10069X - Ambition, Revenge, and Wrath

emerging from the darkness...

[sticky post]This journal is SEMI-FRIENDS ONLY.

Going broke
cute and ecstatic
Recently, I've been immersed in buying merch.
Well, "immersed" is an understatement. I'm actually obsessed and maybe even close to addicted to buying merch.

In the last few months, I have bought more merch than I ever have in years! Can you imagine that? From someone who rarely bought anything, I have become a person who "HAD" to buy everything.

Why does it feel like I'm treating real life as a game? Like I'm collecting weapon parts for MonHun or God Eater or something. That feeling when you NEED TO HAVE stuff even if you don't need them for the sole purpose of... what, completion? Fulfillment?

It started with something simple.
It was just a One Coin Mini Figure Box. But keychains came after that, then illustration books, and DVDs, and doujinshi, and scale figures, until I became broke and couldn't preorder anymore.

The holiday season was such bad timing, really.
Though I doubt it would have made any difference knowing I wouldn't have stopped spending until I was out of cash.

So right now, I'm trying to be more wise? On where to spend my money. I'm not going to stop buying merch, but I guess I will be more picky about what merch to buy. I mean, it's not like I have a huge room to store them anyway so I would eventually have to choose which ones to keep and which ones to resell. And I don't want to resell if it can be helped.

So despite my horrible desire to preorder Megahouse's 1/8 Gintoki ver. Benizakura, I would rather save up for the 1/8 Raidou, 1/7 Benten, the Pic-Lil! straps, the Petanko straps, the ToysWorks straps, and the BL doujinshi. Of course, that doesn't take into account the merch that aren't for preorder yet like the Tieria figure, the 1/8 Midorima, the 1/8 Natsume renewal, the Zone-00 chibi zero, and the Toys Works mini figures.

There. It seems like a rather short list if I actually cross out the stuff I'm not "desperate" to have.
Though to some, that might seem like a really long list already. Haha

A splash that makes you free

So what have I been up to recently?

Work is doing very well, surprisingly.
I used to be really scared of being assigned to a project from a diamond client, that just participating in a call meeting made my voice tremble like there's no tomorrow. But I'm feeling quite comfortable now. It feels like everything will work out fine regardless of what happens. Maybe it's because I'm also getting along better with my teammates -- which is something I thought wouldn't happen considering how awkward I was at the beginning. I used to avoid having lunch with them, but I keep looking forward to it now.
If there's anything I don't like about my work, it's the shifting schedule. Not because I can't do it, but because it ruins my appearance and health. I don't like looking stressed, nor do I like gaining weight. So if I'm gonna quit this job, it's gonna be because of that.

God Eater Burst
I don't know how or why I didn't know this game existed, but I only discovered it recently and I've been very addicted to it. Especially with collecting weapons. I don't understand why people keep complaining about the plot, the characters, the gameplay, etc. I already appreciate the fact that it HAS a plot, a well-thought setting, good AI, and challenging monsters... It doesn't make sense comparing it to Monster Hunter -- because MonHun's focus is on the gameplay. What God Eater Burst did was to include the elements we wanted Monster Hunter to have, like plot, story-based teammates, sword and gun switching, and jumps. MonHun is a game I enjoy playing with a Hunting Party, but GE Burst is a game I prefer playing by myself. I can't wait for God Eater 2 to come out~ The graphics look promising.

Animanga Fandom
KuroBasu pixiv comic translations are still ongoing! Yes, I haven't stopped doing them yet. I try to get one translation done per week. Mostly during weekends because I'm usually too tired to do anything on weekdays. Without the anime, the KuroBasu fandom is a little quiet. Everybody else is into ShinKyo or Free!. I'm not a part of the ShinKyo fandom so I wouldn't know why it's popular, but for the Free! fandom... I think I've said this before, but too many people are jumping on the bandwagon and making a big deal out of it. (Though I guess you'd expect that from an anime born from a popular commercial) What makes Free! so different from other sports anime, anyway? I mean, aside from the characters being shirtless hotties? I'm not gonna lie and say I'm not watching it for the fanservice, because I am. But surely, that's not the only thing I'm expecting. More than fanservice, I'm looking forward to character development. And I'm surprised at how obsessed some people are towards the characters when we barely know anything about them. It reminds me of what happened to the KuroBasu fandom regarding Akashi. He's only had like 5 lines but he's already everyone's favorite character. Hence, the Free! fandom scares me -- but the ShinKyo fandom scares me even more.

Recently, I've been obsessed with searching for a really nice Swiss watch with a white/silver dial and a steel bracelet. Price must be $700 or less. I've checked some watch stores here, but have yet to find something I really like. If you have any suggestions, kindly tell me~


Green is a good status.

Three weeks ago, my first full-time job finally began.
It's a little far from the job I imagined, but I'm alright with it.

