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Hi folks!

I had planned to make this announcement a bit later, but since the curiosity seems to push some of you to try rather extreme maneuvers, I thought it would probably be better to make it official right now.

I think some of you have figured it out, I've been writing a Zootopia fanfiction for long now (since late June 2016). It's only available in French for now and it’s called “Une Route à parcourir à deux". Here is the link to the fic, for the most curious of you: www.fanfiction.net/s/12013412/…

This fic has met a certain success in the French fandom, where it seems to be the most popular (if it can have any meaning within the francophone fandom, even though this one being quite reduced). But for a non-English fiction, the feedbacks have been massive, enthusiastic, and overall very positive. It’s unnecessary to say that I am both honored and very happy.

I’m aware that I’m mostly known for my drawings... And I have made a lot of progress thanks to your support, your presence, your advices and your kindness. But in reality, I consider that I have better skills in writing than in drawing, since it’s mainly through literature that I asserted myself the most, from an artistic point of view.

As you can guess, I have a lot of devotion for this story (currently the longest of the fandom with more than 500 000 words) and I regret not being able to share it with more people, because I don’t feel as much confident about my English skills…

This will soon change.

Thanks to the help of a dear friend, a bit crazy (at least as much as me, if not more... I think it’s actually more), a translation project has been started. This person is :iconbaggaid: (in DA), or Galak0 (more generally). And I owe him ten thousand thanks... Because thanks to him, I am finally able to officially announce...


Logo Zootopia AP3T by Ziegelzeig

Well, yes. You guys will soon be able to discover the first five chapters of this fic translated into English, which was until now reserved for a francophone audience. It took almost three months of intensive work for the poor Baggaid. Thank you guy, you're fabulous.

But since English is not more his mother tongue than mine, we preferred to do it with the help of a talented English editor, whom most of you are familiar with. This guy is the awesome :iconcimar-wildehopps:, famous for its excellent fanfictions that bring happiness through all the fandom for a long time now. Thanks to its generous support, we are sure to be able to offer you chapters with top-quality, without major errors, whether in style, grammar or syntax. Thank you ten thousand times to you, too.

I am very excited to share this story with you.

Here is a (very) little plot (this one is from me... so sorry if the english is approximative) : 
"The story start after the arrestation of Bellwether and covers all the following events. The return of Judy within the ZPD, Nick's entrance to the Police Academy, their beginnings as partners, and also the unexpected development of their relationship... The whole thing in the midst of new adventures full of mysteries and dangers."

The story takes place during the ellipse between the arrest of Bellwether and Nick's entry into law enforcement. And it will of course continue after the final events of the movie. 

Stay around, the chapters should be post in the next few weeks. I will let you know, anyway.

Zieg'
  • Listening to: Sceptic Flesh
  • Reading: The Royal Assassin
  • Watching: Zootopia
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VIII
  • Eating: My lips !
  • Drinking: Coca Zero !!
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Opifexcontritio Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
You know, you shouldn't worry too much about feedback.  If anyone would've thought you were bad at this type of stuff, someone would've said something by now.  

Your work, whether it be pictures, or written, is inspiring to many, many people, and you should be proud.
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you're very nice, but you know, i'm an eternal unsatisfied, doubled by a perfectionist. Worst combinaison ever : i will never be able to really be proud of my productions and i will always try to do better.
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Sarha-solar Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2017
C'EST FORMIDABLE !!!
Clawhauser iconClawhauser iconClawhauser icon
Tu avais déjà un sacré paquet, je suppose :), de lecteurs francophones qui lisent ta fanfic mais là ça CARRÉMENT EXPLOSER les records XD
Je te prédis le prochain OSCAR Best Zootopia Fanfiction ! ;)
D'autant plus que "Zootopie Une route à pracourir à deux" mérite amplement de se faire connaitre et d'être profiter les nombreux lecteurs fan de Zootopie ^-^ Quoiqu'il en soit, c'est vraiment sympa de la part de :iconbaggaid: et :iconcimar-wildehopps: (ça promet de la qualité :D) de te prêter main forte pour ce projet.
Zootopia - Happy Judy 
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Espérons. Je croise les doigts, et je crois beaucoup en ce projet de traduction.
J'espère trouver un public enthousiaste et apporter un max de plaisir et de divertissement à un nombre toujours plus important de lecteurs ! 

