Jun. 9th, 2011 11:39 pm
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Just a quick update to say: I'm not dead, and I am planning on doing more novel translations. Life has pretty much steamroller'd me on many different levels, and I just haven't found the time or energy to do it lately. But, I promise that as soon as I find that energy I will work on them again, I haven't given up :3

I also need to extend an apology to the various people I keep in contact with outside of LJ :c I really do love you guys, and I'm sorry that I haven't been replying/commenting/msn'ing/skyping like I want to. As I said, steamroller'd. 

Buuut! In case I didn't mention, the amazingly lovely [livejournal.com profile] ucco sent me Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Vol 2: Best Friends for my birthday! :D :D I am halfway through the bios for that book, and I plan to get that up before I keep working on the first BBS novel~ I just hate those freaking bios. For now though, have some info on the book itself:

I found a nice scan of the cover here! The colours are actually a lot softer in real life, though. Aquaaaa~ so cuuute X3 Unlike the boring sparkles on the back of the first book, this one has a weird picture of Lea and Isa, which I have taken a bad webcam shot of (and a closeup of Isa cause he is fabulous) for you, since I sadly don't have a scanner here :C (I sacrificed a boring white box with the barcode and stuff, if you're wondering about the dimensions, lol)

Apart from that, same as the first volume, there are also no extra illustrations by Amano Shiro in this book, just seven full colour bio pages with renders of most of the characters in the game. I already knew it wouldn't cause he said so and apologised about it on his blog in like March, but I was still kind of sad  :c Oh well, poor guy seems to have a lot on his plate. Haha, he also answered a reader question about whether he and Kanemaki are friends; he says just like she wrote in the Afterword, they keep making and having to scrap plans to meet 8D;

Hope you guys are all doing well ♥ 

Date: 2011-06-09 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowncomposer.livejournal.com
No worries on updating! ^^ Just work on them when you can; there's no rush. (I love summer break. <3)

Ooh, you already have #2? :D I'm excited already! ^^ Hasn't 3 come out as well?

Date: 2011-06-13 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
Aww thank you! Ahaha, it's winter here in the southern hemisphere ;A;

And yes I think it has! Oh man, I have to get my ass into gear 8D;

Date: 2011-06-13 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowncomposer.livejournal.com
Whoops! Duh, I should have realized that sooner. :P It's so odd to imagine that half of the world is in winter right now... I'm getting cold thinking about it! (I'll trade you. 96 F degree heat daily gets old real quick.) :P

Date: 2011-06-13 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
Haha that's ok! Sometimes I think I hate winter (dry skin, cold, wet) but when summer rolls around I bet I'll feel just like you @__@

Date: 2011-06-14 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowncomposer.livejournal.com
Re:Coded was confirmed as a novel! :D I'm excited, even though I really couldn't stand that game...O.o

Date: 2011-06-15 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
I saw actually!! I thought the game was fun 8D But I also thought the plot was a bit weirdly executed and had a lot of ass pulls. Maybe the novels will feel more cohesive?

Can't wait to see the cover, I hope it has Mickey~

Date: 2011-06-15 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowncomposer.livejournal.com
Gameplay was actually pretty good, but it was the story that killed me. It's sad to see the day when KH pulls out a game fully for its cash cow-ness. D: I got nothing at all from that game, other than the fact that it is indeed possible to put in 124 hours (and counting) on collecting avatar parts for an avatar that is basically useless. -.-;

Yep, I have high hopes for the novel. Perhaps the author can salvage something of the mess? And I fully expect Org XIII coat-wearing Riku to appear on the cover, or the author's gonna get a letter written via Google translate. DX

Date: 2011-06-16 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
Because I was playing with my brother mucking around we just made fun of the plot and so I don't really have bad memories, just fun ones XD BUT my a friend of mine loved the game, and he posted a lot of essays and impressions on it that changed my mind about some of the things I misunderstood. You can take a gander here if you like~ I still maintain it wasn't executed very well though -__-;

Wellll I personally thought Days had an even worse plot, and she wrote the story for that game, so who knows...! Her other novelisations have been pretty good though.

