Anyway, we're waiting for books again, a phase of the translation process that I today decided to call Book Watch. We're on Book Watch again, so we took the day off. Mostly. We had some little things to take care of...like ordering books. One of the things we're working on is kind of having trouble getting itself delivered to the people who need it so they can deliver it to us... (It's not a new series or even a new assignment; I'm just withholding the title because I don't know if this kind of information would hurt somebody's reputation or something.)
And anyway, we took the opportunity and volunteered to order it ourselves, as an excuse to order more manga, since all our money is supposed to be earmarked for taxes but we wanted manga. Yesterday's purchase of a 3DS and Kingdom Hearts 3D was supposed to be our last non-necessity until we had everything worked out tax-wise (unless you count little treats, like chocolate covered pretzels from the grocery store; groceries are a necessity, but chocolate covered pretzels not so much), and it would have been! Except that we wanted to be helpful...and also order manga.
See, there's this series that Hakusensha seems to be pushing pretty hard...or at least we're noticing it a lot, and apparently it's overwhelmingly popular. So we meant to order volume one when we ordered Tenshi 1/2...and we forgot. So we meant to order it when we ordered Gakuen Babysitters...and we forgot. But the third time's the charm, and this time we remembered! Tadah! But we didn't have a reason to buy manga and we were supposed to stop splurging so we could pay taxes. Until today.
And so we have ordered a series of which all we know is the title and what the main girl looks like (we're pretty sure we've seen the main guy, but not enough times to remember what he looks like), and that it's overwhelmingly popular. Of course, we like to get stuff when we have no idea what it's about, so no need to provide summaries, those of you who've heard about it! It's called "Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii," which means loosely, "But the world is still beautiful"--the title seems like the kind of encouragement we could use right now, as we're struggling to stop hating the world and be more positive. So we're pretty excited about it!
In the meantime, we caught up on all the anime we would have watched on Saturday if we hadn't been so busy. And then we made the mistake of watching the newest episode of Chihayafuru, which had a character in it that didn't talk, but probably will talk in the next episode, and we were dying to know who plays him! Who plays him!? Aaaaaahhhhhhh! ...But since the episode only went up today, we have to wait at least a week to find out. Sigh. Oh well, that's life. At least we don't have to wait a whole week for the next episode of Fairy Tail. My goodness.
Today I'm thankful for excuses to order new manga, excuses to take the day off, finally remembering to get that new series to try out, having treats with which to appease the kitty (the other kitty doesn't care for the treats but is more easily appeased), and also remembering to get that Kou Matsuzuki short story collection.