Monday, February 20, 2017

Secret Room: Book 1 - Chapter 10

Playing Fish Trapped in Secret Room
Book 1: The Storm is Coming
Chapter 10


Ai Qing and Dt didn’t get to talk much before Solo arrived.
Dt was still the same, always the king of awkward silence.

Ai Qing remembered that the last time they met in an official tournament was in the Warcraft national preliminary in 2010.  That year Solo had easily won the championship in the Beijing region and Dt had qualified in the Guangzhou region.  They played against each other in the Chinese Regional final that year and Solo defeated Dt.
But now, Solo had already retired.

Ai Qing walked behind them and couldn’t help but feel sentimental. She looked up and exhaled a breath of white mist to the night air.
Really……Time was passing so fast.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Undefeated - League of Legends - Book 1: Chapter 22

Book 1: The Return of the Lost King
Chapter 22: The Atmosphere of Esports

“Hey, what are you doing here?” After school, Wang Qin stared with unfriendly eyes at Lin Xu who was waiting in the hallway.


Lin Xu wasn’t in a good mood either. He just couldn’t figure out why his team had lost so miserably to this bunch of lousy players!


“Uhm, we won one round before and you won one round afterwards. Our two classes are even now.” Lin Xu sneered.


“You really know how to find excuses for yourself. So what are you up to now?” Wang Qin said.


“Let’s have a final round!” Lin Xu clenched his teeth and said.


The whole senior class knew about the news of room 3’s loss to room 8; all the LoL players in other classrooms were talking about it. Lin Xu, who was known as the strongest LoL player in the whole high school, felt ashamed!


“I knew it, you just can’t accept the fact.” Wang Qin coldly said and slapped hard on Yu Luocheng’s shoulder.


He meant that with Yu Luocheng on our side, you would lose no matter how many more rounds we played!


“Let’s do it again next week.  This time each side can invite an outside player. Double the bet, do you dare to do it?” Lin Xu said.


That would 2000 RMB with a double bet. This amount was a bit overboard as the bet among students.


“I’m poor, can’t afford to play this much money.” Wang Qin was keeping it cool this time.


“Then we won’t bet any money. Simply just play one more round.” Lin Xu said.


Wang Qin glanced at Yu Luocheng who was surrounded by all the LoL players of room 8. Wang Qin thought it would be better to let Yu make the decision.


“I’m not interested.” Yu Luocheng firmly refused.

Secret Room: Book 1 - Chapter 9

Playing Fish Trapped in Secret Room
Book 1: The Storm is Coming
Chapter 9


This was……

Her cell phone suddenly vibrated.  She pulled it out and glanced at it.  It was a call from Solo.
“Somebody wants to see you.”
“Who is it?”  She looked at the man downstairs.
He stood still.
“Dt.” There were some noises coming from Solo’s end.  “I was busy talking about business with Baona just now and forgot to tell you that K&K club was also staying in this resort village for the invitational tournament.  Their accommodations were arranged at the last moment.”
“Oh……”  Ai Qing had not moved her eyes away from the man downstairs.  “They also live here.  So you already knew from beginning that it was K&K playing the grievance round against us?”
Solo laughed, “Yes.  I knew that from the beginning. What about it.  Don’t you want to come out to meet old friend?”
“He’s right here, downstairs.”
“Oh?  How did he find us?”
Who knew.
Their rooms were not pre-assigned.  Even the SP staff did not quite know about everybody’s room assignment.
“Then I will go downstairs first.  You come here as soon as you can.”
It took about ten minutes to walk from Solo’s place to here.  Since an old friend was already here, she might as well walk down first.  Meanwhile, she could ask him what he was doing the past couple years before Solo got here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tea of Summer - Chapter 27: Autumn Tale 7.3

Chapter 27
Autumn Tale 7.3

“Hi, xiao shimei”
After Xia Liang finished her midterm exams, she still didn’t have much free time.  She was sitting in the lobby of the Business School with senior students discussing the next research project when their conversation was interrupted by a clear male voice.


