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And we're back! This time with pastebin goodness!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommand

Archive:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Cyberpunk%20Idol%20Management%20Quest

Past Quests:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Valkyrian%20Mercs%20Quest
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Pararescue%20Witches

ROSTER AND STATS: http://pastebin.com/sTXjQKMF
FACILITIES: http://pastebin.com/5Fk5p19Y

You are the PRODUCER, a former soldier hired to manage a group of teenage girls on their rise to stardom, assuming they don't get killed in the process!

Last time, you were out recruiting prospective idols to get your entertainment company going. You already recruited 3 idols, and you were maybe possibly planning to get a fourth. However, it seemed she was a bit off the deep end, considering you were watching her literally shoot lightning from her hands at random people while laughing maniacally. True, the mob attacked her first, but still, it was sort of an unnerving thing to see. You also notice Jenner switching gears to reverse.

>Stay and see what happens.
>NOPE
>Other
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
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>>29138283

>NOPE
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
We came this far and she would be a great asset to us.
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
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>>29138283
>Stay and see what happens.
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>>29138283
>Stay and see what happens.

also
http://www.youtube.com/user/adultswim/videos?view=46&tag_id=UCgPClNr5VSYC3syrDUIlzLw.3.metalocalypse&flow=grid
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>>29138283
>>NOPE
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
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>>29138283
time to....
>NOPE
the nope out of here!
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>>29138283
>Stay and see what happens
>FROM A DISTANCE
>A VERY VERY FAR DISTANCE
>HOLY SHIT SHE'S LIKE A SITH OR SOMETHING GODDAMN SON
>Ask Julie about her
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>>29138283
>>NOPE
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Hire her as a bodyguard to the other idols, with a cover of being an understudy to the three. Unless she really wants to be a for real idol herself I guess.
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>>29138369
we need to get an assistant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hz3rv2pMgM
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
>"NEED ANY HELP!? NO!? I've got a job offer for you when you're finished!"
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
How high can the idol stats get?
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>>29138283
>Stay and see what happens.

C'mon, we can't miss this.
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>>29138283
>Stay and see what happens. But at a distance
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>>Stay and see what happens.

I like these also:
>>29138387
>>29138427
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>>29138283
>>Stay and see what happens.
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ROSTER:

NAME: Rin Shibuya
STR: 1
AG: 2
INT: 2
MOR: 8
APP: 2

PROFICIENCIES: Singing 2, Dancing 1, Photogenic 1, Negotiation 1

TRAITS:
IMPROVISE - Once per performance, Rin may reroll a skill check and take the best result.

---

NAME: Julie D'Aubigny
STR: 3
AG: 1
INT: 1
MOR: 8
APP: 2

PROFICIENCIES: Firearms 1, Heavy Armor 1, Melee 2, Singing 1

TRAITS:
Breach and Clear: When initiating a combat, Julie always has initiative.

---

NAME: Rochelle Wade
STR: 2
AG: 2
INT: 2
MOR: 8
APP: 2

PROFICIENCIES: Firearms 1, Light Armor 1, Melee 1, Dancing 1, Singing 1

TRAITS:
Stay Frosty: Rochelle provides a +1 bonus to perception checks whenever she is present.
Just putting this here for convenience.
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>>29138283
"Hold on." You say, squinting your eyes. "I think we might have something here."

"Are you serious?" Jenner blinks. "The girl's obviously crazy."

"Yeah, but how many chances do we get to see a girl that shoots lightning out of her fingertips?"

"I hope you know what you're doing..." Jenner sighs.

"Julie, do you know anything about her?" You ask your newly recruited Idol prospect.

"Ummmm, well, mostly just from rumors and all." Julie shrugs. "Everybody just calls her a freak because, you know, that lightning thing. It's definitely not from augs, because if you got the money for augs like that, what the heck would you be doing down in the Tombs?"

"Huh."

At this point, most of the mob that wasn't fried to crisp have fled, essentially leaving you as the only people in the immediate area. The feral girl's attention now falls on you.

>Um, let's get out of here.
>Try to reason with her.
>Other
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>>29138555
>>Try to reason with her.
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>>29138555
>>Try to reason with her.
Scream at her about bringing her to the surface
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>>29138555
>Try to reason with her.
if reason fails we end her or run for it
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>>29138555
>Try to reason with her.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
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>>29138555
>>Try to reason with her.
Whatever happens we cannot call her Sparky without a properly insulated shock-proof suit.
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>>29138555
Offer money in exchange for her services. Perhaps with a legal document involved.
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>>29138555
>Try to reason with her.

Ask if she'd like to get something to eat or something that gets her out of murder mode.
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>>29138590

Maybe treating her nicely would help seeing as she could be a mutant who had a shit life.
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>>29138555
>>Try to reason with her.
> Stare right back. " I've got an offer for you."
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>>29138555
>Try to reason with her.
"Great fireworks you got there. Ever considered a carrier in show business?"
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>>29138555
>>Try to reason with her.
>>29138554
Rin has shit stamina, but at least she could somewhat sing and dance.
Julie has decent stamina, but is shit at everything else, oh well at least she can sing.
Rochelle it pretty decent.
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>>29138583
Honestly, she can probably run faster than us, what with the genetic engineering and all.
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>>29138420
I think the army of hooded men would be better
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>>29138555
>Um, let's get out of here.
ditch the nutter and run!
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>>29138635
Not to mention the fact that she can probably fry us faster.

>>29138673
I agree, best case scenario is we have the fans do it for us.
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>>29138620
Yeah, maybe she'll be amused by our witty comment.
or maybe she'll decide to fry us with a lightning. it is about 50:50. pretty decent odds i say.
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>>29138554
I wonder what our Producer's stats would look like if laid out like this. Probably surprisingly high Singing & Dancing.
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>>29138684
Do you know that if you try to run away from a mountain lion it will run you down and attack you, but if you stare it down it won't approach because it doesn't want to risk injury?

Same idea
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>>29138743
Then you pet her of course. Everyone knows after you stare down a lioness you pat her head and scratch her ears.
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>>29138743
>mountain lion
well, if we DO recruit her, we'll have to house break her, teach her to read,write, and speak. make sure she is cured of all those nasty diseases she has picked up down here.... is it worth it?
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>>29138743
Predators don't fight other predators, and prey runs. Especially true f ambush predators.
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>>29138793
YES!
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>>29138789
It's more likely than you think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9FeWrnStnQ

I still wouldn't suggest it though/
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>>29138697
we need to make sure we NEVER book a gig in the middle east...
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>>29138555
"Okay guys, I'm going to chance it." You say, opening the door.

Jenner just gives you the "oh my god are you serious" look.

"Ummm, good luck, sir." Julie says in an attempt to be helpful.

You step out of the car and carefully approach the wild, lightning bolt shooting girl.

"Hey there, Miss." You say as calmly and diplomatically as possible, your hands raised to show you weren't armed. "I'm the Producer of Clover Entertainment. Do you think we can talk for a bit?"

The girl just looks at you for a second before you see a bright flash of light.

>roll 1d20
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>>29138793
An antibacterial flea bath and new clothes can turn gutter rats into decent looking bitches. As long as they never open their mouths. Because method.
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Rolled 5

>>29138866
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Rolled 8

>>29138866
Fuck you, lightning.
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Rolled 2

>>29138866
BRUTAL!
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Rolled 1

>>29138866
aww yee
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Rolled 20

>>29138866

We're so fucked, aren't we?
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>>29138866
I REGRET NOTHING
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>>29138873
*meth. On a tablet.
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Rolled 16

>>29138876
>>29138880
>>29138881
>>29138882

This is why this was a dumb idea
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Rolled 16

>>29138882
>>29138884
Fuck.
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>>29138837
Hmm? That wasn't sarcasm. >>29138789 was a serious post.
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>>29138884
Please! God, Merc, anyone! Use this roll!
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>>29138876
>>29138880
>>29138881
>>29138882
>>29138884
Well it was fun while it lasted. Jenner Quest time?
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>>29138902
>>29138903
Well, no pain no gain.
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>>29138876
>>29138880
>>29138881
>>29138881
>>29138881
Oh for the love of...
>>29138882
You're kidding, right? I sw-
>>29138884
GODFUCKINGDAMNITIFUCKINGSWEARTOGODWHATTHESHIT
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>>29138915
There's a one right before it. If the 20 counted if would be negated by the 1 anyway.
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>>29138884
>>29138882
>>29138881
>>29138880
>>29138876
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Rolled 10

>>29138866
we're doomed.
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>Something stupid
>Followed by horribad dice rolls.

It's like anon never learns.
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>>29138916
i guess we're back to PJ stikers now. this quest ended rather quickly....
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>>29138981
>>29138968
>>29138953
Can you guys stop bitching and just see what happens.
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Rolled 10

>>29138968

no. no they won't
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>>29138968
look on the bright side. this quest ended fast. so we can all have more striker fun!
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>>29138990
we have a good idea what will happen: Shit.
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>>29138990
We can't cause we dont know what happened yet so we'll keep bitching till merch posts update or it settles down.
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>>29138981
I feel bad since I want to see where this one is going but the possibility of PJ Witches ending so soon is disappointing.

>>29138968
Everyone knows the /tg/ dicebot is the most bipolar thing in existence.
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>>29138880
Well, you can't say that you were regularly hit by lightning in your military career. Sure, you experienced a lot of pain during your service but electricity was a whole different kind of pain. Your muscles tense and spasm as false signals course through your nerves and you collapse on the ground. You're not dead, but part of you sort of wishes you were.

Your vision starts getting all wonky too as your eyes try to adjust to the sudden electrical surge. Fortunately, most augs, especially military grade ones, were hardened against power surges and EMP blasts, but that didn't mean they were totally immune. Your arms felt a bit off and your ballistic computer had shut down temporarily.

"Heh, a silly human trying to tell ME what to do?" The girl spits. "Lookit you, you just fall down like the rest of them!"

>Play dead.
>Get back up.
>Other
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>>29138990
Regardless of whether they're right or not, I'm really starting to not like all these anti-hoody posters.
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>>29139040
>Get back up.
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Rolled 19

>>29139040
>>Play dead.

NOPE
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>>29139015
well, merc might go and pull a restart on this quest.
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>>29139040
>>Get back up.
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>>29139015
Yup, just look at my dice.
>>29139040
>>Get back up.
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>>29139040
>>Get back up
I get knocked down, etc
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>>29139040
>Other

Get back up and pretend I'm a zombie
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>>29139015
well people are trying to talk Merc into taking longer breaks as to avoid excessive timeskips.
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>>29139040
>Get back up.
"That was a most shocking experience!"
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>>29139040
>Play dead.
this one isn't worth it guys!
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>>29139040
>>Get back up.
Playing dead will make things worse.
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>>29139074
>your dice
How terribly indecisive.
>>29139040
>Get back up.
I'm half-expecting a bunch of gibberish when he tries to speak.
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>>29139040
>>Get back up.

Oh, I'm sure we've been hit with worse while we were deployed.
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1st rule of those looking for hope: Fall down 7 times, get up 8.
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>>29139040
>Get back up.

We'll just piss her off if we lie there.
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>>29139092
I like it, seconded.
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>>29139040
>Get back up.
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>>29139040
>Get back up
>Geek the fuck out over how she does that
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>>29139092
>>29139129
We shall best her with cheesy puns and stale witty comments i tell you.
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Were this thread to have a subtitle I'm pretty sure 'A Certain Shocking Psychopath' would be the best fit.
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>>29139040
>Get back up.

Any other choice and we wouldn't be living our life correctly.
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>>29139040
>Get back up.
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>>29139170
Seriously, how the fuck does this work? Where does the energy come from? How does she control it? Inquiring minds want to know!
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>>29139183
Electric Boogaloo?
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>>29139040
>>Other
>>Get up, raise our handgun to the ceiling, firing while yelling loudly
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>>29139229
o
u
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>>29139217
Lightning should take the path of least resistance to the GROUND. How on earth is she projecting it FOWARD? There's no wires, no conduit for the electricity - it's just travelling straight through the air! Perhaps it's not actual electricity, but some other form of energy or weapon designed to look extremely similar? But how would she even store such a thing within her body? Hey, you, do it again. I want to see it again.
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>>29139217
She channels the energy of pedos furiously masturbating to idols, transforms it into electromagnetic energy through the power of utter disgust, and then directs it by imagining her desired target being NTR'd.
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>>29139229
Stike Witches Questfag detected
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>>29139217

Magic mutant science. Don't you read your comic books, boy?
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>>29139229
I'm pretty sure that's just a standard celebration maneuver down here for the well-armed.
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>>29139317
Well it's less like yelling and more like hootin' an' hollarin'.
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>>29139279
> How on earth is she projecting it FOWARD?
Perhaps like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolaser

>But how would she even store such a thing within her body?

The original character is stated to have electric eel DNA
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>>29139220
Maybe for the sequel.

And if we manage to sign her she HAS to learn the electric slide. This is nonnegotiable.
>>29139331
Eh. Close enough.
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>>29139279
This is a great mystery indeed. Managing to sent the lightning on that path is even more of a puzzle than managing to produce lightning. She would have to make it so that the path through that person was less resistant than just simply travelling directly to the ground through air. But if traveling through that person offere so little resistance than the lightning wouldn't hurt the person, maybe tickle a bit at worst.
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>>29139040
"Hah.... that was... quite shocking..." You manage to croak as you slowly pick yourself up from the ground. You arms are still a bit twitchy, though. You might have to get them checked out.

"Ooooh, impressive. You're still alive!" The girl says, mild surprise on her face. "Okay, I'll give you a minute. Better talk fast."

"Well..." You pause for a second. You had thought of a general recruiting line, but you've totally forgotten in now due to the lightning attack, so you're forced to make it up on the spot.

"How would you like to be an idol?" You say bluntly.

The girl stays silent and you both stare at each other for what seems like the longest time.

