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:bulletgreen: Mascot character of Megpoid which is a singing synthesizer application software powered by Yamaha's Vocaloid2 and was published by Internet Co., Ltd.
:bulletgreen:  Release date:  June 25, 2009.
:bulletgreen: Gender: Female
:bulletgreen: Hair/Eye Color: Green/Green
:bulletgreen: Optimum tempo: 60 - 175 BPM
:bulletgreen: Optimum range: F2 - A4
:bulletgreen: Character Items: Carrot, Goggles
:bulletgreen: Voice provided by:  Megumi Nakajima

Information Provided by: vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Gumi

Digital Art


chibi Megpoid by clowx Gumehhh by qrullgx13 Anime style try: GUMI by 0Catarina0 MATRYOSHKA by EvilApple513 Megupooo by Aka-Shiro MEGPOID by taroru .:.Megpoid:GUMI.:. by iggie39 gumi by Stabat Gumi and Miku by BumblebeeSam Megpoid : GUMI by Merunyaa :thumb177905971: GUMI by grkoch GUMI and Rin by grkoch Megpoid Gumi by Kogane-chan :thumb127713314: Megpoid Gumi: Be Myself by ippus Gumi by Hosino-Hikaru Megpoid Gumi by Nodoka-Mitsuki Campanella FULL by denim2 Campanella by Nodoka-Mitsuki Magical Carrot by SugarMimika Montblanc by Maryenta  Gumi   Lineart-RainbowMaple by dranzy :thumb180563364: Megpoid-Gumi + Drawing Process by JOEIAN  Vocaloid Gumi by renei Vocaloid::Matryoshka::Gumi by ayexist Campanella by Andcetera SS - Gumi by Rukitella Miku and Gumi by CATGIRL0926 GUMI by CATGIRL0926 Megpoid by Mikeinel gumi by euphonioushinn 1 day 1 vocaloid 2 by Ragnarok026  Bubblegum Kisses by ichi-tori bluebird by Renka-vesper pieapples by CrackedTeapot Onichan to ninjin daisuki by Akacchi Yowamushi Montblanc by Snatcherkid Megpoid GUMI2 by greteling Rin and Gumi by PheiChi :thumb177615434: Gumiraan by Akacchi Drive to the Moon by TFOTR chu-chuchuchu-- by Okamagic coward montblanc... by Hoshino-Tsuki :thumb145742684: :thumb178507406: VOCALOID - GUMI by the-star-samurai :thumb181361534: +Gumi:Matryoshka+ by NonokasX2 :thumb177982215: Gumi by ichitakaseto GUMI by erika913 Mozaik Role - Gumi by allenkung1 :thumb169258534: :thumb174686337: VOCALOID - BLUE BUTTERFLY. by the-star-samurai MA.TO.RYO.SHI.KA by toumin Bokura no 16bit wars by SpectrumGreen


Traditonal Art


Friendship by Narumo 15th KaKAO "Let's sing" by Hime-chama Matryoshka Miku and Gumi by tokiya86 Au Courant by Swt-Team Len n' Gumi by Kjbionicle Vocaloid GUMI by Jane-Boltrushko DWC - Gumi by Yukii21 Gumi's Phantasmagoria by balnibarbi Matryoshka - Miku and Gumi by Sashuka68 .:.Gumi.:. by iggie39 Gumi by kittysan5 matryoshka by silkhat Megpoid Gumi by yuki-mekishiko Vocaloid Gumi Chibi by FuyusFox .:Gumi Megpoid:. by x--KCK--x Gumi - Thanks for 5k Kiriban by maocha Megpoid Gumi by Meawsy Gumi by emiriicchan Matryoshka by ShivaTenshitan  Arittake no Omoi by Alysoun-Konpaku


Cosplay


Comic Fiesta 2009 - 12 by shiroang . You, me, randevous? . by vORANGEsquish Koihasensou_MIKI_01 by Kumoomoo Morning Smiles by macaronivampire . 1, 2, 3, 4 . by vORANGEsquish - Stop SCREAMING - by edylisation :thumb154809558: I want to know more by Mikorio Gumi Matryoshka Cosplay by xKamiNekox just a game by sakana :thumb147972693: :thumb152174363: :thumb157286764: Gumi Megpoid - CF 09 by Amano7 Nephti - Megpoid Gumi by CatoKusanagi Sandplay of the Dragon - Gumi by Ryusei-R1 GUMI: Eager Love Revenge I by edylisation Gumi-Just A game by ValeforHo :thumb165919071: :thumb165918915: Vocaloid: Holography GUMI by Ayatenshi


