Mami's like Batman, except prettier and with more lasers. And breasts. Batman's pretty flat. Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/ascYou dust your hands, straighten your skirt, reposition your cute little hat, and sigh as a pack of cybernetic dinosaurs- they look an awful lot like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park, which also means they don't look very much like velociraptors.There are only three of them, and the sun is only just beginning to set... which means the ever-bright street-lights of Academy City are beginning to be switched on, providing you with a near-limitless supply of photons to blast things with.You are Mami Tomoe, the 'Bringer of the Light', a Level 4 Photokineticist living in and protecting the liberties of Academy City, and you're really getting tired of fighting these stupid robots.MOP-MAN has gone too far this time, you think as your Psi-stone flashes from within, sending a beam of blinding golden light at the bionic dinosaur that was trying to sneak up on you from behind.The beam lances straight through the metal plate covering its... forehead(?) and out the other side, where it immediately disperses (you wouldn't want any collateral damage, after all!).You giggle softly at the thought that you just killed a cyborg-dinosaur by shooting it in the face with it's own image, reflected in the crystalline cyber-brain that is your Psi-stone.
The three in front of you spread out a little more in response to your termination of their comrade- one remains in the center of the street, while the others are slightly ahead of it and on either sidewalk. It strikes you that they don't really seem THAT out of place, strangely enough- it's almost as if they blend in with the graffiti and trash that litters the Strange...Other than their slight change in formation, however, they don't react to your attack. They simply continue stalking towards you, their augmetic eyes flashing in the light of the setting sun.…You narrow your eyes at them. There's something... off... about this.You take two steps back, jump, and pirouette. “Photonic Resonance Barrier!” You exclaim as you direct the light hitting your body outwards, forming it into a multitude of glowing golden rings around yourself, each one useful for both offense and defense.They don't react to this, either.They continue their cautious advance… you can't help but notice the claws on their toes are long and hooked and razor-sharp... and their fore-claws aren't anything to scoff at, either... their teeth are clearly made to rip and tear into skin and muscle, too...You shake your head, sending your drills bobbing about in the process. You can't let them intimidate you! That's what they want! You know you've still got three more flash grenades in your skirt- as well as two high-power flashlights- and the dozen or so laser-pointers you've got tucked into your hat. You've also the last few rays of the setting sun, as well as the streetlights... …What do you do?>Light 'em up! (Will prompt another, more specific choice)>Wait a bit longer. See what happens.>Try to talk to them...?>Run! (Will prompt another, more specific choice!)>Do something else. (What?)
>>34459890>Light 'em up! (Will prompt another, more specific choice)
>>34459890>Light 'em up! (Will prompt another, more specific choice)Sure, sure.
>>34459890>Light 'em up! (Will prompt another, more specific choice)VIOLENCE!
>>34459965>>34460009>>34460016>>34460046>AND ANON SAID, "LET THERE BE VIOLENCE.">AND THERE WAS.M'kay, writing!
>LIGHT 'EM UP!You take a deep breath and exhale slowly, clearing your mind. They're trying to intimidate you. They wish you to doubt yourself.Which is exactly why you shall show them why they're the ones who should be afraid.What do you do? [PICK ONLY ONE]>Form and fire lasers from ambient light collected in your palm.>Throw a flash grenade and erase them from existence- the way only a photokineticist can!>Use some of your barrier's rings to laze 'em good!>Something else (Write-in!)
>>34460148>Throw a flash grenade and erase them from existence- the way only a photokineticist can!
>>34460148>Form and fire lasers from ambient light collected in your palm.
>>34460148>Use some of your barrier's rings to laze 'em good!
>>34460148The laser pointers in our hat.Lightsaber time. Except way longer than normal.
>>34460207They're not powerful enough for that. You mostly use 'em for non-lethal suppression, and even then, you only get one shot before you burn the thing out.These are the cheap red laser pointers you can get at the store, only a bit better because SCIENCE.
>>34460161>>34460228>GRENADE, OUT!>>34460181HAND BLASTS>>34460189THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSEAlright, then! Writing!
… Whatever it is that's going on, it makes your skin crawl.You'll deal with them quickly, you decide. They stalk closer and closer, and you smile, tilt your head a little, and lift your skirt in just the right way...The metallic clinking as the grenade hits the ground and bounces once, its pin already pulled, is your cue to bring your foot back and kick it into their midst.>Roll d100 to play kick the can!
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>34460590
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>34460590
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>34460590
>>34460614>>34460621>>34460631>79Pretty good, pretty good...
Your grenade-kick is pretty great. You hit the flashbang with the top of your foot and send it hurtling into the central raptor's snout with a not-insignificant amount of force. The cyber-dino recoils at the impact, and the grenade bounces up into the air and back in your direction.It detonates a meter and a half off of the pavement, almost exactly in the center of the two flanking robo-reptiles. It's so loud that you're not even sure you heard it.You don't even flinch- not that bright lights bother you or in any way impair your vision or anything. You react almost instinctively, taking the light produced and focusing and directing it to suit your will.You bombard them with lasers non-stop for two-and-a-half seconds.… They never stood a chance.You click your tongue and inspect the now-very-much-perforated corpses. Your ears are ringing, and you've still got a bad feeling about all of this...>ROLL D20Sorry for the delay, captcha's givin' me trouble.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>34461096
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>34461096
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>34461096Huh
>>34461110meh>>34461138Good for you!>>34461120>>34461160>pic relatedWelp, that's... interesting.Writing!
>>34461120>>34461160High five! I hope Mami can keep her head through this adversity.
>>34461212It's the flashbangs fault, honest!
>>34461339Off with it IMO
… You frown as the sensation of something warm and wet dripping out of your ears. You bring your hands up to them, then look and- yeah, that's blood.You guess you blew out your eardrums.…Shit.…You're reaching for your flask (you could really use a drink right now) when something HUGE and METAL slams into you from the side, sending you flying like a ragdoll.Your meeting with the building on the side of the road is not a pleasant one.…Your vision blurs and dims for a moment.You've had a long day...You'd kinda like to take a little nap...…>Let yourself go to sleep>Force yourself to remain conscious
>>34461448>Force yourself to remain consciousWhat the hell do we have our mind in a rock for anyway.
>>34461448>Force yourself to remain consciousPretend I posted a neck-related pun.
>>34461448>Force yourself to remain conscious Even if your head gets heavy [7spoiler]
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>34461548
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>34461548What could go wrong?
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>34461548
>>34461562>>34461612>>34461568Well, DOUBLES natural ones on a perception test, for one thing...>99Alright, writing!
