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SPAMBOX / Re: What Music Are You Listening To?
« Last post by Lemuel on May 27, 2017, 07 AM »
i quite like this anime mix.

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General Discussion / No One Expects The Eurovision Contestants!
« Last post by Anon on May 13, 2017, 04 AM »
Eurovision is back!

This year the contest takes place in Kiev after Ukrainie's JAmala won with "Genocide by Russia", a song that neither the viewers nor the juries thought was the best, but both thought was pretty good. It's seriously cool, go check it out.

Runner up was Australia's Dami Im with "Barbie Girl". This one is far less cool, so you can totally skip it.

For some reason Sweden got a decent result with a fifth place, even though we sent a very boring song. Don't look it up.

But that's enough of a history lesson, who are competing for the top spot this year?

A minor disclaimer: it's much harder to predict the field this time than two years ago, as there's no star entry like Mums Måns.

Just like always we have a quite diverse (and strange) field of contestants.

Of the Big Five (France, Spain, Italy, Germany and UK) I only give UK's Lucie Jones with the ballad "Firestorm", I think she'll reach top 13, highest of the Big Five. Betting services Italy as a top contestant but I think they sent a crappy contestant and it's going to show in the results.

A fun entry is Belarus's Naviband with "Is this country? I think this is country". I'm honestly surprised to find them in the finals but it's a fun entry. It's not a winner, but possibly top 10.

Armenia's Artsvik with "Creepy and Flames" might do rather well, since it's creepy in the right way. Top 8 I say!

Moldova gets a honorary mention for sending Epic Sax Guy again. This time they're sending The Sunstroke Project with "Might I sleep with your daughter m'lady (tips fedora)". Yeah, it's awful, I  call Bottom Six on it.

The next interesting entry is Cyprus who're sending Hovig with "One Leg" It's not a winner, but it might do well enough for Top 8 which would be a very good result for Cyprus.

The next contestant isn't good, but it's definitely very fun: Romania sending Ilinca ft. Alex Florea with the song "Unintelligible" this one is going to end up somewhere between place 10 and 20. It's good to have something strange near the end to wake up all those who've fallen asleep by now.

Next we have Ukraine, the host, who despite hosting is participating with a decent entry. They're sending O.Torvald with "Laser Eyes". It's ending up in top 13, which is rather good for a hosting nation.

The last interesting entry is Sweden's Robin Bengtsson with "I Can't Stop" which I initially believed to be unable would be unable to reach the finals. However, after watching the rest of the entries then I do understand why the bets are placing him in the top. There really is nothing better in the contest.

The contest starts in 8 hours and 18 minutes from now.
Be There or be Not Fabulous!
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Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« Last post by Merlock on April 17, 2016, 02 PM »
Dag nabbit, if I'd had known people were still reading I would have stepped up my game!

No promises, but, well... I'll try, lol. (I'd like to move more towards translating novels, but eh... Manga is also okie doke)

Nice, nice!! I sent you a PM!  :cuteface:
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Welcome! / Re: Hey thereee!
« Last post by Merlock on April 17, 2016, 02 PM »
Hello, Justafan!

Glad to meet you!

I'm glad to see that you arrived precisely when the site is updated with VERY GOOD NEWS!!

Maybe your arrival is a lucky charm to us!!

Cheers! :cuteface:
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Welcome! / Re: Hey thereee!
« Last post by Kaori on April 08, 2016, 10 PM »
One month later... Late reply is LATE! And 'ello thar  :numnumgiri:
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Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« Last post by Rebmastu on April 05, 2016, 08 PM »
Dag nabbit, if I'd had known people were still reading I would have stepped up my game!

No promises, but, well... I'll try, lol. (I'd like to move more towards translating novels, but eh... Manga is also okie doke)
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Apply for QC position / Re: I hope I'll pass the test!
« Last post by Justafan on March 02, 2016, 02 PM »
I tried making the mistakes bold but apparently that didn't work
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Apply for QC position / I hope I'll pass the test!
« Last post by Justafan on March 02, 2016, 11 AM »
I'll be pointing out the mistakes like this: =’’= if that’s ok!

Test #1, typeset comic page
Difficulty: Moderate

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Instructions
Check over the page for typos, as well as consistency and grammatical errors.
Make note of awkward-sounding passages and rephrase them if possible.

I don't know how to say where the tekst balloons are located but I'll just point out any errors and type out the full sentence with it

There's no reason why we shouldn't be able to =no just= look at this like just another one of our adventures and =no not= have some fun with...

fun? this is fun?! all =of= our armor ---- has been totally swept off (I guess it's okay to use sweeping off if it's has like been swept off by water or something into the ocean?)

like I'm trying to tell you, though= I think it sounds better without the though= , we really were looking for our stuff

i-it was their---= to get a rise out of me by insulting me!= they got what =they deserve= ---
All =of this happened= because a certain =moron= decided it would be a good idea to blow= up= the ship we were hunting pirates on to =smithereens!=
 In that balloon with ocean scenery, I’d only say scenery but i guess that’s not for me to decide
Yeah right. No waves on your = horizon=  that’s for sure (this sentence kinda sounds strange to me.. but unfortunately I don’t know how to make it sound good since it might be a proverb I that don’t know of)

Test #2, written passage
Difficulty: TEDIOUS AS ALL GET-OUT
Source: Slayers: Lina and the Magic Swords-Chimera novel, excerpt from chapter 1.(Tsubasa bunko)
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Slayers (Tsubasa Bunko) Volume 1
Lina and the Magic Chimera Swordsman

