Junai Tokkou Taichou - Volume 7 Chapter 1 ReleaseI 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 wagon...you 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:
*Drops dead / Curtain falls!