volare welcomes forensic anthropologist novel "Bone Painting Coroner!"

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  1. etvolare

    etvolare Celestial Fluff

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    It’s not everyday that a translator brings to us a novel related to her professional work, and we’re incredibly excited today to welcome the Bone Painting Coroner translated by Grenn, written by Li Duo Wu!

    This is most definitely a novel off the beaten path, as we follow the story of forensic anthropologist transmigrating into the past, and not becoming the usual scheme-tastic MC who tramples all over her enemies, but rather gets embroiled into unsolved crimes and cases. But of course, there’s some romance involved. It wouldn’t be a proper transmigration novel otherwise. :D Grenn is actually a healthcare worker, so the translations with regards to the technical details in this novel definitely benefit from her professional knowledge. The other volare translators have learned quite a bit from her and BPC in this regard!

    From the novel itself:

    In the 21st century, she was the outstanding world renowned darling of the field of archeology. Then, she transmigrated and became Jinjiang city’s Ji Family’ Third Miss, a small malnourished girl who starved to death. She was unfavored by her father and treated like air by the rest. Therefore, just to earn money and feed herself she had to return to her old profession – being a forensic anthropologist.

    With a pair of dextrous hands, she stroked and examined those clickety white bones to solve old and dusty unresolved cases.

    He was a handsome cold prince. Just to see the beauty smile, he would not hesitate to throw away his moral principles and repeatedly flirt with her.

    In the end, he only received a supercilious look from her, as she declared “Prince, one touch is a 1,000 taels.”

    “Then, this prince will give you 10,000 taels for a kiss!”

    Grenn has 15 chapters queued up today, and will be releasing at an accelerated pace for the next two weeks. The schedule will settle down at 5 chapters per week for now. Please join me in a warm welcome for Grenn and BPC!


    Original post here: http://volarenovels.com/volare-welcomes-bone-painting-coroner/
     
  2. Carm

    Carm Drip drop, when will time stop

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    Congrats on the latest new novel!
     
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  3. Eve

    Eve Regular Member

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    I can never understand the title naming sense of authors
     
  4. insteadofdeath

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    Seems interesting! Checking it out now :)
     
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    AurionLute Actively Inactive Nonmember

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    Synopsis seems good... until it mentioned a fu**ing prince.
    But I'll give it a read...
     
  6. Someguy666

    Someguy666 MILF Sect Leader

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    So this is the chinese version of Bones?
     
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  7. Callista Soo

    Callista Soo LiveInTheMoment

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    I know right some of them, especially Japanese ones r downright idiotic. I seriously think that their naming sense is shitty AF
     
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    kelkel1133 Well-known Devil

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    nahh, they're already translated, maybe in their own language, the title seems amazing or something just that it becomes lame after translated
     
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  9. ongoingwhy

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    The Chinese title(画骨女仵作) isn't that bad. :coffee:
     
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    wut not the typical transmigtation novel??? I'm in :blobsmilehappyeyes::aww::aww:
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
  12. alexfilia

    alexfilia Bromance & Fluff <3

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    Yay! ....another novel added to my reading list! ....hehe the mc this time does not save people but finds killers o.o
     
  13. Sh1r0r3n

    Sh1r0r3n New Year and still a workaholic

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    :aww::aww::blobsmilehappyeyes::blobsmilehappyeyes::cookie::cookie:
    Yay for new reading!!
     
  14. Sky Farrow

    Sky Farrow 天外之魔

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    Chinese titles are a lot better than JP titles lol.
    It's just that it sounds much better in chinese than english most of the time.

    Good luck to Volare on the new novel!! :aww:
     
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  15. Callista Soo

    Callista Soo LiveInTheMoment

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    Yea true but now that I've read almost every novel, I think the Chinese ones sound a bit Arrogant but meh I just hope they're good reads. Know any?
     
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    Bone Painting?

    Literal translation of Chinese title 画骨女仵作 sounds weird. Chinese often use conceptual images as "adjectives" which are not easily conveyed in the English language. The meaning and implication are often lost in translation.

    My impression of 画骨女仵作 is that of a coroner who is a maestro or a dazzling expert in investigation, i.e. she can see "bones as paintings" or use "bones to paint" (i.e. flesh out stories). Hence, my choice of title would have been Forensic (Female/Lady) Coroner.

    I assume that the heroine uses the skills from her previous occupation as a forensic anthropologist (as described in the synopsis).

    I am probably wrong, of course...
     
  17. etvolare

    etvolare Celestial Fluff

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    This title translation provoked quite a discussion before release, I can tell you that! XD The main crux of the issue is that the MC actually creates paintings based off of the bones, and that her artistic skills play quite a great deal into the story. Hence something about painting/this art really needed to make it into the title.