And then…

1) Not eat and/or eat very little and/or plow through your emergency earthquake kit instead of going out for dinner like you’re so used to, which is okay because then the Korean couple that owns the restaurant down the street will think you are on a date.

2) Massive epi binge on Monarch of the Glen, desperately trying to figure out which episode Jason O’ Mara shows up in in all his shirtless-ey, manly glory, and then due to sudden language osmosis (or dark magic) unintentionally answer family members in a Scottish accent and repeatedly dream of all your ex-boyfriends parading in front of you in kilts and lucky rabbit foot accessories.

3) Argue with said family members about how you are “totally not being jealous” of your younger brother’s ex just because you said that she “dresses slutty” and “can go after [your ex-boyfriend] all she wants, the stupid cow!”

4) Recall that your powers of persuasion suck.

5) Proceed to call your younger brother’s best friend to sulk, but instantly forget how sucky and miserable you felt a moment ago because his sweet voice filtering through your cellphone’s cancerous electromagnetic waves forces you to lose all concentration and mobility in your legs.

6) Get invited by said younger brother’s best friend to go to watch Man of Steel and sit beside him in the dark theatre, mobility of legs still in jeopardy, trying to figure out whether or not this would be considered a date, only to have his ex-girlfriend show up and witness the look of absolutely gloom descend upon him.

7) Put on your jogging clothes out of depression the next morning to go running only to realize that you look absolutely bulimic and should be lifting weights or something.

8) Decide to sleep in instead.

7) Marathon through your entire Indian movie collection and note that all of them star Aishwarya Rai (Devdas, Hum Dil de Chuke Sanaam, Raavana (Tamil), Guzaarish, Raincoat, Chokher Bali).

8) Get creeped out.

9) Do a little translation work on the side and get distracted by your cats, who like to jump on the table and sit on your keyboard.

10) And while you are wrapped up in your busy sucession of nothings, your staff at Stiletto Heels is hard at work, quietly crafting these releases to utterly brilliantly perfection:

& (and) v2, ch.6: After Yagai shoots her down, Kaoru contemplates her newfound feelings for him. Feelings that, for her, breath vibrancy of emotion to her otherwise quiet and unassuming life.

Ane no Kekkon v1, ch.3: Maki redefines obsession and stalkerdom to a whole new level, though I can sort of sympathize with him this time around.

Balancing Toy v1, ch.Extra: Kyahhh! Towa is so adorable!

Natsuyuki Rendezvous v3, ch.14: Shimao, still occupying Hazuki’s body, pulls a mean one on Rokka and takes off with her most precious possession.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous v3, ch.15: With Hazuki still at large, Rokka decides to take matters into her own hands: She changes into her… mountain-hiking gear???

Nigeru Otoko ch.4: A bottle of wine can impart some words of wisdom.

Otoko no Issho v1, ch.4: I don’t know why some people say they don’t like Tsugumi. So what if she doesn’t look her 2D age? So what if she’s cooking and cleaning for a man? Just because she does all these “feminine” things doesn’t mean we’re forced to take a step back in women’s rights. Back to where men clubbed women and dragged them by the hair into their caves. She’s a totally macho woman with totally understandable female attributes. Plus she can definitely work a screwdriver better than her male counterparts. What is there not to like?

Oh, and how could I ever forget! We have a few staff members making their debut with these releases today. Please say hello to our editor Ivy, proofreader Octopus, and translator bubblesinmysuitcase.

By hats99

A takoyaki-fiend who refuses to sleep more than 4 hours a day.

Comments (22)

  1. Rae July 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for the releases!

    Hats, if you like Indian movies starring Aishwarya Rai you should totally check out Kandukondain Kandukondain. It’s a Tamil movie loosely based off Sense and Sensibility. Definitely one of my favs.

  2. zaira July 4, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Thank you so much for the releases! 🙂

  3. mantou July 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Thank you for the releases! It such a blessing that helped to distract me from RL

  4. masza July 3, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Natsume Ono and Kawachi Haruka *happy dance*
    Thank you so much for your hard work.
    Good luck for new staff members.

  5. matheva July 3, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Thank you for the releases

  6. xanthenicole July 3, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Thank you so much for the new releases! You helped start my day in the best way! Not just with new chapters, but with rolling laughter! lol Numbers 2 and 5 were the funniest! Thank you for the humor! I also want to welcome and thank the new members of the group, editor Ivy, proofreader Octopus, and translator bubblesinmysuitcase. Welcome and thank you everyone!

  7. Yuuka July 3, 2013 at 1:31 am

    ohohohohoh! What see my short-sighted eyes? A release so juicy! Thank you guys! Just today I’m home sick with a fever and I have just returned home from the hospital, what could be better than a good manga to read for cheering up? Thank you very much!

    • Hats July 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Yuuka, I’m so sorry to hear about the hospital thing. Fevers suck. But it’s a good thing that you didn’t take it lightly and just stayed home without a checkup from the doc. Meanwhile, we’ll be your entertainment crutch until you feel 150%. 🙂

  8. shima July 3, 2013 at 1:18 am

    wow! thank you so much for all the hard works!! what a great set of releases!!! cant wait to reach home and read it… wish it’s time to go home from office. XP

  9. Tachan July 3, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Thanks so much to all the staff for the release of the new chapter of & (And) ^0^
    It’s my favorite project in your team and you do a really great job on it !

