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CSA0075: Alice: Serve tea, cancel Strife Modus to see if that's what's pinging Yukari's radar.

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Shenanigans in a Magical Forest

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ALICE: This "mysterous presence" had better not be me asking questions.

YUKARI: Hah! Of course not, don't be facetious. I don't think it's human, either. But getting back to the subject at hand ...

ALICE: Right. Well, my part of the plan is going to entail the extraction, division, recombination, and reinsertion of ...

YUKARI: I know that part, and it's obvious you can't do it to anything much bigger or more intelligent than blades of grass without an external power source, but the ... wait ...

ALICE: This "mysterous presence" had better not be me asking questions.

YUKARI: Hah! Of course not, don't be facetious. I don't think it's human, either. But getting back to the subject at hand ...

ALICE: Right. Well, my part of the plan is going to entail the extraction, division, recombination, and reinsertion of ...

YUKARI: I know that part, and it's obvious you can't do it to anything much bigger or more intelligent than blades of grass without an external power source, but the ... wait ...

ALICE: Ah, I see you've figured it out.

YUKARI: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. And I trust you're going to take full responsibility, instead of treating the result as ... as some sort of ...

ALICE: Heehee. Of course, don't be facetious~

YUKARI: Well, all right then. I suppose my concerns were baseless. You might catch some flak from the Judge of the Dead or that lazy shinigami if they catch you in the act, though.

ALICE: Oh, I'm not concerned about them so much. Unless one of them is in the area?

YUKARI: No, not that I know of. Ah well, I suppose I ought to finish my tea, then investigate that strange "presence."

ALICE: Um ... all right. I get the feeling I'm overlooking something incredibly obvious.

YUKARI: Yes, I'm feeling the same way. I've still been sensing it from you, accompanying several things you've said and done, with no apparent pattern -- and I've begun to sense inklings of something similar coming from myself. I suggest you watch your own thoughts and actions carefully, Alice Margatroid -- especially ones which you didn't expect.

ALICE: Ah, I see you've figured it out.

YUKARI: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. And I trust you're going to take full responsibility, instead of treating the result as ... as some sort of ...

ALICE: Heehee. Of course, don't be facetious~

YUKARI: Well, all right then. I suppose my concerns were baseless. You might catch some flak from the Judge of the Dead or that lazy shinigami if they catch you in the act, though.

ALICE: Oh, I'm not concerned about them so much. Unless one of them is in the area?

YUKARI: No, not that I know of. Ah well, I suppose I ought to finish my tea, then investigate that strange "presence."

ALICE: Um ... all right. I get the feeling I'm overlooking something incredibly obvious.

YUKARI: Yes, I'm feeling the same way. I've still been sensing it from you, accompanying several things you've said and done, with no apparent pattern -- and I've begun to sense inklings of something similar coming from myself. I suggest you watch your own thoughts and actions carefully, Alice Margatroid -- especially ones which you didn't expect.

> Alice: Be Marisa.

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Tarquin

Er, Kimiko? Escaping quotes doesn't work when you're using them for HTML title text; you need to use &entities instead. (In PHP, htmlentities() is the safest choice.)

Also, in CSA0069, most of the explanatory text seems to have vanished. I assume that was deliberate, but it does make what's left feel a little jarring, since you basically have to translate the images to descriptive text before the actual text makes sense.

linkhyrule5

Hmm... Creepy Mind Control or Fourth Wall breakage? Is a "Yukari: Retrieve arms from gap" in order?

Dizzy H. Muffin

@Tarquin: I have no idea what you're talking about because the quotes are not escaped except for insertion into MySQL, and I decided that if you really need an explanation for Alice's reaction to Marisa put a SBaHJ quote into a love-note, this is no longer my problem. :P

Tarquin

@Kimiko: In Firefox (I'm too lazy to test with anything else since the problem is obvious; see below), the hover-over-image tooltip for the first chunk of text reads "ALICE: This \", and for the third, ends with "investigate that strange \".

The cut-off tooltips are because your ALT text (not TITLE, my mistake) is delimited by double quotes, but also contains them. This means that the first one that comes up in the text (such as around "mysterous presence") closes the ALT attribute and leaves the rest floating as bogus attributes. (The closing backslashes don't break anything per se, but they still look ugly - you probably forgot to de-escape the text when you pull it back out of the database. PHP, especially with MySQL, is a horror for that.)

tl;dr version: Your pages have stuff that looks like this: <img src="file.ext" alt="These are \"scare quotes\".">. This is broken - you want it to look like this: <img src="file.ext" alt="These are &quot;scare quotes&quot;.">

Also, I really hope I got the encoding right for this comment.

Ariamaki

Oh hey, I see what you did there-- Shame about us blurring the Boundary of Author and Audience, or them blurring the Boundary of Text Color and Text Intent. Or possibly the Boundary of IC and OOC Behaviors.

Dizzy H. Muffin

@Tarquin: Oh, I get it now. I thought you meant HTML-<title> tags, heh. Create.swf Adventures doesn't actually use MySQL anywhere. Fixed now!

@Ariamaki: The text-colors refer to the same thing they always have. :3