Hi there! My name’s Brynn, but I also go by Cargodin. I’ve been playing video games since I was 5 or 6 years old with Quest 64, Ocarina of Time, FFVII and FFVI. Since then, my adoration for JRPGs has skyrocketed. My weeaboo game is a bit too strong too, so I have 3 years of Japanese under my belt. (High school level anyhow, otherwise I’d have no excuse to be as slow as I am or ask as many questions as I do). In high school, I just took the courses because “Grorious Nippon” but ever since playing through a lot of English patched games and such, I decided I would rekindle my studies and now I really have the desires to improve and really understand the language.
While I have no right to really call myself a “translator” (and I’m not going to), I do really like poking my nose through roms and ISOs, dumping text and making complete sense of the games I import and play. My goal is to bring out a lot of information on games people might see in passing and shrug, saying, “Looks like another game I’ll never get to play or know anything about since hurrdurr look at those moonrunes.” I felt that way for a very long time, and it really DOES suck to see a game that might be your favorite thing ever but you can’t have it. So close, and yet so far. I might no be a remedy for that, since I’m not wanting to be the next Aeon Genesis or anything, but I do want to be able to have conversations with people about these games, so I don’t mind translating things especially when there is no pre-existing information about a game (like Abapri) or the information is 80% incorrect (see every Napple Tale walkthrough ever. Bonus points for when people call the 13 Ice a weapon or a hotel.)
I had previously translated the entire text for the GBA Megaman wannabe, Metalgun Slinger (which I will probably do an LP with screencaps of here on this blog in the future), and am currently working with hackers Esperknight and irvgot on Napple Tale for the Dreamcast.
Sorry for the novella there, but thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m just practicing with translations and this is the place I post them so they can rot/ferment on the Internet.