You blink a few times and scowl as your mind clears.You must have a concussion or five, you think.You can't imagine what that would've been like had you not had your barrier up...You shake your head to make sure you've cleared the fog and force yourself to stand. As an afterthought, you reach up to your shoulder (which seems to have been dislocated) and shove it back into place.Standing across the street from you is...Blurry.You blink your eyes a few times, then rub them, and look again.…It's a girl.A cyborg, judging by the strangely-glowing and clearly-augmetic orange eyes, the metal tail extending from the base of her spine, the military-grade (we're talking Academy City 'military-grade, here) prosthetic arms and legs, and the GIGANTIC METAL FISTS.She's glaring at you.There's something wrong, here... >Doesn't matter. She attacked, and she's not attacking now. It's called an 'opportunity'. LIGHT HER UP.>... do nothing. Just watch. Observe. Try to figure out what the fuck is happening right now.>Try to talk to her. (Whaddya say to her?)>Stop, examine your situation carefully, and GET THE HELL OUTTA DODGE.>Assume a defensive stance, set up a barrier, be ready for anything; don't attack unless she does so first.>Something else. (What?)
>>34461958>Assume a defensive stance, set up a barrier, be ready for anything; don't attack unless she does so first.It is ogre.
>>34461958>Assume a defensive stance, set up a barrier, be ready for anything; don't attack unless she does so first.
>>34461958>... do nothing. Just watch. Observe. Try to figure out what the fuck is happening right now.Hmmm, yes.
>>34462014That's just too silly, anon.I like to think this quest is a bit more like Airplane in these portions, in that it takes itself seriously in spite of the fact that it's silly.
>>34462077You assume anons have seen Airplane.That shit's oooold now.
>>34462120B-but I'm not old, and I've seen it!>>34462034>>34462059>REVERSE CRANE KICK>NO CAN NOT DEFEND>>34462072Sherlock Tomoe modo activated.., anyways, writing.
>>34462246Defend is a-go!
The two of you stare at one another for a moment, as if both of you are unsure how to proceed.You find yourself shifting into a defensive stance, ready to fight or move as needed. She doesn't seem to take offense to this, at least, so that's a thing.You brush your fingers over your Psi-stone and it flashes with that familiar golden light once more. You should set up a barrier...Your ring setup is good for both offense and defense, but it only barely kept that punch of hers from outright killing or maiming you. A complete barrier, on the other hand, means you can't attack without an external light source, and, even then, you can't really do much offensively.>Set up a ring barrier, like before. “Best way to avoid punch: no be there.”>Set up a full barrier. You've no intention to fight her, after all.
>>34462607>Set up a full barrier. You've no intention to fight her, after all.
>>34462607>Set up a ring barrier, like before. “Best way to avoid punch: no be there.”
>>34462607>Set up a full barrier. You've no intention to fight her, after all
>>34462642>>34462658>>34462713>>34462714>>34462746>>34462772>FULL BARRIER IS GOm'kay, writan!
>>34462847>You have chosen... wisely.gifWhy does even this worry me? What have you done to my brain Esper?
>>34462920I dunno, anon. But you're clearly crazy, so maybe you're an esper?
You set up a full barrier, naturally- you hold up your Psi-stone and enunciate, “Photonic Resonance Barrier!” (it sounds super-weird, though, 'cause you still can't hear).Light blossoms forth from the stone and spreads open like the petals of a flower, then continues until it's folded around you, encompassing you entirely. Sparks of electricity crackle around the outside of your barrier as errant particles have their electrons ripped off by the extremely focused light you're projecting.Essentially, you're surrounded by a shield that turns the air it comes into contact with into plasma. In fact, you probably sound like a one-woman thunderstorm right now. Not that you can hear anything.You provide a little more give to the barrier, and the plasma thing stops. You breathe a sigh of relief. Last time you did this, you got struck by lightning.FOUR. MOTHERFUCKING. TIMES.You want a drink just thinking about it.…The cyborg girl is staring at you, still. But now she seems sorta... different.Wide-eyed, you think.…… I think we'll switch perspectives, here, because writing a one-way conversation from the side that can't hear... it's bleh.
>>34463413Switching is fine.
…You gape at the blonde, drill-haired lady who's now glowing with a golden light, electricity crackling off of her with miniature claps of thunder accompanying each little bolt. You... aren't entirely sure who you are. You remember being called... 'Berserker,' you think. It wasn't your name, though. You're not sure what your name was- is?- but it's not 'Berserker,' that's for sure.More importantly, though, you're feeling a lot more calm than you were just a minute ago. “...pretty...” you mutter into your abnormally-large collar. It's the only thing that comes to mind as you watch, transfixed, as the lady shimmers and glows.You don't really remember why you were so angry.How could you ever hit something so beautiful?… Something tells you you've hit other beautiful things before, too.Your eye twitches and you grit your teeth. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO REMEMBER?!You clench your gloves' fists into fists (shocking, right?) and let them rest on the ground, standing on their own as you disengage from them with a pneumatic hiss and a couple of whirrs and clicks as your own hands rearrange themselves into a normal configuration.As soon as you're free, you bring your hands up to your temples and begin massaging them.WHY DOES YOUR HEAD HURT SO MUCH?!IT'S PISSING YOU OFF!YOU JUST WANT TO REMEMBER! THAT'S ALL!SO WHY IS IT SO HARD?!>Keep trying to remember things.>Give up on it.>Something else. (Write-in!)
>>34463647>Keep trying to remember things.What could go wrong, mk. 2.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>34463647Punch the pretty thing
>>34463647>Keep trying to remember things.
>>34463664>>34463700>>34463738>REMEMBER>>34463692EMBRACE THE NAME THEY GAVE YOU you monster Alright, roll d100, if you'd be so kind!
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>34463805
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>34463805
>>34463818>>34463819Wow.Really making up for those ones, huh?I still need the third roll, though.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>34463805
>>34463878>>34463819>>34463818Nice.So, you guys know what a nat 100 means in this situation, right?Writing!
>>34463920Strength is a good girl.
You're not going to stop until you've remembered something. You screw your eyes shut and hold your head in your hands, gritting your teeth against the pain. …You don't know how long you've been trying to remember, but you feel like giving up.Before you can, though, you're enveloped in something warm and soft.Your eyes shoot open in response. The lady's... squeezing you.… it's nice.She wraps her arms around you, stroking your hair with one hand and resting her chin on top of your head. She's humming a soft, gentle song, and rocking slowly from side to side...>ROLL D11 TO SEE HOW LOUD MAMI IS (BECAUSE SHE CAN'T HEAR HERSELF)
Rolled 4 (1d11)>>34464097
Rolled 9 (1d11)>>34464097
Rolled 6 (1d11)>>34464097GET LOUD
>>34464128>>34464136>>34464111>4We'll call that a slightly-softer-than-normal volume for speech.I love how the first two anons didn't comment on it or anything.They're the straight men of this routine.Writin!
