Update: February 2012 – Contest Winners, Android App, and Translations

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February 2012 Chapters
  1. ½ Prince V6C6: The NPC Revolt
  2. ½ Prince V6C7: The Day Before Setting Off
  3. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C3: “Start the Adventure”
  4. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C4: “The Mandatory Antagonist for an Adventure - A Cool and Handsome Character”

Hey guys!

First and foremost, the next two rounds of the tournament will be posted in a seperate post in a couple of days. In the mean time we have a few important pieces of news.

1. Our staff have voted and we’re happy to announce the winners of the Tournament Rounds 1 and 2 writing contests! For Round 1, Prince vs Sun Knight, we have Munch and Round 2, Ming Huang vs Blaze Knight, is Saddistic_Me. You can check out their entries here. Thanks to everyone who entered!

2. PR! officially has an android app! The features include: Alerts when a novel gets updated, turn novel images on/off, turn text zoom on/off, cache chapters for off-line reading, save chapters to phones memory or SD card, saves position in chapters, and download a whole volume at once. Many thanks to Andy for making it, and you can find it here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.andytank.princereader.

3. As we start to approach the end of 1/2 Prince, we’re considering – considering – translating novels from other languages into English. This, of course, will depend entirely on whether we can find other translators who are interested in working with us. In particular we’re thinking of picking up Id, aka The Greatest Fantasy Fusion (you can find the manwa here. Some of the novel was translated here, but they seemed to have dropped it about a year ago). So we pose the question:  Are there any Korean translators who would be interested in helping us out? If so, please contact us at admin@princerevolution.org. If there’s anyone else who knows of a book in a different language they’d like to see translated, let us know! (Any books MUST not already have an official English translation.)

Update: (To clear any confusion) We still plan on translating more of Yu Wo’s works! We’re just looking into some other things to work on as well =]

-S.R.

Update: January 2012 – Tournament Round 3-4

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Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to 2012!

Unfortunately, after some deliberation we decided to take a month’s break from translating, so there will be no chapters this month (For one, we did 6 chapters last month, and two, I personally have a concussion at the moment which makes editing of any sort rather difficult). However, to make up for that, starting in February we’re going to start churning chapters out at a faster rate!

Sorry for the late news, and enjoy the next few rounds of the tournament! (We’ll announce the fanfiction contest winners later this month.)

-S.R.

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Round 3

Who would win in a fight between Lolidragon and Storm Knight?

Characters
LOLIDRAGON
Name: Lolidragon (小龙女 prn. xiăo lóng nǚ)
Race: Elf; Class: Thief
In short: A great and unscrupulous beauty. She is a hidden GM and a walking Second Life encyclopedia. Is aware of Prince’s true identity.
Lolidragon is a hidden GM in Second Life and is the only person in Odd Squad who knows about Prince’s real gender and identity, being the GM who helped Feng Lan create her character. She is often described as a great beauty, but beneath her looks lurks a pervert who has no qualms about attacking Prince’s virtue. She is also a notorious spendthrift.

Although Lolidragon often appears to be rather irresponsible and flighty, she often plays the role of an elder sister or mentor to Prince, and watches out for the latter quite frequently. She initially posed as Prince’s wife in order to deter other female players from approaching or harassing Prince, but the two of them dropped this pretense when the ploy failed to deter Rose and Fairsky from pursuing Prince romantically.

Intially, Lolidragon considered herself to be a more experienced – and hence superior – player compared to Prince. However, she quickly realized that Prince’s unconventional fighting style and innovativeness, both of which stemmed from the latter’s unfamiliarity with regular methods of gameplay, allowed him to exploit Second Life‘s 99% realism to the fullest. As such, Lolidragon’s fighting style also grew more and more unconventional, using moves such as Chun Li’s Helicopter Kick and abilities such as Burrowing.

At the conclusion of the Adventurers’ Tournament, Lolidragon snatched victory from Dark Emperor by stomping Feng Wu Qing to death. Since then, the two of them have been at loggerheads.

It should be noted that Lolidragon’s in-game name literally means “Little Dragon Girl” and is a reference to a character of the same name from Jin Yong’s The Return of the Condor Heroes.

THE STORM KNIGHT
“More reports to write again…” Real name: ???
Age: 20+
Hair color: Blue (dyed); Eye color: Green
Widely regarded as: A carefree, footloose charmer, the knight-representative of “freedom”.
One of the members of the “good, warm-hearted” faction, the Storm Knight is, unfortunately enough for him, one of Sun’s subordinates.He may be the knight-representative of “freedom” and hence able to skip meetings on a regular basis, but for that very reason, most of the work – especially Sun’s – usually gets pushed onto him.

Also, despite the Storm Knight’s reputation as a flirt, this particular Storm Knight seems to still be a virgin…

 

Round 4

Who would win in a fight between Nan Gong Zui and The Son of the God of War?

