I Got A Job In Manga!
....translations. Ho ho, did I fool you?
I got scouted recently and was asked to send a sample translation for official manga English translations, and I am officially starting that on July 3rd. I'm pretty psyched, because this is definitely a job I will be good at and one I've been hoping to do for a while now. I can't say just yet what titles I will be working on, and I don't know when I will be able to say anything (maybe when they go on sale?), but this is pretty exciting for me, since I am going to get paid to read manga and I have spent many years making fun of English translations, so now I have a chance to do what I deem a proper translation for some lucky title. Plus, this is going to really bump my Japanese even higher, since I'll be forced to read and learn Japanese I don't use in my everyday life (for example, the sample chapter I had to translate was set in the Han Dynasty during an epic war, so lots of new terms cropped up there). Once I know what series I'll be working on and know when titles will be available, I'll let everyone know.
My old job also begged me to come back and work for them through the first of October, and I said I would only agree if they gave me a huge pay increase. They were so desperate they said "Not a problem" and now I'm getting paid $15 an hour to do pretty much nothing for a few months. I will be updating my FaLLEN novel a bit more frequently, and I will post updates here since this is the first year I am really going to start actively campaigning for my series, especially since a friend just informed me that there is an Australian book series (see: Twilight knock-off) called the Fallen Books, and that kind of bugs me. I've been using the title longer! I will likely be trademarking my title this year, once I get the books out. Fortunately you can't copyright a single word...
All this work means something's gotta go-- I will no longer be doing the personal shopper service after July 3rd. If you get orders in before then I will be happy to ship items to you, but after that I'm going to close that page at least until October. Thanks to everyone who ordered through me... the post office knows me on a first-name basis now, haha.
- Goods & Commissions
- Japan Personal Shopper
Original Goods For Sale
PERSONAL SHOPPER IN JAPAN ★ JUNE SPECIALS
Right now I'm doing a special on character-related chopsticks! Below are a few examples:
<img src="[link]" width="200" alt="Star Wars light sabers!"> <img src="[link]" width="200" ALT="Harry Potter's wand!">
- Star Wars lightsaber chopsticks
- Harry Potter character wand-shaped chopsticks
- Magical Girl vintage series magic scepter chopsticks
- Basara character katana-shaped chopsticks
- Evangelion EVA entry plugs-- with tiny character in plug suit!
- One Piece chopsticks-- includes case!
- ....and more!!
Many of these are a series and include other characters. I've seen most of these in person and they are pretty amazing with the details-- I bought an entry plug pair for Mari from Evangelion and I love them to death!
Just note me with any questions or for specifics.
Chibi Commissions List
Commissions are currently: CLOSED.
made a really lovely collection of LJ icons featuring a lot of the artists who participated in this year's FaLLEN Art Contest, as well as some of my own art. So check them out here: [link]
Some examples are:
Working on prize art still. I'm still not used to the style I use for the art, so it takes me FOREVER to get anything done.