We did it guys! Happy 1000 chapters of PGC!


Hey all, Ruyi here! 

I'm crying because my browser crashed and destroyed the first version of this thing so I have to type it all over again...anyways, happy chapterversary!

The first five chapters of PGC went live at Novelupdates on November 19, 2016. It's been 2 years, 11 months, and 27 days (or just plain 1091 days) since we've hit 1000 chapters, whew! During its run on its raws site, Xiang5, PGC was consistently ranked #1 in popularity amongst its novels. Even now, its sequel is clinging fast to the #2 spot. With a word count of around 4 million, it is really hecking long. However, if we add in the 25 bonus Christmas releases to the rest of the year, we should have only 300 chapters left by the time New Year's rolls around, meaning the series should be fully translated around late October 2020. That's cause for celebration too!

PGC can be considered my second translation project. The first one I picked up, the flowery-language and tragicomedy Falling Dreams of Fang ...

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BEHOLD! The time of the cannon fodder has come!

Coming April 1st, 2020 (EST time) is Ruyi's parody visual novel project, Cannon Fodder's Counterattack Record!

Also known as the Poison Genius Consort Heretical Sword Sect Alternate Universe Visual Novel (PHAV), this demo game will allow players to take on the role of an unimportant cannon fodder in "Ancient Cloud" Continent's Heretical Deviant Sword Sect! Find allies and make friends in your ultimate quest to hunt down Sect Leader Hua (see Chapter 1068 for details), show Ye Feilong and Xi Yunhan their places, and stake your claim on the continent.

How successful will you fare in this story of loss, love, and revenge? Only your choices will tell.

Read the twitter thread here for more plot and character details. Bookmark this announcement post to see the game link go live with tomorrow's PGC chapter release!

When next we meet, it'll be in the jianghu!

Cheers,
Ruyi


LINK TO DOWNLOAD GAME (now live for both PC and Mac versions!)

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Hey guys, with the new governor directive to take effect on Sunday I’ll be busy sorting some details out for life before settling down to translate. Take care and stay tuned until then!

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Hey guys! Just a note that I’m still busy with work and won’t be fully free until March 11th, though I’ll try to release some chapters before then. In the meantime, make sure you guys are around when April comes for a super special PGC surprise. Preview here (it's a downloadable video via Discord)!

Please take note that I only translate PGC as a hobby and have a full time job that requires my attention 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. When push comes to shove, I have to shelve PGC on the back burner if I don't want to get fired by my boss. :) This is also why PGC is not part of the volare sponsor package and only accepts flat PayPal donations for bonus chapters. Realistically, I can't keep up with the schedules of full-time translators and do well at work too, so sacrifices have to be made.

Thank you for your understanding!

~Ruyi

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I’m currently staying up finishing up a work project instead of PGC so you know what this means! Gonna do a little MIA until later this week.

Keep healthy and happy reading, everyone. Also, side development on this joke visual novel that seems realer everyday is going well; I got imagemap hotspots to work! Maybe keep an eye out this April Fools for yet another masterpiece, lol.

Link to latest development clip here (via Discord): https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/196270439125876737/681028132316250137/video0.mov

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First things first, here's the list of quiz answers for those of you who missed the previous post. I'm sure this has been on the brains of all readers since Christmas. And now we have an answer! Except the 22 bonus bombshell (which includes our one sponsored chapter) to drop on Lunar New Year, January 25th! 

Yeah, that basically makes me one month late to deliver the goods. Better late than never? >o>

2020's looking to be the Year of the Make-Up Chapters from yours truly! Take care, everyone.

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Happy 2020! *gets pelted with tomatoes and dead fizzlers and sticks* Ouch, ow, and yes, I'm back from the brink of obscurity after fading away to spend time with family. Sorry for the lack of updates! Let's just get this show on the road with some basic summaries:

- Total bonus chapters earned will be 17 + 5 (extra) for a total of 21 chapters in a future PGC mass release!

- Sponsored chapters = 1 in queue

- Owed chapters = a month's worth, more or less

In short we have 21+1=22 immediate bonus chapters waiting for release and 30 more backlog chapters in the wings. I am expected to make headway on that starting this weekend (after sorting out details at work.) Until then, please consult below for the ANSWER KEY to the PGC Christmas Quiz. Readers ended up getting #1, 6, 8, 11, 13, 19, 22, and 23 wrong for the majority votes!

