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Daily Happiness
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1. I actually got off work at pretty much the normal time, which is like, uheard of on Wednesdays. I could get used to this (but I probably won't have a chance).

2. We went to the ER tonight because Carla has been having really bad shoulder pain. They took some x-rays and gave her some painkillers and told her to set up an appointment for an MRI, so hopefully that will work out. The doctor said he thought it might be bursitis, but who knows. The ER wasn't crowded at all and while there was a lot of waiting, it wasn't as bad as I'd feared, which was nice.

3. I got almost half a book read while waiting!

4. I have tomorrow off! I was already looking forward to that, of course, but today was a really long day so I'm looking forward to it even more now.

5. I've got this cutie Chloe here!



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Daily Happiness
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1. We took a walk again tonight. We really got out of the habit of taking a walk every day, but I'm glad to get back into it. And it's such a nice time of year for evening walks right now, too. The weather is cool, but it's staying light late.

2. Work went so smoothly today, it was great! I actually left on time, which almost never happens on a Tuesday.

3. The other day at Costco we got a package of these mini chicken empanadas and finally made some up tonight and they are so good! And super easy, too, just pop them in the oven for like fifteen minutes and they're done.

4. We're almost done with season one of Rick and Morty. I laughed so hard tonight at so many things (I think Rixty Minutes is my favorite episode so far). I am just sad there's not more of this show out. For some reason I thought it had been on the air longer than two seasons.

5. Look at this cutie!



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Daily Happiness
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1. We took a nice little walk this evening. We didn't really have a destination in mind but ended up at the library and I got a couple books out, so I'm really going to try and read them before they're due back (they're both new books, so I've only got two weeks).

2. I got quite a bit of translating done and also finally got around to taking apart vol. 3 of Gunjo so I can scan it. I tried the hair-dryer method this time (using a hair-dryer to semi-melt the glue on the spine and then pulling the pages out) and it worked really well, so I'll definitely be doing that for any manga I need to take apart in the future.

3. Not like I need new projects, but...I have one? :D :D :D Last night I finished reading vol. 4 of Shimura Takako's Musume no Iede and was like, man, I love this so much! And I went to see if the scanlators ever did anything after the first volume and ended up seeing a note on Batoto from the typesetter that they were looking for a translator and someone to provide raws, and since I can do both, I contacted them and we're going to do it! So I'll be working on three manga by Shimura Takako simultaneously, lol. ^_^;;

4. We started watching Rick and Morty and are really liking it.

5. My mom came over for a bit today and Chloe was super into her purse! I don't know if it smelled like something interesting or it was just that it didn't smell like kitties and Chloe was really determined that it should smell like kitties now. Either way, it was hilarious watching her.



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Daily Happiness
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1. I have tomorrow off! Next week I have to work on Monday, so I'm going to try to enjoy tomorrow double. :p

2. Whatever I did to my back yesterday morning seems to be all better now? *fingers crossed*

3. I made such delicious curry tonight! And there's a lot leftover, too.

4. Work was busy, but I got everything done that needed to get done.

5. Carla sent me some super cute pics of the kitties today.



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Daily Happiness
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1. All told I got nine chapters of manga posted this month, so I'm pretty happy about that.

2. I hurt my back this morning (I don't even know how; I just sat down in my chair the way I normally sit down!), which sucked, but I was able to take the car to work and I had a lot of stuff I could do at my desk/it wasn't a day when I normally do a ton of stocking, so I was able to somewhat take it easy. It's definitely hurting less now than it was this morning when it happened, so I'm hoping it'll be back to normal tomorrow...

3. Cute kitties make any day better.



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Scanlations: Gunjo ch. 20
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I've got one last post before the end of the month, and it's one I know a lot of you have been waiting for! Chapter 20 is the last chapter in volume two, which means we are 2/3 of the way through with this series!

Unfortunately NightSwan has told me she's going to be really busy for the next three months, so we might not be able to get a chapter out every month, but we will continue to try and get this published as fast as possible. And now I've got to get on scanning volume three... D:



Title: Gunjo
Original Title: 群青 (Gunjou)
Author: Nakamura Ching
Publisher: Ikki Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + HotCakes
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Out of desperation, a woman asks an old high school friend to kill her abusive husband for her. The friend, having long been in love with this woman, does it, and now they are on the run from the law.

Chapter Summary: The blonde insists she found the ring on the ground while they were out, but the brunette's not buying it.



Chapter 20

And for those who want it, here is a full volume download for volume 2!

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Daily Happiness
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1. Today was one of those days at work, but despite a bunch of people calling out and a bunch of crap going on, I got out of there only an hour late.

2. Tomorrow I can sleep in!

3. Earlier this week the forecast was predicting temps in the 80s this weekend, but it's actually been in the 60s and low 70s. I hope that continues for a while.

