PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: Sachiko helped settle a family dispute.- - -You stare at the clock that’s high up on the wall. It’s a kerokerokeroppi brand, green and cute, and smiling.You think you’re starting to personally resent it.The bad news: You and the other GBs are stuck inside a mental facility.This is what you know: There is CCTV footage of you and your partners entering into P-COC offices and leaving with something. Mae is insisting that you stole something. Yasuo has expressed his concerns that you are a danger to yourselves and others. They want to lock you up.However, this is where things go a little off the rails. Mae was asked by both law enforcement, and P-COC brass to describe what it was that she believes was stolen. She was unable, or unwilling, to say. This has complicated things.Secondly, P-COC Central, and Walter Peck himself, are not happy with the direction the Japanese branch has taken. The ‘Plan’ that they received from you, coupled with their ‘un-vetted, radical hiring policies’ and the fact that they’ve been keeping Peck out of the loop of all of this, has ticked him off. As a result, he’s been wrapping P-COC up in its own red tape. While he’s never unhappy to see GBs being shipped off to the asylum, he’d rather it be by his own hand or be so airtight that you’ll never see the light of day again. As a result, he’s stating that P-COC is not pressing charges for you entering the facilities. The Ghostbusters and P-COC have had a long working relationship with each other. It’s not surprising that you’d be there. Mae, and Yasuo deny it and try to circumvent that statement, Peck and Lady Une then counter, and since they ARE their superiors…things get complicated. It’s a bureaucratic nightmare.So, as a result, no one has any goddamn clue if you’re in trouble or not.
>>35591031However, you can be held for an observational period of 48 hours, to make sure that you aren’t a danger to yourself or others. So you’re stuck here, looking at the damn frog clock.This isn’t a full asylum/hospital, those they keep far from the public eye. Rather it’s a ‘medical observational/self-admittance facility,’ or some combination of those types of buzz words. You’d describe it as an emotionless, sterile, too-bright-light, kind of hell. You’re in the large day room and can see the others. Sato is pouring over a map of Japan. He’s got little pokemon figurines all over it and he’s moving them around.Akira is playing ping-pong against a wall. Justing by the force of his swings it looks like he’s planning on tunneling out by breaking a hole in the wall with the ball.Starr is on a couch, watching the TV in the corner with a look a disgusted malaise on her face.This is not how you imagined you’d be taking your vacation.> Go visit Starr.> Go see Sato.> See if Akira’s up for a game.> Ask the orderly if you can make a phone call.> Other
>>35591041Apologies, forgot the name field.
>>35591031>>35591041Do they have any proof it was us and like, not a ghost? Don't tell me the legal courts here don't believe in ghosts. . .>>35591041> Go visit StarrLet's see what's on the news
>>35591041> Go see Sato.I want to know what he is planning
>>35591041See if Akira’s up for a game.If Akira is thinking of an escape plan or something, we need to know.
>>35591041> Go see Sato.
>>35591041>However, you can be held for an observational period of 48 hoursUmm. How long until Zero Hour? I wanna know before I vote.
>>35591750Does it really matter? I'm pretty sure we're gonna have time to talk to everyone before we get out of here.
>>35591041> Go visit Starr.She's clearly watching something on the news right now, the others aren't doing anything that we can't talk to them about later.
>>35591829It might not matter -now-.
>>35591872Yeah, so that info is irrelevant to the vote at hand. We can get a timetable later, just pick somebody already.
>>35591041>See if Akira's up for a game>Other"So... I got a lead on your brother. Problem; it was from the Grundle. He'd offered a hostage exchange for his freedom, I told him hell no."
>>35591505Switching my vote to this >>35591868After realizng we'll likely be released in 48 hours anyway
>>35591951Let's not tell him that shall we?We can interrogate Grundle after the war. Telling him this right now is a REALLY bad idea, and one of our teammates is bound to blab it anyway.
>>35591041>>35591903I'd pick Sato, then. It looks like a call back to the movie. No need to be testy.
>>35592051> It looks like a call back to the movie. Hey, it is!Backing this
>>35591974Gotta tell him at some point. But okay, let's wait.
>>35592051Eh, sorry for snapping a bit. I just want to head off anything like what happened last time.
>>35592095We'll tell him once Tamamo has been confirmed defeated and the 100 blood moons are over and Oiwa is no longer a threat.
>>35592129Simpatico. You won't get any grief from me. I just came to play.
