The box drops from your hands and onto Kyuubey's desk with a damp squelch. The stench of blood immediately wafting from it as its gruesome contents bounces up to knock the lid loose.The Incubator blinks at this, then up at you. Its expression managing to depict mild annoyance despite its unchanging features."...You will, of course, explain to me why you've just dumped a severed head on top of my paperwork, Matsuda."You don't need to fucking explain anything, you growl at him. All he needs is to look inside the goddamn box and connect the dots himself.Another blink, another moment of silence. And it's then that he obliges you."...Ah."Ah. That's all he says? 'Ah'? "...I'd say something about not losing your head, Matsuda, but I do feel that it's not the proper statement to make at the moment."
>>25152871You are a Magical Girl, and it's been a long day. A very long day.And it's not even over yet.It started off well enough. You managed to reach a civil agreement with Miki Sayaka without either of you trying to stab each other in the face. You managed to delegate this week's high-profile missions and make some important decisions without embarrassing yourself too much. You got your new office on the way to being straightened out. You managed to cheer up a bedridden Callidus, and even cleared the air - mostly - with an idol without too much drama.You managed to do all those things without pulling a gun or someone. Some - including yourself - would say that this is the closest thing to you not resorting to that one-size-fits-all solution for a span of time longer than ten minutes. And it was going all so well, too. You'd very nearly gone a day being...responsible. Being diplomatic. You were beginning to think that this Warmaster thing wouldn't be so bad.Now this. While having a drink with one of your subordinates, you received a strange package out of nowhere. A box, all taped up nice and tight, with your name written on it. Generally cautious with this sort of thing, you opened it while stopping time in its tracks - Pinky looking over your shoulder as you did, being the same insane eldritchian nightmare she usually is.And surprising no one, it's a head. A severed human head of a girl, mutilated beyond recognition. Five words painfully familiar to you carved crudely into its forehead. Eyes torn out, revealing hollow pockets of blood and gouged flesh. A challenge, maybe? A warning? Or just someone fucking with you?[1/2]
Shoot him. In the face.Then apologise, but only sullenly.
>>25152887Never mind that whoever sent you this package made the girl look like Tomoe Mami before sending it to you - dyeing her hair the same shade of blonde, teasing it into the same curls. Even having her wear a copy of the flower brooch Mami always wore. No, you're not even upset about that, now that you've confirmed that Mami was still safe and sound (she was having tea with Sayaka at the time). What's upset you is that the person who did this - whoever it is - knew enough about you to do something like this. Worse still, the words that they'd carved into the poor girl's face meant that they were familiar with the Golden Weapons. With what's happening to you. And everyone who knew about that was either a close personal acquaintance, freezing in Siberia, or dead....You've never wanted to shoot someone in the face as badly as you wanted to now.You'd stuffed the box - head and everything - into your inventory, just after promising Pinky to bring her some of Mami's pancakes next time you made the natural progression of time your bitch. She merely pouted at this, before grumbling about how she'll be waiting - and then faded into nothing as you turned away. Still in frozen time, you ran out of the bar, looking for anyone who resembled the courier earlier. ...No dice, not even after you've ran a couple of blocks. You even checked the cars, to see if they'd snuck into one. Your Shield was clicking frantically, nearly red-hot by the time you'd finished. There was no trace of him - as if he'd disappeared.You disengaged your Shield and walked back to the bar, your mood black as you met a nonplussed Charles and a baffled Kumatora in the middle of her second glass of strawberry milk. She'd asked where you went, or what was in the package you'd been holding earlier - you merely shook your head and asked her to finish her drink, as you needed to get to the Officio right away. [2/3]
>>25152895She didn't ask about the bloodstains on your skirt, although you saw her eyes flicking down towards it. Smart girl.The drive was quick, and you rushed past stuttering Magical Girls and kowtowing employees to get to Kyuubey's office. The Incubator was in the middle of signing a heap of paperwork when you burst in. That was when you dropped the box on his table.Which brings you back to now."...I'll try to look past the fact that I'll be conducting some takeover negotiations with bloodstained paperwork and ask you, Matsuda, if you've any idea what this is about." Kyuubey looks down into the box again, one appendage reaching forward and carefully nudging the head to reveal its grisly message. "I have my own suspicions, of course, but I'd like it if my Warmaster offered her own opinion. Show some proactivity for once."How do you respond?
>>25152905State the obvious. That someone with olden weapons has just openly declared a hit on Mami.THEN back it up with the warning we recieved from pinky.
>>25152895>...You've never wanted to shoot someone in the face as badly as you wanted to now.HE'S RIGHT THERE AND BEING SO SMUGHE'LL GET BETTER
>>25152891>>25152975No shooting of the boss, goddammit.We've spent time trying to work more professionally already.
>>25152905"Someone familiar with the Golden Weapons is trying rattle me, and possibly you through extension. They knew enough about me and the Officio to know who I care about, where I frequent, and what Mami looks like. The question left is who this girl was; one of ours or a civilian."
>>25152905"I got someone who hates me. Someone who knows about my trips to Charles bar, who knew that I was going to go there, who knows about the golden weapons and someone who knows about my connection with Mami.""I'm guessing that this person must be a magical girl, or has a magical girl helping them"
>>25152905I have heard rumors that a certain Prophet might be after our blonde haired angel. Who he/she/it is I do not know, but would like to. After all, a tombstone needs a name, it's only proper.Wat do QB?
>>25152905Don't mention Pinky. "I've had a very shitty day so don't push me or I'll shoot you." Calm down, deep breath. "Someone's declared a hit on Mami and they knew where I'd be and when I'd be there. I'm not fond of coincidences. Whoever did this KNEW. I need a list of names now before I shove that stupid hat down your throat and go shoot up every courier in the city until I get what I want."
>>25152905Shoot him in the fucking face and remark that there's nothing to be suspicious about.SOMEONE, just sent us a goddamn fish in a newspaper.Continue talking to a corpseHe should be perfectly aware that Mami is the obvious target and that she should be protected at all times until this shit is resolved.Then reveal Pinky and Prophet stuff.Wait for new QB
>>25152905There isn't anyone I can name that isn't already deadThere are a few factions I would guess that might have something to do with thisAs nothing solid can be proven though I would suggest assigning Tomoe Mami a guard and possibly relocating her to the officio for the time being, while she is quite skilled we have seen that there are those out there who are extremely dangerous and losing her would be a blow to our officio both in morale and in the void it would leave in our ranksAlso I recommend putting some effort towards discovering who this head is of, who sent it and what they are planning to do other than threaten MamiAs warmaster this is my recommendation, the safety of our operatives is part of my responsibility as their superior
>>25152905"Point 1: Whoever did this possesses, or is at the very least familiar with, the golden weapons. Because that goddamn phrase.Point 2: It was deliberately dressed up as Tomoe Mami.Point 3: It was not delivered in a terribly Conventional manner. Given the freshness of the dead head, whoever did it would have had to have known exactly where I was at any given moment, and had a girl on hand to provide the head.Point 4: I had been informed, en route from Siberia, with a cryptic warning indicating that someone referred to as "The Prophet" needs to die, or Tomoe Mami will.My conclusion is as follows: Someone connected to the golden weapons has either put out a hit on, or intends to kill one of the best magical girls in this officio. Furthermore, it is probable that hey are doing it specifically to fuck with us, either to draw me out, lure me into a trap, or simply hurt me.You want proactive? I'm issuing an order to have a team protecting Tomoe Mami at all times. I am also dispatching a team specifically to investigates this. I want a strategy meeting with all senior staff and rank leaders to plan a counterattack to deal with this threat.Someone just declared war on us, Kyuubey. And I intend to show them what a war really is."
>>25152905this >>25152993So, plans for protecting Mami? We could pull Midori from the S&R job to run doppelganger duties.
Shoot him.well, shoot him with intention to miss.then throw him a silent glare.
>>25152905"Someone wants to get my attention, someone who knows me. Knows about my social life, knows about the golden weapons, and either of those things on their own are knowing way too fucking much.They've succeeded in getting my attention."Squeeze fist tightly, unconsciously. "As to what end.. Maybe they want the golden weapons. Maybe they just want to sabotage a new warmaster. I hope you appreciate the sheer effort I'm putting into being rational about this at the moment."
Try to resist shooting KyubeyBarely succeed
>>25153050That is just wrongI am laughing way too hard at it
>>25153031Another callidus, please.I'm sure we have others. A mixed squad of eversors, vindicares and callidus to protect her.
I like how threatening Mami made a bunch of posters want to unleash hell on fucking Pinky, and now Kyuubey even though he hasn't done anything egregious lately. Heaven forbid we run into Sayaka again today.But seriously don't shoot Kyubey, it isn't going to help anything.
Let's not shoot Kyuubey.We're not quite that antagonistic anymore. Plus, he's a pretty decent boss compared to the other Incubators. no need to hack him off.
Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDbUnless Decu says next time he's running is Monday, the Ebook will be updated Sunday. Otherwise I'll update it at the end of the thread.
>>25153070Do we even HAVE other Callidus? I thought half the appeal in getting Midori was that we didn't have many or possibly any.
>>25153070>I'm sure we have others.Maybe. But do we trust them enough to guard our precious Mami?
>>25153090Mami was going to put Midori on a room at the Callidus floor of the main building. I would think there would be enough to warrant a floor dedicated to housing them.
>>25152905>"Look, it's obviously related to the golden weaponry, and what do we know about those? That they're bad news for everyone. Now what I'd like you to do is check who the hell this head belongs to and have a mixed squad, Cullexus included, watch over Mami.
>>25152905First, we're not going to shoot our boss. That'll just delay things and we're no longer a slacker that shoots QB whenever they feel like it.Then, >>25152993 and telling QB that a "source" has told us that someone named "the Prophet" is targeting Mami.
>>25153108Oh and I veto/vote against on the whole "Shoot QB" matter
>>25153106It could be like the situation with the Culexus; we HAD enough Callidus at one point to warrant an entire floor. That number has since been severely reduced. QB did say that Callidus are now very rare and much in demand for those that still know how to use them.
>>25153090It would be a piss-poor officio if it didn't have a single Callidus before we 'recruited' Midori. I can't remember exactly how rare they're supposed to be, but that seems excessive - Culexus are supposed to be pretty uncommon too, and there were enough of them to warrant their own dorms before the incident.
>>25153028I like this. You've got my vote.
>>25153141the fact that they made everyone void their stomachs had nothing to do with it?pretty sure it did.
Just going to hit 3.5 shadowruns for a minute. Can unattended magical girl bodies be taken over by soul gems without bodies?How many soul gems could you stick in a severed head?Have we checked the head for tampering?Did we REALLY just bring a package sent by an enemy team into our headquarters without any security checks at all?!
>>25153163>Did we REALLY just bring a package sent by an enemy team into our headquarters without any security checks at all?!Yo, we're THE most important and intimidating person around.Cut the security some slack
>>25153121AgreedWe're the warmaster now so no shooting the mutant rat, it sets a bad precedent
>>25153154They still wouldn't need a dorm if there were only a handful of culexus, there are far more cost-effective ways of separately housing that number of people.
>>25153163Since the Siberian Base had to research an artificial body interface, I don't think so.The Soulgem is probably tuned to their original body, and so no, they can't just switch bodies.Otherwise they would have been able to use cryo-preserved corpse. Unless it was one of a specific Meguca's powers related to their wish, to switch bodies easily.
>>25153108>Cullexus includedWe have one.She's not on active duty.Did you mean Calidus?
>>25153163Unattended bodies just can't be "taken over"An empty body like the torture ones we had made will be able to be taken over if they throw it in the slot
>>25153177I don't know.Imagine the rumours.>Oh god, heard about Ninth Warmaster?>The timestopping one?>Yeah the same. I hear she casually shoots her Incubator in the head, whenever she's upset.>She can DO that?! No repercussions?>Horrifying, right?
