MGA Release ~ Chapters 600–603

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Hello guys! A few short things: I changed and fixed some stuff with the ToC. Barely noticeable really, but if it looks a bit different then that’s why. I’ve also looked more into punctuation and changed a few things (for the better), so if you see dialogues without quotations ending them in certain places, they are actually correct given that it’s the same person speaking. You’ll probably know what I mean when you read that part.

Anyways, I’ve been slacking a bit these days (relishing what’s left of this year), but I’ll pick the pace up and see if I can release a few chapters upon the arrival of another year, instead of constantly pushing them back till the weekend. That’s all I have to say for now, so enjoy this small release~

24 thoughts on “MGA Release ~ Chapters 600–603” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Hi.

    I don’t wish to be rude or anything, but I asked my mom (educated English translator and professor in English at a Danish university), if it was correct in regards to the quotations (purely out of self interrest, since I’ve always liked correcting comma, exclamation marks etc.). She wasn’t aware of the rule you stated, but she said that if you start another quotation with “, without having the prior finished, that was certainly a mistake (you did it in chapter 600, when Chu Feng is speaking (Ctrl + F, Search for “are dissatisfied”).

    Thank you so much for the effort though ! Really kind of you to try to improve when you’re already doing us a major favour purely by translating!

    1. When continuing a quote across paragraphs, you do indeed not close the quote, but must if you switch speakers.

      “This is being said by somebody.   Blah, blah, blagh.

      “This is also being said by the same person.   Blah, blah, blagh.”

      “However, now you know another person is speaking because it was closed last paragraph.   Blah, blah, blagh.”

    2. The reason why this is done is to avoid confusion between who’s speaking. As it is now, without the end quotes in the example you gave, it means Chu Feng is still the one speaking and not a new person. If the end quotes were placed though, it would, more likely, mean that there’s been a change in speaker; though in the past I’ve always ended dialogue with end quotes regardless and it’s just yesterday that I’ve started to do otherwise. If you want to look more into it, you can probably find information just by googling “paragraph quotation”.

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