[personal profile] torachan

Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 4 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: A second date with Kawada-san.

Chapter 10: Before Sunrise

And this brings us to the end of another volume, so here's a full volume download for those who want it.

~He is a madman.

Oct. 24th, 2016 09:52 am
[personal profile] zarla
I'm going up to Moro's for the next week, so I'd say you won't hear much from me but I already don't post here a lot, so...
I'll be bringing a laptop with me though, so maybe I can keep up with correspondence, and my tablet in case I feel like drawing. I technically have enough stuff to queue all the way through the week on Tumblr, but I'm holding off on that instead for when I get back. I'm thinking maybe a week off to try and relax might be helpful, but I'll probably end up drawing anyway, provided I can get it to work. More so it means that when I get back I won't have to worry about jumping right in the saddle again so to speak.

I'm working on a skelecostume for Halloween but it's not done yet. Maybe I'll post pictures of it when I get back.

Oct. 24th, 2016 10:33 am
[personal profile] the_rck
I woke this morning with a headache. I took Amerge, and that helped a little. A cold pack helped, too, but I wasn’t able to get back to sleep. I’ve eaten a bit and had a good bit of water and my morning tea.

My right hand is hurting a lot, so I’m wearing a brace which makes a lot of things difficult but helps with reminding me not to do things that will make it worse. I realized yesterday evening that I really needed the brace when my hand almost gave out while I was helping to clear the table at Scott’s parents’ house.

Scott and Cordelia got flu shots yesterday, and Scott finally got a shingles vaccination. I asked the pharmacist to see whether or not Aetna would cover it even though the woman I talked to in March said they wouldn’t cover it at a pharmacy, only at a clinic. Aetna approved the vaccination immediately and without a copay, so Scott got it done.

Scott is working his way through The Wheel of Time now. We’re getting the books on CD from the library. Book four in the series is huge— 34 discs. Scott is sufficiently hooked not to want to listen to other things between volumes. It’s been long enough since I read the part of the series that I read that I’m planning to listen to the books too. I’ve just got so very many audiobooks on my laptop at the moment, though, that finishing any of them seems daunting. Right now, I’m listening to The Wolves of Willoughby Chase which is a book I haven’t reread in at least twenty years.

We spent about three hours at Scott’s parents’ place last evening. Scott’s sister and her family arrived after we did because our niece had to work until 5:00. She was working at a local cider mill, so Scott joked about her working for the enemy. He actually had made the bottle that held the cider that our niece had brought with her. Our nephew wasn’t there. He was away on some sort of trip. His parents did tell us that the only step left for him to achieve Eagle Scout is his scoutmaster doing some paperwork.

Daily Happiness

Oct. 24th, 2016 01:49 am
[personal profile] torachan
1. I hired two new stockers today, which if they work out will bring us up to having a full crew again, so I really hope they work out, because I'm so tired of how many changes in employees we've had lately.

2. It rained a couple times today! And there's a chance of rain for the next few days, too.

3. There was a curry demo at work today and all day I was smelling it and it smelled so good, so I made curry when I got home tonight and it was delicious and now we have tons of leftovers. :D

4. Chloe just loves playing with this pen!

[personal profile] umadoshi
Fannish/Geeky Things

Toby Daye fans! Priscilla Spencer, who did the map of the Kingdoms of the Westlands for the newest book, is selling copies here.

"The Extended Ghostbusters Cut Fixes the Film's Biggest Plot Hole". [io9]

"The United Federation of 'hold my beer, I got this'" compiles a bunch of marvelous Star Trek Tumblr headcanon about humans and humans' relations with other species.

"Hot Topic's New DC-Based Jackets Look Sort of Great". (To be honest, I only particularly like the Supergirl hoodie, but it's adorable.)

