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Mon, Aug. 16th, 2004, 10:05 pm
girl_starfish: [dj scan] squeaky clean

The first project!

This is prompted partly by the fic / pic challenge lj communities I've encountered, and the fact that my Japanese is nowhere near as good as I want it to be. The idea is that like the challenge communities, we have a project set on a daily/weekly basis, only rather than a fic etc., we have to translate something. Sound interesting? I hope so. Leave a comment if you're interested or have a suggestion or so forth.

I thought it would be a good idea to start with something short, cute and amusing ... and by that I of course mean Ed.

Series: Full Metal Alchemist.
Medium: Doujinshi.

Doujinshi title: Empty Rave.
Circle name: kgm.
website: http://kgm.main.jp

suggested layout for translations:
Comment 1 (beside Edward's head):
Comment 2 (pointing to Edward's leg):
Comment 3 (pointing to the bath tub):

Any questions?

Tue, Aug. 17th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)

Comment 2:

I have no idea what the first kanji is, but I think the second is 'utsu', which means to hit/strike/pull. So ... something o utsushita karada?

Pointing out that Ed's body is not squeaky clean?

I'm also wondering if Comment 3, the waiting expectantly bit, relates to Roy and is suggesting he's the uke. This would be extremely funny.

Tue, Aug. 17th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC)

The first two are 禁忌、Kinki", taboo - probably a pointer to ep. 3's title "Kinki no karada". *laughs* Oh, this is FUN.

Utsu... hm. I can't make anything of that kanji at all, but utsu might fit. 打つ.. I was thinking that maybe it was the animal radical (as in 猫), but the radical next too it looks so much like hiragana-te or -de... Argh.

Oh, and Roy's comment -- "Machiuke", something like... "awaiting"? Or "Waiting Uke", but I guess that's my interpretation. *laughs*

Tue, Aug. 17th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)

I would never have got that. Thanks hugely! ^_^ And I'm glad I'm not the only one enjoying this. DJ are fun enough as is, but actually understanding bits of them . .. this rocks. ^_^