Just discovered something: you can actually fulfill the entire sidequest at the East Avenue Shrine in one chapter. Just go back to the Support Section dorms and rest before donating another dish. This just made getting this quartz much less annoying (if still tedious.)
Rise from your grave. Translation project is being worked on. Other site here. It will be our usual low quality work, at least in terms of translation. You can check it for yourself by looking at the scripts, which are public (see the 1st post at GBAtemp). The project lead would like to release only a complete patch, and I've decided to honor their wishes, for now. I am the programmer for the project. I was able to produce this video based on our team's work so far:
This is of the 1st 30 minutes (approx.). It does a very good job of showing off the script inserter, which is basically the whole premise of this video, but not very good at showing interface stuff like items (but there is some).
I once measured 105,000 lines in the script (1 line = 1 line of 1 text box), but the actual total is probably slightly higher. 11.5 characters per line (approx.). Not sure how many lines have been translated at this time; very few have been edited.