The Smog #17 And just when you all thought I'd vanished! For shame! This issue is a bit more modest with fewer articles than last issue, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be excited! We've got some lovely material here for you this time, including MoP's musings over how you can fit in, a tag-team Mew/Mewtwo featured Pokemon duet, and some talk about the awesomeness that is rotation battles as just the tip of the iceberg. I'll take a moment—as I usually do here—to thank the people that made this issue possible: the staff. Most of all, though, I want to thank Setsuna. I know that I step in and do all of this release stuff, but Setsuna's really a big shot when it comes to getting everything done and making life so easy for me at the outset of each issue. Actually, he's so useful and so much help that I am making him a co-leader of The Smog with me. All that boring real life stuff can sometimes get in the way of my being as active as the staff deserves, so this will help keep things together with a standing leader around at all times. Congratulations, Setsuna! Let's not let Setsuna take all the glory for this issue, though, as the rest of the staff really kicked ass too, and none of this would be possible without all of the authors and grammar checkers. Cheers to you all! Finally, I want to thank you all, the readers. Without you guys and your support, we wouldn't even have the capacity to write these things at all. You make this possible, and for that we are eternally grateful. Now enough talk, go read the issue! Enjoy!