Thank you for the translation to that interview. I love reading Japanese (and Korean) interviews, the overall tone and questions asked are quite different from the ones in Western magazines and I like that alot!
You’re welcome, darlin’. I agree, I think Japanese interviewers are more willing to dive into the process of things, as well as the workings of the entertainment industry. It’s not all “Who are you wearing?” and “You worked with so-and-so; I hear he’s quite the prankster!” Not that I don’t enjoy that stuff, it’s just nice to get things from a different angle.
Benedict seems to enjoy this type of interview as well-it gives him a chance to ramble. Haha :P
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Alright, don’t know why tumblr cut off the rest of my last text post. :P What I wanted to say is that I’ll be in Virginia visiting my best friend for the next week, so the next page of my Benny interview translation probably won’t be up until next weekend. But I’ll do an extra-good job on it so it’ll be worth the wait! ^_^ (Also, I’m really bummed that I’m going to be on an airplane in an hour and I once again forgot to bring a lemon to hide. Booooo T-T)
I finally hit 150 followers, wahoo! That’s about 147 more followers than I ever thought I’d have (my cousin, sister-in-law, and best friend were gimmes :P). Thank you sooooo much, everyone. My cockles are thoroughly warmed.
I didn't understand which is his favorite perfume :-P
Ah, well, that must be on a later page. There’s three more pages of interview left to translate, yay! :) Also, I’m not sure if they’re talking PERFUME perfume or men’s cologne. I know he used to work at a perfumier, so maybe he has a legit fave lady’s perfume? Guess I’ll find out when I get to that part :P
Thank you veeeeeery much for the translation of Benedict's interview, it's lovely!:)) Must have been lots of work!
Thanks for your kind words, sweet. :) It IS rather time-consuming. I worked on page 11 from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm yesterday, stopping only to take a 90 minute nap around noon. The thing is, while I’m conversational in Japanese, I can’t read kanji (Chinese characters), which renders me functionally illiterate (or at least unable to read above an elementary school level). So I have to look up each and every character in a kanji dictionary, which takes quite a while.
That said, if people enjoy the results, it’s totally worth it! :D And of course, there’s always the chance that Benedict will find it and think, “Wow, she is smart and cool, I think I will marry her.”
I DID THIS FOR LOVE, BEN!
*ahem* Anywho, thanks again for your message, and thanks to everyone who left notes or followed me. You guys rock!
This is Japan in a nutshell. Forget all the crazy stuff with the weird tv programs and the cosplaying—that’s just the outer shell that gets attention because it’s unusual. This, this is the beauty of the country. I’ve had little grandmothers chase me down because I dropped my shinkansen tickets. In amusement parks, the attendants do their upmost to get lost items (usually cardigans or kids’ shoes) back to the owners—before the owners even realize they’d lost said item(s). I’ve had complete strangers not only give my thorough directions but have offered to drive me to the place I needed to go.
It is so, so, so hard to go back to the States after you get the J-treatment. I mean, Japan has its downside (“What is this madness you call pizza???”), but the general attitudes of everyone—even the so-called hardcore yankees (two of whom who, on a blazing summer day, helped me find one of my schools when I was heinously lost in the labyrinth that is the neighborhood in which said school is located)—is the epitome of the mindset that I wish everyone would adopt. Because yelling at people gets you nowhere. And being able to empathize with people kinda helps make this country a really nice place to live in.
I don’t want to generalize and say that every person in Japan is really polite — there are dicks there just like there are dicks here. As a social value, though, thoughtfulness tends to be held in higher esteem that it is in America.
WIP: Scanalation of the July 2013 issue of Movie Star, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch!pg 10-11 Just look at all that text. HOLY SHIT I’M DYING
(If anyone can tell me what “pura pura” means, I’ll be eternally grateful. I’ve left it untranslated for now. Also, sorry for the crap resolution on pg 11-my scanner decided to break like a total dickfor. Most of the page is covered by my text, anyway, but I’ll upload a higher rez image when I can.)
EDIT: Benedict, sweetness, I would like to volunteer as your “one other person” next time you visit Japan. I’m like, an Osaka/West Japan expert. Holla atcha girl!
EDIT 2: The page 11 I posted yesterday was missing part of the interview! Horrors! I’ve fixed it now. :)
WIP: Scanalation of the July 2013 issue of Movie Star, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch!pg 10 WOW, this took AGES. I hope you guys appreciate how flippin’ difficult this page was! It gets a bit easier once they get into the actual interview—the syntax is much less complicated. For now, though, please enjoy my blood, sweat and tears (oh, so many tears…)
(Because this was so tricky, I reserve the right to go back and edit it at some point in the future. The part about the doorknob and the part about the jacket were especially dicey for me.)