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nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Lt. Lizard posted:

And Polka is a chaos gremlin and has shades of Pekora, Miko, Coco, Haachama and Marine, depending on how she feels today. However I agree with trucutru in that both her character and her act are a bit over-designed and while every Vtuber ends being a composite of the character and the person behind it, Polka feels that she is still like 90-95% acting, so I feel she is still far from fully developed character. That being said, she has pretty incredible range, does a lot of interesting, unexpected stuff like when she read those bedtime horror(?) stories and while some of her streams have been misses for me, when she hits, she hits hard.

You should really watch this clip I subbed, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJulNBAatBA - it's a continuation of her telling a bedtime story (not horror) and talking about her own childhood experiences with her parents and loneliness. I have no reason to believe she's making anything up here, while she may be acting in the delivery the story is real. And she also finished the stream by asking how she can make it clearer to international viewers that she's not telling horror stories, because she's not.

I like the character Polka is acting. Energetic, ridiculous, and a clown. But even when she's acting, her likes and dislikes, skills and weaknesses, personal obsessions, and past experiences, are genuine not superficial, and there's a big overlap between what she likes and what I like. That's why I'm hooked.

nielsm fucked around with this message at 06:13 on Sep 11, 2020

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Lt. Lizard
Apr 28, 2013


That stream was actually part of why I formed that opinion. When Polka the person shines through, she is really loving sombre, even melancholic, which really clashes with Polka the character, who usually acts as chaos gremlin extraordinaire. See also that stream with Botan where she said she wants to die young because she doesn't want to get too old and become useless. There is distance between the character and the person there, that's kinda unusual compared to almost every other hololive member.

Oh, and also I have minimal understanding of Japanese and pretty much rely on translations (and on what the translators actually decide to cover), so those are just my impressions and I'm almost certainly completely talking out of my rear end here.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

There is the adage about the clown crying behind the mask, and that may actually also be part of her character? I don't know for sure, but you could say that when Polka is "on stage" (streaming games, answering Marshmallow questions, etc) she's doing the clown character, but then occasionally she takes us back-stage and drops the mask. I should try also covering some of her "planning meetings" she's had.

Lt. Lizard
Apr 28, 2013


Oh yeah, the whole "clown crying behind the mask" is certainly something that crossed my mind as well. That would be quite a interesting direction to take the character in, but I think she is not quite there yet. Also if you decide to translate other thing from her channel, I'll be certainly looking forward to it, she is a fun character to figure out and I think I actually like her serious side more.

Zetsubou-san
Jan 28, 2015

Cruel Bifaunidas demanded that you [stand], I require only that you [kneel]


https://twitter.com/gawrgura/status/1303864297383243776

Bloody Pom
Jun 5, 2011




God drat, Botan might as well be Hololinus Tech Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_v5Cl72CR0

Those PC specs

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Welp, Polka opened for channel membership and that's about the fastest I've reached for a join button ever.

Belan
May 7, 2007


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjpdA8FLHDs#t=2424s

She changed the superchat song into a membership song.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




quote:

We Put Subaru Noises Over A Cute Duck Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVhyvgcLaAY

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Belan posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjpdA8FLHDs#t=2424s

She changed the superchat song into a membership song.


The stream was first about reading Marshmallow posts about 湿布 (shippu, poultices i.e. medical bandages with active compound), and later also 綿棒 (menbou, cotton swabs), together menbou to shippu, becoming menbou-shippu. A terrible pun. Then the membership song started playing. Then the button mashing started.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


I have been watching Coco streams lately and drat, she's the nerd-whisperer, a true wallet-milking virtuoso. She already has like a billion different little rituals among her viewers where they give her a little bit of extra cash. Even the other girls with lots of super-chat action (like Rushia, who is also drat good at that) get a bit confused when the tatsunokos arrive. Why are they donating? why is the chat blue? what is happening here?

And the most amazing thing is that it's all pretty organic, it's not like she has a formula to get the SCs, it all comes naturally.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Oh, and here is Okayu singing Flamingo (I really like her voice)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rWFnyDLxo

while Pekora sings "Flemongo" (I really like her comedy)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEPt6P8xxXg#t=8s

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

Pekora is doing karaoke rn speaking oflol

Captain Cappy
Aug 6, 2008



She's been tearing poo poo up in Minecraft for some reason I don't understand.

Stink Billyums
Jul 7, 2006
MAGNUM

Captain Cappy posted:

She's been tearing poo poo up in Minecraft for some reason I don't understand.

After all that Death Stranding she wanted to build a voidout in Minecraft

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


Captain Cappy posted:

She's been tearing poo poo up in Minecraft for some reason I don't understand.

