Reader Testing

The previous post, with all the manga, has been updated with reader links to test stability and whatever. It’s super bare-bones, prone to breaking, and isn’t optimized much at all. By all means comment on that post with what you like, what you hate, what you would like to see, or why we should just use foolz again. Devs gonna dev.

We’re sorry, have some manga


Watamote Ch.50 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Tomomote Ch.08 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Puchimasu Ch.63 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Muromi-san Ch.04 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Houkago Play R Ch.05 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]

I am back. World Three is back. Now with a fresh coat of new! This is the truest of true restructurings we’ve ever done, ever. Things are broken, things need fixing, but all of us are here to stick it out to the bitter end. We just want to release manga, man.

The original reader [slide.world-three.org] will be dead until we finalize an alternative. Foolslide was all right, but caused many problems in the back end. Our resident devs decided they’ll take a crack at a reader themselves, and that’s what we’re testing right now. PHP is really lame, just so you know.

Lost all my actions in a freak install accident, so that means I have to relearn how to clean the way I used to clean things. That will be fun. Also PW:DD was pretty good. You should play it if you’re a fan of the series. Juniper is the best.

PSA: WWW might be moving(!?)

Hi, I’m not dead, but nor am I a scanlator anymore. Anyway World Three’s website may be moving in the near future! With that though may come a price. The price of losing the reader we have now. Alternatives include coding our own, not using a reader forever, or directly using Batoto. Any thoughts or comments on if you use the reader/how much you use it/don’t use it would be helpful to determine course of action.

Watamote Vol.04 + Anthology Ordering Information

too much tomokoThis is severely overdue at this point, but as of today they’re actually on sale, so why not just do it anyway.
Should also check back to the latest Watamote release too, since there has been some updates.

Anthology
Amazon.co.jp | Honto | YesAsia | CDJapan | Square-Enix Store

Volume 4
Amazon.co.jp | Honto | YesAsia | CDJapan | Square-Enix Store
[¥500 = $5.09 USD = €3.88]

Once again I recommend Honto or CDJapan with SAL shipping (2-4 weeks), or EMS (1-2 weeks) if you can afford it. The latter over the former if you can’t into runes. YesAsia can screw you over with shipment times. AmazonJP should be avoided unless you like paying 3x the price of the book for shipping itself. I have no idea how SE’s store works, but it’s advertised so I included it this time.

Remember to support manga/authors you like!

A Bunch of Things (That Aren’t Watamote)

Black Bullet Ch.08 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Houkago Play R Ch.01 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Houkago Play R Ch.02 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Houkago Play R Ch.03 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Shiiba-san no Ura Part 2 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Sadpanda]

So, we haven’t been really that busy, be have been, kinda. If that makes sense. Watamote info at the end.

First off, Black Bullet 08. This wasn’t supposed to come out (nor was 07 really), but because people suffered redraws, I figured I may as well. I’ve been using it as practice for various cleaning methods since a month ago, but after a series of events I had this urge to try to turn it into a faux-speedscan release, so I did. Took me on this long journey of trying to figure out how speedscan cleans are even done, and if I could replicate it myself. After maybe 48 hours total of working on this thing, I think I managed to figure it out pretty all right. I know I could’ve just gone to irchighway and asked someone there how, but I don’t like irchighway and I love tinkering in stuff like this. Learned a whole lot on how it’s (kinda) done, so that’s cool.
Cleaning is so tanoshii. Also, don’t expect Black Bullet to appear here again anytime soon. It’s a one-off.

Houkago Play R, I found someone to help with it. He’s a pretty cool guy I’ve known for a while. Has a scanlation group and stuff. I redid chapter one, did half of two, and he did the rest. Most of it is cleaned already, but only these three chapters are TL’d. More on why later.

Shiiba-san no Ura Part 2 is… yeah. I’m supposed to be doing that, but I’m lazy so M30WMIX did it for me.

Now, for Watamote, Ningen is out of the country somewhere in Yurope so he can’t translate it. Thus, for right now, we don’t have a translator to do it. I was supposed to mention this Monday, but I was too absorbed in BB08 then. Also because he’s not around, everything he TLs is stalled, which is a lot. It’s been fully cleaned since yesterday, so it’s either we wait for him to come back or find a temp person to TL. Yeah.

