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~ホシフラ~ franzpadi

random vocaloid transcriptor and lazy student OTL

What you need to know about the way I post stuff
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hoshifura
crappy layout is crappy.

so here are the thumbnails I'll be using, and the purpose of their usage.

 

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A Fake Company Falsely Claiming Rights to Vocaloid Videos?
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hoshifura
 Below is a quoted post from SeyrenLK;s Facebook, a well-known and respected member of the Vocaloid community:

 After the successful concert in Los Angeles fanpage moderators worldwide decided to have a online meeting via Ventrilo a total of 22 moderators including me and Rinnie. According to the Brazilian, UK and Russian moderators some of Vocaloid music in YouTube are starting to have advertisement because of a copyright claim of a company name CRYPTON_FUTURE_MEDIA however there is a huge possibility that this so called company is "FAKE" because usually when Crypton file a claim it usually appears in Japanese text as クリプトン・フューチャー・メディア株式会社 or Crypton Future Media, Inc. in English "not" CRYPTON_FUTURE_MEDIA, we are highly suspicious that the person who is claiming vocaloid music in YouTube as CRYPTON_FUTURE_MEDIA is just making money from Youtube advertisement! Two Japanese moderators are currently on their way with Crypton to confirm if CRYPTON_FUTURE_MEDIA is their's or not, if not then Fanbase and Crypton will have a huge problem with this claims and Crypton may file a paper to YouTube for removal of imitation company who's making money from ads.

By watching advertisement video prior to the actual video in YouTube will automatically give 10 to 15 cents per view to the owner of the video even if it's not uploaded to their YouTube account. On Ads banner they'll only recieve per click but in case of video it's per view.

So, we are encouraging people NOT to watch any Vocaloid videos in YouTube for a while go visit nicodouga. If our suspicion is correct then watching YouTube with video ads is basically supporting this so called company CRYPTON_FUTURE_MEDIA that's right they'll get paid everytime you watch vocaloid videos with their claims.

We are not sure if this company really belong to the right holders. I don't mind ads in Vocaloid videos in YouTube as long as it's the real company who's getting paid for it not some random guy. We don't have any proof that it's fake only the way the put the company name.

Apparently, there is a scam artist out there stealing and making cash out of Vocaloid videos that have been made without the intention of gaining profit at all. This has become more obvious over the past few days when Hatsune Miku has become more popular to the general public.
 
So far, this said company has targeted only UTAU and Vocaloid covers. Further investigation is still needed.
There is a discussion regarding this matter here.
 
Things for now have mellowed down, but we are all currently trying our best to put a stop to this fake company. Hopefully, things will be resolved soon. I wouldn't want any Youtube upload, especially any of mine, to be used as a means of milking cash out without any of its rightful owners not gaining profit off it too.

ugh... posting past midnight
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hoshifura
I've recently been feeling sick, which is not a very pleasant feeling for my part. Seriously. I have a pile of work to do, and it never seems to mellow down. My body hurts so much, and my headache keeps getting worse due to lack of sleep. I wonder how long the pain will keep on.

It's not that I want to sound whiny so that I'll gain pity. I could care less if people pity me or not. I just think I'll lay off work for a couple of days.

"Mikubook" ~The Official Hatsune Miku Sharing Site?
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hoshifura
 Mikubook is apparently a video-sharing site sponsored(?) by Crypton and Sega for the promotion of Hatsune Miku.

Quoted from Mikubook itself:

 About MIKUBOOK

MIKUBOOK makes more fun to discover your next favorites by sharing your like with VOCALOID fans all over the world !

You can browse around things (BETA ver. only shows video) related to VOCALOID such as Hatsune Miku, and recommend new things for the others.

How does MIKUBOOK work?


Once you've "fave" a video, MIKUBOOK starts to show new videos you may like on your stream.

Not like just another automatic recommend system, videos are also recommened directly by other VOCALOID fans.

Knows songs other users probably do not know but they may like? If so, "Recommend"!

