hoshinotabi

hoshinotabi:

neriede:

Can we talk about this for a second?

Because there’s quite a few things that get lost in translation with these games, but none of those instances ever hit me as hard as this one always does. I’m not even kidding, my heart rips apart every time I see this, I’m almost crying just thinking about it.

Okay, so of course—like every country—Japan has it’s own code of etiquette, and one of the most ingrained ways of showing respect to others is bowing. It’s a reflection of how important deferring to others is in Japanese culture—acknowledging those who have seniority in something or are your superior in any way should be like second nature. Bowing can have all sorts of degrees of formality to it, from a casual nod of the head, to a full 45 degree bend from the waist, but rarely do you ever see anyone bow deeper than that.

What Sora’s doing up there?

That’s called Dogeza (土下座).

It’s the absolute lowest you can get.

I have personally never seen anyone do this, and for good reason—you don’t do it unless you’ve REALLY messed up.

You do it to say sorry—it’s the equivalent of begging, really begging for forgiveness. Dogeza is shameful, it’s humiliating, it’s absolute submission, and that’s the whole point of doing it. It’s willingly putting shame and humiliation on yourself, actively showing complete reverence to someone else. You are literally saying you are worth nothing.

Sora is basically offering himself on a silver platter here. Saix could’ve probably asked Sora to do anything he wanted, and Sora probably would’ve done it.

Which makes it all the more insulting and heart-breaking when Saix says he still can’t see Kairi.

THIS THIS THIS

When I saw this in the trailer before it came out in Japan, I was pretty much like OH SHIT THIS GAME IS GOING TO GET REALLY SERIOUS. And the way Miyu says ‘Please let me into the Realm of Darkness’ before this and the rest after this is so ridiculously desperate it hurts. 

not /only/ this gets lost in translation but quite a bit of the script does as well (series wide that is.), and well it’s one of the many reasons I just can’t play it in English. Actually sometimes I feel I’m playing a completely different game than the entire rest of the fandom, because technically I am.

Quote from “Confessions of a Furry” blog

"Dear furry haters, the furry fandom is just as sexual as any other fandom (Hetalia, Star Wars, MLP, Homestuck, Pokemon, you get it). Stop complaining.

Dear furries, stop saying the furry fandom has nothing sexual. The sexual part is the minority, but it still exists.

Both of you. CALM. DOWN.

Sincerely, a concerned furry.”


Finally someone who gets it.

Ok here is what stupid people just dont seem to realize.

The pitbull is not dangerous, they are a mixed breed that was specifically breed for strength to be used in manual labor, but one day idiots thought of using that strength for fights.

And although people used other breeds, because the pitbull was breed for strength it became the popular choice for people to use. No they get all the smack even though it still common to use other dogs in fights.

Protect the pitbull and punish the owners who are stupid enough to own and participate in dog-fighting. And I will say it,

Punish the political ass holes who try to blame the breed as a whole who only see the violence of SOME pitbulls who are unfortunate enough to have fought so long that thats all they can do.

Ok here is what stupid people just dont seem to realize.

The pitbull is not dangerous, they are a mixed breed that was specifically breed for strength to be used in manual labor, but one day idiots thought of using that strength for fights.

And although people used other breeds, because the pitbull was breed for strength it became the popular choice for people to use. No they get all the smack even though it still common to use other dogs in fights.

Protect the pitbull and punish the owners who are stupid enough to own and participate in dog-fighting. And I will say it,

Punish the political ass holes who try to blame the breed as a whole who only see the violence of SOME pitbulls who are unfortunate enough to have fought so long that thats all they can do.