Talk:Fan Translation

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Looking for opinions--should discussion of translation of fanfic go on this page or should that be on a separate page, Fanfiction Translation or Fanfic Translation?--facetofcathy 18:18, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

I think it should be on this page, because I think that the ultimate purpose (sharing your enjoyment of a source, even if the source is a derivative itself) is any different. It also overlaps in some projects like Harry Auf Deutsch (if that was the name), which group-translated not only the Harry Potter books but also well known fanfiction like the Draco Trilogy. And then there are cases like doujinshi scanlations, which wouldn't be covered by Fanfiction Translation and I'm not sure if it's treated seperately on the scanlation page. - Rodo 16:38, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
I used an article about the harry-auf-deutsch.de site on this page as a cite. The website is now just a blank page, but it would be great to get more history of the site. It also seems almost certain that people did translate zines way back when as well, so I think you're right about not using a limiting name like fanfiction translation, and just keeping it here and focusing on the activity, not the thing being translated. --facetofcathy 18:14, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
Ha, great timing! Today vaysh11 linked her delicious acount with links to Harry/Draco translations. It also seems almost certain that people did translate zines way back when as well. See Sternreisen for a German Star Trek zine from 1981 that has translated fanfic and original German fanfic. :) --Doro 19:48, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
Awesome. The thing that got me started on the topic: The Merlin Russian BB has original works and translations together. http://www.diary.ru/~merlinbb/p91334228.htm and the google translate url: http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diary.ru%2F~merlinbb%2Fp91334228.htm--facetofcathy 19:58, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
It's already linked under Big Bang and it's the reason why I made the Tintagel page in the first place. ;) I've followed the Merlin Big Bang closely, even if I could only squee about the awesome fanart and the brilliant fic trailers. --Doro 20:57, 29 October 2010 (UTC)