十二月のスキェジュル

- Update blog whenever she feels like it
- Watch out for new releases for manga (daily)
- Get 2 volumes of Japanese manga from Hakusensha or any other manga publisher
- Finish her short stories
- Back up savedata
- Survive PG and hopefully, PhD
- Complete most of her games in her game list
- Catalogue her mountain of unzipped and uncategorized manga in her desktop / hard disk
- Finish the drama that she's got in her hard disk

- (11/28) プリンスPiaキャロット [PC]
- (12/19) 放課後colorful*step ~うんどうぶ!~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 大正鬼譚 [PSP]
- (12/19) 月影の鎖 ~狂爛モラトリアム~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 剣が君 [PC]
- (12/26) Jewelic Nightmare

NB: Despite the overall static-ness of the blog, the game page is updated every now and then because gaming is something she'll never give up, ever.

平成21年9月30日水曜日

Fidget

This is gonna be short, since I'm starting to feel sleepy already.

I'm happy with the results I got for my finals, and I'm determined to do better this time.
I got distinction for a redundant subject, which leads me to question my choice of career now.
...I'm not making much sense.

I've also taken quite an interest in novel parodies, but still prefer the real work done by the orignal author.
I wonder if Jane Eyre has a parody...I heard from somewhere that she's a assassin in that parody.
I guess I'll go on another book hunt again.

平成21年9月25日金曜日

Butchered

Okay, it's not weird for me to post twice in a day.
But this is gonna be short.

I've almost done reading most of my books in two hours.
Yes, five books in two hours; and each of them is more than 200 pages.

Remember my mentioning about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?
It's pretty much a butchered version of the actual work, but I like it.
And I rather like how they wrote about the author, who is a guy:

Jane Austen is the author of Sense & Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature.
Seth Grahame-Smith once took a class in English literature. He lives in Los Angeles.


See, this book is published in 2009; and I found it in Singapore, which is the south of where I am.
This book probably won't even be available until the late quarter of next year, or not even allowed in the shelves for the old coddgers in the censorship board see it not 'fit'.
Another reason why I'd rather say that I'm from Singapore instead of MS.

Speaking of which, my brother is in desperate search for the girl from Negri Sembilan whom he held hands with during the bungee ride.
Yes, if you remember holding hands with a 6ft 7 guy with specs and looks somewhat like a Japanese, please leave your e-mail at my C-Box.
His description is 6ft 7, wearing a pair of specs, single eye-lid (hence we call him Japanese), black T-shirt, a pair of long pants and a pair of New Balance blue sneakers.
My bro is regreting that he didn't ask for your name that day and would like to contact you.
Thank you.

Back my reading.

Back

Well, I'm back.
I was able to escape my captors and walk all the way back from the straits of Johor.
...I should cut the crap here.

Yes, I am really back.
And I had no intentions of being contactable for the past three days.
That's why I left my laptop at home.

Anyways, I had a rather nice time at Singapore, even when we were lost for two hours trying to locate the hotel and my dad's stubbornness to get a new map, saying that 'Singapore will never change.'
I'm glad that he had to eat his words.
However, our return was of a sour tone, fortunately not mine.
I won't say anything other than 'Hell hath no fury like a women's scorn'.

I went to Singapore on a quest for books.
Yes, you heard me, books.
Because of the ******* censor-board here, I can't get any of the books that I'm looking for.
From Borders to Kinokuniya, from Somerset to Orchard Road, I've walked through the crowded streets and been sandwiched in the MRT.
But alas, I've only found 4 out of the 6 that I was looking for.
Oh well, at least I have something.
And yes, most of my shopping hauls were books.
I'm happy though, being able to hold in my small hands the copy of 'Pride and Prejudice'...wait for it, '...and Zombies.'
Yes, the parody version.

