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#0, TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-18-15 at 02:50 AM
hey, so nobody panic, but I think this might happen tomorrow or Friday

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#1, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by TsukaiStarburst on Jun-18-15 at 04:30 AM
In response to message #0
Yaaay! Bring it on! I'm so hyped... need to know what the result of that e-mail was...

#2, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Verbena on Jun-18-15 at 11:15 AM
In response to message #1
Can't help but agree. Watching their reaction to Shit Got Real will be very entertaining!

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#3, musical microteaser
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-18-15 at 05:38 PM
In response to message #0
Went down to the cross road
Fell down on my knees
I went down to the cross road
Fell down on my knees
Well I asked the spirits, "have mercy
Save me if you please"

T minus I don't know, probably an hour or so.

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#4, RE: musical microteaser
Posted by TheOtherSean on Jun-18-15 at 07:27 PM
In response to message #3
I'm liking it.

#5, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Droken on Jun-19-15 at 10:56 PM
In response to message #0
So, this was quite excellent.

I am of the opinion that one would be hard-pressed to find any cast of characters more inherently adorable than the K-On girls, and their inclusion into UF has done absolutely nothing to reverse that opinion; rather the opposite, in fact.

This piece both continued in that vein (re: Yui and Ui's parents, which was absolutely -brilliant-), and also brought the whole of TFLF back into, well...the Federation's story itself. Most of what's been going on with the Dìqiú Suite and related pieces has been much more on the light and family-fun side; and though we've seen the (very) occasional peak that all is not entirely well outside Dìqiú, TFLF in particular felt almost like an wholly separate realm -within- that.

And now I feel like it's circling back around into the fold. The interesting piece of that though, is that, to me at least, it feels like it's doing so -without- compromising the fact that these are just a bunch of happy-go-lucky highschool girls. We're not seeing them gird up and join in the punching; they're trying to help in their own way. It's working really well for me.

So yea, really looking forward to the next piece; can't wait to see the girls of HTT work their magic with a purpose.


#6, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-19-15 at 11:49 PM
In response to message #5
>And now I feel like it's circling back around into the fold. The
>interesting piece of that though, is that, to me at least, it feels
>like it's doing so -without- compromising the fact that these are just
>a bunch of happy-go-lucky highschool girls.

That's been the hardest part of returning TFLF from hiatus, actually - keeping that balance. When we realized that shit was going to get really real for a lot of the "main cast" just before the girls' summer vacation began, and thus before they would have a chance to do most of the cool stuff that their association with members of that cast implies, it became obvious that we couldn't just ignore what was going on outside Sakuragaoka - it would be too obviously weird, and it would be ducking a challenge just for fear of tackling it, in a way.

On the other hand, there was justifiable concern when Corwin's letter to Mio came out that the Real World was about to drop some pretty serious brutality on these poor kids, which had the potential to be both a massive buzzkill and take them into territory that it wouldn't be any good to watch them try to navigate. Splitting that difference has taken a lot of careful thought.

We can't really avoid it becoming a maturing experience (of a kind that they never really had in the canon, as it happens), but what we're hoping is that we can make it one that keeps them who they are. The alternative is to do like Rex Stout did in the Nero Wolfe novels, wherein Archie, Wolfe, and the rest of the core cast never age or change even as the setting they inhabits advances from the early 1930s to the early 1970s.

As it happens, Kakifly more or less did that in the K-On! manga - even in the extension where the Original Four go off to college, they're pretty much exactly the same as they were as freshmen in high school, apart from being better at music. I've been accused of a similar thing in my own time (I'd say it's number three on the common accusations list, after "your future is the 1950s with better production values" and "your villains are all Snidley Whiplash"), and not always without justification, but here, we're trying for something more complex. Time will tell if we succeed.

>So yea, really looking forward to the next piece; can't wait to see
>the girls of HTT work their magic with a purpose.

So are we! If I say myself, I'm pretty sure it's going to be awesome. :)

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#7, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Droken on Jun-19-15 at 11:54 PM
In response to message #6
>I've been
>accused of a similar thing in my own time (I'd say it's number three
>on the common accusations list, after "your future is the 1950s with
>better production values" and "your villains are all Snidley
>Whiplash"), and not always without justification, but here, we're
>trying for something more complex. Time will tell if we succeed.

