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by Roamer
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 62
Views: 1378

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: 62
Views: 1378

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: 62
Views: 1378

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...
by Roamer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 62
Views: 1378

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Oh, so he's NOT just a creep. He was using Junko to gather data for Ping's reactions? Random thoughts - -Does this mean Junko can sue for lost wages as a professional consultant from Sony? She's been paid for her time already, though. Hired under false pretenses, lied to about the nature of what th...
by Roamer
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 62
Views: 1378

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Random thoughts - -He talks like he's lead designer on Ping's project, which is interesting. Clearly he's ok with Piro's stewardship of Ping - ownership simply isn't the right word, not at this point. We can probably assume a tracking device, either hardware or software. I'll bet Kimiko could get so...
by Roamer
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1545] Love
Replies: 58
Views: 2219

Re: [1545] Love

Too many are still missing Ping's point and that being that unlike a meat girl who wants to be loved Ping wants to be played with so that she can love. That makes things very complicated and just performing for pay isn't going to fulfill her needs I don't know that I agree with the conclusion you'r...
by Roamer
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1545] Love
Replies: 58
Views: 2219

Re: [1545] Love

No. She needs to see herself as the angel. Ping is wonderful - but it doesn't matter how wonderful you are, without self-esteem, you'll never be able to seek out people who are worthy of you. That's a big part of what I was trying to say. Obviously, I made a hash of it :P Or I'm unnecessarily preci...
by Roamer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1545] Love
Replies: 58
Views: 2219

Re: [1545] Love

Too many are still missing Ping's point and that being that unlike a meat girl who wants to be loved Ping wants to be played with so that she can love. That makes things very complicated and just performing for pay isn't going to fulfill her needs I don't know that I agree with the conclusion you'r...
by Roamer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1545] Love
Replies: 58
Views: 2219

Re: [1545] Love

Does Megumi have fox ears in that first panel?? Looks that way. Same as the last panel of the previous comic. I'm struggling to find the right words to say about this comic. Ping wants someone to love her, but then so do we all. Ping would fall for someone who "plays" with her and "makes the right ...
by Roamer
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1543] value
Replies: 58
Views: 3199

Re: [1543] value

So after seeing Megumi in panel one here and Junko back on panel two of 1172, I'm wondering how they're related. Maybe Junko's dad is the one who paid for what resulted in Megumi's mom?

God, we have some weird conversations here. I've missed them. Job keeps getting in the way.
by Roamer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

Thus you get a scale of toughness (Constitution) and recovery (Healing) that scales with the threat. Assuming you don't do something really dumb any damage you take is fixable within a short enough span that it won't impact the game. And if you are really dumb, but the game likes you or finds you n...
by Roamer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

Sure this could be something inside something else, story-wise. Aside from the true virtuality in a mundane sense; as we probably know, the causes exist inside the pathways of the authors, which then become effects to the observers. The whole process of creating and consuming, a frequent subject in...
by Roamer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

On Perma Death, maybe... it isn't a thing for any of the characters in the game...? So look, there is the TPCD. Do they schedule disasters, so that civilian casualties and destruction of urban area are kept to a minimum? Even at the start of things when we 'see' it for the first time (recap'd by La...
by Roamer
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1528] An old story that needs to be finished
Replies: 64
Views: 10786

Re: [1528] An old story that needs to be finished

OK, after multiple attempts to start writing, I simply can't get anything coherent out. The art's awesome as always, and there are intriguing questions here, but seeing the way-older-than-we-thought ninja tying up the innocent, if mouthy, girl sets off all my hot buttons. With any luck, it'll set of...
by Roamer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

Certainly an author doesn't need to have a fully developed background or even any answers at all before something happens, regardless if the characters are guiding it to some extent or not. The Horde seems scary, but so far hasn't as far as we've seen killed anyone. Maybe at the school that was luc...
by Roamer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

I suppose that for many Miho-haters it's more like, they had a lot more time for their opinions of Miho crystalize and settle... whereas it's different for e.g. me who re-read the entire comic somewhere in December only :) I see this change in Miho going a lot faster than you guys who have been at ...
by Roamer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

1. Backgrounds and Headspace. To put a bit of both together. The big-picture background information parts haven't been static, they've moved and reformed since 2000 in a lot of ways. Some things just about change themselves because they turn out to fit, others because they're decided to be changed,...
by Roamer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

I will only say this about the above speculation. The ultimate overworld for all of the nested realities of the MT Universe is Fred's Headspace and hating on Miho doesn't have the desired effects sought by the haters. BTW my 2005 GTO is the prefered panzer for cross country trips while listening to...
by Roamer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1527] Nature of the relationship
Replies: 31
Views: 6293

Re: [1527] Nature of the relationship

Does anyone else think that Yakugashi is giving up way too much information to Nabiki?

Miho, this is foolish and selfish, and will not go well....unless you get there and trip over Ping, and you both spend the next comic or two yelling at each other while P+K watch. That would be amusing.
by Roamer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

Those, and our perceptions (opinions, determinations, conclusions) of them. Which perceptions may or may not be impacted by at least to some extent knowing it is filtered in what gets presented, and which background for may or may not have be determined already by the time it happens. == What she d...
by Roamer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

No, I prefer FMP because it's not as dark as UnMod. Actually, the comparison I drew while watching BR2049 was comparing the next-gen replicants to Ping. Consider her current search for her missing level B and C libraries, and 'K's frantic search for memories... Yeesh. Of course I've read Gibson. Pl...
by Roamer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

No, I prefer FMP because it's not as dark as UnMod. Actually, the comparison I drew while watching BR2049 was comparing the next-gen replicants to Ping. Consider her current search for her missing level B and C libraries, and 'K's frantic search for memories... Yeesh. Of course I've read Gibson. Ple...
by Roamer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

It's really quite simple Some readers HATE Miho Not all are as obnoxiously pig-headed about it as TWB, quite a few seem to be that way as a result of an apparent sincere desire that Largo be the only character in MT who never lies and also does the right thing It's Animal Farm expressed as Miho BAA...
by Roamer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

... Regardless of outer appearances, which we also have seen and been told we can't exactly trust. That. That, right there. We're trying to extrapolate why she's doing things here (and I can't believe that Teddy hasn't weighed in here yet) but all we have to go on are her reactions, the reactions o...
by Roamer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1526] That kind of love
Replies: 85
Views: 18463

Re: [1526] That kind of love

1. Yutaka was mighty bruised there though, unless the internal injuries he had were not just ribs. well... plenty of soft organs there. Never mind. You're right (I never had any bones broken there [or in fact anywhere] so i take your word for it :) ) 2. Or, he's a ghost :D. 3. thanks :) well for on...