Dio Eraclea
Dio went to Otakon and cosplayed Dio, then Dio'd all day long.

(I am 4/4 on characters I cosplayed also being characters I have had as a primary/have RPed. I have feelings for these characters ok)
Current Mood: accomplished
Dio Eraclea
OKAY SO I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS IN HERE. Because hoooooly shit Last Exile why.

There are spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't seem Fam, yet! So stop reading if you are avoiding.

THE SUBJECT OF THIS POST: the information released in the last BD booklet.

Which is basically Dio is directly connected to what you see happened to Claus in Fam.

Current Mood: crying
Dio Eraclea
10 July 2012 @ 11:07 am
Do I need to do the obligatory disclaimers for this after all of the other shit I've ghetto-translated? I GUESS SO JUST TO COVER MY ASS!!

- MY MOON IS NOT REALLY VERY GOOD AT ALL I just have an arsenal of tools to get a PRETTY OKAY jist of what is going on - enough to extrapolate things and turn it into something readable. Also ty to Alison who helped out with a few lines and parts I just went ??????? at.

- Since these are novels and not artbook things, there is a little more extrapolation because of the format a lot of novels like this is in. Aka I merge and reword some things so it looks more nicely weaved together in English.


This post covers:
- Dio and Lucciola's entrance
- Elaboration on a formerly unnamed character (the dead Guilder Alex shot)
- Some extra Guild interaction
- The first battle with Claus

And with those disclaimers, here we go! )
Current Mood: geeky
Dio Eraclea
30 June 2012 @ 03:53 pm
And my short-lived raw provider job comes to an end. :P Which is to say, this is the last chapter! LOTS OF THINGS HAPPEN! Al is adorable, etc.

Current Mood: weird
Dio Eraclea
16 June 2012 @ 04:08 pm
Okay, so this went from a 'headcanon about a general What Happened with Dio's recovery' to 'I'll just make a whole life timeline of headcanon shit' and then ended up with 1/5th of a NaNoWriMo.

I'm also still waiting for the day we get actual canon on some of this stuff, but it's GONZO so I will not hold my breath.

Current Mood: creative
Dio Eraclea
11 June 2012 @ 03:09 pm
My first series novels finally came! So here are the illustrations from them. :) Now to begin the slow, agonizing climb of ghetto-translation mountain for Dio parts (I SEE HIS NAME A LOT IN HERE OH GOD) that will take forever and beyond to do.

"But Tara what about the Fam novels" first series has Lucciola in it ok this takes precedence. Also I want to see before anything if they elaborate more on Dio in the last episode or after it. Also because the Fam parts I did translate I wasn't thrilled with (translate Dio scene from episode 9, the novel makes it all about explaining the scene Fam is looking as while Dio talks instead of DIO'S FEELINGS. Also talks about Millia's lush thighs and about Turan underwear or lack thereof. What.) We'll see how the narration to the first series novels is.

(as an aside newest Travelers is being picked up today to scan the raws in for the scanlators so news on whether or not it's actually ending with this chapter is forthcoming)

In the meantime, novel scans!

Prettiness below! )
Dio Eraclea
24 May 2012 @ 09:57 pm
Let's pretend this post happened earlier.

Anyway! More actions builds up to a cliffhanger promising ... something!!!!

Dio Eraclea
11 May 2012 @ 06:06 pm
And here be illustration scans from Volume 2!

Now to wait for the rest to come out...

More pretty!! )
Dio Eraclea
08 May 2012 @ 04:05 pm

Anyway, what it says on the tin. Scans of the illustrations from the first Fam novel. Volume 2 forthcoming.

what about those ghetto TLs A SLOW WORK IN PROGRESS also so far nothing really interesting has been unearthed at least in Episode 1's version of it (and 9's because yes I wanted to see what they did with my favorite scene)

Awww yes. )
Dio Eraclea
05 May 2012 @ 04:57 pm
So the Fam BDs, for the uninformed, brought back something we all love.

Character narrated episode previews.

(if you skipped the LE ones you missed out on amazing, and should click here to go watch them all since I compiled them.)

Dio's only been in one so far, but ........ well.

There's no translation but the jist of it is Fam is pissed off because of "that captain woman" and their situation on the Silvius now. Giselle is like YOU DON'T THINK THIS IS ALL DIO'S MASTER TROLLING PLAN DO YOU??? and Fam is like DIO A SPY FOR THE SILVIUS??

As Dio passes by being. Dio. As you can hear. No translation needed for Dio's part.

"There's definitely no way."

"You're right."


Once all of the BDs are out I'm gonna make a compilation of them like I did for the first series and hope that someone will translate them. :x Of course there are two with Dian speaking Russian with no subtitles though, so...
Dio Eraclea
04 May 2012 @ 12:36 pm
I'm just gonna post this here since I had it saved from 2ch and there is ... still no other info out to confirm or deny if what they posted was real and no scans from Volume 3's BD booklet where it's apparently in? But we got a lot of info from the exhibits and stuff too, so.

