Originally Posted by WeirdlyGruesome
I'll keep it simple, any vocaloid fans out there in AoD land?
Absolutely. Vocaloid has dominated my avatars for the most part, although I've been celebrating Jun from K-ON! lately.
I watch the Vocaloid Ranking on nico every week (though I need to get a chance to watch #165) and refreshed the SP5 videos over and over to see when the next parts went up. I've also imported a dozen Vocaloid CDs before (mostly the compilations, but also albums for supercell and 40mp, plus the ryo/kz Diva 2nd single) and the only three figures I've ever bought are Miku, Miku nendroid, and BRS (tangentially Vocaloid, but the song is how I got into it after all).
I also consider Miku my 3rd favorite character ever behind Furukawa Nagisa and Suzumiya Haruhi, which is pretty remarkable considering her "character" is virtually entirely fan-created. Melody is the first Vocaloid PV that made em cry... And I can say without sarcasm or reservations that Miku is easily one of my favorite vocalists, at least in the hands of a competent composer.
I've thought about starting a Vocaloid thread before (I've done one or two about specific things, not general discussion), but I think there are only a handful of us at AOD who are into it to any extent beyond having heard Melt and Black Rock Shooter.
The status of Miku and her comrades as, essentially, crowdsourced idols is utterly fascinating to me in a way that few if any "real" idols could ever be.