As Ned Salter, we work in the entertainment business, handling deals worth billions on a weekly basis.We have a stable of fighters in the XWF, the Extreme Warfare Federation, the most popular pay-per-view show in human history, where super powered humans beat the daylights out of eachother for wholesome family enterntainment.As we begin dipping our golden fingers into the realms of music, modeling, reality television and video games, we begin seeing new and daring business opportunities everywhere around us.We work with the most talented people on earth, entertainers like nothing which had come before, people who can grab the attention of billions through a picture, and sway the markets this or that way on a weekly basis.We are in the enterntainment business, and business is good.
>>29724145Yo, sorry I didn't show up last thread, still recovering from my illness, and I'm supposed to get plenty of rest.
>>29724190Hi. Is cool, man.Looks like people want to friendzone Mai, btw.So, for today, we need to start discussing with the other managers about this year's "storyline". And keep in mind they dont know we are about to take down Bomber Lord, so it's going to get wrecked anyway.Also if there's time left, probably talking to the girl our PIs dug out that has the inside story on bomber lord, and probably getting in touch with federal agents after it. We do need to bring the authorities on board at some point. Maybe talk with Okaba to get Utopia, instead?
I'm here, Though I'll be in and out.
>>29724730Hi thereIs okay, somehow im really really tired this morning and thinking on sleeping a bit more.But lets go on for a bit at least. Where I live is too hot to do much of anything in a couple of hours so ill take a nap then, I believe.Want to talk to Okaba or Aura about bomber lord? they are after all your Utopia liaisons. Or should we go to the local authorities?
>>29724771Both I think.
>>29724814Yeah, I'll second that.
>>29724814Aura: "We'll help you contacting the local authorities. You never know, he may have some connections we don't know about"Okaba: "Uhmm, I haven't been in uniform in a while"Aura: "I hate that thing. You do look good on it, tho" -she says as she leans into OkabaOkaba: "Call them this evening. We'll be in uniform by then, unless you want to come with us and meet them at the penthouse so we can get changed"
>>29724890>"We'll help you contacting the local authorities. You never know, he may have some connections we don't know about"Ah, the joys of natural empathy.
>>29724907Aura: "So, are you coming back with us, or should we meet you back here this evening?"*******your turn
>>29724998We'll meet in the evening with the local authorities.
>>29724998Works for me. Didn't America have its own Nova teams though? My Aberrant knowledge is fuzzy.
>>29725058They do. I had them led by basically the Sentry from Marvel, though I toned down the Void personality.
>>29725058Yes but you arent on a first name basis with those guys. You could have Okaba call them in to help if you want
>>29725159I just mentioned them because they'd probably stick there oar in rather than let Utopia run the show.
>>29725159We probably don't need them, on with the show.
>>29725186Sorry I dont get the referenceAnyway, it seems we have until the evening, so what do you want to do with the rest of your morning? teak english to Mako, check on the songs progress, the videogame, any of the fighters, or- actually now that I think about it, we didint decide which brands are we going to approach about showcasing them in the program. I imagine we probably have offers by every brand on the planet by now
>>29725260I think I mentioned Arby's or Wendy's (mostly because I don't like Mcdonalds). Beyond that, sort by offer and business practices, so no De Beers for example.
>>29725300You mean De Vries? was that the name? i dont remember either.If you are an anime fan, do you remember gode geass? we may want to avoid food brands altogether unless we are ready to showcase them in almost every episode. It just becomes too obvious, somehow. Dont want another repeat of "code pizza"Anyway, do you want me to roll once per brand (we said 6-7 brands right?), roll yourself, or just once for the general idea?
>>29725339I think you should roll for it yourself, that way we avoid clogging the thread up with rolls.That said, when it comes to product placement, that might've been the result with the deal they made, one of our concerns with any brands we should sign with should avoid that.
>>29725339I was referring to the diamond company actually. They're kinda assholes
>>29725541Alright, any brands you want or do I just throw darts to a board with names?
>>29724890"Just as long as you guys can keep in on the down-low. We don't want him realising anything's going on. He probably suspects..."
>>29725609Throw darts, I guess.Although the big decision will have to be between Coke and Pepsi.
