Liquor&Cigarette Chapter 3

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 13 January 2018 at 10:27

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s been a while, huh. I wish all of you a magical year. Our website has been updated, thousand thanks to our tech head, Cor, for that. Now you can post a reply to each comment!

My gratitude to everyone who gave us donations to renew our hosting one more year. We received 75 USD in total, the rest was covered by us.

Some of Whatever members have been requesting for a public channel on Discord for quite some time but their wish has never been granted...until now, that is! Click IRC&Discord on the navigation panel for the invite code.

Enjoy the new sexy chapter of Liquor&Cigarette. Many thanks to Kuusho for delivering the raw to us.

Website going through some changes

posted by cor
on 30 December 2017 at 00:35

We are currently updating the website and implementing some minor changes. We will try to keep any hindrance to a minimum. All chapters should remain available for your reading pleasure.

Here is a cute penguin to help you deal with any possible wonkyness:

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Vampire Library Chapter 19

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 15 December 2017 at 11:19

This is a very pleasant chapter, love it. :>
By the way, the server renewal date is approaching, please help if you can.

Tales of the Kingdom: The second tale--episode 0&1

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 9 December 2017 at 03:21

Read and marvel at Nakamura Asumiko's talent.

Vampire Library Chapter 18

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 22 October 2017 at 11:01

Dear Readers,

I am desperately hanging onto that single foreboding branch that juts out of the cliff above the purgatory ravine. Here, please enjoy your chapter while I'm suffering.

Good news to Liquor & Cigarette fans, a kind raw provider has applied to our group and will be providing the mag raw of L&C.

For those who are waiting for Oukoku Monogatari's second story... Well please wait a bit more. I'm its sole translator and I'm dying from real life stuff. xD I will at least 'try' to get it released this month.

Now to everyone who has been following us for years. It's almost time for us to renew our server and domain. Please help us by donating if you can--the donate button is on the top right. We only need around $130. Thank you very for your support in advance.

Note: In the last page of chapter 18, it REALLY DOES SAY 'CRUNCH', mind you. Like, really, 'CRUNCH' in Korean. This is NOT a translation mistake nor a result of unattentive script editing. And yes I have had an internal debate with myself and other Koreans whether I should change it to something else. But seeing how we had edited out so many lines before (leaving notes in so many chapters), I decided to leave 'crunch' as 'crunch', for once. Are we clear?

Zhen Chapter 4

posted by Tina
on 24 September 2017 at 03:11

The next chapter of Zhen is ready for your enjoyment! Delve once more into a world parallel to ancient China, where the fantastical Zhen exist. Chapter 4 of Zhen explores the complicated and conflicted feelings of Fei, and the innocent desires of Caihong. What shocking events will unfold in this month's chapter? Read on to find out!

Edogawa Ranpo Ijinkan, The Third Oddity

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 8 August 2017 at 07:47

I finally revisited Ijinkan. To be honest, out of all the current projects I probably love this series the most. But the fact that nobody can truly help lessening my workload except in cleaning is quite demoralising. Please send in your application if you think you can help. :> Enjoy the new chapter.

For those who are impatiently waiting for Liquor & Cigarette, let me tell you that unless someone scans the mag raw for me, I will simply wait until the tankobon is released.

Vampire Library Chapter 16

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 27 July 2017 at 07:19

Hello, we are enjoying our summer holidays...with no qualms. No, we, I am not apologetic that we haven't released anything this month...not until now that is. lol Enjoy the chapter.

P.S. From now on he shall be known as Carbel.

Extra note:
I have to say that I have gotten quite exasperated by some periodic e-mails and comments of certain leechers. The owners of these comments/emails have these particular characteristics: 1. I don't pay for the manga; 2. I don't support the scanlators who work on them; 3. I am not going to be helpful in any way; 4. nor can I accomplish what they do; 5. but I will complain about their speed. We are not begging for your appreciation nor do we do this to garner popularity. Seeing as you are not in any way helpful, please be quiet even if you don't appreciate what we do here. You are not going to make us release Vampire Library any faster with your complaints. From now on, every complaint about the speed is equivalent to one more week delay.

It's harder than you think to produce a good quality work. Our translations are usually checked multiple times and the same goes with all the other steps. It's not like we simply translate and paste the translation on blank bubbles. My members went through hell each chapter. Don't demean their efforts and time spent. The script alone took over 20 hours from simply editing and re-editing. The dialogue typesetter and the SFX letterer--who actually drew those SFX in for you as close to the original style as possible spent days on them. I think you forget we have life and have more than one project, Whatever is just our casual hobby.

*Slowly swimming to the Styx river's shore*

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 30 June 2017 at 05:40

Hello everyone, here is the second batch of June.
1. New serialisation: Tales of the Kingdom by Nakamura Askumiko. The magazine seems to publish two parts for each chapter. The first parts were published in the past as one-shots; their Japanese digital editions are currently free to read, follow the link inside our release if you are interested. We had a lenghty discussion over the names of the two main characters and our final decision was to just spell them in a way that reflected their pronunciation. I swear the discussion of this dreary topic took longer than the actual translation of the chapter itself. *laughs drily*
Meanwhile we are also looking for someone who can provide the raw of Double Mint extra. If someone can give us the raw, we will fulfil your request of translating it.
2. L&C Chapter 2. Hmm...sweet...(?) Here too, we are looking for a dedicated raw provider for this series. Contact us if you can do it!