November 28th, 2005


Vinland Saga

I found this at least of some interest. There was an announcement that a new manga (Japanese comic series) would begin running in a serialized publication called Afternoon in Japan starting with the February 2006 issue (available on store shelves during yule in Japan). The new comic by Makoto Yukimura, creator of Planetes (whose English translated version is available in the U.S at major book retailers), called Vinland Saga is about a young Viking Warrior.

No news yet if there are any companies interested in bringing it over for translation.

The original online announcement in Japanese can be found here (at least for the time being):


Do you have the key?

Metal Smith's Key
Masini Gioielli: Love Key Pendant
Masini Gioielli: Friendship Key Pendant
Masini Gioielli: Luck Key Pendant
Masini Gioielli: Success Key Pendant
Small key Pendant
Silver Key necklace with glass pearls
A Key with Bling
Toned Down key Bling

I bet you can guess what I was looking for... nothing that I per se, definitely want. It' hard to find what I'm looking for within a reasonable price range. When you know the cost of the materials and the amount of work involved... sometimes the mark up is just ridiculous.