<<Klonoa manga Volume 1 - tweaked translation by ka64>>

A “homemade” tweaked translation of the Klonoa manga. I used powerstone05’s translation as a springboard. Enjoy and please be sure to link back to the album if you use any of these images! The book is difficult to scan due to it’s thickness so hopefully these photos will do!

Manga by Katou Hiroshi. Klonoa is © Namco.

(Notes: I was really bored one day. I’ve had a copy of this manga just lying around but I always wished I could open it up and read it as the only translation of it exists online. So I put my arts n’ craft skills to work and got out the translation (which powerstone05 remarks as amateur) to tweak it. Page by page I fixed up the dialogue so it flows better. The gags are mostly visual but I threw in some pun work and other little jokes… hopefully they give you a chuckle or two! Please pray for the three tape dispensers I used up in the making of this.)

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You could use oc kiss week maybe as a springboard? I think the silliness of the week is pretty cute and people generally get excited for ocs and interacting with other oc-centric writers. plus (from what I’ve seen) fandom doesn’t matter.

true, I have always enjoyed oc x oc interactions…I just need to see if there are any guidlines for oc kiss week…I see people posting their oc’s, but I’m not sure if I can just pluck them up write a little fic, tag the oc’s creator and tada?  is that how it works? 

As it’s a bit cooler outside today (only 28 degrees!) we left the windows open and the aircon off, but once it got up to 36 in the bedroom and 35 in the living room, thanks to the afternoon sun, we had to give up and turn on the air. 

The Kitty was so happy he ran straight under the vent, stretched himself up to his full height and miaowed his cutest “I am just a little kitty give me what I want” mew, usually produced only at times of food-begging and attempts to get out the front door of the apartment. 

Much better than his earlier activity of jumping on my back and digging his claws in, in a bid to use me as a springboard to the clothing rails. Cue me yowling as I straighten up and try to dislodge 4 kilos of cat hanging from me by his front claws.

gremlin mtn dew and dorito jokes about dva have gotten really unfunny really fast. for one, like. esports in korea are a much bigger deal? like. i’ve lived in korea, and there are tv channels, or at least shows, dedicated to playing starcraft, and i recall on more than one occasion sitting in a hair salon or doctors office and those types of channels would be on like no big deal

and like. doritos and mtn dew are such an american trope? its subtly whitewashing her without actually changing her features and skintone, but rather culturally, and on top of that it infantilizes her. east asian women get infantilized so fucking much that its a really big fucking problem and quite frankly racist? like i havent seen an asian woman character that wasn’t either an Exotic™ Perfect Wife, an Unfeeling Aloof Dragon Lady trope, or infantilized and portrayed as unable to care for herself.

and using child/gremliln dva is springboard to make the White Faves her caretakers dont think i dont see that either lmao

like the jokes were funny at first, but its a huge fucking problem and really old and irritating now???

and theres so much to hana song thats really interesting that gets overlooked by the fans. she’s 19, and she’s been drafted into the miitary because they’re so desperate they turned to gamers. she fights for her contry and her life against a massive fucking kaiju level omnic that learns the more and more you fight it and she still continues to win. and she livestreams her battles, which, yes, the initial thought is hilarious as hell, but she also very well could be broadcasting her own death live to the public. and. its hard being in the public eye all the time (especially in constant situations of pressure), but she puts herself out there and still remains a beloved public figure. that takes charisma and strength and god knows what else and she’s only nineteen.

but. yeah. by all means. all there is to her is doritos and mountain dew and overused gamer jokes, right?


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Here’s a nice retrospective on Judge Dredd: Dredding every minute of it

Nurseydex Synchro Diving AU

Also talk to me about the olympic 10 m platform synchro finals if you have time, thanks

  • Both Dex and Nursey specialize in 10 m platform 
  • Nursey flitted between like 15 sports as a kid and ended up liking swimming & gymnastics best, so now he essentially does gymnastics while flinging himself into pools 
  • Dex liked diving off the docks when he was little but there wasn’t really a diving club in his area so he started late 
    • He practices really hard to make up for this 
    • Googles “Maine diving” once a week and comes up with 1.5 million results for scuba diving off the coast. Despair 
  • Nursey probably dives for Purdue or some big preppy club like that 
    • Beautiful facilities. Beautiful 
  • Dex definitely dives for a state school 
    • It’s like a 2-3 person diving club and their coach eludes them
    • Does the coach exist? No one knows. Rumour has it he showed up to a practice one time in 1996
    • Their pool sucks. 90% sure there’s duct tape on one of the springboards and Dex has taped a laminated sheet of paper that says “NO” to the stairs leading up to it 
  • More under the cut!

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Ok so I’ve seen this prevailing attitude that you’re not actually good at a Thing until you think you’re horrible at it, until your self-esteem has been ground into the dirt by the heel of your own self-loathing, until you compare yourself to other makers of that Thing and are absolutely convinced that you are the worst maker of that Thing to ever exist.


It’s fine, beneficial even, to notice errors in your work. It’s fine, beneficial even, to notice work that’s better than yours and compare the two. It’s what helps you know how to get better. But if you make the act of creation a degrading experience for yourself, you are not going to enjoy it. And in my experience, the fastest way to get better is to enjoy what you’re doing.

Yes, look at work that’s better than yours! But don’t let it get you down… use it as a springboard! Don’t think, “They’re so much better than me, I want to give up”, think “This is amazing! Look what’s possible with hard work! How can I do that?” And then go about studying what makes the work so good.

Self-loathing does not equal humility and it has absolutely no connection with turning out an incredible Thing. This has been a PSA.

Most people in hip-hop do what they do to survive. They’re thinking about paying their bills. They don’t really have any other options. If Joni Mitchell leaves her label she can go to the countryside and paint. Or Beck can do his photography stuff. But a lot of hip-hoppers don’t have other options. If you get dropped, then it’s a hurt piece. Now we have a safety net. Our Def Jam life is now an evening job. We now have the comfort and confidence to start making the albums we want to make. That’s why undun feels like our second album. There’s no pressure. It’s like, “What if we get dropped?” Well, money’s not a problem anymore. We make way more money now than before. We can treat music as a passion as opposed to a survival thing.

- Questlove.

There’s something very interesting in that middle graf about rap as a job vs. rap as an “art”. It’s so true. In rock, you get these amazing (albeit usually bloated and unneccessary) works and concept albums and themes and whatnot. Rap, you get “This is what’s selling right now. Deal with it” with very limited alternatives.

I don’t really know how to flesh it out but somebody should.