Characters
NAN GONG ZUI
Name: Nan Gong Zui
Race: Human; Class: Warrior
In short: The general of Infinite Hamlet, captain of Righteous Blades. A very loyal and protective man, who is also skilled at a leader and warrior.
THE SON OF THE GOD OF WAR
Real name: Mike
Age: 20+
Hair color: Black; Eye color: Black
Widely regarded as: One of the strongest warriors in the world, very strong and agile and a master swordsman.
Tournament and Contest Rules

Tournament Rules:

  1. In a comment, state who you think would win and why. You must give a solid reason in order for your vote to be counted (not X is hotter than Y). Remember, this is a fighting tournament not a beauty pageant!
  2. One clear winner only. No ties.
  3. One vote per person.
  4. At the end of the month we’ll count up all votes and announce the winner at the start of the next match. Winners will proceed to the next round of the tournament.
  5. The tournament takes place much like the Adventurers’ Tournament, in a stadium filled with spectators, with no outside interference allowed. The match ends by concession or death.

Writing Competition:

We are having an additional writing competition on top of the tournament. This will be separate from the monthly competitions we have in the forum and the challenge will be the same every time:

In no more than 2000 words, write a scene for how this month’s match would go.

For example, write what would happen if Prince and Sun fought. What techniques would they use and how would they counter? This can be a pure fight scene, or it can include dialogue. How it proceeds is all up to you! Ties are allowed. A writing competition entry is seperate from the tournament and will have no effect on the the tournament’s outcome. You will have to vote in the tournament separately.

PR! Staff will vote on the winner based how which entry is the most realistic/has the most chance for coming true. The winner will receive a chapter preview for the series of their choice.

To enter, email your writing to admin@princerevolution.org! The deadline for Rounds 3 and 4 is January 31st.

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Update: December 2011 – Tournament Round 2

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December 2011 Chapters
  1. ½ Prince V6C3: Divine Beast
  2. The Legend of Sun Knight V3Prologue: The Seal of the Sword on the Knight
  3. ½ Prince V6C4: Celestial’s Reappearance
  4. ½ Prince V6C5: Special Training!
  5. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C1: “A Missing Princess”
  6. The Legend of Sun Knight V3C2: “Form an Adventurer Team”

Thanks to everyone for a great Round 1 of The “This is Not a Beauty Pageant” Tournament! Sun Knight won about 2:1, so he’ll be moving on to the Preliminaries Stage 2. Remember, the writing contest is still open until the end of December, and you have a chance to win again with this month’s round, which will also end in December!

But more importantly, this month we’ve got a surprise for you: to celebrate the holidays we’re releasing six chapters, three for each series!

Happy reading~

-S.R.

 

Round 2

Who would win in a fight between Ming Huang and Blaze Knight?

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Characters
MING HUANG
Name: Ming Huang (明皇 prn. míng huáng)
Race: Human; Class: Mage
In short: Wicked’s brash and arrogant younger brother. Despite his effeminate looks, he is a mage of considerable power.
A very feminine-looking and hot-headed fellow, Ming Huang bears a grudge against Prince when the latter mistakes him for a girl, thus sparking their first conflict. Interestingly enough, he seems to swear more violently than any other character. He is also Wicked’s younger brother in real life. As a mage, Ming Huang specializes in lightning-type magic, which is particularly destructive.
THE BLAZE KNIGHT
“Sun!” Real name: ???
Age: 20+
Hair color: Red; Eye colour: Amber
Widely regarded as: A person with fiery red hair with a temper to match, and who worships the Sun Knight.
A member of the “good, warm-hearted” faction, Blaze is one of the rare members whose real personality matched the Blaze Knight persona. He is a strong swordsman who also specializes in purifying flames that could cleanse the spirit.
Tournament and Contest Rules

Tournament Rules:

  1. In a comment, state who you think would win and why. You must give a solid reason in order for your vote to be counted (not X is hotter than Y). Remember, this is a fighting tournament not a beauty pageant!
  2. One clear winner only. No ties.
  3. One vote per person.
  4. At the end of the month we’ll count up all votes and announce the winner at the start of the next match. Winners will proceed to the next round of the tournament.
  5. The tournament takes place much like the Adventurers’ Tournament, in a stadium filled with spectators, with no outside interference allowed. The match ends by concession or death.

Writing Competition:

We are having an additional writing competition on top of the tournament. This will be separate from the monthly competitions we have in the forum and the challenge will be the same every time:

In no more than 2000 words, write a scene for how this month’s match would go.

For example, write what would happen if Prince and Sun fought. What techniques would they use and how would they counter? This can be a pure fight scene, or it can include dialogue. How it proceeds is all up to you! Ties are allowed. A writing competition entry is seperate from the tournament and will have no effect on the the tournament’s outcome. You will have to vote in the tournament separately.

PR! Staff will vote on the winner based how which entry is the most realistic/has the most chance for coming true. The winner will receive a chapter preview for the series of their choice.

