Remember, anons:INSIGHT. CHECKS. Also, don't forget about the INSIGHT mechanic! Keep me on my toes, m'kay? It's just a 1d5 roll, greentext highlighting what you want to know more about, and maybe a question/comment/concern that you want me to shed some light on! LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESSTO DEFEATALARM CLOCKSTwitter: 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/ascEverything happens so quickly.A beep, anything but loud by anyone's reckoning, blares out. To your sleeping mind, it must've been like a gunshot.Your reactions were rapid- eyes open and scanning the room before time itself finished screeching to a halt, the compact .40 S&W pistol you've taken to sleeping with leveled, following your eyes, a red dot marking where its one-eyed gaze lies.It takes a few moments of paranoid observation before you recognize where you are.It's your room.Yu-chan's sleeping form, tiny and largely undisturbed by your quick reaction, is curled up beside you. You smile a little at that.She's not even feverish, now.Just...Well, she's still frail- that's not really something that changes, as you understand it- but at least she's not practically bed-ridden anymore.…You heave a heavy sigh and re-engage the safety on your gun before slipping it back into its hiding spot.You're a little embarrassed, now.You always get the strangest metaphors in your head when you do this.At least nobody can see it- not even a mind-reader can hear your thoughts when you step outside the flow of time, after all.
You reach over and grab your phone, noticing its illuminated screen, and decipher the message on the display.>[JULY 26, 4:38 AM]>[MESSAGE RECIEVED]>[FROM: FATE]>[SUBJ: MEETING 2DAY @ 5:30]Time resumes, and the little green light pulsates- alerting you that you've unchecked messages.You almost think a sarcastic 'thanks, phone, I hadn't noticed' sort of thought, but you stop when it occurs to you that it's not really fair to criticize such a feature simply because you happen to have time-manipulation powers.…You heave another (somewhat heavier) sigh when you realize that Fate probably means '5:30AM'.Still, you should attend. It's been awhile since the gang's gathered properly (the hospital really doesn't count!), after all.…You definitely need to let Yutaka know, though- one way or another. You don't want to give the poor thing a heart attack, after all, and the thought of worrying her unnecessarily makes you rather sick to your stomach.You're not certain if waking her up and telling her where you're going is the nicest or the cruelest thing to do- leaving a note is always an option, but it doesn't quite sit right with you, somehow.You yawn.You really shouldn't be awake yet.…Maybe you could use your powers to catch some extra sleep?After all, you've been practicing with... that 'friend' of yours.Yeah... you've been practicing->-pulling others outside of the flow of time with you.>-slowing, rather than completely stopping, time.>-speeding up time for other objects with a touch.>-pulling others outside of the flow of time whilst remaining within it yourself.
>>35326954>>-pulling others outside of the flow of time with you.Completely unobservable planning sessions? Yes please!
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>35326954>thought of worrying her unnecessarilyDoes she normally panic easily?>pulling others outside of the flow of time with you.This would be the best for the gang as a whole.
>>35326954>-slowing, rather than completely stopping, time.
>>35326954>-pulling others outside of the flow of time with you.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35326954>that 'friend' of yoursHow friendly is she exactly? Does she appear to like us or is she merely tolerating our presence?
>>35326954>>-pulling others outside of the flow of time with you.
>>35327127>2You're not really sure, to be honest.She hasn't been able to experience that sort of worry/panic until now- and you've no intention of letting her do so now!>>35327202>1Your gut tells you she's trustworthy, and she's certainly friendly... just... odd.Like, 'tea party with just the two of you and a doll that's chained to a chair' odd....But she really knows her stuff, it seems.Also, you think she either doesn't like cats, or has some sort of history with Kyuubey him(it?)self.>>35327081>>35327127>>35327193>>35327255>TIMELESS PARTY... er, TIME?>>35327178SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWNM'kay, writing!
… Yeah.You can bring others into timelessness alongside yourself, now.There seems to be a limit to it, though- and it's different every time. Between two and six, apparently- for some reason, She always liked to refer to it as 'two-dee-three', but... you're not really sure what that actually means.Still, though, you could use that now- pull yourself and Yutaka outside of time, set an alarm on your phone for... two or three hours... and just... sleep.Maybe it'd be a good way to show Yutaka your powers?You haven't really let her know what you're capable of yet...…>Use your powers to get more sleep!>Wake Yutaka up, tell her you've gotta go.>Get up, leave a note.>Something else! (Write-in!)
>>35327590>Use your powers to get more sleep!We won't be of any use to anyone if we're too tired to function.
>>35327590>>Use your powers to get more sleep!What's the point in having esper powers if you don't abuse the hell out of them?
>>35327590>Wake Yutaka up, tell her you've gotta go.
>>35327686PEACE IS A LIE
>>35327590>Get up, leave a note.
>>35327728I suppose that's actually a pretty good comparison, with Homucifer as the master and Minami (I assume that's who we currently are) as the apprentice.
>>35327590>Use your powers to get more sleep!
>>35327815>I forgot the "You are Minami Iwasaki" intro>You're nobody>hahahahahahahah>kill me>>35327638>>35327686>>35327838>DEEP, I SLUMBER>>35327716>>35327758the other choices that didn't winOkay, writing!
An Esper thread. Now?But the Heavy Object pain is still so real. I can't take this.
>>35327976The hell are you on about?
Yes! Esper Quest!And we're Homucifer's favorite pet >>35327976The what now?
… right.What's the point of having time manipulation powers if you don't manipulate time?Hint: THERE ISN'T ONE.You set the alarm on your phone, slip it into the waistband of your pajama pants, and cuddle Yu-chan like she's never been cuddled before.She's so warm, so soft, so delicate...Time itself seems to appreciate the moment, and it gently glides to a halt, rather than the usual transition- a jarring, screeching, tooth-and-claw fight for dominance, where you subdue it and force it to a standstill.And, like that, with time irrelevant and your most prized person in the world in your arms, you slowly drift off to sleep.…>You are Fate!>You are Mokarin!>You are Kyuubey!>You're... who, now? (Write-in!)
>>35328062>>35328093Dengeki has been hyping a huge Kamachi announcement for almost a year, everyone figured it was the third season of Index, last night there was a huge party/festival thing in Japan commemorating the 10th anniversary of Index, a bunch of Index officials were there...and they announced Heavy Object, one of Kamachi's other series is getting adapted. No Season 3.The fandom over in /a/ is about ready to kill themselves. So don't venture over there. Though venturing over to /a/ is a bad idea in general anyways.>>35328153>You are Kyuubey!
