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one day I will master the art of Pokemon dub episode titles... JUST YOU WAIT!

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by , 3rd July 2013 at 08:02 PM (720 Views)
So I've now posted Trifecta 19 in all the key places, including this forum. If you like the Pokemon anime and like Paul, or Conway, or Barry, or... whoever, then this would be your thing! I kinda guarantee it! Latest chapter, I'm placing bets that my written gym battles are better than all of the Unova gym battles on the actual show. :P Granted, that's not hard to do, but it's good to get some spite in for Best Wishes that I continue to loathe with all my heart.

MAIN TOPIC OF THIS POST! The timeline I have for Trifecta (the thing that has the story plotted out until chapter 37, covering through the end of the DP series) is quite outdated and I don't use Livejournal anymore so I need a new space to host my more updated timeline. It still needs a lot of work, but I'll handle most future issues as I get to them. One thing that's poignant for this present time is that nearly half the things I had planned for chapter 19 didn't happen, so I'm gonna attempt to move 'em to chapter 20 instead.

For example, I'll give you an excerpt of the plans for chapters 19 & 20 from my timeline as of August 2011:



Mind you, even without all the stuff I planned for chapter 19, said chapter still ended up being 47k words long and is currently my longest chapter. :P Needless to say, after nearly 2 years without an update and as long as it got, I was ready to end it where it was. So today at work was especially slow and dull, thus I have updated the situation with the chapters as seen here in the new July 2013 version!



That leaves chapter 20 with a lot on its plate; hopefully it'll work out! I'm definitely NOT writing out Conway or Barry's battle with Roark, though. Enough of that nonsense for a while. I'm already miffed that I'm gonna have to transcribe part of an episode for this chapter as it is (just some Saturn/Charon banter; it could be worse...).

I'm also in the process of rethinking some of my future chapter titles. 20's gonna stick, but here's a list of chapter titles I go out of my way to name dub-style in all the best and worst ways :P The italicized titles are ones that are subject to change:

TT20: The Breaks of Making Up!
TT21: Putting the Ritz to Rest!
TT22: A Free Badge with Every Meal!
TT23: Ghost Busted!
TT24: Second Rivals Once Removed!
TT25: Going Eight!
TT26: A Familiar Rage Returns!
TT27: Flames of Change!
TT28: Trivial Pursuits!
TT29: N/A
TT30: N/A
TT31: Un-Barryable Anticipation!
TT32: An ApPaulling Landslide Loss!
TT33: Punching Loopholes Through Your Logic!
TT34: Going By the Rival Rule Book!
TT35: Resolution Makes the Heart Grow Stronger!
TT36: On the Route Again!
TT37: Trainers Together, Pokemon Forever!

... so yeah, a vast majority of my current title placeholders are ones I would like to change into something better. -_- Chapter 21's theme is centered around Conway's credit cards he stole from his parents finally getting declined and pulling the plug on his previously unlimited funds. Chapter 22's based on Volkner making Paul and Conway fetch him a fast food lunch to earn the right to battle him for a Beacon Badge (The Beacon Badge Value Meal! is another lame title I thought up recently), and so on. I need to think better... or lamer.

Anyway, that's my dilemma for now! I've just got a 4-day weekend started up thanks to holiday + furlough day, so I would like to at least get chapter 20 started within that timeframe. Here's hoping!

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  1. Bubble Frog's Avatar
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    How spoilerific.

    Going Eight - Going Ape, I assume? :P

    The Beacon Badge Value Meal!
    I'm a sucker for cheesy/pun/reference titles so I actually really like that one. :3
  2. Shinneth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Druddigon

    Going Eight - Going Ape, I assume? :P
    Yyyyes. Covering two major things that happen in that chapter: Reggie going absolutely apeshit, and Conway getting his 8th badge. I can't help but feel that I could make a better pun from that. :\ Feels like the dub took all the good eight-related puns already.

    Glad you like the value meal title. XD If I can't find a better jab at a fast food chain to fit the bill I'll settle for that one.
  3. WildGamer's Avatar
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    I always wondered why you chose to transcribe the dub dialogue over the sub dialogue. Wouldn't the latter be more accurate/impactful for the purpose of your story?
  4. Shinneth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildGamer
    I always wondered why you chose to transcribe the dub dialogue over the sub dialogue. Wouldn't the latter be more accurate/impactful for the purpose of your story?
    Funny you should bring that up, because at least for chapter 15 (which was the A Pyramiding Rage! adaptation) I fully transcribed scripts from both the dub and the sub and put both to use to make sure absolutely no details would be missed. Normally I'm not that anal, but DP128 is a very special episode to me that requires more than my usual effort!

    Besides that, eh... I'm using dub names, dub format of titling, and using sub dialogue only would probably look out-of-place compared to how the story's dialogue is otherwise. Mostly it's just a clash of styles since I've gone out of my way to make the story more of a dub formatted kinda thing. There's that and I'm far too lazy to get subbed copies of every single episode that I'll be transcribing, whether it's in full or partial. :P
  5. WildGamer's Avatar
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    Ah, I see. For the record, i enjoy the transcribed parts. It's interesting to see what Paul's perspective is during those conversations.

    You ever catch that AMV i did of him/team galactic/barry?

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