>>35592289You wander over to Sato's table and sits down. He frowns and looks up at you."Do you think we're better represented by a squirtle or an abra?" He asks, holding up the two little figurines. "They don't exactly have a big section here, and no ghost pokemon either.""I take it you're trying to figure out our plan?" You ask."Kind of...mostly trying to see if there's any way I can make it so we get to be the ones piloting the gundam.""I'm sorry?"Sato sighs. "I think we may need to let someone else use the Gundam to fight the giant skeleton titan." He scratches his head. "Not like that isn't our only concern."> You only have so much time before the next event happens, so you can't ask all the questions you'd like to all at once.> Use squirrel> Use Abra> Ask about Mimiko> Ask about the Fire Kimono> Ask about the Yokai Strike Teams> Ask about the Giant Skeleton> Ask about Oiwa> Go talk to someone else
>>35592722>Use AbraBased psychic types!>Ask about OiwaHow is her personal involvement supposed to play out?
The thought occured to me that in the enemies plan if we leave the base, we are instantly promoted to a level 5 priority and they will launch a major assault on it.However, what if we dressed some Pagan fighters in our uniform and had them drive out in the Yomi-1, the enemy would presume we were leaving and make their attack. Where we will be in the base ready for them.And those in the Yomi-1 can drive back protocon-canon and Super Trap blazing.Would this be a good idea?
>>35592722>Use SquirtleCanons, baby>Ask about Mimiko
>>35592846That's actually a really clever plan, might take so training to get them used to Yomi's gear though.
>>35592722Squirtle> Ask about the Yokai Strike Teams
>>35592722>Use SquirtleWho needs subtlety when you have overwhelming firepower? >Ask about the Yokai Strike TeamsRemind me about their composition and targets?
>>35592722>Use Squirtle.>Ask about the Yokai Strike TeamsAmigos, Amigos, Amigos!
>>35591031>Mae was asked by both law enforcement, and P-COC brass to describe what it was that she believes was stolen. She was unable, or unwilling, to say. This has complicated things.Good thing we didn't take any of that gold, eh mates?
>>35593185Righto, even if we didn't know I'm always leery about taking gold, especially PKE slathered gold. Gold is just far too easy to curse.
>>35593185We did good on that one guys, we did real good
>>35592957"Use the squirtle." You say. "So...any ideas about those strike teams?""Yeah. Those are a bitch aren't they?" He drums his fingers. "I mean, we can suit up our PAGAN friends, and make it look like we're everywhere...and a face full of posi-slime is enough to give any yokai a second thought. But...eh. It's still a bunch of people who don't know what they're doing, using tech they barely understand, fighting a foe they know almost nothing about."You give him a look."Okay. Point taken." He says. "But still...we're woefully undermanned." He points on the map. "I don't want teams smaller than four, so we're the pikachus, and the strike teams are, as best I can tell, represented by all the other involved pokemon."It's clear that the PAGANs are outnumbered. 2 strike teams for every 1 PAGAN unit."You're leaving a squad at base, right?" You ask."Yeah." He points to one pikachu. "Also Yurei and the Vagabonds said that they'd try to help as best they can. I don't know what that means."He sighs. "But still, we don't have enough people to cover all of Tokyo.""What if we put the teams into pairs?" You ask."Maybe...but a team of four PAGANs should be able to drive off a yokai team...no idea if two can handle it.""Are there any other people we can use to bolster our numbers?" You ask."There's Rini and her warren." He shrugs. "But the whole point of them paying us is to make it so they could avoid a fight. You'd have to be very convincing." Sato says."Anyone else?" You ask."Well..." Sato bites his lip. "I think...if we could break people free of the P-COC registry, we'd be golden.""How do we do that?" You ask."No idea." Sato says.> Let's split up the PAGANs.> Let's plan on talking to Rini and the rabbits.> We've got to crack the Registry.> Other
>>35593413> We've got to crack the Registry.
>>35593413>OtherCould we use Rei and have her summon the restless dead from the Pacific theater to defend Japan against a sworn enemy of His Imperial Majesty, the Divine Emperor?
>>35593413>We've got to crack the Registry.It certainly couldn't hurt. Also let's try >>35593513too.
>>35593413>> Let's plan on talking to Rini and the rabbits.Time for Biba Jibun. She might have friends.>> We've got to crack the Registry.That, too.
>>35593413>OtherTalk about >>35592846 as a viable tactic. Might not change the entire battle, but if we can secure the base that way and take out a lot of their forces.
Some other ways I can imagine bolstering our forces is to add some armored vehicle complements. A team of two riding an ecto-shielded car with a turret would give them a bit more protection.Also we could consider the use of Penal-divisions. Select some ghosts from inside the containment unit and magically bind them with a promise for their freedom if they fight for us and cause no more harm.Not exactly the best ideas, but I'll just throw them out.
>>35593413crack the registry and SUMMON THE RESTLESS DEAD
>>35593699>>35593566>>35593501Going back to the registry carries the risk of us getting into more of the same deep shit we are in now.
