Okay, I’ve impulsively bought figures and been annoyed by their posing or whatever after getting them, but this guy? This guy is rad. I am regretting nothing over here.
Okay, I regret some things, but they’re unrelated to the sweet SH Figuarts Lucario figure I’ve got on my desk.
Can enchantments hide magic marks? Via illusions or changing skin colour?
It would presumably be easiest with illusions, actually. It’s entirely possible using a clone form of someone else would just result in looking like that person if they had the same magic mark as you.
In the EGS universe, is it theoretically possible for a spell/enchantment/transformation to be completely permanent and irreversible (as in, making removal or further changes impossible)?
It’s possible to change a person’s default form. What you presumably are now? Default form. Put an enchantment on top, it’ll be relative to that. Remove the enchantment, you’ll be back to that. Changing the default form is effectively transforming someone permanently, BUT their default form could presumably be changed again.
The caveat is that any further transformations will be relative to whatever their current default form is, so the more it’s changed, the more difficult it is to return it to normal.
For example, Male Variant #1 Ellen would have a face similar to Elliot, but the rest of her would look different from Elliot and she’d still be shorter than him. Meanwhile, female Variant #1 Elliot would be as tall as Elliot is now and look quite different from Ellen (in every regard except, again, the face).
As for preventing further transformations, it’s conceivable that someone’s passive spell resistance could be so extreme that they couldn’t be morphed even if they wanted to be, but that would be a RIDICULOUSLY high level of resistance for that to be the case. Accepting the effect of a spell or enchantment sort of invites it to work. Someone would pretty much have to be using universal cheat codes to be THAT resistant.
I don't understand why Pandora was confused in the July 22nd comic. What didn't she expect to see coming? did she expect Tedd to use the spell on someone else? Also, comics 32, 33, 34, and 47 are missing the year from the classic commentaries.
She hadn’t intended for Tedd to use the spell while still at the tournament.
They totally messed up the marketing on the New 3DS. They should’ve called it a “Super 3DS” and marketed backwards compatibility with 3DS / DS games.
I can pretty much guarantee I’d be foolishly singing their praises if they did that. Instead I’m all grumpy.
Americans would get confused. In japan they are ok with the name. They know their stuff. So the name isn’t a issue for them.
The name isn’t an issue in Japan because the English word “New” has a different feel to it in Japan. Here, it’s just the English word “New”. In Japan, it’s the nifty foreign English word “New”, and it has a marketable quality to it.
It’s not about Japanese consumers “knowing their stuff” more than English consumers. It’s about Japanese marketing using the same sort of marketing tactics people use in America and it not working as well as a slick marketing tactic over here because “New” doesn’t have the same sort of appeal to us.
I saw someone suggest “Neo” 3DS over in America, which would essentially be the same tactic. One could argue “well, if it means the same thing, why does it matter?” For the same reason they’re using the English word in Japan. For whatever reason, it’s just fancier to use foreign words.
Cosplaying Tedd from El Goonish Shive at Kumoricon!
The world must seem HUGE through those glasses o_o
I particularly like the hair. Very well done :D