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[1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

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[1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by paarfi » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:56 pm

Fred posted the new comic to his Patreon. He'll post it to the main site and elsewhere tomorrow.
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by paarfi » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:00 pm

Man, Yaku bring out the heavy artillery.

*passes around the popcorn*
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by arimareiji » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:08 pm

paarfi wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Man, Yaku bring out the heavy artillery.

*passes around the popcorn*
It could be vanity, but I think my comment from Patreon might be worth re-posting.

If storytelling were baseball, I think this comic is a ground-rule double... after the ball bounces into the stands, off the center-fielder's head. Quite painful, but now everyone can advance two bases.


(Except Piro, who AFAWK is likely advancing all four. Not sure how that works.)
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Edit, because my strange humor is often too oblique: To clarify, this is meant as a weird semi-high compliment.
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Pre-emptive answer for fellow syntax quibblers: Actually both senses apply, come to think of it.
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by Invisigoth » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:49 pm

It looks like John Wick has found a new puppy......

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by arimareiji » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:35 pm

Invisigoth wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:49 pm
It looks like John Wick has found a new puppy......
(after reading Wikipedia to get the reference)
Darn those Russians, they seem to be the root of all evil these days.
Next we'll find out they secretly run Stability and do kitten-stomping derbies on the side. (^_~)
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by DracMonster » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:54 pm

Anyone else misread "poofed" at first?

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by NinjaDefenestrator » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Yakugashi, you giant BRAT.

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by Liminaut » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:39 pm

Precociousness 2 Junpei 0
Precociousness 1 Miho 0

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by GreyWolfe » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:17 pm

NinjaDefenestrator wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Yakugashi, you giant BRAT.
Yeah, she kinda is, but she's pissed at Miho enough to use Piro's private matters as a sick buuuuuurn.

Now not sure Ninjagrrl is grandma, that conversational level is a little more, like, juvenile.
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by Invisigoth » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:03 pm

Ninja Grrl is very evil

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by eomdal » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:21 pm

DracMonster wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Anyone else misread "poofed" at first?
Yes. Yes, I did. :lol:
SD seems to no longer need the tinfoil hat that it had made from merciless hammering on Occam's Razor. This is a strange state of affairs. I do hope that it finds the need for it again someday.

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by DrunkenSailor » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:48 pm

Well this "in a love hotel with another women" thing is probably a big part of why Yaku made Junpei bring her here. Yaku knew about Miho, knows about the pace-maker, and seems to understand the danger and the opportunity this represents for Miho, but only decided she needed to talk to Miho after her Aunt Megumi called from the love hotel. Miho doesn't seem to be succeeding on her own at capitalizing on this opportunity to improve her situation, the situation that causes Yaku's Mom to feel sad and got her injured.

Aside from that, Yaku seems to be doing a good Mokoto Sawatari impression with her sudden jump from being startled. The scene from Kanon where she ended up on crouched on top of the refrigerator. That scene is here starting at 2:40 seconds

Another aside. Yaku doesn't seem to really like Miho a lot, but unlike her Mom's reaction to a flight on Air-Ninja to the hospital, Yaku was pretty calm about it. Blaming her for her Mom's problems, or just being jealous of the attention or whatever probably hasn't kept her from accepting a thrilling ride across the sky on Air-Aunt-Miho or two.

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by Invisigoth » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 am

And now I'm wondering if Ninja Grrl didn't know this before and was waiting for Yaku to show up. It'd probably not take too much more for Miho to just say, "Kill me!" with predictable results

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by cidjen » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:32 am

Invisigoth wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 am
And now I'm wondering if Ninja Grrl didn't know this before and was waiting for Yaku to show up. It'd probably not take too much more for Miho to just say, "Kill me!" with predictable results
I had this feeling over the previous comic :)

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by paarfi » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:54 am

Now I'm starting question the Junpei grandma theory. Surely someone as old as Junpei grandma would have met kitsune before, or at least would have been a little less squeeeee about meeting this one.
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by paarfi » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:16 am

DracMonster wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Anyone else misread "poofed" at first?
Fred just changed that to "floofed", for reasons. :P

Aaaand posted to the main site. Yayifications!
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by eomdal » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:40 am

This made my day. And to think that Fred can write humor like this while everything he has in his life is going on. Hell, I can't make a joke when things are just a little extra busy at work. Thank you, Fred.
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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by Missingno_force » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:42 am

"she actually floofed" after a not-so-silent-rattle, i think this might get a spot in my favourite MT moments of all time

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by Skorpion » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:13 am

She did indeed floof. So cute! I hope we get to see her smoothing her tails back down again.

