May 14th, 2006


And so it begins... :P

Since I seem to be pretty caught up in the series, I've started working on a new section for the site. >_<;; It's pretty sparse at the moment, and it's not officially open yet (no links to the pages yet), but if you're interested and you like the series Saiunkoku Monogatari, you're welcome to take a look and tell me what you think. I'm not planning on translating all the novels and will likely switch to a more summary style, but there's a lot of litte bits and scenes in the novels I've read that deserve more than a glossing over or sparse mention. :? Shall see how I decide to go with those.

So far, I've almost finished the first episode translation (I'm not sure how to translate Li Kouyuu's rank, position and responsibilities. He's second in rank of one of the six departments (Ribu - jirou) of one of the four ministries (shoushoshou). I'm not familiar with the political structure of Ancient China. ^^;; ), done the prologue to the first novel, translated about 1/4 of the first part of the first novel, and written up a bit on some of the characters.

Anyhow, if you're interested, do have a look-see. ^_^

Also, anyone willing to edit the novel translations? Going from Japanese fiction writing style to English is proving a bit much for me when translating on the fly.