This post brought to you by intruding friends, Aion Online, and a hoard of other things I won’t delve into…
That said, Having been badgered into playing Aion by aforementioned friends, it did provide some insight into the systems, etc, mentioned in SAO. So I guess it wasn’t a total waste of time…
Right, back on topic. Content PDF for SAOv1 is complete! Translation was a lot better than I had heard, only needed to tweak a few tiny grammatical lumps I noticed. And I must add, it was a very entertaining read. Edit: On re-reading parts, I picked up a few more errors, though most of them were the things people (for whatever stupid reason) got angry at me for correcting in Index. So i’ll just leave them.
With the content done, all that’s left is the usual courtesies with the translator (Which i must confess I forgot to do before getting started), and a cover design. I’ve got my fingers crossed for release this side of new year’s, but I’ll have to see how it goes.
As usual, PDFs etc can be found on the project page. If you see an error/mistake, let me know, it’s far easier to fix before I upload to Blurb. And if you’ve got an idea for a cover, or even better, a design itself, let me know! Contact information is on the about page as ever.
EDIT: Oh, yeah, as some may notice, i have not included chapter 16.5 in this release – it has come to my attention that it is non-canon material, and it doesn’t really fit with the rest of the book. Not to mention that having a chapter title ‘Sixteen-Point-Five’ would totally look shit. If there’s a sufficient number of people who want it anyway, i’ll think about including it in the side story book – but that’s all off in the future.
EDIT 2: So yeah, finished the cover design. Hope you like it and stuff. Figures might as well keep some sort of continuity going with the covers for these things. Also figures a bit of colour never goes astray… right? I’ll get this onto blurb, make the posts, etc, etc, etc tomorrow – I’m way too buggered to do it right now.
Yet another edit: Yeah, didn’t plan on it taking this long, but blurb’s uploader is being shitty – it’s dropped my files at preflight twice now, not helped by my ISP’s atrocious upload speed cap. Still hoping to get it done today.