The fat princess must become the sugarless girl. MUZiC, double-you-tee-eff??!!
This was WTF Month 2009:
- Aya Takano’s Space Ship EE (sci-fi, romance, slice of life)
- Rabbit Revelry: Say Hello, Rabbit-Chan (Rabbit IRC channel debut)
- F4U’s The Violation of Two Vases (hentai, lolipops, tentacle)
- Okama’s Food Girls chapters 1-3 (comedy, ecchi, artwork)
- Leiji Matsumoto’s Firefly Inn chapter 5: “Firefly Inn of Horror” (comedy, historical)
- pageratta’s Sadomi chapters 1-18 (comedy, school life, insanity)
- pageratta’s Sadomi chapters 19-35 (see above)
- Usamaru Furuya’s Plastic Girl (po-mo slice of avant garde life……oh, and schoolgirls, I guess)
prettyprophet: I’ll be the first to say that WTF Month failed.
funny_bunny: IT WAS MOI WHO WAS FIRST.
prettyprophet: In public, I mean. And fuck you, you didn’t say anything.
Lavie Rhap: Let’s all just agree that WTF Month was not considered a success by certain Rabbits…although for different reasons than one may assume.
nde: It wasn’t really that WTF.
funny_bunny: Not WTF ENOUGH.
prettyprophet: Word up. Retrospective time, nde, start it.
nde: Not sure what to say.
prettyprophet: Fine, fuck, I’ll start it.
On Space Ship EE
prettyprophet: Ok, this was THE project that started everything, literally. When alpha brought the scans to us, ak jumped on it. But since there weren’t any chapter breaks, we had to release all in one go; therefore we saved the fucking thing up over months of work. It was tiring. I remember when I first read it, I was like, “Huh, think this is going to be a mindfuck?” And ak’s all, “Nah, it’s fine.” And once we read the script……yeah, it was damn straightforward. So as a WTF release, it failed. Oh sure, it’s an amazing piece of work by Aya, but who cares about THAT?
Lavie Rhap: We’ll have a proper retrospective and personal thoughts on Space Ship EE in another post.
nde: It’s the IRC channel, on irchighway. I don’t really use IRC.
Lavie Rhap: I as well; sorry, Funny.
prettyprophet: Well, I use it for downloads.
funny_bunny: YOU’RE ALL TRAITORS. REVOLUTIONARIES IN THE EVENING!
On The Violation of Two Vases
Lavie Rhap: An interesting…and according to Prophet, inevitable release.
prettyprophet: There was just no way we could’ve held off on doing tentacles and lolipops. All these Japanophiles thrive on it.
Lavie Rhap: I don’t recall Pat doing so…
nde: She has.
funny_bunny: I have! IN ABUNDANCE.
prettyprophet: Hey, you said Christmas for that one. Anyways, this wasn’t WTF because it’s sadly the standard these days. Go figure.
On Food Girls
funny_bunny: HOW FATTENING. Fit for a princess or a prince!
prettyprophet: I want everyone to know that every time you read something translated by the Ghost, you’re reading something made possible through slave labor.
funny_bunny: I am a MASTERFUL MASTER. BUT NO MERCY.
Lavie Rhap: As you can see with this release, we’re very much fans of Okama. Food Girls was on the informal agenda for quite some time.
prettyprophet: And no one told me about it.
nde: Funny said to keep it quiet.
funny_bunny: It was a surprise! TAO TAO TAO TAO TAO.
prettyprophet: Yeah, more work. Great surprise.
funny_bunny: Not WTF because girls really DO taste good!
On Firefly Inn
prettyprophet: Our opening salvo with Harroku Scans. Had no idea it was part of a larger volume; I just found the chapter randomly and now we can’t find the rest of it. It’s oneshot enough, so don’t worry about background info. It’s by Leiji, it’s old, so naturally you whipper-snappers won’t care.
funny_bunny: THE END OF SPACE PIRATE JOLLY RABBIT PRODUCTIONS SO SOON??
