Thomas Yung (msgundam@mediaone.net)
Tue, 7 Mar 2000 02:43:11 -0500


Do you smell something funny ?

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----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Ludvig <tameno@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 2:40 AM
Subject: Re: [gundam] gundam wing

> Yeah, Durian is some nasty stuff. My mother is from Indonesia, and
> everytime I go home, she begs me to bring some of that stuff back from the
> farmers market in Atlanta to the small town she lives in. I absolutely
HATE
> that stuff....EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW
>
>
> >From: "Federico Makabenta" <yenm@iconn.com.ph>
> >Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
> >To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> >Subject: Re: [gundam] gundam wing
> >Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 14:35:40 +0800
> >
> >From: <Gundamboy@aol.com>
> >
> > > One other minor point. This dates back 5 years, but why in gods name
is
> > > Relena's last name Dorlan?! The Japanese actors clearly pronounce it
> >Dorian,
> > > as in "Picture of..." I like the 3rd sylable that the "i" adds,
sounds
> >more
> > > dramatic "Door-i-ahn" Anyone else agree w/ me on this miniscule
point?
> >
> >Door-i-ahn sounds like Durian - a fruit native to South East Asia. For a
> >fruit that tastes so good - it leaves a very pungent smell that gets on
> >your
> >clothes, your walls, your skin and stays there for half the day. The
> >streets
> >in the outer parts of Bangkok are riddled with it. I think the
Singaporeans
> >of this list know this smelly fruit as well. Not everyone likes it -
hell,
> >some natives of SE Asia despise it.
> >
> >I think this may have been a factor in considering the name change,
> >particularly since one of anime's key audiences are Asian American kids
who
> >want to watch something close to their roots. I know a lot of Filipinos
who
> >made similar jokes about Relena's name. :)
> >
> > > Bandai never went with this spelling, and I just don't understand why.
> >So
> >I
> > > can't blame the dubbers for this one.
> >
> >Well, they gotta sell toys in South East Asia, I guess.
> >
> >Fed
> >
> >
> >
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