one day I will master the art of Pokemon dub episode titles... JUST YOU WAIT!
by, 3rd July 2013 at 08:02 PM (418 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(the thing that has the story plotted out until chapter 37, covering through the end of the DP series) is quite outdated and I don't use Livejournal anymore so I need a new space to host my more updated timeline.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!
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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