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DarkMahesvara

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You are a vTuber and want to make it big? This totally relevant forum might be what you have been missing.

Tell us about yourself and what makes you special.
 

Sauz

varishangout.com
Hey!

My name is Sauz, I'm really fucking trying to be entertaining.
I don't know what more to say other than I'm happy a forum like this exists.

Here's my links:
If you like what I do, then I'd appreciate your support.

Discord
I made a new server for people who are tired of being told their content is "fine" and seek real harsh criticism.
This is not a personal server, nor a F4F server. I made this because I was tired of useless positivity echo chambers.
Post your shit, any shit, and let others tell you what needs to improve.
https://discord.gg/HkDCmWpZAt
I seek to help people who are serious about improving.

Thanks a lot for having me!
 

Yeefi

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Yoooo'! What's poppin'?!

My name is Yeefi, some already know that for no obvious reasons or anything involving the fact I refuse to change my name on forums/other. Why would I? You can squeak that shihh!

I guess I'm uhh... a lamia daemon hybrid of sorts, not to be confused with a literal gorgon or medusae! I don't do that turning people to stone thing, but my childish/punky way of speaking may cause cancer, but hey! Free Make a Wish pass? I guess? Shoot, I'm sorry! For the record, yes, I have fangies, but they're not for biting. I'm a pink boa... Aha.... No. Not the kind your mom wears... but I'll wear your mom... out!
HAH! Gotteeeem....


Also, I guess you could say I'm a reverse Isekei. Lamia, harpies, and all those cool things are real where I come from, but here-- we can barely exist, let alone maintain our true form. My kind can be compared with succubae (We're basically cousins...). We need a LOT of souls to regain any semblance of strength. Those souls become.. *drum roll!* IMPS! Yes. My beloved imps. As I gain more souls I may regain my truer form. You might not realize it because I look like a oppai loli snake at roughly 3 feet and a half in height sitting up, but before I came here I was a 50 foot monster!... And much larger other things. *Huffs.* You'll see!

I'm snarky, as a snake do. I draw stuff, I game.. and I ain't afraid of no ghost! Actually I am. I very much am, but that seems to be what my viewers enjoy... Ruuuude..... I know where you guys sleep, smellies...

I also sing a bit and am working on trying to get some proper tools to put my music up on my channels... Can't get DMCA claimed if a company don't own yo' tail! I'm purely indy.
I guess that's enough out of me... I'LL OBLITERATE YOU ALL, LATER! ... With hugs...! Stinkies...


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Aha! Sorry for the weird intro, but I figured I'd show a bit of my characters personality.

Yes, I do draw, but I did not draw this. My loving partner has been watching me fret over the design (some snake chick with mouse ears? Q_Q Emm... I was a mess!) for almost half a year, and decided maybe just throwing a stack at an artist may help. He was right! Now we got my vtuber character fleshed out a bit. The artist is not done with creating this form's final piece for me to rig, but I am patiently waiting for that. Until then I will be setting up chibi stills (unanimated posed/facial expressions of a character often used to imply the mood in response videos and other).

The artist is MrBowater if you ever feel like looking up his artwork. Although he keeps things censored for legal reasons of pixiv, he's a long time artist friend of mine, and a strict art coach when he wants to be. He's not really afraid of loli/shota related things, so unlike some big vtuber artists, I don't have to worry about him throwing me under the bus over some of my beliefs regarding artistic freedom (while following all websites' TOS of course).

I'm also a writer, but that's not really all that important to my vtubing career.

I'm currently saving up for my dream rig. I've done some facerig testing and it works GREAT... when not streaming. My computer lacks any inside cooling functions outside of old fans, the cpu/graphics card are old and almost entirely outdated. So it may be a little while till I officially vtube.

Though, once I get there... I'm excited to see how it goes. This character isn't the final form. As she gets more followers her form gets larger/older looking, and more bestial features like claws and what not. Each form is a bench marker. This version is a punky/tsundere/bratty sister type. She roasts/sasses out her biggest imps in response to donations, and ends streams with a caring reminder that her imps are worth the admiration she really feels.

The next form will be an onee-san looking form, larger horns, and more flirty, and an all around more mature figure. She's less agitated by compliments as the previous form.

Third version a milf-type. Relentlessly flirty, and sees her imps as potential playthings. She's probably going to be a plexstorm main (adult!).

Fourth form is a mystery, but she's preeeeetty huge (50 feet+)! No she doesn't become a grandma character... Just... well. You'll have to see!

My youtube is: Yeefi (Nothing there yet I'm afraid, but planning a video currently.)
My twitch is: YeefiTv (Only a few practice attempts with vtubing on a default character. Sticking with classic PNGs for a while.)
I do have a vimeo account here... (Not much there, but I'm using it for random art videos/shenanigans that don't fit my serious work.)
Twitter can be found here: Warning... I abuse the twitter voice recording tool to post cursed voice clips... If girls pronouncing things with the same mannerism of uwu/nyan while asking dark humored questions give you cancer, I cannot be held reliable for anyone clicking on them... :noa-shock:


If you have been watching anything I do, you'll know I have a lot of voice range. Well, with my vtuber characters I intend to abuse the ever living hell out of that talent. I do have a normal voice range, but admittedly it wears out more than if I use a softer higher pitched voice... which I advice anyone who streams for hours to try to switch to for comfort or you may, indeed, blow out your vocal cords (palp related surgery is scary, bruh).

All my characters are, 'characters,' so any snarkiness from my tsundere is not how I feel. She's just an outright brat. That's her theme.

I have some other goals regarding potential future collabs, but it's all hi-mit-su.~ (Translation: A secret.)