“It's alright,” she coos, her voice too loud for a whisper and too soft to be normal speech, “everything's gonna be alright.” She kisses you on the top of your head. “You're a good girl, aren't you? You didn't want to hit me, not really.”You frown.She said, 'You.'…You. You. Yuu-Yuu!That's your name! Koutari Yuu! They started calling you Strength after you died and they fixed you, and then...… Something happened.You don't really know what it was, though.You just remember Dragoon- no, Chariot- telling you that it was very bad.…Chariot...You wrap your arms around the lady. You remember, now. This is a hug.Chariot used to hug you a lot, before you got the name 'Berserker.'…You think you remember punching her- with your gloves on... …That probably has something to do with it, right?… No, wait, that can't be right! You just punched this lady, and she's hugging you already.Maybe you should punch 'Dragoon' more? You don't remember any sort of 'punch tax' on hugs, but you don't remember a lot of things... The lady releases you from her hug and ruffles your hair. “Let's get you home, okay?”She offers you her hand.>Take it. Go with her.>Put your gloves on and go with her, and make sure not to hold her hand.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>34464549>Take it. Go with her.
Rolled 4 (1d11)>>34464549>Put your gloves on and go with her, and make sure not to hold her hand.
>>34464549>Put your gloves on and go with her, and make sure not to hold her hand.
Rolled 3 (1d11)>>34464549>Take it. Go with her.
>>34464599>>34464668lewd>>34464609>>34464636>>34464657>PURE>ALSO>NO EVIDENCEokay, writing!
>>34464549>Take it. Go with her.W-why don't anons want to hold her hand?
>>34464762Because I don't want to play every single character exactly the same during these perspective switches?
>>34464762Because Mami probably likes /having/ hands.>>34464779Rageloli is a reasonable and practical girl when she isn't raging, it would seem.I like it. Mami's a double-married woman, you guys! AND SHE'S VERY MOTHERLY.MOTHERLY.THAT HAND-HOLDING WAS PLATONIC, OKAYDON'T GO GETTING ANY WEIRD IDEASSRSLYFO SRSTHIS QUEST IS SRS BUSINESS
>>34464851>platonicTell that to the twins.
>>34464851>spoilerThat's what I was already assuming, really.
>>34464851No, MamixYuu is official OTP now, there must be hand holding.
>delaysAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHI'll be just a few more minutes, then I can sit back down and write!Sorry!
Okay, that was faster than I thought. I'm back and writing, now.
The lady pouts a little when you shake your head, but she seems to understand when you start reattaching your gloves. She even helps you plug the neural link cables in- they're hard to reach from between the gloves, and they hurt like hell if you plug 'em in wrong.…Chariot used to help you with those, too...… Ever since they put those things in the backs of your heads, things have been awful.…Maybe things will be better, now.……>You are Akari>You are Cha-'Dragoon'>You are Mato>You're someone else (who?)
>>34465492>You're someone else (who?)We're still Yuu.
>>34465492>You are Akari
>>34465492>You're someone else (who?)kYUUbey
>>34465492>You are MatoTo Mato!
>>34465492>You are MatoBeing Mato is always fun.
>>34465492>You are AkariIt feels so long since we were Akari for a longer time.
>>34465492>You are AkariIt's been too long since we've been Akari
>>34465662We were Akari last thread, remember, it was her birthday.
>>34465550Yuu>>34465551>>34465630>>34465649>>34465662>Akari!>>34465581Kyuubey>>34465602>>34465621MatoAkari it is!Writing!
>>34465756Oh yeah, that was the case, wasn't it? My sense of time or memory or something must be horribly off today, a lot of things have felt longer than they should. It's actually a little bit worrying.
You are Akari Takamichi, a Level 4 Pyrokineticist trying to stay sane and do what's right in Academy City, it's the morning of the 25th of July, and Mato's cuddling you extra-tightly- in fact, you're really uncomfortable, because it HURTS.You wriggle out of her grip and head to the kitchen, where you start making breakfast foods in mass quantities. Mato wanders in and proceeds to hug you from behind again. “Good morning, Akari,” she yawns. You return the greeting with a giggle, and she squeezes you a little tighter. “Is something wrong, Mato?” You wheeze as you reach over to turn the burner off.“... Yeah.” She pauses for awhile. “I got a message from Fate. Testarossa 'perfected' her gas yesterday, I guess. I'm not even sure what it's supposed to do, if it was so close to completion before she tested it on the Skill-Ins... and I'm not sure I want to, either.”…Testarossa.The name fouls your mood by nature of its very mention.She's evil, willing to kill millions and millions of people for the sake of her insane fantasy world, and nobody seems to care enough to stop her.She needs to die. That's what you decided before.For the betterment of mankind, she has to stop breathing.…“Akari?”“Yeah?”“How would you feel if I said I wanted to make a contract with Kyuubey?”…>???
>>34466456>???I still don't trust him, plus then you're taking extra risks when you can already help me as you are. Please don't do it.
>>34466456You want to protect me, right? I can't begrudge you that.
>>34466456>Confused, slightly angry, very paranoid. Please don't.
>>34466456>Don't do it, you can protect me just fine without risking the side-effects.
>>34466456I think he's a little weirdo with an agenda and I don't trust him but I wouldn't hate you if you did or anything like that.
>>34466552Sounds about right.We'd never hate Mato.
>>34466456>I feel like calling th Ordo Xenos.
>>34466552I can get behind this, we'd certainly never hate her but we don't want her to do this either.
>>34466564I feel it nearly uneccessary to mention, of course we would never hate Mato.But I understand the idea.
>>34466533>slightly angryI want to specifiy, angry at Kyubey, not Mato.Even if it should be self-evident.
>>34466603It's as close as I'm going to get to DO IT DO IT DO IT with this crowd.Silly voters disliking Kyuubey. He's done nothing wrong in this universe.
>>34466623Still an Incubator, still not playing his game. He should count himself lucky that we haven't called the Ordo Xenos on him yet.
>>34466623He hurt us, anon. He hurt us deeply and now we can't trust anymore.Kyubey has stolen our innocence. I still don't beliefe he is actually that trustworthy, he still uses others to work for him and keeps his cars far too close to his chest than I would call trustworthy. Also, I dsilike the general idea from spreading among the cast. Akane and Mami are already two close characters with Psi-stones, its really getting a bit much as power-update.
>>34466676How has he not been open? He's answered all the questions people ask before contracting. The only non-open thing he's done is not show Akari is form for god knows what reason.Which was a dumb as hell move on his part, since she might trust him more if he had.
>>34466735>He's answered all the questions people askThats true for the original Kyubey too.
Alright.Let's narrow it down. Pick ONE option, please.>Please don't.>I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you.>I'd be angry.>You can protect me just fine the way you are.
>>34466791>>I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you.
>>34466735You forget that Akari still cannot see or hear him.
>>34466735Exactly, and Kyuubey is many things, but dumb is not one of them. If he doesn't want us to know what he looks like, there's a reason, and I bet we're not gonna like it. And I'd bet good money that there are some side-effects he hasn't seen fit to mention just yet because nobody asked a specific enough question.