Due to formatting/text transfer issues, please switch to LIGHT MODE (or copy and paste the area below) to see the answers! I cannnot make the text available in DARK MODE without majorly screwing up...

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Hey guys! Just a quick note to say that readers got 17 out of 25 questions right on the bonus chapters quiz today!

I'm off to spend time with my family today, but look forward to future chapters!

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At long last guys, it's here! The 2019 PGC Christmas Bonus Chapters Quiz! Just like last time, readers will be tested with 25 multiple choice questions taken from trivia from the novel! If the majority of readers guess the questions right, then you'll get a bonus chapter. Otherwise, no dice.

As usual, we have two guidelines:

  1. No posting answers in the comments! Hints and clues are okay. 
  2. When in doubt, consult the PGC Tables worksheet for clues!

Best of luck and happy testing! Answer submission will end on December 24th, 2019 at 23:59 EST (that's right before Christmas)!

CLICK HERE TO START THE QUIZ!

HO HO HO and a Merry Christmas!

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It starts out bright and full of promise. You find the raws of some novel in your native tongue, gobble it up in the course of a week, and fall in love. "Oh man," you think to yourself, 

"I bet others will love this story as much as I do. I gotta translate it!"

So you do, and they do. All is well. You're coasting on the waves of your reader support and the flush of honeymoon with this new series you've dedicated your heart and soul to. Life is good.

But of course, perfection doesn't last. In the interest of time, you read only about 400+ of that 1370 chapter novel you got invested in. You get a good run--a really good run, judging by that 100+ chapter stockpile you had for the first year or so of translation. Then things get repetitive. You can forgive that, you think. No one can maintain a daily update schedule and keep up the consistent quality with a webnovel. Then characters get annoying. You can live with them, you think. Even as caricatures, they're still humans with flaws. And then. 

You hit that one story...

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EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!Miffed translator vows to slay all emotions and "slaughter through PGC raws" for the sake of the readerbase!

Hey peeps, Ruyi here!

Our owed PGC chapters has risen to 10! We have one sponsored chapter waiting in the wings! I'm currently working through my anger issues for Han Yunxi and Long Feiye, because goodness these recent releases have tested my patience. Hang in there though, because all's owed will be released in time. >:0 Consider this an update post while I ready my fingers (and my calm-down-tea, haha).

In other news, the PGC Xmas Bonus Chapters Quiz will be going live next week. Readers can earn up to 25 bonus chapters depending on how many correct answers the majority guesses. There will also be a few default bonus chapters for Xmas regardless of right/wrong answers (though the number will be paltry compared to the quiz, haha).

In case you need a refresher, you can check out the post regarding out last bonus chapter quiz + the eventual answer key for reference. PGC readers...

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Thanks a lot for the words of support from all you readers! I'm dusting off my flakey self today and embarking on a mass translating mission to play catch-up with you all. So far for November I owe readers 6 chapters + 1 sponsored chapter, for October, about 9 unaccounted for chapters

...making a grand total of 16 missing PGC! 

Let's make 'em up pronto in the coming couple of weeks, alright? Double releases ahoy ahead! In response, teasers will be a little shorter while I'm still playing catch-up.

Thanks and stay tuned! Your words mean a lot, so I appreciate all those who've left messages! <3

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I am rushing to complete a fic for a writing event I signed up for, so see you guys then!

P.S. If there are any Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞) fans in the readers then we need to talk, pronto~

I love swordboys so much~

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Hi guys! Long story short, I need to work on a presentation for work I'm doing tomorrow morning and just finished a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with friends (turkey coma anyone) so I'll post PGC chapters tomorrow! Peace out~

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Hey guys! Hope you enjoy the extra chapters today! In other news, the special poll I put up for c950's release has come to an end and here are the results:

Out of the 163 respondents, an overwhelming 70.6% of you voted for another PGC quiz for even MOAR bonus chapters as your Christmas gift! Coming in at a distant second place with 40.5% were readers who just told me to do what I want (aww, thanks)! 

We also had a few unique individual responses, such as:

  • Countdown to every snu snu chapter
  • Transcribe [sic] more novels like PGC
  • Roleplaying with readers
  • Just don't overwork with all the gifts!
  • Can we have everything? I can't choose!

Nice suggestions (except the last one, which is great but also means I'll die hahahaha)! Let's answer them one by one:

- I actually don't know about snu snu countdowns because I haven't been reading ahead these days, so we'll need to rely on MTL-ing readers to tell us the scoop, hehe.

