February 26, 2008


...If possible, explain.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:42 AM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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That's a demo of a package called "Vocaloid". It's a voice synthesis program intended to produce singing voices. The one with the green twintails is a chibi version of the mascot for the product, nominally "Hatsune Miku".

Near the end of the clip, she climbs up onto the second step and starts waving things in her hands. Those are leeks, and it's an internet meme that's too complicated to explain.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Feb 26 01:36:05 2008 (+rSRq)

2 The explanation for the encore is here.

Posted by: Will at Tue Feb 26 12:23:06 2008 (WnBa/)

3 Yes...yEs...yeS,,,but...WHAT DOES IT MEEEEAAAAN!!!???

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Feb 27 13:24:26 2008 (dBhYC)

4 I think it means "Chibis are cute, and our package works real well."

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Feb 27 14:36:41 2008 (+rSRq)

5 Or it means, "All your money are belong to us, or the chibis get hurt."

Posted by: Will at Wed Feb 27 15:45:02 2008 (WnBa/)

6 Oh, I just found something else relevant. These aren't ordinary chibis. They're called "Nendroids", for some reason or other.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Feb 28 02:38:29 2008 (+rSRq)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Feb 28 02:38:56 2008 (+rSRq)

8 I got the spelling wrong. They're called "Nendoroids". And I still don't know where the term came from.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Feb 28 12:10:43 2008 (+rSRq)



Nendo is a 3-D modeling program that I would assume is related to these san-reducers.

ROID is a Report Of Item Descrepancy which is what results from exposure to these things when I=ones brain.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Feb 29 18:50:28 2008 (Hrqgp)

10 粘土 "Nendo" means "clay" in Japanese. I'm sure that's where the program got its name. Whether the Nendoroids were in turn named after the program or were independently named is anybody's guess.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Mar 1 13:18:38 2008 (+rSRq)

11 The effect is similar to some claymation, but much more so the old Rankin Bass stop motion effects.

(now in correct thread.... it had little relevance to William F Buckley)

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Mar 12 13:36:55 2008 (6MFde)

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