Apologies for the hiatus, there was unavoidable, severe, Drama that required my attention. But that's past now, and we can resume. PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htm/?tags=Ghost+BustersRECAP:The Ghostbusters have finally gone global with their franchise, and some enterprising folks have opened up a branch in the Land of the Rising Sun.You are Harutora Daisuke, an ex-college student. You were expelled due to a scandal, that you exposed. There's been a lot of domino effects and collateral damage. Jobs have been lost and careers ruined. People are more mad at the whistleblower, you, than anyone else.Thus, when you saw your childhood friend, Fumihito Sato, and he offered you a job in his new start up, you said yes. Mostly because you knew your chances of employment anywhere else were almost nil.Your co-workers are an unusual bunch. Marunishi Akira, a self-styled cowboy who was abducted by a Monster Under The Bed as a child. He escaped from the Nether realm, and now gets to combine work and vengeance.Kawasagi Sakura, who prefers to be called 'Star.' A cheerful girl who lives inside a bubble of 1980's pop culture, and who owns the abandoned Dumpling Factory you now call your home/work/base.Fumihito Sato, your friend from childhood with the massive hero complex. Who also has a penchant for making up 'Sayings of the Ancients' that make no sense.Tamotsu Sana, your sour secretary. A struggling actress who seems to have two settings 'Bitter Snark' and 'NOPE.'Also there's Yurei. A ghost of a teen girl who committed suicide. She missed her chance to Cross Over, and now is stuck waiting for her second chance. In the meantime, she haunts a first generation iPod knock-off called a Chyme.There's also your neighbor, Sachiko. A miko who lives across the street from you. She doesn't like you, as evident by the arrows that she regularly shoots into your sign, door, and wall. (cont)
>>30961767Business has been rather brisk. Taking on ghost maids, creatures formed of marzipan and champagne, and overly-aggressive flatware is your new 'routine.'Of course, there's a growing threat to all of Japan, and possibly the world. There's a lunar conjunction beginning (as they do) which means that there will be 100 Nights of Terror. Normally, this wouldn't be too bad as it also means 100 Nights of Employment. Unfortunately, the 100th Night, the time when all the moons will be in alignment, will be when it's midnight in Japan. That means that Oiwa, one of the most powerful, dangerous, and feared spirits will be freed. Oiwa, a being who spawned the entities known as Sadako, Kayako, and other Long-Haired Ghost Girls. You talked to her a little, she's pissed and looking forward to her big night. Though she did give you an out: 'Return my face and I will be at peace.' However, you have other problems apart from her. There's a group of individuals who have acquired the power of the ikiryo. The ability to control a person's own spirit while they are still alive. They are using that ability to attack women, and menace the supernatural community. So far you've been able to identify this group as a private organization known as the 'Gentleman's Club.' You were investigating one of their previous hideouts for clues, when you were caught by some malicious spirits, using the power of the 100 Nights to trap you...in a game show.Right now you're trapped within an oversized mason jar. A tube at the top is pouring whipped cream into the jar. Mixed with the topping are coins, your task is to find the gold coin with Oiwa's face upon it, before you drown in high-fructose corn syrup.Maybe taking Sato up on his offer wasn't the greatest choice in the world.EPISODE 10: OIWA'S CASTLE: EXTREME EDITION!
>>30961780Well it's not slime, or if it is slime it's slime that's identical to whipped cream."ICKY STICKY YUMMY FUN FUN!" The Hanged Host shouts to the invisible (but loudly cheering) crowd. "SO MANY EMPTY CALORIES! BUT IT'S THE LACK OF AIR THAT'LL KILL DAISUKE, NOT HIS BLOOD SUGAR! COME ON DAISUKE! FIND THAT COIN, OR..."The crowd, and the Drowned girls that are holding Star and Sato join in."DIE!" "FOR!" "DOLLARS!">Try to find the coin>Stop the flow of whipped cream>Break the jar>Other
>>30961767YOU LIVE AGAIN
Let's try and find the coin. WOOO!
>>30961876>Stop the flow of whipped creamI hope your advertising somewhere or have a twitter or something because I doubt many people are going to just return after this long.
>>30961876>Try to find the coin
>>30961876Find the coin!
