torachan: karkat from homestuck headdesking (karkat headdesk)
1. Day off tomorrow!

2. I had to stay till closing today, which I don't love, but thankfully I knew ahead of time, so I could come in a little later. (And that also meant I could sleep in until ten and still have plenty of time to sit around at the computer before I had to go in.)

3. Even though I got home late, I got a lot of translation-y stuff done tonight.

4. Look at Chloe in this well-loved box.

torachan: (Default)
1. I posted manga, woohoo!

2. I made nachos for dinner and they were super delicious.

3. I love this picture of Jasper. He looks so casual, like he's just chillin' on the sofa.

torachan: a drawing of a girl holding up buddhist beads as if in prayer (tera girl)
I don't know how it happened, but apparently it's been six months since the last release for this series. Oops! D: But chapter five is finally here, and there is just one more chapter after this to wrap up. The rest of the volume features some bonus material and an unrelated one-shot. Since I no longer have Himegoto to work on, I'm going to bump this up on the priority ladder and try to get the final chapter and all bonus material posted next month, and then the one-shot sometime after that.



Title: Tera Girl
Original Title: 寺ガール (Tera Girl)
Author: Mizusawa Megumi
Publisher: Ribon Mascot Comics Cookie
Genre: Shoujo
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: When your father is a Buddhist priest and your home is a temple, life can be complicated. For Satoru, Hikari, and Ogami, the thought of who will inherit the temple and take over when their father gets old is always in the back of their minds, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Because Hikari loves the temple so much, it's been all but decided that when she grows up, she'll marry someone who can take over from her father, but when she falls for someone completely unsuitable, all three sisters find themselves re-examining their assumptions.

Chapter summary: Hika says yes to Takashi.



Chapter 5: Aohara Cemetery
torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
1. Three days of sleeping in coming up!

2. I got out of work pretty decently on time today.

3. I have a sweet Molly who loves tummy scritchins.

torachan: an avatar of me done scott pilgrim style (scott pilgrim style me)
1. I finished my library book before it was due and took it back today. I feel pretty good about that! I also got another book while I was there, which is yet again a two-week book, because I never look at anything but the new shelves. -_- Well, that's incentive to try and get it read in a timely manner at least.

2. Got another chapter of manga finished up and will hopefully have that to post within the next few days.

3. I was really sleepy today for some reason but still managed to get stuff done. (I wish I wasn't sleepy, though!)

4. I love the grumpy look on Chloe's face here.

torachan: arale from dr slump dressed in a penguin suit and smiling (arale penguin)
What are you currently reading?
No progress at all on The New Jim Crow or The Library at Mount Char, as I was focused on finishing my library book before it's due.

I also started a new book, A Chance Child by Jill Paton Walsh. [personal profile] rachelmanija recently reviewed another book by the author and it made me remember that I'd picked this up a few years ago, meaning to reread it, and hadn't gotten around to it yet. I read this as a kid and it's one of those books that always stuck with me because it was so weird, but all I remembered was a boy going down a river, something to do with locks (of the river variety), and going back in time. I finally found it again thanks to a post in a book-finding post, so I'm curious to see if it's still as weird as it seemed when I was a kid or if it makes more sense now. From the first three chapters, so far I'm on the side of "yeah, still weird and confusing".

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished up Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout today. I like a couple songs by Against Me! but otherwise am not at all familiar with them or their music, so this was interesting not just to read about the author's journey to coming out as trans, but also to learn about the band. I really enjoyed it.

I also read volumes 25, 26, and 27 of Kimi ni Todoke. I see on Amazon that volume 29 is coming out in July, but I wonder how many more volumes there will be after that. It seems like it's going to be wrapping up pretty soon.

Vague spoilers )

What do you think you'll read next?
I have one more volume of Kimi ni Todoke, and then idk.
torachan: (Default)
1. The saga of the trash pickup continues. Once again we did not have any trash pickup since last Friday (this time they actually did come Monday but the truck's tines were the wrong size for our dumpster so it physically couldn't pick it up), but they finally came today and emptied it! Of course we had so much trash in back that it was full again immediately (with some that wouldn't even fit) and they're not coming again until Friday (if they even manage to get their shit together), but at least they did pick up one time... (This transition period between the old company and new company will apparently not be completed until the end of the month, so I'm just going to expect weekly fuckups until then and not get my hopes up.)

