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[1534] I need something sharp

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[1534] I need something sharp

Post by paarfi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:33 pm

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by paarfi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Go Miho!

At least Yaku's gag is off now. I suspect she's going to need to remember Junpei's name, with all the Ninja Miho is going to be facing down.
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Invisigoth » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:22 pm

Miho's got her war face on......and I suspect that Yaku is going to have a really good cry once this is over....

This reminds me of this scene from Orphan Black https://youtu.be/eotcYgbthOE?t=2m45s

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by eomdal » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 pm

Ah, how nice of the ninjas to show up. They have surely brought a variety of sharp implements for Miho to take from them.

She's writing one hell of a bad ass character for herself. Either the Megatokyo universe eventually unravels, or it rights itself in some freaky way.
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Olba » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:46 pm

A thing to note: Yaku has switched from "that Tohya woman" to "Aunt Tohya".

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by GreyWolfe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:55 am

Deus ex Miho it seems
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by cidjen » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 am

Like, eh, an actual sharp mind :P maybe? Could this have been resolved by peaceful negotiations?

Ninjas are no Horde, but she's got an incapacitated teen with her. Is this gonna slow her down again?

Though, at school she got caught by the Horde because she was trying to be delicate to Piro's ribcage. Here she probably doesn't need to be as delicate. And at the compound, she got surprised. But the Ninjas always got the element of surprise, it's what Ninjas do to non-ninjas. Non-ninjas will always be surprised by Ninjas, no matter how prepared they are. Supposedly Miho thinks she'd be third time lucky?

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by richvh » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:51 am

Hm... Miho is simultaneously too young (apparent age ~18) and too old (actual age: over 100?) to be an "obasan" (aunt, or middle aged woman, regardless of relation.)

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by garapagosu » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:09 am

Here comes the boom!!

Question: have we ever addressed the idea that Miho was meant to have a broken heart for a reason? As in reality built in a weak point to balance her power?

Her heart is fixed now, and short of her pacemaker getting fried, is she now OP? Aside from being able to respawn, teleport, tear down hospitals, etc...
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Teddy-Werebear » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:31 am

Well... Yaku is captured again.
Time for a game of ninja keep away with Yaku as the ball!

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Lingman » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:40 am

She already managed to disable and/or evade grandma to get Yaku out of her grasp, squished a pile of ninja at the fox hole and blew up the compound. Why would a few ninja peeking around the trees be of concern. She's obviously viewing them as a convenient source of something sharp, with added bonus of something to work out rage on a bit...

I'm hoping that Yaku does NOT recall Junpei's name, cause when she's in full on pissed off mode, things/people/neighborhoods get hurt, and I'd hate for her to accidentally discombobulate him while slaughtering ninja's wholesale.

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by darrin » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:47 am

eomdal wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 pm
She's writing one hell of a bad ass character for herself.
It's possible that she's not; that instead of having her nose rubbed in the limitations of her own story (people who love her die, she dies, she comes back somehow, over and over), she is fully focused on someone else's issues for the first time in a long time -- possibly a very very long time. That is, she's not consciously thinking about her own story at all.
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by paarfi » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:21 am

cidjen wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:43 am
Ninjas are no Horde, but she's got an incapacitated teen with her. Is this gonna slow her down again?
Miho is also just out of the hospital after nearly dying and having a pacemaker implanted. I wonder how much fighting she can handle.
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by iffy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:48 am

Did Yaku ever hear Junpei's name, and in an obvious way? Besides, even if she knew it, and in all this excitement she remembers him, why would she call for him now. The last time it was to travel to new stories and adventures. Plenty of that now. Miho is here taking care of things. No need for anyone else it seems.

One might imagine the only reason Miho is neutralized or surprised or vulnerable is because she lets others think so. Maybe even now with ninja girl and Yaku. Yet given Miho's activities since the alleged heart failure, surgery, destroying much stuff, and what she just did, worrying about how capable she is in battle doesn't seem too worthwhile a pastime.

Believing that Miho is either doomed to die or have everyone around her die is buying into some notion that anything of whatever is supposed to be her real story actually is. That any of them are true is an assumption. One from perception, mostly based off of things she's said or others have said that they learned from her. And she's rather both inconsistent and unreliable to begin with. As are the pieces and parts of information that everyone else has.

Either way, we've seen how far everyone else has gotten making assumptions about Miho. Or what she's trying to accomplish and why.

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Olba » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:01 pm

iffy wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:48 am
Did Yaku ever hear Junpei's name, and in an obvious way?
Well Junpei did say Junpei a lot when he appeared for Mugi.

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Zandra » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:24 pm

Methinks Miho san is going to go ham.
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Roborat » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:48 pm

Wow, a new page so quickly, I do believe I am getting giddy with all this activity. I am disappointed, I was expecting a multi page fight scene, although I suppose it could still happen. Shame on that first ninja, everyone knows that explosions are always a distraction.

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by BetaCygnus » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:09 pm

Olba wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:46 pm
A thing to note: Yaku has switched from "that Tohya woman" to "Aunt Tohya".
In personal address, yes. To her mom? In future, as well, I suppose.
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Granted, it did focus Miho.
Just… not this way. Not gagging and binding a teenage girl.

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by cidjen » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:28 pm

BetaCygnus wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:09 pm
BTW — the castle in panel 1 — anything anyone should recognise from somewhere? :?:
If within genre, looks like Naruto's dwelling in Konoha village :)
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by iffy » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:28 pm

Yaku preoccupied, not think Junpei say name nearly enough

lol

Yeah that's the ticket, she certainly should have picked it up

yet if she couldn't remember it before, what could have brought it up now when she's even more preoccupied

and so drawn into the story she pretty much herself started that she's all buddy buddy with Miho now

ergo probably not even thinking about calling him

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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by darrin » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:49 pm

Roborat wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:48 pm
Shame on that first ninja, everyone knows that explosions are always a distraction.
Hmm, I interpreted the "boom" as Miho blowing through the ceiling / wall /whatever on her way out. So not an intentional distraction, just a gentle reminder that one should never put one's face along the outgoing vector of the feet of someone like Miho (regardless of how cute said feet might be :lol:).
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Ningen » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:35 pm

Invisigoth wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Miho's got her war face on......and I suspect that Yaku is going to have a really good cry once this is over....

This reminds me of this scene from Orphan Black https://youtu.be/eotcYgbthOE?t=2m45s
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by piro » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:49 pm

darrin wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Roborat wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:48 pm
Shame on that first ninja, everyone knows that explosions are always a distraction.
Hmm, I interpreted the "boom" as Miho blowing through the ceiling / wall /whatever on her way out. So not an intentional distraction, just a gentle reminder that one should never put one's face along the outgoing vector of the feet of someone like Miho (regardless of how cute said feet might be :lol:).
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by Ningen » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:55 pm

cidjen wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:28 pm
BetaCygnus wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:09 pm
BTW — the castle in panel 1 — anything anyone should recognise from somewhere? :?:
If within genre, looks like Naruto's dwelling in Konoha village :)
Obvious RL check would be Tokyo Disneyland, but it doesn't look right and Fred is usually meticulous about architecture so I suspect cidjen has it.
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Re: [1534] I need something sharp

Post by darrin » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:13 pm

Ah, so the first panel is actually Miho saying "BOOM!" on her way out, just like Hellboy is saying it in the first panel above?

I am extremely pleased to have that explained to me, thanks. :lol:
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