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Old 2006-05-03, 09:39   Link #1
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Poems by Frederica Bernkastel

Welcome to the thread that translates poems by Frederica Bernkastel.

In the game, each chapter begins with a mysterious poem written by a person named "Frederica Bernkastel." Her poem summarizes the theme of each chapter. The poem itself is quite meaningful as you play through each chapter.

As these poems by Frederica Bernkastel may hold some interesting things to think about, I will list them here as the anime progresses.

[edit]: I think it is worth while to translate the other poems from the postcards that were included when the manga first serialized in each of its respective magazines as well.

These poems will be updated when the end of each chapter airs. Please utilize each new poem(s) as a precursor for the upcoming chapter.

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Old 2006-05-03, 09:40   Link #2
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Onikakushi-hen (game)

Please do not deplore yourself.
Even if the world does not forgive, I will forgive you.

Please do not deplore yourself.
Even if you do not forgive the world, I will forgive you.

So please tell me.
What will it take for you, to forgive me?


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-05-03, 09:48   Link #3
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Onikakushi-hen (from the postcard in GanGan Powered Spring 2005 issue)

Do you know what is the sin?
It isn't because you ate the forbidden fruit.

Do you know what is the sin?
It isn't because you listened to the serpent.

You still don't know what is the sin?
Then, that itself is your sin.


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-05-22, 11:12   Link #4
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Watanagashi-hen (game)

I cannot quench your thirst
Because even if you yearn for the truth, you refuse to believe in it.

I cannot quench your thirst
Because no such truth exists that you are in anticipation for.

But I still want to quench your thirst.
Because I am the one the that put you into the desert.


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-05-22, 11:25   Link #5
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Watanagashi-hen (from the postcard in GanGan WING June 2005 issue)

The most intricate thing to find in this world.
Is it a needle that you lost in the desert?

The most intricate thing to find in this world.
Is it a crow's feather that you lost in the darkness of the night?

The most intricate thing to find in this world is,
Realizing your own erroneous contemplation.


-Frederica Bernkastel
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Old 2006-05-23, 16:03   Link #6
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Tatarigoroshi-hen (game)

The frog in the well was happy.
It wasn't interested what was outside the well.

The frog in the well was happy.
It was recluse to anything that happened outside the well.

And you were happy.
Because you didn't know what occurred outside the well.


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-05-23, 16:07   Link #7
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Tatarigoroshi-hen (from the postcard in G-fantasy June 2005 issue)

I was the most unfortunate.
I knew that there was no exit out of this maze.

Then, he was the next unfortunate.
He did not know that there was no exit out of this maze.

But all the rest weren't so unfortunate.
They didn't know that they were in the maze in the first place.


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-07-05, 12:17   Link #8
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Himatsubishi-hen (game)

So who is the culprit, you ask?
Finding that out is part of the story, right?

So who is the culprit, you ask?
Do you even know what is the culprit in the first place?

So who is the culprit?
Who is the culprit that's gonna kill me?!


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-07-05, 12:32   Link #9
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Himatsubushi-hen (from the shitajiki in GanGan March 2006 issue)

What is it that I seek?
Perhaps it is a knight from a far away land.

What is it that I seek?
Perhaps it is a shore that will save me from this eternal swamp.

There is only one thing that I seek.
What I would obtain will either be the kishi (shore), or shiki (my death).


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-07-17, 00:11   Link #10
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Message from Frederica Bernkastel

I am who I am; Frederica Bernkastel.
Furude Rika and Frederica are different. Shame on you if you thought so.
My age? I've gotten bored with it, so I've quit counting.

Huh? Are you speculating that the real identity of the Oyashiro-sama is me?
Giggle giggle. You are so insolent.
The Oyashiro-sama is the Oyashiro-sama. You want me to introduce it to you? It's rather shy.
It gets frightened easily so don't scare it, okay? However, it seems that you are the one that's scared.

Giggle giggle giggle...
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Meakashi-hen (game)

The little girl cried when she lost her marbles in the desert.
She searched the desert for one hundred years.

The little girl cried when she thought she might've lost them in the sea rather than the desert.
She searched the depths of the sea for one hundred years.

The little girl cried when she thought she might've lost them in the mountains than the sea.
How long will it take till she begins to doubt whether or not she actually lost them to begin with?


-Frederica Bernkastel
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Old 2006-08-23, 10:05   Link #12
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Tsumihoroboshi-hen (game)

At the first time, I do my best to try again
against the inevitable tragedy.

In the second time, I become disgusted
towards the inevitable tragedy.

The third time, disgust is overwhelmed into painfulness.
But by the seventh time, this all becomes a farce comedy.


-Frederica Bernkastel
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Tsumihoroboshi-hen (what was listed on the production diary @ 07th Expansion)

She wasn't discouraged nor did she cry at her fate.
She was beautiful.

She didn't fawn anyone and fought them all by herself.
She was noble.

She shined brightly, like a divine figure.
I needed someone like her.


-Frederica Bernkastel
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Minagoroshi-hen (Prologue)

I wanted to know the world that was outside of the well.
So I tried hard to get out from the bottom of the well.

I wanted to know the world that was outside of the well.
So I climbed up numerous of times despite falling down over and over again.

But then I realized it.
The higher and higher I climb, the pain increases when I fall down again.

When my interest in the world outside of the well began to equal the amount of pain,
That was when I finally realized the meaning of the story to Der Froschkönig
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-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-09-20, 11:40   Link #15
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Minagoroshi-hen (After Watanagashi)

Please tell me what happened in this night.
It's like the cat inside the box.

Please tell me what happened in this night.
You don't know if the cat in the box is dead or alive.

Please tell me what happened in this night.
The cat in the box was dead.


-Frederica Bernkastel

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Old 2006-09-20, 11:58   Link #16
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Minagoroshi-hen (Ending Credit Roll)

What kind of world lies outside of the well?
Is it something that is worth struggling for?

What kind of world lies outside of the well?
Is it something so attractive enough to fall and try over and over again?

What kind of world lies outside of the well?
Let's enjoy taking the pains of finding that out.

If I reach the world that yearn for, it must be a spectacular world.
Even if that world was another pit inside a well.

The key to the new world is the resolve to get out of the well.
Being able to get out or not,
A new world awaits...


-Frederica Bernkastel
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Old 2006-09-20, 12:00   Link #17
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Matsuribayashi-hen (Prologue & Ending Credit Roll Part A)

Everyone has a right to pursue a happy life.
The difficult part is to be given that right.

Everyone has a right to pursue a happy life.
The difficult part is to fulfill that right.

I too have a right to pursue a happy life.
The difficult part is to work out a compromise for that right.


-Frederica Bernkastel
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Matsuribayashi-hen (Ending Credit Roll Part B)

That's because
I'm gonna become much much more happy from now on.

I'm not gonna compromise with just this.
We are gonna take back all of our happiness that we lost.

For me, that's about a hundred year's worth.
For you, a thousand year's worth.


-Frederica Bernkastel
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