Last night I downloaded a program called MikuMikuDance or MMD for short. It has Vocaloid models that you can make them 'dance', make them look like they are singing, make a story line, and more. Some examples are in the Youtube videos I posted before. I got the most basic one, which just has Miku. It had so many glitches and in this version you can only have one model. I tried to download the newest English version that had a ton of models, but it wouldn't even open it. O.O So, I gave up on it. I guess I can watch other people's awesome animations with it, and maybe wait for a more updated version. It was fun to move some of her bones around and see how it affected other ones. Kind of an anatomy and physics thing. Also, moving her eyes, making her blink, and changing her facial expression was fun and interesting.
Watched some of TV Japan too. One show was Time For A Hobby Special. It was very interesting. They had three people talk about their hobbies. One was a 15 year old boy who was into Jomon culture. They were the first recorded culture in Japan's history. He follows old drawings of the 'huts' or buildings the Jomon made, and builds them as close to the original as possible. He's also tried to make the pottery the Jomon are famous for. (Jomon- means cord- pattern. Which is the pattern they used in their pottery.) He even tries to replicate the food they ate. O.O He's very talented and has won awards for these things. He started building the huts when he was just 11. The next person was a chef who goes out and finds wild plants and makes dishes out of them. He finds these plants in random places, like on the side of the road, in parks, in people's yards, etc. He tries to show people that these things are edible by making dinners entirely made of these plants to anyone who's a bit curious. I think he was the most interesting. The last one was a 78 year old woman who can speak backwards, do calligraphy backwards, and has even made a book that's written backwards. She was a little scary.
I also watched the Amateur Video Special 2009. It was also interesting. The part I watched had a nature theme. The one who was voted the best amateur video was of a person skiing, then going to the hot springs or onsen on a mountain. Supposedly, the water temperature got up to 70 degrees Celcius in some of the hot springs. (which is like 158 degrees Fahrenheit!) I think he said the ones he used were about 30 degrees C. (That's 86 F.) Seems like a nice temperature. I think the other ones would scold people. Also, in the video he showed the 'Snow Monsters' made out of frozen snow covered trees. They get their odd shape from the strong winds that blow across the mountain. They're famous, because of the unique shapes they make. The shapes are rare for snow covered trees.
A bit of an embarrassing (but funny) moment for Rin: