Weekly Vocaloid Rankings #141

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on June 15, 2010 by kumoriha

Nico Nico Douga.
World’s End Dancehall strong as always. 3 more days until one month after its release. Let’s go to 1 million views! (Last time I checked, it was past 960k) One great thing about this week – ARiA is back. So awesome.

Stupid pantsu song actually did get first…

In completely random news, there’s one part of the gym I really don’t like, and that’s the locker room. It reeks, and walking in to see some random naked guy in there is not something I like to do. It’s like hot springs, only smelly, and the people have had too much McDonalds.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
俗語(zokugo) – colloquialism; slang. Basically what I try to look up. Every time I come across one in an eroge.

Good hayou! Uh, ho zao! Tsuuka, shi which ah?!

Posted in Life with tags , on June 9, 2010 by kumoriha

As I was walking home from the gym today, I looked ahead and saw a car waiting to come out from McDonalds onto the street. As it was, it was in the way of the sidewalk. Normally, you (well, I) would walk behind it and continue on. Despite the long half-circumference I have to take. But the car backed up and let me pass directly across the curb. Instinctively, I turned to the driver and did a smile-and-minor-bow, but then it suddenly hit me. What if he wouldn’t really understand me? What if he thought I were strange? Okay, didn’t really care about the second one. But nonetheless, I wondered whether the proper thing to do was to do the wave-hand-greeting. As it was, I was in the middle of my bow, and it probably looked like I spasmed. While smiling. A bit.

At least I don’t bow to the pizza delivery guy.

Oh wait. I did. Urgh.

Well, I’m looking forward to the possible return visit to China over Winter Break. Hopefully I’ll still remember Engrish by the time I get back.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
ROMります(ROM-rimasu) – Pronounced ロムります(romurimasu) too, I believe. Anyway, I’ve seen a lot of acronyms for the ROM part, but the one that stuck (the first one I saw and the shortest one) was “Read-Only Member.” In short, it means to lurk (in a chat or whatever). Yeah, I’m rewatching DRRR!! again.

Weekly Vocaloid Rankings #140

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on June 8, 2010 by kumoriha

Nico Nico Douga.
World’s End Dancehall strong as usual. This is like…Meltdown-strong. First place is obviously cosMoP’s new song. Yay for Miku Append.
Not much else to say. JBF and the usual gatekeepers strong as usual.

Recommend me some good anime please.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
調子に乗る(choushi ni noru) – to be caught up in the moment. Literally “riding the moment.” Sounds weird in English, but it kind of makes sense, right? Right?

Cirno’s Perfect Math Class

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , on June 7, 2010 by kumoriha

Definitely paying a visit to Tokyo University sometime. Hopefully during my college years.
Tokyo U students dance to Cirno’s Perfect Math Class. So so awesome.

The comments were the funniest part though. “This is the future of Japan right here…” Well, it certainly better than the future of America…
This Toudai Project included the Touhou cast, of course (minus Alice, sadly), along with other favorites. Abe, Ronald McDonald, Obama (lolwtf), and I think I saw Goku too.

Reminds me of the Hokkaido dancers, only…y’know…without freezing snow. And with national level students. Yep. So going to Tokyo U.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
下らない(kudaranai) – useless, stupid. Pretty intense word. Unless you really despise something, I’d stick with baka or dame.

Esu! Ei! Tiiiiii!

Posted in Life, Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , on June 5, 2010 by kumoriha

This morning I took my SAT IIs. I was originally planning to take US History too, but after I went through hell Math II and Physics, I fell into “screw this” mode. It was very fun, especially since I couldn’t sleep at all last night. And thanks for the text message at 12:26 am, Clint.
That aside, I should have scored okay…maybe…hopefully…


Also started working out. I feel like POO.

In happier news, local NND god J has come back, with THE old favorite, a cover of Nico Nico Douga Ryuuseigun.


Random Japanese Word of the Day:
あり得ない(arienai) – “Impossible!”; lit. “can’t be.” By the way, the neutral form of the verb is ariuru, not arieru. People who say arieru are doing it wrong.

