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The Last Tales of Monkey Island - The saga ends (an unofficial Season Two?)

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Aye, buccaneers.
I want to present you a very important project, something we built with a lot of patience, passion, and after a lot of work and research.

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LAST TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND is an episodic novel (with illustrations) which purpose is ending the storyline in the Monkey Island Saga, and giving at last a sequel to TALES OF MONKEY ISLAND.
It's some kind of unofficial “Tales of Monkey Island Season Two”, and the achievement of the plot needed a lot of months for studying Monkey Island characters, psychologies, storylines, humour, etc.
Then, I want to give a very, very big thank you to Dave Grossman, because I wrote him on facebook, I sent him some part of the plot, and he gave me some precious idea and advice about the story, making it more complete and interesting. Thanks, man, you're great!

This project had a respectable success among the Italian fandom (in Italy we published five episodes and ended the Part I), and now I decided to work with a translator and to present it to the international fandom. I hope you will like it, too.

So far I will give you some link and four promotional posters. First episode is translated in english yet, but we will begin wih an episodic publication (maybe weekly) only when we will have three or four complete episodes.

Website: http://www.lasttalesofmonkeyisland.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LastTalesOfMonkeyIsland
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/lasttalesofmi

Some poster (mixed original-not original art. The final art of the project will be fully original):

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And some little disclaimer: this project is no way affiliated with Telltale, LucasArts, or wants to replace an official Season Two. On the contrary, whenever and wherever the Telltale wants to take from this project part of the plot, of the situations, of the characters, of the dialog lines, I would be only glad of it.

Thank you to everybody, we will start soon!

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  • @Sylvy said: sorry, where did you see it? I'm sure I never wrote it.

    It's in the "Closing Credits" at the end, in computer-style writing.

    @Sylvy said: Apart from that (provided we can find it, I really don't remember it, I looked for it myself time and again, but nope...) how does that look to you? I mean, is the text fluent, natural,and all that? Does it sound "English"?

    It's readable as English. There are a few odd phrases here and there, like "things have got only worse," which should be, "things have only gotten worse." People who read English are tolerant of things like this, though, because we have such a complicated language, and the story is still understandable and easy to read. It's also written from Guybrush's perspective, so we can blame any grammar problems on him.

  • Next episode on April 5th!

    Thank you everybody for comments and criticisms. They help us improving the project (the 'omage' thing was my fault, not Sylvy's. I'll fix it very soon).

    Also coming Soon: the original Last Tales of Monkey Island Soundtrack, by the great musician&composter Riccardo Messori

  • @WarpSpeed said: It's in the "Closing Credits" at the end, in computer-style writing.

    It's readable as English. There are a few odd phrases here and there, like "things have got only worse," which should be, "things have only gotten worse." People who read English are tolerant of things like this, though, because we have such a complicated language, and the story is still understandable and easy to read. It's also written from Guybrush's perspective, so we can blame any grammar problems on him.


    So you like it. I'm really glad about that! Please let us know if anything is wrong because this will help us to improve our work. This is my first experience as a translator, and I'm not a native speaker of English, so it's a bit difficult for me to translate such a complicated thing, but I'm doing my best to make it sound natural. Thank you for your comment!

  • New episode today at 18.00 GMT . What is going to happen into the legendary Tomb of the Titan?

  • Let us know what you think of it, guys. Besides, it won't be long before episode 3 is out. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

  • Episode 3 is online! http://www.lasttalesofmonkeyisland.com/downloade.html

    Thanks for all the comments guys!

    Wait... you didn't comment episode 2. Well, thanks anyway for reading :)

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    I've just read chapter three and I quite enjoy the story so far.
    The tone is mostly right , the dialogue is pretty funny (and doesn't usually sound out of place with what the characters would usually say) and the story is quite intriguing.
    There are some spelling mistakes and the grammar isn't perfect (as a native French speaker, I'm sure that mine isn't either ;)), but that doesn't really affect my enjoyment of the story.
    Good job and keep'em coming!

  • @Macfly77 said: I've just read chapter three and I quite enjoy the story so far.
    The tone is mostly right , the dialogue is pretty funny (and doesn't usually sound out of place with what the characters would usually say) and the story is quite intriguing.
    There are some spelling mistakes and the grammar isn't perfect (as a native French speaker, I'm sure that mine isn't either ;)), but that doesn't really affect my enjoyment of the story.
    Good job and keep'em coming!

    Thanks you for the comment! You know, I'm not a native speaker, so of course some mistakes may happen. This is my first experience as a translator, so it's a challenging task, but it's really worth doing it. Anyway I checked the writing again and I already prepared a new edition which will be up soon. Thank you again, your comments help us improving our work.

    Ok, so the mistakes are fixed. And a new chapter will be out soon, so enjoy it!

  • Hi everybody! The Episode 4 is going to be online today at 18.00 GMC:

    http://www.lasttalesofmonkeyisland.com

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