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Post by topgearbrzgt86 on Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 23:30

We all know Alfisti's famous "Fratello Quarterly" covers are a sight to behold - but like many of us here wonder, what is the real meat inside like? What articles are in there? Like all good ideas, this started in the chatbox. Razz 

This place is where many of the cyborgs and handlers would submit any articles they have, be it closing articles, any of the cover articles, and letters to editors. Basically, any article you have for fQ, put it here. I'll start with a closing article:

Dreams Meet Reality

Words by Jim Eligino
[Pictures by Jamiebel Angkahan]

Created for the Fall 2013 edition of fQ; closing article
 
My name is Jim Eligino. I am 17 years old, I live with my girlfriend, Jamiebel Angkahan (also aged 17), and adopted father Frédéric Loeb. And the three of us have a passion, newfound or still aflame, of driving and motorsports. 
 
I, personally, love the feeling of driving my Toyota Sprinter Trueno on the track. I love the 315 horsepower roaring inside and out of its arrow-like body. The 800-odd kilos it propels. The metallic clink of the gear-lever meeting metal. But what I love most...is that engine.
 
God, that engine. 12,000 revolutions, from 1.6 free-breathing liters, and all that glorious noise. It’s not at all like a Ferrari 458 Italia (because it's old), or a Lancia Delta (because it doesn't have 4-wheel-drive), but its engine roar makes me come alive with joy. And you will never believe where the idea of my car came from.
 
It came from anime and a team.
 
A team whose full name is “Project Dream”.
 
I could wax lyrical about an anime, but I’d rather not. But what I would like to wax lyrical about, is motorsport.
 
I love motorsports as much as my Trueno. I watch almost every type of motorsport. Rallycross? No problem. F1? Dead giveaway. NASCAR? Whyever not? MotoGP? Doy. You name it, I’ve watched it. I live, breathe, and eat the sport itself.
 
So what does an anime, my Trueno and motorsports all relate to, anyway?
 
My dream. 
 
My dream of creating a team. A team that is unbeatable. A team taking together the best of Italy, and touring all of Europe, and beating the best of the country. A team capable of beating all the top teams, breaking their time-attack records, etc. I want to create a legend that will stand the test of time.
 
Still, one can dream. It takes time and effort to achieve a dream. And if I had the chance, I’d gladly do it all.

Would I be called crazy for it? Of course. Do I have the resolve? Yes. Do I have a team to do it? Well, that depends on what you define as a team. For me, two drivers seems like not enough. And ten would seem like an army. So I’ll split the difference, and say six will do.
 
The quality of drivers? Well, they don’t have to be professional, but they do have to know how to drive. That way, I can give them pointers on how to drive fast, and make them into potential champions, like how wet clay can become a vase.
 
As long as they’re not pot noodles (drivers who are over-hyped or pay drivers) bought for €25, I can work with them. Besides, there’s only two types of drivers in the world when choosing: pot noodles like Max Chilton of Marussia or Kimi Räikkönen of the Scuderia (no offense to the Tifosi and the Scuderia, but there are better fish), or fantastic drivers like Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa of Martini Williams, Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne of the McLaren Young Drivers Programme, or (if you wish to think younger) Allison McDonnell and yours truly.
 
There are things I wish to get to (like budgeting, pit crew and team strategists), but I’d rather not. Wouldn’t want to drone on about the other aspects of a great team (and Stefano [Domenicali], I’m looking at you), but in the end, it does require time and experience, and other factors as well, to make said team.
 
Still doesn’t explain why Ferrari can’t get their act together and start winning championships again, after 2012’s magical season.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 9:56

For those who may not be familiar with fratelloQuarterlythis links to the fQ Deviant Art gallery:


This is a write-up I did of Michele's article "Just Not Ravioli" from Issue 15, laid out by Alfisti:


Also available as a PDF.

I've also been working on all the other articles by Michele, Kara and Claes so I'll post those as I finish them. It may take awhile, however, as they have articles in ten issues (including two covers for Kara).  Very Happy

And from Issue 17, Fernando introduces us to Puerto Rico's spicy side.



Alfisti also did a sample image spread:


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And a sample image shoot:


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Re: Fratello Quarterly articles

Post by ElfenMagix on Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 18:52

I need to write another. Soon...

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Post by Kurosaka "Ery" Erika on Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 22:26

i need to write *my own* Kai and Yamatos view in an article.... somehow.... pacman
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Post by Kurosaka "Ery" Erika on Thu 21 Aug 2014 - 0:40

Shino_Arcieri wrote:i need to write *my own* Kai and Yamatos view in an article.... somehow.... pacman

And so i took the basic layout of the FQ page and created a fictional one for my Oc handler Kai.... Not sure how will Alfisti react to this
So should i make more and publish the entire *fanmade magazine* fortnightly?
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Post by Kiskaloo on Fri 22 Aug 2014 - 9:03

Shino_Arcieri wrote:So should i make more and publish the entire *fanmade magazine* fortnightly?

Considering that this is Alfisti's work we're dealing with, we should respect that and not get too ahead of ourselves with ideas and suggested articles.

If you want to create your own fanzine (maybe a little newsletter the girls do for the Dormitory), feel free. But I believe it would be very disrespectful (and presumptuous) to try and do an actual issue.

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Post by Kurosaka "Ery" Erika on Fri 22 Aug 2014 - 12:07

@Kiskaloo wrote:
Shino_Arcieri wrote:So should i make more and publish the entire *fanmade magazine* fortnightly?

Considering that this is Alfisti's work we're dealing with, we should respect that and not get too ahead of ourselves with ideas and suggested articles.

If you want to create your own fanzine (maybe a little newsletter the girls do for the Dormitory), feel free. But I believe it would be very disrespectful (and presumptuous) to try and do an actual issue.
that's the main problem i have, but you gave me an idea though... to create my own *fan version* of SWA newsletter

*off to drawing board*
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Post by tremec6speed on Fri 22 Aug 2014 - 18:12

Contributions coming from every angle, this is gettin' good.  head bang
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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 9:30

With big thanks to Alfisti for assisting me with getting the layout accurate and providing style tips.

From Issue 19 - "Minimum Miles"



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From Issue 21: "Boots 'N All"





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"Petrushka" is played by a Russian cosplayer named Kawaielli and is her portrayal of the character Shirube Asube from Girl's Work.

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Post by Kurosaka "Ery" Erika on Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 15:40

@Kiskaloo wrote:"Petrushka" is played by a Russian cosplayer named Kawaielli and is her portrayal of the character Shirube Asube from Girl's Work.

after i'm done with drawing Claes, i'm in it for you, Petra :3
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Post by ElfenMagix on Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 19:09

@Kiskaloo wrote:With big thanks to Alfisti for assisting me with getting the layout accurate and providing style tips.

You did these and not Alfisti? With which program? Looks like Quark from here.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 19:12

@ElfenMagix wrote:
@Kiskaloo wrote:With big thanks to Alfisti for assisting me with getting the layout accurate and providing style tips.

You did these and not Alfisti? With which program? Looks like Quark from here.

We both use Adobe InDesign.

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Post by ElfenMagix on Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 19:06

Interesting...

I do not have Indesign, but I'll assemble something together.

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