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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #81
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How is thok "officially" pronounced (in the sense of SRB2's Speed Thok)? Like, is it a bit like "tuck", or more like... "fuck"? I've thought of it as the latter between learning about SRB2's Speed Thok and until a few months ago, where someone in a YouTube video I watched said it more like "tuck".

And does vanilla SRB2's Speed Thok have a source for the sound, or was it made from scratch for SRB2 (even if using something else as base)? I've recently played Sonic Battle, and Sonic's mid-air jump ability in that game definitely sounds like SRB2's Speed Thok to me.

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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #82
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...I pronounce it "thawk?" Rhymes with hawk or clock? I see "thok" and I feel asserted that it's a rhyme of those English words that end with '-ock' or '-alk' and give an "awk" pronunciation.

The sound effect is from Sonic Adventure.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #83
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I always pronounced it with a short O, figured it was self-explanatory.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #84
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I pronounce it the same way as Katwover.
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #85
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"Thawk" definitely sounds like the most natural way to pronounce it.

As for questions, is there any particular reason NiGHTS Super Sonic just ascends to the ceiling when clearing a NiGHTS stage? I've been wondering about this for a while now.
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Perhaps it's because I'm not from the US, but I definitely do not pronounce "hawk" like "clock". "Hawk" probably sounds more like "hork" to us or something.

That said, I do pronounce "thok" like "clock", "lock", "frock", "dock" "Spock", etc.
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About thok's pronounciation, I didn't mean "is it -awk or -ock or such" (I, too, think of thok as rhyming with clock, lock, et cetera), I meant "is it t- or d- or f- or such", considering "th" can be read many ways. Again, I've always thought of it as "f-", but some person in a YouTube video has said it with "t-", which just makes me unsure what the "official" way is.
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Here's something that should help:

A while ago, I read somewhere (I think it was the wiki), that the term "thok" comes from the sound made when the ability is used, so it's probably pronounced the way the ability sounds.
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Only in some dialects does ⟨th⟩ stand for /t/ in English (Thailand, Thames). Otherwise in all cases when a word starts with ‘th-’, it’s pronounced with the tip of the tongue against the teeth (this, thing)

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How is thok "officially" pronounced (in the sense of SRB2's Speed Thok)? Like, is it a bit like "tuck", or more like... "fuck"? I've thought of it as the latter between learning about SRB2's Speed Thok and until a few months ago, where someone in a YouTube video I watched said it more like "tuck".

And does vanilla SRB2's Speed Thok have a source for the sound, or was it made from scratch for SRB2 (even if using something else as base)? I've recently played Sonic Battle, and Sonic's mid-air jump ability in that game definitely sounds like SRB2's Speed Thok to me.
I pronunce it as "fock".
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Who is Red XVI? I don’t get many of the references on this board and some references in the game.
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We have a wiki page to help you there:

https://wiki.srb2.org/wiki/RedXVI

I think this guy also did the music for SRB2's intro (not the eggman part), that said. Could be wrong though.
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Is it smart for me to draw a pencil figure, pen over it, then erase the pencil under? Will the eraser affect the pen at all? Is there a pen or type of ink that's suitable for drawing, or will any old ballpoint pen do? I'm trying to make comics at a semi-professional level.
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"Will the eraser affect the pen at all?" depends on what pen/ink and paper you're using. I don't know the specifics, so you'll have to do some research, but invest in good paper.

"will any old ballpoint pen do?" For serious traditional inking, I would get something a bit nicer than a ballpoint pen. Maybe look into fountain pens? https://inkpiss.tumblr.com/tagged/fountain-pens might be a decent start for learning about those.

(Honestly, I'd suggest picking up a graphics tablet and learning digital art if you wanna do art seriously, but it's all up to opinions. I can't really give good answers for traditional stuff, honestly.)
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