Weekly Vocaloid Rankings #139

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on June 1, 2010 by kumoriha

Nico Nico Douga.
Wow. This week.
Thanks to the Vocalogenesis Vocaloid album hitting first in Oricon rankings (WOW), a bunch of old songs came back up. Watashi no Jikan…that was the song that brought me into Vocaloid (and Melt, too, later). World’s End Dancehall remains first! Even くたばれPTA(kutabare PTA/”Fuck you, PTA”) only managed to make second. Interesting song.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
出鱈目(detarame) – nonsense. Daily conversation in Japanese class: Dillon – Nanda sono detarame! (What’s with that nonsense?)/Me – Maa, ii ka? (Eh, whatever)

Shall we dance?

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , on May 27, 2010 by kumoriha

World’s End Dancehall, in just a little over a week…has hit 570,000 views. Wow. That’s somewhere around 70,000 views a day, which is really crazy.

The sad Youtube version not hitting 40k yet…
The karaoke version is not released yet, so I’m expecting another surge when it finally comes out.

Also, Soulja Boy sucks. Majorly.

Well, school’s finally out. Time to start/finish my medical summer camp application. Time to procrastinate and play games (and sleep) all day long. Ah wait, did I contradict myself there? Or did I not? Tricky~

Right, Kida Masaomi moment ends.

Today…was not a sad farewell. I’m afraid next year may be. Very melancholic to think about how you will never see the people you’ve been with for the past 7 years. Or 4. Or whatever.
I suppose I’ll save the wallowing in sadness in some dark corner for later next year.


Random Japanese Word of the Day:
とはいえ(tohaie) – Actually pronounced “towaie.” It means “however.”

Weekly Vocaloid Rankings #138

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on May 25, 2010 by kumoriha

Nico Nico Douga.
Well, this week was interesting. Lots of things rising up from the dead. As expected, World’s End Dancehall came first undisputed with a clear lead. It’ll probably stay pretty high next week too, from the way things look. wowaka has 3 songs in the rankings now, which is…really good. Anyway…

To Monster Hunter Freedom Unite!

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
やばい(yabai) – This is one of those Japanese words which can have completely opposite meanings depending on context (or whatever the speaker feels). Yabai can mean either “really bad” or, recently, “really cool.” Kind of how the word “bad” became “cool” or whatever. As usual, lazy speakers turn this to やべえ(yabee…)

I lost…

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by kumoriha

A person named “Kuzu” (who apparently says he is aptly named as “garbage”) did a cover of magnet. One man. 4 voices. You know the drill.
He beat me to it. Dang.
The general consensus is that his female voices are better than his male voices, to the point where there’s “a fairy living inside his throat” to describe his Miku voice. I think his Luka voice is much more praiseworthy though…it’s very naturally feminine.

A bunch of nice utattemitas popped up too. That Kyon/Gintoki guy covered Venus and Jesus from Arakawa Under the Bridge.
Sekihan once again shows his love for SKE with SKE Lovers. You can ignore the first part if you want…

Pokota and Hana-tan sing Hikarizakura (Cherry blossoms of light…I guess?)

Usa sings Aikotoba (Words of Love). Very cute song.

And finally, wowaka releases another song. Luka and Miku sing World’s End Dancehall. Expect this to be first in Vocaloid rankings.

Whew. Long music post.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
突然(totsuzen) – suddenly. Exactly as in Chinese.

Weekly Vocaloid Rankings #137

Posted in Nico Nico Douga with tags , , on May 18, 2010 by kumoriha

Nico Nico Douga.
Yowamushi Mont Blanc is…wow. Sticking in there. Reminds me of Meltdown, only it’s not stuck in #1. Nice to see JBF is still strong. magnet’s hanging in there too. The Miku Append songs got a nice surge as well.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
無限(mugen) – infinity. Literally “without limit.” Just another word, I guess; no real meme or anything.