Since it seems to be a thing now...


the log )



READING NOW
school stuff
(about thirty texts in whole and in part, mostly in part)





(carry overs from 2011, on [extended] hold)

Among Others, Jo Walton
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62. Frank Diktter, Frank Dikitter


ON HOLD
Molesworth (Penguin 20th century classics), Phillip Hensher, Ronald Searle Geoffrey Willans
Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman (misplaced-ish)
The Word for World is Forest, Ursula K. Le Guin (left at mom's on kitchen table!!!)
"une espèce de enfreignait et déçu, comme si on avait lésiné sur la viande dans son sandwich"
"Un aspect enfreignait et déçu, comme si on avait lésiné sur la viande dans son sandwich."
(A violated and deceived appearance, as if one had skimped on the meat in his sandwich.)


ASPECT. As in FACE. Not "espèce" as in "type of."

Should these things really be sounding so similar? My ear has always been my least developed skill. :-(


(I shall have to re-listen, I could be wrong and overtweaking. I still think there's an extra "de" in there somewhere...)


EDIT: March 24 -- I am wrong and overtweaking.
Still can't figure out the sense of [Ou nous en moins bout,] in Scene 2. That's what I'm hearing, but I suspect it might be meaningless. 0_0 (It should come out to mean something roughly like "either we end them [or they'll kill us]" but...yeah.) Stoick and Gobber are a hellish nightmare; they roll their R's so hard and speak so fast they add extra syllables and new exciting vowels I never heard before.

Still having fun. ^__________^


------------------
Cut for interest filtration ‘Voici: Beurk.’ )

SCENE TWO )

SCENE THREE )

SCENE FOUR )
Un espèce de enfreignait et déçu!

Enfreignait!
Enfreignait!


No disappointed weasels!

"Un espèce de enfreignait et déçu, comme si on avait lésiné sur la viande dans son sandwich."


Thank you multilanguage WordPerfect spellcheck I did not know I had in my 2004 laptop!

Must... edit...


(even though it's still a pretty weird sentence...)

scene one

Mar. 2nd, 2011 06:15 pm
I have reached the limits of my ability here.

Cut for interest filtration -- 'Voici: Beurk.' )


END OF SCENE ONE
...For five minutes and twenty two seconds of movie. 0_0

English-language keyboard no likey accent marks...

Anyway. First attempt, with gaps (and I make no spelling guarantees. or grammar.): This... is Berk. )



ADDENDUM: Squee! French spell-check on work computer! Yay, umlauts! (all right fine I just like saying the word umlaut)
All right, so I'm going to turn my weird obsessive nature to something productive and educational and possibly important in my near future.

I think I'm going to attempt to transcribe the French dub of "How to Train Your Dragon." (I've seen these for Miyazaki films -- or did, back before they were all available on DVD, but I couldn't find one for "Dragon" when I wanted it -- the subtitles do not match what the characters are saying at ALL -- and there are still bits and pieces that I can't quite figure out, and some bits where I just can't make out the words. And I haven't actually practiced writing since... 1992, or something. So. Yes.)

I'll tag these entries "to whom it might interest" and put them under LJ cuts. But if anyone is interested and can help, I'd appreciate orthography corrections?

Merci!
Well...why not? :-)

The Log )


ACTUALLY READING NOW FOR REAL:
Dreadnought, Cherie Priest
Fleshmarket (Signature), Nicola Morgan [done]
The Alchemist's Apprentice, Dave Duncan


READING NOW WELL, THINGS I STARTED, AT LEAST LET'S JUST BE HONEST AND SAY UTTERLY, UTTERLY STALLED:
The City & The City, China Mieville
Unseen Academicals (Discworld),Terry Pratchett
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, Jesse Bullington
Midnight Never Come, Marie Brennan
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Vintage) Stieg Larsson
(I despair of these ones. Also I can't find them anymore. 9/4/10)
King Maker: The Knights of Breton Court, volume 1, Maurice Broaddus
A Local Habitation (October Daye, Book 2), Seanan McGuire





And... HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2011! Bye bye, this post... :-)
I'm going to do a thing this year. Since my resolution to not buy any books in 2009 (but to freaking read the ones that are already piled up across my floor and blocking my access to BED) died a grisly and humorous death on or about January 2, I've decided that...that's just not feasible. (I will try the "Co-opt Lent" thing again, though. It worked wonderfully last year.)

EXPLANATION
TL;DR )

So. Rules:
Rules, then )

Voila!
Book Log, 2009 )

READING RIGHT NOW:
The City & The City, China Mieville


PRIORITIZED FOR JAN 2010 *blush*
All the Windwracked Stars, Elizabeth Bear
To Ride Hell's Chasm, Janny Wurts (October "Beyond Reality" pick)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, M.T. Anderson
Fragments (African Writers Series), Ayi Kweh Armah


Sorta starting but not quite:
Mouse or Rat: Translation as Negotiation, Umberto Eco
The Philosopher's Apprentice, James Morrow
City of Saints and Madmen, Jeff VanderMeer
Nri Warriors of Peace, Chikodi Anunobi

indefinite hiatus )

comments welcome, but screened comments unscreened, now that it's over. ^__^


Annnnnd... see you later, this post! *waves fondly*

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