Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2015-4-1}

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {UPDATED 2014-9-5!}

Post by griffon8 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:08 pm

Leaty wrote:Edge of Spider-Verse #2
Interesting. Elseworlds for the Spider-Man/Marvel universe instead of DC.

I was never a big collector of DC comics, but I often picked up any Elseworlds comics I came across.
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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {UPDATED 2014-9-5!}

Post by Bad Apple » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:45 am

Leaty wrote:Slaughterhouse-Five
Oh right, Vonnegut. Derp. Now I feel kind of silly not figuring that one out by description earlier during my first readthrough. Image
So it goes.
Leaty wrote:What epiphany?
That the Nurse is absolutely right despite the sternness of his lecture(s). At least, I hope Iwanako takes heed before something even worse happens.
Mirage_GSM wrote:JG sounds like it would be pretty hard for me to suspend my disbelief while reading it...
Dystopian literature (before this recent faddish chic dystopian lite thing took hold after we were done with the undead) is about taking current social, economical and political trends and taking them to their logical extreme, usually as a cautionary tale. That being said, I have little trouble having to suspend my disbelief for allegories based on reality any more than other genres, especially, say, fantasy.
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— Robert A Heinlein, Time Enough For Love
Ah! One of my favorite Heinlein quotes. Hats off to you.
Incidentally Heinlein was also given to spouts of "crypto-misogyny" most often in the form of proto-mansplaining. Fun trivia!

As for the bird symbolism and other stuff, I mostly mentioned it because it hadn't been brought up yet. To be honest, I haven't gone about figuring it out yet (avian symbolism is alien to me), but I'm hazarding that it's foreshadowing.
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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-9-5}

Post by Solistor » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:43 am

Very good to see this continuing. I'd add more but I'm currently in an insomniac daze and anything I had to say would most likely come out as a quasi-profound miscarriage of an ice cream koan.

So I'm just gonna leave a "Yesss mttb is back baby" and roll over to black out.

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-9-5}

Post by Leaty » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:37 am

Hi, everyone. If my absence seems curious, it's because I underwent another surgical operation last week. (Somewhat amusingly, I'm temporarily disabled for two months. I swear I'm not kidding.)

Anyway, the worst is over, so I have pretty lofty ambitions for the rest of the year as it pertains to this fic.

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-9-5}

Post by brythain » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:29 am

Leaty wrote:Hi, everyone. If my absence seems curious, it's because I underwent another surgical operation last week. (Somewhat amusingly, I'm temporarily disabled for two months. I swear I'm not kidding.)

Anyway, the worst is over, so I have pretty lofty ambitions for the rest of the year as it pertains to this fic.
I'm glad you're on your way to a better state of health, and you sound very positive! I wish you all good things now and in advance. Also, I await the working-out of your ambitions with great interest. :)
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Post by Reese8 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:18 pm

Ah, good to hear; thank you.

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Post by dewelar » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:07 pm

Leaty wrote:(Somewhat amusingly, I'm temporarily disabled for two months.
I have pretty lofty ambitions for the rest of the year as it pertains to this fic.
Why do I get the feeling these two are somehow connected... :wink:

Anyway, best wishes to you, and looking forward to your continued efforts as always :).
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Post by Solistor » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:28 am

Keep on fighting the good fight, man. In my opinion, a good story's worth waiting an eternity for.

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Post by Blank Mage » Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:54 pm

Updates are updates, regardless of content. Thanks for keeping us informed, best of luck.
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Post by Costar58 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:30 pm

Embarassingly I only stumbled onto this today, by sheer accident.
I'm really happy that I did because it's truly a great piece of work, keep on writing :D
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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-9-5}

Post by HoneyBakedHam » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Hey there, Leaty. Just wanted to know that I'm a big fan of your fanfic here and can't wait for more. Hope things are going well for you this holiday season.

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Post by ilikepie » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:01 pm

I made an account just to tell you that I love this story and really hope it isn't dead. :oops:
Either way hope you are well. :mrgreen:

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-9-5}

Post by Leaty » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:40 am

I'm like six thousand words into a thing. Unfortunately, crippling depression, untreated ADHD, etc etc.

Thanks for the love!

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Post by Reese8 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:58 am

Oh dear; I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. I hope life gets better for you soon.

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Re: Iwanako: Mean Time to Breakdown {updated 2014-9-5}

Post by HoneyBakedHam » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:51 am

Let's help Leaty! We could be like his partners, just minus any kisses to seal the deal.

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