>Stick to Training>Be civil with Bryan.With some steady breathes, and a little support from Marine, you work out most of your anger and let yourself back into the water. Diving underneath, you swim over to the gym's pier to find Bryan has taken a seat at, letting his tail dangle into the water.Leaping from the water, you clamber onto the edge of the pier and pull yourself up, albeit a bit clumsily, and sit beside the pinkish boy."Hey, umm.. I'm sorry if I seemed a bit bothered by you beating me. It's just been kind of hard lately. I thought I'd be better than I am, and I'm not. I guess I'm just not as great as some people think I am, or I'm really just some kind of loser. I don't know. But, uhhh... What about you? You're really strong, how'd you even do something like that?" You pause, expecting a response.After a moment, you begin to feel like he's ignoring you, and then he seems to start nodding. Though, with a look into his eye, you see that he's fallen asleep.Instead of feeling embittered though, you try to follow your mom's words. Reply violence with kindness. He's not being malicious anyway, right?Seeing how relaxed he is, you kind of get a relaxed feeling too.Before you know it, you fall asleep upon his shoulder, while the others train, even drooling a little bit.______________________________________________>(Acquired) Rest(Rank 1): Sometimes the best thing to do when feeling a bit sick or tired is to rest. This does just that.(Requires out of combat.)After that day, whether he listened or not, Bryan seemed to give you tips here and there for your training, he'd even speak to you about what training with the Saffron Espers is like, yet most of his accounts are about how much they love to laugh.He still seems like a pretty nice guy, and he seems to be earnest more than anything else despite being slow.
>>27856903>how much they love to laugh....That makes me sad.Didn't think grafts had such a profound effect on brain chemistry.
Focusing on training, you begin to do better, starting to show some mastery over cold, much to Misty's surprise, and even increasing the force of your watergun to match Marine's.Everything is definitely starting to look up.You met another boy by the name of Oliver. Strange one actually. His skin is nearly transparent, showing his veins and muscle-work, and he bears a tail cascading from his rear to act as a fin of some sort. A gloomy mood follows him everywhere, and he seems to hate touching anything directly, retracting his hands at even the offer of a handshake. "Ah, sorry. Sorry, but my skin is so thin. So thin. I don't think it'd be, um. Uh, smart. Yes, smart to do so. It could tear at any moment after all.... You, you're the one that can use ice around here, yes?"Surprised by his strange speech patterns, you're a touch taken aback...> "Why are you so weird?"> "And you, what do you do?"> "I'll just be getting back to the water..."> "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"(Battle Mode)> (Other)
>>27856932They do when they involve brain chemistry. Slowpoke has Esper qualities, those are highly valued.
>>27856934> "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"(Battle Mode)
>>27856934"Yes, but why do you ask? Also, what do you have going on? I gotta imagine it must be pretty good for having to put up with that skin."
>>27856934>"And you, what do you do?"
>>27856934> "And you, what do you do?"
>>27856934>And you, what do you do?"Vaporeon?
>>27856934>> "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"A little friendly duel
>>27856934Nod yes> "And you, what do you do?"Mason, you're awesome. You like pale girls and you pick good names. Even if this is horrific franken-quest instead of Gargoyle Reboot, I'm happy.
>>27857007whoops, wrong name
>>27856934> "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"
>>27857021I'm thinking tentacool.
>>27857021I'm thinking Polywag.
>>27856934Huh, I have no idea what this guy's combination is. Maybe something went wrong?
>>27856934> > "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"A little bit of showing off
>>27856903>>(Acquired) Rest(Rank 1): Sometimes the best thing to do when feeling a bit sick or tired is to rest. This does just that.(Requires out of combat.)Adding to pastebin when?Sorry. I tend to sperg about pastebins and skillsheets a lot. Probably will do every thread.
>>27856934> "And you, what do you do?"Polywag!
>>27856934> "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"FIGHT
>Is nervous about even touching anything>Ask for sparCome on, guys.
>>27856934Maybe an out of region pokemon? > "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"
>>27856987>>27857028>>27857041>>27857055>>27857076Never be the first to fight someone you know nothing about.Basic stuff.
>>27857086What do you expect?Basic reading skills?No time for that, apparently.
>>27856934>> "And you, what do you do?">>27857088Poliwag. Go read its pokedex entries.
