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Everything posted by hkmaly

  1. Sketchbook Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

    I'm surprised shirtless version wasn't alternative on Patreon. While I see the advantage of "naked", it would surprise me from Dan ... and I don't think Ashley's outfit is any worse than fairy doll default EXCEPT the shoes. Yes, the shoes totally don't fit and fairies should be barefoot. Regarding the spell used, I doubt the tail is mandatory part of spell AND we are not exactly sure she doesn't have one. In any case, Dex's fairy doesn't have one (and is even more overdressed AND in high heels ... actually, even Nanase's Grace doll have shoes ...). So, who or what is the fairy? It's nice that in EGS we have multiple options: 1) It can be really Ashley, transformed, although given her size it would be hard spell (possibly Rhoda's, she's only one so far having spell like this ; although ... maybe Ellen could be able to do it with her copy spell? She WAS able to copy the cat, which wasn't much bigger ...). 2) It can be Ashley's avatar, probably without persistence but similar spell like Nanase's or Susan's fairy. 3) It can be spell more similar to Dex's one, although then it's weird she looks like Ashley - Dex's fairy doesn't look anything like him. And, it can be anyone using such spell, not just Ashley. 4) Speaking about someone else using the spell, it can be Nanase's fairy based on her transforming to Ashley, OR Susan's fairy based on doll Nanase did for her when transformed to Ashley. Only issue with this is the tail, but as I said, I doubt it's mandatory, at least not anymore. (Maybe it's default AND makes flying easier which is why Nanase is keeping it.) 5) Finally ... well, actually, there are limitless options, but final interesting one ... it can be Pandora or some other immortal, just looking as Ashley for fun. That would certainly explain Justin's transformation easiest ; for Ashley, keeping flying AND transformation AND cast on someone else would be hard, remember that she's exceptionally weak for a wizard. Nanase can cast through fairy, but she doesn't have any transformation spell for others AND probably isn't interested in Justin. Susan also doesn't have any transformation spell and may not be able to cast through the fairy. 6) ... ok, one more option: It's inside Sarah's spell. Doesn't explain why the fairy is Ashley ... and it's question if it's in "auto" mode or directly controlled by Sarah.
  2. NP Monday Dec 10, 2018

    I would say that with the other two transformations, the time it took to first shrinking is neither surprisingly short nor surprisingly long. Although I wouldn't be surprised if Sarah turns out to have some clothes which did shrink as well. She looks naked, but do you EXPECT Dan will be actually drawing her naked next page? I don't care what Nanase says. Her scarf obviously IS magical, whether she knows it or not. Unless it's other piece of clothes keeping her warm.
  3. Story Monday, December 10, 2018

    Might be the angle of view that makes her look bigger, but not entirely sure, I do get the feeling that she's been somewhat distracted to be messing around with change blindness shenanigans. Remember that her transformations don't have timeout ; she could've played with change blindness hours ago and then forgot to return to "normal" because the time she expected Sam will arrive got closer and she got distracted. Or, like, she felt like bigger bobbies this day. ... maybe she usually has bigger breasts in store to encourage more spending?
  4. Story Monday, December 10, 2018

    Sooo, her senses do that even with normal breast size? ... hmmm ... ok, I admit, her current breast size is not that much smaller than when she was playing with change blindness, and I'm not sure which breast size should be considered her normal ... Also, wasn't aware Sarah takes Pandora's death like this. Ok, explains why Grace changed topic few pages back. I wonder if Dan is aware that instead of replacing "over the counter leap" with "Non-prescription leap" the comics now contains "Non-Prescription Counter Leap" ...
  5. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    Like all the other laws of physics, it's more like a polite suggestion in the Moperverse. Just ask Mr. Bluel or Dr. Physics Professor. Yes, but so far it seems that the more laws of physics is spell breaking, the harder it's considered to be. However, there are hints that he got power to sense magical auras when actually wanting power to recognize gays. Or, possibly, homophobes.
  6. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    ... hamburgers which actually help with hunger might be S-level spell, considering how griffins reacted on fact Nanase's fairy dolls have persistence. Not speaking about that little thing called first law of thermodynamics.
  7. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    Definitely. Pandora herself said that market people are likely to use their spell by accident close after marking. He might have some trouble controlling his powers, although this being El Goonish Shive it wouldn't be so serious. However, in such case, wouldn't he be even MORE likely to try to contact Cheerleadra? If he has any. I mean, if he lives with his family, he may easily have own room, but, like, just room.
  8. NP Friday December 07, 2018

