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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby thinkslogically » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:52 pm

I don't think so... I'm not super knowledgeable about these guys, but a bit of investigation suggests they just spawn fertilised eggs into the water. It kind of makes sense, since spawning a large number of small eggs is a relatively cheap reproductive method compared to nurturing a small number of large eggs. Since angler fish are probably highly restricted in the amount of food available to them, you could see why the cheaper option would suit them better. I'm just speculating now though, I'd need to go and find a book if you want more detail :)
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby RocketScientist » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:52 pm

That makes sense. Thanks, Thinks. No need to do research to satisfy my curiosity. :)
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby Krulle » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:13 am

hmm, I just re-read the page (while hoping for a new page) and noticed, that in the last panel, Forgath's scar in his hammace hand is glowing. I thought "that is new, what does it mean?".
Then I noticed, that in the first panel the scar is hammace-grey, and not violet at all (which it also is in this page).

Is something hanging in front of Forgath's hand?
Or are we looking down the open crack in an angle we could not look down before, so it's the first time we see the scarred tissue?
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby spiderwrangler » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:17 am

Krulle wrote:hmm, I just re-read the page (while hoping for a new page) and noticed, that in the last panel, Forgath's scar in his hammace hand is glowing. I thought "that is new, what does it mean?".
Then I noticed, that in the first panel the scar is hammace-grey, and not violet at all (which it also is in this page).

Is something hanging in front of Forgath's hand?
Or are we looking down the open crack in an angle we could not look down before, so it's the first time we see the scarred tissue?



I think the grey may just be a coloring/shading error? It has glowed pink in the past.

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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby SpeaksManyLanguages » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:35 pm

Yes, we've seen it multiple times. It's the exact tissue that fuses Forgath's hand to the gauntlet. The patch was probably made by the pink-glowing klik on the far right of the big frame on this page
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby jbrecken » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:41 pm

I really hope the racist axe can rearrange itself into a Nazi coathanger.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby Sessine » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:56 pm

spiderwrangler wrote:
Krulle wrote:hmm, I just re-read the page (while hoping for a new page) and noticed, that in the last panel, Forgath's scar in his hammace hand is glowing. I thought "that is new, what does it mean?".
Then I noticed, that in the first panel the scar is hammace-grey, and not violet at all (which it also is in this page).

Is something hanging in front of Forgath's hand?
Or are we looking down the open crack in an angle we could not look down before, so it's the first time we see the scarred tissue?



I think the grey may just be a coloring/shading error? It has glowed pink in the past.

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http://www.goblinscomic.org/04192015/

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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby miados » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:13 pm

I sorta have thoughts about the gender when people assign things like their car a gender. just whatever feels right is how i see it. *shrug* i would probably decide a kliks gender based on what it is made of/ its color, but thats just me.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby SpeaksManyLanguages » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:43 am

It depends from language a lot. I guess, in english, 90% of inanimate objects are "it". In russian (and ukrainian too) far less are "it" and most are either "he" or "she". With your example, depending which word you use, a car can be a "he" (автомобиль) or a "she" (машина). Both are just synonyms for "car". Even abstract words are gendered. The word "gender" itself is male in russian, and — funny enough — female in ukrainian. Actually, I believe there are more inanimate things that are female in ukrainian than in russian in general.

Either way, genderized words / creatures / objects... There's a lot to talk about, yeah...
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby RocketScientist » Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:17 pm

In English, everything inanimate is "it."
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby BuildsLegos » Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:08 pm

Except of course when a man loves it very very much, then it's a woman.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby RocketScientist » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:04 pm

Or when he hates it and wants to curse it. But just calling an item "she/he" isn't the same as gendered nouns in other languages.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby SpellsBedly » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:32 pm

RocketScientist wrote:In English, everything inanimate is "it."


Ships are generally "she", so are some cars and weapons the (male) owner is proud enough of. A language is only as consistent as the way it's used.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby thinkslogically » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:50 pm

Ime, ships are only called "she" by people who are emotionally attached to them / old fashioned. To most folk, a boat is just an it.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby RocketScientist » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:56 pm

Agreed. Style guides also agree with that. http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2010/12/ships.html

the personification of nonliving nouns (e.g., ships or nations) as “she” has fallen out of common usage. It’s now generally considered quaint or poetic.

The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), as well as the style books of the Associated Press and the New York Times, recommend using “it” or “its” to refer to ships.

In 2002, Lloyd’s List, the 276-year-old London-based shipping newspaper, officially dropped the gender personification and now refers to ships with the pronouns “it” and “its” instead of “she” and “her.”


And again, that's not the same as gendered nouns in other languages. In Spanish, door = puerta. It's feminine. You have to use the feminine article "la" with it, instead of the masculine "el," and you have to use the feminine version of adjectives describing it. There is nothing like that in English.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby SpellsBedly » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:11 am

RocketScientist wrote:And again, that's not the same as gendered nouns in other languages. There is nothing like that in English.


Exactly. So why, in this discussion on the usage of English, is that a problem? I don't care if someone gets mad at me for describing them as "de persoon die..." while they want to be "het persoon dat..." as soon as I switch back to Dutch for my next conversation, that's an issue I'll tackle while speaking Dutch. It doesn't prevent any construction from working in English.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby RocketScientist » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:14 pm

Image It may be my dehydration headache talking, but I couldn't process that comment at all.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby Krulle » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:38 am

Nah, he was referring to Dutch examples of gendered nouns, and the change in feminine/masculine adjectives.
He simply said it's no use discussing that in English, as it does not exist. He will be happy to discuss the problem of genders of things in languages which do have gendered nouns and feminine/masculine adjectives while speaking the language that does have such problems.
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Re: December 10, 2015: Here, have a quest...

Postby SpellsBedly » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:49 pm

Can I pay you to follow me around and do that all day?

No? Ah well, didn't have the money for it anyway...

Also, I may have had the impression I was in the pronoun thread over in controversy. I really should read thread titles, not just the last five or so comments...
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