Monday, June 3, 2013

I'm Not Sure What I Should Title This

All good things come to an end. I knew this, so I wanted my adventure in scanlation to come to a graceful end by slowly parting with every series I translate. However, other aspects of my life have accelerated at a faster pace than I imagined, so I simply can't translate at the same pace, or even half or one-fourth the speed.


When I realized this months ago, I thought that I could just continue at this slow pace, if everyone would let me. However, I started to notice that the fact that I'm behind on translations makes me anxious (I should add that no commenter is at fault here; it's all stress that I give myself). Moreover, I've suffered from several bouts of depression during the last two months from my stressful (but fun) new life. I've been advised to remove sources of stress and anxiety, so here we are.

There's no point to pretending that I can still scanlate 6 series, so I'm dropping:
  • Ryuushika Ryuushika - I love ABe's work, but I don't enjoy scanlating this any more.
  • Boku Dake ga Inai Machi - I would love to continue this, but there's simply too much dialog.
  • Pokemon Special (including BW) - This would've hurt me the most if there was no successor to me, but I think Golden Pigeot did a good job. If you're Golden Pigeot, I'd love for you to contact me. I can teach you many things.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel and 7o3x will remain. I still haven't talked to Happy Scans about Master Keaton Remaster (and my raws for chapter 5 still haven't come in).

So yeah. After watching last night's episode, I was reluctant to break any vows, but I have to get this off my chest, even if I get damned for this.

42 comments:

  1. From your work I've just read Pokemon Special, but wanted to chime in and say it was appreciated.

    Hope everything goes well for you, thanks for contributing as much as you have for such a fun series.

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  2. Kind of sad that you're dropping Pokemon, anyway, thanks for the hard work these few years.

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  3. Its okay thank you for helping my Pokemon dream all these years! :D I wish you well

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  4. its ok men you dont need to feel bad we understand that life is more important so we forgive you form break thoes vows but still remember if you hear Rains of Castamere in someone wedding run like the devil from there XD

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  5. Thanks for all you have done, have good times ahead. Hopefully someone picks up where you left off.

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  6. Thanks for all you've done over the years!

    GoldenPidgeot, if you're reading the comments, any chance of getting a download link for your translation?

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    1. I can't seem to find the english rough scanlations in the link u posted... is there a link for the that im missing in Golden Pidgeot's post?

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  7. Well, I'm pleased as punch that "my" series-Arpeggio-will be continued.

    That said, A/n/on, I'm sorry that you're having problems in life, and I want you to know that, as a fellow depression sufferer, my feelings are with you. I want you to know that it WILL get better, and that somehow, myself and a lot of other people are here for you. Your work with Arpeggio helped me get through a VERY rough spot, so I want to help you get through yours. I can honestly say that there have been times when the only thing giving me the will to live was looking forward to the next chapter from you. I'm better now, but it was certainly rough, and you certainly helped. If there is anything I can do, just post here (or e-mail me), and I'll do what I can.

    To everyone who is losing "their" series: Don't be mean. A/n/on could easily have never taken them up to begin with, and could also have easily dropped them at any time with out any notice or warning or anything. This is something that is done at someone else's leisure, and makes them no profit. Your series may be picked up again in the future (either here or elsewhere), and good will now might just ease that along.

    PS-sorry to be a hypocrite, but do you have any timeline on Arpeggio 45?

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  8. Aww.. I'm really disappointed you dropped Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. At first I thought you need help at cleaning and typesetting because i'm all up for that. But that's not the case, it's all about translating. I can't help with that since I only just a beginner in Japanese language.
    I hope there'll be another group who can scanlate this great manga.

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  9. Thank you so much for all that you did for Pokemon special, we all appreciate it.

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  10. I'm a little sad to hear you're dropping Ryushika Ryushika, but I guess it's for the best. Hope you get through whatever's weighing you down right now.

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  11. Thank you so much for all the Pokemon scans it was a pleasure and joy to read them.. :) will miss them a lot :(

    i really hope GoldenPidgeot or anyone else continue this work :D

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    1. You can relax Team Special Scans has prepared for this since mid-April and they will continue scanlating Pokémon Special.
      Team Special Scans are recruiting. They really need more Japanese translators since they only have one at the moment. They are also recruiting cleaners, typesetters and Japanese translation checkers + some Chinese and French translators / translation checkers. They also need donations for magazine raws and magazine raw providers.

      Thanks you for all of your hard work /a/non! You will be missed. I hope you get better!

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  12. Woah, that's terrible, I was really intrigued by Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. All this chapters were just a gift for readers like me, so thank you for all your hard work. I hope that another translator continues the project.

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  13. It's understandable. Thank you for all your hard work so far.

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  14. Valar Morghulis (All men must die)
    GRRM has a special way of treating every character, so don't feel bad about GOT.

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  15. Sad, but I can understand you. Some of your translations have been a pleasure. I hope you enjoy the two remaining.

