"...We got back to Mitakihara a few weeks after that. Kharn, well...we tried our best to get her back, to undo what Strauss did to her. We did what we could, but it wasn't enough. I had to make do with what was left of her psyche, too...and what I had to work with, well, that's what you know and love as Kharn today. Rather proud of it myself, even though I created a blonde-destroying monster." A laugh, one that sounds forced more than anything else. Forced and tired and...defeated."Look. I...I know it seems like you're going around in circles, searching for every single nugget of information that I managed to hide before...well, you know." A rustle of leather, most probably from her shrugging. "But just keep at it. I've tried to plan for everything you may come across, every eventuality that I can think of. I've tried to make sure that you'll have the same resources I had when the shit hits the fan. You're free to ignore what I came up with, of course - what the fuck do I know, right? - but it's there if you need it. Because if there's anything I kept dreaming about, it's that what we're playing against are sneaky cheating bastards, and we need to play as dirty as them."
>>28576486A cough, sticky and wet. "...Anyway, I don't have much longer. I think I shouldn't need to say it, but in case I do, let's keep everything we talked about earlier between just the two of us. Don't let anyone know, not Kyuubey, not Mami, certainly not Kharn. Don't worry about Omegon, I've left her specific instructions not to access anything I've recorded on Remov as she's repairing it."More coughing. "Khh. 'Scuse me. Ngh...anyway. Just like your Diary App, I've set Remov to have time-release locks on everything, just in case the person listening to this isn't the one it's meant for. Just let him fly around in your office in Passive Mode, he'll alert you when one's ready for playing."A few clicking sounds, metal in nature, followed by the hiss of something pressurizing. "Right. Got to run. No rest for the wicked, things like that. Good luck, Murderface, and..." A slight pause. "...whatever happens, don't be too hard on yourself. Even if everything goes to shit...well, we can at least say we tried, right?"A crackle of static, and another click.[RECORDED JOURNAL ENTRY ENDS] The servitor skull drones at you, the various machinery and electronics inside its hollow brain case clicking and whirring, lights flickering from its eye sockets. [FURTHER PLAYBACK OF JOURNAL ENTRIES DISABLED, SWITCHING TO PASSIVE MODE]Right. Perfect.[1/2]
>>28576496You're a Magical Girl, and you just finished listening to a dead Magical Girl's recorded thoughts. Telling you about how she rescued the former Warmaster of your Officio from a veritable shithole of a city, with said former Warmaster having already been turned into the monster she was now. ...Well, that's a bit uncharitable, you think. Monsters don't exactly go out to hunt blondes, or have tongues right out of a fetish video.You glance down at your desk. You sat down in front, took some paper from inside a drawer and a pen. You'd scrawled a few names down, right underneath the impressive printed header that proclaimed that piece of paper as 'From The Desk of the Ninth Warmaster Upon Her Throne Of Skulls'. Nicole Touchdown, Wendy Cooldown, and Karasawa Enyo are some of those names. Odette Brighton and Madaraki Fran are some others, the latter with an underline. And encircled several times, just for emphasis - Emma Strauss.You breathe out smoke, glowering on your list, before plucking out the filter from your lips and grinding it out on the already-full ashtray beside it.Of all the names Malal had given you, it's evident which is the most important. The person who changed Kharn so irrevocably that she turned out that way, black metal shit on her arms and legs and rapey powers.What was she trying to do, the fucking crazy german? Combine a Witch and a Magical Girl? Mad scientist stuff if you've ever heard it. But looking at Kharn...well, you can't not think that the Russian Magical Girl had more than just a bit of Witch in her, moreso when you saw her in action. A monster roaring in berserk fury, twinned with the gleeful cackling of a Magical Girl reveling in bloodshed.You take your glasses off and massage the bridge of your nose. Nnnh. First you find out about Oriko, now it's this. ...Well, at least you're not wanting for any details, with Malal's little plan revealing itself, piece by piece.[2/3]
>>28576507...You should probably ask Wendy about Malal, too, if you ever dream about her again.You glance out the window of your office. Mitakihara's skyline lighting up the darkening night sky.Quiet night out....Wait, you were supposed to go somewhere, right? Meet someone for something special. That's why you got dressed up by Mami in the first place.Your eyes go wide as you remember.Shit! Your dinner with Midori! And you promised you wouldn't be late--!What do you do?Be calm, be rational. Realize that Midori hasn't really given you a time, so there's no chance to be late--PANICRUNSTOP TIME AND RUN
>>28576519[x]Panic for a second, then realise no time was given. Be fashionably late anyway. Apologise. Get told Midorin has just arrived herself (obvious lie). Leave it at that. Make it your treat anyway.
>>28576519>[X]Be calm, be rational. Realize that Midori hasn't really given you a time, so there's no chance to be late--Hah, she actually hasn't given us a time OR a place
>>28576519[x]PANICWe're going to be doing a lot of this tonight, I think. Best to get a head start on it.
>>28576519[x]OtherLook a phone, she must have texted you the time[x]Then panic.
>>28576541Obivously the only way it should go
>>28576519[x]Be calm, be rational. Realize that Midori hasn't really given you a time, so there's no chance to be late--[x]STOP TIME AND RUNPINKY WILL SAVE US>>28576496>More coughing. "Khh. 'Scuse me. Ngh...anyway. Just like your Diary App, I've set Remov to have time-release locks on everything, just in case the person listening to this isn't the one it's meant for. Just let him fly around in your office in Passive Mode, he'll alert you when one's ready for playing.">RemovHuh. Thats the password that failed...
>>28576541DEITO HAHA, TIME TO EMBERASS MIDORIN
What kind of Chiaki have people been reading about, that would stay calm enough to realize no time was given?
>>28576519>[x]STOP TIME AND RUNPinky time while running is always good in my book.
>>28576584As soon as in her panic she cant seem to figure out what time was given, checks, notices no time given.
>>28576584Chiaki isn't really prone to panicking, that I can recall. She's usually calm, if a little awkward, around Midori anyway
>actually voting for timestopGuys, we need to save this for AFTER the date, so that Midori has a chance to explain all the shit went down in Siberia, and we can thank Pinky properly, by asking if she wants to meet Mami.
>>28576601>PANICThat said, I think in this one instance, panic is appropriate.Facing down hordes from the abyss? Cool as ice.Date? Flop sweat time.
>>28576519[x]STOP TIME AND walk calmly to our destination while chatting with Pinky.Because we need more Pinkytime.
>>28576610>implying Pinky doesn't want Midori as badly as everybody else
>[x]Panic for a second, then realise no time was given. Be fashionably late anyway. Apologise. Get told Midorin has just arrived herself (obvious lie). Dont notice. Fixed
>>28576519>[X]Be calm, be rational. Realize that Midori hasn't really given you a time, so there's no chance to be late--
Wait, is the Shield even working yet? Pinky sealed it during the fight against Lucius and we haven't talked to her since then, so...
>>28576626It started clicking again while we were in the Silent Room.
>>28576614>>28576626>Wait, is the Shield even working yet?Only one way to find out, and you know what, it makes a certain sense.Malal shut her vision friend down and wouldn't talk to her at all. As Malal's equal and opposite, we feed ours pancakes.Lets see if Pinky's up for a chat. She was knocking just before the shit went down in the silent room, after all.
>>28576519This ends the first voting period of today.Thank you for participating!
http://pastebin.com/sDpr18sJPosting this now because I won't be able to hang around until the end of the thread tonight. CAUTION: ACTUALLY LEWD THIS TIME.The pastebin for the last one has over a hundred hits. It is set to Unlisted. What the fuck.
>>28576664what was the last one about?
>>28576664Poor Midori, so lewd.
>>28576486>it's that what we're playing against are sneaky cheating bastards, and we need to play as dirty as them.Fucking Malal.She's not even alive and she's still racking up points, we don't even know what sport we're supposed to be playing.
>>28576683Oh. Oh wow.You writefagged up my silly little idea.Dude, I love you so much right now.
>>28576741for now, the waiting game mixed with "all golden weapons GET" game.
>>28576753It was too fun to not do.
Guys, I had an idea. What if we leave Tiny Pete's teleport beacon with Mami in case of emergency and tell Misaka to plug some new orders into our favorite robot?
>>28576828Brilliant, though judging from her performance in that writeup I don't think that Tiny Pete'll be able to do much against anything that threatens Mami. Still, backup is always appreciated.Is Mami still here?
>>28576541 >>28576542 >>28576560 >>28576571 >>28576624 >>28576625JESUS FUCKING CHRIST, YOUR FIRST DATE SINCE EVER AND YOU LOST TRACK OF TIME?You lost. Track. Of Time. Listening to something that you could've probably put off till later. But noo, you had to get that stupid fucking skull up and talking then, did you? For fuck's sake, you promised yourself you'd stop disappointing people, and Midori's one of them and FUCK YOU'RE LATE FOR THE GODDAMN DATE YOUR PROMISED HER--Wait. Wait. No. Calm down. Stop. Don't...don't transform just yet. Think for a second.She never really gave you a time, right? Not even a place. She just said something about it being tonight, a-and you never got anything else past that. Nothing from her on your phone, too, so...that means that's okay, right? That means you haven't fucked things up yet, right?Right. Right. Yeah. Calm down. It's...it's going to be fine. Somehow.You shake your head as you sink back down on your chair, slamming your forehead into the polished mahogany surface of your desk. The brief flash of pain preceded by the hollow-sounding (hah) impact.Calm down. It's...alright. It's probably not your FIRST date, since you don't remember a bunch of stuff. And from what Wendy's told you, you did just fine then, so...yeah. It'll turn out okay. You hope.Another wooden thunk suddenly erupts inside your room, and you very nearly jump out of your chair at the sound of it. The Golden Desert Eagle already at your hand and aimed towards its source - just as none other than Kyoko Sakura, in civilian clothes, peeks from behind the freshly-opened door to your Office."Hey Murderface! I'm here to pick you up for your date with destiny, and--" Kyoko's words trail off as she stares down at the barrel of the oversized handcannon aimed at her. "WHOA! Hey, point that thing somewhere else!" She immediately raises both hands in surrender, her one eye wide. "I just came here to pick you up, Murderface, Chrissakes!"How do you react?
