Encouraged by the comment of a reader, I'm making this brief post. Obviously, my Shuna scanlation has stalled, again. Here's why:
- Not only did I apply to grad school, but I got into grad school.
- Grad school is more unbelievably busy than I ever imagined.
- My Shuna books are back in my parents' house, four states away. (I'm being generous about that distance. For all intents and purposes, it's more like five.)
- Somehow I seem to have lost the most recent page I was working on.
- As the end of a chapter, page 79 is a good pausing point.
- I'm more interested in other projects right now, with what little free time I have.
So I do apologize for the state of things, paused since February. This project will probably be paused indefinitely, but sooner or later I am bound to become reinvested in it. Many people have sent me some really lovely emails thanking me for what I've done so far. Thank YOU for enjoying this project!
Lastly, here is a little FAQ, based on emails I have received over the months.
Will you send me a compressed archive of the Shuna pages?
No. I don't want to send an enormous *.zip via email and I have no interest in figuring out how to torrent the thing.
Could you send me your original scans?
I'm sorry, but no. My original scans are really large chunks of data, but that's just an excuse. I really don't want to share them.
Could you send me the retouched images, so I can make a Shuna translation in my own language?
Again, no. I think it's absolutely lovely that you want to make it available to speakers of your own language, but I do not want to distribute my hard retouching work or to run the risk of it going without credit. Retouching takes a damn lot of work.
Can I help you retouch the images?
I apologize once more, but the answer is still no. You are welcome to obtain your own copy of Shuna to scan and butcher if you so desire, but I am very selfish about my projects and it would mean a lot more to me if I were to finish this one myself. Even if it does take me several years.
I know none of those answers are especially charitable. I'm sorry. :\ The fact of the matter is that this Shuna work is my infrequent, creative pasttime. I do it for myself. And I am too busy to look into sharing it better. Rest assured, though, when I continue with this project, this community will be the first place to know.