I hope you guys enjoy where I go with this! \(*T▽T*)/
 
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Jahy

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Yoooo'! What's poppin'?!
Hi there! Welcome to the forums, and thank you for sharing a bit about your v-tuber! :flan-yea:

I'll be honest, your post concerned me at first, and I wasn't sure where it was going to go. I was about ready to raise my spork and let you know this town ain't big enough for two penguins of d00m, but I get that you're just roleplaying your character. Friendly advice: perhaps don't lie this all on so thick, at least not at first. That aside, I do like the fun, energetic, arguably childish personality of the character, and it's something I could imagine would be very fun to experience during a stream if you can perform it well. I'm also getting mesugaki vibes, but that may be the late hours talking for me...

Aesthetically, I very much like the design of your character. Lamia are one of my favorite brands of "monster girl", and the world can't have enough of them. The outfit and color scheming provided look great! One particular thing I found interesting was how you anticipate for your character to 'evolve'. I don't know of any other v-tuber that does this, so you've not only creativity down but novelty as well. It's great to hear that you have this vocal range, because you are certainly going to need it to pull off these different forms, each of which coming off as very different from the other. That being said, be sure not to go overboard, yeah? Quality over quantity should be the main goal. Having to juggle what looks to be four different personalities may be a bit much in addition to the "core" Yeefi that you have to maintain during all stages.

You certainly have potential, but you must understand that it is only potential. You must actually act upon it and put out content if you ever want any chance at success. Please do not place yourself among the already overly saturated pool of pre-debut "v-tubers" who spend more time talking about their aspirations (or bitching on Twitter) rather than putting their nose to the grindstone and making a name for themselves. You have to understand that not only are you competing with other indie v-tubers but you're also competing with the professionals at hololive, Nijisani, Vshojo, etc. You need to give people a reason why they should spend a selection of their day watching you and not somebody else. You have a good foundation for it, but that means nothing if it's not actionable. Fantasy stays fantasy if it's not made reality.
I'm currently saving up for my dream rig. I've done some facerig testing and it works GREAT... when not streaming. My computer lacks any inside cooling functions outside of old fans, the cpu/graphics card are old and almost entirely outdated. So it may be a little while till I officially vtube.
While I'm on this topic, do not use having a bad computer as an excuse not to create content. I'm not saying you are or will do that, but this is something so many pre-debut v-tubers do. It is a completely invalid excuse when there are wholesome as fuck v-tubers who use their own rigged MS Paint-style avatar streaming in a quiet room where you either hear them whispering or their potato PC fans going wild. Perhaps you can't stream with the model and rig you want, but you can still stream. If you have to just slap a PNG of Yeefi on there and narrate, then do it.

Again, you don't need a dream rig to stream successfully. As someone who has the money for one, it's not remotely feasible right now as we are still undergoing a silicon crisis that is affecting many different industries. Do not expect anytime soon for the high end cards to be widely available unless you're voraciously looking for them online and in stores nearby at all times. My suggestion to you would be to either work with what you have by shoring up any deficiencies stopping you from doing the bare minimum content-wise or trying to build a machine with older yet quality parts. I know there's no easy solution to either, but this is the time you've chosen to get into v-tubing and you have to work with it.

Anyway, I recommend that you edit your post and profile direct links to each of your social medias rather than just say they exist. The same is probably a good idea for the artist you have credited. I looked you up myself, but that may not fly for others. The less work you put on others to involve themselves in your pursuit, the better it will be.
I'm also a writer, but that's not really all that important to my vtubing career.
If you are a writer, I recommend you check out the Literature sub-forum here and perhaps make a thread for yourself and your work. @Beginner and I are mostly the two active there, so we're always looking for other writers to chip in or just hang around, offering support or advice when applicable.

Also, you should think it matters to your v-tubing career, because having lore behind your character can not only be a draw but also help contribute ideas for content down the road (which itself helps with retention). Granted, it wont matter as much as your personality, but it's something you should consider as a creator.

Anyway, that's all the energy I've got in my tank for now. If you are genuine in your wishes here and have the capacity to put forth the work required, I would very much like to see you succeed.
 

Yeefi

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I'll be honest, your post concerned me at first, and I wasn't sure where it was going to go. I was about ready to raise my spork and let you know this town ain't big enough for two penguins of d00m, but I get that you're just roleplaying your character. Friendly advice: perhaps don't lie this all on so thick, at least not at first. That aside, I do like the fun, energetic, arguably childish personality of the character, and it's something I could imagine would be very fun to experience during a stream if you can perform it well. I'm also getting mesugaki vibes, but that may be the late hours talking for me...
Haha! No sporks, please. ^-
Yeah, going with the character intro can be a little... cringe, but figured it can't hurt. As for talking hours.. hey. I love vtubers, and all that stuff. I might actually like hearing about it.

That being said, be sure not to go overboard, yeah? Quality over quantity should be the main goal. Having to juggle what looks to be four different personalities may be a bit much in addition to the "core" Yeefi that you have to maintain during all stages.
Oh, the personalities aren't that extremely different. They just go from tsundere to more.... ehehe... Affectionate. Since I'm Indy, I can be my own person and make my own decisions, one of which is definitely promoting a lewder nature to the character on her adult looking forms (on websites that permit it only). Although artistically, I promote all as long as it harms no one. She was originally meant to be a succubus/mouse, but I realized there's a lack of real monster girls. I probably could have went with Arachnid, but a close friend sold me on lamia/Echidna [the dungeon snake monsters that use minions to weed out horrible mates.] Though when I get these forms over time, I already have it planned on their themes.

This one currently shown, her favorite games would be FPS/Aggressive PVP/Zombie killing. She wants to destroy everything... with affection(maybe.) The Onee-san type is more flirty/cutesy, shy but friendly with a theme of cutesy games like Minecraft/Sims- very campy, and Milf is full on Ara-Ara/Headpats and focuses on MMORPGs like WoW/FFXIV, or adult games on Plexstorm.

The final form is similar to the milf, just more assertive like a hellhound character. If I ever get to that point. [Dreaming big mode.]