"Wonder Woman, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Princess Leia Have the Same Birthday Because Obviously They Do". [Tor.com]

Social Justice (all from The Establishment)

"What Is The Role Of Autism in Art?" [Sarah Kurchak writes about The Accountant] "Neurotypical reviewers—whose expertise ranges from having an autistic child to talking to the parent of an autistic child to having interacted with an autistic person at some point—are taking it upon themselves to decide what is and isn’t realistic and/or offensive about the film’s portrayal of autism. Outside of a few allies amplifying our views on Twitter, every single thing about The Accountant has been by and for neurotypicals, as if we don’t also go to movies, write about movies, and maybe even write our own movies—as though we can’t watch, read, and listen to what the rest of you are saying and thinking about us."

"The Disturbing Science Behind Subconscious Gender Bias".

"What Being A Phone Sex Operator Taught Me About Sexism And Racism".

"The Remarkable Privilege Of Running".

"Not Like Other Girls: Reflections On Hair And Queer Identity".

"Why I’m Scared Of White Women".

Cute Stuff

Via [livejournal.com profile] lnhammer, "15+ Tiny Animals In Tiny Sweaters That Will Make You Go Aww".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] jimhines, "15+ Unbearably Cute Sloth Pics To Celebrate The International Sloth Day".

Also via [dreamwidth.org profile] jimhines, "24 Cats That Have Failed Adorably".

"Shop Cats: Photographer captures charming felines living in Hong Kong's shops".

"Photographer captures what kittens look like mid-pounce".

Back in print!

Oct. 23rd, 2016 11:10 am
[personal profile] james_davis_nicoll

available for free download here.

Originally published with this cover: Dorothy wanted something more like a Nazgûl.

Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:40 am
[personal profile] the_rck
A book I thought I could renew suddenly has a hold on it. All copies are checked out, so the one I have that’s due today is actually needed. I might be able to finish the dratted thing, but I’m not sure I will. I’ve only got fifteen minutes left to watch on a DVD that’s due today, so I probably will finish that before we go to the library.

We have to make that trip earlier than we normally would because Scott’s parents are expecting us mid-afternoon. Scott’s sister’s birthday is this week, so this is to celebrate that. We need to fit in flu shots before we go, too. Scott wanted to do those yesterday, but Cordelia asked for a day’s notice, and we only told her yesterday.

We ended up going to IHOP for dinner last night. I had pumpkin spice pancakes and turkey bacon (I didn’t dare go with regular bacon at that time of night because of reflux issues). I know I shouldn’t have because of the blood sugar issues, but this is something we do once every three or four months, and I’m not quite ready to give it up. We tend not to go to IHOP weekend mornings because the wait is always more than half an hour. When we go in the evening, there’s no wait, and we get our food in under ten minutes.

My hands have been cramping, and I can’t figure out why. I haven’t been doing anything new or different. On both hands, it’s the bit between the base of my thumb and my wrist. It’s more my right hand than my left, I think, but that may be because I use my right hand for more things and so notice it more.

I need to try sock glue again because, if I can’t use it, most of my socks are useless. Knee socks were okay when I wore stretch pants under a dress because the pants held up the socks. I’m now wearing loose pants, so the knee socks end up bunched under the arches of my feet after about two minutes of walking around. They’re not terrible if I stay in the house and only walk to the bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom, but if I walk to Cordelia’s school, I have to pull them up three times on the way there.

The difficulty is that I have lots of knee socks and lots of ankle socks and only about three pairs of intermediate length. I paid $8-$10 for each pair of knee socks, too, so I’d like to wear them out. Also, they’re pretty. I don’t think I’ll try sock glue today, given that we’ll be away from home for hours, but tomorrow is definitely an option.

There’s something else I was planning to try tomorrow, and now I can’t remember what it was. I just remember that it’s something I was worried might give me physiological problems and didn’t want to try on a day when we’ll be in the car a lot. Oh, I know! Scott bought some Mio, and I looked at the ingredients and didn’t see anything that I know I can’t have, so I thought I’d try it because, if my body’s okay with it (and if I like it), it would give me some options for drinking something that tastes different.


Oct. 23rd, 2016 10:28 am
[personal profile] james_davis_nicoll
My work shirt was already the colour of blood!

#wellthatbledmorethatiexpected #ieventuallyboughtbandaids

Daily Happiness

Oct. 23rd, 2016 01:51 am
[personal profile] torachan
1. It was really busy at work today and sales were high.

