It's fun looking back at old update stuff. This page archives all the site updates posted on the main page.
-- January 14, 2024
GG Comic Anthology chapter 09, LOVE PHANTOM, is up. CW for a brief/implied depiction of sexual assault on page 68. Download in Archives, webview over on Mangadex.
-- January 11, 2024
Added scans of the GG article from Character Designer magazine, issue 1, to the Masterpost. Thanks, Kat!! Currently working on an English translation of this article around other projects. Has lots of text; it's slow going.
-- January 8, 2024
Tillman found a new book we didn't know about today (GG Terminological Concentration) so I added that to the MISSING section in the masterpost alongside the LtA chapter 1 EN translation, which I'd forgotten to do. Chapter 09 of the GGCA is translated. Just need to place the text and then it'll be online. Hoping to get it out there before the end of the week.
-- January 1, 2024
Happy new year!! First draft of Lightning The Argent's first chapter is up over in the Archives. Finally! I wanna do a chapter of the Comic Anthology before starting chapter 2.
-- December 10, 2023
Added Vastedge design document scans to the Masterpost. They're in ""Misc." between the "Magazines, Etc." and "Guide Books" sections of the Manga & Illustrative Works section.
-- December 6, 2023
Very recently found some cleaner scans of the Dengeki PS Oct. '95 GG article on the Dengeki Online website of all places. Right under my nose this whole time!! It's clean enough that I can finally read the few parts I was unable to when I translated that article earlier this year. Hoping to get the updated translation and the cleaner images upscaled then added to the document soon.
-- December 1, 2023
Added a new page for the Dengeki PlayStation GG articles, both missing and scanned/translated. It's linked in the Masterpost and Sitemap. Still missing photos of the table of contents for most pages, but it's functional.
-- November 24, 2023
New Guestbook running off of VIRTUALOBSERVER's Google Sheets/Forms code. I can reply now lol. Thank you to everyone that ever sent nice messages through the old Guestbook. Still need to adjust how it looks, but it works for now.
-- November 19, 2023
Added Guilty Gear -Strive- Artworks Archive art book to the Masterpost and Archives. This is the book that came with the Strive GG 25th Anniversary Box set.
-- November 17, 2023
Added GG Unaired Drafts Collection art book to the Masterpost.
-- November 9, 2023
Major update to the GGMasterpost. Added jump navigation, better organization, and some other light editing. Added a link to this section of Index to lead to the Masterpost. Probably gonna update that a lot in the future. Also, a new Guilty Gear wiki is in the works. Goodbye, Fandom Wiki.
-- November 1, 2023
Happy November. Merged the information in CREDITS to BACKYARD, added Applsidra's Sol/Ky doujinshi scans links/navigation to DOUJINSHI/TITTYMAGS, tweaked overall site code, added some navigation links to ABOUT. Throughout October, I did the Soltober challenge for the 3rd year in a row. This is essentially Inktober but with Sol Badguy. You can see all the drawings I did for it in this gallery folder on my Ko-fi page: link to gallery. I also got the GGXX Complete Guide, GGXX #RELOAD Complete Guide, and the GGStrive season 3 cover issue of Weekly Famitsu in the mail today. The two guides kinda suck, but I'll be scanning them all eventually with the Famitsu issue being the first on the list. Hoping to get back into the swing of translations again here soon, too.
-- October 28, 2023
GGXX Slash Beat Enyclopedia scans added to the Archives.
-- October 21, 2023
Fixed the corruption in the Night of Knives Vol.1-3 text files and uploaded them. Added links to the Dropbox directories for the NoK: Slayer Side Tales Robo-Ky and A.B.A. stories, uploaded and added the .PDF for Slayer Side Tales Axl Low story. The formatting on that one's rough, will fix later. Added a compiled .PDF of all the Drama CD translations. These files are all in Archives.
-- October 20, 2023
Cleaned up some formatting in Archives, added jump navigation to Archives, rehosted some of the GuiltyGear.ru English translations and added them to Archives. The Night of Knives text file has some glyph corruption that I'll have to fix another time. Seems like quotation marks got garbled at one point or another when the original file was hosted.
