While getting to know more people in the Vocaloid fan culture, I realize that I misunderstood quite a few fans’ attachment to “stories.” I hope that it is easy to understand that a music culture with standards they are nonsense or in foreign (for me) language, that complex lyrics may be overlooked. Furthermore, trends in pop music suggest that the more words a song has, and the more the song relies on them, the more likely it is that the song will be misunderstood, and as a result, unpopular.
I think my surprise and misunderstanding may have come from reappropriation of words that already exist, because I consider a narrative lyric (a “story song”) a normal aspect of lyric songwriting. The desktop electronic musician is the current and future generation’s folk musician, so it’s nice to see a narrative lyric style carry on. I favor anything that gets new people interested in music.