2. The weather has really cooled down a lot, yay.

3. I managed to get a little translating done tonight after work.

4. Molly looks so sweet and kittenish in this picture.

[personal profile] umadoshi
All else about The Vampire Diaries aside (and if I have anything else to say it'll be inherently spoilery, so it's not going in this post), I remain both amused and grumpy that Allison Scagliotti is playing a character named Georgie. The universe is fucking with me, y'all.

Dewey's Readathon is going on this weekend. I've never participated and probably never will, since AFAIK it's always in October and April, when I'm either at Casual Job or trying to pack in as much freelance work as possible before work starts up for the fall. (A Twitter acquaintance has pretty much literally just sat down with Deadline as part of the readathon. *wriggles*)

This weekend involves a lot of work, as all weekends during Casual Job do, but tomorrow night is Ghostbusters (extended edition) night at Chez Ginny-and-Kas, and I am veryvery excited. I believe Chinese takeout will be involved. (Here: "This Video of Kate McKinnon's Ghostbusters Outtakes Is the Lone Bright Spot of 2016". [io9])

(We'll have to have another viewing sometime soonish, too, because a couple of local friends who still haven't seen the movie at all aren't able to make it tomorrow. But I've had the Blu-ray since release week and it's burning a metaphorical hole in my bookcase.)

The Logan trailer dropped a few days ago, and I don't know what to do with myself. I think the kindest thing I had to say about the first Wolverine movie was "well, it was better than X-Men 3" (possibly the single most-loathed movie of my life; I saw it opening weekend in theatres, haven't seen it since, and am still furious at what an unfathomable, horrific embarrassment it was), and the second Wolverine movie had its moments but annoyed me in places and overall I didn't bond.

So having FEELINGS about this trailer is very, very weird for me. I don't understand. Found-family bonding! Wolverine being (as I am FAR from the first to say) the best he is at what he does, that being MENTORING BADASS YOUNG GIRLS in a non-creepy, supportive capacity! And despite my mixed-to-negative feelings on Wolvie's solo movies (and the fact that I never bonded with the character all that much in the comics), I've always love Hugh Jackman's performance.

So. I'm excited for a Wolverine movie. That is a thing that's happening.

I hope I don't regret it too much.

I haven't delved into what info may be out there about the context; I haven't seen Apocalypse yet (!), and don't know how Logan connects to the original movie timeline or the altered one or anything. And while I do know who the girl in the trailer is, I've never read any of the comics that include her. (Before this week, I knew a character with that code name existed. I now know exactly as much as is contained in this io9 article.)

(Sidenote: Johnny Cash's "Hurt" cover? A+ music choice, IMO.)

Claudia's Ceiling Adventure

Oct. 22nd, 2016 11:11 pm
[personal profile] umadoshi
Not that long before midnight last night, while I was talking to [twitter.com profile] xicanti about some key events from the last three seasons of The Vampire Diaries (in preparation for my watching the season 8 premiere tonight [ETA: since it's been about three years since I stopped watching, to be clear]), [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose came to my office to tell me we had a problem:

Claudia had been on top of a bookcase in his office that was about a foot below one of the several ceiling holes throughout the house (there's been a lot of rewiring over the years, and patching the holes has just never been much of a priority), and then she'd leaped up into the ceiling and disappeared.


(This after months of Claud showing interest in the ceiling hole in my office and getting held up so she could peer into the one by the light switch, and my vague worries about the largest hole in the house, semi-above the kitchen island. For some reason the hole she finally vanished into never occurred to us as a problem. *so much facepalm*)

I'm not entirely clear on how long it took us to get her down. We tried summoning her with treats and the noise of a crinklepuff toy and cracking open a can of food, and she sometimes came back to the hole she'd gone into, and other times peered down in the garage, but she seemed to be happy as a clam up there. We focused on a garage hole, since it was the largest one in the ground-level ceiling, and eventually [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose was able to get hold of her after we tried opening the can of food.

