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Issue #33 Released!

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by skylight, Feb 28, 2014.

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Which was your favourite article this issue?

  1. Interview with Treecko

    11.4%
  2. Trivia

    2.6%
  3. The Smog Awards 2013

    21.1%
  4. How to Fit in on PS: Starting Off on the Right Foot!

    6.1%
  5. So, you wanna be a master of? Mentoring!

    4.4%
  6. Cool stuff to do at the Orange Islands!

    4.4%
  7. How Not to Be "That Guy"

    8.8%
  8. How Not to Be That Other Guy - A Lesson in Empathy

    12.3%
  9. LC Spotlight: Pawniard

    6.1%
  10. How The New Guys Fare in OU

    14.0%
  11. Whatchu Got? Our Preferred MEvos

    13.2%
  12. XY Little Cup: How To Tang Your Dragonfly

    6.1%
  13. Viability Doesn't Always Run in the Family

    10.5%
  14. Flying-type as offensive STAB

    10.5%
  15. Arterview: Andrew

    5.3%
  16. Judge a Pokemon: The Cold Shoulder

    7.9%
  17. Movie Critics - The Panel: Double Vision

    3.5%
  18. I Mustache You to Come Back After You're More Stylish

    10.5%
  19. Gifts of Generation VI

    11.4%
  20. Aron Chef: Making the Best of the Worst

    19.3%
  21. The Chinese Zodiac and the Ubers Metagame

    7.9%
  22. Pokerap Battles: Sun vs. Rain

    16.7%
  23. The Real Smog Awards

    19.3%
  24. Sensible Suggestions for the Troubled

    7.9%
  25. Charizard: the Desolation of Smogon

    14.0%
  26. Team Flare: Gen VI Antagonists

    5.3%
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  1. Joim

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    I don't get how tennisace 's signature is better than a member of the years's involving twistie penis gifs!
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  2. MementoJoker

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    This was a really enjoyable issue, but the only thing that slightly bothered me was using 'a plethora' thrice in an article IIRC, but that's just a small thing I noticed.
  3. jumpluff

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    yeah uh idk why people vote for every category if they don't know anything about it. it's hilarious b/c rodan is afaik on the circus blacklist

    thanks for the votes, friends!!

    and goodbye birkal <3 the smog will miss you~
  4. tennisace

    tennisace another eggnog, please
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    Joim have you watched it all the way to the end? The ending is great :)
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  5. Mr.E

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    Who drew the Mawile? >:o

    edit: apparently YILX
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2014
  6. Yamato-san

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    It's still an immunity. Hell, if you're gonna be like that, then Water is also resisted by only three things while nothing is immune to it IF you don't take abilities into account.
  7. Hollywood

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    my cts always wreck
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  8. Teru_XD

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    I was reading this issue of the Smog back at college, and I was getting angry stares all around because I was laughing so hard. That Gifts of Generation VI article was hilarious! I loved that dancing metaphor part with Flareon and Entei. I literally cried through that part. To whoever wrote that, thank you for making my day! :D
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  10. Teru_XD

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    Well, then...thank you Parallel for making my day! :D Keep it up!
  11. KS2

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    best piece of art in the smog in 2014
    :(D)
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  12. T-Bolt

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    ^That piece of art isn't complete without the Tangela tossing a Molotov cocktail.
  13. Pwnemon

    Pwnemon is a more intuitive player
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    Yes but the difference is that shedinja is really bad, and i can still spam fairy vs a team with shedinja as long as i have SR
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    chaos seems to be a very promising user, indeed.
    Anyway, grats to the winners! I guess second place for Most Improved User is kinda decent...
    Also, a fun issue to contribute to!
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  15. KS2

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    yeah chaos has done so much for smogon ever since he joined, through his actions many other people have also been inspired to join smogon
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  16. Th!nkPi

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    This issue was fantastic, so much so it motivated me to get involved and submit my own article ideas as well. I particularly enjoyed the Flying-type as offensive STAB article. As someone who knows little about the metagame and its history it was fascinating to absorb so much about competitive gameplay. It was well written and I shared it with another friend who loved it just as much. The writers at The Smog are fantastic! I also liked the mustache article (the idea is original, fresh, and creative and just awesome xD) and I enjoyed the Pokerap battle.

    Kudos to all the contributors at The Smog. It's an infectious online magazine that I love to share with my Pokemon friends!
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    Great issue and good work guys, well done! May i suggest more Judge a Pokemon articles though, those were great and it's been a long time since we had one...
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  18. Valmanway

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    This was my first time writing something for The Smog, but I think it turned out great. I hope I do better on the next issue.
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  19. Tooks

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    I always love The Smog articles
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    Personally, for a newcomer that has been reading this site's magazines for about a year, I find this as one of the freshest.

    Notably, Aron Chef (Iron Chef) gives us a good idea on how to turn NU pokemon to food. I like the Candied Sunkern the most. And with Hoppip, we promote kitchen public butchering of live grass pokemon. Just so awesome and gruesomely painful to see their dying pictures (moreso to Hoppip as a salad)

    As for the EPIC RAP BATTLES OF HISTOORRYYYYYYY!!--EREHEM! Epic pokerap battles of history. Wow, and once again, mother******* Rayquaza owned sun and rain. Again. Sigh, he's the reason I hated dragon back in the early days of Sapphire and Ruby. it's awesome and badass, but where can we see the video of these kinds of raps? It would be cool to watch it live.
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  21. Th!nkPi

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    I know, right?! Plus and Fuzznip tore it up with their rap battle!! Twas inspiring for me honestly. Made me want to try my hand at writing a serious Pokérap too <3
  22. dkkc19

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    The lack of Shiftry in the Pokerap was disappointing. :(
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    excuse me,i'm new here,so guide me,please:)
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