Well guys, now that UBW is over, this is the moment that I’m stepping down and putting my fansubbing adventures on the shelf. I’ve been fansubbing since mid-late 2009, and it’s now about 6 years later. I guess all good things must come to an end. My first show was Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood with Tomodachi.
I haven’t really found fansubbing fun for a while now, but together with the guys who worked on UBW we managed to get through it. We’ll still be doing the Blu-rays in october’ish but this will be the last release I officially work on. I’ve been running UTW for over a year now, and besides some other guy, I’m the last original staffer left. Well that’s not true actually, UTW has pretty much always run itself, even when Raze was around, though he managed to get stuff done more often than not.
My reason for retiring is as mentioned above, as well as my spare time being put towards studying these days. I’m doing a Bachelor of Animation, for whatever that’s worth. It’s kinda fun, but the amount of homework is kinda killing me because I like my free time, and well I don’t have a huge amount of it these days. But that’s where my focus will be these days, and people can still find me on Rizon if they need me. I’ve been on IRC way too long to leave it now, it’s a part of me I guess you could say.
I’ve pretty much done most jobs in my fansubbing career, besides translating of course, but I mostly focused on encoding and typesetting, with a bit of timing/karaoke stuff when I had to. I’ve done other things too, but they’ll only be known to the people that know them. I’ve seen things change dramatically and well for the most part streaming companies do an OK job, not great, but OK. I’m glad to see this is the case at least, because when I first started, I had hoped that one day we’d see legal subs that are extremely accessible. We have that today, and so I feel I can sit back now and know that there is at least some alternative out there.
I can’t tell you what is happening with Cinderella Girls, but I do know that hopefully it’ll be done. That’s all I can say really.
And well to everyone who has supported me over the years, I guess a thanks is in order, so thanks guys. And to all my friends I’ve made fansubbing who’re no longer around, I had a great time guys, pop in and say hi someday.
What’s over is over though, and I’ll never forget the good times that I had, so thanks to all the guys I’ve worked with over the years, you’ve really made it fun.