New series: Marietta-hime no Konrei ~Sexy Sexy times ahead~ ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

“Man, I should really work on Yuusha Party…”
“Oh boy, but I gotta work on more Overseer, too…”
“Agh, but Alyschu has been bugging me for more Hitomishiri Onna…”
“HEY I KNOW. LET’S TRANSLATE A WHOLE NEW SERIES WITHOUT UPDATING ANYTHING I SHOULD BE DOING! BRILLIANT!!”

—Is apparently how my brain works (ノ ̄д ̄)ノ

Marietta-hime no Konrei, Princess Marietta’s Wedding, is a series I’ve been wanting to translate for a number of months now. It fulfills a ton of my trope loves such as Age Gap, Guy-who-has-a-scary-face-but-is-actually-nice, and a Fangirling-in-Love Girl o(≧∇≦o) . Not only that BUT, this series is from a corner of Shosetsu’s site known as “Moonlight“. Moonlight is the 18+ subsite on the other side, the one aimed at the ladies (I’m sure many redditors are more familiar with Nocturne and its rampant sexcapades like ‘Meat Toilet‘). So, although there hasn’t been any yet translated, it will eventually get to the sexy sexy times! ( ͡º ͜ʖ ͡º)

At the time I found it, it was ranked #9 in the monthly category on shosetsu. Now, for the past few months, I’ve helped joeglens translate the synopses of shosetsu’s monthly rankings, particularly the Moonlight ones, and just today when we got February’s I found out it ranked up to #5 on the YEARLY list. Thus, I’m releasing it a little earlier than planned with only 4 chapters instead of 5, so it can be linked when the ranking goes live for people to enjoy once they read about it. Congrats Hazuki Kuroru-sensei!

٩( ᐛ )و So without further ado, I present the first 4 chapters of the love story that is Marietta-hime no Konrei, a joint project with Xant & Minions.

Xant & Solistia – The Podcast

So for those that don’t trawl the r/NovelTranslations, or stalk Xant & Minions translations, the past couple weeks, Xant and I have been doing this sorta podcast thing where we fire up a skype call and talk about things related to novel translations…and thing not related to novel translations. Then we invite guests in (normally unsuspecting and wholly unprepared members of the novel translation community) and ask them questions and talk about things, and get side tracked. So much sidetracking (of which Xant and I are the most guilty), which is how the podcast even happened in the first place.

So enjoy! Xant has said if enough people show interest we’ll take this thing live and do twitch or…something iono.

http://lasolistia.com/haruparty/?page_id=513

Anyway, be forewarned, if you’re not familiar with Podcasts…they can be long, we are no exception. Both current episodes are uncut and 3 hours long, but if you like fun people and shenanigans, you’ll have a great time with it. Enjoy!

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.

Edit (12/07/18) – My old preferred layout works with comments again, screw those new layouts! Welcome back Flounder layout, my love!

The bad news: New girl quit after two weeks
ლ(ಠ益ಠლ ……… my life is a lie, will we forever be a two man team in the office? Only time will tell.

The good news: There’s actually been some translation progress on Yuusha Party!
╭( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑
(you will see on the progress chart 2/15 pages has become 4/15 pages! huzzah). I will, however, be out of town with no computer from this coming Sunday to the next Sunday. Another translator has also approached me about taking over Yuusha Party, and I told him while I do intend to continue, if I cannot produce the next chapter by the end of the year, come 2016 they can take over with my blessings. We shall see if busy-ness or translation prevails!

Wish me luck, and either way you get more Yuusha Party!
٩( ᐛ )و

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

( ´༎ຶㅂ༎ຶ`)

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

(≖͞_≖̥ ;;)

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…

 

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 .
\(-ㅂ-;;)/

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.
へ(´д`へ)

I hope you all will continue to be patient with me.
(シ_ _)シ

Hitomishiri Onna 9-11

Here for your reading pleasure is Chapter 9-11 of Hitomishiri Onna! Getting close to wrapping up the childhood arc (3 more chapters!), then will get into the as-of-yet unfinished Boyhood arc. I hope the author starts posting more regularly 8^8

And since Hitomishiri Onna only has a total of 23 chapters so far I’ve been thinking of what I wanted to take on after I’m caught up, and have decided to go for a sexy lady story from shosetsu’s Moonlight sub-site (18+ aimed towards females). Y’all can thank Estelion from Onii-chan Yamete for that when I eventually get to it! The story I have my eye on is complete (yay!), so it’ll be nice working towards a definite conclusion.

Other than that, the only big news about Soli is that as of this past Thursday, she officially has a boyfriend whom she likes very much :3 This will probably have almost 0 effect on translations, since, again, most TLing is done at work. Wish me luck that it works out!! *u*

Triple release! Yuusha Party, Hitomishiri Onna, Muimui-tan

Triple release for y’all before I fly down south for a couple days!

First up, we have Yuusha Party, Volume 1 Chapter 15. it’s a bit of a shorter chapter, but a nice wrap up of the Guardian Deity arc. The next chapter looks to be twice as long.

Next, I have officially taken on Hitomishiri Onna as a project, and to celebrate, here’s chapter 8! (beware the BroCon!) For those that are disappointed that I didn’t take on one of the other projects, fear not! I have been speaking with a couple other translators that approached me about taking over the teasers, and it appears as though The Lazy Sage and Happy Life will get loving new homes soon! (once they have chapters up, I’ll be sure to link them).

And lastly, I have picked up a much beloved (and sadly mildly abandoned) series, Muimui-tan as a Teaser. I spoke with Indra over at Kurotsuki Novel about taking on the project, and since the current TL for Muimui-tan is MIA, he gave me his blessing. You can catch the previous and current chapters of Muimui-tan over at MoonBunnyCafe (a not-quite-aggregate novel hosting site run by the one and only adorable Alyschu ♥). If you enjoy KumoDesu ga, Nani Ka? you’ll probably also enjoy the laid back, cute Caterpillar Monster that is Muimui-tan.


 

(Also as I’m basically running out the door for my trip, if people would like to update the usual novel sites in my stead, it would be much appreciated ♥)