Hey guys, Reigokai here!
As you may already know, Dragon Knight is a web novel I am translating on this website. It is a massive story that has more than 1,900 chapters and each chapter has a decent length.
Now, onto the real talk.
I am beginning to feel like translating Dragon Knight isn’t worth it anymore…
As I have said before, I translate because when I post and see people comment and react, it feels as if I am reading together with those people.
I don’t get that feeling from Dragon Knight anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually like that story a lot. The wars are resolved in pretty imaginative ways that you are actually convinced they won because they strategized; the battles are realistic, depicted in ways where I can feel they are actually ‘human’ and they can die, the number of people each member of the main cast kills is not ridiculous like in other stories where they just nuke them all; the story has a very defined main cast with fortes and quirks that they use on their advantage, each member also has weaknesses too, they complement each other well; the world is really well build, each place having their culture, factions, and races making them feel different.
If I like it that much, why am I stopping?
As I said before, I translate to get that feeling of ‘reading with others’. Otherwise, I could just read it by myself, which is faster.
Let me put a comparison here. Reading it raw by myself would take around 10-20 minutes per chapter; translating a chapter will take me at least 4 hours. Couple that with the fact that I stick two chapters minimum when releasing and that’s 8 hours. Editing takes an extra 30 minutes.
It is easy to tell which one would take less time.
And so, to summarize, I like the story, yes, but translating it doesn’t feel gratifying anymore. It is slowly turning into a ‘It might be better for me to just read it by myself, what’s the difference?’.
These are my honest thoughts, and I hope you guys understand why I am dropping Dragon Knight. With this, I will at least have some more time, find another story maybe on top of Weakest Mage to bring to you guys?
Anyways, sorry for the long talk there. I just wanted you guys to know my feelings before throwing this announcement.
To the people who tagged along in the journey for as long as they did…