Songs of the Bards

Sometimes I get arbitrarily annoyed with Tokyopop even though I know it doesn’t technically exist anymore, and it’s all because when I was 10 I accompanied my mom to Japan to attend her old host brother’s wedding, and I managed to wheedle my mom into buying me volumes 1-6 of Cardcaptor Sakura. I’d just been so excited to be in a bookstore in a foreign country and being able to read this cool comic! Because those six books were bilingual, so I could read it AND my mom could teach my some of the Japanese in it too. How awesome is that?
And so about a year ago I tried to look for volumes 7-12 so I could finally finish reading the series, only to find out that the company that had been producing them stopped after book 6 because Tokyopop was going to translate them into english, so why not just let them do it?
So Tokyopop releases these books with what I consider to be awful translations, and my awesome bilingual set will never be completed and I’m stuck with Tokyopop’s shoddy work instead.
URRRGH it just really steams me.
Why Tokyopop. Why did you do this to me.

Here, have a nearly-complete WIP of what is probably my favorite panel of my favorite page so far!Also I am about ready to scream, noir-style shadows will be the death of me, thank god not every page will be like this.

Here, have a nearly-complete WIP of what is probably my favorite panel of my favorite page so far!
Also I am about ready to scream, noir-style shadows will be the death of me, thank god not every page will be like this.

Okay so does everyone remember that one post about middleschooler Narumi Detective Agency trio running the Agency out of a treehouse? Yes? Good because I may or may not be making a comic out of it.

Okay so does everyone remember that one post about middleschooler Narumi Detective Agency trio running the Agency out of a treehouse? Yes? Good because I may or may not be making a comic out of it.

Random ranting about shitty families, sorry, just ignore it I just needed to get it out.

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Why can’t I choose the way the pictures I upload are shown? I used to be able to choose from a series of layouts, but I can’t see how to do that now?

Because honestly I hate having my photos stretch the dash, it’s really quite rude!

Yes hello I’d like to introduce you to the dragons I affectionately refer to as my “Kamen Rider Shame set”.
I am now working on a set of all the Sonozaki family too.
Lord help me.

Here’s a terrible phone cam picture of a treehouse I designed for a thing I’m doing. Yes the perspective is off in some places. Probably it couldn’t exist in reality. It’s a darned good thing I’m not an architect then, huh!

Here’s a terrible phone cam picture of a treehouse I designed for a thing I’m doing. Yes the perspective is off in some places. Probably it couldn’t exist in reality. It’s a darned good thing I’m not an architect then, huh!

So apparently because I didn’t offer to drop out of college to support the family by getting a job and living at home, I’m a selfish bitch.
That’s real nice.

So, on this night of nights I finally got my younger sister to finish watching Kamen Rider W!!
We hooked up my computer to the TV and marathoned the last five episodes, since I felt like those 5 have to be watched consecutively because otherwise it’s torture between each episode.
I am only a little embarrassed to admit that I cried as hard as she did even though I knew what was coming.
She went off to bed still wailing, “IT’S OKAY, I’LL BE FINE, I’M JUST GOING TO CRY MYSELF TO SLEEP, GOODNIGHT.”
So, all in all, a roaring success, I think!!

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surrounded-by-the-dead:

The rain has moved on
And left a new day
Nothing seems to move everything is still
It’s just a perfect day

The shadows and light
That move with the wind
Hidden violets grow splashed with summer spray
Just another perfect day

On the wild and misty hillside
Fear is nature’s warning
Hunger here is never far away

And all of this world
Is for children who play
Days that never end 
always should remain
Another perfect day