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How to write radio static
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:17:06 pm »
ガガ・ガ・・ガ・ translated to Guh... etc

Problem is it kinda sounds like someone is dying. You get this text in a communication room when you don't have the right communicator to contact allies or to wiretap enemy conversations. Anyone have any suggestions for this?
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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 03:45:48 pm »
Bzz bzz. Bzz bzz.

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 03:47:54 pm »
Though I find onomatopoeia in/across different languages a fascinating subject (it made the little animations in minna no soft tetris all the more endearing to me) is a particular problem with square brackets or stage directions type approaches?

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 12:44:00 am »
Khhh... Khhh... Khhhh...

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 01:53:15 am »
I would write it as

*Radio static* or (sound: radio static)

Like they do for Shuffle noises in many RPG's are typed as (shuffle, shuffle) and not the sound.
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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 05:53:35 am »
Khhh... Khhh... Khhhh...

Possible problem with that is that could "sound" more like someone breaking squelch than straight static or the result of encrypted communications. With the game seemingly being a somewhat military themed one that might be even worse for the target audience.

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 06:13:58 am »
Farting sounds like pfft or baaaaaarm!

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 09:52:46 am »
The Adventures of Tin Tin used "CRRR"

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 11:48:23 am »
I'd go with something along the lines of "grktzttzztt" personally. Something with a lot of zs and ts.

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 04:50:38 pm »
I'd go with something like "KRRRRSSSSSHZZZZZTTHZZZZZ", or "... ... ..." to symbolize dead air, if worst comes to worst.

Farting sounds like pfft or baaaaaarm!

Or "preet", or "poot"...

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Re: How to write radio static
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 07:55:19 pm »
The Adventures of Tin Tin used "CRRR"

That is probably the closest I've read...

Other examples could just be ".... ..... ......." or "...beeep, crrr, kssh" for a variety of dial up modem sounds.
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