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by darrin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1561] Little girl stuff
Replies: 65
Views: 43289

Re: [1561] Little girl stuff

I have always greatly admired CS Lewis's defense of fairy tales and children's literature. Or in defense of literature that others considered "children's" that arguably wasn't; go back a few hundred years and "fairy tales" were a (non-child-specific) genre, as legitimate then as say detective or ro...
by darrin
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

Funny perhaps but not really Erika's style; more of an Asako thing maybe? Asako ? Are you ^ sure ^ you don't mean Ririka !? 🤨 I'm sure that I meant Asako. Ririka would fit the bill as well of course, or anyone else who wouldn't mind a mildly naughty joke just to see what kind of a reaction they cou...
by darrin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

🤨 Unfortunately there's no way to know how long they'll ^ stay ^ there ~ given the (banking-)changes¹ which have led to funding institutions, like patreon (as banking clients ) becoming, effectively, more… "prudish" about enforcement of their "community standards" rules. 🤬 Guh, well that sucks. Gue...
by darrin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

🤨I'm ^ certain ^ I'm not the ^ only ^ one who couldn't help noticing [stuff about Moeko] You're not; and most of what you'd pieced together was more or less confirmed in twitch chat / patreon postings plus discussion here. "Externally", yes, the decision was said to be mainly to avoid any unpleasan...
by darrin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

things that appear early in the story frequently show up later as significant because Fred's written an internal backstory for it I also already knew that (and is also something certainly not unique in literature to Fred); and I apologize for my ongoing obtuseness but I also don't consider it respo...
by darrin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

the reason that it's so difficult is that the story evolves organically from some function of Fred's brain All stories evolve organically from their authors' brains. I don't find that concept difficult, and I don't feel it's the story itself giving me difficulties here. If you're saying I'm too dum...
by darrin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

No one who's evil is ever going to admit to being evil, they'll justify their actions with a fervor that might make you wonder if they're right. Yeah, sure, I get that. So you have to analyze based on the depicted actions of the characters or groups in question to work out their actual likely motiv...
by darrin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

I think it's time to point out the obvious. Stability is not Evil. Nor have they ever been prone to gratuitously evil things. Can I ask what makes the observation "Stability is not Evil" likely, let alone "obvious"? The tern "stability" has occurred only twice in the comic so far; the first time Mu...
by darrin
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: The Graveyard of Moderated Posts~roleplay always welcomed!
Replies: 21
Views: 13254

Re: Largo is a Marty Stu, discuss

Geeze, I tried all last evening to come up with a joke linking the "naughty" sense of blue I used above and the Doppler blue shift (because she's moving so fast... I guess that would make her back side redder :oops:). But I failed completely, quite disappointing. :cry:
by darrin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: The Graveyard of Moderated Posts~roleplay always welcomed!
Replies: 21
Views: 13254

Re: Largo is a Marty Stu, discuss

Everything's subjective I guess, but, I dunno, so far the groping looks pretty deterministic as far as I can tell. :roll:

EDIT:
Is this coma ward "blue"? Discuss.
by darrin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

It's like a hack that can crash a server to the point that it requires a reset. Which to me immediately brings to mind Miho's "m0h" taking down Endgames. I remember in one of the many "Miho is evil" discussions in the old forums I asked once what the actual reasons were, and it was finally admitted...
by darrin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1560] A story that needs to be put away
Replies: 54
Views: 64656

Re: [1560] A story that needs to be put away

[Fred:] my apologize if all this is a bit much, but if you read it you will see why. Of course, technically Erika isn't touching Moeko, she's touching what Moeko (as "a little girl") thinks Moeko (having "grown all up") would probably feel like by now. Not that that would necessarily mollify any de...
by darrin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: The Graveyard of Moderated Posts~roleplay always welcomed!
Replies: 21
Views: 13254

Re: Largo is a Marty Stu, discuss

Nabe: "stew"? Discuss.
by darrin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1559] Be my eyes
Replies: 53
Views: 25632