To enter, email your writing to admin@princerevolution.org! The deadline for Ming Huang vs Blaze Knight is December 31st.

Continued

The “This is Not a Beauty Pageant” Tournament

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Welcome to the start of The “This is Not a Beauty Pagent” Tournament!

This tournament will be done in five main stages: Preliminaries Stage 1, Preliminaries Stage 2, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and Finals. There are 28 characters participating; 14 from 1/2 Prince and 14 from The Legend of Sun Knight. Each month (except for the first two) we’ll reveal and vote on two new matches.

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Tournament Rules:

  1. In a comment, state who you think would win and why. You must give a solid reason in order for your vote to be counted (not X is hotter than Y). Remember, this is a fighting tournament not a beauty pageant!
  2. One clear winner only. No ties.
  3. One vote per person.
  4. At the end of the month we’ll count up all votes and announce the winner at the start of the next match. Winners will proceed to the next round of the tournament.

Writing Competition:

We are having an additional writing competition on top of the tournament. This will be separate from the monthly competitions we have in the forum and the challenge will be the same every time:

In no more than 2000 words, write a scene for how this month’s match would go.

For example, write what would happen if Prince and Sun fought. What techniques would they use and how would they counter? This can be a pure fight scene, or it can include dialogue. How it proceeds is all up to you! Ties are allowed. A writing competition entry is seperate from the tournament and will have no effect on the the tournament’s outcome. You will have to vote in the tournament separately.

PR! Staff will vote on the winner based how which entry is the most realistic/has the most chance for coming true. The winner will receive a chapter preview for the series of their choice.

To enter, email your writing to admin@princerevolution.org! The deadline for Prince VS Sun Knight is December 31st.

 

 

Round 1

So, who would win in a fight between Prince and Sun Knight?

Vote in the comments and give a solid explanation! And of course, have fun. Continued

Update: November 2011 – Merchandise, Tournament, and Plurking

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November 2011 Chapters

  1. ½ Prince V6C2: Shock! The True Identity of Yu Lian-dàsăo
  2. The Legend of Sun Knight V2C10: “Recruit Worshippers”
  3. The Legend of Sun Knight V2Extra: “Respect the Privacy of the Twelve Holy Knights”
  4. The Legend of Sun Knight V2Epilogue: Character Introductions

First and foremost, a quick reminder that we’re still selling LSK doujin and calendars to all countries outside of North America. For those of you in NA, we’ve unfortunately had a delay with the US shipment, so it might be another month or so before we’re (finally) able to open ordering.

In related news, we were looking into some Yu Wo merchandise and managed to find merchants for the two following products: the ½ Prince Art Book and LSK Card Packs! We know that most fans who don’t speak Chinese are unable to gain access to such merchandise, so we’re going to start offering them through our store; we’ll basically act as a middleman. Below are the descriptions:

1/2 Prince Art Book

Information

  • ARTIST: Xiao Qiang (小强)
  • DESCRIPTION: 25+ full color pages.
  • PRICE: $15.00 USD
  • SHIPPING: To be decided (due to the weight and size of the books, it may be as much as $10)
LSK Card Pack

Information

  • ARTIST: Yuán Qì Chuàng Jiè (元气创界)
  • DESCRIPTION: 12 full color plastic cards, 9cm by 5.2cm
  • PRICE: $6.00 USD
  • SHIPPING: To be decided (shouldn’t be more than $3-4).

We are currently opening pre-ordering for both of these. The first five orders will get 10% off. Pre-ordering will only be open for November, at which point we’ll start accepting payments and shipping everything. We will not order another batch as this is just something we are doing in celebration of the winter holidays, so if you want one or both we recommend that you order now. Ordering will be done through our store. Because we don’t have the products yet, we can’t give a solid estimate on what shipping will be; it depends mainly on the size and weight of the packages. We will give an exact number closer to the end of the month—be warned, however, that shipping for the art book could be as much as $10 thanks to its size. Also, we might not be able to fulfill all the orders as we haven’t contact the merchants yet, hence we aren’t sure of the amount of merchandises that we could get in. People who orders earlier will have precedence. Alright…I think I have sufficiently warns all of you =p.

Again, orders will not be shipped until December.

Next up, we’re excited about all the feedback we’ve been getting for the tournament! We got a bunch of votes on the name, and the final winner is The “This is Not a Beauty Pageant” Tournament! Within the next few days a separate post will kick off the start of the tournament, including a full explanation on how things will go down.

And finally, a few things to note: The first volume of LSK will be up as a PDF later this month and we should have the bare-bones version of the next few HP volumes up soon as well. Over at the Staff Blog, Lucathia, one of our translators, has started to translate and post a few of Yu Wo’s plurks; basically a collection of her thoughts on random things while writing. It’s an interesting insight into who she is, so I definitely recommend that you check it out! You can find it either through the Staff Blog link in the menu bar or here.

Happy reading!

—S.R. Continued