  10. Rexy July 3, 2013 at 12:30 am

    You and your team are the best. I let out a happy little “Kyaa!” when I saw there were updates and releases.
    When my internet is down, I’m pretty lost too. I try to act motivated and cook and be productive, but who am I kidding. Without internet (and therefore manga), my soul just drifts a little aimlessly. I also steal my boyfriend’s iPad and play Monster Flip and Dots. And Netflix is also my good friend (though they just discontinued Poirot while I was in the middle of the 3rd season–Bastids!).

    That said, welcome to the family, Ivy, Octopus, and bubblesinmysuitcase!

    • Hats July 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Rexy, you cannot, just CANNOT be serious about Poirot. That was in my Netflix queue!!! I just barely got done watching Monarch of the Glen, then snuck in a few Asian films like The Scent of Green Papaya, Picture Bride, and In The Mood For Love. Poirot was wafting mysteriously somewhere in the middle of all that, screaming for attention. And there I was ignoring it. Damn!

      • Rexy July 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        It’s definitely gone. The ones with Miss Marple are around, but I refuse to watch them. I think she’s a meddling busybody and I want no part of that. I am quite saddened and very pissed off that they were removed without any warning. Arggggh! I was waiting to finish the series before I watched something else but now I don’t know what else will disappear so I better watch The Vicar of Dibley before it’s too late. Is Monarch of the Glen good?

        • Hats July 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

          Agh, Vicar of Dibley is queuing for me as well! I heard that Richard Armitage (that hawkish hunk!) was in there, so I could not resist adding. But if that disappears as well then… /gently strokes her anorexic wallet/

          Prior to this, I hadn’t notice them taking away shows, but I was upset about their limited database of foreign movies (streaming, that is). I got suckered into signing onto the DVD thing as well, but since I’m on the free trial run, I can’t really complain ‘cause I’m not losing any dough.

          Anyway, Monarch of the Glen is my idea of “guilty pleasure”. At first, going into this show (which runs a mind-rapingly long 7 seasons), I was traumatized by the abuse on my eyes from the cook, Lexie, constantly strutting in front of me with all her fashion faux pas! Blame it on my obsession with clothes, blame it on anything. Just don’t ask me to understand it. Is the cultural divide between America and Scotland so vast? Because if that’s their idea of sexy, then excuse me while I throw up. But then I got used to it midway Season 1 and can now sit through it without wanting to kick her in the shins.

          The seasons with Archie are pretty great fun if you can stretch your imagination a little bit, but I wished he hadn’t left, or that so many people got preggers and had to be unceremoniously ousted. Plus (the young) Jason O’Mara shows up for a few epis, and he was one of my crushes as a teen in the ‘90s after seeing his acting in Berkeley Square (1998). Plus I’m a bit weird and get a kick out of hearing words like, “Glenbogle”, “Macdonald”, and “Laird.”

          • Rexy July 4, 2013 at 1:27 am

            7 seasons is really long, and if that disappears on me mid-watch, I’ll probably lose it. But even before that I want to scramble and zoom through Vicar so that I can move on to Forsyte Saga, Wives and Daughters, and North & South (I love me some sumptuous period dramas). And that’s on top of the movies I’ve queued as well. Arghhh why do I have so little time to watch TV!

          • Hats July 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

            Rexy, we’re like sistas from another motha, lol. I bought the whole Forsyte Saga set a few months ago and just finished season 1 a few days ago, which centered on Soames, Irene, Bossiney, and Jolyon. I cannot tell you how traumatizing it was for me to see marriages depicted in the way they were depicted there. If there was only a way to bandage my eyes! I actually ended up feeling sorry for the “bad guy” here, and the closing scene had tears streaking my cheeks. I don’t think the dialogue is as clever and the relationships as nurtured as Wives and Daughters, or the story is as deep and provocative as North & South, but The Forsyte Saga is like soap opera at its best, and that’s where the charm lies. Plus there’s Ioann Gruffud with those cute little bangs /wipes drool/

            The Forsyte Saga season 2 is a little disappointing though. I’m currently on Episode 2. Damn I hate these people so baaaad.

            Still definitely watch all of these. I actually bought all of them because they were that addicting. Wives and Daughters I’ve watched at least ten times. I could recite Molly and Roger’s lines by heart. (Yes, I’ve been bitten by the BBC bug pretty bad.)

  11. Gaby July 3, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Thanks so much for the releases!

  12. devz July 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    thk u so much for the releases…………..<3…….and i could definitely suggest indian movies without aishwarya rai in them…….:D……..thx again for the awesome releases as always….

    • Hats July 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

      devz, I’ve actually watched quite a few but mostly those that deal with serious topics, like the Earth, Fire, Water trilogy by Deepa Mehta, or her Heaven on Earth. Others are Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Saathiya (w/ Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerjee). For Western films based on Indian culture, I’ve seen Slumdog Millionaire, Monsoon Wedding, and The Namesake.

      If you know any that are similar to these films, please, please let me know!

      • devz July 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

        u can try out “talaash(amir khan,rani mukharjee and kareena kapoor)”…..it doesnt deal with any serious topic but its stil pretty good…..oh “rajneeti” is pretty good too…then there is “Rang De Basanti”, “3 idiots”, “taare zameen par”..these three are amir khan movies…all good ones…….oh and for Western films based on Indian culture, huv u seen “bend it like beckham”…..for now try one or two of these and see how u like them….:D………wil suggest more if u need…..:)….

  13. gonn July 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    thank you for the release. and hello ivy, octopus and bubblesinmysuitcase.

  14. Casey July 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks a lot for another batch release. 🙂

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