>>27857086He is probably a special pokemon which means special powers. Also he might have ice type we can use on each other. It's not like we're melee based. And he can refuse
>>27857090Sparring and fighting are 2different things
>Poliwag has a very thin skin. It is possible to see the Pokémon's spiral innards right through the skin. Despite its thinness, however, the skin is also very flexible. Even sharp fangs bounce right off it.
>>27857086He is gonna have to be able to fight
You said we have an upgrade point from last thread?Can we put that into Icy Wind?Or was it spent for Rest?
>>27857137Which doesn't explainw hy he is so cautious about it
>>27857112Huh, I did not know that.
>>27857159I'm guessing that he's just nervous about it.Fuck, I wouldn't want to touch /anything/ if my skin was recently become transparent.
>>27856934Could not find this thread for my life, passed it like 6 times Gonna have to go with spar, just to find out > "Care for a spar, mister squishy?"
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27848941/Here's a link to part 1, for anyone going through the archive. This way, even if it doesn't end up getting retagged, people can still find it.Also, I find it amusing how both this quest and Akuma Quest both had their second threads divided into two parts. It's so very serendipitous.
>>27857159Could just be a phobia.
>>27857187>>27856932OP should get like 1or2 pics that he uses every time to avoid confusion
>>27857199>>27856934Also, voting for:>"And you, what do you do?"The guy seems nervous about touching, so I think it's best to ease him into the idea of physical contact before we get, you know, physical.It's only natural.
>>27857187Y'know, the catalog has a search bar.
>>27857226or you, just push the "s" key in the catalog. That's fine too
>>27857218Pretty much.Also couldn't hurt to call him Oliver.
>>27857218We don't fight physical unless we have to. Right now atleast Why don't we combine the two options? Ask about him then to spar. It seems natural to be excited that we are finally catching up
>Battle mode:"So, Mr. Squishy. How about a spar? Or are you not the fighting type?" You tease the strange boy some, his eyes glance away from you as he considers this for a moment."I am not direct, and neither are you. We both used ranged attacks. I've seen it. I would like to see how this unfolds."The boy nods his heads and he looks over at the gym's partitioned part of the lake," Will we start on land, or in the water? You seem... More comfortable in the water, yes?" His eyes scan over you, starting from your feet, and ending at your horn.You stretch about in your gym-issued swimsuit, a more tasteful adaptation of Misty's own halter-cut. Your pristine white flesh catching some of the mid-noon light.It's your call. You may hold some advantage over him depending on where you start. This may be important for engagements in the field...>Land>Water>Select your opening attack- At range...> Water Gun(2)> Icy Wind(1)> Close in with tackle...> Horn Attack Rush> (Other)
>>27857254"We're both water types, so let's fight it out there.">Opening move: Icy Wind
>>27857254>[x]Water>[x] Water Gun(2)
>>27857254>Land>Horn attack>Laugh maniacally afterwardsIf we can get a reputation for killing people, we'll soon be the top of the gym.
>>27857254In the water, we basically have unlimited ammo for our Water Gun, right?>>27857290Icy Wind doesn't work on land. Only in water.
>>27857254Couldn't hurt to start off with in water and using icy wind, since he probably has a strategy against us, given he pointed out our ice abilities, and how we're good in the water, and now seems a good time to learn vulnerabilities.Better him than a wild pokemon.
>>27857303>Icy Wind doesn't work on land. Only in water.What...
>>27857254>Water> Icy Wind(1)if we are at range lets send a long range attack that'll do something against a water type
>>27857303Did not know that.
>>27857312Prof mentioned it last thread. At our level, we can only affect water for now.
>>27857254>>27857300Damn. I guess this.
>>27857303Who said that? It was only stated that icywind uses wwater, not that we require an outside source forit
>>27857312Yeah that seems a bit odd.You'd think the opposite would make more sense.
>>27857312We just use water from in us just like we would for the gun
>> Icy Wind(1): You have begun to tap into your power over the chill of ice, allowing you to conjure a chilling wind that may hamper or slow foes. I see nothing about a restriction to in water use.
>>27857312No, i meant that it could only create chilling water. It works better on land.>>27857303So long as you gulp down water between shots, yes. And you have a total of 5 shots at full bladder.
>>27857330>>27857254Prof, could you clarify for us?Also, I'm changing my vote from here>>27857273To land. After checking the wiki, Poliwag has a distinct disadvantage on Land.If we can use Icy Wind on Land as well, I say we do it that way. If we can't, I switch it to Water Gun.
>>27857359Well great. People opted for in water icy wind because they thought it only worked in water.Changing vote to water start water gun.
