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Look what came in the mail today! My Gray-sama FT Mag! ^0^

It’s so much smaller than what I thought it would be. For some reason I was picturing it to be the size of the weekly manga magazines, but it’s actually about the size of the official manga volume releases, but much thinner. Anyway, it looks great, and for all my fellow Gruvians out there, I found a few more appearances of Juvia hee!

I’m not sure what it says of course, but I guess the first pic talks a bit about Juvia’s first meeting with Gray where he started stripping, and his stripping problems in general, if the other pictures are any indication lol!

The second one is likely about the Gruvion love triangle. ^-^

The last one doesn’t have anything to do with Gray probably, because this section was part of a three page feature that looks to just be generally FT-related.

I sent melllllly a message about translating these sections, so hopefully she can. If not, then maybe thefairystales will get to them soon. In any case, it’s nice to have the mag itself, and I’ll definitely be getting Juvia’s too if/when it comes out. ^-^

Also, getting Lucy and Plue’s stickers included makes me a little sad that I wont be able to get the Gruvia ones that will be coming with Erza’s volume (I can’t justify buying the whole volume/DVD just for Gruvia stickers ^^; ). 


Celebrate the holiday weekend with adventure on your public lands! #mypubliclandsroadtrip

The 84 mile Green River trip from Sand Wash to Swasey’s Rapids in Utah offers outstanding scenery, interesting geologic formations, evidence of prehistoric and historic human activity, and amazing whitewater opportunities.  The average trip length for private boaters is 6 to 7 days. A permit, available on, is required year round for floating the Desolation Gray Canyons section of the Green River featured here. (Photos by Chad Douglas, BLM)    

Experience the river virtually in this Desolation Gray Canyons video.

The text in Gray's Love Section

Major thanks to BluecChuii for the scan:

Here’s the Japanese text in Gray’s “Love” section that I found on 2ch:





お互い “気の置けない仲間” といったところか。 





It essentially translates (VERY roughly) to:

As was said by GeminiGray, he is interested in Lucy’s looks, but there hasn’t been any progress on that front, and they are just friends/Lucy is someone easy to get along with/talk to.

While with Juvia, it says “he’s often harsh towards her, but he also sometimes says gentle things like "I’m here with you” and sometimes he holds her hand. Does he just think of her as a friend, or…!?“

Like I said, this is a a VERY rough translation, and there are far better people working on what is really being said, so I suggest we all just wait patiently to read what is really going on. But, it does seem like they are clearly stating Gray and Lucy are friends, while simultaneously hinting that Gray and Juvia have something more going on.

Honestly, after being worried that gray’s profile would feature a ton of other girls just to tease his love life, this is beyond awesome as a Gruvia fan. They are hardly being subtle here with the Gruvia tease to say the least lol!

Also, I can’t wait until the "relationship” portion is also translated, because they used that Gruvia cover to represent Gray’s close relationships (With Natsu and Juvia having the biggest/most prominent pics obviously), and there’s a couple of “!?” and some trailing off there too for Juvia’s section lol!


Rotten Fall Mega Book Giveaway

This fall is rotten. I have books to give away. Please follow these instructions if you would like a free book. 

Email me at roxane at roxanegay dot com with the title of the book you want (ONE per person),  your name (the name to which your mail is directed), and your mailing address. US RESIDENTS ONLY.

That’s it. Please don’t say, “Surprise me,” or “You choose,” because I would rather not. You must pick a book if you want one. No postage is needed. Refresh to see what is still available. I will try to keep up. It will likely be a few weeks before you receive your book. 

#Newsfail Jami Kilstein & Allison Kilkenny
18% Gray Zachary Karabashliev 
3 Sections Seshadri 
A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James 
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing Eimear McBride 
A Sudden Light Garth Stein 
A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea Dina Nayeri 
Abide With Me Sabin Willett 
Above Us Only Sky Michele Young-Stone 
Against Football Steve Almond 
All My Puny Sorrows Toews 
American Whiskey Bar Michael Turner 
An African Affair Nina Darnton 
Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky Nahm 
Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence Levinson 
Bettyville George Hodgman  
Between the Thorns Emma Newman 
Brewster Mark Slouka 
Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones Paul Trynka 
By the Night the Mountain Burns Juan Toma’s Avila Laurel 
City Beasts Mark Kurlansky 
Dark-Sky Society Hopper