Well, from what has occurred so far, and in my own (admittedly slightly biased, but I think still relevant) opinion, you're doing pretty damn well.

>>So yea, really looking forward to the next piece; can't wait to see
>>the girls of HTT work their magic with a purpose.
>
>So are we! If I say myself, I'm pretty sure it's going to be awesome.
>:)

You can't see it? But if you strain yourself you might hear the sound of me shivering in anticipation :)


#8, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-21-15 at 07:46 AM
In response to message #0
LAST EDITED ON Jun-21-15 AT 07:48 AM (EDT)
 
Awright, if nobody else is gonna say it, I'm-a just come right out and say it myself: I kinda love Jun. "Dude, the animal costumes." And I love that she inadvertently did exactly the right thing with the megapack of donuts. :)

Speaking of animal costumes, um, Ritchan, wha...?

--G.
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#9, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Matrix Dragon on Jun-21-15 at 10:03 AM
In response to message #8
"There are girls in our class who still have nightmares."

I'm personally still loving the band name debate. Orangebender!

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#11, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-21-15 at 06:36 PM
In response to message #9
>"There are girls in our class who still have nightmares."
>
>I'm personally still loving the band name debate. Orangebender!

Orangebender. :)

Other candidates they didn't get to before the scene faded out include:

- Severe Tire Damage
- D Term (n.b. Sato Academy only has three terms per year)
- The Stormbirds
- Love Machine (Jun thinks if they're going to do this one they should go all the way and make it "Love ♡ Love Machine")
and, of course,
- The Daughters of the Republican Revolution

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#13, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by ebony14 on Jun-22-15 at 11:10 AM
In response to message #11
>>"There are girls in our class who still have nightmares."
>>
>>I'm personally still loving the band name debate. Orangebender!
>
>Orangebender.
>:)
>
>Other candidates they didn't get to before the scene faded out
>include:
>
> - Severe Tire Damage
> - D Term (n.b. Sato Academy only has three terms per year)
> - The Stormbirds
> - Love Machine (Jun thinks if they're going to do this one they
>should go all the way and make it "Love ♡ Love Machine")
>and, of course,
> - The Daughters of the Republican Revolution
>

Better than some of the band names that have gone into Rock Band or Guitar Hero over the years.

Ebony the Black Dragon

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#18, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by The Traitor on Jun-23-15 at 04:17 AM
In response to message #13
Small thought experiment: you know how certain people get tattoos of kanji because they like the shape and it turns out they mean "bear right in two hundred yards" or something? Well, the reverse is true, with Japanese kids getting T-shirts and tattoos with random English words on them because they like the shape. Which got me to thinking: what if they were like that in Diqiu as well? So I thought about that, and I thought about what words look nice when written down in calligraphic Latin scripts, and the result was:

Senken no Chaffinches.

Iunno, the thought amused me, is all. =]

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#19, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by SpottedKitty on Jun-23-15 at 09:12 AM
In response to message #18
>Senken no Chaffinches.
>
>Iunno, the thought amused me, is all. =]

Heh, no weirder than the actual pull-three-words-out-of-a-hat names of half of the anime and manga titles out there. ;)

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#20, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-23-15 at 10:02 AM
In response to message #19
>>Senken no Chaffinches.
>>
>>Iunno, the thought amused me, is all. =]
>
>Heh, no weirder than the actual pull-three-words-out-of-a-hat names of
>half of the anime and manga titles out there. ;)

The other day I was in the bookstore in Bangor, and noticed a manga volume with a title something to the effect of, Basically, I Blame You That My Life Isn't Working Out the Way I Wanted. Which is an arrestingly specific summary, but kind of unwieldy. :)

(And another called Is This a Zombie?, which just makes me think it's a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies-style pastiche of Mein Kampf where Hitler's experiences as a twentysomething tramp in Vienna cause him to develop into a zombie hunter instead of a raving anti-Semite. Which is almost certainly NOT what it is, but I prefer to think so.)

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#21, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by TsukaiStarburst on Jun-23-15 at 11:17 AM
In response to message #20
LAST EDITED ON Jun-23-15 AT 11:18 AM (EDT)
 
No Matter How You Look At It It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular, aka one of the biggest cringe comedies of all time?