>>35593513But doesn't Tamomo as of right now literally hold the word and will of the Emperor in her hands?As in, her having the official blessing of the emperor and power over the land through paperwork a major plot point?
>>35593687That's probably gonna be more trouble than it's worth I think.
>>35593814It's worth a shot. Central has freed ghosts to help them fight other ghosts in the past.
>>35593798It's binding the gods and many of the local experts. I'm not 100% sure what effect it would have on that suggestion.That damn registry is the biggest problem here. The PAGAN people could do it IF they had skilled backup but she's taken all the real players off the table.At the very least: We need to find anyone she hasn't put on the registry yet.
>>35593934Is there even anyone else? I was under the impression that Mae was pretty damn thorough aside from the embarrassments like PAGAN and the Ghostbusters.
>>35593983Who knows. Pity we didn't get a list of all those registered so we could cross check it with other paranormal experts and exorcists and psychics.Pagan does have a substantial number of them, at least, hopefully.
>>35593892Hmmm, maybe just a few then. We certainly don't want full legions since I don't think we can either control or trust that many.
>>35594019A full legion would work if we could secure the aid of an Organizer class spirit.For example, Central managed to capture an entire fort of armed American soldiers from various periods of history as well as accepting the willing surrender Major-General Anthony Wayne. If having saichiko go back to the Containment unit weren't so damn dangerous and we had a convincing reason for him to help us, I'd wish we could summon him and their soldires
>>35593983I have no clue. Still, there might be a few that have slipped through the cracks...maybe.Just tossing stuff at the wall.
>>35594088Can't hurt to try I suppose.
I still really do not like the idea of going back to the registry since we're already on thin ice here in the asylum. They know we have broke into it before and will likely be prepared or even expecting us to break into it again.
>>35593413>> Let's plan on talking to Rini and the rabbits.If they're so afraid, we'll see about arming them.
"Well...we're on thin ice already, but the Registry is a big problem." You say. "We break that, and Mae's got a lot more to deal with than us.""If we can." Sato sighs. "I mean, right now my plan regarding that is 'Find the damn contracts and burn them.' I don't know if that will work, or count, but..." He shrugs. "And we can't even get near that building." You say."Yeah. Assuming they're there. Although, you said Mae's very arrogant. I think she'd be the type to keep her trump cards close to her chest." Sato says. "And that place is going to be swarming with yokai on the night of the Conjunction. You'd need to be a..." He gets a thoughtful look."What?""Did we have any big plans for Kali and Gramps?" He asks."Protect the zone, help out the PAGANs..." You pause. "You want to send them to attack P-COC central DURING the Conjunction?"He shrugs. "It's just an idea."> I like it...provided we can get them to agree.> Nah. They're too useful as a mobile force.> Other
Crap, if we're the ones going for the Registry, then we can't defend the base can we?
>>35594420>I like it...provided we can get them to agree.Well isn't this interesting...
>>35594420>I like it
>>35594420> Nah. They're too useful as a mobile force.We didn't get Pagan any support, so they'll need more of it.
>>35594420>I like this plan, I'm excited to be a part of it!
>>35594552But this way PAGAN gets even more support. Quite a lot of it in fact.
>>35594608Supposing we succeed. And if they can hold out long enough while we're away.
>>35594420> I like it...provided we can get them to agree.It's about time they got a bigger part in the story
>>35594420> I like it...provided we can get them to agree.We'll need to coordinate with some of those people BEFORE we get the contracts destroyed though. So they know that it's actually happening.
>>35594622We're not attacking the registry, just the vamps. We'll still be around to do all sorts of crazy shit and throw wrenches into various works.
>>35594657Really? that sounds like a major leak in information that would warn them of us>>35594665That makes me even more concerned of the success of freeing the registry.We did give Yasuo our word they wouldn't stir up anymore trouble so they wouldn't be extradited to China.
>>35594692>Really? that sounds like a major leak in information that would warn them of usYeah, you have a point. My concern is that if we DON'T tell any of the experts what's going on...they won't be able to help even if released from the contract.
>>35591031Holy shit how am I just finding out about this quest? Fuck /tg/ you're so great.
>>35594721But at least they won't be shooting us anymore.And maybe seeing all the Pagan around fighting other ghosts would give them the incentive.
>>35594721Not necessarily, we just have to go out of our way to raise hell and spread the word while said contracts are being destroyed and take it from there.
>>35594420>I like it...provided we can get them to agree.>>35594692It's up to them if they're willing to take the risk. It wouldn't hurt to ask.>>35594727Almost a year now. Go ahead and catch up in the archives. It's well worth it.
