Site Status and Plans

Site Status

It’s been months since I made my last post on my own website. Thanks again to MotsuCQ  for keeping things running while I was away.

I’m not sure if there are any readers who still check this blog, but it’s been down for the past few weeks because we moved our server, and the webmaster didn’t back up anything… As a result, we’re missing pretty much all the images with exception of external image links. I do have most of the images saved on my PC, so they should restored soon, when I have time.

There may be some plugins missing as well, so please make a post here and let me know if you see any dead links or bugs!

What I’ve Been Up To

I guess I burned out. This section’s going to be pretty long, so go ahead and skip if you don’t care.

It’s true that I moved and work kept me busy, but there was always free time. I had a choice of relax-and-play-Diablo-3 or fansub when I got home… and I simply didn’t have the energy or motivation for more translation after a long day. I’ve always been somewhat of a procrastinator, and “work” piling up just made it harder and harder to catch up. At the same time, I was hooked on D3.

I did miss watching and translating anime. A few months back, I tried to quit D3 by selling all the gear I had (repetitive farming was getting boring anyway), but I couldn’t bring myself to get back into the fansubbing game. Eventually, I started playing D3 again in Hardcore Mode, where you lose your character and gear upon a single death. Being masochist that I am (?), I got hooked again for another few months and played enough to rank #1 DPS in Hardcore Mode.

A whole bunch of disconnect or lag deaths later, it finally dawned to me that I was spending way too much time on that game and it would just be rinse and repeat of levelling up and disconnecting (damn you, Canadian internet!). I simply stopped playing and haven’t touched the game for almost 2 weeks. I quit D3.

It’s pretty absurd how much time I actually spent on that game now that I look back on it, but I guess that was just a chapter of my life. I don’t think my time was wasted because well, it was fun, and the sale of items from that game is what’s paying for hosting of this blog right now (and will continue to, for a long time).

Fansubbing and Near-Term Plans

I reduced my backlogs a bit in the past two weeks, and a replacement TL was found for another project I was stalling on.

There should be a major release tomorrow or the day after.
I have another ancient project that’s about 75% complete. Although I honestly doubt many of you will care about this one, it’s very important to me, so I will try to finish it before moving ahead.

I am currently considering a few options for the winter season. It’s still way too early to say anything about it right now (and to be honest, I don’t know if I’m capable of fansubbing another series since I have to like, work and make a living).

For those wondering where Madoka and Nise BD rips are… every episode of Madoka was TLCed over 8 months ago, and Nise is about half-way TLCed, so you’re looking for answer in the wrong place.

As for the future direction of this blog, I’m not all that certain myself.

Most likely, I will continue use it to release new solo projects that interest me. Fansub review for the winter season is a real possibility. However, I don’t think I’ll be making episodic TL notes again due to time constraints, but anything can happen :)

 

Thanks for reading through this rant, and I’ll try to communicate more with the readers here if I were to take a break from fansubbing activities again in the future.

52 Thoughts on “Site Status and Plans

  1. Fujiri on November 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

    Thanks for Initial D 8thSin ^.^

  2. Alarisia on November 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm said:

    Welcome back!
    It’s nice to see this site up again I really enjoyed it.

  3. You don’t have to write anything, just watch anime for entertainment in your spare time, and then give a letter grade, number grade or whatever afterwards on the translation, most of us just wants to know who has the more accurate translation. Just a single number or letter will satisfy.

    • I don’t really want to just go out there and give a grade because it would just lead to pointless drama and complaints.

      I would probably focus on fewer titles that interests me if I decide to review again.

  4. Nice, finally you’re back! I still didn’t download any Madoka BD, because I wanted to wait for your version. <3 <3
    I still don't get the appeal of hack and slash games…

  5. pokute on January 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm said:

    Whahaha! 8thSin! Email me!!

    • Hey pokute, it’s been such a long time!

      Good to see you’re still around :)

      • Wish I could say I was doing fansubbing, but I get really stressed as soon as I sit down to do it. And when I look at the stuff I did with you and others, sometimes I get seriously embarrassed. I did a full subtitle for Rainy Dog and then lost the file. Not a lot of dialog, but took a lot of care to keep the “atmosphere”.

        It’s easier to code than to fansub.

        If you ever feel like doing something wacky, like an old Yakuza flick, I’d be up for it. I’ve got the lingo down pretty well. I’d love to do Gate of Flesh!

  6. So… you doing anything this season?

    • I was somewhat interested in Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai this season, but Ep1 sucked so I didn’t go ahead with that.

      I am translating Initial D with Sage, and started translating Minami-ke Tadaima with UTW (I was TLC before) this season.

  7. For some reason the images from your blog entries about Accel World have disappeared totally.

  8. Sheep on May 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm said:

    Oh hey, could you remove the thumbnail of the Mawaru Penguindrum episode 24 TL notes / Observations(on page 1 of the directory for the Mawaru Penguindrum TL notes)

    I’m wary of linking the last page to people who are watching Penguindrum because it might be a spoiler(albeit a minor one)

    Thanks regardless, though.

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