Thank you all once again for coming to Nantonaku for your Sayu/Gaki blog translations. We’re always grateful that our hobby can turn into your source for information.
At the same time I have to admit that I have not been doing nearly enough as much as I wanted to with the site. It’s a funny thing to reflect on as I’ll be constantly switching between I (Invis) and we (Nantonaku) as I talk about this, because well, I have to admit I’m virtually all that’s left of Nantonaku. It was a big dream to want to expand Nantonaku beyond it’s original limits, when I had a team and real life was not as big as it is now. I wanted to be able to provide people with more than just blog translations, to try to regain some of the subbing people would enjoy seeing, teach new people how to do what I knew (and is by now probably partially outdated), and to do some of the other features that I had tried playing around with in the past.
Granted, I have happily been a part of the Takamaruyo experience, providing feedback to them and participating in what little way I can as part of the Konya mo TKMR casts, but even then I am merely pulling my way through. As a result I cannot comfortably say that I, or Nantonaku are expanding much through this time on our own.
“So, what does this mean?” you might ask… well, it means we need to rethink our gameplan going forward. You see, Nantonaku-tl.net is actually using the same webspace that Hyakupa once had, and its time is almost up. You could say we were making use of the open space while Hyakupa was evolving into Takamaruyo, and for giving me the space, I am really thankful to them. But with time running down I was presented with the option of purchasing the name and the space myself, taking over the “renting” of the server space and domain name. Based on my own thoughts on how we’re going, I had to turn down the offer unfortunately; I am not made of money, and I don’t believe myself to be giving you enough content to ask for anything from you other than your loyalty as readers.
So what happens? Well Takamaruyo is once again a great help in the matter, we will eventually be moving back into their household, though unlike last time we’ll be in the poolhouse on the side rather than sharing the same common room. To cut the analogy down, we’re going to be getting a subdomain (as in ______.takamaruyo.net) soon and we’ll be transferring activity there so that when this dies, you won’t lose anything.
We’ll be doing our best to make sure that the translations available so far will be maintained (though like our initial move here, pictures may disappear), and that if you are registered here you’ll be able to keep your account. Until then please continue to enjoy things here, look forward to the move, and be prepared to update your favorites/links accordingly.
Does this change anything? Besides the links it shouldn’t do much, I can still expand from there until I’m ready to try out things on my own for real, or I could just maintain what I’m doing now, but in either case I wanted you guys to know what was going on on our end.
No worries, I’m not graduating yet =P,