4. We had a nice walk this evening and stopped at Pollo Loco for dinner.

5. Look at this fluffy kitten!



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Daily Happiness
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1. We went to Costco this morning to see about a new prescription Carla got the other day, which she wasn't sure if Medi-Cal would cover or not (and if they didn't Costco would be the cheapest place to get it if we had to pay), and they did, so it was totally free! :D

2. Today was Alexander's birthday so we went out to lunch and karaoke. For lunch we went to ROC Sawtelle and it was so good, especially their "three cup chicken" and pickled cucumbers. We got there in between lunch and dinner so it wasn't crowded at all.

3. I didn't do much translating today, but I finally finished a big project I've been working on for a while, another collection of one-shots by Nishioka Kyodai. The scans haven't even been cleaned yet, much less any progress on typesetting, so I have no idea when we'll be releasing it, but I feel good about getting my part of it done.

4. We bought a few things while at Costco today and they gave us a box that is open on three sides and when turned upside-down makes an excellent fort for kitties. We call it the Fortress of Catitude.



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Daily Happiness
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1. We got our new dutch oven today (not sure why Amazon needed to take a week to ship it, but whatevs) and Carla made a delicious pot roast for dinner in it.

2. I can sleep in tomorrow! I'm looking forward to that. We have plans in the afternoon, but the morning is completely free for sleeping.

3. I love the look on Molly's face here:



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Daily Happiness
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1. I went to bed early last night and actually woke up before my alarm this morning. I'm pretty tired now, too, so maybe I can get back on an earlier schedule where I'm not always dragging myself out of bed in the morning. That would be nice.

2. We were short two stockers today and work was pretty busy, but I was only about half an hour late getting out of there.

3. The other day Carla went to Walmart and they had twelve-packs of Mountain Dew Voltage!

4. I got so many cute pics of Chloe sunning herself in the window the other day.



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Daily Happiness
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1. I posted more manga! And there's still a few days left in the month, so maybe I'll even have some more to post before the month is over.

2. We went down to the mall to return a Funko Pop Wonder Woman figure Carla got last time we were down there, as it had some paint flaked off. They didn't have any of the Wonder Woman ones left and Carla didn't see anything else she really wanted, but they did have a Louise Belcher, so we exchanged it for that. :D

3. While we were down there, we had a tasty lunch at Steak and Shake.

4. I thought I might have to go in to work at seven tomorrow, but while I do have to go in a little early, it's only eight instead of eight-thirty, so that's not too bad.

5. The kitties have been taking turns with this tiny Amazon box lately and we both got some really good shots of Molly in it today.



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Scanlations: Tera Girl ch. 3
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Volume two of Tera Girl starts off with another two-part chapter and I've got both parts (over 80 pages!) here for you today. :D



Title: Tera Girl
Original Title: 寺ガール (Tera Girl)
Author: Mizusawa Megumi
Publisher: Ribon Mascot Comics Cookie
Genre: Shoujo
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: When your father is a Buddhist priest and your home is a temple, life can be complicated. For Satoru, Hikari, and Ogami, the thought of who will inherit the temple and take over when their father gets old is always in the back of their minds, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Because Hikari loves the temple so much, it's been all but decided that when she grows up, she'll marry someone who can take over from her father, but when she falls for someone completely unsuitable, all three sisters find themselves re-examining their assumptions.

Chapter summary: Satoru has always been complacent, knowing that Hikari would one day take over the temple, but now she's not so sure...



Chapter 3: New Year's Eve Bells - Satoru - Part 1
Chapter 3: New Year's Eve Bells - Satoru - Part 2

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Daily Happiness
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kyuuketsukirui
1. Got to sleep in and have a leisurely morning before work.

2. Day off tomorrow!

3. I was pretty busy at work today, but I got everything done that needed to get done.

4. I've got a cutie Chloe kitten. :)



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Daily Happiness
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kyuuketsukirui
1. I posted more manga, woohoo!

2. So yeah, it kind of sucked going in to work this morning when I had been looking forward to sleeping in, but I was nice to get home early and not work until after nine, so that part was nice. We took a walk when I got home, and I made dinner, neither of which I really would have felt like doing if I'd been getting home that late.

3. The dinner was yakisoba, which I hadn't made in ages and was very tasty.

4. I love this pic Carla got of Molly tonight so much!



Yesterday Carla got out the little bag of catnip that came with one of their toys, in order to refill said toy, but after refilling she just left the bag on her desk. Tonight we came in the computer room to find the entire floor covered with catnip and the cats totally nipped out. XD Molly was rolling all over my desk chair and Chloe was biting at the half-empty catnip bag on the floor.

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Scanlations: All Out!! ch. 6
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Title: All Out!!
Author: Amase Shiori
Publisher: Morning Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Anima Regia
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Gion Kenji is short and perpetually pissed off about it. Iwashimizu Sumiaki is tall but timid. Although it's bullies that bring this unlikely pair together on the first day of high school, it's the rugby club that will make them friends.

Chapter Summary: Having gotten over his fear of facing Miyuki on the field, Iwashimizu gets serious about the game. Meanwhile, we get a flashback to the first game between Keijo and Kanagawa High.



