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JUST BE FRIENDS: Goodbye by behindinfinity JUST BE FRIENDS: Goodbye by behindinfinity
Yesterday a tranquil night made me realize
It'd be useless to pick up fallen petals
Because it'd never bloom again
It's tiny but already dead on my palms
Our time stopped long ago

Just once,
just once,
If I could have my wish come true
I'd be born again and again
And go see you on those days

Goodbye, my sweetheart, it's over
We have to leave without turning back

— excerpts from "Just Be Friends"

:rose: Animated version of this photo on my Tumblr :pointr: [link]

Agh, this song </3 The lyrics are translated so they aren't exactly perfect at times but the thought behind them, coupled with the images on the video (especially the flashbacks) tears at my chest guts. Watch it here (w/english lyrics) :pointr: [link]

There's a sequel to the song after several years, and it's got great lyrics too. The song is called Answer (アンサー) :pointr: [link]

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:bulletred: About Just Be Friends:
Personally, I was initially drawn to the song because of the art style in the video, and then I liked the catchy, seemingly upbeat melody of it. Later on I noticed the lyrics and I was like, OUCH. Right in the kokoro heartstrings.

Nonetheless it is a great song with heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics, and I encourage you give it a listen if you haven't. It spawned a lot of covers, a lot of which I also enjoyed. One of my favorites is this male version by Rapbit and Zebra :pointr: [link]

:bulletred: Flower wreath tutorial:
We made the flower wreaths ourselves, trying our best to make it as accurate to the original illustrations. I took progress shots of my process. You may see my photoblog about it here:
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.
Jin's Flower Wreath Process
Sometime last May, Kat ~moonlightflight and I cosplayed our favorite Vocaloid song, "Just Be Friends".
Their outfits seem simple at a glance, but that actually makes things more complicated sometimes. Hahah. Despite Luka's dress looking like something you could probably find in a mall, Charmie ~yaoiangel14 made the dress from scratch exactly as it looked in the artwork, just for Kat ~moonlightflight. Kat and I also did our best  with the part of their outfits that had the most amount of detail (which also happens to be our favorite parts) — the flower wreaths. I have some pictures of the progress of my wreath, so I thought I'd share them. This probably isn't the best method of going about this, but this is how I did mine and I found it pretty easy. (I wish I could have taken more photos or a video, but to be honest


:iconmoonlightflight: Kat — Megurine Luka
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin — Luka's ex-boyfriend (haha)

:camera: photo by Charmie ~yaoiangel14
:bulletwhite: cleanup/editing by me *behindinfinity

:snowflake: Kat's dress sewn by Charmie ~yaoiangel14


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:iconvikoradityatama:
VikoRadityatama Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woaaa ~ Awesome ~ your artwork really inspiring me to make some painting like this :D and yep i like this song too :D
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suusagi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
The color tone is beautiful~
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:iconkeykeyx10000:
keykeyx10000 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very powerful photograph! The way his eyes are open make it look like a dream. Love it.
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:iconrinrinsignal3547:
RinRinSignal3547 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, amazing *-*
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:iconaoihaneul:
AoiHaneul Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Yay! I love the song! XD
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's a really beautiful photo !!
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:iconasteeg1412:
asteeg1412 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
beyutipul....:D
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:iconkpoplovah4evah:
kpoplovah4evah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! It's so pretty~
Especially the boy >.< From the view he's at, he seems like some kind of idol haha
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:icongarbo3x:
garbo3x Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Love this piece! Feels just like dreaming of someone you love only to wake and find yourself alone.
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:iconem-chanuchiha:
Em-chanUchiha Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
so beautiful :iconawwwplz:
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:iconviospace:
viospace Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
oh dear this is so sad. TAT
love this so much anyway. :heart:
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:iconjuitta:
juitta Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wooo o.o so cute Luka *o*
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:iconbluebelldreamer:
BluebellDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
AwESOME!~~
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:iconollieshini:
ollieshini Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the song and love the cosplay! Gosh darn it that boy is beautiful!
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:iconyntsuzuki:
YnTsuzuki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I really love this so much!! All the emotions! Great job > v< :heart:
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:iconreiicharu:
reiicharu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Jin. Guys. D: Stop being so good. My heart.
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:iconsasukeuzumaki666:
SasukeUzumaki666 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you somehow didn't look like you on the second picture O____O *rubs eyes* .... :iconloveloveplz: i still love it anyway~
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:iconakiglancy:
AkiGlancy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
it's so perfect <3
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:icondeyanira42:
Deyanira42 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Beautiful cosplay! Also, I had no idea that there was a sequel to the first song. OMG the whistling at the end ;_; .

