Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 78

Please don't post the chapter on manga-sharing sites until the 29th, as I do like to give my blog readers the first chance to read the new chapters. I will be posting on MF and MT.

You can also download the chapter.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I swear. I look like a schizophrenic freak while I'm reading VB Rose. I laugh spasmodically at every page haha. It's so good hahahha. I'm going to try to get the books from the library so I can scan a few chapters. It depends how much time I have hahaha. But anyways, just thought I'd made you guys laugh as well at the antics of Jo and Jiayu. Here's what you have to look forward to:

So... don't really have a chapter ready for tomorrow, but I'll work on it. I'm on the last updated chapter of V.B. Rose, so once I finish that, I will get back to Ingenuo. -workworkworkworkwork- See you guys later!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I love reading manga so much...

... that I probably look like an old pervert when I read because I'm smiling so creepily at fluffy parts and going "uhuhuhuhu."

Anyways, I'm reading VB Rose right now. What manga series are you all enjoying this holiday season?

Also, I might not get this chapter of Ingenuo done by Christmas. WAH. Forgive me ):

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The One Chp 72

Please don't repost anywhere until December 23rd! You can link back to this page, but don't post the chapter anywhere. I will be posting on MF and MT.

Downloads are available here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The One Raws are out!!!!!


Here they are! I'll have to get back to my homework now, but I flipped through a few pages. It doesn't look too word dense, so that's lovely.

See you lovelies later!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So, The One came out in China on the 5th, and still not a stir, until now! Here is a summary, not from "A Dreamer on Drugs" where we usually read it, but from a different one.

I wonder if there might be something wrong with the scanners? The scanners of the last two chapters were different, hence the lower quality. In any case, I am checking every day for the chapter. Thank you for your patience.

It looks like a good one, too! So hopefully it is very page-heavy, which is why it is taking so long. But yes, that is what is going on with The One. It DID come out, but we are still waiting for raws! Thanks everybody!

Ingenuo Chp 77

Please do not post anywhere else until the 15th. I will be posting on MT and MF.

You may also download.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Meditations on Ingenuo Chp 77 [SPOILER ALERT]

Since we are getting close to the close of this manhua, I thought I might finally put in my own two cents about the newest chapter (it will be coming out very soon! Thank you all for being patient through my rocky November!).

I actually really enjoyed this chapter. I think that everything is coming together very nicely, and the characters are just SUPERB. I think we see a great shift in everything.

- Though Aiwen is far from my favorite character, I can finally begin to accept him, as I think he is also beginning to accept Jiayu/Jo. I think that perhaps he may earn some pity points in the future. I really am glad that he has become less forceful. After all, he really is only a teenager, and his behavior is entirely understandable, to be honest.

- Gio begins to look pitiful, not to earn pity points, but his behavior merely makes him look childish, as Aiwen points out. He is like a pathetic puppy that doesn't warrant a pity dogbone. But I think his character is filled out a little more.

- Jo is beginning to look more human. I'm glad that he and Ms. Zhang finally had a heart to heart. I think that Jo is really very complicated. He is such a delightful mix of contradictions, with a painful past and family to boot. A lot of people complain about him, but I really like how Ryan develops his character. Everything has a motivation, everything has a reason, and I think Ryan really does a good job expressing the nature of Jiayu/Jo's relationship in this chapter.

- Jiayu is going back to her cute childish (not annoying immature) ways that I kind of missed. Though she is still a kid, we definitely see her mature.

- HOW COOL IS MS. ZHANG?!?!?!?! Okay, that's all I have to say for her. 8D

- Even the director is a little better, but I am a little uncertain and skeptical still. When he tells Jiayu that he likes her work, I think he is being genuine, though he could also be pointing it out in order to get her to stay with the project. I don't know. I think we should adopt the humanist opinion here, though.

Anyway, because the chapter had so much content (both pagewise, and plotwise), it was really a struggle for Grase and I to translate, but we finally did it! Some things we discovered were UTTERLY UNTRANSLATABLE, but we somehow struggled through it, and hope we conveyed Ryan's message properly.

I will be posting the chapter very, very soon, so remember to be filled with antici--


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Age differences and Chinese honorifics explained!

So I think I may have written another post explaining the culture of Ingenuo to clarify the relationship between Jiayu and Yung Jo. I would just like to note that she STILL calls him "big brother," even after they have had sex.

I would like to discuss what Yung Jo calls Jiayu's mom. So most people might call their significant other's mom by their first name, or perhaps by Mrs. ____, or even "mom." However, Yung Jo calls Ms. Zhang, "Zhang Jie," which means Older Sister Zhang. Now why is this?

"Jie" is a term referring to an older sister, though it is used with people who aren't necessarily your family either. Any older girl can be called a sister. A young lady on the street would be called "xiao jie," or "little older sister," literally. It refers to a young lady, which is sometimes flattering to refer to 30+ years women as "jie," especially if you are my tender teenage age. "Jie" should be used for any girl older than you are, up to 15 years older than you probably. Any older than that, "Aunt" is probably better, but it does depend on the situation.

So why does Yung Jo call Ms. Zhang, "Older sister"? Let's assume Ms. Zhang had Jiayu when she was 25. This means that she is 13 years older him, which makes "older sister" appropriate. I think that by using this honorific, not only is this culturally correct, but Ryan also emphasizes the age difference between Jiayu and her lover, it is so great that Jiayu's mom is like a "sister" to Yung Jo.

I know there was a forum post about the age difference, so I am curious to know what you guys think. Let me know below! Also, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The One Coming Soon + The Holidays!

Thanks for everyone's nice comments :) I'm glad to be back. It's been hectic, and I hope things cool down pretty soon, but then again, this is the holiday season :S Which IS fun, but can get crazy. Anyways, "The One" is coming soon. I'm pretty pumped, as I always am, but I hope I won't be disappointed by a bad chapter. Nicky Lee, get it together!

I know that this month's Skip Beat! was a little better (encompassing more than 3 seconds of storyline!), so I hope that there will be improvements to both length and content of "The One."

"The One" is already out in China right now! I'm waiting for scans (hopefully better quality) to be released!

In real life news, I am spending way too much money. Boo hoo. I'll make saving money one of my New Year's resolutions haha, along with reading more, and wasting less time. Gosh darn. I've wasted so much time today.

What's new this holiday season for the rest of you? Doing all right, or is it too cold to move?

Much love from Kat!

PS I'd also like to wish a happy birthday to LP Lama! Happy birthday! I hope it was a good one :)