Köder 010

Eliza Fanshaw besiegt die Angst vor dem Tod mit Philosophie.

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PAGE 10 (Four panels)

Panel 1: Still in the same apartment where the interview is taking place, but Eliza is now on tiptoes taking a heavy book down from a a high shelf.

Unseen interviewer (1): Seriously, aren’t you afraid?

Translation (1): Haben Sie denn keine Angst?

Eliza (2): I have something to make the fear go away. Have you heard of the Roman poet Lucretius?

Translation (2): Ich weiß, wie ich die Angst besiege. Kennen Sie den römischen Dichter Lucretius?

Panel 2: Close-up around some text, the following lines from Lucretius’s De rerum natura, set in a very old typeface or (better if possible) as medieval manuscript: “respice item quam nil ad nos ante acta vetustas/temporis aeterni fuerit, quam nascimur ante./hoc igitur speculum nobis natura futuri/temporis exponit post mortem denique nostram.

CAPTION – ELIZA NARRATING (3): He explains that we didn’t exist for an eternity before being born, and that wasn’t bad. So why should it be bad once we stop existing?

Translation (3): Er sagt, dass wir vor unserer Geburt nicht existierten, und das war nicht schlecht. Warum sollte es also schlecht sein, wenn man nicht mehr existiert?

Panel 3: Eliza, now sitting cross-legged in her big wicker chair. She has the large book she brought down in Panel 1 resting open on her lap. She’s pointing down at something on a page.

Unseen interviewer (4): And you buy that?

Comment (4): “And you buy that?” is an idiom in American English, the literal meaning of which is “Do you really believe that?”

Translation (4): Und das glauben Sie?

Eliza (5): It’s what David Hume told James Boswell as Hume was wasting away, about to die. But Hume was calm and even told jokes.

Translation (5): Das sagte auch David Hume zu James Boswell, als Hume auf dem Sterbebett lag. Doch Hume war ruhig und erzählte sogar Witze.

Panel 4: Eliza looking down at the page of the book open on her lap, reading.

Eliza (6): From Boswell’s account: “I asked him if the thought of annihilation never gave him any uneasiness. He said not the least; no more than the thought that he had not been, as Lucretius observes.”

Comment (6): Eliza is quoting from a real literary work, James Bosewell’s Life of Johnson. If there is a public domain version of the Life in your target language, you are encouraged to substitute its text for your own translation.

Translation (6): Wie Boswell schreibt: “Ich fragte ihn, ob der Gedanke an die Entwerdung ihm kein Unbehagen bescherte. Er sagte jedoch, dies sei mitnichten der Fall; nicht mehr als der Gedanke, niemals existiert zu haben, wie ihn Lucretius denkt.”

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Köder 009

Der Gedanke an das höchste erotische Erlebnis weckt Eliza Fanshaw auf.

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PAGE 9 (Three panels)

Panel 1: Eliza in her wicker chair, being interviewed. She looks like she’s listening intently to to the interviewer’s question.

Unseen interviewer (1): I suppose I can understand your interest in…unusual experiences, but still, this would be your last such experience.

Translation (1): Ich glaube, ich kann nachvollziehen, warum Sie an…ungewöhnlichen Erfahrungen Interesse haben. Allerdings könnte das Ihre letzte Erfahrung sein.

Eliza (2): That’s right.

Translation (2): Das stimmt.

Panel 2: Eliza stretched out on her wicker chair, one leg extended long, her hand settled between her legs.

Eliza (3): But perhaps instead of a long string of experiences, a string that’s just going to diminish in quality as I get older and older, I might want to have one experience that surpasses them all.

Translation (3): Doch vielleicht wünsche ich mir statt einer langen Anreihung von Erfahrungen, die umso mehr in Vergessenheit geraten, je älter ich werde, eine einzige Erfahrung, die alle anderen übertrifft.

Panel 3: Close-up on Eliza’s face. Her eyes are closed.

Eliza (4): It sort of gets me hot just thinking about it.

Comment (4): “Gets me hot” is a colloquial expression meaning “causing me to be sexually aroused.”

