I release this part one day earlier than planned because I have a very important appointment tomorrow. As usual I’ll combine the chapter within a weeks time (and also apply some minor text edits).
Because donations are a bit rare and I would really love to pay the proofreaders, translator and artist a bit more for their good work and dedication, especially while knowing how much of their already sparse free time they sacrifice. This would also increase the release speed (because they have to work less part time and can invest that time fully on the releases).
First of, I have some good news and “not so good news” (I won’t call them bad yet!), as well as a poll regarding a “mini”-wiki about the guilds of Hidden GMs Destiny, more information further down.
Estoriel translated a lot! (<–Good news for you and an overkill for proofreader-san. *cough*) Now to the “not so good” ones… I had another surgery, despite my huge hate for surgeries (it was necessary else I wouldn’t be able to walk so I was forced to *sigh*). So right now I’m recuperating (again…>-<“). So I won’t be uploading much for around a week, two at most. On the bright side, ATK-49 (the Cave Scanlation proofreader) has exams and is unavailable for now but he’ll return around the 25th Sep. (so next weekend) and intends to make up for the wait! So there could be more and faster updates coming (no promises here though cuz if something goes wrong I maybe have to get yet another surgery…*spits blood*) because Estoriel went berserk on translating. On that note there are still 17 pages to be released of the next chapter alone (and the chapter after it is also ready), so a lot to read~ (<–ATK-49 doesn’t know about his “luck” yet *cough*)
Now onto the poll!
Because the lich fight is drawing closer and closer and a few different guilds as well as their members will appear… Do you want a brief overview of the different guild names, their members, classes and levels in advance? (Won’t reveal everything though! Nor will it include all members who appear in the future.) I’ll leave the poll open until the next release and if the majority votes “yes”, I’ll upload the “mini-guildwiki” together with the next release.
Today I have the first part of chapter 6 for you. There’s also a bonus story coming up next month, so be prepared for some additional “chicken news”. Though I bet many readers either already guessed said “news” or saw the lil spoiler on the website somewhere~
For everyone who didn’t see it yet: I made a little survey for general feedback and in preparations for the extra chapters which will be part of the ebook. It will help me a bit to decide on the extra stories I’ll add to vol 1. If you want to fill it out, here’s the link to the post about the survey.
That being said, I already noticed that many people want a wiki for HGD and Cave Scanlations who translate and proofread it is in dire need for more people (this won’t affect the release speed no worries). So if anyone is interested to help out and get the wiki up faster you can contact the CS admin under email@example.com! The only requirement is being able to write well in english and read the novel. As a thanks you’re able to read some HGD chapters before the actual release~
I also made a tumbrl account to make it easier for everyone to follow updates who uses tumbrl (should I add a twitter account too?). I added the link on the side bar as well.
Now that Toriel appears for the the first time, there’s also a little drawing of him uploaded on my facebook and tumbrl page.
The poll for the favourite Night Dragon Corporation character is also closed now and here are the results (I’m rounding the numbers up):
Suprisingly (?) the first place goes this time to our MC, Keruna (31%). Looks like he can defeat his superiors at least in this poll. The follow-ups are our (beloved) superiors as a team who took a quarter of the cake (they sure are greedy!). Right after them on the third place is the newly introduced character Kyle who took 17% of the votes (as expected of the right hand man of the empires companies rulers). The fourth place is being shared by Maeda and the “development guy” with both having nearly 10% of the votes. Kaje and the cleaning personal got each 3% and Fienja on her own sadly has no votes but I’m sure she’ll find a good way to unleash her grudge against Keruna sooner or later (she firmly believes that he was the one stealing her votes).
Now onto the next poll~
You can vote for your favourite character from Kerunas guild, at least between the ones who already appeared up to chapter 6.
(Btw the MC is cheating; he shamelessly added himself into the vote as a fellow guild member to increase his popularity in the overall votes!)
