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 Post subject: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
     Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:10 am 
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    Tidepod huh? I hope its not, but I fear this might take note from a terrible short lived fad of "Tasting Forbidden Fruit" that was the Tidepod challenge... the end of Fumo may come at the appearance of greatness.... that or he will be washed clean and smell good after the encounter, though that may be taking the signamancy significance too strongly.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
     Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 am 
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    Anyone else wracking their brains about how all this fits into the main storyline?

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    Damn. These last few story bits have been really sad. I feel so alone now. Erfworld is just as messed up as Earth.

    I think there will be many unreasonable dares in Tidepod, he'd be safe if only he was protected by the magic of the Darwin Ward.

    "What's Darwin?"
    "Darwin? A Ward."

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    It's... well, I've got a bit of background music playing in my head because I've been compiling a video... let me see real quick here...

    There we go... Court and Page - Silent Partner (No Copyright Music)

    Trust me, it puts a whole new spin on the entire page.

    Let me first say that, every single time we get a new kind of insight into a form of magic I always kick myself "Why didn't I see that coming?!" This is one of those times.

    Of course, even Signamancy can't breach the language barrier between people, we each interpret things in our own way and often only hear what we are willing to accept. I myself am CONSTANTLY vexed when my ideas are judged by people who never understood them and refuse to accept that they did so.

    Not here, as much, here we don't talk science, we talk magic.

    I do have to wonder though, not just about links, but about meaning. This here is also a time wherein carnymancy is seen as evil and yet... I've been looking at the page where RVC links with Jojo and goes on about how Carnymancy is the magic of identity and stuff. While it doesn't go into too much detail, yet I do wonder now... what could signamancy, the magic of meaning, and carnymancy, the magic of identity accomplish together?

    I suspect though, at this point, that it is the more superfluous and "surface" capacities of disciplines that actually connect together through the 3-caster links, rather than the deeper meanings thereof. I could be wrong of course, but it just feels right to me. Otherwise, the Great-Minds would never be surprised by any of the concepts or applications of magic, and they likely would have already defeated Charlie on their own.

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     Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:21 am 
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    Twenty forty sixty eighty cigs are all gone
    I wanna not be Fated
    To just depop inside-a this bog
    Lemme eat til I’m sated

    You say there’s a Tidepod
    Well that’s just where I’ll go
    Maybe there is work there
    To let Fumo como
    Even if it’s only
    For just one turn or so
    Still beats ants on toes

    Jams jams and yams and a can of cram
    Lemme eat till I’m sated
    Gems gems ge-gems ge-gems gems ge-gems
    Give me a job that’s payin’
    Hey traveling man, you need extra hands?
    Your side, I’ll never hate it
    I’ll get you back to your far off land
    I’ll be repatriated

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
     Post Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:28 am 
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    ErebusVonMori wrote:
    Anyone else wracking their brains about how all this fits into the main storyline?


    It's the tutelaries. Rob said he's gonna take some time to show us how the towers awakening are having an effect all over Erfworld. We saw the awakening moment in Generica, when the tower redid the whole Signamancy of a Signamancy-centric side. I'm betting that when Fumo arrives in Tidepod, it'll be right before the time that the tower awakens and he'll get to see it, and it'll somehow change what happens with him.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    I could see the new tower saving him somehow. But I'm more interested in what a master Signamancer thinks of his first look at an awakened tower.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    Arci wrote:
    I do have to wonder though, not just about links, but about meaning. This here is also a time wherein carnymancy is seen as evil and yet... I've been looking at the page where RVC links with Jojo and goes on about how Carnymancy is the magic of identity and stuff. While it doesn't go into too much detail, yet I do wonder now... what could signamancy, the magic of meaning, and carnymancy, the magic of identity accomplish together?

    Charlie.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    The Grand Abbie's take on Signamancy is a truth that spreads outside Erfworld. We don't hear each other, we construct what we would mean if we were to say what others have said to us.

    I'm happy to join other bleeding hearts and artists dedicated to bridging this unbridgeable gap.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    A little bit too many metas for a simple punks.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    "What you send in Signs will never be received as you intend. [...] Your audience will tell themselves a story about your story." Hmmm, is Rob talking about us? Naw, couldn't be. :-)

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    Of course an artist would think communication is impossible. The entire premise of art is that you get to be ambiguous and still hope to incite meaning. But principles can be factually communicated with adequate training. People can learn to speak the same language. Just because it's hard to do doesn't mean it doesn't happen to most people every single day.

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    I really like this update.

    The secret of Signamancy and the secret of Datamancy especially.

    And the Punk Elves, "jerk with a heart of gold" is a tired trope, "jerk who tries to convince you he has a heart of gold but he's really just a jerk" is much more real.

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    So if I'm not mistaken Noah has actually tasked this bird with actually seeking out warlords. There's a good chance that the seabird will actually follow fomo it some time still. Also interesting fact of how flying units can actually gain move from landing at night.

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    So the chief changed his mind about what direction to send him after learning about the scout.
    Confused me a bit early on about why the direction change and then lying about it. Controlling who believes the truth and who doesn't is very much part of Carnymancy.

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    I wonder if Parson is aware of the rule about flying units gaining move if they rest on the ground.
    Since we've previously seen dwagons grouped by move above or below 56, if we assume 56 move is the average then an extra point for resting on the ground increases relay efficiency by an average of 2% which increases the more low move dwagons you have in the chain.

    It seems insignificant, but for what Parson wants to do with the Dwagon relays and given how Stanley really doesn't like then getting Decrypted, it could be a real money saver.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    A little plug for postmodernism as wisdom... hmm. I've been with the strip since it started, but too much of this could make me leave.

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     Post subject: Re: Book 5 - Prologue 4
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    Knavigator wrote:
    ... given how Stanley really doesn't like them getting Decrypted, it could be a real money saver.

    He might either not have to worry about that for a while, or... worry about that more than ever.

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