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by cidjen » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:22 am

[Written as I went over the comic several times, so might be a bit... chaotic]

So. There are. People. Who. Actually. Knew. She. Love(d/s) Piro...
Even though Miho blocked it out deeper than Kimiko did.

Perspicacious girls : 2, Miho : 0...

Miho's initial reaction - kind-of like Yuki's 'the whole school knew about [Yutaka] for years' moment.

/me resists temptation of a TWB type of outburst *yassssss* sorry ^W ^W oh, damn :).

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oh and the cute [not-at-all-silent-rattle] :)

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"Fans deserve better than my story" ... oh come on. You said to the Actress, that you hate what the Story was making you to be. Speak for yourself, dammit.
(afterthought... or maybe not. This one ninjaeditor may not be trustworthy enough. )

"My "fans" are good people"... yeah, right. They (only?) want to feel sorry for you.

Wish we could see Miho's face in this panel...

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Annoying Ninjagrrl /is/ Annoying.

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Cute frenetic Kitsune Panic...

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But then, what next. Are we heading for Heartbreaking Miho path ? Or will she want to start her own 'I fought bravely to get back the boy I loved' story ? That could be potentially more sad to the Audience than repeatedly dying. She can't die any more... but the story she would end up with would be worse, not better - every game you will try to play will now end with a broken heart... like Ping...?
Ow.

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Or, what, will Yakugashi edit Kimiko out of the room out there and put Miho there instead, by her 'story editing' powers ?

That would be indeed anti-climatic. To whatever Kimiko and Piro may or may not be doing now.

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On the other hand.

If Yakugashi just places / edits Miho into the room... she doesn't know Piro and Kimiko are in the shower... Miho may encounter Seraphim and have a long talk with her (nothing unusual here, Erika eventually saw and did get a chat with Boo, right?) . Or hear them talking about what's next... or just hear to them talking and realize there is not much she can do but mix it up if she stays... then use her powers to get away from there, never to be seen again. Just needs then to 'borrow' that magic notebook from Yakugashi to write something appropriate.

Or, she will hear them talking about the Story and realize that it's her story they are talking about, and interrupt them.

Or she will hear them talking, and deliberately decides to stay and give out on her frustration... at Piro's indecisiveness of course, when he becomes aware of her presence... the real moment of choice ?

('before' or 'after' doesn't really matter, smexing doesn't make feelings permanent or for granted)

Great comical potential if she gets placed on the floor under the bed, or ... tries to hide there while they 'make out'.
Or, if Miho gets tied up in one of the hanging chains and the two of them have to go about rescuing her, still naked... haha :)

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by HakuRyoku » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am

well given those last two panels I'd say its pretty clear that Miho had no idea what Piro and Kimiko have been up to. (and given the facial expressions surprised and not happy about it) oh what fun this is going to be. ^^
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Post by Mamma Peach » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:15 pm

I took the facial expression as more of a surprise that Yaku was saying that than anything else. I mean she knows how Piro feels, so that's no surprise though she might be a bit surprised that he'd go that far with it (but probably not) or maybe that the "rescue" ended up there (again probably not), and again not something that she'd hate or even be openly envious of. I think she's more surprised to hear her friend's "little girl" talking about it so openly. Otherwise it doesn't make much sense.

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Post by Liminaut » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm

If Yaku genuinely wants everybody happy, there's only one way I see forwards: harem route.

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by NinjaDefenestrator » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:09 pm

paarfi wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:54 am
Now I'm starting question the Junpei grandma theory. Surely someone as old as Junpei grandma would have met kitsune before, or at least would have been a little less squeeeee about meeting this one.
She never said she’d never seen one before. My guess is that she was being extra annoying for fun.

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Re: [1518] Not Happy, But Interesting

Post by NinjaDefenestrator » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:10 pm

HakuRyoku wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am
well given those last two panels I'd say its pretty clear that Miho had no idea what Piro and Kimiko have been up to. (and given the facial expressions surprised and not happy about it) oh what fun this is going to be. ^^
Just how did Yaku know Miho was in love with Piro, anyway? Mugi was in denial about that, even if she told Yaku what was happening before she fell asleep.

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