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by iffy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 23348

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

For somebody who spends all their time dying over and over, we might expect at least one clear example of it happening. Yet so far we've seen her die a total of zero times. Yes, we have collapse and a trip to the nurse, a two week mystery between Miho waving at Ed and Yuki locating her, and collapse...
by iffy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 23348

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

That might seem to be as simple as nobody knowing (until "everybody" knew) where her house was. The Otaku were putting it (and/or her) all together from the Junko/Ping/Miho pictures and videos, but were as potentially oblivious to the non-actually-Japanese vibe as Erika's fans, the TPCD, and The Hor...
by iffy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 23348

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

She always came back with the same heart problem that killed her in the first place. Naturally she would have sporadic issues leading up to failure. (Though we've seen she's capable of letting something else kill her first, too.) Or so she says. Does she? What does story comic tell us about that. I...
by iffy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 23348

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

She has before casually switched to muttering things in English and used English phrases just as easily as doing either in Japanese, dropping into Gaelic now may be more of the same. In other circumstances, perhaps the same goes for French or Latin or Amheric or Bokmål or Osage. Or it could be evide...
by iffy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1484] Desperate
Replies: 42
Views: 14856

Re: [1484] Desperate

It still isn't fully convincing Miho is anything but what she is in Endgames or more recently the day she thanks Largo. Yet it appears more and more likely she is not the same, as she continues to be mostly docile, meek, fearful, huffing and the few times she's asserted herself, unsure, even adrift....
by iffy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1484] Desperate
Replies: 42
Views: 14856

Re: [1484] Desperate

but {Miho} keeps refusing to hear it. She has no reason to hate herself, hence the self-hatred is a delusion. I'm not saying you're incorrect, certainly you are not, I'm just saying the situation here is perhaps a bit more complicated than just what we see and what we think about that short-term. T...
by iffy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1483] Brawler
Replies: 66
Views: 19684

Re: [1483] Brawler

A ) There are many more questions than there are answers, even ignoring obvious homages, inside jokes, and the like B ) The nature of the story doesn't lend itself to determining which microstates are important or not C ) Nobody merely consuming the output can know what's going to actually be true b...
by iffy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1484] Desperate
Replies: 42
Views: 14856

Re: [1484] Desperate

Live or die....She wants to live, but she needs to die. No, wait, somebody else did that part for her, presumably. After all, she is here to hide and wait while that all happens. While Junpei helps it happen. Does the ninja female get the drop on a confused Miho torn between life and death, or is th...
by iffy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1483] Brawler
Replies: 66
Views: 19684

Re: [1483] Brawler

How much this "Junpei's Sister" knows about the fight.... Okay, the 'Miho attacking Junpei so he'll kill her but he doesn't attack her in return' event. How much and why depends on who this girl is and if this is just some random 'visit that person Junpei brought to hide here' or not. Given what nin...
by iffy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

Sorry, can you point to specific strips where you are seeing this? Going back to 1450 and on, I don't see anything to indicate either Piro or Kimiko are aware of anything in terms of pursuit other than fanboys. I forget how Kimiko got around them, but Piro at least did know they were heavily blocki...
by iffy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1483] Brawler
Replies: 66
Views: 19684

Re: [1483] Brawler

There is a difference between continuing to stick to an idea that's been shown to be almost certainly not true, and not suddenly accepting a new idea that appears to have little outward basis to it. Those not agreeing to statements of unknown veracity from a source of unknown qualifications, isn't n...
by iffy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

We certainly have been shown a lot more than they can probably see. It hasn't been easy to get here, either. Although Piro apparenly did see the gap drop, remarked about the otaku monitoring them, has seen at least some of the authorities. Mentioned to her about some of the goings on, the otaku and ...
by iffy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1483] Brawler
Replies: 66
Views: 19684

Re: [1483] Brawler

Not that it can't also be all true at the same time, and not that somebody can't do it and be right, but still. Bringing in a mystical new unknown person to narratively sort of explain Miho by guessing at her truth and origins and intent seems akin to that overly-dramatic posturing Largo gave to Eri...
by iffy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

