Tuesday, November 12, 2019

DICE, chapter 303 (reader)

We've survived the hardest chapter in memory!

DICE 303

Here is the original (click if for no other reason than to see what we were facing!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more, paywalled chapters.)

Many thanks to Serena, for facing up to the task.

Seriously… DICE has always been the queen of webtoons in the sense that anyone editing it is confronted with challenges that are in a league of their own. Who edits this series can edit anything in the webtoon realm. This chapter is proof of that.

(Yes, the lettering was by hand. There was no other way.)

Let's see if the tramps in LINE can do this chapter justice some four months from now.

We'll be striving to catch up, now.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

DICE, chapter 302 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 302

Here is the original (if you've been clicking so far, no reason to stop now; if you've not, be guilty and begin!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

DICE, chapter 301 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 301

Here is the original (if you haven't clicking to support the author so far, it's never too late or too early to begin!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

A warm welcome to Serena, who redrew this chapter and joined the team as a redrawer.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

DICE, chapter 300 (reader)

Wow, another big round number!

DICE 300

Here is the original (click-support if only for the numerical achievement!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

The next chapter has a delay warning in Naver, without a set date.

About that… this is just speculation, but I wonder whether something is happening to the author in real life for the past couple months. The period of chapters with little plot progression and little text has been more or less the period of late releases and low rates.

Some people think that we don't cut other workers any slack when they have trouble in real life and that affects their work, so why should we cut webtoonists any? Well, if I put myself in this author's shoes, he's married and has had two daughters in the course of producing DICE.

I dunno what kind of contract webtoonits have with Naver. I don't think any outsider does. If they are paid for output, and don't receive any wages between the end of one project and the beginning of the next one, I should think a father of two would be under great pressure to extend the run of a series until they are ready to begin the next with as short an interval as possible.

Of course I don't think that should be cause to be less critical of releases. Personally, I'm not bothered by chapters with little progression. Any series, even my favourite ones like this, has its ups and downs. (With the possible exception of FMA.) In this case, I'll just keep enjoying the art and the dialogues until he gets his act together and brings the series to its conclusion. All of the above is speculation. Perhaps he's under a writer's block for the conclusion. Perhaps he's just feeling lazy.

Some people take breaks from reading in periods like this and come back after a few months so they can binge through the slow-progression part.

The wrong links for raws after chapter 293 have been corrected. Kudos to lfaccidentwill for spotting the mistake.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

DICE, chapter 299 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 299

Here is the original (he's done almost 300 chapters for you; have you click-supported him 300 times? If not, time to catch up!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

Boofy's gone on a break, so we're looking for at least one other redrawer to join us.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

DICE, chapter 298 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 298

Here is the original (who knows, your clicks of support may expedite the end of the series) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

Chapter 299, like this one, will be a little late.

Monday, September 23, 2019

DICE, chapter 297 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 297

Here is the original (click-support the author, it's much better than trying to rationalise reading bootleg translations) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

This chapter was translated by Choo Choo Cat, drudgery was done by yours truly and Boofy did the redraws.

Monday, September 16, 2019

DICE, chapter 296 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 296

Here is the original (I'm almost running out of ideas to cajole you into clicking to support the author, but that doesn't mean you oughtn't to) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

DICE, chapter 295 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 295

Here is the original (click-support and help the author make ends meet between this series and whatever he creates next!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

And given how this chapter played out…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iapVomK4eFA

Monday, September 2, 2019

DICE, chapter 294 (reader)

Enjoy the chapter!

DICE 294

Here is the original (remember, it's before the dawn that the darkness is deeper and the support clicks help the most!) and here is the latest browser-based English official release by LINE. (Via the smartphone application, you can read three more chapters.)

What came to my mind while working on this chapter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBvOHpNhswo