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Project Diva F: Not Just for Vocaloid Fans?

Everyone knows Miku Hatsune, right?     My history with Miku isn't really unique; I randomly stumbled upon her on YouTube one day, hearing one of her ever so popular songs. I didn't really know what Vocaloid was at the time, but I liked the music. Maybe I was one of the few people who didn't get turned off by her voice, judging from the thousands of complaints.    "I don't like her voice," some say. "Her voice is too high, it hurts my ears." What gives I wonder.    Upon hearing Luka Megurine, I found her voice to be beautiful. "They're two of these singers?" I thought to myself upon learning of her existence.    Now I know all about Vocaloid. There's not just one or two, but a lot of them! The concept was so intriguing that I decided to purchase Project Diva F. What's the harm in spending a few dollars on a game like this? Who knew from that day on I would become a Vocaloid fan. Best Friends Forever!    Sta

What is an Otaku?

     What is an Otaku? I commonly hear this question being asked among the internet and social gatherings. Well unlike the stereotypes say, an Otaku isn't just a person who never leaves their house. Those normal looking people you see everyday could easily be closet Otaku.    According to Dictionary.com Otaku in Japan are:  Young people who are highly skilled in or obsessed with computer technology to the detriment of their social skills.         Hmm, interesting. This is such a generic description. Otaku isn't just dealing with technology, anime, or manga. You can be an Otaku for almost anything. It just means you're obsessed with something. There's train, manga, vocaloid, ramen Otaku. The list can go on. Definitions like this tend to mislead people. For those who don't know the stereotypical Otaku is similar to the man in this image.    I don't know about you guys, but I've never seen anyone walking around looking like this