Originally, I was planning to send my application to some banks since it's the pretty common thing Economics graduates do. But my sister was pushing me to apply for an IT position because a friend of hers chose this line of work and became quite successful in her career. I didn't particularly mind -- I mean, career growth is fast in the IT industry and it's something I might be able to enjoy (since I'm pretty much in front of the PC everyday anyway) so I thought, "Why not?"

At first, I thought I wasn't going to pass the application process because I had no IT background at all (all I know is HTML & CSS), but apparently, background in IT is not necessary. So I passed and the company offered me a pretty decent salary too. (Well, it's IT after all)

So now I'm part of a bootcamp with 24 others and things are going well. I already received my first payslip as well.
Sometimes I wonder why I ended up in the IT industry, but I guess a lot of people share my sentiments. I've heard several stories of people coming from non-IT backgrounds getting employed and gradually becoming great programmers or testers. 

I'm not so sure if I'm going to continue with this type of job, but for now I'll need the experience.
It's also a little sad because I am very busy and don't have as much time for fandom as I did before. (That doesn't mean I'll stop contributing, though.) Waking up early is a pain too. But I guess the payslip is worth it. HAHA

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A week ago, I managed to make my 100th translation post in tumblr! 
Check out all my translations HERE.

Despite the busy schedule, I'm still doing KuroBasu pixiv translations. LOL
That's because I'm stubborn. I don't want to give it up.
Then again, there are so many translators suddenly popping out so it's the perfect chance to retire.
There are also some KuroBasu commercial doujinshi I want to translate but other groups are already doing them so I thought that maybe I should just leave everything to them?

Then I can focus on doing my job or... doing translations for other fandoms that need it or sth.
I've been thinking about it for a while now, but I'm still unsure what to do.

I released Fura Fura in yefione a week ago, in case you missed it.
I'm doing Kira Kira (the artist's second TakaMido book) but I need a cleaner for it.
I can do it myself but... it takes time and I just want to focus on translating and typesetting for the most part.
So if anyone's interested, please leave a comment or send me a private message!

yefione @ LJ!
cute and ecstatic
It took a day to complete the layout and the cross-posting but...

I've finally finished my translation journal!

yefione yefione yefione

To everyone who added this journal because of my translations, you can just add this new account instead. I won't be posting translations here anymore because I've decided to make this my personal blog.

Don't worry, that blog is completely public (no friend-locked posts) so you won't need me to add you back.

Also, I've updated that blog with my KuroBasu translations, particularly the ones from the fanbook and other official KuroBasu stuff. And I also released Kiss*Vanilla (Kagami/Kuroko) so head on over to yefione already!

Oh, but the KuroBasu pixiv fancomics will still be regularly posted in yefione@tumblr.

Scanlation: Vanilla Shake -SIDE:S-

Finally updating to present you...

Vanilla Shake -SIDE:S-!

It took me a while to do this, maybe about two days or more? 
Editing was a bit of a pain, but I finally got it done~

Fandom: Kuroko no Basuke
Title: Vanilla Shake -SIDE:S-
Artist: Wasukoro
Pairing: Aomine/Kagami/Kuroko + 1 page Kuroko/Kagami
Rating: R-18
Language: English

Scans: CSword
Editing/Translation: avishi

This doujinshi is really sexy for some reason. I couldn't help but blush the whole time I was working on it. I'm not sure if it's because of the fandom, the art, or Kuroko's lewd face, but it's amazing nonetheless.


1) Kuroko avoids using any explicit terms for the penis. He usually just says "thing", "his", or "yours". 
2) The doujinshi somehow wants to hide the fact that they're high school students even though it's completely obvious. Hence, the big black dots.

EDIT: The original ZIP file didn't include the atogaki and the back cover so I reuploaded it.


Scanlation: Revised Photocopy Book (NaruRai)
down and blue
I'm not sure how many people actually knows about Raidou Kuzunoha in my friends-list, nor do I know how many people are still active in LJ, but I'm posting this here anyway.

Artist: Nobingo
Pairing: Narumi/Raido
Rating: R-18
Language: English

This doujinshi involves Raido Kuzunoha (the Raidou from the other dimension) and not the protagonist Raidou. The name itself is actually the same, but written differently. The protagonist's name is written as ライドウ while the other one's name is written as 雷堂. In the English version of the game, it is differentiated by removing the “u” from the other name, hence Raido, even though it’s technically still “Raidou.” I just used Raido to avoid confusion.

I actually translated a Nobingo work before (which you can find here). But Nobingo's work is a little different this time because of the lack of tones. Still awesome art, though.


P.S. If you're following me on tumblr, please please please take time to answer this post.
I just want to know the preferences of the people monitoring my translation posts over there.

Since my last update I've been able to finish 17 KuroBasu pixiv fancomic translations, but I'm feeling a little lazy in updating each of them in LJ so I might not do that anymore. But I usually try and post one comic translation a day, so if anyone's interested, you can just monitor this tumblr tag.