>>25153028I second this.>I want a strategy meeting with all senior staff and rank leaders to plan a counterattack to deal with this threat.This however would make us look weak. Do we really want the Megucas under us to know how freaked out we are by a simple Threat?
>>25153216It would ruin QB's image among the other Incubators which would have repercussions with our relations with other Officio's.The Ninth may have the Magical Girls of two Officio's, but that doesn't mean anything if 3 or more Officio's, or Home Office and the First, decide that we need some corporate restructuring.
>>25153216I see it going more like>did you hear about the ninth warmaster?>you mean that crazy bitch who shooter her incubator?>that's the one, the boss feels she is dangerously unstable and that the incubator has lost control so we are going to cleanse them
People, people, we're jumping the gun a bit on shooting QB. Wait until he does something to deserve it, like dismissing the threat to our beloved pancake-girl. *Then* we shoot him.
>>25153231Yo, we're the Warmaster.We care about people.
>>25153231It wouldn't make us look weak, it would show that we react to threats seriouslyAlso if we strike back hard enough and do something along the lines of obliterating all trace of the idiots threatening the one person we really cared about for most of our time in this world we will show that if you fuck with us we will end you, no matter how small the offense
>>25153236Operation of this scale requires incubator's license.Them cats don't want to cleanse shit one like the third.Why would they attack perfectly working and powerful officio like the ninth?Especially considering the monster in the basement
>>25153028>I want a strategy meeting with all senior staff and rank leaders to plan a counterattack to deal with this threat.Overreacting is just as bad as not reacting enough.If the Prophet knew enough about us to target Mami, then they would know enough that we would have a disproportionate response. In fact, that's probably what they planned on.It would show that we're unstable and unable to control ourselves, and that's not something that we can afford when this is just our first day on the job.
>>25153231>This however would make us look weak. Do we really want the Megucas under us to know how freaked out we are by a simple Threat?Freaked out? No. Dealing with a high-level threat to our officio by planning, getting opinions of the senior staff, coming up with solid information before counterstriking, and not just flipping out and wanting to murderise thing like Kharn? Hell yes.
>>25153239Might be a bad precedent. Chiaki literally worships the ground Mami walks on. Were it any other girl the reaction would probably be starkly different.
>>25153265>Planning and getting advice instead of just flipping out and killing stuff>Unable to control ourselvesI don't think we're on the same page.
>>25153269Weeeeeell...I bet Mami is crazy popular all around officio.I think the girls would appreciate our action
>>25153269Pretty much everyone who knows Mami worships the ground she walks onOur entire officio and the rabbits would go to war on a rumor of a threat to her let alone something like this
There's three reasons as to send something like this;1: sender is crazy2: sender wishes to provoke a response3: sender is using the item as a delivery method for something else1: we can't do much against.2: The most likely response we have is keeping mami safe, meaning putting a guard on her. What does that do? Mami doesn't do too many solo missions, so it's not we'll be crippled there. An honour guard takes some resources up so it might be that, but it's not exactly something that will really be a problem. 3: Make sure we check it's not a bomb, JC.Can we send mami to the moon for a bit? Or is the moon coobie only territory?
>>25153292>Can we send mami to the moon for a bit? Or is the moon coobie only territory?Only coobies and the Warmaster of the First.We can always keep Mami in our apartment. Specifically, the kitchen.
>>25152905I like this one because it covers the basics, without us seeming either too cold or too flipping-out.>>25153037
>>25153278You're still pulling in "all senior staff and rank leaders", even though some of them are undoubtedly on missions right now.Flipping out and killing stuff isn't the only type of disproportionate response; calling an emergency meeting with all of the senior staff is just as bad.
Well. If we need Mami protected and have no faith in anyone beingable to protect Mami other than us.. Then Mami just will have to stay with us at all time for some weeks until we can identify the threat.
Let's call Pinky again and order her to issue gold-bearers a ban on hurting Mami.Or else
>>25153338>>25153292Addendum: Didn`t Pinky outright say that none of her chosen would do something so crude? It may be someone who knows about the golden weapons but doesn`t have one. Or who took the weapon and put one of the Chosen down. It could be a trick to divert our attention from something else.
>>25153367Prophet is Creed now.But seriously, how do we find the damn bitch?
>>25153354Or else what, bitch? We literally can do nothing to Pinky, except suicide.
>>25153367You have a point. She did say that. Quite likely you're right. It's very likely someone who's familiar with them, or someone who also managed to kill one the bearers and steal their weapon like Kilgore did.
>>25153367>It could be a trick to divert our attention from something else.The concert
>>25153367Like, Ruri and whatever she's cooking up with the concert?Make us focus so much on Mami and the threat to her, that we don't adequately prepare for what she's going to do?Or maybe the threat to Mami IS real, not just a decoy, and so she wins either way.
>>25153367>Didn`t Pinky outright say that none of her chosen would do something so crude?Except like 3 of them and other Killgore-like cases
>>25153367She was implying that they wouldn't deliver Mami's head in a box.I've no doubt there's some that would kill Mami especially since she used to have a gold weapon.
>>25153385We can pout really cutely at her
>>25153367It might be someone who has access to files on golden weapon users, or who has personally seen golden weapon users in action enough to know that they're violent and insane and like saying a certain phrase a large number of times. That could narrow the list down a bit, but it's best to start with the most likely people who would have a grudge against Chiaki enough to send this horrific message.Oriko would be a suspect. Chiaki killed Kirika in her attempt to save Mami. If she was bitter enough about it, she could have contracted with an incubator to help her get revenge on Chiaki, or otherwise hired another agency to do such a thing.
>>25152993 >>25153028You gather your thoughts at the same time you take a deep breath. Composing yourself, forcing back the compulsion of pulling steel and pumping a few cathartic rounds into the smug mutant cat. Reasoning to yourself that it would just slow things down; that it would just annoy the both of you; and that it would be a waste of ammunition. You close your eyes, letting your breath out in a sigh, before talking.You tell him what you know and what you think, point by point. You make sure to emphasize the most important facts, here: that the culprit knows about the Golden Weapons, it knows about your habits, and it know about your connection with Tomoe Mami. The message is there, plain and simple - someone is planning to have the blonde killed. This being anything else - intimidation, psychological warfare, or even a taunt - is much too optimistic to even consider. Someone wants Tomoe Mami dead, pure and simple, and they were willing to get someone innocent dragged into it by using her head as the proverbial brick through the window."A serious allegation, but one I can fully understand where it's coming from." Kyuubey muses. "You seem terribly convinced, here, though."...Who else wouldn't be convinced? Someone just sent you a fucking severed head. There's not much gray area in this one. And since he wants you to be proactive, you'll do so right now, by issuing an order to have a team protecting Tomoe Mami at all times, as well as a team to investigate this thoroughly. You also want to meet - immediately - with all senior staff and rank leaders to plan a counterattack, just in case the worst case scenario happens."Let's not get too ahead of ourselves, now." The mutant cat replies gently, before falling into silence, shaking his head, and then continuing. Both appendages carefully placing the lid back on the box. [1/2]
>>25153415"I do agree, however - this seems more and more like a declaration. Someone has their sights on Tomoe Mami. Very well, I'll have the rank leaders come up in a little bit. But before that..." Kyuubey looks up at you. "I'd like you to be more honest with me. You are my warmaster, I am your Incubator. You are my right hand. We must have honesty, Matsuda. We need to understand each other." ...What? What's he being touchy-feely about, now?"Three times I've felt you thinking about shooting me, Matsuda, in as many minutes the moment you stepped into my office. I knew what you were here for the moment I saw you. No, I wasn't reading your mind - merely skimming the surface, nothing more. You've certainly given me enough evidence to believe you, as well as a solid-sounding theory. But what makes you so sure? What gives you that conviction?". . ."Ever since Tomoe Mami rescued you from that barrier, you've always been a difficult one to deal with. You killed me, twice, before I could even get a word in edgeways. You've been a source of frustration and worry, both to me, Tomoe Mami, and even Sakura Kyoko. Malal had always hid it, but there's little you can hide from an Incubator, even when you wear a Culexus Helmet every waking hour." Kyuubey sighs. "You are Warmaster now, Matsuda, and I'd like to take this opportunity to ask if there is anything you are hiding from me. Convince me that my decision to make you Warmaster is the right one."It seems that the mutant cat wants you to spill the beans about Pinky.Tell him.Lie.
>>25153292We could always keep Mami at our apartment...The harem grows.
>>25153421"There's a god living in my head without paying rent"
>>25153421>Convince me that my decision to make you Warmaster is the right oneNo.I didn't ask for this.You appointed me, so now you have to deal with It.
>>25153421Tell the little fuckerSay that after the Siberia incident we regained more of ourself and realize that she is linked to us by our history, we saw her in the barrier and we think she has sent us text and other messages warning us
>>25153421>Tell him.Let's get this shit out in the open. Kyuubey's being reasonable. He's not the cock he was in the series, and we're on the same side.We need to work together now.
>>25153421>Tell him.but say it all in one sentence, lets see if he believes us
>>25153421>Tell him.Lying seems really counterproductive at this time. He will get to know of this eventually.
>>25153421Punch him. Then tell him that the girl in our recurring nightmares wasn't just a hallucination.
>>25153421>Tell him.he already knows a lot more about Pinky than he let's on, also that if Mami didn't recommend us to be warmaster and the other voting parties didn't jump the bandwagon we would never have become warmaster.
>>25153421[x]tell him everythingbecause somebody actually needs to know and we WILL fall apart otherwise.
>>25153421>Tell him.The time for the truth is now at hand.
>>25153421Uh.. Maybe NOW we shoot him? Shit idk.
>>25153421SPILL NIGGA SPILL
>>25153421Tell Him.But Don't tell him. *Show* him.Pull him into a timestop and introduce, Pinky, AKA Faust.Let's have the mutant cat shit himself to impress the severity of the situation on him.
>>25153421>Tell him.Sure, why not.
>>25153421>Show him.we did say we'd introduce pinky to some of our 'friends'
>>25153483Ooooooo, but I like this.
>>25153431yesperfectFollow with "I am the reason Faust exists. I am the reason she is giving Magical Girls gaudy, overpowered weapons that drive them insane.And I am the only one who can fix it. So you can either help me, and convince your 'brothers' to help me, or you can watch the entire world go to shit."
>>25153421".............The truth is, I'm a time traveller."
>>25153421>[x]Tell him."You told that you promised someone to keep me alive. Remember? Did this person have black eyes, pink hair and black hair ribbons?"
>people wanting to show coobie to faustyou guys need to remember, she probably remembers how coobie acts in alternate timelines and we may get killed by faust just because we showed kyuubey to her.
>>25153483But we promised pancakes.We should introduce her to the whole gang at once. Sayaka, Kyouko, Mami, Kyuubey. Maybe not Midori cos that might get awkward.
>>25153483To be honest, I'm not sure we can actually pull other living people into timestop with us. And even if we did, I'm really not sure it's a good idea to actually introduce Pinky to anyone, even if they're possibly immortal like Kyubey.
>>25153515We can. It's one of our canon abilities. Also one of the limits on our timestop. Anyone in physical contact with us gets pulled into frozen time.
>>25153421>Tell him.Screw it, might as well.Captcha excepting wholicktYes captcha, we tell no one except the one who licks.
>>25153421Kyuubey can read our mind, right? Considering he can do that but isn't, when it's potentially dangerous info, that's damn polite.Shoot him, but respectfully so.But, no, really, we should tell him about Pinky and how she's fixated on us. Ideally it shouldn't change much, as Pinky is less likely to be releasing so much unfocused destruction if she's focusing on making us all messed up.Ideally.
