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by darrin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 4402

Re: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...

I have to disagree. Piro [...] he still loves Miho [...] May I ask what that belief is based on? Gut feeling, or hints Fred has dropped, or something from specific strips? If the first two, that's none of my business of course. But if the third, I would really appreciate being shown what I've misse...
by darrin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...
Replies: 106
Views: 4402

Re: [1510] I guess I'll have to stop...

Yowza. Huh, I had been referring from time to time in previous threads to Kimiko wearing "two" articles of clothing; had not taken into account the possibility of the strapless. But we are pretty much back down to two at this point so no worries. 8-) EDIT: (Duh, stupid me, it is visible right there ...
by darrin
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1262 Flashback] What become of Piro's old laptop ?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: [1262 Flashback] What become of Piro's old laptop ?

pull the hard drive out The EMP will have wiped the hard drive as well, or at least rendered it completely unreadable. paarfi has a good point, but I think the Chekhov's gun going into that scene is Largo's DWIM super phone, which he quite thoroughly fires at that point. When Chekhov sets off a the...
by darrin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3688

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

Yeah, good thing "is in love with Miho" and "TOTALLY DOESN'T FEEL ANYTHING AT ALL FOR MIHO!!!!ONE!!!" are the only two logical alternatives here. Heaven forfend there be any potential complexity to the issue. Piro clocks Largo not when he calls Miho a "monstrosity", but when Largo berates Piro for h...
by darrin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1262 Flashback] What become of Piro's old laptop ?
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: [1262 Flashback] What become of Piro's old laptop ?

After Largo presses a button marked "PWN" on a device he's cobbled together, which (at the very least) triggers a blackout over several surrounding blocks? I'd bet that regardless of any physical damage to the outer case, the electronics in said laptop are completely non-recoverable. It's an inconve...
by darrin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: CG 1509 The Floor is Lava
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: CG 1509 The Floor is Lava

Very pretty. <thumbs-up emoticon>
by darrin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3688

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

I'm not saying Piro's in love with Miho [...] What he is right now is confused . He's been avoiding this decision - this choice - ever since he found out who Miho was. From what I can see Piro made his choice a long time ago , but circumstances keep dragging him back and rubbing his face in it. 706...
by darrin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3688

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

Darrin, Yuki has confirmed repeatedly through her magical girl powers that Piro and Miho are still in love. Yes, Yuki figured prominently in the subsequent discussion toward the end of the 1504 thread. Don't get me wrong, Yuki is awesome, she and Yutaka are far and away my favorites out of the whol...
by darrin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3688

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

The ways of keeping off the floor have so much potential already. Oh sure. The wrong part of my brain has been replaying the Robot Chicken bit with the Animaniacs singing through a list of purported Kama Sutra positions ever since I first saw the current strip. :cry: (The only 2 edit whose names /e...
by darrin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 3688

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: 3688

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: 4830

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: 19
Views: 1141

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: 2582

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: 2605

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: 2582

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: 4830

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: 4830

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: 2605

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: 2605

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: 4830

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: 4830

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: 4830

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: 4830

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: 4830

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...