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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2019, 03:08:58 am »
OH SNAP!!!  :o
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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2019, 06:40:51 pm »
The thing about brain surgery, even magical brain surgery, is that it doesn't get undone simply because you turned off the thing that did it.

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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2019, 11:32:21 am »
Considering the last intermission was spent doing just that, this is a bit too meta.
"この世界の悪があれば本当に、それは人類の心の内にあります."
(Truly, if there is evil in this world, it lies within the heart of mankind)
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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2020, 07:43:56 am »
I want to be serene, too.

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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2020, 04:53:16 am »
I can be calm about all things... except the fact that when my parents die, I'll probably be making well below minimum wage and still not have a significant other.
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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2020, 09:36:41 pm »
Uhm... Maytag...this is the part where you lie, Lie LIE!  Cause now is NOT the time and place to be frankly honest!!

You need to approach that conversation at a different point... in a different moment... explaining right now...will confuse and hurt Bernadette's feelings...

I feel a train wreak coming on...
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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2020, 06:41:01 pm »
She doesn't need to lie.

Maytag's choices would be exactly the same as Bern's. For completely different reasons.

Bern chose A or B, because unlike Polly, she doesn't enjoy hurting people. She's principled and a pacifist. 
Maytag is likely to choose A and B, because while she could technically do C easier than Bern, she likes big orgies, and she doesn't care about pain.  In fact, she made a similar choice already.  Actually cut her fingers off at one point to save Bern, and cut out her eyes to bet past the Dark Cell.

Also, let's try to move the forums to here...  https://discord.gg/CqDASP

Since this forum has been crashing lately.
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Re: Chapter 54: Discussion
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2020, 05:13:48 am »
Hmmmm... 'Doctor Maytag' has avoided the potential pitfalls of revealing her inner self's motivations and without lying.  Honestly, I do not believe she will actually lie to Bern... but she may say reveal...misleading truths to conceal the actual truth.  Who knows perhaps she may come clean about the true core of her personality....

I wonder how Bern will take that, Crest was not so... pleased.
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« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2020, 11:21:29 pm »
I'm not convinced that Bern doesn't know about her true self.  I mean, you need to have a certain amount of intimacy to have regular sexual intimacy.  And it's likely that these two have had more than a few off-panel experiences together.

I also think that Killer Chef (I forget her name, but the psycho girl who works for Tin Man in exchange fore creating horrible monsters) is wrong about Maytag.

Emotionally cold people seem similar to people with antisocial (read: psycho) personalities, but they aren't necessarily the same.  In fact, I'm told that depressed people also often have blunted emotions.  Maytag is cheerful enough, but we're not really sure what the "true core" is actually.  Just that she's a bit bland emotionally, and also very driven and determined, but unlike an actual psycho, most of her drive appears to be to belong.  To fit in, to have people like her and entertained by her.    In fact, judging from her motivation to get through the Dark Cell even if her memory is gone, her eyes are gouged out, and she's in terrible pain, I would venture a guess that her desire to entertain is an authentic desire.   

Maybe she's a sad and lonely person at heart, who hides behind a mask of deadpan (from herself), and hides behind another mask of split personality (from others).  In fact, we've seen her actually crying a few times, and more even than her deadpan, it seemed real.  When people decide they don't rust her anymore is when she gets must upset, and she seems happiest not cracking jokes but being very honest


"この世界の悪があれば本当に、それは人類の心の内にあります."
(Truly, if there is evil in this world, it lies within the heart of mankind)
—Edward D. Morrison