…. not that I’m that sad about it ^-^
After all, they were quite straining for myself. And, as it’s been a long time (at least it feels like that) I have a lot to tell you.
I just hope that I won’t forget anything ……… there were quite some topics in my mind.
First things first: Work is over, school starts tomorrow. Even if it sounds contradictory, now that my holidays are over my activity rate will hopefully increase again.
On that note: I’m totally exhausted, so I won’t lift a finger today anymore.
And that was obviously a lie as I’m still typing.
However, I’m just glad we hadn’t had homework for tomorrow – it’s for Tuesday instead. A presentation.
I don’t know what the standards are where you live, but here it’s something like: speak freely for about one hour, if you use power point, an average of 50 pages is advised. Welp. Needless to say, I haven’t done anything yet.
Back to talking about work – as you can see I’m quite unorganized. Well, long story short, I worked and worked and worked, always keeping it up with that 1000 in my mind, and in the end … I didn’t even get half of it. I got 457, to be precise.
I’m quite disappointed, as I wanted to spend 900 on a new computer. Hrmpf. On the good side: I won’t make that mistake (as in: holiday jobbing) again. On the bad side: The parts for that computer were already ordered. Life isn’t easy, is it?
Speaking of delays due to homework – back to skipping between topics. I already mentioned that presentation, but it isn’t that big of a deal. Really, just some 3 or 4 hours of extra work. But: there’s a bigger one.
I’ll have to write some 40 pages of scientific work in the next 38 days. Surprised? Well …. originally I had some 18 month of time for it – plenty, so to say – but I didn’t even start up to now. I’m lazy, after all.
As I already mentioned my laziness: I probably won’t do anything until the deadline draws near, so rest assured. It’s probably just gonna be some 3 or 4 days of me pulling all-nighters, nothing to concern yourself with. Probably.
And, well, I did say I haven’t done anything for those 40 pages up to now, that was a lie. I’ve actually already done all the connected practical tests and the writing of those protocols, so at least half of the work is already done. Kinda. I may be lazy, but I’m not stupid, after all.
I am fully aware of my weaknesses – as I’m quite analytical – but lack the resolve of changing anything. The laziness strikes again.
As we are speaking about me being analytical already: I involved that “continue reading”-link in order to keep track of the amount of people reading this specific post. That wouldn’t be possible if you could read the entire post on the main page.
Why did I do that? Well, I’m talking about some topics here that may arouse questions in the future. I just want to be able to predict how many of my viewers didn’t read about those topics and are ignorant to the fact that possible questions were already answered.
Back to the money-topic – and to the answer to a question that has been asked quite often already. As of “do you plan on joining NetBlazer/Rainbow Translations”.
I’m currently in a pinch. Not about the money, I’m quite confident in my skills to solve that. But a moral one.
Let me explain further. This site isn’t actually serving the translation purpose, but the reading ahead one. (Why is it called “n00btranslations” then? Well, did you ever consider the stupidity of a site called “A n00b is reading ahead”? The underlying URL put on a completely different note, that’s just awful.)
I don’t actually mind my work being shared or linked on other sites or databases. But it certainly does have actual errors, as I am not skilled enough to rule them out. That being said, isn’t it better if the higher quality gets the spot in those databases?
Also, one could actually accuse me of cutting off their traffic. Now, you do remember that one of Blazer’s sources of money is adware, do you? So, what does cutting off their traffic mean? They get less money. Which they could use to increase their speed.
So, even if I’m concerned about whether I am skilled enough to join the team, it would be the “right” thing for me to do to apply there. Well.
I am egoistic. I don’t really consider this a flaw of mine, but rather a requirement in order to survive in this world, but I am aware of it. That being said, dropping this project and joining the main team would be rather counterproductive right now.
If everything went as assumed and I got those ~1200 I predicted on my own before applying for that job, that wouldn’t be a problem whatsoever. However, they didn’t tell me what I’d get until the very end, and I ended up miscalculating it.
That being said, money isn’t the main reason for me to uphold this project. Donations aside – and I am very grateful to those – I don’t get any money out of it. Rather than that, I’m still continuing simply because the project still interests me.
That being said, my interest rate surely dropped after a forced break of two weeks. It’s not that easy to keep my interest, as well as my patience, over great periods of time. I started reading KnW one day. The day after, I was finished. Next day I learned about the release gaps between chapters, and just two days after I finished reading KnW up to chapter 172 I started reading ahead. I am not patient.
However, I still have some interest in the story, and I’ll continue. Nevertheless, right now I have zero responsibility. I am able to drop it every second. Literary.
Now, if I joined the main team, I’d be bound. Bound by myself telling me: You can’t drop it anymore. I know it’s stupid – quite many members of the main team dropped it already after all – but that’s how my mind works. I know that and want to actually avoid it.
Well, and that’s it, for today. You may post several answers, as I’ve spoken about quite a number of topics. I just hope I didn’t miss anything …
And: 1093 words? Half a chapter, so to say. Do you know my typing speed? It took me an eternity to write this T-T