>>29725609Went with "board with names"(0) .: Damani Dada [13d10] => [7,2,6,4,3,8,8,7,5,7,6,10,1] result of (6) success + [3d10] => [8,2,1] result of (1) success(0) .: [1d10] =>  result of a failure8 successes(0) .: Wrangler [13d10] => [5,10,7,1,8,9,2,8,7,4,9,10,2] result of (8) success + [3d10] => [8,2,7] result of (2) success(0) .: [2d10] => [3,9] result of (1) success13 successes(0) .: Fiorucci [13d10] => [2,6,5,7,3,2,5,10,7,4,2,4,7] result of (4) success + [3d10] => [8,4,5] result of (1) success(0) .: [1d10] =>  result of (1) success7 successes(0) .: Box Fresh [13d10] => [5,6,7,7,7,4,2,7,5,4,5,7,7] result of (6) success + [3d10] => [8,6,1] result of (1) success7 successes(0) .: Wendy's [13d10] => [1,10,7,2,8,10,9,8,2,3,10,1,5] result of (7) success + [3d10] => [6,8,1] result of (1) success(0) .: [3d10] => [9,10,3] result of (2) success(0) .: [1d10] =>  result of (1) success12 successes(0) .: Coca Cola [13d10] => [9,9,10,4,9,1,3,6,10,6,2,10,5] result of (6) success + [3d10] => [2,10,3] result of (1) success(0) .: [3d10] => [1,10,5] result of (1) success(0) .: [1d10] =>  result of (1) success11 successes. So now we know who won the cola's war(0) .: Yakazawa Electronics [13d10] => [5,10,3,1,3,5,7,10,1,9,9,9,10] result of (7) success + [3d10] => [3,9,10] result of (2) success(0) .: [3d10] => [10,8,6] result of (2) success(0) .: [1d10] =>  result of (1) success(0) .: [1d10] =>  result of (1) success16 successes (laptops, cellphones, the firdge, microwave ovens, etc. House appliances and others)Want more brands or is that enough?
>>29725924Pretty comprehensive.Make one more roll (possibly positioning) to make sure that other companies know that the promotional contracts are not comprehensive, and there might be scope for other deals to be madeYes, Ned is touting for freebies/junkets/etc from other companies
>>29725924I think our Rookies are getting a surprising payday. Even that girl will be impressed
>>29726013>positioning(0) .: Positioning [13d10] => [2,9,8,5,2,1,7,8,7,1,9,2,1] result of (6) success + [3d10] => [9,10,7] result of (3) success13 successes.Companies may start a bidding war for the chance to sponsor the show now.Want to check on Mako to teach her some english, or check on how the songs are coming along? maybe the videogame?
>>29726014Surprising only to people who don't know Ned.Wlecome to the Salter Express. Destination: Wealth
>>29726152That train has no brakesWas checking youtube and this sounded interesting since we have two drummershttp://youtu.be/7ejsM0VF-OsSeems like something Euphry could come up with, using Aleksander's voice
>>29726129I'd say teach Mako english, because I don't think we've done that before, and then check up on the video game. This comes from my totally fair and unbiased opinion that in *no* way is formed by my zero experience in music and the fact I would be totally lost in anything music related.
>>29726280Aritsu: -on the holocom- "Mister Salter, miss Tsun is here to see you."A few minutes later, you are sitting on the couch with the black haired beauty as she reads some texts for you.Mako: " ...phas the phest of times, it was the phorst of times, it was the age of wisdom..." -she says in clear musical tones-She is wearing a clear white dress with sphagetti straps, with a light matching shirt under it, with a tall neck and long sleeves. The dress reaches down to her knees, and she walks on wooden sandals, tho right now they are at the entrance of your office. Obviously quite happy, she holds the book with both hands as she reads for you in english.Ned: "Was the best of times"Mako: "Phas the best of times"Ned: "No, you need to do this with your tongue..."You arent sure if you really helped her, but she seems to enjoy your company all the same.*******Want to make small talk, tell her about how you are establishing a fund for children thanks to her upcoming modeling, ask her out, ask her about the songs, something else, or more than one of those options?
>>29726395Isn't Mai doing the teaching? She's the one with the Train People Well superpower...Also, remember that Mako is viewed by the Chinese Government as an asset. Best not try anything just yet (if at all) for risk of Diplomatic Incident. Ned's a businessman first and foremost, he wouldn't jeopardise a deal for the sake of putting the moves on a woman
>>29726538She was but yesterday Mako asked if Ned could teach her himself instead.Well you can talk about work or something else
>>29726538Mako said she wanted us to teach her instead, so I was like 'why not?' Maybe we should do some joint work together with Mai or something, and have her do the bulk of the training, but with us around to keep her properly motivated or something?Also, we should make sure to throughly cover colloquialisms, slang, and other informal speech that doesn't really translate well. Maybe guide her through an english sitcom or something?
