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Thank God. I was about to PM you and ask if you needed money. Thanks for breaking my bookmarks! :p

Blame the hosts!

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Revised and expanded!

Variable Fighter Master File VF-19 Excalibur: The Traces Of The Sacred Sword: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTvfmf/OTvfmf.php

- beyond a bunch of minor changes, the reorganization of some blocks of text to make them more comprehensible, and a couple of passages that were retranslated, there is a bunch more previously untranslated content (pilot suits, block numbers, and squadron markings), among other changes from the previous release. Enjoy!

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Revised and thoroughly expanded (but by no-means complete):

Macross Chronicle Series Guide: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/MCother.php

- it wasn't my intent to do so much (just paste up the existing text in html), but the MC is like a comfortable old glove, and once started, I found myself trucking along. Hopefully it'll prove informative or insightful to someone (mind you, I did find the intent of the original publisher at the start of the series interesting, especially from a POV after the revised edition has been published).

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Revised and mucho expanded!

Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings Of The Stratosphere: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTvfmf/OTvfmf.php

- this book... there's just so much in it that looks interesting, and by and large, the majority of it is. Alas, I ran out of steam before getting around to doing the VF-1A/J/S variants. But on the other hand, I believe I've polished off all the bits n the F-14 (and variants), and I'm fairly certain that many of you will find such things as the wing armament charts in, well, chart form, valuable.

Aside from doing the F-14 and up to the subtitles of all the VF-1 paint schemes (the main goals), I've gone and done things like the VF-1's parameters (nothing new), the block number chart (quite interesting for something that ought to be banal) and fuselage minor changes, the pilot suits, the RAM/SCRAM Jet modes, Streak Valkyrie's Challenge chart, the CVS-101 data and chart captions, carrier-borne aircraft, and the Fleet Deployment Chart.

This book is literally endless in interesting things!

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Complete:

Great Mechanics 8: Macross Zero: VF-0 & SV-51; Behind The Scenes Of The Setting For "Zero": http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTgreatmechanics.php

- and here I was thinking of a simple "proofread and slap into php"! It turned into another marathon, as interesting things kept catching my eye >.<

So, on top of some of the first commentary and stats on the SV-51 and VF-0D that were released, it's also got an extremely interesting interview/conversation with Kawamori-san and Chiba-san; which ranges from their relationship, how Macross stats are created, Kawamori's opinion on "canon" and the stats themselves, and plenty of wonderful ideas they had that just didn't make it into the finished series (and a few of those are extremely interesting, thought provoking additions). Some of their decisions were quite surprising, and their comments on viewers and how the shows treat them is enlightening, perhaps more so about the terms they book it in.

For me, the spot where they talk about the scene where Shin fires two missiles at the enemy fighter is the highlight of the interview/conversation - highlighting not only how much thought and detail they put into it, but also how much respect that blink-and-you-miss it sequence holds for the viewer!

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Pash! Animation File 02: Macross Frontier: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTmiscmagazines.php

Somehow my "quick" project of slapping the existing translation into php ended up being a 2 week marathon of translating! I always intended to do the section on Gaul 4 and the Vajra Homeworld, but I also ended up doing the sections on the facilities/locations inside the Frontier Fleet (how many other sources have gone into detail about that?). I also found it neat that they wrote it from the angle of a sales brochure come travel magazine. A refreshing break from the usual way such information is presented, eh?

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Updated:

SDFM DYRL PS1 Game Mail-in Gift: Minmei's Last Message: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTother.php

- no major changes. Hopefully the polishing I did will make it all that more comprehensible.

Macross Frontier Archives: 3D & Setting Document Collection: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTmiscbooks.php#MF

- did quite a bit more polishing on this one. Although the hand drawn lineart for the VF-25 in this book is awesome-sauce, it sucks that there aren't any helpful notes to indicate what a bunch of the details are. >.<

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Revised:

Newtype Ace Feb. 2012 Special Appendix 1: Macross F The Movie - My Best Memory: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTmiscmagazines.php

- mostly unchanged (formatting aside). But one MAJOR translation error has been fixed. Namely: "The respective futures of Sheryl & Ranka, and Aruto, who flew off" fixed to the correct: "The respective futures that Sheryl, Ranka, and Aruto chose."

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Revised:

Model Graphix #299: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/OTmiscmagazines.php

- majorly reworked the descriptions gleaned from the picts. The stuff on the YF-25 Prophecy (the only parts of the magazine that matter to the wider Macross universe) have been significantly upgraded (read: more readable, IMHO).

My translation pace is starting to drop off these days... on the other hand, I'm publishing a piece of art every day! Check out my DA page for some Macross-like art.

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... and back from arting to a bit of translations/htmling:

Glossary/Disambiguation: http://www.mtranslation.host-ed.me/Glossary.php

- with this coming up a couple of times in the past week or two, I made the time to flesh it out a bit more. Hopefully with this edit, I've got the majority of the major terms, and the disambiguation parts will help people outside of figuring out what my translations are talking about! :lol:

Anyhow, back to arting...

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... and we're back, on a new host. (well, same one... anyhow) Must have hit one of the lower limits or something as they gave me the boot about 4 months earlier than expected...

Anyhow, all your favourite Macross Translations and RPG stats, now dripping in groovy monkey bacon drippings!

Translations: http://www.monkeybacon.host-ed.me/

RPG Stats & more: http://www.monkeybacon.host-ed.me/Stats/index.php

Kudos to George Yamamori for spotting the host's shenanigans.