>>34466791>I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you.I don't really see the point, since the general tenor was pretty clear. We don't want her to do it. So its definitly Please don't. Forcing us to choose something different or having us reject Mato for it seems unfair.
>>34466791>Please don't.Say no to QB
>>34466791>You can protect me just fine the way you are.This seems like the best way to prevent it without hurting her feelings.
>>34466791>I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you.
>>34466791>I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you
>>34466826You've expressed that you don't want her to do it before.This is established.She knows this.That's why the conversation is happening.
>>34466791>>You can protect me just fine the way you are.Let's phrase it politely, shall we?
>>34466791>You can protect me just fine the way you are.You don't need to sell your soul for me, I'm happy with you just the way you are.
>>34466791I would choose "you can protect me just fine", but that be assuming Mato only wants do it for that reason, which is probably true, but a bit much to assume outright.I don't want to take "I won't hold it against you", because that makes it sound like it would be okay, which it isn't.I guess I have to take >I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you.Even though I would rather>Please don't, but I won't hold it against you.
>>34466791>I don't trust him, but I won't hold it against you.
>>34466803>>34466826>>34466859>>34466866>>34466868>>34466898>>34466939>I'd never hate you>>34466845pls no>>34466846>>34466871>>34466890You don't need to get any strongerI don't think there'll be any SURPRISE COMEBACKS here, so I'll get to writing!
>>34467017I'm off to sleep, thanks for running.
“I know you don't want me to,” she adds, “but-”You place your hand on hers. “Mato... I don't trust him, and I don't want you to do it... but it's not my decision to make.” You sigh. “I won't hold it against you if you do, and I won't hate you or anything like that. I might not be happy with the decision, but... it won't change my opinion of you. You'll always be my Mato.”…“... what if it /was/ your decision to make? What if I asked you for permission? What would you say then?”>You'd say yes.>You'd say no.
>>34467307>You'd say no.
>>34467307>You'd say no.Don't do it!
>>34467307>>You'd say no.Didn't we just spend the past hour or so making this as clear as we possibly can?
>>34467307>You'd say no.Don't forget you can't trust the Xeno nor the mutant. And he is kinda both, really.
>>34467307>You'd say no.She just said as much already.
>>34467307>You'd say no.I, personally, would say yes. But come on. We just said we don't trust him. I'd be the shittiest roleplayer ever if I immediately went back on that.
>>34467307>You'd say no.Wasn't that clear eough already from our first reaction to him being "No! Mato is Mine!".
>>34467307>You'd say yes.I wanna be a level 6!
>>34467363>>34467384>>34467385... No, you spent the last hour saying you didn't want her to do it and that you wouldn't hold it against her.Mato trying to-Oh, nevermind.
>>34467455I'm not sure what exactly she's hinting at, then. As long as she doesn't contract though I'm ok with being a little confused.
>>34467493Best case, she is just afraid for us and wants to get us to say yes. I'm afraid she might have already done it. But I don'twant to raise panic quite yet.
>>34467455Oh please don't tell me that she already did it and is trying to work up the courage to tell Akari.
>>34467327>>34467339>>34467363>>34467364>>34467384>>34467385>>34467420>NO>>34467435>YES>>34467493Asking for permission and asking what you'd think are two entirely different things.She wants to do it. You don't want her to do it. She's asking if you'd let her if she was asking for permission.Anyways, writing.
Just for the record, we said we won't hate Mato for it. Kyubey knows about our opinion on this too, and we made no such promise to him.
>>34467612WHY. He doesn't even know what hate is!
>>34467612Oh yeah, if he got her to contract we will fall upon him like a wrathful god, preferably with those Sisters of Battle we befriended as backup.
>>34467648He can try making a case study of it if he gets there. He just needs to bring something fireproof to write with.
>>34467660>we will fall upon him like a wrathful godThere's a bit of an issue of not being able to see him, how do we fix that?
>>34467586>She wants to do it. You don't want her to do it. She's asking if you'd let her if she was asking for permission.You phrased the choices wrong. The "you'd say yes" option should be something like "I could never deny you anything" or something similarly leading.
>>34467712Others can see him. And we know he still affects the enviroment just fine.
>>34467712Easy, we take a page out of Mokarin's book and don't even bother trying to aim.
>>34467712You don't need to see your target to set the surrounding area on fire.
>>34467779shouldn't her Device be in its shooty mode?
You sigh. “I... I couldn't let you do that. I don't want to see you do that to yourself, Mato. I think you're fine just the way you are.”There's a long pause. “And... and what if I did it anyways?”… This is... why? Why does she want to do this so badly?She squeezes you a little, probably to get your attention. “Well?”>???
>>34467825>I would burn down the entire goddamn world if I had to in order to get your soul back from that bastard.
>>34467825I just fucking said I wouldn't hate you. Is your short-term memory going? Maybe being a rock will improve that.srsly esper you're killing me
>>34467825>I would save you. I don't know how I would, but I would find a way.
>>34467825Ugh...>I already said I wouldn't hate you for it Mato. I'd never hate you. I can't say more than I have, if you ask me if you should do it, no. But, I can't stop you, and I could never reject you.I would however take the Xenos to task for it.
>>34467825>I could never anything negative for you Mato. But I would hunt that Xenos bastard until he gives your soul back.
>>34467825Yeah... she already did it. I'm sure of it now.
Poor Kyuubey will still do his best for Akari no matter how much she hates him. You mean old poopyheads.
>>34467880... Can you not read?You're killing me. All of this soul stuff is unwarranted and meta, and she didn't ask if you'd hate her. FFS, she wants to know if you're willing to overlook your own feelings on this to trust her to do what's right. She wants to know if you trust her. She wants to know why you don't want her to become stronger.
>>34467987Bullshit, he's only concerned with stopping entropy. It's convenient that we're useful to him for that purpose, but if we couldn't or wouldn't help him he would discard us like any other test subject.
>>34468004She asked what would be if she did it anyway. I'm not sure what other answer could be given here. We already said we wouldn't hate her, so obviously if she did it anyway we would be shit out of luck.
>>34468004>she wants to know if you're willing to overlook your own feelings on this to trust her to do what's right. She wants to know if you trust her. She wants to know why you don't want her to become stronger.Oh.Yes, I'll overlook my own feelingsYes, I trust her.No, I do not trust an alien who will not show me his face.
>>34468004Not that anon but I think some wires might have gotten crossed at some point here. I can tell you that asking /tg/ to overlook their feelings on something is an exercise in futility though.
>>34468004Trust Mato? Yes. Trust Kyuubey? Never.
>>34468004>she wants to know if you're willing to overlook your own feelings on this to trust her to do what's righWe literally said a hour ago that we would not hate her, which obviously implies that if she does it, we would accept it, even if begrudgingly, which is the answer to the question if we trust her. Yes we do. That doesn't mean we would give approval if she asks.This has nothing to do with trusting Mato, because if we wouldn't trust her, we would have said in the first option don't do it. But we said we wouldn't hold it against her.
