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joined Feb 21, 2018

But that's not what sexuality is. Sexuality is the desire for sexual (and generally by extension also romantic) intimacy with someone, not willingness to have or settle for such.

I have absolutely zero desire for men, whether it be dating or sleeping with them, however I am not fundamentally disgusted by the mere thought of being with a man if it was for reasons that mattered to me, such as if I was weak to the pressure of social norms, or concerned about appearances. Am I "bisexual" as well, I wonder?

What bizarro world do you live in? Thats exactly what sexuality is.

Synonyms for "willingly": cheerfully, happily, gladly, with pleasure.

If you willingly sleep with men and women then you are bisexual. Doesnt mean you would sleep with every single man or woman, but you are happy to sleep with people of both genders with no problem. Thats bisexuality.

If you are being peer pressured into it then you are not doing it willingly. MC here isnt being pressured, she tells the audience she can get a boyfriend or girlfriend if she wanted to.

So, again, why are you so concerned in hiding her bisexuality? And Im still wondering why you posted a picture of another bisexual woman. Do you think Asami is a lesbian who was just confused or peer pressured, too?

last edited at Jun 20, 2018 10:30AM

Stardusttelepath2
joined Oct 15, 2014

These are the kinds of things that real bisexuals/gays would punch the shit out of you for saying.
In terms of what's translated so far, the most Nanami can be called at the moment is "bicurious". (ie. she's not yet confirmed to be attracted to girls, but might consider it, assuming what she is thinking is supposed to be taken at face value). Sex is sometimes just a way to confirm what you're into, even if the gender of the person you sleep with doesn't turn out to be the gender you're attracted to. (an example being Fragments of Love ch1)

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

All right, enough with this nonsense.

Please leave the bisexuality topic aside unless and until it actually becomes a relevant plot point.

joined Feb 21, 2018

By bringing up violence you blew the Nez whistle. Nice job there, bet youre glad being allowed not to get a proper reply.

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

By bringing up violence you blew the Nez whistle. Nice job there, bet youre glad being allowed not to get a proper reply.

No, the Nez whistle was brought up because of your clumsy, ongoing attempts to invoke something you obviously don't understand and it was getting irritating. So cut it out.

joined Feb 21, 2018

Oh, yeah, cause you are such a fucking genius arent you, Nez? Head so far up your own ass that you cant stand the sight of an opposing opinion.

But, no, keep calling the confirmed bisexual girl a lesbian.

last edited at Jun 20, 2018 11:42AM

Nezchan Moderator
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joined Jun 28, 2012

Welp. Bye.

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joined Jan 11, 2015

Well, that happened...

In other news, I'm still thinking of ways to confirm the majority opinion on my translation of the accent. I might put a strawpoll on the discord server, or something, but we'll see.

last edited at Jun 20, 2018 11:54AM

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

You do it the way you want, but:

  • Not everyone is on discord. You'll get a really narrow opinions sample.

  • Not everyone who reads Dynasty is a native english speaker.

Most people here probably can read standard American/British english without problem, but dialects are something else.

I'm not even able to understand what some of my relatives from the countryside are saying sometimes, because I speak "Parisian" French and not their local "patois", so understanding english dialects is really difficult. I didn't even know it was Scottish until someone said it was. The "dinnae" puzzled me for a few loops.

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joined Dec 5, 2016

I'm not a native English speaker, and I've never been to an English speaking country, but for me the Scottish worked fine. Even if I'm not used to a specific word, I can understand its meaning from the context. I thought it was a creative solution in the manga, and it sounds... Cute. Really shows she's not from Tokio.

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

Well, "understanding from the context" is easy. I understood the meaning of every sentence too, of course.

But when I read a sentence, I usually don't expect to have to reread it twice or thrice to understand the global meaning, unless it's a really unfamiliar word I have to look up. It made the reading experience more "uncomfortable", if you see what I mean. I thought the level of accent in the first chapter was just right.

Anyway, we are running in circles. If the next chapter is in the same vein because people support this way of translating the dialect, I won't have any complaint, since it's a matter of preference.

Nezchan Moderator
Meiling%20bun%20150px
joined Jun 28, 2012

Y'all must have HATED the father in Flying Witch.

joined Nov 21, 2017

Uh.. sorry, but does "didnae" mean "didn't"? English is not my native language so this translation is kinda hard for me to read ^^'

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joined Jan 11, 2015

@Gabeerohas
It does. Basically, nae = not.
Dinnae <> Don't
Didnae <> Didn't
Couldnae <> Couldn't
etc.

joined Nov 21, 2017

@Gabeerohas
It does. Basically, nae = not.
Dinnae <> Don't
Didnae <> Didn't
Couldnae <> Couldn't
etc.

Thank you! So, is that supposed to be some kind of accent?

Nezchan Moderator
Meiling%20bun%20150px
joined Jun 28, 2012

@Gabeerohas
It does. Basically, nae = not.
Dinnae <> Don't
Didnae <> Didn't
Couldnae <> Couldn't
etc.

Thank you! So, is that supposed to be some kind of accent?

It is the accent of men who.... do things with sheep.

Herding! I meant herding sheep!

last edited at Jun 20, 2018 2:29PM

Sensei
joined Nov 28, 2011

The dialect used made it very difficult to enjoy reading the chapter...

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joined Jan 20, 2014

Arujin posted:

I'm not sure what the story behind it is, but I somehow doubt the original feels as hamfisted as this.

You are right. Original is even worse.

I was going to say it but you said it first x'D

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joined Jan 20, 2014

@Gabeerohas
It does. Basically, nae = not.
Dinnae <> Don't
Didnae <> Didn't
Couldnae <> Couldn't
etc.

Thank you! So, is that supposed to be some kind of accent?

It is the accent of men who.... do things with sheep.

Herding! I meant herding sheep!

xDDDDD when I live we have cows, but I find this incredible funny

The%20scientist%20edit
joined Mar 9, 2013

Y'all must have HATED the father in Flying Witch.

Don't you mean best boy?

:V

joined Sep 1, 2017

I enjoyed the manga and decided to read comments on it... worse idea ever lol. I only hope this continues to get translated otherwise my poor little heart will suffer.

Healing-punchiiiii
joined Jan 21, 2016

For whatever's worth, I liked the scottish accent. ;)
While it gave me the "dwarves" vibe for some reasons (I played too many RPGs) when I read it in my mind, I think it suits the "oh she has an accent" situation that cannot easily get across in text. So thanks for continuing the translations. :D

As for the comments above, whoa, it really does get heated in forums huh.

Dorohedoro_noi_big_smile
joined Feb 24, 2015

I think it will just be a matter of time to get used to the Scottish accent. I read a book called "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and it was written with a DEEP southern African American dialect. It was difficult to understand at first, but after a while you get used to it and it becomes easier to read. I think as long as the Scottish accent remains consistent, people will get used to it. Regardless, I appreciate the translation work!

Purple Library Guy
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joined Mar 3, 2013

I loved, loved, loved the Scottish accent. Really, I like almost every other accent better than Southern US ones (apologies to Southern US people), so a change from that was nice. And I'm personally particularly fond of Scottish accents. I've just been revelling in it.

K017
joined May 21, 2018

Thank you it finally continues! And I love the Scottish accent - great replacement for the Hakata one

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