It's been a little bit. I've been meaning to update my site but I've been swept up in translating. I'm up to chapter 14 and have a lot of thoughts!! I've literally only done translating with a splash of art on the side, mainly commissions.

I'll drop my Gachikoi thoughts here. Just first and foremost I've been obsessed with this series. Translating isn't easy, and also sometimes I question how accurate I'm even being. Neither here nor there, the plot is fun and really entertaining. I'm glad it's revolved around adults too-- As one myself, watching series with like highschoolers is rarely interesting [there are some exceptions, like Lain will always be in my top series]. I think it's more interesting when adults get into these dramas. I've also felt strongly about the characters, which is nice. Even though everyone is deeply flawed, the author does a good job of making them both relateable and sympathetic. As spoilers, it was even interesting for Subaru to get upset like, "I'm an adult, I'm with other consenting adults, why is it an issue!?" I don't agree with his actions, but I think the author really fleshed out his point of view. Same with Hina and Mero, you could really see how things lead up to where they got. I'm really interested to see where The story goes with Kokono and Cosmo too. I hope it's not the end of seeing Mero and Hina; I saw artist promos of chapters that had Mero in them, so i'm hoping even if they're now side characters, they show up again!!

I do have to slow my roll with translating, because nothing else is getting done. I'll work on other stuff too-- December is a busy month. Soon I'll update the rest of the site too.

7:50pm .. .. // 12.4.2022

Hello!!! Another small life update... I've been actually pretty out of commission from being sick these last few days...|[(*´ェ`)]|zZZ But because it's me, it's hard for me to actually 'rest'. Instead, i've mainly been translating a comic for fun... I don't know how well i'm translating it because i'm still a novice. I'm debating putting here the chapters that are free to read with a translation... I kind of want more buddies to enjoy such a thing with. I've been getting nostalgic for that type of connection... In middle school, my friends and I shared manga and talked about it. It's small and silly, but it's something that feels warm to me.

Either way, I need to get back into drawing because i've done so little of it these last few days. I hope anyone who's reading this is having a nice night!

11:07pm .. .. // 11.15.2022

Hello!! A little life update....! November has been busy for me-- I wanted to get my bearings on life again and take it easy after such a busy month. However, personal life isn't my main topic of focus here, because as much as I could talk about that, i'd rather talk about my interests and how my projects are going!!!

Dream1 for 18782 is FINALLY done... in terms of art. I still need to string it together, i.e., adding audio and completing the animation sequence and turning it into a useable video. However, that takes about a day of work usually, so i'm not so concerned. It's still a big hurdle overcome, and that's what matters to me. Now, dream 2...... ah, that's going to be a pain. I started sketching for it, though. It's hard, because I want certain narrative themes to come through but not have it so painfully obvious. I want it to feel, well, dream-like, and provide some additional context.

Other than that, Hachi doll is done in terms of body!! Next is his hat, which is going to be fun to figure out. He's not perfect by any means, but he's an improvement from my Ragna attempts (which have now been discarded, but i'll try again...!). He's also semi-functional which is fun! He can hold onto metal objects and also hold his hands together. Once he's clothed, i'll make a section for him.

I also started a bootleg Hazama figure! The figure of him I want is so expensive, so right now i'm settling for home made. Only the faceplate is painted. As I type this, i'm waiting for the back of his head to dry [he's airdry clay!]. I'll talk more about that at another point, he's still in early stages so I won't go in depth.

Speaking of BlazBlue... still on Continuum Shift!!! I have almost everyone's arcades done. I think the only one I need to finish is Rachel's... I'm still sad at the idea of finishing the game... I have about ~30% left on both Noel and Ragna's storylines; Hazama hasn't been started, nor the true ending or the 2nd additional scenario... I'm having too much fun to quit! I say, as I still have stuff to unlock...(^ω^)

I began reading the Hypmic Manga! Specifically, Before the Battle. I'm not far in, but i'm having fun! The story is still silly to me, but that doesn't mean i'm not enjoying it. Samatoki keeps raising in my love levels for him... He's cute, a delinquent, good to his sister AND can cook? Perfect!!! Perfect...!