-- October 5, 2023
Scanned HELIOGENOMS LIMITED by Denki Akiba. In the Archives. Johnny/Sol in this one hehe. Got some work done on Lightning the Argent too, though it's not ready to be shared yet. Instead of announcing every update down here in the changelog, be sure to check IN PROGRESS at the top of the page
-- September 28, 2023
-- September something, 2023
Forgot to update this. Added the (fully translated, English) "Christ" doujinshi to the erotic fanbook archives. It's a Sol/Ky doujinshi that's quite poetic. Thanks to Tillman for finding it. Also added the bones of Mixed Tape VI to the tapes page.
-- September 21, 2023
-- September 17, 2023
New About page layout. Updated some stuff on the rest of the site too. It should be a little easier to read now. 40% of the way done applying the translated GGCA 08 text to the pages too.
-- September 5, 2023
Finally overhauled and updated the Japanese learning resources page. Added a bunch of new things and changed the organization of it to make it a little easier for completely new learners to dive into it.
-- August 28, 2023
There was a tornado Thursday (24th) that left me without power, water, and internet for almost 4 days lol Started working on another book scan though: the GGXX SLASH Beat Encyclopedia. Made a little progress recently (before the tornado) on the JP manuscript for chapter 08 of the GGCA too, but the translation for that is still a ways off since I'd like to work on LtA more. Bunch of shit I've pre-ordered recently that I'm excited about: GG Strive 25th Anniversary Box, the demo deck for Level 99's Strive board game, Ume's (Giselle circle) new Sol/Jack-O' doujinshi, Jack-O' Good Smile plushie (ETA: 2nd quarter 2024 — agony!), and the cassette release of Gunship's latest album. The only thing here I'll be scanning and sharing online is the art book the GGSt 25A Box is supposed to come with. That'll be shipping mid-November. Very excited for all of this though. My wallet, on the other hand, is crying blood and begging for mercy. Really hope Channel 3 Records isn't planning on dropping the Strive vinyl preorders anytime soon hah!
Alright, that's all for this update. Next update should have the scans for the SLASH Beat book and progress on either LtA or GGCA 08.
-- August 21, 2023
Started making a shrine for the Outrage MK.II (Sol's sword from Strive) for the hell of it. It's a work in progress so it's only linked on the Sitemap page at the moment. Here's a direct link.
-- August 14, 2023
New scan: GGX Anthology Comic by Bros. Comics. Different from the GGX Comic Anthology by DNA Media Comics. Yeah, I know. The Archives page is getting really long so I added a box to the top for new shit. Good problem to have, at least. Also got the first part of the first chapter of LIghtning the Argent translated. Once the first chapter's done, I'll post it on here. In the meantime, Volcanic finished his Spanish translation of LtA: Dropbox Link. Also been busy translating a bunch of 4koma strips. Wanna try to find a way to share those on here too. Eventually.
-- July 26, 2023
New scan: GGX SLASH Encyclopedia. In the Archives.
-- July 17, 2023
Added a mirror of my giant Tumblr fanworks masterpost to here. Just in case. The page is GGMASTERPOST.
-- July 11, 2023
Happy 7/11 day. Chapters 06 and 07 of the GGCA are finished. They're in the Archives. Also on Mangadex, where they can be read in-browser without downloading: MANGADEX. Chapter 08 is the longest one that I'll have done so far at—something like 10 or 12 pages—and I have other things I wanna finish so it'll be a while before the next update on this.
-- July 2, 2023
Got a bunch of pages updated to the new layout. Still need to update the Japanese, gifs pages, credits page, all 8 GG2OMC story pages, H-doujin page, and my about page but it's getting there. I wanna code a different layout for the about page so that'll probably be the very last one that'll get updated.
-- June 30, 2023
Woah almost a whole month passed since my last changelog update?! Been busier than I realized... Anyway, got a "new" Daisuke Ishiwatari interview cleaned up and put in the Archives. The pages for chapter 06 and 07 of the Comic Anthology are cleaned and the JP manuscript is compiled and ready for translating. Hope to have that done soon. Last update was so far off because I was 3D printing a 1:1 scale Outrage MK.II. Check out this post about it over on my Tumblr: LINK. I painted an Order Sol resin kit from 1999 by Eiji Nakayama too: Another Tumblr LINK. Now that these two giant projects are out of the way, I should have more focus for my other giant projects lol. I'd really like to get the rest of the pages on my site here converted over to the new layout code I wrote so maybe I'll get that done before the end of July.
