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Just what have I gotten myself into?
ChuckWriting
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Hey,

Well, I've started to read my Ranma volume and now I'm addicted to it just as I'm addicted to so many other things. The only problem: My favorite store has the next THREE volumes on back order. They also have the first volume listed as "out of stock," so I guess I made it just in time.

So far it seems the anime didn't stray too far from the manga. A lot of the same things have happened and it's just as funny and good. I've been reading a chapter before bed each night. I kind of want to read this slowly since I can't seem to get more volumes quickly due to either stock availability or lack of money. That way, perhaps, when I finish the volume I might have the next one waiting!

Where I left off, we just met Dr. Tofu. He's so cute and funny. And I just love how he scared the crap out of Ranma with Betty. Like everyone just walks around with a skeleton named Betty, sheesh.

I'll be curious to see if i notice any differences in the manga than what I saw in the anime as I read along.

That's all for now. I just thought I'd share some of my thoughts on the manga I've read thus far. I wish they hadn't flipped it or Inuyasha. I am so used to the scans that I sometimes get lost because I'm reading right to left instead of left to right. It takes me a couple minutes to remember to read the way I've read all my life, which makes me kind of laugh.

The part I can't wait for in the Ranma manga: P-Chan! Need I say more?

Until next time,

Far Away Eyes

PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BETA!!!!
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yes! it's awesome all right (but you knew i'd say that.)

you'll see, the anime diverges significatnly after the first season or so.

yay for Ranma lovers!

Sigh. I wonder why the anime has to diverge from the manga. Why not just make the source material into anime and leave it at that. I can understand a couple fillers here and there if they need to wait for the manga to get far enough ahead, but still. It just seems odd to me that it would diverge so much. I guess I'll just have to wait and see how it goes.

why, indeed? the best Ranma anime i think are the OAV discs (two of them i think). they pic the 'best' manga stories. though frankly in most cases i still prefer the manga versions myself. ah. such a purist!

I just wish VIZ hadn't flipped every thing, especially in Inuyasha. Sesshomaru is always ALL backwards and it bugs me. It distracts me to see his moon the wrong way and his left arm being his ONLY arm. It's just not right!

i know. tho i started w/ the flipped manga so i hardly notice now (except that i read the pages the wrong way and wonder why it done'st make any sense!)

I have the same problem. I have to read the first page of whatever I'm reading like three times to go "oh yeah, read left to right, dummy. It might make sense then!"

I started with the flipped version as well, but I really noticed the offness of Sesshomaru after I read the scans and went back to the flipped manga. Now I just have to pretend it's not wrong.

yeah, that missing arm really fucks with his symytry!

You ever watch the show Monk? I know Monk would be totally driven nuts by Sesshomaru's lack of a left arm. He'd probably have to hide that side from his view...

no, i haven't. i don't watch TV (long story). but from what i hear, i know what you mean. poor monk and sess would make such a lousy slash pair!

Considering Monk doesn't TOUCH anyone and would need a "wipe" right away after anything of the sort..NO. They would be so incompatible. And knowing Monk, he'd be trying to make Sess be in symmetry. The fur on one shoulder but NOT the other would also drive him mad. It should be on BOTH in his world.

and try to get Sesshoumaru to wear a prothesis..

"Here's the thing...you have to get a prosthetic arm for me to talk, cause it bothers me. . .you know"

Monk!! My word that obsessive compulsive super neat freak who'll throw up nearly at the sight of dirt??!! I can imagine the freak out he'll do on Sesshoumaru.. He would pull out the cleaning supplies and attempt to clean Sesshoumaru.. and Jaken with his always being pounded into the dirt or having a foot in his face.. giggles.. I can see Sess becoming very unglued by Monk!! and the missing arm would completely lay him out..

I can just see Monk going "Here's the thing. . .your friend has nature on him." And then I can see him whispering to Natalie about how that man has only "one arm and it throws off his whole symmetry and that fur thing is only one side and it just isn't right!" I don't think Sesshomaru would know what to think. Monk's very, very odd!

I can see Poor Monk just whipping out those sanitary wipes to clean off everything!! and the smell I can imagine would offend Sesshoumaru and let's not even mention What Monk would do upon see the dripping vemon from Sesshies poison claws! Can you picture those two as lovers??!! falls over with laughter!!

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