Liminaut wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:20 pm
Piro is getting some notoriety. I wonder if he is going to start generating stories? Maybe MT the comic is Piro's way of generating story power for himself.
He is definitely in the thick of things as far as the Story (or Stories?) is concerned. What's really amazing is how much those "things", or at least our understanding of them, have changed since the early chapters.
, if this were a particular type of action anime, you'd literally be able to see the lines of force centered around Miho and roiling around the gathered fanboys. Certainly it looked sinister enough at the time (and still does to those determined to lean in that direction no doubt), her "manipulating" the gathered fanboys to direct their angry energy against the hapless Piro, as retribution for him thwarting her attempt the previous night to torment poor Largo. But in light of what we've seen in the last few chapters, framing it that way now seems to be missing the big question: which way are those lines of force directed?
I didn't get a lot of feedback last thread on my "Miho as Stability's foie gras" question. But without buying into all the details, I would hope it would at least be possible to consider the alternative hypothesis: it's not her manipulating the fanboys there (or in many of the other places in early chapters she's seen as manipulative), it's them and their pooled emotions driving her "story" and her along with it. If she latched onto Piro's emotions because they were providing a pull in a different direction, a relief from the fanboy horde driving her in a particular direction, then perhaps Largo was doing the same thing in a different way. Sure, in his case those emotions were disdain, hate, fear etc.; but they'd still provide relief from the fanboy emotional onslaught, and by pretending to go along with his "queen of the undead" rantings, she'd be encouraging and amplifying those emotions in him (and thus the relief in her). It might not even be a conscious decision on her part, more of a gag reflex (continuing the metaphor of the fanboy horde emotions being constantly shoved down her throat).
To the Anti-Miho Bandwagoneers: if she never chose it, and can't control it, and is in constant pain because of it, then... what exactly do you want her punished for? If any of the strange and wondrous things we've seen coming to light in recent chapters are remotely true (and yes, many of them came directly from her mouth, I'm not saying grains of salt aren't needed here, just that they need to be applied in both directions
), then her life has already
been a punishment, for what unspeakably horrific past-life crime we may never know. Meta-punishing her for that may be viscerally satisfying to those absolutely convinced of her (again, nameless) guilt, but personally I'd kinda like to see some kind of basis or justification.
One of the worst omissions in the Lord of the Rings movies was dropping Gandalf's brilliant and beautiful "Then do not be so hasty in your judgment."