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?)

Thank you for another year!

This has been a really inactive year, and I can really only blame myself (if anyone) on that.  My excuses are the usual and unusual, but please rest easy that I have not forgotten this game.  It’s been 3 years since I’ve started this blog and translations, and I don’t intend to stop.  I had hoped to finish Bernardo’s route by now, and … well, it’s getting there.  I’ve been working on it this vacation, but it’s still not in a viewable format yet, unfortunately.  But nonetheless, thank you everyone for sticking with me and finding me and checking every once in a while (I think?).

Overall, I don’t consider 2014 a good year in my life (one of the worst, quite frankly), but let’s round out the year by recounting the good that happened this year.

The contest was a great success, and so was the Sugacards.  I’m currently getting the prizes out, and you can see the contest submissions in the contest page.  I think I should about take down the pictures on Pixiv now, lest people think they’re actually mine…

I did actually finish a rough draft translation of the entire LD1 game (finally).

LD1 had loads of stuff get released such as the iOS short stories and Secret Diary F&L (what? They’re the same games??  Balderdash!), and though bad egg+ was delayed (were you honestly surprised), tennenouji are keeping us informed on what’s going on and whatnot now, at least.

Bernie’s route is approximately 2 chapters from being completed.  I want to try to finish one before posting.  All the bad endings are done, too (whoopie…).

Also, for those not in the know, I do have a semi LD-related tumblr in that I actually do post some of my progress there.  (Most of it’s my videogaming stuff, though.)

That’s all I remember from this year for this blog.  Like I said, not a lot happened, but … I hope you all enjoyed reading what I did have.  Thank you to all who visit, and a big ol’ thank you for all who participated in the contest!  Thank you for another year, guys 🙂

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 710,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 30 days for that many people to see it.

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