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Old 2008-02-17, 07:32   Link #19881
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I didn't want to scare the people in FF Thread, but over here...
*sends Chaos flying into the sky*[/quote]







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NIGHTY! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!

*runs off and prepares big patch to Signum's post*
Oops, I did it again.

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Hmm, small backlog, obviously its weekend. Good for me, as I'm enjoying myself immensely with the -now translated- Utawarerumono game (and being seriously amazed at how much Touka and Signum are alike in personallity and apearance).
I can see parallels, but a direct connective of Signum and Touka is a little...

Images... are... not... fully...computing.

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*A large beam of energy strikes down from the sky, hitting Kha on the run*

... No.

Seriously, those two have vastly different hair types (Caro's is more... hmm, what's the word? Messy, while Signum's is very straight. Those two wold only look slightly similar)

That, and I have never really liked the Caro=Signum crack.
Actually, speaking from a visual perspective, it's not really strange is say... loli Signum looks somewhat similar to Caro, of course with the hair and eyes difference. Speaking from a character designs perspective, while reasonably versatile, copy-pasta swapping of hair/etc can make some characters look reasonably alike.

Not that I am condoning an actual Caronum crack... just throwing some oil to fire.

I'd say it'd make for a good lulz if say Erio comes in and sees "Signum" and mistakes her for Caro.
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Old 2008-02-17, 07:47   Link #19882
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Actually, speaking from a visual perspective, it's not really strange is say... loli Signum looks somewhat similar to Caro, of course with the hair and eyes difference. Speaking from a character designs perspective, while reasonably versatile, copy-pasta swapping of hair/etc can make some characters look reasonably alike.

Not that I am condoning an actual Caronum crack... just throwing some oil to fire.

I'd say it'd make for a good lulz if say Erio comes in and sees "Signum" and mistakes her for Caro.


Someone else has thought of chibi-Signum before? USO-DA!

*hides plans for chibi-Signum*

*runs like hell*
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Old 2008-02-17, 08:25   Link #19883
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Oh, another piece from me. It's severely incomplete, since within DestinyS story-context, it's supposed to be 2 episodes worth of flashback and not a narrative piece, but the general outline somewhat works like this.

Would like to get some opinion.

Spoiler for Alhazred:
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Old 2008-02-17, 08:34   Link #19884
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...Yes, yes I have.
Right...

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The question is though, why would he think it's USB's ?


Curious curious...
Unlimited Fanservice Works?

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Ever since the "Ascension" Ceremony.

Get it? Ascension?
Noted...-_-

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She's... definitely even superior to Kha in POWAH!!!

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RUN! IT'S THE ANITA BREAKER!!!


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LOL!

So even Kha, the King of Bluecheesium is afraid of his girlfriend?

Oh this is just too dang good
FUYU!!!

Come back!!!

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You know... since Vita can do an transformation aging spell... why not have Signum do a 'younger' spell... of which... she somehow looks... like...

*runs*
Loli Signum?!?!

>.>

<.<

>_<

COMPUTES!!!

*runs from Sturmfalken*

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Sanada, eh? That's not bad of a choice.

When I saw Persona pop up, I'd thought it was Akira Ishida for a while there and it almost didn't COMPUTE.
Thanks. And Ishida hardly says anything there!

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I didn't want to scare the people in FF Thread, but over here...

Spoiler for SUPA KHAAARABURABU BUREKHAAAA!!!!:


*sends Chaos flying into the sky*
Ahhh... The signs of devout love...XD

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...
...
...

NIGHTY! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!

*runs off and prepares big patch to Signum's post*
*An explosion can be heard from Kha's area*

Me: nice work, Almaria!

Almaria: *hefts the Double Mega beam Rifle* Anou... Creator-san... Did I just hear a scream there?

Me: It's just you're imagination. There's no one there.

