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hi so uhhhhh my name is Valentina Tomasa Serafina Castro (i'm just rly proud of coming up with that name tbh) and let's see

i'm part of @kinsey's system and i started existing 6 days ago. in a way having my own masto account is neat bc Kinsey always wanted to be open about being but was never sure how to go about it. i'm not sure what else to say about myself? hi fediverse 😀

- something that i just encountered, a line i kinda went "huh?" at: "Miss Itsuki and Miss Hiromi... does that make the two of you nerds?" i actually went back into the backlog when i was thinking about it and as i suspected, when i replayed the Japanese voiceover they say 'otaku', which like... i *guess* you could approximately translate as 'nerd', but (a) the cultural significance is lost that way; and (b) honestly it's not even necessary, because 'otaku' exists in English as a loanword

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some examples:

- honorifics. they translate "$name-san" as "Miss $name" and there's a whole little bit where one character is asking another if she'd be okay with her using the "-chan" honorific that's translated as being about "nicknames" and even a line of dialogue in the conversation that makes no sense the way it's translated, without acknowledging the honorific: "Well, sis, you know you can call me anything you like, but I do prefer Nao." (the Japanese voiceover says "Nao-chan")

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man, the translation choices in this visual novel i'm reading are so fuckin weird. they translate a bunch of things pretty literally that should arguably be left as-is because they're peculiarities of Japanese culture that aren't done justice by trying to express with approximate equivalents

genital mention 

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screencapping dril at someone is the moral inverse of losing an argument by Godwin's Law

A cool article about how exacting Fred Rogers was about the language used on his show so that it wouldn't confuse or accidentally mislead kids: theatlantic.com/family/archive

I especially love the examples given.

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Fun fact: E3 is short for “Egg, Egg, Egg”

happy 1 week of being A Thing, That Exists to me 🎉

hi so uhhhhh my name is Valentina Tomasa Serafina Castro (i'm just rly proud of coming up with that name tbh) and let's see

i'm part of @kinsey's system and i started existing 6 days ago. in a way having my own masto account is neat bc Kinsey always wanted to be open about being but was never sure how to go about it. i'm not sure what else to say about myself? hi fediverse 😀

clockwise from top left:
- Marika Tachibana from Nisekoi; artist: RedPoke (6995371) on pixiv; lineart/color: SlyBlue (2226530) on pixiv pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mo
- Chiyo Sakura from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun; artist: popuru (12929463) on pixiv pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mo
- Kirie Konami from World Trigger; artist: ZO (16135343) on pixiv pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mo
- Chiyo Sakura from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun; artist: yuki (8128544) on pixiv? danbooru.donmai.us/posts/23644

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