#17 Anne Lee - There's an ongoing conversation on what we can and can't do as researchers in Australia.

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#17 Anne Lee

There's an ongoing conversation on what we can and can't do as researchers in Australia.

Anne Lee (Chic Pixel) joins us this week to share tale of her terrifying encounter with Oddworld posing a rocky start to her relationship with video games, eventually followed by an enthrallment with Final Fantasy VII and a lifelong fascination and academic interest with Otome and Boys’ Love media. Now working within the industry as a translator and localizer, we discuss questions of licensing and regulation posed to visual novels and H-games, and the bittersweet reality of creativity under NDAs.

Also, we talk Chic Pixel’s Community Game-A-Long, practicing Japanese through Tokimeki Memorial Girls’ Side 2, having problematic faves, her work as marketing consultant for JAST BLUE’s upcoming Sweet Pool localization, and why Falcom is cool as heck.

Follow Anne on Twitter @apricotsushi and Instagram @apricotsushi. If you want to know more about Otome, be sure to read her excellent overview of Koei’s Ruby Party imprint at Waypoint.

Also, be sure to snag Cat Painter (iOS/Android), which Anne localized!

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#05 Emily Rose England - Final Fantasy VII is, unintentionally, very feminist.

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#05 Emily Rose England

Final Fantasy VII is, unintentionally, very feminist.

Artist and photographer Emily Rose England (Sassitude) joins us to talk about how she processed depression and anxiety through the joy of emulation, feminine power dynamics in Final Fantasy VII, and how the graphical limitations of Link's Awakening allowed her to interpret Link as gender-ambiguous.

Follow Emily on Instagram @emilyroseengland, and buy her art so she can get a Playstation 4.

Intro Music "Summer Vacation in Scanline" by Nurvuss
Outro Music "トワイライトでHEART-BEAT" by パフェ♥カフェparfait♥cafe