You certainly have potential, but you must understand that it is only potential. You must actually act upon it and put out content if you ever want any chance at success. Please do not place yourself among the already overly saturated pool of pre-debut "v-tubers" who spend more time talking about their aspirations (or bitching on Twitter) rather than putting their nose to the grindstone and making a name for themselves. You have to understand that not only are you competing with other indie v-tubers but you're also competing with the professionals at hololive, Nijisani, Vshojo, etc. You need to give people a reason why they should spend a selection of their day watching you and not somebody else. You have a good foundation for it, but that means nothing if it's not actionable. Fantasy stays fantasy if it's not made reality.

While I'm on this topic, do not use having a bad computer as an excuse not to create content. I'm not saying you are or will do that, but this is something so many pre-debut v-tubers do. It is a completely invalid excuse when there are wholesome as fuck v-tubers who use their own rigged MS Paint-style avatar streaming in a quiet room where you either hear them whispering or their potato PC fans going wild. Perhaps you can't stream with the model and rig you want, but you can still stream. If you have to just slap a PNG of Yeefi on there and narrate, then do it.
Oh, don't get me wrong. I've been doing stuff, and until I -can- get my rig already plan on drawing my PNG stills for stuff. Also my artist is a little overwhelmed with commissions so I have to wait anyways for that part to even be able to start rigging, but until I rig the art, I'm just going to use chibi stills I make for twitch and youtube videos.

Again, you don't need a dream rig to stream successfully. As someone who has the money for one, it's not remotely feasible right now as we are still undergoing a silicon crisis that is affecting many different industries. Do not expect anytime soon for the high end cards to be widely available unless you're voraciously looking for them online and in stores nearby at all times. My suggestion to you would be to either work with what you have by shoring up any deficiencies stopping you from doing the bare minimum content-wise or trying to build a machine with older yet quality parts. I know there's no easy solution to either, but this is the time you've chosen to get into v-tubing and you have to work with it.
I wouldn't worry about that too much. I use ibuypower where they make a prebuilt computer of your own choosing/from their options. I got an estimate on what I'm looking at, and while I am sure there are stronger/better/faster PCs out there, the upgrade I'm saving for is already 200x> better than what I am working with. I know some people say you shouldn't get prebuilt because it can get destroyed in delivery, but I haven't had one incident like that yet from them. Luckily.

But yes, I have been working with what I have, but until I get something new, (I don't got a choice. I just really like streaming... so no point quitting all of a sudden), things will have to remain classic PNG. Using facerig tends to burn up my PC.... Pretty awkward to deal with. If the game isn't lagging, the facerig lags too. :megu-scare: I still intend on working on 2Dlive cubism to rig my character on here. Takes four weeks for their estimated delivery, so I'd likely already have that all done/sorted/ready before then.

Anyway, I recommend that you edit your post and profile direct links to each of your social medias rather than just say they exist. The same is probably a good idea for the artist you have credited. I looked you up myself, but that may not fly for others. The less work you put on others to involve themselves in your pursuit, the better it will be.
I can do that. :> Just going to have to jog my memory of how forums work. (I haven't seriously been on one since gaiaonline. Frick...) *There. Got it done. I think...

If you are a writer, I recommend you check out the Literature sub-forum here and perhaps make a thread for yourself and your work. @Beginner and I are mostly the two active there, so we're always looking for other writers to chip in or just hang around, offering support or advice when applicable.
Ooo.... Might actually have to give that a peep. I like reading what others do. :flan-yea: (Much like watching another artist draw causing me to itch to draw, it can kind of spark me to just write more. So that's fun.)

Also, you should think it matters to your v-tubing career, because having lore behind your character can not only be a draw but also help contribute ideas for content down the road (which itself helps with retention). Granted, it wont matter as much as your personality, but it's something you should consider as a creator.
These are all true. Didn't quite consider that much. Well, if my creativity ever gets known enough that someone can gain help from it, I'm glad.

Anyway, that's all the energy I've got in my tank for now. If you are genuine in your wishes here and have the capacity to put forth the work required, I would very much like to see you succeed.
Well, it's very good energy! Very professional... but again aha... please no spork! I can't even taste good. :asui-what: (And I don't even know what a penguin of doom is. I am just some random artist monkey who likes this website, its topics, and people from what I've seen.)

I may update my post randomly later should I ever get more content that I think fits for that post. Like if I ever reach my bench marks enough to have the next (SFW)form made... Haha... Pfft. We'll see!

I hope you sleep well!
 
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Jahy

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Haha! No sporks, please. ^-
Yeah, going with the character intro can be a little... cringe, but figured it can't hurt. As for talking hours.. hey. I love vtubers, and all that stuff. I might actually like hearing about it.
It's all good. I always have to be a bit wary when I see posts like that though just to ensure that people aren't trying to troll.

I am very interested into and relatively learned about v-tubers, so I try to keep on top of any new or interested additions to the sub-forum (assuming I'm not the one to create content myself). @DarkMahesvara is the other one most educated in this field. I had hoped there would be more interested in v-tubers on this forum since I joined, especially considering the circumstances of why I joined in the first place, but sadly there hasn't been much content provided beyond the two of us. So with that in mind, I'm more than willing to take advantage of an opportunity to not only help someone out potentially but also incite further activity on this site of the board!

Oh, the personalities aren't that extremely different. They just go from tsundere to more.... ehehe... Affectionate. Since I'm Indy, I can be my own person and make my own decisions, one of which is definitely promoting a lewder nature to the character on her adult looking forms (on websites that permit it only). Although artistically, I promote all as long as it harms no one.
The final form is similar to the milf, just more assertive like a hellhound character. If I ever get to that point. [Dreaming big mode.]
You basically keep getting me excited for these later forms, you absolute tease! I am beyond ready for the dommy mommy.

Really though, as someone that fights against censorship and prudishness whenever possible, I always appreciate more lewd stuff. It was one of the reasons I found myself so disappointed with Vshojo since, while they got the lewdness down, most (not all) of the individual personalities range from fairly boring at best and offensively annoying at worst.

