Contest update

I almost feel guilty.  I feel like we kinda broke the Cool-B contest😄

Or rather,  I’m sure it’s not JUST because of the English speaking community that Lucky Dog 1 is demolishing everything in the Cool-B contest, but it sure feels like that, haha.  And for that, thank you so much for voting!

Basically, the Cool-B contest released interim results in their latest Vol. 68, whose images are shown below, and Lucky Dog 1 tops almost every category!  I was really happy, but also note the points that Lucky Dog 1 has compared to the other categories.  Good job, everyone ;D

The contest ends August 3rd, and the results will be posted in Vol. 70.  Until then, let’s spread the word and keep it up!  And if you haven’t voted yet, please consider voting!  The instructions are in the previous post below.

To celebrate this, and the recent 7th anniversary (on June 10), a good friend Sprinkles put together a nice image.  Thank you, Sprinkles!

Contest results:

1465219341073     1465219611191

In general, Lucky Dog 1 is first, and Taishou Mebiusline is second, and a Nitro+Chiral game is third.  (I’m really excited for Taishou Mebiusline, too.  That’s a more recent favorite of mine, though I felt some of the story points lacked some … polish?  Oomph?  Punch?)

(Unofficial) 7th Anniversary Poster:

poster

 

Updates?!

So, finally, we have some new updates, and also a bit of a favor to ask everyone.

Well, first, here’s what all … maybe … some … a few?  of you?  have been waiting for.

Special thanks to Trish to always encouraging me ^^  And Sprinkles for always bringing me LD news, and Debono for always ribbing me about VN news, and Scoots for always reminding me about how much she loves the VAs.  And thanks to all the readers who have left comments during the hiatus and who still love this project who haven’t returned but hopefully will return.  Sorry for the long delay, and hopefully you enjoy the post!

Now, for the favor😛

For those familiar with visual novels, or particularly, BL visual novels, there’s a magazine called Cool-B that holds a poll every year for BL games.  It’s been many years since Lucky Dog 1’s release, but despite that, Gian has almost always been listed as one of the favorite BL game protagonists for the past years (that I’ve checked).  tennenouji hope to continue keeping LD relevant, and winning the poll for top BL game would be a great boost.  (They also hope to release bad egg+ this year in time, but … no, I must stay positive ^^; )

The poll can be found here.  It’s all in Japanese, of course, so I’ll put down the categories and how to use the poll.

The categories, in the order they appear, are as follows:

  • BLゲーム大賞 – BL game grand prize
  • 主人公部門 – Protagonist (the character you play as)
  • キャラクター部門 – Character (includes romance options and side characters. Does not include protagonist)
  • シナリオ部門 – Story
  • ビジュアル部門 – Visuals (take into account illustrations and CG)
  • 音楽部門 – Music

Here are the fields to enter, in the order they appear (left to right, top to down).

  • お名前(ペンネーム可) – Name (Pseudonym accepted) (Note that this is obligatory)
  • メールアドレス – Email address
  • 作品番号 – Product number
  • リスト – List
  • 選考理由 – Reason for choosing this game/character

For the categories for characters, there’s an extra field.

  • 主人公名 – Protagonist name
  • キャラクター名 – Character name

So, the process goes like this

  • Open the list under リスト field.  (It will open in a new window).  This list has the name of every BL game published, its creator, the date of release, the system, and its rating.
  • Enter the number on the very left (under 番号) into the field labeled 作品番号 or Product Number.
  • For categories for characters, enter the name of the character you want to vote for.
  • Enter the reason you picked your option in the 選考理由 field.  (English should be fine.)

Note that all of these categories, other than your name, are optional, so if you don’t want to vote in a category or if you don’t want to type a reason, don’t.  (But it would be helpful if you did vote for everything🙂 )

Here are the relevant information for Lucky Dog 1.

  • ラッキードッグ1 – Lucky Dog 1 (Number: 205)
  • Gian・carlo’s LUCKY HAPPY LIFE – (Number: 92)
  • ジャンのためなら世界を壊す – If for Gian (Number: 93)
  • ジャン – Gian
  • ベルナルド – Bernardo
  • ルキーノ – Luchino
  • ジュリオ – Giulio
  • イヴァン – Ivan
  • バクシ – Bakshi
  • ロイド – Lloyd
  • ジョシュア – Joshua

Also, I know that maybe you want to vote for some of the many other games out there.  I respect your choice, so here are some other possible results, too.  (Just the games, though.  I don’t know some of these games well enough to know the names of the characters, though I can look it up if you ask).

  •  Silver Chaos and its sequel: 81 and 1
  • Enzai: 21
  • Omerta: 30
  • Kamisama School, Alley: 42, 43
  • Gakuen Heaven: 49
  • Kichiku Megane, R: 58, 59
  • Si-Nis-Kanto: 78
  • Shingakkou: 87
  • sweet pool: 95
  • Sukisyo 1, 2, 3, 4: 97, 98, 99, 101
  • Taishou Mebiusline: 122
  • Togainu no Chi: 136
  • DRAMAtical Murder, re:connect: 141, 142
  • NO, THANK YOU!!: 150
  • Miracle Not-on, expansion: 189, 190
  • Messiah: 195
  • Lamento: 209
  • Daylight: 138
  • Absolute Obedience: 112

If you don’t see your game on here, you can ask me in the comments.  Note, though, that some games aren’t on this list.  (For example, I looked, but cage simply isn’t on there.)

Here is the link again, and with all that said, thank you for reading, and thank you for voting, and hope to see you guys soon in another update!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2016!  There are still 6 hours here, but for many of my viewers, that 5 has already turned into a 6.

