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Talk:Saria Town

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Uhh... if I remember correctly, didn't the sign in the town's entrance read "Water Town of Saria"? Dinosaur bob 23:30, 9 October 2007 (EDT)

In Nintendo Power, it stated that they named saria after this town so it would appear as if the town is named after saria(meaning that in Reality, Saria was named after the town, so that in the series the town would be named after her) and like this for all the sages. should this be noted? --Hemu War 21:29, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
That'd be great if you have the actual quotes. If you need help using Help:References, just say so. User:Axiomist/sig 22:32, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Dany36,The images I just uploaded for each town, I think they look better the way I post them. The way I see it, as an example: I come into the princess Zelda page, and I decide to add an Image that shows pretty well what Zelda looks like, because there is one that only show a part of Zelda. I add the full image, but then it is placed in a tiny frame where it can't be seen well. I think this town images should be displayed in a more direct way, because these pages are just about them. Maybe placed in a different place or order. It is just in my opinion, it is up to you if you want to change it back. I am mostly an image provider.Eximius 11:14, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

The problem I had with leaving it the way you were doing it was that it was stretching the page pretty badly and it looked tacky, at least to me. However, I just changed it so that it can be viewed as a thumbnail with its size being 1000px. How's that instead? Dany36 19:01, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
From now on I will check my edits on a regular screen, as I work on a wide screen. It looks greatEximius 08:12, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm seeing the map picture stretching WAY beyond the border of the Wiki page, and I'm on a widescreen laptop. Be careful with the thumbnail sizes please. -- User:RustyCage 08:14 (EST), 3 May 2010

I found a mirror...

Although it's not overly important, I still think we should mention that Link speaking the "I found a mirror..." line could be the result of the english translation itself. The japanse text is "テーブルノシタデカガミヲミツケタゾ。" which reads as "テーブルの下で鏡を見つけたぞ。" in regular japanese. More or less literally translated this would mean "Below the table a mirror is spotted/detected/found!". So you could easily translate it to "You found a mirror under the table!". Which leaves the question why they chose first-person. Well, there's nothing wrong with that, because that would be the normal thing to do. So my theory is that during the time AoL was made Nintendo Japan didn't bother giving specific guidelines to the translators which probalbly changed with the release of ALttP. In ALttP you have similar lines in japanese when obtaining an item. For example, "カンデラ手に入れた" which literally means "Lantern/torch obtained". Still, in this game everthing has been translated with "You found/got item-xy".

So this might be something to think about... Bakeneko 23:50, 20 February 2012 (EST)

Yes, Zelda II is not unique in the Japanese version, I think the item found descriptions were a little ambiguous in the Japanese games. The only game that really covers this accurately was Link's Awakening (You found some Rupees! JOY!), where it's sort of implied to be Link's reaction but not directly. It's a quirk of the translations, for sure. In Zelda II they did it in first person, in ALttP they went for third person, and in LA they went for third person but kept the quirky comments. The item found quotes in later games became much more matter-of-fact and less playful. ALttP still had a lot of weird stuff that went untranslated, the text for the Magic Hammer in Japan even has an MC Hammer joke in it. User:Fizzle/sig 12:43, 2 June 2013 (UTC)