Previous Chapter: Volume 2 Chapter 1 – Life and Death
Even less edited than the last chapter I posted. I’m really getting lazy… Anywho, some of the prose in this section is especially bad because I’m lazy and terrible as usual. I’ll try to fix it later.
Chapter 2: The Realm of the Gods
Thus, the goddess Hannahanna used the means she had reserved. She called forth several, no several hundred, several thousand bees and she said, “Your bodies are small and nimble, go forth as swift as light and seek out the god Telepinu. Now go.”
(The Legend of Telepinu. From “Mesopotamian Legend.” Yajima Fumio. Chikumashobou.) [1 - I couldn't find this in English, so I just straight translated from the Japanese] Read More
Previous Chapter: Volume 1 Chapter 5 – The City Wrapped In Light
This volume opens with a map of the city.
Also, lol, switched back to No. 6 because Penguin novel is a real novel and that means it’s taking forever. This is completely unedited but I’m tired of looking at this chapter so here you go. I might fix it later but idk, lol. ––Oh yeah, I don’t mean that I’m dropping the Penguin Drum novel, just that I don’t think I have any hope of catching up with the show so I’m going to take my time with it.
[EDIT] Dear /a/, plz2lrn the difference between light novels, young adult novels and novel-novels:
- Light novels: 90% dialogue; low text density (yes, text density, not page count); simple vocabulary, but occasionally (slightly) more complicated grammar; LN is not a content descriptor.
- YA novels: medium text density; more narration-heavy, but there’s still a lot of dialogue (I’d put it at 50-60% in No. 6); relatively simple, formulaic grammar + some complicated words; more teen/tween oriented content.
- Proper novels: high text density; narration-heavy (in my limited experience it’s usually like 25% or less of a given chapter); possibility of much more complicated grammar and vocabulary, but obviously it varies a lot depending on style and reading level; content varies since, like LN, “proper novel” is not a description of content, just format.
Chapter 1: Life and Death
But let this same be presently perform’d,
Even while men’s minds are wild
(Hamlet Act V Scene II) Read More
Previous Chapter: Chapter 4 – Unending Terror
And finally, the last chapter in the first volume! I’ve already got the next 4, so unless I’m plagued by the same level of unproductive slowpokedness that made this chapter take forever (even though it’s really fucking short), the first chapter of volume 2 should be done next week. Hastily edited because I’m tired of working on this chapter.
Also, in anime-related news. The VAs for Shion and Mouse have been announced: Kaji Yuuki and Hosoya Yoshimasa respectively.
Chapter 5: The City Clad in Light
After they ate, Mouse placed the petri dish and a pair of tweezers in front of Shion.
“I pulled this out of you. Open the lid and take a look. It might be in your field of expertise.”
“My field of expertise?”
In the dish was a black cord, about an inch long. I tried to grab it with the tweezers. He could just make out traces of a thin membrane on before a mass of black, gooey, melted-looking liquid. Read More
Previous Chapter: Chapter 3 – Run for Your Life
This is a bit more hastily edited than other chapters because I’m being an impatient faggot today and breaking my don’t-look-at-it-for-a-day-and-then-edit rule. inb4 it reads better than the other chapters anyway, lol. Also, there’s only one more chapter in this volume and it’s pretty short. Maybe I can get it done this weekend, lol.
Chapter 4: Unending Terror
The flowing sewage was deeper and moving faster than I’d thought. Unidentifiable pieces of matter floated before my eyes. Occasionally they’d stick to my goggles and obstruct my vision. And there was this strange smell I’d never smelled before. Mixed into the rotten smell was something was a thick sweet smell and something caustic smelling. In the brown, polluted water, it was difficult to follow Mouse swimming ahead of me. More than anything else, breathing was difficult. My heart was pounding. My chest was tight and aching. Read More
Previous Chapter: Chapter 2 – Quiet Beginnings
This really shouldn’t have taken this long considering that I had the TL done on Wednesday, but I derped around on editing. Anyway, this was also the longest chapter page-count-wise though it’s not that much longer than the other two in terms of TL wordcount.
Chapter 3: Run for Your Life
He put his ID card into the park management office’s key sensor. The door opened without a sound and at the same time the room’s air purification and temperature control system started up. No one was in the office. It was rare for Yamase not to be in by now. Shion flipped the park’s control system switch. His daily work was beginning. Read More
I guess my one week estimate was pretty spot-on, lol. This really shouldn’t take quite so long, but I’m pretty distractible. Anyway, on to the chapter:
Previous Chapter: Chapter 1 – The Drowned Mouse
Chapter 2: Quiet Beginnings
Index Case (first discovered instance)
Male. 31 years old. Employed by a biotech firm. Engineer. Dead upon discovery. Legal address…
A man sitting on a bench in the woodland park sighed. How many times had he sighed that day? He sighed and gazed at the head of lettuce in his hands. And then sighed again. Read More
So, I was checking out the list of shows for summer the other day and saw this show, No. 6, in the lineup for noitaminA and thought it sounded interesting. Anyway, it’s and adaptation a series of YA novels by Asano Atauko. I bought the first one and thought I’d try to translate it before the summer season starts. The first volume is only ~200 pages (and they’re those smaller, single-row pages too) and 5 chapters long, so I think it should be pretty doable. I’m planning to post this in chapter-long chunks. This first one only took me about 3 days of TLing between doing shit at work, so I think I want to shoot for one chapter a week, but Star Driver stuff might throw that off so it’s not really a tight schedule.