With "Recommend", you can suggest new video for people have same taste,"If like this, you may like this. "- the way you do with your friends!


The concept is simple:
You log in using your Twitter or Facebook, and start faving songs from Mikubook. Your faved songs are then evaluated and matched up with other people's faves to recommend to you a Vocaloid video you might like based on your fave/s.

Con of this site, it uses Youtube as its main source of videos. Though I'm not going to complain on that one. I guess I'll give it a try once the site has improved a bit. It still has a lot of bugs in it.

hoshi went to a convention
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hoshifura
 *points at time* just woke up.

So yesterday, I went to ToyCon (day1) in SM MegaMall. I met up with Suroy, a fandubber in Youtube. He treated me lunch, and introduced me to some of his friends, We also got to see a lot of cosplayers, figure galleries, and other stuff you see in Toy Conventions. He was really nice. I just wish I wasn't so awkward a company to begin with orz

Today, I went alone to ToyCon (day2) in a fail Panda Hero cosplay. I had a lot of fun taking pictures and interacting with other cosplayers, and comics and anime enthusiasts. I was also a bit flattered when people asked for my picture to be taken, even though my cosplay was an utter mess on purpose. I wish it could've lasted longer and didn't cost so much D:

The Facebook album of the pictures I took, if anyone's interested.
One thing that irked me, though, is how they organized the event. Within the event were two separate events. There was a stage for bands to sing anime songs, and a stage for the cosplay competition. It would've been alright if the stages made were at least found at opposite ends of each other, but instead, they were next to each other, which made the audio REAAALLY ear-piercing, and painful, especially when moe-girl wannabes tried to sing in an anime-ish fashion, pitching their voices up to a chipmunk's level. And the cosplay competition stage, although really grand and fancy, had no seats. People had to stand up the whole time to watch and capture footage. It was unfair for the people watching from the back (myself included) because the people up front blocked the view.

What I did like were the freebies. They gave away free canned Coke Zero to everyone who passed by the FreshGear Booth, and some Minute Maid cups. It was very convenient since the temperature inside the event hall was high.

But of course, the nazi that I am still has more complaints. I wish the counterfeiting of the anime merchandise stopped. Seriously. Though I admit that I fall for these imitations, it's just unfair how one orders something straight from Japan, then finds an exact same copy of that merch being sold in a much cheaper price and quality. I also wish that there was an event hall specifically for cosplayers to hang out in instead of the hall outside the event hall. The MegaMall hallways became crowded with cosplayers and photographers, therefore making it almost impossible for everybody to pass through like say to the restrooms...

Overall, the event was fun. I wish it could have lasted longer, but all good things must end at some point. now if you'll please excuse me, I have some homework to cram on.

PFFFFFF
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hoshifura
 Don't be fooled that this Livejournal account is past a year old. I made it just today. I just recounted my most memorable crap and manipulated the dates to make em all look old.

I used to have a Tumblr account, but I didn't feel like reactivating it. It was too derpy. It's full of shame.

So, why did I make a Livejournal account?
 
One, it's required in our new course. XD /shot

Well, I've been meaning to make myself a blog where I can post my work. I fail, however, in layouting, and that's what made my Tumblr look so derpy. Thus, I just copied the content from my old Tumblr to here. I also imported my Youtube works here. Hopefully, this will be more organized, since the layout is simpler. This is now officially hoshifura's place for random shizz. Huzzah. :P
 
So, what else should I put in the journal with the random posts? I guess I'll need to be a bit more open about myself in here. Don't get me wrong, I am an open person. I'm just not that open publicly, especially in Facebook. *cringes*
 
I guess everything that needs to be said has already been said. More entries to come! woohoo~

「Invitation」(PV付) - KEI feat.VY1
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hoshifura
Music, Lyrics, Arrangement: KEI
Album: HORROR FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS
PV Illustrations: ひなのすけ (Hinanosuke)
Translations: hoshifura
www.youtube.com/user/hoshifura



The first KEI feat VY1 in this album.
This is also the first VY1 song I've heard, which made me instantly fall in love with her voice... or maybe it was the lyrics that made me fall in love with it... idk...
HNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!
I just love this song...