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Thanks

Although yes, the lot of them will have interconnections with Shinobu, and there'll be more once I get BelkaBlack's profile out
Will be looking forward to it! Hopefully, Shinobu will be met with as much warmth as my Almaria here. <pats Almaria's head>

Almaria: Yoroshiku~!

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Asagi: Please Chief, you have to do BoukenRed!!!!
Mayura: Why not Sha Fu? You'd be a perfect match!
Julie: Shaider please...
Me: NO! DO THIS!!!

Aurion: OI!!!



As you may see, he's one of my fave Sentai warriors. That last attack there is the basis for Aurion's Schneider Impulse.

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"Coincidence"


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I agree, and the fans are less rabid


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But not without some moments of angst

Don't worry though, they'd get along with Mai just fine *cough* BelkaBlack 2 *cough*

*runs some more*
WANT!!!

*runs with Lowe*

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I'm actually liking a serious Syn/Vivio more and more with each chapter.
And I certainly won't mind! heck, I'd be supportive!

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*sends Chaos flying into the sky*







I'll read your next piece tomorrow. Gotta run now...

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Someone else has thought of chibi-Signum before? USO-DA!

*hides plans for chibi-Signum*

*runs like hell*
*corners Tormenk at gunpoint*

Details. NAO... ()
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Old 2008-02-17, 08:44   Link #19885
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Oh, another piece from me. It's severely incomplete, since within DestinyS story-context, it's supposed to be 2 episodes worth of flashback and not a narrative piece, but the general outline somewhat works like this.

Would like to get some opinion.

Spoiler for Alhazred:
Holy!! That was an very interesting read. Except I don't understand how the part about the distortion ends up in the planet core.
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Old 2008-02-17, 09:00   Link #19886
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Continuing on with the Super Sentai Madness, here's Part III of Honest Heart Mayura Labatt's profile:

WEAPONS

Spoiler:
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Old 2008-02-17, 09:12   Link #19887
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I can see parallels, but a direct connective of Signum and Touka is a little...

Images... are... not... fully...computing.
Not a direct connective, just merely noticing that the two are alike. Both are swordfighters, both follow a code of honor, both have a very formal form of speech, both look alike...

The main difference between the two is that Touka has a 'super-dere' switch.

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Actually, speaking from a visual perspective, it's not really strange is say... loli Signum looks somewhat similar to Caro, of course with the hair and eyes difference. Speaking from a character designs perspective, while reasonably versatile, copy-pasta swapping of hair/etc can make some characters look reasonably alike.

Not that I am condoning an actual Caronum crack... just throwing some oil to fire.

I'd say it'd make for a good lulz if say Erio comes in and sees "Signum" and mistakes her for Caro.
Okay, so I was slightly exagerating. what I actually meant was 'they may look alike, but not enough to make people think 'omg time-paradox''

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Oh, another piece from me. It's severely incomplete, since within DestinyS story-context, it's supposed to be 2 episodes worth of flashback and not a narrative piece, but the general outline somewhat works like this.

Would like to get some opinion.

Spoiler for Alhazred:
While I like the general thought, I see two problems. The first being that Alhazarhed is said to have destroyed itself, while this can be worked around as 'a fabricated lie' the second problem can't, which is that -if I read this correctly- the time difference between this and the founding of the TAB is relatively short, while Al Hazarhed has been destroyed way back in the past, pre-Ancient Belka even.

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And I certainly won't mind! heck, I'd be supportive!
Currently breaking my head in trying to write a good meeting piece. Writing six-year-olds in an original way is a pain, though. The mental leap between 6 and 9 year olds is massive in Nanohaverse terms. >_<
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Old 2008-02-17, 09:12   Link #19888
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Had a quick look thru both Lowe and Nighty's work. I spotted "Xenocide" and then "copypasta", which means I better take a closer look tmr. Batteries are screaming, and I've got no adaptor.

And YES I'm in Uni at this FREAKIN hour... >_>

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Don't a lot of males wish that?

...

*runs much faster*


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Now THAT's some juicy news

So what was happening back in July...
Well I... Remember that time I said I was dodging someone in my room?

