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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 62

With all due respect, since this week’s chapter has been pushed ahead of schedule, there will only be one chapter for this week and the next week. Believe me, I’d love to provide you guys with two chapters (or more) per week if I can help it, but due to some circumstances which I cannot reveal just yet, I currently do not have enough chapters in stock to do just that.

However, if my plan shifts toward a favorable outcome, then we will be hearing some good news in a week or two. If the plan falls apart, there will be no good news, but no bad news either. We will just keep up the chapter release at the same pace as always.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 61

Well, due to my guilty conscience, I pushed this chapter 1 week ahead of schedule so the editor hadn’t had the chance to edit it yet. Sorry, Max!

Please enjoy this chapter, unedited it may be, the quality’s still not too shabby. Oh yes and Arifureta anime adaptation is finally out last night! What’d everyone think about it? This is just my personal opinion but I believe they totally ruined it, they try to stack too much into one episode and everything feels so rushed. It was a total letdown.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 60

I know I gave a big tease last week and everyone is really looking forward to this chapter, I feel really bad this too, it left a bitter taste in my mouth. With that said, I’ll be pushing next Tuesday’s chapter forward! Enjoy the double chapter today!

And I’m sure many are curious about the… seminar last week… though it shames me to say this but I actually… didn’t go to the seminar. My internal alarm kept ringing bells, so in the end, I went to a body massage center instead. It was there the clerk introduced me to one of her colleagues who is supposedly “interested” in me, so we are now hitting it up on the messenger and getting to know each other. I guess the end result isn’t all that bad? I missed a golden opportunity, which I don’t even know if it’s the real deal or not, but I ended up getting introduced to a “potential” girlfriend.

I’m saying “potential” here because we’re still getting to know each other. The other party seems to like me for now (for whatever reason… we never really even had a real conversation once) but I don’t know if I’ll ever feel the same way about her… I don’t think I’ve ever truly looked at another girl with love interest aside from my first crush. The shadow of my first crush is looming deep in my heart. Even now, after being apart for more than 10 years since High School, I would still call her name in my mind unconsciously from time to time… Oh boy, all these cheesy lines sound like some third-rate teenage romance drama. I’m just gonna sign out for now! Over and out!

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 59

Hoh boy… I am actually getting quite nervous as the day of the seminar is getting closer. The seminar will take place tomorrow and I have this strong urge that keeps telling me not to go! I have a hunch that nine out of ten, it is a scam. My hunch is almost never wrong… well, yeah, who am I kidding, it’s just a hunch… But I still feel pretty uneasy about this whole seminar thing. Oh and I already secretly watched Spiderman, I promised my friend to watch it with him this weekend but I just couldn’t resist the temptation! I have been waiting so long for this show and couldn’t rein back my hype.

It was a great show, totally will watch it again this weekend with my friend! But I’ll pretend like it was my first time watching it when I’m with him xD

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 58

I believe many of you still haven’t been notified since many readers actually came from NovelUpdates, but Re:Library has finally moved to a new server! It’s faster, it’s smoother, and better than ever! Try browsing the site for a bit and let me know what you think. Personally, I think it’s loading much faster than before. The backend side also looks much cleaner since we made a clean move and only duplicated the site contents, you won’t believe just how messy the previous server was on the backend side.

Anyways, it’s the start of a new month and this also marks the new beginning of Re:Library! I hope y’all enjoy the read and lemme know what you think of the new and improved server! It smells like a new car in here~

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 57

Boy oh boy, Spiderman: Far From Home is about to come to the big screen next week. I’m so excited to hit the cinema as soon as it comes out.

But then again, I have applied to join a Trader’s Seminar on the day I am supposed to be watching the movie. It’s a 3-hour seminar that teaches you how to do Exchange-Traded Options and makes a profit out of it. I applied for the FREE Seminar because I had thought at the time, ‘If I want to change something, then maybe I should step out of my comfort zone and try something different.’

It was then I saw a sponsored post on Facebook about this FREE Seminar, so I applied to join on impulse. Now that I think about it, I’m full of worries, what if this is a scam? My feelings are fluctuating between positive thinking and negative thinking repeatedly. I mean, if this really works, then I will be able to secure a second source of income. And maybe I could even quit my job if this goes well and make translating into a full-time business rather than a mere hobby.

Of course, I do not plan to invest big capital into this thing, maybe a few hundred at most, and if I can earn from there and slowly make my way up, that’ll be for the best. But then again, you never know what will happen, my mom even told me that someone who used to play with the stock market fell into a huge debt and lost all his properties. Though I feel reassured as my sister told me that as long as I don’t invest in “unlimited stock”, that will never happen and I’ll only lose what I invested…

Anyways, this turned out to be quite a long post, but long story short, I’m going mad here due to all the grieving this FREE seminar is giving me. Oh, and I’m looking forward to Spiderman.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 56

Well, all I can really say is… the Editor has really outdone himself, superb work has been done in this chapter. Look forward to it, along with some juicy scenario.

Oh and I’m thinking of moving this site to a new server soon, which should provide us with more stability and less maintenance. The move will happen maybe sometime around mid-July. I am expecting a smooth transition, but hey you never know if something might go wrong and the entire site goes down with it. That always happened…

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 55

After 55 chapters, I’ve finally recruited an Editor for Demon Sword Maiden. Out of all the applications I’ve received, only 3 of them were legit while the rest were spam. And out of all the applicants, only one of them managed to finish the test. Or well… the only one who even bothered to do the test.

