The Update Update

Hello all! I am sorry for the long absence, I was trying to take care of a few things behind the scenes before I posted…alas nothing panned out
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I know many will be sorry, but I will officially be changing to a Teaser Only translation site. No more actual projects with expected releases. It’s been kind of heading that way over the past year anyhow, and I’m sorry I kept things quiet for so long.
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The main reason is simply: time. I no longer have the time to dedicate to translating regularly. My time is typically spent hanging out with the boyfriend (I think he’s The One!) and gaming with friends during my time off, and my free time at work that I once spent translating has shifted over to creative writing.
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My web serial, Overseer, is nearing completion (probably only around 20 chapters left), which I have been writing steadily finally at one chapter a week thanks to the guys at FictionGrill keeping me motivated. In other exciting Overseer news, within the next few days it will be leaving RRL to join the novels on MoonBunnyCafe, run by my good friend Alyschu who has wanted Overseer on there for quite a while now, and will be the first original English Novel invited to be hosted there! Wooo!
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As for the things I was trying to do behind the scenes, I was hoping to make a smoother transition and get my projects new homes before making my announcement, but sadly, none of the people I’ve approached have been willing or contacted me back. Thus, my projects are up for grabs.
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DO NOTE, if someone wants to take over the Light Novel for Yuusha Party, know that I am willing to be a $monetary$ benefactor to you and your group and purchase the digital light novels for you to translate from (For those that need the ability to copy+paste text like a web novel to translate from). Just comment your willingness here with your proper email attached to your username and I’ll strike up an email convo with you.
For those wanting more Yuusha Party now, there is someone translating the web novel version from around where I left off. You can find it on NovelUpdates. (Please, someone get them an editor though).
(☉ε ⊙ノ)ノ

So, this doesn’t mean I’m leaving for good, just no more regular projects or updates. It’ll mostly be a ‘when I feel like it’ kind of thing. I still love you guys
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If you’d like to hang out on a more regular basis, I have a group of people I love gaming with in multi-player games (things like Town of Salem, Duck Game, Minecraft, anything that does multiplayer p.much), so I’d like to invite anyone that wants to into my Discord channel! Just make sure you have the correct email attached to your username here on the site, post you want it, and I’ll email it to you o/ But be careful, once I get my hands on you, we might just game all. the. time.
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And so, I bid you all farewell (to regular updates), until we meet again
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Teaser Pickup – LoveRevoBro

Just a quick update. I got a pingback this morning of someone linking to LoveRevoBro, and lo and behold, it was someone picking up the series! Let the celebrations ensue! For everyone that loved the story of a girl getting transported into an Otome game as the heroine’s older brother, please continue reading at Nakimushi. A big thank you to Monokuropalette!

Comments Fixed—New Theme

Sadly, with the last big wordpress update, my theme that I love (which had not been updated since 2014), broke. No one was able to comment (and I didn’t realize until I posted the most recent chapter of Yuusha Party). Try as I might to get another comment system plugin to use instead, none worked very well with the slim styled theme, and more often than not extended beyond viewable space.

So I made the decision to change the theme. You can now comment regularly again! (and my apologies if you wanted to leave me a comment in the last month and were unable to!) Hopefully everyone likes the new theme. It’s a bit simplistic, but makes for easy reading.

Edit (01/31/16) – After only a month I grew to hate the new layout, so it has changed yet again. This one feels much more like the old one, and I think I’ll stick with it. Yay.

Another update of no updates

So, just as things should have started to slow down at work with the winter season upon us, what should happen but we lose our front desk gal…again…FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS YEAR

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I swear this position is cursed OTL at least this time she quit instead of being fired?

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So, once again, 2 people doing the work of 3 people, and right before the holiday season, and having to train for several weeks….again

(☉ε ⊙ノ)ノ woohoo (not)

So the hiatus continues, cause work sucks. I mean, I love my job, but the situation bites. At the very least we have a good round of initial applicants this time!

ლ(´﹏`ლ) Please let this next one stick…

 

Just a small update

For those watching the translation progress chart, you’ve probably noticed it hasn’t been updating the past couple weeks. That is because I have done nothing to progress it .
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Work has been ridiculously busy, and just when I thought I’d get some time to relax and translate as I worked over the usually slow weekend, I was suddenly bombarded with work that i had to do all by my lonesome (since only one person is on staff on weekends). Add to that that this week I work 8 days in a row with no days off (since I’m covering for my manager who is on vacation for a week…which also means we’re down to 2 staff for the week from 3) translations will continue to be slow if I continue to be bombarded with work (omg actually working at work, who would have thought! The horror!!). Sunday can’t come soon enough.
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I hope you all will continue to be patient with me.
(シ_ _)シ

June (er July) Surprise Teasers! And General status of series

LONG UPDATE IS LONG

Well, it took a little longer than I thought to translate, but here’s 52 pages of translated goodness! (to skip to the releases and synopsis’ look for the #1!). Enjoy all these wonderful Female-oriented and (hopefully) Male-enjoyable stories! Although amount of chapters vary, they are all around the same length of 12-14 google doc pages. We have two LNs featuring girls reincarnated into fantasy worlds (cause why not!), and two WNs which are Female > reincarnated/changed-into > Male. Nearly all genderswap stories out there are Male -> Female (not just in Japan, but across all media), but I am particularly fond of the F -> M category. I will thus endeavor to get others interested!

