Saturday, September 29, 2012

Find out who our staffies are!

Lately, we've been thinking of adding some "salt and pepper" to our Staff's page. That's why I've requested of each member to make a short résumé for themselves. So, for fun's sake, keep tuned in and check them out as they are being added. :)

Take a peek! :P

Yours truly,


P.S. : If we've managed to stir a laugh or two, why not consider joining us and post your own wacky CV? :D

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wedding bells!

Junai Tokkou Taichou - Volume 7 Chapter 2 Release

It's either that the wedding rehearsals haven't finished yet or that the wedding is going down the drain...As one reader had mentioned, it was supposed to be difficult just in the beginning, so I truly have no explanation as to why we are all over the place with the second chapter of Junai Tokkou Taichou! as well...
Oh, well...Such is life! As I like to say. :D
But, really now...2 translators, 2 cleaners, 3 typesetters and all on one chapter...I don't know if I should be laughing, crying or pulling my hair out...
This was scheduled to have been released during my trip to Greece. It seems that it has waited for me to return and bring some souvenirs back along some sand in my pockets...Smell the salty air, my friends! Enjoy! :D

Junai Vol07 Ch02

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Welcome back!

Tora to Ookami - Volume 2 Chapter 6 Release

Welcome back! :D Well, that goes for both you guys, who're revisiting our site and for me, who has just returned from a trip to hell-island - Thasos - in Greece. I am so happy to be back home, in front of a normal keyboard and with a genuine computer in front of me that I feel capable of doing the hoola dance in the middle of the street, naked! Well, almost...

Getting back on track, this release was not something that I had anticipated to happen so fast. Actually, it came to fruition dew to the enthusiasm and hard work of my girl, Amy, who has been replacing me while I was away and our new Japanese translator, Becky! At first, I wanted to stick to only 2 projects, Junai Tokkou Taichou! and Pin to Kona. Then, Becky appeared and since she had nothing to work on and I had found the japanese raws for Tora to Ookami, I thought of turning this into our "additional" project. No sense in keeping a perfectly fit translator on the bench, after all...So, I thought to myself "I could work alone alongside Becky, until more recruits arrive!". It so happens they did and well, somehow, they were interested in working on it! Turns out our "add-on" project was actually released faster than our main project...But, have no fear! Junai chapter 2 is almost out! I had planned for it to be released in my absence, but our dear translator is undergoing exams, hence the delay. But, that's another story...

In the meantime, we proudly present :

Tora to Ookami - Ch06

Yours trully,

Special thanks and congratulations to our new translator Becky and our new editor Kelsey on their first release, EVER! :D

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello World!

Junai Tokkou Taichou - Volume 7 Chapter 1 Release

I wasn't planning on leaving blogspot's title for our first post, but it seemed so fitting that I simply couldn't resist! (aka perfect excuse after a tiring 3-day marathon)

Truly, "Hello, dear manga fans and please welcome us into the translation community!"

It took almost a decade for me to decide to join this side of the know, the one where I get to work my cougharsecough off for the good of mangakind and not just leech and moan that I don't get what I want and when I want it. And what a heck of a ride this has been so far...

Well, to make a long story short (well, short-er, 'cause there is no such thing as an actual short story in my vocabulary :D) we probably had the most "eventful" (this is the ladylike word for BEEPed) launch EVER! To mention some of the occurrences:

Our dear editor, Chelsy, has had such a hectic week at school that she needed help and we ended up being 3 editors for one chapter instead of the usual, efficient one.

Our poor translator, Sach, had to wake up at 3 am and type the remaining translation with her lights off (no need to let your parents and the entire neighborhood know you have a few loose screws...) and without actually seeing her keyboard...The cute little midget must have been so tired that she actually wrote "momento" instead of "memento"...:)) I had quite a laugh with that one while proofreading, I assure you.

Of course, our typesetter, Centex, just happened to catch a cold after only 10 pages...half a day before the actual release, might I add...But God gave me cool girls to jump in after me while the boat is sinking and I stubbornly hold onto the mast, yelling "NOOOOO!!!"

And with this occasion, I send special thanks to Mel-chan from Dark Murmur for splitting up the work with me and becoming our "part-time" typesetter! :D

And last, but not least...when all that was left were a few measly pages, that Amy had worked on when in need of a third typesetter, my msn messenger went berserk and shut itself down, hence I had lost the only offline message containing her uploaded link, hence I had to wait another day for her to wake up and resend it to me, hence the rushed release we had sacrificed so much for ended up being a belated one! :D

Ain't life grand?! :D

That being said and since we have won against all odds (I forgot to mention a total lack of inspiration when it came to creating our header hahaha) I think that Serendipity is most fitting for our group's name. It is (now that we have gone through a rough start and we're -hopefully- heading towards a smooth ride) probably most fitting of all. It represents not only our hopes for the future, but who we are - a happenstance for which people should be happy for! :)

Without further ado, here is the link to Junai Tokkou Taichou! volume 7 - chapter 1:

First release!

*Drops dead / Curtain falls!