It's sort of semi-official, but I will be working at Fanime. I am translating for Company G. The details aren't really announced anywhere, so I'll keep my mouth shut...but it's going to be a lot of work.
It's funny that I got the offer to work right after Fanime rejected my industry badge. I've never been rejected an industry badge, so I was surprised... I guess Company G will get me a badge?
So for now I am chugging out translations so that anything due around Fanime would be taken care of before I leave. Busy, busy, busy... I won't even have time to enjoy my 2nd blogaversary. Which is today...I think...
I want to do a give-away thing again, but would I have time? And I have much more to give this year...samples and stuff...
I finished Project T for Company DR. It wasn't much text, but there was a lot of text on the last 4 pages.
I'm not sure if they announced this project, so I'll keep it on the DL for now. Do people still use that term? DL?
Now I'm moving on to Code Geass #2 (manga).
When I was working on the DVD booklets, I had to write a description for Euphie. I was asking one of the producers what to call her. Vice Viceroy? Hee hee hee. He responded that we call her Sub-Viceroy.
...Duh! Stupid me.
Actually in the manga Cornelia doesn't show up as Viceroy of Area 11, so Euphie is not Vice or Sub-Viceroy.
Some people asked me about my wrist. It's doing so-so, but this is how I type now:
There's an ice pack wrapped around my hand under the towel. It's really hard to type. It's not shown in the picture, but I type using a separate keyboard. (It was just hard to have the keyboard sit on my lap while I take the picture with my left hand).
I finished my other project, but I'm waiting on a response from my client. I completely forgot that she is probably busy getting ready for NYCC, so I might have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to get it. Tuesday is my deadline...I hope she notices the email sooner than that.
Anyway, while I wait for the response I am starting on Foxy Lady #3. Since I need two hands to cut the manga up (I actually rip the pages off of the glue now), I wasn't able to because of my injured wrist. I tore one page out and it hurt.
I think it's still a secret...I'm not sure, so I won't give the details.
Last time for Genshiken I had to deal with 9 volumes of Japanese and English manga.
This time is a little bit better, because it's only 7 volumes. But it's still a lot of work. I have a pretty small desk, so my tiny desk is covered with manga right now. And those who have seen my desk...it's messy. So the manga keep knocking things over, falling to the floor...
I was thinking of moving to the kotatsu to work on the fanbook, but then my sister would get mad that I'm taking over the living room again. (And I already do).
I got my order form for Japanese May comics, and there's a lot coming in!
I tend to look at the excel sheet by author. Sometimes I buy a book just because I like the author, even if I never heard of the book. (Well, I'll look at the magazine it was serialized in to see it it matches my age level too).
Some authors I bought without hesitation for May are: Ryo Ikuemi (author of Kiyoku Yawaku) Moyoco Anno (author of Hataraki Man)
I would buy things from Chiho Saito, Setona Mizushiro, and Marimo Ragawa too, among others.
I'm really happy about the May books because Chiho Saito wrote a sequel to Anastasia Club. Yay! It did seem unfinished...
I can't wait for May! I have 3 manga to finish until then, but perhaps all of those manga will be my reward.
Oops, I forgot to write that I finished With the Light #10.
This volume deals with Hikaru finishing up elementary school and moving on to junior high. Sachiko faces the same difficulties as the one she faced when he was trying to get into an elementary school.
I thought it was only Japan that didn't have special education classes everywhere, but I guess it's true in my area too. My tennis captain for the local league (well, a little more south than where I live) is a teacher for 2nd grade, and she said her school doesn't have special education. So she said she had one ADHD kid in her class, and it was tough.
I wonder how it is in other states? Please let me know...I'm curious.