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Princess Resurrection #5 Out



Hmm. Was this the volume where she fights her brother?
Or is it where she's in jail?

I'll be working on volume 8 soon.
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Starting Physical Therapy

I went to my first physical therapy session on Monday..

I went through some tests to see where the pain was and such.
My grip strength and pinch strength in my right hand was pretty sad.
Sob sob.

So I've been doing some exercises, stretches, and contrast bath therapy (hot/cold immersion) for the past few days.
The bath thing has been a pain in the butt to set up every time (and I feel guilty about using all that water), but it's been good to me.

I am going to be seeing the therapist two times a week for now.

It's costing me a lot of money...sob sob.

So I haven't been working much because it's been painful.
I really need to finish the Code Geass stuff though...

Finished Pumpkin Scissors #5



I finished Pumpkin Scissors #5.
The long arc finally comes to an end in this volume.

Please look forward to it.

Left Hand Only

I went to go see a doctor on Wednesday.
He was referred to me by my general doctor.
I googled him to look for his address, and found out that he is actually one of the physicians for an Los Angeles sports team.

Anyway, he gave me three shots: two in my wrist area and one in my elbow.
It hurt a lot.
It also hurt the rest of the day. A LOT.

Ever since, I haven't been able to use my right hand.
I especially can't use my thumb, which is a pain in the butt.

Since I can't do anything, I've been watching DVDs all day.
People may say it's a nice vacation, but it simply has been torture for me.
I can't wait to go back to work...

Although today, I was able to slowly--VERY slowly-- finish 10 pages of Lelouch #4.

This blog entry was written using the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software and my left hand.

Sakura Mochi

I bought some sakura mochi the other day.
There were four in the package, so I gave one to my friend.

He later messaged me, "Do you eat the leaf too?"

I told him no, but actually there are people who eat it along with the mochi.

Seriously.

I think the salty taste that sticks to the mochi from the leaf makes it taste better, but I don't think I will enjoy the texture of a pickled leaf mixed with the sticky rice and sweet red beans.


The leaf is a sakura leaf, specifically the ooshimazakura leaf.
They are soft and not that hairy(?)

It's important that the mochi is colored pink with food coloring, because it has to be sakura-colored (pink).

Sakura Mochi

Left 4 Dead

Sorry I haven't been posting.
I have been working a little here and there, but I was mostly spending my time playing this zombie game called Left 4 Dead.



I usually never play these kinds of games, but three of my nerdy gamer friends have been playing it, so I joined in.

It's quite fun!
The best part is how you can play online with different people, and take turns being the zombies.
We wear headsets so that we can communicate with each other, but unfortunately I don't really use the headset efficiently.

I tend to get surprised often, and when I am surprised, I yell.


"Aaaaghh! Zombie got me! Aaaagh!"
"Kyaaa! He sprayed stuff on me! Eeeek!"
"Oh, I died. How sad."
"Oops, I pushed the wrong button."

I keep saying these irrelevant things.
I wonder if people turn me off on the other end.


Anyway, it's a great game!
There's a commentary mode where you walk through the game and can hear various comments and insights from various people who worked on the game.



On the work side, I'm still doing all things Geass and Lelouch.
I am kicking some Geass.

Working on Lelouch #4



Currently I am working on Lelouch #4.

In this volume, the gang goes to Kamine Island.
Prince Schneizel finally comes into play, and the Black Knights are formed.


Hopefully I can finish this by this week, so I can start working on Pumpkin Scissors #5.

I also got more work from Company BEI (mostly Code Geass related), and one from Company T.
This makes me pretty busy for the next few months.

Dream Dream Dream

I finished Code Geass Suzaku manga #2.
Now I will move on to Lelouch manga #4.

For some reason, I've been dreaming about the manga I work on.
For example, the other day I dreamt the ending for Princess Resurrection.

Of course I know it's not going to happen as I dreamt because Hime kills herself.

And the other day I dreamt about Shugo Chara.
I don't remember what happened in my dream...
But I do remember it was a battle scene between Amu and Easter.

These manga dreams aren't exactly dreams about work, but I guess it does show how much work takes up my life... including my REM life(?).

Finished Title L

I finished Title L for Company TP.

It is a one-shot volume from an author I have translated before.
I noticed that some of the characters act a little similar.
I think it just shows that the author likes straightforward, clumsy boys.

Hopefully when it announced, I would remember to post about it then.

In the meantime, I have to get back to Suzaku.

Today I also did some minor fixes for Shugo Chara #6.
It should be out in the stores real soon, so please look forward to that too.

Shugo Chara #5 Released




Shugo Chara #5 should be out by now.

I was reading through the sample I got, and laughed because I used a word I use in real life.
When I feel like it, I tend to change my pronunciation of "s" to "sh."
For example, I would say, "yesh" instead of "yes."

So that is the word I used for Ami, Amu's little sister.
I wonder if my friends noticed that?

Working on Suzaku #2



I am currently working on Code Geass Suzaku #2 manga.

This is the final volume for the series.

Prince Schneizel makes a lot of appearances in this volume.
I am really grateful that my Dragon NaturallySpeaking software can spell it for me perfectly each time he says something.
Schneizel... it's really a pain to type out his name.

The only problem with Code Geass is that I cannot train my software to type out C.C.
It can't recognize "SEE-TOO.”
So what I did was for my software to hear "Yukana” but to type out “C.C.”


Speaking of Code Geass, I received a New Year’s card from the scriptwriter, Mr. O.
He said that he was happy that the United States audience accepted Code Geass warmly.
So thank you to those who are watching and reading Code Geass!

(Actually, I've only seen negative reviews for the Code Geass manga…if anyone has seen a positive review, please let me know...)

We Cheer!

I’ve been playing We Cheer that I got myself for the holidays.
I first heard about this game when my friend, voice actor SS, contacted us saying that she just finished recording for a cheerleading game.
And it was on sale at Amazon, so I bought it.



I didn’t know that this game got horrible reviews…
It’s sad because it’s really cute!
(And quite easy…I passed the game on “Easy” in three days).

You get a lot of uniforms you can switch around, and you even get to decide what it says on the logo.
(The best part!)

I’m almost completely done with the entire game.
Does anyone else out there play this game?
If anyone’s been pondering about whether or not to get this game…I would recommend it!



About work…I recently found an article indicating that Kagetora got better after the switch in translators.
I’m sure the other translator was fine too, but it makes me happy to see people notice the difference in translators. :)

Happy New Year and I hope everyone has a very good 2009.

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