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June 23rd, 2006 (12:04 am)
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Got shipping notice from Amazon.jp today. They shipped my order... except for Saiunkoku Monogatari manga vol 1! *blink* ... *blink* ......*sigh* Hopefully the shipping notice for it will come in the next day or two. It looks like they just got it at Amazon, so hopefully it won't be too much longer until shipping.

Looking at my site, I'm starting to wonder if I shouldn't split up the translations for Kokumono. (Still feels a bit weird to call it that. It'll take time getting used to...) ^^; But yeah, the site... Looking at the translation section, since it has the anime, CD drama(s), and novels and now it's going to also gain the manga... I feel like the list is getting a bit confusing and messy. I think I need to separate them out a bit so that they can regain some order again. ^^;; Shall see about taking care of that later. *sigh* Which means that yes, I should have thought about using sub-dir's for the translation files in the first place. >_<;; Why is making messes so easy whereas clean-up is a royal b*tch?!

That and I'm starting to think about making a character page section more like FB's chara pages. Add to that that I need to update the character pages anyways since we'll be meeting a bunch of new people in the next episode... >_<;; This series has a *lot* of characters. New names to watch for roughly in order of appearance include: Kochou nee-san, To Eigetsu, Ou Keichou aka Santa (no not the guy in red... ^^;), Official Rou, Senior Secretary Sai - department of protocol, Heki Hakumei, Yougetsu, Kou Kurou. ......I think that may be the extent of actually named people. Ohhh.... yeah. I definitely need to expand the character pages again. >_<;;

Anyhow, it's a bit late now, so I think I'll leave things here for the day. I need to look at fixing up names a bit. I'm not sure about changing Ryuushin's though. What made me hesitate earlier, was that Ryuu-ojisan calls him Ryuushin in the anime where as in the novels he clearly calls him Shin. *confused* Anyhow, cleanup will have to wait until tomorrow. Bedtime. -_-

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Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 09:14 am (UTC)

Just saw the updated mugshots for all the Saiunkoku characters on your site. Looking good! :)

Kou Kurou? *perks* Courtesaaaaaans! *frenzies* 1 more day to the next ep. Just 1 more day...

I think I can explain calling people by their last characters, if we look at it from the perspective of Chinese names. Calling people [Surname] + [1st Name, 1st Character] (eg. Kou Shuu) and [1st Name, 2nd Character] (eg. Shin) are usually terms of endearment (used often between friends and family). Calling people by [1st Name, 2nd Character] is actually more common, but the former format does happen. I don't think there are any different levels of politeness between the two, as I've heard my Chinese relatives use those two forms interchangeably.

I also don't think you have to go changing the Japanese name format to suit the Chinese, as the original names are written in Japanese style. If you call people what they are as you see/read it, I'm sure it'll still be understood. :)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 07:53 am (UTC)

*laughs* Can't wait to see who makes it into the next ep. ^__^ It's always such a long wait for the next ep. ^^;;

I also don't think you have to go changing the Japanese name format to suit the Chinese, as the original names are written in Japanese style. If you call people what they are as you see/read it, I'm sure it'll still be understood. :)

Nope, not intending to try that (I'll confuse myself worse too ^^;; ), but I do want to get the name right. The part where it gets confusing is that, in the novels, there's no break in the names depicting last, first whereas there are in the anime in the credits. Ryuushin's name therefore is likely Ryuu Shin as his father is referred to as Ryuu-ojisan and the adults call him Ryuu Shin or Shin. However, in the anime, they do separate first from last, and Ryuushin's name is written as one word, and his father is listed as "Ryuushin's father" which is why I suspect things are a little different between the two. That's okay, there's a name listed for Shuurei's mom! I don't remember actually coming across a *name* for her before. ^^;

Thanks for all the help and info on Chinese naming practises. ^__^

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)

It'd be interesting to see if Shuurei's mother's name is canon according to the manga, since the anime is following the books pretty faithfully.