Translation (4); Es erregt mich schon, wenn ich nur daran denke.

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Köder 003

Eliza Fanshaw liebt eine Sache mehr als jede andere, und das ist Sex!

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Panel 1: ELIZA FANSHAW (“Eliza”) sits in a big wicker chair in a kind of hippie-ish apartment. She’s a bubbly-sexy blond girl. She wears thin cotton tie-dyed shirt that stretches a bit over her breasts (she’s obviously braless) and a floral skirt and sandals. Her posture indicates she’s being interviewed.

Eliza (1): People ask me, “What on earth do you think you’re doing, Eliza?” and “Don’t you know you have your whole life ahead of you?”

Comment (1): The material in quotation marks are things that Eliza has been hearing about her plans and which she is quoting back to the interviewer. The expression “what on earth” is a figurative expression meant to express incredulity or surprise. It shouldn’t be translated literally – substitute an equivalent expression if one exists in the target language.

Translation (1): Die Leute fragen mich “Was denkst du eigentlich, was du da tust, Eliza?” oder “Weißt du nicht, dass dein ganzes Leben noch vor dir liegt?”

Eliza (2): And I see their point but, the thing is, about me…

Translation (2): Und ich weiß, was Sie meinen, aber es ist so…

SUBTITLE (3): Eliza Fanshaw, prospective subject.

Translation (3): Eliza Fanshaw, Potenzielle Versuchsperson

Panel 2: Close-up on Eliza’s smiling face, which should emphasize that she has a cute little snub nose.

Eliza (4): …is that I think that the most amazing thing about being alive…

Translation (4): …ich finde einfach, dass das absolut Beste am Leben…

Eliza (5): … is sex!

Translation (5): …Sex ist!

Panel 3: View of Eliza (in very soft focus, to the point that we can scarcely identify her as Eliza) naked, seen from behind on top of a guy).

CAPTION – ELIZA NARRATING (6): I’m not supposed to say things like this, but ever since I was fifteen, I have been seeking out sexual adventure.

Comment (6): “Ever since I was fifteen” is short for “ever since I was fifteen years old.”

Translation (6): Ich sollte das wohl nicht sagen, aber seit ich fünfzehn war, suche ich sexuelle Abenteuer.

CAPTION – ELIZA NARRATING (7): I’ve even acted in some experimental adult films, just to see what it would be like.

Comment (7): “Adult films” here is a semi-euphemism for pornographic films, or at least films with explicit sexual content.

Translation (7): Ich habe sogar bei einigen experimentellen Erotikstreifen mitgespielt, einfach um zu erfahren, wie das so ist.

Panel 4: Eliza, back in the same pose as in Panel 1.

Unseen interviewer (out-of-panel balloon) (8): And what was it like?

Translation (8): Und wie war es?

Eliza (9): It was awesome!

Translation (9): Es war fantastisch!

Eliza (10): But I don’t think anything could compare with those movies I saw in Anthro.

Comment (10): “Anthro.” This is a colloquial way for Eliza to say that she saw the movies in a college-level class in Anthropology.

Translation (10): Aber nichts kann mit den Filmen mithalten, die ich in den Vorlesungen zur Anthropologie gesehen habe.

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Impariamo l’italiano LXXXIII: Esca 084

Un appello per onorare il sacrificio.

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PAGE 84 (Three panels, long one across the top).

Panel 1: Long view showing the table set out with the portraits of the three women Eliza, Daphne, and Claudia, with other arrangements.

CAPTION – UU Minister speaking (1): Let us think of the women we commemorate today as our Praxithea, Theope, and Eubule.

Translation (1): Pensiamo alle donne che oggi commemoriamo come Praxithea, Theope e Eubule.

Panel 2: Close-up of a particular mourner, showing signs of grief. The details are at the artist’s discretion.

CAPTION – UU Minister speaking (2): Let us honor and not disdain their sacrifices.

Translation (2): Facciamo onore e non disdegniamo i loro sacrifici.

Panel 3: Close-up view on the UU Minister again. Her head is bent forward and her eyes are closed.

