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anonymous asked:

Hi! May I ask you how you would translate "ヴィクトルが主人公である勇利が惚れるだけの素晴らしいスケーターだということを説明する" ? I've seen translations from english-speaking fans on twitter interpreting "惚れる" as "falling in love", but I haven't seen any japanese people mention this particular sentence as if it was that important? Also, thank you so much for translating all these interviews as accurately and unbiased as possible!

I saw people on twitter talking about Sayo Yamamoto’s interview from bd6 booklet. Please, share your opinion on how that phrase (1話ではヴィクトルが主人公である勇利が惚れるだけの素晴らしいスケーターだということを説明するために、約3分半に及ぶスケートシーンを描くことに挑戦しました。) should be interpreted. Thank you!

Hello and thank you for your message! I received 3 asks about this, I’m putting 2 of them together because the second one has the full sentence (so I don’t have to take out the booklet..).

The verb 惚れる (horeru) can mean “to fall in love” too, but in this case it’s not meant in a romantic way, hence you won’t probably find any Japanese person fangirling over that line…

In this case it means that he “fell in love” with (=was fascinated/attracted) by Victor as a skater, for his skills. I personally would translate the full line as:

“In episode 1, to show that Victor is such a wonderful skater that it makes sense the protagonist Yuuri would be so fascinated by him, we took up the challenge of creating an approx. 3 minutes long skating scene.”

Now, you could use “would be so attracted to him” too and it would still be correct. I chose “fascinated” because in my mind it better expresses what the original line is trying to convey. “Fall in love” is not wrong “per se”, but most people would probably misunderstand the meaning. The only way to use “fall in love” and still keep the original nuance would be to translate it as “to show that Victor is such a wonderful skater that it makes sense Yuuri would fall in love with his performances”. It’s a more liberal translation but I think it would still convey the meaning correctly.

Of course some people might say “if I look up on the dictionary it mostly says it means ‘to fall in love’, why do you say in this case it doesn’t?”. See under the cut for a more detailed grammatical explanation.

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To summarise the more interesting stuff from what I’ve seen from JP fans

- they believe Erwin is alive. Just holding on.

- apparently Levi speaks emotionally and almost childishly, has a very dark expression on his face, and walks away with Erwin, literally about to take him somewhere (possibly the basement). Miniba may even be with them - one of the few soldiers sided with them - attempting to patch up Levi’s wounds (?). I have no idea where they’re getting these spoilers, but people keep bringing it up.

- there are strangely a large number of readers who believe Levi is either going to

1. Commit suicide if Erwin truly dies

Or 2. Erwin won’t die but Levi will turn his back on the scouting legion and take Erwin away

Number one confuses me, because I feel like if Levi has time to take Erwin and look for a place to commit suicide together, then he sure as hell has time to take Erwin to the basement. But Isayama’s writing is impossible to predict and the jp fandom are surprisingly convincing (lol)

Number two interests me, because these theorisers aren’t expecting some dramatic betrayal or anything. They’re saying Levi might just up and leave with Erwin. A silent fuck you to the scouting legion, taking Erwin to the basement to fulfill his dream, whatever that may be.

This is interesting to me because of the implication throughout the series that Erwin’s dream has nothing to do with humanity, and is the sole reason he joined the scouting legion in the first place. Then there’s the implication that Levi is fighting for Erwin’s sake, not humanity’s sake. They’re both ‘selfish’, in a way. They both have 'selfish’ and personal desires, disguised by their duties as soldiers. If Levi just up and left with Erwin and headed to the basement for solely selfish reasons after all this, I would be intrigued. The kids believe Armin is more worthy than Erwin. To the point where Erwin heard it all and just went, “It’s fine Levi, let them have it”. Imagine Levi just being like, “Fuck this. You made so many sacrifices, but no one gives a shit. I’m done.” Then takes Erwin to the basement. Hange would become commander, because neither Levi nor Erwin would be part of the scouting legion anymore. They would be fighting and living solely for each other (*cough* Like Ymir and Historia *cough*) Surely I can’t be the only one who is intrigued by this.

- there’s some real Eren + Mikasa hate going on. Like seriously. I don’t agree with that though. I can’t find it in myself to hate them for loving their friend. I do believe they made the wrong decision though, and the narrative will punish them for it, as it always does. More of the 104th kids may die.

- They believe Armin is going to be super mad when he wakes up, and his friendship with Eren is going to suffer. They also believe his Titan is weak and disappointing, but are happy he’s alive

- did I mention Eren and Mikasa hate. Because there’s a lot of that. Also because of the way the kids just casually supported Bertl’s death. The scouting legion are losing their humanity.

And I am still so fascinated with this series, whenever I read interesting theories like these. Just what is this all leading up to, I wonder. But I still haven’t found the spoilers everyone keeps referring to when they say Levi walks away with Erwin. I need pictures, where the heck are they. WHY DO THEY KEEP BRINGING IT UP, YET NO PICTURES

anonymous asked:

Can you please link here the post about pokeshipping hints in Misty meets her match if you have made one? Are there important differences between the jp and The dubbed ep?

