For learning purposes, I went back and started another Persona 5 playthrough. This time I'm writing down the Japanese-to-English translations for the script outside of combat/dungeon crawling. I didn't think it would be a big deal. I'm almost done with the third major storyline/dungeon. But it's turned out to be almost 50,000 words so far. I don't feel tired as I work on it, and yet as soon as I go to bed, I realize how tired I am. Really, 50,000 words in about four days? I'm yawning as I write this post.
I don't like having to pause and make sure my translations are right. Writing them down keeps me from having to question which Kanji means what. I wish I could share this with the people who imported the game without any Japanese knowledge whatsoever. I don't think it's allowed. This is just for myself.
I might be done by the end of the week.
Other than that, the next major patch for Final Fantasy XIV comes out soon. I have a hard time caring. Not just because I'm busy with P5 and planning for Ruska. The trailer for the patch was great and I'm "looking forward" to the new content. But I know it's just more tomes, more weekly caps, more roulette grinding, more of the same old, same old shit. The buffs to my job happened about one year too late. I'm already locked out of this raid cycle because I'm too far behind. The last time I logged in was about three weeks ago.
No matter what, I'll stick around for the expansion. I want to see if the devs change this stale formula. If they don't, then oh well.