Update & Reflection

Hello, denizens of the Internet!

I know it probably seemed like I've dropped off the face of the Web, and for the most part that is true, since college (uni for you anglophiles) has indeed been keeping me busy. Anyway, although I've been on semester break for a while as of this writing, I've spent most of my time on illustrious efforts such as lazing around while watching Ashens' videos and working on various IRL projects (But who am I kidding myself here, it was mostly the former). Basically, not working on UTAU stuff. Not helping matters is the fact that my hard drive broke mid-semester, wiping out two unfinished voicebanks for Setebos, and that I'm confined to working on my computer while it's hooked to my TV because half my laptop screen is broken.

With that said, I'm going to try and work on one thing before I go back to school on the 11th, and that's to make one UTAU video, with one tricky catch: I'm going to try and do everything except for UTAU renderings in Ubuntu*, my new OS of choice. I already have an art program that I like, so the only real issue is to track down an audio program (NOT Audacity if I can help it), and a video editor. In addition: I will blog about this endeavor because why not?

Finally, with a new year beginning, I've come across a somewhat startling realization that makes me feel slightly old**: that I've been using UTAU for nearly five years now. In other words, I've been involved in this hobby that involves tinkering with a slightly flawed but still cool singing synth editor for a half decade now, and I'm not even sure how to react to this fact. Oh well, such is life.

Peace out! (ovo)y

*I could install UTAU on Linux using Wine, but since this is already a dual-boot computer I don't see the purpose in it.
**Also making me feel old are the 13-year-olds in the fandom but that's a different story entirely.