>>30962391>>30962912Best to play their little game. You start digging through the whipped cream sorting through all the coins. >Roll 1d20 >The highest of the first three rolls plays, 1s are just very low, 4s are the Crit-fail AKA Ghost Roll. Ghost Rolls are bad.
Rolled 20>>30963553Come on, Daisuke!
Sweet your back. I thought you had abandoned this. I asked if anyone had an idea where you went a few times in the QTG but didn't get a responses.
Rolled 5>>30963587>>30963553Only one thing can mess that up!
Rolled 4>>30963661>>30963553Almost. One more time!
I cant play right now but I will catch it on the archive. Thanks for bringing this back.
>>30963661>>30963728This is what happens when no one else rolls.You guys do know that you have to complete the dice pool for good or ill right?
>>30963728>>30963587>Gets back from laughing.There! You see it! You grab the coin. Oiwa's half covered face is glaring out at you. Smirk and turn to show the coin to the host, and then...OW!!The coin bit you! The bitch's face is alive.OW! You wince as you realize that the other coins are snapping at you. You've also dropped the coin."OOOOH, SO CLOSE!" The host shouts. "BUT YOU NEED TO HOLD THE COIN FOR FOUR SECONDS! TRY AGAIN!">Grab for the coin again>Stop the flow>Break the Jar>Other
Grab for the coin again. Stuff you whole hand in its mouth so it cant bite you hard.
>>30963895Grab the coin again. If it bites you, means that its holding on to you and you're holding it.
>>30963895>Grab for the coin againWe'll show tha coin who's boss!
>>30964051Okay, so the bitch got the jump on you. Not going to happen this time.The whipped cream has reached to just below your knees.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 13>>30964075better grab that sucker.
>>30964116Damn, damn, damn....ah! There! You grab it by the very edge, it almost slips out of your hand twice, but you keep a grip on it. Then you slam it against the glass wall, your fingers carefully not at her mouth.The Hanged Host's face goes from that ghoulish smile to a frown and then her snaps his fingers.The coin, bottle, absolutely none of the whip cream vanish. Leaving you standing there, with squishy, sticky boots.A third Drowned Girl is suddenly behind you, grabbing your arms and twisting them behind your back before you can go for your wand. She's careful about not touching the pack. She grins at you, black slime oozing between her teeth. "Any words for our audience, Lucky?"
It appears my guess that you'd reappear on April 4th at 4am in the 4th timezone were incorrect.Welcome back.
>>30964340"I ain't afraid of no ghost" or "Money isn't gonna slip through my fingers." or "Do you know of dental hygiene?"
>>30964340"This one goes out to all the ones I've helped cause train delays. Helllooooooo undeworld, who else is enjoying their night of a hundred bloody moons? I can't hear youuuu!"
>>30964641> "Money isn't gonna slip through my fingers.">>30964683Heh, maybe if we get the audience going on our side it'd be a help.
Rolled 12>>30964340"Just one thing. I'm not dying any soon, but the dollars better be rolling in!"
>>30964683We're in a game show and we're loving ever second of this.Let's make sure the audience loves us too.
"Money isn't gonna slip through my fingers." You say. "This one goes out to all the ones I've helped cause train delays. Helllooooooo undeworld, who else is enjoying their night of a hundred bloody moons? I can't hear youuuu!"The crowd roars with a mixture of cheers, jeers, applause, boos, and unintelligible shouting."ISN'T HE GREAT FOLKS?! NOW LET'S GO ON TO THE NEXT GAME! WHHOOOOOOOOOOO'S HUNNNGRY FOR SOME FUN?"The crowd cheers. You're steered by your 'hostess' to stand by your partners.Star and Sato both grin at you. "Starting to enjoy this?" Sato asks. "Man, I hope I get to like...wrestle a ghost monkey or something!""Ooh oooh! I wanna slide down the giant slide!" Star says."Giant slide?" You ask."Well there's GOTTA be a giant slide, or else this is one lousy game show!" Star says."She's got a point." Sato says. "As the Ancients say, 'He Who Cannot Embrace The Slope Of Fortune, Should Not Expect To See It Rise!' Or something like that."The Drowned Girls all look at each other. "You three are...""Ghostbusters." The three of you say."SO COME ON DOWN TO KAYAKO'S BED AND BREAKFAST! YOU CAN MESS UP THE ROOM AS MUCH AS YOU WANT! SHE WONT HOLD A GRUDGE!" The Host finishes his commercial."NOW!" He goes to a giant, multicolored wheel that has appeared behind him. "LET'S SEE WHO PLAYS NEXT!!" He spins the wheel.>Roll 1d6
>>30965349.(First number that repeats)
Rolled 6>>30965349JOHN CENA!
