DaVince

Aug 28

So many sound effects…

So many sound effects…

nevertoomanyspiders:

kingofreaks:

offendedrhino:

Scientists are so clever with naming animals.

No you don’t even know these birds call actually sounds like its saying go away and what it does is it hangs around large groups of herbivores and when a predator shows up it will just start shouting GO AWAY GO AWAY and then all the gazelles and zebras and such will take off.
Heres a great video

wow they sound like novelty toys

nevertoomanyspiders:

kingofreaks:

offendedrhino:

Scientists are so clever with naming animals.

No you don’t even know these birds call actually sounds like its saying go away and what it does is it hangs around large groups of herbivores and when a predator shows up it will just start shouting GO AWAY GO AWAY and then all the gazelles and zebras and such will take off.

Heres a great video

wow they sound like novelty toys

(Source: thats-not-candy-thats-sand, via technotranceremex)

The person I reblogged this from has a quality blog and I recommend you all follow them

(Source: bunmer, via marioooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)

keith-rasterpunk:

Learning to read and understand Japanese!
Why? Because nobody makes any damn English patches for these awesome games! >:[
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA7DB863D6946E1CD
I do end up missing out on so much entertainment especially the really obscure stuff that nobody knows about (because then you probably wont even find any information). My first mission is to completely understand this Telefang Manga since I’d like to know what’s going on with the story outside of its pictures.
So far I’ve learned some Hiragana and I’ve looked at the dude in the glasses speech bubble. With my rough knowledge I think He’s saying “nku” over and over which is like a sniff or inhale. There’s also “Toku” which is like gasping. Due to so many variations it’s hard to tell what the first symbol is, but I can identify that the “<” means “ku”. Pretty fascinating stuff. Looking up these sounds will be somewhat challenging since I don’t know how to write the sounds of these symbols and even getting proper translation.
I’m tired of this language barrier being such a brick wall. Every time I find something really cool and I want to get in to it, it always seems to be untranslated. It’s kind of nostalgic too since it reminds me of the days when I first learned English, so in a way it’s bringing me down to that adolescent level of saying “Flower! It’s a flower! Yay flower!”
Maybe someday I’ll learn German sometime since I’m part German. I could just imagine the idea of reading a foreign novel and studying how other people think on a much more personal level far beyond the news. Not to mention if you’ve already experienced the classic of English entertainment, then you get to enjoy a whole new range of classics elsewhere! :D

Hey! Translator for the Telefang manga here. They’re being translated!
Chapter 1 has been translated and is almost ready to go (still some cleaning left to do by RacieB), and I just finished translating chapter 2 (though it still needs a second check from my co-translator and final text edits before being inserted into the pictures)! Chapter 1 should be released soon, and I’m sure that holding the original and the translation side by side will help you learn a fair bit, too.
And you should consider yourself lucky that all of the kanji has furigana next to it (the small kana), which show you how to pronounce/read that kanji! Really helps in looking up those words quickly. A lot of manga usually do not have furigana.
Oh! And the games themselves are being translated too, albeit slowly. (I’m working on Telefang 2. Very slowly and irregularly. I’m sorry. Please don’t hit me. In the meantime, enjoy that crappy bootleg English.)
You got any questions on words, don’t be afraid to ask. Also, I suggest you set up your computer so you can write Japanese.
PS. And your reason for learning Japanese is the same one I had when I started a few years ago! Good luck and keep at it. :)

keith-rasterpunk:

Learning to read and understand Japanese!

Why? Because nobody makes any damn English patches for these awesome games! >:[

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA7DB863D6946E1CD

I do end up missing out on so much entertainment especially the really obscure stuff that nobody knows about (because then you probably wont even find any information). My first mission is to completely understand this Telefang Manga since I’d like to know what’s going on with the story outside of its pictures.

So far I’ve learned some Hiragana and I’ve looked at the dude in the glasses speech bubble. With my rough knowledge I think He’s saying “nku” over and over which is like a sniff or inhale. There’s also “Toku” which is like gasping. Due to so many variations it’s hard to tell what the first symbol is, but I can identify that the “<” means “ku”. Pretty fascinating stuff. Looking up these sounds will be somewhat challenging since I don’t know how to write the sounds of these symbols and even getting proper translation.

I’m tired of this language barrier being such a brick wall. Every time I find something really cool and I want to get in to it, it always seems to be untranslated. It’s kind of nostalgic too since it reminds me of the days when I first learned English, so in a way it’s bringing me down to that adolescent level of saying “Flower! It’s a flower! Yay flower!”

