Hey guys, I need to be about 5 miles in one hour so we will be starting later today. Will be there for about 10 minutes and then rush back here. So annoying, It's a really fast thing but it's also rather far.
>>30606488Drive safe King.
Back, jesus sooo many waiting lines, it was awful
>>30607570Welcome back Boss!
>>30607601>>30607593Where were we.. ah right, want to play Ned's weekend (Saturday morning at the office, then training with Lyann, helping Mako with english (taking her out for a change, since its saturday evening? maybe the park, the beach, an actual movie theater?) and finally going to Mai for movie and pizza saturday night. Then sunday probably resting for a change or maybe something else as well?
>>30607698Hmm, I thought Sunday we were doing a picnic/nature walk with Lyann?Maybe we should play that by ear?
Oh, and I started playing The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. It's pretty sweet. Like if Diablo and Dungeon Keeper married by the church and had their baby 9 months after the wedding night. My in-game nick is Maglad, add me so I can loot your cast--- ehrr... visit you!
>>30607727>picnic/nature walk with LyannOh that sounds good, actually.So, proceeding with the weekend? IIRC we had arrived at the office already, checked with Aritsu for our new passwords, told to make room monday morning for a meeting with Ric Flair.*****Aritsu: "You have a holo meeting with the MTV executives in an hour, and the videogame company says they have a beta ready and sent you an invitation for it."Your secretary walks next to you until you reach your office, at which point she pours you a cup of coffee and waits for a few seconds in case you need anything, before going back to her desk.
>>30607801Do you want to check the offers for the video? VH1. !N, !E and half a dozen minor networks want to buy broadcasting rights for it.You could also check the online reviews, critics, and other comments.Download (instantly, thankyou OPNet!) and check the beta of the game?
>>30607824Definitely check the online, but just try to see what the general consensus from the fans is, not what the critics and reviewers are saying. As for the video, it's kind of a conflict of interest for us to make these deals, but as long as we work our a fair use agreement that's in Flux's best interests it should probably be fine.
>>30607859Well, roll 17d10 for business with a specialty in placement. Last 4 are mega dice. I'll type the reviews meanwhile.
Rolled 5, 1, 2, 5, 9, 9, 6, 1, 1, 10, 4, 6, 2, 8, 8, 7, 10 = 94>>30607891
Rolled 5, 5, 8, 7, 4, 1, 2, 9, 6, 8, 2, 8, 1, 4, 6, 9, 1 = 86>>30607891Check the Beta when we have free time later. Now, business!
Rolled 5, 5 = 10User Reviews:The general consensus on 4chan's /mu/ (now powered by OPNet, with Moot having uploaded his consciousness into a virtual /b/-born memetic-entity) is "They said they already have 5 more albums? this just keeps getting better and better". And a few "Shit looks so fake"The MTV forums are confused by everything that has been going on lately, so very quickly."There's music videos on MTV now? since when?""My favorite show isin't gonna get a new season?""So who owes MTV now?"VH1 forums are confused as to why Flux debuted on MTV and not with them.And pretty much everywhere you can see "15 reasons why Flux sucks. Read about on my blog at...." next to "The secrets behind Flux, read them on my blog at...">>3060790813 successes and rolling 2 exploding dice here
Rolled 5, 2 = 7>>30607974Oh, and a few MTV oldfags are saying "We were always a music video channel, noob. We are MUSICTV"You got a lot of successes, so, do you want to give Flux! maximum spread, keep the video limited to only a couple of channels and charge them in blood to make back the cost of the video, or a balanced approach, letting the rest of the entertainment business broadcast the video after a week of only the big networks having it, and one week after that uploading it to the not yet born, official Flux! Youtube Channel?
>>30608028I like that balanced approach.
>>30608028Ned is tough-but-fair, and is always looking ahead.Balanced approach, but add stipulations that stop Other Networks badmouthing the band. Image control, y'know... The last thing we need is some talking head drawing attention to Lyann's interactional issues, or accusing us of being propaganda for the Chinese Government because of Mako's involvement.Failing that, some way to emphasise that the networks only get what they want by the Grace Of Ned. Build some personal goodwill out of the deals
Rolled 7, 7 = 14>>30608043>>30608186Alright. You can probably get see some profits from the video in a few weeks.The new game has much better graphics, of course, but it still is a beat-em-up, albeit the character rooster is much bigger now. There are also Silver, Gold and Omega difficulty levels, and the beta testers seem to enjoy playing Aura the most, both because the motion capture and models quality are so high, and because her drain powers make fighting bosses much easier, albeit they say she is much weaker against the random mobs.The game's music is acceptable but nothing to write home about.
