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Issue #13 Released!

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Rising_Dusk, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. Seven Deadly Sins

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    Well, your art WAS the most badass, and it happened to have the perfect dimensions for cover art...

    Great job, everyone.
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  3. Green Thunder

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    A small nitpick(that for some reason really pisses me off) I would like to say that Buffafro is a Buffalo, not a Bull... And real men use lanturn, not stupid Garchomp...
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    The fact that Desumasu didn't make it into the Stupid Japanese Names section made me kinda sad. A friend and I have been talking about him since months before B/W were released XD
  5. Chou Toshio

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    gdamn I knew I was forgetting someone . . . yeah, that name is extremely retarded . . .


    retrospecy FYI:

    desu / masu are used to end sentences in Japanese's "standard" polite form.

    . . . but, in this case, when combined with the design of the pokemon itself, you end up reading it as shortened Katakana.

    Katakana words are foreign words, but Japanese will also abbreviate foreign phrases by using only the first segment of each word. Examples include Raji-Kase (radio/cassette player) and Ame-Futo (American Football). They also use this method to nickname bands with western sounding names, like Tora-Nesu (Trap Nest) or BLAST (Black Stones).

    So in DesuMasu's case, the katakana word Desu is often used as the closest pronunciation to the word "Death" (hence Yu-Gi-Oh cards like Des Koala, Des Wombat). Where as Masu is used to abbreviate "Mask".

    So DesuMasu is Desk Mask, but also puns off of DesuMasu which refers to a form of speech.

    . . . yeah . . .
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    Was a good issue, nice job! ^^
  7. Elentiya

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    Great issue, excellent job to everyone who contributed!
  8. Redtype

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    Disappointed with the "manliest Pokemon" article. Everyone knows that the manliest Pokemon ever is Reshiram.
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