Some of the early subs that we've dl-ed are rips from ADV. You can tell because they have ADV's credits. ADV chose to call Ahiru "Duck" in the sub and the dub. Actually I agree with that decision. To the Japanese hearing the show, they would have understood that Ahiru is not a name a person would have. It's what they would call a bird. Calling her Duck in English gives the English viewer the same experience the Japanese had. Plus there's some humor early on regarding what she's called and what she is that only works if the same word is used in both situations. (Primarily when Ahiru is bemoaning that she's only a duck and Neko-sensei is calling Ahiru. The joke only works if the word is the same.)
The ADV rerelease is scheduled for late April, if I remember right. MSRP is $50 for the box set, but I plan on waiting until I can find it cheaper -- either on sale or cheaper at a con.
Also I agree with Sage, dont hate yourself for wanting to do good and be competitive, everyone is like that do a degree and its a good driving quality to have. I understand its hard to calm down once the juices get following but as I said to Sage in her thread, Ive seen a general improvement in my sigs since I started this, I know Ill never be as good as some of the sig makers but as long as I see my own improvement, Im happy with that.
Kirarakim told me that ADV is gonna realize PT again so I might actually buy it depending on the prince. Only reason why I wouldnt burn what I dled is cuz Im wasnt totally sold on the beginning of the sub when they nearly always referred to Ahiru as "duck". I dont know what ADV did though, maybe I should ask Kim since Im nearly positive she has it.
Ill have to chk the thread for your fifth vers. Im not sure what else Im gonna do to mine.
Princess Tutu was great. I'm downloading it all again so that I can keep it permanently until I can buy a legal copy. (I had been deleting as I watched. I didn't expect at first that I would want to own it.) I already told hubby that he's going to watch it. He didn't seem to object, so one hurdle overcome already. (Although hubby likes classical music of nearly all types, he is not very fond of watching ballet itself. So that's a hurdle he has to get passed that I didn't have.)
I'm really liking version 5 of my SOTM right now. I wish Lydia's face was a little more focused like you said, but I like that her hair is less crisp and more flowy. I may try a little more to focus her face, especially her eye. But I'm hitting the limit of what I know how to do in that area.
One thing I need to remember is to allow myself time to work on the sparklies that I know I want to add. Getting sparklies just right is hard for me cuz I tend to overdo them to the point of clutter. Then I have to pull back. Then I don't have enough. Then I overdo again. Then I pull back. Ad infinitum. You get the picture. LOL
I'm going to finish Princess Tutu tonight. I have 3 more eps left. I'm going to force hubby to watch this, magical girl and ballet notwithstanding. He'll get into it, I'm sure. Especially the second half. We'll rent it and watch it in English though cuz of his eyesight problems.