CAPTION – UU Minister speaking (3): For is that not what human decency really requires?

Translation (3): Non è forse questo ciò che richiede veramente la decenza umana?

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Impariamo l’italiano LII: Esca 053

Eliza è immersa nel sesso del tentacolo e presto nella creatura.

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Panel 1: Close up of Eliza’s legs being pulled apart and another large, fat, penile tentacle snaking up between them.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATED RECOVERED SPEECH (1): …zzschfwee…yeth…yeth…fug meeee…stk…

Comment (1): Eliza’s monologue here is a noise-distorted “yes, yes, fuck me!” Sorry for the vulgarity, but it is the way people actually talk sometimes.

Translation (1): …zzsìfwee…sìth…sìth…sco pamiii…stk…

SUBTITLE (2): Magnified and enhanced drone footage.

Translation (2): Filmati di droni ingranditi e migliorati.

Panel 2: View drawn back showing Eliza in the midst of a writing mass of tentacles coming in from out of the frame. At the lower right of the frame, the creature’s siphon appears.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICTING RECOVERED SPEECH (3): …YETH…UETH…YETH..FWWW yes yes yes yes…

Translation (3): …YETH…UETH…YETH..FWWW sì sì sì sì…

SUBTITLE (4): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (4): Filmati di droni recuperati.

Panel 3: Same view, with the feeding siphon now extended so that Eliza’s feet are beginning to be sucked into it.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (5): …YETH…OH EAT ME PLEASE…YES…ZZT

Translation (5): …SÌH…OH MANGIAMI…SÌ…ZZT

SUBTITLE (6): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (6): Filmati di droni recuperati.

Panel 4: Same view. Eliza is not about half-sucked into the feeding siphon. Many of the tentacles have retreated from her body so as not to get sucked in with her.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (7): …feels so good going into you…zztt pop!…

Translation (7): … mi sento così bene a entrare in te… zztt pop! …

SUBTITLE (8): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (8): Filmati di droni recuperati.

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Impariamo l’italiano LI: Esca 052

La creatura tentacolare si muove velocemente su Eliza.

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PAGE 52 (Four panels)

Panel 1: Close-up view of Eliza’s right foot. A tentacle has wrapped itself around one of her ankles.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (1): ZZZ Oh I think its fssht pop

Translation (1): ZZZ Oh, penso che il suo fssht pop

SUBTITLE (2): Magnified and enhanced drone footage.

Translation (2): Filmati di droni ingranditi e migliorati.

Panel 2: Tentacles now wrapped around both of Eliza’s legs.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICTING RECOVERED SPEECH (3): grrRRzzt yes get me fxzzshh take me tik

Translation (3): grrRRzzt sì fammi fxzzshh prendimi tik

SUBITITLE (4): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (4): Filmati di droni recuperati.

Panel 3: Closer-in view, showing tentacles winding around Eliza’s midsection. One “sucker tentacle” has attached itself to her left nipple and another appears about to do so to her right one.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (5): yesszzt…suck me…skreeeee

Translation (5): sìzzt … succhiami … skreeeee

SUBTITLE (6): Magnified and enhanced drone footage.

Translation (6): Filmati di droni ingranditi e migliorati.

Panel 4: Close-in view of Eliza’s face. A fat tentacle has found its way into her mouth

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (7): …MLPMPH…

Translation (7): …MLPMPH…

SUBTITLE (8): Magnified and enhanced drone footage.

Translation (8): Filmati di droni ingranditi e migliorati.

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Impariamo l’italiano L: Esca 051

Bellissima, nuda e calma nell'oceano.

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PAGE 51 (Single panel page – color)

Single panel: Eliza assumes a position, vertical in the water, the sun shining down from the surface, the water blue around her, her arms outstretched, her hair streaming in the water, her eyes closed, her expression blissful.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (1): rrrzz…so peaceful and calm…pop!

Translation (1): rrrzz … così calmo e tranquillo… pop!

SUBTITLE (2): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (2): Filmati di droni recuperati.

