Update: What I’ve Been Up To and Future Plans

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Hi guys, just dropping by to let everyone know what I’ve been up to so nobody thinks I’m dead… Again. 😛

Lots and Lots of Studying

I’ve been pretty busy this last month and a half doing nothing but research on how to better myself as a programmer, devouring several books and watching loads and loads of tutorials in the process — the reason being that I suddenly realized how little I actually knew about writing good programs in general.

I won’t bore you guys with the details, but needless to say that I managed to find out everything I wanted to know and more — and that, more importantly, this little trip to Programming Tibet is about to come to a close — possibly in 1 or 2 weeks from now (I hope).

All this training isn’t just to improve my programming skills, mind you — I assure you that there’ll be a HUGE Mitsudomoe-related payoff for this if I actually get to pull it off, but not for a very, VERY long time. Let’s just say I’ve got big plans for this series that goes WAY beyond just working on the manga. 😉

Plans Going Forward

I’m sure some of you noticed the new “Chapters Left to Close Gap” and “Chapters Left to Go” counters on the top of this site.

These numbers made me realize how little Mitsudomoe we have left — 157 chapters really isn’t much when you think about it — all the more reason to cherish what little time we have left with this series while we still can.

I’ll still be on hiatus while I finish writing “Translating the SunfishScans Way”, but I’ve resolved to work on at least 1 new chapter every 3 months to keep from falling even more behind schedule than I already am. Hopefully this hiatus won’t last much longer because I am very excited to continue working on this awesome series myself. 🙂

For those who were wondering, the goal of said tutorial series is twofold:

1. To help train aspiring scanlators on what I think are scanlation best practices.

2. To rally up volunteers to help work on Mitsudomoe.

Now, I know asking for help with this series right after I said we should cherish the time we have left with it sounds contradictory, but I would rather get this series done sooner than not at all. I don’t know how long I have left in this crazy world, and I don’t feel like taking any chances. I just really, really want to see this series through to the end, and here’s hoping I actually get to see that day with you guys.

Welp, that’s all I wanted to say for now. Again, my sincerest apologies for the lack of updates these last few weeks. I can’t make any promises, but just know that I’m just as excited about the next chapter as you guys are — maybe even more.

See you guys on the next post!

Floating Sunfish, out!