>>35328153>You are Fate!Oh boy is this gonna be awkward.
>>35328062>>35328093Google-fu indicates that Kazuma Kamachi- the Raildex guy- has another anime in the works.I assume this is a problem 'cause they were probably supposed/expected to announce another season of one/both of the Raildex shows.
>>35328153>>You are Fate!This is gonna be fun! Well, not so much for Fate I suppose.
>>35328153>You are Mokarin!
>>35328181>>35328200Well that sucks, I was really hoping to see Liberal Arts City and the Railgun side of the Sports Festival get animated.
>>35328153>You are Fate!
>>35328230I'm sure you will. In 2018.
>>35328291I'm sorry for laughing at that.I just can't help myself.I'll give the vote a few more minutes, then get to writing!
>>35328181COME ON AND MEOWAND WELCOME TO THE MEOW>>35328185>>35328209>>35328254>FEITO-CHAN>>35328222[BZZT]Alright, writing!
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35328331HOLD IT!>>35328153>Time itself seems to appreciate the moment, and it gently glides to a halt, rather than the usual transition- a jarring, screeching, tooth-and-claw fight for dominance, where you subdue it and force it to a standstill.Your Honor, I request that you elaborate further on this subject.When does the flow of time cooperate and when does it fight? Is there a pattern?
>>35328478>4>mfw you actually got the most relevant result>"NO FUN ALLOWED, ESPER"In the past, time has felt harsher and less 'cooperative' during particularly intense, shady, or otherwise... not-so-pleasant situations.If you didn't know better, you'd say that time itself is either sentient, or that it somehow... behaves differently... in different sets of circumstances.But... that's ridiculous. ... right?Time is just progression, in the same way that space is just dimensions!
You are Fate, your arms are putting off a light show that'd make Disney World feel inadequate, it's 5:45 AM, and only Minami-chan showed up at the hideout.Oh, and your psychotic 'mother' contacted you, told you that the project was shifting focus, asked if you knew 'that red-head fire chick' (she also seemed to be wondering if the you and Akari were related, for some reason), and if you 'also maybe might be interested in prototyping some new ocular augmentations'.…So god forgive you if you're a bit on-edge.…Mokarin moves to take your hands into hers, and the charge you've built up arcs to her as she does so, miniature lightning bolts with miniature thunderclaps.Not that that bothers her in the slightest.In fact, you'd say Mokarin's pretty much the most difficult person to bother in the history of people-who-aren't-bothered-by-much. She doesn't seem to be aware that Kyuubey has taken to perching atop her head, either- though, now that you consider it, why would she? [If you are concerned about the well-being or tardiness of your subordinates,] the space-cat-thing offers, [it may be prudent to consider scheduling your gatherings sometime between 9 AM and 9PM- during this time period, all of your subordinates are awake-simultaneously- eighty-eight-point-nine-three percent of the time.]Minami nods. “Anytime before sunrise is... a little too early to be scheduling meetings, boss. Especially if you don't give notice at least a day or so beforehand.”>Sigh. They're right. Tell Minami to go home to her loli.>Sigh. Reschedule the meeting for 5:30 /PM/.>Talk to someone/ask someone about [something]. (What? Write-in!)>Dismiss Minami-chan, sit down and try to figure things out.>Something else! (What?)
>>35328574>mfw you actually got the most relevant result>"NO FUN ALLOWED, ESPER"Did I mention I'm loving this Insight thing?>Time is just progression, in the same way that space is just dimensions!Now that we've got clues that time (and possibly space) are sentient, we can ask the most important question...Is time a Big Sister, a Grandpa or an Ara Ara~?
>>35328978>Sigh. They're right. Tell Minami to go home to her loli.As long as we actually tell her to 'go back to [her] loli'
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35328978>contacted youHow the hell did she get a hold of us and did she sound any different compared to the usual insanity?>Sigh. Reschedule the meeting for 5:30 /PM/.>>Dismiss Minami-chan, sit down and try to figure things out.These aren't mutually exclusive options.
>>35328978>Dismiss Minami-chan, sit down and try to figure things out.
>>35328978>>Sigh. They're right. Tell Minami to go home to her loli.>>Sigh. Reschedule the meeting for 5:30 /PM/.Can we do both of these?
>>35328978>Oh, and your psychotic 'mother' contacted you,>(she also seemed to be wondering if the you and Akari were related, for some reason), and if you 'also maybe might be interested in prototyping some new ocular augmentations'.Precia is surprisingly scatterbrained.Is plan RobotLoli-Precia still a thing?>Mokarin gives Zero FucksMokarin is best Robot.>Sigh. They're right. Tell Minami to go home to her loli.>Sigh. Again. Reschedule the meeting for 5:30 /PM/.
>>35329029>loving this insight thingFeels good, anon.I'm honestly really pleasantly surprised with how well it's turned outI should probably be at least somewhat confident in the things I come up with or somethingbut... that might make senseand we can't have that>>35329071I phrased the choice that way specifically for that reason, anon>>35329073>1She seemed less... desperate?You never really thought of her as being desperate before, but, thinking back on it, that's exactly what she was.You're also beginning to wonder if she's less a bitch and more... really, really dense.
>>35329122As far as I know that's still the plan, yes. First we have to talk to Miku though.
>>35329122Why wouldn't it still be a thing?
>>35329153>You're also beginning to wonder if she's less a bitch and more... really, really dense.Precia: A Ruthless Mad Scientist. A Genius of all Sciences. Denser than Neutronium.
>>35329155>>35329177>That feel when people still support the crazy plan you made for the lulz a couple threads back.
>>35329198>NeutroniumAh, memories. And dinosaurs.Anyways, I've got stuff and things to do, so the gap between this post and the next might be awhile- I'd be surprised if it was more than 20 or so minutes, but, still.In the meantime, feel free to remember how Fate knows/knew Akari/Mato/Miku. 'Cause I don't, and having someone remind me when I get back'll make things faster.
>>35329290>Fate knows/knew Akari/Mato/MikuWhat do you mean ? She even gave her a birthday present.