- I like to vary the style and content of my translation projects so I don't get bored doing the same thing over...

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As I mentioned in the chapter announcement, the 12-chapters bonus release will coincide with c950 of PGC! You know what that means...

No, I think we're expecting more drama than bed action in the coming chapters, sect members.

But hey! What should we do about later bonuses, especially when things like the Christmas holidays roll around? Of course, having bonus releases are a given, but I think it'd be fun to celebrate in other ways too! So again, here's a poll for you guys to give me some feedback! I've also added an option for you to throw out ideas as wild as you'd like. ^_~

Due to agreements with the raw publishers, we can't get too wild with PGC fanworks, buuuuut we can try other ways to work things out!

NOTE: This  poll will run for a week (so until chapter 950 releases), as many of its suggestions will need ample time for preparation! <3

Edit: Poll has since been fixed and now has the SUBMIT button!

》LINK TO GOOGLE FORMS HERE《

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Okay guys! I have some time now, so let's get cracking. Long story short, you guys earned 12 out of fifteen possible bonus chapters! Where did everyone go wrong? Read on to find out (and keep reading to the bottom if you're curious about the survey answers too!)

》PLEASE TAKE THIS POLL TO LET ME KNOW HOW YOU WANT YOUR CHAPTERS PRESENTED 《

WARNING: Graphics-Heavy Looooong Post Ahead!


What was the original surname for members of the Shadow Clan, protectors of West Qin's imperial family?

  1. Gù(顾)- 40.1% (close call!)
  2. Gū (泒)
  3. (孤)- 48.4% CORRECT
  4. Gǔ(古)

Although Gu Beiyue goes by “” now, the original surname of the Shadow Clan was “,” which means “lonely, alone.” It looks similar to choice #2, “,” so good job if you spotted the differences! This question was a neck to neck race until the majority pulled out a victory at the very end!

Which of the following locations is in the northernmost region of Cloud Realm Continent?

  1. Pill Fiend Valley
  2. Fishery Island
  3. Plum Blossom Sea
  4. Wintercrow Country - 81.3% CORRECT 

Located north of the snowy...

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We had 194 responses to our quiz this week, and I'm looking forward to publicizing the results! It's going to take me some time to finish that between translating, going to a concert with hubby, and generally celebrating Mid-Autumn over the weekend! Generally speaking, readers got a B average on the test.

Stay tuned for more updates later! Heehee~

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Hey guys! Let me take some time to announce a fun mini-event: the PGC Moon Festival Mini Quiz! 

As you know, the 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival will be falling on September 13, 2019 this year, or the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. To celebrate, I'll be giving out a special PGC mini-quiz for bonus chapters! The quiz works like this: 

  1. 15 multiple choice questions for readers to answer until 23:59 EST on September 13, 2019
  2. Each answer will be judged against the percentage of right vs. wrong responses
  3. If an answer gets 50% or more CORRECT responses from readers, it means a bonus PGC chapter release!
  4. If an answer gets 50% or more WRONG responses from readers, no bonus chapter for that question!

In short, readers can earn up to 15 bonus PGC chapters if the majority aces the quiz! There will also be other fun reader/meta related questions and surveys after the test that doesn't count for bonus releases. Please feel free to give me feedback so we can have more fun with PGC. 

(Pro Tip: this GDocs Tables...

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The story goes like this: I wake up to a beautiful Sunday and decide to clean the house, cook, dress up, be a cute wife, etc etc. 

The reality goes like this: I dreamt up an entire lifetime complete with superpowers, spent 30 minutes trying to tie a perfect bow on my collar, I can't find lamb in any of the three supermarkets I try, vacuuming takes a while, and hubby comes home late for dinner!

The bubble tea I had on the way was great though. The driving around, not so much! Anyways, long story short, let's PGC tomorrow guys! I'll leave a live translation link in the Discord channel so the curious can follow along. :3

Love,

Ruyi

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Hey guys, pardon the PGC delays while I take a three day break with my family! I haven’t seen some of my uncles and aunts for 20 years so it’s kinda a big deal! 

See you all with updates later!

Ruyi

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Sorry about no new PGC chapters yet, I've got extra work on my plate this week. Will keep track and make up for them as I get to it, including sponsored chapters! 

All the best,

Ruyi


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