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

Just how long has Moeko been in that coma? Ririka says it was at least before the anime "about" her that Erika acted in. Moeko herself says it was "most of [her] life". Of course Miho was unconscious and drowning at the time so feel free to take the latter with a grain of salt; and neither clue is ...
by darrin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: The Graveyard of Moderated Posts~roleplay always welcomed!
Replies: 21
Views: 13254

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

Ha, you should have seen Dog Soldier back in the day. Invisigoth is practically a "nuthugger" (Dog Soldier's term of art for Largo fans :D) by comparison. And yes, I was back then occasionally guilty of tweaking in response by pointing out the impressive technical things that Largo did do right (the...
by darrin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: [filk] largo's broken dreams on wonderwall
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: [filk] largo's broken dreams on wonderwall

I really wish someone out there will find me It needs to be either "wish someone... would find me", or "hope someone... will find me." But having said that I can produce no explanation of why that is the case, which I find deeply shameful, my apologies. :( I could mumble something vague about the i...
by darrin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1559] Be my eyes
Replies: 53
Views: 25632

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

Especially if, as some have speculated, Stability are the ones keeping her in a coma in the first place (out of fear of her "catastrophic-grade" capabilities).
by darrin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1559] Be my eyes
Replies: 53
Views: 25632

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

How was Largo supposed to "help"? Piro found out, that the person he thought of calling, was Largo... to which Miho said, yeah go ahead, call him... and explains, why of all people Largo would have been the one to be able to help. Again, I think a distinction needs to be made between "marginally be...
by darrin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1559] Be my eyes
Replies: 53
Views: 25632

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

So she may well be well qualified to describe what she's seeing to Largo...not sure that's really a good idea :D Oh of course, I certainly wasn't questioning Erika's capabilities there. :lol: the bath house scene - where Piro and Miho needed Largo but he was away... Uh, come again for Big Fudge? Ho...
by darrin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]
Replies: 196
Views: 107795

Re: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]

But I did say back in the 1533 thread that when the English version comes out, they absolutely need to have Kari Wahlgren do the voice of Miho. Surely someone Irish? It'd be rude not to... Kari-dono => btdt (More seriously, note that Miho was clearly not allowing any noticeable "Irish accent" to bl...
by darrin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1559] Be my eyes
Replies: 53
Views: 25632

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

cidjen wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Invisigoth wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Largo really isn't helping at all
[1556] Is that even a question?
My understanding of Invisigoth's comment was that there is a difference between offering to help and actually helping (true in general of course but especially so in Largo's case ;)).
by darrin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1559] Be my eyes
Replies: 53
Views: 25632

Re: [1559] Be my eyes

Poor Erika! And BTW Largo really isn't helping at all Was he expected to? :lol: But yeah, Erika may very well interpret his "Describe what you see!" quite differently from what he intended. (THWACK "I'm not describing THOSE, you idiot!" "Uh, those WHAT? What the heck are we talking about?")
by darrin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Central
Topic: Sounds like things STILL haven't been great....
Replies: 25
Views: 24438

Re: Sounds like things STILL haven't been great....

Concerned_user wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 pm
very little work
Bullshit.
by darrin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]
Replies: 196
Views: 107795

Re: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]

We're finally getting the KyoAni version of Megatokyo!! I don't know enough about Japanese voice actors to have any opinion on who should be involved in that. But I did say back in the 1533 thread that when the English version comes out, they absolutely need to have Kari Wahlgren do the voice of Mi...
by darrin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1557] I wish I could hear you talk
Replies: 83
Views: 40483

Re: [1557] I wish I could hear you talk

@Darrin, according to Fred during discussions in Twitch attempts to keep Moeko's wand away from her have all failed. Ha, I actually called something for a change? Awesome. :lol: :lol: Also all attempts to dress her have failed as well. the only thing covering her is the bed sheet. Try to dress her ...