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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
My Impressions. If they need to be longer let me know.
1) Overall chapter: .8. A very good chapter, that certainly sets up quite a bit for the next week. The Kages have been backed into a corner, and for the first time ever we get to see two Uchiha's fight side by side. Should be awesome.
2) Character Development: .8. Sasuke and thinking with his head for once and teaming up with his brother is good and shows he isn't just hell bent on revenge. Also the resolve of the Kages vs. Madara finally being serious and even joking to point of mocking the Kages was nice to see.
3) Plot: .6. Nothing really big has really happened that shouldn't have already happened, no big surprises really.
4) Art: .7 No crazy scenes but no glaring mistakes or too messy scenes.
5) Action: .6 A few high notes but nothing over the top or crazy.
I'll do characters again this week.
I'll do action again.
Back like I never left! Sup all. I can do plot (first choice). I will be on time, promise
I wanna see ninjabot vs. jdw, that'd be such an interesting "debate."
Though, more interested in theirs and Delbi's thoughts of the chapters. This is one review I look forward to.
Here's my part
Last edited by KiSwordsman; March 23, 2012 at 04:08 PM.
Here we go:
Haven't really done this before so please let me know if it is insufficient or could use some help.
Awesome!!....I'm gonna write my part as soon as possible....
I'm currently writing up my part. Sorry for the delay had a busy weekend with work and school.
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Here you go.
In a few minutes I will have my part posted, and probably art and predictions as well...of course if anybody wants to take something for himself, be my guest...
I have a few observations though: for the stuff that has been submitted so far...content-wise there are no problems with them, except maybe Characters where there's not much analysis, but more like re-telling the chapter...I think maybe the problem might be that it's unclear how to approach such an analysis...
However most times the how to approach and how to write it down/organize the ideas go hand in hand...
I've noticed two similar formats from jdw and Delbi...the basic idea is to come illustrate the main points, and then writing an overall impressions part.
I like this, however I can't and won't decide by myself what should we adopt, or should we even adopt one format...
- jdw's format is more precise and to the point, and consequently shorter, which means the entire review is easier to read
- Delbi's format reaches out with more cohesive text, and contains a more detailed analysis of what we are seeing in the chapter...
So which way should we go? Should we try both? So next week we would go with one format, and then with another? Of course this format would be applied to both Characters and Art as well...
Last edited by benelori; March 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM.
So basically, describe how the characters present themselves within the chapter and explore that? Well, I felt a little put on the spot, but I will revise my section.
Honestly, I think we should each have a word/character limit. The limit does not have to be low, but it should reflect, when totaled across all contributions, the type of length a person would willingly read and/or respond to. If our combined review is too long, no one will read, imo. I think the lengths we have so far are great, but we need to make sure we don't overwhelm people at the same time going forward.
I didn't think that I had to resubmit my impressions sense they are the exact same as in the unrevised version.
Review is posted....finally!!! Sorry for the delay though...
I will try my best to keep my schedule up next time, so that there won't be any delays like this in the future. But good work everyone, thanks for taking part, and let's do this again...hopefully with ninjabot and Googz joining in.
About the word limit...do you guys have anything in mind? A certain number?...I think this time the review was really acceptable considering the size, because there was an equal distribution of plot, character development and action. But sometimes maybe there will be only some battle, so there will be more analysis for that, or maybe there will be only characters featured.
But I agree we should reach a consensus on a max size.
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This time the review has roughly 2400 words. Dividing that to the 6 different parts we have, that's roughly 400 per category.
400 words include both the assigned parts and impressions. So is that an acceptable number? Should we lower it to 300, which would allow a similarly sized Art analysis to be included, and a small summary?
Of course these word numbers are just estimates, there's no hurt if we pass the limit and write, say 330 words.
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I also made a new thread, so we can head there to discuss these new details...
I am going to be away this weekend, basically starting right now, so I may not have a chance to post the plot review. I will try to post it before Friday night, but if things come up, or I don't have reliable internet access I may not be able to. I will certainly try though. Worst case, I should be back in time for the next chapter review.