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    Default confusing subtitling of the Pirates

    Pirate Saofeng:All men are drawn to the sea,perilous though it may be.
    Goddess of the Sea:And some men offer desire as justification for their crimes.
    Pirate S:l offer simply my desire.
    Goddess:And in return?
    Pirate S:l would have your gifts,should you choose to give them.

    In these sentences, the most confusing thing to me is the word "desire". No matter translating it into "hope" or "request", it seems odd taking the "in return" into consideration.
    Why offering hope or request as justification for crimes can be counted as someting worth rewards?

    Please, I'm looking forward to anyone who would help!~

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    Default Re: confusing subtitling of the Pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Pirate Saofeng: All men are drawn to the sea, perilous though it may be.
    Goddess of the Sea: And some men offer desire as justification for their crimes.
    Pirate S: l offer simply my desire.
    Goddess: And in return?
    Pirate S: l would have your gifts, should you choose to give them.

    In these sentences, the most confusing thing to me is the word "desire". No matter translating it into "hope" or "request", it seems odd taking the "in return" into consideration.
    Why offering hope or request as justification for crimes can be counted as something worth rewards?

    Please, I'm looking forward to anyone who would help!~
    Pirate S is saying that his reason for going to sea is solely and simply his desire [his strong feeling that this is what he wants] to do so, and that he offers this desire to the Goddess of the Sea. All that he asks in return for this offering is what gifts she might choose to give him.

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