Site Update No. 1
Just to let you know about a few things going on in my site.
a) I’ve finished my translation of the Wikipedia article on Promethium, Maetel’s mother in the Leiji Matsumoto universe. You can find it on the sidebar under Alberich’s Dream. This article is 5,000 words long!! I think it could be useful as a reference for anyone watching any Maetel-related stories (TV, movies, manga). It has separate entries for Promethium’s character, activities, abilities each of these entries is broken down into sections for each of the stories she appears in.
b) Also to be found under Alberich’s Dream are my summaries of the Miraizer Ban manga chapters. Miraizer Ban = Doctor Ban = Maetel’s father. I’ve just finished the six chapters of the first volume (there are 3 volumes in all). Frankly, I don’t see how anyone could be interested in plodding through text-only chapter summaries for manga they haven’t read, but my next task is going to be extracting the data that is interesting or relevant, and maybe making a table or a chart out of that.
By the way, the first volume rocked. It’s a shame this was never animated, not only because it would have made for a great show but because it means the manga itself hasn’t generated enough interest to translate into other languages. Anyway, I’ll be picking up the second volume soon.
c) I’ve put my total comment count at the bottom of my sidebar. To make it more exciting (?) I’ve correlated the number with the Western calendar system, so if I reach 500 comments then I will write a blurb on a key event occurring in the year 500 AD. If I ever reach 2,000+ comments then I guess I’ll have to start predicting the future. Anyway, I’ll try to update this daily.
d) I typed in “Promethium Maetel” on the Google Image Search and 12 out of the first 20 images on there are from this blog! At first I thought “Wow, neat” but then I immediately realized how bad this is. How many posts on Gundam would it take me to get on the first page of a Google Image Search?!