>>25153526But the only one who has licked anything in this story is Murderface.And she already knows.
>>25153526Nope, never mind. Switching to >>25153483
Show and tell?
>>25153483I love this plan. But is it actually possible? I thought our timestop stopped everyone around us, even if we touched them?
>>25153552Anyone we touch is free to act as long as they're in physical contact with us.
>>25153421Tell, don't show.We promised Pinky pancakes. Coobs isn't a pancake yet.
>>25153483>>25153524In that case, go with this. He needs to understand the gravity of the situation.
>>25153549Show and tell.
Can someone explain 2 things to me. Why do people assume that:1) Pinky will show herself2) Pinky will appreciate being the object that we show to an Incubator.
>>25153585this.thats what i said earlier, this is one of those times where /tg/ saw a retarded idea and ran with it screaming Derp the entire way.
>>25153585Because so far she's been there every time we timestopped.
>>25153421"I have an imaginary friend who is also possibly an insane eldritchian nightmare god.I call her Pinky.So yeah, that's a thing."
>>25153585Hmm, guess you're right. Let's go with just telling then.
>>25153597That idea just happened to hit /tg/ resonant retard frequency.
>>25153415>>25153421>[x]Tell him.But do it Incubator-Style. We obviously won`t spill everything we know."It seems that Homura Akemi goes way back with the Witch known as Faust. That much is certain. But what their Relationship was or what Faust`s Intentions are remains unclear even to me. But since I am still lacking all the Details to make an accurate guess this is all I will have to say for now. "Homu. As. Fuck.
Is it really a good idea to have QB physically meet Pinky?Faust does not have good memories of the Incubators, and she's been deliberately mucking with the work that the Incubators have been doing. And using Pinky like this, will probably end up with her being annoyed at us even more than before.>>25153603QB can read our surface intentions, he can know if we're lying.
>>25153421Introduce him to Pinky, but "let's do this over pancakes. She'll probably be hungry."
>>25153602Pretty sure that you're wrong. It wouldn't make any sense for her to be tied to our timestops. Whenever she appeared before us it was because she wanted to. Why would she want to now..?
>>25153415[Truth]"...Let me see if I can sum this up briefly. I'm from another timeline. Something went terribly wrong with an amazingly powerful magical girl, something I don't entirely remember, who is now an insane goddess with the power to re-write reality. Now she haunts me, appearing to me oftentimes when I use my power to stop time, and she's behind the appearance of the golden weapons. But she's mostly just given them out to the violent or deluded, and hasn't usually facilitated their plans or seemingly made any of her own. She seems to have a fixation on me, but also wants me dead, and with her craziness it's hard to get usable information out of her, but in this case I think she may be telling me the truth in that this particular case isn't her doing, Like the Kilgore case, where she didn't anticipate someone else taking the golden weapon and using it for their own ends. But at least if I suspect a golden weapon may be involved, I can sometimes confirm it if she says something that matches up. So I guess you could say I have a little pink bird on my shoulder, one that may rip out my jugular at any moment."
>>25153585>>25153597>>25153612Now that we've exposed the idea for the bad idea that it truly is, can we put a stop to it, or will it still get used because not enough people recant?
>>25153648Don't know? Depends on how far along Decu is with writing.
>>25153648Itll probably get used, because while a terrible idea in a getting things done way, it could produce entertainment.
>>25153616This. Pull the old "You didn`t ask" on him. Spilling the Beans is okay, we just have to spill them very carefully.
>>25153648We're witnessing the birth of a second "get fucked" here. The tears after this will be delicious.
>>25153524Is there a source on this? I've never seen Homura pull a human in with her. If you mean when she realized that stopping time when Kyouko grabbed her was useless, I thought that was more because timestopping and having Kyouko frozen around her would still have made it hard to break out of her grasp and been a waste of magic.
>>25153671And that's terrible. Because it's just like what happened with Mirai and Midori.We'll lose someone we could have saved, if not for doing something stupid.
...Wait a minute. Was it even Pink who first warned us about Mami? I thought it was Wendy in our dream.
>>25153702That's because It was
>>25153697I'll admit, it would be kind of funny if Pinky had a way to permanently kill Kyubey, and then suddenly the story shifts as we personally have to deal with a SHITLOAD of fallout from the fact that we just managed to get an incubator and the owner of an entire officio murdered. But seriously, let's not.
>>25153693>>I've never seen Homura pull a human in with her.When Sayaka witches out and Kyouko is being attacked by spinning wheels. Homura pulls her into the time-stop and they escape the barrier together while Oktavia is frozen. >>25153702Pinky told us about the Prophet. She said she had a special treat for us, got cheeky, and then we managed to get her to tell. Then we told Wendy later
>>25153702Pinky told us in our dream on the plane coming back from SiberiaWe almost made her forget by mentioning whiskey pancakes and it sidetracked her then she remembered the prophet bit
>>25153712Then maybe we're jumping the gun a bit on telling Kyubey about our primary source of information, when it was actually a secondary source that gave us the tidbit about the Prophet in the first place.Also irony in the fact that if Wendy warned us about a prophet in the future, wouldn't that make her a prophet too?
>>25153702It was, wasn't it?That being the case, why should we even bother telling QB about Pinky? Seems like a recipe for disaster to me. Somehow I imagine telling QB that we have his #1 most wanted super-witch inside our head would not exactly make him trust us very much, and I rather doubt either QB or Pinky would be terribly happy to see each other if we pulled the timestop trick for introductions.
>>25153730D'oh how did I forget that part.
>>25153693Homura grabbing Kyouko, freezing time, and getting the fuck out of the newly-formed Octavia's witch barrier at the begining of episode 9.When Kyoko grabber her earlier, Homura didn't want to pull Kyouko in with her into the frozen time, as it would be a waste of magic if a moving kyoko still have her pinned, and it would have given away her time stopping powers.
>There are people in this thread who seriously believe trusting an Incubator is a good idea.>There are people in this thread who seriously believe that letting him and Pinky meet is a good idea.This will be another GetFucked and I wish I could hate you people to death.
>>25153740>>25153736>>25153712No, it wasn't Wendy that told us about the Prophet. It was Pinky on the plane ride back from Siberia.We told Wendy that the Prophet was going after Mami, and she said she'd have her girls look into it.Why do you insist on being this stupid?
Rolled 6[x] Show truth.But first we need some Mami pancakes. Then we stop time, feed Pinky pancakes and horrify our Incubator.
>>25153736>Then maybe we're jumping the gun a bit on telling Kyubey about our primary source of information, We're not telling Kyubey due to the threat to Mammaries. We're telling the Incubator the truth about a certain pink haired devil goddess because it asked about them. >>25153740It's a lose/possibly lose situation.Don't tell him? He's not going to trust us as much. Tell him? We don't know, maybe he will be concerned, maybe he won't. Maybe he has some handy info on what needs to be done. The way to say this is to say that due to Faust's pre-existence focusing on us she's not going around fucking other stuff up, so it's in the incubators interests not to adjust what they do due to that.
>>25153754A good idea is one that entertains.Not that I'm voting for it, but failure is just as interesting as success if done right.
As raised in the last thread, we need to ask if midori's contract was amended to the same terms of our regularly contracted magical girls.Mainly for a peace of mind thing.
>>25153730>my face when I just now realize all the train tracks are iconic imagery because Sayaka's always fucked up in the same way. Her personal RPG adventure is literally on rails.
>>25153764I'm not insisting on anything, fuck you very much.First two sentences would have sufficed.But okay, my mistake
>>25153754yep. Looks like summer is here. Then again, I suppose Coobs will be able to tell if we are lying to him.
>>25153764It's hardly "stupid" to get a little mixed up on details from 2 months and a dozen threads ago.
>>25153764Hey, I honestly didn't remember man.
>>25153754We don't tell him we are just as fucked if we doTaking him to see Pinky is going full retard but coming clean about shit that is a threat to his entire officio if not the world is something that will bite us on the ass 100x worse if we don't tell him
>>25153778You're the sort of person that killed the last bizarre slime quest
I got a theory! Someone wants to be a God. By pancakes. And only thing that still stands between her and divinity is Mami. And her pancakes.When we kill Prophet, Mami will get possibility to ascend into Pancake Goddes and mediate Pinky,
>>25153778But that's not really failure, is it? Failure means that we lose something we already had, or don't get something we could have received.And just like we lost Mirai because of a bad choice, something bad is going to happen if we don't stop bad ideas before they get momentum.There's still people voting for a bad idea even though we've already identified it as bad. Like this guy >>25153776
>>25153810Did you just not see the "Not that I'm voting for it"?I barely ever vote on things, I'm just along for the ride.If people want to do something that ends horribly, I dont care as long as its still written well.
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO INFORM DECU THAT I THINK INTRODUCING PINKY TO QB IS A BAD IDEABUT ONLY BECAUSE WE PROMISED PANCAKES
>>25153810I stopped following it quite a while ago. What happened?
>>25153853It doesn't matter if you're voting or not. You're still the type of player, by your own admission, that would like to see the Bad End just because you're curious, regardless of the consequences.
>>25153835>we lost Mirai because of a bad choiceExactly, it was a bad choice, but it was still entertaining to read.
>>25153883No, you're putting words in my mouth.I dont want to see the bad end more than any other end, I just want to read Decus writing because it entertains me.I dont much care where he takes it, thats up to you guys, not me.
>>25153885It would have been difficult as hell to get Mirai back to Japan, though. It was shown that Jyubey could possess the soulgems and make them witch out at will; even if she were alive, she'd likely be a prisoner for the rest of her life in a secured cold room in Siberia, or killed because she'd be too much of a liability in a top-secret R&D (and containment) facility.
How much do we actually know about our own past in-character now anyway? Presumably we got some stuff back with the defrag in Siberia, but I get the impression that we're still not quite to 100% yet. Do we even remember our own history with Pinky at this point in the first place?Regardless, I think a brief, bare-minimum answer is best anyway. If we give full disclosure about Pinky, we risk imminent termination. It's a tossup as to whether QB would see us as an opportunity to learn more about Faust, or a liability who's been compromised and needs to be eliminated. Actually dragging QB into stopped time to MEET Pinky is full pants-on-head retarded. There's absolutely no possible way that can end well.Keep it short, simple, and cryptic. An Incubator-style answer for the Incubator.
>>25153483You make your decision, and give the Incubator a slow nod. Reaching over the box with both hands, picking him up off of his seat."...Matsuda?" Kyuubey's voice carries with it a note of puzzlement. "What are you--"You shift him to one arm, just as you take hold of the rim of our shield. Pushing it slowly, carefully, the abused gears grinding and gnashing painfully as you force time to a dead stop. The world, as always, loses color, reduced to a dull cast-iron gray. Silence fills your ears, along with the sound of your own breathing, and your own blood pulsing through your veins."What's this?" The Incubator asks again, his voice echoing in your mind. "Matsuda, is this what happens when you stop time? I..." Kyuubey sounds like he's about to say something again, but falls silent. "Fascinating. Quite fascinating. But I don't know what this has to do with--"The moment you realize something is wrong - terribly wrong - is the moment that the world disappears. Leaving you standing in the middle of a flooded, ruined Mitakihara. Bodies, corpses everywhere, some facedown in the mud and muck, others looking up to the sky, their faces permanently frozen in horror. Not one of them whole - each one torn apart or dismembered to some extent. The smell of rot - of decay - is sickeningly sweet, a scent that grows chokingly stronger when the scream erupts, loud enough to shake the sky."WHAT IS THAT THING DOING HERE?! WHY DID YOU BRING HIM HERE, HOMURA-CHAN?!"You turn to see Pinky - no, Faust - in the form that you encountered in Siberia. A twisted, giant presence, with the stark face of a dying sun, a grin full of too many teeth, and eyes blackened with too many secrets and too many lies. Her claws are no longer playful, pointy tips to her gloved fingers - they are now scythes, each the length of your arm, dripping with blood and gore, gnarled where they sprouted out from arthritic knuckles. [1/2]
Rolled 5>>25153754>Not trusting Coobie after all he's doneCoobs has been nothing but a responsible, caring boss that cares about the health and happiness of his employees this entire quest. He's not the sociopathic monster from canon. If he was anyone but Kyuubey thus wouldn't even be an issue.
