This is sort of just a preview of the Schell Bullet project. This is the prologue of the first of the two books, Aden Arabie, but I’ve left out all of the annotations since I haven’t translated the dictionary section yet and I decided to post this now mostly as a preview. I think I’m going to approach this differently from my other TL projects because of the amount of footnotes/graphical inserts in it––tl;dr it’s going to be on its own site rather than WP (at least that’s the plan, site’s pretty much done, now it’s just a matter of sticking with the plan and putting the content there rather than getting lazy and dumping it on WP like this!).
I’m sure the first quote that opens the book will be familiar to anyone who’s seen Utena, lol. Also the writing style is a little strange––there are several unattributed lines of speech and thoughts here and there. I’m pretty sure they’re intentionally meant to be ambiguous, so I didn’t make much of an attempt to clarify where they’re coming from––that and in most situations I don’t know (as opposed to the situation with No. 6 where it was really more a case of me being too lazy to rewrite the narration to be more coherent).
“The bird is fighting its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wishes to be born must destroy a world. The bird is flying to God. The god is named Abraxas.”
“Demian” Hermann Hesse
“I was twenty. I will let no one say it is the best time of life. Everything threatens a young man with ruin: Love, ideas, family, his entrance into the world of adults. It is hard to learn one’s part in the world.”
“Aden, Arabie” Paul Nizan
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