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by darrin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1563] That performance
Replies: 41
Views: 2374

Re: [1563] That performance

So is it that Erika can now snatch the pebble from his hand and walk the rice paper without leaving a mark? Or is it something more depressing than that? I 'terped it as him finally realizing that someone is actually better than him at, well, anything. :lol: The realization that he is not absolutel...
by darrin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Volunteer Request - PHP Programmer
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Volunteer Request - PHP Programmer

I was able to follow the link and download the code (thanks garapagosu :D). It is only a collection of .php files however, without a readme or other instructions. I assume these files are incorporated in a site somewhere for translators to use to edit images and add bubbles and text to them. Maybe c...
by darrin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you Watching/Reading Q3 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 11560

Re: What are you Watching/Reading Q3 2019

1-Nen a-Gumi no Monster is officially shit. Dropped. I remember when you mentioned that one and Nagatoro a while back. Nagatoro still seems pretty cute to me, but yeah, this one not so much. Even though the teacher seemed kinda cool the first time through, I have not really found it to bear repeate...
by darrin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: An Update on Things
Replies: 27
Views: 8734

Re: An Update on Things

+2
What GouryG and cidjen said.
by darrin
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: Anime Tunes
Replies: 141
Views: 54326

Re: Anime Tunes

Murren wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:21 pm
This is one of the cutest EDs ever.
The music + singing kinda reminded me of the Seitokai no Ichizon ending, and the dance moves kinda reminded me of the Kiss x Sis ending.

I therefore concur. :lol: Thanks for posting that.
by darrin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Central
Topic: archive.forums.megatokyo not accessible
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: archive.forums.megatokyo not accessible

Best wishes for Fred and his family.
by darrin
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Central
Topic: archive.forums.megatokyo not accessible
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: archive.forums.megatokyo not accessible

If we do have a usable backup but it is more than a trivial amount of work, we may be dependent on finding a volunteer who knows what they're doing and cares enough about the old forums to put in the work to get them back up. paarfi, I PMed you about this a few months back, but I'd like to state it...
by darrin
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1562] The only thing I'm ever able to do
Replies: 50
Views: 14977

Re: [1562] The only thing I'm ever able to do

I'm of the opinion that many of the people in charge of Stability (if that's the proper way to view them) do not have a clear idea of what CA's like Miho are or what they are capable of. Fred may very well have such a "clear idea" in mind, and is keeping the cards close to the chest so to speak, wa...
by darrin
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1562] The only thing I'm ever able to do
Replies: 50
Views: 14977

Re: [1562] The only thing I'm ever able to do

Whoa hold your horses peoples... you assume that what Moeko says is true, right? Can't speak for all the other horse-holders here, but, uh, no, no I don't. It's quite possible this "bad Irish magical girl" was deliberately introduced into the Girl Phase story by Stability, or by someone who knew ab...
by darrin
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

(And no, overwriting Ping's personality to put Moeko in her body is NOT a solution.) I didnt say OVER write Pings personality SPecifically. I mean they switch places is what i was shooting for. How is that different? Ping being stuck in a comatose girl's body benefits Ping... how exactly? If someon...
by darrin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

(And no, overwriting Ping's personality to put Moeko in her body is NOT a solution.) THANK you. It never ceases to disturb me how many -- both in and out of comic -- consider Ping in some sense "disposable". :? I rather like that thought about compressing a type of stories together like that. Amusi...
by darrin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

This left Arwen in a lurch, now that she is mortal, died soon afterward. [...]the impression I got was that she wandered off into the remains of Rivendell and just shut down. I'm not 100% sure I understand what you mean by "just shut down" here, but if it means anything other than death, I believe ...
by darrin
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

Never let people saying you are wrong stop you! Unless... they are like, telling you it is wrong to jump out of a plane without a parachute... Zapp: Kiff, did you pack your parachute? Kiff: <nods, his expression suddenly becoming suspicious> Zapp: Good, because I forgot mine. <grabs 'chute> Moeko t...
by darrin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

This is from the appendices to The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King. Appendix A in fact :lol:. A shame the archives are still down and I can't just point to the thread, that was a fun one. (jkhartl, was the really pretty one with "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" on top of a colored version of Queen ...
by darrin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

When her mother played GirlPhase on the TV in the hospital room, it let her see that might-have-been. It let her live her life, even if vicariously through a TV character, in a way that she'd never be able to do for real. Which makes me wonder, did Moeko manifest herself to her mother the way she i...
by darrin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 21906

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

I have always greatly admired CS Lewis's defense of fairy tales and children's literature. Or in defense of literature that others considered "children's" that arguably wasn't; go back a few hundred years and "fairy tales" were a (non-child-specific) genre, as legitimate then as say detective or ro...
by darrin
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

Funny perhaps but not really Erika's style; more of an Asako thing maybe? Asako ? Are you ^ sure ^ you don't mean Ririka !? 🤨 I'm sure that I meant Asako. Ririka would fit the bill as well of course, or anyone else who wouldn't mind a mildly naughty joke just to see what kind of a reaction they cou...
by darrin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

🤨 Unfortunately there's no way to know how long they'll ^ stay ^ there ~ given the (banking-)changes¹ which have led to funding institutions, like patreon (as banking clients ) becoming, effectively, more… "prudish" about enforcement of their "community standards" rules. 🤬 Guh, well that sucks. Gue...
by darrin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

🤨I'm ^ certain ^ I'm not the ^ only ^ one who couldn't help noticing [stuff about Moeko] You're not; and most of what you'd pieced together was more or less confirmed in twitch chat / patreon postings plus discussion here. "Externally", yes, the decision was said to be mainly to avoid any unpleasan...
by darrin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

things that appear early in the story frequently show up later as significant because Fred's written an internal backstory for it I also already knew that (and is also something certainly not unique in literature to Fred); and I apologize for my ongoing obtuseness but I also don't consider it respo...
by darrin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

the reason that it's so difficult is that the story evolves organically from some function of Fred's brain All stories evolve organically from their authors' brains. I don't find that concept difficult, and I don't feel it's the story itself giving me difficulties here. If you're saying I'm too dum...
by darrin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

No one who's evil is ever going to admit to being evil, they'll justify their actions with a fervor that might make you wonder if they're right. Yeah, sure, I get that. So you have to analyze based on the depicted actions of the characters or groups in question to work out their actual likely motiv...
by darrin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 35795

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

I think it's time to point out the obvious. Stability is not Evil. Nor have they ever been prone to gratuitously evil things. Can I ask what makes the observation "Stability is not Evil" likely, let alone "obvious"? The tern "stability" has occurred only twice in the comic so far; the first time Mu...
by darrin
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: The Graveyard of Moderated Posts~roleplay always welcomed!
Replies: 21
Views: 7640

Re: Largo is a Marty Stu, discuss

Geeze, I tried all last evening to come up with a joke linking the "naughty" sense of blue I used above and the Doppler blue shift (because she's moving so fast... I guess that would make her back side redder :oops:). But I failed completely, quite disappointing. :cry:
by darrin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: The Graveyard of Moderated Posts~roleplay always welcomed!
Replies: 21
Views: 7640

Re: Largo is a Marty Stu, discuss

Everything's subjective I guess, but, I dunno, so far the groping looks pretty deterministic as far as I can tell. :roll:

EDIT:
Is this coma ward "blue"? Discuss.