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  1. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    It's the same thing, she can't enjoy them as harmless fantasies because they can potentially become reality. She's had these fantasies for a while and her only outlet had been to write about them. If she was to get any spells that let her do the things she'd fantasized about, just writing about them might not be good enough especially in a spur of the moment situation where someone is bugging her with ethnicity or labels. Kinda like how Susan worried about Catalina going on a hammer spree.
  2. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    That's pretty much what I said earlier though.
  3. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    Ashley always thought it'd be wrong to transform people against their will, it was the reason Pandora couldn't mark her with any transformation spell despite Ashley's huge interest in it.
  4. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    We know what Susan thinks about the movies, also what Justin thinks of them. As for Discovery....I'm not sure, I watched the season 2 finale last night, and even I have mixed feelings about it.
  5. NP Friday, 19 April 2019

    Judging by what the one raider bandit is wearing, that was probably a big censor bar.
  6. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    It's not so much showing her that people that live with the temptation, but showing her people who have been living with magic for some time now and are still good people, and that they'll be there to help her.
  7. NP Friday, 19 April 2019

    "NP Friday, 10 April 2019" I think you meant to hit the "9" key but the darned "0" got in the way. And I get what you mean, the former suggest bandits who raid, the latter suggests a group of raiders that have turned bandit against other raiders....which....actually, have anyone who's played games like Skyrim or Fallout seen bandit groups fighting each other? I mean, it makes sense that two bandit groups would fight each other over resources just as they would attack settlements, but I can't recall it being portrayed that way in games. Also, I'm curious if the "buckethead" look is a nod to how in Skyrim, one could put a bucket over an NPC's head and they wouldn't see you stealing from them.
  8. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    I had that thought as well, it'd be fun if the two wind up co-creating a webcomic or visual novel or something. They'd get along well. Nah, we're still the readers, Tedd's just managed to create a link between realities and they've created the Dan persona in our reality to keep people from suspecting anything, the twitter, facebook, reddit, etc accounts are all managed by Susan, and currencies between our universe is identical so all patreon income is going to them.
  9. Story Friday, April 19, 2019

    I still get cookies for guessing this was Ashley and a story, I did think that she was either writing this or showing it to someone (like Elliot), but the last panel shows that she's just reading it and she looks to be alone. Her expression in that panel fits with what Dan established in Goonmanji 2 about Ashley being worried about going mad with power, this could very well be Ashley looking back on her stories and thinking "I might actually be able to do this to people one day" and it's bothering her. My guess now is Elliot will probably see that it's bothering her and decide the best way to help her stop worrying would be to show her that other people are already in the position where they live with the temptation of using their abilites. Like how Tedd wanted to zap Tony as revenge for bullying him, or how Susan used to hit offensive boys with magic hammers (which Ashley probably already knows given Susan's "Hammer Queen" reputation) or how Nanase would use her spells to pass the time in class (and get new spells in the process).
  10. NP Monday, Apr 15, 2019

    Even in Canada there's the question of consent and a lot of cases being drunk is not valid consent, if one side was drunk and the other wasn't, there'd be no question the the person drunk was taken advantage of, but if both sides were drunk, who's at fault, who's the victim, if one side were to claim rape, the other side is now on the defensive and it's be difficult to prove otherwise because the act occurring is certain, but they'd have to prove they didn't go start drinking with the hopes of scoring with someone. It's not like both side could get charged with raping each other, but examples like this one suggests that if two people are too drunk to keep their hands off each other, all it would take is for one of them to later, when they're sober, to be disturbed enough by what happened to claim rape and the other person would be up the creek without a paddle.
  11. NP Monday, Apr 15, 2019

    There would be an issue if one or more of the women got pregnant from that and people start thinking that there was date rape. Both sides would probably claim the other drugged and raped them because neither would remember it but can't explain how it happened.
  12. Story Wednesday, April 17, 2017

