Spirit Tree wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:44 pm
Digsu wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:19 pm
So the Finnish version of TLW 22 is out now and looking at Yoshi's essay at the end of it, he outright confirms that TLW was meant to be the end of the series and that he was more or less forced into making GDN by the publishing company. He even points out how silly continuing the series after The Last
Wars would be.
I went ahead and quickly translated the whole thing, as I thought it was pretty interesting.
Somebody please just let this poor man sleep already.
Well ain’t that something? If he intended to have TLW be the last of the series, he probably should have thought of a better ending for it. But yeah, he really needs to sleep peacefully at some point, not be forced to write until he dies. Maybe GDN will be the finale? I don’t know.
I do wonder if it's a slightly paraphrased version of the events and Yoshi actually had this conversation with his editor before the final chapter was done, and he was both desperate to get those few months off and possibly a bit disheartened by hearing TLW wouldn't be the grand finale for the series he'd been planning, so he just phoned in the ending. But that's just speculation on my part.
Either way, it kind of sounds like the publisher will never let him end the series unless its popularity drops significantly.