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  1. Riptide01

    Riptide01 Well-Known Member

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    This popped up in my recommendations, was pleasantly surprised:



    Roughly translated title: 【San Wu x Zu Ya Na Xi】Female Fuma丨She and her in front of the ornamented candles (The "Treacherous Waters" X Huangmei Opera story you've never heard of)
    (Note: Treacherous Waters is a famous martial arts drama that focuses on loyalty and justice)

    Dialogue in the beginning (roughly translated):
    Princess: "Fuma, was the scenery beautiful along the way here?"
    Fuma: "The rivers and mountains were indeed beautiful, a natural beauty that lies in this world.
    Princess: "Then, Fuma....how beautiful is the princess inside the bridal chamber?"
    Fuma: "Ah? This....this...."

    So for context:
    This is a collab cover of a song from a Huangmei Opera play that's called "Emperor's Female Son-in-law" but it's more accurate to translate it to "Female Fuma". This is how the story goes: MC crossdresses as a man to enter the imperial exams and somehow, she ends up getting first place. The emperor is so impressed that he decides to marry MC to his daughter, the royal princess. On the wedding night, MC reveals her true identity to FL. Now, here's the catch to this story, you could say this is like the ancient Chinese form of Yuri bait, because the MC actually does all this for.....her imprisoned fiance....a man whose name I've long forgotten. It ends with a BG ending, with the MC reunited with her fiance and the FL ends up with some other noble dude. Leaves quite a bitter taste in my mouth. There are also two TV shows about this story as well, the newer one was made in 2001 and called "New Female Fuma" (wow what a creative title) and has a lot more GL moments, but only tiny crumbs so I don't recommend you watch it.

    Now, this cover/animation basically rejects this BG ending and pulls a reverse card by going for the GL route. When they say it's the "The 'Treacherous Waters' X Huangmei Opera story you've never heard of", I believe they mean that in their version this is like a revenge story where MC enters court to seek justice and the princess and MC are the true CP. Cute art and beautiful vocals, take a look if you have the time.
     
  2. blazingseraph

    blazingseraph Professional GL Connoisseur

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    Okay so I've been bothered by just how small the amount of translations there are for baihe novels and I was thinking about whether I should just start doing translations myself. The problem is, all I can do is use MTL and then just clean that up based on what I assume it's trying to say and it won't be proper translations. Should I still do that or not cause on one hand, a lot of the baihe novels I've MTLed to read are fairly legible even with just google translations, while on the other hand, they might not be very good translations since I don't know Chinese like, at all. In addition, I'll probs be able to translate chapters pretty fast since I have a lot of free time.
     
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  3. countblackula

    countblackula Active Member

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    MTL is so hard to TL, at least from my exp, so i commend u if ur gonna do it,
    cleaning up a chapter doesnt mean that the translation is true, so yeah its not gonna be super accurate
    learned that the hard way when i did it
    for some things like expressions or noble titles or poetry, its such a nose bleed to understand it all
    but u can research these things, so good luck
     
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  4. XiaoWenTian

    XiaoWenTian Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone remember a wn adapted to manga about a girl isekai ed as little girl and become genius? I think she's a baby or loli something

    Come here, you can help if you want (so busy for midterms haha). Pm and I'll tell you how to edit mtl properly if you don't understand Chinese /eh?
    Xianxia and ancient china is a hard stuff to tl tho. Especially the one with so many idioms.
     
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  5. countblackula

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    ascendance of a bookworm?
    lady baby? didnt like that story tho, the girl got too smart too early
    i think theres also one about a girl whos a genius for magic reborn as a baby princess but i cant get the title bcoz mangadex is down
     
  6. blazingseraph

    blazingseraph Professional GL Connoisseur

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    Thanks! I think I know how to do it though and I already sent in a new series + added a chapter and I'm just waiting for it to be approved. I made a wordpress site for stuff I'll be doing from now on so you can check it out and let me know if it looks good or not (if you want).

    https://baihemtltranslations.wordpress.com/

    ^ It's super bare bones, but I don't think I need to make it super pretty for my purposes.
     
