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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 40: Discussion
« on: April 04, 2014, 03:04:43 pm »
"We want information... information... information."

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 35: Discussion
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:43:37 pm »
Bern just caught a sword with her cloth-gloved hand. Could this whole page just be a fantasy cutaway sequence of hers?

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 35: Discussion
« on: November 30, 2012, 01:40:28 pm »
Dude just pointed a sword at her. That's a threat of violence... right?

Paper-thin justification! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 35: Discussion
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:00:11 pm »
We can't really see how she'd make 800 gold in 15 minutes even by abandoning her moral code.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 34: Discussion
« on: November 09, 2012, 11:36:59 pm »
In the absence of a Chapter 35 thread, we'll just lay this here:

Stick the extortionist with a sword! It's the only way he'll learn!

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 34: Discussion
« on: August 26, 2012, 12:53:53 pm »
Well, this is an unexpected development. We look forward to finding out what in the greasy heck is causing it.

Wow.  She's been sleeping next to Chrest for so long but not doing anything about it.  I think she's feeling horny.

EDIT - Now she and Chrest can both have spikes on their head.  Her's are horn and his is hair.

EDIT - Normally, women give men a set of horns.

EDIT - I've heard of a head on a spike, but that's a spike on a head.

EDIT - Poor Suspira.  That's a bad way to get the point.

EDIT - Yeah.  I hope that nothing really bad happens to her.  We've not seen her boobies yet.  Plus, I like the character growth.  Wart speed ahead with the puns.

That was truly, completely horrible.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 31: Discussion
« on: January 28, 2012, 02:23:35 pm »
Anyway, I'm 100% in defense of Maytag. She was depressed and felt unlikeable. She found something she wanted to be. And she became it, and people loved her. Any bullshit you have to say about "be yourself" or "putting on an act is a lie"... you probably just don't know what it's like to feel alienated in that am-I-a-human-being way.

"Be yourself" is certainly bullshit, but "putting on an act is a lie" is, by definition, true. We'd be far, far more likely to get murdered - legally killed, even - as ourselves than as the lie. But that doesn't make it any less a lie. It might not even make the lie right. Kinda undecided on that one, heh. It doesn't mean we recognise the man in the mirror, or remember any but the barest details of what his life was like. It doesn't stop me from feeling guilty every time we look at his mother, and wondering how we could ever possibly break the truth to her. And none of us can figure out what a human being is supposed to feel like. Don't s'pose you have any clues?

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 31: Discussion
« on: January 23, 2012, 01:56:20 pm »
'S a funny thing... we do this thing Maytag is currently defending (ie wear an identity-mask in front of most people IRL, though for protection rather than likeability) and can't agree with her on the "it's not lying" front. It is lying, but she's got so good at the lie that she's fooled herself.

'Course, we also don't use the word "personality" quite the same way she does, so it's all a bit wibbly really.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 27: Discussion
« on: November 22, 2010, 02:16:34 pm »

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 27: Discussion
« on: November 07, 2010, 01:59:20 pm »
"Like it?"

Does May refer to Vennice or to her new costume?
Pretty sure she's referring to neither, but rather to her shiny new arm.

Edit: We're getting senile in our old age1... that happened over multiple pages mid-to-late last chapter. This can't be referring to it.

From now on, ignore everything we say. It's the only way to be sure.

1When you hit senility shortly after 20, you start to worry. Maybe we're having a detrimental effect on each other after all...

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« on: March 19, 2010, 12:05:18 pm »
"This... is my BOOMSTICK!"

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 24: Discussion
« on: February 28, 2010, 11:16:43 pm »
Has anyone yet actually put on their Salvador Limones accent and said "Who is the thin man, I wonder, and how does he fit into this sinister puzzle?"

Because if not, that would be a real shame...

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 23: Discussion
« on: November 26, 2009, 12:56:33 pm »
Fata has arrived at the correct conclusion by taking two wrong turns.