"...what?" The girl blinks. Now genuinely surprised.

"Look... I'm not sure why you're down here, or how you do what you do with that lightning thing, which is really cool, by the way. All I'm concerned is finding girls with potential, and I think you've got lots of it."

"Waaaaaiiiiit." The girl narrows her eyes. "You're not trying to cheat me here, are you?"

>roll 1d20
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Rolled 14

>>29139387
Nooooooooooo?
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Rolled 15

>>29139387
Second time's the charm?
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Rolled 7

>>29139387
FUCK EVERYTHING
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Rolled 7

>>29139387
"I am totally legit."
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Rolled 12

>>29139387
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>>29139403
GOOD ENOUGH!!
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>>29139403
>>29139402
Good, something respectable. Unlike mine.
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Rolled 17

>>29139387
COME ONNNNNNNN
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Rolled 16

>>29139387
Oh sweet jesus.
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>>29139387
"Nope, no cheating at all. Though you would have to promise me, you will not be shocking people around you without my permission. Dont worry you'll have plenty things to fry with lightnings. Oh god! Imagine the stage shows!"
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Rolled 14

>>29139387
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>>29139422
She still probably gonna shock us though.
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Rolled 7

>>29139387
what could POSSABLY go wrong now?
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Stop rolling guys lest you waste good rolls.
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>>29139387
MAKE HER PROMISE NOT TO SHOCK PEOPLE WITHOUT PERMISSION.
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>>29139387
"Cheating someone means you get a small lump sum in exchange for losing access to a steady income. No, idols are a long-term investment. I mean, I could make money off of you for six or seven years, easy. Assuming you don't go around murdering your own fans of course."
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>>29139441
Hmmm.... I wonder what other applications those powers can do?

>Overload things
>Power supply?
>Manipulating current path
>Cooking?

I need to think of more applications...
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>>29139387
>hfw
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>>29139453
Hopefully as a comedic thing that is non-lethal and is only done to us.
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>>29139483
Jump-starting a heart/car?
That hair removal thing?
Things involving electromagnets?
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>>29139528
How about as a defib?
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>>29139483
Taze unruly fanboys, create powerful electromagnets (and thus railguns), restart a stopped heart, and with access to powerful acids electroplate various metals.
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>>29139483
>>29139528
>>29139536
>>29139546

She's like a mad science experiment you can cuddle with. Waifu her, waifu her now!
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>>29139483
>Zapping Producer
>Shocking Producer
>Frying Producer
>Blasting Producer
>Making Producer feel all tingly
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>>29139548
>>29139528
>>29139536
>>29139546

Now that you think about it, is her powers based on manipulating electricity or the manipulation of electrons? If it is the latter... god help us all.
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>>29139548
>you can cuddle with
This reminds me: I wonder if she's immune to her own powers. I mean if someone being shocked grabbed her would she be shocked too?

>>29139601
>manipulation of electrons
Shiiiiiiiiit.
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>>29139601

Just how much worse is electron manipulation from electrokinesis?
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>>29139601
She manipulates the love.
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>>29139387
"I just saw you fry a group of men like a bunch of eggs. You just laid me flat on my ass, and that's your way of saying hello. Why would I try to cross you, knowing what you can do?"
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>>29139642
Atomic explosion everywhere
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>>29139654

What? How?
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>>29139642
One would relatively easily destroy the world if one were able to freely manipulate the electrons.
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>>29139642
Everything made of matter is made of atoms. Each atom has a core known as a nucleus containing a positively charged proton and a neutrally charged neutron. The electron orbits each nucleus.
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>>29139670
If she could destroy the planet, she's not going to spend her time wandering around the tombs.
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>>29139671
>>29139642

That means EVERYTHING IN EXISTENCE can be a weapon for her to use.
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>>29139668
By finding H atoms and ridding them of their electrons.
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>>29139697
AKA instant Hydrogen Bomb.
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>>29139668
The Atomic bomb was created by splitting atoms with electrons
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>>29139387
ELECTRIC potential.
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>>29139403
"I'm not trying to cheat your anything like that." You shake your head. "Look, is this what you really want? To live down in this dump for the rest of your life?"

You motion to the blasted landscape around you that can't even enjoy the simple pleasure of seeing sunlight. Such was the nature of the Tombs.

"B-but there's a catch. There always is." The girl scowls, obviously still not fully convinced.

"Well, we got to teach you how to sing and dance, most likely how to read too, in a addition to general education, and all the required immunizations... it's going to be a lot of work, at our expense, of course. The only thing you have to do is to be good at putting up a show... and beating up a few people on the side."

"Okay... I'll give this Idol thing a try." The girl grudgingly agrees. "But only because I like getting paid to beat up people! And any funny business-"

"You'll shock us all, I know." You sigh. "Is it a deal, miss...?"

"Cole... just Cole." The girl says, with the faintest bit of sadness flitting through her eyes. "Never really bothered with last names or crap like that."

"Well, Cole, we have a deal, then?" You say, reaching out your hand."

"Deal." Cole hesitates at first, as if she can't bring herself to touch you, but finally shakes your hand. You wince a bit as you feel a slight snap like a static bolt. Even her skin feels tingly as is electricity was continually coursing through it.

>COLE RECRUITED

The ride back is a fairly awkward one, with both Julie and Cole in the backseat. In the confines of this car, and outside the borderline poisonous atmosphere of the Tombs, you can definitely tell both Julie and especially Cole were in need of serious cleaning up.

"You're a really crazy son of a bitch, you know what?" Jenner sighs. "I nearly thought you were dead!"

"Yeah... I almost thought that too." You laugh lightly. "But hey, we came out ahead, in my opinion.

"I hope so." Jenner shakes her head.

(cont)
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>>29139727
You turn to check up on your two girls, and smile as you see that they're both asleep. You're pretty sure these seat cushions were the softest and most comfortable things either of them felt ever.

"Okay, I guess we can start talking business now." You turn back to Jenner. "Our building has living facilities, right?" You ask.

"Yes, on our third floor. Enough space for six people to live comfortably, though we can cram in more if needed." Jenner nods.

"Well, Julie and Cole here are obvious, but what about Rin and Rochelle? I'm sure they already have their own living arrangements."

"Well, that's up to you, Producer. You can have them stay where they are right now, or you can have them move to the office dorms. It's your call."

>I think we can leave things as they are right now.
>We should move them all in.
>I'd like to ask them, at least.
>Other
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>>29139727
>COLE

...We got a genderbent Cole from Infamous?

I am surprisingly okay with this.
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>>29139743
>>I'd like to ask them, at least.

Maybe have a hotline to us if anything goes wrong.
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>>29139727
>Cole
Gotta get her the surname MacGrath later.

>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.
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Rolled 15

>>29139743

>>I'd like to ask them, at least.

But the goal should be:

>>We should move them all in.

We need the girls to start working together and getting used to each other.
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>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.
Give them the option, lay out the pros and cons.
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>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.
They should move in after business gets going though. It is bot more secure and more convenient for business.
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>>29139743
Ultimately leave it up to them, but make it clear that we'd prefer it if they moved in.
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>>29139743
>>I'd like to ask them, at least.
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>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.

Their call I guess, might be convenient to have them all centralized but it shouldn't be a problem if they don't want to.
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>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.

I get the impression Rin is definitely going to prefer staying at home with Cole and Julie around, probably Rochelle too.
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Rolled 4

I hope this new girl doesn't shock our staff...
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>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.

We will need them to move in if/when they become popular but right now it doesn't really matter.
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>>29139727
>>29139743
So what are cole's stats?
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>>29139833
We should've made her promise not to shock anyone. i don't know why nobody agreed to that.
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>>29139849
Because it funnier this way/
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By the way we should get Julie started on Dancing training as soon as possible in order to improve her dancing and agility
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>>29139833
I'm willing for her to express herself shocking people rather her potential "WMD" status as mentioned above.
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>>29139743
>>We should move them all in.

Might as well get everyone acclimated at once.

Also, I was thinking about our security situation. I mean yeah, we can have the grils trained to be OPERATORS in their own right, but you can never have enough in a cyberpunk society. So we can't hire out bodyguards ourselves, right? And the only way we'll be able to get a security team is if we hire out a squad from a PMC or security firm, right? Well, I was thinking somewhere down the road we might wanna seek a sponsorship from a security company in return for the usage of some of their...assets. Not to say that the girls won't be able to defend themselves, but I'd just feel better if we had some guards on-hand.
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>>29139884
Sorry, I'm a bit drunk. What I mean is I'm willing to tolerate her shocking people than her making WMDs.
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>>29139884
That is like letting her express herself by stabbing people in the face. It is not something you want your idol doing.
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>>29139881
I want to see how bad Coles stats are, and yeah she needs to dance.
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>>29139743
>I'd like to ask them, at least.
still...on a meta point, just WHO are these two girls we picked up from the tombs? are the trans plants from another show or orginals?
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>>29139765

I just hope we up this girl's good Karma enough that we turn her into some superhero/idol, and not a walking apocalypse.
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>>29139898
I like this idea. Get a PMC logo printed on some pantsu, have the girls wear it on stage, get operating operators who operate during operations with tactical accessories in return.
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Rolled 1

>>29139902

Shocking our people is still not acceptable.

Especially since our trainers are going to be riding them hard. If she does so, shes not going to be an idol.
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>>29139849
Plenty of time to lay down ground rules once we're back at base.

But don't think for a minute that she isn't going to shock US every once in a while. Its going to happen and no force on earth can stop it, its one of the unfortunate laws of nature when you've got an electromancer girl around.
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>>29139902
>>29139884
She's not a WMD. All Cole does is store large amounts of energy, the release it in a "controlled" manner. It's almost assured she's got nanobots or more likely genetic engineering out the ass.
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>>29139898
Sounds workable, and we have the PMC appoint the "highly visible and obvious guy that the girls can give a shoutout to and who is the distraction for the rest of the hidden team".
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>>29139965
I am more concerned about other people like fellow idols, stuff, random annoying fans etc...
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>>29139978
That is what I'm hoping for. That her powers are based on the manipulation of electricity, not electrons.
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>>29139978
>more likely genetic engineering out the ass.
Should we be concerned about a megacorp going "wait a minute, I recognize that ability from one of our failed but still patented products"?
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Personally I think we should give Rin some basic training. Hell, get them ALL some formal instruction, make sure they can work as a team if shit goes down.
>>29139989
>random annoying fans
Are you implying they wouldn't consider it an honour to be electrically violated by Cole-sama?
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>>29139996
Probably.

>Captcha: calamity vigenom
I'm guessing the name of the megacorp is Vigenom Incorporated.
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Rolled 14

>>29139996

Possibly.

Black Ops and all that.
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>>29139993
You took all that thing serious? Dude, go sober up.
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>>29139996
Yes, yes we should. I bet they have engineered a counter-measure for her powers.
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>>29140026
>counter-measure for electricity powers
Monkey D. Luffy?
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>>29139978

>Genetic manipulation

Why do I feel like her character arc involves being an escaped lab subject from a really powerful Biotech Megacorp?
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>>29139989
Well obviously we're going to tell her not to shock random people for no reason, duh. That's probably going to be lesson one in her crash course on existing in normal human society.

>random annoying fans
If she gets popular fans will be lining up to get shocked, mark my words.
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>>29139996
PLOT!
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>>29140035
He is an idol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQG0V2yHlEI
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>>29140026

Like some sort of exo-suit covered with a proprietary nanoweave mega-insulator?
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>>29140039
Maybe we should give her a tuning fork or something as a catalyst for her powers?
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>>29140052
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>>29140062
Or maybe they could somehow trap her in a Faraday Cage.
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>>29139743
"I'd like to ask them first, but ideally I want to have all of them under the same roof." You say.

"It makes sense." Jenner says. "I already downloaded their contact numbers into your phone.

"Thanks." You nod and check the hour. It's not too late, only about 10pm. You can't imagine any modern girl sleeping in now.

You give a quick call to both girls asking them about their housing situations.

"Sure, I got no problems." Rochelle responds. "Was actually kind of looking for an excuse to get away from my parents."

"Erm, I don't know." Rin says a bit apprehensively. "My family is also taking care of my grandparents at home and I don't really just want to leave them..."

>Let Rin stay at her house.
>Convince her to move.
>Other
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>>29139980

I was thinking we could go a little more branched-out than that. Photo-shoots with their squads/gear, commercial deals, maybe even a concert or three in or around the head office--any way to get our girls' associated with their products, short of stamping their likenesses on their not-AR's and not-AK's.
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>>29140036
Because that would be the cliche. I'm actually kinda hoping Merc has though up of something else, even if I can't.
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>>29140103
>Let Rin stay at her house.
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>>29140103
>Let Rin stay at her house.
Tell her it's ok for now, and we'll see how things goes once business starts for real.
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>>29140103
>>Let Rin stay at her house.
Make SURE she understands that moving will almost certainly be needed once she gets popular enough for safety's sake.
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>>29140093

What if they had net guns that fired webbing that acted as a flexible Faraday Cage?
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>>29140103
>Let Rin stay at her house.

We're not in the business of kidnapping teenagers from their families. Yet.
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>>29140103
>Let Rin stay at her house.
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>>29140103
>Other
Let her stay at her house for now but ask if we can speak with her parents to make arrangements in a day or two.
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>>29140103
>>Let Rin stay at her house.
At least give her a secure hotline to us if anything goes wrong.

>>29140149
I bet Cole hates chain-link fences.
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>>29140149
What if my toenail clippings tasted like raspberry icecream? Huh, what then?
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>>29140103
>Other
"You can stay there for now, but eventually it'll be a security concern. But by then I'm sure you can work something out. Maybe hire someone to take care of them.
Just remember that this is your job now, and your job is going to help you take care of them in the long run."
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>>29140103
>Let her stay... for now.
At some point it's not going to be viable. She should focus on getting ready for the move.
>>29140116
>Merc
>not cliche
Hah, nice one!
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>>29140103
>>Convince her to move.