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  7. Riptide01

    Riptide01 Well-Known Member

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    Use this dictionary for most idioms: https://www.mdbg.net/chinese/dictionary
    Here is a Chinese internet slang glossary guide: https://hahachn.wordpress.com/internet-slang-glossary/
    Also if you don't understand a term (slang/xianxia/wuxia stuff), then simply type the characters in google search and then add a "英文" at the end and you will find lots of Chinese sites where people post English translations of that term. If all else fails, make sure to use the translator's corner in forums for help, most of the time you can get feedback in 10-30 minutes, sometimes less.
     
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  8. countblackula

    countblackula Active Member

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    the blog looks great!
    translate a lotta novels pls tnx :>
     
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  9. XiaoWenTian

    XiaoWenTian Well-Known Member

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    I just use baidu since its basically chinese version of wikipedia /haha

    No, not ascendance. Mc has silver hair.

    Also the magic in mc world is actually like codes which mc last time is genius code maker.

    Not lady baby

    The mc name something difficult starting with S lol

    Nevermind, I found it, prodigy sefiria op program haha.

    That last one is I think magical revolution or something the princess one
     
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  10. blazingseraph

    blazingseraph Professional GL Connoisseur

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    I'm stupid so I ended up just picking up four novels at once to translate. Here's the links to all of them and I'll add the links to the NU pages after those get approved. I have 3 chapters for each of these edited, but only the first chapter is officially published. The other 2 will be released every other day and that's gonna be my schedule for releasing chapters. The homepage for the novels will have the next two chapters done and linked, but I won't be "officially" releasing them until the scheduled dates.

    Golden Crow and Vicious Female will be updated together, Golden Crow at 10 AM EST and Vicious Female at 6 PM EST. The same deal goes for Full-Level Boss and Beautiful Alone with Boss at 10 AM EST and Alone at 6 PM EST, just with alternating days for the pairs.

    Direct Links:
    Golden Crow's Self-Cultivation
    After the Full-Level Boss is Reborn
    Host, Please Don't Match Up with the Vicious Female
    I Want to be Alone, Beautifully

    NU Links:
    Golden Crow's Self-Cultivation
    After the Full-Level Boss is Reborn
    Host, Please Don't Match Up with the Vicious Female
    I Want to be Alone, Beautifully
     
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  11. XiaoWenTian

    XiaoWenTian Well-Known Member

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    Reading a whole 100 chapter of
    快穿之女配要逆袭gl
    QT villainess wants to counterattack
    Mc is selected to bind by system and meet fl. Both doing mission in all worlds.
    Pretty short each world around 10 ch except xianxia one (25)

    Also finished
    重生后我和死对头好上了
    After rebirth, me and my enemy are getting better
    Mc was calculated and died, went back before she announced the engagement. She cancelled and fired her fiancee, and has better relationship with fl who is her self proclaimed rival.
     
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  12. Exist To Keep My Promise

    Exist To Keep My Promise Well-Known Member

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    Here is 3 Stories by the Same Author (Full with Abuse and Anxiety).

    http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=3046013

    http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=3109091

    http://www.jjwxc.net/onebook.php?novelid=4128162

    Maybe Also This Story (Bittersweet Ending).

    https://novel18.syosetu.com/n3837z/

    And This One (Beginning has Bullying, but the Main Lead stopped it before it gets too far).

    https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/15356/im-a-girl-but-i-like-another-girl
     
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  13. Yandere Devil

    Yandere Devil QUEEN OF YURI- Love GL

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  14. XiaoWenTian

    XiaoWenTian Well-Known Member

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    @countblackula
    Here's the... Angsty recs

