Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sweet Anticipation & Work Load

Omari's Sister Update:
I just finished proofreading Nanairo no Mukou for OM. Read it when Kuroneko003 releases it on the OM Blog. It's such a sweet read. Lengthy oneshot as well, 70+ pages. However it's not filled to the brim with dialogue and leaves enough room to take in the wonderful artwork.

Silent Dreams Scanlations Update:
Last night as well, I finished 'QCing' Varnish Chapter 3. I quote that because... well, you see, HOLY CREDIBOWLA...! Situation time: Ever read an awkward translation, much? I still need to work on my Proofreaders with their inability to proofread harshly. Sometimes I'm unable to tell what exactly they proofread in the first place. It's not entirely their fault, we haven't developed enough of a bond to read each others' minds yet.

Good news...! SDS's 1st anniversary is coming up in a few days, and we've already had 2 releases this month. I hope to get out another release or two by the end of April haha. And thank goodness, an Indonesian to English Translator popped out from nowhere. PERHAPS I CAN FINALLY RELEASE THOSE THREE CHAPTERS OF SAKURA ZENSEN!!! Muahahaha. However, like a dutiful roller coaster ride, I'm not sure where we're at with our precious scanner for Sakura Zensen. I'm hoping very badly that she checks her email soon.

Evil Flowers Update:
Seems like Kiss and Never Cry Chapter 15 is going to be released soon. I finished typesetting it like last week! However, I'm taking my time on Kiss and Never Cray Chapter 16, actually I've been half done for like... ever. So I can focus on... nah, who am I kidding. I started going nuts when I saw a bunch of SFXs and tiny bubbles not erased by the cleaner. Plus, you don't realize it until you typeset, but there's TONs of dialogue @____@

Anywho, on a side note, for you Crush on You fans, I'm waiting for Chapter 7b's translation to be proofed before I start anything. From a forgotten resource, I think it hits around 50 pages? GG! I hope to get around to it when Spring Break starts after tomorrow!!!

To continue my suicidal choices... I volunteered to take up a short 2 volume project, Triangle by Shin Ji-sang and Geo. I LOVE THAT MANHWAGA DUO!!! OTL So I couldn't resist. It'll be a pain to edit considering the medium-low quality RAWs, but I might be able to manage with a lot of cropping and half-baked redrawing skills. It's not a high priority project, so don't expect much from me, mhmkay?

Misc. Update:
It's almost Christmas in Persona 3 Portable for me and I only got my Star Social Link to level 8 -cries-. It's okay... I tried... I'll... sigh.

But I'm happy, I found two new wonderful songs to listen to. First of all, the highlight of my day yesterday, Kana Nishino's new PV, Esperanza! The song is CATCHY!!! And the second song being an ending theme song to Blue Exorcist (anime). To my dismay it was by my biasedly disliked boy group, 2PM, but I'll live. The song's called Take Off.

13th Boy Volume 4 arrived last Friday, and I read the next two volumes. AWESOMENESS!! I do want more ^^ However, I've gotta save up for Anime Expo this summer... And I'm spending a bunch of money on buying clothes and shoes from TaoBao. Crikeys shipping and handling, why do you torment me sooo...!? Anywho, time to watch some Running Man with my mom before studying for my Chemistry Test. Toodle-loo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 2011 Purchases

So recently I bought...
  • Gakuen Alice Volume 16
  • 13th Boy Volume 4
  • 13th Boy Volume 5
  • Very! Very! Sweet!! Volume 5
  • Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna Volume 9
  • Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna Volume 10
  • Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna Volume 11
  • Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna Volume 12
I've only read Very! Very! Sweet!! Volume 5 so far because 13th Boy Volume 4 hasn't arrived yet :\ And Gakuen Alice Volume 15... well, I was being a stupid head and ordered it alongside a book that isn't released until the beginning of MAY. Haha, smart...

On a side note, I am lovin' Persona 3 Portable... :'D<3

[Update 4.29]
My best friend's friend was selling her manga for $5 each and when she mentioned Spiral was on the list, I tackled volumes 9-12. I've received volumes 10-12 so far, and she's still looking for volume 9. I'm glad a waited, this was such a great deal :'D Too bad I didn't like the other series she had (or I already owned)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The List... x:

I've gotta finish these up soon...

Silent Dreams Scanlations
- QCing Varnish Chapter 3
- April E-mail, etc.

Omari's Sister
- Nothing in particular until I get an auspicious email in the middle of the night.

Evil Flowers
- At least typeset Kiss and Never Cry Chapter 15 before the week ends D:

I'm so screwed because I have drama project and who knows what due this week. Here's the kicker, my brother lent me his PSP for the ENTIRE week. MAAAAADNESS!! Whatever shall I do?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Scanlation Update April 2011

Currently, I'm in 3 scanlation groups (suicide, yes, I know, but they're all pretty chill).
And uh... I thought you'd like to know what projects I work on for each group ^___^

Silent Dreams Scanlations
Sakura Zensen (Typesetter)
Sukitte Iwaseru Houhou (Typesetter)
Angel Hunt (Editor)
Chotto Edo Made (Typesetter)
P.S. I'm the "boss" there, so I pretty much QC all things non-Shounen. Purely because my right hand man despises Shoujo with all his fiber and being.
-Huzzah! We finally made releases recently @_@

Omari's Sister
General Proofreader
-It's pretty cool, because Kuroneko003 basically emails all the proofers the typesetted chapter, and whoever can proofread, proofreads ^__^b
-However, I prefer not proofreading Pika Ichi or Akagami no Shirayukihime, since I'd rather enjoy reading them without having to look for mistakes. Haha.

Evil Flowers
Crush on You (Editor)
Reimei no Arcana (Typesetter)
Kiss and Never Cry (Typesetter)
-I don't know what I was thinking when I applied for EF, but... it happened, and surprisingly I was accepted. From then on, I always had something to work on. The RAWs are fantastic too, so it's a breeze most of the time @___@

As we speak, I'm typesetting the rest of Volume 3 for Kiss and Never Cry O: So... look forward to it? ^___^v