Well, I wanted to get involved in scanlation, and give something back for all the years I’ve spent leeching. So I emailed Franky House’s thefolenangel, and he agreed to teach me the basics behind cleaning and typsetting. I started off with this page:
And ended up with:
I was quite proud of how I did, even if folen had to keep reminding me about things I missed. And so I got ambitious and picked up a raw and translation from MangaHelpers, of one of my current favourite manga, Nurarihyon no Mago. Here’s the finished product, if anyone wants to laugh at how pitiful my attempt was
I was pleasantly suprised by how supportive the people at MangaHelpers were, and I’d like to think I learned something from the experience. Folen is still testing me, to see whether I can be of use to him, but I’m gonna try to pick up random chapters to do now and then, if I can find the time.
Well, I wanted a site where I could post my random stuff, and I guess this works out well enough. Hmmmm, I should probably introduce myself
I’m Vaane, and I’m a guy (at least I was the last time I checked). I’m a student at University in the UK, and have a wide variety of interests, I guess. I mainly enjoy reading manga and watching anime (subs and scanlations), although I do have a small collection of figures and related things. I’m a big fan of videogaming of all sorts, but I’m mostly an RPG-nut, owning most RPGs for the systems I own (PS1, 2, PSP, DS, Wii, Xbox360, PC). I play MMOs on and off, with accounts in World of Warcraft, S4 League, Perfect World, etc.
I just read the bit above, and it makes me seem like your standard basement dwelling hikikomori I do get out, and actually have friends, and even a girlfriend! Parties seem to be standard for students anyway, and I’m usually out most nights of the week. I don’t drink alcohol though (there are reasons), so I have time and money to spare compared to others Oh yeh, I’m also quite involved in martial arts, and I’m currently studying Aikido (Fudoshin style), and I’ve also trained in various other arts such as Nam Pai Chu, Jujitsu, Shotokan Karate, Kendo, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai as well as sports like Rugby and Archery :S
So yeah, I have a fairly active life