2 years of no releases :(

And unfortunately I’m not where I thought I’d be in life, so I haven’t got anything new coming.

On the other hand, I’m thinking of going legit in the next few years.  My japanese and translation skills have been getting better (reading all those books I bought last year helped) and in another two years I should have enough money saved up to start buying licenses.

Sorry to everyone who’s been waiting for me to translate something new, but it looks like it’s not coming, at least not for a while longer.

I’m not dead…

But it’s hard to say I’m alive, too.  I continue to be super busy trying to make money and get out of debt.  I haven’t had the time or energy to translate anything since Otomaid, which is really sad, because there’s a lot of games I could have worked on had I had the time.

On the other hand, if I can save up enough money, it’ll make it much easier to someday go legit and license games for sale in the West.

While I haven’t been actually turning moonrunes into prime fap material, I have been studying whenever I have a spare moment.  And I’m about half a year from reaching a point in my career where I’ll start to have free time and energy again.

translation study material

Oh no!

I just checked my inbox!

Sorry to everyone who’s been waiting for an email reply all this time!

I’ll answer your emails over the next few days now that I have internet again.

Unfortunately I’m still not quite ready to get back to translating again, but I will say that what I’m doing is paying off.  I’m much more financially stable now and I’m getting close to being debt free.  But my work schedule’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Sorry for the silence

Work has been keeping me too busy for any translation since my last update.

It’s been tough to go from NEETdom to always working.

At this time I’m inactive.  I hate to do this since so many translators stop when they get real jobs, but that’s where I’m at right now.  Someday I WILL come back to translating, but probably not for a long time.

Thank you all for your support the last year.

 

😦

I’m a huge baka

Sorry everyone, for not updating and for making no progress with my LN translation.  I just don’t have the time or energy to devote to serious study of kanji or slogging through paragraphs.  Yet.

On the positive side of things, my new mechanical keyboard came in the mail and typing on it is like having sex with my waifu while holding hands.  And today I started translating 自称硬派のオレが女になったら思いのほかすげぇビッチだった(*/∇\*)キャッ~援交から肉便器まで~ (https://vndb.org/v10471) for no particular reason other than someone on 4chan mentioned that they wanted something from PinPoint translated, and this one has genderbender in it.  I made a bit of progress already, but I’m only planning to work on this in my free time over the next month, I don’t know if I want to commit to a full release or not.  We’ll see how far I get.

I’m not sure how long it is compared to what I’ve worked on before, because my character count scripts are in another castle and I can’t be assed to re-write them today.  But I’d estimate it’s a little more than half as long as Chichi Miko!!, and maybe twice as long as Plus 1.

Someday I’ll be smart enough to translate LN ;_;

Progress update

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but I’ve been really busy with work.  Also, I changed which LN I was working on, which slowed me down a bit.  My kanji skills seem to have mostly come back, but I’m now realizing just how limited the kanji used in nukige is.  So it’s slow going.  Also, LN writing in general is much different from VN, and I’m not really happy with the quality of my work.

Right now progress is really low, but I’m 0.5% into translating 賢者の弟子を名乗る賢者, or “The Sage Pretending to be a Sage’s Apprentice”.  It’s a story about a guy playing a VRMMO who gets stuck in the game in the form of a cute little girl.  For all of us who wish to be the little girl, I’m sure it’s interesting.  I just hope I can get my writing up to a level where I can do the original work justice.

The electronic copy I have is split up into 92 files, so as I finish each file I’ll post it up here.  I wish I could say I’ll translate one each day (if I was still NEET, I probably could), but I’ll definitely try to get a file out each week.

Short term plans: LN!

Howdy y’all, sorry it’s been so long since I posted.  My internet access is sporadic as ever.  Anyway, because of that, it’s been hard for me to pin down a VN I’d like to work on, especially since I only have 1TB of my data with me (the rest lies in storage, untouchable for the next few months).  So not being able to download any that I’ve got my eye on, I’m going to go ahead and push forward on my other dream:  LN translation!  I’ve got a good candidate for it, but I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up so I’m not going to announce what it is until I have a few chapters done.  I don’t want to be that kind of translator that claims a project and then does jackshit with it for years, you know?

I got started last night, and the vocab is certainly a lot different from what I’m used to, but I’ve got some really good japanese dictionary software on my computer, so I’ll be able to keep working on it even when my internet’s out.  At the rate I plan/hope to work on it, I should have a chapter done in the next week or two, so I’ll be posting it around then.

I hope y’all had a merry Christmas and have a happy new year!

Update on near future plans

Hey y’all,

I haven’t gotten any work done, although I’ve been practicing my reading and it’s coming back pretty quickly.  If I actually sat down and practiced my kanji like I should I’d be back in the game a lot faster, but I’m still getting used to my new job.  My living arrangements are also up in the air for at least the next few months, so it’s hard for me to do any work using starbucks internet.

I definitely won’t be working on anything until after new year’s, when things should get a bit more stable.  Thanks for all the recommendations, I’m checking them out.

Time to go make some flash cards, I guess…