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News – 13.09.15

News update:

  1. I just noticed that the site was down for almost 12 hours. I’ve contacted the support from my hosting company, and they have fixed it (well, otherwise, you won’t be reading this), although they claimed that they have no idea what have caused the problem at first place. When this happen, I was already gone, and I just came back home not long ago. Thus, the long down time.
  2. Nothing worked as planned this week. I have tried to push everything to this week so next week I can get back to translate as normal again. But, some new problems showed up with my documents and I will still need to go back and forth to take care about it. And to add things to that, yesterday (Saturday), some emergencies happen that had ruined my plan to do translation during this weekend. So, it turned out that the following week, things will get even more crazy here.
  3. Because of that, I can make any guarantees at all. So, instead of giving some false hope since I can’t predict anything regarding the situation, I’ll be on hiatus for a week.
  4. I did manage to finish translate a chapter of ALBT, but since I translated it late, it’s currently still being edited by Deathblade. Once the edit is finish, I will post it. So, that would be the only guaranteed chapter I can give you for next week.
  5. I hope after next week, everything will be back to normal. To tell the truth, all this thing had really exhausted me to the extent. And it’s giving me a dilemma; I really need the funds from sponsored chapters, but I can’t do any at the moment.

Anyway, thanks for reading this and being a loyal reader to my translations.

As always, your support is my motivation. Thank you all.

News – 07.09.15

News update:

  1. This week will be a really busy week for me in RL, and I’m trying to push everything into this week, so next week I don’t need to concern myself anymore with the matters. Hopefully then my translation activity can return to normal. Because of this, there will be several things that I want to let you know in advance:
  2. The schedule for this week will be messy and full of delays, so the release schedule will not be like the usual. There might be days where there will be no release, and days where I might release more than one chapters. But, I will try to keep the weekly release schedule fulfilled.
  3. In case I won’t have enough time to translate, so I will not release any sponsored chapters this week. Any donation will goes into the queue for next week.
  4. I’m notifying you in advance so all the readers won’t be wondering why the chapters aren’t released like usual.
  5. Thank you all for you understanding, and most of all, thank you for all your supports.
  6. There won’t be any TLT chapter today.

Thanks for reading this and being a loyal reader to my translations.

As always, your support is my motivation. Thank you all.

News – 24.08.15

News update:

  1. I survived releasing 4 TLT chapters and 2 ALBT chapters for several weeks already. So, there will be no change in that for the guaranteed weekly chapters in the future. I’ll try my best to stick to the daily schedule (Which is Monday: TLTTuesday: TLTWednesday: ALBTThursday: TLTFriday/Saturday: TLTSaturday/Sunday: ALBT). If things happen in RL, the daily schedule might get messed up, but the total chapters in that week would not change.
  2. Now, regarding the sponsored chapter for ALBT. As you may have noticed already, I’ve closed the poll now. The final results are:
    1. The rate is a bit too low: 9 votes
    2. The rate is reasonable: 39 votes
    3. Please lower it a bit: 72 votes
    4. The rate is way too high: 44 votes
    5. Not interested: 24 votes
  3. So, there are a total of 188 votes. And, as a math geek, I run the votes into numbers and to put your votes into my consideration also, so, for now, I decided to put a rate of $50 per chapters for the sponsored chapters (If you’re interested to know how I run the numbers to get that rate, let me know and I will post an extra post to explain that. But basically, it’s just calculating averages).
  4. Originally, like I mentioned last time, I planned to do 2 sponsored chapters weekly and within 24 hours after the queue is full, starting this week. However, considering several things (my illness last week, my activities to take care of my documents, and also the time needed for Deathblade to edit the chapters), there will be some adjustments to the situation:
    1. I can’t guarantee the chapter within 24 hours (I can’t even guarantee a 48 hours release as to ensure the translation and writing quality, I will need to wait until the chapter is edited). Instead, I can only make a guarantee that it will be released during the week. If there’s one sponsored chapter, then I will try to fill it on Friday/Saturday before the release of the regular chapter on Sunday. And if there’re two sponsored chapters during the week, then I will release the other chapter sometime during the week.
    2. The queue for the running week will be closed on Friday evening, then I will have enough time to ensure the release during the weekend (Otherwise, someone might come up with the idea to donate on Sunday evening and demand it to be released on that day since I promised to release it during the week… LOL). So, the queue will run from Saturday until the next Friday.
    3. During last week event, instead of both thread, only one thread on Reddit managed to get over 50 up votes (The event is already closed, by the way). I don’t want your effort to be in vain. That’s why, for the first sponsored chapter, with that in consideration, I will cut the rate into half, so it will only be $25.
    4. Under normal circumstances, as originally planned, there will be 2 sponsored chapters weekly. But if there are things that come up, I will inform you in advance. I will also add another information on the sidebar for the number of maximum weekly sponsored chapters for the running week.
    5. For this week only, I will open the donation queue for only one sponsored chapter (and since it will be the first sponsored chapter, like I said in point C, the rate for it will be $25). If things change, and I don’t need that much time for taking care of my documents, I might be able to do two chapters instead of one. If that happens, then I will inform you.
    6. As I also mentioned last time, the maximum number of sponsored chapters will count for both ALBT and TLT chapters (if/when I accept sponsored chapters for TLT later on).
    7. I will make adjustment and update the donation page and also put this information on that page.
    8. Remember, you are not obligated to donate if you don’t want to. You will still get two regular chapters nevertheless.
  5. The first weekly TLT chapter will still come out later on tonight.

