Scanlation: Yasha ch. 24

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:57 pm
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Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: Amamiya tries to use Rin to get into Sei's head--literally--but things don't quite go as planned.


Chapter 24

Daily Happiness

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:31 pm
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1. Alexander came over this evening and we watched some Gravity Falls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

2. Irene found a therapist with the LA Gender Center and had her first session Tuesday. They offer therapy for all trans people, not just gender-related therapy, and by seeing an intern she was able to get a lower cost.

3. She was really wiped out after work that day, so I took the bus up to the Center with her and just waited while she had her session. It isn't far away but we weren't sure how bad traffic would be so we left really early and ended up getting there early, so we stopped and got tacos from a truck on the way there from the bus stop, and then the Center turned out to be above an awesome little Persian bakery so we got dessert there.

4. And speaking of her job, today was her last day. She worked several days this week as a bagger and really enjoyed working there, but she's just having too many dizzy spells for a job that requires her to be on her feet and moving around all day. The dizziness has been a problem for a while, but has been getting worse recently (though it has gotten better since the really bad days she had with the bronchitis). The good thing is while she was there she made a good impression on her manager and so might be able to go back once the dizziness is taken care of.

5. Covered California is supposed to be opening to new applicants in November, so hopefully we can get Irene on insurance really soon so she can actually go to the doctor and find out what's causing the dizziness and get it taken care of!

Writing season!

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:28 pm
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I have my Yuletide assignment, and it is going to be both nicely challenging and fun.

I have a list of things I want to write as treats, and those are going to be fun too.

I have my HLH_Shortcuts assignment, and an idea for what to do with it.

So far I have managed to post something to [community profile] fan_flashworks every challenge since the beginning of June. Still need to get something up for the current one, but I have something I can post. I just want to get a little more of it.

[community profile] mini_wrimo is right around the corner, and I have signed up with my usual 100 words a day, and my plan is to write a Yuletide Drabble each day, as a warm up. And if they turn into full-length treats that is lovely, and if they stay drabbles that is lovely too.

Plus - Mini-Wrimo will be posting on Dreamwidth this year, not just LJ! Here is the info/signup post

In celebration of these excellencies, I have made the first batch of Eggnog, currently doing it's alchemical thing in the fridge right now. I decided that what with the notable Durin's Day (a lunar and a solar eclipse!) the festive season should start immediately.

It is finally, finally beginning to cool off. I slept under covers all night last night.

Lessons

Oct. 31st, 2014 12:52 am
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Longarm and Blurr are in possession of a knowledge everyone else desperately wants.

Words: 2512, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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By way of Soren Roberts on Twitter, origami sheep. So cute! I am the world's worst at origami, but I can appreciate it when other people do it!

- recent reading
Michael A. Stackpole. Malicious Intent. Battletech tie-in novel, which I took a ridiculous amount of time to read because I have no attention span. I wasn't at first sure that all the strands would come together--Stackpole's BT novels tend to be aggressively multi-POV--but they did at the end, in a very satisfying manner. I really grew to like Doc a lot. And to my great surprise, I think I have become a Vlad Ward/Katrina Steiner-Davion shipper--they don't have a lot of time on-page together but the chemistry is astonishing.

Reginald Bretnor, ed. The Craft of Science Fiction, ©1976. A collection of essays. I have to confess I've never heard of Bretnor, or if I have encountered him before (possible), I have completely forgotten about him.

Essays: Read more... )

[personal profile] daidoji_gisei, if you can find this through your library, or a used copy, I think you'd enjoy some of the essays. I recommend in particular: Clement, Spinrad, Williamson; but have a look for yourself. (I got this out of the library myself.) Alternately, if you just want a couple of essays, I can photocopy them for you.

Two Of A Kind

Oct. 30th, 2014 11:42 pm
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Rung learns the best way to love yourself, it by loving yourself. Or at least, knowing yourself.

Words: 2314, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Treats

Oct. 30th, 2014 08:27 pm
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1. On many evenings, my preferred after-dinner snack is plain yogurt with a dollop of homemade jam. My cat has figured this out--well, more precisely, she has realized out that I tend to assemble this snack in a particular bowl, and she is obsessed with licking the bowl clean. She will watch me like a creepy stalker while I am eating it, and the moment I put the bowl down, she is trying to bury her face in it. I shouldn't encourage this behavior, but it's pretty adorable, so I let her have this small treat. I have also learned not to leave my yogurt unattended for a single second, as she's not shy about starting on her snack before I am done with mine.

2. Apparently we will get a break from the rain this weekend. I am looking forward to this, because the rain has just felt relentless lately. And living where I live, that's saying a lot.

3. Since I've been canning a lot this year, I have been fishing a lot of used up vanilla beans out of recipes. Except they aren't used up! I've cut them into slightly smaller pieces, and tucked them into my sugar jar. (Not the main supply, but the little one that stays out on the counter for tea and coffee.) I often drink my coffee black, but sometimes I make it light and sweet as a special treat.

4. After many years of not wearing watches, I have started wearing them again. I have two - one gold-colored and one silver-colored. The strap on the silver-colored one is very fussy and ends up flapping about, so I am considering getting a replacement at some point. I see there are now ones which are solar powered. Has anyone had luck with them? (Also a decision: replace just the silver-colored one, or get a two-tone one to replace both?)

And so it begins...

