Good evenin’, folks! By now, many of you will have noticed that we have a new website up! I personally think it now looks much more sleeked and streamlined than before; in a word, it’s beautiful! The thanks for this needs to go to our very own MiPo, who programmed this new theme, and spent six hours with me today alone installing and troubleshooting all of it. So big, big round of applause to MiPo! I also managed to add in some functionality that people have been bugging about for a while now, such as the ability to edit comments, etc., so see! Although I got a day off translation, it wasn’t wasted!
Another thing I did is something I wanted to do a long time ago; put up another story, which I translated the largest part of. This is a more ‘classic’ Wuxia novel, all kungfu, no magic, by one of the greatest modern Wuxia writers, known as Gulong. While Jinyong, the writer of such legendary classics (many produced into TV series) as ‘The Condor Heroes’, ‘Swordsman’, ‘Return of the Condor Heroes’, was famed for his attention to detail and his tremendous grasp of Chinese culture and history, Gulong is famous for his ability to set the scene and really portray the emotions and psychological, human elements to these stories. This novel I just put up is not a light novel, but it is one of my favorite Wuxia novels of all time; 天涯，明月，刀, also known as ‘Horizon, Bright Moon, Sabre‘. The first seven chapters were translated by others (and partially edited by myself); the rest of the chapters were all me. I hope you can consider taking a read; there is a much stronger Chinese flavor/culture to it than Coiling Dragon, which may or may not be to everyone’s taste, but I honestly believe this is one of the finer Wuxia fiction works! Give it a shot!
Anyhow, regardless of what you choose, I’m back to work as of tomorrow. As you guys can see, y’all built up a BIG queue for me to work on tomorrow and the entire next weekend ;). Have fun, gang!