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Want to write for The Smog? (Yes, you do!)

Discussion in 'The Smog' started by Jimbo, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. Mazz

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    I honestly can't come up with any ideas that haven't been mentioned yet, but I'd love to write an article for The Smog. Even if it happens to be some minuscule topic that no one else want to write about, I'd do it.
  2. ObsidianRanger

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    Don't know if it's very Smogony, but someone could write a short nuzlocke article.
  3. BreloomOfSteel

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    I would love to right for the smog!
    Maybe a Battle of the Week commentary and narration article >.>
  4. Zephyr

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    I think we should have an article covering the current Little Cup metagame and trends. (I'd be happy to write or co-write with some of the other LC people)
  5. November Blue

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    I'd be interested in writing something. The smog is always an amazing read, and I'd be happy to contribute to it!

    I need to look around and do my homework, see whats going on. When is the next issue going to be released? Are we working on anything at this time?
  6. JSND

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    I think i can write some underapreciated mon thread. I have seen some underapp'ed sets in the meta that many seems to ignore But good.
  7. Marioaddict

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    Pictures, you say?

    well, I don't consider myself a great artist (heck, I barely consider myself a good artist!), but I do have a pokemon comic series. I have about 3 pages posted on my deviantart profile: http://marioaddict.deviantart.com/
    If you're interested, please PM me.
  8. MackTheKnife

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    Hey guys im kinda interested in writing a type analysis. Is there a type thats free?
    Im not saying im 100% gong to do one, but it seems interesting
  9. Ninja-persian

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    Hey, I am interested in writing for the smog. Although I'm not a native English speaker, I am fluent in the language and would be willing to write or help in anything at the smog!
  10. Wynought

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    We should have an article about the less publicized, possibly forgotten tiers - mainly NU. Haha, but seriously, we should.
  11. Requiem[9]

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    I've been meaning to ask for this for a while, but... I haven't. I wanted to say how much I liked the "When a Match is Crit or Miss" article and how it would be nice to see more like it. That is to say, good players annotating a battle between good players. The centerpiece of the article was an discussion of the impact of hax in pokemon, but the real draw was the match analysis. In most other games -- chess, Starcraft -- most of the learning comes from hearing matches between higher class players explained, something which doesn't happen in pokemon. Most warstories, which are the closest thing, are random players playing random players. I guess the reason is that most good pokemon players cbf to explain themselves, which is understandable given the smaller community. But, for instance, while Phil's Protips were really helpful, they would have been ever better if they'd been wrapped in a practical application of their ideas. I was hoping to see more like it -- though, with an understandable delay due to the introduction of fifth gen -- but it doesn't seem like more are coming. So I thought I'd ask. There's not much I could do to help something like this, but I'd contribute whatever I could. If you want a "mediocre player's corner" for beginners who can't understand the thought processes of players like EW yet, I could write that.

    I'm not sure if someone else has asked for this already. Someone probably has. Sorry if that's the case.
  12. guddagudda

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    I write well, and would gladly write for The Smog. Toss me an idea and I can write a novel on it, if need be.
  13. gookie

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    I'm interested in writing or GP checks. I don't have that much in way of ideas, however, I have a decent knowledge of most V gen metagames.
  14. Moo

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    Agreeing with this
  15. Brawler1235

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    Agreeing, but it should wait until after the bans.
  16. NeoSeth

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    Yeah, I'd love to contribute to upcoming LC articles. It's pretty much the only meta I play at this point.
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    I'd be happy to get this afloat if we get the okay for it.
  18. smashlloyd20

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    I can help with an LC article too.
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  20. Alpha Werewolf

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    I would love to see an article on getting started with competitive pokemon. It can be quite overwhelming if the last time you really played was GSC.
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    This might help with that.
  22. Alpha Werewolf

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    I've read that; What I mean is something that serves, not as an introduction to pokemon itself, but as a guide to playing in a given metagame. What leads are the most common and what strategies they employ, notable threats, themed teams to watch out for - that kind of stuff.
  23. cosmicexplorer

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    Then what you're looking for is probably along the lines of a threat list, i.e. this.

    There have been articles in the Smog before about notable threats and whatnot, like this OU metagame analysis in issue 8. Is that what you're looking for?
  24. Alpha Werewolf

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    I was thinking along the lines of a threat analysis for the most common threats and leads, and some gimmick teams (e.g. Hail), that goes into detail with common movesets and suggested counters. Basically: an in-depth threat analysis, moreso than the ones like you linked from issue 8, which are good but not quite as in-depth as I'd like.

    It could be interesting to run that article once every three months, now that I think about it.
  25. Ashenlock

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    When I start playing the Global Battle Union I can write an article about the battles, trends in items/pokemon/weather effects, and anything else that might be interesting, if there is a need for such information in the Smog.
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