☯ ISSTH Chapter 407 ☯

The Difficulties of Translating ISSTH

This is one of those chapters that I spend WAY longer than normal on. Furthermore, something that happened during the course of preparing the chapter illustrates why ISSTH is so difficult to translate (at least for me). At one point in the process, I e-mailed anonpuffs with a question about the meaning of one of the more vague passages. He responded saying that in his opinion there were two possible meanings. Literally the next day, he e-mailed again and said (paraphrasing): “Well I just read something in chapter 1,400-or-so that puts the second option off the table.” That’s right, something in today’s chapter was made clear nearly 1,000 chapters later.

As I’ve mentioned, I’m reading ahead in the novel, but haven’t gotten that far! Without the help of kind souls like John Rogers and anonpuffs, I would really be up a creek without a paddle. Well, I spent many, many hours on this chapter, which I’m excited to release. Please enjoy:

Chapter 407
Translator: Deathblade
Contributors: Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs
Proofreaders: Lingson and MeeBoo
Memes: MemeBoo
Meme Archives: joeljbright
Sponsors: Patryk Czajczyński, Brett Flowers, Chester Moon, and Stefanus Hendra

Many thanks to the Fellow Daoists for bringing the first sponsored chapter of the week!

17 thoughts on “☯ ISSTH Chapter 407 ☯” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Haha, it’s things like that that makes Er Gen’s books really interesting to read, I think.
    Of course, for you it must be frustrating, but to us readers it is awesome.

    Thanks for putting up with Er Gen’s eccentricities and troublesome writing style all for us, Deathblade!

    1. I totally agree. Instead of forgetting about past characters, artifacts, and prophecies like a lot of Xianxia authors do, Er Gen finds ways to tie them all together, even if we don’t find out for hundreds or thousands of chapters.

  2. thank you anonpuffs for making Patriarch DB life easier thus making my life brighter

    FYI, i also starter reading the raw some time ago – leaving Song clan to emergence of Golden patriarch – but drop it because the google translated raw version is frustrating (like a movie with blurry picture and cracking sound) but kept on going because the DB lite a fire under me, but i have stop now cus DB version is incomparable – ha the joy to understand every sentence – i have restrained my urge for more chapters since i get two a day for DB – thanks for your hard work

    Translator: Deathblade
    Contributors: Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs
    Proofreaders: Lingson and MeeBoo
    Memes: MemeBoo
    Meme Archives: joeljbright
    Sponsors: Patryk Czajczyński, Brett Flowers, Chester Moon, and Stefanus Hendra

    THANK YOU!!, THANK YOU!!, THANK YOU!!, YOUR TOO KIND!!!

  3. Thank you very very much. HUG* (No homo though xD)
    Thanks for the chapter!!>>>
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    Translator: Deathblade
    Contributors: Madam Deathblade, anonpuffs
    Proofreaders: Lingson and MeeBoo
    Memes: MemeBoo
    Meme Archives: joeljbright
    Sponsors: Patryk Czajczyński, Brett Flowers, Chester Moon, and Stefanus Hendra

  4. So I’m about to finally get back in to this series, I have 333 chapters to catch up on since I stopped at 74. I’ve asked a few times about whether or not this gets interesting(for me) again, and got a few replies about Protag getting some funny little companions that never leave, and I wanted to ask about which chapter he gets the first one?

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