You are a Magical Girl, and you've been given a second chance by your best friend.A second chance to see things through. A second chance to finish what you've started. A second chance, to make sure that your sempai, broken, haunted and perenially-suffering thing that she is, completes this...absolutely horrifying task she'd been given. A second chance, just when you've pretty much accepted oblivion. A favor from Wakaba Mirai herself, formerly of the Pleiades Saints, formerly of the Tenth. The friend you had when no one would even so much give you the time of day. The only person who'd encouraged you to publish your haphazard scrawling when everyone else told you that it was a waste of time to.A second chance. To make sure things go right, this time.It's a favor you'll never be able to repay.And you have one last chance to say goodbye.
>>23334762It's almost surprising how placid and peaceful a Witch Barrier is. Earlier - in the fleeting memories you can remember that didn't involve cold, numbing pain or stark, paralyzing fear - the Witch Barrier had been chaotic, nearly noxious in its disorder. It was sickening, in a way, to have everything change in your line of vision one moment, and then restore itself the next. Even the sky was never still, always in flux, always twisting, a swirling vortex of malevolence and hate.Now, however...it was quiet. Peaceful. Almost tranquil.You're not sure where you are at the moment, or where the others are - but you have the odd suspicion that things are being taken care of. As much as you'd want to make sure your sempai's safe - and you know she is - there is something you absolutely cannot put off. Not now."I...I'd like to say I was prepared for this," Mirai murmurs, her voice catching slightly in her throat, but nevertheless still spoken softly, perfectly, smoothly. "But I wasn't. I...I thought things would work out in the end. Even Miss Malal reminded me that it's much too optimistic to hope for something like that. Still, I..." her voice trails off in silence, before coming through again, a bit shaky this time. "...I'd like to think I did some good. While I still had the chance to."You feel it, then, a drop of cold water splashing on your cheek, as you look up at the girl who'd saved your life by trading hers in."In the end, I...I suppose that's what's important, isn't it, Midori?"Another one joins it on your other cheek, and you hear Mirai sniffle gently, gloved hands reaching up to elegantly wipe at her eyes.. . .Remember what Malal told you.How do you respond?Ask her why she did this.Stay silent and let her cry it out. You don't trust yourself to speak, either.Promise that you'll try whatever it takes to get her back, somehow.
>>23334762It's senpai you uncultured swine
>>23334786>Ask her why she did this.>>23334795>implying the japanese can even agree on that.
>>23334786[x] Midorihugs and try but fail to not cry as well[x] Promise that you'll try whatever it takes to get her back, somehow.>>23334795Silence, you.
>>23334786[x] Ask her why she did this.[x] Promise that we will join her one day. But not yet.
>>23334786[x] Ask her why she did thisI'm tempted to promise to get Mirai back, but maybe it's a promise we can't keep...
[x] Promise that you'll try whatever it takes to get her back, somehow.Get up and hug her.
>>23334786[x] Midori hugs whichever option wins.[x] Promise that Magical Midori will come and find her. Somehow.
>>23334786No empty promises. No tears.[x]Try not to cry, and wipe her tears for her. "...Yeah. That's all we can do. ...Thank you. ... ...I'm sorry."
>>23334786>Promise that you'll try whatever it takes to get her back, somehow.This could easily result in a repeat of what's already happened with Homurambo creating Faust.>[X]Ask her why she did this.This can be inferred, but this one. Is the one Midori needs to know the answer to.
If the 'I'll get you back somehow' option wins, I hope she doesn't take it as 'I'm going to become a demon of anger and despair and make an insane god angry to get you back'
>>23334786>[x] Ask her why she did this.From what we gathered the saints don't like Callidus. So what made her fall in love with us. We should add.>[x] When I get back, I am going to tell everybody that you were a true Saint!
>>23334867We're not? Boooo.
>>23334875Saint is too lowly.Sempai is our Sempai, Mirai is Midori's Goddess.
>>23334762>>23334786OH SHIT! YOU BETTER HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS, FELLOW ANONS, ITS TIME FOR SOME HEALING WRITING!
>>23334997You have to be hurt before you can be healed!
Rolled 20Rolling 1d20 to GET ON WITH IT
>>23335050You must be new here.It's not even an hour, the wait has barely begun.
>>23335050Didn't it just start raining at decu's?
>>23335050Right now, that roll could've been better used in a quest or whatever that actually USES dice rolls!
>>23335066>>23335089From the weather report I got, there is no chance of rain until like, 2am his time
>rain>Decu ceases to existHe's part of the government of Madagascar. I just know it.
>>23335097It does speak to the quality of his internet if it can be taken our by rain, but then again. They do get it back up again quite quickly.
[X]Ask her why she did this.
>>23334786>[X]Ask her why she did this.<-Mirai?
>>23335142Mirai's a soda, yo.
>>23335142Nope. This is Mirai.
>>23335092Jokes, man. Jokes.
>>23335171Madoka Partners? Is this some Madoka off-shoot?
>>23335194No, it's the group of people that makes Madoka and its various spinoffs.
>>23335194It's the publication/production company
>>23335173LOTS OF JOKES!
>>23335221Homu likes it dark.[X] Let her exhaust her feels, then hug her and tell her she's our best friend.
>>23334786Voting for >>23334851
Deculture's trying to post, but it seems as though 4chan's line to the moon is obstructed at the moment.
>>23335520Or he's had to revise his notes in order to write up a unrequited Midori/Mirai romance
>>23335536No, no, I'm not being cute, this is straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak. 4chan seems to be down in moonfoundland.
>>23335520Maybe after he saves up for his tablet, he should start saving up to move somewhere in which the internet isn't reached with rabbit ears and coke bottles nailed to a post on top of a mountain like in WWII.
>>23334801 >>23334830 >>23334851 >>23334860"B-because it's the right thing to do," Mirai replies, seemingly surprised that you'd ask such a question, surprised enough that her teary eyes widen slightly at this. "Y-you're...you're my friend, Midori. You jumped in her to save me and your sempai. Was I supposed to let you die, just like that?" She sniffs almost haughtily, putting on an air typical of a Pleiades Saint. "Besides, it's uncouth for an aristocrat like me to owe a favor to a petty commoner like Midori-chan."You look at her, faintly puzzled, before she manages a smile. "well, that's what Saki-san would've said, at least. But I'm not her. I couldn't...I couldn't bear seeing you die like that, Midori-chan. I had to do something."You want to get up. You want to hug her, you want to wipe her eyes for her, to tell her that you're sorry for everything and that you'll promise to find a way to get her back - but you feel your body unresponsive, unwilling to move from that spot, your head pillowed on her thighs. You wonder about this - you'd been able to move earlier, with Madoka and Malal. What's wrong now?"Oh, um. This...they've put you back in your body, I believe, and while it's slowly healing, it's still quite fragile. So you're not supposed to make any sudden movements until it's properly healed." Mirai smiles. "But I know you, Midori-chan. It's alright. This...this had to happen, and while I wish I could go back with you and be with everyone again, I...it's better, this way. I am at peace, and so should you."She leans over and places a gentle kiss on your forehead, her lips soft and warm. Her curtain of curly orange hair falling briefly around you, blocking out the unnatural sky of the barrier for one brief moment.As Mirai draws back, more tears in her eyes than there were before - but the smile on her face sincere, heartbreakingly-happy - the Barrier begins to destroy itself.[1/2]
>>23335559It starts with the Barrier's fading sun suddenly disappearing with a sound akin to glass breaking. Then, hairline cracks start to spiderweb across the sky, spreading out from where the unnatural sun once was. Light peeking out from those fissures, which start to widen with disturbing alacrity across what should be Mitakihara's twisted atmosphere. The ground starts to shake, rubble starting to hover upward - but it's done with such a lack of sound, a muted disintegration, that it doesn't even seem to shatter the nearly funereal-like peace of it."This isn't the scene I wanted us to part ways in, Midori," Mirai says as she helps you up to a sitting position beside her, her arm around your waist, letting you lean on her. "...but it'll do. And I have been honored to be your friend, if...I could be so presumptuous." Her other hand takes your own and laces her fingers through yours.You turn towards her just as the world begins to shatter around you.How do you say goodbye?
