#18 Ollie Scarborough - You don't need to force yourself into a certain routine; creativity is something that comes from being in your element.

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#18 Ollie Scarborough

You don't need to force yourself into a certain routine; creativity is something that comes from being in your element.

We’re back after an unexpected hiatus to talk to freelance translator and localizer Ollie Scarborough,), who became enthralled with narrative-based video games after playing Ys I on Master System. His interest in games led to him pursuing Japanese language, fan translation, and eventually a career in localization with a number of well known publishers.

Also, we talk ribald German Zelda localizations, right-wing fan translators, the Finnish Cabin, the internet of yesteryear and how fan communities existed, more Night in the Woods praise, being the dick you want to see in the world, Ollie calls me out for not understanding the brilliance nuance of Suda51, and we find out happens when you get two quiet introverts in a room together (spoilers: the entire podcast).

Intro Music "A Cruel Angel’s Thesis" by Yoko Takahashi
Intermission Music “Theme of Jamie” by Konami Kukeiha Club (from Snatcher)
Outro Music "Fly Me to the Moon” by Yoko Takahashi

#08 Caitlin Argyros - I didn't want to commit to a game that would make me like this couple and then kill one of them.

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#08 Caitlin Argyros

I didn't want to commit to a game that would make me like this couple and then kill one of them.

We welcome law librarian Caitlin Argyros (RPGFan, Rhythm Encounter) to discuss being a romantic introvert, coming to terms with one's own body, and if gaming can still be considered "just" a hobby when it's a major part of one's life.

Also: The uplifting melancholia of Xenogears, Ace Combat fulfilling air force fantasies, when entertainment metamorphoses into critical engagement, Boogerman, strong opinions on Metal Gear Solid, and Caitlin's top ten games of all time.

Follow Caitlin on Twitter @Lian_Kazairl, and check out our friend Derek Heemsbergen's FFXIV Podcast Astral Era.

Intro Music "Summer Vacation in Scanline" by Nurvuss
Intermission "June Mermaid" by Yasunori Mitsuda (Xenogears OST)
Outro Music "トワイライトでHEART-BEAT" by パフェ♥カフェparfait♥cafe