Backstage at PR! (The Contestant’s Report)

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(KitsuneWannaBe’s report)

Victory:
After pouring my heart and soul into the contest submission comment, all I could do was wait for the email. I got the response after work and a doughnut run. The opening made me really “lol”; it said:

“Dear 10^-9Laughing and Girl with Aspirations of Becoming a Fox,

We at PR! couldn’t decide which of you should be given the backstage pass, so we did the sensible thing and ripped the ticket into two, giving each of you a half. Incidentally, ripped tickets are null and void, and therefore, congratulations on receiving a useless piece of paper! …Just kidding.”

That pretty much made my day. So after the reality sank in, there was a great deal of *fangirl squee*s. I immediately put on the cheesiest victory music I could find and did a happy dance. (To save my dignity, some of that excitement was sugar induced. …really! …it was! …what do you mean I protest too much?)

The Tour:
Amgine provided the grand tour and a history. I learned that PR! was founded in April of 2009 by erialis and big names like eilinel and Shadow Rebirth joined soon after. Such humble beginnings didn’t surprise me. What really threw me for a loop was the growth and organization that followed. At first translations were handled through emails and organized confusion, but then Amgine introduced a system so everyone could see who was doing what and what needed to be done. PR! had undergone its own revolution. Members now had the freedom to claim their own projects without needing directions from above. The process was like so: Translator->Proofreader 1->CE Editor->Proofreader 2->Polish for General Editing->Publish(whoo hoo!) And the key to success is, as always, lots talented and motivated members.

The Fun Staff:
The first members I met were Nagihiko and Amgine. Nagihiko likes to give everyone their own personal nickname. In time I became hence forth known as “box”. I find the simplicity and wide range of possible poetic mean to be very intriguing…but “box”? Oh, well. I was willing to roll with flow. Amgine made is a point to correct my grammar in the contest post. It was bad, I repent.

Lily introduced me to a card game that was confusing at first, but super fun. Much to my embarrassment my net died before we could finish the game. I was able to meet and play cards later with the other contest winner, Anixancy. As part of the tour Amgine showed me all the fun stuff the staff likes to do, write, sing, draw, whatever. Wait… sing? That’s right PR loves their karaoke. I tried my hand at it as well. I also got to meet some of the other language teams like Bruno and A.C. from the Portuguese team. Eilinel said some of the readers think the PR people work in an office. I was surprised to hear that, but I think the truth is much cooler. Fans across time zones have come together for the noble cause of sharing what they love with the rest of the world using tools only the modern era could provide. PR proved themselves to be a wonderful, hardworking AND fun-loving team.

And as a special bonus, they let me stay on to test a special project so please keep an eye out on the staff blog.

Behind the Scenes at PR!

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a PR! member? Would you like to meet the people who bring you your fix of HP or SK? Are you curious about what sort of surprises we have in store in the future?

If so, we are offering one lucky reader a backstage pass to the wonderful world of PR! Included in this package are:

  • Limited-time access to our secret forums and chat
  • A guided tour of the happenings around the group
  • Chance to try out fun activities with our members
  • A preview of one upcoming chapter of your choosing

All you need to do to apply is to make a comment below letting us know why you should be picked. The only requirements are that you’re relatively free during the month of August and that you like to talk and have fun! The winner will be decided by July 31st, so don’t miss this chance!

Update: The decision has been made, so please check your email! If you did not receive one, don’t fret! Expect a blog post in the coming weeks with all the juicy details.

Important Message Regarding Server Load and IP Bans

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Hello Readers,

We experienced a few hours of server downtime this morning. After looking into the cause, we found that our site exceeded the allotted server resources and was taken down temporarily by our web-host because a particular user was requesting hundreds of pages at the same time. As a result, we had to ban that IP before our web-host allowed us to put the site back up.

We would like to take this opportunity to warn our readers to avoid abusive behavior, or else risk getting IP banned. Please do not do any of the following:

– Load more than 5 pages of our website at the same time, or constantly refreshing pages every few seconds
– Use any plugins that automatically “prefetches” many pages on our site
– Hotlink images or any other content from our website. This includes using images from our site in your signature on a different website (I’m looking at you, R____n from moviecodec.com)
– Use any software that automatically downloads every single resource found on our site
– Post spam/advertising/inappropriate messages
– Use a browser with malware that might simulate the above activity. Older versions of Internet Explorer are considered high risk. Google Chrome is an awesome alternative.

Please remember that we are providing a free and ad-less service and are currently paying for the server costs out of our own pocket money. If you just can’t wait for the latest chapter, instead of refreshing our homepage every two seconds, we suggest subscribing to any of our services that automatically alerts you to new chapters: our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our RSS feed, or the built-in WordPress Subscribe option on the right.

We would like to be more lenient, but unfortunately we simply cannot afford to do so. So please enjoy our translations responsibly to keep our server up and running. If you do happen to find yourself IP banned, please contact us at admin@princerevolution.org and work things out with us. We will lift the ban if you demonstrate to us that you have taken corrective measures.

Thanks!

Amgine, on behalf of PR!

three plurks about ½ Prince

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Three translations of Yu Wo’s recent plurks about ½ Prince! She doesn’t plurk too much about ½ Prince as she finished writing that series quite some time ago, but lately, she has talked a little about ½ Prince because of the manhua and the new illustrator editions of the novels. The timing is fairly perfect, since PR! has recently released the corresponding chapters she talks about. If you haven’t read HPV7C6, do that before reading these plurks!

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