I also owe everyone an apology, and I think a short explanation.  Honestly, I don’t really like giving explanations or excuses or reasons for my tardiness – personal information aside, the end result is the same.  I still haven’t done it yet, and for that I am really really sorry.

Especially to all you contest winners.  Jeezus christ how long have I delayed that.  I am definitely going to have to check your addresses with all of you.  I’m betting about half of you have moved.

As some of you know, I’d projected that the LD translation, that the contest, and that various other translations would be finished early this year.  None of that is finished.  My only reason is that when I had made those predictions two years ago, I had no idea that I would be in school again and trying to earn another degree.  I figured, hey it’s school I can still keep up right? just a page a day right?

Basically the school came and kicked me in the face and told me that I was a stupid fool for thinking I could do anything properly, including school itself.

So, now two years later, I am at my last semester.  I can only say I really hope to finish everything in 2016, especially given the influx of visual novels courtesy of JAST and Sekai Project, and also given the recent interview with tennenouji that says they hope to release bad egg+ as the next year anniversary celebration (in June).  I guess the highlight of this post is that I swear I haven’t given up on the translation – it will take a while to get back into the mojo, yes, but I will definitely go back to it.  I’ve received a few concerned comments in the past few months, and I feel really bad about this whole mess.  I can’t apologize enough for being so tardy and stringing everyone along with the last few chapters in Bernardo’s route, and I hope you’re all still interested in reading what there is left when I finish.

So, on a lighter note, merry belated Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy holidays, and happy new year’s!

Bernardo update

I debated whether to make a post about this, but I decided that I’m not nice enough to withhold a cliffhanger from you, so here, have the first chapter of the next series of updates.

Bernardo Ch12-1

On another note, that takes care of all the bad endings🙂

Oh look. I’m alive.

Alive-ish.

So, first order of business: Finish translating the damn contest prizes.  Sincere apologies to anyone who won one of the prizes that required translations – doujinshi or preorder goods or 4th Anni books or artbooks.  I’m going to be finishing them as fast as I can and shipping them out to you.  Please let me know if your address has changed since we last talked.  I’ll send a message before I ship the thing out, too.

  • 4th Anni manga
  • Anniversary 2 book
  • Lucky Dot CR:5 Doujinshi
  • Bow Wow CR:5 Doujinshi
  • Pike pack CR:5 Doujinshi
  • Place of Rest Ivan Doujinshi
  • Ordinary Love Song Giulio Doujinshi
  • Take Five Luchino Doujinshi
  • YURA Lucky Pack Artbook (2 SS, LHL snippets, LHL walkthrough, Gian’s Egg walkthrough)
  • Official Visual Fanbook (2 SS, profile information, LD snippets, LD walkthrough, Interview)
  • Total Eclipse Ivan Doujinshi

And, since it’s been so long (I said I’d be done with them in FEBRUARY), I’ll throw in free shipping ._.;  To make myself feel better…?  To clean out my room?

(The artbooks are a bit of a doozy, but the good thing is I needed to translate parts of these originally anyways.  They have good information on timelines and SS and background info.)

(I’ll cross off items when I’m done.)

Next order of business: The damn contest book.  Same deal as above.  I really haven’t been able to work on anything for the past 6 months, much less than I anticipated.  Damn.

Next next order of business: Finishing poor, poor Bernie’s route.  It’s about time I get this game done.  I’m going to aim for finishing first full translation by the end of the summer, though this summer isn’t exactly entirely free of activities either.  (First full translation != uploading, though.)

Don’t worry, I’ll do this as I’m doing the first item.

Again, I’m really sorry for making you all wait – contest winners and fans of LD1 alike.

Coffee

Don’t feel obligated to press it.  It just looks cute there.  If you’d like to press it anyways, then … you have my deepest thanks ._.

Even though I haven’t done anything recently … other than chip away at a SS that isn’t technically even canon (I think) ._.

Well, the semester ends in May, one way or another.  After that, I intend to put much more time into LD1.  I don’t want this hanging over my head forever, and I feel bad enough for both the fans and tennenouji already.

Lucky Dog 1 update

There was a Lucky Dog 1 update today on the official site.  Since this is a pretty big update this time, I’m making a post on this.

1.) Suganuma (the main writer for LD1 bad egg+) now has a twitter account.  You can go stalk him here.

2.) There is now a live marker that shows how far along bad egg+ is on the side.  Currently, this is the progress.

badegg meter

3.) There are two new buttons in the body of the main page.  The bottom one leads to a working mail form where you can “kick Suganuma into action.”

4.) The top box leads to the “Lucky Dog 1 Super Long Short Story” that Suganuma will be writing as a change of pace and that will probably “take 10 years to complete.”  It is a “forbidden work.”

official site update

(Just in case you think he’s kidding about there being a SS, the top image on the main site actually does lead to 4 parts of an SS.  I have not read it so I don’t know what it’s about.)

Well, suspicions aside, the mail contact form is working and tennenouji does know some English, so please feel free to send words of encouragement.

The SS title, btw, is “BitterSweet Symposium.”

Update: All of the above were April Fool’s, including the Twitter account, lol.  Oh well, it was good while it lasted.  I had fun chatting with … I am willing to bet that was the tennenouji Support masquerading as him ^^;  (Or maybe Suganuma really did man a Twitter account for one day??)  I’ll be working on the SS regardless, though.  I will take any LD material I can, haha.

I wonder if the bad egg+ meter was really a joke, though…  (As in, are they really … 10% through?)

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