The Eunuch is Pregnant: Chapter 218

To my dear readers,

Sorry for the late chapter post. I’ve been sooooo busy! Although SG is completed, we are in the process of editing it with a professional editor. So now, I also have to go through hundreds of edits a day + fix the chapters to the best of my abilities before sending it to the editor! Ahhhhh.

Everything takes forever because each chapter has around 1300-2000 English words. -_-”

Anyhow, the Chinese raw chapters for the eunuch is also getting harder and harder to edit. I am trying to save the novel as much as I can. It makes me happy when some of you still think it’s good (lol you have no idea what I am reading on my side). My brain is so fried these days! But don’t worry, you’ll get your 5 chapters this week (3 regular, 1 I owed for Yuuko and another for my patrons!) This is the first one of this week.

I’ll translate some more tomorrow.

By the way, some of you suggested that I use a different site (perhaps livejournal?) Some people have also asked me to host on wattpad as well. The thing is, I paid for this domain and site. I’m not going to go somewhere else or post somewhere else so less people will come to this site. I need all the traffic I can get!

Another reason is because I need ad revenue. It was quite difficult to get approved by adsense and not all sites let you use adsense unless you use their private plans (I’ve used livejournal before and it was free. I’m talking about 10 years ago lol. But I think it’s still free.)

I used to use the free wordpress but I got banned from ads (at the time, I used wordads. They thought the eunuch is pregnant was inappropriate and banned me despite NO BIRDS AT THE TIME). Free wordpress does not allow users to use other ad platforms. It simply won’t work.

Technically, if I stop linking my content to novelupdates, the bots might steal less. But I need the traffic from novelupdates since most of you guys come from there.

So, in the end, only posting on patreon stops the bots since they won’t pay to steal. If you know of any other method, please comment and let me know.

I’ve tried:
1. changing the url of my chapter to make it unpredictable
2. disabling copy and paste/right click on desktop/laptop
3. taking a picture of my translations and posting it instead (some site steals all images)
4. confusing the bots by making them assume this is the chapter instead of posting the actual chapter (this is the most effective so far)
5. delayed post
6. using google translate and posting a fake chapter to trick them (but then you guys go nuts)
7. using passwords (they don’t work even though I thought they would)
8. not linking the chapter but posting the chapter on another page

So far, they all failed. But sometimes, I can trick some sites by using #4. That is why I’m still writing such long announcement posts. Some of you guys realized you were reading on an aggregator site after seeing all my rants. Thank you so much for reading on my site.

Anyway, if you can think of another method, please feel free to comment. I also need step by step instructions because I’m very bad with technology. (To give you an idea, I had to google how to turn off an iphone)

Lastly, I’ll try to finish this novel by chapter 300. I hope I’ll be able to but some chapters have 13000 words. I do try to get rid of unnecessary stuff but I also worry if I remove too much. I could summarize each chapter in 3 sentences *sigh*

Expect more drama!!! Come back in an hour for the actual chapter. Chapter 218

11 thoughts on “The Eunuch is Pregnant: Chapter 218”

  1. I will see you in 30ish minutes than! XD if you are going to post an image of text, make sure to usr a more obscure font. The common ones can be more easily and accurately converted to text!
    Thank you for the announcement post! XD

  2. How about setting up a captcha to stop the bots, then making it so that they cant copy the text by disabling the right click (wont stop them from stealing but it will be a massive pain for them).

    1. I don’t know how to set up a captcha. Do you? Can you teach me?

      I’ve already disabled copy and text and the right click option on desktops and laptops.

  3. One of the other novels I read has made their post easy puzzles to make it harder for people to steal. They also stopped announcing the release on Novel Updates, but they definitely lost readers who didn’t realize that they are still translating.

    Here is an example of their posts -> https://hikkinomori.mistbinder.org/2018/04/22/akuyaku-reijo-ni-koi-wo-shite-84th-update/

    I suggest using a combination of some of the things you’ve done before, but change things around occasionally. Its important to not be predictable.

    1) Make every post with multiple links like the other group does (just copy pieces of random text from old chapters or google translate text for the fake chapters.

    2) Make a simple clue to tell people which link is real (i.e. The real one is bolded, highlighted in purple, has a picture of a chicken instead of text).

    3) Make the link name unpredictable all the time and avoid using a simple pattern

    4) You can post hints or links in unpredictable places such as the comment section or the forum on Novel Updates. You could also make people hint multiple links. (for example, the announcing post has a link to a page with a fake chapter, at the top of that page is another link to the real chapter)

  4. Since we got mentioned, might as well chip in and save you some headache.

    Translation thieves use Novel Updates new release list to look for content to steal. No amount of hijinks with url’s, fake chapters or other obfuscation will help you as long as a direct link to the correct chapter exists on the NU feed. As long as you feel the need to list on NU, the number of tools realistically available to you as a non-technical user is limited. What we do works ( we haven’t been copied this year ) but IS NOT one of those. Our method requires some invisible backend tech wizardry that prevents the release posts from being bypassed.

    If you want to have a chat about what you can do, and what’s pointless hit me up on Discord. We were both on kookie’s TLC server last time I checked ( I’m there as [HnM] Pete ) and I’m always happy to help.

    Cheers,

    Peter,
    Hikkinomori Translations.

    1. Thanks for replying. I love your group and think you do a wonderful job. I didn’t mean to summon you, but its really nice to offer to help GCHAN. I hope she takes you up on her offer.

    2. Thank you! I will contact you some time this weekend! (I’m away for 2 days) Thank you for offering to help me!

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