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Don't do it. It's just frustrating and confusing.
And yet it's what I spent the last couple days doing on Twitter. :V
Basically, I was discussing with sato-san (a prolific doujinshi artist who is fairly well-represented in my doujinshi collection) about an unauthorized redistribution of one of her fanarts that I had seen. (If you're interested in the conversation leading up to this, you can find it here.) And from there we got onto the subject of shipping names.
I think most people who would care to actually read a blog by me are already aware of this issue, but I feel like writing this all down anyway.
The other day I felt like reading some My Boss My Hero fanfiction. (MBMH, for the record, is an awesome J-drama and I highly recommend it. But this blog doesn't have anything to do with MBMH.) I installed an app for browsing fanfiction.net onto my iPad because I knew that I'd never be bothered to browse the hellhole otherwise.
My 22-year-old brother, not the 14-year-old one.
So last week he was called out to Seattle to have job interviews.
With Google and Amazon.
And he's very confident that he'll get an offer from at least one of them.
FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU WHY CAN'T I BE THAT LUCKY. ASSHOLE.
Oh, well. If he does get one of the jobs and moves to Seattle, that gives me an excuse to go and scout out the game dev jobs out there, since there are
Okay, so how to explain this...
Okay, so I have a fair number of Japanese friends on Twitter, right? So naturally my twitter feed has been full of earthquake news and "I'm alive, I'm okay" tweets for the past 30 hours or so.
In the midst of all this I for some reason decided it would be a good idea to tweet to a fujoshi friend of mine...
"Did you know that Otamaro's English name is チンポール?"
Updated 12th March 2011 at 11:12 AM by Umeko
Last Saturday I participated in a Subway Master-centric paintchat with some Japanese fans. At one point (right after a bunch of people left because it was kind of 5 AM their time), the drawing died down a bit and we started just chatting about stuff, so I brought up the Subway Masters' English names... and I thought the opinions were kind of interesting, so I thought I'd translate and share them. XD
You might notice that I didn't talk very much in this excerpt - I haven't exactly