Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Umishi chapter 102

If you've been here long enough, you probably know I don't like Rin, I don't like Hiro and I don't like Maaya. But did you also know that I don't like Mr. Kasai either? At first he was okay as a slightly more competent bureacrat, but now everyone's all "O great Mr. Kasai, please sire my firstborn child and I'll be forever grateful, amen" and stuff, and it's really grating on me.

Still, things could be worse. I mean, at least that stupid Eye of Foresight thing hasn't shown up in a while, that's something.

Umishi chapter 102

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Umishi chapter 100

One hundred chapters, woo-hoo! Only 49 more to go!

Umishi chapter 100

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Umishi chapter 99

As the scanslator I probably shouldn't admit this, but what with the long gap and all that's been going on, I'd totally forgotten where we were in Umishi. Working on this chapter was just one "Huh? We're still here? Why?" after another.

Anyway, real life drama is all over now, so look forward to faster releases unless something crops up again (fingers crossed).

Umishi chapter 99

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Really, really busy

Apart from finishing up my dissertation I also have to move halfway across the world in a few weeks and find a job, so I really don't have time for scanslation right now.

Looking on the bright side, I should be largely free from mid-October onwards. I'll try and release at least one chapter this month, but any real progress will have to wait till then.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Umishi chapter 98

A panicky grad student realizes
Dissertations don't
Write themselves

Umishi chapter 98

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Umishi chapter 96

On on we go. I'll have to slow down again in August and September, so enjoy the blitz while it lasts!

Umishi chapter 96

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Umishi chapter 95

Our message for today: North Koreans are hardcore. Don't mess with them.

Umishi chapter 95

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

No Side Chapter 30

Ho-hum. I'm itching to get back to Umishi.

No Side chapter 30

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Umishi chapter 93

The slow build up continues. But where did Sawa get his clothes from? Don't tell me he left them outside so he could make a speedy getaway?

Umishi chapter 93

Friday, July 1, 2011

Umishi chapter 92

The next arc is slowly starting to take shape.

Umishi chapter 92

Friday, June 24, 2011

No Side Chapter 29

All right, the worst of grad school is behind me now. I can't promise even weekly releases or anything, but I'll try to be much more regular from now on, especially with Umishi.

No Side chapter 29

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Umishi chapter 91

I bought another mouse and yes, it's yet another Logitech. I'm like a beaten wife at this point, sticking with Logitech even though they treat me so badly.
"I-it's only three times in three years, it's not that bad."
"Maybe it's my fault for not treating them well enough."
"W-what if I don't find another mouse? I'll be mouseless forever!"
"I'm only staying till the kids (Umishi & No Side) are grown."
etc, etc.
Let's see how long this mouse lasts before the next round of excuses.

Umishi chapter 91

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Slowing down~~

I bought a new mouse a few days ago and I'm about halfway done with Umishi 91. May was very busy for me and June promises to be even busier until at least the 25th, so you'll have to bear with me.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Umishi chapter 90

This will probably be my last release until I buy a new mouse later this month. My current Logitech mouse has just given notice after barely two years of service and it's impossible for me to get anything done with it sliding all over the screen clicking whatever it wants. They don't make them like they used to, tut tut.

Of course the surprising thing here is that I've been doing this for that long...

Umishi chapter 90

Friday, April 29, 2011

No Side chapter 28

Thanks to Athanor we can finally proceed with readable scans for No Side! Hip hip, hurray!

Help me pick a new font to go with the new scans.

No Side chapter 28

I've decided to focus on releasing new chapters instead of redoing the last six LQ ones. It would take the same amount of time anyway, so moving forward is more efficient. But I can provide the scripts if some Good Samaritans want to redo chapters 22-27.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New font?

I'm thinking of changing the font I use for No Side. Help me out here.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Option 6

Option 7 = suggest something (anything except Anime Ace or Manga Temple)

Btw, Options 8-infinity are all Comic Sans MS.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Umishi chapter 89

Originally I wanted to release a chapter of No Side so I could play with the new HQ raws, but the provider hasn't gotten back to me on what he wants to be credited as, so I can't use them yet. So we'll go with our regularly scheduled Umishi.

