BakaJedi wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 am
🤨 Unfortunately there's no way to know how long they'll ^stay
^ there ~
given the (banking-)changes¹ which have led to funding institutions, like patreon (as banking clients
) becoming, effectively, more… "prudish" about enforcement of their "community standards" rules. 🤬
Guh, well that sucks. Guess I will need to be more aggressive about actually downloading stuff Fred does that I like.
🤨Kindergarten age children do know that they have "areola" (even if the ^word^ for them is not actually part of their vocabulary)
Yes of course; I didn't intend to imply otherwise, but what I wrote above was telegraphic enough that that probably wasn't clear.
Suppose you're asked to generate an "accurate" self-image (without anyone defining what they mean by that
), and further that you're hooked up to either a Star Trek-style thingy which scans your brain and generates a hologram of that image, OR to some Harry-Potter style "brainicus scanibus" that enlivens the image. (Fred has mechas, magical girls, and devices for electronically measuring the magical "energy" of the girls, so he can be pulling chunks from any part of that spectrum he pleases. Let's pretend it's not important for the moment.)
Would you remember, and decide to include, which asymmetries were present in which knee? Each and every scar and tiny defect accumulated on your hands over the past n years? What your gall bladder's shaped like? Me I would just about manage an xkcd-style stick figure. Others would no doubt be considerably more accurate -- still constrained though by what they decide
is important to show.
My best guess would be that Moeko didn't consider those particular features "important" enough to manifest -- compared to more blatantly obvious properties like size and softness. (That doesn't attempt to answer why
she would rank importances that way; we've only seen her for a couple of strips so far, so I certainly won't claim to have a good handle on her motives yet.) Or maybe she does remember and consider them important, but
remembers her "[her] ^mother's^ [or whatever woman in the life(lives) of said girl(s) is actually/effectively raising" her explaining that those are "private" parts; she's "pretending" to be "grown all up" and casual about the abstract shapes, but is (underneath?) actually still a bit shy about the particular identifying details.
Just guesses of course.
As for Erika, my guess would be she's still in the early stages of "what the heck is even going on", and there are no doubt lots of details obvious to us that are still skimming under her radar. Alternatively she has
noticed, but has decided there's not much currently to be gained constructively by telling Largo about this. (Can you see her turning to him and saying "Hey check it out, she's got really big boobs but no nipples at all! Ain't that a hoot?" Funny perhaps but not really Erika's style; more of an Asako thing maybe?)
Also I had refrained from responding to this before but since BakaJedi brings up issues of "prudery" explicitly (ha ha):
Teddy-Werebear wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:36 am
Rapierman wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Fred: Given the underlying story (now that I've seen enough of it), I'm willing to go along. Just give it an "NC-17" rating and move on.
Do not be a prude... this is not even close to NC-17.
To be fair, I don't think that Rapierman pointing out (correctly imho) that there are those out there who would stridently object to the current images (let alone the ones posted to Patreon), is any evidence of prudery on Rapierman's part. I interpreted Rapierman's statement as being a suggestion to slap the "highest" warning on it, thereby warning off those most likely to work themselves up into a lather for whatever reason. (I consider the risk of a "false positive", someone warned off by the (excessive) "NC-17" that would have stayed if it were a "more accurate" R or PG-13 or whatever, to be fairly small among Fred's likely audience, but could certainly be wrong about that.)
I'm not saying I advocate that position personally, but there are certainly good arguments to be made for it. Do you put a nice big accurate "Okay, this transformer is only 400 volts, and of course that's way less dangerous than those 100000V power lines you definitely shouldn't let your kids climb on; but this could still cause someone at the very least serious injury if they manage to touch it in the wrong way at the wrong time, so please don't climb the fence here and open the panel and go rooting around inside", and then wait for the first soccer mom to sue you when her dumb kid burns his hand? No, you just slap a "DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE" sign on it with lots of skulls and lightning bolts. An engineer doing the latter isn't an indication that they're "afraid of electricity".