>>29726716the big bang theory 27th season?Uhmm is that time when people just drops out of the thread, should we stop here for today?
>>29726538She's putting the moves on us really. As long as we're getting good press they are unlikely to care, especially since trying to do anything would be incredibly likely to blow up in their faces.
>>29727173I dunno, something with a lot of informal speech, really. I thought that a sitcom or a comedy show would have the most of them, and trying to explain the humour, uhh, yeah.I mean, to someone who's ESL, saying 'in for a penny' might as well just be in gibberish, for all the usefulness of it.
>>29727348That sounds good.******Ned: "I think it would be good if we saw some television together. Some popular shows, so you can pick up a lot of everyday phrases quickly"The girl stiffens, and seems to consider it for a moment, getting redder and redder from head to tow.Mako: "It... a-at what time...?" -she says softlyNed: "Well, we both work, so perhaps after work. Prime time television schedule would be good."Mako: "..." -nods- "Id... if you say so" -she says softly with a bright smile, looking away from youNed: "Alright, today will... probably be too busy a day, but let's try tomorrow, alright?"Mako: "alright" -she seems as happy as a child with an icecream coneYou help her practice a bit longer, and finally scort her to the caffeteria, for lunch.********Alright, Im stopping here for today and saving the thread. Will remain online for comments and such.
>>29727456>>29726152Out of curiosity are we rich enough to hire a "driver" either a Nova, or a baseline we pay for the superior operation (great way to ensure loyalty.) I suppose a psiad would work to.
>>29727647where/how would we find a psiad, tho?And we probably can hire someone, but novas and superiors tend to be able to earn a lot by themselves unless they are retarded. Maybe a Lyann clone? I dunno, I guess we can get someone moved into superior, but i dont see what would guarantee loyalty
>>29727718Considering g how rare it is I assumed it was new, secret and being done in extremely limited quantities. Our boss, the head of the XWF doesn't have it after all. As for how it would guarantee loyalty, you chose an experienced professional, either a decorated military vet or someone from a security service, private or public, and offer them effective Novadom when the couldn't possibly afford it themselves.
>>29727718Psiads tend to be mistaken for novas at this point in the timeline. They could be one of the prospective candidates
>>29727885>Our boss, the head of the XWF doesn't have it after all.Rick: "As far as YOU know! Yeeehaaa!"
>>29731064We didn't detect him with our node when we met him at the party.
>>29731175Dormancy, bitches!But seriously, it makes perfect sense to me. I mean he must be pushing his age by now if he was a normal human, you know?
>>29731241Also I was looking for "jungle sound music song" on youtube and found this. This must be the worst thing i've seen/heard this yea rhttp://youtu.be/CevxZvSJLk8Anyway, do you have any ideas for the videogame? through the main story we are closing in on bomber lord at last. We contact the authorities, our PIs (to have them give copies of the evidence and get the witness), arrange things so the agents (both utopia and federal) arrest him after Brass is done beating him into dust, and that should end the first main arc.After that we have no main villain for a while, but still have to finish the band, the videogame, maybe starting(?) the relationship with Mako, and then what?
>>29731392Technically, dormancy is supposed to be an opposed roll, but w/e. As for next thing to do, it could be anything from:1. Alien invasion2. Terragen trying to get even. We are going to give them a monumental black eye PR wise. And if we turn our Savy to supporting Qui Meng we'll probably be considered a serious thread to their philosophy.3. Movie of the Century deal with Brass's comeback.4. The various criminal gangs trying to mess with us for whatever reason. Maybe the Megasyndicate has a stake in Pepsi and McDonalds and lost billions because of us.
>>29731392Also, holy shit that's a terrible music video.
>>29731687Isint it? see see! you people keep saying you know shit about music, but I keep saying everyone knows at least what they like and dont like. That video is shit here and on the moon. God that was an awful video
>>29732097I like this music video. I don't really like the song itself, but I admire the singer's flexibility. It has to have been edited and put together of course, but what about live concerts?http://youtu.be/_jud_SnKTlY