½ Prince V4C10: XiMen Feng, Someone in the Same Situation as me?

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½ Prince Volume 4: The Buskers of Infinite City

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)

Chapter 10: XiMen Feng, Someone in the Same Situation as Me? – translated by Erihppas

With his face pulled down into a troubled frown, Gui spoke in a deeply apologetic tone, “I’m truly sorry, everyone. My personal affairs have caused the concert to be interrupted.”

“It doesn’t matter; it wasn’t that big of a deal anyway. But what is the truth about the situation between you and XiMen Feng?” I replied as Wolf-dàgē healed the wound on my arm.

“He robbed me of my lover, don’t you FREAKIN’ understand?!” XiMen Feng, who was tied up tightly off to the side, roared suddenly.

“Besides my Prince, you’ve stolen someone else’s man as well?” Fairsky looked at Gui in disbelief.

Gui’s face flushed bright red, and he roared back with clenched fists, “I did not, and Prince is not yours either!”

Wicked coldly asked, “Then why would this girl make such an accusation?”

Hearing Wicked’s words, Gui deflated like a punctured balloon. He replied, as if tormented by a splitting migraine, “I don’t understand either, but since she said that she’s XiMen Feng, and even mentioned Lovely Consort… So I guess it must be related to that incident. Before joining Odd Squad, I had teamed up with a couple, namely XiMen Feng and Lovely Consort. However, Lovely Consort later confessed that she had fallen in love with me. In order to avoid Lovely Consort’s constant badgering and XiMen Feng’s onslaught, I had no choice but to flee.”

“Bastard, it’s all because of you that Lovely Consort had a change of heart,” XiMen Feng was so angry that the veins on her head were bulging out, a sight unbefitting of her elegant face.

“Uh… sorry, I have a question.” Looking at XiMen Feng’s noticeably busty chest, I hesitantly spoke up. “You… are a girl, right? And Lovely Consort, it sounds like she’s a girl too, right? Don’t get me wrong… I have nothing against homosexuals.”

“You’re the damn homo! I’m a guy, sonny!” XiMen Feng glared at me fiercely.

A guy? Could this XiMen Feng be like Ming Huang, a male who looks like a female? I was a bit suspicious. But that can’t be; Ming Huang’s chest is as flat as an iron board and XiMen Feng’s chest… Hmph, it’s two sizes larger than mine as a girl. How could this be a guy?

I tilted my head, doubtfully studying XiMen Feng’s pair of meat jugs. Don’t tell me these are fake? I absent-mindedly placed my palms on the two blobs of flesh. Mmm, they’re soft. I squeezed them twice. They’re quite bouncy too. Strange, they have to be real!

“P-Prince, Your Highness…!” Gui’s eyes bulged out, fixated on me…well, on my hands.

Phoenix and Fairsky were also staring at my hands with flushed faces. I wasn’t sure whether or not I was seeing things, but it seemed like both of them were swallowing their saliva and looking at my hands with expressions of desire.

“Get your filthy hands off me, sonny!” XiMen Feng, who had froze up in shock, finally snapped. XiMen Feng’s eyes were staring at my hands so hard that they looked ready to jump out of their sockets. Flustered, I withdrew my hand to avoid the possibility of her putting her neck on the line to bite off my hand.

“You’re obviously a girl,” I pointed out the truth without any reservations.

Everyone nodded. I had already so brazenly grabbed her for confirmation, so could there still be any room for error?

“If it weren’t for that bastard Guileastes, I wouldn’t have fallen to this state!” XiMen Feng bellowed angrily.

“What do you mean?” I scratched my head, still unable to make heads or tails of the situation1. Don’t tell me Gui can even perform a sex-change operation?

Acting like he owned the place, Boss2 XiMen Feng sat down without any courtesy. With his legs crossed, he snorted a little, and began telling his tale.

“Damn it, after I found out Lovely Consort had a change of heart, I vowed to PK3 that punk Guileastes until he returned to level one. Who would have guessed that the punk would preemptively escape, forcing me to hunt him down for many miles.”

At that, Gui smiled helplessly.

