So, before Pride Month is over, here’s the male-only version of “The Lovers.” This time, I used someone else’s pose data, so they don’t look quite so awkward. Quite.
There’s still a lot wrong with it. Their hands aren’t quite reaching each other, Fukase’s fingers are clipping into Oliver’s back, and that view of Fukase’s face is really kind of creepy. (Though maybe that’s a good thing?)
I dunno. I kind of wanted a romantic pose that wasn’t kissing (especially given how young Oliver is), more of a cuddling thing, but this was the best I had available. I may go back looking for more pose data before I try the m/f version next month (or maybe not until August, since I’ll be doing Camp NaNo in July)
I’d have liked to be able to shift Oliver’s cap some, but I couldn’t find a bone that controlled it. There was a slider to turn it off, but I didn’t want to get rid of it, just move it a bit. May have to do a light edit to connect it to a bone, if it turns out it really isn’t on one.
Oh, and if anyone’s wondering why Fukase/Oliver for the m/m pairing, well…honestly, when I first heard Fukase (his version of “Ghost Rule,” of course) I loved his voice and went looking for other Fukase songs, and I found a ton of duets with him and Oliver. Some of them did have accompanying art that paired them romantically, and the idea just stuck in my head of them as a couple. (Not sure how old Fukase is supposed to be, so maybe that’s inappropriate…) I can get pairings stuck in my head like that pretty easily; one image of Rin and Nekomura Iroha together during a duet was enough to cement them as one of my Vocaloid pairings…
TDA Oliver and Fukase by Jjinomu
Pose data by kitzabitza
The background, which appears to be called “teien” is by a Japanese MMD artist whose name I don’t know because the readme does not display properly on my computer. But it included a couple of URLs, at least one of which is hopefully still in use: http://www.geocities.jp/cgkano/sirokitune.html and http://reriamoon.blog95.fc2.com/