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by tambo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1597] so this is what happens
Replies: 38
Views: 874

Re: [1597] so this is what happens

Tambo, as far as having your friends doing something like this and then making jokes about it...you've never been in the military, have you? Are you asking about whether it occurs, or whether its occurrence is reasonable? Either way, I submit that the responses to your question would be vastly diff...
by tambo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1597] so this is what happens
Replies: 38
Views: 874

Re: [1597] so this is what happens

As an aside, when pondering the morals and ethics of a kistune clan like the Sawatari's it would do well to refer back to the special sketch strips Visiting the Family Shrine https://megatokyo.com/strip/1490 and https://megatokyo.com/strip/1491 where grandma 8 tails explains that they are indeed mo...
by tambo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1597] so this is what happens
Replies: 38
Views: 874

Re: [1597] so this is what happens

No, I got that. But as distraction tactics go, this one is totally not acceptable.

And note that Ashe is playing along.
by tambo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1597] so this is what happens
Replies: 38
Views: 874

Re: [1597] so this is what happens

I’m gonna go on record as really not enjoying this one. I get that Ping didn’t know any better. But the tone of this comic is “yeah okay it’s wrong but it’s still kind of funny.” I don’t agree and I find repulsive. If any of my friends discovered video of me having sex, in circumstances in which I d...
by tambo
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1596] reference material
Replies: 60
Views: 4184

Re: [1596] reference material

S1arburst wrote:
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:52 pm
Hm, just noticing that Largo's broken nose has healed amazingly quickly. In fact, in panel 3, he looks almost too pretty compared to how he's usually drawn.
What do you mean, "quickly?" It happened seven years ago. ( https://megatokyo.com/strip/1396 )
by tambo
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before
Replies: 45
Views: 75098

Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Erika is trying to cajole Piro into writing for a character based on Miho, but /not/ exactly her... This will be an interesting when he realises what they both are talking about. Since Miho is 100% off-script for her own story now, won't Moeko's plot line essentially become Miho's reality? If so, t...
by tambo
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before
Replies: 45
Views: 75098

Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

While that is why Piro and Kimiko are there, it really isn't why Megumi is there or in that state. Eric is very off track if she was thinking that's what was going on between Piro and Megumi. Oh. OH. Oh sh-- Yeah, I didn't get that context at all. Erica finds Piro out in the hall with rando foxgirl...
by tambo
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before
Replies: 45
Views: 75098

Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

However, my first impression of the writing assignment is that she's talking about Kimiko; i.e.: she's misreading the mood and telling him "good job getting Kimiko to loosen up*, now do it some more!" Er - that doesn't make much sense, given her comment in p4. Erika knows why she's there, and she b...
by tambo
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1593] I win
Replies: 40
Views: 27304

Re: [1593] I win

Look at the last panel in particular. Look at her eyes and the flood of tears rolling down her face. That does not look like a woman who has it together. That looks like a woman who's about to lose it. People "lose it" in all sorts of different ways. From personal experience - every woman I've ever...
by tambo
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1593] I win
Replies: 40
Views: 27304

Re: [1593] I win

Tambo, I would say that those last three panels show a woman who is RAPIDLY transitioning from happiness for her friend to outright despair over her own situation. She looks to be literally only moments away from a full breakdown. Really? She seems a lot more coherent in this whole page than she wa...
by tambo
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1593] I win
Replies: 40
Views: 27304

Re: [1593] I win

He is over the relationship with Tohoya; she just has to resolve her issues. Okay, looking back - 1437 is their last interaction, before Miho is whisked away by Junpei. Piro's story goes: 1455 : Kimiko hatches a plan to pretend to be Miho. 1459 : Piro plays out this scene with Kimiko, which rather ...
by tambo
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1593] I win
Replies: 40
Views: 27304

Re: [1593] I win

Bottom-left panel: lolsob at "winning" the competition. Bottom-right panel: authentic satisfaction about her friend's happiness. The fact that she can set aside her trauma over her stunning realization just a few moments ago, and take such joy in her friend's fulfillment, is genuinely touching. Also...
by tambo
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 41856

Re: [1588] things left behind

Last year, Sarah got laid off when covid hit, and they got by for a little while on unemployment, but then Fred had to go get a better bus-driving job to be able to pay the bills, which meant fewer hours to comic. His dad's Parkinson's getting worse also had Fred spending a lot of time taking him t...
by tambo
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 41856

Re: [1588] things left behind

Considering the fact that this is basically free entertainment (although I have been busy trying to track down and buy all the hard copies I can find), I think our illustrious creator can and SHOULD be given as much slack as he needs. In general, I agree with you, but there is a finer point to be m...
by tambo
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 41856

Re: [1588] things left behind

If it turns out Piro/Kimiko spent the night more ... significantly, I think I would actually be disappointed. They have known each other for about a month (or did I miscount time?). Feels way too fast a progression for a relationship. Who said anything about a relationship? Casual sex commonly occu...
by tambo
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1588] things left behind
Replies: 79
Views: 41856

Re: [1588] things left behind

Really glad that they're moving on to an adult relationship. Protracted sexual tension tends to jump the shark for me.
by tambo
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [TTDP 013]: hearing the world normally
Replies: 11
Views: 9021

Re: [TTDP 013]: hearing the world normally

If he has any sense her monitor heard that line about "not caring about civilized behavior" and is calling Masamichi right now . I'm picturing a scene like Jack-Jack's babysitter from The Incredibles . Masamichi is sitting in his office after finishing a discussion with another client, and picks up...
by tambo
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [TTDP 012] The many ways to nudge you
Replies: 13
Views: 11405

Re: [TTDP 012] The many ways to nudge you

Am I the only one who is at least as interested in the continuing story of Chokky as the next chapter in MegaTokyo? And maybe more so?

I'm really enjoying the fresh subject matter and the characters here. Very different from the main story line. It's great and I want more.
by tambo
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1581] can't make it any worse
Replies: 34
Views: 18277

Re: [1581] can't make it any worse

what ringtone did Fred have in mind when he drew this comic?
"Chitter-churp" kinda reminds me of the dorky chiptune ringtones from early-2000s flip phones, like this one: https://www.zedge.net/ringtone/34b27486 ... 92d1b362aa.
by tambo
Fri May 01, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1575] busted
Replies: 36
Views: 29290

Re: [1575] busted

Were I in a stripper joint, I might consider this normal. However, this doesn't even look remotely like a stripper joint. In this environment, being subtle about your intentions without announcing it to the entire crowd would have been better. Really? I mean, it's a bar. The central purpose of a ba...
by tambo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1571] fresh air
Replies: 54
Views: 40008

Re: [1571] fresh air

Ashe is a very violent foxgirl. I wouldn't call her very violent; I'd call her very physical. Note that in #1551, Junko was angry and trying to hurt Ashe, and Ashe responded physically but apparently didn't hurt her, which requires a nontrivial amount of care. Seems like the opposite of violent ten...
by tambo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1571] fresh air
Replies: 54
Views: 40008

Re: [1571] fresh air

Megumi does know they make 'toys' for this sort of problem right? Well, she didn't say, "those two need to get laid," in a general sense. She's talking about a shared hookup with Junko's client, which, in addition to the oxytocin benefits, resolves the social tension. (Or it might further complicat...