    Well, those are not THAT MUCH ridiculous things ... and Elliot is young and is not aware he can get thousands dollars for posing like this (not speaking about how much he can earn for, say, swimsuit modelling ; also, where else can they find model able to match the size of clothes? Ok, Grace, but she's not into modelling either). While commonly depicted as apple, the Forbidden fruit could just as easily be grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog, citron, pear, mushrooms or some metaphor for something entirely else. Or, like, actual fruit of knowledge, which would be something noone saw since then ; I mean, I don't get sudden burst of knowledge when eating apple, and while some mushrooms may have effects like that, it still seems weak compared to the forbidden fruit ...
  9. Story Friday December 07, 2018

    Sooo ... we saw Susans, Elliots, Sarah's, Pandoras, Dianes, Graces ... did I forgot anyone? Possible. Though I'd imagine it'd be related to what's stated below. Initial test subjects would obviously be Tedd, Grace and Sarah. They already were experimented on AND have background checks done. Not sure if they HAVE any list of people for experiments like this, but it would certainly take some time to allow additional subject AND would require background check. No, that wouldn't help. Neither transform using any device - they are using magic. So, even if he accidentally finds out, it would still require another accident to reveal either that they have tech able to replicate that OR that they might be able to teach him magic. Another option is just that the arc is supposed to address not just Sarah and Sam, but also Luke and Justin, and there will be progress with THAT happening. In fact, there already WAS info about that. ... but, yes, it's named Secret of Sam ...
  10. NP Wednesday Dec 5, 2018

    Yeah but in the case of video games, many developers focus too much on the Video and not enough on the Game, I remember Metal Gear Solid 4 getting a lot of flak for long and numerous cutscenes punctuated by short bursts of gameplay. It's also interesting how many games are using more powerful computers of today to show SIMPLER maps than, say, Doom (original) or Duke Nukem 3D. And I know exactly where this trend leads to: Simplify the map to just one place where you will keep dropping the enemies to, in front of the hero.
  11. Sketchbook Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    Totally not true. See http://kiwihellenist.blogspot.com/2016/01/colours-in-homer-1-bronze-sky.html (This is where we get the adjective 'stentorian'.) Iliad 18.222 likewise refers to Achilleus' ὄπα χάλκεον 'bronze voice'. Next, Iliad 11.241-2 describes the death of Iphidamas as follows: And then there's Iliad 5.704, which refers to the war-god Ares as χάλκεος 'bronze'. It should be pretty transparent that the meaning is figurative in all of these passages. That being the case, it'd be daft to assume that when it gets used of the sky -- and only in the case of the sky -- it suddenly starts being a colour term. He might not mean color. Also, ... well, ok, so they didn't have word for exactly 'blue', but they DID have closer words than bronze.
  12. Story, Wednesday December 5, 2018

