Booty, gay fanfics, and money.
Booty, gay fanfics, and money.
First confession: I prefer dubbed anime.
So like 80% of the other anime fans I’ve met think that dubs are the devil. Yeah, no. I disagree.
I understand that some things are lost in the original translation to the dubbed versions. I understand that sometimes some animes are censored so badly that subs are really the only way to get a gist of the original. Honestly, I do watch the subs after the dub to get a sense of what I may have missed, but I rarely enjoy doing it and sometimes I honestly prefer the changes or censorship.
The real reason I prefer dubs over subs, though, is that it’s easier for me to differentiate voices in English. I mean, in Japanese, I detect all of like five different voices:
No matter what anime, I can’t tell voices of the same category apart. This can get very difficult in an anime with like a dozen or so characters with just that kind of voice, such as in Sailor Moon. Call me a moron all you like, I just can’t do it. In the English dub you get accents or added gruffness or softness or chirpiness or something else that makes that character’s voice feel unique to me.
Then there’s also the fact that I find it easier to differentiate emotions in English dubs than in Japanese. Like in the subbed versions I can’t tell if their voice going softer means they’re sad or they’re whispering or both. If their voices goes higher and more angry, I can’t tell if it means they’re legit angry or just passionate about what they’re talking about. I can’t tell the difference and that bothers me.
"Oh but you’re white and you don’t speak Japanese so that’s your problem you dumbass." Yes, that could be part of the problem. But even in languages I really don’t understand, like French or Russian or even Greek, I can at least identify the emotions of who’s speaking. And that’s not even counting Spanish and German, which are two languages I also speak in full and in part, respectively. Sad to say, I don’t feel like learning Japanese to fully “grasp” anime. I just want a fun or sad or totally boss show to watch, and I want to watch it in a way I feel I can get the most out of the experience.
Hell, in some cases, people even add to the dubs. Look at Hetalia. I actually started that show with the subs instead of the dub. While the subs were funny, some of the jokes flew over my head and I never understood why characters who represent countries, of all things, didn’t have accents. Then the dub came out and I vowed to never watch the subbed version again. It became like the abridged version of the subbed Hetalia, with the same ideas and same visuals, but it was infinitely more hilarious to me and added tons of jokes the Japanese version didn’t have. It even added my personal preference to give the characters accents and (what I believe are) extremely funny and fitting voices.
This, at least, is my opinion. I won’t hate you if you prefer the subs of any anime, Hetalia or otherwise, but please understand why I prefer dubs.
Also, subs annoy me to read and if I switch to another tab while the dub is playing, at least I’ll still understand what they’re saying. Just, you know, for the record.
Listening to a girl moan and orgasm, has to be one of the hottest things I could ever hear.
Listening to a guy moan is also incredibly hot.
Hearing the microwave go off when it’s done cooking my pizza rolls is SO HOT.
I wish I hadn’t made this post
Howl and Torvald/Rudy are the first and third respectively. Not so sure who the middle guy is, though. Maybe Bolin? :P
me owning the kangaroos at the zoo
*Nikolai spitting out his vodka*
*Trish covering the “r” and laughing violently*
*Torvald holding a hand to his smiling face like “oh my”*
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
THIS POST MAKES ME SO SAD, I JUST WANT TO HUG ALL THE KITTIES ;-;
I volunteer with the SPCA and this it is so accurate. So many people only want a cute little kitten ones that aren’t “broken”. But in my experience sometimes the old “grumpy” looking cat is super friendly, just a tad shy.
GUYS I JUST REALIZED WHY PAPER BEATS ROCK OH MY GOD
PAPER SYMBOLIZES WORDS WHICH SYMBOLIZES BRAINS
AND ROCK SYMBOLIZES BRAWN.
BRAINS OVER BRAWN.
MIND OVER MATTER.
PAPER OVER ROCK.
You clever little shit.
then what the fuck does scissors mean
How about instead of LGBTA we use AGE (Allies, Gays, Everything else)? It’s much simpler and more representative of the group’s members.
OOOOHHHH SO REVOLUTIONARY
Hell, yeah. I could handle that.
My favorite was GOLBAT - Gay, Omni/pansexual, Lesbian, Bisexual, Asexual, Trans
Seriously there needs to be a better word for it than a bunch of letters because otherwise there’s always gonna be someone feeling excluded.
I actually agree with you. I’m actually pretty partial to GSRM - Gender/Sexual/Romantic Minorities. That covers just about everything.
I NEED THAT TO BE A THING