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#0, TFLF 11
Posted by Gryphon on Apr-13-16 at 10:22 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-13-16 AT 11:19 PM (EDT)
 
In fairness, it probably feels like finals week has taken eight months to the HTT girls, but they've finally made it through. This one's mostly setup, because I'm trying to get back to season 1's shorter, faster-paced eps, but Important Stuff's a-comin'. We'll see if it works.

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--G.
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#1, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Terminus Est on Apr-13-16 at 10:46 PM
In response to message #0
...I think I'll just be over here waiting for the next bit. And quietly making the kind of sounds commonly associated with young schoolgirls who have just been introduced to a baby otterseal.

#2, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Droken on Apr-13-16 at 10:46 PM
In response to message #0
I- But she-

whaaaat....

Master Ikki has some 'splainin' to do...

Ok, that was definitely back to the short, sweet excellence of TFLF. I'm loving the bits of the "view from outside" perspective we get from the HTT girls interacting with the "main" cast, as well as how adaptive their story is being. It's really feeling like an additional, important thread weaving between the other pieces and between "groups" of characters to help tie them all together nicely.

Looking forward to what the junior varsity comes up with, as well as the promised "Important Stuffs". This experiment continues to be a success!


#3, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Matrix Dragon on Apr-14-16 at 02:13 AM
In response to message #0
"I got better!"

At that point, all I could imagine was Korra, in a tired voice, saying "... So that was Ikki..."

Matrix Dragon, J. Random Nutter


#7, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Verbena on Apr-16-16 at 08:37 AM
In response to message #3
LAST EDITED ON Apr-16-16 AT 08:38 AM (EDT)
 
Yeeeeah, that's seventeen shades of bizarre. But there's quite a few new and interesting resources at Corwin's disposal now. Or should I say the Admiral's?

Mayhap Ikki inhabits a Mental Model now, is all I'm sayin'.

In any case, this is looking excellent, and it IS very good to see these disparate threads coming together. Very much looking forward to the continuation!

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Fearless creatures, we all learn to fight the Reaper
Can't defeat Her, so instead I'll have to be Her


#8, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by BZArcher on Apr-16-16 at 09:10 AM
In response to message #7
Like the annotations said, we left you a hint...

#9, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Terminus Est on Apr-16-16 at 12:25 PM
In response to message #8
I do believe I've spotted it. And I must say, that must've been one hell of a shock to Ikki.

#10, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Verbena on Apr-16-16 at 02:43 PM
In response to message #8
I can think of a couple possibilities, actually--aside from the Mental Model thing, I could see her simply -dying- and being brought back from the spirit world, maybe. Honestly, I don't see anything in the story that implies a specific method. No idea what I'm missing.

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Fearless creatures, we all learn to fight the Reaper
Can't defeat Her, so instead I'll have to be Her


#11, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Terminus Est on Apr-16-16 at 03:36 PM
In response to message #10
I sincerely doubt either mental model or death, but there is at least one possibility that is extremely easy to overlook.

#14, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Verbena on Apr-16-16 at 06:53 PM
In response to message #11
I'm sure once we find out I'll be all, 'OHHHHH of COURSE', but for now I'll simply be patient.

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Fearless creatures, we all learn to fight the Reaper
Can't defeat Her, so instead I'll have to be Her


#12, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Gryphon on Apr-16-16 at 04:07 PM
In response to message #7
>Yeeeeah, that's seventeen shades of bizarre. But there's quite a few
>new and interesting resources at Corwin's disposal now. Or should I
>say the Admiral's?
>
>Mayhap Ikki inhabits a Mental Model now, is all I'm sayin'.

Not for the first time (even in a TFLF context), I'm reminded of the Red Dwarf episode where they think Lister is a robot. "Who would build such a thing? What's its purpose? The consumption of all the universe's chicken vindaloo?"

--G.
OK, Ikki's not so much about the chicken, but
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#13, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Proginoskes on Apr-16-16 at 06:28 PM
In response to message #12
Consumption of all the Ten Worlds' apple pie, more like.

#4, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by ebony14 on Apr-14-16 at 09:14 AM
In response to message #0
"The office? Hm. I wonder what that's about," said Mio.