#22, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Nathan on Jun-23-15 at 01:31 PM
In response to message #21
I Couldn't Become A Hero So I Reluctantly Decided To Get A Job.

Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?

(Actually, both of those are pretty good.)

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#24, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-23-15 at 01:54 PM
In response to message #21
>No Matter How You Look At It It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular, aka
>one of the biggest cringe comedies of all time?

Dunno, probably. I didn't investigate that closely.

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#14, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by TsukaiStarburst on Jun-22-15 at 12:00 PM
In response to message #11
I'm waiting for the day when orangebending actually happens, and someone in the black rose gets citric acid in the eye at a critical moment.

#23, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-23-15 at 01:53 PM
In response to message #14
>I'm waiting for the day when orangebending actually happens, and
>someone in the black rose gets citric acid in the eye at a critical
>moment.

I dunno, would Yui fight that dirty? I suppose if enough was on the line she would. I'm pretty sure either of the Hirasawa sisters would kill to protect the other if the danger was great enough.

... I don't need to know these things, but I consider them anyway as part of the process.

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#25, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by TsukaiStarburst on Jun-23-15 at 03:01 PM
In response to message #23
I both don't want this to happen and yet I want to see it happen. It's a terrible problem.

On the one hand, K-on girls slinging elemental stuff and fruit around!
On the other hand, K-on girls FIGHTING... hhngh.


#26, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-23-15 at 03:14 PM
In response to message #25
>I both don't want this to happen and yet I want to see it happen. It's
>a terrible problem.

Believe me, I know exactly what you're talking about. We're putting a lot of thought into just how these girls' world can and should be allowed to intersect with the one where stuff like Taken by Storm happens, and how any such intersection should be presented.

One thing that may be a comfort is that I love K-On! and including it in UF is not an act of revenge ficcery - that is to say, they're not here to be abused. (I don't do that kind of thing very often and haven't at all, as far as I can recall, for quite a long time now.) That isn't to promise that the story may not, at some point, require it - I often find I have to do things I don't really want to do in order to make the machine work - but we're gonna try like hell to avoid damage, and, in the event it becomes unavoidable, to minimize scarring.

Oh dear. That wasn't as reassuring as I was hoping it would be. That's kind of the price of being up-front about these things, I suppose. At any rate, I can't see a day like that even threatening to come for quite a while in the overall scheme of things, so it's not something any of us has to worry about right now, and I promise that if it does, it won't be undertaken carelessly.

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#27, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Peter Eng on Jun-23-15 at 03:53 PM
In response to message #26
>
>Oh dear. That wasn't as reassuring as I was hoping it would be.
>

It was better than you think.

If I understand it correctly, it's not your intent to break the characters, like a toddler with a new toy might do. You're intent on making sure that if they face something that could break them, they will be strong enough to handle that.

HTT has a long walk to get there, and they aren't planning on taking that trip in the first place.

(This makes me think of a discarded project you once mentioned where you had self-inserts on the outskirts of Bubblegum Crisis. Your SI characters weren't fighting Buma, and had no intent of doing so.)

Peter Eng
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#28, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by TsukaiStarburst on Jun-23-15 at 05:42 PM
In response to message #26
Nah, it's fine, I understand entirely what you're talking about. In fact, I worry sometimes that I feel like I'm pushing an unpopular opinion.

I feel as if it's going to be interesting to see what you do BECAUSE these two entirely differently toned 'worlds' are going to be grinding up against one another, and that it's a massive challenge I'm proud of you for undergoing.


#29, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by mdg1 on Jun-24-15 at 09:23 PM
In response to message #14
>I'm waiting for the day when orangebending actually happens, and
>someone in the black rose gets citric acid in the eye at a critical
>moment.

Bonus points if Kamen Rider Gaim shows up....


#10, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Star Ranger4 on Jun-21-15 at 04:59 PM
In response to message #0
wow. Aside from the other points brought up so far; this chapter really drives home WHY the Federation will live forever... to wit its dedication to its fellow members and their willingness to close ranks and support each other in whatever way they can.

In some very real ways whats impressing me the most is the level of craftsmanship I'm seeing in how you've handled some seemingly minor bits, like explaining why we never see Yui and Ui's parents "On Camera", yet show that the girls are also not completely without adult guardianship/supervision.

