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"(pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
 
  

Some of the information in Iona's passport may not be strictly accurate.

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  RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-10-15 1
     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Peter Eng Jul-11-15 11
  RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Nova Floresca Jul-10-15 3
     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-10-15 4
         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Nova Floresca Jul-10-15 5
             RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-10-15 6
                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Nova Floresca Jul-10-15 7
                     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-10-15 8
                         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-11-15 12
                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-11-15 13
  RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing TsukaiStarburst Jul-11-15 9
     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-11-15 10
     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Bushido Jul-12-15 14
         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Star Ranger4 Jul-12-15 15
  RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-15-15 16
     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Nova Floresca Jul-15-15 17
         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-15-15 18
             RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-15-15 19
                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-15-15 20
         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-16-15 21
             RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 22
                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Nova Floresca Jul-16-15 23
                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Peter Eng Jul-16-15 24
                     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 25
                         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-16-15 26
                             RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 27
                                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing TsukaiStarburst Jul-16-15 28
                                     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 29
                                 RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing CdrMike Jul-16-15 30
                                     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 31
                                         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Nova Floresca Jul-16-15 32
                                             RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 33
     as an aside Gryphonadmin Jul-16-15 34
         RE: as an aside Nova Floresca Jul-16-15 35
         RE: as an aside SpottedKitty Jul-16-15 36
         RE: as an aside Peter Eng Jul-17-15 38
         RE: as an aside CdrMike Jul-17-15 39
  RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing SpottedKitty Jul-17-15 37
  RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Gryphonadmin Jul-24-15 40
     RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Peter Eng Jul-24-15 41
         RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing Star Ranger4 Jul-26-15 42

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1. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Some of the information in Iona's passport may not be strictly
>accurate.

Well, she is human...ish.

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11. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >>Some of the information in Iona's passport may not be strictly
>>accurate.
>
>Well, she is human...ish.

Not like minor "errors" in Zeta Cygni passports are something new, either.

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3. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Species: Human

Is there any kind of special flag in the RZC database to tell allies* "don't worry, it's cool" when a biometric scan doesn't match up properly (or show any DNA whatsoever**)?

*I'm assuming that if an enemy nation has questions about that, it's handled with a wad of either credits or corrosive torpedoes, as needed.

**I'm sure the details of a Mental Model's construction could go deep into "don't investigate this too closely" territory. The only question I'd want to ask is, considering the Grey Goo contingency, how thoroughly does Customs search for stray nanomachines?

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4. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >>Species: Human
>
>Is there any kind of special flag in the RZC database to tell allies*
>"don't worry, it's cool" when a biometric scan doesn't match up
>properly (or show any DNA whatsoever**)?

You may be underestimating the Fog's camouflage and/or ELINT capabilities. :)

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5. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >You may be underestimating the Fog's camouflage and/or ELINT
>capabilities. :)

That's what I wasn't sure about- in the manga, none of the Mental Models who went ashore made it more than a few days before being discovered, but that was more because they chose cover identities slightly less effective then taking a bullhorn and shouting "HI I'M FROM THE FOG NICE TO MEET YOU".

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6. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-10-15 AT 10:07 PM (EDT)
 
>That's what I wasn't sure about- in the manga, none of the Mental
>Models who went ashore made it more than a few days before being
>discovered, but that was more because they chose cover identities
>slightly less effective then taking a bullhorn and shouting "HI I'M
>FROM THE FOG NICE TO MEET YOU".

Well, that's one of the perils of trying to go undercover when you don't have the slightest idea how to interact with... anyone. I mean, look at Takao's little trip to the bookstore early in the anime. The only reasons that worked at all were that a) it only took her a few minutes and b) Not Iona had the courtesy to wait until she left the store to troll her. :)

--G.
(And Haruna and Kirishima... well, they're just idiots.)
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   At least Hyuuga never made it ashore on an inhabited landmass?

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8. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >At least Hyuuga never made it ashore on an inhabited landmass?

Ah, Hyūga. The crazy cat lady of the Fog.

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12. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Ah, Hyūga. The crazy cat lady of the Fog.

She's turning out to be a rather complex character, at least in the manga. Doesn't seem so much crazy as someone who is trying to work through her feelings about being defeated by a human.

