Anyhow, I downloaded "Boyfriend" 'cause it caught my eye at Storm in Heaven. I went there--well, I don't remember why I went there initially, actually... in any case, I wound up deciding to re-download all of 7Seeds and read it with a passion!! I love Basara; it's definitely my all time favorite shojo manga. In the whole world! *tee-hee* I also liked Chicago, which was a collection of short stories by Yumi Tamura. I read some of 7Seeds way back when, when I was an avid scanslation reader. Those much-mentioned days, eh?
This is a lot of fun. I suppose it means I may not be dedicating quite as much time to my translation projects, but I've still got the rest of the summer and it looks like next quarter isn't going to be too strenuous, compared to the past.
I've had more time to play videogames and hang out with my friends as well. I'm at the end of Dragon Quest 8! I've gone off to train though, at this hidden Slime valley place (hurray for metal king slimes!!), as I had difficulty beating the final boss. Another tidbit I want to throw in here is that I really noticed the quality of "Boyfriend". I mean, the manner in which it was scanslated. Everything's really perfected and all. I don't place a whole lot of importance on quality, at least not to the extent that they do at SiH, but... reading such a high quality release was refreshing. Is refreshing. I guess I wasn't able to totally forget about my own scanslations, huh? XD Well, it can't be helped. I want to become a professional translator, after all!
So, back to reading I go! <3
This is a good start for a good summer!!
I LOVE SUMMER! The weather's beautiful, and I've started my part time job again, which is really fun. But most of all, I have enough time! I've been out of school for two weeks or so (is that all?) and... I'm actually reading a scanslation. Me! I started reading a scanslation. I was able to push my own projects out of my mind and just concentrate on reading manga on the computer. I-I haven't done this in so long...! I mean, I've read doujinshi occasionally (in both raw and scanslated form) and I've been staying up to date on Fullmetal Alchemist, but aside from that, I haven't read anything on the computer. So this is a big deal! I'm reading through volume 1 of "Boyfriend", a shojo manga by Soryo Fuyumi, author of Mars and ES. Also that crappy ass Caeser thing, lol. Mars has been one of my longtime favorite shojo series, so I'm always glad to see something by Soryo Fuyumi. :3 "Boyfriend" seems to be an older wok of hers, judging by the art style. It's a nice change though, like reading Swan or Blackjack.