A bit late, but here's an update with what's going on with the games' official English localization. The team at Darksquid Media have been busy with Canadian Election, a staff member switching between day jobs, and changes going on in TDOMMX's work schedule and responsibilities. So this will be affecting how much time they can put into working on the localization of the RosenkreuzStilette series, but thankfully this hasn't affected things are working out for the localization and their jobs outside of the games' localization does give them some time to think about solutions in case they run into any problems without affecting their momentum.
Things, however, aren't looking bright for Tristan MacAvery
, who may know as the voice of Neon Genesis Evangelion
's Gendo Ikari, the narrator of Fire Emblem, Diol from Slayers: The Motion Picture
, among many others, and lending his talents to voice Count Michael Zeppelin. Now out of respect of his privacy, TDOMMX don't divulge into the specifics of his situation, but it has him feeling pretty depressed. In an earlier blog post from TDOMMX, Tristan drove all the way from Syracuse to their place in Montreal to record his lines for Count Zeppelin and did it pro bono but team at Darksquid Media give him something for helping out. Now I wasn't aware of this, but Tristan MacAvery is also a writer, and a very good one; he has put out a bunch of titles under his real name
and a few under his Cheyenne tribal name, Tristan Black Wolf
. Tristan has recently started a Patreon to help support his writing career. He also gave TDOMMX an autographed copy of his latest book, The Laputan Factor
, as thanks for having him over. The Laputan Factor
, going by TDOMMX's word, was something that he couldn't put down once he started reading it. In his words, the story felt like something from the works of Kotaro Uchikoshi, the author of the Infinity
series (Never 7
, Remember 11
, Ever 17
, 12 Riven
, and Code 18
), Zero Escape
(Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
, and Virtue's Last Reward
, and Punch Line
. If you can help him out, you can pledge as little as $1 though $5 can get you a digital copy of The Laputan Factor
(and a free copy of one of his future releases), but feel free donate what you can give him. And for a little fun fact, Martian "Dream & Nightmare" Tessnow, Darksquid Media's German translator, drew the cover art and illustrations for The Laputan Factor
, and Tristan was the one that introduced them. Here's a video review from one of Tristan's Patreons of his latest book that TDOMMX shared in the blog post.
You can also read up on the first three chapters of the book for free to give yourself a taste of what it has to offer.
The full story on Schwer And Schwer Alike: http://schwer-muta.blogspot.com/2015/10/psa-friend-in-need.html