Now onto the bad news…
My computer died on me, so I have to buy a new one…<-<” Luckily most of the HGD files are safely stored elsewhere as well (hooray for being paranoia and save these files double or even trice), but a few ebook files may have been deleted (and a lot of other data unrelated to the blog…T_T”). I hope I can buy a new comp soon (and that the files aren’t lost else I have to postpone some releases to have enough time and work on recreating/recovering what was lost…), I really dislike writing on my laptops keyboard..>_<” It’s very uncormfortable to use it for hours and I tend to write at the very least a whole chapter once I sit down and even more so if I’m in a good writing flow. So writing without rest for 8-10 h are the norm for me…xD” It’s hell on the laptop with that keyboard… x.x”
So in short: If you notice the releases slowing down after part 1 and the extra chapter, blame my bad luck, my comp dying on me and the fact that I wasn’t able to get a new comp in an instant…>-<” I really hope it won’t be too expensive though, sadly I need a good comp which is able to render some 3D stuff for hours…D:”
P.s: If this continues my posts will at some point be longer than the actual chapters…xD” I think I just broke my record today!
After the unbelievable high popularity of a certain NPC from the first “favourite character poll”. I decided to switch out the main character Keruna with the most popular one from the poll~ After all the previous main character even failed to win 19%) against his old nemesis (44%) in a mere poll…
So with this said, I present to you the new main character of Hidden GMs Destiny – The Chicken!!
Please follow the chicken on its long journey to find new comrades and fight bravely against its archenemy – the worst evil of chickenkind, cooks! Be ready to be thrown into an epic story of feather-tearing drama, epic soup engredients, friendships and the beginning of the great chicken empire! Of course the name of the story will be changed to ‘Hidden Chickens Destiny’ over time. Please continue to support our new main character from now on~
Please highlight the following for more detailed informations:
Of course this was an easy-to-see-through april fools day joke (or actually more some stupid nonsense the author came up with after doing an all nighter and being too sleep deprived to stay in the world of sanity…) from me based on the high popularity of the chicken up till now…xD I won’t replace Keruna…no worries! (Though a part of me was tempted to write a tiny story about a chicken conquering the world, so I probably end up writing a short version for my own satisfaction and share it with some friends who tend to like such crazy stuff *cough*)
Well if the chickens popularity continues to rise like this I fear Keruna will get a different kind of trauma this time…xP
The old polls result led to an exact 50-50 result (whole vs part upload) in the end, so I decided to go for a “half a chapter” release for now. There will be a second release preference poll in the future though!
This time I’ve a new poll where you can vote for your favourite character from the ones who already appeared except for the lich twins. They will appear in the second part of this chapter so the poll will be up for a longer time with a multiple choice vote with up to three votes (so you can vote either for one or for the three characters you like the most). I’ll make this “popularity poll” regulary in the future from now on.
Cave Scanlations just finished proofreading the last part of chapter 2 yesterday late at night. (Thanks guys but please take some breaks and don’t drop dead on me!O-O”)
Within this week I’ll delete the part uploads but I hope this will give everyone who read the chapters in parts enough time to read the last part without searching where you stopped reading before. I’ve also compiled this chapter on one page for everyone who prefers reading it in one go. (Depending on the poll results I’ll continue this style for everyones reading convenience and for my admin panel not being clogged with hundreds of pages~)
CS also found a new proofreader so the next chapter maybe even can be released within this month as well!=D
Here are the current poll results. Sadly it’s still near the same outcome as last time so I decided to give the poll a bit more time until I start posting chapter 3. If the results stay this way I’ll think my idea of posting half a chapter with every update is probably the best solution for everyone who voted…x.x” Actually it’s only one vote more for “a whole chapter” compared to “in parts” and if we count half a chapter as parts too the “part fraction” would win. But let us see what will happen over the next days!
In parts (faster uploads): 35%
As a whole chapter (slower uploads): 41%
Half of the chapter (moderate upload speed): 24%
I also think I’ll make a little popularity poll with the next chapter. I’m really eager to know which characters you all like the most (It won’t change the story though..xP But I maybe will write some more side stories based on the results~).