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by darrin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 4842

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: 4842

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: 4842

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: 4842

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: 5606

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: 5606

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: 5606

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: 5606

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: 4842

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...
by darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1505] I will take care of mom
Replies: 36
Views: 2609

Re: [1505] I will take care of mom

What I'm thinking is - she's not worrying about any of Piro, Miho, or Kimiko. What she want's to ask Junpei is if he has honourable intentions regarding dating her mom. I would consider that a quite reasonable guess, except for the fact that she specifically asks about "that Tohya woman" just befor...
by darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Well, the strongest evidence for Piro still loving Miho is Yuki sensing it (since it's strongly implied that as a magical girl she can tell when someone loves someone else - unless she is the target). We've seen what she's capable of physically; what she's capable of in other areas has been left pr...
by darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

[Piro] loves Miho; Kimiko knows he loves Miho. So, last week I went back and reread from the beginning of chapter 10 on, to see if I could find any support for this POV, or if I could find any for my own POV (stated a few posts above) that I don't think he does, and don't think he is likely to get ...
by darrin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1505] I will take care of mom
Replies: 36
Views: 2609

Re: [1505] I will take care of mom

It's from comic [1448] . Thanks paarfi. Huh, I knew Fred did the comics in (relatively) high resolution, but I had not realized it was quite that high. The pic you posted did not look noticeably "blown up" in any way (which is why I wrongly thought that if it was derived from a numbered strip, it w...
by darrin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1505] I will take care of mom
Replies: 36
Views: 2609

Re: [1505] I will take care of mom

Bwa ha ha. All the Sawatari ladies want the Junpei today. 8-) Pretty sure she doesn't just want him to pose for references for her manga. :evil: (And no, Liminaut, you're certainly not the only one... but why am I getting the sneaky suspicion she has more NSFW material in her portfolio than the fami...
by darrin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

I'm not sure how Miho + Piro shippers exist. They had an intense and weird online relationship. It impacted them, but it's half real and half fake. A recurring theme of the comic though is the blurrable distinction between what's "real" and what's "fake". Kimiko in particular has on multiple occasi...
by darrin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Why the fuck are you people so determined to see something that isn’t there? Because they're bored and have devious minds. IMHO a more accurate response would be "mu". The first quote above is a poor characterization of people who correctly point out that whatever (never explicitly specified) probl...
by darrin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

IIRC grandma is the wife of the Eight Tail Kitsune grandmothers brother. So still in the clan but not directly inheriting the kitsune traits. But my memory may be a bit faulty here Even if your memory is perfect here, that would answer half the question: the relationship between the two grandmas we...
by darrin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 5606

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

That's Megumi's Grandma. The one she called to comp the room. That's the grandma? Wow, did not get that at all. (She looks young to me so I thought she was just other staff/family/whatever.) Belated kudos to Teddy Werebear for calling The Foxhole. That leaves me slightly more confused than before t...
by darrin
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 4521

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

I'm curious to meet Megumi's grandma. I assume this is not the 8-tail foxgirl grandma that she shares with Mugi, but rather her father's mom. chemi said this a few threads back: If I remember Fred's foxgirl genetics correctly, it's something that's only passed along the direct maternal line. Megumi...
by darrin
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 4521

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Except for "Help me get this toner out of my hair!" :roll:
Gives a whole new meaning to "I'm gonna wash that gray right outta my hair.."

...or do the youngsters around here not remember that dumb commercial? :?

EDIT:
<sends a virtual high-5 to 4'33" :D>
by darrin
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 4521

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Oh ha, I just now noticed that baleful eye of Megumi's at the bottom of panel 4. :lol: :lol: :lol: It's almost not there, only the top of her head is really in frame, but Fred managed to angle it just enough to catch that Evil Eye glaring up over the edge of the panel. :ph34r: Like I was saying last...
by darrin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 4521

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Looks like she smacked his leg in panel 3, if how they're situated in panel 4 is any indication. Mm, no, I think Invisigoth had this one right. Kimiko was lying on top of Piro, facing downwards. Megumi smacked whatever was topmost, i.e. Kimiko's butt. (Aside from issues of who was where and pointin...
by darrin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 4521

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Hmm, whatever was going on under the blanket, they are still clothed (I hesitate to say "fully" clothed given Kimiko is wearing what is only technically a top and no pants), and Piro still looks really confused. Kimiko on the other hand is giving off a nice "Wait, why am I being interrupted here??" ...
by darrin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 4104

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

If Miho is many decades or centuries old and some sort of primordial power, or is more a catalyst for relationships than whatever Ibara believes her to be or the ASF acts like she is, what sort of future does any puny mortal have with the likes of that? Ha, indeed. "You might as well flirt with a m...
by darrin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 4104

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

Panel 8 is Megumi's funniest facial expression yet. Her "times-I-have-tolerated-people-fucking-with-me-today" internal counter has clearly reached its hard limit, and the next person who tries fucking with her today, well... it is going to end very badly for them. :ph34r: EDIT: Although the cute pol...