>>23335464>>23335489>Urobuchi had already pretty much finished the final draft for the new film, and production is proceeding next. According to Shinbo, the subtitle of the new film is still undecided, but he really wanted to call it "Incubator no Gyakushū" ("Incubator Strikes Back" or "Incubator's Counterattack")>Incubator Strikes Back
>>23335559N... No, it's too soon
>>23335575>[x]"I'll never forget what you did for me! I'll tell everyone that your are a true saint!"
>>23335575"It was my honor to be your friend too."
>>23335575"Play nice with Faust, it's best not to upset her.I'll miss you. "
>>23335581YOU CANNOT STOP THE HEALING!
>>23335575>"It was my honor to be your friend too."
"I wish I could've been a better friend."
>>23335575"I cant move. So please.Hold me close."
>>23335617This, with "I'll miss you." cut off a little sharply into "Goodbye." So, you know...we don't start crying.N-not that I'm crying.
>>23335581That incubator.He is a CHAR.
>>23335559>>23335575[x] "I won`t let Jyubey do the same thing to the rest of the Saints that he did to you, Mirai. And I´m sure Sempai ist with me on this."Crying and being sad is all good and nice but how about an Oath of Vengeance instead?
>>23335619Don't let her go without a hug.
>>23335658But shes hates the rest of the saints.Mirai is the only literal saint.
>>23335575I-I always thought your hair was really cool..>Critical goodbye fail
>>23335688Even if she should hate them like you say, there is somewhat of a difference if you turn into a witch because you overexerted your magic or because you lost all hope and being turned into a witch via Killswitch or being mindcontrolled by Incubators.Even if they are rivals for Grief Seeds, even if they are from rival Meguca-Syndicates, an Incubator pushig a buttan that lets you witch out is a absolute no-go and a threat to every single Magical Girl.
>>23335575"I'll never forget you Mirai. We'll always be friends."
>>23335714Actually I think Midori would happily kill the rest.
>>23335739But also Juubey, because he's a murderous cockwipe.
>>23335742Didn't we all achieve consensus to designate that identity with the term 'dickbutt?'
>>23335751Then kyuubey shall have graduated from that term.He shall only be called a dick.
>>23335742I sort of like 'murderous cockwipe'. It seems a lot more accurate than 'dickbutt', when it comes to describing Jyuubey. Let's say 'dickbutt' is the default, 'cockwipe' is worse, and just 'dick' is a little better, maybe?
>>23335575No words, just a sincere smile
>>23335658>>23335688>>23335742>>23335739The rest of the saints didn't like Midori. It seems it was because her operating style was the complete opposite of theirs > Brutally direct, to the point, showing no consideration at all to the usual finery and rituals that you've seen the Pleiades Saints perform whenever fighting another Magical Girl. There'd be declarations of titles, of oathes, of sweeping and elegant salutes and all that. Always respectful and graceful pugilism, never direct and brutal murder....And the fact that Midori is poor.Anyway one thing does strike me. Why was Midori getting the assignments to help rapists and such? And Juubey placed value on her as well...I wonder if Juubey was trying to desensitise Midori so he could build her up as a ruthless Callidus assassin?
>>23335772Nah, Juubey's just, as was artfully said, a murderous cockwipe.
>>23335772I think he was simply throwing a tantrum.Like a child that throws a toy into a corner and gets agressive once somebody else is starting to play with It.He had no qualms about losing Mirai
>>23335617>>23335619Mix these and we have a winner. Watch the end of the barrier snuggled up against each other.
>>23335772I think that Jyubey wasn't so sore about losing Midori per se, so much as it was Kyubey making him look like a fool by overwriting the contract and making Midori a member of the 9th Officio.It might be that this wasn't so much to get Midori back as it was for Jyubey to save face, and recover a bit of pride.
[x]"It was my honor to be your friend too.
>>23335791>>23335792>>23335815Yea I suppose so. Then again he could be just pretending to care about Midori so he could keep Chiaki at the computer long enough for him to detonate his grief bomb.
>>23335581>Incubator's CounterattackI'm doing something naughty, Madoka Kaname
>>23335865After hearing Homura's story, QB admits that the energy processed during the whole thing must have been a cosmic goldmine.And he tries to recreate ItMADOKA MAGICA: KYUBEI OF TRANCENSION
>>23335772Maybe not even as specific as a Callidus assassin, perhaps Jyuubey wanted to make all of his magical girls really cold and hardcore in personality. So maybe softies like Midori get tossed through the wringer of awful assignments repeatedly, until they either washout(and witchout), or turn into the rough-edged assholes that seem to make up most of the Saints.
>>23335922And wanting Midori back was probably because he's a giant asshole who's proud and secretive of his ways, and letting one of his flock wander off is just bad news all around to him.
>>23335575"I love you, and I'll see you again someday."
>>23335922In relation to this, there's a lot of grief seeds being passed around. There's got to be a reliable method of "farming" them, so to speak. This would be a good way to do it. Contract the girls who are the most naive for the express purpose of having them witch out and be defeated for their grief seeds.
>>23335945What a dick.
Rolled 59>>23335945Don't some witches have a re-spawn mechanism with a whole new grief seed after being defeated.I seem to remember someone from the show farming a witch and Sayaka getting uppity about it.
>>23335993Ah, yes. There's Familiars which can become witches. I forgot about that. They still need to kill at least one person to become a full-fledged witch, though.
>>23335589 >>23335592 >>23335607 >>23335649No. No, it can't end now. It's too soon. You were supposed to have a few more moments with her! It hasn't even been a couple of minutes--The ground shakes again, a bit harder this time, as if to press upon you the need to hurry and make your parting words to a friend that you will never see again. Or talk to again. It takes every single ounce of what little strength you have left in your limp, immobile form - what willpower you could summon up making up for the rest - for you to lift and wrap your arms around her in a tight, clasping embrace."Goodbye," You manage to whisper, smiling so that she'll hear it in your voice, and overlook the fact that you're crying now. "I'll miss you."The sky, completely ruined now, is pockmarked and fissured with chasms of searing, blinding light. The ground mirrors it - and you see buildings, houses, corpses of familiars being flung skyward, sucked into the gaps.She seems to understand, and she buries her head into your shoulder, her hands clawing into your costume. She chokes out a single phrase, one that is cut off as all sound suddenly dies."Please don't forget m--"The barrier finally collapses, taking with it the twisted reality shaped by a Witch's despair.The ensuing darkness is kind enough to take away your sight a moment before the girl in your arms simply ceases to exist. Leaving nothing in your embrace except air.You pitch forward into nothing, falling, and you close your eyes.[1/2]
>>23336015You open them again, inside...inside the ruined Silent Room of the Ninth Officio's Research and Development Base, in Siberia.It is a complete shambles. The desktop computer that your sempai had used to talk to Mirai is now all but plastic and metal and glass fused together into an unrecognizable shape, smoking and charred and smoldering. The walls are in a similar state, steel and cement blackened with carbon scoring as well as what looks to be claw marks. The only intact thing in the room, funnily enough, is the fluorescent lamps overhead, although one or two of them seem to have been shattered somehow.Other people are inside the room with you, from what you can hear. You turn slightly to see in the far corner of the room the huddled, wheezing form of Kharn, her greatcoat jacket draped over her as a sort of blanket, the ragged, bleeding stump of her shoulder where her right arm had been still a fresh, angry wound. Her hair, matted and stringy, concealing her face. Beside her, as if keeping guard, stands Tiny Pete, his armor rent and scarred and dented in a thousand different places. One of the eyeslits of its elephantine helm seems to have been put out, inactive, devoid of the crimson light usually shining from it. The other tusk seems to have been shattered as well, joining the other in battle damage.Someone's....someone's missing, though. Someone important. You try to maneuver yourself to look around for her - when you suddenly realize that you're once more pillowing your head in someone else's lap, and you look up to see Chiaki Matsuda - Murderface, your sempai - calmly smoking a bent cigarette above you. Her glasses are surprisingly intact, and...her hair is long.[2/3]
>>23336026Really long. Just like...the fragment with the ribbon.Before adrenalin could course into your already aching form as you feel the cold stab of fear make its presence felt, however--"...You awake?" She looks down at you, her voice hoarse, weak, but gentle. "I...I wanted to wake you up, because my legs've fallen asleep, but you started snoring, so..."She lets the sentence trail off into silence, awkwardly, before turning away and taking another pull from her cigarette.How do you react?