>>30608267Clearly we're doing to have to work on the music then. If only we had access to the hottest group in the non universe...
Rolled 2, 4 = 6>>30608324Uhmm... that reminds me, do you want to delay the game a bit more so we have time to add Euphry as a character?Mako does the main menu theme?Euphry and Aura in charge of boss fightsLyann and Aleksander working on the individual songs for each level.Bella and Stella do hideen bosses and randomly appearing super minions (sub bosses) themes.After sending your ideas to the company, you get ready to meet with the MTV execs through the holo.As it turns out, they are concerned about their positions in the company, and the main topic is that they want to know if their severage packages will be honored when they are let go.A couple want to know if you have time to check their ideas for new shows.
>>30608267Hmm, we probably can't afford to license Flux music for every track. See if we can get four songs, the silver, gold and Omega bosses and the closing credits. For the actual wrestler themes see if Ric will license us use of the actual wrestlers' official XWF themes. Not sure about the actual fight music, probably just get some recordings of Euphry and her Lyann jamming with Belle. Might need a second guitar but we don't want it to get too distracting from the game play...
>>30608377>delay for EuphryOh no. She's going to be a secret character in the first expansion pack.
>>30608377We will, of course honor all of our legal obligations.
Rolled 6, 8 = 14>>30608421roll diplomacy, which is 14d10 IIRC
Rolled 4, 8, 8, 5, 9, 7, 2, 1, 3, 8, 10, 6, 8, 5 = 84>>30608434The dice will roll
Rolled 1, 5, 10, 1, 9, 1, 7, 7, 1, 2, 9, 6, 5, 7 = 71>>30608434
>>30608386>Can't afford to licence the music of our own band>>30608449Diplomacy says otherwise, unique content incoming. Nice roll, BTW
>>30608449Yeah that's more than enough to calm them down. The two executives want to know if you have plans to do something similar to the XWF reality show with Flux, and if they means the network should get them a place.
>>30608377>New showsTell them to forward their ideas to Aritsu and we'll get back to them. Not because we're incredibly busy, though we are, but because we wouldn't want to fire someone in a fit of rage after reading yet another horrible reality show premise that fails to clear the bar it lowered by merely being proposed.
>>30608562No. Too many of the members value their privacy too much for that model to work with Flux.
>>30608609This, plus, nudity nudity everywhere.
>>30608641It's MTV. That far into the future who knows if they even bother blurring the naughty bits exposed on their channels.
>>30608641>nudity nudity everywhere...artists. I bet Aleksander also walks around naked at home
>>30608659I was going to say MTV Europe doesn't, but I am willing to bet ONLY Mtv North America does. And >maybe< asia, because TRADITIONS.After making a deal with the main entertainment networks, meeting with the MTV executives, and trying out the game's beta, we are about ready to start the weekend proper.Aritsu bids us farewell until monday, staying a bit after us to make sure the office is in order when we leave.We are about to leave when we get a call by Euphry, saying she'd like to meet us if we are still at the studio. Want to go see her or go have lunch? invite her to lunch?Captcha Yareyare clapsCaptcha gets its random words off the site, doesnt it?
>>30608739Go meet her at the studio, ask if we should grab lunch for her on the way. Reguardless pick up a nova sized sandwich and soft drink on the way over. Call Lyann that we're stopping by to see Euphry, so there's a chance we might be late.
>>30608739Sure, we can go see her
>>30608797>>30608799Lyann says that since Euphry has one of her clones with her, she could (technically) sit with you for lunch.There's a chance the clone is by now its own person and/or watching it switch personalities with Lyann upsets Euphry since she's not used to seeing that.Want Lyann to (remotely, sort of) join you for lunch?
>>30608919No. I don't want to intrude on the clone. For all we know Euphry's Lyann is integral to whatever the Russian wants to show us. Instead promise Lyann we'll make it up to her tomorrow, with interest (if necessary admit we were thinking about taking her out for a picnic and are using this as an excuse to get her by herself to ourself).
