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>>/hikki/254: I'll be 24 in July
>>/fg/2494: >>14140 I'm Ready for this!
>>/fg/11392: >>14157 I knew I'd forgotten something…thank you for pointing that out, I've corrected it now.…
>>/fg/11392: >>14160 Oh shit I think it's a sequence about Rust? -First door: The broken vase with …
>>/hikki/5551: >>5556 >I'm argentinian btw I see. In that case, I still can't give you any direct advice, …
>>/hikki/5551: >>5556 You could try Bariloche, although I'm not sure whether they're hiring people or not, wh…
>>/hikki/5551: >>5555 sound advice and great numbers thank you fren uwu I'm argentinian btw
>>/fg/11392: >>14159 Good find, I totally missed that. There is nothing different for Rust in the new areas…
>>/fg/11392: The black hoodie seems different to me. More like a cape or something. It's probably my memory …
>>/fg/11392: It's the first time I notice Sabi has visible breath in the snow areas
>>/fg/11392: >>14155 I didn't have time to check more of the game yet, but I noticed that the Kaibutsu that…
>>/fg/11392: >>14155 THANK YOU based translator anon!
>>/hikki/5551: >>5554 >from sociopathic murder machines that jerk off to assault rifles to overgrown schoolya…
>>/fg/11392: Here it is, the English translation of .flow v0.193. (This went quicker than I expected…) ht…
>>/o/4856: >>4856 hi OP, hope you still check this thread i think tumblr is a good place for finding "ar…
Latest Scanlations by Patchy Illusion Team
I'm gonna attach eyelashes on you, okay?by Ponesuke (LEFD)read or download04/17/2019 *NEW*
Yume Nikki Indification Projectby Ponesuke (LEFD)read or download04/17/2019 *NEW*
I don't know about it, so please teach me!by Ponesuke (LEFD)read or download03/09/2019
Poophair and...by Ponesuke (LEFD)read or download03/09/2019
Effectsby LEFDread or download03/31/2017
We're not dead yet. (Scanlations Update) — by Chesir at 01/25/19 (Fri) 01:42:54
Hello, good news at last. We've got a little present for ubuu in this anniversary. Seisatsu bought 10 doujin books and delivered them to me a few days ago, and lo! They're really wonderful. I'll be setting my scanner to work, once I fix an old computer I have with the needed parallel port to connect it. It makes me a little sad to think that they will suffer a bit once I put them in the scanner, but some sacrifices must be done for the greater cause.



I always amazed me how these have escaped the eye of the fandom for so long, so I'm very happy that we are finally able bring them to you. However, bear in mind that it will take me a while to scan, then transcribe and translate all of these, so I hope you guys will be able to bear with me for a while (although I promise to give you guys some taste of it before it's finished). After I set up everything here, I will prepare something in discord (since, sadly, and as much as it pains me, IRC is dead) for the people interested in helping me, either with the translation, image editing, pasting of text, or proofreading. Stay tuned.

Ubuu has been up and running for 10 years, delivering content related to Yume Nikki since then. We host the translation, we have seen the birth of successful fangames in our boards, and now we deliver translated doujinshi to the fandom. Who can tell what will come next?

Discussion Thread and Teaser Photos
Ten More Years! — by seisatsu at 01/22/19 (Tue) 21:55:04
And just like that, it's been a decade. Somehow I'm not surprised that we're still around, I guess because keeping this place running for as long as possible has always been my intention. 10 years is a nice milestone though, so maybe I'll think of something fun to do with the site.

Late last year, I moved Uboachan to a new server after another website hosted on the same server became infected with viruses. Scans and investigation showed that the infection didn't spread to any other sites, but I set up a new server to be safe. It's needed to happen for a while now anyway; there were software upgrades that couldn't be done in-place on the old OS. We are now running the latest version of Debian, and we've switched HTTP services from Lighttpd to Nginx. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten the Uboachan Archive running with Nginx yet, so that's still broken, but I'll get around to fixing it.

Did you think our co-op scanlation project with Patchy Illusion Team was dead? Think again! About a week ago I bought 10 raw Yume Nikki fan doujins straight from Japan with the help of a generous donor, and shipped them to Patchy Illusion Team's lead scanlator Chesir, who should be receiving them some time in the next few weeks. After that he should have enough material to keep the team busy for a while, while all of the doujins are translated and released. Chesir may need some additional help with this batch, and if so he'll post in the Scanlations Project sticky on /yn/. Expect some teaser photos as well once the doujins arrive from overseas.

The Lost Cities Minecraft Server is also back from the dead, sort of. The map became corrupted, and when recent backups were restored those eventually became corrupted too, leading to the server staying offline for a few months. Eventually we decided to reset the map completely, and hope that the same issue doesn't happen again. However, we're still running the same old plugins, so it should be a similar experience. If anyone's interested, I may be able to package up a working backup of the old map for download, but it's a bit out of date.

Development for the Dream World MUD is on hiatus, but hopefully only for a few months. The server is still up and running, and more features are planned for the future.

Writer continues to be in charge of the moderation staff, while I keep the server and website up and running.

A toast to ten more years!