Et merci pour tout soutien inconditionnel à la fic, en tout cas ! Un tel enthousiasme fait plaisir à voir.
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Sarha-solar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
C'est sûr que tu en trouveras :) Sûre et certaine ! :D

Héhé c'est normal Momo Kisaragi-04 (Happy Blush) [V7] 
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Cimar-WildeHopps Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
I just hope I can do your story justice in my edits, and be able to keep your voice and inflection, as well as how you write the scenes intact. 
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From what i've read so far (almost everything), you have done a wonderful job. Same for Galak0, who was able to stay very close to the original french text.
I couldn't be more happy.
You know, i'm not good to write in english, but i understand it almost perfectly, and i'm able to read it as easyly as french. And what i have read of the edited translated version bring me all satisfaction. 
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Cimar-WildeHopps Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Thank you! I'm just glad I'm doing a good job for you, as I want to make sure your story gets the best treatment possible. :) 

Again, just let me know if I need to fix anything...anything at all...and I'll do it. Nick - Icon 
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cimar is now upgrading to the rank of Fix-It-Cimar-Junior Felix Jr. - Yes! 

Joke aside, never doubt of the top high quality of the job you are doing on this fanfiction ! Thank you again :)
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Cimar-WildeHopps Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Hahah!!! Thank you!!! Can it be Fix-It_WildeHopps Jr though? Nick Wilde - Icon XD
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course, it can be whatever you want ^^
It's your super heroe hidden identity, after all !
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Cimar-WildeHopps Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Woot woot!!! XD
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nick Wilde - Icon 
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Kathadoryane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Oh goodness I said it once (maybe) but I'll say it again "I am totally super mega ultra hyped for this translation" so yeah I cannot wait. La la la la 
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much ! I hope you will like it !
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Megumisguy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Here's something to put smile on your face.

Zootopia win Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film!!!
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, i know of course ! Well deserved ^^
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Megumisguy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I think it was the best film of the year period. It had the highest rating of any film on Rotten
Tomatoes:98% and won the Golden Tomato award.
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. Zootopia, to my point of view, is a real masterpiece. Not only a good Disney, or a good animation feature. It's a DAMN GOOD MOVIE !
And i'm sad it wasn't nominated to the best movie of the year award. But well, the movie already did a wonderful performance !
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Megumisguy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Agreed. So how may times have you watched it? I think I watched 6 times, but to really appreciate it
you need to see in Japanese with English subtitles. ;>)
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god... I have watched it 6 times... In cinemas :D
I think i have watched it... maybe 15 or 16 times in total.
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Shadowed-visitor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Well this is a good news. English may not be my first language but I'm very much fluent in it. And did you know you can submit literature here, in deviantART? I'm just saying.

Also, is it okay if there's someone who would like your KIREN in English?
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes i know, but i don't know if i will post chapter on DA... I prefer that my gallery stay focus on drawings. The fiction will be post on ff.net and wattpad, i think !
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Shadowed-visitor Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Okay

But will you make the English ver. of your KIREN too?
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope i will have the time to launch such a project one day !
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winerp Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great news! Not only does this sound like an awesome colab project, but the english community gets another killer of a fic.
And on a more selfish note, it actually helps me with my french... (I had been giving AP3T a shot, since I both wanted to read it and brush up the language, so now being able to read it both in english and french is amazing!).

The best of luck to you my friend!
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ow ! I didn't know that you was reading it already ^^
Well, it will make the task more easier, for sure.
Do you like what you have read so far ? 
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winerp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about the delayed reply!
It's been 50% enjoyment and 50% hard work reading it :P
But I'm liking it so far :D
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can't even know the joy this answer brings to me :D
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InTheLionsDen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
This is great news. Thank you.

Except now I will have to go back and re-read about 478k words again to see if I missed anything important.
Judy (NO!) - Icon

(Just kidding.)
Chief Bogo - Icon Clawhauser, can't you see I'm busy reading fan... umm... missing mammal case notes?

