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Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:46 pm
by Invisigoth
I'm pretty sure that crying your eyes out alone in a bed in a love hotel doesn't meet anyone's definition of winning conditions

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:12 pm
by Arent
Eraden wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Arent wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:53 pm

Oh, come on, she has a loving family. She is healthy and otherwise fine.

She is far from being alone.
I know of people who got into that sort of mindset and no matter what I or others tried to do, we couldn't convince them that there were good things to look forward to. THIS is why I didn't want Megumi to manifest under these conditions. It's bad. Really bad.
Of course there are such people. Which is exactly why I wrote that some people do not realize how much they in fact have.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm
by cidjen
Eraden wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:19 pm


OMG! Are you trying to channel Largo? That's almost exactly how he would view the situation. I don't think Megumi would see things that way though. I'm pretty sure that she would rip Largo's throat out if he tried to tell her that stuff.
If this was the first level game/SIM/story then I'd have agreed with you ;) but since the MT game is what the unMod characters play, when they're not doing their own stuff... You see where I am going with this? :)

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:29 pm
by Teddy-Werebear
UH OH...
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9
9!
9 TAILS OF THE FOX!
AH! AH! AH! AH! AH! AAAAAAHHHHHH!!

...
Sorry for channeling my internal Count from Sesame Street.
I actually find this quite alarming in story line.
Humor is and always has been my go to coping mechanism...

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:21 pm
by darrin
louisxiv wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:21 pm
I wonder if she knows what she is?
That was the first question that came to my mind when I got the patreon email last night. There are important different ways the story could go depending on the answer.

Fred, many congratulations on twenty great years and thirteen amazing chapters. Many thanks as well.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:58 pm
by Rapierman
Yanno, in my heart of hearts, I was hoping this would never happen. Megumi deserved a lot better than this...

....then again, I like happy endings more than sad endings. 😒

So, I'm a bit of a romantic. So sue me. πŸ˜›

Now, how, exactly, did she hide those nine tails?

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:22 pm
by shadowrider
Invisigoth wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:23 am
I am so sad right now....
SpoilerShow
9 tails, she has 9 tails

BTW, Megumi made her first appearance in strip 32, shortly after Erika (strip 23) and Kimiko (strip 24)
I agree.
Poor Magumi has no luck. :(
Glasses guy, ran pretty fast back to his ex. One wonders if he had an inkling of what Magumi was?

~shadowrider

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:29 pm
by mukamukaman
well I think she hid her form cause of the story the grandma fox told about how tribal war over stealing tails of foxes born with multiple tails cause the more tails you had the more power. with her having 9 maybe that made her uber powerful and cause of her status maybe shes a secret from other fox tribes attacking. also she might want true love and not have other fox males courting over her for just her power so she tried finding it in human form but constantly keeps getting heartbroken. so now she doesn't know where she belongs which is leading her to this sadness and despair.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 pm
by louisxiv
mukamukaman wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:29 pm
... and not have other fox males courting ...
Are there foxboys in Megatokyo, anyone? We haven't seen any.

Is there a definitive statement (or definitive until Fred has a Better Idea, anyway)?

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:26 pm
by paarfi
louisxiv wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Are there foxboys in Megatokyo, anyone?
You mean other than maldrul? :ninja:

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:42 pm
by Invisigoth
Yea there are foxboys around but I doubt that they'll come in to play

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:19 am
by maldrul
paarfi wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:26 pm
louisxiv wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Are there foxboys in Megatokyo, anyone?
You mean other than maldrul? :ninja:
The wonderful thing about foxbois
Is foxbois are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun
But the most wonderful thing about foxbois
Is I'm the only one

IIIIIIIIII'mm the only ONE! rrrrrrrawwwr

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:48 am
by Roamer
maldrul wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:19 am
paarfi wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:26 pm
louisxiv wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Are there foxboys in Megatokyo, anyone?
You mean other than maldrul? :ninja:
The wonderful thing about foxbois
Is foxbois are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun
But the most wonderful thing about foxbois
Is I'm the only one

IIIIIIIIII'mm the only ONE! rrrrrrrawwwr
Okay, that was awesome. You win the internets.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:49 am
by paarfi
cidjen wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:09 pm
You see where I am going with this? :)
Congrats to cidjen for his 1000th post. :ugeek:

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:18 pm
by Zandra
eomdal wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:39 am
NinjaDefenestrator wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:27 am

I definitely remember someone (Fred himself?) posting that there was no way Megumi could actually be a nine-tails because it would significantly affect future aspects of the story. Maybe she just doesn’t realize what she is until it becomes relevant at some point?

