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1st Jan 2021, 6:00 PM in Act: Ceremony
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BlueDragon edit delete 1st Jan 2021, 6:00 PM
BlueDragon
Happy New Year!

I haven't got much to say other than "..."

Come on, Yulie, don't be a Squall XD (We'll find out his issue next couple of pages.)

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Video. Q & A. Nuff said.

Enjoy!

Comments:

MadJak91 edit delete reply 3rd Jan 2021, 1:24 PM
MadJak91
How much time do they still have? Until the time point of no return. Nothing wrong with bonding time but well, training and all.
BlueDragon edit delete reply 4th Jan 2021, 7:49 AM
BlueDragon
Good question :3

They aren't sure how much time they have, since Kei's putting the screws to Kahnma regarding the Dark Horse and time travel (when I get to redoing this page, I'll make it more clear why time travel is so important). Shimiko is going to be training them on the way, as they search of the other three team members in the future (spoilers, but I'm sure you saw this coming XD). She'll go into more detail, but as you can tell, they are drawn to each other much like Stand users (I swear, I had this written out before I was introduced to JoJo's Bizarre Adventures XD XD).

It mostly depends on how long she can hold out the information, since (as we'll find out later), Yulie destroyed the hard copy spells he used to get back to the past (they were, by necessity, one of kind).

There is not going to be much time for training, considering that if/when Kei gets that info, she could just play the time game...which is not a route I intend to go down. I am not good at heists, and one upping, so we're gonna avoid that XD

This scene is the last time they're gonna to see Mia for a long time, as Shimiko is not allowing her to come. Shimiko's allowing them a bit of time to recoup, as Rin may be healed, but still needed the afternoon to rest (which is why they meet up that night at Rin's. Also: supplies. The future sucks, and Shimiko's not sure where the allies are hiding during Kei's reign Kanna's got a suitcase, and they've got other stuff they're taking with them, too).

By the end of this chapter, they will be leaving the past :3 We got 5 more pages of flashback ;) I just wanted to take a breather so we can do some character building that :D

Thank you for your questions! They are always really good and help me know what to make sure I keep clear (some of it is already in the script, but some of your questions help me prepare for stuff I didn't think of XD).
BlueDragon edit delete reply 5th Jan 2021, 11:29 AM
BlueDragon
I also need to post this. It is relevant, in that time is relevant to the discussion ;)

MadJak91 edit delete reply 6th Jan 2021, 1:34 PM
MadJak91
Ah yeah. Partially impartial Shimiko. I do not think her role is any sort of time keeper but I think she showed she is also there to keep certain events in time correct so that the timeline stays consistent?
"With great power..." and all that but I guess she knows the alternative here is worse since they have the information of the future's state.
If yes then her motive is a pretty dangerous game since you can be shown the future so you start preventing it only to learn that the future event caused itself this way... I am not talking about the state of the world since that is known why it happened and that the demons caused it but perhaps something else.

Either that or having an army of Langoliers after your arse but that seems to be the better scenario, lmao.
BlueDragon edit delete reply 9th Jan 2021, 10:03 AM
BlueDragon
I think she showed she is also there to keep certain events in time correct so that the timeline stays consistent?

Yes, you are correct. She has been tasked with preventing time heists. We don't know who gave her this order, and what their intent is, but I think we can all agree that it's a good idea to not mess with time.

*However* what she hasn't connected yet, is that even if she didn't exist, the past can't be changed. Like she knows this, but why does she even need to guard time if events can't be changed? She hasn't questioned this deeply. She may have asked herself this a little, but like most people who have been given an order by a higher authority, she has trouble deeply questioning it and going against them (I will say, I think if you'd met a higher being in reality, it might be a bit harder to go against their orders XD)

Without giving spoilers...it may be that someone wanted her out of the way ;) Buuuuuut, I will also say, the end of this chapter is her taking her own initiative (which may or may not go against the orders of those who tasked her with guarding time).



Either that or having an army of Langoliers after your arse but that seems to be the better scenario, lmao.

XD XD XD XD Oh god, don't give me any ideas! (Just kidding, I'm sorry to say there will be no Langoliers in this story XD XD)
MadJak91 edit delete reply 10th Jan 2021, 1:18 PM
MadJak91
Hm, that also means that on the other side of things you also cannot change the future. Perhaps you can but I would find that imbalanced then. Either you can change the past and the future or you cannot.

I suppose that a lot depends on how you "weight" the events as well though. By "change" I mean you cannot prevent a key event that completely transformed everything it touched but you can prepare for it better since you are not directly changing things but making use of information that came from a future point in time?
I guess that is what they are doing. Everybody knows the monsters are going to invade the world and destroy a lot but this timeline they can be prepared for it.

Nah. I take Langoliers back. Now it is just Christopher Nolan, LMAO!
BlueDragon edit delete reply 14th Jan 2021, 4:35 PM
BlueDragon
you can prepare for it better since you are not directly changing things but making use of information that came from a future point in time?

Hee hee, THIS! ;)

Thankfully, the future has yet to happen XD Tomorrow is always tomorrow :3
lirvilas edit delete reply 3rd Jan 2021, 9:43 PM
lirvilas
agreed that dying isn't advisable
BlueDragon edit delete reply 4th Jan 2021, 7:54 AM
BlueDragon
Nerp ;)