"I'm a little worried that Kali and Gramps are getting a taste for yokai blood." You say with a smile."Better than human blood." Sato says. "Why don't vampires feed on monsters anyway?"You shrug. "Rarity, taste, the fact that monsters fight back."There's a tap on your back. It's one of the orderlies. "Your sister is here to see you." He says."Kaede?" You ask.He nods."Go." Sato says. "I'll continue to plan." He gestures to the field of Pokemon. "The evil army of demons is NO match for our horde of pikachus! As the ancients say: A battle won with toys is a battle that can be won with men! Or something like that."You give the orderly a smile, and hope against hope that this man isn't one of the people who will be singing your release papers.You're lead out of the day room and into the visitor's center/cafeteria.Chad looks well, and happy. She gives you a hug, and then admonishes you in French.You get a table, and she sighs."So...I suppose this was inevitable, huh D?""Kindly get stuffed, K." You say. "How are things."She shrugs. "Kudzu is having me take child care classes. She wants me to take care of the lousy parts of having a baby.""Do you want to?" You ask.She nods. "Money, travel, Kuzu's tutoring in languages...I can handle diapers and bottles at 2am.""What about school?" You ask.She shrugs. "I dunno. Next year I have to take the Central Test...but now..." She shrugs. "I'll have to think about it. And it's MY choice brother.""Okay, okay." You say(cont)
>>35594773There is that. That cold work.
>>35594825"How's Sachiko and the others?" You ask.She bites her lip. "That bossy girl who runs PAGAN went into overdrive when you guys got hauled off. She's been barking orders and talking to Sana, Sachiko, Reika and Rini. Reika also called in some favors and is handing them out." She nods. "Maybe it's not...such a bad thing you guys are here.""What?" You ask."Well...let's just say that maybe it's not a bad thing that you have a rock solid alibi right now." She says with a grin. "I mean, it'll avoid issues that might come with vandalization of a public statue, and other things."You palm your face and groan. "Do I want to know?""For legal reasons, you probably don't." Kaede says. "Do I NEED to know?" You ask."YOU need to put some trust in other people." Your sister says. "Just know that things haven't gone on hold just because you're in the funny farm...although Sachiko will NEVER let you forget this.""Lovely." You sigh."Anyway..." Kaede sighs. "I'm here to give you this." She hands you the Chyme. You see Yurei smiling and waving at you from the screen and then she makes a 'ssh' motion and the screen winks out. "Thanks...why did you bring her?" You ask.She blinks. "Didn't...you ask for her? I got an email from your business' account. It said that I was to bring her over."You frown. Did one of the others ask for that?"Anyway," Kaede says. "I have something else to ask you.""Go ahead." You say.
>>35595176"Well, Kuzu got married, and she offered to have me travel with her on her honeymoon as her PA." She bites her lip. "We'd leave tomorrow and be gone for the rest of the month.""So you'd miss the conjunction here." You say.She nods. "Although...I know Kuzu talked about how she was unhappy that she would miss having a chance to beat Tamamo-No-Mae again." She drums her fingers. "I...I don't know if I can pull it off. But maybe I could try and convince her to stay?"> Kuzu fighting Mae would be a gigantic help. Do whatever you can do sis, we need her here.> Kaede...you are getting on that plane tomorrow and stay with Kuzu. I don't want you here in Tokyo, and you have a chance to be away from it, and with one of the safest people possible. Do it.> Other
>>35595207If there's one thing he cares about ore than doing what's "right", it's his sister - get her out of the danger zone and to safety
>>35595207>> Kaede...you are getting on that plane tomorrow and stay with Kuzu. I don't want you here in Tokyo, and you have a chance to be away from it, and with one of the safest people possible. Do it.If there's one thing Daisuke cares about more than the greater good, its his loved ones.
>>35595207>> Kaede...you are getting on that plane tomorrow and stay with Kuzu. I don't want you here in Tokyo, and you have a chance to be away from it, and with one of the safest people possible. Do it.After all that has been said or done, I want the sister to be protected and safe.
>>35595207>Kaede...you are getting on that plane tomorrow and stay with Kuzu. I don't want you here in Tokyo, and you have a chance to be away from it, and with one of the safest people possible. Do it.Get out while you can.
>>35595207>Other"Sounds like you've already got your mind set on what you want to do. Trust your judgement and do what you think is right. If there's anyone I can put some trust in, I know I can start with you."
>>35595207Kaede, you are getting on that plane if I have to bodily throw you aboard.
