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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: October 18, 2018, 04:11:10 pm »
Hi Guest127 !

Thank you for your warm thanks addressed to me and those who help me translate the novel.  :D

About the story, there are lots of things people don't understand.

In fact, Nojima wrote the novel in a very particular way.
He crossed the relation between Kush and Valm, and the one between Tidus and Yuna, and when you understand that, you understand why Nojima wrote the novel like it is right now.

I did not found about it before reading the novel a second time, but then it all appeared clear to me.

Once you discover that, you will find out that Ifahnal has in fact killed Tidus, with this (too) famous blitzball bomb, and that he planned this before Tidus and Yuna washed up on the island.

I will give one hint to help you understand : Tidus and Yuna end up in the ocean because their boat has been destroyed. But did you try to find out what caused this ? If you read the novel correctly, you will find out that Tidus smells gunpowder before fainting. Does he ring a bell to you ? Don't you remember a similar scene somewhere else in the novel ? Yeah, Valm did exactly the same as Tidus while he was with Kush in some kind of appartment and that an enemy made a blitball explode. So what then caused the boat of Tidus and Yuna to be destroyed ? I think you know the rest :)

There are other parallels like this one in the novel, and they make you understand what exactly happens.
I'll let you find them, but feel free to ask, I'm all open to answer you.

The only part I don't still quite understand is why Ifahnal could not send Kush away. My theory is that he was not able to know where Kush was, and that he used the love relation between Tidus and Yuna, similar to the one between Valm and Kush (a love between a summoner and her guardian), to make them find the location of Kush, with the help of Tidus power.

Anyway, still waiting for my lovely FFX-3 !  :D



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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: it's been a while
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:54:37 pm »
Well, I'm still there, checking the forum from time to time.  ;)

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: it's been a while
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:14:04 pm »
Hello IMD !

Nice to see you again !  :D

Thanks for your compliments, I was happy to provide an english translation to a book which was misunderstood, since stupid rumors were spreading (and are still spreading) through the world.

I also hope for a FFX-3, but Square Enix is quite busy with many majors projects.

Anyway, Hashimoto never said no to a FFX-3 but they are too busy right now.

See you soon, I hope.  ;)

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:01:54 am »
It's really saddening, but I feel like I'm one of the very few who honestly likes the novel despite its glaring, resentful... flaws. XD I mean, there are plenty of things to hate and criticize, but... I feel like... Sigh. People say whatever they want, but by the end of the day: no one really cares about -Will- or The Price of Eternity and prefers it never existed. I feel alone in my optimism. Funny enough, the more I learn about it, discuss it, etc, the more I'm open-minded towards its canon, which is the exact opposite of everyone else who lost faith in it as more and more time passed. I guess I just feel alone in my optimism.

What's really saddening is that a lot of people see no further than the end of their nose. A noteworthy passage is Tidus' death. People keep in mind his decapitated head, but few wonder from where comes the ball which killed him.

Nojima has dispersed hints to explain the truth, and I've already explained a part of this truth. Of course, I may be wrong but there are too many coincidences.

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In concern to Kush and her habit of 'vous,' what would be more appropriate?

Giving her a French accent and retaining that pronoun, or replace vous as 'my lord/lady' (and any other appropriate title)?

And as for the names Valm, Bria, Johit, Alb, and Ifahnal, should we retain them as thus (I do prefer them this way) or as how the FF Wiki prefers? Velm, Briar, Joit, Arb, and Ifarnal respectively?

Well, the pronoun 'vous' is often used in the novel, but I decided to use it only for Kush since she has a special behavior. Furthermore, there's a line in the novel where Bria remembers that special behavior - the use of the polite 'vous' - so... And you MUST ban 'my lord/lady' when it comes to Kush, that wouldn't fit at all ! :P

As for the names, I think those from the FF Wiki come from the japanese version ? But since I'm not sure, I think it's better to use those from the french translation :)


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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:47:11 pm »
Yo, I haven't been here since Tidus got his head blown off. Great job Chercher for finishing the translation! I have to ask though. Do you guys think it's a good idea to be posting Fan-Fiction right on top of the ACTUAL translation like that? I'm not trying to be rude!!! I'm just concerned that the legit book is going to end up buried under this stuff.  :)

Well, I've had a discussion with the author and as long as "fan-written" is visible in the title of the topic, I don't mind. It's not as if a lot of people ended up there everyday. But your concern is appreciated.

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Well, that's quite the sentence you've chosen there ! There was a time I was pondering on it !

I think Bria said that to Tidus because of what he said just before. Tidus was unloading some "rude" theory about Bria's presence in Besaid, as if he knew about it. He was unconsciously inventing the causal relationship, yet Tidus didn't care about that first... And since Bria's past is no bed of roses, this one answered in a grandiloquent way.

It may be the same for Yuna. Tidus only tried to find the reason of the distance between them after his conversation with Bria.

But if we think about it in depth, let's say that the moment you try to establish a causal relationship, this one is already gone, therefore you invent "yours" in the future. I hope you understand what I mean. I could provide you a similar explanation if you were to introduce a causal relationship before an event happens, in that case you invent it in the past.