>>25153948Her back hunched over, vertebrae jutting out from her back, terrible wings of black bone sprouting from her shoulderblades. An angel, imagined by demons who fed on despair."WHY. DID. YOU. BRING. HIM. HERE?!" The monstrous beast's roar hits you, a wall of sound, slamming into you and nearly bowling you over. Kyuubey scrambles up your arm and perches tightly on your shoulder - you feel his tiny claws push against your skin, through your clothes. "THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE JUST OUR SPECIAL PLACE!"Without warning, without preamble - the monster that was once Pinky charges you. Loping at you, its clawed feet tearing through the ground, its scythed fingers slicing air. Its maw blooming open, exposing its forest of ivory teeth, each one stringy with pink saliva."I have no idea why you brought me here, Matsuda, but I'd like to get out of here now," Kyuubey says, strangely calm, yet his words are hurried. "If this was your idea of an explanation, then I will consider it. But let us leave before something happens."Disengage timestop immediately.No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.
>>25153948"meet the one who does not pay rent"
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.
>>25153948This was a truly terrible idea.
>>25153948Yep. Great Idea.
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.we're here so we may as well get on with this
>>25153948Fucking beautifulGood game everyone, shit has hit the fan terminally now so I doubt anything good will happen from now on
>>25153965Welp.I knew It.Might as well risk It now and try to gain the control.>[x]Stand
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.if we leave now she will be pissed the next time we come back, lets get this over with so she wont murder us the next time we stop time
>>25153948goddamnit decu>>25153965[x] Stand there and take it. Try to say 'I'm sorry' between blows.Because if we're going to fuck it up we're going to fuck ALL of it up.
>>25153965>Disengage timestop immediately.
>>25153965>Disengage timestop immediately.This was a stupid retarded idea, a lot of people were against this, and people need to think their ideas through or we get more situations like this cropping up in the future.
>>25153948Sonofafuck.I just came in and what is this.Whos great idea was this?
I'd like to congratulate all the retards on yet another horrible idea. Wonder how many more until Decu gets fed up with this stupidity and permakills us.>>25153965>Disengage timestop immediately.
>>25153965No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.
>>25153984Excellent, we can get back to the noir
>>25153965[X] Stand your groundWe're here for answers. Ask her why we both hate Kyuubey so much.
>>25153965No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.We gotta do this sooner or later, sooner is better
>>25153984You're a faggot.I don't really know what else to say because you are literally going "WAH SOMETHING I DIDNT WANT TO HAPPEN DID AND NOW EVERYTHING IS RUINED"
>>25153965> Stand your ground"I'm not going to make a habit of dragging him here. He wanted answers, and now I'm giving them to him."
>>25153965>Coobie is terrifiedAnd that's how you know that shit has got really, really bad.
>>25154000>permakilling MCs>in quest threadsCome oooon.Chiaki is the holy cow now and there's no Midoris to lose
>>25153965>>Disengage timestop immediately.I WANT TO GET OFF MR.BONES WILD RIDE.
>>25154003Noir doesn't mean constant failure, you know."The Big One", and "Blade Runner"'s neo-noir both end with the protagonist and their romantic partner surviving.
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.welp
>>25153965>Disengage timestop immediately.OUTOUTOUTHoooo boy.How to placate Pinky later.
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.disengaging wont get us the answers we want
>>25154012Holy shit, I... I agree with Crix.HOLY FUCK THE WORLD IS ENDINGALL IS LOSTALL IS LOST
>>25153965[x] Throw kyubey at pinkyWhat? It's not like he can permadie!
>>25154020That's assuming that Pinky won't get pissed off enough just to be done with the entire thing and murder both of them.
>>25154020I see you haven't been in any quests where the DM isn't as lenient as Decu is..
>>25153965>[X]No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.This is not the time to back down.This is the time to get things to stop being so fucked up in the head.
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense."Do you want me to bring you pancakes or not?"
>>25153965>>[X]Disengage timestop immediately.That went better than I expected it too.>>25154036>>How to placate Pinky later.Get her the pancakes we promised her and wear something racy, I guess.
For everyone saying to stay, have you actually thought your action through?How are we going to stop Pinky from killing us when, in the current state that she's in, she isn't going to stop?
>>25154028in blade runner's case, only a few years more for both of them
>>25154020>implyiing chiaki won't die>he seriously believes thisits like you don't know HOW this will work.we already nearly died once and pretty much survived essentially on luck and good decisions.go to hell anon, go to hell.
>>25154067Bunnysuit. It has to be pancakes with a bunnysuit.
>>25154059And what happened?The story ended and was never continued?Change of protag?Seriously curious now
>>25154070Yes, which is an optimistic end for a Meguca, all things considered.
>>25153965How odd. I was so pissed about people voting to bring coobs in, my fury wrapped back around into pic related.>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.
>>25154069They have this idea that Pinky will stop at the last moment. Or that we have god mode on. >Reeeelax, man. It will work out somehoow. Whaat could possibly go wroong..
>>25153922Jyubey's power might not actually work unless the soul gem is being possessed currently by the magical girl in question, hence why he didn't do anything until we put Mirai into the fake body. So technically perhaps we could have just taken her soul gem with us to Japan, had Kyubey meet us somewhere and transfer the contract like Midori.
>>25154087The quest ends. That's fucking it. Like in any game where you permakill the protag.
>>25154087They've died, quest ends.That's literally it. One bad choice too many, sudden end.
>>25154087If I remember correctly, there was a quest where the protagonist was a benevolent slave-trader or somesuch. He met his end attempting to chase two bandits, and bad rolls/badly outmatched resulted in his death. What happened later was an epilogue that showed how the other characters were affected by his death, and what happened to them in the end.
>>25154087stories end, tales die, this shit happens, honestly we are lucky if we can get out of this because of retarded decisions made by the audiance here.
Remember the last time homuhomu was attacked in timestop by pinky? Remeber how it didn't have any lasting damage?I do.
>>25153965GTFO. This was a terrible idea in the first place.
>>25154088>Yes, which is an optimistic end for a Meguca, all things considered.>Meguca are not executed, but "retired">Only a few years lfe expectancy>no one seems to notice a large number of prepubescent girls dying early world wideMy god, Meguca are replicants
>>25153965>[x]Disengage timestop immediately.This was the most horrible idea in the history of bad ideas.
>>25154122>>25154113>>25154126Examples of quests please.I want to read some
>>25153965[x]Stop the timestop now, please.
>>25153965>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.just to see how bad this can get
>>25153965STAND AND FIGHT TOGETHER, BENEATH THE METAL SKYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
>>25154123A quest thread where MC dies and it ends?Oh wow
>>25154084>>25154067I wonder if offering to show up with pancakes and cosplay of her choice will make her hesitate enough for us to calm her down?
>>25154069Yes, but if we back out now, then we've massively pissed off Pinky *and* gained nothing whatsoever in return. And she'll most likely still be incredibly mad and still try and kill us next time we timestop, which we'll have to do sooner or later. At least this way we have a chance of salvaging things, slim though it may be.
>>25154130>Meguca are replicantsThat's why we went with the Rick Deckard motif from the very beginning!
>>25154139I think the Bizarre Slime iteration where we were playing the cyborg rockstar bad-ended at that demon poker match.
>>25154012Actually I am saying "wow good fucking job at ruining everything by pissing off the insane eldritch monstrosity with a grief seed the size of a fucking MOON inside our personal time stop zone and probably getting us permakilled"It is an order of magnitude worse than retarded shit like the fuck you decision
>>25154123Oh the slave-trader one?I wondered what happened to It.So ITt actually got a game over?
>>25154139Destroyer Quest and Slaver Quest were the two I followed.
>>25154020You didn`t follow Slaver Quest, didnt you?
>>25154157Well, if the people voting to stay win, it's worth a shot. I'm all for running away like a little girl though.
>>25153965[x]Stand our ground! Sure, Pinky's mad now, but if we don't at least stay to try and calm her down a little, she might be even madder the next time we come back. Plus, maybe Kyubs will have more sympathy for us if he sees what happens.
>>25154152There's only so much slack that a QM can grant if his players start to become bold and reckless... or even worse, banking on meta-gaming knowledge for mercy. That's like saying that the DM won't do a TPK for pissing off the King at level 5 because then there would be no more heroes to complete the campaign and it's waaaay too early to be facing enemies like that.
>>25154164it game overed because retarded rolls and derp.
>>25154127Remember last time she was still in her giggly pink clad girl form? Not the gigantic soul raping creature of pure evil that we now see in front of us?
>>25153965OK GUYS. WE CANNOT ARGUE WITH CRAZY, NOT NOW ANYWAY.>Disengage timestop immediately.NOW IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME I'LL GO PANIC IN THE METRO FOR AN HOUR OR SO.
>>25154163>probably getting us permakilled"every time pinky tried to kill us in timestop it did absolutely nothing long term, see heart getting torn out in elevator
I'm not gonna be all doom-and-gloom "game over, gaiz", because I know Decu is too much of a softy to do that, but seriously...there's no way there won't be some kind of negative repercussions for this. We have enough shit on our plate right now with the whole Prophet business and the fishy as fuck Ruri mission, the last thing we need right now is to add more fuel to the fire by pissing off Pinky.And really, what on earth could have possessed you guys who supported this course of action to think that anything but trouble would come of it?
well, I sure don't feel that confident about our immediate future.I'll just wait and see what happens.
>>25154069She's killed us before, in illusions and dreams at least. We're banking on that. Hopefully. Fuck, I don't know which way to vote, maybe we should just ESCAPE.
>>25154147Some men just want to watch the world burn.
>>25153965>[x]Disengage timestop immediately.Time to go.
>>25154205indeed brother, but i want to see these fools pull themselves out of this situation, so>No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.
>>25154204no we arn't that lucky.i realized we should attempt to placate the beast at some point.
>>25154186It's still the same creature, just a different illusion.see>>25154191
>>25154191This.Pinky WILL NOT permakill us until we remember what we did.Thats the whole point of her stalking us.That dont mean she can't make it hurt, though...
>>25153965>Person who draws>Now I kind of want to try and draw this Pinky>Will probably fail>Oh well, need to go to the department of motor vehicles, good luck everyone
>>25154184Well in game, the players roll new characters and the story continues since the story (rather often) isn't directly related to anyone's backstory.I imagine that a quest-maker isn't so eager to kill his protag because hell, he wanted to tell us his story and now he is unable to
>All of you idiots.[x]Disengage timestop immediately
>>25154222>>25154225>>25154191>these guys not realizing we actually pissed off pinky this time around.god damn it this is why were about to permadie.
>>25154225I'm doubting her priorities will be so clean cut when she's screaming angry on top of her regular insanity.
>>25154191Except notice she never was full out rage? Every other time has been jealousy, fear, something elseThis is a properly pissed off evil godJust because we got away with pulling a tigers tail before doesn't mean we will always get away with it
Will people *please* stop staying "this will work out because Decu wouldn't kill us off"? That's, like, the one and only guaranteed way to get us killed.
>>25154241[x]disengage timestop immediately
>>25154222I THINK THAT WAS PINKY IN SIBERIA AND IN OUR FLASHBACK, NOT FAUST.
