Been some time since I rounded up my stuff. ;)


Legend of Sun Knight new edition v7 and v8, GOD new edition v4, Human Doll Contract manhua v2 and v3, JU artbook, Dominion's End doujinshi by ICICLE + stickers, Kill No More keychains, and Dominion's End keychains by Wu Ling.

Dominions End stuff )

Human Doll Contract and Kill No More stuff )

LSK stuff )

GOD stuff )

misc )
In the blink of an eye, several years have passed since I wrote summaries for 39. In the meantime, I actually finished translating 39 volume 1 but never finished writing the summaries. Now that the translations of these chapters are being posted at Prince Revolution!, summaries probably aren’t needed anymore. :’D

I had finished the summary of Chapter 4 Part/Section 1, so I guess I’ll post it here. I have just posted the actual translation of the chapter over at Prince Revolution. So, feel free to go over there to read the chapter and then come back to read my thoughts/summary if you’re interested. Don’t know if there’s any interest for summaries/thoughts of the rest of the chapters since translations will be up soon anyway.

Yu Wo has yet to release 39 volume 2 (4 year wait ahhhh), but I hope it’ll happen this year. She’s been working on it and posting teasers, so it might actually happen soon. So far, the teasers are about Elaro and a bandit group. Adair’s involved as well. ;)

Past summaries can be found through this tag.

Chapter 4 Part 1 )
Yes, that's the actual title of the doujinshi. XD I received Shui Quan's Sunken Moon doujinshi this week~~~. My first of her doujinshi of her own series! She must have a lot of fun writing doujinshi of her own series. It just seems like a lot of fun to be able to do that.


The doujinshi was 159 pages, featuring the Yiye x Naerxi pairing. Also included in the bundle was a bag, a colored 4-koma comic about Xiu Yelan inviting everyone to the hotsprings, and a 2016 calendar featuring everyone having just taken a shower.

Read more... )

I tried to pre-order Sunken Moon s2 v3 so I could get the limited poster, but the poster ran out within 3 minutes of orders opening. DDDD: (I wanted the second poster, which has art that isn't included in the book). Kingstone ran out of posters within 3 minutes... The books.com.tw poster was available for a day or so before running out (I didn't really want that one though). The last poster is the convenience store one. I'm going to try for that one. -____-;;
Been sick this past week. Still a bit out of it. :') But the fever and cough have finally gone away! \o/ (and now I can take pics of stuff, but my coherency is not guaranteed)


The new Illusions-Lies-Truth bundle that was sold in February was called "Luke Hunter: Wild Imagination of the Future." It came with a 59 page short story about Lu Yang, and a Lu Yang blanket (pictured above). A blanket?! Well, now I have a towel of the Ice Emperor and a Lu Yang blanket, hahahaha. Maybe I should add a pillow to the collection one day. I also bought myself a copy of the 1/2 Prince 10th Anniversary Artbook. It's already been over 10 years since 1/2 Prince was first published.

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So, Shui Quan had two bundles for sale on books.com.tw and Kingstone. One is the normal side story bundle. The other one was the side story bundle with an autograph board. There were 1000 copies in all of the autograph bundle, hand signed by her. Pre-orders opened on Jan 25. I set my timer so I could wake up and make my purchase, but the autograph bundle sold out within a few minutes. DDDDD: I underestimated how fast they would sell... I couldn't believe it! Even though some copies showed up again later on, I wasn't able to add them to my shopping cart. I gave up, bought the normal bundle, and went back to sleep. :'D


Anyway, here's the bundle I bought. :') Received it on Friday~. I thought the release date was Jan 29... I actually received it on January 29th, so they must've been sending out orders before the release date.

more pics )
I bought and finished reading all 9 volumes of 異願洛恩斯... /rolls around. No one to talk to with about the series. ):

Back to stuff I bought. There was finally enough sunlight for me to take pics! I've always been home too late, or it's been raining. -__-;


Human Doll Contract manhua V1 and Dominion's End V4.

more pics )

very spoilerish thoughts on DEv4 )
Website for Dominion's End V4.

