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We slow things down for a moment to catch up with Fara and her date, Colin. It’s worth noting that when I was scripting this, I had about four or five different possible occupations for Colin. The one I went along with is probably the most unusual one, but hey, it works.

There are LOTS of references here. The “pretty major projects” he mentions are all spoofs on real titles. I had a bunch more, but these were the ones I liked the sound of best. Furthermore, Colin’s job itself is a little more subtle of a reference. CFX Video is a shout out to an older anime distributor from the late 90s to early 2000 called ADV Films (the name comes from moving every letter forward twice). I will be amazed if anyone caught that one before I mentioned it though.

But thumbs up and a pat on the back if you did catch it on your own.

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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:icondreamingxashley:
DreamingxAshley Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see what you did there. :E
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AcceptableReject Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
xD the references are chocking me sistah. Deathnote. Dragonball Z, and Fullmetal Alchemist ALL in one sentece?! *not spoken by him* <D
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FaebornStarseed Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh
so
funny!
can't
stop
laughing
*dies*

...but seriously nice parody titles! lol
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:iconkinuna:
Kinuna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sad that I knew what all those anime coverups were...
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sam7elric Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Death note, Dragon ball Z, and Fullmetal Alchemist! SO YES!
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:iconfallenangel2002:
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Fullmetal all the way Baby ya! I LOVE THAT SHOW :D
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:iconsam7elric:
sam7elric Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES! I love that show too!!!
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tommycurl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
death notes a manga
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Writer
It's an anime too.
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:icontommycurl:
tommycurl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
well ive never seen it
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:iconlebt:
lebt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   General Artist
A massively popular anime at that...
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:icontommycurl:
tommycurl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
well sorry i only heard of it when smosh made a paridy of it
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:icontommycurl:
tommycurl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
i get dragon ball z and fullmetal alcamist but kill book is one im not quite shure about
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I...want to see a physicist fighting people with sciency-magic.
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Freddy-kun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BAHAHAHAHA I almost died when I caught the names of those manga. *headdesk*
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Ryu890 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
XD Wooow. The names have me laughing my rear end off. Nice. :)

I also like the idea of calling "Dragon Cube A" a "Huge Project"

They're putting millions into having a bunch of people shout at eachother for half an episode!
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2ndAvatar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Guessing "Hardsteel Physicist"= Fullmetal Alchemist and "Kill Book"= Death Note, but I don't know about "Dragon Cube A." :D Punny!
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tommycurl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
dragon ball z
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:icongodzillarulz:
GodzillaRulz Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
a pun of "Dragonball Z"
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2ndAvatar Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, clever~ :D I love it!
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GodzillaRulz Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
gotta love classic gags like that
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2ndAvatar Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes! :D
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Finals are over! I can return to my excessive commentary! Huzzah!

Seriously, though, this page shifts the focus back to the date between Colin and Fara, shedding light on Colin's profession. Not only do we get to read some very clever mock anime titles, but the discussion actually gets turned towards Rain. ("Kill Book" is one of my favorites! Although I'm disappointed you didn't include "Happy Square"... heh heh!) That he would be working on making Rain's favorite manga into an anime is yet another highly improbable circumstance... don't worry, I'll get the suspension-of-disbelief department working on this immediately!

Still, if this page tells us anything, it's that Colin is good, and that we're going to see more of him. I mean, he could've been a journalist, a teacher, a doctor, an engineer, an ANYTHING, and easily turned out to be evil or just a one-chapter character. But an anime translator? With a connection to Rain's favorite manga? This is clearly going somewhere.

And we get another touch of Fara's snark, so that's always nice. This page provides a great break from the party that opens up a whole new realm through our newest character, Colin.
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Writer
It's been a long day at work, and I can't tell if I'm thinking too hard or not hard enough: what is "Happy Square" supposed to be?

I just know I'll feel dumb for not getting it when you tell me...
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Heh... it probably could have been better, admittedly...

It was the closest I could get to "Lucky Star", because "lucky" and "happy" are both adjectives, while "star" and "square" are both shapes... admittedly, it's kind of weak, so don't feel bad for missing it (honestly, I feel a little bad for making it, heh heh).

By the way, it's good to hear that you've found gainful employment! I hadn't heard anything since that last one fell through, so congratulations on finding something new! (Can't have you ending up on the streets... THAT would just be awkward).
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Writer
You know, Lucky Star had crossed my mind too, but I thought "that can't be it". So I was thinking too hard, I guess. ^^;

See, I might've gone with "Fortunate Pentagram" myself. That said, while it may be a little easier to guess, it doesn't quite roll off the tongue like that. Also, it sounds like a COMPLETELY different show now...

