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[1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by paarfi » Thu May 27, 2021 12:58 pm

Fred has posted the new comic to his Patreon. He'll post it to the main site and elsewhere probably tomorrow.
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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Invisigoth » Thu May 27, 2021 1:11 pm

So Piro is being drafted to help write romantic adventures for a young lady...

Also, Largo only has eyes for Megumi :D

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Post by jkhartl » Thu May 27, 2021 6:03 pm

I may be being a little indiscreet but is Kimiko wearing bloomers?
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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by maldrul » Fri May 28, 2021 1:27 am

jkhartl wrote:
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I may be being a little indiscreet but is Kimiko wearing bloomers?
It's whatever she had to choose from out of the clothing Ash brought up to their room.
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Post by eomdal » Fri May 28, 2021 3:05 am

I wonder just how much Erika knows about the history between Piro and Miho. She may have intuited that there's something there based this and that but I don't think Miho (or Kimiko, for that matter) has had time to tell her anything, even if they were inclined to.

Piro is the kernel of the disruption to Miho's story and all the resulting chaos, yet his involvement has been mostly passive! Erika now apparently wants him to reach into the heart of the tear in Megatokyo's reality by writing Miho's new story, which would inevitably reflect the same thoughts and feelings that have been guiding his actions so far and causing all of this.

The Megatokyo universe is about to reach down it's own throat and turn itself inside out.

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Post by louisxiv » Fri May 28, 2021 5:26 pm

eomdal wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 3:05 am
I wonder just how much Erika knows about the history between Piro and Miho. She may have intuited that there's something there based this and that but I don't think Miho (or Kimiko, for that matter) has had time to tell her anything, even if they were inclined to.

Piro is the kernel of the disruption to Miho's story and all the resulting chaos, yet his involvement has been mostly passive! Erika now apparently wants him to reach into the heart of the tear in Megatokyo's reality by writing Miho's new story, which would inevitably reflect the same thoughts and feelings that have been guiding his actions so far and causing all of this.

The Megatokyo universe is about to reach down it's own throat and turn itself inside out.
I'd guess Erika is thinking about stories for Moeko, not Miho.

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Rapierman » Fri May 28, 2021 6:00 pm

I was wondering when this was going to come around...

....but I didn't expect that Erika would know Megumi that well. 😳😮😕
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Post by cidjen » Fri May 28, 2021 6:26 pm

Looks like the momentary lapse of friendship when Erika wasn't there, when Kimi was having a hard time with her fans, was really only that: momentary. If anyone had any doubts, just look at Erika to pounce at Piro in p6… the look she's giving him.

Side question, just how powerful Kimi is, if she can suppress a 9 tail kitsune....?

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Post by Fujii Yakumo » Fri May 28, 2021 6:29 pm

Time for my usual intelligent commentary:

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Invisigoth » Fri May 28, 2021 6:41 pm

cidjen wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 6:26 pm
Looks like the momentary lapse of friendship when Erika wasn't there, when Kimi was having a hard time with her fans, was really only that: momentary. If anyone had any doubts, just look at Erika to pounce at Piro in p6… the look she's giving him.

Side question, just how powerful Kimi is, if she can suppress a 9 tail kitsune....?

Thanks for the page Fred!
Kimiko can't suppress Megumi at all. There are multiple layers going on with the conversations as well and they likely all are entirely relevant. Erika hasn't ever seen Megumi as a kitsune before, also...in the hallway weeping while she's being comforted by Piro who as we all know is Kimiko's BF....

Fred originally said he was going to have Kimiko wearing nothing but a rave jacket and I'm almost disappointed at her comparatively modest attire. Though tackle hugging Megumi in a rave jacket and nothing else would have defeated to entire purpose of getting dressed I suppose

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Fri May 28, 2021 7:52 pm

Largo seems to be taking it all in; odd that he hasn't said anything yet.

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Post by eomdal » Fri May 28, 2021 10:13 pm

I'd guess Erika is thinking about stories for Moeko, not Miho.
Ah, true. Still kinda scary, though.

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Post by jkhartl » Fri May 28, 2021 10:25 pm

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
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Largo seems to be taking it all in; odd that he hasn't said anything yet.
He was struck dumb by what happened to him last night.
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Post by Voyager » Sat May 29, 2021 2:07 am

I do love the slow shifting of the gears as the scene goes on. Erika is very chill, but you can tell she's sifting through the "Is there someone I need to fold into little pieces now?" followed by the discovery that not only is Kimi's heart not broken by whatever is going on, but she is apparently, absolutely hyperkinetic about the whole thing. What the thing, exactly, is, for her, remains to be seen, but clearly, Kimi's ok, so she's happy.