>>28576941>How do you react?like a traumatized bunny in car headlights
>>28576941[x] "Oh, uh. Sorry. Just a bit jittery tonight. Nerves. And such. Yeah. ...Lets, uh. Go."
>>28576941[x] "I have no idea what I'm doing."
>>28576941>[X]Breath, put gun down, apologize. "You scared the shit out of me Kyoko. Also, learn to fucking KNOCK when entering the Warmasters quarters, understand?"
>>28576941[X] For fuck's sake, knock next time!
>>28576941slowly lower the shiny handcannon, remember to breathe, say a silent prayer to your mumi for sending such capable help. remember to go put on the clothes mami picked out for you. think of pancakes. get driven to date. its ALL alright, murderface.
>>28576941[X] Holster gun. "Pick me up, right, thank you, I wasn't panicking or anything. Seriously!"HA! slamming the door open doesn't equal knocking Kyoko.
>>28576980Chiaki is already dressed. Mami helped her before she listed to the skull.
>>28576941Put the gun down and say something along the lines of 'Sorry, Long day. Much like the rest of them."Then stash the paper with the names on somewhere and head out with Kyoko, asking what the plan is.
>>28576966>>28576974These. Knocking becomes that much more important when nervous. Yo unever know what you might do if you get startled when you are already nervous.
>>28576941[X] HELP ME I DON'T REMEMBER HOW TO BE A PERSON
>>28576974She did knock, actually.
>>28576988[X] Have a sudden moment of paranoia and check that we are, infact, dressed.
>>28577021No need, go check the thread before the flashback.
>>28576974"I didn't see you playing with your dolls again, sir!"
>>28576941Act like a rabbit caught in the headlights of the worlds biggest meanest truck with "bunny Raper" stencilled across the frontThen when kyouko asks what is up say she can't tell anyone ever that we were this jittery about going on a date
>>28577029Yes, I know but the idea that Chiaki may have forgotten whether she's dressed or not in panic is adorable.
>>28576941[x] "For fuck's sake, Kyouko, KNOCK next time. You know how I am."And you're here to pick me up? Good, I'm not late then. Let's go."
Please stop projecting yourselves on Chiaki. We're pretty much the most calm motherfucker on the planet, mostly due to being incapable of feeling much of anything.So this is as rustled as we'll be gettng.>>28577064
>>28576941It's cool, we have this shit. Go with [x]this>>28577064
>>28576941This concludes today's second vote. Thank you for your participation!
>>28576664Nice stuff anon!>out to buy stuff and get back literally the minute voting closes;_;
>>28577077It's been a very long day and we're not nearly drunk or Murderface enough to deal with this.Infact, she'd probably be a lot calmer if bullets were actually flying.
>>28577077I take issue with "the most calm motherfucker" on the planet, but you are right that I think people are projecting a little too much anxiety, yeah. At the very least, Chiaki's spaghetti is the calmer, deadpan kind anyway. Where it'd take some perceptiveness to not mistake her spaghettiness for just being generally quiet and unsocioable and possibly douchey.
So has anyone else got a multi-stage 'dealing with Iori's bullshit' plan ready to go?
>>28577203I don't mind Iori? I actually kind of like her now that she's calmed down a bit.
Guys, don't forget about the golden katana/kirika. I know you guys don't care about keeping Oriko alive, but the point is to minimize risk here: Keep pancakes safe, and get more people who know about pinky/end of the world on our side.
>>28577185Oh, I'm sure she'll have pulled herself together by the time they actually get there.I just think it'd be appealing for Kyouko to see Chiaki rattled in a way that basically nothing else - including things far more justified - has ever managed.Dealing with things that want to kill you - easy.Dealing with things that you might have to live with - hard.
>>28577077Pretty much yeah. Chick puts her life on the line fighting all the time. So I don't think she will go full on panic mode or anything soon. Especially considering Midori actually helps her relax most of the time.
>>28577077>>28577185Those guys get it
>>28577203I like Iori enough to be friends>>28577224I'm 100% for keeping Oriko alive, they took advantage of her grief and the stupid bitch inside the staff is poisoning her mind every passing second.I'm a bit reluctant to take the Katana with us on our date since we haven't had a chance to communicate with it about Oriko yet.
>>28577185I think most of the anxiety right now is mainly from the thought of being late. The "I almost shot Kyoko in the face" Is just the normal when you open the door without Chaki knowing you're there. She be slightly paranoid.
>>28577102I can almost see hat-chan doing a bow, like those female employees in supermarkets and stuff...
>>28577288>I'm 100% for keeping Oriko aliveFor me this is more situation based. I don't think we should go out of our way to save her. But if we somehow get the chance we might want to take it.Otherwise just chop her head off. Preferably with the golden katana for added irony.
After the date we need to visit Kirika already.We should have done it the moment we returned from Siberia really.
>>28577315I am picturing this as well nowIt is cute
>>28576964 >>28576967 >>28576974 >>28577064You keep the Golden Desert Eagle trained at Kyoko for a few more moments, before shoving it back into your holster and securing it there. For fuck's sake, couldn't she have at least KNOCKED? Is barging in like that something she grew up with in the sticks or what? Because knocking before entering is it's done in the city, by fine, upstanding cityfolk--"Eh? But I did knock! I made it really loud and everything, just in case you didn't hear me!" Kyoko blinks her one good eye as she strides into the room, long red hair flowing behind her in that topknot ponytail of hers. "Hah, but I know what's gotten you wound up tight an' all." She sidles up beside you, the widest grin baring her teeth - and it's then that she throws an arm around your shoulders. "It's this date thing with Midori, right? Right?" She gives your ribs a poke or two, making you twitch. "Aww, Murderface, you're going red! Who'da thunk it! HAHAHA!"Gnh...it's...it's not, alright? You shrug her arm off and slap her poking hand away, before making a show of rearranging your desk. Tearing off the list of names from your notepad and shoving it into your blazer pocket. It's just...you just thought you were going to be late, that's all--"Aww, you don't hafta lie to yer best friend forever, Kyoko, you know!" Kyoko guffaws, her one eye closed by the gleeful, shit-eating grin threatening to reach her ears. "I know all about datin' and stuff! I take Sayaka out every weekend if our schedules match, so feel free to ask me anything! Anythin' at all!"[1/2]
After finishing watching Rebellion with some buddies, it's always great to see this shortly afterwards. So have another Marar I drew, pre-pukegore and everything!
>>28577223>>28577288Yes, but how do you think she will react to seeing Chiaki on a date with the person who assisted in her attempted gang-rape?
>>28577324This, it's sensible.
>>28577225>>28577299I'm just thinking of the delivery, even in social spaghetti situations Chiaki doesn't actively panic in a huge way, hers is more subdued. Like Watamote without the crippling stuttering problem and less evil thoughts.
>>28577344It's here - as she throws her arm over your shoulders again - that you see a faint red mark on the flesh of her neck. Like some sort of light red bruise. One of the others barely concealed by the collar of her hoodie....Christ, Sayaka. Away from Kyoko for only two days maximum, and you jump her bones the moment you get back? How do you react?Ask her a question about dates and shit. (Write-in)What the fuck happened to your neck?Just get me to where I'm supposed to be.
>>28577353We still don't know if Iori was in a position to see or remember what Midori looked like. Maybe we can actually figure it out if we request the police report of the incident, and see if any green-haired Meguca were mentioned.
>>28577365>[X]Ask her a question about dates and shit. (Write-in)>"How do I NOT fuck this up? You being my 'best friend forever' should know that I'm antisocial as all hell, so I'm not good in situations like this."
>>28577345I like your artwork! Thanks for drawing for us! >>28577365[X]Ask her a question about dates and shit. (Write-in)"I am an amnesiac with no social life. How do I talk to people, smartass?"[X] Just get me to where I'm supposed to be.
>>28577365ask about the soul gem lickingaside from that, just go. Midori's already seen the Murderface experience, so she already knows what to expect and what she'll have to lead on.
>>28577345Awesome workDid you plan on doing a post or during pukegore version? Or her giving the wendy special to either it's namesake or the mysterious singing magical girl?
>>28577365[X] Ask about dates and shit. "On a scale from one to Vomit-tan, how drunk am I allowed to get at one of these things?"
>>28577365>[x]What the fuck happened to your neck?This will allow us to divert attention away from ourselves and give us the immeasurable joy of making Kyoko squirm.
Oh wow! Blistering pace!>>28577365[x]What the fuck happened to your neck?I'm sure Midori would rather get Chiaki: Uncut and Unfiltered, rather than some tool following a stupid irrelevant list of shit you're supposed to do on dates.>>28577398Updates to height chart when?
>>28577365[X]Ask her a question about dates and shit. (Write-in)"What should I do and what should I not do?"[X]What the fuck happened to your neck?let us both be a little embarrassed.
>>28577365What happened to your neck? It looks like an indecisive vampire wanted to get frisky
>>28577365>[x]Ask her a question about dates and shit. (Write-in)"How do I not Fuck Up?"
>>28577365[x] "Alright so, what are some absolute 'do not' things that I might be likely to barge into like a drunken badger?"
>>28577412>>Updates to height chart when?Soon! I'm actually trying to free up on a commission that I've had sitting for months, after which I'll go back to working on the height chart full time! I have a half-decent sketch for Sayaka now, and have been working on designing Enishi's costume too. I should be given a final draft on Rea's costume too and then all that's left is Kumatora and Yuma to wrap up the Ninth Officio
>>28577365>[x]What the fuck happened to your neck?For science.
>>28577400Haha seconding thisWe mist know if the secrets of soul gem fellating were passed on or notAlong with >>28577429I just posted
>>28577365[x]Ask her a question about dates and shit."So, what am I supposed to do? Just eat? Am I supposed to talk about something?"[x]What the fuck happened to your neck?>Witch mark>paranoia intensifies
>>28577460Our Vindicare rank leader.
>>28577402 Not at the moment, though I do have more ideas for other pieces I'm pretty excited about showing to you guys... If I get off my lazy ass and stop playing Civ V or what have you.So yeah, thanks for the compliments you guys! And also,>[x]What the fuck happened to your neck?
Heh, can't believe it just started with a>First quest, a bit of an experiment. I'll delete this right away if there's no interest.
>>28577478Kinda looks like Perrine cosplaying as a badass Sanya.
>>28577365>[X] "Just... get me to where I'm supposed to be."We have no questions. This is uncharted territory. Or if we've charted it before we've lost the maps.
