It’s finally over! Oh man, I have some serious torn feelings about this. On the one hand, there were a lot of fascinating tidbits I learned in the process of working on this, and there were elements of Nora herself that I absolutely loved. On the other hand, it was frustrating as hell navigating the dated references and cringe wordplay.
As an aside, the author, Satomi Mikuriya, unfortunately passed away December 14, 2022, an eerie 2 days after I announced my intention to power through to the end of Twinkle Nora. Now I wish I got to it sooner. RIP, sensei.
Just wanted to announce that I’m working on the rest of Twinkle Nora now that I’ve successfully binged all the Pokemon content I wanted to (I caught a shiny Glimmet in a Beast Ball in Pokemon Violet; I’m gonna be good for a while).
Chapter 6 is done, I’ve got decent work done on Chapter 7, and oh god, this chapter is making me cry. Look at that image above. They actually did that! They put white text over a white ship! And that’s not even the worst part of this chapter! I’m not kidding when I say working on parts of this chapter brought me to tears.
Update: Almost done; on the last chapter. Just brainstorming how to work an annoying word gag that doesn’t directly translate to English.
I figure I should be able to get Nora chapters out at a decent clip if I finish three pages a day. However, that amount of work leaves me with little time to do anything else. Three weeks per chapter is probably the safest bet for Nora chapters while maintaining my sanity. Two weeks would be nice and may be more doable starting a couple of weeks from now. One week is outright not happening. One month? Something terrible may have happened.
Anyway, I’ll be working on Twinkle Nora concurrently. It’s not all that related to the original Nora manga. Nora’s completely different and gains psychic powers. Plus, only 9 short chapters of Nora followed by 8 longer chapters of not Nora. Honestly, despite the lack of Nora, I’m not angry at the shift. It reminds me of Short Program, which, if you haven’t read, YOU NEED TO READ NOW.