During the hoopla and excitement of everyone sharing their #GrowingUpOtaku stories on Twitter a few weeks ago, I was contacted in a few messages by the social media manager of Twistory Studios in Christine De Joy after she noticed one of my tweets about Yoshitaka Amano. During the exchange, she let me know about an older book featuring his artwork called Shinjukuand the story is described as such.
What’s even sadder about the whole “anime feminism” debacle right now is that it took this long for this to come up in the first place. That it took people so long to realize that if you’re analyzing the progressiveness of something from another culture, you should probably consider how it would…
I’ve been alive for 37 years as of today. There’s this 16 year old inside me who hates this whole idea of getting old and being responsible, and he chimes in here and there and wants to comment on my new thoughts and feelings and perspectives. For the most part, I am able to tell him to fuck off….
I’m glad I got to learn from this today
First off, it’s okay to now know what to do with your life. I don’t know what to do with my life — I don’t even know what to do tomorrow.
Second, everyone isn’t meant for college, but college is for everyone. Having credentials is SO IMPORTANT. I think working for a company where everyone else has degrees has taught me the importance of having one.
I got my job through good timing and good luck, followed by hard work, an eagerness to learn and a commitment to my passion. I really believe that people can do anything, become ANYTHING if they really want it.
If you don’t want it or doubt yourself, then you definitely won’t get anywhere!
The best advice I can give you is, if you don’t see the importance of college right now then don’t waste your time doing something you don’t understand. Take a trip, better yourself some other way — study the things you want the way you want to. Do ANYTHING ELSE as long as it fulfills you. And who knows? Maybe you’ll see the importance in a higher education through your new experiences and the wisdom you gain from them.
I wish I had a college degree. (plus I actually like school ~ TEEHEE)
I’m actually in the same position as sailorbee. Despite what most may think, I never went to college. Sure, I went to a state school to learn automotive technology and even went to a trade school to learn audio engineering when I was younger, but I’ve learned that I would really benefit from a college degree.
Currently, I’m investigating whether moving out to California and going back to school would be a good idea. My goals would be to earn a Masters degree or doctorate in economics with a minor in journalism, just to formalize everything I’ve learned so far in my years as a journalist and blogger.
It’s not going to be an easy road, but my entire life has been a trial by fire thanks to my disability, so I’m used to it. At least one thing’s for sure, it’ll be a ride I won’t forget.
so as someone who worked on the show, I would like to speak about this short dialogue between Honey and Dandy. This above is fair to original japanese version (she says "ujimushi" = "worm"in japanese not ass, but it’s still sarcastic, funny and insulting) , but in the english Toonami dub, the script was changed.
Instead, in the english script, she says “asteroid belt” which is neither funny, insulting nor sarcastic, and it is totally misleading, because this dialogue was an important hint to Honey’s real character.
When she’s sarcastically calling him a stupid name, the story is trying to give small hints to the audience that this show is actually not set in a generic universe of stupid brainless boobies, and the female characters are not what they seem to be. Yes, we are in a bar called “BOOBIES”…..the girls are supposed to look generic and hot, but they are acting, getting paid for it, that’s not who they really are. The episode is supposed to be very fun and crazy, strange narrative, but with small important hints.
I don’t understand why they would change the manner of the dialogue in the english Toonami version, making her character seem empty, it makes you totally forget about her.
Yes, the show is totally crazy, but that’s not all about it. We want to treat the characters well while having fun with all the action and madness!
I enjoyed both the english and japanese voice acting, good job guys!
And Toonami did a great job promoting the show outside Japan!
I really didn’t intend to insult anyone here, hope that didn’t come accross like that, I know it’s just a small edit,
but next time please be more careful with the original script, it can become misleading and it’s not what the director is intending to tell. Maybe you guys didn’t intend to cause this, so I apologize if it was just a translation mistake. I understand that it’s hard to translate certain japanese dialogues in english. So please don’t take it too serious.
Anyway, I hope you guys all enjoyed the first episode so far!
And thanks for all the feedback about my animation work on it.
Here are the cuts that I animated for everyone who’s been messaging me: http://i.imgur.com/L9p5kUU.jpg
Words from a Space Dandy staffer on some dialogue changes between the English and Japanese script.
So Ben Kuchera of Penny Arcade Report just got hired on to do opinions for Polygon, and a good amount of people have bemoaned that he got picked up instead of [insert writer/critic here]. I understand this reaction! I disagree with him consistently (usually publicly on Twitter), and I’ve…
Probably the best breakdown on what I really do as a paid writer.
There’s a nihilistic streak in tech journalism that I just don’t see in other fields. Sports, movies, cars, wristwatches, cameras, food — writers who cover these fields tend to celebrate, to relish, the best their fields have to offer. Technology, on the other hand, seems to attract enthusiasts with no actual enthusiasm.
So true. I also think that many in the tech press, especially if they’ve been in the game a long time, simply get bored — or are almost forced to become cynical.
The technology industry is without question the best industry to cover right now, in my mind. But it’s harder to stand out when you state the truth: how amazing most (not all) things are. It’s much easier to stand out by saying the opposite, even if (and maybe especially if) it’s not actually true. If nothing else, contrarians tend to attract page views.
I believe this cynicism is also why so many in the tech press seem to burn out so quickly and seek work elsewhere. It’s hard to cover technology when you’re forcing yourself to hate it. You start hating yourself, I imagine.
Tonight’s soundtrack for late-night work.
It’s 1997, and in the back of a green five-subject spiral notebook are the words: “But suicides have a special language.” I cringe and laugh a little thinking about it now. Though my tenth grade universe had been gracious enough to grant me a gateway to Anne Sexton, I’d returned the favor…
An essay on the virtues of music as catharsis for depression.
Tonight’s soundtrack for late-night mischief