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March 30th, 2007 (02:10 am)

GH spoiler translation, but I happened to read this section and couldn't help laughing. ^^; If you don't know the final spoilers for GH (which you won't if you're only following the anime) proceed to the cut at your own risk. This deals a bit with Naru's family (attitude towards family?) if you will... ^^; S=Masako; M=Mai

(From Akumu ga Sumu Ie--White Heart Books)

Naru: "After going through all that difficulty to find his body, not only couldn't you distinguish his features, he was so badly decomposed that he was little more than a waxy mummy. Not only couldn't the body be used to determine the cause of death, it was unusable for certain special examination either. And on top of that, an autopsy was impossible."

Hirota grit his teeth.

N: "Wasn't the Japanese law enforcement supposed to be the best in the world? At least if the missing persons report were immediately accepted and his body found quickly, an autopsy could've been done!"

"Now, now," Takigawa cut in between the two.

T: "There's no point saying that now, right? If you had an autopsy done and discovered the cause of death, then what? It's not like you're likely to get any strong leads to discover who'd......"

N: "That's not what I'm talking about!"

Takigawa swallowed the words he was about to say when he was glared at so murderously.

T: "O-okay......"

N: "Gene was a genuine psychic. What part about him saw spirits? What part of him could hear them? If a thorough autopsy were done, it might've been possible to find a clue about it. And these guys completely destroyed that one and only chance!"

Everyone there could only think that this was what it meant to be struck speechless.

"Umm......" Takigawa scratched his head. He looked awkwardly at the doorway. "I think I'll go look in on Lin-san and see how he's doing."

He was all too aware that he wasn't being very natural, but he couldn't think of anything else to say, so it couldn't be helped.

"Back to work, back to work..." Mai said following Bou-san with a fake smile on her face. And Masako followed her.

T: "You're right."

S: "Me too."

The three of them hurriedly left the room as though to escape and went down the hall towards the base.

"......What did you think... of that?" Mai asked the other two quietly.

(T:) An amazed voice replied, "In other words, he's that--a mad scientist."

S: "......From the bottom of my heart, I'm very glad that I'm not part of Naru's family."

T: "I feel the same way......"

M: "Me too."

Any way they looked at it, it wasn't very pleasant to think of family watching vigilantly for their chance to dissect them.

Coming all the way to Japan to search for his brother who'd disappeared. Opening an office, nominally working and searching various places throughout the country and finally finding the body after 1.5 years. Here they'd been impressed that he'd felt so strongly about his family to go to that extent.

T: "--Hey? If by chance we were to collapse and end up dying on a case, what do you think he'd do?"

M: "He'd do it, wouldn't he?"

T: "He'd probably do it......"

S: "I think so......"

The three of them sighed.

S: "The one place I don't want to die is in front of Naru."

M: "Likewise."

T: "Me too."

I agree with the others. I'm very happy I'm not related to Naru. ^^; (Not to mention not being psychic helps.) :P

I still have to write up the scene about Yasuhara-san and tea. :P


Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 08:51 am (UTC)

Naru and Mayuri Kurostuchi would have so *much* to talk about!

Let's hope they never meet.

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)

oy...that totally changes my image of Nary just slightly...

Nice post tho ^^ GH novel spoilers are always fun

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:49 pm (UTC)

^^;; It's rare to see Naru in such form for all that he is a mad scientist and idiot... ^o^

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)

watched 25 no questions answered have you heard about a season 2?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)

Nope. Sadly, there's presumably nothing about an S2 for GH. >.>

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)

I LOVE IT! That's so funny. No wonder Gene called Noll an idiot scientist at the end of the Evil Spirits novels. I think it adds a wonderful dimension to his personality. A wonderfully warped dimension. :D

Thank you for the write up! I still want to read about Yasuhara and the tea.

