Slayers:Volume 10 Afterword
A = Author - Hajime Kanzaka / L = L-sama / S = Subordinate S
A : Madam! Did you hear? The 10th volume of Slayers, 'Evil devices in Solaria' has come out.
L : How shameless of you to just announce it like that so late! Write more quickly next time!
A : Sniff-sniff
L : Don’t try playing innocent with this sudden blubber-routine.
A : By the way, it’s once again the time of the year to send out the New Year’s Cards!
L : Another random topic switch... Well, it doesn't matter anyway...
A : So, I want to let you know one thing about the New Years’ Cards. The author asked his family and friends to create the address book for it, and it will be completed around November. This means that the letters that did not make it to the author before the address book’s completion will only be included in next year’s New Year’s Card giveaway. So if you did not send a letter to the author up to now, please don’t write letters later that the card did not arrive, because this was likely the reason. I will try sending out as many cards I can, but some requests will surely be passed to the next year. And if you omitted the exact address or your name, then of course I cannot help you. Please be careful with that.
L : Some people really do that?
A : Yes, quite a few. They write “Please send a reply with a New Year’s Card!”, but no address or name is provided.
L : That seems really pointless.
L : Anyway, the picture on this year’s cards will be my lovely face again?
A : Right, sure... As a matter of fact, I was about to write “the idiot-looking L and her subordinate S” on this year’s card.
L : Whaat?! Idiot-looking L?! I held back right now, but the next time I’ll really kick your ass for this!
S : It looks like you didn’t hold back right now either.
L : It is said that “a lion uses all of his strength even to catch a rabbit”! Hmm... The author is knocked out, so help me with the afterword.
S : Oh? Can I? Hee-hee! It’s been such a long time since I could officially appear in the afterword! I can finally afford some white rice!
L : Are you that poor?
S : Err, anyway... right, so the topic was the New Year’s Card! According to what the author said, it looks like I am going to be on it too!
L : Last year you were a snowman. How about a Christmas tree this time?
S : Sniff-sniff... How can you say such terrible things...? Are you serious?
L : No, no.
S : Sniff-sniff.
L : Well, let's push the topic of the cards aside. Next, we’ll talk about the character popularity vote!
S : You are going to hold one?
L : No, it's not officially declared yet. But lots of fan letters brought up the topic of opening a vote, and it looks like the author started considering it too.
S : But the question is how, isn’t it?
L : It is. Because of that, the author does not want to start it right away. One vote per person does not look fun, especially since counting them would be difficult. Also, as per my suggestion in the afterword of “The Cursed Sword of Bezeld”, some readers might spend a whole fortune on sending in votes. So, we’ll open an idea contest about how the Slayers popularity vote should be held!
S : How clever of you to make events out of everything!
L : The conditions are the same as before. The method with the most votes wins if the editor also agrees to it! Also, the method must be funny!
S : By the way, when is the entry deadline?
L : It’s when the author decides to open the new popularity vote, of course!
S : The third popularity vote... I hope I can make it to fourth place this time...
L : Then we’ll be waiting for some great ideas! See you!
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