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Tears of Themis – Symphony of the Night Event

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Weiding Shijian Bu – Tears of Themis

I legit teared up at the ending of this event and was not expecting them to go that hard on the themes. The monologue got me like no tomorrow. Anyway, plugging this here to share. There was also a mini-event between Lost Gold and this one that I did not advertise, haha, the Case of the Missing Roomba.

TL Commissions Open

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Hello hello! As promised, I’ve opened commissions again now that we’re into November (although I wanted to finish something else up first and so I’m actually a day late into November, oops).

At any rate, feel free to comment on this post or the official commission page! Please make sure you’re using a valid email address when commenting, so I can contact you. Don’t worry, no one else will be able to see your email except for me. I don’t have a limit in mind, but it’s my custom to only have 5 pending requests at any given time.

Tears of Themis – Lost Gold Event

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Weiding Shijian Bu – Tears of Themis

There was a month long event and, because nothing was said about whether or not the stories would be preserved, I was in a translation marathon hell for the entirety of October LOL. My friend and I managed to finish before the end of the month though, so don’t mind me as I plug the translated event story. This was an enjoyable case and we get to see the men interact more with each other (they also do this in Chapter 5, but we’re not there yet).

Tears of Themis – Chapter 3

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Weiding Shijian Bu – Tears of Themis

Hello, another update about how the entirety of Chapter 3 has been translated. Check it out if you’re interested in this Chinese mobile otome game! The cases honestly just get more and more interesting after Chapter 2 and this is another one of my favorites. Zuo Ran grabs the spotlight here.

Tears of Themis – Chapter 2

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Weiding Shijian Bu – Tears of Themis

Hello everyone, just updating that the site I’m collaborating on has completed translations for Chapter 2. Check it out if you’re interested in a Chinese mobile otome game! Like I mentioned in the last post for this game, Chapter 2 introduces Lu Jinghe, the CEO heir, and my psychiatrist bias, Mo Yi. Chapter 2 is my favorite case out of all of them so far, because it deals with some heavy themes.

Tears of Themis – Chapter 1

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Weiding Shijian Bu – Tears of Themis

Hello everyone, just updating that the site I’m collaborating on has completed translations for Chapter 1. Check it out if you’re interested in a Chinese mobile game! The cases only get more interesting after this and, in Chapter 2, we’re going to get introduced to my favorite characters, hehe, Mo Yi the psychiatrist and Lu Jinghe the CEO.

Celebrating 9th Anniversary!

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EDIT: The random number generator spat out 322, so waterinegirl with 314 is our lucky winner! Thank you to everyone who participated or just commented <3!

Hello hello! Can you believe we’ve gone around the sun together again? First, I just wanted to thank all the old and new visitors to my blog for their support and interest. I’m happy if anyone manages to find enjoyment here at my blog, especially given this year we’re going through. Secondly, and most importantly, I hope you and your families are all managing to stay safe!

I seriously don’t know what to say in these posts, so I dug up my old anniversary post to see what was going on and… well, it looks like I finished another LN translation (Miss Appraiser) and then slotted in another one that I haven’t started (Deep Clouds). I, uh, did not manage to finish my WIP but I’m much more confident in my writing? LOL. Between then and now, I also became literate in Chinese and then immediately got sucked into Chinese otome mobage hell, which explains why I didn’t make any progress on any JP otome games (cough Piofiore cough).

But this blog is still here and plodding along to provide you guys with otome content from various places. I’m running out of things to say, so I’m just going to end this by thanking you all for your support again and I hope this blog remains a place for people to get away from their current troubles and indulge in fictional romantic stories.

PS. I’ll be hosting a giveaway this time too, although it’ll just be a drama CD translation.

PRIZES

  1. ONE drama CD translation.

RULES

  • Giveaway will start at 00:00 PDT 18 August 2020 and end at 23:59 PDT 25 August 2020.
  • Pick a number between 1-500 and tell me about something you’re proud of in this year.
  • I’ll be picking the winner with a random number generator!
  • I’ll edit in the winner and close comments for this post when the contest is over.

TL Commissions Opening Feb 7

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Hello everyone! I had a nice lovely break, made some good progress on other projects, and have cleared up my schedule enough to feel like I can take on another batch of commissions. So, this post is being sent out as a notification to all those subscribed that I’ll be opening 5 slots for commission on February 7, 2020 (PST). I’ll consider doing more after that, but I’m limiting it to this amount at first because I feel awful for making people wait too long.

Please don’t comment to this post with your commission request. I’ll only look into the ones I receive on February 7 (PST) so that everyone gets a chance to see that I’m opening commissions, and has time to consider and respond on February 7 (PST). Thank you for your understanding!

For information about my rates, I have a page that’s listed on my top bar. But here’s another link too just in case.

Celebrating 8th Anniversary!

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EDIT: The winning numbers are 387 and 134. leohikarusora was closest to the first one with 379 and waterinegirl with 143. Thank you to everyone who participated and I loved seeing all the stories people have been reading. Funnily enough, or maybe not since we’re all here on an otome blog, I’ve actually seen quite a few of those titles!

Ha ha! This time I’ve scheduled this post ahead of time so I don’t forget it like I did last year (and had to do an embarrassing backdate). I never know what to say in these things, but here’s a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported my blog up until now and a WARM WELCOME to all the newcomers that joined this year! I’ve always done what I do on this blog for myself, but it’s nice to connect with other people who share the same interests!

Looking back over the year, and comparing this post to my last anniversary post, it looks like I finally finished my Light Beyond translation (and then immediately started up another LN translation LOL). I’ve also opened up commissions and the interest in people for that exceeded my expectations a thousand times, so thank you all so much (๑→‿←๑).