>>23335945Deculture mentioned in the question time after the final QB chapter that incubator's have to take energy from their own stockpile to make Magical Girls. So recruting magical girls just for the sake of making witches can bring about diminishing returns. >>23335993>>23336012That was Kyoko.That leads me to other thing. Kyoko mentions that if a familiar eats enough people that they become a witch. But there was a line in the second episode where Mami says that "If you're lucky, they might drop a grief seed"And at the time Kyoko explained familiar 'promotion' she didn't know the real reason witches are made. This leads me to the thought that perhaps Kyoko is wrong, while familiar's can become witches. These familiar -witches do not drop grief seeds.
>>23336039"Permission to pass out ma'am?"
[x] "I never had a chance did I?"
>>23336039"I'm glad you're back. I'm going to need your help with something."Jyuubei burns. Soon.
>>23336048The grief seed contains much more energy than it took to make the girl. It contains enough to purify a soul gem as well as recoup the costs of making her, and then some. That's entirely the point of magical girls in the first place.But that second part is a good point, too.
>>23336039"...you wont be so kind when you find out what Malal told me to do"Operation: Get Sempai Cleaned the FUCK up is a go
>>23336039>[x]"Why?"Lets go for something vague. It could mean "Why is your hair long? Why are you placing my head in your lap or it could mean Why Marai ! Why!"Lets keep it sort and sweet
>>23336039Like a little girl we are.We cry.
>>23336039Hug-on! Apply directly to sempai!
>>23336039"You looked nicer with short hair, Sempai"
>>23336039Cry.Just cry.Then hug sempai and refuse to give any explanation.
>>23336039[x]Commence the crying. "...I'm sorry, senpai. I'm so sorry."
>>23336039Pluck the cigarette out of her mouth.She shouldn't smoke so much. It's bad for her lungs and voice!Then ask about her hair. And what has transpired since the barrier shattered.
>>23336048Mami was the type to eliminate all witches and familiars to protect the populace, so while she might have heard such a thing from other girls before, she wasn't about confirm it with an actual experiment. To her, it was enough knowing sometimes they drop it and sometimes they don't. (I doubt it's knowledge she wants to impart on her protege anyway) Now, Kyoko if she spoke from experience it seemed like she at least had gone through with letting familiars go to farm seeds. Kyubey spoke of her having plenty of Grief Seeds in reserve, so I would at least tend to believe that she had confirmed the theory on at least one occasion while amassing them.
>>23336187Sorry, not Decu there. I had took the role of posting for him earlier while he had problems with the board and forgot to take the name out of the field.
Laugh. Just laugh. Maybe while crying.
>>23336176Midori is in no state of mind to do this.mood whiplash much?
>>23336176Shakily attempt to do this, then >>23336100
>>23336201>>23336187>>23336081Well anyway, one thing to note that in Mami's flashback. When she entered Charlotte's barrier there were several 2nd-form Charloettes about. So perhaps in this universe. Familiars form grief seeds if they eat enough people and they return to the witch that spawned them when they do.
>>23336119The most in character choice, though I'd also like to do >>23336176 when we're finally operational.
>>23336015>>23336026>>23336039> when you suddenly realize that you're once more pillowing your head in someone else's lap, and you look up to see Chiaki Matsuda[x]Pluck Cigarette from her motuh and throw it away.[x]Look at her for a while[x]Start crying
>>23336039"At this rate, that smoking is more likely to kill you than any sort of witch."
>>233365152sad4meBut didn't Decu say she has orange hair?
>>23336039[x]Motherfuckin' bawl like a baby. WE ALMOST DIED. ALSO EVERYONE ALMOST DIED. Mirai DID die. So did some chick in biker gear that looked just like Pinky, except maybe she was already dead? That part we may be a little fuzzy on.But the point is that shit is messed up.
It's almost about that time, isn't it?
>>23336558I dare you to do it. I DARE you. I fucking double dare you you retarded piece of shit.Retain some class nigga.
>>23336515Love your drawings, man.
>>23336540If it doesn't look orange, then obviously wispy television dream tragic ghost vision must not be 100% accurate at relating color fidelity. Half of her art has it kind of orangey pink, I dunno.
>>23336135You stare up at her for quite a few moments, in the relative silence of the room - before reaching up with a shaky hand and pulling the cigarette away from her lips. She blinks down at you in mild surprise at this, her lips shaping a protest, but one that doesn't get to be vocalized as your vision start to mist up again. Warning you of tears that you obviously haven't cried yet.With a surprising gentleness that you've never experienced from your sempai - at least, not from the one you've been acquainted with all this time - she scoops you up into her arms and pulls you to her, letting you muffle your own sobs into her shoulder. Her scent - a curious mix of earthy sweat, dried blood and gunpowder - all but reminds you of just what you've been through and what you've lost in the process."It's...it's okay, Midori. We're back. We're safe." Chiaki says after a rather long and awkward pause, nearly mumbling the words, but no less earnest in her effort. "You saved me. It's over. I'm okay. You're okay." Another pause. "...Thank you."You cling to her with what little strength left inside of you, your shoulders still shaking from all the crying. It's all but sapped you, leaving you cold and empty and drained. And yet, hearing her say it, hearing her confirm what you've managed to do by the skin of your teeth - it makes everything all worth it. Someday, you'll forgive yourself for letting your best friend trade her life in for yours.[1/2]
>>23336569see>>23336577>>23336649And stop being such a dumb nigga.
>>23336649So much healing
>>23336649After a while, you've managed to stop yourself from crying. You've also managed to peel yourself from your sempai as well, although you're still holding onto her hand. It's silly, but you can't help but think that she'd suddenly disappear the moment you let go. Both of you are leaning against the wall now, just trying to catch your breaths, enjoying the luxury of finally being back in the real world without things going completely eldritchian on you."I...I think I remember some stuff a bit more clearly, now." Chiaki says after a moment, toying with a crumpled pack of cigarettes in her hand. "About Pinky. And...I guess what happened back then." She clears her throat after a moment, before reaching up to rake her unnaturally-long hair away from her eyes. "It all comes back to me, somehow. Something I did to her, made her this way." A half-hearted chuckle. "It's...it's all my fault, isn't it?" How do you reply?
>>23336649Well. Midori at least mastered the art of self delusion.
