27 March 2012 @ 12:52 pm
Dio & Lucciola drama info.  
OKAY so I was going to wait until more stuff came out about the Dio and Lucciola drama-- FOR EXAMPLE, I know there might be a couple of summaries of the events either on the official site or on the blog site (or both??) coming soon.

So basically, this post is going to be updated and bumped when more stuff like that comes out, since the real struggle is getting to really feel the drama for everyone who was not at the event. And being That Person, I must know it all-- or however much I can possibly get/find online.

Well first of all, like the Chronicles post, have a disclaimer of LOL I NO SPEAK MOON and possibly stuff might not all make sense? A lot of it is from twitter and blogs, so translations were a little more choppy than things from official sources. So, yes. Go forth with that warning.

Also I worked and stalked my ass off to gather this info so IT FEELS GOOD MAN.

First, at the special Last Exile Night event, where they marathoned the whole series, Noda Junko and Hanba Tomoe were guests for the first series' screening. Ayana Yuniko, one of the writers for Fam, wrote a short drama thing taking place in the first series that they performed there live. No idea if they're ever going to release this as a proper drama or not, but in the event that they don't and in the meantime, that is why I have this post. So everyone who wasn't there knows what it was about at least.

Anyway, the title of the drama is Firefly's Prayer - Overload

Overload is a chess term, meaning A piece that has too many defensive duties. An overloaded piece can sometimes be deflected, or required to abandon one of its defensive duties.

Here's the longest summary of it I found from one person:
- It takes place on the Silvana during the episode where it prepares to fight the Urbanus. Dio suddenly tries to make a deal to fight with Lucciola. Under the reasoning of something like "friends can fight each other" -- something like that. FRIENDSHIP IS INVOLVED. Lucciola apparently doesn't want to? Or doesn't agree to, or just doesn't engage? Because he is a servant.

- This makes Dio remind him about why he gave Lucciola his name. Which turns into a child flashback. That Lucciola is the name for the firefly, and they glow to communicate. And then Dio talks about them having hearts/souls, and despite Delphine saying differently, he says that surely even insects have hearts, just like those in the Guild (implying they're not different). So he wants to know the true feelings in Lucciola's heart. After that flashback thing, he asks him "What are you thinking right now, Lucciola?"

- Lucciola apparently thinks about an answer and Dio notices the change (in expression or demeanor??) when he thinks about what to say? But then there's a ship-wide call to the hangar for the battle that interrupts. They go to meet up with Claus, and Lucciola has an INNER MONOLOGUE OF FEELINGS. That when Dio calls him a friend, his heart starts to pound harder. That his first job is still as a servant, even though his 'master' has given him so much. And though Dio insists that Lucciola will always be with him (not 100% sure on this line), Lucciola is a little envious at how they have to hide their friendship in comparison to someone like Claus because of how he's expected to be a servant (by the Guild/Delphine). And wishes that someday they won't have to hide it.

- They end the drama with the "Lucciola, look! I can almost touch the clouds!" line.

- In that 7 minutes, one of them says the other's name 17 times, as a fun fact the writer mentioned. I don't know which one, but lol. (probably Dio saying Lucciola's, since it's about his name)

One of the fanartists made a textless comic of the drama! Her pixiv is here and her website is here-- I'm just posting the comic here for reference's sake for the sake of. Getting as much of this thing as possible.

This post will be edited when I get more ANYTHING with corrections and additions to things I probably got wrong. I'll post bumps in the future!
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Lucciola: Can't even watch this.[personal profile] castling on March 27th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Dio Eraclea: he took a vanship to the knee[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)

Lucciola: Gosh I am just going to adopt this child[personal profile] castling on March 27th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
This is too much LE staff it's too much but I want it and need it.
Dio Eraclea: SUCK IT BITCHES[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)

LOOK BELOW!!!!1!!!
Lucciola: pic#[personal profile] castling on March 27th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
my heart
Csilla_Aria: OT3[personal profile] tasogare_n_hime on March 27th, 2012 05:37 pm (UTC)
OMG. I think I saw a comic for it on Pivix today! hold on*goes searching*

*returns* YES! here it is just for you! http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=26133888
Dio Eraclea[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)

Csilla_Aria: OT3[personal profile] tasogare_n_hime on April 2nd, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
You know rereading the summary, I wonder if Dio heard Alex and Vincent were friends, and now they are fighting over Alvis, and Dio just completely misunderstood the entire situation.
Dio Eraclea: whateva! I do what I want![personal profile] unguilded on April 5th, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
YEAH THAT'S WHAT I WONDERED TOO. oh god Dio you. You're so special. "THESE TWO GUYS ARE BROS AND FIGHTING EACH OTHER I GUESS IT'S A THING hey hey Lucciola I have an idea"
Csilla_Aria: Alex sketch[personal profile] tasogare_n_hime on April 5th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
8D Somehow it makes everything even cuter!