Lastly, I sketched out a 29-page comic. Ah, it's a lot... But I really want to make a cool longform comic again! This isn't chibi, and it's more to the serious side. I have to name it, but it revolves around Kenichi/Kazuki/Kaname before main events...! I'm on my 2nd thumbnail attempt... Trying a different process to hopefully get it done...! Let's hope...!

8:45pm .. .. // 11.8.2022

Hello hello!! Another log where I just talk about my current interests! Well, I'll at least start off with some creative talkings... Hachi plush is coming along!!! He's getitng his arms sewn on right now, but I have to do it in little segements because it keeps hurting my fingers. His left arm is almost completely on, and hopefully the right one will follow suit soon. I'm also almost done with OC-tober! It's been fun, don't get me wrong, but man has it been tedious. I'm probably going to take some time to myself after and not post for a bit on social media again. The break feels nice...

Other than that, I finished Haruhi finally, including the nearly 3 hour movie. I don't think it held up as well as I remember, but the movie was at least decent. I think it took a lot of things that were fun about the series and continued on them. It was definitely at least not feeling like a waste of time-- especially since I watched it over two days. Now I have to decide what anime to pick up now... I actually watched the first few episodes of Di Gi Charat Reiwa. It's cute enough, but something feels missing to me-- maybe it's the fact the episodes are so short. It's harder to get fully immersed into an anime thats only 3-5 minutes per episode, including the intro. I have fond memories of the series and own several of the manga, it just feels like something is missing... I wanted to start Eternal Boys, but again, not many episodes are available of that yet, and I prefer to watch several episodes a week. I DO have a anime list, I guess i'll need to crosscheck with that.

Same old same old pretty much as where I was in BlazBlue. It's fun, but it hurts my hands so much... ‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚I have managed to finish Carl and Hazama's arcade modes! Carl's was fairly easy compared to others, actually. Which, I guess isn't saying much because I probably had to attempt the Hazama fight 10 different times... Hazama vs Ragna though was even more brutal, i'd guestimate around 30 times at minimum. I'm working on Arakune's, and I did pretty well! I managed to beat Hazama once out of the two times, but my hands gave in before I could do it twice. I haven't had hand pain that bad in a while actually... So I had to stop!

Some game work chatter now... I FINALLY fixed the issues with the videos in 18782, and for the most part, sans the DVD, they're watchable! I might fiddle around with the acess of the DVD now... It's funny, I know there's a lot left, but i'm finding it hard to figure out what to work on. I was thinking of my former project, and I keep worrying i'll finish it but never release it like that. Ah, it's a certain fear of getting over putting out personal artwork, isn't it? Oh well. I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

A final note is, I started on Kamen Rider Kabuto! I'm only like 4 episodes in, but i'm really enjoying it!!! It's fun, it's campy, it's a good time : ).

9:25pm .. .. // 10.26.2022

It's been a hot minute since I posted! I've been busy with a commission and some game work, as well as making new OCs! It's funnier, earlier this year I was truly thinking, "Ah, i'm done with making new OCs, huh?"... The in the last 2 months I have 4 new guys. How funny that is. I need to properly draw and introduce them, but in due time! Ah, I still need to make that OC quiz...

Aside from that, going into some series rambles to get out my thoughts here. I finished KR Ryuki! That series became so intense, especially in the last few episodes, I kept asking my girlfriend, "This was aimed at kids?". I'm suprised they got away with so much death and gun violence and the themes of suicide and child neglect in the last 3 episodes. I cried at the finale of it, actually. One of the last scenes where a young Yui and Shiro are drawing a happier timeline and then their older selves came in just pulled me by the heart strings after the last 2 episodes of sadness and violence. It was really a beautiful ending and I think they ended it in a really great way. I don't often like the endings of series, especially because I feel so many call it in, but this series ended itself so raw and impactful, it felt nicely tied up. Of course, I miss the series already, and even though I have movies to watch, man i'll miss this cast and the feeling of this show!

