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De la terre à la lune: Post 0

I’ve been meaning to translate some Jules Verne for a while. I know, I’ve been working on the New Testament, and I still feel like I ought to because it’s probably going to be harder to retain my Greek as I spend more time out of school, but the truth is that it’s kinda boring. I’ve always been a big Jules Verne fan, and I recently was given an e-reader (Sony PS300, wherein I assume PS stands for “Piece of Shit,” but it’s better than nothing), which makes it much more pleasant to read .txt files, which means I can read those Jules Verne books I got off Project Gutenberg lo these many years ago. Now, when I say “read those Jules Verne books,” I don’t mean Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Most easily-available copies of those are horrible translations with big hunks missing, measurements translated without being converted, and general localisation mayhem. No, I mean Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours and Voyage au centre de la terre.

And, hey, if I’m going to be reading them in French anyway, why not translate them while I’m at it?
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