Hi there, and welcome to the Mirage of Blaze forum!
It's hard to believe that I translated my first Mirage story ten years ago--yikes! Like everyone else who fell in love with the anime and couldn't believe THAT's how it ended, I searched frantically for a continuation of the story and found it: 40+ volumes,to be exact. The only problem? They were in Japanese. Also, international shipping is expensive.
Fortunately for my budding obsession, I wandered into that wonderful used book store called Book-Off while on vacation in New York City and got my hands on my first Mirage novel: Exaudi Nos. And I set out to find out what I could accomplish with a semester of college Japanese, an old-fashioned Japanese-English dictionary, a great big dollop of stubbornness, and the Internet at my fingertips. I guess it didn't turn out too badly.
Then I moved across the country (along with all 40+ Mirage novels), found a new job, bought a fixer-upper and fixed it up (mostly), and finished this site in its newest incarnation. Now I finally have a little time to continue my translations. Yay!
This is my first time running a forum, so it'll be a learning experience. But hey, that's what we're all here for, right? (Also, it came with the site, so minimal extra effort involved, hah.) So come say hello, start a discussion, and let's delight in this fandom together!