so a handful of you were around for last year’s calendiles day, & therefore have an idea of what’s going on. for those of you that don’t, april 28th is the day one jenny calendar graced our screens for the first time, and brought with her a level of snark none had seen directed at giles before. or, to be fair, we saw the kids snarking at giles, but we never actually saw a fellow teacher shouting “you’re a snob” across the library at him. bless u jenny calendar.
anyway, jenny and giles are adorable, their love is adorable, and april 28th is the time to make content commemorating that!! starting at midnight, april 28th (pacific standard time) and ending at 11pm that night,
for my contributions, i’ll be posting installments (every hour, on the hour) of four different six-chapter fics centering around giles and jenny (jfc what am i promising right now someone help me), as well as reblogging any content any of you choose to make.
reblog this post to spread the word, and let me know if you’re thinking of making something + tag me in it when you post it!
Wendy belserion was such an amazing story point, but was ultimately executed pretty badly. From a fan perpective, i enjoyed wendy being strong enough to enchant herself to irene and get her body back, but from a story perspective, it shouldve lasted a few more chapters. I really wanted to see some angst in wendy turning against the guild or even deceiving other members and then ambushing them. – submitted by anonymous
I am still saving my body for the anime. Should I read the manga instead?
Well, it depends on your level of commitment to waiting for it, but if the fancy to read it does strike you, you can read it HERE on bato.to - the new translations aren’t yet finished, but they’re up to the final few volumes! Just a few more chapters of 61 to go, and then 2 more after that!
Lately, they’ve been redoing some early chapters, too - there’s been a few reuploaded recently, in fact, but that’s not anything of concern, really. Newly translated chapters are a bit sporadic, but usually there’s some new ones every month-ish - not set in stone, though, of course.
I’m not complaining - lucky to be getting them for free, in English anyway, no matter the timeframe, right?
Keep in mind, the actual colour scans end with Aerosmith part 3 as of right now, and you’re kind of automatically shunted into the old, not as good scans after finishing it; you can reach Aerosmith part 4 via the dropdown menu for chapters at the top of the page, or by following THIS link if you can’t find it.
If you’re not sure if you’re reading the correct scans, check for some of these things (especially the first two);
The older scans are grouped together in volumes, whereas the newer ones are uploaded as individual chapters.
The newer chapter scans are always prefaced with a page crediting the translation team.
Does the ice man have a bizarre fixation on the French language? That’s an old scan.
If the tortoise moos, that’s also an old scan.
The overall quality of the images and the typesetting is of a lower quality in the old scans.
I really like desert maps. I don’t get mad at the sand slowing units down because I can easily work around it with mages and fliers and over all they’re still really fun chapters to me. I also have fun looking for the treasure in the sand in older FE games.
Anonymous asked: How do you approach editing/revision? (Especially for a nanonovel) When I write so quickly, its hard for me to mentally visualize my overall story (even if its mostly written) and then I get overwhelmed because I don’t know how to approach editing it. Any tips?
Actually yeah! That’s a great point. It can be especially difficult after NaNoWriMo because you become so immersed in your novel. It’s hard to take a step back to see the bigger picture. Outlining becomes helpful again. Even if you are not a planner, creating a chapter by chapter outline will be really helpful. Try to plot it on a page and ask yourself how each chapter moves the plot forward.
Once you have a first full draft, don’t delete anything. Edit in a new document. Editing will feel like rewriting - and let me tell you, it kind of is, but because you have a solid draft completed, you’re not changing the whole thing at once and starting from scratch. You’re reconstructing it to make it better. If one of your edits isn’t working, you can always refer back to the original to start that chapter over.
You may need to put your novel away for a few weeks (a month is good) and then go through it with a red pen. You can still think about your novel and work on trying to summarize it over those weeks - but don’t actually write it. In fact, write something else. Maybe a short story or two. I can’t handle more than one novel (without having a writing partner) at a time, so short stories are great.
Once you’ve waited a month, get away for a day and read you novel. Read it the way you’d read a book you didn’t write. Read it with a red pen and mark every time it stops feeling like a novel. No nostalgia allowed. Kill all your darlings or at least circle them in pen. If you like them too much to get rid of them, see why they’re not working. That might be something to play with later and figure out. There may be a way to keep the sentiment but change the words. Don’t edit while you read, just read.
I don’t really have chapter 5 with me at the moment, but this chapter (15.5) gave me the impression that somehow, past events were rewritten. In chapter 5, Noé doesn’t fall from bed–Vanitas just tells him to go and have breakfast with him. And in chapter 15.5, Noé notices there’s something off. Could vampires also rewrite the time formula? We know that Noé’s teacher is able to interfere with gravity, so, is there a chance vampires can alter all physics concepts?
