April 17, 2011

Moving to a New Site again~

Bought a server. Moving the domain over. If you happen to see the new site sometime whenever it finishes moving, you might notice that it looks really damn plain. Well. This is just temporary. Yes, I'll spiff it up.

But yeah. Now I can do a lot more things with this, like add our own online reader, etc.

Anyways, to access the new site, input evetaku.com as always~

April 16, 2011

Putting it into Practice

I wrote most of this at about 4 AM so I may be a bit incoherent. I did revise it a bit just now but no guarantees. Also, everything expressed in these posts is my personal opinion, etc. etc. only listen to me if you feel I'm worth listening to.

More walls of text, more eyecandy to tide you over. Picture unrelated again. Source: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=84705

After I posted my last essay, I had three more essays on general topics planned in my head, and this was supposed to be the last one. However, I ended up completely flipping the order from what I had planned because I realized too much of my later argument rested on this.

I’ve ranted on in the last two essays about some theoretical stuff and also given some examples, but I haven’t really touched on how to apply these ideas to the practical process of translation. What sort of things should you keep in mind while writing each line? What sort of criteria should you use in order to decide on your conventions?

April 14, 2011

April 11, 2011

What Not to Translate?

Even bigger wall of text this time. Source: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=464124

It seems like a simple question. I’ve heard people mockingly say, “You’re writing English, not wapanese, it’s that easy.” Now, I’m an analytical person, and I’ll be the first to admit I tend to over-analyze and over-think things. But I have to wonder if it’s really that simple.

April 10, 2011

On Conventions

I mentioned before that I wanted to write one of these posts about translation, and some people (i.e. two) expressed interest. So here goes:
Walls of text ahead, so I figured I'd give y'all something nice to look at first. Picture unrelated.
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Today I’d like to talk about conventions. No, not the kind that you spend sweating bullets in your heavy cosplay and eating nasty overpriced hot dogs at. I’m talking about translation conventions.

The way I use the word, a translational convention is a consistent choice that the translator makes that doesn’t affect the essential accuracy of a translation. This is a bit tricky because there is no fine line between what does and what does not affect accuracy. Rather, it’s very subjective, and depends on how you define “accuracy”. If a translation does not capture a character’s emotion, is it inaccurate? Does dropping honorifics affect the accuracy of a translation, or is it just a convention?

April 08, 2011

Random Comments on this Release (and Other Thoughts)

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So as you may have been able to tell, the past few times we've done anime the releases have been... a bit bumpy to say the least. Since I'm the only one on the team with a good amount of experience using Aegisub and none of us have prior fansubbing experience, we're still largely playing this by ear.

Figured I'd explain some of the imperfections in case anyone was curious. Hopefully we'll be able to correct all of these for next weeks release and not have to go through a dozen revisions and re-releases.

A-Channel Episode 1 Release!

Whoo. We're subbing again even though I said we won't~

I know, right?

April 03, 2011

Nichijou Episode 1 Impressions

Man, been a while since I've done this. Well, with the beginning of the Spring Season, I started watching a few shows, namely Dog Days, Hanasaku Iroha and Nichijou. What really stood out to me is Nichijou by far. I'm pretty sure most of you have heard of it.

April 01, 2011

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu OVA 2 Release

Took us a while (shorter than OVA 1) but nonetheless, here it is.
Hideyoshi Kinoshita: Making me question my sexuality since Episode 1