Who needs momentum?! (Apparently we do…)

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Slayers SEDS ch. 05:
“Over Mountains, Over Streams: The Dragon’s Vale”

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I’d say we’re on a roll, but two releases in two weeks isn’t really that impressive, is it? Oh, well. If you know us, you know it won’t last. OTL (No! Stay positive! We’ll keep the release rate up, GO US! Keep Slayers Sunday going, even if it has to be in doujinshi form!)

This chapter was edited by the FEARLESS AND PEERLESS Tom the Might (lol sorry Tom), typeset AND ACTUALLY MADE POSSIBLE by Kaori (she like pulled an all nighter for it THATS MY GIIIIIRL), and scanned & QC’d by Melfra. Now go get it while it’s lukewarm!

ALSO, if Slayers isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of other releases on the horizon– so if there’s something you want to see, drop us a line! We don’t have a lot of active series right now (mostly because nothing’s catching my eye…. siiiiigh), but we’re open for suggestions.

SEE YOU NEXT SUNDAY!

I hope…

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Slayers Sunday? Don’t mind if I do!

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Slayers SEDS ch. 04:
“The Heretics’ Plot”

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The Slayers fandom on Tumblr recently (ish? within the last couple of months anyway) started this thing called Slayers Sunday where people go hog-wild with Slayers stuff, and we thought it’d be neat (or NEET AHAHAHA) to join in the fun! So here, we break our (unofficial) hiatus with the next chapter of Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story! OH GOD I LOVE THIS CHAPTER. Not going to spoil too much about it, but I love how Shouko’s Gourry is based on the novels more than the anime. He may be a little dense, but he knows what’s up. For the most part, anyway.

This chapter was brought to you by Tom the Mighty on editing duty (AS USUAL), Kaori-chan at the typesetting helm, scanned and QC’d by Melfra, and translated by yours truly! Enjoy!

And with that, we… tentatively end our hiatus. HI GUYS WHAT’S UP YOU MISS US HUH? We’re taking applicants for new members, so if you’ve replied even within the last weeks and I haven’t gotten back to you, PLEASE DON’T THINK I’M IGNORING YOU! I’ve just been terribly busy and I’m working through the backlog! Thanks for your patience, and see you all later this week. Probably. If I don’t fail at this again. Hah….

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Barajou no YEEAHHHH BUDDY! IT’S BEEN LICENSED!

CONGRATULATIONS!
Barajou no Kiss has been licensed
for English release by Viz!

Buy it November 2014!
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If anyone knows us here at Turtle Paradise, you’ll know that little, if anything, gives us as much joy as when a series is licensed for English release. So all of our congratulations to Viz media and Ms. Aya Shouoto for (legally) bringing yet another excellent series to North American shores!

I hope you all will join us in purchasing the series when it becomes available on bookshelves. (And if you’re not sure where to buy it, we’ll help you find links when they’re available!) Of course, please support the author when the official release is available. We will be removing the links to our downloads as the new volumes are released.

Now, to close the curtain on this lovely series. (Appropriate, or ironic? You be the judge.)

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Barajou no Kiss Punishment 40:
“Farewell”

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Barajou no Kiss vol. 9 Side chapters:
“Going Rosy!” and “A Certain Girl’s Rose Extravaganza”
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We hope you enjoy the final, super-sized chapter of Barajou! It’s been a fun few years, everyone. Again, we urge you all to delete these chapters once they’re out for English release (if only to spare me the humiliation of airing out my translation errors HAH) and purchase them once they’re available in your area. We hope you enjoyed the series.

(Fair warning: Don’t come in here with excuses as to why you can’t afford it or why you’re pissed about the series being licensed in general, okay? Those comments are not welcome here. Don’t make me feel any guiltier about posting this chapter.)

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The Twelve Days of Doujinshi, day twelve: The F – A Story (FF9)

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The F – A Story
Series: Final Fantasy VIII
Author: Shirow Miwa/M.M.M Works (Gee)
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Here it is, everyone, the final (story-based) chapter/book in The F, and it’s… Boy, is it a way to close out a great book. Hope you all enjoy. This one was edited by Tom the Mighty (per usual), scanned by Melfra (per usual), and typeset and translated by yours truly (also per usual. As far as doujinshi are concerned, anyway.)

And thus, we bring the 12 days of doujinshi to a close and with it we celebrate Turtle Paradise’s fifth anniversary! It’s been a slow few years, hasn’t it? But hey, with an active period like that, at least you know we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s come to the point where Melfra and I associate our birthday with this place anyway (being formed during one particularly heinous birthday bash), so if there ever comes a year where we don’t celebrate it with a mind-boggling amount of doujinshi, well, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fill that void.

Speaking of which, our regular releases resume this week! We’ll be closing the book (lol) on one of our favorites, but I think it’s high time we started expanding our project repertoire. Starting this year, doujinshi will no longer be restricted to a Twelve-Days only event, and we’ll continue releasing them whenever the heck we feel like it. There were quite a few doujinshi this year that just didn’t pan out due to time constraints (Mostly because The F was so damn good we couldn’t help giving over 5 days to it in favor of some other, slightly less-deserving of its ilk. Please see: about four freakin’ Slayers doujinshi, including yet ANOTHER Teinyu, halp), and we’d have to do 12 days for approximately the rest of our lives to barrel through our collection at the rate we’re going.

Between starting a new, soul-sucking job with a schedule that took WAY more getting used-to than I’d ever expected, plus a few serious financial crises, hospital stays, and a car wreck, I’d say 2013 was a shitty year for TP, release-wise. Here’s hoping 2014 will be nice and uneventful. Now go read some fuck-awesome doujinshi.

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The Twelve Days of Doujinshi, day eleven: Snowdrop (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)

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Snowdrop
Series: The Girl who Leapt Through Time
Author: 0713 (Mameko)
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Have a doujinshi about cuties being super cuties, OOPS IT’S SUPER SHOUJO. SORRY TOM. Also, the artist is FEROCIOUSLY on model for the movie, so much so that Melfra conducted a week-long search to see if the artist was on staff for the movie. She isn’t, but MAN, YOU’D BE FOOLED.

Edited and scanned by Melfra, translated and typeset by yours truly.

Enjoy! ONLY ONE DAY LEFT. Tomorrow’s festivities might be… uh… extreme.

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