Wallpaper


Gumi Wallpaper by SweetCandyCupkake Type Carrot Gumi by qrullgx13 GUMI megpoid by TenshiKisumi Gumi wall by melo91 Gumi Wallpaper by Meikiyu


Stamps


Gumi by just-stamps Gumi Megpoid Stamp by relyon gumi megpid stamp by crazysistahs Stamp - Vocaloid: Gumi by Emiliers STAMP Gumi Megpoid by The-Last-Fallen-Ange


And a few songs: (has links attached to names)
Blue Bird
Our 16-Bit Wars
Sorry to You
Megu Megu Fire Endless Night
Song of Loving Carrots
Coward Montblanc
Drive to the Moon
Campanella
Love will Surely Soar
The Last Revolver
Just a Game
Good-bye Memories
The Story That You Do Not Know
Eraser
Against
Forever Tears
Joy of Love
Soppy Ensemble
Mosaic Roll
Bad Apple!!
Matryoshka

:bulletgreen: Feel free to post more songs in the comments!

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29 November 2012

Internet Co, Ltd has recently tweeted that they are going to make an English version of Megpoid Gumi. It is expected to be released Feb 2013 in conjunction with VOCALOID Trans-Pacific, the move to bring VOCALOID to America and popularize it. You can listen to a very quick demo of her singing "I Love You".




26 November 2012

Hey guys, would you like to practice singing some Vocaloid songs? There are users on YouTube who post videos with romaji lyrics with on vocal and off vocal versions of Vocaloid songs! These users include Kyoukaraa, ReddieKaraoke, and Rediakaikai. If you know anyone else who post Vocaloid karaoke, go ahead and tell us and we'll feature them here. Have fun with your karaoke!




25 November 2012

GoodSmile Company has come out with a new Miku Nendoroid for the holiday season! They have come out with the Santa Ver. of Hatsune Miku.






17 November 2012

Megpoid the Music#'s official website has announced that the official release date for its game will be March 28, 2013. There will also be limited edition releases that will include two figures.




13 November 2012

A beta for a new game called Hatsune Miku Live Stage Producer has recently been released and it's available in the Google Play Store, but it's only available for Japanese devices. More information about this game can be read here.




11 November 2012

This is late on our part, but if you haven't already been informed...
The wait is finally coming to an end! Synchronicity Part 3 will be released on December 19th of this year!!
It is rumored that the title will be "Requiem of the Spinning World".

Also, the third installment will be a part of Hitoshizuku-P and Yama's first album together called "EndlessroLL".
More information about how you can pre-order the album is given in this journal entry.

Here is also a yamashizuku.com/ to the preview of the album!
Click "Play movie" and enjoy!

And if you notice, the second last picture they show is of Rin and Len finally able to meet which will be part of the third installment!






8 November 2012

Avanna the Celtic vocaloid has finally been given a mascot!
According to the wiki, she is 18 years old, her illustrator is AkiGlancy (EmpathP), and Zero-G Ltd is the distributor.


Reference Art:

Avanna Front and Back Ref sheet by AkiGlancy

Full Body Art:

Avanna Full Body Art by AkiGlancy

Box Art:

Avanna Official Artwork by AkiGlancy



(Visit AkiGlancy's DeviantArt profile for more information!)

You can also hear her demo that was played at NekoCon!




5 November 2012

Today is the 8th Birthday of MEIKO! Here are a some features to celebrate her birthday!



Vocaloid - Escape of Salmhofer the Witch by Zoltruke

MEIKO Song: スズメノナミダ

MEIKO facts:
:bulletred: MEIKO is the only Crypton Vocaloid without blue eyes.
:bulletred: MEIKO is the first female Japanese Vocaloid.






4 November 2012

Our new Contributors are Anemone-OF-Jonquil, silverharmony, Skychii, and tunaluka! We hope that our new Contributors will help your experience in Vocaloid-fanclub!




3 November 2012

A new project was recently revealed at DC Expo that aims to spread the VOCALOID culture to the US throughout other parts of Asia! Read the full article here.

Also, there will be Project Diva F for the PS3 (note that it's a capital "F" for the PS3 instead of a lowercase "f" for the VITA). This will be the Dreamy Theater version to Project Diva f. Here's the official website! Save data can be exchanged from the VITA to PS3. There will be 6 new songs with matching outfits to go with the songs. There will also be new clothing accessories.




3 November 2012

Looks like GoodSmile Company is going to be releasing new Vocaloid Nendoroids of Lily and Gumi!

