English scanslators, shape up!

Either do it properly or don’t do it at all!

I really really dislike how some manga translations are garbage. Don’t just guess damn it! Don’t try to translate when you can barely understand the source materials damn it! Don’t just bump up the contrast to wash out all the details damn it!

While I enjoy reading manga in English (it’s much more effortless and much faster in English for me me compared to Chinese or Japanese), I’m starting to hate how bad or wrong the translations are. Chinese translations generally appear to be better, however, it’s not as easy to find (for me at least) as English scanslations. I also can’t find a Chinese equivalent of Batoto. Lately, I want to just read the raw and then refer to scanslations for areas that I don’t understand but it’s such as pain to flip to the window with the scanslation and find the right page. My Japanese reading speed seems to be improving the more I read though.

A perfect system would be something that lets me mouse over a text bubble and switch between the languages. But that’s a topic for another post.

7 Seeds

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I spent all my free time reading all 25 volumes of 7 Seeds over 3 days. It’s a story about people who have been put in cold sleep and awaken in Japan many many years after meteors struck Earth and an ice age passed. The beginning was kind of slow, the main heroine (?) was annoyingly… annoying. But soon, the view points of the story shifts from one group of survivors to the next and the story is interwoven beautifully. It’s a very good read.

Scans in Chinese: http://www.jmydm.com/manhua-7SEEDSHuanHaiQiQing/
Scans in Japanese (pretty good quality!): http://www.raw1st.org/2010/09/7-seeds.html
Scanslation in English (The beginning at least is pretty crummy): http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/7-seeds-r402

Binbougami Ga!

Just marathroned 13 episodes even though I initially only wanted to watch one or two episodes while enjoying dinner.

It felt very similar to Muteki Kanban Musume with more ero and has the best gag in the history of anime during episode 7.

I have shit ton of school work to take care of too… -_-;

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die

>Wake up
No time to waste lying in bed! I’ve got to get up fast and try to squeeze in some Dark Souls time before I have to go out.

>at work
I can’t wait til I get home to play Dark Souls.

>at home
Fuck yeah, Dark Souls. Eat? Drink? Sleep? Bah.

>In bed
Dark Souls was fun. Too bad I have to sleep. I’m going to play more when I wake up!