Crystal! is a vocaloid created by Interstellar Entertainment. One day, the company installs a sentient AI into her. Overnight, Crystal! is writing her own songs and developing her own personality. With help from other sentient AI's on the company servers, and the IT worker who programmed her, Crystal! works hard to become the musician she wants to be. But soon enough, her ideas don't line up with what the company wants. Can Crystal! make it as an artist? Or is she going to have to take matters into her own hands?
"[Eli's] new easy-read novella "Crystal!," about a vocaloid that obtains sentience, examines the sometimes blurry line between artist and product." - Allison Utterback
(Crystal! is a cyberpunk novella told through prose and nontraditional narrative devices such as chatlogs, emails, and press releases. 13k words, 69 pages. .PDF Format)