Osaka Bunshin Magoshibori
Magoshi did the first part of my piece, seriously awesome guy.
- where does dorian gray buy his clothes?
- at forever 21
dorian gray jokes just never get old
hamish steele: Moon Animate, Make-Up!
Let’s Re-Animate An Entire Episode of Sailor Moon!
In the spirit of Bill Plympton’s Guard Dog Global Jam and James Harvey’s Bartkira, Moon Animate Make-Up is an animation project where every participating artist will animate one shot of an entire twenty-two minute…
Paging a certain artist I know…
I am not grim, but my choices in entertainment get a little morbid…
Death Metal English
Death metal has a unique approach to the language. Here’s how it works.
Via wfmu on twitter [x].
Doug Moore goes on to discuss how one might “translate” English into Death Metal English, including some gems like:
Normal English: “This bok choy isn’t very good”
Death Metal English: “CASTIGATING THE VERDANT ISSUANCE OF THE SOILS OF JIANGNAN”
To be clear, this is not a separate language — it’s more similar to a language game. Just like any art from a particular social group, death metal musicians want to be identified as such, so there are conventions that the art created by this social group conforms to.
On the other hand, the analysis of this particular style could be very useful for language analysis exercises. For instance, what kinds of suffixes can be used with the word “verdant”. Can you either “verdantify” or “verdantize”? Or, would “verdanting” or “verdantation” be acceptable? What do your answers tell you about parts of speech and the flexibility of English is transforming a word to other parts of speech? The playfulness of the Death Metal English game (or art or style) is actually really informative as to how malleable English parts of speech can be, and how productive some suffix morphology is.
Some quick answers:
- If you can use “-ize” or “-ify”, that may be informative to the stress pattern you are using for the root of the word. The suffix “-ize” tends to occur after unstressed syllables, while “-ify” tends to occur after stressed syllables. They have very similar, if not identical, meanings, though!
- If you can say “verdanting”, that may demonstrate that you have productive deadjectival verbal morphology. The process of turning the adjective “verdant” into another part of speech is described as deadjectival (de-adjectiv-al, [di.ˌæd.ʤɛk.ˈtɑ͡ɪ.vǝl]). That is, the verb is derived from the adjective “verdant”.
- Similarly, if you can accept “verdantation” as a word meaning the process that makes something more green/vegetation-based, that means the suffix “-tion”, for you, is productive and can actively create a noun from an adjective: a deadjectival noun.
Click through to the article - it is SO COOL and something that I never actually thought about despite listening to a fair amount of death metal
And this is the best thing ever