Rolled 4>>30965349Spin that wheel!
>>30965390>>30965491"AND IT'S DAISUKE AGAIN!!!! LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!" The Host says.Your Drowned Girl walks you forward. The Hanged Host gestures to a small box that's on top of a pedestal. "SO...ARE YOU READY TO PUT YOUR MOUTH WHERE THE MONEY IS?" He opens the box to show six steaming shumai dumplings."So..." You ask. "Are they made of blood or eyeballs?""NO. BUT THEY'RE EXTRA STICKY!" The Host cheers. "ALSO, YOU WANT TO LOOK OUT FOR....THE CURSED SHUMAI!!!!! GET THAT AND YOUR GAME AND MOUTH BECOME VERY VERY UNHAPPY!""We put a Ghost Pepper in one of them." The Drowned Girl says to you."SO, HERE'S HOW THE GAME WORKS. YOU HAVE TO EAT AT LEAST ONE SHUMAI TO WIN THIS ROUND. HOWEVER, FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL SHUMAI YOU EAT, DAWN COMES ONE HOUR EARLIER. IT'S FOUR HOURS UNTIL DAWN, EASILY ENOUGH TIME FOR TWO MORE ROUNDS. ROUNDS THAT'LL BE...MUCH MORE EXCITING!""With knives and fire!" You girl says."SO DAISUKE, HE WHO MAKES SCHOOLGIRL WEEP, HOW MANY SHUMAI ARE YOU GONNA EAT?!"
>>30965590Go for 3(Welcome back OP)
>>30965722(Is that just the mandatory one and one more, or two additional ones?)
Six. Eat them all, just to show him.
>>30965758Two total so mandatory one and one more
>>30965590Eh, let's try three.
>>30965590The correct answer is 4.Because it's the Ghost Number.
>>30965697>>30965815"Three it is!" You say."WOW WOW WOW!" The Host says.The Drowned Girl squeals with joy and claps her hands. "Oh, you three are SO much more FUN than all the other exorcists and priests we get!"You reach into the box and pluck the first one and hold it."Hey, no fair!" Sato says."Yeah, we want a snack too!" Star says. "Three each, and Daisuke's a total camera hog!""WELL, YOU DID PICK THREE...WANNA RISK YOUR FRIEND'S TONGUES AS WELL AS YOUR OWN?"Roll 1d20
Rolled 7>>30965912Time to see if we're screwed in the first one! CHOMP!
Rolled 2>>30965912"Yes. Yes I definitely do."
>>30965931Star gave you a wink. She has a plan.Also, the Drowned Girl has let go of your hand so you can eat the shumai."Yes. Yes, I definitely do." You say."A TEAM EFFORT, BOILS AND GHOULS!" The Host says."REALLY?!" You, Sato, and Star all say at once."I mean," Star says as she walks up with Sato. "I know these things are corny, but come ON. THAT old pun?""Eh, maybe he's been out of the loop." Sato says.Sato and Star step up next to you to peruse their pick of dumplings. Star frowns at the smell. "I think we'd be better off with eyeballs.""So," Sato whispers to you. "Now, on three, or do we play this one out?"
>>30966040Play it out
>>30966040We play this out for all it's worth.
>>30966040"I AM pretty hungry, but yeah let's see what Star's got up her sleeve."
"We play this out for all it's worth." You say."Really?" Sato asks."Star has a plan." You say."Really?" Sato asks."Yes, really." Star says. "I think these ghosts aren't...okay yeah they're nasty, but I don't think they're deadly.""Did you miss the part where they almost drowned Daisuke?" Sato asks."Do you see how much control they have over this space?" Star says. "They have no reason to not kill us, and they can do it at any time. Honestly, I think they're bored.""So get a hobby!" Sato says."This is their hobby." Star says. "Now shut up and bottoms up."You all bite into your shumai.Roll 1d6, first repeating
Rolled 6>>30966265Come on
Rolled 6>>30966265>>30966403Hmmm... Lets try that again with less massive retardation.
