[S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

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[S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Chaos Priest on Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:46 pm

http://www.egscomics.com/d/20020410.html

Wow, not only is Nanase's hair defying gravity, but her belt is too! As much as I hate to say it, I believe the hair fairies have met their match.

Or maybe it's just that Nanase's connection with the fairy form allows her to call on many for use in such displays.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Berpol on Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:03 am

I think this falls under "dramatic wind from below" - was that invented for Marilyn Monroe or is it older than that?
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Bickendan on Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:04 am

I just love Greg's expression in that strip.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Illusionist on Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:20 am

Bickendan wrote:I just love Greg's expression in that strip.


Yeah, it's great when he looks like he's having an orgasm and a heart attack at the same time.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby FIonn the Otaku on Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:35 am

Berpol wrote:I think this falls under "dramatic wind from below" - was that invented for Marilyn Monroe or is it older than that?


Even if Marilyn wasn't the first to do it she certainly made it iconic.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Man on the Moon on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:17 pm

FIonn the Otaku wrote:Even if Marilyn wasn't the first to do it she certainly made it iconic.


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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Illusionist on Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:19 pm

Marilyn's wasn't dramatic anyway, it was...I don't know. Fanservice doesn't quite seem right, but it's the closest fit.
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby Nightranger on Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:46 pm

The Marilyn one is wind, while the standard "stuff rises as someone/thing powers up" is more of an antigravity effect (at least that's what I'd assume).
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Re: [S.T.O.R.Y. 4/10/02] Ki, even more dramatic than fairies

Postby ChronosCat on Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:32 pm

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