Scary noises

richvh

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I've got a sticky point in History's Strongest Disciple, Kenichi, chapter 80. Here's the relevant panel:

Panel 5
Honoka makes a scary face
白浜ほのか ちみ、戦ってるとき………
白浜ほのか(手書き) しゃげ~
白浜ほのか こーんな顔してるじょ‼
Honoka: When you were fighting...
Honoka (handwritten): Boo
Honoka: You had this kind of face!!

The しゃげー is the problem. Here's what my checker says:

漫画で流行った 「しゃげ~」は、「しゅびびびびび」「ずももももー」 「みぎゃー」などの 奇声の擬音の1つ。(かっこういいけど、こわい)

英語でどう表現したらいいかわかりませんが、
Booよりインパクトの強い言葉がいいような気がします。

Can anyone suggest something with a bit more impact than "boo" for Honoka to say?
 

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If it's said in jest, I think "boo" is okay. For more impact, I guess you're thinking of more like a monster noise, rather than a ghost noise? Maybe something like, "RAWRL!!" or "GROWL!!" Just make up something that sounds like a growling sound. If you put it in caps and bold, the effect can be enhanced. Heehee.
 

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How about "HUURGH!" "GRAAAAH!" or "DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN"?

Of course, having your scanner put the word in a large, wavy, creepy-looking font will have more impact than changing the word itself.
 
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The editing team went with "RAWR".
 
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