>>30966305>>30966422>6Huh. Better than expected.
Rolled 1, 5 = 6>>30966445Ick...you DO think you'd be better off eating eyeballs. The dumpling is sticky and it tastes off, not rotten, but as if it was just almost starting to go rotten.
>>30966506okay so which one of our merry band got the ghost pepper...
>>30966506>sticky>tastes offThis does not bode well.
>>30966506You, and your partners stick out their tongues to the host, and the darkness where the audience noise is coming from. "LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!" The Host says with a giant smile and the crowd explodes into applause."AND NOW IT'S JUST TWWWOOOO HOURS TIL DAWN, SO LET'S GO TO OUR FINAL GAME!""Aww, did we skip over the slide?" Star says."ALL YOU HAVE TO DO...IS WALK TO THE EXIT!"There's the sound of a door opening and you see the front doors of the long abandoned club open to show Tokyo."Wait for it." Star says."WITHOUT SPILLING YOUR EGGS!" The host says as the Drowned Girls show the hats you're supposed to wear. They're pretty much just large plastic bowls filled with black eggs."And there it is." Sato says."And every time you drop an egg..." One of the girls says as she drops an egg it cracks open onto the ground giving off an ungodly stench.One of the other girl's arm then bursts into flame. "Your partner gets to have Happy Fun Fire Time on their flesh!""MAKE IT FROM WHERE YOU ARE TO THE DOOR BEFORE DAWN BREAKS, AND YOU GET THE GRAND PRIZE! YOUR LIFE! OTHERWISE YOU'LL SPEND ALL OF ETERNITY WITH US...""DYING! FOR! DOLLARS!" The crowd cheers.>Let's go for it!> "How about we double our bet!"> Pull your wands and shoot your way out.> Other
>>30966506They probably got the food from the offerings at shrines and such so might be stale.
>>30966601>> "How about we double our bet!"inb4 TPKI want this option. I know I shouldn't but I want IT.
>>30966601>> "How about we double our bet!"
>>30966601Go for it man
>>30966601>> Other"Any other rules?""NO!""Okay!"Stick the eggs with slime to the bowls, hell just fill the bowls with sticky slime, and we walk out.
>>30966601>Double our bet>Prize is living>DOUBLE LIFE FOR EVERYONE!Seriously though, how would doubling down even work?Can we be sneaky assholes and combine two bowls together using some of that corn syrup on our boots as adhesive? Might work if we are doubling down. Hell, non slip grip even if we are going solo.
>>30966601>>30966646>>30966673>Double our bet>Use the slimethrowers on our bowls and eggs
>>30966646Yeah let's do this.
>>30966630>>30966646Changing my vote to combine these
>>30966646>OtherI like the way you think Anon. Pending the answer to this, I think double down would be reasonable with the back up plan being "oh god, oh god, get the wands out".
>>30966601Eh, double the bet means double the challenge.Also I don't think these guys have any money.
>>30966625>>30966630"How about we double the bet?" You say."What?" The four ghosts ask."You know about the Gentlemen's Club, Oiwa, and all the other stuff. Right?" You say."We know SOME things." The Host says. He's uncharacteristically subdued. "What...what're you offering?"> "Akira and Sana's Soul"> "The spirits we have in the Containment Grid."> "The Biba Jibun rabbit lo-girls."> Other
>>30966721They're a ghost TV show they probably have loads of ghost money.That could be useful the next time we're in the ghost world.I wonder if it's possible to develop a way where we can empty the pockets of ghosts we trap
>>30966737>> OtherOur soul. It wouldn't be right to bet other people
>>30966737>>30966746>> OtherThe promise of COMING BACK TO THE SHOW NEXT YEAR! This game is just to fun.By the way, how much is the DVD for this show? I'd love to see this episode later on.
>>30966757Yeah we should totally get the DVD after this.They better have a T-shirt too. "I Survived Dying for Dollars"
>>30966737>OtherWe have the surviving members of the group act as recruiters. Let's be honest. SOMEONE WILL DO IT WILLINGLY. IT IS JAPAN. Hell we could probably make money off it if they promised not to kill anyone as well. Think of the ratings we would get. It would go on for ages.They are bored and dependent on people randomly getting trapped. We can "provide" consenting contestants (until we come back guns a-blazing) the next day.
