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    Post by GameMaster on Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:14 am

    FYI, I first encountered the name "Doumeki" with one of my students in Japan. She was kind of a terrible student, but pretty charismatic when she chatted with me between classes. When I first saw her name tag, I instantly memorized the name (which is unusual because I am awful with names and knew the actual names of perhaps 3 of my couple thousand students). In Japanese, it's spelled "百目鬼" which roughly translates to "100 eyed ogre". I thought that was just the coolest family name ever and it stuck with me.

    In an unrelated thought, I've always wondered why native Americans often have their names translated to meaning, so they are all like "Sitting Bull" instead of Tatanka Iyotake or whatever, but Asian names which also have meaning never are translated. Kind of weird.
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    Post by WuJen on Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:44 pm

    I would imagine it's the difference in the relationship to English speaking cultures.

    Americans didn't do a whole lot of translating their words into the native languages, but rather had the natives translate their words into English.  So from the English speaking perspective their names were translated along with everything else and it just became how it was done.

    On the other hand, trade with the far east was hella valuable to Europeans, and those who went there to trade learned the local language rather than forcing everyone to speak theirs.
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    Post by WuJen on Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:45 pm

    You are right though, That's an awesome family name.
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    Post by RafV on Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:05 am

    Talking about ogres... There's a snack you guys are undoubtedly familiar with, called onigiri. Am I correct in assuming this is "oni" like ogre / demon and "giri" like a debt, so the snack's an ogre / demon's debt?
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    Post by GameMaster on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:17 am

    While one could certainly make a pun of it (and I have in fact made a comic with a character based on said pun), that is not how it is written (鬼義理).

    Instead it is written: お握り. The "o" part is added to many words to make them more important (other words sometimes use "go" instead). Kind of roughly gets translated to "honorable" or something like that, though it doesn't really translate to English because if you start calling everything honorable it sounds bizarre. The "nigiri" part is the noun form of the verb "nigiru" which means to squeeze something in your hand. It refers to the way they are made where you basically get a handful of rice and squeeze it into whatever form you want it to be. Usually a ball, oval or triangle.
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    Post by GameMaster on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:19 am

    Also, I have no idea where one gets "used coffins" to sell, but it's apparently a thing as said link demonstrated. The internet is a crazy place.
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    Post by RafV on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 am

    There's some park in the US (forgot where exactly) that's said to be haunted after a caretaker was tasked to transfer all buried there to another place. Besides graverobbing, he also put several corpses into one coffin, so he could reuse the other coffins.
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    Post by GameMaster on Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:27 am

    One would think that the selling of used coffins that you stole from actual graves would be something you did on the DL. Not openly advertise for it on a commercial website.

    I would guess these coffins were used for display at a funeral and then the bodies were cremated or something.
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    Post by winkingchef on Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:52 am

    GameMaster wrote:Also, I have no idea where one gets "used coffins" to sell, but it's apparently a thing as said link demonstrated. The internet is a crazy place.

    I suppose a ghoul would run an "underground" enterprise.
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    Post by GameMaster on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:01 am

    *Badump tis!*
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    Post by RafV on Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:45 am

    New monastery name: Dàyāo (大腰). Guess which part was snug in his coffin, and which parts weren't.
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    Post by GameMaster on Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:33 am

    The love handles? Razz
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    Post by RafV on Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:50 am

    Exactamundo!
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    Post by GameMaster on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:06 am



    A pic of shadowrunners dealing with devil rats from an old edition of the book
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    Post by RafV on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:17 am

    Soo many things soooo horribly wrong. Worst one is the guy with the giant laser rifles as arms. How does he eat? How does he dress himself? How does he wipe his butt? Lesser wrong but still fun is the guy forcing that grenade in the rat's mouth. Talk about overkill!
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    Post by GameMaster on Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:32 am

    I would assume they either can turn into hands or be screwed off to be replaced by hands. They may be cheap arm replacements from some injury, the equivalent of getting hooks.

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