#21. Fly to Africa
tl by danluffey
#21. Fly to Africa
SFX: SLURP SLURRRRRRP
1: Yumi, aren't you hot?
2: You're wearing long sleeves...
3: Huh? No, I'm fine!
SFX: MIIIIIN MINMININ (*Cicada sounds, indicating summer)
4: But you look like you're really sweating...
5: But mom, I can't just drop my guard because it's summer vacation.
6: There's no telling when I might teleport somewhere... I just flew to Switzerland only a few months ago!
2: that's true, but...
3: I'll be fine! Don't worry.
4: No matter where I go, I'm confident I'll be able to make it back!
5: I'm gonna go put some ice in the wheat tea!
6: Ah, Yumi, can you grab some wasabi while you're at it?
SFX: DING DIIIIIING
8: Yumi just keeps growing and getting stronger and stronger... I'm such a bad mother. I need to get stronger too!
9: Yumi, what's taking so long?
3: All I did was go into the kitchen, and I teleported?
4: Summer mountains are the worst, with all the bugs...
5: Oh no!
6: First I need to put some shoes on!
3: Now I won't have to worry about leeches, centipedes, or chiggers...
4: Now I just need to be careful of poisonous snakes!
5: tap tap
6: Hoo... it's really humid here...
7: There are a lot of plants I've never seen before...
8: Did I fly to Okinawa or something?
9: rustle rustle
2: What...?! A Goliath beetle?!
3: Woooow! I've only ever seen one in an encyclopedia! It's huuuuge!
SFX: TAP TAP
4: I though they only lived in rainforests in Africa! Why am I seeing one here?
2: Yes, Africa!! Ba-doom-doom-doom-badadadoom
4: C-calm down! Lions live on the savannah, right?!
5: They should't appear in the jungle! Calm down!!
6: I need to hurry up and find an escape route!
BOOK: African Rainforest Map
1: Hmmmm... this is a problem.
2: That map's way too small...
3: The African rainforest is so big that the entire country of Japan could fit right inside it...
4: And I can't rely on my teleporting...
5: If I picked a bad route I might end up somewhere evenworse.
6: Still, why is it so humid?
7: I feel like I'm wrapped in a wet blanket!
8: Oh, I know! I'll look at my Yumi Memo and review a little!
1: Let's see... the most important thing to remember when moving through the jungle
2: is to first find a source of water and drink it safely!
3: In the jungle, filtered sterilization is necessary before you can drink the water! Just boiling it isn't enough to kill all the bacteria!
4: At the first step of acclimation* for an adult male,
* line: Acclimation / The process of adapting one's body to a new climate.
5: it is necessary for him to retain his health using salt tablets at 7 litres of water per day...
6: So in my case, I need at least 5 liters of water per day. (Hmmm.... that's a lot...)
BOOK: Yumi Memo 2000
1: Aaaaahhh! That's my Pocari!!!
3: Kee kee!
1: I'll give you kee kee, you dirty little thieves!
2: I need to drink at least 5 liters of water per day! I need thaaaaat!!
3: I only have five bottles of Pocari on me, so if they steal those two, then I'll be in really big trouble!
SFX: HAA HAA HAA HAA
4: I should be able to catch them! Their legs aren't that fast!
1: Aaaaah! Hey, wait! Waaaait!
SFX: SKRITCH SKRATCH
2: That's not fair! Cowards!
3: You don't even know how to open it...
4: Give it back!!
7: gulp gulp gulp
8: Noooo waaaaay!!
1: Crafty little monkeys...
2: I'm gonna find out what kind you are!!
3: Ah! That's them!
book: Moustached Guenon
4: Moustached Guenon! What a weird name!
5: Moustached Guenon
(Cercopithecus cephus) Usually have a torso of 40cm long and 50cm tails. They live in the forests of Gabon and Cameroon, on the northeast side of the Congo River. They usually run in packs of 20 ~ 30. They love oil palm fruit as well as leaves, bugs, and frogs.
6: The northeast side of the Congo River...
7: Gabon and Cameroon!
8: Yes! Now I know where I am!
9: Alright, you ended up helping me! I forgive you!
10: Thanks, moustached guenon!
1: After I figured out my general area, I started moving west-southwest toward the Congo River.
2: Even though it has an eight hour time difference from japan, and is below the equator, it was as hot as what we call "tropical nights" in Japan.
3: Currently 6:00 AM
Temperature: 26.3 C
1: Jungles like these, that haven't been touched by human hands,
2: are called primary jungles.
