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#1 Indrid Cold

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 14:49

I was just thinking about the original TLJ, and remembered a few problems April had with the automatic translation feature of magical languages. I mean things that were translated a bit too literally or where the non-English language used the same word for more than one thing.

 

Examples (not exact quotes, my memory isn't that good):

 

April: That is so not cool.

Tobias: No, it has been unseasonally warm.

 

April: I'll see you again.

Tobias: You will? If you say so, then it must be true.

 

Maerum Queen: [...]the harvest.

April: Harvest?

Queen: They swim around, blah blah blah.

April: Fish. You're talking about fish.

Queen: Yes, that is what we said, the harvest.

 

I don't remember any such problems in Dreamfall, and about DFC:

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I've missed that.


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#2 Neurotic

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 04:28

Could it have something to do with the way in which they 'materialize' in Arcadia? 

April Ryan is a shifter so she is actually there in person. Since Zoe is a dreamer, she's there but at the same time not there, so perhaps it could have something to do with the way dreams are experienced?

I once had a dream that my fingers were flowers and they could talk to other non-finger flowers with no language barriers to speak of. It made perfect sense to me while still dreaming, but when I woke up it was quite the WTF-moment. 



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 18:15

Could it have something to do with the way in which they 'materialize' in Arcadia? 

April Ryan is a shifter so she is actually there in person. Since Zoe is a dreamer, she's there but at the same time not there, so perhaps it could have something to do with the way dreams are experienced?

I once had a dream that my fingers were flowers and they could talk to other non-finger flowers with no language barriers to speak of. It made perfect sense to me while still dreaming, but when I woke up it was quite the WTF-moment. 

 

I assume, from the lucidness of your post, that you sought professional help after that dream, and that it was successful ;) :D


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 20:06

I assume, from the lucidness of your post, that you sought professional help after that dream, and that it was successful ;) :D

Ahahhahaha! Nah.. My insanity is of the incurable sort. :P



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 20:08

Ahahhahaha! Nah.. My insanity is of the incurable sort. :P

 

Now, now. It's important to have a positive attitude, to get the most from your course of treatment :D :rolleyes:


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#6 Indrid Cold

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 23:17

April Ryan is a shifter so she is actually there in person. Since Zoe is a dreamer, she's there but at the same time not there, so perhaps it could have something to do with the way dreams are experienced?

I've thought the same thing, actually. It does make sense, kinda. I used to theorise that this was why most Arcadians had British accents in DF, until someone pointed out that they still do when we play as April. :P

 

Speaking of dreams: The flower fingers one is stranger than most of mine, which is a feat. :) Then again I've thought stranger stuff when I've just woken up.






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