February 1st, 2017
Chen Yue Zhi Yao
Uh, hi guys! Super late release today. I was working on these translations at the last minute. This is what happens when you procrastinate. In any case, we have two True Star chapters for you guys today. Is this good enough to satisfy you all for two weeks? Or maybe even half a year? Haha, I’m just joking about that last part. Though I make no guarantees on how long we can take between chapters.
Before you start reading, allow me to gripe for a few minutes about the descriptions in these chapters. While translating, I came across a strange sentence. I translated it as “A nose that let out warm air with every exhaled breath,” but that was only after staring at my screen for a few minutes. My only thought is: Yes author, thank you for describing the proper function of a nose. Is there nothing else you want to add? At least something about the shape of his nose and how it adds to his handsomeness? At this point, it seems like you’re praising him for being able to breathe. Come on now, exhaling warm air isn’t anything new. We all do it! Otherwise, we’d all be dead. Are you sure this is what you want? Gah!!!!
Unfortunately, that is what the author wrote, and that is what I have to translate. Sometimes, I marvel at the differences between English and Chinese fiction. You’d never see a sentence wasted on the function of a nose in an English novel. If you have seen one, then that’s either bad writing or sarcasm! Don’t do that! Okay, I’ll end my gripe here.
As for the poll, most of you chose to find another route. That’s the sign of a problem-solver. The next time you’re interviewing for a job and they ask you to talk about your strengths, you can say you’re a problem solver. 😆 For the 30 of you who chose to write a paper, hahahaha, good for you. Instead of wasting all that energy, I’d probably have just chosen a door. That’s all for this time. We’ll be back in April!
Hi guys! Happy March! We have some Ti Shen for you today. The lovey-dovey atmosphere in these two chapters made your neighborhood translator cringe quite a bit while translating. I’ll never understand how couples are capable of saying such mushy things without wanting to bash their heads against a wall. I certainly wanted to while I was typing out those words… Maybe I am exaggerating. There really aren’t all that many lovey-dovey lines.
We’ll probably have some True Star next time. Probably. Your neighborhood translator is really busy for these few weeks/months/semester. Having several papers, projects, and whatnot to work on. If I were graded only on my multitasking skills, I’m pretty sure I’d have a 4.0 every semester. Alas, that is not how the world works. 😭 In any case, until next time!
Hi guys! How was Valentine’s? Did you guys enjoy some chocolate? If not, then you can enjoy reading the True Star chapter we have for you today. We only have one chapter ready for release today. This semester has been unnaturally busy so far, I can’t help but think this is a bad omen. We’ll try to get back to the normal three-chapter releases soon. It’ll happen. Eventually.
As for the poll, dark chocolate seems to be the favorite among you guys. I’ve tried matcha chocolate a few times. It’s certainly a taste you have to get used to, but it didn’t taste bad. Though I have seen some strange ingredients in chocolate around. Like the ones that have pepper in them, or even wasabi. Why would anyone want to put wasabi in chocolate? 😱 I’ll never understand. Anyways, that’s all for this time. See you in March. Time sure is passing fast.
True Star: Chapter 2
Hi guys! So, ah, after a couple of months, we are finally back with a KSM chapter. I wonder if we broke the record for the longest gap between chapters for this series. Haha, we sure are slow. Does it help to know that we already have the next chapter translated? Maybe? In any case, that’s all we have for this time. All of you waiting for True Star and Ti Shen will probably have to come back next time. We’ll get working on them ASAP. ☺
That’s all for this time! We’ll be back the day after Valentine’s. Don’t eat too much chocolate.
P.S. After starting the new semester, I feel like I’ve turned into an idiot because I’ve already forgotten some of the things we learned last semester. This can’t be good.
Key of the Sunken Moon: Chapter 5
Hi guys! Sorry, late release today. Let’s start off the second half of January with some True Star and Gong Hua. I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing this by now, but the True Star chapter is unproofread. Password is pie. As we’re moving into the VIP chapters for True Star, they are now longer in length and thus take longer to translate. There is no guarantee that you’ll see a True Star chapter next time, so be prepared! It’s not a threat. It’s reality. 😫
For those of you who have emailed us about joining, if you haven’t gotten a reply, try emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nuddle’s in charge of checking the group email, and I have no idea how often she does it, so I can’t help you there. Psst, we could use some proofreaders too, but translators are more important right now. Preferably ones who don’t disappear on us.
As for the poll, most of you chose all of the above. Hahaha, you guys have a good sense of humor. 😁 That’s all for this time. We’ll see you in February!