(2009 - 2014)
Hello. It's been a while since I posted an update in this community, and I feel bad that it is going to be a sad one.
Since its opening in 2009, ofurotaimu has gained a lot of readers and followers, which in turn helped us meet a lot of people with the same interests in Vocaloid, utattemita, odottemita, and the general Nico Nico Douga community. We've witnessed a lot of firsts in the NND community (the first virtual concert, the first daikaigi, the first nnd movie, etc.) and even though there were only a few people updating this community, we're glad to have been part of the fandom.
However, as much as we'd like to continue with our usual posts and updates, the moderators of this community have grown busy--both in real life and in other fandoms--and thus find it difficult to find ample time to update. I personally had a lot of hiatuses these past couple of years due to work and other factors, and Stephie will be pursuing her own career soon. With a lot of things to take into consideration, we decided that we will close ofurotaimu. The comm will not be deleted, so everyone can still browse previous posts, but it will not be updated anymore.
Even though the dreamwidth community is closed, the ofurotaimu twitter and tumblr accounts will remain open. stephieku will continue posting updates, schedules, and information in the ofuro twitter while seraphictune will continue updating the utattemita tumblr. Both accounts are easier to manage, although the updates won't be as frequent as before, too. We hope you would continue following us in the said accounts even though this community is closed.
That said, thank you so much for following this community until now. I'd also like to thank the comm's moderators--Stephie, Len, and Tune. I feel bad that it has come to this point. But even though ofurotaimu closes, we will all remain connected with our love for Vocaloid and utattemita. This is not the end, right :).
ofurotaimu @ twitter
ofurotaimu @ tumblr