Daily Happiness

Jul. 24th, 2017 02:40 am
torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
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1. I have stayed up too late and am especially glad to have a day off tomorrow where I can sleep in.

2. We finished up season one of Daria tonight. I've really been enjoying it a lot.

3. I have also been enjoying the fairly cool weather we've been having. Looks like it's supposed to get up into the low 80s in the beginning of August, and I'm hoping it doesn't get too much warmer than that, but it probably will.

4. How are these cats so cute?

まるです。

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

ホームセンターで見つけた猫型ブラシ。
I found this new brush in the neighboring shop.

まる:「ふんふん、何ですかこれは?」
猫型ブラシ:「はじめまして、新入りでっす♪」
Maru:[What is this?]
Cat brush:[I am a new brush. Nice to meet you! ]

ブラッシングという言葉にやって来たものの、
いつものブラシではなかったので立ち去ろうとするまる。

まる:「そんやつは認めませんよ。」
猫型ブラシ:「がーん!」
Maru:[If it isn’t an usual brush, I don’t like that.]
Cat brush:[Omg…]

ブラッシングー、と声をかけるとどこにいても駆けつけてくるまる。まるにとってブラッシングの時間はそれほど大切なもの。ブラシへのこだわりも強く、気に入らないブラシだとすぐにどこかに行ってしまいます。

 

まあ、ちょっとお試しくださいよ。
Please try it!

まる:「こ、これは!!」
Maru:[Wow!!]


まる:「はい合格~。」
Maru:[I love the new brush!]

 


猫型ブラシ:「はじめまして、新入りでっす♪」
Cat brush:[I am a new brush. Nice to meet you!]

 


はな:「おしゃべりしてないでさっさと終わらせてちょーだい。」
Hana:[You don’t chatter, must end work quickly.]

はなはどんなブラシでも、必要最低限、さっさとが鉄則。


ちなみに、まるをブラッシングするともっさりヘアーの猫に。
This is Maru’s fur hair.


はなは毛にハリがあるので、ツンツンヘアー。
Hana’s fur hair.

毛質によって髪型が変わります。
By quality of fur of the cat, the hairstyle of the cat brush changes.

Daily Happiness

Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:04 am
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1. I have to stay till closing tomorrow, which means I don't have to go in until noonish, so I can have a nice lazy morning.

2. Last night Jasper fell asleep with his head on the base of the scratching post, which was super cute.

Daily Happiness

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:33 am
torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
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1. I'm just a few pages away from being done translating Tera Girl! Even though this is only a three volume series, it was such low priority it feels like it's taken forever to finish it, so I'm excited to finally get it done. (There is an unrelated one-shot at included in the last volume, and I do also plan to translate that, so I won't technically be done with the series until that's done, but I'll be done with the main story and the unrelated one-shot can wait for a bit.)

2. We got these delicious edamame Pretz in recently at work and I just tried them today and they're so good!

3. Carla got a bunch of really cute Chloe pics yesterday.

Daily Happiness

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:39 am
torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
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1. My mom called me this afternoon and said her husband was having problems with his computer, could I come over and fix it and she'd give me money off the rent if I did. Well, that's always good incentive, but especially considering we just had $1500 in car repairs, I rushed right over. :p And it was an easy fix, so I probably spent more time driving over there in lunchtime traffic than actually spent at his computer.

2. I finally got the last of the twelve memories in Zelda, and now there's another final memory to get. I played for quite a while today but I don't even know what all I did. Mostly wander around central Hyrule and kill Guardians in hopes of getting some damn ancient cores, but I killed like ten or more and only one dropped a core. I need three more cores to upgrade the last piece of my guardian armor! I also randomly found the Tingle tights even though I wasn't even looking for them. Oh, and I played some of the Trial of the Sword, but I died and then decided to do something else for a while.

3. Jasper is getting so big! He's almost nine months and he's pretty much as big as Chloe now, maybe even a little bigger.

Weekly Reading

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:44 pm
torachan: charlotte from bad machinery saying "oh the mysteries of the moth farm" (oh the mysteries of the moth farm)
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What are you currently reading?
I'm still reading both Miss Peregrin's Home for Peculiar Children and The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory. I'm about 3/4 of the way done with Miss Peregrine's and a third of the way done with History of Forgetting. I've actually been picking up the latter more often this week, but it's just slower going in general.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finally finished the final volume of Y: The Last Man. Overall, I enjoyed the series, though it's not something I'd read again. And I was pretty bummed by spoilers ).

I read volume one of Giant Days by John Allison, a cute slice-of-life comic about three girls at university. I've read a bit of his webcomic Bad Machinery (that's where this icon is from) but got frustrated with webcomics and stopped reading all the ones I was following, so I never read the whole thing.

Sawtelle: West Los Angeles's Japantown turned out to be a much quicker read than I was expecting when I ordered it, as I didn't realize how little text there was to go along with the pictures (one full page of text at the start of each of the five chapters, plus captions on the photos). I enjoyed this as a look at local history, but it really made me want to read something more in-depth.

