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Postby Rocket Axxonu » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:14 am

Hey David! Welcome to the forums!! C:

As you've probably noticed, it's pretty slow around here these days (I keep hoping they'll actually make the movie and we'll get a flood of new fans again, but it's hard to tell what's going on with that x3). But, hope to see you around! c: It's nice to see someone else who's a bit of a late-coming fan. (Definitely agree that AF is more than just a kid's series, there's a lot of complex themes and concepts that appeal to a broad audience. I know I was drawn into the story and the characters in spite of starting it out for the first time as an older reader.)

Anyway, since you're in the middle of reading the series now, I admit I'd be curious to hear your responses to each of the books as you read them. C: (Personally, I don't think I really started getting into the series until the end of The Eternity Code, and it wasn't until the sixth book that I became a true fan, but I know it's not been the same for everyone, and I always enjoy hearing each person's individual experience. C: ) I think there is a thread for that kind of discussion somewhere...Though if you just want to read the books without worrying about telling people how they feel about them, I'd understand that, too. C;

Anyway, good to meet you, hope to see you around! C:
“After all, absolutely no one can help but suspect a criminal, liar, and manipulator of committing crimes, lying, and manipulating. And of course, no one is more aware of that simple fact than Artemis Fowl.”

Opal sets into motion her most diabolical scheme yet, to frame Artemis and turn his closest friends against him. Only this time she has a new calculating partner who knows Artemis better than he knows himself. [Post TAC]

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Postby davidsnt » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:28 am

Thanks for your words. I really appreciate you taking the time to welcome me.
And regarding my first impressions of the two books of Artemis Fowl, I comment that I have no habit of reading books about fantasy. I usually read biographies, self-help books or the like. Artemis Fowl is the first series of fantasy books I read. That's why the subject of elves, centaurs and fantastic characters is a bit difficult for me to understand. It was until I read a little about the legends and tales in Ireland and a little of their history that I found it easier to understand. This is very interesting! I've even seen Youtube videos on how Irish kids talk to imagine what the Artemis accent will be like! :laughing:
The parts of the books I most enjoy are those of Artemis planning something, the way he thinks and the history of the Fowl family.
I am reading the books in the Spanish version. And unfortunately those who translated it, changed the original names of some characters which is a bit uncomfortable. I think The Eternity Code is the last book I will read in Spanish. I plan to get the rest in English.
For now my interest in the books of Artemis grows. And I'm about to finish The Arctic Incident. I will always share some impressions about what I read in the future.
'A big greeting for you and for all the visitors of the forum!

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Re: New Users Introduce Yourselves Here!

Postby Rocket Axxonu » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:36 pm

Oh yeah, sounds like Artemis Fowl was a fun change of pace, then. (Actually, now that you mention it, lately it seems like most of the books I read are [business-related] self-help books, too, and a few other nonfiction kind of books...In a way, I think maybe reading a lot of those kinds of books makes it more fun to once in a while pick up a fiction, which is nice. [Fantasy is interesting, since I feel like even though each world is separate from the others, they do all kind of follow these certain rules or expectations that I can easily believe could be a bit jarring to those who haven't read a lot of fantasy. Although I think Artemis Fowl is a bit of an odd case which makes it a little harder to follow, since most fantasy stories spend a lot of time developing the world of the story, just exploring and explaining how things are set up, whereas Artemis Fowl falls more into the crime fiction genre, and even though there are a lot of fantasy elements, you're mainly left with the implication that the fairy world and its politics and law enforcement setup is actually pretty similar to the modern human world.]

Translation--Ah, yeah, I'm familiar with that. (The same thing happens a lot of times when we get English dubs of animes from Japan. Sometimes the name changes make sense and are close enough to the original that they still reflect the character well, but others the name is just completely different, and if you watch both the sub and the dub, it feels like you're watching two completely different characters.) Out of curiosity, what are the Spanish names for the characters?

Nice! I'll be looking forward to hearing what you think. C:
“After all, absolutely no one can help but suspect a criminal, liar, and manipulator of committing crimes, lying, and manipulating. And of course, no one is more aware of that simple fact than Artemis Fowl.”

Opal sets into motion her most diabolical scheme yet, to frame Artemis and turn his closest friends against him. Only this time she has a new calculating partner who knows Artemis better than he knows himself. [Post TAC]

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8336552/1/Noble-Heart ...Shameless self-advertising, guys! C;

(And if you're really bored: http://axxonu.deviantart.com/gallery/28912232/Artemis-Fowl AF fanart. ;J)

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Re: New Users Introduce Yourselves Here!

Postby davidsnt » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:14 am

Thanks again for answering. And it is true that Artemis Fowl does not really focus much on describing the fantastic world of the story. As I miss much of this I imagine that it can be a little tedious to read such description. And I think Artemis has a bit of a crime novel.

I leave the names changed in the Spanish version (the books were translated in Spain. In Latin America we speak different than Spain in a few words.):

Holly Short = Holly Canija (and "canija" in Latin America is an insult!)
Julius Root = Julius Remo
Butler = Mayordomo (although the literal translation is fine. A butler is "un mayordomo"
Foaly= Potrillo. And "potrillo" is a little horse or baby horse.

The rest of the names are the same, luckily. Well I keep reading Artemis and hope to chat again about our young and evil friend.


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