>>35329290Fate contracted with Kyubey, the terms of which required that she befriend and protect Akari. Then Akari and Mato met her when she showed up at Miku's apartment.
>>35329376Ah, okay, right!I think she might've known Mato beforehand, though... I suppose it doesn't matter much, at the moment.... okay, these votes are too much chaos for me to count>Send Minami home to her loli>Reschedule meeting to the OTHER 5:30>Sit down and rethink your life or PLOT YOUR VENGEANCE or... y'know, somethin' like that.
>>35329648...can't we just do all of these? None of them preclude any of the others.
>>35329648Porque no los dos?
>>35329648This dude>>35329711Has the right Idea.We can do the whole Brooding/Plotting/lamenting the fact our mother is not evil, just stupid while we wait for 5:30PM
>>35329648Yeah, just do all of these
>>35329648>Send Minami home to her loliI wonder if Minami is still washboard flat.
>>35329648>Send Minami home to her loli
>>35329711I guess it should be a series of 'Yes or No' questions, huh?>>35329729>Why not the two?There's three, anon.THREE.TRES.Dios mio.Anyways, I'll get to writing!
>>35329785>There's three, anon.YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
You sigh, perhaps a little more indignantly than you'd like to admit, and tell the mint-green-haired pile of toothpicks that is Minami-chan to go home to her loli.She nods and turns to leave, and, when you call out to tell her that the meeting's at five-thirty this evening, she half-turns, nods, and leaves.You send out a text message to the same effect, and, while you're at it, you send an explanation to Mato-chan (she's the one to contact to get in touch with Akari-chan, it seems, as the pyro herself tends to turn plastic items into slag with rather alarming frequency), managing to keep it within seven texts.Stupid goddamn character limits.Once that's done, you plop down into your BOSS CHAIR, which is exactly like the other chairs (with the exceptions being that it's both taller AND cooler-looking), and begin to ponder.About your 'mother', of course.More specifically, you think about...>??? (Write-in!)
>>35330085>Plan Robo-Loli. Make her suffer as you have suffered!
>>35330085>>Sticking her in a helpless artificial body and returning our agony upon her a thousandfold
>>35330147>>35330179Don't forget the electrode undergarments! (Wow, there's a phrase I never thought I'd type)
>>35330085>>35330147Fine, fine. I can do without >>35330242 though.
>>35330260But how else are we supposed to apply Pavlovian behavioral modification? If you have a more humiliatingly hilarious idea I'd love to hear it.
>>35330085>Turning her into an Obnoxioulsy Cute Cyborg Loli with -4 str. She must suffer in a suitably non-lethal fashion.
I'm waiting for a vote for 'revenge'or something that at least pretends to be somewhat normalor a third voteany of those would be fineanons pls
>>35330331Just stick the electrodes in her brain. No need for the shock panties.
>>35330376Pretty sure that right there is anon's idea of revenge. If you wanted normal you came to the wrong neighborhood.
>>35330376Fine.>how nice it would be to have a normal mother instead of the monster you got.
>>35330376Fine.>Plan increasingly elaborate and strange forms of revenge, culminating on turning Precia into a Noodle-armed Cyborg Loli.
>>35330396That's not as funny or strange though.
>>35330147>>35330179>>35330370>>35330429>ROBOLOLI VENGEANCE>>35330411[ANGST HARD II: ANGST HARDER]OKAYWRITING
>>35330442>Not strange.What? I'd say plan RoboLoli is weird as fuck, and even if the end result is not very funny by itself, the train of thought leading to it should be amusing and bizarre enough.
>>35330533I meant just sticking the electrodes directly into the brain. Sure, we could do that, but why not go the extra mile in total vengeful silliness? Think of it as the cherry on top of the crazy sundae.
>>35330533>>35330592To add on to that, sticking shit into people's heads to influence them is pretty vanilla by AC standards, this way we can claim an extra degree of uniqueness in our approach.
>>35330592>>35330652Hmm... you have a point.Let's stick electrodes in her brain, AND in her panties!
>>35330737I for one see absolutely no problems arising from this approach whatsoever!
You steeple your fingers, plant your elbows on the table, and think.…What is it that you want?Justice?No, too... Too righteous... too humane.You want... you want her to suffer.You want...Ah, of course!You utter the word without meaning to- it seems to cross your mind and your lips at the same moment.“Revenge.”Kyuubey and Mokarin both tilt their heads at this, at nearly the same time, and in opposite directions, such that Kyuubey's center of gravity remained in a position where he wouldn't be dislodged from his perch atop her head.Mokarin seems to be rather confused. “Why?”Kyuubey... well, Kyuubey seems about like he usually does. Unfazed, maybe? [Understandable. I am unsure what it was that caused Precia Testarossa's change of heart, but the decision to do something else is hardly repentance.]>Explain to Mokarin why you want revenge. (Write-in!)>Ask Kyuubey for [Suggestions/Advice/Other (Write-in)]>Somehow justify a train of thought directly leading to PLAN ROBOLOLI (Write-in, this'd be the fastest way to get there, if you don't want to 'navigate' the other bits of conversation)>Something else? (Write-in)
>>35330592>tfw even the Board of Directors is mind-fucked
>>35330771>Somehow justify a train of thought directly leading to PLAN ROBOLOLI (Write-in, this'd be the fastest way to get there, if you don't want to 'navigate' the other bits of conversation)She will get to see what it's like to have bits of her hacked off and replaced by artificial parts made by and belonging to someone else and let her suffer as I have suffered. Plus she will be unable to intimidate or hurt anyone else ever again. Finally, I think it would be funny and it would make me feel one hell of a lot better. Any questions?
>>35330771>>35330835You seem to have put a slightly disconcerting amount of thought into this, so I'll support it.
>>35330835That's just the reasoning behind the plan, and I see and understand it.I need input on how Fate could arrive at that plan without any of the outside input that Kyuubey would probably provide and Mokarin would logically conclude.I don't need the plan, that's point B.We're at Point A. I just need to know how to get from A to B. I can't write it if I just don't *get* it.Maybe I'm just an autist or somesuch, but ya gotta show the work.
