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2020 saw an increase of views which I didn’t expect seeing as there was a drop in the year before.
Finished translating one out of six character routes for Dormitory Love (as well as translating all the common events from scratch) which is a big win for me. Have started on a second character, fingers crossed!
The drama CD buying guide got its first 1000 views which came into one of the most read posts last year. I do hope it’s useful.
There is an updated goal on my Ko-Fi which includes helping me pay my insurance, dog food, savings as well as saving for a laptop battery replacement for the long-term. It’s running out of power pretty quickly and it’s the device I use to work on.
If you are financially able to and enjoyed what I’ve written here, you can give me a cuppa or consider commissioning a translation from me :3
There will be exclusive updates on Ko-Fi such as sneak peeks or mini-updates for blog content and Dormitory Love.
My posts will always be available to read in its entirety for free, right here.
Thank you for reading what I’ve written so far! I’m curious as to what will come next.
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63 vocal songs released from 2018 to the present are now playable on Spotify from outside Japan. I also confirmed this with my own account (SEA region). Woohoo!
I understand that it’s only a handful compared to the 600+ songs that were released but surely we can hope that it’ll be made available to us fans outside Japan soon.
Asu he no Parade, featuring Oscar (Angelique), Hinoe (Haruka 3), Chinami (Haruka 4), Tougane (Corda 3/4), Rayne (Neo Angelique) and Nobunaga (Geten no Hana) is also the theme song for the brand’s 25th anniversary.
Some of the albums include new tracks from Angelique’s new vocal collection, event-exclusive vocal songs from Dandism and Abunai Romance, Corda 4’s SONGFUL and VOICEFUL as well as the vocal collections for the recently released Haruka 7!
How is everyone doing? I haven’t wrote here in a while because of an error with saving drafts which really ticked me off, more than once.
Anyhow, we picked up several Vita ports and DLCs from the final Neoromance sale on the Japan PSN. Seeing as I’ve got Marutono’s DLC, I bought Corda Octave along with a how to-doodle book from Amazon JP that I might write about on another post.
We also got a Nintendo DS (rose gold even, how lucky!) a while ago. I’ve been playing TokiMemo Girls Side 2, Miss Princess!, Art Academy and Angelique Duet. Not all at the same time, LOL.
Lumiale’s harp playing is such a joy to listen to!
Books-wise, I’ve been reading on and off. Nothing interesting really, though I’m on a manga-phase as I’m writing this.
My mental state is hitting one rough patch after another. It’s exhausting to just be hanging by the thread. But one moment at a time, eh?
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
The installed version doesn’t respond when tapping on titles in search results.
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 to make it usable.