Release #24 2020
Today’s release post is a cute yet bittersweet oneshot. It’s been a while since I did any oneshots from a Shoujo mag, this was taken from LALA (I think it’s LALA or LALA DX) I forgot lol but yeah LALA.
Also, just earlier, I received a freaking hilarious email from someone. I don’t mind posting the whole content here, but is it the right thing to do? LOL
(YOU CAN SKIP TO THE ONESHOT SUMMARY BELOW IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THIS RAMBLING, I AM JUST WRITING THIS CAUSE I CAN LOL)
If you, the sender of that email read this and is okay with it, drop me a comment, I’ll post the email in its entirety.
Basically, the person wants to snipe Rokuhoudou from me. To be honest, I always think the excuse that if you don’t have anything out in 6 months then its free for grabs is
TO BE HONEST, if you are a person that really have the intention to snipe anything, it REALLY doesn’t matter if its 1 day, 1 week, 1 hour, even, if you wanna snipe, just be bold and admit it like a boss. No need to use those kind of lame excuse. That just makes me have no respect for you. In the first place, when I receive such email, I immediately dislike that person anyway.
My reasoning is very simple, there are batshit loads of untranslated manga out there. Like, really nice manga that deserves to be translated instead of all those trash isekai, cultivation, fan service crap. In my limited circle, towards the fellow scanlation-ers that I know and respected, I’ve always push or recommend manga to translate. But, those that I know, many are afraid of long volumes series. UNDERSTANDABLE. It’s a huge commitment. Even when I finally pushed someone to do Theseus no Fune, they only did 1 chapter and dropped it cause it wasn’t popular enough for them.
Sometimes, you know why I translate so much stuff that it slows me to this extent? (Disregarding my hand problem) It’s cause people just don’t translate them, so being the frustrated bitch I am, I pick them up.
Obviously, I can’t keep picking them up, there’s only one of me, Velo and Bagan. THREE PAIRS OF HAND. Make that 2 cause bagan and me both are suffering from carpal tunnel so we only got 1 good hand each. And Velo is just simply too busy with medical school so she only gets pocket of times to do stuff. Again, please be understanding, we are only humans, not some scanlation slaves locked up in your mama’s basement.
So, I’m very frustrated by people that keep trying to pick up stuff people are already doing instead of picking up the plenty other left out there that deserves attention.
I have already planned Rokuhoudou Volume 2 few months back, so its gonna come from me no matter what.
I have translations of some of the untranslated mangas I mentioned but I didn’t do anything else about it because of the burden of picking it up. I always started with good intentions but always meet people with bad intentions.
Anyway, back to that email, the user clearly took the time to research a little about me (props for effort), quoting what I wrote on my website and even mangadex and proceed to like throw all sorts of insults at me by pretending to be a recruitment enquiry email (the subject of the email is literally ‘Recruitment’ LMAO) and proceed to like fake enthuse about me in 2 sentences then go on some sort of rambling insults for few paragraphs.
Honestly, the day I get offended by people calling me a bitch, a child, stupid, etc has not come yet. I don’t even know you, the chances that I would actually meet you in this lifetime is practically zilch. Will your opinion of me makes me less of a person? Does it affect my abilities to do thing? It doesn’t. Plain and simple. I care about opinion from people I know, not from people I don’t know. periodt.
But if it makes you, some stranger on the other side of this screen, happy to think of me like that, go ahead. It doesn’t change anything over at my end. So whatever.
Obviously, people are affected by hate speech, mails. Just look at the sleuth of celebrities suicides. I’m still so sad about Haruma Miura. R.I.P
I’m affected by it too, sorta… but in a different sort of way. I received way too many in what I consider stupid and lazy emails and DMs. You know, FROM those entitled type where they expect you to just serve it to them answers and such without bothering to take a few extra minutes to look around.
I already prepare everything on the website, a few clicks and you get your answers. Not hard. That is my honest thought. But when people that are so lazy they don’t even bother, well, I hate those. So those makes me angry, arbitarily.
In hindsight, I should apply my DGAF to those mails too… (its very hard to ignore stupidity though… siiiiigh)
Back to the email, again, I have read it about 5x now, I reckon. Seriously, just imagining the sender thinking she is being clever about it just cracks me the hell up. All the insults are so funny to me! playground insults lol
She was even like, I’m in nursing and do 3-4 chapters a week. Uhh, before my hand crap itself, I was also doing something similar, I was doing 15-18 chapters a month. So what? Are we in some sort of competition????
I also screenshot the mail to Velo. Gotta share the Lols and this is what i said in discord after sharing it.
To the sender, thank you for the comedy gold today. I feel really genki right now, I’m really in some sort good mood thanks to your mail. I’m sorry your intention to piss me off / make me cry / idk what is it/ backfired though.
One thing I would like to make clear, I phrase the warnings the way I do on the website and such is because I am really fed up of those dumb mails I commented about above. Phrasing it nicely never works, so it has spiral to this kind of situation where I’m like, you offer help or stfu. Referring back to previous post, I REALLY, REALLY HATE RECEIVING LAZY MAILS OF ‘WHEN.’
I hope is the last last last and final time I wrote about this issue. Goddammit.
Hoshi to Tabisuru
I feel like, oneshots these days are a very rare thing. Good ones, that is. Too good, it lead to serialisation, too bad, is just well, bad, not worth it. So when they are too good sometimes, I’m wary to pick it up because it’s gonna keep spawning.
I first saw this oneshot from those manga preview site. The cover is really pretty and the captions just sort of indicate some kind of sad wistfulness. This oneshot reminds me of another oneshot that I did about weird incurable disease.
The dialogue in one of the pages upsets Rev, (our part-time proofreader), he commented about why people are so cruel to our Male MC. I think that page reflects very well the turbulent times right now, where we get singled out for being different or being the minority.
In the end, it is a story about hope. 2020 has been a really trash year so far, the only good thing going for 2020 is PENTAGON COME BACK 12TH OCTOBER!!!
While I feel light today, let’s have a deep song to go with this post <3