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Thanks Sketchley, i'm doing some research about the Fold Quartz for my fic and when I found that your site was down I pushed this button:

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Alright, finally worked may way through a major hurdle in my stats website, and it's high time I got back to making fresh translations (the 'updating' past translations project is still firmly on the back burner.

First project: "SDF-1 Macross: A Thorough Analysis" - that 1/2400 papercraft book.

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And... the first few pages are up. The instructions are pretty dry going at times, but hopefully they'll clarify some of the questions I had when I started this kit "tekito" style.

http://www.monkeybacon.host-ed.me/ -> Other Books -> SDF-1 Macross: A Thorough Analysis [the SDF-1 Papercraft]

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Great stuff as per usual! So much of it makes for very interesting reading!

And I must ask.. What is "monkey bacon" !?!?

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Great stuff as per usual! So much of it makes for very interesting reading!

And I must ask.. What is "monkey bacon" !?!?

It's an in-joke.

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Sketchley, have you migrated anything from your old site? I'm curious to know where the VF-19 Master file translations went, as I'd like to know what's contained in the book I just bought...

/edit/

nevermind I just found all of it... Don't mind me I"m just dumb, asking questions before clicking links...

/edit/edit/

What book has information on the Caliburn?

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The Macross the Ride books, especially the Visual Guide Vol. 1.

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The Macross the Ride books, especially the Visual Guide Vol. 1.

Much obliged.

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It's an in-joke.

ahhh ok.. do I really want to know or am I best off not knowing..? ;)

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What happened to the site?

Looks like the web host suspended the account again... I wonder if it's just that time of year, or if it's a bandwidth overrun. :(

If sketchley needs or wants somewhere to host his site in the meantime, it'll be our pleasure to make space on M3's servers for him.

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Looks like the web host suspended the account again... I wonder if it's just that time of year, or if it's a bandwidth overrun. :(

If sketchley needs or wants somewhere to host his site in the meantime, it'll be our pleasure to make space on M3's servers for him.

It's worse than that - lack of usage [that's an educated guess at best, as I've been trying to sort it out for the past few days, and, well, free hosting. You get what you paid for, especially when it comes to host responsiveness].

ANYWHO, new host, same site content: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/

Please update your favourites. And I'm making a personal commitment to change my free time habits and invest a bit more time into transferring the backlog of html files into php on the site - up until now, when I've been doing that, the site has exceeded the host's lower traffic limits. Nevertheless, fingers crossed with this new host!

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Some movement on the translation front this week:


SDF-1 Macross: A Thorough Analysis
This has been sitting on the back burner for ages now (T.T). Nevertheless, it's now up to date with all that I've translated for it...
http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTmiscbooks.php


Model Graphix #215

What is the VE-1AEW Alvitr? Well, hopefully this will answer it for those who, like me, have been stumbling across it in the magazine section of [classic] MW.

http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTmiscmagazines.php

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About a week ago, I wanted to post the link to the Macross Timeline that I've cobbled together over the years in a conversation somewhere on MW and... out of the hundreds of pages my current host is making available, it is one of the few that doesn't get displayed.

Well, after ripping the timeline apart into separate pages, and extensive debugging, I've found the reason why. The current host does not like the word "proxy" (used in describing the purpose of the Zentraadi).

Talk about wisdom-tooth-getting-pulled level of GAH!

So... here's the working linky to the Timeline: http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/Stats/Statistics/Sourcebook/Timeline2009.php

The positive side of this is that the Timeline is getting a well-deserved polishing up and refinement. And the smaller portion sizes (of HTML) should make it much easier to plop down events as they start to spew forth from Macross Delta.

Gah!

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Ah, yes. Remembered why I wanted to post the timeline linky in the first place (apros for the double post):

New Era 0001 - Macross's answer to Gundam's UC; and something that was promptly forgotten by the creative people behind Macross.

http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/Stats/Statistics/Sourcebook/Timeline2012.php#Megaroad

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This one has been sitting on the back burner for more than a year gathering dust. I had translated a bunch of more content before it was put back there and forgotten - and there's still a bunch more to do on it. Nevertheless, best to get what's been done out, then wait another couple of years for the rest to get finished, eh?

Macross Digital Mission VF-X Flight Manual
http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTmiscbooks.php#VFX

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Hey sketchley, I was looking through the timeline on your page, the After the Varja War part, and I wanted to double check the origin for entries written in black are. In particular, the ones about the experiments for time and extra dimensional travel. Unless the subs are not accurate, something got mentioned in the recent Delta episode.

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Hey sketchley, I was looking through the timeline on your page, the After the Varja War part, and I wanted to double check the origin for entries written in black are. In particular, the ones about the experiments for time and extra dimensional travel. Unless the subs are not accurate, something got mentioned in the recent Delta episode.

Black is completely made up stuff.

With my game stats stuff, always keep in mind: Official Setting (=cannon) information is in darkgreen. Extended Universe (= semi-cannon) information is in steelblue.

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Macross F 2059: Memories
http://monkeybacon.mywebcommunity.org/OTmiscbooks.php#MF

Went back and re-translated some rather atrocious parts, and then went and did a whole bunch of new parts in the book!

I was really surprised about a couple of things:

The first being that the book questions if the Vajra are individual organisms or what amounts to remotely operated weapons. Interesting.

The second were the 'Link Points' - little vignettes about the connections between Macross F and previous series. Most interesting was the one about Super Pack equipped Kuran. And here I thought that it was merely ridiculously over the top fan service!

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