Relevant link is relevant: http://skin-horse.com/comic/certainly-not/
The prediction was for the basement then! Doesn’t count, doesn’t count!
Nah, the basement was a separate prediction. Which was also right! Going into the basements means you failed a test — a bad idea! Alternatively, going into the basement caused him to tell the silverfish to eat the files, which we’ll find out was bad. (Or maybe it’ll come into play later.)
Also, now that Ira is psychic/remembers the future, I’ll need to go through the whole comic looking at Ira’s lines again, won’t I…
… darn it, I really wish I had gotten anywhere that one time I tried to transcribe the whole thing. Searches would be a lot easier…
Notice how at that point, the dragon hadn’t actually been created yet, or at least she wasn’t a dragon. Even so, I wouldn’t say that Ira is psychic, so much that his addled condition leaves him vulnerable to Cassandra’s Foreshadowing.
Ira can’can’t remember the past so he remembers the future. But how will the dragon be sent back in time?
No, if he had Merlin Syndrome he’d still remember Tip was (probably) a guy.
Merlin Syndrome AND short term memory loss on the other hand…
MAYbe not? Possibly? In the URL-text story, Tip is explicitly narrated as having some sort of gender-dysphoria issues, so there’s a CHANCE that that resolves with fully-“woman” and transitioning.
… probably not, though. Your theory makes more sense.
Tip has gender dysphoria? Wow… I really need to pay attention to the story hidden in the URL.
“Actually, you can call me –” Tip shut up. He’d only started being Tippi
recently, and mostly in his head, and it occurred to him that this might not
be the best opportunity to break out the new name. It’d be a heck of a thing
to get kicked out for saying the wrong thing just before the final test.
Besides, he wasn’t sure about the name. He wasn’t sure about being a woman.
He wasn’t sure about being a man, either, which was the whole problem. There
was only one thing he could be sure about, which was that he looked
fantastic. He clung to that sole certainty like a man, or possibly a woman,
clutching a rock in a storm.
(I suppose it’s a bit of an interpretation to say for certain that that is gender dysphoria, but it’s definitely some anxiety about gender.)
This is before the events of the comic. It’s possible he has become more certain about gender since then. (He’s definitely discovered things about his sexuality.)
It’s probably a lot easier to pretend to have *no* memory, with occasional lucid spans, than it is to hide a backwards memory (and pretend you don’t know everyone’s secrets, or work out what’s *still* secret, for example) or cope with people trying to exploit it.
Dangit Tigerlily, remember the words of Huey Lewis! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB5YkmjalDg
I’m only blind in front of my nose because I’m not wearing my glasses. I guess they don’t scale up to dragon-size. Oh, the ignominy!
Ouch! That hadta hurt.
♪♫ I ain’t got rhythm, I ain’t got music ♫♪
And at the moment, he ain’t got his gal, either.
“I ain’t got no rhythm…no rhythm cares for me…”
Who could ask for anything more?
He was lucky the new-look Manifesta was mild-mannered…
He’s lucky the new-look Manifesta is mild-mannered…
Where’s the Dane?
Where did Chris get that grey coat, by the way?
He got it when he left the hot tub, so it may have been something that had been left with his clothes.
I feel bad for the dragon.
Yeah, she doesn’t seem to have attacked, really. But who knows what’s happening off screen.
Hmm. So, contrary to what I’d expect, smacking a dragon on the nose with a stick has effects beyond just pissing it off?
Well, yes, if it’s Manifesta manifested as a dragon…there is no evidence to support that this same trick would work with other dragons, but if someone ELSE wants to experiment, we can track the data. I’ll just stand WAAAY over here…
Thankfully, people skipped over the “Nobody Nose the Trouble I’ve Seen” filk possibilities…
The real power of a mediocre white man in the patriarchy: confidently walking into a situation you shouldn’t with the knowledge that it will just work out for you somehow.
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