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tworollsofparchment  asked:

Would you happen to know why the chinese version of Obito's name is 带土? Because it sounds nothing like Obito and I'm kind of confused. As a matter of fact, would you happen to know the chinese names of the more prominant Naruto characters/places? I can usually guess, but my fluency in chinese is embarrassingly low >< (I don't mean to be a bother but you're like my only link to the chinese part of the Naruto fandom right now. Thank you.)

No worries! I like answering these kinds of questions. In fact I’m letting you skip straight to the head of the queue because that’s how much I like answering these questions. (Sorry, everyone else who asks me questions about Naruto! You should ask me about CHINESE Naruto instead.)

I did a post about Kakashi’s Chinese name here, and I’ll copy the relevant passage to this ask:

There are three major approaches to the names of characters in Japanese works translated to Chinese.

1. If the name is in characters, keep the characters and just pronounce them the way they would be pronounced in Chinese. This is the traditional approach in both China and Japan for handling each other’s names, AFAIK. Example: Karin’s name is 香燐 in both Japanese and Chinese versions of Naruto, but in Mandarin those two characters are pronounced Xianglin.
1b. If the character’s name is kana, but it’s obviously from a Chinese character, the Chinese character can be used anyway. Example: Sasuke’s name is written サスケ in Naruto, which is kana, but it’s quite obviously meant to be the name of the famous fictional ninja Sarutobi Sasuke whose name was written with the kanji 佐助, and that’s what he’s called in the Chinese translation (pronunciation: Zuozhu).

2. Sometimes the name is transliterated rather than translated, especially if the original doesn’t have an easy translation or is just meant to be sounds. Kakashi’s first name is an example of this. 卡卡西 “Kakaxi” (the /x/ in pinyin is pronounced more or less like the English /sh/ FYI).

3. ????? Sun spots? Whim? Dice roll? No reason that I can figure out, or such a reach that I’m wondering if the translator pulled a muscle, in other words. Kakashi’s Chinese surname is this. Hatake, I have been told, means “farmland” and uses the character 畑, but for some reason the Chinese translation uses 旗木 which is “flag + wood”. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? WHY?

Ok so back to the specific question of Obito. This is approach one! If you search the characters for Obito you get Obi “belt” + to “earth”. Now are these the kanji that Kishimoto had in mind when he gave Obito the kana name オビト? It’s… a definite maybe. Sometimes the translator gets it right because it’s obvious (see Sasuke or Karin above) but sometimes the translator just makes the “I dunno” noise and the “I’m not being paid enough for this and I’m on a deadline” shrug and eyebrow raise and does whatever, I’m guessing.

I later found out, for example, that Hatake being translated as 旗木 instead of 畑 is a result of the translator guessing wrong what kanji were behind the kana ha-ta-ke. Professional translators also fuck up! God bless us all.

Originally posted by sanguospam-blog

There’s no reason for this gif, I just really like it.

(For anyone wondering how Obito sounds to Mandarin speakers, it’s pronounced Daitu.)

Here is a site where some nice person compiled a Chinese to English dictionary of Naruto names and places.

can i say that even though i love Gruvia, i hate how Mashima did Juvia dirty. Juvia was such a complex yet wonderful character who had many aspects of her that could have been explored, and the fact that she loves Gray could have been apart of her, but not the only part of her. Mashima chose to make Juvia revolve around Gray and that was such an injustice to her.

we know nothing about her past, and every chance given, Mashima instead chooses to make it centre or relate back to Gray. Juvia could of had a deep, meaningful relationship with many people. for example, Lucy: instead of a loving relationship shown in tower of he an arc, juvia sees her as a love rival.

I love Gray, Juvia, and Gruvia as a whole, but honestly i’m so sick and tired of every aspect of Juvia’s character revolving around Gray.

YNWA: Yes or No? Well, Always; ❤️

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anonymous asked:

Imagine Bellamy being sick and having and high fever, so somebody cut his hair to cool him down When Clarke found out, she cried

why would you cut his hair to cool him down THAT’S NOT GONNA HELP

okay imagine this: it’s been about six months since they left and his hair is growing wild. monty ambushes him with a pair of scissors and chops it all off, a bit shorter than intended and you can no longer see his curls that well. bellamy starts keeping it like that, trying to forget the boy he was on earth, so his hair is always close cropped and there’s always a bit of stubble around his chin making him look older than he already is

10 Characters, 10 Fandoms

Tagged by: @rosejiannahasnolife

Rules: List you top 10 favorite characters from 10 different fandoms (in no particular order)

1. Nagito Komaeda: Danganronpa
I despise him with passion at the beginning for being an ass. When I keep playing SDR2 more and more, I somewhat understand his actions and well.. kinda fell for him after that :D

2. Akira Kurusu (aka. P5 protag): Persona 5
Please… he is so swag. I’m drooling over everything about him at first sight.

