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[1529] The needs of my story

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[1529] The needs of my story

Post by paarfi » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:33 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: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by paarfi » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:34 pm

Iiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting.

Looks like those who guessed Junpei grandma were right. *hands out internet cookies*

I think Junpei grandma is underestimating Miho though. This could get ugly.
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by DracMonster » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:48 pm

Well, we can call her Ninjagrrranny now...

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Invisigoth » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:58 pm

I'm going with grams'

So how many ninja does it take to haul Miho away bodily?

I'm sure that it's going to get really ugly and to be honest I'm not sure that grams isn't still testing Miho. I think maybe she'd approve of a Junpei x Miho pairing but it's pretty obvious that Mugi was carrying some baggage that she wasn't aware of going in. Or Junpei either for that matter


I think that <TA!> in the last panel must be ninja speak for "bye felicia"

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by cidjen » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am

TA only being used as a sound effect ? hmm...

In the UK I hear this a lot on the radio and in 'common speech', meaning a short for 'thanks' 'bye' (I think). (can't find a link to a description that meaning right now)

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So now we have more ninjas, ninja-editing Miho's story.

But the ninjas have a contract for ... Yaku's granny (the eight tail)...

Or is it just Cats versus foxes ?

But.

If it's a contract, then someone must have given it to the Ninjas. Who?
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Will Seraphim be attracted to Ninjas too ? as in, she went after the 'cute kitten' that turned out to be Belfegor...

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Also.
Previously we had zombies.
Now we got more ninjas than just Junpei.
Next we will get some... pirates ? :)
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Ningen » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:48 am

Hah! This went up just after I'd guessed that it might be a link back Sawatari Grandma. Ho hum.


Ta could be thanks (for bringing Yaku in) or from ta-ra (goodbye), or just a general dismissal.
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by cidjen » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:55 am

Oh and, we can probably continue to call Ninja Granny 'Enji' right :)
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by cidjen » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:58 am

paarfi wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:34 pm
*hands out internet cookies*
Hahaha careful, you'd get URP on your back (GDPR and stuff) :)
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Invisigoth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:13 am

cidjen wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:55 am
Oh and, we can probably continue to call Ninja Granny 'Enji' right :)
No, you can't

Don't be disrespectful

It's not cats vs foxes

There's an unfulfilled contract on the head of the Sawatari family.

It's business, nothing personal outside of Grandmother vs Great Grandmother perhaps. After all knowing someone is going to kill you would feel a little personal after all

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Mamma Peach » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 am

One more thing for Mugi to hate her grandma for... Poor love struck Junpei, he's going to feel so guilty for this. The way of love is sooo hard.

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Teddy-Werebear » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:53 am

Nabiki is one BAB... :shock:


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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Invisigoth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:58 am

WTB, she'd gut you like a fish for calling her Nabiki.

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Teddy-Werebear » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:02 am

cidjen wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am
Now we got more ninjas than just Junpei.
Next we will get some... pirates ? :)
Original Miho was a filthy pirate that must have made a deal with ole salt to come back as this psychic vampire succubus from the 233rd layer of the Abyss skinwalking as a goth girl for revenge on the authorities who were just meeting out justice for the criminals... little did she realize she would keep coming back... and back... and back... and back...
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Teddy-Werebear » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:04 am

Invisigoth wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:58 am
WTB, she'd gut you like a fish for calling her Nabiki.
SHE WOULD GUT ME SOME FISH!?!
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by garapagosu » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:07 am

Cookies!!!

And to think that mere speculation a year ago would result in cookies today.
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by paarfi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:25 am

cidjen wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am
TA only being used as a sound effect ? hmm...
In the UK I hear this a lot on the radio and in 'common speech', meaning a short for 'thanks' 'bye' (I think). (can't find a link to a description that meaning right now)
It's like 'bye' but very dismissive of Miho in this context.
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But the ninjas have a contract for ... Yaku's granny (the eight tail)
Yaku's great-grandma; Mugi's grandma.
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by MoneyMan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:57 pm

Ninjagram for Yaku!

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by paarfi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:59 pm

MoneyMan wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:57 pm
Ninjagram for Yaku!
*applauds* :ph34r:
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by TarsTarkas » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:19 pm

As a representative of the Human Engineering Life Laboratories we have put out a contract on Ninja Grandma. Anyone that old that looks that young must have the secret of youthful longevity. She must be examined thoroughly in a controlled environment for the good of humanity.