Nomad Air, Huh? from the sound of Yui's dad, their a lot better than these guys


#12, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-21-15 at 07:05 PM
In response to message #10
>In some very real ways whats impressing me the most is the level of
>craftsmanship I'm seeing in how you've handled some seemingly minor
>bits, like explaining why we never see Yui and Ui's parents "On
>Camera", yet show that the girls are also not completely without adult
>guardianship/supervision.

Thank you. I thought it would be important to give the running joke a slightly firmer foundation than it has in the source, without getting too greyfaced about it, and that seemed like the suitably whimsical answer - though it still has a serious undertone, in that it still strongly implies the level of trust the Hirasawas have in their daughters (Ui to run the household in their absence, and Yui not to make that job too onerous).

(It also implies that Yui and Ui have dual United Republic/Air Commonwealth citizenship, which means they're eligible for AC passports - which would be quite handy when the time comes for HTT's first world tour! :)

>Nomad Air, Huh? from the sound of Yui's dad, their a lot better than these guys

Indeed, Nomad Air - the Air Commonwealth's national airline and flag carrier - is one of the most highly respected airlines in Dìqiú - neck-and-neck with the Republic's poshest airline, Western Imperial Airways, in most passenger satisfaction surveys. (Next to Western Imperial, the Republic's flag carrier, imaginatively named United Republic Airlines, is widely regarded as B-list, though not in a risky or shady way; it's just not as nice.)

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#15, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Peter Eng on Jun-22-15 at 12:27 PM
In response to message #12
>(Next to Western Imperial, the Republic's flag carrier,
>imaginatively named United Republic Airlines, is widely regarded as
>B-list, though not in a risky or shady way; it's just not as nice.)
>

"Five sky bison of five for timeliness and efficiency, four of five for comfort of seating, three of five for the in-flight meal. Next time I'm not having the fish."

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#16, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-22-15 at 01:12 PM
In response to message #15
>>(Next to Western Imperial, the Republic's flag carrier,
>>imaginatively named United Republic Airlines, is widely regarded as
>>B-list, though not in a risky or shady way; it's just not as nice.)
>>
>
>"Five sky bison of five for timeliness and efficiency, four of five
>for comfort of seating, three of five for the in-flight meal. Next
>time I'm not having the fish."

Oh, heh, that reminds me, I should probably clarify: Nomad Air uses actual airliners, they don't ferry giant groups of paying customers around alfresco on sky bison (although that is probably a popular tourism service, like those helicopter and/or blimp flights that you can get in some cities). Early in the history of Dìqiú aviation (shortly after the canon), a subculture of Air Commonwealth citizens with an interest in muggle flight technology developed, and they and various foreign friends and suppliers (not least the great Asami Sato, who is almost always referred to by all four words in the 3rd century :) didn't take long to determine that Air Nomads' instincts for three-dimensional movement and aerodynamics made them well-suited to operate conventional aircraft as well as those powered by airbending. The airline was formally established in 202 ASC, in part by a few prominent veterans of the Project Phoenix Flight support organization.

Little history lesson for the day.

--G.
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#17, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Peter Eng on Jun-22-15 at 08:11 PM
In response to message #16
>>>(Next to Western Imperial, the Republic's flag carrier,
>>>imaginatively named United Republic Airlines, is widely regarded as
>>>B-list, though not in a risky or shady way; it's just not as nice.)
>>>
>>
>>"Five sky bison of five for timeliness and efficiency, four of five
>>for comfort of seating, three of five for the in-flight meal. Next
>>time I'm not having the fish."
>
>Oh, heh, that reminds me, I should probably clarify: Nomad Air uses
>actual airliners...

I figured as much. I just went for the voice of a slightly-too-cute reviewer.

As for the fish, it wasn't as bad as this. On the other hand, Zucker/Abrams/Zucker wasn't there.

>Speaking of Phoenix Flight, I know you guys haven't heard much
>about CTCS lately...

I'd actually forgotten about that, what with OWAW 15, Taken By Storm, and TFLF 9 coming out. Apparently I am easily distracted by shiny...oh, look, a butterfly.

Peter Eng
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#30, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by ebony14 on Jun-30-15 at 02:55 PM
In response to message #0
So, many people have commented on the fact that Yui and Ui's parents are Air Nomads, but no one commented on this:

"Ritsu, it's only been a couple of days," Mio said. She feinted to the left, then backed and half-turned to avoid a mimed punch that would've been a firebending strike in a real fight. "We just have to be patient."

