Blind date with a book

Hi there!

Is anyone alive around here?
I know I'm not, but I'm still alive in other places, mainly tumblr, facebook, goodreads and AO3.
I think my last post linked to my accounts there, so I'm not going to do that again.

But I'm going to share something cool I saw on Frankfurt a while ago!

It was a Blind Date with a Book event organized by one of the English libraries around here.

As you see, and in case you didn't know, you buy a book without knowing which book it is. No cover, no title, just a list with some relevant points you will find inside. In some cases, not enough to discover which book it is. Even if it's a very famous one, you'll always wonder. Or I do.

So you want to try and guess? Check these out!

I'm guessing a possible Oliver Twist, but I'm not really sure. What do you guys think?
Any book you're sure about?

This thing really inspired me, though, and I even decided to organize a Blind Date with a Book on the FsF Facebook page for Christmas.
I've also done it on the FsF Scanlations Livejournal Community (you have to be a member and speak Spanish to see and read that post). I used five digital books that can be downloaded for free anywhere.

I would have wanted to use Amazon and actually send bought books, but I haven't been able to gift ebooks there. Does anyone know how to do it?

AO3, Tumblr, and other things

Hi there!

It's been too long! But I haven't forgotten LJ, of course!
Have I told you I've got a tumblr now? I probably have. Or I hope I have.

Just in case, though, you shouldn't be waiting for me to post here, you know.
But I'm posting stuff there (definitely) more often. Especially reblogs.
In case you add me there, let me know who you are so I can follow you back.

I'm still "working" on fsf_scanlations though I don't have much free time at the moment.
But feel free to check it out if you speak Spanish.

So I'm working super hard on my Thesis now, and that's why I've no free time to translate manga right now :(
I probably shouldn't be writing this, to be honest. But some friends posted stuff here recently, and it made me want to do the same, so...
yeah, I'm really good at procrastinating.

I really want to finish the draft, though, so I can focus on translating manga and writing fanfic for a while.
Yes, I'm writing fanfic now! Well, I'd already done so years ago, but it was just to try.
Now I'm trying to make it a "thing" I do, so I started 3 more fanfics in Spanish, and I'm thinking about making an English version of the Nightrunner one.
I want to update them soon!
And, of course, since I'm learning and I'm very insecure, any comment or suggestion is highly appreciated.
Also applicable to the two fanfics in English I have, especially since I want to make another one in English soon.

Anyway, I've uploaded everthing to AO3, so you can check my works here.

Aaand, I think that's all for now.
Oh, it's really been a while, so maybe you don't know I've moved to a bigger house, and I got promoted at work, from Junior Translator to Translator.
Also, I finally went to a German doctor to tell them my right shoulder's been painful for ages, and they discovered I have swimmer's shoulder.
My friends at work say it's from watching too much Free!, of course.
And yes, that's what Sousuke has, so Sousuke puns are accepted (and appreciated).

And now, how have you all been?
Please, comment if you're still there!
Tell me about your life!


I'm still alive!

I'm sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been so busy I haven't been anywhere online in two months, and then I started coming back little by little. I'm still doing stuff for our fsf_scanlations community, and I'm mostly on tumblr these days, though it's literally impossible to keep up with it... but I'm checking it now and then. Especially when I need to fangirl!

If you've been wondering about the anime I'm watching... I've been pretty average, to be honest.
Basically, it's just...

Shingeki no kyojin, the anime everybody is watching! Really, even our bosses come to the office wearing shingeki no kyojin t-shirts.
Isn't that awesome?

Free!, the anime all the girls are watching. Oh, is this giving me feels...

And of course, Genshiken nidaime, the new season of the Genshiken club, now a fujoshi club! And since I'm pretty average, of course I love Hato, the guy who crossdresses as a girl in order to talk about BL with other girls.

Well, I guess that will be all for today. I'm too tired because I've been working too hard this week U_U
But tomorrow I have a day off, so I hope I can rest enough!

Now, what's everyone else watching? Anything you can recommend? I may watch it once the season ends!

See you!

Meme - Places I've slept in 2012!

Hello everyone, Happy New Year!

I've stolen this meme from analineblue, so I hope everyone joins!
There I go:

  • Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
  • Mita, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Atmosphere.
  • Madrid, Spain.
  • Gijón, Asturias, Spain.
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.
I think that's all. Not as many as her, but not bad either, right? ;)

Autumn season is here!

And I will have my new bed and washing machine!
And now the stuff that matters.
The anime I want to follow this season!

Of course, first is K, how could it not be?

I've already watched the first episode and I loved it!

The animation is so good, and everything looks so pretty.

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Also, did you notice there's an Isana Shrine? Is that related to Yashiro's family, or just random?

Next is Zetsuen no Tempest.
I haven't been able to watch this yet, because torrents are not something you should use in Germany, so I'm waiting...