"It's that room where the principal is, but that's not important right now," said Ritsu matter-of-factly.

Ah, the Zucker Brothers School of Comedy. Never gets old. :)


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."


#5, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by SpottedKitty on Apr-14-16 at 01:51 PM
In response to message #4
And of course, there must be a locally produced cult comedy mover named something like "Skycritter"... <snrk>

Looking forward to seeing how the HTT characters and the Fleet characters get on together. I foresee much brain breakage, possibly not just on one side.

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#15, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Vorticity on Apr-18-16 at 00:56 AM
In response to message #5
Yui and I are looking forward to seeing the Mental Models of Giita and Elizabass.

#16, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Gryphon on Apr-18-16 at 12:31 PM
In response to message #15
>Yui and I are looking forward to seeing the Mental Models of Giita and
>Elizabass.

Some people suspect that Yui is Gīta's mental model, in the style of those City of Heroes characters where the shoulder kitten was the actual character, not the schoolgirl.

--G.
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#17, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by ebony14 on Apr-20-16 at 08:56 AM
In response to message #16
>>Yui and I are looking forward to seeing the Mental Models of Giita and
>>Elizabass.
>
>Some people suspect that Yui is Gīta's mental model, in the
>style of those City of Heroes characters where the shoulder
>kitten was the actual character, not the schoolgirl.
>

We had a guy in my old college gaming group who played a "Walking Slab o' Muscle" known as Thrud the Barbarian (named after an old White Dwarf cartoon). Thrud carried around toy poodle that he affectionately called "Splat," mostly because Splat was a normal poodle, except for immortality-level regeneration.

The running gag was that Splat was actually the Supreme Mentalist of the Planet Earth (we didn't have a Sorcerer Supreme, but we did have Dr. Braintrust, M.D., Ph.D., SMPE), and Thrud was the special effect of his telekinesis.

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."


#18, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by SpottedKitty on Apr-20-16 at 05:36 PM
In response to message #17
Heh... and one of my favourite-from-way-back-when online stories had an interesting set of characters. There was a humanoid-ish alien critter, looking just "off" enough to scrabble at the rim of Uncanny Valley, and a half scale replica of an Avro Arrow. Most people guessing which was the actual AI person, and which was the radio-controlled drone, had to guess again. ;)

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#19, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by BobSchroeck on Apr-20-16 at 05:38 PM
In response to message #17
>>Some people suspect that Yui is Gīta's mental model, in the
>>style of those City of Heroes characters where the shoulder
>>kitten was the actual character, not the schoolgirl.
>The running gag was that Splat was actually the Supreme Mentalist of
>the Planet Earth (we didn't have a Sorcerer Supreme, but we did have
>Dr. Braintrust, M.D., Ph.D., SMPE), and Thrud was the special effect
>of his telekinesis.

I did something similar in one of the multigenre GURPS tournaments I wrote and ran in the 90s for Double Exposure here in NJ. One of the player characters was a teenaged girl who thought she was a witch, with a cat as a "familiar". But when the player got the character sheet, they were taken aside and told that the cat was the player character (with psychic powers), and that the teenaged girl was its incompetent dependent character.

-- Bob
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My race is pacifist and does not believe in war. We kill only out of personal spite.


#20, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Matrix Dragon on Apr-20-16 at 10:28 PM
In response to message #16
>>Yui and I are looking forward to seeing the Mental Models of Giita and
>>Elizabass.
>
>Some people suspect that Yui is Gīta's mental model, in the
>style of those City of Heroes characters where the shoulder
>kitten was the actual character, not the schoolgirl.

And going full circle, one of Sofaspud's characters thought the talking cat was actually the one with the powers, and she was just there to help. It was simply a stuffed cat. Nothing at all special about it.

Rhea had issues. Lots of issues.

Matrix Dragon, J. Random Nutter


#21, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by Peter Eng on Apr-21-16 at 00:19 AM
In response to message #20
>
>Rhea had issues. Lots of issues.
>

Sounds like she had a lifetime subscription, with bound volumes going back to 1981.

Peter Eng
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#6, RE: TFLF 11
Posted by TheOtherSean on Apr-14-16 at 10:00 PM
In response to message #0
'Twas a tasty morsel. May I hope more are coming from where that came from?