>>25154213>>25154147Alright. So now at least we have proof that there Chucklefucks voting for retarded shit just to ruin someone else`s fun. I kind of hope Decu will ignore them.
>>25154213>but i want to see these fools pull themselves out of this situationThat's...actually a really good point. Let the chucklefucks who thought introducing our boss to an unstable eldritch horror reap what they have sown.
[X]No. Stand your ground. Tell Pinky to stop this nonsense.Possibly while removing Kyubey from timestop. There is no need for him to hear our apologies and if we do not apologize, Pinky may retaliate suddenly.
>>25154094>>25154158>>25154191>>25154204>>25154225>Pinky WILL NOT permakill us until we remember what we did.All of those instances were before Siberia and having our memories put back together.Also, she was never this mad before. This time, she's actually furious.
>>25154225Yet she might get pissed off enough to direct some Golden Weapon users to eviscerate the people who are close to Chiaki. And crush their soul gems.>>25154249Seriously. This is meta-gaming bullshit and would piss off even the most patient of QMs because you're basically saying he doesn't have the balls to do something to the MC when the MC has done something stupid.
>>25154230Bring a sketchpad or something and work out a rough draft while you wait in line. You'll have plenty of time!
>implying Decu will kill us and not simply make the next post>You fell asleep in your costume again. >It might have mattered, long ago. Long ago you might have been relieved to transform out of it after a hard day's work. You might have been relieved to get back to your normal life, as a normal girl, with normal problems.
>>25154257>I kind of hope Decu will ignore them.Just like he ignored the morons voting to take Pinky into timestop?
[X] StayI want to see what happens when Pinky tells Cooby about his alternate self.
>>25154229Considering none of what we've seen are her true form, yes it's an Illusion.
>>25154184Yeah, this. Besides, a game loses some of the tension if there's no actual reason to fear death. The end of the Russian arc was so amazing because we almost did lose MIdori and maybe everyone else, and we would really have done so had we not been lucky enough to A: Have a sane Madogod and B: A willing Soulgem donor, both lucky things we won't probably see again soon.
>>25154249>Will peoplePretty sure It's just me, and I'm genuinely curious how that works.I'm not very quest-saavy.I imagine It's less The Witcher and more the Asura's Wrath type of thing If you know what I'm trying to say
>>25154259The only problem with that idea, as much as I agree with the sentiment, is that we're ALSO in the burning building and we need to help put out the fire or we die as well.
>>25154257you could have stopped this, but you did not, so now you will lie in the bed you have made
>>25154274>>25154259you stupid mother fuckers.i wish i could hate you to death.
>>25154123Salve Trader Quest. We weren't that benevolent. Shit, in the same thread people had him kill two innocent kids to eliminate witnesses of the murder we just had commited.The way he died was absolutely fucking retarded. After going to town with our brother to party and fuck, we wake up naked, hang-over, and see several bandits with really advanced (for that period) fire-arms kidnapping some noble or something who we have absolutely no relation to, who we barely know and doesn't affect us in any way or whatsoever. The bandits tell everyone to keep calm and that they will not hurt anyone unless provoked. What do the players suggest in a situation where the MC has absolutely no power but is not in ANY danger? LOL LETS RUSH THEM LIKE FUCKING IDIOTS DURR HURRI hope this explains to you what kind of absolutely retarded players /tg/ sometimes has and can affect a quests you've been playing and enjoying for a long time.Seriously, the authors should take this into account. You don't have the same players playing each time and you must anticipate absolute idiocy and keep in mind the veteran players who might not be on at time to keep it at bay. And when you see the idiocy happening, at least wait much longer till update and keep refreshing while you're writing to see if consensus has changed.
>>25154265We still do not know what we did.
>>25154280But there it wasn`t as obvious as it is now that they just want to derail this Quest.
>>25154291Hey you can't do that!>Anonymous
>>25153965>[X]Disengage timestop immediately.
Disengaging will make things worse because, while we avoid the immediate problem, we will give Pinky time to stew.If we handle this now, however poorly, we will mitigate future effectstl;dr STAY OR DIE
>>25154299Oh I don't want to derail the quest, this is getting interesting now, you're just confusing a desire to derail with your butthurt.
>>25154325this is actually a good point[x]stay and defuse the situation.
>>25154296Observation:It's better to cripple the protag in some way. Punish the players without ending the protag. That waym the story can go on while remaining the tension
No. Stand your ground. Tell Kyuubey to stop this nonsense.Can't miss what's gonna happen.
>>25154325Current pinky state: KillmodeFuture pinky state: possibly killmodeNot dying is better than dying. Future pinky can be put off with applications of going in with kong and apologies and pancakes.
>>25154327You can derail the quest and make it interesting. Don't make it seem like a duality.An interesting but retarded write in answer that escalates the situation in an uncontrollable manner can and will derail the quest. As shown here.
>>25154325I believe the opposite is true. She is furious right now, and won't listen to reason. We don't have a chance to mitigate anything because she won't listen to reason.If we stay now, we die. If we pop back in later, we will have a chance to placate the crazy goddess.But all options now are bad because we did the retarded thing and brought QB into timestop.
>>25154347And bunnygirl costumes.
>>25154354Have you never tried calming down a raging, charging rhino by simply staring at it really hard? Trust me, it works.
>>25154297>OUR SPECIAL PLACEWhat do you think.She didn't want QB in here.
>>25154351Its funny that people think this will derail the quest, when every single thread, the collective hivemind with down syndrome makes bad decisions and endlessly argues about how its all going to end.As someone who has not or is not going to vote, I find your futile and energy sapping arguments entertaining. Imagine the things you could accomplish if you didn't sit there slinging shit at each other
>>25154336That still fuels the expectation that no matter how stupid the players get, that they won't die.And for those players that only "want to see something interesting", they'll still keep on making the same stupid decisions because it makes the story interesting.
>>25154336Actually, in the Slave Trader quest, the author was lenient. He gave us a choice to sacrifice on of the several close NPC character but the retardness didn't stop there, someone went with "I wanna see what happens when MC dies, lets do that"Remind you of anything?Also, you didn't read that quest but it ended with the protag rushing several men armed with semi-automatic guns. What else was the author to do, he even gave us dice roll to beat (75) and chose best of 3.
>>25154380Well, the important thing is that you get to feel superior to everybody.
>>25154373They meant "Pinky will not kill us until we find out what our ORIGINAL mistake was, back when we were Homura".
>>25154401Fuck that, the important thing is how hilarious and enjoyable this will be.
>>25154380I just wanted to remark that you sound like a huge douche. Really, it probably takes talent to sound as douchy as you.
>>25154380Good decisions were made in basically all of the previous few threads since basically the double witch barriers, save maybe Iori and the hat shenanigans.This is basically the first openly retarded write-in that made it.But please, continue to suck your own dick.
300 posts reached, we saging now.
>>25154394Personally, I think it's best to avoid killing the protag except in the case of the most absolutely pants-on-head retarded ideas.Of course, there's also the option of killing off beloved NPCs. Honestly, I think killing off, say, Mami or Midori would be more painful to most players of this quest than a simple game over. Game over is basically "screw you guys, I'm taking my ball and going home". Killing off something really precious both to the protag in-character and the players out-of-character is a whole different level of punishment.
>>25154414Sounds like he would get along brilliantly with Crix
>>25154425Only two and a half hours gone, too.We're gonna need a new thread at this rate.
>>25154426>except in the case of the most absolutely pants-on-head retarded ideas.Not leaving when the immortal, nigh-unkillable Incubator is scared and wants to run away ranks pretty high on pants-on-head retarded, I think.
>>25154426So sort of like what we just did because people wanted something amusing?
I think we ought to stay but let go of QB. She might be more willing to talk with the mutant cat gone.
>>25154445Decu normally finished in about an hour on weekdays anyway.
>>25154450I don't think that's going to work at this point. I think we're in Faust's Barrier now.
>>25154446>Incubator showing fearThat would mean he is suffering san-loss
>>25154446>>25154449True. I was speaking just in terms of general quest-running practice; right now would certainly qualify as stupidity punishable by death.
>>25154449You know, how often "the people" keep repeating that it is amusing makes me thing that there are only two very retarded samefags finding that "amusing". As another anon already commented on that, that post important thing is that you can stroke your ego, right?
>>25153965> [X] Disengage timestop immediately.I think Kyuubey has been convinced enough, time to bug out. We can deal with Pinky when she's cooled down, if she does that is.
>>25154471Given the scene before him, that would not be entirely surprising.
>>25154519Emotion is literally a sign of insanity among Incubator
Well I think we can all agree that this thread's description on the archive will be 'A distressingly sober magical girl makes a poor decision.'
>>25154490Given it was basically the only reason anyone had for doing the fucking stupidest thing I have seen in a very long time it is why I mentioned itAnd it was also doing something that is really quite against the character since we have never taken anything into time stop or even told anyone about the fact we have an insane bitch riding in our powersSuddenly deciding to show off the freeloader to the incubator like she is a zoo exhibit was retarded on all the levels starting at being literally retarded and going all the way through to being terrible role playingAnd the one reason given was "because it will be amusing"So I am going to fucking reference that as much as I want until you fucktards learn why you are so stupid
>>25154563>makes a poor decision"makes a series of poor decisions."I'd add "one after another" or "each worse than the last", but I think that's implied.
>>25154551Well, considering that Kyuubey's reaction is pretty underrated by human standards, I'd say he's still got a few SAN-points left in him.>>25154564> So I am going to fucking reference that as much as I want until you fucktards learn why you are so stupidI'm afraid your endeavour might be a lost cause, man.
>>25154564>So I am going to fucking reference that as much as I want until you fucktards learn why you are so stupidglad i could be of assistance in teaching these children
>this thread>implying deculture isn't reading this laughing his ass off and is gonna acknowledge the idiots anyways.you guys should know this by now, this quest has always been susceptible to rampant trolling and has been so from time to time, both from the trolls and from deculture.
>>25154430I'll fight you.
>How did the thread reach autosage so quickly?!Samefags, Decu. It was samefags.
>>25154628Keep telling yourself that
>>25154628Highly opinionated arguments tend to take up a large number of posts, and yet still achieve nothing.Whoda thunk it.
Is there ANY way we can salvage this situation?Even if we do, we won't be able to use our Timestop, one of the most important powers we have besides near-infinite inventory space.
>>25154667Maybe if we could jump timelines we could salvage it
>>25154667Honestly, the quest is probably unwinnable by noir standards because we pulled QB into our timestop.
>>25154667Matsuda has proven that she can fight effectively even without Timestop. >>25154675I don't think that's an option here.
>>25154675Are you being facetious?We were told that this was the last stop, no more timeline jumping.
>>25154694Yes I am being facetiousThat isn't longer an option, this is our last timeline attempt
>>25154675I doubt Pinky will forget what we did.It will probably just make things worse.
>>25154689well, I'm going to try my damn best to at least make it end on a less than horrible note.it will probably cost me a few bottles of alcohol though.
>>25154714On top of the required bottles for healing duties?
Is it too late to act drunk and say the alcohol at the bar made us bring coobs in?I'm joking, there's no way this would work.
I'll, uh, I wasn't expecting to hit autosage this early. But sorry everyone, a bit of emergency struck at the last minute, and I'm going to be unable to run longer tonight.Thread to resume the day after tomorrow! Thank you for your feedback and participation! And please, everyone relax a bit!I do think there's going to be a writeup later, but I'm not sure, so questions answered I guess!
>>25154689I disagree. If we stop making stupid decisions, prepare for different contingencies and turn this from a noir to a neo-noir shadowrun, we might come out on top, even if it is missing an arm and a leg.