>>23336679Did you just implied that Deculture wouldn't post without >>23336577 ?AlsoHe's right. This shit got old 10 threads ago
>>23336708Tell her that she's not that person anymore.And even If she were to be that Akemi Homura, she just got a second chance.And a very stubborn support.Then try to change the topic and get interested in the others
>>23336708"For certain values of 'your fault'. The universe seems pretty horrible either way, and most of the problems are from other places. Insane murderous cockwipe Incubators for one. So for now, let's worry about the problems we can fix, and be glad we're still alive enough to fix them."
>>23336749Would we want to explain everything, though? If Faust gets wind of Madokami's plan to set everything right, she may decide to do something drastic once she gathers enough strength to manifest in the world once again.
>>23336693Stoli healing is best healing.
>>23336708>[x]" I don't know. But perhaps we should find out why you, I mean Akemi Homura did what she did before you start blaming yourself.
>>23336708For better or worse, she's not that person anymore. Madoka admitted as much.
>>23336708/Shake head furiously."No, no its not your fault. You were trying to help her, I know it."/hug her tightly again"It's not your fault things turned out badly. If its wrong to want to help Madoka that theres no point being right. It's not your fault. It's not your fault..."
>>23336822What are those chibithings anyway.
>>23336801We should NOT mention that the golden weapons were Godoka's idea. The reason why they are so bad is to trick Pinky into thinking that they were her idea.We might get some 'relationship advice' from Pinky later
>>23336708"What happened? She said she tore out your heart to save you like I did."
>>23336708"But you're Chiaki Matsuda, sempai. Though Akemi Homura might have started the ball rolling on this chain of events, you're not her."
>>23336827Some artist made a 4koma about Idolm@sters adopting a bunch of critters looking like chibi versions of themselves.Shit got popular quickly./a/ adores It.
>>23336829>We should NOT mention that the golden weapons were Godoka's idea. The reason why they are so bad is to trick Pinky into thinking that they were her idea.How the fuck are they beneficial, anyway? From what I have seen they either drive the host insane (the chick with the sword) or steal their soul (STR).
>>23336708[x]Explain our mission in a way that doesn't tip off Chiaki and thus Pinky about the truth in regards to golden weapons.
They were Godoka's idea, but Faust created them. Thats why they have... unpleasant... sideeffects
>>23336856They're meant to only work properly for Chiaki/Homuhomu.They do pretty shitty things to everyone else.
>>23336713It's happened frequently and consistently enough that you can assume causation as well as correlation.And fuck what you think, I like it.
>>23336801Probably not. Midori is in a position to make sure things happen and influence Chiaki.Letting Chiaki know too much might let Faust in on it, since she seems to be able to read chiaki's mind at times.
>>23336856They can potentially help put Madokami back in control or something if all collected by Chiaki. Anyone else gets all of them, though, and Bad Things™ could happen.
>>23336856According to Madokami, while they're still awful and dangerous toys, supposedly it really would be to our benefit to collect them all. Probably it'd give us the power to fix what we screwed up. Also it'd be good to get them out of the hands of all the other magical girls who can't handle them.
>>23336881>>23336873>>23336900You certain about that? I mean, maybe they just operate on asshole logic to fool Faust but are loads better than what the chicks would usually get. I mean, STR seems to really enjoy being a bunch of bracelets, she also avoided ever going into danger of witching out because lel no soulgem anymore. Maybe the things don't drive people insane but just capture MG's souls which is arguably a better fate than eventual witchdom. That katana chick was probably going crazy without help anyway, I know her canon personality.
>>23336856The fetch quest is supposed to fix Homu's shield and (maybe) let her swing against Pinky.
>>23336913Did you forget what happened to Ahriman, Kharn, us and Mami? It's insidious and drives megucas to an unholy bloodlust at best.
>>23336942Ahriman and Kharn were already psychotic, and Mami hasn't shown the slightest sign of anything unusual going on with her mind.
>>23336942Ahriman was promised power, Mami rejected it.Also implying Kharn didn't originally have massive levels of unholy bloodlust already.
>>23336856I wonder what the golden weapons do anyway? They1. Make you immune to witchdom 2. Can drive you insane3. They suck in the welders soul when they die. Before the reveal, I thought that they were a perversion of Godoka's duty she did in her new world. Which was collecting the grief from soul gems before the user witches out and taking the dead magical girl to magical girl vanhalla. So these weapons could be some grief collecting thing, where all the grief from a magical girl killed with a golden weapon ends up absorbed into the weapon. The weapons take grief from the wielders so they don't witch out and they end up taking the wielders 'to another place' when they die.The whole corruption thing could be weapons way of getting the user to generate more grief.
>>23336913No matter Madokami's level of influence, these are still weapons which drive people to bloodlust, and I'd think very carefully before assuming that getting my soul sucked into an inanimate object known for corruption is a good idea.
>>23336942Kharn; well, I didn't see a difference between normal and Golden Weapon status.Ahriman was ALLAHU AKBER levels of motivated to get to her lady.Mami was bretty cool with everything.We don't count because we're FUCKING PERSONALLY HAUNTED BY THE BIG BAD ANYWAYAND: Strength. She's cool. Really.
>>23336708"m-maybe a bit. but it's never too late to set things right. And I'll be by your side to help you do so, sempai."
>>23336991I am sure she's cool
>>23336961>>23336991After Madoka the series already went through the effort to hammer "Mami wasn't as stable and perfect of an oneesama as we all thought" into us, I'm amazed that people are so willing to believe that she'll continue to waltz through life with no issues. Especially if Pinky ever decides to single her out in desperation.
>>23337013That's not STR. This is STR.
>>23337037No choice but to die indeed
>>23337062>>23337037Bullshit, that was back in the day of Kyuubey being a massive lying dick. We got a special issue of grief-proofing for this Mami explained a few threads back, did you already forget that?
>>23336991Kilgore with hamhands turned into a Daemon. So did Ahriman, because the staff/Pinky told her to.Mami went FoFA in Charlotte's barrier until Sayaka snapped her out of it.Murderface went berserk on Mirai and would've cut Kharn down if we hadn't voted against it.Kirika went from bitch to absofucknuts crazy bitch with that golden pigsticker.Golden weapons aren't nice.
>>23337037At that time she had been alone for a long time with the exception of Kyuubey. In this verse, Kyuubey is only abit of a dick. The support structures for the Magical Girls are present with backup personnel, peers, juniors and senior staff. Importantly, she also knows the fate of Magical Girls in the end.I believe she has come to accept that eventual fate, instead of having it forced on her like in the original show, making her much more emotionally stable.
>>23337085But... but the Bangles... They're so cute...
>>23336991This picture makes me glad Kharn and her big boobs managed to survive. Too bad about the arm, but the important thing is the boobs.
>>23337085So it makes people angry in general, big whoop we had worse.And >Kilgore>normals getting in contact with magic>not FISSION MAILED in all situationsBesides, FUCKING STRENGTH ANYONE?! She's the perfect counter-example. There's got o be something beneficial up with these items.
>>23337013>Shut the hell up you handmonster!
>>23337117The obvious benefit right-off is the drastically increased fighting ability. If the corruption's effects can be offset or circumvented in some way, it would seem that coming to an understanding with the soul contained within the Golden Weapon has its perks. If not, then it would appear that too much corruption makes you batshit insane and maybe warped into something horrible (like how the Ahriman-Magical Girl got twisted into some sorta bird thingy).Of course, in Chiaki's case, sidestepping the corruption via the soulgem circuit might not be such a great thing in the long run. Pic related, sorta.
>>23337117STR was very eager on splattering Kharn. Not sure if that was her general personality or what, but it could be that her psychosis is just toned down and comes to the surface only . Or we just haven't interacted enough. We should totally chat with her and other weapons once we're back as Chiaki.
