It’s Our Party And We’ll River Dance If We Want To!

Dear Friends, Lurkers, and Stalkers alike (especially you Stalkers), July 31st is the night where we Heelians gather together as pustules of excitement to commemorate five years of “sloth-paced” industriousness. With releases, yes, but more importantly, with many thanks to you, the readers, and especially the wonderful staff here at Stiletto Heels.

Can you believe that five years ago, on July 24th, we nearly gave up the idea of keeping up the group? /waits for the collective screaming to subside.

We did a bit of tug-of-war with another group over Oboreru Knife, but lost our bearings under the galvanizing pressure of their kind admin’s glowing halo. However, little did we know that this ill-timed scrapping of a shoujo project proved to be a blessing in disguise, as Stiletto and I next turned our rapacious, roving eyes toward the treasure trove of untapped Josei. /wipes drool

Stiletto: Gee, Mimi, what do you want to do tonight?
Mimi: The same thing we do every night, Stiletto – try to take over the world!
Stiletto picks up a tanko and pretends to smash it over Mimi’s head. Unfortunately it was George Asakura’s Oboreru Knife, a sober reminder of their failure to secure a decent project.
Mimi (fingering the dust jacket): What about her other project – Heart o Uchinomese?
Curtain opens and the angels start to sing, bathing Mimi in a swatch of soft light.

Well, it wasn’t exaaaactly like that, but a week later, on July 31, 2009, we were bringing bra-snapping Josei goodness to the world in the form of Negishi: Our very first release (Does it count that she’s only in middle school?)

Every year – and I really mean it – every year that I try to do something special for the anniversary, something bad happens. Like the year I decided to secretly trim the money tree into the shape of two hands “raising the roof,” or the year I had to break up the releases into two days because we couldn’t finish everything in time, or last year, when the release was a day late! This year proved no different.

I ordered a heel-shaped cookie cutter (lame idea), so that I could bake chocolate-filled pastries for the staff. The cookie cutter never came. (Curse you, Ebay!) Determined not to lose out, I ended up using heart-shaped cookie cutters over a bit of leftover pastry dough. I had enough to make one heart-shaped pastry. mygifttoyou(Omg, so lame!) But after it was finished baking and left to cool, my nephew nabbed it off the counter and ate it while I was busy abusing my eyes over a thank you card for the Balancing Toy staff.

It would have been delicious, I kid you not. I can’t bake for crap, but it would have been! /so unconvincing.

So my lovely girls and guys at Heels – lurkers, readers, stalkers, and staffers, alike – never mind that the anni gift was a big failure (lame!), that I’m too frikkin’ tired to make a decent anni card (lame!), and that I forgot the date until very last minute (lame!).

The releases are just a click away. Go get ’em.

3 AM ch.13: Ugh, the fringe-head is so getting on our nerves.
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3 AM ch.14: Momo and Tagaya…put on their boxing gloves…?
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And ch.13: Shiro, we sympathize with you, we really do.
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Ane no Kekkon ch.8: Who said sexy librarians are a thing of the past?
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Balancing Toy ch.10 – Final Chapter!: Oh, my god! Oh, my god! Ohhhh, my gooood! Can these people get any cuter?!!! /dies
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Nina My Love ch.9: Michael, I hope you’re happy. Atsushi may be miserable, Masa may be miserable, and Nina may be, if not miserable, then less anal, but you will definitely be happy.
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Omi-Sensei no Binetsu ch.1: I wonder if the abandoned undies have a side story of their own…
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Otoko no Issho ch.7: Fuuuuuuuuh-, this chapter got our hearts racing. Thank you & welcome xx_Niellified to the team btw! You did a wonderful job typesetting.
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Otoko no Issho ch.8: Damn cliffhangers! (-‸ლ)
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Teke Teke Rendezvous ch.9: Everyone seems to be living the motto: Too sexy for our shirts.
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Tsukikage Baby ch.1: We know close to nothing about traditional Owara, but this chapter’s got our hands clapping. ƪ(˘⌣˘)┐ Oh- ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ wah- ┌(˘⌣˘)ʃ rah!
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