>>35595207>Kuzu fighting Mae would be a gigantic help. Do whatever you can do sis, we need her here.Kuzu doesn't even need to actually fight. She just has to make it known where she is, and be seen publicly. Mae will assume that Kuzu is here to mess with her plans and fight her, because Mae is the center of the universe so someone as powerful as Kuzu MUST be here to fight Mae.While Mae's attention is on Kuzu and what moves she makes, we'll be able to outflank her forces when they move out of position.
Kaede...you are getting on that plane tomorrow and stay with Kuzu. I don't want you here in Tokyo. There's going to be a disaster, and you have a chance to be away from it, and with one of the safest people possible. Do it." You say.Kaede nods. "Okay." She fiddles with her fingers. "Speaking about keeping people safe." She says. "I was thinking of asking Kuzu to take the curse off of Mom and Dad.""What?" You ask. "Why?""Well, firstly, they're going to be in Nagano on the 'big night' so...hopefully they'll be okay." She says.You feel an odd sense of relief at that, more than you'd thought you'd feel."And also...I learned more about...how they ended up like they ended up." Kaede says. "I mean, you remember how they were, right?"You shrug. You remember them being good parents. Mother cared for the house, Dad worked hard, they did their absolute best to keep the Grandmonsters away. They were happy, or at least seemed like it. The empty, hollow, people you had Kuzu curse were the same people...but...well...now with the look on your sister's face. You aren't so sure.> Tell me the story, K. > I'm...I'm washing my hands of them, K. If you want to take off the curse, then that's fine, but I'm not dealing with them anymore.> K, they're miserable, empty, people. They deserved to be cursed, and remember, if they want to stop being cursed then it's THEIR job to do so. Not just because you have pity. You ease up on them, and they'll just take advantage of you, again.> Other
>>35595442Under normal circumstances, I would agree.However, if there is anything that Daisuke would give up the fight to defend the world, would willingly damn it to protect, it's his loved ones.Kaede is not only a liability to herself here, but also to us if they capture her as a hostage.
>>35595495> Tell me the story, K. Then we'll decide
>>35595495>Mother cared for the house, Dad worked hard, they did their absolute best to keep the Grandmonsters awayThat seems remarkably different from how we saw them before.> Tell me the story, K.
>>35595495>Tell me the story, K.First let's hear it, then we can make a decision.
>>35595495>Tell me the story, K.Yes. Let's learn about the characters in depth late in the series. That always ends well.
>>35595495>Tell me the storySomething happened. Something bad. My money's on the Twin Bitch Brigade the grandmothers
You motion for Kaede to begin."Dad and Mom broke because good things happened to people who deserved them." You sister says."What?" You ask."Through no fault of their own." Kaede continues."Alright. Start from the top." You say."Dad works at a medical supply company." She says."Yeah. I know. They produce plastic goods and tubes and needles. All the little stuff. Tongue depressors." You say. "It's why I was slated to be a doctor, so to give the family a tighter connection to the firm.""And because you're a decent medical student and like helping people." Kaede says.You nod to concede the point. "That too, but Dad is works in Accounts and Receiving. He pushes paper, and never so much as steps foot inside a hospital.""I'm getting to that point." Kaede says. "And Mom was a proper societal wife for the firm. She went to social meetings, kept house, and entertained when it was our house's turn.""I am AWARE of our parent's job positions. They're good little cogs in the firm. But you have to admit, they weren't THAT important cogs." You say. "Not like there weren't four other husband/wife combos that did the same thing.""Right." Your sister says. "Now shut up, because now I have to talk about some people who have nothing to do with our parents.""What?""The CEO of the firm adopted a 22-year old heir into his family." Kaede says. "You didn't know about this because this was when you were trying for the Central Test and were in Examination Hell and never left your room because you were studying."You nod. You do NOT remember those days fondly.(cont)
>>35595495>Tell me the story, K.If there's the supernatural involved, it's our duty to butt in and come down on the perpetrator with both feet.
