Winterbrook 7

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lirvilas
11th Feb 2016, 10:00 AM

Well, glad to actually get back on schedule--the "hiatus" is over, but expect an extra page on Saturday night. There will be mild nudity.

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Rd Ashes
11th Feb 2016, 10:28 AM

YOWSA!
Dry winter air, my butt!!!
(or should I say Felicia's butt!)

8-D

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lirvilas
11th Feb 2016, 2:40 PM

Overenthusiastic much? This isn't going to end well.

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Rd Ashes
12th Feb 2016, 11:30 AM

Pfft, maybe I just really like comics… and butts!
:-P

XD

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jamie59
11th Feb 2016, 10:59 AM

Yeah it's the dry air yes that's it dry air.

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lirvilas
11th Feb 2016, 2:41 PM

Hey, it happens to the best of us.

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Travis
11th Feb 2016, 11:21 AM

Gotta love it when real life tramples on trying to be sexy.

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ProfEtheric
11th Feb 2016, 11:38 AM

A nosebleed? That's what you're going with? :P

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anonymous coward
11th Feb 2016, 2:46 PM

I'm not too surprised about that. His avatar features a jacket which is a reference from a Japanese cartoon, and it is a bit difficult to show female arousal unambiguously without a snatch view. Most of the other typical visual signs can be faked: Blushing, body language and posture, eye focus, nipple prominence, and dampness of clothing covering the crotch are hard to display in this art style without being caricature-overstated about it, and furthermore those are all subject to manipulation and 'faking it.'
Lemme turn the question around: How would you show it?

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ProfEtheric
11th Feb 2016, 3:20 PM

That's... a really good question.

I think this is a place where my esteemed colleague and I differ. I am more likely to use the "morning after" or "lights out", possibly the "blushing deer in headlights".

There is also the distinct possibility that we are witnessing a classic lirvilas misdirect. After all, who saw this coming?

tl;dr I would have her blush. :)

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anonymous coward
11th Feb 2016, 4:19 PM

Very, "PG," but a disappointing answer from someone who gender-bent a snake-eater military thug man into a pretty teenage girl in my opinion. Seriously, if you're going to do something laughably fetish, run with it. ;)
Mind you, my cultural-philosophical prescriptions are not a guaranteed route to fame, fortune, success and popularity: As opposed to the American-imperial cultural norm, I find gore and violence to be more questionable/objectionable content than sexuality on general principles. Heck, I find *smoking* more objectionable content than sexuality, it's a filthy habit that harms everyone in the offender's airspace.

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lirvilas
11th Feb 2016, 4:29 PM

whoa whoa

everybody in steerage take a chill pill

sex AND violence is on the way

also:
-American-imperial cultural norms
-military "thugs"
-smoking

all will be satisfied--and shortly

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anonymous coward
11th Feb 2016, 5:01 PM

Er, I am?
On reflection, I could see how me needling the Prof about being uncomfortable rendering sexuality could make others less chill or seem like I'm not though. Neither of those was intended, my apologies.

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ProfEtheric
11th Feb 2016, 4:46 PM

To be perfectly honest, AC, I use whatever tool is most appropriate to get where I am going in a story. The problem in answering your question is, I have no clue exactly where lirvilas is going.

I answered to the best of my ability given the scene before us. lirv is a lot more comedy oriented than I am, and so he stuck the page on a nosebleed.

"Laughably fetish", eh? I'd do it again in a heartbeat (only telling it better).

As far as sex and violence (and narration) go, I tend to think I'm writing film noir or something. A little suggestion goes a long way (except with the narration).

;)

@ lirv: Don't worry. All banter will be kept civil.

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anonymous coward
11th Feb 2016, 6:54 PM

Evoking noir standards and sensibilities through the use of suggestion in preference to explicit demonstration is entirely fair. It's a justifiably popular choice for (?) urban fantasy fiction. It also seems to suit what you're doing so far in the reboot of Autumn Bay. My biggest quibbles with it are that it *needs moar content* and... it strongly reminds me of playing Mage: The Ascension back in the day. (Seriously, should I make or excavate some character sheets to donate you some background characters?)

What I'm getting at though is something else besides following genre conventions in service of, er, whatever your plot is going through and towards. My point is about morality, realism, and their roles in fiction. Where I'm going with this is flipping over the 'sex needs to be hidden more than violence' notion in western culture. Want me to develop the point?

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sigpig
11th Feb 2016, 11:17 PM

I completely agree with your sentiments about the sexuality/violence schism in America, AC. It baffles the mind that a movie can be filled with violence and gore yet still getting an MPAA rating of PG-13, yet show ONE female nipple and people lose their minds.

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anonymous coward
12th Feb 2016, 4:20 AM

When asked to boil the point down to a sound byte before, I came up with this:
"Which is something you'd rather have happen in your neighbourhood every day, a man having sex with his wife or a man murdering his wife? Since there is usually very little disagreement about sex being the better outcome there, how come we find it more acceptable to show and describe the murder in most comics, movies, television and other forms of expression?"

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Centcomm
11th Feb 2016, 1:54 PM

Ohhhhh boy.... things just got ....hotter.

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lirvilas
11th Feb 2016, 5:55 PM

Heh heh stand by for VDSD in 72 hours...

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anonymous coward
12th Feb 2016, 4:24 AM

In the past VDSD has been one of my favourite ways to find new webcomics and re-discover old ones that have improved since the last time I saw them. Good luck catching the crest of your rising tide.

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anonymous coward
11th Feb 2016, 2:50 PM

Now boarding the train to sleaze-town, have your clothes loosened or removed and your tickets ready. Choo-choo!

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Stever
11th Feb 2016, 11:50 PM

Yay for mild nudity!

Are you making a joke based on anime characters getting a nose bleed when they see someone they're attracted too? XD

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lirvilas
12th Feb 2016, 7:00 PM

Yes yes, mild nudity is always a fan favorite.

Yeah, this page is riffing on that atrocious cliche.

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MadJak91
12th Feb 2016, 3:41 AM

So how is it with Tona's sexuality? :D
I have heard like 100 versions. 20 from you, 20 from Prof comments, 20 concluded, dreamed about another 20 possibilities and 20 from various comments.
Kidding but I thought MSV settled this :D

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lirvilas
12th Feb 2016, 6:57 PM

And stand by for twenty more possible conclusions, coming up as soon as I get the VDSD list from SarahZero.

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Nef
11th Mar 2016, 3:52 AM

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Just finished reading. Looking forward for more ;)
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lirvilas
11th Mar 2016, 5:58 AM

Awesome... It's served twice a week, unless I have a stroke.

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