Sorry to keep you waiting!
I know I really took my sweet time for this chapter, but I have gotten a bit more busy with work lately and that probably will not change for a while.
On top of that,
winter summer is coming! As most of you are aware of, I cannot stand the heat, so once the temperatures go over 25°C, I became completely useless and just lazy around the pool.
Nevertheless, I still managed to finish a chapter in this month! Praise me!
I cannot stress out enough how translating is just a hobby to me and should not be a chore, but I am still an advocate of consistency. From previous experience (before I learned jap), I do know how vexing it is to wait for the next chapter. I do try my best to give you at least a chapter every month. As always, I ask for your understanding and patience.
On a related note, Risou Vol 09 is getting released next week!!
I fear, though, it’s going to be a long road until we reach it 🙁
Even now that I am working, I still have no intention to quit translating. I do enjoy it quite a bit after all. But I do have to admit that I am not that eager as in my early days seven years ago anymore. I would like to say that I am putting more attention on quality now, rather than speed. Novel translation, namely text-only translation, do require a lot more attention, since there are no pictures supporting it. The effort you put into choosing the right words directely affects the way the reader enjoys the work, imo. And when I read a novel, I want entertainment, and not read the clusterfuck of an shallow summary that MTL is. Some people may be fine with it, but I am not, so I will take as much time as needed until I am satisfied with my work.
Why am I ranting about that again? Who knows…
One last reminder to all the naysayer: This novel is NOT going to turn into a harem (at least not for the next 2 volumes).
I know a lot of people (me included) fear that the story might develop into the recent fad of generic harems, but the previous 5 volumes should have convinced you already that this will not be the case. Have trust in the author!