Schedule of the Week

Second day of the new semester went weirdly. Have a group discussion class, three of the people in there like anime. All women, one’s >40 from the looks of it. Nothing against them at all; but wow, I really wasn’t expecting that. In this college down here in Sacramento I’ve only seen pretty creepy looking young guys that openly say they’re into anime. Honestly, it’s kind of cool to see Eastern anime(otaku-lite!) culture spreading into the west. Remember the days when you’d have to log onto something like a back-alley IRC to get Yu Yu Hakusho episodes?

Haha… —wait, I’m only 23! I shouldn’t be feeling nostalgic yet!?

(Reminder: back to two guaranteed/wk, starting with GCR)

  1. Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 111
  2. Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 112 (Extra)
  3. Dragon’s Bloodline — Chapter 73 (Extra)
  4. The Guild’s Cheat Receptionist 2 — Chapter 1 (Part 6)
  5. The Guild’s Cheat Receptionist 2 — Chapter 1 (Part 7) (Catch-Up)

Extra Info

The Epic Tale of the Forsaken Hero

Regarding redoing the fourth arc: Author still hasn’t finished the story, his last update being on 3/13.

Read this for more information.

Lazy Dungeon Master

 

Meat’s pretty… uh, pretty out there with her request, huh.

Dragon’s Bloodline

Yeah, definitely going to continue with the series as I have been. Going to leave its donation queue disabled until the time comes that I can actually work through it all.

The Guild’s Cheat Receptionist

That bout of ‘stuff’ last week threw me off pretty hard. Missed out on releasing anything on this again. This’ll be the first series to get a release this week!

Inside the Cave of Obscenity

From the looks of it, a lot of people are liking this series quite a lot! That makes me quite happy to be honest. In my view, the sentiments (and attention in general) given to ero in this community is heavily skewed towards the negative because the vast majority of it is translated by MTLers or people just looking to blast through chapters really fast, not paying attention to proper English flow.

Well, that said, because of various reasons, this series will not be updated as frequently as my other translations. It is for when I just need to work on something a bit different from the usual. I hope you all understand.

Extra, Extra!

First week of college is, despite its easier workload than the rest of the semester, hectic from getting everything organized… be it books and class’ syllabi or messing with the financial aid department. Not sure yet what I’m going to do for books. Two of my teachers are wanting physical copies only… orz

On to the topic of my Musings post: MoonBunnyCafe. I’m not sure what all I should say, so I’ll try and hold a pseudo-Q&A.

Q: What is MoonBunnyCafe(MBC)?
A: A website that allows translators to host (or dual host) their translations on their own terms, as well as allowing readers to read multiple series on the same website (easier tracking, consistent layouts between series) and find other novels to read.

Q: Why would you host/dual host/etc on it, Ziru?
A: My reasons are two-fold, and I’ll be really open here:

  • First, I’m always interested in getting more people to read these stories. I genuinely find them all interesting and love to talk to people about them. That’s why I started translating and very possibly why I haven’t pulled my hair out or ground my teeth to dust from irl drama.
  • Second, the ad revenue there actually exists, despite being just as unassuming as what I have here. To give some quick numbers (I really need to get around to making a post talking about this in general I think, I have some thoughts about it…), I have averaged around 1,300,000 views per month in the past 4 months. In those same months, I’ve been earning a mode value of ~$74. Note that I give the mode value due to some weird inconsistency that, again, I want to talk about later on. Quick math and that puts me at a little under $0.06/1k views. Basically… nothing. That number should be closer to $0.25/1k to be considered even ‘small’. MBC’s setup is much, much better for this. Honestly, I don’t know about what I can/can’t say, so I’ll wait till that said later post to give more info.

Q: Will you still be updating here?
A: Yes, definitely! I have absolutely no intention of making anything harder on you guys! The only thing that is going to change is that Novel Updates will be showing my posts on MBC rather than here. Nothing else will change!

Q: … Are you sure you aren’t just telling us to bow down and obey?
A: … … *whistles* … … No, but really. If you want to keep reading on this site, you can use any RSS feed reader or WordPress’ built-in follow system for real-time updates here rather than MBC if you want. I’ll even continue posting rants and stuff here, as well as polls related to series-related questions from time to time (those specifically would probably also be included in release posts there…).

 

All that I can say for now is that if this works out how it looks like it will, my life will suddenly become a whole lot easier starting around two months from now. What that means for me is less things to worry about, also with what that means for all of you readers: more chapters per week!

Well, I hope that helps clear things up. If you have any more questions, ask away below! I’ll be happy to answer.


Oh, and for those that read everything, thank you for sticking through it and putting up with my ramblings.

21 thoughts on “Schedule of the Week

  1. Thanks for the info…
    BTW I feel Obscene Cave should not be at MBC it should be at MSB(Machine Sliced Bread)

    1. Alyschu, owner of MBC, is the one that pushed me into TLing it haha. Even wants me to even pick up another ero o.o

  2. Only 3 are into anime? Anyone from those 3 are into LN/WNs? Have you advertised that you’re doing fan translation? Specially about the Cave of Obscenity. 😀

    1. More like, only three have already openly expressed it.

      And yeah, group discussion. Somehow or another, everyone in the class knows I translate now. They don’t know I’m me though. *ninja*

  3. I remember watching episodes that had been converted to an encoded text file and posted to a bulletin board that I had to download at 4800baud (around 5k/sec) and then decode. IRC wasn’t even a thing at the time. Only other way to get them was to mail a VHS to one of the groups, assuming you could find the address.

    So much easier these days.

  4. haha.. feel bad when you said old irc thing, i remember to trade vhses with people from around the world, had a few from us and a few that i traded from japan and australia.

  5. Ay. I was looking forward to ItCoO too.. Not for the lewd, though. There’s MSB for that.. I’m more looking forward to what the Black Ooze would do in the future. Always interested in fantasy stories with MC that can steal properties of what he/she ate. Also, the various reasons. Is it because you’re not comfortable with translating ero?

  6. I’m 30 going on 40, and I remembered my university friends looking at me funny when I told them I couldn’t join them in their demonstration because Macross will be airing on TV in an hour. A lot of people still think anime are for kids in those days.

  7. 40+, into anime, woman. i never thought i would see these words in one sentence strange world. you really do meet all kinds of people in college. though i still haven’t met anyone who openly says they like anime in my course yet, but its not like the subject has been brought up. ah i really hope i am not the only one. but i agree its really cool seeing older people appreciating or liking anime.

  8. Read here is better! On MBC in right lower corner is ad that slows(load) page and there is nothing to do about it(disable for example).

  9. So, this would mean you only get revenue when I go to the Moonlight Bunny cafe? Ok, then I will go there, wait a bit and then come to read it and your rants and musings here, this should work, right?

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