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Old 2009-09-14, 14:39   Link #19681
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we couldn't think of an appropriate flower metaphor
"A Dandelion's Resolve". I wanted "Dandelion" to be "Weed", i.e. a play of the beaten-to-death-and-then-some "KYON IS NORMAL AND HOT BORING", but dandelions look prettier. Though they are still technically a weed... I guess the metaphor here for Kyon = Weed is that he looks out of place in a flower garden, i.e. the rest of the Brigade.

...Though, dandelions kill flowers, and Kyon hasn't killed any of the Brigade...yet.

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Old 2009-09-14, 17:00   Link #19682
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Disappearance features KYON, DESTROYER OF WORLDS!

(As well as attacking "random" female students...)
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... well at least it's consistent...
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Old 2009-09-14, 17:06   Link #19683
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Disappearance features KYON, DESTROYER OF WORLDS!
Which is more often when you've got Kyonko doing it.
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(As well as attacking "random" female students...)
Which loses allot of it's morally offensive connotations when you gender bend everyone.
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Old 2009-09-14, 17:14   Link #19684
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...Though, dandelions kill flowers, and Kyon hasn't killed any of the Brigade...yet.
I'm also told dandelions make a good salad if you're out in the wild. Unfortunately, it's greenery and thus I do not eat it, so I don't know myself.
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Old 2009-09-14, 18:39   Link #19685
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Interesting. Do you have any idea as to what other symbols would be used? I know there's fire kanji and the Arabic character for celebration and infinity... unless I'm reading it wrong.
No, just the infinity symbol in the center... two of the symbols circling it are symbols resembling the kanji for "fire" and the arabic character for "celebration".

Note that they only resemble the characters... they're not exact copies.

I'd just like to use characters from fifteen different character-based languages, each one representing a specific day in the loop...

Now I'd like to see people figure out what the subsets of eight symbols per one of the fifteen mean.

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"A Dandelion's Resolve". I wanted "Dandelion" to be "Weed", i.e. a play of the beaten-to-death-and-then-some "KYON IS NORMAL AND HOT BORING", but dandelions look prettier. Though they are still technically a weed... I guess the metaphor here for Kyon = Weed is that he looks out of place in a flower garden, i.e. the rest of the Brigade.
...It's a joke. You're not supposed to suggest an actual flower-based metaphor.
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Old 2009-09-14, 19:15   Link #19686
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...It's a joke. You're not supposed to suggest an actual flower-based metaphor.
...yes, I know this. I'm the head of the GaKu Division--my job is to provide useless tidbits of information.
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Old 2009-09-14, 19:33   Link #19687
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No, just the infinity symbol in the center... two of the symbols circling it are symbols resembling the kanji for "fire" and the arabic character for "celebration".

Note that they only resemble the characters... they're not exact copies.

I'd just like to use characters from fifteen different character-based languages, each one representing a specific day in the loop...
Don't know that I'd refer to Arabic as a character based language (assuming you're equating kanji with characters, in this case)... anymore then any of the various languages that use the Latin alphabet.

However, it is a language that is very well disposed to character-esque calligraphy, which could explain why Mikuru recognized the word.

EDIT: For example, عيد is made up of the letters د ي ع.

EDIT 2: This is a sentence. No, really. (note: I have no clue what it says)
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Old 2009-09-14, 19:43   Link #19688
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However, it is a language that is very well disposed to character-esque calligraphy, which could explain why Mikuru recognized the word.
This is the sort of logic I need. Thank you.
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Old 2009-09-14, 21:20   Link #19689
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It seems that Kunikida REALLY likes Itsuko.

Poor guy
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Old 2009-09-14, 21:25   Link #19690
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EDIT 2: This is a sentence. No, really.
I love language.

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It seems that Kunikida REALLY likes Itsuko.

Poor guy
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Old 2009-09-14, 21:41   Link #19691
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Poor Kunikida. I have a feeling he'd be more successful if he wasn't around Taniguchi. But where's the fun and plot value in that?
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Old 2009-09-14, 21:44   Link #19692
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Well, Chinese and Korean jump into mind immediately. We could also use Omega or the other scientific meanings for the various Greek letters
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Old 2009-09-14, 22:10   Link #19693
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Well, Chinese and Korean jump into mind immediately. We could also use Omega or the other scientific meanings for the various Greek letters
Chinese and Kanji are the same thing. >_>

Different meanings though. I could probably use that.
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Egyptian hieroglyphs?
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... well at least it's consistent...
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Old 2009-09-14, 22:18   Link #19695
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Chinese and Kanji are the same thing. >_>

Different meanings though. I could probably use that.
Chinese also has more characters then Kanjis. The current chinese also had simiplifyed many characters(using less lines).
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Old 2009-09-14, 22:36   Link #19696
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Egyptian hieroglyphs?
It would depend heavily on the word... hieroglyphics get cumbersome -very- quickly, unless they're monoliterals or biliterals. Greek could work, because of the many meanings that script has come to have... and I think some of the alchemical scripts have a few symbols that represent words instead of sounds.

Maybe a zodiac symbol for the astronomy night? Virgo would be the proper sign for the date of the stargazing... Or one of the planetary symbols would probably work.
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Old 2009-09-14, 23:15   Link #19697
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How about using all of the classical languages? Kyon will at least learn something as he tries to solve the puzzle!
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Maybe a zodiac symbol for the astronomy night? Virgo would be the proper sign for the date of the stargazing... Or one of the planetary symbols would probably work.
I like this.

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How about using all of the classical languages? Kyon will at least learn something as he tries to solve the puzzle!
Sumerian would be AWESOME to use. It's kind of character-based, right?

More so than English, at the least. I'm looking for languages where single characters represent entire words or concepts.

Anyway:

Spoiler for September the Fifth, Day 4: Classroom- Cancelled:


I'll never get to play Cross+Channel I hate you all.

Notice of Termination doesn't actually end because it leads into the scene directly after it, if you're wondering.

Oh, and fun semi-related fact: Today in Abnormal Psych I learned that no woman outside the West actually gets PMS or any variant of it, because it's actually a socially created disorder rather than an actual physical one.

Fun fact, huh?
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... That seems ... unlikely.
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Old 2009-09-15, 00:50   Link #19700
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... That seems ... unlikely.
It's true, apparently.

PMS was invented in back in the mid-late 20th century (I forget the exact date) as a way to justify and pathologize women's behavior. It's both an avoidance of responsibility on part of the women and a way to not take a woman's outbursts seriously on the part of the men. And because convenient social concepts tend to spread like wildfire, and mentality affects the production of hormones...

But grain of salt since my class is pretty much Feminism 101. The teacher is female and there's a total of four guys in the class of thirty.
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