>>27857359That makes much more sense.Then Icy Wind on Land.
>>27857271Changing this to land
>>27857359Ah, thanks for the correction.Then yeah, here's my vote.>>27857363>Land>Icy WindThis way, we can wear him down before hitting him with our Water Gun and Horn attacks.
>>27857359changing to land then. Keep with the ice
>>27857254Land in light of new info And ice cause almost nothinghas rresistances to it
God that ice is gonna fuck his thin skin over so bad
Rolled 2 + 4You take position on the lakeshore, the sandy beach tickling your toes,"I'll begin here, upon land.Oliver glances over at the water, yet stands across from you, on the same ground," As your senior, I will begin on the same grounds. Leader, please sanction this match!""Alright, I'm watching, don't tear each other up too badly, alright?" Misty calls back, a whistle blown, and the two of you begin:Your move, Icy Wind.His move...Roll 1d20+2 add in modifier for counting.Vs my roll.
Rolled 18 + 2>>27857436Oh boy.
Rolled 10 + 2>>27857436Die bitch!
Rolled 7 + 2>>27857436oh, we are so going to win
>>27857436>>27857459So....We did pretty good.>>27857463You need to add a plus 2 to your roll.
Rolled 8>>27857436There is no extended critical rule in this thread right?
>>27857492Nope. 1's and 20's only.>>27857489Yep.I wonder how much of a bonus we'll get from this to our rolls.
Rolled 14>>27857486No, it is just as easy to add it outside. And I'mon my ph one so autocorrect fucks me enough
>>27857436Before everyone gets cocky, he's probably stronger than us, and it's only round 1.
Rolled 12>>27857506Some ops take 3rolls but crits within 5or10
>>27857520Those OPs are stupid.Even Cosgrove forsake that path.
>>27857510But he certainly won't enjoy it, just gives us the starting edge
>>27857509No, I understand your way of thinking since I thought the same too, but from Prof's last quest, he only counts a roll when it has the modifier added in already.>>27857436Also, considering the number of players currently participating, is it the first 5 rolls?>>27857510He IS our senior. But don't worry, I don't think anyone is getting cocky. At least, not publicly.>>27857510Check the pastebin for the rolling rules.
>>27857531Cosgrove still takes within 5, atleast for bleach quest
>>27857535That is a really stupid rule
>>27857563Now, now anon. Don't be rude.
Oliver seems to trip over his own two feet as he aims to leap back into the water, the sandy shore impeding what would have been a deft leap.Your tap into the power of your strange horn and summon forth an icy wind that tears past him, forming frost over the mucus membrane of his skin. You see him wince in pain from the buffeting wind, and for a moment, you believe initiative is yours- until he whips out a powerful Water Gun attack, at the sand before you, scattering it everywhere in a powerful display, sand getting into your eyes...(Accuracy reduced -2 to rolls this combat unless cleansed.)He escapes into the waves, likely seeking to dethaw himself. He used his environment to his advantage. You could've done that. You just didn't think of it.>Initiative is yours.> Dive in after him.> Stay your ground.> Run along the shore of the beach.>Tech> Water gun(2) Costs 1 water.> Icy Wind(1)> Diving Tackle> (Other)
>>27857576Water gun ourselves, try to get the sand out of our eyes. and stay our ground
>>27857576Run along the shoreUse more iceTry to clean our eyes
>>27857576> Dive in after him.It will also clear the sand.> Water gun(2) Costs 1 water.Does it work underwater at all?
if yall dont mind me asking, what pokemon are we? dewgong?
>>27857576Can we use Icy Wind to chill the water enough to make him not want to stay there?
Run along the beachside and fire our water gun.
>>27857605Seel Don't participate unless you. Have read the other threads
>>27857605Seel so far, can later become a Dewgong if people would let us evolve instead of trying to tack on a fire or electric type because gotta be one-man-team.
>>27857616Or just freeze it solid. But that is probably down the line a bit
>>27857616Chilling the entire lake, worth a shot, though a long one.>>27857605Seel http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1>>27857603It works underwater, its a high pressured water blast. Works better closer rather than further away.
>>27857576[x]Dive in after him.>[x] Diving TackleWe Navy Seel
Rolled 18 + 2>>27857576Dive in after himDiving tackle
>>27857599...How do you expect us to water gun ourselves?Pretty sure it comes out of our mouth.
>>27857576>> Dive in after him.>> Water gun(2) Costs 1 water.Close range.
