Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!:Volume 3 Afterword
I realized that recently, the time for me to read seemed to have decreased a lot.
Although writing a book, causing the time for me to read books to decrease seems to be fine according to the law of equivalent exchange, to me, who can waste time endlessly when it concerns books, the internet and video games, it’s indeed rather lonely.
Just like that, I tried to check out my receipts, calculating the ratio of the books bought and books read these two months.
In the recent fifty days, there were 126 mangas, 73 light novels in total, and the read through rate was 45%.
Although most of the manga had been read through, the amount of light novels read did seemed to have decreased substantially. After all, reading through light novels is more time-consuming. But when I mentioned this to my friends, I was actually scolded ‘You’re fooling around too much!’, but is that so……?
Basically, from high school on, each time I got five hundred yen lunch money, I would use a hundred yen to buy the largest Western bread, leaving the rest to buy books. Compared with that time, I really read a lot less books.
But speaking of the problem, it should be the fact that the walls of my room are filled with books. My bookracks had already been fully filled, while a large stack of books was placed before it as well.
If there’s a huge earthquake, causing me to be unluckily buried in a hill of books, I will be in serious danger. In any case, let’s pray that there won’t be a Kanto earthquake before ‘Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!’ and ‘Mayoi Neko Overrun!’ are finished.
Everyone, long time no see. I’m Tomohiro Matsu, whose body condition has improved slightly recently.
Perhaps because I finally calmed down as I passed through the freakish schedule of publishing four books in five months, returning to the schedule of publishing one book per month. Just like that, I am currently in an odd mental state as I keep feeling that there’s something wrong.
Even so, I still had a more than 39°C fever one week before the deadline, so I could only call the editor and say: ‘Sorry, can you delay it for a few days?’. After that, I got the warm encouragement (?) of : ‘We’ll try to wait till the end! But the deadline won’t change since it’s going to be the Golden Week soon!’ In the end, I still managed to complete it.
Fortunately, I still successfully returned my life to normal, occasionally watching movies and playing video games. However, the animes accumulated in my hard disk weren’t completely finished……
After that, I wanted to have a more energetic way of writing.
That’s why I tried to write the third volume of the novel in a more energetic pace. How do you think about it?
I used a whole book to write the story proceeding from Shichi-Go-San to Christmas, spanning for a month. As it was easier to arrange various events, writing it was quite pleasant. Although I still had a lot that I wanted to write, continuing to write it without limit would only make the book thicker, and it will become endless, so it was somewhat of a headache to balance it out.
Nakajima-sensei’s illustrations feel quite experienced. Every character feels so cute that they’re irresistible. Although I thought of putting the focus on different characters, writing something similar to a short story series, I still want to allow the main storyline to proceed, so I was quite troubled. How good would it be if there are 48 hours in a day……
That’s right, speaking of characters, regarding the hair color of the easily deluded high school girl— Kitahara Shiori, it was pink in the illustrations, while it was described as black in the book, so people asked me if there was a mistake. After that, even Nakajima-sensei came over to ask me the same question.
Regarding that part, I have my own explanation, so please allow me to talk about a small past memory. As I entered this world, when I started to take part in the production of a certain brand of a somewhat famous video game, I obtained the chance to get the rights for the continuation of a popular game. Although the female main character inside was a serious, considerate, obedient child, she had long, pink hair. As I didn’t think much about it, and wrote down ‘~ pink long hair……’ and the like in the script. In the end. I was called over by the production team and was scolded: ‘For manga, anime and video games, hair color is a brand! Is it possible that there are high school students with green or pink hair in reality! Even if they look pink, they are still black!’
That time, I really felt like I was brought out of my mistakes, and felt that his words were quite justified as well. From that time on, from what I know, no matter what color they are in the illustrations, without special note, the hair color would be black, or variations of brown.
However, describing the color accurately would easily cause confusion, so regarding the hair color, I normally won’t describe it in detail, but I accidentally wrote too much for Shiori. Allow me to apologize for this over here.
Here, I wish that the readers can just treat the above as just descriptions. However, there are a lot of my spelling errors and typos, so…… I’m really sorry. I’ll definitely notice it more, and continue to work hard.
Lastly, this work could only have been published with many people’s help, so thank you for everyone who helped out. To the readers holding this book in their hands right now, I give you my eternal gratitude.
If you are still willing to support, it will be an unrivalled happiness to me.
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