Woefully OT (was Re: DVD regions)

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Sep 25 12:15:41 EDT 2003


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Melissa Proffitt [mailto:Melissa at Proffitt.com]
> Sent: 25 September 2003 15:45
> To: dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: Re: Woefully OT (was Re: DVD regions)
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> On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:20:15 +0100, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
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> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Melissa Proffitt [mailto:Melissa at Proffitt.com]
> >> Sent: 24 September 2003 22:49
> >> To: dwj at suberic.net
> >> Subject: Re: Woefully OT (was Re: DVD regions)
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> >> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 11:06:56 +0100, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
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> >> >(I have a small puzzle about a minor thing, if anyone more 
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> >> >anime than me has seen it and might be able to explain 
> >> something. It didn't
> >> >spoil my enjoyment, it's just something that I thought of since)
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> >> >Why did No-Face want to give her things? Was it just for 
> >> letting it in, or
> >> >was it attracted to her for some other reason- given that it 
> >> seemed to be
> >> >paying her attention on the bridge before she let it in?
> >> 
> >> It appears that this is how the Noh-Face monster (Noh being 
> >> the type of mask
> >> it wore, associated with the theater form of the same name) 
> >> got victims.
> >> She wasn't the only one it offered stuff to, beginning 
> with the little
> >> froggy guy it devoured first.  I think it was bait.  And she 
> >> was the only
> >> person it met who had absolutely no interest in anything it 
> >> had to give.
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> >But she did take a bath-token from it- although not the 
> handful it then
> >offered her. I guess that belonged to the bath-house, 
> though, so perhaps it
> >didn't count as legal bait.
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> She didn't take the bath token from it, she merely accepted 
> them after it
> dropped them all over the ground.  It left them; she made use of them.
> Before that, she kept saying "I don't need these" even after 
> it offered them
> several times.  Given how the other victims seemed to be 
> trapped by greed, I
> think it's that motivation that the creature is actually 
> preying on.  It
> didn't just dump piles of gold nuggets on the floor and then 
> wait to leap on
> the first person who bends over to take some.
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> (This is mostly Jacob's analysis, by the way.  In the 
> interests of full
> disclosure.  I thought it made sense.)

Yes, it does. I just thought that when she was asking the frog-foreman for a
token, it took one from his basket and gave it to her while he was
distracted, before it offered her the whole handful of tokens. Possibly my
recollection is wrong.
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