But, in almost the same note, I do have more Kamen Rider to watch! And how funny of timing, Outsiders coming out nearly coincided with finishing Ryuki. My girlfriend and I watched Episode 0 and it was so fun! I don't have the same knowledge as her on the series, so she filled me in on certain characters (how can you not adore a girl whos so knowledgeable!). Seeing Dan Kuroto was a blast again, I love his actor so much he's so funny. And seeing Asakura being previewed too was a blast, i'm so excited!!!! I wish the episodes were longer, but it's still so fun!!

Going slightly off here into another series, i'm close to finishing rewatching Haruhi. It's strange, maybe because I watched it when I was around 10 or so, but I actually don't care for her much at all (lol). She has a very unlikeable personality, especially when it comes to the other characters. Maybe i'm in the minority who think that, but I can't vibe with her personality the same way I did as a kid. She just has too many things that annoy me. Kyon doesn't annoy me so much, Asahina is cute, Yuki is always a favorite, and Koizumi I like better than I did as a kid (gay icon). I'm closing in on finished, and I kind of doubt i'll change my mind lol. I don't hate the series, it's still interesting enough to me, but she's just not likeable.

And now to the last point of talking; I'm really closing in on finishing Continuum Shift. I need to finish Ragna, Noel, Jin and... Someone else's storyline (i'm blanking, oops. I think Rachel's is done, last night I finished Litchi's). From there, it's starting Hazama's, getting the true enidng and seeing the 2nd extra scenario play out. Litchi's storyline in both ways is sad; but the path where she kills Arakune is even worse than the other. The way Kokonoe takes care of her is so sweet... The way Kokonoe made a comment on "finally understanding how she felt about Arakune"... Ah, it flagged something in me of the idea of Litchi x Kokonoe. I love Litchi x Arakune too, but Kokonoe has given me WLW vibes from the start. Ah, I need to continue onto arcade mode more and more... I cleared Lambda's and Tao's. Who is next, who is next! Ah, I need to control myself from starting a new abyss and spending all my in-game money....

3:50pm .. .. // 10.18.2022

I've been hard at work on game things today. I got Yukio and Nozomu's "voice" and i'm adding it to the videos. In reality, it's just chip tune noises, but it felt weird to have no audio at all. Yukio's tour promo video is fully done. I'm in the middle of working on the extra video that comes when you buy the limited edition Pink Film CD in game. Funfact-- the video for that is nearly 3 minutes long! Ah, it's a lot of work, but i'd say i'm about 40% done with audio on it. Another thing that's being worked on is the dream segment. I'm about 65% done with the frames of it, then it's stitching it together and animating, adding some backing track...

In a related note, I keep wanting to make Dan Kuroto from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid's "Godly Talents" headband... I think it'd be funny to wear when I do game work. Maybe i'd work faster lol. In also sewing related news, Hachi is coming around. I have to stuff his head and take note of how it's looking, but I think it's looking okay for now!

9:09pm .. .. // 10.10.2022

Ah, the last few days have been so busy!! I've been dealing with medical things and recovery from such things. It's draining, but even as I was laying down sick, it's hard for me to rest! I finally feel human again, and I feel like i'm "caught up" on art (if there even is such a thing). I started a new doll project because Ragna was hurting my head to work on--- started a Hachi doll! However, everytime I work on him I fall ill too... Except, literally lol. Anyway, I'm happy with his face. I keep joking to my girlfriend i'm going to dunk him in milk or soup.

I've been to busy to game properly, but hopefully tonight I can! I started in watching Game Center GX and I really dig it. I started on season one and i'm only a few episodes in. It really inspires me to continue working on 18782. Today i've tried to find some chip-voices for some of the "main" cast... Hopefully soon! I have to find the right pitches. Did work on some of the dream animations last night. Those take a while and take a lot of thinking of what information I want to get across.