3: The trees overlap over one another at the top and create canopies, so not much light makes it through.
4: Thanks to that, though, not much grass grows on the jungle floor, which makes it easier to traverse.
5: You don't even need to waste stamina on cutting through vines and ferns with a machete.
6: Chasing those guenons made me thirsty...
SFX: GULP GULP
7: But it isn't good to deprive yourself! You need to keep yourself hydrated in order to sustain your body!
1: The weather also changes often in the jungle.
2: In the case of rain, the jungle provides more than enough material to make a proper shelter.
3: Rain, rain, go away, come again another day...
SFX: WIPE WIPE
4: Since the jungle is always humid, clothes deteriorate quickly, and skin can quickly get irritated.
5: Therefore, it's important to keep your body as dry as possible and change clothes often!
6: There we go.
8: No one's watching me now, so no need to be embarrassed!
9: The readers are watching!
1: It's almost important to be careful about bugs! Mosquitoes can transmit malaria and the dengue virus, which is extremely dangerous!
2: All I brought with me was this bug spray, though... (but no one's watching me now, so it's OK to get naked!)
CAN: Bug Spray
side: The readers are...!!
3: It's so humid that they won't even dry.
4: I guess it's better than not hanging them, though.
SFX: DRIP DRIP
5: splish splish splash splash, la la la!
bottom: ALL DONE!
2: Now I just need to put a tissue inside,
3: pull it a little but out of the nozzle, and...
4: ta-da!! All done!
5: A Yumi-Style filter!
6: Ishida Yumi's Outdoor Memo
7: Now I just need to pass the rainwater through this filter,
8: and wait for it to drip out into my cup!
9: The tissue paper acts like a filter.
10: Is it done yet? Is it done yet?
11: If I had a LP gas burner, this would boil in four minutes!!
1: Mmmm! It's hot, but it's good!
2: I bet I'm the only Japanese high school girl who's ever made coffee out of rainwater in the African rainforest!!
3: Time to brag a little!
4: This'll be a great story to tell when I'm a grandma!
5: And look, the rain stopped! Time to get on the move again!!
1: caw caw caw
3: I think my body's getting used to the jungle now.
4: Time for a little rest.
5: This is acclimation. Ishida Yumi's body can achieve it as fast as a cold-blooded animal.
6: But Tokyo summers still feel hotter than this!
7: With the hot air that blows out from air conditioners, and the refraction from the concrete and asphalt...
8: It's weird that we even have to be careful about getting "air conditioner disease."
9: It's just so hot in the summer!
1: They say that the forefathers of the human race were born in the African jungle.
2: I bet they were right...
3: And the reason we look on nature and the country so romantically...
4: is we still have memories of living in the jungle, long ago...
5: Yes... mmmm...
6: I feel like I could be a narrator on some nature documentary...
7: Maybe I could make my debut... huh?
1: DUM DA DUM DUM DUM
2: DUM DA DUM DUM DUM
1: A native?! What is a dead body doing up there?!
2: Oh no... I let my guard down!
3: I thought I could relax because lion don't live in the jungle...
4: But there are leopards here... and this little knife isn't going to stop them! What should I do?!
1: This is a leopard hunting ground... I need to get out of here ASAP!
3: M-my legs... won't move!
4: It's here... I can feel its eyes...
SFX: HAA HAA HAA
5: But where...
2: Where is it?!
2: A river? is it the Congo?
2: I' m glad I was able to teleported,
3: but couldn't I have ended up in a safer spot?
4: I guess I shouldn't complain. At least I'm safe!
2: St-stay back!
3: Or else I'll stab you!
4: Waaaah! Please, stay back!
SFX: FWISH FIWSH
5: Uwaaaahh! Go away! Shoo! Shoo! Noooo!
6: I don't want to die in Africa!!
7: I can't die without falling in love!!
1: OK, everyone, we're now entering the lion zone!
2: Woah, look at that!
3: That girl's fighting with a lion!
4: Hey! You!
6: That's dangerous! Hurry up and get over here!
9: This is a safari park?
10: I was sure I was in the real savannah... but it looks like I had just teleported into a Japanese safari park! Whew!
11: I bet you're glad that lion wasn't hungry... why did you do something so dangerous?!
12: Turns out I actually was in Africa for about 4 or 5 hours, though... and I almost died 3 times... ahhh, I can't wait to go home and take a shower!
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