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    Quote Originally Posted by FarBeyondC View Post
    What D&D Character are you?

    Apparently, it thinks I'm a Chaotic Good Human Wizard (3rd level).

    Other people have called me the wizard type before, but Chaotic Good?

    This thing must be broken, but I need evidence to present to the designers.

    That's where you guys come in.

    As a bit of warning, this is a rather long survey.
    I'm a Lawful Neutral Elf Wizard 6
    • Running on Adrenaline and Sheer Willpower.
    • Trying to Stay Sane in an Insane World.
    • Why Should Time Have Wings and Not I?
    • Born in Wrong Comic Book Universe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin M. View Post
    The Rockaways are still without power, and Breezy Point will never be the same again. But, we'll find away to get back...we always do.
    Good to see you, was hoping you were alright. NYC took a real beating.
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    Blargh.

    And I thought I had trouble sleeping before running out of melantonin pills. ><
    "This doesn't look easy. But I bet it is!"
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    "Optimism through stalwart skepticism is a defect not everyone is lucky enough to be cursed with."
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    Regarding Baki -

    I haven't yet reached the illusionary dinner scene, but right now they're yammering about 0.5 second reaction times, and bypassing it through increasing their speed.

    .....

    The author, I am convinced, was mainlining LSD when he wrote this section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Regarding Baki -

    I haven't yet reached the illusionary dinner scene, but right now they're yammering about 0.5 second reaction times, and bypassing it through increasing their speed.

    .....

    The author, I am convinced, was mainlining LSD when he wrote this section.
    Well, this happened back in the Oliva fight as well.

    Also, Baki would have to be moving faster than he could react in order to pull it off.

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    An "Illusionary Dinner" scene sounds like something from a Dirk Gently book.
    Yes, I know the voices aren't real. But they do have some VERY good ideas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternal Torment View Post
    Well, this happened back in the Oliva fight as well.

    Also, Baki would have to be moving faster than he could react in order to pull it off.
    I know about the 0.5 second reaction time. But it has worked on both of them. And now Yujiro is nattering about Baki beating it because he decided to go faster. And then they're going to attack in the Right Now. Which is coming soon. Actually, NOW will come soon, and Right Now will come right after that (no, I'm not making that part up, it's almost a word for word quote). And that's when they'll attack. And somehow they'll try to bypass this 0.5 second reaction time thing that they both know how to do and has worked on each other before. By being faster. And attacking just before the Right Now. Which sort of puts them back into that 0.5 second reaction time thing, but we're not supposed to think about that in this context, I suppose.

    What?

    I have a vague notion of what the author is trying to say, but it's mixed up in misconceptions and made up stuff to the point where it's nigh-incomprehensible. :(

    It's like Star Trek technobabble. I keep expecting Yujiro to say 'Ah, you'll defeat my 0.5 second technique by reversing the polarity.'

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    Then again, it's manga, where 'being faster' is a perfectly acceptable and classic fighting technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    I know about the 0.5 second reaction time. But it has worked on both of them. And now Yujiro is nattering about Baki beating it because he decided to go faster. And then they're going to attack in the Right Now. Which is coming soon. Actually, NOW will come soon, and Right Now will come right after that (no, I'm not making that part up, it's almost a word for word quote). And that's when they'll attack. And somehow they'll try to bypass this 0.5 second reaction time thing that they both know how to do and has worked on each other before. By being faster. And attacking just before the Right Now. Which sort of puts them back into that 0.5 second reaction time thing, but we're not supposed to think about that in this context, I suppose.

    What?

    I have a vague notion of what the author is trying to say, but it's mixed up in misconceptions and made up stuff to the point where it's nigh-incomprehensible. :(

    It's like Star Trek technobabble. I keep expecting Yujiro to say 'Ah, you'll defeat my 0.5 second technique by reversing the polarity.'
    I just got confused and assumed it was "okay, we know what our next moves are so let's just see who can pull it off faster".

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    Might be the only way to think about it... :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpandpointies View Post
    Might be the only way to think about it... :(
    Indeed. Some of these things are almost logical trainwrecks.

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    So True Neutral Human Cleric.

    I'll take it.

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    I made this on a whim, which should be useful the next time Darkseid vs Stairs comes up.

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    A Flock of Sheep.
    A Pack of Wolves.
    An Inconvenience of Heroes.

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    I think that Machiavelli might have beaten everyone else who ever had a monument dedicated to them with the epitaph praising him on his monument in Florence.

    It's basically Latin for "Well, we wanted to praise him but couldn't find a great enough word. So here's his name instead.".
    Suffering is a fact of life. You survive if you find a reason to endure it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    I think that Machiavelli might have beaten everyone else who ever had a monument dedicated to them with the epitaph praising him on his monument in Florence.

    It's basically Latin for "Well, we wanted to praise him but couldn't find a great enough word. So here's his name instead.".
    Isn't Ozymandias considerably earlier?

    Though the actual inscription is the slightly less catchy: "King of Kings am I, Ozymandias. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works."

    Kinda silly poem really: It's meant to be about how all things pass from memory with time, but the "Man, that Ozymandias guy sounds really badass" vibe is way more memorable.
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    An Inconvenience of Heroes.

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