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by Initial B
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3769

Re: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...

Let's not jump the shark, here...
by Initial B
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3769

Re: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...

I'm not sure how to take that last strip. Fred did a great job of adding subtle, emotional undercurrents that I can feel as I read, but can't describe. The past couple of interactions could be interpreted a couple of different ways - awkward, wistful, want-yet-not-want. But right now I feel both Kim...
by Initial B
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3196

Re: [1509] - "the floor is lava"

Regardless of long-term emotions, there are 20-something hormones to consider. They should be running like freight train about now, and in particular running over anything like logical thought. <snip> Like I said, I really doubt if Fred is taking the story this way, but Piro is acting like an asexu...
by Initial B
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 2143

Re: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before

Wouldn't it be a kicker if the mature gentleman was Dom? I don't think it could be Ed. We haven't seen them for a while now.
by Initial B
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 2263

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

So from the dialogue, I guess we are to assume that Junko is still doing the Enjo Kosai thing? Though this contact looks to be someone that she may have feelings for (or usually wants to do something that embarasses her). Since Ping can change her appearance based on the user, I wonder what happens ...
by Initial B
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 4204

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Well, not quite the dialogue I expected, but perhaps she wanted to try out the ride before giving her seal of approval to the relationship.

And Inuyasha homage ftw.
by Initial B
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1505] I will take care of mom
Replies: 36
Views: 2350

Re: [1505] I will take care of mom

And I honestly don't think Yaku has a dog in the PxK/PxM shipfight... she's got her own worries. What I'm thinking is - she's not worrying about any of Piro, Miho, or Kimiko. What she want's to ask Junpei is if he has honourable intentions regarding dating her mom. She's probably seen several boyfr...
by Initial B
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 3727

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

I'm not sure how much of it has to do with hormones and how much has to do with adrenaline. In the aftermath of a high-stress situation the mix can be quite volatile. Poor Megumi, vainly trying to get their attention. Her expression I read as "Really!? I'm right here!" But yeah, her grandmother shou...
by Initial B
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 2881

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

So in MT, the Magical Girl anime shows are based on actual Magical Girls, albeit glamourized and modified to fit into existing tropes? Wow, I'm imaging MT reality folding in on itself trying to wrap my brain around this revelation.
by Initial B
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1499] Little Reflections
Replies: 64
Views: 5022

Re: [1499] Little Reflections

Not much to say about this one, except I'm waiting for Ririka to provide a little more context to the last two panels.
by Initial B
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1498] That Response
Replies: 25
Views: 2885

Re: [1498] That Response

That reaction and little squeeze in panel seven speaks volumes. Having watched the entirety of the Anime in my youth, I won't spoil it for people. But Ririka's reaction here brought memories of that final episode back, especially her line "I'm so thankful for my life" as she blows out the candles on...
by Initial B
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 7500

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

Waitaminit, is that Largo showing some... restraint and/or caution? What kind of parallel MT have we fallen into? :D
by Initial B
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1496] Outed
Replies: 65
Views: 8638

Re: [1496] Outed

Cute blue car running over her son... Right... :D

Poor Yuki looks so bashful.

Still, Magical Girls must be something to make hardened mercenaries run away like screaming little kids.
by Initial B
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1494] Stay Here
Replies: 44
Views: 6175

Re: [1494] Stay Here

I'm more concerned about what effect knowing that Yutaka's mom is hurt is having on Yuki's psyche. If she learns that Miho was responsible, is there a chance she could go dark (a la Madoka Majica)?
by Initial B
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1491] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 2]
Replies: 40
Views: 7240

Re: [1491] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 2]

The tension and animosity in that confrontation was palpable. No child likes to see familial conflict. Grams isn't helping Yaku-chan come to terms with herself, more like she's going to give the kid even more of a complex. I see generational differences here. Hopefully we get to meet Mugi's mom soon...
by Initial B
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1490] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 1]
Replies: 39
Views: 7058

Re: [1490] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 1]

That was a pleasant surprise. I could really get into the flow of this comic. The interactions between Mugi and Yakugashi seemed very natural and it gives us a better idea of how they interact with each other than the few snippets of comics we have seen them in. So I guess Grandmas are the most powe...
by Initial B
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1487] - I Need To Reboot
Replies: 37
Views: 7306

Re: [1487] - I Need To Reboot

Yup she was on a bender. Just how much beer did she drink to metabolize a belly like that so fast? I takes most people a coupe of years to do that!
by Initial B
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1488] - Less Poisonous?
Replies: 59
Views: 11328

Re: [1488] - Less Poisonous?

Also love how it took Memi a week an a half to do something about the fact that that her husband and son were vulnerable to the creature that she decided to bring in to the house...by bringing back the person who shrank Zom Zom in the first place and who, oh, I don't know, could have done this at t...
by Initial B
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1486] - Not Working
Replies: 41
Views: 8939

Re: [1486] - Not Working

Definitely a mode change, Teddy. Different eyes, different hair, different bust size (to quote Constanza, "there was shrinkage"). The last time we saw them, Junko was getting dragged off by Ping searching for faux-Miho Yuki. It appears they were unsuccessful and a distraught Ping went on a bender wi...
by Initial B
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 23308

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

I wonder if Teddy might start feeling a little compassion for Miho after this confessional. ;)
by Initial B
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 23308

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

You know, I was just looking back at Miho's appearance at the beginning of MT. Look at how she was drawn: calm, unperturbed, in control... even her fainting spells only had a moment of surprise before the mask settled back down. The first chink we see in her emotional armour is during her interactio...
by Initial B
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1484] Desperate
Replies: 42
Views: 14838

Re: [1484] Desperate

To me, it looks like Miho has had a bit of self-revelation as the knife was at her throat. However, if she really did want to live, then why didn't she just overpower Ninjagirl/Ninjama/Ninjagranny/Nabiki<boy that name takes me back>? I'm curious to sit back and watch the next couple of panels (thoug...
by Initial B
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1483] Brawler
Replies: 66
Views: 19639

Re: [1483] Brawler

I just realized something: We all know that Miho beat up on Junpei because we're outside the story, but how does Ninjagirl know that? She wasn't there during their fight, was she? If so, I think we have to reassess her demeanor and actions...
by Initial B
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1483] Brawler
Replies: 66
Views: 19639

Re: [1483] Brawler

The fact that Miho has allowed Ninjagirl to dress her up like that seems to indicate that Miho is holding back a lot of her power, considering what she did to Junpei. That threat by Ninjagirl might just be the thing to make her drop her limiter.
by Initial B
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1482] not a clear path
Replies: 64
Views: 16578

Re: [1482] not a clear path

I don't think even Junpei would have the strength to directly counter the force of a multi-ton mecha, but it looks like he took its momentum and used it against itself in kind of a judo throw. Yeah, slightly more believable, but it still blows my mind. And magical girls are a whole magnitude of diff...