I do have some ideas of things I want to add to this site. I need to make more cursors/icons to add those to the home page though... (lol). I'll keep them in-theme. Maybe since i'm "caught up" I can start on that tonight...

6:21pm .. .. // 10.8.2022

Doing more site work zwz9. I have a few more ideas to jeuge up the place! Hopefully, soon! Actually, this is going to be yet another heavily BlazBlue log lol. I guess it fits given my doodle of Hazama [the fedora stays on when getting married---!!!!]. I'm having trouble finishing Jin's arcade mode... I went through 1-9 matches pretty easily actually! But... Ragna's fight is kiling me 。・゜・(。´ノω・`). My hands are giving up... I don't know if it's because i'm so out of practice with a controller or just my normal hand issues. I will prevail though eventually! Don't worry! [Also i'm having shoulder pain which might be related.............]

Since last post, i've done Valkenhayn and Litchi's gag storylines! Both were cute, especially the CG for them!! Valkenhayn has such a cute personality, he's such a sweet guy. It made me happy it was just upbeat. Litchi's storyline though I wish was longer ;;w;;9!!! The concept of the board game was really cute, I wish there was more dialogue there. Either way it was fun to play through both! I also have been noticing lately even moreso how much I really like the music for this game especially...

In now not-so-BlazBlue news... Keep doing minor game work. I needed to fix up some things from the game, namely images. I also started on the sketches for a dream segment! And unrelated to game work, I picked up Blender again. I'm working on a model that doesn't have a lot to it rn, but hopefully, soon it will!!! Also also also, I need to stitch up Ragna's doll.....I'm worried i'll mess up though ;;w;;... I'm nervous but excited to do it! Ah, I don't have much to really talk about beyond this. Have a good night/day if you're reading!!!

8:20pm .. .. // 9.27.2022

A little WIP! From a 5-page comic [+ 1 'extra' page]. Yesterday, I finished rewatching Lucky star. It was one of the first anime I found on my own and watched on Youtube as a kid. Today I've been thinking how as a kid I used to go on anime forum pages often... I used to write down the numbers of the pages I left off on [because it was a shared computer] to come back to. I know some forums I definitely got into the 400-pages of lol. Now, i'm moving onto rewatching Haruhi. As a kid I loved that one too. As an adult, there are some things I could live without [same goes with things in Lucky Star]. I guess in a way it's a product of the time [though I don't know how much things have changed, I don't watch newer anime really]. I still love Lucky Star, and i'm excited to relive Haruhi. It's funny, I actually have one of the Haruhi boxsets... It was an accidental thing because I wanted the manga, but ended up with the boxset of the first DVD. I actually have a really extensive collection of manga from when I was a kid too. Lots of Shonen Jump stuff, decent amount of Shojo Beat and Tokyopop too.

I'm still sad about the BlazBlue news. Just yesterday I was wondering if they'd ever add more to the series, but with the lead guy leaving the company, it makes that seem shaky. I'm still only on the 2nd game, but it's sad reguardless. I hope things aren't as grim as they seem for the direction of the series, but I guess it's something to just let out of my head because you can't change fate. Once I saw the news, I told my girlfriend, "It just means I have to make a doujinishi now." Will I ever? Maybe. Will I ever post it? Definitely not here... Or on any of my socials aside from a priv for friends.

Speaking of her, my girlfriend and I started Kamen Rider Ryuki about a week ago. The guy we started watching for, Asakura, finally appeared! (⁄ ⁄•⁄ꇴ⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄ Ah, maybe my tastes arent the best... What is with me lately and obsessing over snake-themed men... Anyway! The series is incredibly fun and VERY dated for it's time-- in a fun way! It's funny that it's 20 years old now... It feels very 2000s, but hearing it's 20 years old just sounds so strange to me. The camera work and CGI is probably the cheesiest out of any season we've watched so far. It's fun and endearing in the same note. The plot is such a mess and my girlfriend and I keep remarking how this season was the blueprint for Ex-Aid given the similar themes.

