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15 January 2012 @ 03:36 am
Someone hit me over the head...  
I am convinced that despite me being a sadist person in nature, I do have masochistic tendencies... NG

We were watching an old Chinese video in my Queer Readings in Chinese Cinema class where we watched the subs on a powerpoint (that the professor manually scrolled through) as the movie was playing. Later on, he posted on his server the raw video as well as the powerpoint sub. At which I asked the professor how to play the translations with the video, in which he replied that the students would have to manually scroll through the translations themselves as they watched it downarrow

This is where I am convinced I have masochistic attributes... I went and offered the professor that I could help subtitled the video for him by using his translations since I'm familiar with subtitling videos as I do it for a fandom of mine ^_^;;

kaitousessha says that the subber in me couldn't keep quiet... I couldn't agree more... arrowround

Of course my professor was thrilled that I was willing to help convert the powerpoint slide translations into a softsubbed file for him. But then he wrote in his corresponding e-mail: "After Turnabout Girl, it now sounds like two of the films will need to go through this process: Mulan Joins the Army and Full Moon in New York. Mulan is an actual DVD, whereas Full Moon will be another YouTube file (the DVD is out of print). I presume that it might be wiser if we get these things done before the semester goes crazy." exclamation1

TWO OTHER MOVIES AFTER THIS?! *hand twitches* !?

I do adore this professor though, and I'm only offering to do so because I had him last semester. I'm sure that if he was a new professor, one that I never had before, I wouldn't have subjugated myself to spending my entire weekend timing. As well as two other weekends to complete the two additional movies that he wants me to do paperclip
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: *listening to the Chinese video that I'm timing for my university professor*
kaitousessha: yattermankaitousessha on January 15th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Have you learned your lesson after this?
corlee1289: Pokemon - Oshawott WHY?!corlee1289 on January 15th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
showjuro: dark & sneakyshowjuro on January 15th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)
HAHA. The subber in you came out! If it was me, I'd think the same way as you. If only someone in my class can hardsub it...
corlee1289: OMFG! Jun's hair!! :flails:corlee1289 on January 15th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
It's true!!

I blame myself for having the experience to fansub because of the Arashi fandom.

I was also appalled that in order to watch the video, we needed to scroll through the powerpoint to access the translations.
showjuro: taking off jacketshowjuro on January 16th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
It's absurd to have to scroll through PP to access translations for people like us who are used to hard and softsubs!
corlee1289: My purchase of Prince Jun ♥corlee1289 on January 16th, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
I know right?!

Absolutely absurd!!

We're so spoiled! Plus it's in Mandarin, so not a lot of people in my class would know WHEN to scroll to the next line and would be utterly confused ^^;;

My professor asked for permission to share the softsub file, which I'm happy to agree :3
showjuro: smile again <3showjuro on January 17th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC)
That makes it an even more obvious reason to sub it! XDD

kurarekurari: ohnofishykurarekurari on January 15th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
OMG! Give him an inch and he'll take an ell...
corlee1289: To Be Free Ohno I see you there...corlee1289 on January 15th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)

I only offered for the one movie and two additional movies sprouted out of nowhere...
Marietell_me_why on January 15th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
*hits you over the head*

Lolz wow! You are a true subber at heart! XD