|Accompanying the Phoenix|
Author: Jiu Lu Fei Xiang \\ 九鹭非香
Alt titles: 与凤行本王在此
Pub year: 2013
In this time Shen Li was born into the demon world. Known as the Azure Sky King she was used to living a bright and dazzling life full of successes. Little did she know that her 1000th birthday would bring misfortune to her doorstep – a politically arranged marriage with her name on it. The Azure Sky King would henceforth marry the thirty-third grandson of the Heavenly Emperor, Fu Rongjun. This arranged marriage was meant to unite the Heavenly realm with the Demonic Realm, bringing the two together. Most would consider it good fortune to be related to the Emperor.
Unfortunately Fu Rongjun was infamous throughout the two realms for his Casanova personality. As the King who called the shots in the Demonic Realm, she had the ability to quell uprisings and end wars with a swing of her silver spear – there was absolutely no way she would marry such a flirtatious idiot. She had to escape from this marriage somehow even if it meant death!
In her escape Shen Li, never expected to meet a man that didn’t belong to any of the three realms. This oddball was truly strange!
Summary Source: Novel Updates
|An Odette’s Otherworldly Odyssey|
Author: Mu Ling Bin
Alt title: 呆呆少女异世行
Pub date: unknown
A villainess character transmigrated and is busy preparing for her counterattack.
So what does the third transmigrated character, holding a divine sword in her left and a steamed bun in her right, doing?
Her: “Please marry me!” The girl spoke earnestly to the beautiful blond boy in front of her.
Ming Xi: …
The Answer? She’s busy proposing. It’s hard being a single mommy you know.
Summary Source: Novel Updates
Alt title: 青歌[重生]
Pub date: unknown
When Lin Qingge was eighteen he came out of the closet, creating a huge rift between him and his family. It was all for that guy, Liu Yang. He’d whispered sweet nothings in his ear, saying things like he’d protect him and bs like that. Lin Qingge’s old man blew his top when he found out and promptly disowned him. That didn’t matter to Lin Qingge, he had Liu Yang afterall. He fully believed in that guys words and goodwill.
If only he wasn’t so stupid…
Ultimately Liu Yang was like a vampire sucking his wealth dry, leaving a husk behind. After pushing Liu Yang to a high position, Lin Qingge finally collapsed in his apartment. It was a sad sorry sight. Closing his eyes, he knew this was the end of him. Who knew he would wake up instead in a different time and a different place?
Eh? What’s this? Well fine! This time I’m gonna hug that brother’s thigh real tight and never let go!
Source: Novel Updates
|Rebirth: the Journey of a Wife Spoiling Her Husband|
Alt titles: 重生之宠夫之路
Pub date: 2012
For the egregious crime of treason everyone in the Xiao House were sentenced to death.
At the execution grounds while waiting for her beheading, she stared at the youth sprawled on the ground in front of her. He had run over so hurriedly he tripped over his own feet, displaying an undignified sight. It made her smile thinking how stupid this person was. She had completely used and taken advantage of him from the day he forced her to marry him. Yet despite all the abuse she heaped on him, he still wanted to save her.
She opened her eyes again only to find it was the day before their wedding. That devious scoundrel… to make her his wife through underhanded methods… The memory of it still left a bad taste in her mouth.
She was going to grab this second chance and live it up! Extort all debts owed to her! Buff herself up and shine like a diamond!
But how was she to know that the husband she once hated was actually really loyal and gentle, soft and easy, and so incredibly sweet and delicious to eat! The shutters that blinded her eyes in the previous life were cast aside. She realized she didn’t know how to cherish the good things in life. So in this new one she was going to make sure to pamper and spoil the hell out of that husband of hers.
Source: Novel Updates
So now it's a lighter theme. Maybe keep it as a light theme.
I used to use Google Docs to store and edit the raws but Wattpad is so much easier to use, especially because I don't usually group edit it with anyone. When my guest editor proofreads it for me I just print out a physical copy and share it that way, so I don't really use Google Docs for collaboration purposes at all, which is where it really shines.
The chapter navigation on Wattpad is smoother and I can even use my laptop to edit offline. Google Docs won't let me do anything offline. Sucks. So I've been gradually moving my edits over to Wattpad. The finished chapters have been published there too. I'll leave the Google Docs chapters I did up but I won't be updating those anymore after this month of releases.
edit: well Wattpad would have been perfect if it kept the quotation marks and apostrophes stylized.
After having gone through the documentation for popper.js I really appreciate the amount of work and thought that was put into the jQuery documentation. The user experience between the two were dramatically different. Even as a newbie I can understand jQuery because it’s so clearly written, not to mention the amount of detailing in all their examples.
