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Alethea & Athena
Reviewless Rednesday 
16th-Aug-2017 09:10 pm
I honestly was thinking of doing something in lieu of a regular manga review today. Maybe review a simulpub we're working on, or some of the other books we're reading. But the day did not work out that way. First, there was a dentist appointment, and then we had to get to work on our weekly assignment, which probably would have been fine, but! when the numbness wore off, my mouth was hurting like the dickens! The dickens, I tell you! And I hadn't really eaten anything because eating with a numb mouth is not the most fun thing ever, so I said, "Eh, I'll have some chocolate milk until I can use my mouth properly!" Which was fine except my body didn't seem to think that was good enough to fuel me through working and intense pain, so I was getting ready to pass out, and Athena was falling asleep (we don't always get enough sleep at night; I think in Athena's case, this is due in large part to a serious case of cat). So work didn't go so well, and we only just finished it (mostly).

So there is no review this Wednesday, and I apologize. I'm pretty bummed out about it, too, because reviewing a review we wrote would have been a nice pick-me-up. It's okay; we watched half an episode of Elementary (then it kept trying to show a commercial that didn't get along with the Wii, so we said, "Fine, we'll get back to work.").

Anyway, as for this week's releases, there's still nothing! Tadah! But there are releases next week, so tune in next week for our review of the latest First Love Monster! If you don't want spoilers, make sure to buy it really soon!

Today I'm thankful for ibuprofen (oh so very thankful; once it finally kicked in, I was like, "Woohoo, I could work all day!"), not having the impression goopy stuff stuck in my mouth forever (it got stuck on my braces again), having some extra rations so Athena could make sure not to starve while I was like "that's okay, I don't need food," being mostly finished with this episode, and this being a series we really like or else life would be awfully bleak.
17th-Aug-2017 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about your poor sore mouth!! Hope the pain eases up soon and you can eat again and restore your energy! I'll look forward to next week's review—it's not a series I read but I do usually enjoy your reviews of the volumes... (feel like maybe I should apologize for that, I don't think you're very fond of the series these days.)

I'm glad you ARE fond of your current project, though!! That really does help. I'm lettering bike-racing manga this week and what with many other circumstances, my mood is suffering a fair amount. I needed reading material on the bus again today, though, so I picked up an unread volume of Bisco Hatori's Behind the Scenes and that's a decent escape, so all is not lost.
18th-Aug-2017 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've found that final impressions for crowns are generally the most painful for me, but it seems to have subsided a lot, so it's all good now. (It's true, it's not our favorite series, but I do always hate to say I don't like something we work on.)

We're very sorry about the bike-racing manga. We were reading a thing about why people don't like Welcome to the Ballroom, and there was a comment about bike-racing manga, too, and one person (it was a dialogue) was all, "Hey, it's awesome!" and the other person was like, "You can only make 'pedal faster' compelling so many times," and we thought of you. Oh, Behind the Scenes! We started reading that when it first started coming out in Japan, and then we got distracted with all the everything, so now Athena only recently(ish) finished volume two. And we don't have anymore at the moment. We're behind on Gakuen Babysitters, too, but our interested has subsided since they're not using the CD drama cast for the anime... Not that that's the manga's fault... And we liked it before the CD drama. But then it comes again to having time.
19th-Aug-2017 01:22 am (UTC)
Ahaha, thank you for your sympathy!! I am glad both for people who love the series (it's a mystery to me but my brother is one of them and he helps me a lot with lettering the books so I'm REALLY thankful for him) and for the people who, like me, don't get it. It's always good to know you're not alone.

Volume 2 is the one I finally read! (I'd started it months ago but apparently was not in the mood at the time.) It was enjoyable enough to make me start volume 3, which I thought was all that's out in English, but then today I discovered I have volume 4 from my last comic shop visit. So I'm still catching up. Oh, and I'm a little behind on Gakuen Babysitters too, independent of the CD drama or anime casts. I have the latest volume but haven't felt compelled to read it... As much as I love the cute tiny children, it's been long enough that I'd kind of like to see them grow up, at least a bit, anyway. That's what I love about real kids, seeing them grow and learn and express themselves more. If they stay the same forever there's no opportunity to reminisce about when they were littler, or to get excited when they make some breakthrough...
19th-Aug-2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
Haha, in our case, thinking about Gakuen Babysitters reminds us that, in that series, the kids actually listen to and process what's being said to them, so that could be a nice contrast to what we usually deal with. Or it could lead to greater disappointment with real life...
17th-Aug-2017 08:49 am (UTC)
I also got volume one of "Waiting for Spring" from the library a few days ago, and posted a comment on it in your August 2nd Review Rednesday post. Actually, I may have accidentally posted it twice, since the first time it looked as if the comment had disappeared.
18th-Aug-2017 01:03 am (UTC)
Ooh, nice, we'll have to reply to that one, too!
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