Hey everyone. As I mentioned before in my rant for chapter 40, I have been having a great day even though I’ve only been awake for 2 hours. There are a couple of reasons for that and I want to get it out of my system through a post. So feel free to read this or ignore it, whatever you to do.
First off, my younger brother is coming home to visit from California for the weekend and he’s supposed to come in today. For some, it might be a bit odd that I, a 22-year-old guy still currently living with his parents, am happy about my 20-year-old (?) brother coming to visit when he only left at the end of January, but I can’t help it. He was like my constant friend throughout most of my life. I’m a bit of a family man, even if I don’t interact with my family as much as I should.
Second, I was extremely hyped about reading the latest chapter of One Piece. Luffy’s Gear Fourth was so freakin’ awesome.
*screams like a big guy failing to scream like a fangirl*
……Okay, so I didn’t scream, but I was still really excited about it. I was practically smiling half way through my drive to work today just remembering it. If you haven’t noticed it by now, I am a fan of One Piece. I really hope that they make a figure of it in the future.
Huh? What was that? What do I mean “figure”?
Oh yeah, you guys shouldn’t really know about it but I collect One Piece figurines. I do occasionally get things other than One Piece, but most of my collection is for One Piece. If you guys want, I could take some pictures of my collection and share it with you guys.
Well anyway, the third reason is that someone asked me about if I would make another Japanese lesson video. I’m ecstatic that someone asked me on what was going on with that project. I’ve been a bit busy with school recently, as you could see with my rant for chapter 40. Actually right now, I am taking 5 classes this semester while doing my 8 hour job. 3 classes have me going to the campus and 2 are online. Well enough of my complaining.
As I said in my reply to their message, I have set a deadline for myself to make another video. That deadline is May 8th since my classes should be over by then. So for those of you that were hoping to see more of those videos, that’s the status of that. For those of you that don’t really care, sorry for wasting the few seconds you took to read that part.
And those were the four reasons that I am so happy today.
Eh? What do you mean “four”, you say? There were only three?
Well, let me give you some words of wisdom:
There are three types of people in the world, those who can count, and those who can’t.
I am really sorry about that. I tend to loosen up when I am feeling happy or exhausted, both mentally and physically.
Seeing as how I am feeling so great, I decided in the time that I wasn’t reminiscing about the One Piece chapter on my way to work that I would talk to you guys about this. I want to make a bit of money from you guys.
*slaps self in the face*
Other me: How could you say such a thing to your readers!?
Me: What are you talking about? We both know that we’ve been thinking about doing that from the beginning!
Other me: I know, but still, you’re not supposed to tell them that!
Me: Well, how else are we going to start?
Other me: ………I don’t know! But still, I’m ashamed of you!
Sorry your had to read that. But yes, it is true, I had thoughts of making money off of you guys from the beginning and I apologize for betraying your trust.
The reason that I haven’t done so until now is that I haven’t done anything to earn your money up until now. I can’t take your money for the translations because that isn’t my work, any money to be given should go to the author of Sendai Yuusha. I was thinking that I would accept donations from people that went and bought the original but I was too shy and embarrassed to ask for money. Another plan was part of the original reason I started the learn Japanese videos. I wanted to accept donations from people who thought that the videos were actually worth paying a bit of money for. But I only wanted to do that after I made quite a bit of progress with it. Only until now, there has only been two videos with a long break until now. Not really donation worthy.
So I was thinking, why don’t I get your guys’ opinion on this? Tell me what you guys think, lay it all on me. Praise me, hate me, give me all you got. Give me some ideas. I feel that I’m asking a lot but seeing as how I loosened up, this is the best time to ask.
This is the end of my rant. Thanks for reading all the way through.