>>35595909"Now, the CEO of the firm was at a restaurant one day, and he suffers a heart attack. He was lying on the ground, a crowd of people watching, horrified and frozen. Bystander effect. A kid from a third-rate university, who was working a job as a waiter, pushed through the line and starts performing CPR. For like nine minutes, or four minutes, or something like that. Either way, the guy saves the guy's life and probably his mental faculties as well."You hold up a hand. "Are there any supernatural elements in this story?"She shakes her head. "Just human pettiness and the horrific side of Japanese Corporate Culture." She sighs. "Anyway, CPR guy's story reads like a novel, orphan, bullied, worked hard, never had the money to help him keep up, and so on.""But one day he does the heroic thing, and suddenly the universe rewards him with a new family, wealth, and a position as heir to the Firm." You say. "I've seen this story on Sachiko's soaps.""Yup." Kaede says. "But sadly, life doesn't have a curtain." She taps her fingers. "Turns out, when you suddenly place a new heir in the kingdom, people freak out. It didn't hurt that the kid was great for business and was a good pick to run the company.""Wait...there's no way that Dad would have been the next in line." You say."No, but his superior was...or at least was planning to go up." She sighs. "Some people accept the loss of ambition and move on, other people give into spite." She gives you a needling glare."Father's superior decided that, as retribution, he would make the Firm pay...so he intentionally set up his division to fail." Kaede says."How do you know all this?" You ask."Kuzu showed me...she's got a lot of neat tricks and she likes showing off." She says.(Cont)
>>35596243 "Anyway, this asshole...well...you know people don't get 'fired' in Japan. They just get shown that they're not wanted. They get hammered with unreasonable deadlines, longer hours, told to redo assignments, and never get praised." Your sister says. "He did that to everyone below him. He wanted the Firm to suffer, and he knew that it would be 'rude' for someone of his level to just be fired.""Didn't people quit?" You ask."A few felt they could take the shame." She sighs. "Not Dad...but...well...it sapped him. And word went around that Dad was now part of the Pariah Branch, because there had to be a REASON why all those people were being 'convinced' to leave. So...Mom became a pariah too. People stopped associating with her, and there was gossip.""And that broke them." You say."Yup." Kaede says with a sigh. "Then YOUR whole thing happened...and they turned to the only people they saw as strong and connected enough to get them through this dark time.""Grandmother and Granny.""Yep." Kaede shrugs. "And now they're cursed."> Alright, I agree. Take the curse off. They're just drifting in misfortune and misery. Who are we to be heaping on more? We should be the better people and give them some mercy.> I...I don't have any opinion on this, K. Do as you will.> Okay, yeah. I admit it. That sucks for them. They still cheated on each other. They still chose to go back to those people they KNEW were awful. Life got hard, and they broke. That's on them. I think the curse is exactly what they need. If they want to have better lives then they should MAKE them better. > Other
>>35596483> Alright, I agree. Take the curse off. They're just drifting in misfortune and misery. Who are we to be heaping on more? We should be the better people and give them some mercy.It was mostly the Grandmonsters that were keeping them down. Not even sure if we were right to do this, but we have to deal with things as they are now.
>>35596534Don't shift the blame off them entirely, just because their situation was shitty is not an excuse for the original crimes we cursed them for anymore than a murderer is excused for murder "because I grew up in a bad home"
>>35596483>Okay, yeah. I admit it. That sucks for them. They still cheated on each other. They still chose to go back to those people they KNEW were awful. Life got hard, and they broke. That's on them. I think the curse is exactly what they need. If they want to have better lives then they should MAKE them better.If you're going through hell, keep going. All they have to do is not wallow in their misery, and apparently they can't even do that?
>>35596483> Alright, I agree. Take the curse off. They're just drifting in misfortune and misery. Who are we to be heaping on more? We should be the better people and give them some mercy.
>>35596483> Okay, yeah. I admit it. That sucks for them. They still cheated on each other. They still chose to go back to those people they KNEW were awful. Life got hard, and they broke. That's on them. I think the curse is exactly what they need. If they want to have better lives then they should MAKE them better.
>>35596483>OtherBreaking the curse or keeping it there isn't going to change anything. Dad's going to stay at a company where the section chief is going to continue to try to grind him down. Mom's not going to change her social circle just because the curse got broken.No. The only real solution is to remove the problem at the root.Expose the Section Chief for what he's been doing. Shame him into committing suicide, and vindicating the members of the Pariah Branch. That is the only solution that will actually bring about real, lasting change.
>>35596483>> Okay, yeah. I admit it. That sucks for them. They still cheated on each other. They still chose to go back to those people they KNEW were awful. Life got hard, and they broke. That's on them. I think the curse is exactly what they need. If they want to have better lives then they should MAKE them better.They'll never get any better without an external motivator, which we have now provided.
>>35596621We don't have time for that though, Kaede and Kuzu will be moving out tommorow, and we'll be too busy
>>35596483>OtherAnd we can't expose this asshole because...
>>35596621I like the sentiment, but we would need some sort of evidence beyond 'oooo psychic powers' before anything would come of it.
>>35596483> Alright, I agree. Take the curse off. They're just drifting in misfortune and misery. Who are we to be heaping on more? We should be the better people and give them some mercy.Bad Karma is bad.
>>35596483>Okay, yeah. I admit it. That sucks for them. They still cheated on each other. They still chose to go back to those people they KNEW were awful. Life got hard, and they broke. That's on them. I think the curse is exactly what they need. If they want to have better lives then they should MAKE them better.Expert mode selected.
