Fansub Review: [pem] Nekomonogatari (Episode 01)

D-Tier, Fansub Review — By on January 2, 2013 3:50 pm

This post was written by Dark_Sage. He is Dark_Sage.

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Not really sure why pem decided to label their release CatStory. Did they do it out of deference to Commie, knowing that everyone would be looking for Nekomonogatari instead? Or did they just refuse to think at all? Well whatever, I’ll leave the distro reviewing to fgg.

Special Note: pem released their v2, claiming they simply misplaced the original script. “Things go so much smoother when you use the right script.”//”hurr right .ass”

Yeah, they must have misplaced the original encode, the original fonts, and the original chapters too because those are all different. Normally I’d scrap my v1 review in favor of the v2, but I’m not keen on adding another two hours to my Neko review count. As far as I can tell, the only difference is that pem added kara to their v2, added in chapters (which are wrong), and spliced in a Pokemon commercial instead of the content they cut out of the ep.

 

Table of Contents

Release Information

Visual Quality

Script Quality

Results

Release Information

Episode details.

Release format: MKV (265 MB, 8-bit)

Japanesiness: No honorifics.

English style: American English.

Encoding details: http://pastebin.com/CZwGkyqk

Speed: Slow (>48 hours)

Note: This release didn’t have any chapters.

Note 2: They also completely cut out a minute of the show. That’s kind of… not good. I guess they saved that minute for episode 2. Stupid cutting choice, but whatever.

 

External links.

Group website: http://www.onezerotwo.net/

IRC channel: #(X’_____’)@irc.rizon.net

SubCompare screenshot comparisons: N/A

Commie’s fansub reviews: N/A

Distro reviews: http://sunnystinx.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/distro-review-pem-nekomonogatari-kuro-4/

 

Visual Review

Karaoke.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_03.27_[2013.01.01_14.33.44]

The opening was untranslated.

 

 

Typesetting.

If you really love typesetting, go ahead and click the spoiler button. Otherwise, I have included a selection of the typeset images that should suffice in terms of giving you a good picture of what pem did. Also note that their timing on typesets (and on the main script too) was off, generally by a frame but sometimes by more, so a lot of signs bled into the next lines and/or came in late.

Spoiler:

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.01_[2013.01.01_14.03.44] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.02_[2013.01.01_14.04.15] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.06_[2013.01.01_14.04.25] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.06_[2013.01.01_14.05.06] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.07_[2013.01.01_14.05.13] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.07_[2013.01.01_14.05.19] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.12_[2013.01.01_14.06.40] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.13_[2013.01.01_14.06.50] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.16_[2013.01.01_14.06.57] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.16_[2013.01.01_14.08.19] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.18_[2013.01.01_14.08.40] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.23_[2013.01.01_14.09.57] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.26_[2013.01.01_14.10.10] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.26_[2013.01.01_14.10.30] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.35_[2013.01.01_14.10.57] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.36_[2013.01.01_14.11.01] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.38_[2013.01.01_14.11.08] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.40_[2013.01.01_14.11.15] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.43_[2013.01.01_14.11.24] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.52_[2013.01.01_14.11.37] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.55_[2013.01.01_14.13.53] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.56_[2013.01.01_14.14.35] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.02_[2013.01.01_14.14.56] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.06_[2013.01.01_14.15.22] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.07_[2013.01.01_14.18.15] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.08_[2013.01.01_14.18.22] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.08_[2013.01.01_14.18.32] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.11_[2013.01.01_14.18.41] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.14_[2013.01.01_14.19.41] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.15_[2013.01.01_14.20.19] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.19_[2013.01.01_14.22.23] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.22_[2013.01.01_14.22.33] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.22_[2013.01.01_14.22.50] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.23_[2013.01.01_14.23.07] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.28_[2013.01.01_14.23.20] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.45_[2013.01.01_14.25.42] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.55_[2013.01.01_14.26.08] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.56_[2013.01.01_14.26.38] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.58_[2013.01.01_14.26.45] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_02.12_[2013.01.01_14.30.04] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_02.54_[2013.01.01_14.32.51] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_04.44_[2013.01.01_14.37.04] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_04.44_[2013.01.01_14.37.08] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_05.17_[2013.01.01_14.38.03] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_05.46_[2013.01.01_14.38.55] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.30_[2013.01.01_14.43.38] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.40_[2013.01.01_14.46.28] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.46_[2013.01.01_14.46.40] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.56_[2013.01.01_14.47.17] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.02_[2013.01.01_14.47.34] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.03_[2013.01.01_14.47.46] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.04_[2013.01.01_14.47.40] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.05_[2013.01.01_14.47.52] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2013.01.01_14.48.15] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.46_[2013.01.01_14.59.18] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_08.24_[2013.01.01_15.05.39] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_09.40_[2013.01.01_15.15.01] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_09.41_[2013.01.01_15.15.32] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_09.43_[2013.01.01_15.15.38] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_10.03_[2013.01.01_15.16.09] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_10.26_[2013.01.01_15.16.46] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_10.30_[2013.01.01_15.17.07] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_10.39_[2013.01.01_15.17.51] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_11.03_[2013.01.01_15.20.34] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_11.52_[2013.01.01_15.22.30] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_11.54_[2013.01.01_15.22.43] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_12.03_[2013.01.01_15.22.56] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_12.06_[2013.01.01_15.23.08] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_13.49_[2013.01.01_15.27.29] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_14.16_[2013.01.01_15.28.23] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_14.19_[2013.01.01_15.28.35] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_14.52_[2013.01.01_15.30.44] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_15.25_[2013.01.01_15.31.38] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_16.25_[2013.01.01_15.33.00] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_16.31_[2013.01.01_15.33.44] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_16.32_[2013.01.01_15.34.00] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_16.32_[2013.01.01_15.34.10] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_16.33_[2013.01.01_15.34.24] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_17.07_[2013.01.01_15.35.15] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_17.38_[2013.01.01_15.35.55] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_17.43_[2013.01.01_15.37.58] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_17.55_[2013.01.01_15.38.37] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_21.46_[2013.01.01_16.18.07] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_23.05_[2013.01.01_16.20.07] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_23.07_[2013.01.01_16.20.22] [pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_23.10_[2013.01.01_16.20.38]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.07_[2013.01.01_14.05.35]

