I’m done with RL

I’d like to quit it. Real life, not the series. I’d wanna be an AI or some sort of transcendental internet being … that would be great.

Slowing down a little bit.

First, I’m sorry that I’m that late. I absolutely didn’t anticipate that, but I obviously have (quite some) reasons.

I meantioned in some previous post that my father earns more than average. Well, my mother misuses most of it, so we are in constant need of money nevertheless, but we manage.

Correct that, we managed.

Got a letter from some state office — they claim we didn’t pay enough taxes, an therefore want some 4000 more: 2000 for last year, 2000 for this year. The sooner, the better. And we have to pay first, even if they are wrong; in that case we’ll get the money back later. But we have to pay.

Our house is owned by the bank, and we’re paying it by installments, and we’ve missed to pay the second one in succession now. If we fail to pay the 520, our house is gonna be sold.

Oh, and it may sound like small fry in face of those, but my boss also didn’t pay me yet and I am unable to pay those 900 for my PC right now.

Oh, and then there’s Christmas. Did I tell you about the circumstances of musicians during Christmas time? I’m sure I did.

And I still have to write that scientific report stuff — those 40 pages, remember? 22 days left. And it needs to be printed – trice. So I can’t just start writing in 21 days, and guess who’s paying for printing them …

I started translating chapter 190, and soon after our internet provider cut the connection. Only access possibility left to me: phone. It broke.

And just in that moment I somehow lost half of 189. No problem, normally, but: I couldn’t use the uploaded version and I needed it for reference.

Furthermore, I completely lost interest into KnW for a time; gotta be honest here. I even thought about skipping the next few chapters until it gets (more or less) interesting again, just giving you the gist of the skipped chapters.

Can’t really do that, can I? My mentality doesn’t allow it, even if the majority of you were OK with it.

But I started translating again. Just today … Bear with me. Or rather: if you don’t, you’ll surely learn that karma is a bitch.

I kinda forgot to tell you –

— mainly because I forgot about it myself until I actually had to move —

I kinda forgot to mention that my whole family, except me, was abroad between last friday and today.

I didn’t sleep at home in that time. To be exact, I just arrived at home after ages and well … Naturally, my PC was left at home, while I took my laptop with me. That old thing that caused me to buy this PC.

First day: My laptop breaks. Yeay!

I kinda had no internet at all in those days. Well except for my phone … which is even older than that laptop.

Really, it’s too old to have a colored display.

Anyways, even if I had internet it’s not like I’d have had the time to translate. Christmas is drawing near (lol.) and it’s the big time of concerts. If you’ve never been in any band or choir or orchestra, you probably wouldn’t know, but —

— advent time is hell. Well, my schedule is actually better than my sister’s this year ’round — she has 10 planned events in the next 4 weeks — but still, practice is a need. Stood on stage yesterday.

Welp, how can I help it? It’s been a part of my life for 14 years now. Playing the violin, that is. I wouldn’t really call it one of my main hobbies, nor is it due to my parents being rich — lol, they aren’t — but … well, it’s kinda a long story.

Doesn’t really matter. I’m back home now, have finally got my internet back, and can finally start translating again. Duh, it’s not like my rate dropped due to that anyways. You got your chapter last week, after all.

And my rate is: one or two per week. Wait, did you really just get one last week? Welp, time flies like an arrow. And I’ve never been good when it comes down to remembering trivial stuff.

There’s a reason I call myself an airhead, after all. Whoops, shouldn’t use that anymore. The meaning changed, after all … wait, it didn’t. I just thought (and still think, sometimes) that it was slightly different.

But the fault lies not just with me, but also with anime. I don’t really want to blame my fellow translators — would never even think about it — but … it gave me the wrong impression.

Take Sheele from Akame ga kill for example. Well, I’m slightly better than her, as her condition is close to autism, while I was told mine was similar to ADD (that’s ADHD without the “H” XD), but that doesn’t matter.

She might be … easily distracted and therefore sometimes seems to be clumsy, but she isn’t stupid, is she?

Kay, maybe not the best example. Welp, gonna give up explaining it, just one last word: I don’t really believe in that doctor’s words who told me I had ADD. I mean, seriously …

Never mind. My point was that I might forget what I actually wanted to say, and I’m not that good at remembering boring stuff (such as a person’s name or that I actually even know them), but … but … wait, what did I …?

Aww, forget it already. I’m gonna enjoy my computer’s presence now, and afterwards I’m gonna start translating, at last. Did take me some time, huh?

Damnit, WordPress.