And we finally have a preview video of Rosetta for the new Megpoid the Music# game coming out in the future!
Internet Co., the creators of GUMI and Gackpo (as well as galaco, Ryuto, Lily, and CUL) are making a new VOCALOID. The name of the VOCALOID is kokone, check out the first demo below!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=12XB8p…
fhsdfkjasd. This is something I did NOT know!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRnH_…

sfhdsjfk. So. Happy.
:icongumiishappyplz:
hoo zuki no mi ga boku ni sasayaku kimi o damashitara kimi wa waratta
kimi ni kakushite kimi o kakushite kono sekai kara kimi o ubatta
HOKASU POKASU yume no ori de kimi no
HOKASU POKASU nakigao wa mitakunainda daijoubu
HOKASU POKASU jumon tonaete ageru kara
HOKASU POKASU mahou no uso o

sekai o teki ni mawashita hi kara sekai wa mawari hajimetanda
sekai o teki ni mawashita hi kara bokura wa jikan o kizami hajimeta

HOKASU POKASU zutto gomakashi tsundzukete
HOKASU POKASU itsu made waratte kureru?
HOKASU POKASU (HOKASU POKASU) HOKASU POKASU itsumademo
HOKASU POKASU (HOKASU POKASU) kimi wa waratte...

yume ga mitai no owa ra nai yume hon no eyoushi o kazaru you na
sonna omoi o sonna negai o kumitoru hito yo anata wa dare nano?

HOKASU POKASU baka na hanashi mo uso mo
HOKASU POKASU shinjireba hontou ni naru dakara nee
HOKASU POKASU itsumo mitai ni tonaete yo
HOKASU POKASU mahou no uso o

sekai ga teki ni kawatta hi kara sekai wa iro o nakushitanda
sekai ga uso o yurushita hi kara watashi no tokei wa ugoki hajimeta

HOKASU POKASU zutto kono mama futari de
HOKASU POKASU tadatada waratte iyou
HOKASU POKASU (HOKASU POKASU) HOKASU POKASU kono mama
HOKASU POKASU (HOKASU POKASU) taenu uso o

HOKASU... POKASU... HOKASU... POKASU--

sekai o teki ni mawashita hi kara sekai wa mawari hajimetanda
sekai o teki ni mawashita hi kara bokura wa jikan o kizami hajimeta

HOKASU POKASU uso no mahou ga tokete mo
HOKASU POKASU obieru koto wa nai yo

HOKASU POKASU (HOKASU POKASU) HOKASU POKASU itsuka nee
HOKASU POKASU (HOKASU POKASU) kimi to waratte
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Internet Co. has been hinting at their new product, Megpoid Talk, for about a year now. They finally released a demo for her. Megpoid Talk is a separate software from VOCALOID that allows GUMI to speak instead of forcing it out with VOCALOID. The program will be able to export a VSQx so you can use the files with VOCALOIDs as well! You can also record your own voice and then let GUMI speak in the same tone you did. The release is set for next month on the 16th, being sold for 7,500 yen. Check her speaking below!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=__uLBo…

So what do you guys think?
Today is June 26,

The fourth year since Gumi's release. That was a long time.  2009-2013.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUMI!
(English lyrics according to www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-LjAB… )

The ground cherries whisper to me; when I fooled you, you smiled
You hid away, so I hid you, I took you from this world
Hocus Pocus - at the end of a dream,
Hocus Pocus - I don't want to see you cry, it's okay
Hocus Pocus - I'll chant a spell for you;
Hocus Pocus - A magic lie
Since the day I made an enemy of the world, the world began to spin
Since the day I made an enemy of the world, we began making time...
Hocus Pocus - if I keep up the deception,
Hocus Pocus - will you keep smiling for me?
Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus) Hocus Pocus - forever;
Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus) - you can smile...

I want to dream an endless dream, like the cover adorning a book
My thoughts, my wishes, who understands them? Who are you?
Hocus Pocus - all the silly stories and lies,
Hocus Pocus - if you believe them, they'll come true, so listen...
Hocus Pocus - chant it like you always do;
Hocus Pocus - A magic lie
Since the day the world became a foe, the world's lost its colour
Since the day the world forgave a lie, my clock began to tick...
Hocus Pocus - let's keep it so the two of us
Hocus Pocus - can just be together and laugh
Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus) Hocus Pocus - just how it is...
Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus) - an everlasting lie...

