Name : Stephanie (a.k.a. stephie)
Location : California, USA
Languages : English, a little bit of Japanese
Birthday : May 15th
Blood type : Either B or O?
Strong points : Friendly, helpful, and doesn’t get angry easily.
Weak points : A klutz and doesn’t work well under pressure.
Likes: Animals, science (biology), sweets, anime/manga, cute things, doodling, and handheld games.
Dislikes: Studying, ochem, and pickled ginger.
Favorite music genre: None. Depends on mood.
Favorite non-Vocaloid artists/bands/singers: (Not including Nico-related artists) L’Arc~en~Ciel, Angela Aki, Kalafina, and Yuuya Matsushita
How did you find out about Vocaloid?
When Hatsune Miku first boomed in popularity in 2008 or so, I saw her character everywhere so I googled her and listened to a few of her songs. I did have a few Vocaloid songs on my playlist, I didn’t get into the fandom until I started following the Vocaran on Nico Sound and Nico Nico Douga. My first favorite producer was kz of livetune.
What did you learn from being in the Vocaloid fandom?
I gained a better appreciation for composers and musicians. It’s awesome to know that through Vocaloid, shy or unknown composers can put out their work for the world to listen!
Either Miku or Gumi.
Scop, FuwariP, yukkedoluce, yuxuki waga, keeno, Nekomushi, Nekobolo, Nanou, and Paolino.
How did you find out about Utattemita?
When the song “ggrks” first became a hit, I wasn’t too fond of the original Vocaloid version. Curious behind its popularity, I wandered Nico Nico Douga through the ggrks tag and found clewota’s cover of the song. I was really impressed, I didn’t know anything about Utattemita back then, but I would regularly keep tabs on clear and his various collab partners like Wotamin and Dasoku. While searching for information on clear, I came across ofurotaimu where I learned about the actual Utattemita fandom and the rest is history :).
What did you learn from being in the Utattemita fandom?
Timezone differences suck. Also what I didn’t mention in the Vocaloid section, but applies here, is I learned how nice it is to be able to directly interact with the artists, even if it’s a little bit :)
Favorite male utaite?
clear, Mi-chan, amu, Inakamono
Favorite female utaite?
Ritsuka, Chibita, Topi, 630
Other corner of Nico Nico Douga that you’re interested in?
Koemane (voice mimicry/impressions) is pretty fun! I also watch MADs and animal videos! There are some musicians I like as well, but I’m not too knowledgeable on the category.
What is ofurotaimu to you?
It’s a warm place of goodness (●´ω｀●) Seriously! There are other Utattemita/Vocaloid-related communities and websites, but I love ofurotaimu for its members. From the first time I talked with members via Skype group chats and twitter, I felt accepted. Most of my irl friends don’t know or understand Vocaloid or Utattemita, so spazzing with the ofurotaimu community makes me really happy. It’s amazing that everyone is from all across the globe! I’m grateful for the people I’ve met at ofurotaimu.
What is your favorite part of ofurotaimu?
The friends I’ve met through the community! Otherwise the spotlights because they’re so helpful and introduce me to new people! I also love ofurotaimu’s sense of integrity and professionalism.
Other fandoms you participate in:
There aren’t any other fandoms I’m deep into, but I guess various anime/manga fandoms?
Additional stuff on you:
I’m an Animal Biology major! I specialized in gross things like worms and bugs!
Message to whoever reads this? (Japanese or English is ok!)
Thanks for visiting ofurotaimu \o/ I hope we can be friends! Please feel free to ask me anything!
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