Umishi chapter 89

"Marine surveyor" is a real job, btw, but they do far more than just checking out accidents:

Also this chapter contains gratuitous naked shots of Hiro so it's not safe for work. I think the author woke up and realized: "Holy smokes! It's been 10 volumes and I still haven't drawn Hiro naked! WTF is wrong with me?!" and the rest was history.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

No Side chapter 27

Releases of No Side will remain sporadic while I figure out what to do with it long term.

No Side chapter 27

Monday, March 21, 2011

Umishi chapter 87

I'll let this one speak for itself.

Hang on while I fix the missing text bubbles.

Umishi chapter 87 (missing bubbles fixed)

Here's the cover of volume 2 for the guy who asked:

Monday, March 14, 2011

Umishi volume 1-9 zips

If you're missing a chapter or if a link is down somewhere, just grab the chapter from the zips below which cover from chapter 1 to 78

Volume 1 (c1-8)

Volume 2 (c9-18)
Volume 3 (c19-28)
Volume 4 (c29-38)
Volume 5 (c39-48)
Volume 6 (c49-58)
Volume 7 (c59-68)
Volume 8 (c69-78)
Volume 9 (c79-88)

I'll go back later and reupload chapters that are down, but not right now.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Umishi chapter 86

Two more chapters left of volume 9. The next chapter will take a little longer to come out but bear with me. I'll try and have it out before next Sunday.

Chapter 86

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Umishi chapter 85

In which Nanba Salvage discovers that running yourself aground is harder than it sounds, and Sawamura continues to shock fans with his carelessness and forgetfulness.

Chapter 85

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Umishi chapter 84

Rintarou takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Meanwhile Maaya continues to annoy me and waste precious pages. I think the whole point of her existence is to make Hiro seem preferable in comparison. It's definitely working.

Also did a bit of research (i.e. read Wikipedia) about waves, as it seems they're right about the factors that bring about huge waves:
  • Wind speed (they're in a typhoon)
  • Distance of open water that the wind has blown over, called the fetch
  • Width of area affected by fetch
  • Time duration the wind has blown over a given area (wind's been blowing for a while)
  • Water depth (they're at a deep spot)
Chapter 84

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Umishi chapter 83

In this chapter: Nanba Salvage continues to show us why you should always have a Plan B when you go a-salvaging.

Chapter 83

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Umishi chapter 82

Nothing better to do this weekend (readings? what readings?) so here's another chapter. What now, Nanba Salvage?

Umishi chapter 82

And someone asked for a zip of Trickster by Aro Hiroshi a while ago, I forget who/when. Here it is.
Trickster (complete)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Umishi chapter 81

"Oh yeah, I was totally going to do that myself!" Yeah right, Sawa. Suuuure you were.
Sometimes I like Rintarou and other times I want him dead. But in either case I've still got to give credit where credit is due: he's got balls.

Umishi chapter 81

Monday, January 31, 2011

Umishi chapter 80

On, on we go. And I must say, Nanba and Yamato Salvage's unprofessional attitude towards this job is slightly pissing me off. They act like they've never heard of a 'Plan B' before. All "OMG, salvaging a gas tanker during a typhoon is really hard!" Uhh, I could have told you that, guys. It's like they were expecting a picnic and sandwiches, or maybe a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. Like they'd never salvaged anything during a typhoon before - oh wait, they have. Buck up, folks!

Chapter 80

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Umishi chapter 79

Volume 9, whee! It would be nice if I could finish this series before the end of the year, but...

Anyway, let's take this one chapter at a time. We're a little over halfway through the series now.

Chapter 79

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Umishi chapter 78 + Omake

The start of a new year and the end of volume 8! I don't have any resolutions for 2011 and I didn't have any last year either. If I find something in my life I don't like I start to change it right away, I don't wait till the end of the year to have a sudden epiphany. Incidentally I spent the last hours of 2010 playing video games and surfing the net, the perfect end to any year.

Happy New Year!

Umishi chapter 78