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August 2018 Announcements

End of the month again.

So aside from a broken arm, a broken computer and a broken heart, not much. I’ve been slacking, or as much as I hoped that I was slacking.

The main reason is the completion of the Kamisama no Memochou series on Baka-Tsuki, 4 years after the series ended. Typically, I would leave the series to the actual translators who were involved, but since I’m the project manager, and BT is an empty hive, I thought I should just patch things up a bit.

Though I still owe a few other series here (when am I supposed to start on kamiinai, I wonder…).

RL work in particular has been a nuisance that I can’t neglect. Well, at least I’m still doing work in more ways than one. In a sense, this site has become some sort of a nursing home for me while I pen whatever random stuff I feel like doing.

That, and I don’t get along with anyone when it comes to my personal tastes in stuff. I’m a man with my own convictions and eccentricities after all. Why would anyone sane want to be a light novel translator?

Starting next month, I will be working on a certain project. Updates will be sparse, but I think you guys will really like it. Of course, I’ve given the editor a total permanent disability insurance just in case, since he’ll need it.

…Lest he becomes a Legion unit of course.

Bemusingly enough, my main focus isn’t to work, or to translate.

NP2 Skadi for the win.

 

 

Speaking of which, I do some random stuff from time to time.

This one might be of interest to you guys:

 

26 year old Shourei Nouzen had a brother ten years younger than him, who was in the most rebellious phase of his life.

“I’m back…eh? Shinn, are you going to the festival?”

“…”

He asked, seeing Shinn wearing a yukata which was very rare. The latter however remained silent as usual.

Their mother’s voice came from the living room downstairs in reply instead, saying that he was going to spend the Tanabata festival with his classmate. Upon hearing that, Rei had a thought. If Shinn was simply going out with his classmates, he would not be wearing a yukata.

“A date, right? How’s she like? Who is this pretty girl?”

“……”

He was ignored.

Yep, he’s at the age when it’s really hard to understand him. Rei thought as he returned to his room, and while he was undoing his tie, he heard a voice beyond the ajar door to his room..

“Brother.”

“Yeah.”

“I can’t tie the obi.”

So Rei wanted to say.

Can’t you just wear a heko obi since it’s a man’s yukata? But since he was asked, he might as well tie the kai-no-kuchi musubi.

“Seriously, you’re always looking for your brother whenever you have troubles. Also you’re watching anime right now …”

Rei spotted Shinn watching anime on his smartphone.

Well, he’s working hard at least. Having thought this far, Rei didn’t chime in any further.

Shinn’s been working really hard, and had considerably grown up as compared to his younger days when he would just rely on others whenever he encountered trouble. However, it’s not too different from asking for help whenever he felt that he couldn’t settle it himself.

Maybe I pampered him too much …while Rei started to reflect upon his actions, Shinn in turn looked really disgusted.

“I never said I needed your help.”

“Yes yes, you never said it, okay?”

You’re still relying on me though. What’s different about that? Aren’t you just saying that while having me tie this for you?

Ahh, Rei sighed.

“Since you’re so arrogant, tie a bunko (light novel) knot yourself.”

“What is a light novel?”

Lady Margaret Millize’s sixteen year old daughter was in the prime of her age.

“Mother, is it weird for me to be wearing this?”

“…Lena, are you asking for my thoughts on it?”

Lady Millize answered, feeling really relieved.

Lena was standing before the tall mirror, sizing herself up and checking if there was anything inappropriate. It had been a while since she had experienced such an emotion.

Lena lifted her sleeves, turned her back towards the mirror to see the obi, and was beaming away.

“Very cute. Have confidence in yourself.”

The refreshing, orange colored yukata had bright butterfly patterns on it, and a bunko knot. It seemed rather large, but was still glamorous. The silvery white long hair matched with a satin cloth, were tied into a ponytail. The butterfly ornament matching the yukata would also creak whenever she moved..

She was dressed in a manner suitable for partying with friends. But on a closer inspection, one could see that Lena had put on makeup, which was a rarity for her. While she was trying to maintain her dignity, she hid her vibrant, pink lips.
“But …”

“A fine lady cannot have such a flustered look.…have a seat and calm down. There is still some time, right?”

For some reason, Lena blushed.

“Ah, there’s still some time …”

She looked around uneasily, and after lowering her eyebrows, said with a teeny-weeny voice.

“Well, you’re waiting for someone to pick you up, no?.”

Lady Millize was a little curious.

“Ah.”

“Receive you!?”

The man who yelled was seated on the sofa in the living room, acting nonchalant as he was reading the newspaper upside down, trying to eavesdrop upon their conversation in an exaggerated manner. That man was Vaclav Millize, her husband, and Lena’s father.

“Someone…will come by to receive you!? Are you going on a date with some hustler!? I don’t know which lecher is so bold…!”

“Wrong, you mean which boy.”

Lady Millize looked over at her husband with bewilderment.

“…Dear, did you return from work early today?”

“Impossible!? It is a father’s responsibility to worry about his daughter! What if something happens!?”

Lady Millize walked over, and looked at her husband as if he was a fool.

“Fo …do you know how overprotective you are being?”

“Repeat yourself!Sort out what you say!”

“Are you a fool?”

“Sort yourself out!”

“Do you know that you are acting like my father did while I was still a student?. Your skin is as thick as the Grand Mur.”

“So you say…”

While the two of them were arguing, the intercom bell rang.

This time, Lena reacted as though her invisible cat ears had pricked up. Before her boorish husband had realized, Lady Millize waved her hand without looking at Lena, who nodded and hurried towards the corridor.

By the time her husband found Lena missing, it was already over.

“I am leaving! ―kept you waiting, Shinn…”

The uneasy look from before had vanished without a trace, and only the cheerful cheers and the footsteps of the geta echoed.

10 comments

    1. Should I read Kamisama no Memochou? Honestly, I don’t like the anime very much, but I really love the other 2 novels which were written by the same author with Kamisama no Memochou, so I’m kind of wondering what to do?

  1. Thank you very much for completing KamiMemo. In seeing it done reminds me of the golden days of Baka-Tsuki, when so much was being translated so fast; nowadays this seems like a lifetime ago.

    Truly, thank you.

  2. Hello Mr.Ping. I’d like to ask if you are still translating the Magdala project because I haven’t seen any updates recently. Or did I miss anything????

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