An Update お知らせ
Followers of my translations and this site must be wondering if I’m dead since there hasn’t been an update in over 2 months. I figured I do owe those waiting for an update on what happened so just a quick one no B.S (not to mention I’m typing this with one hand, more on that later)
The main reason: I sorta loses steam, lack of motivation. And while I was looking to motivate myself back up to finish all these translations (translations and redraws are done, its just the typesetting part holding me back) a lot of unfortunate things happened to me in a row. It’s like the end of the year is telling me, the worst is yet to come.
I spent October joyously celebrating my life as a Kpop stan. My group was having a comeback, it was glorious, we had our first win, I streamed my ass off, blah blah
The high from that quickly dropped when after the promotions period was over and I was looking to push myself back to do the scanlation, I suddenly fell sick. Was it the yearly influenza? It was that time of the year anyway. I been having yearly influenza ever since I moved here. Tbh, I thought with all the isolation I’m doing this year cause of corona, i prolly avoided the influenza too esp when it sorta didn’t appear around end of october/early nov for me. By 3rd week Nov, as I was getting sick, I was sorta disappointed. It came after all.
But as my fever continues to rage for over a week, I begin to worried. Is it Covid? Did I get it after all, after all this time? Through some difficulty, (yes, really, through some difficulty in getting TESTED!) I was tested and it was negative. But turns out I had a bacteria infection in my trachea that’s causing the everything (i was also having a very bad sore throat, dry cough and the most epic pain in my nose, the most crazy lethargy and temporarily loses sense of smell for a day or two, so you can see why I thought it was Covid)
So, I had jabs, put on antibiotics and it took me around two weeks to recover (i just feel better recently) while I was trying to study for my JLPT at the same time (i don’t think I did very great)
2 days ago, while i was trying to fix something under my desk, as I was getting up, I accidentally HIT my right hand against the underside of the desk hard and for some reason it sprained my already very delicate right wrist. I was like, what kind of a joke is this. Why am i such a klutz? So, now i’m typing with just my left hand.
In the midst of all these fuck ups, my life as a student in Japan is also coming to an end with that last JLPT that was just over last week. Even if I fail, my student life, and thus my visa, is coming to an end in a few months time. So, I now have 2 options, convert my visa to a working one, which I need to secure a job first to be able to do that or go home.
I’m trying to do option 1 first, but whether I move home or stay here, I still need to move. I’m lucky that ever since I moved here, I have been staying in the same apartment. Some people have to move yearly, but because my school is my guarantor, it wasn’t that difficult to just stay put if you aren’t that fussy about it.
But since I won’t be a student of the school anymore, there are no reason for them to be my guarantor anymore. In Japan, if you are a foreigner looking to rent, you need some Japanese to be your guarantor so someone is willing to rent you a place.
So, all in all, In the next few months leading up to Spring, I will have a very overwhelming time dealing with my IRL, which comes down to,
how much can I do with this scanlation thing in the meanwhile. I have mulled over it and after thinking things through, I have decided I’m going to sort out on what I’m going to drop and what I’m going to continue, unfortunately.
I will still finish up renai flag. That is done, its the typeset only that’s left. all last 4 chapters. Going forward, I will only do cat and food related manga. I think. I can’t translate like over 50 titles at once anymore. Just a tiny handful.
When I can use my hands properly, I’ll update the master list to reflect the decision.
Very sorry that I’m dropping stuff and very sorry if it’s something you are following. I don’t want to drop this site and this hobby, it has been my harbour and also blood, sweat, and tears for a while, and I still enjoy translating immensely. Unfortunately, I have to deal with real life first before I’m left with no place to go.