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Old 2006-10-16, 11:46   Link #527
Meophist
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Join Date: Oct 2006
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Originally Posted by Kinny Riddle View Post
1999? Where in the text does it mention 1999? I can't seem to remember myself, even though I took part in translating it. Care to find an excerpt for me please?
It's in the Prologue of Volume 1.

Strato's Translation:
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As I graduated from middle school, I also graduated from those childish dreams and became accustomed to the routine of this world. The year 1999 was my last hope, and it wasn’t like anything was going to happen there. We've reached the 21st century without humankind making it beyond the moon. It looks unlikely that travel to Alpha Centauri and back within a day will happen in my lifetime.
Baka-Tsuki's Translation:
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After junior high, I completely grew out of that fantasy world and became utterly grounded in reality. Nothing happened in 1999, even though I kept hoping, just a bit, that something would; mankind hadn't returned to the moon or gone beyond it. I suppose, from the way things are looking, that I'll be long dead before you can book a round trip from Earth to Alpha Centauri.
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