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Now THAT suddenly makes a whole lotta sense

...

*runs while dodging sniper fire*
:kiss:

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Yes, it's quite fun to watch isn't it?

*dodges some more*

That's because seeing you riled up like this is PRICELESS

*dives into foxhole*
Taiyo: Shall I launch?
Kha: Don't run the Warped Core unnecessarily.

And we get a sneak peak to the latest in magical warfare. ^^

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Ow, dekkai itai desu
Spies...

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OH SHI-

ZA POWAA is strong with this breaker
And she said she learned it from me... I'm starting to doubt she was here for only 2 weeks... >_>

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Both?

*dodges artillery shell*


*dodges dictionary*

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...

Loli Signum?

DO WANT

*evades incoming fire*
Will want it no matter what!

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Trying to make amends now are we?

*headshot >>> Lowe*

Neil: Wow, he's good, but not good enough...
They never show it, and even beat you up for it, but like they like it.

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Pff, Signum is Saber, obviously. Apearance, combat style, even in personallity you can draw qute a few lines.
It's because someone is strongly Saber...

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*A large beam of energy strikes down from the sky, hitting Kha on the run*

... No.

Seriously, those two have vastly different hair types (Caro's is more... hmm, what's the word? Messy, while Signum's is very straight. Those two would only look slightly similar)

That, and I have never really liked the Caro=Signum crack.



*runs*
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Old 2008-02-17, 09:25   Link #19889
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It's because someone is strongly Saber...
You were talking about the Wolkenritter, last I recall Sakura was not one of the Wolkenritter.

I mean, otherwise we already have a perfect archer. Take your pick, Teana, Nanoha, Vice.

Caster would be Hayate, or Reinforce I. Probably Reinforce I.

Berserker might as well be Subaru, heck, she went berserk even better then Vita.

Assasin, best choice would probably be Teana, strangely enough. Stealth spells are genius assasination skills.

Rider... best bet would be Erio or Caro.

Lancer, this one is tricky. Not counting OC's, Zest would seem the best choice in terms of weapons, Nanoha going in second. Personallity wise I'd say Vita.

Saber is Signum. Too many paralels not to.

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*runs*
You got him locked?

Keroko-tan:
Haiyo!

Have fun then.
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Oh, another piece from me. It's severely incomplete, since within DestinyS story-context, it's supposed to be 2 episodes worth of flashback and not a narrative piece, but the general outline somewhat works like this.

Would like to get some opinion.

Spoiler for Alhazred:
I think it's time to evoke the word most used to describe your works, and evoke it most rightly here:

EPIC



Such poetic detail on everything that Alhazred was, including the folly made from their infinite kindness, and some of it through the eyes of...

Wait a minute, the name of that traveller wouldn't be KINO would it?

MOAR PLEASE

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Unlimited Fanservice Works?
USB's very own Reality Marble

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She's... definitely even superior to Kha in POWAH!!!
Oh yeah

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Loli Signum?!?!

>.>

<.<

>_<

COMPUTES!!!

*runs from Sturmfalken*
No surprise here

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*An explosion can be heard from Kha's area*

Me: nice work, Almaria!

Almaria: *hefts the Double Mega beam Rifle* Anou... Creator-san... Did I just hear a scream there?

Me: It's just you're imagination. There's no one there.
Plausible Deniability

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Will be looking forward to it! Hopefully, Shinobu will be met with as much warmth as my Almaria here. <pats Almaria's head>

Almaria: Yoroshiku~!
I can only hope, though Almaria's a much better character than anyone I can ever dish out

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Me: NO! DO THIS!!!

Aurion: OI!!!



As you may see, he's one of my fave Sentai warriors. That last attack there is the basis for Aurion's Schneider Impulse.
...



Asagi: De-
Mayura: Ka-
Julie: Master!!!!!

Belkarangers: DO IT NOW CHIEF!!!!!! ONEGAISHIMASU!!!!


