Areala

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About Areala

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  • Birthday 10/21/1976

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    Indiana
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    Video games, horror novels, creative writing, girls! :-9
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    Areala
  • Favorite Current Generation Platform?
    Playstation 3
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    Super Nintendo

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    Champions of Norrath (PS2); Akai Ito (PS2)
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    Tomb Raider, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI

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  1. Hey, you give me the basics, and I can work some magic... *huggles* Areala
  2. That's how FloodWaters from GameFAQs translated it in his unfinished re-translation patch. A number of years ago (probably five or six at this point) there was an active thread on the message boards there where he was showing his progress, posting some comparisons of the original vs. his update, and such. Sadly, I've not seen or heard anything from him in years, so I assume he lost interest. My brother was trying to interview him a number of years ago for one of the websites he wrote for, but as far as I know that fell through too. Pity, I'd love to have seen his work finished. It now falls to you, Kitsunebi-san. Only you can save us! *huggles* Areala
  3. You still have yet to weigh in on the "fart-blasting scrotum" topic though, which is where my interest truly lies.
  4. Also: holy cow, that preview has a couple of SERIOUS spoilers in the images...although to be fair, if you've not played the game, you wouldn't have any idea how significant at least one of those images is...
  5. Divi-Dead (I pronounced it "Dih-vee Dead" for years until somebody on the GameFAQs message boards pointed out what you did about the katakana) is an excellent visual novel, one of my favorites. The name is a pun/play-on-words and it applies directly to a particular story revelation, although it's not really a spoiler since there's no way to know what or who it applies to without playing the game to its near-completion. One thing that bothers me about the game though is the English translation...how can I put this...it's good, but it's very rushed, especially towards the end of the game. I've played through it multiple times (mainly to see all the endings), but there's still some shit that takes place in the final chapters that I cannot wrap my head around. It doesn't help that there are also some significant mistakes throughout the text with regard to character names. There are some scenes where one character is referred to by another character's name, another one where a pair of sisters are mentioned by entirely the wrong family name (their family name is 'Seino', but they're referred to as the "Itsukino sisters" or something in one scene, a name which appears nowhere else in the script), and the occasional grammar bungle. The translator(s) also took some liberties with other parts of the text, either in an attempt to freshen things up or just to be weird. In the English version, there's a location called "Kaori Gardens", but in the Japanese version this is just the school's entryway and it not only isn't called that, but it doesn't have a name period. A lot of the sex talk is clearly being ad-libbed in the text too. Not sure how you get "Pound me harder!" from a voice sample that is nothing more than a long moan, but... I have to give it props though: one of the hardest laughs I've ever had playing a video game came when one character referred to another as a "fart-blasting scrotum", which is either the most epic insult in history, or the worst translator screw-up I've ever read. I'm snickering even now just typing it out.
  6. My wife and I bought our home in 2009, and when we moved in, we picked up a new 50" HD TV. It only does 780p and 1080i, but I refuse to buy all my movies again just for a clearer picture, so I've avoided going to Blu-Ray with a couple of exceptions like "Planet Earth" (where you really do want to watch it in HD). My Blu-Ray player is just my PS3 with an HDMI cable, so it's not like I don't have a way to play them. We just have a lot of movies, and neither one of us is really a "graphics whore". *huggles* Areala
  7. Golly, I wonder who she could be? Hopefully she, uh, they find it so that she...er...that person can enjoy reading it in the privacy of her own room...
  8. Holy cow, one ex-magazine employee shows up and now they're coming out of the woodwork! Welcome to Retromags, Mr. Bieniek. *huggles* Areala
  9. Welcome to the forums, Chris! And double-welcome since it's so rare we see someone from the biz publicly announce they were in the biz. *huggles* Areala
  10. YUMMY!!! Super likes! *huggles* Areala
  11. Thank you so much, textfiles! If you write back, do let him know we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery! *huggles* Areala
  12. YAY! I got The Who, The Clash, Dinosaur Jr., Queen, Matthew Sweet, Nirvana, RHCP, and Weezer! 8/11, totally fun, would play again. *huggles* Areala
  13. I got about 75% of them! I was so proud of myself, since I don't usually do very well with guessing album cover tributes. But many of those records (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, Nirvana, Matthew Sweet, etc...) came out when I was a teenager, so that helped. *huggles* Areala
  14. Also, not a recent discovery, but one I keep coming back to is Hannah Trigwell. She does original music, covers of popular songs, guest-appearances with other bands...her voice is absolutely stunning. This is her cover of "The Scientist" by Coldplay with Boyce Avenue which, I'm not going to lie, I like WAY more than the original: And here's Hannah & Boyce Avenue again with "Let Her Go", which is a trainwreck of a song when performed by Passenger, but absolutely nailed by them on this cover: *huggles* Areala
  15. So I've still not seen the Ghostbusters 2016 reboot, but a couple of weeks ago we put the soundtrack in the stereo at work and I absolutely fell in love with one of the tracks on it. This is "wHo" by Zayn Malik. I've listened to some of his other songs, and they just don't strike anything with me. But this? This was beautiful. It makes me want to see the movie just to find out what scene it was used in. *huggles* Areala