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Agamemnon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[deep voice] Don't underestimate the power of the calligraphy strips [/deep voice]
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MsHannahRose



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always been really impressed by these strips.

I mean, how the hell does he do it?

Oh man, great work.
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Xilonen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm just glad the strip is back..
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Lasairfiona



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked the caligraphy strips. They are very spiffy. The transformation isn't something you see everyday.
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PsycoMonkey



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you think its possibly he could do a calligraphy strip for grass?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's something interesting and creative that I've not see anyone in any other webcomic doing. I like the calligraphy strips and how he uses the characters to mean things other than their standard meaning.
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Black Kitty



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always find the calligraphy strips interesting and cool to look at. It reminds me of a game we started playing in elementary school where you could turn the word "boy" into a picture of a boy's head. I always picture Tat having fun making these. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i am totally ignorant, but i've always wondered - are the symbols he ends up with real pictographs? and do they mean what he says?
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Bodhisattva



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are real pictographs. They do not specifically mean what he says, but you can make the correlation.
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Halen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're kanji - chinese symbols adapted for japanese a couple of thousand years ago, each of which expresses an idea or a word. I don't recognise today's one, because i'm still very much a beginner, but for example:



That's 、which means "woman".



That's , which means "man". And so-on.
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sundesha



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - it's a nice break - but it also gives us a little glimpse into Tat's artistic mind. I make correlations like that within my photography, but it's neat to see how another draws it.
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Dusty



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the thing about kanji is that there a specific ones and then some symbols that can be interpreted as anything in japanese (usually through context). translating a standalone symbol into english leaves it up to be alot of things. so every kanji strip means exactly what tat says it means.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today's kanji is used in words like health and weather.

See: 元気。天気。 Romaji: Genki. Tenki.

I'm definitely not the most well-versed person when it comes to kanji, but yeah, I'm pretty sure "force" is a pretty good translation.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Celaeno wrote:
Today's kanji is used in words like health and weather.

See: 元気。天気。 Romaji: Genki. Tenki.

I'm definitely not the most well-versed person when it comes to kanji, but yeah, I'm pretty sure "force" is a pretty good translation.


genki is a very common japanese word. i think its used for various forms of good and well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the force could definetly be drawn from how it is used.
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