I also imagine Dio bugging Alex sometime later being all bummed out because Lucciola wouldn't have a friendship fight with him, and Alex ignoring him while mentally being all "What the hell are you talking about?"
Mog: zz ooh mr director oooh[personal profile] ontheclock on March 27th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
They end the drama with-- they. i. of course they do

as if the whole thing didn't punch you in the feels enough auugh SOBS FOREVER
Dio Eraclea: homeboy Dagobert[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)

I hate that this was a live thing that they might not even release outside of it SO I AM SO HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MAKING COMICS AND GOOD SUMMARIES AND SHARING THE LOVE because. There is all of the love in this drama aaaa these two make me have so many feelings.
Gloria Augusta: I am Maestro![personal profile] gloria_augusta on March 27th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh it's that same artist who drew all the Brogade comics. It just figures. Favorite LE fanartist forever now. BUT WHY IS IT SO SAD. Oh because it's Dio's life, right.

Wait and you found the music too?


I'll be over there trying to find which music is the one for the Ades fleets charging against Glacies and listening to it forever. *_*
Dio Eraclea: can't take away my might[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
YES aaah I love their website so much. '-' Stalk stalk.


AND HAHA YES I am going through the whole OST listening but that is one track I am also dying for.
Gloria Augusta: You maek loli cry[personal profile] gloria_augusta on March 27th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
I found it it's Battle Cry. IT IS LOVE. And holy crap the Grand Exile music is really great.

I associate that music with Sorush forever for some reason. It always played when he was launching an assault. BEST CHARACTER THEME SORUSH WAY TO GO.
Dio Eraclea: every pace[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
YES oh God I just listened to it and sdjkglsjgls.

SORUSH WINS BEST THEME MUSIC. Though Dian's is also pretty swanky. Ugh this whole OST is making me flip out with glee.
Dio Eraclea: idefk[personal profile] unguilded on March 27th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)

That aside though there was just a serious orgy in my ear.
Gloria Augusta: Do not want[personal profile] gloria_augusta on March 27th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
You mean four race musics including DIO'S THEME they left out of the first series. I never forgave them for that one. And they reused some in season 2 too. Sure, we got "Flying to Fly", except THAT'S NOT THE ONE IN THE ANIME. Sob.

From season 1, we're missing Dio's theme (the synth awesome version of Flying to Fly from when he chases Claus in his Starfish), the other synth music right after that when Lavie red-outs, the bird race music, and one of the Horizon Cave ones. From season 2 I think we're misssing two so far, I'll have to be an insane OST maniac watch the show some more to be sure. I wanted that music too. T_T

But yes, holy, this soundtrack is solid gold. My only true regret is that we didn't get the insane mix of all the battle tunes from the last episodes. But at least we got them individually!
Dio Eraclea: children love the shit out of Dio[personal profile] unguilded on March 28th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Yeah I like. When they played that music during that scene it was so sdjkfhsklafjlakjl I was like OOOOH SHIT CHILLS I WANT THAT MUSIC IN MY EARS. But oh well. THE REST OF THIS OST IS SO AMAZING I CAN'T EVEN BE MAD.
(Anonymous) on March 28th, 2012 08:31 am (UTC)
;_________________; Now I just need some new Murata's artworks about these two lovely puppies.. Or a new LE series where they reunite.. :')
Dio Eraclea: motherfucking pancakes[personal profile] unguilded on March 28th, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
Did you see his illustration of them for the 2012 calendar? IT'S HERE IF NOT as well as a download for the rest of the calendar and Fam chara artbook if you haven't seen those. \o/

I am sitting here waiting for the next DVD cover to be released because we have Fam and Gisey, Millia and Liliana and Tatiana and Alis. I AM CROSSING MY FINGERS FOR SOME COLOR FAM DIO ART there is legit none yet. Please give me Dio cover.
(Anonymous) on March 28th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
Yessss, I have the calendar :D Just now I'm waiting my LE Fam artbook to arrive and it has illustrations like this in it http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/img87311.jpg/ soooo maybe there's gotta be some new little Dio sketch :D!
Yesssss you're right, I didn't think about the dvd cover at all *_*! Let's hope it's going to be Dio, Luscina and Alauda would be okay too :D (I'm such a Guild slut, LOL!)
(Ah-ehm, I better start sign my name, 'cause it's always me, the same anon on almost every post, the Italian one who (crapply) translated the Dio/Lucciola story from the Italian booklet version ^_-)

Dio Eraclea: totally innocent[personal profile] unguilded on March 28th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
AUGH THAT ARTBOOK I had that thing preordered on HLJ for forever and now the site is like LOL APPARENTLY WE EITHER NEVER GOT THESE OR GOT LIKE 2 COPIES OF IT, DISCONTINUED NOW I was like. You didn't even say anything to me and now it costs 9billion dollars everywhere where it's even available thanks guys. I hope they make some mass artbook compilation like Prismtone because then I can just get that and scan everything that's not online like last time. ;_; This series and its artworks, WHY SO CRAZY.

But yes aaah I want all of the DVD covers now. Or just all of the color artworks because I am sitting here tapping my foot like WAITING FOR DIO THAT ISN'T HIS COLOR CHARACTER DESIGN.