>>35596642>They'll never get any better without an external motivatorThat motivator won't do jack shit if the original external reason for them being so miserable remains there to keep grinding them into the dirt.>>35596651Kuzu has connections that she can use to have this information distributed, have internal investigations and internal audits of the Branch done.This is eminently possible, even if she isn't there personally. That's why she has connections and money to move things.
>>35596577It's just what I think, it doesn't mean it's right.
>>35596708Lets ask for Kuzu to distribute the info to expose what Dad's boss has done, with possible removal of the curse if it will help things.
>>35596483> I...I don't have any opinion on this, K. Do as you will."They should have been stronger. But still, I'll leave it to you. You still have connections to them. I've cut mine."
>>35596483> Okay, yeah. I admit it. That sucks for them. They still cheated on each other. They still chose to go back to those people they KNEW were awful. Life got hard, and they broke. That's on them. I think the curse is exactly what they need. If they want to have better lives then they should MAKE them better. and >>35596621 this guy's idea too, have Kuzu distribute this information.We won't let them off the hook, but we can make things a bit easier on them so they can fix themselves
>>35596687>but we would need some sort of evidence beyond 'oooo psychic powers' before anything would come of it.We don't need evidence. We only need Kuzu to use her money and influence to have an internal audit of the Pariah Branch done in order to expose the problems there.All the Internal Auditors need in order to mobilize and begin their work, is the fact that this Branch is underperforming and its shed employees without a good reason.>>35596761Daisuke would not let such obvious corruption go. He would do what is needed to be done in order for Justice to be meted out, no matter the cost.
>>35596793But won't that just bring more shame onto the branch and thereby bring more shame unto our parents?
>>35596807Not really, all the ire would be focused on the asshole bringing the branch down. If anything, dad would probably be commended for doing his job and suffering in silence.
You frown. "Can't we just take out the other guy? The one who wrecked our folk's lives? Have Kuzu help?"Kaede smiles at you. "It's not that simple.""Why?" You ask. "No more jerk, our folks can get their lives back together. Voila.""The guy is already gone." Kaede says. "His own family married into another company and he resigned on his own, and moved into a better paying position.""Okay. Good." You say. "So, everything's back to normal?"Your sister shakes her head. "It's not that simple. The Firm can't admit that's what happened. It would be...embarrassing." She sighs. "So...they plan to just let things go as they are. The Pariah Branch will be slowly whittled away, and then business can continue.""So why can't Dad just quit? If there's no way out, why can't he get away from that hell?""Because he isn't brave." Kaede says."He was brave enough to marry Mom." You say."He had love and hormones working with him...this...he has to be willing to jump off the path into the wild." She shrugs. "He can't do that. Neither can Mom. People need something, some line that they tell themselves they can't cross. They can be hypocrites in every other parts of their lives, but if they hold on to this ONE stupid thing, then they believe that they can..." Kaede sighs and puts her head in her hands. "I don't want to cut ties to them, brother. I know you're strong, and independent, and a bit of an asshole and a failure when it comes to traditional Japanese mindset...but...I...I don't want to write my parents off."She sighs. "I guess I already know your response, huh?"You nod.She nods and then hugs you. "Don't hate them. That's all I ask.""Have fun on your vacation." You say, hugging her back.After that meeting, you're taken to a 'group therapy' session with the others.(cont)
>>35597276"And THAT'S when the ancient evil, Oiwa, will emerge from the Tokyo Tower!" Sato says."BENEATH the Tower." Star corrects."Right, right. Sorry." Sato says. "Anyway, at THAT time, we'll need to go there and present her with the piece of paper...papyrus...and that will make things better." Sato says.Akira just glares at the doctor.The doctor turns to you. "And...do you have anything else to say about this 'Evil army of Monsters?' "> It's all true. I swear you've GOT to believe us!> Say nothing.> "Personally? I think these guys are nuts."> Other.
>>35597414"We ARE Ghostbusters. It's not like that is the oddest thing that our organization is recorded having been involved in."
>>35597414>>35597439come on, people have got to know about all the shit that happened for central by now!
>>35597414Really? Fucking Really?Goddamit you guys.>>35597414>>35597439> Other."And honestly, the guys who put us in here in the first place believe the same thing. Do you know what the PCOC stands for?"
>>35597414>Other.We're Ghostbusters, it's all part of the job. You can look up that incident with the giant marshmallow man if you don't believe us.
>>35597466People know about the holocaust and the moon landings too but there are still a lot of people who deny it surprisingly.
>>35597414>I'm sorry, but we're the Ghostbusters. This is like... a bad Monday for us. >Besides, you know the guys who threw a fit and got us tossed in here are just as bad, right?
