I just found out it’s been over a year since I’ve done a proper full-blog post on a manga! The last one was in Nov 2015 and it’s now the end of Jan 2017! Oh man… ahahaha… Time passed so fast I didn’t even realise it. Had actually planned to share about a series I love very much every November for my blog’s anniversary (and my birthday), but that didn’t work out so well last year (2016) OTL I always have plans for my blog but never really have the chance to do them. Still working on that time management and posting faster thing I guess, but here’s something I really wanted to share about after finishing it recently.
Manga: Loved Circus「ラプドサーカス」
Loved Circus cover
Loved Circus is a Yaoi, slice-of-life, comedy, drama, romance by Asada Nemui. It was serialised over the course of a year (from Apr 2014 to Apr 2015) and is complete with 6 chapters and an extra, compiled into 1 tankobon volume.
Trying to help a female sex worker he’s fallen in love with, plain and ordinary salaryman Kei has thrown away everything. In despair over his own failings, he attempts suicide. The next time he opens his eyes, he finds himself still alive and inside a sex establishment catering to gays: Circus.
Loved Circus follows the story of Kei, along with 3 other guys (Shiro, Joe and Rin) who work at Circus, as they search for love and their own ways to live.
WARNING: Guyxguy. A little NSFW with a few explicit scenes but artfully censored in the way panels are framed and drawn. It’s honestly not so much the explicit scenes that make it rated, but more of the crude humor and blatantly natural storytelling of… well… people that are paid to have sex as their job. It’s a story for mature audiences. That’s it.
Where I am, it’s the 2nd day of the Lunar New Year (a.k.a. Chinese New Year)! Got some free time now that my family’s kind of done with visiting so here I am feeding my blog and keeping it alive, hahaha.
If you celebrate the holiday where you are (or even if you don’t), Happy Chinese New Year!
Wishing everyone a healthy, joyous and prosperous Year of the Rooster ahead 🙂
I know I’ve mentioned it so many times already, but man… I miss having more time to read manga, watch anime and blog, among other things. Having too many darn hobbies along with trying to keep up a social life and not die with work and other life responsibilities in general gets hectic, not to mention stressful. Ironic huh. I actually need to remind myself to relax and not try to rush into so many responsibilities even if I love them, like cosplay.
But hey, at least I’m getting a little more time to read manga and fanfiction again now. Life’s been stressful, but I can’t say I’ve been unhappy. My hobbies, friends and family make sure of that 🙂
Well, I’m hanging on I guess… and I’ll continue to do so, just like how I’m desperately trying to keep this blog alive, HAHA. Whether it be your hobbies, the people in your life or anything else, I hope you guys all have a little something that keeps you going too.
I AM NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES … OTL
It’s about 1 and a half weeks into 2017 and I’m feeling so manga-deprived because I haven’t had the chance to read anything since catching up to available scanlated chapters of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu on New Year’s Day. There’s always something else that I end up doing first — like going through SNS, Dayre-ing or editing photos — so by the time I finish all that, I’m already dozing -_-
November and December was so hectic, the only anime series I actually finished last season (Fall 2016) was Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable ): That was amazing, by the way. I love Jojo Part 4 to bits. We’re all waiting for a Part 5: Vento Aureo anime now! \o/
Haven’t got a break from the swamp of end-2016, this January and February’s turning out to be pretty darn packed as well. Above getting used to my new job and schedule, there’s other responsibilities like added house chores and Chinese New Year holiday celebrations + dinners to get through. But as usual, the one thing that I’ve decided to bury myself under is Cosplay plans. HAHAHA. A photographer friend will be returning overseas to continue their studies at the end of the Feb, so a few other friends and I are trying to catch them for shoots while they’re available. Digging my own grave I guess, what’s new.
It should be 1 Jan 2017 for most of the world now so, Happy New Year!!
Literally started the year with a hangover and nausea because I couldn’t refuse the glass of wine I was offered at a family get together, and then decided I needed to finish it. Here’s the problem: I don’t have an alcohol tolerance and any adverse effects I get, it all happens within the first 5 hours of when I started drinking. Seriously need to learn my lesson already and just avoid alcohol altogether, ahahaha OTL Hopefully never again, yes.
On a better note, I started watching a new anime while procrastinating on 31st Dec, so the last fandom I dropped into in 2016 was Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu. It was also the first fandom I continued drowning in in 2017 🙂
Just finished binging all 13 episodes of the first season, WOOHOO! All set for 2nd season that airs in less than a week time \o/ Would definitely like to read the manga as well, but it’s barely scanlated and my japanese is still darn horrible.
SGRS has rocketed to one of my most-loved series with how brilliant it is. I’d love to talk more about it but, unfortunately, can’t afford to right now. I miss blogging so much, but it’s going to stay on low priority until I get into the schedule of a new full-time job along with balancing the rest of my life. (ง •̀_•́)ง Will do my best! Hope it all works out.
Whether happy, sad or anything in between, thank you to everyone who made my 2016. This includes all you guys who actually look at what I post 🙂 I’ve realised Blogging for me feels a little like how I feel about Cosplay — As much as I do it for fun, it still feels pretty awesome that someone takes the time to appreciate the love and effort I put in. So, thank you for visiting, reading, (and maybe?) sticking with Manga, my life. thus far.
2016 was alright, but I hope 2017 turns out better for all of us d(o_o)b
All the best for the new year!
Didn’t get the chance to post this before the end of 25th Dec where I am, but it’s alright, I’ll just rewind a bit, heheh.
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Whether you celebrated, worked or slacked the day away, I wish you all the happiness and joy! Don’t give up ok? There’s someone always rooting for you.
I had a really good Christmas and I hope you did too ❤