|Travis (torachan) wrote,|
@ 2013-02-01 01:36 am UTC
|Entry tags:||daily happiness|
2. Well, I didn't end up having so much extra time at work that I was able to start new projects like moving the old invoices, but I did take care of everything that came into my inbox today (which was quite a bit) and so I ended the day with an empty inbox again. :D
3. I was thinking about how I'm only following three Jump series now, so theoretically it should be fairly easy to keep up if I made the effort now to read the ten or so chapters that I'm behind. But even with only three series, I can see myself falling behind again just because it's such a pain to download each chapter with all the hoops you have to jump through for these free hosting sites (and the messageboard I download from adds more hoops as well).
And then I was reminded in two different instances of how Viz is now releasing digital chapters of many WSJ series (including Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece, which are the ones I am currently following) simultaneously with Japan now, and I thought, you know what, that's pretty awesome. Ever since I learned to read Japanese, I pretty much stopped reading manga in English because, well, at the time there was hardly anything available in English, and then later there was a lot, but it was more expensive than buying Japanese copies, and then later still I was downloading the raws for free, and there's always been the issue of even professional translations often not being that great.
But these three seem decent, and the price for a subscription is $25.99 a year, which is about 50 cents per issue, so even considering I'm only reading three chapters per week, I think I'm getting my 50 cents worth.
Which is to say, I decided to buy a subscription to Viz's Shonen Jump. :) The other series they're running don't really interest me that much. I thought maybe if they had Kuroko no Basket, I would give that a try, but they don't seem to. If I'm bored maybe I'll check some of the others out, though.
Ideally I would be able to buy the Japanese version of Jump, and digital Japanese manga in general, but stupid region locking means I am stuck with Viz.
4. This is the best puppy video ever.