The sages said, read ISSTH Book 1, Chapter 27!

I Shall Seal the Heavens

Epic loot drop? “Check.” Level up? “Check.” New kick-ass spells? “Check.” New life-and-death situation? “Che.. uh, hold on. What was that?” said Meng Hao. Oh, nothing, said the narrator. Carry on!

Chapter 27: The Wind Rises Again
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade
Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo

I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to those who donated to support my translation, including LJ and JA from California, EG from New York, CDL from North Carolina and SP from UK.

I have some thoughts and explanations regarding donations after the jump.

To be honest, I wasn’t quite prepared for the new donation system when it was rolled out, but I very much appreciate RWX’s willingness to make such a change. I feel very honored to be part of the wuxiaworld family of translators, and of course I’m very appreciative of everyone who is willing to donate to support us.

I started translating to improve my Chinese and for the fun of it. Back then, I was doing one chapter every two weeks. I almost can’t believe I’m now doing seven! In order to bring those free seven-days-a-week updates, I currently translate three chapters on Monday (basically spend all day), and then one per day from Tuesday to Friday (spend the morning doing that, then go to work in afternoon/evening). My full time job leaves me exhausted and unable to translate from Friday night to Sunday night, which is basically a third of the week (thus the long Monday). If you count translating as a part-time job, it basically means I’m working seven days a week currently.

To be honest, I don’t feel the ideal situation is to just accept random donations. I would rather have a sponsored chapter program where donations go to something more concrete than just “deathblade.” Unfortunately, my schedule now is a bit tight and I can’t go beyond seven per week (yet). I’m working on adjusting things to be able to bring some sponsored chapters in addition to the seven guaranteed chapters per week. But I need some more time. Please be patient. ^__^

In the meantime, I very much appreciate the donations, and would like to again thanks RWX for instituting such a generous system. You have my fealty, overlord RWX!!!

14 thoughts on “The sages said, read ISSTH Book 1, Chapter 27!” - NO SPOILERS

  1. Bruh, don’t overwork yourself. We don’t need a system where you would feel pressure from ‘full donation bar’. Just translate as you please and if people want to donate to you, let them! All of us are really happy for your work. Stay happy :p

  2. Don’t worry about our expectations, if someone donates money to you, it isn’t for more chapters, but because they appreciate your translations 😉

    That said, thanks for the chapter, said the commenter.

  3. Thanks for the chapter and the hard work, although I would like to see more chapters, you shouldn’t overwork yourself just for our selfish wish! Ren has always been generous with his works and he’s now even giving fellow translators his shares! That’s a wow!, but unless you have his tenacity I wouldn’t recommend his translation speed, Ren is just a freak that way.

  4. dude don’t overwork yourself. 7 chaps per week is already really good so im quite satisfied. Unless you really do have a lot of free time in the future and feel like doing extra chaps, go ahead. but please don’t try to go out of your way just to do extra chaps. we appreciate all the things you are doing right now. Thanks a lot 🙂

    ps: btw, you should watch the movie interstellar. it’s very entertaining

  5. If you want to keep up with RWX releasing 2 chapters/day, you may find yourself digging your own grave. That lunatic used to translate 3 chapters/day, occasionally pushing 4 chapters/day on weekends. No wonder he got sick with what? like 3-4 hours of sleep each night. I think fans were unintentionally condemning him to slavery by throwing him money.

    Remember your motivation: translate for fun and not for donations. Stay healthy!

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