Well, the latest set of downloads for Comiket 80 are finally streaming in, including the complete version of Touhou 13: Ten Desires. While I’m obviously excited, that can’t bode well for my project-completion efforts. Any Touhou game, given my level of competence, can quickly turn into a major time-sink. Hmm. Oh well, better see if I can reconfigure the gamepad later when the game finishes downloading, as the default configuration gives me problems beyond the 3rd stage of any Touhou game.
I’ve played around with the demo prior to this, so I know what to expect. I’ll probably try Reimu out first, but Youmu, despite her narrow spread looks fun, particularly because of her Focused charge attack. Can’t really comment much on Marisa, but I’m finding the change to Sanae’s shot pattern something to get used to. As for the game-art… Zun’s improving. I really liked what he did for Youmu, as with Sanae’s new perm and boots (the green-and-white moccassins just had to go, hon). I suspect that Yuyuko had something to do with the former, and Suwako with the latter.
As for the project itself, it’s half-way done. It’s funny how the translation itself wasn’t too much trouble, but the Translation Notes are. I’m tempted to just use Nabokov and Borges as main references where translation theory is concerned, if only to save myself the complications. Not that it’s because their theories are easier to understand, but the fact that, as far as reference material go, theirs are readily accessible.
Now for other real-life stuff… Been messing around earlier with possible exercise replacements to my usual jog just in case I get rained in. Regardless of what one might think of me, I’m still not crazy enough to go running in the rain on a regular basis. So I went around browsing for some cardio exercises I could easily do in my room. Using a jumping rope should be obvious, but there’s so much stuff in my room right now it’s not really an option, but there was this one exercise circuit I noticed while poking around the net. Said exercise circuit however left me thoroughly tuckered out after fifteen minutes, which should be the point I suppose, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do it day in and day out.
Hmm. Back to work tomorrow. It’s another Sunday Shift again, but hopefully I won’t be too tired when I get back home to do my translation project again.