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I don't have anything to put here at the moment, but figured since we had one going before, it wouldn't hurt to set it up again. I get the feeling that the next few NP and Story pages might generate some questions. Can't explain why, I guess it's like that feeling Elliot gets when he senses something dangerous nearby. ;)

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Recovered, in part, from email notifications:

URL: https://danshive.tumblr.com/post/139626301992/hey-dan-what-pronouns-should-we-use-when-talking

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I’m indifferent and won’t take personal offense to any of the ones I’m aware of (I don’t bother correcting instances of “she/her” from strangers given the avatars I use), BUT it’s probably easiest if people just use “he/him”.

As for my gender identity, it is “bewildered shrug”.

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Do angst-induced awakenings count as improper awakenings? If yes, then did the serenity spell Jerry used on Susan also prevented energy buildups in addition to stopping the potential rampage?

-partner555

 

Magic's all about dramatic moments and gives the thumbs up to angst induced awakenings.

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I'd always imagined Tensaided as being like, 5' 6" at most? He's like, half a foot taller than I thought! Not complaining, just really surprised. -specsthespectraldragon


egscomics:
Only if you count his poofy hair. He’s roughly the same height as Susan, making him just a little shorter than Elliot.

URL: https://twitter.com/elgoonishshive/status/700079925328547842

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"Nip" can be a chiefly British verb meaning "to move quickly; dart"
I believe it is safe to say that the angelic tweeting bird nips around.
3:24pm - 17 Feb 16

@west_doctor:
@elgoonishshive Strangely, even though you write Tedd, I think that's the closest I've heard you come to a dirty joke.
 
@elgoonishshive:
@west_doctor I write dirty jokes all the time! Just, you know, not intentionally.

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Not all men, but ye gods, we all know that already. The comic even reflects that. There were mostly guys at that tournament, and among them, only he and his friend Larry acted that way, and Larry even wound up rethinking his behavior after being schooled by Tensaided (an overweight bearded mega nerd geek man who spends his Friday nights playing card games in a comic shop).

Considering who Rich was surrounded by, he can’t be considered a straw man of all men, men who hang out in comic shops, men who play card games, geeks, nerds, or overweight men, so… Who exactly is he a straw man of?

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Is Noah asexual?
-- Anonymous

Based on how it’s been explained to me, I’d say he’s actually a panromantic pansexual. The most likely candidate for a form of asexuality thus far is Susan. I’ve sorta been hinting at her possibly being autochorissexual before I even knew there was a word for it. That’s not definitive, of course, but frankly, sometimes these sort of things are more difficult to figure out than one would think they’d be >_<

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Chris Meyer ‏@MeyersFTW 1 Apr 2014 @dantheshive you showed us Susan's magic mark http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-26

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive 1 Apr 2014 @MeyersFTW I know I did. It's gone now, though.

Chris Meyer ‏@MeyersFTW 1 Apr 2014 @dantheshive from the awakening and Jerry removing the enchantment?

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive @MeyersFTW Just the awakening. Naturally removes such marks.

 

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Sorry if this has already been asked, but what happens if Cheerledra gets hit with the transformation gun? Would it just be resisted? Would it cancel out the Cheerleadra transformation and produce a MV/FV version of Elliot, or would it 'stack' and produce a MV/FV version of Cheerleadra?
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egscomics:

This isn’t OFFICIAL CANON until tested in the comic itself, but I imagine the Cheerleadra form’s determination to protect Elliot’s identity would result in Cheerleadra (along with all the secret identity forms) behaving as though they were Elliot’s default form if transformed.

In other words, the logical conclusion is that they would almost certainly stack.

 

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Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

I'd be less down on labels if they came with objective checklists that one could look at and say "right, okay. All of this checks out."

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717723670555168777

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

"I'm a conservative!" I don't know what you mean by that. It could be anything from voting republican to xenophobic religious extremist.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717724230045999104

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive

"I'm a liberal!" I don't know what you mean by that. It could be anything from voting democrat to marijuana smoking socialist hippie.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717724545528889345

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

"They're an SJW!" That could mean anything from caring about diversity and social wellness to punching people over assumed bigotry.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717726047504994305

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

Politically, labels are useful for rallying people to your cause (and keeping them in line) while broadly discrediting the opposition.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717727688878743556

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

It doesn't encourage detailed discussion or reasoning. It encourages "us vs them" and resistance to change.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717727863420551168

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

I know talking out against labels can sound like hipster nonsense (hey, another discrediting label!), but there *are* reasons to take issue.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717728210490765314

Dan Shive ‏@dantheshive Apr 6

A sad reality is that "us vs them" is WAY more effective for getting a bunch of people on one side and is likely the "best" strategy.

https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/717729048307191810

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It probably has to do with people trying to figure out who the Colonel is, I do remember someone posting the wild theory that Ashley was Pandora:

 

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35 minutes ago, Scotty said:

It probably has to do with people trying to figure out who the Colonel is, I do remember someone posting the wild theory that Ashley was Pandora:

 

I seem to remember that one getting a relatively large following for its overly wild concept.

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Because clone forms don't perfectly fix injury or disease, either. You could have a broken arm and use an Elliot clone form, but then you're just the spitting image of Elliot with a broken arm.

At best, you'd have to successfully design a form specifically tailored to solve a specific problem, make sure it works properly without making things worse somehow, and make it permanent, which REALLY means you have to get it right.

 

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There's an inverse case I thought might be interesting.  Suppose I break an arm while transformed?  Will my arm still be broken when I revert?

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Intentionally breaking immortal law results in what Pandora described. Immortals aren't constantly getting filled in on what others are doing.

Your later replies ask about what mechanism, etc. It's triggered by immortals deliberately doing something. Trying to explain the exact mechanics beyond that would be like trying to explain the exact mexhanics of how they're having this conversation in Grace's mind, or how Cheerleadra can fly, or how transformations are possible, etc.

 

Also, because I didn't post it here earlier, the already-seen:

 

https://danshive.tumblr.com/post/148594366152/if-magic-chose-to-change-how-it-worked-how

If Magic chose to change how it worked, how widespread would the change be? Would the Griffins' world be affected? Would other universes?

danshive:

Only this half has to be worried. The Griffin’s half has magic way, way, WAY out in the open. Their magic is less hipster and more honey badger.

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I don’t recall off the top of my head where all it’s been mentioned (or if it’s just been heavily implied), but Adrian Raven was chosen as Tedd’s godfather before his falling out with Tedd’s dad. As an unintended consequence, Pandora considers Tedd to be family.

 

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