I seem to have not only become an otaku this year, but Jane Austen Addict (a title of another book that I bought) too.
I love the stories like Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park.
I don't love Northanger Abby and Sense and Sensibility just as much though.
Whatever it is, I'm a very huge fan of most of Jane Austen's work.
Just as much as I'm a fan of Charlotte Bronte.
And I love my manga just as much as I love my classic literature.

Speaking of manga, I'll be a bit late on my translations and proofreading.
In other news, there's this rumor (I shall treat it as a rumor until sufficient evidence is put up) about MangaHelpers.
I'm still on the fence with it; but if it ever sways to any form of payment, I shall abandon it faster than you can sneeze.
Money and power are great, but you also depend on people like us to get that kind of money and power.
In short, you're basically alive because of the fans. Anger the fans and they will abandon you.
There won't be a king or a kingdom when there are no people; there won't be a site when there are no fans.

平成21年9月22日火曜日

Winternite has been kidnapped!

She was minding her own business, reading Jane Eyre in the comforts of her lazy chair and her laptop when she was whisked away by four shadows!

Her last ever communication was three hours ago, through her cell phone that she had in her pocket!
She's currently locked in a crate and moving along the highway. She overhears her captors saying that she will be taken to the country down south.
Further contact will be futile as her phone has gouged the last of its juices.

Her captors and motives are yet to be identified, and a ransom has yet to be issued.
Let's hope that she will be back safe and sound.

平成21年9月20日日曜日

Kewl

Ok, that was lame.
I don't have any title in mind.
I think my creative mojo has run out...Oh gosh!
What am I going to do, NaNoWrMo is only a month away!
*flies into a state of panic*

Other than stupid rules and unwanted grumpiness from a certain someone, nothing much has happened in my life.
Oh yeah, no script releases this week.
I have to prepare for someone, which I can't tell until it's over.
And, I found that my laptop is not very good for translating, since I'm so very used to my large screen and mouse.
Oh well.

With no new games to go obsessed with and a practically non-existent nightlife, I don't know what I'm supposed to do right now.
My new laptop can keep me interested for only so long...
Most of my college mates have gone back to their hometowns for the long holiday.
There are only so many of us that are locals.

I guess I can try to bulldoze my writer's block right now.
Or maybe I'll go watch Inkheart....
Maybe.
Sigh...

平成21年9月18日金曜日

RAW

Don't worry, I'm not mad or anything.

The first week of sem 2 is over, and I've got some things to say about the classes.
First, I hate my current Math lecturer.
She looks sickly, gets tired easily and never EVER comes prepared.
Just yesterday, she was almost half an hour late just because she got lost.
What's worse is, she makes me more confuse than I already am.
I mean, differentiation and integration is my worse topic in all of Math, second to Trig (but the problem was solved by my sem 1 lecturer).
If she doesn't improve her ways of teaching within a month, she'll have one angry mob with pitchforks and crowbars coming at her.
Too bad that our previous lecturer have her hands tied, or else we'd kidnap her and keep her to ourselves.

Second, my Bio lecturer is a really old guy who looks somewhat perverted.
I guess that's the impression you get when you're a guy and you're talking about the reproductive system.
He likes people who ask questions, which is somewhat of a bother to others.
I have no complaints about him.

Third is my Chem lecturer; she's the same one as last sem.
She's still the same, and we all still have the same thoughts about her- PLEASE REPLACE!
Lastly, is my Physics lecturer. She's still a little meek, but at least she know what she's doing.

...And this concludes my overview of my lecturers in sem 2.
The results of our finals aren't out yet; delayed till further notice.
Oh yeah, my MS lecturer resigned. Yup, him.
And he left without marking our papers.
*goes into her mom's closet and spews a whole lot of profanities*

So...I've been busy and procrastinating a whole lot recently.
My schedule is still a little wonky, since I've not gotten used to it yet.
So, I'm sorry for sending the script for 隗ヨリヒトカイヨリ式 late, Mioka...
済みません!

