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Atashi Kentaurosu by JohnSu Atashi Kentaurosu by JohnSu
Translation:
"So, exactly what the hell are you?"
"I'm a centaur, yo!"
"No."

The deviation's title means "I'm a centaur."

The story between these two is that one day Hansel (a monster trainer under the employ of the Demon King. Yes, RPG monsters get trained, just like heroes) is given a strange creature to train (the girl-thing in this picture. I call her Foe). But it's hopeless, since she's small, weak, has no arms, and doesn't even know she's not a centaur. When he tells the client that she has no potential, he's offered a sum of money to take her off their hands, since the Demon King doesn't want it either. So now she's just sort of this pet/mobile-table thing (he makes a hat for her which he can put drinks and snacks on).

I was debating between having the picture in Japanese or English. In the end, for selfish reasons, I picked Japanese because it sounded better to me in my head when I read it to myself. Most of you guys probably can't hear it, but...I don't care! *pouts*

Japanese Note: The term for centaur in Japanese is ケンタウロス ('Kentaurosu'), taken from the Greek "Kentauros." In this picture Foe uses that spelling, but informally she's a 犬タウロス (also pronounced 'Kentaurosu'). The difference in this naming scheme is the first character (犬), being the kanji for "Dog" and having the on'yomi pronounciation of "Ken." Thanks to wingmetallium for leading me to this observation. Anyhow, if I had to port this "new" term to English, I'd call it "Kentaur."

I'll have none of this "dogtaur" or "cendog" nonsense.

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:iconskyazura:
SkyAzura Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ed...ward...
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:iconlittlebrotherfur:
LittleBrotherFur Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please God no XD
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:iconcthulhusan:
cthulhusan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
わたしちゃんとわかるとおもいます
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:iconwxzhenghoppytruffles:
wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ha, i really thought is was a centaur! until i realized it had dog body. Awesome!
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:iconcentor111:
Centor111 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Yay a centaur that has odd spelling as well
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:iconananaskaneli:
Ananaskaneli Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The little one is cute<3
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:iconghstkatt:
ghstkatt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Cute for a minute i thought the little one gonna say,hi daddy.
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:iconmehetabel:
Mehetabel Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
すごい!! 多才な
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DigitalPhantomCat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I wish this "Kentaur" the best of luck in her life as one of a handful of monsters that won't be mercilessly slaughtered by a random party of adventurers!
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:iconsteffi555:
steffi555 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww she's cute ^^
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:iconrb-illustration:
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Digital Artist
Awww, pet/mobile-table thing. :lmao: She's so cute! X3
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Takimashou Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kentaur almost works through english as well, actually... Cause you can butcher 'canine' into it, and get Cantaur.
But Kentaur looks better.
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:iconferretcravescandy:
FerretCravesCandy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
KAWAII!!!!
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:iconthereza13:
TheReza13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Student Filmographer
Aww...she's so innocently ignorant.

Out of curiosity, what would a centaur/CAT be? I'm not one for kanji, but I am curious...
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:iconlost-marblesbag:
Lost-Marblesbag Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
perhaps "nikotaurosu"
(just a guess, my japanese is next to nil)
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno. Byoutaurosu?
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:iconbrettdagirl:
Brettdagirl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
'Cause "Cantaur" Sound to much like what a horse does (canter).
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohohohohoho
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:iconpizzicatoh:
Pizzicatoh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the stories behind every work you do with the combination of your humor.
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:iconkacihpfanatic:
KaciHPfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Student General Artist
awws so cute :D the body looks like a doggy one tho, ^^
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:iconmeaningless-name:
Meaningless-name Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008   Traditional Artist
...I kinda want a Kentaur now...
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:icontwenty-nineknuckles:
Twenty-NineKnuckles Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I love your
imagination!
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:iconyuzernameshomo:
YuzerNameShomo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
teehee, "dogtaur."
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:iconfaerygrl:
Faerygrl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist
awww...i wanna hear what theyre saying *pouts*
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:iconchangeling007:
Changeling007 Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
My sensei hates the word Atashi. XP

What is the Kanji in the second line of that first blurb there? It looks like migi... but that cant be right... .__.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's "kimi."
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:iconchangeling007:
Changeling007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
ah
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:iconartemisdragon:
ArtemisDragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Student General Artist
ah cute, I've drawn a kentaur before! except I made the doggy body a lot bigger......which looked kinda wierd, but yours looks great. :D :D
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:iconhanada-chan:
Hanada-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Awwwwww
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:iconadamingrid:
AdamIngrid Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
:love: SWEEEEEEEEEETT!!!! I never even thought of the possibility of a kid centaur!!!
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:iconchibi-flute:
chibi-flute Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
even though her tail looks like a puppy? ;p

awuh don't be like that, you know SOME smartass will do it just to piss you off..
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Namuu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
XD
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:iconmarstorm:
Marstorm Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
For an English equivalent, why not a "canitaur" (canine+centaur)? XD

Anyway, nice idea. And I was able to read it in Japanese! Woo! (You're right, it does sound better.)
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:iconbjornieman:
Bjornieman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Sudden enlightenment: she's a kyontaur. (kyon being Greek for "dog")
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:iconroxio41-50:
Roxio41-50 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Refering to your ARTist's comments:
It's fun when you see the formation of new words. We've reached a day and age where words are still coined and created, but it's not as often or as much fun as it used to be. I'm glad someone was able to counter that, IE- Kentaur!
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Bajamerican1608 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
i thought "watashi" was "i", i keep seeing "watashi" and "atashi", ITS CONFUSING :slow: do u know the difference?, if u do, what is it and which one should i use, im only in Japanese 1, help!!! DX
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, "Atashi" is more feminine than "Watashi." There're several ways to say "I," all of which have varying degrees of arrogance or gender-specificness.
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Bajamerican1608 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
oooooh THANK U!!!!! XD I feel enlightened!
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:iconbajamerican1608:
Bajamerican1608 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
and wait, isnt it "watashi wa Kentaur desu", idk, help and explain plz!!! DX
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Kurouken Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
that would make i more formal...and i personally use 'boku' :D
btw, i lov the creativity with that whole, 'kentaurosu' thing. i just found that really funny
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Bajamerican1608 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
o ok!^^ ha ha XD
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:iconkani-sama:
Kani-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
I must have a Kentaur as a pet. Cuteness overload.
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:iconmodel-o:
Model-O Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007   Photographer
why do you say that iya means no....
I thought it was iie.
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both are correct. Iya is more emphatic and appropriate for screaming.
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:iconmodel-o:
Model-O Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Photographer
lol, "appropriate for screaming", there's a word for a phrase like that XD

Well anyway... it's cute really adorable, but she would be even more cute with arms... and yes I read her story...
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CybyCheetah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007   Traditional Artist
"I'm a centaur, yo!"

Priceless. I had never thought of a dogtaur-- whoops, excuse me, kentaur -- before. xD Makes me want a little kentaur of my own. x3 Very, very cute.
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:iconfree-falling:
Free-Falling Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Reminds me a bit of Monster Rancher. :P Ever played?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nup.
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:iconmblackwood:
MBlackwood Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Student Filmographer
I don't know why, but "dogtaur" suddenly strikes me as the funniest word in the English language. :XD: Yep. I'm weird.
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SachiXhappiness Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
SHE IS CUTE. *steals*
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