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by darrin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 4688

Re: [1588] things left behind

"without commitment" is exactly that; Piro and Kimiko aren't married, aren't engaged, and as far as I know neither of them has actually said to the other, "Hey, I'm going to stick around as long as you want me and do my best to help you." "False dichotomy" is another phrase I deliberately avoided f...
by darrin
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 4688

Re: [1588] things left behind

MegaTokyo...updated monthly! Do you ever post about anything besides complaining about lack of updates? SOMEBODY has to! Would you rather I point out that the Kickstarter page hasn't been updated since July 16, 2017? 1587 comics in 245 months is six and a half per month (a bit better than "weekly")...
by darrin
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 4688

Re: [1588] things left behind

I will see your Chekhov's Gun and raise you an Occam's Razor. Ray, I submit that this should be worth one drink for the MT Drinking Game: Every time Occam's Razor is mentioned. (It's a cheat, even if it's true.) How the hell is it more of a "cheat" than the Chekhov's Gun schtick? Either it's two dr...
by darrin
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 4688

Re: [1588] things left behind

I'd agree if that 1151 wasn't imo about earning more money for the plane ticket... Yet Kimi heard what she wanted... And I'm a bit afraid this may be another Chekhov's gun... Except "tickets" haven't been mentioned since eight chapters ago , and the only "expense" in the 1151 conversation that Piro...
by darrin
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 4688

Re: [1588] things left behind

sex without commitment? That just does not match with my read on Piro. Where are you getting that "without commitment" is part of Piro's mindset or plans regarding Kimiko? Pretty much everything non-trivial in the comic that's happened to Piro or been done by Piro, ranging from the benign to the ca...
by darrin
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 4688

Re: [1588] things left behind

I love the Mordor-phone in panel 1. "Thank you for calling the Barad-dur Operations Center. Please listen carefully as our menu options have recently changed. Satig ASH, daggog zi ta-folun. To continue in Westron, please press TWO." I will no doubt take a lot of the-floor-is-lava level hear for this...
by darrin
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1587] problem multiplication
Replies: 45
Views: 3801

Re: [1587] problem multiplication

This being P+N, the most absurd possibility is the most likely. MegaTokyo -- the only statistical environment in which antimodes are more important than the modes. Of course (as any of TPCD's number crunchers will tell you) recursion can rapidly ruin any attempted analysis: if a particular outcome ...
by darrin
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Higher res old pages?
Replies: 21
Views: 2090

Re: Higher res old pages?

Liminaut wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:50 pm
She did this because she destroyed the original MT. [...] Don't let her find out that we know; she'll make everything go away.
The foxgirl version of "It's a Good Life"... :shock:
by darrin
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2639

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:27 am
Did you know they made a live action of it?
I did not, will have to look for that, thanks.
by darrin
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2639

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

I am also finding "Boku no kokoro no yabai yatsu" (The Dangers of My Heart) ridiculously cute, but it might be more sugary-sweet than some prefer. :D
by darrin
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?
Replies: 26
Views: 2639

Re: What are you watching/reading Q4 2020?

My Broken Mariko Wow, that was good, thanks for pointing that out. On a lighter note, I keep coming back to "The Clueless Transfer Student is Assertive". Kind of a Kimi ni Todoke with elementary school kids, but with the dial cranked a lot more toward comedy than drama. (Not _all_ the way mind you,...
by darrin
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption
Replies: 59
Views: 6672

Re: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption

In Japan, it is quite common for children to call any unrelated middle aged person "aunt" or "uncle", and any elderly person "grandmother" or "grandfather". I suspected as much (from manga/anime scenes, albeit in English translation :D), and indeed had that in mind when I wrote that; thanks for con...
by darrin
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption
Replies: 59
Views: 6672

Re: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption

I enjoy watching people use conventional knowledge about genetics and familial lineages [...] to try and figure out where Megumi fits within the hierarchy of the Kitsune family I'm not doing anything of the sort. The only observation I've made is that Megumi calls Grandma "Grandma", and Ashe "cousi...
by darrin
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption
Replies: 59
Views: 6672