Hocus... Pocus... Hocus... Pocus... Hocus--

Since the day I made an enemy of the world, the world began to spin
Since the day I made an enemy of the world, we began making time...
Hocus Pocus - even once the magic of lies wears off,
Hocus Pocus - there's no need to be frightened
Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus) Hocus Pocus - and listen, someday...
Hocus Pocus (Hocus Pocus) - I'll smile with you...
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MMD T-REX by Trackdancer


DeviantArts (DA) is probably unique in several ways, but the thing that I've found strangest and have had the most difficulty with grappling with is their tolerance(?) of "rips". Which is why I think this could be an interesting discussion.

"Rips" are models taken from commercial computer and video games and used for "something else". Make no mistakes about it, probably 99.99% of rips are illegal in the sense that they were "stolen" from something else. Which, given the existence of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), makes it kind of strange that DA tolerates any rips on their servers at all. May be they really do deserve the kind of reputation that they receive on other forums on the Internet, or they just aren't making enough money to be worth the bother to sue. Who knows? The fact remains is that at the moment DA seems to be a safe haven for rippers and nowhere are they perhaps more visible than in the MMD field.

Then again, there's another side to this coin. Or more specifically other sides, so we will briefly look at some of these. However, before we continue further, I think that it is important for me to state clearly my own position on ripping as in fact I am of two minds on this subject.

First off, I do use ripped models. A browse through my gallery will show this as fact. Specifically, those of dinosaurs in particular as I like dinosaurs. But I don't support all rippers. In fact I divide them into two distinct groups.

There are those who rip models, actually I'll use the word "steal" models from others or other sources, do very little work on them and then distribute them in an attempt, I believe, to drive up their page views. Which is why you may find certain models made by well known MMD modelers whose work have been "lifted", slightly rehashed such as being converted from x-files into PMD files and then re-released for downloads without either permission or acknowledgement. This is plain stealing and I do not approve or it and will not support those who engage with such practices. Yet, many in the MMD community don't have any hesitation to do so, which kind of makes you wonder sometimes as to the moral standards prevalent these days. Do we really need to "collect them all" so badly that in the process we are willing to damage the goodwill that our Japanese counterparts have been so willing to show us in the past?

This type of ripping, and the support, thereof, can be extremely harmful to our hobby. First off, it damages our relationship with our Japanese counterparts. Just as we tend to think of the Japanese as an aggregate group (which we really shouldn't), they tend to see us, those of us "Overseas", as an aggregate group (which they really shouldn't either). So when someone does something bad over here, there is the tendency for the Japanese MMDers to find us all guilty. Especially when we rip their work, redistribute them and don't even acknowledge that it was their work to begin with. Yet, these items still exist on the DA servers.

Why do you think that is the case?

In a nutshell, it's not that DA doesn't care. Their policy is very simple, for the most part they don't police what's put on to their servers. It's an almost impossible task anyway. And don't go around reporting a work as stolen, they won't do anything unless you happen to be the copyright holder or they receive a DMCA takedown order (which can only be taken out by the legal copyright owner).

So this brings us back to game rippers. Here's a tricky one. The game companies themselves may not actually frown on rippers. They won't say it out loud but; unlike their music industry counterparts; they may have realized that game rips are beneficial in at least three ways:

[ 1 ] It indirectly promotes their games, especially if the ripper does the right thing by acknowledging the source of the models. Rips can be pushed into other areas where the game company's original promotions never reached.

[ 2 ] They recognize them as "fan art" and how can this not be a good thing?In fact some game developers have actually contacted rippers to praise them or even encourage them ... tacit consent at the very least don't you think?

[ 3 ] By tolerating rippers, they're protecting their industry's future. Sound strange? How do you think many computer game modelers started? Probably by looking at models that they like and seeing how they were built perhaps? Artists through out history have learnt by looking at, copying, or otherwise examining the works of their peers. How is ripping in this context any different?

Also of note, taking a single model from a game doesn't actually harm the product and can be construed as "Fair Use". As for redistributing the model. Well, that's something for the games company to decide as to whether it is harmful or not. Legally it's definitely very dodgy (as in = software piracy).

So let's look at the T-Rex model again (image at top of page). It's one that I've used in several of my skits. The model's copyrights belong to Universal Pictures, it being of the T-Rex from the movie. It's from the game Jurassic Park (which I do not own and do not intend to as I don't play much by way of computer games). The model was ripped by Valforwing, one of the more prolific and respectful of the DA MMD rippers (which is why I support his work). Not only does he acknowledge his sources, he takes pains to ensure that the rips are trouble free and properly rigged. If you think rigging a 3D model from scratch using PMD is easy, I suggest you try it. Take it from me, it's real work.