    yeah, but it was awkward when Nanase ran into her other exes while on the double date with Tedd and Grace. It was awkward because she was meeting them while on date with Ellen, but she was not DATING Justin. Or the other way around, that he was nice guy working in the shop so Justin introduced him to Nanase. And regarding him and Nanase never meeting on panel, well, how many times did we see Nanase in the comic shop? Twice? Most other character were seen there more often ... she may not visit the shop so often OR she may visit it off-panel, in which case we don't know if Gordon was there. After all, WE keep seeing Justin in shop all the time and we didn't see Gordon yet.
  13. http://egscomics.com/egsnp/nanasecraft-21 Ok, so the boots ARE deliberate. Maybe just because people commented about it but still And hair? Why do they complain? I mean, if the dungeon doesn't change the hair back, they can just get haircut. No problem. "Some places steal shoes"? How often it happened to you, Nanase? However, the reviews might explain why the creators of such places make them so convenient. Or deadly - I mean, dead person usually don't leave bad review. But nothing in between. (Hmmm ... if they DO get the boots back, what will be the review? Let me guess: Sarah: 2/5 wtf was weird ; Nanase 5/5 would visit again)
  14. NP Wednesday Dec 5, 2018

    So yes, touching red spot would only make that person change to human, which would make them fall to ground. Then they would need to try again. I'm wondering WHO told Elliot. Maybe Lisa? I mean, she has obvious motivation for making Elliot transform ...
  15. Story, Wednesday December 5, 2018

    Ok I totally though Justin and George are enough, but considering they are also studying school, it really couldn't work ... I don't think he's aware how close they are. Also, I think the comix business is more likely to stay than the video store, so it would be bad strategy for Justin to switch. What exactly would be awkward on it? That was before Elliot ... Nah, Dan only didn't realized "J" and "G" sound similar.
  16. NP Monday, Dec 3, 2018

    Haircuts cost money. Haircuts cost amount of money which can be concerning for high school student. Nanase Craft might be searching for artifacts for money but I don't think she's poor enough to consider haircut cost as problem.
  17. Sketchbook Tuesday Dec 4, 2018

    As if THAT would ever happen in THIS comic! Surprisingly, most transformations in this comic keeps palette ... or transform to palette of other already existing character. Yes. Hmmm ... didn't he tried to describe it somewhere or was it some other author? Maybe he doesn't plan visually ... or actually plans in grayscale ... or plans in colors which don't work in reality. Or maybe they would work in reality but not on computer screen - after all, computer screen can only show very few colors: In fact, I'm pretty sure Ellen's new hair color is outside the limited abilities of common monitors. There is barely any green inside, so ...
  18. Story Monday, December 3, 2018

    She certainly could, though we don't really know if she's remained serious about drawing comics and such, she hasn't really talked about it lately. We also don't know if it would be fun for her or otherwise worth it.
  19. Sketchbook Tuesday Dec 4, 2018

    I would definitely assume he's more of a perfectionist.
  20. NP Monday, Dec 3, 2018

    I didn't even notice Nanase's hair got longer in the first place. And while I noticed there was something different about Gecko Sarah's hair, I don't think I thought about it enough to register that it was longer; at any rate I forgot it had changed. Seconding that. Only when Sarah said "hair" I was like "... wait a sec ... " checked previous comics and noticed it got longer.
  21. Sketchbook Thursday Nov 29, 2018

    There ARE blue flames in swamps. Although, being in swamps, people probably wasn't so eager to check their temperature. Or they checked and didn't returned to tell. And, doesn't alcohol burn blue? That was also something which must've been discovered quite early ... hmmm ... ok, probably not convincingly blue, and it would depend on exact drink. Ice is white and water is green. But, yes, water is CONSIDERED blue, although I'm not sure which water were our ancestors observing to get so solid opinion on that. Also, they must've have nice weather to consider sky blue. Good point. That might actually be the reason - not (just) other stuff, but WE tend to be red when hot and blue when cold. (Also, can't find it now but I remember I was surprised some time ago to find it's not completely universal.)
  22. Story Monday, December 3, 2018