>>35330771>My mother is an Idiot. Not just Evil and Amoral, but also stupid!>She's dense as fuck and cares for nothing but her plans and projects.>She needs to suffer for what she did. She needs to learn there are lines one cannot cross, things one cannot ignore.>But mere pain would mean nothing, and deah is too swift. I need to humiliate her. It's the only way to make her learn her lesson.>I need to hurt her pride in such a way that she can't fight back. Make sure no one will take her threats seriously.The insane chuckling goes here.>Maybe I can get Miku's help? I could have her transplant Precia into a child sized robot body, maybe with a few failsafes...And now comes the maniacal laughter.There. What do y'all think?
>>35330771>Explain to Mokarin why you want revenge"Ever since she created me, she has made my life a living hell. You say your mother loved you? Mine only saw me as a test subject, not a person."
>>35330932Fucking amazing, switching my vote >>35330868to support this instead.
>>35330932Sometimes I wonder if we're sending Fate down the path of evil. Not saying we shouldn't do it, but I thought I should point it out.
>>35330987That's what happens when she doesn't get Befriended and led onto the right path.
>>35330928Fate is troubled, angry and slightly sleep deprived.Weird trains of thought are not impossible.Also, she knows her mom is a ruthless creature that would suffer through anything for the sake of her plans.Therefore, pain is useless and death is too little for what she has done.And so, Humiliation with a slightly pragmatic side in that they might be able to observe and direct her research towards better directions.
>>35331017But she did vet befriended, anon.It's just that Mokarin doesn't care about justice and all that.She was simply not built to give a shit.
>>35330932Hmm. I think I see what you're getting at.>Precia acts like a self-centered child in an adult's body>She exercises more power than she should by any right>She acts like a child, and, in a fair and just world, she would /be/ a child>[Insert Poetic Justice here]>Cyborg child bodyIs that about right?>>35331058She's a learning robot, anonand she's not particularly oldshe hasn't had time to learn much
>>35331058She got befriended, not Befriended. There's a difference.>>35331075Not that anon but yeah that seems about right.
>>35328181Then again, it's Kamachi. The only good thing that came out of that is the Railgun anime and this quest.
>>35331075>Is that about right?Pretty much. She has no idea how adult people act, and doesn't understand concepts like restraint, limits and general morality. Children also have problems with such concepts, so the parallel is there, we just added RoboLolis to the equation.>she hasn't had time to learn muchI still say Mokarin should never, ever give a fuck except in rare and disastrous circumstances.Circumstances that need the deployment of Tactical Pink Laser of Mass Destruction.
>>35331131Eh, I think that's a little harsh. The Railgun manga is good, quite possibly even better than the anime, and some of the world-building and characters aren't half bad either.
>>35331131Oh, you.... anyways, I think I've got this figured out, now.... maybe.Either way, writing!
>>35331206I need an "It Begins!" reaction image.
>>35331131S3 has some of the strongest volumes in the series, which is why alot of people are hyped about it.S2 unfortunately covered some of the shittiest.
>>35331192>Railgun manga is [...] possibly even better than the animeRailgun anime has a lot more Saten and a lot less Touma. That's a spectacular improvement over the manga for me.
>>35331337I stopped reading Index around the Magic Ice Fleet in Venice Volume.I was forcing myself to read through much of series. Not just because of all the Stupid in the plot, but because Baka-Tsuki really needs someone who knows how to actually write things, not just translate.
>>35331372Yeah, but fucking Silent Party man. Also, Railgun manga has better characterization for Misaki and appearances by Gunha of all people.
>>35331389Volumes 7-11 (Agnese Arc to Ice Fleet Arc) are pretty much universally regarded as the shittiest thing Kamachi has ever written.It's unfortunate, since S3 starts covering actually good stories like Battle Royale, English Civil War (which has possibly the best fight scenes of the series, just under Thor vs. Touma), and Acqua. It helps that at this point the series starts getting translated by just one skilled guy instead of a bunch of random people. Plus SS2, which introduces great characters like Misaka Tabigake, Gunha, Kumokawa...But ah well, we probably won't see season 3 for a few years, if ever.
>>35331500Well, thats at least a bit encouraging.Is there anything in those volumes I absolutely nee to know or can I just skip them and go for the good stuff?I might try reading them again.The setting has so many cool ideas and interesting powers and details but wastes them on harem antics and the blandest protagonist ever. Much like ZnT.It's qiests like this, that take the setting and make it interesting again, that make me want to read all that shit again.
…“... yeah... yeah... okay, right... mhm...” You dutifully jot down a few notes here and there. Your mind wanders a bit, to the time before... last week... when life wasn't quite so strange. A time when you were an idol, and you spent your time either with Akane-chan (both during idol stuff /and/ free-time, due to some amazing shenanigans on your part), or working on Mokarin's AI.A time when friends of your little sister weren't asking you to put their mothers' brains into little-girl robot-bodies.Not to mention 'probably-more-than-friends of your 'daughter'.'…“... Yeah, okay, I'm gonna give a definite 'no' on the behavioral-conditioning-electrodes, and I won't do any brain extractions or anything, either. I'm not a brain surgeon. You'll have to get the brain-case and neural-linkages yourself, got it? That's-” you pause, “oh, alright, you know what that means... okay. Right.”…It seems like an eternity later that you finally hang up.…You're Miku Tsuruya, and now you've got another thing to do.… at least this one's interesting?
Still, a robot-girl body isn't too difficult- Mokarin was mostly AI stuff and trying to iron out those flight problems (almost there!).But you were really looking forward to building that AH-6 'Little Bird' you managed to acquire. And making some sort of weapon or something for Mato strikes you as a 'definitely very good' idea.Both because it'd be awesome /and/ because Akane can supposedly fly a helicopter (you really wanna know where she learns all these things- your current theory is that it's probably something from a power she picked up somewhere).Still, helicopter rides are basically magic carpet rides, right?Just, uh, with more missiles and such.… still, they didn't really have a specific date they wanted the body made by...>MAKE THE CHOPPER. PURSUE YOUR DREEEEEEEAMS.>Make the body. For all you know, they expect it by five minutes ago.>Do something cool for Mato. Gotta try to be the coolest Nee-san possible.>Something else! (What?)
>>35331791>Do something cool for Mato. Gotta try to be the coolest Nee-san possible.
>>35331791>>Make the body. For all you know, they expect it by five minutes ago.Better to have it ready since it's the only one that might need a deadline.