Back in BlazBlueNewz... I finally unlocked every storyline! Hazama's is staring at me, but I want to save his for last, like a nice dessert. I finished Hakumen's. In my head i'm still trying to figure his out... I wasn't feeling really well when playing it so I feel something got lost on me... I know I got the main beats between him and Tsubaki and him facing Jin too. I remember it, but why does my mind feel foggy still... Also! I've gotten better playing Hazama and finally have a semi grip on how to use him! Am I amazing at him? No way! But i'm having fun. I got to the 2nd to last arcade stage but kept dying and then had to quit... Ah, i'll get it... (´;ω;`)999999

4:24pm .. .. // 9.25.2022

This is yet again probably going to be a lot of BlazBlue talking, but i'll talk about other stuff first. I'm almost done with every 'shot' of the last video of 18782 that isn't dream related. Then it is onto dreams which... Ah, that'll be a lot of work... It's funny, I don't know if I mentioned it, but as time goes on, I realize I need to figure out what to work on next... I have a few different things bouncing around, but i'm not sure which yet...! I need to do more development though... I'm excited with everything like that! Once I get this video done, I might organize myself for the rest of the month haha... I say that, but i'll always go back when I say things like that...

I have a few things to code still on my Youtube clone page... Ah, it's funny, because I don't know exactly what to type in some spots. I feel it'd be redundant to have an "about" section there too [even if a lot of Youtube pages in 2011 did-- for obvious reasons]. I still need to figure out what videos to add and then once everything is properly laid out-- add functionality! It's been a fun little project...

Now onto BlazBlue talk and BlazBlue spoilers [for Continuum Shift, at least]. I've been trying to space out doing the story mode--- not because i'm not invested-- actually, the opposite! I'm going to be sad once I run out of story. Yesterday, I 100%'d Makoto's story, and today I finally got Tsubaki's 'true' end. Makoto's was really sweet. Prior, I didn't get the true ending, I got one of the shoot offs. It kind of helps solidify my Makoto x Noel agenda haha--. Ah, her storyline is sweet no matter how much you look at it. I have a soft spot for the 'in any universe' sort of trope, and it felt like that. However, it really is some type of horror of her discovering past failed incarnations of her best friend... It was also kind of cute she and Rachel got to meet. It was fun to hear their interactions together. I have a soft spot for Makoto, even moreso after that ending.

Ah, I should talk about Tsubaki too while i'm here. Tsubaki-- I do like her character overall, I just wish they didn't make things so weird with her and Jin [ That whole type of thing.... Just feels awkward throughout the game no matter who it is]. Putting aside the weird parts, even though I played it before, the scene where she reminisces on her making the little promise thing with him and he chuckles a little is really cute. Also, I am super excited to learn more about the Imperator and stuff. The animated scene with Hazama and Tsubaki was really fun and blood pumping! And then the aftermath! I'm looking forward to playing more and learning more about the true intentions...!

Aside from that... I guess my last thing is i've been trying to work on Abyss mode still. I got to level 360 as Noel... and then died to a Litchi... ( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` )( ´•̥̥̥ω•̥̥̥` ) I refuse to give up though...! I left off on level 100 because my hands got sore [ouchie...]

9:53pm .. .. // 9.22.2022

A little WIP! I guess i'll talk a little bit about that. I guess my nostalgia caught up with me about early internet, especially youtube. I'm trying to remake a YouTube user page from 2011--- in my own way, of course. I was going to do what I did a while back trying to do the same effect; take it from the wayback machine and gut it, but, looking at the html from it made my head hurt and it took a few seconds to load [which, isn't horrible but I don't think it's optimal]. So! I decided just to remake my own from scratch. Most of the code is sitting elsewhere right now, but i'll eventually migrate it onto this site and make it cute!

I've thought about getting back into animating. As a kid, that's what I wanted to do. It's not now of course, but I can't help but feel a certain longing seeing old MAD videos and Vocaloid PVs and what not... So something like that is what I want to do! Maybe little shorts too... But for right now, i'll code into this page some videos I like I think 'w'9

I've been very slowly trying to work on 18782. It's not stuff that's particularly fun to work on-- Animating, re-doing old art. It's one of those things that once it's done and together, i'll be very nice to look upon. However, in the moment it feels more like a chore. Ah, I keep reminding myself-- get this done, and you'll be happy you were able to finish something! Yes, yes, yes...

