The story is now complete. Start here.
Bottomless thanks to the incomparable Arthur Meursault, without whom the project may never have been finished. This hero jumped on board long after it had become obvious my Chinese skills were the only real bottleneck. Say a little prayer for those years and thousands I spent on that education!
Thanks also, long overdue, to the author of the original work, who shall remain nameless until such time as the ebook is ready for publication. They have written many more short stories in this style - in fact, not sure if I had clarified this when I began writing, but the author is known as the canonical Sino-Lovecraftian artisan on the Chinese Internet. So you could find out who they were ahead of time if you were industrious enough. What matters is that yes, there may be even more down the line, if this does well enough and I can somehow fit yet another goddamn thing into my shitposting schedule. Their support - going strong since my half of the project's inception in 2015 - has been priceless.
That's all for now.