2. Pretty hectic day at work today, but I managed to get out of there at a fairly decent time.

3. Day off tomorrow! I had been planning to go to a farewell dinner for someone in the company who is transferring to the new Singapore division, but I think I'm going to skip that. (It's not someone I'm really close to, and I'd have to spend longer than the dinner will take to drive down there in rush hour traffic, and I'm just tired and want to rest on my day off.)

4. Got a cute pic of me and Jasper!

torachan: nepeta from homestuck (nepeta)
1. I was super tired this evening for some reason, but I still managed to finish translating a chapter of manga.

2. We had enough pizza points to get a free pizza from Dominos tonight.

3. I had to go to Gardena today to pick up something for work that didn't get delivered, but traffic really wasn't bad at all, even though it was right around lunchtime, and I was there and back in not much longer than an hour.

4. Here's a fluffy Chloe basking in the sun!

torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
1. I posted the final chapter of Himegoto tonight. I feel so accomplished! At eight volumes, this is far and away the longest thing I've finished, though that honor will soon go to Yasha (twelve volumes), since I'll be finishing that up before the end of the year. I checked the first post of Himegoto and chapter one was posted in September 2012, so it's been four and a half years. I'm excited to have it done, but I'll miss working on it.

2. Although they haven't aired in the US (and maybe never will), Carla found the last three episodes of Powerless online and we watched one of them tonight. I'm so, so bummed this show got cancelled so early. I really don't understand it. But at least now we have those last few episodes. :D

3. We went to the pet store today to get litter, because the litter I like best is Kroger store brand and has been out of stock at every Ralphs in the area for weeks, and the one from Petco is the next best thing, and on our receipt is a coupon for 10% off any purchase. Considering I have really been wanting to get a cat tree type thing for the kitties and they had a couple really nice ones there, I think I will be making use of that coupon soon.

4. I love this silly face.

torachan: yoshiki from himegoto (himegoto)
Guys, I can't believe we are really here at the final chapter! I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much for your support over the years. This is the longest project I've completed, so it's pretty exciting for me.



Title: Himegoto
Original Title: ヒメゴト~十九歳の制服~ (Himegoto~Juukyuu Sai no Seifuku~)
Author: Minenami Ryou
Publisher: Big Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: This is the story of three college freshmen with secrets: Yuki, aka Yoshiki, a boyish girl who gets off on wearing her old high school uniform skirt; Mikako, who acts innocent around her classmates, but at night pretends to be a 15-year-old and has sex for money; and finally there's Kaito, who's obsessed with Mikako to the point of dressing up like her.

Chapter Summary: One year later...



Chapter 100: Kaito, Mikako, Yuki

And a full volume download for those who want it.
torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
1. Day off tomorrow! Today was pretty hectic, so I'm looking forward to taking it easy. (Also hoping I don't catch anything from the two people who went home sick today!)

2. Apparently today is one year since I became the store manager. O_o Time flies!

3. Look at this sweetie Molly! I love how she curls up so tight when she naps.

torachan: a chibi drawing of sawko, kazehaya, and maru from kimi ni todoke (sawako/kazehaya)
1. I had a headache all day but it finally seems to be gone.

2. It's been pretty humid lately, which is gross in the daytime when it's hot, but I like how chilly and foggy it's been at night.

3. It's strawberry season! We had strawberries and whipped cream last night and tonight after dinner.

4. I've been really good about reading my library book every day. I'll definitely have this finished before it's due, no problem!

5. Look at this majestic Jasper! (And ignore the cat box in the background, lol.)

torachan: sakaki from azumanga daioh holding a cat, with the text "I like cats" in Japanese (sakaki)
1. I started translating the final chapter of Himegoto tonight and got a little more than a third of it done (it's longer than usual). Hoping to maybe get it posted by next week. :D

2. It's the weekend, which means I can sleep in for three days!

3. Chloe cat!

torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
1. Carla happened to be near a See's Candy this morning and bought me a bag of chocolates. :D

2. I feel like I've been pretty productive translation-wise lately.

3. I got so many great pictures of the kitties today, but this one is my favorite. Now that Chloe has Jasper to play with, I don't see her with Molly as much, but they were looking out the window together a lot today (in two different rooms, even).

torachan: (Default)
What are you currently reading?
I only read one chapter of The New Jim Crow, but the chapters are long, so that took me from a quarter to a third of the way through.