>>35331627Well for one thing, the first 22 volumes are now kaput. Series got licensed, but BT managed to argue the case that technically New Testament and the side stories didn't count. You can still find them floating around the internet though.http://www.mediafire.com/raildexstuffAnd you can skip around a fair bit honestly until you hit SS1 or so. You'll hit the occasional confusion, but besides that it's not really an issue, especially if you've watched the anime (though you'll miss occasional things, like the Level 6 experiment being fake and stuff like that).Also volume 16's translation takes a nosedive, and then it's basically all good from there if that bothers you much. I had to skim it mostly, 16 got damn near unreadable at some points.
>>35331791>Make the body. For all you know, they expect it by five minutes ago.Looks like Fate will have to MacGyver up some electrodes by herself then.
>>35331791>Do something cool for Mato.
>>35331791>MAKE THE CHOPPER. PURSUE YOUR DREEEEEEEAMS.On one hand, we can have the Robot body ready right now.On the other, unless Fate raided Precia's lair and kidnapped her the moment we finished the call then we don't need the body right now.On the Mechadendrite, Choppers are really cool.
>>35331791>Do something cool for Mato. Gotta try to be the coolest Nee-san possible.Not a fan of the robotLoli, I'm not gonna kill other peoples fun, but at least I'm going to vote against it.
>>35331828Thank you, sir.You are really are a Scholar and a Gentleman.
>>35331828Damn, that's a nice collection. Thanks for posting it!
>>35331791>>Do something cool for Mato. Gotta try to be the coolest Nee-san possible.
>>35331791>Make the body. For all you know, they expect it by five minutes ago.On the one hand, it's probably not gonna be a time-critical issue. On the other hand, Fate is a REALLY good worker once she sets her mind to something.
>>35331791>Do something cool for Mato. Gotta try to be the coolest Nee-san possible.Cool toys for Mato.
>>35331855>mechadendrite>mfw I never considered mechadendrites>>35331813>>35331852>>35331865>>35331920>>35331954>Mato!>>35331816>>35331840>>35331923Cyberloli>>35331855hopes and dreams and hellfire missiles and other sweet and romantic thingsI'm... I'm mildly surprised by this, actually....Anyways, writing!
>>35332089Miku is Best Sister first and Robo-Building friend second.
… Yeah. You've got other stuff you want to do.You've got other stuff you probably /should/ do.And then you've got your little sister, out there doing Judgment stuff, with only extremely-advanced powered-armor between her and...…What the hell does Judgment even deal with, anyways?…For all you know, she could be out there going toe-to-toe with a giant robot or something!…Maybe you're over-worrying, or doting, or something.But that's your sister, dammit!And you'll be god-damned if you let anything happen to her again. Sure, last time it was relatively minor- especially given the nature of her ability- but it might not be so minor the next time.The question is... what do you make for her?A shield? Some sort of big gun... cannon... thing? A sword or something? Maybe a big mace or... or something else that isn't quite as sharp-and-dangerous-and-not-simple-to-use as a sword? A ball-and-chain or a flail? You look at your scribbled-down notes.She's extremely strong AND wearing powered armor, so you can really make just about anything you can imagine...But she's not really trained in the usage of anything too... fancy. What'll you make? >???
>>35332349>Why not a warhammer?
>>35332349>>35332426I was going to suggest a chainsword to go with the power-armor, but this is good too.
>>35332349>>Make a hammer, blunt force trauma is kinda her thing
>>35332448>>35332426Well damn, looks like I got ninja'd. Super-mega-awesome-hammer when?
>>35332349>Giant Fuck-off Gun. With extra guns hidden in the frame. And a Gatling Gun mode. Because our adorable little sister needs more Dakka.Because Black Rock Shooter needs the Rock Cannon to be BRS
>>35332349>>35332494Why not a warhammer with a gatling-mode ?
>>35332494>>35332510RWBY territory here.And Acqua can teach her how to use it.
>>35332510How in the hell would that even work? Like Raketenform but propelled by bulletspam?
>>35332547Put ther gun in the head of the hammer, obviously, you migh tnot thin GIANT hammer enough.
>>35332547>>35332569Maybe like Big O's Gatling arm as a transforming alt-mode?
>>35332609Pretty much like that yes.
>>35332547Bash shit with the head and fire the gun as you lift it to strike again.That way, the recoil increases your attack speed and you get extra damage on top of it.Or we can go FULL RWBY and make a Cannon-Gatling-Hammer.
Okay... allow me to reveal my shame:I forget the difference between a maul and a warhammer/get the two mixed up.Additionally, from a very 'Miku' sort of standpoint, Mato has two hands.And she's strong enough that a weapon requiring two hands is... very large.Power-armored Big!Mato could probably toss cars.
>>35332656A warhammer with a gatling mode, therefore carrying the ammunition and the actual gu in thee head, would be very very heavy.
>>35332656I think a maul is more like an axe, but that's just off the top of my head. Also, big is actually very good in this case if we're trying to fit a machine gun in there.
>>35332656You know Vita's Hammer? That's a warhammer. Yes, even when it is small, actual warhammers were not steel bricks on sticks, they were made to be useful in smashing plate apart. Most of them also had beaks to pierce plate mail.Just make a huge version of one.
>>35332656Where would she carry the thing? Does MIku has access to that Nanoha tech that compresses poleweapons into small pendants?
>>35332656A warhammer is a type of maul. A maul can refer to any hammer with a large head.And go crazy with the strength, it doesn't matter. Hell, pretty sure I remember reading that even non-combat AC powered armors can toss around cars. The absolute weakest ones can accurately fire a fucking smoothbore cannon while riding a motorcycle near the speed of sound. AC tech don't give a shit.
>>35332656>>35332717Also, add an optional jet engine attachment to it. Just for the lulz.
>>35332656A warhammer is a specific kind of maul, a maul is any kind of blunt weapon, while a warhammer is one with a vertical head, it had usually a beak for piercing but it differed from model to model how that actually looked like.
>>35332756I dunno, at that point it's basically just Graf Eisen and I think we should try to be a bit more creative about it.
>>35332811Just add a beak to it instead of a second hammer head.Also, I don't remember Graf Eisen having a Gatling Gun mode.
