Archive for January, 2013

New front page

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

For the longest time, the front page of www.houseofsixten.com has contained nothing but a picture and a link.

Not anymore.

Notice what it says underneath the Autumn Children text.

That’s right, Autumn Children can now be preordered on DoujinPress. Please support your local Toho artist.

@houseofsixten

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Ever since Lotus Cobra is Evil gave me some measure of popularity, people have been recommending that I get a twitter account, @mtgcolorpie in particular saying “all the big kids are doing it”. But I don’t upgrade unless I need to – I’m the type that goes into a Verizon store and asks for “the dumbest phone available.”

What finally made me cave was reading the tweets about Autumn Children on pixiv and finding a conversation between @SekiyaHiroshi and @Minoriko_A_Key about asking me for permission to translate Autumn Children into Japanese. I tried to think of a way to join the conversation and let them know “it’s okay, go ahead,” and finally settled on the most obvious solution.

My twitter handle is also the most obvious, @houseofsixten.

Interesting twitter fact 1
This first tweet comes from @kenkyukan, where Takahiro has the following things to say about House of Sixten:

どうやらこの方は男性みたいなんですが、絵がかわいすぎますね。これは男性の描く絵じゃないわ・・・。それにとても日本的な絵柄。http://t.co/7W0ACdsO ブログのサブタイトルが「cute makes right(かわいいは正義)」とか日本を分かりすぎてて怖い。

My super weak and clumsy translation: “This person appears to be a man, but his art is too cute. These are not a man’s drawings… Also, the drawings are very Japanese in style. His blog’s subtitle is ‘cute makes right’ (‘kawaii wa seigi’), showing a scary understanding of Japan.”

I consider this a high compliment, and have tweeted my thanks to @kenkyukan. I wish I was better at Japanese so we could converse more freely.

Interesting twitter fact 2
Twitter’s artificial intelligence recommends that I follow @Gayarou. This is unusually dumb for artificial intelligence. Have I done anything to indicate that I would be interested in the things Gayarou does?

Status report
I am resting my hand after straining it during the wild rush to complete Autumn Children. When I have recovered I promise to start up A Song of Guns and Roses again. I apologize to the Youmu x Reisen fans for making you wait so long.

Autumn Children (COMPLETE)

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

House of Sixten presents its second Toho Project fanbook, featuring the crackest pairing ever hatched, Lunasa x Shizuha.

Autumn Children is the story of how the goddess of autumn leaves began her journey from “The Symbol of Loneliness and Demise” to “A God That Loves People” with the help of a kind-hearted pilgrim.

Don’t like opening the pages individually? Read it on pixiv

Front cover

Act 1

Page 01
Page 02
Page 03
Page 04
Page 05
Page 06
Page 07
Page 08
Page 09
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16

Act 2

Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32

Act 3

Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48

Credits
Back cover

Because some people went and uploaded Fairy Ring to various places without my permission, I’m getting around that problem by granting advance permission to anyone who wants to post Autumn Children anywhere. Thank you for playing!