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by jjaquinta
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 034 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 19
Views: 1751

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 034 (part 2) Is out!

I'd also love to know something about the ACTUAL Gally and Figure 4. I kinda imagine they will eventually pop up at some point with a bunch of kids like Shumira and her husband. Isn't that what fan fiction is for? :cheesygrin: I started doing a prose version of the manga a while back. But no one se...
by jjaquinta
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 034 (part 1) Is out!
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 034 (part 1) Is out!

Short, yes, but did you see the headline: The Yoko of the past and the Alita of the future. The final chapter of the "Gunnm" Saga where their stories connect!!! That could herald the end of this arc. For a moment I wondered if the notebook had something to do with the Treasure of Mars. This could be...
by jjaquinta
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 033 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 033 (part 2) Is out!

I'm kind of seeing the story like a fractal. At each juncture there is a branching pattern. New characters, plot elements, and so on. The narrative follows one of the branches, and then it branches again. It's a little hard to follow, reading once or twice a month. I'll have to catch up and read a w...
by jjaquinta
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: A colossal error or a deliberate change in the story? (Alita: Battle Angel)
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: A colossal error or a deliberate change in the story? (Alita: Battle Angel)

I posted about my daughter noticing it in an earlier thread. Since then we went back and watched the Anime and her brain is in there too. So it has the same "error". For the OVA, I would say it was made before the "Secret of Triphares" was published and Kishiro didn't want to tip his hand. For the m...
by jjaquinta
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

My eagle eyed daughter noted that, in the movie, when we see Chiren prepped to "Go to Zalem", that the dismembered organs include a brain. :shock: I guess Cameron didn't read as far as "The Secret of Triphares".
by jjaquinta
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: no Mars Chronicle log 33 this week
Replies: 30
Views: 5270

Re: no Mars Chronicle log 33 this week

Does anyone ever do fan drawn manga for abandoned (or slow) ones? I've seen rip-off/humor/satirical ones professionally done.
by jjaquinta
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Who is Dasein?
Replies: 20
Views: 1955

Re: Who is Dasein?

Hmm, but what do we know about queen Limira? What about her bear? All the tropes point to Limira being wise and beneficent. It would be poor writing to go back on that without foreshadowing. However, does she really believe the bear "is her father" or is it an affectation? If I were an evil overlor...
by jjaquinta
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Novel prequel to the movie
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Novel prequel to the movie

Well, there is no doubt that I have thought a lot about this. I had my own ambitions to novelize Battle Angel Alita, and even posted the first sample chapter here somewhere. But I was never able to make the right contacts to find out who owned the rights. Plus my currently stalled efforts to fan-tra...
by jjaquinta
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

By the way, I loved the Indian movie Bahubali BAAAAAHUUUUUUBAAAAAALIIIIIII! That was a freaking awesome movie! The kids and I have watched it at least a half dozen times or so. Even my wife liked it. :-) I highly recommend it to people as a good lesson in cultural expectations. It's a high budget, ...
by jjaquinta
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Now when you see Chinese film there's no restraint in their kicks and punches they are trained martial artist so the action feels extremely authentic, You are smart to use words like better and feels authentic rather than realistic . The closest I've got to realistic fighting (in so far as you can ...
by jjaquinta
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Novel prequel to the movie
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Novel prequel to the movie

I'm reading through it at the moment. I'm planning on doing a review when I finish. So far I'm finding it very difficult. I've been a huge apologist for the movie, but the novel I'm really not liking. Gut wrenching bang-head-against-wall moment from last night's reading: after a tussle between Hugo ...
by jjaquinta
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations

There was a big Roller Derby tournament in Boston this weekend (The Lobstah Roll) and they all went to see a film together. But they went to Captain Marvel, not Alita. :-( I think they would have enjoyed Alita a lot more.
by jjaquinta
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

I love "walls of text". More content to read. :-) Anyway, some thoughts and reactions... Hugo . The prequel novel does bring in his brother and his quest for Zalem as motivation. (Although he wants to fly a hot-air drone over the city and take pictures, not physically go there.) Since, to its detrim...
by jjaquinta
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 032 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 20
Views: 3097

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 032 (part 2) Is out!

Given how that chick disarmed Erica, I think we're getting closer to Panzer Kunst.
by jjaquinta
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Nova's primary motivation in the manga is to identify individuals with deep karma and test them. Well, if the prequel novel is anything to go by, he's just a tin-plated dictator. They talk about the twelve flying cities, and how only one survived the Mars attack, and how the people of that city wan...
by jjaquinta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: On the ending of Alita and the movie adaptations

From the international sales, it is looking like there will be a sequel. When Cameron bought the rights, there wasn't a Last Order. So I think all of his vision for the movies is going to be constrained by that. I largely expect any sequel to diverge even more from the manga. They could fill a whole...
by jjaquinta
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

Fan fiction is not "fair use". Many authors tolerate it. But it is within their rights to demand you to take it down. I had a long talk with C.J.Cherryh after she asked me to take mine down about it. They own the IP. And you can restrict their future plans by writing additional works using their IP....
by jjaquinta
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

I almost started writing a audio game based on Alita for the movie. Much like a text adventure game but done via voice. You are a hunter warrior, you review the bounty list, and wander the districts of the scrapyard looking for bounties to capture. You can use the rewards from captured bounties to u...
by jjaquinta
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: official photos of Hot Toys 1/6 movie Alita action figure
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Fox Merchendise

I've been bugging my comic store about Alita merchandise for ages, but all they got in was the Funko Pop distorted figures. Finally picked up a Fox site that lists merchandise from the twitter feed: https://shop.foxmovies.com/collections/alita I'm really not that impressed. The "Hunter Warrior" T sh...
by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel reviews
Replies: 20
Views: 2025

Re: Alita: Battle Angel reviews

Another non-spoiler I keep forgetting to mention. Although the CGI was freaking amazing , the 3D part of it is kind of "meh". If you want spectacle, go for IMAX if you can. Apparently, because of the aspect ration, there is, literally, more on the screen. Probably nothing significant, but it will wr...
by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Is there anybody among us that doesn't like Nova? Hand goes up. I always thought he was a bit of a contrived antagonist. The only empathy I ever felt for him was that really powerful scene where he takes off his glasses. I was a little disappointed in the movie where they play that card right away....
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

A lot of people rag on the Ghost In The Shell movie. Frankly, my daughter and I enjoyed the movie. Not awesome, but not bad. But since I knew a lot of people didn't like it, I went back, downloaded and read the original manga. It sucked. The plot jumped around. The artwork was patchy. Gratuitous nud...
by jjaquinta
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

Ha ha. You should see me post on the Alexa development slack. It is utterly true there that the more cynical you are the longer you have been around! I try to approach things I hotly anticipate with really low expectations. I was very happy there was going to be more Alita merchandise, but, frankly,...
by jjaquinta
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

kamugin wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:00 pm
I know that jjaquinta ... is a newbie (no offense intended),
I guess I have to concede to your immense superiority since I have only been reading Alita for 20 years. (hat on heart)
by jjaquinta
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 8973

Re: Alita: Battle Angel Movie - Spoiler Thread

The scrapyard was very rich. A lot of detail. I think, because it was a live set, it probably wasn't as "dirty" as you can make a static drawing. But, then, "dirty" is actually really hard to do with CGI. At least up close. The distance shots, which are all CGI do look suitably shabby. I think I wou...