- Seisatsu
Shift Change — by seisatsu at 05/31/18 (Thu) 12:20:58
I have lost control.

I never wanted the boards to turn out this way. I just didn't know what to do. After the moderation team dissolved, I thought that if I just let discussion continue on its own, and let things operate mostly unfettered, and only stepped in to act on the most egregious situations, the site would stay mostly as it was. I never thought that the atmosphere would degrade to this extent. It's happened so slowly over the past two years, that I guess it was easy for me to rationalize that nothing had changed all that much.

But stepping back and looking at things now, I can't really say that Uboachan is still the dark-but-chill hangout that I had idealized. Threads about topics as innocuous as the weather are derailed into flame wars in short order, and attempts at moderation are met with harsh criticism, suggesting that in the absence of consistent vigilance, this sort of perpetually destructive atmosphere has become the expected norm. Conversation has turned sour. This is not an isolated incident, but something that is happening to threads all over the site. The low-key rage that rests in the background of most imageboards has risen to a fever-pitch, making calm and enjoyable discussion all but impossible. I don't think it's something I can fix just by banning a few users, and I don't think that the current rules would clearly justify doing so anyway.

I didn't want Uboachan to become a place where people actually enjoy being hateful. The hate and anger were supposed to be all tongue-in-cheek, just part of the joke, the colors of Uboachan's unique, dark sense of humor. I feel like a lot of our users don't get the joke anymore. We ended up attracting actual racists, evil wizards, inquisitors, the criminally insane, elder gods, and other unsavory characters, exactly the kinds of people I wanted us to avoid. This isn't just another imageboard, above all else it's a Yume Nikki fansite. At least, it was supposed to be.

Honestly, I haven't had the time and energy to put into this place lately. I'm not a NEET anymore. I've been going to college full-time, looking for a job, and trying to build my own future, all while dealing with an all-encompasing social depression that has made me more introverted than ever. I don't talk to people as much anymore, and often when I try to browse Uboachan, my eyes gloss over the posts and I don't really absorb what I'm reading. I really feel like I haven't been paying attention. As sad as it makes me to say this, I'm not the guy for this job anymore.

So, effective very soon, I will be stepping down. Our long-time staff member Writer, who has been here on and off practically since the beginning, will take up the title of "Owner", and all of the responsibilities and decision making powers that come with it. After a period of transition in which Writer will choose new staff members, revise the rules for the site, and create clear and public rules for the moderators to follow, I will become a regular Admin working under his guidance. I will, of course, continue being the System Administrator, and continue hosting the site.

Thanks for all the good times, folks. It's probably going to be a bumpy transition, but I really think that this is for the best. I hope that most of you can forgive me.

Sincerely,
Seisatsu
What a Rush — by seisatsu at 01/27/18 (Sat) 23:55:34
Wow, what a new year.



We started off January with the server crashing and a downtime of several days while the OS was reinstalled and backups were restored. At the same time, Yume Nikki was re-released on Steam after all these years, with an "official" English translation. And to top it off, a few weeks later a new 3D game inspired by the original was announced, developed by a third party game development company allegedly under the supervision of Kikiyama themselves!

A result of this has been and probably will continue to be a huge boost of interest, injecting new life into the fandom, and bringing levels of activity to Uboachan not seen for some years. We may find that we are surrounded by a newer, younger fanbase which comes from a very different background than many of us. Please remember that you were new once too, and don't treat these new fans with contempt. The atmosphere of this place may change as the world changes around it, but it is fruitless to resent the flow of time. Whether or not the new material lives up to expectations, I think it's fantastic that a new generation can be introduced to a fandom we have enjoyed for over a decade, by the emergence of new content. And hopefully, we'll enjoy it too!

A few more changes have happened on the boards recently. A new board, /yndd/, was created for discussing the new "Yume Nikki - Dream Diary". The /cos/ board was annexed for the time being, and a new board with new rules will take its place this year. This will hopefully prevent the new board from becoming a creepy mess. There is now a dedicated section for download links on the sidebar. And lastly, the board software was updated; though it was mostly if not entirely a bugfix release, some of these fixes were sorely needed.

That's all for now. Happy birthday Uboachan, and happy new year!

- Seisatsu

Art by Moga
Eight Years! — by seisatsu at 01/19/17 (Thu) 22:38:53
Here we are, on a rock, screaming. Happy Birthday!

Wow. Eight years since this place opened up shop and six since I've been the owner. Can you believe that? And we've been so active recently! We must be doing something right.

Things have been mostly uneventful regarding the site since my last post. You'll see though that I recently dropped a couple dead boards and improved the recent posts box. As for the scanlations project, it's not dead, we just haven't had the money to import any of the doujins we wanted to translate. However, I expect to be ordering one or more next week. When they arrive I'll send the scans off to Chesir for translating.

A big thanks to our donors from Uboachan and Sushigirl who covered expenses for the past two months. Hosting is $43 per month and can be a bit heavy for me, so donations are always greatly appreciated. I've left a link at the bottom of this post.

We're staying around and going strong. I hope you're all having fun or getting something useful out of the site, and I'm going to keep the doors open for as long as I can.

Thanks guys,
- Seisatsu

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