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    Outlaw Tactics 64

    Hi all! Figured that I should start one of these, at least for the length of Mantis' absence to keep track of changes, upcoming plans, updates, and activity.....as well as for normal journal purposes. Hopefully I can update this once weekly, and it can be somewhat of a one-stop-shop for Mantis when he's back to catch up on what's happened.

    As for myself...the name (and name of this thread) are references to Final Fantasy Tactics, if anyone is wondering where the weird name comes from. When you add a character to your party in that game, you can randomly generate a name. One of them is Zemekis, and for whatever reason it stuck in my head and I use it from time to time when I can't think of anything better.

    It has been 6 days since I took over as Acting Admin here and so far I've kept to my promises. No banhammering posts I disagree with and I've kept up with the schedule I promised for the forum's projects (aka Light Novel and manga). I didn't think manga progress would be possible at first, but I found an interim typesetter! So the manga releases should continue throughout the Summer. This morning I released the first Chapter of the El Dorado Covered with Clouds light novel in English, which felt great. I stayed up a few extra hours on Saturday night to edit the document and discuss questionable lines/additional text with our translator. The PDF is just 12 pages but it surprised me with how difficult it was to prepare properly.

    This week I'll be going to work as usual and browsing the forum until the next Chapter's translation is completed. This coming weekend is Memorial Day, so I'll be seeing family and perhaps some friends. I ALWAYS tell myself that I won't make any plans or answer my phone on the weekend so I can FINALLY relax and catch up on sleep...this is a 3 days weekend and I made the same promise, but here I am just on Monday turning people down because my 3 day weekend is FULL. I'm awake until about 2am every night and I wake up at 6:45am for work, so you can imagine the damage that does to a person's energy and mental state.

    That being said, I've had some good luck recently. Ordered something on Amazon and the box came with 2 of the item...freebie. I also got a car from my grandparents (it's my third one from them, they sell them to me cheap as hell each time they buy a new one). 2008 Buick LaCrosse w/ 50k miles. $800 and it's disturbingly well-kept. Like seriously, it's creepy how immaculate they keep their cars. While I may complain in these journals, my luck is generally excellent so take it all with a grain of salt.

    I'll check back in later, see ya.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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    Well, it's been about a week so I suppose I should update this as promised. Over the past week I edited the translation for the next manga Update, so that has been passed along for typesetting as of this morning. The Light Novel translation moved forward over the weekend as well. Once I receive the 2nd chapter in English I can edit it and release ASAP. I was really pleased with the reaction I got for Chapter 1. I try to keep in mind that these are all draft releases so we can always do a 2nd or 3rd pass to clean them up. That's the only way we are able to move forward at a remotely reasonable pace and keep digging into new content while our translators have motivation.

    I had a great Memorial Day weekend. On Friday my sister visited and we played Paper Mario on the N64 until around 2AM. Saturday was pretty lazy until 5:30PM when 2 of my buddies arrived. We stayed up late drinking beer and shooting the shit until we all zonked out (i know we had discussed watching a movie together here on the forum but it didn't look like it was materializing and I was too drunk by that time to organize an event......SORRY! The manga release was supposed to be my reparations for that). Sunday I went to Dairy Queen for their cheap-ass lunch special and watched Tremors 4 with my buddy. Later in the evening my other friend came back and we worked on translating the SW doujin, again with more beer. Monday I lounged around our apartment's pool & grill area like a super Boomer. My buddy and I admired the eye candy on display and ate bbq ribs & drank Yuengling. In the evening we continued hitting the SW doujin and we are now about 2/3 through! Damn some of that book is borderline impossible to express in English.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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    Light Novel Chapter 2 translation is nearly complete, I expect it by this coming Monday. The next manga chapter has been translated & edited...now it's awaiting typesetting.
    As for my regular life stuff, I saw Godzilla: King of the Monsters last night. It was alright, definitely more monsters on screen than the 2014 American film, but nowhere near as good as Shin Godzilla. Why do things always need to have a good ending & why can't the protagonist (Godzilla) just be neutral or bad? Hollywood uses the same formula for EVERYTHING and it sucks. That's what I liked about Shin Godzilla, he's a horrific monster and there's very little reason as to why he shows up & fucks up Tokyo. There's no reasoning with him, and he doesn't even have a goal really. Bad things just happen and that was satisfying to see after so many hero stories out of Hollywood.
    Aside from that, I've been busy every night for the past week with event planning, driving lessors for my wife, shopping, and home improvements. I would say that I'm looking forward to this weekend, but it's more of the same. If I don't get more sleep soon, I'm gonna melt or something.
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    Not a whole lot to report this time since I've just been working and carrying on the daily grind. Pretty busy this weekend with my cousin's college graduation & family visiting. I finally got the lead out of my ass to dive in on wedding planning as well. I'm married in the 'papers are signed'/legal sense, but we haven't had the whole ceremony & reception thing yet because neither my wife nor I are particularly interested in doing all these expected things and paying thousands for it. We are about to start house shopping, so spending a few thousand for a ceremony so other people can enjoy MY wedding is sort of backwards in our opinion.

    Tonight, my friend who is a butcher is bringing some pork/beef and my wife is gonna cook Japanese hotpot, so that should be good. After that I'm hoping to drink a bunch of beer & watch Tremors 6.

    In terms of OLS stuff, not much has happened since my last journal post. The next LN chapter's translation is nearrrrrrrly complete and I have edited lots of the SW doujin. I have the next manga chapter's translation sitting on my laptop, but I don't do typesetting (not well at least) so i'm sort of stuck until Mantis returns. Whether it's 1 day or 1 year, as long as it gets done I'm happy.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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