But it says:

"I also received BD Volume 3.
The booklet revealed the specifications of Dio's machine.
750.1 km/h maximum speed and 450 km/h cruising speed.
By the way, here are the specs for Fam.
160 km/h cruising speed and 300 km/h maximum speed.
The Vespa would be slower than the Silvius in the Grand Race."

Seriously if that's legit then Dio. Dio.
Dio Eraclea
04 May 2012 @ 04:10 am

First is a MAD video focusing on the Ades Federation which is pretty cool. Also apparently has Sorush's full name...? NOT SURE where the video maker got it from and he's the only one in the MAD with one, so not sure about legitness (if it is legit though, then sweet name, Sorush)

Here's that video!

And second is-- what I think is the 'official' karaoke thing with video clips they mentioned on Fam's website? I think it's the legit one because of A: No next episode title during the end of 15.5 in that clip (the next BD with it isn't out yet) and B: Exile shadow flying over Glacies base and said base exploding clip. That was. Not in the series so might be an extra scene in the BD as well.

That one's here.
Dio Eraclea
27 April 2012 @ 03:26 am
Which isn't so much of a retcon since apparently I went with the right assumption when I canon updated in CFUD?

On the Fam JP wiki, they got an FAQ up for the final episode, and one of the things they talked about on it was the very end with Dio getting yellow card trolled (something I went OH MY GOD WHY ARE THEY SO VAGUE ABOUT THIS WHAT THE FUCK AM I GOING TO DO WHEN I CANON UPDATE). The answer for the question mentioned the Last Exile exhibit in Nakano going on right now, where there are things with info and storyboards and other things from what I gathered looking through twitter and blogs and stuff about it (apparently Dio had long hair in the early storyboards? Which invoked a few shoops and pieces of fanart...).

And I guess since the answer mentions it it's the closest thing to legit unless they make a note of it in another canon source? The wiki says "In the descripton of the exhibit in Nakano, Dio became disqualified from a fuselage/airframe check, not because nobody was riding in the backseat, suspect that it was disqualified because there was something in violation with the aircraft itself."

And his vanship was what I went with when I updated since ... Dio's vanship was made by him and its statistics are kind of insane compared to the norm of the series. IT'S STILL DUMB AS HELL because seriously no matter what the reason was you'd think they'd check the vanships before the race itself...

Unless Dio just decided to fly up and join without doing that. Which. He would do. SO YES for now I have that and hopefully it's legit because if it is then I went with the right thing. /o/

Now I want to go make a wikia account to correct all of the pages on the English wiki that have the wrong info about it, but if I make an account I know I'm going to go crazy and correct other things as well as add all of the information ever like from the Chronicles translations.
Dio Eraclea
22 April 2012 @ 04:48 pm
I am so late with this it is sad. I blame Fam ending, RPing the hell out of Dio and slowly doing novel shit ok.

THIS MONTH: more feelings! Then thankfully some action awww yes.

Dio Eraclea
04 April 2012 @ 11:28 am
Mainly because after two canon updates and Lucciola, the last couple of months have been INTERESTING from the Dio inner mind theater.

Dio Eraclea
01 April 2012 @ 05:10 pm
So! When I apped Dio pretty early on in Fam, there had already been a couple of instances to back up what happened after I apped him in CFUD. IE, how intensely adorable he is with youngins. I love all of Dio's CR endlessly, but when it comes to anybody under the age of like ... 15, threads always ended up turning into things I sit there smiling goofily at as I tagged.

And then as Fam went on, Dio's interaction with other children just solidified how I'd been playing him with the kiddies in camp.

So now have some screencaps of all of the canon adorable and some rambles about those interactions.

And apparently after typing out the whole post this also turned into a DIO AND HIS SISTER AND HIS LIFE AND THOUGHTS ON FAMILY essay in how it relates to his interactions with kids. Whoops this got long and rambly!

The best big bro ever. )
Dio Eraclea
28 March 2012 @ 12:38 pm
In which I still ship Tatiana and Alister forever. Get out Claus you don't hold a candle to the true lady love.

Speaking of Claus, he remains being a dumb boy. Nobody is surprised.

Dio Eraclea
28 March 2012 @ 12:46 am
So Fam OST 2 just came out, and much like OST 1 (seriously listen to these samples) it is basically a big, sexy orgy in my ear. So here are clips of my favorite tracks that I uploaded.

Like the rest of the series, the music is by Hitomi Kuroishi (who did music for Geass and Shangri-la), and, also much like the rest of the series OSTs, is fucking amazing.

If ever I wished to physically make love to music it would be now. )
Dio Eraclea
27 March 2012 @ 12:52 pm
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.