>>35332700... That's also really, really pointless.Aiming would be nigh-impossible, and why shoot something when you've a gigantic hammer? It's far easier to deal absurdly high amounts of damage in melee than at range- ranged combat is simply more commonplace because it's adequate to kill and keeps soldiers and what-have-you safer.>>35332729Perhaps, but Mato's armor is rather... skimpy, I suppose. Most of her vitals are covered by skin and sub-dermal armor- which isn't very much at all....Anyways, it's clear that a hammer of some description is what is desired, and we can get more specific from there!Writing!
>>35332844I was referring more to the rocket engine being derivative, although you certainly make a good point about the Gatling gun.
>>35332863>That's also really, really pointless.Unless you want to hit someone at range, or a larger group of people. Its not always advisable or possible to get close.
>>35332656Wait, I just remembered something.Anyone here ever read Shinji and Warhammer 40k?In one of the later chapters, Asuka had this huge-ass hammer with what was pretty much Alt Eisen's Revolver Stake on the head.She used it (plus a lot of Hax AT Field bullshit) to crack the tectonic plates and make a volcano in the middle of Germany. Anyone want something like that?
>>35332925That sounds AWESOME and I had no idea just how badly I wanted it until right this very moment. Also, I have read that fanfiction but it doesn't exactly update regularly so I never got too into it.
>>35332899Aiming is generally advised for hitting people at range.And when your hammer's big enough to have a rotary machinegun in the head, and you're strong enough to wield it, the fact that there's multiple people to hit isn't much of a problem- one or ten people really aren't gonna stop the momentum of the swing at that point.
>>35332925>Shinji and Warhammer 40kWat.
>>35332899It kind of depends. As long as she doesn't fight other powered suits or come under fire from air support, it should be alright to use a close-range weapon. And those two are only likely if she fights AC for some reason.
>>35332970It is a ludicrously awesome fanfic.Check the TV Tropes page.
>>35332967>Aiming is generally advised for hitting people at rangeAiming a gatling gun is a futile endeavor anyway, you point it in the direction of things you want perforated and let the mass of bullets do the rest
>>35332966It updated with a new chapter last... may I think.Now we just need to wait another year and a half for the next chapter.
>>35332970It's basically the Michael Bay equivalent of a fanfic, it's incredibly retarded and has terrible characterization but there's so much boom that it's pretty much impossible to care.
>>35333114I stopped caring about the characterization somewhere between Shinji practically owning his hometown by the age of twelve and Rei becoming an Ork Warboss.And all the crazy symbolism and references are actually really nice, overall.I recommend the fuck out of it, if only for the battle scenes and the Titan Unit One.And Commissar Mana Kirishima.
After some deliberation, you decide on some sort of hammer... or something like that. A stick with a heavy thing on one end. Now all you have to consider is the specifics- the length of the shaft, the size and shape of the head, and other stuff like that.You do some 'advanced remembering' techniques that Akane-chan taught you (said techniques are top-secret and may or may not involve internet searches) and find that 'warhammer' is about the broadest term ever used in the history of everything ever.It seems like anything long/big enough for Mato to need two hands to use it would be crazy-impractical, though- most of the time the only reason for making them like that was to whomp guys on horses, or knights (also known as dudes on horses with a lot more armor than those other guys), without needing to penetrate their armor.Still, what if Mato needs to bonk people on horses?But if you went with a one-handed sort of length, she could probably also have a shield. Or maybe a second hammer?What would she need two hammers for?Captain America uses a shield, right? And he's pretty cool. He also doesn't get shot or anything. The sound of Mato not getting shot is a sound you'd be glad to hear more of, you think.…Then again, maybe you could make a collapsible pole or something? Maybe have two shorter shafts that can be combined into one SUPER-SHAFT?If you did that, you could probably make a bunch of different kinds of heads to put on them, too.You dismiss the thought of just making two shields.Something tells you Mato wouldn't like that an awful lot, and the image of a turtle comes to mind, too.>Just go with a long, two-handed sort of shaft. Because reasons.>Go with a single, one-handed kind of shaft. It'll be the sturdiest that way.>Do the thing with the two shafts and the GATTAI!>... make a robot horse and MORE ARMOR.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35333571>Long, two-handed sort of shaftMore room for additions on the shaft.
>>35333571>Do the thing with the two shafts and the GATTAI!Combining hammer? Yes please!
>>35333571>Do the thing with the two shafts and the GATTAI!Crazy Awesome Modular Hammer is GO!
>>35333571>Do the thing with the two shafts and the GATTAI!While the horse sounds nice, more armor sounds like something that covers up some of her skin, and we can't do that.
>>35333571>Do the thing with the two shafts and the GATTAI!
>>35333571>... make a robot horse and MORE ARMOR>Also, giant sword.Ware ra Tsuruya Mato! Aku wo Tatsu Tsurugi Nari!
>>35333723We would need a second pilot to reach that gimmick's full potential though.
>>35333776I dunno, Akari doesn't really strike me as the type to settle for piloting someone else's mount. Also, Real Men Ride Each Other as a concept is probably too lewd for their delicate minds to handle.
>>35333631IT NEEDS TO BE A VERITABLE POLEARMAND ALSO MAYBE SWISSIN FACTMAKE IT AN ACTUAL POLEARM>>35333635>>35333656>>35333658>>35333673Double the hammers, double the... hammer time?[If Mato has more hammers, does she become untouchable?]>>35333723The horse thing was a joke, anonit'd obviously be some sort of motorcyclewith a lancefor highway jousts and road tournaments and what-not, of courseokay, writing!
>>35333753>>35333776It's perfect.The horse'mane can be made of fire.Alright. New plan.After Precia is put in her new body, we get her and Miku Drunk as Fuck and tell them to make giant robots.If everything goes well, we'll have the Dynamic General Guardians ready to fight against the Aliens inevitable Giant Robot Assault.If everything goes wrong...Well. I think everyone here wants to see if those giant robot villains from Mazinger make nice explosions.
>>35333873It's probably too late for such justifications, once the Sword that Smites Evil comparisons get going there's no stopping them.
>>35333908I thought the plan was to reverse-engineer Tau hardsuits and work our way up to building Jaegers? This plan seems like too much too fast.
>>35333909Wrong image, anon
>>35333971That's what happens when the powers of DRUNKENNESS and SCIENCE!! join hands to create Giant Robots.Also, AC can probably build Jaegers already, they just have no need for Evem Bigger robots.
>>35334047AC would build Objects.
>>35334047If Akari gets involved, it would be !!SCIENCE!! This is probably a good reason why she shouldn't be, at least not until we get our hands on a specifically fire-based mech.