It's a shame you'll probably have to tone down whatever you may have in mind for Yeefi's design on official streams since both YouTube or Twitch seem to not like fictional characters going overboard. That of course wont stop the latter from exerting double standards as far as 3DPD thottery goes, though.
She was originally meant to be a succubus/mouse, but I realized there's a lack of real monster girls. I probably could have went with Arachnid, but a close friend sold me on lamia/Echidna [the dungeon snake monsters that use minions to weed out horrible mates.] Though when I get these forms over time, I already have it planned on there themes.
I really would have liked a succubus design since they are not nearly as common as I would have hoped they'd be, but yeah as you put it there's also no harm in going harder on the very underappreciated and underrepresented monster girl niche. I think using a lamia as well is also fairly conducive to the whole "evolving" design you're going for so I think you're off to a good start conceptually!
This one currently shown, her favorite games would be FPS/Aggressive PVP/Zombie killing. She wants to destroy everything... with affection(maybe.) The Onee-san type is more flirty/cutesy, shy but friendly with a theme of cutesy games like Minecraft/Sims- very campy, and Milf is full on Ara-Ara/Headpats and focuses on MMORPGs like WoW/FFXIV, or adult games on Plexstorm.
So, this is an interesting decision.

To be clear, as you mentioned the evolutions were more or less "milestones", will you permanently assume that form and "retire" the previous ones, or do you simply add a new costume to your repertoire? I will assume you're going for the latter, in which case the sheer diversity afforded by doing so (in addition to separating when you use which form depending on which type of game) is an excellent idea that, again, I find both novel and creative. If executed well, you're practically giving people more bang for their buck by offering multiple characters in one, even if the personalities do not differ that much as you say. I also appreciate how you are more or less linking their interests to the sort of characters they would be.
Oh, don't get me wrong. I've been doing stuff, and until I -can- get my rig already plan on drawing my PNG stills for stuff. Also my artist is a little overwhelmed with commissions so I have to wait anyways for that part to even be able to start rigging, but until I rig the art, I'm just going to use chibi stills I make for twitch and youtube videos.
Absolutely! That's good to hear. I just feel obligated to offer this warning to any promising v-tuber because the failure rate is tremendously high. Some of the wording you had used in your original post had given me cause for concern, so I just wanted to reiterate the truth that so many upstarts, whether they be naive or apahetic, tend to disregard.

I also understand about the artist being busy right now as well as the fact rigging is expensive and takes awhile itself. It's okay. There's no need to rush. Just keep on doing what you're doing, which hopefully includes planning for the future while also making content. The latter is going to serve not only as self-advertisement but practice for what's to come. Anyone can stream, but performing successfully is a skill that takes refinement. I think you're aware of this, so be sure to keep at it and do your best.
I wouldn't worry about that too much. I use ibuypower where they make a prebuilt computer of your own choosing/from their options. I got an estimate on what I'm looking at, and while I am sure there are stronger/better/faster PCs out there, the upgrade I'm saving for is already 200x> better than what I am working with. I know some people say you shouldn't get prebuilt because it can get destroyed in delivery, but I haven't had one incident like that yet from them. Luckily.
So, yeah. Be careful with iBUYPOWER. I don't recall exactly how good or bad their support is but I know their prebuilts. I'm not sure how tech savvy you are, but here is a quality review of one of their most recent pre-builts which featured quite a few noteworthy failures in addition to being overpriced. These quality controls are completely inexcusable, showing gross negligence at best and malicious intent (to dupe unsuspecting buyers) at worse. Maybe their other offerings are better, and this might have been a rare case in particular, but so many companies right now are doing their best to take advantage of the desperation of people who need anything from new parts to new rigs.

That all being said, desperate times do indeed call for desperate measures. There's a reason so many are trying to by pre-builts just to flip it for the parts (namely the GPUs and/or CPUs). as Unfortunate as it may be, a pre-built probably is your best bet for the time being if you don't want to hunt for parts. Not sure what your budget is but the same reviewers recently looked at a pre-built that was actually quite decent, so I would advise shopping around beyond just iBUYPOWER. A good machine is something you really want to invest good time and money in upfront so you avoid the hassle of upgrading or potentially dealing with issues later on. Just understand that if you choose to go with most pre-builts, especially right now during this awkward market, you are doing so at a considerable loss of value for price paid.
I can do that. :> I just going to have to jog my memory of how forums work. (I haven't seriously been on one since gaiaonline. Frick...) *There. Got it done. I think...
You're doing pretty well in that case. You've already got the concept of splintering quotes down, so I'd say you're off to a good start on your return.

Also, hot damn. How could you remind me of Gaia Online like that?! I'm amazed to see after just now checking that it even still exists.
please no spork! I can't even taste good. :asui-what: (And I don't even know what a penguin of doom is.
I made a tongue-in-cheek reference to a famous copypasta that goes as follows:
hi every1 im new!!!!!!! holds up spork my name is katy but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol...as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me ^^... im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol...neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!! DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <--- me bein random again ^^ hehe...toodles!!!!! love and waffles, t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m

As you can probably tell, it is intended to lampoon the sort of "lol so random xD" characters which I had initially thought you were attempting to emulate.
I may update my post randomly later should I ever get more content that I think fits for that post. Like if I ever reach my bench marks enough to have the next (SFW)form made... Haha... Pfft. We'll see!
I think it would be fine if you made your own thread, honestly. Can't speak for @DarkMahesvara but I interpret this post more as an explicit introduction thread where you more or less provide an elevator pitch and/or mission statement.
I hope you sleep well!
Considering this is going to be yet another night in a string of many lately where I've stayed up nearly until sunrise, I'm not sure it'll be that great, but I appreciate the well-wishes all the same! I'd much rather be up chatting or watching my videos anyway.
 

