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July 26th, 2009 (04:56 pm)

current mood: curious

First, many thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! While some things didn't surprise me, some things did. ^^;

First, a little image:

Basically, since one question was split into two polls, I've combined the data into one chart to show the actual levels of interest across the entire group.

Top 5 Projects:
GH Akumu Translation (21)
HakuYou V2-17 Translation (19)
HakuYou Summaries (14)
GH Forgotten Children CD Sub (12)
Migawari Translations (11)

For me, not surprising was the interest in GH's Akumu novel translations. Since, as far as I'm aware, these novels aren't set for manga release, I expected interest in that among GH fans to be relatively high. Likewise, I expected a fair amount of interest in the Forgotten Children CD since that story was never animated. However, since it's a CD drama, I expected that to limit interest to a degree as well. ^^;

I was, however, a bit surprised at how popular HakuYou was since I wasn't getting that feeling, overall. (I know I've been keen on it, but... ^^; ) I'd thought that, while some people are interested in it, overall, interest was much lower than GH. Likewise, interest in Migawari was higher than I expected for something that I've only started to mention and only released the one manga chapter for so far. ^^;

I'll admit, I didn't intend to torture people by making folks choose the one title they were most interested in seeing. Next time I'll use a sliding scale so folks can indicate how interested the are in each title. ^^;; Interest in Saiun is still definitely there, although it's much lower compared to GH and HakuYou. Saiun is another long series now... >.<;

While I'm not surprised that primary interest was in translations (this blog has always been first and foremost a translation blog), I was a bit surprised to see how much it outdid interest in summaries instead. ^^;

All in all, it's been quite interesting for me to see the results. Thanks, everyone! ^_^

Now, if only mother nature will cool down a little more so I can be a bit more chummy with the laptop... >.>


Posted by: wanderingdreamr (wanderingdreamr)
Posted at: July 26th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)

I'm a bit surprised at the HakaYou as well, there seem to only be a few other people beside me who regularly post in the comments, I thought it was a minority then. But I still like the summaries more than translations since that gets through the books faster, not that I'm complaining at all, don't get that idea!
So is it hot up there and that's making your laptop short out? I remember reading someone's journal where they said that their laptop was so old/temperamental that they actually had to keep ice packs on it to prevent it from over heating. Really made me count my blessings there...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)

Yeah. I didn't see many one-time / occasional posters that would give me the impression that there was a definite following. It's also the reason why I decided to boot v18's translation over to DW; I didn't want to spam people's f-lists over here.

I don't think I can escape summaries for that series. Translating all the volumes would take far too long in general. I don't know if I'll be able to try to keep up with new volume translations. Perhaps that might be possible...? Don't know. *shrug*

O_O;; That definitely wasn't me with the ice packs. (Thank heavens!) ^^;; Unfortunately, I don't like heat very much. It's been hovering around 30C over here for the past few days, and it's starting to take its toll. (How on earth did I survive living in Japan?? Oh, wait. I had A/C... >.> ) Fortunately, it should drop to the mid 20s for a bit, so that'll be nice. It'll be nicer still to get down to the low teens at night. ^^;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: July 26th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)

*pouts* my favorite option wasn't on there :P

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)

......(SeixShuu, KouxShuu, or...) smut translations? :P Or something else entirely? ^^;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
tohru naughty thoughts by amberhimbe

lol all of the above :D

Posted by: Joie (hymnia)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
Bunny loves you

If I wanted to check out HakuYou, where would be a good place to start?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)

If you have a high tolerance for cheese and bishounen sparklies (mostly an issue in the first story), the anime series would be good for the first... 7 episodes IIRC. (The first two stories. There's too much of a jump between stories 2 and 3 to follow easily in the anime.)

Otherwise, the first two chapters of the manga have been scanlated IIRC (Don't remember the group name that's scanlating it now, but it should be easy to find. Check Manga... Fox? Update?) I don't know if I'd suggest jumping straight into the light novel or not. I think it's a bit better once you know you're interested. ^^; (FWIW, I've done rough translations of the first four parts (goes beyond the first manga volume), and the link is in my link list. I think someone else has done some translations of vol 1 in the earl_and_fairy community, but I don't know how far they went with it.)

Unfortunately, since it's such a long series, there's a lot of stuff that happens, much of which hasn't been covered anywhere. >.>

Posted by: Joie (hymnia)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the info. :)

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Mai uso

Dang... hope the results don't keep you from writing YOUR stories.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)

Unlikely. ^^; The poll was more to see how my impression of folks' interest and the actuality compared, as well as to see what over all interest was like for possible projects. What I work on at any one time really does depend on my mood and where my interests lie. (And a bit on timing compared to other things too.) As it is, apparently fics were tied for 6th with Saiun translations... ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)

Today in Tucson it was 106 degrees farenheit and around six in the evening, we had a power out.


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 27th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)

Youch! I assume A/C is a necessity out there. >.> Over here, it's not really necessary in private homes / apartments since we usually only have a handful of days >30C per year. Heck, I think the Yukon is warmer than we are in the summer! ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: July 28th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)

Thankfully, it didn't last very long, but it sure did go pretty far.

A/C is a very large necessity. I'd like to live where I don't have to worry about it and not have about eight months of snow, either, but... I'm afraid the weather would laugh at me.

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