I would have encoded Tagalog subs, but my netbook and I don't get along very well... so yeah~

original upload
www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14019085

mp3 download
on vocal   nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14019085
(just scroll down to 'Mp3' next to some Kanji)
wav download
off vocal   www1.axfc.net/uploader/B/so/81746
(password is invi)

Kanji
"どこでもない場所" からのメッセージ
皮肉交じりの招待状
返事は最初っから聞いちゃいないぜ
「無理やりだって連れて行く」

繋がった 君まで届いた

空間も時間も超えて僕らは出会えた
響き合う波になった
瞬間と永遠が交差して僕らは生まれた
動き出す鼓動が聞こえた

隠してたはずだった微かなメッセージ
斜に構えた救難信号

バレていた 君には聴こえた

偶然も必然も関係無い 僕らは出会えた
それだけが全てなんだ
幻想と真実が交差して僕らは生まれた
紡ぎ出す一筋のストーリー

始まるよ さあ 始めよう

空間も時間も超えて僕らは出会えた
響き合う波になった
瞬間と永遠が交差して僕らは生まれた
動き出す鼓動が聞こえた

始まるよ ここから

Romaji
"doko de mo nai basho" kara no messeeji
hiniku-majiri no shoutai-jou
henji wa saisho kkara kiicha inai ze
「muriyari datte tsurete iku」

tsunagatta kimi made todoita

kuukan mo jikan mo koete bokura wa deaeta
hibiki au nami ni natta
shunkan to eien ga kousa shite bokura wa umareta
ugokidasu kodou ga kikoeta

kakushi teta hazudatta kasukana messeeji
hasu ni kamaeta kyuunan shingou

barete ita kimi ni wa kikoeta

guuzen mo hitsuzen mo kankei nai bokura wa deaeta
sore dake ga subetena nda
gensou to shinjitsu ga kousa shite bokura wa umareta
tsumugi dasu hitosuji no sutourii

hajimaru yo saa hajimeyou

kuukan mo jikan mo koete bokura wa deaeta
hibiki au nami ni natta
shunkan to eien ga kousa shite bokura wa umareta
ugokidasu kodou ga kikoeta

hajimaru yo koko kara

English
“A place nowhere seen” this message is from,
A tongue-in-cheek invitation.
I’ll probably hear no reply,
“so I’ll just have to force it in.”

It connected... and it reached you.

By exceeding the boundaries of time and space, we were able to meet
As if brought about in a single wave.
The moment eternities intersected, we came to be,
And the pulse of a new beginning was heard.

Subtle messages are kept hidden,
While calls of distress are sent in crossways.

But there's a certain sound that you cannot hear with your ears alone.

If it was all truly just by chance that we were able to meet
Then that should just be it.
Fantasy and reality collided, and we came to be.
They intertwine, the threads of our stiry

It begins... Now, it begins.

By exceeding the boundaries of time and space, we were able to meet
As if brought about in a single wave.
The moment eternities intersected, we came to be,
And the pulse of a new beginning was heard.

It starts right here.

「Handwritten Map」 - KEI feat.VY1
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hoshifura
Music, Lyrics, Arrangement: KEI
Album: HORROR FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS
Translations: hoshifura
www.youtube.com/user/hoshifura



This song precedes "Neverland". I was just too lazy to post it earlier than Neverland. orz
The lyrics are really inspiring, and kind of sad. It holds that bit of truth within the lines.
I showed it to a friend, and he was like "Is the composer some kind of poet or something?"
Kei categorized it as "VocaloEmo" but I don't find the lyrics to be emo. :|
I'm a sucker for this kind of music.
Overall, this is a song worth putting in your playlists.

original upload
www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14406421

mp3 download
(scroll down to 'Mp3' next to some Kanji)
nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14406421

