Hey ho everyone. BDR here. As a huge proponent of keeping fans updated on what's going on with me translation wise, I'm writing another Status report. It's been a while since I wrote the last one, and we're just coming into a new year, so I figured now would be better than later.
Basically my workload looks a little like this right now.
Gintama- Thurs night, Fri night. (Yes I know I'm behind as of this posting.)
Aku- Wed night.
Acro- Mon night.
That's it for the series I do weekly. Now for the sporadic stuff it looks like this.
Takkoku- Trying hard to catch up with this one. I'm about four chapters shy right now.
Undead- Caught up as of now.
Yellow Dragon- With a new release on Club sunday I've become behind...but otherwise all systems are green. (Or Yellow.)
Neko Wappa- Gonna see how things go here. I've been on 2ch and noticed that the TOC's for this thing have been....horrible. If it gets canceled, I'll probably just translate the whole series in one go.
Albatross- Not dead. That is all.
As for drops//no drops, I'm happy to say that I've found a groove for my translations that allows me to keep everything. Banzai! But I am going to be changing around my schedule slightly.
I consider myself a writer before a translator (Because I suck slightly less at the former than the latter.) And therefore find myself a little frustrated at how little writing I actually do. So starting February, I will NOT be translating Mon-Thurs nights.
I don't want people who care about me to think I died, so that's why I'm posting this now. I'll be writing for those nights, and my translation week will begin on Thursday with Aku or Acro (Possibly both.) and end on Sunday with Gintama. It's not an iron clad rule, some nights I may feel my Japanese translator side emerging more so than my fiction creating side, and put out a chapter of something....but otherwise I'm going to try to stick with this.
Now I've read Carlos net's recent announcement...and I could almost feel
the Internet glancing over at me concerning Sket Dance. (And if nobody was, please don't tell me, my poor ego is already malnourished as it is..) It's true that I have eyed the series, and have had interest in translating it....but I didn't want Carlos to like eat me alive. Now that it's free, I have been wondering what I want to do. Shinohara and Sorachi love being wordy, and I'm not entierly sure I want to jump on another bandwagon at this point. I may put out a chapter here and there to test the waters though....so look out for those.
I will NOT be translating any Gintama that isn't coming from the mag every week. Which is to say, I'm not going back. ever
. I don't have time, and or patience to go back. I'm really sorry, but It's not happening. There will also be no requests for now.
Thank you for reading....
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