Also, a big thank you to Sophe for giving me access to a warehouse of raws!
I'm forever in-debt to you and will stay with your till your baby 恋愛カタログ grows wings and flies.
And I finally figured out why I couldn't download the files from kiligaris.
Trust me, I had a really huge facepalm moment there, not to mention a headdesk moment too.
I'm still on my raw hunt for other manga to edit, since I'm a nitpicker when it comes to scans.

In other news, my laptop arrived today!
Yup, HP Pavillion dv4!
It's black, isn't heavy and...it has Windows Vista.
Yeah...Vista. I wanted Windows 7 but unfortunately, the model comes only in Vista.
Oh well, at least I still have a laptop to use now and I don't need to stay in the study to do my stuff.
I can even watch tv and type too!
But the only thing missing is a mouse.
I think I'll buy one myself.

Now to go mess with my new toy!

平成21年9月16日水曜日

Tape Dispenser

Ok, it's another unrelated title.
The tape dispenser just happen to be in front of me and I don't have a title in mind.

Let's get to the point, shall we?
I like my template.
It looks nice, and it's pretty much up to me to edit.
I like my brain.
Even though I don't know how it works and why it's wired particularly different from others, I like it nonetheless.
I hate my genes.
Genes are what makes me...me.
I hate my college cafeteria.
I was in a rush, so I didn't grab my brown bag for lunch. I bought a cup of sweetcorn with honey in the cafeteria and now regret it.
I've been having diarrhea since 6 in the evening.

In other unrelated news, I'm thinking about doing one-man scanslating, even though I'm not a guy.
Ever wonder why it's always '-man' in suffixes? What's with the sexist words here?
...Going astray now.

Ok, one-man scanslating...Just like Omari's Sister.
But there's going to be a huge difference between her and I.
This is what I aim to do:

  1. I won't be working on recent titles.
  2. Reason: I can only read Chinese for now, I'm sorry. The only thing I can do is to translate from Chinese to English and then use Japanese raws to edit.

  3. Most of the projects I plan to work on are either one-shots, completed or not well-known.
    Reason: The reason is pretty much the same as above.

  4. I will only work on a title which has been dropped or titles that has no releases for the period of 6 months.
    Reason: I am a very peaceful person who prefers to promote non-aggression. And I also share the same philosophy as Entropy, since I'm also a staff there. I won't work on titles that are being done by other groups as to not generate bad-blood between scanslators.

  5. I will sometimes redo a title done by other groups.
    Reason: Having said the above, I will only redo a title if the following occurs:
    (a) The chapter is LQ and I managed to get a HQ scan.
    (b) The translations are so bad that it hurts my brain when I read it. - It also means that the proofreader is either nonexistent or not doing their job.
    (c) The editing and typesetting is terrible.
    -You could say that I'm a bitch about it, but that's the way I am. If you want to do something, make sure that it's somewhere close to perfect.

  6. I don't mind working on licensed titles.
    Reason: I'm not claiming that I created the title, so I didn't commit plagiarism. Neither did I steal, since I'm not charging anyone for it nor am I getting paid. Also, I'm helping the mangaka to distribute their titles. Not everyone can afford the high prices that the publishing companies have set.

  7. I will only release whenever I feel like it.
    Reason: As you can see, I am a slave of many groups; I also have a life outside of the computer and grades to worry about. Since I work for myself, I don't have a deadline. You'll get it when you get it.
I'm doing all this purely out of interest.
I like what I do, and what I'm doing.

The titles that I've decided to work on are:
- Otomen (terrible typesetting)
- Saiunkoku Monogatari v03 (not-so-good translations and editing)
- Tokyo Crazy Paradise Parts of v11-19 (terrible editing)

I will credit the original translators for their work, if I'm redoing their titles; maybe even the proofreader, if they did their job well.
The only thing left for me now is to reinstall my Photoshop to enable my hotkeys and to start cracking.