>>27857576[X] Dive in after him.Damn, thought our eyelids might be good against sand.Dive into the water, it'll wash it off, and we can keep the pressure up on him. Tackle him and then watergun from as close as we can.
>>27857634It is about not limiting ourselves to the average single specialization. We can already use some ice, why not have water, ice, and fire or electrictty
>>27857576Dive and dive!
>>27857657Because crippling blizzards and learning secrets of powerful ice attacks from our mom, the best ice ranger around, is better than wimpy ice and some fire.
>>27857653Youkn ow we can just splash our eyes right? We have time while he. Thaws for a second
Rolled 8 + 8>>27857653The counter took you by surprise, otherwise they would have helped.>Diving>Your move: Tackle+Watergun>His move...1d20+2 (Sand will be washed next turn.
>>27857639Oh right, forgot we weren't in a swimming pool.Never mind.
>>27857673I'm pretty sure we can still learn ice beam, just not blizzard. And ice is weak to almost everything If we took ice then we would lose our fire resistance, making it so that we are consistent against nothing
Rolled 14 + 2>>27857698
>>27857698There were two votes for tackle, and im pretty sure it's a troll. Don't do that
Rolled 20 + 2>>27857698
>>27857706Seel's thick fat still cuts down on fire damage.Dugong bears a triple resist to Ice with that ability, taking 1/8th damage from ice. If we're going purely by game canon.
Rolled 9 + 2>>27857698Try this again
Rolled 16 + 2>>27857698
Rolled 5 + 2>>27857698
>>27857724I wanna kiss you on the lips, anon.
Rolled 13>>27857729So we never need to worry about ice attacks again? Nice
>>27857724Holy shit anon, calm the fuck down it's only sparring.
>>27857724Well would you look at that.
>>27857768We wouldn't be hurt as much.But we could still be frozen in place.
Rearing up, you charge blindly into the blue, charging at the new menace beneath the waves, kicking up sand behind your feet.You come crashing down into the waters, feeling the direct bump of your intended target.With a blink, the sand is washed from your eyes with the water, and you draw in a short burst to pummel your sparring partner with, seeing his body nailed by the pure force of your projectile before trying to swim away, retreating further into the lake. You register a splash for a moment, only to see that its Misty, changing perspectives.>His move... flight?> Pursue> Return to land.> Hold ground, and chill water.>Tech>Water gun.> Mariner tackle!> Icy Wind> Horn Attack!
>>27857830Horn attack seems a bit too much.Return to land, we still need to breathe, but I don't think he does.
>>27857830Hold our ground! Chill the water!
>>27857830>Hold ground, and chill water.Get the water cold up in this mother, that makes it more comfortable for us.
>>27857830>[x] Pursue>[x] Horn Attack!POKE HIS SHIT IN.We aren't going to kill him accidentally, right?
>>27857830[X] Hold ground, and chill water.Make this into our battlefield. We love the cold, Seels are more energetic when it's cold, he might not be able to handle it as cold as we like.
>>27857864>>27857869It's an entire lake.I don't think that's a feasible option?
Rolled 19>>27857830Hold ground chill waterUses both move and attack. Plus it'll surprise the hell outta misty and the kid
>>27857886I assumed he just meant chill the water as much as we can. I don't expect us to chill an entire lake
Rolled 11>>27857880Plz stop, it has been statement many times we are ranged based
Rolled 17 + 8>Your move, Hold ground and Chill water...>His move, strafing bubblebeam.
>>27857830He might be trying to make a whirlpool, guys.Chill water to prevent him from thawing, but retreat to land.
>>27857830Stand ground chill water. He'll regret going in the water
Rolled 13 + 2>>27857922Aww fuck
>>27857922Meant to ask for 1d20+2
Rolled 13 + 2>>27857922There even a point to rolling?
Rolled 1 + 2>>27857922
Rolled 18 + 2>>27857938Orge
Rolled 15 + 2>>27857830I hope your all happy
>>27857955Well fuck you.Fuck you hard.>>27857945This is why you don't fucking forget the modifier.
>>27857955I'm so sorry
Rolled 5 + 2>>2785797018 might be enough, if he doesn't default to crits
>>27857980If the guy fucking added the +2, it would have been enough.But he didn't.
>>27857955The dice giveth, the dice taketh away.
Rolled 10 + 2>>27857972I think it is out of 5 anyway. And does he default to crits?
>>27857997Honestly if he doesn't count that I'm going to be pissed, that Is literally thousands stupidest rule ever
>>27858002That's what is traditionally done.And you're right, it is best out of five for big audiences, which I suppose we have.
