First off, thank you all so, so much for your many kind words, for many of you who sent gifts over as well, and especially the many of you who registered just to say happy birthday. Thank you all so much. I’m seriously moved by the outpouring of affection, and I’m not ashamed to say I love you guys back. It took me an hour just to reply to all of the birthday notes. Thank you all.
Now, since I’m gone for today, if 7 Killers wasn’t enough to satisfy your reading craving, I wanted to do a PSA and introduce some more Chinese/English translations of similar novels if you aren’t already aware of them. I know many of you are, but some of you might not be, so I thought I’d introduce you guys to them and help provide some free advertising to them xD
Bagelson over at Blue Silver Translations is currently translating the novel, Douluo Dalu at his website, https://bluesilvertranslations.wordpress.com/. Douluo Dalu is a Xianxia/Wuxia/reincarnation type of novel, and it is written by Tang Jia San Shao, an extemely popular webnovelist in China who actually is a bit more popular than I Eat Tomatoes. Definitely worth a read! He is up to Chapter 70 and has been doing around a chapter a day for the past two or so months now.
Speaking of Xianxia/reincarnation novels, a new one has been started at World of Watermelons by IEatWatermelons at http://worldofwatermelons.com/ for translating the novel, ‘The Desolate Era‘. This blog is a new one, but I checked it out and the translation quality seems very good. I honestly haven’t had a chance to fully read the raws yet, but this is the Xianxia book which I Eat Tomatoes is CURRENTLY working on, and a lot of people have told me that it is his best work. Check it out! Only a few chapters are up so far, but IEatWatermelons seems committed to working on this one at a fast pace, and the translation is good.
Taking a step away from Xianxia, let’s turn to the increasingly popular Zhan Long novel, being translated by a team of translators at Gravity Translations at http://gravitytranslations.com/. This isn’t a Xianxia novel exactly; it is more like a ‘virtual reality MMORPG’ type of novel, but it’s quite popular, and it is being updated very fast by the team, 2-3 chapters a day. Think kinda like Sword Art Online, and you’ll get the idea. Check it out; you might find that you really like it!
There is a huge multitude of various translations of Wuxia and also (especially recently) of Xianxia novels at SPCNET’s Wuxia Translation forums, where much of this got started, including myself and Stellar Transformations by he-man, who inspired many of these current translators by showing them and showing me there is a readerbase for this stuff. To visit the granddaddy of them all, with a huge number of ‘true’ Wuxia novels, check out http://www.spcnet.tv/forums/forumdisplay.php/29-Wuxia-Translations.
Okay, hope this was useful to some of you and helps some of you find things to read if/when I’m not around like today. Again, much love, and happy reading!