Kanji
見失った道標 頼れるのはこいつだけ
自分の足で歩いてきた 歪な地図を広げ

綺麗に敷かれた街道より
不毛の荒野を選んできた

こんな不完全な僕らの 未完成な地図の上
指し示した現在地
きっとレスキューなんか無いだろう
それでも放つシグナルを

進むべき方角など
誰も教えちゃくれない

次第に記憶は掠れるけど
残した足跡は消えないぜ

いつか不完全な僕らは 未完成な地図を持って
息絶えてしまうけど
きっと拓いた道のりは 誰かを導くはずさ

何度も何度も 捨ててしまいそうになっても
何度も何度も 強く握り締めた
何にも何にも 他にいらない

こんな不完全な僕らの 未完成な地図の上
指し示した現在地
きっと完全なんかないだろう
完成なんかないだろう
だから僕らは行ける

いつか不完全な僕らは 未完成な地図を持って
息絶えてしまうけど
きっと拓いた道のりは 誰かを導くはずさ

Romaji
miushinatta michishirube tayoreru no wa koitsu dake
jibun no ashi de aruite kita ibitsuna chizu o hiroge

kirei ni shikareta kaidou yori
fumou no kourya o erande kita

konna fukanzenna bokura no mi kanseina chizu no ue
sashishimeshita genzaichi
kitto resukyuu nanka naidarou
sore demo hanatsu shigunaru o

susumubeki hougaku nado
dare mo oshiecha kurenai

shidaini kioku wa kasurerukedo
nokoshita ashiato wa kienai ze
itsuka fukanzenna bokura wa mikanseina chizu o motte
iki taete shimau kedo
kitto hiraita michinori wa dare ka o michibiku hazu sa

nan-do mo nan-do mo sutete shimai-sou ni natte mo
nan-do mo nan-do mo tsuyoku nigirishimeta
nani ni mo nani ni mo hoka ni iranai

konna fukanzenna bokura no mi kanseina chizu no ue
sashishimeshita genzaichi
kitto kanzen nankanaidarou
kansei nankanaidarou
dakara bokura wa ikeru

itsuka fukanzenna bokura wa mikanseina chizu o motte
iki taete shimaukedo
kitto hiraita michinori wa dare ka o michibiku hazu sa

English
This certain man just lost a reliable guide
As he walked barefoot in this distorted map.

From the gorgeously paved road,
To the barren wastelands.

We’re all made imperfect in this unfinished map
Where in our current pin-pointed location,
No one can rescue us.
But still, I shoot up a signal.

The directions I need to take,
Someone, please tell them to me.

Gradually, these memories get faded and grazed
But rest assured the footprints won't disappear.

Each one of us is an imperfect being holding an handwritten map.
So, if say, one of us stops breathing,
Then the gap opened in the road will lead someone else ahead.

Over and over again, if you try to throw something away,
Then over and over again will you find it coming back.
Nothing else, nothing else, is needed anymore.

We are all made imperfect in this unfinished map.
Where in our current pin-pointed location,
There is no such thing as perfection, no such thing as completion,
That’s why we move forward.

Each of us is an imperfect being holding an handwritten map.
So, if say, one of us stops breathing,
Then the gap opened in the road will lead someone else ahead.

Tagalog
Hindi alam nitong taong ito kung saan siya pupunta
Habang nakayapak niyang tinatahak itong magulong mapa

Mula sa makulay at makinis na daan
Patungo sa tigang na lupa.

Lahat tayo'y di perpekto sa loob nitong mapang di tapos
kung saan sa bawat kinahahantungan natin ay
walang darating na rescue, pero nagpaputok pa rin ako ng signal.

Ang dirksyon na dapat kong puntahan,
Pakiusap, sabihin niyo sa akin.

Unti-unting nagagasgas itong mga alaala,
Pero sigurado namang di mawawala ang mga bakas nila.

