Finally got over my “i don’t vn” and read FSN Realta Nua. It was much more entertaining than I had expected. Specially the voice acting, since I hadn’t done much research, I was expecting VNs to be just image/text/bgm. Being fully voiced was a nice surprise. It might even have the potential to bridge the gap between anime and novels to cover the maximum amount of details while having visual enhancements. Really makes me think.
Off to HA now. It seems like the voice patch is nearing completion, so I’m thinking if I should wait for it.
Briefly considered playing FGO as well, but I don’t want to get addicted to mmorpgtcg ever again and thankfully the game doesn’t work on my phone.
No fancy posts this time but here’s a summary of recent activity.
Ashita, Boku wa Shinu. Kimi wa Ikikaeru – translated by Hellping – Complete – SS soon
Gamers! – translated by Confused Translations
Clash of Hexennacht – translated by Js06 – Complete
I just kind of lost track of the stuff I’m doing. Although I’m pretty sure that I have most of the series up to date, let me know if something needs to be updated since it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everything happening on the internet.
Also, join the discord channel. That’s where I’m most active now… until I move to the next newest coolest thing or simply move back to here…
I’ll try to construct a monthly report of the ebooks I made on February-May. I recently updated my offline backups, judging by how much stuff I had to copy and delete, there’s probably been a lot.
I made a GitHub repository with a list of malicious sites, trackers and other various annoyances I encountered on the web. Blocking ad sites whitelisted by sold out filter list maintainers is also one of my objectives.
Instructions on how to use it is explained in the README.md file.
Good luck and stay safe.
Let me know if you have suggestions for a new theme.
Uploaded some of the novels I’ve read or plan to read soon.
I’m uploading non-licensed only ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Check out the Light Novels page for links.
Check the Baka-Tsuki thread too.
Currently the site is a bit of a mess, so I’d suggest using the search option or the categories and tag column to navigate.
Some advantages of using Epub and similar formats:
In EPUB the text is reflowed so that it can fit any screen size. It makes the content easier to read since you don’t need zoom in or out.
The reader can choose the font family, font size, margin, line spacing, indent etc. Since these parameters are dependent on reader’s taste and the size of device screen, it is very convinient to be able to modify them. Needless to say, this is a huge advantage over fixed formats like PDF.
For large books EPUB can be very handy, as the content can be split into multiple parts inside the EPUB file. So, for example, if you want to read Chapter 1 of a book, your device does not need to load the entire book. This can effectively eliminate any lag.
Unlike PDF, EPUB is an open format, so there are no limitations to creating and editing. There are quite a few safe open source softwares available that can easily create, edit and read EPUB files.
Oh yeah, DID I MENTIONS VERSATILITY?
Epub is probably the most versatile format you can ever get. Meaning, you can convert it to any other format (e.g. mobi, azqw3) WITHOUT messing up formatting. Yes, you can convert it to nice pdf too.
>How do I read this?
1. For pc, the best option is to use calibre. That application can do pretty much everything you need. Sigil is also good for creating and editing epubs.
2. For iOS, the iBook app (published by apple) is pretty good.
3. Android apps:
I have started reading Zero no Tsukaima from Baka-Tsuki (the epubs are available at bte-gen) and I must say, the translation quality and overall grammar and language is very good.
The series starts with the very cliche “summoning accident” but the characters make it very enjoyable. Saito, the mc, is pretty good at handling new situation as seen by how easily he gets used to the new world but somehow this fuking guy never learns that needless provoking others will just needlessly make your life harder, especially the person is in a higher position than you. Well, I guess 80% of the troubles he faces are due to his balls of steel.
I’ve already watched the entireity of anime and the light novel is turning out to be as good as I had expected. Awesome series!