January 2011 Chapters
First of all, a Happy New Year to all! The arrival of a new year brings forth much changes, and one such change has occurred in PR!. We’re celebrating the new year in a special way this year, by moving sites!~
From this month on, our new site, http://www.princerevolution.org, will be open to the public, and we’ll be moving house to there. Thanks to all our reader’s support, and I hope that you’ll continue to support us by following our translations on the new site, and also telling everyone you know about our transfer! Do come and visit us, okay? (Though we will not be distributing red packets. >.<)
Of course, with the arrival of a new year, the upcoming year ahead would bring… lots of chapters! I’m not sure if everyone has noticed it, but those who has checked our site regularly the past few days would have realized that PR! is releasing a chapter every week during the December break. Did you guys like your Christmas gift? ^^
This shall continue to go on for January, so everyone, enjoy your New Year’s presents!! (That being said, I’m sorry to everyone for lying in the last update. I said that there’ll be no Legend of the Sun Knight, but I was lying. I hope I didn’t cause any serious damage to anyone’s heart/mind. Gomenasai!)
I’m sorry for the lack of eloquence and elegance in my speech, but I’m just too excited XD I shall now pass the mic over to the other members of PR! (Oops, sorry guys for hogging the mic)
Since Ray has covered all the basics, I’ll go into a bit more detail. First off, here’s a list of reasons why we wound up moving sites (by amgine). We realize it’s a bit of a surprise, although we were careful to mention the possibility of it in the last update, so you had at least some warning =] I’d also like to take a moment to thank amgine, who has been a massive help in getting the site up and looking just like we want it to!
Reasons for moving the site:
• Allows us to improve the user interface (people were complaining about the text being too small, that it was hurting their eyes, etc.) and wp.com doesn’t let us change this.
• Allows us to add custom code, e.g. for the online pdf viewer and functionality to link footnotes back to the text (see below for more information)
• We have our own domain name and we can have all our sister sites under the same umbrella.
• Gives us complete control over our content; we’re not tied down to wp.com, who accidentally blocked us from posting once before.
• It looks more professional.
And next up is the list things that have been changed or/added with the creation of this new site. Please take a moment to at least glance over these changes, so that we don’t receive a bunch of questions that might already be answered here.
Posts: Only site updates will appear on the front page. However, we will include links to that month’s chapters at the top of the site updates. You can also find the new chapters by clicking Most Recent Chapter from the drop down menus at the top of the site, or by selecting a chapter from the List of ½ Prince Chapters or the List of Sun Knight Chapters.
Footnotes: The footnotes at the bottom of the chapters now also link up to where they are in the text, for easier reference.
Online PDF Viewer: Not only do we now have the ½ Prince Volume 1 PDF up, but also have two versions of it: The downloadable PDF and an online PDF viewer that will allow you to read the full volumes in a book-format on our site. Both of these formats come in a white version (like an average book) and a dark version (like our site). You can find them all here. If you ever catch any errors in our PDFs (typos or formatting), please let us know!
FAQ: Our FAQ can be found on the About PR! page, along with other general information. If you have any general questions, please ask them there.
Recruitment: We have streamlined our recruitment process so that it’s a bit easier to apply. Head over to our Recruitment page to see the changes. All of the application documents are also now hosted on our site, which means no more of the waiting that 4shared forces on you =]
Staff Blog: We now have a staff blog that the members of PR! will occasionally post in. It can be found on the menu under About PR!, or here. At the moment we have two posts: An intro by amgine, which includes a helpful chart of all the PR! staff members and a series of our msn conversations, compiled by Raylight. If you’re interested, please check them out and leave a comment!
Easy Subscription: We’d like to make it as easy as possible for our readers to subscribe to our updates. As such, on the right menu we have our RSS feed link as well as an email subscription option.
If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment or, for private correspondence, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year everyone!
Hi everyone! I bet that if readers are given the chance to ask the staff of PR! questions, apart from the classic question of “When is the next update???”, one of the most popular questions would be “When will the novel catch up with the manga?”. The latest manga chapter released by OSS is chapter 48, and the chapter story is approximately around Chapter 3 of Volume 6 of the Half Prince novel. PR! will release the last chapter of Volume 4 in February 2011, so that means we will start releasing Volume 5 of the novel in March. Therefore, you can see we are pretty close to catching up with the manga. I can’t guarantee anything here because accidents can and do happen, but we will try our best to catch up, and possibly even surpass, the manga by the year end of 2011. So stay tune for more updates!
Next, there are a few revisions in Legend of Sun Knight translation, which I will detail here. Readers can skip over this boring part if they want XD.
- Church of Light TO Sanctuary of Light
- Holy Church TO Holy Temple
- Captain XX Knight TO Knight-Captain XX
- “Good, warm people” faction TO “Good, warm” faction
- “Cruel, cold-hearted people” faction TO “Cruel, cold-hearted” faction
- All instances of Judge will be changed to Judgment for consistency.
That’s all! I hope everyone will continue to enjoy our translations. Happy New Year!