If you, or someone you know, likes Watamote and can TL please email or visit the IRC and we’ll try to take it from there. It’s all TL’d already. Hooray!

Also, KidCongo, you don’t have to put Black Bullet on Batoto. It’ll just make silly people get mad. huhu.

Are you ready?

Watamote in 48 hours… maybe? I don’t know, this thing has a lot of redraws. The letters up all the way up to release will probably be streamed. There was no Tomomote last month. We double checked.

It’s time to work on manga again.

Watamote Ch.41 + Announcements

WHO-IS-SHE-ANONDDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]

After a good 7-8 hour marathon through this, it’s finally done. What a hefty chapter it ended up being. dusthillguy’s been working on redraws since yesterday but they proved to be plenty, so I offered to do the last few myself. It was tedious, and I ended up playing a game with my friends, but I got it done. [Here]

Which brings us to the announcements, I guess. So–the “big one”–after two years of beating around the bush and a bunch o’ staff discussions it was decided that we’ll open up donations. There was going to be a page to go along with how/why this became a conclusion, but it ended up being paragraphs with every rewrite so I opted not to do that. It’s just a button on the side. Not some fancy form, not some bar to guilt trip you into putting money to fill it up, just a button, with Mio. You can use it, ignore it, put it on your adblock forever, whatever you want. Any donations will primarily go towards getting raws that we need/use, mostly tanks, but also magazines nowadays too, as well as the occasional server upkeep. You have our gratitude.

The second is just a call for recruitment again. Scorpian is looking for a Translator for his next Miyata Kouji project/joint here, and I’m (still) looking around for a Typesetter for Houkago Play because it warrants a dedicated one. Now that finals are over, hopefully all the other things can start picking up again. Please.

Also obligatory “come visit the irc” comment here. I usually can be found just answering questions in there.

Akatsuki no Memoria Ch.12 & 13 + Houkago Play R Ch.01

smile-for-meMemoria 12 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Memoria 13 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]
Houkago Play R 01 — DDL: [Mediafire] | Online: [Reader]

Today we mark the end of another great volume, but also the beginning of another (potentially). Memoria 12 has been done since before April, but I missed the release day for it, and 13 wasn’t even done, so I skipped the next week, and now it’s here today.

Since Cosmos has been sealed away for a while, I focused all my remaining energy into working on Memoria. I still have no idea what it is about Lagrange that I like so much, but I really like it a whole damn lot. I look forward to seeing what the next volume has in store… as soon as I get around to buying it…

But also, I decided to up and release this first chapter of Houkago Play R that I did as a test run to figure out fonts and placement. As the last page of the release implies, it’s a recruitment ploy…! So we are looking for people to work specifically on this, but can bring whatever else they want, or work on things we have already.

If we get no one it’ll default back to me, and well, I work on a whole lot of other things here, on top of struggling with a MMO addiction. Thus if it did default back to me, it’d most likely get put on the backlog until I get around to it. Which may take seemingly forever as you may know. That is why I’m begging recruiting!

–Batch for Memoria will probably be out next week. Because there’s some errors I want to fix. As well as realizing “Guerrilla” has been misspelled this whole time. I’m a terrible person.

All Right

Ching Chong IntensifiesEffective immediately, we’re dropping Magical Angel Cosmos. Why are we dropping Cosmos, our original headlining series? Because someone else picked it up (find it on Batoto). Cosmos is both some of the most fun I’ve had working on manga, but also some of the most pain. Truth be told, waiting for someone else to pick it up for the past year is part of the reason why we were so slow to do it.

So what do we do from here? Provided I can stop playing Tera for all of a few hours to scan it, it’ll be full steam ahead with Houkago Play R. If not, well, let’s just hope I can stop.

Sorry all those that have spent over a year of their life waiting. I’m a shameful display to my family as it is.

Edit: For the record, before anyone accuses me, I was almost done with the volume anyway. Sans redraws.
Re:Edit: This if the first page scanned of HP:R, for scan testing purposes. Think of it what you will. [Here]

 
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