>>27858014Fucking auto correct
>>27858014Not really, it makes sure people are actually reading, and not jumping right to rolling.It's honestly not that difficult to do.
>>27858022We need clarification on that shit. Only like 10 people
>>27858014Doesn't matter since he defaults to crits.
Rolled 4 + 2>>27857922I'm late, but Im gonna roll anyway
>>27858044That seems pretty big for a quest at this hour.
>>27858046Defaults within how many? First 5? First 10? No limit?
>>27858053I wish to dick the poliwag
>>27858038The modifier is usually right with the dice. And so what if people skip it first? It's not like they aren't going toread it
>>27858063...I wish I hadn't read that.
>>27858056Since it seems like we've got a big group, first 5.
Holding your breath within the lake, you feel your nostrils plug themselves closed, though a little late, the taken on water chokes you a bit before you make your next move, disrupting your focus with your horn.From afar, as you begin choking a bit, you see a stream of bubble crowding your vision as they make impact upon you, snapping against your flesh with a series of painful pops. It almost feels like the flesh is being cleaved from your body despite your layer of blubber.The air escapes your mouth at the damage, and you feel the next breath you take fill you with noting but water, the choking feeling locks up within your lungs, and you begin thrashing, gasping for air as your vision begins to go black.You feel a set of hands grab you and pull you from the waters.A hard pound later, and a pair of lips upon your moth, delivering the sweet taste of oxygen back into your lungs, you awaken with a wet cough as Oliver brings himself off of you, wiping off his mouth."Learned CPR, Misty said I should do it. You feel weird..." He pauses for a moment, looking away and off somewhere else,"Glad you're okay though, you did a good job, hit me good for the first part. I got lucky that you choked. Seems you you'll be okay."He looks down to you, the eerie look of his veins breaching his skin is unnerving.>"Thank you..">"Get away from me.">"We're still sparring, right?">Say nothing, just close your eyes.>(Other)
>>27858072That Blastoise is asking for it.>Captcha: and healeltI'll give it some healing alright.
>"Thank you. And thanks for the match Squishy."
>>There's no need to be so agitated. If you don't want to add the modifier, don't roll. Let other people do it and just contribute by voting.like me.
>>27858082Thank him and ask how we can avoid making the same mistake in the future.
>>27858102By not rolling 1s,
>>27858082>"Thank you... B-but that was my first kiss!"Doushio~ wait aren't we 10, do 10 year olds think of that?
>>27858082Thank the guy. Ask if he wouldn't mind sparring again with us.Make contacts!
>>27858082>"Thank you.."Proceed to lie there, depressed.
>>27858111...Yeah pretty much.We should ask Misty to teach us CPR as well.
>>27858082>>"Thank you. And thanks for the match Squishy."
>>27858101>>27858069Forgot to link it. I was typing on my phone.It's getting late, so I thought I'd archive the thread now.suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27856903
>>27858082>"Thank you.."We're never going to win. Gonna die young on our first mission at this rate.
>>27858159Nonsense.We're learning how to deal with failure, and are getting reminded of our vulnerability early on.Will keep us from getting overconfident in the field.
>>27858159Nigger did you see how much better than us he was, +8 compared to our bonuses is pretty significant, anything he did in water with a roll >=12 would beat us. We just need to quite literally get on his level.
>>27858174Stil , a little depression is understandable. A little
>>27858082>>"Thank you.."Pretend to be fine but continue developing the chilling inferiority complexes, aggression, and hatred underneath.
>>27858159We're learning a lot and it keeps us from getting cocky.You know how people die in this sort of thing, they get overconfident, they underestimate their opponents, and then they get killed. Know they weaknesses.
>>27858159You're being depressed.Remember, he was a senior cadet. We rolled a 20 against him but we didn't instantly defeat him probably because he's got better physical abilities (hence his large modifier).He rolled a 20 against us and we rolled a 1, so he instantly got us to choke.That said, it would be nice if the Prof posted what the opponent's actions would be when he rolls for them. I'd feel less cheated at having things like this>>27857576happen.
>>27858082Thank him. Ask to spar with him again some other time.>>27858211We're not going to feel depressed.We just did that with Bryan.And Byran thought us.With his wisdom.That we shouldn't worry about being inferior.
>>27858219> we critted in him and did almost no damage FIFY
>>27858211Hatred and aggression seem out of place.Pretty sure despair and self-loathing are more our speed.
