I'm not entirely sure what it says about us that we had some plans canceled today and it actually stressed us out even more. It wasn't like an, "Oh man, now we don't get to do that cool thing we wanted to do!" so much as an, "Oh no! We have more time to do stuff! It's a trap!!" kind of thing. The trap is in figuring out what to do with that extra time, because there's so much that needs to be done...only not that much...or something. Anyway, we decided to go to the store and get groceries. Tadah!
We also decided to do some work on Say I Love You. I could talk about that a little more, but since I can't go into details about the content, there's not really much point. I would maybe write an essay and save it for copy and paste when the volume comes out, but come on, like I have time for that. Maybe someday in the mythical time. It seems like it would be neat to have in-depth discussions on a lot of the stuff we work on. Someday...
But anyway, something I think we do
have time for right now is a list of Harlequin manga we translate. We might have started this sooner, but after all the talk we've seen about Twilight, we didn't think people took this kind of thing very seriously. A lot of it, we
don't take very seriously...because taking it seriously might lead to serious relationship problems. Anyway, all these manga should be available at Balloons and Chapters
And here's the list! In alphabetical order, because that's how it ends up in the folder when we save it. They might not all be available to read yet; we're not sure how long it takes from translation to posting.
A Game of Chance (interesting until they slept together, and then the whole story got like, "Wha...?")
Claiming His Christmas Bride (this one was cute)
Fatherhood Fever (cute, but waaaay too much talking)
Her Hand in Marriage (this is the one with the liar we talked about last September; still a cute story)
Marriage at the Cowboy's Command (spoiler alert: the cowboy also happens to be a sheikh)
Marrying McCabe (one of the first ones we did...and why we almost didn't do any more)
My Lord de Burgh (historical fantasy!)
Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss (not really memorable...)
The Christmas Eve Bride / Born to Wed (two stories in one! the second one is super adorable, the first is eye-roll worthy)
The French Tycoon's Pregnant Mistress (brings up the very important point that the only 100% effective birth control is abstinence)
The Innocent's Surrender (I loved this story, but it's really, really stupid; really stupid)
The Italian's Inexperienced Mistress (the summary is familiar, but...)
The Marriage Miracle (the first one we did; it was kind of cute, but the heroine was way too down on herself, which makes sense when they finally explain why, but until then it's like, "Ugh, get over yourself!")
The Mediterranean Prince's Passion (part of a Mediterranean royalty series! with "The Prince's Love-Child." We don't know what the third book in the series is; we didn't translate that one, which is a bummer because it's about our favorite of the three brothers)
The Mediterranean Rebel's Bride (part of a Mediterranean series! with "The Millionaire Tycoon's English Rose." We don't know what the other books are; we didn't translate them, which is a bummer because this one is the second one about identical twins that got married, so we're curious about how they dealt with when the first twin got married)
The Millionaire Tycoon's English Rose (a bit of a consolation for not getting to translate Carlo's story; point of interest: the heroine is blind)
The Moretti Arrangement (uuuugh--interesting story but everybody is stupid)
The One and Only (made us want to read Skip Beat! instead)
The Prince's Love-Child (or was this
one the one that says the pill doesn't always work? it's so hard to keep track)
The Sheikh's Convenient Virgin (actually really liked this one, even if everybody was stupid)
Well, there it is. It might be hard to read, because there are comments about each one, and we didn't really care about formatting.
Today I'm thankful for having time to go to the store, having time to get some more work done on Say I Love You, getting to limit cut that SR+ Sora card, getting to see what the deal is with body wash that claims to contain diamond powder, and having more cocoa peanuts.