-- May 21, 2023
Chapter 5 of the GG Comic Anthology is done. It's on Mangadex and in the Archives. Chapter 6 will be next and will hopefully be easier. The screentones cleanup in 5 killed me lol
-- May 21, 2023
HELIOGENOMS 4.0 is scanned, cleaned, and in the Archives. Only missing four of these doujinshi now but it's going to be a long time before I buy more of them. Got too many other projects going on.
-- May 21, 2023
Scanlations for chapters 3 and 4 of the Missing Link Comic Anthology are done. I updated the .PDF hosted here to combine these two new chapters with the previous two into a single file instead of having four .PDFs floating around cluttering things up. They're also on Mangadex, where they can be read without downloading them: MANGADEX. Archives.
-- May 8, 2023
Finished the Dengeki PlayStation October 1995 prototype Guilty Gear 1 article translation. It's in the archives. This project was a nightmare. Next project will be chapters 3 and 4 of the GG1 Comic Anthology. They're both 4 pages each and I already cleaned the pages so hopefully it won't be very difficult. I had to take on extra work this month to help pay for my dog's insulin and these new chapters might not be completed until the end of the month. They'll get done when they're done, as they say.
A few pages with the new site code have some minor aesthetic issues. Fixing those is also in my goals for this month. Oh yeah I also started 3D printing a 1:1 scale Outrage MK.II. Once the next piece is complete sometime Wednesday, I'll show a picture of it here. It'll be 25% of the way done by then.
-- April 27, 2023
Added HELIOGENOMS A•D and IRREGULAR BOUND to the Archives, which also had its layout updated to the new code.
-- April 22, 2023
Got the website links page (Backyard) updated to the new layout and added some sites to it.
-- April 17, 2023
Fixed the mobile view for the main page. Still has some minor aesthetic issues but it's now entirely functional both on desktop and mobile. Would like to roll this code out on the other pages on this site as soon as I figure out stylesheets. Some other day...
-- April 15, 2023 II
Didn't think I'd get this done today so here's two updates:
== HELIOGENOMS AWAY (SFW, 46p) - Japanese
- Neocities - Yet another Denki Akiba (Zanzibar circle) doujinshi from 2003. Some Dizzy and Johnny stuff in the beginning with some I-No, followed by Johnny and Potemkin with a little May. There's a story with Anji and Axl too. Sol fighting a Gear comes up here and there. Raven and Slayer have a conversation. I-No kicks Ky's ass. A pretty eventful book overall.
This doujinshi is also in the Archives with the others
-- April 15, 2023
Here it is, a layout designed and coded entirely by me. I'll be rolling it out on the other pages using Repth or sadgrl layout code next, but probably not for a while yet because I want to try to figure out how to get the navigation bar on the left not to overlap everything when the browser's shrunk (and other issues that are sure to pop up lol).
-- April 3, 2023
Chapter 2 of the GG Comic Anthology, SAKKAI MEMOIR, is done and in the Archives. Also on Mangadex, where it can be read in-browser: Mangadex. Chapter 3 will be a while. I promised to translate the October '95 Dengeki PlayStation article on the Missing Link prototype and I wanna get these other Denki Akiba doujinshi cleaned and compiled into .PDFs. Still picking away at that damn layout for here too. I have a newsletter now, too. If you'd like to keep up with my scanlation and art projects without having to remember to check on here or Tumblr, you can sign up for that (free, just needs an email) and read about it at the end of each month. March's is up already. Check it out: GUNFIRE GUILLOTINE.
-- March 21, 2023
HELIOGENOMS/SPLINTER By Denki Akiba (Zanzibar circle) is in the Archives. 22 page doujinshi featuring Sol and Johnny. It's safe for work. Sometimes the coding on pages using the layout as the homepage put a linebreak after links and it drives me crazy. Working on a new layout that fixes this. I'm tired of dealing with it.