The Debate Room / Re: Sex Industry Discussion
« on: November 07, 2009, 11:26:57 am »
If you were truly on the constructive side of this issue, you'd actively work to eliminate the demand for sexual services instead of propagating for acceptance.
Well, there are two main ways to do that:
1). Chemically eliminate the libido
2). Smash the foundations of society entirely and (somehow, possibly through the use of pentagrams and blood) replace it with a construct wherein the numbers of people wanting and having sex are precisely equal
As long as the demand for sex is greater than the amount of sex being had, the remainder will manifest as a demand for sexual services.

I'd say your sexual preference doesn't have anything to do with your personality. It's mostly hormones and other biological sh- stuff like that. But that's just what I'd say.
But... the rest of your personality is mostly hormones and other biological stuff too... and we're not sure about "mostly."

We used to call our headmaster the Tiny Tyrant. The man was a lunatic - though nothing like on the level of what you describe.

The Debate Room / Re: Sex Dolls
« on: November 07, 2009, 10:40:28 am »
As long as you're not substituting it for emotional attachment to a real human then who can argue using a tool to pleasure yourself as you see fit?
We object to the first part of this sentence.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 23: Discussion
« on: November 06, 2009, 09:16:46 am »
Can we please go back to regular-not-so-twisty-mind-fuck-reality?
Would you trust it even if we did?

Free Talk / Re: A big vat of happy
« on: October 30, 2009, 01:37:19 am »
Not sure. Certainly, the most common way to produce an EMP (i.e. set off a nuke) is banned...

Flipside Discussion / Re: Intermission 15: Discussion
« on: October 30, 2009, 01:04:21 am »
only if it hit him before it reached terminal velocity.
Terminal velocity is not the same for all objects. Else a parachute would be so much useless cloth.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 23: Discussion
« on: October 30, 2009, 12:58:55 am »
"We're trying to uncover the truth about the world!"

Or, to put it another way...


Free Talk / Re: A big vat of happy
« on: October 29, 2009, 12:15:09 pm »
I just found out that BRIAN BLESSED will be playing Odin in the upcoming Thor movie.
That... is pure brilliance.

On the downside, my arms feels as if amputated at the collar bones due to carrying that 14kg wrought steel bitch of a gun
Surely you mean "gun of a bitch"?


The Debate Room / Re: Rape or Consensual Sex?
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:18:26 pm »
Well, this just became relevant again.

An article on the front page of yesterday's Telegraph claims:
Widespread spiking of drinks with date-rape drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB is an "urban legend" fuelled by young women unwilling to accept they have simply consumed too much alcohol, academics believe.

A study of more than 200 students revealed many wrongly blamed the effects of a "bad night out" on date-rape drugs, when they had just drunk excessively.

Many are in "active denial" that drinking large amounts of alcohol can leave them "incoherent and incapacitated", the Kent University researchers concluded.

Young women's fears about date-rape drugs are so ingrained that students mistakenly think it is a more important factor in sexual assault than being drunk, taking drugs or walking alone at night.

The study, published in the British Journal of Criminology, found three-quarters of students identified drink spiking as an important risk – more than alcohol or drugs.

More than half said they knew someone whose drink had been spiked.

But despite popular beliefs, police have found no evidence that rape victims are commonly drugged with such substances, the researchers said.

Dr Adam Burgess from the university's School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, said: "Young women appear to be displacing their anxieties about the consequences of consuming what is in the bottle on to rumours of what could be put there by someone else.

"The reason why fear of drink-spiking has become widespread seems to be a mix of it being more convenient to guard against than the effects of alcohol itself and the fact that such stories are exotic – like a more adult version of 'stranger danger'."

Rituals to protect drinks from contamination, such as taking drinks to the lavatory in clubs and bars and buying only bottled drinks, have become commonplace, the academics noted.

