>Last thread was deleted partway in, so I'm just gonna post what we did up until then and continue as planned."I don't know. Complicated? I'm hoping things settle down a bit more on that front, enough things to worry about.""Fair enough." He responds, and you hear a vague hissing noise over the line."Why are you asking anyway? Looking for advice on your own women problems?""No offense bro, but you are probably the worst person to get advice from on the topic.""Ouch.""Eh." There's a pause as he apparently begins scraping at something. "So, I need to get back to work in a minute anyway. Just wanted to touch bases. If you're taking the night off or something this seems to be a good time for it.""I see.""Yeah. We gonna say our goodbyes, or is there anything last minute you wanted to talk about?""I don't suppose you could just tell me what you're planning and save me the trouble of figuring it out?""That would require me to both hand you the keys to my defeat and have any idea what the hell I'm doing long term.""... Really?""Really. I kinda started winging it at about the time the Red Archer lost his hostage. I mean, I KNOW what victory would look like for my side, and I know the direction I want to go in, but apparently I can only get from a to b the long way around.""Good lord, you really are my Brother, aren't you?" I answer, pinching the bridge of my nose."Yeah, bullshitting and confusion seems to be the main shared traits." He responds. "Shame you didn't get the good looks too."I try to come up with a reply when I suddenly hear the loud 'click' on the line disconnecting. I put the phone away and begin to walk towards the front door when Sakura steps back outside."Oh, you're done?""Just finished.""Alright." She smiles. "So who was that on the phone, Sempai?"
>>25575996>"Alright." She smiles. "So who was that on the phone, Sempai?""None of your goddamn business, bitch. Now get in the fucking kitchen and make me a turkey club!"
>>25575996"Just a jerk who happens to be a friend of mine. Wanted to see how I was doing.""He called this late?""Remember when I said he was a jerk?" I ask calmly which gets a small smile as we walk back inside.Rin's standing in the kitchen scraping something unidentifiable off of a pan. "Taiga apparently decided to touch as little as possible while we were gone.""How'd that work out?""She turned over some of the fish you were grilling, but these vegetables are a lost cause." She answers with a sigh.".... Those used to be vegetables?""I THINK they used to be vegetables." Rin responds, prodding it with the edge of a spatula.".... Taiga's that bad of a cook?" Sakura asks confused. "How does she feed herself?""In the last year or so since you started coming to my house, have you ever seen Taiga eat a meal that wasn't cooked by one of us?"She looks at me, and clearly spends a minute trying to recall such an incident. Almost desperately clawing for a memory that doesn't exist.[ ] Set up a movie.[ ] Help Rin cook.[ ] Taiga, Saber, and Ilya are alone together.
>[X] Taiga, Saber, and Ilya are alone together.That cannot possibly end well
>>25576048>[X] Taiga, Saber, and Ilya are alone together.
>>25576110It cannot. We must stop it.
>>25576134>stop itIt's like you hate awesome
>>25576048This is our chance to discover what happened in the fire.[X] Help Rin cookMake it... a pork recipe. If possible, char siu.MAXIMUM TRAUMA TIME.
>>25576048>[ ] Taiga, Saber, and Ilya are alone together.Hijinks go!I'd joking suggest to ask Rin to set up the move in the meantime, but we all know how that ends.Three quests at once. This'll be fun.
>>25576048Hmm, I think I was throwing in with [X] movie before we got ba-leeted
>>25576048>[ ] Set up a movie.>>25576110Taiga will be furious, Saber will be a red-faced sputtering lump of moe, and Ilya will be intensely pleased with herself.Not sure WHAT they're talking about, but knowing Ilya thats the only way this will end. And I'm ok with that.
>>25575996Just a quick heads up, the recap thread wasn't archived.Here's a foolz link to it just in case you don't have one.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/25370204/#q25370204
>>25576048Yessssss, F/A. Its been so long I had absolutely no idea what was going on for a moment.[ ] Help Rin cook.We need to make sure this food gets done right.
>>25576204>The recap thread was archived, I'm looking at it right now.>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25370204/
>>25576204What? Yes it was. Bottom thread listed: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Grail-kun"Fate/Stay Again, Abridged edition 1"
>>25576223It's got all the standard tags too
>>25576048>[ ] Set up a movie.Shirou's mechanically inclined, sisters are culinary inclined, and the rest are hijinks inclined (Saber's there to maintain order... probably).
>>25576223>>25576224Huh, when I checked for it when the thread 404ed I couldn't find it.Oh well, carry on then.
>>25576048>[ ] Taiga, Saber, and Ilya are alone together.This... THiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis
>>25576248If nothing else tonight, you can say you learned something
>>25576153Come on guys, seriously. Burning pork is like smelling human flesh, and brings back the memory of the Fuyuki fire.Don't you guys want to know what happened?
>>25576048regarding "[ ] Taiga, Saber, and Ilya are alone together"would choosing this mean we intervene or that we encourage shenanigans
>>25576297s'why I namefag. So everyone can see where the bad ideas come from
It's a shame about that Avenger phonecall. I just realized (only way after the thread was finished) that would've been an excellent opportunity to learn of Broserker's predicament.Just tell him the following words:>"You know, I don't think I'll ever forgive you for what happened to Berserker."Alas, what's done is done and we play on.
>>25576395I think he's currently at city hall getting permits for his advice business. Lotta red tape for Mad Enhancement liability
"So, uh.... Something might be happening that I should deal with.""Uh... Alright." Rin answers as she continues to scrape. "Sakura, do you want to help cook?""... Sure!" She says with a smile after only a moment's hesitation. I meanwhile, walk further into the house.".... daughter?" Is where I hear Taiga's voice asks as I enter hearing range."Yeah. He had a bit of a falling out with my Mother's family after she passed on. I only managed to get here to try and catch up with him when this war started."".... So you haven't seem him since you were really little, huh?""Yeah. When I found out he had....." She hesitates for a moment. "But on the plus side, I apparently have a brother now."I hesitate, realizing that I didn't really have anything to worry about. Then-"Taiga, I have a question." Saber begins."Yes?""The other morning I went to wake Shirou, and he seemed to be having some sort of night-" I step around the corner like I never lost step."Oh, this is where you were at.""Shirou?" Ilya asks, glancing between me and Saber."Nothing important, just got home and was wondering where half the household got off to." I hesitate, looking around at the awkward faces. "I'm interrupting some sort of girl-talk gossiping thing aren't I? Sorry. I'll get out of the way.""Gossip?" Saber asks, blushing slightly. "I was doing nothing of the sort....""Then why's everyone suddenly- it was about me wasn't it." I sigh. "Right, don't mind me, just passing through." I say as I start to walk away.Behind me, I hear Taiga start to talk. "... So, something about a nightmare?"
>>25576586"Eh? Oh, nothing. It was probably nothing important, he was just moaning slightly.""Moaning you say." Ilya states levelly."Yes, I could not quite make it out, but it sounded like a name.""Moaning a name you say. Making out you say." Ilya continues.".... Are you implying something?" Taiga asks."I'm implying we should hit him with a shovel so he's not as handsome. Solve all his problems in one go.""That's not why I-" Saber suddenly stops and coughs. "You know, it might be rather rude to keep talking about someone behind their back like this-"Welp, distracted enough. Shirou 5, Sanity Naught. I ignore the possibility that I have issues to-[ ] Set up a movie.[ ] Help Rin cook.[ ] Go for a walk.[ ] (Other).
>>25576592>[ ] Set up a movie.I shall keep insisting on this course of action.Unless, it's down to /tg/ dice again...
>>25576592>[ ] Set up a movie.The sisters are having sister time in the kitchen, and Ilya seems to have things well in hand, so thats the only remaining task.
>>25576592Ilya is the best.
>>25576592>[ ] Set up a movie.
>>25576592>[x] Set up a movie.
>>25576592>[X] Set up a movieIt shall happen![ ] Go for a walk.Tempting Fate are we?
>>25576592[x] Help Rin cook.Seriously, when was the last time Shirou got to cook a meal in his own kitchen?
>>25576592>[X] Set up a movieThis movie is going to happen even if we have to burn the world to do it.
>>25576709Arc and Sacchin's parting, I think?
