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7:30pm October 20, 2014
Hello, my first obsession! Yutaan's hands are magic, and this thing of beauty is going to be framed and displayed post haste. 

Hello, my first obsession! Yutaan's hands are magic, and this thing of beauty is going to be framed and displayed post haste. 

4:39am October 20, 2014
Chapter 39.1 Dubious Translation Part I:
Chang Ge: Keep the doors closed until we return, no one is to enter or leave.
Servants: Yes.
Chang Ge: If the fourth young master returns, don’t let him out.
Servant: Yes.
Man: I’ve heard someone here is seeking a female tutor, so I came here to ask around.
Woman: It’s not our house (that is looking).
Man: Is that right? Then I’m sorry to trouble you.
Chang Ge: Cart driver, go faster!
Servant: Eh? Ah…yes!
Chang Ge: Shi Ba.
Shi Ba: Master?
Chang Ge: Come sit inside the cart.
Shi Ba: What is wrong?
Chang Ge: Some time ago I sent Xu Feng to inquire into some matters, it may have alerted certain persons. That aside, listen carefully. After I’m out of the city, take the carriage back home. I’ll leave the management of the Qin household to you.
Shi Ba: Master, do you want to seal the doors until your return?
Chang Ge: No need.  We’ve acted in secret, the servants do not know anything. Their attitude is our best cover. Also in regards to the fourth young master, give him the quickest horse to gallop out of Chang’an. Tell him I said “until next time.”
Shi Ba: Yes!
Part II sometime tomorrow. 

Chapter 39.1 Dubious Translation Part I:

Chang Ge: Keep the doors closed until we return, no one is to enter or leave.

Servants: Yes.

Chang Ge: If the fourth young master returns, don’t let him out.

Servant: Yes.

Man: I’ve heard someone here is seeking a female tutor, so I came here to ask around.

Woman: It’s not our house (that is looking).

Man: Is that right? Then I’m sorry to trouble you.

Chang Ge: Cart driver, go faster!

Servant: Eh? Ah…yes!

Chang Ge: Shi Ba.

Shi Ba: Master?

Chang Ge: Come sit inside the cart.

Shi Ba: What is wrong?

Chang Ge: Some time ago I sent Xu Feng to inquire into some matters, it may have alerted certain persons. That aside, listen carefully. After I’m out of the city, take the carriage back home. I’ll leave the management of the Qin household to you.

Shi Ba: Master, do you want to seal the doors until your return?

Chang Ge: No need.  We’ve acted in secret, the servants do not know anything. Their attitude is our best cover. Also in regards to the fourth young master, give him the quickest horse to gallop out of Chang’an. Tell him I said “until next time.”

Shi Ba: Yes!

Part II sometime tomorrow. 

10:42pm October 19, 2014
Scanlation of Chapter 38 is up!
Hello, pesky phrases that I couldn’t make sense of. 

Scanlation of Chapter 38 is up!

Hello, pesky phrases that I couldn’t make sense of. 

2:31pm October 19, 2014
Tattoo design for a friend, who wanted the goddess Kali and the feminism symbol. 

Tattoo design for a friend, who wanted the goddess Kali and the feminism symbol. 

8:53pm October 14, 2014
"Why don’t you stay in Tang?"
A bit late, but chapter 39.1 raw is up.  Still no translation for 38.2, sorry. Feel like I shouldn’t bother because the scanlation’s due to come out in a few days anyway. Will probably post a short summary of this chapter once I figure out what’s going on. Looks like Sun got himself captured by Li Jing? 

"Why don’t you stay in Tang?"

A bit late, but chapter 39.1 raw is up.  Still no translation for 38.2, sorry. Feel like I shouldn’t bother because the scanlation’s due to come out in a few days anyway. Will probably post a short summary of this chapter once I figure out what’s going on. Looks like Sun got himself captured by Li Jing

10:48am September 28, 2014
By faqy! I love the supporting characters in Chang Ge Xing (especially Ah-Dou) - here’s hoping they’ll make a reappearance soon. 
On another news, I’m still working on this week’s dubious translation. Am having trouble translating  some lines into something coherent, and there’s some pretty heavy material in Sun and Chang Ge’s conversation (SPOILERS): 
[[MORE]]Sun: I really think it’s bizarre. You are more clever than me and most people. Why do you get so tangled up over the simplest matters? 
and 
Chang Ge: I do not wish to be your enemy.
Sun: This has something to do with your life long wish?
Chang Ge: Yes. 
Sun: In that case, I hope that I do not meet you again on the battlefield. I also do not wish to be your enemy.

By faqy! I love the supporting characters in Chang Ge Xing (especially Ah-Dou) - here’s hoping they’ll make a reappearance soon. 