>>28577365[X]What the fuck happened to your neck? Is that a normal part of dating?
>>28577512I don't think we would have had the foresight to make maps in the first place.
>>28577437The thing is, for Murderface that's a pretty long list that starts with "not murdering anybody".
>>28577503Here's the other sketch of her I was given to work with. She's about Misaka height.
>>28577551>"Don't not murder anybody. Okay. I can manage that one.">"A-ah, no, that's...">"... what?"
>>28577437There is literally no accounting for the things that Matsuda might do that no sane, normal person would.
>>28577365Third voting period closes.Thank you for reading!
>>285775511) Stop Drinking2) Don't pull out the gun2) Stop checking if you have enough ammo3) Don't test your gun by firing it4) Don't test your aim by firing it
Maybe we should ask if that thing on Kyoko's neck is what we're expected to do on a date?
>>28577583"So. Under normal circumstances I probably *shouldn't* set the Maite'd on fire and dive though a plate glass window?"
>>28577558Bretty kyuut.And with Enishi having gotten some screen-time, she's officially the least relevant rank-leader! Well, we might want to trade Vindicare secrets or something.
>>28577615Ah, but what counts as 'normal circumstances'?
>>28577615Not for anything less than Steve Martin in The Muppet Movie levels of surly, at least.
Wouldn't Rea have been our immediate superior prior to being promoted to Warmaster? Seems like we should be familiar on some level Or at least, she with us (amnesia ho).
>>28577588Picturing this every time..
>>28577669This assumes chaki gave a fuck then. Most likely she won't know much more then anyone else.
>>28577669Our Squad Leader, if we had one, would have been our immediate superior. I don't think it's ever been made clear if we had a Squad Leader, but during Kharn's flashback we were working under Mami's authority. Rea would have been our bosses boss, basically? But according to Enishi she supposedly came in after Kharn left, so...
>>28577653I think we should talk with our Venenum and Vanus departments. I found it odd that they don't appear to have Rank Leaders, even if they are support departments.
>>28577661Virtually any situation where someone else hasn't drawn a weapon first.
>>28577669>>28577698>>28577702And suddenly we have reasons to talk to her!
>>28577669>>28577702Murderface seemed to be some kind of exception, placed directly under Kharn and Mami, not part of the regular Vindicare chain of command.
>>28577741Yeah... That's how it was, come to think of it. Girl A worked directly under Mami, and then Murderface worked directly under Kharn. Then Kharn was exiled and Rea was either recruited as Vindicare leader or promoted to Vindicare leader. Not sure under whose authority Murderface was during that year in between Kharn's exile and becoming Chiaki, but she probably gave Rea a few headaches IF under the regular Vindicare chain of command. Otherwise, it was just headaches for Mami
>>28577722They might exist outside the chain of command that involves rank leaders since they're noncombatants usually.. And not even in large numbers either. So they might just have "bosses" and have a more office-like heirarchy.
>>28577669Except that for most of that time Mami was the Vindicare Rank leader, before becoming Coob's personal lap-pillow. The time between Mami's jobs though, I'm not sure about
>>28577749...probably can't do much to a Magical Girl, and MG "unarmed" fighters will still have a magical weapon even if it's just knuckle dusters - some kind of weapon comes with the Soul Gem.
>>28577766In the spirit of Murderface ruining things for everyone, I propose "why not both?"
>>28577766Rea getting a headache because Murderface can't integrate properly with the rest of the Vindicare sounds accurate to some degree.I hope this wasn't the case though.
>>28577766Bear in mind Mami was acting Warmaster post Kharn, so she probably still wasn't directly under the vindicate chain of command.Infact, given the phone message we got when we first woke up as Matsuda, and it seems very unlikely - No Vindicare rank leaders in the phone, so were were probably directly attached to Mami and Kyouko (she does, after all, have a track record of setting us on fire as a distraction)I imagine Sayaka could also have called on our services, but I imagine neither would have been particuarly thrilled with that setup, and it probably only happened if Mami insisted.
>>28577779Still, as Warmaster, wouldn't it behoove us to at least talk with the chief of our intel division?And as Mami showed, having combat personnel able to at least stabilize themselves or their comrades (since healing magic is a skill that needs to be learned for many Magical Girls) is quite useful, maybe talking about it with the medical division would be helpful.
>>28577766I dunno. I can see this happening:>"Murderface? Yeah, she's pretty easy to handle. See, Murderface is like a gun. You point her at a target, pull the trigger, and pray to the Blessed Lady that she doesn't get distracted by a liquor store or gun shop halfway.">"Um...">"Well, mostly like a gun."
>>28577766So, who was Vindicare rank leader prior to Kharn leaving then? We haven't heard of any big deaths other than the Culexus, and obviously Murderface wasn't rank leader...
>>28577688Okay for some reason picture failed to loadI did have a picture that suited it
>>28577878Mami was the Vindicare Rank Leader during Kharn's time as Warmaster. When Kharn was exiled, Mami took over as interim-Warmaster
>>28577779According to the explanation Midori gave Chiaki after the amnesia surge in Siberia, that's exactly how these ranks work. Removed from active field duty, put in office, medical, intelligence, etc instead. No rank leaders for eliminated ranks. >>28577863I think Kyubey is leading those himself, seeing how he always went "I'll look into this" instead of "go talk to this person in charge". Just a guess though.
So what ever happened to Hitomi, anyway?
>>28577928met with a mysterious sword-related accident
>>28577928Hitomi and Kyosuke broke up. then Kyosuke became a heavy metal rockstar and later retired to become a bodyguard. He's maybe all of 18 years old and he's lived an interesting life. As for Hitomi, a girl that looked suspiciously like her most famous magical girl fan interpretation was killed in the battle against AhirmanDecu has said that Hitomi is still around though.
>>28577410 >>28577412 >>28577419 >>28577429 >>28577442 >>28577457 >>28577491 >>28577533Right. Okay. So Kyoko's the Dating Guru in this parts, you get that. Sure, you'll ask her a question."Sure! Ask away, and I'll answer!" The red-haired Eversor crows, completely confident in herself.Alright, Dating Guru. What the fuck happened to her neck? Is that a normal part of dating, or what?"Eh? What about my neck? I don't--" Kyoko blinks her one good eye at you, brow furrowing as she places her fingers on her neck - before suddenly going red and clamping her hand over her skin. "I, uh, hahaha! It's...it's probably just an insect bite! Y-yeah! Flies and such are biting in this kinda weather, you know! It's been really chilly!"Insect, huh? Must have been a really big, blue-haired insect. You could still see the teeth marks, there. "K-kh....N-Knock it off, Murderface, geez! Take this seriously, I'm tryin' to help you here!" She pokes you in the ribs again before you could slap her hand away. "You're my Warmaster and everythin', but don't think I'll keep bailing you out if ya jerk me around like this!"What happened to being Best Friends Forever? You shake your head here, managing a smile of your own. Fine, fine. Something...something about the date, then. Namely, how do you talk? What do YOU talk about during the date? You're pretty sure you shouldn't talk about work, because you're practically her boss and everything. And what are you not supposed to do during a date?"Oh, huh." Kyoko blinks again, seemingly genuinely surprised. "Weird."What's weird?"Nah, I just..." She laughs, here. "I was thinking that I was gonna hafta spell that one out for ya, Murderface! Hahaha--OW!"Now she's the one getting her ribs poked. Is that any kind of way to talk to her Warmaster?[1/2]
>>28577970"Ow! Alright, alright! Geez! You're just supposed to poke, not try and stab somebody through their ribs with yer hand!"Oh. Uh, right. Sorry. Your bad."S'alright." Kyoko grumbles, rubbing her side. "Anyhow! For that kind of stuff, ya should always follow the H.A.D. formula!"H.A.D. formula?"Hobbies, Ambitions, Dreams! Guaranteed panty-peeler!" Kyoko cackles. "Always make her feel like she's the center of your universe, and never steer the conversation towards work or yourself unless she does it in the first place!" It's here that she suddenly grows serious. "Oh, and you gotta make sure not to murder somebody during the date."How do you react?
>>28577989[X] Grumble: "I wasn't going to murder anybody unless the food was bad..."
>>28577989"But that's my party piece!"
>>28577989"Not even a little?"
>>28577989>"Oh, and you gotta make sure not to murder somebody during the date."It's cool, once the cat interrupts, the date will basically end anyway.>[x] Right. Now get me to my destination so I'm not late.
>>28578007"I've seen your idea of little.Just, no. No murder. Or kneecapping. That's out too."
>>28577989[x] "Huh. Alright, seems easy enough. And geeze, as amnesiac as I am, I know enough to not kill someone during the date. Unless they shoot first, of course. Then all bets are off."
>>28577989>HobbiesYou mean the porn of us she draws that's so popular we should probably be asking for residuals?
>>28577989[x] Just look stricken.
>>28577989[x] "I'll try. I'll try really, really hard."
>>28577989[X] "I can do that, no really I can. Stop giving me that look!"
>>28577989Cant make promises on that last part...Well, considering her works of Chiaki and herself, it'd probably be the best thing we could do anyway.
>>28577989[x] "I'll try. Anything else to enlighten me with?"
>>28577989"I'm trying Ringo, I'm trying real hard to be the Sheperd"Ringo is also Moon for Apple (!)
>>28577989"Can I murder them after the date then?"
>>28578091"If everything goes well, your hands should be busy for the forseeable future afterwards."
>>28577989but my hobbies have already been banned, I cant remember my ambitions, and my dreams? You sure that horror stories are the proper date discussion material?
>>28578109Pretty sure even Murderface would understand we're talking about Midori's hobbies and stuff, here.
>>28577989"Thanks for the HAD formulae, seems like it would work." Ignore the murder part, you didnt even hear that.
>>28578109We're supposed to ask Midori about those things, not go on at length about ourselves. Not that we have much reason to, with all our amnesia Midori might already know more about us than WE do.
>>28578140Well, after Siberia, she DOES.
>>28578135well in that case her hopes ambitions and dreams can be fulfilled just fine at our apartment
>>28577989"Lets see. First is drinking and killing annoying people. Which is work.Second falls flat because if have no Ambitions whatsoever, even this whole Warmaster-Thing is annoying me to no end. Its also work.Third is ... complicated and has to do with work."I think that as far as our dreams its saving/killing/stopping Pinky, and finding out who we are and trying to fix the shit our past-selves fucked up, but we can hardly tell that Kyoko, though Midori might understand..