DarkMahesvara

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Design looks really cute and (surprisingly) the first lamia vtuber i have seen. Good luck!
I think it would be fine if you made your own thread, honestly. Can't speak for @DarkMahesvara but I interpret this post more as an explicit introduction thread where you more or less provide an elevator pitch and/or mission statement.
yeah i think if you plan to post more about yourself here making a dedicated thread would be a good idea.
 

Yeefi

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I am very interested into and relatively learned about v-tubers, so I try to keep on top of any new or interested additions to the sub-forum (assuming I'm not the one to create content myself). @DarkMahesvara is the other one most educated in this field. I had hoped there would be more interested in v-tubers on this forum since I joined, especially considering the circumstances of why I joined in the first place, but sadly there hasn't been much content provided beyond the two of us. So with that in mind, I'm more than willing to take advantage of an opportunity to not only help someone out potentially but also incite further activity on this site of the board!
Aww... Well, I'm happy to compare notes back and forth. If you have twitter, my DMs are always open. It's the best way to contact me when I'm awake. Not that contacting me asleep works well... .... :felix-think:


You basically keep getting me excited for these later forms, you absolute tease! I am beyond ready for the dommy mommy.

Haha! So you knew exactly what that mystery one will be. Yup.. that's her. I hope I get to that point because she's the most fun to voice. Not my normal range but... best way to describe... Think Laura Bailey's Jaina Proudmore/BloodRayne. Gruff/aggressive... and ever so twisted.


Really though, as someone that fights against censorship and prudishness whenever possible, I always appreciate more lewd stuff. It was one of the reasons I found myself so disappointed with Vshojo since, while they got the lewdness down, most (not all) of the individual personalities range from fairly boring at best and offensively annoying at worst.
I like some of them, but as you can bet.. highly disappointed with Nyanners. ;-; (And annoyed she said what she has about her fandom only to continue with that higher pitched voice.)

It's a shame you'll probably have to tone down whatever you may have in mind for Yeefi's design on official streams since both YouTube or Twitch seem to not like fictional characters going overboard. That of course wont stop the latter from exerting double standards as far as 3DPD thottery goes, though.
Well, luckily, I have some babysitting experience so I know how to tone it down pretty quickly to be family friendly, and yeah.. for Twitch/Youtube I'll have to be sure to use the tame models, but that's fine. Just won't stop me from liking and retweeting any hentai of my character if it gets to that point. Or posting my own art work. :illya-smug:

Hehe... 3DPD... I have nothing against it, but I wish twitch would be honest. I get we can't get too lewd on there, but girls in bikinis vs anime character in shorts being drawn? Bruh....


I really would have liked a succubus design since they are not nearly as common as I would have hoped they'd be, but yeah as you put it there's also no harm in going harder on the very underappreciated and underrepresented monster girl niche. I think using a lamia as well is also fairly conducive to the whole "evolving" design you're going for so I think you're off to a good start conceptually!
My succuby design was getting a little too complicated. Succubus with mouse ears.. [My old HS name used to be Mouse so it's kind of a personal thing], snake tail... I decided to simplify it down. Though the final form could be anything(snake tailed.) :sayorifingerguns:

For art reasons, but also lore-wise, though, all forms have a legged version. Lamias were always meant to be able to hide among humans, and the best part is not even needing to keep the tail skin with you. HAH! Sucks to be a mermaid! (Just kidding... Mermaids are cool too. I want to see more of those become vtubers too.)

So, this is an interesting decision.

To be clear, as you mentioned the evolutions were more or less "milestones", will you permanently assume that form and "retire" the previous ones, or do you simply add a new costume to your repertoire? I will assume you're going for the latter, in which case the sheer diversity afforded by doing so (in addition to separating when you use which form depending on which type of game) is an excellent idea that, again, I find both novel and creative. If executed well, you're practically giving people more bang for their buck by offering multiple characters in one, even if the personalities do not differ that much as you say. I also appreciate how you are more or less linking their interests to the sort of characters they would be.
You are correct! I am keeping the forms so that people can have more options to what they tune into. Some people might not like the flirty forms, and be more keen to the playful mutually bratty punk more than the others, or vice versa. Originally I meant for her to be smaller, and even more chibi/angry/aggressive looking to kind of symbolize that she's smaller-- and pretty volatile while storing power. She may gain her forms, but they're hard to maintain all the time, so she has to shrink back to keep them maintained. The more powerful, the more close to a lust daemon she becomes. When trying to just re-soak like a little sponge, the more withdrawn from mushy stuff she is. (I like aggressive/volatile small characters.)

Absolutely! That's good to hear. I just feel obligated to offer this warning to any promising v-tuber because the failure rate is tremendously high. Some of the wording you had used in your original post had given me cause for concern, so I just wanted to reiterate the truth that so many upstarts, whether they be naive or apahetic, tend to disregard.

I also understand about the artist being busy right now as well as the fact rigging is expensive and takes awhile itself. It's okay. There's no need to rush. Just keep on doing what you're doing, which hopefully includes planning for the future while also making content. The latter is going to serve not only as self-advertisement but practice for what's to come. Anyone can stream, but performing successfully is a skill that takes refinement. I think you're aware of this, so be sure to keep at it and do your best.
Agreed. Might as well just do it (what you can do). If I waited till I got my first song done it might be a whole year till I stream again and as a streamer.. that's just not good for my mental health anyways.

So, yeah. Be careful with iBUYPOWER. I don't recall exactly how good or bad their support is but I know their prebuilts. I'm not sure how tech savvy you are, but here is a quality review of one of their most recent pre-builts which featured quite a few noteworthy failures in addition to being overpriced. These quality controls are completely inexcusable, showing gross negligence at best and malicious intent (to dupe unsuspecting buyers) at worse. Maybe their other offerings are better, and this might have been a rare case in particular, but so many companies right now are doing their best to take advantage of the desperation of people who need anything from new parts to new rigs.

