Discussion 'Unlimited Flow'? O.o

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  1. Solus

    Solus 自分のことお嫌いです

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    Random, but have anyone ever doubted that the word 'unlimited flow' is a wrong translation? As wrong as *coughquicklywearamaskcough*

    Baidu has a page on the word and it seems that they provided their version of word in English already - Infinite style (much nearer to the meaning albeit still sounded weird)

    Link: https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E6%97%A0%E9%99%90%E6%B5%81/5383795
     
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    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    It must get the juices flowing for some... :blobpeek:
     
  3. Baldingere

    Baldingere Roseau pensant

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    It sounds good so I don't care
     
  4. nonononononono

    nonononononono NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

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    yeah, or world-hopping genre
     
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    CardOne4All Well-Known Member

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    oooohh so Unlimited flow means world hopping, thx.
     
  6. Lissi

    Lissi 『Queen of Lissidom』『Holy Chibi』『Western Birdy』『⚓』

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    Unlimited flow specifically implies that there's horror, so it's still a bit different from just regular world hopping. And usually, they aren't actual "worlds"- for me, I usually think of them as something closer to a "room" or an "instance."

    Unlimited flow itself is pretty literal already, and Baidu's translations are often a little... off, so I don't think it's a good source for English translations.

    I do agree that QWTFOD is weongly translated, though.
     
  7. runsing

    runsing status : bleeding, health -10/s Novel Updates Staff

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    probably one, if not the worst translated title i've seen on NU
     
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    Westeller The Cutest Digimon You Know Staff Member

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    I mean. It originated with Terror Infinity, so something like "Infinite Style" (or rather "Infinity Style" imo, meaning "in the style of Terror Infinity") would absolutely be more accurate than Unlimited Flow.

    Not that I care either way. I think the gist is conveyed well enough. :blobpopcorn:
     
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  9. Solus

    Solus 自分のことお嫌いです

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    For me when I first saw the word, I'm like wtf does that even means? At that time, I never read any novel of that genre so...
     
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    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    Neither of them make any sense to someone who is not already familiar with such novels...
     
  11. Westeller

    Westeller The Cutest Digimon You Know Staff Member

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    Doesn't need to, honestly. It's a sub-genre, at best, or a tag. A specific type of story using specific tropes. If you're not familiar with those tropes and aware of what you're looking for, it's an irrelevant classification for you. Some genres/tags are just like that.
     
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