Who needs momentum?! (Apparently we do…)

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Slayers SEDS ch. 05:
“Over Mountains, Over Streams: The Dragon’s Vale?

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I’d say we’re on a roll, but two releases in two weeks isn’t really that impressive, is it? Oh, well. If you know us, you know it won’t last. OTL (No! Stay positive! We’ll keep the release rate up, GO US! Keep Slayers Sunday going, even if it has to be in doujinshi form!)

This chapter was edited by the FEARLESS AND PEERLESS Tom the Might (lol sorry Tom), typeset AND ACTUALLY MADE POSSIBLE by Kaori (she like pulled an all nighter for it THATS MY GIIIIIRL), and scanned & QC’d by Melfra. Now go get it while it’s lukewarm!

ALSO, if Slayers isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of other releases on the horizon– so if there’s something you want to see, drop us a line! We don’t have a lot of active series right now (mostly because nothing’s catching my eye…. siiiiigh), but we’re open for suggestions.

SEE YOU NEXT SUNDAY!

I hope…

Slayers Sunday? Don’t mind if I do!

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Slayers SEDS ch. 04:
“The Heretics’ Plot?

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The Slayers fandom on Tumblr recently (ish? within the last couple of months anyway) started this thing called Slayers Sunday where people go hog-wild with Slayers stuff, and we thought it’d be neat (or NEET AHAHAHA) to join in the fun! So here, we break our (unofficial) hiatus with the next chapter of Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story! OH GOD I LOVE THIS CHAPTER. Not going to spoil too much about it, but I love how Shouko’s Gourry is based on the novels more than the anime. He may be a little dense, but he knows what’s up. For the most part, anyway.

This chapter was brought to you by Tom the Mighty on editing duty (AS USUAL), Kaori-chan at the typesetting helm, scanned and QC’d by Melfra, and translated by yours truly! Enjoy!

And with that, we… tentatively end our hiatus. HI GUYS WHAT’S UP YOU MISS US HUH? We’re taking applicants for new members, so if you’ve replied even within the last weeks and I haven’t gotten back to you, PLEASE DON’T THINK I’M IGNORING YOU! I’ve just been terribly busy and I’m working through the backlog! Thanks for your patience, and see you all later this week. Probably. If I don’t fail at this again. Hah….

Rifflers are a girl’s best… Wait, what the hell is a riffler?

Sometimes when I look over certain chapters of Slayers (or anything that involves crazy, back-water bandit types, really), I find myself crippled by this petrifying fear that maybe, just maybe I’m slathering that bandit-talk on a little thick.. But that’s just irrational, right? It’s all in my head… right? Aw, whatever, man! Nobody inserts a bandit into a comic (especially SLAYERS) to be taken seriously! Which segues nicely into our new release. Huh. Go fig. (Also, this chapter has some GREAT stand-alone art, especially at the beginning/end. Just thought I’d point that out.)

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Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story chapter 03:
“Breach the Impregnable Fortress!”

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This chapter! Was brought to you by the editing talents of Tom the Mighty, typeset in a SPESHUL GUEST PERFORMANCE by BurntPie (before he went to the land down under, CAN’T YOU HEAR, CAN’T YOU HEAR THE THUN-DURR), QC’d by both Melfra AND Anon (who also helped with chapter 2! Thanks, Nanners! I didn’t mean to neglect you last time, mooches. <3), and... That's it. That's the show. Psst-- All this Slayers is GREAT, but do you want us to work on other series, too? So do I, but our staff has literally VANISHED! Except for, like, Tom, but he doesn't count. (Sorry, Tawm.) We need EDITORS, and likewise for typesetters! (A QC or two would be great, too!) I've got six chapters of this, that, and the other thing sitting in my translations queue and by GOD, I want to see these things on paper! Yeah, I'm lookin' at you, JunKare. Also, please consider applying if you'd like to assist with the 12 Days of Christmas this year! We've got a bunch of great, rare stuff sitting on the backlog that we'd like to have see the light of day this holiday season. =3 If you're interested in applying for staff, head over to our forum to take the test! (We appreciate the offers we’re getting in the comments here, but that test is preeeetty important.)

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK.

BOOM, BABY

To preface today’s release, the rumors of our death have been greatly exaggerated. The rumors of our inactivity, however, have not! Due to lack of activity on my part (no Reb = no translations, don’tcha know) mostly thanks to my wildly inconsistent schedule at work, the group kind of came to a standstill while I adjusted to having a “grown-up” job. I’d apologize, but the big, fat paycheck I get in my bank account every other week prevents me from feeling remorse.

That said, welcome back to release Mondays!

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Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story chapter 02:
“Guard the Golden Muscle!”

