Daily Happiness

10 Dec 2016 01:17 am
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1. I get to sleep in tomorrow! And the day after! And the day after that!

2. Everybody's getting sick at work again, but so far not me. *crosses fingers* I did feel like I might be coming down with something the other day, but nothing ever came of it.

3. Molly was so sweet tonight. She was up on my desk demanding pets and just being so cute, and after I'd been petting her a lot, I picked her up and she let me continue petting her for several minutes while I held her. (She usually does not want to be held at all.)

Daily Happiness

9 Dec 2016 01:16 am
torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
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1. I vacuumed the house! There is now significantly less cat hair all over (though still more than I'd like).

2. I got quite a bit of manga-ing done today, including posting a chapter and sending another chapter off to the typesetter.

3. I had actually been worried that maybe the kitties were just growing out of being cuddly, but from all the cuddling they've been doing lately, it's clear they were just doing less because the weather was warm. I just love walking into a room and seeing them curled up together like this!

Weekly Reading

9 Dec 2016 01:03 am
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What are you currently reading?
Well, I am still reading Raising Steam, but I have made progress! And as I'd hoped, now that I've gotten a little further into it, I am starting to enjoy it more.

I also started reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. This is a classic, but I've never read it. I happened to see it one day sometime earlier this year at one of the Little Libraries in the neighborhood and thought I'd give it a try, but (as with most books) it's just been sitting on my shelf since then. I was looking at my shelf for something short-ish to read alongside Raising Steam and that seemed like a good choice. I'm about halfway through it so far and enjoying it.

What did you recently finish reading?
No books, but I did finally finish vol. 16 of Kurage Hime, and also a stand-alone manga called Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuzoku ni Ikimashita Report (The Private Report on My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness) by Nagata Kabi. It's an auto-biographical manga about, well, what the title says. The author was 28 and had been dealing with depression, self-harm, and eating disorders since high school, and out of desperation she decides to hire a prostitute. It's really good!

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully I will finish these books I'm reading! On the manga front, no idea. Too many things I want to read that I can't choose, and I've been trying to make myself concentrate on books anyway.
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Title: You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead
Original Title: 死人との声をきくがよい (Shibito no Koe wo Kiku ga Yoi)
Author: Hiyodori Sachiko (Uguisu Sachiko)
Publisher: Champion Red Comics
Genre: Shounen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Sickly Kishida Jun has the ability to see ghosts, but in his opinion, it's a stupid power and nothing good ever comes of it. Considering the number of grisly situations he seems to find himself in after the ghost of his childhood friend Hayakawa Ryoko starts following him around, he may have a point.

Chapter Summary: Kishida accompanies his mom to a haunted mansion to film a TV program, but no sooner have them begun filming than the entire film crew mysteriously disappears... Also includes a short bonus chapter, Hayakawa and Kishida, set before the beginning of the series.



Chapter 6: The Tragedy of Kugisawa Mansion

And here's a full volume download for those who want it!
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Daily Happiness

8 Dec 2016 01:38 am
torachan: close-up of a sleepy kitten face (sleepy molly)
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1. The person who was sick since Saturday was back to work today, so things were definitely less hectic.

2. Day off tomorrow! I gotta do some stuff tomorrow, but can still sleep in.

3. I love the look on her face.

Moana, and writing

7 Dec 2016 04:09 pm
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*Saw MOANA this past weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Soundtrack has been intermittently stuck in my head every since, but at least the songs have been taking turns.

*Snagged something off the Yuletide pinch-hitter's list (again). Got it written in two days! ...just in time for AO3 to crash. Ah, well, that gives me time to get the story looked over and polished, so it's not just HERE IS A THING.

Several things make a post

8 Dec 2016 12:21 am
vass: Icon of Saint Ignatius being eaten by lions (eaten by lions)
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1. The Victorian Liberals are why we can't have nice things. Like our correct gender on official documentation. :(

2. Last night Beatrice was lolling on her side, and Dorian approached her and put his mouth up near the back of her head. I thought "aww, he's going to wash her ears like she washes his!" Then Dorian bit down on the scruff of Beatrice's neck and started humping her. They grow up so fast. :/ (Beatrice was not having any of it, and explained this with much volume, force, and velocity.) (The last time Beatrice lived for an extended period with another cat, it was [personal profile] nomnivore's cat Jerry, and he was so much more of a gentleman. I would ask Dorian who brought him up to behave like that, but this would reflect badly on a) me, and b) the Inquisitor.)

3. I am having difficulty with Twitter. Not just the constant stream of bad news, but also the constant stream of "you must inform yourself about [issue]" each one a different issue, each an urgent imperative that I read something if I care about other people/the planet/being a good person. I know I'm allowed to take a breath for my own mental health, to draw boundaries, but I find that hard to do without working myself into a state of callous uncaring, which obviously I don't want to do. The more vulnerable I'm feeling, the harder it is.

4. I made the very bad mistake of buying and downloading Civ III. Why? I don't know. It sounded like a good distraction? In the same way that heroin is a good analgesic? Tonight I had a communiqué from Montezuma, in which he politely (the game stipulated that his tone was polite, and indeed I do see worse on both Twitter and Tumblr all the time) told me "Xerxes, the Aztec Swordsmen thirst for your blood. Give us what we want or perish!" What he wanted was all the money in my treasury. I told him lol no, and he politely backed off again.

Daily Happiness

7 Dec 2016 01:32 am
torachan: devil boy from sinfest holding a CD, looking like he's just been in an explosion, with the text "smokin" (smokin')
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1. People called out sick again today and it was kind of hectic, but I still only had to stay an hour or so late.

2. I got a decent amount of translating done tonight after work. I'm really excited about how much manga I'm going to be posting this month. :D

3. I stopped at McDonald's for dinner and the fries were hot and fresh! (That's really what I was jonesing for, so it would have been disappointing if they weren't, but I was also braced for disappointment because I feel like about nine times out of ten, whenever I get fries from any fast food place, they're always the last dregs of the old batch.)

4. Chloe face!

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