To Love-Ru (Ayako): Yes, this project is still alive. SpiegelEiXXL has been busy lately with school, (but apparently not too busy to do other shows that Ayako is doing -_-) so he hasn’t had time to work on it. At first I was just editing this show, but Ayako’s reliably unreliable translators disappeared and recently this show has become the burden of myself, xshadowfire, and xess. xshadowfire has also recently abandoned ship, so now it is basically just me and xess keeping that show afloat.
Meanwhile, Chihiro keeps putting out their speed subs and we haven’t even released episode 9 when episode 13 is gonna air in a few days. The timing is very lazily done and this show is clearly not high on SpiegelEiXXL’s priority list, as I’ve been grilling him to work on the widescreen versions for the past two months (those will be released under the Ayako-BWS tag. This show should have been a joint in the first place. -_-) but to no avail. Any normal person would have ragequit a long time ago, but I hate to leave things undone in the middle, so I’m torturing myself with this garbage. To quote myself,
[22:22:25] (tun) NOBODY KNOWS THE TO LOVE-RU I’VE SEEN
[22:22:30] (tun) NOBODY KNOWS MY SORROW
Seto no Hanayome (BakaWolf-m.3.3.w): This project is also still alive. If To Love-Ru didn’t become such a burden, I would have more time to work on this. But between my full-time summer job, both Itazura and Special A, and To Fail-Ru, I’ve had no time to devote to this. The timing and TS for this god forsaken show are also ridiculous and I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. I feel bad because when I first announced that we were doing it, I made it seem like we would get it done in a timely fashion. So much for that.
Minami-ke Okawari (Ayako-sae): Oh guess what, another missing translator. taqmir graciously volunteered to translate the last 2 untranslated episodes, but he’s not exactly the most reliable or quickest of translators. I might end up translating this one as well. We’ll see.
Allison and Lilia: I like this show, but the pacing of the story is excruciatingly slow. They waste so much time on boring crap while we have to sit through Wil being a completely blind idiot who can’t notice Allison’s feelings. I don’t know about you guys, but I want to see the making of Lilia (if you catch my drift). All of this other political drama and Ker and Fiona’s relationship bores me to death. It reminds me of another anime, Saiunkoku Monogatari, which wasted far too much time (78 episodes) on minor characters and uninteresting plot lines instead of the main characters and their relationships. Like I tell people, character driven animes are far and above their plot driven counterparts.
Kurenai: Horrendous ending. Simply horrendous. Kurenai was easily one of the better shows this season, but that ending really did nothing for me. Perhaps 12 episodes wasn’t enough to flesh out those characters. The amount of idealistic cheese at the end of the episode simply drowned out my tender affections for that show. It had such a great stable of characters but they were all euthanized before they even got on the track. It’s amazing that a show like this only has 12 episodes, but a show like To Love-Ru requires 24-26 episodes of pure, worthless, fanservice garbage.
Possible future projects: Well I was gonna pick one up, but with all of my work, I’ve decided not to do so. If you see a summer project by us, I won’t be involved in it.
tl;dr – me crying a river and needing to build a bridge to get over it
So I was reading the horoscopes on a local newspaper’s website and look what it had for Aquarius. Maybe these things aren’t so bogus after all.
Your Daily Horoscope – Aquarius Tuesday, June 24th 2008 Be careful of burning the candle at both ends this week, Aquarius. You may be expected to pick up more than your share of work, but your well-being also needs to be taken into consideration. A little psychic tender loving care can go a long way in helping to rejuvenate the mind and body. Not taking time to look after yourself can result in silly mishaps. You come first. Keep it that way.