PS: If anyone stumbles upon my blog and reads this post by any chance and have a request for a title, I'd be happy to oblige with two conditions:
(a) Make sure that the title has a Chinese version.
(b) Don't harangue me about the deadlines.
Just leave your requests at the CBox on your left, along with your e-mail address so that I can contact you.

平成21年9月12日土曜日

200

I've officially reached 200 posts!
*throws confetti*
It seems like I've been throwing a whole lot of confetti lately.
Yeah...

I've updated the look of my blog.
It doesn't look really different from the last one, does it?
Yeah, I know I made a huge deal about the surprise but delivered very little, or so you think.

Well, there are some differences.
Firstly, I managed to get rid of the huge header and replace it with something more...me.
The previous header text didn't really match the picture, and it was too colorful.
I also resized it to fit, and made the frame transparent.
Secondly, I made a menu bar.
It was tough trying to figure out how to write the code for it at first. So, I did some research on some of the templates available and found the code, edited it a lil and input it in my own.
And I sort of tweaked it a lil so that it's transparent.
Thirdly, I made it into a three-column instead of a two.
Usually, you'll get a three-column in your ready-made blogskins but unable to edit it in the page elements; you'd have to change it through the html.
But, I found a way for it to appear in the page elements and enables me to change it as a widget instead of the tedious task of reading through the whole code.
I've also changed the playlist of my player and moved it lower.

As for page-wise, I edited the projects and status page.
If you bookmarked my previous link, it'll lead you to a 'page does not exist' page.
I've separated it into groups and will update them accordingly.
It'll also lessen the work of staffs who wants to check them 'cause they won't need to scroll down too much just to find out.
The archives page is the same, since it's already separated into groups within the page.

Oh yeah, I changed this address to another one of my sub-blogs so that anyone who typed the address would see this image.
But what I forgot was that I locked the domain and no one could access it.
I'm really sorry about that and think that it's a pity that no one could see what I put up.
So, I'm going to show it to you here!
This is it:

I also had to figure out the code for it based on another example.
I'm glad that everything worked out.
And I'm glad that I am finally able to tidy up my messy blog.

That's it for this time.

PS: I still have the copy of my template; I can give it to anyone if they want it.
My template is for those who want to keep their background image, header and also want a menu bar and a three-column blog. In short, it's perfect for editing to your personal taste.
I think I'll call it MMB, Modified Minima Black.

平成21年9月7日月曜日

Crash Bash

I'm not talking about the game by Mad Dog Labs.
It's literally crash bash.

Semester two will start tomorrow, and I'm halfway through Dae Jang Geum.
I've already planned to put it on hold so that I can restart my routine in life.

I get zombified whenever I start watching a drama (be it J / K) and anime.
First I'd occupy a room, which is either the TV room or the family hall.
I'd then move the furniture around and just plop myself onto the couch and start watching.
I can suppress thirst and hunger, which is very much useful whenever I'm doing translations.
I can watch up to 10 episodes per day, when I ignore most stuff and will only respond when nature calls on critically.
Yes, I am that crazy, wacky and nuts.
And it is also another reason why not one person can bear me.
No girl can bear me, least said about a guy.
I can take pride in that! *Ehehe*

Brat (as she is now known as) is having her first ever public exams right now.
And the first thing I woke up to today was to the screams of my mom.
Why?
Refer to the above mentioned.
She deems it my fault, entirely mine.
Brat is freaking out and it's my fault because I was watching drama for the past few days.
Stop, before you say anything that makes me punch you hard and say that 'You're just like her, jumping into conclusions', let me at least say this.
I was sitting and waiting for brat to ask me whatever she wants to know during the one and half week of break that I had.
I wanted to have a anime marathon, but I didn't.
I wanted to have a drama fest, but I didn't.
I sat in my computer translating, and also waiting.

