Wednesday, 23 April 2014

#talk 11: Guest blogger Moonblossom translating Gentleman Free Floating Cloud (闲云公子)!


   I've long admired Moonblossom's translations at the Lost You Forever thread at SSB. She's so sweet to always translate people's requests! We are both great fans of the taiwanese author, Yu Qing (于晴), and she has decided to take on Gentleman Free Floating Cloud as a translation project. She will be guest blogging here! :)

  I'm very honoured and please do give Moonblossom a lot of support and fan love! I know from my review and 2nd prologue entry that a lot of people were sighing that they won't be able to read the novel because they can't read chinese, so it's really incredible that someone is picking this up!

  I will leave it to Moonblossom to introduce herself and the project. I've actually updated the translation in the review entry because I left out the last few paragraphs for the 2nd prologue entry so now it's complete. Do check it out for the complete 2nd prologue!

  I will try to tidy up the sidebar and do a proper translations page soon (please pardon my IT idiot-ness), and let's welcome Moonblossom <3.

19 comments:

  1. This is wonderful news! Welcome abroad, Moonblossom!

    Thank you for volunteering to translate Gentleman Free Floating Cloud. <3

    Yay, now you two can spread the love and awesomeness of Wuxia c-novels to the English reading community. :D

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    1. Thanks for all your support, joanna! You really are super sweet. That reminds me, I need to go download the audiobooks :)

      Hahaha! That's true, there's very little pure wuxia c-novels that focuses on romance being translated (not counting the Jin Yong ones).

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  2. That is amazing. Thank you moonblossom and decembi!

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  3. Yay ! I think Moonblossom does a really good job with the LYF translation snippets. This book sounds quite tempting and I am thinking of reading it over the weekend.

    Just finished 满朝欢 over the past week. Quite a long story but quite light hearted. Reminds me of Peanuts Shan Shan stories but set in an ancient setting. Although it was a time traveling female story, I enjoyed the overall light tone and humor. A little draggy but good in small doses!

    Am in the mood for some happier novels and this sounds like a good one to start on ?

    Looking forward to your translations Moonblossom ! Thanks decembi for hosting !

    May

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    1. Hello May,

      Yes, I told Moonblossom I would support her blog if she writes, and she said she rather guest blog because maintaining a blog is too much work lol.

      Haven't heard from you in a while! I see you have been reading! How long is Man Chao Huan? I've just about finished Moonblossom's recommendation of Yu Qing's A Woman Called Shun Hua. Hahaha.

      Oh, Gentleman Free Floating Cloud is awesome! Probably the best of the Cloud Series. It's so funny and the female lead never stops being awesome.

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    2. Heys I have been a silent lurker :p

      I just checked, there are 230 chapters for 满朝欢. Quite long so I read a few chapters every night.

      Preferred the first half of the story to the second half. Female lead is good in maths so she was hired by the male lead to handle his accounts. Of course she has a beautiful appearance too! Because of she is a time traveling modern girl so she has a unique attitude - she treats everyone as equals. At first, everyone thinks she is strange but they all grow to like her. There is only one serious male lead so no shipping troubles. She meets a second male lead later on but he is too warped to be consider a serious contender for her heart. Throw in some birth secrets, heirs to the first imperial family and prophecies of a divine lady coming to the mix of a fu hei boss wolf and a little subordinate turtle (not rabbit this time) and it is Come eat Shan Shan ancient style :p Warning: some parts get quite repetitive and there are some tropes
      (Beautiful female lead who is highly capable and loved by everyone - too good to be true. But I enjoyed reading cos the author is quite humorous)

      Ok I will check out Gentleman free floating cloud!

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    3. OMG!!! 230 chapters? Hahaha. No wonder you disappeared May. That sounds very very very long! The plot sounds very interesting though. Will add in on my reading list! Work has been very busy lately so only been able to read probably three novels a month :(, and short ones!

      Thanks for the review! I hope you like Gentleman Free Floating Cloud. You can check out Moonblossom's translation. I think she will translate pretty fast haha!

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    4. It is the same author as Emei so you've been warned:P

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    5. decembi, I also finished 满朝欢...but I skipped a bit (some repetitive stuff). It was a fun book... the main male lead is very perverted (wolf) :P oh...

      Im still struggling with Tang Female investigator (that's 400+ chapters and I am only half way there :( ) ...

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    6. OH NO EMEI! Haha peanuts, thanks for the warning! I think only peanuts knows how I suffered through 500 chapters for Emei and then gave up because I could really read no more...

      Wow, fangorn, you finished it too! I really commend you for trying to finish these long novels! Maybe I'm too impatient :(

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  4. Yup it took me a week and a half! But the chapters are quite short and it is quite easy to read so it is easy to follow. It is not a compelling storyline but if u want to read abit to relax, this is good!

    Hope work will treat you better soon! Weekend is coming and you can indulge again :)

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    1. Interesting! A book to relax sounds good :)

      Thank you! I just want more sleeeepppppp :(

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  5. Thank you! I have really enjoyed Moonblossom's translation on LYF. She does a wonderful job!

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    1. Welcome! Do give her your support :)

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  6. YAAAAYYYYYY!!! Many thanks!

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  7. Thank you Moonblossom

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