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京都私設情報局 通信0号 Snippet

May 24th, 2008 (08:26 pm)
amused

current mood: amused

What is 京都私設情報局? It's a pamphlet put out by Ono Fuyumi and includes information about the author, the Akuryou series, 12 Kokuki, and sometimes has SSSs that she wrote. From what I can tell, the pamphlets were released from ~1992. Vol 0 doesn't have an actual publication date but was written after the first 12 Kokuki novels but before the 12 Kokuki series name was decided and when the second novel had the interim name ふたつ。水晶の月.


渋谷支局 / Shibuya Branch

This branch is for information regarding the Akuryou Series published in Kodansha's Teens' Heart.

I thought I'd prepared myself, but a lot did come (wry smile).

For those who are wondering, complaints. Complaints.

"Why didn't Naru and Mai end up together?" -- Hahaha (^_^;)

Well, I got a bad feeling in the middle of things. After all, the fans voices for Naru and Mai are really something.

So, since the middle of the series, I was thinking, 'at this rate, if I write the final arc, maybe razor blades...' By the way, at this point, no razor blades have been received yet. (^_^;)

Thinking back, when writing the first story, it was supposed to have a happy end (the shocking truth just now revealed). But, around the third story, more and more people were saying, 'Don't end this series. If you end it, write a sequel."

With Mai as the main character in this series, and given how the series is built around Naru's and Mai's relationship, if the two have a happy end, for me, the series would be completely and utterly over. And if I were to force myself to write a sequel, at the very least, Naru and Mai wouldn't be in it. If they were, it would be very minor roles. But even so...

I thought about this for some time. Write a happy end and never write for it again, or write an unhappy end and write a sequel.

--I feel like if I write something like that, people will say 'you should just write a happy end and write a sequel'. (^_^;)

The concept of female clients will be attracted to Naru and be jealous of Mai while male clients will try to attract Mai and make Naru jealous, but in the end, the two overcome their misunderstandings and things go back to the way they were......

.......I'm very sorry, but please spare me that. (^_^;) With my writing skill, I can't maintain the suspense in this concept. (I've regretted it more than anything when I tried.) I hope you'll understand that I don't write stories where the couple has a happy end. ^_^;

So, for those who are hoping for a sweet romance, there are many romance novels out there that are more interesting than what I've written. It's the truth.

--Well, this is how things ended after thinking things through. I'm sorry. (bows furiously)

Of the mountain of fan letters, 100% were 'please write a sequel'. Everything from 'If you don't write (a sequel), I'll cry.' to 'I'll burn (your? my??) house down'...... This happened before too. (laughs)

--So, I'll quietly make a statement here. I will do a part 2 for the Akuryou Series. Those members will once again create a disturbance. So, please be assured on that point.

It's unknown as to when that will be, so please wait patiently. Once the details are worked out, I'll make an announcement in another pamphlet.

And finally, the Irregular Popularity Poll. --My, Naru's popularity shows no signs of waning. Going through the sympathy vote, he's leaving everyone far behind...... It feels like he's not allowing any of the other characters to even remotely follow. Some people wrote "Everyone can go for Gene~. That way Naru'll be mine. (maniacal laughter)", but it seems that everyone had the same thought. (^_^;)

Many things were received for his birthday, isn't that great, Naru? Mom's really happy (moved to tears).

To the people who sent gifts for Naru's birthday, thank you very much. I give you my thanks in Naru's place.


Hopefully it makes sense. I haven't actually read through what I wrote. ^^;

Comments

Posted by: Miharu (k4gh)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
ayaori

That's sad. She had no intention of getting them together after all. lol. The fans can be a bit scary too, burn your house down eh xD

But yay, sequel! XD Thanks for translating <3

(Wow I don't comment much except when it's about GH. Sorry about that XD)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)

*laughs* Well, she did originally, but that changed as she continued writing the series. ^^; "Sequel" is relative. It should be noted that the books 悪夢の棲む家 上/下 were published in 1994. ^^;

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
gh_dreams

I got a lot of flack from fans who read my essay and objected to my comments about Naru and Mai not getting to be a couple in the series. I wonder what those fans would think if they read this? Thanks for the translation. It confirms what I've heard indirectly from other sources. It's nice to have the confirmation in actual source material. I'm going to bookmark this post for my records.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)

*laughs* I wonder what they'd think from the other things that are brought up in these pamphlets. :P

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
gh_read fist

This pamphlet was written before the White Heart books, right? The White Heart books are what she's referring to when she says 'sequel', yes?

I wonder what they'd think from the other things that are brought up in these pamphlets. :P
That sounds intriguing. Care to explain further?

edit: Duh. I just reread your original post where you explained when this pamphlet was written in relation to the original books. Stoopid me. I shouldn't post so soon after I wake up. My intelligence obviously takes longer to wake up than my body does. >:(


Edited at 2008-05-25 04:37 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 26th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)

I haven't actually gotten to the pamphlet(s) from 1994, but I expect she'll probably say something there about the 'sequel'. :P

That sounds intriguing. Care to explain further?