I'd think her parents would be happy for her to be moving on up.
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>>29140103
>Let Rin stay at her house.

It might become necessary in the future if we get big enough that "holy fuck my idols are being kidnapped left and right" becomes a major concern, but for now its fine.
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>>29140103
>Let Rin stay at her house.
well, this means we could later on pick up one more idol into our roster.
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>>29140172
Then that means you would've, most likely, eaten your nail clippings at some point & that would be disgusting.
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>>29140187
I doubt it as the main limit is money, not dorm space.
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>>29139620
>This reminds me: I wonder if she's immune to her own powers.
The character from Coppelion is not and has to avoid water (I think she has a phobia even) or she'll hurt herself.
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>>29140103
>>Convince her to move
Perhaps I am just paranoid, but having our best singer off site is a security risk. A bad one.
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>>29140225
Been there done that.
Unfortunately they were not raspberry flavored
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>>29140266
The obstacles that I hate while playing InFamous
1. Chain-link fences
2. Water
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>>29140103
There's probably going to be training out the whazoo for all of them for a bit. It'd be better to have her nearby for scheduling. Once that's out of the way she could move back.
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Rolled 13

Merc, can we get Cole's stats?
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>>29140321
We need to line our room with chain link fences
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>>29140321
>The obstacles that I hate while playing InFamous
1. Has not been, and never will be, ported to PC
muh master race
>>29140364
We haven't even got her home yet geez.
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>>29140364
And the Producer's too, if possible.
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>>29140321
the first is due to "lame attempt at limiting your movement"/illusion of size/freedom
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>>29140364
Cole's stats will be coming shortly.

Producer's I'll probably release after this thread.

>>29140103
You mull over your options. On the one hand, you'd like for all of your idols to be in one place. However, Rin did have ample personal reasons to stay at her current house. You quickly check your map, looking at the relative distance between your office and Rin's residence. You note that it's not TOO far, but not exactly in walking distance. You suppose you'll have to worry about this later.

"Okay, Rin, you can stay where you are right now, but I expect you to be on time for practice. Is that clear?"

"Crystal, Producer." Rin affirms. "Don't worry, I won't let you down!"

With that the conversation ends. You sigh and pocket your phone.

"So what's the plan when we get back?" Jenner asks.

>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.
>I want to get a handle of how this producer thing is going to work.
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
>Other
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.

Did you honestly think we'd pick something else?
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140585
>>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
they probably smell funky... and clean the back seats. then
>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.
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>>29140585
>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.

Can't we do both? Support staff can be helpful with the latter after all.
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140585
>>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.

As much as getting those two cleaned up is appealing I think this is more important.

Also guys I hope you're not thinking about Waifuing the idols as I get the feeling that won't be allowed.
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
>inb4 unanimous vote
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>>29140585
>>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.

>>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140585
>>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.
>>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140652
>as I get the feeling that won't be allowed.
That's what make it so appealing. Always trying to woo them knowing it could never be.
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>>29140585
>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.
We need to make sure that everything is in order first.
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>>29140629
I don't really see how. We're just shoving them into the shower and locking them in until they get clean.
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>>29140689
And hoping that one doesn't try to kill the other.
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>>29140652
You clearly haven't played ANY idol games.
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>>29140585
>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
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>>29140687
I'd rather hope for fellow staffer Kotori-level and such, though that's not my sole reason for wanting to see the support staff.
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>>29140585
>>I want to see the support staff we're hiring.
>>We should get Julie and Cole cleaned up.
Multitasking. We look at resumes, Jenner helps teach the art of cleaning one's self
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>>29140687
There will always be inkei.net, anon.
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>>29140706
Hmm, that could be an issue....

Jenner is looking a little bit dirty, isn't she?
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>>29140689
provided they even know what a shower IS. that and those two should shower seperatly. electricity and water don't mix and all.
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>>29140652
Do you think that will stop /tg/ from trying?
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>>29140707
You clearly don't understand the massive no-no that is a producer being in a relationship with one of his idols.

>>29140761
Honestly I don't but I figured I'd try before they end up rioting like european soccer nuts.
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>>29140753
Gotta point there. And we only have one Jenner...
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>>29140730
Jenner is our Kotori
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>>29140707
We're here to PRODUCE idols, not fuck them!

You at least wait until they retire from being an idol and join the management staff first, come on man.
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>>29140829
Anon, don't you know you have to fuck girls in order to make them into idols? Geeze, get with the program.
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>>29140829
Don't look at me like that, P-san, I know the things you dream of doing to Hibiki~n
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Guys, guys! We can worry about the potential ethical ramifications of sexing up our idols later. Right now we need to figure out how to get 2 rather unclean girls cleanified when one of them will shock anybody who gets near and we can only trick Jenner into the shower once.
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>>29140904
>Jenner
pfthahaha
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>>29140904
Not to mention that Jenner would have our balls after we trick her.

>>29140884
Best Girl
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>>29140904
We're going to need a variable pressure hose, an enclosed space, some shades, and a well-practiced 'Deal With It' face.
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>>29140937
From now on, we're getting our security from the slums
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>>29140585
"I suppose first things first we need to get these two cleaned up." You say, motioning to Julie and Cole."

"I'm not looking forward to it." Jenner sighs. "And my car wash bill is going to skyrocket."

You finally return to the office, which looks just as dark and empty as before. Well, you're sure that in a few days things will be more lively as the new start to move in. Jenner parks in the garage and you gently wake both Julie and Cole up, with Cole giving you a nasty static shock when you do so.

"Hey Cole, I know it might be funny to you, but please try not to shock everybody around you. It's not nice."

"Fine, MOM." Cole rolls her eyes. "I don't like wasting my energy, anyways."

"So, first we'll show you two your rooms, and then we have to get you two cleaned up. Have to look presentable and all."

You can't say you're not amused by the contrast between Julie's overjoyed expression and the expression of sheer, utter horror on Cole's.

"Nice! I always wanted to see what a hot shower feels like!" Julie grins.

"Oh no, nononononono." Cole shakes her head rapidly. "That means water. I don't do water. I don't like water. You can't make me. NOPENOPENOPENOPE."

>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.
>Jenner, you take Cole and I'll take Julie.
>We might need to double team Cole for this.
>Other
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>>29140937
And two small white t-shirts.

"Hey, I offered you privacy and hot water you could control the pressure of, but noooo."
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>>29140937
Again, "will shock anyone who gets near". Maybe if we split them up, then corner Cole with the hose.

>>29140992
Agreed
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Rolled 5

>>29141011
>>We might need to double team Cole for this.
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>>29141011

>We might need to double team Cole for this.
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>>29141011
>>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.

It's not like she'll get shorted out from a shower, right?
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>>29141011
>We might need to double team Cole for this.

This will not be pleasant.
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>>29141011
>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.

Seeing as we're the only one with the electric shock resistant augments...
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>>29141011
>Other
"You're right, Cole. A shower isn't the answer for you; Jenner, we got any sponges?"
That's assuming sonic showers aren't a thing, of course.
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>>29141011
>>We might need to double team Cole for this.
It puts the lotion on the skin or else it gets the hose again.

Clariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
I can smell your cunt Clariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
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>>29141011
[x] Other.
"Hmm. What about pressurised air?"
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>>29141011
>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.
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>>29141060
>>29141039
>>29141032
Can Jenner take electric blasts? It might not be a good idea to expose her to that.
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>>29140904
Feed, Fox, Chicken. Bam.

As for the showers, Jenner helps Julie, Julie helps Cole. They both came from the Tombs, might as well build some sisterly report between the two.
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>>29141084
>take feed
>fox eats chicken
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>>29141084
Again, uncontrollable electric shocks. As icky as it is, I'm not sure we risk someone else dealing with Cole.
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>>29141084
>Both people going on the boat with the feed

If you can fit three in the boat at once, it's not really much of a puzzle.
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>>29141084
You can only take one at a time, anon. the fox will eat the chicken if you take the feed first. You have to take the chicken first, then come back for the feed. You drop the feed, take the chicken back, drop the chicken, take the fox, drop the fox, then finally go back and take the chicken. The trick is that you have to unintuitively take something back to the start.
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>>29141011
>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.

Well, if somebody is gonna get shocked, that might as well be just us.
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>>29141011
>We might need to double team Cole for this.
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>>29141011

Changing vote >29141039 to:>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.
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>>29141011
>>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.
Please don't make the hose necessary, Cole.

In the end the Producer adopts Cole & it's revealed his/her surname is MacGrath.
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>>29141121
Only one at a time
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>>29141011
>Jenner, you take Julie and I'll take Cole.
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>>29141057
>>29141070
These guys have the right idea. My vote's for other.
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>>29141011
>>We might need to double team Cole for this.
"Cole, in the line of work you are going to be entering, you need to be clean and presentable. There simply are no two ways about it. We can get you that way a few different ways, the easiest is a shower. Does it interact poorly with your ability?"
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Perhaps we should find out what her beef with water is? If its related to her powers, we could find her some futureshower that uses sound waves or something.
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If you're just sloughing dead skin, and removing grime and old sweat, you could use fine grit sand (preferably followed by pressurized air to get the sand out of your nooks and crannies) instead of water.
But eventually you need to get the compounds in your sweat that don't evaporate (like urea) off, and you DO need soap and water for that.
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>>29141286
or, you know, a non-conductive liquid with similar viscosity to water.

I can't actually think of any off the top of my head. Most oils are non-concudctive but are rather, you know...oily.
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>>29141317
Soap is made from animal fat is that close enough.
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>>29141317
We could dunk her in fruit juice and get the other girls to lick that off.
Because it would be inappropriate for P-san to be licking his Idols so soon.
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>>29141273
On our budget? I don't think that's happening. Air hoses seem like a bad idea. Sponges and gloves sound best at preventing dangerous shocks (and seem kinder than a water hose) but if we have to use the hose we have to use the hose.
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>>29141317
Yeah, good luck with that.
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>>29141317
Does "pure water", as in lab-made water without any impurities that conduct electricity, count?
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Rolled 15

>>29141356

Or toss her into a nice hot spring
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>>29141363
100% water? It would become conductive because of the dirt, lel.
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>>29141363
Wouldn't the fact that impurities would enter the water and make it conductive by the very act of using the water to shower with, make it an exercise in futility?
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>>29141379
And possibly kill her? I don't think so.
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Rolled 7

>>29141397
cant hate hot springs once you get in them
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How about steam cleaning?
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>>29141411
Unless you're dead from electrocuting yourself.
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>>29141411
can't enjoy them if you're dead.
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>>29141363
>>29141395
You'd need to have a high flow of distilled water to keep everything moving so she doesn't zap her shit.

Actually getting her hair clean is probably impossible via that.
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>>29141379
That's even worse than the hose!

>>29141411
They are when they hurt you! Sponges are best, the hose is a backup if she gets unruly.
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God, how are we going to get her clean her without going full sponge bath?

I just love the process when tg, tries to come up with solutions to problems.
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>>29141444
The amusing thing will be when she can clearly just shut off her powers and take a shower normally, but past experiences in the Tombs simply made her afraid of people using water against her in combat.
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http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/06/25/drybath-how-to-take-a-shower-without-using-any-water/

We are in the future, maybe this is being commercialized already?
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>>29141461
simple solution: have julie clean her, maybe they start a friendship, provide rubber gloves in case of zappyness
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>>29141476
She said she can do that already.

She's just being a pussy about it.
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Guys I can't into electrical engineering so correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't we just ground her out before we apply water?
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>>29141479
Looks like it only removes dirt and bacteria, not oils and other stuff that soap and water removes.
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>>29141011
"Okay, how about this. Jenner, you handle Julie. I don't think she even knows how to work a shower."

"I do too!" Julie protests. "I sorta... read about them."

"Whoa, you can read? Must be fuckin' royalty, aren't you?" Cole snorts.

"Now now, Cole, Julie's going to be one of your partners, so you should learn to behave." You say, grabbing her by the ear.

"H-Hey!" Cole yelps and tries to shock you through the contact but your augmetic arm insulates you from the worst of it. "Now, I know you may be wary about your powers react badly with water, but I'm pretty sure a shower is fine, right? It's not like you're being dunked in a lake or anything."

"Yeah, I know that it's just that..." Cole frowns. "Look, a lot of people may enjoy showers but I don't. It just feels... I don't know... WEIRD."

"Well you're going to have to get used it." You sigh as you guide her to her dorm. "There should be a towel in there. Just undress and come back out with the towel."

"Yeah yeah, whatever." Cole grunts before going into her room. As you wait, you see Jenner guiding a towel clad Julie to the bathroom. Due to space concerns, the bathroom on the dorm level was communal. You look away as they pass by so you won't give them impression that you're staring. You have to be professional about this, after all.

"Okay, let's go." Cole says.

You turn and your eyes widen you realize Cole is standing in the middle of the hall naked. She's holding her towel, but she's just not wearing it.

>roll 1d20
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>>29141536
it's a phobia problem, not an engineering problem.
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>>29141497
No way in hell is Julie getting near her. The kid's delusional, quite frankly. Jenner maybe, but it's still a bit dangerous. It may involve a lot of averted eyes and vague gesturing, but us going in alone is the safest way.
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Rolled 4

>>29141574
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>>29141574

....Ok.
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Rolled 10

>>29141574

Hope this goes well
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>>29141574
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>>29141574
We are so fucked...
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>>29141604
...I guess it goes 50/50. I hope we have a stat boost to this roll.
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Rolled 3

>>29141604
>>29141591
>>29141590
Oh, at least it wasn't a 1.
That'd be a boner.
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>>29141590>>29141590
>>29141591
I hope this wasn't an important roll
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>>29141617
Yes, yes we are.
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Rolled 3

>>29141617
Why do I keep forgetting how to roll?

