I'm working on Kitchen Princess #9. Yesterday I did work for three companies.
I did work for Company BEI, Company A, and Company DR.
I'm a workaholic!
So in volume 9 it's finally revealed who the flan prince is. (I think...no more "I'm not really your flan prince" lying please!)
It was not who I hoped it to be...
I was thinking it would be funny if it was Akane or something. With short hair, dressed like a boy.
But I guess that wouldn't be shojo manga. It would turn into shojo ai.
There's a recipe for cinnamon roll in this volume. Najika says that it's easy to make bread. I guess it's true, since my childhood friend (who seriously cannot cook) has been making bread lately. I guess she attends bread-making classes or something. It's a very OL-type of thing to do in Japan.
Just reading the recipe looks like it's a hassle, so I don't think I'll do it.
Sort of. I still have translation notes that I'll be doing in the next few days.
The project is already announced, but I'm not sure of some details (dates and stuff) so I'll wait until AX comes and goes to talk about it.
It was a tough 2 weeks. Especially with the video game work and Wimbledon. (I would lose about 4 hours each day watching Wimbledon). I still have 2 more tough weeks while I work on 7000 lines of video game text and Kitchen Princess #9.
I just got more work from Company YP. So currently I have about 9 manga sitting on my desk. I'm supposed to get the other Code Geass manga, Suzaku's Counterattack soon too.
I got an email from my editor at Company DR the other day. "Kitchen Princess #9 is here!"
And she sent it to me immediately.
Even though I have so much work to do, I couldn't resist reading it. A lot happens in this volume...
But I am not for spoilers so I won't say what.
There is a special episode that explains why Fujita left his prestigious position in France.
And volume 9 states that the next volume will be the last.
Speaking of flans... I read an article today that "purin a la mode"(by the way, "purin" is the Japanese name of flans) are disappearing from cafes and restaurants. They used to be really popular during the Showa period but now they are almost only available in convenience stores, the article said. I guess they evolved and found a way to survive in this era.
This is what a traditional "purin a la mode" looks like:
I went in around 11:30...but had to stop working because my wrist started to hurt a bit. I wasn't at home, so I didn't have ice packs to take care of it. I couldn't take painkillers because I haven't eaten yet, and I couldn't eat because I had a dentist appointment at 3.
So...I went shopping.
I went to Target to buy ice packs (to keep at Company A).
Then I went to the dentist.
I got back at around 5, so I stayed a little later to finish the file I was working on. I managed to finish even after Excel lost some data (grr!). I left around 7, and the office was empty. Usually they stay later but they probably went to get their Metal Gear Solid.
The only ones left in the office were A-san (non otaku), M-san (non otaku), and me (non...otaku).
This is how I work at Company A.
The left laptop is mine. The right laptop is the company's.
Right after I accepted the video game job (and started on it today), I found out that I have another huge project that is due around the same time.
Bombs keep exploding! Actually, they are more like land mines...
The video game is a pretty big project. There are four translators working on it simultaneously. So I'll be driving out to the Company A office about 3 times a week to work on it. Gasoline bill going up...
Other than these two big projects, I'll be finishing Speed Grapher #3 and doing Code Geass DVD booklets #4, #5, and #6.
No, I'm not complaining... I just hope I can catch up with July projects after I finish these, or I won't be going to Comic-Con!
I was so exhausted after Fanime I took a week off. I even missed Book Expo.
I picked up Ed from MangaCast on Thursday to drop him off, so I did see the outside of the con center... Thursday was the big game next door at the Staples Center (Lakers vs Spurs), so I wonder how crowded that area got when the con let out?
I've been trying to working on Speed Grapher #3, but I've been on the same page for the entire week.
I'm supposed to receive some Code Geass stuff from Company BEI this week too, so I better get working!