Gaming Discussion / Re: In defense of Wii - A tribute & send off to the most controversial console ever.« on: December 17, 2012, 02:03:11 am »
No, it was a remake.
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Just as a point, Radagast is mentioned at least once in the main fiction though I forget whether it's in The Hobbit or in the Ring trilogy. It's really just an offhand mention though; there's never any development of his character.IIRC, these are both told off-hand by Gandalf himself in LotR. In which case you’d be right on both counts.
The necromancer is mentioned, too. Gandalf splits with the party as they enter Murkwood and goes south to fight him, but it's similarly never really developed in the book. I was always kind of curious about that.
- There is no appearance of elves at all in the book.There is more than one appearance of elves in the book.
- You don't ever see any goblins outside of the caverns in the bookThe goblins are seen outside their lair more than once.
- The party doesn't enter the cavern by chance like they do in the movie, they planned to go through it all the way along because going in the mountains would be too hazardous (or something in the like, I'm not totally sure)You’re probably mixing up the Hobbit with FotR. They did not (and would never!) plan to cross the mountains that way.
- The cavern where they find the rare swords and the cavern where they get trouble with goblins, and where gollum live, is the same and only cavernNope. One of them is chapter 2, the other is 4-5.
- The giant spiders doesn't appear before the other side of the huge forest, so they should not appear in this movie.Well, it happens roughly halfway into the book, so it wouldn’t take too much fudging.
Now I imagined the dwarves being really tiny, something about like 50cm high, much smaller than the hobbit. In the movie they almost appear like humans, considering there is no human it's hard to make a comparison but they don't look tiny at all. This could have been my imagination though - I don't remember how tolkien described them. I also imagined them as funny creatures, something very far from the badass look they have in the movie.4 paragraphs in: “what is a hobbit? I suppose hobbits need some description nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big People, as they call us. They are (or were) a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded Dwarves.”
I'll keep that in mind. I sometimes get commissioned to write definitions of Japanese words in English for online dictionary sites (if someone searches for a word and there is no definition in the database then the searched word get put into a list and then that list gets sent to me to translate). Yugio card titles are surprisingly common. I normally have to take guesses as to what the card name in English might be and then search it in google to find the official translation, if there is one.time to send more work your way, then, I guess ;P
So what is the original Japanese name?獣ヶ原 (Kemonogahara), which is “Veldt” in the English version. The literal meaning is “field of beasts” but the ヶ原 makes it clearly a place name.
Professonal translators make this mistake too you know. Remember Super Street Fighter 2, cammy's ending?1) Most likely not professional translators in any sense besides doing it for pay.
The bundles aren't helping. I usually buy them for one or two of the games, but get five or six. I'm not complaining, though! I just wish some of the games were smaller... there's only so much room on the HDD.For me, that’s just motivation to get through them and shove them into a “done” category. Because I’ll need that disk space eventually, right?
I'd say most of that doesn't make its way to the West, though. At best, I'd be lucky to spot a Galaga cabinet at a local store or diner.Yes. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people who could just, on a whim, say “hm that game sounds cool think I’ll just get the board imported”.
You mean there is more than one? How many different sites does it take to fuck up a language?C∧ ∧