Blatant Filler – Sakura Hime KadenNovember 26, 2008 at 7:25 am | Posted in Random, Sakura-Hime Kaden | 17 Comments
Tags: Arina Tanemura
Half-hiatus means filler posts are finally going to show up on this blog for the first time since…well really since the first month I opened it. Thankfully there’s Arina-sensei to look too, because she is capable of inspiring so much filler through fangirling.
Kelakagandy was nice enough to scan some images from the December issue of Ribon, which is the issue that announces Sakura Hime Kaden. And so it inspired me to do this filler (I am so lame that I need inspiration for filler posts).
It came along with the AWESOME poster that you see above. I tried to edit it a little in photoshop to edit out the creases and stuff, but didn’t do that great of a job . I’ll probably try again later since I might want to use the image as a header (if kelakagandy says it’s all right, of course). I suggest you head over to the post now by the way, since kelakagandy was also nice enough to post some preview pages from the same issue. Oooo~
Seeing the poster really makes me look forward to seeing what we can expect from Arina-sensei’s new series. Her blog seems to be full of updates with images that can get all of us excited with promises of Arina-chi goodness.
The blushing girl (our heroine, right?) made me smile. I was especially excited about seeing the seven-layer kimono since as soon as I heard about Sakura Hime Kaden taking place in the Heian era, my mind immediately went to “super pretty” kimono. As usual, even just from the lineart, Arina-sensei makes it look good.
Right now I’m trying to translate the first page of the preview…the one with all that text. But it’s really difficult because of the amount of kanji and some of the furigana I just can’t find because they aren’t printed clearly enough (I guess…my head might just be screwy).
What I did get through makes it sound like it’s just a set-up page, “1000 years…” “Heian…” blah, blah, blah, my head hurts and I decided to stop. It’s become pretty obvious that I don’t have enough resources to do this stuff since I can’t find any of the kanji and just using the furigana makes it difficult to determine meanings all the time. And I can’t spend a half hour looking each time like I did to find “ka = 華 = flower” and for that I just happened to have heard it before and remembered it.
Dammit. I need to take that kanji dictionary out of the library again.
I think I’m going to try and get into studying again. I don’t really want to ask for text books for Christmas, but my parents said they would give me the money from some old books we’re selling and if that’s enough I’ll use it. It’s a waste not to use my free time of work-free misery. Especially if it’s something that keeps my brain active.
…Well in the mean time (because I’m not going to learn enough in a month), better people should do us all a favor and just translate it properly to share with the rest of us. Ah. And I guess that’s as good a reason as any for a filler post. Recruit people to translate stuff! …Please?
In random blog-related news (using my filler to its fullest), I’m still in my half-hiatus and can only post occasionally. I’m not quite as sick any more, but my head is in constant spacey-mode so it’s almost impossible for me to think straight.
I’m trying to go through and think up some topics for random articles, because as much as I love episodic blogging…I’m tired of seeing just those sorts of posts on the main page. It’s boring. I intended for Simplicity to be the home for all sorts of blogging (episodic, editorial, reviews, rants, randomness) with the common thing being my…whatever it is that makes me, me.
…Well right now I’m just trying to focus on some figuring out some fun posts for December. Anime isn’t very cooperative with Holiday spirit. But I will do my best!
Also probably on…Friday? Yeah Friday. I’ll finally put up my review for Kanae Ito’s first single, the songs for the second Shugo Chara! DS game. There’s also going to be a…certain change in the blog early Friday (or late, later Thursday) reminiscent of the Halloween change (except hopefully less lame and annoying). And I’m leaving it all at that.
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