And maybe could you glance at draft five of the essay? Hopefully I'll need to post it in a few days because the sub will be out. :D I think I've got the draft mostly settled now thanks to your changes although I'm still not sure I got the section on how Lin ended up going to Japan correct.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Yup. ^^;;

I'll take a look at it shortly... after I make some tea. >.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
GH - Nevermind

Y'know, I start to try to actually like Naru, and then he goes and does something like this. *shakes head*

TEA! *pleeeeze face*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)

*laughs* He's a silly one all right. ^^;; BTW, fair warning, what you got out to me yesterday will hopefully be bouncing back to you some time today. :P (I had to laugh at some of those "ewwww"'s. ^^;;)

Tea, please! (in a different sense). It's too early to be up; especially without any caffeine made yet. >.<;

I'll try writing that one up today/night. ^o^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
loveinateapot (feathered - obsessiveicon

Okay, then I'll continue with timing and do all 3 at once. Yeah, this is extra creepy without the visual - I have a vivid imagination. O_o

*pours tea*

Shall I traumatise you with the fact that I've got up, got dressed, gone to work, and returned home already? If not for the fact that I haven't e-mailed the notes yet, I'd be completely done for the day.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)

*blink* *blink!* Almost done for the day?! *envy* *envy* *envy* Oh, wait. Was today one of those horrific 6AM days?

*poke* *poke* screencaps? *pleads* *pokes*

Tea! ^o^

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
Kokumono - Your servant

Well, done the work I have to do to keep the cats in the style to which they're accustomed. The rest of the day is for real work (subbing, knitting, tea…, and now screencaps).

Can you give me a 'cap wish list? Or some guidelines? Otherwise, you'll get the whole darned thing frame by frame. But it'll take a while and be huge.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)

^^; Thanks.

Eep! I definitely don't want the whole thing frame by frame. ^^; I don't have that sort of space on the system for one thing. ^^;; Some things I know I need:

- Urado's eyes (close / more distant)
- equipment (set up or a mountain of it)
- windows
- mirrors that look like they could be windows
- any full length mirrors?!
- doors (house front door and bedroom/room)
- hallways (2)
- dining room
- living room
- kitchen
- child's hand
- any other shoji or fusuma screens
- blood spatter?
- knives (no faces attached but hands are okay)
- hatchet??
- (tray of) tea!
- (cocoa) cup
- SPR office reception (preferably empty)
- casserole?? I don't think I've ever seen anyone holding anything of that sort before... ^^;
- lonely camera in the hall (house) or similar
- Mai on the verge of tears (upset)
- stunned/shaken Naru (do we ever see anything like that??)
- Yasuhara-san (with notepad? Detective Boy reporting)
- Lin monitoring things (house location--File 2?)
- dream!Naru preferably locationless, serious, smiling, a bit troubled
- indiv charas with different expressions (troubled or unhappy, praying John)

BTW, how did you want to go through those? Ep by ep? I'll be starting on putting things together today too, so maybe list which you'll be tackling for sure. There's a lot listed here. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Smug Shigure (sleepdebtfairy)

Great, now I need a "detective boy reporting" icon. *goofy grin*

I'll just start flailing around, assembling what I can, and then I'll let you know if I need any help (my raws only start at 20 - I can often work around, but sometimes can't).

Shoji are the ones with the grid squares and paper filling it in, right? What is fusuma? (I guess I should just ask Google images instead. *hides*)

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)

I have GH raws earlier than 20 and can probably get them all the way back if that would help you any. I don't know what you and Shadow have up your sleeves but whatever it is sounds intriguing. If I can help out, I'll be happy to.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
GH - Cabana Boys

That'd be really awesome if you could. ^_^ (And thanks for the tip on stunned/shaken Naru - I know just the spot you mean, and it certainly fits Shadow's description.)

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)

I just double-checked. I have raws in avi format for episodes 7 through 25. If you need raws for eps 1 through 6, I can probably get them from someone on Aarinfantasy.

Whenever you need an episode, just drop me a note on any of my comments or my own LJ posts saying which episode you would like and your preferred file host. It may take me about a day to get it uploaded for you, but I'll be glad to do it.