I also finished up Ella of All-of-a-Kind Family. I was worried it was going to focus entirely on Ella based on the title, but while there was more focus on her than there had been in past books, there were still chapters about other family members as well.

What do you think you'll read next?
I still have not actually started Are You My Mother?, and I also picked up another library book on Monday, too. We saw the preview for the upcoming Wrinkle in Time movie and that made me want to reread the book. I think I read it more than once as a kid, but it's probably been like thirty years or more, so I remember virtually nothing about it.

まるです。

Jul. 20th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 


今度は箱の上に乗っているはな。
Hana gets on the box this time.


はな:「まーたなんか来た…。」
Hana:[He came over again…]


まる:「すべての箱は――」
はな:「あーはいはい!」
Maru:[Hey! All boxes――]
Hana:[Ok ok!]


まる:「まったくもう、油断も隙もありませんよ。」
Maru:[I cannot be careless.]

はなが立ち去った後もまだ不満げなまる。
Maru seems to be still dissatisfied.

まる:「めっ!」
Maru:[Mine!]


まる:「見張ってなくちゃ。」
Maru:[I must watch it here.]

Daily Happiness

Jul. 20th, 2017 01:08 am
torachan: arale from dr slump dressed in a penguin suit and smiling (arale penguin)
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1. Day off tomorrow! I'm looking forward to staying home and relaxing.

2. The weather's been staying cooler after that spike earlier in the month. High seventies in the day, back down in the sixties at night. It's still pretty muggy, but I'll take this over being muggy and super hot any time.

3. I love looking up at the high shelf above my computer and seeing kitty paws sticking out. XD

まるです。

Jul. 19th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

箱に入りたいまると、どきたくないはな。
Maru wants to get into the box, but Hana does not want to go out of there.

まる:「いいな、いいな。」
はな:「あたしが先に使ってたもーん。」
Maru:[I am enviable.]
Hana:[I used this earlier.]

無言のプレッシャーを与えてもどいてくれないので、強引に頭を突っ込む。
She didn’t go out of there, so he poked in his head forcibly.

まる:「あー、この辺ちょっと臭いますよ。蒸れ過ぎじゃないですか? そろそろ出たほうがいいですよ。」
Maru:[It is stinking here. This seems too steamed. You should go out of here right now.]


はな:「うっさい!」ガブッ!
Hana:[No!]


まる:「もうこうなったら単刀直入に言います。その箱を明け渡すのです。今すぐ。直ちに。」
Maru:[I say frankly. Get out! Right now. Promptly.]


まる:「なぜならば、すべての箱はまるのもの、すなわちその箱もまるのも、とずっと前から決まっているのです。遺伝子レベルで。」
Maru:[Because all boxes are mine. Therefore, the box is mine, too.]


はな:「あーもう、ほんとうるさい。わけわかんない。」
Hana:[Too noisy! I cannot understand at all.]


まる:「あ、空いた。」
Maru:[This box became vacant.]


まる:「ラッキー♪」
Maru:[Lucky♪]

Daily Happiness

Jul. 19th, 2017 01:41 am
torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
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1. Got the car back this afternoon and it's running great. I think the disintigrating parts that had to be replaced were probably disintigrating for a while and its performance was suffering, but not to the point where we really noticed until it got really bad.

2. Molly and Jasper really don't spend much time together, so I was really happy to see them both on the window table together looking at a bug last night.

Daily Happiness

Jul. 18th, 2017 01:43 am
torachan: a cartoon kitten with a surprised/happy expression (chii)
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1. The check engine light came on the other day and both Carla and I noticed the car was feeling a bit wonky when we were driving, so we took it across the street to get looked at and...it's going to cost $1400. D: But, on the bright side, I hadn't gotten around to taking it in to get the bumper and stuff repaired from the accident yet, so at least we didn't just have $1000* in repairs and then this. The bumper stuff is all cosmetic (except for the fact that the trunk latch is now misaligned and hard to shut, but that just means we can't use the trunk, and we can do without a trunk for a while), so we can just keep putting that off for a while until these repairs are paid off. SIGH.

*I don't think I mentioned this, but the repairs that were supposed to be paid 50/50 by us and the other driver's insurance? Well, apparently the other driver changed their story and insists they weren't backing up, and their insurance has decided to believe them even though they had previously admitted to backing up, so now the insurance won't pay, and my insurance says the only way we can get them to is to take them to small claims court, which I do not have the time for, so we're stuck paying the full amount. We are going to see if we can get another estimate from somewhere else, though, once we do finally take it in for repairs.

One other plus is that they should be able to get it back to us tomorrow, so we won't be without the car for long.

2. I posted so much manga today. I feel very accomplished!

3. I played some more Zelda this evening. Finally got the last two shrines done, and also finished up a few more quests and did some armor upgrades. Still trying to decide if I want to do the master sword trial in this game or not.

4. Speaking of games, I got an email from Nintendo informing me that the new Pikmin game is out at the end of this month, so I pre-ordered it. I've never been that interested in Pikmin until they made it a side-scroller and then I was like, I'm there! XD

5. I love this picture of Chloe so much. (That's one of her favorite places to curl up for a nap.)

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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: 6 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: Mame still can't believe this is really happening.