    Sigh. URLs like this are useless. Back, next, http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-10 Uhhh ... and WHAT is she doing? I mean, is that supposed to mean something? Yes. Even things he don't know Actually, he managed to tell Luke lot of stuff without telling anything secret, that's definitely plus. Well ... it would definitely be fun, but maybe they would prefer to play such game without the time limit of tournament? Luke might also be seeing Sarah's aura and thus is extra nervous because there's yet ANOTHER mage suddenly getting up in his face. Given present company, Luke is literally surrounded by mages. I THINK he needs to concentrate for a bit before seeing auras. Also, Tedd is DIRECTLY BEHIND HER. He would risk being blinded again ... in fact, between Tedd and Grace, he has enough reasons to be nervous without knowing Sarah has magic. Also ... he might sort of assume she has due to her friends ... and he wouldn't be that much wrong, considering the number of friends of main cast who don't have magic going down ... like, Diane is going to get magic soon, leaving who, Charlotte and Sam?
  23. Story Monday, November 19, 2018

    I discovered TMNT thanks to the 87 cartoon, then followed them to the movies, video games, etc. of the early 90s. I was a bit of a die-hard fan of the show, watching it until the very end (although admittedly there was a period during season 7 when I grew bored with it and wound up missing some episodes). My favorite version however was the Archie TMNT Adventures comic, which used the first season of the show as a jumping off point but then went in a very different (and eventually relatively mature) direction. For long time, my options for seeing series was limited to what was just on TV (and it was much less here than in US). Until I discovered internet and quickly downloaded more of what just was in TV - which was, specifically, XMen - first series then comics. I got other interests before I read all I downloaded, actually. If I discovered internet when Transformers or TMNT were on, I might've been fan of that instead ... ... interests including webcomics, which proved more interesting than average XMen issue. Also, I AM able to read whole webcomic. Reading whole XMen? Impossible. (also completionist)
  24. http://egscomics.com/comic/tsos-04 Even good movie could still leave lot to be discussed. At least some kind of movies. The "ok" movies might be worst in this regard ... if there are basically no obvious problems, but there is also nothing really interesting ... meanwhile, StarWars prequels are exact opposite. They have lot of problems, but it could've been great movies otherwise. (Meanwhile, Abrams Star Trek movies could be good movies, but they are not Star Trek. They are barely sci-fi, due to lack of the "sci" part. And Justin loves them for all sort of wrong reasons.) And yes, Sarah, you dated Grace and don't think readers will forget that.
  25. Story Fridayday November 16, 2018

    I've never been a huge movie enthusiast. I learn about movies from the trailers played before the handful of movies I see, from commercials that happen show up during the small amount of time I'm watching commercial television, and through pop-culture osmosis. I have absolutely no idea how many movies are being made now, or how many were being made at any previous point in time following the invention of the medium. If you say there are more now than at some previous point, I'm in no position to argue. However I am curious if this is just your impression or if you have numbers. I did looked at numbers for that "number of movies in cinemas". And actually ... there is nice graph on quora. (Remember, if you get overlay on quora, you only need this bookmarklet: javascript:var%20f%20=%20function(){var%20el%20=%20document.querySelector('body');el.className%20=%20el.className.replace(/signup_wall_prevent_scroll/g%20,%20''%20);var%20el%20=%20document.querySelector('.signup_wall_content');while(!el.id%20||%20!el.id.match(/signup_wall_wrapper/))%20el%20=%20el.parentNode;el.parentNode.removeChild(el);};var%20e%20=%20f();) Not sure where Zachary Brown got that graph but I don't see why not believe him. Interesting are also graphs on this page on Stephen Follows, according to which the number of Hollywood studio wide releases remains roughly same, but number of other releases goes up. So yes it seems it mostly goes up ... and that's all just movies. I'm sure if you look at TV series ... well, the number of channels goes up and they all seems full, don't they? I had assumed they were making the Marvel movies instead of making other non-Marvel movies, so the over-all number of movies being made stayed the same. But again, I'm completely uninformed in the matter. Not sure if specific studio is making more movies. More likely, the number of studios goes up.