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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2017, 10:28:55 pm »
I wonder what Eye's effect looks like from the outside.. a roaming black cloud of utter terror or a perfect black sphere of will annihilation?
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2017, 09:33:45 am »
http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=3179

It looks like this.

Also, the next page is awesome.

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=3181

You know that talk with Lehm? The ENTIRE TIME, Marce is sitting in this zone. ;D COuldn't happen to a nicer person.
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #92 on: July 08, 2017, 02:35:43 am »
Well, DOY, Maytag! Did you really have to ask that?

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #93 on: July 10, 2017, 05:39:49 pm »
Well, DOY, Maytag! Did you really have to ask that?

Maytag never asks something without a reason. She must be offering to inherit it instead. Although I don't see how this will help, Eye knows literally nothing about how to deal with normal people.
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2017, 08:27:13 pm »
Well, DOY, Maytag! Did you really have to ask that?

Maytag never asks something without a reason. She must be offering to inherit it instead. Although I don't see how this will help, Eye knows literally nothing about how to deal with normal people.
Inherit the curse? Now that is interesting! Of course this would complicate things with Bern, but hey, Maytag cut her own eyes out, so anything is possible....

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #95 on: July 12, 2017, 06:24:08 am »
Not necessarily so.  Maytag may not be offering to inherit the curse.. but what she IS doing is giving voice to questions about Eye's future that Eye.. up an until now has never thought of or questioned.  Maytag is not asking the questions for herself.. but to get Eye to ponder them!
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #96 on: July 12, 2017, 06:45:27 pm »
Not necessarily so.  Maytag may not be offering to inherit the curse.. but what she IS doing is giving voice to questions about Eye's future that Eye.. up an until now has never thought of or questioned.  Maytag is not asking the questions for herself.. but to get Eye to ponder them!

Again, May never does things without a reason. We shall see what she intends to do with the curse, if she does plan to inherit it. Which begs the other question, why can't Miss Kitty take the curse herself? She can obviously provide for herself, and doesn't seem to care about being alone, given that she has probably watched after a few of these. Or just pass it on to the first unfortunate soul? What is so precious about it that an innocent child has to be tortured by loneliness all her life?
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #97 on: July 12, 2017, 09:55:54 pm »
Yeah, excuse the hell out of me.... Maytag continues to shock and amaze me EVERY TIME... what a remarkable woman!

So yeah, very intriguing questions but you missed one... how did young eye gain the 'gift/curse' in the first place? Who passed on to her and why HER specifically?  Also why must Anyone bear it at all?
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #98 on: July 13, 2017, 03:18:43 am »
Yeah, excuse the hell out of me.... Maytag continues to shock and amaze me EVERY TIME... what a remarkable woman!

So yeah, very intriguing questions but you missed one... how did young eye gain the 'gift/curse' in the first place? Who passed on to her and why HER specifically?  Also why must Anyone bear it at all?

Ohhhhh. "A person like You?" Uh oh.

Something tells me that this isn't really a curse. I won't give away my thoughts, except to hint.

 It's an anchor. And Eye's perky personality is a large portion of why she was chosen. May isn't ideal because of her past.
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2017, 04:07:13 pm »
Seeing Eye's look makes me think having Maytag around is the best thing ever^^

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2017, 05:36:12 am »
Indeed Maytag's approach may be indeed directed to make Eye ponder things she has not ever pondered and putting thoughts of how SHE wants to direct her life rather than be told what to do by the cat all the time. With out EVER mentioning open rebellion against the cat.. Maytag is skillfully planting the seeds of such thoughts just with her presence and indirect conversation with the cat!
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2017, 01:10:28 am »
Why do I get the feeling that this is a trap?

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2017, 05:11:45 am »
It might be an ambush, but in terms of them getting to where they're going, we actually know this place.

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1599

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1601

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1603

Definitely part of the path to where they need to get.
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2017, 08:22:31 pm »
It might be an ambush, but in terms of them getting to where they're going, we actually know this place.

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1599

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1601

http://flipside.keenspot.com/comic.php?i=1603

Definitely part of the path to where they need to get.
Oh, okay. That's right. You have a very good memory. I think I'll just leave all the speculation to you from now on...  :)

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2017, 07:57:34 pm »
Well, not all of it.

My memory is actually very poor, it just works in a weird way.

You know how some people like Moss have weird abilities? Well, I kinda have one too. :o

Essentially, my visual memory is fairly good (I actually memorized the table for an economics page and reproduced it perfectly, along with a map of the regions of China for another test). Things that I see, I can usually recall, and I have the ability to connect things in strange ways forming visual symbolic patterns. My memory of other information types however is terrible, such that despite practicing for days, I cannot recite lines for drama.
 And I have memory of dreams that appear kinda to happen in the future, then I forget them, and then a week before it happens, I get a sense of deja vu. I can sorta compare to such dreams to be like "this is/this is not how it happened before" based on my personal actions and their effect on upcoming events. My long term memory however as a result is bad, very bad, because I have no real grasp of whether anything in my life has happened before. I also cannot remember most of my childhood before age ten. Kinda like my brain somehow got front-loaded, so I have memory that most people shouldn't have, and as a result it ate another part of my brain.  :P 

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #105 on: July 23, 2017, 05:53:26 am »
Well, not all of it.

My memory is actually very poor, it just works in a weird way.

You know how some people like Moss have weird abilities? Well, I kinda have one too. :o

Essentially, my visual memory is fairly good (I actually memorized the table for an economics page and reproduced it perfectly, along with a map of the regions of China for another test). Things that I see, I can usually recall, and I have the ability to connect things in strange ways forming visual symbolic patterns. My memory of other information types however is terrible, such that despite practicing for days, I cannot recite lines for drama.
 And I have memory of dreams that appear kinda to happen in the future, then I forget them, and then a week before it happens, I get a sense of deja vu. I can sorta compare to such dreams to be like "this is/this is not how it happened before" based on my personal actions and their effect on upcoming events. My long term memory however as a result is bad, very bad, because I have no real grasp of whether anything in my life has happened before. I also cannot remember most of my childhood before age ten. Kinda like my brain somehow got front-loaded, so I have memory that most people shouldn't have, and as a result it ate another part of my brain.  :P

Oh my! That is a wonderfully unique gift! :)  I only have a decent singing voice... people complement me on it all the time, wanna swap? :)
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #106 on: July 24, 2017, 05:35:38 pm »
I dunno about that. Alot of people have oddities to them. Supposedly, Buddhist monks can dry clothing through body heat. This world is a weirder place than most of us think.

Anyway, why do I think Eye and Miss Kitty are likely to get categorized as "magic" and stopped at the gate?
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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2017, 06:13:55 pm »
I dunno about that. Alot of people have oddities to them. Supposedly, Buddhist monks can dry clothing through body heat. This world is a weirder place than most of us think.

Anyway, why do I think Eye and Miss Kitty are likely to get categorized as "magic" and stopped at the gate?
Or...if Eye's Dark Storm is considered "magic," maybe there's a loophole to remove it? Having a hunch here.

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Re: Chapter 48: Discussion
« Reply #108 on: July 25, 2017, 01:30:19 am »
Let me guess about your hunch: This "wall" could somehow "filter out" Eye's power once she passes through it to the other side?