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Building a canon: character arc of Gatchaman vs. Battle of the Planets [Oct. 24th, 2015|06:19 pm]
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I discovered my childhood favorite (and [personal profile] astolat's and [profile] tafkarfanfic's) Battle of the Planets is the American version of the 1972 Japanese anime classic, Gatchaman.

Now I'm marrying the two canons, or trying to.

Gatchaman
Gatchaman is so iconic in JapanCollapse )

Battle of the Planets
In 1978, the Americans created Battle of the Planets. But they decided to not try to translate it. They just hired writers to watch the shows and make up their own scripts.

Not all of their decisions are bad.Collapse )

However, making up the scripts from watching the series ... Battle of the Planets lost the backstory. As a result we lose the narrative arc, especially in the character growth of Mark/Ken.

So I'm working on marrying Gatchaman's backstory to Battle of the Planets.

What's missing from Battle of the Planet's character arc
In the original series, in the first thirty episodes or so, Mark's learning how to be a leader.

1) First he tries to go it alone like he doesn't have a teamCollapse )

Very different shows. Can the characterizations of BotP be grafted onto the character development and story arc of Gatchaman? With Jason, I think so. At about 60 episodes (of 108) in, I think that it's possible, if we consider Gatchaman to be the story of Mark's early days, and the Battle of the Planet's Mark the more adult version of him, after he's gone through a lot of maturing.

The big character change in Mark comes at around 40 episodes in. More in the next Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets post.
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Building a canon: character arc of Gatchaman vs. Battle of the Planets [Oct. 24th, 2015|06:19 pm]
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I discovered my childhood favorite (and [personal profile] astolat's and [profile] tafkarfanfic's) Battle of the Planets is the American version of the 1972 Japanese anime classic, Gatchaman.

Gatchaman is so iconic in JapanCollapse )

In 1978, the Americans created Battle of the Planets. But they decided to not try to translate it. They just hired writers to watch the shows and make up their own scripts.

Not all of their decisions are bad.Collapse )

However, making up the scripts from watching the series ... Battle of the Planets lost the backstory. As a result we lose the narrative arc, especially in the character growth of Mark/Ken.

So I'm working on marrying Gatchaman's backstory to Battle of the Planets.

In the original series, in the first thirty episodes or so, Mark's learning how to be a leader.

1) First he tries to go it alone like he doesn't have a teamCollapse )

Very different shows. Can the characterizations of BotP be grafted onto the character development and story arc of Gatchaman? With Jason, I think so. At about 60 episodes (of 108) in, I think that it's possible, if we consider Gatchaman to be the story of Mark's early days, and the Battle of the Planet's Mark the more adult version of him, after he's gone through a lot of maturing.

The big character change in Mark comes at around 40 episodes in. More in the next Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets post.
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Building a canon: marrying the narrative arc of Gatchaman to Battle of the Planets. [Oct. 24th, 2015|06:18 pm]
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Have been over-commenting in [personal profile] astolat's journal, as she's pretty much the only person to write my first fandom love, Battle of the Planets. As a kid, I loved this show so much, I'd get up--in summer vacation--at 6am to watch.

I've discovered that it's the American version of the 1972 anime classic, Gatchaman (does this make me cool? I think that's definitely cool). The Americans who bought the distribution rights never bothered to get Japanese translators. Instead, they had writers watch the show and "figure it out." The resulting off-the-mark scripts and lack of backstories changed the characterizations.

Gatchaman has a real, honest-to-God, narrative arc. Character development that never happened in Battle of the Planets. (Oh, and Gatchaman doesn't have the loathsome, badly animated, talk-down-to-the-kiddies robot character, 7-Zark-7, added to deal with what the US cut for the censors... cut to speed up action... and to add sexual innuendo, because, nothing says appropriate cartoon fare than sexual innuendo.) Yes, there are superficial differences, character names changed, a young character bowdlerized, the baddies are on another planet for Battle of the Planets while on Earth for Gatchaman, so the world-building's different.