>>34468004She doesn't NEED to become stronger. She's strong enough just as she is, getting her mind shoved into a rock wont change things.
>>34468004>She wants to know why you don't want her to become strongerThen she should ask that. Because we made it more than clear we don't want tit, but we would accept it, because we rabu rabu her anyway.
Hey. I have an idea. Let's have Mato ask Kyuubey why he won't show himself to us.
>>34468060Clearly you don't, because you're not answering that way. You're telling her that you don't trust him and completely ignoring her part in this. You're treating her like a child. She trusts the cat, you don't. And you don't trust her enough to make the right decision. That's what you're saying, here.>>34467987No, he'll do his best to save the universe. He doesn't much care about you personally. Countless billions of beings are more important than you.>>34468130It implies that you care for her enough that you wouldn't hate her even if she did something you perceive as wrong. >>34468158She believes she does need to be stronger. At the moment, she sees herself as a liability, rather than an asset.
>>34468239>She believes she does need to be stronger. At the moment, she sees herself as a liability, rather than an asset.Well then let's attack that particular angle instead of going in circles about this whole psi-stone thing.
>>34468239>You're treating her like a child.She started it by asking for permission. Don't say it's my decision and expect me to take your feelings into account, dummy.
>>34468239>And you don't trust her enough to make the right decision.No thats not at all what we are saying. If we wouldn't trust her to make the right decision, we would have said "No don't" at the beginning. But we offered that we would not hold it against her if she would make that choice.That means pretty strongly, that yes, if she would make that choice we would accept it. Trust never figures into it.> You're treating her like a child. No we aren't, we are giving her honest answers to her questions. If she were a child, we would tell her no, she isn't allowed to do it. But we didn't. We only gave her answer to her questions, we never presumed to order her not to do it, until she asked if we would give permission if it were our decision to make, which it isn't.
Okay.Let's do this more organized-like.>Ask why she wants to contract so much.>Ask why she'd ask for permission if she was going to do it anyways.>You'd kill him.>You don't know.>Something else (Write-in)
>>34468239>At the moment, she sees herself as a liability, rather than an asset.If she honestly thinks that as a Level 3 Esper. Than she got a issue that more superpowers and Psi-stons wouldn't solve. Insecurity. And we can help that just fine without the Aliens help.
>>34468416>Ask why she wants to contract so much.If she's really that insecure, let's point out that she's actually one of the best assets we have, especially since Kyuubey is still rather suspect. I do hope the last few pages of discussion aren't going to be completely ignored though.
>>34468428The both of you almost died the other day, because you lost your shit when she got her shit kicked. She's insecure because she feels like she's out of her league.
>>34468416>>Ask why she wants to contract so much.This is the key element here, why is she so hellbent on this?>>You'd kill him.Still gotta be upfront and honest on this part too.
>>34468487Then I guess it's time for training! Proper training though, no cheating through Faustian bargain shortcuts.
>>34468416>Ask why she wants to contract so much.>You'd make him reverse it.>Tell her that she is a wonderful and incredibly strong girl that we could always rely on, and know we can always rely on in the future. She doesn't need power-enhancing technology to be strong enough. Her emotional strength alone keeps us from flipping out completly right now. And if she really thinks she needs more physical power, then there are other ways than shady deals. We don't want her to take a risk or challenge that we can't fight back to back, like we always can. She protects us when we stumble and we do the same, thats how it has always been.
>>34468416>>Ask why she wants to contract so much.
>>34468416>>34468556This absurdly long write-in.
>>34468416>>34468556Holy shit, supporting the hell out of this!
>>34468487She honestly is out of her league and really should be asking her sister for cool shit like our sweet gun. Her sis would fall over herself to help her out.
>>34468508So, why are you so willing to murder the cat? He's an intelligent being, and he hasn't done anything wrong.I'm sorry if I'm a bit frustrated here, but when I say something's a certain way, that's the way it is. And the fact that you'd put all the blame on Kyuubey instead of Mato, even though she's the one wanting the contract, just makes it even worse. It implies that you don't consider her capable of making important decisions or taking care of herself. Also known as TREATING HER LIKE A CHILD.And when you vote for multiple choices to make something that involves asking a question and then telling her things, it means you're not taking the time to consider her response to the question.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>34468751You sound frustrated.Rolling to interrupt this conversation with something silly.
>>34468751First, while it happens, the order in which the options are chosen, isn't necessarily the order in which it has to happen. She can easily say these things, and then ask her. Or vice versa, depending on how the conversation goes. Thats just common practice.Second. On guy voted for killing him.Third. We would put not the entire blame on Kyuubey. We already said we won't hate Mato for doing this, because she is Mato and rabu rabu and all that. Not because we wouldn't have a problem with it. Kyuubey knows our stance on this, and yes, we would be very right in being mad at him if he were to do it anyway. Its not his fault, we'd still be mad. Because he is the one who offers it.I'm not gonna pretend its completly rational, but neither is Akari.
>>34468751Mato IS a child in comparison to the alien who's probably older than any count can accurately measure, and any contract between the two would be pretty damn unfair considering he's likely spent more time on drawing up a single clause than the entire human race has by existing. Yes, she wants the benefit of the contract, but if there's a hidden cost somewhere there's not much she can do about that and she doesn't seem to be taking that into account. As far as murdering the cat goes, it's like you said earlier: he doesn't care about us, only about his "greater good", and I for one am not looking forward to seeing what kind of lesser evils he's ready to excuse and/or commit against us and ours to serve that cause. You've got me on the multiple responses though, sorry about that.
>>34468911You've all but gotten word of god that Kyuubey is on the level, and you're still suspecting him of foul play?
>>34468948Akari is, in any case.
>>34468948You're goddamn right I am, we've also gotten word of god that he doesn't care much about us personally and we have no idea what he can or will do to serve the greater good of the universe that might have negative consequences for us. He could decide to kill Mato tomorrow in order to push us over to level 5, or maybe try to hijack EXTERIOR to force us to reach level 6, and in his eyes it would be a good deed. There is no such thing as too paranoid when it comes to situations like this.
>>34468481>>34468558>>34468621>Ask why she wants to contract so much.>>34468556>>34468650>>34468661>Ask her a question, undo her decision because you don't trust her, and tell her how you don't want her to take unnecessary risks and things and indirectly tell her that her insecurities are invalid, because you don't want her to do this and you're floundering for a way to keep her from making a decision you don't like. >>34468698See, this is a good idea. You could totally suggest that as an alternative! >>34468911See, the thing about that is, doing EVIL things tends to make people see you as EVIL. Kyuubey's not stupid. He's not going to screw Mato over. What possible benefit could he get from that? He wants to stop entropy. You want to kill him because he's 'using' people you know to help further his goals, which involve making you the best you can possibly be, maintaining your happiness, and keeping you sane enough to not go on a crazy rampage.You're justifying your intent to murder with 'HE MIGHT DO SOMETHING BAD LATER'.>>34468803Okay.Good enough for me.
