Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Umishi chapter 19

Eguchi has the best facial expressions, seriously! I could stare at them all day.

Umishi chapter 19

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Umishi chapter 18

Last chapter of volume 2. Wouldn't it be funny if doctors worked on the principle of "no cure, no pay'? You think they'd find a cure for cancer then? I think they'd leave patients to die if the case looked hopeless. "A massive coronary? Aw, fuck. Let's go have some coffee."

Umishi chapter 18

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Umishi chapter 17

Sometimes in manga scanslation you've just got to sit down behind the computer and say "Okay you, you're not getting up until that chapter is done!" And mean it! Otherwise the simplest one-night jobs can drag on for weeks while you try (and fail) to psych yourself up.

Umishi Chapter 17

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Umishi chapter 16 / Not your blog blah blah blah...

I got a taste of how the shipping guys stuck in the Kanmon straits must be feeling last week. It was 1:30pm on Saturday, I had a flight to catch at JFK in 3 hours and I got trapped right before the Goethals Bridge because some IDIOT had an accident on the bridge. We sat there for 30 good minutes and only moved forward one foot! DAMN YOU! My job is on the line here you fool! Throw your car overboard and jump in too, just get out of the way!!

Luckily we were able to make an (illegal) U-turn and go the long way round because we weren't actually ON the bridge when we met the traffic. Gives me shivers to think what would have happened if we'd gotten stuck on it. Brrr!

Anyway, here's chapter 16. If anyone knows the geological terms for the hole Rin is describing on p.158, let me know.

Umishi Chapter 16

I just discovered that page 157 has been missing from this chapter all along. Nobody told me. You all suck. =_=

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Salvage news

It's strange. Until I started reading this manga, I barely knew the salvage industry existed. In fact when Sawa introduced himself as a "salvage master" I thought it was some sort of joke! But now I can't get enough of real life salvage news. Here are two interesting articles:

High Tech Cowboys of the Deep Seas: The Race to save the Cougar Ace

Expert got vessel floating again after it was stranded near Ensenada for 10 weeks

The Cougar Ace is a car transport ship too, but on a larger scale than the Dairin Maru of recent chapters. Salvaging is a pretty manly business, come to think of it.

New laptop is all set up now, expect next chapter of Umishi in a few days if all goes well.