>>29141590
>>29141591
>>29141608
This is going exactly as well as I thought it would
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On the bright side, she seems one of those sorts who don't care. If she was really concerned about her modesty, well we'd be in trouble.
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Rolled 19

>>29141574
oh god oh god oh god
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>>29141590
>>29141591
>>29141590
>>29141591
>>29141604
>>29141608
>>29141608
of course this is the roll we fail horribly
much lol
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welp
wait what are we even rolling for?
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Rolled 14

>>29141574
This isn't going to go smoothly, is it?
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I'm just hoping we get some sort of state bonus to our roll.
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>>29141650
How badly Cole will react to this, on a scale of 1-20

Please?
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>>29141650
Probably a composure check or something
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>>29141574
She's already naked in the middle of the room. It's not like she cares right? Riiight?
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>>29141574
Don't blink, don't react, don't show any emotion at all. Don't even fucking sweat. Just deadpan stoic this all the way.
"I meant for you to be wearing the towel to preserve your modesty. Not just because it's good manners, but because part of what we're going to be selling here is your sex appeal. And part of selling sex appeal is teasing the *idea* of nudity, but never actually giving it away. The more people who see you naked, the less valuable that becomes, and the less money you'll make.

Unless you wanted to get into porn or something. I mean, it's not too uncommon for retired idols to do that, but you should still probably build your idol image first, and then do the pornography. It's just not really feasible to do it the other way around you know. Used goods and all that."
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>>29141671
It'll be interesting how Julie and Cole'll be styled as being an idol is about appearance as much as singing talent.
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>>29141669
"wait, you're a boy?"
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>>29141671
Maybe she wants to see how we react as a test?
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>>29141695
>>29141691
Oh god my sides
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>>29141691
This but skip porn. She is a young woman and it does not do to be so crass, regardless of her background.
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>>29141604
You quickly spin around on your heel so as not to show Cole the utter horror on your face.

"Huh? Is something wrong?" Cole asks from behind you.

"Uh... erm... maybe I was making too many assumptions..." You stammer as you try to regain your compsure. "But up here, girls generally don't walk around naked all the time."

"Well hey, this is my home now, right? I pretty much walk around naked where I lived all the time." You can imagine Cole just shrugging.

"You're not going to be the only one that lives here." You point out. "You might um... make the wrong impression."

"Fiiiiiine." Cole sighs. "Okay, you can turn around now."

You turn to see Cole with the towel wrapped around her body, hiding the naughtiest bits.

"Better?"

"Better."

You both make the short trek to the bathroom, where you decide to take the shower stall farthest from Jenner and Julie, for privacy reasons.

"So, do you like, explode when you touch water, or something?" You ask as Cole steps into the shower.

"Eh, well... it's more like my powers short out." Cole explains. "Can't use 'em at all while I'm wet, so naturally I'm vulnerable when I'm wet."

"I see." You nod. You wait for Cole to turn on the water but you hear nothing. "Um, Cole is something wrong?"

Cole then pokes her head out of the stall.

"Ummmm, can you turn on the water for me? I... I can't do it."

>Turn it on for her.
>Convince her to get over her fear.
>Other
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>>29141691
Does she even know what porn is?
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>>29141742
>Convince her to get over her fear.
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>>29141742
>>Turn it on for her.
Do it just this once. After this, she will have to learn.
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>>29141742
>Turn it on for her.
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>>29141742
>Turn it on for her.
"Don't worry, you'll get used to it."
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>>29141742
>Turn it on for her.
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>>29141742
>Turn it on for her.

We don't fucking have time for this.
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>>29141742
>>Turn it on for her.

I hope these girls clean up well.
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>>29141742
>>Convince her to get over her fear.
"It's ok, sweetheart, I will be right out here. You are among friends here, so nothing bad is going to happen if you can't use your powers. I'm right here, so don't worry so much."
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>>29141743
If there aren't holographic pornographic billboard ads, it's not really much of a cyberpunk dystopia.
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>>29141742
>Convince her to get over her fear.
and TELL her how the shower works.
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>>29141789
Some comforting words are required, regardless of the choice.
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>>29141811
Who would adveritse in the Tombs?
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>>29141789
Dis. All of it.
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>>29141789
this
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>>29141807
That's a bit much what with her having very little real reason to trust us yet.
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>>29141742
>>Other
Put your hand over hers and help her turn it on
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>You quickly spin around on your heel so as not to show Cole the utter horror on your face.
oh god what
>>29141742
[x] this >>29141789
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>>29141896
Perhaps. I was hoping, given her situation, that a small measure of kindness might be seen a sufficient to invest trust in us. Us extracting her even after she whacked the mob and her zapping the fuck out of us might have served as a good first step.
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>>29141854
People recruiting underage girls to sell their body as video entertainment?
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>>29141928
STOP THE PRESSES

This. So much this.
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>>29141928
Agreed. I support this motion.
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>>29141928

I'd support this if possible.
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>>29141947
I see what you did there.
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>>29141928
>Endure brief zap of fluster and panic before water extinguishes it
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>>29141947
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>>29141928
This, damn!
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>>29141928
Nice.
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>>29141928
this is gonna go horribly wrong but i want it to happen
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>>29141928
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>>29141928
THIS!

>>29141947
Do you think there is anyone crazy enough to walk up to a girl that can shoot lightning out of her hands and try to recruit her for something like that?
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>>29141947
Yup this one.
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>>29142000
i am SURE there is a loli femdom market out there that would be interested
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>>29142000
I dunno, but if there is anyone that crazy, surely they have the balls to try to hold her hand in the shower.
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Rolled 16

>>29142015

Actually, thats the safest time since she can't shock you.
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so if she blushes does she turn into pikachu?
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>>29142027
Doesn't mean she can't shock you later once she's dry and you're vulnerable.

>>29142032
God I fucking hope so.
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>>29141742
Heh, for a semi-murderous girl who can shoot lightning powers, you can see that Cole really was nothing more than a scared kid inside. Extremely powerful, yes, but still rather vulnerable in her own ways.

"Okay, I'll do it just this once." You say. "But you're going to have to learn to do it yourself. And don't try to fool me by not bathing, or we'll have to hose you down."

"F-fine." Cole scowls.

You lean in and turn the handles.

"T-too hot!" Cole complains.

You sigh and adjust the handles.

"Now it's too c-cold!"

"It'd be easier if you did it yourself." You shake your head and do one final adjustment. "There."

"T-thanks, Producer." Cole says a bit reluctantly.

About fifteen minutes later, the girls are cleaned up and dried up, dressed in simple T-shirts and shorts.

"Hm, we'll have to get them some better looking clothes." Jenner notes.

"Yeah, but this should be fine for now." You nod and turn to Julie and Cole. "Okay girls, now remember, you need to shower at least once a day. Hygiene is important."

"Roger that, sir!" Julie nods.

"Whatever." Cole pouts.

"Right, well, I think that's it for today. You two can go back to your rooms."

Once the two girls are gone, you finally breathe a sigh of relief.

"Dear lord, I hope the others are easier to handle."

"Well, girls from upper class distracts have their own quirks to deal with." Jenner sighs and looks down at her suit. "I knew going into the Tombs was a bad idea. I smell like a dead skunk."

>You know, you CAN shower in here.
>Yeah, sorry about that.
>Other
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>>29141928

You LEWD sonnuvabitch--!
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>>29142032
I dunno. Is she yellow?
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>>29141928
Shit, I missed this one.
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>>29142015
That's a security consideration we'll have to keep in mind; Cole is most vulnerable during and right after showering, and we'll have to take that into consideration.
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>>29142074
I think everyone in the thread would be okay with you retconning the last post to include it.
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>>29142056
>>You know, you CAN shower in here.


>>29142058
you call THAT lewd? You have seen NOTHING fool!
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>>29142056
>>Yeah, sorry about that.
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>>29142056
>>You know, you CAN shower in here.
>>Yeah, sorry about that.
>>29142056

Offer but not lewdly
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>>29142077

Well, if we had a goddamn security team we could just post sentries right next to the washrooms. Until that point, though--yeah, it's gonna be a problem.
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>>29142056
>>You know, you CAN shower in here.
Shower party? Shower party.

>chsUsu agent
Agent Chsusu will be our intel specialist.
>>29142074
I'll be satisfied if you at least tell us what her reaction would've been.
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>>29142056
>Yeah, sorry about that.
She'll probably want to shower in her own apartment.
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>>29142056
>>You know, you CAN shower in here.
>>I ain't turning on the shower for you, though.
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>>29142083
I'm iffy on it, but I'll play along if everyone else wants to.
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>>29142059
shiny pikachu?
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>>29142090
>>29141993
>>
>>29142056
>Yeah, sorry about that.
then
>You know, you CAN shower in here.
...for that matter, i'll wait till you're done, and get one myself.
>>29142074
merc... watch the thread more.
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>>29142102
>>29142056

Seconding this.
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>>29142083
I agree.
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>>29142074
You could make it happen later on, maybe tomorrow when she showers she still doesn't feel ready to open it alone?
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>>29142111
Works for me.
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>>29142168
I'm willing to support this idea.
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>>29142187
It's a nice way of including that lost opportunity.
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>>29142168
id rather this then retconning something
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>>29142074
While i agree with >>29142083 , do whatever you think would be the best way to go about it.
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>>29142209
We just need to remind everyone else to make the suggestion.
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Rolled 20

>>29142056

>>Yeah, sorry about that.
>>You know, you CAN shower in here.
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>>29142168
i second this idea.
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>>29142056
"Well, you CAN take a shower in here" You point out. "Not like anybody's going to complain.

"Hmph, guess you have a point." Jenner sighs.

"And for what it's worth, I'm sorry about dragging you down Tombs and ruining your car."

"Yeah, well, I expect you to make it up to me sometime. Maybe a really expensive lunch or something." Jenner shrugs. "Anyways, I think we're done for the day. I'll see you tomorrow."

"Yeah, see you." You nod and walk out of the bathroom to give Jenner her privacy.

>Go check what Julie and Cole are doing.
>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
>Maybe you should do more research on Rin and Rochelle.
>Other
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>>29142469
>Go check what Julie and Cole are doing.
If nothing interesting:
>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
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>>29142469
>>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
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>>29142484
this
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>>29142469
>Maybe you should do more research on Rin and Rochelle.
We've met 2 of the four. Let's research the others!
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>>29142469
>>Go check what Julie and Cole are doing.
>>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
>>See if anyone wants food. I'm hungry.

>touching tDeese
captcha pls
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>>29142469
>Go check what Julie and Cole are doing.
>Maybe you should do more research on Rin and Rochelle.

with emphasis on finding possible security risks and making contingency plans.
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>>29142469
>>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
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>>29142484
This.

If they're not trying to kill one another or aren't about to try we can move on.
>>
>>29142497 (mine)

>>29142505
change to this
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>>29142469
>>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
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>>29142469
>Go check what Julie and Cole are doing. [#]I guess
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>>29142469
>Maybe you should do more research on Rin and Rochelle.
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>>29142469
>>Go check on Jenner's files on your support staff.
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>>29142484
i 3rd this,
>>
sorry I am late I just got done watching the ufc fight from the bar. Silva's leg snapped BIG time
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>>29142469
As you walk out of the bathroom, you take a chance to take a quick peek at what Julie and Cole are doing. Rather than go back to their rooms, they both seem to have decided to hang out in the floor's small recreation lounge, where Julie is watching TV and is totally engrossed by the latest episode of WILDEST POLICE CHASES. It seems like this episode is coming from the headcam of a cop gunning down an entire drug lab by himself. Meanwhile, Cole seems to be fast asleep on the couch. You decide not to bother them and keep going.

Getting down to the office floor, you stop by Jenner's desk, where she left quite a few files and documents about the support staff you're hiring.

>Investigate Songwriter
>Investigate Dance Instructor
>Investigate Counselor
>Other
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>>29142799
>>Investigate Counselor
First things first.
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>>29142799
>>Investigate Counselor
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>>29142799
>>Investigate Counselor
Let's see who the poor sap is.
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>>29142799
>Investigate Counselor
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>>29142799
>Other
Put blanket on Cole

Then
>Investigate Counselor

I will be honest with you, I don't think either of the other 2 will be any interesting.
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>>29142799
>Other
>All of them
>Order champagne, energy drinks, and fried food. It's time to celebrate Producer-sempai, you're employed again!
>>
A suggestion: Keep tabs on our staff. Specifically the ones we don't screen, there might be sleeper agents.
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>>29142799
Investigate all three, you're their producer and head of security.
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>>29142799
>Investigate Songwriter
we must have songs
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>>29142799
>Investigate Dance Instructor

Any Martial Arts Training
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>>29142799
>Investigate Counselor
I would say do them all, but starting here seems good.
>>
well I need to hit the hay. My back is fucked up for some reason
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>>29142799
You first pull out the file for you Counselor, a Lillith Chalmers. Born in Wyoming, and later moved to California.

Browsing through the file, you see that she had once been an idol herself, which gave her unique insight on the life of an idol most other therapists probably wouldn't have. However, the file doesn't really go into detail what she did as an idol, as if she wasn't particularly proud of that time of her life.

Other than that, after she left the idol business, she went back to school and got a degree in clinical psychology, among a few other titles. No criminal record, but Jenner does note that she's at least somewhat sympathetic to groups that call for a reform in the idol industry. Jenner's notes further state that while there's no indication that she's a threat, it's best to keep an eye on her.

"Mr. Producer." You hear the Boss' voice echo throughout the building's intercom. "If you are still present, can you please report to the control room? I have something to show you."

>Go now.
>Stay and read one more file.
>Other
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Rolled 19

>>29143047
>>Go now.
>>
>>29143047
>>Go now.
Seems important.
>>
>>29143047
>>Go now.
Read another as we go.
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>>29143047
>Go now.
Files can wait.
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>>29143047
>>Go now.

