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Tales of the Abyss: 4th and 5th Dash Novel Scans 
2nd-Jan-2007 11:31 am
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
The Dash novels' website is here.

5th Abyss Dash Novel

I can't pass up a Luke cover. *grin*

The Dash novels come with double-sided fold-out miniature posters the width of the book:

Because every replica wants to meet his original.

Ion in Luke's arms. This is even more beautiful in artwork than it was in the game.

Asch is expressing his feelings for Luke. Which seem to go along the lines of STUPIDITY IS REWARDED BY STRANGULATION.

Natalia is also expressing her feelings for Jade! No wonder she and Asch get along.


I can't get used to calling her Legretta - Regret always seemed a much more elegant, and much more fitting, name.

4th Abyss Dash Novel

Asch Makes the Cover. ... and so does Van. I can't pass up an Asch cover when he looks this good.

This particular artwork looks like the three of them are posing for a promo shot. Of the latest drama to hit Auldrant.

I prefer the Famitsu artwork over the Dash novel artwork, but Dash novel artwork is good for lots of other things! Like lots of pairing pictures:

2nd-Jan-2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Not much Guy's... but-- heck... Did I just saw an IonXLuke?8D

(Be thankful I can love AschXLukeXAsch now without flinching!XDXDXD *hearts*)
And Mieu! Oh so cuteness~!XDXDXD


(Tell me honestly, did you get the novels for the NOVEL or just for the Mieu and Luke pics?>D *pokes*)
2nd-Jan-2007 05:49 am (UTC)
XD YES YOU DID. Or perhaps it was a LukeXIon. *griiin*

(I can now love the GuyXAsch pairing without flinching... much. XD I saw your LJ layout and was "Hey, that's really nice! : ))))) " and then I realised that I had changed.)

XD CUTENESS INDEED. Thank you for giving me the heads-up for this novel first - Luke patting Mieu was just TOO DIFFICULT TO RESIST. xD

HEE HEE HEE. XD I would be happiest if that picture was Asch + Luke + Natalia. XDDDDDD

just for the Mieu and Luke pics?>D
XD BINGO. You know me too well. XD I'd pay for the pictures alone. XD The novel just happens to be a bonus. XDDD
2nd-Jan-2007 04:18 am (UTC)
Hey, it's an aefallen! Hi there!

And lovely pictures, thank you for scanning~! Ion actually looks like a boy for once :P

Personally I like the anime art better than the illustrations for the other other set of novels, because they look less grim and aristocratoc and more approachable. :)
I OWE YOU A PACKAGE/PARCEL, and I intend to SEND MORE SOON. Your package has been sitting on my desk abiding the POST-OFFICE REOPENING - My apologies for taking so long, due to the holiday season and my being out of the country until recently. I meant to say I loved your postcard so much! I saw it and beamed and went GUY! AND BABY LUKE! and my brother recognised it! XDDDD And knew it was Abyss! Thank you thank you so much, it completely made my entire month, and it makes me so HAPPY. It's right in front of my Japanese file for when I get tired of work - then I just look at it and it makes me HAPPY.

You're most welcome! *grin* XDDD Glad you liked these! ; )

*griiin* OH, ION. It's so sad that looking like a boy is only an occasional occurence for him. XD

I love the anime art above all illustrations. ; ) Because of the colour! And it inexplicably feels more canon to me. *grin* I agree that this set of novel has more approachable artwork. It has an entirely different feel to the other novels. More simple, certainly, but I think there's more warmth to it, too. ; )
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2nd-Jan-2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
*grin* Not at all! Welcome, and it's great to meet you! I've seen you around before! *smiles*

You're most welcome! *smiles* Glad to hear you enjoyed this! ; ) I completely understand eye-candy cravings, and I AM HAPPY TO SERVE XDDDDD The Abyss fandom has many lovely and also strange and wonderful things, and I wish you GREAT FUN exploring them! XDDD
2nd-Jan-2007 04:41 am (UTC)
OMG I really wanted to save my money you know. XD But, gosh, these are so wonderful! I just might have to buy them... 8D

But thank you very much for scanning these! These just made my day(or what's left of it XD) Thank you! :D
2nd-Jan-2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
EHEHEHEH - You know, one of my motivations for scanning these is, besides encouraging people to buy them, the feeling of "I've paid for them, so YOU DON'T HAVE TO NOW XDDDDD" Paying for them makes me want to SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD so I get maximum value out of the purchase. XDDDD And I know it's difficult for most people to get their hands on the novels, hence sharing is love!