Also I've been thinking about Blender again... It's funny, i've been going around saying I have art block, but in reality it's only towards drawing, and even that is waning slightly. I'm not complaining. Ah, i'll leave off here!! Excited to work more and more on things.

8:11pm .. .. // 9.19.2022

I finished arcade mode!! I spent about an hour yesterday trying to get my controller I got forever ago to work with my PC... And finally got it! It was a bit of a learning curve to get used to controller controls, especially because last handheld system I played was probably the switch, and thats when it came out, and then probably Resident Evil 5. Anyway!!! I was able to beat arcade mode in BlazBlue Continuum Shift finally as Noel!! I'm looking forward to doing it as other characters too 'w'9. I kept getting stuck on Hazama, and beat him-- I think without needing to start over!! Ah... tomorrow is more of that; excited excited...!

9:18pm .. .. // 9.16.2022

テスト、テスト、第二

私が遊びブラズブルしいていました。ハザマが佩用赤いがジャケット。。。あh!ジャケットが彼氏がハザマに、ラグナ!!!  あ、あ、そうでないかもしれえない。。。それども、それは可愛い、ですね?。。。 (〃ω〃)(〃ω〃)(〃ω〃)(〃ω〃)

9:31pm .. .. // 9.11.2022

テスト~ テスト~!

あああ、私わ持って練習する必要がある。わたしが欲しいかう人形がマナー様。 しますかう人形月の終わりに。私わどうじにしが買うかもしれません。。。大好きハザマx ラグナ。。。あああああああ!私わ恥ずかしい、恥ずかし! 頑張っています。。。! ( 〃▽〃)

9:53pm .. .. // 9.7.2022

Been doing a lot of work on 18782 work lately! Ah... and a lot of gaming. Again having a lot of nostalgia... In Continuum Shift, there was some things in the gallery pertaining to things from game magazines, it made me wistful. I wish there were magazines I was currently interested in that are running and do a fanart section [I do occasionally get Rock n Read when I proxy order, but afaik, there's no fanart section, not to mention, whole other country]. I always liked looking at those sections.

Again on the BlazBlue kick-- trying to unlock some stories is actually suprisingly hard. In Calamity Trigger, I tended to do 1 route of everyones story and then worry later on about finishing them all. I have Litchi, Arakune, Relius, Hazama, Valkenhayn...and Hakumen? Ah, i'm guessing Hazama I might not be able to unlock until the very end-- Which, i'm excited for his the most, but it's nice to have the desert to look forward to after good meals, isn't it? I'm not upset at having to wait hehe.

Ah, another thing i've been missing is old school forums-- to the point of having a dream of me starting a site for it. What were the focus? I don't know. It'd make sense for me to just join a forum, but like a vampire, any social situation I must be invited in or I stay in my little nest. I do miss lurking on forums, but ones I used to lurk on don't interest me as much at the moment. I do like the interaction idea, and I do miss connecting to more people. Ah, i'm painfully shy though.

Darting around, but somewhat in line to what I was talking about... I miss ask blogs too. I thought it might be cute to do an OC question section on this site... Would that be cool? I think so. Even if it doesn't gain a lot of traction, I think it'd be fun! Fun for me, and I miss cute things like that. Ah, I want to make a graphic for it... Ah, there's other site work I need to make graphics for... [Like my WIP BlazBlue shrine--]

9:53pm .. .. // 9.7.2022

Busy, busy, busy... I'm tired as i'm writing this, but i'm planning some ways to make my site cuter hehe!!! Anyway, working on Ragna, here's my planning of his hair. I also did a lot of work on 18782 today! There's a new dev log up on my itch.io and tumblr. I don't have much to say! I've been having game brain aha...

10:45pm .. .. // 9.1.2022