Misused: Bilingual Bonus get usage counts
I'm not even sure how a Creator could avoid adding more information than "the character speaks multiple languages" if the character is demonstrating that capability within the work. At the very least, it demonstrates the Creator's familiarity with the second language, and possibly the actor's as well. The vast majority of instances I can see additional information getting passed along.
- Firefly example: creates an exotic flavour to the 'Verse where Chinese is much more integrated into English-speakng society as a whole, and shows the unfamiliarity of the actors with the language.
- Stargate example: shows that Cameron isn't quite the "thick" person that Danial and the representative assumed he was.
- example 1: Johnny English has one scene in a sushi restaurant. Johnny toasts with "May your daughters have tiny penises." The American subtitle translation reads, "May all of your daughters be born with three bottoms."
- example 2: Deaf people often laughed when they watched silent movies. They had the Bilingual Bonus of being able to read lips. The actors often did deliberate mismatches.
@50 — Not true: The viewer can determine "Cameron demonstrates he knows Daniel and the Ambassador were talking about him." without knowing the exact words he used. The viewer who does not know he said "Screw you" may assume "Jerks", "Assholes", "Fuck you", or "That was rude". So the meaning isn't the Easter Egg: the exact wording is. If we exclude Cameron's demonstration of Mandarin, then there's no Bonus content: the meaning is conveyed without the viewer knowing Mandarin.
edited 26th Oct '13 8:36:10 PM by Madrugada
- Redefined to "Easter Egg in a foreign language". (crowner - 16:2)
- It must be untranslated within the work. (Mod statement)
- It must be more than "Character(s) say 'X' in a foreign language." (Mod statement and Crowner - 4:10)
- It is not a Meaningful Name. (Crowner - 4:7)
edited 10th Nov '13 5:29:00 PM by crazysamaritan
edited 10th Nov '13 6:57:50 PM by crazysamaritan
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