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by Okashinamaru
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

maldrul wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Of course not. You like it because when you ate it, you thought it tasted good. Ping was *programmed* to like it because it is a good source of energy producing fuel.
Why do humans like sweet stuff again? Oh, right, because it's a good source of energy-producing fuel. :|
by Okashinamaru
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

This is turning into the most interesting discussion I've seen in an MT thread in years. To do that, we have lots of interviews with people. We find out what they are like, how they feel. I suspect that one of the reasons Junko likes Dr. Gero is because he may be one of the few people in her life th...
by Okashinamaru
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

That is a fair point. Let me state it another way. It is unhealthy to value, cherish and aid someone who is unwilling to value, cherish and aid you in turn. It is unhealthy to be in a relationship where you are treated in a demeaning way. It is unhealthy to think that it is acceptable for someone t...
by Okashinamaru
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

I would like to add that if you are dating someone that throws dishes and has what is considered "not-a-tantrum" on dates normally, you should probably run away, at speed. Have some respect for yourself and get away from those sorts of people. I know that there is this mentality of "she is a prize ...
by Okashinamaru
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

It would (and I expect shortly will) matter to Junko. We saw her before with one of her "dates" and she was rather dismissive [760] . But she thinks much different of DrGero [1508] . Yes, he's paying her for dates, but from Junko's side there is more there. He's not just another old guy paying her ...
by Okashinamaru
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

First, the damage he's going to do to Junko once she figures out that she's been used. You can't tell a research subject that they're being used as such, it corrupts the information you get from them. As he's already incorporated the data into his prototype, though, he could have come clean with he...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Seriously folks, this scientist is well out of the league of the normal type of villain shown in this comic (with maybe the exception of Dom). How far out remains to be seen. I am still not quite sure as to his overall motivations regarding his research. It appears that he is at least partially mot...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Rapierman wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:19 am
Hello, Oka. Misogynist much? :P :evil:

....and that answers my question from earlier: Not only "No", but "HELL NO". Be grateful you still have the family jewels intact, dude.
What are you even talking about?
by Okashinamaru
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

MGTOW much, Oka? Hmm, you mean I'm "going my own way"? That's funny, I could have sworn I was being involuntarily forced to associate with someone who I despise, who has zero respect for me, and who is actively trying to drive me to suicide, but I guess that's one way to interpret it. I stand by my...
by Okashinamaru
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 13371

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

So basically, Dr.Clueless is developing a product to exploit men's vulnerability, but it's women who are harmed by this? But it's ok as long as it's a "whole girl" who is manipulating some guy into paying her money just for the privilege of going on a date with her (where doubtless he's also expecte...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 10504

Re: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality

Ningen 2 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Or he could be "Great Engineer" Gero in the same way that we have "Great Teacher" Largo.
This is Japan, not China. :P
by Okashinamaru
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 10504

Re: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality

"Cough cough rotten personality"
>violently breaks things
Irony much? Also what's up with the random casualties in the background?
by Okashinamaru
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1547] realistic girl architectures
Replies: 40
Views: 8446

Re: [1547] realistic girl architectures

Wait, this is interesting. Mr. research scientist doesn't know about Kitsune? He thinks those ears and tails are fashion accessories? So he is not as culturally or genre aware as I thought he was. I wonder what other things he has missed, and how might that affect his ability to program realistic b...
by Okashinamaru
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 18321

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

There's no need to drag her back to the "lab". The entire city with all of it's inhabitants is his lab. I suspect Ping's actions were somewhat unexpected. His primary goal might have originally been to produce the required product as requested by Sony. Now however, things have changed. Ping has gro...
by Okashinamaru
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

And she just might. I have my reasons for cynicism -- my heart got trashed over thirty years ago, and I understand too well the truth of the quote from C.S. Lewis below. But I like to think I'm wiser now than I was in 1987 and '88 when I locked my heart away. Again, your point is ....? my cynicism ...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

I guess, but Occam would seem to suggest that the least hypothesis is that someone being trapped n a cycle they have no control over would understandably express a little occasional frustration at that. Someone experiencing some kind of unnamed intense frustration (at what? if it's not caused by th...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Sorry but I don't see the causal arrows pointing in that direction. The frustrations I've seen Miho display (I know Invisigoth doesn't want to go as far as "self-loathing", but whatever one chooses to call it...) are certainly an understandable result of what's been happening to her, but that doesn...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Miho is not self loathing nor is she self pitying and she is NOT a Magical Girl . She's in a completely different category of entity and just because she's a girl no more makes her an MG than her being able to fight like a banshee makes her a ninja. Masamichi seemed to classify her as such. As for ...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Uh, yeah, I got that part, thanks. :roll: I'm asking what things, subtle or otherwise, that "suspicion" is based on. If it's just another "Miho is evil cuz I say so" deal, we've already got a Teddy-Werebear, and sorry but he's more fun to read. Well, why is it that Miho being trapped in her story s...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Going by that analogy, Piro was fired/pushed away by one master (Miho), was master-less for a while which has wreaked havoc in his mind, because a proper breed slave compulsively needs a master, can't survive without one ('I haven't understood anything since then') and now has willingly let himself...
by Okashinamaru
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

If you are down to that level of discussion, let yourself at least be directed to the fact, that this status quo now between Piro and his "girl" is mutual at least. You could use that same kind of logic to prove that the relationship between slave and owner is equally "mutual". I mean the slave doe...
by Okashinamaru
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

One can say a lot about Kimiko, but I just wonder, where did you get that particular vibe from? She just landed him his dream job... You sure someone who just want's a toy boy, would have done all that? Like listening to how he got nuked by Miho from the orbit, having never really seen her? As what...
by Okashinamaru
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Let's see, Piro is making love to one of the hottest new upcoming Idols at this very moment in comic time. He has one of the arguably most desirable women in the MegaTokyo universe broken hearted and desiring him and wanting to talk to him about "stuff", well if she didn't get distracted by one of ...
by Okashinamaru
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1544]-"Too Much Information"
Replies: 57
Views: 11754

Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

So when do we get to the part where Piro gives up and kills himself?
by Okashinamaru
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1542] a promise
Replies: 42
Views: 10431

Re: [1542] a promise

What was this story supposed to be about again? I think I've forgotten. Seems kind of irrelevant.