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13. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Well, that's one of the perils of trying to go undercover when you
>don't have the slightest idea how to interact with... anyone. I mean,
>look at Takao's little trip to the bookstore early in the anime. The
>only reasons that worked at all were that a) it only took her a few
>minutes and b) Not Iona had the courtesy to wait until she left the
>store to troll her. :)

Gunzou's mother figured Takao out right from the start, but then again she's pretty much stated to be a fairly smart woman in her own right.

>(And Haruna and Kirishima... well, they're just
>idiots.)

Haruharu's problem is she has even more trouble expressing emotions than Kaga does, while Kirishima gets a pass because she's a chibi in a bear suit.

On the other hand, Zuikaku seems to have gone totally native, while we know that Yamato's alter-ego managed to pass for a good long while as human before she disappeared. And I-402 appears able to pass as human at least enough not to have tripped any alarms.

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9. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   There is such a big space between her eyes...

(yaaaaaaaaaaaay Iona)


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10. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-11-15 AT 04:26 AM (EDT)
 
>There is such a big space between her eyes...

Sudden, inescapable image of an unshaven and haggard Corwin bolting up from a table and shouting angrily, "I didn't build the fucking thing!"

That is surely a sign that I should've been in bed, oh, three hours ago. :)

--G.
Besides, he would never call Iona a "thing".
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14. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   DMV photos are the same the multi-verse over.

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15. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >DMV photos are the same the multi-verse over.

Funny you should mention that... It had me suddenly thinking of the gag back in SoS 1 with Ed having to hack into the DMV for Utena during the retrieval of the package from boston


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16. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-15-15 AT 06:27 PM (EDT)
 
"Iona? What do you make of this?"

"Scanning. Stand by. ... Tenryū-class light cruiser Tenryū. Displacement: 4,000 tons. Wave-motion compulsory conversion armor. Four 14-cm 50-caliber guns in single turrets; one 8-cm secondary gun; six 53.3-cm deck-mounted torpedo tubes. It has two twin-mount anti-aircraft lasers and the usual assortment of modular missile arrays and close combat systems. No submersion capability. Maximum speed 55 knots. Obsolete at the time of the original war. Threat level: minimal."

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17. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   To be fair, the Tenryuu-class cruiser really *isn't* much of a threat. Mental Model Tenryuu, on the other hand . . .

Captain, Tenryuu's Mental Model is standing on the hull trying to chop her way through the conning tower with a sword. Uh, correction, she's *succeeding*- hull mass reduced by .025%
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18. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-15-15 AT 06:37 PM (EDT)
 
>To be fair, the Tenryuu-class cruiser really *isn't* much of a
>threat. Mental Model Tenryuu, on the other hand . . .

True, although to be additionally fair, Iona wasn't factoring that possibility into her calculations. She's encountered very few other Fog ships in person at that point, and never another one with a Mental Model. She had rather assumed that she was anomalous in that regard.

(I am aware that, canonically, Fog ships smaller than heavy cruisers can't have their own Mental Models barring oddball exceptions like the I-400 class and U-2511; I'm just going to tell y'all right now that I'm not sticking to that rule, because then there would not be destroyers, and what is the point of personified warships without destroyers?! :)

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19. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >(I am aware that, canonically, Fog ships smaller than heavy cruisers
>can't have their own Mental Models barring oddball exceptions like the
>I-400 class and U-2511; I'm just going to tell y'all
>right now that I'm not sticking to that rule, because then there would
>not be destroyers, and what is the point of personified warships
>without destroyers?!
:)

Funny you should mention U-2501, as the latest chapter has revealed a new wrinkle, courtesy of Lexington: she's actually built around the core of the destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maass, which means she shouldn't be able to operate even half the systems that she's equipped with.

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20. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-15-15 AT 07:48 PM (EDT)
 
>Funny you should mention U-2501, as the latest chapter has revealed a
>new wrinkle, courtesy of Lexington: she's actually built around the
>core of the destroyer Z1 Leberecht Maass, which means she
>shouldn't be able to operate even half the systems that she's equipped
>with.

Well, Z1934-class ships were bigger than Type XXI U-boats, at least (although still pretty small). Would explain why she's evidently got no dang luck at all, though. Poor old Lebe was sunk by the Luftwaffe (and then her sister ship, Z3 Max Schultz, hit a mine - very possibly a German mine - and sank with all hands while trying to rescue her crew). Meanwhile, one of the other destroyers in the flotilla depth-charged a submarine that wasn't there and jammed its own rudder, and a couple of the others nearly rammed each other in the course of executing panicked evasive maneuvers to escape the Heinkels and nonexistent British subs. Eventually the survivors all just called it a day and slunk back to port, never bothering to carry out their original mission, which had been - I'm not making this up - to harass British fishing boats on the Dogger Bank.

