Post by Shrikeswind on Jun 4, 2010 21:04:29 GMT -5
I was beginning to wonder. I'll try and regain our heading on this ship and post based on Mario and furthermore add a crossover fan-fic idea, since everyone seems to like that idea, too.
Yeah, with Mario, silence is supposedly golden, as says Fryguy, but fanfics have a very unfortunate tendency to require text in order to get a point across, as such, you literally have to impose some speech onto characters, which can end up either unnoticeable (your goal,) or, well, CDi. And it's especially tricky in stories with multiple languages, something you seriously MUST understand with Mario. Why's that, you ask? Two words: Donkey Kong. Big ape doesn't speak English. Every time he or any Kong has any face time with a non-Kong, non-Kremling character, all you hear is monkey screeches. Between Kongs, you'll see human speech, but as soon as a human comes in, it's just a pack of apes screaming at each other. So you have to figure out a way to make it clear that this language barrier exists. There's a similar problem with the Yoshis (with one exception,) but you have the fortune of that exception being a viable translator. For simplicity's sake it's best to not repeat and instead simply imply that Yoshi said to Mario what was said by the character. With Donkey Kong, all text must be understood to mean "A Kong is speaking, so only a Kong would understand, but you, the reader, are allowed to understand as well."
After you met with Donkey Kong and he ooks about Bowser Jr. you seem to know what the deal is and get to work. Dixie tells your heroes about the three stone tablets, like she expects you to know what she is saying.
The starving dinosaur lumbered as he looked for his friends. "Yoshi Yoshi? (I wonder where they could be?)" he mumbled dragging his legs through the desert.
"Ook eek ook! (There's no way they're gonna stay in my cabin!)" Cranky snarled at Toadsworth. "Well I never! You're in the presence of a Princess!" the old Toad snapped back at him. Cranky rolled his eyes and walked back into his home. "Ook ook eek... (On this island none of that matters...)" Cranky said with his back turned.
Post by Shrikeswind on Jun 11, 2010 23:52:07 GMT -5
Parentheses work when you have a speech bubble, but in plain text it's a bit of an eye-sore. It's more common to have italics representing a second language, and as Shad mentions, some Yoshis do speak English. However, some Yoshis don't speak English, so communication with them would be reliant on a Yoshi that does, and so translation is again required. I'd go for alternate fonts, for example...
The starving dinosaur lumbered as he looked for his friends. "I wonder where they could be?" he mumbled dragging his legs through the desert.
"There's no way they're gonna stay in my cabin!" Cranky snarled at Toadsworth. "Well I never! You're in the presence of a Princess!" the old Toad snapped back at him. Cranky rolled his eyes and walked back into his home. "Not on this island she ain't." Cranky said with his back turned.
(To use your examples, but adding personal flair to Cranky.)
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nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
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Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
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