I sigh, wandering back towards the living room. I turn on the tv, scanning the headlines to see if anything new happened.Nothing except the reward money from the recent disappearances getting bigger and something about a gas-leak in a Shinto office building.I plug the DVD player in and start setting the features while I listen to Rin gently scolding Sakura and helping her learn to cook. Out of the corner of my eye, I watch as my student is slowly stolen from me.I wonder idly if something like that was inevitable since Rin's both an able cook and a more competent teacher than me. Somehow, it doesn't seem to bother me as much as it probably should. I mean, as long as they're happy-My thoughts are interrupted by a tapping noise at the window. Looking outside, I don't see anything. Maybe I imagined it?[ ] Investigate.[ ] Finish with the Movie already, Jesus.
>>25577187>investigateI'm betting it's Archer
>>25577187>Investigate, but tell someoneAlways use the buddy system. Fuck assassin
>>25577187>[x] Investigate.Don't you believe in fairies?
>>25577187>[ ] Investigate.Our curiosity must be sated.
>>25577187>Rin gently scolding Sakura and helping her learn to cookShe's a better cook than Sakura? huhAlso >[ ] Investigate."Guys, it's probably nothing but I thought I heard something outside. Be right back'
>>25577187Let the investigation begin.
[x] Investigate... but first, activate Inconspicuous Box Prana.
>>25577350Oh god fairy TYPES that poor fool is deadAnyways investigate
>>25577355AND leave a box infront of the TV.Folks will just assume shirou is being silly when they see it.When they see shirou walking around later they'll all start wondering whether hes actually underneath a box or not.
>>25577187I agree with >>25577221, but Assassin has fucked us up once when no one was looking. Let's call Rider and either bring her into the loop about Archer, or just let her know we're investigating something outside for a sec.
>>25577405Wait. What if it's Rider that's trying to get our attention outside the window?She wasn't in the roll-call of the preceding actions, so she might have snuck out while we weren't looking.
>>25577504Good point, it might be Rider.So if we walk out we'll either talk to Archer, talk to Rider, or learn we were too successful in seducing assassin.
If we're just in the main room fiddling with the dvd player, just call over to the girls in the kitchen
I glance around, and see Rider watching the sisters cook. "Hey, I'm going to step out in the yard. I thought I heard something.""Alright." She answers with a nod as I open the door and look around.I see a shrouded figure standing a few feet off to the side. "Hello Malik."".... Berserker?" I ask, hopeful and confused as I take a few steps further."Sadly, no." The figure answers as it turns and I see the edges of a skull-mask. "I was merely confirming that you were the one he spoke of. A curious nickname indeed." I start to back away. "I mean you no harm this evening Shirou. I come not for my Master's sake, but for my own curiosity. The Keeper called you king, but you wear no crown and call no land your own. The girls surround you, yet you do not shower them in the affections you believe they deserve. You claim not to have a wish, but were chosen by the Grail. You jump at shadows, but stare fearlessly into danger. You, Emiya Shirou, are oddly fascinating. A Crownless King leading an empty life." He chuckles. "I wonder if our meeting was truly a coincidence.>What say/do?
>>25577898Holy crap, we actually have a chance with Assassin
>>25577898"Well, being 'oddly facinating' is rather tedious when viewed from the other end. If I might ask, what fate befell he who referred to me as Malik?"
>>25577898"You seem to be getting too familiar with Berserker. What have you done with him?"
>>25577898"Empty? That's the exact opposite of what my life is."
>>25577988Seconding. We might as well stay polite.
>>25577898Welp. Looks like we seduced Assassin.>The Keeper called you kingI forgot that Cain said that he was the keeper of all the stories.>>25577988I'm at a loss of what to say, so why not this?
>>25577898"I wouldn't call it "empty", I've got more violence and more women than I know what to do with. According to most men my age, I'm living the dream.""But more importantly, how do you know Berserker?"All while positioning ourselves to dive heroically back into the house on the drop of a hat.
>>25577898>A Crownless King leading an empty lifeAnd suddenly Shirou became Travis Touchdown.
To be really simple; he called his master princess and I'm her brother... royalty can be fuzzy
>>25578065Great Saber, or greatest Saber?
>>25577898>I wonder if our meeting was truly a coincidence."Forgive me if I'm confused as to why you think meeting me is fateful in some way. Seems I'm woefully short on information about why you seem to find me so interesting. Care to fill me in?"
>>25577898Trace Rule Breaker, in an obvious, non-threatening manner. Offer to let him stay for movie night.
>>25578111Yes, unless we end this conversation with stabbies, Assassin should come in
>>25578111>>25578137No.No.Fuck no. We can be civil, but he stays OUTSIDE. This is still the guy that is working for Zouken. Even if he's here on personal business, Zouken could command him to do something at any point. Hell, he might even be watching us RIGHT NOW.
"Well, being 'oddly facinating' is rather tedious when viewed from the other end. If I might ask, what happened to Berserker, anyway?""I do not know what befell him in this life." He answers simply. "I merely happened to hear the name he spoke to you coming from the lips of another."".... I see. Why is it you find our meeting fateful?""Because you drew his eye as he drew mine. I had many things in life, but none of them were a thing that could not be claimed by another. Great wealth, many beautiful women, power and respect from great men. I lacked only one thing.""... And that is?""A legacy. A name to be carried through the ages. I wished to place my mark on a mountain no other could climb, and paid dearly for my hubris." He turns to walk away. As he does, he pauses and speaks almost to himself. "I wonder Shirou, if you're the one to kill me."Before I can react he vanishes over the wall and into the night.>Actions?
I did say >>25576379
>>25578225>Actions?"Creepy..."Then head back inside as if nothing worth mentioning happened.
Stare in the direction he retreated for a moment and then get back to that fuckin' movie
>>25578198Which is why I suggested Rule Breaker.If he doesn't want to hang around after that's cool. If he does, well, what the fuck is Zouken gonna do, he nuked the ref already.>>25578225Bah.Go back to movie night.
>>25578225Well unless we're going to chase after him (NO), head back in and work on the movie. Sometime soon mention to Rin that the Wards still don't work when they're needed most.
I think we might be dealing with the first Hassan. "Make my mark on a mountain no other could climb." Brings up imagery of the old man of the mountain and that very title fits quite well with Lancer's assessment. The massive boost in power is due to being the [goldtext] original [goldtext] assassin
>>25578225[X] Set up the goddamn movie
>>25578346>I think we might be dealing with the first Hassan. "Make my mark on a mountain no other could climb." Brings up imagery of the old man of the mountain and that very title fits quite well with Lancer's assessment. The massive boost in power is due to being the [goldtext] original [goldtext] assassinCould be. Should we say what he said about himself to the girls? Together we might be able to learn his identity.
After a long hard moment of staring at where he vanished, I walk back inside shaking my head and put a movie in.The household seems to gravitate together as the opening credits roll, and we slowly move from around the kitchen to the table to te living room as the film winds down to it's end.After we put the second one in, Ilya settles on my lap and Rin and Sakura sit on either side of me. rider and Saber sit closely on my left past Rin, and Taiga throws herself beside Sakura to start watching the film.We watch wacky misunderstanding after bizarre circumstance, occasionally laughing along to the onscreen antics.Ilya drifts off to sleep about halfway in, and her tiny yawns spread to Taiga as well. I tuck the two of them in unconscious and am about to call it a night when Sakura kisses me.>Actions?
>>25578927What kind of kiss are we talking about? Mouth to mouth? On the cheek? Did anyone else say them?
>>25578959>You're in the living room with everyone else, and it's the full on, wrap arms around the neck and go for it kind of kiss.
>>25578927Coyly"Oh, what was that for?"
>>25578991>You're in the living room with everyone else, and it's the full on, wrap arms around the neck and go for it kind of kiss.Well.Thats awkward.
>>25578927>>25578991[x] Counter attack.
>>25578991>>25578927oh shit gurl whatchu doin
>>25578927Freeze, eyes wide.I... was not expecting that.
>>25578991So Rider, Rin, and Saber are still awake. Rider will take it well, but I'm not so sure about Saber, and going maximum Shirou will probably make it worse. Look over Sakura's shoulder at Rider for help?
>>25579030>>25579028>>25579026>>25579016Time for Shirou to do what he does best!
>>25578999Alternately, [x] PANIC
>>25579052Fail at romance?
>>25579052Set himself on fire?
>>25579068better advice than archer.
