Fellow Daoists, please enjoy ISSTH Book 2, Chapters 133-135!!

Li Daoyi and the Li Clan Patriarch hustled along. “Say, you didn’t happen to bring any deodorant along, did you?” asked the Patriarch. “I ran out a few centuries ago.” “Sorry, no,” said Li Daoyi. “But I did bring some gum. Your breath is a bit ripe.” “Well what did you expect? I haven’t brushed my teeth for about four thousand years!” Li Daoyi rolled his eyes and handed over a stick of gum.

Chapter 133: Do You Dare?!
Chapter 134: Chapter Title Withheld in Announcement Post
Chapter 135: Chapter Title Withheld in Announcement Post
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editors: Madam Deathblade, John Roberts
Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo
Chapter 134 Sponsor: Hein Haugeberg
Chapter 135 Sponsor: AM

Chapter 133 is the fourth guaranteed chapter of the week, Chapters 134 and 135 are the fifth and sixth sponsored chapters!

Important note: this week is a bit special. Although I’m not traveling, I’m still on summer vacation. My regular job doesn’t start until next week. Normally, I can’t do more than 4 sponsored chapters per week. However, because I have more time now, I can do more than usual. Just don’t get too used to the extra chapter load! Once my job starts up again next week, I will be stuck at my previous limit…

Some other important notes about changes to some previous translations…..

1) In the past few weeks I’ve made a bunch of changes to previous content. I went back to some of the early chapters, generally speaking about the first 50, and consolidated a lot of the terminology. I didn’t make any changes relevant to the story, mostly just minor things that will make the story flow better for new readers. That having been said, I know there are still typos and whatnot in previous chapters. If you ever go back to check or read, and notice a mistake, please inform me.

1) Ding Yan / Ding Xin. I actually mis-translated the name of the character Ding Yan. It should be Ding Xin. The characters Yan and Xin look similar, and I simply mis-read it. This is the guy who Meng Hao killed at the North Lake, who was Grandmaster Pill Demon’s disciple, and who Meng Hao took the black bow from (that Chu Yuyan recognized).

2) Meters. I incorrectly calculated all of the distances that were given in meters. Long story short, they should all be roughly three times longer. It doesn’t really affect the plot very much. However, there are a few major areas that did change:

A) The roc. It wasn’t 100,000 meters long, but 300,000
B) The red rope. Wasn’t 1,000,000 meters long but 3,000,000
C) The mastiff. Its growth was described a couple times incorrectly. The last few chapters have been correct.
D) The Flame Serpent/Python. It has always been a bit longer than described
E) The Tower of Tang. It was originally described as 1,000 meters tall, really should be 3,000

I also want to state for the record that for measurements, I will generally round to the nearest 0 or 5, just to make it sound good in English. I don’t think uber-specific number translations are necessary or relevant to the storyline. So if the Flame Serpent is technically 33.3 meters, I’ll probably just call it thirty or thirty-five meters. I already went back and fixed all the mistakes in previous chapters, so if you go back to read anything, it will be correct.

7 thoughts on “Fellow Daoists, please enjoy ISSTH Book 2, Chapters 133-135!!” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Actually, ISSTH is so lucky to have you as a translator, for you to be so devoted whilst being busy, you’re a charity bro. My beloved ATG will soon be slow, it can’t be helped, since the translator is still a student. Him, being a student and still translating is already a deed. I can only sigh *sigh*

  2. My brain just exploded from seeing a 3-chapter update. I shall erect a monument in your honor, Deathblade! It is most honorable how you devote so much time to translating. You and your editors, of course 🙂

    I also am sort of amazed that the red rope was even longer than I originally thought. 3 million meters is kind of insane…
    Same with the roc of course. What’s with the scale of these things?!

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