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September 17, 2013

I need someone to get English into the Mahoyo trial and other news


After every sentence I translate of the Mahoutsukai no Yoru (魔法使いの夜) trial I ask myself why. Why am I punishing myself with this? Turning Nasu’s nonsense into half decent English prose is like drilling a rusty screw into your urethra. Every word is another notch down your wee-wee tube and it’s painful.

Anyways, I’m almost done, and my goal is to beat Commie to their full game release.  Seeing as how they’re perpetually stuck at 67%, I might actually be able to do this. (Does that figure also include translation check and editing? Does Commie know what editing is?)

So what this means is that I need to start getting the translation into the game. Originally, I was just going to do this myself, but since I’m lazy, and Nasu is pissing me off more and more, I’m gonna ask if anyone is willing to either doing it themselves (master hacker pro), figuring out how to do it  and doing it, finding people who know how to do it and begging them to do it, whatever. Basically, what I’d like is to give you the script, magic happens, and in turn you give me back a game with the English in it (I don’t really care about the menus). I know some Italian guys had done it when the trial first came out but I don’t even know if they’re still alive.

If you’re interested in taking on this extremely important, yet rewarding task (sorry, there is no reward other than your own self-satisfaction), email me at jean.baptiste.tell at google’s email service.

In other news, I finished playing Grisaia no Rakuen (グリザイアの楽園). The game was like a roller-coaster. That stopped working. It started off pretty good, but it just kept getting stupider, and stupider, until the author threw all pretenses out the window and openly admitted that he doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing and doesn’t give a fuck anymore. Not even Kazuki saved this game.

I also just recently finished marathoning through Valvrave’s 1st season. It’s like a shittier version of Code Geass, train wrecks and WTF moments all around. In other words, it’s pretty great.

April 10, 2013

Visual Novels and Hitagi Crab 004


It’s been a long time. And there is so much to talk about.

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March 28, 2012

Okay, I lied

I’m now busier than before, meaning that April 15th deadline is looking less and less likely. Fuck me sideways.

One of the best things about Mahoyo is the art and the character designs. Take Aoko’s (god I suck with clothing terminology) dress outfit above. It’s simple, realistic, and very attractive, and the very opposite of the smorgasbord of flamboyant rainbow fuckery we see in most clothing designs in anime and pr0n games.  Maybe Koyama designed both that delicious blue dress and this outfit himself, maybe he didn’t, but most artists in the industry are quite obviously not fashion designers and designs might go a long way if, let’s say for example, they opened up a [insert fancy French clothing line] catalogue here and copied them.

The biggest tragedy here is that the Sensei, at least temporally, goes from this to…… a white t-shirt.

Anime endings:

Guilty Crown – Peaked at when Shu got his arm got off and then kinda just fizzled out. Where the hell are my doujins? Also, watching this show made me realize how badly we need more Code Geass.

Nisemonogatari – Shinobu is now tied with Hitagi as the best girl. Nisio allegedly said that he wrote the book with no intention of publishing it and with all the ass-pulls, this-makes-no-sense moments, and anti-climaxes, it shows.

Another – The best girl died ;_;

March 6, 2012

I need more sleep

Despite understandable reservations from all two of you of whether I’ll ever finish translating this, your doubts are misplaced – I DO intend to finish this shit and save it from the atrocity that is the current translation that’s out (aka the worst translation I’ve ever read), and before the game comes out on April 12 at that. I’ll be significantly less busy-er in the coming weeks… I think. I hope. Oh god, I don’t want to write anymore essays in Japanese.

Anywho – this picture… My gosh. We need this in poster size, now. Were Sensei’s boobs always so… uhhh, disproportionate with the right ratios to the rest of her body? Okay, maybe we do need Mahoyo to be +18. Just outsource the writing of the sexy time scenes to someone else – anyone else. I really don’t want to try to  guess what underwater animal Nasu would like to have a go at if he had another chance. Also, does Koyama Hirokazu also do the background art too? If so, color me impressed.