Written Chinese names don't usually have spaces between surname and first name, and I've never been sure about the Japanese equivalent, since there are places where they seem to have a space between them, and some places not. *confused* Would definitely appreciate some thoughts there! But perhaps, that could be why there are no spaces in the book version of names as well?

*leeeeans on Tokyo Toshokan* Were you aware We Suck have released Ep 5?

Posted by: Applejacks (auburnmaven)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
r in teen orange

Why is making messes so easy whereas clean-up is a royal b*tch?!

I think you have discovered the meaning of life. 0_0

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
library by skellorg on obsessiveicons

All the names! O.o

Did you order from Amazon Japan? Or does an English-based one have it? (Otoh, there is somewhere a guideline for ordering from Amazon.jp. But once I go down that road, there's no going back.)

I'm going to look at that file right now.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)

*laughs* Well, truth to be told, I mis-spoke and those are the upcoming names for the story line, not the next episode. ^^;

Yeah I ordered from Amazon Japan. The only thing with ordering from them is that shipping is fairly high. >_

Posted by: beamspam mcmuppet (snapdragon76)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
ES

I think the character page idea is a great one. I mean, it's kinda hard to keep track of who's who in this series at times.

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)

KOKUMONO!!!! hehehehe
SM is already taken for Sailor Moon so it's KOKUMONO :)
omg i want my copy of the manga like NOW T__T

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)

*laughs* I know what you mean. If I'm lucky, I might get hold of my copy Monday otherwise possibly Tuesday. Amazon shipped my copy today. ^___^

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)

I envy theee!!! mine won't be here for another week or so :(

btw episode 12 popped up on the torrents. it's kinda big 442 MB O.o *if only i wasn't locked out my apartment* (more reasons for me to fume*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC)

^^;; I get the feeling that there are only three chapters or so in the vol from the page count though. -_-;

Thanks for the note on the ep! (L33t-raws seems like it's down at the moment). >_<;; I just finished DLing and watching the ep.

Bwahahahaha! Ryuuki... Oh Ryuuki, that's the absolute *worst* thing you could've said!!! *dies laughing*

Anyhow, it's 2AM, will start on writing it up tomorrow. ^^;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)

OMG YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHAT HE SAID??? *is downloading now* hehehe

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)

*laughs* It's the final scene in the anime. ^^;;

Shuurei: Aah!?

Ryuuki: Shuurei!

Shuurei: What are you doing here?!

...Oh, you snuck out with Shogun Ran and Kouyuu-sama to have fun in the red lights district, did you?

Ryuuki: ?! Y-you're mistaken Shuurei! I don't need to come to a place like this for that since I can do it as much as I like at my own place!

?!? Ah, umm... erm...

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)

OOMG HAHAHA RYUUUKi!!! what happened to being faithful to shuurei???! *tsk tsk* lmao that's soooo funny ^^
btw i was reading chap 3 scanlations of the manga and it has that scene where kourin brings him aphrodisiac and he tells Shuurei about it *^^:;;;* Shuurei's reaction was hysterical! lol
I'm glad the manga is following the novel a bit closer than the anime.

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)

http://www.rinkya.com/twview.pl?URL=http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k34995021

it's obviously hit the street earlier than the official due date *WANTS MANGA NOW * hehe

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 24th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
the boys

hey, take your time. your site is great and is a constant labour of love, neh? we are all here to support it's metaphorphisis and journey.

speaking of which....i still need to read ep10 & 11 translations!! so behind!!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: June 25th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)

*laughs* Well, I have this thing about getting as much done ASAP otherwise, there's the risk I'll lose interest and things'll slow to worse than snail's pace. ^^; In any case, you were a bit too late. The character page is currently in a shocking state. I'll have to comment out a bunch of stuff for the next update. ^^;

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: June 26th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)

i am sure it still looks good. ^____^

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