Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, Russia
Student of International Relations
I firmly believe translation is an art. The one I'm willing to master.
Music is my life, and I enjoy translating the lyrics of my favourite songs, so that I could share them with a wider audience.
My favourite music artist is Victor Argonov, a Russian scientist, transhumanist, philosopher and blogger. I love the way he writes his music and the ideas ideas he conveys in the lyrics. Unfortunately, all of them are in Russian, and they have no "official" English versions yet, so I intend to translate them.
Also, I'm keen on animation and cartoons. And I find it interesting to translate character phrases, since one needs to understand their spirit and express it in the best way possible. In fact, my friend and I are currently working on the Russian fan-translation of Invader Zim comic, the "continuation" of the TV series of the same name.
I'm the great fan of the franchise, I should note. Even though, Invader Zim, both as a cartoon and a comic, has never been officially released in Russia. That's why I hope our efforts will help to bring more attention of the Russian-speaking audience.
Speaking generally, I think translation is a very good practice of looking at things in a way different from your personal views, thus it helps to become a more open-minded person. Which is good.
As for the other interests of mine, those are transhumanism, philosophy, international relations and politics, psychology, videogames and drawing.
I'm learning translation at university within the boundaries of my specialty. Apart from that, I gain experience by making amateur translations of the things like song lyrics, comics, etc. As of now, it's just a little hobby of mine, but I intend to become a professional translator in the future. And I hope you'll find my translations helpful~