Happy 2022! Updates and a shout out!

Happy new year to those passing by. I hope your 2022 is filled with great times!


I only managed to write three small comparison articles in 2021 (none of which were FE), as well as my impressions of the FE fan game, Vision Quest… so not much happening here. Yet, I still see articles being shared or referenced regularly, which fills me with great joy. It makes me feel incredibly humbled.

Unfortunately, I don’t expect to be able to get back to writing these translations as regularly, which is a shame since my passion remains for looking at the JP side of FE and comparing fun little trivia bits. Alas, life has just kept me busy. But, busy in a great way. I am happily working my dream job, so while it prevents me from following my passion here, I’m not miserable or anything! So please don’t worry (well, that’s if you were worried at all. XD)

A quick shout out…

I was also both relieved and elated to find others out there who are carrying out fun comparison work, and even going so far as to translate the FE novels! I’m talking of course about Leif of Leonster Translations, who I want to give a quick shout out to.

The novels were a project I’ve always wanted to tackle since 2017, but just could not find the time. It really gives me great relief to see Leif going at it hard, having just completed the FE8 novel with plans to begin the FE7 novelization translation next. They also do comparison articles much like I do here across all sorts of FE games, producing consistent and quality work. I want to make sure they get recognized, as I imagine many people who read my articles would be interested in what they do over there too!

Find them on twitter or tumblr! Also check out a brief interview on SerenesForest with them here.

And with that, I wish you all a happy new year!

FE7 Localization: Ursula’s “my lady Limstella” [JPN vs ENG]

Happy new year to all! Really sorry about the lack of posts lately… life has just been so busy.

A short and very trivial post today, mostly for posterity! A thread on reddit regarding gender pronouns got me curious to check a line in Ch 26 of FE7, where Ursula refers to Limstella as “my lady Limstella.”

Fans of FE7 are aware that Limstella isn’t really clearly referred to as male or female throughout the game, so this line sticks out a bit with that in mind.

The question that arises is: does the JP script also clearly define Limstella in this line to point at any intended gender?

Short answer: No, the JP uses a gender neutral title (“-sama” 様), so the gender-specific title is unique to the ENG/Localization.

You can see more details below. (Please be wary of spoilers for FE7).

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