>>25579052>>25579043No, no, not go maximum shirou. Take this seriously. Maybe even pull her aside for some privacy to talk.And if she tries to retreat, let's follow her. Or look to rider for confirmation before following her.
>>25579104That was my first thought when reading that.
>>255789911. Return kiss.2. Try to make eye contact with Rider and give her our best "NOT ACCORDING TO PLAN SOS MAYDAY PLEASE HALP" look. As much as we can do that with just our eyes anyway.3. Assuming Rider doesn't directly intervene, break off the kiss before it gets out of hand (but not so soon that she'll be offended, of course). Our willpower isn't infinite, we need to be able to think clearly in case this situation blows the fuck up.
We can't really hesitate here and if we don't play this right someone's route is becoming Locked tonight
>>25578927Whatever we do, it cannot be anything that can be a rejection of her or she'll go crazypants
>>25578927[x] return kissThe fabled 5 way?
... OH GOD THEY PLANNED THIS. THE SHARKS HAVE DECIDED TO STOP CIRCLING AND START NIBBLING.GET OUT SHIROU, GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN BEFORE RIN AND RIDER AND SABER ALL COME IN FOR THEIR NIBBLES TOO
>>25579218This is stupid.
>>255792093 way at most, imouto and taiga are out for the night
>>25579218That is exactly what we WANT to happen.If it DOESN'T happen, then we might be in trouble.
>>25579230>Implying the fabled 5 way was with best Sis and Taiga
>>25579235>If it DOESN'T happen, then we might be in trouble.This. WE NEED TO CHECK FOR EVERYONE ELSES REACTION
>>25579209I have a feeling Saber will justexcuse herself extremely red faced and embaressed
>>25579230Sakura, Rin, Rider, Saber, Shirou.5.
>>25579264Pretty sure Saber won't jump in if we don't push her, which would leave us with Sakura, Rin, Rider, Sakura, and Shirou.
>>25579261Summon rider's chain.
>>25578927Break off the kiss. We need to talk, Sakura.
>>25579350Are you nuts.
>>25579350Yeah, this, honestly.
I can hear AC-Guy's insane trollish laughter in my fucking mind.
>>25579392You sure hes laughing in your mind or in your ear?
>So, is there a consensus?
>>25579392I hope that he doesn't have another panic attack from laughing so much.Again.
>>25579411Freeze up and check the reactions from the other girls.
>>25579411[x] return kiss, hug sakura and look around at the other girls with panic in the eyes.
>>25579411Among the sane half, 'KISS HER YOU FOOL' seems to be winning, with a side order of attempted situational awareness.I really hope we don't need to roll for that.
>>25579350No you fool!Play it cool. She's much more fragile emotionally than any one else, so roll with it and gauge reactions. Just don't let it continue for too long or escalate, unless the escalation is another girl joining in.Worst-case scenario, we can play it off with "she just came at me, I reacted on instinct!" if anyone gets seriously pissed off.
>>25579430In before kubotitis.
>>25579392>>25579411this i think
>>25579411Kiss her, attempt situational awareness
>>25579411Roll with it, figure out how everyone else reacts, and probably tell her that we'll need to talk- quiet enough that it's private.
Cautiously, I return the kiss while glancing around the room wide-eyed. Rin looks equally confused and betrayed, Rider seems to be watching the scene with blank amazement and Saber's opening and shutting her mouth in silence while blushing heavily.I get ready to break the kiss, but Sakura does it first, as she starts to pull me down to the floor. I find myself kneeling over her, as she looks me in the eye.I try to find the words to say, but I see her blushing and looking away as she speaks first in a whisper I can barely hear."Senpai..... do you love me?">Actions?
>>25579527>Actions?Wake up and have a conversation with Rider about personal space.
>>25579527"We need to talk. All of us... there's an elephant in the room and I - we've been trying to ignore it for a long time"
>>25579542That sounds about right.
>>25579527Run out to the shed, lock ouselves in and work on the bike.
>>25579542[x] yesMuch better than the initial flight response i felt.
>>25579542>>25579548>>25579557This. Also why did this happened when best sister is asleep?
>>25579536If she's seriously fucking with us here, then she's getting booted out.
>>25579527"Well that's a stupid question if I've ever heard one.Of course I do."
3 for The HEART TO HEART Talk1 to run3 wake up to bug RiderHue
>>25579620>Implying we can't try waking up and if that doesn't work we are doing THE TALK
Rider seems to be too shocked to be running a dream on us. Voting for >>25579542
>>25579542I'll go with the cool kids
>>25579638Oh we can.Imagine the damage to sakura when we ask if shes a figment of rider's dream abilities.
Just as a heads up, thread already archived to stop a troll from archiving it first with shit tags.In the meantime, >>25579542
>>25579536God, this.>>25579542If it is a reality, then we're in a crucial moment, so we need to handle this carefully.
>Alright, consensus isn't quite clear and I'm falling asleep at the keyboard. You guys mind if we call it a day here and pick up tomorrow night if the thread's alive?>You seem like you could use the extra time to think and my writing ability is going straight to hell over here.
>>25579709Hell, we're just as confused.We're just gonna wing it.
>>25579527Congratulations, this has scared the crap out of me, even more than any encounter with Gil, Avengers or Hashashin
>>25579709You monster.Well, by the time you get back we'll probably have a full-length speech ready.
>>25579709Actually, consensus is >>25579542 right now.Can we lock that in so we don't spend an hour tomorrow wondering what the eventual consensus is going to be?
>>25579732What is Love?Saber don't hurt me.
>>25579709if you wouldn't mind could you try a writeup for >>25579542 before crashing?
>>25579620NO nononono, we CAN'T go full Shirou here and pretend we're dreaming. Density is our enemy here, so let's stop pretending we have no idea about anything and prepare for SERIOUS TALK.
>>25579758Shirou doesn't get to have THE TALK now. THE TALK gets to have Shirou.
Could we at least answer her before we go all round table on them?
>>25580151The answer will likely be along the lines of "I really care about you all. I cant say I love one of you without saying i love the others as well"
>>25579709FUCK YOU.Anyway, >>25579542 is the sane option.
>>25580252Pretty much this, we need to admit that we don't really know what love is but we think it's what we feel for all of them. We're struggling with the fact that we can't love any one of them alone because we'll always feel this way about the others as well.
>>25579542If we lead with "The elephant in the room has just stampeded", I will love AC-Guy forever.
>>25582164And then rider notes that it's not the only elephant trumpeting.
>>25579542This.The BS has gone on long enough. Time to resolve this stupid harem BS and get back to the actual 'stop the horror of Avenger' plot
Ac-Guy has stated previously that he works with 'points' for the girls. Apparently we have enough Rin-points to do pretty much anything. This DID come as a surprise to her, though, so some damage control is probably necessary. I'm pretty certain Rider is okay with sharing at this point. I have no idea how we stand with Sakura. Not pushing her away was clearly the right call, since it took her a LOT of courage to pull this off and refusing her would've crushed her confidence even further. No idea how open she'd be to the harem idea, though. Saber is going to be the hardest. We haven't even found a way to keep her in this world yet, and until we do she won't even consider the possibility of being in love. I fear we may not be able to get her along right now. Or maybe ever, sadly.
Remember Shirou, be confident!Whether this is actually a good idea or not is a moot point, as long as you make it SOUND like a good idea.Whatever you do, don't second guess yourself.
>>25578225Can we confirm if this Assassin is the same one we encountered at the Temple a while back? Because Rider was able to fight that guy off relatively easily.
>>25578225>"I wonder Shirou, if you're the one to kill me.">"Could you be the one to finally finish me?"
>>25582391Assassin took a level in badass recently
So, terrifying thought: what if this isn't just Sakura being frisky, and is instead some elaborate plot to destroy us with a drama-bomb by causing all our relationships to implode?
>>25582655The only relationship that MIGHT implode would be Saber. And frankly I doubt she'd do that much imploding at all.
>>25582655It could be Rider dream-testing us.
>>25582655If so, that plan is (hopefully) about to backfire horribly.>Jokes on you Zouken, I was going for the Harem route all along!
>>25582718An outside observer might assume it would torpedo our relationship with Rin, since obviously nobody except for Avenger, the metagaming bastard is aware of just how many Rin points we have stacked up.
>>25582239>We haven't even found a way to keep her in this world yetThe UBW way is always an option: Rin supports her & it takes up ~80% of her power. Sakura's supposed to be as capable as Rin as far as reserves go so that covers Rider too.