>>30966852"Consenting" contestants in the form of cult worshipers we don't like."Go ahead, summon your god! But you'll never stop what we have planned in this building!"
>>30966757"Why, a return performance of course!" You say. "Also, don't we get a DVD of our time here?""Or the home game?" Sato asks."Oh, we GOTTA get a t-shirt!" Star says.The Hanged Host looks at you all for a moment, then he bursts into a huge grin again. This one is actually much more...honest...if you want to call it that."HOW ABOUT IT FOLKS? WHO'S FOR SEEING OUR FAVORITE CONTESTANTS COMING BACK FOR NEXT SEASON?!"The audience cheers and the Drowned Girls all clap and jump up and down, giggling."YOU GOT A DEAL!" The Host says. "FOR A RETURN SPOT, WE'LL TELL YOU ALL WE KNOW ABOUT ONE, AND ONLY ONE, ISSUE OF YOUR CONCERN.""Deal.""GREAT! NOW...LET'S WALK ON EGGSHELLS AND..."And this time the three of you join in as well. "DIE! FOR! DOLLARS!"The girls strap the egg baskets to your heads."Now," The girl getting you ready says, "You aren't gonna cheat, and use your toys right? We've never had this much fun in ages!"> Sure.> Sure. (Lie)> Nope!> Other
>>30966875>Sure."Was really hoping you wouldn't ask that."
>>30966875>Sure/Other"What are the exact rules?"
Sure. Admit you are also having fun.
You know it feels kinda good doing this. I bet these guys usually get the "Oh no don't kill me please I have a family" type kind.
>>30966950This is also an extremely good form of advertising. Think of all the other youkai and ghosts out there who are watching this at home right now?
You do a dramatic snap of your fingers. "Was really hoping you wouldn't ask that." And wave your finger at the girl. "Alright, Sure."The girl giggles again. You notice that the girls look...well...less drowned. "So what ARE the rules?""Oh! Umm, you head to the door, and then we're going to shoot stuff like ketchup, or feathers, and stuff at you to make you trip." She says. "Normally it's to set the exorcists or priests on fire and then slam the door in their face as they get close. But..." She grins. "Well...well we're having fun so...maybe I'll just make you into a walking hot dog!" She giggles and goes back.You line up with the others."I noticed that the pink was returning to their faces when you made those jokes after the whipped cream." Star says. "I'm not 100% sure, but they're looking less nasty ghost and more like Yurei the more we play along. You think that's a good thing or a bad thing?""What's the Host's deal then?" Sato asks."I dunno." Star says. "I sneaked a look at the PKE meter, he's giving no reading. At all.""What?" You ask."He's an Unable To Register." Star says."Ohhh, that's usually very bad." Sato says."Yeah, so...what're we doing Daisuke? Play along or make a break for it, or start busting'?"> We must do the Walk of Shame> Run before OUR eggs get scrambled> Get 'em!> Other
>>30967066>> We must do the Walk of Shame
>>30967066Play along, full on. They're having fun, we're having fun, and the primary job of a Ghostbuster in JAPAN, is the harmony of spirits. The more harmonized these guys are, the better.
>>30967106>spiritsSee that's the thingthey might not be spirits at all anon, but possesed. By playing along, we're trapping them.
>>30967066>We must do the Walk of ShameIf they are getting less deadly the more we play along, let us ham it up like Porky for the cameras. That means double down on the horrible bits of wisdom Sato. Star, we are going to need the enthusiasm turned up to 11. Lets check if they have so 80s rock for an anthem. I vote Eye to the Tiger.
>>30967129Eh...I don't think so. If they are possessed, they would not necessarily be getting less evil dead looking as we play along. I think.
>>30967129 Well anon, that might be, but we need to play with what we can figure so far. If they're possessed, that might be more obvious down the line. Right now, it looks like a bunch of wayward spirits that crave stimulation that died watching game shows. Better we get them more natural first, before determining possession, mere manifestation, or otherwise.
