Summary [14-20]

Well, nothing happened. I just worked, and worked more. Painted, I think, 4 things, and received commissions for another 4. Made two really good looking necklaces. The rest were translations that left me with little time to read.

Saw a wet, but seemingly jolly little birdy today, a very beautiful little thing, with clay-red head, and green-blue shoulders. Dropped him a few bits of the bread I was carrying. While brave little fella didn’t fly away with the relatively close proximity to a human, it still waited for me to back the hell away from the offerings before it started pecking at them.

Been drinking liters of cold brew tea due to the heat, and today, finally, it’s raining! Oh, chill air, how welcome you are. Tho don’t stay, and give some warmer days back now and again, okay?

The Wolf Among Us 2 – 2018

The Wolf Among Us 2
Series: Fables
TellTale Games
Genre: Adventure game, interactive movie

After 3 years from the last chapter in first The Wolf Among Us season of this wonderful game, we can finally start waiting for the second one! We might even get the first chapter as soon as next year, in 2018! I cannot believe this, because I no longer expected it. There’s comics that follow the fable stories, and while I have not read them, thou I plan to, the mere existence of theirs is what made me think there’s no reason to expect a second game. I am so very happy I was mistaken!

 

In a neon-drowned noir type of detective story, a world where humans are called “mundanes“, live people from the fables. The real ones, the dark, gruesome, and scary. These are not your Disney characters. Some of these people barely escaped death, hunted by monsters, witches, or their own parents, or step-parents, as often happens. Princes, and princesses aren’t much happy having to learn to be salesmen, waiters, cashiers, be unable to afford the lavish lifestyle they used to have. They feel like they deserve more for what they were. Much like the regular folk feel they get too much as it is. Those who don’t look human – must buy charms to look human, or risk be taken to the farm, where beings who were either too big, too great to be made look human, or had too little conscious mind in them live. No one wants to get there. That place is a nightmare come true. Tension is steady at all times, and so, while we already solved the mystery of dying prostitutes in the first season, I’m sure there’s no end to bad things that might happen here still.

Summary: 07-13

On Monday friend visited me, we walked around, seeing sights, burning to a crisp. It was a pretty nice day, even tho it threatened to rain a bit – it didn’t. I burned my face quite a bit, but it already passed (yes, I peeled like a snake). At home we watched The Family, a gangster movie, right up my alley ❤

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There’s this path leading to no where (I guess it was a small port for small leisure water vehicles), away from canal. I love that place to bits. For one, it has asphalt covered sides on each side – I’m a city child, I don’t find pleasure in taking off bugs that get from grass on me, so I really preferred sitting on that. Then, at the end, there’s really just nothing. Stairway leading down, into the water, and a sharp cut-off, secured with cement blocks. There’s nothing but the sounds of waves there.

Later in week I was told some of the postcards already securely reached their destinations, so that was a happy little surprise. Got some banana flavored tea too, unusual, and most likely will get sent away to other tea lovers out there, but I’m glad for the chance to try all of the things!

The best thing, I guess, is the fact that we got a washing machine! In our small town we don’t have the laundry machines to wash our clothes, so every day after work, I’d wash my jogging clothes, and work clothes by hand, which is irritating, a bit wasteful on water (by hands I can’t wash it out as good, so I don’t let it get as dirty either: where I could wear the same jeans for two, three days maybe, and then wash it in washing machine, by hand – I cannot risk it, the goddamn ends drag across everything, and collect all they bloody can), and time consuming, same time I could use for doing more work. So now I can relax a tiny little bit.

I also finished a painting for a friend, her Original Character from The Witcher Saga fan-fiction, Yrdenne, and started reading “Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue“, which is just bloody amazing, really. And today we made carrot jam! I hate carrots, but I like this jam a lot.

 

Peter Likes Books

I found this wonderful charismatic persona on YouTube (BookTube variation). Of course, I found him due to people who are capable of noticing these wonderful gem channels, for I myself am a little lame about it… So, it’s more like, they found him, and showed him to me.

Peter is American, married to a wonderful man, with a bunch of dogs. A son of an alcoholic mother he himself fought, and won against his own addictions, and today we can watch him on four channels, where he actively posts every day! I mostly love leaving his longest vlogs on, even if I already watched it, to play in the background while I do home chores. Feels like having a friend around, since he’s the kind who still wishes to find more people, friends, and all of mine live very far away, so it makes sense to watch a “friend” (who, in this case, doesn’t know you even) on their vlogs. Yes, I’m a bit weird.

[Book Channel]; [Vlog Channel]; [Healthy Life Channel]; [Drama Channel]

 

Cyberpunk 2077 : Classes

According to Mike Pondsmith, the creator of CP 2020 tabletop RPG, upon which CDPR are building their CP77, and at last gave us some details about the upcoming “groundbreaking” game, which we will likely see in 2077, we can expect classical classes!