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Our first release, glorious SEDS! The glorious exploits of Lina Inverse were brought to you by Tom the Mighty pulling editing duty, typeset by Zippy (who has since left us for better things, sobb), scanned by Melfra, and translated by yours truly. Not one of my favorite chapters, admittedly… But any excuse to spend some time with the goddess of destruction is a fair one by my standards.

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Barajou no Kiss Punishment 38:
“Caught in a Rosy Labyrinth?

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A new chapter of Barajou! Hurray! I feel terrible for neglecting this as we have… Even to the point that people were going to other groups asking them to pick it up where we left off, wowsers. But worry not, folks! Translations are now complete for this volume, and we should reach the conclusion of the story in fairly short order. (I’ll be sad to see her go… Sob. ANIS, YOU ARE MY QUEEEEN) But anyway! This chapter was edited by Moonshayde (!!!), translated and typeset by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by glorious Melfra who is now making me cookies.

That said, enjoy! See you all next week for new releases! (And it WILL be next week. We’ve actually got a backlog going for once!)

Also, we need staff! It’s down to me and Melly now for the most part, and progress is a transient thing when your translator is too busy typesetting to translate and your scanner’s waffling between “AM I EdIT? aM I scAn???” Also, welcome our newest typesetting trainee, Ingrid. Join the ranks today, and enjoy all the perks that come with being ONE OF US. ONE OF US. ONE OF–
(Disclaimer: Perks do not include delicious, fresh brains.)

Never underestimate brute force!

Let no one ever say a Turtle goes back on their word… unless you happened to visit in the unfortunate period between now and November of last year, in which case I am so sorry and let’s pretend those months just slipped off into the same black hole as the pages you take joy in ripping from the daily calendar sitting on your desk and forget they ever happened. Have you forgotten? Good. Welcome to Mondays at Turtle Paradise.

If there’s one thing the three (!) releases coming to the table today have in common, it’s stuff blowing sky-high, and that’s… really about it. At least you’re not slogging through Wheel of Time and hoping for things to blow up, if only to advance the story. Humph.

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Mebius Gear chapter 7:
“Bonds and Betrayals”

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FREAK OUT! Despite consistently, um… flagging interest in the series, I’ll hold on to this one to my dying breath, if only for Maria’s absolute ferocity. Fortunately, it seems we were cosmically blessed to hold off on this chapter before the hiatus (read: I forgot we had it done), so this chapter drops us right into a new arc instead of picking up the pieces from some… other one. Wonderful. Edited by the fabulous Sakana-san (whose reappearance in the chatbox actually motivated me enough to pull my head out of my ass long enough to start releases again! THANK HER), typeset and translated by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by Melfra, as always. Go bust some buildings! (We’re also looking for interested typesetters for this series, so please drop us a line if you’d like to get in on this!)

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Junketsu+Kareshi chapter 16:
“Phantom of the Pit”

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This right here was more or less the reason for my hiatus from translating. (Well, part of it.) I churned it out, submitted it for QC, started applying the changes, and… I hated it. I suffered so much embarrassment from the script that I had to put it away for months before I could stand even looking at it long enough to overhaul the translation, and overhaul I did. I hope the care is evident and y’all enjoy it. Edited! By the dashing Egotist! (join the fanclub; you’ll never regret it!) Translated and typeset! Yours truly! And scanned and QC’d by Melfra, who slogs through her general dislike of the series because she loves you all and she’s a trooper, omg.

And last, but certainly far from least… Drum-roll, please!

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Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story chapter 01:
“The Bomber Girl Appears!”

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EXCUSE ME WHILE I FREAK OUT A LITTLE BIT AT THIS, AHH. AHHHH, SLAYERS! AHHH, SLAYERS! LINA INVERSE! MY QUEEN! MY GODDESS OF DESTRUCTION!
Anyway! After much hemming and hawing on the subject, we’ve finally begun work on the definitive Slayers manga, Super Explosive Demon Story! “Gee,” you might think, “these guys sure love their Slayers. I wonder how I can get in on that?” THE ANSWER IS HERE, MY FRIENDS. RIGHT HERE. If you want to read the Slayers from a manga perspective, THIS is where you start. Right here! Chapter one! Ahhhh, STILL SPAZZING. GOD, I LOVE LINA. Y’all have no idea. But anyway! This chapter was edited by Tom the Mighty, typeset by ZippyZippy, translated by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by Melfra! GIVE THANKS, FOR SLAYERS HAS RETURNED TO TURTLE PARADISE. The read online links will be up tomorrow! Also, in the interest of preserving our usual quality, I’ve taken down our previous translation work on volume 8. It’ll take us a while to get there, of course, but I’d like to redo that volume to meet our current standards.

And that’s all for this week! I know I said we would have some oneshots ready as well, but alas, that must wait until next Monday. Perhaps we’ll have some more Shouoto as well? Ho, ho, ho. We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, see you next Monday!