>>30608973fine by me
is>>30608941actually>>30608973?You meet with Euphry and Lyann(?) in the dining room. Euphry is wearing her usual casual wear, just some comfy and hardy (but actually fashionable and with heels) hiking short boots, tattered jeans and as a change, a very long, black cotton shirt with a long "tail" that hangs behind her almost to the floor, keeping it buttoned just by the three buttons on the neck. You are somewhat sure that is a fashion slip waiting to happen, but she seems comfortable all the same. Her hair for today is a very tall, natural looking mohawk, her hair managing to stand almost a feet tall while still looking soft, the red of her head sporting very short, closely cropped hair.Lyann(?) is dressed in sports hot pants, wooden sandals and a silk shirt. the kit doing a terrible job of hiding her figure, or an excellent job of showcasing her curves, depending on if you ask the female or males at the dining room. She has a long, soft and fluffy ponytail hanging behind her head, with a three tiny gold ring piercings on her left ear.Between Euphry and Lyann, the table seems both unapproachable and tempting.Euphry: "Hello, Ned. Sorry to grab you on your way home."Lyann(?): "Hi Ned"
>>30609103No, >>30608941 isn't me.
>>30609145Oh okay, nice to get more people.Euphry: "We were chasing sheep at home. when idea struck so had to leave bedroom"Lyann(?): "...she means we were sleeping when she woke up, so she went to play guitar in the living room." -blushes sligthly-Euphry: "Right, that. Can do guerrilla concert, like in russia?"Lyann: "She wants to just take over a street at some point and play songs until the police shows up to move us."Euphry: "Right, much beer, topless fans, music!"Lyann: "Honestly, I think she's worried she's growing "tame" and will get a reputation as sell out in Russia."******What do you think?
>>30609242I guess. Not near the XWF Building though. If fighters get caught up in in the police might not be able to move you. We don't want that kind of confrontation.
>>30609242Before I answer, what is the state of Russian aggression in this setting? I want to make sure we maximize the impact of this (if we do it) and can get assets in place to extract her if necessary."Hmm, doable. Might have to drop Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia from the world tour, but do able. How much equipment are you going to need? I don't want to get any Krew members locked up for building you a full soundstage in the center of Moscow."
>>30609308Sorry, misread Euphry'a statement as wanting to throw a concert in Russia. Scratch the write-in and ask whether she'd be willing to perform from a roof top or if she needs to be on street level?
>>30609242Also ask if she has any objections to MTV covering it live? We can put an unedited stream on a premium section of the site in the US and Asia, to get around the nudity concerns, and just broadcast it on the public outlets in Europe.
>>30609242"Euphry...how problematic would it be if the police didn't arrest you? Because I think I could swing everything you just asked for legally with a little work."
>>30609327She wants to know how high exactly are you thinking about? 1 floor would be fine, but higher is too high. As for soundtage, she had Lyann make her some custom speakers, and she says they're to cum for.Lyann(?): -now really red. she crosses her arms on the table and hides her face with them- "She means they're really good"Lyann designed a deceivingly tiny pair of speakers. She explains that they work by Quantum energy, not actual sound, so the music will be transmited 5 miles in every direction at the exact same volume anywhere within that range. The speakers can even work underwater (with proper isolating) on in outer space (she thinks) since they don't need air to work. They're "gadgets", tho, which means they can't be mass-produced. They need regular maintenance and quantum to keep from just breaking after a year or so.*****I was talking with two friends about crafting items in Aberrant (because the rules suck. Good job WW, as usual!), and when it comes to nova inventions, they come in two flavours, real technical advancements, which can be mass produced, and gadgets, which need quantum to operate. If you are familiar with Exalted 1st age, remember how all that fantastic sci fi machinery came apart when the solars were gone, because noone could give it proper upkeep or the right type of motes? same thing.*****Euphry: "But that's so boring! must have mosh pit with riot police!"Lyann(?): "I've tried to tell her police isin't the same here as in Russia but she wants her police mosh pit. Don't bother trying, Ned" -still hiding her face-*******Also, Russia is a pretty cool place right now in.setting. Two years ago they got a mega intelligent, mega charismatic nova as president elected AGAIN, and the guy continued his plan for Russia and made it into a economic super power that dwarfs the rest of Asia, except for China.
>>30609442*sigh, fine* Can it wait though? I've got a bit to heavy a schedule to deal with the fallout. Maybe on Wendsay?
