I didn't manage to finish this by Easter. I'm so bad at making deadlines. But I came REAL close to finishing, since I'm editing the last two stages and the ending credits now. And then I have to work on the title screens again since I seem to have misplaced some of my work in progress (the actual logo designs are safe, it's the reinserted data that needs to be rebuilt.)
So, pretty soon.
Also, I officially canceled the Nettou King of Fighters '96 translation patch since the game was actually released in Europe. And Dunk Heroes too because someone else released a decent translation patch for it months ago. Yep. Sorry.
You're probably wondering, what the heck happened? Well, I had to take my website down for a week in order to clean it up. I needed to replace the theme with one that was better optimized and had a few more features. I was originally planning on releasing Kyattou Ninden Teyandee today - yeah, on April 1st. I know, right? Well, that didn't happen due to my computer overheating due to the weather. I did however manage to finally figure out a simple way to add the names to the ending screen credit roll. Neat, huh?
And yes, I am aware that someone else has already released a full translation for the game. Very aware. However, judging from the screenshots I've seen, the guy went with an all-uppercase font and left a lot of things unfinished. That translation was one of the reasons why I decided to finish my own translation. The other was the announcement of official DVD boxset releases for the show (I hope they're not censored and that they include the missing episodes that were not aired in America) so I figured, screw it, might as well get this done with.
I expect to have this the translation finished by next weekend if all goes well. The only things that are missing from the games so far are the title screens, and I still have to finish rewriting the US version of the patch. And figure out how to distribute the thing. Due to the amount of changes that MottZilla and Optomon did to the game itself, creating a legal patch won't be so easy. I'll figure something out.
The other thing I want to mention is the donation link on the sidebar. You're probably thinking, "That lazy git is demanding money from us now?!" Well, no, not really. What do you think I am, some sort of Wolve from the Night? That donation link does not give me any money; it contains a PayPal donation link for my webhost, Parodius Networking. They have hosted me for several years at no charge, so please, if you've liked what I've done, give them a couple of bucks. They deserve it for hosting my lazy ass for so long.
So anyway. Keep your eyes on Twitter for more updates.
Tags: Creator: Bernie Wrightson, Creator: Brett Booth, Creator: Doug Mahnke, Publisher: DC Comics, Publisher: Marvel Comics
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a classic of literature that has been adapted to movies several times, some more faithfully than others. But none have come close to portraying him as Shelley once wrote:
How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great god, His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscle and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion, and straight black lips.
Instead, what most of us think of when we hear the name (or word) Frankenstein is this:
For cris'sakes, THEY MADE HIM GREEN FOR SOME REASON. (Boris Karloff photo taken from TV Tropes' Frankenstein 1931 article.)
Thankfully, not everyone sees him the same way. So here's some examples of the many depictions of Frankenstein's creation found in comic books and other media! Click heRRRRRRRRRRRRR for more!
Tags: Creator: Doug Moench, Creator: Paul Gulacy, Publisher: Warren Publishing, Strategic Censor Kirby, Title: Eerie
While the previous two posts were a full summary of a complete limited series, this entry will focus more on the writing and the artwork. I'm totally not being lazy here. Really.
This is Blood on Black Satin, written by Doug Moench, with beautiful artwork by Paul Gulacy. Continue reading...
Tags: Artist: Simon Bisley, Publisher: Topps Comics, Series: Jason Vs Leatherface, Strategic Censor Kirby
I'll be posting both issues #2 and #3 together because the former is mostly character "development".
Like the previous post, the contents are not safe for work due to violence. The cover's... confusing.
Tags: Artist: Simon Bisley, Publisher: Topps Comics, Series: Jason Vs Leatherface
Yes, this really happened.
Not a lot of people these days realize it, but Topps (you know, the sports trading card company) published comic books from 1993 to 1998. They produced several series based on licensed properties, the most popular of which were probably The X-Files series, which ran for 41 issues and had a few other specials produced. There's a list over at Comic Book DB but it might be incomplete. (They made a Barbi Twins comic? Seriously?)
The bulk of their work was licensed stuff from movies and TV. Smack dab in the middle of all of this was a weird miniseries called...
Yep, they managed to merge the Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes... almost. Released in October 1995, this three issue miniseries has a lot of gore, and a surprising amount of exposition. But don't take my word for it - let's have a look...
Tags: Creator: Dan Schoening, Creator: Erik Burnham, Creator: Tristan Jones, Publisher: IDW, Series: Ghostbusters
So I was reading IDW's Ghostbusters #1 and well, found a ton of awesome easter eggs and references to the series' lore that I figured would be nice to share with people. The first one is a biggie, and reported by several comic news sites that I don't really read 'cause I'm dumb like that. John Belushi is in this comic. Sorta.
It's an interesting tribute, considering Onionhead (who'd later be known as Slimer in the cartoon series and the video game) was supposed to be a tribute to Belushi, who died before the movie was greenlit. I noticed a bunch of other stuff which might have gone unnoticed by most folks... The following contains spoilers for the book! (more...)
Tags: Character: Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man, Character: Sue Dibny, This doesn't exist in DC anymore
Ralph and Sue Dibny.
While there's a good chance they'll be brought back to life, their entire backstory from the Justice League International series - which was what made me appreciate them as characters - will likely be erased. And will probably remain uncollected.
Now excuse me, I think I have something in my eyes...
(From Breakdowns part 15: Swan Song, written by Kevin Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis, penciled by Kevin Maguire. Originally published in Justice League America Vol 1 #60, March 1992, reprinted in DC Retroactive: Justice League America #1, August 2011.)
Optomon was kind enough to help me out with an awesome adaptation of Samurai Pizza Cats' for the still upcoming NES translation.
And yes, it's still coming. Hell, now I have no excuse to not finish this. Go shower him with praises and stuff at his Youtube account and while you're there, listen to the other musical pieces he's created.
Tags: Character: Roy Harper / Arsenal / Speedy / Red Arrow, This doesn't exist in DC anymore
(Might be considered NSFW due to blood.)