How many more disqualifications will we get this season? I’m so excited to see what those people who consider themselves my peers can manage.
Yep, all scripts were “edited” by Commie’s head editor: herkz.
Wasted time, give me content, D_S
Aight, put the gun down.
In case you were wondering, yes, fansubbers are incredibly proud of “their” scripts they release like the ones in this post. Here’s a great explanation from one of them (you may know the author as the guy who was responsible for this fantastic release):
For those of you starting to think he might have a point, dash those thoughts on the rocks he should dive headfirst into. “Minimalist editing” is not a new concept to fansubbing. In fact, it was the dominant method of editing prior to when I started actively subbing in the scene. And it died out for a reason.
The “minimalist” logic goes, “since editors don’t know Japanese, they should not touch translated scripts beyond fixing grammatical and spelling errors and formatting a few things”. And that works just fine if you assume the translator is a savant who did 30 passes on the script and made the most godly release ever that cannot be improved by anyone else.
Know any translators like that? No? Then I guess editors are needed. Otherwise you get lines like,
that are justified by “Well, it sorta makes some sense and the translator clearly thought it was good, so me changing the line would be ruining the glorious Japanese and destroying the experience for anyone watching the show.”
It’s hero worship predicated on… nothing, and perpetuated by the slothful and useless who have to come up with some excuse for not doing anything. And it results in poor quality releases, or in the cases where a group just copies Crunchyroll scripts… absolutely nothing to differentiate them meaningfully from the original version.
An open note to collectr, herkz, brainchild, and other low-tiers:
If you’re disinclined to fix a script, it’s not that the script is good, it’s that you’re incompetent and lazy. And, really, if you only spend ten minutes on a script, why the fuck would you expect a viewer to spend 25 minutes watching your version, let alone me spending a few hours reviewing it?
Stop being such entitled little shits and do something valuable with the minds your special ed classes molded or do the more convenient thing and kill yourselves. My vote’s for the latter.