mailto: blog -at- heyrick -dot- eu
More Paper Girls decoding
With the hard work done, it was just a matter of making a few collages of photos of the symbol text, to work through figuring out what is being said in order to firstly understand it, and secondly to pick up new symbols.
As it turns out, the symbol that I thought was an '!' is more like a '.'. It's weird, there are no apostrophes and (so far) only one comma (but that might have been a mistake?), yet many of the dialogue sentences end with a full stop. It's a bit ideosyncratic. Especially given that part of it is "No. Not Jude." said by a character finding the remains of Jude's body. Yeah, try some emotion there, buddy!
Paper Girls, working with a collage print.
© Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang.
It's probably a little too small to read my sarcastic comments. Probably just as well. ☺
Here's the updated chart. I've fiddled with the drawings to make them a little clearer, and added some explanatory text.
Paper Girls logographic symbols, 2022/07/25.
I have also made a PDF version (7.43KiB). It's a full A4 page, but given that the original was an entire A2 page (it's what looked good on-screen for editing...). Scale the printout as you like.
Please note that while I check this page every so often, I am not able to control what users write; therefore I disclaim all liability for unpleasant and/or infringing and/or defamatory material. Undesired content will be removed as soon as it is noticed. By leaving a comment, you agree not to post material that is illegal or in bad taste, and you should be aware that the time and your IP address are both recorded, should it be necessary to find out who you are. Oh, and don't bother trying to inline HTML. I'm not that stupid! ☺ ADDING COMMENTS DOES NOT WORK IF READING TRANSLATED VERSIONS.
You can now follow comment additions with the comment RSS feed. This is distinct from the b.log RSS feed, so you can subscribe to one or both as you wish.
|J.G.Harston, 27th July 2022, 02:33|
Now you just need to find somebody saying QUICK, THE XANTHOPIC ZYGOTES!
|David Pilling, 28th July 2022, 16:22|
I know Q and X but not Z - wonder if they've got Unicode numbers.
|Rick, 31st July 2022, 16:36|
Marathoned the entire series (4 eps Friday late evening, final 4 Saturday), and the way they got around the language problem is, asides from a very brief burst of the other language, was basically not having it.
Additionally, let's just say that the series compared to the comic is rather like the Ghost in the Shell live action movie compared to the animated originals. Some plot similarities, but as many ways different too.
(Felicity? Marte? Find out!)
List all b.log entries
Return to the site index
PS: Don't try to be clever.
It's a simple substring match.
Last read at 12:49 on 2022/11/28.
© 2022 Rick Murray
This web page is licenced for your personal, private, non-commercial use only. No automated processing by advertising systems is permitted.
RIPA notice: No consent is given for interception of page transmission.