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it seemed fun but now I give up

been rewatching the series since I forgot basically everything, so it’s like watching it for the first time

I didn’t realize they were so YOUNG

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  • Question: I haven't been following your fe:a playthrough much but I think I saw you mention a few times that Henry's characterization is different in the localization and I'm kinda curious about what the localization team changed? - Anonymous
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    oh wow well…. they changed a lot, actually, but it can be summarized pretty easily by saying that they basically did to henry what tumblr fandoms like to do with popular characters, ie whittling them down to a few defining traits until the original context and meaning of them are mostly lost. not to say that i dont love english!henry but he’s definitely a way more rounded character in the original game and less of a single, standard trope

    here’s a list of the most significant differences:

    • he doesn’t make any puns. sad and outrageous, i know
    • rather than being an outright sinister Funny Guy he’s way more just… very childish and cheery in a twisted way. it’s like the difference between “NYA HA HA PUNNY BLOOD AND DOOM” and “tee hee war is so much fun!!! ahahahaha”
    • the childishness is really played up through plucky speech and a lot of emphatic particles like “ne” and “dayo” and tildes~ at the end of almost every sentence which cannot be translated literally with a modicum of seriousness in western media, but nonetheless has a totally other impression from most of his english speech. overall he’s got this perverse sort of innocence to him (for example, he loves death but at the same time, doesn’t seem to really know how babies are made??)
    • he cares a lot about his comrades but he’s just super shitty at knowing how to show it, and also feelings are hard. but related to that, as much as he thinks war and fighting is great, he really dislikes pain and offers to help maribelle/innocents outside of war experience painless deaths. so he doesn’t have a fetish for masochism or something like that.
    • in his supports with olivia, the localization sorta leads the player to believe she was probably looking too much into henry’s real feelings and motivations, but in the japanese version of the game it’s literally stated that she’s right and he’s actually in a lot of emotional pain but deals with it by smiling because he doesn’t know how to act any other way
    • he wasn’t abandoned in the woods as a child, his parents just neglected him so badly that he was mostly raised by animals, including a wolf. the villagers in his town still killed the wolf, but it’s implied he went ham and as a result, had his magical “awakening” and killed over a hundred people. the localization took the lines where this is mentioned (panne’s route, and also panne and henry’s side comic) as bragging about mage camp, but that’s not the implication that was in the original text
    • speaking of that, mage camp/wizard school did not happen. what actually happened is that after the wolf incident, henry’s parents sent him off to what henry calls an “institution” (i say institution bc it’s not the same japanese word for an orphanage or for a mental hospital), where they severely punished the kids with repeated physical abuse. it’s elaborated on in olivia’s supports when he gets a really deep wound and she asks him how he didn’t notice it hurting; he casually tells her it’s nothing in comparison to the shit that happened to him in the institution, which he says was way worse. he also mentions in a dlc chapter that one punishment the institution had for the kids was literally leaving them in a room with spikes on the floor. it’s really fucked up
    • his unique marriage/child quotes show a lot of clinginess and also a tendency to be self-effacing. they also changed his confession line to robin(femu), which was originally “i will absolutely make you happy. my love is [suffocating/burdensome], so prepare yourself for it, okay?” so there’s definitely some self-awareness to him that’s sorta lost in the translation

    i think that’s all of the major differences when it comes to japanese henry. it’s a lot easier to understand by actually seeing the content for yourself, obviously, but unfortunately that’s not exactly possible for most english fans. here’s a link to a blogger who did direct translations of some of his more important-to-character supports, though:

    and if you want to have a general idea of japanese henry’s voice and speech patterns/habits, they also uploaded excerpts of him and lucina speaking from one of the drama cds.

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Teen convicted of disorderly conduct for using iPad to record bullies tormenting him | The Raw Story


This country is the fucking worst. As the world’s biggest bully-nation, it’s no wonder that our society literally encourages kids to bully the most vulnerable among themselves … and then punishes the victim if they try to resist …


A Pennsylvania mother whose learning-disabled son was convicted of disorderly conduct for recording his bullies while they tormented him demanded the judge reverse decision and the school district apologize.

Shea Love wondered why the school district contacted the police to discuss a violation of wiretap statutes instead of confronting the students who were bullying her son, a sophomore at South Fayette High School with attention deficit and an anxiety disorder.

“The whole thing has been a horrible nightmare,” Love told the Tribune-Review. “This whole ordeal has made my son miserable.”

On the recording — which the 15-year-old made on his iPad — one student can be heard telling another to pull Love’s son’s pants down. The teacher can be heard intervening, telling the students that they need to stop talking if their discussion isn’t about math.

A few minutes later, a loud slam can be heard, followed by the teacher telling students to sit down. “What? I was just trying to scare him,” one of the boys can be heard saying.

The 15-year-old said he made the recording “because I always felt like it wasn’t me being heard.”

“I wanted some help,” he continued. “This wasn’t just a one-time thing. This always happens every day in that class.”

Upon learning of the recording, South Fayette High School principal Scott Milburn and assistant principal Aaron Skrbin contacted Lieutenant Robert Kurta, asking that he come to the school because he believed there had been “a wiretapping incident.”

School district officials forced the student to erase the recording and ordered him to attend Saturday detention. Kurta charged him with disorderly conduct, but didn’t believe that the incident warranted a felony wiretapping charge, though according to court records, he was adamant the student had “committed a crime.”

South Fayette District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet found the student guilty, fined him $25 and ordered him to pay court costs.

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A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.

My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.

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Jurassic Park, 1993 / Pacific Rim, 2013

This is just the greatest thing I’ve seen all day.

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seventeen magazine has officially lost it

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"why would you make it gay for no reason?"

why am i gay for no reason? what reason do i need to be gay

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