But the big difference is the main character. Enough that I'm enjoying the heck out of Gatchaman and thinking ... can I bring this narrative arc into Battle of the Planets?

It's a fandom puzzle. Can I marry the character arc of Gatchaman to Battle of the Planets?

Oh sure, I could just write Gatchaman fic. But where's the fun in that?

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Building a canon: marrying the narrative arc of Gatchaman to Battle of the Planets. [Oct. 23rd, 2015|11:31 pm]
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Have been over-commenting in astolat's journal, as she's pretty much the only person to write my first fandom love, Battle of the Planets. As a kid, I loved this show so much, I'd get up--in summer vacation--at 6am to watch.

I've discovered that it's the American version of the 1972 anime classic, Gatchaman (does this make me cool? I think that's definitely cool). The Americans who bought the distribution rights never bothered to get Japanese translators. Instead, they had writers watch the show and "figure it out." The resulting off-the-mark scripts and lack of backstories changed the characterizations.

Gatchaman has a real, honest-to-God, narrative arc. Character development that never happened in Battle of the Planets. (Oh, and Gatchaman doesn't have the loathsome, badly animated, talk-down-to-the-kiddies robot character, 7-Zark-7, added to deal with what the US cut for the censors... cut to speed up action... and to add sexual innuendo, because, nothing says appropriate cartoon fare than sexual innuendo.) Yes, there are superficial differences, character names changed, a young character bowdlerized, the baddies are on another planet for Battle of the Planets while on Earth for Gatchaman, so the world-building's different.

But the big difference is the main character. Enough that I'm enjoying the heck out of Gatchaman and thinking ... can I bring this narrative arc into Battle of the Planets?

It's a fandom puzzle. Can I marry the character arc of Gatchaman to Battle of the Planets?

Oh sure, I could just write Gatchaman fic. But where's the fun in that?

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First draft of SGA Secret Santa fic ready for beta? [Oct. 2nd, 2015|03:20 pm]
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Any betas out there?

Yes, I am SGA Santa obsessed. I'm so happy it's back, I've already got the rough outlines of one fic, and finished another. (Shh, it's okay if my recipient gets two fics.)

So. First draft of SGA Santa fic, a little shy of 5,000 words. Lots of action and excitement. Gen with implied pre-slash.

What it needs is a little help on the conclusion (it's weak, I know), and there's a scene that I should probably delete ... but maybe it needs it? If so, it has to be longer. There are jump-cuts in time that I need to be sure are clear.

Then once the pieces are in place, the next draft (hopefully?) needs the electronic polisher.
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SGA Santa: last chance team! [Sep. 30th, 2015|09:36 pm]
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Siennavie kindly reopened signups for a Round Two.

We've already added a dozen more authors--and there's still time!

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SGA Santa continues for its eleventh straight year.
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Today's the last day of signups for SGA Santa! [Sep. 30th, 2015|05:25 am]
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Signups close today for SGA Santa. I'm so glad Siennavie reopened them for us!

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Fandom. Grad school. Fandom. Work. Fandom. [Sep. 25th, 2015|12:29 am]
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I've been far out of fandom for some time. Many reasons for it, but right now I'm in grad school, working, and deep into many, many projects. All of which take Time.

Yet I never miss the SGA Santa. Not if I can help it.

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Ten Year anniversary of SGA! [Sep. 24th, 2015|02:03 am]
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[personal profile] scribblinlenore points out that this is the ten year anniversary of the SGA Fandom! What better way to celebrate than ...

...SGA Santa!

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I'm there.
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SGA Santa comm: opens a round two for us slowpokes! [Sep. 21st, 2015|03:02 pm]
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Having just found out about the new Secret Santa challenge, I spoke with the mod (pleaded, begged...).

There was another person who'd missed the deadline. So [profile] siennavie took pity on us and opened up a "round two" for the sign-ups.

http://sga-secretsanta.livejournal.com/482.html

YES! My sign-up's already in! Spread the word!
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