[Mumblings] The nationality and adoption problem

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[Originally intended for publishing on Facebook. However, I decided to publish it here on my blog instead, seems more fitting. Due to this change, there may be some statements that don’t seem to fit the context, this is the reason why.] One of the basic facts that most people know about me is, I love…

It’s easier to plagiarize than to make own music

By Vadim Dovganyuk

While listening music, you might notice songs which make you go “that sounds familiar”. But still, you decide to ignore it and forget about it. And even if you do realize the exact song, you might suppose the rights were bought or given… Some recent examples of songs which use tunes of other songs are…

Short opinion: Five Feet Apart

By Vladislav

Tonight I watched Five Feet Apart together with my girlfriend. We watched it together by online means as COVID just gives too many risks for my health to watch it together in our regular life. And as someone with cystic fibrosis, I have to admit that I feel really mixed about the movie. On 1…

Not more, not less, just you.

By Vladislav

“Because you could maybe judge me..?”It hit me hard when my girlfriend said these words. In my mind the only words that show are, “how could I ever judge her?” It was during a conversation about weight when she uttered those words. I never even considered the possibility of judging her about anything. In fact,…

Copyright or sharing publicly online, but not both

By Vadim Dovganyuk

If you are a content creator, you probably have experienced it at least once, someone shamelessly copying your content. However, you could simply contact the website owner and get it removed, right? Well, the answer to that is actually often a simple “no”. But why you might ask? Well, that’s because most often you allowed…

The 5 most asked music translation questions

By Vadim Dovganyuk

It has been asked to make an overview of some of the most asked questions I received regarding the translations, and subtitling, I do of music videos. So, without further ado, here are the 5 most asked questions and my answers to them. What software do you use? I use a combination of NCH Software’s…

Words are the problem

By Vadim Dovganyuk

As my blog is kind of an extension of my Twitter profile, it is likely that you have read the following Tweet: My mind has been preoccupied this week, hence no songs of the day that I usually do.Henceforth, a #SongOfTheWeek for once.Which is a song that after 11 years still has the best message,…

Beyond what is regular

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Don’t take this the wrong way, but did you know that a needle could be used as a replacement of scissors or a knife? Probably your answer is no, and don’t worry, it is not something you need to know regardless. Seems like a ridiculous thing to even know, yet, if you are like me…

We were born to learn, but remain ignorant

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Ever heard of that saying that we were not born with ignorance, but we were taught to be ignorant? That saying kind of shows ignorance in its own, as it misses the point completely. The reality is that we were not born with the understanding of everything, meaning that we were actually born ignorant. Just…