>>25583107She'll still have to go back to Camlann when she dies, though. And her body would stay the same while everyone grows old around her. Not exactly a fun prospect.Would she still have her memory if we let her 'die' in the grail war, fade away to Camlann, she actually dies there and THEN we wish her back to life using our Grail-wish?
>>25583107Assuming, of course, we haven't figured out the fix-the-grail plan by that point.
>>25583107Sakura filled with crest worms was that capable. I'm not sure she'll have retained her full capacity now we've had them removed.
>>25584460the crest worms were there to allow her to use matou magic, they didn't change her circuits... she just needs to relearn magic I think.
>>25584519I thought they basically acted as extra magic circuits?
As I recall a good deal of her hax level mana capacity came from being a grail host. This Sakura is no one and is probably actually a bit worse than Rin circuit wise due to damage from the worms and the fact that she was considered inferior enough to Rin to get shipped off to the Matous in the first place. On the plus side though she would probably be far happier to support a servant because for her magecraft is forever associated with Zouken raping her via proxy and therefore is likely to be far less magically active than Tin.
>>25584750>inferior enough to Rin to get shipped off to the Matous in the first place.It's not so much as "Inferior enough to get sent away" as it is "Mages have a 1-heir rule generally and excess kids are traded t other families for kickbacks.""Less potentially powerful than Rin" is, like, most mages ever. Rin is fucking nuts.
>>25584750No, Daddy Tohsaka had a particularly hard choice to make with his girls because both of them were so naturally insane with magic that they'd have discovered it by themselves sooner or later.The only choice he made was the older daughter, as that was really the only difference between them (aside from their origins. Rins is jewels, sakura's is magic numbers but that was somehow forceably changed by wormnigger).A mage with two heirs so powerful has a heartbreaking choice to make because only one heir can inherit the family crest, it just so happened that one of daddy tohsaka's former allies (the matou family) didn't have a worthwhile heir (kariya ran away from the tradition and the other son was useless), so sakura was given to the matou family to inherit their crest and produce powerful mage babies, if not from one of zoukens grandchildren then from zouken himself.*wars* in magi families have been fought over two siblings desiring the family crest as it represents generations of magical knowledge and ability.
>>25578225Im telling you guys that this assassin is the original hassan the first man on the moutain
>>25585555But the original Old Man of the Mountain was named Rashid ad-Din Sinan... Hassan-i-Sabbah founded them, but they became so powerful later. So if we're going with "the original Assassin", then he can be either of them: Rashid or Hassan
>>25585881Him being ether one or some sort of combination of the two explains his appearance and his ability to use the phantasms of other hassans
>>25585957Well, that, or it's actually the fate/strange fake assassin disguising herself as a man.
>>25585957>his ability to use the phantasms of other hassansAlright, that's one hell of an assumption. Care to explain your reasoning?
>>25579709Throwing my vote in for the elephant discussion and thanks for this AC-Guy. This is everything I could have wanted for the glorious pressure blowout moment.
>>25586254I'm waiting for this to somehow be a troll of some sort.I'm with the Nowhere on this, I can hear the laughter. Something tells me we're either panicking for nothing, or this is about to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
>>25586363Maybe Hassan ambushed us with his Tally-whacker so hard we're having a fever dream? Oh well at least it's helping us get our houseplans in order.
Rolled 4>>25586419It bears mentioning that we went to see someone who has kidnapped and replaced us before with no one the wiser. Food for thought.
>>25586518What if Bahsahkah found and smashed the real grail in a beat the "reaper" for an extra life gambit before escaping. Zouken finds the shards and mistakenly thinks from his previous failures that he may need a male host. So he sends Hassan to capture his Greatest foe. Us. Hassan knows what will happen and decides to drug us to give us a little happiness before we wake up to our horrific new reality.Kirei is in the corner the whole time furiously Rejoicing!
Inform everyone that if this is a Rider Dream, we will be very hurt and disappointed with her, and if this is a dream given by someone else (coughAssassincough) we will be very angry. Then give it a second to sink in before we start The Talk.
>>25586684But if it is a Ridah dream we'd be wasting the hypothetical chance to see how the storm blows. And if it isn't we've just pissed off Rider and Saber needlessly. It's a really stupid move man.
>>25586745Everyone else's reactions have my fairly convinced it isn't, but I just wanted to cover that possibility. And I could definitely see it upsetting Rider, but Saber?
>>25586863Because we'd be dishonorably trying to stick someone else with the blame.
>>25586893That certainly wasn't the impression I wanted to give, but look back at all the shit that's happened that could make us suspicious. We had the fake Saber a while ago, we have Assassin who can make simulacrums and replace us with them without ANY OF US being aware, we had Arcueid faking being Lancer, and we have Rider's dream fuckery.We know about Sakura not exactly being comfortable with sex, so this seems wildly out of character for her. We have every right to be a little suspicious. But we NEED TO HAVE THIS FUCKING TALK with the girls.
Updated timeline at the usual placehttp://pastebin.com/afNEHk0RMy own mini version of an insane theories pastebin:http://pastebin.com/fqxdzm9J>>25579709My vote is for >>25579542Also some mention of said elephant currently stampeding.
>>25588066http://pastebin.com/kbk9L521>And now back to work. See you guys later tonight.
>>25587176Her raging lust has been in close contact with the source of it for a couple days now in a very high stress enviroment. Not to mention her usual lust dreams AND the how about a harem end dream that Rider snuck to her. Which she took to -too- well. Her dams just broke finally that's all.
>>25590896Or she's True Assasin.
>>25590920But Anon, weren't you there when we figured out that everyone is Hassan? We're doing our best to keep it on the down low but they're really pressing us hard now.
>>25590896I'd agree with you if she hadn't just begged Rider to brainwash the slut out of her less than 24 hours ago, unless my mental timeline is fucked up.
>>25591002Day 11, [Tuesday] [2/10]Afternoon, 41st Verse -Sakura's a slutEvening, 44th Verse -What the Fuck, Sakura?No, my timeline says we found out about her trying to get the slut brainwashed out of her like, 4-6 hours ago. So it was definitely less than 24 hours.>>25590563>[*Insert insane laughter here*]I'm going to take that as a positive note.Updating my paste to include your edit.
>>25591129>two species can play that game foul dogs
>>25583219>Using the grailno
>>25591988Maybe once we defeat Avenger, it cleanses the grail?Maybe Avenger's plan IS to cleanse the grail, and without casualties if things go well?
You've made my week AC-Guy. Stay Fabulous
>>25592415>Realta Nua Rin x Mitsuzuri scene.jpgThat reminds me: I need to go through again with the Realta Nua stuff installed.
>>25592415Wh-what is this?
>>25592960Only Rin and best girl
>>25592960The bit from Realta Nua that replaced one of the ero-scenes in Heaven's Feel, a lewd dream caused by Rider if I recall
>>25592960The second best route that will never be
>>25593009Of course! I just didn't realized Realta Nua added anything besides Last Episode and voices
>>25593024Wait, Realta Nua actually changed stuff? I thought it just added some voiceovers. Damn. Now I'm gunna have to go get my hands on it.
>>25593126I do not know exactly what changed, but I believe for the most part it just added voices, Last Episode, and skips ero-scenes.
>>25593039>>25593126It wasn't "added" so much as it replaced an existing scene. All of the H-scenes were replaced with PG versions.
>>25593039>>25593126Where did you guys think the DRAGON scene came from?
>>25593206Thought the anime predated Realta Nua?
>>25593206I, being new to the Fate/Franchise, am not really sure what the DRAGON scene is. From what I gathered it's what appeared in the anime instead of the... prana transfer ritual in the woods with Sabre.
>>25592432Long hair Glasses Rin is best Rin.An adult Rin is fine too.
>>25593232Yeeep.Basically, in the VN, Shirou, Rin and Saber had a kinky threesome.In the anime Shirou got his arm bitten off by a giant CG dragon.
>>25593268And in the UBW OVA, Rin taking his virginity is replaced with dolphins. [insert joke about dolphin rape here]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOJCQZHEESY
>>25593227That is true, but the dolphin scene in the UBW movie was taken from the edited version of the scene in Realta Nua.
>>25593268Anime Shirou has no manner of luck at all.
