Monday, August 30, 2010

School Ick!

So today was the first day of school. It was kind of strange, but I like my teachers this year. The only problem is we got LOADED with homework... Right after I finished summer homework. Grawr rawr rawr. But I will definitely try to keep up with updates.

School pictures are tomorrow... ehehe. I'll try not to look like I had no sleep at all.

How was everyone else's first day? Or if you haven't started school yet, are you looking forward to school? No?

To those who are not in school: what's new with your life? :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 23

Again, please do not post this on any manga-sharing sites until the 25th! Thank you! :)

You can also download here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Previews of Ingenuo Chp 72!

This chapter develops a lot of things, but definitely not one of my favorite chapters out there. DON'T DESPAIR, KIDDIES, THOUGH, I'VE READ AHEAD AND IT'S TOTALLY AWESOME.

Ohohoho. Next chapter's out on the 25th! Check back on my blog. I will post the chapter ASAP!

Still alive & Hana Yori Dango Vs. Boys Before Flowers

Haha I know I haven't spammed you guys in a while :D, as Maliha points out. Sorry! I hope you didn't miss me too much. I've been pretty busy, and have neglected my online friends ): Too bad, eh? But at least I've been working, eh? There will be another Ingenuo release soon!

So uh... uh... I finished watching Boys Before Flowers (Korean Drama) a week or two ago, and I would just like to the Japanese version of the drama. I didn't even bother watching the Chinese version... It looked... eh. And didn't have very good reviews. Chinese dramas aren't usually that good to begin with. I'm sorry, Motherland, but it's true!

Anyway, both were good, and unique in their own ways, but DEFINITELY DEFINITELY JAPANESE VERSION IS BETTER. It was truer to the plot of Hana Yori Dango (the manga). I did, however, like Boys Before Flowers' changes because they were unique and cute. However, the drama itself dragged on for SOOOO long, and became so mushy that I was having trouble watching it. Tsukushi stops being super buff and cries all the time in BBF. I like her a lot better in HYD.

HOWEVER, Domyoji is a lot better looking in the Korean one ^-^. Just sayin'... It's kind of important...

But definitely, I would recommend HYD. BBF is okay if you like the manga, and already watched HYD, but if you're actually looking for a good drama to watch, watch HYD!

And also, I LOVE HANA YORI DANGO 8D. It was one of the very first mangas I read, and I loved it, all 36 volumes of it. And the manga is much better than the dramas. I'm not going to write a review of it, because I think most of you have read HYD before, or at least heard of it, right? It's such a popular series, it's hard to imagine that you haven't at least HEARD of it... yeah? Or maybe I'm crazy, and it's not that popular...

So have you guys read HYD, or watched the Japanese, Korean, or Chinese drama? What did you think of them?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


You'll know why I post this later! :) I'll leave it my own little secret for now.

Anyways, a few of my manhua translating songs on my Asian playlist! I like listening to Asian songs while translating ahaha.

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Manga Reading Habits

So people get their manga fix (haha) different ways. Some people like manga hosting sites that allow them to view the pages. Some like to get the books when they come out in the US. And some people like to download them.

I myself fall under the latter category. First of all, you don't need internet to read the manga, so you can stock up :) Also, clicking through the pictures are SO much easier, and you don't need to scroll down!

Yeh? I suppose most of you like viewing manga w/o downloading (MF), and that's fine too. What do you think are the pros/cons of reading manga like that?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 71

Oooh. Maybe something interesting will happen :O Be sure to let me know how I'm doing on cleanliness of the releases. If you have any complaints, do not hesitate to leave a comment, but again, please phrase them constructively! Thank you!

You can also download the chapter.

The One Chp 68

Wargh my friends, am I not awesome? *EGO EXPANDS* Ingenuo will go up later! I'll have a space between postings. Please keep in mind that my chapters should not be posted elsewhere until the 10th! I'm not putting a formal waiting time, but please respect my wishes. I'd like to get a little more traffic to this blog :)

Anyways, an awesome chapter awaits! (Now I can finally sit down to read Skip Beat :D)

It is also available for download, if you prefer.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The One and Ingenuo cued for posting

Wow you guys are a bit spoiled, eh? We will be releasing INGENUO early this week, on the 10th, and THE ONE slightly late, on the 10th as well. Remember, they will always be posted HERE first! So come over here to read the chapters first, and let me know how I am doing on quality!