>>28578016Why do I see the cat interrupting. Then chaki calling Sayaka and just saying "Nico interrupted my date. You have 20 minutes." With her tied up in the background.
>>28577989YOU HEAR THATLEAVE IT AT HOMENO SHOOTIES NYA
>>28578167>You have 20 minutes.Switch that with>until I finish this fresh cigand I can see it as well.
>NECO @MGsAreReal 1m>Hanyaaa, gettin kind of excited >gettin that excited feel >everyone get excited with meow>>28578188You'll get perforated if you're not careful, stupid cat.
>@MGsAreReal 3m>Hanyaaa, gettin kind of excited>gettin that excited feel>everyone get excited with meowThis will not end well for her.
>>28577989So who did you murder and how long was Sayaka pissed?
>>28578188OK, gotcha. Blunt force trauma it is.
>>28578188...On second thought, maybe we should bring our kneecappin' gun on our date.Just in case.
>>28578202It speaks of journalistic integrity!
>>28578196>You'll get perforated, stupid cat.FTFY
>>28577970[x] "When is it appropriate to shoot the waiter? After the appetizer or the entree?"
>>28578103But then WHEN is it murder time?
>>28578224is anyone getting a vibe of either of spiders assistants, or the girl from Nougami Neuro as the filthy journalistic assistant?
I am getting the feeling that NECO will be running interference to make sure our date goes well and we will ruin it by paranoia and wanting to get rid of her
>>28578140>>28578151And we still should talk to her about it, Im pretty sure she is bottling up a lot. Depending on how the date goes and how the mood is it might be a good idea to ask her about that since.. well.. its an important part of our live and unfortunatley she will have to deal with our baggage if Midorin wants to date us because its not the kind of baggage you can leave at the door. That said, I find it interesting that Malal pointed out again to not trust Kharn and Mumi. Malal was probably ware of Kharns infatuation with the BlessedLady-Shit so this is why she warned us.With Mami it might be a lot more complicated. Either because Mumi was playing Chiaki liek a fiddle the whole time since it also is in line with the foreshadowing of how stuff works inside of Mumi`s Head and her mortivation we got in her flashback. Or because Malal was wary of mumi because while she is veteran and one of the most powerful megucas around she also has a liable psyche and is susceptible to emotional breakdowns like shown in the Animus and again pointed out by Homura in the Movie with how she dislikes Mami and never really got along with her.
>>28578274Pls decu lets not NECO involved in this, im trying to *enjoy* this quest.
>pastebin.com/f6PhcdTx Sakura's the kind of person it's hard to hate, so it's no wonder sayapyon likes her i don't know her that well tho>that last bit.possible new kneecapping targets!
>>28578278Could easily just be the old 'if you tell Mumi she'll try to do everything herself and not let you in on things because everything has to be done her way'.Control-freak.
>>28578278I think it is more Mami is trying to do what's best which isn't actually what's best at all but just what she can see is best>>28578280Oh lighten the fuck up, if you dislike it that much then don't bother reading because we will do a lot worse to piss you off
>>28578188It's fine, I'm sure Yuu would LOVE to have a punching bag.
>>28578268>SayakaNo, it clearly says Sakura Kyouko. Learn to read.Anyway, here's my plan for dealing with Iori if CLEARLY, I MEAN WHEN she shows up.http://pastebin.com/t8295ra1Might need changing to suit the situation, obviously, but I think as long as we can get her to calm down and talk about it, we should be fine.
>>28578317Whats with the autism all of a sudden?Dont be all butthurt because some people dont like your precious NECO shit
>>28578313>>28578317We can probably fix that by taking her into timestop to meet Pinky, show her just how far out of control this shit has gotten.
>>28578326>"I won't enjoy this quest because a character that hasn't actually done much wrong is in it and I hate them">Tells others to not be autistic and butthurtwot mate
>>28578320Seconded, seems like a good plan The only other option for M would have been suicide, and she can't be blamed for not doing that
>>28578326I actually don't care about it but I hate the endless bitching about itSeriously the whining is worse than NECO ever has been
>>28578280If I endured Kharn, you can probably endure NECO
>>28578343>wot matewot indeed. Screaming AUTISTIC anytime an anon does somethong you don't like is gettin g a bit old
>>28578320I like this plan.>>28578278frankly, I don't trust Mami at all, but it's kinda hard to go behind her back with her power over pancakes. After we make sure she doesn't die, we can ask her what she knows about the golden weapons, since Ahriman wanted her and we want to know why.
>>28578280>*Enjoy*>**>Year of our lord 2013 and still using * for emphasis.
>>28578331>>28578274Did you already forget what she did in the animu when she found out Megucas turn into witches? And you want her to meet Pinky? That one meguca that is most obvious to snap?Malal outright told us not to tell her. I wouldnt be even surprised if telling her about the whole Oriko-Business might come back to bite us in the ass.
I talk about shooting NECO all the time, but that's only joking around. I don't hate her or anything. She's kind of funny?
>>28578382What are we supposed to use for emphasis, anyway? Bolding doesn't work on these boards last I checked.
>>28578320>Already removed Iori from our Meguca-life as far as possible while still being friends and all>Wants to actually reintroduce her to Meguca lifeSo this supposedly your "good" plan? Its on the GET FUCKED level of retardation.
>>28578401Wait a sec, there are people following this quest who hate NECO unironically? Like.. really?Thats just silly.
>>28578392"This is a problem that I caused, and I intend to fix it. If I fail, the whole universe is going to die, but I need your help, and I need your honesty. I can't keep running from my past, and I can't let you keep protecting me from it.">>28578423>reintroduceWhat? No, I want to make sure she understands the mechanics of selling your fucking soul to a mutant space cat, so she doesn't think Midori did what she did for fun.>>28578446I think NECO is irresponsible and needs to be taught a lesson on consequences of revealing sensitive information.We tell her the shit she pulled at the concert got Ayumu killed.
>>28578412Don't do anything for emphasis. Let the words stick out for what they are. If one absolutely has to get the point across add a ! to the end.>>28578446NECO best waifu for karn.
>>28578412If you really need to emphasise something, use capitals.
>>28578471Heh that's an idea for dealing with NECOPack her up with part of Kharn's collection and give her to the original evil rapey warmaster as a present
>>28578485Shit guys, who *cares*.
>>28578513Lock her up naked in a pet carrier.
>>28578460Ayumu shooting up the getaway car like a maniac gave away her position and is probably why they went after her.
>>28578460That reminds me we really should re-meet up with Ayumu. I kind of wonder if anyone told her the warmaster just busted her ass to save her.
>>28578529I sincerely doubt they would have been able to react that quickly if they weren't given prior warning about Squad Hiryu's presence.
>>28578518I do. Nigga. Got to separate the barbarians from the elite.>>28578513Too moe for me <3
>>28578460>>28578471>I think NECO is irresponsible and needs to be taught a lesson on consequences of revealing sensitive information.I dont really care about that. Me? I just want to slap dem buns!
>>28578016 >>28578019 >>28578037 >>28578056 >>28578071Right. Okay. Hobbies, ambitions, dreams. You can handle that.Not murdering anyone during the date...well, come on. Be reasonable. Surely she can't expect you to--"No. No murdering anyone, Murderface! Not on the date! You'd think that'd impress 'em and such, or beating up anyone who looks at 'em the wrong way, but they'll hate that! They'll say that you ruined the evening and everything! I'm serious here!"Kyoko's actually tearing up a bit here as she says this to you, both hands on your shoulders.Yeah...yeah, okay. You'll...you'll try. You'll really, really, really try."I know ya would, but I gotta make sure." She wipes her eyes with the back of her hands. "We'll be stoppin' by your vault to put your gun there."Kyoko frowns here. "Aw, don't give me that look like I just pissed all over your cornflakes there, Murderface! I promised Midori I'll make this the one night you don't carry that junk around. Gold-free date."But...but what if you need to murder--"I told you--"Er, you mean, defend yourself and Midori. What about then?"Well, that's why I'll be there, of course! Chaffeur and lookout!" The red-haired Eversor points at herself. "Anybody tries to get their hands on you or on Midori, I'll drop 'em like an elk! Hahaha! Like a freakin' elk!"...Right. Well. That certainly makes you feel safer.Any other tips the Dating Guru can share, then?It's here that Kyoko grins. "Seriously? Well...besides the no-murderin' thing, I guess just act like yourself, then? I mean, Midori really seems to like you and everything, and I don't think it's just because of that porn thing she draws." She gives you a stinging slap on your lower back that forces your breath out between your teeth in a hiss. "Just remember, no murdering and you're set!"No murdering. Okay."You ready, then?"Yeah. Let's go.Hold on. Let me just do something first. (Write-in)
>>28578542Since Lucius had her Magical Girls spread out in order to maximize the destruction when they all self-detonated, I think that their reaction time would not have been affected substantially if Squad Hiryu's involvement had not been known.
>>28578559>Yeah, let's go.
Nyan Nyan, orsomething like that. Here Decu, have my soul
>>28578559>[X]Yeah. Let's go.
>"late, late for a very important date"Wendy will crash our date.
>>28578559>[x]Yeah. Let's go.muh Midorin
>>28578559[X]Yeah. Let's go.
>>28578559[x] Let's get the trainwreck underway.
>>28578559[X}Yeah. Let's go.Not much else to do.
Rolled 15>>28578559>[x]Yeah. Let's go.
>>28578559[x]Yeah. Let's go.>>28578569They were spread out in the massive crowd, not the semi-secure back passageways.
>>28578559Hold on. Let me just do something first. (Write-in)Put the golden weapons away our self and then we're ready.
>>28578559[x]Hold on. Let me just do something first.Send an inter-office memo or email to our Vanus department, have them get a team to the oil rig to get some on-site recon of the site done, and see if there's Magical Girl opposition, and prepare an escape route.
>>28578575Send text to Wendy that we will kill her if she crashes our date.Also,[x] Let's go. dont keep Red waiting
Rolled 6>>28578559rollin for the dice gods favor.
This better end in soul gem on tongue action.I'm counting on you, /tg/.
>>28578603>counting on /tg/ for anythingYou poor, blind fool.