Lahat tayo'y imperpektong tao na hawak ang ginuhit nating mapa,
kaya't kunsakaling isa sa atin ay tumigil ang paghinga,
eh di ang bakas ng nabakanteng daan ay makakatulong sa pagtahak ng iba.

Paulit-ulit lang, kapag may tinapon kang isang bagay,
Paulit-ulit lang itong babalik sa iyo.
Wala na, wala nang iba pang kailangang hingin pa.

Lahat tayo'y di perpekto sa loob nitong mapang di tapos
kung saan sa bawat kinahahantungan natin ay
Walang perpektong bagay, walang kumpletong bagay.
Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit tayo sumusulong.

Lahat tayo'y imperpektong tao na hawak ang ginuhit nating mapa,
kaya't kunsakaling isa sa atin ay tumigil ang paghinga,
eh di ang bakas ng nabakanteng daan ay makakatulong sa pagtahak ng iba.

KEI will release his 3rd Vocaloid album
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hoshifura
「Horror For Holiday Shoppers」
01.Invitation
02.Easter
03.My Generation (Damned For All Time)
04.Doomsday Clock
05.Returner
06.A New Frontier
07.Hypothetical Enemy
08.Neverland
09.Flyleaf
10.Hello Monster, Hello Trickster
11.Handwritten Map
12.1957
13.ARIGATO
 
Don't be fooled by the album title. It's not a gorey, bloody, goth music thing.
I'm pretty downright impressed with the music. I've only heard of the featured four, and I'll probably be translating those later, and from what I've heard so far, it's gonna be downright awesome. Why?

Here's why:

A. It's gonna be a VY1-eccentric album.
It won't be a usual -insert Cryptonloid here- eccentric album, which will be very nice to see,
considering the fact that ALL Cryptonloids overshadow the other Vocaloids.
I really think that VY1 has a lovely voice. She deserves her chance at the spotlight.

B. The lyrics. ; u ;
I won't say anything about the lyrics yet. It'll spoil everything.
 
I am overall looking forward to this album. Too bad it'll be available only in Japan...
 
EDIT: Now, here's a crossfade demo of the entire album~ You need a NicoVideo account to be able to listen to it though. :|
 

「Neverland」 - KEI feat.VY1
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hoshifura
Music, Lyrics, Arrangement: KEI
Album: HORROR FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS
Translations: hoshifura with a little help from Sebz
www.youtube.com/user/hoshifura
www.youtube.com/user/abbythesebzgal



KEI (not the illustrator) is one of the very few people who uses VY1 really well.
He is also responsible for introducing me to VY1's beautiful voice.
A plus factor to note is the lyrical content of his songs.
They really bring out something in all of us.

original upload
www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm14472225

mp3 download
(scroll down til you see 'Mp3' next to some Kanji)
nicosound.anyap.info/sound/sm14472225

Kanji
マンガで見たような 都合のいい奇跡も
ちょっと信じこんでた ちょっと期待してたのさ
僕がヒーローになって 敵を蹴散らして
誰からも愛されるような

だけど優勝なんてありえない
勲章など貰えやしない
全力だけど届かない
けど 諦め方も知らないんだ
そんなバカでいたい

本当は分かってた 大人になること
ずっと目を逸らしてた こんなはずじゃなかった
まるでヒーロー気分で 誰か蹴落として
誰かに蹴落とされて


だけど感動だけは忘れない
想像だけは描きたい
競争だけじゃ掴めないもの
持ちきれないほど集めたいんだ
付き合ってくれるかな

ネバーランドなんてあるはずも無いけど
ピーターパンみたく飛べたらなぁ

優勝なんてしてたら
勲章とか貰えてたら
簡単に届いてたら
すぐ退屈に思えちゃうよ

感動だけは伝えたい
想像だけじゃ終わらない
競争だけじゃ掴めないもの
持ちきれないほど差し出したいんだ
受け取ってくれるかい?