Hehe, that would be awesome *A*

Date: 2011-06-16 12:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crowncomposer.livejournal.com
Ooh, I'll be sure to take a look. :D I always love reading KH essays/thoughts/theories by fans; there's so much to talk about. :D

I thought Days was pretty good (except for Roxas. How could he go almost an entire year before finally growing a pair? DX He was cute at first, but the "Let's be stupid and pretend that everyone loves everyone for who they REALLY are" wore off real fast. -.-). The novelisation was...lacking in certain areas, but not undreadable *shrugs* (your translation was top-notch, as always).

Date: 2011-06-10 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thisisaudo.livejournal.com
in my head canon he keeps cancelling kanemaki because he saw a what a mess of days she made.


Date: 2011-06-13 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
I think everyone thinks this

I bet she's all

and he's like



/bitter forever

Thank youuuuuu and welllllcoommme backkkk!!

Date: 2011-06-10 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catmaster0116.livejournal.com
Great to have you backk!!
Life has taken a big chunk outta me too (at least this semester has >.>) It makes me happy to know that you already have book 2!! とっても嬉しいです!! (This hype exceeds E3 2011 for me haha since KH wasn't announced this year)

Aqua does look cute in this one ~ ♥♥♥♥

Have you seen book 3 cover? *spoilers* <http://images.wikia.com/kingdomhearts/images/3/34/l.jpg>

All the besttttt!! がんばって!! ありがとうございます

Re: Thank youuuuuu and welllllcoommme backkkk!!

Date: 2011-06-13 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
♥♥♥♥ *A*/

Thank you!! 私も嬉しいですね!早く訳し始めたいのに、勉強は邪魔になってしまいました ;A;

I had seen it! It looks so sad and... pastely, lol


Date: 2011-06-14 02:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aura-wings12.livejournal.com


Date: 2011-06-15 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
Eeeeee you too ;A;


Date: 2011-06-17 03:28 pm (UTC)
way2dawn: Riku smiling on the Dark Beach (Sora/*flail*)
From: [personal profile] way2dawn
Ahhh I totally didn't see this entry! I guess we both got a little steamrollered, huh? D: Hope you're doing okay *hug*

The cover looks so cute, tho.

Date: 2011-06-26 11:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
I'm good! I'll try to remember: the worse you feel in the middle, the better you feel at the end! And I hope you're feeling less steamrollered D: ♥♥

It is! I really like the BBS novel covers, not as much as the KH2 ones, but definitely more than the Days ones.

Ooh, that new icon is so pretty :)

Date: 2011-06-26 05:40 pm (UTC)
way2dawn: Riku smiling on the Dark Beach (RikuKairi/but she don't flow to me)
From: [personal profile] way2dawn
That is a good thing to remember; I think I should remember it too, sometimes. But I'm feeling better! And it seems like you are too *hughug*

I just looked up the third one, which is kind depressing, but I definitely like the first two. And I like the back with Lea and Isa, but I couldn't find the back of Vol. 3.

Re: Ooh, that new icon is so pretty :)

Date: 2011-06-27 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com

It is depressing :c But I like what he did with the colours. Idk, the KH2 novel covers just look so much more detailed and clean, like he put more effort in. And I will post the back when I get a copy in the future o3o ♥

Re: Ooh, that new icon is so pretty :)

Date: 2011-06-29 02:15 pm (UTC)
way2dawn: Riku smiling on the Dark Beach (Roxas/tough decision)
From: [personal profile] way2dawn
Terranort's pants are too big for details *shot* Well, he didn't draw the individual characters in the bios, right? So maybe he didn't have as much time as when he was working on the KH2 stuff?

Re: Ooh, that new icon is so pretty :)

Date: 2011-07-02 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gold-panner.livejournal.com
Ahahaha!! Idk, shouldn't it be the other way around...? In the BBS novels, so far he hasn't drawn any new illustrations apart from the covers. But in the KH2 novels, he drew illustrations scattered throughout the book (which were re-used for the bio pages) plus the cover. And yet the KH2 covers are more detailed. Whooo knows, maybe it's just he has more projects going on these days?

I am working on BBS again right now actually~


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