Hey there everyone. I know I haven't said much as of late but I've been going through things, both personally and just trying to figure out things in my life as it stands. Personally there have been some hard times I'm trying to get through with new things in my life, which I think I am trying to handle but it just keeps getting harder with everything going on seeming to mess up all the time.
How does this affect my position in the community? Well as it stands I've really pulled back for a while now, at least since I ended up just stopping all translations other than Hell Teacher Nube
as it currently stands. (and yes, I apologize to a lot of people on this project, mostly because I just wanted to see the series get translated and somehow admit to being impatient with a couple things because of trying to match up my priorities with others. If you're reading this, I'm sorry and no hard feelings...and if not, i'm probably just talking to air as usual) Personally, I admit somehow that the manga and anime scene has just not been what it's cracked up to be in my head. I still love Japanese culture, but it just feels like everything is utterly and completely driven by hype and that people just can't just sit back and discover what is good, even if it's way older or even if it's something that catches your eye somewhere down the line. Let alone everywhere I go and everything I see just seems to be tied to either some kid who just doesn't seem to know what they want and just latches on to the most popular series...or some super-snobby elitist who seems to take a "better than you" view of the scene and just seems to make it like "if you don't read what I read, you're trash". I'm not either and really don't want to be. Yet with the way manga and anime have become, I just don't feel myself fitting in...maybe I never had, but I just tried to make it work for so long until I realize finally that it just never will. It's not merely on this board but a few others as well: I always feel like the outsider and everything I say just makes me come off stupid or like I know nothing compared to the brats and the snobs and the elites and the ultra-perfectionists.
So where does this leave me now? Well, I guess I have a few more things to say:
I know I want to finish Nube, but I don't know if or whether I'll be doing another manga series after that. I sort of get my scripts aren't that good and I just cause more grief than help to the community. I may want to do a few series I personally want to see done but, unless I have something that just jumps out at me and says "THIS MUST BE DONE", I may be fading out of the scene perhaps...
On the other hand, I do want to maybe be a bit more adventurous on translating Japanese. I've been really getting into Super Sentai lately and want to get one of those series translated to see if I'm any good at all at TV shows.
I'm still going to be around, probably hanging around in the WSJ thread but that's all I really do on this board outside translating.
I'll still be here if needed but who knows if I'll be giving any other news beyond this outside my script updates...