Ore ga Watashi ni Naru made

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Vol. 1 Ch. 11
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Thank you, urugiru, for your decision to keep translating Until I Become Me. You work and commitment are very important to myself, as well as other fans, I am sure. I am creating and editing a Wiki on FANDOM about the manga Until I Become Me
( https://until-i-become-me.fandom.com/wiki/Until_I_Become_Me_Wiki ). I had originally planned on using only your translation for the Wiki chapters, and none other. However, the releases were so long in coming, that I thought that it may take forever to do this Wiki. However, when Smiley's run-of-the-mill versions went up on Mangadex, I devised an alternate plan. I will use the Smiley versions as a 'rough draft' of the Wiki chapters, and when your versions are posted, urugiru, I will go back and completely rework and revise the chapters, based on your more accurate translation. I hope this becomes an equitable arrangement. My best wishes go out to the both of you, urugiru, and Smiley, for cooperation in the translation of this most interesting and intriguing manga.
Last edited 1 mo ago by CuteGothLolita.
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If you continue, I would read your ver. if available just because TL quality is better, esp. when I want to re-read. Since most manga release monthly, people do forgot about things and definitely would re-read manga to refresh their memories. So don't worry about viewership. Quality speak for itself. So to be honest I prefer this way since you are 30++ ch. behind. So I would read smiley for latest ch. and would read your ver. ( only if available, since to be frank you're still at ch.11 at this moment when I wrote this comment. ) when I want to re-read or I forgot something. Since my JP is not that good, It took too much time just to read 1 page, so I glad for both group's works. I myself re-read a lot cause either I bored or forgot about things. Finally, and hopefully this is not your last TL for this manga, Thanks for the TL.
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To be honest, I prefer the new agreement better. The fact that releases had stalled and release time was so long wasn't benefiting anyone. It was weird to read 34 chapters all at once, but I am glad the manga is up to date now, even if SmileyGuy translations have issues.
Keep up the good work, I will make sure to check both releases.
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If the two groups are willing to work together, why not do joint releases for the new chapters while (also jointly) fixing the old ones? (and replace theold ones as you fix them)

I think that would yield the best results for everyone
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@urugiru I'm so glad you chose to continue. I felt awful after I thought my posts on 4chan convinced someone to do the bulk upload of Smiley's translations. I dont usually get involved with stuff online and for things to backfire in such a magnanimous way after dipping my toes in the water sucked. I just really like this manga and want to see it blossom. It's a shame that there is so much drama in the comments now, but I think itll die down. Dont let these bullying accusations discourage you. I will look forward to both you and Smiley's uploads in the future.
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Going to just add a chapter comment here, the discussion can continue ignoring this since I'm staying out of this.

Since chapter 12 has been there for a while, it's nice seeing the bridge to that with this chapter. Akira is leaning more on Rumi for support and leads to why they so desperately want to stay with her going forward, to the point they will deal with having uncertain feelings about their gender if they can still be with her.
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It's funny to me that besides a quip saying "you're so angry lol," the scanlator chose not to address my points. People say I feel entitled to 2 translations; however I feel I am being selfless in my stance to suggest you discontinue this work. You obviously don't enjoy it and I'm not going to encourage you to keep going for my own greedy devouring of the literature at the cost of your time and effort. I'd also be losing out on 2 translations and only having 1. You hang chapters over our heads by uploading for the first time in months in a mere 24-48 hours after someone else uploads, just to inject your unneeded input and contribution. If you had the ability to upload a chapter, why not earlier? Why wait for the mass dump to say "hey I'm still relevant!"? The conclusion an average viewer like myself might reach is you just plain didn't want to. For the record, I do not buy into the possibility that you very coincidentally managed to find time in this small window when you could not find time in the months leading up to it. So I'm offering the advice you're probably too afraid to hear and admit. Move on with your life.
Last edited 2 mo ago by horasu.
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Thank you so much for the upload! I'm really enjoying your more accurate translation and hope that you continue your fantastic work!
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Not so sure what exactly is the truth or not because well this is the internet... Lots of speculations/comments of how theres hostility between Smiley and Stay at home. If all the disclosure left in the beginning and the end of the chapter are true i can say that it is understandable you wouldn't want 2 scans of the same series done (whoever uploads an update first generally would have more views) since the slower release gets significantly less views usually and if nobody/barely anyone looks at your scans it kinda feels pointless to put in that effort to even translate. With all that said... I'll read both scans (assuming you guys continue to upload and translate this series) since the earlier chapters would act as a refresher rereading it and with it being supposedly in higher quality/cleaned up more (grammar mistakes and whatnot I assume?). Not really going to comment on chapters since I generally just log in and anonymously read updates of many different series.