If you're keeping score at home, that means the German Navy undertook a destroyer expedition to shoot up some unarmed fishing vessels (which is like breaking up your neighbors' annoying game of pickup basketball with explosives), two of them sank, another was damaged, and at no time did they ever actually come into contact with enemy forces of any kind. The Royal Navy essentially managed to sink two German destroyers simply by existing. The whole affair reads like what a naval engagement would go like if, say, I were controlling it through an untranslated copy of the Russian version of World of Warships, couldn't find the other team or figure out the navigation system, and eventually decided to just start sandboxing to see what my weapons did.

(No wonder the KanColle versions of Lebe and Max seem so happy to be there. Based on what I've read about the game mechanics, even the shittiest Shitty Admiral would have to do actual work to fuck up a destroyer sortie that badly. :)

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21. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >To be fair, the Tenryuu-class cruiser really *isn't* much of a
>threat. Mental Model Tenryuu, on the other hand . . .

It's not Tenryū that scares me so much as Tatsuta. Tenryū will threaten to pound your face in, but angering Tatsuta will mean sleeping with one eye open.

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22. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-16-15 AT 12:16 PM (EDT)
 
>>To be fair, the Tenryuu-class cruiser really *isn't* much of a
>>threat. Mental Model Tenryuu, on the other hand . . .
>
>It's not Tenryū that scares me so much as Tatsuta. Tenryū will
>threaten to pound your face in, but angering Tatsuta will mean
>sleeping with one eye open.

Japanese light cruisers all seem to be a little nuts. Maybe it's because they feel like they should be destroyers except they're too big and grown-up for that, but they know they're not proper cruisers either, so they get all that tweener anxiety happening. They're like the warships who weren't really ready for college but they're there anyway.

Also, these constant references to sleeping with one eye open around Tatsuta are really insensitive to Tenryū's handicap. She has feelings, you know.

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23. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Also, these constant references to sleeping with one eye open around
>Tatsuta are really insensitive to Tenryū's handicap. She has
>feelings, you know.

By now, I'd assume Tenryuu knows that whatever is going to happen, will happen, whether she sees Tatsuta coming or not, and that knowledge lets her get some shut-eye.

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24. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >They're like
>the warships who weren't really ready for college but they're there
>anyway.
>

"Think before you say these things, Tatsuta. Twenty points higher than me..."

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25. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >>They're like
>>the warships who weren't really ready for college but they're there
>>anyway.
>>
>
>"Think before you say these things, Tatsuta. Twenty points higher
>than me..."

"You rented out my dock?! Admiral, to who? ... Well can't we just share it?"

--G.
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26. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >"You rented out my dock?! Admiral, to who? ... Well
>can't we just share it?"

"This? This is ice. This is what happens to water when it gets too cold. This? This is Kaga. This is what happens to ship girls when they get too sexually frustrated."

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27. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >>"You rented out my dock?! Admiral, to who? ... Well
>>can't we just share it?"
>
>"This? This is ice. This is what happens to water when it gets too
>cold. This? This is Kaga. This is what happens to ship girls when they
>get too sexually frustrated."

Aw, not nice. And besides, I doubt it's accurate; Kaga's just... discreet. :)

(I'd have reached for Ōi if I was making that joke, I think, because for all her slavish devotion to Kitakami, she's pretty clearly not actually getting any from her. :)

Also, let me just add one small tweak that unpacks a whole new continuum of mental sub-images from that one joke:

"... get too sexually frustrated nanodesu."

--G.
["Because if I wear it anywhere else, it chafes nanodesu."]
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28. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   *boos loudly*


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29. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >*boos loudly*

Well, that's a bit harsh...

I suppose Yūdachi K2 is more like Chris Knight personality-wise, much as I seem to enjoy giving his lines to Inazuma.

--G.
"How do these look?" "Terrible. Mine looks like her and hers looks like me-poi."
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30. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Aw, not nice. And besides, I doubt it's accurate; Kaga's just...
>discreet. :)

Well, you know what they say about the quiet ones...

