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06 August 2012 @ 09:42 am
[sticky post] Ongoing Projects Progress Report  
Here's a list of translations that I'm currently working on and its progress so far:

  Nippon no Arashi - Matsujun pp. 94-99
  Silver Diamond volume 22 - chapter 64
  Silver Diamond volume 22 - chapter 65
  Silver Diamond volume 22 - chapter 66
  Silver Diamond volume 24 - chapter 70
  Silver Diamond volume 24 - chapter 71
  Silver Diamond volume 24 - chapter 72
-LAST UPDATED: FEB. 2, 2013-
*Silver Diamond Volume 21 's translation is already finished, but not yet released.

  1. TRANSLATION - first drafting of the article
  2. EDITING - reviewing the finished translation by comparing it with the original text, checking the accuracy, grammar, and fluidity
  3. PROOFREADING - final review of the translation without referring to the original text
   Currently none.
-LAST UPDATED: FEB. 2, 2013-

  Shin Domoto Kyoudai #537 - FukaKyon
  Waratte Iitomo 2012.08.23 - Sato Takeru
-LAST UPDATED: FEB. 2, 2013-
     NOTE: "SUBBING" includes the translating, timing, and typesetting process. Which starts first varies on whether I'm working individually or with a group.

If you want to give support, or simply make me translate the article faster *coughs* (just add a comment saying which article it is so I can prioritize, lol), you can do so by giving me a web clap. XD All you need to do is click on the button below:
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For any questions, comments, or feedback, PM me or just leave me a comment in this entry regarding your concerns and I'll get back to you. :) Comments are screened. Even if you don't have an account here, just leave a comment and I'll unscreen it together with my reply so you can see them. :)
(Anonymous) on August 13th, 2012 09:22 am (UTC)
silver diamond chapter 46
considering you are doing a great job for us
so i hope i'm not being rude
but i don't see chapter 46 of volume 16
you might have done it already for all i know

but i was also wondering if when completed
are you going to place it on nihonomaru?
Sandreensandreen on August 13th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: silver diamond chapter 46
The translation for chapter 46 is done, and the scanlating as well, I think. I'll release it when the whole volume's finished. :) Sure, it will be posted in Nihonomaru as well. ^^
Re: silver diamond chapter 46 - laineyue on March 28th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 18th, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
silver diamond
wow you are actually translating volume 21 as well
that great
although dont take this the wrong way
but that does leave a huge step in between if this
volume is translated in english
but i could be wrong about this as well
Sandreensandreen on August 19th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Oh, I understand. :) Unfortunately, I haven't seen raws for volumes 17-20, only Chinese ones. I only know Japanese, so I can only translate the chapters/volumes with raws available online. I have read rather comprehensive summaries of volumes 17-19, and some summaries to volume 20 as well, so I do have a good idea of what happened during those volumes. :) (I really want to get my hands on the Japanese raws though. XD) I wasn't planning to translate volume 21 until I finish doing volume 16, but someone came up to me a few months ago and asked if I could read over her translation, since she's not very well-versed in Japanese yet.

Of course, I'm not forcing anyone to read volume 21 until they've seen the previous volumes, but I'm sure there are people who want to see them regardless. :)
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
silver diamond
oh thats understandable
i never realized chinese and japanese were that different
then again i wouldn't cause i'm fully british which doesn't help sometimes
and your right i want to read it regardless lol
Sandreensandreen on August 26th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Japanese has characters derived from the Chinese called "kanji", so if you know enough kanji, you'll be able to have an inkling of what's written, but not so much on the grammar. But since the kanji are altered/simplified Chinese characters, it also poses a challenge, especially when memorizing them, for Chinese learning Japanese and vice versa.
Well, Japanese isn't my first language either so memorizing kanji and its readings is a pain. >_
(Anonymous) on September 3rd, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
silver diamond
ah so you found japanese for voume 17 thats great
you have a lot of translating editing and proofreading to do...thank you for your hard work
if i could help i would but i can´t so i´ll wait patently for you to finish..
have you nearly completed volume 17 coz it say chapter 51 although i could be wrong again xx
Sandreen: Junsandreen on September 7th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Oh no, I only found the 3rd chapter for volume 17, and not the rest. Sorry to get your hopes up. silvery_storm might be working on volume 17 already though. :)
(Anonymous) on September 6th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC)
hi again! sorry i text you twice but i want to ask a favour from you...to translate what site did you use...or is it cause of your origin?
reason being is cause i want to translate 3 pages of spanish into english but i want to do it as a whole page and not txt one by one...if i can.
do you no anyway i can make this happen???

