New Skip Beat! 152 Scanslation Release

Hot damn.

Continue reading

Advertisements

New Skip Beat! 150 Scanslation Release

And then, Izirae went through a total Skip Beat boot camp and brought us… Skip Beat 150!

New! Skip Beat! Chapter 149 Scanslations

Whoa!  A new Skip Beat scanslation/scanlation was released today for Skip Beat Chapter 149 by Momoko!  You can find it on OneManga here:

http://www.onemanga.com/Skip_Beat/149

It’s a really good (first?) effort, but I’m always waiting for Franky-House’s release (hee) They do such a great job.  Either way, it was still a pleasure to read Momoko’s.  Keep up the good work!

Happy holidays, everyone :)

Skip Beat! Chapter 150 Raws and Translation!!

Send Mo all of your cookies!  I’m totally amazed at how fast the newest chapter translation of Skip Beat came out!  Amazed and grateful!  Follow @unrelatedwaffle on Twitter (http://twitter.com/unrelatedwaffle) to get the newest translation updates!  And send her/him(?) lots of love!!  Brownies and cake to the raw provider, too!

Link to Skip Beat! Chapter 150 raws:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/jg5sz4

Link to Skip Beat! Chapter 150 Translation:
http://www.faceorama.com/pizza/skipbeat/skipbeat150.html

Rants and spoilers after the jump :)

Continue reading

Korean Translator Wanted – Girl Queen 8

It’s been a while since I’ve looked at anything other than Skip Beat!, to tell the truth, but one of my genuine favorite series is a Manhwa titled “Girl Queen.”  I think it was originally named “The Little Queen,” but since it’s been licensed by TokyoPop, I haven’t found it by any other name.  The other night, I read the last release “Girl Queen 7” and wondered whatever happened to my Amazon.com pre-ordered volume 8.  It was supposed to be released a year ago, and it hasn’t!  In fact, there are tons of rumors that many titles have been “dropped” due to recent cutbacks (read: our crappy economy).

According to Tangerine Dreams and Comics 212, a ton of titles, including popular Beck, Ciel, Fruits Baskets and many more titles (check out Comics 212 for a full list) are on hold, indefinitely, because talks are not going well for TokyoPop.  They’re not going well at all.

At this point, I’m starting to tear my hair out because I bought all of Little Queen (volumes 1-7) and Little Queen 8 is the last volume that I need to complete my collection.  I’m currently looking to buy some copy at Amazon.co.uk for twice the price… But even then, that won’t complete my collection.

The terrifying thing for me is that I’m really thinking about scanslating it.  If I can find a Korean translator to do the real work for me, I’ll clean, edit and typeset the whole thing.  It’s frightening how determined I am, in part because I’m so outraged that we’re here again.  This series is technically licensed, but TokyoPop put scanslators back in the same situation we were in before.  If they’re incapable of making the series that we’re interested in available to us, there’s gotta be something that we can do, licensed or not.

I support Skip Beat! scanslations despite being licensed because at the rate that they’re releasing official American releases of Skip Beat!, they’ll never catch up to the Japanese releases of Skip Beat!.  Little Queen should’ve been finished a year ago.

Skip Beat! 149 FanFiction: “Breathe”

Oops, I did bad.  I wasn’t supposed to be writing FanFiction this morning, but I did.  For whatever reason, I couldn’t sleep and I ended up thinking of Skip Beat (hee) and, out of the blue, I became really, really sad.  The chapter was wonderful – – I’m sure it was everything a lot of fans were hoping for – – and more.  But, with the sudden turn of events, I felt like Skip Beat! has finally reached a point where one of the main conflicts can finally head to a close.  I’m not saying that it’s there yet.  I’m not saying that it’s the end, but I am saying that it’s a beginning to an end.

So, out of the many wonderful pages in Skip Beat! chapter 149, there’s this one panel of Ren, where he looks hopelessly at an unsuspecting Kyōko.  It’s a picture that says everything about what he wants from her, what he doesn’t, and how all of his hopes and all of his fears that he has for her have already happened, and that he was the one that caused it.

I wrote a short, 900 word piece on that image.  I’ll wait a few weeks before putting it up (it shall be probably one of my favorites, as it really does say so much), and since I hate spoilers, I won’t say anymore.  Take a looksee, after you read the chapter, and drop me a line if you so desire.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5556468/1/Breathe

Ironically, while I wasn’t supposed to be writing FanFiction, this is a great set up for one of the Skip Beat! stories that’ve bumbling about in my mind for that Skip Beat! FanFiction challenge, way back when. (Shifty eyes//Looks away) I have three really great stories that I want to write, but… Real life, real writing takes precedence.  I think my friend would butcher me if she found out that I’ve been slacking off instead of real writing, but then again, she’s also (now) a huge fan of Skip Beat!, so I don’t care!

Ah, funny thing, it’s only been a day or so since the raws popped up, but mine is not the only FanFiction piece inspired by Skip Beat! chapter 149! Glad to know, that I’m not the only crazy crazy (in a good way, of course).

And lastly, boy, I am so not looking forward to hearing/responding to all of the “Second Chance” inquiries. (Shifty eyes//Looks away!) I changed the status to on Hiatus/Indefinitely because I have a ton of really gorgeous scenes that I’ve actually already written, but the rest of the story isn’t.  I should just write a series of “Second Chance” one-shots and leave it to someone else to fill in the blanks.  Is that cheating?

Skip Beat! Chapter 149 Raws and Translation up!

Skip Beat! 149 Raw: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZFC1U9CP

Skip Beat! 149 Translation: http://www.faceorama.com/pizza/skipbeat/skipbeat149.html

I’ve been following @unrelatedwaffle on Twitter, so when I got up this morning, I woke up to the wonderful bliss that is Mo’s translations ♥ Merry Christmas everyone!  Follow @unrelatedwaffle (http://twitter.com/unrelatedwaffle) to get the lastest translation updates from Blue Light Translations!  Aren’t they great?

Also, special thanks to the raw provider :)