Here we are with the second volume of Magian Company. I hope you enjoyed it.
This may come as a surprise, but this author has never been to San Francisco. At best, Hawaii. I was hoping to visit San Francisco for the purpose of writing the story, but unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I was unable to do so. …….That's actually a lie, though. Even if there was no pandemic, I wouldn't have had time for it. Who said that "writers were free agents 68 "?
Well, not having enough time is surely better than being left with too much time to spare. Because it means you have a job.
Writers are contract workers. If you don't write a manuscript, you won't earn any money, and even if you do write a manuscript, if the publisher doesn't accept it, you still won't earn any money.
As I wrote in the book, "People don't live to eat, but if they don't eat, they can't live". Or to put it another way, "Man shall not live by bread alone. Even so, without bread, one cannot live".
I should spend more time reading instead of just writing. I've been short on this lately, and I don't feel like going out. I guess I have a hikikomori nature.
This time, the main character alluded to the existence of a prehistoric civilization with magic. I'm a believer of prehistoric civilizations. I think that mythology is a reflection of the memories of prehistoric civilizations.
Well, although I said that I believe in it, it's only wishful thinking, like "It would be nice if it were true". Frankly speaking, it's just a delusion of this author. I don't have the passion to try to prove the existence of prehistoric civilizations academically. Unfortunately, I didn't end up as a Schliemann 69 .
Not even speaking of fieldwork, I don't even have the patience to carefully read and understand the literature on the subject. Instead, I have chosen to create stories of my own. Perhaps I have always had a novelist's nature in this respect. I guess I really ought to read up on mythology, folklore, and old stories for my writing career.
I'm quite sure that my novels will continue to feature fictional prehistoric civilizations that are the figments of my own imagination.
I somehow feel that the world is going in a worse and worse direction. I hope that this is just a delusion of this author. I really want the arrival of the Dark Ages to be confined to the realm of fiction.
So, thank you very much for keeping up with me so far. My next volume will be the second volume of Maidens of Cygnus. I hope to see you again next time.
Makouien is the nickname for Magian Company's Specialized Academy of Industrial Magic Technology or its commonly known name as Industrial Magic Academy.
Evil creatures with great power
A temporary stay.
to conquer; to subjugate; to subdue; to leash
Shinkansen - Wikipedia (Bullet Train)
Lina's line in the colored illustration
Part of Miyuki's line in the colored image
Radio-frequency engineering - Wikipedia
training; drill; practice; discipline
Casual response; routine response; aizuchi; back-channeling; interjections indicating that one is paying attention
“Bent of mind” means inclined to something and fixed on to it and so on.
another; re-; again; repeated;
Production site of Jade
Of the original manufacturing/processing.
Person related to magic
Meaning that it was in the preparatory stage or it was at the mid-process of being turned into a Relic
transformation; innovation; reform; revolution; revolutionizing; upheaval
teenage; impatient; ill-mannered; bad-tempered
to take (someone) by surprise; something unexpected
remade, remolded; converted; reconstructed; adapted
The first mention of “relic” refers to a standard artifact. and the second means Relic, as in, but not limited to, the Original Relic and Tatsuya's Artificial Relics (Magistore).
natural; right; proper; just; appropriate; deserved
地相: geographic features; divination based on the lay of the land
pay (someone) for services rendered or work done.
“it's reciprocal in this regard” in other words meaning that it's a win-win.
Vertical Launch System
As in being in the middle between male and female in appearance
Wall of Perception
Mayumi’s line in the colored illustration.
the state of being behind in the discharge of obligations; an unfinished duty.
Consolidate | Definition of Consolidate at Dictionary.com
once you've committed a crime, commit to it; in for a penny, in for a pound; if you've eaten poison, (lick) the plate
A group of students with a common interest.
Monocoque - Wikipedia
A "Tsukaima" (使い魔), the japanese "familiar". As in sort of the same as the western familiars, such as a black cat etc.
亡霊: Ghost/Apparition of the past; (fig.) What is supposed to be a dead past, but feared that it may have revived.
to fetch (e.g. CPU inst.); to read (data into a system); to load. Probably before it became a magic sequence.
A signal of a recurrent sequence of events in pop culture.
幻 phantom; vision; illusion; dream; apparition
generation; formation; derivation
Members of the Genrouin
Genrōin - Wikipedia; Genrōin, written like "玄老院", describe a national assembly whose members were theoretically appointed directly by the Emperor.
His Excellency Toudou
blessing; permission; (lit) to borrow the power of their suffix
術 (jutsu) isn't something limited to ninjas/shinobis. It's a general term for technique/arts.
Boundaries for religious practices; fence between inner and outer sanctums in a temple; mystical barriers
Invisibility (through magic)
The American comic book hero is “The Flash”, and the classic manga is probably "Cyborg 009"
Subjective time is Kurenai Anzu's time when she uses her ability. The objective time is the time for the rest of the world.
To make plain or understandable; simplified; clarified; explained
"Counting one's chickens before they've hatched”
an intuitive feeling about the future, especially one of foreboding; premonition; intuition; hunch
Technological knowledge of magic
Letting them enjoy their freedom
What happened in the colored illustration.
Hojōjutsu - Wikipedia
Apéritifs are drinks, typically alcoholic, that are normally served before a meal. Digestifs are drinks, typically alcoholic, that are normally served after a meal.
An hors d'oeuvre, appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal.Hors d'oeuvres may be served at the dinner table as a part of the meal, or they may be served before seating, such as at a reception or cocktail party.
Person who asks questions.
Ryōtei - Wikipedia 料亭 A type of high-class, luxurious traditional Japanese restaurant.
襖 Japanese sliding screen.
They couldn't find anything to prove that she was the one who ordered or instigated the members to commit the crimes in the series of incidents in question.
Meaning a person who doesn’t have any commitments that restrict their actions. (Example: a sports player who isn’t bound by a contract and so they’re eligible to join any team.)
Heinrich Schliemann - Wikipedia
Author: Satou Tsutomu