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This is a text about the UTAU fandom.. and basically how to get famous with UTAU.
I'm writing this because I'm tired of people neglecting VERY good UTAUs just because they don't have the greatest art in the world.
I'm also writing this because I think we need to pay attention to all the UTAU users, and not just the ones who happen to draw well. When you see someone struggling with UTAU, don't just walk away because of their artwork - be nice and help them. We're a big family here!

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So lately there's been a lot of new UTAUs popping up, and I can't not notice that people have been popping up as "new, famous" users as well. The problem for me is.. the UTAUs with the greatest artwork become famous, whilst the UTAUs with "regular" art or art that "does not look as good" are being neglected! I really don't think that's fair.
If we all start out with our UTAUs, some piece of artwork and then a song which we upload to YouTube, then why aren't we all famous? A lot of people like UTAUs because of their art - not the actual voices. If you upload a video with a "crappy" UTAU and have great art, people will come to you sooner or later to help you with your oto.ini, recordings etc. They'll do all the work for you, basically - are you with me so far? .n.
If you do NOT have great art, people will see your UTAU as "one in the massive group that is n00b UTAUs". You probably will have to do all the work yourself, and if you don't get some great art soon your UTAU won't get noticed until you do!
It's a beauty contest and I'm kind of sick of it.. I mean, UTAU IS about voices, NOT art! We should all try to help other UTAU creators equally. I've helped a lot of people this past time because of this, and I have to say it's nice to see the result! :3
So if we want to have a big happy overseas UTAU family, let's all pitch in and help the n00bs, wether their art is awesome or not. Artwork does not make one's UTAU awesome, remember that and help other people. Explain what an oto.ini is, give them advice and feedback - we were all n00bs and you all know that it'd be great if someone could just stand up and help us for a bit :3

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My point is, don't neglect UTAUs just because of how they look or how they're drawn. And don't help people just because of their art either. If you feel like helping someone you should do it, but if you're just doing it for you 15sek of fame, then don't bother. We'll end up with yet another UTAU everyone admires and supports for no good reason other than the artwork!!
I think everyone should pay attention to this. We can't just neglect others because they don't draw BISHIESHOJODESU-great, right? Everyone has a good chance in our community and we have to give it to all of them o3o Don't judge the book by it's cover, eh? ^^


NOTE: I'm not writing this from my own perspective, it's just what I've seen all too often. The "neglecting" has never happened to me, on the contrary I was the one everyone wanted to help, and it irritates me. And someone pointed out "why don't you help people out then HM, since you complain about it? >:U", listen closely - I help people whenever I can. I draw art for people a lot, and I promote other people's UTAUs a LOT through a lot of means if I think they really deserve it. My point here is, don't complain about me or accuse me of anything, since you don't know me you look kind of dumb :/
I guess it's my kind of rant :meow:

NOTE PLEASE!! if you're going to say anything, say it in a positive way. I really don't mind as long as you don't accuse me of anything (since you don't know me, that wouldn't make any sense at all!) and/or tell me I'm wrong. This is my opinion, you have your own. Let's make friends with our opinions~ -v-
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Sakusei-Sha Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Amen! I recorded my UTAU voicebank for an English project (which is rather comical since the voicebank is Japanese). Anyway, I named the voicebank, which is VCV (I honestly recorded a 7-mora VCV rather than a regular CV), Kuchikine Anshoku. I then put together a little project where I had him sing Orphan Keeper Song, then uploaded it to youtube, and I have only got 7 views so far (which I am 100% sure is from me checking up on the video)
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InsaneMollum Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I must agree.

I am trying to help people by using less popular utau's, I honestly hate that utauloids are judged on art'
/personality/other silly things like that.

If they have a good voice, that's all that matters to me in my opinion
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MikuMikuCheetah Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree i think that we should help out the utaus that arnt that popular...these days people have only been focasing on the popular utaus and i think we sould credit and help those who dont get crap on there videos
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Olettazz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I definitely agree with you!
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adlez-vaatixmidna Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like seriously, thibaud76200 deserves a fucking -P NAME for his fabulous mixing

but his utau (Tibo Hauku) has gone artless for quite a long time (until very recently) because thibaud is fucking part-colorblind
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MrOwlVocaloid Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree I really need help I got disliked on my utau videos for them sucking I really posted thos for feedback and help I had a friend of mine draw mine not a bad picture after I add color in paint but idk I have looked for some meany ways to improve I am not giving up until I win if you want to help plz do! check out my youtube mrowlvocaloid plzzz I am in need of help
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aqilahrock Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
That's true... just because they can't draw fancy stuff doesn't mean the Utaus are lame.
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amaterasu-miya Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agree
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Sfrey4138 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I totally agree with you! I have some videos on Youtube and all of them have about 60 or so views (and they've been up for months) I think what also attracts people are the videos that have a download or something with it.
I feel like UTAU has become more of a popularity contest than it should be.
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KisekiDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. I THINK I have a pretty good UTAU (Not bragging.) but I suck at drawing so I only have a few views on YouTube (and like..5 subscribers)
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