>>27858219There'll be a skill for that.>Reading/Insight.Can also be supplemented via Esper support as well.
>>27858243I'm sure we did a lot of damage to him in that exchange.He critted us and we fail critted. That's why we lost. Bad luck.>>27858254That doesn't make sense, though, unless it allows us to change our actions once you call for the roll.
>>27858242Inferiority in this situation is normal, we were doing shitty, and just when we think we were doing good this guy crushes is taking almost no damage
>>27858254>>27858269And if changing actions would help us at all (perhaps by letting us shift to an action/tactic that would give us a better modifier; I don't know, just spitting out an idea here).
>>27858243He's Poliwag, he's really good in the water and really good at resisting water attacks, Poliwags have the ability Water Absorb. We don't really have any Ice attacks yet so we aren't going to do much.
>>27858269For that post, he was also concealed beneath the water. That would've required some prediction, or a telepath support to divine.
>>27858275Yeah, but we JUST learned not to care about being inferior or a failure. Right there in the first post of this thread.We put up a good fight. We acknowledge our weakness, but we also congratulate ourselves on our success.
>>27858269He did not critical on us. A critical is a roll of 20,not counting modifiers at all
>>27858297Plus I'm pretty sure he can breathe water?While we clearly can't.
>>27858300We aren't that mature, ten year olds think in black and white
>>27858299I'm not sure what you're referring to. I was talking about was when we were on land and when he kicked dust in our eyes.Really, all I'm asking for is that when you roll for an enemy's move, you announce their action as well. It helps to engender trust with the audience, especially since we can't change our actions anyway at that point.>>27858304Oops, my memory mixed up our two crits (since they were so close).
>>27858297Which is why we should have stayed on shore, think people
>>27858299He is talking about telling US not the character. And you only tell us after we decide on what to do. In game predictions are entirely separate
>>27858326The second part of my post was meant to be OOC. The first part still applies; we just learned to be cheerful despite any setbacks. It would be a weird jump in character to immediately revert back to angsting.
>>27858366Roger. So, replicate this? >>27857922
>>27858299I would say consensus is thanking him but being depressed on the inside. Maybe have misty cheer us up saying we did good
>>27858382>>27858380Only 3 guys are saying we be depressed about it.6 guys are saying we be cheerful about it, or that we ask him for tips on how to do better.
"Thank you.." You mumble beneath your breath, some residual water dribbling out of your mouth, that you wipe with your arm in embarrassment."Spar again?"Oliver wipes some blood pooling by his lip, shifting his jaws some before offering you a shaky hand, an obviously difficult thing for him."Ah, yes. Yes. We can go again another time. You'll only learn by practice.""He's right, and its better that you learn from mistakes such as these under supervision rather than on the field. No need to worry Cerulean. Just rest up now, it's nothing to worry about." Misty puts one of her hands upon your head, ruffling up your air some.You breath out a gentle sigh and take your leader's words to heart. Or at least, you try, as you give them a hesitant smile and take Oliver's hand, feeling him pull you up despite his slight muscles. He pulls away right after and seems to nurse his flesh for a moment, seeming almost as though he's been stung. "Oh, and what could I do better?" You ask, yet he seems all too distracted as he recedes."Sorry, I'm sorry. Please don't mind me. I , ah, must be going. Need to patch up. Thin skin, very thin, you know." He's away in an instant, and you're only left with lingering feelings of doubting your own self worth.Your mother's girl, how are you supposed to measure up to her legend? With what people expect from you?You feel small, oh so terribly small..It dawns on you, there are people that you haven't seen in a while. Bruise, and the Celadon girl, you never even got her name... Perhaps you could stand to visit them?Or perhaps you just need to keep training?> Train harder, you need to prove yourself.> Visit Bruise in Pewter.> Visit the rejected girl in Celadon.> (Other)
>>27858443I'm notg onna go. Back and check but call a vote then. It is really ooc to be happy
>>27858382Depressed is a strong word.Maybe just a bit disappointed in ourselves.
>>27858461>Visit Bruise in PewterLet's go see how he's doing.
>>27858470That's better, I say we speak with marine and aqua as we train more
>>27858461[X] Visit the rejected girl in Celadon.
>>27858461>Train harderGotta stop being a failure, no matter the cost.
>>27858461> Visit the rejected girl in Celadon.
>>27858461Possible others-> Seek Bryan's wisdom again.> Speak with Marine and Aqua,> Mingle with Risa and Misa...
