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by Roamer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4197

Re: [1550] Raging noises

I think that quite a few of the readers are forgetting that Ashe and all of the other kitsune are monsters and will not respond in an entirely human manner. Prostitution? Nothing wrong with that, it's both profitable and fun, even if you're one of the tailless members of the Sawatari clan. Murderin...
by Roamer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4197

Re: [1550] Raging noises

I feel a twinge of sadness for Junko Oh yes. DrGero was exactly what she was looking for in a boyfriend / replacement-father-figure: "a gentleman ... intelligent, mature, older" [1508] . Sure he was paying her for dates, but he was doing that because he liked her, and Junko is cynical and naïve eno...
by Roamer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

...And I agree with a previous poster, Dr. Giro's real ethical test is going to come soon. How does he treat Ping in the future? This. Precisely this. We've all agreed that Ping is self aware. But I don't believe the doctor is aware of the fact because he hasn't interacted with her long enough. Pro...
by Roamer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

If you think Dr. Gero is evil then you also perforce believe building Ping was evil. My opinion is that the questions of why she was built, and what's going to be done to her (and her compatriots) now that she's been built, should also factor into that consideration. (That is, Ping being awesome do...
by Roamer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

I suspect that Dr Gero has concerns and feelings toward Junko that he has to keep in check. Not pervy concerns but real concerns regarding her homelife, her future and her safety. Back years ago when Dr Drew was a show on MTV his co-host Adam Carolla once complained that doing that show had forever...
by Roamer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

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 Roamer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Now I'm sure you all are enjoying stroking your own... egos and feeling happy that the doctor got what he deserved here. I disagree. In fact, the first thing I felt when I read this comic is 'wow, that's unacceptable'. In fact, this feels like a shitty notalwaysright.com story, the majority of whic...
by Roamer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Ping is also being "reprogrammed" by everyone that has "played" her so far....... Holy Zarquon, I'd heard that plenty of times before, but never thought to sit down and take it literally. :shock: Under Piro's initial influence, she was moody and hypersensitive to others' opinions of her. After a sh...
by Roamer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

PREDICTION: Doc is now going to be fascinated by Ashe and pursue her. Dunno how that will end up, but I suspect it would be good for him, assuming he survives. If not, it'll be therapeutic for us to watch her pummel him.
by Roamer
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5672

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 expect...
by Roamer
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 4782

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

The good doctor needs a good kicking. I hope this ends well for Junko.
by Roamer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1547] realistic girl architectures
Replies: 40
Views: 4202

Re: [1547] realistic girl architectures

He thinks those ears and tails are fashion accessories? He didn't explicitly say that. Some people have interpreted it that way but he could easily be talking about other, more mundane things. But the conjunction of panel 3, where he is imitating "floppy" earblades, immediately followed by panel 4,...
by Roamer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1547] realistic girl architectures
Replies: 40
Views: 4202

Re: [1547] realistic girl architectures

He's utterly focused, works stupid OT (including this date) I don't see evidence of that yet. Again, when he thought Ashe was a "potential customer" asking about buying the finished product, he immediately launched into the "ad copy" - the generic description that would already be available in Sony...
by Roamer
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Even if he's not actually interested in doing anything with all these girls, he's still willing to be seen in public with them - with all the negative social reactions that he'll get from others because of it. If he's that obsessive about his work, I'm willing to stipulate he's at least minor-leagu...
by Roamer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1547] realistic girl architectures
Replies: 40
Views: 4202

Re: [1547] realistic girl architectures

Ping's "Old Man" is an anthropologist Well.. he talks mainly in terms of "design" and "architecture". So I still consider that more consistent with lead developer / engineer / programmer etc. He talks about using "bits" of girls, but whether he actually collected that data or used what was given to...
by Roamer
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

(Narrows his eyes at Darrin and bares his teeth with a growl.) I do not want to be convinced by you, but you are persuasive. I still smell creep all over Dr. Feelgood. Even if he's not actually interested in doing anything with all these girls, he's still willing to be seen in public with them - wi...
by Roamer
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

I can't picture him as being indifferent, simply because I think anything she does will interest him. Willing to pop the hood, once he has all the data he wants? Oh heck yeah. You said "willing to test to destruction", which is precisely the sense of "callous" (indifferent) I had in mind when respo...
by Roamer
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

The Old Man either doesn't know that Ping is self-aware (this "trying to play a real girl" thing might just be a programming quirk), or doesn't care (since one rogue prototype isn't significant to the Project that he does care about). I don't yet consider either of those possibilities strong eviden...
by Roamer
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

creepy is non-traditional: That he might find her growth and changes so fascinating that he's willing to test her to destruction, given that there are no laws to protect her. Sure, "callous enough to down the road pose bigger issues" isn't ruled out yet, I was focusing on what I thought I could say...
by Roamer
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

None of this is meant to deter Teddy, of course. I don't have a nuke, or a MIB memory eraser, so I know I've got no chance of that. ... Are you working with that creepy McCreeper, Dr. Feelgood? :shock: Course not. I haven't decided if he could be an ally or a threat - but I don't see him as being t...
by Roamer
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

creepy, that everybody seems to assume it is. I argued repeatedly from the start that there was no strong evidence for the then current sense of "creepy" (pervert who dates young girls). Above I am arguing his attitude to Ping is (at least potentially) quite callous but not (the current sense(s) of...
by Roamer
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

...I am starting to doubt his motives (at least the "deeper" ones) will be made clear in a small number of strips, possibly not even by the end of the chapter. If we use prior important (not critical) reveals as a baseline average, we should know in about three chapters. Or to put it another way, t...
by Roamer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

So... He is Ping's designer like people thought... but in a way that makes him even more creepy. I am more in line with your thinking about Dr. Feelgood being a creepy creeper. Despite this update. He makes the skin under my fur crawl like a Marlon Brando portrayal of Dr. Moreau... He seems to me t...
by Roamer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Requirements, very near the top if not #1 of which will be "acts like a regular girl". How to go about doing that will need to be fleshed out in a long series of meetings involving Product, the designers, QC, etc etc. In the real world, no doubt. In a megatokyo with zombies, zillas, magical girls, ...
by Roamer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8976

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Given what's been hinted by Fred about Megumi with her phantom ears and tails, tails being erased for the final comic, our Engineer will be fortunate if Ashe deals with him herself without bringing in more family Ok, how many tails is she equipped with? If she's the one casting the illusion, it's m...