Alright, here’s a hopefully slightly more satisfying answer. Sorry for taking a bit, but as I was saying my computer decided to sabotage me :/

It’s a pretty interesting episode shipping-wise! It’s definitely more blatant on Misty’s side—she meets someone who appears to be indeed a perfect “match” for her, sharing her passion for romantic things, offering her flowers, dances and all that, and she clearly enjoys his company… and yet, despite all that, when Rudy suggests she stays with him her reaction isn’t quite the happy or even just surprised or flustered one you might expect.

Her voice (as she says “I don’t know”) , facial expression and body language all seem to express more concern/sadness than surprise, excitement or embarrassment to me. And ultimately she chooses Ash over him. Of course, other factors probably weighed in her final decision (keeping traveling vs. being stuck on Trovita Island, etc), but the moment where she clearly picks a side happens during Ash and Rudy’s match—and, after being torn for a bit, it’s Ash she chooses to side with.

From Ash’s side things are a little more complex. Comparing his reactions in this episode to the ones he had in Navel Maneuvers, just a handful of episodes before, makes them seem somewhat lackluster… but I think it’s interesting to consider if Misty’s behavior factors into it. In Navel Maneuvers, Misty is the one “pursuing” Danny. She’s the one actively and deliberately ignoring Ash to focus on someone else, and he reacts with (what appears to be) jealousy to what she is doing. In Misty Meets Her Match, Rudy is the one doing the pursuing. Misty does go along with it, but this time she isn’t the one who goes out of her way to show interest in someone else and make Ash feel ignored (and remember, he doesn’t seem to know that Rudy asked her to stay).
And anyway, while it’s not as blatant as falling down a mountain because Misty was paying more attention to Danny, he does show signs of what seems to be jealousy in this episode as well—appearing bothered/grumpy when Rudy scoops Misty away, being distracted to the point of accidentally calling Charizard out when Rudy and Misty are busy looking at each other during his test. I’ve often seen people argue that his nervousness is from wanting Rudy as the gym leader to pay attention to him, his challenger, and while that’s probably true to a degree it doesn’t quite add up to say that that’s all there is to it, because he appears similarly bothered by Rudy and Misty’s first interaction, going “Who is this guy?!” with a disgruntled face, and at that point he still doesn’t know that Rudy is the Trovita gym leader.

And of course there’s the fact that he only manages to win his match against Rudy after Misty yells at him. She doesn’t tell him what to do (she just tells him to do something), so he always had it in him to turn things around and win the match—but only manages to reach his true potential after Misty’s “encouragement”.

Now, Rudy’s lines were changed quite a bit from the original. In the dub you have him whisper “She wants him…” after Misty sides with Ash during the match, while in the original all she says is her name. He still says it right after she makes her choice, though, and still says it while looking up at her with a heartbroken look on his face, so I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that in context the meaning isn’t really different—whatever his line is, it’s still the moment where he realizes that Misty indeed favors Ash.
His line at the end is also different—in the dub he tells Ash “You’re a lucky guy” and “You’ll find out someday”, while in the original he tells him to take care of Misty and, when Ash doesn’t understand what he means, that he’s such a clueless guy.

Oh, and it’s not true that in the original version Rudy asks Misty to marry him. (That happens in the manga “The Electric Tale of Pikachu”, however.)

One last thing speaking of dub changes—the US localization team apparently shipped it so hard that this used to be the synopsis of the episode on the official Pokémon website:

Crossing the Line

I should definitely not be writing Hollstein fanfiction.  I should definitely be working on my own writing projects.  But Carmilla has a season 2 and the muse works in mysterious ways, so…

Title: Crossing the LIne

Rated: PG-13

Summary: Laura’s never thought about Carmilla feeding off of her before.  Not ever.  Not really.  Not quite in the way of, you’re dating a vampire and they feed off of human blood.  Not until LaF brings it up one day and, suddenly, Laura can’t seem to let it go.

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anonymous asked:

Okay that's awful. You guys aren't going to watch and support Chris's new show because of Julie? I hate Julie Plec, trust me, but if Chris' show doesn't work out and it gets cancelled, he's not just going to come back to TVD. You guys should all support him and his career.

I think you misunderstood, since Julie Plec is running things people correctly assume the show won’t be good, she ALWAYS ruins her shows. But to be honest,  the concept of the show did not sound interesting to me to begin with. The only draw to the show would be to support Chris, especially after he got fucked over. But if you and other people want to watch it you guys can watch it, no one is asking for people not to watch, no one is asking for people to boycott. 

And why are you so certain that if Containment got cancelled that he wouldn’t come back to TVD? He himself has said that he desires to come back to TVD and that after filming Containment that it might be possible, and frankly, JP would have no choice but to bring him back if Containment did get cancelled.

At the end of the day, I watch things that I think I’ll find interesting, and steer away from things that I don’t find interesting enough. If Containment gets a lot of really great reviews then I’ll watch. Simple as that.