Author Topic: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan  (Read 7687 times)

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2011, 01:56:08 AM »
In the end, does it really matter?
YOU TRIED SO HARD
AND GOT SO FAR

Anyways:

Has Touhou changed you somehow?
What is your favorite nut?
Do you like spicy foods?
Where's the beef?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2011, 02:16:24 AM »
Spoiler:
Not until you die tragically and give me a reason to undergo a GLORIOUS REBIRTH

...  I think I'll stick with the Master Antartica persona.

Anyway, does it make your Scottish blood burn when I tell you you're writing like a Brit?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2011, 02:52:43 AM »
Better start typing, this could take a while. :P

Goddammit Theorin :getdown:


How much does music influence your writing? Your daily life?

Are there any songs that can easily and without fail completely and totally change your mood around, regardless of what's been going on earlier in the day?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2011, 02:53:29 AM »
If I answered "Yes, so I could keep giving your own strawberries back to you and not have to scrounge up more to pay my blackmail reputation protection fees", would you reward me for ingenuity?
Yes, for a given definition of "reward". >:D

You have a cat? What does she look like?

What is the last good book you've read?

Do you put much effort into studying your writing craft? (By this I mean do you read guides to writing well, etc.)

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2011, 03:35:47 AM »
Would you run forever if you could?
[20:45:19] Ciryano: come and behold why they call it the Panzerfaust
[20:45:39] Hakurei Reimu: ... because it shoots once and then you throw it out?
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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2011, 06:55:38 AM »
What would you do if you could fly?

What would you do if you could fly to distant planets?

What do you think the world will be like a hundred years from now?

"I don't have anything against you, but I hope you're ready to die a dog's death!
Oh, don't worry, that cat will carry off your body, so you'll be able to live in our place!"

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2011, 07:55:18 AM »
What do you think about the feasibility of torpedo mounted dolphins?
How bad is your eyesight?
Do you have a car?
How do you feel about different styles of fighting games? The faster the better? The more realistic the better? More sparklie attacks and quarter-circles than you can throw a callus at?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2011, 09:08:29 AM »
So, which Harry Potter character would Sango hook up with? What about Touhou?
!? OK, this question I was outright not expecting. You caught me off guard here, Mus, and I don't really have an answer. As a stand-in for a real answer, Cedric Diggory
Touhou? Hm. In the Sango stories I've written she's ended up particularly close to the Chireiden group
Spoiler:
and may or may not have given Orin mouth-to-mouth at one point
. Koishi is probably her most frequent visitor, though, and the dolphin's pretty interested in her carefree antics. She's probably the best friend Sango has at this point (unless the random fish of the lake count).
: W-Wait, what are you doing pairing me up with Koishi-chan?! Don't I get a say in this!?

How does it feel to come from the inferior side of the country, Weegie?
It feels like a lousy Edinburger's jealous. >:<

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What's your favourite type of swimsuit other than the school swimsuit thing?
Frilly one-pieces. >_>

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How would you feel if any of your work actually got published?  And no cop-outs like "but it's not good enough to get published" or anything! (That's thoroughly untrue, for one thing. >.>)
I suppose it'd depend on how successful the book actually was. If it had a decent readership, got good reviews and such, I'd feel goddamn fantastic. Otherwise I'd find myself wondering what the point was in all that work if in the end it wasn't even liked.

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Jings, Rou-laddie... I hear yer no speakin' wi' the accent!  Am I gonnae have tae go over tae that shithole called Glasgae an' chib ye or summit? >.<
Uh...nae? Please nae.

In the end, does it really matter?
Nothing really matters, anyone can see...

Has Touhou changed you somehow?
Hm. The games, not so much. I enjoy them, but they're not ground-breaking. The community, on the other hand, is probably the first group I really felt like I fit into, and after my shitty time at school that meant a lot to me.

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What is your favorite nut?
Donut.