>>30967184Eh true enough.Besides, actually, even if would or would not be trapping these people, they seem completely happy in the show. It's a pretty great show btw I'd hate to see it go>>30967066>>30967106>>30967135> We must do the Walk of Shame
>>30967135"Play along," You say. "Get ready to get messy.""OKAY! REDAAAYYYYY????? SEETTTTTTT???" The Host starts."GO!!!!" The girls cheer.The audience goes wild and music starts to play.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFep4vO4TRc"I take it back." Star says. "They're pure evil."You start the slow careful walk towards the open door. There's a siren and a cheer and you see a spot light click on and there's one of the girls with a giant...ketchup squirt bottle. She blasts the three of you with it, aiming mostly for the chest and your faces, not the ground.>Roll 1d20+2 to keep your footing
Rolled 18 + 3>>30967225
>>30967239Shit, sorry. That was supposed to be a +2.
Rolled 9 + 2>>30967225
Rolled 18 + 2>>30967225>Not a 4>For the love of god, not a 4
Rolled 9 + 2>>30967203>It's a pretty great show btw I'd hate to see it go EXACTLY why we offer to come back again. Priests and shaman did not outright contain, destroy, or force ghosts in older generations. They would counsel, speak, work with, appease, and only banish/destroy in dire situations. We're modern, but we're not stupid. We can work with them, just need to be a bit more frank. Less mysticism, more science.Oh jeeze hotdog time? D:
>>30967239>>30967257>>30967263>>30967281>18,9 repeatingHuh.RNG seed likes multiples of 3 and 9 apparently
>>30967239You easily walk past that. The next girl comes up, and she's got the mustard and the relish. Now you are going to have to get a new pair of coveralls, because now they are filthy from top to bottom.> Roll 1d20+1
>>30967281In canon the American (original) ghostbusters actually have a police of "leaving the quiet ones alone"
Rolled 1 + 1>>30967328
Rolled 1 + 1>>30967328>Second verse, same as the first>Not a 4>For the love of god, not a 4
Rolled 9 + 1>>30967328Oh god why
Rolled 14 + 1>>30967328Oh dear, multiple dice rolls.
Rolled 11 + 1>>30967328Once more into the breach.>>30967330Did not know that. I just assumed they went "Time to blast everything for money. :D :D :D"
>>30967336>>30967348You have got to be shitting me.
>>30967336>>30967348Well, it wasn't a 4.>>30967354Mediocre as fuck, but hopefully it allows us to squeak by.
>>30967354Your feet skitter and slip and you have to put your hands up to your head.Star actually spins around in a circle, but keeps it together.Sato does a very long, and very painful leg split. He gives a running commentary of it.The girls are in hysterics as you and Star pull Sato back up.The last one almost can't bring herself to throw the shredded onions at you.Almost.You're almost at the door. The sweet smell of Tokyo's night air is in your nose...along with the smell of bad shumai, hot dog condiments, and whipped cream.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 4>>30967475Dear Dice Gods, please give me better rolls after the one last roll.
Rolled 8>>30967475> Roll 1d20Oh dear god no.We're gonna go ghost.
>>30967493Was about to call it too
>>30967493You damn fool, you should have specified what you meant by better.
>>30967493Fuck you Dice Gods
Rolled 20>>30967475Double ghost?
>>30967544>>30967493PLEASE cancel each other out.
Rolled 15>>30967475Time to roll. Because oh lord.
>>30967544>>30967493And now we pray that 20 beats 4's
>>30967551I'd rather they interact in entertaining ways.
>>30967493>>30967544So close. . .