You're most welcome! *beams* Glad you enjoyed! XD
2nd-Jan-2007 05:02 am (UTC)
hi chris! checking internet from slazburg (their keyboard has letters in funny places Ö) have a good 2007, and i'll give you a call when i get back to london ♥
2nd-Jan-2007 05:50 am (UTC) - KAASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN ;D
*THROWS SELF AT YOU IN DELIGHT* XDDDDDDDD WELCOME BACK TO THE INTERNET! And yes, European keyboards all have letters in funny places! :D DESU NO!

*snug* Can't wait to talk to you again! *PUTS SELF IN AIRPLANE, EXPORTS TO UK* XDDDDDD

Have a great 2007 too!! *beams* XDDD
2nd-Jan-2007 05:02 am (UTC)
second 4th dash novel picture.

i'm so amused at the fact that Guy's standing so close to a girl and still being like ":)"
but then again, i've barely gone past a few hours in the game. *NEEDS TO PLAY MORE*
2nd-Jan-2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
*GRIN* Guy was so scared of girls they had to draw him and Natalia separately, and then merge the pictures. XD Because Guy is Guy that way.

XD I'm at about 60+ hours, but I've stopped, because I think the game is sucking away way too much of my time. Also the last time I touched it to advance, I was reclearing due to a stupid mistake and have not had much motivation to pick it up since. Also since Lin was here, I haven't had the time to, either. XD
2nd-Jan-2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Thanks for the scans!

I keep being reminded lately of how hot Asch is XD The novels just go through the game's events, right?
2nd-Jan-2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
XD You're most welcome! *beams*

I'm beginning to like Asch more after the English game, which is how I relaxed towards him a little. Heh.

The Dash novels go through the game events, but the Famitsu novels give you a little more, like insights into the characters, and more details about their pasts.
2nd-Jan-2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Thanks for the scans and for helping to clear my confusion as to what those novels actually were. Abyss seems to have SO many novels and manga...and other related goods so I have been mixing them all up.
2nd-Jan-2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
*grin* No problem! ; ) Abyss has two sets of novels out - the Dash novels are a faithful recount of the events of the game, and the Famitsu novels are a little extra - character pasts, additional stories and alternate perspectives on the game events from other characters' points of view. ; )
2nd-Jan-2007 06:24 am (UTC)
OMGOSH you bought them. My wallet is already spasming in pain because I cannot resist the Asch!! and so I have already made the decision to buy them regardless of cost.

...You seem to have gotten over your Asch-hatred, judging by the number of scans which include him. :DD What happened? Why wasn't I the one to convert you? *wails*

Also I need to come down on and cuddle you one last time before school starts and before you graduate and have to start work and come home at 1am. >:( And if you haven't already make you finish Abyss before said commitments begin!
2nd-Jan-2007 03:21 pm (UTC) - WHY HELLO THERE XD
Due to replying to this comment, I almost told my brother that Asch had a kitty costume, when I meant Anise. >D

XD Yes, I did. XD You collect the Perfect Guides, I'll collect the novels! Together, we will have a PERFECT COLLECTION. XD I would have started collecting the Dash novels earlier if I'd known they came with good anime art - and it just seems to be getting better!

But Abyss novels are devilishly hard to get. I was there with little_ribbon yesterday, and we were trying to get a second copy of the 5th novel for her, and they only bring in three each time. I had one, another had been sold, and they couldn't find the last copy. And they're out of the first three novels of the Dash series already - but I'm sure they'll make another order if you request.

XDDDDDDDDDDD To tell the absolute truth, my scanning Asch isn't an indication of how much I like him - for the Abyss novels, I'll scan anything that's interesting and relevant. It killed me to scan the Asch and Natalia picture, but I'll do it because I know people are interested in it, even if Asch/Natalia is total anathema to me. XD

But buying the novel because of the Asch cover was an indication of liking Asch more, though. And oh, you'll laugh at this, but I got the November issue of Degenki Maou when I was in KL, and my actual rationale purchase-or-not rationale in it was, "If there isn't Asch in it, I won't buy it." But there was Asch in it - CHIBI ASCH, NO LESS, in a flashback when Van TOOK HIM AWAY. He was so adorable and I wanted to hold him and keep him safe from nasty pervy Sensei. I'll show it to you! XD Heh, I've come a long way from the first Abyss anthology I bought on the basis of "Maximum Mieu, Minimum Asch". XDDDDD maiki said she was proud of me!!! XDDDDD *so amused*

English Asch converted me, really - I warmed to him a lot more after the English game. OH DEAR HEAVENS I HAVE TO SHOW YOU AVATAR. PRINCE ZUKO OF THE FIRE NATION REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF ASCH - angry dispossessed aristocrat. XD And I fell in love with him seconds after setting eyes on him PRECISELY because he reminded me of Asch.