That all being said, desperate times do indeed call for desperate measures. There's a reason so many are trying to by pre-builts just to flip it for the parts (namely the GPUs and/or CPUs). as Unfortunate as it may be, a pre-built probably is your best bet for the time being if you don't want to hunt for parts. Not sure what your budget is but the same reviewers recently looked at a pre-built that was actually quite decent, so I would advise shopping around beyond just iBUYPOWER. A good machine is something you really want to invest good time and money in upfront so you avoid the hassle of upgrading or potentially dealing with issues later on. Just understand that if you choose to go with most pre-builts, especially right now during this awkward market, you are doing so at a considerable loss of value for price paid.
Oh, yeah, there's definitely a risk. On the bright side it looks like it still worked very well and -close- to what it was expected. Even that is better than what I have. I'm not quite computer savvy yet, but my long-distance bf is. While I could say maybe he'll help/make sure things get adjusted in a, 'hopeful,' thought, I try not to think like that. My current computer may have 3-4 months tops left in it, (that's how bad it is). Instead of relying my new rig to be 100% perfect, or someone else... I plan on studying computers in the process. Maybe put together a back-up slowly with practice. [So those links you sent me may be a big help, even if not so immediately!]
You're doing pretty well in that case. You've already got the concept of splintering quotes down, so I'd say you're off to a good start on your return.

Also, hot damn. How could you remind me of Gaia Online like that?! I'm amazed to see after just now checking that it even still exists.
Funny enough, gaia is a pretty good spot to yoink fashion ideas when drawing. So I do sometimes sneak over there when I am having an artist block. (Speaking of, I may be looking to make a, 'sketchbook,' thread on this website so people can watch my progress. Both sketches, finishes, and videos of the progress.)
I made a tongue-in-cheek reference to a famous copypasta that goes as follows:
hi every1 im new!!!!!!! holds up spork my name is katy but u can call me t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m!!!!!!!! lol...as u can see im very random!!!! thats why i came here, 2 meet random ppl like me ^^... im 13 years old (im mature 4 my age tho!!) i like 2 watch invader zim w/ my girlfreind (im bi if u dont like it deal w/it) its our favorite tv show!!! bcuz its SOOOO random!!!! shes random 2 of course but i want 2 meet more random ppl =) like they say the more the merrier!!!! lol...neways i hope 2 make alot of freinds here so give me lots of commentses!!!! DOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <--- me bein random again ^^ hehe...toodles!!!!! love and waffles, t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m

As you can probably tell, it is intended to lampoon the sort of "lol so random xD" characters which I had initially thought you were attempting to emulate.
Ah.... Yeah. The good old, 'My Immortal,' fanfic type of jokes. I remember that. :gura-pain: Love the hairstyles back then, loathed the weird deviantart die-preps furry groups.

I think it would be fine if you made your own thread, honestly. Can't speak for @DarkMahesvara but I interpret this post more as an explicit introduction thread where you more or less provide an elevator pitch and/or mission statement.
Design looks really cute and (surprisingly) the first lamia vtuber i have seen. Good luck!

yeah i think if you plan to post more about yourself here making a dedicated thread would be a good idea.
Oh... That could definitely be fun to work with.

Considering this is going to be yet another night in a string of many lately where I've stayed up nearly until sunrise, I'm not sure it'll be that great, but I appreciate the well-wishes all the same! I'd much rather be up chatting or watching my videos anyway.
I know that feeling. I only have two hours to get rest before I have to wake up for something. Then maybe a nap after if I don't itch to do something. Again, feel free to contact me on anything you wanna chat about. I'm kind of an open book.
 

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but my childish/punky way of speaking may cause cancer

:cirno-laugh:


Anyway, @Yeefi welcome to the forum, and as I said before you can count with my help to boost you, don't feel bad about directly asking me "please can you share this" it doesn't bother me and otherwise I will probably miss it, I don't use twitter as much as it seems.
You have a cool voice, the avatar is cute and unique enough to distinguish yourself from the rest, so you have a lot of potential.

My small piece of advice:
A few VTubers I shilled in the past failed for a simple reason, they are not entertaining to watch, worry about that, a lot.
I'm not saying you should put "Predebut VTuber" in your name or anything, but just by looking at your twitter it's pretty much impossible to know you are going to become one.
Be careful about posting loli nsfw, either on twitter or youtube. Even slight ecchi can get you suspended. A rat(or mouse) loli VTuber decided to ignore my warnings and her account got suspended as a result.
Both twitch and youtube are hostile towards anime style lewdness in general, as you might know because of dimitri, be careful about hat too.
 

Yeefi

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Anyway, @Yeefi welcome to the forum, and as I said before you can count with my help to boost you, don't feel bad about directly asking me "please can you share this" it doesn't bother me and otherwise I will probably miss it, I don't use twitter as much as it seems.
You have a cool voice, the avatar is cute and unique enough to distinguish yourself from the rest, so you have a lot of potential.
!!! That is super high praise coming from you. Thank you, bro! As for responses, no need to worry about rushing still. I might accidentally be slow to respond too so I'd rather not be hypocritcal about that.
My small piece of advice:
A few VTubers I shilled in the past failed for a simple reason, they are not entertaining to watch, worry about that, a lot.
I'm not saying you should put "Predebut VTuber" in your name or anything, but just by looking at your twitter it's pretty much impossible to know you are going to become one.
You have a very solid point. I think I'll do something like that.

Be careful about posting loli nsfw, either on twitter or youtube. Even slight ecchi can get you suspended. A rat(or mouse) loli VTuber decided to ignore my warnings and her account got suspended as a result.
Both twitch and youtube are hostile towards anime style lewdness in general, as you might know because of dimitri, be careful about hat too.
Luckily I don't personally post loli works on there, but I imagine twitch/youtube could try to look at even the retweets and be like: Well! You've grown too big but we can't have you representing us! Goodbye! So maybe I might clean up some of my retweets. :watching: (But they can't make me undo likes, those monsters...)