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Post by Roamer » Sat May 29, 2021 4:16 am

Invisigoth wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 1:11 pm
So Piro is being drafted to help write romantic adventures for a young lady...

Also, Largo only has eyes for Megumi :D
Largo recognizes a potential threat when he sees one. The level of intensity on display is intriguing...I wonder just how much he can discern just by looking at something as attuned to stealth and misdirection as a kitsune.

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Roamer » Sat May 29, 2021 4:19 am

maldrul wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 1:27 am
jkhartl wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 6:03 pm
I may be being a little indiscreet but is Kimiko wearing bloomers?
It's whatever she had to choose from out of the clothing Ash brought up to their room.
Just as likely it's whatever was closest to hand. I'm mildly surprised she didn't come out wearing it inside out and backwards.

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by paarfi » Sat May 29, 2021 6:50 am

I like the parallel to when Erika was poking Piro about taking Yuki and her friends upstairs. Different this time, since everyone is of age and Piro and Kimiko were already a thing, but still neat. [217] [221] [254]
louisxiv wrote:
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I'd guess Erika is thinking about stories for Moeko, not Miho.
Though really, since Miho is the character analogue for Moeko's story, it would affect both. Erika already has Yaku lined up to help with the story writing [1569] so it's going to be a writing team.
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but I didn't expect that Erika would know Megumi that well. 😳😮😕
It looks to me like she knows her through Kimiko, so a friend-of-a-friend kind of thing. Notice that it's Hayasaka-san and Sawatari-san between them, but it's Megumi-chan for Kimiko.
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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by louisxiv » Sat May 29, 2021 7:36 am

paarfi wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 6:50 am
louisxiv wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 5:26 pm
I'd guess Erika is thinking about stories for Moeko, not Miho.
Though really, since Miho is the character analogue for Moeko's story, it would affect both. Erika already has Yaku lined up to help with the story writing [1569] so it's going to be a writing team.
Point. Though I have the impression Yaku will be covering the Miho angle, which makes Piro the lead, perhaps, for Moeko — with the intent to give them separate happy stories to suit each rather than the previous unhappy/tragic congomerate. As far as I can make out, Miho channels mostly the tragic illness aspect of Moeko while Erika had the Magical Girl role? How to write out the illness and tragedy without losing Moeko (and the magic) though?

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Post by Teddy-Werebear » Sat May 29, 2021 7:56 am

Hmmmm... that is putting it rather mildly, Moerika.

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Post by cidjen » Sat May 29, 2021 9:27 am

My brain just gave me this fart,

What if Kimi is secretly a Zilla princess?
Not unlike the one recently turned back human, i.e. Zom-zom. Or that may even be her sister... Or someone from the same tribe.

Proof?
Largo thought Kimi is super powerful.
She can actually run.
Erika keeps referring to her that way, even to her face.
Her power is enough to make a potentially raging 9tail kitsune, meek.
Even Ninja (Junpei) does what she says without as much as a thought.
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Post by merigold » Sat May 29, 2021 1:11 pm

This is my favorite page in quite a while. I'm super amused by Erika's reactions! And I, too, am happy that Kimiko's happy.

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Invisigoth » Sat May 29, 2021 6:08 pm

@cidjen: Kimiko does not have a tail. The whole Kimi-zilla thing is about what an emotionally abusive bitch she is once she's gotten her claws sunk into a guy.

It's not unlikely that Erika thought that Kimiko had already driven Piro off and he'd done something on the rebound

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Post by cidjen » Sun May 30, 2021 8:53 am

Ok...
In that case, another thought:

We could be to some degree certain that Kimi was to tell Piro he's got the drawing job... The feeling is like a time limited choice frame is coming:
Now Erika is coming at him with this writing proposal, which he doesn't realise (?) is for the same/related character, and may be hesitant about it. Which will cause either a rift between Kimi and Erika, or between either of them and Piro, and / or anger the present 9 tail Megumi. Unless Largo steps in and saves his bacon... Or makes it worse :)
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Post by Ubu » Sun May 30, 2021 9:36 pm

Some notes on the panels:

2,4,8: Largo is intently looking at something to the lower left, off panel. In 4, he's obviously bent over, like he's about to touch something. Like, I dunno... tails?

6: A prayer for the doomed. Heh.

8: Obviously, Erika thinks Piro had a really good night and isn't as square as he seems. However, my first impression of the writing assignment is that she's talking about Kimiko; i.e.: she's misreading the mood and telling him "good job getting Kimiko to loosen up*, now do it some more!"

* :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: ow. Just ow.

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Re: [1594] a side of you I haven't seen before

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sun May 30, 2021 10:44 pm

Largo: "Hmmmmmmmm, never seen a cat with nine tails before......" :roll:

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