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Topic Started: Oct 6 2015, 11:53 AM (478 Views)
Imaynotbehere4long
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Basically, this topic is for you to talk about what has been going on in your life. I admit that I basically created this topic to indirectly ask what has been taking the Telefang translations so long, but I decided to make it more general to try and encourage more activity on the forum.

For me, things have been fairly uneventful. If I'm not in class or doing homework, I'm working on my SMBX episode, playing video games, or browsing the SMBX & Talkhaus forums. I also watch internet videos when I eat (usually video game reviews), and if I become interested in a game that's mentioned, I'll look it up and see if I can play it (That's how I found out about Telefang: JonTron mentioned it in his bootleg Pokemon games episode, and I looked it up). Occasionally, I'll remember that this forum exists, too, only to check it and realize that there still haven't been any new posts.
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Redid the game room in my house; while it's far from perfect it looks a lot better than it once did, got rid of all the clutter, and I plan to get a new shelving system to hold my NES and SNES cartridges (since the shelves they're on are pretty much full).
Also taking meds to help my sinus problems.
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Holy crap, october 2015 and I never noticed this.

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what has been taking the Telefang translations so long

I was in charge of translation for Telefang 2 and the Telefang manga. At some point I had so much on my mind that caused stress I basically had to tell myself "Okay, let's just not focus on these cool hobby things at all for a while". That included translating.

It's been like a year now since much of any progress on either thanks to that. I'm still more or less in the same boat, although in a lesser degree at least.

Some of the things I've been doing: making (paid) websites for other people, making music for video games (Punch Club is actually enjoying a good bit of popularity and people like the music, hooray!), doing important school work, picking up a part-time job, spending time with my fiancee in a different country (who happens to be RacieB's sister!), and lots of procrastinating as usual.

I want to do more Telefang again, though. Hopefully soon. I'll probably actually contribute to the Telefang 1 translation instead, because, well, it seems both more relevant/popular right now and further along the way anyway. :)
Edited by DaVince, Mar 17 2016, 12:13 PM.
I translate Telefang-related stuff, but not for the time being.

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Telefang 1Hiatus until stressful period is over
Telefang mangaHiatus until stressful period is over
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Mar 17 2016, 12:10 PM
I'll probably actually contribute to the Telefang 1 translation instead, because, well, it seems both more relevant/popular right now and further along the way anyway. :)
Funny you say that; I'm the kind of person who likes to play games in order, meaning I want to beat Telefang 1 before starting Telefang 2, etc., and probably the only reason I wouldn't do that is if I have no access to the prequel or it isn't in English. That might have something to do with T1's popularity over T2, or it could just be that T1 was turned into Diamond and Jade (I know I had no idea Telefang had a sequel until coming here and seeing the T2 translation thread, but then again, I came here as soon as I reached the end of the T1 translation, and I started playing the T1 translation as soon as I found out about Telefang).


On the subject of the thread: not much has changed for me except I got more homework and more Steam games. I've all but put off abandonware/emulated games/fan-made games since I'm trying to prioritize the games I paid money for (assuming I have time to play at all). However, my main hobby-related priority is to help finish SMWCX (an SMBX collaboration episode by SMWC members), as the project has been going on for literally years due to a former lack of a due date for submissions, and I am one of only two beta testers for it (the other is Blue Leaf, the collab's host).
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That might have something to do with T1's popularity over T2, or it could just be that T1 was turned into Diamond and Jade

Yeah, perhaps! Though it's worth mentioning T2 also had its own silly Pokémon bootlegs, but those just aren't as well-known (or as funny, really).

Speaking of T1, I've slowly started some translation of it. Due to my own lack of free time, it'll go slowly and be spread among other hobbies and obligations for the time being. But it's *something*.

I've also been playing the translation for as far as it's been made so far, alongside the original Japanese version. (Yes, I have been part of the community without playing much of it at all.) It's pretty solid and well done!

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I'm trying to prioritize the games I paid money for

Oh, I totally know what you mean there. In the same boat. Doesn't help there's one particular game that I just keep returning to (The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth)... xD
I translate Telefang-related stuff, but not for the time being.

Projects:

Telefang 1Hiatus until stressful period is over
Telefang mangaHiatus until stressful period is over
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I've gotten regular employment which doesn't leave me with a lot of energy for things I *like* to do (ie Telefang stuff) but I've been trying to force myself to do things in all of my spare time anyway! Been trying to do image editing on the manga translation, and art stuff for the community.
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DaVince
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I hope that even though you're forcing it, it's still fun for you. =) Also, always quite like your art!
I translate Telefang-related stuff, but not for the time being.

