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Reading subtitles is an art form =P
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08
to me reading subtitles is like an art form... whether is drama or anime or anything else with subtitles....

its not just a matter of reading the words of the subtitles... you also have to listen to the audio and watch the picture and put it all together in your mind to comprehend it....

so really you are watching the picture as a whole and just for a split second you focus at the bottom and skim your eyes across the subtitles then back up to the picture...

or maybe you spend more time focusing on the subtitle than the picture if you are slow at reading....

but all in all to me its like an art form... some people are better than others....maybe even some people have special techniques to watching something subtitles....

how do YOU watch something with subtitles?

(^o^)/
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Posted 7/17/08
read, listen, look at the characters...

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Posted 7/17/08
i tend to read the subtitles even though i understand what they are saying... don't know why.
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Posted 7/17/08

supermanw3 wrote:

to me reading subtitles is like an art form... whether is drama or anime or anything else with subtitles....

its not just a matter of reading the words of the subtitles... you also have to listen to the audio and watch the picture and put it all together in your mind to comprehend it....

so really you are watching the picture as a whole and just for a split second you focus at the bottom and skim your eyes across the subtitles then back up to the picture...

or maybe you spend more time focusing on the subtitle than the picture if you are slow at reading....

but all in all to me its like an art form... some people are better than others....maybe even some people have special techniques to watching something subtitles....

how do YOU watch something with subtitles?

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Haha, I agree. You gotta be swift to get through a 1 hour drama without stopping it or rewinding to read subtitles. Took me a while, but I got it down. =P
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08
We are artists? Hurrah! Banzai!

Now that you mention it, I can consider myself a "professional" in this field.

For me, the subtitles blend with the movie/anime/drama. It is like learning a foreign language, the more you know (experience/talk), the better you are. Before, I used to focus on the subtitles, but now, it's very easy. Easier than a piece of pie easy.
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hmm. for me, the subtitles kinda just go with it. i can kinda just watch the movie while reading the subtitles at the same time. and thenn, i somehow start picking up on the language (a little bit) so i don't have to focus on the subtitles as much. but it's all part of one thing for me. it all just blends together.
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Posted 7/19/08
lol dude.. i do just fine usually if somebody doesn't remind me this. But everytime somebody mentioned it / I remember for some odd reason. It takes away my ability to watch dramas and animes. It's so frustrating lol
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lol.... now that i think about it, it indeed is pretty unique..... from what i remember, i always focusing my eyes on the subtitle if i watch anything with subtitle on it... but at the end of the show, i can replay every scene ( i guess) in my mind as if i was foucing at it...
Posted 7/19/08
i quickly read the subs first then watch the actor's expressions.
subtitles shud be more higher up to make it easier for the viewers!
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dude, i can read, watch, and listen while eating/talking. BAM. haha, when someone needs to watch and anime/drama and understand it at the same time, they'll learn the techniques quick.
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28 / F / My own Island
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It's totally natural to me - I never have to rewind or anything. For some people, I know its harder. =/
Maybe I should start eating and watching at the same time, lol.
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i watch ..read..laugh..chat...read...laugh..chat..watch....Lol........i'm lying!~
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Posted 7/19/08
it's just amazing that we could both look at the subtitle and the movie at the same time

i've learned subtitles when I got hook with an anime years ago
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Posted 7/19/08
It is basically possible because the subtitles are on the entire picture. In case they are out of the movie picture it's not very easy or even possible to accomplish, read the subs and watch the movie I mean.
Posted 7/19/08
I prefer subtitles... but I don't think of it as an art form O.o
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