There's actually a lot of bits of information contained in the pamphlets and in the SSs that she wrote; little insights as well as some questions which are really interesting. ^_^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: May 26th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
gh_recording

There's actually a lot of bits of information contained in the pamphlets and in the SSs that she wrote; little insights as well as some questions which are really interesting. ^_^
I'd love to know more of that information if you can the time to summarize it someday.

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
Vol10

Vote #2 for wanting to know! ^_^

Posted by: sakura_h_chan (sakura_h_chan)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Mai (Happy)

Thanks for posting that, its definitely interesting.

Yes fans can be scary. I have to admit I've had evil thoughts myself about Rumiko Takahashi over InuYasha.

Its definitely interesting to see her thoughts concerning Naru and Mai. Particularly her reasons for not having them end up together.

I guess we'll just have to make up our own happy endings :D

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
Naru&Mai

Yes, glad this was written before the "final" story... which has some HOPE at least ^^; Thanks so much for sharing this!!

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)

Thanks for posting this!

I'm unsurprised, actually. I figured that was why the romance was so low-key.

(BTW--- IW? GW? Impatient fan(s) demand more!)

Edited at 2008-05-25 04:51 am (UTC)

Posted by: ArianaTaniyama (arianataniyama)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)

Actually, that makes perfect since. Many a television show has gone downhill after the main characters get together because that tension is no longer there. However, that doesn't mean that the fanfic writers can't carry on.

And how is Insidious Whispers coming along? XD

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: May 25th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
gh//lyrics

You know..although I do like NollMai, Im actually glad she didnt put them together, the more I think about it the more Im on the fence with him being with anyone XD Id like it to be Mai but in the end Im cool if they didnt end up together.

~keeps Gene for herself~ 8D

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: May 26th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Incase weren't looking
NXM

Seller has adult Rosemoon (new ones too) in regular section

http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r47262229

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: Incase weren't looking

Ouch, thanks for the note. >.<; Hopefully I'll be able to get my deposit refund done and resubmitted in time for the auction. I still have no idea what the fees are for requesting a refund after the 60 day limit, but figured I'd go through the headache and see what's involved. Ack. (I'm seriously hoping to get back in soon because I want to bid on another doujinshi as well.) *sigh* It really doesn't ever end. >.>

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: Incase weren't looking
GHOST HUNT

Hope you get it back without too much hassle and in time so you can bid (or yell if you need me to try). Yup, endless ^^

I'm in the minority thought (I guess ^^) that if Naru and Mai were together there would NOT be "no tension"

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Re: Incase weren't looking

*sigh* I think I might just 'write-off' the deposit and see what sort of fees end up being charged/deducted from it when I no longer need it for bidding and request a refund later. I have to admit, the idea of going through this sort of hassle every couple of months and ending up with funds in a paypal account don't entirely appeal. ^^;

*laughs* I think there'd be plenty of tension of a different sort. :P

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
Re: Incase weren't looking
Vol10

Sacrifices required for being a dedicated fan ;)

Ara, that would mean the idiot scientist acknowledges he's a normal (young male) human being ^^;;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: May 26th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
geek

Thanks for the translation!

I'm a little miffed, though: she discounts entirely the possibility of getting characters together and simply having a couple in a story that is not about their relationship. (Not specific to GH, where I'm not even sure I like Naru & Mai, just a general peeve.)

Fans are scary. O_O

Posted by: サヤカ (sayaka86)
Posted at: May 27th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
Naru & Mai 2

thanks for this :) it's really scary.. her fans.... =.='

but it's so sad that she doesn't intend for Noll & Mai to end up together anymore... and well.. i think i'm one of the few who believe that we would still get some tension even if they ended up together :p

and yeah *does a little dance* a sequel... i hope :p

thanks again.. :)

Posted by: xinmei (xinmei)
Posted at: May 28th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)

Those pamphlets were released in 1992. Since it's been 16 years, maybe she changed her mind? ^^; I can only hope for that, since I'm a die hard NaruxMai fan.

Still, it's depressing knowing that she doesn't seem to want them to be canon.

Hey, I drew out Mai's confession scene using your translation! If you want to see it - http://community.livejournal.com/shibuya_pr/98811.html#cutid1

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 4th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)

Wow! Nicely done!

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
More temptation
Vol10

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 4th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
Re: More temptation

Ack! I just had Crescent send all my latest winnings (for the past 1-2 wks) after discovering I had nothing to bid on after losing yesterday's auctions and decided to do a refund after all. *sigh* I'll have to re-deposit my refund in the next day or so now. At least I can make a serious run for this set though. *eg* (Getting the refund was really easy. I haven't checked in on it yet, but I think it's being kept in US funds, so that helps. :P )

Posted by: onironauta (umeyume)
Posted at: August 8th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
GH-Mai-Aham

Is it just me, or Ono-sensei is exactly like Naru, with Yasuhara's disposition and sense of humor?

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