12 Days of Doujinshi: a primer (?)

I’ve written this post three times in the last hour, with each entry getting worse than the last. I’ve talked about Christmastide and how it’s a cool word; horrible Christmas music and how… horrible it is, and then I’ve just gone on long, excessive diatribes about the history of the group in general. Then I realized how little I cared about those posts, and how little other people would care by extension, and decided that short and sweet is the way to go, so here we go.

Turtle Paradise started out translating doujinshi* until we were derailed by manga like Datenroku, Slayers, and Barajou. But that doesn’t mean we don’t feel like jerks for it, so once a year we bust out those books and attempt to translate 12 doujinshi for 12 Days of Christmas (usually leading up to Christmas, but with a 100% fail rate!). This year I remembered that- oh crap, our anniversary is on January 6th, which happens to fall on the last day of the traditional 12 days, so we said screw it and we’re going that way this year.

*doujinshi: an independently published comic that isn’t isn’t sanctioned by any larger company or publishing house. Usually centered around a preexisting franchise (like Slayers), but it’s often used for original stories, too.

Eventually I’ll be coding up something so you can read doujinshi online. Not right now, tho =D



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