Oct. 30th, 2014 10:50 pm
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Festivids and Yuletide assignments both went out today, and wow. Neither of my assignments is what I was expecting, but I think they're both going to be a lot of fun.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...
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Of all the bands I listen to, if you asked me, "Which band is most likely to contain a sexual assaulter-and-harrasser?", I wouldn't have expected Moxy goddamn Fruvous.

I know that's not the point, and usually it's the person you least expect. This also isn't a post attempting to elicit a, "That's rough, buddy, didn't know you were a diehard fan" response because I'm not a diehard fan. But Jesus fucking Christ. What a goddamned asshole.

(I really loved Live Noise, which is the first and only album I ever bought by them. I hunted down concert bootlegs, weirdly, but never sought out their albums. I liked hearing stories about how caring and warm and fuzzy the fandom was. I thought Jian was cute. Ugh.)

Obviously, I feel terrible for the women and hope they get some kind of... something out of this. Closure, seeing him go down in flames, I don't know.

I also feel terrible for the women and survivors in that fandom, because I assume the wagons have begun to circle and that it's turning into a shit show. Although, if I'm wrong, that would give me some hope for humanity.

On my city, oh my state

Oct. 30th, 2014 09:54 pm
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Hizzoner Forever, Tom "Mumbles" Menino, died today, age 71, and less than a year out of the mayoralty. He did not quite die in harness, but that is only because he stepped aside to ensure an orderly succession. I first came to know him when I moved into Hyde Park 13 years ago, which was his neighborhood, and when the medians began to sprout proper granite curbs and streetlights, the skeptical among us remarked that HIS neighborhood got some nice details before all others, but who cares, Dot has them too now.

He was awkward, he was goofy, he bristled visibly when he was flustered, he could not speak clearly and didn't seem particularly to care. He was big in emotion, sometimes annoyingly, but often -- especially as he got older -- endearingly. I ran into him on the street once, almost a decade ago, just on my way to work and he was walking in the opposite direction with two aides at his flanks. I waved hello, because what else do you do? And he said Hello howaya and on we went in our opposite directions. When he became thin and frail in recent years, it was strange and foreign, as if that could never happen to a roly-poly, genial man.

Who among us will speak ill of him? (You don't succeed in Boston politics without shiving somebody along the way.) He was friendly and unpretentious and is reputed to have met more than 50% of the city's 600,000 residents. He even had a pleasantly boring personal life, unlike Ted Kennedy whom he outlived. Television is chockablock with ordinary people -- barbers, deli owners -- surprising themselves with tears. He just seemed permanent, which was totally illogical. We could see his body fail him slowly. Some high muckety-muck priest visited him in the hospital like two days ago, after he stopped treatment for cancer. It shouldn't have been a surprise.

His funeral mass is being held on Monday in the church where my uncle, Jawj Cahtah, was massified these many years ago. I expect the motorcycle cops to stop traffic for his funeral procession (to Forest Hills Cemetary?) with similar aplomb.

*

In looking up the statewide ballot questions (because commercials, also my union sent a voting guide that had Opinions about Questions 1 and 3, but not 2, and since when does a union not have an opinion??), I say, in looking up the statewide ballot questions, I discovered one more time that Bill Galvin is not just a gentle telephone pole of Massachusetts responsibility and clear explanation, he is in fact a politician who has to run for office now and then.

But who would run against him, I ask you! He is one of the stalwarts of the state. I don't think he's even had a challenger in ages, because your faves could never be that unobtrusive.

(Question 2, by the way, is about the $0.05 deposit on soda bottles. Which does not affect my union. you'd think they'd have something to say about Question 4, though, which is about requiring paid sick time. Everyone in my part of the union has it already, but surely it's something to agitate for beyond the membership!

(PS, vote no on Question 1 and keep the gas tax indexed. If you don't like it, go move to New Hampshire or something.)
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Yuletide assignments went out this morning, and I matched on... a source that is going to take a little work to get my hands on. Because it's out of print, there are no copies in the entire Tompkins County library system, and the only copy I personally know of is in my old hometown library down in New Jersey, which is not exactly helpful.

Therefore, to the internet and used book market sites! *rubs hands, cackles evilly*

I definitely need to acquire the book, because I haven't read it in going on fifteen years and you could drive a whole convoy of trucks through the holes in my memory of the plot and characters. (Though I do remember one particular passage word-perfect, which I know because I recited it to my mom over the telephone this evening, just to prove I could. It's funny the things that stick with you.) But my giftee's request is totally up my alley both in general terms and with respect to what I remember liking about the book, so hey. Yuletide here we come!

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In completely unrelated news, I gave blood yesterday, I am filling in as a substitute teacher at church this Sunday, and I am totally going to vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday. I feel all socially productive and stuff. :-)

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And now back to my final mini-ficlet request. (Which, hey, I'm willing to keep playing if anyone else wants to give me a prompt!)

aaaarghhh!

Oct. 30th, 2014 08:39 pm
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Toby gave me his cold! I thought I'd escaped it, but I was WRONG!



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Jack-o-Lantern 2014

Oct. 30th, 2014 09:30 pm
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Just went with the flow this year. The pumpkin had a nasty spot in the back, but no one will see it. Also, my big camera is messed up - I dropped it while I was in Cape Cod. And the phone camera just isn't as good for dim light.


Cut for one pic )

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