Wonder what this could be about?
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>>29143047
>>Go now.
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>>29143047
>>Go now.
We have a control room? Why? It's a fucking office, what is there to control?
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>>29143047
>"Mr. Producer."
Well if we didn't have confirmation of the MC's gender before we do now.
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>>29143047
>Go now.
Go talk to the boss man
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>>29143097
Lockdown mode? Security cameras? Drone Control? I wonder what the Boss has to show us.
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>>29142886
Writing idol songs is easy. Just take the lyrics from christian rock songs, replace all the words about God and Jesus with references to a male familial member, and then put it to a generic, upbeat, over-synthesized pop track. Put the girls in the skimpiest outfits you can get away with and make sure they appear as sickeningly upbeat, enthusiastic, and generic as the music sounds. Emphasize the personality quirks of the individual idols in a really stereotyped and harmless way that's as broadly appealing as possible.

Bam, you're in the idol industry and rolling in dough.
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>>29143128
>inb4 we're being assaulted by nazi zombie dinosaurs from space.
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>>29143138
...excuse me, I have a plane ticket to book
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>>29143138
well it worked for cartmen
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>>29143138
"I wanna get down on my knees and start pleasing jesus!"
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>>29143128
I hope there's at least one trapdoor somewhere that safely deposits people right outside the front entrance
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>>29143150
Damn those Neo-Nazi's and their cloning technology!

"Gentlemen, at times like these our capacity to retaliate must me MASSIVE to deter all forms of aggression." *Cue weapons rack appearing*
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>>29143138
This is cyberpunk, right? Surely there are procedurally generated pop songs by now. Hell, we have the technology for that already. Just plug in the girls' vocal ranges and whatever shit is trending this week, and boom, formulaic 4/4 pop song with the save verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus structure and the same four chords.

Hell, you can even vocaloid that shit. No need to get meatspace girls involved at all unless they're daughters of important Yakuzas.
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>>29143256
But if the audience is essentially fed the same thing over and over again, how would they know what they want? I think we should try something...different so the fans would come crawling to us for more, but I can't think of what to give them.
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>>29143256
>meatspace
For some inconceivable reason this never fails to make me smile.
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>>29143283
So far real-world pop music has not had that problem.
>>
>>29143306
>>29143256
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOlDewpCfZQ
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>>29143306
But if you think about it, there are just a finite number of notes the human ear can pick up, and a finite combination for them to be arranged. If anything, all music can be recycled because people like repetition and patterns. It fades to obscurity only to reemerge just when people are just about to forget it.
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>>29143283
If you want auteur artists, we could find a legitimately good band, then have their brains extracted and put in cyber-lolis.
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>>29143341
I was waiting for that to pop up.
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>>29143346
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAcjV60RnRw
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>>29143047
You set down the files. You guess you'll just have to look at them again another day.

It takes you a little while to figure out, but you finally find you way to the office's control room, which also sort of doubles as your office. In here, you see that a lot of money and care went into it. There was a lot of state of the art machinery in here. Some computers for personal and work use, a large holographic map of Delta City, and a large, but familiar looking console in the back.

"Ah! Producer! Good to see you!" The Boss says happily as he steps out from behind the holo map. "I just thought I'd show you around your office before I leave for the night!"

"It's... pretty impressive." You admit. "Where did you get all this?"

"From a previous life of mine." He says vaguely. "But come, I do have something special to show you!"

The Boss then guides you to the rear of the room to the mysterious console, and now you're sure what it is.

"Boss... what the hell is a Harbinger BattleCom System doing in here?!" You blink in surprise.

"Why, to give us an edge in this business, of course!" The Boss grins.

(cont)
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>>29143389
You're somewhat shocked. This was top secret military hardware here, used to coordinate and control troops on the battlefield. While BattleComs were not uncommon in this day and age, Harbinger classes were something extra special, since they were nearly impossible to hack and harder to jam. Nobody really knew how they worked, though some suspected some sort of fancy quantum mechanics or something like that. Either way, you've seen these used only exclusively for special forces and covert ops.

"How... how did you get this?!?"

"I have my ways." The Boss grins. "You've used this system before, yes?"

"Yeah." You nod. "It can interface with either brain aug or injected nanites and creates a direct line of communication between you and other users."

"And you should know the Harbinger's OTHER special feature."

"...and under the right circumstances the commander can direct control of one of the connected soldiers."

"Correct. I'm sure you'll find this VERY useful."

>You do have a point.
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
>Other
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>>29143389
>>29143399
I sense we should ask him to tell us more about this "previous life".
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>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
>>
>>29143399
>You do have a point.

If it's the difference between them getting shot or not, I want it.
>>
>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
>>
>>29143399
>I don't think I'd make a convincing idol, boss
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>>29143399
>>You do have a point.
But I'm not sure they would agree to it.
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>>29143399
>>You do have a point.
HA HA TIME FOR LOLI SAS ASSAULT
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>>29143399
>I don't think I'd make a convincing idol, boss
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>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!

My troublesome sense of ethics objects.
>>
>>29143399
"We can use this! We can turn our roadies into unstoppable super-roadies!"
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>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!

What the flying fuck?

OK, we say no AND we keep a very, very close eye on the girls from now on.
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>>29143399
>You do have a point.
We know how this works, we know that it can save lives.
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>>29143399
>You do have a point.
Man, this feels like Deja vu.
>>
Rolled 14

>>29143399
>>Other
"Only if I absolutely have to in an emergency. These are still teenage girls."
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>>29143399
>You do have a point.
>...but I'm not using it on anyone without consent. That's how it was back in the day and that's how it's going to be now.
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>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
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>>29143399
>>Other
Last resort only.
>>
>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
>>
The options I see are:
1. We assume direct control to protect them. Though there may be issues if we're in a situation where we have to prioritize who to control at one time.

2. We train them to be able to defend themselves, but at the cost of not being able to do the job ourselves.

3. Last resort: CODE BLACK
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>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!

Fuck no, fuck no, and FUCK NO.
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>You do have a point.
>>
>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
>>
OK, someone explain to me how mind controlling teenage girls onto killers is in any way right or ethical. Explain yourselves.
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>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!

Is this my moral code talking? Yes.

Do I give a flying shit? No.
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>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!

These are lives and remember we have an electromaster
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>>29143497
Wait, what's morally bad about assuming direct control to save their lives?
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>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!

I am not turning our idols into fucking meat puppets.
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>>29143488
Because empty-headed pop idols make the second-best assassins in the world.
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>>29143508
the assuming direct control part
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>>29143508
Because these are girls with their own free will and we just meet them and while it may seem like something with good intentions, this is kind of shady
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Time to live out Producer's dream of being a teenage idol.
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>>29143508

The part where they turn into our meat puppets for the duration.
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>>29143508
This is reminding me of how Ravenor from 40k would assume control of his retinue.
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>>29143508
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_hazard

Do you honestly think we're going to be the only ones with the access codes? Are you really that naive?
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>>29143488
Because of the context of the situation.

1.) They're gonna be killers regardless of the use of this system, if they aren't already killers anyway.
2.) The use of the system could very well save their lives.
3.) We are responsible for their safety, well being, and success.
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>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
>>
>>29143488
How is recruiting teenage girls to expose their bodies and sing shitty music morally good?
How is training them to be assassins and soldiers so they can compete with other idols morally good?
How is working in an industry where teenage girls try to kill each other morally good?
How is thinking of seducing the underage girls who are also dependent on us morally good (because yes, in no time there will be talks of it)?
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>>29143537
We'll just have to kill or otherwise neutralize anyone who even thinks about attempting to abuse the system.
These are OUR girls damnit.
>>
If we do choose not to assume direct control, should we disable it or should we keep it just in case for CODE BLACK?
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>>29143565
all of that is better then taking over their bodies and the training them to be solders part is to keep them safe
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>>29143399
>>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
I think he's testing us
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>>29143578

Just in case.
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>>29143591
What if we used it to control a robot or a drone? Would it be alright to use the system then?
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>>29143548
>1.) They're gonna be killers regardless of the use of this system, if they aren't already killers anyway.

This takes away their choice in the matter. With this they are nothing but slaves.

>2.) The use of the system could very well save their lives.

How the fuck will it do that? What makes you think that we'll be so much better at controlling their bodies then they are?

>3.) We are responsible for their safety, well being, and success.

You are exactly right. And this system represents a grave danger to safety, well being, and success.

>>29143565
Because in none of those scenarios are the girls turned into mind controlled slaves
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>>29143611
as long as the robot or drone was not already controlled by an smart AI
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>>29143591
Harbinger is very disappointed, he never took advantage of any collectors while on the job.

>>29143618
It's not permanent. Have you played Mass Effect?
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>>29143399
What the fuuuuuuuck.

>Other
"It will be useful, if we use it... Should I assume we wouldn't be the only ones?
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>>29143640
>It's not permanent. Have you played Mass Effect?

It can be activated at any time you idiot. It is permanent.
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>>29143618
To be a Devil's Advocate,

Let's say one of the idols finds a bomb, and she is the only one there. It can only be defused by us. The bomb will envelop a 1km radius. Is it alright to assume control then?
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>>29143522
so youd rather we watch them bleed to death when we could have stepped in and saved them
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>>29143640

I've never seen one of Harbinger's possessions to leave the subject alive.

>>29143611

As long as we aren't using human beings as meat puppets.
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>>29143618
We're a soldier. They're little girls with little-to-no combat experience.

We can tell the girls beforehand that their contract includes a brain-hacking clause if they're in mortal danger, or just start fucking up onstage.
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>>29143666
Before or after Sepherd gets through with them?
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>>29143618
What if someone with little potential for combat, such as Rin, is faced with a life or death situation, with no outside support.
Would it be better to let the teenager with no training handle the situation or let the former military expert do it?

>>29143655
It doesn't mean they are permanently controlled, braindead imbecile. You said mind controlled slaves permanently, that implies they are mind controlled 24/7
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>>29143666
>leave the subject alive
Well, yeah, gunshot wounds tend to do that.
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this setting is pretty much shadowrun, so all you people saying "WAAAH ITS IMMORAL" are retarded and fucking out of character to start screaming that right after we came out of The Tombs
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>>29143618

They can easily panic or be hunker down in fear.
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>>29143688
To be honest, I think doing that is kind of bad from a moral standpoint. Not to mention I don't think they will take too kindly for this since we just recruited them
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>>29143661
we could just patch them up without taking over their body
>>29143688
we are training some of the girls to be inhouse bodyguards to make sure they have support
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>>29143666

Remember the controller at the end of Mass Effect 2?

Harbinger released control to let it die in the explosion.
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>>29143618
>You are exactly right. And this system represents a grave danger to safety, well being, and success.
...

fucking seriously?

>>29143399
>You do have a point.
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>>29143725
>we could just patch them up without taking over their body
they get in a situation where we would need to do that afterwards and we don't intervene, there wont be an afterwards to patch them up, they will be dead
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>>29143725
I understand that. But I'd like to at least have this as a final ace up our sleeve.
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>>29143657
Not if it means they have to constantly fear we or someone take over their minds and force them to do something they regret forever.

>>29143677
Who determines what mortal danger is? And you forget, we won't be the only one with the keys. What if the boss decides we're getting too powerful?

>>29143712
It's immoral to instal a mind control system into someone without their consent, no matter what the setting.

>>29143732
How stupid are you?
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>>29143731

As I recall, the controller only had glowy eyes, as opposed to the rather disturbing effect of breaking apart the skin possession on normal foot soldiers have. I doubt that's healthy in any way.
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>>29143732
think about if someone got control of the system and made all are idols kill themselves and us
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>>29143749
It's too much power. It's too easy to abuse, by us and others. And I can promise you it will be abused.
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>>29143399
>No way. These are just teenage girls we're talking about here!
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>>29143762

And we're not going to do the later as our girls are not disposable assets.
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>>29143618
>How the fuck will it do that? What makes you think that we'll be so much better at controlling their bodies then they are?

Because otherwise this sort of system wouldn't exist in the first place. Nobody dumps so much resources into something like this to make it so incredibly rare and expensive and prized if it isn't also incredibly effective.
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>>29143399
[x] holy jesus fuck no
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>>29143751
Then what if we leave it there, and when it's a time of need we ask them the question "Hey, I can take over your body from here using tech, I'll save you, are you okay with losing free will for a few minutes for me to kill these assassins?"

>>29143778
Now you do raise a better point. I wouldn't trust most of us here with this kind of power, and if this turns out like many other quests we could end up doing some very stupid shit with it.
Not sure about other characters though, feels like shadowruns to me.
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Is there any possible way to "Lock" this setting or remove it completely? (i.e. DNA scan, security keys, etc.)
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>>29143751
If we aren't resourceful enough to change the permissions on our fancy mind control computer, we need to find a genre other than cyberpunk to live in.

Even if we refuse to use the thing, others will just keep it behind our back. Getting involved is safer than just hoping they'll throw it away.
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>>29143751
>without their consent,
and where in Mercs post does it say we will brainjack them without warning or training to ease the process IF they consent?

>>29143770
okay now I'm convinced your not actually reading Merc's posts and are just shitposting, because if you did read them, you would not even be thinking about making that argument
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>>29143789
pretty something like this would be used to force solders to follow orders they do not want to follow
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>>29143789
What makes you think that's the purpose of the system? Just because someone said so? Or it is to force someone to do something they don't want to?
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>>29143804
if a strikeforce takes over are control room then they could do that
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>>29143399
"Oh no, I don' think I'm willing to go that far, Boss." You say, narrowing your eyes. "I'm a Producer, not a taskmaster. Now, I'm sure that the idol business has a lot of moral ambiguities, but there's no way in hell I'm going to hijack a teenage girl's body, with or without her consent."

"Hm, it's good to have a Producer with a strong moral center." The Boss nods. "I won't force you to use that feature, but... it IS there if you ever need it."

