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by Sackett
Sun May 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1525] "This important too"
Replies: 45
Views: 2466

Re: [1525] "This important too"

So... is there some meta significance to the title?

Does this scene have unseen importance to the plot lines that we have been watching?

Or is it commentary on how even though this doesn't have anything to do with "the plot" it's still important?
by Sackett
Fri May 18, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1524] 13 cm
Replies: 63
Views: 3606

Re: [1524] 13 cm

Huh... I was pretty sure that what was going on was that Ping was trying to meet with Junko's creepy "dates" so that Ping could handle breaking up with them. Whatever Ping has interpreted about the situation, it seems pretty clear Ping thinks she is "saving" Junko, because she wants to, and because...
by Sackett
Wed May 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1524] 13 cm
Replies: 63
Views: 3606

Re: [1524] 13 cm

I don’t entirely understand what’s happening here. Ping doesn’t know anything about initiating sex, so she’s about to pop into the Foxhole for...what, advice? To rent a room? She’s trying to literally prostitute herself to earn money for Junko, right? This really is a dark direction for the comic. ...
by Sackett
Sun May 13, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1524] 13 cm
Replies: 63
Views: 3606

Re: [1524] 13 cm

Ping, you made a terrible mistake when you rejected pie. Pie is always the right choice. Here you have a chance to correct your mistake, obviously you should choose to love pie until you die.

Everything else will work out once you do that.
by Sackett
Wed May 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1523] DLC may be required
Replies: 49
Views: 2852

Re: [1523] DLC may be required

Ah yes... when you get that new strategy game, and after playing through the tutorial you decide to go ahead and play very hard mode on the what looks like the most "interesting" scenario. Otherwise it would be boring and too easy. I mean, you're an expert at these types of games. What could go wrong?
by Sackett
Tue May 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1522] a little different
Replies: 85
Views: 5664

Re: [1522] a little different

Huh... I'd forgotten about Ping being hard coded to never come between a "real" girl and a boy she might like.

How exactly does that jive with the current situation?
by Sackett
Fri May 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1522] a little different
Replies: 85
Views: 5664

Re: [1522] a little different

I think pie is too generic to be a clue. More likely to be a red herring.

I mean, who doesn't like pie?

As a coincidence it's a very minor and believable one.
by Sackett
Thu May 03, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1522] a little different
Replies: 85
Views: 5664

Re: [1522] a little different

Isn't this Junko's guy and Ping just hijacked their meeting? Ping is pretending to be Junko. Well, yes. The questions at the moment though are just what implications of "guy" are in play here, and whether or not this guy has actually "bought" Ping's highjacking and pretending. It's certainly possib...
by Sackett
Wed May 02, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1522] a little different
Replies: 85
Views: 5664

Re: [1522] a little different

Okay, let's look at the possibilities here: Scenario 1: The man is one of Junko's clients, one that she actually likes, and he is fooled by Ping and thinks this really is Junko. Scenario 2: The man is one of Junko's clients, one that she actually likes, and he is not fooled by Ping, but thinks this ...
by Sackett
Tue May 01, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1522] a little different
Replies: 85
Views: 5664

Re: [1522] a little different

Yes, this guy knows what Ping is, and yes, is probably with Sony and maybe even her lead developer. I am of mixed feelings about this. His demeanor suggests an almost fatherly approach, so he might simply be interested in knowing how she's been adapting to life "in the wild". On the other hand, he'...
by Sackett
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1522] a little different
Replies: 85
Views: 5664

Re: [1522] a little different

Ping... Ping... what are you doing Ping!?!
by Sackett
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1519] Everything to do with me
Replies: 72
Views: 10785

Re: [1519] Everything to do with me

On the question of hair color I would say that Kimiko could be classified as a very light brunette (probably called something like "Honey Brunette") or as a dirty blonde (something like an "Amber Blonde").


Not all blondes are flaxen haired with golden sunshine in her hair.
by Sackett
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting
Replies: 72
Views: 5799

Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

If Yaku genuinely wants everybody happy, there's only one way I see forwards: harem route. 1. How many actual animes/mangas have actually ended up that way? o_O 2. How likely is it that a 12 year old girl would write "A Ranma gets all the girls"-type fanfic with Piro in Ranma's role? Wouldn't she b...
by Sackett
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1517] Nothing Bad
Replies: 42
Views: 3770

Re: [1517] Nothing Bad

Well... If you want a happy story with nothing bad happening that gets a lot of fans there is always the wish fulfillment story. Though maybe they can include the trials and tribulation Miho has already experienced, and then just add a happy ending. Lots of fans for those types of stories (since tha...
by Sackett
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [Your Input Wanted] Thread Timing/Organization
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: [Your Input Wanted] Thread Timing/Organization

Sure, if that's not too much work.

I think it's also fine the way it currently is.

I'm easy to please.
by Sackett
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1511] "cold water and hot lava"
Replies: 87
Views: 10756

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: 13099

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: 13099

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: 13099

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: 13099

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: 13099

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: 10711

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: 10711

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: 8007

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: 8007

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 ...