Anyplay – An unlimited audiobook streaming service

Anyplay is an audiobook streaming service that gives you unlimited listens to audiobooks published by HarperCollins, RecordedBooks, Grupo Planeta and Scholastic, to name a few.

Their website states there are at least content available in more than 25 languages and about 200,000 audio books. The service is also available in 150 countries.

I’m really keen to see what else is available because I still don’t see other languages besides language study books yet.

On the iTunes app page, it lists the subscription cost as 9.60 USD a month and 86.39 USD a year.

Edit: Prices depending on where you live and you’re charged at your local rate and currency which is a plus in my book 🙂

Not sure how other audiobook services (Audible, for instance) would compare but I like how this doesn’t feel intimidating to use. Just choose a title and you can start playing.

There is a 7-day trial which requires a payment method but doesn’t charge until the trial is over.

There is a good variety of titles available when it comes to fiction and non-fiction (I believe). The curated playlists are all right but you’re better off searching for authors or narrators. Occasionally the ‘more by author’ doesn’t show all the titles either.

A bookmark function would be great as it doesn’t really resume where you left off, even though I saw it once but never after.

There is a sleep timer, a choice of listening speed, and a chapter list (which lists the cumulative audio length, which I find odd).

Initially, I found the Android app and downloaded it first but it’s a huge disappointment seeing as

  1. The installed version doesn’t respond when tapping on titles in search results.
  2. You can fix this by joining the beta program but this leads to constantly being signed out.

So I tried the iOS app. It’s much more functional and looks better as the Android app doesn’t show very well on my phone.

With the varied content and the availability of the service in my region, I can see myself subscribing to this audiobook service, though bugs on the Android app needs a good ironing out.

Find it on AppStore / Google Play.

July 2020 – General update

I’ve been working (and still am!) on things like trying to get a hustle off the ground, some paid work that came in and a bunch of things that leaves me behind on my side projects (the blog and Dormitory Love’s translation). Hopefully, I hope to get back into both things in mid-August or so.

SDCC (Comic-Con) will be virtual this year and one of my fave artistes, Darren Hayes will be appearing on Lights, Camera, LGBTQI-Identity! Never Alone with a bunch of other people like contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race (and more!) for the Pop Culture Hero Coalition to spread its anti-bullying message.

The video will be available to watch when it goes live this Friday/Saturday, depending on your timezone.

Then there’s DC FanDome which will be a 24-hour virtual convention for fans worldwide. It’ll be in multiple languages besides English. I’m also super excited for this because of possible announcements for Young Justice’s season four!!

Edit: I’m adding Justice Con (#JC2020) into the list too because Zack Snyder, Jay Oliva, Ray Porter, Ray Fisher and a lot of other people from the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement will be having panels online.

There are two donation drives going, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Ink to the People where you can buy merchandise and it will also go to the ASFP.

How is it going for all of you?

Dormitory Love spring+summer June 2020 Update

I’ve finished the draft for all the events in the common route and working on Felix’s at the moment. The prologue is also translated from scratch.

Turns out I only translated till the hot spring event for Felix so there’s still a lot of ground to cover, apologies for the incorrect assumption.

I’ve made a page to track my progress and Mirin-san made a mini video with Ling’s voice seeing as he only appeared once in the demo’s prologue and he skipped going to see the cherry blossoms with the rest of the group.

The Japanese demo is now updated for its cast change and some fixes. It also includes the flower-viewing event as a bonus! Find the demo here.

Or watch it below. (Sorry about certain clunky places in the video.)

Demo for Dormitory Love spring+summer.

Lastly, you can always read snippets and WIPs of the game’s translation on Tumblr!

Thanks for reading ✨

Golden Hour by Matchaa Studio

Golden Hour is a visual novel/otome game on mobile that is set in the Philippines that also showcases the Pinoy culture.

The game is currently in development with Rui’s route currently out on beta (as of May 2020). This post will be updated as I play.

Read their Kickstarter update for Rui and Kouya respectively with my thoughts of Rui’s route after the cut!

Isn’t the trailer the cutest?!
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Delving into DC Universe

Before I begin, I’m new to DC. I know Superman and Batman. That’s pretty much it.

So one day, after getting hooked on Young Justice, I decide to dig deeper.

DC Universe is a streaming service with all kinds of DC content. Comic books, TV shows and movies, live-action and animated as well as a community where members can hang out and chat.

So what’s special about it?

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