lol free! fandom is so young. spoilers i guess.
Hope OP doesn’t mind me adding on to this because I love this post so much and need to talk about it.
The one thing that bothers me about the assassination of Blood’s character by the translator isn’t the fact that a fictional character is being misinterpreted or that the original work is being defamed.
What gets me is how unfair it is to Fujimaru. Hoshino’s Blood IS a terrible, awful asshole. We get it. What the editor did to Hoshino’s Blood was actually sort of deserved. But she undermines her own cause by punishing Fujimaru and any other author who writes Blood. It doesn’t even matter HOW they portray Blood, he is still going to be twisted as if they wrote him like Hoshino’s Blood, which is entirely unfair.
Authors who are actually writing Blood pretty well, like Fujimaru, are getting punished just because Hoshino decided to represent Blood as a raging ass.
I get WHY Hoshino’s Blood had been changed in the localization. The whole manga was a mess. Blood was a mess. You couldn’t really make it any worse, so attempting to further reveal the already blatant sexism and abuse in the Hoshino!Blood and Alice relationship is fine. But then the whole point is undermined when Blood is NOT being represented as a raging dick and he is purposefully transformed into a raging dick. Then, rather than revealing blatant sexism that already exists, you are essentially CREATING a sexist, terrible and piggish character when one never existed… and then YOU are the problem, not the original work.
Every author after Hoshino whose work is translated into English is being punished because Hoshino’s Blood is shitty, even though they have NOTHING to do with Hoshino other than source material.
But I’m probably going to buy the mangas anyway and keep grumbling. I hate how unfair this is to the authors, but Seven Seas is the only place I have to go at the moment, and they know it. But maybe if enough people bitch on the internet somebody will take notice.
Pirate!Free! postcard set = 7=; for ComicWorld 2014
ARRRRRR. ME TIMBERS HAVE BEEN FULLY SHIVERED.
I felt more betrayed by Orsino using blood magic than by Anders blowing up the chantry
"Go the f*ck to sleep"
That’s what I keep telling my brain.My lady Hawke, Fenris and sleepiness~
Friendly reminder that these 2 precious morons have the same voice actor~
Suren tells his little laughter that if little boys try to bully her, she should call them “Kono tamanashi yaro!” (=you bastards with no balls!)and kick them in the groin XD
A+ parenting right there Suren lololol