As I am correcting translations, I am conflicted about looking at the manga panels and copying the characters’ speech straight from the official English, or translating from the French (which is also official). There are nuanced differences between the two.
At this moment I feel more at ease translating from the French, using the official English as a guide (when it’s available). You can all read the manga panels if you want, they’re online and available. But my job now is to be a translator, not a copy-paster, and I feel wrong leaving out what the official French has to offer (since the English translation is already available). I just want to let you know where I stand.
While I’m waiting for more scans, aside from typos, I’m working on smoothing out translations that sound really choppy, places where I mis-translated (where a word could have had multiple meanings depending on the context and I’m not happy with the direction I went in), places I translated idiomatic expressions literally (but it makes no sense in English or sounds funny), etc. I just did Shadi’s page and one other; they won’t come up on the dash as I’m just editing them on the existing posts, but I’m alive and working!
Hey everyone! I should be getting some scans soon. In the meantime, I’m going to fix typos on existing pages. I’m going to look at each page one by one, feel free to notify me of any typos you see. Some of the .psd files aren’t on my laptop so no guarantee I can fix those in the near future, but regardless.
Hi, Glitter! Thanks for the understanding over my situation. I got my computer fixed, but my files were very well toast. My computer model is sadly known for killing the hard drive is comes with. But, I have a new one and it's running better than before. As soon as finals are done this week, I will get to scanning and sending more. And to whomever sent me a paypal donation, I apologize that I never got to accept it as I didn't have access to that email for awhile to get notified. Thanks though!
MAGGIE!!! SCREAMS AND HUGS!!
I’m so glad things are going well for you!! I understand completely. Best of luck with finals! I really appreciate your effort, we all do <3
my license says translator but my heart says i want to be a pokemon trainer
I know this is late, but places like radio shack sell hard drive enclosures. we got one when my hd bit the dust and I got all of my files off of it because it turned the hard drive into an external. usually when a hard drive fails its the os that fails and the files are still intact. maybe that'll help maggie
Thanks, Suki!!! runawayscientist, this is for you!!
Update: My hard drive failed, and I had to shell out money for a new one. Meaning, I lost all of my files on there. I'm not happy about it, but I can just scan it again. As for my school stuff, the most important documents and files (including all my writing) was saved prior. So it's not totally bad. At least I don't have to buy a new laptop, but things are hectic with school and work. Just giving you an update cause I swear I did not give up on this project, love <3
Hey!!!! I’m happy to hear from you, and I’m so glad your school documents were saved. I’m so sorry about your hard drive :( I really do hope things get better for you, thank you for letting me know what’s going on and thank you for not giving up.
Please, take care of your priorities first, I don’t want you to feel any pressure from my end, okay? Real life comes first, I’ll be here. Lots of hugs and love <3 <3 <3
Hey, Glitter, this is Maggie using one of my primary blogs. You can publish this if need be so people are aware. My laptop's hard drive bit the dust so now my computer is dead and I cannot access any of the files on there--including all the scans I had just made. I have to invest in not only a new laptop, but services to recover all my data to retrieve everything with money I don't have. I'm sorry it's taking longer, but my computer decided to kick it on me and I'm broke :c
I’m going to post this so people know what’s up. Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry to hear that!! That’s absolutely awful!! I’m sure you’re worried about other things like school that are more important. I’m really sorry to hear about that, computer failures are the absolute worst and you really don’t need to be dealing with that. I really wish you the best of luck in getting a new one. Thanks for letting me know, please take your time and focus on priorities first. We’ll still be here.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and encourage my followers to feel free to chip in to help you out. Donate button for Maggie is in the blog description.