I'm gonna point out that there is a second character in this story who offers free superpower-upgrades and wants to spread them for the "greater good".Hint, its our villain.So Akari has all reason to heavily distrust Kyuubey, even if we know he is on the level.
>>34469067>>Ask her a question, undo her decision because you don't trust her, and tell her how you don't want her to take unnecessary risks and things and indirectly tell her that her insecurities are invalid, because you don't want her to do this and you're floundering for a way to keep her from making a decision you don't like.How about you just use the actual write-in ? Or if you don't like it, don't use it, don't read shit into it because you don't lket the decision your readers make.
>>34469067Is he always going to want us sane and happy? Sanity isn't exactly conducive to the more powerful Personal Realities, after all, and if I'm not mistaken that's what he cares about more than anything else about us.
>>34469067>indirectly tell her that her insecurities are invalidExcept that write-in explicetly included that wanting to become stronger is okay, just using shady deals to get there is something we aren't okay with. But besides that yes, it says very directly that we don't think she is too weak, I'm not sure how you read something bad into that.
>>34469070>Free>Implying the rest of the human race isn't the price>>34469096I pointed out what it would look like to Mato, and explained that the format is bad to work with. >>34469162Again, it's not about what I think. Personally, I rather like it. But Mato's insecure and she's pretty sure she needs to do this, and that you'll all die if she doesn't.
>>34469067Oh noes, we don't want our best friend to act on unfounded insecurities and take a uncertain risk were we have no way of helping and supporting her if it goes wrong. What a horrible terrible person we are!
>>34469221>I pointed out what it would look like to MatoYou should probably say that, because you've been sounding a tad butthurt for a while now about this whole thing.
>>34469221And the point of that write-in is to not only tell her that she's wrong, but WHY she's wrong about that, which is the best way to cut through to the heart of the situation.
>>34469290It even offers that "hey but we might be wrong, but lets do it different instead, yeah ?".We aren't being dismissive of her issue, we just say we don't agree with her asessment, but if she doesn't believe us, then we can do something different, were we can help her.
>>34469270I figured it was obvious. Sorry about that.What I'm frustrated about is shit like >>34469243 this. I'm taking the time to explain what you're doing and the implications, and you're bitching at me. It's really fun. I love it.>>34469290The really terrible part is the >Undo it bit. Because it shows her that you don't trust her and wouldn't respect her decision. But the problem with it is that IT DOESN'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE FACT THAT SHE HAS TO ANSWER THE FUCKING QUESTION. Which is what I said earlier.Conversation doesn't work like that. You can't just plan things out several exchanges ahead, at least not in this kind of discussion.
Mato knows that guy was specifically gunning to make Akari snap, right? Precia said as much. Other threats aren't going to be as dangerous.
>>34469415Normally QMs just weave these things into eachother how the conversation flows. If it doesn't work for this specific conversation, you need to say so. Because we have chosen very often question and statements in the same response before.> I'm taking the time to explain what you're doing and the implicationsYou did so very poorly and came across as being very dismissive of the readers legitimite confusions.So, what exactly do you want now ? A re-vote with one possible choice ?
>>34469415Just have Akari make her waifu cry already. It'll be faster and more entertaining for everyone to sort this argument out in-character.
“Mato... why's this so important to you?” Mato rests her chin on your shoulder and sighs. “Because, Akari, I l-”Her confession is interrupted by a rather loud and obnoxious, “MOOOOOOOO.”…What.You slowly turn to look out the window...…There's a cow outside your window.……>Ignore it. You didn't see a thing.>Do... something. (What?)
>>34469572>Ignore it. You didn't see a thing.>Keep talking to the waifuSeriously now.
>>34469572Continue the conversation while calmly leading the cow back to.. whereever cows go.
>>34469415>Because it shows her that you don't trust her and wouldn't respect her decision.But that's not what we mean by that, the entire point is that we're explaining that we do in fact want to help her, and that this is part of trying to help. Is pointing out that she might not have considered every facet of the situation really such a grievous insult?
>>34469572>Ignore it. You didn't see a thing.We shall make burgers later. Now is srs.
>>34469572>Ignore it. You didn't see a thing.You wanna have it out? Let's settle this thing.
>>34469572>Ignore it. You didn't see a thing.>Close the window
>>34469627I know it's not what you mean. That's why I told you what it would sound like. That's the reason for it.I'm trying to clarify, and you keep on ignoring things and then arguing with me over them.Mato isn't a mind reader. She doesn't know what you mean. And, in some cases, what you're trying to say is irrelevant.
>>34469713Akari isn't a mind-reader either, but with all this OOC information we're ignoring she might as well be.
>>34469713If that's not how she takes it, then we'll argue over it and eventually get our point across properly. Sure beats the hell out of standing back and potentially letting god-knows-what happen instead.
>>34469713I'm not sure why exactly you are telling us what Mato would understand, thats just not relevant, because Akari can't read Matos mind, and that response is perfectly sensible, if it gets twisted into something else in Matos mind, we have no business knowing that and it just happens.So its pretty understandable people won't understand you mean that is what Mato think, if you never say so, and we have no reason to assume you would tell us Matos thought process here.
>>34469777>>34469812Because Akari knows Mato very well, and has known her for years?And you've known her for maybe ten threads?Akari knows how Mato will respond to certain things better than you do, and by giving you that information, I'm trying to help you stay in character. >>34469616>>34469643>>34469669>>34469687>Cow? What cow? Let me just close the window...Alright, writing.
>>34469897If she's just looking for validation, she's not going to get it from us. SHE asked US out of the blue what we would do if we had the authority, which we actually don't, and we gave her an honest answer. If we're going to work out her insecurities then we're going to have to argue over all this a bit, and that's ok.
…You stare at the big, dopey creature. It stares back.“Let's just ignore it,” you suggest.“Right...” She pauses. “Anyways, I feel like I need to do this. If I don't, I don't think I can protect you, or even work with you without endangering you... and I can't stand it. Because I l-”“MOOOOOOOOOOOOO.”Mato huffs. “Akari, I l-”“MOOOOOOOOOOOO.”“Akari, I llllllllllllllllllllike toast.” …Mato makes a noise that tells you she's rather irritated.“Love,” she says, “Akari.” “Mato.”She pauses.You merely spectate.“If there was a word that expressed how I feel about Akari, it would be l-”“MOOOOOOOOO.”“IF I WERE TO SPELL OUT MY FEELINGS FOR AKARI,” Mato shouts, “THEY WOULD BE SPELLED L-O-”“MOOOOOOOOOOO.”…You feel like you should intervene.>Close the window.> Deploy... the “L” word. >Point out that breakfast is getting cold.>Offer alternatives to the contract.>Ask the cow to stop.