Romaji
manga de mita you na tsugou no ii kiseki mo
chotto shinji kondeta chotto kitai shi teta no sa
boku ga hiirou ni natte teki o ke chirashite
dare kara mo aisa reru you na

dakedo yuushou nante arienai
kunshou nado moraeyashinai
zenryoku dakedo todokanai
kedo akirame-kata mo shiranainda
sonna baka de itai

hontou wa wakatteta otona ni naru koto
zutto me o sorashi teta konna hazu janakatta
marude hiirou kibun de dare ka ke otoshite
dare ka ni ke otosa rete

dakedo kandou dake wa wasurenai
souzou dake wa egakitai
kyousou dake ja tsukamenai mono
mochi kirenai hodo atsumetai nda
tsukiatte kureru ka na

nebaarando nante aru hazu mo naikedo
piitaa pan mitaku tobetara naa

yuushou nante shi tetara
kunshou toka morae tetara
kantan ni todoi tetara
sugu taikutsu ni omoe chau yo

kandou dake wa tsutaetai
souzou dakeja owaranai
kyousou dake ja tsukamenai mono
mochi kirenai hodo sashidashitai nda
uketotte kureru kai?

English
As seen in the comics, a convenient miracle;
I believed in it for a moment. I had expected something.
I’ll be a hero. I’ll defeat the enemy.
I’ll be loved by everyone.


But absolute victory is all an illusion.
I can’t even get a medal in real life.
Even if I give everything I have, I still can’t.
Still, I don’t know how to quit at it too.
I’m that kind of idiot, I guess.

I know I should grow up and understand reality.
I shouldn’t turn my eyes away from what I see.
Because even the hero who is supposed to win
Loses sometimes.

I can’t forget the feelings felt.
I can’t draw from my imagination alone.
Those things grasped from struggling,
I want to gather them,
I just need someone to come with me.

Neverland, there is no such place.
If only I can fly like Peter Pan.

But if I had attained absolute victory,
If I had been awarded with a medal,
If things were easy as that,
Then life would be so boring.

I want to convey the feelings I’ve felt.
Imagination cannot end just like that.
There are things that cannot be obtained through struggling.
There are things that can be shared too.
So will you accept them?

Tagalog
Tila isang eksena mula sa komiks, isang milagro ang nangyari.
Napaniwala ako nito saglit. Parang dito ko nahanap ang lakas.
Ako'y naging isang 'hero'. Tinalo ko ang kalaban.
Pinuri ako ng lahat ng tao.

Pero wala naman talagang tunay na tagumpay.
Ni medalya nga, wala ako makuha sa totoong buhay.
Kahit gawin ko ang lahat ng makakaya ko, wala pa rin ako mapapala, pero,
Di rin ako marunong sumuko.
Sadyang tanga lang talaga ako.

Alam ko na hindi na ako isang bata.
Alam kong dapat harapin ko na ang mga pagsubok ng realidad.
Dahil ang 'hero' na dapat laging manalo,
ay natatalo din minsan.

Hindi ko pwedeng makalimutan ang mga emosyong nadarama ko.
Hindi pwedeng umasa ako sa sarili kong imahinasyon.
Lahat ng mga bagay na napala ko mula sa pakikipagsapalaran,
Gusto ko ipunin lahat iyon,
Kailangan ko lang ng kasama.

"Neverland" ... walang ganitong lugar.
Kung sana, gaya ni Peter Pan, nakakalipad din ako.

Kung ganoon nga kadaling makuha ang tagumpay,
Kung ganoon nga kadaling makuha ang medalya,
Kung ganoon nga kadaling makuha ang lahat ng bagay,
Di ba parang walang kwenta na ang buhay?

Gusto kong maipahiwatig ang mga emosyong nadarama ko.
Hindi maaaring matigil ang imahinasyon.
May mga bagay na hindi nakukuha sa pakikipagsapalaran lang.
Minsa'y nakukuha mo iyon mula sa isang tao lang,
Kaya't ayos lang ba kung may ibibigay ako sa iyo?

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