Damn... for someone like Doggie to transform into one of the most badass Sentai warriors around is still a feat that boggles my mind

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WANT!!!

*runs with Lowe*


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Well I... Remember that time I said I was dodging someone in my room?
Oh, wakata

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Taiyo: Shall I launch?
Kha: Don't run the Warped Core unnecessarily.

And we get a sneak peak to the latest in magical warfare. ^^
Eager to test out the new equipment are we?

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And she said she learned it from me... I'm starting to doubt she was here for only 2 weeks... >_>
Or maybe she really is just more POWAAFUL than you

*dodges*

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Old 2008-02-17, 11:33   Link #19891
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... The amount of mecha armors that sudenly become official TSAB hardware is starting to annoy me. Seriously, must we turn a show about magic into a show about mecha?


You put powered armor protection on somebody and suddenly everyone's like 'MECHA! NOOOOOS!"

Power Armor, not Mecha.
Take a human body, add an external framework suit for enhanced physical strength/ability. Seal framework for environmental stability. Add metal armor plating for protection, add computer enhanced components to improve the ease of use and performance... BAM! Powered Armor.
Think Samus Aran and Metroid rather than GUNDAM.



At least I'm not over here calling in Super Robots.
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Old 2008-02-17, 11:43   Link #19892
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Two names for the same thing. 'Power Armor' 'Mecha Armor' I wasn't even thinking Gundam (trust me, I'd have been a looot more vocal then).
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Well, here's a logical progression for your consumption.

IF

MAGIC + Regular Clothes = Armor Quality Protection

THEN

MAGIC + Real Armor = Vehicle Quality Protection


When you find a way around that logic that would make people pick funky costumes over their prefered armor of choice in a practical application, you be sure and let myself and the Test Force know. We're always looking for better ways of doing things.
Some of us just preffer the look and feel of utilitarian functionality.
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Old 2008-02-17, 12:03   Link #19894
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Hmm, how about the canonical fact that such armors do not exist in the Nanohaverse? If such armor is better, then surely everyone -or at the very least he Ground Forces- would be wearing it, no? Obviously this is not the case.

Then there is the simple fact that this is a magical girl show, I would rather avoid this going too sci-fi. I can work with weapons that look like ordinary guns, cyborgs and spaceships, but I draw the line at power armor.
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Old 2008-02-17, 12:18   Link #19895
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Hmm, how about the canonical fact that such armors do not exist in the Nanohaverse? If such armor is better, then surely everyone -or at the very least he Ground Forces- would be wearing it, no? Obviously this is not the case.
While I'm not sure about the feasibility of Powered Armour (for example, what is it powered by?), general regular armour of the metal plates variety may well have existed in the Nanoha-verse, the same as ours. We do know that they have physical shields.

As for why nobody uses it, probably for around the same sort of reasons nobody wears plate armour these days, as well as the anime tendency for Less Is More clothes-as-armour. I mean, I'm looking at Schach's Barrier Jacket and I'm wondering how practical it would be, much less Nanoha's Barrier Jacket. I mean, Subaru's Barrier Jacket exposes her belly, which would otherwise be a big SHOOT HERE sign.
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Old 2008-02-17, 12:22   Link #19896
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SET!!!

BACKLOG BREAKER GO!!!!!
It's better than when you used to say we should kill backlog with "Fiyaaaaa"

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KILLS BUGS DEAD!!!!

*runs*


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OH SHI-

ZA POWAA is strong with this breaker
Reminds me of Oniii-chan Breaker

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Deshou?

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Why thank you


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So when are you going to become an active member again anyway?
Hopefully very soon. I've missed this place too much and with some people invading FF with Outer Cadia crack well, let's just say I couldn't keep away any longer.

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Noted...-_-


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She's... definitely even superior to Kha in POWAH!!!


Girl POWAH beats any other kind of POWAH


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FUYU!!!

