Category: Journal

What is Localisation?

What is Localisation?

In short: it is a step of the translation process. Regarding films, series or video games, this step tends to be categorised as a separate process or activity. However, it is still translation, but with an additional focus on the target culture. For example, it is one thing to translate symbols, metonymy, metaphors or allegory from one language to another, it is a totally different thing to carry over the feelings and the hidden meanings behind them. Mostly, symbolism is very different between cultures and may totally mean opposite things. As a result, it is an important step in translation, for this ensures that the true meaning is conveyed.

Neon-Budapest Book Review

Neon-Budapest Book Review

Neon-Budapest written by Neon Genesis Kunság is a perfect satire of today’s Hungary and to a degree of the Western World. For some it can prove scary, for it represents and stands for all the horrors that extreme notions and ideologies represent. It puts to the test...

Guidance of the Wind

Guidance of the Wind

Meditation is a key or a path to the inner self. To reach the inner sanctum of a human being born through losses.
Steering the wheel by yourself — being the master of your own fate — is the hardest of challenges.

Coronation Day

Coronation Day

A fine and remarkable day it is today. We could witness a very prominent event in British history, which was last witnessed only by our grandparents and great-grandparents. The coronation of III Charles. But allow me to raise two questions: why is it important and what does it stand for?

AI Generated Pictures — Follow-up Essay

AI Generated Pictures — Follow-up Essay

Since my last blogpost about AI art, I decided to write a follow up on the matter, because there are many things I see differently now. I also understood why a lot of people are against it. So here I am again, and now I would like to offer a new perspective, meshed from two very different, but somehow connected worlds.

AI Generated Pictures

AI Generated Pictures

My feelings about the AI made or created artworks are very mixed to say the least. It is a highly debated topic on the internet, at least what I have read about it so far. On the one hand, I can understand others and say the same: AI cannot create real art. On the other hand, I can also say that it indeed can… And this duality regarding the topic comes from a single question: do the creations of AI have any soul?

“Crow and Raven: Three Short Fables” by unknown author

“Crow and Raven: Three Short Fables” by unknown author

“Crow and Raven: Three Short Fables” was an in-game book found in the video game titled The Elder Scrolls Online. It is a series of morals, presented through the viewpoint of Crow and Raven. The two animals are constantly bugging each other through the tales and I found them to be funny and educational.

Thoughts and Experiences with Video Games

Thoughts and Experiences with Video Games

The other day I was inspired by others, who posted about their favourite video games and their experiences. So here is a short collection of my thoughts about video games. A spoiler free writing!