Although I liked the idea of poppers.js it was just too hard to understand so I had to nix the idea of using it. Instead I’m just going to go all in on Bootstrap. It’s good. I might as well just use it. I’ll parse out the CSS and mod it. The only failure it has is the lack of address for image inclusion in the popovers. Yes I can add it as a script but to do that for every instance of an image would be cumbersome. So as of right now I still don’t know how to handle images other than to just keep using the tooltip I have now. I may just stick to appending them to the end of the paragraph or include a link instead.
That was two days of solid work. Now I have to go back and update all the notes from the text to the popovers. I may hold of on doing so just because I’m not sure how much I will like Bootstrap. It does take longer to load…
Got WAMP installed so that’s cool. Now page my counts will actually be more reflective of the real traffic on the site.
Prettied up the index page and added some publication info. I want to put in the auto refresh for the comment box but I don’t want to use innerHTML either. I want to try using CSS to create a night mode and a day mode so I’ve been trying to keep my color palette small and consistent.
The code tab looks so shitty…
I feel good. Got HTTPS and annoying as hell apple icons in. -thumbs up- The HTTPS was not as bad as I thought it would be. I thought I’d have to install it and all this other stuff but Go Daddy took cared of the entire process for me. I just paid for the SSL and they did all the configurations. The only thing that didn’t go correctly was the redirect. I went into the “hwhateveracess” file and inserted the code for redirects. And it worked for the index page but it failed to work for any of the subfolders even though the code I used was supposed to affect the entire domain. I felt a little bad but I asked NU to update all links for my translations. Wasn’t sure they would but they did. Not only that, they were so FAST! I’m always surprised at their speed.
I also temporarily lightened my accordion colors to bring more attention to the notice banner up top. Will probably take it down in a month.
Placed comments under details tag so it’s out of the way of the main text. It doesn’t show up in all browsers but I’ll work on that some more later. Maybe place it in the drop down as well? Man really feels like the drop down is all powerful here.
Found a format workflow that works for me. Realized I could just use macros in Notepad++ to add my p tags. It was hard to use the copy and paste function cause it felt like I was overreaching with my fingers, so my life is also a lot easier now. Not bothering with aggregator sites anymore either.
Redid some of my html coding too. Yeah I’m one of those people that need to clean their room up before they can study.
Updated the 404 error page to include a Google Docs links to all the chapters. That way if I really mess up people can still read the text version of the story. It won’t be pretty or formatted very well but at least it’s available. As a bonus it’s easy for screen readers. So =) Also did a back up of the site so I feel pretty secure about that.
Looking into RSS/Atom because of a reader comment. Let’s see if I can code one. A static one looks pretty easy to do but I’d prefer to make a dynamic one that updates on it’s own. It looks a little complicated though, seems like I’d have to include a database… which may be beyond my abilities right now. I only barely understand enough to make the one for the comments. Anyways wish me luck!
Also while looking into it I discovered why there were rss requests in my logs. Turns out if you use a CMS like Wordpress for example, even if as a content creator you don’t know about it, there is an rss page for your site already installed. So even if there are no links for a feed sign up readers can still sign up. They’d just have to type in the URL with ‘rss’ at the end. It should work. Sounds interesting. I’m a complete RSS newbie, I haven’t even subscribed to any feeds. I will try figuring it out as this month’s goal. But anyways, it explains why there are people who are searching for justreads.net/rss. I’d never made an rss page so didn’t understand why anyone was searching for it.
Also I feel like my world got rocked a little. Previously I’d always use the html entity &rsquo for apostrophes because when I typed it straight in the code editor it would color the text blue, which I took as a bad sign, like does it think it’s code? But apparently if I just copy and paste, like say from my Google Doc, the text is OK. No color changes. Not sure why that is, but it certainly makes typing a lot easier!
Well I figured out why I got those mysli_num_rows.... errors. Turns out it didn’t like the fact that I had html commenting in front of it. -shrug-
Stylized the images and updated the translation tab. While I was at it I also took off the “Fanfic” and “Translation” in the menu bar. One was redundant and the other... well... honestly... whenever I get around to it I can always just add it back in there.
Fixed the opacity of my #container to my liking and added a leafy green background for spring. Currently am working on designing an icon so I can get rid of those annoying “apple whatever icon” errors.
So I made my database better and that’s good... but now I’m not sure what my error is. Previously I had the comment display in a separate file and there were no errors, but when I put the comment display in the same page as the content I get errors. It still displays fine and everything looks the same so not sure why the error is there. Error message looks like this
Warning: mysqli_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli_result,
Also why isn’t it consistent? The errors don’t show up in all the iterations, just some of them.
Redoing my database so taking off the comments links for now.
There were many successes and failures. I don’t remember them all. It’s just a haze right now, but some goodies I learned were:
<q> for quick quotations
<small> to display smaller text. Can be used instead of creating a whole new div or span for minor content like notes. It’s not stylized, but for speed it works well. The only downside is it can’t be a child element of block tags like <p>.
I had a copy and paste nightmare with some of the files. It was a catastrophe. A mess, a hot hot mess. I had to just walk away. Good for my translations though as I finally picked them up again.
