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|New Poll - Translation Accuracy vs Fluency
(56 posts, 7757 views) Posted: 1187d 2h, 6m ago by mewarmo990 in News
Professional localization translator here, who started doing amateur translation years ago as a hobby.
Let me say that while semantic accuracy (meaning) is, of course, paramount, the choices presented in the poll are oversimplifications.
A good translation transm ...
|New Poll - Scanlation Ethics
(80 posts, 12867 views) Posted: 1418d 9h, 5m ago by mewarmo990 in News
It is wrong, but not hard to sympathize with those who do. It sucks for people who can't get the media in their region at a reasonable price, and have to resort to piracy.
Yeah, there will always be pirates and people who will do anything to get stuff for free but ...
|126 = CLAYMORE ~ END
(59 posts, 22889 views) Posted: 1544d 3h, 6m ago by mewarmo990 in Claymore
Quote from Toto
That is not official. That is speculation based on limited information.
Basing completion on a preview of the next magazine's ToC does not a series end
Speculation? Yes, it does.
Read the bottom left panel.
For whatever reason -- be it author or publisher decision -- it' ...
|New Poll - Sports
(78 posts, 9500 views) Posted: 1544d 3h, 14m ago by mewarmo990 in News
|New Poll - Sports
(78 posts, 9500 views) Posted: 1544d 13h, 34m ago by mewarmo990 in News
My opinion on sports manga is that the sport doesn't matter. Chances are it's going to get turned into some crazy superhuman Dragonball thing like Prince of Tennis anyway, since recording an actual bout of most sports in comic book form would be ...
|New Poll - Amount of Ecchi
(79 posts, 13293 views) Posted: 1559d 1h, 4m ago by mewarmo990 in News
What kind of series are we talking about here?
Sex appeal and sexual jokes aren't necessary at all or even relevant for a lot of genres, and it seems like a very odd question to ask. Sounds to me like this poll is limited to shounen series targeted at adolescen ...
|New Poll - The Extras in Volumes
(18 posts, 2252 views) Posted: 1569d 2h, 54m ago by mewarmo990 in News
re: communicating with authors, I think most would be put off by the language barrier. ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 170 - Marrying a Manga Character
(45 posts, 5747 views) Posted: 1618d 10h, 37m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Ho ho ho!
Unless the question is if the character was a person in real life. Then it becomes tricky, right? Not really, because most of these fictional characters would be hard to get along with in real life.
I'm looking at you, every tsundere girl ever. Nobody w ...
|MangaStream Drops VIZ Media Licensed Series
(170 posts, 23018 views) Posted: 1627d 21h, 39m ago by mewarmo990 in News
A shame to see their most popular work dropped.
But MangaStream is correct in their announcement. It's something mangaka Ken Akamatsu noted in his Twitter and interviews as well - if companies are going to consistently release delayed, expensive, and ...
|Site Manga Poll Suggestions
(2215 posts, 586527 views) Posted: 1733d 1h, 8m ago by mewarmo990 in Manga General
Are you a...?
- Not a potato
Kidding. How about:
Assuming money is not an object, how do you prefer to consume your manga?
- Printed book/volume of a series
- Printed periodical considering multiple series
- Online reader
- A digital file on my com ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 156 - Fantasy vs. Reality
(41 posts, 3296 views) Posted: 1733d 1h, 9m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Maybe a fantasy world, but if and only if I could still have all my knowledge from the real world. Science, yo. ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 154 - Animals in Manga
(23 posts, 2353 views) Posted: 1746d 14h, 46m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Doesn't matter to me as long as it's well thought out.
Animals in manga can serve any purpose, from monsters, to characters we actually care about, to comic relief. It's the execution that matters most. ...
|What should you really be doing now instead of MU?
(513 posts, 32772 views) Posted: 1791d 15h, 34m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Translating Fate/hollow ataraxia. ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 147 - Recruitment Pages
(24 posts, 2722 views) Posted: 1794d 1h, 3m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
I don't really care one way or the other, but if you're going to advertise, that's the one place readers will see for sure. ...
|American comic book suggestions?
(20 posts, 2140 views) Posted: 1818d 0h, 9m ago by mewarmo990 in I'm Looking For...
Watchmen is amazing. It might fall as a little too cerebral for your tastes if you want something light, though.
Also, the whole Marvel Civil War/Initiative crossover story arcs are a lot of fun to read, even if they are riddled with the usual inconsistencies. ...
|Today, for the first time in my life, I...
(1693 posts, 224007 views) Posted: 1819d 13h, 51m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
edit: oops ...
|Dating a slim person over a chubby.
(107 posts, 13161 views) Posted: 1820d 2h, 21m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Obviously personality is most important. BUT!
A person's physical appearance is a pretty good indicator of how well they take care of themselves, which is a key to other personality traits. ...
|Today, for the first time in my life, I...
(1693 posts, 224007 views) Posted: 1820d 2h, 23m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Had my blog featured on the front page of a popular website. ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 143 - Online Manga Readers
(36 posts, 4784 views) Posted: 1820d 2h, 30m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
They hurt the industry and the scanlation scene.
It's not that the the concept of reader sites are the problem, but frequently the reality of it is that scanlators have their credits edited out (unless the reader is run by a scanlator group), cleaners' hard wor ...
|Site Poll - Chat Box 142 - Cooking up Manga
(31 posts, 2905 views) Posted: 1837d 10h, 33m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
I can cook just fine, but I've never tried to cook anything I see in manga. What is up with those limited poll choices, anyway? ...
|[The Company] Recruiting all positions! All the time!
(42 posts, 4883 views) Posted: 1850d 1h, 23m ago by mewarmo990 in Recruitment
Hello. I have a good amount of experience translating manga and visual novels in earlier days (though I still work on Fate/hollow ataraxia), and work as a J-E translator IRL.
Just wanted to help out the community so I'll do a chapter or two on my free time, jus ...
|Subs vs dubs: discuss and debate!
(65 posts, 7000 views) Posted: 1850d 1h, 26m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Original language when it comes to anything. Can't really stand Kingdom Hearts in Japanese, for example, when I've grown up hearing Disney characters in English.
Also note that it's a lot easier to recognize bad acting in a language you under ...
|Female Vampire Human Male
(12 posts, 5711 views) Posted: 1892d 0h, 8m ago by mewarmo990 in I'm Looking For...
Seconding Shingetsutan Tsukihime. Great adaptation of the game. Ignore the anime, it doesn't exist. ...
(13 posts, 1567 views) Posted: 1902d 13h, 50m ago by mewarmo990 in I'm Looking For...
I love series with epic storylines too!
These are all good ones:
Mahou Sensei Negima! - starts out harem and then, a few volumes in, undergoes a rapid genre shift into an epic fantasy battle manga.
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle - similar to the above in that it's ...
|How to behave around girls?
(111 posts, 11014 views) Posted: 1906d 17h, 40m ago by mewarmo990 in Chatter Box
Quote from mattai
-Remain calm and avoid sudden movements.
-Give her plenty of room, allowing her to continue her activities undisturbed. If she changes her behavior, you're too close so back away.
-If you see a girl but the girl doesn't see you, deto ...
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