a little east of reality

Saturday, April 16, 2005


I'm editing again, this time for a friend's website. It's a English language website about Japanese music and they have a huge selection of lyrics translations, lots of up-to-date news and reviews.

They're a mixed bunch, each with their own unique way of a being a little out of the ordinary. It's a challenge to edit their stuff, because I enjoy their excesses. Unfortunately editing is partly about containing those. It makes sense - if every line is as 'out there' at the next, the overall seems not out there at all. Same for humour - sometimes I find myself pruning back the humour in certain lines just because they distract the reader from something truly hilarious that follows. Not easy, but interesting.