Joking aside, this is a pivitol moment for Miho. Her chance to be the hero of the story. Miho is a magical girl, she is the only one that knows what is going on, and has the power to do something about it. If Miho leaves Yaku to the tender mercies of the ninja clan she's toast to me.

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by iffy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:52 pm

It's a more brief form of ta-ta. (informal early 1800s unknown origin, and so going by the language-speaking rule could mean she is actually English) Goodbye, toodles, l8rz. From the looks of it Enjii is leaving. Or Miho is being taken away. Both! More! whatevs With the first a goal-focused leader out to avenge an old wrong and with a story that has its needs, and the second a tragic piece of left over not so evil who is unable to act because she has no story any more. Supposedly something like that.

Her compound, her ninja, the kids don't remember, Junpei's just a kid sort of. Finally she drops the act. So, there's been a contract on the head of Yakugashi's family for quite a long while, grandma isn't concerned or didn't think that Komugiko might just not know about that old situation either. Old-Eight-Tail's kinfolk messin' with her g'son. Having a big lucrative important stability contract in hand isn't enough, or not as interesting as an old unfinished one. Although indeed, Miho did not just waltz in but was invited. Still, why the act as silly-serious young sister something in the first place.....

So, remember, what Miho is. Note, Junpei and Mugi interact, because of the same reason Yaku shows up. Mugi knows Junpei is around and asks him to save Miho, and with the help of Kimiko and Piro and Megumi has "Miho" "die", while Miho is Hidden By Ninja in the family compound, and then this. Junpei's grandmother arrived to tease. No wait to fulfill contract. Just a minute, not, it's because.... Something.

Which of course so far nowhere Miho has gone is safe from anything. Be she an out-of-her-element embodiment of a story nobody plays so she's free to do what she wants, or if she is where stories ultimately come from but nobody can ever directly tell, or if she exists merely as a figment of our collective imagination; however that all is or gets explained. She dies, everybody dies, nobody dies, who knows, but if the story flow doesn't fit properly, apparently the fans become a mass of violence capable of anything. And she's now the equivalent malleable entity as the one Yuki tracked down to the ASF. (Ah, yes, that's correct, we do not know exactly how able to be molded that was or is, but it seems equivalent.)

With supposedly the stories going on involving Endgames, Piro, Sight, Kimiko over, and now with no story Miho is put here, where she is beset by the stories of Ninja and Kitsune, a woman who starts shoving it all back another way and a girl that wanted to write Miho a new story entirely and instead becomes quite well pulled into a whole mess of long-existing stories. You don't get a chance to craft anything for Miho before you become part of the stories yourself. Which almost clearly Yaku entered them even before she decided to go make her mother not sad. As we had wondered about, who might (not) go where when; the answer for trip to the hotel seems nobody here now any time soon.

As expected, Miho doesn't just do nothing, which seemed well expected also by those present, considering at least three henches were brought to "help" Miho leave. Whatever the goals of Enjii, stated or otherwise, to carry out some contract or to see how dangerous Miho is or another thing, we all might soon find Miho is far from a damaged powerless story-bereft pawn to be pushed around or ignored as to applicability. Whatever is expected, and however it plays out, everyone might soon find out some of whatever limits exist and what form they take.

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by BetaCygnus » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:50 pm



Poor Yakugashi… =(


Now, Miho…

…choose your game.

Oh, and you’d better choose wisely.

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Invisigoth » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:35 pm

I have a feeling that grams is playing 4D GO while everyone else is playing tic tac toe

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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Rapierman » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:03 pm

Holy....

Well, then, here comes the Ninja vs. Miho duel. It's gonna be messy. Let's see how much motivation Miho puts into this fight.
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by HakuRyoku » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:21 pm

grandson..... well theres the confirmation on how old she is....
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Re: [1529] The needs of my story

Post by Tsukai » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:47 pm

It feels like Miho has been disappeared regardless of her will to participate in anything or not. Likely when she reappears it'll be outside the love hotel, so short of any demands of 'take me back or you'll get a bunch of fives' to the ninjas she's not going to be participating in whatever this is any more, regardless of her will to.

Also on a related note man you gotta feel bad for Yaku in this strip. Her expressions are like, maximum pissing-one's-self I-am-about-to-die level fear.

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