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[1596] reference material

Post by Roamer » Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:56 am

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: [1596] reference material

Post by paarfi » Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:07 am

Well, that was something. Hugely embarrassing for Piro, of course. But I love how comfortable Largo and Erika are with each other.

Grandma's reaction leaves an important question still up in the air. Is that "oh dear she's a 9-tail", or "oh dear the secret is out". Leaving it like that is, of course, very Fred. :)
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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Missingno_force » Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:35 pm

hah, just in time to get a smile on my face for the weekend. and i gotta agree with paarfi, the way largo and erika play off each other is really enjoyable

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by eomdal » Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:06 pm

God, Piro is in a BSOD hard crash. His friend and his one time Idol are casually comparing his porn collection to their sex life...and while his own girlfriend is standing right there, language barrier or no.

There's only one thing that could make this even more mind-blowing for him. Consider: Piro had a full sized poster of Erika and a body pillow of her character. We've known this for 17 years, and yet I hadn't considered something until just today when someone in the Patreon comments pointed it out: Piro may well have whacked it to Erika and/or Moeko at some point. Anyone would feel weird and guilty at this point; Piro will implode.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by cidjen » Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:25 pm

Wow what a wonderful exchange ... O.o

I think @eomdal, there is also another facet in this diamond: I think, Largo thinks all the manga is all pr0n, even when it's not (not the first time you'd see that, compare when Largo phoned Piro after the club explosion, he was casually asking whether Piro was drawing pr0n... )

(Whether that because most or all Largo saw him read, of Piro's own collection, was smut… I probably would leave to debate, but that is what I feel Largo is generalising about)

and as someone who stumbled into the smut section of my bootlegs a few times, I can attest they are completely alien to how this really works in rl...

Hilarious page, thank you Fred, as always :)
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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by GouryG » Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:58 pm

Sometimes Largo doesn't know when to shut up. Even though we can't see him, it sounds like Piro is reaching a boiling point. We may see him let Largo have it once more.
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Post by HakuRyoku » Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:20 pm

eomdal wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:06 pm
comparing his porn collection to their sex life...
Not only that, but Erika is dropping some huge hints at Largo for some happy fun-times of their own and it appears that he is actually picking up on them.... more documentation needed indeed....
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Post by Natsumi » Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:34 pm

I'm laughing out loud over this whole thing! Well worth the wait.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Tsukai » Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:30 pm

Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy Piro just being forced to take everyone's shit? My response to this comic is the same as the last one:

This isn't funny. Give the man a break.

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Post by Eraden » Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:10 am

As amusing as this is (and I DO find it VERY amusing), it's the next installment that I will be looking forward to. If Granny knows anything about Megumi's "condition", she had better come clean and not beat around the bush. I suspect that Megumi is just a tad bit upset at this point and I am not sure if among all of the other skills that exist in a Nine-Tail's tool kit, there might be a built in lie detector. Even if there isn't, what Megumi wants right now are answers. Woe to those who don't give them to her.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Roamer » Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:22 am

Eraden wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:10 am
As amusing as this is (and I DO find it VERY amusing), it's the next installment that I will be looking forward to. If Granny knows anything about Megumi's "condition", she had better come clean and not beat around the bush. I suspect that Megumi is just a tad bit upset at this point and I am not sure if among all of the other skills that exist in a Nine-Tail's tool kit, there might be a built in lie detector. Even if there isn't, what Megumi wants right now are answers. Woe to those who don't give them to her.
I suspect a good part of the wide-eyed look on her face is recalibrating just how much sass and BS she can give Megumi now without there being painful consequences.

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Post by cidjen » Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:59 am

Tsukai wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:30 pm
Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy Piro just being forced to take everyone's shit? My response to this comic is the same as the last one:

This isn't funny. Give the man a break.
There is kind of a backstory to why some people find it funny, possibly even deservedly...

