Important Announcement #1 (Reverend Insanity)

Hey guys, Sky Farrow here.

Lately you probably noticed my lack of updates, after I have been constantly updating for every 2 days. It is to my regret that I will have to drop Reverend Insanity for now, due to a recent event – I was informed that Qidian has picked this novel up, and as of now they have translated ahead of me.

When will they release it, I don’t know. But I guess I need to stop since they’ve picked it up and gone so far. I only hope the translator in-charge does a good job as I am a great fan of this novel!

Anyway, I will return with a new novel that hasn’t been picked up. I have a novel in mind, so if you’re interested in future do come over ๐Ÿ™‚ It will be updated every 2 days as always, and I will give my best and provide the best quality I can do.

All in all, it pains me to drop RI, and I really hope for your kind understandings.

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76 thoughts on “Important Announcement #1 (Reverend Insanity)”

  1. Sorry to hear that you are dropping it. And I do hope that at the very least their translators are not wuxiadream and the some other bad tl’er they have…

    I look forward to your new novel, as long as it is not a vr novel I will follow it along your translation.

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      1. Wuxiadream shut down their website as they translate at qidian international so what would be the point of keeping that website?

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    1. I hope that as well! I would hate for my most favourite novel to become MTL itself ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      That’s really appreciated, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      My next novel would probably be xianxia or xuanhuan ^^
      I will start in a month or so, just taking a break and being super busy at work lately as well.

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      1. The translator for Eight Desolate Sword God has dropped it for something outside the general genre of Chinese webnovels. It’s published by 17k– is there anyway you can translate it? It’s an interesting novel and the translator would be more than willing to send you the glossary and just pick up the project if you’d like. I just found Gu Daoist when you had to drop it; it’s very sad since your translation was amazing and the one on QI is less so. Good luck in your endeavors and please consider picking up this novel as it’s interesting so far and I think you’d like it.

        http://www.novelupdates.com/series/eight-desolate-sword-god/

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          1. I just saw GT’s announcement on NU… will you be picking up RI again on Gravity Tales? I’m very excited if this is true!

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    1. Well at the moment what I am looking at is a xianxia/xuanhuan type. It seems pretty highly rated and the author updates consistently. No guarantees yet though.
      ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I really hope the novel you’re thinking of isn’t from Qidian. It would suck to see another one of your amazing translations sucked into the translation hellhole called Qidian International.

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  2. Damn Qidianinternational and its sticky, poachy fingers. I try to keep away from their works in fear of being paywalled sooner or later but they keep on coming after what I’m reading.

    Anyways, you did a great job translating Daoist Gu. I hope to see more of your work. Cheers!!

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  3. Dang it! Your translations of this amazing novel were so high quality too… I hope the new novel you pick up will be a good one too! I’ll stay cautiously optimistic for now~ Thanks for your hard work Skyfarrow and Chibigen!

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    1. I really appreciate how you value my translations, they really aren’t that good >_<
      Yes, do look forward to my next novel… Thank you so much for all your support ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Sorry to hear this – I really enjoyed your RI translation and choice of the work.

    Thank you very much for introducing this work to us and all the hard work you and later Chibigen have done.

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  5. Thank you for all the hard work you and your team have done, Skyfarrow. It must have been hard to let this project go, and as bad as this sounds, at the same time it also really relieves me to see that you (probably?) didn’t get into a lot of trouble with them. I wouldn’t want to see you get charged/sued with legal problems. I don’t really know what to think of QI, but with RI on their plate, I suppose I’ll have to visit their site from time to time… or start learning Chinese for real.

    Anyways, thank you for introducing all of us to this wonderful novel! It’s definitely a real gem. I’m going to really miss your translations. Will you keep the existing chapters up on this website? I’d love to reread them later.

    And I’m looking forward to your future translations! And out of curiosity, is the next project you’re eyeing a QI novel?

