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  1. Story Monday February 18, 2019

    Ye gods, now I'm picturing Grace transforming into a Jägerkin. I really shouldn't go back and forth between webcomics like this. Why not? Also, I'm sure Grace WOULD be able to do that if Tedd would read Girl Genius ... Well, this seems to be the first instance of the term "Three Tailed Omega Squirrel" in referring to Grace's 3 tailed form, so it would in fact apply to either spiky or not spiky, and last link has a reference link to the previous link that's labeled "RARGH ANGRY OMEGA GRACE". I don't think Grace has any other 3 tailed squirrel form. Mix and match. Only way Grace doesn't have any other 3 tailed squirrel form is if any three tailed form is automatically omega. Which may be true. If it wasn't for her hair looking rougher, I'd just assume Dan was using the fang as part of her expression since it's not uncommon for him to do so, and Catalina is clearly not in a cat form nor able to use one at that point in the link I gave. But since the hair is getting out of place there, it seems likely she's already started morphing. That, and Dan tries to AVOID situations where it's not clear if something is artistics licence and not really happening. Meaning, Catalina could've used the fangs as part of expression BECAUSE she's wasn't able to do it in reality at that point.
  2. NP Monday February 18, 2019

    More like writing Tomb Raider fanfiction, but inserting people she knows as the main characters. And LOT of transformations, obviously. And herself as immortal. Still doesn't mean it's not happening in some parallel universe. After all, Dan is Sarah's character.
  3. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    The document in question is called "The Periodic Table of Elements". Any society that has any grasp of molecular chemistry is going to have names for elements and how they combine, and this in turn will allow a linguistic foot-in-the-door to decipher chemistry texts, and from there to other texts. Ok, but Dmitri Mendeleev published the first recognizable periodic table in 1869. Still no idea what was supposed to happen in 1817. Or 1914. Wouldn't 1928 be the correct year? Flash memory chip is not going to survive anyway. However, CD (or DVD) is NOT just shiny disk. You don't need special hardware to realize there is information encoded there - you only need microscope. Reading CD with microscope is not effective but it IS possible, and looking at CD with microscope will give you pretty good idea how to make something capable of reading it faster. (That said, it's not bad idea to have something readable without equipment as well.) There are usually 8 bits in symbol, which is quite different from alphabet. On the other hand, it's quite likely they will decode the file format (mostly based on numbers) faster than text based on alphabet they don't know. Of course, personally I hope that not everything will be forgotten. (Note that there are 14 bits per symbol on CD, as part of error protection/recovery. Also NRZI.)
  4. Story Monday February 18, 2019

    At least one of the Omega forms does. I think mlooney is right, omega is not single specific form. Anything squirrel-related is going to be dangerously similar to her "superhero identity", so I would say if she's going squirrel she should go omega. But yes, she definitely has lot of other forms, like catgirl one. And I'm sure that while she usually used catgirl for relaxation, she should be able to make it scary enough as well. She definitely seem to get longer teeth in last image ...
  5. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    Considering quality of most of manuals, I hope not. Especially considering that if "English" would become mysterious, the language people would be using will likely be Chinese or Hindi. Assuming those will be people, of course. I think I missed the reference. I don't see anything like that happens in 1817. However, there is definitely plenty of dictionaries everywhere. Also gigantic amount of other texts. I don't think anyone studying today would be having problem with too LITTLE information. More with finding the important parts between all that. While long-term survivability of any single piece of electronic is questionable and often worse than paper, the general survivability of electronic information is very good. It took days of hard work to a monk in middle ages to copy single book. It takes seconds to copy whole library stored on HDD now. It's generally simpler to copy gigabyte of text than finding a specific page in that. This leads to important information rarely being on mere hundreds of places. There is actual danger of some document or image format, especially proprietary one, being forgotten. Compressed formats are hard to decode without knowing the compression, not speaking about stuff actually encrypted ... and software originally used to read it may stop working. Luckily, there is lot of information recorded in quite simple formats like HTML or wiki markup.
  6. Story Friday February 15, 2019

    But even if he would transform to human it wouldn't change anything. So they would know how he looks - but they still wouldn't know HIM. His look or his name won't tell them anything useful. Showing him transformation isn't exactly telling him your life story - ... wait, actually, in Sam's case it sort of is. Although if he was paying attention he should already know it. Anyway. They have no reason to show him any transformation except if his puppy eyes convince them. BUT on the other hand it's not about trust. It's more like if you talk about some card trick and some stranger starts demanding you should show him. It's rude and you have no reason to do it, but you don't show him any secret. He's transformed to smoke, showing him transformations are possible won't really show him anything new AND showing him won't reveal more than just telling him. Unless they plan to pretend there were talking about computer game or something. Which is unlikely to work ... because they already shown that transformations (namely, him being in smoke form) are not as surprising to them as they should.
  7. NP Friday 15 Feb 2019