"I'll keep that in mind." You say.

"Anyways, I'll be taking my leave now." The Boss begins to walk out. "Feel free to look around if you wish."

A little after the Boss leaves, you see Jenner enter.

"Huh, that was pretty impressive, standing up to the Boss like that." Jenner says, looking at the Harbinger console. "Takes guts."

"I'd like to believe that the code of ethics they drilled into us in the army still applies out here." You sigh. "Can I ask you a question?"

"Sure."

"What would you have said to him?"

"...I probably would have said yes." Jenner admits after a few seconds of silence.

"Well, thanks for being honest." You sigh and sit down in your chair. "So, what now?"

"Well," Jenner sits down in another chair, "there are a few more things we can take care of."

>Tell me more about Delta City.
>Tell me more about the competition.
>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.
>Other
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>>29143804
>because if you did read them, you would not even be thinking about making that argument
Not that guy, but the first thing I thought when reading that was 'nothing is unhackable, this will be used against us'.
Stop acting like a dick just because someone disagrees with you.
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>>29143804
They won't consent. That's the whole point. We're going to lie to them.

>>29143857
Or if the company decides to add a backdoor.
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>>29143832
cybertech and brain augs exist, those can do that by themselves, this is for when shit hits the fan and the person on the ground cannot control their own action, or cannot do so well enough to be effective, like when injured, in shock or a panic attack

I mean fuck, if I had the choice of using something like that in afghanistan, I would, because some of the idiots sent there do not belong in combat
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>>29143870
>>Other
"Tell me about yourself. We're gonna be working closely together."
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>>29143870
>Tell me more about the competition.
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>>29143870
>>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.

Might as well show them what they're in for.
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>>29143870
>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.
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>>29143870
>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.
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>>29143870
>Tell me more about the competition.
>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.
one of these two
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>>Tell me more about Delta City.
>>Tell me more about the competition.
>>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.

Info dump plz
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>>29143870

>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.

Watch them. Read them. Determine which ones will be the troublemakers and go full drill sergeant on them.
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I appluad those of you who object to the Harbinger on moral grounds, even if I personally disagree. At least you're brave enough to admit that it's a personal reason you're fighting for.

For those of you who are resisting on the grounds of "b-b-b-but muh girls," or whatever - quit being a fucking bitch. Either join the first camp and admit that it's a personal problem, or shut the hell up.

This Harbinger system is fucking great because I can absolutely-fucking-guarantee you one (all) of the girls are going to be thrown into situations they are wholelly unprepared for.

Hey, I know, let's have Cole do a meet and greet!

..except, oh, right, she's a murderous psychopath we looted from the underhive. We can let her blow everything, or we can just jack in, show her how it's done, and keep an eye on things.

Quit bein' lil' pussies about it.
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Most of y'all niggas ain't ever even read Neuromancer. I can tell from the debate that just went on, especially on the side of the detractors.

I suggest you pick it up, not only is it an amazing piece of literature on its own right, but it's the foundation of cyberpunk as a genre and its themes and tropes will inevitably be an integral part of this quest.

Here it is in its entirety for free, online. You have no excuse.
http://project.cyberpunk.ru/lib/neuromancer/
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>>29143870
>>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.

This reminds me: we still haven't met our Pointman, have we?
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Is there any way we can somehow compromise on when to use the Harbinger or the situations where we are allowed to use it?
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>>29143870
>Tell me more about the competition.
>>29143881
And that means they deserved to be brain-jacked? Just because their chain of command decided the benefits of having boots on the ground outweighed the risks of having an idiot wearing them?
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>>29143870
seconding >>29143896

followed by
>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.
we should probably meet our pointman aswell
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>>29143926
We found out her name, Roachell or something like that.
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>>29143283
>but I can't think of what to give them.
Racing. We settled this.
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>>29143896
yes, find out more about the secretary
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>>29143870
>>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.
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>>29143935
>And that means they deserved to be brain-jacked?
if it means they don't get themselves and others killed, sure, they deserve to get brainjacked
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>>29143924
>Y'ALL NIGGERS NEED CYBER-JESUS
How about fuck you. You don't get to tell me what reading is required in order to participate in this quest, only the guy running it does.
>>29143933
No. First opportunity we get I am voting to disable the feature permanently.
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>>29143919
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>>29143870
>We should plan to get the girls together for some kind of orientation or something.

Also, I'd like to know a hell of a lot more about the Harbinger. Is the override voluntary on the users part? Can they cancel it at any time? Who has access to the system? Can it be used on anyone with brain augs, or just ones with specific implants? How will we know if the nanobots have been injected into someone? Can we know?

On the bright side, Cole's powers should play holy hell with this or any other system we try to implant her with, so she's safe.
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>>29143987
...holy shit, are you for real bro?

You're not going to do any cyberpunk reading to actually try to understand cyberpunk tropes, references to other source material, and the general atmosphere and tone of the genre?

wat?

Only on fucking /tg/ will someone be this fucking hostile.
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>>29143987

he just recommends it based on the subject material, you angry fool.
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>>29144001
Though, if we do implant her, I believe that she will lose trust in us.
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>>29144008
Aah, the first shitstorm of a new quest, isn't it refreshing?
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>>29143924
I have read Neuromancer, and there is nothing in there even close to what we're talking about. Case can sense what Molly feels, but he can't control her in any way.
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>>29143516
Perfect plan anon. I hope you also build schools for ants.
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>>29143933
Doesn't look like it. This is going to be this quest's eternal shitstorm. Every quest finds one, usually in the first thread or two.

For what it's worth, I'd be in favor of bricking all the girls' brains from the get-go and replacing them with autotuned ED-209's.
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>>29144036
If only we could control robots and drones, then people might see eye to eye.
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>>29143933

Frankly no, that thing is abhorrent to my sense of ethics and I would probably oppose to its use in any way. As a CIC it's fine, but meat puppets are another matter.
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>>29143987
"Hey, the girls are all dying in that fight, maybe use the ace up our sleeve?"
"Naaah, we can hire more girls"
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>>29143987
>How about fuck you. You don't get to tell me what reading is required in order to participate in this quest, only the guy running it does.

I never said nor meant to imply that it was required in order to Participate. Only that it would be incredibly useful in order to understand over half the source material of the quest.
Would you seriously be this hostile if I was telling people "Hey you should really watch Idolmaster if you want to participate in a quest that's based on the show Idolmaster." ? Because that's basically what I'm doing.
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What if we only assume direct control if and only if the girl herself requests it?
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>>29144079

Unless we are incredibly desperate, I'd still say no.
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>>29144079
Sorry Anon, the other fedoras/white knights/anons won't allow that because their opinions and feelings are more important than anyone else's, no matter the situation, circumstance, or context.
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>>29143919
>We can let her blow everything, or we can just jack in, show her how it's done, and keep an eye on things.
So you'd be fine with the same thing being done to you? For something exactly as mundane as that?
>>29144004
Kill yourself, fuckstick. How's that for hostility?
You do not have the right to dictate my actions. The instant you tried to do so, I lost interest in anything you have to say.
>>29144008
No, he directly stated that anyone arguing against FUCKING MINDCONTROL was simply wrong and uneducated in the quest's subject matter.
>>29144063
Or we could, I don't know, add an extra fucking body, one that actually belongs to us? ie our own?
>>29144065
>I never said nor meant to imply that it was required in order to Participate.
That's EXACTLY what you did, you little shit. Hell, you're still fucking doing it.
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>>29143870
"You know, we really should plan some sort of orientation for the girls or something." You say. "Get them used to each other and all."

"Hm, that does sound like a good idea." Jenner nods. "Getting them to work together and trust one another will be important., which brings up the question. It varies from company to company, but do you want to tell Rin, and by extension all of our future performance idols, the darker side of our business, or keep her in the dark about it?

>We should tell her the truth.
>She doesn't need to know.
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>>29144079
That seems reasonable, but some may overestimate their capabilities.
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>>29144079

I see the times we really need to do so are the times when the girls are out of it. Say unconcious or in a stupor.
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>>29144102
>>We should tell her the truth.

An ugly truth is better than a beautiful lie.
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>>29144060
Its abhorrent to my sense of ethics as well.

Good thing its not a real thing, and exists solely within the bounds of a crazy cyberpunk idol world, huh?

Boy, if it was real I'd sure be up in arms about it, but I really can't feel assed to get my panties in a bunch over a fictional thing and make a fool out of myself. You, on the other hand, seem to have no such restraint.
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>>29144102

>>We should tell her the truth.

>>29144096

Your reading comprehension is terrible.
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>>29144102
>We should tell her the truth.

>>29144060
Well, Shaman King's definitely not for you.

>>29144096
"Hey did you suddenly develop teleporting capabilities?"
"Nope, but I'm pretty sure they'll do fine waiting for us to drive all the way there"
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>>29144102
>We should tell her the truth.

She needs to know what she's getting into.

Anything else would seriously break our trust with her later down the line.
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>>29144102
>We should tell her the truth.
"By 'darker side' you mean 'hiring real bodyguards would bankrupt us so we're training most of you girls to fight instead' and not something else, right?"
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>>29144102
>We should tell her the truth.
So they hopefully won't be surprised when someone tries to jump them
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>>29144021
There's no point in implanting her. Nanobots and implants are electrical systems by nature. Every time she uses her powers they would short out. And, theoretically, since almost all but the simplest electrical systems are are more vulnerable than the human body to electric shocks she could "cure" them. Now THAT'S our ace in the hole.

>>29144079
I would actual be kinda OK with that. But only if the system is physically incapable of taking control without the user's consent, and us capable of being disabled on the user's end at any time.
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>>29144102
>>We should tell her the truth.
better to have her prepared
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>>29144102
>We should tell her the truth.

>>29144124
I stated that I would oppose it and gave my reasons for it and you seem to be reacting like I've wrote an essay insulting you lot.

Nice to know you care.
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>>29144096

>send the commander into the battle

The commander should not be on the frontlines but behind it. Flag officers taking direct command of a combat unit doesn't happen very often these days for reason.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUsGDVOCLVQ
Remember that morality can get in the way of saving lives.
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>>29144096
You really ARE that mad. By god you must be writhing in rage.

Take it e-z, Anon, you're not impressing or convincing anyone acting out like that.

>>29144102
>"Full disclosure, I guess. We still need them to sign all the papers, right? Might as well make it a group activity so we don't have to explain it over and over."
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>>29144145
You just gave me a new idea with "the Cure".

--------
The system seems useful, but what do you think happens to us if our body is held hostage?
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>>29144145
She is out anti-augmented human ace.

Against brain jacks and against enemies.
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>>29144168
Some things are worth dying for, and others are worth dying to avoid.
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>>29144171
So do we be the Magical Girl Noir's Kuubey or the anime Kuubey?
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Everyone calm down. There's no need to be upset about something this small.

>>29144102
>We should tell her the truth.
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>>29144209
A sane person.
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>>29144209
>something this small.
>the ability to directly override another person's control of their own body
>a small thing
right okay sure
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>>29144191
You know in this thread, I never expected that Cole would had the potential to be: 1. a possible WMD maker 2. The Anti-Augment
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>>29144096
I like how you're complaining about people declaring you uneducated while acting totally uneducated.

Are you the same person who flipped out about seeing Cole last thread? You sound just as retarded.
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>>29144231
its a fucking fictional story in technologically magical fantasyland on a imageboard on a rather imature website on the internet for fucks sake

shut up, sit the fuck down and swallow your inhaler
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>>29144231
It's a fucking quest.
Stop taking it so seriously
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>>29144236
Then we teach her about electromagnets and she turns into our railgun.
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>>29144231
It's a debate, in a game.
Wow, you are really immersed eh? I'll admit Merc writes well, but I didn't think he was this good.
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>>29144236
We can even threaten our opponent with H bomb in their base.
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>>29144257
He isn't to be honest.
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>>29144231
now you're just looking for things about which to be angry. I don't think we should use it, but still...goosfraba man
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Why is there still fighting, we're not using it
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Okay, so the idols are off limits.

How about our future army of faceless minions? Would it be acceptable to control red shirts?
How about vat grown clones?
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>>29144102
"I think we should tell her the truth." You say. "That the other girls are there to protect her. Better that then to find out later."

"I suppose you're right." Jenner nods. "Now, about this... 'orientation' thing you're talking about. How are we going to do it?"

>Maybe like some sort of boot camp. We train them hard and fast in order to get them ready.
>Maybe some kind of social outing?
>Other
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>>29144286
>Maybe some kind of social outing?
Boot camp comes later.
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>>29144286
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?
Get the girls from "The Tombs" to familiarize themselves with society.
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>>29144231
Yes, its a fictional story, it doesn't matter.

For the record I voted against saying yes right off the bat as well, but acting like its an abomination to god is so silly its unbelievable. You need to learn how to throttle down the MUH MORALITY when involved with a story that isn't set in the real world 21st century.
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>>29144286
>>Maybe like some sort of boot camp. We train them hard and fast in order to get them ready.
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?
>"What do teenage girls from the tomb like? When they pass they get that."
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>>29144284
>How about our future army of faceless minions? Would it be acceptable to control red shirts?
They're still people man.

>How about vat grown clones?
And these, assuming they have sufficient capacity to be sapient.
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>>29144286
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?

Shopping maybe? Julie and Cole could do with some clothes.
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Hey guys, just a heads up but we're on page 9.
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>>29144286
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?

Boot Camp later
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>>29144231
We're not using the system. The debate is effectively over and there's no more need to discuss it right now, although I'm sure this won't be the last we hear of this. We have over things to focus on right now, like Rin's reaction to our news.