Regarding the future of this blog, I still plan on continuing with it and heading wherever my interests take me (as long as it’s otome-related)! I’m trying hard to make my way back to otome games and am in the middle of endless Pio Fiore, which… just got localized. AKSYS STOP TARGETING ME LIKE THIS. Honest to gods, every single game I want to play they nab for localization. And you’d think I’d be like “Okay, I won’t blog about it then…” but I blog about these games for my own memory and practice!!

The main reason for my slow playing speed is because I’ve got other personal projects going on. It’s my goal to finish writing my WIP novel by the end of next year, so I’ve been stretching my time between that, this blog, and my full-time job. I also finished my part in a game project that I was working on with some friends, so woohoo!

Anyway, thanks again to everyone who has left a comment on this blog, dropped by for a view, or are just a long-standing lurker. I hope next year brings more games onto this blog LOL. Incidentally, I’ll be hosting a giveaway this year since I’m much more prepared.

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VOCALOID ~ Lent Lily ~

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Original: ジグ (Zig)
Singer: ツナカン (Tuna Can)
Illustration: Asuna

(Okay, I think I’ve got the music bug out of my hands. This one and the summer one are two of my absolute favorite songs :’) so I just wanted to share them and practice song lyric translations. My other favorite song is a Touhou one that I’m not even going to attempt because I already saw a godly translation for it.)

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VOCALOID ~ That Summer Saturates ~

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Original: カンザキイオリ (Kanzaki Iori)
Singer: ハイダミオ (Hyda Mio)
Mix: Blue
Encoder: rfdn らふどん

(I couldn’t help but bring this onto my blog even though it’s very different from my normal content, but this song hits me hard, so… well, here we are. I love these types of songs where it’s tender and sad and just… ow. You really get the feeling that it’s a over-saturated memory of summer that’ll never fade.)

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Limited Commissions!

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Hello! Trying something a bit new for this blog because I’ve been hit with unforeseen expenses this month (medical treatments and prescriptions). I’m opening limited translation commissions. Details under the cut! I’ll be putting a page up with the same details about commissions that I can use in the future to open and close, so this post is just going to become normal. You can still reply to this post but it’d be better to head to the page! Thank you!

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Celebrating 7th Anniversary!

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Uh, so I’m a dum-dum who missed her own blog’s anniversary (WORDPRESS DIDN’T REMIND ME!) and that clearly tells you how busy I’ve been lately or just so zoned into queuing things to next year that I completely forgot about this LOL. Anyway, I’m backdating this to the actual anniversary date so I don’t forget it for future reference but I’ll sticky this post to the front page for a while just so everyone can see this message. Unfortunately, I didn’t prepare anything for this year’s giveaway so it’ll just be a short message about me and my blog.

Between last year and this year I’ve done a lot more translations (though it looks like I started SNB before my 6th anniversary) and that’s been interesting and time-consuming in its own way. I’ve also done a heck ton more drama CD translations this year. I’m almost freed from my light novel translation though (it’s going into 2 years!!) and I’m catching up to the latest chapters in SNB… WILL I BE FREE TO PLAY GAMES FINALLY!? I have such a ridiculous hoard of otome games it’s not even funny now and I’m really missing them LOL. But, jokes aside, I’ve enjoyed these translation projects and they really helped me develop a translation style for myself as well as truly understanding the age-old debate of literal vs. liberal translation and the gradient of these two sides.

I don’t know what the future has in store for this blog but I’m not quitting it any time soon either so that’s something! Hopefully, I’ll get to put up game posts again between this anniversary and the next. And a huge thank you to everyone who visits this blog too by the way! I remember when traffic was super quiet at the beginning (back in 2012 LOL) but now I’m seeing regular commenters and it’s just fun stuff!

On a side note, and I had to check the dates for these, but I took the N2 in December 2017 and the results that were released in January 2018 showed that I passed! You may have seen me yelling on Twitter about it but that’s something to report between this blog’s last anniversary and this anniversary. I AM AN OFFICIAL N2!! With no formal lessons in Japanese!! I passed by self-studying through playing games, listening to drama CDs, and reading light novels and web novels LOL. More about my N2 experience will be under the cut.

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Next SNB Army Vote

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I remembered there’s a true convergence in Uesugi’s chapter 9 with Takeda so we’re bumping up the voting schedule to have the overall story read better when everyone else catches up after Uesugi’s chapter 8. IIRC there’s a convergence with Takeda and Sanada too (I’m just drawing a blank at where it is exactly) so regardless of which army wins I may jump over to the other one sooner rather than later. Mouri is safe to continue all the way to chapter 4 though.

Anyway, go, go, toss your votes for the next army! I’ll be closing this poll once I post 8.5 of Uesugi.

EDIT: So the winner is Takeda Army! We’ll be starting with them after a quick detour to Date’s ch10 (horribly timed considering the mess they made in Uesugi LOL).

Next SNB Translation

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I figured I should ask my lovely audience here what you guys want to see next because I’ve been undecided. We’re catching up to where the game is in terms of released content for Oda and Toyotomi so it’s about time to head to new grounds. Here are our options:

  1. Oda + Toyotomi events. There’s the volcano event (both armies), the moonlit poets (Oda), and then the latest one (Toyotomi) which I haven’t updated the page with yet. I’d be doing all three if this choice is chosen.
  2. Or we can move into another army entirely! The choices here are either Uesugi or Date next.

Please vote with your money love to help me decide (I am but a lowly translation slave– jk jk)!!

Poll is closed and THE DATE ARMY IS THE WINNER!