Earlier in the morning she was stacking a bunch of dynamite and I thought she was going to commemorate a special day

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

She has a good singing voice considering she's singing in character

sinky
Feb 22, 2011





Slippery Tilde

Cao Ni Ma posted:

Earlier in the morning she was stacking a bunch of dynamite and I thought she was going to commemorate a special day

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Stink Billyums posted:

After all that Death Stranding she wanted to build a voidout in Minecraft

Yeah, Pekora has been building "Sora" mountain for a while now. The idea is to build a gigantic TNT trap that will create a voidout. Apparently she did get permission from Sora-senpai to use her name to drive curious people away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP5ZkrU8wvQ

Captain Cappy
Aug 6, 2008



trucutru posted:

Yeah, Pekora has been building "Sora" mountain for a while now. The idea is to build a gigantic TNT trap that will create a voidout. Apparently she did get permission from Sora-senpai to use her name to drive curious people away.

So basically they're setting up to do this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ek4ezJoydE

SpartanIvy
May 18, 2007


Hair Elf

Roberu is really drat good at Fall Guys

Red Minjo
Oct 20, 2010

Out of the houses, which is the most blue?

The answer might not be be obvious at first.

Gravy Boat 2k

Captain Cappy posted:

So basically they're setting up to do this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ek4ezJoydE

I think the trap's already been sprung:
https://files.catbox.moe/tuecns.webm

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

If you aren't watching Coco's english karaoke stream you're missing her singing scatman

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

some of the EN hololive people are debuting today right?

edit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEq0fwWopsk

anyone have any idea what this is or is about? Obviously it's a teaser of some kind but what's it got to do with mito i wonder? maybe she's just promoting it? (looks like a movie?)

Tabletops fucked around with this message at 17:30 on Sep 11, 2020

Hiro Protagonist
Oct 25, 2010

Last of the freelance hackers and
Greatest swordfighter in the world


Tomorrow and Sunday I think.

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Sindai posted:

If you aren't watching Coco's english karaoke stream you're missing her singing scatman

I don't think you can call what Coco does "singing" but yeah, it's pretty fun.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Tabletops posted:

some of the EN hololive people are debuting today right?

Calliope first, in 17˝ hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1_GeIfn48M (channel)
Kiara 2 hours later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uObh73QZUvg (channel)
Ina'nis 6 hours after Kiara, no stream slot yet (channel)
Gawr 2 hours later, also no stream slot yet (channel)
Watson 2 hours later again, also no stream slot (channel)
Finally 2 hours after Watson they have a collab stream all five

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




I’ll be out all day while they’re debuting, but that just means I can catch up on the multi-hour drives that I am totally not annoyed about

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


trucutru posted:

I don't think you can call what Coco does "singing" but yeah, it's pretty fun.

Her attempting to sing All Star while stumbling over the lyrics was insanely good

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

If you miss Coco's English singing stream, I may be able to hook you up with a archive afterwards, if you know how to contact me on Discord.

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

nielsm posted:

If you miss Coco's English singing stream, I may be able to hook you up with a archive afterwards, if you know how to contact me on Discord.

will it not be on the tube?

dang peko ended up doing like 25 songs. p good set list too!

Tabletops fucked around with this message at 17:58 on Sep 11, 2020

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

No, she can't archive (or monetize) her English singing streams because of copyright/licenses.

Tabletops
Jan 27, 2014

anime

nielsm posted:

No, she can't archive (or monetize) her English singing streams because of copyright/licenses.

ah ok. makes sense.

TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

SMASH


So I just discovered Towa songs and holy poo poo. Some v-tubers are cute, some are funny but I cannot be convinced that there's a better singer than Towa. Her voice is just so loving good it legitimately moves me, god drat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UV8OZj2olg

TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

SMASH


nielsm posted:

If you miss Coco's English singing stream, I may be able to hook you up with a archive afterwards, if you know how to contact me on Discord.

Yeah I only caught the very end of it and I wouldn't mind the I just have no clue which discord you might be on or the name you have there lol.

Manyorcas
Jun 16, 2007

The person who arrives last is fined, regardless of whether that person's late or not.


Tabletops posted:


dang peko ended up doing like 25 songs. p good set list too!

I've had her livestream open and paused for a few hours now, so that when it's done I can go back and hear her "God Knows", but every time I check I see she's still live.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




Coco's actually pretty good at Rockabye, it works well with her voice.

TheCoach
Mar 11, 2014

SMASH


Yeah, she's pretty good.

Pollyanna
Mar 5, 2005

Milk's on them.




https://twitter.com/gawrgura/status/1304502516168691721?s=21

Why are they like this?

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Jerkface
May 21, 2001

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE DEAD, MOTHERFUCKER?

Fallen Rib

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LAKyyKu5Fo

Watching Pekora's karaoke stream, shes runnign through a lot of anime OP/EDs and its a nostalgia journey. I love her quirky voice its actually pretty good for singing.

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