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Impariamo l’italiano XLIX: Esca 050

Eliza nuda fa il suo fatale tuffo.

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PAGE 50 (Four panels)

Panel 1: View view of Eliza jack-knifing off the side of the RV Seagoon, seen from the point of view of a camera on the Seagoon.

Panel 2: A splash in the water off the side of the Seagoon where Eliza went in.

Panel 3: View of Eliza swimming through the water, viewed from a point below her.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (1): Fzzt Bzz supposed to swim out about a hundred yards or so.

Comment (1): Material like “fzz””bzz” etc in this and other balloons labeled RECOVERED SPEECH are onomatopoeia for noise in the transmission.

Translation (1): Fzzt Bzz dovrebbe nuotare per circa un centinaio di metri.

SUBTITLE (2): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (2): Filmati di droni recuperati.

Panel 4: Eliza swimming downward, below the surface.

CAPTION – FUZZY BOX INDICATING RECOVERED SPEECH (3): crackle don’t even have to breathe…fantastic zzt

Translation (3): crepitio… non ha nemmeno bisogno di respirare … fantastico zzt

SUBTITLE (4): Recovered drone footage.

Translation (4): Filmati di droni recuperati.

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Impariamo l’italiano XLV: Esca 046

Eliza è quella scelta.

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Panel 1: Turpentine has lifted away his right hand and is now looking down at the back of his left, where the coin is now resting.

Panel 2: Eliza and Daphne sitting next to one another, both wide-eyed in anticipation.

Panel 3: Extreme close-up of the coin resting on the back of Turpentine’s hand. It is Lady Liberty-side up.

CAPTION – TURPENTINE SPEAKING (1): It’s Lady Liberty.

Translation (1): È Lady Liberty.

CAPTION – TURPENTINE SPEAKING (2): It’s Eliza.

Translation (2): È Eliza.

Panel 4: Daphne and Eliza leaning over, giving each other a hug.

Daphne (3): Congratulations!

Translation (3): Complimenti!

Eliza (4): Thank you!

Translation (4): Grazie!

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Impariamo l’italiano XLI: Esca 042

La tanto attesa partenza per i Mari del Sud.

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PAGE 42 (Four panels)

Panel 1: Eliza standing at the boarding counter for an international flight, with Daphne behind her. A GATE AGENT is checking Eliza’s documents prior to her boarding.

CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (1): At long last the preparations were made. The volunteers boarded a flight for Southeast Asia…

Translation (1): Finalmente sono i preparative sono pronti. I volontari si sono imbarcati su un volo per l’Asia sud-orientale…

Panel 2: Eliza and Daphne sitting side-by-side in large, first-class seats in a first-class cabin. Eliza is holding a flute of champagne and Daphne is reading a book.

CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (2): The benefactor behind the exhibition arranged for them to travel first class.

Translation (2): Il benefattore dietro l’evento ha organizzato per loro un viaggio in prima classe.

Panel 3: Claudia in coach class, crammed into the middle seat of three between Hiram and another passenger. Hiram looks like he’s trying to get Claudia’s attention, perhaps even hitting on her. The other passenger, a FAT MAN, has gone to sleep. Claudia stares forward with Stoic resignation.

CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (3): Most of the other specialists on the exhibition had to travel in coach.

Translation (3): La maggior parte degli altri specialisti dell’evento dovranno viaggiare in seconda classe.

Panel 4: Eliza, followed by Daphne, followed by Claudia, walking up the gangway to the RV Seagoon. Eliza is wearing her typical thin cotton shirt and skirt, Daphne is in denim shorts and a T-shirt, and Claudia is in a conservative white button-down short-sleeved shirt and a dark skirt. All three are carrying bags, with Claudia’s being by far the largest.

CAPTION – PSEUDO-NARRATION (4): After arriving in Singapore, volunteers and crew board the research vessel RV Seagoon for their venture in the South Seas.

Translation (4): Dopo l’arrivo a Singapore, volontari e membri dell’equipaggio si sono imbarcati sulla nave da ricerca RV Seagoon per la loro avventura nei mari del sud.

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