 

Thanks for reading this and being a loyal reader to my translations.

As always, your support is my motivation. Thank you all.

P.S. If I missed anything, or there are things that are unclear, don’t hesitate to ask.

News – 10.08.15

News update:

  1. First of all, just to inform you that a TLT chapter will still be released in a while after this news. And just a warning, today’s news will be quite a long one. But, I assure you, it will benefit you in some way.
  2. So, I survived in releasing 4 TLT chapters and 2 ALBT chapters last week. Congratulations to me LOL… Anyway, reviewing my activities during last week, I noticed that my time management is still not efficient. Logically, calculating my time, there shouldn’t have been any problem for me in adding one ALBT chapters weekly, but it turned out that it did affect my schedule. Plus, to be honest, I did slack off a bit last week since I found an interesting translation: Terror Infinity and some Zombies novel (Zombies genre is my favorite genre) and couldn’t stop reading it. So, it did consume one whole day of my time :(. Nevertheless, I gain more confidence that I would be able to release those chapters regularly and consistently in the future.
  3. Many of you might be wondering the purpose of my poll. Well, to tell you the truth, the main reason I pull up the poll was that I kind of feel guilty not asking your opinion before adding the ALBT chapter to the weekly release schedule, which had created quite a debate last week. Although I had my stats to back my decision, but just to make sure, I did the polling. And the result is quite obvious. The majority voted for ALBT with an over three to one proportion. Even though the poll result will not have an immediate impact (I’m sorry, but I’m not adding more ALBT chapters at the moment), but, I really do appreciate all of you who had voted for it. At least, we all know that many of you like that novel. And of course, that would be in my consideration of any decisions I make in the future.
  4. Short intermezzo before the important news. Chapter 11, 12 and 13 of ALBT (Especially chapter 12) are longer than the usual chapters, so the length of those three together is actually like having four chapters. Consider it as a bonus for all of you since you all generously have spend some time to vote 🙂
  5. Okay, now come the important one. I’m holding an event this week (and it’s valid for this week only!). Many of you are aware of the new release from LightNovels subreddit at Reddit (shown at my stats). Even if you aren’t, but I’m sure a lot of you also followed that sub-reddit. So… I;m going to make you an offer to give you a chance to win an extra chapter of ALBT.
  6. Currently, the ALBT chapters thread there will get around 25-30 up-votes.  Since you like ALBT, I’m only asking you to spend a little more time there to click the upvote button for ALBT chapters. If the discussion thread for the next two chapters (Chapter 12 and Chapter 13) both gets more than 50 upvotes, then I will give you an extra chapter of ALBT next week (Yes, it means you will get 3 ALBT chapters next week, instead of two). I’m pretty sure that my request isn’t too much for you. Hey, you don’t even need to change your sitting position to type in anything, since all you need to do is to click :D.
  7. Since I have mentioned it several times, many of you know that the reason why there are more TLT chapters is because that’s where currently the money come from (Well, since I’m translating full time now, I do need to earn something for living). Although, personally I would love to translate more ALBT chapters, but the current situation doesn’t allow me to. Especially now since I’m getting the pressure to do sponsored chapters for TLT. Considering my time, I’m confident that I can push myself to translate one or two more chapters and deliver it within 24 hours, IF there are some incentives.
  8. Like I said, personally I would love to translate more ALBT. So, I’m considering to “sacrifice” my time to do sponsored chapters for ALBT. Therefore, I’m pulling up a new poll regarding this matter (I don’t want to make any important decisions without getting your feedback first), so please do voice your opinion.
  9. IF I do the sponsored chapters, please note, to be able to deliver it, for now, I can only do a maximum two additional chapters weekly (I’m not just referring to ALBT, but TLT as well. This means, the two chapters will be either 2 ALBT chapters or 2 TLT chapters or 1 ALBT + 1 TLT chapters, depends on which queue fills up first).
  10. Please also note that the ALBT chapters are longer than TLT chapters. The average length of ALBT chapters is about 2,500 characters, and the average length of TLT chapters is only about 2,000 characters (from what I read at WW, Ren mentioned that CD chapters are about 3,500 characters long).
  11. I will not adjust the rate depending on how long each chapters are. So, if there are unusually long chapters, I won’t break the chapters into more parts, or ask for a higher rate for that chapter. It will be just a bonus for you. 🙂
  12. And don’t worry if you’re not interested or you can’t donate. The regular weekly chapters will NOT be reduced. No matter what, there will be 4 TLT chapters + 2 ALBT chapters weekly for free.
  13. Oh, and one last thing. I’ll try to release the chapters like this: Monday: TLT – Tuesday: TLT – Wednesday: ALBT – Thursday: TLT – Friday/Saturday: TLT – Saturday/Sunday: ALBT. Although I can’t make a guarantee yet for the fixed schedule, I’ll try to do that.

 

Thanks for reading this and being a loyal reader to my translations.

As always, your support is my motivation. Thank you all.