Sorry to be the critic, but I'm disappointed at the editing done on this release. Lots of pages were not cleaned properly, the pages were not centered well and it's over leveled on some areas. It really detracts from the overall quality of the release, in my opinion. There are lots of "how to edit" guides out there that can help.
It's nice to see more people translating LL doujin but the quality of the editing is disappointing.
This scanlator already has quite a reputation for mistranslating doujin/strips. She also refuses to ask for QC or editing help from other translators and groups who have offered. I'm really not surprised; errors are par for the course with her, unfortunately. :(
I thought she might be working in a food related job, as a chef, apprentice, kitchen assistant...
Here in Japan they are very strict if you work with food. That means no rings, no bracelets, no nail polish, nails always cut short and clean... if you cut your hand you can't even use normal band aid, you have to use approved liquid bandage. The supervisor checks everyone's hands before starting work...
Also no facial piercing (like eyebrow piercing, nose piercing, lip piercing, etc...), no earrings and no necklaces (jewelry in general) because the risk of them somehow getting in the food.
And no make up. Because the risk of the make up products getting in the food.
/ thumbs up / Nice!!! Thanks so much for the insight.
About Nozomi not being able to wear a ring at work - when I first read the strip, two things immediately came to my mind:
She might be working somewhere with a dress code. Many Japanese businesses/companies have a strict dress code which you are expected to adhere to. I know some more conservative companies don't like their female staff wearing pants and high heels. They are also discouraged from wearing heavy make up or jewelry.
She doesn't want to openly flaunt her relationship with Eli because Japan isn't exactly very open to gay relationships.
Still though, she has so little trust in Maki it makes me kinda sad..
I personally had the opposite feeling when I read/TL'ed it. Nico and Maki are, to me, two characters who are very dishonest about their true feelings. Unless forced, they won't say what's really on their mind/what they feel. So I felt that for Nico to ask Maki that question honestly was a sign that she had trust in her and their relationship. I chalk it up more to emotion and the heat of the moment.
Though I really doubt the author's intention was for this anything to be but a lighthearted thing...XDDD Just my two cents.
I think it's a problem endemic in a lot of non-professional creative "industries", looking at fanartists as well as things like scanlation and the like. People are just allergic to criticism... but also sometimes it's well-founded because anonymous assholes can ruin their day.
Definitely agree with this. I've found that a lot of people in non-professional (and even professional!) creative "industries" like this either:
A. Don't know how to give critique without resorting to personal attacks.
B. Don't know how to take critique without feeling it is a personal attack.
C. Think they know everything and do not listen to anyone's critique at all, limiting their progress/improvement.
I personally think everyone should be open to constructive criticism, even if it means attracting unsavory anonymous assholes. But I know it's a tough thing sometimes, especially in today's internet scene.