I’ve also noticed that there seem to be some inconsistencies in Noé’s memory (I’ll probably go in depth later), which could be attributed to someone tampering with time. What do you think?
OMG. I finally finished Perhaps, Maybe chapter 4. Against all odds and all the doubts I did it. I cannot believe it. I’m so tired but Guys, I have a spankin new chapter and a beautiful banner to go along with it. (Courtesy of the lovely @akai-echo) So I will be posting the chapter up soon!
TBH I DON’T kNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS CHAPTER I mean it was really cute and offers more insight on the trio’s relationship and Louis De Sade as a whole which I appreciate.
It’s just puzzling that we’re getting this flashback now, immediately after the Laurent fight + a Vani backstory tease, and it taking place back in chapter 12 (I think).
Ultimately I think mochijun just ran outta time hence the bonus chapter. Thats the most reasonable explanation but the storyteller in me is like WHAT SIGNIFICANCE DOES THIS FLASHBACK HAVE THAT IT MUST BE TOLD NOW RATTER THAN IN THE PAST, WHY ARE WE SEEING MORE OF NOE’S PAST INSTEAD OF VANI’S LIKE WHERE IT LEFT OFF, I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS
edit: i wasnt aware mochijun got sick, thanks for telling me~
Not really in the mood for ecchi mangas rn but I’m bored af, let’s see how bad this is gonna be-
Wait- so THE LADY ARMOR IS ACCURATE AND DOESN’T DO THE BOOB-ARMOR STYLE?! HELLO YES YOU HAVE MY ATTENTIO- no wait I’m not falling for that, could be like that one time with the anime lady’s basketball and have ““cutesy”“ weak moves and no actual powerful action-
*wheezes* ok you have 90% of my attention-
HELLO YES, NOW (combining the points from the previous statement) YOU HAVE
I finished reading the first 3 chapters of Eve, and I really liked it! I'm kind of bummed it isn't available in India :( AND I AM SO EXCITED FOR TSC IT SOUNDS SO AWESOME WHEN IS IT COMING OUT I NEED IT.
Are you sure it’s not available in India? One of my friends lives in India, and she purchased it and read it. Hmmmm… *strokes wizard beard*
Regardless, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and I’m excited that you’re excited for TSC!
<<I really don’t>>, she responded. <<I was hoping you’d have some suggestions>>.
Jacqueline nodded, pulling Fiona up in her arms. <<Sorry about this one>>, she sidetracked for a moment. <<Couldn’t get a babysitter for the day>>.
The lady shook her head, gushing. <<Oh my gosh are you kidding me? No need to apologize. She is adorable>>.
Jacqueline giggled. Yeah, she knew she was. <<Anyways, as far as suggestions go… It really depends on what you are looking for. The animal collection ones are really cute, but they do look very childish which can be an eyesore if your dining room is very well decorated>>, she continued.
For the record, anyone who is a fan of my Bucky fic “All That’s Best of Dark and Bright” should really thank @abovethesmokestacks for consistently cheerleading/asskicking me through this chapter. I wouldn’t be surprised if she were absolutely exhausted by all the work she’s put into pushing me forward, so she definitely deserves a lot of love for that. I will never be able to properly convey how grateful I am for Pia and all her help.
And a thank you to everyone else who has left me kind words of encouragement through a 6-month chapter drought
MAMA!! I'm on the first few chapters of the second book of 1Q84 and I find it so incredibly romantic??? Pls tell me this is within the realm of normalcy! Sorry, I know this isn't about MM but I NEED someone to talk about it, my friends hated the novel :( and I remember you mentioning it as one of your favourites!
I LOVE THIS NOVEL!!!! //screams
It’s INCREDIBLY ROMANTIC. You are very intuitive ^^ It’s probably one of the most romantic novels I have ever read. Please stick with it! You won’t regret it at all. The plot is so interesting and refreshing, we get some nice romance and I enjoy the characterization. I think you’re very, very normal. The romantic aspect is laid down pretty thickly but it isn’t until the last several chapters that you really see this come to fruition and it made my heart burst!
Just wrote another thousand words in The Opening (which, again, for me is really good haha). Current chapter is probably the longest yet, and it’s not far from being finished, but I’m not sure if I’m going to go ahead and post it when it’s done or wait awhile until I have more chapters ready
I picked this page because I like how everyone treats this like a normal thing, Tatara even asking “what’s wrong?” when the reaction is perfectly normal. Plus Mikoto looks really amazing. I do like the whole set up though of the chapter, it really establishes Tatara’s role already as the one that takes care of everyone and everything to keep Mikito as burden-free as possible.