Except then she freaked out and tried to flee deeper into the ceiling. And she's an escape artist, so she slid right out of his grip, and he caught her by a hind leg before she could quite disappear, and then he had to get as far into the ceiling space as possible to slowly drag her out. Emphasis on SLOWLY, because she was terrified and wriggling and latching onto everything she could with her front claws, and [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose was balanced semi-precariously up off the floor while all this was going on. O_O

He did finally get her down (as you might guess from the fact that this post isn't incoherent textual shrieking). Over her protests and lashing tail, we brushed her a little and wiped her paws (and rubbed a damp cloth over her) in case anything nasty had gotten on her, and she ate a hefty portion of the food we'd opened, and accepted some treats. She's fine.

Through all of that, even when [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose was pulling her down and she was scared and unhappy, she didn't leave him with a single scratch; the same was true when I was toting her upstairs and getting thwacked repeatedly with a very anxious (and grumpy) tail.

She was much less happy to find that [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose kept the door of his office closed until after he went to the market today, and that he immediately sealed up that ceiling hole and several others; as soon as he opened the office back up she bolted in there and stared up at where "her" hole had been with great annoyance. She clearly made no connection between her grand adventure and its distressing conclusion.

Oh, my most excellent, overly-intrepid kitty.
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Posted by Erin Ptah

The Onion: “Saying he hoped the Republican nominee could clear up the matter for American voters, moderator Anderson Cooper reportedly began the second presidential debate Sunday night by giving Donald Trump the opportunity to explain exactly what the fuck is wrong with him.”

A secret history of the truth about Hillary Clinton. (1980: “In consultation with the team of Illuminati, demons and robo-Hitlers who have been supervising Hillary Clinton’s progress thus far, her robotic shell is replaced with another, different one that does not wear glasses and is blonder. The people of Arkansas consider this an improvement, although they complain about its inability to bake.”)

The best of #TrumpBookReport. (“It took Low Energy Harry Potter 7 books to defeat Voldermort. Sad! I would have beat him in the first book!”)

Meanwhile, in Real News That Sounds Like A Joke:

“On Wednesday, Congress was so determined to pass a law to sue Saudi Arabia that it overrode President Barack Obama’s veto. But possible backlash against America had top Republican leaders looking for someone else to blame [September 30]. And they appear to have settled on Obama.”

A Trump-vs-Clinton history matchup, comparing what the two were doing in various years.

Video after Pence’s showing at the VP debate: “Trump never said that” intercut with times when Trump said that.

Filed under: News Roundup Tagged: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, lol, Politics, The Onion
[personal profile] sailorptah
The Onion: "Saying he hoped the Republican nominee could clear up the matter for American voters, moderator Anderson Cooper reportedly began the second presidential debate Sunday night by giving Donald Trump the opportunity to explain exactly what the fuck is wrong with him."

A secret history of the truth about Hillary Clinton. (1980: "In consultation with the team of Illuminati, demons and robo-Hitlers who have been supervising Hillary Clinton’s progress thus far, her robotic shell is replaced with another, different one that does not wear glasses and is blonder. The people of Arkansas consider this an improvement, although they complain about its inability to bake.")

The best of #TrumpBookReport. ("It took Low Energy Harry Potter 7 books to defeat Voldermort. Sad! I would have beat him in the first book!")

Meanwhile, in Real News That Sounds Like A Joke:

"On Wednesday, Congress was so determined to pass a law to sue Saudi Arabia that it overrode President Barack Obama’s veto. But possible backlash against America had top Republican leaders looking for someone else to blame [September 30]. And they appear to have settled on Obama."

A Trump-vs-Clinton history matchup, comparing what the two were doing in various years.

Video after Pence's showing at the VP debate: "Trump never said that" intercut with times when Trump said that.

Oct. 22nd, 2016 08:26 pm
[personal profile] the_rck
In the last two days, I have written 1500 words on something that is neither my Yuletide assignment nor my UCon game. Why on earth am I letting myself do that? I need to write about 5000 words on the game, maybe more than that but certainly not less, and the fic I have in mind for Yuletide will by no means be small.

I just need to finish the game, so that I can start the Yuletide story.