And...wait...that’s the end of the chapter?
If this is true, then it fits with the title of the chapter: "Broken". Chapter 12 began and ended with two characters becoming "broken". Miho can no longer die of her condition, which breaks her story. (and which has also resulted in a lot of other breakage) Megumi is now on a completely different path, though the ramifications of her being a nine tail Kitsune will depend on whatever a nine tail actually is and what they can do. Fred has discussed this in chat and perhaps in the forum but hasn't gone into detail in the comic, which means that it shouldn't be considered canon yet. If, however, certain things that he's said in Twitch chat are indeed canonical, then the combination of her powers and her emotional state could break reality itself. Hot time in the old town tonight.
MAybe.... Glasses guy comes back,and she accidentally kills him,finally breaking the cutie in a epic heel turn with world ending consequences?

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:19 pm
by Zandra
maldrul wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:19 am
paarfi wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:26 pm
louisxiv wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Are there foxboys in Megatokyo, anyone?
You mean other than maldrul? :ninja:
The wonderful thing about foxbois
Is foxbois are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun
But the most wonderful thing about foxbois
Is I'm the only one

IIIIIIIIII'mm the only ONE! rrrrrrrawwwr
Youre the best...Aaaaarooounndddd...... nothing gonna ever keep you down!

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 am
by BetaCygnus
Awww. Poor Megumi. =(

Fred, this is a truly awesome page, thanks! And wow, end of chapter.

Looking forward to the next!!!

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:06 am
by Okashinamaru
"the heartbreak of other people's luck"
Yeah sure, luck. That's what this crap is.
Teddy-Werebear wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:29 pm
UH OH...
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9
9!
9 TAILS OF THE FOX!
AH! AH! AH! AH! AH! AAAAAAHHHHHH!!

...
Sorry for channeling my internal Count from Sesame Street.
I actually find this quite alarming in story line.
Humor is and always has been my go to coping mechanism...
Yep. Bet she didn't steal em, either. That also explains how/why she looks like a normal human even though her family.. isn't.
BetaCygnus wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 am
Awww. Poor Megumi. =(
=(

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:51 am
by Invisigoth
Yeah she's a totally natural 9 tail. It's lucky for the city that Junpei snagged the bullet that would have hit her as she'd very likely have manifest then and having that come out in a gun battle would have ended the chapter and the story much sooner

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:06 am
by Yl33 D4 N00b
Soooooo, is Megumi now the most potentially destructive character in MT?

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:50 am
by Teddy-Werebear
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:06 am
Soooooo, is Megumi now the most potentially destructive character in MT?
No!
Foul Miho is and always will be...
Miho needs be destroyed.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:57 am
by Invisigoth
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:06 am
Soooooo, is Megumi now the most potentially destructive character in MT?
Deus ex Kumiho

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:39 pm
by darrin
Teddy-Werebear wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:50 am
Miho needs be destroyed.
Perhaps she does. And many are destroyed that need non-destroyedness. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out being destroyed in judgement.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:03 am
by Roamer
Teddy-Werebear wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:50 am
Yl33 D4 N00b wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:06 am
Soooooo, is Megumi now the most potentially destructive character in MT?
No!
Foul Miho is and always will be...
Miho needs be destroyed.
If Megumi has fully manfested and her future mindset reflects her emotions during the manifestation, I suspect you'll be proven wrong on this one, Teddy. Depending on the source, the power range of a 9T* can be pretty terrifying, and she's got no experience in controlling them. They may need Miho's help to keep Megumi from wrecking MT in this mental state. I very much hope not, but I can't recall a single good piece of luck she's had up to now. And everyone has a breaking point.

* I am hereby declaring that '9T' will be the short version of 'nine-tail' in the forums hereafter. Because shortcut.

Some of the legends say a that when a kitsune grows a ninth tail, their hair changes color to silver, white or gold. Would be an interesting look for her.

Re: [1583] the heartbreak of other people's luck

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:44 am
by louisxiv
Roamer wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:03 am

Depending on the source, the power range of a 9T* can be pretty terrifying, and she's got no experience in controlling them. They may need Miho's help to keep Megumi from wrecking MT in this mental state. I very much hope not, but I can't recall a single good piece of luck she's had up to now. And everyone has a breaking point.

* I am hereby declaring that '9T' will be the short version of 'nine-tail' in the forums hereafter. Because shortcut.
Shouldn't that be T9? I mean, if she goes on a rampage wouldn’t that make her a Tailminator?