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by darrin
Sat May 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: [filk] Somewhere Only Piro
Replies: 7
Views: 4807

Re: [filk] Somewhere Only Piro

It's considered polite to put a new work in a new thread for that work.
by darrin
Sat May 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: [filk] Provisional lover
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

[filk] Provisional lover

I used this for the lyrics text, and this to try to get a feel for the rhythm. (Mostly iambic tetrameter I guess? :?) In this style I would expect the word to be pronounced roughly "pruhVIZH'nal", so pretty much 2 syllables, and not the four you'd get if you're David Attenborough or something. (Poss...
by darrin
Sat May 11, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Teddy-Werebear wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:14 am
why do you not want Junko to have a well balanced meal?
Mu.
by darrin
Fri May 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

I think it is pretty clear that Junko was angry at Ping. For trying to intervene and seduce this scientist guy who Junko actually has a favorable attitude towards. I keep coming back to what Ashe says in 1552, "Do you really think he would confuse you with that... girl?" Junko's response "He does?"...
by darrin
Fri May 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

As much as I like Junko, I cannot pawn her anger at Ping being purely about Ping offering herself up to protect Junko. That is part of it, but there is more going on I think you would agree. I don't agree, no. In the last panel Junko is hugging Ping. The clear implication is that she was angry on P...
by darrin
Thu May 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Federal Gacha/Pay-to-Win Ban Proposed
Replies: 1
Views: 3540

Re: Federal Gacha/Pay-to-Win Ban Proposed

“Tricking kids into spending money while they play games is unacceptable and should be illegal,” Rgiht, cause their parents are totally being "tricked" into entering their credit card numbers into the game. :roll: You know, when my son manages to talk me into shelling out another 25 bucks for yet a...
by darrin
Thu May 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Wow, you guys are shitting on Ping now too? I am pretty done here with repeating myself about how dismissive and denigrating this line is to the characters, so this will be my last post this thread. But as bad as that was in Junko's direction, for Ping it is pretty much crossing into puppy-kicking t...
by darrin
Thu May 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

I think it is quite likely that Junko is upset because Ping is messing with her "job." I can't imagine that being the case; "stay on your side of the street, ho" is nowhere near the dynamic that's been established so far between them. Upset at Ping for risking her own safety in a misguided attempt ...
by darrin
Tue May 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Perhaps Junko's emotional state in the comic is due in part to not having a proper meal before setting off on her wild ride. We don't yet know the details of why she is as upset as she is. Assuming, despite that lack of evidence, that her emotions are just "dumb" or that she's "cranky" because she ...
by darrin
Mon May 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Invisigoth wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:24 am
Please keep the conversation relevant to the topic and not about the attention seeking antics of some readers
To paraphrase Miho, the tongue-in-cheek tone of my questions may have been deliberate, but my sincerity in asking them was unfeigned.
by darrin
Sat May 04, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

What is dumb about happy, angry and indifferent? :| Mm, the same thing as is dumb when a girl is happy, angry, or indifferent? I guess? :? Are you saying girls are never happy, angry, or indifferent? Or are you saying boys are less dumb than girls when happy, angry, or indifferent? Maybe I am confu...
by darrin
Fri May 03, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Teddy-Werebear wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Girl emotions are dumb...
I'm with you there, TWB, they sure are.

Almost as dumb as boy emotions. :lol:
by darrin
Thu May 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

I am left with the conclusion that Megumi, as embedded as she is in the weird and wonderful of Mega Tokyo, is a just plain dunderhead. Do not underestimate the power of what Ray Kremer used to call the "Snuffleupagus effect" (which others of a more Douglas Adams bent called the SEP field), to descr...
by darrin
Thu May 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 35502

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Yet more nightmare fuel for the existential fears burning away in my tiny human brain ever since the Old Man's appearance. I very much long for the day when someone will take the Old Man by the shoulders, shake him much less fondly than Junko does Ping here, and scream "WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE Y...
by darrin
Wed May 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Catch me up on the last 14 years please
Replies: 15
Views: 8215

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

How much ‘in story’ time has passed since I last read the comic? The quality of evidence for the below varies, but even for the ones that have reasonably good evidence, I'm pretty rarely going to track down and point to strips that present it. As Al Pacino said in Scent of a Woman, "I'm too old, an...
by darrin
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Visual Novel [renamed]
Replies: 46
Views: 31881

Re: Visual Novel [renamed]

Or I could simply hire freelancers on a per-job basis and have them invoice me without needing to make them salaried hires. Make sure you stipulate explicitly in the contract that you have no intention of paying any of those invoices out of the startup capital or company revenues, but only at such ...
by darrin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Visual Novel [renamed]
Replies: 46
Views: 31881

Re: Visual Novel [renamed]

What part of "when /he/ is pushing on with other projects" and "/project creators/" in that quotation made you think I was referring to employees as opposed to Fred himself? That doesn't matter, which was the whole point of the mom-n-pop corner store analogy. If the sole (or near-sole) owner is act...
by darrin
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Anime & Manga
Topic: Anime Tunes
Replies: 154
Views: 77178

Re: Anime Tunes

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:33 am
While I'm at it, here's some more Estuko....
I really liked Eureka 7 when it was shown on Cartoon Network a long time ago, but I never got around to buying it. Thank you for reminding me that I need to consider correcting that situation sometime soon.
by darrin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 29724

Re: [1553] Oops

I dare myself to insert this Fred could indeed be building up to a perfect bookend to that one... "They said they were just 'getting cleaned up', so why does seeing it make me feel so... dirty ?" Poor Ping. :? (And I know I've said this before but I'm still sad the old archives are down... that was...
by darrin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 29724

Re: [1553] Oops

Thanks Fred for this great setup! I am looking forward very much to how this will play out and it is a great answer to people who thought this was an uninteresting side track to the story. Kudos man!!! =D Exactly. I stand by my initial assessment that this is hands down one of the best subarcs ever...
by darrin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 29724

Re: [1553] Oops

garapagosu wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:12 am
From roxors the boxors to ownors the tonors?
<darrin chokes on and sprays orange juice out of various orifices>
(Note to self: do not read forums during breakfast.)
You made my day, many thanks. 8-)
by darrin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 29724

Re: [1553] Oops

Ashe is trying to find out if Megumi knows that Ping is a robot. From her response, Megumi does not. Megumi: Name? Ping: My.. name? Megumi: :roll: No, _my_ name! Ping: I do not know your name! Megumi: Listen young lady, you play games with me and you're _through_! Ping: Ooh, I like games! So I can ...
by darrin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 29724

Re: [1553] Oops

Granted, it could get all kinds of fun if paparazzi get the right picture of Piro and Kimiko. "Honest, it's not like that! It was toner , he was washing printer toner out of my hair!" "Ah, I see, is this a mutual fetish then, or which of you..." "NO!!!" :oops: Man, I gotta dig my "boxes" rescript o...
by darrin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Visual Novel [renamed]
Replies: 46
Views: 31881

Re: Visual Novel [renamed]

(it is a fraud if they were used on costs other than for the project itself) Provided (as I mentioned in another thread) by cost is meant "unbudgeted expenditures" and not "things employees spent their salaries on". And taking a personal salary out of backer's money is a no-no in general; especiall...
by darrin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 29724

Re: [1553] Oops

"Sorry Ping-chan, but Piro-san is kinda busy right now." Not to be a grammar nazi but I believe it is spelled "biZAY". Except Megumii is not gong to be saying anything useful anytime soon; after "Ninja?" she has gone completely bug-eyed and slack-jawed, and will be deep in her own little world for ...