Due to my distrust of the localization’s use of honorifics, I have decided to turn to Persona 3’s original Japanese for information on how the cast refer to each other. In my opinion, it is quite important for looking into these cultural nuances helps one understand the characters more, as well as get another perspective on the cast’s relationships. Ensuring the accuracy of this information would not have been possible without the help of EirlysTylluan, who was very helpful during the information gathering phase of this endeavor.
Information gathered here was taken from the drama CD, playthroughs of the original Japanese game, and the official manga. The MC is not included in the infographic due to his nature as a silent protagonist. Koromaru, on the other hand, is also out of the graphic for more obvious reasons.
An analysis of the infographic follows under the cut, as well as more name trivia, including how the rest of the cast refers to the two omitted cast members.
I request assistance! For aeons i’ve been trying to find an audio clip of this little song, and now I really would like to have it as a text tone. A thousand loves and an extra follower to anyone who gets me Nil’s Flute playing. Please share this to see if their is one diehard Fire Emblem person who has this little jingle.
It’s a simple matter of ripping the sound from the game. Enjoy!
The zip contains four files: NilsFlute.mp3 is just the melody and NilsFlute2.mp3 is melody plus the “woosh” sound that plays after it.
In the game, the flute comes mostly from the right speaker and the “woosh” from the left, so I also included mono versions where it’s equally loud on both sides.
We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards.The evictions are to begin immediately.
Last year, when word first leaked about this plan, almost one million Avaaz members rallied to our aid. Your attention and the storm it created forced the government to deny the plan, and set them back months. But the President has waited for international attention to die down, and now he’s revived his plan to take our land. We need your help again, urgently.
President Kikwete may not care about us, but he has shown he’ll respond to global media and public pressure — to all of you! We may only have hours. Please stand with us to protect our land, our people and our world’s most majestic animals, and tell everyone before it is too late. This is our last hope:
Our people have lived off the land in Tanzania and Kenya for centuries. Our communities respect our fellow animals and protect and preserve the delicate ecosystem. But the government has for years sought to profit by giving rich princes and kings from the Middle East access to our land to kill. In 2009, when they tried to clear our land to make way for these hunting sprees, we resisted, and hundreds of us were arrested and beaten. Last year, rich princes shot at birds in trees from helicopters. This killing goes against everything in our culture.
Now the government has announced it will clear a huge swath of our land to make way for what it claims will be a wildlife corridor, but many suspect it’s just a ruse to give a foreign hunting corporation and the rich tourists it caters to easier access to shoot at majestic animals. The government claims this new arrangement is some sort of accommodation, but its effect on our people’s way of life will be disastrous. There are thousands of us who could have our lives uprooted, losing our homes, the land on which our animals graze, or both.
President Kikwete knows this deal would be controversial with Tanzania’s tourists - a critical source of national income - and does not want a big PR disaster. If we can urgently generate even more global outrage than we did before, and get the media writing about it, we know it can make him think twice. Stand with us now to call on Kikwete to stop the sell off:
This land grab could spell the end for the Maasai in this part of Tanzania and many of our community have said they would rather die than be forced from their homes. On behalf of our people and the animals who graze in these lands, please stand with us to change the mind of our President.
PLEASE REBLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD GUYS. Traditional cultures in East Africa have been getting completely trampled on by the government and barely anyone seems to know or care. And this loss of land isn’t just destroying their livelihood but their entire culture. These really are issues that could actually get some backing if people just freakin’ knew about them, so PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!
Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.
Feminists do not…
I got to “Fleetches and Flootches” and then my eyes glazed over. But part four is pretty good, and it’s a pity it’s so far down because I don’t think most people who actually need to read things like that will keep going long enough to see it.