So my plan to finish translating a particular program last weekend totally flopped. As usual. Meh. I should have seen that coming. Considering how bad a procrastinator I am. Opps. And then I was kinda... lazy too? So in the end I didn’t watch a single Arashi show either. What I DID do was erm. Rest. And sleep. And I did edit and post one more chapter of Spy Arashi. Which I posted over at RNA
but still have not posted here.
J and I have been brainstorming about another multi-chaptered fic too. It's really nice to have someone to bounce ideas off and such. And remember ideas we discussed but I forgot. (Though sometimes BOTH of us forgot). I managed to get a first draft of the prologue out. And a little of chapter 1. But well at the rate I'm going, and considering how long a series it's gonna be, and looking at how slow my Spy Arashi is going, I think the estimate time of completion for the new multi-chap would be during Arashi's 20th anniversary or something. Ok ok, maybe not THAT long, but I'm not kidding when I say it'll take me years, literally, to finish it. It probably won't go cold like Spy Arashi did for two years, but it'll still take me really long to write. All I can say is that it'll be my first AU fic and it's gonna be huge (for me at least). I dabbled at the idea of an AU fic at the start. Initially Spy could have become an AU. But in the end I found AUs too hard. You are literally building a world from scratch after all. I just did not have the skills then to write one (well actually, I don't even know if I have the skills NOW, but at least I have help!).
So yes, the title! Zero G! I didn't like it that much on first listen. Nor on the second. It's definitely not a love a first sight (listen) thing for me. But it did start to grow after a few more listens. I'm really hoping the sale goes well and that I'll get my paws on the LE dig italian (or vegetarian) before the end of this month. Though originally my reaction was like... WTF WHY DOES THE LE VERSION NOT HAVE A COVER WITH THE BOYS!!!! The fact that there's the PV + MAKING!!!! Yes it's been so long since they had a making video! Plus the photo book made me pleased with my purchase. I'm not quite rich enough to be both version yet. And looking at how pathetic my salary increase was, I'm still a loooonnnnggggg way to go.
Zero G aside... The news on the arrest of someone who's been uploading videos to DM
is scary. Definitely very scary. I've heard that Japan was tightening their copyright laws, esp on animes and stuff... but this is the first time I heard of an arrest. Not fun indeed... Especially not for those doing the most risky thing of sharing the illegal goods. It's a reminder not just for all fans to follow the community rules, but also for those sharing to protect themselves.
Well... on the real life side. We had a final presentation for my group's project today. I did part of the lab tour... it went well, I only had a very small part after all. But yeah... I'm glad my public speaking skills have not left me entirely. I still have some work to finish up with this group though. By work, I mean experiments. Still no new, definitive word on where I would be sent to after this. But at least I got my contract renewal signed so yeah. I'll have a job.
Spent whatever free time I had yesterday, and a little of my time this morning to read The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus. Somehow. I just assumed that I've read the House of Hades before. Thought I had. But turns out I had not. So I had two books to read. Which wasn't a bad deal either. But that now means that till I find another good fantasy writer - well at least one whose books I enjoy - I won't have anything new to read till next year. Dang.