    Elliot might go out incognito, but I get the feeling he might enjoy it, knowing that they don't know who he is and such might be a thrill in itself. There's also the feeling that Liz doesn't seem the type to wear short skirts, yeah she's got a kinda gothy look, but mainly the baggy pants and hoodie type. So I don't see her putting herself in a situation where she'd be getting ogled. Well we know Elliot's been a feature in Sarah's fantasies even after the breakup, and it's pretty likely he's also a feature in some of Susan's fantasies too, so I wouldn't put it past Ashley to fantasize about Elliot doing things, she probably doesn't know everything Elliot can do yet and so might be making up details along the way.
  13. Story Wednesday, April 17, 2017

    Also good evidence that it's not Pandora: I'd seriously laugh if Dan eventually says "every time someone guesses that a new or teased character might be Pandora, I push back Pandora's reappearance by a storyline"
  14. Story Wednesday, April 17, 2017

    And why can't Ashley be in that list? Consider what's happening in the scene, we got stereotypical construction workers grunting like it's nobody's business and suddenly going nuts over a good looking woman walking by, even in the commentary Dan said he was going for "cliche and stereotypical as all heck", so the only reason he'd do that is if it wasn't a real situation, IE: a dream or fantasy, and a similar instance where the start of a scene has stereotypical men grunting was in Goonmanji 2 where we have Ashley showing off one of her stories to Liz. While Goonmanji 2 itself is not a canon story, Dan did make an effort to maintain that everyone involved did not have their characters altered for the purpose of the story, aside from being aware that they were in a non canon situation, so Ashley being known to write fiction about men being taught a lesson about bad behaviour and such would be canon.
  15. Story Wednesday, April 17, 2017

    This is why I say it's one of Ashley's Stories, Sarah's imagined(well dreamed) herself being a wizard and doing things, Ashley could easily be writing about the things she might do with magic, also those could be Ashley's legs if she's wearing a shorter skirt than she is here. This story is supposed to be about a party with the main group, it'd make sense if it started off with something like Ashley showing Elliot her stories and segueing from there rather set up some mystery thing Again another reason to think this is a work of fiction within the story, there hasn't been mention that there was going to be a timeskip yet and Dan's still got other things to cover before a timeskip could be done, Sarah and Adrian's meeting and the return of the Griffons, and Ashley's first foray into Tedd's basement to begin learning to be a wizard, I sure, that this story is going to cover that third part so it'd have to be done in the time between Sister 3 and the Griffon's return, it wouldn't make sense for Elliot to hold off on telling Ashley everything until the weather got warming.
  16. Story Wednesday, April 17, 2017

    I don't recall Dan mentioning that there was going to be a time skip before this, especially if there was going to be a significant one, I thought he was going to get all the post Sister 3 stuff out of the way first. Plus, if the party was so that Elliot could get Ashley introduced to the group and all the magicalness properly, it'd make more sense to get it done ASAP rather than wait months for the weather to warm up. My guess is that we're seeing another one of Ashley's Stories playing out in which the main character is about to show the men why it's impolite to treat a woman like that. Also, I've seen this before.
  17. NP Monday, Apr 15, 2019

    Pretty sure that was Edward's reasoning for not telling Rhea and the other partygoers they had drank enchanted punch and stuff. There is a problem though if a person under a mind control spell is made to do something like murder another person, if there were witnesses, it's highly likely the person who was controlled is going to find out what happened even if they don't remember. And if say, the person being mind controlled rapes someone, especially someone who knew the person like a friend or coworker, it's going to ruin any kind of relationship between them despite the fact that the person had no memory of doing such a thing and I don't see it realistically being easy for the friend or coworker to just be all "ah well since they were under a magic spell that made them do that to me, I guess I can forgive them". It probably doesn't matter as much now in terms of secrecy, but prior to the magic "change" I gotta wonder how DGB would have handled a case where someone was mindcontrolled into raping a bunch of people, all evidence would point at that person but DGB wouldn't be able to tell everyone that the person was under the influence of a wizard and therefore couldn't be held responsible for their actions. DGB would probably have to do some sort of witness relocation deal.
  18. NP Monday, Apr 15, 2019

