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Side Project

Overlord Kittypaws 7 Comments

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m planning on taking up a side project, now I’ve narrowed them down to a few choices. Keep in mind that I have no idea what any of these are actually about due to the vagueness of their descriptions, so if anyone has read it and can give a brief description, that would be appreciated. If anyone is already translating it, please inform me.  (。・ω・。)

This would not affect release rate of Guang Zhi Zi. Side project might be released 1-2 times a month depending on length of chapters.

  1. 天域苍穹 (Tian Yu Cang Qiong) Heavenly Domain’s Blue Dome
    Some xianxia/fantasy type story (Ranked #1 on some of Qidian’s weekly rankings)
  2. 黑色纪元 (Hei Se Ji Yuan) Black Era
    Some sort of time travel or reincarnation fantasy/xianxia story I think? Looks like there’s skeletons, so maybe demon lord? (Ranked top 10 in some Qidian rankings)
  3. 武動乾坤 (Wu Dong Qian Kun) Martial Movement of Heaven and Earth
    Written by Tian Can Tu Dou (Unending Potatoes), author of Battle Through the Heavens
    MC steals some secret technique then does OP stuff (Xianxia)
    (IDK ranking, but it’s BTTH author.)
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      I actually have no idea what they’re about since the descriptions on the sites are really vague. I’ll try to whip something together though so you all know it’s direction.

      1. Kind of pointless to put Heavenly Domain’s Blue Dome on there without any summary. Nobody would vote for an unknown.

  1. Summary for: Wu Dong Qian Kun –
    Lin Dong, an average child in a declining branch family of the Lin clan, accidentally finds a mysterious Stone Talisman inside a cave. From then on Lin Dong’s destiny begins to change!
    My opinion: WDQK and BTTH are pretty much the same in terms of plot. It’s a little bit more mature/darker and the relationships are better but it takes a while to build up. It’s quite good, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a side project and also b/c I want to see something new (pls)

    If you’re only releasing side project chapters once or twice a month, then my suggestion is doing a teaser translation kind of like FlowerBridgeToo’s Synopsis Sunday. At the rate your’e going for Guang Zhi Zi, you’ll be done in about a year because it’s a relatively short web novel. Summaries of web novels usually don’t tell you very much, so a teaser chapter is very important for selecting a novel you like and others too. The teasers are also useful for translators willing to take up a new series (Eg. Close Combat Mage).

    These polls, in my opinion, aren’t very useful either because people choose novels based on the things they’ve already read. So new novels with poor summaries or by different/unfamiliar authors are unlikely to be taken up. For example, if you look at voidtranslation’s request for a side novel, most of the comments were something along the lines of “Take up Kuang Shen (at that time on hiatus) even though you don’t really like it” or “focus on Xian Ni (b/c we don’t care about your request)”. There were only like one or two actual/new suggestions.

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No spoilers