>>28578586Eversors move faster, on average, than Vindicares. I think that she would have been intercepted regardless. Maybe a little later, closer to her new vantage point, but not close enough that the other members of Hiryu could have helped or seen the struggle.
>>28578624Agreed. /tg/ only has one skill and that skill is failing.
>>28578559>[X]Hold on. Let me just do something first.We should probably cfreshen up or something. I mean, we have been listening to that thing for the past who knows how long, right?
>>28578624/tg/ has delivered many great things to me over the years. My faith is not easily shaken.
>>28578641Maybe meet with Pinky now so she will not reach her boredom point while whe with Iori. Or take a few drinks in advance to ...smoothe the date
>>28578641Speaking of, it's been a few threads but aren't we supposed to be wearing other clothes that Mami bought us or something? Or are we wearing them already?
>>28578681I know what you're plotting, anon, and it won't work.
>>28578710We put them on before listening to Remov.
>>28578559The best part is that I had to CHOOSE between banners to represent how this could go horribly wrong!Good luck, nerds~
>>28578559oh godkyoko is going to die
>>28578714I wish I was googd at plotting. I'm not
>>28578722so, choose between Pinky and what else?
>>28578730Healing soon anon.We must cherish these last moments while we can.Before the Noir makes a comeback
>"Anybody tries to get their hands on you or on Midori, I'll drop 'em like an elk! Hahaha! Like a freakin' elk!"Fucking wood elves.
>>28578764we should've stowed some firearm in our shield while Kyoko wasn't looking
>>28578756midorin holding 'lick my armpits' and chiaki holding a sign with a watermelon
>>28578777>implying we don't still have that wing of MiGs
>>28578764Behold, an optimistic, if naïve soul that thinks everything in the date will go well.I just know something will happen. Worst case scenario, we lose Midorin forever.Yes, I'm being a Negative Nancy. My apologies.
>>28578777I bet there are still golf-clubs in there...
>>28578777Can still do. Tell Kyoko you have to go to the toilet
>>28578777It's not like our shield has somehow been emptied since we last used it. There should still be enough armaments to start a war.I hope we're keeping the bangles.
>>28578764>Dat Kyoko transformation on the Rebellion movie
>>28578803>Worst case scenario, we lose Midorin forever.Nah worst case scenario is pinky getting pissed about this one and making Midorin stew right when wendy wanders in and the new homu decides to make a entrance. Then at the same time Mami is attacked.
>>28578803>Worst case scenario, we lose Midorin forever.No, worst case is we lose both Kyoko and Midori, and Sayaka Witches out over it, and kills Mami, denying us pancakes forever.That's the worst case scenario.
>>28578815The deagle was always teleporting into our hands whenever we needed it anyway, it's not like this is really going to stop us from getting it.
>>28578803>Worst case scenario, we lose Midorin forever.How is that negative?
>>28578770She looks so sad.
>>28578861Anon, did you forget to take your medication this morning?
>>28578730>>28578764Thats a nice happy ending you have there, would be a shame if something happened to it..
>>28578877She's fine...really.Don't worry about her.Didn't really want to be remembered anyway.
>>28578935This wendy art is beautiful, but it's just not the same without the shawl
>>28578958And the puke.
>>28578908hopefully the only end will be one like this
>>28578935Chiaki may no longer remember her, but who else can claim to be the girl of her dreams.
>>28579008True End has already been posted today.
>>28579035...I wonder if Chaki could convince Faust to shape shift to this form? For reasons.
>>28579012Yeah, this fits the situation a lot better.
>>28579066The syringe is her penis
>>28579066But since all of them are girls, condoms would be useless?I'm confused.
>>28579119Obviously Homura and Kyouko have dicks.
>>28579134"Giving birth to sempai's baby!"
>>28579119>But since all of them are girls, condoms would be useless?>Not knowing about finder cot
>>28579134>>28579142That just raises more questions!
>>28579171Shh...just lie down and take it Madoka.
>>28579008>>28579027>>28579066Where do these come from, anyway? It's the same artist who did the spaghetti homu stuff, right? I wish I could find it.
>>28579119What, you think you just stick your fingers/tongue in there without protection?
>>28579194They ded son.
>>28578570 >>28578573 >>28578576 >>28578577Yeah. You're pretty much set, anyway."I can see that!" Kyoko looks you up and down, seemingly just noticing your new clothes for the first time. "Hahaha, Mami-chan really knows how to pick out stuff when it comes to fashion, eh? She can even make slobs like you an' me clean up alright! Hahaha!"...Yeah. You guess so. You miss your costume, though."Well, of course ya do, you even sleep in the damn thing." Kyoko shrugs. "Then again, I also did a bit of that. Until Sayaka made me stop, anyway."It's just so convenient, you tell her. So comfortable. Yeah, you'll complain about some bits of it, but it always feel so familiar, like a second skin."Yeah. Yeah, I getcha. Like wearin' a really tailor-made suit. Fits you just right and everything." She lets out a wistful sigh. "Anyway...! Let's get cracking, before Midori-chan starts worrying!"And so you do. After a brief detour of your Golden Weapon Vault - Muramasa all but rattling against its plexiglass case as you placed both the Desert Eagle and the Bangles into their own respective cases - you finally set out into the city in the usual black company car, with Kyoko as your driver. She did say you could take Kharn's Marauder to the date, but it's not exactly discreet, is it?"I don't see it," Kyoko frowned then, clearly not minding the fact that even the car's grill had skulls engraved on them. "I mean, it's a pretty nice car! The windows're heavily tinted, too, how can you get more discreet than that?"You waved off her objections and got into the NORMAL company car, a 2014 Chrysler 300 painted black and with NO SKULLS anywhere. Yes. Perfect."These things are usually driven by Sicilian drug lords, though?"It's normal enough![1/2]
>>28579231Anyway. With Kyoko on the wheel, you find yourself being driven out of the city, out of Mitakihara. ...Huh, did Kyoko get lost or something? Maybe she missed a turn or somewhat?"What? 'Course I didn't! I know where to go!" Kyoko frowns at you from the rear view mirror as she turns into what looks like the freeway out of Mitakihara. "What, were you expecting some kinda dinner in some fancy restaurant or something?"...Well, isn't that how it usually goes? Going into some posh place where the prices're unlisted and the dish names unpronounceable?"Actually, you're not that far off!" The red-haired girl laughs at this. "Midori-chan was lookin' for that kinda place for reservations, until she asked Mami-chan for advice. And she knows how you HATE that kinda place. So this is sorta special. Not your typical kinda date."It's here that she chuckles. "Mami-chan wanted to make sure that you get a bit of alone time, too. Away from the city, away from work, all that stuff." Kyoko sniggers here, before checking the rear view mirror again. "Hah. Gotta try harder if you wanna tail me, cat..." She murmurs under her breath, a fang poking through her grin.How do you react?Where the hell are we going, then?A tail? Someone's been following us?Other. (Write-in)
>>28579194homurakko on tumblr
>>28579247>[x]Where the hell are we going, then?What the hell woman.>[x]A tail? Someone's been following us?Trigger finger itching.
>>28579247[X]Where the hell are we going, then?
>>28579247>[X]Where the hell are we going, then?>[X]A tail? Someone's been following us?Why not both?We should totally have hidden Yuu under our clothes. We'll never achieve full fusion if we don't wear her all the time.
>>28579247[x]A tail? Someone's been following us?SHOULDA BROUGHT THE GUN
>>28579247[x]Where the hell are we going, then?"If it's a villa in the mountains, there could be trouble."[x]A tail? Someone's been following us?
>>28579231See, gotta talk to Kirika.>>28579247[x]Where the hell are we going, then?
>>28579247[X]A tail? Someone's been following us?Kyoko best driver.[X]Where the hell are we going, then?
>>28579258RIPI miss spaghettimura
>>28579247"Kyoko i am already nervous. You better start making sense. Where the hell are we? What tail? What *CAT*?"
>>28579247>[X]A tail? Someone's been following us? Cat?
>>28579247[x] Reach for our shoulder holster and realize we left it behind. Then reach for our shield that isn't there for a weapon. Finally, we loudly complain to Kyoko about our current circumstances.
>>28579247"...Cat?"*Eyetwitch*And then begin to intellectually reach for a gun
>>28579247shoot. Beg Kyoko to shoot her. It's not like the date's started, right?Course it might be bad to actually kill her, but nothing wrong with some accidental kneecap shooting!
>>28579021>>28579035>Dreamsa fine line>Nightmares
>>28579319>intellectually reach for a gunHow do you even do that?
>Muramasa all but rattling against its plexiglass caseWell fuck you too Kirika.
>>28579247"Do you have a gun? Can I shoot whoever it is? Please!?"
I now want to see Chiaki leaning out of the window with a grenade launcher.
>>28579247[x]Kyouko, I'm sweating bullets here, you said we've got a tail? Pop the sunroof so I can hit it with an RPG, you said I cant murder during the date, but we aren't there yet and I could REALLY stand to blow off some steam
Though guys we promised blueberry not to knee cap her. So if anything comes up we bitch at blueberry and cat.
>>28579342She might have somehow found out about Oriko and wants to 'talk' at us about it.
You fools, the tail is clearly someone interested in watching us spaghetti for comedy reasons!
>>28579340With great intelligence, obviously.
>>28579247This:>>28579353>[x]Kyouko, I'm sweating bullets here, you said we've got a tail? Pop the sunroof so I can hit it with an RPG, you said I cant murder during the date, but we aren't there yet and I could REALLY stand to blow off some steam
>>28579426Then they deserve a bullet or two. You know, friendly warning.
>>28579426More like, NECO has her assistant driving the car to make Chiaki think it's her that's the tail. But she's really already wherever we're going and just wants Chiaki to let her guard down and do something cute and adorable to catch on film.the perfect crime
>>28579340It was meant to be instinctually but fucking autocorrect
>>28579482She's in our trunk isn't she?
>>28579119>>28579012>True End has already been posted today.Aight. So this is the Good Ending, right?
>>28579247Time to pull out the Golden Low Orbital-ion-cannon.Target country between tail and us, and make it GLO. It's not murder if it's not a person right?
>>28579447>>28579424Aww. Missed the cut-off because I was playing Tiberian dawn.
Back when I drew this, I showed it to a friend and he referred to it as:"End of MGNQ. Congratulations, Chiaki."I was very amused
>>28579502She must possess incredible foresight to know which car we would switch to after not taking the Marauder.
