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by iffy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1503] You two
Replies: 60
Views: 8410

Re: [1503] You two

For who would hate who by when, there's lots on the old forum archive including some confusion at the time about which character was really meant to be called out in the seemingly random offhand not serious sorts of philosophical ideas about how things "would be". Or even when the end was going to b...
by iffy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Question to Moderators: how would new threads commenting on old(er) story comics fit here? (e.g : 1254 rev after 1504)
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Question to Moderators: how would new threads commenting on old(er) story comics fit here? (e.g : 1254 rev after 150

The parts and pieces are scattered all over the place. Many of them are from what Miho herself has said about them, or from others repeating what she's told them. That they've perceptionally concluded from what they've seen and heard, or from what they think they know about her and her situation. In...
by iffy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1503] You two
Replies: 60
Views: 8410

Re: [1503] You two

Cute. Like how he says "Oh! Yeah! It ... does." Although that look on his face in panel 6 lol Well she does say that room I just picked, whatever it was Kimiko took and Piro agreed with. A room was picked, doesn't matter by who, Megumi asks it gets comped. Seems normal boring rather the usual for he...
by iffy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 8967

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

[clop clop] ARTHUR: Old woman! DENNIS: Man! ARTHUR: Old Man, sorry. What knight live in that castle over there? DENNIS: I'm thirty seven. ARTHUR: What? DENNIS: I'm thirty seven -- I'm not old! ARTHUR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'. DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'. ARTHUR: Well, I didn't kno...
by iffy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 8967

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Mm, no, I think Invisigoth had this one right. Kimiko was lying on top of Piro, facing downwards. Megumi seemed to smack whatever was closer in panel 3, and in panel 4 Kimiko's back seems to be closer to the back of the seat. Maybe that's just the blanket and her right leg is nearer the front still...
by iffy
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1502] As good a place as any
Replies: 56
Views: 8967

Re: [1502] As good a place as any

Her grandma. Runs a short to medium term vacation getaway, we might say. And how human are Megumi's dad or his mom, we might wonder. Last comic, some chance standard NPC woman and dog on the street. Looking at Megumi's messed up car, her with not enough ninja wooshing her around, living out in the r...
by iffy
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 8055

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

It's not excessively clear that Kimiko wants Piro to do anything but fix and jettison his feelings of past failure, regret at his general behavior patterns, whatever weird childish and otaku illusions he's got in his head. Less than conclusive she wants that so Piro can to get back with Miho, instea...
by iffy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 8055

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

We could imagine that the same first situation and events just keep happening over and over again, even with awareness, in different non-matching circumstances, and with resulting behaviors that don't much mimic how anyone should be reacting. Or we could instead consider what we have been shown. Qui...
by iffy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 8055

Re: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats

Aye, Megumi's mother's mother soon enough! Other things. The mirror is turned up already here at the starting of 1501, clear in panel 2. Last time it's clear is in panel 4 of 1478 where it's not up, lots of ways it could have put there. If Megumi put it that way, it would also explain why she's agai...
by iffy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 5952

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

Ah, but 1108 is about Emergent Magical Girl Candidates. Moeko has already been identified and portrayed. From what Ririka says about her, not particularly with catastrophic potential, even if she was emergent or a candidate still. Regardless if Moeko is or was an EMGC, how actually sparkly powerful ...
by iffy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1499] Little Reflections
Replies: 64
Views: 9946

Re: [1499] Little Reflections

Original Erika would have broken his arms or something. But after much clarification of the rules starting around 683 it's beyond that sort of thing. Further insight at certain junctions such as around 849 and onward. In 1150 . Such as 1260 and 1289 , more. In 1499, Erika appears to peer over her sh...
by iffy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 5952

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

Since Ririka seems to have personally known Moeko for a while, as a peer if not as a nurse, or both. And given that by and large none of the actresses or magical girls being patterned seems to be aware of Miho (who even her acquaintances forget when not present). Combined with Miho seemingly being i...
by iffy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 5952

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

Last we saw Seraphim it was when she accused him of using Otaku Logic Powers, after Piro suggested they could just remove Miho's current fans then locate brand new ones last panel 1330 Where'd she go why, maybe she just doesn't think she's needed anymore (yet?) Last we saw Boo clearly (or at all?) i...
by iffy
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 5952

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

Insider cross-translation science fiction/fantasy humor. Nice. . If Ririka is right, and Erika can finish Moeko's story, maybe the same could be done for Miho. It would take someone who already understood her story and was emotive enough to really grasp it. It would also help if they were a professi...
by iffy
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 5952

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

Just scanned over the posts, normally I always view the comic first. But stopped here at what I think would be spoilers in the post ;) Having not seen the comic yet or reading your full text, there's always seemed there would likely be some actual reason (other than just memes, meanness, trolling, r...
by iffy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1499] Little Reflections
Replies: 64
Views: 9946

Re: [1499] Little Reflections

Nobody ever likes the real stories behind us magical girls. They always make up stories about us that people like better. But sometimes these little reflections end up more powerful than we are. Like this girl here. Moeko was never healthy enough to do much of the magical girl stuffs. So in the end...
by iffy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1499] Little Reflections
Replies: 64
Views: 9946

Re: [1499] Little Reflections

It's probably entirely possible Ririka was referring to some archetype, or some other type of character class not MG. Or simply the opposite of small cute nice. That she wasn't talking about herself or Erika or even anyone in particular. A generic 'nothing like the original' make the frail elf witch...
by iffy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1498] That Response
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Re: [1498] That Response

Whatever the specific genre, not everyone always loses their powers or the equivalent. And it isn't always bad or sad or enough to drive one mad. Although to some extent, it does all seem reminiscent of Kimiko & Miho at the CoE ( 1032 - 1035 ) and at the show ( 1070 1071 1078 ). Then also what Kimik...
by iffy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1498] That Response
Replies: 25
Views: 5004

Re: [1498] That Response

Confirms the obvious (although not always true). That it was all those guys saying that about what an MG had to be like. Has to be, but isn't like at all out and about in the real Megatokyo. Even there, they're highly stylized. Plus even after being told and lectured about that directly and plainly,...
by iffy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 12816

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

Well yeah but more like Meimi's husband's co-workers and subordinates shut off his alarm. Because Yuki? Or perhaps Meimi instead or also. But Ririka was commenting perhaps on the far past, when she still had her powers, maybe about even before Meimi got married or started using that name. Or at leas...
by iffy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 12816

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

I admit I have never been able to see the decimal point in the MGD readout. But nearly all other posters in the forums always referred to "7.3 sparklogens", and I took Masamichi's description of a "level seven MG" in the next panel as overriding my own inability to see the dot. Unless everyone is a...
by iffy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 12816

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

We can always fully trust those who like them, because they can not lie. Yet still, the tail attach-points don't take up much space at all, plus multiple tails can be attached to each attach-point. Thus there's no practical limit to how many there can be, depending on very little else. While the wei...
by iffy
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 12816

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

The hint from Largo is shhh, why would Erika start pretending to be multiple people commenting on Yuki. And in the same way the Otaku and Ed/Dom/Ibara and others have often been seen and heard to chat about on line or in person about Kimiko or Miho or Erika. Why would Yuki be looking like she's hear...
by iffy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1496] Outed
Replies: 65
Views: 15766

Re: [1496] Outed

If only we knew if Ririka was an all-around multi-faceted reliable narrator objectively stating an actual truth here. Maybe Meimi wasn't and isn't all that magical, or maybe Ririka only thinks that. Ririka might be uninformed. Crazy, lying, kidding or speaking in a rhetorical non-literal sense. Just...