Sunday, March 20, 2011

OK guys seriously.

I've received even more feedback about the last chapter, which many of you feel was sub-par, and I would like to clear up some lingering misconceptions which I know people have.

1. Red Hawk was IN ANY WAY to blame for ANYTHING
No. No no no no no no no. Red Hawk are really good people to us at JoJo Project. They offered us cleaners to help speed things along as a serious favor. All they did was do some redraws and page joins. Their work is very much appreciated; their experience and speed is something that JoJo Project can't hope to match for ages, and definitely not in time to try and do SBR once a week. The accusations that they're trying to "take over series" or that they fucked up chapter 71 just to call attention to themselves is really worrying. They are not "taking over" Steel Ball Run in the slightest; they stuck their necks out to do JoJo Project and the JoJo fanbase a really huge favor, but if this kind of reaction that both groups have been getting continues, they'll have to call the alliance off, which will leave you guys with slower SBR. Why would you do that? Why?

2. This chapter sucked.
Yeah, honestly, it kind of did. Our QC was a bit off, we weren't sure what to do with multiple people typesetting one chapter, and it didn't help that this is more than likely the most awkward chapter in SBR in ages. We couldn't have picked a worse chapter to have things go slightly wrong on if we tried, and that means everybody at both teams. For the next chapter, it'll be me doing both the typesetting and the script rewriting. If you're still unhappy with it at that point, you can be upset at me myself, not anybody else on either team. Before you judge anybody too harshly, please wait patiently for chapter 72. It is far longer, far more text, and if you don't like it then, well, please direct your complaints to JoJo Project, not Red Hawk.

3. Why are you still posting on 4chan, when all you get is trolled?
From this point on, we aren't. It's not worth it. You can leave feedback for JoJo Project on this blog or on the JoJo boards (in the appropriate threads there) and we will read it, but from this point on, if anybody is making a "new sbr thread", you can count on it not being an actual member of JoJo Project. We're doing this because we love JoJo and we love to spread the joy of this delightfully bizarre manga. When the internet hate machine is on in full force (hurrr hol horse?) and several of the group members are going to be trolled on sight even not in a JoJo thread, it's just not worth it for us anymore to bother with /a/.

I hope this has cleared up as many lingering misconceptions as possible. Wish me luck on chapter 72; it's a wordy one!

4 comments:

Steve_dave said...

I was in that thread at the time. I think it was just a mix of confusion about the chapter, somewhat bad chapter, and worries that JJP might have chosen speed over quality after all this time doing HQ releases. There were also a few trolls in the thread as well. Something that didn't really happen to often in JJBA threads till recently.

I'm glad the Red Hawks are helping out (thanks guys!) and I'm happy they are only helping with the cleaning because Jojo is notorious for being hard to translate.

Don't get discouraged or anything guys. We appreciate your work and I'm looking forward to the next chapter for sure. Thanks for bringing such an awesome manga everyone!

Jfreekao said...

Good thing I'm a wizard.

I'm winning, you damn trolls

Bob said...

I for one think that you, Jojo Project and Red Hawk are doing a fabulous job. A lot of people appreciate what you guys do and it allows them to read great chapters of Jojo. Don't let negative feedback take you down!

Captain said...

Pretty much all the dialogue in this chapter can pretty much be blamed on Araki, but that aside, I hope all you at JJP AND redhawks can just ignore all the retards and trolls from /a/.
We all appreciate what you're all doing and hope for the best on everything and everyone involved.

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