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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.

“How did you get to Spira back then?”
Tidus stayed quiet.
“According to the rumour, Sin carried you.”
“I don't know what to say.”
“Do you think he could have sent you back to Zanarkand?”
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...”
“I would like you to tell me more about it.”
Tidus shrugged, without obligation.
“Sin had spread chaos across Zanarkand. How could the city have survived such a disaster?”
“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.”
“Which mystery are you talking about?”
“The greatest of all.”
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?”

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

P.S. Thank you ChecheurObscur for the translations, you are a Godsend. <3
So, I noticed something odd while going about my rewrite through Chapter 2:

“I saw you coming.”
“Excuse me?”
Not really sure if he understood, Tidus turned in the direction of the ocean. The ball fell in the sand.
“At midday. We heard of Yuna’s return thanks to the radio, and I followed the villagers. I saw you emerging from the ocean. How did you reach this place?”

I never knew Spira had radios for communication, unless I missed it somewhere in FFX. Or could it be that Bria referred to the Commsphere as a radio? And if the radio he spoke of is indeed the Commsphere, how could it be, when the Aurochs (bonus points if you tell me which member did it) destroyed it during Blitzball practice?

Also, I always forget that, besides sphere-technology, Spira also has certain things like binoculars and cameras. Remember in the Thunder Plains when Wantz randomly ran by Yuna's party at the Agency, took a picture, and just left -- and nobody ever mentions it again? I mean, Seymour has an actual candid photo of his parents (sitting in his mansion, or was it Baaj temple? I forget where I saw it). I feel like the common little things that Spira shares with us modern day people draws a really vague line.
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.  ;)
FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Original Novel vs. Restoration
« Last post by Danko Kaji on August 29, 2015, 11:22:46 pm »
Oh, no problem! I didn't realize it was unclear. I shall change it right away. And ChercheurObscur, I'm afraid I neglected to directly ask: are you comfortable with me restoring the novel through your translations?

Of course I will never forget to give full credit to everyone involved, but I suppose I never actually stopped to wait if everyone approved of the idea. I apologize.

EDIT: Oh, NOW I understand what you meant. Yeah. I didn't sticky my Restoration. I think CrystalofLies did, but I changed it now.
FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Original Novel vs. Restoration
« Last post by ChercheurObscur 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.  :)
FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: The Audio Drama: Final Fantasy X -Will-
« Last post by Danko Kaji on August 26, 2015, 04:53:48 pm »
I always thought they were referencing Jecht's return as Sin, or is that just me?

But then again, with the whole novel translated, now I wonder if Yuna told anyone the truth about Tidus's existence post-Price of Eternity. If Yuna did indeed confide in Lulu (and only Lulu, I can't imagine Wakka taking it well), then it would make sense she was hinting at Tidus. But then again, that doesn't explain how Tidus would understand if simply knowing he's an incarnate spirit puts him at major risk of disappearing. So, yeah. I'm confuzzled.  ???
FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Final Fantasy X-2.5 : The Truth
« Last post by Danko Kaji on August 26, 2015, 04:04:29 pm »
Thanks so much, ChercheurObscur! That's nice to know you've picked up all the pieces and tried to put together some semblance of a coherent picture. I'll definitely come back to refer to this later when I reach those parts in the Restoration.  ;)

The only way I can really justify Johit's actions as this point is broken humanity. He was obviously struggling to hold onto it, but after becoming an Unsent at such an old age, obviously clinging to whatever he could in such a dismal situation... no wonder his process for ending that particular cycle confused us all. It's the only thing that made sense to him, involving two innocent people to end a horrible tragedy.
FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Original Novel vs. Restoration
« Last post by Danko Kaji on August 26, 2015, 03:50:56 pm »
Yeah! I was just about to reference TV Tropes, too!  :D

Although I initially thought of Yuna as a virgin throughout FFX-2, it didn't seem quite right to me. Because Yuna blossomed (no pun intended) into quite the independent young woman in the sequel that it wouldn't be altogether that inappropriate if she lost her innocence in more ways than one during FFX.

Physical intimacy, especially of a sexual nature, is not something I want to shy away from. Not anymore, at any rate. I know fanfiction painted quite the negative stigma for it (ahemsmutcough), but I want to explore it tastefully in the context of an official work, especially in regards to possible canon.
FFX-3 Speculation and Developments / Re: Original Novel vs. Restoration
« Last post by CrystalOfLies on August 26, 2015, 03:41:44 pm »
I never believed it was full-on, stripped naked and really-going-at-it sex. I always took it as either a more gentle and amateur session or just simply metaphorical, 'spiritual' sex.

Or a mixture of both, like this.

The FMV does paint it as a sort of otherworldly and poetic scenario, but I do think there was more to it than just two kisses and a hug. Even TV Tropes thinks so.  ::)

But I don't have a problem with them making love in an established work. They're humans too, and young ones at that.
Whew! Finally got Chapter 1 complete!

I wanted to point one major detail I changed:

He had fallen in love too. The day they had confessed to each other, Tidus had understood their story was impossible. Although it was a losing battle, he had refused to submit himself to destiny.

In the original, Nojima wrote 'the day they confessed their feelings for each other.' Or at least, that's how I interpreted it, because it's annoyingly vague, leaving much to the imagination. So, I decided to rewrite it as thus:

He remembered falling in love, too, with a girl he wanted to save. That night they confessed their feelings for each other, making love in a magical, moonlit spring, and the day Tidus finally understood the end of their story would never have a happy ending together. Although he acknowledged it as a losing battle, he put on a brave face for Yuna and forged ahead, refusing to surrender to destiny. Even if it meant him forfeiting his life would spare Yuna from having to forfeit her own, at least his sacrifice would have meaning.

Because there were several implications in-game and out (promotional artwork; that inspired me to believe Tidus and Yuna actually had sex in that fated Macalania Woods scene. Wouldn't be too far-fetched, given Nojima wrote the same kind of ambiguously, intimate scene before in FFVII with Cloud and Tifa.

What do you think? Should I continue the direction I chose to rewrite this?
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