before the senile me truly leave this internet cafe, i would like to thank kurt rock, kaizer and nakabu for their Juara Wira comic scans. episodes 1 - 5 are truly lost treasures. i believe the comic fans of Juara Wira owe you guys big time. the reboot scan from episode 6 is also well crafted. kudos to you guys.
i may not appear visible in your blogs, but i do visit many times. being invisible is quite fun actually.
as for the senior scan masters, i respect you guys for not giving up. all the best and may you have marvelous days ahead. old and new, good luck everyone in everything you do ^_^
2012 has been a busy and challenging year, be it work, family, everything got tough. especially the second half of it. for the first time in my life, i got the chance to board an ambulance. i was not the one who's sick, but believe me, i almost got sick myself! really, really dizzy i was. worried for the sick, fun crazy drive with the nenong-nenong sound, but gladly everything went well. i'm telling you, once your family members turn over 70 and 80, you'll need a lot of patience and preparation. everything else became lower in my priority list.
as for me, my goodness, my memory is getting worse! i hope i won't become senile way too early. this is just the short story. let's skip the long story, shall we?
as i try to update this almost forgotten blog (senile me), the GUI is already so different i really did scratch my head, a bit. with this, i officially announce that i have finished Wira Tunggal project. episodes 1 - 85 were almost 100% re-scanned and re-edited. very few pages from the old free version were good enough to be included in this final version. so, yeah, no regrets with this one. 300 episodes of high quality and pure love for this comic series. it took me 15 months to do it. crazy? yeah, even my niece told me that. only for 20 sen per episode.
to anyone who makes a full order of the Wira Tunggal series, i will give them free gifts:
1- Cerita Tambahan Wira Tunggal complete 2 parts (freshly scanned), and...
2- Empayar complete 2 parts (also freshly scanned).
as to how to make an order, please go to this page:
yesterday morning, 4.29 am, June 26 2012, i finally finished scanning episode 300 Sang Asura version of Wira Tunggal. I scanned the Wunan version first.
it's a relief, really.
i have completely lost my will to scan a few months back. too tired with the real life, i just can't scan at home.
so the scanning project got stucked at episode 140. the new will was found on May 18 2012.
then i found quite a colony built by termites all through my senjata misteri I and II, 20 episodes juara jalanan I, 13 or 14 books of mutiara naga, what else... other small titles, not legendary, but still wounded me greatly.
Aiiyaaa!!! i joined the termite club!!!
how many months has it been since i updated this blog? even the shoutbox is dead. well, i'll just let it die peacefully. i had mixed feelings about this blog, i couldn't even come back to peek at it. but it's okay now, i guess.
WIRA TUNGGAL PHASE 1: 121 - 300 FINISHED
PHASE 2: 86 - 120 BEGINS
PHASE 3: 1 - 85 ONLY NECESSARY RESCAN ON QUEUE
i'll answer the questions left by you probably tonight before EURO 2012 clash between PORTUGAL AND SPAIN. since it won't show on TV3, i'll have to catch it at a tomyam restaurant.
you know, when my customers started asking about people uploading my scans, i had to defend myself. i don't want them to feel tricked by me. i have left a message in every order: PLEASE DON'T UPLOAD MY SCANS ANYWHERE.
i believe most of them understand my problem. however, what can i do if they choose to ignore the message? in the end, the choice is their hands. for those who didn't upload them, i thank you greatly from the depths of my heart. for those who did, i don't have any words left to say. i have my reasoning, you have yours. good luck for whatever you do. i'll just do what i do best. well, i'll just upgrade the customer order procedure.
oh, before i go home, anyone who thinks that this is about money, you are gravely mistaken. when comparing 20 - 25 sen per episode with 40 minutes of scanning, while the editing time fluctuates between 15 minutes to 1 hour for each episode, i don't think it is too much to ask.
sometime ago, i did mention (that post was deleted because i was super furious at that time) that that my projects are personal. disasters can happen at any time, i'm scanning my comics as a personal backup. others can have them, but i can't give them for free. it is my sweat and time. i do have a say in that, don't i? i will keep scanning even if one day i might stop blogging and sharing news about them, even if no one orders them. at least i did something to save them, right?
arararara (japanese term)... it's maghrib prayers time. well see ya later :D
assalaamu alaikum everyone. i was supposed to be here the day before yesterday, i mean before eid al-adha, but i really, really just couldn't make it.
so, HAPPY EID AL-ADHA to all the Muslims around the world. with this celebration, i hope we can immerse ourselves into thinking about the huge meaning of sacrifice, especially when we have to make very tough life decisions.
umm... i'm suddenly out of ideas of what to say. so... see you later!