“Luckily, that punk Guileastes was so conspicuous that you could find his whereabouts just by asking around casually. I pursued him all the way to a cliff and I found a piece of that bastard’s clothing by the edge. Surely, that bastard must have hid under the cliff to hide from me! Hmph, you think I’d just give up like that, sonny? I lowered a rope on the spot and continued the chase.” XiMen Feng seemed particularly proud of his own perseverance.

My gaze shifted to Gui. He doesn’t seemed like one that would climb down a cliff just to avoid someone; a bard’s stamina isn’t that great, and he could very well lose his grip halfway and fall to his death.

Presently, Gui had assumed a resigned expression and he wordlessly mouthed the words: diversion tactic.

That explains it. I scratched my head. Looks like Gui also realized that XiMen Feng is not one to look before he leaps.

“Who would have thought that instead of finding that punk, I’d encounter some sort of hidden quest instead?” XiMen Feng made a strange face. “That damn mythical beast even went as far as to say that I would receive a random divine punishment if I couldn’t defeat it. There was no way in hell that I could defeat that freak of a monster whose hide was as thick as a steel wall, so I had to receive its divine punishment. Who would have imagined that the random divine punishment would turn me into a girl!” XiMen Feng complained loudly.

At that, Lolidragon’s, Wicked’s and my own expression changed slightly. Never would we have thought that I wasn’t the only gender swapped player in Second Life! To think that I have a comrade here! The only difference is that I’m a woman who became a man, and he’s a man who became a woman. I wonder who is more unfortunate?

After a while, as both of us were in the same boat, I half-heartedly opened my mouth to comfort XiMen Feng. “Err, at least you still look quite pretty.”

“Bullshit, it’s darn troublesome!” XiMen Feng roared loudly.

Troublesome? I thought it’s alright. At least the game doesn’t simulate women’s monthly ‘problem’… I thought.

“Are you looking down on women?” Lolidragon snorted coldly.

“Women mean nothing.” XiMen Feng slowly stood up, and walked towards the window as his legs were untied, allowing the final rays of the sunset bathe his body. “The trouble I mentioned ain’t gotta do with women, but…”

As the sun set, night suddenly descended outside, and XiMen Feng’s body also began to change: her body slowly grew taller and brawnier, her long hairstyle became a buzz cut, the curves of her chest slowly flattened down, until finally, she became a he.

We gaped in surprise at the inconceivable transformation, unable to snap out of it for quite a while, until at last, I let out a breath and said, “That sure is faster than a sex change operation.”

“XiMen Feng, what exactly is going on here?” Gui asked in bewilderment.

“It’s all that mythical beast’s fault.” XiMen Feng spoke in a rough, manly voice that suited his crude language. He impatiently creased his brow. “I didn’t want to become a woman, so the result of our negotiation was that I’d become a woman in the morning, and transform back into a man when night falls.”

“That sure is troublesome,” I said, resisting with difficulty the urge to smile.

“No shit! Oi, untie me quickly. The rope is freakin’ tight,” XiMen Feng had an expression of discomfort.

Gui looked at me with a bit of hesitation. After I shrugged, indicating that it didn’t matter, Gui turned to face XiMen Feng again. “Before I untie you, you must first promise that you will never harm Prince.”

XiMen Feng scoffed. “No can do. Even if I don’t fight him for the sake of revenge, I’d still like to challenge him, sonny. This pretty boy got some skills.”

I burst into loud laughter. “Why don’t you just join Infinite City? Then you’d be able to challenge me whenever you want.”

“Prince, that’s not a good idea. What if he hurts you?” Gui had concern written all over his face.

I replied without any fear, “It’ll be fine. I haven’t fought any monsters for some time now and I’m feeling rusty. At least now I’ll have someone to spar with. If I get injured, I’ll just have to find Wolf-dàgē for healing and if I die, it would just mean that I have to practice harder. But,” I confidently challenged XiMen Feng, “I have no intention of losing.”

XiMen Feng’s eyes lit up. “Ha! Looks like pretty boy got some guts!”

“Stop calling me pretty boy, or I’ll start calling you hot babe,” I said to XiMen Feng in a semi-threatening manner.

