Selvarius’s Journal 06/26/2017

…Ah, as I read back over the account as I’ve written it thus far, I see I was called away at quite the dramatic moment. What a happy accident! Yet there was to be a great deal more excitement for us in store that day, and I should endeavor to get it all down with as much haste as I can bear, without sparing any of the necessary details.

To continue with the narrative, then, Renbar’s reaction to the sudden movements of the skull was to pull it from his belt so we could all get a better view as to what was going on. Fortunately, watching him do all this happened to jog something in my memory. I could recollect now that the means to permanently dispel guardians like this green burning skull were primarily divine in nature. Holy water, for example, would be more than sufficient for such a task.

Sadly, though, as our group is not made up of the most devout members of society, we found ourselves with no suitable means of dispelling this magical creature. We seemed at an impasse here indeed, and I could see the effort it was now taking for Renbar merely to hold the skull fragment in place. Whatever we did next, it was of the utmost importance that we act quickly.

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Translationborne 10: Hunting in Old Yharnam

The main series for Translationborne has now reached its tenth episode! In it, we descend into tragic Old Yharnam and meet its self-appointed defender. Discussion topics include the term “Vilebloods”, place names, Fire Paper, and the difference individual word choices can make in emphasizing various aspects of the same core idea. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions (especially if you’d like to share your thoughts on the current episode format) please let me know! Thank you for watching, and I hope you enjoy the episode!

Translationborne 09: The Blessings of Blood

Episode 9 of Translationborne is now up on YouTube! This time we take a look at a number of stat- and gameplay-related translations, including a closer examination of some older items that we picked up before. Discussions of Frenzy, Rally, Visceral Attacks, damage types, and the puzzling final lines of the Kirkhammer come to the fore as we step lightly round to the right of the great cathedral, only to find people chanting plaintively to be blessed with blood. As always, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions (especially if you’d like to share some thoughts on the changes I’ve made) please let me know! Thank you for watching, and I hope you enjoy the episode!

Translationborne 08: Henryk and the Hunter of Hunters

The 8th episode of Translationborne is now online! In it, we continue to make our way through the Cathedral Ward, encountering a madman guarding a gate, another hunter who’s lost his mind, and a mysterious old friend. Discussion topics include the relative lack of importance of individual terms in a translation, the role of voice acting in localization, the concept of altering lines to stay true to a work, and more! As usual, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions (especially if you’d like to share some thoughts on the changes I’ve made) please let me know! Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy the episode!