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(NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:15 pm
by Watermelon
Hello everyone. I'm here today to argue for why I think "Kitsune" is an inappropriate team name in ZHL.

When we think about words and their meanings, it's important to note that every word has a definition and a connotation. The definition of the word is it's original meaning. The connotation is the word's current meaning. For many words, these two are the same. "Chair" has both a literal definition of something you sit on, and a connotation of something you sit on.

However, there are words where the definition and connotation are not the same. A prime example of this is the word "Cock", which is defined as a rooster in any dictionary, but actually usually refers to a penis in western culture. Another example is "Bitch", which by definition means "female dog", but we all know that's not what the connotation is.

In their attempt to appease an owner in ZHL S14, league management has deemed "Kitsune" to be a fine word for a team name because of it's literal definition, "fox". However.. a quick google search of the word Kitsune brings up something a bit different. It turns out that the connotation of Kitsune is actually an overly sexualized part-human, part-fox person.

Here's the kinda stuff you'll find by searching Kitsune:

(NSFW) https://www.imagekind.com/Kitsune_art?I ... ddcd783552
(NSFW) http://powerlisting.wikia.com/wiki/Kitsune_Physiology
(NSFW) https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... n3KZsqPUcA


Other forms of media besides artwork support this more-than-just-a-fox connotation of Kitsune:

D&D: "In their natural form kitsune are anthromorphic foxes..." (https://www.dndbeyond.com/characters/races/2542-kitsune)

Pathfinder: "Kitsune possess two forms: that of an attractive human of slender build with salient eyes, and their true form of an anthropomorphic fox..." (https://www.d20pfsrd.com/races/other-ra ... g-kitsune/)

Wikipedia: "Kitsunetsuki (Japanese: 狐憑き, 狐付き), also written kitsune-tsuki, literally means "the state of being possessed by a fox". The victim is usually a young woman, whom the fox enters beneath her fingernails or through her breasts."

Supernatural Wiki: "A kitsune is a creature that, in appearance, looks somewhat similar to werewolves, but with a more fox-like than wolf-like appearance..." (http://supernatural.wikia.com/wiki/Kitsune)


It is clear that Kitsune means more than "a fox", just as the definition of cock as "a rooster" does not really indicate what the word means in modern culture. I plead management to remove this disgraceful team name from ZHL discussion.

Of course.. if they deem the literal definition to be the only thing that matters when using a word in a team name, then my new team name is ready!

Presenting...

Image

The Turkey Cocks!

-The location of Turkey is canon in starcraft, as Earth (and therefore, the fox) exists.
-Cock only means rooster, just as Kitsune only means fox.
-I made a logo.

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:24 pm
by Watermelon
also it’s insane that the same management claiming Kitsune is fine, ruled against Golden State Storms just a season ago

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:35 pm
by Pinkamena
I literally just wanted a fox team because foxes are my favorite animals. Sorry for choosing the wrong name.

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 pm
by forumusername
sly jerks off to fox porn!!!!!!!!!!

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:06 pm
by Pinkamena
Also, literally look up Kitsune in Google search. https://www.google.com/search?q=kitsune ... 976#imgrc=_

If you cherry pick, you can find some "sexual" pictures, but it sure seems to me that the overwhelming majority of pictures there aren't sexual.

Also, there was literally a pro CS:GO team called Kitsune https://www.hltv.org/team/8122/kitsune

Even in Bing with SafeSearch off, it seems pretty tame for the most part https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ki ... ORM=HDRSC2

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:22 pm
by TinyTerran

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:22 pm
by TinyTerran
blizzard approved

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:03 am
by Moda
I don't think it's that big of a deal, she clearly didn't mean it in a sexual manner.

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:34 am
by Blitz
is assertive a man or woman? Also why not just name it Halycon Foxes?

Re: (NSFW) Kitsune as a team name

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:29 am
by forumusername
exterminate the abominations