Well, the author finally replied. He’s really angry that I translated and dumped Chapter 3 of Dakini. Then I got angry at him because he failed to reply to my emails for a month. I only dumped Chapter 3 because I thought he kicked me to the curb. We argued for a bit and, yeah, it’s all over.
Apparently he looked at the translated shitposting threads on 4chan and wanted to take time to cool his head and expected me to wait for him. How long was I supposed to wait, two months? Also, he was considering my idea, did lots of research about the manga translation business, but he didn’t want me to work on Dakini for free because the idea is “too horrible”. This doesn’t fly with me because I’m the one who suggested working for free in the first place. But hey, he could’ve told me that three weeks earlier. We could’ve worked something out and avoided this stupid shit. Also, he’s planning on making a crowdfunding campaign for an English version of Dakini with the Pandemonium translator. So maybe I provoked him? Maybe he wasn’t going to reply until he found a different translator? I don’t know. Despite the author, Dakini in itself is amazing, so I hope the crowdfunding campaign goes well. I wonder how long it will take for Dakini to get released in English.
He also told me that he doesn’t want me to work on any of his other works, so I’m not going to translate Tsunousagi.