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[1544]-"Too Much Information"

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[1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Invisigoth » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:28 am

Well Ping will have a lot to process after this...

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by eomdal » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:05 pm

Grandmas are such a vital font of wisdom, including the wisdom to know when to stop being prudish about things and just be out with it. And when to quit. The only question now is what Ping does with this new data and what effect it has on her. Advanced AI should not even be tasked with making cake for office parties. This could be the seed of Megatokyo's GladOS moment.

I also like how the big plushie thing next to them looks like it's looking at them with a smirk. I hesitate to think what the guests of the Foxhole have done to it before it was retired to the break room.
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: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Invisigoth » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:35 pm

During the drawing on Twitch we saw Fred teasing the viewers with phantom tails manifesting behind Megumi as well as the hint of ears raising. The tails are gone but the phantom ears are still visible...

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Teddy-Werebear » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:39 am

Are Megumi's fox ears popping up in that last panel?!?

Heh heh... Ping had very little clue. She probably was thinking along the lines of heavy hugging and smooching.
Granny has a look like she is 3 sheets to the wind right now.

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by BetaCygnus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:39 am

That’s a wise move of grandma, I think. She rightly guessed the background of the misunderstanding between Megumi and Ping, and now freaks out Ping deliberately (and her granddaughter — with two D’s ;) ) — to just give Ping every reason to withdraw out of her own free will.

I wonder how this will play out, but that’s the intention I tend to read in grandma’s communication.

Nicely done!
Now off to check on the phantom fox ears and the plushy thing…

Thanks for the nice update, Fred!!! And, @everybody:

Have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2019!

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Post by cidjen » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:49 am

The way Ping curls up on the sofa in panel 6 heh.
I am guessing she's more like a real 3d girl with every grandmama's word ;)

What's the plushie (?) naval mine next to the plushie ghost? Or is that a morgenstern flail...? Oh i can see a chain indeed. So, flail :) References anyone :)

Awesome page :) thank you Fred.

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Post by garapagosu » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:44 am

So many colorful grandmothers in this chapter!!

Anyone else hearing "Talk Dirty to Me" in the background?
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Post by HakuRyoku » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:00 pm

Oh ping sweetie..... you really don't have any idea how all of this works do you....
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Post by Rapierman » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:03 pm

Oh, good lord, Ping definitely acts like the young teen that's just now being corrupted (and is embarrassed in the process). Yes, Ping, you just bit off more than you can chew. Nervous? You should be.

EDIT: I wonder how Piro's going to react when he finds out that the grandmother just corrupted Ping. :lol:
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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by BetaCygnus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:48 pm

I think she’ll re-engage the Embarrassment Subroutines — with a twist. =)
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Post by zumHueriger » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:25 pm

That expression in Panel 5. Grandma looks like she is remembering things she’s told others, over the years; sad and bittersweet but necessary. This strip was some of Freds best face/emo work; even in the no-text Patreon strip you could pretty much tell what was being said...

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Fujii Yakumo » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:06 pm

BetaCygnus wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:39 am
Now off to check on the phantom fox ears and the plushy thing…
The plushie's eyes definitely moved -- compare the current strip (1544) against the previous one (1543).

We've had inhuman characters (e.g., Ed) in Megatokyo, but nonhuman ones (besides Boo and Seraphim, and the CEA crew)....?

As for ears on Megumi, I think they're real -- her hair in 1544.6 (an "aerial shot" from the rear) does not "lie" in such a way as to allow for "ridges" or "waves" to appear as ears from the front.
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Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 pm

Did Grandma just give Ping an alchoholic beverage? :shock:

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Post by paarfi » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:58 pm

Poor Ping. :P

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by maldrul » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:05 pm

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Did Grandma just give Ping an alchoholic beverage? :shock:
It was full of nanites that are currently working their way through Ping's positronic brain ;>
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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by NinjaDefenestrator » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:00 pm

So...is Fred just messing with us or does Megumi actually have hidden fox ears?

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Post by cidjen » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Yl33 D4 N00b wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Did Grandma just give Ping an alchoholic beverage? :shock:
Doesn't alcohol have some sizable calories content? 7 calories per gram. If anything she'll not need extra charging tonite.

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Invisigoth » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:15 pm

NinjaDefenestrator wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:00 pm
So...is Fred just messing with us or does Megumi actually have hidden fox ears?
Fred mess with the readers????? Oh that would NEVER happen!!!

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Post by zumHueriger » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:30 pm

Invisigoth wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:15 pm
NinjaDefenestrator wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:00 pm
So...is Fred just messing with us or does Megumi actually have hidden fox ears?
Fred mess with the readers????? Oh that would NEVER happen!!!
Not just the ears...the whole face (eyes especially) is about to go full kitsune...

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Invisigoth » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:16 am

zumHueriger wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Invisigoth wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:15 pm
NinjaDefenestrator wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:00 pm
So...is Fred just messing with us or does Megumi actually have hidden fox ears?
Fred mess with the readers????? Oh that would NEVER happen!!!
Not just the ears...the whole face (eyes especially) is about to go full kitsune...
Pure speculation, there was some discussion about Megumi's lineage in which some readers had the position that she and her maternal line were not in fact Sawatari but "normies" who were covered by the clan under the umbrella of being support or dependants
By showing Megumi as positively feral he can demonstrate that her maternal line is simply tailless (or something), not manifesting kitsune traits

Or, he's just messing with us

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by GouryG » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:16 pm

Well as for the weird plushie, while Fred was drawing I asked about it and he said that it was a physical manifestation of the Kitsune curse.

Poor Ping looks like she is about to blow a fuse due to all the information given to her by Grandma. It almost reminds me of Norman in the Star Trek episode I Mudd when he goes into overload.
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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by cidjen » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:19 pm

GouryG wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Well as for the weird plushie, while Fred was drawing I asked about it and he said that it was a physical manifestation of the Kitsune curse.

Poor Ping looks like she is about to blow a fuse due to all the information given to her by Grandma. It almost reminds me of Norman in the Star Trek episode I Mudd when he goes into overload.
What about the morning star flail :) is that a plushie too?

Is it standard issue for one of the rooms or confiscated ?

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Okashinamaru » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:16 am

So when do we get to the part where Piro gives up and kills himself?

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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by paarfi » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:19 pm

Okashinamaru wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:16 am
So when do we get to the part where Piro gives up and kills himself?
:? Uhh, I'd say that's a "never". :?
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Re: [1544]-"Too Much Information"

Post by Invisigoth » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:53 pm

Okashinamaru wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:16 am
So when do we get to the part where Piro gives up and kills himself?
Let's see, Piro is making love to one of the hottest new upcoming Idols at this very moment in comic time. He has one of the arguably most desirable women in the MegaTokyo universe broken hearted and desiring him and wanting to talk to him about "stuff", well if she didn't get distracted by one of Fred's awesome grandmothers and a ninja clan abusing a young lady that she feels protective of...

What was the question again?

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