>>28579523>CAT IS ORACLE SPELLED CAT
>>28579523Are they tonguing earth?
>>28579523my first thought was "Are they having tongue play while using the Earth as an extra stimulant?"
>>28579523That is disturbing on so many levelsAnd arousing on some as well.
>>28579547>>28579554>your home planet will never be devoured by two goddesses having foreplay
>>28579575>your home planet will never be an anal bead for two goddesses well past having foreplay
>>28579575I have scribbled that in my notes for adventure plot hooks.
>>28579424I like this bannerjust remember to be careful around bullets NECO
>>28579592I can't take these feels.
Sorry everyone, but I'm at my limit. Thread to continue much earlier tomorrow, and we'll have a longer one then! Thank you for your participation and feedback is always great!We have two writeups tonight! Questions answered after them!
The phone clattered to the ground, shattering into a dozen pieces. Strauss could see her hand shaking, stiff and frozen in position, but her grip gone. Her breath roared through her nostrils.Betrayed.It was the one thing that she had never factored into her calculations. All of her life's work, gone in the blink of an eye. Every sacrifice - every ounce of blood, sweat and tears - wasted. For what? One worthless, quivering girl? The wretch could barely muster enough nerve to form a complete sentence when she arrived. Strauss had made her strong. Physically, mentally, every part of her had been molded into the perfect killing machine. An assistant had once referred to the procedure as 'deus ex machina' - god from a machine. She wasn't quite a god, the Doctor had to admit. She still bled, as mortals did. She could still be killed. But it was a start. Now, that cowardly, idiotic failed experiment that called herself a 'doctor' had her. The imbecile that could barely even speak German after all their years together. Strauss closed her eyes and took a moment to compose herself."Na schön," she muttered under her breath as she clasped her hands together. "Zen I dearly hope zat you vill be able to live vis ze conseqvences of your actions, Oberhaupt Direktorin."
>>28579647Thaks for running Deculturerest well
>>28579647Thanks for running!
The Doctor took a deep breath as she sat down at her desk. It was a nice desk. Big and mahogany, with her name plate on the front and everything. She would miss that desk. Her office was as big as she'd always wanted. There were book shelves filled with medical science books, filing cabinets filled with her own research papers, even a few potted plants that she'd taken a liking to. Every doctor's office needed a fern, and maybe one of those little waterfall fountains with the tiny fishing men. Display cases along the walls showed off her collection of antique surgical equipment. Her favourite was the hand-cranked skull saw. She'd even let Valnikov play with it on the odd occassion. After she... opened up more, the girl would cackle madly as she spun the crank as fast as she could, making "BRANANANANA!" noises like a chainsaw. Strauss was somewhat disappointed that she'd never gotten around to letting the child try it out for real."Sorne, get in here!" The Doctor called out to her Head of Security over her intercom.After a hurried, nervous "Jawohl, Doktorin." from the other end, Strauss leaned back in her chair, then took off her glasses to rub her tired eyes. A heavenly, comfortably leather chair with a headrest at just the right height. She'd never found another quite like it, no matter how hard she'd looked. It would probably have to go, too. As she waited for her security officer to arrive, Strauss bent under her desk, grunting and straining as she pulled her computer onto her lap. She disassembled it with nimble fingers - a well-practiced skill - and had the hard drive removed and placed in her cape's pocket by the time she heard the first knock on her door."Herein!" Strauss shouted, shoving the computer back in its place.
A thin girl wearing a green padded vest of a security officer stepped into the room, thumping a fist over her chest as she stood at attention. The entire right side of her body was scarred, mangled and burned, her right eye a solid sphere of white. Long, jet black hair grew from only one side of her disfigured head. Her name was Captain Eliza Thorne, one of the Doctor's very first test subjects - with the scars to show for it. Strauss replaced her glasses and leaned over her desk, rhythmically tapping a pen as her gaze fixed on the Head of Security."Ekaterina Valnikov has been kidnapped," she said, dead-pan. "How vas ze Culexus able to infiltrate ze buildink? I find it hard to believe zat she had proper ausorization, hm?""Er, Doktorin," the girl stammered, struggling to keep her composure. At least this one knew how to properly address her superior in German. That managed to set her on a level above Madaraki on the competence scale. "It seems that the Culexus, Malal, was in posession of an ID badge. The guards didn't believe it was suspicious."Strauss tapped the pen at an ever so slightly quicker pace. "An ID badge," the Doctor's face twitched subtly as she repeated the phrase. "Und did zis ID badge belonk to her?""N-no, Doktorin," Thorne responded, now visibly shaking as she stood at attention. "We were unable to find out who it belonged to. It, erm, was worn backward, Doktorin.""Vorn... BACKVARD?!" Strauss shouted as she slammed a fist into the desk. "YOU HAVE ALLOWED MY LIFE'S VORK TO BE STOLEN FROM UNDER OUR NOSES BECAUSE ZE CULEXUS VORE A BACKVARD ID BADGE?! VHAT IS ZE POINT OF AN ID BADGE IF YOU DUMMKOPFS NEVER CHECK ZEM?! YOUR MEN ARE AVARE ZAT VE DO NOT EVEN HAVE ANY CULEXUS ON STAFF, JA?!"
>>28579647Thanks for running Decu. >Deculture @magicalgirlnoir 28 Nov>Thread postponed to tomorrow, everyone! Have to do something special for it first!What was that something?
The Doctor held her head in her hands, nearly ripping out her hair as she fumed. The security officer was close to tears as she apologized over and over, still at attention. It had never been wise to upset the Doctor. Captain Thorne knew that better than anyone else. Which was why it surprised her immensely - and terrified her on an entirely new level - when Strauss finally looked up, looking calm and composed as ever."Tell your best men to pack my sinks," Strauss instructed as she rose from her seat. She slapped her pen against her hand as she circled the security officer, dictating her orders. "I vant everysink in mein office on a plane to storage facility six-two-six visin two hours - write zis down if you must. Vunce zis is done, I vant all lines of communication vis ze outside vorld severed. Everysink. Phone lines, cell towers, internet, post office, carrier pigeon, ze vorks. Find me vhen all of zis is complete. In ze mean time... I have cleanink to do.""D-Doktorin, but that would mean-"Strauss stared at the shivering girl over the tops of her round glasses."Protocol Ten vill commence in six hours."*** Strauss stared over a crowd of a dozen nervous men and women in sterile, white labcoats in the dank, green-tinged observatory lab. The Doctor was flanked by a pair of stone-faced men with assault rifles casually slung over their shoulders. The scientists were the best and brightest that Strauss could find - or at least those smart enough to abide by proper security protocols. Each and every one of them looked utterly terrified as the Doctor stepped up to a makeshift podium made from an up-ended examination table and cleared her throat.
"Good afternoon, ladies und gentlemen," Strauss began, as if no different from a routine meeting. "As many of you have no doubt heard, zere have been some changes in ze management of ze Sirteens. Naturally, zis means zat many of you vill, unfortunately, be out of vork. It has been an immense pleasure to vork vis each and every vun of you, und I can say from ze bottom of mein heart, it vill be sad to see you all go-""D-Doctor, please--!"A bang rang out as the man's body crumpled to the floor."VOULD ANYVUN ELSE CARE TO INTERRUPT MEIN HEARTFELT FAREVELL SPEECH?!"Strauss' glare swept over the room, along with the smoking barrel of her pistol. Satisfied that no one else would dare interject again, she holstered the weapon and continued."AS I VAS SAYINK. I vill alvays look back fondly at ze many memories ve have made togezer. Like ze time ve accidentally locked Annabelle in ze rhinoceros cage over night!" The Doctor laughed with a twinkle in her eyes. "Or- Or who could ever forget ze first time zat Doktor Cheong forgot to disengage Butterfingers' stimulant injector ven ze interns vere cleaning his cell! Or ze second time! Or ze sird time! It alvays makes me laugh! Vhat fun ve had!""I sink... Vhat I am tryink to say here is... Each of you has a very special place in mein heart zat no vun else could ever replace," Strauss said as she placed both hands over heart in an uncharacteristically delicate gesture. She then turned around to address her guards, waving a finger in the air in a circular motion."Kill zem."***
>>28579522I dont want my MGNQ to end in AND THEN EVERYONE WAS JELLO.
Half an hour left. Strauss snapped her golden pocket watch shut and grinned. It wasn't her usual maddened, shark-toothed smile; it was closer to a snarl than anything else. She had been taught a valuable lesson regarding her own fallibility. She had been blinded by her own success. Everything had gone far too well for her plans to continue unchallenged. But, there would be plenty of time for revenge. Emma Strauss was a creature of patience.All that was left of her office now was a barren desk, empty shelves and single red rotary phone sitting on the Doctor's lap. In just a few more hours, someone would charge into the building, hoping to capture the legendary Doctor Strauss. Instead, all they would find would be the broken husk of what was once Varrigan City and a cruel reminder of what had been allowed to pass there.A sharp knock at the door caught Strauss' attention just as she was about to doze off in her chair. A moment later, Thorne stepped into the office, saluting with a scarred, mangled hand before standing at attention."Doktorin, the preparations are complete," she stated. "Your helicopter is fueled and ready to take off. The men stand ready to carry out Protocol Ten."Strauss nodded solemnly. There was only one final order of business that remained."I vill be alonk shortly," the Doctor responded, waving the girl off. "If you vouldn't mind, I vould like a few minutes alone to... say good bye."Thorne nodded, amazed at the uncharacteristically sentimental display, then stepped back out of the room.
