My name is Yi (aka Merc in the Ravages fandom) and I have been translating Chen Mou's "The Ravages of Time" since 2005, starting from chapter 78 and forward. My translation skill is not the best among fellow translators in the field, but I hope that my dedication over these 10+ years speaks for itself.
I have never before asked for donation nor used paid ads to support my translation efforts. As a freelance artist, I understand the unethical nature of profiting off of someone else's work. But I feel this project is worth doing, and that the growing English-speaking fanbase of "The Ravages of Time" is proof that it has value (countries of viewers, not including readers who only read the story in image format).
All of my translated chapters will continue to be public, free, and on the same release schedule as normal (once or twice per month, one week behind official syndication release).
If you are willing and able, please consider supporting my efforts in translating "The Ravages of Time", or similar high-quality graphic novels, from Chinese to English (text-only). Your financial support will go toward purchases of physical copies of the graphic novels that I'm translating (for Ravages, it would be from volume 51 and onward, as I have paid for volumes 1-50), and everything related to my self-employment career as an "edutainer" (educational entertainment provider).
As a patreon user, you can limit the amount per month that you give to a creator, and you can cancel future pledge (possible issues) if it becomes nonviable.
If you are interested in having me translate an original Chinese comic that is not being translated into English, please let me know and we can discuss in detail. You can leave a comment at my blog (without registering).
Thank you for your support.