Archive for June 11th, 2009

Tornadoes and Touhou Mahjong Epic Win!

So the tornadoes came and knocked down trees and stuff and our power – and I was sad ;-; – but nothing serious happened, and in the time that I played on my computer waiting for power to come back while my battery was dying and all that stuff, I got far in Touhou Mahjong (the main storyline) and beat it completely when the power came back on :D ; in the process I also got my first ever Yakuman :D – Shousuushi: 小四喜 – which led to my awesome win of +84! :D

Everyone go check Dekiagari’s Ima Made Arasuji MAD vid-translation: it’s excellently done and well everything is much more funny when you know what’s going on :D


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~に伴い・~に伴う・~に伴って = as ~; with ~; (accompanying; following) (happens at the same time)
人口が増えるに伴って、色々な問題が起こってきた。
When the population increased, various problems came up.
地震に伴って、火災が発生することが多い。
Along with earthquakes, fires spring up often.
呪文を放して恋を入れるに伴って、八卦炉(はっけろ)がマスタスパークを一発発射する。
Upon saying the magic words and pouring in your love, the hakkero cannon will emit a pulse of master spark.

~に反し・~に反した・~に反して・~に反する = against; contrary to ~=[noun]
巫女のために反して、早苗(さなえ)は信仰を持つなんてない。
Contrary to her being a shrine maiden, she doesn’t hold any faith whatsoever herself.

~に他ならない = there is no doubt that
レミィとフランは五百年ぐらい生きているが、ロリっぽいに他ならない。
Although Remi and Fran are around 500 years old, there’s no doubt that they’re loli-(tastic).

~にもかからず = however, though (lit: without relation to)
昨夜は時を操る程度の能力があるにもかからず、時々負けることがある。
Although Sakuya has the ability to manipulate time (and space), she still has lost from time to time.

~に基づいて、・~に基づいた・~に基づき・~に基づく  = on the basis of (~ must be a noun)
昨夜の能力に基づいて年齢を誤魔化している可能性があります。
Given her ability, it’s entirely possible that Sakuya is misrepresenting her age.

~によって・~によっては・~により・~による = by~ / depending on~ (A: to show the subject of an action, B: to show a cause or reason, C: show a method or way, D: to show a difference between, E: to show a specific condition)
A:美魔(みま)は霊夢(れいむ)によって、撃たれたんだ。
Mima was defeated by Reimu.
B:神社の貧乏さによって霊夢がイライラしているけど、何もしない。
Reimu is irritated by her shrine’s poverty, but she never does anything about it.
C:喧嘩より弾幕の試合によって治まる方がいい。
Rather than fighting over it, let’s resolve this through a danmaku match.
D:習慣は国によって違う。
Customs vary from country to country. (vary by country)
E:この薬は人によって、喋々として漂う夢が出ることがあります。
When this medicine (is taken) by humans, it produces the effect of one having a dream where one becomes a butterly and floats through the air. (Alice likes this medicine for some reason ^.^ )

~によると・~によれば = according to~ (~=noun)
今朝の「文々。新聞」によると、魔理沙が大切なものを盗んでいくんだそうだ。
According to the Bunbunmaru Shinbun, Marisa seems to have stolen the precious thing and left.

~にわたった・~にわたって・~にわたり・~にわたる(渡る) = ranging from ~; covering ~; lasting ~; extending over ~
パッチェ、咳のせいで、一瞬間にわたって呪文を一言言い出せなかった。
Pache, due to her cough, was unable to speak a single charm for an entire week.

~ぬきで・~ぬきに(は)・~ぬきの・~(を)ぬきにして(は)・はぬきにして = without
コンティニューぬきで、勝つことは東方によって、超難しい。
Winning without a continue in Touhou is very difficult.

~ぬく(抜く)= do (one’s best) till the end
途中、失敗もありましたが、なんとか加奈子(かなこ)が倒せて「Mountain of Faith」をやりぬくことできました。
On the way I screwed up a lot, but finally I was somehow able to defeat Kanako, and complete Mountain of Faith. (in easy mode ;-;)

~のみならず = not one ~ but also; besides ~; moreover
射命丸・文は写真家のみならず新聞の編集さんです。
Syameimaru Aya is not only a photographer, but also a newspaper editor.

~のもとで・~のもとに = owing to ~ (基?)
亀の指導のもとで霊夢が飛翔の能力が手に入れた。
Owing to the teachings of a turtle, Reimu obtained the ability to soar through the sky~. (no joke)

な ROW 完成~!!

~ばかりか・~ばかりではなく = not only ~
幻想郷にはすごい能力が持つ者ばかりか、普通の人間もいますよ。
Gensoukyou isn’t all just people with crazy abilities, there are normal humans there too.

~ばかりに = because of~; on account of~ (show regret because of it)
嘘をついたばかりに恋人が嫌われてしまった。
Because I lied, my lover got upset at me ;-;