The Doctor took a final, deep breath as she lifted the bright red phone off of its reciever. Long ago, before Strauss herself had taken up residence in the city, a hotline had been built. It led from the Horzine Biotech headquarters directly to the Warmaster's office onboard the Rafflesia, in case some emergency required her attention while she was away. Now, with preparations for Protocol Ten underway, it was the sole means of communicating with the outside world from within Varrigan City.Everything had to be timed perfectly. Strauss had waited until the Rafflesia was far enough away that they could not possibly reach the city in time to stop the coming purgation. With any luck, Chief Director Madaraki would still be busy celebrating the fall of Doctor Emma Strauss. It seemed unlikely that anyone had even set foot in her office yet. It was perfect.The phone rang once. Twice. Three times, before Strauss' own pre-recorded message greeted her, followed by a long beep."Good evening, Oberhaupt Direkt-" Strauss stopped to compose herself, snickering. "Entschuldigung, CHIEF DIRECTOR Madaraki. I vould first like to congratulate you on your ill-gotten promotion, you disgutink abomination. Very vell done, bravo, I couldn't have done it better myself. Secondly - und I do hope you are still listenink, because zis is important - I vould like to pass on my sincerest regrets for vhat vill soon come to pass. By ze time you hear zis message, Protocol Ten vill have been carried out, und every man, voman, und child in ze city of Varrigan vill likely be dead. I believe ze city has a population of... seven hundred sousand? I sink zat is right, check mein computer if you vould like to know ze exact number. I'm sure zat you have ze passvord by now."
"Zeir blood vill be on your hands, Madaraki," she continued, twirling the phoneline around her finger. "Every night you vill lie avake in bed, sinking of ze mistakes you made zis day, sinking of every life lost because you just had to steal vun, measly little fraulein. You vill tell yourself zat zey vere just ze dregs of society, zat of all zem vere nosink more zan punks und ganksters. Nein, zose vill probably be ze vuns zat survive. It is ze innocents, ze weak und ze children zat vill die first.""Hundreds of sousands for vun life. Zis is ze price of your 'mercy'," Strauss hissed. "Auf Wiedersehen, you vile creature. I hope it vas vorse it."With her grim message delivered, the Doctor hung up the phone and placed it on her desk. Taking up her cane, Strauss hobbled to the doorway and looked back into the office one final time. She remembered how excited she was the first time she saw it. Finally, after all her hard work, getting a big, new office. For once, there was actually enough room to put things on display, to show off a little. Now it was gone.Strauss stepped into the hall, flanked by Thorne as she slowly hobbled down the green-tinged halls of the Horzine Biotech headquarters. It felt so recent that she'd gotten upset at the builders for mistakenly ordering green-tinted fluorescent bulbs. As time went on, she'd come to enjoy it, however. Coupled with the ever-present sterile scents of sanitizer and cleaning products, it gave the building a certain sinister air that made it so endearing.
The ceiling tiles had been converted to transparent grates ever since one of the Doctor's failed experiments had escaped and taken up residence the vents and ceiling spaces. For months, staff would occasionally disappear when left alone in the halls for too long and complain about a scratching sound behind the walls. In the end, they found a heap of skeletons stashed in a forgotten maintence corridor, once the creature had finally accumulated enough grief to turn into a witch. Much of the staff would find themselves having panic attacks at the mere sight of any spiders following that particular incident - which provided the Doctor with some interesting material come April Fool's.Enormous glass windows decorated the walls, showing off the interiors of break rooms and offices. Strauss was frightening - some might have even called her a monster - but even she wasn't above joking around and discussing projects with her staff over a cup of coffee. "Doktorin," Thorne asked, bending down to look at the Doctor's face, "are you okay?""Ja, ja," Strauss waved her off. "I am fine. Ze- Ze cleanink supplies, ze smell makes mein eyes vater. It's nosink."The security officer knew better than to press any further. The two walked together through the halls in silence for some time. Every now and then, the sound of marching feet or the cry of some experiment echoed through the narrow halls. Strauss had already spent her final hours in the building saying good bye to each of Thorne's 'sisters'; something which the security officer was fortunately not present for.Only ten minutes remained by the time they stepped out onto the tarmac. There, an idling private helicopter awaited the Doctor with its loading ramp down. The sky was painted in colours of orange and grey as evening began to settle in over Varrigan City. Everywhere she looked, crewmen ran to and fro, tending to a bevy of waiting Apache gunships and Chinook transports parked along the edge of the airstrip.
Strauss made a single, slight nod of resignation as she looked up at the helicopter."Vell, Sorne," she muttered, turning to the other girl and stretching out a hand, "it has been a pleasure vorking vis you."The scarred security officer blinked, taken aback by the sudden act of respect, then took the Doctor's hand and shook it."It has been an honour, Doktorin."Giving Thorne a final pat on the shouler, Strauss stepped up to the helicopter and began to clamber in. After a few moments of struggle, due mostly in part to her bad back, she took her seat as the pilot handed her a clunky headset. The Doctor tapped the microphone twice as the chopper began to lift off."Testink, testink," she muttered. "Zis is on?"The pilot responded with a silent thumbs up."Ah, guten Abend, everyvun!" She called out. "Protocol Ten vill now commence! Initiate phase vun!"Peering out the window, Strauss watched intently as a group of five Apaches took off. The first phase of Protocol Ten was simple: destroy every bridge off of Jefferson Island and burn the harbour. Every one of the pilots had been run through strenuous background checks and training to ensure that they were able to carry out their sordid task. Her own helicopter was just starting to scratch five thousand feet when a series of explosions rocked the city. Smoke and flame wafted upward from each possible point of egress. None could be allowed to escape.But that wasn't all.The Doctor watched as the Apaches turned back toward the headquarters, beginning their second attack run. The transports- along with most of the airstrip - disappeared into a blossoming garden of fire as the attack helicopters swooped overhead. Strauss could swear that she could even pick out the tiny figure of Thorne staring up at her. She almost felt bad about the whole affair. Almost."Phase one complete," said a voice over the radio, "standing by."
Strauss chuckled as her gaze shifted just in time to see the red neon sign of the Blood God's Arena come crashing down. She had always hated that awful thing."Initiate phase two!"Assuming the men on the ground were still willing to do their jobs, they would be fortifying the main building. They had all been told that Protocol Ten would entail the systematic destruction of the city. Scorched Earth policy, and all that. Instead, it was quite the opposite - at least to Doctor Strauss. Even from her vantage point, Strauss could hear it beginning. Horrid, animal screams and roars emanated from the Horzine building as each and every one of her hundreds of experiments was simultaneously released from captivity. It took only a few seconds before she saw the first doors swing open as people began to stampede out of the building. Some of the faster creatures were already on top of them, tearing hapless victims limb from limb. One or two would get shot down, only for something bigger and stronger to emerge from the bowels of the building."Ready to go, ma'am?" The pilot asked.Strauss was silent for a moment, lost in the sight of her creations finally set loose. There was a certain child-like rush to it, like building an enormous tower out of blocks, only to finally smash it to pieces. "Ja," she mumbled, still unable to pry her gaze away from the destruction. "Take us avay."Almost in the same moment as she had finished speaking, an explosion tore through one of the upper floors of the building, carrying away several black specks that may have been people. Strauss watched, a satisfied, toothy grin plastered to her face. Her revenge hadn't been delivered just yet, but it was a start. She had gone out with a proper bang and brought down an entire city with her. For the time being, she would be satisfied.So began the exile of Doctor Strauss.
>>28579844I was expecting a nuke to go off. Good stuff, tho.
>>28579877those creatures might be just as bad or worse.
INTRODUCTIONLong time ago, it had been written, that the one who knows his enemy, as well as himself, needs not fight a hundred battles. While I don't intend to disagree with the great man who wrote so at all, it's vital to understand, that his point stands in the realm of pure logic.It does not, and was never meant to, account for the battles that must be fought. It doesn't consider that choosing morality, or emotion, even impulsive actions, rather than calculating outcomes coldly, may often be the right path. Both Magical Girls and Witches are definitely beings born out of passion. And, what‘s more, they were brought to existence for the exact purpose of avoiding that chilling, hopeless world, that terminal station of reason.A Witch is all that‘s left once we leave reason behind. We have the terrible fortune of having to deal with mystical elements, which we don't truly understand, on daily basis. It seems, that everytime you try to establish a rule followed by all Witches, in order to gain advantage, you are eventually faced with one who throughly breaks it.I have thought that Witches have no control, and then I've met the martial artist Witch.I have doubted their wits, and bit the substitute hook, line, and sinker.I have used to consider witches mere things that just happen to contain some leftover thoughts, believed that the writings in their world are something like shadows of their past, and that I am putting them out of their misery, only to be begged by a teary-eyed witch to spare her Familiars, in rather broken Japanese.Some Witches are so fragile in what they are, that their nature changes under one's hand, and some are so strong within their world, that they can just do and be whatever they decide on, whenever.An Incubator would add, that this shifty unreliability and imperfection is the most valuable trait in humans.
What, then, you may ask, is the point of Witches being cataloged, and why should you read a book concerning the lore of Witches? Even if we disregard the quote of a strategist, there is also a much simpler saying: "Knowledge is power". Have you ever considered how much weaker could the Incubator's occasional "You don't need to know" be making you? It is my personal belief, that you do, indeed, always need to know. If knowledge holds no value to you itself, let it be power to protect what you hold dear, as well as smite that which you detest, that compels you to read on. Your learning materials are going to be mostly speculations about the internal mechanics of a Barrier, observations about certain stronger Witches that might give you the much needed edge over them, should you face the still living ones in the future, and finally, the gathered personal accounts of many girls regarding the more interesting Witches they have faced. Please, understand that the Classification of this book is E, meaning it merely must not leave the Twelfth Officio, but every operative can freely read it. This in turn means that it doesn't use anywhere near all the information available, and it most definitely won't use a single page located in the Librarium. Despite that, it will usually attempt to figure out the true state of things, using only the information that is not highly classified.Most notably, it must not contain any firsthand accounts from the Witches or Familiars themselves, even if the author did have access to a number of these.
Because of that, please keep in mind, the path to understanding is twisted itself, before even attempting to unwrap the chaos that most Witches revel in. The reader may attempt to memorize the many apparently nonsencial, and, at a glance, eldritch 'rune' scripts used by Witches, which clearly don't mantain any of the basic rules of scriptwriting, fit neither for pen, nor brush. But it would be much more useful if she chose to wiew it as battle notes, an excercise in tactics. And it might be more befitting of a wise person as well - after all, what you are fighting is a girl much like you, with her own life, which must also have been lacking, otherwise she never would have made the wish. Would you pry into her mind, if she was still human?I had been, quite uniquely as I am told, gifted with telepathy as my major power, so I've never had a choice in this matter. Someone else might find it to be an issue, though. Whether you can put this knowledge to practical use, and whether you would let pity stray your aim anyway, you will probably find, that through understanding the nature of Witches, you are coming to understand the nature of magical girls as well.