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Do you like spicy foods?
Nope, got a cat tongue. I can't even drink hot chocolate. XP

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Where's the beef?
In the fridge along with the bread. NOW PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER HONEY AND MAKE ME A SANDWICH

Anyway, does it make your Scottish blood burn when I tell you you're writing like a Brit?
Not really. In terms of how Scottish people are expected to talk (see Theorin above) I get sort of frustrated about my country. We all sound so damn illiterate according to the internet. :<

How much does music influence your writing? Your daily life?
Searching for songs to play while I write is the most likely thing to distract me from actually writing. D:

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Are there any songs that can easily and without fail completely and totally change your mood around, regardless of what's been going on earlier in the day?
If there are, I haven't found them yet.

You have a cat? What does she look like?
Black, with a white patch on her belly. We called her Minstrel, but given she was scratching at my leg from day 1 we've never really seen eye-to-eye.

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What is the last good book you've read?
Probably back to the Agatha Christie books again here. Of the half-a-dozen or so books I've read from her, the best is without a doubt The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. It was the book that basically turned detective fiction on its head and incited rage in the readers because of the ending - but I saw it coming, and personally thought the twist was outright amazing. Saying any more would ruin it, so all I can say is go read it.

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Do you put much effort into studying your writing craft? (By this I mean do you read guides to writing well, etc.)
Admittedly I could do more in this department. I am not sure exactly what I'm doing WRONG, per se. I've looked online a few times, but all I've found are guides to improve your vocabulary and imagination.

Would you run forever if you could?
Depends. What am I running from?

What would you do if you could fly?
Ooh, I like this question. The concept of flying's always been enticing to me secretly. Airplanes scare me, but having my own wings would be freaking amazing.

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What would you do if you could fly to distant planets?
Not much, frankly. There's no life within light years of us, so other than rock and a distinct lack of atmosphere there's not much to see. ;_;

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What do you think the world will be like a hundred years from now?
Perhaps not the best question to ask me, because I'm the sort who's not sure the world'll still be around in a hundred years. :|

What do you think about the feasibility of torpedo mounted dolphins?
: Whaaa?! B-But that'd blow up the dolphin too! No, not, never, nein, NO WAY, ixnay on the orpedotay!

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How bad is your eyesight?
My eyesight's fine, actually. Never needed glasses.

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Do you have a car?
Nope, and I'd never trust myself with a one-ton killing machine either. :<

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How do you feel about different styles of fighting games? The faster the better? The more realistic the better? More sparklie attacks and quarter-circles than you can throw a callus at?
First thing I need - balance. If one character's blatantly overpowered or has an infinite that trivialises the game, count me out.
Second - strategy, spacing. I play characters with good pokes more than anything, maybe rushdown characters when I feel like a change. If the only decent strategy is mashmashmash, I'm turned off.
I'm actually not a fanatic for visuals. I still play a little bit of 3rd Strike, and that game's well over 10 years old now. :V

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Alright, Mock The Week answers.

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What colour does a Smurf turn when we choke it?
Purple. I have tested this scientifically.

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Translate the following words into German - "Two World Wars and one World Cup, doo-dah, doo-dah."
Bitte t?te mich.

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How many Pepperami Big Boys could you feed to Victoria Beckham through a tube before she became visible to the human eye?
As many as you like, assuming she throws them up at the same rate you feed them to her.

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What is the name of the force that pulls things towards the centre of the Earth?
a) Gravity
b) Magic
Hah! Nice try, exam! Final Fantasy has taught me that Gravity IS magic! b)!

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Katie Price is apparently worth 8 and a half million pounds, and has a thriving TV career. Explain.
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....in 1996 she was offered a job at Page Three, a topless female glamour model pictorial in British tabloid newspaper The Sun...
Question answered.

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If George Michael leaves at 8 o'clock for a 5-mile drive, when does he crash?
8:01. Put the damn thing in reverse and hit the back wall of the garage.

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There are six lines of equal length. How long will Kerry Katona be in the bathroom?
Long enough for us to forget her, hopefully. What does she actually do again? Advertise supermarkets?

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If a train is going at 70 miles an hour, how surprised would you be?
I like trains.

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What is Amnesia?
A dark descent.

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If Sally buys 3 oranges and 2 apples, how far south of Scotland is she?
So far south that she goes all the way around and hits the north pole.

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Discuss the idea that Willy Wonka was a paedophile.
This I'm not sure about. Looking at the scene where Violet turns into a giant blueberry, he's probably into expansion.