These said classical classes would be these:

:bulletgreen: Rockerboys – rock stars who use music and charisma to fight authority
:bulletblue: Nomads – corporate exiles blackballed from employment, who roam the highways in in modern tribal gangs
:bulletyellow: At least two different kinds of hackers, one of which use cybernetic interfaces to roam the Internet in VR
:bulletred: And journalists. Because Spider Jerusalem proved them to be awesome too.

Best of all, seems this won’t be the only classes either. How many more? When? Who knows?… As CDRP often says: Soon.

It’ll be done when it’s done

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P.S.: Come visit our group in dA, we’ll be your best artwork providers, when they finally release the game!

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[Anno Decadence 2077]

Summary 31-06

A lot of translation offices I have contacts with had people run off for vacation, so my week was hectic. Between three jobs of my own, I took a couple emergency pieces from them too. Worst one was a pro bono for a friend, a death certificate.

At the start of the week I raided the bookstore, first time in like 3 years I actually bought a book, and 7 postcards. The book is “The Last Wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski, a republished, and retranslated piece (we had our translations way before the first game even came out), so I’ve counted it as work practice – translation comparison. And the seven postcards went to: 4 to Germany, 1 to New Orleans (USA), 1 to Asia (can’t spell the country, so I won’t), 1 to Bulgaria. I’m a little worried about the Nola one, because they’re having floods, and these postcards are biodegradable, not very happy about the possible water.

The Witcher book is beautiful, tho inside it has the Wolf Medallion drawing, which kinda looks like raccoon?… Didn’t make a picture, too lazy. The bookmark, in the meantime, seems to have visited Captive Prince trilogy. “Hello, lover

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I’ve gotten myself a haircut, mohawk is back, and my head is getting some air. I look like a human being again! Oh, and when I went to post office… Well, I had to go twice. Each time I got caught in the sudden heavy rain that ends fast, but leaves you drenched to the bone. BUT! It was very warm, nice, and I don’t regret a thing.

On, and then there’s this:

Death Note: Netflix Movie

Death Note
Netflix 2017 August 25th
Genre: Occult Detective, Psychological Thriller
Director: Adam Wingard
Country: United States
Language: English, Japanese, Russian

Loosely based on manga of same name by Tsugumi Ohba, and Takeshi Obata

I am a fan of manga, which I read back to back. I loved the anime pretty good too, thou manga was still better. I even watched those fairly weird movies. Heck, they were absolutely watchable. I think they even aired on our native television, at least a couple if not all of them. So now I await this American production, with hope, and healthy dose of fear.

One naughty smart-ass Death God (Shinigami) “accidentally” dropped his book onto the Earth. The same notebook in which you can write down a name (if you know the person’s face too*), and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the way of death… And they die. Ryuk (Ryuuk) was curious to see what might happen if this notebook ended up in human hands. To his utter joy the notebook ended up in angsty, and righteous hands of a young adult, a guy from Seattle (previously known as Light Yagami from Japan), so the project “let’s see what happens” has started well!

*There’s a power that allows you to know the name if you see a face, but that power costs…

Log: 08.01

The week has just begun, and there’s already bunches of stuff happening!

The new translation company I started working with uses this new (for me), and ridiculous system of payments. Ridiculous, because the system requires minimum of 50e for withdrawals. Meaning you have to get a full paycheck before it allows you to take it. What’s the damn point in that if you’re hobbyist etsy seller, for instance? (thou etsy now offers direct payments, and they’re very dutiful about it)

Last month we only had a couple of small works, so my full paycheck for the first month  was 50e, but then after taxes it’s about 43e, so I’ll get paid with this month. Or rather, I’ll be allowed my money then. It’s not deadly, since it’s not the only company I work with, but it’s still mighty unpleasant.

Currently I’m allowing myself a couple hours of free time to read a book, and evaluate the translation. This is a re-published book of A. Sapkowski “The Last Wish“, first book, and first collection of short stories in The Witcher Saga. We had these translated for us long before the first game was ever released, by real good publishers (thou funny covers). But this, so far, seems pretty good too. Translator has a good baggage of words, even thou some of them are funny in our language, and thus takes out a bit from this dark atmosphere Witcher books have. But other than that – it’s pretty fine.

They better not make next book “Blood of Elves“, or I’ll be bloody mad.

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Summary Log

The week was odd to say the least. Some things went great, others were bad, and some were superbly upsetting. Most of the bad things are either the same old: extreme lines to doctors, sometimes as far away as 8 months, while my mother is in pain today. Other things are not mine to tell. In general, I’ve not much to tell, there was just so much work, that nothing really happened due to it.

Best thing that did happen tho, was this:

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Mail from Germany, look at that damn envelope ❤ I feel like Oscar Wilde just holding it.

Oh, and today starts new series of “Starkevicius” (that’s a joke they told), so I’m awaiting that eagerly.