Some have told me that the students don't care; they just want it for their resumes. None the less, paying something does influence a bit of motivation to actually get something done.
When that stage is underway, I can work on the cover(s).. One for the trade paperback, one for the requested hardcover. U promised I'd post an image of what I have so far, didn't I?
Ahh, I should have saved a better level of JPG, but you get the point. The title is also just a holdover form the last over.
As far as some changes that have happened in the story from the first edition:
- Jonathan Coll gets a bit more focus early on
- The architecture of Autar has been changed to be less 'Midgar'-ish.
- Jonathan will no longer be choosing the name 'Anubis'. Stargate made the name too famous. He will instead choose 'Erebus', a similarly themed entity.
- The character 'Anne' will now be called 'Erika'. My apologies to the real-life Anne I know who was happy to have her name in the book. Blame Richard Dean Anderson.
- We get to see Regan breaking up with Kris, instead of just hearing about it.
- Various added little touches that no one will notice. More description, clarification, digits for numbers all changed to full spellings, ('5' becomes 'five')
- Font size changed from 11 to 10.
- Formatting made more standardized in terms of paragraphs, tabs, etc.
- Extras section nuked.
- The existance of the four sections will be erased, and turned into one whole piece.
- Table of contents removed.
- "AZU-" removed from title
- Due to formatting changes and the loss of the extras section, page count will be considerably lower, resulting in a lower end price.
- Lancer will have some more elaboration, and more details about them will be revealed.
Other than that, it's the exact same thing, except:
- Joss Wheadon is no longer my director of choice, Uwe Boll is.
- Alisia has been turned into a guy named Al.
- Regan's now straight, and all traces of lesbian content have been removed.
- The zombies are now civil war re-creationists with chronic halitosis.