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  1. NP Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

    I wonder if this idea wasn't added by later, say Victorian, authors, who REALLY didn't believed someone would be ever naked. Of course, getting definitive answer is harder than it seems: we have lot of art, but we also have lot of experience in how art can't be believed to faithfully depict common reality and there is little reason to expect our ancestors were more faithful. (... not speaking about the amount of art which didn't even TRY to PRETEND it has something to do with common reality ...)
  2. Story Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

    How is there zero risk? All it would take is them bumping into Adrian in the halls at school and both Diane and Adrian suddenly acting out of character(as in not treating each other like teacher and student), Rhoda and Lucy would likely notice a change in how Diane acts around Adrian. Well ... yes, but that's in SCHOOL; that would suggest Diane should skip school, not interaction with Lucy and Rhoda. In fact, it could be even worse: most likely, they will meet in CLASS. Unless Adrian said he's ill or something. I don't think she's handling it better, but yes she has it harder. There's also this... Yes. If Sarah would start speculating out loud, Grace is likely to remember that. I'm beginning to suspect this story's title will eventually wind up being something like "Invitation to the TF Party", with the actual party as the next story. If not that, then at the very least I expect this story to be broken into multiple parts with the party being a separate part from what came before. I don't think Dan would be hiding the title if it would be just "Invitation to the TF Party". Last time Dan was hiding the story title was "Family Tree". BIG spoiler. And not something which basically became clear on fourth page.
  3. Story Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

    Probably, but I expect Diane wouldn't accept that. Diane hasn't been avoiding interactions with Lucy and Rhoda because she doesn't want to talk about Adrian being her father, she would probably find Susan avoiding her friends to be self centered. There is zero risk Diane's interaction with Lucy and Rhoda would end up with talking about Adrian being her father. Susan is not so safe. Even if she somehow avoids discussing what happened in Mall, despite everyone expecting she WILL tell them about it, Adrian (or Pandora) might end up being mentioned by Sarah or Tedd. And note that Sarah could correctly guess Adrian has descendants and that Pandora knew about them ... and the next step of those descendants including Susan wouldn't be THAT hard conclusion jump either based on Pandora AND Susan being in Mall ...
  4. Story Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

    Someday? You mean you already forgot that Dan is being drawn by Sarah? I would expect Susan would RESPOND the same as to Nature as well - or at least indirectly point out why she doesn't want to go. Which might end up with her talking about that at least with Diane. Or with Diane backing out, as she's not exactly ready for that either.
  5. http://egscomics.com/egsnp/fantasywasteland-32 She's NOT naked. Granted, she's not clothed either, but saying she's naked is exaggeration. Also, I think the main reason why NPC don't reacts on other NPCs not wearing anything is that NPCs don't reacts on other NPC AT ALL. Besides avoiding colliding with them. In some games at least.
  6. http://egscomics.com/comic/party-027 ... that's Nurture? I though it's Logic. Everything she says is logical. ... yes, I know, she has round ears. Not only youthful metabolism. Based on Nanase, with some training you can learn to burn calories on spells. It would be illogical to skip this opportunity. Also, I think this dance was great. ... so, Susan will be hanging with Diane and if something happens both can arrive
  7. Story Monday June 17, 2019

    I quibble with "most", although I don't have the statistics to back up my feeling. My guess is the worst human monsters for the most part were able to disguise their real intentions and motivations, or they would not have had enough time to accomplish the evils that would qualify them as the worst monsters. The three worst definitely didn't hide their motivations. They made an ideologies from them which are popular even today. You probably (hopefully) don't agree with them, but they would argue that their ideologies are for good of the people and all those deaths are necessary sideefect. Also, two of them would agree on particular group of people being actually monsters who need to die. Agreeing with them on THIS point is considered criminal offence in big part of world of course. Next to them, in say top 20, you find lot of brutal military leaders like Genghis Khan, who did it for good of their nations, with most of deaths THEY are responsible for being enemies. Again, no reason to hide such motivation. Very few people consider THEMSELVES evil.
  8. Story Monday June 17, 2019

    Based on all available evidence, all the worst monsters in human history were humans. Also, most of them did it with good intentions. Therefore, humans treating humans as monsters sort of makes sense. If you are cynical enough.
  9. NP Monday June 17, 2019

    Sooo ... will someone be better at finding a specific example of this? I'm afraid games I'm playing don't allow skipping some fight by dialogue. Not that I would be likely to use such option.
  10. Story Monday June 17, 2019

