This idea actually originated with SubwayJ (credit where credit is due) a while ago, but I've only now got enough time to commit to it.
I will be starting an ASB magazine. Since we get next to no recognition in Smogon, and since there really is a lot of cool stuff going on in ASB, I think that this would enhance the community, bring up some topics of interest that would spark conversation and attention, and maybe even bring in some interest from potential ASBers who are a bit overwhelmed by this whole thing.
As an overview of the magazine, here are the sections that I think we should include, subject to change of course.
Indepth analysis of a pokemon
Recap of changes, both proposed and implemented, for that month
Tournament recap (if applicable), and summary of important battles (gym, HLM, or maybe just epic battles)
ASB Puzzles (in which a scenario is given, you go second, and you have to find a way to win the match. Readers submit answers to the magazine, with possible CC prizes)
Opinion articles (for instance, we could have a head-to-head section where two people express their views on thing, like Dogfish vs IAR on collosoil OP)
Interview with experienced battlers, detailing their thoughts on the game, and what needs to be changed, or perhaps teases for upcoming events (zarator, deck)
Humor Section (i.e., best moments on irc)
All of this is subject to change, of course.
To get started, let's get some volunteers on board, so anyone willing to help out with this awesome project, please express your interest in this thread. I would like to know how you would like to help out (drawings, writing, anything really), and some qualifications would be nice, though it is not required. Suggestions also go here.
As for myself, I am a Literature Higher Level student in the IB program. I currently intern at a well-known magazine (in Beijing at least), and am an editor-in-chief/formatter for the school newspaper. I'm also on the GP team (ops in #grammar. No, seriously.).
So...let's get this started!
October 29th: All people willing to write articles have their articles pitched and approved.
November 15th: Publish