Maybe someday I’ll learn German sometime since I’m part German. I could just imagine the idea of reading a foreign novel and studying how other people think on a much more personal level far beyond the news. Not to mention if you’ve already experienced the classic of English entertainment, then you get to enjoy a whole new range of classics elsewhere! :D

Hey! Translator for the Telefang manga here. They’re being translated!

Chapter 1 has been translated and is almost ready to go (still some cleaning left to do by RacieB), and I just finished translating chapter 2 (though it still needs a second check from my co-translator and final text edits before being inserted into the pictures)! Chapter 1 should be released soon, and I’m sure that holding the original and the translation side by side will help you learn a fair bit, too.

And you should consider yourself lucky that all of the kanji has furigana next to it (the small kana), which show you how to pronounce/read that kanji! Really helps in looking up those words quickly. A lot of manga usually do not have furigana.

Oh! And the games themselves are being translated too, albeit slowly. (I’m working on Telefang 2. Very slowly and irregularly. I’m sorry. Please don’t hit me. In the meantime, enjoy that crappy bootleg English.)

You got any questions on words, don’t be afraid to ask. Also, I suggest you set up your computer so you can write Japanese.

PS. And your reason for learning Japanese is the same one I had when I started a few years ago! Good luck and keep at it. :)

Aug 27

dailydenjuu said: If you receive this you must say 10 good things about yourself and pass it on to your 15 favourite followers! (I mean, if you wanna)

Agh. Agh! This is like one of those cursed chain letters! Why must you do this to me, racieb?! :< I’m just glad you added “if you wanna”, haha.

But ten good things about me, hm? It took a long time of thinking hard to really realize a few things about myself.

It feels incredibly awkward to say ten good things about yourself, as this is purely one’s own opinion and it feels as if I’m being haughty or self-important when straight out asked to list them. Nevertheless, this may be a good thing to do. Especially if it helps others when they need me.

  1. I’m modest about myself. Yes, I have my own opinion on what I think is good or bad about me. But I also definitely know that’s just my own opinion. There’s also personality traits, quirks and interests that I know can be taken either way. So I’ve always thought that I’d rather have people form their own opinion on me and my good/bad points. Which is why this list was so difficult to make, until I realized that there certainly have been several people who’ve said similar things about me. So that gives me some confidence to make a good list.

  2. People have told me that I have a good deep voice that’s good at telling stories, holding convincing presentations, acting out certain things and the like. (I like doing it, too.)

  3. I’m almost a pro when it comes to my work - When I’m working, I take it seriously and always try to produce high quality work. But I get bored of something quickly, and when I’m not working on something I tend to put it off for long amounts of time. Hence, almost professional. :P

  4. Not many people listen to my music, but the ones who do really like it!

  5. When I get excited about something, I get really excited and really productive. Just don’t let it take longer than a few weeks or that’ll dwindle right away. :P In any case, you can usually sense that enthusiasm pretty well when I’m in that mood.

  6. love stories. Especially really unique ones, or ones that mess with reality or take place in strange alternate realities. Now, I consume these through various ways (games, comics, cartoons/anime/any form of animation, manga, and sometimes a book or movie), but for a large part it’s all about the stories to me rather than the type of media they take place in.

  7. I stay calm at pretty much all times. That also means that I don’t scare easily. At all. In fact, I even love the dark, something that so many people fear for some reason! I guess this would make me… reliable in scary situations?

  8. I’m ever-positive. Many, many things happen around me and in the world that are enough to get really depressed about. But I have some innate power to stay positive, and cheer others up that way.

  9. I’m good at explaining things, it seems. Taking the knowledge I have and turning it into something short, clear and easy to understand seems to be a thing that has helped a fair amount of people I know in many situations in the past.

  10.  I don’t have prejudices. Especially on Tumblr here, you can see a lot of discussions about how there’s hate against this or that person or even entire groups of people. When it comes to individuals, I could never really hate someone I know that little about. What was their situation? What is that person like? Why did they do the thing that is so criticised? I can’t truly like or dislike someone until I know these things. And for groups of people, it’s just ridiculous to judge them as a whole in the first place, since everyone is different. (Unless said group is something like the KKK of course.)

Wow. In the end I could think of more than ten things, after all. Maybe I took it too seriously. But it was a nice bit of reflection.

And now it’s time to click the Publish button and see this long post being ignored by most people! :P

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