Update! Important!

So we are officially back on this site as Rainbow Turtle Translations has died. So updates on what is going on with LMS.

I’ve mentioned it on other places, but I have found okay raws for vol 49. There are still lots of errors but better than the previous ones and I know people are impatient =(. I know some people are like ‘why don’t you translate from the pdf or actual ebook instead of a txt file?’ However, the program I use to help make my life easier only accepts txt file. Not only does the program have an inbuilt glossary, but a txt file also allows me to copy and paste things I don’t know more easily. So yeh, txt file= needed to translate.

Due to the errors in the txt file I have, I’ve bought the ebook and have been trying to translate while comparing the txt. file to the proper ebook. It is extremely slow going. Not only that, the two new series I am translating on Wuxiaworld, Praise the Orc! and the Book Eating Magician, became popular way faster than expected. Therefore, I have been busy trying to keep up and maintain the goals I set with Patreon and sponsored chapters, leaving less time for LMS.

I did aim to release chapter 1 by the end of the month, but I don’t know if that will be happening right now with how busy I am.

Now Volume 50  and 51 of LMS. Some people have been telling me about this and yes, I already know.  To give a short explanation, previously the author only published ebooks. But recently, he has started serialization, similar to a web novel, on a site called Kakaopage. Then after all the chapters of a volume are released on Kakaopage, it will take a bit before they are published in ebook form. Volume 51 has just started serialization but I won’t be translating from the web chapters.

First of all, I have absolutely no access to Kakaopage. Second of all, they are extremely strict about translation. If you read this post by Ensj, you will see that he already had to drop two novels simply because of Kakaopage. Honestly, I’ve kinda been expecting an email from them telling me to drop it, simply because LMS is one of their bigsellers. Another reason is that ebooks do tend to be more polished and with less typos than serialized works.

Anyway, last thing I want to say. I am translating LMS, albeit really really slowly. However, I don’t want to hold onto a project when I know it isn’t my main focus. If anyone else wants to translate it then I am happy to give it over to them. But I will keep translating until that happens. 

Thanks for reading my long post.


18 Replies to “Update! Important!”

  1. I have to admit, I was really curious about this matter because of all the chapters of Praise The Orc! and The Book-Eating Magician, as they are coming pretty quickly – well, I don’t really care for slow releases if that means quality and no over-working for the translator, so… thanks for your hard work, really o/

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  2. Thanks for the devotion to your community of readers :).
    Keep up the hard work when you can, but don’t destroy yourself ^^.
    Can’t wait to read those new chapters of LMS :).


  3. Just got up to date and thanks for the translations you have done and anything your willing to do now is just awesome. Keep going!

    ima check out your others after catching up on all my other reading i havent done while reading lms! take your time and let impatient people be impatient!


  4. Thanks for the update. Im happy people are supporting all the time and effort you put into your translations. Hope the future continues to shine brightly off that amazing shell!


  5. Thanks for your effort Turtle, I love all your work. Followed you since early LMS and Arc all the way to Wuxiaworld. A lot of hype going on about translators, copyrights and web rights. All the best from a fan. #turtlefan #lmsfan #wuxiaworldfan

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  6. OMG sorry for not visiting this site often so that I miss this IMPORTANT UPDATE from u for nearly 2 weeks x( I just wanna say that I’m so patient rainbow and I think most the reader will thank you. I’ve followed u for more than 2 years ( wow it’s surprisingly long that I just realise ) and wait for vol 49 half a year, so waiting more is still fine. Thank you for all your hardwork and your passionate in this job. Wish lucks will be with u all the way Turtle 🙂


  7. I’ve followed this novel almost 2 year and I’m still waiting vol 49……
    Just take a break and keep it up when u can. Fighting ! Turtle. And thank you, thank you very much for your your effort up to day. I always wait for you, please don’t drop this novel, everybody will lose half of their life if u do that 😦
    Anyway…. Long life to you, my thane 🙂


  8. Thank you for the hardwork Ms. Turtle!! You’re great! I’ve been following LMS and DH for a couple of years and will follow you forever! kkkk
    We’re keeping it cool and waiting for LMS! My 11 years old sister started to read light novels and manga and she got interested in LMS…what a pride for me kkk! Thanks again Turtle!


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