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A question about Tai
« on: 09 Sep 2014, 08:22 »

I was just re-reading through the old comics today and I was curious about something.  Did we ever find out what Tai was referring to in 802?  Does she have a secret porn life or something?
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #1 on: 09 Sep 2014, 08:28 »

It was way more embarrassing than porn: it was FlashLARP PotterSpace.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #2 on: 09 Sep 2014, 08:29 »

If I remember correctly, she referred to the Harry Potter Flash LARP she was participating in. Apart from that she also writes erotic fanfic (of which Marigold is a fan if you remember).
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #3 on: 09 Sep 2014, 08:38 »

Ahhh, thanks.  I just got to that comic.  I had completely forgotten about it.  Thanks guys!
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #4 on: 09 Sep 2014, 11:01 »

 I guess moreso now than then, but she does kind of look like a more adorable Harry.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #5 on: 02 Oct 2014, 23:44 »

I've always wondered what happened to the anchor tattoo?
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #6 on: 03 Oct 2014, 03:55 »

I really wonder if, on a certain level, Tai isn't as wild as she likes to make out. She puts up this front of being this uber-sexual and incredibly self-confident woman but, sometimes, her reactions to Dora's emotional needs suggest that she's never really been emotionally intimate with anyone before. If anything, she's just as vulnerable as most of the other QC primary character girls.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #7 on: 03 Oct 2014, 05:56 »

What? A QC girl with crippling emotional problems? Unpossible!
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #8 on: 03 Oct 2014, 06:11 »

s/QC girl/character/g
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #9 on: 03 Oct 2014, 06:57 »

s/QC girl/character/g

Okay, I'm officially old, I don't get the reference.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #10 on: 03 Oct 2014, 07:05 »

I think the point is simply that such problems are common to fictional characters on a wider scale than just QC girls.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #11 on: 03 Oct 2014, 07:57 »

s/QC girl/character/g

Okay, I'm officially old, I don't get the reference.

It's not age, but you do loose Geek points for not getting it.  It's the Perl syntax for globally search for "QC girl" and replace with "character".

At least, I think it's Perl. My Perl skills aren't much beyond Hello World.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #12 on: 03 Oct 2014, 07:58 »

Regular expression. Which Perl supports.

(Now this thread has two problems.)
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #13 on: 03 Oct 2014, 08:09 »

I really wonder if, on a certain level, Tai isn't as wild as she likes to make out. She puts up this front of being this uber-sexual and incredibly self-confident woman but, sometimes, her reactions to Dora's emotional needs suggest that she's never really been emotionally intimate with anyone before. If anything, she's just as vulnerable as most of the other QC primary character girls.

To be fair, this is pretty much me. When it comes to sexual encounters, I am boldly confident. As long as it is just fun and casual, nothing really phases me and I will go into the situation without any hesitation or crises of confidence. However, when it comes to actual relationships, I am a complete mess. When I develop real deep feelings for someone, I am constantly second guessing myself, over-thinking everything, and just generally freaking out. I've identified with Tai pretty much from the beginning. When it was revealed just how UNconfident she is when it comes to actual romantic relationships, it just increased that identification.

I've only had two really serious relationships: the first developed out of a friendship with my childhood best friend; I ended up marrying her. After she died, it was years before I was able to let myself be vulnerable enough to fall for someone again; I am currently with that woman, now. Sex is easy, love is hard. When it's just sex and fun, you aren't really risking anything by giving it a chance, even if you get shot down. You didn't really invest anything, so nothing is lost. When you put your heart into it, you are taking a huge risk. Rejection of your sexual advances is nowhere near as devastating as rejection of your love.

Add in the fact that I never had much in the way of love shown to me growing up, my almost crippling fear of abandonment which manifests in an equally crippling fear of commitment, and you have a recipe for intense anxiety when it comes to serious romantic relationships that just isn't there with casual flings.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #14 on: 03 Oct 2014, 08:39 »

It's the Perl syntax for globally search for "QC girl" and replace with "character".

At least, I think it's Perl.

As I said elsewhere in the forum only yesterday, it is decades older than Perl; I wrote a text editor in the early 1970s using it, and I don't claim to have invented it (because I didn't).

Regular expression. Which Perl supports.

Eh?  The substitute syntax is not the same thing as a regular expression.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #15 on: 03 Oct 2014, 13:11 »

Just started a thread in Relate for geek speak, to at least give you guys a place to shove such posts when they start to derail the thread, as well as make it easier for people to ask/answer questions on the matter.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #16 on: 04 Oct 2014, 15:54 »

It was way more embarrassing than porn: it was FlashLARP PotterSpace.

heh, myspace.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #17 on: 05 Oct 2014, 03:29 »

It's the Perl syntax for globally search for "QC girl" and replace with "character".

At least, I think it's Perl.

As I said elsewhere in the forum only yesterday, it is decades older than Perl; I wrote a text editor in the early 1970s using it, and I don't claim to have invented it (because I didn't).

The s/ substitute command was originally used by the qed text editor in 1965. /S/FOO/BAR/ is shorthand for 'SUBTITUTE /FOO/ FOR /BAR/' . However it didn't have the 'g' for global; that option was implemented by the ed text editor which was based off qed. This lead to ex, then vi and finally vim, which most Linux users would attribute the substitute command to. I'm sure there are a *lot* of other editors and languages that implement it, including Perl.
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Re: A question about Tai
« Reply #18 on: 05 Oct 2014, 14:18 »

I seem to remember an early Tai comic where she professed to be monogamous but that most of the opportunities she currently was finding were for open relationships.

That said, I know plenty of "wild" and free spirited people who were also monogamous. And emotionally inexperienced.
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