>>30609442"Fine, fine. But I'm still getting the appropriate permits so I can take out damages insurance in advance. Should make both of our lives easier. How would you feel about doing a few of these across the country?"First or second story flat roof. Would make security concerns a lot easier. Reming Euphry that everyone and their mother has guns in this country and some of them are dumb enough to do dumb things with them. We're not letting some guy that doesn't get her take her out because it's easy.
>>30609442Capitalist Russia buys YOUYour turn, brbAlso, I like this character as Euphryhttp://youtu.be/G6Fo82TE9ac
>>30609535Euphry: "Wednesday fine! the bored masses won expect it!"Lyann: "I'll try to teach her better english before then" -she straightens up-Euphry: "I say Euphry take class if you let Euphry style you"Lyann: "I'm not wearing a mohawk and nose ring, Euphry! and you JUST used -I- correctly in a phrase, so don't try to exaggerate your spunky tourist thing, either!"Euphry: "Ned, wont Lyann look to cum for with mohawk and nose ring?"Lyann: "Now you are just embarrassing me on purpose!"Euphry: "You look beautiful when blushing."You rather enjoy lunch with the girls, and make your way to the parking lot when you spot Ami and Eldric walking together ahead of you. Want to call out to them?
>>30609690Nah, let the kids have their funYeah, they're probably as old as Ned. Doesn't stop them from being the kids
>>30609690Nah, we're running late for our lesson with Lyann. Wave if they see us and exchange pleasantries, but if they don't notice us save the ammunition to needle Ami with in front of Mai with the next time we have the two together.
>>30609708>>30609727Around 30 minutes later, you are driving around the corner towards Lyann's building. One of the clones (you don't think its the same clone as last time, but it's hard to say, really) is dressed in cotton overalls and a shirt as she covers the outer wall with a fresh layer of paint. Lyann's parking lot is an area under the building, and once you park , you notice the graffiti from last time are now painted over with the same color of pain that was being applied outside.As you go up from the parking lot to the lobby, three Lyann's greet you (you are somewhat used by now to hearing the exact same voice coming from the exact same face multiple times at the same time, but the effect is still a bit disconcerting).Lyanns: "Hey Ned, want Lyann to trade with one of us to walk you upstairs?"You indulge her, and Lyann greets you with a kiss on the cheek as she walks to the elevator with you, her clone dressed in soft silk clothes with a straight forward design.Lyann: "How is your day going?"You make some small talk with her. She seems interested, but seeing her "jump off" the clone's consciousness as you reach the penthouse, and then have the clone kiss you goodbye while Lyann (the original) kisses you hello is starting to grow on you.Ned: "It's been good so far, thankyou for asking. Yours?"Lyann: "Ah, I got a request for a new device for your navy, so I have a think tank working on it right now. Other than that, it's been a nice, slow day. Wrote two songs, painted 5 clothes, designed these clothes and planned our lesson for today."Ned: "How d- oh, right, I assume you delegate a lot. What are the other floors for, actually? labs?"Lyann: "About half, yes. The rest are studios. Sculpting, painting, dance. I have a small theater in the fifth floor. Maybe I'll do a solo play for you someday?"Ned: "That sounds nice, but I'm not sure if it may be above my cultural level. I read, but can't really say I'm the type to go to the theater."
>>30609690We had Aritsu schedule Euphry an appointment at the Labs right? Is that before or after Wednesday?
>>30609912Before>>30609904Ned: "So what are you doing for the navy?"Lyann: "Skynet. I jest. Can't really tell you. People likes that I am a full lab. Don't have to worry about people leaking secrets out. Anything does get out, they know it was me."Ned: "Oh.. alright. You said you designed those clothes?"Lyann: "Yes, you like? You seemed uncomfortable with my swimsuit, so these are now my gym with Ned clothes."The silken chemise-like combo of tiny shorts and backless shirt gives you all sorts of problem. It hangs naturally on her curves, and the silk does a piss-poor job of hiding her figure.Ned: "You always wear silk?"Lyann: "Or cotton. I can't stand the synthetic stuff... don't look at me like that, I'm not being elitist, I am actually allergic!"Ned: "I didint know people could be allergic to polyester"Lyann: "Is not even a Nova thing, there's plenty of people allergic to it. Watch. Your suit has -some- polyester on it, right?"Ned: "I imagine."She helps you take it off and caresses its insides, then shows you a bright rash on the tip of her fingers.Lyann: "Anything more than that, and it gets really bad."Ned: -nods- "I'll try to be less conscious, then. Don't want you to wear something that will hurt you."Lyann: "Do you want to practice by the poolside, as usual? I just thought that indeed, you haven't seen the rest of the building. We could use the dance studio."