I have been following "Une route à parcourir à deux" on fanfiction.net for a while and have enjoyed the story so far. Despite six years of taking French classes through junior high and high school I still can't read French with any competency so, to accomplish this I have been using Google Chrome to translate the pages to English (I normally use FireFox but the translation through it was even more strange and incomprehensible at times). This is far from a perfect solution but it was good enough for me to understand 95+% of what was going on. There was a small number of sentences that didn't translate properly and were meaningless, I would guess things like idioms or possibly spelling or grammar mistakes. The most annoying thing with Google translate is the way it mixes up the masculine/feminine pronouns his/her. They are reversed most of the time but with a little thinking and re-reading a sentence a few times it doesn't take much to figure out. I have gotten reasonably proficient at reading and correcting the his/her errors in my head.
Despite my translation issues I found the story interesting enough to keep me going.

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Fair warning though to anyone new...
As noted by Ziegelzeig above, the story is big.
At this point it is clocking in at just under 500k words across 31 chapters and, according to the author's notes at the start of chapter 30, it is not even half way through the planned story.
Regardless of the size I would still recommend it. It is an interesting and detailed story (very detailed). Just be aware of what you are committing to.
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey !
I didn't even know that.
You are completly crazy to have read such a big fanfiction in those conditions. But that's good crazyness... We can almost speak about passion at this state :D
Well, i suppose you have enjoyed your reading to be able to go through such a hard translation system Oo
Of course, i'm pretty sure this new translated version that we will soon offer to the community will make you discover some little subitilities that you may have missed ;)

And yeah, i know, i'm kind of a maniac of details. I put as much details in my writings as i put into my drawings ^^
But i will never abandon this fiction until i reach the end... Even if i have to write three millions words !
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InTheLionsDen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
It such a relief to hear that you are committed to finishing the story. It is so disappointing to get part way through an interesting story only to have it abandoned by the author for whatever reason.

I am looking forward to the next (French) segment with Nick and Judy at the Hopps farm. I understand the urgency for them getting back to Zootopia but it is too bad they are limited to such a short stay. For some reason my favorite part of a lot of fanfics is the interaction between Nick and Judy's family in BunnyBurrow. Anyway, a short visit is better than no visit.
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, i'm not the kind of guy who leaves a project unfinished. I mean, as long as i have support (which i still have for now), i will keep going. Because, i write for my pleasure in the first place, but if i can bring some joy to people with my stories, i'm more than happy to share it with them !

I had a lot of delay on the next chapter, and i'm sorry about that. I had to focus on drawing, since i had so many commissions to realize. But he will be up next week, for sure. And you know that with me, even if the visit is short, a lot of things will happen ;)
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Megumisguy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Sounds like the story is going go until they retire from the ZPD.
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InTheLionsDen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I guess it might but when I was commenting about the story being big I didn't really express my meaning correctly. It isn't that it is covering a massive amount of subjects over a large amount of story time (at least not yet). I was referring more to the sizable amount of prose that has been produced which covers a fairly small time frame at this point in the story (less than two weeks, I believe). There is a lot of detail covered for each story day because the story is following several people and groups, not just Nick and Judy.
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Keftense Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
I look forward to finally reading your story since you've been so kind to follow mine and do work for its art! I've been wanting to read it for so long and each time you release a new pic based on that story, it makes me want to read it all that much more! Very excited here!

Travel Well
-Keft
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very happy to know that i will have the feedback of really good writers too !
Can't wait :)
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TheXavior Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Super super super super super!! J'ai hâte de voir les critiques anglaise ! C'est un nouveau pallié pour toi Zieg. Et ça, c'est important! Je vais suivre tout ça avec beaucoup d'intérêt ^^
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Espérons que tout se passera bien.
On fait ce qu'il faut pour que tout soit parfait... On verra bien ce que ça donne ^^
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TheXavior Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ne t'inquiête pas. Je suis sure que ça va être super! ^^
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Puisse-tu avoir raison.
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TheXavior Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Mais monsieur... j'ai toujours raison. XD
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Glandziu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
YUS! La la la la 
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm totally excited \o/
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CamossDarkfly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Looking forward to it! (Looks at the dozens he's already watching)
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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RaveRaccoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Oh sweet baby jesus... I cant wait to read this, man!
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Ziegelzeig Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can't make me mor happy !
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RaveRaccoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
My pleasure =D
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
I ought to check it out. :)
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