Sorry for not checking in for a week (or 8 days really) again. To be honest, it will start happening more frequently. With new releases slowing down, I think I need a bit of a break, so in lieu of my weekly update, I’m giving this notice. Managing the site has become tiring for me, and people who paid attention to my anime site might start worrying that I’ll quit. I don’t think it’ll come to that because, unlike with my anime rips, I do want to continue doing rips for myself if nothing else (and I’ll still upload them because why not?). It’s more like a mix of changes in my life over the past year or so and getting behind on everything I had hoped to do for this site has made it, to be quite honest, stressful. I already have enough of that from work (and I probably need a vacation too…).
I also let the scope of this site get a bit out of hand back when I had both more time and motivation. Now that I have less of both, I’m pretty much overwhelmed by all of that. I’ll have to also seriously consider narrowing the scope of what I do for this site. What that will entail, I’m not sure. I’ve somewhat (not actually seriously) thought about seeing if anyone wanted to contribute to the site management while I mostly stick to doing rips. I figure that it would be just better to contribute to one of the various other fan sites instead, especially since my username is kind of attached to this one (would be a bit weird to have someone else managing a site with my username). I don’t think either will happen anytime soon. It’s more just one of many ideas that I’ve had that I quickly dismissed.
So I’m going to slow down and just release things at my own pace until more new stuff comes out. To everyone who has requested stuff and I mentioned that I’d put it on my list of things to do, well, first, I apologize. Second, I do still have that list on my computer. It’s just the list has gotten really long, and, realistically, I won’t get around to doing that stuff on the list anytime soon. As in, I wouldn’t actually count on it happening, but I also won’t guarantee that I won’t eventually get around to it on a whim.
Anyway, I guess I still do have the audio rips for the UTAFUMI Blu-ray. I guess that’ll be my first project on this slow and not-so-steady pace that I’ve somewhat been taking already but am now making “official”. I haven’t started them yet. Again, I should emphasize the slow part of this process. After that, well, I did mention a while back that I never did the menu videos and FLAC audio for PERSUASIO. I’m not sure if anyone cares about that, and I usually don’t bother keeping the FLAC tracks in my main media folder, so unless someone specifically requests it, it’ll be at the very bottom of my to do list. I did also mention h.265 tests, but I think those will be cancelled for now.
Also, did anyone still want any torrents for recently released stuff? I had mentioned that I would do torrents, but if no one is interested anymore, I’ll probably skip them.
And just in case anyone wonders, no, this has nothing to do with any legal pressure or anything along those lines. It really is about my mental state, lack of time, and all of that.
So, again, I’m sorry for disappointing everyone and not following up on stuff that I’d said that I’d do. I’m not going to bother reiterating my excuses since I know they won’t really mean anything. I’m disappointed in myself, but I felt it was best to just be honest and not drag it out. As I mentioned, this won’t be an end for this site, even though it might sound like the beginning of the end. I may end up seriously reducing the scope of this site, but I do want to continue doing rips, just at my own pace. Will I get back to a faster pace in the future? Maybe, but I wouldn’t count on it, barring me suddenly getting rich and being able to retire early…
The Ninja Panda