I’m normally really good at not letting things get to me but I am really feeling hurt about this so please let me vent.
I’ve been translating Remembering Li Chuan for a bit now, and I’m almost done with chapter 6. But today I saw that someone read my translations, found they weren’t to her liking, and started translating on her own. Now, I don’t mind that, instead of coming over and correcting me or offering to help me, both things I have clearly stated I’m open to, she started on her own. And I’m not going to make stupid claims in anger that her translations are barely different than mine so far, so what is the entire point of having two different versions? It’s her right to do whatever you want. But the least she could do was drop me a comment saying that she was starting to translate. I would’ve responded really happily, and offered my help and let her continue, and probably dropped the series. But just the fact that she knew my translations existed before starting hers and didn’t even bother to write a couple of sentences as courtesy really rubbed me the wrong way. Honestly speaking, manners cost nothing, unless you’re in some kind of emergency. I started my translations when everyone else had barely heard of Li Chuan, and I know my translations are slow and probably very bad, but I honestly worked really hard on them, and now I simply feel really hurt.
I know that some of you may think that I'm being unnecessarily dramatic or butthurt, but I guess you have to understand where I am coming from. Translating mandarin is actually incredibly difficult for me. I have to spend a huge amount of time on every chapter, because I want to do the chapter justice when I'm coming from a background of almost no chinese whatsoever. I've had to give up leisure time in which I did things like read other people's translations (I'm sorry all my xue-jies, I'll become a frequent nuisance on your blogs once more), because if I don't spend time translating these chapters I feel guilty. I started because I wanted to give back to a community and realised that I could, even though it was a rather hard and long route. To be honest, the only reason I learnt chinese was to be closer to my maternal grandmother, my Ahma, because she's the only one in my mixed family who spoke it. Now that my Ahma is in tiantang , mandarin feels like the strongest tie I have to her. I grew up listening to her stories, she is the one who got me hooked on reading. My Ahma, frankly, in my eyes, is as perfect a human as I can ever aspire be. I carried into my translations all these feelings. So yes, maybe I am being unnecessarily dramatic. But this is why I am.
Anyway, after all this, I've come to the conclusion that there is no merit in me doing duplicate work, so for now, my version of the Remembering Li Chuan chapters are on an indefinite hiatus and if you want info for the other translations, you can visit the Shusheng Bar page for it ^^. If the other person ever discontinues or otherwise stops her translation for any reason whatsoever, I will pick it right back up from where she left off, promise~ (thou shalt never go without RLC *giggles madly*)
Now for the good news after I made you all listen to my whining: since I've (for now) dropped RLC, I'm free to pick up another project. Just right in a comment about anything you would like to see translated! I'll read the plot summary and get back to you~ I should also mention that while I'm not open to all suggestions, I normally prefer shorter, modern day, comedic books (especially if they're mentioned on Shusheng Bar so I can gauge other people (who have similar taste to mine)'s reactions) for translation. But again, open to all suggestions ^u^
Hope everyone in exam season is doing well, remember, only a little more to go!! Try to minimize procrastination!! Jia You!!! Su Su!!! Fighting~ Gambatte o(^u^)o
I am working on getting my life on track, so you shall be seeing me a bit more often (I hope). Meanwhile, enjoy chapter 5
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This was the chappie that won me over, tbh... Until now, I was all, meh, he's too perfect, she's too perfect. But here, we get into the details of the bum leg and the dry quips and Li Chuan finally has more personality! And our leading lady has a spine, and practices her speaking English by memorizing horror movie lines... characterisation, we have some XP
Youtube channels (links lead to user upload playlists):
http://lovefia.wordpress.com/ (witty, witty recaps and other goodies~)
http://lakorns2share.blog.com/ (Downloads and other goodies)
http://sugar-daily.com/ (recaps, news and goodies)
http://asianfuse.net/ (needs no description)
http://lakorngods.wordpress.com/ (the blog's inactive but the posts are still up, so some lakorns and fanfics)
http://lakorn.guchill.com/ (watch raw lakorns)
Either way, talk over, time to torture you with the first part, aka Long and Tiring.
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I propose we start calling them the PocaGuri couple~
So I don't really watch WGM (basically it's been WooJung couple, Adam couple, Ansol Couple and snatches of the international one) so I wasn't really expecting anything, but a couple of gifsets caught my eye, and before I knew it.. there we have it, a couple I love (and it took me 5 episodes to decide that, so unless they really screw up, they're good). So err.. I went ahead and made cuts for them (this season is good that way that they don't have interlacing clips of the different couples). There might be a few extra seconds in the front and back of the video, but that's because I'd rather leave a bit extra in than accidentally cut some out.
So yeah... tell me if there's any problem, and I'll try to fix it.( Click to see the links~Collapse )
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By the way, I didn't do this in the first post, (though I probably should've) but you can go through ~this~ tag for the chapters ^^
( Yes, yes, shutting up now~Collapse )
Before I can give you the novel though, I must remind you of a few things:
1)Remembering Li Chuan isn't mine, it belongs to the author, and I am only translating it since I can find no one else who is, neither can I find official translations.
2)Mandarin is my... 6th or 7th language, no exaggerations or bragging, so therefore please do not expect ditto translations. I am translating this from what I understand, and my comprehension level is that of a drunk four year old, so please be lenient. Everyone is welcome help correct me, as I am well aware I can make a shittonne of mistakes, but please, be nice. I am a sensitive child.
3)This is project of a one-man team consisting of a supremely lazy, supremely haggard and supremely busy college student, so updates may not be very punctual and/or frequent, and there's probably nothing I can do about it :< Your comments, love and discussions are the only motivation I have though, so you know what to do to give me a boost ^^
Please track ~this~ tag for the chappies ^^
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