And yeah.. Kind of got to wholesome-it-up on twitch/youtube. It's not that hard. I go by a rule of: 'Would I be comfortable showing someone's grandma this? My grandma? Yes? Okay, then it passes. Let's put this up.'
 

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Well, luckily, I have some babysitting experience so I know how to tone it down pretty quickly to be family friendly, and yeah.. for Twitch/Youtube I'll have to be sure to use the tame models, but that's fine. Just won't stop me from liking and retweeting any hentai of my character if it gets to that point. Or posting my own art work. :illya-smug:
One thing you can do is also just don't get involved in drama, which is another thing pre-debut "v-tweeters" tend to do. Twitch and YouTube, at least to my knowledge, don't actively search out lewd channels and nuke them for sport, but rather they will respond (either manually or automatically) to reports put forth by bad actors who want to see you fail.

If you literally just never use your social media to speak negatively towards or another another v-tuber or group of them, even if they're the first ones to attack you, then you're putting yourself in a much better position than most realize. Don't attract negative attention and you're likely to get away with a little bit more.

Of course, it's always fine to veer on the side of caution, so you do you. Just try to find that sweet spot to where you aren't restricting yourself to the point of working against the character just to appease this cringe culture of "anime tiddie bad".

Also, if you are an artist, you should post your work here in the Art sub-forum. I think there's a good chance it will be welcome here. :nep-smug2: As for sharing art in general, I think that's a great idea. It's always a good idea to boost others, and real tends to recognize real.
A few VTubers I shilled in the past failed for a simple reason, they are not entertaining to watch, worry about that, a lot.
It may be "small", but it is arguably one of the most important things to consider as a content creator but especially a v-tuber. You can have the nicest looking stream with the highest quality rigging, but none of that really matters (at least in terms of retention) if the entertainment factor is not there.

I think an excellent example of a v-tuber with an amazing design, great set-up, and pretty graphics is Kyuotto. This might be an unpopular opinion here, but I never could get into her content because she was always so sleepy, and the voice just did not match the model. I think she's gotten better since her early days, but it's still not enough to keep me watching, even if everything else is stellar.

Considering you're going to be keeping up a character with a lot of energy, you need to be able to match that energy and throughout the entire stream. If you have to start by having short streams, then so be it, but stay consistent and consistently entertaining.

Anyway, I think I've taken up enough space here in the thread, and I don't want to take any further attention away from you. When you feel comfortable, do make a thread for yourself so things can be better focused upon you and you alone there.

As I've said before, you've got a lot of promise here. Your ideas, your creativity, and your motivation are ingredients to success many others cannot claim they have. There's no guarantees, especially given the "luck" factor everyone needs as far as going viral goes, but a strong foundation can be achieved with the proper work. Please do pull this off if you can, because everything from your character concept to how you plan to approach streams and implement variety in content and performance has definitely got me hooked.

I want indie v-tubers such as yourself to succeed. I can't speak for JP, but the EN indie scene is very much plagued right know with the aforementioned v-tweeters or v-tubers who just can't hold my (or most people's) attention. It takes a lot of work to compete with the best available right now, so that's why I'm willing to offer whatever thoughts and support I can. It's good on you to reach out as well and be willing to listen to others. Beatani was a fresh indie when she dropped onto /vt/ a couple months ago, and I was one of the first of many others to catch on to what she was trying to do and help her branch out. Now, I'd say she's doing fairly well for herself.

Disclaimer: I am not advising you go to /vt/ since that was a very risky move, but it's possible you could find some good souls there willing to help. You just have to be careful what sort of crowds you draw.
Anyway,If I have anything more to add, I'll either reply when appropriate or send you a DM here. I'm rooting for you! :hinata-yea:
 

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One thing you can do is also just don't get involved in drama, which is another thing pre-debut "v-tweeters" tend to do. Twitch and YouTube, at least to my knowledge, don't actively search out lewd channels and nuke them for sport, but rather they will respond (either manually or automatically) to reports put forth by bad actors who want to see you fail.

If you literally just never use your social media to speak negatively towards or another another v-tuber or group of them, even if they're the first ones to attack you, then you're putting yourself in a much better position than most realize. Don't attract negative attention and you're likely to get away with a little bit more.

Of course, it's always fine to veer on the side of caution, so you do you. Just try to find that sweet spot to where you aren't restricting yourself to the point of working against the character just to appease this cringe culture of "anime tiddie bad".

Haha! No.. I have always for the longest time been sex-positive. Even before I was 18 but I was a goody-two-shoes and kept being honest about my age/waiting for myself to be 18 to draw adult content/etc. Hilariously I was so excited to draw catgirls. Now I'm far older.. I feel ashamed not realizing how common those would be anyways. Haha!

Also, there's no reason I would be negative towards big anime tiddies. I'm rather developed myself to the point old women have asked me if I had surgery before I was even legal which is... sad. I don't mean that in the political/memey sad, but... they can't understand it's illegal to get cosmetic surgery (unless you're disfigured by a wreck) before 18? It's a very simple law. Additionally I have been -outside.- My size may seem.. unusual. but I've seen MUCH huger... everything. Tiny waist, cartoonishly big thighs, torpedo chests... Women just come in all sizes, and even if we magically didn't, fantasy is fantasy. No need to barge in and tell someone, "TENTACLES AREN'T REAL!" That's not the point of fantasy. :ohohoh:I prefer petite female characters but I appreciate all sizes, even exaggerations. (Btw, if it isn't known, the body builds muscles/adapts to the chest size. Anyone who says, 'oof,' her back tells me someone needs to study lifting! Hehe!)

And yeah. Sprucin' up the twitter. Mainly because a lot of my RTs may be too edgy for twitch.... I can't count how many may be, but better all than spending all week deleting stuff.


