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WRISTCUT Translation

Postby HolyCow » Tue May 01, 2007 10:27 am

Although WRISTCUT is the 2nd chapter in the novel, it is chronologically the 1st chapter, since it reveals how Boku met Morino. It's a pretty short chapter, consisting of only 33 pages, but is one of the best stories in GOTH imo :)

ETA: 2 weeks from now (16th May)


Translation progress: 35%

And so they meet... For the first time 8)
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Postby HolyCow » Wed May 02, 2007 11:00 am

Translation at 45%

Things are starting to get interesting now...
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Postby Dan » Wed May 02, 2007 12:26 pm

Go HolyCow! Translate like you've never translated before! :x


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Postby Jumpyshoes » Wed May 02, 2007 4:15 pm

Dan wrote:Go HolyCow! Translate like you've never translated before!

Translate like you've never tranlated before . . . . .
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Postby the_naming_game » Thu May 03, 2007 12:58 am

I have a vague theory on why Otsuichi put "Goth" before "Wristcut"... basically I think it's about revealing different aspects of the relationship between Boku and Morino; "Goth" setting up an expectation and "Wristcut" trashing that expectation to an extent. Haven't read all the way through, so it's just a vague thought based partly on the novel, partly on the manga, though...
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Postby HolyCow » Thu May 03, 2007 1:54 am

I'm thinking more along the lines of this:

1- Otsuichi writes the 'GOTH' chapter as a stand-alone, one shot story.
2- GOTH is well received.
3- Otsuichi decides to turn GOTH into a short series.
4- GOTH decides to develope Boku and Morino in WRISTCUT

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Postby the_naming_game » Thu May 03, 2007 2:27 am

You know, I hadn't thought of the one-shot angle. Sometime when I'm not feeling so lazy, I'll translate that Otsuichi interview I showed you before, since the first question is about "暗黒系 GOTH", e.g. the first chapter of GOTH.

Okay, first question he says how he came to write GOTH, which is that he started with the idea of finding someone's notebook. Originally he was thinking of making it a heartwarming story, as in finding the notebook of an elderly person, but later on he threw out that idea and made it the notebook of a criminal, and thus a dark story.

I kind of glanced through a few of the other questions, and they seem more about the novel in general; I'm thinking now it might be best to read this kind of thing after finishing the novel.

... Actually, there are some interesting tidbits about Otsuichi over at the Japanese wikipedia as well, like him having a dark and a light side, writing stories in both veins, under two different publishers, and that in more recent works, those sides have come together.

("きみにしか聞こえない CALLING YOU" being the only "light" writing that comes to mind for me.)
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Postby HolyCow » Thu May 03, 2007 10:16 am

Wristcut up to 55%, and with that, Chapter 2 is done.

Now we move on to chapter 3, where the interesting bits officially begin... :)
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Postby Dan » Thu May 03, 2007 10:32 am

Yey~!

Does the story jump between the wristcutter and Boku?
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Postby HolyCow » Thu May 03, 2007 11:13 am

Yes, and it gets even more chaotic in chapter 4 :P
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Postby HolyCow » Wed May 09, 2007 7:49 pm

My bloody Internet totally crashed last night, leaving me without a connection to update Wristcut >.<

Current Translation at 65%

Boku's plan is put into action!
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Postby TheGiftedMonkey » Fri May 11, 2007 5:12 am

Chop chop! I'm starting to really dig Goth now, must read more! :twisted:
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Postby HolyCow » Fri May 11, 2007 7:36 pm

I just underwent a minor operation yesterday, and although I'm still able to type and post, I don't think I'll be in the mood to do so in the next few days. That and my Internet has been frequently crashing lately, I don't think I'll be translating anything this week.

I doubt I'll be able to complete it before the 16th of May (my ETA), but I promise I'll finish it up as soon as possible. To everyone who's expecting GOTH (WRISTCUT in Particular), I sincerely apologize for the delay.

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Postby Dan » Fri May 11, 2007 8:06 pm

A sex change is NOT a minor operation. :P



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Postby TheGiftedMonkey » Fri May 11, 2007 8:51 pm

Did you finally get your Moe fixed? Man it was stuck on goths for quite some time there. Glad to have you back. 8)
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