A while back, Japanese fans got a chance to ask ToroToro questions. It was hosted on TheInterviews.jp, a platform for this sort of thing. It's all in Japanese, but I think it may be worthwhile to translate the whole thing. Anyone up to it?
Original Interview here: http://theinterviews.jp/torotoro_monRead more >
I just learned that I can go back to places I completed. It unlocks a lot of new dialog! While most of you, no doubt, have figured this out long before me. In any case, one of my favorite things is learning more about this strange and fetishistic setting.
God, that Goblin Girl is quick on her feet!Read more >
No, this isn't a complaint about Wikia's photo policy. This isn't even a particular well thought out piece. Call it the byproduct of grinding gears, the shower of sparks hopefully igniting change. One of the most annoying about this game doesn't have anything to do with the game. It's Japanese law: those goddamn pixels. It's not primarily that I want to see the nudie pics (that is a reason...). Its that nothing angers me than for a an artist to compromise themselves, esp. if by law.
Please don't give me the whole "difference in culture" thing, or (even worse) defend the practice. The former is bullshit, as I am sure many in Japan would agree with me-the artist included. The latter would make you either a hypocrite or a Puritan-and the diffe…Read more >
Translation is as much art as science. It remains so, and probably always will, even after all the advances in linguistics. Even as machine translators continue to improve, so far none have managed to best the work of a human being well-versed in the given language and the culture that originated it. Even between Western languages, primarily Latin-based with a little Ancient Greek, there exist certain ambiguities and peculiarities that bedevil even the most sophisticated programs. For instance, German possesses many words that simply do not have an English equivalent. Weltanschauung may directly translate to 'worldview', it is more accurate phrase it as 'comprehensive worldview'. But to convey whole meaning of this single word requires a wh…Read more >