Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Beatless (LN) - Chapter 01

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?ueoojdcl7dt3xv6
Raw: http://www.mediafire.com/?viauncd4epeqoyj

The raw archive contains pdfs of chapters 1-4. I got this from the official site a while back, but it looks like they took the raws down sometime in the past week, so here they are.

I'm not going to translate any more of this because this has the dullest, most painful-to-read prose of anything I've read in any language ever. I tried my best to deshittify it in the beginning, but I eventually gave up because there's no way to deshittify it without rewriting it from whole cloth.

At the very least, I hope the /a/non who requested this enjoys it.

Also, if somebody can point me to raws for the manga, I'll probably translate the script for it. It can't possibly be as bad as the LN, and the art looks like it'll be pretty nice.

EDIT (19 Dec 2012): There's apparently some interest in this light novel on the Baka-Tsuki forums. To make it easier for any future translators to extract the text from my translation, I've made the LaTeX source for the translated pdf available on mediafire (http://www.mediafire.com/?72i63qe26ivcezw). If you want to compile it yourself, you'll have to use xetex because of moonrunes.

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