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by BetaCygnus
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1552] All of either of them
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: [1552] All of either of them

I don’t know if MT is meant as the story of a multilayer game or a story of real people in a comic world in which every character has his or her own perception of what’s going on… …but I do admire Fred for being able to draw a comic and add the dialogue so well that he actually manages to convey suc...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1551] A little rough
Replies: 85
Views: 4457

Re: [1551] A little rough

=D

So count already.

…Tails or time?

=)

Thanks, Fred!
by BetaCygnus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

I wonder.

Would there be any times when Fred is reading the Forum and suddenly thinks: "Oops, I missed that *something* in-story… Now, how am I going to work that into MT, post-publication…?"

=)
by BetaCygnus
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

Is it actually a grim look? Not to me, taking panels 1 and 2 into account. To me it looks more like a serious "Did I get my phone in time to capture what I wanted to?" kind of look. I’ve seen people with that look, and I have that look on my face myself whenever I am trying to snapshoot something bu...
by BetaCygnus
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

Well, the Registered Products Detector is, really, not quite a Registered Products Detector. It is a very high level face recognition / biometrics device, which is hooked online into the Sony Registered Products Database as something of a side function. Its main function, I would guess, is that of a...
by BetaCygnus
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

Aha. Thanks. I thought that was an expression of failure on the Magical Girl Detector — it being so near the upper border of the measurement scale. Hadn’t recognized it as a brand, obviously…

=D
by BetaCygnus
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

I check in a few times every week. There might always be a new update to *any* plotline! =) I just like the "Would there be a new comic?"-feeling. Actually, it’s rewarded quite often with a "Yay! New comic!"-thrill. =) Okay, back to the subject. I just wondered. Masamichi’s Magical Girl Detector — i...
by BetaCygnus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

Ah, yes. That *would* be a greater perspective. But still, multiple perspectives are in play. Ping is, after all, marketed as a ‘mere’ Playstation accessory. She can play many parts… as a whole.

=)
by BetaCygnus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

The error messages she received (in 1523) told her that she needed "downloadable" content. (…) My working assumption has been that downloadable here meant downloadable from Sony, either directly herself or through whatever Playstation console she is (assumed to be) connected to -- she's just an "ac...
by BetaCygnus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

… than him being a fine upstanding hard-working model citizen -- who is the willing instrument of the ultimate enslavement and sexual servitude of (Guinan quote again) "generations of disposable people". I’m with you, darrin — except for the sexual servitude. Ping didn’t just *not have access to* t...
by BetaCygnus
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

And what gives her the right to interfere with Junko? She doesn’t even know what she said to Ping… It might help not to think of it so much as "interference" as opposed to a much more... temporary restraint. As Professor Quirrell would put it , "There is a true fact, known to me but not to you, of ...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

cidjen wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:02 am
So it's prime material for speculation here, again :)
Be my guest. Glad you’re finding my mere reflections to be so facilitating.

=)
by BetaCygnus
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

No MT character really ever acknowledged Ping as 'dependant' on them (maybe apart from Piro, who felt responsible for her not getting lost for Tsubasa). This did not stop Ping from becoming (at the very least, emotionally) dependant on them, right ? Whether it was acknowledged (like Piro) or not (l...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1550] Raging noises
Replies: 64
Views: 4046

Re: [1550] Raging noises

@cidjen: it doesn’t look to me as if Junko wanted Ping to become dependant upon her either. Wanting it or not doesn’t seem to influence Ping’s autoprogramming… @general: Okay, this was a very… quiet scene. I somehow interpreted the blurred text as a graphical expression of Ashe’s deafness straight a...
by BetaCygnus
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5510

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Conclusion, either way:
let's stop building AI / androids / sexbots for real. Whatever way you program them, they're a really BAD idea.

=|
by BetaCygnus
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5510

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Are you people forgetting about one of the basic tenets of Ping's programming ? If a real girl comes into the life of Ping's end user, she is programed to step aside and disengage the emotional strings that attach them. She is then supposed to help her end user build a "real" relationship. So this ...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1549] The sum of our parts
Replies: 77
Views: 5510

Re: [1549] The sum of our parts

Of course, none of us out here at the MT forums could ever be labeled ‘creepy’ in real life, by other real persons.

=)
by BetaCygnus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 4664

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

Yeah. I read you loud and clear, darrin.

=(
by BetaCygnus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 4664

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

How did Picard put it, "Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot"? Nice quote there, darrin! =) Still, although it is of course an interesting turn in the story — I am a bit sad. I would’ve enjoyed a non-complicated, non-frustrated male adult person in MT for a change. I would have reall...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1548] the less appealing parts of her personality
Replies: 54
Views: 4664

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

Okay, I guess I was wrong in thinking he could actually turn out to be a good guy in MT for a change. I’m sad that I have to admit he is becoming more and more questionable. I really would have liked to see a fairly normal adult male with no disturbing or dubious goals in MT for a change. Thanks for...
by BetaCygnus
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1547] realistic girl architectures
Replies: 40
Views: 4105

Re: [1547] realistic girl architectures

I wonder if he lied to Junko. Junko may actually enjoy his interest in her because he is showing actual interest in her as a person. It’s clearly quite different than what she gets from the perverts that she is used to. So… in what way would this man have actually lied to her? Field work in anthropo...
by BetaCygnus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8769

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

This scene and Darrin’s observations actually remind me of two movies: D.A.R.R.Y.L. and Short Circuit. In both, there’s a big difference between the people who marvel at the real life situations in which the respective robots find themselves (choosing between chocolate and vanilla ice cream, for ins...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1546] Gauging intent
Replies: 98
Views: 8769

Re: [1546] Gauging intent

Yay! New comic! =D But… is he talking about any improper intimacy when he is talking about all the other girls? Junko seems to value this man differently — higher — than "all the other jerks" she is used to seeing. I do agree that there may be some perceived, vantage point dependant level of creepin...
by BetaCygnus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1545] Love
Replies: 58
Views: 6283

Re: [1545] Love

Awww… just: awww…

Thanks, Fred! =)