Accel World:Volume 2 Author Notes
Long time no see, or it could be nice to meet you for the first time, I am Kawahara Reki. Thank you very much for reading “Accel World 2 Crimson Storm Princess”.
Regarding the previous volume’s Author’s Notes, from different directions came “Too stiff!” “Pretentious!” “Who?” and others being said about 200 million times, so this time I think that I will sent it out softer.
Twice a week, I rode my old bicycle from my home to near Kawazoi, around 35km north, the ranch there. In that ranch, two kittens were born last year. At first they were so cute, but they really grew up at a tremendous speed (laugh). They became big in no time, and being big is fine, but the problem is when I was eating sweet buns as supplement food on the bench at the ranch, they came flying at fierce speed, and begged for the buns with ‘Nya- Nya-’ cries.
I feel that it’s not too good idea to feed buns to cats, and above all I would like to avoid having my precious calories stolen, so I came up with a plan to give up a bit of dried sardines to them instead of my sweet buns. What a kind person I am! You can get charmed!
However. The dried sardines (domestic ones too) that I held out with full confidence, the cats only sniffed it then ignored it. And then seem to say, ‘Who would eat something like fish, give that bun, give that bun’ in a commotion. I was shocked, do you understand how I felt? At that time I believed that animals like cats are born with a DNA that has “Dried Sardine Love” recorded on it. However it was not like that. Cats that grew up without eating fish, became disliking fish.
The result, right now about 10% of my precious sweet buns were taken by them as the days go by.
The lesson from this no matter story is, “Thinking that someone will be happy to receive, does not mean that they will really be happy to receive”, is what it ended up. Err... even so, the book that I worked hard in my way to write, I pray that it will make everyone happy.
Illustrator HIMA-san, editor Miki-san, this time as well were of great assistance.
For me who felt dejected, the friends in IRC channel who gave me encouragement, and everyone that sent support messages on my site, thank you very much.
And then for you who read till this point, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.