>>27858494Though on second thought, >>27858489sounds good.At the very least, I'd like to know her name.
>>27858499Speaking to marine and aqua while we do a bit of sparring should be possible right?
>>27858478>>27858499Change my mind. Let's go see Marine and Aqua.Or, if you're fine with it, maybe we can ask them to come with us to visit Bruise. After making up with them.
>>27858499>Speak with Marine and Aqua
>>27858499>>27858461Let's see Marine and Aqua
>>27858499I would say friendly sparring session while we fix our social problems with our friends
>>27858499Do we have enough self-esteem to speak with Marine and Aqua?I mean if our character is still under the assumption that they distanced themselves from us due to our being a loser.
>>27858528Like sure we heard from the QM that it's because we haven't been interacting with them, but we don't really have much reason to think that that's the case in-character.
>>27858528We won't straight up shut ourselves off thinking they are to good for us. But maybe asking for close combat tips since that is what we are lacking?
>>27858528The question, isn't it?Chance Roll 1d100.Best of 7 Will you continue this mediocrity?I'm also surprised that there are those invested enough to ask,"Is this in character?" That's an interesting question.
Rolled 97>>27858555Rolling for friendship.
Rolled 90>>27858555Please not shit
Rolled 11>>27858555Now I'm sorry I asked.
Rolled 42>>27858560>>27858564>>27858563>>27858555The dice approve of friendship training That is what we're rolling for right?
>>27858555Looking at the pastebin right now; so instead of best of 5, it will be best of 7 now? Do crits apply for chance rolls, or is it only for combat?
>>27858560>>27858563>>27858564>>27858573These bipolar fuckin' dice...
Rolled 99>>27858572you low rolling sunnuva bitch
>>27858560>>27858563>>27858564As long as no one rolls a 1, we should be good.
Rolled 59>>278585817 is for chance
Rolled 41>>27858591Training montage, with FRIENDSHIP
>>27858528In character, we have to think about why we were acting coldly against them.At first, it was not because we felt inferior. So why? Was it ambition? Seems likely. Right now we're feeling quite low, so reasons for why we would talk to them again would be.....perhaps because we felt lonely? Pursuing our ambition doesn't seem to have born any fruit, so maybe we regret ignoring them? That's just one reason, though. Many more can be made up.>>27858583You were too late. That Horsea took you away from us.Is the Horsea the symbol of bad luck for us? Did it hurt us so badly that it causes misfortune whenever it's mentioned?>>27858591I know. But I'm looking at the pastebin right now and here is what it says:>1d100 is for matters of chance. This can cause unexpectedly good things to happen, or horridly bad events to occur. Though in either case, they may turn out for the better or worse. Best of 5 will be taken.
>>27858626I think it was just we were caught in the moment at first?Like we started out being beaten badly, and that wore on us.
>>27858626We're feeling low now cause we're feeling inferior, but before it was us being caught up in things and a touch of our mom
>>27858653Yeah we didn't want to talk about how our mother was one of the Elite 4, and we especially don't want to talk about it now, since I'd wager we consider ourselves a disappointment to her.
>>27858647But we didn't start neglecting them at that point. It was from earlier on, when we just started training. We snubbed them (and I don't know why we chose to do that instead of changing the subject) on the topic of our mom and we didn't engage in having some fun (at Aqua's expense).
>>27858676I'd argue that was unintentional on our part, to the point where we don't even understand that we snubbed them first.
>>27858714No, no, I'm not saying we can't rationalize it in character. I'm just wondering, OOC, why we chose that instead.Also, I'm liking these photos you've been posting. And that I never knew Squirtle's tail was actually furry until it was mentioned in this quest.
So it was mainly being caught up in the situation
>>27858723I think the second time was because we wanted to mess around with the pokedex.So pretty much because shiny.
>>27858730Pretty much yeah.
>>27858750Which we play off as "being overwhelmed by it all"
Done. It's 4am. I can just read the archives.
>>27858770In retrospect, I should have gone to sleep a while ago as well.Is this normal hours for this QM?
>>27858770I know the feeling, I have to be up in 2 hours and have a paper due in 6
>>27858792...I don't want to criticize, but you should probably recheck your priorities.
>>27858792Were you at least working on it while you read through this thread?
