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    Music, Visual Novels, Japanese Culture

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  1. Hi Specter! Long time no see! Wishing you and your project all the best!!
  2. We need more people like you to show the world that MTL's obviously the next big thing. You have my utmost support <3
  3. Community Spotlight: astro

    Wee~Nice interview!! I like your three sizes hehehehehehee
  4. Translation Accuracy

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this looks like you're referring to a literal vs liberal translation dichotomy. I feel that at least for VNs, the readers prefer TLs to lean towards the literal side. More often than not, people see liberal translations as an attempt to conceal an inability to comprehend the original text, and rewriting it through guesswork. Also, leaning towards literal translations might be better for VNs because most of the audience are pretty familiar with the nature of the original language and culture. You could use 'bento' instead of 'boxed lunch'(or whatever) and people will still understand it. Then again, it's definitely not a good idea to reside at the edges of both spectrums. Completely literal translations sound like sh1t, and a story completely filled with liberal translations is just fan fiction. Perhaps this is indeed something that differs between people, and each translator should find their own sweet spot, considering both the target audience and the source material, medium etc. Some of the aspects of VN translating(or JP-EN translation in general) are discussed in articles like http://www.neechin.net/article/113/literal-and-liberal-conscious-translation-style-choice/ Give it a read, look through the archives, I'm sure you'll learn a lot
  5. Translation Accuracy

    I like your attitude on this as well. Keep it up! I've messaged you a wall of text full of uhh...observations, and advice, and stuff...hope it's useful. and nice name btw XD
  6. Hey Noob Here - Self Intro

    Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums!!! :D
  7. Sword Art Online: Lost Song

    Agreed, I'm pretty interested in the flying mechanics of the game. Definitely gonna check this out once it gets released
  8. Hello

    Hey there! Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums!!!! :D
  9. Back again!

    Welcome back to the forums!! :3
  10. Back and active again, time to catch up with everything I missed! >:D

  11. Hey yo everybody!

    Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums!!! XD
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    Welcome to the forums!!!
  13. HI!

    Hello there!! And welcome to the forums!!! :D
  14. Ay Yo

    Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums!!!
  15. Nice to meet you, and welcome to the forums!!! :D Enjoy your stay! XD