Next up some news about me moving to a different (far away) city:
Because of the large distance I’m still not done moving everything out of my old flat and into the new one and I can only slowly work on it on the weekends because I’ve a full time job. Despite that I have some good news: The whole process is done latest at the end of December and then the updates will be more regular again!
Now to a topic I already mentioned on my facebook page (if you already saw it there, just skip this part there isn’t anything new):
Many probably already noticed this but aho-updates.com didn’t update since a long time ago.
And by now I highly doubt that the site owner will fix it so the only way to receive notifications of updates for Hidden GMs Destiny and Gods Ordeal is via email, my facebook page, subscribing to my wordpress page when you’re registered over wordpress or via https://www.wlnupdates.com/ … :(
This is the only website left which accepts updates of translated non-asian novels aside from aho-updates as far as I know.
Most of you were updated via aho-updates for HGD and GO in the past (I know this from the website statistics) so I can imagine how many of you are inconvenienced because of this. *sigh*
I used this website as well, especially for the many non-asian novels which I like to read. So the day when aho-updates stopped operating was a real loss in my eyes for all non-asian authors listed there… X:
If you know any other website similar to wlnupdates or aho-updates which accept non-asian novels please let me know.
I’m feeling a lot better now and slowly get back to work while I still focus on recovering.
As previously promised, here is one of the oneshot chapters as a tiny apology for the absence of updates. Hidden GMs Destiny chapter 5 is currently being proofread (it’s around 17 pages long) and I hope I can release it as soon as possible.
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~).
Chapter 2 comes a bit later as planned, because Cave Scanlations has only a few proofreaders at hand right now but here is the first part of it. I’ll release the chapter in smaller parts this time so you all don’t have to wait for too long. I will add the parts on the chapter overview page and when all of them are released, I’ll remove the parts and exchange it for the whole chapter on said page. If you prefer this method (faster+more but short updates) over the slower “whole chapter at once release” please leave a comment or vote in the poll I attached to this post. As always huge thanks to the hardworking CS staff translating the novel!>_<” Chapter 3 was also already translated by them and waits to be proofread.
I also want to thank G.S. and J.T. for donating, as a small thanks I’ll include your Initials on the “special thanks page” of the later ebook version when it’s out. (If you give me your permission I can also add your full name instead provided you want it. I’ll contact everyone who donated via E-Mail before the ebook will be released.)
There was also someone asking where to purchase the ebook on the Cave Scanlation chatbox so I thought it’s better to inform you all here about the future plans:
The story about our Hidden GM is originally written in German and CS is translating it before the actual release. They one day contacted me and discussed about a “pre-release” offer in English on my blog, translated and proofread by them which I accepted. The blog version is not the final version though, there may be some minor or even heavy changes to the story when the actual release occurs and there will be some bonus stories included, which won’t be released on this blog. Provided we find a good English translator and editor it will also be available in English to purchase. This is all the information I can provide you with at the moment.
Today I posted the first Oneshot story (for now only available in german but I’ll upload an english version soon as well). I wrote this story years ago and edited it a few days ago (and started translating it in english, it’ll be proofread by my acquaintance Tsukiko). At the end of the story I included a poll how much you liked the story. Depending on the result I’ll post a sequel of this short story and upload some more Oneshots while working on my longer novel projects. Feel free to also add some comments and thoughts about the story, I would love to get some feedback!^~^