>>23337117Look, if you just want to HUE it up with STR, that's cool. Just realize there may be consequences and Pinky might get jealous
>>23337179The soul 'contained' within the weapon and making up the 'whispers' it sends out seems to be their earlier users. Everything here is a hand-me-down except the Deagle, maybe.And I suspect that Ahriman got the way she was because she was already partially witched out, see canon Kirika technically witching out but still staying in control long enough to attack Oriko's enemies.>>23337187It totally is her personality man, she gets off on dat sweet sweet violence.
>>23337206>Hueing up with STR>not just flatbros4lyfeplanks need to stick together
>>23337206Not if Chiaki gets a good chat with Pinky.I think IC, chiaki might want to speak with her after hearing the front bits of what Midori went through,
>>23337206>>23337226Remember Kilgore got to STR first. And she probably was his first wife
>>23337226But Kyouko is our flatbro. >>23337231Yanderes don't share their toys well.>implying the golden weapons aren't all Pinky's toys>crazy dead meguca orgy
>>23337263He's dead and he doesn't seem to have left an impression on the bangles so nofux given nigga.>>23337271>YandereYou did notice she went through quite a bit of character development, right.
>>23337099The point is that nobody is perfect and us relying on the power of wishful thinking when it comes to the side effects of the golden weapons is a terrible idea. Horrible thought, if the entire Madokami thing was actually a long con played by Faust, in a bizarrely coherent stream of deception for a change, that would amazing and hilarious.
>>23337218It might not even be correct to say that the Golden Wep users are "witching out". They could be something entirely different at that point. If what QB said in the series is still correct, then witches may be the inevitable product of becoming a meguca. But that's only when they experience enough grief to overwhelm their soulgems or whatever. I wonder if a meguca could possibly "mature" into something other than a witch if the conditions were right.
>>23337271>>But Kyouko is our flatbro. All flatbros should stick together.
>>23337287Pinky may have character development, but I still don't want to see what happens if she finds out that Midori loves Chiaki, or anything about Madokami's plan.
>>23337287I don't know whether to laugh because it's been established that Pinky and Madokami are distinct personalities, or laugh because Madokami might be Pinky playing the long con (which would explain why Malal was such a bitch to her still).
>>23337366Speaking of Malal
>>23337366If it is a long con, then Malal could even be in on it. Which would be all the more hilarious after the Malal reveal given who she is.
>>23337393Sassy Madoka is better than moe Madoka erry day.
>>23337393>>23337409Hilarious timing, I almost linked that very picture with my post but then got lazy.
>>23337393Good work!Anyway, remember that Malal said that she experienced dreams of anime Madoka. Current universe Homura is not going to be... stable
>>23337429Chiaki IS current universe Homura.
>>23337415You mean sassy tomboy Madoka.
>>23337393Saw it the other day too.Love it man.
>>23336708Finally! Managed to catch one of these threads. All aboard the crazy train![x] It doesn't matter anymore. This time, we're going to fix it.
>>23337450That's not Madoka. No matter what you say.
>>23337435From Last question time!>Rest assured that this universe's Homura is still around, somewhere!
>>23337435No.No she is not.Malal specifically said current verse Homura is out there somewhere.Chiaki was also first discovered within the witches' field, with no indication where she came from.
>>23337466>>23337470>'somewhere'>implying we didn't have a personality overlap for maximum sudden mindjacking at the worst possible moment
>>23336742 >>23336816 >>23336822 >>23336842N-no. It's not her fault, you tell her, tightening your grip on her hand. Even Madoka - the part of her that helped you save her fragment by fragment, the part of her that saved you and gave you another chance at life - said as much. You didn't set things in motion, someone else did. Someone who stared with nothing but pure hatred in her eyes. Someone who never even thought about the consequences of what she'd do - and everyone who would suffer in the process. Someone who'd given up her humanity to become a monster, worse than a mindless witch. Witches, at least, were insane to begin with. The Homura you encountered...that was a different kind of insane entirely, the kind who would see the galaxy burn just to get what they wanted.A completely and utterly different person from your sempai, who was thrown into this role with nothing else than an unreliable memory and a gun in her hand. Besides, Homura would have killed you even before you could have blinked. Chiaki, at least, only shot off your legs."...Y-yeah. I...I guess she would've." Your sempai smiles at this, again. It seems that besides the sudden change in hairstyle, she'd gotten quite a bit of the first fragment's awkwardness, too. "I, um. I never did apologize about that, I think. There's...there's a lot of ways I could've handled it differently. Taking down another Magical Girl temporarily. Um." She squeezes your hand in return, gently, carefully."S-sorry. For shooting your legs off." You shake your head at this, smiling, before leaning your head on her shoulder.You've forgiven her for that long ago. Besides, she had something else to apologize for."Oh? What's that...?"She should very well know!"..." Chiaki blinks at you, before going very slightly red."I was...I was kind of drunk at the time."[1/2]
>>23337435Not quite, Chiaki still has her penchant for cigarettes. It's a safe assumption to say she'll hit the vodka once this blows over.
>>23337478You giggle at this. It...it feels good to joke around. To laugh. Things are starting to get normal, right? Things are getting better. Yeah.A cough from clear across the room breaks the atmosphere some, reminding you of Kharn from across the room. The Betrayer, who you traded some very harsh words with in the Barrier, when she tried to challenge the armored fragment to a duel. She doesn't seem to be moving, but she's breathing at least.You're...you're still angry with her, that much is certain. But you couldn't deny that she didn't help out in the final hour.You turn towards your sempai, and she's looking at Kharn as well. A calculating look in her eyes."I remember," she says before you could ask. "I saw what happened. I've never seen anyone do that before, talking her down like that." A moment. "Maybe Malal did. Once. I'm not too sure, but I remember an instance where Kharn pissed her off, and she had her in tears. It takes someone brave to face someone like her and stand your ground." It's then that Chiaki pulls herself up to her feet, helping you up as well - not letting go of your hand the entire time. "Let's see how she's doing."The both of you make your way across the wrecked room easily enough - Tiny Pete moving aside with a grind of obviously-damaged servos, a limp in his left leg making his usually-ponderous gait a bit unsteady. Kharn doesn't even so much as notice you walking up to her, but she looks up with blood-tracked eyes, a melancholy smile on her face.[2/3]
>>23337514"Midori. Warmaster." Kharn's own voice is hoarse, weak, and she turns to the side to spit a black glob of encrusted blood to the floor after she speaks. "If you are going to kill me, then please make it quick. Do not let Misaka or Souji see it." She gestures to the deactivated chainaxes beside her, Gorefather and Gorechild. "I am aware of my betrayal. The sentence is death. This I know also." She bares her throat to you - no, to Chiaki. "My only regret is that I did not die in battle like I intended to. We cannot have everything, I am guessing."Beside you, Chiaki is silent. Seemingly considering it.How do you respond?
>>23337528>Implying we aren't going to do what Malal suggested and let her have a happy ending.
Mercy seems like the more cruel option, not the least of which considering that she now has to patch up her shambled relationship with Not-Accelerator.Just a thought, though.
>>23337528"Well you certainly live up to your title, also a bit of an idiot at times but you.. it's not for me to decide. At least I don't feel like killing you myself. Done enough for today."
>>23337528"Miss Malal wasn't kidding. You really ARE an idiot"
>>23337528>[x]Say something like"No, I sure killing you its too light a punishment. Your punishment is having to live with Souji for the rest of your days." Then realise that we shouldn't be the one giving orders.
>>23337528[x] Did you forget Souji, bitch?
>>23337528"No, Miss Malal was quite specific in the punishment she wanted for you. Make me a bridesmaid, and we'll call it even between you and me."