>>25154756NEW CHIKUWAIT WAS WORTH IT ALL FOR THIS
>>25154756How fucked are we?
>>25154756Are we leaving the Timestop or are we staying inside?
>>25154756Sorry about the finger pointing Decu. It must not be fun to slog through that. Please don't feel bad! We love you!
>>25154756another fucking cliffhangergoddamnit decu
>>25154756You could have stopped it.Why didn't you stop it?
>>25154756So what won?Please at least tell us what will be the choice taken at the start of the next thread.
>>25154756Well, so much for catching MGNQ after some War Thunder.Is Kyuubey going to have us lobotomized after this?
>>25154756Why are ignoring your hardcore audience in favor of the casuals?
>>25154756so which option voted, it would be nice to know how the next thread will start, and we can start planning ideas
>>25154767I, well, I won't sugarcoat it...>>25154774I'll tally the votes tonight. There's a lot to get through, but it looks like the consensus is to stay.>>25154775Ahaha, well, I feel bad more for everyone fighting!
>>25154781You never had a chance.
>>25154785Why are you retarded?
>>25154756There was nothing anyone could do to salvage the situation today anyway. Ending it was the best call you could have made.Ebook will be updated after the Sunday thread.
>>25154762You expect that sort of competence from /tg/?In summer?You have more faith than anyone deserves to have>>25154781Because Decu takes whatever is voted for, retard troll answers or not
>>25154785Are you entirely sure you understand the concept of anonymity?
>>25154785I, I try to take the consensus as it is, but I also have a time limit when I start writing! But, uh, I won't focus on Teevee and sports!
[x] ABORT GET OUT GET OUT
>>25154791>I, well, I won't sugarcoat it...God fucking dammit.Not directed at you decu.
>>25154791Throw us a bone.Whats a good way to placate the pink goddess?
>>25154791>I, well, I won't sugarcoat it..So this was the worst possible series of choices?
On the brightside, IF we survive and IF we're still conscious and IF Coobs isn't killed off for good somehow, we can just say "See what I have to put up with on a daily basis?" to Coobs.
>>25154756>new chikuwa>i am less sad but still feel bad about our situation.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestArchive is up, will we make it to Thread 100?join us next time on Magical Girl Noir Quest and maybe find out, probably.
>>25154838dude, please, /tg/ could have made it worsefiring pistol into ceiling screencap anyone?
>>25154791>but it looks like the consensus is to stay.So no one changed their vote to leaving, even after the reasons to leave were laid out and how staying is going to get us killed?
>>25154831Ah, well, I don't usually want to help players along too much, but getting rid of the thing that's angering her would probably help!>>25154838Ahahaha! Ah, well...
>>25154863hahahahahahahahahahahoh wow, they were too busy arguing
>>25154867>Ahahaha! Ah, well...Come on, you said you wouldn't sugarcoat it.
>>25154838We could have brought Iori in.I don't know why we would have, but you know.
>>25154863You expect the same retards who voted for this in the first place to change their votes just because their choice was proved to be monumentally stupid?Haha..hah..ha...
>>25154881we should have brought charles in, could have gotten pinky drunk
[x] SHOOT KYUBEY
>>25154878I- I don't think he is...
>>25154878Thats not sugarcoating it, The next thread will start with Chiaki saying that.Then will immediately end, and Decu will dissapear from the internet.
>>25154874Eve now, EVEN NOW, after what Decu said, they still won't change.
Man, when was the last time we had a good thread blowup like this? Using the katana in Siberia?
>>25154930At least the katana situation was more or less justified..
>>25154899>>25154916I'd have liked an honest appraisal of our choices.
[x] I want to get out
>>25154930Katana was do or Midori die.This was "tell QB the truth" vs. "Bring QB in front of Eldritch Horror who was not fond of him even in her benevolent loving goddess form."
>>25154952I'm just glad that the back and forth "YOU IDIOTS JUST KILLED US ALL" has returned.
>>25154930maybe "Get fucked" was slightly worse?
>>25153965[x]Disengage timestop immediately.
>>25154962That might be giving too much away.Personally I'd much rather it stayed a mystery, more meta knowledge is rarely an improvement.
>>25154967>[X] I want to get off MR. DECULTURE'S WILD RIDE
>>25154970no it was not, this was tell him VS lie to him, and im pretty sure we just told him
>>25154977It is funny to watch, but it eats up the post count something shocking.
>>25155006Okay, so, I guess it was "Tell Coobie" vs "Lie to Coobie" vs "Bring Coobie into a time stop and have him chat with the insane godlike being who hates him"
guysguys guys guyswhat ifguys listenwhat if we left QB with pinky and left and let them sort out their differencescan we even do that?we come back in and find them naked in bed
>>25155006This was tell him (not fantastic option) vs lie (not fantastic option) and we chose "go fuck ourselves" (very very superbad option).We chose none of the above, yeah! (fuck)
>>25155022>QB>nakedSo what, he takes off the cat disguise?
>>25155017nope, still not getting itthe whole bringing QB in to meet the horror was Decu's take on "Tell Him."
>>25154983I'd say so. The Katana was being pushed up against a rock and a hard place.The "Get fucked" was just plain stupid because there was no chance for that to go well, and we ignored Midori's powers of stealth-kills in favor of bravado against a target that doesn't give a shit.And this situation, we were given "Tell the Truth" vs. "Lie to him" and instead chose "bring him in front of an eldritch monstrosity that hates him"
>>25155017Pretty much. I don't think it would be so bad if not for the weird sniping at each other and "YOUR DECISION WAS BAD AND I'M GOING TO SPAM THE THREAD UNTIL YOU REALIZE YOUR DECISION WAS BAD DID I MENTION YOUR DECISION WAS BAD?"
what did i wake up to whatwhaaaat
>>25155038The bringing him into the time stop was specifically brought up in the thread.
>>25155038That was because a lot of people voted for the option to bring him in front of Faust instead of just outright telling him bits and pieces of vital information.
>>25154930At fuck you
>>25155038Nah it was a write-in option that people jumped on.I assume just selecting tell him would have ended up with just telling him.Like with words.
>>25155042I honestly don't see whats so bad about the situation, pinky is always angry for some reason or another, and now she gets to meet new people and make friends
>>25155038You stupid motherfucker
>>25155042This is 4chan, thats going to happen eventually no matter what.Screaming about whose opinion is better is pretty much our national sport.
>>25155060>Like with words.Ha, you expect Decu to do something so simple and unconvoluted as use words?
>>25155043Samefags. It was samefags, Purple.>>25155065>"THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE JUST OUR SPECIAL PLACE!"yeahnahshits gone nuclear
>>25155060>>25155038It wasn't even jumped on that muchThere were five actual votes for itTwo who then pulled outAbout three saying don't do itAnd a discussion about could we do it
>>25155043A series of increasingly bad decisions which are probably going to result in death for Homu, or a permanent lockout of the timestop ability.
>>25155082>national sport.>national4chan is a country now?finally a replacement for best korea on the international dunce chair
>>25155065There are varying degrees of angry.She's outright pissed that Homura has seen to bring someone else into their special sanctuary. If it was a random passerby, that may have been forgiven. But now this someone who she has been noted to especially hate; thus, the anger factor has increased exponentially.>>25155083It's worked before. Like when he asked us if we knew anything about Faust right after the Kirika mission, remember?
>>25155043it was like a watching a car crash and now we'll have to fix it somehow.
>>25155038Uh, no.This was Decu going with the third, write-in option."Tell him" would have just told QB the truth with words, not bringing him into Timestop.
>>25153965>Disengage timestop immediately.This was a fucking terrible decision
>>25155094Moot for president/tyrant/robot overlord!
>>25155087>Samefags. It was samefags, Purple.you keep saying samefags caused it, but there was not much of a concerted effort to choose otherwiseit was less samefags, and more retards not knowing what their actions would cause
>>25155038The two choices were[x] tell himand[x] lieThen, >>25153483>But Don't tell him. *Show* him.>Pull him into a timestop and introduce, Pinky, AKA Faust.
>>25155119ah, my bad, did not see that>>25155106oh fuckign shut up already, its too late to try and change the vote, so live with your fuckups
>>25155111I thought it was mostly people thinking that their votes to tell the fucker instead of picking him up and taking him to visit the evil monster in our shield would sort of be countedInstead Decu just ignored it and went full troll because retards wanted to do something for teh lulz
>>25155111>not much of a concerted effort to choose otherwiseSo you're saying I should have voted 10 times if I disagreed with the write-in?Guess that's what I'll do from now on. Every time a write-in shows up that I don't like, I'll just alternate between sensible, given options repeatedly until Decu updates.
So, if Homu makes it through this, remember that this is probably the last time we can ever piss off Pinky and avoid dying.
>>25155142>samefagging>ever solving anythingPlease.
>>25155142so your solution to samefagging, is to samefagwell done
we have become YOLO, destroyer of Quest Threads.
>>25155158Maybe it would stop these stupid fucking options getting through because all Deculture sees is the same three people talking about how good an idea it is
>>25155132I just came onto the thread, dammit.Wtf happened.
>>25155177We went full retard
>>25155172Maybe we need to post the Captain America "Bad ideas sound good until you think on them" image earlier and more often?
There were four votes for "show him" and about two were retracted. There were about 12 or so votes for "tell him". I really don't know why Decu went for the "show him" but oh, well.Still, this is all very healing.
>>25155177Someone disagreed with something on the internet!Shocking, huh.
>>25155207Sometimes I forget about healing types.
>>25155165What do you suggest I do to counter one person voting multiple times in an anonymous medium?
>>25155172>>25155207its because Decu saw an interesting (albeit poorly thought out) write-in and that guaranteed being picked no matter the vote count for the othersit could have been 100 votes against 30 for sensible options and then someone writes something interesting and potentially stupid, people start discussing it without actually voting for it, and Decu takes the discussion as a whole and overrides the votesyou all say how Decu is lenient and shit, he really is not, and he trolled you hard
>>25155249construct valid arguments and build a consensus to oppose the voteor is that too hard?
>>25155261We had that with Leave Timestop, and the Stand our Ground option still won.
>>25155172>>25155207>>25155250it ain't the first time Decu fucked us over by not going with the actual vote tally
>>25155250>stupid things happen>chiaki is still alive>thread is still runningSeems pretty lenient to me.
>>25155272it won, because there was not enough legitimate discourse to convert the people who voted for stay, there were merely people calling each other names and pissing over how their opinion was better than someone elses
>>25155250Instead of discussing the obviously retarded suggestion, you guys should have simply linked to the original suggestion with a "no".Go and look how many people linked that suggestion and downvoted it.
>>25155291*quest is still running, sorry
>office catches fire, everyone leaves work early>guess i'll spend my free time on 4chan>oh shit MGNQ time to read>mfw everythingSomeone call the sidesmith, my sides have reached orbit.
>>25155249I still have seen no indication it was samefagging, there weren't a ton of votes for other options, and very few people voted for it after it was called out as ridiculous, the damage had just already been done.
>>25155303>you guysI actually voted for staying because I think we can salvage it, so I don't know who you are arguing with, but that was not the point of my post
>>25155261>one person votes ten times>five people vote onceHMM.
>>25155327Okay, HOW are we going to salvage this?Do you have a plan?I've yet to see anyone who voted for staying, suggest a plan on how to calm Faust down.
>>25155336Why is everyone so quick to blame everything on samefagging?Is it so hard to accept that maybe people on the internet might share an opinion?
>>25155303We shouldn't have to do thatPlenty of others than me voted for "tell him"We get fucked over for not shitting on someone else's idea regardless how much we disliked it?We are meant to have one vote, voting for an option OTHER than the latest retarded idea should imply we don't want itDecu is a great writer but really shit at organization and counting sometimes
>>25155358I voted to say because leaving will make everything worse.
