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This Week and The End

+ posted by saladesu as news on Jun 26, 2011 15:19 | Go to

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(I kinda wrote this a long time ago... And sorry for the melodrama, heh, I tend to be melodramatic at like 3am, which was the time I wrote this. Also, the title is reminiscent of Bakuman, no? xD)

I write this piece of news with a heavy heart as this is really not something that I want to do. Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end. Every ending, however, is also a beginning.

I start with the beginning. I am entering a new phase of my life called "university" come this July. Seniors tell me that my course, in particular, will be hell - crazy long hours with hardly a break in between, and less holidays than the rest of the university. And that brings me to the end: this will have to be the end of the long hours I spend translating. I currently translate 4 series, and I have decided that I will drop half of them in anticipation of my busy school life to come. Hopefully, I will not need to drop more series as I go along.

The first series I am dropping will be Examurai. I've said this before so this should not come as a surprise. I've begun to lose interest in the series, thus there is really little motivation for me to translate at all. Coupled with the issue regarding university, Examurai is the first to get the axe off my translating list. Examurai 7 will be my last for the series. Turns out Examurai is ending :| Last chapter is chapter 8. So... I guess I'll continue till then, but chapter 8 may be considerably later than usual.

The second series is a series I really would rather not drop, but as the wordiest of the lot, the one that takes the longest to translate and the one that I'd need to devote time to every week, it just has to go. Yes, that's Bakuman :( This was a tough choice because I still love the series and enjoy it a great deal. It also has a very special place in my heart as it was for its section on MH that I was first modded, resulting in a great attachment to the section and by extension, to the series. Thus, it is with great reluctance that I drop this series. Bakuman 139 (week of 6th July) will be my final translation of the series.

Indeed, this means that I will continue to translate Nurarihyon no Mago and Ao no Exorcist, at least for now. Also, to clarify, I will not be stepping down from my position as global mod on the forums! You will still see me around MH, so this is certainly not goodbye :) I thank you for your support all these months I have been translating Bakuman and Examurai. Much love to MRI and Muda as well for everything <3


On a different note - due to personal reasons and extenuating circumstances, I will have to delay the translation of Mago 159 to next weekend, while Bakuman 138 will be handled by whoever MRI sees fit in my absence :)


Sorry everyone, but I have decided to drop Nurarihyon no Mago as well. Reason being mainly university, and the fact that my part-time job will be getting even more intensive shortly after university starts,. That's a double whammy on how much time I will have left for everything else. Thus, I've decided that a single, monthly translation (Ao no Exorcist) is more than enough. I will translate Mago up to chapter 160, simply because it's a nice number, heh. I have a lot to catch up on this week, so expect lateness and please bear with me.

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#1. by ontifex ()
Posted on Jun 26, 2011
dont worry salad-chan take allll the time you think like i say you deserver more than that, omg bakuman will be delay all the nexts weeks. but im so happy for mago thank u so much XD
#2. by candy ()
Posted on Jun 27, 2011
thanks for letting us know what going on and i'm glad you decided to keep ANE!!good luck during your studies!!! (p.s. i almost cried reading this! :))
#3. by The1 ()
Posted on Jun 27, 2011
Cool dude, life comes first. At least you aren't dropping everything ^^

Trust me when I say this, uni isn't as hard as some people make it to. It's only as hard as you make it to. Yes, I talk from experience. Oh, there be periods where you got no time at all to translate, though. Settle in and see how it goes for you, find your own pace xD

I'd say that I'm sad for the series you "dropped" by I don't read any of them so I'm not. Still thanks for bringing those titles to the readers. I'm sure many love you for that.
#4. by saladesu (in absentia)
Posted on Jun 28, 2011
Thank you all for your kind words :)

@The1: Heh, that's what everyone tells me but unfortunately that will hardly apply to my course as I'll be in school from 8am every day till 5.30pm, with only a 1 hr lunch break in between ^^; It's not like some other courses I have friends in where you go to school for like 4 hours a day or have days where you don't even have any lessons xD;
#5. by ontifex ()
Posted on Jul 3, 2011
whaaaaaaaaaaatttt nooooooooooo mago tooo, T.T u,u this is a baaad notice now we will have to read mango in mangacurse O.O F..k... well thanks anyway i still waiting for 159-160 as well emoticon: cry a lot ´´´´T.T´´´´´´´
#6. by Mr. Death ()
Posted on Jul 6, 2011
Oh no, that sucks but as long as you do well in school...
#7. by The1 ()
Posted on Jul 6, 2011
@saladesu lol, true. My uni is at 8-17 too and add 2 hours for transport one way, if I'm lucky then I can get it down on 1.5 hours one way.
Now that I finished my bachelor it's time for master...which should be harder. I still believe that it's only hard in the beginning then it gets easier because you are used to it by then.

But yes, I too disappear at the start of the semester and the end where the exams are placed. I don't translate or follow a fix schedule like you so I'm not affected that much by it as much as you who translate some titles as soon as they get released in japan and there's a raw out.

I wish you good luck (if I haven't said it yet) and congratz you for getting in. Hopefully you will see pop up to annoy us here and there. xD

Remember don't worry, be happy. You only live once ;)
#8. by Gradonil_Ral ()
Posted on Jul 8, 2011
Thank you very much for all your hard work, Salad~

You have managed to provide us with weekly translations for a series as time consuming as Bakuman, and that for nearly half a year! It is greatly appreciated ^_^
It is also great to hear that you will keep on translating ANE, one of my fav series :)

Anyway, I wish you all the best in the real life.
Just don't let the university swallow you whole xD

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