I was done with Chapter 189 1 hour ago. But the character templates … my preformatted setting was useless. Seems like the WordPress editor doesn’t accept Tabulator-done formatting …

Well, I’m done now at any rate. Also, after that formatting war and the 1000 handwritten words for that philosophy test today, my hands hurt as if I did … dunno. They hurt.

Welp, that doesn’t matter. Back to the topic.

Thanks to everyone who answered my questions about MKNR, you really helped me. I could’ve asked google, but I was too lazy.

Well, I’m gonna be reading now. Enjoying my evening. So, enjoy yours as well ^_^

ourgh, I’m done for.

Well, I didn’t really sleep much this weekend. Matter of my nature. Even more as I had a visitor. Then: 5 hours between sunday and monday, and zero hours between monday and today.

Well, that’s a lie. I did sleep in school, and I slept after returning home, but I went up at 8pm, so it’s kinda useless …

But I felt the urge to start translating now – don’t wanna procrastinate it. Any more, that is.

Soooo I prepared some energy drinks and sweets and a cola – you only live once, after all – and gonna start now :3

Meanwhile, in those sleepless hours, I’ve read the 9th and 10th volume of Rettousei, and my Witcher is now lvl 15. Still have to find the baron’s wife and stuff – in other words, it’s only starting – but I’m advancing.

Speaking of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei – does anyone know of translation beyond the 14th volume? I’ve got the impression that the novel continues far further, but there was something with legality and stuff … didn’t really gather information though, so I might suffer from misconception?

And yes, that sentence isn’t really supposed to end with an exclamation mark. You know where I got my influences.

Anyways, if I’m dead by tomorrow because too much of … everything – welp, some things can’t be helped, can they? You’ll need another translator.

Probably won’t die from that much though. I just have to dispose of my health once in a while. Well, what “health” in the first place?

That philosophy test tomorrow’s gonna be hard that way, I guess. Well, if I don’t rise the level of difficulty, I might just snore off. So maybe it’s better that way …

Well, speaking of “you’ll have to find another translator”. I’ve been thinking – just crossed my mind today, as I pondered why I feel that obliged even though I’m that lazy normally – the further I read ahead, the harder it gets to stop.

If I’d stop I had to wait for regular translations after all. No way, they are so far beyond … welp. Not blaming anyone, just pointing out that I won’t be able to stop at some point ‘cuz stopping would cause some serios back-lash effect. On my mind, that is.

On the other hand, joining the main branch also gets harder. Because I’d have to redo what I already did … and with every additional chapter the load of work I’d get increases. Nope, not gonna happen.

At this point I’d also like to say – in case it wasn’t as obvious as I thought – I’m publishing under no license nor copyright whatsoever. Everyone is free to take my work and use it.

That being said, I hereby invite anyone to take my work to improve their own speed. (Cough.) References help, don’t they? Well, there’s the thing about pride – I’m not the one to talk in that regard – but there is a fine difference between doing everything yourself and not taking advantages of other’s work. Just sayin’.

Well, the first magical potion (aka Energy drink) is empty by now, so I might as well stop writing a blog post …

Weekend’s gone … kinda.

Well, I mentioned that a friend of mine was visiting this weekend, and he actually just left now – Sunday, 8pm – so, as it was kinda not predicted that he’d stay that long I ended up spending all my weekend with real life.

Damn, I’m showing withdrawal symptoms. No Anime, No Internet (well, most of the time that is), No Games, No Rettousei Volumes and No Translating.

Good thing is: My thumb is actually better now, so I can type normally again.

I just kinda wanted to drop that my weekend was shorter than I’d have thought on friday, and as it was filled with RL I don’t even have anything new to blog about.

So I decided to proclaim something again. Yep, again. Anyone who lurks for a while already can stop reading now, I’ve already said this multiple times.

But as my watcher count went up again – seemingly Blazer linked me? (Thanks, I guess?) – there are probably some of you who don’t know it anyway.

Even though I’m linked on several pages – Blazer, Baka-tsuki, Novelupdates, WLNupdates, Reddit – I’m actually not an official translator of this series. My occupation is reading ahead, my skills are inferior. So even though I’ve got some fame now (I guess?), this isn’t the “real shit” – if you know what I mean.

Nevertheless, I don’t mind being linked. It increases my views. I don’t particularly care. But that indirectly increases the amount of comments. I don’t particularly care.

However, that directly increases the amount of interesting comments as well – and those I like. They entertain me, and my life is centered around my entertainment.

Done talking now. There is no particular intention, just wanted to say it. Again.

Casual Friday’s post~

PE nearly broke my thumb. Typing speed decreased. Welp~

Finished today’s chapter nevertheless. I’m proud of myself :3

Well, and is seems like someone put me onto WLN Updates? They put 176 as volume though … never mind. I guess my statistic’s gonna spike again …

Now I’m tired, so I’m just gonna take those 4 bags of sweets and lay down in my bed … some entertainment on, I’m off!

