So, I’m sorry. >.>
But…good news! I am 6 weeks away from being done with my MA, which means I will be job hunting, which means I will not be stressing out trying to learn a subject that I am inherently mediocre at. (Economics requirement for a International Relations MA….ugh.) Which means I will have actual free time!
As for why I disappeared. Well, I am inherently bad at focusing. A more recent sort of thing to be honest. I dunno if it’s adult ADD or something like it, basically I have a hard time focusing on one thing in particular and I move towards something else, with no room to do two things at once. It’s hard to explain, basically, I just really didn’t want to, and when I tried I just…couldn’t? Add to that my lovely agoraphobia (which actually makes it hard for me to talk to anonymous people on the internet, it’s absolutely ridiculous. I am more social in real life than on the webz…orz), and I just up and disappeared.
Since that isn’t fair to those I’ve dragged into the series, I will work on this without a schedule at a pace I can maintain.
The last issue is the looming reality that the author may/may not finish this series. At first sensei was vehemently denying that they had given up the story, but now Aoi-sensei does not respond to these comments. The only hope I have left is that Aoi-sensei seems to be occasionally editing old chapters, which was promised about a year ago. If I don’t hear any good news about MaTen’s continuation, then I will probably be hesitant to translate (despite my bravado that I would finish it myself). Adding to this is that the story went a direction I am not especially fond of. Suddenly throwing a constant stream of characters at me, combined with the never-ending blocks of explanation paragraphs, often filled with typos (I hope the editing handled those), was exhausting, and not fun. And I prefer fun.
That’s why, I will try to put out chapters here and there. And in order to work on my translating and internet social skills I think I’m going to reach out to other translating groups and collaborate with them to do chapters here and there on series that I like that are either slow to release or indefinitely stalled (Master of Monsters, for example….).
Anyways, sorry for awkwardly ignoring this blog, I know that I have let a lot of people down and I’m sorry for that. I am branching out to rekindle my desire to translate again. As many warned me, doing it alone definitely burned me out. -_-;