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    1. I’m glad for all your kind words, I was worried if some of you may be angry because of me letting go haha. Yeah it’s sad for me, but unless Qidian lets me take over their RI project, I can’t do anything else.
      Yes, it’s good that I didn’t get into much trouble with Qidian.

      I am honoured and happy that you like this novel so far, and it’s great to see people enjoying it. I will keep the existing chapters here as long as Qidian doesn’t ask for me to take them down, I’d love people to always enjoy my friend and my hard work ^^

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I am eyeing a QI novel, but if I cannot get legal access to it I will probably switch to Zongheng or 17k novels… or something.

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  6. Hi SkyFarrow. Stark3 here from NU here. I’m sorry to hear that QI has taken over translating Reverend Insanity, I highly doubt that it’d be at the same level of quality that you were executing. >.< Anyway, just wanted to say that I really appreciate the hard work you've put into it. I'd be really interested to see what you'll pick up next. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Side note: If you have free time, try reading Sorcerer's Journey ( hahaha, I've been recommending it left and right, I'm as much a fan of it as I am Reverend Insanity ). The writing quality has its ups and downs the first 100 chapters, but it gets really REALLY good IMO later on.

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    1. Ahhh, I just saw your forum post on Sorcerer’s Journey today :3
      Heyya Stark~
      Well I hope it’s still good enough to read, I sure would hate a bunch of confused readers arguing over plot.
      I’m glad you liked my work, hehe ^_^)/

      Sure sure, but Qidian TL skipped some details didn’t it? x_x

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      1. Yeah. A new translated chapter of Reverend Insanity would make my day, make me anticipate when we get to the point where the story really heats up and there’s lots of other people discussing about it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Your translations were pretty clear, didn’t leave me wondering what was going on. Hopefully QI keeps up that level (or they wise up and pay you to collab with their group to make sure the thing is done right)

        LOL, well, I was thinking you’re more than capable of reading SJ directly from the RAWs ^^ Anyway, no pressure about it, especially since you’re gearing up to translate a new novel. When you do have time tho … it’s something that I rate as high as I would DG / RI. ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. Wow, I feel honoured that every new chapter brought you such happiness. I also greatly anticipated the days when the story would get really heat up and have lots of discussion… I hope QI will achieve that. (I sure wish they would hire me and put me in charge of RI instead, if the other TL is no good)

          Yeah I can read raws as long as it’s not the more convoluted ancient text ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe, I’ll check it out in future when I’m free, since you rate it so highly ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. The next novel you pick, dont pick it from Qidian, because if they see anyone translating their novels, they will pick it up for their international site. (unless, of course, thats your aim XD )
    Great job translating up until now ^^
    Best luck in your next project ^^ we will be here to cheer you up ^^

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          1. There’s no update since 2 month ago and there’s no news about the translation progress. I dont know if QI “pick it up” or the translator dropped it.

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  8. It’s really sad to see you drop this novel. I am not sure if I would be reading it under Qidian as I don’t like them after what they did to wuxiaworld.

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  9. Really sad that QI stole the novel from you, I’m doubting whether they really translated ahead or they just said that to make you drop the novel, seeing as that two weeks later there has not been a hint of a chapter being released. I’m also very doubtful that the quality of the translation is going to be as good as yours, I’ve heard that QI translators are barely better than mtl and have been cutting out difficult to translate parts of chapters.

    I would like to thank you for your work in translating these 35 chapters, however is there any chance that you could check in the future whether the chapters they translate are of decent quality ?

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    1. While I also have doubts to that, I do also have a few people who are working with Qidian who also confirmed with me on this (be it friends or acquaintances) and do remember that Qidian International is a company, and they do not release everything in one go straightaway.
      They have plenty of hidden projects that will be released in due time.
      It really depends on who is taking the project I suppose. There are good ones like CKTalon, and there are bad ones who just do better than MTL by a slight bit. So I say it comes down to luck.

