Fam & Ihrie: Ruin Explorers Ch. 4


Ruin Explorers Ch. 4

So… yeah, this chapter sure took a long time.  It was considerably more difficult to deal with than Chapter 3.

Page 28… oh gawd, why was that so difficult?  I could figure out individual pieces of what Lyle was asking, and based on context I think I came up with the right callback, but I for the life of me couldn’t understand Ihrie’s reaction at all.  I had to resort to a relatively literal translation because… it’s better than nothing.

The Spanish translation got a lot wrong, too.  There were a lot of moments where I went “That… doesn’t sound right.”  Then I went and did a Japanese translation and it was almost word for word the same as the ADV translation in the episode this chapter was based on.  To be fair, quite a few problems with the Spanish translation wasn’t so much the translation as it was failings with the machine translators I used.  Three different translators and not one of them figured out that “raro” meant “strange” instead of “rare.”

Well, at least I finally finished scanning everything from this volume and can put it to rest.  Just the Special Plus chapters left to go…

In other Ruin Explorers news, I just picked up the fourth Audio Drama.  I have no idea what’s going on in it, and I was kinda hoping there would be a script in the insert booklet that I could translate.  No such luck.  What it does have is a massive wall of text for liner notes, plus some neat sketches, including one of Meria for some reason (as far as I can tell, she isn’t even in any of the Drama CDs).

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