The last time I was writing a game, I set myself a daily goal and just didn’t go to bed until I had managed it. I don’t think, under current circumstances, that that’s a viable option.

Oct. 22nd, 2016 02:45 pm
[personal profile] the_rck
Drat. I have no idea what to do for a sweetener. I can’t have sucralose or aspartame or sugar alcohols. Now, I’m discovering that stevia has issues because I have problems with the bulking agents added to it in processing. Whole Foods adds maltodextrin which is actually high glycemic which defeats the purpose of using stevia (I only found that out a few days ago. I’d think the nutritionist might have warned me). Sweetleaf brand adds inulin which is fine glycemically but seems to give me gas and diarrhea even in quite small quantities (a single packet). All of the other brands I can find add sugar alcohols which give me worse issues than inulin seems to.

Oh, and apparently one’s not supposed to have processed inulin if one has a ragweed allergy because it’s usually processed from plants closely related to ragweed (chicory, mostly).

On the plus side, the problems from the Sweetleaf stevia mix have completely stopped the problems I had from Zoloft. Um… Yea?

Oct. 22nd, 2016 11:18 am
[personal profile] meganbmoore
I'm at my parents' and Fox News and it's on mute but Donald Trump is making a speech and I can still see him waving his hands around out of the corner of my eye and there's helpful text to tell me what garbage he's spewing. (I mean, they probably just broke out the same text as his last speech. Same stuff.)

Oct. 22nd, 2016 12:04 pm
[personal profile] the_rck
Yesterday, I mostly did household chores. I ran and unloaded the dishwasher. I did three loads of laundry. I changed the sheets. That pretty much did me in.

Oh, I also took out the trash and replaced the bag. Then Scott threw out some spoiled broccoli that smelled so terrible that we had to put the bin on the back porch or all be driven completely out of the house. Usually, he leaves things like that, in the sealed container, on the counter so that I can have the pleasure of emptying them after they’ve sat at room temperature for a couple of days. I have no idea why he changed procedure this time.

Cordelia had three friends over to watch a movie. One of the friends talked non-stop and then kept complaining that she’d lost track of what was going on in the movie. The other girls would then pause the movie and explain. I think they spent as much time doing that as they did watching the movie. Castle in the Sky/Laputa is not all that complicated, IMO.

We got cheese pizza for Cordelia and two of the three friends. The third is vegan and said she would eat before coming but ended up not doing that. We got her bread sticks, asking Cottage Inn to leave off the cheese and butter they normally put on, and we put out grapes and almonds in addition to the chips and popcorn. Nobody touched the grapes or the almonds, so I don’t think the vegan girl got a particularly balanced dinner.

I read enough of a library book that can’t be renewed to realize that I didn’t care if I finished it or not. It had a lot of things going on and was aiming for being funny, but nothing in it ever connected with me. I’ve got two graphic novels that I’m halfway through that are due tomorrow. I’d like to finish at least one of them.

I have realized, though, that one of my problems with reading and watching things is that I flinch and can’t go on when I realize I’m at the point where things are going to go wrong in order to kick off the plot. I’m not sure what to do about that.

I think we’re going to have thermostat wars this winter. I’m finding 73F a little too warm while Cordelia’s finding it cold. We certainly won’t go higher (for budgetary reasons), but Cordelia’s going to be unhappy if I tweak things lower during the day. I suppose we could do some complicated programming so that it gets warm while Cordelia’s getting ready for school (we keep it in the low 60s over night), cools off for me right after, and then gets warm again when she gets home.

Today, we need to get flu shots for Scott and Cordelia and deal with a mountain of dishes (Scott baked two different types of meat last night. Those pans are nasty). I need to corner Scott for help with number crunching for the Amber diceless game. I put my character notes for that in Gdocs, and he’s been reading and commenting.

Yes excellent

Oct. 22nd, 2016 04:30 pm
[personal profile] rydra_wong
Via [personal profile] sovay: here is a gif of Miriam Hopkins kissing Fredric March and Gary Cooper at the end of Design for Living.

In case anyone might need it for Tumbling purposes, or find it useful to have a taster to indicate whether this film would be relevant to their interests.

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