Just one of the numerous bleeds in this release.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.10_[2013.01.01_14.06.24]

lol

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.23_[2013.01.01_14.09.36]

Not sure whether the typesetting or the encode is worse.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.00_[2013.01.01_14.14.47]

Decent enough.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.01_[2013.01.01_14.39.41]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_08.32_[2013.01.01_15.05.53]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_10.42_[2013.01.01_15.18.06]

More signs.

 

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_12.16_[2013.01.01_15.23.23]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.04_[2013.01.01_14.15.05]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_04.42_[2013.01.01_14.36.48]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.15_[2013.01.01_14.48.28]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_11.30_[2013.01.01_15.21.50]

There were quite a few signs that weren’t typeset in this release. This is a sampling.

Typesetters like to say it’s too difficult to do their jobs, but frankly I don’t give a shit about their incessant bitching.

You typeset one sign really well and then had five others that were left untouched? Great fucking job. What, you think I’m going to pause at that one scene, examine your sign carefully and reach enlightenment? No. I’m gonna pause the video, read what the sign says, and then move the fuck on. Yes, quantity > quality when it comes to typesetting. That’s reality.

 

 

Other.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_02.14_[2013.01.01_14.30.11]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_02.18_[2013.01.01_14.30.55]

pem has issues understanding the concept of line placement.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_04.33_[2013.01.01_14.36.00]

Sponsor screen.

 

 

Script Review

Karaoke.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_03.42_[2013.01.01_14.34.14]

The opening was untranslated.

 

 

Main Script.

Errors and Stupidities

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.03_[2013.01.01_14.04.05]

Across many lines, the typesets don’t match up with the script.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_00.19_[2013.01.01_14.08.47]

This line is untranslated.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_01.12_[2013.01.01_14.18.48]

The majority of this line is untranslated. Also, it would be “Big Bro Koyomi…”

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_02.30_[2013.01.01_14.31.30]

Oh pem, I’m afraid that’s not how English works.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.26_[2013.01.01_14.49.06]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.30_[2013.01.01_14.58.30]

Except there was no “part about her”. This reaction would make sense if Araragi were telling her about Hanakawa’s supple breasts, luscious hips, and captivating eyes, but he really only briefly mentioned her. The shock comes from Araragi’s stalking, if there even is shock beyond her reaction to the porn.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_08.14_[2013.01.01_15.00.22]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_08.15_[2013.01.01_15.00.03]

Ignoring the non-specific phrasing, there should be proper emphasis placed on the “is” since she’s countering his “right” with her “right”.

