Fair Warning - life will continue being hectic for the next month or so. October's always a busy time for me.
On a lighter note, a very big thank you to our donators this past month! I honestly am flabberghasted by such generousity. Thank you so much!
Next Up: What you've all been waiting for - Fate Strange Fake! It's a long one, so it may take a bit, but rest assured I will be plugging along at it. Keep an eye on the progress page if you're worried!
Now, I would normally try and get the next chapter done to make up for such a short chapter, but considering Volume 3 still doesn't have a release date as far as I know, I'm gonna try and draw out the remaining chapters, so you're gonna have to wait like usual. That said, I've been looking forward to the content of the next couple chapters for some time, so hopefully you won't have to wait an obscenely long time. Or they'll finally release volume three and I'll get my butt in gear, who knows?
Next Up: I'm gonna get started on El Shaddai, but Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age comes out this week, so I'll likely be dead to the world for a little bit. And also I just ordered a Balthier + Cid-centric doujinshi, so depending on how that is I may do that first. Balthier + Cid is my greatest weakness.
It's also because I haven't played Singularity... seven, is it? in English for obvious reasons, and I'm fairly certain a few of the lines appear in-game and here I lack context but ngggh. Anyways. It's fun nonetheless. Caster!Gilgamesh is the Gilgamesh we deserve.
Next up: Fate/Strange Fake! I'm hoping to finish the translation today, so providing the typesetting doesn't hold me up too much it shouldn't be long.
If anyone's interested, the theme song for today's post is "I am not dead yet", from Spamalot.
News! A very special thank you to those who donated. I bought a shiny new scanner with it, and it works a treat. <3 I actually bought it right afterward, but I wanted to do a proper thank you in an update, rather than just a tweet, so, you actually waited a while for your thank you. But a extra-large thank you nonetheless! <3 <3 <3
What else... my internet situation is somewhat sorted, though it's limited - it's a long story, but basically I'm living off 3G, which means I'm limited per month.
I'm employed - still hospitality, ugh, so I'm still low-key looking for something else, but at least I have an income now. I can translate at work when it's quiet, but not typeset, so it's taking me a bit to readjust to doing it at home, but we're getting there. :/
Next Up: I'll keeping working on FSF - I know a lot of you are waiting for that, and worry not, I've already started - but it'll likely be a FGO doujinshi released next. It's halfway done and light on text, so it shouldn't take me long.
I like this one - you all know how starved I am for anything Balthier, much less Balthier + Cid, on a given day - but man, this portrays the Bununsa's as WAY MORE well-adjusted than I like them being. If it wasn't short and sweet and I wasn't running low on FFXII I dunno if I'd've bothered.
Maybe the remaster will prompt new FFXII doujins.... a girl can dream, right?
Next Up: Dunno... still unemployed and scannerless, so. Doujinshi of some variety.
In vaguely related news, my scanner up and died on me, which means that I won't be able to scan anything new - ie, Fate/Strange Fake and El Shaddai - until I get a new one. And if you follow me on Twitter or whathaveyou, you'll know I'm currently unemployed, so... not altogether sure when that'll happen. In the mean time, I'll be focusing on finishing up doujinshi projects and whatnot that need typesetting. There's more than the In Progress page would have you believe.
And in a completely unrelated note, I updated the For Sale page! Just a few new ones, but there you have it.
Oh, hey, a new scanner's only, like, £30! Imagine that! If only a few of you bought some doujinshi, I could get a new scanner~ What a coincidence~
Also! I redid the manga/doujinshi page layouts - less liable for breakage, now. But if you see anything that looks wonky, lemme know! Or if you hate it, or love it, or whatever. I live for feedback!
Next Up: Probably that FFXII doujinshi I got halfway done.
Okay, so I know I said it would be Fate/Strange Fake, but the next chapter is so irrelevant to my interests omg. I literally cannot articulate how much I didn't care how a person goes about getting the title 'Lord' in the Fate-verse. Or the history of the El Melloi family. But now I know! (Waver fans will be pleased, though.) And I really could do without that.
So between that and my being struck by a mood (that is, seeing the trailers for Logan and getting REALLY PUMPED ABOUT IT. I can't decide between being excited about that shot in the trailers with Too Many Claws, or terror that the only unknown male character in the trailers is the whitest dude), I ended up finishing this guy. As always, it's excellent.
It's also the second-last one I have - the second last one the group has done - and looking at the next one I don't think there's gonna be more. :((((( The next one's in Daken's POV, though, so look forward to that!
Next Up: Fate/Strange Fake? Hopefully.
Next Up: I suppose I'll start on the next Fate/Strange Fake? Though I might get a couple pages of that F/GO doujinshi in the meantime.
My plan had been to get a decent start on this GORGEOUS Fate/Grand Order doujinshi I've got (and I have gotten a somewhat decent start), then start on El Shaddai Ceta, but I figured I'd polish off this one, and, well... That happened a lot sooner than I'd planned.
Also, loving the new layout. SO MUCH easier to update. You guys have any opinions?
Next Up: I suppose I'll start on El Shaddai Ceta! Though I might still putter away at that F/GO doujinshi.
That said, this layout does seem a good deal more... breakable than the last. It's all working fine so far as I can tell (though I can tell you, it does have problems with reloading; click a given link again if you wanna reload), but lemme know if anyone has any problems.
I also got rid of the individual updates - I only had them for individual comments, and it's not like anyone was using them.
Oh! And the forum's gone. It was super broken, plus no one used it, and we've got the disqus now, so.
I think that's it! Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments, opinions, problems, whatever. Opinions affect future updates!
Next Up: Doujinshi! Haven't decided which yet, but I've definitely earned it.
But here we are! The final chapter of volume one, which means volume two: where shit gets interesting, is just around the corner!
Next Up: I'm going to switch my focus to getting the new site up - it's been sitting at about 80% complete for MONTHS - but once that's done it'll either be a doujinshi or the next FSF chapter, as a special treat to myself.
Anyways, I mention it in the comments of the chapter, but now that Another Exodus is done, I'll be taking a teeny-tiny hiatus from El Shaddai before starting Ceta - If by some miracle I finish the next chapter of Fate before my move, I don't wanna dig out Ceta just to pack it up again. In all honesty, I doubt it'll be any more of a break than usual (My move's in a little under three weeks), but still.
On that note, check out the sales page! Less I have to move, the better.
Next Up: Fate? Probably?
Do you think it's more that FSF takes me for-fucking-ever, or that it lines up with when my life gets really busy...?
Well, either way, cosplay season is done! For the moment. So releases should get back on track! Plus the next couple chapters of FSF are the one's I've been WAITING for, so that should help. And we're due to polish off El Shaddai!
That said, I did hand in my notice the other day, and I'm due to move up north next month, so life'll still be busy, it'll just be a little more... focused. After that, it depends on the progress of the job hunt, I guess. SHRUG.
Next Up: El Shaddai? Or maybe that DBZ doujishi I keep talking about.
Next Up: I've already started scanning/translating Fate/Strange Fake, but it's... long, and texty, as Fate/Strange Fake is, so it'll probably take me a bit. Expect that one DBZ doujinshi in the meantime!