Projects:

Telefang 1Hiatus until stressful period is over
Telefang mangaHiatus until stressful period is over
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On leave from college at the moment for reasons, and despite what I tell everyone IRL, I couldn't be happier. Lately I've been looking back on stuff that I haven't touched in a while, like Telefang, and the feeling I get from it now is incredible!! There was a day here and there over the last few years where I'd listen to some of the music or try in vain to play through it again, but despite how much I love the atmosphere in the game it wouldn't ever last. Basically, yesterday was all about Telefang for me. I'm wondering right now if there's any way I could help out with activities here.
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Apr 5 2016, 09:02 PM
my main hobby-related priority is to help finish SMWCX (an SMBX collaboration episode by SMWC members), as the project has been going on for literally years due to a former lack of a due date for submissions, and I am one of only two beta testers for it (the other is Blue Leaf, the collab's host).
I'm not sure if anyone here really cares, but SMWCX was finally finished a couple days ago! Those of you with your own projects know how much of a relief it is to finish something after working on it for months. For those of you who are curious, here's the release thread: http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=viewthread&t=85407

Now, I can go back to working on my personal SMBX project, which will probably take even longer to finish. I can also look forward to my senior year of college, which begins in a week.
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I haven't posted here in a LONG time... so I figured I'd drop by. My day has currently been very uneventful... but the months leading up to today have been a rollercoaster ride. Back near the tail end of November, something happened to me that's made me realize just how much of a nosedive my health has taken over the years (legitimately made me fear for my life). I felt sharp pain in my left arm and ever since that day I had dull aches all over my body. I thought I was having heart problems (possibly at risk of having a heart attack), so I went to the doctor and had a few tests run - my heart rate is okay, my blood pressure and blood sugar were okay; it didn't seem like I had heart problems (I'm 23 - the doctor said that this shouldn't be an issue at my age. Keyword: shouldn't). It was suggested that I may have digestive tract issues, and I discovered upon further research that I have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). The pain in my left arm was nothing more than a combination of a pinched nerve and a sore muscle (I have a bad habit of leaning on my left arm too much).

GERD is like acid reflux in that it involves stomach acid going up into the esophagus, but it's much more frequent, and more severe. I know exactly what caused it too: ate way too much spicy food, drank way too much coffee and sodas, drank way too much fruit juice that had citric acid in it, and took too many NSAID pain relievers (I'd always pop an Advil when I had a headache... in fact, I popped two, which I shouldn't have - the bottle says to take one every 24 hours; I guess two counts as overdosing). I've started watching what I eat... and given that I'm over 200 pounds (Wii Fit Plus loves to remind me that I'm apparently obese), I started exercising more often... I also found out that I'm 5 feet and 11 inches tall - never really paid attention to my height until I went to the doctor, so that's something new (for me, at least). I'm doing better now, but I'm considerably more cautious regarding my health these days.
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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I guess everybody's busy doing their own thing... well, even though it's January 2nd - Happy New Year! Anyway, my health has improved considerably since my previous post. I ended up having to stop taking Prilosec for my digestive issues - apparently I'm prone to a rare side-effect in which the omeprazole in Prilosec can trigger anxiety and panic attacks - so I went off that medication and found relief in the form of Pepto-Bismol. I also spoke with a former EMT - when I told him what my vital signs were, he said the only thing that was "borderline" was my pulse - I got some much-needed peace of mind after that, but I still plan on seeing my family doctor at some point during this month. My weight's gone down considerably over the course of December - I'm at 215.2 pounds, which is a HUGE drop from the 230's that I was at originally. At one point, I got it down to 214.5, but it rebounded a little over the course of New Years Eve and New Years day. I've had fewer instances of reflux, but I still get the odd dull ache in the abdomen end chest from time to time, so that's why I'm still planning on seeing a doctor.
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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Jan 2 2017, 02:49 PM
I guess everybody's busy doing their own thing...
I don't know if it's that so much as the fact that this forum just doesn't get much activity in the first place...

Anyway, it's good to see that you've gotten better!
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Imaynotbehere4long
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Jan 2 2017, 02:49 PM
I guess everybody's busy doing their own thing...
I don't know if it's that so much as the fact that this forum just doesn't get much activity in the first place...

