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posted October 21st, 2018, 1:24 pm


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October 21st, 2018, 1:24 pm

super-chii

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On the term “Scavenger” or “Scav”: I initially wanted to go with “Stalker”, a term from one of my biggest literary inspirations, “A Roadside Picnic” …but like, copyright. Basically, a Stalker was a person who’d venture out into an irradiated zone in search for “junk” (it was alien junk, but junk regardless). I feel there are so many ways (out of recognizable franchises) to say the same thing: Scrapper, Junker, etc… Therefore, I opted to use something I hadn’t heard as often!

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October 21st, 2018, 11:52 pm

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Ooo sounds interesting! I'll check out that literary inspiration if I get a chance~

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October 21st, 2018, 11:55 pm

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Oh it's originally in Russian~

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October 22nd, 2018, 6:27 pm

super-chii

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@MIDOxRI: It has been translated in English (a pretty easy read too). ;)
But yes, it's a Russian novel.

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July 23rd, 2019, 7:12 pm

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I'm not sure who's the current copyright holder of A Roadside Picnic but I think I've seen small press comics using the term stalker for loose post-apocalyptic worlds so it probably would be okay. But it's also nice to see a term that isn't entirely clear at first precisely because it isn't used that often.

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July 23rd, 2019, 7:39 pm

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@Oly-RRR: Interesting! I should really look into that. I'd prefer it instead of "Scavenger" or "Scav".

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