Happy New Year to all you Blog-Tickers.
User redddraig, thank you for your post on the Buck-Tick English language livejournal community. As always, I'm touched by how many people still appreciate Not Greatest Site after all these years. This January marks our sixth anniversary! While we've got nothing on Buck-Tick it still gives me a bit of vertigo just thinking about it...
In any case, we are switching hosting services, which will require temporary closure of the site. We are NOT closing for good, so don't worry. However, please do not archive my translations. There are many reasons for the long delay in updates and for the transfer of hosting, but one of the big reasons is: I have written a completely new set of Buck-Tick lyric translations! They are improved in accuracy and readability, and in some cases, in singability! Over the years, I think I've improved a lot as a translator, in addition to gaining a great deal more insight into the meanings of the individual songs. Therefore, I would really like you all to, rather than archiving my old work, to enjoy reading my new work...I promise, the new site will be open very soon.
Thank you all so much for your support over the years. Your thanks are the only pay I get for doing this, so if you enjoy reading Not Greatest Site, please drop me a line and let me know :)
I really enjoy NGS, so I can't wait for the update! :D
always thank you >///<ReplyDelete
Thanks~ I love that site and has helped me a lot the past 4 years I've been a fan :DReplyDelete
I only recently got into Buck Tick and I found your 'Not Greatest Site' to actually be the greatest site!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for all your hard work. I look forward to reading the new improved version. :)
I'm bummed you're closed for a while, but I want to say thank you SO MUCH for all your hard translation work. Buck Tick is my favorite band, and I'm in the process of learning Japanese right now in preparation for moving there for work next year. Trying to make sense of the songs and then checking them against your translations is both great fun and really good practice! I can't wait to see your new site once it's online!ReplyDelete
Hello, this is redddraig. My ID from LJ is not being recognized so I am trying it under anonymous. Thank you for your continued work and I look forward to reading your new translations. I realized you were only going to be absent for a time and suggested archiving (also a friend's idea)to use in that absence. I will be happy to spread the word of your new site when you have it ready. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Cool, can't wait to read your new translations / thoughts on the songs.ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your hard work, I hope Not Greatest Site and Buck Tick will both be around for a long time to come ^^
We are excited for the new version of Not Greatest Site and appreciate all of your hard work! <3ReplyDelete
Always reading you!!ReplyDelete
Please keep on doing this great work!
I wonder if i can invite you for a cup of tea once I'm back to Tokyo..^^ Anyway,
NGS is NSG (Non-Stop-Greatest!)
Thank you very much!!!!
I use the site alot. I cant wait for the new translated lyrics.ReplyDelete
Don't worry guys, I'm not pissed that you may have archived my stuff. I'm just saying, the site renewal is for the purpose of improving the content, so I'd prefer you to look at the new stuff. I'm currently hard at work getting the new site online, so stay tuned.ReplyDelete
If you have offers of tea and cookies, feel free to email.
Thank you for all your hard work!!ReplyDelete
Can't wait for the updates! (^-^)/
Greetings from Belize! Love the site and I really appreciate all the hard work you guys put into making the site what it is! For fans, like myself, who don't understand the language, NGS hast been my most valued resource for finding information, lyrics, and images about the B-T.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to see the new site!!! And, as always, thank you soo much for the hard work!! xxxReplyDelete
many thanks for all your wonderful work :) i just cannot imagine my past year without the website and your blog :) many cheers ;)ReplyDelete
you are the best! <3ReplyDelete
You'll never know how much I love you for what you do and I can't thank you enough. When I first got into BT, NGS was my primary resource for lyrics and translations without which I wouldn't have been able to understand the band at all.ReplyDelete
I also loved reading the extra notes you added at the end of some of the song translations.
If possible I'd like to see some of your comments, be they for added explanation/understanding or just how you feel about the song, for every song.