There are character introductions for Uncle (he has a name, Jiang Lingqing), the military guy from V3 (Chen Yanqing), and Guan Weijun.

Guan Weijun. :OOOOOOO She sounds different from the Guan Weijun we've been reading about. Also, no boyfriend. Sounds more carefree?

Cute LSK pins

Dec. 22nd, 2015 05:24 pm
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I bought some cute pins from kyuutan. They arrived yesterday, and ahhhhhh, kyuutan even included a drawing of Sun Santa! /swoons. This truly puts me in a holiday mood. :DDD



Dominion's End V4 is going to be published on January 11, 2016. Pre-orders open on December 28. This is what the cover will look like. Xiao Sha is on the cover this time. Extras for buying the book right away include a clearfile of the girls, and the special edition includes a bag featuring Shuyu and Xiao Tian, as well as the clearfile. Even Xiao Rong (the banyan tree sapling) is featured on the picture of the bag. :DDD Too bad that it's a bag... it'll really affect the image quality. I'll probably order it along with volume 1 of the Human Doll Contract manhua. (BTW, amazingly enough, Ziya has been featured on a body pillow! He's on the very right. I never thought Jiang Ziya would be the first to be featured on a body pillow, out of all of Yu Wo's characters, lol.)

The facebook page for the LSK mobile game has been posting pics of characters from the game and having people guess who they are. Adair was just posted! But... why does he have red hair???? :O He looks like a mix of Earth and Blaze. :'D (Are we sure this isn't Earth? Or Ed. Or someone else. Adair... ;___;)

Adair
Neo (So dark XD)
Aivis (I like how he looks!)
Pink
Aldrizzt
Grisia

New books

Dec. 20th, 2015 01:56 pm
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Didn't participate in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide again this year. I'm still on the pinch hit list though, and the pinch hits are flooding in. XD; I've saved a few letters that interested me, but I'm still busy catching up on stuff. So, likely no writing on that front.

Got some new books last month. Finally some time to post pics~

Legend of Sun Knight new edition V6, GOD new edition V3 (the artist changed, so it came with covers for V1 and V2 as well), and Key of the Sunken Moon season 2 V1-V2. Finished rereading GOD V3. Saimi's character is changed a bit so that he's more responsible as a king, and there's a bit more on 剋星(bane).

more pics )

By the way, Shui Quan's new doujin novel to be sold in February's CWT. A bodyswap story between Ie and Naerxi. I still can't get over the fact that Shui Quan writes doujinshi of her own stuff, and the official artist (who is a guy) is even drawing the art for it. And the stuff he's being asked to draw, lol. Those last two drawings on that page...

GOD

Oct. 4th, 2015 03:23 pm
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There are even more differences between the old version and the new version than I thought. I thought I'd be able to translate from the online texts floating around, at least for the beginning chapters before the major revisions, and then compare with the new version for any discrepancies and added text. But seeing how many revisions Yu Wo made, I think I'll just translate straight from the new version.

Yu Wo wasn't kidding when she said she revised GOD. This isn't even dealing with the revised scenes yet.

a comparison of the differences in just the first two paragraphs )
J.U. has a new batch of LSK key chains. Featuring the 39th gen. Too bad they're only available in capsule machines. There's one secret key chain, which is blurred out. I think Lesus mixed himself in together with the kids? XD

J.U. has also been posting some of her progress pics for V6.
Charlotte's design
Grisia giving Charlotte a lollipop (aw, they were such cute kids. Grisia actually looks kind of charming here? Maybe he won't be mistaken for a girl like this!)
Charlotte hiding behind Stephen
The wrong choice/right choice scene! (!!!!)

Whenever J.U. gets stuck, she doodles Neo/Adrizzt pics, haha. She ships them very strongly.
Pic 1 / Pic 2

Yu Wo made a fun post for the Mid Autumn Festival featuring most of her main characters. (link)

quick translation )

Last of all, an update on the LSK cell phone game. A screenshot of it was posted here near the bottom of the post. The game was premiered at the Tokyo Game Show from September 17 to September 20, with a playable demo. (Which is why the banner has Japanese on it) Sounds like there are plans for the oversea market. The game will likely be made available in Japan.

