kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (口説かれ(てんのかな?))
............ WHERE ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO PUT THIS

later I will come add more in
maybe

fake irc logs. UMINEKO SPOILERS )
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (なんかーそこらにはー居ないよなー)
I am still working on novel translating, but I've taken on another translation project for the moment, and I decided to post chapters together, SO...

in the meantime, it's time to catch up on scanning doodles from my GEOLOGY NOTEBOOK. I really, really ought to invest in unlined notebooks for next semester, since I spend more time drawing than writing in any of them.

TABLOID ADVENTURES )

VW! )

SOLAR SYS-TANS )
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (君が教えてくれると嬉しいな)
AS FORETOLD, I am attempting to translate Oshaka-sama mo Miteru: Beni ka Shiro ka (Buddha is Also Watching: Red or White?), the light novel spinoff to the main Maria-sama ga Miteru series, focusing on Yumi's brother Yuuki and his adventures at Hanadera Academy. If you've seen the Marimite anime then the Hanadera crew has made cameo appearances, but here Yuuki is the protagonist and it is All About Him Now. I chose this book for a variety of reasons; the first Marimite novel has already been fan-translated, I didn't want to arbitrarily jump to a random book in the middle of the series, and this starts at the beginning so anyone can read it without being invested in the series/being spoiled. Also it seems like mainstream Western shoujo-ai fandom hates everything with a penis, so I feel like the only person who might bother to do this, so THE PRESSURE IS OFF. (Though I only have the first book and apparently there are more. HM. Well, I'll decide what to do after if/when I ever finish this.)

also this part is short, but other parts are longer, so I'm still debating between posting entire chapters at once or breaking them up into these smaller parts, so... I've already wasted a lot of time transcribing it first and I think I might just skip that part. ps: let's see if crossposting works right.

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: Genpei, Genji, and Heishi all refer to the Genpei War. Genji and Heishi are alternate readings of the names of the warring clans, Minamoto and Taira, who were symbolized by white and red flags respectively.

Beni ka Shiro ka 1-1 )

my babies

Oct. 27th, 2010 05:00 am
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (強制されるのは嫌いなの)
I'll scan some stuff later, when I'm not so sleepyweird. And I still plan to post other computer-drawn pictures too... I'm not even going to pretend that this is anything other than a doodledump blog anymore (although ideally I want to dump other productive output here too, like translations or something)

Anyway, I've been getting pretty excited about NaNo, so have a dump of some spoilerfree drawings of some of the characters. This is a universe I've had around since freshman year of high school, and it was a comic then, so it's pretty natural I have a lot of pictures lying around. (Ironically, I've recently decided to make a plot-important cosmetic change to the character I arguably drew the most of, so I won't be posting pictures of her.) The project's been known as VW the whole time, but that doesn't really... mean anything anymore... so until I think of a better title, that is its CODENAME.

I will try to keep commentary to a minimum )

there are a lot of characters missing cause this is just whatever I had lying around sob. OH WELL. I love them all because I never bothered to be realistic and so they are all megalomaniacal and crazy.
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (夕暮れに瞬く星に固く 誓ってお願い)
THIS HERE IS ANOTHER DOODLE POST, ON TWO SPECIFIC TOPICS. These were all done in Geology class and are not meant to be anything but sketching thoughts out so, here are my thoughts, they are not masterpieces

SOLAR SYSTEM-TANS )

HERSHEY & KIT-KAT )

'kay, that's all I gots.
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (rainy days never stays)
I got distracted by a million things in writing this but I still had this in saved draft so... so. I'm posting it! no more attention span for this kind of thing for a while

a teeny bit of case 5 )
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (spots)
I MANAGED TO BEAT CASE 3 AND NOW I BEGIN CASE 4 AND YES

YES! )

OKAY, savepoint. time to stop.
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (halloween)
I finished my app!! Thus, THE CONTINUING FABULOUS ADVENTURES OF PROSECUTOR MILES EDGEWORTH

case 3! )

okay, I got distracted by counselors and I am sick of CONSTANTLY DYING, so we'll continue this another time.

objection!

