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by darrin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 15030

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

I think the floor may actually be a red carpet. Heh, I will laugh if my "Mission to Mars" guess/gag turns out to be true. :lol: But yeah, I never thought of the perverse opportunities for that game before. Oh my yes. The penalties Kimiko is likely to come up with at this point are sure to be quite,...
by darrin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 15030

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

Wait, you are trying to put more clothes on Kimiko? Piro, dude, you are doing it wrong. I am still failing to see unambiguous evidence in-comic that Piro is "in love with Miho", so I'm interpreting his jitters here as more or less overthinking things. :lol: Also people keep using "Kimi-zilla" in con...
by darrin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Avatar by Broken, Shouldn't that be "Avatar is Broken". http://archive.forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showtopic=1723176&st=0&#entry4469725 I'm far from the only one, but ya. I said a while ago I was looking to move elsewhere but have just not had the time these past few months. (I note with amuseme...
by darrin
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: What are you watching Q1 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 4890

Re: What are you watching Q1 2018

Mitsuboshi colors ... I think I'll dig it, just need to get into the mood Oh hey, I was just reading the manga for that on, er, some site or other, a week or so ago. Seemed pretty hilarious but 1) I have kind of a weird sense of humor and 2) maybe the anime is not doing a great job conveying the od...
by darrin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 11418

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

Pinko tries to help with machine logic and sows great confusion. I am only about 50/50 confident on the "what" here, and not at all ready to speculate on "why" Ping is doing whatever she's up to. That being said, I would give really good odds that whatever it is will definitely end up in that last ...
by darrin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 9104

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

cidjen wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Ed may be gone, face elbowed, squished by Tetris block and bombed.
Oh, he's had worse.
by darrin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 11418

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

What is her plan? To knock Junko out and take her place? She shouldn't need to do that ( EDIT knock her out I mean). Junko will be heading to the originally agreed-upon location, while Ping and the "gentleman" will be at the new location Ping is in the process of suggesting. (Hmm, will she need to ...
by darrin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Yeah 1260... Actually the face that disappeared from behind Erika under the Tetris block, is Ed. He did get an elbow too, I know, that's what I said above, Erika hits Ed. but Mugi's face is on the same side as Kimiko just as Kenji is.[...] The man with the Wiimote only elbowed his way past Mugi and...
by darrin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Only recently, while re-reading the entire comic, it occurred to me that Ibara senior is working for Nintendo... His weaponry is awesome though, a Wii controller :) he managed to smash Ed with a Tetris block, some skill. Wonder what else his 'magic wand' can do. Are you talking about 1260? In that ...
by darrin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 9104

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

Teddy-Werebear wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Nobody called or texted Junko, that was a calendar reminder I will wager.
<darrin likes this>

EDIT:
whoops, sorry iffy, must've missed you saying that earlier. :(
by darrin
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 9104

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

Hee hee, Ping's hair is fighting back. :lol: I wanna see it yank the brush out of Junko's hand and thwack her with it. :twisted: Since Ping can change her appearance based on the user, I wonder what happens if she sets the user setting to herself. Positive feedback loop. :o Learned from Doctor Who j...
by darrin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Although I'm not quite sure how Ibara not doing those more violent destructive things makes him less reliable than Ed or Dom, maybe it's his halfway implementing being a villain, or who he's mean to in what ways? That probably wasn't specifically directed at me but for the record oh HECK no. :lol: ...
by darrin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

No I mean "reliable/unreliable observer" in the technical sense How could we as audience ever be able beforehand to discern what things are going to end up like, what in story is there that lets us tell. Oh I'm not demanding let alone claiming ability to predict future developments; but as you read...
by darrin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

I'd hazard a guess, this is exactly what Our Artist really subtly hints us not to do - [...] Well sure, I certainly didn't intend to imply that Fred was being rambly / incoherent there. :lol: My working assumption is that Fred's choice of the flaky mooching lush for the only real "description" of "...
by darrin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

That would be taking Ibara to be a reliable observer. Not me. Nobody in MT is anywhere near anything reliable! ;) But unreliable doesn't necessarily mean totally unbelievable or unable to be correct or fully without any merit. No I mean "reliable/unreliable observer" in the technical sense, are we ...
by darrin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Saa... This came out more patronising on my part than I meant to, sorry about that... I do this in rl too and it ticks people off. Of course what you write may be true... Ibara senior is just a caustic industry insider of whom no one ever heard, even though he spent probably half his life on the ro...
by darrin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Don't forget [...] I don't believe I've "forgotten" any of what you say, I just don't see how any of it should increase my willingness to accept him (yet, and especially in the context iffy was citing) as a reliable/believable observer (esp. on the subject of "analogues" whatever the heck they migh...
by darrin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

But maybe right or wrong or in between, that's best described by how Ibara explains in story what he believes about what she is. That would be taking Ibara to be a reliable observer. He's been depicted as enough of a flake so far that I'm not yet anywhere near willing to assume that his words on th...
by darrin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Character Analogue is a sort of Newspeak term like "Collateral Damage" , "Enhanced Interrogation" or "Extraordinary Rendition" It doesn't mean what you think that it means Except nobody in the comic so far has actually used the phrase "character analogue". (Ibara just refers to Miho as an "analogue...
by darrin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Character Analogue is a sort of Newspeak term like "Collateral Damage" , "Enhanced Interrogation" or "Extraordinary Rendition" It doesn't mean what you think that it means Except nobody in the comic so far has actually used the phrase "character analogue". (Ibara just refers to Miho as an "analogue...
by darrin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 16826

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Sareth wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:53 pm
And now my brain is overflowing with story potential... Thanks darrin.
Yeah, when I do a wall o' text, I like to put little sinkholes at the bottom of it so it topples over on anyone standing too close. 8-)
by darrin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 16826

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

@darrin : I'd say (as a non-native English speaker) the concept of 'nearly' the same word for love and hate isn't that far off (compare spelling of love vs loathe).... Well (after a quick hop to google) those appear to have completely different Old English roots, so I would have to consider any sim...
by darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 16826

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 darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 16826

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

The CoE people as the same types of eternal or resurrected people as the pirates decades or centuries ago is possible, but one would imagine Mugi isn't quite as much so as anyone else, given her family and familiarity with Erika/Kimiko. I never intended to include Mugi in that group. Yes, she's tec...
by darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 16356

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Typo panel 8. Ninja-speak not contain copula ("be"). :ninja: Other than that, pretty damn funny. :D I am continuing to be worried as I hinted at in the last thread... The number of people being gathered at Junpei's villa who are "sick of your shit" is increasing at an alarming rate. Junpei will have...