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Boy, am I weak

October 29th, 2009 (10:00 am)

current mood: bored

*sigh* I see that battle lasted oh, so long. >.> Spoilers are barely coming out, and yet I've already given in and ordered the latest HakuYou novel. >.<;; I don't know how far down the shipping list I'll eventually work myself on bk1, but I'm using regular airmail this time instead of EMS. The other two options unused (other than OCS) are seamail and SAL. I've shipped from Japan using seamail many times (typically takes 1 month), but I've never used SAL before. Does anyone know how long that normally takes from there to Canada? (sekitx2, you use SAL regularly, right?)

In any case, hopefully it won't take too long for my books to get here. >.> I can just see me going through this again come Jan/Feb assuming the next Migawari and HakuYou vols continue at their current pace. I'm wondering if HakuYou might not take a brief break/side trip and put out a SS compilation instead soon. There's probably almost enough material now. Migawari... I just want to know where the story goes given the major cliff-hanger it ended on. >.<;;

There's only been a couple of comments out there for the book. One non-spoilery comment: there's 'a bombshell at the end'. And one spoilery: 'the prophet appears and Edgar's relative appears... it seems like the story's progressed quite a bit, but it feels like Lydia's too thin. Also... heirs... what's going to happen with them?'

And the title for the next Saiun novel is out, and it's *not* what was listed on Kadokawa's Fall newsletter. The new novel will be 暗き黄昏の宮. ...Hmm... 'Dark Twilight at the Palace'. (I wonder what happened with the previous title? *confused*)

Oh well, tonight's reading will probably be the continuation of Shitsuren Ryuu to Keiyaku no Hana Yome (The Heart-broken Dragon and the Contract Bride). Either that or I'll try out Picte Schenke no Fushigi na mori (sp? The Mysterious Forest of Picte Schenke). I think the art in the second title is supposed to be done by the same person who did the illustrations for Vampire Butler. :P FWIW, both of these are romance series. ^^;

[ETA: Cobalt's website has been updated and there's a new wallpaper for HakuYou (cover illust for the latest novel). If you go direct to the site, click on the last link on the left menu that has 'new' listed by it. Otherwise, try here.]


Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: October 29th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)

From a business I don't know if makes any difference or not. From my friend (who's in Tochigi), it's 1-2 weeks usually (I get 2kg boxes). It can take longer, especially if hits around a holiday here. Very rarely in 10 years I've had it come by sea (S in SAL) which has taken 4-6 weeks if so.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 29th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)

Cheers for the info! So, typically, it's really not a heck of a lot different from standard airmail WRT delivery times, eh? Hmm... I think I'll give it a try next time and see how it goes. ^_^

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: October 29th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
Mai M11gif


Airmail costs more (especially for 2kg parcel) and it's never gotten to me faster than SAL. Japan to Canada postal service is pretty efficient (faster than across Canada at times ^^)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)

WRT how long it takes. Most of my orders from Japan (especially more recent ones) have been sent via EMS or courier (without much option on method), so I've never really played around with shipping options before. Seriously though, if there's not much diffs between SAL and Air, I don't see any reason not to go with SAL. If my first order was any indication, bk1 packs their orders very well, so I shouldn't have to worry about my books getting damaged in transit. With Amazon, on the other hand, it's almost guaranteed there'll be some damage. >.>

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: October 31st, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
Naru M11

WRT means?

SAl definitely recommend.

Yup, damage for sure with amazon and get to pay courier price for the pleasure too. ~_~ Complained a few times. Told them to go talk to amazon Canada about how to ship things right...

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: October 31st, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)

Ah, sorry. "With Respect To". ^^;

Ouch, yeah. I've only done a few books at a time from Amazon.ca, so I'm not sure how good they are with larger orders, but boy does Amazon.jp need to do something. I will never forget the order that I received where I started taking books out of the box through the side seam and not even bothering to cut the box open. >.> Fortunately, nothing had gotten lost during transit, but that was decidedly unimpressive.

Posted by: Because loving ONE Seki-sama isn't good enough! (sekitx2)
Posted at: October 31st, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)

Ah, ok. ^^*

Big orders from .ca I guess I haven't had either. amazon jp box almost always has arrived like got used for a football. Never lost anything either but have had spine damage or bent covers or rips.

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: October 29th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)

Thank you for the link to the wallpaper.

Posted by: 雨夜 (animationfreak)
Posted at: October 30th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Maru and Moro Alleluia

Uwaa, Edgar's relative and the prophet? Can't wait for the story~

Lydia's too thin?

Thanks for the heads-up on the wallpaper, it's beautiful =)

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