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About the radio, I don't know anything at all, sorry.

I really find myself enjoying Bria's entrance into this story, but what I can't make much sense of is who is saying what in the end dialogue. Once I reach the part (Tidus shrugged, without obligation), it's not clear who speaks after, because the next two lines of dialogue aren't distinguished very well from each other, given Nojima's formal writing style.

Can someone please assist me, so I know how to interpret this?

“How did you get to Spira back then?” (Bria)
Tidus stayed quiet.
“According to the rumour, Sin carried you.” (Bria)
“I don't know what to say.” (Tidus)
“Do you think he could have sent you back to Zanarkand?” (Bria)
Once again, he did not want to answer his question. Anyway, Yuna had defeated Sin: he did not have a way to confirm this hypothesis. Yet Tidus was certain about one thing:
“The city I had known does not exist anymore. It was the one from the Summoning...” (Tidus)
“I would like you to tell me more about it.” (Bria)
Tidus shrugged, without obligation.
“Sin had spread chaos across Zanarkand. How could the city have survived such a disaster?” (Tidus)
“It does not matter. Recently, I have perceived a lot of signs... I think I will be able soon to resolve the mystery which has kept me busy for a long time.” (Bria)
“Which mystery are you talking about?” (Tidus)
“The greatest of all.” (Bria)
The man burst out laughing, and Tidus lost his temper:
“Are you making fun of me? What do you want? Did you come to live near Yuna or have you been transferred from Bevelle? What do want to tell me? What is the true motive behind your presence?” (Tidus)

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And ChercheurObscur, I'm afraid I neglected to directly ask: are you comfortable with me restoring the novel through your translations?

Do as you want, I don't mind at all, don't worry. I just wanted to make it clear that this is something written by a fan.  ;)

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Original Novel vs. Restoration
« on: August 29, 2015, 01:02:56 pm »
uuum... It bothers me a little to let your topic dealing with your restoration project on the top of this part of the forum since there's my translation which builds on an official french translation of the novel. It could mislead people since the title of the topic is not very clear.

So, there are two options : change the title of the topic so that people know this is a fanmade, or set it non-sticky. I think the former one is the best choice but I let you decide.  :)

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: August 26, 2015, 01:21:40 pm »
Okay, now let's talk about Tidus' death.

Tidus was killed by a bomb which looked like a blitzball. This ball hurt the back of his neck and then fell on the ground. Now, let me tell you what happened before that. It's simple : the mecanical Bedohl living on the island put down a ball on the ground somewhere around them and kick it so that it hurt Tidus. And Johit ordered it to do that. How can I be so sure ? Well, let's take a look at the end of the novel... when Bria appeared on Ifahnal's ship. At that time, the mecanical Bedohl appeared from the hold of the ship... holding a ball. Remember what Johit told it at that moment ? "Now, kill the Guard!" I think you can understand everything now.

Now let's return to the beginning of this little story between Ifahnal and Yuna/Tidus. I'll get straight to the point.

When Tidus and Yuna were on their ship, this one suddenly exploded. The reason behind that is Ifahnal. He summoned bombs/balls to blow it to smithereens. How can I be sure ? Well, if you remember, Tidus smelt gunpowder at that time... as Valm did in the past before fainting because of the bomb (take a look at the third chapter). Then, Ifahnal let them in the middle of the sea, surrounded by monsters. In fact, he was testing them at that time. He was testing their love, their will, or anything related. He wanted to know if Yuna could revive Tidus thanks to her will, and to do it, their relation had to be strong. And finally, when he was convinced, he took them to his island.

On the island, he probably had to wait for them to come close to the base so that the mecanical Bedohl take them inside and take care of them. Ifahnal did that so that Tidus and Yuna think that the mecanical Bedohl is definitely an ally. He had to prevent them from suspecting the Bedohl. Yes, Ifahnal is a scheming man. And he helped Yuna to revive Tidus so that they think he's an ally too.

You know what happens next.

But I don't think he's a bad person. It's just that he wanted to end Kush's and Valm's story. A thousand years as an unsent is quite special, you know.

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: August 25, 2015, 05:42:53 pm »
I thought there would be more to the story than this. I didn't get so many things. :( Like why Ifahnal summoned the island. Was it because of Kush, and how it reminded him of her? I mean, it was a war site, so many people fought and died there, why would he want to revive such a moment? And I have to re-read it to deduce why he killed Tidus.. :( Oh god. I feel so blind.

I think you're right about Ifahnal and the existence of the island. I can't see anything else.

About Tidus, I'll tell you everything tomorrow, since my article, on a french website, dealing with that point, will be released tomorrow. So don't worry ! :)

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: August 23, 2015, 01:38:04 pm »
"He had faith in Yuna's smile."

...And then she ditched him to go face Sin with some strangers. THE END.  :P

Now you can introduce Marphie without problem in your future fanfic ! :P

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FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« on: August 23, 2015, 01:29:12 pm »
Hey ! The last chapters are online !  :D

What a journey, if I may say.  ;D

I'd like to thank CrystalOfLies, kk and everyone here ! I've had fun talking with all of you.

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