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(no subject) [Feb. 1st, 2010|12:57 am]
snowy_karu
CURRENT PROJECTS
Besides drawings, random events in life, recipe tryouts, and whatnot, I'll be trying to focus on a few 'main' things in my LJ. And to keep my myself organized, even be inspired to continue USING my LJ!!! hehehehe!


  • RIZ-ZOARD "walkthrough" (DS game) Start Page

  • Saint Beast ~Angel Chronicles~ v.1 translation (manga)

  • Papa wa Warumono?! translation (manga)

  • Ippon Bocho Mantaro v.1 translation (manga)

  • music requests *list coming soon*

  • drawing, sketches, mostly Elves: Dark & Light


Really trying to keep in touch with my Japanese, so translating should be fun!!! Though I can't promise to update quickly, or have perfect translations, but still, whatever keeps me happy~
In addition, I need a schedule to work around, esp to have time for drawing! Really want redo my manga~ and then start on an animation.

More importantly, certain projects (translation ones, for example) will be under friends-only posts, at least for a while. ^________^
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On the Couch - Watched Movies [Jul. 5th, 2009|01:10 pm]
snowy_karu
Wish to See:
The Soloist
Brothers Bloom
Food Inc.
Confessions of a Shopoholic
Inkheart
Away We Go
Slumdog Millionaire
City of God
Bolt
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Star Trek
My Sister's Keeper
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (thanks keeraa)
The Time Traveler's Wife
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Julie & Julia
Halloween II (it's probably gonna suck, but I want a scary/gorge movie!!!)
Paper Heart
The Ugly Truth (need something stupid, but tolerable)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (even though I'm kinda over it, but I should see the rest; I've read the books after all...)
Orphan

Don't Really Wanna See, but Should if I Want to Stay in the Loop
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Observe and Report
Land of the Lost
Year One
Adventureland
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
G-Force
Bruno
Funny People



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What's on my iPod? #1 [Feb. 6th, 2009|12:24 pm]
snowy_karu
Time for some music-sharing!!! For me, whatever's in my iPod, they're my favorite songs! Can't listen to something if I don't like it, even if my playlist is on shuffle. At this point, I only have about 100 songs on my iPod, but there's still tons of files in my laptop, on CDs, etc. And I usually like many songs... my mind changes all the time!!! Anyways, on with it!

TAKE NOTE:
Will usually list about 5 songs (or may depend on how I feel or how much time I have), along with the CD the song comes from, if available. You will be able to tell if a CD is available if there's a link by the CD's name. But the link will not work, as you will need to ask for the link in your comment. I will need to send the link to a working email addresss that you provide (or I can just check your LJ account, teehee!!!). The CDs I provide are usually those that I bought with my own money, so I don't want them to be shared EVERYWHERE~ In addition, the CDs are zipped into a .rar file, so you will need Winrar in your computer to unzip the file.
Downloading links (CDs' included) will be available (hopefully...) until the next "What's on my iPod?".
Thanks! And now, enjoy~
And don't pay too close of attention to my comments. Esp when it comes to certain seiyuu, I don't make sense...

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RIZ-ZOAWD part I - Intro [Jan. 31st, 2009|01:21 pm]
snowy_karu
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RIZ-ZOAWD ~ リゾード ~ (DS, Japanese) [link]
All images (unless otherwise noted), game, etc. © Media.Vision Entertainment, D3 PUBLISHER, etc.
Transcript, translation © snowykaru


Riz-zoard, an light-RPG game based on "The Wizard of Oz," where you play as Dorothy (followed closely behind by Toto), exploring the wonderful land of Oz. You are taken away by a tornado, land near the yellow brick road, and meet up with the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and the Tinman. Fight some monsters you encounter on the road, meet King Oz, fight some more monsters... meet some witches... yeaaaaa.
In my opinion, you really don't need to understand the "deep" storyline (as you can pretty much work around it if you know the basis of the original story), just gaze at the beautiful graphics, listen to the enchanting soundtrack...walk/run, fight, walk/run, fight... In addition, the battle system seems to be made for RPG-beginners, as it automatically picks the "correct" command per turn. For example, you are low on HP, the next character in line for battle will use medicine on you. Very little thinking is involved, hehehehe; might even be on repetitive side. So why this game? Probably because I love anything related to the "Wizard of Oz"!!!! Which will keep me to continue translating it (and playing it~). Heck, the Japanese's not that difficult! I better be able to do this~ Anyways, enjoy this as much as you can!!!



NARRATOR/STORY とある…
静かな夜から始まる物語…
夜日にもそれとわかる豪華なお城に、
ひっそり住むひとりの魔女がいました。


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It's been too long... [Aug. 23rd, 2008|02:19 pm]
snowy_karu
♪〜(* ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ε ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄*)イエイ♪
It's funny how something small can make the day better.

