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A reminder of the rules of Fridge Brilliance:

This is a personal moment for the viewer, but follows the same rules as normal pages, meaning no first person or natter. If you start off with "This Troper", really, you have no excuse. We're going to hit you on the head.

This revelation can come from anywhere, even from this very page.

Also, this page is of a generally positive nature, and a Fridge Brilliance does not have to be Word of God. In fact, it usually isn't, and the viewer might be putting more thought into it than the creator ever did. This is not a place for personal commentary on another's remark or arguing without adding a Fridge Brilliance comment of your own.


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Fridge Brilliance

  • During the Anna Millers incident, Kimiko becomes extremely disillusioned with her fans, realizing that they actually only love her celebrity persona, and not her true self. She proceeds to angst about whether it is possible to truly love someone for who they are, and not for who they appear to be. Around the same time, she gets in a massive fight with Piro, whom she is coming to realize is not the idealized Knight in Shining Armor she had imagined him as; however, they soon make up and cement their status as the comic's Official Couple. And that is the answer to her previous angstings: she was able to find it within herself to love Piro for who he is, despite his flaws, so it is only logical to assume that others are capable of the same. Fred is a genius.
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  • Piro's actions make a lot more sense in a Dating Sim context. Notice how he repeatedly assures himself that Ping is just a robot, Yuki is too young, Miho is evil and that he doesn't like Erika in that way, often when directly asked about it by others. And remember that he thinks he's in a Dating Sim scenario (to be fair, he kinda is). These actions imply that he's actively trying to get Kimiko's route and not someone else's, and it may also mean that he doesn't really think this way: he could believe Ping is much more human than she should be, but is afraid of what would happen if he says it. Hell, this means he may think the world is a game more than Largo does.
  • This strip. At first, it looks like Erika talking to Boo was just showing Erika "seeing things Largo's way" with a gag about Boo being The Unintelligible. But about the subject of their conversation, of Largo's recent actions, and of Boo's gradual loss of screen time. Erika, in a more mundane sense, is also Largo's conscience.
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  • Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: This is a reference to the hamster Boo in Baldur's Gate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!"
  • An entry in Values Dissonance says how people from Japan are generally more shy when it comes to romance and physical contact, so something like two people hugging would be considered a much more romantic act to someone from Japan. In fact Yanagisawa-Sama refers to that as "makin' out" a few pages later.
  • This strip doesn't seem like much outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". However, Largo says he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a Cloud Cuckoo Lander.
    • Better yet; Erika gets it. Hearing Largo say that makes her break down into a pile of mush. It may look like they have nothing in common, but Erika understands Largo.
  • In strip #464, the cryptic "<4659 7448>" means "Holy shit!" (using the mobile phone code where 2 = A, B or C, 3 = D, E or F, etc.) In #496, "6264?" means "Nani?"

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