Simple Drag & Drop Mangareader Version 0.9

Just a bit upgraded version of my intitial Version 0. Contains mostly bugfixes of troubles I tumbled over myself. Have been using is for the past month and worked fine. Perhaps of some use to others, too.

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Simple Drag & Drop Mangareader Version 0

A little bit of an archive post for myself. And just in case others may interested, too.

There are plenty of manga reading online sites out there, but I don’t like them. Mainly because they are mostly page by page and the clicking/key-pressing for the next page makes me almost crazy. (I sometimes read faster than the next page is built, even with a quick connection.) So just download the Manga and you get a folder full of stuff, saved at least the on-the-fly internet loading amount of time. The standard Windows Image Previewer is ok, but only shows one image and upon pressing “->” key, there is a little flash and you have to wait a microsecond. Throught it was annoying. There are also some autoplay/diashow functions, but my reading speed is not constant (how could it with different text amount), so no avoiding the clicking. Also I have a 24″ widescreen monitor. I couldn’t quite find any image programm, who would show two pages (or more) at one go. Annoying². There are also some desktop manga readers, but they take their time to open and what I skimmed over only seemed to have one page a time, either.
I came cross one online mangareader (mangapark) by chance, which allows loading all images of a chapter. Scrolling the mousewheel is seriously more comfortable than the annoying clicking payge-by-page. But on that mangareader it’s still one page for the full widescreen width. Better but still suboptimal and what about the offline files?

So I went ahead and wrote a simple batch program that creates an html page for manga reading in a browser that can use the full width of the widescreen monitor. I went for batch (despite it being ugly), because I just wanted an easy script that can be easily edited if need be without any compiling and I also wanted to keep it light weight, since I don’t want any other functions.

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Zetsuen no Tempest PV with Oshima Score Samples

(Youtube Link gone)

Tried to push it out of my mind, but happened to stumble upon it nonetheless. As feared, it ended up playing in a loop.

This is like the lesser score type of Paradise Lost combined with and even better mystery feeling than Chevalier and add some down to earth classical beethoven-ish vide to me. And seems to have both, full orchestra and piece with just a handful of intruments playing.

Oshima score = godlike

And there are even only these two along with the Beethoven piece in that other trailer.

Can’t wait for more. *_____*

Boku wo Tsutsumu Tsuki no Hikari Volume 11 sample pages translation

(Amazon Preview volume 11)

So I still don’t have it. Shame on me.

But some pages popped up at tumblr~

(Along with some random pages from the tribute volume. Are there raws of it floating around, or what?)

But I guess, I am too stupid for tumblr, I don’t get it how to link on one post for page by page, but anyway. I have absolutely no clue about the context, but the pages are absolutely delicious nonetheless.

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A tale of Felluah – Some gatherings

 

Found on this page.

So, what I can get out of it: it’a about at arranged marriage among the nobel and plays somewhere in France, as Paris is mentioned, is declared as some sort of “true romance”, which earned some criticism.

The female lead is called 오르테즈 라프레이, by literal romanization something like “Oretejeu ra peurei”, my guess is something pseudo-european soundthing like “Orthez La Prez”. Orthez  is a French city, Prez is a real person, whose last name is written like that on korean Wikipedia. Through judging by the pronounciation it is rather more something alond the sound of “play” (as 프레이 stands for the “play” of Cosplay according to wiki).
Her maiden last name seems to be 에크릴, “ekeuril” Somehow this sounds just like “acryl”? oo

The male lead, who looks like a major clone of Harim is called 아시어스 라프레이. Literal romanization “asieoseu ra peurei”, which kind of sounds like “Arthur la Prez”?

This pages gives some comments and character bios on the two. What I can read is not really more than what the gibberish of Google translator gives one, so the koream text just copied.

<오르테즈 라프레이 (결혼전 오르테즈 에크릴)

테사 공작가의 첫째 따님, 나이 어린 여동생이 있음
아리따운 미모로 여러 귀족들에게 인기가 많으신 분.
파리스 왕자님이 노렸다는 소문까지 있을 정도이신 분이신데..
정작 본인은 못생겨서 싫다고 하는.. (과연 얼마나 못생겼길래?!)
성격은 조용한 성격이 기본에, 적당히 인내심 있고 적당히 요구도 하고
좀 엉뚱한 면도 있으신 듯 한… 그런 아가씨입니다.
남편에게 충실할 것이니 그에 맞게 자신에게 신경쓰라고 당당히(?) 말하더군요.
나 잘났다!’하는 파의 아가씨들이 가장 좋지만(예 : 쥰, 벨로트공주님)
오르테즈 같은 아가씨도 좋아요. 하지만 묘운이랑은 조금 다른 듯 하네요.
아시어스 라프레이
남남으로 지내다 돌아가신후
백작위를 이어 받은 백작님
김연주님 역대 남자주인공 중 가장 조용한 성격이라고 자부합니다!!!
(세즈루,제닌는 귀염파, 류상은 성질파, 나오님은 능글파,유리는 무념무상파
어떻든 어느곳에도 비슷한 인간이 없어!!)
후작부인인가 하는 여자와 모종의 사연이 있는 듯 하지만 그건 2~3권쯤 되야 나올듯..(후작부인 누구냐 넌..-_-)
부인의 말에 바로 침실로 오는 걸로 보아 류상의 뒤를 이을 공처가 기질이 다분히 있으신…
하여튼 이 남주도 일단 뭐라 말하기 좀 힘듬… 스토리가 아직 덜 진행 되서….
그래도 나름 여주를 챙겨주는게… 진정 로맨스의 남주… _ (퍽!)
일단 펠루아에는 여주,남주를 제외 하고는 그닥 중요 조연이 안사는 관계로…
파티나 연회 등 같은 일이 발행하지 않는 이상 전개가 안될 것 같은데…
딴건 몰라도 백작이 사냥을 별로 안좋아하던데 과연?!
그리고 더 안타까운건 여주 동생인 마리냐를 보기 힘들다는거…
자기 언니 집이 작다고 형부에게 금화 하나 주는거 보고 얼마나 귀여운지…^^
일단 결론은… 스토리가 더 진행되어야 알겠다는거…..>

 

It would appear, while Orthez is a optical Sahra clone while she has about the calm dignified nature of Lucia. And the whole story seems to be slow in progress,

Does not sound good. The sample pages look like a major Platina clone and the “slow progress” sounds like the same dragging style of the Nabi series… The author does seem to suck at innovation.

Kajiura self-cloning  in printed version. Still I just know, I will not hate it, if I were to get my hands on it. *sigh*

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Trailer & Theme Song

I didn’t like the first trailer at all, but stumbled over this just ago:


(Translation here, if needed)

Impressions: Female Main Character Voice: Maaya Sakamoto, in CC-like style? WIN

Opening: Maaya Sakamoto & Yoko Kanno collaboration = Double Win

Especially the beginning does sound quite reminicent of “Ai no Field” sung by Kokia, also composed by Kanno.
Not as epic as Rahxephon’s Hemisphere opening song, but very good nonetheless.

…. speaking of Rahxephon. Ichiko Hashimoto being the composer of the soundtrack? This will be the first Anime Soundtrack by her since Rahxephon years ago. (Hopefully not all of it will be like the Trailer piece, that one was kind of awful…)

Not that I am going to start hoping this will get to be as good as Rahxephon…

Boku wo Tsutsumu Tsuki no Hikari Volume 11 Cover

(Amazon Preview volume 11)

Being released 10 days ago and I can’t wait to get it into my hands. >___<

Alice finally makes it onto the cover again. And somehow the drawing style is a tint diffrent than before, judging from the cover?