-- March 19, 2023
The GGCA is on Mangadex now. The second chapter's manuscript is compiled too, so I'll be translating it when I can. I got a bunch of doujinshi by Denki Akiba/Zanzibar recently and scanned one of them, HELIOGENOMS/SPLINTER, which features Sol and Johnny. Once the scans for those are cleaned I'll get it into the archives. Some of the doujinshi have tight binding and I don't want to skin them for clean scans so I need to figure out how to get those digitized without ruining the binding. Next update shouldn't be too far in the future, hopefully.
-- March 4, 2023
First chapter of the Guilty Gear Comic Anthology, SLAVE TO THE GRIND, is completed and uploaded to the Archives. This was in credibly tedious. It was probably be a while before I get the next chapter done, I'm not going to push myself as hard for it as I did for this first one.
-- February 23, 2023
Added scans of Magic In Your Eyes, a Sol/Ky doujinshi from 2004 by Rima Setsura, to the Archives.
-- February 18, 2023
I've been busy. Finished the English translation of the Dengeki PlayStation April '96 article for Missing Link. It's hosted on Archive.org and on my Archives page here. Also found a bunch of 20 year old GG hentai manga, which I converted to .PDF and hosted here. These are for adults; they're porn. There's a link to them in the Archives but I made a new page for them too, just to kinda keep the spicy a lil separate from the sweet. Here's the link: eggplant emoji
Also put together a sort of otherkin resources page. At the moment it's only accessible through my sitemap because I don't know how to work it into my site yet. Joined a 'kin/alterhuman webring, which is now on the main index page, too.
Eventually I'd like to make my own page layouts and stop using these pre-made ones but I haven't had a lot of time to really sit down and dig into the meat of HTML/CSS. Some day. Once I'm done playing with my 3D printer, probably. Anyway, that's all for now. Next update will probably be about Lightning the Argent (which I have started) or the Missing Link manga. Oh yeah. I did finish four chapters of the Begin fanfiction and put it on Archive of Our Own. Working on chapter five/whatever comes next now. It's been fun.
-- January 23, 2023
Anthology manga scans are on Archive.org now. Next: Translating.
-- January 22, 2023
BIG update. Cleaned the formatting up on the Overture stories index as well as the older stories' pages. Some of the older stories (especially Sin's) had their translations cleaned up a bit too. These new pages have been added to the Archives page alongside a Neocities host of the .PDF. I uploaded the .PDF for the Begin translation too, which is also on the Archives page.
Recently I skinned the Missing Link Anthology manga and the GGX 4koma Kings manga. The Missing Link one has been fully scanned and I should be finished cleaning the scans soon. I'll also finally be starting on the Lightning the Argent translation very soon. My ass hurts from sitting all day. Until next time.
-- January 3, 2023
Happy new year!!! I finished the Dengeki PlayStation scans and got it uploaded today. Here's the link (Archive.org) and description that I wrote for it on the archives page here on my site:
Full scan of an issue of Dengeki Playstation. It has an article on an early/beta build of what would become the first Guilty Gear game, Guilty Gear: The Missing Link. There are also articles on Final Fantasy 7, Tekken 2, Street Fighter ZERO, Samurai Shodown III, Darkstalkers, Sailor Moon Super S., and numerous reviews for other games that released around 1996. Archive has a webview mode for the .PDF so it can be flipped through without downloading. I'd like to translate the Guilty Gear article but that's all I have plans to translate from this issue.
-- December 12, 2022
-- December 10, 2022
UGH so long between updates again!!!!! Finished two more of the Overture short stories and put them up on here: INTRODUCTION TO METAPHYSICS (Paradigm) and THE FIRST ONE (Valentine). I figured out how to get text to display how it looks in the code too so I didn't have to slap P tags on every single line by hand. Seems to have some issues with text properties, like italics, that I haven't figured out how to fix yet but it's a minor thing and I'm not too worried about it. The next Overture stories are all apparently pretty easy and I got the Japanese manuscript for Ky's compiled today. Just 3 left!