I also started another non-fiction book, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, a memoir by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! I've only read the first chapter so far, but since this is an actual library book and is still on the new books shelf, I have to return it in two weeks, so that's incentive to read it faster than I might usually.

And since both of those are physical books and I always want to have an ebook going as well, for when I'm out of the house or in bed, I'm also reading The Library at Mount Char, which I just started last night. I finished up the ebook I was reading and meant to just choose another and open it, but not actually start reading, but I did start and ended up reading the whole first chapter even though it was like three am and I really should have been asleep. :p I'm honestly not sure what to think of it so far. It's certainly interesting, but I'm not sure if I actually like it or not. We'll see.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished The Invisible Library last night. It was really good! There were some things I wasn't in love with, spoilers ) but I'm definitely interested in reading the other books in the series.

I also read The Bride of the Far Side, which we found at a Little Library. I was such a huge Far Side fan as a kid and was curious to see how it held up. I don't know if this particular collection just didn't have as many great strips or if I just don't find it funny anymore, but honestly most of them didn't even elicit a smile, much less make me laugh.

What do you think you'll read next?
Well, all three of the books I'm reading now are ones I started recently, so I'll probably just be reading them for a while. Or maybe some manga.
torachan: devil boy from sinfest with his arms thrust up victoriously (yatta)
1. Considering how groggy I've felt the past couple days when I woke up, I'm really glad to have a day off tomorrow and sleep in a bit. I've been trying to get to sleep earlier, and actually managed it a couple nights, but now I just looked at the clock and it's almost two, so bleh. But at least I can sleep in if I need to!

2. We got pizza for dinner tonight. Last year sometime Dominos reintroduced their pizza points system (which they had randomly discontinued for several years) and tonight's order means we have enough points for a free pizza next time. :D

3. I really like this pic of Jasper and Molly. He looks so tiny next to her! (I think some of that is the angle maybe, because I don't think he really is that much tinier than her anymore!)

torachan: maru the cat giving the side eye (maru side eye)
1. We finally got trash pick up at work!

2. It sprinkled a tiny bit while we were taking our walk this evening, but did not actually start raining. I love the rain, but really don't want to get surprise rained on when I'm just trying to take a walk! (Especially as we were both carrying books from the library.)

3. Super cute Chloe!

torachan: john from garfield wearing a party hat and the text "this is boring with hats" (this is boring with hats)
1. I had a nice, relaxing day off, and got some housework and translating done. I got some reading done, too. I think I might finish another book this week! :D

2. We saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 tonight and it was so good! I liked the first one a lot, but this one was even better. SO MANY FEELS ) But yeah, this movie was pretty great.

3. We also went to Cheesecake Factory afterwards and got nachos (to eat there) and cheesecake (to bring home).

4. Sweet Molly!

torachan: kokoro and shizuru from baby kokoro no mama ni (baby kokoro no mama ni)
Sorry for the delay on this one. I'm still looking for someone to help typeset (and possibly clean, too), which will help me get this out on a more regular basis. If you're interested, just drop me a line.



Title: Baby, Kokoro no Mama ni!
Original Title: Baby, ココロのママに! (Baby, Kokoro no Mama ni!)
Author: Okuyama Puku
Publisher: Polaris Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Status in Japan: 4 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 19-year-old Roji Shizuru has a crush on a fellow university student, Nana, but there always seems to be complications when he tries to get closer to her. For one thing, he’s afraid his hot friend Tachibana Masaki will steal her. Beyond that, the main complication comes from the interference of children, specifically one odd child called Maida Kokoro, who keeps clinging to Shizuru and calling him "mama".

Chapter Summary: Roji heads to the ice rink with Kokoro in order to practice his skating skills before his big date with Nana.



Chapter 12: Slippery Rendezvous

And a full volume download for those who want it.
torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
1. I finished translating something I'd been slowly poking at for probably like a year, so it feels really good to get that out of the way! (It's a commission, not something I can post, but it still feels good to get it done.)

2. Day off tomorrow! I've stayed up really late for no good reason, so I'm looking forward to sleeping in.

3. Carla went to the far-away Target that carries Mountain Dew Voltage today, so we're stocked up again. *_* I don't know why more stores around here don't carry it, but I'm glad there are at least a few places that do.

4. When I'm eating at my desk, Jasper likes to hop up on the bookshelf and stare down at my food in hopes that I'll give him some.

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