Anyway, it's good to see that you've gotten better!
I've gotten a bit better, but I'm still in a dark area as far as my health is concerned - while I was able to lose some weight (Wii Fit Plus tells me I'm NOT obese anymore), my blood pressure and pulse have fluctuated wildly (my numbers are all over the place). Apparently, my pressure has fumbled around in the prehypertension zone for quite some time, and I've had a former EMT tell me that my pulse is "borderline." My blood pressure's top number has been as high as 140 and my resting pulse once spiked at 111. I've been told that most of this is from taking in too much sodium from meals, so I need to cut back on that. My girlfriend also advised me to increase my antioxidant intake - she says I should maintain my blood pressure within the range from 110/70 to 115/75, and that my resting pulse should never reach or exceed 100 (I'd prefer it stay under 90). My most recent test results (today's readings) are 121/70 with a pulse of 78 - that's fine, but if I could at least get it to stay there (and get that top number under 120)... I've still got a lot of stuff to take care of, and I haven't even been to my family doctor yet - I'm still kinda going off of the diagnosis I got from the doctors at the local urgent care clinic.
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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It's been a while - over a month, probably. My health has improved drastically despite the fact that I STILL haven't gone to my family doctor yet. My weight's dropped to 195.3 pounds - a far cry from the 230-something I started out as. My blood pressure has regularly been in the 110/50 area - a definite improvement, though the systolic occasionally spikes up into the lower 120's for no real reason. I haven't had any serious outbreaks of dull aches like I was originally having, though they pop in out of the blue from time to time... I'm starting to think those might just be anxiety at this point. I've been monitoring damn near everything - total calorie intake throughout the day, calorie burn from exercise; and the amount of carbs, proteins, sodium and potassium consumed during the day. My weight loss has hit a few snags here and there, but I'm convinced that most of it is the result of unwanted water retention by now.

In non-health-related news, my Wii's disc drive finally offed itself, so I gave it the only send-off I could think of - buying a Wii U. Got it a few weeks ago, and just recently picked up my second game (Pikmin 3) for it along with my first Amiibo (Sonic). Fun Fact: I had my first Wii U game LONG before I ever got a Wii U - Rodea the Sky Soldier, and that's only because of the Wii version that was packaged with initial versions of the game. I'm looking to get Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 - preferably on disc if I can help it (was never really a big fan of digital releases).

And in non-gaming-related news, my girlfriend spent the whole weekend with me - she tells me the house her family is building is currently 31% completed; specifically, they finished work on building all the rooms on the basement floor (and she's already claimed one of them as her bedroom, amusingly enough). They're planning on beginning work on the ground-floor rooms this week... provided the weather doesn't absolutely suck, of course.
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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Been a while since I posted here - or my art thread for that matter, but there's a perfectly good reason for that:

Pardon my "French," but I'm sick and fucking tired of Windows - and Microsoft in general. I'm convinced that Windows is basically one big hunk of malware masquerading as an operating system, and it has pissed me off for the absolute last time... so I'm finally making the jump to a Linux distribution. PROBLEM - I'm what some would call a "Linux-virgin" and having been shackled to Windows for years... it's gonna be hard for me to adjust, obviously... or at least it WOULD be, but then I discovered ChaletOS while scouring the web for suitable OS replacements. It's been described as a Linux for people who prefer Windows 7 over Windows 10 - and given how I've been with 7 for quite some time and have no interest in "upgrading" to 10... you can see where I'm going with this. I've got Chalet installed on a USB flashdrive for testing purposes, but once testing is done (assuming it's successful)? I'm wiping my laptop completely and installing Chalet on it! Since my move to a new OS is going to involve wiping the hard drive one way or another... I decided I'd compress a bunch of my files and back them up on an external hard drive - and that's taking FOREVER, so... there's that.

In health related news, I'M OFFICIALLY IN THE HEALTHY WEIGHT RANGE FOR SOMEONE MY HEIGHT AND AGE - 176.4 POUNDS, HOT DIGGITY! I owe it all to my girlfriend - she actually moved in with me and served as a live-in personal trainer for the duration of my weight loss. I'm still not at an "ideal" weight (somewhere in the 150 pound range), so she's not planning on moving out any time soon...

In gaming related news... well, I finally plugged my Gamecube back up and played some MegaMan Network Transmission - I am SHOCKED that little bastard can STILL RUN after all these years - my Wii's disc drive died after 7 years of use, but I've had my GC for even longer than that and the drive still works like new... says a lot about how much effort went into producing long-lasting console hardware at that point in Nintendo's history... I guess they stopped using their virtually-indestructible "Nintendium" in console production when they stopped making Gamecubes? I've accidentally dropped this thing a good handful of times - the only damage it has is the lid on the drive (I have to hold the open button and manually raise the lid with my hand rather than just press the button and have it pop open on its own - makes changing discs a tad annoying, but it still reads the discs, so it's not a serious problem). In game collection news, I'm currently eyeballing a RetroUSB AVS console... currently available for preorder at $170.00, but normally sold at $180.00 - once I eventually get my hands on one, I'd like to take a stab at building NES reproduction carts, and I've bookmarked a series of sites that sell parts specifically for this purpose. One day... ONE DAY... I'll be doing this regularly.