>>35334068Of course they'd build objects, anon.Making physical concepts is a job for the Mages.
>>35334117Well, Cybuster can transform into a Magical Phoenix made of Fire, amd Angelg can shoot A Bird made of Flames from her Bow.I'm sure we can find a sufficiently Firey mech for her.
>>35334207I still think we should go with Gaiking, it's even called a Flame Giant for god's sake!
You quickly decide on the pair of modular stic- err, shafts.You'll machine 'em outta the GOOD STUFF™, too. The same stuff you make all the things that need to not break ever for any reason at all out of!And, of course, if you're going to have two shafts that screw together (or maybe lock together in a different way- you're undecided at the moment), then you might as well have at least a few different heads to attach to them, right? You should probably keep them blunt, though... right?Maybe an axe head would be alright? A couple of different sizes and shapes of hammer-heads are obviously necessary. Some more mace-like heads would also probably be prudent- you seem to remember that flanged maces were quite effective at killing... just about everything, really, and something more rounded and less... brutal... might be good for those people that didn't so much need to be killed and/or horribly maimed, but still needed a good bashing?Your mind wanders to Mokarin's staff- and, now that your mind has mentioned it, Fate-chan's axe/staff/thing- maybe some sort of ranged option would be a good idea? If not an energy weapon, then maybe an atlatl-type thing? You grimace. She'd have to carry darts or something, then.You un-grimace as it occurs to you that 'carrying darts' could be a good excuse to give her a shield without her questioning it overmuch.Though, now that you think on it, she has her long-coat... and a rather large number of rocks, too.Just how many pockets does that thing have?Some sort of sling-staff thing, perhaps?… maybe if you made a really cool-looking kite shield, she'd use that?It could work, but it'd cut pretty deep into your GOOD STUFF™ supply- you'd probably only be able to make maybe four or five heads if you did that.>Go for the shield. Safety is only first because there's not really anything that can come before that!>Forget the shield. Use the material for the heads. The best defense is a good offense, right?
>>35334459>Forget the shield. Use the material for the heads. The best defense is a good offense, right?
>>35334459>Forget the shield. Use the material for the heads. The best defense is a good offense, right?As much as the idea of a good ol' kite shield on BRSs arm appeals to me,Modularity still sounds like a better idea.Also, can we please have a head that does something like>>35332925'Cause an Extra Armor Penetration Hammer Head sounds really cool.And a Drill Head too, just because.
>>35334459>Forget the shield. Use the material for the heads. The best defense is a good offense, right?That's how AC rolls!
>>35334459>>Forget the shield. Use the material for the heads. The best defense is a good offense, right?Who needs defense when you have an offense for every situation?
>>35334556Kick Reason to the Curb and go Beyond the Impossible! THAT is How Academy City Rolls!I didn't even need to change anything for it to work. AC is just that crazy, and its scie- excuse me, SCIENCE!! is that Crazy Awesome.
>>35334691Indeed, they just hide it slightly better than most (well, some of them do, looking at you Gunha).
>>35334556>>35334691AC Science! is just awesome. It's too bad they enjoy using it to torture children into insanity to give them superpowers.>>35334715Gunha ain't even really Science.
>>35334743Eh, he's close enough, might be a Gemstone but he's still an esper and a representative of Academy City.
>>35334550>Catastrophe head>also drill headOkay, I'm gonna go ahead and give the volcano-maker a firm 'NO'And, as for the drill......Why?You'd either have to hold it in place while you did your drilling- and it wouldn't even be reasonable to make it big enough to drill through anything you couldn't just beat to death in the first place, by the way- or it'd have to spin EXTREMELY fast, in which case the torque and impact of being smashed into something would absolutely and completely devastate the motor (and probably the bit, too).What's so great about drill-weapons, again?I mean, I suppose I could see some sort of drill-headed spear could be potentially useful, especially if it was something purely mechanical and very simple- like a cord and a decent gear ratio and a good, hard pull to send the head spinning- but, even then, the brunt of the effectiveness would be from whoever was holding the thing thrusting it into people.>>35334536>>35334550>>35334556>>35334620>NO SHIELDS, NO BREASTPLATE, NO PROBLEMSOkay, writan.
>>35334799Because it's cool, and at this point we're well beyond giving any shits about practicality. Hell, AC tech practically runs on Rule of Cool.
>>35334799Being able to pierce armor isn't particularly important in any case.The only ones who are going to have that kind of thing is likely to be Anti-Skill, and if we're fighting them we done fucked up.
>>35334799>drillWhy not replace that with a shaped charge of sorts, that directs an explosion at the target on contact?Basically a self-recharging HEAT shell attached to the head of the hammer.
>>35334864True, but they generally use their tech in actually logical ways. The basic principles AC uses runs on Rule of Cool, but the actual applications are fairly mundane and what someone might actually make if they had the necessary tech. But yeah, given what we've done in this story we don't really need to concern ourselves too much with logic.
>>35334867What about alien armor? That's probably going to be a thing at some point for us to deal with.
>>35334933If we're fighting equivalent forces, then we need to be using guns and cannons instead of the hammer/axe thing.The hammer is cute but kind of useless against anything that fights intelligently.
>>35334867I dunno, Anti-Skill is pretty fucking corrupt in a lot of cases and having a contingency to deal with them might be nice.
>>35334959But close combat is often an alien weakness, plus getting Mato up close and personal is making the best use of her abilities.
>>35334799Nah, the Volcano thing was mostly thanks to Asuka being overcome with Grief/Anger and using AT Field Hax to supercharge the whole thing.The normal way to use it is to use a capsule of promethium (or just a bullet) to drive a stake hidden in the Hammer's Head into the enemy.Not really that overpowered, just effective.
>>35335011To simplify things, its literally the Kyosuke Nambu's Signature Weapon, the Revolver Stake, put inside a normal Hammer head.The whole Volcano thing was mostly AT Hax (maybe with some warp fuckery) making it way stronger.The whole sequence was a mishmash of references, starting with GIGA DRILL BREAKER and ending with GOLDION HAMMER.
>>35334965I don't think going after one of Anti-Skill's powered suits with a hammer of all things is that great an idea.
>>35335127If it's a super-science'd-up future hammer in the hands of Big!Mato I bet it could do some serious damage, especially if we add a drill or a G-Impact Stake.
