Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

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Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by Opus the Poet » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:25 pm

http://wapsisquare.com/comic/shoulder-rest-2/

If only she wasn't taken, several thousand years older than me, and a cartoon. :ugeek: :twisted:
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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by jwhouk » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:34 pm

Actually, she's only a few hundred years older than you.
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Post by eee » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes, take as much time as needed to get that shoulder back in shape! We're not going anywhere.
jwhouk wrote:Actually, she's only a few hundred years older than you.
I thought it was Jin at first, too. They are eerily similar.

But really, how old is Ruri? As a teapot she's obviously at least a hundred, but in her humanoid form, did she materialize as a baby, which means she's about 20, or did she form in her current shape? In which case, it'd be hard to tell how old she is. We need more information on how this process worked.

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Post by FreeFlier » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:51 pm

I don't think she's that old, if she's just entering college.

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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by Catawampus » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:35 am

eee wrote:Yes, take as much time as needed to get that shoulder back in shape! We're not going anywhere.
jwhouk wrote:Actually, she's only a few hundred years older than you.
I thought it was Jin at first, too. They are eerily similar.

But really, how old is Ruri? As a teapot she's obviously at least a hundred, but in her humanoid form, did she materialize as a baby, which means she's about 20, or did she form in her current shape? In which case, it'd be hard to tell how old she is. We need more information on how this process worked.
"Technically, I'm a tsukumogami. A tool spirit. When well used and loved items reach one hundred years old, we come to life. That happened to me eighteen years ago."

So 118 years before she said that, she was made as a teapot. Then she spent 100 years as a pot, and then 18 years as a person.

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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by Drakkenmensch » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:43 am

Opus the Poet wrote: If only she wasn't taken, several thousand years older than me, and a cartoon. :ugeek: :twisted:
Just take good loving care of your antiquities and one of them may just become alive upon reaching the century old mark!

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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by eee » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:09 am

Catawampus wrote:
eee wrote:Yes, take as much time as needed to get that shoulder back in shape! We're not going anywhere.
jwhouk wrote:Actually, she's only a few hundred years older than you.
I thought it was Jin at first, too. They are eerily similar.

But really, how old is Ruri? As a teapot she's obviously at least a hundred, but in her humanoid form, did she materialize as a baby, which means she's about 20, or did she form in her current shape? In which case, it'd be hard to tell how old she is. We need more information on how this process worked.
"Technically, I'm a tsukumogami. A tool spirit. When well used and loved items reach one hundred years old, we come to life. That happened to me eighteen years ago."

So 118 years before she said that, she was made as a teapot. Then she spent 100 years as a pot, and then 18 years as a person.
Ah yes, I remember that now. So that gives us a definite time frame, and implies that a family woke up one day and found a baby where Grandmother's teapot had been. That must have been... interesting.
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Opus the Poet wrote: If only she wasn't taken, several thousand years older than me, and a cartoon. :ugeek: :twisted:
Just take good loving care of your antiquities and one of them may just become alive upon reaching the century old mark!
Apparently, this happens only (or at least mainly) in Japan. I'm around 100 year old plus antiques a lot that have been carefully - if not always lovingly - cared for, and none of them have come to life on me.

I'm not sure what I'd do if that happened. Probably get very nervous because I could see the police and Child Protective Services getting involved right quick.

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Post by Dave » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:08 am

eee wrote:Apparently, this happens only (or at least mainly) in Japan. I'm around 100 year old plus antiques a lot that have been carefully - if not always lovingly - cared for, and none of them have come to life on me.

I'm not sure what I'd do if that happened. Probably get very nervous because I could see the police and Child Protective Services getting involved right quick.
Especially if you couldn't prove that you owned the teapot in question (better hope your great-great-great-grandmother kept the receipt!). You might find yourself being charged with lidnapping.

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Post by Just Old Al » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:22 am

Dave wrote: Especially if you couldn't prove that you owned the teapot in question (better hope your great-great-great-grandmother kept the receipt!). You might find yourself being charged with lidnapping.
Unless it was made of flint then it would be lidknapping...