Game rippers also take models from games that people have long since stopped playing. In this context, they breathe new life into old models that have long become digital dust. Some of these models were "state-of-the-art" in their time, and might still be good in ours. It's nice to see these works still around, and for some people, their manifestation in ripped form might be the only way that these models would ever be seen anyway. So in this context, rippers function as digital preservationists.

But game rippers can also do a lot of harm to MMD, and I've notice this. Those rippers who steal work and those who are just too lazy to develop real skills have a tendency to stifle the efforts of original model makers. Which is why probably the Japanese MMDers have (possibly) hundreds of original model makers and those of us "overseas" have very few in comparison. We have a lot of people very talented with editing existing models, but how often do we as a community actually generate "original" content?

Personally, I will continue to support rippers like Valforwing as those like him actually do bring real benefits to the community (besides being respectful in their activities). As for those who rip willy-nilly just to increase their page views, I suspect they will eventually go away anyway. "Attention-whores" usually do as they are forever going to go where they feel they're going to get the most attention.

Overall I see the future of MMD "Overseas" in a positive light. It might have taken awhile, and the community seems definitely to have shrunk, but at the same time, I've seen the quality of work go up. This can only bode well for the future

There's also one more type of rip I think that is worth discussing. These would be the rips of Miku and other Vocaloids from current game products. Opinion is going to be divided on this, but this is my POV. I don't support ripping models from concurrent products as I think its harmful to the copyright owners as well as the MMD community. If someone likes those models that much, they can and should go buy the game. There are plenty of excellent legitimate model choices for Miku, Rin, Neru and the others already available. There are no real benefits from adding these types of rips to the list of available models if you really think about it since to be able to use these models, you can just buy the product. These products were made specifically for fans of Vocaloids, so we really shouldn't shaft the developers in this manner. 

Once again, it is those of us "Overseas" that's doing this and thus we will probably remain the laughing stock for the Japanese MMDers who will be reinforced in the idea that all those of us "Overseas" can do is to steal the works of others. I also think that it is a big pity that respectable website's like Citrus Smoothie supports these types of rips and edits. If we are to grow as a community, we really do need to look closely at what we're really doing. By all means, support rippers that actually bring a positive contribution to the community and just as importantly, support (or at least encourage) creators of original content who I've seen time and time again, blithely ignored by the community.

It's not that we don't have original model makers, motion makers or even people who make original music for MMD. Most of these are having to start from scratch and most will be on the long learning curve, so they do need active encouragement and support. Rome was not built in a day. Yet, people don't appreciate their efforts and are happy to use illegal products as they're too greedy or too selfish to fully understand that by only supporting those who would do anything to provide what is perceived to be needed "now", ultimately they end up hurting the hobby as a whole as it stunts original creative works that are literally struggling to get attention.


CORRECTION
The T-Rex model is not a rip but a resource from a modding community that Valforwing then used to convert for use in MMD. I have left the original text unmodified, but correctly, Valforwing is a "modder" not a "ripper".  Apologies for the mislabeling.
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Gumi Sweet is complete!!!!!! You can see it here: [ superweaselprincess.tumblr.com… ]
PCC plans:
Thursday - Fem!America
Friday - Gumi Sweet
Saturday - 7th Dragon 2020 Miku
Sunday - :icontrollfaceplz:
I will be appearing in the cosplay fashion show on Saturday as Miku.

:penguin: :penguin: :penguin:
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In the Process of Making:
Charlotte - Princess and the Frog (hoop skirt)
*Secret cosplay*
*:icontrollfaceplz:*
Nomadic Hungary - Hetalia Axis Powers

Cosplays:
Maru - XxxHolic
Alice - Pandora Hearts
Iceland - Hetalia Axis Powers
Miku Hatsune - Vocaloid (default) + 7th Dragon 2020
Anemone - Eureka 7
Hungary (Military outfit)/(Halloween) - Hetalia Axis Powers
Purple Link - Zelda:Four Swords
Ameriko/Fem!America - Hetalia/Nyotalia
Hannah - Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) (Regular + Party Ver.)
Spain - Hetalia Axis Powers
Romano - Hetalia Axis Powers
Vocaloid 3 Gumi Sweet - Vocaloid

"Retired" Cosplay:
Itachi - Naruto
Elda - Karin (Chibi Vampire)
Finnian - Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)

Future Cosplays:
Black Gold Saw - Black Rock Shooter
Princess of Crystal/Himari - Mawaru PenguinDrum
Karakuri Burst Miku - Vocaloid
Heart Hunter Miku - Vocaloid
Alice Human Sacrifice Miku - Vocaloid
Lily - Vocaloid
Mephisto Pheles- Ao no Exorcist
God is an Energy Cheapskate Gumi - Vocaloid
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