Come back!!!
Hiiiiiiiiiii ~

I will As soon as I get my computer back (still in repairs *grumblegrumble*) and if I get some free time where I'm not buried under a pile of work I'll catch up to the most important things here and become active once again. This place really hasn't changed at all

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Loli Signum?!?!

>.>

<.<

>_<

COMPUTES!!!

*runs from Sturmfalken*
"Careful what you wish for"




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Ahhh... The signs of devout love...XD
It's going to be fun

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*An explosion can be heard from Kha's area*

Me: nice work, Almaria!

Almaria: *hefts the Double Mega beam Rifle* Anou... Creator-san... Did I just hear a scream there?

Me: It's just you're imagination. There's no one there.


This place definitely hasn't changed. If anything it became even better
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While I'm not sure about the feasibility of Powered Armour (for example, what is it powered by?), general regular armour of the metal plates variety may well have existed in the Nanoha-verse, the same as ours. We do know that they have physical shields.

As for why nobody uses it, probably for around the same sort of reasons nobody wears plate armour these days, as well as the anime tendency for Less Is More clothes-as-armour. I mean, I'm looking at Schach's Barrier Jacket and I'm wondering how practical it would be, much less Nanoha's Barrier Jacket. I mean, Subaru's Barrier Jacket exposes her belly, which would otherwise be a big SHOOT HERE sign.
We do have modern plate armor. It's just that to have it practical is mass intensive, bulky, and generally impractical to wear because of that weight and bulk making soldiers a sitting duck.

But we're working on it. And I like the results.

Spoiler for Power Armor is NOW!:


Only trouble left is portable power for it really.
Slap a magic power system on there and you're good to go.

Or does Raging Heart run on D Batteries?

And of course, the typical counter for 'why haven't we seen it' would be: Absence of Proof is not Proof of Absence.
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Old 2008-02-17, 14:49   Link #19898
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You put powered armor protection on somebody and suddenly everyone's like 'MECHA! NOOOOOS!"
No. Chief has powered armor and nobody complained. The fact is we're all still wary about you, especially after that "Mecha suit that turns a C-rank into an A-rank and spams cartridges to make them fire S-rank spells." That's like taking a Civic engine, NOSing it up to maybe Integra levels, and expecting it to beat a Hemi. And frankly... to be honest, a lot of people were rubbed the wrong way with your rather arrogant entry into OC.

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Power Armor, not Mecha.
Take a human body, add an external framework suit for enhanced physical strength/ability. Seal framework for environmental stability. Add metal armor plating for protection, add computer enhanced components to improve the ease of use and performance... BAM! Powered Armor.
Think Samus Aran and Metroid rather than GUNDAM.
Funny, I was thinking of Red Eyes, which is essentially powered armor/mecha suit that turns the user/pilot into a human-sized mecha.

As has been mentioned before, with powered armor you get all sorts of issues. Consider MJOLNIR. It does everything you say above and more. It's got everything you want for powered armor. And unless you've been augmented to handle it, you strap it on and take a step and you'll kill yourself. Besides, the costs would be horrendus; it is cheaper to outfit 900 SPARTAN-IIIs with the less capable SPI than to outfit 30 SPARTAN-IIs with MJOLNIR Mk VI (in fact, Master Chief is the only SPARTAN with a full Mk VI set).

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At least I'm not over here calling in Super Robots.
At least I'm not over here calling in hax, overpoweredness, averageness that pretends it's awesome and adolescent power fantasy. I just lean towards cracky lulz (which is basically what Joint Training is, cracky lulz) and more "hard" fiction.

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Well, here's a logical progression for your consumption.

IF

MAGIC + Regular Clothes = Armor Quality Protection

THEN

MAGIC + Real Armor = Vehicle Quality Protection


When you find a way around that logic that would make people pick funky costumes over their prefered armor of choice in a practical application, you be sure and let myself and the Test Force know. We're always looking for better ways of doing things.
Some of us just preffer the look and feel of utilitarian functionality.
They're playing by anime rules, remember? Less armor/clothing has some sorta modifier; Toze quantified it for me a long time ago but I can't remember what it is. Besides, the title is Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. Not Mobile Troopers Lyrical Nanoha. Not Mobile Suit Lyrical Nanoha. Not Mobile Soldier Lyrical Nanoha. MAGICAL GIRL.