“You wouldn’t dare!” XiMen Feng roared furiously.

“Of course I dare to, XiMen you hot babe with C-sized cups,” I unsheathed Black Dao and cut open the rope that bound XiMen Feng with one slash.

XiMen Feng’s eyes shone with excitement as he brandished his sword, gazing at me like a greedy tiger. I could see that he was also a lover of combat.

“Don’t disappoint me, XiMen Feng.” I held up Black Dao, eyes sparkling with the excitement of returning to battle.

XiMen Feng immediately charged forward without thinking. I shook my head. XiMen Feng may like fighting, but he doesn’t like to use his brain to fight. I shifted aside my body slightly, dodging XiMen Feng’s incoming thrust while simultaneously giving him a push, forcing him to almost fall flat on his back.

“Damnit!” XiMen Feng growled loudly. Dissatisfied by his loss, he charged towards me again.

Seeing that he still hadn’t understood the point, I raised my eyebrows slightly. It seems I will have to let his body remember the lesson instead. I found an opening, grabbed a hold of XiMen Feng’s wrist that was holding his sword, and fiercely landed a kick to his stomach with my right foot. He painfully gritted his teeth while I snatched away his sword, smiling faintly. Let the massacre begin!

I used all four limbs, plus both sword and sheathe as lethal weapons… Head butt combo! Cross cutter! I even kicked my boots off toward him as I shouted repeatedly, “Lets see if you dare to interrupt my concert ever again!”

“Whew! That fight felt so liberating,” I said as I happily put my Black Dao away, cracked my neck and did some stretches. Alright! Time to eat. Before I left, I didn’t forget to turn around, gesture at the lump of bloody flesh on the ground, and give instructions to Wicked, who was in charge of the military department. “Remember to recruit XiMen Feng into the army. His level and martial arts skill aren’t bad at all, and he can even freely use sex appeal as a tactic.  It would be difficult to recruit even a single person with this kind of talent in ten years.”

“Yes,” Wicked said as he gazed at XiMen Feng with furrowed brows, probably plotting to find the most screwed up, overworked unit for him to join.

“Alright, let us all head to the Infinite Restaurant to eat!” I led the group joyfully, preparing to go to my most beloved Infinite Restaurant for a free meal… Hehehe, not having to pay for meals at the Infinite Restaurant has proven to be the biggest perk since I became the liege lord.

“I’ve already made plans with Sunshine to try the foods from street vendors, so I won’t be coming along,” Fairsky said with a bit of hesitation.

“Oh,” I replied while biting my thumb. Fairsky and Sunshine seemed to be getting closer these days. Have they become good friends? That’s not a bad thing… At least it keeps Fairsky happy.

“Alright, let’s go eat!” Just as I was about to raise my legs and walk in front, two hands suddenly rested on my shoulder.

“Prince, the bookshop is almost ready and the autograph session for the portfolio is next week. Please remember to practice making your signature look neater.” I turned around to see Yu Lian-dàsăo smiling at me. She then turned towards Gui and asked, “How are the books coming along?”

Gui nodded and answered, “I have two books that are ready to be published, plus the one that Jing and Yun gave me. So there are a total of three books that can be displayed on the day of the grand opening.”

“Prince, the construction of Infinite Rhapsody has caused Infinite City’s budget to be in the red again,” Yu Lian-dàsăo’s smile was bright beyond comparison. “We’ll have to organize more concerts and sell more portfolios in order to earn some cash, so please work hard on singing and selling your portfolios, do you understand?”

“Understood…” I swallowed stiffly, and my head felt numb from thinking about what I had to do.

The days that followed were a living nightmare. Within two weeks, Infinite Band had performed five concerts. Moreover, in order to attract audiences, every concert featured new stunts, such as jumping through hoops of fire to appear on stage and descending onto the stage dressed up as angels.

(That was when I finally realized why angels in paintings are always depicted standing up, straight as an arrow with only their arms stretching out slightly… It’s obvious! If you’re carrying a pair of wings weighing over thirty kilograms on your back, what can you do besides stand up straight?!)