On another news, I’m still working on this week’s dubious translation. Am having trouble translating  some lines into something coherent, and there’s some pretty heavy material in Sun and Chang Ge’s conversation (SPOILERS): 

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5:27pm September 25, 2014
velvetsora:

Eugene - Veronicadon’t know why i like this pair

Not my top pairing, but they do look very good together. Great fanart!

velvetsora:

Eugene - Veronica
don’t know why i like this pair

Not my top pairing, but they do look very good together. Great fanart!

1:13am September 23, 2014
Princess Tutu commission by the lovely kykie02.
I will forever love these two. 

Princess Tutu commission by the lovely kykie02.

I will forever love these two. 

10:08am September 21, 2014
zumisumi:

busy-old-fool:

zumisumi:

busy-old-fool:

Chapter 33 is up. 
Sixteen! We have Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki. A certain someone is confirmed to have died by sword, so there’s possibly eleven more footsoldiers (If Rida doesn’t count)?!  And the man I thought was Moto’s past incarnation is someone else and unaccounted for? Could he be either Abe or Watanabe (Nanaura’s track clubmates)?
Argh, I never thought I’ll have any problems keeping track of the characters (if only because I’ve reread the chapters so many times) but you’re starting to make me a little nervous, Kumeta-sensei. 

Um…. Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki are part of the seven squires. Rida is one of the three guards. None of the 16 Zerestrian foot soldiers have been reincarnated so far that’s why they think that’s the safest choice.
As for Moto, isn’t he Calvin Plantard, a Moswick knight?

*slaps head* Ah, I confused ‘squires’ as interchangeable with ‘foot soldiers.’ My bad! And after rereading I did finally remember the original headcount of the castle residents. 67! Wow. So that means there’s possibly still two more squires, sixteen foot soldiers and two more servants from Zerestria alone? We also never did see the guards beside Rida. Granted, some must have died by non-magical means, but that’s still a lot. 
And I did know Moto is Calvin, or ‘Kyarubin’ (XD) the Moswick knight, but before this chapter I thought that the knight identified as ‘Conrad Carvajal’ was Calvin. I don’t remember Carvajal was named before this chapter, they look somewhat alike, and with Moto never having a direct flashback scene I don’t think we know yet how he looked like before?  Unless I’ve forgotten something again. Sigh. Time for another reread, I think. 

Only four the Zerestrian servants are accounted for (Adele, Nina, Cordelia, Benno), so that means 11 haven’t reincarnated. And yeah, the other two guards haven’t shown up.
Ah, I see. I remember taking note of Calvin’s appearance but I can’t remember which chapter that was >o< (I’m not even sure if I’m just imagining that I saw Calvin before lol) Hahaha I need to reread it too.

Man, I obviously cannot count. I shouldn’t attempt to again, lol. 

zumisumi:

busy-old-fool:

zumisumi:

busy-old-fool:

Chapter 33 is up. 

Sixteen! We have Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki. A certain someone is confirmed to have died by sword, so there’s possibly eleven more footsoldiers (If Rida doesn’t count)?!  And the man I thought was Moto’s past incarnation is someone else and unaccounted for? Could he be either Abe or Watanabe (Nanaura’s track clubmates)?

Argh, I never thought I’ll have any problems keeping track of the characters (if only because I’ve reread the chapters so many times) but you’re starting to make me a little nervous, Kumeta-sensei. 

Um…. Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki are part of the seven squires. Rida is one of the three guards. None of the 16 Zerestrian foot soldiers have been reincarnated so far that’s why they think that’s the safest choice.

As for Moto, isn’t he Calvin Plantard, a Moswick knight?

*slaps head* Ah, I confused ‘squires’ as interchangeable with ‘foot soldiers.’ My bad! And after rereading I did finally remember the original headcount of the castle residents. 67! Wow. So that means there’s possibly still two more squires, sixteen foot soldiers and two more servants from Zerestria alone? We also never did see the guards beside Rida. Granted, some must have died by non-magical means, but that’s still a lot. 

And I did know Moto is Calvin, or ‘Kyarubin’ (XD) the Moswick knight, but before this chapter I thought that the knight identified as ‘Conrad Carvajal’ was Calvin. I don’t remember Carvajal was named before this chapter, they look somewhat alike, and with Moto never having a direct flashback scene I don’t think we know yet how he looked like before?  Unless I’ve forgotten something again. Sigh. Time for another reread, I think. 

Only four the Zerestrian servants are accounted for (Adele, Nina, Cordelia, Benno), so that means 11 haven’t reincarnated. And yeah, the other two guards haven’t shown up.

Ah, I see. I remember taking note of Calvin’s appearance but I can’t remember which chapter that was >o< (I’m not even sure if I’m just imagining that I saw Calvin before lol) Hahaha I need to reread it too.

Man, I obviously cannot count. I shouldn’t attempt to again, lol. 