    It's not a dream. We've accessed your neural transcei- ... ehm. I mean, it's not just a dream if it's drawn and published. Would that really be simpler? I mean, in most universes, sure, but in EGS transformations are crazy easy.
  8. Story Friday February 15, 2019

    ... and he doesn't match Camdin's behaviour so much ... and is not scary enough to warrant Grace shapeshifting. Is protecting women still considered positive? I though feminists are radically against that idea ... ... and in this case it would be definitely counterproductive, although Sam doesn't know that. What? Why? Like, interrupting private conversation, especially in manner which makes obvious he was eavesdropping, is definitely rude, but I fail to see the angle in which it would be unfair to do that specifically transformed. Unless you would consider Sam transforming into girl to be showing Camdin (IF it's Camdin) his actual identity, which ... well ... it sort of is but not really. Technically, BOTH Grace and Sam are transformed, but Camdin doesn't know that and likely assumes this is their "normal" form. ... I suppose if some piece of furniture doesn't allow this motion we can move it. Unless it's too heavy.
  9. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    I imagine there were Werebeasts, with wolves being a subset if the curse had regional differences, like wolves being european and foxes being asian, maybe there were Werebears in north america? Or the differences were not regional but just random. On a related note, In Dungeons & Dragons, Lycanthrope is term for ANY shapeshifting creatures similar to werewolves, including wereboar, werefox and wereshark ... despite λυκάνθρωπος literally meaning wolf-human. The correct general term would be therianthrope.
  10. NP Friday 15 Feb 2019

    ... and they have back their clothes and shoes.
  11. Story Wednesday February 13, 2019

    There's still the problem of maintaining accuracy, unless she knows how to open locked containers without affecting the contents, there's a chance that anything she expects to see will not be what's actually in them. Based on what Pandora described, smashing the container would produce more accurate result than wishing it to disappear - that suggests there ARE ways how to maintain reasonable accuracy. Also, the risk of seeing what she expects is lower if she don't know what she expects. Or, like, at least tell Sam to get behind her first and transforming second, so Sam would at least run in correct direction Actually the other way around. Camdin knows Noah's hero identity but not his secret one, so he could think Grace is it. Well, at least it would mean he would get the species correctly
  12. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    The werewolf one was likely based on Sarah's imagination inserting Nanase as one of her werewolves during the card tournament. Yes it was. It's definitely the same one. Maybe in EGS terms. Like, the werewolves Pandora got rid of might've included some which were closer to foxes than wolves. Would match the fact that some of EGS's vampires don't really look as vampires. (Although considering she was based on Magical Gatherings card, maybe it's less EGS reality and more something specific to Magical Gatherings.) Internet says that difference between fox and wolf is that fox is smaller and has fluffier tail. Obviously, the size difference is hidden by the "were" part. The tail looks fluffy enough. Also, she looks similar to all other foxes in EGS. (I don't think Dan has any better knowledge about difference between fox and wolf than what I found. It's not like he's focusing on realistic depiction of animals ...)
  13. Story Wednesday February 13, 2019

    Problem with Sarah's ability is that even if she can get an accurate look at something, she can't take it with her. She can take information just fine. Information locked in airtight containers. And NOONE WILL NOTICE. Extremely useful for espionage. Only if he actually can turn into his mist form something "of value". Even if for some weird reason (*cough* PG-13 *cough*) he can transform including clothes, it may not work on stuff in pockets.
  14. Story Wednesday February 13, 2019

    It's not a question of whether they already have someone that has a similar spell, remember Pandora warned Sarah that telling Edward might lead to the FBI wanting her to work for them, and Cranium is the closest one to having a similar ability. It's likely they'd want to get Camdin into their system before someone else did or before Camdin uses his ability for criminal activities. Sarah's ability is more useful/dangerous because it's harder to protect against. If they have enough people with similar or better ability than Camdin, they might just visit him and warn him they keep eye on him, without particularly insisting on hiring him.
  15. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    There is that Pinup Dan did of Nanase looking seductive while Fox, who is wearing a foxy outfit with animal ears, tail and paw gloves/socks, is licking Nanase's cheek. Does that count? the pinup in question I believe was originally posted in 2015 or early 2016 just before the Great Crash, it's buried pretty deep in Patreon by now, tumblr was probably my best chance of finding it but well....tumblr happened. Right. Some stuff was not on Sketchbook ... hmmmm .... the posts itself are gone, but ... https://www.tineye.com/search/2ce0dc9f7abae92e729560b20530dd0b2bb40075/ There is one even BETTER fox Nanase, though. Sequence of her changing from fox to almost human. Can't find that one anywhere ... oh, right. Because that one is locked now: https://www.patreon.com/posts/april-sequence-5374088 (note that it's described as werewolf, but ...) Also see
  16. Story Wednesday February 13, 2019

