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IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd hate to ask but, could you help me translate a Japanese manga?I'v
I've tried the forums but no one has offered... XD I can give you the link to the manga if your interested?
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ValentineRain Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Hi there!

I'm sorry, but I don't think I'm the right person for that job! I have some experience speaking Japanese, but nowhere near enough in reading it to help you to accurately translate anything.
Seriously; my kanji recognition is so terrible that it'd take me 20 minutes to plow through a single news article, and that's with the constant attention from good ol' Jim Breen!

I'm also a full-time student, so I don't really have the time to take on that kind of a project for funsies.
(And, most of my classmates consider this a form of blasphemy, but I've actually never really enjoyed manga all that much. I'm more of a game person.)

Now, I can see from your profile that you have at least a passing interest in learning the language, too. If you're having difficulty nabbing someone from the community, this would be a great opportunity to learn Japanese, yourself! You might consider picking up a copy of Genki Integrated Coursebook; it's the same textbook that my university (and many others) use in their language courses, and since you're in the off-season right now (middle of the semester) you can pick up a used copy on the cheap! I saw a few for as little as ten bucks, which, compared to what I had to pay for mine, is a steal. You won't get a great deal of kanji out of that one (there's another book in the series for that), but it'll give you some of the the foundational grammar to start peeling those manga apart!

Sorry I couldn't have been of more help, directly. I wish you luck with your project!

And, on a side note, if I haven't scared you off already; just wondering, how'd you get here? I haven't been active on the forums here on dA in about three years, and my Japanese was (if you can believe it) even worse back then, so I'm very confused as to who could have possibly pointed you in my direction.

In any case, cheers!
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IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! Thank you for the links! I have Japanese books but most of them are for every day conversations like talking on the phone ordering stuff online, going to the Library etc.
They are really helpful and they actually include pictures of the situations so you won't have to imagine so much. I also have a picture dictionary with all the words and writings. I just gotta study more with the language. Either that I can save up for Rosetta Stone.  ^_^
Btw, I did find someone who's willing to translate the Ronin Warriors manga. Took her a little while to reply but she said she's willing to do it for fun it'll take awhile but I don't mind I'm patient enough.
Want me to link you or email you when the manga is done?...
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transient-daughter Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Writer
You should really write something soon. Maybe involving one or more of the characters from the LMS Horror. It might make me smile.
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ValentineRain Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Actually, I have quite a bit of literature sitting 'round the old drives.
I'm just lazy, and I also thought I'd try my hand at pushing them through a couple of magazines.
Nobody's going to be interested if I post them here first, is all, so it's taking a while.
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transient-daughter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Writer
I would be interested.
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Bounce-the-Webcomic Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the :+devwatch:!
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ValentineRain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
You bet! Looking forward to seeing some more submissions from you :heart:
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agramuglia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you again for the really thorough comment. Just sent me a note if you ever need a similar favor. I'm more than willing to reciprocate...so long as I don't need to sell my body to a foreign country.
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ValentineRain Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
You're very welcome! It's purely selfish, I assure you. I won't pretend I don't enjoy doing it.
Oh, god, double negative. Kill me.

What kind of favor would ever require that? :ohnoes:
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agramuglia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol, well, at least we both like this process. Now I feel less bad about forcing you into it...heeheehee... >=D

Okay, so I suppose I can cross off male prostitution right here...
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Bearclaw2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
i gave you a llama badge so you could have albino llamas!!!
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ValentineRain Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Oh, that's very nice of you!
Thanks! :heart:
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Bearclaw2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
your welcome
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kmnfive Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
make bread, not bombs
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