It's been a while since I've made an update here. There's a number of reasons for that, some of which are actually not pure laziness on my part for once. Early last year I started taking some professional translation work. Part of the agreement when I started was that I was going to have to give up fansubbing. The plan, at the time, was to put out a few last things to try and give some closure to my projects then, after that, retire from fansubbing.
Obviously, this has not happened yet. Between work and school, I've been distracted from getting around to those releases and a good amount of time has passed. At the moment, I'm still pretty busy, so I don't expect to have anything out in the next month. However, it being New Years, I figured I should let you all know where things stand on our main projects.
Aim for the Ace - This is actually at a good stopping point. I had bought the Blu-Ray for the movie with the intent of doing it, but there's a nice encode of that out now. ILA subs for the movie are pretty bad in spots, but not unwatchable. Hopefully someone else will pick up the OVAs. (Apologies to the person who sent me raws for those. If it's any consolation, the Black Jack short you were asking about has been translated and released here.)
Babel II - Not being able to get this done is one of my biggest regrets. I love this show. There will be a couple more releases of this. I intend to put out the last two episodes of the first season (25 and 26) which should give closure to the story for those who are watching it. Episode 12 was more than half-translated, so maybe that too, but it'll depend on how much time I have between now and the release.
Baldios - Dropping the TV series. To be honest, this would probably have taken forever to get done even if
I hadn't had to stop. It's a decent show, but I just don't love it the way I do Babel II. Watch the movie if you want to know how it ends. We -may- do a v2 of the movie. Being one of the first things I ever translated, the subs could use a translation check and editing pass.
Dodgy has R2 DVDs for most of this show, so anyone who wants to take over doing the TV series should probably pester him for raws.
Mars - This has always been our least popular project, but it's close enough to the end that it's going to get finished. The show is, admittedly, kind of bad so I know no one else will pick it up if I drop it. Also, no one in their right mind would ever license this, so I have no reason to feel bad about finishing it.
Random Other Stuff - There were a number of random side projects that I had been toying around with, but most of those have so little done on them that I can't justify finishing them. I don't think anyone but me had done any work on them (or in many cases even knew they existed), so I don't feel bad about shelving them. It's probably safe to assume anything I've mentioned wanting to work on but that hasn't been released yet falls under this category.
At the moment, I'm thinking I'll do the remaining releases as a big batch on the fourth anniversary of this blog in May. So, if there's something I owe any of you that I'm forgetting, let me know before then and I'll see what I can do.
Oh, also, since I never did a release post for it here, I should mention we released the Layzner OVAs in cooperation with /m/subs a while back. Release post for those is here.