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Draw a diagram of the male genitalia. Please use the tracing paper provided.
Strange...why is there so much blank space on the sheet...?

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What are most Canadians reknowned for saying? Eh?
According to South Park, the answer is actually 'fuck'. :V

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English. Is standards declining?
If I can qualify as a decent writer? Hell yes.

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Hitler, Pol Pot, Genghis Khan. Shag, marry or kill?
Eh, I can still pass if I skip this question. Probably.

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There's a party where Jane invites 20 guests, and her partner Helen invites 40 guests. How angry is God?
"All I wanted to do was provide basic civil rights and legal recognition to Brian and Greg, two people who love each other and have been together for 15 years. But I was wrong. Oh, so wrong!"

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Do I pass?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2011, 12:27:02 PM »
You mentioned that you've been cooking for yourself recently. What kinds of meals and recipes have you been working with?

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2011, 01:11:00 PM »
You mentioned that you've been cooking for yourself recently. What kinds of meals and recipes have you been working with?
We're talking the 'I barely know how to make mashed potatoes and work a grill' level of cookery. It doesn't help that I've been a crazy finicky eater since I was a kid, the sort who gagged food he didn't like. >_>

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2011, 03:37:44 PM »
Final Fantasy has taught me that Gravity IS magic! b)!
MLPFiM has taught me that friendship is magic. If gravity = magic, and friendship = magic, does friendship = gravity?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2011, 04:19:14 PM »
MLPFiM has taught me that friendship is magic. If gravity = magic, and friendship = magic, does friendship = gravity?

Likewise, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World states that courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality. Does this mean that courage = gravity?

Moerin

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2011, 04:30:01 PM »
Do I pass?
Oh wow, you actually answered them all... Here, have a Sango Snack~

MLPFiM has taught me that friendship is magic. If gravity = magic, and friendship = magic, does friendship = gravity?
Likewise, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World states that courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality. Does this mean that courage = gravity?
So... Does this mean that friendship and courage are sufficiently advanced technology?
The solution to all of life's problems!

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2011, 05:03:27 PM »
How's dem swimming lessons?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2011, 05:04:33 PM »
Oh wow, you actually answered them all... Here, have a Sango Snack~
: Yaaaaaay~

MLPFiM has taught me that friendship is magic. If gravity = magic, and friendship = magic, does friendship = gravity?
Likewise, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World states that courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality. Does this mean that courage = gravity?
So, Friendship = Courage = Gravity? This explains several things:
- Why having friends makes you stronger
- Why you find yourself drawn to certain people - it's not instinct, it's genuine force
- Courage is not bravery so much as an attraction to danger.

Now, if this is too much for you, feel free to sit down. I understand that this is...

*glasses*

heavy stuff.

: YEEEEEEEEEEEEAH

How's dem swimming lessons?
Like a brick. :|

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2011, 05:20:27 PM »
Sango looks badass with the glasses, keep it on. Unless she's crying. Her cute overpowers the badass.

Can I see a full picture of Sango?


Thanks to GreenVirus for the Siggy.
My TF2 Backpack of DOOM

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2011, 07:06:20 PM »
What is/are the character/s you'd most like to write about, but simply haven't gotten around to it yet?

Why am I your favourite?

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2011, 07:51:45 PM »
Sango looks badass with the glasses, keep it on. Unless she's crying. Her cute overpowers the badass.
but but i threw these together in MS paint in 5 minutes
surely i can DO BETTER THAN THIS-
: YOURS IS THE PHWEE THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!

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Can I see a full picture of Sango?
This is more or less the only coloured picture of Sango that exists right now. Nwbi drew this at the end of TEiPW, and it was pretty damn awesome. (Her eyes are meant to be blue, though, but that's a really minor point.)
He also did this awesome concept sheet around the time I started with PLotSS. The chibi face in the corner is where most of Sango's current emoticons came from. (Thanks again to Sakana for putting these together for me~)

What is/are the character/s you'd most like to write about, but simply haven't gotten around to it yet?
Couple that come to mind here. Marisa I think has a lot of material to work with in terms of being the hardest working character in canon and still being just inferior to the no-effort-all-talent Reimu. Reisen is sort of an understated character - I don't think she even played a sizable part in SSiB, which was specifically about the Lunarians.