Fred's Teasing notwithstanding.
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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Invisigoth » Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:44 am

Having been instructed explicitly to not tease the other readers I will say that this strip is a LOT deeper than you may imagine and several rereads taking in other characters PoV makes it even funnier

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Post by Tsukai » Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:56 am

Nope.

Thinking of dropping the comic for a while if the current story arc is 'Piro is forced to take everyone's shit and laughed at for fifty strips'.

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Post by cidjen » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:44 am

Your call (and I would not go as far as saying I agree with all the Piro teasing, I like to think Piro is kinda redeeming himself and growing as a character, but some of it is just Largo's character being a jerk)
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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Invisigoth » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:18 am

Tsukai wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:56 am
Nope.

Thinking of dropping the comic for a while if the current story arc is 'Piro is forced to take everyone's shit and laughed at for fifty strips'.
Actually you should stick around, I'm expecting a payoff.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Arent » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:29 am

paarfi wrote:
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:07 am
Well, that was something. Hugely embarrassing for Piro, of course. But I love how comfortable Largo and Erika are with each other.

Grandma's reaction leaves an important question still up in the air. Is that "oh dear she's a 9-tail", or "oh dear the secret is out". Leaving it like that is, of course, very Fred. :)
It's funny how the 'I'm a monster' has been completely ignored & they talk about sex instead. Sawatari probably does not have to worry that they will care about any number of tails she might have. Largo even stopped counting them, I expected him to do some kind of threat assessment, but he is occupied with other topics.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:44 am

This is sorta "Largo Lite" to me. He's missing that manic edge I'm used to. Perhaps the meds have worn off?

Still waiting for Ping and Junko to show up(or did they go home?).

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Voyager » Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:59 am

I do lover Erica's "We'll see." at the end. She knows what most people would mean when they say that, she also know Largo well enough to know it might be something completely different too.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by GouryG » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:05 pm

I am waiting to see Piro finally get fed up with taking people's shit and go nuclear on someone. I guarantee that Great Granny knows a lot more than she has been leading everyone to believe about Megumi all these years.
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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Roamer » Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:36 am

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:44 am
This is sorta "Largo Lite" to me. He's missing that manic edge I'm used to. Perhaps the meds have worn off?

Still waiting for Ping and Junko to show up(or did they go home?).
Most men are calmer after they do some 'exploration and discovery'. It will wear off and he'll go back to counting tails and doing threat assessment.

What I'm wondering is, which is more embarrassing for Piro: Having your best friend and your former waifu discussing your private reading habits in front of your girlfriend who you finally got the nerve to 'explore', or having them discussing it in front of the good friend who saved your life, happens to be smoking hot and is possibly open to the idea of a threesome? (Yes, she was probably just teasing, but even so.)

Is it unfair to Piro? Well, yeah, but he's literally the designated straight man of the group. Miho established that back in 892.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Roamer » Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:06 am

Invisigoth wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 10:18 am
Tsukai wrote:
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:56 am
Nope.

Thinking of dropping the comic for a while if the current story arc is 'Piro is forced to take everyone's shit and laughed at for fifty strips'.
Actually you should stick around, I'm expecting a payoff.
Possibly more than one for Piro.

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Rapierman » Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:13 am

The most embarrassing part of this is that Erika is not missing a beat. It's hard to tell which of the two is worse.
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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by Invisigoth » Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:16 am

At issue isn't that there's some discussion of what may be questionable reading material that belongs to Piro, it's that Largo is openly discussing his own sexual dysfunction and Erika finds it funny as heck to make Piro blush.

Piro are Largo have been best friends for a very long time. Piro will defend Largo against great odds. Piro WRECKED Miho when he thought that she was mocking Largo in his drunken state at the CoE.

Nonetheless, it's still funny and a remarkable self own on the part of Largo as he has admitted openly that he was using whatever Piro's manga collection as "reference material"

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Re: [1596] reference material

Post by S1arburst » Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:52 pm

Hm, just noticing that Largo's broken nose has healed amazingly quickly. In fact, in panel 3, he looks almost too pretty compared to how he's usually drawn.
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