UPDATE: So booting ChaletOS from USB was a success, but... it's going to take a LONG time for me to get used to the Linux environment in general - time that I'm pretty sure that I don't have, so I'm looking for more options that are even more Windows-esque, but Rachelle suggested something to me in a conversation we had in the kitchen a few minutes ago and it might just be crazy enough to work -- once I finish backing up my files, I'm going to reset my laptop to factory defaults and reload my files from the backup (and reinstall any program that needs to be reinstalled). I don't like the idea of sticking with Windows, but if this gets me good results, I might reconsider jumping to a Linux distro in favor of keeping Windows for a bit longer... don't know. We'll have to see how it goes - but for now, ChaletOS will remain on my USB for experimentation purposes. I trust her judgment on this - she's suffered at the hands of 3 different Windows versions, 4 Mac OS versions, 8 Linux distros, and had a particularly rough run-in with CosmosOS that convinced her to program her own kernel and OS entirely from scratch for her own private use (and I MIGHT consider going down that path myself if push comes to shove).
Edited by FailureBiWinning, May 9 2017, 09:26 PM.
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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Linux? Come on, everyone knows that Altimit is the best OS! xD

Joking aside, I personally believe that the only reason Windows is seen as being the most susceptible to malware is because it's the most popular, so that's what everyone programs viruses for. I've been using Windows all my life and haven't had a problem with malware; you just need to be careful what you install and think twice about running downloaded .EXE files...at least, that's how it has been in my experience. I'm curious to know what your experience has been.
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My experience with Windows has been a mixed bag... part of that might be my own fault since my browsing habits are pretty reckless, but sometimes Windows "flushes itself down the toilet with the rest of the crap" on its own without me having to lift a finger. Its performance seems to gradually degrade over time, and reinstalling or factory restoring seems to fix the problem (at least temporarily).

All I know for certain is that I'm keeping Windows 7 until MS drops all support for it - THEN I'm jumping to a Linux distro. A lot of people keep recommending Ubuntu (or some variation thereof, like Xubuntu),and ChaletOS just so happens to be a Xubuntu derivative. Like I said previously: I MIGHT consider ditching all the available OSes entirely in favor of learning how to whip one up from scratch on my own - that's what my girlfriend did when she gave up on finding a good OS (though hers isn't compatible with literally ANYTHING except what she programs for it - and that was a deliberate development choice).
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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Don't bother with something as obscure as ChaletOS, I've never heard of it. Just use a major distro (like Ubuntu) or a supported derivative (like Xubuntu), you'll be thankful for the resources and help available online. Personally, I recommend Fedora :)

Writing an OS of your own is a learning exercise but far from practical. Just realize that if you want to use it daily you'll need to write or port a browser for it, which alone is a enormous amount of code a single person cannot handle.
Edited by Sanky, Jun 4 2017, 01:56 AM.
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Xubuntu was definitely one of the ones I considered using once I saw how many other people recommended it - I've already got ChaletOS installed on a USB flashdrive, but that's nothing a quick formatting can't fix.
Slowly getting back into the groove - feelin' a little less dull these days. Anywho...

Here's a link to my thread of sprites, maps... and hopefully 3D models; just dropping it here because that's what I've seen people do on other forums:
http://s15.zetaboards.com/Tulunk_Village/topic/7216944/1/?x=90
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[Windows's] performance seems to gradually degrade over time, and reinstalling or factory restoring seems to fix the problem (at least temporarily).
I was told that that happens as more files are added to the computer, so it has to go "oh, I need to be ready in case the owner opens this file," and this would be especially true for large files like modern AAA games. That would also explain why factory restoring only temporarily fixes the problem since you'd presumably want to put the files back on the computer. I know that I got my laptop to run a bit better after uninstalling all the Steam games I had beaten up until that point.

On the subject of new computers: my laptop tends to overheat when playing anything around PS2 quality, so I bought a new computer. It arrived yesterday and I got everything set up to make it work then (it sure took a while, though). Today, I'll focus on transferring my files from my laptop to my new computer (a process that might take even longer since I have lots of large files (games) on my laptop).
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