Is this indicative that Ritsu is a bender? Or are they just playing, rather than sparring? From the rest of the context, I got sparring.

Ebony the Black Dragon

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#31, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-30-15 at 03:06 PM
In response to message #30
>So, many people have commented on the fact that Yui and Ui's parents
>are Air Nomads, but no one commented on this:
>
>"Ritsu, it's only been a couple of days," Mio said. She feinted to
>the left, then backed and half-turned to avoid a mimed punch that
>would've been a firebending strike in a real fight
. "We just have
>to be patient."

>
>Is this indicative that Ritsu is a bender? Or are they just playing,
>rather than sparring? From the rest of the context, I got sparring.

Yeah, Ritsu's a firebender; Azalynn mentioned it in her scouting report back before the series started. I mean, look at her eyes...

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#32, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by The Traitor on Jun-30-15 at 04:28 PM
In response to message #31
See, those eyes and that expression doesn't say "firebender" to me so much as "Sith apprentice". Or possibly "I will kill again".

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#34, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jun-30-15 at 04:59 PM
In response to message #32
You're so mean.

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#35, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by The Traitor on Jun-30-15 at 06:39 PM
In response to message #34
It's only because I care.

The fact that I'm a disgusting, obnoxious bitch has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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#38, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jul-01-15 at 02:52 PM
In response to message #32
Also,

>Or possibly "I will kill again".

"I once told someone who had a dog in a hotel next to where I was staying, that kept barking at 5 o'clock in the morning, I got up and then hadn't planned - this is always the problem, if you don't plan what you're going to say, it all goes wrong. I got up and then thought, God, I don't know what I'm going to say, so I went, 'I've killed... before!' And then went back and my wife was saying, 'What have you killed before?'"

- Jeremy Clarkson discussing the futility of being both angry and English with Hugh Grant, Top Gear series 9, episode 2 (February 4, 2007)

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#33, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by ebony14 on Jun-30-15 at 04:33 PM
In response to message #31
>>So, many people have commented on the fact that Yui and Ui's parents
>>are Air Nomads, but no one commented on this:
>>
>>"Ritsu, it's only been a couple of days," Mio said. She feinted to
>>the left, then backed and half-turned to avoid a mimed punch that
>>would've been a firebending strike in a real fight
. "We just have
>>to be patient."

>>
>>Is this indicative that Ritsu is a bender? Or are they just playing,
>>rather than sparring? From the rest of the context, I got sparring.
>
>Yeah, Ritsu's a firebender; Azalynn mentioned it in her scouting
>report back before the series started. I mean, look at her eyes...
>
>
>

They look brown to me. I mean, my eyes are about that color, and I only set things on fire through careful planning, solid alibis, and chemical accelerants.

Ebony the Black Dragon

"Life is like an anole. Sometimes it's green. Sometimes it's brown. But it's always a small Caribbean lizard."


#36, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Peter Eng on Jul-01-15 at 12:36 PM
In response to message #33
>>
>>Yeah, Ritsu's a firebender; Azalynn mentioned it in her scouting
>>report back before the series started. I mean, look at her eyes...
>>
>
>They look brown to me. I mean, my eyes are about that color, and I
>only set things on fire through careful planning, solid alibis, and
>chemical accelerants.
>

After looking at some images for comparison, I'd go with "golden-brown, a few shades different from Azula's eyes."

Peter Eng
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#37, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by Gryphon on Jul-01-15 at 02:40 PM
In response to message #36
>After looking at some images for comparison, I'd go with
>"golden-brown, a few shades different from Azula's eyes."

Well, as is customary with the royal family, everything goes to 11.

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#39, RE: TFLF 9
Posted by ebony14 on Jul-01-15 at 03:52 PM
In response to message #37
>>After looking at some images for comparison, I'd go with
>>"golden-brown, a few shades different from Azula's eyes."
>
>Well, as is customary with the royal family, everything goes to 11.

Or up to 16-1139, as the case may be.

Ebony the Black Dragon

"Life is like an anole. Sometimes it's green. Sometimes it's brown. But it's always a small Caribbean lizard."