[English translation] Dies irae — Ren vs. Reinhard — Res novae: Also sprach Zarathustra

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Anyway, this is the scene leading up to the final battle in the last chapter of Marie’s route, with incantations by both Ren and Reinhard. And you know, these incantations are not easy to translate… T_T But it’s been a while (three months?) since I worked on anything Dies-related so I figured why not, moar translation practice. I haven’t finished reading the route yet, in fact the place where this translation ends is exactly where I am in the game right now.

Note: When a word is separated with *, it means that both apply, but one was written above the other as furigana in the original Japanese script.

Note 2: I used William Josiah Irons‘ translation of Dies Irae for Reinhard’s chant.

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My history with visual novels

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You can also check out: my history with JRPGs

This is a post I was gonna do sooner or later but kept postponing and postponing it until… well, until Kai from Deluscar was kind enough to remind me of it. So I guess this is as good a time as any to write about this. And by “this”, I mean how I got started with visual novels, what I thought of them, what sparked that initial fire in me, and so on. Some of this information is already out there in the wild, scattered on Twitter, Reddit and buried somewhere in the depths of certain forums, but I figured it would be nice to have it all in one place.

In other words, story time! Please bear with me as I reminisce about the last 10 years of my life. Like some old man.

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[Review] Phenomeno – Mitsurugi Yoishi wa Kowagaranai

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http://vndb.org/v10526

JP title: フェノメノ 美鶴木夜石は怖がらない

A very short horror/mystery story by Nitro+ about spooky ghosts and denpa girls and delicious illustrations by Namaniku ATK of Muramasa fame. Oh and Yoshitoshi ABe as well. It’s also been fan translated to English, so holy shit I’m finally writing about a game that more than 10 people might have read! Anyway, I don’t expect this review to be very long since the VN itself is extremely short (around 2 hours). I’m sure you’re all still traumatized by the tl;dr Sigma Harmonics review so I’ll (try to) keep it short!

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