>>30967493 I think the Dice Gods want to make this as close to being like the source material as possible. You let out a breath as Star makes it outside. The ghosts are playing fair. "Nice call man!" Sato says. "We got this!" He says. "As the Ancients say...oh, fuck."You realize why the Ancients have said that about two picoseconds after. Sato always tilts his head back when he makes his 'quotes.'You turn to look to see Sato tilts his head back swiftly, and see one egg fall past your friend's nose and then splatter on the ground."My bad." Sato says.Then your ass bursts into flame.You run for the door, not giving a damn, and you make it outside with a lunge...where the fire instantly goes out.However, the contents of your egg helmet splatters all over yourself thanks to your lunge and you're covered with rotten egg."SATO!" You and Star both turn around to see that Sato was right behind you and has escaped the club and the game show right before you splattered yourself.Egg yolk drips off of your face as the helmets vanish.A car honks as it think's you're mooning them.It's rather breezy tonight."Sorry." Sato says.The sound of laughter cuts through your humiliated rage. You turn and see three girls, all leaning on themselves, laughing so hard that there are tears in their eyes.Then...they pop...like soap bubbles. You see a few small motes of light flicker for a moment, and then wink out.(cont)
>>30967798"That was...well...that was just amazing." The Host says. Walking through the doors behind you. He's not looking like a ghoul anymore, he's not even looking that Japanese.Now he looks like a man wearing makeup and a costume. If you had to guess his ethnicity, you'd say Middle Eastern...maybe? The noose around his neck looks especially fake now. He takes out an e-cigarette."I think it loses something without the fire." The Host says, in perfect Japanese. "But Ish is quitting for a decade, and if she's not smoking, then neither can I." He chuckles. "I wondered if you'd be as good as Pete and the others. No doubts now.""So, deal's a deal." He says. "One question."> How do we return Oiwa's face?> Where is the Gentlemen's Club?> How do we stop the 100 Bloody Moons?> Who are you?> Other
>>30967819>> How do we return Oiwa's face?
>>30967819Uhhh....> How do we return Oiwa's face?I want them all though. Especially who he is.
>>30967819>> Who are you?I want to ask this oneBut we should probably ask about the face.
>>30967819>How do we return Oiwa's face?...Dib Devlin?
>>30967819>> How do we return Oiwa's face?Definitely this.
Rolled 15>>30967819Oiwa's face, definitely. And middle eastern, sounds like the original version of Beetlejuice. In the original screenplay, his true form was that of a middle eastern man, but far more sinister in his pranks. This feels like a combination of his original look, and the revised humorous tone he had in the newer script.
>>30967819>inb4 new re-occurring villain characterWhat is the best way to understand your history and eventually defeat you?
>>30967819I just want to know who this guy is. We'll probably find out about the face later, but this'll be our only chance to know.
I'm hoping the DVD and souvenirs aren't out of the question.
>>30967893Well, he knows the original crew. We can check with HQ when we get back at least. Maybe they met the American version of the gameshow?
>>30967893Not really, did you read the line>I wondered if you'd be as good as Pete and the others.This guy knows the originals, probably.
>>30967924It better not be we played along we want our trophy.
>>30967854Your google-fu is strong, young one.
>>30967836"How do we return Oiwa's face?" You ask.The Host vapes for a bit before answering. "Well, start by taking out Kyakyo and that water brat. They're not helping things, and you can't return her face while they're still out."Of course, this is one of those 'getting worse before it gets better' kind of things. Because you have to understand what Oiwa wants. You know how other ghosts ape the famous legends for power? She wants the opposite."Oiwa's honor was returned, yes. However, what do people think of when they speak of Oiwa? The beautiful maiden who was betrayed? No. Even her shrine shows Oiwa as a horrifying ghost. Why do you think she killed any actress that portrayed her that didn't have divine protection?" The Host sighs."Oiwa wishes to be forgotten. When the zeitgeist of Japan believes Oiwa to be a beautiful woman, and not a vengeful spirit, with a hideous visage...then Oiwa will regain her face.""How do we do that?" Star asks.The Host shrugs. "Your problem. Not mine."A car pulls up to the curb and parks. A woman gets out of the driver's seat. She's got dark red hair, and is one of the most beautiful women you've seen in your life."What did I say about smoking?" She snaps. "Stop fucking around with your shitty acolytes and get over here so I can kick your ass! Plus we're late for Takarazuka!""It's an e-cig, Ish!" The Host says. "So that's my ride, see you later Ghostbusters!"The Host gets into the car and they drive off."I am very confused." Sato says."Me too." Star says. "Daisuke...I think I have a spare pair of underwear in the car. You mind wearing panties?"
>>30968006>"Me too." Star says. "Daisuke...I think I have a spare pair of underwear in the car. You mind wearing panties?"I mind. I normally go commando.
>>30968006I was afraid it was something like that.
>>30968006>"Oiwa wishes to be forgotten. When the zeitgeist of Japan believes Oiwa to be a beautiful woman, and not a vengeful spirit, with a hideous visage...then Oiwa will regain her face."Hmm, actually, if this is what is needed we might be in luck.
>>30968070...Yeah it seems like that's more a long-term goal then something we can get done within the next hundred nights.I mean I don't really know where to start with that.
