I just removed the sponsor portion for GDK from the sidebar and wanted to give you guys all a heads up about it. From now on, sponsored chapters for GDK will only come through Patreon or alternate sponsorship arrangements like Tamashii have worked out with me.
For those curious, Tamashii is sponsoring me in a way that $2 is kicked in whenever I publish a GDK chapter. This hugely incentivizes a translator because the more translated = more sponsored. Please let me know if you’d like to work out something similar!
The reason for this change is that GDK chapter counts are skewing too wildly without forewarning that I feel really bad having money just sit in the queue forever. From mid June to roughly end of July onwards, GDK chapters were anywhere from 4K characters to 10k characters. I split chapters into two whenever it’s above 4K characters because it’s really unmanageable otherwise. It’ll take me 4 hours to translate one chapter. Regular chapters of any other novel are at 3K characters, so there’s a huge difference there.
I’m also moving across the country next week and starting a new job, so I’d be unable to get to the queue completely if the chapter character counts increase in length again. I think I only got to May donations a few weeks ago, so to prevent that from happening in the future, I’m just going to close the PayPal donation option. Patreon currently results in one sponsored chapter a month, that I definitely think I can handle! 😀