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by jjaquinta
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)

I've made a start of it here . It's a bit tough going. It's all in the present tense, which is probably faithful to the original, but most novels in English use the past tense, so I'm switching to that. I can see that the word order and some of the phrasing is close to the original Japanese, which, ...
by jjaquinta
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)

Wow. That's a surprisingly good translation of chapter one. Must better than what I got with mine. Is it a computer translation? If so, which software. If it's human, well, I guess that's what you are paying for. I've (self) published several novels. I even started a fan novelization of the manga, w...
by jjaquinta
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)

How do the scans compare to the ones in my repo? Those are 2,550px × 3,510px, but not the cleanest. Have you tried OCR on any of them?
by jjaquinta
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)
Replies: 16
Views: 349

Re: Translate project: novelization of Gunnm (1997)

I bought it too, with the express desire to do a fan translation of it. My process was this: * Scan the pages of the book * Clean up the scan of each page * Do an OCR of each page * Do a machine translation of each page * Do an edited version of the machine translation I got some of the way through ...
by jjaquinta
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 036 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 18
Views: 2468

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 036 (part 2) Is out!

If you want to see proper, expert level of shield wielding, you must hand it over to Captain America. There's none better than him to show how it's done. :D Yes, some of those fights scenes did capture it pretty good. Kind of gets to the "think of it as two swords". The shield is as active a part o...
by jjaquinta
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 036 (part 2) Is out!
Replies: 18
Views: 2468

Re: Gummn - Mars Chronicle 036 (part 2) Is out!

Well, since we're all obsessing about the final panel... The closest to fighting I've ever done was for several years doing medieval combat. Mostly I fought sword and shield. There's a lot more to using a shield than people think. Certainly the movies get it wrong, where it's just this static thing,...
by jjaquinta
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Battle Angel Alita ( Last Order / Mars Chronicle )
Topic: gunnm mars chronicle volume 7 cover
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: gunnm mars chronicle volume 7 cover

My daughter and I watched this the other night. She spends a lot of time drawing so she loved it. We turned on subtitles, and then found another setting to translate them. It was much better than expected. Most of it was pretty easy to follow, until he used technical words for something. Then it got...
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: 15918

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: 8931

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: 10254

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: 6532

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: 62910

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: 19594

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: 12601

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: 6527

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: 62910

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: 62910

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: 6527

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: 13110

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: 62910

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: 16152

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: 62910

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: 13110

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: 19285

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: 19285

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...