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05 November 2008 @ 11:15 am
Having discovered that TokyoPop has liscensed Gorgeous Carat: La Esperanza, I have decided to shut down the community. Another factor, of course, is the fact that I haven't heard from our translator in nearly six months. It seems fruitless to continue when in just seven months (Amazon has a May 2009 release date up for volume one), we will all be able to purchase copies.

Thank you all for your support!
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28 September 2008 @ 10:49 am
The latest issue of Spica featuring a new chapter of Gorgeous Carat is now available:
http://www.gentosha-comics.net/genzo/nbissue/2008/09/26-020000.php

Download instructions are here:
http://community.livejournal.com/gc_scans/1257.html
 
 
28 July 2008 @ 08:46 am
The new issue of Spica, with the latest chapter of Gorgeous Carat is now available here:

http://www.gentosha-comics.net/genzo/nbissue/2008/07/28-020000.php
 
 
05 June 2008 @ 11:36 am
Okay folks! I've got some good news for you. I spoke with ashuriya and she's hoping to finish the translations for chapter three and four by the end of June. Which means we're looking at a possible release date of mid to late July for chapter three. The story just keeps getting more intense (I'm sure you know if you've been downloading SPICA every month like we have!) and this gets us closer to being caught up with what has been released.

As of right now though, the only staff members we have are astraplain, ashuriya, and myself. It's obviously a hard untertaking to get everything finished in a decent amount of time with only three people. This is where you guys come in.

We are looking for more staff to help us get this wonderful story translated and scanned. If you can help out in any capacity, please leave a comment (all comments are screened, so please be honest) with the requested information.

What we are looking for:
Translator:
ashuriya is our main translator. Basically this position will be a secondary one--helping out when she is unable to meet a potential deadline, translating any items that she is unable to read, translating minor items that may have been missed the first time around, etc. Despite being a secondary translator, your roll is still vitally important to the group because it will mean the possibility of faster releases.

A strong knowledge of the japanese language is required as you will be translating directly from the characters and not romaji. If interested in the position, please leave a comment with the following:

-email address
-How long you've been reading/speaking japanese
-Any previous scan group experience
-Availability (ie: any vacations, school events, periods of time you will be unavailable)

QC
astraplain and I both currently take on this roll, but as editior, it's really hard for me to see clearly after I complete the finished product. :D We're looking for 1-3 people that will be willing to look over 1) the complete translation to fix any errors and restructure sentences and 2) look over the completed scans to check for placement issues, spelling and grammatical errors, etc.

A strong knowledge of the english language is required. You should be familiar with manga as well since you will be looking at placement, fonts, and facial errors as well. If interested in the position, please leave a comment with the following:

-email address
-How many years you've been studying English (a listing of related classes/proficiency level would be nice as well)
-Any previous scan group experience
-How long you've been reading manga
-Availability (ie: any vacations, school events, periods of time you will be unavailable)

SFX translator
Your roll will be to translate any and all sound effects. Again, a strong knowledge of japanese is required since you will be translating directly from the characters and not from romaji. If interested in the position, please leave a comment with the following:

-email address
-How long you've been reading/speaking japanese
-Any experience translating SFX before
-Any previous scan group experience
-Availability (ie: any vacations, school events, periods of time you will be unavailable)

The more staff members we get, the sooner we can release the chapters so we hope, if you are able to, you will be willing to help us out! Thanks so much for your continued support in the project!
 
 
30 May 2008 @ 07:54 pm
This is a month overdue from it's original release date, but it's finally here. I'm very happy to present chapter two of Gorgeous Carat: La Esperanza to you all. I hope you will find that it's worth the wait. Thanks to our hard working staff (and again, I'm sorry to you all for being such a lazy editor!).

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16 May 2008 @ 02:43 am
I...have no excuse. So we'll just leave it at that, shall we? Feel free to light your stakes and bring out your pitchforks. :|

To update you guys on what's going on, we ARE still planning on releasing chapter two. During the editing process, I noticed a few things that needed translating and our very busy translator was swamped with school so things were delayed a bit. However, we are now shooting for a May 25 release date. We are also going to continue on with the chapters. I'll be posting an advertisement for some much needed help soon, so stay tuned for that.

And now, I present you with the RAW chapters of chapters one and two. These are from my own personal collection and therefore ARE NOT the official scans that we are using. Sizing is not necessarily consistant because I am lazy. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES REPOST THESE ANYWHERE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. If I find you that you have, I will hunt you down and kill you. Or at the very least, yell a little and then take down all links. So you have been warned. XD

Chapter one: megaupload | mediafire
Chapter two: megaupload | mediafire

If you need these uploading to a different server, feel free to let me know and I'll get to it when I get a chance.

And thanks for being so patient with me! You guys are the best! <3
 
 
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10 April 2008 @ 08:23 pm
I am the world's worst editor. RL drama distracted me from my editing duties for awhile and consequently, we won't be releasing chapter two tomorrow. (ducks from flying bricks)

The good news is that the new release date shouldn't be too far off. One, maybe two weeks at the most. I hope...I'll let you all know as soon as I figure it out.

To make up for being made of 100% FAIL, I'll be posting the raw scans for chapters one and two within the next few days. I was surprised by the poll results--73% of you voted to have the raws posted as well. So I promise to get those up for you as soon as I'm able to. (The staff yahoo group is being angry and spastic so I can't download the files right now)

Again, I'm so very, very sorry for the delay on chapter two. I hope you'll all forgive me!
 
 
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18 March 2008 @ 09:35 pm
I just wanted to give a heartfelt THANK YOU on behalf of the whole team. Your excitement and enthusiasm about the release on Friday made the hard work worth it. We hope you'll stay around for more! Which reminds me, we're looking to release chapter two around April 11, so be sure you check back for updates!

So, now I have a question for all of you.

Poll #1156560 Raw scans?

Are you interested in the RAW scans as well?

Yes
25(75.8%)
No
7(21.2%)
 
 
A variety of information for Gorgeous Carat fans

- A brief fandom overview
- Gorgeous Carat fanfiction and information links
- Information about purchasing downloadable chapters of Spica magazine featuring chapters of the new Gorgeous Carat (in Japanese). Downloading the magazine costs less than $2 (US) and helps support You Higuri.

Please comment with any links that should be added to this listing

EDIT: added link for detailed instructions for downloading Spica (thanks to inga_b)

EDIT: added new link for German You Higuri shrine

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14 March 2008 @ 01:47 am
And now, at long last, I'm very proud to present the first official release of gc_scans. I want to thank the very hard working staff for their fantastic efforts (and also to apologize for my complete lack of knowledge and slowness ^^;). We have everyone enjoys the first chapter of Gorgeous Carat: La Esperanza--I know we all did.

We'll be presenting the chapters in two different formats. Both have the same content; the only difference is file type--we've got PNG and JPG. astraplain thought some of the readers might like a smaller file size and suggested doing JPG format as well. So, without further adieu...I present the downloads!

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JPG FORGMAT
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We hope you all enjoy and thanks for reading! Once again, happy White Day!
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