Same rules apply to these stories as other teasers, feel free to take them over at any point! In fact, I beg you please do! (I don’t have time to TL them all!!!) If you’re interested in the LNs and need access to the raw, toss me a comment or email! Due to OreDungeon news (listed below) I may take on one of the 4 as another project, depending on feedback (so if you want to read more, definitely let me know so that I know people are interested! atm #1 The Lazy Sage and #4 Hitomishiri Onna are my personal favorites)

And now for a general update on all series!

OreDungeon news: Officially dropped. Not because I want to…the author’s account was deleted (something about a rule violation??) ;n; much sadface

Yuusha Party news: Translations will resume immediately now that my teasers are done. Look forward to it!

Jashin Tensei news: Maybe????????

+Alpha no Tachiichi manga: tbh I haven’t touched it much in the last few months, BUT it is still on my agenda!

Goblin no Oukoku news: I still haven’t really touched it all that much…someone should really take it over… *dangles it from a fishing pole*


In the realm of Soli’s work, there’s been another upheavel as our front desk gal has been let go. If this story sounds familiar it’s because our office just went through this a few months ago |D;; Only this time, I am taking on most of the workload of the front desk. So, I’m going to be super busy with work, during one of the busiest times of the year, and have to train someone new to do the job…again. Wish me luck 8A8


#1 (LN)
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Monogusana Kenja
The Lazy Sage

Author: Kuroko
Illustrator: Shabon

Synopsis:
In a world where a variety of peoples live, Elves and Beastmen, even Fairies, there are those that are hated――Mixed Breeds. Acht, a girl with memories and knowledge of a past life on another world, is such a hated creature. Avoided where she walks, unable to stay at an Inn, and no potential places of employment in her future. A life with a mountain of problems, she tries to overcome it with the knowledge from her former life, but when she does… A research loving Royal Magician, a black-hearted Prince, even a Pirate Captain; a bunch of troublesome people begin to call her a “Sage” and follow her everywhere! A reincarnation fantasy about a pessimistic girl and her misfortunes.

Chapter 0 & 1 (part 1)


#2 (LN)
00-1
Tensei Shitanode Tsugi Koso wa Shiawasena Jinsei wo Tsukande Misemashou
I Reincarnated, so the Next Thing to do is Lead a Happy Life
(Happy Life)

Author: Saeki-san
Illustrator: Kasukabe Akira

Synopsis:
After being hit by a car, she suddenly found herself in the afterlife…or so she thought, but for some reason she reincarnated as a baby in another world?! Lizbeth was raised by incredibly doting and beautiful parents, and using the knowledge from her former life she makes a goal to “have a moderately successful life” in this world. However, her talent for magic is abnormal, and a prince, along with many other noble young men have either become infatuated with her, aim to kill her, or almost die…that isn’t “moderate” at all! But even so, she swears to obtain the happy life she envisioned, somehow!

Chapter 0 & 1 (part 1)


#3 (WN)
Watashi, Dokidoki Renai Kakumei de Onii-chan Yattemasu
I, am Playing the Role of the Older Brother in Hearthrob Love Revolution
(LoveRevoBro)
(aka OMG HaruPARTY is translating a non-reincarnation novel!)

Author: Tachimori Asato
*Completed in country of origin

Synopsis:
I’m very ordinary girl who had no interest in Otome games, and was suddenly sucked into the world of a cliche Otome game, Heartthrob Love Revolution. That’s all well and good, I’m not exactly thrilled, but it’s fine. However, why am I the heroine’s older brother? I’m a girl! My character is named Makoto, and as him I hang out with the Heroine to help her get together with the princely character and make it to the end credits. All righty, I just need to support the Heroine while she does her best. If I do, I think I’ll be able to go back to my original world…but wait, why am I so popular? Hey, prince guy, don’t you blush at me!