My latest employment is still temp work (this assignment ends a couple days before Christmas). I'm doing janitorial work at what seems like the world's dirtiest college. It's not the dream job by any stretch of the imagination, but it's really not that horrible either. Besides, they're paying me; that's better than the alternative.
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14bj337 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
World's dirtiest college... you mean you're here at MSU? Hah hah, I'm just kidding, it's a pretty nice place.

I'm sorry to hear that it's all just temp employment. But that's one of the things I really like about your comments: you always see the best in the situation! I think that's a good method to live by (I try to do the same, with varying success). Still, to think that a writer and artist of your caliber (and with your personality!) can't find a comfortable, long-term job... the world is an unfair place, I'll say that much. The new year approaches fast, though; who knows what it will hold?

And "Fortunate Pentagram" really would have worked better (that's why you're the one making up the names, hah hah!). I was just trying to keep the number of syllables consistent, is all. Thanks for the reply!
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Brixmon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Hardsteel physicist?
HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...
]:| (thinking emote)
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wolf-blazer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Interface Designer
all that mangas(animes)are real or its anothers of your histores?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Writer
Most of them are based off of real titles. In these cases, I simply use mock titles to avoid any kind of copyright issues later. For instance:
Kill Book = Death Note
Dragon Cube A = Dragon Ball Z
Hardsteel Physicist = Fullmetal Alchemist

However, "Black Wings, Kaminari" is completely original. There's nothing like it in real life. It's something I made up exclusively for this story.
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seeker-of-revelation Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, A. D. Vision! A callback to those pre-Sailor Moon halcyon days when the only anime you could find was Devil Hunter Yohko, Bubblegum Crisis, or Project A-Ko, and an hour long VHS tape cost $40.

Getting a little misty, here.

/sniff
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demonrei9991 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
i love this to death and can't wait for more! :D

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Heliomance Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Just a note: it's spelt niece.
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Avistew Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Awesome! I'm a translator, so I like this guy even more now :P Does he work on translating for dubs or subtitles? They both have their challenges (matching the mouth movements for dubs, fitting it all in the screen for subs).
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Writer
I admit I don't know a lot about translator work, so depending on how much detail I plan on going into, I may end up asking you things (for accuracy's sake). I have a small bit of experience in voiceover work, but translating, I know next to nothing about.

I did kind of figure he might be the type to focus on the dubs though.
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
..-giggle.- Oh, geez. How do you gather all the 'Dragon Cubes' together? just like their counterparts? :XD:;

And what happens if the happen to be innert? <<; :XD:

Ohhh my, the delicious puns. I love your sense of humor! :D
:heart:!
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Violet-Illusions Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Ooh, maybe you have to solve math quizzes to determine things about them and then arrange them in some order? cx
"ACTIVATE: Dragon Cube Puzzle #1!" XP

Or nott... xD

x33 They are, aren't they? ^-^ Neat pun and references! <3
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Cx;;

And how many cubes are there? :XD:;;
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:iconviolet-illusions:
Violet-Illusions Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
xD;

9,002 dormant cubes? :P
*bonks selff*
Idk~
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Writer
I'll take a potato...and smash it!
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:iconchihuahua0:
chihuahua0 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Writer
Wild guess: Colin is a homophobe. This will lead to an unfortunate chain of events.
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Zomgkitty42 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
if Rain meets this guy she will tackle him lol
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't get the CFX thing but the alternate anime names were pretty good. I might have gotten CFX if the alternate names of the anime were ones ADV had done...like Full Metal Panic! (Half Plastic Excitement?)
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Exactly the same. I didn't get it either.
Or, 'Half Plastic Excitement: Mouse Adventures?!' :XD:
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yes!
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BoiChick Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
-gigglesnort-

I love the replacement names.
Hurry, Fara. Rain might steal this guy from you. X'DD
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ritsu-x-mio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
:XD: xDD; Ikr?
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MicronConvoy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Fuck. I can never watch death note again. "Oh No! Beware of the Kill Book! Writer Killing Guy has it!
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:iconjocelynsamara:
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Writer
Ha ha ha! That Writer Killing Guy is always up to no good. Good thing "Candy-Loving, Bad Posture Detective" is on the case!
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Nelekra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Lol I loved the anime lists xD and Fara's look on the last part lol.
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