Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boy Alice in Wonderland, Volume 2, Chapter 4

Happy Christmas/Chanukah/Boxing Day/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice/Festivus/Wintereenmas!

The next chapter of Boy Alice in Wonderland is all done! =) You can pick it up here.

Happy Holidays from Desert Bus Translations! =)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Boy Alice in Wonderland, Volume 2, Chapter 3

The next chapter of Boy Alice in Wonderland is ready! In this chapter, Arisu is transported to the mysterious Spade Kingdom. Whatever will befall him/her now?

This release was super-speedy thanks to my brand-new editor, Lisa. She also goes by "Busy". Hooray for Lisa! =D

You can pick up the chapter here!

As always, stay tuned for more!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Boy Alice in Wonderland - Help Wanted

To the person who sent me a PM offering to help with Boy Alice--

I would be delighted to have some help with this project. I didn't see your email address in the PM, so I don't know how else to get ahold of you, though.

Please email me at if you're still interested in helping out, and we can go over the details. :D

Monday, September 21, 2009

Boy Alice in Wonderland, Volume 2, Chapter 2

The next chapter of Boy Alice in Wonderland is finally finished! You can pick it up here.

One thing I did want to mention about this series is the use of Arisu vs. Alice. Arisu (亜利州) and Alice (アリス) are essentially two forms of the same name in Japanese. It may seem a little strange for the Prince to call the main character "Alice," whereas everyone else calls him/her "Arisu," but there are two reasons that I decided to translate it this way:

1) The difference between the two names does not translate well into English.
2) The Prince constantly refers to Arisu as a girl without any of the other main characters noticing, and refuses to acknowledge that Arisu is male. This is apparent in the original as well as the translation. So it would make sense for him to use the female version of Arisu's name, Alice.

This was a short but interesting chapter. I hope you guys enjoy it. =)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Still Alive!

Wow, it's been two months already! The next chapter of Boy Alice in Wonderland is still forthcoming. Here's what I've been spending most of my time on lately:

Dark Half
Tear Ring Saga
For the Frog the Bell Tolls

I hope to have the next chapter of Boy Alice out in September. Then I'll start working on more Tokimeki Tonight, which takes much much longer.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tokimeki Tonight, Vol. 3, Ch. 3 is ready!

After a lot of work, chapter 3 is finally finished! You can pick it up here!

This chapter was a huge editing job, specifically page 126. I love the fact that Christopher Lee, one of my favorite actors, is included in the Etou Family Tree. For those of you who don't recognize the name, Lee is best known for his role as the title character in "Horror of Dracula" from Hammer Films.

Click here to see the trailer for "Horror of Dracula"

Speaking of which, does anybody have a favorite version of "Dracula"? I confess, mine is the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola version. What's your favorite?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Tokimeki Tonight Chapter soon!

Hey! Just a quick update. I'm hoping to finish the next chapter of Tokimeki Tonight sometime this coming week.

It's a long chapter with a ton of redrawing (and the Etou Family Tree), but I'm steadily moving through the editing phase. Look for another update soon! :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Boy Alice in Wonderland, Volume 2, Chapter 1

Good news! Carash finished most of Vol. 2, Ch. 1 of "Boy Alice in Wonderland," so I just had to edit the last few pages. You can pick it up here.

This was a pretty interesting chapter, although why it's titled, "The Story of Young Sinbad" I have no idea. "Boy Alice" can be a pretty weird series sometimes...

Coming up next, more Tokimeki Tonight! :D

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Still alive!

Yes, I'm still very much alive and doing okay! Through the last few months, a dear friend of mine passed away, my laptop broke, and my car's alternator crapped out on me. So yeah, I've had to deal with some pretty harsh real-life stuff.

In addition, I've completed a massive translation protect that I've been working on for over a year. So that's a plus, at least.

The other good news is that 1)I have completed the script for the next chapter of Tokimeki Tonight, which I managed to save along with all the Tokimeki scans when my laptop broke, and 2)I've taken over as editor for Boy Alice in Wonderland, and will start editing the next chapter this upcoming Tuesday.

This particular chapter of Alice is pretty graphics intensive, but hopefully I'll be able to finish it in 1-2 weeks. Then I'll get to work editing Tokimeki...