Little Cooking Saint weird chapter jumps, lol, wut author-san?
Alright, a little explanation from Gumihou re this special announcement page.
I use the webnovel to translate, and sometimes the author changes their minds midway through their writing… If you had read the earlier chapters, you might have encountered a very short, barely A4 size page worth of content. I expect that the author must have deleted a whole bunch of stuff there because after that the there was a weird name typo and there was a sudden jump in character development.
Whatever, let’s get on with the translation. Then, I encountered this beauty below. And yes, the chapters went from 44, 45 to 33??
I would have taken the much simpler step of cutting away the Matsutake Meatroll Arc if it were not for 1 very crucial thing. Character Development. I am very, very sensitive to Plot and Character Development. Part of the reason why I hated Here Comes the Lady Chef, ugh!
It would be spoiler-y for me to explain why stuff was deleted from the Matsutake Meatroll Arc, but I promise to explain if anyone is interested when we reach the Sashimi Arc, because the repercussions from the MM Arc reached all the way to the S Arc.
|39||Matsutake Meatroll (1)||37.1||Matsutake Meatroll (a)||Posted|
|40||Matsutake Meatroll (2)||37.2||Matsutake Meatroll (b)||Reposted – Adjusted for plot|
|41||Matsutake Meatroll (3)||(3) too short after adjustment, absorbed into the next chapter|
|42||Matsutake Meatroll (4)||37.4||Matsutake Meatroll (c)|
|43||Matsutake Meatroll (5)||37.5||Matsutake Meatroll (d)||Some details from (e) went into (d) and vice-versa|
|44||Matsutake Meatroll (6)||37.6||Matsutake Meatroll (e)|
|Things deleted & Adjusted for Plot – A lot|
|45||Vermillion Meat (1)||38.1||Vermillion Meat (a)||Yes, it went from (1) to (3)|
|33||Vermillion Meat (3)||38.2||Vermillion Meat (b)|
|34||Vermillion Meat (4)||38.3||Vermillion Meat (c)|
|35||Vermillion Meat (5)||38.4||Vermillion Meat (d)|
|Things deleted or Adjusted – None, unless you count sentence adjustments|
|36||Sashimi (1)||39.1||Sashimi (a)||Just a bit more…|
|37||Sashimi (2)||39.2||Sashimi (b)|
|38||Sashimi (3)||39.3||Sashimi (c)|
|39||Sashimi (4)||39.4||Sashimi (d)|
|40||Sashimi (5)||40||Sashimi (e)||We are now back to normal!|
|41||Sashimi (6)||41||Sashimi (f)|
|42||Sashimi (7)||42||Sashimi (g)|
|43||Sashimi (8)||43||Sashimi (h)|
|44||Sashimi (9)||44||Sashimi (i)|
|45||Sashimi (10)||45||Sashimi (j)|
|46||Sashimi (11)||46||Sashimi (k)|
|47||Sashimi (12)||47||Sashimi (l)|
|48||Sashimi (13)||48||Sashimi (m)|
|49||Sashimi (14)||49||Sashimi (n)|
|50||Sashimi (15)||50||Sashimi (o)|
By the way, among the stuff deleted, arranged in no particular order or sequence, were as listed:
(Not really) spoiler alert!
- Encounter with Male Character
- Received bad news from Male Character – Lao Er died, Xiao Qi was kidnapped?!!
- A high-status character was introduced
- A special good draw undue interest to our MC
- A Very Important Society
These were all deleted, by the way, lol. Oh, the Society remained, but I demoted it from Very Important to Important-ish.
It pains me as a writer to see the potential of a novel cut short, whenever possible, I like to fix it so that the message within the novel shines the brightest. As readers of The Feast knows, I often rearrange sentence structures, split dialogues or even add details in places where I think is appropriate.
Whenever I add stuff, it’s always indicated with a footnote, as I did in Chapter 205 of The Feast.
I mean, the potential is just there! How could I just let it go?!
I’m not Elsa, lol!
Thus ends the explanation for the weird chapter adjustment, lolz!