OK, so … I’m guessing everyone knows what a fandubber is. They are people who sing covers of songs. Yadda yadda yadda. But in this post, I’m gonna be focusing more on the Vocaloid dub community, and my little pet peeves of what I have seen in the past two years of my singing experiences on YouTube.
Hopefully, I have my share of people who agree with me. Keep in mind that what I’m about to say does not reflect on the rest of this blog, and if you want to hate someone for it, let it be me. Haha, OK, here we go! Nipah!
1.) When people DO NOT credit the person who wrote the English lyrics they are using!
This may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but it really is to me. It’s actually one of my most hated things to see on YouTube.
The people who write English translations for Vocaloid songs work really hard to come up with creative lines that not only flow with the song, but fit the syllable count as well. The least they deserve is for you to credit them in the description of your video.
Really? It takes like 10 seconds to type down the lyrics belong to “this person.” It doesn’t matter if everyone in the world knows Razzy wrote the lyrics you’re using for Magnet … put his name down there anyways, people! I personally have spent hours on one song making the lyrics perfect, so please keep that in mind when using lyrics written by someone else. c:
2.) When people seem way too desperate for subs …
OK … We have all probably seen this before. That one person who is like:
“Sub for Sub?”
“Why does that person have more subs than me? I’m way better than them?”
“Please sub me or I’ll die.”
… No one, and I empathize that NO ONE, likes a desperate person (not even in real life), much less on the internet. If you want subs, you need to work for them. It’s not like someone makes one amazing video and then all of a sudden they are a YouTube sensation. No! You gotta work your way up the ladder just like the rest of us. If you seem to be coming off as desperate … You need to stop it … People can easily tell if you’re singing for the love and fun of it and if you’re doing it for the “popularity.” So just stick to singing for the love of it and don’t beg for stuff. You’re too fabulous for that.
3.) When I sub someone for the fandubs, then they never upload fandubs anymore …
I know it’s good for people to explore different things and find out what they truly like doing, but it’s very irritating when I sub someone for singing and then they just go off into left field with their game plays, blogs and whatever else (that I usually do not care about). AND THEN THEY NEVER UPLOAD DUBS AGAIN!!!
Like seriously, that can get disappointing, I can’t tell you how many people I have unsubbed for this reason alone. Again, it’s great you are exploring your interests, but ughhh! I dont know. It’s just really annoying …
4.) Video Spamming …
This one could go in so many directions. I’ll start with upload spam, when someone uploads like 10 videos in one hour. Yeah, that is annoying … I mean, I could love your voice and still get annoyed by this. It’s not even the actual video. It’s just seeing an upload from SAME PERSON in my email 300 times a day gets a little old, don’t you think? That’s like having a neighbor coming over every 20 minutes to borrow a cup a sugar cause they tripped on the walk back home and spilled the one you gave them 20 mins ago!!!
Besides, why would I spend my time watching all your videos on the same day anyways? Oh yeah, I wouldn’t. Jesus, pace your videos, at least one to two a day.
Another spam thing I don’t like is when I’m subbed to several groups and a person uploads a video to their channel, and then they post it on Facebook, then Twitter, then upload to another channel, post on Tumblr, post in a Youtaite group … All the while, I’m getting an e-mail every single time they do it.
OK, I GET THE POINT! YOU MADE A VIDEO, AND YOU WANT PEOPLE TO WATCH IT!!! I THINK THE WHOLE INTERNET HAS SEEN IT BY NOW. Thank you!
The worst kind of spam is probably those people who will upload a video and take it down if they get one dislike and then re-upload it again, only to get the same dislike, and this just goes on and on. Learn to disable the ratings, OK?
I don’t even wanna get started on the livestream spam people … You know, the ones who are always like “LIVESTREAM TONIGHT! THOUGH I DON’T EVER UPLOAD ANY REAL DUBS DUHHHRRRR!” Yeah, those people …
5.) Noobs …
That one person who comes upon your dub after either:
A) Listening to a more popular Youtaite’s English cover of a song
B) Watching the raw subs of a Vocaloid song.
And they are all like, “That’s not how the lyric goes. It’s supposed to be blabby blabby blah.”
Then you have to explain to them the syllables wont fit if you use raw subs and that everyone has different interpretations.
Oh my god … These people … I just want to hit in the face with a cheese grater… just … no … UGHHGHG!!!
In Conclusion …
- Credit Lyrics writers
- Don’t beg for subs
- Try to be consistent with your fan-dubs if your serious about fan-dubbing.
- Dont spam! Pace yourself!
- Don’t comment on stuff you know nothing about …
I can think of a lot more things to post here, but I’ll save them for next time. Haha. I”m sure you can agree with at least one point I made, and if you do any of these things don’t feel bad about it. Just try to improve the habit. I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets annoyed by these anyways. If you wanna go the route of, “Who cares what this chick thinks?” Well, that’s OK too, haha.
But I would love to know your opinions on the subject, so please post what annoys you about fandubbers below, or anything else for that matter. Post away! I love talking to people. If your points tickle my fancy, I will talk about them next post or I may even make a blog video about this.
Much love, everyone. Don’t hate me, OK? :3