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Why am I your favourite?
Ever since you robbed me of my work at night to store in the library, I knew you were the one.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2011, 07:57:42 PM »
What's the best way to get to Scotland: Catapult, rocket, or an enormous slingshot?

Why are competition swimsuits so much better than frilly one-pieces?

What kind of music do you listen to when you write?

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2011, 08:04:04 PM »
What's the best way to get to Scotland: Catapult, rocket, or an enormous slingshot?
Swim across the oceans with help from friendly wildlife, duh.

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Why are competition swimsuits so much better than frilly one-pieces?
Because if I say they aren't you'll hurt me? D:

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What kind of music do you listen to when you write?
It depends on what I'm writing at the time. I try to listen to something that's particular fitting for the given situation. For example, during the climax of the casino scene in DRK, I was listening to this pretty much nonstop.

Mimachiro

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2011, 09:30:33 PM »
Can I take Sango out on a date? I promise to be a proper gentleman (because I'll be turned into shark bait if I don't, right?)

What's the craziest thing you've ever done?

What's the craziest thing you've ever read?

"I don't have anything against you, but I hope you're ready to die a dog's death!
Oh, don't worry, that cat will carry off your body, so you'll be able to live in our place!"

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2011, 10:09:49 PM »
Random question: What do you think of Suwako Moriya?

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2011, 10:33:48 PM »
Can I take Sango out on a date? I promise to be a proper gentleman (because I'll be turned into shark bait if I don't, right?)
: Depends. Where exactly would you take me? And don't try to be smart and say the aquarium. Everyone says that.

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What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Once as a kid I was on a holiday at an uncle's, and he had some land on which he rode quad bikes. On one of these days he let me and my sisters ride on them, but he insisted 'don't try to turn at full speed'.
I proceeded to try to turn at full speed, flipping the quadbike and crashing quite majestically. The best part was that I walked away from this crash completely unhurt, a fact I'm probably still paying karma back for to this day.

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What's the craziest thing you've ever read?
EARTH HAS 4 CORNER

SIMULTANEOUS 4-DAY

TIME CUBE

IN ONLY 24 HOUR ROTATION.

4 CORNER DAYS,  CUBES 4 QUAD EARTH- No 1 Day God.


Random question: What do you think of Suwako Moriya?
Not sure who this is aimed at. If you mean me personally, I think she's a bit of a trickster, but even if she wields curse gods she hasn't done anything inherently evil. She's a good-spirited god, if perhaps too willing to give Sanae orders rather than let her think for herself.
As for Sango...
: Oh, I think she visited the lake once! Bouncing around like a little kid. Her hat was sorta scary...I swear the thing was looking at me by itself.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2011, 11:25:36 PM »
To Sango: Why do you keep logging into IRC when Rou isn't watching and saying nothing?

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2011, 11:35:19 PM »
What's your opinion on the military use of dolphins by the Allied navy in order to combat the threat of COMMUNISM?

FinnKaenbyou

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #56 on: April 21, 2011, 11:37:51 PM »
To Sango: Why do you keep logging into IRC when Rou isn't watching and saying nothing?
: Huh? I've got no clue what you're talking about! I never do that! Not at all!

: (Rou-kuuuuuuuun...I think they're catching on to Seanet...)
(Don't say a word. Stick with the plan.)
: (Phwee...)

What's your opinion on the military use of dolphins by the Allied navy in order to combat the threat of COMMUNISM?
: An excellent tactical decision! No red menace can hope to stand against our united might! TOGETHER, THE DOLPHIN ARMY IS INVINCIBLE!

: Just no torpedoes. Please.

Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2011, 11:41:13 PM »
What would you say is the best gift one person can give to another?
Why don't you play KoL anymore? D:

For Sango:
What's the worst case of pollution you've seen?
What is your opinion of Sakana?
Do you like hugs?

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2011, 11:52:44 PM »
Sorry if this has already been answered at any point in time before, but why did you decide to create Jozu?

Apparently, Thomas the Tank Engine isn't one to take crap from anyone.

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Re: Ask a Staffer Ep. 10 - Ignore the dolphin in the corner - Roukan
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2011, 12:20:19 AM »
Who can watch this video for longer, you or Sango?