Chapter 1-2


#4 (WN)
Hitomishiri Onna ga Isekai de Seitenka shita Kekka
The Result of a Debilitatingly Shy Woman’s Genderswap in Another World
(Hitomishiri Onna)

Author: Aichinohito

Synopsis:
Saitou Yoshiko was a boring 24-year old woman. She had always hated her job, but due to her debilitating shyness never spoke out, leading to a suffocating lifestyle. Then at home she suddenly reincarnated?! And into that no less! She had become a man!
Thus, Yoshiko, now named Altis, lives her life in this other world, her shyness causing a whole mess of misunderstandings, unable to rectify them…

Chapter 1-7


For those that made it down this far, I have come to find a strange happening on reddit threads when people mention my translations…they tend to reference me as a ‘he’ more often then not, so it made me wonder, do people really think I’m a guy? D8 Hopefully these teasers (and this official statement) will let those wondering know, if there was ever any question I am indeed of the female variety 8D

Yuusha Party 13-14 | Moving iminent

Yuusha Party chapter 13 and 14 are live! Go read them!

We finally get to see Youki being totally OP, and his cheat is revealed! Chapter 13 is mildly rage inducing, but Youki comes back with a vengence in chapter 14 |D

And both chapters have illustrations!

Also, am I the only one here that imagined Mirror’s voice as Android 17 from DBZ Abridged? It just seems to fit so well.


Also I will be moving here in a few weeks (signing a new lease tomorrow). It may interrupt translations somewhat, but as always, you’ll be able to see my progress on the chart. If nothing has changed on the chart in a few days, I’m probably balls deep in packing and moving.

Also you may have noticed the “June Surprise” teasers mentioned on the progress chart. my birthday is in late June, so as a present to me, I am TLing some teasers 8D I hope you’ll all enjoy them when they’re revealed!

OreDungeon re-write | Progress chart

So I woke up this morning to an update from Komanchi, author of OreDungeon. I was excited…until I saw today’s date under all chapters but the first chapter…there also now seemed to be less chapters. Upon further investigation, Komanchi stated that they decided to rewrite their novel starting at chapter 2 (with revisions to chapter 1).

ლ(ಥ益ಥლ y u do dis to me????

This is probably one of the few downfalls of translating a novel so early in its development. So please be patient as I look through the revisions to chapter 1 and translate the new versions of the chapters /D;;;;

I’m just glad I was so caught up in TLing Yuusha Party that I hadn’t touched chapter 7 of OreDungeon yet….


Also if you’d like to see where I am in translating stuff, take a look at the side bar and click the link to the HaruPARTY Translation Progress Chart

I had no idea I had so many F5 fans, as I’ve seen plenty of anons looking at it without me actually posting an announcement for it (until now). Thank you devout F5ers, you made my day.

Yuusha Party 10 | OreDungeon 5-6 |Recruitment

Another Double update, though only half as many chapters this time.

Yuusha Party 10

OreDungeon 5-6

Also, are you a native English Speaker, or ESL who feels comfortably proficient at English? Do you really like Yuusha Party and want to help it be released faster?? Do you want to keep Solistia from shamelessly throwing herself at the feet of other, busier editors???

Please join HaruPARTY as an editor! I am in dire need of some editors (the last few chapters have been edited with me begging and pleading free ReT staffers to help 8A8), so I need to add more people to the team! Just shoot me an email at theluminaria [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re interested in being an active editor! Someone with really good syntax skills would also be a nice bonus! Thank you ♥


Also a big thanks to those of you that donated to the tip jar! The chocolate is delicious |D

chocolatehaul
om nom nom

I may also have bought a couple new LNs with that money, so hopefully more stories in the future ;D

Next update should include another chapter of Goblin no Oukoku (for those dying for another release)

Teasers, PDFs & coming Blog-hosted chapters, and Tip Jar!

In between translating Yuusha Party chapters, I often come across intriguing titles on reddit or batoto or somewhere else that talks about untranslated Web and Light Novels. If I find it intriguing, I may TL a chapter or two, with no intention to finish, just to generate interest. In effect, a Teaser.  These will be hosted on the blog and not GDocs (yay?). Just click that fancy new menu section, Teaser, to the left.

The first teaser I have is Goblin no Oukoku (The Goblin Kingdom). Although there’s a real summary on the page, it’s basically what if in Re:Monster, Rou wasn’t super OP, stayed a little ugly goblin, and actually used strategic knowledge to take over the world. Fun. Found by a reddit user and I found it interesting. If you’d like to take over the project, just let me know! If you have the next chapter posted, I’ll link you on the Teaser page!


Also for those that have visited the Yuusha Party project page recently, I have a PDF version of chapter 1-19 available for download! It will next be updated when volume 1 is finished (we’re basically half way through right now). I will also be (slowly) adding Yuusha Party to blog pages for those that vehemently dislike GDocs. (Rejoice!). 20 is pretty much complete, just working on TLing 21.


Also you may have noticed on the side a little tip jar. If you like what I do, and would like to say thanks in a monetary kind of way, you can now do so! Unfortunately I cannot promise more or faster chapter releases as my full time job prevents me from doing such. But I CAN promise it will be used to buy chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. It will make me say ‘Yum’.

You can also continue to give verbal thanks the normal way by replying to the blog posts! 8D

Thanks as always everyone!