The Dengeki PlayStation issue is also fully scanned and I'm (slowly) working on cleaning up those pages now. I also got a copy of the Missing Link manga (Guilty Gear Comics Anthology) that I'll also be scanlating some day, and two of the 4koma manga in the mail. Would really like to start working on Lightning the Argent soon but we'll see how it goes lol. Since Duolingo shat the bed recently with its latest update, I've been messing around with alternative Japanese study materials and am planning an overhaul of my JP studies page for whenever I have time to move all those giant blocks of text around.
I completed the first draft of the fanfiction mentioned last update. It's just under 19,000 words. Unfortunately, I'm sick of looking at it and don't feel like cleaning it up. Maybe one day.
Might get at least Ky's story translated before the new year gets here but, if I don't, happy holidays and happy new year!!
-- October 27, 2022
Been a while, huh? I've been super busy lately but the Missing Link vinyl came in at the beginning of October and I finally got around to scanning it. Here's the information box I typed about it up above that I very tactfully am pasting down here: Channel 3 Records Guilty Gear: Missing Link Vinyl Art & Book: Scans of the short art booklet included with Channel 3 Records' release of the Guilty Gear: Missing Link soundtrack on vinyl. The booklet also has a brief interview with series creator and composer, Daisuke Ishiwatari. There's a page on here with the scans and text transcription but I also uploaded it over on Archive.org
I also got in a copy of Dengeki Playstation F2 April Special Issue, Volume 19, April 10, 1996, which has some information about Missing Link when it was still in the beta stage and used 3D models. This issue has some stuff about Tekken 2 and what looks like an early build of Final Fantasy 7, too. I'll scan this whole thing for everyone some day but it's a big issue so it'll take a while. REALLY want to work on finishing up those Overture short stories here soon so I can move on to the GGX Anthology manga. Work picks back up in November though, on top of general holiday stuff. Not sure when my next update here will be but I'll try my best!!!
I've also been writing a GG fanfiction that takes place between chapter 6 and the epilogue of Begin; the 6 months where Frederick was a Gear but didn't have his limiter yet. It's currently at about 12,000 words. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Might post that over on here too once it's done but I'd like to build a layout that's easier to read big blocks of text on first. In any case, it will definitely be posted over on Archive of Our Own. If I finish it.
Until next time
-- September 29, 2022
Artworks Of Guilty Gear X 2000-2007 is now fully scanlated!! It's been added to the Archives page. I'll be working on a gallery page for it like how I have for the GG2Overture scans when I have a moment. For now, here's a link to the Archive.org upload. It has a webview mode so you can flip through it without downloading anything but here's what's in the zip folder, in case you do want to download it:
I also finally got around to compiling the PDF for the How To Draw section and gave it its own Archive page too, since people have expressed interest in that part of the book, so people don't have to download like a 3gb folder just for that part. Its page is through this link
My next goal is going to be finishing up the 5 remaining Overture stories and then starting cleanup on the Anthology manga. I miss messing around here on Neocities too so I'd also like to clean up some pages and code new ones but, alas, I can only do one thing at a time... Until then, I need a short break after finishing the GGX art book lol.
-- September 24, 2022
The poll to decide what I'll work on after the GGX art book ended today with the Anthology manga beating Lightning the Argent by two votes! Thank you everyone who voted. There are also only 18 captions left to translate from the GGX art book now too. ALMOST DONE!!!
-- September 21, 2022
Been a while since the last update! Sorry about that. I've been super focused on both work and finishing up the GGX art book lately. Only 31 captions left to translate!!! All the pages, the dustjacket, cover, and obi (book details band) are scanned and cleaned. Nearly finished with my September work too, then I've got October "off" (moving platforms from Patreon to Ko-Fi for work stuff) so once this is all done, I'll be able to finish this book at long last... I've made a poll that ends on Friday (Sept. 23rd, 2022) to decide which project I work on after the GGX art book, the Lightning the Argent light novel or the GGX/GGXX Anthology manga. You can vote on it over here. I'll post another update after the poll ends to announce what's coming next.
OH!! One more thing. I was able to snag a copy of the Dengeki PlayStation magazine issue from 1996 that's got the GG Missing Link beta preview in it! I had to use a proxy service to buy it from the site and it's not going to be here for a long while yet, but I am very excited to scanlate this thing. There are scans of the GG parts online already except they're low res and difficult/impossible to read. This issue was my white whale. Still can't believe I was able to get a copy... I'll update here once it comes in too. See ya Saturday after that poll ends!
