**Mild Spoilers in this post from early in Ragna and Rachel's stories, maybe others.**
**Also, mature content dealing with bullying, discrimination, etc. and sexual themes.**
(I'd be good ESRB material, lol.)
Well I know one changed bit, and the surrounding context is the question that remains.
The scene in question I have so far seen in both Ragna AND Rachel's Stories. It was bad enough the first time. Then they dragged RACHEL into it and made me hate Nago and Gii who I used to like and also made me pretty mad at Rachel in the gag reel, letting Ragna possibly surpass her among my favorite characters, but I forgive her since she didn't give Ragna -your mother is a classy lady- in the canon path and instead gave Bat 'n' Puss a good smash! And obviously it makes me pretty much hate Platinum for sharing a body with two jerks.
So, the short preliminary version of this complaint I have, before knowing anything else that may not add up, is that the scene depicts something I'm all too familiar with: "pedophile" used as a slur against an innocent man who's just nice. Made much worse by use of "pedo," THE most hate-filled form of the word, ALWAYS a slur. In Japanese, "rorikon" is the word used. The direct translation would be "lolicon," a much fairer word that hasn't been twisted into something so massively bigoted. It's much more matter-of-fact, just meaning "Lolita complex," as Rachel explains in her Japanese gag reel. Since Rachel explains the term in-game, almost all BlazBlue players will have some familiarity with anime/manga/Japan stuff and know the term anyway, and the fact that Deathsmiles says "lolis," a slightly related term, right on the box, I can't see people not understanding the word to be an issue, especially considering all the other hard words and specific mythological and cultural references even a dude with a crazy vocabulary like mine has to look up.
So for me to be fair about it I feel I should know what is said in the Japanese script before stating this complaint formally so I know how much of it I should pin on Arc System Works. What's listed above isn't going to change I'm sure, but yeah, want to get my facts completely straight.
To Belisarius, sorry this is so long, I know you're up crazy late, though not as late as me, so see you later, I have a killer headache and will probably end up sleeping through church, LOL. (Wait, that's not so funny, I shouldn't do that...)
And to anyone else reading this, please do remember that I am not a "pedophile." Just hate seeing people called it (especially myself!), and acknowledge that there are many fine paedosexual individuals out there--likely almost all of them--who do NOT hurt children, and that they should not be treated like -your mother is a classy lady- or forced into a silent and awkward existence. Also remember that if you DO hurt children, I will rip out your spine with a plastic spatula.
I hope I expressed myself reasonably well. I don't tend to be great at that...
"What are you waiting for? On your knees." -Rachey-woo telling you to crouch.
Gawd, I love her so frickin' much. X3