Re: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption

But wasn't she running around with Ashe? I'm confused now 😅 I certainly won't claim to not be confused by the details of the relationships. To the best of my abilities to seek aid from search ninja, those details have yet to be revealed, and I'm pretty sure that's deliberate on Fred's part. When Me...
by darrin
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption
Replies: 59
Views: 6672

Re: [1586] Chapter 13 - Redemption

I am increasing my bet that "Megumi didn't know she was a foxgirl, let alone nine-tailed" from 15 Bayesian units, to a million.
by darrin
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1580] with love
Replies: 55
Views: 15632

Re: [1580] with love

Megumi is one of the oldest characters in the strip having been introduced around #32 shortly after we met Erika and Kimiko You remind me that when I was active in the old forums (2006-2009 or so) the sentiment was occasionally expressed that Piro was "lucky" to have someone like Kimiko, that she w...
by darrin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1585] rest and recovery
Replies: 52
Views: 7847

Re: [1585] rest and recovery

I think his head is about as dense as neutronium. Largo is the Ken Clean-Air Systems of MegaTokyo. Although he does unfortunately still have a small particle of brain in his skull, once that's removed he'll be perfectly all right. EDIT: While I was reviewing the more memorable of Largo's exploits i...
by darrin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck
Replies: 123
Views: 22176

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

The way things are going they may all end up at the Fox Hole with everyone else. Oh no argument there. (I was mainly checking I hadn't missed something, which happens enough that I couldn't be sure. :D) At this point the only MT regular I'd be willing to bet won't show up at the Fox Hole any time s...
by darrin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck
Replies: 123
Views: 22176

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

We have both a new, young, powerful and nervous Magical Girl, and a young, brash and spunky three-tail Kitsune, hanging out together. What are the odds? Destined to be best of friends? Maybe Yaku can keep Yukata healthy enough to actually date? Bit of a side note, but sorry, when did Yuki and Yakug...
by darrin
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1585] rest and recovery
Replies: 52
Views: 7847

Re: [1585] rest and recovery

jkhartl wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:15 pm
It’s too bad love hotels don’t have cafes. You could have everyone showing up for breakfast.
They could have bangers -- that is, breakfast dogs -- and the plot would quickly become a dog''s breakfast.
by darrin
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1585] rest and recovery
Replies: 52
Views: 7847

Re: [1585] rest and recovery

I'm assuming the room is actually 2900JPY as opposed to 2900USD and Largo is just being Largo. :D

EDIT:
Yep. Nice backref Fred. :lol:
by darrin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck
Replies: 123
Views: 22176

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Like those tinfoil dudes on Star Trek said, "Intelligent converse is impossible. You do not discuss, you gibber." I always thought of them as the "dudes sitting under a black comforter adorned with Xmas tree lights" - did I just have bad reception, or was that one of the worst special effects of ST...
by darrin
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 7152

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

The animation style completely throws you off at first and you sort of expect something silly and whimsical.....but it doesn't stay that way. Heh, yes, I loved how at first the "battle" scenes look completely cheesy and overblown, and then you quickly realize it's deliberately cheesy and overblown,...
by darrin
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?
Replies: 38
Views: 7152

Re: What are you watching/reading Q3 2020?

Again I am always behind the times so I apologize for it being an oldie, but I just stumbled across "Love, Chunibyo, and other Delusions" on netflix. The first half (of Season 1) I am thinking, "Ok, this is not nearly as funny as Seitokai no Ichizon"... but it is having its moments, and pretty cute,...
by darrin
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck
Replies: 123
Views: 22176

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

we have come to an ominous fork in the road with regards to Megumi. Very well put. The more I have thought about it today, the more I see three stages that will need to be worked (more likely struggled) through: a) What is Megumi now physically capable of? b) What subset of a) will Megumi actually ...