*SNUG* ANYTIME! XDDDDDDD Sometime this week maybe? I need to stay home more! Been going out way, way too much - and I still want to complete the Absorb Gate with you. XD nescienx and I were saying maybe the three of us should go down to Sunshine Plaza this week cause I want to take little_ribbon and I want to ask elvaron too because I really want to see her for more than 2 hours this time! XDDD
2nd-Jan-2007 07:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for the scans!

I really wish I could see the artwork (at least the ones in color) from the other Abyss Dash novels...would you happen to know if they were put up anywhere? :3
2nd-Jan-2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! *grin*

I've not yet seen the novel artwork put up anywhere - and unfortunately I only realised that the Dash novels had anime artwork when the 4th book came out, and therefore only own Dash books from the 4th novel onwards. When I enquired about the earlier copies, I was told they'd all sold out. Abyss seems surprisingly popular. Which... can only be a good thing?
2nd-Jan-2007 09:52 am (UTC)

....I need Asch icons now.
2nd-Jan-2007 01:47 pm (UTC) - *GRIIIN*

You can have anything I have. ; ) Or some of my iconmaker favourites are here (one Asch icon), here (several Asch icons), here (several icons, and also with spoilers, so caution - just page-down slowly, the iconmaker warns before the spoilers). Abyss Bases here, if you'd like to make your own. XD

Or let me know if you have any special requests: a particular shot, a particular quote, anything! And I'll make one for you. ♥
2nd-Jan-2007 12:43 pm (UTC) - OMGGG YAYYYYY YOU GOT IT TOO 8DDD
It's just great to know that I bought my #4 and #5 just a few days ago while I was in Japan....LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT IT TOO. *glomps* I love the Van and Asch cover 8D..........*drools* I'm not thinking about VanAsch; I swear I'm not---

Though I'm a little annoyed that the front cover won't shut flat completely because of the pull-out posters *bricked*
2nd-Jan-2007 02:34 pm (UTC) - *GRIN* WHY YES!! XDD
*GRIIIN* IT'S ALLLLLL GOOD. I bought my third Famitsu book in Tokyo and my fourth in Kyoto - like you, except with the other line of novels! XDD *glomps back XDDD*

I try so hard not to think of Van/Asch, and Van/Luke, but sometimes it's so obvious I can't NOT see it ...

XD I get annoyed that the posters are folded, because when I scan them they aren't as pretty as they could otherwise be. ; ) Well, there's Photoshop for that... XDDD

Crush your books under... heavier books? It might make them behave? XD
2nd-Jan-2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Awwww, I was just unpacking my Kinokuniya bag in siew's room an hour ago... ^^;

*wishes they had a replica of the book for me that could be found!*
2nd-Jan-2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
OH LOL - I was just commenting to harajukufuuri about THAT very incident. XD I just realised I could order another one maybe? So maybe the next time I'm there I'll try that and post it over to you? XD

2nd-Jan-2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Ahhh~ So much love! ♥ Mieu is so damned cute! No wonder Luke abuses him so. >.>;;; Haha, that's funny, Asch and Natalia seems to share the same temperment when they get pissed off. Not that Jade is concerned at all. And yes, I do so love the pic of Asch on that novel, it's one of the prettier ones of him. Every J drama should have a princess who can pwn all the men quite as thoroughly as Natalia pwns Asch and Luke. *evil laugh* I love the pairing pics~ But that last one with Legretta and Van gives me bad, bad, bad thoughts. ♥

4th-Jan-2007 06:33 am (UTC) - *LOVES* XDDD
*griiin* I'm so glad you liked this! XDDDD

TRUE. And I think Mieu actually likes the abuse? I just got to this skit in the game where Mieu's perspective of the abuse seems to be that Luke was playing with him.

*GRIIN* I support pretty pictures of Asch - he needs way more of them than he actually gets. It took me a long time to get over my D: of his hair and expression, but it seems I like hin much more now. XDDD

Oh, Natalia, you're hilarious. *griiin* That girl is so much fun.

! Thank you so much for telling me it was Legretta and Van! I never did seem to actually notice Van being there until you said so, and I was puzzling over who the girl on the left was. Thank you for helping me with my identity issues. XDDDD Heh, that's why I love sharing Abyss anything - other people can see things I can't! XD

2nd-Jan-2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
4th-Jan-2007 06:34 am (UTC)

*SNUGS YOU TIGHT* Happy New Year, dear, and I hope this year doesn't overwork you too much! *hugs* And leaves you more time to draw!
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