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by iffy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v4

In the flow of "things happening" what the ultimatum was isn't so important, it was that Dom told Piro something like 'so and so or else'. However that was supposed to work out with what was going on and who was involved. For what the demand was, it was basically that Piro select a story path, some ...
by iffy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1509] - "the floor is lava"
Replies: 85
Views: 26590

Re: [1509] - "the floor is lava"

Given how young many people in MT appear, our decades or centuries old Irish goddess, or mistaking Meimi for Yuki, and the like. Many of us including myself are tending to believe that's Junpei's grandmother, as he mentioned in 1471, but quite a bit more helpful than teasing him. Like with Meimi a l...
by iffy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v4

Getting it all short and small is a task with so much going on! Like my failure here at briefly combining two paragraphs of things above that interweave at about the same time. Overlapping times, are an ugh to try and handle. Miho in clerk guise enters the store from the flat. After Dom gives Piro a...
by iffy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v3

Right, Kimiko's POV is one thing. There is a cause/effect (the door quickly closing and a huffing that stops) at the time Kimiko pushes Miho. Maybe Kimiko noticed the huffing, but didn't notice it stopped. But in hindsight there's blame and guilt and her sense she 'did something.' Yet still, we know...
by iffy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 20448

Re: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before

We don't really know how much of what kind if any of Ping's original programming in any one or more areas is still intact in the original ways, and not changed around in perhaps some of the same ways her physical form hass. There have been lots of things, like Largo's modifications, interfacing with...
by iffy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v3

Kimiko does push Miho into a door and Piro does arrive and ask questions. But Kimiko's push doesn't cause Miho's heart to stop in 1406, and the conversation doesn't cause Miho's heart to stop in 1407, and Piro's questions do not cause Miho's heart to stop in 1408. Apparently much stress and a bad he...
by iffy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v3

Kimiko shoving Miho against the door may have made Miho's anxiety and huffing get much more worse much more fast. Or was just a bit of straw piled up against more and more. But no, Miho has been getting more and more frazzled all day, with The Horde not making anything nearly any better, and being p...
by iffy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before
Replies: 59
Views: 20448

Re: [1508] Somewhere we haven't gone before

Ah, so indeed that was correct, just another stupid client was not her reaction in panel 9 of 1507. While it's likely true to at least some extent that there's self-justification and pretend and like-dislike mixed with real all going on, and Junko mentioned iirc to Largo a while back she had to diss...
by iffy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 15439

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

There might be no better way to have Piro not win and not lose. The primordial cyberfoil vanishes back into the historic mists from whence she arrived. The art team partner romance lady blends into the story-absorbing simulacrum machine. Which, that morphing Kimiko and Ping into one entity would be ...
by iffy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 15439

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

We can see it now. Young girl with magical powers thinks game playing fan boy and ancient goddess are an item, but in reality a waitress with some acting chops and a plot-absorbing robot become the ancient goddess, who can finally find the mortality she has been searching for, trolling MMORPGs looki...
by iffy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v2

How much detail depends on how much big picture really, depends on what's appropriate or applicable for the use. A fairly detailed almost plot transcript, a few paragraph summary of important happenings, a few sentence synopsis of plot points, or even a sentence about something important in 10-20 co...
by iffy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v2

The head mask thing of horror and evil bounces down the stairs in 1312 (which we can see lying on the floor in 1316). There was a crash in the front of the store, no boom, no flaming wreckage. No concussive effect, Piro's like what was that noise, Miho's like you don't want to know. (Although appare...
by iffy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Fan-made Summary - Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v7.0
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: [fan contribution] Story - chapter 11 : Remanence v2

It's not so much 'explosion destroys first floor of store', it was Yuki slamming into Yutaka at MG speed ramming him through the shelves wall etc, whatever knocks down part of that part and front of the store, as well as damaging Yutaka. See panels 4-8 of 1312 and panel 1 of 1316 Seems like a good t...
by iffy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 15439

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

I know, I agree — I was just teasing. I remember admiring the way Fred was already capturing emotions in his drawings back then — much like Yuki when she first saw Piro’s drawings. So you won’t catch me saying that Fred’s character drawings of the earlier MT years had blank expressions: I’m quite c...
by iffy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 28035

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Something feels wrong about this sentence... At first. But then... Would the illusion be more complete if Piro did start doing CPR?... Or of there wasn't an awkward pause for button discipline? He acts 'in character' only as long as he didn't realize it's not Miho with a death wish, that he's looki...
by iffy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 29706

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

A couple things Masamichi has said about how things work in MT. unexploded ordnance hacked mercilessly short Yeah, Nintendo. They mentioned one in A Nice Day for Havoc . Ibara, he might be normal-person squishy, but nothing much apparently happened to him in haptic feedback . As far the other two, E...
by iffy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 15439

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

…like, maybe, the experience of Freds drawing skills advancing nearly seventeen years and 1401 comic posts?; ) Yep there is that, good point. But ignoring the tech-time shift. Forgetting the style itself or how it has changed. Compare like things, her around the 100s to others around the 100s. They...
by iffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1507] "Being Yourself"
Replies: 46
Views: 15439

Re: [1507] "Being Yourself"

It's not clear if Ping "cares" about her dimensions and accessory styles and colors, short of how a user would expect it. Also not clear if she was programmed initially at all for such reactions. She looks kind of blank when we first see her in 106, maybe just basic look/act human and non-H privacy ...
by iffy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 29706

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

But talking specifically about reliability I would say it is a difference in kind not degree. Okay, I do consider Ibara's reliability as not-well-established in the comic, primarily because I don't see much evidence of his competence (the evidence seems to point against competence in family matters...
by iffy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 29706

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Indeed. A few more trustworthy fully explained accurate "authoritative" titles and examples of what Miho is exactly. Not sure that's anywhere near arriving though. And (depending on one's perspective of course) there hasn't seemed to be anyone above our kindly game company crazies. Well, besides cor...
by iffy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 29706

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

No I mean "reliable/unreliable observer" in the technical sense, are we getting useful information out of him here (is the author using the character to convey things the author actually thinks, or on the contrary using him more for {f}red herrings)? How could we as audience ever be able beforehand...
by iffy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 29706

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

Likely the Character Analogue thing is mostly related to how it's put in 1271, character types and character representations. Of course Little Red Riding Hood is just a set of clothes to put on for Halloween if you don't have a story going along with it, and if a physical manifestation of the intens...
by iffy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 28035

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Not that he isn't ultra sad and imbuing the characters in the drawings with that, but some of the events leading up to 768 something that comes from you might shed light upon what to expect or not from Piro. Putting emotions into drawings doesn't necessarily mean the artist has the same emotions or ...
by iffy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 28035

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

It seems at least likely that Yuki wouldn't necessarily know how to tell in others whatever differences there are between fear, unease, ambivalence, emptiness, sorrow, guilt, nostalgia, desperation, love, lust, longing, wistfulness, melancholy, affection, desire, etc. Can a young inexperienced magic...
by iffy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness
Replies: 95
Views: 29706

Re: [1506] Ninja vs Precociousness

For those who haven't been reading SD for a long time, and haven't gone back and read the last few chapters worth of threads in the archive, some people in the discussion would be very happy if the terrible mean evil horrible wicked soul destroying Miho was violently sent back to whatever dimensiona...