Among young people, drink spiking stories have attractive features that could "help explain" their disproportionate loss of control after drinking alcohol, the study found.

Dr Burgess said: "Our findings suggest guarding against drink spiking has also become a way for women to negotiate how to watch out for each other in an environment where they might well lose control from alcohol consumption."

Co-researcher Dr Sarah Moore said: "We would be very interested in finding out whether the urban myth of spiking is also the result of parents feeling unable to discuss with their adult daughters how to manage drinking and sex and representing their anxieties about this through discussion of drink spiking risks."

Nick Ross, chair of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, commented: "There is no evidence of widespread use of hypnotics in sexual assault, let alone Rohypnol, despite many attempts to prove the contrary.

"During thousands of blood and alcohol tests lots of judgement-impairing compounds were discovered, but they were mostly street drugs or prescription pharmaceuticals taken by the victims themselves, and above all alcohol was the common theme.

"As Dr Burgess observes, it is not scientific evidence which keeps the drug rape myth alive but the fact that it serves so many useful functions."

Dr Burgess and his team questioned more than 200 students at universities in London and south east England.

Earlier this year, Australian researchers found that not one of 97 young men and women admitted to hospital over 19 months to two Perth hospital claiming to have had their drinks spiked, had in fact been drugged.

It's kind of sad, really. Not only does this undermine the credibility of those unfortunate few who really have been drugged and then raped, it also showcases an incredible inability to take responsibility (or, in the more extreme cases, understand cause and effect).

That said, the sample is statistically tiny.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 23: Discussion
« on: October 28, 2009, 11:52:13 am »
she has probably been fed too much propaganda about the "greater good"............mmmmmmmmmmm the greater good
How can this be for the greater good?
The Greater Good...
Shut it!

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 23: Discussion
« on: October 26, 2009, 02:20:51 pm »
Arm's back again.

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 22: Discussion
« on: October 10, 2009, 01:27:04 am »
Everything this storyline tells you is a lie.

It might really be Regina, and it might not. Flip a coin...

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 22: Discussion
« on: October 05, 2009, 10:33:08 am »
"We're fighting to reveal the truth."

"The truth?"

"Nnthe truuuth."

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 22: Discussion
« on: October 03, 2009, 12:54:04 am »
Provided she didn't leave the d-bag on the side of the tub... or in her room, after all, she was only taking a bath with bern!
Isn't it sort of metaphysically attached to her hands?

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 22: Discussion
« on: September 27, 2009, 01:04:40 pm »
I see he has the wit to bring them into an anti-magic room. Way to mess with Suspiria. >:)
Could be as it's not the room, but the man. Perhaps he's one of the Ten, disguised, and is blocking her.

Or possibly he's blocking her, but rather than being one of the Ten, he is an unregistered rogue sorcerer (maybe even the Thin Man himself?), and Suspiria's "ten most powerful" count never thought to take into account all the possible rogues out there.

Or, most likely given the penchant we've seen for illusions so far: Suspiria actually did shoot a beam o' zap there, but she's being fooled into not seeing it. In such a case, the man is not standing in front of her, either - that's an illusion too. He may never even have existed at all. Perhaps the twins just put him up as a sort of holographic greeter.

No, wait, that's not the most likely option. The most likely option is, as ever, something we haven't even thought of yet.

Edit: 'Nother possibility. Since her hand does seem to be glowing, she may still just be charging up.

The Debate Room / Re: Rape or Consensual Sex?
« on: June 26, 2009, 03:10:01 pm »
And if it's been established that some kind of sexual activities has taken place, I think it should be up to the accused to prove consent.
That seems like it would create an awfully easy way to blackmail someone, or just get 'em locked up, depending on your level of random vindictiveness. Simply sleep with them, then deny you ever gave consent and boom!

Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 21: Discussion
« on: June 24, 2009, 08:45:07 am »
Hmm. Straight into darkness.
Magical darkness?

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