Chapter 19: Holiday

まるです。

Jul. 17th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

魔がさしてその辺にあったTシャツを着せてみたら、
思いのほか似合ってしまった。
I gave in to temptation to dress Maru in the T-shirt.

まる:「何でも似合っちゃってごめんなさい。」
Maru:[Of course I match anything!]


サイズもぴったり。
The size is good.


哀愁漂う猫背。
There is pathos in the stoop.

はなさんも似合ってますよ!
Hey Hana, you look good with it, too!

はな:「嬉しくなーい。」
Hana:[I am not glad.]

 

 

Scanlations: Free Kisses

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:48 pm
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Hey guys, I've got a little something different for you today. Migeru, who has been my awesome cleaner/typesetter for so many projects, approached me about a single-volume series she'd translated herself, that she wanted help proofreading since her level of Japanese is low. So while I was not the translator for this project, I did do a very thorough revision so I can guarantee that the quality of translation is the same level you have come to expect from my other projects. The other thing different about this is that it's BL (and quite graphic at that). It's not a story I necessarily would have chosen to translate on my own, but if you are a fan of BL, please give it a try! Finally, rather than serializing, we decided to publish it all in one go, so this is the entire volume in a single release (four chapters plus a couple bonus chapters).



Title: Free Kisses
Author: Akahoshi Jake
Publisher: Daria Comics
Genre: BL
Status in Japan: 1 volume, complete
Scanlator: Migeru + Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: In junior high, Aikou had a crush on his tutor that ended badly. Now in high school, he's joined a "kiss club" at a local bar to try and relearn about love starting with the basics. While holding up a "free kisses" sign in the park one day, he's spotted by Eisuke, a boy from his school. Intrigued by Aikou's sign, Eisuke impulsively kisses him. Could this kiss be Aikou's chance to start over?



Free Kisses

Daily Happiness

Jul. 17th, 2017 01:04 am
torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
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1. My contacts started really bothering me today at work, so I went home and got my glasses. It's always nice to live super close to where I work, but it's especially great for times like this. If I lived further away, I would have just toughed it out or took out my contacts and been blurry all day. Since tomorrow's my day off, I'm going to give my eyes a rest and just wear my glasses all day at home.

2. I posted manga today and should have more to post soon. :D

3. This morning I went out to the kitchen and looked up and saw Jasper on the high shelf in the living room! He's watched Chloe and Molly jump up there so many times and clearly wanted to get up there himself but just didn't realize he could do it. Last night he jumped up on the dresser in the bedroom for the first time, too, so he's clearly getting more confident in his jumping.

まるです。

Jul. 16th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

何度もチャレンジしてようやく人間用のハンモックに乗れたまる。
Maru challenged much, and he could get on the hammock for man finally.

まる:「諦めない心が大事なのです。」
Maru:[Mind not to give up is important.]


まる:「蒸れずに快適~♪」
Maru:[It isn’t steamed, so this is comfortable.]

少しくらい失敗しても諦めないのはチビの頃から変わらず。
Even if Maru fails, he doesn’t give up.

Lemon Rosemary Grilled Cheese

Jul. 16th, 2017 12:32 pm
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This is inspired by a place by my work that does something similar, but with pear compote.

Ingredients:

* Sharp white cheddar (mine came from CostCo, the Coastal stuff)
* Rosemary bread (mine came from Trader Joe's)
* Lemon curd (another thing from Trader Joe's)
* Butter (I did unsalted, the cheddar is plenty salty enough)

Tools:

* Toaster Oven
* Frying pan and oven

Steps:

* Lightly toast one side of the rosemary bread in the oven
* One one slice of rosemary bread, put a pile of chopped up white cheddar chunks on the toasted side. Put it back into the toaster oven until the cheese gets pretty melty.
* While that's going on, spread lemon curd on the other piece of bread, on the toasted side.
* Put a pat of butter in your frying pan and melt it
* Take your melted cheesy bread out of the toaster oven, put both pieces together so the cheese of one side is against the lemon curd of the other
* Put your sandwich into the pan, swish it around, flip it to the other side--this will make sure that both sides have butter as you pan toast.
* Toast both sides of your sandwich in the pan with the butter, flipping as necessary. When it's toasted to your liking, put it on a plate.
* Tada! Fancy grilled cheese.

Scanlations: IS [ai-esu] ch. 75

Jul. 16th, 2017 10:03 am
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Title: IS [ai-esu]
Original Title: IS~男でも女でもない性~ (IS~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~)
Author: Rokuhana Chiyo
Publisher: Kiss Comics
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 17 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Dokukinoko Scans (translation by Megchan)
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: IS is a unique manga that realistically deals with the topic of intersexuality. It starts off with a couple shorts dealing with different intersex characters, but starting with the second volume, it becomes a regular series following one character from birth to adulthood.

Chapter Summary: Haru gets an answer from Ibuki. Meanwhile, Haru's childhood friend Leon has big news...



Chapter 75