    So, when we were worried someone will see Grace transformed, noone was there, but now, when we didn't expected anyone, someone eavesdropped ... ... this comics has just 4 panels ... If we limit ourselves just to EGS, then Pandora before reset, Voltaire, Heka, probably Adrian, Arthur Arthur, Edward and agent Wolf ... and Nanase's guardian form senses would likely inform her he's alive. But yes, Grace, especially without antennae out, is probably going to assume ghost. If Camdin doesn't fully form soon he's likely to see something like this form. Grace doesn't seem to be scared like Sam in the last panel, but Grace is concerned about Sam by now and would try to protect him if she saw Smokey Camdin as a threat. If Grace believes Camdin knows they both can transform, I think at the least she'll bring out her antennae. I don't think Grace would be trying to hide she can transform when faced with something she perceives as magical threat. So yes, she's likely to show some transformation. Of course, Camdin likely eavesdropped long enough to hear she has magic, so it wouldn't exactly tell him anything new ... Probably. But she's likely to try. Maybe it might have in the 1970s. But most government work enforces No Smoking rules now. I would assume Camdin would be more useful after some training. The question is how many similar magic users they already have.
  17. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    Is that a fox form? Looks more dog-like, and makes me wonder if that room required some digging to find the next button or door. I would assume that she really needed those paws as part of puzzle. So maybe really digging ... Alternatively, paws were something she needed to overcame with some rebalancing ... although no idea what rebalancing could help with that ... And presumably she's in a fox form here. I'm surprised we didn't saw fox in fox form yet ... but can't find it, so maybe not?
  18. Story Monday February 11, 2019

    And the answer is obvious: Blame Tedd! I mean, while working in Tedd's lab, she somehow picked field attracting non-heterosexuals. Seriously, number of gay people she met in that story was suspicious.
  19. Story Monday February 4, 2019

    Yeah, you'd need to abandon any community online connected to your real name or which the people you're trying to distance yourself from are aware of. However, for most people I would expect the hardest part about this to be emotional, and someone who could handle the severing of emotional bonds with the people they know in person could probably also be able to handle this sacrifice. The "people they know in person" might be the ones they want to distance from. You need sort of luck to find people you can really bond with physically. It's much easier over internet, as internet is organized by interest. However, the disadvantage is that there may be just single place for given interest ... Obviously. But the temptation would be big. Especially if you are sort of person who was unable to be themselves in reality and get used to various roleplay online. And it's not like you only need to avoid single forum - the communities of similar comics tend to be connected, you can meet someone you know on different comics ... Legality may not be requirement. There are all sort of refugees who have good reasons to not have any approved ID with them. Mixing with them wouldn't be easy, but it would certainly be a way how to get some new official ID without any kind of counterfeiting involved. They could, but without a friend in high places (like Mr. Verres), would they? ...I suppose if it was the easiest way to maintain the masquerade they might, but unless they have actual policies in place, I could also see some people falling through the cracks. Yes, that's definitely the question.
  20. Story Friday February 8, 2019

    Maybe Grace's spine is based on that of the Hero Shrew like Florence Ambrose? Probably not. Yet. She CAN get new forms and mix them with her other forms, so it's just question of someone showing it to her and Tedd programming the form ...
  21. NP Monday February 11, 2019

    Well if you look at the necktie Elliot is wearing and then on her breasts ... ... uh, where was I? Sorry, something distracted me.
  22. Story Monday February 4, 2019

    Why would I do anything so moronic as that? Death is not being irresponsible. He is performing a necessary and even vital service. Or possibly a post-vital one. Well, he's supposed to, but in some universes ... or there is the one so irresponsible he didn't give his replacement all necessary abilities ... anyway, I'm pretty sure no matter how irresponsible current Wotch is, the universe would be in problems without her.
  23. Story Monday February 4, 2019

    They need to get hold of that Wotch woman and get her behind bars. What she does is just plain reckless and abusive. While true, she's also a force of "nature" and I don't think DGB would be powerful enough to hold her (you may be sending DGB after Death next). AND transformations done by her can't be undone by anyone else. Luckily, she's in different universe.
  24. Story Monday February 11, 2019

    We see most of... I'm pretty certain...her father. ... while technically true, we saw more from Noriko than from him. ... but yes, I should probably reread EGS soon, I'm starting to forget
  25. Story Monday February 11, 2019

    We have met her dad. Right. He's also on next page. It's Ashley's parent who was just heard. (I would guess mom.)