Progress Report – April 2020

Hello Shining Fans!

The initial review of the remaining Sc3 images (phase 1) is complete.
The numbers came back very much in our favour.

Accurate              2036
Need Full Review  1106

This means roughly 2/3 of the outstanding lines have now been deemed accurate and no longer need attention. That’s great news and a big relief considering how much full translation services cost. Note as we begin phase 2, these numbers will change slightly as the lines are engaged, but after the first file even this has been in our favour with several more moving to accurate than the other direction.

Phase 2 has already begun and will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. Switch (from Phantom River Stone translating service) is putting all required effort into providing accurate translations and this will take some time for the remaining 1100 images. We should all have a better idea of the pace by the time my next update rolls around.

Speaking of cost… I’ve been a bit giddy at the donations received. I really appreciate everyone’s generosity. I’m not going to get into naming all the donors, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention two of them. Urban Reflex, the fellow that got this ball rolling has contributed $160 and has threatened more! And our own Lord Darkstorm, who has helped with the translation work over the years has donated $180 (enough to cover phase 1). Thank you! Looks like I’m going to get out of this without spending too much thanks to their extreme generosity and in fact the generosity of all the donors. All together I’ve received $510.52 to date!

So where do we stand with payment? Phase 1 has been completed and fully paid at $170.19. Phase 2 is just beginning, but I estimate it will ultimately cost roughly $600. The good news is we currently have $340.33 in the bank!
If you would like to help close that gap, use this donation link:
paypal.me/sf3translation

Forgive me for using this space to report financials, but I want to be transparent with donations and how they are being spent.

The artbook was the other initiative announced last time and it is moving along as well.
mr2dax has been providing translations. We are doing the quick and easy stuff first. And as always Special T is hard at work looking for the best options to update the images. You will start to see pages get replaced with English updates in the near future. This is looking pretty special.

Until the next update,

legalize freedom!

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