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Old 08-04-2010, 12:00 AM
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I think this strip pretty much says it all:

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I have used a spell to rip this walkthrough from Earth's decaying network, and sealed it in one of the servers floating in the Furthest Ring. The gods may disperse the signal throughout the cosmos as they wish. Perhaps it will be of use to past or future species who like us have been ensared by Skaia's malevolent tendrils.
Time isn't really a factor, I'm supposing. I like how Kanaya thinks Rose went Rambo on Sburb and single-handedly won the game after that entry though. If she were to discover her quest ended in failure, it might be somewhat disillusioning.

But that thought never crossed her mind.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:10 AM
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Really, concepts like past or future are meaningless when dealing with such things.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:24 AM
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DISILLUSIONING, INDEED.

EDIT: Isn't it odd that Kanaya's first chat with Rose has a tone of unfamiliarity to it? Hmm.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:24 AM
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WHAT A TWIST

Actually, no, that's pretty awesome. It gives a reason for the trolls to be contacting the humans and it makes the troll conversations much more resonant.

Remember that Kanaya's first contact with who she thought was Rose was actually with John. Now we know that she knew who Rose was beforehand and thought she was supersmart. And she gets John instead.

Edit: damn you with your sniping!

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:49 AM
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I thought the trolls chatting out of time order with the kids allowed for them being in the future already.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:40 PM
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Hey, Tavros is in now it seems? The place where Vriska put the totem lathe had me lollin'.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:03 PM
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You are now realizing Tavros' wheelchair won't run on sand.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:10 PM
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Okay. So. Back to hating Vriska again, I guess.

EDIT: I mean, I know she's trying to motivate Tavros in her own special way and all, but man. It looks like this'll be what finally sends him over the edge though.

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Old 08-04-2010, 10:23 PM
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Okay. So. Back to hating Vriska again, I guess.

EDIT: I mean, I know she's trying to motivate Tavros in her own special way and all, but man. It looks like this'll be what finally sends him over the edge though.
Literally!
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:36 PM
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Literally!


I walked right into that one, didn't I.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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AG: Apologize, Pupa!
AG: Apologiiiiiiiize!!!!!!!!
AG: Say you're sorry for being a cripple! Wheeeeeeee!
AG: Aaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha!
We are so far beyond BLUH BLUH HUGE BITCH territory here.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:51 AM
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It's easier if you never liked her in the first place.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:53 AM
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I don't know what you sissies are crying about. Making fun of cripples is AWESOME.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:27 AM
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It's easier if you never liked her in the first place.
What's hilarious is that she never did a single redeeming thing other than complain and people liked her again. What will it be next time? She blogs on her livejournal?
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:01 AM
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What's hilarious is that she never did a single redeeming thing other than complain and people liked her again. What will it be next time? She blogs on her livejournal?
Thing is, up until she shifted into the whole "apologize for being a cripple" deal... Vriska actually had a good point. Regardless of her role in the scenario, Sgrub isn't going to give two shits about Tavros's disability in the long run and taking the easy way out to win is just going to screw him over later on when he ends up underleveled and underpowered, just like what happened in the Flarp sessions they used to have. Granted, forcing him to climb several stories of stairs was going hella overboard, but at the same time he could've used his animal communion ability in place of it (and Vriska even mentions as much!) - the only reason he doesn't is because, in his own words, he doesn't want to and he's going to have to drop that attitude somewhere down the line if he plans on surviving the game.

Vriska, meanwhile, is just really fucked up in the head. My guess is she doesn't want to be blamed for crippling Tavros, and like with Aradia, she just wants him to finally hate her in the hopes that she can move on from it. Which is probably why she's so desperate to force her hate onto him instead and gets so flustered when he's unperturbed by what she's doing (or, in her P.O.V., his "smugness"). The way I see things panning out, Tavros is probably going to end up giving in and apologizing - or worse yet, forgiving her for what she did - which is probably going to rattle her even more when she realizes just what the hell she's doing wrong. I can see some redemption further in for her, it's just... labourious getting to that point, is all.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:51 AM
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I can see some redemption further in for her, it's just... labourious getting to that point, is all.
If there's one thing I've noticed about this storyline, it's that it tends to resolve subplots pretty quickly. I bet this'll happen tomorrow.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:39 PM
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oh goooooooood
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:22 PM
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oh goooooooood
I didn't get all choked up but I gave the screen SUCH A FROWN.

Tavros is officially The Woobie.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:10 PM
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oh goooooooood
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EDIT: Hahaha, Kanaya's mediating now. Yaaaaaaaay!
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:57 PM
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Oh my God, you guys. You guys.

Tavros now has a dESPERADO ROCKET CHAIR,

pshoooes

Also: I guess this is the redemption I was looking forward to with Vriska? Even if she needed some (okay, a lot of) prodding from Kanaya, she's... being legitimately nice to Tavros. This is really, really weird! Having her room cleaned up by GA was a neat (ha!) little touch, too.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:11 PM
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She's not being "Legitimately nice" she did one non-asshole thing because Kanaya was going to go upside her head with a toilet if she didn't.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:11 PM
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Tomorrow: Vriska builds ramps for Tavros out of the bones of kittens and orphans.
Tomorrow: The rocket shoes explode, destroying his wheelchair.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:15 PM
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Regardless, I'm sure we can all agree that "pshoooes" is the best captchalogue code ever.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:52 PM
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She's not being "Legitimately nice" she did one non-asshole thing because Kanaya was going to go upside her head with a toilet if she didn't.
Yeah, but it was her idea to do all this though - Kanaya just forced her to shift gears. She could've just half-assed it and just replaced the stairs with ramps and gone back to tormenting him soon after but instead he gets a rocket chair to help him out with. Even if she's still a BLUH BLUH HUGE BITCH (and she is, don't get me wrong; it's going to take a lot to undo what she did just a few updates before), that's at the very least a step in the right direction.

Of course, watch as she goes and undoes all that when they take it for a test drive tomorrow.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:28 PM
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I seem to recall a similar plan with rockets...
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:38 PM
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Surely Tavros will just add the denizen to his growing army of terrifying monsters.

Surely.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:48 PM
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Yeah, it'd be funny if Tavros steamrollered his world by recruiting the denizen. Guess we'll see what happens when he goes through the gate... right now? Huh, I guess not. Land of Maps and Treasure is pretty cool, and fitting considering Vriska's role and-

Wait what the heck why is she dressed like...?

This is, uh, certainly different than what I was expecting.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:57 PM
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Her patch is also on the other eye now. Weird.
dude... you've got to FLIP it. TURN-WAYS
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:53 PM
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"Make Pupa have happy thoughts"

This I did not expect. Or like possibly imagine. I think Nepeta might have to update her shipping wall.
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:58 PM
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"Make Pupa have happy thoughts"

This I did not expect. Or like possibly imagine. I think Nepeta might have to update her shipping wall.
Poor Tavros. He's got a black widow for a girlfriend. Hahaha
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