[LN] My Maid is an Amorphous Blob Chapter 1

Hey guys, happy new year! It’s been a hell of a long time since we’ve actually released something, so we’ve decided to send 2016 off with something special: the first chapter of My Maid is an Amorphous Blob!

This is a light novel series that we’ve decided to work on because it seemed simple and funny enough. The series also goes by other names, notably, My Maid is a Formless Entity. You can even read the first chapter on Baka-Tsuki here. While there will naturally be a few similar elements between both translations, ours is a complete re-translation. There will be no ETA of chapter 2 as of yet considering how long it took for this one.

Want to know how long it took to actually get it done? Ten months. Want to know why? Lack of experience.

Daktyl and I spent a very long time trying to determine how to format this. This included the overall presentation, paragraphing, and style of English. We researched the many variations of style, punctuation and grammar that appear in passages of text, and we came to this conclusion: there is no single, fixed style. Essentially, this meant that we were debating on the usage of a punctuation mark here or a word there. The result is something of a mix between American and UK English – the spelling is that of American English, but the use of single quotation marks to indicate explicit dialogue comes from UK English. Therefore, I’m sure you’ll come across something that could be better rephrased using your own country’s variation of English.

This leads back to our lack of experience. When we started this, we took the Japanese quite literally, which included the pacing and the way it was formatted. You’ll notice this as you read on—paragraphs seem somewhat segmented, and there is a distinct lack of simultaneous action and dialogue within a single sentence. We may try to modify it to give readers a smoother reading experience, but that goes far beyond the face value of the text; it wasn’t something we were prepared to do yet.

As this series is loosely based on Lovecraft lore, there will undoubtedly be a few references to it. The big thing to note is that the female protagonist Tekeli, a Shoggoth, claims that she was created by the Great Old Ones. For those who are familiar with Lovecraft lore, this is an obvious mistake. However, the author specifically uses that term, even in the following chapters, so it definitely cannot be unintentional. If you want to blame someone for not following the lore, blame the author.

Lastly, there are a lot of references to IRL things in the chapter. We’ve compiled a notes section at the end of the chapter to help shed light on some of the things mentioned, mainly the culture-based ones.

Anyway, this is the end of my five hundred word essay. If you spot any mistakes or have any constructive criticism for us, please leave us a comment or contact us via email (admin@orinjido.info). Again, this is our first light novel project, so although it may not be stellar, we hope you enjoy it.

See you next year! (By the way, Super Sadistic Sisters is very slowly coming along.)

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Super Sadistic Sisters chapter 18

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Welp, it’s about time for the usual excuse of why it’s been delayed: people are working, people are studying for their postgraduate degrees, people are playing video games because they had an existential crisis. You know, the usual.

Anyway, this chapter marks the end of volume three. There are two more volumes to go, and trust me, the stuff depicted so far doesn’t hold a candle to the later volumes. Chika becomes really cute, too!

“I eat once a day and only get 5-6 hours of sleep. Also IRL Work sucks (mandatory overtime every other weekend). Can you blame me for being late? … don’t answer that.” – Daktyl

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Super Sadistic Sisters Chapter 17

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Uh, well, not much to say. Real life got in the way, causing the release of this chapter to be delayed considerably. Apart from drudging through our mundane lives, nothing much has happened. I guess this is what happens when you grow up – you become boring! Boring, I say! Routine! Predictable! Poor! Yeah, that’s right, you heard me! Not due to my lack of motivation or constant procrastination, no siree!

Anything you want to say, Daktyl?

“Life’s a bitch.” – Daktyl

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Super Sadistic Sisters Chapter 16

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Welp, I actually managed to do something exciting this past week. Apparently, virtual reality has developed to a point where you can enact a zombie apocalypse within the space of a warehouse. Suffice to say, I participated and failed miserably. When your team is an elite group of soldiers sent to retrieve an antidote, your primary goal is securing the objective and getting out safely, not fucking Ramboing everything in sight because you feel that your testosterone levels need to be higher than the guy next to you!

Anyway, it was fun. There are probably other places which have it, so check them out! Also, if one of your teammates is acting like a dick, kick his balls — that’ll get the testosterone pumping.

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Super Sadistic Sisters Chapter 15

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We have a problem: We’re releasing too quickly. It’s causing us to run out of ideas on what to say in our release posts. I mean, it’s not like we lead exciting lives or anything like that. The most exciting thing I’ve done recently is playing BattleBlock Theater with Daktyl. Seriously, that’s it.

Again, we’re looking for more and more ideas on what Light Novel series you want translated. We’re currently compiling a shortlist, so let us know in the comments below. Oh, and if you ever find out what happened to the languini, be sure to let Kitashiro-san know!

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Super Sadistic Sisters Chapter 14

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Hooray for more SSS! We’re BLAZING through this volume, relatively speaking. Speaking of relatives, my grandmother is coming down soon. Unfortunately, all she says is an incoherent babble that has no relation whatsoever to the previous topic at hand. She likes to drift off, you know? That’s what old people like to do.

Anyway, Orinjido is thinking about stepping into the realm of light novels. For those who don’t know what they are, light novels are basically the text version of manga. They explore pretty much the same themes, include the occasional illustration, and some series even have adaptations in both mediums. Having said that, we have ideas on what series we’d like to work on, but if there are any series you’d like to suggest to us, feel free to leave a comment. Make sure they’re not being translated by other people first!

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Super Sadistic Sisters Chapter 13

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Here’s the first chapter of SSS in a while~~
The chapters following this one are so hot… you’ll be cursing chika though. No spoilers beyond that!

We’re still debating what to do about that second Teiri Omake that a reader pointed out to us (it wasn’t in the tank we got) since the only raws we can find have it in Chinese (the original Japanese version was removed). We’ll most likely do it, but no promises!
Anyway, enjoy!!

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Kanojotachi no Saishuu Teiri Omake: Ta Mathemata

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This is the last chapter ever of Teiri! It’s been a longer ride than I’d have hoped… but props to everybody that suffered through the wait 😀
Special props to people like krachek and Dordz (the TLer and QCer of Teiri respectively… Dordz being the original founder of Orinjido :D) for their amazing work!

Stay tuned for further releases. There may or may not be a couple Super Sadistic Sisters chapters coming… 😉

Note from the translator:
We have become aware of another chapter we have yet to translate. Unfortunately, it was a web-only release, and the company no longer hosts it on their site. In other words, we can no longer obtain the raws for it by ourselves.
However, if there’s someone out there who possesses the Japanese version of it, link/send it to us. The absolute last resort is translating it from the Chinese edition (which I can do), but I’d like to avoid doing that at all costs.

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Kanojotachi no Saishuu Teiri Chapter 9

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We’re nearing the end of this series. The next chapter is the final chapter, with an epilogue of sorts to follow. Those chapters are practically done already, so expect them to be out soon*.

On an unrelated note, I have revived an old blog of mine called Krachek Translations (krachek-tl.blogspot.com). This blog is mainly for cross-posting stuff from Orinjido as well as for requests/commissions. It is not affiliated with Orinjido releases.

*Estimated time varies from reader to reader

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