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by jjaquinta
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 031 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 031 (part 2) Is out!

I think you guys are being too harsh. I can't rate the Muster arc compared to the rest. I feel different things about them at different times. Both the Vilma back story arc and the Zott both seemed interminable. But I've made my peace with them. I'm glad Zoe survived. She was somewhat interesting. I...
by jjaquinta
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Battle Angel Movie Trailer!
Replies: 146
Views: 14012

Re: Alita Battle Angel Movie Trailer!

New trailer out tomorrow. Also looks like they pushed the release date to Feb 14th. Is that old news or did I just miss it? My daughter will be rip-shit pissed.
by jjaquinta
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: What will come next?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: What will come next?

Well, there are still a lot of blanks to be Chronicled on Mars. So there are still plenty of enigmas to resolve. (Treasure of Mars, Necrosoldiers, the Fall of Panzer Kunst) But the he let the enigma of Alita's origin ride for 20 years, so he's clearly comfortable with leaving us in suspense. If the ...
by jjaquinta
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?

Kagura, somehow, is not Dornburg The thing is, right before Alita's DNA test failed to show she was a Dornburg, they tested Kagura and got a positive. So for this to be true he had to fake that test. And if he faked that test, he could also have faked Alita's test. If we accept that he could have f...
by jjaquinta
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: So... Who's the *#!!*@\ is Yoko's momma?

(I think people aren't speculating because "we'll know in a week or two".) I thought the whole Alita - Princess of Mars thing was cool, but didn't ring true. If it was, then she would be the one to bring an end to War on Mars and free the planet from being a pawn between Venus and Jupiter. A cool ar...
by jjaquinta
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 030 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 030 (part 1) Is out!

ARRRRGGGHHHH! I hid from the spoilers on Discord, 'cause it looked like there was going to be a major reveal.
Almost. Almost. Almost.
Just a reveal that there's going to be a major reveal!
Probably.

(Thanks so much for the translation. I was really waiting for this one!)
by jjaquinta
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]

There's already been spoilers on the discord server. I've been avoiding them like the plague but this issue sounds like a doozy. Waiting patiently. Refreshing the forum about once an hour... :-)
by jjaquinta
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: log 30 will be at issue #16 [7/24]

A non-cleaned up computer scan and translation: We are going to be closed because of Yuki Kijashi and his sudden illness. Mr. Kiroji had the manuscript work to the limit while being in a state of physical condition, but I came up to where I can not go any further because of printing. I apologize. Th...
by jjaquinta
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 029 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 20
Views: 2725

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 029 (part 1) Is out!

I think the disk will have to do with the necro soldiers. But then there would have to be a Muster / Kunster association...
by jjaquinta
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 029 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 13
Views: 1609

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 029 (part 2) Is out!

That was unexpected. Totally caught me off. But pretty cool. More plot exposition and enigma resolution than I would have expected. Now I can't wait for the next issue!
by jjaquinta
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Fan Novelization - Japanese Novel

Not too many people seemed that into this. And someone on Reddit found where the Japanese novel was listed on English Amazon. That arrived yesterday and I've moved onto translating that. The first two pages took me about 2 hours last night, so it's slow going. The first chapter will take about a wee...
by jjaquinta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel

It did turn out longer than I expected. But I was trying to stick hard to the source material. Not quite 1000 words per picture. I wasn't sure how the fighting would turn out. Combat is frequent and an important part in Alita, but it doesn't translate well to prose. But I grew up with martial arts, ...
by jjaquinta
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel

Well, my daughter is 10. So I'm really doing the bulk of the writing. :-) But she has been an active participant, so I felt obligated to put her name on it too. It's been an interesting project so far. I've written several other books https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&fi...
by jjaquinta
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Fan Novelization - Chapter 1, Rusty Angel

http://www.ocean-of-storms.com/vote4joe/BattleAngelAlita.htm My daughter and I started this before we found out there was going to be an official novelization of the movie. So this is a prose rendering of the first issue of the Manga. Please let me know what you think of it and if you think we shou...
by jjaquinta
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Scriptwriter confirms Mars is in film
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Scriptwriter confirms Mars is in film

"United Republic of Mars"? Really? So, I figured if Mars was in it, it would just be the Yoko + Erica in the minefield bit. That's all we get for, what, the first decade of the comic? It's a nice clue that there's a lot more to Alita than just some cyborg that got dumped on the scrap heap. Maybe as ...
by jjaquinta
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 028 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 27
Views: 2662

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 028 (part 2) Is out!

I'm content to give Kodansha space to develop the story. The one thing that grabbed me about Alita from the start was that it was plotted with the long view. A lot of narratives start with an end in mind, and when their popularity exceeds the narrative, it gets extended in artificial ways. I was ama...
by jjaquinta
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Hmm. I'll finish chapter 1, post it, and let people chime in if they think it's worth it. I'm trying hard *not* to be fan-fiction, and introduce more than the absolute minimum of material not in the comic. I just want some subtle Gunnm merch Have a look at the "Alita Necklace" thread. I've got a 3D ...
by jjaquinta
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: Alita: Battle Angel tie-in merch

Damn. How did I miss this thread? I hadn't seen any word of a novel so I started my fan novelization last night.I'm not sure it's worth continuing if there is going to be a canonical one done. :-(
by jjaquinta
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Necklace
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Alita Necklace

I've got ZBrush and, if I was more of an artist, I could actually try to model her properly. But I'm more of a programmer than an artist and have got a ways to go before I can do a decent job of that. You can sort of paint the surface, but it isn't quite solid and flat. After I took that picture I w...
by jjaquinta
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Necklace
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Alita Necklace

Silhouettes are easy. Proper 3D a bit harder. And I can only do monochrome on my current printer. But if you point me at some artwork you like I'll see what I can rig up. :-)
by jjaquinta
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita Necklace
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Alita Necklace

Something I 3D printed for my daughter. Any other ideas?
Image
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Fan Novelization
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Fan Novelization

I've wanted, for a while now, to do a fan translation of the 1997 novel. However I haven't been able to get an electronic copy of it. With my work on Amazon Echo/Google Assistant I've been working with people in the visually impaired community. They are very excited to see someone making substantive...
by jjaquinta
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Why do we have to read backwards?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Why do we have to read backwards?

It's cheaper to not mirror them. That, I think more than anything else, drives the choice when it comes down to it.
by jjaquinta
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Saw the trailer in the theater today
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Saw the trailer in the theater today

Took the family to The Last Jedi today, and, delight of delights, the Alita trailer was one of the ones they showed! It was awesome to see it on the big screen. You could hear my daughter and I cheering across the whole theater. Anyway, it looked good on the big screen. I thought it looked a lot bet...