3. Ulquiorra Cifer: Bleach
I’ve been liking him for 5 years now. The reason i like him so much was because his cool stoic personality (this is my type). And some childhood headcanons i have with my brother.

4. Yuuki Konno: Sword Art Online II
Do I have to say how baddass and cute she was?

5. Yoshino: Date a Live
LOOK AT HER WONFGWOFMEHO so cuteee… also i like her design

6. Maki Nishikino: Love Live!
I kinda like her type of tsundere..? I like her voice too.. (Good job PILE)

7. Rem: Re:Zero
Best waifu. Such cinnamon roll. Subaru needs to die. #PROTECTREM

8. Mikoto Mikoshiba: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
He made my days through how funny he was. And please stop getting embarrased by your own words..

9. Kaito Kuroba: Magic Kaito
Do I also have to say how baddass he is at stealing things with magic? His ability to disguise was perfect too… i like him.

10. Neptune: Hyperdimension Neptunia
She is such a cinnamon roll. Do i have more to say about her? No.

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anonymous asked:

Like I said I love Star Wars as a whole and believe most are like that but I guess those who fall into OT, PT, ST and EU only fans and even among those who are part of the same group there are always haters with in but how do things that are supposed be meant for fun draw such hate isn't there enough of it in real life fandoms are all about escape from reality I blame the internet.

Yeah, I agree that the majority of fans are ones who really love Star Wars as a whole and just have a preference for one part or another (and often spill over into other parts despite their primary love) and it’s a handful of poorly behaved people that give a bad impression for any one group.

And, ultimately, while I sometimes grump about that kind of behavior, I don’t want to let it rule my experience in fandom, I want to get back to crying about these characters I love so much and I think you probably do as well.  ♥ Fandoms are about having fun, for me, this is my joyful time (even if it’s hard to call crying about the sads “fun” XD), just like it is for you, and the internet (and tumblr has amped it up, even if this kind of thing existed beforehand) can sometimes feel hard to escape, but OH WELL DEEP BREATHS LET’S GO BACK TO CRYLAUGHING ABOUT OUR FAVORITES.   💕

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anonymous asked:

Well the biggest troublemakers and trolls are the OT only fans who hate the prequels, George Lucas and now all of a sudden are the same people who also didn't really like EU material either and are drinking the Disney kool aid they are the ones who make it a point to join prequel fan groups just to troll but those of us who like the prequels also like everything else and we do not troll anyone.

Hi!  I suspect a lot of who the worst troublemakers are depends on your experience!  (Or at least that’s so in my experience!  XD)  Like, some of the OT only fans have a really bad reputation for a reason, but also some of the most unpleasant people I’ve had to deal with are primarily PT fans or ST fans.  Every group has their awful behaved people, every group has at least a handful of really loud people who will constantly crap all over other people’s way of engaging with fandom or try to be a gatekeepr or say you’re interpreting something wrong.

As a prequels fan, boy, have I experienced people coming onto my posts just to add pointlessly negative things about the parts of Star Wars I enjoy.  But I’ve also see prequels fans unable to stop being pointlessly mean to other prequels fans or to sequel trilogy fans who don’t want to engage with Star Wars in the same way, that they just want to like their movies, not become experts on the parts of Legends or even Disney canon that they don’t care about.  And so many OT fans who spend so much energy hating on the prequels because they weren’t what they thought they were going to be.

All of our corners have people behaving like assholes, which isn’t uncommon for any fandom, really.  But, wow, I’ve experienced more of people jumping onto others’ posts to be aggressive to other fans here more than I have elsewhere!  I’m sure other fandoms are probably worse, god knows the Thor parts of the fandom in the MCU had a lot of poorly behaved Loki fans, and I’ve had to say many, many times on my Sailor Moon blog that you can criticize Sailor Moon Crystal all you want, but keep it off my posts, and STILL had trouble with it.

But idk each fandom has their own special flavor of it and I suppose the more one puts oneself out there, the more one has to deal with it.  It’s a learning process to let it roll off me and just get back to having fun and crying about the parts that I like, I suppose.  XD