>>23337528"Death? Death!? You think i'm going to let you piss of to the afterlife and escape a proper punishment? No. I'm going to see that your punishmrnt lasts for a long, long time.You are going to live, Kharn. You're going to live a long, peaceful, happy life surrounded by the love and care of the people you betrayed, knowing every second of it that you sold them out for your own pathetic delusions. And they'll love you regardless.And that is the greatest punishment I can think of."
>>23337558Exactly that.Though I believe IC, Midori will want Kharn and Souji to live.Chiaki though, will probably couch her dispension of mercy in those terms.
"Well, Soji?" Turn towards Tiny Pete.We did call him in, right?
[x] *in a nonchalant voice* Mmm, no. I think I'll be vindictive right now, you'll live. Right, Chiaki-sempai?
Tell her about Souji, the bitch.Also make a comment that YOUR TITS ARE TOTALLY SMALLER THAN MINEAHAHAHA
>>23337393But I was expecting porn...
>>23337574Best answer. Do it.Have Chiaki sentence Kharn to be SOUJI'S WIFE.The final asshole act to the siscon. Deny him his chance of proposing.
>>23337528Death is both a warrior's reward and the coward's easy way out. No. You will live and in life atone for your actions. When Souji asks, say 'yes'.
>>23337528Enough people have died today. Dying's real easy; she needs to live and make things right.Besides, she has something that Malal wanted to confer to Chiaki.
>>23337514The Betrayer, BETRAYING!?!Say it ain't so.Anyone dumb enough to not see that coming deserved it.... but if you really want to make it up to me, show me how to do that tongue trick again.
>>23337658"Death? No, I have a far grander punishment in mind.I sentence you to life... AS A HOUSEWIFE!"
>>23337599If Chiaki isn't on-board with the thing, she could always grab Kharn's tongue, extend it to full length and snap a picture of the surprised Kharn with her tongue. Then threaten to release said pictures to all Officios (and perhaps beyond) if she tries to pull off anything like this again.
>>23337658>>23337693Decu, make it happen.
>>23337528"Jugement has already been passed Kharn. You will not be allowed to die in battle, ever. You are sentenced to put down your axes and live the rest of your life with the weight and knowledge of what you've done. And you have to apologize to Souji. This is the judgement of Malal, aide of the former war master Kharn, known as the betrayer.So ex-war master Kharn, She Who Once Betrayed, will you accept your sentence?"
>>23337658Do this>>23337737Screw you, we've never been verbose like this.
Also, rather randomly, I really preferred Chiaki with short hair. I hope she ends up going back to it.
>>23337752I suppose we should do a vote when we switch back to her again.
>>23337748We only seem to be verbose when tearing strips off Kharn.Midori gets wordier when she's angry?
>>23337752Not before she stuns the other major cast with it first.
>>23337752related random thought; what's the condition of her shield now
>>23337752I'd prefer Moemura style.>>23337769Your mom gets wordier when she's angry, I should know, she's busy getting fucked, by me.
>>23337815Wait the red glasses actually canonically exist?Dafuq
>>23337837Did you never watch the series?
>>23337528[x]Shake your head. Now isn't the time for more death. Kneel down to her level. Now is the time for HUGS.(Magical Midori saves.)
>>23337842Its been awhile, watched it when it aired... Drat, its moemura's right?Pardon me, im a dumbass./headdesk
>>23337837Er, did you forget that Moemura actually did wear those? It was a big deal that Homura abandoned them and used magic to fix her vision, in abandoning that part of herself.
>>23337528"You don't deserve death." Call Souji in.
Fourthing sentencing her to marry souji
Fifth sentencing her to marry Souji, just because of how embarrassing it'd be for Midori to overstep her bounds like that. If we're lucky, maybe Chiaki will swat the back of our head.
>>23338065If we're not lucky it'd be Tiny Pete.
>>23338065No, no. Obviously this is where we have to start acting like an aide.We should pull Chiaki aside and suggest it to her quietly, where Kharn can hear.
>>23338093This is true. We aren't, strictly speaking, in control of this situation. Chaki's the Warmaster here, and she has final say on what happens to Kharn.I'm sure she would love that suggestion, though, and we have to make sure we can see the panic on Kharn's face when we suggest it.
>>23338093I'd say we just whisper it into her ear, with a grim expression on our face like we're dealing with a life or death matter, and as we tell Chiaki we must make sure she knows not to smirk. Even if she wants to, we must treat this like it is a horrible thing that we are doing.
>>23338093>>23338145Agreed. Hopefully Decu sees this before writing the next post.
>>23338093But she's offering her neck to us. Play along with her suicidal warrior act so it's funnier when we damn her to waifudom.
>>23338235>>23338235>>23338235Definately, you gotta have all that dreamcrushing. Pic related.
You know, I sort of want to hear it from Kharn's perspective. I'm sure she wasn't all there (more than usual) when she flipped out. Pinky's a hell of a drug.
>>23337528[x]Kiss her exposed neck.
>>23337574 >>23337658 >>23337667"Miss Malal wasn't kidding. You ARE an idiot." It takes you a few moments of Chiaki and Kharn staring at you in surprise to realize that it was you who said that. You couldn't believe it yourself, but now that you think about it, it makes a whole lot of sense. And Malal - MISS Malal - did tell you, and if you're taking anyone's advice, it's hers."Midori," Chiaki says after a moment, her voice low, but there's a hint of a smile on her lips. She reaches up to brush some hair from her eyes again. "What do you think I should do with Kharn?"Oh. WELL. If she's asking, then--"Now wait just a moment...!" Kharn tries, her eyes narrowed at this break in protocol. "The Warmaster is--""--supposed to make a decision by herself, yes." You cut her off, rallying magnificently, a smile on your face as you go full bore on who could be the most idiotic person this side of a Barrier. "But as her aide, I can make recommendations, can't I? Miss Malal did the same for you, I'm sure.""Yes, but--""Then I make my recommendation to the Warmaster." You say this in a huffy sort of voice, imitating how Mirai would have said it, but with an exagerrated air. You glance down at the deactivated chainaxes, and shake your head. "Enough of dying. There's been enough of that going around, I think. No, Valnikov Kharn - you will live with your betrayal. You will live with your mistakes for the rest of your life, and it will be a long and happy one." You turn towards Chiaki and nod, the both of you sharing a knowing look.Kharn's expression turns into one of muted horror and shock, and she looks up at Chiaki. "M-Murderface, you cannot--""My name is Chiaki Matsuda, Kharn." Your sempai shakes her head, her long black hair swaying with the movement. "And as Warmaster, I sentence you to become Souji's housewife. Deal with it."[1/2]
>>23338477Ppffahahahaha Oh wow. I needed that laugh.
>>23338510Kharn has been waifu'd to a neckbeard.A fitting end to a traitor.
>>23338510my captcha says: wife ldwitoo
>>23338510>"And as Warmaster, I sentence you to become Souji's housewife. Deal with it."Drawfags, you know the drill.
