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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Archrival » Fri May 24, 2013 7:46 am

Asmodai wrote:Dubbed anime always sounds so fake

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Fri May 24, 2013 11:17 am

Oh god, they're both atrocious
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby MQuinny1234 » Fri May 24, 2013 2:14 pm

...Well...Not everyone has a musical ear...
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby The Mad Doctor » Sat May 25, 2013 7:57 pm

I honestly think the dub sounded better. I'm more comfortable with dubs, even though they lack in effort to make it sound like the character. But you try to get some japanese person to play an english speaking role for an anime. You'd probably get something worse due to the rarity of those kind of japanese actors, I supose.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Tuor » Sat May 25, 2013 8:37 pm

It may have sounded better, but it doesn't convey the original personality of the character, is the point. Plus, like BG said, a lot of times in dubs subtle things are lost.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Archrival » Sat May 25, 2013 9:12 pm

Tuor wrote:It may have sounded better, but it doesn't convey the original personality of the character, is the point. Plus, like BG said, a lot of times in dubs subtle things are lost.

This was also my point.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby MQuinny1234 » Sat May 25, 2013 9:16 pm

I never really feel that I lose anything, apart from, perhaps, some immersion, which actually works in my favour.

When dubbed, normally, it just sounds ridiculous to hear these, normally rather incredible, voices coming out of these ridiculous characters and I can't help but laugh or just not be able to click.

While when subbed, I still get to hear the tone of it, get the information, and it seems more legit and right to me.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Archrival » Sat May 25, 2013 9:19 pm

MQuinny1234 wrote:I never really feel that I lose anything, apart from, perhaps, some immersion, which actually works in my favour.

When dubbed, normally, it just sounds ridiculous to hear these, normally rather incredible, voices coming out of these ridiculous characters and I can't help but laugh or just not be able to click.

While when subbed, I still get to hear the tone of it, get the information, and it seems more legit and right to me.

This is true, I've not heard a good dubbed character yet, apart from maybe Ghibli films but those are well chosen actors e.g Christian Bale as Howl.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby BG07 » Sat May 25, 2013 11:41 pm

Both Full Metal Alchemist animes had pretty good dubbed voice actors in my opinion, however I still preferred the subbed
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Sun May 26, 2013 1:36 pm

Afro Samurai still has the best English voice actors

I'm also pretty sure it actually doesnt have a Japanese version

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Sentios » Sun May 26, 2013 4:56 pm

BG07 wrote:the jokes and inflection from the Japanese voice actors are always spot on in subbed because it's the original dialogue.


They're just better at what they do by and large.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Asmodai » Sun May 26, 2013 6:26 pm

I imagine it wouldnt be bad if the studios would hire proper english voice actors... I mean, I've watched enough english cartoon to know that they're out there.
I imagine its to keep the costs down
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Sentios » Sun May 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Asmodai wrote:I imagine its to keep the costs down


Which is a hilarious idea consider how expensive it is to buy anime outside of the rare complete box set.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Kohai Khaos » Mon May 27, 2013 7:54 am

Well, guess since I'm new here I might as well pop in and say hi here before I start doing anything crazy involving me writing some wholly absurd fantasy and putting it up somewhere.
So hello, everyone, I guess. I do hope to see you all around and perhaps actually write up something worth your time and effort, provided that I find the force of will to get back into writing up half-decent introductory posts.

Is that too formal? Should I lighten up?
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Ro Wong » Mon May 27, 2013 10:07 am

We require no preset mood to new posters. Just post and talk in your comfortable manner.

Welcome to the RP section. Only have a couple games active these days, so pickings are slim. Can try making a new one if you want -- following the rules and getting it voted in first, of course -- but a lot of folks prefer to have some experience with a GM in prior games, so it's not exactly recommended. But we had times where new folks had great ideas before, so you can still try.

Well, with that out of the way, I'm Ro. Nice to see a new face. I'll try to answer any questions you got if no one gets to it first. (Someone usually does.) Might not be signed in often, but I pop in everyday to check the place if you ever need anything.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Blood Lord » Mon May 27, 2013 10:17 am

Welcome to the site Kohai. You've found the RP section, but don't forget to check everything else out as well.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Jasthn » Mon May 27, 2013 10:31 am

Ro Wong wrote: but a lot of folks prefer to have some experience with a GM in prior games, so it's not exactly recommended. But we had times where new folks had great ideas before, so you can still try.


Isn't that what we have the Co-GM's for?

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Kohai Khaos » Mon May 27, 2013 10:37 am

I've mostly just been reading a few of the comics up until now. I actually joined mostly because I saw there was a bit of life in the RP section.
I'm working up a character for the X-men thread, if I can get my brain to focus on it sufficiently. I feel so out of practice coming here. Then again, I just plain feel completely outclassed right now. I'll try what I can though. Work back up to where I used to be first, then improve on that.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Jasthn » Mon May 27, 2013 10:45 am

You seem fine, Kohai, and you seem to have a good RP... attitude? Skill? I'm not quite sure what word to use there. But yeah, we don't have an enormous RP section, but I like to think it's the area of Snafu to relax and play a "game" as it were. In other words, we're pretty laid back here.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Kohai Khaos » Mon May 27, 2013 10:54 am

I'm a bit out of practice for full on RPing is all. I've only been doing script style over the past few months, which is no way to keep up a writer's capacity to write in-depth.
Sure, I'm not aiming for any sort of purple prose, but hey, a guy can dream a bit, eh?
I'll get to work on the insanity that is writing a biography. Maybe by the time I get done, the GM will have returned from hiatus.

EDIT: Of course, all that is entirely dependent on me not getting distracted by listening to music.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Blood Lord » Mon May 27, 2013 12:10 pm

Hana should be.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Belwicket » Mon May 27, 2013 9:28 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Blood Lord » Mon May 27, 2013 9:30 pm

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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

Postby Jasthn » Mon May 27, 2013 10:31 pm

I probably wouldn't have laughed like I did if it wasn't for your avatar, BL.

I do find the Slyrim joke amusing as well.
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Re: Welcome to the Weirdness

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