And last is Magi, which started today, I think, but of course I still have to watch Zetsuen no Tempest, so it will have to wait.

I just chose these three because of what I told you, since it might be difficult if I want to watch more than these every week. But if you got something for me, please let me know!
At the very least, I can watch it once the season's over :)
That reminds me I still have to watch Kuroko and Natsuyuki. I missed summer season completely because I had to move and start a new job...

Well, enough about me, what's everyone watching this season?
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It's been a long time!

But I've moved to my new flat and now I have internet!

I hope I can get online more often now!

Anyway, I finally could check the new Disney album!
And I thought I should share the two songs that surprised me the most!

I am really impressed. Good job with the voices and the English, Yamadera. I really mean it.

Be careful with this one. Kisa/Origami is too cute!

And now I should go to sleep. Tomorrow is Germany's Unification Day, so I'll be around here, in case you want anything.

Sales Post II

Sorry for being away for so long. I don't have internet right now, but I'm trying to fix it.
I'm posting this for everyone to see cause I've got more stuff to sell.
Everything is still as I said in my previous sales post, but you only have one or two weeks left for these.
By the way, the Sekaiichi Hatsukoi posters from that entry are no longer on hold. In case you are interested, the random posters included show Ritsu and Takano. Also, I lowered the prices of some items.

These are the new items:
Yaoi set in English (Spicy but Sweet, and Junjo Romantica #10 & #11): 15€

Vampire Knight #4 & #5 (in English): 6€
Anyone knows how to rotate the photo? It's ok on my PC, but when I upload it, it looks like that...

Delicious Gakuin DVD set (Japanese): 100€ (it's half the original price)
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Sales post

I have some stuff to sell, so I've been wanting to make this post since forever.
There are new and used items, mostly new manga/anime related items. So everything is new unless I say it's not.
Prices are in euros and don't include shipping, cause it depends on the country and method.
I accept paypal.
Note for Spanish people: Si eres de España, también acepto transferencias bancarias.
Comment as soon as possible if you are interested, so I can at least put it on hold.
You have one month before I leave.
Please, share this if you think someone else might be interested.

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And I think that's all for now!
Comment if you have any questions.
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The World of M

In this post, M stands for meme and for music xD

Stolen from analineblue

You can learn a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod or mp3 player and write down the first twenty songs. No cheating or skipping songs that are shameful. That is the fun!
  1. 1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou - Siam Shade (Yup, from Kenshin's OST)
  2. The Guardians of Mankind - Gamma Ray
  3. Arabeske, Op. 18 - Robert Schumann (Actually from Boku no Chopin's Dorama CD)
  4. Valkyries - Blind Guardian
  5. Healing Incantation - Mandy Moore (From Tangled)
  6. Control the Divine - Blind Guardian
  7. Induction - Gamma Ray
  8. Time What is Time - Blind Guardian (Tokyo Tales version)
  9. Hey Jimmy - HAV (From PeaceMaker Kurogane)
  10. Into the Storm - Blind Guardian
  11. Unlimited - Nanase Aikawa (From Samurai 7, I think)
  12. Undo - COOL JOKE (From Fullmetal Alchemist)
  13. Natsu Yuuzora - Atari Kousuke (From Natsume Yuujinchou's OST)
  14. War of Wrath - Blind Guardian
  15. Heaven or Hell - Gamma Ray
  16. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
  17. Bright Eyes [2011 Remix] - Blind Guardian
  18. Morning (Peer Gynt) - Edvard Grieg
  19. Etude Op. 10 No. 3 - Fryderyk Chopin
  20. Redeemer - Marilyn Manson (From Queen of the Damned)
I'm surprised there's so much German Metal in this list, I always have the feeling that I miss those songs cause they haven't sound for such a long time, and there they are now xD

Tsuritama - Urara

In my previous entry I posted some gifs from Tsuritama, and a few had this new character called Urara (I'm not gonna tell you who he is, in case you haven't seen it yet), and I mentioned that his seiyuu is Sakurai Takahiro and that he's pretty much become an obsession for fangirls all over Tumblr, deviantArt and pixiv.

And all in less than 24 hours!

So in order to spread the love, I present you with this Urara fanart entry!

Hope you enjoy it :D

Everything is taken from the previous links, so you can find, fave and reblog them there, but I wanted to see all my favourite ones together somewhere, and as I said yesterday, this looks like the perfect place, so here you go:


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Hope you enjoyed that, will post another entry soon!

By the way, I ended up creating a Tsuritama tag in the end... oh well!
Also, I can't do fanart, but I tried to spread the love on Tumblr with a post about my thoughts on Urara, just in case you might be interested. It contains spoilers, of course.
And last but not least, though it's not related to Urara, I found this very amusing remix of something Akira said in the last episode. Enjoy!
And Happy Gay Pride's Weekend, everyone!