>>25593268>>25593286I'm glad I listened to /a/ and skipped the anime and went straight into the VN.Shit sounds retarded
>>25593307It was. Still might as well suffer through it for completions sake
>>25593307It was hilarious.For best results, try watching the dragon scene while the audio from the VN plays.
>>25593232You mean this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdol1dMEtMY
>>25593307Actually, the UBW OVA is pretty okay. Worth seeing after you've played the VN (it's almost impossible to follow if you haven't played the route) for the action scenes.
>Ufotable will never animate F/SN
>>25593307>http://pastebin.com/kbk9L521>>25593286>>25593268>>25593232But it's beautiful! Especially this versionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdol1dMEtMY>>25578225We should do as >>25579542 suggests. be open.Assuming we can get through The Elephant Talk without major blood loss, we should try and find a way and see if this is real, rather than an Assassin illusion. We already god screwed once, I don't wanna muck up againStupid mindfuckery
>Heaven's Feel will never be animated
>>25593391>The UBW OVA is pretty okayAHAHAHAHAHA.The animation is fluid, but at the same time it's terrible. I wish I had that image of Lancer from his fight with Archer at the curch, where his Gae Bolg is literally a line with a red triangle at the end.And Lancer himself doesn't look much better.
>>25593391>for the action scenes.I found the entire thing unforgivable just for how badly they failed to convey the epicness that was taking place during Shirou and Archer's duel.>>25593307The two scenes above, and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8yWD07H1IwThose are the only scenes really worth watching.
>>25593399BULLSHIT!They can do a set of four OVAs after the inevitable remake (which adds an Ayako route) comes out!Because that's totally gonna happen, eventually, after they finish the Tsukihime remake.>implying the Tsukihime remake will ever be finishedSHUT UP YOU!>I'm only saying what we're both thinking
>>25593478After Tsukihime remake is Mahoyo 2 and 3, and maybe some more DDD.Then, if anything, we'll be getting that Tsukihime 2 we were promised way back in Kagetsu Tohya.
>>25593478>adds an Ayako routeOh please, none of the remakes are going to add any routes.Isn't it sad, Sacchin?
>>25593478but they redesigned her. So it's not really a victory
>>25593511>none of the remakes are going to add any routes.Actually, Sacchin route being added back in has been confirmed. Repeatedly.>>25593500>Tsukihime 2 we were promised way back in Kagetsu Tohya.This will only be sufficient if it is about Shiki and Ciel rolling around as for-profit vampire slayers.
>>25593569With the short stories that supposedly lead up to it, I got the feeling Ciel was still working for the church and Shiki had more or less become Arcueid's vassal/personal hitman in addition to being her lover.But at this point, they can't have something as potentially apocalyptic as the resurrection of The Dark Six and not involve Shirou and probably Aoko in addition to Shiki, so I'm hoping the premise will be retooled into TYPE-MOON ALL-STARS KICK SOME ASS.
>>25593627I would read the fuck out of that.
>>25593662What if I were to add "Featuring Zelretch?"
>>25593627>TYPE-MOON ALL-STARS KICK SOME ASS.Including, through some sort of dickery, Counter Guardian EMIYA from BEFORE he had his mid-life crisis.>>25593687I would offer you my daughter's virginity.
>>25593627>Skihi, Arc and Ciel Triple-teaming shit>Aoko>Shirou shows up rocking UBW, Rin with the Gemsword and Saber, and Sakura being a Grail Battery with RiderWorld. Is. Fucked.>>25593687He's an easy one to blame for a mess on that scale.
>>25593695>I would offer you my daughter's virginity.The contract has been sealed.
>>25593687>>25593695>>25593702>Insert plot hooks and>The world feels threatened and sends counter guardians to eliminate our young hero'sAnd now we have a plot
>>25593736Joke's on you, I have no daughter!And it's too late now, you're stuck mother fucker!
>>25593774better get on making one
>>25593774>I have no daughter!Yet.
>>25593764I was actually thinking "The world sends a Counter Guardian to aid our heroes", because the mental image of Shirou and EMIYA kicking ass together like some sort of crazy buddy cop movie appeals to me.
>Man, this thread went somewhere.... strange. I need to stop leaving you guys alone for extended periods of time.>Can someone get me a consensus? I know there was something about wanting to get trampled by elephants earlier, is there a specific wording you want to go for?
>>25593801>because the mental image of Shirou and non-suicidal EMIYA kicking ass together
>>25593478If they do make a remake, I really want there to be a route for the best girl, Taiga
>>25593850Elephant in the Room just stampeded.But in all seriousness, we need to tell everyone to sit down and talk this shit out before it becomes an apocalyptic disaster.Saying "We love all four of you" in response to sakura's question is risky, but may defuse her breakdown for a bit.
>>25593850See: >>25579542Which seems to be the main consensus at the moment.
>>25593850Elephant in room, commence harem strategy session, shirou defuses slutbomb(s) with scalpel."I care about all of you"
>>25593801I was honestly thinking this would be the event that would cause Shirou to BECOME a Counter Guardian.>>25593850I think>>25579542 has been the consensus since yesterday.
I sort of forgot this wasn't just a general F/SN thread
>>25593850we want >>25579542with >>25588066>Also some mention of said elephant currently stampeding.
>>25593869Honestly, Ilya seems like the best thing that could happen to Taiga. She loved Kiritsugu, and Kerry's actual daughter shows up, and really needs some sort of Adult guardian/Role model?It's like being Kerry's wife by proxy for her.
>>25593695>Counter Guardian EMIYA from BEFORE he had his mid-life crisis.Reminds me of Hill of Swords.That was a good read.
>>25593956It's kinda so-so. Action scenes are pretty well done.It's head and shoulders above his other long-runner, though.
>>25593904As long as it can't possibly be interpreted as us calling Sakura an elephant.Some people would have a fucking field day with that one.
>>25594081Yes. Very much this.We do not want to imply Pachydermity. THat will end with us DEAD>
>>25594081We don't want to imply we're calling ANYONE an elephant. Basically everyone in the shark,uh... collective noun...Basically all of the sharks could kill us really easily. Except probably Sakura. But Rider would probably be QUITE WILLING to pick up the slack, there.
>>25593850Address the romantic Shark that has been in the room for quite some time now. His suave Sicilian accent makes us swoon for his scaly embrace and dapper fashion sense.
>>25594113>>25594159But anons, we are the elephant, with a majestic horn to toot.
"So." I begin, seeing Sakura's confused expression. "I think it's about time we had a talk about the elephant in the room we've all been ignoring.""Oh god, you're gay, aren't you?" Rider blurts out suddenly, and the four of us immediately turn to her."No. No, I'm not. What?""Ok. I was just.... for a second there it looks like that's where it was going. Never mind." She says relieved, going back to attentive.I can't quite tell if that diffused the tension or not, I try to continue "So uh..... I'm actually not sure where to begin with this. We've left all this hanging for so long...."I see Sakura starting to mist up, Rin's quietly beginning to fret, Saber is looking around embarrassed and confused, and Rider is simply staring as though waiting for a verdict. If I didn't see how tightly her hands were clenched, I'd never know anything was wrong.>Choose one, or give a me D20 to salvage the situation.
Rolled 8>>25594256"I love you all."
Rolled 19>>25594256"I CARE ABOUT ALL OF YOU!"
Rolled 12>>25594282c'moooooon no 1
>>25594276Shit.>>25594282I love you forever.
Rolled 12>>25594256SAVING THE DAY"What is love? I have feelings for all of you."
>>25593399>>25593411>>25593424Isn't that from the PSP/Vita/Whatever version of the VN.My amount of 'Do Want' is staggering.
Rolled 20>>25594282Our hero.
Rolled 3>>25594282>not rolling a 1I am disappoint
>>25594256Rider is so the best winggirl. If we land the bestending we're going to have to get her and Ayako together just to repay everything Rider's done to help us.
>>25594301It's just the animated OPs for the Vita version. The VN itself is exactly the same as the PC version except with remixed music.
>>25594321OUR OTHER HERO
>>25594330Thought the Vita version was Realta Nua, so with voice acting and no porn?
>>25594321>>25594353I AM A SUPERHERO
>>25594359Right. Same as the PS2 version, then.