Wonderful job, you both look awesome!
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:iconmighta5:
Mighta5 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great~! <3
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:iconnarzik:
Narzik Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Favourite one so far (more coming up hopefully?) :D Kat looks absolutely stunning in the first shot, well, as a matter of fact, you both do <3 Charmie is great for capturing this too. Argh, it's just so lovely. :rose:
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littledevil531 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwwwww you two really captured the emotion of the song and did an amazing job at that. beautiful beautiful picture! and so touching. it makes you want to cry even before listening to it.
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AshesAndWings Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this, mostly for the song and the thought behind it, that, you never realize how much you care for someone, and how dear they are to you until you lose them. thankfully, I haven't lost my friend, but cried at the thought of losing the friendship we have. on that thought, which would you prefer or choose, a friend's anger or for the way they view you to change?
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:iconiotaku96:
iotaku96 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah.. When someone you love goes away, you'll realize how important that person was.
So sad... But such an awesome song!
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:iconpurpledoodling:
purpledoodling Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
eh yung ang ganda lang ni Kat dito?!
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:iconchocoholic-dream:
Chocoholic-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
ASDFGHJKL. /gross sobbing l|lOTL
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:iconmikichihiro:
mikichihiro Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i loved this song from the moment I've heard it... it's a nice song yet a very sad one.
good job =)
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AngelsTale Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Digital Artist
waaah~ you guys did an amazing job with this <3
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:iconeccentricminded:
eccentricminded Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You and Kat looks like illustrations straight from Yunomi's JBF artbook! GJ!
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yuffieHeart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
they look great!! :3
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:iconlazyeight:
lazyeight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels in this photo! >.<
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:iconhectormcreyes:
HectorMcreyes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So Nice....I like it
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:iconvmxk:
vmxk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Q.Q I love this song
Nice n.n
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:iconchococat830:
chococat830 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist
SO. MANY. FEELS!! QAQ
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:iconpedrocorreia:
pedrocorreia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
for a moment i thought it was a Mirai Nikki cosplay.
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:icondisenchantedsaiyame:
disenchantedsaiyame Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
*scrolling slowly to admire the picture then scrolled fast -somehow* guuuuuuh, the effect. It's like for a moment, you actually blinked and opened your eyes.

*doing the scrolling thing for the nth time now... goosebumps? -I don't even know if that's right. haha*
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Ahaha! Well, I do have an animated version of this photo on my Tumblr :pointr: [link] Might have a similar effect!
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:icondisenchantedsaiyame:
disenchantedsaiyame Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Saved me from doing my scrolling thing. :3
It's creepy because it is very good. The emptiness is clearly there.

*imagining Kat whispering a fading 'goodbye' in the end. Feels!!!!
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:iconkisaki-akizuki:
kisaki-akizuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
That lighting... you look so different. I barely recognized you. ^^;
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:iconroolph:
roolph Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! ;A;
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:iconleedaine:
LeeDaine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am fangirling over this picture so much.....

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Luka is so lucky ._.
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Lucky? But Luka got her heart broken :<
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:iconlarin-lazet:
Larin-Lazet Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It wasn't Luka, the boy is singing. He realized they were just better off as friends.
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:iconleedaine:
LeeDaine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But why did Luka leave le ex in the second scene TAT
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:iconyasuneichimura:
YasuneIchimura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember listening to that song.

Story of most of my life.
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:iconjaguar-cerulean:
Jaguar-Cerulean Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
How beautiful!
I just love it so much!
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