ON THE SOURCES OF IMAGERYThere is no single point that the contents of a Barrier would come from. If you would have believed a Barrier to just be the projection of a girl's mind, twisted with a certain complicated pattern every time, which is a common misconception, simple observation proves that wrong.A great example of this are the writings from arcane texts found in many barriers. Obviously, many Magical Girls of the Twelfth have memorized passages from the Necronomicon or the Tabula Smaragdina, so it would make perfect sense for these verses to find their place into their future Barrier, if they held them in high regard. But, take Goethe's theatrical novel, Faust, which happens to be the most common of these texts by far. It does intristically fit into most - perhaps all – Barriers, without question. But I doubt that all of the girls that have it present in their Barrier have read it. Actually, a quick poll in the Central Archive had proven that only few of the Vanus working there - all of them having some degree of education in literature per the Officio tradition - have actually ever read the book, or even seen any sort of an adaptation.Therefore, it seems that culture is a major force in a Barrier, and is completely unattached from the Witch herself. Human culture, to be exact, and mind that extraterrestrial witches come across as completely foreign and alien. I cannot simply explain why this works the way it does to a layman, because it had requied years to learn, and the intricacies of karma and fate are the most esoteric part of all magic. Still, I will try to further illustrate this issue on the profile of one of the known Great Witches, Liliana. After all, her Barrier is simple, compared to a standard Witch, but possibly the most well known of all to us.
Kamile Ignalina [Cl. Rank: E]Status: Active WitchKamile was the former Eversor Rank Leader of the Twelfth, a person of considerable skill, who had served the Officio for four years. She had turned into a Witch of her own volition, after being told about her upcoming promotion to a Warmaster, as witnessed by a significant part of the Officio staff. Using her own words, she did it "just to spite the cat and wreck his oh so important resources, because now it doesn't really matter anymore". Her Barrier had completely leveled the former Offico spaces in the catacombs under Prague's "Faust House", and she had subsequently killed more than a hundred of the Officio operatives present at the time, including some of the Vanus. Her rampage was only ended by the Warmaster's Aide issuing an order for tactical withdrawal.This event had prompted many changes within the Officio policy and structure.
Liliana, Witch of Escapism [Cl.Rank: E]Also known as: "The Big Fish"Card: [Witch of Escapism, with an immature nature. Even the act of facing her foes is running away from her immature nature that wants to run away. Attack and defense have become one, and she can't tell the hunter from the hunted anymore. To run away completely is to refuse every choice.]Engagements: 61, officially. Possibly more, held responsible for at least three unrelated squads of girls from different officios suddenly going MIA on the sea. Still active, always on the move.Barrier: It simply consists of sea surface with oversized walnut shells. In her first appearance, she had completely flooded the place with seawater, which remained even after she was long gone. On land, her barrier can only be entered through a water source in the area, which is generally dangerous and not advisable, since you would pop up under the surface. The water is filled with various rusty junk. It also seems, that deep below, on the bottom of the sea, there is pool floor. Strangely enough, that is all, there is nothing such as a Labyrinth. This, in practice, means that Liliana will immediately attack anyone who enters her Barrier within seconds.
There are no sightings of her Familiars anywhere outside the barrier, and they don't seem to attempt giving witch kisses to anyone. Liliana doesn’t seem to really use them for anything, try to feed them, or even acknowledge their existence at all. They aren’t aggressive, either. As a band, they are apparently attempting to play Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick. In combat, she is often described as incredibly fast for her size, and extremely tough. Despite that, she had been beaten, wounded, and chased away in the past, but always at great costs. Engaging her with any sort of power is definitely not recommended, unless you know precisely what you are doing. Tactics that made it even possible were mainly flying, great land speed, and teleportation, but they can’t win the battle alone.In the past, there were periods when scrying on Liliana would only reveal cold, empty space, suggesting she has left Earth. But she always comes back.
>>28580034god damn Moby Dick.
Commentary:I did not get to meet her, but miss Ignalina was very fond of Moby-Dick. She had apparently claimed that it has no place in the libraries for children, would quote it all the time, and it’s no surprise to anyone that she had ended up becoming a whale herself. I will skip over the main theme, though, mostly because it would inevitably mean going into the reasons for why she did what she did, which seems to be a touchy subject around here. I have no idea myself, anyway. The way it uses nutshells reminds me of the tradition of children sending nutshells with candles on water. This has no real meaning, kids just do it because it looks nice, and technically, it could mean anything she had associated this childhood memory with. If I had to guess, though, it’s usually done at night, so not only friendship, but also loneliness , isolation, possibly even fear, would be obvious guesses. The nutshells are a good example of association, usually the really fickle part of a Barrier.
The pool bottom had only ever been seen, because someone fell into the water by accident - in the water, you will get eaten right away. I don’t see much sense in it, but the girl who saw it says that it had appeared out of nowhere when she had looked that way.Well, sometimes, you can do something in the Barrier that you aren’t expected to do, and the whole place then has to adapt to what you did - much like if you had confronted someone with a whole new way of thought and he had to make his mind about it on spot. You can jump through a window that was only supposed to be a decoration, you can pull a rope and all the familiars just die all of sudden as if their strings were cut, something weird may happen if you hit a light switch one too many times. I have known a powerful girl, who would smash down on a witch so hard, she would often break through the floor of the Barrier, the hole leading to a completely different world before dissipating along with the Witch. These places are fragile, because they were just made, and are also incredibly dangerous.
The penguins are surprisingly the most interesting part of it all. You see, much like Miss Ignalina had, as she said, never actually seen a real whale – which is why she doesn’t dive and jump like one at all and just jumps out of the water like a piranha and bites everything in her path – she had propably never seen a penguin either. She had better things to do than visiting a ZOO, and considering her service history, she may well have been that one kind of a Magical Girl who had lived in the twisted world for so long, she had lost the entire notion of correctness. She had relied on her instinct a lot, and you may remember that she had described the way she fights Witches as "Kind of like doing what a smart animal does when it has to attack a human."
Her motherland, Lithuania, is far from the South Pole, so unless she was a passionate Linux user or so, adding a penguin through association is ridiculous. On the other hand, penguins do carry a general meaning, and thus it could be a case of an aforementioned cultural pattern. They are being used by many present day literary authors of various backgrounds and foci, as representatives for higher planes and forces. They also often represent the human unconscious and dreams, both of which fit right within a Moby-Dick Barrier.It gets a lot more interesting, though: There is no proper source for this meaning. The history of its usage is less than a hundred years old, because nobody has previously really cared about penguins, and older meanings seem to outright contradict it. All those writers are adding them, because they themselves feel like they fit. The meaning had historically first appeared in quite the obscure books, but ended up being referred to by even the most famous of psychologists. Sometime before the World War II, all the smart people had suddenly started dreaming about penguins. So, penguins are, in this sense, definitely a part of human culture now, but their presence in it is hard to justify by logic, and what they represent is the part of humanity which can’t be properly explained, either.
>>28580102This is awesome and very scary
Are you seeing the patterns yet? Witches are thoroughly insane, but their insanity is the one of man. You must understand this. Fighting them and fighting humans or other Magical Girls is the exact same thing. If you ever come across wars, or inter - Officio conflicts, the next time you kill someone whose language and customs you don’t comprehend, give it a thought. >An excerpt from "On the Nature of Witches", by Umika Misaki, Librarian of the Twelfth, former Librarius of the Tenth.>>28580123
>>28579687It'll come out next thread!
>>28580132An interesting read.
Rolled 8>>28580161moon bunny babies?
>>28579647Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived!Looking back at thread one, how do you feel about the raging popularity that this quest has gained?>seriously, it's impressive!
>>28580235Hahaha, I'm still not sure how it took off, but I'm really glad it did! And like that ridiculous picture, I plan to finish it, even if it takes me up to thread 500!
>>28579935>needs not fight a hundred battlesWell, this is wrong, since the quote is "If you know your enemy, and know yourself, you need not fear the RESULT of a hundred battles."Also, >It doesn't consider that choosing morality, or emotion, even impulsive actions, rather than calculating outcomes coldly, may often be the right path. is pretty much regarded as incorrect by many of the commentators on the work, since morality, and taking moral action, nearly takes up an entire chapter on how a general should prosecute a war and when a king should initiate one.As for the right path being often chosen based on emotions, that really does not appear to be the case, and the commentators explained why, as it usually led to defeat and failure.Culture playing a part in a Witch's powers and Barrier is an interesting idea, but I have to question a lot of the ancillary ideas tossed about by this Misaki.
>>28579142>still not as terryfying as futa witches
>>28578874Adolf Hitler>least likeable humanplease, anon. There are a lot of people who I like less than Hitler
>>28580335Ah, but if you polled everyone in the world as to their least favorite person of all time, wouldn't Hitler win?Actually it might be some person from Asia given population and all, but you know.
>>28580387Probably Cao Cao.
>>28580466Genghis Khan would probably beat Hitler easilyAs well as Cao Cao and any other villain you ight dredge up
>>28580745I don't think that's necessarily true - certainly it could be argued that Ghengis Khan and his horde did more damage/was worse than Hitler, but his not exactly being contemporary should seriously hurt his chances at winning. Same for Cao Cao although at least he has a lot of literature about his person around. Remember, this isn't a 'person I'd least like to meet' or anything asking for a rational or reasoned answer, but 'least likeable' which is more emotional - would your average Chinese person really have Cao Cao or ol' Khan as their least liked person?
>>28580906Then that's really a useless metric since it will change by the week, depending on who's being vilified on Sina Weibo at the time.
>>28580965Well, given the source comic and the fact that it was an insult anyway, this whole discussion is pretty pointless.
We still have a non golden deagle, right?
Well, better late than never.Threadly reminder that the updated Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDblink to the Fanart gallery: http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Fanart
>>28581589We should, but I can't remember if it's in our Inventory or Shield Inventory.
>>28581825eh, either's fine. Just so long as it'll be at hand if we need it.
>>28579231>It's just so convenient, you tell her. So comfortable. Yeah, you'll complain about some bits of it, but it always feel so familiar, like a second skin.>"Yeah. Yeah, I getcha. Like wearin' a really tailor-made suit. Fits you just right and everything." She lets out a wistful sigh. Wait. Kyoko's costume fits perfectly?Doesn't the underwear always need adjusting?>inb4 Kyoko doesn't wear underwear