Clockwork Planet 3 is almost done…just Chapter 4 and epilogue to go (and they’re 150 pages long in total)
After that, I’ll be on my way…Tabi no Tochuu style.
To be honest, I’m rather amazed that I’m able to translate this much when I’m translating on the phone.
However, it’s kinda sad that the only time I feel rest is when I’m working.
For someone who wants to be a slacker, I find myself being a workaholic instead.
Probably the reason why I decided to translate so many series is to keep myself busy.
Now then, my random topic of this month? Giving up series.
Now, as some of you may know, I really don’t like giving up series. As for why that is the case, the answer is simple:
As a reader, I want consistency in the projects.
Now, I admit that switching between series is going to cause me to slip up from time to time.
But at the same time, after my experiences working on Sword Art Online, I don’t like it when the terms are switched around. I really liked my time working with BeginnerXP and Pryun during late 2011 to 2012, and we had standards, terms that we are to abide by. That formed my conviction in working on projects later on.
It’s kinda funny that when I first started out, I had a thinking that if every reader on Baka-Tsuki is to contribute 10 pages of translations, all projects will be completed. Alas, such an idealistic thinking. I don’t hate myself for thinking that way however, since it meant that I can continue to work on stuff I like.
When Nano asked me if I could give up on Biblia to his team, I felt conflicted.
On one hand, I admit that I have been taking up too many series.
On the other hand, I think of each project of mine as my kids.
When BAFT asked me if I can give him Bokushinu to do, I felt conflicted again.
In both cases, I allowed them to take over, but I made sure to check for issues.
That’s the most I can do in ‘giving up’, I suppose, unless they’re so bad that I disown them.
Or, you know, corporate figures.
So far, I’ve been working on Clockwork 3 and Long Title 2. There’s a lot of stuff going on, and I’ve been slowing down.
Let’s just see whether I get back to speed soon enough.
To be honest, I’m kind of tired of doing anything. No motivation to work, no motivation to translate, no motivation to do anything. Everything feels like a chore.
So I’m going to mix things up and spend more time reading instead of translating. Maybe it’s due to a lack of the romantic ala Hikaru.
That, I suppose, is my main motivation for picking new series, to give myself a renewed motivation to continue to work.
And speaking of picking up series, coming soon, an official announcement. Restarting August 9th, 2016, on Baka-Tsuki only:
On a side note, I’m hereby introducing my KonoSuba team. Figure out who are the team members.