      Thanks for your support:)
      I suppose I would check it out when Qidian releases it.

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  10. Welp, QI’s RI chapters are out. You can clearly see the rather disappointing differences in translation quality when comparing their chapters to Skyfarrow’s chapters… Still looking forward to the new novel though. I hope it comes soon.

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  11. Thanks for all your work on the novel up to this point.
    to bad QI took it, I really enjoyed it and your translation was high quality.
    Hope your next project will also be a slightly dark story

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  12. I usually like update posts, but I don’t want to give the wrong impression that I’m happy over this… I’ve got to say anyone who has paid even a little bit of attention would have noticed that you really like the novel and want to talk about it.

    Staying very close with the readers and even helping with spoilers & MTL…

    Not sure what else to say, but at least I’ll probably check out whatever other novel you’ll bring.

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  13. Damn, just read this post now. Guess I’ll just drop another of my favorite novels…
    I hate how QI is doing their things and how they behave. Swaggering around like an idiotic young master in silver pants…
    I’ll be supporting your new novel, but try not to pick a QI novel, we all know that they’re just lurking in the shadows to let the fan translators test the waters and if it is a success they will snatch the novel…

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  14. … at first i came here to tell you that qiadain is terrible at translating and that it doesnt matter if they translate faster, we would still read here as they suck at what they do. BUT now , im sorry. I read from the begining, when you just started and loved it. I didnt bother writing in chat, sorry again, bu then i would wai, and stock pile to read, and i feel in love. When i lost the novel, i was sad, and when i found it i read it again finding it even better, stock pileing i come back to this. As i said first, im sorry for being selfish and not thinking about the pressure you have to deal with, if you can cuntinue please do. But just know that even if you can ill still come back for more, im here for you, and im sorry for not doing so earlier. Hope you find a great read for us all, your readers.

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  15. If you still looking for a good novel try something like “Gourmet from another World” just give it a read 5 chapters in and you are hooked there are only like 2 cooking movels and they are fucking brillant and I feel no shame saying that.

    Also you NEED to approach qidian not they you. Just go to qidian and ask to take over the Projekt pls just look at all the bad 1 star reviews because of the mtl.
    Pls pls get in contact with quidian they even allow you to have paetreon or other income as well. I rwally rwally begg you.

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  16. At first i wanted to say that, you should still translate RI because QI is doing no good to this novel. But then i see that you already know but cant do much. I was goingbto say we would still read here even though they have more chapters, as they suck at what they do. But now all i will say is, im waiting for more, doesnt matter what it will be, but ill read it as long as it is not cring worthy like it is at QI. I wish you luck to find another gem hidden under sea of mediocre reads.

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  17. The new translation looks like barely edited mtl, reminding me the the good ol days when legendary moonlight sculptor was mtl’d by fans, except even worse than that because the fans attempted to make the mtl understandable. Pls save the novel.

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  18. Waaah.. They are totally destroying the novel. Just when i thought (Daoist Gu/Reverend Insanity) could finally be steady translated by have a worty decent translator (which is you) only to wake up seeing it ruined by a newbie backed up by multimillionaire company. Heck, Does QI has a screw lose in their heads. They were given a million dollar + budget by their mother company to expand their international website. But instead of quality they went with horrible quantity. sigh they could have atleast recruit you instead of a human(secretly a machine) translator.

    Anyway tnx for your hardwork and looking forward for you future works. may QI get the karma that they deserva whahaha lol

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  19. I’ve just binge read all the chapters on this site, I’ve become a super fan of this novel. I’m sad to hear you’re no longer translating, you’re translations are great. I wish you luck with your next project.

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  20. it’s very good novel. If you want to be ahead of the novel go to freewebnovel they have already copied and paste most of the novels already. zelsky is late in the novel. nin~

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  21. good novel. If you want to be ahead of the novel go to freewebnovel they have already copied and paste most of the novels already. zelsky is late in the novel.

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