Next Chapter Delayed

November 20, 2016 Leave a comment

I have some family matters to tend to.  This shouldn’t result in a hiatus, but next chapter will be delayed for 1-2 weeks at least.

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Bartender Glass 146 – Fox

November 7, 2016 4 comments

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Drinks of the Day:

Golden Cadillac

  • 20 ml Galliano Liqueur
  • 20 ml Crème de cacao
  • 20 ml Heavy Cream

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

An entertaining chapter with some good morals.  Starts off with a difficult customer that is eventually cracked by Sasakura’s drink.  Sasakura also made keen observations like he normally would.  It’s a pretty classic Bartender chapter.  The story is also full of morals.  Don’t listen to rumors cause they’re not always true.  And Ayaka also reminded us to never give up because it’s possible to overcome any obstacle.

Like the previous chapter, I feel there’s some disconnect between two scenes though.  When Sasakura talked about the old bottle being taller, Ayaka immediately reacted with “You … went out of your way to make this cocktail with the old, tall bottle?”  It’s not as weird, but I feel she reacted too quickly and too fast.  I think it would’ve felt more natural if the author added one more frame of her looking at the bottle and making the realization.

 

 

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Bartender Glass 145 – Bartender Akatsu Shinji (Part 2)

October 14, 2016 4 comments

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Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Blue Blazer

  • 60 ml Scotch
  • 60 ml Hot Water
  • Lemon Peel
  • Lit up Scotch and pour into Hot Water

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

This chapter had an enjoyable subject, flair bartending.  I’ve never been to a flair bar or seen any professional performances before, but it looks interesting.  I think there are far more “non-traditional” bars in American than Japan though.  Everywhere you go, the bars are loud, rowdy, and just a bunch of people trying to have a good time.  I think the author tried to make the distinction too black and white.  Even in earlier chapters, you see a lot of people go to Sasakura’s bar when they are happy or want to have a good time.

I also don’t really like the flow of both chapters.  There were a few chapters like this before, where the dialog just doesn’t fit right.  Feels like the author couldn’t find a better way to push the story along.  For example, it feels odd to me that Akatsu would comment on Sasakura’s lack of flair bartending experience.  They were having a good talk about traditional bars vs flair bars, and boom, he just suddenly made that comment.  Another instance is where Akatsu just goes off on a rage and make a 2-handed Blue Blazer.  Then he immediately looks calm again.  It’s not like Sasakura screwed up or anything.  No reason to get angry and be insulted.

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Bartender Glass 144 – Bartender Akatsu Shinji (Part 1)

September 22, 2016 2 comments

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Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Strawberry Vodka Marini

  • 45 ml Vodka
  • 3-4 Crushed Strawberries

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

I normally don’t write anything until the entire story is finished, but there’s one thing I wanted to point out for this particular chapter.  Akatsu already predicted what Sasakura is going to say “Martini”.  Proof?  He picked up that Smirnoff Vodka bottle and placed a nozzle on there while he was popping the question.  I bet he was already going to make Strawberry Vodka Martini, but wanted to make it seem like he’s just making a cocktail genre that Sasakura picked.  Shady, shady, shady.

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Bartender Glass 143 – Treasures of the Bar – The Great Aspiration

August 29, 2016 7 comments

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I had to switch work stations for the new job, so now I have a Macbook, which I’m using to scanlate.  I’ve never really used one before, so it’ll take some time for me to get used to it.  I hope it won’t slow me down too much.

Links:

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Drinks of the Day:

Champagne Millesime, 2005 Andre Clouet

Thoughts (Spoiler Alert):

Final chapter before the opening of Sasakura and Wakui’s bar.  It’s a nice way to end this short arc of finding bar treasures.  The arc started with Wakui going from being excited to uneasy since Sasakura’s attitude towards the new bar was quite apathetic.  But he finally understood where Sasakura has been putting his mind and energy.  It also shows Wakui how important he is to Sasakura.

Don Quixote is a fitting comparison to Sasakura.  Sometimes Sasakura’s explanations and considerations get so involved, it does feel like he’s just trying to fix nothing.  It’s as if he’s fighting an imaginary enemy.  I mean, Sasakura is right most of the time, but I can definitely see Sasakura reading too much into a situation.  Maybe someone was just having a bad day, but maybe Sasakura will use his keen sense of perception and come up with some crazy theory.

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Finally Landed A Job

August 1, 2016 8 comments

After more than two months of job searching and interviewing, I finally landed a job.  My first day is two weeks from now.  I’m still unsure of what my work load will be like, but if it’s similar to my old job, then I can continue to release one chapter of Bartender every two weeks. Will try to keep you guys posted.

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Hiatus Again

May 25, 2016 9 comments

I will most likely be losing my job in the next few months.  I need to focus my time and energy on finding a new job, so I won’t be releasing any new chapters until then.

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