“But it is right.”

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_09.23_[2013.01.01_15.09.05]

Oh you.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_11.15_[2013.01.01_15.20.58]

Maybe I are not prefer that, pem.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_12.41_[2013.01.01_15.24.01]

am

If you really don’t understand why these words should be accented after I point them out, I doubt you ever will.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_13.06_[2013.01.01_15.25.34]

You keep going on and on with your, “I can’t buy porn! I can’t buy porn! I can’t buy porn!”

That’s how it would be phrased in English. Not sure which language you were attempting to channel here.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_13.17_[2013.01.01_15.26.02]

The majority of this line was untranslated.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_20.13_[2013.01.01_15.45.34]

Ratta-at-at.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_23.50_[2013.01.01_16.21.24]

Close, I’ll give you that.

 

 

Other Phrasing, Wordplay, and Language

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_02.40_[2013.01.01_14.32.31]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.20_[2013.01.01_14.40.07]

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_16.19_[2013.01.01_15.32.48]

Profanity in a release is fine, but it should never feel out of place. The first two lines hit that standard, but the third felt like it came out of nowhere. And while that can be played for effect, it needs to happen for a reason, and I didn’t feel like there was a reason to phrase the third line that way.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_05.14_[2013.01.01_14.37.52]

Well that was a poor attempt at wordplay. You can’t play “shock” off “shock”; that’s not clever. It’s just repeating the word.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_05.31_[2013.01.01_14.38.34]

I was quite happy to see this line. Most groups would easy mode it with a “It’s not like we’re going out yet.” line. And that wouldn’t be wrong, it just wouldn’t be smart. pem chose well.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_06.22_[2013.01.01_14.44.16]

This is perfect. You can just feel the icicles as you come upon the air-quoted “Bro”. It reflects her “kono Onii-chan” phrasing extremely well.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_22.45_[2013.01.01_16.19.25]

“chill” was another example of good word choice in the release. “cool” would have sufficed (and indeed, they used it later), but “chill” has a much stronger sense of meaning behind it.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.16_[2013.01.01_14.48.38]

“fap”? Really? Internet lingo is fine when it matches the character, but Araragi isn’t some net tard.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_07.26_[2013.01.01_14.49.06]

Phrasing like this is cute in small doses, but a serious pain when the group thinks they can shove in a lot of it at once. Luckily, pem plays it safe.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_24.27_[2013.01.01_16.22.14]

I don’t see the value in stylizing the repetition this way.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_09.41_[2013.01.01_15.15.13]

As opposed to “Maybe” (May-be). Far, far better than Commie’s shitty ‘Might have -> You have’ attempt at a translation. UTW-Mazui’s “Might have -> Say it out straight” was even worse.

This actually conveys the joke and wordplay the -gatari series is known for.

[pem] Catstory 001 - 003 [F12C65F0].mkv_snapshot_20.44_[2013.01.01_16.10.08]

This line is just one example of a recurring problem in the release — length matching. Generally, scripts make an attempt to match the translations to the original Japanese in terms of length and where the pauses occur. This allows the viewer to enjoy a smooth watch of the release, following along with the script and Japanese at the same time.

pem often fucks with this cadence with sentences that seem too short, too long, or that don’t match the Japanese phrasing (causing people to miss the line).

 

 

Results

Watchability: Watchable.

Visual grade: C-

Script grade: D

Overall grade: D+

I felt what I was reading was very stiff compared to the clever translations I saw in Crunchyroll’s Nisemonogatari. And that’s very unfortunate when it comes to a show like Nekomonogatari. Half of the fun is supposed to come from the script, so when a script is merely adequate for a regular show, it’s obvious it hasn’t lived up to -gatari standards.

Imprecise typesetting, missing translations, no karaoke… all these things are put together along with an unfortunately dull script with only occasional sparks of brilliance. Add in the episode’s epilogue being cut and I have a hard time recommending pem’s release for this show. It’s unfortunate, because a little polish would have gone a long way here (when you tear each script down to its foundations, I preferred pem’s to Commie’s, but Commie had the superior release of the two).
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37 Comments

Xythar says:

>Note 2: They also completely cut out a minute of the show. That’s kind of… not good.

