Ake no Tobari Ch. 202-204

 Nanaten here. Thank you for all thoughts and prayers for my grandmother. I really appreciate it. I am feeling better now.

Now that all that I finally get most of those feelings out of my chest, onto this week's videos. First is an MMD music video I made last month before I went and visit my grandmother for the final time:
I'd been learning MMD for the past year. I was planning on making an MMD music video as part of my Vtube debut (you can see the teaser at the end of my best of 2020 compilation video). But my brother pointed out that I should also learn how to use Raycast. The thing is, instead of using MMD, I was actually using MMM (MikuMikuMoving), a similar software with less intimidating UI, which has small issue with Raycast. Thus I spent over 3 days trying to get Raycast to work on MMM to no avail. Ultimately, I gave up and decided to render the whole music video on MMD instead. It only took two hours. It was vexing, but the end product turned out quite well.

Second music video is my team's entry for HBCB. It's a chorus battle with fantasy setting. Our team's entry is "Zeal of Proud" by Roselia from Bang Dreams. It's been a while since I did an anime cover, and this project is a slow move return towards it.

Third video is a pitch video of my AI Chatbot, Nanabot. As I mentioned, I took a class on building an AI Chatbot, and at the end of the class, we were tasked to create a pitch video on our chatbots. I was supposed to make another chatbot with a team of several people, but personal matters happen, and it was 3 days to the deadline. So I rushed the Nanabot code and submit it as a solo entry.

Fourth video, the most recent, is a stream highlights of my Nexus SMP streams. I just took (some of) the best bits of my stream and put in into a single narrative. Whether this video is canon to the Nexus SMP lore is up to debate.

About these chapters: I was planning these chapters as stretch goal reward for my Don-a-thon stream I had planned for last month, before my grandmother passed away. After her passing, I was unmotivated to do anything for the next week. After a few days of processing stuff, I finally got back on my feet and started streaming again (to less than desired effect)
For context: I am currently raising money to either upgrade my Vtube setup or groceries (one of the two depending on the money raised). And I thought since the last donation stream worked so well and I had fun doing it, I should try it again, this time with more variable releases. So I spent the past week prior to that stream cleaning and typesetting a bunch of chapters until I was spent. In addition, that month, my family pointed out how much I gained weight, so I thought I should stream more Just Dance game as a good incentive to exercise. Put those two together, I am basically dancing my way to get tips, I'm practically a virtual stripper. That's how I got the idea of using a pole dancing as the thumbnail. Afterward, I got too committed to the pole dancing bit, I decided to put THAT as a stretch goal reward for donation. And now here we are...

Oh, before I forget, I'll be doing more of this Just Dance don-a-thon stream throughout June. I'll probably going to do another stream later tonight at 11 PM GMT+8. And for a head's up, here's the stretch goals for the stream (it's safe to scratch Ake no Tobari chapter 202-204 off this list, I had no time to update the list nor translating another Ake no Tobari chapters to replace them).

I will still release these chapters on one-chapter-a-week basis, but by donating, I will release the chapter immediately after the stream just like the last time.

So here are the chapters. Next week will be an Umakawa update just like it was \written on the stretch goal list.

Ake no Tobari Chapter 202:

Ake no Tobari Chapter 203:
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Ake no Tobari Chapter 204:
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Shout-out to this month's patrons:

Tracy Umeda
The Marrer
M. Buttery