By the way, sorry for posting twice today XD Tell me how I'm doing on spamming XD

The One Teasers *SPOILERS*

Enjoy these while you wait for me to finish! Special for the blog readers :) Come back later, and I may have the chapter finished! Thanks for your patience and support.

Overall, I am very pleased with this new chapter, thank you so much Nicky Lee! This chapter answers a lot of the things people have been asking ("Is Angus in love with Eros?"), which I thought was a ridiculous question, because it was so clear in my mind that he is not, but has a complex because of their separation and his protective attitude towards him. And hello there Lele! Gosh, I hope I don't see people complaining about "omg this arc is so boring. angus and eros and gustav i want to see lele!" Because this arc is actually really well-constructed and a great insight into the past, and the relationship between Angus/Eros. Really, really nice job, Nicky Lee!

By the way, first five people to comment on this post with their email, name, a suggestion/constructive criticism to me, and what they like most about The One will get emailed the new chapter as soon as I complete it!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Updates on Ingenuo and The One

Ho hum, still waiting for raws to show up for The One. Hmm. I saw a thread on baidu, and it seems that they are out on the 9th, but not sure about that.

In any case, we (Kuul Grase and I) are DONE translating the next chapter of Ingenuo! Exciting, neh? Now all that remains is type-setting... ah. How lovely. We may have an early release! So cross your fingers, and check back. Suscribe or follow to get the next chapter as soon as I post it!

By the way, a BIG BIG BIG thank you to Grase for all that she's done to help. I'm so glad that we are working together now! It definitely is a load off my back, especially considering she is Taiwanese, so she's more familiar with traditional. Hugs and cookies for Grase!

Also, Kuul Grase should now be demoted to Loser Grase, because she finished Ingenuo. All of it. Loser. I only read slowly coz I choose to SAVOR the FLAVOR of the story. Yeah. That's it. Not at all because it takes me a long time to read. OF COURSE NOT, RIGHT?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Layout + Asian Stuff?

Do you like the blog's layout?
Yes: 28
No: 5

*GASP* THERE ARE 5 DISSENTERS. WHERE ARE THEY? WHERE ARE THEY? I'LL... jk. I'd appreciate if you guys let me know what you don't like about the layout! I'd be happy to fix stuff.

In other news, I've been thinking recently. About what? You ask. Well, my mom and I have been discussing starting a small business. Now what will we sell? Depends, really. But most of what we've been thinking about has been along the lines of female merchandise (purses, makeup, clothes, jewelry, or other such things). Her idea with purses was to manufacture them ourselves (handmade and slow... but hey, there's a whole site for that!). My idea is to get stuff from CHINAA~ and sell them here. That way, people in the US can get stuff cheaper WITHOUT paying enormous amounts for shipping.

My dad's going to China in... 2 weeks or so, so he'll have a chance to go shopping for me (I hope). So, my question to YOU GUYS is what products would you be most interested in from Asia (specifically China). That way, I can decide what exactly I want to do with a business. I'd really appreciate your input here.

Also, THE ONE TOMORROW! I really hope it actually releases, and the raws are put up quickly, although there's nothing I have to complain about, really. Check over here for earlier releases!

[EDIT:] Yeah, I know this is super off-topic, and I probably shouldn't be posting here, but I need input from people. If you really are opposed to me posting these posts here, let me know.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oooooh The One on the 5th! (no pun in 10 did...)

YAHHH ARE YOU GUYS ALL EXCITED?! YAHHHH. Yeah, okay. This is probably a spam post. Heehee. Just so you guys know, I will most likely be posting pages HERE first. So check here on the 5th/6th for any tidbits of early releases you can get :)

What's your favorite thing about "The One"?

I love the drawings for one. They're so beautiful (especially Lele's mom :O). Also, I really like some of the earlier chapters where Eros dresses as a hobo. haha. :D I had almost forgotten about it, but then I was reminded by some people. I will probably reread the series sometime haha.

Yehhh. Okay :) See you guys soon!