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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 45

I spent quite some time thinking of the classifier regarding the monster’s ranking system. The direct translation would be Low-Rank Initial Stage, Low-Rank Middle Stage, etc.

I felt that the direct translation would be too long. So I came up with several options:

Option AOption BOption COption DOption E
Low-Rank
Low-Rank+
Superior Low-Rank
etc…
Lesser Low-Rank
Low-Rank
Superior Low-Rank
etc…
Low-Rank
Low-Rank+
Low-Rank++
etc…
Low-Rank
Low-Rank Plus
Low-Rank Plus Ultra
etc…
Low Rank-
Low Rank
Low Rank+
etc…

Obviously, I chose option A, but options C is not bad either. What are your thoughts? Which option do you prefer? If there is none, what other option would you suggest? Please leave your comment below or cast your vote HERE! Continue reading Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 45

Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 44

Well damn, the weather is so hoooooooot lately. I’m not even kidding when I say it’s hooooooooot, emphasizing the hot! It’s so hot that forest fires are almost a daily occurrence around this part. It’s kind of sad to see the green land slowly turning into a wasteland. The forest fires are so frequent that I suspect there might even be an arsonist or two around here.

Is this truly the force of nature, or a man-made fire? Hrm…

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 43

Somebody told me to slow down my release pace so I can build up some stockpile for future releases. I’ve been pondering and I think that’s a fair point. In case I got busy in real life, going on a vacation, and whatnot, I will be able to keep up with the chapter release by taking some chapters out of the stockpile and I probably wouldn’t feel as pressured as translating them on the fly.

Well, the Patreon users will probably not be affected by this change since it’s not like my translation speed will slow down or anything, it’s only the public release that’s being slowed down. I think I’ll go at a 1-2-1-2 pace. One chapter on week one, two chapters on week two, back to one chapter on week three then two chapters on week four, rinse and repeat.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 42

Ahh… That hits the spot! A break is nice isn’t it? Though I say that, I was actually planning to take the break and translate at my leisure so I could build up some stockpile, but who’d have thought, I really went and slacked for one whole week without touching the novel.

Even if I can trick myself into thinking that I’m still fine, I can’t trick my body after all. But it was a well-deserved break. I was finally able to take some time to update the Wiki page since nobody wanted to take up the job of managing it.

Thought of the day:
Maybe I should recruit an editor after all? Not only to help check my grammar but to manage the Wiki page as well 😛

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 41

Never expect they’d be a day when I actually look forward to weekdays more than the weekends and public holidays, but these hellish days are finally over. I can finally throw back and relax now.

I need to give myself a pat on the back for keeping up with one or two chapters per week despite the busy schedule, but now that the tension is gone, I’m all burnt out and I believe I deserve a good rest. With that said, pardon me for taking next week off and won’t be releasing any chapters.

Thoughts of the day:
I love-hate short chapters. I love it for the fact that I can translate short chapters quickly. I hate it for the fact that short chapters usually contain many difficult words.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 40

Well, it took quite a while for Ziru to notice that I’ve stopped posting on his site. He sure was angry though, as he rightfully should. He blocked me after saying everything he had to so I had no chance to explain. I suppose it was a pretty mature choice to avoid escalating possible conflict further than necessary. Though I do have a few things to clarify.

1) I did specifically tell him that I won’t be making Ziru’s Musing my new home and that I will pull out any time if things don’t go well.

2) My conscience was indeed hurt due to his spartan editing, but that was not the reason why I stopped hosting on his site, if that was the case, I would have said something and stopped the collaboration before it went public.

3) What made me stop posting on his site was because I don’t feel welcomed there. It has got nothing to do with how busy he was or anything, and I wasn’t even expecting a full review of the novel when I asked him to read it. All I expected from him was just a simple introduction of the novel and the translator, a welcome message of the sort. It’s something he should have done without me deliberately telling him to, it’s what should be expected of everyone when a new employee joins their company/team. Is he really expecting me to go up to him and say, “Hey Ziru, I just joined your team, aren’t you going to introduce me to your company?”

4) I don’t hate Ziru or anything, I only hoped he could have done a better job at entertaining his team.

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 39

I actually wanted to translate three chapters this week so I can have more leeway next week, but alas, this chapter has so many terms in regards to tea ceremony and gave me a run for my money. It doesn’t help at all that this chapter is 1.5 times longer than usual and my brain just gave up thinking from overworking. This chapter alone ended up taking me 4 days to translate. Good thing I only released one chapter last week and the other chapter was half completed already.

Thoughts of the day:
I heard sugar is nutrient for the brain, I wonder how true is that?

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Demon Sword Maiden Chapter 38

If you see me inputting a lot of comments in the chapters, that’s me getting stressed out in the middle of translating and had to find a way to vent it out.

Anyways, moving on to business. I have given this offer to someone who left a comment in Patreon, but he never did reply back, so I’ll be giving this opportunity to the first comer. Now that I’ve gotten a fair amount of patrons, I can afford to spend up to 50 dollars per month to buy the VIP chapters off another reader, at the rate of 1 dollar per chapter. Do note that I can buy all thousands of VIP chapters from the publisher for not more than 60 dollars, then why am I spending 50 dollars per month to buy only 50 chapters from a reader instead? Isn’t that counterproductive?

It’s simple, what I need is a raw text file, the image format of the raw from the publisher is not what I’m looking for, and it’d slow down the translation pace too. (I’ll explain more on this in the next post).

If you’re interested to take up this job, please send a sample text file to admin@re-library.com
Preferably Volume 2 Chapter 18, the first VIP chapter of Demon Sword Maiden. I need to check the text file against the raw from the Publisher to determine if the accuracy is high enough for me to pay for the future chapters. Once approved, I will send you an email for confirmation and we can discuss the payment method and delivery method after that.

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