Toedrag van Sake

August 15th, 2012, 8:00 pm

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Reply Wolfie_Inu, August 15th, 2012, 8:45 pm

(Die man aan die woord is Alex se pa, al wys ek dit nie. Jammer daaroor -.- )

(The guy who's saying all of this is Alex's dad, even though I don't show this. Sorry about that -.- )


TRANSLATION:

PANEL 1
You see, Louwrens, we know via our contacts that Jane Onoda is a member of a worldwide organization which knows of our existence ...
They include governments, scientists, psychologists, members of Interpol, ... but the only individual involved, whose identity we're certain of, is this same Jane Onoda, whom you know ...
The problem is that they're convinced that we (that is to say, former Om-Ankh from Earth) harbor enmity towards them. Should they find us now, we'd be in big trouble ...

PANEL 2
But at the same time, it's inevitable that they will find us, maybe even sooner rather than later ...
The solution that we and our fellow ex-Earthlings arrived at, is to make the first move. We'll contact them, explain the whole situation, and offer our help in tracking down the Anakim ...
At the end of the day the Anakim are our mutual enemies, after all ...

PANEL 3
And you're the perfect candidate for opening a channel of communication between us and the Khanites: firstly, you know Jane ... secondly, you're not programmed, so you don't run the risk of being activated during sensitive negotiations ...
Of course this is dangerous, but we don't have much of a choice ...
Speak to Jane ... explain that we are also the Anakim's victims ... convince her that we should cooperate ...

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Reply GabrielsThoughts, August 15th, 2012, 10:27 pm

There's a lot of oddly specific, and potentially unverifiable data being transmitted over the last few pages... Let us hope Lawrence was not exposed to "My Little Ponies: Friendship is Magic" or the Alex's programming theory will be shot to hell in a hand-basket.

Also, not a complaint, but how is it the scientists, psychologists, and members of Interpol are not government sponsored or sanctioned?

Reply Wolfie_Inu, August 16th, 2012, 4:54 am

@GabrielsThoughts: You've got the right idea, all this information is what the other ex-humans know. It's expository, but it's still from an inside character perspective.

Re: government sponsorship: they probably are, but they're mentioned separately for the sake of elaboration. I could probably have thought of a nicer way to say it, but this is all I could come up with at 4 in the morning :P

Reply GabrielsThoughts, August 16th, 2012, 1:23 pm

I'm not a furry, I speak for the fleas...

Hey, I notice you had to clarify that you like furry art and not sleeze. perhaps, if you changed "furry" to "anthro" less elaboration would be required. After all, there are many thousands of years of anthropomorphised animals in art going as far back as the early paleolithic era. In fact, I think one of the earliest art sculptures ever reconstructed was a cat person from Africa. Anthropology and art history is full of anthropomorphism.

Reply Wolfie_Inu, August 16th, 2012, 3:32 pm

@GabrielsThoughts: Heh, well, there's a whole huge debate going on in the furry community about what constitutes "furry" and "anthro" art, whether there's a difference, etc. Besides, anthropomorphism is a lot more general, it covers stuff like talking toasters and the living candlestick from Beauty and the Beast. So I just went with "furry" since I'm part of the fandom anyway :)

Reply GabrielsThoughts, August 16th, 2012, 6:27 pm

True, but furry art is too general if people immediately associate "sleaze," "postmodern primitive," "cosplay" or "homosexual" when they see the word. "Anthro" has fewer negative connotations at this time despite its broad taxonomy.

Reply Wolfie_Inu, August 17th, 2012, 12:27 am

@GabrielsThoughts: I suppose, although of course the perception of the term differs from within the fandom as opposed to the outside perception. Since the core of my initial audience was furries, I kept it that way.

It's like how people who like anime will keep saying "I like anime, and before you say anything, no it's not all sleaze" ... rather than saying (for example) "I like Japanese animation, but I'm not part of the anime scene" or whatever, because by that time you've just confused the living daylights out of everybody.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, August 17th, 2012, 4:28 pm

I don't know how anyone who likes 2d animation cannot like anime. Aspects of japanese animation have become a major influence to the medium of late. I credit that to the ease of access and availability through the internet and local libraries.

However, people must not forget that art as a whole is always evolving. just because something is popular now doesn't mean that it will stay in the public consciousness or dictate social norms.

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