It’ll probably be in the second episode they release. The show wasn’t broken up in any clear fashion on airing, so it ended up being up to the groups to decide where they wanted to draw the line.

Dark_Sage says:

Noted. UTW-Mazui had a good split in their chapters though. It doesn’t make sense to cut the episode off right there.

Dark_Sage says:

The Golden Week was, yes. But the Japanese says “Flashbacks follow”, yeah?

Progeusz says:

He’s right. Translating should have the highest priority when you are, uh, translating the show.

corocoro says:

> If you want your bandwidth raped, go ahead and click the spoiler button.

You realize that your spoiler button has no bearing on whether the images get loaded or not?

Dark_Sage says:

…Yes. I totally realized that… I’m just gonna go and edit it to make the joke that much more obvious. Ahahahaha. Dark_Sage so hilarious.

kayserlein says:

I may be blind, but where’s the (missing) typesetting in the pictures with Karen stripping?

Dark_Sage says:

There isn’t any. That’s what I call fanservice for the people dedicated enough to sift through 100 fucking screenshots to analyze typesetting quality.

Vance says:

I’m going to assume that UTW-Mazui’s releases are the ones to get for Neko. I doubt that this will be one of Commie’s better releases after considering your remark about preferring the foundations of pem’s script (ignoring all the hideous errors) compared to Commie’s.

Mosca says:

Agreed.

Nollog says:

hey fag, what should I watch from last season?
;D

Nollog says:

they all looks shit, anything good?

Dark_Sage says:

Other than those, no. Maybe JoJo.

Nollog says:

Chuunibyou Shitai, Shinsekai Yori and Psycho Pass
Have I made a terrible mistake?!

Dark_Sage says:

Good calls.

Actar says:

“Not really sure why pem decided to label their release CatStory.”

I would assume it’s a response to the vilifying and
demonizing of anyone who likes/embraces the Japanese in Japanese popular culture (go figure).

herkz says:

so people searching for the show would never find it

i assume anyway, since the first episode barely got any downloads

Actar says:

If I were a douche bag troll, I’d probably say something along the lines of:

“LOL, only dem weaboo, wapanese Japanophiles will search for Nekomonogatari. Also, how will people who don’t know nihongonese know what the fuck Nekomonogatari means? People get pissed off when they have to look up google and shit, that will only take up less than 2 seconds of their lives, to figure this shit out, so we did them a favor.”

Since I’m not, however, I’ll just shake my head and wonder what this world is coming to as I watch more of my kawaii-sugoi-uguu-desu Chinese cartoons.

Xythar says:

You sure are inventing an awfully elaborate scenario that only exists inside your head.

Actar says:

Believe me, I honestly wish that people like this only existed in my imagination. (^.^)

J says:

I don’t know why, but every time I hover over an image it moves down by a few millimeters. It’s hurting me mentally and I need to hover over them all or I won’t be satisfied.

Please fix this.

Dark_Sage says:

I’m afraid I don’t know how.

May I suggest hiring a butler to scroll over the images for you? It won’t really solve anything, but at least you’ll have a butler.

bluesun says:

It’s likely due to this in custom.css.
There’s a border when images aren’t hovered over, and there isn’t when an image is hovered over.

.post a, .article p a {
border-bottom: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
color: #000000;
font-weight: 700;
}
.post a:hover, .article p a:hover {
border: medium none;
text-decoration: none;
}

Alexander says:

So are pem just Nutbladder under a different name? What’s the deal with that?

Dark_Sage says:

Lots of groups do the split-off thing. For example, Nyantaku is a branch of Evetaku. Chibiki is a branch of UTW. And Commie is a branch of gg.

As for the specific reason behind this naming decision, you’d have to ask the people in charge. I can ask instead if you’d rather not get on IRC or Twitter, but I imagine it has something to do with only specific members being involved in this release, or it might just be a throwback to their Bakemonogatari releases which were under the pem name.

Alexander says:

That’s what I thought. Thank you.

Alexander says:

Thank you.

P32L says:

>Goddamn
>profanity
You precious Americans.

FalseDawn says:

Yeah, I wondered about that too. I use that word in particular pretty much every other sentence just for emphasis.

P32L says:

Pretty sure it’s “familie” in more languages than just German. Translating away from English still completely defeats the purpose of English subtitles, though.

P32L says:

In fact not even in German, so your point is moot (I still stand my mine, though).

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