-- August 29, 2022
Wow, 20,000 views... Thank you all so much!! I have no idea how 20,000 people have found this page, but I appreciate it so much I drew a picture of Sol with the Neocities cat.
-- August 25, 2022
Izuna's story is finally finished!!! This is probably the most difficult thing I have ever translated. So many cultural nuances... Check it out: OYABIN'S TALE OF PAST & PRESENT
-- August 23, 2022
-- August 11, 2022
Congrats to Bridget! Sorry for slow updates. Been working on some more GGX captions/scans on top of the new month getting here (with new work) and the start of this month in general being kinda rough!! I'm currently making a red leather jacket and reading up on HTML/CSS still to optimize the gallery captions page code. It loads kinda janky on Chromium browsers still... hmm... I'll figure it out eventually.
-- August 3, 2022
Back to work today. But I procrastinated a bit and made a page for all the mixed cassette tapes I've put together for funsies. Still working on some GGX captions and cleaning up the GG2O captions page on here before putting together the one for the GGX captions. Poking away at Izuna's story too. It's gonna take a while though.
-- July 29, 2022
-- July 26, 2022
I've been working on pages using Komodo Edit instead of spamming Neocities with updates every time I wanna check my code changes and it's been going pretty good so far! The Gallery page for the GGX2k2k7 caption scanlations is almost done and ready for information to be input into it. The biggest thing left to do with that code is putting on a header/banner, a bar for links under that, a header box with a little space for page information, and then a footer with links to the next page of scanlations. There are about 150 pages in the GGX art book so I think I might limit it to 50 per page to minimize browser explosions. I'm currently debating how I want to do the directory for these pages though. There is an order to how they're put in the actual art book but it's esoteric and doesn't help much when looking for something specific within the art book. The order of them in the book will be preserved on my site's pages for them, but I'm worried about difficulty of navigation. There are also the illustration scans from the GG2OMC art book. Now that I think about it, it might be better to do those first and THEN do the GGX scans. There are only like 12 of them and I already have the translations for all the ones that had captions completed. Also debating if I should make an archive for these update posts. They're starting to make the index page pretty long...
-- July 24, 2022
My HTML5/CSS3 book came in the other day!! I've only read a little bit but have flipped through it and I'm really excited to get to put some of this new knowledge to use! I added some new gifs to the gif pages (mostly rotating swords) and added a couple more things to the Credits page. I really need to organize that page when I have a moment...
-- July 21, 2022
Started work on a Gallery page for the GGX2k2k7 caption scanlations and also added something like an actual welcome/about section on the main index page. There's a page for some gifs I've made too, which can be viewed over here: solradguy.neocities.org/gifs.html. Unrelated to this update, but I just drank like 120mg of caffeine in one sitting and I can feel the lightning in my blood trying to vibrate out of my bones.
-- July 19, 2022
Cleaned up the Archives page some more (made it a bit wider and easier to read). Added a Places page with some Neocities sites that I like as well as off-site pages with cool GG archives and some other neat things. I might have some time next week to start translating the next GG2OMC short stories too, Izuna and Dr. Paradigm, but it all depends on how much work I get done this week. I also ordered a book on HTML5 and CSS3 and would really like to figure out how to make an aesthetically pleasing gallery page to host my artbook translations here too. There's so much I remember about HTML/CSS from when I used to do it in 2004-2006, but so much I can't remember anymore...
I also got Photoshop again so look forward to a page with some GG sprites soon!!
-- July 17, 2022
Crossposted the Guilty Gear 2 -Overture- Material Collection art book short stories on to here and made an index for the stories. Cleaned up the Archives page a little bit and added a section on that page for translation projects I'd like to do in the future. Also created a general credits page for the site since putting credits for everything on a page is hard. Added some new Sol sprites to the About page (thanks Kennedy).
-- July 15, 2022
Added a page for Japanese study materials since people seemed interested in knowing what stuff I used for translating. You can check it out over here or via sidebar link on the homepage of this site.