Also, shibuya_pr may still have valid links for some raws as well.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)

But! I'm on a Mac, so anything using WMV9 won't work for me. :/

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)

All of my raws are avi format. I've stayed away from wmv format so far although that's getting increasingly hard to do.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
GH - Mai *shakefist*

WMV9 is a codec that can be used by .AVI files. It only matters if it's not Saiyaman's raw that you have. (Also hard to avoid is the stupid .mp4 files. *grumble* I don't even want a video iPod — I certainly don't want its files!)

I do love Naru & his little pink bear, BTW. ^_^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)

Hm, some of my files are not from Saiyaman. I have no idea what codec they're using. Is there some way I could look, do you know?

Naru & pink teddy bear = love
Twue wuv.

I mean, come on, if Lin remembers Naru having a pink teddy bear nearly 10 years after meeting the boy is there any other possible explanation other than the boy loved his bear?

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
GH - Lin

^_^ I could tell you about 7 different ways to check the codec. But they all work on a Mac. (I raided the communities and got a few more links. I'll let you know if I need anything more. ^_^)

Maybe it's that the pink teddy bear is Lin's One True Love? (I'll just be hiding now.)

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)

The teddy bear is Lin's? No way. No how. Ain't happenin'. Go hide yourself well cuz if Lin hears you said that, he's gonna send his shiki after you. Assuming Naru doesn't find you first.

Be sure and let me know if you need anything. We'll work something out.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)

If you're on a PC, check the file properties (right click). On the summary tab, it'll be listed under "video compression". ^_^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)

Ah! Thanks for the instruction. All of my raws are video compression DivX with the possible exception of 24 & 7 which didn't list anything at all. 7 is from Saiyaman, for sure, though, so that one should be okay, right? 24 didn't come from Saiyaman but ginny_t said that she had raws for 20+, IIRC.

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)

oh lordie dont get sensei started on her OTP


Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)

*laughs* One of Yasuhara's nicknames is "Shounen Tanteidan" (a la Edogawa Ranpo's "Kaijin 20 Mensou" IIRC) or "group of boy detectives". This is the same name the kids in Detective Conan use for their group.

Cheers. If you can give me time stamps, I can also do it that way. I'll be cleaning up my drive to make space for the raws again. ^^;

Yep. Fusuma are the heavier, solid screens used to separate rooms. I think the ones in the first part I sent used fusuma...

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)

-stunned/shaken Naru (do we ever see anything like that??)
How about the moment right after Mai says that the evils spirits in Yasuhara's school are swallowing the lesser spirits. I think Naru turns to her and says "what did you just say?". The moment just before then. Episode 16 @ the 13:22 mark.

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)

- stunned/shaken Naru (do we ever see anything like that??)
Epi..3?? I think when the old building starts to collapse...Mai calls Naru's name and he just kinda stares for a second.

Posted by: mmz creates (aenne036)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)

First, thanks for the translation. ^_^

It is somewhat funny and at the same time very disturbing. I'm not at all surprised that he did say that. Oh, well.

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)

*complete love and worship* For translating this, our only chance of finding out what didn't happen in the anime, (and those many, many, many other things you've translated thus far from Saiunkoku and beyond), I *adore* you!

I kind of like Naru in his evil scientist mode. ;) I do wonder what else the guy is thinking though. I mean, the best defense for a psychic, at least as Naru seems to be demonstrating, is to be as unsympathetic to everything as possible, literally cut off any emotional ties that can be cut. I hardly think (based on previous translations) he doesn't feel anything. It's more like he prefers not to. The sarcasm and the extreme logic is there to make up for a deficiency in something else. In his funny way, I wonder if finding his twin's body isn't closure as well? Or do the books do something with that too?

Posted by: allunacdrake (allunacdrake)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)

Thanks so much for all your heard work! you have some of the best shows out there! do you have any idea where to download the translated versions of the novels/manga for ghost hunt and saiunkoku??? i just have to read them now...thanks to all theese wonderful spoilers!

Posted by: xinmei (xinmei)
Posted at: June 2nd, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)

I wanna see this side of Naru more! Go Idiot Scientist!

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