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This reads Magpie in Chinese. The Japanese is below that but less visible. I put in some bits of my Redbubble activity monitor too

If its not could some obliging Chinese person put me straight?

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He’s just this guy, you know?

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  • deliriousgirl
    deliriousgirlover 6 years ago

    How nice, how do you know all this stuff????

  • .

    – theyellowfury

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryover 6 years ago

    All what? The oriental languages are done using online translators but you have to run the translations backwards into English again to see if they actually are what you typed in and not utter nonsense. We’d all be at it if it was easy.

  • deliriousgirl
    deliriousgirlover 6 years ago

    Well, I never knew about that!!!! Jeeeeeeze, you make me miss having a competent male around. not that i think i ever had one before!

  • Haha. We had some Malaysian lads over to do some building where I work. The safety officer (safety eejit) put up signs (for their safety presumably) and thought he was great and probably got a medal off his boss too.
    I took a liking to the characters and I chopped it up to get the Malaysian bit out of it and fucked the rest into the bin. I brought it home and stuck it on the door of my room. Its still there right now. And somebody translated it one night and guess what, it makes no sense whatsoever.

    – theyellowfury

  • deliriousgirl
    deliriousgirlover 6 years ago

    Yes, I wrote a story where a big strong he man get some Chinese characters tattooed on his forearm that he thought said The Tiger, or The Cobra, or something. He was in the subway one night and a group of Chinese older women started laughing at him, when he asked why, they told him that his proudly displayed tattoo actually says The Cunt.

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 6 years ago

    incredible Simon!
    your work stunned me for a moment!!!
    you are amazing S! loved it! goes to fav!!!!
    huggles

  • Thanks Ushna. What a nice thing to say. I’m thrilled with the way it turned out.

    – theyellowfury

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentover 6 years ago

    This is amazing Simon. Brilliant

  • Thanks Cathie. It was a good weekend for it. Might squeeze one more out tonight.

    – theyellowfury

  • Cathie Tranent
    Cathie Tranentover 6 years ago

    Be careful Si … it appears to have sharp edges … squeeze carefully!!

  • Funny you should say that. I’ll ping you when I upload it and you can see why for yourself. There ain’t but a few hours work left in it.

    – theyellowfury

  • saleire
    saleireover 6 years ago

    I read that a guy got a chinese tattoo and it read Come to Wong’s restaurant ….or something like that ……jeez……what can you do….have one done in Irish I guess :o) Lovely lovely work……your a celt for sure.

  • Good forkin plan. Mind if I nick it?

    – theyellowfury

  • Robert O'Neill
    Robert O'Neillover 6 years ago

    Brilliant stuff once again. Stunning design.

  • liesbeth
    liesbethover 6 years ago

    A big fav… great colourcombo. and yes again great detail.

  • Thanks. I had to put this away for a couple of weeks while I was deciding what to do.

    – theyellowfury

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