>>25155363>Decu is a great writer but really shit at organization and counting sometimesThis. It honestly looks like Decu saw an interesting option and said "fuck it, that looks cool, I'll disregard all the votes and go with that"And honestly, I does not matter how good your writing is, if you pull that shit, you are a terrible QM
Honestly I think this whole thread should just be retconned and we start from this point againWe have to deal with shit that wasn't even the most voted option and told to live with it? That's bad DMing by my book
>>25155371Can't make pancakes during timestop, and we don't have the ingredients or the tools.>>25155369Leaving gets rid of the object of Faust's anger (QB), and we can try to talk it out with her later. But if we stay here, she's still mad, and I don't see how talking is going to accomplish anything if she's not willing to listen.
>>25155382here againI honestly don't know why Decu does not just have a time limit to voting, announce when voting is closed and announce the winner, instead we get into these endlessly circling arguments until the next post an hour away starts more arguments
>>25155386>That's bad DMing by my bookDoes not matter whose book it is, thats just bad DM'ing fullstop
>>25155358Shooting Coobie seems like the most reasonable option, if I'm honest. He's seen what we bought him here to see, and I can see that as being the fastest way to get Pinky to stop flipping the fuck out.When we get back to reality, we can explain why we shot him. He's a practical kind of Coobie, so simply explaining that seeing him get shot had a chance to calm her down should smooth things out.We might even apologise.
>>25155362One or two, MAYBE three, legitimate votes for 'bring QB into timestop'.The rest was >LOOK AT THIS UPSTANDING SUGGESTION WE SHOULD ALL VOTE FOR IT. WHO IS WITH ME?>I AM WITH ME I MEAN YOU.>AS AM I.>SAME HERE. CONSENSUS!>>25155391Pinky is mad because we brought QB in, not because QB is there. Running away will not change the fact that we took QB into timestop.We need to stay and let her vent. If we don't she'll just vent later when she's had time to plan.
>>25155168"Look on my works ye faggots, and despair"
>>25155410I'm not sure if he would revive if we did that. As someone said, I think we're inside Faust's Barrier right now. I'm not sure how that will affect an Incubator's resurrection process.Though, shooting him and telling Faust "What, I thought you'd like seeing me put a bullet between an Incubator's eyes" MIGHT work, since if he's the object of her fury, and we shoot him in front of her, she might calm down.But this is all predicated on us surviving the new few seconds.
>>25155449Well if that's the case, we've figured out how to kill an incubator for good.And that's a 100% positive result.
>>25155425>Pinky is mad because we brought QB in, not because QB is thereYes, but Decu did throw us a hint >>25154867>but getting rid of the thing that's angering her would probably help!So there's that.Doing it in an explosive manner as suggested by >>25155410>>25155449might work.Imagine. The "Shoot QB" option actually being reasonable. I don't know if this is a good idea, or a bad idea that just sounds good.
>>25155425yea, all the discussion on that write-in should not could as a legit vote unless it was linked to Decu's post or saying "I'll vote for this too", but it wasn'tI just counted the votes for the Tell VS Show, and while I may have missed 1 or two on either side the results are:>Tell14 votes>Show7(didn't bother with the Lie votes, would not have mattered)So, Decu, kindly answer this:WHAT THE FUCK MAN?
>>25155468Not when we, you know, have a use for our coobie.
>>25155468Not really. We lose QB, we lose the Contractor and all of the powers he has access to.We can't replenish our numbers, we can't heal major injuries without expending lots of magic, we lose access to the big pool of energy that QB has, and we become open targets for other Officio's.Most Meguca's would probably jump to any other Officio they can just to have the protection of being part of an Officio, rather than being considered rogue Meguca's.
>>25155449>>25155476No... No, I actually think we're on the right track here."Shoot Coobie" is actually the most reasonable thing to do right now.
>>25155480Yeah, I'm getting the same (well I didn't keep count of 'tell' after 12 when it was the clear winner), including one person each switching tell -> show and vise versa. And the majority of 'tell' votes were early on as well (8 votes for tell even before >>25153483 was posted), so they didn't miss the cut or anything.
>>25155480One or two did later post saying they didn't want to vote for it afterwardsI saw nicehatguy support it then think better
>>25155505yep, it was pretty clear which vote won, and Decu fucked us over
>>25155503If QB's perspective chapter is any indication of how Incubator reincarnation works, it would seem that his consciousness jumps into the nearest viable host (in this case, cats). If we're going to shoot him, we need to toss him so he won't be a part of the timestop.Of course, now everything around Chiaki is witch barrier, so even that's not a sure thing.
>>25155480>>25155505>>25155521Then bring this up with himJust talking about it in thread won't help since he is probably gone by nowEither we bring it up next thread and ask what the fuck or bring it up before it so it can be sorted out
Someone needs to update the archive description, it should be>An agitated magical girl delivers her gruesome package and Decu cannot count for shit.
>>25155536Given the same thing happened over the fuck you decision maybe we should get that changed too
>>25155534Well, I doubt I will be around for the start of the next thread, so can I entrust you fair anons to do this?Alternatively, how can we get in touch with Decu before the next thread?
>>25155503>"Shoot Coobie" is actually the most reasonable thing to do right now.See, that's just it. It FEELS like the right answer, but I don't know if it's just because I WANT it to be the right answer, or if it's legitimately a good idea.Like we pull out a .454 Casull, point it at QB, and say "See you later, mutant cat." and blow him away.
>>25155555He has a twitter @magicalgirlnoir he has mentioned in the past
>>25155534>Either we bring it up next thread and ask what the fuck or bring it up before it so it can be sorted outYea, this needs to be fixed fucking asap, who can get in touch with Decu let him know he dun goofed bad
>>25155560>>25155561don't use twitter
>>25155573Well I don't have twitter and I don't know any other way to contact him
>>25155555I'm letting him know now over twitter, no idea if he's still awake though.
>>25155573Then you don't get updates.I don't have an account, I just keep the page open in a tab. If there's a new post, it gets a little number on it, same way 4chanX does for threads.
>>25155565what are you referring to exactly?
>>25155521>>25155536>>25155551>>25155564Passive-aggressiveness isn't going to help here. Seriously. Wait an hour to cool off, then think of a way to respectfully propose a counting system.
>>25155573Tweeted him, telling him we recounted the votes and asked why he went with the minority "Show Him".
>>25155573I haven't sent anything to Decu yet. Any specific reason why not?
>>25155592Strike Witches Quest.It's been said that firing a gun into the ceiling and yelling wildly would have been a better decision than some of the choices made by the players.
>>25155596Well asking him outright would be a good startThen asking what he would do given it was not the choice would be fine and not passive aggressive
>>25155596>counting system.really?its fucking simple, here:1. impose a time limit for votes2. when time limit is reached, announce voting closed3. COUNT THE FUCKING VOTES4. write an update that utilizes the correct fucking choiceaint rocket surgery batman
>>25155611Or in fact most of the decisions>>25155600I think he meant he doesn't
>>25155600the "dont use twitter" was meant as, "I do not use twitter, could one of you fine gentlemen who does do so on my behalf"
>>25155614The cooling down was the more important part. Sorry, should've made that clearer.
>>25155006>Coobie Status[X]Told[ ]Not ToldAnyways, guys, clearly what we do now is ask Faust to wait a moment because we have something to show her, specifically as to why we brought the Coobie in with us.Then we shoot the shit out of the boss, and play it off as a present for her, since she probably doesn't get to see the little shits die that often anymore.When we get out we can apologise and say that it was the most expedient method of getting him away from the Eldritch Soul Gem Consuming Horror without risking one or both of us being murdered horrifically.
>>25155596Maybe, but showing a recount and asking why the minority was chosen over the majority doesn't constitute passive-aggressive behavior; at least, not by my definition.
>>25155592Strike Witches Quest.>There have been a number of times in this quest where firing our gun into the ceiling and shouting would have been preferable to our chosen course of action.or something like that.It was true. Very very true.I also remember a similar shitstorm happening when Planefag picked the retard vote over something slightly more sensible.
Is using THE HAT too meta for this situation? On Chiaki I mean...On QB would be funny though...
>>25155622>>25155625Ah, right, I'll get on that then as well as >>25155597
>>25155640Yeah. If there's a suggested feature to be implemented that will help clarify voting and such, that'd be a good thing to do. Kind of like when Decu implemented the (1/?) page indicators to let us know when he was writing stuff up.But the changing the archive description is just childish and doesn't get anything done.
>>25155704>But the changing the archive description is just childish and doesn't get anything done.Oh, that. That can't be done.You'd have to contact Lord Licorice, and good luck getting the description changed. It'd be easier to track Decu down IRL and ask in person.
>>25155704>suggested feature to be implementedseriously, >>25155614 would help this quest soo fucking much, I have seen many a quest go down in flames because of issues arising after the OP starts writing with no indication of whats happeningand generally, it helps everyone be less crazy emotional, and think and plan better if we know whats going on, mechanics wise, behind the scenes
>>25155728Nah, they have had the description, thread name and missing posts added to the archive easily enough beforeIt is just getting LL's attention that is hard
>I...I'm sorry? D: A lot of people seem to be really angry, and that was the last thing I wanted to happen.Well, yeah dude, you kinda made a seriously game-changing decision based on 3 guys and a dog throwing forward a fucking stupid suggestion that nobody else wanted to follow.
>Tell him had a high number of votes, but I also saw that some people were also voting for the Show Him option."also voting for" does not mean that the option won the vote>I decided that was the consensus, and I started writing based on that. I suppose I should have waited longer...The problem is not how long you waited, the problem is that the votes clearly were not in favor of the option you chose to be the "consensus"If the 'show him' option had legitimately won the vote, we would not be angry with you or this situation, we would deal with it and move on, but it did not win the vote, and you went with it anyways.Pleas please please think about using something like >>25155614 to make things easier, more streamlined and less likely to break thing/emotions/the thread
>>25155627Hmmmm. Assuming this would work at all, it might be the best way of calming Faust down... >>25154867 did say "getting rid of the thing that's angering her would probably help", and that's definitely the Stoat of Doom.
>>25155883But Kyubey might be perma-killed if we kill him in this place.And given that the other Incubators are worse than him, we're taking a real big chance here.
So, what should Decu do guys? >>25155614 is a must, but should everything be retconned to "tell him" due to the votes, or should we just keep going and try to try to fix this on our own?
>>25155883Agreed, We should risk telling him the plan through the mind link before shooting him, in case he explains that he'll permadie.If so, stop him in time and just fire a loada bullets, so Pinky can see him explode into gore once we resume time and the bullets hit him. He's guarenteed to be able to come back from that, since he's done it many times before.
>>25155925Just for clarification, I'm not saying Decu will do whatever everyone decides, but I'm curious about what everyone else thinks he should do.
>>25155925I'm in favour of a retcon.
>>25155925>retconned to "tell him" due to the votesI think thats the only sensible solution, this thread is archived and can be used as an example of what can go wrong, but the fuckup should not hamper/hinder the quest furtherThe mistake has been realized and analyzed, solutions have been proposed, all thats left is to retcon it in the next thread and let this be a warning of what not to do
I think a perfectly in-character response to realising just how badly she's fucked up would be for Murderface to just break down and start crying.I mean, she's had a hard day. She's really stressed out. And now she's fucked up her relationship with the most important person in her life. We haven't really had any despair in a while.>>25155925>retconNO NO NO NO NO NO NOWORST THING EVER DO NOT DO
>>25155925Honestly I think retconThis was entirely opposite to what the thread wanted so I'd say it warrants itStart the next thread at us walking in and dropping the head on the desk again
>>25155925I think we caught it fast enough to do a retcon; only 1 action has taken place from that decision.From my experience with PnP games and other quests, if an error on the DM's part is caught fast enough by the players, a retcon is the easier thing to do.
