Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kabu no Isaki chapter 16

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Chapter sixteen, in which our intrepid protagonist sets off on a new adventure.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kabu no Isaki chapter 15

Mt. Nokogiri, by wikipedia user Σ64
Well, here we go again. In the ten-times larger world of Kabu no Isaki, the merely spectacular becomes the mind-bogglingly stupendous. In this chapter, Mt. Nokogiri's cliffs are on display, as well as a more familiar sight...

Try some of the pictures from the geotagged picture map and imagine everything ten times bigger.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Discommunication Seireihen chapter 17 (draft)

Seireihen is done... kinda. I would rather not do this, but given that I don't have a whole lot of time on my hands, I'm releasing an incomplete version. Incomplete by my standards, that is — no translated scribbles, no notes, no omake/preview. If you're dying to know how the story turns out (which isn't really the point here, as it's been one long MacGuffin chase) this is the denouement you've been looking for.

The full treatment will be coming sometime in the future, along with probably some v2's.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More delays

I hate to saturate the first page with slowbro posts, but yeah, I blew my deadlines and then some. Suffice it to say that the ol' IRL has been fairly pressing this summer. I thought I'd be able to get out at least a draft before the deluge arrived, but nope.

Anyway, in lieu of anything substantive, I will leave you with my Hijiri-summoning kit.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kabu no Isaki chapter 14

Well, it's time to kick off volume 3. A big thanks to dosetsu and fireside for scanning and editing, respectively. I know this chapter still took me a while but it sure felt a lot easier to get through.

I elected not to put a note for Hayashi Rice this time, because it's evidently something mysterious and relatively exotic to our protagonists. I've never had it, but in my mind it's something like stroganoff over rice. Also, sorry to any ornithologists, but I replaced a mention of the Black Kite with just "hawk", which becomes wrong if you go far enough down the Kingdom/Phylum/etc classifications. Japanese has a bunch of colloquial names for rather specific species, for example all those darned beetles in Sketchbook, and it's hard to preserve the tone if you stick exactly to the script. In this case Isaki seems to free-associate from Kites (tonbi) to dragonflies (tonbo). Finally, the title of the chapter is an archaic term for dragonflies, akitsu.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Slowpokes gonna slow

So between the weather, hanging out with friends, and having to move house, I haven't managed to get as far as I'd planned. But I'm moving to a new place, with A/C, and to a town where I don't really know anybody, so things should be moving along shortly.

This is old, but I just saw it a few days ago. I bet this is what Ueshiba does when he's slacking off.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Discommunication Seireihen chapter 16

Whew, it's the penultimate chapter. This chapter is relatively light on trippy imagery, but it manages to be disturbing in other ways...

In other news, Maigo has picked up Yume Tsukai. I am slightly disappointed that they did not touch the scribbles, though.

I will wrap Seireihen up by the end of May. I am also planning a re-spin of chapter 1, which is mostly finished. Besides that, I want to go through and perhaps change some wordings, turn quotation marks into bolding, etc. Also, let me know about typos, and broken links in the Notes. And though I doubt anybody is checking my translation, please let me know if I've made any mistakes in that department.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kabu no Isaki volume 1 re-do

I'd been meaning to re-do volume one of Kabu no Isaki someday, but you can thank Strange Scans for stepping up to speed along the process. You can find it over here; note that other parts of the blog may be NSFW.

So what's new about it? The translations in chapters 5 and 6 are fixed/improved, and while I didn't have the time to re-translate 1-4, some obvious things were corrected. The scans are new, and while I have some misgivings about the tone quality, it's an improvement overall. So once again, thanks to Strange Scans for pushing this along and doing the heavy lifting.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kabu no Isaki chapter 13

At long last, the end of volume two.

I forgot what I was going to say. Probably something about the pace getting a little faster, but no promises, etc. Next on my list is finishing up Seireihen.