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by Sackett
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1511] "cold water and hot lava"
Replies: 87
Views: 2867

Re: [1511] "cold water and hot lava"

Miho tried to prevent him from winning before (he's not going to lose, but he's not going to win either) - her story was 'pre-programmed' to do that?, but now that Piro actually saved Miho, that part of her story is being ninja (and foxgirl)-edited; IN THIS SENSE, if Miho was one of the 'bosses' to...
by Sackett
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3636

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

Well... I tend to interpret Piro's refusal to make such a clear declaration to be because he's not sure what he wants anymore. Before the last two days (in comic) he was more clear, but Kimiko was uncertain, and she was sending a lot of mixed signals. This is actually rather realistic for a relation...
by Sackett
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3636

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

GreyWolfe wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:07 am
Fred is flipping between being determined to let this play out and saying 'fuck it' and flipping the table. He's half trolling and half serious...not exactly sure what we will get next strip.
Sounds like Kimiko is being a pain and wants to do her own thing instead of what the author has planned.
by Sackett
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3636

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

Good grief, Piro rejecting Kimiko at this point is easily rational and reasonable, without it having to mean anything more than: "Way too much has happened recently, I'm filthy and sore, and I just want to take a bath, get some clean clothes, and then talk about what is going on so I know what the h...
by Sackett
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3636

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

Umm... is everyone really just accepting Kimiko's claim of "acting" as Miho at face value? My first thought was that this was Kimiko's excuse to distance herself and protect herself emotionally about Piro's reluctance and hesitation to do more with her. In fact I thought that was so obvious that I d...
by Sackett
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 3636

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

Dammit Kimiko - stop messing with this boy's head.

I mean, he's suffered enough from Miho's head games, don't you start with the head games too.
by Sackett
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3101

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

All this within less than 24 hours. Maybe less than 12. Definitely fewer than 12 hours since Miho woke up from surgery, by my rough calculations. A LOT of things happen simultaneously. If we look at it primarily from Piro’s point of view: Oh yes, I totally agree, but I was counting from when Miho c...
by Sackett
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3101

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

I think Kimiko just wants the ambiguity, "it's complicated" dodge, to be over. One way or another. Piro on the other hand is probably feeling that this just is not the right time for this. I find it interesting that people are claiming his hormones should be running high and turning him into a ragin...
by Sackett
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 2134

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

Uh... it's been explicitly stated that Ping's purpose was to provide otaku males with a practice girlfriend, who would help them move on to develop relationships with real girls.

This has been referenced multiple times, there is no doubt about this aspect of Ping's programming.
by Sackett
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 2134

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

I think people are reading too much into the last three panels. The way I interpret it is this: Ping realizes Junko likes this boy. Ping wants to help Junko with her romance. Ping is not programmed for "best friend" advice to a girlfriend, instead she is programmed to take on the role of a girl and ...
by Sackett
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 2134

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

So... some thoughts. First of all, this explains Junko a lot better. I always wondered why she would get involved in compensated dating, but if she really is attracted to older men then it starts to make more sense. It suggests that she started dating older men, and had enough bad experiences to bec...
by Sackett
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 2134

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

Oh Ping... you don't do things like this without shenanigans happening... Although it is interesting that Junko seems to like this man. I guess one of those gullible older men managed to catch her heart... That just makes me worry even more for her, as the most likely scenario is him taking advantag...
by Sackett
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v5
Replies: 27
Views: 934

Re: [fan contribution] Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v2

Err... shouldn't these all go in the Fanworks sub-forum? EDIT: Nevermind, figured out that these are summaries of the actual story, and have been approved. Can I suggest changing the title of the thread? It was very confusing, as "fan contribution" sounds like a fan work thing. "Fan Summary" would b...
by Sackett
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 4919

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

To that, I could be prepared to say, Yuki senses feelings. Maybe she isn't able to exactly pinpoint *who* feels what and who 'feels what' towards who. (Ref. Kenji saying to her, "most of the fear you feel is not yours"). Maybe because she's too inexperienced as a Magical Girl... Wa-hey, now there's...
by Sackett
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 4200

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Welp, looks like Yaku has decided to take a hand.

Also, Junpei, this is what you get for abandoning the way of honor for the way of love.
by Sackett
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 4919

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Well, the strongest evidence for Piro still loving Miho is Yuki sensing it (since it's strongly implied that as a magical girl she can tell when someone loves someone else - unless she is the target). Also, that bit about Kenji stopping Yuki from teleporting, it's pretty clear that he's just delayin...
by Sackett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1503] You two
Replies: 60
Views: 3701

Re: [1503] You two

On the subject of concealing gender in Japanese. Japanese tends to leave it rather vague from my impression. Something about not requiring pronouns, so you have to use context to identify who you are talking about. Most extreme case I can recall was from Maison Ikkoku where a love interest was telli...
by Sackett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1505] I will take care of mom
Replies: 36
Views: 2346

Re: [1505] I will take care of mom

I'm sure she thinks of Miho as a bad thing. One of "Mom's obsessions" that resulted in a disaster and her mother in the hospital. I'm also sure that to Yaku, Piro is in the same category. (Probably has had to endure a few rants from her mother about Pirogoth). As such, I would say Yaku is more likel...
by Sackett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1505] I will take care of mom
Replies: 36
Views: 2346

Re: [1505] I will take care of mom

I just had the most hilarious thought. What if Yaku (being helpful) tells Junpei that Piro and Kimiko are over at the family hotel, so that he can take Miho over there. I mean... that sort of makes sense. Obviously Kimiko and Piro and Miho are all involved in some kind of crisis so now that the imme...
by Sackett
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 4919

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

On the subject of Miho and Piro being a thing of the past or not, I'm not so sure. I've had my own breakups, and then had the girl show up in my life again suddenly, and my interest hadn't cooled. I actually spent some time thinking about it, and came to the conclusion that I just don't know how to ...
by Sackett
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1503] You two
Replies: 60
Views: 3701

Re: [1503] You two

Has Piro ever had a girlfriend? Because I can't imagine his approach working with anybody. Miho. A long distance relationship with an ancient girl cursed to endlessly replay her death, and doomed to never love again... So basically it worked with a girl who had every reason to believe it was a "saf...
by Sackett
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1503] You two
Replies: 60
Views: 3701

Re: [1503] You two

Piro, the truthful answer is: "It's complicated."

The correct answer depends on what you want.
by Sackett
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 4113

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Piro... you're worried about being supposed to pay as the guy?

All that adrenaline really has scrambled your brains.
by Sackett
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 3718

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

Safety glass doesn't break into large jagged slices like regular glass would, although in this case it didn't fall out as a big sheet but bits fell all around. If you clean up broken safety-glass windows, you can easily find out the chunks are still quite sharp and capable of cutting. If Piro is on...
by Sackett
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 3718

Re: [1501] Broken Windows

So... what exactly is going on in that backseat? I mean... Piro has a back full of glass, I can only think about the horrific pain he must be in and how difficult it will be picking all that glass out of his back. He probably needs to go to a hospital - a different hospital - once they stash Kimiko ...