When I told her that she has another two weeks, she said 'So what'.
When I told her to study, she said 'No' and scampered off to watch TV.
When I finally yelled at her, I got yelled back by my mom instead.
So, tell me again.
HOW THE HELL IS IT MY FAULT?!
Hmm?
And she's still watching TV right now.

So, what the hell am I supposed to feel, huh?
Why do I have to be responsible when she herself doesn't even care less?
Why do I have to be scolded for enjoying what's left of my break when I sat there waiting for nothing?
Why do I have to take the brunt of the fire?
Why do I have to be the one facing the music when she's so nonchalant about it?
I can't force her to study when she herself isn't willing to.
It's no use forcing, nothing would come out of it.
Force can only lead to bitter feelings.
She has to learn this lesson, and unfortunately it's going to be a hard one.

Yes, I do admit that I'm insensitive most of the time.
Yes, I do admit that I still have remnants of bitter feelings.
But I will not admit that I didn't try to tell her.

With this, I earnestly hope that she'll fare well.
This decision will be her life lesson. It will bring her some pain as she walks on the path that she chose, but she has to continue it nonetheless.
The only thing I can do now is watch.

平成21年9月5日土曜日

Mono

I'm back to putting unrelated titles again.
Mono was the first word that popped up in the twisted and dark mind of mine.

Ok, I've been translating the whole week.
I've also been celebrating Ochibichan's Anniversary week with fellow staffers in the IRC.
They are one fun and wacky bunch.
I love them.

So far, I've finished all my scripts for 솔직 담백하게, はなしてなんてあげないよ, ハードな調教師 and almost finishing メビウス同盟.
I think I have had enough.
I'll work on them every week, like how I usually deal with it.
I also dropped my first title, 天才めがねにキメっ!just because it didn't suit my taste.
I hated it.
Also, Mioka has officially stamped my stamp on黒崎弼's ass. He belongs to me.
On the other hand, 電撃デイジ ー (the general story) belongs to Eimy.
She can have the others, I only want 黒崎.

Semester two starts next week, and I'm scared just thinking about it.
It starts on Tuesday, and I have Chem as my first subject of the sem.

Seeing my posts, I can't believe I've gotten so far.
I have 12 more till 200, which is quite a lot.
I didn't think that I'd be able to keep blogging till now, seeing that I tend to drop things after I lose interest in it.
I'll do something special when I really do reach 200, since it's like reaching a milestone in life.

I guess that's all for this time.
I think I'll go have a doughnut now.

平成21年9月2日水曜日

いきものがかり

It's a name of a band.
Their song is my favorite at the moment.

Semester two is starting in a few days, and I'm terrified.
I don't want to know how badly I did for my finals.
But I do look forward to starting Biology class.
Besides, my back hurts as a result of sitting too much.
Yeah, I'm an 18-year-old with a body of a 60-year-old.

I've just about had enough of translating 天才めがねにキメっ!
It's too...too...too SMUTTY for my taste.
Please, even when I'm not so innocent anymore, I don't want to be less innocent that I am.
I'd rather leave the adult stuff to when I decide that I want to grow up, which is probably a long, long, loooooong way from now...Or even never.
I can't stomach some of the elements...It's kinda disturbing, you know.
I think I'll finish the last of chapter 3 and pass it off to another translator, someone who can handle heavy smut.
I'm sorry, but I just can't handle it.

I think I can finish the rest of Mobius Doumei.
I'm only two volumes from completing it.
I eagerly waiting for Mioka to send me the next chapter of 隗ヨリヒトカイヨリ式 and 撃デイジー.
I told her that since Naomii has staked a claim on Aritsune, I'm stamping my claim on Kurosaki's ass.
He might have a whole lot of fangirls, but he's now MINE.
I'll wait for Mio-chan to officially announce it. :P

Okies, I think that's it for now.
I want to finish MD fast so that I can go watch Da Jang Geum again.
I plan to spend the rest of my four days going on a marathon.