May 24th, 2012

hercthinking

Thinking

So I was thinking about what to post about today, and I remembered that we finally saw the end of Gals! last night, so maybe I would write about that, and then I remembered something that we've been wondering about for a very long time. We keep seeing, at Anime News Network for example, reviews of, like, volume 37 of a manga. Is there really much point in reviewing volume 37? I mean, most reviews are written to let people know if a piece of entertainment is worth consuming, but by the time people get to volume 37, we figure most people will already know whether or not they want the continuation.

It would be one thing if it were like us posting on LJ about the end of Gals!, for example, because that's so we can talk about the end of Gals! with our friends. Review sites seem to be a different story, but I guess maybe not?

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In a complete change of subject, today we translated Ken Akamatsu's comments on the character Nagi Springfield, and he said something that got us thinking. He said that he kind of got the feeling that the name "Thousand Master" was kind of odd English, but none of his overseas readers commented on it, so whatever. At first we were like, "...Yeah, I think it is kind of odd," but then we were like, "Wait, maybe it's not so odd." And now we're really not sure! (Which is kind of sad, since it's our job to know good English.)

We think that if he got the name because he's the master of a thousand spells, it works, because eventually it would turn into the Thousand Spell Master, which would in turn be shortened to Thousand Master, which sounds much better. And more than anything, as long as it sounds cool nobody really cares about the grammar anyway. Like the Avengers. If they're already avenging people, that technically means people have already died, but the idea is to prevent deaths, not kill the killers. ...I think. (Our knowledge of the Avengers is strictly from the movies, so we could be very very wrong.)

Anyway, thoughts?

Today I'm thankful for getting to see the end of Gals!, thought-provoking author comments, finishing our first draft of that volume of Negima!, knowing what we're doing tonight, and getting more of the cards we were missing from Labyrinth 1.