piranha: (pretty bois)
i just got notice from BK1 that they have gokujou no koibito in stock. and yay, now there are finally cover pictures, and pretty ones at that:


IIRC it's already longer than all of minase masara's other work, and the serialization is on chapter 14 and ongoing. that makes me very happy, since i find most of her work sadly too short, and i hope a successful triple tank series (or so) will encourage her to write a bit longer stories in general.

in other news, i can now manage to order from an all-japanese book or CD store, no english help provided. yay!

*slips back into japanese-study hermit mode*.
piranha: (masahiro and yoshimi)
these are all the covers of the issues of AQUA in which GnK has been serialized. i've marked the issues with missing chapters. unfortunately i don't have particularly large images for some of them, but they're good enough to discern which covers they are (and that they indeed contain a chapter of GnK). i have the text in japanese, so i can start searching auction sites, and i am gonna post the covers in question in various LJ comms and on aarinfantasy to see whether we might not find somebody who has them and would scan the chapters for us.

cut because nobody but stephanie and i care )
also, whyever is there no tankoubon? heck, there is enough material for a second one. i don't understand. minase is certainly popular enough i thought, which seems to be born out by GnK getting 5 of the 13 covers; that seems like a lot. but there is so much about manga publishing i don't understand.

[ETA: chapter 7 has been found! yay! *kisses the ground [livejournal.com profile] inga_b walks on*.]
piranha: fujiwara motoo of "bump of chicken" (i want just one true thing to last)
ok, this is the middle of march. i've had it with the freezing temperatures. i want to start gardening! this winter has been unseasonably cold. it's not like i wouldn't have hermitted anyway, but i've been extremely bad about leaving the house, and the cold is not helping. the older i get the more narrow the range of temperatures in which i feel really comfortable.

i was gonna put the sole picture i've taken of a snowdrop cluster here, but photoshop's filebrowser is still busy thumbnailing aegis' image drive, which it has now been doing for more than two hours -- that was probably not a bright idea, to let it start doing that. i need to do better digital asset management. really, the images should move onto the external drive.

i am listening now almost exclusively to jpop/jrock. me -> handbasket -> hell. i blame BUMP OF CHICKEN (lead singer of which is in my icon)(ghod, i have a japanese boyband singer in my userpic. shoot me now.). except how can i not love a group called "bump of chicken", i ask you. no really, i should blame aja. *hearts aja*.

yesterday i spent several (3? 4? 5? time escaped.) hours trying to translate 3 scenes from (another) manga that has sucked me in.
jinian: gokujou no koibito by minase masara -- very, very pretty bois, great dynamic between the characters. i loved that lots of people on [livejournal.com profile] yaoi_daily couldn't tell who the seme was until they were right in the act. probably her best after empty heart. maybe even better. hard to tell; there are 4 chapters missing out of 13, and only 2 are scanlated; empty heart is much shorter. there is something about her characters that hooks me even in her oneshots, but i don't know quite what.

cast: yoshimi (dark hair), masahiro (glasses). text removed to prevent innocent eyes from burning. gayboy is developing a crush on masahiro. down, gayboy. you do not need two lovers. i need some rest.

i must stop with the translation attempts, really. it takes up so much time, and i am so bad at it yet. however much i want it, i can't force the absorption of japanese at that level. i do get something out of it; it feels really amazing when i decipher a key kanji, and suddenly the phrase sounds in my mind, and i RECOGNIZE it. but my time would be better spent conjugating verbs and learning about sentence structures.

more detail about my kanji adventures in yaoiland than most anyone will care to read )


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