Lavie Rhap: We didn’t feel this qualified for WTF either as it was simply sexual farce; seeing how such relationships are tolerated and sometimes promoted in our modern culture, there was nothing too astounding in this.
funny_bunny: Let’s dress nde all pretty.
Lavie Rhap: I believe I have make-up on me…
prettyprophet: Commissioned by thismanoverthere. Can you believe it? The one thing that actually is really WTF-worthy…….is something that got sent to us by someone else.
funny_bunny: Bollocks is what it is!
Lavie Rhap: A 4-panel comic on the sadist child Sadomi, who is a Grade 4 student.
prettyprophet: Alright, let’s try and figure it out: who would be who? I’m telling you, Sadomi = Funny, Ed, 7672359440′s threesome love child.
Lavie Rhap: I could see Funny more as Nagomi, the class president.
prettyprophet: What, bipolar?
funny_bunny: More like INFINpolar! Prophet can be SENSEI.
prettyprophet: What with all the shit I have to put up with, yeah. Let’s give Lavie normal girl: Tomomi.
Lavie Rhap: Considering how bizarre the rest of the cast is, I’ll take that as a compliment.
funny_bunny: Now nde…
prettyprophet: Easy. Heromi.
nde: Minus the blood.
On Plastic Girl
Lavie Rhap: Originally there was discussion on whether or not to end on Furuya’s Plastic Girl, as it gave the impression of being a bit too WTF-inducing. Matsumoto’s Firefly Inn was first choice, to provide more levity at the end.
prettyprophet: But after reading the script, we felt Plastic Girl wasn’t WTF at all. Well, us girls thought so. And some of the boys. So fuck it, ended on it.
Lavie Rhap: We reasoned that Plastic Girl made sense as an exploration of the adolescent female’s psyche; true, there were elements that we disagreed with, or, in Prophet’s case, were wholly against, but many of the Rabbits are already beyond girlhood and thus it was expected that we not understand certain plights.
prettyprophet: Cultural differences, that age gap turning us into cynical adults……..man, you guys know I ain’t the whole pining-for-the-past type…..but….
nde: Looking back isn’t a weakness.
funny_bunny: Sure it is! Onward! ONWARD!
prettyprophet: Says the kid promoting this thing the most.
funny_bunny: Plastic Girl! USAMARU! USAGI! TEDDY! TEDDIE!
Lavie Rhap: There will also be another retrospective post focused on Plastic Girl soon.
prettyprophet: Furuya, we love you.
funny_bunny: MORE MORE MORE!
prettyprophet: And that was WTF Month. Maybe our last…….god, this was tiring. Oh, and for those wondering, the past three ACHTUNG pics I picked were from Mecha Fetus. Artists Kinuko, EU03, and Paul, respectively.
nde: alphabetsoup as provider and scanner, holstein, Kawaii Pattycakes, and Peking Duck as cleaners/typesetters/quality control, and Fallen of Harroku as cleaner.
prettyprophet: This’ll be the only time we make this a big thing. We’re taking a break after. I’m going to get out of the city, play some Devil Survivor……what the fuck is everyone else going to do?
Lavie Rhap: I assume you’re talking about “that” trip?
nde: So we’re going too.
funny_bunny: I’m not! I’m going to stay and do lots and lots of Rabbity work! ALL BY MYSELF.
prettyprophet: Fuck off, you’re coming.
funny_bunny: DEVIL SURVIVOR! I’m going to go Haru route!
prettyprophet: Naoya. Lavie, pick one.
Lavie Rhap: I’m somewhat lacking on knowledge of the paths?
prettyprophet: Just pick a hot guy.
Lavie Rhap: Weren’t they mostly children?
prettyprophet: That’s what I thought. But then Kaido, the thug, he’s like 20. Naoya’s 24, Gin’s 25.
Lavie Rhap: Gin was the one who looked like a barkeep?
funny_bunny: That’s what he is!
Lavie Rhap: Gin then.
nde: I’ll give you the second playthrough.
funny_bunny: Rabbits, over and out!
prettyprophet: WTF Month true end.