>>23338510>"And as Warmaster, I sentence you to become Souji's housewife. Deal with it."MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>2333851010/10 critical hit
>>23338510Kharn lets out a despairing wail, before slumping back against the wall, looking quite defeated."...I do not know how to show my face to Souji anymore," The former Warmaster says dejectedly. "Or Misaka. I...I just wanted to die as I have lived. One last swordfight. I...I missed it. I missed the adrenalin, I missed the glory, the action..." She looks up at you and Chiaki, almost pitifully. "I did not mean to spit at my oaths of loyalty with you, but...I wanted to feel it again."Oh, she'll feel things alright. Last you heard, motherhood was the most extreme thing ever. And she can easily show her face to Souji - he's in the room right now with you, isn't he?"W-what?" Kharn nearly yelps, looking around. "W-where? I do not see him--""Tiny Pete?" chiaki says quietly, and the behemoth turns around to face the three of you. Your sempai nods at it, and the light in its one intact helm eyeslit dies as its chest splits open.Revealing the pilot inside....Wait. That's not Souji. He's...not that small, right?"Misaka...?" Chiaki says, blinking, before reaching in and pulling out what looks to be a sound-asleep Misaka. Her hands clasping what looks like Kharn's Warmaster Cap to her chest."But...if Souji isn't there--" Your sempai begins, looking around. There's a hiss, and the doors to the Silent Room is thrown open - a harangued-looking Souji, pressing an icepack onto the back of his head and tearing black electrical tape off of his arms, storming right in."I thought--" You tell the young man, who looks as though he'd been sleeping on his keyboard the entire time, with imprints of keys on his cheek.[2/3]
>>23338510I am caught between hysterical laughter and heart-warmed d'aww. Thank you decu!
>>23338606"Misaka knocked me out before I could." Souji cuts you off, clearly not in the mood to discuss it. "I'll talk to her about it later. Now, I just want to talk to Kharn." "S-Souji, I..." Kharn swallows audibly, her black eyes wide and staring. "I could...explain..."You stop yourself from grinning and turn to Chiaki, whose arms are still full of Misaka."We should probably let them talk, right?" You suggest, and she nods.Where do you go?To the Kitchen, for pancakes.To the Quarters, for rest.Topside, to see the snow and the sky again. With her.
>>23338622[x] Behind the next door, and totally listen in on them.
>>23338622>[x]To the Kitchen, for pancakes.Let us taste some tranquilty
>>23338622>Topside, to see the snow and the sky aga-No, wait, >>23338628 is best.
>>23338622Pancakes. We did say we were going to get pancakes once we were out if the Barrier.
>>23338622>To the Kitchen, for pancakesAnd ramen.and us sneaking out to swap out her pain meds
>>23338606>That's our Misaka!>everyone sitcoms laughs
>>23338673Seconding this, but ignore the pancakes. Let's get some straight ramen.
>>23338628This first.>To the Kitchen, for pancakes.Then this.>Topside, to see the snow and the sky again. With her.And this.>To the Quarters, for rest.Finally this.
>>23338622[x]Pancakes. WE PROMISED. And only we can make some for sempai now.
>>23338622>[x]Topside, to see the snow and the sky again. With her.What time is it, we might be able to catch the dawn! probably not
>there's the choice to witness Kharn getting her ass handed to her and then probably snuggled up by Souji>faggots still voting for fucking food
>>23338628This until LEWD happens, then topside
>>23338628Listening in probably won't do any good since they'll probably be talking in Russian.I say pancakes!
>>23338740Was basically typing a vote for this. We leave the room, hang back for a bit to witness the ass stomping, then go outside. In the middle let Chiaki put Misaka to bed.
>>23338772We can try anyway!
>>23338622>Misaka cockblocked Souji's one and only chance to be usefulAnd with this, you prove that Souji will forever be the useless buttmonkey of the story.
>>23338772You can always make pancakes later. We can only listen in now.
>>23338795>buttmonkeyWe don't like your kind 'round here
>>23338795http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL67063575C6FD2AB5Go and find Souji's theme now.
>>23338732The real deal would probably never be as interesting as what we imagine. In the meantime, PANCAKES. Have you forgotten what this story is about?
>>23338832>Have you forgotten what this story is about?Film noir and magical girls, I recon.
>>23338606[x]Go make your woman some motherfucking pancakes. We may have saved Chiaki, but we still haven't technically won the harem yet. Might as well keep improving our chances and at least beat out Mami in terms of offering pancakes and breasts.
>>23338826Ah, that old thing. Its filling up with deleted videos.
>>23338847This here is a man who has forgotten the face of his father. Mamicakes is the answer.
>>23338871>prefering something as hollow as 'lulcakez' to a proper film noirThere's a nice in-series joke, then there's taking it too far. Listen to this and remember where you come from.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omQ-7wZTXvI
>>23338900Lovely, I have the first and second game on my laptop right now. Sooo tempted to play them now....
>>23338824I'm sorry, is that a forbidden buzzword or something? Don't get your panties in a knot over it.
I just want to say that I woke up this and I am thoroughly entertained. Thank you /tg/. Why do we even need the other boards anymore?
>>23338996To keep the riffraff out, of course.
[x] Listen inEven if Chiaki can't understand it, as magical spygirl Midori we can.
>>23338996they act as sewers so the shit doesn't pour in here.except for /co/. they're bros
>>23338900Hey, don't give me that. I voted for every noir-seeming suggestion before now. Unless you count the various times we could have killed Kharn as noir-seeming.
>>23339030Probably worst moment to ask but, sauce on image?
>>23339030>>23339091Looks like Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere to me. Episode 1 didn't interest me much, but the costumes were... pretty memorable, I'd say.
>>23339030We really should try to get this a bit more in the noir direction, god knows Decu is giving us enough grimdark to get there.Don't you forget what that means. Don't you ever forget that.
>>23339232Sadly, I have not much experience in the field of Noir.Maybe a few hours of Max Payne will change that, though.
>>23339268Personally I felt like 3 did the best noir. Max's misery was just so much more real and palpable. 1 and 2 were dark and gritty, but I feel like they just overshot the mark by trying way, way too hard.Not that you shouldn't play them.
>>23339309Indeed, I just wish they didn't force you to play on easy-modo on your first run.
>>23339232Oh yeah, all for it. ...Maybe we need to find a properly noir car at some point.
>>23339268Film Noir is a fight against overwhelming odds, against the bad in every person you meet, against the fear and hate driving people to do the worst things to each other. It's one man (or puella magi) against everything, one man, the best man in this world but good enough for any world. There will be blood. There will be death. It will hit your friends, innocent bystanders, the bad guys. The lines between these, they will blur and wash away in the rain and blood. There will be injustice, unpaid for in the end. There will be hopelessness. There will be no redemption for many people. There will be dying with regrets and tears in your eyes. There will be the struggle to do something, anything. There will be betrayal. And if it's true Film Noir, there will be an end. More likely than not, it will be yours. If you made a difference before that? Well, that's all your choice to make.
>>23339232You're right. I wonder if Kyubey will have some properly hardboiled assignments. Assuming our near future isn't having us busy tracking down Jyubey and shoving a heel up his ass.
>>23339392We might have something right off the bat. Roberta mentioned that head maid could use our help or something along those lines.
>>23339375But something that you shouldn't forget is that victory IS possible in Noire films. Not often, true, but quite possible to come out at the end alive, with the Dame, and your rival dead with a .45 slug in his heart. You just have to work for it.
>>23338900This entire storyline is pretty far removed from noir.Enjoy the pancakes
>>23339452>>23339512It's existentialism, you know. Fighting the unbreakable system, fighting an uncaring world, fighting with everything you have, if even just to put a chip in their armor.PMMM could have easily been a Noir series right on from Episode 3 if Gen would have ever heard of it. Easily.
>>23339512We can only hope.>>23339513Let's not get ahead of ourselves now.
>>23339375That's real pretty, so it ain't noir.
>>23339491Fabiola, you mean.Roberta *might* be the head maid she was speaking of. She seems to match the description fairly well.
