Title: 968

Friday, Jun 27, 2003

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Rant for Friday – June 27, 2003

June 27, 2003
3:00 AM

This is why I love doing this. I put the comic up, and before I’ve really even woken up this morning, I get some japanese help from the readers! I’ve learned that in japanese tag, “it” is ‹S (oni), which is essentially saying “You’re the goblin.” But whatever, it’s correct. Also, I got a bit of a japanese lesson in terms that are usually used and that aren’t usually used, and after a few different e-mails, I think the sentence I changed it to, ƒ^ƒbƒOA‚¨‘O‚Í‹S‚ɬ‚Á‚½‚¼, is as close to what I’m looking for as I’ll get. 🙂 Thanks, guys!


Just so you know, if you don’t have Japanese support enabled for your computer, this post is probably going to look a little odd.

I don’t know if “ü‘I is the proper word for that sentence, but as I say to anyone who questions my Japanese knowledge, ‚킽‚µ‚Ì“ú–{‚²‚Í‚ ‚Ü‚è‚æ‚­‚È‚¢‚Å‚·B The real issue arises when trying to determine the translation of the word “it”. Literally, “it” in Japanese would be ‚»‚ê, or “that thing near you”. However, when you say the word “it” in relation to tag, it means something more along the lines of “you’re selected” or “you have been chosen”. So I went with “ü‘I, or “chosen”. Now I realize the problems that arise with translations. Mostly, that English is an annoying language.

WHOO…soo much stuff to get done! I know I’ve been a little sporadic with my newsposts lately, but with everything going on in my life, I’ve hardly had a moment to sit and think long enough to write one of these things. I’m spending most of my time trying to get everything in place for the Real Life book, which has to be finished on my end no later than July 10th. I think I can pull it off, but it’ll be CLOSE. Also, I’ve been looking into getting some really nice screen printed shirts to sell at comic con this year, instead of CafePress stuff like usual.

Oh, SPEAKING of ComicCon, I think I totally forgot to mention this… This year, I will be sharing a booth with Fred Gallagher, otherwise known as Piro from Megatokyo. And unlike previous years, since I put in half the money to get the booth, I’m going to be at it almost the entire convention (gotta have my chance to walk around and buy stuff too). I’m trying to make this the biggest year at ComicCon for Real Life ever, so I’m spending a bit of money to get things to make it as such. I already mentioned the shirts, but I’m also going to get a banner printed up to stand at the back of the booth. Another thing I’m thinking of is to have my laptop and printer with me, and I can print up any comic you want from the entire run of Real Life, in full vector quality, and do signed prints or something. Anything to make money, cause I’m going to need it to cover my costs. ^^D I’m not really even going to have any spending money this con, but since I’m going to be an actual Exhibitor, that’s okay. I just want to have a place where you guys can come by anytime during the con and find me. At the KeenSpot booth, I only had a few hours of time that I was going to be available, so this’ll be a huge improvement. Also, Fred arranged (or is arranging…I don’t know yet) to have a MegaTokyo panel, and even though I’m not part of MT, he’s gonna give me a spot up there so I can field RL-related questions (things like “Why don’t you quit being such a hack and put some effort into the comic?” or “Where did teh funny go?”). We’ll see.

Info on the con is as follows : It runs from July 17-20, at the San Diego Convention Center. More information can be found at http://www.comic-con.org/. Hope to see you there! And with that, I am totally out of time. Back to work. Take care, people.