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Inside out

Friday, August 11th, 2017

So achievements this week were posting a new (long) vlog, thanks to those who've watched it, I liked the style even though it ended up being longer than it probably could have been but whatever; and submitting all 7 pictures for the 20th round of the Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt (deadline in less than 24h as I type). There are some shots in there I'm pretty chuffed with, can't wait for you guys to see them.

School's back next week up here in Scotland, hope everyone enjoy the weekend.

For +FloralFriday curated by +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +Tamara Pruessner

#floralfriday #floralphotography #flowers #flowerphotography

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This Thor – Ragnarok Japanese poster puzzles me

Friday, August 11th, 2017

I'm gonna talk a bit about Japanese, hence why this isn't in the Marvel collection (though it would be were we able to post in multiple collections).

It puzzles me because the title in Katakana says Mighty Thor – Battle Royale. Now the fact that it doesn't mention Ragnarok as a word isn't the issue here, what got me confused is how they've transcribed "Thor"

In Romaji the transcription of the Katakana "マイティ。ソー バトルロイヤル" is "Maiti Sô – Batoru Roiyaru". I would have expected it to be "マイティ。トール バトルロイヤル", "Maiti Tooru – Batoru Roiyaru". The reason for that is that I have seen "Thor" transcribed as "トール" in other contexts yet looking at past posters of Thor and Thor The Dark World they both transcribe it as "マイティ。ソー".

Linguistically there is no "th" sound in Japanese so the transcriber has to make a choice between a hard [T] sound or a soft [S] sound. To me the switch to the harder sound is more consistent with how "Thor" is pronounced in languages which also don't have a "th" sound which makes me wonder if there was another reason behind the decision to transcribe it this way.

Answers on rice paper :p

This Thor – Ragnarok Japanese poster puzzles me

I’m gonna talk a bit about Japanese, hence why this isn’t in the Marvel collection (though it would be were we able to post in multiple collections).

It puzzles me because the title in Katakana says Mighty Thor – Battle Royale. Now the fact that it doesn’t mention Ragnarok as a word isn’t the issue here, what got me confused is how they’ve transcribed “Thor”

In Romaji the transcription of the

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Watch a short trailer for Earth Children Are Weird, an upcoming +The X-Files​ children…

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Watch a short trailer for Earth Children Are Weird, an upcoming +The X-Files​ children book

I know it seems odd to make an X-Files kids book given the source material is often more suited to more mature audiences (and Mulder and Scully never knew eachother as kids) but it's a sneaky way to get your kids curious about the show and hopefully turn them into fans in the long term.

The book comes out on 15 August. You can pre-order it here (UK link) -> http://amzn.to/2uMrpbZ

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See the Trailer for ‘The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird’
The new picture book, following Dana Scully and Fox Mulder as kids, is out Aug. 15

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