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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2013, 03:42:38 AM »
You know, I don't like using Waira for the name of the Boar Zodiac Animal in my story...

Hmm... perhaps "Yaseishishi" would be better.

Yasei = Feral
Shishi = Beast

Yaseishishi = Feral Beast.

Yeah, I think that's much better than Waira. Plus they're creatures of the Chinese Zodiac Signs have original legends so I guess it doesn't hurt to be a little different with their approach.

What do you guys think of the Zodiac Animals names I picked out for them?

Posted on: March 17, 2013, 09:15:00 PM
Hey there! I wanted your input guys on the group name of these Zodiac creatures I'm basing my story's legend on.

Which do you think I should use to refer to them as such?

神獣 (Godly Beast) - "Kami-jū"

神秘獣 (Mystic Beast) - "Shinpi-jū"


I was going with Mystic Beast, but the Godly Beast (namely "Kami-jū/Kamiju" which sounds cooler than Shinpi-jū), so I'm a little on the fence here. What do you guys like better?

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2013, 08:04:01 AM »
why don't you call them something in english weeab

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2013, 08:06:09 AM »
why don't you call them something in english weeab
I guess... he's trying to be close(r) to the material?

Then again...

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2013, 08:37:14 AM »
You know, I don't like using Waira for the name of the Boar Zodiac Animal in my story...

Hmm... perhaps "Yaseishishi" would be better.

Yasei = Feral
Shishi = Beast

Yaseishishi = Feral Beast.

Yeah, I think that's much better than Waira.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_guardian_lion
I guess all I can really say is it isn't exactly what I'd expect out of a $4.4M game

It doesn't even have mouth animations

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2013, 03:38:20 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_guardian_lion

Well I was going with the Japanese translation, so I didn't know that Shishi means "Stone Lion" in Chinese.

Monkey: Son Goku (孫悟空)
Rabbit: Inaba of the Moon (月の稲葉 - Inaba of the Moon)
Tiger: Daigyakusatsu (大虐殺 - Carnage)
Sheep: Onkōsōgen (温厚草原 - Gentle Grassland/Meadow)
Horse: Longma (龍馬 - Dragon Horse or An Eminent Person)
Dog: Ookami (狼 - Wolf) or Ookami-no-Inugami (狼の犬神 - Dog God's Wolf) <- I don't know if I can use this one or it is Inugami-no-Ookami (犬神の狼) instead?
Snake: Hakujoushi (ハクジョウシ)
Roster: Kou of the Sun (日の光 - Light of the Sun)
Ox: Torvald (means Thor's Ruler)
Boar: Tamotsu (保 - Defender/Protector)
Rat: Reinusutto (霊盗人 - Spirit Thief)
Dragon: Kokushibyou (黒死病 - Black Death)


Collective Known as: Shinpijū (Mystic Beasts)

I believe I like these names, but if you think some of the need a change or have a better one that associates them to mystical creatures better let me know!

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2013, 06:37:28 PM »
I believe I like these names, but if you think some of the need a change or have a better one that associates them to mystical creatures better let me know!
Dammit, man. You should pick names which YOU are comfortable with, and what you think is good. Sure, consulting with others is good thing too, but right now it just looks as if you lack creativity.

If you think the names sound good to you, just friggin' go and write already. Otherwise it might end in "HURR DURR I LOST INTEREST IN WRITING THIS".

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2013, 06:41:10 PM »
Dammit, man. You should pick names which YOU are comfortable with, and what you think is good. Sure, consulting with others is good thing too, but right now it just looks as if you lack creativity.

If you think the names sound good to you, just friggin' go and write already. Otherwise it might end in "HURR DURR I LOST INTEREST IN WRITING THIS".

Sheesh, I was just getting some opinions on them!

I like the names I picked for them and I've been doing my research to find the best and most suitable proper names for these characters.

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2013, 01:29:14 AM »
I like the names I picked for them and I've been doing my research to find the best and most suitable proper names for these characters.

In the end only you can decide what the 'best and most suitable proper' names are, others opinion on the subject doesn't really matter.

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Re: Do the Zodiac Animal have names?
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2013, 03:37:49 AM »
In the end only you can decide what the 'best and most suitable proper' names are, others opinion on the subject doesn't really matter.

True... very sound statement.

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