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Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:35 pm

I found a place that still had a copy of the novel version of Macross 30 for sale. I bought me a copy. I spent the last few weeks translating and localizing the Prologue, all twenty-some-odd pages of it.


EDIT: December 5; TRANSLATION COMPLETE, 428 pages.



https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y7k ... sp=sharing



There is the link. So, I am going to ask you guys to read it and give me a 'Yea or Nay' on whether or not you want me to do the rest of it. 'Cause it's 346 pages long. I don't want to spend a year working on it if no one is going to read it.


As a reminder, it was the Canon entry for the franchise's 30th Anniversary. The basic synopsis was that temporal anomalies located on the planet Ouroboros were puling sources of Anima Spiritia (and those around them) through time to the planet's surface. The main characters from Zero through Frontier have to band together with the M30 peeps to solve the mystery of the Protoculture Ruins in order to get back to their own time. Except for Basara, who while there, refused to help anyone because he's a dick.


PS3 Game's Anime Intro:

https://dai.ly/x81awbb


Images from the book:

Cast, Right to Left, Top to Bottom:

Leon Sakaki, Mina Forte,
Aisha Blanchette

Rod Baltmer, Ushio Todo
Mei Leeron

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Re: Macross 30

Postby Cobalt » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:55 pm

I will read it. Give me a little bit to weigh in.
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Re: Macross 30

Postby Sabre » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:45 am

Inferno. I admire your talent for finding obscure and interesting tidbits.

Keep it up!

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:43 am

Cobalt wrote:I will read it. Give me a little bit to weigh in.



*thumbs-up*



Sabre wrote:Inferno. I admire your talent for finding obscure and interesting tidbits.




Wasn't easy to find a new copy of a book made in 2013 and whose print run was limited to the opposite side of the planet.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:22 pm

Updated through to the first Section Break of Chapter 1. About ten pages or so.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:19 pm

Completed Chapter 1.

The rest of the chapters are 40-70 pages each. I doubt that anyone is reading it, but regardless don't expect an update anytime soon. As you have undoubtedly noticed, it is taking most of my writing time as is and it's pretty slow going. Well, the straight translation is quick; it's the localization part that takes for-bloody-ever.



I also added in to the opening post some of the art that has been shown up to this point. Not the Dramatis Personae or location images as they have a lot of dialogue on them. The location images are on the planet's wiki page, anyway:

https://macross.fandom.com/wiki/Ouroboros

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Re: Macross 30

Postby Cobalt » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:42 pm

I'm reading it between inspections at work.
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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 pm

You have my sympathies.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby Gerhard » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:58 pm

I’ve been meaning to read it. Honestly.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:19 pm

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Mon May 17, 2021 11:09 am

Chapter 2 is now up.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby Cobalt » Mon May 17, 2021 11:16 am

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Re: Macross 30

Postby Flare™ » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:36 pm

I'll be reading!
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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:27 pm

I am still plugging away. Halfway through the next chapter. There has been a delay this week as my new $4.4K computer arrived all broken, so I had to take care of that (lots of calls, dealing with the company, the shipping service, insurance, getting it repacked and sent back for a replacement). Didn't leave me much time to do anything else. I'll get back to translating/localizing in short order.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby Cobalt » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:24 am

I would be incoherent with anger if I bought a computer and it arrived broken.
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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:30 pm

I was displeased.

Also, after sending it off for a replacement build, the shipping company made a second shipping label. So the package is duplicated in their system. The computer should arrive at its destination today, but people keeping coming by my house to pick up the phantom package no matter how many times I tell them that they already have it. I have spoken to the drivers, the company, even gone out to the regional distribution center. I am still dealing with every day.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:17 am

The new Chapter is up. It is 81 pages long. For the record, everything up to this point was a total of 100 pages.

Also, I updated the opening post with a couple of new images and added the link to the game's anime intro that had been posted elsewhere.

This Chapter is entitled “Relics Point” and I know that sounds a lot like “Reflex Point” but this is entirely different.

This is a story about a young defense force pilot who, after losing a woman that was very important to him, is shot down and stranded on a world that he had never been to before. There, he finds traitorous humans and aliens that he must contend with. Thankfully, he is able to join a small group of upstart transformable mecha pilots which includes a bossy woman, a sweet girl with amnesia and special powers, and a young man with a history of crossdressing and stage performances. This group then intends to seek out and infiltrate large alien structures whose maze-like interiors are guarded by insectoid mecha. But it will all be worth it if they can locate the Protoculture-based goodies hidden within.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:28 pm

Chapter 4 is up. 62 pages.

New image added to the top post.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:59 pm

Went back and fixed the grammar mistakes on Chapters 1-4. Double words, missing words, basic errors. There were, um, maybe as many as were pages. It should read much better now.

I still need to rewrite the first ten pages. I did those before I took a localizing approach. Those were more straight translated. One of these days I will fix that so that they fix with the rest of it.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:20 am

Chapter 5 is up. 47 pages. It's a short one.

No new art this time.


The next chapter is going to be the last one. It is long. Like, close to double the normal length. So, just a head's up that it is going to take me a while.

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Re: Macross 30

Postby InfernosCaress » Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:44 am

I worked for twelve hours on this today. I have uploaded:

2 new pieces of Art added to the top post.

Chapter 6

Epilogue

Classified Report (in-universe)

Afterward (real world message from the book's author)

Rewrote the first pages so that it lines up with the rest.

Retranslated the lyrics to Mina's two songs (since it has been a couple of years and my ability to translate things has improved. Someone feel free to add the lyrics to the Macross Wiki because I am too lazy to do that myself.)

Added "Planet Cradle" as the Intro between the Prologue and Chapter 1.

Added "Wonder Ring" as the Outro between the Epilogue and the Classified Report.


In other words:

~I AM FUGGIN' DONE!~


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Now that 'Macross' can have Western Releases, I wonder if 'Big West' would be interested in an already completed novel translation...

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