Excerpt from Chapter 1
"The gifted beautiful sorceress. Her name: Lina Inverse."
=“The beautiful and gifted sorceress, her name is Lina Inverse” (or “, Lina Inverse.”)=
"Fireball!"
KA-BOOM!
The flame spell I released from my fingers =dashed =towards= its =destination, =it blasted= a swarm of bandits standing before me and the =villains= sky-high. At the behest of a local =villages= mayor, =whom =had= recently =been assaulted by the band of =thieves, = I’ve= tracked down their hidden lair, situated deep in the mountains= and enveloped by= centuries-old =rock=.
Simply finding the villain's lair =in= itself would =be= a matter of sheer =luck= for any NORMAL person.... So it's a good thing I'm not= your =average, run-=off=-the-mill girl, and "impossible" doesn't exist in my vocabulary! After all, my name just so happens to be Lina - Lina Inverse! I'm sure you've heard of me before, since I'm a pretty famous sorceress,= if I may say so myself= - I'm a =genius =in my own right, =and I’m cute to boot!= For someone so talented, such as myself,= to compare =hunting down =the thieves’ hideout=  to walking in the park is giving it way more credit than it actually deserves.
"Oh~hohohoho!"
KA-BLAM!
"Hah! Bandit scum! =You’ve got= some nerve trying to defy ME, the almighty Naga, the White Serpant!"
Crackle!
"You're 8 quadrillion years ahead of =your= time!" (This depends on the japanese so I wasn’t sure if I’d need to change ahead of to past)     
Incidentally, the black-haired girl standing by my side =was hurdling blasts of attack magic towards= Naga, the White Serpant. If you= take a look =at her pitch-black mantle and dark clothes, not to mention the skull =pendant= hanging around her neck, you'd probably be hard pressed not to see her as anything more than an evil sorceress... But in reality, she's the sort of person who enjoys making= enemies of the people around her,= and bringing dispair upon her allies. In short, she's nothing more than an exceptional=/or a total (depends on translation)= idiot.

Now, as for why such a gifted sorceress such as myself joined forces to fight alongside such an =intense(I don’t really get the picture here but I guess this is better?)=-loving blockhead....Ugh. I guess= it’s just the way things have turned out. =After all, no matter where my travels take me, =Naga is always ready =to chase right after me! Seriously, how am I supposed to do anything about that?

"How rude! I'm not =chasing you= at all! The only reason why I'm spending all of my time traveling with YOU is because I plan to strike at your weak spot when =you’re =least expecting it, and when that time comes, I, the almighty Naga, the White Serpent, shall assume the throne of the= worlds =most beautiful, gifted sorceress! Oh~ ho ho ho ho ho!" Naga cut me off in mid-thought, almost as though she could read my mind, and laughed= obnoxiously. =
......Wait, wait, she's totally convinced herself to do= it too=! Oh, wow, that's just low.

But, in any case, that's all beside the point. Back to the present, the lair we had infiltrated= originally =hid about 100 bandits, but thanks =to Naga’s and my sneak =attack, we rendered the vast majority of them unconscious, in one blow. =While doing= a quick head-count over the fallen bandits' surviving comrades, I figured =that =all we had to take care of now was about sixteen or seventeen stragglers, give or take. (I have no idea what is meant by give or take but i’m guessing that it’s jut some kind of proverb that I don’t have to correct)
Turning to Naga, I yelled, "Let's finish off the rest of these guys already and claim their treasure!" Uh, but before we go any further, I'd like to state =off= the record that we didn't accept this job JUST because we were after the bandit’s hidden treasure, or anything like that, but there's nothing wrong with giving ourselves a =tiiiiiny-tiny= reward for doing a good =deed=, right? Right.

"I hear you!" Naga= affirmatively called out=, and we both began to =cast= spells powerful enough to wipe out the rest of the bandits =at= one fell swoop – Naga= was= preparing a "Freeze Arrow" spell, and I began to cast a "Mega Brand," when suddenly....

"Hold it right there!"

A tall, blond man, the source of the cry, I thought, appeared out of nowhere and leapt between us and the bandits. By the looks of him, I figured he was a wandering swordsman, maybe somewhere around 18 years old? He was probably thinking =that= we were being assaulted by= bandits (sounds better)= and decided to come to our "rescue."

"That's as far as you go," the blond swordsman proclaimed as he strode =over and stood= before Naga and I, facing the bandits as he drew his sword. "Now =put= your tails between your legs and run home, you dirty= thieves=, and I'll spare your lives!"

....Uh.

Sorry, pal, but you totally just wasted a =badass= entrance.


Instructions
Same as above. Look over the passage for spelling and grammatical errors, rephrase awkward sentences, etc.


okay sooo that's that :)
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Welcome! / Hey thereee!
« Last post by Justafan on March 01, 2016, 11 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm new here~

I was drawn here by a certain manga but unfortunately that manga was dropped... so I'm staying here hoping for the manga to be picked up again in the future..

All that aside,

I've registered here because I'm wanting to become a proofreader because my English is pretty good!

So I'll be doing the test soon..

I hope that I'll have fun proofreading random texts!

I'll be happy to work with y'all!
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Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« Last post by Justafan on March 01, 2016, 11 PM »
Bonjour!

I'm new here tooo~ :]
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