Hey guys, welcome to the new url for my blog. Before we get down to business, let’s have a moment of silence for my old site domain. You have served us well, fantasticmemes.wordpress.com. I will never forget the good times I had with you. Dare I say that it was fantastic?
But alas, fantasticmemes.wordpress.com, your time has passed, and now I’ve moved on to greener domains.
Although this blog is still called Fantastic Memes for the time being, I have long been aware that I don’t actually write about internet memes very much. That’s why I named the new url after my internet handle, because it gives me the leeway to change the blog name in future to something more reflective of what I actually do around here. But for now, I’m still attached to Fantastic Memes, and I’m sure you are too.
I paid for the new site domain with the profits I’ve made from the translation/reviewing commission service I opened earlier this month. So thank you to everyone who made use of my services! Of course, even if you didn’t ask for a commission, I’m really grateful for your continued readership. My hope is that I can provide even better updates and services in the future. I also want to start using some of the money I earn to support other artists whose work I admire greatly.
Speaking of my commissioning service, I made some changes to the price for commissioning an article. Commissions will now cost a flat fee of 50 AUD, and you can also request editorials on any topic related to Japanese pop culture. More info on the commissions page.
Other than that, nothing much has changed on the blog. In my personal life, however, change is very much on the horizon.
I will be graduating from university this year. I don’t know where my life is headed after this, but one thing is for certain: I want freelance writing and translating to be a part of my career. This blog has played an important part in developing my writing skills and connecting me with people over the years, so of course I want to keep it.
When it comes to maintaining the blog in my working life, I know I have two choices ahead of me: reduce the amount of time I spend on it, or try to earn a few dollars to make it more sustainable.
I’m really happy with the commissions system so far. I’ve found that it’s a good way to earn revenue without putting up ads or asking for donations. I don’t want to feel indebted to anyone, and I don’t want anyone to feel bad about not donating. If you’d like to show your appreciation for me, you can do so by continuing to read this blog and sharing my posts with your friends.
It doesn’t take much to put a smile on a frog’s face!
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi is the coolest thing this season. It’s just so polished in every aspect. Please read iblessall’s article on Crunchyroll about the cinematography if you haven’t already.
I caught up with the Assassination Classroom manga and… wow, it’s great. It takes the most predictable turn towards the end, but I was surprised at how emotionally invested I’ve become in Class E and their struggles. I doubt that the anime will get to the really thrilling parts, though.
I know that light novel fans are usually dead wrong when they say this but… the Grimgar light novel is better than the anime, I swear. Also, the fan translation is really, genuinely, honest-to-god good. And I’m not just saying that because I translate for Nano Desu or anything! (Really!)
I spent two months playing the Comyu visual novel on-and-off and… I quit. The Ayaya route filled me with existential despair due to its overwhelming crappiness. It’s a shame I was compelled to drop it because Comyu was actually pretty entertaining for the common route, although if the MC remembers the red colour one more time I will throttle him god damn it.
I am obviously the best character in Konosuba.
You must agree with me. of course. I mean, why else would you read a blog with the url “frogkun.com”? Think about it.