今日、都留市からのチューターから誕生日のパッケージを受け取った。中で、誕生日クマと小さくて青いトトロと:
一日一語幽石の言葉めくり ~こころが大事 「link
とてもかわいい~!!!絵と言葉が温かくて、そして癒されるのだ。彼女の言葉ものおかげで、よくなった。  O(≧∇≦ )O


それのほか、少しスクラップブックをし、仕事を捜し、ルーミと喋り、描くことをする。それから、家に戻っている...私の誕生日に間に会う~!!!

(basically, a birthday gift from my japanese tutor (when I went abroad to Tsuru)!!!! such a small gesture and her kind words have made my day today. other than that, been scrapbooking, job searching, drawing, talking with my roomie. then will be going home in time for my birthday.)

日本にもう一度行ったらどんなにいいだろうに。いいな~ (。・・。 )♪〜




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I've been feeling blue this past year, probably due to all the stress of graduating, the fraternity, the usual annoying ppl and roommates, and now job searching. But I want to put that all behind me. To move forward. No use wasting energy on the negative, right?! ^_^
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School - kitchen - tub - manga - animation [Oct. 3rd, 2007|10:35 pm]
snowy_karu
[Current Music |chibi dancers dancing to DDR]

Started last Friday (since my Thursday class got canceled that week XD)
But yesterday was the worse... 3 hours in one class, right before dinnertime. And then 3 classes at 9am to 12pm... no breaks.
Today, only one class, Japanese, with my FAVORITE TEACHER (not like that teacher from last term, who treated us like kindergardeners when we're in 3rd yr japanese...)


Aaah, but last weekend was horrible. The fridge broke down, leaving me behind with spoiled milk and dinner/lunch. waaaaaaaaaaahhh, for those who don't know me well, I must have my milk everyday!!! I'm weird... but I grew up like that. And then my apartment-mates who share the master bedroom/bathroom.... well, their tub wasn't draining too well, so decided to use a plunger to get "things" out?! But since all the waterpipes are connected in this apartment complex.... things were spitting out of my tub!!! I-T - W-A-S - G-R-O-S-S -!-!-!-!
I guess the good things of all this, the maintenace ppl were really nice and helpful. They immediately brought over a new fridge (do they have a storage room full of fridges ready or something?!)... cleaned up the bathrooms... (though, they had to make a hole in the closet in order to check on the pipes)... I felt kinda sorry for them, since they (meaning, 1 guy... and 1 lady who I think is on the cleaning crew) practically spent the entire Saturday at my apartment, minus their lunch break. But this place is old, in my opinion. Not sure how many students had lived here before me. And I've already been living here for 2 years, going on three. I guess it was time. I'm just glad it happened then, and not now, when everyone has class and is busy outside the apartment. Hopefully, nothing else drastic happens. I just need to focus on school, hopefully work (interview tomorrow!!!!), and the fraternity (as historian, yay!!!! and community service!)
Which is why, I couldn't turn in my manga entry for the contest. I was kinda disappointed, but I can try another one. Always next time!
> page 1

And an animated intro for my fraternity's slideshow... lots of drawings, but tons of fun to put together. Chibi dancers!!! I'm quite happy how it turned out. That, and the song is now stuck in my head forever (DDR music...). Actually, there was supposed to be a little more at the end, where all three dance together. May finish that part up later~
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sometimes, my trip to japan seemed like a dream [Mar. 16th, 2007|12:06 pm]
snowy_karu
[Current Music |Kobayashi Sanae - Akaboshi]

It's the time of the quarter... FINALS!!!!
But with everything else that happened this quarter (3 deaths, illness, last-minute changed plans...), I don't think I need to worry too much. I'm just hoping... for a better spring quarter after break. I need to concentrate again... gonna be busy with the fraternity, and need to stop making excuses, no matter how painful.
heh, actually had 2 finals yesterday, History of the Samurai and Biology of Cancer. On Monday, will be taking my Japanese final. And next Friday, my Japanese Radical Cinema paper is due... (I think that's the final I'm worried about...)

In other news... I WANT SHIN!!!!!
link ~he's TOOOOOO cute~!!!!!!
*sigh* I'm NANA-crazed...and the genre isn't usually something I like. Maybe it's the clothes?! Ah well, becoming an OLIVIA fan =P
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お久しぶりLIVEJOURNAL!!! [Dec. 18th, 2006|11:21 pm]
snowy_karu
soooooo behind on my updates on japan.....どうしよう。。。?

