"Final Fantasy VII Lateral Biography: TURKS - The Kids Are Alright"

Tashasaurous

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Sailor Moon, Mini Moon, Hotaru, Cardcaptor Sakura, Meilin, Xion, Kairi, Aqua, Tifa, Aerith, Yuffie, Elena, Misty, May, Dawn, Casey, Fiona, Ellie
He's right. It's awesome!
 
OMG! Absolutely amazing! Rennard thank you so much for this! Honestly, it feels like an original concept art for a movie/videogame! *_* I love it!
 

Tashasaurous

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Sailor Moon, Mini Moon, Hotaru, Cardcaptor Sakura, Meilin, Xion, Kairi, Aqua, Tifa, Aerith, Yuffie, Elena, Misty, May, Dawn, Casey, Fiona, Ellie
I actually found this out yesterday but I completely forgot to mention.

Thanks for mention about it Twilight.
 

Flare

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Flare
I plan on reading this all through again someday, so thanks a lot, everyone who helped to translate it, edit it, and bring it to life intelligible English <3 <3
 

BioTeach

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I know this thread hasn't been touched in a while, but I was reading this book again yesterday and this one part always seemed odd to me. Well, maybe not odd, but more like I maybe don't understand what is being referenced? Its this paragraph from chapter 35 where Red XIII has just brought Kyrie to Junon. Tseng and Elena are there and Tseng tells Elena to go see what is happening. Here's the paragraph:

"Go look." Tseng smiled wryly behind his subordinate, as she stood up and left. Her legs, visible below the hem of her light dress, were covered in scars. Anyone who became a Turk was a Turk for life. Even those who were pursuing other interests could be mobilized with a single phone call. Tseng sighed, musing that what he did might be cruel.

The two questions I have here are: 1) Why are Elena's legs covered in scars? Did something happen to her that I'm just forgetting about? And 2) “Tseng sighed, musing that what he did might be cruel.” What did he do that was cruel (outside of typical bad guy Turk stuff)? The first time I read it I thought it was in reference to Elena's scars, like maybe he caused them? But I don't think that's right...

I know these are minor details, but I get caught up on it every time I read it. So... Thoughts anyone????
 

Roger

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Minato
I know this thread hasn't been touched in a while, but I was reading this book again yesterday and this one part always seemed odd to me. Well, maybe not odd, but more like I maybe don't understand what is being referenced? Its this paragraph from chapter 35 where Red XIII has just brought Kyrie to Junon. Tseng and Elena are there and Tseng tells Elena to go see what is happening. Here's the paragraph:

"Go look." Tseng smiled wryly behind his subordinate, as she stood up and left. Her legs, visible below the hem of her light dress, were covered in scars. Anyone who became a Turk was a Turk for life. Even those who were pursuing other interests could be mobilized with a single phone call. Tseng sighed, musing that what he did might be cruel.

The two questions I have here are: 1) Why are Elena's legs covered in scars? Did something happen to her that I'm just forgetting about? And 2) “Tseng sighed, musing that what he did might be cruel.” What did he do that was cruel (outside of typical bad guy Turk stuff)? The first time I read it I thought it was in reference to Elena's scars, like maybe he caused them? But I don't think that's right...

I know these are minor details, but I get caught up on it every time I read it. So... Thoughts anyone????
I guess tumbling off the slopes at Icicle Inn and rolling for hours didn't agree with her.
 
I think the scars on her legs are the legacy of a life spent fighting Shinra's battles. i don't think Tseng put them there, except in the sense that a commander puts scars on the troops he orders into battle. If you're a Turk, you're "scarred" for life; your "scars" will always mark you as a Turk, and you'll always put your Turk committments first.

"What he did might be cruel..." I took that to mean the bad guy Turk stuff. But maybe it means that as their commander, he can never let them leave this scarred life.
 

Kionae

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Desha
My copy of the book (I bought the official English translation for cheap on ebay a couple months ago) has slightly different text for that paragraph.

Tseng watched his operative go with a wry smile. Below the hem of her sundress, old scars marked her legs. Once you joined the Turks, you were in for life. Even those who tried to get out and build new lives could be summoned back with a single phone call. Maybe it was a cruel call to make, Tseng thought, and he sighed.
To me, it reads like Tseng believes that summoning back the former Turks is what is cruel.
 
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Ryvius

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I may buy the official translation. As thankful as I am for the unofficial translation, there were many instances of confusing dialog, and I assume that the official translators had the ability to actually chat with the writers to disambiguate.
 

JBedford

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JBed
Veld/Verdot is "Verdot" in On the Way to a Smile, but I hear he's "Veld" in The Kids Are Alright.

Different translators, but they were both published by Yen Press. I don't expect they had any interaction or instruction from Square.

One curiosity I have about TKAA: How is Under Junon referred? Is it a proper noun? E.g. Does the person at the end of Chapter 41 say "In Under Junon?"
 
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