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My Description:
Yamada, Bun is a shy, quite, keep to herself kinda girl but when it comes to cooking she gets really into it and is an awesome cook. She lives alone with a talking stuffed animal named Hokusai but only she can hear him speak. Bun is fine with her life as long as she has her food and Hokusai.

I just started working on English subs for this cute J-drama called Hokusai to Meshi Sae Areba - I wasn't sure what the best English translation for the title should be - here is the list of titles:
ホクサイと飯さえあれば -> Japanese title
All I Need Are Meals with Hokusai -> one originally listed on Baka-Manga Updates (the only thing I adjusted was changed from a "you" to an "I")
As Long as I Have Hokusai & Food -> the title I made when translating each word, I used a more literal translation of 'Sae Areba' & used food instead of meals for 'Meshi'
The Meal with Hokusai -> title that is listed on the manga front cover


Baka-Manga Updates link & my description
My DeviantArt link for the drama

Steps in how I work when making English subtitles:
Watch each episode once
Translate each episode
Time each episode
Double check each episode
Release each episode sub file

I will be listing below a progress report on each episode

English Subtitle Progress:
Ep.1 Done
Translation
Episode 2 - 8 min. out of 24 min. done
Timing
Episode 2 - haven't started yet (OMG they talk so fast X3 its hard to keep up when pressing the sub button)
Final Check
Episode 2 - haven't started yet


NOTES
I tried translating the theme songs but those are usually the hardest - sorry if anything seems off ^^
Ep.1 http://imgur.com/4ny0NZI
Ep.2
Jyoukyou 上京 - means capital a.k.a Tokyo - i just used the word Tokyo instead of capital
Hougaku 方角 - means direction - in this case she's referring to the angle & location of were she's drawing from
Nani ka deru 何か出る - means something appears - but usually they refer to ghosts - so i just say ghosts
Dango 団子 - means dumpling or round - he was referring to it as a dumpling but the shape is a circle (round)
E 絵 - means drawing, painting, picture or sketch - i used both: painting & drawing - depending on the situation
Masaka まさか - has many meanings, like: OMG, "you don't say" or unexpected thing (an expression of surprise)
Kei 系 - means system, group, style, related to or type of person - ex: Bijutsu-kei 美術系 - art person/major/group
Vietnam Bánh Xèo - sizzling cake or pancake
Okonomiyaki お好み焼き - pancake type food that can have various ingredients - Okonomi = how you like it and yaki = to grill
Tabeta koto wa nai 食べたことはない - this phrase means have not ate -or- taste/try it (as in food/food related)
Tsurupika Hagemaru-kun つるピカハゲ丸君 - an anime/manga character who's a miser so Hokusai is relating that to Jun-chan

Thank you all for being patient and waiting for my subs C:

D-Addicts Forum - here is the post where you can DL the subs via the attachment

Please do not fix or re-translate my English subs!

If you wish to translate the episodes into a different language using my English then you may do so - please just give reference that you used my subs. For example: English softsubs by LuffyNoTomo
It would be nice to know if my subs will be used for foreign language translation but if not then its ok to just give credit for using my English ^-^ Thank you~!


PLEASE DO NOT POST MY LINK ANYWHERE ELSE~! if needed - just link back to my LJ page here ^-^ thank you~!

Monthly Manga Updates!

i just thought to post here just in case people don't know about this...i buy a lot of manga each month and more so if i find damages in the copies - which happens a lot =_=

But for each month i post an update on my deviantart page and it goes into my group which i created called Unknown Yet Wonderful ^-^
you can see the manga updates on either my page or my group page but the group is mainly for these updates so if you just are interested in those then check the group - otherwise i post all kinds of things on my DA page :3

My DA - http://luffynotomo.deviantart.com/
My DA Group - http://unknownyetwonderful.deviantart.com/

i also post the Asian drama updates on my DA and group as well

Asian Drama Recommendations

for those who don't know i watch quite a lot of drama CX so i decided to post about the ones i enjoyed and thought others might want to watch as well -- i placed info sheets on my Deviantart and i had made a few videos on YT about dramas -- i will leave the links here for those who want to check em out :3

mainly its K-drama but i did make one for TW drama - i'v yet to make anything for J-drama

K-drama part 1
http://luffynotomo.deviantart.com/art/My-Korean-Drama-Recommendations-Videos-574350996

TW-drama
http://luffynotomo.deviantart.com/art/Taiwanese-drama-Recommendations-Past-to-Present-613958042

K-drama part 2 + My Amazing Boyfriend
http://luffynotomo.deviantart.com/art/Current-Asian-Drama-Recommendations-2016-613959582

K-drama part 3
http://luffynotomo.deviantart.com/art/Korean-Drama-Recommendations-for-2016-Aug-Sept-632789504

Good News! My YT is fixed!

