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Free Talk / Re: Discord server: are you interested? (Instant messaging/chat)
« Last post by Chag4 on December 10, 2018, 07:36:42 am »
The invite link expired already.
I'm pretty sure you can make permanent invite links unless you don't want lots of random people stumbling upon it and joining.
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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« Last post by SirBananaPie on December 08, 2018, 11:13:23 am »
Oh, now I get it when I read somewhere in this forum that the ability might be something Suspiria used earlier already. Was the "No Spoilers" thing something Brion put into that post? Also that post seems to be gone now.

To clarify: The Instant Karma ability is closely related to the Retribution Doll Suspiria used to kill the Conclave. So when Crest got killed while the sword was inside his enemy, the ability was triggered.

I like that outcome! ^^ It was well thought-out.

It was probably one of my posts. I tend to analyze every frame of anime and webcomics, and as a result sometimes figure out some of why characters are able to do stuff before it is officially announced. I don't sweat it.

Oh, I didn't realize it came from that moment. I just figured since Suspiria is adding power to the sword, that's probably part of it.


Ah, so it wasn't Brion who added the "No spoilers" part then? It just meant that you were taking a wild guess and didn't actually refer to any actual power she used before?  :o Wow, that's a new experience for me. ;D
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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« Last post by Brion Foulke on December 07, 2018, 12:48:47 pm »
You're allowed to like what characters you want to like, but your complaints leave a bad taste in my mouth.  Crest WAS sexually assaulted, you can't call that invalid just because Moby is "sexy."  That's not cool.  For that matter, so was Glyph in that bath since he was actually being possessed, and forced to do something against his will.  There's this whole double standard where guys being sexually assaulted is trivialized because "they'd probably like it anyway" or "they should feel grateful," which was exactly the excuse Moby used in that scene.

You have a point that the amount Crest suffered is not really equal with Bernadette.  For that matter, Maytag also doesn't "suffer" on an equal level, even though she probably goes through the most traumatic events.  That's because each character is different, with different planned arcs.  Maybe it would have been cool to take Crest's character in a different direction, and have him "suffer" more.   But people are always saying they want to see Crest get stronger, that's the direction people always seem to ask for.  So I thought it would be cool to fulfill that, but in a way that is subtly subversive.  I agree it would be boring to simply have him power up Dragon Ball Z style in an arc that amounts to a simply power fantasy, (not that I mind that kind of thing) so I wanted to do something with a few more layers underneath.  As a writer, it would be tacky for me to explain exactly what those are, but suffice to say that if you aren't seeing that, all I can really say is sorry.  Maybe I did a bad job, but hopefully others will see what I'm going for (or get something else out of it.)

Also these last 3 chapters are meant to allow me to have some fun adding more horror and Lynchian elements to the comic, since I'm a huge fan of those elements.  If that's not your bag, as I know it isn't for some people.... well, all I can really say is sorry!  We're pretty much done with that stuff for now, anyway.

I can totally see how it would be a drag how the comic has focused on him for the last year, but that's simply a factor of how webcomics work... time moves slow when it's a page at a time.  If it's any consolation, May and Bern are both planned to be getting a LOT more screentime in the near future.
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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« Last post by Kiran on December 07, 2018, 10:00:47 am »
Let's be frank.
What was the reason I started reaing this comic more than 9 years ago and why I'm keeping reading it till now?
It was an advert on some webcomic list about a comic about nymphomaniac jester girl and her loyal female knight.
I expected some cheap erotic/porn and instead I got deep psychological comic about the couple struggles which as for everyone it can't be easy if the characters definition of what they want is completely different for life, but then, hey they love each other so they stay together anyway, like most of married/partners poeple...
And imagine my negative surprise when I'm start reading it in the past and I got some boring teenage poor boy as MC in that first chapter, thanks God there were more chapters to read then where I learned May and Bern are indeed the MCs of the story, if not I suppose would drop it right there if there wouldn't be shift to their perspective and finally taking over the comic like it should be :P
I don't much like or care about Crest but again having 3 full chapters of his adventure updated by 60 pages each which took over whole year of comic updates while completely sidelining Bern and May turn made me cranky about this issue. For me as being over 30 now, there's nothing worse than story with teenage boy MC being the lamest thing ever existing, hell I even more prefare a story about girl finding her jerkish prince she wants to change plot going and that would say a lot ;)
I simply think Crest if he is indeed the MC too on the same right as the girls he didn't suffer enough like other two girls just for being a guy reason and he has it easier on the abuse or sexual assault or similiar themes compared to female MCs.
Did we see Crest mouth getting raped in magical bath by Glyph by magic excuse reason?
No.
Did we see Crest getting his eyes ripped off (imaginery) or getting chewed on by cannibal monster like other woman?
No.
His serious arc was about being assaulted by a sexy girl he would normally like anyway in normal circumstances, and if we would compare that what Polly had to go through to save herself and Bern, or May in the past, it's just not fair.
Sorry I had to say it.
And in the end we now see Suspiria saved him.
I really hope some next chapter will get a bit even more into the comic lore and why such kind of magic fueled by qualia/nanomachines even exist in such technological level of a world and why some can communicate with qualia better to bend them to their will to change the world and some not.
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Free Talk / Re: The Chat Thread
« Last post by Brion Foulke on December 06, 2018, 11:41:26 am »
Here it is, the Flipside discord!

https://discord.gg/TSmUEH
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Free Talk / Re: Discord server: are you interested? (Instant messaging/chat)
« Last post by Brion Foulke on December 06, 2018, 11:40:41 am »
Sorry, I'm still a bit new to this discord stuff!

Here is a proper link, this should work: https://discord.gg/TSmUEH
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Free Talk / Re: Discord server: are you interested? (Instant messaging/chat)
« Last post by Daris on December 06, 2018, 08:51:55 am »
Yeah, it’s... not a join link...
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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« Last post by bulmabriefs144 on December 06, 2018, 05:00:21 am »
Oh, now I get it when I read somewhere in this forum that the ability might be something Suspiria used earlier already. Was the "No Spoilers" thing something Brion put into that post? Also that post seems to be gone now.

To clarify: The Instant Karma ability is closely related to the Retribution Doll Suspiria used to kill the Conclave. So when Crest got killed while the sword was inside his enemy, the ability was triggered.

I like that outcome! ^^ It was well thought-out.

It was probably one of my posts. I tend to analyze every frame of anime and webcomics, and as a result sometimes figure out some of why characters are able to do stuff before it is officially announced. I don't sweat it.

Oh, I didn't realize it came from that moment. I just figured since Suspiria is adding power to the sword, that's probably part of it. 
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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« Last post by sunphoenix on December 06, 2018, 12:44:54 am »
"This is the END!
Here’s where You’ll DIE…
Legends should Scatter,
So Just say good bye!

No one will miss you,
When you’re fin’lly Gone.
At your conclusion ~
Sing your Swan Song!

Murder Unkindness Conspiracy,
Embers Extinguished In Effigy…

Black out The sky~
All Things MUST Die~"


heh.  'nuff said.
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Flipside Discussion / Re: Chapter 51: Discussion
« Last post by SirBananaPie on December 05, 2018, 11:55:57 pm »
Oh, now I get it when I read somewhere in this forum that the ability might be something Suspiria used earlier already. Was the "No Spoilers" thing something Brion put into that post? Also that post seems to be gone now.

To clarify: The Instant Karma ability is closely related to the Retribution Doll Suspiria used to kill the Conclave. So when Crest got killed while the sword was inside his enemy, the ability was triggered.

I like that outcome! ^^ It was well thought-out.
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