>>25155942>NO NO NO NO NO NO NO>WORST THING EVER DO NOT DOwhy? lets her some decent reasoning, the kind of emotional yelling your displaying is what got us into this mess in the first place
>>25155925I say we just keep going, retcons sound great on paper but have a tendency to kill writer motivation when combined with the actual negative reader reactions - a number of quests have had similar fuckups, with the author responding well and amending their mistake only to burn out shortly afterwards. And in this case, we don't even know exactly what will happen.
>>25155941>>25155950>>25155953i gotta agree, we caught it soon enough that it shouldnt fuck things up for the future, use it and learn from it, but do not let it ruin the quest because of it
>>25155958They are bad if overusedIf actually used when there has been a fuck up that was no the players fault it is fine
>>25155958>we don't even know exactly what will happen.we shouldnt care about that, if we did know what would happen then that would be an abuse of a retcon, currently though? perfect time to use a retcon, before any major damage can be done and the situation is salvageable
>>25155955Retcons are an awful writer's crutch. Write yourself into a corner? Retcon out of it! Don't like a character any more? Retcon them to be different! Want to change something in the setting? Retcon!They are the OPPOSITE of plot progress and character development.
To @UnderscoreFlash regarding>@magicalgirlnoir you can probably salvage it if you allow the "unstop time" option to work and only disable it on the next major fuck-up.that would be too late to introduce a retcon and would be abusing the fucntion of a retconplus it does not solve the problem in the first place, the wrong option will still have been chosen and we will have these arguments all over againbring it back to the 'Tell Him' VS 'lie to Him' decision, where the problem began, and you can fix things
>>25155935Well, if a retcon is done tastefully enough and it turns out to be much narratively better than what occurred, it can be good. I've been in a quest with a very minor retcon due to the QM not seeing a large majority of votes swinging the other way due to writing. But he left the other scene in just to reinforce how important thinking things through was. Though both decisions didn't impact the story a whole lot in the end and only would have cost a single grunt trooper, resources were scarce and shit was hitting the fan at warp speeds.Another similar action was done in the Lamia Child quest, in which the retcon was proposed by the QM himself after he thought that the direction it would have taken thing would've been detrimental to the narrative. It was honestly a surprise to all the players who thought it was OK, but agreed to go along with it. The implications from the retcon were much more interesting and opened up a lot of narrative venues.However, there's also something to be said about letting bad decisions have consequences.
>>25155987Then what is disregarding the actual choice of the players and running off with something else?Retcons are a terrible crutch but Deculture hasn't used them as such and I doubt he will start due to this even if he does follow the idea and just pretend this thread didn't happen
>>25155987But none of those situations applies here.This is "Do you want to go right or left?""Left.""Okay, you go back the way you came.""What? No, I said to go left."
>>25155978Well we already know it's really bad from Exa's answers to the Q&A, so I don't see how this isn't abusing a retcon as well.
>>25156008>contTo clarify, both retcons were caught and proposed not 5 minutes after the fact was made. I agree that massive sweeping retcons on the likes of DC comics or Marvel would indeed be harmful. But this is more of a correction, like correcting a fudged result from a dice roll due to not factoring in modifiers or someone rolling the wrong type of dice.
>>25156008This isn't even about bad decisions having consequences thoughThis is about things not going the way that they were actually voted forIf the players had voted for this none of us would be discussing a retcon. But because it did we are
>>25155987thats why you must not use them as a writers crutch, and in the interactive format of quests, they can solve problems not of the participants causeI agree that you must not rely on them, and need to be exceedingly careful when using them, but to use that excuse to not fix the problem that was not a result of the audiences actions? then you are not maintaining or improving the standard of the questissues that go unsolved like this one kill quests
>>25155932Yes.1) Ask Coobie if shooting him will permakill himIf No:2) Shoot him in the face a bunch of times.3) Try to play it off like that's the only reason we bought himIf Yes:2) Cry a lot.
>>25156041I agree heartily. That was the case in the first situation, and it was agreed to be a fair shake by all.
>but retcons are not always badAll valid points. Allow me to ask one simple little question:Which is more interesting; QB being made aware, in a calm and concise explanation, of some of the finer details of Chiaki's relationship with the Blessed Lady; or Chiaki gaining insight into said Lady's behaviour while simultaneously showing QB that EVERYONE IS FUCKED FOREVER THE END.
>>25156074And I mean interesting in terms of character development.I need to go to bed now. I've said my piece; I can only hope Decu learns something from this experience beyond 'counting is hard'.
>>25156074You are missing the pointIt does not matter what each path consists of or leads to.The root issue of this is that the option that was chosen was not the one voted for, and this is a quest run on player participation.The moment you disregard player participation and start using options that did not legitimately win the vote, you may as well be writing a fucking novel.
>>25156074Two things1 not everyone shares your definition of interesting2 the reason for this even being discussed is because it was a fault in the counting not in the players choiceSo first off a retcon is suggested because we did not vote for this course of actionIt was a miscounted by Deculture which lead to this entire situationAnd secondly we need to get a better system for voting whether it is only counting a vote with and X, [ ], [X] or some similar symbol that is decided on by Deculture so that we all know which are votes and which aren't
>>25156074I cannot answer that question in any unbiased fashion because you are considering the consequences of the choices as parameters for using a retcon, and not the mechanical underlying reason a retcon is needed.>I need to go to bed now.So too shall I, let everyone learn from this.
>>25156098But while it was a mistake, this path seems more interesting.If Decu had intentionally ignored the choice, I'd be mad. But he didn't, this was an accident that happened to produce something more tense and exciting than a conversation in the office.
>>25156008>Though both decisions didn't impact the story a whole lot in the end and only would have cost a single grunt trooper, resources were scarce and shit was hitting the fan at warp speeds.Ravel Puzzlewell's Riddle?
>>25156117>And secondly we need to get a better system for voting whether it is only counting a vote with and X, [ ], [X] or some similar symbol that is decided on by Deculture so that we all know which are votes and which aren'tThis this this thisWe need a definitive means to define what counts as a vote, and a system for counting the votes.
>>25156126>this path seems more interesting.you are still missing the point
>>25156126Being more interesting does not mean it should just be takenThat would be like deciding to nuke a country instead of sending a peace treaty because you pressed the wrong button then decided to stick with it because "hey it's more interesting"The effect if nothing is seen to be done about this issue could be just as bad for the quest and I don't think anyone wants this ride to end
>>25156126This.Sure, Decu made a mistake, and it led to a choice we didn't actually make. But barring this turning into a "FUCK YOU DEAD NIGGA!" situation, it's not like this is the end of the world for everyone ever. Yeah, it's a bad situation, but given that it wasn't intentional on our part, I'm willing to put my trust in Deculture that he'll take that into account and be a little lenient about letting us not die horribly in the next thread.Of course, retcon to the choice we did make is always an option, but so long as we're shielded somewhat from this being a Dead End choice, I'm willing to at least see where it goes.
>>25156126Look, I voted for 'tell him' and once we were in i voted for 'stay', but once I actually went back and counted the votes? I could not care less what happened, it should not have happened. To allow the events of what happened after the mistake to cloud your judgement of the arguments for and against using a retcon is the easiest way to use a retcon badly and not solve the original problem, infact you would cause more in the long term.
>>25156098And if the story written so far can be changed on a whim, you may as well not be writing at all.>>25156136I think all we need is 'make it clear what you're voting for, nerds' and everything will be fine.>>25156141And you're missing his; this is, essentially, a work of fiction for which we have input. While it's fair that many of us are trying to 'win', what is 'winning' in terms of creating and/or reading fiction? I define it as 'it was enjoyable to write/read'.All said, this is my personal opinion. I don't like retcons. I don't think Decu should use one. I won't be emotionally destroyed if he does.
>>25156172Ah, just to clarify, I'm not trying to say I'm against retconning here. Just that whichever way it goes, I'm willing to see what happens. If we retcon, we retcon and we'll go from there. If not, one mistake doesn't mean the end of the quest, at least in my view.
>>25156173And given the overall reaction to this thread, not retconning or providing a damn good result to this would be very bad because so many people were pissed at their decision being ignored
>>25156198The problem as you said this is interactive fictionGoing against the actual consensus and you might as well toss the fucking interactive right out and just write a novelThis is the sort of thing that will kill a quest because when people feel their votes don't count towards anything they won't turn up, they lost interest becaus it is no longer their story it is just the OPs
>>25156172>I'm willing to put my trust in Deculture that he'll take that into account and be a little lenient about letting us not die horribly in the next thread.So am I, and as long as the mistake is realised, effort is spent making sure it does not happen again, and the quest or its participants do not suffer a lose of expected quality, I can live with and enjoy whatever Decu decides works best.
>>25156198>>25156212>>25156214I trust that Decu will make a fair ruling in this. I'm leaning towards the retcon path, but given the circumstances, I'm sure that we'll be given a fair shake even if Decu doesn't go forward with that course of action.Although I think that implementing a counting system or a vote time limit of sorts would help.
Decu's pretty much going to deal with this crapfest in the morning. He sounded like he was really upset by the whole thing and some of y'all need to chill the fuck out, honestly. I DID pass on the actually constructive ideas here - marking votes more clearly and maybe marking the ends of voting periods - and past that we'll have to see how he feels about a retcon in the morning.Honestly, if people could be a little more polite about this instead of screaming 'DECU FUCKED UP BAD DM' we could all get through this a lot more cleanly. And I'm not just saying we should suck it up and take the bad call either, but come on guys. Jesus. You don't scream at your DM for fucking up, either.Thanks to the people that have been civil about the whole thing, though, too.
>>25156198>a work of fiction for which we have inputYes, and our input was ignored, not because of QM fiat or because of being outvoted, but because of a counting mistake. This is just as much about having proper representation of player participation by taking the retcon than it is about winning.
>>25156074Not sure what answer you're expecting but I'd like the MC not to be such an imbecile as to drag QB to timestop
>>25156239Well said, and we've enough 'polite discourse' on possible solutions/fixes that Decu can relax on the whole "THE SKY IS ON FIRE" business.Everyone should take a deep breath, get a drink and come back to the next thread with an open mind and a cool head.
>>25156239Man, reading his twitter, I feel really bad that this has gone from a genuine mistake in counting to people getting outright angry at Decu. I mean, sure, he made a mistake; we all fuck up at times. That's no reason to flip our shit on him for mathing bad once in like, about a hundred fucking threads.Hell, I for one am impressed he managed to run the quest this long without any prior counting mistakes. So yeah, hope he knows we aren't all screaming about the sky falling, and that he feels more up to looking into this in the morning (by which time the rest of us will have hopefully calmed the fuck down, Jesus Christ people).
I've gone and updated the archive, so everyone can go and relax, take a break, and turn up to the next thread fresh.
>>25156292>people getting mad at stories in which they do nothing but bitch an vote.Welcome to 4chan where behind the nice guy facade you have easily angered persons.
>>25156239>>25156292someone want to tweet him to chill, we got this pretty much settled, he can read over it before the next thread and everyone can be happy again?
>>25156292Show your support on twitter! QMs need support, too.
>>25156355>>25156358I am legitimately contemplating making a twitter account just to give him positive messages. Goddamn it, /tg/, you're making me be sociable in ways that not even my flatmates have managed to trick me into yet.
>>25156404That makes two of us...
>>25156404do it do it do itand besides, Decu is way better than your crummy flatmates, what have they ever done for you?
>>25156404I have one but it's the fist time I've ever tweeted "at" someone.
Well I joined more social media. I hope you're all happy.It's strangely engaging.
>>25156586one of usone of usone of us
>>25156597careful there, almost ran out of characters