What was even stranger was the fans seemed to really like the minor interruption that XiMen Feng stirred up during the first concert. Thus, in every subsequent concert, XiMen Feng, under the smiling supervision of Yu Lian-dàsăo, was forced to challenge me in front of the audience. Then I’d have to start kicking his ass. The harder he got his ass kicked, the happier the fans would be.

Sigh, it must have been hard on you, hot babe XiMen Feng.

(XiMen Feng furiously roars: I’m a guy, damn it!)

Next, the bookstores were finally done being constructed thanks to all the hard work from Gui, Fairsky, and the others. They built two bookstores. One was in the middle of downtown and the other was combined with a café, built on the lakeside with a nice atmosphere and great lighting, specifically designed to be a couples-trap. Therefore, my signature, which I had spent many days practicing, would finally be put to good use.

On the day of the autograph session, there was a surging sea of people… Wait, what? That phrase is too ordinary—it’s not my style? Alright then, that horrendous autograph session was swamped with so many people that it seemed as if Jolin Tsai4, Jay Chou5, Andy Lau6 plus Stephanie7 all appeared together in Ximending8. In short, people of all ages and genders huddled together in one massive crowd. There were men, women, and lechers, with ages ranging from five to fifty.

“Thank goodness we have the flying carpet! I don’t think we could enter the bookstore otherwise.” I released a sigh, looking down at the horrifyingly jam-packed crowd.

“Sunshine, land on that makeshift stage,” Gui said as he gestured at a very small stage, complete with tables and chairs, surrounded by soldiers led by Nan Gong Zui for security purposes, to prevent the fans from running onto the stage.

“Sure.” Sunshine obediently directed his flying carpet to land slowly on the stage.

I jumped off the flying carpet first, smiling slightly at the screaming female fans below the stage. Then I walked to a pre-arranged table and sat in the chair.

“The autograph session shall now begin,” I said as I exhaled deeply, picking up the pen prepared by the workers as I readied myself for the possibility that I might have to sign until my arm fell off.

“Thank you for your support.”, “Handshakes are fine.”, “Uh, kisses are not acceptable!”, and “Zui! Hurry and drag this fan off the stage!” were my various comments as I signed.

I gave out autographs while answering each and every fan’s questions with a gentle smile. From time to time, there would be fans who wanted to kiss me, and some of them were so unwilling to be rejected that they would just forcefully throw themselves at me. Only after Nan Gong Zui dragged them away could I continue signing autographs. This cycle continued to be play out: sign, answer, be offered a kiss, be forced a kiss, and watch them get taken away…

Out of the corner of my eyes, I would occasionally sneak a peek toward the other members of Infinite Band. Gui’s situation was no different than mine, except that as a bard with not much strength, he had already been kissed forcibly on his cheeks by “wolves” several times… Gui was currently holding back tears of grief as he continued signing and was even using XiMen Feng, who was previously enjoying a break, as his shield. The jealous fangirls had already used their wolf claws to scratch several bloody crosses on poor XiMen Feng the hot babe, and he wasn’t even allowed to retaliate.

(As Yu Lian-dàsăo would say, the paying customer is king, so no matter what the fans do, they are always right.)

In contrast, Wicked was in a much better situation. Being a warrior and with his aloof face, hardly any fangirls dared to approach him wantonly with their mouths. Instead, they gazed at him in a tender, yearning manner, as though ready to swallow him up if the opportunity came.

Since Phoenix and Fairsky were both girls, allowing the male fans to do as they pleased with them was obviously out of the question. The duo was surrounded by so many Infinite City warriors that I could barely even see their silhouettes… What kind of attitude is this? Why is Zui the only warrior protecting me? A bunch of lechers who’d forget about their liege lord at the sight of women…

The autograph session went on like this until even XiMen Feng the hot babe had became XiMen Feng with the buzz cut. We continued signing autographs, except now it wasn’t just Gui, but everyone in the group who were holding back tears as they signed. If there weren’t any fans looking at me, there was a very good chance that I would have cried out loud. I glanced at my right hand mournfully, which was shaking uncontrollably as though as I had a stroke, while keeping count in my mind how many people were still lined up.