Also, if you are an artist, you should post your work here in the Art sub-forum. I think there's a good chance it will be welcome here. :nep-smug2: As for sharing art in general, I think that's a great idea. It's always a good idea to boost others, and real tends to recognize real.
Aye. That's one thing you learn about being an artist. Make as many associates as you can. Not just to shill each other, but you can learn quite a bit from each other if you actually talk. (Even with language barriers. There's usually a way to translate.) Only downside is when a website dies, or you have to move on from it(gaiaonline/DA) you kind of have to rebuild again.

It may be "small", but it is arguably one of the most important things to consider as a content creator but especially a v-tuber. You can have the nicest looking stream with the highest quality rigging, but none of that really matters (at least in terms of retention) if the entertainment factor is not there.

I think an excellent example of a v-tuber with an amazing design, great set-up, and pretty graphics is Kyuotto. This might be an unpopular opinion here, but I never could get into her content because she was always so sleepy, and the voice just did not match the model. I think she's gotten better since her early days, but it's still not enough to keep me watching, even if everything else is stellar.
Haha. Yeah. I LOVE her design, and her personality, but the voice did throw me off. I've been in chorus for a long time, so I'm usually extremely picky, though.. For example Calliope really threw me off as well for something that looked very girly/ara-ara-ish, but coming out with a gruff, 'Guh,' voice. Guh describes it very well... That's the exact sound I make when accidentally going into that kind of voice when dehydrated... Though, I like her playful coy personality. Her tomboy look fits her best.. :>

I still try to peek in, but it's never mandatory to actually watch a vtuber even if you're friends with them. Though, if I have time while drawing... I might lurk I guess/comment if I hear anything interesting.

Considering you're going to be keeping up a character with a lot of energy, you need to be able to match that energy and throughout the entire stream. If you have to start by having short streams, then so be it, but stay consistent and consistently entertaining.

Yup! It's why I allow backseat gaming. I like giving my viewers a chance to steer me wrong. Haha. Maybe they'll be kind! Maybe not.... :flan-yea:
The only thing I dislike is when viewers get too uh... inappropriate. Hopefully, eventually I can get more help on my bonking squad.



Anyway, I think I've taken up enough space here in the thread, and I don't want to take any further attention away from you. When you feel comfortable, do make a thread for yourself so things can be better focused upon you and you alone there.

As I've said before, you've got a lot of promise here. Your ideas, your creativity, and your motivation are ingredients to success many others cannot claim they have. There's no guarantees, especially given the "luck" factor everyone needs as far as going viral goes, but a strong foundation can be achieved with the proper work. Please do pull this off if you can, because everything from your character concept to how you plan to approach streams and implement variety in content and performance has definitely got me hooked.

I want indie v-tubers such as yourself to succeed. I can't speak for JP, but the EN indie scene is very much plagued right know with the aforementioned v-tweeters or v-tubers who just can't hold my (or most people's) attention. It takes a lot of work to compete with the best available right now, so that's why I'm willing to offer whatever thoughts and support I can. It's good on you to reach out as well and be willing to listen to others. Beatani was a fresh indie when she dropped onto /vt/ a couple months ago, and I was one of the first of many others to catch on to what she was trying to do and help her branch out. Now, I'd say she's doing fairly well for herself.

Disclaimer: I am not advising you go to /vt/ since that was a very risky move, but it's possible you could find some good souls there willing to help. You just have to be careful what sort of crowds you draw.
Absolutely will! Just sorting my art out at the moment, (been planning a video-- now two videos on topics I find interesting, but the second can wait...) and my twitter as well as moving my NSFW side to an alt.

I think I have the motivation for it. I've always been dabbling in entertaining one way or another- usually comedy-ish themes.

I do have goals.... Like maybe collabing with a raccoon girl one day? :D Hopefully I don't scare off that opportunity? My artist really suggests that I try.. Haha. Just for him... Pffft. We'll see? Otherwise trying to collab with a silly friend of mine. Ramble on this over.~

/vt/? Is that the board where we see people posting about the color of vtuber's...... :meguwoke:
I may need someone to tell me how to navigate around there. If it is that place.. kinda scary. Aaaha.

Anyway,If I have anything more to add, I'll either reply when appropriate or send you a DM here. I'm rooting for you! :hinata-yea:

OH! Dms here are okay too. I can send you my discord name, though, I am already in Edgeland(Yeefi). Would be happy for an add if you'd like.
 

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/vt/? Is that the board where we see people posting about the color of vtuber's...... :meguwoke:
I may need someone to tell me how to navigate around there. If it is that place.. kinda scary. Aaaha.



OH! Dms here are okay too. I can send you my discord name, though, I am already in Edgeland(Yeefi). Would be happy for an add if you'd like.
Oh they post about everything to do with v-tubers it would be nice if they knew there was a difference between the Vtuber board and the /jp/ board.
Theres also a reccuring thread on lolcow farms and kiwi farms but that's in the media section so it won't be lolcow based.
 

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Dragon Live debuts on Thursday July 22, 2021 8:00PM EST
My motto is "pursue what's interesting, no matter the cost." My enemy is boredom.
If that lifestyle appeals to you, consider joining my stream. I hope to see you there!

My introduction video can be found here:

Other Links:
https://twitter.com/HumansDoes - Currently a barren place. I'll be adding furniture as time goes by.
twitch.tv/doesnoteathumans - Same as above.

The live will be running on the twitch account for sure. I haven't tested youtube's streaming service
yet so I don't know if I'll be using it on Thursday.
 

DarkMahesvara

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Dragon Live debuts on Thursday July 22, 2021 8:00PM EST
My motto is "pursue what's interesting, no matter the cost." My enemy is boredom.
If that lifestyle appeals to you, consider joining my stream. I hope to see you there!

My introduction video can be found here:

Other Links:
https://twitter.com/HumansDoes - Currently a barren place. I'll be adding furniture as time goes by.
twitch.tv/doesnoteathumans - Same as above.

The live will be running on the twitch account for sure. I haven't tested youtube's streaming service
yet so I don't know if I'll be using it on Thursday.
Welcome to the forum! You are certainly a unique vtuber :nana-thumb:
 
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