☯ ISSTH Chapter 1263 ☯

Legends of Ogre Gate Chapter 2: Five Spades is now live. Go check it out. Or start from the beginning with the prologue.

Chapter 1263. Translator: Deathblade. Translation Checker: anonpuffs. Chinese Grammar Consultant: Madam Deathblade. Proofreader: GNE and Courtrecords. Memes: Shu and CyanR. Meme Archives: JerryDaBaws. Master of Cuteness: Baby Deathblade.

This is the 6th chapter of the week!

16 thoughts on “☯ ISSTH Chapter 1263 ☯” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

  1. Hello Deathblade.

    As much as i love ISSTH and your translations i must say that i hate the way you are trying to promote ISSTH. From the day you started with patreon you have been leaving horrible cliffhangers here on WW. I initially wanted to go and donate some money to you but the way you are doing stuff now i must say that i disapprove so i will not donate anything. Anyway enough with my dissatisfaction. Great work with translating!

    1. That’s like overweight people blaming mcdonalds for being fat, it’s stupid. I don’t think any other translator does actual teasers (I know Spirit realm does picture teasers but not actual text of upcoming chapter), but teasers are a bonus for me as a reader. It hypes readers up for the next chapter / allows us to read a little bit further / lets us know what to expect. If you don’t like cliffhangers then don’t read the teaser, it’s that simple. Don’t blame others for lack of self control. It’s not like deathblade has someone at gunpoint demanding that they donate to him. I am also deciding whether or not to support his patreon, but I don’t blame him for it because I think he deserves it. He is putting in extra work after all, and it’s beyond just translating.

      1. Yeah. The main difference is that reading chapters of a novel has none of the negative side effects that eating fast food does. Also, the majority of patrons pledge $1, which is not even enough to get anything at McDonalds. Wait, they used to have a $1 menu, do they still? Things are different here in China so I’m not sure.

        1. I love the cliffhangers. They are frustratingly exciting in a thoroughly positive way!

          Thanks for all the hard work. I made this account specifically to thank you initially. Check out my username for my login.

          As always thanks for the chapter.

    2. This pretty much deserves a big “LOL.” My cliffhangers have remained exactly the same from the beginning. I never exceed 400 words in the sneak peek chapter and also don’t have less than 200 words, except on rare occasions. Go back through comments on wuxiaworld or reddit to way before patreon and you will find plenty of people complaining about cliffhangers. If you don’t want a cliffhanger from me, don’t click past the full chapter. Also, what I’m promoting is not ISSTH, it’s my patreon page. In case you didn’t notice, I don’t have a patreon button on any ISSTH page any more, nor in the chapter release posts. The only place you can find a link is at the bottom of the sneak peek chapter.

      Anyway, enough with my rebuttal. I’m glad you are enjoying the story.

    3. I mean, DB has always made cliffs on the teasers. In fact I remember DB specifically messing with the order of teasers just to make a cliff a few times. The only difference I have noticed since the patreon getting set up is that he advertises at the end of every teaser. It’s just not right, I have none of teh moneys why do you do this to me DB?!

      1. Yeah, there have always been cliffs, but there’s a difference between
        “The words he uttered were the type that anyone would think were wildly egotistical and arrogant. *teaser ends*” or “Soon……………… *teaser ends*” and a teaser that wraps it up more. I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence that the cliffs have been huge lately, but I kind of see it as trying to create more incentive for readers to donate. And I agree about the patreon link at the bottom of every teaser, it’s really annoying, like “give me money and you get the next chapter! wink wink” and I liked it much better when it was off to the side- it seemed like more of an option. Now it’s like separating the readers by how much they’re willing to pay and that just doesn’t seem fair to me, especially for those of us like me who can’t pay. I like how LittleShanks is doing it: just putting Patreon money in the donation queue.

        1. Also, from this chapter:
          “Each time he did, the flame in the lamp also danced.
          The figure on the throne…. was
          Read chapter 1264 right now on Patreon”
          Read chapter 1264 right now on Patreon
          Um,,, isn’t this just trying to rake in more money with the temptation of more chapters,,, emphasized by that cliff,,,?
          I realize that financial gain is great and all and it probably helps keep you motivated for translating, but this??? I just think it’s going too far???
          I’m kind of okay with something like “Donate here on Patreon” but adding that “Read [next chapter] on Patreon” is clearly linking paying money and chapters.

          1. You do realize that you can do a ONE TIME donation of $1 also. Everyone has a dollar but not sure if unlocks the early release chapters for you though.

            I personally see nothing with wrong with strategically placement of the patreon button. It is a proven tactic in everyday life like why supermarket put milk and eggs already in the back of the whole building so you have to walk thru store to get the basics 🙂

            Have some self control….don’t be tempted …..you can wait 24hrs ……

          2. It’s not that I don’t have $1…… it’s that I have no way of paying it… I can’t be the only one right?

    4. Only thing DB been promoting is his original work Ogre Gate….lol. You can’t blame the translator for cliffhangers O_O. He doesn’t write the story. Everyone in the world needs to make money so they can support themselves; so donate whatever is comfortable for you. You have to realize translations takes time and money to complete. Not supporting is one thing but saying it is because of cliffhangers is absolutely absurd. DB’s translation pacing is beyond superb, who else can does 14 to 20 chapters a week.

      I think he should leave the patreon link on all the chapters anyway; more financial support never hurts.

      My suggestion: don’t read for a week = no cliffhangers 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness!
    I didn’t expect to find comedy on this page.
    Please, don’t make me laugh so hard, my ribs are still sore from bronchitis.

    I’m gonna throw a few things out there just cause.
    1-as many have said, if you don’t like the teasers, don’t read em.
    2-completely ignore any ‘read next bit if you donate’. That’s crap.

    If you want to support DB, do it because he’s trying to make a living by turning out fabulous translations at a pretty good speed. Do it because you want to say ‘thank you for your hard work’. Do it because you have too much money and need a place to spend it. Don’t do it to read ahead. The ‘read ahead’ for sponsors will basically push you ahead some number of chapters, and then you’ll run out again. So you’ll be in the exact same position as now, except you’ll be some number of chapters ahead. His buffer is only so big.

    DB, thank you for doing turning out excellent translations for us daily. Keep up the good work.

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