    永不投降的反派女配[快穿]
    The villainess never surrender
    This is for those who loved be, almost all worlds be, mc hated fl because of misunserdtanding and prejudiced, fl is very patient. Mc is really a scum, at the end she made a bet with fl that she lost, but she didn't admit it that she lost, so she dissolved the marriage with fl (mc fl bet if mc think of fl they still get married). Anyway mc later cared for fl after the divorce lol. And then they are together again, mc tsundere.
    Not for the faint in heart, nearly all world be, mc super scum, since mc always refused fl and tried to kill fl (for real). It turned out mc's hostility to fl is due to someone manipulating mc's illusion, so mc think she rebirth and hated fl (different from the illusion previous body).
    Originally I was worried ending be but itits barely he lol

    This is another misunderstanding: the series
    乘虚而入[娱乐圈]
    Taking advantage of emptiness
    Fl is super low eq, and she realized she lived mc after their divorce. I read up to ch 71.
     
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  15. Moonpearl

    Moonpearl Professional Yuri Girl ❀ [Yuri Garden Creator]

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    :aww: Such a pretty video~! Thank you for sharing.
     
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  16. XiaoWenTian

    XiaoWenTian Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll check out the gourmet tag
    #xwtrec

    和狐狸精一起直播種田
    Live Farming with the Fox
    Live broadcast + farming
    Mc fed up with work and farm at country side and meet fl the fox~
    Read up to ch 27
    Apparently mc past life is taoist and fl partner.

    Done reading
    女配拯救計劃[快穿]
    Female supporting character rescue plan
    Open ending, life or death fl is unknown
    Mc is forced a world to collapscollapse after 3 world. Fl is forced to go through 6 world, so mc killed people who caused fl to get hurt.

    我穿過的世界女主人設都崩了
    The heroine I have met in all the worlds have collapsed
    For some reason its tagged bl at shubaow but its actually gl.
    Mc and fl found out they're actually bionics in post apocalypse world

    美人说她暗恋我
    The beauty said she has a crush on me
    Mc is fat, tall, and strong girl, fl is a shool flower. Fl fall for mc before she becomes thinner later.
    This... More like so many real world issues. Also some supporting characters death.
     
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  17. blazingseraph

    blazingseraph Professional GL Connoisseur

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    I completely forgot to include this in my earlier reviews of stuff I read, but there's this really good novel called On the Best Way to Punish the Unfaithful Ex. It's basically a story where the MC found out that her boyfriend broke up with her cause he was looking at another girl so she decided that the best way to punish him was to seduce and fuck his mom. That quickly turned into "wait a minute I actually really like her, uh oh." So yeah it's a story of a mid-20s woman who is full of life and passion chasing after a MILF who has been withdrawn and scarred from her life and both of them growing as people in the process. There's of course drama with homophobic parents and stuff like that, but it all ends happily and honestly one of my favorite novels so far. 11/10, amazing work. It also had some really romantic moments that made my heart beat faster so give it a try if you can.
     
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    def gonna read this, I’m a real sucker for MILFs. Got any other recs that are similar? Basically any GL with large age gaps?
     
  19. Ddraig

    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    :blobastonished: I dont quite follow mc's logic
     
  20. blazingseraph

    blazingseraph Professional GL Connoisseur

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    Well. It's because the ex boyfriend always talked about his mom so she must be very important to him. What better way to get revenge than by hurting him through his mom? Also a lot of curse words include saying stuff like "fuck your mom" or whatever so that might have something to do with it.

    I actually have read a few. There's Twitching Heartstrings which is a smaller age gap of a 30 year old x college student in her early 20s. This one was very cute and it's basically sweet text. There's Gentle Fairy Tale which is a way bigger age gap where it's slightly sus cause one of them raised the other but there's enough exceptions in the situation that made me go "well, this is okay." It was also very sweet but there's quite a bit of angst involving their age, their situation, etc and it's slowburn. It's well-written though so, you know. There's another one I read but I can't remember the title so I'll get back to you if I ever find it.
     
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