This is a list of what is new at DIES GAUDII.
6 September 2011:
So, um, yeah. I have not updated in a year. A year. Life just happens, you know?
I keep saying that I am going redo this site, but I never feel up to doing it.
As some of you already know, the manga is going to be re-released in English very soon! I am very excited about this!
Perhaps this will be the thing that will rekindle my enthusiasm toward updating this site! I have been participating in my forum lately, hoping to get back into the community.
I hope to post something about the new version of Volume 1 when I actually get my hands on it. You can probably guess what sorts of things I am going to talk about! I am eager to see how they are going to handle the spellings of the terms!
We'll see what happens! If only I could make real promises at this point!
6 September 2010:
An update? Again? Really? Yes!
Well, it's a little update. But an important one.
The "Monsters-of-the-Days" List has finally been updated!
Anyway, I have decided to incorporate my site here with my blog. I am tired of this layout. Unfortunately, actually doing the incorporating has proven to be much more difficult than I thought. Some people are helping me. Stay tuned!
15 June 2010:
Um, yeah, my poor, neglected site, indeed.
Wow, yes, it has been almost a year since I last updated my site. Well, frankly, you can chalk it up to lack of interest and lack of time.
Back in 2008, my wife and I moved into a tiny apartment in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The place was so small that I just did not have any room to unpack any of my Sailor Moon manga. Consequently, I could not do much in the way of research. And there is the fact that I went back to school in the fall of 2008 in order to study Classics.
Now that we are living in a much larger apartment, and it is the summer, and all of my manga is all unpacked, I can get back to updating my site.
There are some parts of my site that need to be revised. But I do not think I need to revise entire articles. For the most part, I think the main points of my site are still valid. It would be hard to improve them.
My “Monsters-of-the-Days” List is going to be one of the first things updated. Since the last update, many people have provided me a lot of useful information regarding some of the names mentioned in that list. I appreciate all of the help!
And, again, I still need to respond to some criticisms of my methodology in trying to determine cogent and rational spellings for names. (The majority of these criticisms, from what I can tell, basically pull a Thomas Kuhn, and what I mean by that is basically summed up in my last update.)
There is one more thing. I have been thinking of incorporating my site here with my blog:
And by that I mean I would like to get rid of this ugly layout and put my articles into entires of my blog. What do you think? Comments are welcome!
Oh, and I just noticed that bits and pieces of DIES GAUDII are 10 years old! Happy birthday to them!
19 June 2009:
Oh my poor, neglected site!
I'm sorry! I'm very, very sorry! I haven't updated my site for almost a year! Wow, it's been that long...
At any rate, I do plan to write more articles for my site. In fact, I have an idea of an article right now! It'll be about the goofy spelling of Demand's name that at least one of those wikis uses, one that apparently the official subtitled version of the anime uses. I mainly want to point out the fact that I see some problems with that goofy spelling. Even with all of the criticisms leveled against the Demand spelling, I still see it as superior to that goofy spelling etymologically, phonetically, and orthographically.
I also want to give another suggestion for the etymology of Metaria.
Also, I have been meaning for years to include an article explaining my methodology of orthography. It really is amazing (and amusing) to me to see that there have been people out there criticizing my (actually everybody's!) methology by basically saying that I'm just "assuming" that standard spellings are the default, thereby justifying the bizarre notion in their minds that my applications of the principle of parsimony doesn't apply -- what could be less parsimonious according to the assumption that standard spellings are the default could be more parsimonious according to the assumption that some other default. And yet the "assumption" of standard spellings are the default is necessary for the entire concept of 美少女戦士セーラームーン to be of any coherence in the first place!
But more on all of that later!
25 July 2008:
Time flies, doesn't it?
I feel bad because there is so much that I want to update here, and yet I really do not have the time to do so. But here is a minor change:
The Guardian Cosmos section of the The Tomb of the Little Known Senshi Error Guide has been updated. Apparently, the author of the site has gotten rid of the "The Guardian...is Chaos?!" thing. That is nice to know.
This is very important: I know that quite a few people have pointed out some errors and whatnot over the past two or so years. If you have corresponded with me since then, and you find that something still has not been updated, please let me know. Please! I would greatly appreciate it. If you know me, you know that I want my information and accurate and sensible as possible.
10 March 2008:
My wife Melissa and I have been living happily here in Fredericton for almost two months now. We are still getting used to things (like doing laundry). We both were at the Animaritime convention in Moncton, New Brunswick all three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). It really was a lot of fun. We met a bunch of great people! I wrote some LiveJournal posts about my experiences: here and here.
(Heh, I wonder how many people actually recognized the name "Ian Andreas Miller.")
29 December 2007:
My wife Melissa got hired by the Council of Archives New Brunswick to be an Archives Advisor, and that means we are going to be moving to Fredericton, New Brunswick next week. Due to circumstances beyond my control (again), I really cannot promise that I'll be able to answer e-mail or post at my LiveJournal until (perhaps) the end of next week. Moreover, all of my BSSM-related material have been packed. Please heed this warning before e-mailing me.
17 September 2007:
The Japanese text on the Eye-Beam or Beam? article was corrupted for a year or so. I finally fixed it.
9 August 2007:
DIES GAUDII has a new home at Genvid! Thank you, Jay!
Be careful! You might find lots of broken links. If you find one, just use
diesgaudii.genvid.com instead of antares7.absoludicrous.net.
30 July 2007:
Due to circumstances I wish not to divulge here, I have not been able to work on any of my articles lately. I am sincerely hoping that I will get a chance to work on my articles again sometime this fall.
21 June 2007:
The new version of the The Top Ten Least Acknowledged Foreign Terms in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn article is ready!
18 June 2007:
Nope, I will not be able to get the new version done today.
However, it will be done on the 21st!
17 June 2007:
I have been working on the new version of the The Top Ten Least Acknowledged Foreign Terms in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn article for the past few days. The manuscript is now complete. Perhaps I can get this thing all done by tomorrow. I will try my best!
6 June 2007:
Tomorrow is my birthday. I am going to be 28.
As Horace said... Eheu, fugaces labuntur anni!
I am almost certainly going to rewrite the entire The Top Ten Least Acknowledged Foreign Terms in Bishjo Senshi Sr Mn article. It badly needs an update. There are parts in there that are just out of date. I think it is about time to fix them up. When is the new version of the article going to be ready? I really cannot promise anything. I hope I can get it done by next week.
24 February 2007:
There is another link in the Links to Other Web Sites section.
17 February 2007:
Remember my old Death Reborn Revolution and Death Ribbon Revolution article? Well, there is a similar name conundrum in the series Tokyo Mew Mew. I now have a section about that: リボーン in Tokyo Mew Mew.
10 January 2007:
All of my articles in the Articles and Etymology section are now on one page.
8 December 2006:
Melissa and I are now married. (I thought I updated my site not long after Melissa and I got married. Ah well...) We are having a great marriage so far.
Anyway, I feel bad because I have been neglecting my site for so long. There is so much that I still want to change around here. Sometimes I think that it would be a better idea to redo this site completely. But I just do not have the time to do that.
It would be a better idea, I think, if I rewrote the articles one at a time. One of the articles that needs to be rewritten is the Serenity one. Several days ago, someone was nice enough to point out an error in my Serenity article. I appreciate how she took the time to do that for me. The error has been corrected. I have been thinking that I should rewrite that one first. But the version of the article that I have in mind right now might not work well with the rest of the site for an important reason. Since the last time I put up a new article, I have changed my philosophy for the orthography of names. Now I think that my Introduction section should be the first one to be rewritten.
Any suggestions would be great. I would appreciate any feedback, really.