Chapter 6: What's Important

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Daily Happiness
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kyuuketsukirui
1. We went to Shake Shack tonight for dinner. It's pretty pricey, but was really tasty.

2. Today was one of those days where it was just one thing after another at work, but by some miracle I actually got out of there on time despite that.

3. I was really looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow, but as it happens I need to go in early instead of my usual afternoon shift. But on the bright side, that means I will be home earlier, and also I'm really tired right now, so hopefully I can get to sleep early and still get a good night's sleep even with having to go to work in the morning...

4. Kitties have been doing so much cuddling lately! So cute!



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Daily Happiness
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1. I posted more manga, woohoo! And also finished another translation, so even as one manga left my backlog queue, another was added to it. :D (I currently have nine chapters of various things in the queue, although one of them is something I have to do the typesetting for myself.)

2. I had been planning for some time to go get blood drawn today and I actually went and did it rather than putting it off for another time!

3. We went to Target to get a few things and as always checked the cat food aisle and not only did they have Fancy Feast multipacks on sale, but if you bought two you got a $5 Target gift card. There are plenty of things where that deal would not get me to buy more, but cat food is not one of them. We will always need cat food, after all.

4. It's definitely a lot cooler today than it has been.

5. We stopped at Costco while we were out today as well and it was seriously the best Costco trip I've ever had. The store near us is usually horrible both in the parking lot and in the store, but it's recently gotten even worse as they closed off part of the parking lot in order to expand the store. Meanwhile they're building a new parking structure next to it, so in the end there will actually be more parking, but for now it's so bad. But! When I was talking to my mom last week she mentioned that they are opening an hour early now to try and alleviate the parking situation, so we got there at nine and wow, it was like being at a totally different store. Hardly anyone there at all. I think a lot of people don't realise the hours have changed.

6. We had super delicious kimchi fried rice for lunch (and I had it again for dinner) and also made a mint chocolate cheesecake. :D

7. Tonight we watched the season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which I had totally forgotten about Tuesday. I wasn't in love with the Pimento storyline, but I have liked these last few episodes a lot.

8. Tummy fluff!



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Weekly Reading
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What are you currently reading?
Nothing at the moment. Oh wait, no, I did start something, but only got a few pages in. It's a book I got from BookMooch a few weeks ago, The Sweeter the Juice, which I feel I must have put on my wishlist years ago after seeing someone post about it on 50books_poc or something. It seems interesting, but as a physical book rather than ebook, it's probably going to take longer to get through.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished reading a book. A whole other book. In like four days! Whaaaat?

The book I finished reading is the one I mentioned in my last reading post as something I was considering next, Francis Hardinge's Cuckoo Song. It was so good! I got totally sucked in and it was really hard to put down. I don't think I've been this into a book in a long time.

I'm really glad I went into it unspoiled because the beginning was just so intriguing and I was right there with Triss trying to figure out what the hell was going on. I was at first a little disappointed with the answer, but soon got caught up in the rest of the book.

Non-spoilery summary: It's set in England after World War I. Eleven-year-old Triss falls into the river while on holiday with her parents and younger sister Pen, and when they pull her out she can't remember anything and strange things start happening. Her parents reassure her she's fine, but her sister now seems to hate her. Triss doesn't know what's wrong with her and fears she's sick and/or going crazy.

More spoilery summary! But really I think it"s best read without knowing anything.Collapse )

My (spoilery) impressionsCollapse ) Anyway, it's really good!!

I also read vol. 10 of Ore Monogatari!!

What do you think you'll read next?
I downloaded vol. 11 of Ore Monogatari!! today and since I'm still in the mood, that will probably be my nighttime reading tonight. I also found that 7 Seeds 31 is out, which I may read right away or not. I love that series so much sometimes I hold off on reading new volumes because I know I'll be left wanting more once I finish it. Oh, and there was a new volume of Shimura Takako's Musume no Iede as well, so there's that.

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AO3 Stats Meme 2016
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I didn't do this meme last year, idk why, probably busy, but also maybe because I wasn't writing anymore. And I'm still not writing anymore, but having several hundred fics on AO3 means that even without producing any new content, I get a steady stream of daily kudos, and based on the fic titles I've been seeing show up in those emails, I think there's probably been a lot of change in my most popular stories. (As I mentioned the other day, The Force Awakens has awakened people's interest in my old Star Wars stories, for one thing.)

Top 20 of 2016 by hitsCollapse )

Top 20 by kudosCollapse )

Well, probably not many actually read this post, but I like having a record like this, especially since I almost never look at my stats page except when doing this meme, so it's a surprise (except for things like the increase in popularity in VC and SW fics, which I could guess by the daily kudos). I should definitely try to remember to do this every year, even if I never write anything new.

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Scanlations: Koi-iji: Love Glutton ch. 4
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Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: Yu invites Mame to her birthday dinner, but Mame already has plans: a mini class reunion for those of her old classmates who are still single.



Chapter 4: Enchanted

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