However, once I acquire scans and permission to translate some KuroBasu commercial doujinshi, I will surely put them up in this LJ, as I have done with Reborn doujinshi and Zone-00 chapters.

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Looking at all the KuroBasu translations I've done, it makes me wonder if I should start translating BL manga. But I dunno, the BL manga fandom right now is a little... strict and stuff. I'm not sure what to expect and if I'm ready for that kinda stuff. Then again, I've been thinking about this for some time now and I'm definitely interested. But the first question is: Which manga? And a follow-up question of: Where to get scans?

I would appreciate it if anyone can share their opinions about this idea.

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This is more like a KuroBasu confession but... 

I don't really get the whole Akashi-sama obsession thing.

There is one major reason for this.
Since I'm the type of person who loves a character based on how much I know about him/her, it's difficult for me to understand people being obsessed with a character they barely know. Sure, Akashi has appeared in the manga several times revealing bits of his personality and principles, but he didn't have any major involvement in the plot (that would've helped in better understanding his character) until now. I'm excited to see how Fujimaki-sensei will present Akashi, but it's still a little weird for me that so many people were obsessed with him far before this point.

It makes me wonder... How does a character become your favorite character? Does it involve appearances? Character growth? Similarities to your personality? The "cool" factor? Or is it random?
Different people will have different preferences, after all.

Going back to Akashi, 
since there has only been a few instances that he has appeared, I'm pretty sure a lot of people have speculated and assumed several parts of his personality in order to complete the "idea" of Akashi in their head.

In my case, I think Akashi is just what he says, "I always win so I'm always right."
Akashi isn't being arrogant, but is stating the truth. Akashi is the type to set goals and plan ahead of time so that he can "secure" his future. In short, Akashi wants total control over his life. But it doesn't mean he doesn't respect other forms of authority. It is actually the opposite. Because he believes in the idea of loyalty and playing by the rules, he will respect authority as long as it doesn't get in his way. He values hardwork, determination, and most especially ambition.
In the case of the Generation of Miracles, it's true that Teikou had its own principles, but Akashi was certainly the one who implemented it as strictly as he could. He wanted victory, he led a military rule, the Miracles bloomed, then they won. I don't blame Akashi solely for the Miracles having a "winning is everything" mindset, but he is a major contributor. I personally believe that the reason Akashi calls every one of them by their first names is because he thinks he "owns" them. After being in charge of them, he developed this idea that because he was the person who molded them the way he wanted, they are his and he controls them. As the manga showed, the Miracles until now are afraid to defy Akashi which is a sign that he still controls them to some degree.

Some people might disagree with me, but this is how I see Akashi from an objective POV. I don't know if other fangirls see him differently, but I'm interested to know what other people think~

10 days since my last post, here's an update to my KuroBasu fancomic translations:

2 comics inspired by EP14 ending card
Pairing: Aomine/Kuroko
Rating: PG

Artist: マルイ
Pairing: KISEKI/Midorima
Rating: PG
*just a set of images with text

Original Title: うわさばなし
Pairing: Takao/Midorima
Rating: PG

Original Title: いつから
Pairing: Aomine/Kuroko
Rating: PG

Artist: ごはん
Characters: KISEKI + Momoi
Rating: PG

Original Title: 5秒間てわりと長い
Characters: Takao/Midorima
Rating: PG

Original Title: あまいもの
Characters: Murasakibara/Midorima
Rating: PG

Aaaaaand, I actually got my KuroBasu Official Fanbook Characters Bible a few days ago so I translated some parts:

Kiseki no Himitsu (Secret of the Miracles) - Interview with the Generation of Miracles
Takao Kazunari's Profile
Kiseki no Sedai + α Compatibility Diagnosis (Find your appropriate partner in basketball!)

I pretty much hid my Characters Bible to prevent it from wearing out too quickly, but if there are any more translation requests regarding the fanbook, I can always take it out again~

Happy Birthday, Midorimacchi~!
hardly a smile
Although Midorima Shintarou (KuroBasu) isn't anywhere near as popular as Kise, Aomine, or even Akashi for that matter, Pixiv is full of his fanarts today and I'm happy to see his name in the featured tags list.

So as a way of celebrating with the fans, I prepared some mini-comic translations that featured him.
As usual, I posted them on tumblr.

Rainy Day Story
Original Title: あめのひのはなし。
Artist: ゆう
Pairing: Takao/Midorima
Rating: PG

Passing Notes In Class
Original Title: 授業中手紙交換する
Artist: きくこ
Pairing: Takao/Midorima
Rating: PG

Midorima's Birthday Celebration
Artist: ももし
Pairing: KISEKI (Miracles)/Midorima
Rating: PG?
*Several images with text and one celebratory comic

There are so many beautiful Midorima-centric mini-comics that came up recently so I'll probably translate those until I find something better to do~


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