Stuff

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Welp. I’m two months out of basic military training and one month into technical training and I’m living the life. I get free room and board, free food, free (what amounts to trade school) training, and all I have to do is keep my room clean, my uniform presentable, not fail my classes. Oh, and get up at 4 AM to do PT. But then again, if it weren’t for mandatory PT I probably wouldn’t do any so I guess that counts as a plus as well. My number one complaint would be the shitastic internet “service” that’s provided in the dorms (and which takes up 5% of my measly paycheck), but asking for fiber for be a little too much for a fifty plus year old military installation, I suppose.

All this is to say that I pretty much have very little time to do anything nowadays except on the weekends. Weekdays I do get several hours of free time, but by the time I’m off from twelve hours of sitting in class bored out of my mind I’m usually too tired to do anything besides catch up on internet things, read some VNs, and/or play some vidya.

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If Dark Souls II was a VN, the Emerald Herald would be the last unlockable heroine.

Speaking of vidya, I’ve beaten Dark Souls II, my first Souls game. Which, for all the praise/complaints the Souls games gets for being hard, didn’t really live up to the hype. Part of the reason is that Lightning Spear makes everything easy modo. The only boss that gave me a really hard time was the Ancient Dragon. The trek to him was tedious as hell and all of his attacks one-shotted you. By the time I finally beat him, all the monsters in the Dragon Shrine had stopped spawning. I’m confused about the ending. What the hell is the Throne of Want and why do I want it? How is it related to the First Flame? Do I even care enough to find out?

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According to /a/, this is the beginning of the fapocalypse.

In anime related news, Fakku has officially become the Crunchy Roll of Chinese cartoon pr0n, which I find absolutely hilarious. Ever since their incarnation, they’ve been trying to make hentai into some hip, cool thing where you can just hang out with your bros and talk about your last wankfest with the latest Sailor Moon ero-doujinshi from Black Dog. (Black Dog has been making pr0n since before I even knew what pr0n was. The guy deserves a lifetime achievement medal or something. As a matter of fact, the only things I know about Sailor Moon are from what I read from his doujins. I wonder if the new Sailor Moon anime is going to give us another twenty years of glorious Sailor Scouts ero from the guy. One can only hope.) The funny thing is that they sort of kind of succeeded. You don’t have to hide your power levels anymore! You can openly talk about your cartoon fetish and still be cool! Buy one of our t-shirts!

I’m not sure if this is ultimately going to be a good thing or bad thing for the community. Sadpanda (aka the Sekrit Club) has already been doing a wonderful job with providing a user-based platform for getting cartoon ero across the world, fueled mostly by hardcore Tawainese scanlators. I suppose now the publishers will get a slice of the pie and, hey! no more black rectangles hovering over vaginas and penises. But then again, when the hell has Japanese pr0n publishers given any two shits about the market outside of Japan?

If Fakku was smart, they’ll work together with Sadpanda to convert ero pirates to paying customers and focus on providing quality content and services. If Fakku was dumb, they’ll try to get Sandpanda shut down. The emphasis, is of course on “try” because they’ll just be creating what HorribleSubs is to CrunchyRoll. Hell, HorribleSubs themselves can expand into HorribleSubs, 18+ edition. Time will tell.

It’s the weekend now, and I’m getting that itch again to translate something, though, I’m not even sure what I should be working on. Bakemonogatari needs to be put on hold (well… not that it hasn’t been on hold for the longest time) because all the crap related to it are on my old laptop back at home. Mahoyo… wait, how the crap has Commie not released their translation for it yet? Was it released and they just haven’t updated their site? Am I missing something? Someone tell me. Since no one took up on my wonderful offer of putting in my translation of the trial for free, I’ll give that a shot today.

But after that, what should I work on? I need some suggestions. It can be manga, a light novel, a game, whatever. The only criteria I have is that there already needs to be an established group or something working on it so it minimizes the crap I have to work on other than translating text itself since I’m lazy and I have no time. Also, no giant-dick futanari loli bestiality pr0n or anything of that nature. I can’t work if I’m gagging constantly. Relatively normal pr0n is okay.

I’m also thinking of translating interesting anime-related news I read on some of the blogs I go on so I’ll have something to do. We’ll see.

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8 Comments to “Stuff”

  1. How translating the Oregairu LNs?

  2. Hm…

    I know of people who scanlate manga as some sort of stress relief, but personally, the only motivation I have to work on something is just so that I can read the next chapter of it. That is to say, translators are a mystery to me. I don’t know what drives them. But I need them. Goddammit, I need them. The prospect of learning yet another language at my age terrifies me, so I just have to keep relying on these soldiers of fortune, even despite the fact that they could lose interest and walk out at any moment.

    My favorite indefinitely stalled porn game is Majikoi, which has been one and a half routes short of completion for about two years now. My favorite indefinitely stalled manga is Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya, which I used to clean and typeset myself before someone teased to release us from the clutches of Nasuverse’s terminology and we ended up dropping it. My favorite indefinitely stalled game would be Seinarukana, but I don’t… think there’s any translation to be done with that. I don’t know the details. As for light novels, I don’t read a whole lot of them, but the few that I actually do read already have an adaptation going or people keeping them up to date.

    Like I said, I don’t understand how translators think, but I suggest looking for something that you genuinely love before picking it up. Or, you know, charge for it. That works too.

    • Majikoi: Wasn’t TakaJun working on that? What happened to him? Did he get into an unfortunate traffic accident? Did he finally get his imouto and stopped caring about VNs?

      Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya: Isn’t this completely translated? If not, send me what you need and I’ll see how translatable this thing is. From the pictures I’ve seen of it from /a/, it’s pretty fapp… I mean, has pretty good art so that’s a good start.

      • As far as I know, two years ago, TakaJun announced he had a bad case of real life and then just stopped updating altogether. I’ve been stalking his irc channel ever since, but no luck.

        As for Prisma Illya, I first picked it up after reading Kalmia’s doujins. I’ve come to really appreciate the author’s sense of humor, and I’m also currently working on his quarterly series, Imokami-sama. I know it’s not for me to say, but I’d strongly suggest that you take a look at the manga from the beginning before going further. For various reasons– mostly because spoilers, but also to see if you actually like it. Making people work on something they don’t care for is a major pet peeve of mine.

        Anyways, here’s a link to the next currently untranslated chapter.

        https://mega.co.nz/#!VtJUVLTD!tFGuD9vnMBPnmQzykanERgExnRwJIJhWJLyUMEuQBuU

        • Oh, I guess I didn’t answer the question, huh. Fate/Kaleid Prisma Illya had two direct sequels, Prisma Illya 2wei and Prisma Illya 3rei. The first two series have been completely translated, and 3rei is still ongoing, translation is about one volume behind, I think.

          • Do you have the raws for the previous 2 sequels? The translations available suck.
            Also, I’m going to need the best Prisma Illya ero-doujins for uhh… research purposes.

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