>>23338628You lead Chiaki out of the Silent Room, and wait for her to step through before closing the door carefully and quietly behind you. As soon as you do, however, you signal Chiaki to wait, before pressing your ear against the door's surface. Yes, you probably need to catch up on a whole week's worth of sleep - it feels like it, anyway - and you did promise Chiaki pancakes, back then in the barrier - but you're not about to step away from hearing the Betrayer get her comeuppance. It's a shame you won't be able to see it, but hearing it is fine."Midori? What are you--" Chiaki asks, blinking from behind her glasses, and you shush her. After a few moments, with some careful maneuvering of Misaka, she presses her ear against the door too, her curiosity obviously getting the better of her.Just as you expected, they're talking in Russian. But it's not what they're saying that's important - you've learned that it's all in the how that matters. And from where you're standing, Kharn is trying to explain why she resorted to that kind of stupidity, stumbling over her explanations, clearly guilty but trying to explain her side - while Souji is having absolutely none of her bullshit, his words clipped, barely restrained, and terse.It's then that the arguing becomes a shouting match, and even you could hear the faint crack in Kharn's voice in every punctuating word. Finally it all seems to come to a head, and you could hear a shudder in her voice that tells you that she's broken down. And then, apropos of nothing, a slapping sound. And another. And another.Then, Souji's voice, low and dour. Followed by a long silence - and then Kharn murmuring something through her tears. Silence follows for what seems like an interminable moment, and it's then that you hear the rustle of...cloth against cloth. [1/2]
>>23339491Oh yea.Perhaps we might meet some other characters from Black Lagoon.
>>23339559I guess you never read The Big Sleep.
>>23339570Yeah, her. Either way we have to check it out when back in town. Also act dismissively towards Iori while at it, because that's how it is.
>>23339573You move back away from the door, just as Chiaki does. You've heard enough. Listening more would simply be rude. You quietly motion for your sempai to follow, and she does so.The both of you dropped off Misaka in her room, the Warmaster's Cap still clutched tightly in her arms. You tried to pull it out, but Chiaki asked you to leave it - she'll give it back when she's ready. With the younger of the two Russian siblings tucked in, you make your way to the kitchen, where you spend a couple of minutes making your sempai pancakes while she waited. Relishing the chance to be able to do something like this again, when earlier you were all but resigned to part ways with the world of the living.Chiaki ate them with her usual gusto, ravenously tearing into the generous pile you made for her - and while the both of you agree that it could never match up to Mami's own, just seeing her smile once more after every bite was enough assurance that you're somewhat close to it. She thanks you, taking hold of your hand, and you couldn't help but wonder if...if the gesture meant something more. Maybe you could hope, now, but it's probably too early. Give it time, give it time.The meal ends, and the both of you make your way topside. Back to the surface. Just to...nail in the fact that you're back in the real world. Holding each other's hands as the elevator brought you up back from the subterranean levels.It's...night time. After dark. But the moon's quite full, lighting up the sky with the stars. With the blanket of white snow all around, the quiet chill of the Siberian winter - you finally allow yourself to relax completely.The nightmare is over. For now, at least."You...know I'm not really ratified yet as Warmaster, right?" Chiaki murmurs. "I can't really sentence anyone to do anything. Not yet, anyway."[2/3]
>>23339671Oh, you know. But Kharn seems to be quite convinced. Besides, things worked out, didn't they?"Guess so." Chiaki smiles as she turns back to look at the moon. "I...thank you for saving me, Midori. I have to say that again, because...I don't think anyone else would have."Of couse they would have. You were just conveniently there. But you'd do it again in a heartbeat."...Still. Thanks." She gives your hand a squeeze. "Now, uh, about that anime..."You tell her that you should just enjoy the quiet moment. She shakes her head at this, but acquiesces, allowing you your second sigh of relief that night.Silence. And then..."You met me at a strange time of my life," You murmur, echoing the words the armored fragment said to you, back in your father's restaurant. Chiaki blinks at this, a questioning look on her face, and you shake your head, smiling. She probably doesn't remember it, which is a good thing, considering.Strange indeed, you agree. You just hope that it gets better before it gets any stranger.For both your sakes, and everyone else's.
>>23339688And now, the healing truly begins.
>>23339688>"Now, uh, about that anime..."heh
And with that, the Siberia Arc is done! It's been a really long while but this part of MGNQ is finally over. The next thread will be set back in Japan once more!Your participation and feedback has been greatly appreciated! Thank you for seeing this arc through, and I hope to see you again in the succeeding ones. Questions answered in the meantime!
>>23339768Will we ever switch characters again?Quality quest Decu.
>>23339768Finally got through it, eh? Nice work. Looking forward to more, as always.
>>23339768Phew, now we are going back to all the characters we know and love.
>>23339768Huh, thought that'd be quest end. Where do we go from here?
>>23339792Ah, well, the next threads will be back to Chiaki's perspectives, but yes, flashbacks will still be in other characters' perspectives for sure!
>>23339768This has been an awesome ride so far, Deculture, you're the man for keeping up with this.Will we be returning to Chiaki once we're back in Japan? Will there be another chapter as the dickbutt Incubator? >sacrifices ladersor...is there a chapter known as the Ladersors?
How many Bling-Bling weapons will we be seeing in the upcoming threads?
>>23339768Thank you for the thread!Just how messed up did things get back in Japan during our Siberian adventure?
>>23339768haha! all that healing has given me a warm fuzzy feeling inside!or maybe that's the alcohol.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Questarchive is up!hope you fine upstanding gentlemen like the description.
>>23339832Japan, the rest of the Golden Weapons, figuring out Pinky!>>23339863Yes! And most possibly! And no, there aren't any Ladersors, hahaha!>>23339867Still fifteen of them to go! Plus Totally Awesome Sweet Alabama Liquid Snake and everything!
>>23339768Will we have control over Chiaki's hair? This is the most important question.
>>23339912THE ONLY QUESTION THAT MATTERS:WILL IT NOIR HARDER?
>>23339895Hahaha, well, somewhat messed up! But Chiaki will be able to handle it, for sure.>>23339914Of course! People will get to decide her new look, or if she goes back to her short-haired self.
>>23339933Of course! It will noir harder than it ever has before, but reasonably!
>>23339768Is a Midori/Madoka pairing just too much of a pipe dream by now?
>>23339958>but reasonablyOn a scale from Tracer Bullet (calvin&hobbes) to Sin City, where is that?
>>23339903Description could be better but I'm a fag like that.
>>23339768What does Midori wear under that sweater anyway?
>>23339961I'm...I wasn't aware of such a pairing. D:>>23339977I'd say Max Payne 1 or 3 levels of noir!
>>23340020Will there be OOOOORGANS?
will we see Kharn again?Did we ever teach her the soul gem trick?We need to get the Furry hat for Kyoko.Also the idol.....
>>23340019A sports bra, nothing else!
>>23339961MidoMado? MadoMido?! This is a new world!
>>23340034Maybe! I'm not writing it off!>>23340039Yes, Kharn will still be featured.I think she knows it herself!There'll be an epilogue for Siberia next thread, in any case.
>>23339768What the fuck is a chikuwa?
>>23340155Educate yoself, fool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikuwa
Really great thread Decu. Thanks for continuing to write this awesome quest.
>>23339614Pretty language doesn't make a noirany less ugly.
>>23339838We've got Sayaka left out of the originals, and at least one Madoka (classic or Malal), right?
>>23340549Along with Homura, yes.
>>23339671>>23339688>"You met me at a strange time of my life," You murmur, echoing the words the armored fragment said to you, back in your father's restaurant.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv9b2gjJjd4
We probably need to get Midori to cut our (Chiakis) hair n the next thread.She pretty much told us that we`re not the same person we were before. We are not Akemi Homura who wore her hair long or in braids. We are Chaki Matsuda, and we like our hair short, because having long hair is a pain in the ass.
>>23341924Ending Theme of Magical Girl Noir: The AnimationIt starts playing just a bit before the actual credits start showing up, so that the credits start showing right as the singing starts.
>>23340994Assuming this world's Homu is involved in things and the chest-burster thing is explained further.