>>30968069"It's okay Star." You say. "I like the think of myself as a spectral commando.""As the Ancients say, 'The Man Who Is Brave Enough To Bare All Can Bare All.' Or something like that." Sato says.You just glare at him.END EPISODE 10Next Episode...> You can help a woman with a sore neck move some furniture.> You can go house hunting...then house busting.> Continue to try and gain entry to a social club> Do rudimentary plumbingAll those options and more are possible on the next episode of Ghostbusters: Japan.Thursday, March 27th, 2-3pm
>>30968186Glad to have you back.Also is that 4chan time?
>>30968149By the most powerful psychic force in existence.The Media.Old legends can be changed anew. When people think of the Little Mermaid, they don't think of a fishwoman who stabbed her own heart and became sea foam, they think of the charming disney princess.Medusa used to be viewed as a fair and beautiful woman in some traditions, to later become the hideous visage she is seen as.If we're going to change Oiwa's perception to the Japanese public, we're going to need money, camera's, media specialists, and most importantly, Yurei.
>>30968186awwwwyeahhhh thanks for the awesome thread GhostMaster!
>>30968186 And may I just say, it's good to be back and thanks for coming back.
>>30968224Pardon that should be 2-3pm US Pacific Coast Time
>>30968224It's good to have you back GhostMaster. Shame we didn't get that DVD for posterity sake
>>30968244>Pacific Coast Time>TFW not saying Pacific Ghost Time
>>30968269I am utterly Mort-ified at that missed chance. I guess I'm in for the fright of my life, since you guys are insisting that I keep coffin up the puns. Ah well, I suppose you have to take the ghoul with the bad, because people just want to see the same old jokes, just exhumed in a noose way.
>>30968244I am glad you are back and just want to say, I really enjoy your quest. I always find myself grinning every time Sato says a quote. I love it and I hope you and your quest success.
>>30968352...and he recovers beautifully cotton. Just amazing! This is why we come to watch this game.
>>30968352I love you, with the bright hot passion of a thousand overheated proton packs.
>>30968213>Medusa used to be viewed as a fair and beautiful woman in some traditions, to later become the hideous visage she is seen as.I think you might have that backwards? At least recently.Like do a google image search of Medusa.I do see your point though.
>>30968567And that's what I'm talking about.Ages ago legends and gods had to be formed by the slow spread of word and pen and ink.Now we have printing presses that can churn out books by the ton, radio and television and internet to send signals out to the masses in an instant.It's all going to depend if we can use this great tool to our advantage.
>>30968213So what you're saying is that we have to produce an anime about Oiwa where she's moe as fuck?
>>30968655Oh no no nonot just thatthink BIGGER>You know how people used to burn witches at the stake>and now everybody loves Harry Potter?>Also Twilight
>>30968678We need to kidnap Hayeo Miyazaki.
>>30968678Wait, so I haven't really been following this quest too closely and I'm just checking in but isn't Oiwa killing actresses for a movie with her in it or something?Is that recent or not because getting them to change the script of that movie would be a good idea.
>>30968790No actually, that's actually happened in real life.Actress that played Oiwa in plays or on screen have suffered fatal, or career ending, accidents or illnesses.It's gotten to the point where if you do any formal work regarding Oiwa, it's all but MANDATORY you go to her shrine and give her appeasement.
So I've been thinking about the Godzilla in this movie, and how he's pretty much a massive amalgamation of all the lost souls in the Pacific theater, furious at Japan for denying their role in WWII.And... what's to stop that from happening and being the final boss in this quest?Like with the cultural presence Godzilla has, it could be "choose the shape of your destroyer" on a national scale.
>>30968848I think the GB Cartoon had Kaiju already.Not that this is a bad idea, but...I think when I destroy the Tokyo Tower in the finale, I can do better than just your standard Kaiju.
>>30968954Okay, please archive this and I'll see you all next week. Thanks again for the warm welcome back.
>>30968678If only we knew an actress who would risk the role in a live action drama
>>30971702Perhaps we should look to an actor who not only would play the perfect part of a ghost, but also has no reason to fear death.She'd make great public performances off stage as well.
>>30971887and our receptionist could play a not cursed support role.
>>30968954Will we get to spray the 1/1 Gundam Statue with good slime to fight it?