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Title: Larry and Harry having a discussion about balance
Post by: pairedeciseaux on May 25, 2020, 02:46:45 PM

Spoiler
:D
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Title: Re: Larry and Harry having a discussion about balance
Post by: Mondaymonkey on May 26, 2020, 06:44:20 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Q8NKaSg.gif)
Title: Re: Larry and Harry having a discussion about balance
Post by: lili on June 02, 2020, 08:20:07 PM
Hello! that' s fun!
Can I translate it and post it on Fossic.org? I'll mark the source.
Title: Re: Larry and Harry having a discussion about balance
Post by: pairedeciseaux on June 05, 2020, 02:36:19 PM
Hello! that' s fun!
Can I translate it and post it on Fossic.org? I'll mark the source.

Hi Lili,

Short answer: I'm not sure this short piece of silly text is worth translating, but if you feel like doing it, sure, go ahead!  :)

Long answer:
Spoiler
Also it is not that easy to translate. A few tips:
  • It is supposed to be both silly and funny, hopefully putting a smile on the reader's face.
  • I'm not a native speaker of English, so expect a few mistakes...
  • ...on the other hand I took the liberty of twisting a few words and acromyms in order to make a point.
  • This is a silly conversation between the two main characters, bouncing ideas from one extreme to the other.
  • With over the top arguments from both of them.
  • Also, opposite arguments/opinions.
  • Both are wrong. Or maybe both are right?
  • Anyway we try to keep the conversation balanced. (Ha!)

Also, this was (obviously) inspired by real conversations on this forum. Yet, we don't want to make fun of real people, nor do we want to ridicule the quality discussions happening here.

So this is a caricature of a conversation with 2 strong opposite opinions where the arguments from each character - if put into use - would most likely disturb balance rather than improve it. The twisted words and youngster-level sentences are supposed to reinforce the silliness of it.
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Title: Re: Larry and Harry having a discussion about balance
Post by: lili on June 06, 2020, 05:37:29 AM

Hi Lili,

Short answer: I'm not sure this short piece of silly text is worth translating, but if you feel like doing it, sure, go ahead!  :)

Long answer:
Spoiler
Also it is not that easy to translate. A few tips:
  • It is supposed to be both silly and funny, hopefully putting a smile on the reader's face.
  • I'm not a native speaker of English, so expect a few mistakes...
  • ...on the other hand I took the liberty of twisting a few words and acromyms in order to make a point.
  • This is a silly conversation between the two main characters, bouncing ideas from one extreme to the other.
  • With over the top arguments from both of them.
  • Also, opposite arguments/opinions.
  • Both are wrong. Or maybe both are right?
  • Anyway we try to keep the conversation balanced. (Ha!)

Also, this was (obviously) inspired by real conversations on this forum. Yet, we don't want to make fun of real people, nor do we want to ridicule the quality discussions happening here.

So this is a caricature of a conversation with 2 strong opposite opinions where the arguments from each character - if put into use - would most likely disturb balance rather than improve it. The twisted words and youngster-level sentences are supposed to reinforce the silliness of it.
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Thanks a lot! I was actually impressed by the "seeker truth from facts" that you were trying to convey. Also this is an interesting snippet and I'm sure the article helps resolve some conflicts! good job!
Title: Re: Larry and Harry having a discussion about balance
Post by: iceball3 on June 06, 2020, 11:10:49 AM
You know, you made me think, how will the sunder do with two antimatter blasters...
I'll have to give it a spin sometime.