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08 April 2010 @ 07:12 pm
volunteers? :D?  
despa_ameblo is looking for two volunteers (or one with a lot of free time ;D)!

As some of you have heard, our translator of Karyu, if_sixwasnine, recently had to step down and breadtoaster (our translator for Tsukasa) is on indefinite hiatus due to an overload of work from school. iwasaki_momoko and I have been trying our best to keep up with the guys' posts but they recently started spamming again and we are just two university students busy with school, jobs and other required activities (like sleep ;D) so we're having a difficult time keeping up.

I know it's a bad time of year to ask for this, with many people having finals and such coming up, but I don't think we could go much longer without falling behind. What we need is:
→ One person to take over if_sixwasnine's job of translating Karyu's entries. This is a "permanent" position and will last until they either stop the blog or you yourself decide to leave.
→ One person to cover Tsukasa's entries until breadtoaster returns from her hiatus. This is a temporary position BUT I'm not sure when she will be coming back, which means this might end up being until summer break or continue on for a year or more.

You don't have to be a native speaker of English (though the closer to being fluent you are, the better) nor do you have to be fluent in Japanese.

Thanks for looking. :D
atypeofdiety on April 9th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
I´d love to help, but I don´t understand japanese. I´m sorry... (I know this post doesn´t help you at all, but I´m drunk and wanted to tell you this xD)
I started to learn japanese once, but I had to quit, because of spanish. I started messing the grammar up. was pretty funny,actually xD
good night. or good morning. damn it´s 6 am again >-
narugakaruganarugakaruga on April 9th, 2010 04:46 am (UTC)
I really wish I could help you guys D: I really appreciate what you do and I know you guys are totally swamped and you really deserve some help but I only have a little more than Japanese 1 skills DDDD:

Guess the point of this post is to say even though you guys are totally swamped I really appreciate what you are doing even if the translations aren't there the day of an update :D
覚醒されたモンスターcrimson_deity on April 9th, 2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
I'll volunteer~
If you're still looking for translators, I think I could probably help you out. ^^ I'm a native English speaker and while I wouldn't call myself fluent in Japanese, I've studied it for the past six years, have had the equivalent of seven semesters of it at the university level couldn't tell you my JLPT placement as I was going to take level 2 last winter but the test day was the same day as D'espa's FC trip...er yeah, needless to say, I went with the scholastically irresponsible choice there ^^;, and am actually currently studying in Japan. I could certainly sample translate a couple of entries for you though to give you an idea should you still even be looking for help...and are not completely like "who the hell is the is random chick?!"...I realize I'm not the most prominent member of the LJ D'espa fanbase or anything (I guess I've spent more time interacting with the fanbase on Ameba recently ^^;).

I have to admit, I didn't join the translation community until recently to check it out since I can read the original Japanese blogs myself, but I do think what you guys are doing for the English-speaking fanbase is really great and I don't want to see that fall apart because D'espa spams too much (and sometimes they really do) for two people going it alone to keep up with translating and real life. D: Speaking of real life, I don't think it would leave me alone enough to do both of the members that need translating, but one would be manageable.

Ok, this is getting dangerously into tl;dr territory, but even if you don't wind up needing my help, I hope you can keep the community going! :D
黒の風 aka ~onyx zephyr~iwasaki_momoko on April 9th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll volunteer~
hurray!!! we sooooo need help. i thought i could do all 3 for the moment but then recording started and i was like O__________O;;; ウソッ!!!!
between Karuy and Tsukassa, it looks like Karuy has been more the spammer so if you could~
頼む!!! m(__)m

PS. your Japanese is probably a LOT better than me since you've studied Jap wayyyy longer and lucky you! you're in Japan!!! *is envious*

黒の風 aka ~onyx zephyr~iwasaki_momoko on April 9th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll volunteer~
><;; i tend to jump the gun a little, especially when i'm excited ^^;

Let's see if anyone else PM'd communistmuffin but somehow, i doubt it... I was actually worried we'll get no one and then we'd end up having to take desperate measures, like cutting down on the entries DDDX In the best case scenario, we can get someone to do Tsukasa too and I won't feel like hizu-chan isn't getting 100% of my love~

[EDIT: fixed my lousy coding]
覚醒されたモンスターcrimson_deity on April 9th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll volunteer~
Ah, yeah I wasn't really sure if I should PM her or respond here, so I just responded here...maybe that was a total noob move XD

If no one else has PM'd about it, Karyuの翻訳者に喜んでなります。He really does tend to be more of a spammer (especially about 岸さん's meals lately...wtf, Karyu...let the poor man eat his noodles in peace XD), but I'm totally willing to translate it. Or Tsukasa if you wind up needing that instead. As I see it, I've fallen into the habit of dedicating part of my day to pouring over the blog entries anyway so I might as well be helpful while I'm at it. XD

えっ?よこもまあ一人で三人を翻訳できるものだ!ヤバイほど難しそうな〜 ><;
Aw, poor Hizumi--hopefully you can find enough people that you won't have to divide your love anymore. <3

P.S. 六年前から日本語を勉強しているのを問わず、時々間違えるに違いないよ。過失を許して下さいね。Yeah, I'm not perfect--I'm still learning so there are bound to be some mistakes. >.<
♪マニア☆海♪: 零;BBFZcommunistmuffin on April 9th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll volunteer~
No one's PM'd me and I'd be really happy if you did join us! :D
覚醒されたモンスター: Karyucrimson_deity on April 10th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Re: I'll volunteer~
Late reply is super late mostly due to the crazy time difference and the fact that my university here likes to employ a special form of torture known as Saturday classes -__-

Anyway, I would certainly be happy to help! :D
In the interest of not continuing to spam up this post like an asshole, I finally did what I should have done in the first place and sent you a PM. ^^;
黒の風 aka ~onyx zephyr~iwasaki_momoko on April 10th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Re: I'll volunteer~
ごめん!昨日ちょっと忙しいので、返事遅れてしまった ><;;
今アメリカツーアやってて。。。<-- 実は私が前にも知っていません ^^;
メンバーの皆超カッコイイ超イケ *w*

Anyway, I'm going to be out for the most part of today so I'll let communistmuffin handle the rest. I didn't want you to think that I was ignoring you *^^* fyi, I think I stopped on April 3rd >///<
琥珀fuyu_no_genchou on April 9th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC)
I just hope you will do something to decrease the mistakes in translations of Zero entries, your members deserve more accurate translations.