Not that. All sorts of animals do all sorts things without having even ever before met or communicated, much less kissed each other on the face. Including people. It's not unheard of, why would that matter anyway. Even aside from not mattering who kissed what where first or second, or earlier or lat...
by iffy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1482] not a clear path
Replies: 64
Views: 16661

Re: [1482] not a clear path

You know, it was pretty clear when Erika put the sudden moves on Largo he wasn't able to react consciously. He panicked, bailed, and later went to find out what was usual and expected. Rather freaked out at the time, but working to understand the scenario and how it should go. Erika didn't think it ...
by iffy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

Eh. Miho did a lot of flirting with Piro, both before and after he knew who she is, none of which was for an audience, it was between her and him. Not quite that specifically. I more meant similar to Miho in staying in role, which role often being things like unclear, confusing, contradictory, illo...
by iffy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1482] not a clear path
Replies: 64
Views: 16661

Re: [1482] not a clear path

The fairly straightforward (yet somewhat slow to be established exactly) move of Kimiko going in for the kiss remains so, indeed! Regardless of temporary pause due to Ninja landing on car. Piro seems reasonably confused even if it wasn't him; 'here, now?' Perhaps against his stated intentions even. ...
by iffy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Wikipedia - Megatokyo
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

Re: Wikipedia - Megatokyo

Encyclopedia of sorts, if you consider it's online and if you discount all the rules and open editing by people and cliques of jerks doing things like managing subjects as if they were their own fiefdoms. Yes the edits need to be made by disinterested people to some extent, but that's not the proble...
by iffy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

then they get out of sight and what happens, Kimiko not only doesn't drop the act, not only does she not explain a damn thing to poor confused Piro, but she seems to be lost in la-la land. Even though the performance was supposedly primarily for the fanhorde's benefit, it's not over despite them be...
by iffy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

i.e. she is trying to kiss him. Of course, it's also likely any other conclusion was a bit of stirring up things that nobody seriously believed, given all we've seen that didn't match. But indeed, kissing Piro would be the seeming goal here. Maybe it just looks oddly incongruent. Perhaps nothing st...
by iffy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

Whatever hit the car, slams against or pushes at the driver door or nearly, it kind of knocks it around almost like somebody kicked it. Jumbles them all up, changes the vehicle trajectory but doesn't knock it over, etc. Is what is there a good thing or a bad thing ? Both? Neither? :) Which Kimiko's ...
by iffy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1481] Steamy Appreciation
Replies: 62
Views: 16546

Re: [1481] Steamy Appreciation

Well now. Megumi is upset that Junpei hasn't been more obviously actively presently protecting her, she's got notions about him and her, and she certainly is from the same family/area as Komugiko, from how she speaks under stress and when angry at herself etc. Is she like niece Marilyn physically, o...
by iffy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1480] Bumpy Ride
Replies: 93
Views: 29292

Re: [1480] Bumpy Ride

Um, Iffy? Kimiko said she wanted to persuade people to want Miho to live . So dying was probably not helpful for that and the story needs to continue past that point or it is just the same old, same old At one point earlier in her education maybe, although I always got the impression Kimiko wasn't ...
by iffy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1480] Bumpy Ride
Replies: 93
Views: 29292

Re: [1480] Bumpy Ride

One is they have already made a (more or less) successful second attempt at "playing one of her games", and Fred has chosen not to mention or even obliquely allude to it in-comic. I consider this unlikely given how important it would be to their plotline and development, but it's at least technical...
by iffy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1480] Bumpy Ride
Replies: 93
Views: 29292

Re: [1480] Bumpy Ride

A non big deal even the one time, not likely a frequent thought if at all by them now, and apparently by all indications nothing that continues. High-level Idol Erika puts the moves on inexperienced unsuspecting Largo who hasn't noticed the vibe or behaviors? What else was going to happen. Maybe she...