>>25594353TOGETHER WE RESOLVE TENSE RELATIONSHIP MOMENTS WE HAVE NO REAL IDEA HOW TO HANDLE AND SPEAK LOUDLY
>>25594256Damn... just when I was typing a padding speech for Sakura to buy time and segue it to the "Elephant in the room" conversation.Welp, reworking the speech then.
Rolled 18>>25594256Box our way out of the house, into a bar and get blackout drunk.
>>25594392Post it for posterity?
>>25594397OH! MY! GOD! AC-Guy you have to note this down for the inevitable CP thread. We gotta see that kind of shenanigan GOLD.
>>25594256So what was the break down? 2-6 Rin, 7-11 Sakura, 12-16 Rider, 17-19 Saber1 is Assassin, 20 is Ilya
>>25594408Obliging then...>"Sakura, I completely understand how much this means to you. After all that you've been through and dealt with, conveying your feelings for me probably took every ounce of strength and courage in you.">"Thank you for placing your in trust in me.">"I can only promise that I won't refuse you in the future. For now, I just want to clear up everything to everyone here. Right now.">*insert elephant in room conversation*Grargh... feels sooo~ sappy and... bah...
>>25594434I think "Bad Ends" could be an entire CP thread of it's own. Probably more than one.
>>25594282WELL THEN!Just make sure we thrown in something about how we can't pick just one because that would hurt the others, which is of course unacceptable, thus we pick ALL OF THE ABOVE. They'll immediately recognize that as trademark Shirou logic.
>>25594456We weren't rolling to choose. Choosing didn't require a roll.We were rolling to not choose, and SURVIVE that.
>>25594456The break down is you, apparently, completely misunderstanding the roll's purpose.
>>25594468It would be great to have the bad ends and how crits changed things after the end of the series along with all the hooks we missed etc. Just seeing how much we did right and how we warped it so badly.
>>25594486Yeah, but it'd be funny. Shirou pulls out a die then puts on his robe and wizard hat
>>25594397Can I request an omake of this AC-Guy?I'll love you forever. It's not like I don't love you anyways.
>>25594519>Shirou pulls out a die then puts on his robe and wizard hatAnd then Archer barges in, slaps them off of him, and declares that he's too pathetic to be a Caster.
>>25594540>"Shirou! you're drunk!">"Naaaah, I'm fine">vomitting
>>25594397>>25594434>>25594540But then we'd get the real bad end
>>25594256"I'm sorry, but I'm in love with Mitsuzuri-san!"
>>25594256"YOU KISSED ME THE OTHER DAY RIDER, DO I KISS LIKE A GAY MAN? HERE LETS ASK THE OTHER GIRLS"*kiss saber**kiss rin*Ask sakura, saber, rin if shirou kisses like a gay man
>>25594737"I'm sorry, but I'm in love with my box!"
Rolled 2>>25594788This...this is pretty good if Shirou ever flips his shit about it. Shame Kirei's not around to question his sexuality again.
>>25594796>not choosing obviously superior Bike>"It's not like I lit you on fire because I like you or anything like that."Rin: take notes.
>>25594788>the other dayThat was this morning, anon.>kiss rinWe kissed Rin this morning, too.All Saber got was a lunch "date"
>>25594857The box protects us. The bike tried to kill us.Picking the box is a no-brainer.
I start to reach wildly for some explanation for how I care for all of them and can't bear to see them hurt. As I start to say something though, I feel a sharp pressure on my chest. I blink, and when I open my eyes....I see a concerned Ilya sitting on my lap. "You dozed off. I was fine with letting you sleep, but then something started poking me and Rider told me to wake you up.""... That was a dream?" I glance around and see that Taiga's crashed completely, and the other girls are dreaming fitfully.Except for Rider, who's staring at me confused."... Was that you?""No, I think it was you." She answers, confused. "I just popped in to see what Sakura was dreaming and found all of you in there. I helped out with the ending by the way.""... what?""Basically, I made it so Saber thinks you chose her and the sisters both think you chose the other one." She answers calmly, as she lifts Sakura. "I believe this will expedite things.""... For the better?""Focus on staying ahead of the boulder, Dr Jones." She answers. "The situation is going to escalate soon, either find a good distraction or be ready to take it head on." With that she leaves the room. Rin and Saber slowly begin to stir as Ilya gives me a concerned look.As late as it is, I should probably go to bed....[ ] Get some rest.[ ] Inception with Rider.[ ] Yeah, like I'm ever sleeping again....
>>25594876The box is the only one who really loves us. These others are only after the wizard juice.
>>25594737Great Idea. Imagine if we chased the Ilya route instead of the harem route.>>25594788Do you even follow the quest? She intentionally asked that to defuse tension cause she's our wing girl. All that will do is intentionally piss off everyone else ever more.
>Not picking Taiga or Illya
>>25594876>Box is Saber>entire purpose is to protect Shirou>Bike is Sakura>abused by authority figure, Shirou "rescues" them, unintended murderous intentDEAR GOD, THE PARALLELS
>>25594895>[X] Inception with Rider.This shit needs sorting.
>>25594895Intercept Rider.We are resolving this TONIGHT. And she is involved.
[ ] Inception with Rider.
Rolled 5>>25594895>"No, I think it was you." She answers, confused. "I just popped in to see what Sakura was dreaming and found all of you in there.Wait, what?Also [ ] Yeah, like I'm ever sleeping again...
>>25594895>[ ] Inception with Rider.HAHA TIME FOR TRAUMA
>>25594895>[ ] Yeah, like I'm ever sleeping again....Time to take that walk in the woods. You know, the place where Merlin said he detected our presence?Might wanna check it out ASAP.
>>25594876The box was our real waifu all along. Even though she had no chance she tried her best to help us be happy.>>25594895[x] Carry Saber to bed Princess carry stle and tuck her in. Have Ilya get Rin. [x] RiderceptionCan you elaborate what Riderception would be? Like are we going to have rider try to manipulate them further? Are we going to try to dream session test solutions? Is Rider going to accidentally us while we sleep?
>>25594895>[X] Yeah, like I'm ever sleeping again....It's been a while since Shirou's had a lack of sleep. This is just the push he needs to go back to sleeping half an hour every other day.Also, suggest we talk to Ilya and Rider some more. Outside.We just went full demon-Shirou again and pulled spooky magics to drag everyone into our dream...?
[ ] Inception with Rider.Soooo, we're REALLY not good at figuring out what's real or not
>>25594895>but then something started poking mewhoopwhoopwhoop
>>25594895>"No, I think it was you." She answers, confused. "I just popped in to see what Sakura was dreaming and found all of you in there. I helped out with the ending by the way."What. This shit's happening often enough it's losing its effect on me.[x] Inception with Rider.Maybe she can help with Merlin!Dreams.
>>25594895>[ ] Inception with Rider.
>>25594895[x] Inception with Rider.Good save. Also what the fuck.>>25594930>Dad's Coat is Rider>ha ha time for badass stuntsGot nothin for Rin though.
>>25594895>>25594992>[x] Carry Saber to bed Princess carry style and tuck her in. Have Ilya get Rin.>[x] RiderceptionI concur with this post.>>25594995You made me cough up my coffee. thanks.
Just going to casually point out that this vote is basically a split between "organising a harem-ending" and "What the Hell is Shirou?"I think we need to focus on priorities here.
>>25595032The estrogen bomb needs to be defused before it kills us all. Then we can worry if we're really Hassan with amnesia or we have microscopic swords for cells because we're a warforged.
>>25595032Sexual tension is reaching critical mass. And we already know we're not human. I say our priorities ARE in order.
>>25595082>>25595066Perhaps I'm just being biased since I just want us to grab best-sister, and elope with the bike to live happily in the prussian winterlands forever.Plus I'm curious as to how explosive and estrogen bomb can actually be.
>>25595200Another what-if for the CP machine
>So the plan is what now?
Rolled 16>>25595390Oi m8 Inception is winning by a landslide.
>>25595390To elope with the bike to Germany.And bring Ilya with us.But seriously, I'm pretty sure Riderception is winning by a large margin.
>>25595390Riderception:>>25594937>>25594952>>25594965>>25594994>>25594999>>25595000>>25595002>>25595006>>25595022Like I'm ever sleeping again:>>25594993>>25594988
>>25595390Majority going for Inception plan, but put the rest of the girls to bed first.
>>25594895[X]Mention about Assassin to Rider -I'm still paranoid about mindfuckery.After that, I'm tempted to do >[X] Inception with Rider.This was the plan to relive the Grail War trauma with Rider's dreamjacking, right?I'd prefer it if the others knew of what was going on before we did terrible shit to Shirou.Repressed memories of firey death are horrific alone. Add on Mage Dickery, and we have a recipe for disaster.
>>25595436I would like to change >>25594993to Riderception.
Poke Illya more, if you know what I mean
We... just had a shared dream with five people. We don't even have a Servant contract, much less one that goes five ways. Get Rider on the line to our brain, there's something freaky(er than usual) going on.
>>255956164. Sakura, saber, rin, ourselves. Rider was using spooky dream magic and Ilya was giving our equipment a test drive.
>>25595685Rider dropped in voluntarily, I'm counting her. Still weird.
>>25595726Well whenever the source of the wizard shit shows up we can just hitdudesing it.In other news, Saber's still the last holdout but that's our fault for maining Rin and Rider with some Sakura.
I carry Saber back to her room, and she wakes up as I set her down. She acts very embarrassed, slamming the door in my face and then meekly apologizing through it as I turn to walk away.I do the same for Rin, and as I set her down, she wakes up. "What? You were just going to tuck me in fully clothed?""As opposed to stripping you and putting you in your pajamas?"She blushes heavily before conceding the point. I exit and see Taiga moving to her spare room and Ilya going with. Then I see Rider, watching me with crossed arms as I walk towards her. "Do you mind helping me with something?""I suppose. Is it going to interfere with me giving Sakura a good night's sleep?""Maybe. Hopefully not." I answer. "I was hoping you could do that dream thing with me.""... To what end?""Every night I have the same dream, but according to the feedback Saber felt, I'm missing part of it.""Lucid dreaming? I could help with that, yeah." She responds. "Do you want to do it now, or do you want to do something else first?">?
>>25594895So boys. What's our Harem solution battleplan? It seems like Sakura and Rin will be happy if the other is happy. Which bodes well for the harem end once they realize that the other can be happy as well as themselves and they get used to timesharing. Riders happy if Sakura is happy. And she gets to be loved And Saber is an EMIYA Mid-life crisis tale away from being able to settle down. Which, if it comes down to it we can spill the beans even if it'll have less impact. If all else fails we have GARcher seduce her if he's still alive at the end. We can have M-F split up to 1 girl mained per day and it rotates forward ea week. Sat. is alone time day and rotates, and Sunday is harem hangout day. And a year or so down the road once we've all gotten used to being able to properly communicate our desires and function as a selfish but caring team we can abolish it and have a good time as a proper polygamist.
>>25595915nowlet nothing delay it, or it mgiht never happen
>>25595915Ask ridah what could have cause a shared dream between 4 people. Then bring up if a uh... Wizard... could induce one. Then as for details on how things looked from her end of the dream sequence. Then we're good to go unless I missed something.
>>25595915"Do it now. It could be important."Haha time for answers.
>>25595915"Let's do it right now, Rider."
>>25595915>?Ask this to Rider first.>"Will my nightmares bleed into Sakura's dreams? And can the reverse happen?"
>>25596009... There is no possible way in which this can end poorly.
>>25595915"Do it to me now Rider, I can't wait any longer."
>>25596001Ooops. Forgot to bring up how she's feeling about things at the end. Best Winggirl is still very important to us.>>25595986>>25596007>>25596009Really don't want to ask spooky dream magic winggirl important questions?
>>25595915Say goodnight to Sakura.Phone Archer. Tell him about Assassin reverse-bodyjacking bullshit.Thank Rider for preventing us from making an idiot of ourself and ruining everything forever, as we undoubtedly would have.>>25596001We should definitely wait until dreamstuff to talk about Merlin, because I really doubt ANYONE can listen in there.
Bite me please. Just to be sure >.>
When we finally get around to actually (read: not in our own dreamscape) discussing this, if anyone seems to be on the fence, we need to remember to bring up the fact that it's in our nature to want to make people happy, and that if we end up in a situation where we can't make everyone ELSE happy, it's going to make US miserable.Yes, it's selfish, but shit, it's our dream and we're sticking to it. We're going to be a love superhero or die trying.
>>25596039We're just bringing up wizard shit not merlin.
>>25596050Wouldn't that trigger Sakura's "I don't want to trouble Sempai" gland that we haven't mastered yet? Which would indirectly aggravate Rider? The first half is good but yeah.
>>25596028It's a lower priority. This has been dangling in our faces for a while, and finding out what's up might help answer the other question.We will ask, just not right now. Speaking of which, we should go through the archives and find every instance of an Anon saying "We should ask X about Y", weed out the stupid questions, and ask them.
>>25596104Yeah we def. need a pastebin. That missing grail whirlpool thing from early on is still bugging me.
>>25596133>Avenger keeps implying that Shirou is helping him somehow, and that we have some sort of connection through Avalon or something. Avenger also commented on how he's being non-linear, and that a mage blocked our memories of Avenger.>Tell Rin we don't know why we look like Avenger, unless it's because of the hypothetical bond between us, Avalon, and Avenger.>Ask Illya if she can, using her connection to the grail and the 3rd magic, see if we are in fact connected to Avenger and how.>Mention that Avenger apparently gave us something and wants it back>Mention that Zouken said that the fragments of the last grail vanished before he could nab them. Avenger: "No Shirou. YOU are the grail."From the recap thread
>>25596104>>25596133Something like this? http://pastebin.com/P0Qp4YV7I'm semi-willing to go archive-diving at some point in the near future.
>>25596265Almost exactly, yeah. Basically any time someone thought to ask a question, note it and check if it got an answer. If it did not and is not retarded, then put it on the list under the character's name. Next time we have an infodump session with the appropriate individual, ask it.
>>25596265Yeah. We've burned a horrific amount of time on harem shenanigans and we need to be ready to hit the prana solution & grail mysteries pretty hard. Then we can worry about vamp-chan and why everyone including us is Hassan.It's all a "dream" to keep us occupied in Assassin Valhalla as we await the call to arms.
>>25596130Gets me every time.
>>25596308It's 7.30am now, so I doubt I'm even going to last 'til the next AC-Guy post before I crash for tonight (today?), but I'll get on it Soon(TM).
Out of Curiosity AC-Guy, have you read the childcare is war doujins?
Speaking of FSN I am really saddened by the fact there's so little Taiga stuff. Practically no doujins or fanworks or anything. Best girl deserves more.
>>25596883The series really could benefit from the touhou non-h effect. Ronpaia's works for example were splendid.
>>25596883Yes. She does. Polite sage, since off topic.
>>25596963We're deep into autosage, and on page 6. Your sage is irrelevant.
AC-Guy's last post was an hour ago... Did we kill him?Hold on while I get something to eat quickly...
>>25596995Whoops. That's what I get for not paying attention to the catalog, and just being on the thread.
>>255970284chanx has the page the thread's on right next to the post and image counterI really would like a Taiga route, at least some fanwork of it, H or non-H.Speaking of off-topic stuff and fan-works, I'm just barely recalling that one doujin that has Caster summoned instead of Sabre (For all of two pages). I'm kind of surprised there isn't more stuff like that, switching around who gets what servant.
>>255970284chanX tells you how many replies and images are in the thread, and what page it's on.I seriously can't understand why there are people who don't use 4chanX.
>>25597088They see the X and realize that they are not cool enough.
>>25593258Wait wait wait, sauce?
>>25597088Never heard of it.
>>25597113boku no google
>>25597147I did. I got jack shit.
>>25597028There's an option in the 4chan settings to show thread statistics at the bottom right. Open the menu at the top/bottom of the page and have at it>>25597176Enable image search in the 4chan options and hit the I button to the right of the image. or just use http://www.iqdb.org/ you dirty pleb.
>>25597183>>25597226See, that just gets me to Gelbooru. I was kinda hoping someone knew the actual source, like an artist name or something.
Nubum, it's not working!
>>25597396Whelp. All is lost. Game over. Abandon quest. It shall forever be known as the sauce that got away.Try learning how to use the fucking site holy shit. The colors aren't there to look pretty.
>>25597417Well, I did all that I could. Nothing I can do if AC-Guy refuses the summons.
>>25597482I was going to give you shit about your browser but then I remembered that I have a firefox addon that makes it look like chrome and that it is not the default look.
So AC-Guy just gave me a call. Apparently a Moose decided to use the sat dish he uses to connect to the internet as a back-scratcher and he needs to re-align it.He gave me permission to finish up here if you guys are interested, I just need to take a shower first if the answer is 'yes'.
>>25597677So, his luck remains constant, huh?
>>25597677...Why am I not surprised at all...
>>25597677Hey, AC-Guy's luck is improving! There's no fire this time!Anyway, go for it.
>>25597677... Holy fuck, AC-guy, spend some Karma on more fate points already.
>>25597677That's one more thing to add for the AC-Guy roulette.>[ ] Satellite dish>[ ] MooseAnd YES, please do continue with the quest.
So, since it's gonna be a bit before this resumes, has anyone got any fanfiction recommendations? Yes, yes, I know, fanfiction reeks of a certain kind of faggotry that is best left untouched, but I cannot help myself. I very much enjoy long tomes of fiction, and FSN is good material for fanworks.
>>25597771I Put On My Robe And Wizard Hat is rather nice
>>25597771for d'aww >>25596609
>>25597771I know a few. Path of the King, by Neoalfa, is decent. Caster Route, basically. Moczo's fics are always amusing. >>25597841As are Ol' Velsper's.
>>25597771Nerve Damage is pretty funny, but I think it's dead. Hasn't update since before christmas.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8535914/1/Nerve-Damage
>>25597841I'll warn you though, it IS batshit insane.The first chapter includes Shirou asking Lancer if he's a psycho that's gonna murder him and wear his skin as part of a ritual to commune with the spirit of Rei Ayanami.
>>25597881...That's worse than this quest, how...?
>>25597771One of these days I should just save a list to copy and paste whenever someone asks.>From Fake Dreams Magus Killer has visions of the 5th war and begins training Shirou to handle it. Shirou slowly becomes OP as fuck in a reasonable manor.>Lancer Gets Serious Kirei orders Lancer not to return until he kills every Servant. Lancer obliges him.>Want and Need Kiritsugu summons Heroic Spirit EMIYA. >The Artist and the Faker Shirou summons Red Saber.>I Put on my Robe and Wizard Hat Batshit insane from start to finish, but an entertaining read.>Chaos Theory The Illya route that never was.>Tainted Ideals Kotomine adopts Shirou, and Shirou summons Assassin in the 5th HF.
>>25597841>>25597849>>25597877Already got those, though I'd not heard of Moczo, so I'll check his stuff out later. Kinda sad Eureka! has not updated once since I found it.Also read Gabriel Blessing's stuff, Hill of Swords and In Flight. Godslaying Blade Works is seeming to be pretty neat as well, though I know nothing of Campione. Let's see, what else... Dual Wielding, From Fake Dreams, a bunch of In Flight spin-offs, goddamn why have I read so much fanfiction of fanfiction
>>25597907This follows:"Oh god, just don't flash Rei-chan at me!" He wheezed out in a high pitched voice, holding his hands up to try and prevent the sight from potentially being burned onto his retinas. "I don't want to see Rei-chan!"The legendary hero of renown and timeless antiquity, merely continued to stare at the Japanese youth for a few more moments in silence.Shirou felt his hope rise. Was he going to be spared the Rei?The redhead began to relax from his mission critical levels of stress when no angry shouts, furious punches, or sharp, pointed denouncements as to the moral integrity, and positions favored by his mother followed.Perhaps…just perhaps Shirou was wrong? Besides the potential dead end of having several feet of steel shoved into him, this man didn't seem to be that bad. Certainly not bad enough to be accused of believing in Rei Ayanami as the next Messiah.That was crazy talk, after all. Yuki Nagato was the next Coming, after all.
>>25597953*MannerPointless polite sage is pointless.
>>25597981You know, thinking of the timeline of F/SN I think the memes are several years ahead of their time
>>25597981Which is worse than this -how-?May I remind you of The Bike?
>>25597998I'm at a loss as to how you can compare The Bike to that, even if The Bike hadn't been dice-driven.
In Flight is neat but the last couple chapters...I'm not as buttmad as some of the fuckers on the forum about it, but there is something that smacks of psychic NTR that I dislike.
>>25598033...By being tired as hell, I think My point is the Dice have been screwing with us quite a bit. This quest is... Sorta high on the weirdness meter.
>>25597953FFD is shit, some hysterically bad plot development there. Do not read.Lancer Gets Serious has a great concept but the execution is poor; Lancer in the story acts nothing like CuChulainn of Irish myth or Lancer of any Fate story.Want and Need... needs to go further with the divergences. Still good, but a bit too much rehash even with half the Servants being replaced.Artist and the Faker is good.IPoMR&WH is excellent but rough; Eureka is betterChaos Theory 10/10 would recommend, just note that Shirou actually likes Kotomine in canon.Tainted Ideals is great because its existence (and me quoting plot points from it) bothers AC-Guy. Oh, it's also great in its own right.Would add Shattered Heaven and Shatteraxia because nothing says alternate universe like "People live if they aren't killed".There's also some worthy short stories, like the "Dear Tohsaka/Emiya" stories, Fate/initiative roll and Toy Soldiers (link provided because it's hard to find). http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2998524/1/Toy-Soldiers>>25597975Gabriel Blessing is a cancer on fanfiction. His writing has gotten worse as it spreads.
>>25598146His stuff's not that bad. Ok, it's more Archer than Shirou, and there are a couple noticeable nasumechanic flubs (No, you can't ping-pong the fraggle rock like a zelda boss. Maybe once, Crane Wing Three Realm probably wouldn't count as Shirou's strongest attack, so Fragarach would fire off without the Answerer effect, but then I don't think you could Fragarach that since I don't think it'd count as her strongest attack without having the Answerer effect), but it's still neat stuff.
>>25598260Speaking of Bazett, I hope Prisma Illya gets a second season so I can see her animated.
>>25598260>but it's still neat stuff....Going to have to disagree. The Nasuverse mechanics are the least of his problems, Nasu makes rules to show how cool his protagonists are when they break them. No, GB's sins are letting his writing ability decay over the past two years, making shit up that directly contradicts the setting, and reusing the same story: "special magical character from outside the setting takes the place of the main character, proceeds to do everything the original main character did but better and with less effort, despite not having the skills or mindset that let the original main character do his thing, while simultaneously behaving nothing like the original character."Basically he makes Gary Stus and gives them the original characters power with fewer weaknesses.It's worth noting that Gabriel Blessing got his Nasuverse knowledge from the wiki--and didn't bother verifying any of it. I don't think he's played the game.
>>25598146Could you give links to the rest of your suggestions?
>>25598422Shattered Heaven: http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/archive/index.php/t-137.htmlShatteraxia: http://forums.nrvnqsr.com/showthread.php/2629-ShatteraxiaDear Tohsaka (the others are in the author's profile): http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7036433/1/Dear-TohsakaFate/initiative roll: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3837088/1/Fate-initiative-roll
>Sean here, borrowing AC-Guy's twitter with permission. Got banhammered by the wordfilter because I'm dumb and forgot an obvious one. Sorry.Fucking-You know what, I don't even care. We have a good start for next time.
Rolled 8>>25598522Wait what? At what line was the obvious autoban word?
>>25598522So, if you're reading this, can you tell us (via the twitter, obviously) which word it was?The ways of the /tg/ filter are strange and mysterious.
>>25598522OH GODTHE CURSE IS CONTAGIOUS
>>25598522You know, I truly believe that we are just living in a huge-ass fictional crossover.I've had the feeling that I'm living through fanfiction made by an angry shipper for quite some time, for example. No one should be THAT good at always doing exactly the wrong thing in terms of relationships, while succeeding at everything else in constant last ditch efforts.
Well, as we're done for the night, Ebook updated: http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb
>>25597771Ronpai one Day and all of his works reallyhttp://exhentai.org/?f_doujinshi=1&f_manga=1&f_artistcg=1&f_gamecg=1&f_western=1&f_non-h=1&f_imageset=1&f_cosplay=1&f_asianporn=1&f_misc=1&f_search=group%3Aronpaia+language%3Aenglish+parody%3Afate+stay+night&f_apply=Apply+Filter
>>25598522Why the fuck does 4chan even have a wordfilter these days? It's just a random way to annoy people who accidentally use a wrong word.
>>25599648To Stop People saying 'Nigger', presumably.Oh Wait.