If your bum is really that much in a twist about it though, we can have a nice long discussion at the end of the thread after Merc goes to bed.
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>>29144286
>Boot camp
We are military after all

Use the promise of a social outing once they've got their shit down as a motivational tool, maybe?
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>>29144286
>Maybe some kind of social outing?
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>>29144284
>Maybe some kind of social outing?
>Other:
"Start soft, social but try to get them to the right pace for this situation. They'll have to face the issues of this business, and I prefer they do it as soon as possible."
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>>29144321
Umm... Wrong reply?
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>>29144286

>Maybe like some sort of boot camp. We train them hard and fast in order to get them ready.

if they gain a little dislike for us, they'll have something in common and will bond much easier.
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>>29144286
>Maybe some kind of social outing?

Why do I have the feeling that a social outing right off the bat is going to be more challenging than boot camp? No pain no gain I guess.
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>>29144241
>>29144248
>>29144253
>>29144257
>YOUR OPINION DIFFERS FROM MINE AND THAT MAKES YOU WRONG
Great fanbase, Merc. How much time in IRC did you need to condition them to enjoy sucking your dick this much?
>>29144282
It's still there. It can still be used. And if we leave it like that, it WILL be used, by us or by someone else.
>>29144284
No, no, and no. Well, maybe the last one, if someone else is already using it like that.
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>>29144286
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?

Let's start with teamwork/socialization
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>>29144286
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?
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>>29144326
>>29144321
Yep. I was writing a reply to your post before and ended up screwing everything.

Obviously should be towards:
>>29144286
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>>29144286
>Maybe some kind of social outing?

Start small people.
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>>29144286
>>Maybe like some sort of boot camp. We train them hard and fast in order to get them ready.
>>Maybe some kind of social outing?

Both! Each girl is obviously going to need training in different things. We can even get them bonding by teaching each other!
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>>29144334
Soooo...do you want us to take a hatchet to the computer system or something? That's just silly
>>29144286
>Maybe some kind of social outing?
get them some clothes and accessories or something?
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>>29144314
>We're not using the system

Accept as the last resort to save their lives. Seriously, if one of them gets knocked unconscious or put in a situation where our martial ability could save their life are we going to take refuge in moral purity and watch them die?
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>>29144334
You know that system has other benefits other then the mind control thing right?

Also could you please not insult Merc,
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>>29144334
Woah, mate. You're the one acting up. All that those replies you linked in the top sentence of yours say is:
"Stop taking this so seriously, it's just a game."
Because the guy was acting like this was happening in real life.
So yeah...

Also, since you are being impolite, I might just give you a little bit of renegade: Go fuck yourself, you overreacting cunt.
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>>29144286
>Maybe some kind of social outing?

>>29144367
I would if we were extremely desperate and have exhausted all other options.

The stick isn't THAT far up my ass.
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>>29144334
>Great fanbase, Merc. How much time in IRC did you need to condition them to enjoy sucking your dick this much?
None. It's just so delicious.
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>>29144334
Ok, I thought I understood where you were coming from on this but now? No idea. What exactly are you trying to say here?
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>>29144286
>Social outing!
MOstly this is to gauge our little sparkster. She's gonna have to deal with a completely different world compared to the Tombs, and is still a potential liability. The other girls will probably acclimate well enough.

>>29144334
What's funny is that you're in the same IRC as the rest of us, you're just going out of your way to shit post your opinions every chance you get. Haven't you been banned from other channels because you're such an insufferable shitlord in every other quest you become emotionally involved in?
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Just a reminder: we have reached page 9.

And a request to please stop and calm down, you're mucking up the thread.
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>>29144367
Theoretically I would be OK with this. The problem is I can't support the system just being left in the entire time, waiting to be abused. I can't imagine any sort of situation where it would be useful.
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>>29144421
The board's slow enough at this time of night that Merc will probably stop long before this even gets close to 404.
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>>29144412

>doesn't understand people telling some guy not to take a game so seriously
>doesn't get he's overreacting
>assumes the QM favors one of the choices
>uses improper language (out of nowhere)
>that many shadowruns

Really, at this point whatever he was trying to say is best left to his own mind. He completely screwed the "pretend you are a human being" thing.
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>>29144428

But we can just remove it without compromising the system. And that makes it that we can't use it in the emergencies we specified.

I believe that it should be ok. These systems usually require consent from both sides for it to work well and I hope its not a 'instant takeover' as that'll be too easy.

Hopefully Merc can clarify how the system works.
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>>29144451
Too bad it can't just be a passive "voice" in their head that only guides them.
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>>29144365
Of course not. Just remove the brain-jacking bits.
>>29144367
>knocked unconscious
How would it even work, then?
>>29144379
Is it still an insult if it's perfectly accurate?
>>29144415
>you're in the same IRC as the rest of us
Nope. I'd rather kill myself than expose myself to the circlejerking bullshit that is IRC.
>>29144439
>assumes the QM favors one of the choices
No, I assume the QM favours praise regardless of his actions, which is exactly what is happening.
also
>YOU DISAGREE WITH ME AND THAT MAKES YOU NON-HUMAN
Yep, tripfag circlejerk. Thank god for filter scripts.
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>>29144428
He could include that makes it harder for us to actually use it.
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>>29144466

Thats really no different from comms, though.
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>>29144468
Dude, calm down. I voted against, but at this rate you're going to really start pissing people off. We aren't using it for time being, save the argument for at least when it's brought up again.
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>>29144468
I am not saying you are a non-human for disagreeing. I'm saying you are a non-human for being unable to write a single post where you don't:
A) Offend someone
B) Act like you own the truth
C) Make horribly nonsensical assumptions
D) Fail to understand basic texts
E) Fail to understand this is just a fucking game.
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>>29144468
>Nope. I'd rather kill myself than expose myself to the circlejerking bullshit that is IRC.

Then you're talking out of your ass so hard it blew a hole in the wall.

There is a phrase for when someone encounters a story they don't like: "Don't like it? Don't read it." It's so easy even a child can do it.
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>>29144474
I believe he put 'voice' in quote marks to suggest that it wasn't actually voice comms, but more directly suggesting movements and such.
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>>29144468
I think you're confused about what IRC is. Calling IRC "circle jerking bullshit," is like calling all cars circlejerking bullshit.

You should be mad at the channel and the server. IRC is just a protocol to make the internet chats on servers in channels with other people.

You're kicking a tree for something a cat did.
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>>29144474
>>29144491
I think the quotes suggested a meta reference to the way questers suggest actions to the people they play/control/etc.
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>>29144494
Everyone knows what IRC channel he's talking about. He's not accusing the IRC protocol.
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>>29144468
>Yep, tripfag circlejerk. Thank god for filter scripts.

Speaking of which, would you mind putting on a trip yourself? I think more than a few people would all like to filter your posts from here on out.
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>>29144468
For the life of me I cannot tell why you're so angry
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>>29144511
I suppose so, but it would be nice if he was less of a faggot about it and used his words to actually say what he means, rather than leaving it up to >implications.
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>>29144490
I like this story. I like it a lot.
I don't like the fanbase, particularly the people that think they have a right to tell me I shouldn't be here. Like you.
>>29144494
>>29144532
You know exactly what I meant, and so does everyone else.
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>>29144529
Mate, me neither.
He's taking this way too seriously, and he actually thinks we are 'hating on him because he disagrees'.
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>>29144483
I voted against it too but now I think would vote for just too spite him
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>>29144468
>Nope. I'd rather kill myself than expose myself to the circlejerking bullshit that is IRC.

Well I'm sure 'the IRC' is waiting with baited breath for you to kill yourself.
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>>29144468
>how would that even work then?
Well, my base assumption was that the system simultaneously surpressed the target's consciousness using previously infiltrated nanotech and allowed the controller to remotely interface directly with the targets motor neuron system (thus eliminating the need to maintain most homeostatic dedicated neural systems). So the target being unconscious to begin with would just facilitate things.

How do you think it works?
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>>29144286
"I'm thinking maybe some sort of social outing, you know, before we really start drilling them hard." You say.

"Hmmmm, it might be hard to pull off, considering the differing backgrounds and socio-economic statuses of our idols." Jenner frowns. "I mean, Rin and Rochelle and maybe even Julie seem to be normal and level headed for the most part. But it's Cole I'm really worried about. Her behavior is erratic at best. What should we do about it?"

>We might have to exclude her.
>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
>We should trust the other girls to keep her in check.
>Other
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>>29144562
>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
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>>29144562
>We should trust the other girls to keep her in check, but even if that fails I'll be there to keep an eye on her
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>>29144562
>>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
>>We should trust the other girls to keep her in check.

"Perhaps we could join the outing as well."
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>>29144451
If so I wouldn't have any objections to the system and would feel rather silly. I'd have to insist on physical blocks for those capabilities, as software can be hacked.

>>29144469
Worth it.

>>29144483
Too put a more sane argument against the "You're taking this all too seriously" crowd, I and many others would loose all interest in this quest if it becomes "Lets see how mean we can be to innocent people". I want to play a good person I can sympathize with. I like this quest. I like its writing and its tone, and I would hate to have to leave it. Now, it seems to me that most people don't consider it that much of a loss if we don't use the system. We have to be a little more careful now, sure, but the system itself is just a way of gaining benefits at a terrible price. I'm not in the business of making deals with the devil.
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>>29144562
>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
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>>29144562
>>We might have to exclude her.
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>>29144562
>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.


>>29144538
Please refer to
>>29144488
You are the one judging people by their opinion about a decision in a game.
We are the ones telling you "mate, chill. This shit's not a matter to be so serious about", while you complain that we are picking on you for your opinions.
I'll be here all night to keep telling you this, until it falls through somehow and you realize that nobody cares about the damn opinions about the harbinger all we want if for you to stop acting like a cunt.
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>>29144561
Probably the system also hooks into the optic and auditory nerves for convenience in maintaining situational awareness around the target.
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>>29144562
>>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
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>>29144562
[x] "I can give etiquette lessons, I guess."
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>>29144585
ment to vote
>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
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>>29144562
>>Other
We will of course have to consider that when looking at the type of outing we choose.

>>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.

Guys, we're going to the Cyberpunk!Arcade!!
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>>29144581
A good person would be able to resist use of the system without physical impediments to said use. If you wanna RP a good guy which I do as well, vote so he doesn't use the system. Don't insist that it must be permanently deactivated
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>>29144562
>Other
Maybe we should put her through a socialization course before we do this thing tomorrow.
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>>29144562
>>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
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>>29144562
>"We can give Julie a rubber stick and an insulated suit and introduce Cole to some good old fashioned learning."

>Let the girls keep her in line
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>>29144562
>>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.
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>>29144581
I thank you for argumenting in a polite and organized way.
The issue is: the discussion is not about the morality or the decision anymore. It's about acting like this is a real life moral choice and the necessity to overreact to what a fictional character does.
We can calmly discuss this, nobody needs to go all "OHMYGOD SAVE THE LIL GRILZ"
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>>Other
Tell her that zapping idiots is not socially acceptable and that she needs to restrain herself if she wants to keep the idol gig. Try and follow Rin's lead if she doesn't know how to act or just ask friendly PRODUCER.
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>>29144562
>We're just going to have to keep a very close eye.

Honestly, that's far less dangerous than leaving her alone with nothing to do for a couple of hours.
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>>29144562
>Other: We're just going to have to keep a very close eye...If we let her go with them/ Lets try talk to her first.

I think that if Producer-kun spoke to her, we could get her to soften up a bit. She doesn't seem to outright hate us, we're in a good position to help her out.

>>29144581
Well, you easily 'loose' interest in acting like a reasonable anon, so if you and 'others' leave the quest, nobody but you would give any fucks.

The rest of us will just laugh on The IRC about how big a tool you are.
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>>29144581
I'm not sure this is the quest if you wanna be a "good guy."

I mean, you know, you're hiring and training teenagers to kill other teenagers who try to kill them.

You're already pretty far in the shit with the basic quest premise alone.
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>>29144562
>Other

everyone has to pitch in, make sure the other girls don't avoid her.
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>>29144607
>Guys, we're going to the Cyberpunk!Arcade!!
Seconding Angelic.
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>>29144630
>laugh in The IRC

You're not helping yourself, faggot.
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>>29144610
Yes, that prevents PRODUCER from using it.
What about other people?
Bossman? Jenner? Rogue agents? Hostile invaders? Anyone with a Harbinger of their own and knowledge of our access codes? Do you really believe that NOBODY will ever use it?
>>29144630
>implying only one person is disagreeing with you
Keep assuming that, though.
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>>29144581

This, my God this.

I like the quest, I like the concept, but if we're just going to play an asshole I can't possibly sympathise with then all sense of enjoyment goes straight out the window and I'd feel pretty disgusted to have participated in the clusterfuck, contrary to what I've hoped for when I joined.
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>>29144610
It's not us I don't trust, it's the boss. Backdoors are rather easy to instal.

>>29144624
Indeed. It's kinda hard to watch someone you agreed with try to argue your point like an idiot.

>>29144631
We're not perfect, but we should have some moral sense. The Harbinger crosses a line.
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>>29144659
If "it operates using quantums whatevers," was more or less truth, then we can reliably assume quantum encryption is a thing too, which means it's basically unbreakable from the outside.

As long as console/office integrity is maintained there's really no way to get involved in the process.

Operational security could be an issue irt the Boss or Jenner, but it seems unlikely that that will be an issue since this is a quest that's using a lot of idol tropes/tone. I don't think something like that would be introduced into the quest.
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>>29144659
>What about other people?
I thought it was made pretty clear that these things were expensive and rare specifically because they were nearly impossible to hack into. As for other people using it...well, put a password on it (as an over-simplistic option)
>>29144669
Well, honestly, there isn't much we can do about the boss. I just don't think purposefully deactivating parts of the computer (which might be nigh-impossible anyways) is an appropriate reaction to this
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>>29144581
your acting like if you own a car, you must constantly try to use it to kill people, for fucks sake, dont want to use it? DONT FUCKING USE IT

I cannot understand how nerfing something very useful just so you can sleep comfortably at night knowing something you would never do or use no longer exists, thats just fuckign retarded
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>>29144669
Here's what I think:
>one guy started blowing it over
>other guy started acting like a prick
>third guy decided to join the party
I just tried my best to explain why this is bullshit, but I am going to give up because I too was losing my temper.

