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Layzner 31

September 17, 2013

It't true though

This episode had a lot of behind the scenes issues and things going wrong with it. From the file randomly becoming completely unreadable due to deciding it was Japanese mid-line, through the translator being missing for 6 months, to being infested with timing gremlins that desynched lines when QC looked the other way. Thankfully notepad hijinks and determined QC solved 2 of those issues, and UK Windom volunteered as primary translator to help out. UK Windom has a long history with the Layzner project, as he was the timer on the first few episodes, which kinda says how long ago that was.
And wordpress ate my original post. Fun. Anything else gone wrong, complain in the comments.

Anyways, enough ranting, enjoy the giant robot bread and circuses.



October 11, 2009

Just to make this very clear. Layzner is not dropped. We have simply been having epic technical problems.
Let me explain what has happened.

The first stages went normally. sasword did the first translation, handing over the script to me for fixing. After I attempted to fill in the missing dozen or so lines. At this stage, I hand the script to Iriliane for his attempt as translation checking. This is where things started to go wrong.

The stages of despair:
1) Translation checker Iriliane has internet problems so we cannot get the script to him
2) Main translator sasword has internet connection problems
3) Iriliane returns, and a checked script is produced
4) sasword came down with a bad cold and sore throat
5) sasword returns with independantly checked script
6) I hand over the version from Iriliane to sasword to merge the 2 versions
7) sasword’s hard drive dies with the near completed script

Currently sasword is in the process of getting a new harddrive shipped. He currently has the second most recent version saved from my backups.

Tl;dr: Someone up there really hates us, but we’re trying to get this done.

I am just as frustrated as you are, since the problems happened in the bits where there is little I can do.