The rules are slightly different than in BTGs:
- People post what languages they're offering. Note that in FUBARs TWO texts are used, one going forwards through the chain and the other one backwards. So when you offer a language you must be aware that you might get to translate both from and into it.
- The OP creates a chain (or various chains, if the number of participants allows) of users specifying what languages they're going to translate.
- A date is selected for the game to start. Once that date comes the text is passed to be continuously translated during the following days. The translated text is passed to the next person with a copy for the game's organizer.
- The text reaches the people at the ends of the chain(s), and results are posted. Hilarity ensues.
- You have 5 days to provide a translation. (Although ideally you'd get it done in less than that.) Once your time is over, your name goes out of the chain and we look for a solution (asking another member to do the translation or rearranging the chains). This is just to keep the game going... If you haven't translated it in 4 days, you'll receive some message with words of encouragement, if that is what you need.
- In order to appreciate translation upfuckery better, for those of you translating into a language that is not English, you will have to send me a translation of the text into English too. It's just much easier to trace changes this way.
For past examples (and inspiration) here's the FUBARs 1-3...
So... What do you guys say? ^^
Serafín English → Chinese
Momonga Chinese → Japanese
Jaakuuta Japanese → Russian
Saaropean Russian → Swedish
Заря Swedish → German
Bizet German → Portuguese
loqu Portuguese → Catalan
culúrien Catalan → Spanish
Satsuma Spanish → Korean
míkl Korean → French
Bryon French → Finnish
Muisje Finnish → German/English
Muisje English → French
Bryon French → English
míkl English → French
Satsuma French → Spanish
Serafín Spanish → Latin
loqu Latin → Portuguese
Saaropean Portuguese → Russian/English