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  1. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    if I translate an LGBT Chinese novel with gay characters and transgender people (not yaoi), would anybody host me?

    it’s short, 26 chapters, both happy and bitter atmosphere
     
  2. thisworldofmine1

    thisworldofmine1 Grandmaster of Danmei Cultivation

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    What do you mean by host? Like the translation group?
     
  3. Chamber

    Chamber Mecha Translator

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    Wut, I thought China banned that stuff
     
  4. Aaliya3321

    Aaliya3321 Well-Known Member

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    I think he meant hosting site.
     
  5. thisworldofmine1

    thisworldofmine1 Grandmaster of Danmei Cultivation

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    China banned yaoi I think? Did it also ban BL? I don't really know much about it...
     
  6. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    Homosexuality itself has been legal in China since 1997. No laws protecting against discrimination though. Culture is fairly homophobic and much of it is under radar. A few gay bars in major cities though.

    Yep.
     
  7. Aaliya3321

    Aaliya3321 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if a BL website like Snowy Codex or Isohungry translations accepted you. You should send em a mail and check.
     
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    True King Kettle 『Hundred Paths Conquering Kettle』

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  9. Chiiiiiiiii

    Chiiiiiiiii >Daoist Thirteen Bears< >Hero Astral Saber<

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    Why not just make a simple looking site with wordpress?
     
  10. lnv

    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    @Wujigege or @LysUltima could probably hook you up. Check with them.
     
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  11. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    It’s a hassle mostly.
     
  12. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    I don't mind hosting~ though if your novel delves deeper into R18 content I would rec Krizzis over me~
     
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  13. Wujigege

    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Blunt*Comedian

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    I can host you no problem.
    Although you already seem to have a lot of takers.
    Best of luck to you
     
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  14. ohko

    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    It's a story based on three transgender friends author-san knew, so it's a blur between realistic components and fictional components.

    The story itself ends as a tragedy, but there's several short letters at the end written by the real version of the characters about their thoughts on their experiences.

    There's no smut whatsoever (it's not meant to be sexualized), but there's mention of plenty of ugly things (e.g. one of the friends was raped/did sex work to make ends meet, another committed suicide), so it has its fair share of ugly parts plus narratives of how two of them were kicked out by their families and tried to sustain their living. There are a lot of scene-skips so all the horrible stuff is mostly (but not all) cut out. At the same time, since I'm #queer myself, I rather like this one because it has a pretty good balance between happier and bitter parts. A lot of other transgender novels are a lot more depressing than this one and more difficult for me stomach.

    tldr; think of the novel as a fictionalized autobiography of four different accounts of how hard it is to be transgender. It's comparable to the manga:
    • Bokura no Hentai
    • Hourou Musuko

    Let me know what you think!
     
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  15. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    Sounds fine with me~ Just need to find an editor to chuck on it when it gets to me hahaha. Or if you got one yourself xD
     
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    ohko 【LGBTQ+ association】 【ohko is ohko!】

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    Alright! Great! I'll ask around my friends first and if I can't find anyone I'll let you know.

    I'll see if I can translate 5 chapters first, so this way you can release more at once from the start. I'll PM you with any updates if I get anywhere then!
     
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    If you still need space to host your works I also have space on my site. message me if you still need.
     
  18. krrizis

    krrizis Runs Ainushi, Read18 & Chaleuria

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    I’m definitely open to hosting you. Just message me and we can discuss further @otokonoko