All the issues that happened when the hacker changed my primary email address is now fixed up and I was able to get it back to my original email and the google chrome settings are fixed too~! Plus, I also doubled up on security this time X3

So, it looks like things are going to be alright - it was such a shock to me that someone would do this and I still don't know exactly why they did it but I'm glad I got my account back in my control again and fixed things up as best as it can be :3
I'm not sure if I will start to post things quite so soon because of all the stress this caused me but hopefully later I will gain the strength to continue to post videos that I hope are useful or at least fun ^-^

Thank you everyone who supported me~! <3
Certain technical issues seem to be happening to me on my YT channel and i'm unsure as to how active i will be on it or what may happen with my channel in general.

i don't know if once i resolve this issue if things will go back to normal or if i may lose the channel or it may end up lost in limbo @_@
i listed in detail my situation on other sites such as DA, LJ & now YT. Plus, i also wrote something about the situation in the discussion tab directly on my channel.

if something goes wrong in the process of fixing the technical issue on my channel and i can no longer do anything with it or it goes away - i'd like to thank everyone who was kind and supported me and enjoyed what i posted :3

thank you~! now, i hope to have things get resolved and not have anything go wrong but just in case something does go wrong - i decided to post something about it here & on the channel itself for future reference ^-^

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYBAbcqBdcU
i don't know what has been going on lately but people from all over have been pretty mean and negative to me ever since my youtube got hacked -- even though the hacker didn't seem to change or delete anything from my yt --- i'v just noticed this past week many negative things aimed at me and i don't know exactly why *maybe i'm just being overly emotional but i'm currently in tears while typing this*

lately i'v been flipped off on the streets for who knows why.

my yt was hacked but i don't know how or why exactly someone would hack me (& not really do anything to change or delete stuff) and then while trying get help from the yt help forum - even, one of the people responding to my detailed questions bec. i'm confused about the whole thing and how to handle it - is not being very nice or helpful ><
and to top things, i got a nasty yt comment today and i'v been getting a lot of thumbs down on my videos --- even though i got access back to my yt - things aren't the same.
a lot of people have said deviantart has drama but not compared to what's been happening to me with the yt situation!

i wish google never teamed up with yt - if they left it so no one could change the primary email associated with yt then none of this would have happened -- or if they had a better security for those people who chose not to add the extra email/phone number recovery option (like i did at the time - which is why i was able to get hacked so easily but now after gaining control i changed that so it shouldn't happen again)
for those who didn't use that option - google/yt made it too easy for someone to get in and change things which messes up the owners account & life!
even if they kept things how they were now - there should be an option to change the gmail link to youtube - i hate that i'm now stuck with that due to some hacker! and if i try to change anything now - that things might get worse @_@

sorry for the rant i just needed to vent and this was the only way i thought to do so - thanks for those who read this~!


for full screen HD quality go here https://sendvid.com/mizhbyzo then you'll see </> (this symbol) click on it and there will be a video quality list - go to the 1280x720 version

thanks for watching~! and please remember if you enjoyed this then please hit the like button on my YT for the substitute video ^-^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erySebPZx0s

I'm back from my trip

so i'm back home but a lot of things happened while i was away - it was fun but there were some not so great moments too - i ended up catching a cold and an ear ache =_= but i do have a lot of videos and pictures so i will be posting things on Youtube and Deviantart once i feel better - i haven't slept well for the past 4 days or so ><
anywho - i will start to do stuff once i get everything back to normal

for photos and videos here are the links~! Updates to them are frequent bec. i have a lot to post on
my DA folder for AU/NZ http://luffynotomo.deviantart.com/gallery/56848831/Australia-NZ-trip
my YT playlist for the short videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaA9BZZXWZtxqvnX-yO39cOGBjK251HsG

here is just a sample of some of the animals i saw while in Australia


Heads up everyone~! I'm going to Australia and New Zealand for 3 weeks starting October 24th~!
Sadly I will miss Halloween here but I will be visiting new places~!