Oh, and by the way: I said those lines of “if only Hiiro would comment on this” before I read the next chapter. It’s quite short … and seems easy to translate … would do it right away today, would be finished in around 4 hours – but unfortunately PE violated me.

Lazy mode, activate. Too bad it’s damn cold in my room … I’d have to stand up again and get myself something warm … a blanket … too lazy …

Today totally wasted me.

As usual, Thursday is my “longest day of the week”. School until 6pm, teaching my cousin afterwards.

Well, I got lucky today, with a total of 3 hours free time between 8 and 6. Did 4 pages. Well.

The first half of those 3 hours was predetermined, I’ve got that usually as well. The second half … was special. Because our literature teacher was absent. Me: finding a couch in the upperclassmen’s resting room, translating. You’ll see it soon – yet not today – in chapter 188 there is a part where Eveam gets flustered.

Annoying. I never like it when characters get flustered – even though Io-chan is really cute in those situations – as it is harder to translate.

Me: full concentration mode. Completely forgets time. Duh.

So I suddenly look at the clock and notice that I’m currently – involuntarily – skipping physics. Shit happens?

Me gets a panic. Preparing to fake a serious illness and go to my teacher after the lesson with something along the lines of: “I suddenly had to puke, but couldn’t go to the doctor because I simply have to attend that english test next period.”

The english test isn’t a lie. It was a quite heavy one, making up 50% of my total semester mark. ’twas a complete joke though, but don’t tell my english teacher. She simply cannot afford to raise the level – poor classmates …

Back to the topic. Me is in the middle of preparing to fake an illness as my cousin drops by.

“I have english now. Sleeping time …”

His words.

Well … I knew he has English lessons exactly when I am having physic lessons.

That stupid clock on the wall was simply still in daylight saving time mode … tch. Stupid clock and stupid caretaker, giving me the shock of the day.

In the end I simply lost precious translating time and attended physics nevertheless. My teacher doesn’t mind me sleeping, but he can’t stand it when I skip classes. We have a kind of history.

First disturbance. Went rather fortunate in the end.

And then there was the second disturbance. Well, you know – I’m not really watching my diet.

Concrete: I don’t really care about food as long as I have some sweets stored and I don’t grow too hungry.

So me was eating nothing but chocolate cookies since yesterday morning. Happens. Well, and my stomach held it up – exactly until the test (you know, the English one, that was totally a joke?) started. Bad luck, I guess?

Well, and now I’m enjoying precious evening free time. Talking of that, I still haven’t played more than 7 hours of Witcher 3, and Fallout 3 … 10 minutes. Preparing my character, that is. It still crashes, even though I installed some inofficial patches …

… and it seems like one of those patches crashes the game upon starting it. Without the patch, it crashes nevertheless. Could be an incompatibility with that character mod …

… but really, that character creation in the main version is sooo 2008 ((you don’t say.)) So I simply had to add it … well. Gonna take some more months of casual spent hours in trying to fix it until it works. Guess I’m gonna stick with Witcher and Rettousei for now. 8th volume finished.

Well, and tomorrow is my “free day” of the school week. Lessons until 11:30. Finishing that chapter should be manageable, maybe even starting another one.

If that “second one” doesn’t appear tomorrow, you’ll probably have to wait until sunday. An old buddy is visiting at saturday, got no time for nothing.

Well, and that’s my day in a nutshell. Nothing out of the ordinary, I guess …

So, according to my timetable…

… it would be best if I finished that chapter now. Well, I’ll probably do it.

I did nearly nothing (beside scanning it) yesterday, because … well. I had to learn history, for the test I had today, and I slept. Well, mainly sleeping – while I should’ve been learning. Never mind.

Speaking of tests, I’ve got English tomorrow and Maths at Friday, that’s why I said I should finish it today, even though I only arrived a home now ( = 6:15pm). Well, it’s not like I’d have to learn for both English and Maths, so ……

… but I only arrived now. And it wasn’t even my fault! I could’ve been at home at 4, but my Imouto-chan … forgot me.

She should’ve told me that I had to catch a bus, as my mom suddenly couldn’t pick us up and told her to tell me, but she didn’t. Even more, instead of attending her piano lessons as usual, she went home early. So I’ve been waiting until 4:45 at school because of her schedule, and afterwards had to somehow manage a way to get home at a time when busses are driving every second hour.

Well, life’s not fair … but forgetting me!

Oh, and by the way: It might happen that I finish it today and can’t post it nevertheless. My internet connection’s horrible again. Duh.

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