I hesitate to think of the chaos in my shop if everything down there that was over 100 woke up...damn playpen full of squalling brats.
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Post by Dave » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:16 am

Just Old Al wrote:I hesitate to think of the chaos in my shop if everything down there that was over 100 woke up...damn playpen full of squalling brats.
Think of it as an opportunity, not as a burden. After raising all of your shop tools to the age of 18, you would have finally been able to actually identify the unkindest cutter of all.

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Post by Opus the Poet » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:39 pm

jwhouk wrote:Actually, she's only a few hundred years older than you.
Forgot to read the tag, and If I'm reading the backstory provided by the peanut gallery right, she's only 58 years older. :ugeek:
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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by eee » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:24 pm

Opus the Poet wrote:
jwhouk wrote:Actually, she's only a few hundred years older than you.
Forgot to read the tag, and If I'm reading the backstory provided by the peanut gallery right, she's only 58 years older. :ugeek:
You prefer older women? :?:

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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by TazManiac » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:29 pm

I think he prefers them 'Seasoned'...

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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by Catawampus » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:55 pm

eee wrote:Ah yes, I remember that now. So that gives us a definite time frame, and implies that a family woke up one day and found a baby where Grandmother's teapot had been. That must have been... interesting.
Daylla was wondering about that, too. We never did find out about it; perhaps that's another storyline in the future.

What has me wondering is that Ruri has some memories from before the change, when she was just a teapot. Does that mean that inanimate objects in the Wapsi World are able to perceive their surroundings and contemplate their existences?
eee wrote:I'm around 100 year old plus antiques a lot that have been carefully - if not always lovingly - cared for, and none of them have come to life on me.
Maybe they have, but they decided not to tell you about it because they didn't want to worry you. So they just wait until you're not around. Sort of like the Toy Story movies.

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Post by GlytchMeister » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:01 pm

Catawampus wrote:What has me wondering is that Ruri has some memories from before the change, when she was just a teapot. Does that mean that inanimate objects in the Wapsi World are able to perceive their surroundings and contemplate their existences?
It might function similarly to Stone Tape. Inanimate object has events recorded on it, too weak of a signal for anyone to really pick up, then when said inject becomes a being, those stone tape memories could be retained.
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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by eee » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:54 pm

Catawampus wrote:
eee wrote:I'm around 100 year old plus antiques a lot that have been carefully - if not always lovingly - cared for, and none of them have come to life on me.
Maybe they have, but they decided not to tell you about it because they didn't want to worry you. So they just wait until you're not around. Sort of like the Toy Story movies.
That COULD account for a lot of ghost sightings and stories, you know. Tsukumogamis trying to get back in position before they're found out... Or trying to distract so no one notices they're not where they should be...

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Re: Shoulder rest 2018-03-30

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:29 pm

Catawampus wrote:Maybe they have, but they decided not to tell you about it because they didn't want to worry you. So they just wait until you're not around. Sort of like the Toy Story movies.
He had done a good job of covering his tracks, but that was to be expected. After all, one does not conspire to ruin a House and murder a queen and then just stand there waving and waiting patiently for retribution.

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Post by Sgt. Howard » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:50 pm

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Dave wrote: Especially if you couldn't prove that you owned the teapot in question (better hope your great-great-great-grandmother kept the receipt!). You might find yourself being charged with lidnapping.
Unless it was made of flint then it would be lidknapping...

I hesitate to think of the chaos in my shop if everything down there that was over 100 woke up...damn playpen full of squalling brats.

Just read this... thinking in terms of my arsenal... don't go there, too scary...
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Post by GlytchMeister » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:31 pm

One wonders what kind of kid a well-loved antique gun would make...
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Post by GlytchMeister » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:33 pm

And my mom has a 500-year old wardrobe and a 700-year old china display cabinet conglomerate... thing. I’m fairly certain they’ve been well-loved and cared for for 100 consecutive years at some point. I think you’re safe, Sarge.
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