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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:46 pm

ArcCain wrote:
cpl_crud wrote:Yeah, eventually she did but it was a few months and I think that Suriko was already on board.

And a good thing too, else Lilly would have owned a nice boat.
In one fell swoop you dodged another endless meme. Good job guys. ;)

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At one point we would have had a lot of honorifics. That was a terrible idea.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:27 am

Silentcook wrote:I seem to remember ke^4 fell prey to artist self-loathing. You know, "my stuff is shit, all I do sucks, I can't do this". Fairly common ailment.
Self-criticism truly is a double-edged sword, on the one hand it's really good to have some, but you really need to moderate it or it will turn into self-loathing really fast.
cpl_crud wrote:I actually think that the others saved you all from a lot of my early days crap writing.
At one point we would have had a lot of honorifics. That was a terrible idea.
Yeah, you and Aura mentioned that honorifics didn't translate well into written form. I tested it with some literary doodles and it does look odd.
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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:54 pm

ArcCain wrote:
Silentcook wrote:I seem to remember ke^4 fell prey to artist self-loathing. You know, "my stuff is shit, all I do sucks, I can't do this". Fairly common ailment.
Self-criticism truly is a double-edged sword, on the one hand it's really good to have some, but you really need to moderate it or it will turn into self-loathing really fast.
cpl_crud wrote:I actually think that the others saved you all from a lot of my early days crap writing.
At one point we would have had a lot of honorifics. That was a terrible idea.
Yeah, you and Aura mentioned that honorifics didn't translate well into written form. I tested it with some literary doodles and it does look odd.

It was bit of a quirk that I had left over from the days of doing fan-subs. In translation it can be a bit of a useful tool, but I have since changed sides and I think that the "real" translators are able to find ways to have the same effect without jamming "-chan" in everywhere.
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
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<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: Ask!

Post by Lianam » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:54 pm

cpl_crud wrote: It was bit of a quirk that I had left over from the days of doing fan-subs. In translation it can be a bit of a useful tool, but I have since changed sides and I think that the "real" translators are able to find ways to have the same effect without jamming "-chan" in everywhere.
You did fan-subs?
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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:56 am

Lianam wrote:
cpl_crud wrote: It was bit of a quirk that I had left over from the days of doing fan-subs. In translation it can be a bit of a useful tool, but I have since changed sides and I think that the "real" translators are able to find ways to have the same effect without jamming "-chan" in everywhere.
You did fan-subs?

Yes, I ran We are IN Denial (WinD) for a few years.

The biggest thing we did was Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, but there were a few rew others


It was a while ago but here is a blog post about it

http://wp.me/p1huKD-eu
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<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:09 am

It would seem that traffic on the forum has gone down quite a bit. Will you guys keep it up even if there isn't a lot of people online these days?
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Re: Ask!

Post by Suriko » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:11 am

ArcCain wrote:It would seem that traffic on the forum has gone down quite a bit. Will you guys keep it up even if there isn't a lot of people online these days?
Yeah, the forums will stay up for plenty of time to come. Maybe another 4LS project will come by to use them.

Shout out to Silentcook for keeping up the bulk of the forum moderation for all these years. Thanks man. :)

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Re: Ask!

Post by Eurobeatjester » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:44 pm

Suriko wrote:
ArcCain wrote:It would seem that traffic on the forum has gone down quite a bit. Will you guys keep it up even if there isn't a lot of people online these days?
Yeah, the forums will stay up for plenty of time to come. Maybe another 4LS project will come by to use them.

Shout out to Silentcook for keeping up the bulk of the forum moderation for all these years. Thanks man. :)
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Re: Ask!

Post by braineaters » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:02 pm

Hisao remarks on several occasions that due to his heart condition, he will have a much shorter life than a healthy person. Iirc he mentions his 30's. So I'd like to know if his lifespan actually supposed to be this short and these comments taken at face value, or is Hisao just being pessimstic and mulling over his life in a gloomy mood?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Mirage_GSM » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:04 pm

I doubt you will get a clear answer to this question, since the policy here has always been to leave interpretations to the readers.

However iIrc the only medical professional who comments on Hisao's life expectancy is the doctor in the prologue, who says that people with Hisao's condition can live full and happy lives...
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Re: Ask!

Post by Oddball » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:07 pm

I've always took that as Hisao being pessimistic personally.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Kon22 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:54 pm

cpl_crud wrote:
Yes, I ran We are IN Denial (WinD) for a few years.

The biggest thing we did was Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, but there were a few rew others


It was a while ago but here is a blog post about it

http://wp.me/p1huKD-eu
Bit of an odd question I suppose but, Crud, who would you say it's your favorite girl in Higurashi? Surely you have a preference.

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Re: Ask!

Post by cpl_crud » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:40 am

Kon22 wrote:
cpl_crud wrote:
Yes, I ran We are IN Denial (WinD) for a few years.

The biggest thing we did was Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, but there were a few rew others


It was a while ago but here is a blog post about it

http://wp.me/p1huKD-eu
Bit of an odd question I suppose but, Crud, who would you say it's your favorite girl in Higurashi? Surely you have a preference.
Mion. Without a doubt.

Probably one of, if not the most favoured characters ever
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<Suriko> Crud would be patting Hanako's head
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<NicolArmarfi> crud is trying to dress hanako up like miku and attempting to get her to pose for him in headphones and he burns money

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Re: Ask!

Post by brythain » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:10 am

cpl_crud wrote:
Kon22 wrote:Bit of an odd question I suppose but, Crud, who would you say it's your favorite girl in Higurashi? Surely you have a preference.
Mion. Without a doubt.

Probably one of, if not the most favoured characters ever
I like Mion, but perhaps even more because of Shion. That duality always struck me as an interesting one. :)
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Re: Ask!

Post by Silentcook » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:13 pm

Suriko wrote:Yeah, the forums will stay up for plenty of time to come. Maybe another 4LS project will come by to use them.

Shout out to Silentcook for keeping up the bulk of the forum moderation for all these years. Thanks man. :)
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