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  1. I can promise you this one is not going to take years I'll post a full update on the current situation on Fuwanovel pretty soon; we're stronger than ever and things are looking up!
  2. Hey all, thanks for the replies and encouragement! I realize that if one only uses this forum as their information source, the progress on this will probably have seemed rather scarce And I admit, I haven't updated the thread at all to create any additional hype or expectations, but that's kind of been on purpose - I'm the sort of the person to typically walk the walk before talking about it. That way I can't let anyone down, heh. Actually nothing in particular prodded me to post this update either, and I don't have a grand announcement to make right now, I just thought I'd pop in to say hi while coming to the forum to answer a few PMs. So, how's it going? Well I'm not dead and the project certainly isn't either, all in all it has chugged along very well. I've been pretty active on a few big VN Discords and received a ton of help from a ton of absolutely awesome people, but for the past month or two I've unfortunately been very tied up in some other responsibilities. Such is life! However, I'm trying my darndest to get back to the Manakashi project right about now, so don't worry. I will, also, actually create a new teaser video of some sort soon to show off the quality and progress we're working with, as well as how I solved certain technical challenges. I don't like talking line counts - and actually I don't keep or know exact line counts, either - but while there's a whole ton still to translate, I can at least say that I am rather proud of the quality of what has been done so far. So anyway, I guess all I wanna say to you lovely people is that if you want to see this project happen, please don't hesitate to keep letting me know Reply to this thread, talk to me on Discord (yumi#0163), PM me on Fuwanovel, whatever - It does help me gauge interest and thus my own time allocation to the project, and actually means more to me than I'd like to admit. I might've started the project for entirely selfish reasons, but due to the sheer volume of material alone it's not going to end that way. So, in addition to the previous paragraph, I guess I'd like to put out a lazy call for reinforcements. Translation (and the editing that follows) is the job I'm most picky about, but if you happen to be a proficient translator/writer and would want to help with this project, don't hesitate to get in touch. I also periodically need a few trusted people to QA/test the project while it is in progress. If you'd like to do that and think you'd be good at it, feel free to DM me on Discord, preferably. Additionally we will need a real TLC down the line, but that's actually not very critical right now. So yeah, alright, that's the Manakashi project right now! Talk to you again later Maybe I should ask for a developer role on the forums to create one of those dev diaries...
  3. I get that this is not strictly on topic, but... It's perfectly fine to learn things as you go! My philosophy is to never wait around for something until you're "good enough to do it" under some arbitrary measure, because then you're wasting time, and time is the most precious resource of all. Additionally, I firmly believe that hands-on work is the fastest way to learn practically anything. Of course it helps if you can be realistic about where you are skill-wise and what you need to do to grow (i.e. you're past the first Dunning-Kruger peak), but there's no reason not to start whatever it is you want to do right now. Now, if your work is atrocious, people will tell you for sure, but very few are actually malicious enough to fault you for trying. You can safely ignore those few and try again or keep going. Coincidentally, I'm translating Manakashi no Yuri wa Akaku Somaru. Why that one? Meh, no particular reason, really.
  4. I seem to have joined (or, activated) at a great time Wish all the best for Tay, this site and community.
  5. Hi everyone, I'm yumi and I just want to announce that I'm working on a translation of the 2019 adult visual novel 真愛の百合は赤く染まる Manakashi no Yuri wa Akaku Somaru [True Love's Lily Dyes Red] Yes, the title is a pun on multiple levels, but this is the most fitting translation I've come up with so far. Introduction Team: pantsudev Members: @yumi [everything] VNDB: https://vndb.org/v26232 Background and Current State At the moment I'm going at somewhere around 1000 lines, but I haven't been at it for long yet, and I do work at a rather brisk pace. This is because, being a programmer, I first developed all-custom tools that now let me focus on the actual content without wasting time on manual labor. I'll divide this section into separate background and progress blocks later when it makes sense. Other Info While I'm content working alone and not strictly looking to recruit anyone, it is true that the effort could benefit from at a few additional hands; Namely, someone more adept than myself at crafting emotive prose in English, and a fluent- or native level Japanese speaker to check some of the harder source material. Given the sheer amount of material, I could also consider another regular translator, should someone fitting come up. My system/tools keep track of updates and translation state per each individual line, so it's easy to go back at any point to only fix up lines that haven't been finalized yet. I'm doing all of this for my own amusement and to train my skills in both Japanese and creative writing, so my perspective might differ somewhat from how other people view their projects. i.e. the journey matters more than the destination. Alright, cool! Anything else? Feel free to let me know what you think! And if you'd like to directly contact me for whatever reason, preferably DM yumi#0163 on Discord or send a PM here. Thanks for reading!
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