So strange to see Legend of Sun Knight spelled out in katakana. XD The tagline says, "Fate smiles down on the hero." Supposedly, the game will involve the plot from V1-8 and 39 LSK. The art is done by a Korean artist.

(Also, new Human Doll Contract manhua chapter~~. Check out Tongli's ebook site HDC is on chapter 5 now. New chapter on the 25th of each month)
A translation of what I submitted in Chinese to the No Hero impressions contest. It's basically my general reactions to No Hero and some musings about No Hero's themes. I was pretty off topic in the beginning... :'D;; Spoilers for No Hero's ending. This is not a word to word translation. Writing in Chinese is hard...

(This isn't anything impressive or anything. Please don't get your hopes up. XD;; But since I never did post my thoughts on No Hero's ending here... Here they are!)

Read more... )
Aaaahhhhhh. *flails*

So, Yu Wo held some contests over the summer. There was one for writing impressions/commentary about No Hero, and one for writing impressions/commentary about Dominion's End. I entered both! I started writing the No Hero one very early on but almost decided to scrap it. When I saw the deadline approach, I finally decided to finish and enter it. (Writing in Chinese is so hard ahhhhhh. It's so difficult to express myself... and my writing is so stiff!) After I posted it, I took a look at my reaction post to Dominion's End V3 I'd written in English and thought, "Why not?" So, I translated my post into Chinese and fixed it up a bit, making it a bit more formal and more focused on my reactions and thoughts instead of summarizing events. I entered that too.

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It took a bit, but results have finally been announced, and omg, omg, my name is there! For both contests! Are my eyes deceiving me??? Ahhhhhhhh. Yu Wo even wrote, "There's actually someone who won twice, haha. Too amazing! Congratulations~" (I saw that sentence first and thought... can't be me, right...? But... omg... XDD;; /still in disbelief)

There are three winners for each contest, and not that many entries this time, but I didn't think I'd get chosen for both. :O *flails*

/continues to be giddy for the rest of the day

The prize is the Bai Lian Yue bundle + 4 rolls of decorative tape. I guess I'll have extras now. XD

I'm very glad my Chinese was comprehensible. :'D;; There was so much I couldn't express though... T___T;; But I guess I'll translate my No Hero entry into English sometime. XD They were my overall thoughts on No Hero and its themes. I never did write a reaction to No Hero's ending in English. =x I'll probably add more to it since writing in English is much easier...

Eclipse Hunter

Sep. 6th, 2015 02:23 pm
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What I managed to buy of Eclipse Hunter~. I received these in April! They're all second hand because these were only sold in conventions back in 2007-2009 or so. The novels had book covers on them. I haven't taken them off in these photos, so the covers are a little hard to see in the pics.


Illustrations were by Ya Sha.

some more pics )
Key of the Sunken Moon pics! I bought all of the first series and the side stories. I'll probably start buying the 2nd series sometime. There are 2 volumes of that out so far. I finished reading the whole series plus the side stories~~


KSM is 11 volumes in all, plus 3 volumes and an extra volume of side stories. V1 is on the upper left. The art of KSM is very pretty and dynamic! The colors are a bit washed out because I batch adjusted these pics I took under terrible lighting (ahaha) but the actual color is actually quite vibrant. After I read the series, I finally knew all the characters in the KSM artbook I bought. And the comic finally made sense to me too. XD

more pics )
Yu Wo released a side story featuring Bai Lian Yue as the POV this summer. It details several Eclipse Hunter events from Bai Lian Yue's POV, with a focus on his love for Ri Xiang Yan, and it ends some time after No Hero's ending. (but before the epilogue of No Hero) This is considered a side story to Eclipse Hunter, but it's probably best read after reading all of No Hero. At least, chapter 5 is best read after reading all of NH.



more pictures )
Pics of LSK new edition v5! The volume with Cloud's updated design. Cloud has eyes now! He's more of a ninja than a samurai now too. XD


I bought v5 two times (ahahaha) because I wanted both posters. The Lesus poster is from buying online, and the good, warm-hearted poster is from the comic exhibition. The poster got all damaged from shipping though. T_______T

T-The poster was the whole point!

more pictures )
Got some new books this week. Pics of ILT first!