I think instead of a journal I’ll do an “Errors I learned from” page. Perhaps I’ll start it next week.
I’m smirking because everything looks good. Will work on getting the “Translation” page itself formatted something this week or next week. I’m leaning towards using tabs to organize the information.
I celebrated too soon with the comment box, because although I did create a functioning one that showed up appropriately for the user, I didn’t realize there was such a thing as an “error log” in each folder. I was only aware of the errors generated by MySQL itself. That log is the most useful thing ever, annoying, but super useful. Annoying when there are errors in it, but useful because it tells me where the errors are. So for the comment box there were a slew of error messages in the log. I was shocked. From what I’m given to understand the log helps provide details on errors that may or may not be problematic. It looks at the syntax and other mysterious stuff (to me anyways) and basically just says, “Hey you may want to look at this. Yeah your code runs and it works but... best practices are not being followed here.” Basically it was telling me to stop fudging things because there may be consequences in the future. What kind of consequences? Security issues and display issues going forward when other things are entered into the mix. So knowing this I decided to try my best to figure it all out.
And I did.
Absolutely no errors in my log. Completely clean. I am so happy. It was a tremendous amount of work and frustration, from cache clear errors, database server weirdness, to my confusion over my folder bread crumbs. I should have done a better job doing my wireframe. Things are finally settled and it took all of a whole week. Honestly I don’t think that’s too bad.
Fixing redirection that fail/doesn’t work on subfolders.
I figured out how to fix the redirects. Just delete the file folders and reupload sans the .htaccess file.
Seriously looked all over the web for this and found all kinds of convoluted solutions. Ended up finding it in a book. All you have to do is add “off” the autocomplete attribute. I think by default it’s turned on.
<form action="yourfilenamehere" method="post" autocomplete="off">URL Format error on include_once path
If you’re getting a file path not found when using an [include_once] command look and you know you’re using the full URL path try truncating it and using the relative URL instead. I had that error a lot when I had the [include_once] for my headers. Switching to a relative URL fixed it.
Getting [a variable not] set error? Look at where your variable is declared. Make sure it’s inside the function. If it’s outside then it’s considered a Global Variable. See W3 example for what is considered inside and what is considered outside. I thought as long as it was in the curly brackets it was inside, turns out that was not the case. Which was why my error kept recurring.Made CSS edits and not seeing it appear on your page?
It’s probably your Cache. Cleared your cache and it’s still there? Trying editing through the browser, it’s a fast way to see your changes without too much hassle and you can troubleshoot some of your errors too.Chrome
About the site:
I made the site to practice my coding and Japanese (Even if all my stories are Chinese right now)/English. You’ll see changes come and go. If any one thing in particular strikes you, let me know. If you have suggestions, let me know. I’ll update until I lose interest but I’ll keep the site up as an e-portfolio.
About the translations:
I'm not a professional translator; these are just my interepretations. I have no qualms editing the content as I work, so be aware that these won’t be literal. I don’t do literal. I translate to make a better reading experience for myself, done according to my own personal standards and preferences. This means I will condense adjective filled repetition, reposition paragraphs for topical cohesion, and add in lines to connect one paragraph to another if the break is confusing without a modifier. These changes may be unnecessary in the original language, but it is in my American English.
With that in mind, PLEASE DO NOT use my translations to translate into another language. Use the unadulterated version in the original language. You know how the telephone game goes. Just don’t do it. Use the raws. I also encourage you to make your own translations in English as well. Something not understandable in my version (a wording, a phrase, an omission) may become understandable in someone else’s.
Some people have the skill to churn out translations easily. I don’t. It requires a lot of effort on my part to ensure my translations are true to the spirit of the original and that there aren’t any nonsensical or ambiguous parts. I’m proud of my work, but I’m not so prideful that I would refuse corrections. I will surely make mistakes. When I do, point them out to me kindly. For those that go that extra mile: Thank you.
If you want to post my work somewhere else, (aggregator sites, Wattpad, Blogger, whatever.) it’s fine. Just follow the Creative Commons Licensing parameters at the bottom of each translation. [如果您是版权所有者或法律指定代表，希望您的版权作品被删除，请向我的域名托管服务商发送DMCA请求。 他们会联系我。] // [あなたが著作権者または法的に指定された代理人で、著作権で保護された作品を削除したい場合は、ドメインホストにDMCAリクエストを送信してください。 彼らは私に連絡します。]
Thanks, have a safe day.
PS. I don’t have a dedicated editor or proofreader. Occassionally someone will offer to help with a chapter or two, but for the most part it’s just me, so obiviously the chapters won’t be polished. I’m most interested in the translation, so editing is my primary concern while proofing is only secondary. I’ll try to go back and correct as I find errors or when others point it out to me. I won’t bother with proofing a translation too much until I finish it. So if you are anal about grammar, then maybe wait until the story is complete.