“The last one…” I finished giving out my final signature, feeling deeply moved. Luckily, it was a dude and it was quite obvious from the way he kept looking back towards Fairsky and Phoenix that he wasn’t the slightest bit interested in me. What a perfect ending. I felt touched beyond words.

Sure enough, just as I finished signing, he immediately ran towards the duo, and ended up sliding into a half-kneeling position on the floor. A colossal bouquet of red roses appeared out of nowhere in his left hand and an enormous ring with a diamond the size of a baseball appeared unexpectedly in his right hand.

“O dearest Lady Fairsky, my love for you flows ceaselessly like the Yellow River, stretches on infinitely like the white clouds above, and crashes wave after wave like the ocean tide…” Such nauseating drivel gushed forth endlessly from this animal’s mouth, and the sounds of people puking all around flowed ceaselessly like the Yellow River as well.

“…So, beloved Lady Fairsky, please marry me!”

“Sorry, I have to tell everyone, there’s already someone that I’m in love with,” Fairsky announced straightly, not even sparing a glance at the mongrel onstage, and then bowed towards her fans below the stage to express her apologies.

“Who is it? Who is the one that dares to steal away my woman without regard for his own life?” Below the stage, Fairsky’s fans began to riot. I sighed helplessly. I probably have the most enemies in the world.

Then, Fairsky inhaled deeply and raised her head to gaze at the sky towards Sunshine, who was sitting on the flying carpet. “He is the one that I like.”

“Ehh?” Including mine and Sunshine’s, there were five “ehh” sounds.

Fairsky gazed at the astonished Sunshine with her cheeks flushed red. After a long while, she turned and bowed to me. “Sorry Prince, but I realized that I have fallen in love with Sunshine, so I can’t have feelings for you anymore.”

“T-this…” I stuttered awkwardly for quite a while, but couldn’t seem to squeeze out even half a sentence.

Oh, why does my head hurt more now compared to the time Fairsky tried to force me to marry her? Fairsky, if you had a change of heart and fell in love with someone else I would be 120% supportive, but couldn’t you pick a more normal partner? First you fall for a trans person like me, and now you pick him? You might as well continue loving me because that would be just homosexual, but you’re now in love with an NPC! What would that be called?

Even bestiality is better than falling in love with a NPC. At least a beast has a physical body, but NPCs… Don’t tell me you would insist and say, “That’s right; I’m in love with several lines of computer code.”?

“Sunshine, don’t you like me?” Fairsky asked in a calm tone as she gazed at Sunshine earnestly, sounding fully confident.9

“I… I…” Sunshine knitted his eyebrows tightly; he was clearly at a loss.

“You really like Fairsky as well?” I paled in shock. Sunshine is an NPC. Even though he has gained self-awareness, he is still different from an ordinary human being. For example, he does not know how to tell a lie, so he cannot comfort people with white lies. If he didn’t have feelings for Fairsky, he would have said so directly, and yet he could not seem to speak? Does that mean…?

Sunshine turned towards me, confusion written in his eyes.

“Prince, this is not a good place for an interrogation!” Gui pulled me away, gesturing at the audience below the stage.

“You’re right.” I could only forcibly suppress my anxiety, reassuming the appearance of the Blood Elf Prince.

I put on a polite smile and said with a charming tone, “The autograph session shall end here for today. Infinite Band shall work harder in the future, and we hope that you would continue to support us. Thank you.”

The seconds I waited as the crowd dispersed felt like years.  Then, I immediately dragged Fairsky and Sunshine away with me. Where to go? I hesitated for a moment. Right, to Jing and Yun’s house. After making up my mind, I swiftly PMed Jing and Yun, telling them to wait for me at their home.

Just as I started walking, I suddenly stopped and turned to face the other Infinite Band members that were following close behind. I said in a highly threatening tone, “No one is allowed to come along, you hear?”

The trio behind me froze conspicuously. Seeing my stern expression, they all nodded in unison.

[½ Prince Volume 4 Chapter 10 End]


1 Unable to make heads or tails of the situation: Here, Yu Wo uses “丈八摸不着头脑”, (zhàng bā mō bu zháo tóu nǎo) which is the shortened/slang version of a Chinese idiom,   ‘丈二金刚,摸不着头脑’ (zhàng èr jīn gāng mō bu zháo tóu nǎo).