So let us give a warm welcome to Deximus-Maximus, the new editor of Demon Sword Maiden and the chief moderator of Demon Sword Maiden Wiki page.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 54

Well, damn… What do you know? Today’s my birthday. Happy 29th years old me… just one more year and I’ll be called a Middle-Aged Uncle… Already 29 years old and I’m still so dependent on my parents, ugh… what a failure of a man I am…

I always tell myself to start looking for a girlfriend and take my work more seriously, but I never went around to do it. Getting a girlfriend would mean less personal time for my hobby (i.e. gaming, reading and translating). And I am lazy by nature so even though I know deep down that I cannot remain like this, I still took my work half-heartedly and always skipping work whenever I can.

So for my birthday wish this year, I wish that I can get over my timid and lazy nature. My first step to overcoming that wall is to post a double chapter today. Don’t thank me just yet, it’s mainly because both are short chapters 😛

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 53

Well, damn… What do you know? Today’s my birthday. Happy 29th years old me… just one more year and I’ll be called a Middle-Aged Uncle… Already 29 years old and I’m still so dependent on my parents, ugh… what a failure of a man I am…

I always tell myself to start looking for a girlfriend and take my work more seriously, but I never went around to do it. Getting a girlfriend would mean less personal time for my hobby (i.e. gaming, reading and translating). And I am lazy by nature so even though I know deep down that I cannot remain like this, I still took my work half-heartedly and always skipping work whenever I can.

So for my birthday wish this year, I wish that I can get over my timid and lazy nature. My first step to overcoming that wall is to post a double chapter today. Don’t thank me just yet, it’s mainly because both are short chapters 😛

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 52

It has come to my attention that people are rating this novel with 1 to 3 stars not because of the plot but because they can’t stand the protagonist’s personality. There were quite a few comments bashing at how Lily should man it up and stop wussing out whenever she was about to take a bath or a piss. Where would be the fun in that if she accepted everything readily and looked at her “new” body with no guilty conscience? This is what gender bender is all about.

And I have a firm belief that hate comes from love. There are only three main reasons why you would hate someone or something;

  1. You love them but your love is not rewarded.
  2. They remind you of something unpleasant (mainly due to something you did in the past that you want to forget or your own personality).
  3. They threaten your self-esteem.
If you can’t stand the novel or manga you’re reading, I suggest you to stop reading and come back again after you sort out your feelings. Depending on your feeling at the time you’re reading a certain novel, you can feel different emotions. Let’s take a romance novel for instance, how would you feel when you are reading a romance novel while you are in love and while you just broke up?

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 51

An editor? Yup… I might want to recruit one. In case my brain stopped working and unable to come up with the right words for the right time, I might need an editor to help me rewrite the sentence or just brainstorm together with me. I feel like I am starting to hit the limit of my vocabulary and the future translations might become monotonous due to lack of new words. I think I will need an editor with a high level of vocab.

Well, if anyone’s interested in taking up the position of Demon Sword Maiden exclusive editor, fill up the form below. Do note that as an editor, I’ll also require you to manage the Wiki page on top of editing the chapters. Your reward will be early access to chapters I’ve translated without subscribing to Patreon 😛

Make sure to enter your contact email when filling in the form, because I will be sending you a test to assess your ability. Good luck to all.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 50

Translating is not easy, yeah… I did say that, but if you really want to start translating, there’s nothing to stop you if you can at least speak the language. It is quite common for Chinese who live outside the Mainland to not be able to read Chinese, it’s normal, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

I mean, I am among those “foreigners” who can’t read Chinese. I started my translating career due to an impulse to read ahead of a web novel I was following a few years back. I wasn’t able to read, so I decided to translate them to English instead, by using nothing but audio. I would copy the Chinese text and paste them into Google Translate, play the audio over and over until I get the meaning, then I will translate them into English.

After doing that for a few months, I then moved on to use online dictionaries and read the pinyin instead. I’ve been doing that for years and am still translating with the help of online dictionaries. I can now read more Chinese characters than before I started translating, but I still found reading the pinyin to be easier.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 49

It’s a weird feeling. As a translator, I love short chapters because I can finish translating faster and go on to indulge myself in the pool of sloth. But as a reader, I like long chapters because you can never have enough of a good read.

Most translators can probably relate to this feeling, but what about the pure readers. Can they truly feel the pain and struggle a translator goes through without experiencing it themselves? My answer to this question is probably not. If you are only looking at the side, the things that others do may look easy to you, but it is not as easy as you initially thought when you are actually doing it yourselves.

I’m not pointing finger at anyone in particular, I’m only saying this because I’ve personally gone through this experience.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 48

Procrastination and long chapters don’t play nice together. Took me almost one whole week to finish this up. Yup… slowing down the chapter release is definitely a good call in situations such as this. At least I won’t be pressured to speed up my translations in case I have an unproductive week.

Thoughts of the day:
Does anyone like to play the Atelier series? It’s one of my favorite games since the PlayStation 2 Era. Too bad I wasn’t able to get PS3 or PS4 so I was unable to enjoy the rest of the console exclusive series.

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