Look, ATC, as much as possible, when writing fanfiction/doing creative works, it's generally a good idea to stay within the rules of the world you're writing in. I'm pretty sure Warhammer players would be very unhappy at you if you started introducing powered armor into Warhammer (40k is a different story, but from what I recall of talks with IG players, they aparently belive that t-shirts and flashlights are good enough for Cadians...) Powered armor is too much of a break with canon to be plausible - especially if you go flaunting it about. About the only reason Chief has his pass is because Kagerou and I emphasise Chief rather than his armor.

Also... I recall 2 weeks ago you were complaining about having to do a summary/outline of your fic ideas. 2 saturdays ago I sat down at my computer and in 3 hours hammered out a 3000-word timeline/detailed summary of the OFM's history. Last wednesday I hammered out another 3000-word post, this time an overview of the OFM.

I have just one thing to ask: if you don't want to put in the effort & time to write....Then what are you doing writing fanfiction?
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Old 2008-02-17, 15:08   Link #19899
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So nobody complains about the armor I presented from pretty much day one until I actually find a picture of what it's supposed to look like?


Right.

No.
Don't start that bull argument with me Goose. I've scaled the abilities back already like asked. I've got the project work slated for the big-assed-essay which I'm going to take time on. (Not hammer together in three hours. Which incidently, my use of only FOUR hours was called SLAPPED together.) I scrapped my biggest controversial idea... I'm doing my work.

Nobody had a beef with the fact that I keep REPEATEDLY mentioning it as powered armor, as an exoskeleton, as something weighing a whole lot with lots of metal. I even posted THIS image early on with nobody showing any real concern. Nobody... Not until I put up a vid that shows it looks like an armored football player robot. Up until this it was concerns about power levels when I was still sketchy on them and working on them.

Cannon arguments may be worth taking into account. But this time it's just Keroko having a beef with my choice of Aesthetics. A beef about it turning into massive numbers of mecha when I have already stated that the model is prototype. As in, one of a kind.
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I think that an equally relevant question is: why do you want to include that into the story?

Personally, I don't care what you do for your story. Put in space battles, put in powered armour, put in giant mecha, whatever. I really don't care. What I do care about, however, is that you make it work.

Make it a fanfic. We're already at a disadvantage here, since we want to write a fanfic, but we're using original characters, or canon characters warped into original characters with little in common but the name. If you change even more things, then after a certain point (different for everyone, writer and reader), the question arises: why is this even set in the Nanoha-verse? Why would the average fan of the series want to read the story?

Make it plausible. For every bit of original invention I put into my story, I sit back and consider it from every angle. Why do I want to do this? "Because it's cool" is not a good enough answer. Everything has to have a reason in the story, and the reasons all have to tie together into a coherent whole. Everything gets the same treatment: do I really need that plot device in there for the sake of the story? If I took it out, what happens to the story?

Most of all, though, make it a good story. Even if you have a reason and it fits into the story, maybe it doesn't fit as well as you thought. That's why we're showing our works to each other: to gain feedback. Personally, I'd be ecstatic if someone were to go through my story with a fine-toothed comb and point out every single mistake I made. Because that requires a special kind of dedication which I struggle to achieve.

If you can answer all of those questions, then I have no problems with your motivations. I might have problems with the end results (after all, I have problems with how StrikerS went down), but that's a different matter.

It's sort of like a matter of trust: I, as a reader, trust that you'll be able to dish out a good story even after all my misgivings about it. Don't betray that trust.

(EDIT: This, incidentally, applies in general.)

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Quick question: how is Carim addressed and referred to? I've got "Holy Carim" here, but I forget if I put that there as a placeholder or if that's really how she's called.
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