10:03am September 21, 2014

awesomeasgilbird: Oh man, a kindred spirit. I don’t know why it’s so hard to find people who read it, the manga is amazing and probably one of the best I’ve ever read.

If we’re going to be talking characters let me start with the golden question - Ootomo. Do you think Carlo was really part of the attack force? Ootomo seems so sure that he never would have let his feelings saw him into coming to Veronica’s aid, but every time I see them interact… He adored her like a sister, I have a hard time believing he would have just tossed that aside for his pride as a priest. Even now Ootomo and Minami have hit it off again. Thoughts?

— 

I think people do read the manga, it’s just that most are not active in the fandom? But yeah, the fandom is teeny tiny so it’s hard to generate discussion.

I know the church is really suspect right now, but like you I have a hard time figuring out whether Carlo’s affection for Veronica or his loyalty to the church won out. Carlo/Ootomo sort of reminds me of Inspector Javert from Les Miserables. He’s defined himself with his duties, and any suggestion that he would deviate or place something else as more important would trigger denial and defensiveness. I think Moston’s words did affect him a bit though, and I agree he adored Veronica (that scene in the omake where he was relieved she hasn’t changed was hilarious), so yeah, despite his protests, my gut feeling says that he wasn’t part of the attacking force and that in the end he did came to Veronica’s aid.

If anything, even if Carlo was part of the attacking force, I don’t think that Ootomo would attack Minami. He’s starting to remember he’s now Ootomo, and as Ootomo, I don’t think it’s in him to betray a friend.

9:29am September 21, 2014
zumisumi:

busy-old-fool:

Chapter 33 is up. 
Sixteen! We have Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki. A certain someone is confirmed to have died by sword, so there’s possibly eleven more footsoldiers (If Rida doesn’t count)?!  And the man I thought was Moto’s past incarnation is someone else and unaccounted for? Could he be either Abe or Watanabe (Nanaura’s track clubmates)?
Argh, I never thought I’ll have any problems keeping track of the characters (if only because I’ve reread the chapters so many times) but you’re starting to make me a little nervous, Kumeta-sensei. 

Um…. Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki are part of the seven squires. Rida is one of the three guards. None of the 16 Zerestrian foot soldiers have been reincarnated so far that’s why they think that’s the safest choice.
As for Moto, isn’t he Calvin Plantard, a Moswick knight?

*slaps head* Ah, I confused &#8216;squires&#8217; as interchangeable with &#8216;foot soldiers.&#8217; My bad! And after rereading I did finally remember the original headcount of the castle residents. 67! Wow. So that means there&#8217;s possibly still two more squires, sixteen foot soldiers and two more servants from Zerestria alone? We also never did see the guards beside Rida. Granted, some must have died by non-magical means, but that&#8217;s still a lot. 
And I did know Moto is Calvin, or &#8216;Kyarubin&#8217; (XD) the Moswick knight, but before this chapter I thought that the knight identified as &#8216;Conrad Carvajal&#8217; was Calvin. I don&#8217;t remember Carvajal was named before this chapter, they look somewhat alike, and with Moto never having a direct flashback scene I don&#8217;t think we know yet how he looked like before?  Unless I&#8217;ve forgotten something again. Sigh. Time for another reread, I think. 

zumisumi:

busy-old-fool:

Chapter 33 is up. 

Sixteen! We have Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki. A certain someone is confirmed to have died by sword, so there’s possibly eleven more footsoldiers (If Rida doesn’t count)?!  And the man I thought was Moto’s past incarnation is someone else and unaccounted for? Could he be either Abe or Watanabe (Nanaura’s track clubmates)?

Argh, I never thought I’ll have any problems keeping track of the characters (if only because I’ve reread the chapters so many times) but you’re starting to make me a little nervous, Kumeta-sensei. 

Um…. Tsuzuki, Meguro, Nanaura, and Hiroki are part of the seven squires. Rida is one of the three guards. None of the 16 Zerestrian foot soldiers have been reincarnated so far that’s why they think that’s the safest choice.

As for Moto, isn’t he Calvin Plantard, a Moswick knight?

*slaps head* Ah, I confused ‘squires’ as interchangeable with ‘foot soldiers.’ My bad! And after rereading I did finally remember the original headcount of the castle residents. 67! Wow. So that means there’s possibly still two more squires, sixteen foot soldiers and two more servants from Zerestria alone? We also never did see the guards beside Rida. Granted, some must have died by non-magical means, but that’s still a lot. 

And I did know Moto is Calvin, or ‘Kyarubin’ (XD) the Moswick knight, but before this chapter I thought that the knight identified as ‘Conrad Carvajal’ was Calvin. I don’t remember Carvajal was named before this chapter, they look somewhat alike, and with Moto never having a direct flashback scene I don’t think we know yet how he looked like before?  Unless I’ve forgotten something again. Sigh. Time for another reread, I think.