>>30610054"Well, I really like the natural light at the pool to be honest, but I'm not one to refuse any tour offered by such a beautiful woman. Lead on and we'll see where we end up."
>>30610135Me. Also in retrospect probably laying it on too thick. Go with Bookie's "Sure."
>>30610054Oh crap. Is our work out gear synthetic? We might want to ask if Lyann can fabricate something for us that isn't toxic to her.
>>30610106>>30610135The dance studio is just like you imagined from movies over the years. A vast, empty room with mirrors on the walls and a bar at mig height. The light coming in through the large windows bounces around on the mirrors, making it a very bright, somewhat hot room.Ned: "Can you turn on the AC, it's a bit hot in here."Lyann: "That would be a waste, let me just open a window---" -the sight of the redheaded beauty's curves as the wind pushes her thin outfit against her, her long hair floating on the breeze, is breath taking, but you take care not to stare too much.Lyann: "Do you want to practice martial arts, or start learning to compartmentalize your mind?"**********>>30610250I have no idea. Look at your gym clothes if you have any, how much polyester do they have in them? (check the label)
>>30610250By the way, Eufiber is natural. At the very least, it isin't polyester.
>>30610309>Gym clothesMine are pretty much all synthetic, but I think most people I know go with cotton tops. Still, that means our shorts are probably radioactive to her.>mind compartmentalization
>>30610397>our shorts are probably radioactive to her.That will be funny if she actually ever tries to seduce Ned and get inside his pants. "Oh My God Im On Fire!"********She has you sit down however you are most comfortable, and sits in lotus flower next to you.Lyann: "You can even lie down if you want, just dont get so comfortable you'll fall asleep"Ned: "Don't worry. And if it's all the same to you, I'll rather sit."Lyann: "Alright, first, you have to think of yourself in the mirror..."She guides you through several meditation exercises, literally holding your hands. Time flies. By the time you need to leave, you feel like you are about to "get it".Lyann: "There's a changing room over there, we can have a shower the-- I meant, you can have a shower there. Sorry, I am too used to being alone while technically being with someone else."Ned: "I didin't think I would be so lucky, don't worry."Lyann: "I'll need to get your measurements before you leave if you want me to make you some clothes, alright? so stop by the 2nd floor, it's my tailoring studio"Ned: "Alright, thanks."A bit later, half a dozen Lyann's measure your everything as they take your biometrics, then declare you free to go. That somehow completely blew away the refreshing effect of the shower.******Guys I need to lie down for a bit. It seems something I ate did not sit well with me. I'll see you tomorrow, hopefully
>>30610768Take it easy King, hope whatever it is passes quickly and with minimal discomfort.
>>30610768I guess Lyann really is used to sharingCould not resist.
Krav Maga bugger here from the earlier threads. Holy shit have I missed a bunch apparently.Also you buggers are fools for not going with Mai yet
>>30612978She seems the least interesting. Also, I think we settled on a white wolf compromise last thread
>>30613076>Least Interesting>Ex black ops>Independently wealth, insofar as she didn't need Ned to become successful>Outdoorsy sort>Might eventually get Little Sister In Law Ami And that was before the others popped in. One is far too innocent to do anything without feeling like a pedophile, the other has more than a few issues. Not to mention the fact that someone could call it a conflict of interest hooking up with a client. Of course that's my two cents.
>>30613195All of them are independently wealthy, Mai is probably the poorest.
Hey guys im back, feeling better, Just curious if anyone is still here and if you want to continue
>>30614768hey man. Sorry I sort of dropped off the planet back there.So like I was saying, I was reading the crafting rules, and they're very White Wolf.
>>30614896I vaguely recall they give you taint if you try to advance the technology too fast and break their precious setting.
>>30614649Glad you're feeling better King, sorry I didn't spot this sooner.
>>30614930heh, I havent gotten to that point or noticed it yet, but that's WW for you
>>30615956Is okay, we'll continue tomorrow