(TL note: I was unable to find a larger version of this combined cover illustration)
Well, as the title says, I won’t be able to translate until sometime next week. I know I promised that my break would be rather short but during my process of trying to read all of the books that I had bought and left on my shelf, I was contacted by the people at the public service place I used to work at and they asked me if I could come and work part-time for a couple of days to help organize some of the files they have and whatnot. This was a request from the team in the department that was really good to me, so I couldn’t really say no. I’m also going to be paid much more than the meager pay I used to get as a public service worker, so I figured why not?
This won’t be like before where I would translate during my free time while at work because, this time, there’s a considerable amount of files and surveys I have to organize and type down, so I’ll be busy for the next 3-4 weekdays. It was decided from the poll in the previous post that I’ll be translating volume 4 of YaMA next, so I’ll try to do some translations during this upcoming weekend, albeit, not that much since I prefer to rest during the weekends.
In any case, once more, I apologize for the delay and I hope to see you guys next week.
For those of you who have missed it, here’s a nice illustration from cocorip when volume 5 of Dungeon Defense was released.
Source: cocorip’s twitter
Welcome to the fourth character popularity poll for Dungeon Defense! +an announcement post at the end
Some people may be confused about this being the ‘fourth’ even though this is the 5th volume, but I didn’t do a character poll after I finished translating volume 1. As a side note, please do not use a bot to spam vote your favorite character. It makes this poll entirely pointless and it’s easy to notice whenever this happens.
In any case, let’s get to voting.
Favorite character poll.
I excluded small characters that barely had any screen time or weren’t even memorable in this volume. Looking through the previous polls, those characters usually just get joke votes, so I decided to remove them. (Honestly, Zepar was the only one I had to remove)
Furthermore, I split up Humbaba & co. because Euryale was rather memorable this volume considering everyone’s “whisper whisper” response. You can now vote for either Humbaba & witches or Euryale & witches (The other witches are included either way).
Now for the favorite waifu poll.
Keep in mind, Ivar Lodbrok will not be included in this specific poll until his/her true female form makes an appearance in the volume.
Favorite character poll (Excluding Dantalian)
I actually liked this idea from the previous poll. Who people liked the most when the MC was excluded from the list.
Now for the announcement
There isn’t much to say since I haven’t really been holding back whenever I write the TL notes at the end of the chapters, but in case you’ve missed it. As per usual, I’ll be taking a short break now that I’ve finished translating this volume. It won’t last more than a week and may even end before half a week can pass, but yeah. A break is a break.
The more important thing is that I want to know what you guys want me to continue translating next. Either Your and My Asylum or Handholding. I won’t be picking up a new series until I finish either catching up or completing the translations of one of these two series.
If there’s something to note about both series, then for one, YaMA vol 4 was released over a year ago and volume 5 has yet to be either announced or released, and Handholding is a completed series.
I’ll let you guys vote on which series you want me to continue translating next.
I’ll see you guys in the next update.
Chapter 4 – Hope
This probably isn’t the news you really want to hear when we’re relatively close to the end of volume 5 of Dungeon Defense, but it can’t be helped. This is something I’ve been planning with my friends since spring.
On November 15th, I’ll be going on a trip with my friends down to Busan for around 5 days. I’m saying ‘around’ because it’ll depend on my friends if we decide to stay there for another day or not. We’re basically going on this trip because of a convention that’s going to be held there, so my friends, who are currently in the military, matched their vacations just for this trip. It’s been around 2-3 years since I’ve last gone on a trip with them, so yeah.
Therefore, the next chapter will most likely be delayed by a week. Expect the release date to be around the end of next week. This will probably be a good thing for me since I’ve been stressed out because of the recent chapters. Chapter two was incredibly strenuous to translate and chapter three just took a lot more effort.
In any case, I apologize in advance for the upcoming delay. I promise to enjoy my trip as much as you guys are disappointed about this delay.
Oh right, on a side note. I swear to God if another person asks me how many chapters are left for volume 5 of DD. THERE’S A ToC(Table of Contents) PAGE. That page has existed ever since I first started to translate Dungeon Defense. Information about how many chapters there are in this volume has been put up there before I even uploaded the illustration page or the prologue. Seriously, 3-4 comments asking this question in the last chapter alone, over 5 people asking in the Discord server, and 2 people going as far as to pm me despite having been answered in the channel already. I mean, you can at least make an effort to find the information yourself. Especially if the information isn’t even hard to find.
In any case, have a nice week everyone.