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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”.

URL: https://danshive.tumblr.com/post/118604190337/do-angst-induced-awakenings-count-as-improper

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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.

URL: https://danshive.tumblr.com/post/139122439022/id-always-imagined-tensaided-as-being-like-5-6

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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.

URL: https://danshive.tumblr.com/post/139429728697/hello-dan-my-question-is-from-a-kinda-old

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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 >_<

URL: https://twitter.com/dantheshive/status/450832079463677952

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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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From Facebook discussion of Sirleck saying he felt like he dodged a bullet....

"Dan Shive: Sirleck was in range. Sirleck is mostly in the spirit world when controlling someone, however, hence why he wasn't affected. The only way it would have hit him would be if he were between hosts and temporarily on the physical plane.

And this IS all, r
elatively, a flashback. This part began with noting that it was "earlier", and from a plot perspective, it makes sense that the aberrations would have been let loose shortly before Sirleck- Ellen zapped Elliot, and these are the "lights in the sky" Sirleck saw, so the car scene (even without narration), must be after it."

And in reply to someone asking about other body snatchers:

"Dan Shive No, body snatchers are the rarest kind. Most people who opt for the aberration route want to keep their own bodies, want the option to transform into a more powerful being, or both. Few would opt for what Sirleck has become, especially given that he's only as powerful as his host, and becomes vulnerable between hosts (meaning he can't just reliably bounce between hosts in a fight)."

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4 hours ago, CritterKeeper said:

From Facebook discussion of Sirleck saying he felt like he dodged a bullet....

"Dan Shive No, body snatchers are the rarest kind. Most people who opt for the aberration route want to keep their own bodies, want the option to transform into a more powerful being, or both. Few would opt for what Sirleck has become, especially given that he's only as powerful as his host, and becomes vulnerable between hosts (meaning he can't just reliably bounce between hosts in a fight)."

Bouncing between hosts in a fight can be dangerous. Over at Gunnerkrigg Court in Britain, a body-snatcher tried that and ended up with no viable alternative but to take a plushie as his new host... and the plushie is someone's property.

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On 18/01/2018 at 1:51 AM, Don Edwards said:

Bouncing between hosts in a fight can be dangerous. Over at Gunnerkrigg Court in Britain, a body-snatcher tried that and ended up with no viable alternative but to take a plushie as his new host... and the plushie is someone's property.

At that the guy got lucky. I remember a story of a goo entity that got its body blown up and it got stepped on before it could find a new host.

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turkeypedal 6 points 23 hours ago

A problem I see with making the all-boy version as gay (or gayer) for guys is your number of gay or bi male characters. You'd need at least four, and I can only think of two that are well established, and one that presumably will be established (if Justin ever goes on his date :) ).

So better get on introducing at least one more gay or bi male character. (If it were me, I'd go for bi, because bi male seems to be underrepresented in fiction. And, when they do show up, they are often just treated as gay.)

danshive Author [S] 1 point 22 minutes ago

Justin and Luke are gay, George is either gay or bisexual, and Noah, Elliot and Tedd are bisexual.

Granted, Tedd will blame any and all attraction to men on female forms (even when not in them) and probably wouldn't be a good choice for this sort of thing without some character growth first, but he is bi.

https://www.reddit.com/r/elgoonishshive/comments/86omu5/a_common_question_answered/dw8aj3d/?context=100

Edited by HarJIT
Fix Reddit OP indicator misparsed as BBCode strikethrough.

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...So apparently I tried to post the following, but it somehow ended up replacing a post I made nearly 2 years ago? Not sure how that could happen.... I dunno if it'd be possible to restore the original post though is there @The Old Hack? It was originally posted June 14th 2016 and is now the post with the "."

 

I mentioned it on Discord as well, but Noah would be more like Grace in that he's likely be attracted more to mental connections rather than physical ones, to non-Uryuoms/Seyunolu that would appear as being bisexual.

Tedd being confirmed as bisexual at this point is a bit surprising since it does put Tedd in a bit of a denial state now in relation to his reactions to being attracted to males (like Elliot), this isn't quite the same as claiming that being female was like a vacation since Tedd literally didn't know about being Genderfluid. I imagine that Tedd not considering this a possibility might be due to the same reason he hasn't come forward with the whole Genderfluid aspect with his Dad.

 

Edit: Disregard struck paragraph, it appears that the forums simply weren't displaying my post at the end of the thread, might have been a greasemonkey script related bug? reloading the thread works fine.

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On 25/03/2018 at 3:38 AM, Scotty said:

Edit: Disregard struck paragraph, it appears that the forums simply weren't displaying my post at the end of the thread, might have been a greasemonkey script related bug? reloading the thread works fine.

Don't think so. The only one of the Greasemonkey scripts I'm running at the moment is the stylesheet patch, which doesn't affect the HTML tree, only the CSS / how it's rendered. Yet it happened for me too.

Evidently something's trying to avoid making you reload the entire page upon submit by dynamically inserting your post into the page after you hit Submit, and it isn't working properly.

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Just now, HarJIT said:

Don't think so. The only one of the Greasemonkey scripts I'm running at the moment is the stylesheet patch, which doesn't affect the HTML tree, only the CSS / how it's rendered. Yet it happened for me too.

Evidently something's trying to avoid making you reload the entire page upon submit by dynamically inserting your post into the page after you hit Submit, and it isn't working properly.

I know when I load the page, it does a lot of adjusting as posts expand to load embedded tweets, would that be the cause? Because I haven't had that issue with other threads but then they don't have umpteen tweets loading.

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