    Grace has one advantage over Frankenstein's monster: she's cute. Humans are willing to be more lenient regarding cute monsters. Especially in Japan. Just look at any cat. Or at tvtropes. Or in Grace's case here. Of course, she's still lucky. Look at the several kinds of Tigers, Cheetahs, Lynx and other cats who are currently on endangered list. More lenient may not be enough.
  11. Story Friday June 14 2019

    We can't expect DGB to already have Rhoda on file, though I wouldn't be surprised if she was put on a watch list after the boar incident, like "If that boar was enchanted, there's a chance that she was the one that enchanted it" even it being by accident could make them want to keep an eye out to see if she done any more. And I'm not sure if it's trying to paint the FBI/DGB as untrustworthy, overly cautious likely, but I'd probably be more worried that Rhoda has disguise skills that could make her valuable agent material. It not just sounds creepy it IS creepy. Government shouldn't spy on yours secret unless you are terrorist, however ... how they can find out you are terrorist without spying on yours secrets? Very hard philosophical problem. Most people agree that they should spy if there is reasonable suspicion you may be one, but they don't agree on what's reasonable suspicion. It's getting pretty obvious that OUR US government idea of what's reasonable is pretty unreasonable, though ... Note however that this doesn't necessary paint FBI/DGB/EGS US government as untrustworthy. It just shows that not everyone would trust it. And, yes, Rhoda would definitely be valuable agent. Her disguise is probably not better than what lot of others can do, but do you realize how many facilities are totally unprotected against infiltration of agent who can get doll sized? Also, it's definitely real problem: if government doesn't know yet that Rhoda has powers, they will definitely find out if Grace starts talking with her about magic. And even if they wouldn't ... Grace is in position where she would either break Edward trust by not telling him or break Rhoda trust by telling him. Oh wait she's already in this problem with Sarah's spell. Actually, Elliot might complain. He didn't liked when Voltaire outed him. And even if they wouldn't mind, Grace should definitely get their approval first. Note that she CAN: unlike the problem with Sam, she already told everyone about her dream involving Rhoda and Catalina, so she totally can ask others if they would be ok with trying to get Rhoda into their group. Of course, such talk by itself MIGHT alert Edward that Rhoda has powers, if he didn't heard about the dream yet, but she SHOULD ask Edward too anyway. No matter how creepy government spying is, trying to hide something only makes sense if you actually spend effort on hiding it. Yes. Note that I'm sure Edward would complain as well, but there are just so many panels and Arthur is better to showing that Tedd's lab might be endangered. Yes, it seems she's ok with herself now, but she's still aware that not everyone may be. And, frankly, while Rhoda is PROBABLY too nice for it, there would be lot of people who would be scared of her just because she's not human. ... also, we already know Luke is. I, for one, am glad she had what amounts to second thoughts about just broadcasting about magic, aliens, TF guns and the like. Grace is intelligent. She would need to be in hard denial not realizing all of the possible problems ...
  12. Story Wednesday June 12, 2019

    Ashley already knows about the TF-gun thanks to Magus, but they can still pass it off as something Tedd built or something received through Edward's career, without mentioning aliens. She HEARD about the TF-gun. She may not remember it (or remember to ask). And she definitely doesn't know any detail so yes, they should pass it off as something Tedd built without mentioning aliens. Also, he might though Elliot knows about aliens already. As far as we know, Tedd indeed already told Elliot everything ... he used to mumble a lot so it might not be understandable. Also, while he tried to explain Grace without mentioning aliens, remember that Elliot was helping him finding something to help Grace.
  13. http://egscomics.com/egsnp/fantasywasteland-30 Sooo, Grace is inside the city. Now what? She needs the amulet. Does she plan to persuade them to let her get the amulet as well? Most likely, the game probably expects she will now be working on other bounties, but those are going to be harder than the skunk. Unless some of them are generally harder but better suited for solving with charm magic.
  14. NP Wednesday June 12, 2019

    Even if it isn't. It seems it's first boss Grace is supposed to fight, it can't be that hard. Oh, definitely. Although in the case of conversation with NPC, you are also going to check what effect your choices had, as it can be very hard to find if you screw something up ... recognizing you are dead is easy (usually. There are few games which are exceptions.)
  15. NP Wednesday June 12, 2019

    Dead? Why? Doesn't seem the skunk noticed them. Now it's good time to quietly go back to levelling. Because the skunk should stop training now, right? ... of course, this being game, the size and look of the skunk says very little about how dangerous it is. Maybe he dies after two scratches? So saving and trying to attack it WOULD make sense.