When it rains, it pours

Since this is my first post, in lieu of an introduction, let me share one of my tribulations with you. A few weeks ago, towards the end of August, I had the chance to go on a trip in Canada. Let me tell you, backpacking in British Columbia is an amazing experience. Definitely on the “list of things to do before you die”. That being said, it’s probably more enjoyable when said backpack is something more than a small carry-on luggage, as was the case for me. When I landed in Vancouver, I had the pleasure to find out that my suitcase “had been delayed”, as the airline put it. Since they handed me $100 and told me it would be delivered on the following day at my hotel, I thought it was not so bad. However, the day came, then the night, and there was still no suitcase. And while Vancouver is an amazing city, in which I would love living for a while, there is a lot more to see in BC, which is why I decided to go on with the tour I had planned.

So that’s how I ended up travelling around Vancouver Island for almost ten days with next to nothing with me. On the bright side of things, I got to visit the local laundromats, which I wouldn’t have done if I hadn’t needed clean clothes so badly. Waiting under the inquisite glances the local women threw at me was a wonderfully weird experience I’m not likely to forget anytime soon. All in all, I had a great time and I like travelling light anyway, but as I wrote to Hats, I probably never felt more accurately how little we need to survive.

Now, on to the releases:

Ane no Kekkon ch.9 – I will only say one thing: I don’t think Yori’s tactic will work.

Torch Song ch.3 – New chapter of Torch Song Ecology!

And to finish, an important announcement:

We opened our new forum a few weeks ago. Thanks to Lilanar and Hats’ hard work, it looks pretty good so feel free to come discuss our projects and get to know us better.

Comments (12)

  1. Meko October 6, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Thank for all the projects you do! I love quite a few of them!! Specially Ane no kekkon! thanks to you I’m able to read it! Can’t wait for the next chapter!! Thank you so much!!

  2. cats September 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you so much for the releases!!

  3. Yenna September 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Just stop by and want to say thank you for the release, and I ended up reading about your adventure πŸ˜€ Backpacking trip sure is memorable, I love those but I always have to plan them so ahead. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! And thanks for the release of Ane no Kekkon again!

  4. Sogno September 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    thanks so much! glad you enjoyed your trip ^^

  5. anastella September 6, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Yay! thanks for the releases. I live in Canada and I’ve visited BC before. Very beautiful there. Sounds like you had quite the adventure!

  6. Kurini September 6, 2014 at 8:23 am

    CANADA? yay! πŸ˜€
    I have never been to the west of Canada, but I plan to ride the train and go through Canada from east to west with beautiful scenery all along the way!

    Thank you for the releases! I really like the little ghost in Torch Song.

  7. Lilanar September 6, 2014 at 12:43 am

    I don’t know how you cloud take that when you heard your luggage has been delayed. XD I personally would panic like what that they might have lost my suitcase somewhere or they’re going to anyway… But it has happened for my father two times in two totally different ways. The first time he ended up getting a business class ticket, not because he wanted… >.> Just because all the economy seats where booked… anyway… when he get to Austria, he was told his luggage is delayed and they’re sorry and this and that and asked for his address to bring the suitcase. It was a small city in countryside, two hours away from the Vienna international airport. pfft… But they did bring it and in a luxurious Mercedes Benz, under the curious eyes and the dropped jaw of the neighborhood and my father himself…. haha…
    The second time that happened to him, was when he had an important meeting in Austria again and this time he could get a normal economy ticket. Well, the luggage was delayed again. Not only they didn’t feel sorry this time, they just gave him a packet with an over sized T-shirt in it and a toothbrush and razor. And my father ended up borrowing his friend’s suit the next day… Which was again over sized for him. ahaha…

    But I knew a shrewd person who used to lose his suitcase in airport on purpose just to get the money… >.> There are some unbelievable people on this planet.

    • Minelauva September 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

      I didn’t panic because I wasn’t surprised when I learned that my suitcase hadn’t followed me to Vancouver. See, I didn’t take the plane directly from France to Canada. I had a connection in Germany. But my first plane, from France to Germany, was delayed by one hour, and I had to run with all my might accross the airport to catch the second flight. I was litterally the last person to board the plane. So I knew there was no way they would have had the time to transfer my suitcase. And by the way, when I arrived, they had already given my place to someone else so since the plane was full, they gave me the last seat they had, in business class. πŸ˜€ It was the first time I ever flew in business class, I was amazed. The seats are so comfortable and there’s so much space! People can literally lie down in their seats as if they were beds! And the service is so good. The food is something else too. It’s too bad I was feeling sick from the last landing and wasn’t able to eat anything.
      But about my suitcase, even if they had really lost it, there wasn’t anything valuable in it, just clothes, ordinary clothes. So I would have been fine if they had just given me money to replace my wardrobe.

  8. hats99 September 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Canada is not too bad of a drive up from where I live so it’s a wonder I’ve never been there. I really envy you your backpacking trek but laundromats suck. I can never explain how clothes go missing or how I ended up with somebody’s slip. /shiver

    As for the releases, Maki and Yori… Oh, man, what are you guys doing?! Though the ending made me crave pudding… just not THAT kind. And I admit I felt a tad bit creeped out when I was going over Torch Song. I hate seeing little children in that way but- but- that kid makes my skin crawl sometimes ):

    • Minelauva September 6, 2014 at 11:24 am

      That girl is so creepy. She scared me when I read the chapter.
      In my case, there was no risk of losing any clothes, I had so few with me. They looked kind of ridiculous in those big washing machines and dryers.

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