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Comics - Page 525 - Mahou Shonen Alphonse-kun - March 26th, 2013, 1:03 am

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Tabitha probably spend DAYS working out the perfect post-transformation pose for him.
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Blitzkrieg1701, March 26th, 2013, 1:13 am

Drawing this page gave me happy.

So, yeah. If any of you unfortunate enough to follow me on Twitter were wondering why I've been watching so much Card Captor Sakura recently, here's your answer. RESEARCH, MAN! (and speaking of CCS, I seriously got my Tomoyo on trying to figure out what Alphonse's Magical Boy costume should look like. There were a LOT of really goofy ideas)

I'm curious, though, what were you guys expecting, and how significantly does a hologram of a little boy in an anime costume deviate from them?

Oh, and there's a new Killer Station of Deadly Doom on top of everything! Go see!

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Seros Senric (Guest), March 26th, 2013, 4:33 am

From seeing the fancy red light last page, I did expect him to come through somehow (again, not even going to bother wondering how it could work)
But before that I'd assumed a more basic remote system access of some kind that would somehow let him use his abilities remotely.

Although I must admit, I didn't expect the magical boy transformation sequence. At all.
It seems to have turned out good though.

Concerning CCS, I liked how it was unlike other magical girl anime in that why she had costumes was because her best friend loved dressing her up in random clothes, instead of some kind of magical transformation sequence like you see in every other magical girl anime/manga. (Well, I'm assuming every other one, I haven't actually watched or read many of them)

People stopping to chat while they are meant to be running away from something or should otherwise be moving while they have the discussion has always bugged me a little bit, but not enough to make me not like anything (although that may be because it seems that everything does that, but even if that wasn't the case I doubt I'd decide I didn't like something based off only that)

Zaealix (Guest), March 26th, 2013, 8:41 am

I frankly would say that this is the LAST thing I'd expect to occur. But that only raises MORE questions about how in the world Alphonse's powers work!

Antonio (Guest), March 26th, 2013, 11:24 am

@Seros Senric:
(I forgot which one works, sorry.)

Fun fact: Tv writters used to be paid per WORD. That's why we get things like quipping during combat, ridiculous evil monologues, long winded explanations, extremely literate children, people stopping in the middle of action to comment on it, etc. And even more subtle things, like a character announcing that he will explain something just before he starts explaining. Anything to squeeze a few more cents out of each scene.

I don't think Tv writters are paid by the word anymore, and webcomic writters certainly are not, but still, all who grew watching such programs cannot help but consider it "normal". Hence, Ichabod stopping their emergency run to comment on it. Or on a more meta level, Ichabod being the kind of character that does such a thing. Avatar too, I think; and Trigger and Layla, but less so. It's just a thing characters do.


And regarding CCS, I approve but, may I convince you to read the manga also/instead/after? It is substancially better, for reasons both of censorship and non.

Kung_Fu_Master, March 26th, 2013, 3:16 pm

Good Job
I have too many words I want to type. All good by the way.

Blitzkrieg1701, March 26th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Seros Senric: Yeah, my original plan had been to plow through SEVERAL magical girl shows, since CCS kind of subverts a bunch of the tropes of the genre, and most of the other shows I've seen are even are even deeper subversions (Madoka Magika, anyone?) Unfortunately, I just didn't have time for more than one series. But I'd been meaning to go back and finally watch all of the uncut show for a while anyway, so it all worked out.

Zaelix: It'll be address somewhat in the future, but the real answer is "It's Mad Science". That's Far Out There's version of "A Wizard Did It". :)

Antonio: Having all movement stop just long enough to state something important is also a popular way of making sure the audience isn't distracted while that important statement is being delivered. Not very subtle, though, is it?

Also, I will probably look up the manga once I finish up the last couple of episodes of the show. I like to compare/contrast the changes that happen between mediums.

Kung Fu Master: D'awww, thanks! :D

Bartimaeus (Guest), March 29th, 2013, 2:57 am

It's a-Alphonse, Mario!

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