Another weekend is upon us, and it’s only 3 more days before summer is officially over here in the US 😦
This week has been especially hard for me. There were so many sad news, and they all came around the same time. An old friend with whom I used to hang out in school passed away. Yet another person, someone very dear to another friend passed away. Then, the following day, we received a phone call that our beloved grandmother has passed away. Three people from three different generations, their lives had ended in 2015.
It makes me think about how precious our time in this world is, and that we shouldn’t take it for granted, treasuring every moment as if it were the last, spending it as much as we can with our loved ones, making beautiful memories that last. Because once we’ve used up time, it’s gone forever.
Ugh… Sorry for putting a damper on your weekend festivity. But I hope you understand why there’s no ‘real’ update this week. I promise I’ll make every effort to make it up to you somehow.
Now let’s move on to a more upbeat news…
First of all, many thanks to those of you who have responded to my inquiries about the blog. I truly appreciate that. As for those who haven’t, I would forever be grateful to you if you could. Your feedback are invaluable to me, and I rely on them to help me improve the quality of this blog.
Speaking of improvement, not sure if anyone has noticed that I’m currently revamping the site. During this time some of the pages/posts maybe inaccessible, so please take a note of that. I’ll make an announcement once I’ve completed the work as there will be changes for sure. If you’re curious, no, I’m not planning to move this blog.
Moving on to another news…
If you’ve never heard of the series before, here are some scans from the manga.
The boy she met several years ago, Johny, has grown up and become a rebel… He does look like Arthur yet his behavior and traits are reminiscent of Abel. But that can’t be true. Georgie was published three years later after Mayme Angel. If anything, Igarashi probably drew Arthur and Abel based on Johny’s image.
We have the rebel and the comforter. Hmm… Does that sound familiar?
Just like Candy, when Mayme is sad she knows exactly where she can turn to, and… is that… Albert? I swear Arman could easily pass as Albert’s long lost twin brother, especially in the panels below.
Hmmm… Apparently, Igarashi couldn’t banish Albert’s image from her mind, and Candy’s too, for that matter, that she drew the two characters in her new series in their likeness. Well, after all we knew how much care and attention she put into Albert and Candy 😉 But the story itself feels more like Georgie than Candy Candy. Perhaps because of the similar premise and setting, about the lives of pioneers and their struggles to survive in the new territory, away from their homeland. Do you know “Little House on the Prairie”, a series of novels written by Laura Ingalls Wilder? I wonder if Igarashi was inspired by that. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s indeed the case since reading Mayme certainly makes me recall scenes from the TV series adaptation of “Little House on the Prairie”.