>>34470159>Offer alternatives to the contract.I'm sure we can figure out a training regimen that doesn't require any bargaining on Mato's part, Faustian or otherwise.
>>34470198Judging from your feels of Mato's belly, she's physically perfect.Of course, you're not an expert or anything, but...
>>34470159>> Deploy... the “L” word.This might be a bit extreme, but it seems like the best way to convince her that we're actually trying to work together with her and aren't just dismissing her concerns.
>>34470159>Close the window.>Go into another room to have breakfest
>>34470299>not confessing to see if the cow interruptsYou're no fun, anon
>>34470321Nope, fun abandoned ship a long time ago, so now my headspace is filled with naught but shadowruns!
>>34470366>the cow is an alien>it abducts little green men and experiments on them>the government says it's just a weather balloon
>>34470198>>34470299>>34470317>THERE'S NO CONSENSUS>I'M PANICKINGSOMEONE ROLL SOME DICEI DON'T EVEN CARE WHAT KINDJUST ROLL A DIE
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>34470586Ok!
>>34470159>Offer alternatives to the contract.Its no longer enough that we reach level 5, Mato shall as well.
>>34470159>Ask the cow to stop.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>34470586Alright, 1d20 coming right up!
Rolled 15 + 11 (1d20 + 11)>>34470586Can we get the story back in this thread or do I have to wait for the next one ?
Rolled 21 (1d37)>>34470586Dice you have requested, and dice you shall receive!
>>34470625>>34470665https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa8NREI_IPsYou guys are so silly>>34470620Oh, okay. I'll get to writing, then.>>34470654Don't blame me! IT WAS ALL THE COW. I SWEAR.
>>34470732This is what happens when you don't specify what kind of die you want, you get Lovecraftian monstrosities like the d37. I think if you roll a 37 it summons Yog-Sothoth.
… Maybe just changing the subject will be good enough?“So, Mato, why don't you get stronger another way?”“... huh? How?”You shrug. “I'm sure your sister could come up with something, and I bet you could... work out or something? I dunno.”>ROLL D9378 TO SEE IF MATO HAS ANY CONVENIENT FLASHBACKS
Rolled 6010 (1d9378)>>34470935
Rolled 7500 (1d9378)>>34470935Um, ok...
>>34470935I think EQQM is going in to melt down
Rolled 8688 (1d9378)>>34470935Are you alright? I get the feeling you might have snapped somewhere along the way. Oh well, rolling!
Rolled 4127 (1d9378)>>34470935
>>34471060...You rolled the target number.Sunnuvabitch.Uh, okay, I guess she does.Let this be a lesson, children:DON'T EXPECT THINGS NOT TO HAPPEN.So, uh, what kinda thing has Miku made for Mato in the past?>A BFG>An Absurdly Cool Sword>Some cool armor or somethin'>Other (What?)
>>34471106>Some cool armor or somethin'Holy shit, seriously? AWESOME! You really should have expected this given our track record with the dice though.
>>34471106>Other (What?)Perfected Level Upper
>>34471106>Some cool armor or somethin'Specifically power armor, something that can fight back as well as keep Mato safe. Terminator waifu is go!
>>34471151That's not how that works...
>>34471151>Perfected Level Upper>>34471106Holy hell let's do this, Mato is gonna be the most OP level 3 of all time!
>>34471106>Some cool armor or somethin'
>>34471106>Some cool armor or somethin'I'd have went with the sword but she's already a physical powerhouse.
>>34471151Wouldn't that require victims for her to draw power from? Something tells me Mato isn't gonna go for that even if it is an option.
Rolled 4890 (1d9378)>>34471106>Some cool armor or somethin'I was going to go for sword but I can't think of any suitably cool swords that don't have a chance of showing up already. Okay, I only thought of one, but that's because BGS is best BRS and King Saw is second best weapon in it.
>>34471223In this gif, you're iBRS, okay?Try to not dunk too hard on the other anons, okay?>>34471198>using the level upper and staying the same levelAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU'RE A MADMAN>>34471222>those feels when nobody wants the ROCK CANNON>Those feels when I don't think anybody gets the pun that I made ages ago>I'm sad.>>34471273I feel like I should accuse you of something, I just don't know what.You monster.
>>34471313>Those feels when I don't think anybody gets the pun that I made ages agoWe did get that she was shooting rocks. And they were probably of dark color too. We got it already way back when she collected rocks for that.
>>34471331Her armHer throwing arm was the cannonShe has a cannon for an armit's a thing that people say about people who throw things with great forcethe rocks were grayI didn't even think to make them blackI'm a failureI'll just go set myself on fire, now.>mfw I have go gather pictures of iBRS now because ARMORAnyways, armor obviously won, here. So I'll be writing.
>>34471313Rock Cannon a shit, if she had got a cool gun it had better have been at least Insane Cannon Lance tier cool. Then again, I guess that would be some kind of gunsword option.
>>34471427You shut your whore mouth.
Mato gasps. “I completely forgot about THAT!”“... huh?”“Miku-neesan made some armor for me awhile back. It was powered and everything!”You frown. “And... you forgot about it?”Mato nods. “Yep! Pretty convenient, huh?” …>How long ago was this?>Does it still fit?>You'll still wear the bikini and shorts, right?>Why not something like a gun or a sword? Or a perfected level upper?>Other (Write-in!)
>>34471620>You'll still wear the bikini and shorts, right?
>>34471620>You'll still wear the bikini and shorts, right?Akari's got her priorities in order!
>>34471620>>You'll still wear the bikini and shorts, right?Let's focus on the most important thing here.
>>34471620>How long ago was this?>Does it still fit?>You'll still wear the bikini and shorts, right?I hope it gives her a fire eye. We could get one too actually...
>>34471620>You'll still wear the bikini and shorts, right?>>34471497You have pretty bad taste in weapons. You better at least agree that Ogre Arms are best.
>>34471714>Implying there's any doubt that HUGE ROBOT MACHINEGUN FISTS aren't best weaponI'm kinda offended
>>34471654>>34471656>>34471704>>34471706>>34471714>>34471739>Important things first>>34471706>other stuff, toolol ok writan'
… She'll still wear the shorts and the bikini, won't she?You ask.“... Duh. What else would I wear? Just because I'm wearing armor on my legs and arms doesn't mean I can be naked, silly!”…You're mildly sure that's not how armor's supposed to work.But you wholeheartedly support Miku in whatever it is.She's doing God's work.…“So... it still fits, right?”“Yeah, of course! She made it, like, two weeks ago.”…Two weeks.…How do you forget something that useful in only two weeks?…You notice that Mato's back to staring at the cow.…Oh. That's how.>You've gotta see this.>Or you could just let her fight the cow or something.>Or... something else? (What?)