Sandreen: Junsandreen on September 7th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't quite understand your question. :o I translate with an intermediate knowledge of the Japanese knowledge, and check sites like, ALC, jisho.org, weblio, etc., for vocabulary and grammar that I'm not familiar with.
If you are asking me for a site that can translate a whole article from Spanish to English, have you tried Google Translate or Babylon? I'm afraid I have no experience in translating from Spanish to English, so I don't know any good sites for that. ^^' Sorry I can't be of much help.
(Anonymous) on September 12th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
silver diamond
wow! volumes 21, 22 and 24! impressive cant wait to read them don't worry i will wait till there completed...i hope u have help in your translations overwise it will be difficult to do on your own xx
Sandreen: Junsandreen on September 17th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Hello there. :) It's not that much of a problem, just a bit of a hassle to go over each chapter again, since they're so long. XD I'm actually helping someone else translate volumes 21 and 22, but it takes a while to go over since I have to explain Japanese grammar in detail when she doesn't agree with the edits I've done with her translation... but it's coming along. XD
(Anonymous) on September 30th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
silver diamond
wow working hard...work harder!! no i'm joking don't mind me lol. you r proofreading volume 16....volume 21 and 22. thanks for your hard work. i would ask to put them on nihonomaru but it has changed for some reason...never mind...gd luck xx
Sandreen: Junsandreen on October 6th, 2012 07:29 am (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Sorry for the late reply. But thanks for commenting! And the encouragement (?)! XD What do you mean by "it has changed for some reason"? Nihonomaru, you mean? :o
(Anonymous) on October 6th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
silver diamond
yeah it's now a network...i can't get on the actual page if i want to look up silver diamond...but it's not a problem i'll just look on the internet itself and write something like silver diamond volume 21 english it should come up. Anyway again i will thank you....u r probably busy with life as well so take your time ok xxx
Sandreen: Junsandreen on October 8th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
I see, so that's what happened. :o I wondered why my previous bookmark of the SD page in Nihonomaru wouldn't work anymore. Thanks for informing me! ^^
(Anonymous) on October 7th, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
hi sandreen do you know when silver diamond volume 26 is coming out???
Sandreen: Junsandreen on October 8th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
Hello there, anon. XD
If you're asking when volume 26 will be published, it was actually published last May. Surprisingly enough, no raws or Chinese scanlations have turned up yet. But if you're asking when volujme 27, the last volume, will be released, it's on Oct. 22. :)
(Anonymous) on October 8th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
silver diamond
ah thank you i thought there were only 26 volumes....also there is one called map of darkness about kazuhi miya and goushi...can't wait to see them all...hopefully volume 26 will be out soon so i can read the pictures...

btw can i ask a question does it take a while to translate?...i know it will be difficult but i was curious??? xx
Sandreensandreen on October 11th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Ah yes, there will probably be a Silver Diamond Side Story Volume to be released after volume 27. :)

As for your question, well, it depends on the level of difficulty and length of the article. Mangas are easier to translate than news articles/text books for example, since the former uses conversational Japanese whereas the latter uses more formal expressions. In Silver Diamond's case, it takes a while to translate and review because of the sheer length each chapter (40+ pages per chapter x_x). The manga's easy enough to translate, though sometimes thinking in 2 languages causes your grammar to get a little skewed. I'm actually taking my time translating all the S.D. chapters mentioned above though (meaning I only work on it when I feel like it XD), since it's not like any of the prior volumes will be translated/scanlated soon, unless some kind soul other than silvery_storm works on them. *hopes*
Re: silver diamond - youchikara on October 20th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: silver diamond - sandreen on October 27th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: silver diamond - youchikara on October 27th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on November 29th, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC)
silver diamond
thanks for this you guys much appreciated!....when they are completed where will they go...on nihonomaru or just type on google?...and also is it mediafire????
Sandreen: Junsandreen on January 13th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Sorry for the very late reply!
They'll be posted at shiho_s_diamond and at Nihonomaru. Yes, it will be uploaded to MF.
Syereensyereen232 on December 27th, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
I actually just found out about this manga and got seriously hooked up with it since ive always love yaoi and shounen-ai. now i want to read more chapters and i see you're translating it and im glad i found your lj comm. it's just that i wanna know where else will you be uploading it? coz i have an account on nihonomaru but it was just confusing....now that it became a network, it got even more confusing. i didnt know how to look up for it. im just asking...why didnt you place the download link here on lj...or did you? anyway, im glad you pick up this project ^^
Sandreen: Junsandreen on January 13th, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Hello there! I'm sorry for the late reply. >_<
Anyway, I'll be posting the scanlations at shiho_s_diamond and at nihonomaru. If you're having trouble finding the scanlations at shiho_s_diamond, check the scanlations tag. You should be able to find it there easily, if you're a member of the community. ^^
shunluvshunluv on January 13th, 2013 09:47 am (UTC)
looking forward for your next project^^
would be great if you would sub Nippon no arashi first if you could<3
Sandreen: Junsandreen on January 13th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC)
Hey there~ ^^
The next subbed SDK will come out in the a few days. (I'm trying to upload them now, but MF is being difficult. >_<
Nippon no arashi is a book though, so I guess you mean translate? The next part is actually almost done for a while now, but there's this one sentence that I wasn't sure about and kept forgetting to ask someone else about it. *coughs* I'll try to finish it up soon. ^^'
(no subject) - shunluv on January 13th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 16th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
silver diamond
hi sandreen btw what does SDK mean...it is the volumes up above???
Sandreensandreen on January 16th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Oh, SDK has no relation to Silver Diamond. :P It means Shin Domoto Kyoudai. It's a Japanese variety show.

As for Silver Diamond, Volume 16 will be released on Jan. 21, Sugiura-sensei's birthday. ^^ I was hoping to release it after silver_storm finishes up volume 15, but I don't think they're done yet.
shine32 on January 22nd, 2013 06:30 am (UTC)
silver diamond
hi sandreen thanks for your posting but for some reason when i click on them it keeps saying access denied and i have log in but it doesn't seem to work xxx
Sandreensandreen on January 26th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: silver diamond
Where were you downloading it, from nihonomaru, or shiho_s_diamond? Did you type in the password for the links?