The “I’m not dead yet” update

As the title of this post says, I’m not dead······ yet.

It’s been approximately 2 weeks since I’ve finished translating volume 2 of 〈Your and My Asylum〉. First things first, I didn’t drop the series. I already mentioned it in my TL notes at the end of the last few chapters of volume 2, but for the past 2 months, my work environment has been incredibly stressful, so I sort of felt as if I should take a break that’s slightly longer than usual.

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Important Update!

Announcement

Well, my two-week break is over and I’ve started to translate the second volume of 〈Your and My Asylum〉, however, it’s been getting really busy lately at work so I’ve barely been able to write anything. I finished 〈Chapter 0〉, but that doesn’t really count since that’s barely 160 words long.
Anyway, I’m honestly having a bit of trouble with this volume since I don’t have any scans of the illustrations for volume 2 or any of the volumes that were released after that. I’m trying to make do by taking pictures with my phone, but that doesn’t really sit well with me. I’m fine with uploading it as is since 〈Your and My Asylum〉 doesn’t put that much emphasis on illustrations as much as 〈Dungeon Defense〉 does, but I do have to admit that it lowers motivation a tad bit.
So in conclusion, my translation speed is going to drop a fair amount since I’ve been very busy at work lately (and will continue to be busy until March) and trying to take a decent picture with my phone is an incredibly time-consuming task.

Regardless, that isn’t the main thing I wanted to talk about. The main thing is that I’ll be trying to get in contact with the author of 〈Your and My Asylum〉, Ryu Saerin. I want to ask them direct permission to continue translating their novel. Although I’ve already translated volume 1.
At this point, I feel as if I have a fair amount of credibility since I’ve been translating 〈Dungeon Defense〉 and I’ve already received permission to translate that series, so I feel like it would only be right to also receive permission to translate 〈Your and My Asylum〉.
Therefore, I’ll be putting off from uploading chapters until I receive a response from them. I don’t think the author will flat out deny me, so you all don’t have to be too concerned. This doesn’t mean that I’ll stop translating. I’ll continue to translate during this wait, so if I do get permission, everything I’ve gotten done up until that moment will come out all at once. So expect a batch release.
Albeit, this will also depend on my patience. If it takes an incredibly long time to receive a response, then I may end up just posting anyway. If possible, I’ll try to refrain from doing this since it’d be disrespectful, but if the wait goes for much too long, then I’m not really sure what future me will do. I’ll continue to put up the status of my translations in the #announcement channel of the discord server.

I’m aware that some people may be upset by the fact that I’m holding back translations, but this is an important matter to me since even back when I first started to translate 〈Dungeon Defense〉, I’ve always placed an emphasis on respecting the author. So I humbly request that you all be patient alongside me.

Additional news, I’ll probably be putting up a FAQ page on my site since people keep coming around to ask me the same questions over and over again, so hopefully, this will help settle some inquiries which you guys might have.

As an apology for this rather long wall of text, have a Paimon fanart.

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[Credit: vu l can (Source)(pixiv profile)]

Dungeon Defense: Volume 4 – Character Poll & Notice


Welcome to the third character popularity poll for Dungeon Defense!

The last poll ended up rather bad since someone resorted to using a bot to boost up Barbatos’ total votes. So the previous character poll is pretty much null and void. Hopefully, the same thing doesn’t end up happening this time as well. I’m trusting you guys.

Who is your favorite character? (Dead ones included)

Who is your favorite waifu?

Someone mentioned that it was unfair for Dantalian to be on the list, so here’s a poll for favorite character excluding Dantalian.

Who is your favorite character? (Excluding Dantalian)

Once more, some people may be unable to access the polls, so if you really want to vote, then I recommend using a VPN or something.

Notice

This is rather important to me and many other translators out there. Please read translations strictly on the sites of the translators. Especially if it’s a novel that you enjoy. There have been way too many sites popping up lately that flat out steal our translations and put it up on their sites. They throw in ads so they’re profiting from it, too. So please, do not read translations on a third party site unless the translators themselves tell you to.
Also, what’s with people translating my translation to their own language, without receiving my permission, and also putting it behind a pay wall? That isn’t right. I assume those people will know who I’m referring to.

Anyway, like I said in the intermission of volume 4. I’ll be taking a 1-2 week break before I start translating volume 2 of 〈Your and My Asylum〉. Thank you all for sticking with me until now and until next time!

〈Dungeon Defense: Volume 4〉 – UPDATE!

I’ve received my copy of <Dungeon Defense: Volume 4>, however, please do not expect any post of it yet. I’m going to wait until I obtain proper scans of the illustrations before I decide to post. I know I posted before with pictures from my phone, but as much as this novel has gain popularity, I feel that much more inclined to provide you guys with the same quality of the book itself.

So I do hope you guys can be patient for a while longer.

Although I won’t be posting until I get the scans, I will still be translating during that time. Translating will start next week(Since I need time to read the book properly and also because it’s Christmas soon), December 26th.

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