In some Chinese idioms, the first phrase is a description for a riddle, while the following phrase offers the explanation. In this case, the first phrase 丈二金刚 (zhàng èr jīn gāng) means ‘Twelve foot tall Monk (Also known as Vajrapani)’, the following phrase 摸不着头脑 (mō bu zháo tóu nǎo) means ‘can’t touch his head’. Literally, it means the monk is so tall that you can’t touch his head.  The whole idiom basically means something that is so surprising or bizarre that one wouldn’t know what to do immediately. It best describes the confusion/questions one usually has in the middle of a thought process (i.e. Imagine you’re in the middle of solving a murder case, ‘how could the murder occur when the room is locked from the inside?’ is such confusion).

Yu Wo, however, exaggerates the idiom by saying that the monk (problem) is eighteen feet tall, and thus Prince could not reach its head (understand). [Credit to Erihppas]

2 Boss: 老大 usually means boss. Prince was just jokingly calling XiMen Feng that because he acts like he can just do whatever he wants, as if he owned the place. [Credit to Erihppas]

3 PK: Gamer term for Player Kill in this case, though PK can also refer to general player vs player combat.

4 Jolin Tsai (蔡依林, Cài Yīlín): A Golden Melody award–winning Taiwanese Mandopop singer. She is extremely popular in not only Taiwan and China, but has also seen great success in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, as well as having a strong fanbase in the United States. (For more information, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jolin_Tsai)

5 Jay Chou (周杰倫, Zhōu Jiélún): A Taiwanese musician, singer, music and film producer, actor, and director. He is known for composing all his own songs and songs for other singers. His music has gained recognition throughout Asia and his career now extends into directing, acting, and running his own record company, JVR Music. (For more information, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Chou)

6 Andy Lau (劉德華, Liú Déhuá): A Hong Kong Cantopop singer, film actor, and producer. He has been one of Hong Kong’s most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s while maintaining a successful singing career at the same time. In the 1990s he was branded by the media as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop (四大天王) with Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung, and Leon Lai. (For more information, please refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Lau)

7 Stephanie (萧蔷, Xiāo Qiáng): Famous in Taiwan as a model and actress. She was extremely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s and was branded by the media as Taiwan’s Number One Most Beautiful Woman. (For more information, please refer to http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Xiao_Qiang)

8 Ximending (西门町, Xī​ mén​ ding,​ also known as HsiMenDing): A well-known neighborhood and shopping district in Taipei that is largest pedestrian zone in Taiwan. It is located in the northeastern part of Wanhua District and is also the most important consumer district in the west side of Taipei. It is the source of Taiwan’s fashion, subculture, and Japanese culture.

9 Sounding fully confident: Here Yu Wo uses the idiom “胸有成竹” (xiōng yǒu chéng zhú), literally “having had the images of the bamboo ready in one’s bosom”. It is later used to refer to making extensive preparation before doing something, and having full confidence in the final success. It also indicates that someone can remain composed no matter what happens. Refer to this website for the story the idiom originated from: http://www.myechinese.org/Chinese/Idiom_Detail.aspx?id=51.

48 Responses

  1. hagane_kuragari

    Thank you so much XD I can’t stop smiling. This is the best new year’s gift ever !!!
    Happy New Year!!

    • Jeremy

      Yeah, a release! Happy new Year!
      PS: I had to hit tab to write in the comments, is that normal?

    • Burnt

      Hey, same here. Are you using Chrome? Also, can you not use your mouse to move your cursor?

    • amgine

      This is certainly not normal, but I looked into it and it should be fixed now. You should now be able to just click the comments to write in them. Let me know if otherwise.

      Thanks for letting us know!

  2. Anon

    Yay thank you!! Happy New Year…1/2 Prince uploads always makes me happy. you guys are awesome for spending time on this <3

  3. darkgloomie

    lovely chapter as always- and explains a lot more than the manga does- I was really confused when XiMeng decided suddenly to join Infinite City, but now we have a reason. And that’s good.

