So … I suppose this will end once cars start disappearing from the lot and assets (physical and intellectual) grow legs and walk out the door. I’m feeling quite salty about this, but since my previous tirade magically disappeared from an errant mouse-click, I feel like some unseen greater power is telling me to keep my salt to myself.
So it’s Monday morning and my home technology has gone into shock. Apparently somehow last night 9-Gigs of “something” showed up on my hard-drive causing me to have ~300-MB HD space which locked my poor little ‘puter hard. First, things first, disconnect the computer from the Internet … sigh … I imagine I’ll be having fun tonight wiping my drive of some interesting pictures some malicious bug has put on my system. The joys of the Internet … I forgot my badge too, my car was out of gas, and I’m hungry.
So I spent another weekend translating manga and pretending to do laundry. The one thing I noticed is how “analog” my manga translation process is. I’m translating a hard copy book and I’m using 4 paper laden dictionaries — 2 kanji dictionaries and 2 Japanese dictionaries — going from the already big dictionaries to the 40-lb tomes when I run across something uncommon. When working in English I use an online dictionary and thesaurus (“WordSmyth”). It’s not nearly as labor intensive — but I supposed that’s because I know English (so I like to think), whereas every time I come across a new Kanji, particulary if it has lots of strokes, I can’t figure out what the primary radical is. It sounds like I have a little home task — check out what’s online in terms of Japanese to English dictionaries. Considering that I always have to go through the middle-man of furigana, I doubt there is going to be an easy way to do this, especially when the unknown Kanji has no Furigana “cheats”.
So, it’s about a month into the new anime season. My favorites so far are:
-Romeo X Juliet (a new take on the Shakespeare’s famous play — very well done so far)
-Darker than Black (can’t tell whether the main character is good or evil — I like it! The main character is Bad-A##)
-Claymore (a lone half-demon female warrior who takes on a whiny sidekick)
-Reideen (apparently a grown up version of some bad ’80’s anime)
-Hayate Combat Butler (guilty pleasure)