Zefyris wrote:For the discussion above :
冬海 (Fuyuumi) cannot be written Fuyûmi. this is a mistake, period. LoveLive is 100% correct. There is a significant difference in pronunciation between the two.
Same goes for Kotoura indeed. Cannot use the macron there either. Same reason. this isn't pronounced the same.
This is true. The u sound is used to extend both u and o, and in that case the macron would be correct, but in this case it's more akin to it being a separate syllable rather than being extending the previous vocal sound. It's not extending it, the pronunciation is much different from what it would be if it were, thus the macron shouldn't be used.
Also obligatory yearly comment on the nominations since that seems to be the only time I ever go on the forums:
Damn it, I should have asked a friend to vote or something... Hanekawa just needed one more nomination. Just one more. I would feel a little bad for having Celes out because of that but still. Also, this is where I say it sucks the same number of nominations meant Hanekawa and Silica (whom I dislike but whatever) stayed out of the prelims while Celes and Kudou Asuka got in, but I respect the staff's decision, specially considering it does makes sense to give the newer characters priority.
Everyone in but Kawasumi Mai. Expected. It's fine.
Haqua du lot Herminium - In. Thank god.
Hanekawa Tsubasa - Out with the same amount of nominations as the last characters in. I hate myself for not asking a friend to nominate her.
Irisviel von Einzbern - Out as expected but further down than expected. I'm just sad for this.
Miki Sayaka - Barely in. The less certain of my nominations along with Hanekawa, so I'm just ridiculously happy she's in. Is all.
Kousaka Chihiro - Out. I had no idea how this would go but I was actually kinda hopeful. She was further down than expected.
Watashi - Out as expected. Got more nominations than expected, so I'll probably keep nominating her in years to come.
Fuwa Aika - Out. Funny thing how she got the very same number of nominations as Watashi.
Isayama Yomi - Obviously out. I feel like I'm wasting a slot but I still do it anyway. I actually even felt bad on giving up on Yuuko this year, yet coming here and seeing maglor still nominated both of them. *sigh*
On the other hand, I feel like I should have nominated Tenri. Probably in place of Chihiro, or even Yomi, despite that meaning to stop being stubborn. Tenri was close. That's sad as well.
So this is a disappointing but not unexpected 2/8 for me.
Regarding stuff besides my two nominations that made it, the Nova characters I'm basically as happy about making it to prelims would be:
Akatsuki, Shokuhou Misaki, Kuroki Tomoko, Sakura Kyouko, Kaname Madoka, Kurugaya Yuiko, Shiomiya Shiori and Celestia Ludenburg.