Thank you for all of your support over the time Skyfire Avenue was being translated. This project is over, and another will soon begin. Make sure to look for me on Wuxiaworld.com, and happy cultivating!
Hello From the Basement!
The internet between my barred windows is just strong enough for me to make a Patreon page. Don't ask, there isn't time. I am Xiao Lai, translator of the Chinese light novel, Skyfire Avenue by storied novelist Tang Jia San Shao. I've created this page to share my experience translating and living in China. I encourage you to explore the page and see if something catches your interest. Thank you, simply for coming by - translating is a labor of love and a product of personal creativity. Just coming in for a visit is a nod I'm thankful for.
Who Are You?
A fair question. I wouldn't expect you to subject yourself to any old stranger on the internet. Aside from translating, I'm an Acupuncturist and teacher. I lived in China for ten years, and experienced a great deal of the country professionally, socially and culturally. I apply this to my translations. Tang Jia San Shao is well read, and his tales often rely on cultural undertones that may not be immediately obvious.
What Is This Page For?
I was surprised to discover that people were genuinely interested in what occurs between the lines. China is a fascinating place, with differences and similarities you might not expect. My lofty hope is that this page and my work fosters an understanding of China from a personal perspective. I hope that, aside from an entertaining journey through a well-crafted world by a lauded author, readers can also come away with an appreciation of the culture that they didn't have before.
Tell Me About Skyfire Avenue.
This is the introduction from Wuxiaworld.com, the wonderful site that hosts the novel:
天火大道, aka Skyfire Avenue, is a scifi/fantasy webnovel by popular Chinese author Third Young Master of the Tang Family, aka Tang Jia San Shao (唐家三少), the same author who wrote Douluo Dalu. This project is current being worked on by Xiao Lai. We're currently at 400 translated chapters, so join Xiao Lai as he discovers along with you the life and times of Skyfire Avenue!
I do my best to produce five regular chapters a week. If you haven't given it a try, I encourage you to get lost in the world Tang Jia San Shao has crafted for us.