>(I'd have reached for Ōi if I was making that joke, I think, because
>for all her slavish devotion to Kitakami, she's pretty clearly not
>actually getting any from her. :)

"Well, I guess it goes from the Admiral, to Kitakami, to you...to the cleaners. Right, Ōi?"

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31. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-16-15 AT 05:07 PM (EDT)
 
>"Well, I guess it goes from the Admiral, to Kitakami, to you...to the
>cleaners. Right, Ōi?"

"Isn't that your ship, Ōi? You know you're not supposed to park that on campus."

--G.
"I never sleep, I don't know why. I had a roommate and I drove her nuts, I mean really nuts, they had to take her away in an ambulance and everything. But she's OK now, but she had to transfer to a different naval base, but I don't know if that had anything to do with being my fault. But listen, if you ever need to talk or you need help sortieing just let me know, 'cause I'm just a couple doors down from you guys and I never sleep, OK?"

"... OK, thanks, Shimakaze."

"Oh! I made you a sweater."
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32. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   Considering her default outfit, I think I'd be afraid of what Shimakaze would make for a sweater.

"This is probably a stupid question, but . . ."


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33. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Considering her default outfit, I think I'd be afraid of what
>Shimakaze would make for a sweater.

I would probably exploit the power of contrariety there and make it something really bulky and warm, like a fisherman's sweater. Maybe with a festive motif of colored chevrons or similar.

"I didn't know your size, but you look about the same size as the Admiral so I used him as a guide."

--G.
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34. "as an aside"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-16-15 AT 08:00 PM (EDT)
 
The problem with casting Tenryū is that you start getting about a phone call an hour from Tatsuta's agent.

--G.
"These two are just strange. One of them dresses like the kind of English public school girl who smokes and has a police record, which, fair enough, but the other one's rocking the full-on Naughty Nun, complete with... what the hell is that, robohalo. I just don't know any more. My life used to make sense." "C'mon, Corwin, no it didn't." "All right, fair point."
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35. "RE: as an aside"
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   The halo is a must-have accessory.

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36. "RE: as an aside"
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   >"but the other one's rocking the full-on Naughty Nun,
>complete with... what the hell is that, robohalo.

I suppose it's a good thing there's a pretty small chance that Dorothy's visiting as he says this. Would she look at the picture and get a serious case of the unstoppable giggles, or little "tilt" signs in her eyes...?

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38. "RE: as an aside"
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   >"My life used to make sense." "C'mon,
>Corwin, no it didn't." "All right, fair point."

Well, it probably did, but not since Cleveland, at the very least. It may go all the way back to Kane's World.

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CdrMike
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39. "RE: as an aside"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jul-17-15 AT 04:39 PM (EDT)
 
>"These two are just strange. One of them dresses like
>the kind of English public school girl who smokes and has a police record, which, fair
>enough, but the other one's
>rocking the full-on Naughty Nun, complete with... what the hell is that, robohalo.
> I just don't know any more. My life used to make sense." "C'mon,
>Corwin, no it didn't." "All right, fair point."


That's the thing, Tenryū looks like a delinquent, and then you catch her outside of the school looking after her kid sister and the whole "bad girl" mystique shatters into a million pieces.

Meanwhile, Tatsuta is the kinda girl that guys just instinctively avoid, as if she has "psycho" written all over her. Sure, she doesn't look particularly scary, but she has that twinkle in her eye that says "They'll never find the body." But, she's also depicted as a massive troll, so it could just be that she's capitalizing on the unease she inspires in others for her own amusement.

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37. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   ... And I just realised the motto doesn't say what I thought it said.

Clever. Very clever. <applause>

(Was it deliberate that I first thought of the motto JMS put at the end of Babylon 5?)

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40. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   Boy howdy. If you ever wanted to see Corwin mess a bunch of stuff up and generally not be on his game, it's looking like this project is going to be the story for you.

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41. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >Boy howdy. If you ever wanted to see Corwin mess a bunch of stuff up
>and generally not be on his game, it's looking like this project is
>going to be the story for you.
>

On the other hand, if anybody has a reason to be off his game right now...

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42. "RE: (pre-teaser) Upcoming Thing"
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   >>Boy howdy. If you ever wanted to see Corwin mess a bunch of stuff up
>>and generally not be on his game, it's looking like this project is
>>going to be the story for you.
>>
>
>On the other hand, if anybody has a reason to be off his game right
>now...
>
Gee, ya think?

Ow, I think I accidentally bit my tongue there


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