>>27858804I can write like a motherfucker. Gonna pull an all nighter. Got that shit outlined to. Been doing this since highschool. Thanks for the concern though
With a bit of your own gloom, you sit at the edge of the water, watching the goldeen sisters thrash about in the water, even leaping out with a most beautiful display as the light cast off from their bodies sparkles in the cascade.Taking mental notes, you begin to see how exactly they fight with their horns and own versions of such "play."The sister with the horn upon her crown tends to charge in after unleashing a short stream of bubbles to irritate the vision of the other before driving in home for what would be a puncturing attack. Her sister slides a hand across her face to divert the one's charge, yet the tackle carries through.You feel like you've learned something about this simple move...>Horn attack> Horn Tackle(2): Even if the horn is parried, you throw your whole weight to drive the blow, causing damage even without clear success.You smile at that, feeling your mood lighten a bit.You feel a shadow over you, and then a familiar presence plop herself right beside you.Marine has changed quite a bit... He shell armor has hardened into a fierce external armor, breaking only at the joints. Her hair has begun to lose its old red, color, being replaced by her coming in roots that bear a deep sea-blue color. Her shell and tail though remain red."It's been a bit Cerulean. How are you?" Her voice is giddy as ever, despite your vain focus upon training,
"Leave me alone, I know you don't like me. You don't have to make yourself sit with a loser... It's alright." You whisper out with a sad smile, feeling sorry for yourself. Sorry that you're such a horrible cadet, and sorry that- you feel a hard pinch upon your cheek,You feel your head get pulled to turn and your eyes meet the glare of Marine, whom is quite displeased with you."You think, I think, that you're a loser? Where'd you get that from, Ceru?"You begin to pull away and back to your making until her other hand reaches across and snatches that cheek as well, pulling them apart, leaving your moth a wide gap."Ah hahh , ro, irea, err.." You gurgle out before she lets go."Same here, so lets just be friends like before. I'm sure Aqua would agree. We miss Cerulean. She's good for more than just looking alone a lot of the time after all."You blush at that, feeling your lip quiver, as you begin to nod,"I'm sorry..."Marine slips an arm over your shoulder, her hard shell none to soft against your flesh,"Don't be sorry, come here."The two of you share a warm hug. It's good to have friends.>Closing for the night.>I don't often stay up this late, though I'm off tomorrow, and I will write so long as I see enou
>>27858836>>27858813Short stories are easy to, specialty when sleep deprived
>>27858848>>I don't often stay up this late, though I'm off tomorrow, and I will write so long as I see enough activity.*> Next Thread Friday 20:00 server time
>>27858848>>I don't often stay up this late, though I'm off tomorrow, and I will write so long as I see enouOh god, he fell asleep while typing.
>>27858836>>27858856>to>specialtyBe sure to proofread.
>>27858848Thanks for the game, man. G'night.
Quick question, does anyone mind these images I've been posting?I've been doing my best to make it not just an image dump, but just adding it onto posts I've already made, but I'm not sure if I'm distracting people or not.
>>27858872Yes, 4chan doesn't have spellcheck too. And proofreading is best done with a clear mind. It is kinda the logic in the creative. Well I'm off cya tomorrow
>>27858895Do images make a thread reach autosage faster? If not, it's not that bad.
>>27858838So has she become part Wartortle now, or is it just that her body has fully integrated the graft?
>>27858911No, but there is a limit to how many images per thread
>>27858895The realistic/dark pokemon pics add to the mood, I think. Though I'm just the QM.Oh.>Save Game We're doing that now.Hardcore mode, death deletes saves.>>27858918Fully integrated. She's still a ways off. The shell had to grow from her body. I'll mention a fluffy red tail should she evolve.
>>27858861Thanks for running!>>27858895Nah keep it up its nice to see something every time I refresh
>>27858918Fully integrated, we need to get a squirtle to, dat Armour bonus
>>27858933There's an auto update button at the bottom. It auto refreshes just the board.
>>27858940 Arceus Mode: Deletes the hard-drive
>>27858941Quick question, is Bruise Lee part Machop, and Grumpy part Abra?I've been trying to limit it to pokemon we've encountered in graft form and their evolutionary line (as well as Paras, since we looked up that entry specifically)
>>27858981Welp, looks like I prematurely posted those Drowzee and Hypno pictures.Ah well, can't be helped.What's with them both being yellow and brown, anyway?
>>27859024Abra is yellow, I thought Machop was blueish but whatever.
>>27859052He was talking about drowzie and hypno
>>27859052I meant Abra and Drowzee.
>>27859024Maybe it has to do with the areas they're found in?
>>27859158Or the designers have no imagination