>>29144662
I also like playing as the good guy, others think morality should be just thrown aside for this character, but my reasoning for allowing the use of Harbinger was that it was the lesser of two evils.
Still, this is way past the point of "debate"... it's basically a sad, sad clusterfuck.
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>>29144687
I'll believe that when Merc states it outright.
For now I'll keep my paranoia going, since that's a staple of the cyberpunk genre. Right, Cyberpunk Expert Guy?
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Can we stop arguing at this point I think its just trolling
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>>29144669
Well...at least you're admitting to following an entirely and completely arbitrary line.

Pre-meditated murder of children by children? A-OK. Adults exploiting children for the purposes of turning a profit? Also A-OK.

Harbinger...un-A-OK.

I personally disagree but I can at least your respect your courage for actually being able to articulate where you stand and being internally consistent.
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I think a good number of questions about the system need to be answered before we can reasonably decide if and when to use it.
Things like,
Does the system subvert free will? Can they be forced to do things that they don't want to do? How much does cooperation play a role in the effectiveness of the system?
Do you share head space with the subject? Can you share their senses? Can you 'read' their thoughts?
Are there any long term consequences on the subjects to repeated use of the system? Does it affect their mental or emotional well being?
What are the security features of the system? It was stated that the signal can't be hacked or jammed, but what about inside threats? Can anyone who has access to the physical control center and the password access the subjects at any time? Who has the password besides ourselves?

These all need to be answered before we can even consider using it at all. Until then we have to assume that it's harmful to our money-makers to use it.
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>>29144706
Well, quantum communications/et al are also a staple in the more high flying/sciency cyberpunk IPs but sure, paranoia in a cyberpunk thread is at least thinking mostly in-genre.
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>>29144712
>/tg/
>stop arguing
heh
>>29144714
>Pre-meditated murder of children by children?
Not something we can stop.
>Adults exploiting children for the purposes of turning a profit?
See above.
>Harbinger
Something we are in a position to actually prevent.
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>>29144562
"Well, it looks like the two of us are going to have to play chaperone." You say. "God, that really takes me back when I kept an eye on some of nieces and nephews. Horrible but adorable little buggers."

"I see..." Jenner nods absentmindedly. "Not exactly something I was expecting to do, but I'll try my best at it."

>Sounds like there's a story behind that.
>Business first. Need to figure out where to take them.
>Other
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>>29144607
What's your opinion on this Harbinger business?
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>>29144741
>Business first. Need to figure out where to take them.
SLEEPOVER AT RIN'S HOUSE GOGOGOGO
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>>29144741
>Sounds like there's a story behind that.
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>>29144741
>>Business first. Need to figure out where to take them.
probably want some place nice but not to much traffic
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>>29144741
>Sounds like there's a story behind that.
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>>29144741
>>Sounds like there's a story behind that.
"Tell me about yourself. We'll be working together pretty closey"

Maybe over drinks. Lets go get some drinks.
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>>29144741
"Well, as managers of minors, it's part of our duty to ensure their safety and well being. Sometimes that means being a sort of psuedo-parent to them."
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>>29144689
>I just don't think purposefully deactivating parts of the computer (which might be nigh-impossible anyways) is an appropriate reaction to this

I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about. I just don't want the Harbinger installed into the girls. It can sit on any computer system it likes.

>>29144714
It's kind of a personal thing, like most morals. I agree there is a slight degree of hypocrisy in it, allowing and even supporting one evil while condemning another. But choice is the most important thing a person can process in this world, even moreso than life or honor or money.
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>>29144741
>Story Behind That.
This will be either really funny or really tragic.

>>29144706
Paranoia is Cyberpunk is usually backed by information, not shitposting on an imageboard.
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>>29144741
>Sounds like there's a story behind that.

>>29144735
...So...uh...

well, I guess we're going to have to agree to disagree here, although you did basically recant your earlier opposition, since you went from "I won't stand for this!" to "well...it'd be hard to avoid..."

It seems like you're just picking (very) low hanging fruit in order to rationalize other choices so you can maintain the illusion of being a "nice," guy.
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>>29144741
>>Sounds like there's a story behind that.

For useful info hidden in that.
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>>29144741
>>Sounds like there's a story behind that.

------
To be honest, I think this Harbinger business has potential for good and evil like every piece of technology. I'm just trying to be as moderate as possible, trying to argue for both sides (even if it seems counter productive. Someone needs to be Devil's Advocate)

>>29144776
As long as the girl's aren't implanted, Harbinger can't control them.
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>>29144741
>>Sounds like there's a story behind that.
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>>29144770

Drinks. like a proper salaryman.
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>>29144776
I'm fully willing to accept your opinion, even if I disagree with it, as long as you're (anyone) self-aware and consistent, although I find that earlier Anon's fatalism/excuse rather flimsy.
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>>29144746
I think it's something we argued enough about. Is that okay?

>>29144770
>Maybe over drinks. Lets go get some drinks.
Oh I know who will be drinking her under the table... Unless we've got alcohol nanobots.

>>29144741
>>Other
In the field there are two things you need to be sure of: That your guns work and that you've got teammates to trust. So far both seem in order.
Then
>Need to figure out where to take them.
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>>29144812
Can't oppose encouraging the girl a bit.
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>>29144783
>implying i'm the same guy
We can prevent THESE children from murdering/being murdered by other children, but can do nothing to change the wider industry standard.
Same with exploitation. What actually counts as exploitation differs between people and between jurisdictions anyway so good luck even getting started on that one.
But Harbinger? We can just say 'No sir I don't like it' and it is no longer an issue.
>>29144812
>Oh I know who will be drinking her under the table.
This cannot possibly end poorly.
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>>29144741
"Sounds like there's a story behind that." You say. "Mind sharing?"

"Well..." Jenner looks a bit reluctant.

>roll 1d20
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>>29144844
>This cannot possibly end poorly.
Presumably underage drunk mutants and self-appointed law enforcers rampaging through town? Sounds like a perfectly wholesome night to be, captain.

>>29144858
Giving this a try.
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Rolled 18

>>29144858
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Rolled 5

>>29144858
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>>29144863
Love you anon
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>>29144874
Thanks boss!
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>>29144863
NOBODY ELSE ROLL.
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>>29144863
we charisma now
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Rolled 15

>>29144858
Rollem
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>>29144862
>thinking that's as bad as things can get
heh
http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/28723955/
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>>29144863
Spill it all out Jenner.
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Page 10, sir
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>>29144862
Shush, go back to fixing your computer and/or sleeping under a bridge.
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ded thred
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I just realize that this argument was caused by transhumanism.
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>>29144997
QMs been writing for 18 minutes. Some guys take a lot longer to write up updates, don't worry anon, I'm sure Merc will deliver.
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>>29145013
>I just realize that this argument was caused by transhumanism.
I miss "Magical" Girl Quest.
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>>29145013
truly this is the modern debate floor of our time
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>>29145013
No, it was caused by tumblr social justice warriors finding something to rally about for a couple hours.
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>>29145013
Transhumanism is not required for mind-control, though magical means would likely not be subject to the same security concerns.
>>29145035
That fucking bat.
That fucking Zombie Rommel.
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>>29145013
The debate, not necessarily.
The meltdown and fallout was caused by leaving the boundaries of "internet discussion" and treating it as something actually serious.
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>>29145038
>YOUR OPINION DIFFERS FROM MINE THAT MEANS YOU ARE FROM TUMBLR
>>29145058
>YOU ARE ON THE INTERNET THAT MAKES YOUR OPINION IRRELEVANT

I really could do this all day, you know. I'm actually surprised at how much fun I'm having.
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>>29145073
Yes, trolling can be fun, but you should still probably not post in the thread if you have nothing else to add to it.
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>>29145073
Man, I don't care if you disagree or not.
I'm not saying it doesn't matter because it's not irl, I'm saying that maybe the ones overreacting should calm down and stop acting like a little whiny child that doesn't understand that what happens in make believe is not a reason to punch his play mates.
Oh what am I doing? I fell for the bait!
Damnit...
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All this talk of morality reminds me of this manga
www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/scientia-r9395
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>>29144863
"Come on, if we we're going to be working together, we should be able to share a couple of stories with each other." You grin. "How about this, you tell me, and I'll tell you one of my old war stories. How about it?"

Jenner seems to pause for a second before nodding.

"Okay, but not here. I know this bar just down the block. It's quiet and nobody there asks questions." Jenner gets up and stretches. "Come on. I could use a drink."

"Yeah, I guess I'm overdue for one as well." You stand up and follow her.

You lock up the office and make sure that the security systems are online. This was a relatively safe neighborhood, and considering you weren't even on the map yet, you didn't really have much to fear from competitors either.

The walk down the block is silent one. Neither you nor Jenner speak, your path illuminated by the blindingly bright lights coming from Delta City's downtown district, like a miniature sun. It also served to illuminate the puffs of vapor from your breath as you walk.

Finally, you the two of you reach the bar. The holo sign above it read ELECTRIC SHEEP.

"That's... an odd name for a bar."

"What bar ever has a normal name?" Jenner responds as she opens the door.

"Point."

Inside was a lot cleaner than you expected. In fact, your probably could have mistaken it for a restaurant if Jenner hadn't already pointed you out to the place's true nature. The bar was also largely empty, though to be fair, it was a weeknight."

"Hey there." The bartender nods at your arrival. "What'll you be having?"

"Just two beers. Whatever you've got." Jenner says drops some bills on the counter. Evidently she was paying.

However, instead of sitting at the bar, Jenner leads you to one of the more secluded booths.

"Okay, so what's the story?" You ask, taking a sip from your beer.

Jenner sighs and downs nearly half her mug before speaking.

(cont)
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>>29145087
>telling me what I should and should not be doing
There you go again, giving me absolutely no reason at all to give a single shit about your side of the argument.
>>29145100
>LOOK AT MY TRIPCODE I'M SO IMPORTANT
Circle. Jerk.
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>>29145115
>ELECTRIC SHEEP

I see what you did there.
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>>29145118
Oh so your a troll.
That why such an asshole.
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>>29145115
>some bills
> cyberpunk
IMMERSION BROKEN
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>>29145147
THEY'RE A-R CONSTRUCTS I PROMISE
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>>29145118
But why should I then care about your argument when you can't even back it up without insults or frothing angry pleas for those who disagree with you to kill themselves?

You are bad at this game.
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>>29145118
Still Strawmanning? Damn son, I just got back from a two hour nap. Consider me golf-clap l impressed. Keep it up, you entertain me.
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>>29145175
I'm changing my policy to not answering his posts. He's as bad at this as Liefeld is at drawing, so it'sa good idea if we all get over this and stop wasting precious words.


>>29145147
Some people like it old school.
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Oh. I'm sure it's been mentioned, but we're the sixth thread from the drop.
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>>29145171
>>29145175
He a troll so all has is logical fallacies
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>>29145115
She got some luggage this one.
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>>29145171
My side of the argument has already been supported by a multitude of statements as to why mind-controlling underage girls with a military-grade CnC system is morally wrong and unnecessary.
Whereas your side has nothing but 'it's not that bad really' and 'you are not enlightened enough to talk about this subject'.
>>29145175
Am I wrong?
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>Fuck I accidentally lost the second half so I had to rewrite it from scratch.

>>29145115
"So, a few years ago, christ it feels like a whole different life... Anyways, a few years ago I used to be a school teacher."

Huh, now that you think about it, Jenner definitely seemed to fit the "hot teacher" stereotype to a tee. Of course, you don't say that out loud. You just nod and take a sip from your own drink.

"I also had a brother back then. Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed and really naive, but he was a nice kid. Anyways, our parents thought we weren't spending enough time together, so I arranged to vacation for just the two of us. Went down to Mexico."

Oh, you can see where this was going.

"So for the first few days, we go see the sights, buy some cheap crappy souvenirs, all that tourist stuff." Jenner's mouth forms the barest of grins as she recalls the memory. "But one day we were out in the market to buy some supplies and he just.. disappeared."

"Disappeared?" You blink.

"Yeah, and the most painful thing is I don't remember how it happened." Jenner frowns. "Did he wander off by himself? Was I distracted by something? Either way, once I looked back, he was just... gone."

"Do you know what happened to him?" You ask.

"No, we never found him." Jenner sighs and pretty much finishes her drink and waves at the bartender for a refill. "Consensus was that he got picked up by a Mexican cartel. One of the ones that likes kidnapping rich tourists and selling their organs and salvaged augs on the black market."

"Jesus." You croak.

"After that, I just... couldn't stay. I packed up and left for Delta City for a new start, and that's when I met the Boss."

>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
>So you took this job to atone for your past?
>Other
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>>29145187
Oh god! Those horrible horrible proportions! They burn my eyes! Why does that keep happening to good characters? Whyyyyyyyyyy?!?!

>muscles egoadwh
Even captcha agrees!
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>>29145205
>Am I wrong?
Yes.
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>>29145207
>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
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>>29145207
>Other

Don't say nothing, maybe offer her another beer
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>>29145207
>>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
>>So you took this job to atone for your past?
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>>29145207
>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
>So you took this job to atone for your past?
Both really.

Also, we are in dire need of a new thread.
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>>29145207
> Ichika dead
GLORIOUS!

>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
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>>29145207
>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
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>>29145207
>>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
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>>29145207
>So you took this job to atone for your past?
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>>29145207
>>Oh my god, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.
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>>29145205
It's not mind control. It's temporary body-jacking with consciousness suppression. Essentially the system puts the girl to sleep (or, if your model Harbinger leaves her conscious but detached from any for of physical self control, your choice) and let's you puppet her body for awhile. No mental coercion invo