-------Been internet-less since I`ve moved out of the apartment, out of Tsuru-shi (Dec. 10). I was supposed to take the train to Yokohama to stay at my parents` friend`s house, but what a surprise I had!!! My host family wanted to drive me all the way to Yokohama...like a family trip!!!! I was soooooo happy!!! I got to see them one more time, after the farewell party. (FYI : *sigh* that farewell party (Dec. 8) was not good. All 9 ryuugakusei had to make our final speech in front of our tutors, teachers, and host families, but most of the time, we were crying during our own speech....I felt like I couldn`t cry anymore.)
At the farewell party, my host mom cried a bit. But when I met up with my friend in Yokohama, both my host dad and mom started to cry. And Kaede-kun didn`t want me to go..... I must say (again...?!), I`m glad I traveled abroad. I`ve never made such strong bonds with someone(s); the other ryuugakusei, the tutors, my host family.... It`s a special bond, I believe, and I plan to cherish them forever. Not only did my Japanese improved, but I felt, I improved myself.... I hope to go back to America with more confident in myself... to become an even better person to myself and others.


But I`m not in America just yet. For 5 days, went to Hokkaido with 3 other ryuugakusei. Saw falling snow, made a snowman together, rode a sled, ate crab, Hokkaido ramen, visited the chocolate factory where `Shiroi Koibito` is made, went to a glass factory (wish I could have made my own glass...), went to the Asahikawa zoo; just had a good time. One day, we went to this place called `MIRUKU no Mura` for ice cream. Only, once we get there, we found out you eat ice cream with a bit of alcohol mixture (usually sweet) together. It was a weird, but interesting experience. More memories, more laughter!!!!
Dec. 17, came back from Hokkaido to Hande airport, where I had to go to Tokyo station and take the shinkansen to Kyoto. Wasn`t till 10pm till I made to Kyoto. Right now, staying at another friend`s house. Yesterday, went to Kyoto`s big river (forget the name), and saw the Winter Illumination. soooo pretty, and it was the last night!!! lucky~!!! Going to Kyushu next, on Thursday, to visit relatives. Wonder what`s going to happen next.

**FINALLY!!! got a deviantart account
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(no subject) [Oct. 10th, 2006|11:47 pm]
snowy_karu
[Current Music |石川英郎 - 慟哭]

Since I'll be deleting from my laptop soon...
But I never got/heard the first 6... sorry.
WEB S.S.D.S. 07-16 ( 255.53 MB )
WEB S.S.D.S. 17-23 ( 268.90 MB )
WEB S.S.D.S. 24-31 ( 275.90 MB )
Ouran Koukou Host Club Soundtrack & Character Song 1 (songs only)
Ouran Koukou Host Club Soundtrack & Character Song 2 (songs only)
** passwords needed for link and/or files


And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ビリー !!!!
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Mt. Fuji --> Tokyo & Chiba [Oct. 2nd, 2006|06:37 am]
snowy_karu
[Current Music |石川英郎 - 慟哭]

RANDOM: オムライス

Midterm = d(-_^)good!! ☆
I did much better than I expected, even on the speaking/role-playing section. Guess studying really does pay off, at least when in Japan. After an intense amount of brain power used, as I said before, was going to climb Mt. Fuji. To keep the mind and soul balanced, need to work-out the brain and body, ne.
W e d n e s d a y - 8/30-31
MT. FUJI climb!!!! The hardest thing I've done since coming to Japan. Took a bus from the terminal to 五合目 in the morning, then started our treacherous climb up. Fuji-san is very steep; half the time, I was crawling on my hands and knees. Arrived at 8合目の旅館 around 6pm, where we ate "dinner" and TRIED to sleep. I didn't get a wink of sleep...and my neck was killing me, thanks to the uncomfortable pillow. I think that's why I couldn't climb to the top (around 1am)...my head was spinning, I was cranky, and the O2 was getting thin. But I still got to see the sunrise...so b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l~~ I reallie wouldn't mind climbing again, but if I do, I'm not going to carry such a huge backpack, like I was "told" to do.... sheesh, I don't need to bring extra clothes...or THAT much water... *sigh*... I thought it was still fun though~ The challenge!!! Good thing it wasn't raining...would have been more difficult.
the beginning
still a long way up
自然
up up up

\(^0^)/
hello~ down there
7合目
bus terminal@5合目
bus terminal@5合目_2
日の出
日の出_2
Beware of horse poop. You can get a ride up to the 6-7(?)合目 by horse, if lazy and have the money. These are some big horses, muscles built for climbing and hard labor!
Ahhh, but something terrible happened at the 5合目, a place above a souvenir store, where people can rest before/after their climb. On the guy's side, one of the guy's lost his shoes (you know, you take off your shoes before entering a place, especially if filled with tatami mats). Either someone actually wanted and thus stole his shoes, or it was by accident...but they were very expensive shoes... ??!!! He had to buy new ones, which were poorly made, and thus uncomfortable while climbing up Mt. Fuji... (*´ο`*)
*sniff* but I lost my cool walking stick. I wanted to bring one back to the States, like my mom did. At least I haven't bought any of the stickers/stamps for each station you climb up to. However, once I got back to the apartment, that was the last thing on my mind. Immediately, I fell asleep...for a looong time ^_^

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