So the Saga Continues: Pressure… Here’s My Letter

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A brief little history: Blair Cline is one of my best friends, only he sucks at two things… The video games NBA Street, and Street Fighter.

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Unfortunately, he thinks he’s good at both, until I crush him. So, he responds with what he thinks are verbal assaults of rhyming fury, only to be left dazzled when I respond. Below… are the two latest exchanges between Blair and myself.

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The Meaning of “Ryu” 隆柴犬

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After exchanging the names of my dogs with a friendly neighbor at the park, I was once again asked what my Australian Shepherd’s name stood for. “Ryu” is what I call him, and it actually means quite a few things. Allow me to share:

Ryu is probably most popular as being the lead street fighter video game character. He was widely chosen by many people because of his magical “Hadouken” power spheres. As he was the lead character ever since the first Street Fighter, those familiar with the video game should recall that not many characters could overpower Ryu, if any at all.

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The image above is called “Concentric Hadouken” and showcases how magically fantastic the “essence” of Ryu is. Besides being an incredibly iconic video game character, the name and energy span deep into Japanese sub culture, including early graphic design and digital art.

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