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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: Today at 12:21:35 AM
Aside from small quantities of Blue Wish Resurrection and Eden's Aegis, I haven't played hardly anything in two weeks.

I think Vesperia made me dislike gaming as a whole.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 11:57:07 PM
Well, for me at least, I'll probably force myself to hate it out of spite, or failing that I probably just won't enjoy it anyway, regardless of what it's like, because I have a hard time enjoying anything. On the plus side I think I deluded myself into thinking I'm gay, at least.

I was actually planning on staying up and playing this at midnight but I realize now that it doesn't drop until like, noonish tomorrow. Which is for the best because I'm having a bunch of sleep deprivation-induced pseudohallucinations anyway.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 28, 2014, 11:49:59 PM
You know how young children /always/ cry when they fall, even if they don't hurt themselves?

If you never respond to them crying when they're not actually hurt, does that eventually condition them quit doing it?
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 11:34:58 PM
If I don't like TitS I think I'm giving up on RPGs as a genre. And possibly gaming as a whole, and just draw Sonic porn for money instead. Not sonic the hedgehog I mean like the burger place. They have really yiffy cherry limeades.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 28, 2014, 09:39:32 PM
Aaaaand people on steam are bitching about the Japanese voices not being included and threatening to boycott.

Did I mention lately that I can't fucking stand gamers and the gaming community anymore?
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Converting to PC - Need Guidance on: July 27, 2014, 06:09:42 PM
Macs aren't PCs though, 'cause a Mac user never keep it to theyself.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 27, 2014, 05:57:51 PM
Woohoo rain.

Talking about gaming ranks /way/ up there on a list of things that make me feel like complete shit.

It's like, yeah, thanks for telling me how much of a faggot I am for not liking Square's SNES output at all, and thanks for the input on how I'm just some kid that's trying to be a hater to act cool and edgy and I'm sure that me being completely miserable all the time is also just me trying to be cool and edgy and has nothing to do with being stuck in a city that's gone to hell, working at a job on a project that's gone to hell, being unable to relate to my family and coworkers anymore, and having some problems that are really fucking with me emotionally that I really can't do a goddamn thing about -- things that are physically unfixable.

Shit son I WISH I had things together enough to have the mental bandwidth for being a hater for the sake of it.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 26, 2014, 11:02:42 PM
TRAILS NO KISEKI*

* Kiseki means plan.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 26, 2014, 10:01:11 AM
Dice, you were supposed to say, "You get what you need"

BUT SHE SAYS I'M JUST A FRIEND.

YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU... GOOT WHAT I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED...

BUT SHE SAYS I'M JUST A FRIEND.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 25, 2014, 11:34:12 PM
Dice, you were supposed to say, "You get what you need"

BUT SHE SAYS I'M JUST A FRIEND.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 25, 2014, 12:30:12 AM
I want the HD editions. >:(


Ooooh watcha say? Oooh that I only wish well. Well of course you diiiid
Ooooh watcha say? Ooooh that it's all for the beeeest.Well of course you diiiiiiiiiid.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 25, 2014, 12:23:21 AM
I asked my roommate out. He will be leaving his next check. I will keep my eyes for the next week or so.

Neat!
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 23, 2014, 10:02:01 PM
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 23, 2014, 05:03:37 PM
I'm pretty sure 'no' translates into 'the'>>>'of'>'in the'.

First of all, it really doesn't.  の (no) is used anytime in Japanese to show the relationship between nouns or noun phrases where the first element modifies the second.  For instance, 日本語の辞書 (nihongo no jisho) means "Japanese dictionary".  "Nihongo" means Japanese and "jisho" means dictionary, but in this case the "no" doesn't really translate to anything in English.  It can also be used to indicate possession the way we use 's in English but that's not relevant here.

So 空の軌跡 (sora no kiseki) could just as easily been translated to "Sky Trails".  In fact I would argue that would actually have been a more standard, straightforward translation.  Xseed went with "Trails in the Sky" because it sounds nice.  And it does sound nice.  It's got a nice ring to it.  But "in the" is not a standard translation of の.  In fact it really only works in particular cases...like, Japanese doesn't even have articles so the choice of "the" instead of "a" is completely based on context.  There's only one sky so "the" works in that case, but what about "Trails in the Flash"?  What flash?  What does that even mean.  Why go with "in the" at all when it doesn't have that ring to it?

For better or worse, "Trails of Zero" and "Trails of Blue" seem to have caught on for Zero no Kiseki and Ao no Kiseki.  In fact Udon even adopted those names for their English translations of some art books.  I would still argue that they're pretty nonsensical names, though.  I mean, "of zero" or "of blue" don't even sound grammatically correct.  I'm really curious that if 20 years from now when Xseed finally gets around to doing those games if they're actually going to use those names.

But things get even more complicated when you get to 閃の軌跡 (Sen no Kiseki).  In addition to the somewhat ambiguous grammar, technically 閃 (sen) isn't even a word.  It's a character that appears in certain compounds with the pronunciation "sen", but it doesn't ever appear alone.  It also has a verb form but it's actually pronounced "hirameku" there.  Though kanji characters generally have meanings associated with them they're more ambiguous than dictionary words.  閃 can mean flash, but it can also mean brandish or even insight (as in a flash of insight I guess) in certain contexts.  There are a lot of different ways that title could probably be translated.  Not only does "Trails in the Flash" lack any of that nuance, it sounds fucking ridiculous.

But anyway, what's wrong with just calling it Sen no Kiseki?  It has not been translated yet and until there's an official English title I'm just going to stick with the Japanese.  But I will bet good money that if it ever does get translated, "Trails in the Flash" is not the name they're going to go with...

You're being that guy.
Don't be that guy.
15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky FC PC release July 29th on: July 22, 2014, 09:05:48 PM
HAPPEN.
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