…And that package looks like the above. (Yes, I know, it’s filthy…) (And, no, I haven’t taken a bath for it yet…)
GUH-GOO-GAH!!! /sputters like a madwoman. I do not want to be the neighborhood “cat lady”. You know, that old lady who’s lost all her marbles and goes around collecting mangy cats to keep her company? No, no, no! That will not be me! So when we opened our kitchen door one hot Sunday morning, and there was this black ball of fur with a mischievously bushy tail protruding from it outside the door, I stared at it for a few seconds, then I quiiiiiiietly closed the door, and then turned in the opposite direction.
But, my nephew, who was a bundle of excitement, rushed past me and threw the kitchen door wide open, to reveal…to my dismay…that very same ball of black fur with the bushy tail still there, and mewling from hunger.
Nephew: It’s a ‘kitsune’, a ‘kitsune’! Look!
Mimi (in an ascerbic tone): That’s not a fox, that’s a cat.
He ignored me and lumbered toward the furry creature, which hopped off the porch in arching bounces…exactly like a fox would. My jaw dropped. My nephew had a satisfying smirk on his face, crossed his arms, and nodded approvingly.
Now, a couple of weeks later, it is sleeping on a makeshift bed on our porch, still as dirty as ever, but at least given a name. And, you guessed it, we’re calling it Kitsune, courtesy of the Nephew.
But that’s not the only package we’ve got for you. （๑￫‿ฺ￩๑）♫ ♫♬♪♫ I seriously love, love, love these projects we’ll be putting out tonight, and I can’t seem to contain my joy. I almost wish someone else on the team would step up to do a release post, so I can spend the time fist-pumping in the air like a maniac instead. But alas, I must sit here and write…
I think each chapter does carry its own weight. What do you think?
-&- (and) Volume 3, CH.12: Download | Read Online
Anyone who thinks this is a “cheery” manga, doesn’t really understand loneliness imo. What does loneliness mean to you? What can it do to you, especially when love enters the picture?
Balancing Toy Volume 2, CH.7: Download | Read Online
The back story of Seiji’s first meeting with Haru’s mom, Midori Kuniyama. Romantic chemistry is rare in a manga, but I think theirs translates onto the page pretty well.
Chiruhi Story 3 – One Night Princess: Download | Read Online
Two prostitutes down, and another one to go? Actually, the first two seem to be dreaming/nostalgic for a better (alternative?) life, whether it be in the future or in the past, while the harlot here is no daydreamer. She knows exactly what she is, and what she can achieve with her body, and doesn’t make much ado about it.
And all you silent lurkers should count your lucky stars that staff was generous enough with their time, so that we could have weekly releases (at least for this month). But, yeah, you’re probably all right to think that there’s gotta be something “in it” for them as well. These people just can’t wait to find out what happens next, and will use any means to see it. So for the first and second week round of thank yous, thank yous, and thank yous: Lilanar, Minelauva, octopus, SwirlyOwl, Mangiwi, cheesecrayons, badtzphoto, the staff at Lapin Peluche, Flapper Girl, and Stiletto! And of course, our personal favorite authors, who made this possible: Okazaki Mari, Yamakawa Aiji, and Kawachi Haruka!!!
Come back next weekend for another round of awesome releases, from Chiruhi to the entire first volume of Otoko no Issho, and more! Oh, and yes, I’ve lurked and read all of your comments like a total creeper. I never knew seeing people comment about the weather could make me feel so happy.
Tks for &!!!!
By the way, nice txt. ^^~
Thank you for the & chapter! Still stubbornly clinging on to ShiroXKarou ship and this chapter was amazing!!!!
Are you guys still doing Nina My Love? If not, can you post your raws so that others may see it and decide if they want to help out?
We made an announcement regarding delayed projects in our “Spring Cleaning 2014” post. In case you missed it, Nina is on the list, and the reasons are stated there. So all I can say is, “Patience, Grasshopper.”
May is a month where we are pushing out most of our delayed projects, and Nina is included.
Even if I have to cough out blood.I’m seriously working SwirlyOwl to the bone over Ane no Kekkon, Heibon Ponch, and Nina. I hope everyone can be a little more understanding of the situation.
It’s actually impressive that you guys are still choking out lovely chapters during the month of May (hints at the blood and sweat). As a scanlator myself in another group, STILETTO HEELS TEAM HAS MY RESPECT AS ALWAYS. Like, guiltily, I’ve been doing 0 typesetting this month… must. get. through. the. major duper exams. (I wish my blood and sweat are spent on scanlating rather than studying…. *sigh*).
In short, know that there are patient readers too!
Will be waiting…. and lurking… stalking…
THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR ‘&’!!
Thanks for “&”! I love it!
I’d totally take that cat off your hands but I don’t think the USPS accepts shipped animals (darn!) and shipping the cat in a box probably counts as animal cruelty ._.
Still! Omg that cat is so kee-yoot and I think the name is adorable! I wouldn’t necessarily call you a cat lady. How about feline savior?
Very excited for the releases! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Feline Savior sounds so lofty. (｡・//ε//・｡)
It’s not my cat though, but my nephew’s. I work full-time, and it’s hard enough with two cats vying for my attention when I get home. They really do get jealous of each other. It’s kind of surreal.
Even if USPS did ship furry felines, I doubt it would make it there alive. The last package I sent out, ended up getting busted up so badly, the stuff inside it nearly became unrecognizable. I’d be scared if they offered to ship animals…
KITTY? KITTY? KITTY!!!! ｡･ﾟ(´ □ `)ﾟ･｡ There’s nothin’ wrong with being a crazy cat lady. Someone needs to take care of those poor, sweet, abandoned kitties… (；´Д`)
Yes, I came here only to comment on the cat!!! 3AM is actually the only project of yours I currently read, not out of lack of interest in the others but due to my gigantic (1500 titles and counting (✌ﾟ∀ﾟ)☞) to-read list. But your enthusiasm is making them hard to resist …!! ( ಥ益ಥ)
Oh, noo~oo you just did not say that. /wags finger
OK, so you are partially forgiven because you could not resist the cat. I mean, who could? (￣‥￣) But giant collection or no, you are missing out if you’re not at least reading… Well… Agh, this is so damn hard to choose! I mean, you’ve gotta read everything else here! When 3AM’s over, I hope you’ll turn your peripheral gaze toward other stories, ’cause there a lot of ridiculously awesome characters mucking about here. I mean, how can anyone resist that handsome yet socially inept hunk Sekine Keiichiro? /fights off desire to hold him in her arms
Anyway, before I sound any creepier, I’ll leave it at that. Just remember: After 3AM, read other Heels’ projects. （ _ _ ）……….o
Handsome yet socially inept?! Σ(゜ロ゜;) Urge to read… rising… ʘ 皿 ʘ
I also have a moral code that forbids me from picking up ongoing projects, now, because waiting is torchaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! And I’ve found I like marathon reading through an entire series… but… I’ve recently gone back on that anyway, so… OTL It’ll probably happen before 3AM is over hahaha;;;
Hello! I’m a reader from Batoto.net and I’d like to thank you for the new “-&-” chapter released!
Keep up the good work!
Thank you to every staff here for the releases!
I was not expecting to see the next ch of Balancing toy this soon 🙂
Thank you! Great as always!
Thanks a lot ! 🙂
Sekine-kun is ending soon
Can you fix the link for balancing toy ?
Thanks in advance.
Super cool, thanks a lot!!
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