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  16. Thank you so much for your work with Pokespe.
    I wish you all the best in life.

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  17. Thank you, /a/non! Depression is an issue that can bring many others, you did the right thing.

    By the way, may I invite you to a party? The event will be held at the Twins, I'm sure you'll enjoy it... >:D

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  18. It's a shame you have to drop Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, lately it was really interesting =/
    Thank you so much for working on that series.

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  19. Thanks for all your work...Boku Dake ga Inai Machi! I will read this manga even if it forces me to learn Japanese!

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  20. BOKU DAKE GA INAI MACHI!!! NOOOO~~~!!

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  21. It's okay /a/non! YOU'VE MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. Thank you for all you've done for the Pokemon fandom, and though I'm sad that you're giving it up, I understand. Don't give up whatever you're doing now and keep being happy kay! Ganbatte /a/non! Don't let life get to you. When life gives you lemons, throw them back to it and tell it to make its own lemonade!
    So I'll end here. Thank you for all those wonderful translations and thank you for telling us this. I've written an email about this and I'm sure I wasn't the only. So thank you again for telling us about this! I still love you and good luck in your future endeavours (; don't give up reading Pokemon though! I believe it's too big a part in anyone's life as a fan of it. Goodbye /a/non, and thank you again (:

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  22. I am sad you have decide to drop some certain manga (especially pokemon)
    Nevertheless, I thank you for all those hours you put into Scanlation so I could enjoy an awesome manga.

    Thank you :)

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  23. Much like everyones comments thus far, I'd like to thank you for all the 'scanlating' you've done for however many years it's been now. The quality and consistancy of your work has been my reason for returning to this blog for the last three or so years that I've been reading your PokeSpe scanlations, so thankyou and well done for keeping this project alive, even through times of personal troubles and the unforseeable future of donations for the raws!
    Also, to those who have donated, thankyou also, as you have all been just as important to keeping PokeSpe's boat afloat!
    Since I'm a student I couldn't offer financial support, so instead I'll honor /a/non's work by reading some of the other series he has scanlated / is scanlating, since I have so far only read Pokemon Special.
    Have a good one /a/non! ;)

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  24. Thanks for all the fish.

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  25. Like a lot of people here, I have just read Pokémon Special. Pokémon... after 12 years (discover at 10), I continue to enjoy it. The anime target younger audience but the game and this manga are awesome. I kinda visit this site every day to wait the next chapter. Thank you very much for your hard work all these years. Wish you the best! =D

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  26. I have found the raws for Boku dake ga inai machi...just need a translator! T.T
    link at http://www.dm5.com/manhua-zhiyouwobuzaidejiedao/
    ch 10-12

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    1. It's Chinese scanlate, not raws (Japanese original).

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  27. Thank you for all your hard work! I'll miss your excellent PokeSpec scans, but seriously, RL > fans any day. You take care of yourself

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  28. Hey /a/non, thank you so much for your time of working with us (and Vortex) on Kaibutsu Oujo. Your efforts in the scanlation community will not be forgotten.

    Also, as someone who has likewise battled stress related anxiety and depression, best of luck for you in overcoming your demons and establishing some normalcy in a hectic life.

    Respectfully,
    Dyspathy

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  29. Thanks for your work on Ryuushika Ryuushika and Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. Ryuushika's antics helped brighten a few rough spots of my own. Good luck, and hope the new life stays fun.

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  30. if you have anymore scans of anything, I'm pretty sure many would continue in your foot steps! :D

    Good luck with what ever you do from now on yo!

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  31. Thanks for translating pokemon special /a/non! You brought me back my childhood. Although it is unfortunate that you will be dropping this series, i'm glad that you had translated it up until now. Wish you the very best in your life.
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  32. Thanks for all you have done, you have given back my Poke childhood the whole time. It is unfortunate that you stop, but life is tough, I wish you the best :) Hopefully there will be a successor to continue this.

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    1. Yes, Team Special Scans will take continue scanlating Pokémon Special.

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  33. Thank you for your hard work, I only recently found your site and I'm glad I found it and reading works you translate

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  34. Anon that loves you ♥June 19, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    I appreciate all of your hard work doing Pokemon Speical. I have to admit that PS is one of my many indulgences hahaha because I do fanfiction with it ;) Thank you so much and I'm sure whoever takes over will be just as great :) Good luck with anything going on in your life and remember that you come first, everything else right after. Enjoy free time, enjoy life and I wish you the best! ♥

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  35. Thank you for all the scans you've done! I appreciate PokeSpe especially, even though I'm really behind.

    And I'm happy to see you're continuing with 7O3X! On a blunter note, I assume you will be dropping this too sometime in the future?

    Hope things go well for you, and I'm sure no-one minds you dropping some (or all) series. Do what's needed!

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  36. >love ABe's work, but I don't enjoy scanlating this any more.

    Son, I'm disappoint.

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  37. Agh too bad you dropped Boku ga Inai Machi :/ But I guess I have to agree that it has too many dialogs.

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