Just my 2 cents as a random person on the internet I have no relation to any of the people scanlating this series, just find the random drama between scanlation teams/people to be quite hilarious actually and when it piques my interest enough I actually comment. Theres always some sort of drama for a group uploading a series on here or even elsewhere that always sound like a fight between high school girls and when I read disclosures on someones take of the situation it turns out to not even be that serious as everyone makes it out to be.
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This is literally the dumbest thing that I have ever seen. We as a species are devolving at a rate faster than naturally possible. We cannot sustain this exponential retrogression; we will encounter extinction much sooner than anticipated if we continue to promote a society centered around such mindless, unintelligent reeeeing about getting sniped as this. Please do not let this happen. We are better than this. The very fact that we have been to the moon, that we have developed the technology to send signals of our presence forever echoing throughout the stars is proof of this. And yet presently, we are duly confronted with the very notion that so many find this to be an actual valid argument, and that is quite scary. While it is nice to be able to laugh at something simple every now and again, this is far too retarded to be considered a valid argument. Yes, everyone has his or her own sense of reason, but where is the intelligence? Where is the human ingenuity which has sparked countless advancements in our society heretofore? We are trapped in a dream, nay, a nightmare, saturated with ignorance fully through, and we must awaken as soon as possible, for if we do not, there may not be anything left to awaken to once we have realized the err of our ways.๏ปฟ

TLDR: Bullying people cuz you coom to high view counts on your chapters is hella cringe, either release faster or be good enough that people want to read your shit. It'd be somewhat reasonable to bitch if you were a chap behind, but you're literally 33 chaps behind lmao.
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I'm with @horasu
Stay at home only ever met Smiley with hostility in the comments of his uploads, then two faced-ly pretended to be all sweet and nice in their end cards.


They were pissed off from the get go that he dared step on their turf, went on the attack, and continued to just be rude and dismissive of Smiley's efforts when the mass upload happened. There was no link to his work? I never knew Smiley was continuing on FB until recently, and I had to on a whim go to his scanslation page because I wanted to see if he was doing anything else to find it. apparently I'm not the only one who had difficulty finding smiley guy's version Don't pretend like you didn't kick Smiley off and then make his version just as accessible or known because you only wanted people to know about your version.
Everyone pretending there was no hostility between the groups, read between the lines of their comments. They only ever insult Smiley along the way. He's said himself that Facebook is not ideal.
They forced a user off a platform that is meant for EVERYONE by being mean and nasty, by grace of Smiley just being that nice of a dude. They're being manipulative and they know it.

And you know what, these thoughts and rant aren't even inherently for Smiley. I'm defending ALL scanslators here. "Muh Quality" has just been code for gatekeeping since the dawn of scanslation. Every group with a god complex, and their kissass fans, use this as an excuse to shut down any other group who wants to share in on the hobby and offer a different take. Quality is subjective. You can enjoy what you want, but so can everyone else. There's no room on MD for people who are gonna be mean and nasty and bully others off the site, I'm gonna defend every wannabe scanslator's right to upload whatever the hell they want, because THEMS THE RULES ON MD. You don't get to monopolize a series. You don't get to gate keep a series. Let the readers decide if your version is so great, if that's how you really feel. I personally would have read both versions, but because the group itself is so sour, I'm not gonna.
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Personally, I've been reading the raws and using your translations to check my understanding--something which I can't really do with the other scanlation--so I do hope you'll continue! Regardless of what ends up happening, thank you for your efforts up to this point in bringing us this manga.
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Drama queens
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I was wondering what had happened with that huge burst! I'm glad to know SmileyGuy wasn't responsible - it seemed like kind of a rude bomb to drop. I'm glad you won't be dropping it! I don't usually comment on chapters, though, so I'm not sure if I'm the target audience you care about, lol.
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I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this from you!
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@Daktyl I can see that someone here certainly doesn't know what common courtesy is. Don't stir shit up when it's already been resolved.
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it's just common courtesy to not start scanlating manga other ppl already were doing and this has been the way since like 2005 lmfao
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That was possibly the most entitled essay I've ever seen. You literally kicked a passionate (if not-great quality wise) scanlator off of Mangadex purely to keep your readership high? This, along with the general tone of the write-up acting like you are the sole owner of a series, Smiley "knows his place", and this uploader needs to apologize somehow (when Smiley's group apparently wasn't locked?), makes me feel more sad that Smiley didn't have the proper readership until now than the fact that you might randomly shut down your whole group because your chapters aren't as popular as they once were.
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Ill be here waiting for your next chapter.
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thanks for upload
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