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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2008, 10:27:54 pm »
2007-jan-20 08:51PST:  Reference number 142

It makes perfect sense, just keep in mind Yue-bing's psyche and vocabulary.  Yue-bing is still fuming over how she was eliminated early in the bunny caucus and her supporters were so few that the only end result of her candidacy was to push Mr. Sparkles above Min-min.  Likewise, when Yue-bing refers to 'my girlfriend' she is really refering to Vincent and when she refers to 'a client from the Pentagon' she is really refering to Mikey, Jojo's right-hand-ferret as Jojo is the neighborhood 'tough bunny' and has appointed Mikey with keeping the local snake and coyote problem at bay.  Last week Mikey met with both Min-min and Yue-bing to discuss his new plans to build on the gains made against the snakes in the last few months, due in part to a local rainy season.  It might seem strange that Yue-bing, who has built herself up around her human followers like Vincent, is now trying to ally herself with the local bunny population.  But she might have her eyes on the next bunny caucus, and her lack of a following or a base among the native small-animal population is a major reason her showing at the caucus was so poor. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #31 on: February 29, 2008, 12:40:35 am »
2007-jan-27 21:13PST:  Reference number 145

A recent example would be "Sketchbook:  Full Color".  An older show would be "Kino's Journey".  A show like "Yotsuba&!" is also a good example*.  Each one of these shows is a perfect example, though in different ways.  Semi-examples would be Animal Yokocho or even "Clannad", but these also diverge at points, not a true thematic piece.

* I know it hasn't aired yet.  Sometimes he refers to future things as if they have already happened.  If it's a problem, take it up with him over Skype. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2008, 11:36:20 pm »
2007-mar-12 19:16PST:  Reference number 152

Yue-bing's proposal, to use the time dilation created by non-inertial reference frames in order to lower the necessary amount of time to sub a show, would offer minimal time gains, so nominal they may not even be detectable.  Her plan, the one involving gathering the fansubbing team in a giant elevator and lowering the elevator down to the center of the earth might work in concept, since neither the people are the surface of the team in the elevator are in what is technically an inertial reference frame, but in reality the numbers are so small that the time differential would be so negligeable it could probably not even be detected in the time it takes to normally sub an episode.  Not to mention all the technical hurdles to overcome in doing that.  Let's face it, Yue-bing is patently insane, but you probably already knew that. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2008, 10:51:07 pm »
2007-mar-29 08:17PST:  Reference number 157

No.  And no.  That much alone should be obvious by watching it.  I dare say that even Shinsen, in its current state being run by Yue-bing, could not achieve that level of lacking QC and edit.  I think I know what is happening, but it's totally unrelated to anything we did. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2008, 12:50:04 am »
2008-apr-02 12:17PST:  Reference number 158

It will crystalize over time.  There is nothing you can do.  Do not allow it to freeze as that can speed up the process.  Your best bet is to keep it at a steady temperature and don't buy more than you can use in three to six months time.  Once it starts to crystalize you can typically heat it to break it down but it just won't be the same. 

*** NOTE:  There is a typo in some of the dates above, it should be obvious which ones, the 2007 should be 2008, sorry about that.

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2008, 12:21:17 pm »
2008-apr-04 03:20PST:  Reference number 159

(#19)

p: It's a beautiful song!
kenji: Hi. Isn't it a good song?
p: Yes!
kenji: But it isn't completed.
kenji: It doesn't have words yet.
p: Then, I'll write words.
kenji: Thanks, but, maybe later.
P: You think I'm still a baby.
P: Papuliko! Love, love, lovely, twinkle!

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2008, 10:04:35 pm »
2008-apr-16 07:48PST:  Reference number 163

I guess you could say it is okay.  Definately not above the other ones though.  Quite lacking in dramatic tension (unlike the others) or maybe just taking way too long to get off the ground.  Unfortunately there is little suspense, only a passing sense of mystery and not much of a reason to look forward to each new episode.  This particular formula can work -- look at something like 'Sky Girls' where it worked well from the beginning. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2008, 10:35:59 pm »
2008-apr-20 18:21PST:  Reference number 165

Yes, I'll agree with you there, later on it does improve quite a bit and for the latter half, it's more what it should be. 

As for your second question, it would definately make sense to say that, especially when you consider that scene at the beginning of #14, and the subtleties therein.  Watch it several times, it should become pretty clear from the looks, glances, and reactions. 

Now the technology in the show seems really 'oddball'.  It's not really too well thought out, it's obvious someone is making it up as he goes along.

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2008, 06:57:10 pm »
2008-apr-23 16:48PST:  Reference number 166

No need to panic.  Just don't buy it.  There are pleanty of alternatives.  I don't recommend hoarding it (basically buying lots at a high or inflated prices) as it does not last forever, and supplies will be increasing in the next several months.  Shop around, and always keep alternatives or substitutes in mind.

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2008, 11:20:03 pm »
2008-may-04 12:18PST:  Reference number 171

If you read the notes, the poll was moved here: 
http://forum.live-evil.org/index.php/topic,1488.0.html
so you can vote for it there instead.

