Alright. It's been a while (about 2-3 weeks?) since my last post. Sorry, but RL just loves to mess with me (as expected).
I've done about half of the translation for Isekai Chapter 28 and I'll probably end up doing a bit more later this week. If push comes to shove, I'll be posting the chapter in parts to make things a bit easier on me (although I really don't want to do that).
Anyway, Isekai aside, I'm here with regards to my previous update post (Near Disaster), as well as some concerns brought to me by my TL friend Anri (https://dekinaidiary.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/my-perspective/).
First things first, Anri has to deal with a lot of hate comments directed towards Kiriko and myself. Of course, while she has the good mind to censor these comments, I don't see why she has to suffer because of the community or her "senpais" (as she, for some reason, decides to see us as). While I'll tackle the hate comments later, I'd like to ask the community not to bother Anri with issues that honestly don't concern her. Not only will it cause her distress, but you might end up turning her away from translating.
TL:DR, any issues you have, come out and post them here, rather than flooding someone else's traffic. (If you haven't noticed, I barely censor comments over here.)
Oh, and Kiriko says that you can comment on her blog too.
Note: From here on, it's basically me ranting. You can choose to read or not read but this is just me laying things out as I understand them.
Alright, next. I don't know the contents of these hate comments (cause Anri wouldn't show them to me), but they were basically around the topic about how I was using the "near disaster" post to back out of translating KnW.
I'm not going to bother refuting that. After all, in a sense, it is the truth.
I mean, I come out with a late post, I don't explain anything, and I suddenly back out on a promise that I made to the community.
I understand the frustration. Although I'm not sure if the slander brought to my name can really be justified, I can empathize.
So, I'll take the opportunity to give an ambiguous explanation that will (hopefully) give a clearer depiction of what has occurred.
About 3 weeks ago, Kiriko and I woke up to the horror that several files in our translation folder have been shared with the public. Of course, while simple translation documents were obviously included, contact information and other confidential information had also found its way to the "open internet".
While I won't name names, Kiriko and I quickly took everything "classified" off of the net before investigating into who was responsible and challenging them about what happened. Needless to say, their response was....less than promising.
Therefore, in the face of such a disaster, I deemed that it was no longer safe for me to continue working with the KnW team and, shortly after the incident, I made a post that didn't really explain anything.
And if you guys think I'm over-reacting, please send me your email, your credit card details, and other personal information and I'll show you just how scary the internet can be (I obviously won't be following through with such a stupid idea).
Anyway, in light of these circumstances, even if people call me a "liar", a "coward", or a "fucking TL", I, personally, decided that my security and safety is more important than sacrificing myself for people that I might actually never meet ever.
TL:DR, yes. I'm a coward and a (potential) liar and I fully own that. However, I am, contrary to belief, a human being that, FYI, am not getting paid to translate, nor getting paid to risk my security.
With that said, I'm going to finish up by saying that, despite all of this supposed bashing (which I fully understand but don't feel that I deserve), I will try my best to continue translating. even if it's not KnW.
Quick Answers to Pre-emptive Questions:
Did anything bad happen? - Not on a catastrophic level.
Has the issue been resolved? - Sort of, but not completely. That's why I left.
Will you go back to KnW? - I may in the future. Right now, no.
Do you know who was responsible? - Yes.
Is Anri involved? - Not directly so please don't involve her more than she already has been.
Was Anri affected by this disaster? - You're better off asking her.
Were the other members affected by the disaster? - Probably, but I don't think they've noticed.
Do I care about the hate comments? - As much as I pretend not to, I do feel some negative emotions.
Is there any feasible way for me to continue KnW? - Probably. I'm just preoccupied with other things to not be able to set such a method up at the moment.