Feb. 19th, 2010 12:34 am
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (YOU'RE TOO LENIENT)
I DECIDED I WAS SPAMMING TWITTER TOO MUCH WITH MY THOUGHTS so here they are continued

I'm playing ace attorney investigations!!! spoilarz for case 2/3 and for the rest of the aa games )

UNFORTUNATELY, I MUST SLEEP.
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (light)
well, 07g doodles/doodlecomics

cool kids link to lj galleries on dw. I'm probably just going to mostly abandon my inksome, hmmm.

I'd like to go back and scan some things that weren't fanart/were fanart of other things, but idk. ... mostly what is stopping me is "man, who uploads art on lj to share on dw."

IN OTHER NEWS... I never use dw but it bugs me that I don't have all my icon slots filled anymore. I don't have that many cute burupya plushie pictures, after all!! then I decided I would go make cats on that cat avatar site for the rest of them. so that is what I will do. this didn't deserve its own post so I tacked it on this one even though I haven't actually done it yet I HAVE MADE SO MANY CATS my posts are so interesting
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (statement for the press)
It's time for irrational pet peeves! The following was in a list of discussion questions which were generally very open and the answers were up to personal interpretation!

Think a bit...mention a language which isn't used anymore? (it begins with an ' L' )

lol okay, way to prompt a specific answer as if it's the only one, because Latin is the only language that isn't spoken anymore, and it's totally never used anywhere for anything, and all other languages continue to live happy and prosperous lives. TOTALLY~~

Motherfucking Latin isn't anyone's native language anymore, but nobody's going to forget it any time soon, and there are countless languages which aren't used anymore, and of them, many were never recorded and they will legitimately never be used again. Do these languages suddenly not count?

If they just asked the question without looking for one "right" answer, someone could answer Latin, sure. But acting like Latin is the only language that ever died?

I got in a fight with one of my cousins a month or so ago because he said he wanted to learn Latin, because "all languages come from Latin." Uh-huh! Romance languages! That sounds like all of the languages, all right! He corrected himself by saying "well most languages" but I'm really still not seeing a majority here.

I JUST! I'M SORRY. I HAVE THIS PROBLEM WHERE I CAN'T LET THESE THINGS SLIDE. x__x
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (statement for the press)
FORGET WHATEVER ICONS I HAD BEFORE

THESE ONES ARE BETTER
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (Default)
omg mom what.

I think Mom subscribes to a bunch of book clubs, and every so often, picks out every book she thinks might be interesting to me and gets them. Today I woke up to two boxes full of books on my bed, and this is what was inside.

Alphabet Juice (I read the first page or so and it is ALREADY MY FAVORITE)
Brain Building Games
By Hook or by Crook
(by David Crystal, who wrote Language and the Internet which I used heavily for my paper and which was awesome I swear there was like a whole chapter devoted to MU* roleplaying logs, and How Language Works which I just realized I mixed up with another book but which I also read AND APPARENTLY HE WROTE A BOOK CALLED Txtng: the Gr8 Db8 which I want to read RIGHT NOW PLEEEASE, so yeah this guy's cool)
Chinese for Dummies (which, true to the name, seems to be entirely pinyin with no hanzi in sight)
Dictionary of American Slang
The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories
The QPB Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins
Websterisms (A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English)


I THINK MY PROBLEM HERE IS THAT HALF OF THESE ARE DICTIONARIES and yet I still want to read them through like books. brb reading Alphabet Juice, which itself seems to be something like a dictionary BUT COME ONNNNNNN anyway I put this list in alphabetical order and maybe that's the order I'll read them in. see, this puts most of the dictionaries at the bottom. (oh god Alphabet Juice is the perfect book though marry me--it appears to be written by a humorist and not a linguist so MAYBE EVERYONE ELSE WILL FIND IT ENTERTAINING TOO I SWEAR)
kyaaa: Ouka, 07-GHOST (hey there.)
RIGHT, SO AT SOME POINT MAYBE I WILL ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING WITH THIS JOURNAL PERHAPS

TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY