You decide to have Yoshitaka Mine's getaway car - where he seems to be herding the panicking executives towards - disabled. If there was something going down - if this series of events was pointing towards something similar to what happened with Kilgore - then you didn't want the rat from leaving the party too early. "Orders received." Ayumu replies, her breathy voice tight with tension, and punctuated by the definitive metal click of a rifle's safety being disengaged. "This won't be a moment, Matsuda-san."
>>27160052You murmur your thanks, and turn your eyes back towards the screen, where the rest of the assembled idols are still busy squealing at their colleague's - and Kyosuke's - performance. Apparently, things have gotten a bit out of hand - or at least that's how it looks like, with the young man's cape now on fire, along with his guitar - but he's still playing. Still thrashing at the strings like a man possessed. Behind him, you can see a few of the stagehands already scrambling forward with fire extinguishers and a stretcher, all of them seemingly struggling with the choice of whether or not to interrupt such a performance and save the musician's life, or allow it to continue and most likely kill the young man.It's then that you hear it - a sudden shriek of rushing air, nearly deafening at first but tapering off into a silent, almost whispery hiss. This noise is repeated again, three times in succession, before Ayumu's voice comes back on."Car has been disabled, Matsuda-san." The Vindicare's voice is much more relaxed now. "They won't be going anywhere with four flat tires.""Confirmed," Another Vindicare on the frequency pipes up. "...Man, Ayumu, you didn't just blow out their tires. You nearly shot the car to pieces!""I was just being thorough," Ayumu murmurs defensively. "Taking a minute to reload and relocate to the nearest alternative vantage point. Someone please keep the target on sight.""Roger wilco." There's a snickering noise, here. "Looks like they just found out. Dude with the slicked-back hair looks PISSED. And one of the executives is crying!""Let's try to keep unnecessary vox chatter on the minimum, please, Squad Hiryu," Enishi's voice comes on momentarily.A series of reluctant assents, followed by a hesitant inquiry. "...Anyway, um. Further orders, Warmaster?"How do you respond?
>>27160065[X] "Get one of Kyousuke's goons to approach and ask if they need help. Pump them for information. Keep me posted."
>>27160065Put Kaiser's fire out, Continue surveillanceAlso;http://www.wakachan.org/anime/res/2779.html
>>27160065Yay![x]"Observe and report. If they try anything suspicious, follow them. If they become aggressive, then you have my permission to shoot our their kneecaps. Warn Kyosuke's squad as well."
>>27160065[x] Send 2 of Kyosuke's goons to get the exec's back inside for "tea and refreshments until we get them a backup transport". Then grill them for info. The yaks can come too or stay under the crosshairs.
>>27160065Have one of ours intercept them and ask if they need a ride. Insist if she has to, that they get into one of our vehicles. Then start asking questions.
>>27160065[x] "Whichever one is closest, question the execs about their reason for leaving. This was almost certainly a distraction, so don't let your guard down, any of you."
>>27160065[x]This,>>27160085[x]and then get someone to ask Kyousuke on the vox to give the word when he wants to be extinguished so he doesn't die.
>>27160052[x]Let one of Kyousuke Security-Guys approach Yoshitaka Mine.[x]Let him deliver the message that the Head of Security for this Gig - Chiaki Matsuda - would like to have a talk with him and the Executives and guide them somewhere backstage where we can talk to them personally.Lets see how the rats that attemped to leave the sinking ship will react to that.
>>27160065Great this is a tricky situation. I don't want to divert our attention away from the concert. Stuff is going to happen there. However if we get the executives we can find out what is happening down there and prevent it. [x] Keep observing, try to monitor what they say. The rest of the squad get back into position. About the fire, how about we make an appearance? STUFF THE BALLOON INTO THE SHIELD (it might be filled with poison gas or something). Use timestop to grab a fire extinguisher and talk up to Kyoskie and put him out.
Isn't it Sayaka's bedtime yet?
Oh boy, MGNQ's back!Time to see if things go bad or not.
>>27160065Show some style.Turn up personally to meet the execs and offer the opportunity for them to retire to a premium area in the arena.After all, they won;t be going anywhere for awhile.Don't send a goon. We'll just be talking through the mic and somethings might not be suitable for the rank and file's ears.So turn up in person and do this right with the proper protocol.
Gotta be diplomatic here, not immediately hostile. Make sure they know we are now their only way out, if they cooperate. We will get them out alive if they tell us what we want to know, they will thank us and owe us a favor for it. If they have any problems with this, feel free to break a finger or two.
>>27160153Some style? <- How about this?
>>27160065Finally made it to one of Decu's threads. Yay.>>27160095[X] Tell them to keep their heads on a swivel and send Mine and the execs to a room. Have some of Kyosuke's men grilling them for info.[X] Timestop, extinguish fire. Make sure to do it like it was a stage effect. >>27160153Little problem, we need to be on hand when, not if, things go to shit.
>>27160153Hm... There is merit to this, but, well... I also kept thinking to send a goon because these are music business execs, used to dealing with histrionic little idols. Chiaki showing up and saying she's the head of security is just going to end up with derision. So my thought was to send a security goon, which might put them at ease more quickly.That being said, sending Enishi might be good for this but I really don't want to have her distracted in case something goes down soon.
>>27160153We want to be close to Ruri if shit hits the fan. And why would we personally meet some yak? Fuck that, get him escorted to us.
>>27160153"With Style" is making them come to us, we cannot afford to be outside if shit is going to get real any second now. We want to have them here because we want to know WHAT shit is going to get real, HOW shit is going to get real and WHEN shit is going to get real, because they might know something.
>>27160144Kyoko mad cos Sayaka is a dead fish in bed
>>27160179We really don't want any of our Magical assets being diverted, as something will eventually come up.Kyosuke has a whole team, perhaps a platoon's worth, of security guards. Heck, he can even do the interrogating yourself.>>27160190Can we afford to be distracted?
>>27160195Himself*Goddamn it. Polite sage for off-topic.
>>27160171Things won't go to shit too fast.In the worst case scenario, we have Sallaka and Enishi protecting the Principal in the few minutes we're away. They can execute the getaway plan we came up with last time.If we want information fast, we need to speak face to face with the man in charge. We speak through a goon, it'll take more time and he might not be able to express himself well.Besides theres nothing like questions coming from a MG instead of just a security guy. Likely we'll save time and if we need to rush somewhere, we can activate time stop as a last resort.>>27160179The Head of Security showing up to allay their fears would likely put them at ease faster. We could turn up with a couple of security personnel just for show too, though. If they see them following chiaki's orders, they'll get it.
>>27160184The yakuza is still in his seat. These are music business execs that were leaving in a hurry after talking to said Yakuza. Though having Mine brought to us might be a good idea, perhaps after we get some information out of the execs
>>27160195Going outside to them would be a distraction.Having them inside and possiby near us to question them is not.
Whatever we do is that we should NOT leave that balloon we received in the last thread in the Idol dressing room. I can see the popping, filling the dressing room with poison gas and killing all the idols (except conveniently Iori)
>>27160085[x]This.And also, someone put Krauser's little fire out. We need our normals alive.
>>27160204It's too early for shadow runs.
>>27160190If it was getting real that fast, they would have hoofed it.Whatever is coming, is coming soon but there is a time window to prep and we need that info, stat and kneecapping should bring that up quickly.
Mami, don't eat banana bread just before sleeping. Your chest will get fat...ter
>>27160204Are there even any poisonous gasses lighter than air?
>>27160204>Ballon with "Poison gas">Having anywhere enough nervegas for a lethal doseDo you even Chemical Warfare anon?
>>27160153[x] ThisThis should be handle personally, not from a distance.
>>27160199>>27160201>>27160219Moving these three together, can we have the executives brought up to us (discreetly) for a "discussion" before calling in that greasy Yak after grilling them for info?>>27160235Or even wildly speculating here, the balloon may have Anthrax.
>>27160065[x] "Eyes up inside the stadium.">>27160230>>27160235MAGIC poison gas?
>>27160249[x] Having the execs brought to us sounds like a good compromise. I'm willing to get behind this, yes.
>>27160249Or perhaps go directly and sit down next to the yakuza?Kyosuke's team can get the execs, deliver them to enishi who should be able to pump them for info. She should be good at that sort of soft interrogation.Said info can than be relayed quickly over the headsets.
>>27160230>>27160235Mix neurotoxic gas with helium at 10 parts helium to 1 part nerve agent and you'll have a plenty deadly balloon for a confined area. The lethal dose is crazy low with some agentsNot that there is much real chance that the balloon is a trap either way
>>27160268We need Enishi on-hand in case of Callidus shenanigans.Also, I won't trust our comms to be 100% hack-proof. There also may be the possibility of a mole in their ranks.
>>27160273>all balloons are trapped in a similar matter>half the audience have them>someone has a device to pop them all simultaneously
>>27160286Their being Kyosuke's guard force.
>>27160065EH DECU! G'day From Australia. Due to work hours dictating my sleep schedule, I can't play in the threads. But dammit man, you've got me hooked. Keep running the good work!Damn moon rabbit.[X] Tell them to keep their heads on a swivel and send Mine and the execs to a room. Have some of Kyosuke's men grilling them for info.[X] Timestop, extinguish fire. Make sure to do it like it was a stage effect.
>>27160290Your paranoia's too high anon!
>>27160309>timestopping for something frivolous>having to deal with pinky this oftenNo, bad fellow ausfag.
>>27160222<- Draw her with black irises and fangs to be Faust!
Blow someones kneecaps off!
>>27160331we need to spend more time with Pinky to make her better at sharing.And to steal her bow one day.
>>27160249...Anthrax cant kill you right away, anon, it takes some time and if you have Megucas who can actually heal shot why would you ever consider assassination in such a roundabout way.Please dont shadowrun for such inane reasons, it cheapens the shadowruns for everyone involved.
>>27160222The breasts talked
>>27160365Shadow running has become just a bad fucking joke in these threadsIt used to mean reasonable paranoia because shit is going to go bad, everyone is going to double cross you and your shit is going to be wreckedNow it is just people throwing it around because "lol shadowruns I is funny!"
>>27160331Dealing with Pinky is easy, just look at her and ask, "Do I need to hug you? Because I think you need a hug." Problem solved
>>27160290Too sloppy of a plan, if any balloons broke early it'd give off the scheme, which could then be foiled basically by everyone being told to let go over the intercom.
>>27160365>>27160377Someone asked for something poisonous that you could spread out via balloons, I simply answered.It was in no way something along the lines of "SHADOWRUNS", merely discussing. I don't think the Yaks would put that much effort.Polite sage for off-topic.
Heh, I just realised that suddenly appearing in front of a crowd of people is probably not a good idea. Ah well
>>27160199>In the worst case scenario, we have Sallaka and Enishi protecting the Principal in the few minutes we're away. They can execute the getaway plan we came up with last time.no worst case scenario is sayaka goes full flesh of fallen angels and fucks this mission on us.cause it could happen, and there were a couple hints 2 threads ago to point that out, like her eyes flipping the whole crazy psycho bitch mode for a few seconds on the way in.
Delegate. Get either a mook, or a magical girl to interview. If you go with the mook get a magical girl to watch - if they bring out the magic cards, the girls can kneecap the boss and we have fun vicariously.
Damn, this OP pic is still as delicious as when it was new.We're kinda stumbling around blind here guys, we don't even know if something bad is going to go down (fake-out would be pretty appropriate for this mission after all) and we know very little as to how the Tojo Group might plan to coerce Ruri into signing. And absolutely nothing about mystery decapitator. Let's not go insane with suspicion yet, when there's nothing actively harmful happened, and we have a source of (probably false, but still) information to investigate with the execs.
>>27160463Chun-Li tier legs and best butt.
>>27160435I can think of so many more worst case scenarios. Kharn could show up with Mamis head. Then everyone goes FoFA. Then Wendy helps the Yaks kidnap Iori and Ruri. Then it starts to rain on the moon for the next month.
>>27160463>and we know very little as to how the Tojo Group might plan to coerce Ruri into signingHonestly, if they're anywhere near intelligent they'll just wait for our contract to lapse THEN nab her.Its not like we're going to give more than negative five fucks after this concert's over, after all.
>>27160496Maybe an outside force is working in concert with the Yaks? Outside force being the same one mailing that decapitated head and corpse to us.Just speculating.
>>27160496>Honestly, if they're anywhere near intelligent they'll just wait for our contract to lapse THEN nab her.This man is correct. It's not like 4 days later Ruri will develop immunity to yak contracts. Doing anything..forceful with us present is not good for one's health.
>>27160463We got nothing on the body because we (and by 'we' I mean 'you fucking retards') decided to bitch out on using timestop to inspect it.We also have not called/pinged Kyoko/Midori to tell them.We haven't even sent a text to QB to inform him.Frankly, we (and once I again I mean 'how can you all be this stupid') seem to be doing everything possible to ignore EVERY SINGLE SOURCE of advice on this situation.We do know that Wendy might be here, though. Good job on that one!>>27160496I think we'd just murder them all horribly because Tojo is clearly working with the Tenth, and the Tenth is dickbutt central.
>>27160514It's likely if she gets in with a contract after this concert that threat might be lessened. But yeah, stupid to show up in person.
>>27160526Did someone say contracts.
>>27160425Ehh, they'll just assume it's Stage Effects and eat it all up.
We really aren't great with this defending concept.Really, a policy of retribution "kill our client and we'll perform a hit on whoever made that order" is a thing we might consider; yet it's probably too messy to deal with.
>>27160550Isn't that a given? If someone fucks up our first assignment as Warmaster, his chances of living are..slim regardless of whether or not we see him today in person.
>>27160496As far as the Yaks know, she is going to have MG protection from now on. While they probably hired someone who is also on a timed contract.Also, idols are not idols forever. If they plan to sell her into sexual slavery, she is worth the most when her popularity is at its peak. She might have hit a plateau in ratings and they have decided now or never.Yeh, nabbing her right now when the Warmaster is watching her is stupid, but they might not have the luxury of time. The last Idol we watched had our full protection and went underground for how many weeks again? We might actually be why they are acting so soon.
>>27160522Because trusting our culexus leader is a bad idea when she called Mami, organized a team to get the body, probably ran it by the boss and have helped us organize far more security than is reasonable for a job that is basically babysitting all because we ( and by we I mean fuckwits like you who want to shoot everything when we walk into a room just in case ) are overreacting
>>27160561We should also make one hell of an example out of them as well. Make sure people know that if they knowingly fuck up one of our missions, we won't just destroy them, but everything they tried to build.But lets put aside thoughts of revenge until we actually fail.
>>27160249 >>27160153 >>27160132You bite your lip as you consider your next move. ...This is going to take some getting used to, you figure. Normally, you'd be the one getting orders barked at, not the one barking them out. Sure, you went through the requisite training for squadmembers - to equip each Magical Girl in a squad basic leadership qualities in case their leader gets taken out - but this is your first time at the helm. It's not...hnh. It's not your natural role, is what you're trying to get at. You're much more comfortable doing things yourself rather than ask someone else to.But you are Warmaster now, and like it or not, you'll just have to adjust.You clear your throat, here, and then tell Squad Hiryu to keep alert. Half of them to dedicate their attention to Mine's group, and the other half to any outward threats that might show up. The entire Squad - along with Enishi - replies to the affirmative, and it's then that you call the attention of one of Kyosuke's men."Yes, ma'am?" Comes the gruff, yet alert tone from one of Kyosuke's trusted officers, a rather eager-looking guy by the name of Ben. Just as huge as Charles, you noted upon seeing him, and sporting the very same afro. "We've got the yak and his rich buddies in sight. Just say the word and we'll take them down."You allow yourself a smile, before telling him to simply invite Mine and his executives for some tea with you, backstage. His guards can come along, but only if they hand over their firearms for safekeeping. Wouldn't want an accidental discharge or anything."Roger that, Miss Matsuda." Ben chuckles at your plan. "I'm sure they'll be happy to oblige."You thank him, and make to sign off - before catching another glimpse of the Tv screen. It looks like Kyosuke's finally allowed the stage crew to put him out. ...Is Kyosuke going to be alright, you ask? You don't know much about this kind of music, but...he was on fire, wasn't he?[1/2]
>>27160631I don't want to shoot anything. Yet. Except QB for giving us this mission without telling us ANYTHING about it.I DID kind of overreact when the webcam showed up, though. I apologise for that.
>>27160378Give her a nice cup of coco?>>27160338
>>27160661"I'd hazard that he'll be just fine, Miss Matsuda." You could hear the grin on Ben's voice. "Kamijou's a tough kid, and he's done this kind of thing before. We're still sad he had to retire, but he says he doesn't miss the touring - or living out of tour buses."Ah. Right. Well, you'll be waiting for them at the entrance. There should be a few rooms nearby that can be used as an impromptu interrogation room there."Acknowledged, Miss Matsuda. We'll have them ready for you."You thank him once more, before allowing the static filling in radio silence to key itself down to an inaudible level. You glance back at the idols - it seems they're getting ready for the next song number, which you remember is the opening song for the OVA of that porn Midori makes."We're nearly up, Chiaki-chan!" Ruri chimes as she steps forward, bouncing in her Miracle Midori costume. And for some reason, her costume is accurate enough that even the...bouncing...is properly replicated. Despite you remembering that she's not all that bouncy to begin with. "Come on, are you ready for your big debut? And you don't even have to wear a costume, since yours is already perfect!"Sayaka meets your gaze, and shakes her head. Hanging back behind the idol, she taps at her ear - saying that she'd been listening to the frequency, too. She then gestures to Ruri, then to herself, then flashes you the international symbol that meant, pretty much, that she'll be wearing the idol like underwear. Index and middle finger held tightly together.. . .How do you react?Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.Decline. You have a yak to interrogate.Other.
>>27160707[x]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate.OH DEAR SUCH A SHAME BUT THIS REALLY CAN'T WAIT GOOD LUCK BYE
>>27160707>[x]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate.We have a job to do, lady.
>>27160707>Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.let them stew and wonder wtf is going on
>>27160707>[x]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate."I'm not getting into this. I'm already on edge and I have a yak to take care of."
>>27160707>She then gestures to Ruri, then to herself, then flashes you the international symbol that meant, pretty much, that she'll be wearing the idol like underwear.How lewd.[x] Explain to Ruri that as much as you'd loathe-love, yes, love being on stage, you've sadly got some security stuff to take care of. Nothing big, but definitely requiring your urgent attention. Such a pity indeed, but you're sure they will do fine in your absence.
>>27160707Ugh, really don't like letting Ruri out of our sight, but we should start trusting our Equerry more. >[X]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate.Don't tell her about interrogating the yaks. Tell her that something came up, nothing to be worried, just something you need to take care. You'll show up on stage as soon it's taken care of and she can have her fun making your miserable them.
>>27160707>Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.when we get a mic, we should call out to the jaks saying we're going to kneecap them after the song
>>27160725<OH DEAR SUCH A SHAME BUT THIS REALLY CAN'T WAIT GOT YAKS TO INTERROGATE GOOD LUCK BYEDelivered in total deadpan.
>>27160707[X] Nod silently and give Sayaka a thumb's up.[x] Decline and tell Ruri that something came up. You have a yak to interrogate.
>>27160707[x]Play along.Seems better to just go along with this than risk her whining about fucking up the stage show later. Grumping on stage for four minutes isn't going to kill us, and we can let the poor motherfucker sit and stew until then.If we decided to get a message out to Wendy, it'd give us a chance to do that, too.
>>27160707>[x]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate."Unfortunately, I cannot. I have things to discuss with some yaks and I don't want to leave them alone. On a completely different and not at all related note, how good is the cleaning staff at their jobs?"
>>27160707seconding this >>27160770we can use it to give Wendy a message
>>27160707>Decline. You have a yak to interrogate. Say you'll arrive late. Just like Murderface. No cares for schedules.
>>27160770Agree on this.
>>27160707[x] we may be able to join in a little late, no promises though.
>>27160707[x] "Sorry, have to shoot some knees, maybe later. "
>>27160707>[X]Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.Although I’m all in on trusting Sayaka normally we saw her with black eyes so I don’t think it’s not good to leave her alone
>>27160707>[x]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate."I might join you later on the stage. Without a care for the schedule, like Murder Mayumi would. Besides, I'm going to give some Yaks a hard time. Maybe even kneecap one or two."If she hears we're skipping out to fuck with yaks, she'll be less grumpy/grouchy. She might even want in.
Remember when we specifically preemptively refused to go on stage when checking up on her pre-concert? Yeah, not happening, miss hard-of-hearing.
>>27160707[x]Play along.She's our principle, and we were supposed to show her a good time. Maybe we can afford to actually do that for a change. We can still listen in on the earpiece while someone else interrogates the yaks.
>>27160707>[x]Decline. You have a yak to interrogate.We don't even know the routine. What are we going to do? Stand on stage and glare at the audience?We need to make sure this event doesn't end after one day, we can indulge her and her fans latter. Once the big antagonist is out of the way.
>>27160707[x]Doing this, declining but explaining that part.>>27160828
>>27160828I like this. We might even be able to work the time stop into it somehow. Just show up out of nowhere. People would buy that it was special effects.
I uh, read up to chapter 132 on the ebook, but the suptg numbering is different from the ebook's so I don't know what's next.Um, help?
>>27160887What's the last thing that happened that you read?
>people ACTUALLY voting to go alongthis isn't the MGNQ I know and love
>>27160707[x]Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.We can't screw this up in front of the world, and Mine can sweat while he waits.
>>27160855But we already have our own routine
[x] Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.Let the Yaks sweat it out while we're onstage. Plus, if something does go wrong, it leaves us right next to Ruri to deal with it. Just as long as our forces are spread out so we can't all get taken out in one swoop, it's the best place to be.
>>27160897A body dressed in Mami's clothing on the way to the concert, and"Sayaka doesn't have a Golden Weapon. She already has that...cheesecake thing....Right?"
>>27160707>Considering horsing around when we have a Job to doNope not going to happen.[x]Decline. [x]Remove Chucklefucks from glorius serbian thread.
>>27160887>>27160916Use this http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Thread_index
>>27160920Saved, no questions asked.
>>27160916That's 127 in the archive, this will be 130.
>>27160920"It's too bad she won't live... But then again, what magical girl does?"
>>27160707>PLAY ALONG!!!!If Wendy is in the crowd this may be our best and only chance to spot her before blood starts spraying. It's risky but we should trust Yuu's insight, give Wendy a chance to try to interact with us, and if it devolves into a gun/knife fight on the stage it's just part of the show. I mean it is MM X MM violence is a hallmark.
>>27160913If a fire fight brakes out we are doing this
>>27160828>Pot out of FUKIN' nowhere halfway through with a baseball bat covered in "fake" blood.The time in nigh.
>>27160707Play along, see if we can pass a message to WendyLess chance of complaints from Ruri which will just make things a pain and we can just let the yaks and the execs stew for a little bit, show them that they aren't that important
>>27160828Heh, I like this.
>we should just let Mine figure out a way to escape, playing with Wendy is far more important!oh my god I really wish I could just strangle all of you right now
>>27161005>baseball bat>not golf club
>>27160828This seems alright.
>>27161036Both choices are fine. It's[x] Keep a closer eye over the person who's likely to get shot ator[x] forcefully interrogate the guy who's got a lead on the situationBoth are valid things. Both of them have a pretty much equal chance of wendyisms.
>>27160970O God, that would be perfect and everything could be explained as wires and SFX. It would be the greatest show Ruri ever put on, she would be all over it, with us defending RuriMidori from the crazy golden knife wielding MG using our own golden deagle, ultimately resolving the conflict with hugs and hand holding in true MG fashion. All broadcast live for millions. QB will be all like, this isn't generating any despair at all...
>>27161036The primary objective is to protect the principal. Spending time on thugs (who are, at best, the secondary objective) is unwise, particularly right after they tried to GTFO from whatever's coming. If they get away, we can still hunt them down later, but we can't un-kill Ruri.
>>27161036and I want to strangle you for abandoning the fucking principle...
>>27161005>>27161043Oddly enough, I am very much okay with Yangire Homu. Diamonds can't even cut me right now.
>>27161056>crazy golden knife wielding MGWendy has a golden weapon?
>>27161073But we're protecting her by dealing with known threats.It's the principal of the thing.
>>27161080Nothing odd about that. Nothing odd about that at all.
>>27161087>It's the principal of the thing.that principle is going to get the principle killed, so stop being retarded and do you job
>>27161073>>27161087>principle>principalYou're doing this on purpose now.
>>27161058>hear shit going down on radio>timestop, go investigateIt's not like being on the stage will alert us any sooner.Hell, all the lights will probably just fuck with our vision.>>27161073Sayaka is on close protection, we're investigating to see what the Yak's plan is, which has probably been delayed due to them not being able to escape beforehand.
>>27161080We should golf club some fucker in the name of all good things in the past. Instead of shooting kneecaps, we could try clubbing them for the novelty. Good thing we have a few yaks incoming.>>27161094Nobody wants her dead you fuck. She has to be alive to sign the contract. And there's Blueberry 50cm from Ruri at all times.
>>27161087>But we're protecting her by dealing with known threats.By dealing with the threat you can see, you're leaving the principal open to the threat that you can't see, and which the visible threats were running away from.
>>27161105>which has probably been delayed due to them not being able to escape beforehand.and if they are still there, whatever they planned aint going down with them still on the premises
>>27161111> 50cmThaats some loose underwear
>>27161105>timestopGot a plan to deal with Pinky? Every single timestop activation has resulted in Pinky being present and fucking around with our Timestop duration and whatever we were doing at the time.
>>27161073>>27161087>>27161094>>27161099JUST SO YOU KNOW>As a noun, princiPAL commonly means "administrator" or "sum of money." As an adjective, princiPAL means "most important.">The noun princiPLE means "basic truth" or "rule."Ruri is currently our princiPAL, ie what's currently MOST IMPORTANT, or WHAT'S GOING TO GET US PAID.Shooting people in the kneecaps is our princiPLE, and our means of enforcing our princiPLEs on people.AND NOW YOU KNOW
>>27161119What did you expect, with all the leeks she pleasures herself with?
>>27161036Yeah because it isn't like we have a vindicare team ready to fuck him five ways to Sunday the moment he thinks of escaping, a full security contingent, the power to stop time and a possible plan in the works that involves hurting, killing or kidnapping our principal who is giving us an ironclad excuse to stick near her
>>27161136...And knowing is half the battle.
>>27161129Yes, actually.>Hey Pinky, I guess it's showtime, huh.>Yep! Put on a good performance for me, okay?>One order of blood, death, and suffering coming right up.>Don't forget the screams of the innocent on the side!>I'll do my best.
>>27161151Consider also that they know they're dealing with magical girls. They've taken us into account.
>>27161169Yeah dealing with USThey don't know what we called in for backup or that Sayaka is a sparkle bitch either most likely
>>27161193Except NECO blurted it out on the internet.
>>27161193We also don't know what they've got. It's safer to have too much force to respond than not enough because we're dealing with a nonessential task.
>>27161201That cat's been silent for a while now.I need my poorly-spelt Chirpee fix!
>>27161224You just summoned her.
>>27161201>>27161215>>27161224SPEAKING OF>NECO @MGsAreReal 49s>I'm not like a fan or anyathing but there's seriously only one performer who can light himself on fire on stage and still look cool
>>27161250May we burn her?
>>27161257I never say no to fire.
>>27161257Only if she's lighter then a duck!
>>27161245Maybe they should have called him in instead of Kyosuke.(Dohohoho)
>>27161266Burn the witch Burn the witch Burn the witch Burn the witch Burn the witch
>>27161245>NECO @MGsAreReal 4m>...I wonder if she'll be up on stage after all = 3 = i still wanna hear her sing nyaaaChiaki seems like more of a dive bar singer to me.
>>27161250>>27161245>>27161244Oh God-Emperor forgive me!
>>27161298With a rough, scratchy singing voice, but she's so clearly singing her grief from personal experience that she has the whole room sobbing?
>>27161298I was thinking that may be Sayapyon and not Chiaki. We'll know after the performance (or during, for that matter)
>>27161302There is no God-Emperor here.Only the Blessed Lady.
>>27161302You may beg his forgiveness in front of the golden throne, personally. Heretic.
>>27161314She's a witch, not your Blessed Lady.
>>27161314>reminding me of mountain bitchGSDFS
>>27161344What can I say? I really love his works. Sengoku Youko had a slow start but now I like it almost as much as Biscuit Hammer. I still need to get around to reading Spirit Circle though.
>>27161369Spirit Circle is pretty damn good, if you like his other stuff you'll probably enjoy the shit out of it.
>>27160707>Play along. Allow yourself to be dragged into the performance.Just one song can't hurt, right?
>>27160725 >>27160727 >>27160738 >>27160828You nod at Sayaka, before turning back to Ruri and shaking your head. As much as you were waiting to make your big debut of lipsynching to a packed worldwide audience, something else has come up that needs your immediate attention. Something that involves a yak, his knees, and your gun. And it really can't wait."B-but...!" Ruri pouts here, clearly displeased at this turn of events. "I'm already dressed up and everything to be your Miracle Midorin, Chiaki-chan! And really, I'll be leading the entire way, you don't have to worry about placing and stuff, you just need to look cool! Come on, I gotta have the real deal for this number...!"The super idol's plea ends in a plaintive note, tears welling up at the conrers of her eyes, and for a moment you're actually compelled to just suck it up and say yes. The yak and his buddies can stew for a while, can't day? Besides, you'll just be singing for one number, and that's it. Do you really have to be so uncooperative sometimes--It's here that Deepthroat suddenly comes into the scene, in that awkward, sweaty, drippy way that she does. Mumbling something underneath her breath as she squeezes past idols and extras, you see her smile wanly at you before tugging at Ruri's cape, whispering something into her ear. The super idol, still sniffing, seems to blink in surprise for a few moments as she listens - and it's here that she flashes you a grin. "Haah. Chiaki-chan, you lucky devil. Good thing I thought about the possibility of this happening, and arranged a backup plan just in case!"A backup plan...?"...She means me, Chiaki-san," a familiar voice says as some of the idols crowding around Ruri part - to reveal...well, a rather spitting image of yourself, from the glasses to the costume, albeit with Murder Mayumi-styled differences. A shiny metal Shield, with chainsaw teeth jutting from its rim, gleams from her right arm. [1/2]
>>27161421>Fucking around while members of the Yakuza are being detained and moved backstageWrong
>>27161449What? Who? You blink at this strange apparition. Is that...?...This idol. This idol made Iori dress up like you! ...Sort of!"Ruri-san knew you were going to find some way out of this performance, and kindly asked me to take your place." A small smile curls your slightly-distorted reflection's lips. "N-not that she had to. I volunteered myself." It's here that her cheeks redden at your slack-jawed stare. "U-um, I don't look too weird, don't I, Chiaki-san? It's just a wig, and this isn't real blood..." She points towards the splotches of crimson on her bomber jacket's collar, as well as on her Shield. "...And goodness, how do you even wear these heels for as long as you do? I'm barely an hour into this costume and already my feet hurt!"It's...uh...you never really thought about that kind of thing, you wanted to say. Or rather, it does hurt a fucking lot, but it kind of takes care of itself after you've started running in them enough that your feet have practically given up telling you how much they hurt.But you're a bit too stunned at the moment to see Iori cosplaying as you. It's...it's pretty surreal."I wasn't even going to bring her out if you went along, Chiaki-chan," Ruri harrumphs, stepping up behind Iori and placing both her hands on her shoulders. "But yeah, Iori-chan, looks like you were right about her - Chiaki doesn't really like fun, doesn't she?" The super idol sticks her tongue out at you again. "We'll just have to do the number without her, it seems like!"Iori shakes her head at this. "N-no, Ruri-san--""Ruri-chan!" The super idol corrects her, petulantly.The idol wearing your face looks at you, bearing an expression of saintly patience being stressed, before managing to smile again. "A-alright. Ruri-chan, Chiaki-san doesn't really hate fun. She's...not just used to the work we do, after all." She looks at you, smiling. "We should leave her to do what she does best. Don't you agree, Chiaki-san?" How do you respond?
>>27161460Tell her to be careful, and add a wry No Fun Allowed as we go.I'd suggest giving her a crumpled cigarette to complete the look, but we already swore off the Iori train.
>>27161460"Go have fun, I have Yakuza to interrogate. Just get ready to jump off the stage and run like fuck at any time, since they seem antsy about something."
>>27161460"Work calls unfortunately. Next time, maybe? ...Thanks Iori."
>>27161460[x] Got that right. Good luck, have fun, follow Blueberry's instructions to the letter if anything happens.Let's go bash some kneecaps.
>>27161460[x]Stare at them until they get uncomfortable."This is the second worst day in my life and the worst job I ever did. Idols. Never again."Then go and do your damn job.
>>27161460Thank her for explaining it in Idol-speak, and that our current method of reason and logic was like trying to get a cripple to break down a wall.
>>27161460Clearly we must apologise to Iori for making Ruri dress her like that. No one should suffer even pretending to be us.Remind her that No Fun Allowed, and offer a cig
>>27161460"No fun allowed in my work." Completely deadpan with a grin. Then leave to take care of the yak.
>>27161460[x] "Here. You don't have to breathe it in, but you need a cigarette. And thanks."Well, at least Ruri has contingency plans already in place.
>>27161449>MIND CONTROLFUCKING CALLED ITMIND-CONTROL ROBOT CALLIDUS FROM THE FUTURE>>27161460[x] "What I do best? That usually involves a lot more indiscriminate destruction than is really appropriate for a concert.But I certainly interrogate Yaks better than I babysit spoilt super-Idols."
>>27161479>>27161476Both of these.
>>27161460Iori's dead, she's gonna die, she's so dead, she's cadverific, she's necrotastic and she's got riggor mucked up.
>>27161460I don't hate fun. Fun and me just have an agreement.
>>27161460"yes, very much so, I have yet to remember what else I found fun in life but i think i can safely say that performing in front of such a crowd isn't on the list. Thank you Iori.""Be careful out there."
>>27161515May we burn-- Err, submerge her in salt water?
>>27161460Smile, put a crumpled cig in Iori's mouth"there, looks perfect"Now you have fun while I go do the part of my job that I used to be solely employed for
>>27161460[x]"Yeah, that."Offer Iori some of your smokes, tell her she doesn't need to light it but it might help if she held it. Also mutter thanks to her for taking one for the team."Good luck. I'll make sure the yak's screaming can't be heard above the song."Exit with a ponytail hairflick.
>>27161460[x] "Denied. Dressing up as me isn`t healthy, especially now. You may have forgotten already about the little detail we encountered on the way here, Ruri, but I haven`t. No dressing up as MurderMayumi, not during this concert anyway and this is my last word on this. If you have any complaints, please refer to my furry little employeer."You can bet your asses that once Iori gets out there on the stage in her Murderface-Cosplay she will be attacked by someone. Not taking any fucking chances, even if its the least likeable girl. Seriously, fuck idols.
>>27161460Good fucking job,we just killed lori. We can take a bullet, a bat or a knife, lori can't. If Wendy wants to get MM on us and kills lori in our stead. I will have you know I voted for going on stage.that said, I figured something like this was coming since we caught them in Ruri's hotel room.I stand by my vote, go on stage, try and spot Wendy, our performance doesn't have to be in character, if it's bad it is in character.
>>27161606I think we can just get Ruri to introduce Iori, and say that Chiaki hates having fun and pooped on the party by refusing to go on stage.
>>27161606We've known about Murder Mayumi being a part of this forever. Hell, we ourselves have been on webcast camera several times. And we knew this part of the show was coming. It's a little late to suddenly get cold feet. Plus whoever is screwing with us is pretty savvy, and would already know it's not the real us there, and if anyone starts shooting idols we've already fucked up our job.
>>27161460..Yeah, this reeks to me. I stand by my vote before.[x]Go on stage so Iori doesn't get her ass killed.
>>27161629>I stand by my vote, go on stageThat trains already left the station.Too many people wanted to leave Ruri alone.
>>27161606Either THIS>>27161633Or THIS.Do not go on fucking stage.
>>27161479[x] ThisAlso:"Enishi, Sayaka. I'm counting on your two."
>>27161540Wonderful. Her being gone will only improve things.
>>27161460[x] Switch places with Iori. It was fucking stupid to leave the principal in the first place anyway.
"It's not that I hate fun. It's just that my kind of fun involves a lot more physical trauma. Usually at the expense of a few kneecaps and some ballistic amputations. You go do what you do best, I will make sure you can do so unmolested.""If it goes well, I might be in the mood to entertain your, and apparently a few of my, fans later."
[x]Give her a smoke, tell her don't get shot.Iori gets her last cigarette, all good.
Wow, the retard brigade is out in force tonight!Decu, seriously, no more idol missions ever. Please. Don't even offer them.
>>27161676>>27161648>>27161647>>27161629So Sayaka's not worthy of our trust now?Damn, you chucklefucks are really something.
>>27161460I have a feeling that she is going to get attacked on stage, she looks to much like you and the opposition could get the two confused
>>27161647I'm right there with you we should at least try to avoid completely fucking up our mission. What the he'll does interrogating some yaks have to do with protecting the principal, let Enishi or one of squad Hiryiu do it. He'll kamijou is off stage, let him wind down from his high beating the snot out of yaks.We need to
>>27161606Seriously, this is because you failed to plan and couldn't predict this happening. It's not because idols are involved, it's because you can't handle anything more complicated than a simple smash-and-grab or search-and-destroy mission.
>>27161726>What the he'll does interrogating some yaks have to do with protecting the principalHMM THE YAKUZA SEEM TO BE RUNNING FROM SOMETHING AS FAST AS THEY CANTHIS CLEARLY DOESN'T MEAN THERE'S SOMETHING DANGEROUS GOING ONWE SHOULD JUST IGNORE IT AND DANCE WITH THE IDOLSGoddamn you people are retarded.
>>27161716Sayaka's job is protecting Ruri. Professional as she is, Ruri will take priority when anything goes wrong. Iori's chances of survival are consequently lowered, because Sayaka will be concentrating on Ruri, since that's her job.
>>27161759Or we could have any number of our goons interrogate them and still get the same information, while being closer to GROUND ZERO when shit hits the fan, like a good bodyguard.
>>27161759When the job is to protect someone and you know there's something imminent, you generally don't stop being a bodyguard for that person.
Come on guys. Let's agree to disagree. Let's not get heated up over this, okay?
Gentlemen, please control your analpain.Nobody's dying on stage, since we've got Sayaka and like half the squad Hiryu to deal with that kind of shit.And if you're worried that someone may target her afterwards, we can simply make someone watch for her ass or something.And here I was thinking that Iori shitstorms were over after we unanimously rejected her.
>>27161792>>27161780When have we ever claimed to be a good bodyguard?
>>27161716That has nothing to do with this, we were given a warning by a ghost in a golden weapon. We should go out there and spot Wendy if possible, take lori place Sayaka is capable of protecting Ruri but could she defend against another golden weapon. I'm assuming that's how Yuu detected her in the first place.
>>27161727>Its your fault because you didnt prevent Ruri from acting retardedJust go kill yourself already.
>>27161460[x] I'll leave you to do what you do best. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go do what I do best.[x] Thank Iori
>>27161794I'm afraid your plea will fall on deaf ears, dude. :/
>>27161460[x]Stare. "Considering that I may be a target now, I don't feel comfortable having someone else dressed up like me running around in full view now." Rub face. "This is going to be stupid, but I'll go on stage." Glare at Ruri. "But I suck at all of this, so don't expect miracles, Midori." Then radio to get someone from the Hiryu squad or some Kyousuke goons to start the interrogation, and have it broadcast to your earpiece so we can listen in and add as needed.
>>27161801Man, imagine justifying that to QB if something DOES go down. "Well, in my defense, I'm bad at this."We took the job, we perform it to the best of our ability.
>>27161792>>27161780Or we trust Sayaka, the best Eversor in the Ninth, to handle things on stage while we're free to move about the entire area and handle anything that comes up instead of, y'know, being trapped on stage when shit goes down. Because when shit DOES go down it is most certainly not going to start on-stage.Sometimes its a good idea to not put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't MGs have a magical signature? Wouldn't Iori be safe from non-normies up on stage because she wouldn't show up as a sparkly?
>>27161847In our defense, we got a really shit briefing for this mission and would never have taken it if we got even a hint of how complicated it was going to be.
>>27161847Seriously this, the yaks are trying to run, let kyouske chat with them, threats of twelve rapes per second should get them to spill the beans, while we perform the task we were hand picked for. I just hope a voice of reason prevails, and were on stage when the blood starts flying and people start dying.
>>27161888Actually now I want to change my vote to this. Make Kyousuke interrogate them while still in the Krauser garb.
>>27161902If you seriously think that a stage outfit is going to frighten a bunch of gangsters, I'm afraid your stupidity cannot be cured.
>>27161806Just because you don't like what someone is doing doesn't make it retarded. Are you forgetting that this is a massive concert being transmitted worldwide with a franchise worth in the millions, and that Murder Mayumi being advertised ties into a major part of projected profits? Of course there would be backup plans for an advertisement campaign this big. Go and kill yourself, so we don't have to deal with your idiocy anymore.
>>27161877We were told by a specialist in magical signature tracking that ours was unusual. If someone doesn't know that and is looking for a standard signature, or knows we don't have a typical signature, they might bet on lori being us anyway. Not that I care if she dies or not, I just want to make contact with Wendy asap.
>>27161884>would never have taken it if we got even a hint of how complicated it was going to be.No, we still would have. We took this mission because it asked for us specifically. Otherwise I think we would never have taken it.Also fuck that mentality. Avoiding missions because they might be complicated. We are trying to be a good Warmaster, not one who shirks her responsibility because it might be a little hard.
>>27161937>If someone doesn't know that and is looking for a standard signature, or knows we don't have a typical signature, they might bet on lori being us anywayBut Iori doesn't have any magical signature.>>27161964Fuck no. This isn't complicated, this has just been dealing with idol bullshit.
>>27161971I thought the whole place had kind of a blanket signature because of off-duty meguca in the crowd?
>>27161980As I recall, Enishi just picked up more minute signatures of said off-duty Meguca. Any transformed one would have a more prominent signal.
>>27160707>She then gestures to Ruri, then to herself, then flashes you the international symbol that meant, pretty much, that she'll be wearing the idol like underwear. Index and middle finger held tightly together.So she is going to have Ruri between her thighs?
>>27161964After all this shit is done, I'm voting for a search and destroy next time we get to pick, or a witch hunt. Less idols, less deceit, much more murder.Of course since it is HaHaHa running the show from the moon, the next SND will be hunting Megucas controlled by golden weapons. sallaka and kuko
>>27160216Especially for your.
>>27161928> and that Murder Mayumi being advertised ties into a major part of projected profitsExcept that it was never advertised that MurderMayumi would sing to, especially after we turned Ruri down.The worst part about your smarassery is not that its wrong, but that you pull facts out of your ass. So no, please go kill yourself or at least assume a trip so "we" can properly filter you.
>>27161996Our next missions is the smash'n'grab from the offshore platform..2 days after the end of this? Or was it 1. Basically soon.
>>27161964I voted for taking this mission on the assumption that it would involve nothing more than lounging around, swatting away a grabby Idol every once in a while.I would not have voted for it if I thought, for even a second, that it would be anything other than that, because Chiaki is not good at bodyguarding. We proved that with Iori's first mission, the second one was WORSE, and I am seriously looking forward to everything falling apart now, because either Ruri will die, or she will be forced into hiding. Either way, mission over.
>>271620172 left. We're only on the 2nd day as of now.
>>27161928>make million dollar franchise>hire Murder mayumi>but only to watch the idol's ass instead of having her be her support crew in the dance team
>>27161993Drawings, you know what you must do.Captcha>glorious seidolatryGlorious idolatry indeed
>>27162024No, three left. We're on the FIRST day.
>>27162040no, he's right, this is the second day
>>27162040It's been repeatedly stated that the concert is the second day.
>>27161998Good heavens, just look at the jpg artefacts!
>>27162046I'm kinda hoping that the last two days will be summarized as "Two more days happened, they sucked and you were annoyed and it was over."
>>27162040this is the third day day 1 meeting day two was practice/rehearsal day 3 the concert.
>>27162046>>27162054First day of the four-day concert.The day prior to this one was just 'meeting her for lunch' aka 'appearing on international webcast without prior warning, being expected to jump through every hoop and conform to every whim'.
>>27162073If things turn to shit now, maybe.Or Decu could prey on our Shadowruns even more and toss more insanity our way.
>>27162073Not going to happen, HaHaHa is generating so much despair from this mission, he is probably getting a blank check from QB.
>>27161996I think next time we should make full use of our Warmaster rank and decide what we do for our self. And I think we should go to America to pay the rabbits a visit and scout the place out for golden weapons.As Warmaster we can make missions. Diplomacy is a kind of mission and a huge part of our job. Plus QB likes to keep a good relation with his American counterpart.We got better shit to do than to hunt Witches, unless it's for sport, or other low ranking missions. It's good that we took this easy mission to get a feel for how well we can work with blueberry. Because things are only going to get harder from here on.>>27161971I didn't call >>27161884 out for not wanting to deal with idol bullshit. I called him out for saying we would have ditched this mission because it would have been complicated.
>have chinese language courses>enter the classroom in the morning>everyone says hello with a 'nihao'>accidentally blurt out 'nihao nyan'>all eyes on meLuckily it was easy to convince the tired people that they need more sleep, but seriously fuck you guys for this summoning ritual. At least nobody yelled 'ONE JOB' at me.
>>27162149You mean the rest of the god damn world.
>>27162153Imagine if that actually happened. Or if everyone started singing along the chorus.
>>27162153>>accidentally blurt out 'nihao nyan'I'm dying here anon.
>>27162153Did you start to do the dance?
>>27162166Not everyone can be America. It's okay, man.
>>27162097personally I think the paranoia is getting a little out of hand and would like Deculture to at least try and not feed it so much.
>>27162181Exactly.White piggu go homu
>>27162153O lawdy, call nasa my side's just hit orbit
>>27162179Don't even know the dance m8
>>27162189No, stoic Japanese girls go homu.
>>27162115We need to clean up our home grounds before worrying about MURRICA STRONK.My current todo list:1. Purge Tojo2. Purge Tenth3. Hunt down any other Golden Weapons in Japan4. Call up the other Warmasters and tell them to expect us.>>27162195https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ8w4vVaOL8
>>27162214I think we should bump golden weapons up to 1 but I'm ok with the rest, if we don get any leads, then we can begin the cleansing, and maybe we'll get something that way.
>>27162195NYAN NYAN (ARMS RIGHT, ON ONE LEG)NYAN NYAN (ARMS LEFT, ON OTHER LEG)NI HAO NYAN (ARMS RIGHT AGAIN, BOUNCING WITH EACH SYLLABLE)GORGEOUS (RIGHT ARM UP)DELICIOUS (LEFT ARM UP)DECULTURE (SPIN AND SMILE)Add BECAUSE KYOKO and ONE JOB somewhere in there.
>>27162251awesome, again, etc
>>27162222The best part is she can do the timestop, just replace knives with rpgs, bullets, mortars, and golfclubs
>>27162260AS YOU WISH, IN HIGHER DEFINITION
>>27162251BECAUSE KYOKO and ONE JOB are random neckbeards walking in front of the camera while the ritual goes on.
>>27162222Alone in the house, muffled and creepy laughingresonates inside
>>27162251And 3 x HASTUR because we need moar HASTUR.
>>27162306Spider hands, spider hands, doing whatever a spider can!
WHAT IS LOVE
>>27162318Boku no Hastur
>>27162306Pictured: Midori posing in front of a mirror at home when she doesn't think anyone can see her.
>>27162350Hastur x Hastur x Hastur
>>27162306>not a chef's knifeI've lost my faith in the world.
Threadly reminder that the Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDbEbook will be updated once my laptop is fixed.
>>27162356Hm... Doesn't seem the sort to read Jojo, but silly poses in front of the mirror does seem to fit the bill, hahaha
>>27162362We already have a char for that
>>27162375Magical girl poses.
Is it too late to tell the Yaks an urgent business has suddenly appeared, and to make them wait?Can't let Iori get what we should have because she's dressed as us.Or we can tell Sayaka to keep an eye on her while she's in that costume.
>>27162374Forgot name.>>27162318>>27162350>>27162361Well. This is a reassuring sign...
>>27162380Best gril.After Lotte
>>27162407>LotteWhat a funny way to spell Pinky.
>>27161560 >>27161476 >>27161492You get over the initial shock of seeing Ruri being made up to look like you - and with enough effort, you manage to tell her to have fun, but also to be careful. Anything Sayaka tells her to do, she follows to the letter, and that she should always be alert. Just in case something happens."Eh?" Iori blinks. "Um...is there anything about to happen, Chiaki-chan?" She looks at you, then at Sayaka, then at Ruri. "There...this isn't going to be like last time, isn't it? Ruri-chan's not in any danger, is she?"You glance at Sayaka, and the Blueberry glares at you - before giving the barest, most impercetible shake of her head. Fine. No, you tell Iori. There's no clear and present danger - not yet from what you can see. You have a few suspects that you think might be up to causing trouble, but they're already on their way backstage, escorted by armed security detail who have eager trigger fingers and not much mood for bullshit.Still, you want her to listen to the blue-haired Eversor at all times, and to be conscious of her surroundings. You're not saying anything will happen, but on the off-chance does, you'll do everything in your power to make sure she comes back home safely."A-ah. well." Iori looks uncertain here, wringing her hands behind her back, but she manages to work up a smile after a few moments. "Alright, Chiaki-san. I trust you with my life. Please take care of me." She bows, formally and primly, and you can't help but feel...well. Bad, you suppose, but what? About how you practically stomped on her feelings twice? Or maybe because she's trusting her own life to someone who can't even take care of herself most of the time, much less other people?Whatever thought train that was going on, however, it was quickly derailed by Trainmaster Ruri and her Ruse Train. On which there are no brakes, or the ability to read the mood.[1/2]
>>27162394Our doom, or lori's, has been decided already, deck is just writing it up have patience. Your shadowruns cannot prepare you.
>>27162424"Well, this is nice and all, but what about me, Chiaki-chan?" You had no idea that Ruri could pout harder than she did, earlier - but it's happening, and it's all you can do not to give in. Or want to slap it off her face already. "It goes double for me, right? Right?"...Yeah. Yeah, double. And you'll have to talk to her about her idea of backup plans later. Seriously."Hee, sure~!" Ruri winks at you. "I know Chiaki-chan can use a few sneaky tricks up her sleeve!"Right. Yeah. Sure. Sneaky.Suddenly, a bell rings from somewhere inside the dressing room, and it's then that Ruri claps her hands. "That's the call, everyone! Come on, everyone, we're up! Noriko-chan, be steady with the webcast camera this time, and be sure to get my good side!" With a flourish, Ruri sweeps the cape of Miracle Midori's costume to the side, before swooping out of the room, Deepthroat in tow."Y-yes, Ruri-sama! ...Nnahh, p-please, slow down!"You shake your head as you watch the idols follow their leader out - only to blink as you realize that Iori's hung around, even after the last costumed performer had already left.An awkward silence stretches between the both of you, for the briefest of moments. A silence soon broken by her gasp as you take her hand, stopping her from leaving."C-Chiaki-san...?" Iori murmurs, her eyes wide behind her fake glasses, turning towards you, going red in the face. "I...um...the performance..."...You immediately let go with your hand as you tear off the Warmaster Cap with the other. Turning around, you stuff the symbol of rank and office into your inventory with unwarranted vehemence and EXTREME VIOLENCE. God...goddammit. Goddamn hat! GODDAMN KHARN!"Is anything wrong, Chiaki-san?" You can almost hear the concern in her voice. "Do...do you need some water? Some coffee, maybe? I realize that this has been stressful, and...Ruri-san doesn't really help, does she?"[2/3]
>>27162448No. No, she doesn't, but...you'll be fine, you tell her. You turn around to manage a smile of your own, as half-assed as it is.You just wanted to, um, thank her for the substitution. If you knew she was the prepared sub, then you probably would've said to hell with it, and performed instead. But this thing with the yakuza--"I know, Chiaki-san, and it's fine. You don't need to thank me, or apologize." Iori smiles. "We're friends now, right? Not clients or...or anything else." She lets out a small sigh at this - one that sounded resigned than anything else - before shaking her head. "There's no need to be awkward. Besides, I did volunteer, and it'll be quite the opportunity for me to sing something I usually balk at." She pauses here. "And...well, if something does happen, then Chiaki-san will come and rescue me, right?" The idol asks this with a smile, a smile totally unlike an idol's smile.Just a regular smile from a normal girl.How do you respond?
>>27162451[x] HugGoddammit the daaaaw and HnnnghIt is off the scale.
>>27162451I respond with GETTING PAST THIS FUCKING IDOL BULLSHIT GODDAMNNEVER AGAINNEVER EVER AGAIN
>>27162451[X] Yes. Then go to work.
>>27162451[x] I'll do my best.Gogogo kneecap bashing, it's about bloody time.
>>27162451"You're underestimating Sayaka. I will rush to assist but if anyone tried to harm you Sayaka would just murder their face faster than you can say "oh shit"."
>>27162451[x]Heh. You already saved yourself. But I'll be watching out for you.TERRIBLE IDEA 8421 WHICH SHOULDN'T ACTUALLY BE DONE [x] put warmaster hat on Iori and send her out
>>27162451Right, not that anything is likely to happen in the first place. Uh...You should...I should...try to have f-f-fun...*storm out for the yaks*
>>27162451[x] Give her a smile in return and as we walk away timestop to drop by Pinky and ask what flavor she likes her kneecaps while we walk to the unfortunate Yak we are going to interrogate.
>>27162451"I will, now go out there and do what you do best, and I'll do the same back here."
>>27162462>Acting as if this would only happen on idol missions
>>27162451[x] Give her a smile, and a cigarette."Yeah, I'll be there before you know it."Too late to take back and replace Iori on stage with ourselves.This interrogation of the yaks better not be a red herring.
>>27162451DEATHFLAG (Iori) HAS BEEN RAISED.
>>27162473My god, she'd be covered in idols. The whole routine ruined.>>27162451[x] "I'm not very good at rescuing. But I've had some practice recently, so it should be fine."
>>27162482A burst of magic like that might draw Wendy if she is tracking us.>>27162478Also, this.
>>27162451[x] "I might have to do something distasteful, but yes."
>>27162451[x] Just scream into Sayaka's headpiece. And I will be there in a flash,
>>27162462Chikuwa soon! Nothing happened again! Hahaha!
>>27162451[x] "Definitely. Between Sayaka, myself, and the security squads anyone trying to pull anything are going to have a very bad day. So have a fun one yourself." >>27162473This terrible idea is a wonderful idea and I give it a full and hearty HUE of approval. Just don't let it hit us. Fallout may include: Ruri x Iori?
>>27162451[x]Respond by giving her a pack of smokes."I'll be expecting these back. Don't actually light them, that'd be stupid."Hairflick our ponytail, and then turn to leave. "Good luck."
>>27162478Spaghetti is always delicious,>>27162451it has my voteI still wish we were on stage lookin for Wendy, but oh well, stupidity has driven this quest from th beginning, no reason to expect it to change now.
>>27162502Goods news, she can take a bullet that would have been meant for us and thus leave us free to kill whoever makes a mess of things. We get to let loose, she gets to die for her loved one. Everyone wins!
>>27162539I just want something to happen! I'm sick of talking to fucking idols!
>>27162451[x] Hug her-[x] "If only we belonged to the same world, IOri..."
>>27162562You mean her ex.She's going to die for the one that didn't love her.>>27162451This>>27162478
>>27162502Crap, should have prepared an image for that...
>>27162451"What else am I here for?" *half-smile*She's going to die and there's nothing you can do to stop it.
>>27162590She can still arrange that.I mean, not anymore, since she's going to die, but.
>>27162579Tune in next mission where anon claims the same about talking to any kind of client.
>>27162451[x] "Always. Have fun" Smile back.
>>27162602Contract wishes have staved off certain death in the past, see Mami.
>>27162604Next mission there is no talkingCannotFuckingWait
What's the thing with Shadowrun?
Idols. Never again.
>>27162451This we need our daily spaghetti plate>>27162478
>>27162621This is true. Maybe we can have Iori in the main cast again! Forever!Isn't that great, anon!?
>>27162628Play shadowrun, get backstabbed, become paranoid, paranoia = shadowruns.
>>27162628Shadowrun is a system and setting that promotes paranoia. Thus, it has become shorthand for the level of paranoia one is feeling at any given time
>>27162640Unfortunately QB will be "delayed" and never make it. So no.
>>27162451Of course, that's what I am here for after all let's rev those fucking death flags up!
>>27162451>[x]How do you respond?"I'm pretty sure Murder Mayumi getting rescued by alternate universe Murder Mayumi would make great bonus scene that audience can appreciate, but let's hope we won't be getting to that." sigh "Thanks, really." and give her a headpat
>>27162627No talking, no shooting, no dying, only Wendy, only Chiaki, no clothes, no shame, no guns, no knives, only quiet, only p/u/re love.
>>27160887Sorry, the MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS bumped up the count a bit.I can go back and change the chapter number so they match the threads later if you want.
>>27162640Well she is kind of hot.
>>27162661>no guns, no knives>Wendy and Chiaki>Pure loveNope.Its not perfect for them unless there's knives and guns involved. As toys.
>>27162451Spontaneous spaghetti projectors activate>>27162478
People remember Noir=Dames dying left and right.
>>27162667Shrug, I don't mind anymore with what having caught up, though it could happen to others.
>>27162682We haven't been Noir in a looooong time.
>>27162676also>no clothesBut... The Hat
>>27162681>>27162635Stop samefagging your choice you retard.
>>27162692Maybe it's time to return to Noir then
>>27162693Hat =/= pure.
>>27162674I actually kind of agree, but she's a little too meek for me in MGNQ. I like her better when she's insufferable....So I kind of love Ruri.
>>27162693If the hat was on it'd stop working properly for a week or so, not worth it
>>27162706>Miku with boobs and insufferable personality
>NECO @MGsAreReal 58s >= 3 = Not a huge fan of crowds like this. It always feels like i'm gonna get killed...blown up or trampled, like an extra in the backgroundNO NECO NO
>>27162000>Except that it was never advertised that MurderMayumi would sing to, especially after we turned Ruri down.Actually, yes, it was advertised that Murder Mayumi would be on stage and singing.Thread 106 and Thread 109, Ruri tells the webcast that Chiaki, the Murder Mayumi cosplayer, will be at the concert, and in 109, she tells us that we'll be singing, and using lip-syncing to get around our voice.And we did not turn down going on-stage at those times.
>>27162766>NECO @MGsAreReal 1m>It's kind of dumb though, if people really died at these things they'd never sell out. except in America.>And maybe Sweden or something? metal fans are weird>...well, it probably wouldn't be thick with sparkles if somebody wasn't worried. it'd wreck 2020's rep if things actually went south thoAW YEAH RAISE DEM FLAGS>>27162775Yes we fucking did.
>>27162766NECO does in a crowd stampede, and there was much rejoicing
>>27162788>it'd wreck 2020's rep if things actually went south thoSo if they get out of business, Ruri is a freelancer available for another contract.. We might as well shoot Mine outright now.
>>27162795Dies, fuck autocorrect
>>27162788>Yes we fucking did.When?
>>27162795NecoArc is sturdier than that. Or she's actually THE Arc, in which case shit will get realer than real.I think. Only experience I have with Tsukihime is Melty Blood.
>>27162795More suffering for Sallaka
>NECO @MGsAreReal 4m>'Reporter dies in crowd stampede, shady mercenaries everywhere rejoice'>...if...if it happens...you'll carry on my legacy, won't you, Filthy Assistant!?hehehehehe>>27162823Uh, when Ruri said 'OH BY THE WAY MURDERFACE YOU'RE GONNA BE UP ON STAGE MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF IN FRONT OF MILLIONS' we were like 'yeah no'.
>>27162813>>27162795wouldn't be sad at all. Starting to feel like we're going down hill with the NECOs and the Ruris. Fuck this mission.
>>27162842Except NECO made it clear and Sallaka confirmed she is not an MG she is quite vulnerable as much as a normal human.We can only hope that pussy gets pounded by the crowd...hmmm
>>27162861>Uh, when Ruri said 'OH BY THE WAY MURDERFACE YOU'RE GONNA BE UP ON STAGE MAKING A FOOL OF YOURSELF IN FRONT OF MILLIONS' we were like 'yeah no'.Except that's not what's in the archives.The only time we said no is in this thread when we said that we can't go because we have to interrogate Mine.
Might I suggest drinking the next few days after these missions?
>>27162903She said that, we immediately wemt 'I'm' your bodyguard not a fucking idol
>>27162898MGs aren't the only ones with power.
>>27162903No, we explicitly shut down the idea quite recently when we checked in on her pre-concert.And I can't remember not shutting her down back then either, certainly performing didn't have much support.
I'm going to laugh if nothing actually happens during the concert. Though we might always receive a message from Ruri with 'help' in it after the 4 days are up. That'd be interesting.
>>27162912With pills and pancakes?
look at these niggas think ruri gives a shit what we say
>>27162898NECO porn, eh
>>27162941Pancakes after we begin recovering.I feel silly for forgetting pills, though.
>>27162898>>27162928So does this mean that T-M is part of MGNQ?
>>27162936And we will laugh and throw ot in the trash, because fuck that bitch.
>>27162936Job is over, tough shit, hope you have kidnap insurance, love Murderface.
>>27162949We haven't been inhaling nearly enough pills lately. It's almost like we were trying to feel things again.
>>27162959Wrong you motherfucker. We take the day off and go on a murder spree teaching both Ruri and whoever kidnapped her that we're a force of destruction in a female body, not some body pillow. With our luck we'll get to murder the Tenth and Tojo group in one, all thanks to Ruri.
>>27162959>>27162966>not just sending some token Eversors that we don't like
>>27162936I think we would probably get a call from 2020 saying "help Ruri was kidnapped we will pay all this money to get her back"And the bastard cat will just go "beautiful"
>>27162957>MGsAreRealAs much as the 40k gods are and everything.References, references everywhere.
>>27162982>Eversors we don't likeWhy would we send our Equerry
>>27162989If that's the case then we don't have to worry about NECO then.
>>27162972>It's almost like we were trying to feel things again.Yeah, and that's just asking for trouble.
>>27163002>don't worry about a near-omnipotent vampire
>>27163018With luck she'll still be feeling down after being killed near to death by Tohno Shiki
>>27163018Arcade isn't malevolent, if we gain her trust she may even help us as Phanatsmoon.
>>27163018>Implying she has Arc's powersAre you the same retard that thinks that the hat has the actuall Slanesh from 40k and not just a demon with the same name?
>>27163037But our hat does have actual slaanesh, it's just not as powerful as you think.
>>27162915>She said that, we immediately wemt 'I'm' your bodyguard not a fucking idolThread 109>What about the performing thing? You're not a part of the all-dancing, all-singing crap of the world. Has she heard what your voice sounds like? You're not getting on that stage-->"Oh, you are! But you'll be performing as Murder Mayumi, it'll be perfect!" Ruri grins at this, her strangely-glowing eyes twinkling and sparkling. "Oh, and don't worry about your sucky voice, there's always lip-synching! I do that when I've got a sore throat!">...Right. You forgot about that. Sucky voice, indeed.>You'll let your ego soak that bruise. What about her itinerary for today? What's she got lined up?So no, we didn't say what you think we said.>>27162930>No, we explicitly shut down the idea quite recently when we checked in on her pre-concert.You mean the final pre-concert security briefing we had with Kyosuke, Enishi, Ruri, Sayaka, and ourselves?Because what we ACTUALLY said was:>You tell them what you're going to do, too - and similar to Sayaka's, you'll be staying in close contact with Ruri as much as possible for the entire thing. Even if...even if it means you have to contend with the singing and dancing, sure. Just so long as the Principal remains safeThread 125, Post #26693463
>>27163048>But our hat does have actual slaaneshIt's time for you to stop posting.
>>27163066But it does. Pinky comfirmed it.
>>27163051I knew I wasn't crazy, it was everyone else misremembering everything.
>>27163048>our hat does have slaanesh>it just isn't slaanesh
>>27162478 >>27162495 >>27162501 >>27162553...Yeah. Yeah, of course. It didn't even need to be said."Then my worries are unfounded," Iori replies, still smiling, bowing once more towards you. "It's been a pleasure knowing you, Chiaki-san, and I do hope we can spend time with each other in a much more...well, typical setting, rather than the ones we keep finding ourselves in." Her smile turns to a cheerful grin. "Who knows, maybe we can spend time as normal friends once in a blue moon!"Yeah. Maybe. That'd...be good, yes."Iori-chan?" Sayaka pokes her head into the room, blinking as she spots your...well, your singing double. "Come on! Number's about to begin, we're all ready!""A-ah, coming, Sayaka-chan!" Iori turns back to you and gives you another wave of her Shield-clamped arm. It's here, though, that you toss her your half-squashed pack of cigarettes - the thing neatly landing on her upraised palm. She blinks at this, puzzled. "Um, Chiaki-san, I don't smoke--"No, she doesn't, but Murder Mayumi does. You're not telling her to actually smoke one, though - just take one out and stick it between her lips, or teeth. Just to grab onto it. It'd make her look cooler - and if anything, make her cosplay of you accurate."O-oh...oh, I see!" Iori nods. "I'll...make sure to use this carefully, Chiaki-san! Anyway, good luck!" She waves at you once more, before finally running over to join Sayaka outside - and leaving you alone with your thoughts and a clear lack of smokes.It's fine, you tell yourself. That little scene just meant that Iori had indeed moved on. Just like you asked her to. Just like you told her to.And maybe someday, you'll be able to follow your own advice, too....Idols. Never again.[1/2]
>>27163051I voted for going on stage to stay near our principal, give the stupid another option that breaks character and promises, agreements held by said character, they'll take it.
>>27163086It does, but it's A Slaanesh, not THE Slaanesh.
>>27163051>You mean the final pre-concert security briefing we had with Kyosuke, Enishi, Ruri, Sayaka, and ourselves?No, I mean when we popped in when she was changing. Last thread or the one before, can't remember.
>>27163105Then it isn't Slaanesh. It's just a sex demon with the same name
>>27163103The crowd grows absolutely insane - cheering, screaming, applauding - before gradually petering out into blissful, symmetrical silence. Silence that only the most popular idol of the world can ask for without even saying a word.Without opening her eyes, Ruri starts to sing.It's...well. It's a simple song, granted. Simple lyrics, the beat isn't all that complex, nor is there any sort of aural gymnastics being put into play with the instruments or voicework used. But its message is clear - that love, no matter how strong, no matter how fervent, can tear a complete whole asunder as efficiently as hate could. As efficiently as any weapon could.Your earbud crackles to life just as Iori - or Murder Mayumi - steps into the song's second chorus. Her voice cold, strong, vehement - the complete opposite of Ruri's warmth, vulnerability and hesitation. Their voices melding as one."Miss Matsuda?" Ben's voice comes through. "We're here."Perfect, you reply. You glance up at the screen once more, before taking hold of the remote control and turning the thing off. The flatscreen television beeps, before its picture cuts ouut just as Iori and Ruri shares an on-screen, mid-song kiss.Some people move on by fucking at funerals.You, on the other hand, shoot kneecaps out.
>>27163119This I approve.
>>27163083>>27163105Are you autistic? It's just an homage, Decu just gave the lust demon that name because, you know, fucking lust demon.Having the same name doesn't mean its the same fucking entity, unless you want to argue that our Kharn is the 40k canon version.
>>27163129>I approve the truthThis isn't a fucking theory, its fact.
>>27163125>Some people move on by fucking at funerals.>You, on the other hand, shoot kneecaps out."Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of-">BANG"MY KNEECAPS"
>>27163125I like our method better.
>>27163125>Iori and Ruri shares an on-screen, mid-song kiss.
>>27163125>just as Iori and Ruri shares an on-screen, mid-song kiss.what
>>27163142The twist is that is what he was going to say anyway, but we shot his prostheses out
>>27163125>just as Iori and Ruri shares an on-screen, mid-song kiss.DRAWFAGS ASSEMBLE
>>27163125>Some people move on by fucking at funerals.>You, on the other hand, shoot kneecaps out.Dammit Travis
>>27163151>>27163152I guess we dodged a big bullet by not going out, we couldn't stop Ruri without making a huge scene.
Alright, that's it for this thread! New thread on Saturday!Sorry for the slow posting times and not much happening right now, but the good news is things will be moving in a much faster clip from here on in!Thank you for your participation, and feedback is always appreciated! Anyway, I think we do have a writeup today, so questions answered after that!
>>27163151>>27163152Did you forget how we interrupted them "rehearsing" for MMxMM at the very beginning of the mission?Pretty sure Ruri's preying on Iori.
>>27163169People go ballistic if Chiaki just headpats too much, imagine being made to kiss some wanton harlot.
>>27163174The crowd cheers. Blood flies. Another Magical Girl is taken out of the tournament after sustaining “reasonable injuries”. The winner gets her beating delayed for another round and is given a day break until the next round.I’m not even sure why I’m here. I was just told to go, that I could be evaluated better. Sure, I guess I could use a fight or two around here. Even Eightball said I could use some. But then there are the differences. People are watching our every move. There is a prize for the taking, though this is mostly just about bragging rights. But I think the biggest thing of all is that this is real training. Hitting a big sack of sand is good and all, but here there is danger, there is injury and there will be blood. I guess I’m more experienced in that then some others here.There are of course rules. No Culexus’ allowed, since it would be down-right unfair. Only use weapons that are a part of you, so no swordsman switching out for spears or knife-throwers going gunslinger. No using the audience, period. Nobody talks about the last time that happened. It’s better that way.Fights are stopped after “reasonable injuries” are sustained, or death. Death is… easier to pull off, but stopping a fight without doing anything extra might be good in terms of honor, or something. Most don’t try that, they say it gives an extra adrenaline when your life is on the line, makes fights harder, last longer and more appeasing. You could always surrender, of course, but it’s considered the sissy way out.But maybe… maybe I’ve had enough unnecessary death in my life already. Plus this officio is already filled to the brim with blood-thirsty killers. I’ve heard enough stories about the crème ala crème of the Eighth, and especially about the Wonderland Corps. They are probably looking for more of themselves out here, and their searching is easy.(1/7)
>>27163174>things will be moving in a much faster clip from here on in!YESFINALLYTIME FOR THE FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS
>>27163174>SaturdayBut muh fixIs there anything preventing the Tojo group from poncing on Ruri after our contract is up?
>>27163174Thanks for running , how do you feel about Chiaki constantly going back on her word?Also, Wendy soon?
>>27163174I still enjoy this Decu, although yeah, if it was a conflict between characters I cared about rather than Ruri and the yakuza it'd be more interesting.
>>27163196>Believing Decu's liesAnon please.
>>27163192All you need to do is look into the girl's eyes when they fight. They tell everything.“Oh, you’re here. Didn’t think I’d see you in a place like this.” I already know where the soft voice comes from as I turn to the petite girl behind me. Short white hair barely touches her bare shoulders as the black/white dress goes down to her knees where her black stockings and boots take over. The biggest show is the red ribbons tied to her wrists that flow behind her, a lead to what she can do as a magical girl.“Well I knew you would be here, Sami. This stuff is exactly what you like. Complete Eversor potential right here.” I know it’s this personality that makes me unlikable, even as I grin about it, but I’ve been around Sami to know she doesn’t care at all.“I’m here to practice. If I win then I win.” She scans the room with her violet eyes, devoid of most emotion. It’s even scarier in combat. “I don’t get why people get so bloodthirsty over this stuff. Everyone who dies just gets brought back.”“It’s because things have been going slow as of late. Plus some bloodlust is what the higher-ups are looking for in the group.”“They just want stuff dead. Of course that’s what they want to see.”“Good point.”It’s not really much of a friendship other then just talking every now and then. We just happen to agree with stuff, including the necessity to be on your own to practice. It works out nice, at least when we agree with each other.“Sami Richardson, Cloey Hughes, next to fight!” The announcement rings over the system, already energizing the audience for the blood to come. Sami already makes her way to the stage.“Show them pain.” She gives this look at that… I can’t really decipher, and then enters the ring.I should really teach her a lesson some day.(2/7)
>>27163215The two enter the big square that is the arena. It looks like her opponent, Cloey, is a vindicare from the revolver clearly stashed on her side. There’s probably one on the other side to. She doesn’t even bother transforming from the looks of it, though it’s probably because of her cheeky cowboy outfit. Sami’s already ready to go.“Three, two, one, fight!”*FWOOSH*Samis’ first move is intimidation, immediately flourishing her ribbons to two extra, then four, eight, until she’s nearly surrounded in them. Cloey tries to take a few shots, but nothing gets through the barrier.Then it’s over in seconds. Quick and clean, charging in followed by a few ribbon cuts to the abdomen, the arms and one straight to the head for a decapitation. All the while her expression never falters. It’s what makes her so devastating in combat. Either she never saw her coming so quickly or never had a chance to use her ability.“The winner is Sami in our fastest match yet!” The crowd cheers, but Sami just leaves the arena and heads straight for the exit. A few come into the arena to gather the body and soul gem for reviving her, cleaning it up for the next fight.My turn.(3/7)
>>27163112>No, I mean when we popped in when she was changingThat was last thread, and again, no, we did not bring up us not going out to sing, at all.The only subjects discussed were that the Tojo Group was here, that we didn't make a scene with them, then Kyosuke/Krauzer came up, we comforted Sayaka, then one of the Squad Hiryu girls told us that Mine was making a break for his limo.So no, you are misremembering things, and that's what's being argued here.
>>27163224While making the tournament voluntary made things easier for the one’s who weren’t broken by reality yet, it has a slight downside; where not every girl knows what to expect when they enter. The last fight was over so quick because Sami knew what had to be done, while I could see the terror in the other’s face moments before her head was removed from her body. I hope the same doesn’t happen to my fight.“Gina Falette, Alexi Gomez, next to fight!” The crowd cheers are a bit louder this time. True to Eightballs words, that mission in the museum made me quite popular among the newbie crowd. I know that it’s natural to look up to someone, but it doesn’t need to be the first MG who does something so “cool and awesome”.…Okay, maybe I was asking for it for being so flashy, but at least I got a fight ahead of me with-…Is that a mancatcher? Well, it’s a variation of one, but damn! It’s a spear in the front with a scythe-like curved blade in the back, meant to impale and drag people back. Due to the double-sided weapon, it’s held by a handle connected to the hilt.Well this should be fun.“Three, two, one, fight!”…And she goes invisible. My fucking day.(4/7)
>>27163235I put as much focus as I can in the shield and walk out to the center. Even with any heightened senses I’ve gotten from becoming a magical girl won’t help me for long. I need to react first to her going onto me, and the shield should…There!Too late, but it absorbs the first attack. Turning towards her I summon and swing the mace at her weapon to get it away, but she maintains grip.That’s when I realize I don’t know how to fight against this weapon.For a while I just delay the fight, reading her patterns and techniques. It may be boring but this is a part of practice. Retirements happen every year and there’s no telling me when the next one will be on my hands. The more you know about someone the easier they become to deal with, like Sami. Or if you want to turn it around, me.“Come ON you stupid! Just fucking fight already!” She’s getting agitated for her lack of bloodlust as I successfully dodge or parry her attacks. But fine, if she wants action…I force her weapon to slide a different direction using the small gap in my mace then desummon it. If I can’t fight her like that, I can bring the fight where it’s uncomfortable for her. I dash in for an elbow to the chest, a knee to the stomach, grabbing her free arm and putting it in a lock behind her where-OW. Of course I forget it’s a fucking mancatcher. The scythe rear of the weapon finds a nice place in my backside, and it’s slowly digging in further. My magic boils as it seeks an exit point. I wrap an arm around her neck and release it there, a direct bolt to her upper body.Now it’s fighting time.(5/7)
>>27163103>It's been a pleasure knowing youEven she knows the time is at hand.
>>27163247We broke up after that. Well, more like we decided to stop putting each other in a painful position where neither of us could move so we could find our footing again.That… sounds odd when I put it like that.My opponent, Alexi I think it was, wastes no time in charging back at me with her weapon raised flat and in front of her. It’s an offensive move in a defensive form, so I just need to make her decide between the two or loose balance. I put up the gap in the mace again to catch the bar and use its forward force to slide myself under her, bringing the mace up as I do to hit her near her…Well, nobody should really be hit there, ever. Men can make fun of it all they want, but it still fucking hurts. That’s why it works for me.She doubles over, giving me the opportunity strike. One swift strike against her hips with the mace. Bones crack and break, the leg nearly disjoints, the spine rattles from the vibrations and she falls to the floor in more pain. After all of this she still attempts to get up, but trembles under her current load of pain, leaving her on her hands and knees.“This was never a fight.” I coldly state as I walk to her, mace in hand and still itching to strike. “This is a lesson to you, to NEVER fight with someone like me!” The coup de grace is one massive blow to the center of her spine from up high and brought down hard. The spine breaks and shatters in a few places, even the ribs feel it. The heart stops for one second and the wind is knocked out of her.My opponent falls completely unconscious, and soon after I’m declared the winner. Whoopy-fucking-doo.(6/7)
>>27163215Thats Kagari aint it, the one with ribons
>>27163252I’m not so certain yet how I think of the crowds cheers. Is it because they want me to succeed? Are they proud of me incapacitating one of their fellow girls? Or are they just all savoring the bloodlust, for each round that someone nearly dies or does die?Hell, if they needed more rabbits why don’t they just look at the audience?Still, I savor the reactions. Their yelling, cheering, applauding, it makes you feel better. It’s somewhat good after almost killing a fellow girl, something to get your mind off of what had just happened in the few minutes past. I nod my head and wave at them as I walk myself out of the arena and out of the building. No smiling, though. That’s what they’re looking for. Just a limp, backstab still hurts like hell.“Good job.” To my surprise, Sami stayed in the arena and joins me on the way out of the building. “Could have done it quicker. Why did you wait?”“Was practice, ow.” I hold onto my back, still bleeding out. My magic takes care of it a little but it still hurts. “Just in case I ever get called to do a retirement. Plus I can now safely assure myself I want to try out that weapon.”“Collecting trophies now?” Sami asks me, completely deadpan. “Is there a problem with liking weapons?” I meant this partly as a joke, but her response was a sign of things to come.“The world always turns it eyes to the ones showing theirs. You’ll be noticed eventually.”(And I'm done! Feedback is always appreciated!)
"It didn't take long before I'd seen my fill of Idols. Unfortunately, the Idols haven't seen their fill of me."
>>27163258needs pics, don't even know what your MC looks like
>>27163174>SaturdayBut I just caught up
>>27163125>>27162540Intentional or not successful HUE is successful. I don't think Ruri s just using her, Ruri and Inori are joined by rejection so it feels more like a rebound kind of thing.
>>27163205Decu, I'm curious about this too, more on the Wendy appearance, but also is your view of chiaki shifting in response to her constant breaking of promises and agreements. And have other characters noticed this?
>>27163112The time we popped in when Ruri was changing was last thread, and it only had us telling her that the yaks had taken the premium seats, and then being told by one of the Vindicares that the yaks had gotten up and were trying to run from the concert.Us not going out to sing was never brought up.
>>27163252>“This was never a fight.” I coldly state as I walk to her, mace in hand and still itching to strike. “This is a lesson to you, to NEVER fight with someone like me!”The present tense and first-person viewpoint certainly don't help matters, but so far it just seems like a wankfest over this character beating up low level punks. Doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of actual plot to it.
>>27163174I still want to know which one is Hatguy!
>>27163329>her constant breaking of promises and agreements.The terrible thing about this is that it's not even a character trait that we're going for, but something caused by players remembering things wrong, and then accusing other players of pulling things out of their ass when called to task for misremembering details.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived, goodnight gentlemen!
What if Ruri is Psycho Mantis?
>>27163253Its a story about superhumans, good Magical Girl Material. Expect one more. >>27163280As embarrassed as I am to admit,1: I am not a drawfag. I cannot draw my characters for the life of me.2: I'm not quite done with her entire outfit, but at least I've got a general concept of the weapon down!>>27163344I'm buying my time until I get the whole story down. Don't worry, there will be progression next time!
>>27163202Ah, definitely! Kyuubey will handle that. You're only contracted for four days after all!>>27163205I have mixed feelings! And maybe Wendy soon!>>27163207Ah, I'm sorry to hear that! Thank you for still sticking around, though!>>27163208N-no, really, I'm telling the truth :'D>>27163290Ahh, sorry about that! I'm trying to run as much as I can, though...>>27163329Well, certain characters are indeed taking stock of everything Chiaki does. But, well, it's just Chiaki being her unreliable self, hahaha!
>>27163391Dear god. She could be reading our memory cards right now.
We should really be nice to Ruri (and, if possible, Iori) before all this ends.She can be of help, too. Contacts and all.
>>27163258Short and simple, not bad. I enjoyed it.Like >>27163280 said, it would hurt to put a pic or two somewhere. Descriptions work better, in my opinion.
>>27163409Hey Decu, does our hat have THE Slaanesh or a demon named Slaanesh?
>>27163409How many points do we have with Ruri, Noriko and Iori? And is our cold treatment of Ruri affecting them?
>>27163409>I have mixed feelings!>Well, certain characters are indeed taking stock of everything Chiaki does. But, well, it's just Chiaki being her unreliable self, hahaha!Mami is disappointed, isn't she?Give it to us straight, Decu. How disappointed is Mami?
>>27163409>Well, certain characters are indeed taking stock of everything Chiaki does.>>27163447>Mami is disappointed, isn't she?Will Mami love us no matter what, Decu?
>>27163409How long until we're done with this?
>>27163440Don't forget Yuu!>>27163425We were told the demon starts with an S and ends with ESSHHHHH. Its probably him, but it might not be.
>>27163205>>27163329>>27163376Constant breaking of promises? The performing on stage one qualifies, although that may be more of a consequence of not remembering details from previous threads. But what were the other ones?
>>27163488Promised to sleep with her. Went back on that promise.
>>27163517Didn't promise to sleep with Ruri, just to think about it.
>>27163488We did forget about Misaka when we promised that we'd never forget her.And breaking a promise because players let their own biases cloud their memory and they make mistakes in remembering is still breaking a promise.
>>27163345Hahaha, that will be revealed soon enough!>>27163376It's not really that bad! It's still somewhat in-character because of Chiaki's faulty memory.>>27163425I cannot answer that in this point in time, sorry!>>27163440Your cold treatment of Ruri is increasing her points for you!Noriko's points for you dropped a bit when you scared her, but it's on the rise yet again!Iori's points for you is unknown!>>27163447>>27163463Mami understands how Chiaki is and how hard the role she's been given, so unless Chiaki starts straight up failing missions Mami will still be there for her!
>>27163409I'm very disappointed with this development, chiaki has an unreliable memory, but she is very determined and usually gets the job done.even if she has to wade through the blood and the shit. Now it seems that every time she makes a decision, she immediately chooses a new choice when it's brought up, even if merely an hour or two has passed.This is caused not by character struggle, but merely by the audience participation changing from game to game. How can anyone build any trust in chiaki when from hour to hour her mindset completely shifts and she totally forgets what she said prior or promised to do. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a friend/boss like that.
>>27163539How about our Wendy points?
>>27163496Who?Also did we ever actually promise to go on stage? We reacted quite negatively when it came up in our first meeting with Ruri...
>>27163557I think a lot of people have bosses like that actually!
>>27163563'We didn't REALLY promise so it's okay to skip out on the things that have been clearly set before us as expected' is pretty weasely.
>>27163539Will NECO be fine?
>>27163563according to our memory, we didn't explicitly shoot it down>>27163051
>>27163539>Mami will still be there for her!Even after not even a week of proper Warmastering she ends up back to the bottle?
>>27163561I'll bet we would have lost a bunch if Wendy had to watch us liplock Ruri on stage.
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>>27163563>Also did we ever actually promise to go on stage? We reacted quite negatively when it came up in our first meeting with Ruri...Yes, we did.We said we would do it in the final security briefing we had before we left the hotel for the concert.As pointed out here >>27163051>even if it means you have to contend with the singing and dancing, sure. Just so long as the Principal remains safeSo all the people saying that we shut down any attempt to have us go on stage, were the ones pulling shit out of their asses, yelling at people that they're wrong.
>>27163576>>27163586Really? Because Im damned sure that we gave a speech about how were her bodyguard and only that.I know this because I wrote that damned thing. And then people commented on it because it was on the webcast.
>>27163595Misaka has an unreliable big brother, but she still loves him~
>>27163609That is not a yes, anon. That is an 'I will put up with it if I have no choice'.
>>27163539>Your cold treatment of Ruri is increasing her points for you!I've seen this character type before (Chinatsu from YuruYuri, for example)Does this archetype have a name?>Iori's points for you is unknown!ARGH!>>27163563>Who?Pic related. She's our cute Russian arms dealer.
>>27163609That's no promise in my book. More like..begrudging acceptance if it can't be helped. But it can because we have more important shit to do. That's not a broken promise.As for forgetting Misaka.. You people mean our amnesia right after the procedure?
>>27163609Yakuza came up, the>Just so long as the Principal remains safeclause is in effect.
>>27163613Go back through the archives and prove it. We've got evidence saying that we were going to go up on stage until the Yakuza situation made us reconsider.For the record, I'm fine if we reconsidered because of a change in the situation; that's perfectly normal and what a good security detail should do, adapt to changing situations.But what I'm trying to prove, and what I can't stand, is when people say that things happened that didn't actually happen, and then shit on people that call them out on their mistake.
>>27163609Guess we just need to be clearer and jot down this stuff and bring it up later. I would imagine that Decu is pulling the punches a bit as far as the in-character consequences go, since the audience composition may fluctuate wildly.
>>27163469I would say three threads more, barring unforeseen evantualities!>>27163557Hahaha, people with a lot of responsibility often make mistakes like that. But I think, as long as Chiaki stays true to what she's there for, it's still okay. In here, you guys identified the yakuza as a way to find out what the threat is, and going after it directly should help. So it's not exactly breaking a promise, but rather choosing to do something else to help carry out that promise better.>>27163561If there are any, I'm sure Chiaki's saved up a lot!
>>27163125>some people fuck at funerals, I cut off headsI see we picked up some travisism's when we visited the rabbits
Just throwing this out there: When I do get a full character description of my MC down could a drawfag try to draw a pic of her?
>>27163672>If there are anydecu plzdon't make it sound like there's none left
>>27163714I'm sure we got some from last night.
>>27163653https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/25618919/#25620894This was the winning choice at the end of this thread.I do believe it actually happened at the start of the next thread.This is an EXTREMELY firm no.So go blow it out your ass.
>>27163600She did see that. And she doesn't know it isn't us. Sounds like a catastrophic misunderstanding in the making.She may be our ex, but she still has feelings for us. Besides, the Expanded Watermelon End script calls for us to get back with her.
>>27163672Fair enough, I just really don't like seeing chiaki so wishywashy. I'll keep following along, I hope in the future the followers remember what's been said and we don't inadvertently hurt someone by changing our mind from one thread to the next.
>>27163760None of that has happened. Stop being a bitch.
>>27163760I don't see it as being wishy-washy, I see it as stressing out over the mounting paranoia that everything's on the verge of going straight to hell.
>>27163760As >>27163734 has said we quite firmly said fuck that in our VERY FIRST MEETING WITH HER, which is what everyone has been 'misremembering' or whatever.
>>27163777>make promise with Ruri>NOPE, BUSINESS FIRST>sad RuriYes. Quite.
>>27163734That's from Thread 105.And look at the beginning of 106."You are a Magical Girl, and you're currently being fucked with....It's certainly a nostalgic feeling, really. You'd been wondering when things would start being terrible again. Just like how they used to be."No, it wasn't used.So how about you realize that you're completely mistaken?
>>27163807Why do we need to make her happy to protect her?
>>27163797YOU. ARE. WRONG.We never said any of what >>27163734says we said. Actually read Deculture's posts at the end of 105 and the beginning of 106.The quote at the end of 105 that people keep pointing to WAS NEVER USED.
>>27163807No promise was ever made, unless you count a dismissive "whatever" as one. Our stance always was one of "fuck off, no dance if it can be helped".The way you make it sound it's like we made arrangements, practiced our routines and then later buggered out just because.
>>27163539>>Hahaha, that will be revealed soon enough! OK now I'm getting curious too. Does this have to do with those original MGs that Hats keeps drawing?
>>27163834>Of course, that doesn't really happen. Instead, you play along with the new cover she'd given you - that of being a Murder Mayumi cosplayer. You grumble something about how it simply comes as second nature to you. You thought they'd be satisfied with the answer and get you out of the camera's line of sight, but apparently you're still in the limelight. Ruri's smile turning into a grin.>"...And get that fucking camera out of my face before I shoot it," You find yourself growling, before you could stop yourself. Deepthroat visibly shakes at this, the camera rattling in her hands, and she probably would've fallen back had it not been for Ruri steadying her with a hand.This heavily implies that it DID happen, and if it didn't then it would be solely Deculture's fault, not the players.
>>27163876>Hat will make appearance as a PIMP of a new Officio
>>27163886Nicehatcubator? ...I could get behind that.
>>27163826If she wanted a robot, she should've gotten a robot.
>>27163877...So basically people have been running off the assumption that we did, in fact, shoot her down hard then and there when in fact we didn't because the reply that won wasn't actually used even though the last sentence of it was?God damnit.
>>27163901Nobody has ever seen him. When there's a meeting in his officio, it's just a new hat on the table every time. Speaking. Directing. Ruling.
>>27163901I don't like this D:
>>27163877>You grumble something about how it simply comes as second nature to youNo mention of us only being her bodyguard, or that we aren't going up on stage.Only the last line is used; that's it.So no, it wasn't used, and people were running off of faulty assumptions.
>>27163925How unprofessional of you. What would your incubator brothers think?
>>27163908She did kinda react as if we shot her down hard, and it's hard to tell if she really gets upset when we do or if she's just teasing.Fuckin' Idols, man. The sooner we get done with them, the better.
So I admit, I'm confused. Why does it matter whether we've firmly refused before? I don't think it would stop Ruri from asking and it certainly doesn't stop us from continuing to refuse.
>>27163925NECO said you have to work harder or you'll never get rid of that new nickname.
>>27163937So long as Decubator approves of me, I can withstand any scorn!
>>27163933>>27163939So basically this is all Deculture's fault for either not making things clear enough or flat out not doing what people wanted to actually do.Godfuckingdamnit.
>>27163948>you fags will argue about anything.jpgThread over, people want to let loose on one another.
>>27163954I don't think a -That-Guy incubator or his officio would last that long.
>>27163954Here's your regulation incubator transportation device. Never leave the office without one!
>>27163939>She did kinda react as if we shot her down hardReally? She didn't react as if we had, and continued to speak into the webcast that we would be seen at the concert.>>27163948>and it certainly doesn't stop us from continuing to refuse.Except that we did not continue to refuse. We continued to say that we would go up on stage, as we needed to keep Ruri safe.The problem isn't whether we go up on stage or not, but that players are misremembering stated facts and details.
>implying Ruri is not a bot
>>27163989>Except that we did not continue to refuse. ...You know, in light of Decu glossing over what we wanted to actually say in favor of a weak reply about cosplay, did the winning votes continue to refuse?
>>27163988This made my day.
>>27163960I thought it was clear enough.>Instead, you play along with the new cover she'd given you - that of being a Murder Mayumi cosplayer. We stuck with the cover. We acted as a cosplayer. We didn't say we were bodyguard.>You grumble something about how it simply comes as second nature to you. You thought they'd be satisfied with the answer and get you out of the camera's line of sight, but apparently you're still in the limelight. We said that acting as Murder Mayumi just comes as second nature. That's all we said.>Ruri's smile turning into a grin.So she continued to grin at us. Not much of a change, and not as if we shot her down.>"...And get that fucking camera out of my face before I shoot it," You find yourself growling, before you could stop yourself. Deepthroat visibly shakes at this, the camera rattling in her hands, and she probably would've fallen back had it not been for Ruri steadying her with a hand.And that's the only line from >>27163734So that's it.No shooting her down, no saying that we're only a bodyguard.Just that we're a very good cosplayer, and telling Noriko to get the camera out of our face.
>>27164058So basically Deculture's flat-out ignoring what the players want to do? Which was shoot her down right then and there as hard as possible, with no room for doubt?And I'm reasonably sure thats what people actually thought happened judging from >>27163939.
>thread ends>you're stupid>no you're stupid>bicker bicker15 minutes later>Decu is to blameDohohoho.
>>27164093It's kind of sad isn't it? Luckily we know what the solution is
>>27164108Offering our souls to the Blessed Lady?
>>27164093>Thread ends>[Event] didn't actually occur>What? Yes it did, see, here's the winning vote that clearly states that we do [Event]>Except as you can see here it didn't happen, because we said something about cosplay instead15 minutes later>Decu hasn't been doing what we vote for
>>27164108I'm okay with this. We need more action and best girl, with that we won't even remember what we bickered about last thread.
>>27164075You guys seem to just be looking at the replies to the one post? 'It's natural' 'It's what I do' and variants won that pretty firmly. Keep in mind there's actually a twenty-minute voting time limit even with Chikuwa.
>>27164075>So basically Deculture's flat-out ignoring what the players want to do?That option only had 6 votes.Playing along that we're a cosplayer in some fashion, 9 votes."Get the camera away" actually only had 1 vote.I'll do another post with the vote-post# breakdown.If you don't believe me, you can check yourself.
>>27164138Best Girl fixes everything. Let's discuss Best Girl.How much do you love Best Girl?
>>27164146By my count there were about 6 votes for that? While the other one had at least 10.
>>27164179Best Girl is best girl without green hair.
>>27164179Would give her the soul of another, no questions asked
>>27164208Best Girl is best girl without green hair or a knife fetish.
>>27164179Best Girl gonna Best.I am glad that we are all in agreement!
>>27164182>Nine replies supporting it>One not supporting it>Eight replies plus the initial post = 9>That nine plus >>27163734's post = 10
>>27164234The Blessed Lady protects.
Would you salute this, /tg/?
>>27164234I remember I had a lot of fun drawing this one! Isn't she just adorable with her mask? Best girl truly is Best.
>>27164271Exquisite. Love the mask.
Still love the coloring job on this.
>>27164284Indeed, indeed! I've been meaning to draw another prominently featuring the mask but haven't had the time for it yet! Even when she's being insane, Best Girl is Best.
>>27164300I would say 'especially when she's being insane', really.
>>27164300You totally should m8. We all need a sun to bask in and no one else can deliver.
>>27164300If she is best girl why are you all so afraid of using timestop
This was the weirdest draw request of best girl. CAN ANYONE GUESS WHAT IT WAS.
>>27164323It's not productive to stop everything else constantly for steamy blood makeouts, mostly.
>>27164323I-it's not like we're tsundere or anything.
>>27164323Because even is she is Best Girl, I also like Chiaki when she's breathing and when her heart is inside of her. Still, she is Best Girl.
>>27164170>>27164235Vote "It's natural/play along with our cover":2562074225620752256207602562076925620779256207852562079125620793 25620804256208202562082725620909 - ignored voting rules25620925 - ignored voting rulesVote "Growl/silence":25620743 2562075525620762Vote "Classified Information":25620772Vote "Get that camera away from me":256207812562081925620894 - ignored voting rulesVote "Shoot the chair leg":25620794 Vote "You hired me for bodyguard services"-shoot her down:2562083925620854 - ignored voting rules25620869 - ignored voting rules25620878 - ignored voting rules2562089425620903 - ignored voting rules25620911ignored voting rules = did not link back to Decu's post
>>27164344but, hey, it feels kind of self centered if I only post my Best Girl art, huh? Let's diversify
>>27164008Why is there bird poop on her abdomen?
>>27164399It's just axle grease
>>27164362And if we factor in 'second' posts?
>>27164398Please more Best Girl cosplay
>>27164416>That file name
>>27164419I want to see Best Maid.
>>27164436I'm being 100% serious, I assure you.We need to throw Ruri through an Xray machine and see what comes aboot. I smell machine.
>>27164443I'll put it on the list!
>>27164460I really liked this one. Made me honestly laugh
>>27164484...That face...= 3 = It's so familiar nya.
>>27164484And one last one for the road
>>27163744I'm pretty sure she can tell that Iori isn't us just by her lack of a magical signature.
>>27164418That's WITH second posts.Note the "ignored voting rules".But if we loosen the standards more:Vote "You hired me for bodyguard services"-shoot her down:25620839 - original25620854 - second25620869 - second25620878 - second25620891 - second, but goes on to say to play along for the sake of the web audience25620894 - second25620903 - second2562091125620881 - vote againstAnd that's it.8 votes total, even including the ones that didn't link back to Decu's post, even after we put together the voting rules to prevent just this sort of confusion from happening.
>>27164646There were 2 more for it, but they were after the 20 min time limit AND Chikuwa, had both expired.
>>27164362Several of these votes are just for glaring at the camera, not for saying its natural.
>>27164557>>27163744I think she could tell Iori isn't us just by the way she is singing and dancingShe knew us when we were proper Murderface, there is no way in hell she thinks that is us up there unless Wendy has been drinking the Kool aid
>>2716473125620742 - [x]It's natural25620752 - [x] "I had a good teacher."25620760 - [x] "I get into the mind of character that Green-Green created. It's not always easy, because sometimes it feels like there's four of us, but at least three can agree on the pancakes. The voice required a lot of practice." 25620769 - [x] Give Ruri, then the camera, a look that says you're trying to hate them to death. You know. Play along.25620779 - [x] "I get into the mind of character that Green-Green created. It's not always easy, because sometimes it feels like there's four of us, but at least three can agree on the pancakes. The voice required a lot of practice."25620785 - [x]Don't even dignify the camera by looking at it. "I was born with it." 25620791 - [x]"It was a struggle at first, but soon everything just feel into place. It feels like Murder Mayumi was made for me"25620793 - "It just comes naturally, I suppose." 25620804 - [x] "It's what I do."25620820 - [x] Give Ruri, then the camera, a look that says you're trying to hate them to death. You know. Play along.25620827 - Well it took a lot of work, I even was lucky enough to get into contact with the author once or twice to really nail down how I should carry myself and speak.25620909 - [x] "I get into the mind of character that Green-Green created. It's not always easy, because sometimes it feels like there's four of us, but at least three can agree on the pancakes. The voice required a lot of practice."25620925 - Seconding [x] "I get into the mind of character that Green-Green created. It's not always easy, because sometimes it feels like there's four of us, but at least three can agree on the pancakes. The voice required a lot of practice."The ones that were for glaring at the camera all said to play along with the cover story.All of the posts were for playing along with the cosplayer cover.
>>27164731Those ones only make up 2 out of 13.Shooting Ruri down still loses the vote.
>>27164125>>27164093>>27164075As can be seen by the votes, no, Decu went with the most voted option of going with the cosplay cover.Deculture did not "flat-out ignore" what the players want, because the majority of the players got what they asked for, which was to play along and not try to shoot Ruri down in front of a world-wide Internet audience.Just because you think it happened, doesn't mean it happened, and we can prove it because it's all archived.And actually check your facts, otherwise you end up like this anon, >>27163734who made a fool of himself even as he insulted others.
I don't see why it matters. Who cares what Ruri thinks of Chiaki (she certainly didn't react like we'd promised her shit...), any performance would be contingent on not having more important stuff to do, which is the case, not performing is far more IC for even reformed Chiaki, and it won this vote handily.
>>27165378What matters is people incorrectly remembering things and making decisions based on those incorrectly remembered details, and then shouting down anyone that tries to correct them about it.Yes, Chiaki performing on stage would be contingent on not having something more important, and deciding that finding out what the Yakuza were running from is a valid reason to reconsider going on stage.But people were acting as if we'd never agreed to it, declaring that we had shot down any intention of getting up on stage, when we had done no such thing. This brings into question what other details or promises we might have forgotten about or could be misremembering.Anons like this >>27163734 are part of the problem.
>>27165485I don't think it's a problem, the reason so many thought that she'd been shut down is that actually performing is both massively OOC, and massively favored (as shown by this vote), and it's been suggested and backed up in votes several times, people just didn't notice it never ended up actually winning one of these votes. I can't think of anything else which would be in a similar situation.
>>27165575refusing to perform is massively favored, sorry.
>>27165378>Who cares what Ruri thinks of ChiakiDecu said certain characters are keeping track of all the times we break our promises and going back on agreements and agreed upon courses of action. I'm worried about them.As said here:>>27163409>Well, certain characters are indeed taking stock of everything Chiaki doesAlso, of how our actions are perceived by Chiaki's subordinates; as this anon said >>27163557>>27165575Actually performing isn't massively out of character, as you put it, because it's part of our job.Refusing to go out to perform this round wasn't because Chiaki didn't want to, but because we need the information from Mine of the Tojo Group about what he has planned. >and it's been suggested and backed up in votes several timesSee, this never happened. Each time that Ruri said that we were going to go up on stage, we said that we'd do it if we have to. We never actually said no.
>>27165575...thinking aboit it, this has to be one of the most bizarre situations possible for a Quest.
>>27165688Performing was never part of our job, and it was certainly never perceived as part of it by anons at any point. I 100% believe that people would have voted against performing even if nothing had come up, maaaaaybe changed their minds due to worry for Iori getting targetted out there but not before. The atmosphere in the threads for this storyline has generally been anti-Ruri, pro-doing-our-job-and-no-more after all. Do you have anything to back up your belief that a majority would otherwise be pro-performing?>See, this never happened. Of course it has, as the recent argument has shown it was both suggested and backed up by plenty of people back when it first came up, and I personally customed shutting it down in another vote later on. None of them won, no, but plenty of support for it. And either way, complications did indeed show up, and people did indeed massively vote against it, and Ruri's reaction was more that of someone who was hoping to coerce Chiaki into going on stage, rather than a broken promise (with her theatrics surely she would have thrown in a 'you promised!' with her begging, if she actually thought Chiaki had done so).
>>27165792>Do you have anything to back up your belief that a majority would otherwise be pro-performing?Every time that Ruri said that we were performing, we went along with it, and it was included in what Chiaki said she would do without massive outcry at either point. There may have been support for what you voted for, but the fact that you never won means that there was voting for the other side.