Here's MiB version of 133 Claymore chapter. No nipple nor nostril have been lost during cleaning process (contrary to MS version ;P) but that's the only advantage over MS's version (well, there is also the fact that we do not use annoying watermarks and they made a mistake with one of the words writing it 3 times instead of 1). Not that many people will read this anyway ;P.
Also, thank Gernot if you haven't done it already (and you might want to congratulate him for his 50th Claymore translation).
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While typesetting this chapter these words have made me laugh:
lolOriginally Posted by Gernot's translation
In the previous chapter Chronos was referring to Isley as if he was a half-god and in this one his words suggest that stopping AO is easy as pie. That makes even less sense considering that he along with Lars were confident they could rip 7 ghosts apart easily. In other words he thought that beings he thought were inferior to him could easily stop a being that he thought was out of his league. Nice logic here. Of course it could be easily explained that their growling was out of fear and they knew that (ex-)Ghosts could kill them instantly.
Last edited by Goral; December 05, 2012 at 12:27 PM.
So correct me if I'm wrong here...
The "greater than an abbysal being" thing attacking Priscilla is something that basically sprouted from the bisected bottom half of Riful. It uses Riful's hair-blades and Duff's steel rebar projectile attacks. Since it sprang from Riful's bottom half, am I safe in saying "this thing is the crotch-fruit of an abyssal and male awakened"?
This is just one of handfuls of blatant lapses in logic and reasoning on behalf of these ABs. I honestly hope they get their faces shredded like next chapter because they're really annoying me. Yeah, I mean all the AB bystanders, from what we're led to believe, witnessed a single pass by only 1 of the ghosts (Clare) that annihilated a huge swath of an AO's outer body. This took what, maybe 2 minutes? And it doesn't matter if the AO was able to regen all of that damage right back... if I looked at a group of claymores just rolling up on an AO and only a single one of them totally cuisinart'ed it not one of the claymores have even taken a hit yet ... then would I be lol'ing about it? Maybe, this actually is logical if these ABs are THAT arrogant.
Here is my dream next-chapter:
* Octavia+friends have arrived at the AO battle, just starting to Biki-Biki and get ready *
* Off-screen, the ABs hear a hearty "KuKuKu" speech bubble, and they're like "!!" *
*Cut to a half-page pane of Clare, in that same badass pose she had in this chapter, only this time she is 30% and totally Biki-ing out. Her head is slightly bowed, and through her bangs you can see brightly shining orbs of her eyes. She has a predatory grin. "Why don't you take a nap, little ABs. If we need you, you'll be notified." *
* Clare proceeds another pass at the AO, using Raftela Fight Style + QS + PYS, to eradicate all tentacles in the vicinity of the middle of the AO's superstructure, then proceeds to shred directly into and through the AO's abdomen. Meanwhile, Helen + Deneve do whatever to disable and sever on of the AO's support legs *
* Everyone in the manga is totally "!!!" *
* The AO's true self flops out of her abdomen, dazed *
* Tabitha and crew lock onto the AO's yoki, snapping her out of her trance *
* Cut to focused, close-up series of panes of Cassandra going through a range of expressions and poses. "Do you think you've freed me from my torment? I've been cut down by my fellow warriors before ... why am I being put through this Hell again?" *
* Miria: "I am deeply sorry, Cassandra, but you can only blame the Organization for this travesty they've wrought upon you. Your pain ends now." Miria phantoms directly up to Cassandra, creating a line in her neck. Cassandra: " .... " Head falls off *
* Cut to full-page pane of the MiB's. Rubel is actually frowning *
There's your next chapter.
^This sounds great, but I doubt it will be so easy.
I can predict at least several chapters of them fighting against Cassandra while zombie Riful is having all the fun with Priscilla.
But seriously... will Lars and Chronos just sit there and eat popcorn the whole time while their "brothers and sisters" AB's die out?
Here is a QS version of the scanlation. I've also added "biki" on the last page which I've somehow omitted and resized page 8.
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BTW, I wonder what Rubel is thinking now. I hope his reasoning is similar to ours but he doesn't say anything since he's Rubel. I also wonder what he thinks now about a "failed experiment" when he looks at that someone shredding AO to bits even though she's being attacked from all sides by her. And not that long ago (for Claymore/MiB standards) he was sure that even the weakest AB could kill her easily .
Im curious about why Rubel is even with Dae still, i mean the Organization has fallen and he has no need to really stay on the island. Is there another reason fro him to be there? Does he know somethings going to happen ?
If you were to examine Riful-Duff from a writer's perspective, it is a really, really, really weak plot device to stall Destrilla from getting on her business of beating the **** out of everyone else that we might care about. Way too obvious, way too contrived. Personally I don't care though. I've given up on the legitimacy of this manga's plot and immersion since Miria's Organization plot/stupid ZAO fights ...
...but I find Riful-Duff to be very well drawn and btw, she's totally brawling, right off the bat, with Prissy; we almost never get to see Prissy truly fight (not really since she fought Isley, her Riful fight was nothing in comparison). We might even actually get Prissy to talk due to this. I can't help myself but enjoy these things alone, and I'm sure many will agree. In fact this chapter has brought unreal combat WITH the promise of more unreal combat immediately!
As long as Yagi keeps drawing this well and is giving us crazy ass action like this chapter, I'll be happy enough for now.
You know, I suppose there is a possibility for a select few #2 ABs of exceptional ability to actually enhance an offspring. Riguald actually believed that he was a match in combat for Isley, then fought him, then Isley kicked his butt, and then Riguald became Isley's general. But Riguald had exceptional ability, and, if you were to select Riguald's best traits and put them on what Isley already had, I suppose you could actually get a super-Isley (Super-Abyssal-One). Btw... I might be wrong about Riguald being a #2, feel free to correct me if so.
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An interesting development here...with Dae and Rubel. Dae's reaction here was really strange.
How come that Dae is not interested at all in Clare after seeing how she almost killed an AO in one swift attack?
Surely he too would be interested in such a strong warrior, especially after seeing an action like that.
Maybe he doesn't know that Clare carry in herself Teresa's remains, or maybe he know but like everyone else in Organization he thinks about that as "failed" experiment.
And why do I have felling that Rubel will play some hidden card until the end of the battle? His has "Just as planned" written all over his face. could it be that he is just happy that Organization is gone, or is it something more than that?