Suiseiseki’s constant desu-ing is the primary lasting artifact of the Rozen Maiden series (well, besides hot Suigintou porn). So the absence of “~desu” from the fansubs released thus far of Rozen Maiden is… troubling.
“~desu” is legitimate characterization …probably
Suiseiseki has a very noticeable verbal tic that is a significant part of her character — she says “desu” in almost every line. To not have it reflected in the subtitles is essentially the same as mistranslating every line she speaks.
Sure, you guys could localize her speech with any number of the verbal tics that are currently out there, or you could even come up with one on your own. But I think we all know that asking fansubbers to put thought into something is a lost cause. “~desu”, however, can be slapped onto any line whatsoever without a need for thought to be put into placement or sentence structure.
Right you are, Suiseiseki. Right you are.
It may be false nostalgia, but it’s my false nostalgia
Although I can’t find any actual evidence of fansubs including ~desu in their Rozen Maiden subs, I’m pretty sure it happened, making this appeal to tradition approximately effective.
Thus, by not including ~desu in your releases, you’re basically digging up George Washington’s grave and pissing on his body.
Suiseiki knows her stuff. Abuse of a corpse isn’t cool.
The series is so terrible, “~desu” is about the only thing that will keep me away from bringing the toaster with me for a bath
All right, you caught me. The reason I want ~desu in the subs is that Jun is such a whiny cunt that I need something to get me through the show.
Suigintou’s delicious face can only keep my blood flowing so long as she’s in the scene. And there are, unfortunately, times when she’s not.
Those times call for the high-class humor that can only be provided by seeing “~desu” in the subtitles.
I need this. Please help me.
Think it Over
Fansub groups, I implore you: consider adding desu to your subs. Because if you don’t, I’ll be sad.
But no, really. I will be. Don’t make me sad. :(