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2008, 03:42:58 pm »
2008-may-05 19:55PST:  Reference number 172

Yeah, we're in agreement here, don't even get me started.  (10:42) we can clearly see it has both a surface gun and an AA gun, and 2 masts, (13:22) it is moving far too fast with respect to its size, a diesel-electric of the time while submerged and not snorkeling, think 5 kts, maybe 10 kts max when running off the batteries.  Also note the twin screws (and in 12:25).  Now here's a big one, (13:37) even if the sub had a radar, it would not be used underwater; he would be using high-frequency sonar for ranging and sonar is not going to sweep like that.  (14:30) Lights?!  etc.

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2008, 09:45:33 pm »
2008-may-08 15:37PST:  Reference number 175

It is, it glorifies violence (by not depicting realistic consequences to violent acts), encourages teenage (or youth) delinquency, and dubious morality, thievery for one's own apparent benefit, and a secretive support organization to help further their own ends.

Shion is probably a better example, about antithetical main characters meant to be empathized with regardless of their oddities.  And an villian who is up there among the most twisted, devious, and evil villians in a contemporary show.  A truly evil person, so obsessed with an end that he can justify double murder and child cruelty for, what, in the end, amounts to nothing more than his own selfish needs. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2008, 05:47:50 pm »
2008-jun-20 09:30PST:  Reference number 197

Finally this is a reasonable question.  In the past, Yue-bing had used a simple but effective tactic to gain a group of 'supporters' during prior bunny caucuses. 

Yue-bing was dutifully given a number of carrots per day by Vincent, and while she would eat them occasionally, most of them she saved.  When she had accumulated a number of carrots, typically several, she would give the carrots to one of her supporters who would then attempt to bribe a pig into supporting her in exchange for the carrots.  Most pigs would accept this offer on the spot, causing her base of supporters to grow to levels where she could dominate the caucus with their sheer numbers.

This tactic developed problems in early 2008. 

1) Jojo had his own tight network of supporters, and often held meetings where their concerns were to be discussed with him.  One night, several of his supporters aired concerns about bribes and revealed they had been asked to vote for Yue-bing in exchange for several carrots.  Now pigs are typically given carrots once a day, if that.  So the temptation of having several carrots is so great that most pigs would simply accept that offer on the spot.  Jojo didn't get angry, he was quoted as saying "Seven carrots in a day is great, but a carrot a day is also great.  Rather than choose, take them both."  In short, Jojo was running on a carrot-a-day platform and he was telling his supporters to take the bribe if it it was offered to them, but on caucus day ignore the bribe and vote for him anyways.

2) Later in the run-up to the early 2008 caucus, several member of Yue-bing's inner circle were either incapacitated or 'otherwise involved'.  She was often forced to rely on Barney, who was among the most flaky of her supporters and he would often lie to her, saying he used the carrots to bribe a pig while in reality eating them all himself.  She was fooled so completely by this ruse that many of her attempts to bribe pigs never actually happened. 

This caused a near-total breakdown of the tactic in early 2008, basically causing her to drop out of the political scene altogether and even her position as Shinsen's mascot was replaced by Tuan Tuan. 

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2008, 01:46:46 pm »
2008-jun-25 07:47PST:  Reference number 199

I did a quick search and this is what turned up.
BTW he has never given 10 oinks to anything, here are the 8's and 9's though.

Zero No Tsukaima (1+2) (8 oinks) setting
Asatte no Houkou (9 oinks) drama
Kimi ga Nozumu Eien (9 oinks) drama
Suzumiya Haruhi (8 oinks) wierd
Clannad (9 oinks) drama
Higurashi (1+2) (9 oinks) unique
Nanoha (A's only) (9 oinks) cute
Air (9 oinks) drama
Monster (8 oinks) suspense
Nana (8 oinks) characters
Aishiteruze Baby (8 oinks) drama
Ashita no Nadja (8 oinks) cute
Wellber no Mongatari (8 oinks) setting
Da Capo (1 only) (8 oinks) drama
Sky Girls (8 oinks) cute
Chokotto Sister (8 oinks) cute
Les Miserables (8 oinks) cute
Shion no Ou (8 oinks) suspense
W-Wish (8 oinks) drama
Lamune (8 oinks) cute
Strawberry Panic (8 oinks) cute
Nijuu Mensou no Musume (9 oinks) action
Comet-san (9 oinks) cute
Fushigi Boshi no Futago Hime (8 oinks) cute
Kami-chama Karin (8 oinks) cute
Moetan (8 oinks) cute
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (8 oinks) cute
Puchi Puri Yushi (8 oinks) cute
Petopeto-san (8 oinks) wierd
Sketchbook: full color (8 oinks) life

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Re: Answers from the pig (responses to questions asked over Skype)
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2008, 07:42:14 pm »
2008-aug-04 07:47PST:  Reference number 212

Not everything is direct.  Other than the active / direct type, you have indirect (with immediate feedback), you have indirect (with delayed feedback), you have passive / perceptual, implied, etc.  This is explained in-depth in the video pigcast #59.