>>35335190Oh i'm sure it could wreck it if it hits, there's no reason it shouldn't with technobabble power, which is what the series runs on. The problem is AC powered suits use, you know, guns. Really awesome guns. Can wreck nuclear shelters kind of guns. And the suits themselves are fast, have A.I support, and have awesome pilots. There's a reason we as a species stopped using hammers and started using guns.
>>35335249It's not like Mato would be doing this by herself, Akari and Mokarin would be doing ranged support and area denial while Mato closed in for the kill.
>>35335310Still doesn't really seem like the best move, but eh. I've got no problem with Rule of Cooling it, I like the hammer. Just saying how it is. It's not like the powered suits would really be the biggest threat in that scenario anyways, but ah well, we're off topic.
With a sigh, you formally dispatch the notion of ever getting any more protection on Mato's person than you've already managed.In that case, though, it's just a matter of making a bunch of heads that'll be effective in all sorts of different situations. Naturally, you'll make a couple of hammer-heads. Maybe... four? Different shapes and sizes and what-not. After that, you'll have... Enough material to make another eight, assuming the same volume and complexity as the hammer-heads.Of course, things tend to vary in complexity and size, so you should probably plan that out ahead of time.Now... what might she need...?A spear head, perhaps, or maybe just a spike or something similar? An axe head might be good. Flanged-mace style head, spherical not-quite-so-lethal head... Maybe a morning-star head? It'd take more material, but it'd also be wicked-deadly.Then again, something smaller and more strategically-spiked would take less material, but would also be a bit more brutal than perhaps you'd like your little sister to be...A cubic head would probably be pretty effective in general- kinda like a middle-ground between a hammer and a club- and wouldn't take THAT much extra material.Maybe something paddle-shaped? That'd be a lot less likely to kill someone, but it'd also take up an absolutely offensive amount of material...Making a head that'd work something like Mokarin's laser-stick of doom (though, admittedly, it'd probably be significantly less powerful- you'd not be bragging if you called Mokarin's weapon a masterpiece, as far as you're concerned) would only take a little more material, and making one that would be able to withstand melee- let alone be useful for it- would probably take a couple times as much.
I HOPE YOU LIKE MIDNIGHT GAME-BALANCING.'CAUSE I GOT SOME FOR YA.Here's hoping this ends well!After 4 hammer-heads, you've 8 units of GOOD STUFF™ left, to do with as you please.So... whaddya want?>Spear/spiked head- .25 units>Axe head- .75, 1, or 1.5 units, depending on size/shape (Smallish, 'Normal', and 'Holy Shit', respectively)>Round non-murder head- .75 units>Flanged head- 1.25 units>Morningstar head- 2 units>Cubic head- 1.75 units>Paddle- 3.5 units>Scary Murderspike head- 1.5 units and a lifetime of nightmares and flashbacks and PTSD >Sissy Las-head- 1.25 units>Sturdy Las-head- 2 units>Super Las-head- 3.5 units>Mr. Potatohead head- PRICELESS
>>35335549Maybe this kind of mace? Except, you know, smaller.
>>35335549>Axe head- 1.5 units>Super Las-head- 3.5 units>Spear/spiked head- .25 units>Round non-murder head- .75 units>Morningstar head- 2 unitsI believe that's 8 and it gives us a decent amount of variety to work with.
>>35335564>two drawings of it>One flanged, the other smooth>thicker nearer the handle, like a tourney lance (those are designed to break, by the way, so as to reduce casualties)It doesn't matter if your weapon looks 'cool' if it's also impractical and largely pointless.In fact, I'd say ineffectiveness is rather uncool.Or am I the only one who thinks this way?
>>35335549>>35335625It's way too late to think and this seems decent, so I'll go with it.
>>35335627It's a magic mace, so I imagine the durability of it isn't really contingent on the design. Plus when you get to Acqua's kind of strength, magic can really be the only thing keeping it together at that point with the force he puts behind it.Anyways, I was talking more about the general design of the head and shaft than anything else. The rather large head in particular.
>>35335625>>35335657Yeah, i'll go with this, not enough shits to give at the moment. The round head and morningstar head seem useful.
>>35335625>>35335657>>35335701>One HOLY SHIT Axe-head>One SUPER LAS-head>One POKEY-head>One SPHERE-head>One MORNINGSTAR-headYeah, that's probably eight or something.Okay, writing!I think this'll be our last post for the day.
You eventually settle on a combination- one big-ass axe-head, one spear-head, a spherical head, a morningstar head, and the best energy-weapon you can build in such a way that it'll stand up to (and even do well in) melee combat... and not suck at the whole energy-weapon thing.With that decided, you set about drawing up diagrams and schematics (i.e.- rough sketches and scribbles), gathering your materials, preparing the stuff and the things, going to the little idol's room, ordering takeout, putting on pants, and all sorts of other good stuff.By the time you're ready to get started, it's almost 8 AM.…You decide to put 'build robots to do stuff for me' on the list, right above 'remember to wear pants' and just below 'try to get Mato to put a shirt or something on'.You don't notice the correlation between those things, either.…One double-take later, you have a classic, 'oh, I guess we really /are/ related' moment.A brief moment of contemplation on the nature of genetics later, and you make to get down to business.…You're really busy, these days.…… In fact, your recent hectic-ness began just after you and Akane-…… pfff- there's no way that's relevant!…You add 'find four-leaf clover' to the list, just in case.
Aaaaaaaaaaand that's all, folks!Naturally, when I said, 'there'll be giant robots next thread' we ended up not getting there.Because tempting fate's never a good idea.HERE- BASK IN THE GLORY OF THE PORTAL TO THE LAND OF ASKING, ALSO KNOWN AS ask.fm/EsperQuestQMOh, an' make sure an' go ta them there archives http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildex an' vote 'em up, ya hear? Thanks for playing, and goodnight!Feel free to ask questions here in the thread, too, but I can't guarantee I'll be up much longer!
>>35336290Night Boss, I'm off to go collapse now.
>>35336327Try to hit a pillow on the landing!
>>35336193>'remember to wear pants' and just below 'try to get Mato to put a shirt or something on'
>>35336494Hey, you know how the saying goes'The pot doesn't fall far from the kettle,' and 'don't eat black apples that have fallen from trees'