    Anywho, you guys rock.

  4. Lady Sinister

    Thanks for the chapter, yet again. Im so excited… finally getting to the point where the novel will be surpassing the manga soon, I can’t wait!
    Anywho, smart move, you can’t copy the text anymore… there goes my personal copy… <_<…
    But, thanks for the chapter :D! Can;t wait for the next.

  5. SR

    “Understood…” I swallowed stiffly, and my head felt numb from thinking about I had to do.

    about what I had to do.

    Thx for your amazing work translating those novels.

  6. erihppas

    *blinks* I was wondering why I’m receiving notification emails from this site… Is that some sort of sign, urging me to get out of Hermit mode and join more discussions? Or is the Powers-that-be asking me to stop procrastinating and start translating quickly!? x__x’

    Speaking of abnormalities, I can’t seem to highlight words in comment box. Is it intended to be like that?

    • Shadow Rebirth

      The site is protected so that nothing can be highlighted–and unfortunately, that includes the comment box ^^;

    • eilinel

      Unfortunately, it’s just something normal call email forwarding XD. Although I definitely won’t stop you from joining more discussions and translating quickly too.

    • erihppas

      Yeah, but I don’t think I’ve received notifications last time. ‘X3 I’m translating at my own pace, hoping to finish it before Jan 10. =p

      On the side note, the footnotes have my pseudonym spelt wrong. It’s Erihppas, not Eripphas. =X

    • amgine

      Looks like it’s set to email the author of each post every time a comment is added. Since you’re the translator for the chapter, you’re set as the author. So it should only do this for the chapters you translate.

  7. d1r31

    What a great chapter! The line about seriously defending your love with a NPC – ‘That’s right, I’m in love with several lines of computer code.’ That is really a clever way to frame the problem. I love the way the author puts things. Happy New Year!

  8. angel

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the update, you guys are awesome as always <3

    What a fun chapter! I really do like XiMen Feng's character. And Xiao Lan's thoughts on the relationship between Fairsky and Sunshine was funny. Classic her though. Hahaha.

    A problem with the comments box, seems like you can't use your mouse to move your cursor. You have to scroll through using your arrow keys, which is a little bit inconvenient.

    • eilinel

      We are working to fix the mouse problem. Please be patient and bear with us for a few days =). (PS: Omg I sounds like those customer support!)

    • angel

      Heh. wouldn’t have thought of it if you hadn’t pointed it out. But you kinda do!!

      And yay, I can use my mouse again. LOL.

    • amgine

      A few days? Nah, it’s fixed already. Just needs a refresh and it should be good to go.

  9. torchide

    Apologies for never commenting on previous novel chapters, I’ve been keeping up with them for a while, I just.. I’m not sure why I haven’t, as a matter of fact. Another beautifully detailed chapter full of things skipped over in the manhua that I would not have expected, I also love the extra detail that you put into representing XiMen Feng in his speech particularly. Can’t wait till the next, the Sunshine/Fairsky direct confrontation certainly did not happen this way in the manhua, and what a juicy cliffhanger! Really appreciate the fast updates, it’s much more than I expect and will hopefully provide much distraction from what I should really be working on instead (like getting RPG Maker VX to work? >_> Don’t judge me). Amazing job, all of you!

  10. ßlimkerßell

    “A famous in Taiwan as a model and actress.”
    The “A” isn’t needed.
    It’s a footnote, but footnotes have feeling too.
    Good work as always. Thx

  11. KuraNita

    why can’t I use right button on the mouse?? must I repeat from the first if I want to open other tab fom here? like if I want to go to “About PR!” but want to keep this page, I’ll just click right button and choose “open in the new tab”.. but now I can’t o that.. the choice didn’t appear! So, it must be like that or use a new way? please tell me.. thank you..

    • eilinel

      Try ctrl+left click on the new link that you want to open. It should open the link in a new tab. Or shift+click if you want to open a new page.

