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no border waraningyo


......It's been a busy day in journal land today. What with Kokumono ep 16's release followed by the little banner for FB... *splat*

But first, apparently I lied about my upcoming holidays. It'll actually be Oct 4~25 instead. It seems that flights on the 11th were sold out (because of Thanksgiving perhaps?), so the male parental is cutting his trip one week short. Actually, this'll be a beautiful time of year to travel in Japan... at least it would be for the main island. Kyushu...? Might be a bit warm still? However, because of the dates, if FB does continue that far, it may not be possible for me to translate Oct 5th's release.

And before anyone says that FB is ending on Sept 5, I'll explain here what I mentioned on Ysa's blog. Simply put, we still don't know for certain that the next issue will be the last for FB. The little banner on Hakusensha's Hana to Yume site says "いよいよ最終章" or "At last, the final chapter". However, FB isn't released in 章, but in 話, so the question remains, how many 話 will be in the final 章. For those who are getting confused by these characters, basically, we're entering the final storyline for FB, but don't know how many parts it will take for that story to be written. So, it could be that there will only be one part to the final storyline and FB ends Sep 5. It could also mean that there are 6 parts in the final storyline resulting in one more book. That part, we don't know yet. So, take it as you will. FB may end Sept 5, or it may not. All we know is that it's entering the final storyline (chapter), and there's no comment that it's the final installment (話). Of course, my opinion may change should anything more appear on Hana to Yume's site. ^^;

Otherwise, ep 10's edits have almost all been added in. I forgot one correction and will take care of fixing it tomorrow. >_<;

Oh, and utterly random, the next novel for Kokumono (pre-release) is ranked 34th in books on Amazon JPs site. O_O; Who do I want to concentrate on, Shouka or Ryuuki... *ponders* Anyhow, bed. ^^;
kemonotachi no yoru

...pretty much nothing?

The Beans is coming! ^___^ Unfortunately, I don't know if I have the subscription yet through Iwase, but the latest novel magazine for Kokumono is coming from Amazon JP! ^___^ Now if only Amazon will hurry up and list the latest upcoming novel so I can order it and Beans Ace before it gets sold out. >_<;; While Kadokawa does allow purchasing online for back issues, I haven't waded through the site sufficiently to see if they'll ship overseas... not to mention mailing that sort of item overseas would be pretty nasty. >_<;

Included in the latest Amazon order (which is primarily male parental unit oriented this time) is a second copy of Kokumono manga vol 1 which will get chopped up and used for scanlating. Which means, sometime in the next while, I'll finally move more on the manga side of things. While the manga does include much more from the novels, it also has its differences as well. Which reminds me, what is the normal size to scan pages for scanlation projects? As much as I read raw scans for FB, the sizes tend to be all over the place. When I scanlated Ghost Hunt, I kept the scans down such that it would fit on a single screen (ie 600 high). This made things a bit tricky however and the scans were hard to read. On the flip side, the scans were crap so anyone wanting to really appreciate the manga would have to get a legit copy. Maybe 2 screens high would be a good size?

Otherwise, I think CD Japan has shipped Kokumono DVD #1 (the FSU ordered it so I'm not entirely sure), so hopefully I'll get to watch it in ~1 week and find out what's on the CD that's included with it. Nah, I'm not so utterly addicted and hooked on Kokumono that it takes up my whole life. ^^;;

Apparently, I'm being kidnapped to go "shopping" tomorrow. I decided to do some online shopping at Futureshop for CSI season 3 and opted for in-shop pickup rather than delivery since I've never used the option before. I figured I'd buy the DVD set and have the female sibling unit pick it up on her way home from work. What I didn't expect was that the card holder had to come with credit card and e-mail confirmation to pick up the item. >_<;; I can definitely say, I won't be using that option again. As for why CSI...? I have no idea. The female sibling unit bought season 1 & 2 recently and she promptly died laughing when I started talking to the TV with comments of "What are you doing?" "Did you just do ***??" "Whoa, where did that come from?!" etc. etc. regarding the pseudo-science that pops up in that show. Sadly, this is the usual response to scientific and horror shows here which makes watching rather... amusing sometimes. ^^;;

Rosetta posted a summary for the latest chapter for Skip Beat the other day which means FB shouldn't be too far behind. Hopefully soon, although most likely the chapter following would then come out... Sept 5 IIRC from the current pattern. Anyhow, it's late. Bedtime. -_-;
kemonotachi no yoru


-_-;; Hot. I don't know if we actually hit 30 today, but it was darn hot, and that's where we're supposed to be for the next few days still. >_<;; I'm going melt into a small puddle of goo. Just mop me up and shove me aside somewhere... preferably somewhere cool until more reasonably temperatures prevail. -_-;;

The saving grace to today's awful heat is that we got some magazines from Iwase today including July's きょうの料理. I took one look at it and almost ignored it (it's featuring tofu of all things). >_<;; But when I noticed other items in the magazine, I ended up flipping through the whole thing. Sadly, the plan now is to make some sort of watermelon jelly (need to get a watermelon and some gelatin), a matcha soy drink (need matcha... need soy milk), and maybe a ginger ice treat (...I think we have everything for this one). There are lots of recipes in the magazine so I was really surprised at how much there is in it. The bad thing is, I think there are too many recipes in it. ^^;;

Kokumono ep 16 will hopefully be coming out sometime tomorrow. I guess that means we'll know if we're breaking in the middle of the current story before the four week re-run period, or if we'll be waiting to start the next story arc after it.

Ginny, if all goes well, I should have a file for you sometime tomorrow. (If it doesn't go well, it'll probably be another day still). ^_^;

Anyhow, I'm going into hiding. Some vampire's been making passes at me. :P