Translation Pace/Donation system yay or nay?

Overlord Kittypaws 2 Comments

Hey readers, with the completion of the first volume of Guang Zhi Zi come some announcements.

First of all, this first volume has been a sort of trial period for me. Just to see how well I can translate, how quickly, etc. And well, I’ve found that I like it. However translating takes time away from other things I could be doing. So from now on I’ll be maintaining a constant pace of 2-3 chapters a week. Hope you guys weren’t mislead by my release pace these last two weeks. πŸ˜›

Second of all, I’m considering a donation system similar to Wuxia World’s which has gotten so popular. Β Some points about how it would work over here:

  • I would continue releasing 2-3 “regular” chapters a week regardless of donations.
  • For every $60 (Subject to change) I would add 1 “sponsored chapter” to the weekly amount of chapters
    i.e $180 = 3 regular chapters + 3 sponsored chapters = 6 chapters that week
  • Β Of course this would be capped out at some point as there is a limit to how many I can translate a week.
    I feel confident in releasing 8-10 chapters max at the moment. This number would increase to ~15+ in summer.
  • Donations would mainly go to:
    1. Website management/upgrades for more website functionality.
    2. Maybe get a new domain, forums, chatroom, etc.
    3. My Twizzlers addiction (Don’t judge, it’s my translation food.) πŸ˜›
    4. More Twizzlers.
    5. Would be willing to translate for boxes of Twizzlers or Snickers

Final bit: I’m considering taking up a side project for those days where I don’t feel like translating Guang Zhi Zi. So if anyone has any recommendations for a Xianxia/Fantasy Chinese webnovel available online that no one else is translating, that would be appreciated.Β Note: This would be an extremely slow translation.

So there ya go.