Darling, You Cant Do Both Janet Kestin 
Demigods on Speedway Sheehan 
Down the Shore Stan Parish 
Duplex Kathryn Davis 
Elegy on Kinderklavier Arna Bontemps Hemenway 
Endangered Jean Love Cush 
Esperanza Street Niyati Keni 
Etta and Otto and Russell and James Emma Hooper 
Falcons on the Floor Justing Sirois 
Familiar J. Robert Lennon
Faulty Predictions Karin Lin-Greenberg 
Fin & Lady Cathleen Schine 
Friendswood Rene’ Steinke 
Frog Music Emma Donoghue 
Funny Girl Nick Hornby 
Further Joy John Brandon 
God’ll Cut You Down John Safran 
Golden State Stephanie Kegan 
Gone Feral Novella Carpenter 
Good Morning, MR Mandela Zelda la Grange 
Green Girl kate Zambreno 
Gretel and the Dark Eliza Granville 
Gun Dealer’s Daughter Apostol 
H is for Hawk Helen Macdonals 
Helen of 86th Street and other stories Wendi Kaufman 
Hiding in the Weave Bayer 
Hieroglyphs: Stories and Visions for a Better Future Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer 
Hope Street, Jerusalem Irris Makler 
Hothouse Boris Kachka 
How to Build a Girl Caitlin Moran 
Hummingbirds Joshua Gaylord
I Am Radar Reif Larsen 
I Think Youre Totally Wrong: A Quarrel David Shields and Caleb Powell 
If I Fall, If I Die Michael Christie 
If You Knew Then What I know Now Ryan Van Meter 
In Case of Emergency Courtney Moreno 
In the Museum of Coming and Going Stott 
Into the Wild Jon Krakauer 
Invisible Hands Corinne Goria 
Lean In For Graduates Sheryl Sandberg 
Limber (Essays) Angela Pelster 
Love in Good Time Robson 
Luckiest Girl Alive Jessica Knoll 
Magic For Beginners Kelly Link 
Make it Ahead Ina Garten 
Maplecroft Cherie Priest 
Marine Park Mark Chiusano 
Mastery Robert Green 
Memory of Water Emmi Itaranta 
Migratory Animals Mary Helen Specht 
Moon Tide Dawn Clifton Tripp 
Motherlunge Kirsten Scott 
My Ideal Bookshelf Thessaly La Force 
Never Mind Miss Fox Olivia Glazebrook 
New York in the Fifties Dan Wakefield 
No One Else Can Have You Hale 
One for the Books Joe Queenan 
Panic in a Suitcase Yelena Akhtiorskaya 
Pictures of Houses with Water Damage Michael Hemmingson 
Possibilities Herbie Hancock w/ Lisa Dickey 
Powers of Two Joshua Wolf Shenk 
Prudence David Treuer 
Rainey Royal Dylan Landis 
Ready for a Brand New Beat Mark Kurlansky 
Reunion Hannah Pittard
Ripper Isabel Allende 
Searching for Zion Emily Raboteau 
Song of the Shank Jeffery Renard Allen 
Sparta Roxana Robinson 
Sweet Thunder Ivan Doig 
Sweetness #9 Stephan Eirik Clark 
Swimming to Ella Silvia Avallone 
Teacher Sylvia Ashton-Warner 
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel Farizan 
The Actress Amy Sohn 
The Alphabet of Birds SJ Naude' 
The Best Teen Writing of 2013 The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers 
The Big Lie Tanya Selvaratnam 
The Birds of Pandemonium Raffin 
The Book of Life Deborah Harkness 
The Book of Unknown American Christina Henriquez 
The Coldest Night Robert Olmstead 
The Damned Andrew Pyper 
The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair S.S. Taylor
The Free Willy Vlautin 
The Girl with All the Gifts M.R. Carey 
The Given World Marian Pala'a 
The Happiest People in the World Brock Clarke 
The High Divide Enger 
he Historian Elizabeth Kostova 
The History of Love Nicole Krauss 
The Home Pace Carrie La Seur 
The Invention of Exile Vanessa Manke 
The Knife Ross Ritchell 
The Magician’s Land Lev Grossman 
The Mathematicians Shiva Stuart Rokstaczer 
The Matiushin Case Oleg Pavlov 
The Movement of Stars Amy Brill 
The New Mind of the South Tracy Thompson 
The Office of Mercy Ariel Djanikian 
The Outcasts Kathleen Kent 
The Quantity Theory of Insanity Will Self 
The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell Klaber 
The Remedy for Love Bill Roorbach 
The Republic of Imagination Azar Nafisi 
The Search Geoff Dyer 
The Serenity Murders Mehmet Murat Somer 
The Skeleton Road Val McDermid 
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen 
The Tale of the Heike Royall Tyler 
The Third Son Julie Wu 
The Understory Pamela Erens 
The Undertaking Aurdrey Magee 
The Weight of a Human Heart Ryan O'Neill 
The World is a Carpet Anna Badken 
The Year my Mother Came Back Cohen 
This Cake is for the Party Sarah Selecky 
Tree Line Halebsky 
Truth in Advertising John Kenney 
Truth’s Ragged Edge Philip F Gura 
WASH Margaret Wrinkle 
We Are Not Ourselves Matthew Thomas 
We Are Pirates Daniel Handler 
What Strange Creatures Emily Arsenault 
Women’s Words Mona Ozouf 
Wool Hugh Howey 
You Animal Machine Sikelianos 
Your Face in Mine Jess Row
An Untamed State Roxane Gay (MP3 Audiobook)
Bad Feminist Roxane Gay