September 22nd, 2007

red-eyed goujun by _mrowr @ muffyface

'Grow old along with me--' 'Haff we a choice, bach?'

I've been fretting that it takes me longer and longer to read manga. I can't believe that my Japanese is worse than it was a dozen years back, when I'd polish off a book over breakfast. A leisurely breakfast, but still. It's been the rare manga these last years that's taken less than an hour to read: some Saiyuki, some Akino, one Kou Josei (which astonished me: manga with Chinese in them take forever.) Hell, I can't read English manga in less than an hour.

I may have stumbled on the solution. Collapse )