    It's a matter of perspective really, also extremely situational whether using mind manipulation can be considered good or bad, Magus in the main story for instance, manipulated emotions to make people do things, that can be considered bad since it put those people in dangerous situations, those people are willing to forgive him after considering his situation. He also used a calm spell on Ashley, it prevented her from acting in any way that could have made things dangerous for herself, Elliot and Ellen. On the flip side, a calm spell could be used to make someone unable to call for help or try to defend themselves if they were being robbed, or worse. So one should consider the how and why mind manipulation spells are used.
  19. Forum Outage April 2019

    I coulda swore I was able to access the site Saturday, it was just Sunday until about 9pmish EST. Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were down for about the same time I think (eventhough I don't use them) I dunno if there's any connection between them though. There's been a discord server available for a couple years now: https://discord.gg/TfzPVag It's got what you'd pretty much expect from the forums, main story, NP and sketchbook reaction channels, offtopic stuff, channels for specific interests like science, politics, math, etc. There are NSFW channels that you need to specifically opt in to if interested. There are moderators, but how they operate is not the same as we're used to here. The chat system is a lot like IRC as well so it can be easy to get lost in a conversation if many people are talking. I'm not advocating that we all switch now, there definite pros and cons to both, but as an alternative, it's probably the only one we've got at the moment.
  20. Q&A Monday April 15, 2019

    This definitely seems like one of those "I did it because I thought it looked good" things that Dan eventually fleshed out to have neat abilities and such, but never really thought about them in anatomical terms. We've seen them go stiff when surprised or shocked, and all sorts of flexibility which suggests some sort of bone structure, like a cat's tail. But one thing to consider is Grace's telekinetic ability seems to only be usable when her antennae are out, so it might be possible that it's telekinesis moving them around, this would avoid the idea of a double set of tailbones growing out of Grace's forehead, but it still raises questions about Noah's antennae, yeah we've seen him fly but it's unclear whether it's telekinesis or magic, the way his antennae fan out like wings suggests they're the source, but the only time we've seen him like that is when he was in the shadow form, it might be his only Uryuom ability but no conclusive evidence yet.
  21. This Day In History

    Obviously they didn't do a good enough job with the ravaging or else we'd have a Batian calendar
  22. Q&A / Story Friday, Apr 12, 2019

    This feels like something I've said before that I felt that name based affinities couldn't override genetic affinities. I wouldn't be surprised if Dan was intentionally avoiding making Susan EGS's version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer though Diane could potentially fill that role depending on how she awakens, but then any cheerleading type spells she'd get would be due to her personality rather than any affinity. In general Dan's clarification basically amounts to him not wanting people to think that name based affinities are easy and knowledge of it would suddenly create an explosion of babies being given ridiculous names for the purpose of getting specific affinities. If might be more of a first come first serve situation at best if parents tried to game the system, but they'd have to be pretty creative to get that "on the nose" effect, same with changing names later on knowing that one could change their affinity might not let them change if unless the name they have a deep personal reason that negates their original affinity and their new name is still "on the nose", knowledge of how name based affinities work might still lessen the chance of changing names working since it might still come across as them being like "I don't like how my current name might imply I'd be getting those types of spells". The question though is, if someone awakens before changing their name would that basically set their affinity in stone and they could no longer change it by changing their name?
  23. Q&A Wednesday April 10, 2019

    Not so much anymore I guess, Dan's reworded the second panel and basically it is possible for parents to intentionally name their kids with the hope of them getting an affinity, might not be guaranteed since it depends on whether Magic thinks it'd be worth it or not.
  24. Q&A Wednesday April 10, 2019

    The WoM literally says "there are factors preventing the birth of a Seer from being something one can plan", the thing is, trying to give birth to a strong wizard is not the same as trying to give birth to a Seer because Noriko wouldn't know what Seers are. I suspect there's an AU where Noriko does know about Seers, believes she has the potential of giving birth to one but is constantly failing to do so because she isn't aware that knowing prevents it and so keeps blaming the men for not being suitable. Not knowing about Seers would be the only explanation for her being 2 for 2 on giving birth to them.