>>34472012>You've gotta see this.Let's just ignore the technically-not-an-elephant in the room and see how the armor looks!
>>34472012>Or... something else? (What?)Let's turn it in to a grilled steak!
>>34472012>You've gotta see this.
>>34472012>You've gotta see this.Priorities and all that.
>>34472012Well, atleast the armor isn't just some jet wings that attach to her butt.Really, that was a weird design choice to give her in that game.
>>34472036>>34472048>>34472086BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY BOOTY ROCKIN' ERRYWHERE>>34472044I'm honestly surprised nobody suggested shooting it with a green-level from BURNING GLORY.>>34472165Thigh-highs and arm-armor are best armorWasn't that for maneuverability or somethin'?Writing!
>>34472265>I'm honestly surprised nobody suggested shooting it with a green-level from BURNING GLORY.>Animal crueltyDO YOU EVEN JUSTICE ??!!
>>34472442THAT GUY WANTED TO TURN IT INTO STEAKA GREEN IS JUST A NUISANCE TO A LARGE ANIMAL LIKE A COWAND A FEW OF YOU WANT TO MURDER KYUUBEY FOR LITERALLY NOTHING HE'S DONEDON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT JUSTICE, ANONDON'T EVEN GO THERE
>>34472538JUSTICE IS NOT DEPENDANT ON WHAT OTHERS DO, SOME PEOPLE NOT FOLLOWING JUSTICE SHOULD JUSTICE STIRE EVEN MORE JUSTICE IN YOU
“Hey, Mato?”“Yeah?”“Can I see your b- err, uh...” SHIT.“My what?” She looks at you, entirely innocent and unaware of your motives. “Oh, my armor? Sure, yeah! But breakfast first.”…Just as planned... Heheheheh.You both eat breakfast in relative silence, aside from the occasional “MOOOOOOOO” and the sounds of foods dying horribly to Mato's utensils. And then, you're off.OFF TO SEE THE BUTT.THE WONDERFUL BUTT OF MATO.BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE~BECAUSE... it's a good butt?You shrug.You're not actually singing aloud, of course.Better to keep Mato in the dark about your secret plans of butt-viewing.…About halfway to Mato's place, Mato speaks up.“Hey, Akari?”“Yeah?”“I just wanted to tell you that I l-” AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND THAT'S ALL, FOLKS.
>>34472619>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAND THAT'S ALL, FOLKS.Oh goddammit QM. Bit of a rocky run tonight, but this is clearly going some interesting places so I'm down with seeing how things proceed from here.
That's all for today, folks.Thanks for playing!I hope you guys had as much fun as I did, and I hope to see you again next time!AND I HOPE YOU STOP ARGUING WITH ME OVER POINTLESS SHIT'CAUSE IT IRKS ME MILDLYAND YOU WON'T LIKE ME WHEN I'M SLIGHTLY IRRITATEDBe sure to vote here (if you want to, I mean)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=RaildexAnd feel free to drop question-bombs on me at THE LAND OF QUESTIONING, ALSO KNOWN AS http://ask.fm/EsperQuestQMOr, y'know, here in the thread until it dies.Either's fine.I think I'll play some BF4 again, because I wasn't doing so awesome earlier, so I'll answer questions periodically rather than IMMEDIATELY. Don't you judge me.Oh, also, before I forget...I love you. but not as much as best girl
>>34472786I think we're operating under slightly different definitions of "pointless shit" QM. Regardless, things still turned out decently and I look forward to the next thread.
>>34472786Esper I like you and all. But you started arguing with us, not the other way around.We were irritated with Mato, as in, the character, until you started a argument on it.
>>34472834In QM's defense I probably came on a bit strong with the anti-Kyuubey stance, though I don't plan to retract any of that any time soon.
>>34472960That wasn't the issue though. He should have just let us make our choices instead of going on a rant all the time. And let us discuss these things wth Mato the character instead of with him. And if there was some special insight to be offered from Akaris perspective, he should have written it in-character instead of expecting us to act on OOC knowledge.The whole thing was just pointless and inane, since if we would have talked it out with the character Mato, we would have still arrived here without the Cow bullshit.
>>34472828I was mostly agitated by all the 'souls' and talk of doing things Akari wouldn't do, i.e. murdering someone for forming a contract with a consenting and completely willing partner, where both parties benefit from the agreement.That shit ain't justice, yo.That's murder.>>34472834Okay, fine. I believe you, anon. I won't even scroll up and check.Seriously, though. >Undo Mato's contractIs the worst thing ever, and the thing that sticks out in my mind the most over all the rest of that. A-and I won't apologize, either!HMPH. Not even in a spoiler tag! Sorry. Also, sorry about lying >>34472960...Wait a second.IT'S 'CAUSE HE'S A CAT-THING, ISN'T IT?YOU'RE PROBABLY A DOG PERSON WHO HATES HIM FOR HIS SPECIES.YOU MONSTER.Also, yes, suggestions of Co- err, HOT-BLOODED MURDER are quite strong. I wonder when we'll start seeing anti-Akari anons...
>>34473073Why the hell would you post in a quest thread if you can't stand the main character?
>>34473073>Seriously, though.>>Undo Mato's contract>Is the worst thing everExcept no one voted to do that, two people voted for Akari threatening she would do it. And yeah, it was a irrational idea completly shooting over the target. Which givenb how strongly we have established Akari feels about this thing, makes perfect sense. A character can make horrible choices.
>>34473119I don't know.But this quest is weird, man.>>34473141Three people voted for it, it was part of the write-in. And Akari's a nice girl, and domestic arguments aren't cute or fun, they're annoying to write and they make babies cry.
>>34473073>where both parties benefit from the agreementThat right there is the sticking point for me, but we can have this argument when I'm not half-dead from sleep deprivation and have a lecture at 9. See you in the next thread!
>>34473173Are we still a nice girl at this point? I think we've been slipping further into the madness that pervades Academy City with every thread.
>>34473173>and domestic arguments aren't cute or funThen next time just tell us that youwon't allow write-in because its consequences would lead into a tone that you wouldn't enjoy, instead of flipping your shit and telling us how horrible and evil it is.
>>34473222We are a nice girl insofar Mato is involved.
>>34473192Mine's at 9:30! HA!>>34473222I like to think sodon't ruin me, anononce we go bismuth, I don't know that we can't come back>>34473231But that would make sense and be a logical thing to do!YOU SAW THE COWYOU KNOW I'M INCAPABLE OF THAT
If that's all, then I'm goin' to bed. I just now realized that I'm tired. Hopefully I'll be more comfortable, faster, and less irritable next time. I'm still pretty paranoid here, I think, so... sorry, again.Anyways, good night! Or morning. Or... whatever.JUST HAVE A NICE TIME, OKAY?GEEZ.