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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2012-11-13 07:00 pm
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Event: Communications Failure; Sign Ups

Residents of the Tower may be noticing the strange issues that have been popping up: the networks have been failing to display posts and comments at random this week, and next week, things become steadily incomprehensible, starting with the network and the worker units. It's not long, of course, before whatever typically translates for everyone begins breaking down for the residents as well.

From the 20th to the 22nd, everyone will find the translation mechanisms of the Tower have had some sort of critical error. And it's a really bizarre error--instead of being forced to only communicate in languages they typically speak, many will have languages scrambled. Their own native languages will be just as incomprehensible to them as one they've never heard, and even those who typically can learn languages instantly or very quickly will find it impossible to acquire or reacquire languages.

Those who do not sign up for this event will speak their native language and any other languages they know. The translators will not work, so they will only be able to communicate fully with others whose language(s) they understand.

Those who do sign up for this event will have their languages scrambled. They will speak the same number of languages they spoke originally, but the languages won't be the ones they started with. Someone who only speaks French may suddenly find themselves speaking Klingon, and someone who speaks English and Spanish may end up speaking Elvish and an Eldritch language their mouths have no right pronouncing properly. The moderators will assign the languages you end up speaking.

If you wish to sign up to have your languages scrambled, reply to this thread. Sign ups end at 12:01AM EST November 19.
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[personal profile] temptestament 2012-11-14 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
For those of us with cheater telepaths, will they be unable to use their powers to communicate with people who don't speak their language?

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As always... <_<

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2012-11-14 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
So if the keyboards are messed up, is the text in the library books messed up too? What about the warning written with the flashlight on floor 46?

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[personal profile] littlelifeforms 2012-11-14 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Two little questions concerning this character

1/ Data is built in with knowledge that allows him to speak A LOT of languages (I don't have them all but most of those spoken in the Federation, so probably thousands). Would the event temper with his languages files?

2/ His Starfleet Badge is built in with an universal translator (limited to federation languages). Would this translator work?

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[personal profile] crouching_sin 2012-11-14 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
Considering Naoya's memory and such, would it be feasible for him to act as a translator for those who have been given/still have Earth languages?

(And theoretically translate for those who are from his multiverseish thing who are speaking demonic. ... His demonic isn't great but.)

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[personal profile] princeofjunes 2012-11-14 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
For clarification, how would this event effect someone like Sona, who is unable to speak any language as a mute?

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[personal profile] friendlyfiend 2012-11-15 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Arcanaloths like A'kin have an innate magical ability to speak and understand all languages. Presumably this would either be lost or go haywire if I participate, but as a result it's a little hard to quantify how many tongues he should speak without it. (Game mechanics for the Speak Language skill would have him qualify for at least 7, but most of them wouldn't necessarily analogue to Earth languages.)

So, roughly how would things work for this character:

A) If I sign him up?
B) If I don't?
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[personal profile] dance_mypuppets 2012-11-20 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Characters from a world with no defined language -- where everyone just speaks the same thing and it isn't addressed -- are they just SOL except for castmates or are their langauges rolled into something their culture is an expy of, or something else altogether?
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2012-11-20 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Will items from outside the tower, such as Enoch's journals from Meridian, appear in the language they were written in, or will they be treated as non-deliberate for the event?
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Languages Spoken: Japanese, "Spanish", "English", "French". (The last three are fanboylanguages, if you prefer)
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