Several people sitting around stopped their discussion and instinctively looked towards the entrance.  Xia Liang, too, was looking for the person calling her.  Though she was the youngest, just a sophomore, she took classes with junior and senior students due to her double major requirement.  Once she heard someone call for “xiao shimei”, she automatically assumed that they were calling her.


There were several Chinese members in their group.  So it was not a surprise to them when they heard the term.
Xia Liang looked at the door and saw a face she was not familiar with.  She searched her brain for quite a while before she remembered that this man seemed to be one of the guys that sat next to Song Qiyan in the library that one day.


Xia Liang stood up and gave a friendly smile, “How are you, shixiong.”
Wei Jian was straightforward, “How are you.  I am Wei Jian.  I am a first year student in the Clinical Medicine PhD program this year.”
First year……?

Monday, February 13, 2017

My Mandarin - Prologue

Hey guys, so we're going to start translating My Mandarin (我的曼达林 or Wo De Man Da Lin) a new story by Mo Bao Fei Bao. The title is a play on words since Man Da Lin sounds like My Darling. Anyhow this is a teaser chapter with no set release schedule yet, we'll keep you updated on that.




“I heard that both you and Tong Fei have your own studio?”  The person at the other end of the phone asked her with amazement.
“Nowadays everyone in the entertainment business has a studio, be it a screenwriter or a director.  It’s not a big deal; it’s just the invoices now have a title on it.”  Chu Jian spoke casually while she was watching the screen in front of her.
Darn it, she had lost the last 50 dollar chip.
The other end rambled some more.  She checked her backpack after the call ended and found she had run out of Hong Kong dollars…...Should she go to the second floor to exchange some more from the black market agent?
The feeling of being penniless was rather depressing.  She did not know when Tong Fei would come back after she left her here by herself. There was nothing for her to do here if she did not keep betting.
A man sat down beside her while she was hesitating.

Secret Room: Book 1 - Chapter 8

Playing Fish Trapped in Secret Room
Book 1: The Storm is Coming
Chapter 8


It……
It was too easy.
It was so easy that it felt like Grunt was deliberately going easy on them.
Everyone looked at each other.  It was hard to believe that Grunt, who was famous for his meanness, would let them off so easily.

Ai Qing did not have any reason to refuse such an easy request from the opponent.
She quickly returned to her room and started to produce the commentary video immediately while the memory was still fresh.
She downloaded the video, edited, and added the introduction subtitles; she was very experienced with the whole process.  Soon the first edition was finished.  She put on the earphones and began the verbal narrative, “…...as everyone can see, here is a very fierce mid player.  He has strong map awareness, deadly ganks, buy items quickly and has an unpredictable playstyle.  In the late game, his enemies had died so many times that they had  been thrown into disarray……”

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Undefeated - League of Legends - Book 1: Chapter 21

Book 1: The Return of the Lost King
Chapter 21: A Good Cabbage Shouldn’t be Destroyed by A Pig


From inside the room, the woman could hear laughter from time to time.  Sometimes, she could even hear the girl anxiously yell phrases like, “pull me, pull me, quick!”[1]


When the woman rushed into the room, she saw Yang Qian Qian was only playing an online game. She was relieved, but the voice from the other end made her suspect that there was something going on between the two young people. She further confirmed her desire to invite that boy over for dinner or something.


It was important to make sure the boy had good character. As the aunt, she had to watch out for her niece!


……


They played three rounds in the morning; winning two, losing one.


In the afternoon, Yu Luocheng was even more skilled at controlling Thresh. He worked together perfectly with Yang Qian Qian and they won every round except for one when their own internet went down.


Yang Qian Qian was having a great time playing. Yu could tell that she truly loved playing League of Legends.


It seems that there resided a little devil inside every girl, just like how every man had some aggressive nature in him.


In the middle of their games, the little devil fully manifested itself. There were several times when they destroyed their opponents bot to utter worthlessness, Yu Luocheng felt sorry for their enemy and wanted to give them a break.  However, Yang Qian Qian would always resolutely raise her gun and eliminate the enemies!


A champion worth 6300 gold was reduced to the same value as a siege minion; it was simply too inhumane!


……