I guess I should've put a piece of white paper in the bag so Ziya wouldn't look like he has ink on his face. XD; This is a side story bundle about Jiu Ge for Illusion, Lies, Truth. It came in a transparent bag. Included a short side story (it's very short!) about the bookstore owner's past as a kid, and also a short story about how Lu Yang's sword came to be. The short comic that came in the bundle featured the bookstore owner talking with this new character.

more pictures )

I'll follow up with pics of Bai Lian Yue's side story, LSK V5, and Sunken Moon in different posts. (Still have to take pics of my Eclipse Hunter stuff sometime)

Neo

Aug. 16th, 2015 11:43 pm
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Yu Wo seems to be considering possibly releasing a Neo-centric book containing short stories like When Teacher Wasn't Yet Teacher and We are Not the Dark Human Squad, plus some others focusing on his adventures and stuff that happened in the past. It would mean she'd finish writing We are Not the Dark Human Squad. But since she already has plans for August (I'm assuming she's talking about CWT), it would mean she'd have to do it for the February CWT. So, it sounds like this might be a self-published thing like Unbeatable.

I hope it happens! I want to read more about Teacher Neo~. I want more LSK side stories~. GJ, Yu Wo's Neo-loving friend who planted this idea in her head. (Now, go convince her some more!)

For those interested, a fanfic and fanart contest was recently held over at Yu Wo's forums. The submission period just ended. I haven't been checking the forums much lately... I didn't even know there was a fanfic and fanart contest! And now they've both already ended. :'D;;
Fanart contest. Theme was "Dreamscape."
Fanfic contest. Theme was "A reversed world."

Submissions were predominantly LSK, but there are some from other Yu Wo series too.

This past week, I've been reading Key of the Sunken Moon. I bought a few volumes a few years ago but didn't really read them until now. V1 was difficult for me to get into, but once I got past that, I found that I quite liked the characters and the world building. I read 11 volumes so far (the main story) and am reading the side stories now. 3 volumes worth of side stories! Shui Quan even writes a lot of AU doujinshi of her own works, but I guess those can be considered not canon. XD; She's posted the start of each one in her blog, but without acquiring the actual physical copies, I'll probably never know the endings. I read a Fan Tong x Yue Tui one she wrote... Her latest one seems to feature Fan Tong x Hui Shi, which made me wonder what was going to happen in Sunken Moon's ending to lead to that, since at the time, I'd only read 5 volumes and didn't know how Hui Shi would come into the picture.

I'll be writing a bit more about Sunken Moon some other time~. Haha, now I finally know the who's who in the Sunken Moon artbook I bought! The art for Sunken Moon is really pretty~

Bai Lian Yue~

Jul. 30th, 2015 11:19 pm
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Yan/Yue book has been officially announced. The name of the book is 戮月牙. From the teaser posted, Bai Lian Yue seems to be the main character. The teaser happens when Bai Lian Yue is in high school. The cover is drawn by Wu Ling.

The book is much longer than I thought it'd be. It's 160 pages long~. The set comes with the novel, a 36 page comic, "I am king" decorative tape, a bag, and 3 postcards. The set will only be available at CWT while the novel will be sold online after the event.

Yu Wo's first actual BL book. XD;; But I wonder if it will mostly be unrequited love on Bai Lian Yue's part.

ETA: The comic is called "Cafe & Tea" and the cover features Ri Xiang Yan. :D The two covers match. The cover for the novel features Bai Lian Yue holding a bloody rose. A crescent moon is in the background. The cover for the comic features Ri Xiang Yan holding a crescent moon. Roses are in the background.

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