  12. Kiayin

    Great chapter! Thank you so much, I’ve been waiting for this particular chapter since it came out in the manhua! It was hilarious, I’ve loved it :x. “I’m in love with several lines of computer codes” made me lol ! :D

    My gaze shifted to Gui. He doesn’t seem like one that would climb down a cliff….
    Shouldn’t it be he DIDN’T SEEM like ? :3

    I replied without any fear, “It’ll be fine. I haven’t fought any monsters for some time now and I’m feeling rusty. At least now I’ll have someone to spar with. If I get injured, I’ll just have find..
    Shouldn’t it be I’ll just have TO find etc? :3

    Thanks again, can’t wait for the next chap, awesome job!

    • Shadow Rebirth

      “Doesn’t seem” is correct in this case. Tense can be a odd in this story because (although you can’t really tell in this point) it’s written from Feng Lan’s point of view after these events occur. Since it’s a comment about Gui’s personality and Gui, obviously, still exists in the future, it’s present tense, not past. Again, the tense is odd xD

      Second one has been fixed.


  13. dollyfishe

    waiiiiii … happy new year all :D
    thanx for the translation. kinda surprised it came at jan 1st.
    and it’s new page too … it looks cool !!! i like it

  14. Li

    Awesome as always. I found a little mistake, though:
    …he keeping looking back…

    ‘he kept looking back’ is what it should be.

    Other than this, I can’t find anything else.

  15. Kittychan H

    OMG!! ***After running in little circles when going to the previous bookmark resulted in ‘page not found’!***
    Thank heavens I found you! Tho’ it probably would have been easier if I checked my e-mail more often…

    Thank you for the new chapter… sorry I didn’t have time this month to lurk in wait for the first words to be posted. Family for the Holidays has gone home now and I can relax a bit more…

    As usual, great detail that is totally bypassed in the manhua version! I could never understand why he would leave his clothes at the top of a cliff… and XiMen Feng would assume he climbed down (what? naked rock climbing?), it makes much more sense if it’s just a piece of his clothes like it ripped as he was escaping.

  16. pm

    awesome will he tell fairsky sunshine’s an npc? i dont think itll matter coz kenshin & sunshine are clearly more than just npcs.. & if they have awareness and emotion theyre as good as human! except of course for the part abt them being computer codes heh.. hmm so will fairsky hv to live inside a game haha this is getting interesting :D

  17. Saz

    Thanks for this chapter! This wasn’t shown in the manga in detail so I was really happy to read it. Also, Congratulations for the new site :3

    • eilinel

      I deleted part of your comment for the reason you mentioned ^^; We are well aware of the loophole, we just think that we didn’t need to go that far of an extent. Still, we will be thankful if you did not spread the loophole around =).

  18. puriane

    I love it when there are updates :D
    Are you getting faster or is it just me?
    Thanks for the chapter!~

  19. Dlaeth

    ” ‘Of course I dare to, Ximen you hot babe with C-sized cups,‘ I unsheathed Black Dao and cut open the rope that bound Ximen Feng with one slash.”

    Perhaps you could change that to “Of course I dare to, hot babe XiMen with C-sized cups,”
    or alternatively: “Of course I dare to, XiMen, you hot babe with C-cup breasts.”

    Also, instead of going halfway. Couldn’t you just write “Black Knife” or “Hei Dao”? Or if you wanted to make it sound cooler, you could call it “Black Saber” or “Black Sword” or “Black Machete”. (According to my dictionary, a Machete is pretty much a large knife with a broad blade.)

    • eilinel

      Oh please, don’t reopen the can of worms regarding the naming of Black Dao. We used to have a big argument lasting months over the naming and Eri’s finally settled the name. I’m not going to change it.

      Will think about your other suggestions thanks.

    • Dlaeth

      Ah, really? I apologize. I did not know that this conversation had already taken place. It was sort of something that just hit me at four in the morning. I waited until seven to post it, but since I did not sleep until ten, waiting probably did not do much.

    • eilinel

      That’s alright ^ ^. It’s just that everyone have different ideas on how to name a same thing (look at OSS naming and our naming for LSK for instance), and there is no right or wrong to it. So…I don’t like to change a name; maybe I will satisfy you by changing it to a new name, but others will come to suggest a different name again. It’s going to be an never ending cycle then. I hope you understand ^ ^

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