I continue my search for people’s virtual characters and end up following cosplay photographer Francesca. We meet at the old communist factory-turned-art-district “798” where they have also preserved one of the old Chinese coal trains. Francesca uses this setting to take photos of her good friend Phoenix. Phoenix here is doing the girl character of the virtual singers from the voice synthizer software Vocaloid. People can submit their DIY songs to the Vocaloid site which are then interpreted and sung by a family of virtual singers. Phoenix was inspired by a song about a cute girl who is a train conductor from the Japanese war era. To her the girl with green ponytails and green uniform represents an element of nostalgia and fantasy in times of darkness.