>>35597414>> Other.Just be glad it's not a skyscraped built my a genius madman to act like a Supernatural focusing rod to pull a God into this world.
>>35597414>Other."Do you know what the PCOC does? Do you understand its mandate, with the full backing and force of the Diet of Japan and of the Emperor Himself?"
>>35597414>Other"They're not evil, but their leader sure as hell is."
>>35597414>"And...do you have anything else to say about this 'Evil army of Monsters?' ""Well, maybe they're just a -little- misguided." Heap on the sardonics!
(I guess the temptation to re-do the asylum interview scene from GB2 wasn't big enough.)"Do...do you know about P-COC? Or about any of the news reports?" You ask. "Because this? This is like...a bad Monday for us. Go ahead and just LOOK at ANY of our organization's history, or other branches. I mean we were on the news getting attacked by haunted vending machines!""I got smacked in the face by one!" Sato says."I see...and you feel very strongly about these haunted vending machines?" The doc says."They were possessed by a Class 2 black slime entity." Sato says. "Yes...I was.""You say very interesting things." The doctor says.All four of you groan and bang your heads on the table.(cont in 3 hours)
>>35597731Sorry, I just realized it but it flew completely over our heads.Pity.
>>35597773Goddamit, I just realized it too.Man, bummer.
>>35597773>>35597815...fuck, it's been too long. I can't actually REMEMBER that scene.
>>35597851Oh man, I'd forgotten that scene so the reference completely flew over my head.
>>35597731>(I guess the temptation to re-do the asylum interview scene from GB2 wasn't big enough.)I only rewatch the first one.>(cont in 3 hours)
>>35597773>>35597815>>35597834>>35597851>>35597906>>35597916On the bright side, we know how the Ghostbusters are feeling right now.
So, guys. We go Yurei and her Chyme.Should we have her mess with the doc? Like, REALLY mess with him. Give her permission to do things like slime him, take his shoes and pour coffee down into them in front of him, basically make it impossible to pass her actions off as being delusions or tricks. Especially when we take his wallet and bank card, and empty his bank account.
>>35597995Maybe not the latter, but that's an option.
Rolled 1 (1d4)Ghost Bump
Rolled 1 (1d4)Another ghostly bump
The rest of the day passes with banality and a phrase that you're starting to loathe with every fiber of your being.The next day comes, and you're all still stuck in the nuthouse. The next day, you're back in the day room.It looks like everyone is doing the same exact thing that they were doing before.> Discuss the Pokemon Warmap with Sato> Watch TV with Starr> Play ping-pong with Akira> See if you can get use of the phone.> Other
>>35601537>Watch TV with Starr
>>35601537> Ping Pong with Akira
>>35601537> Watch TV with StarrSee the news
>>35601537>Watch TV with StarrNo doubt some 80s sitcom
>>35601537> Watch TV with Starr> <s>Let Yurei play ping-pong with Akira</s>> <s>Make the doctor watch</s>> <s>Can 4chan do strikethrough? Pretend it did for everything but the first line.</s>
If we were to make a phone call, who would we call? Certainly there are a lot of people we could, maybe someone we should
>>35601744Oh, and maybe something about "one missed call" if we don't make one. I dunno
>>35601537>Discuss the Pokemon Warmap with SatoHe can have the Zeta Gundam and Gigantor as his wingman, so long as we get the RX-78.
You sit down on the sofa, next to Star. She sighs as the tv continues. The news is talking about a strange vandalism case. "Apparently there were some people who splattered goo all over the gundam statue." She says with a sigh. "There wasn't anyone caught, and the goo has been determined as non-toxic. They're calling it a childish prank." She sighs. "I can't stand this. We only get three channels and the news has nothing important, the other is Doraemon, and the last is the fucking 'Goonies.' Ugh." She scowls. "I HATE that movie SO goddamn much.""Why?" You ask.She shrugs. "It's...they showed it every night at the...at the farm where I worked." She snarls. "Apparently some of the other kids there just adored it and wanted to see it over and over again. Every fucking night, that movie." She closes her eyes. "I don't even know that much about the movie. I've never sat down and watched it...but..." She sticks out her tongue."Do you want to be a Ghostbuster for the rest of your life?" She asks you.> Sure.> Well...I'm not sure.> After we save the world, I think I'll be heading back to the job market.> Other
>>35601537>OtherHave Yurei come out and start spying on the doctors and nurses.She can play very obvious pranks too, like being completely visible while she pours tea over people's keyboards and into their shoes. Also baiting the nurses to chase her and then phasing through a door or wall.
>>35601876>Other"It's saving the world. Doing what needs to be done, whatever the cost. Including myself. Kind of a no brainer for me. And just to be morbid, maybe I'll meet the people I've killed, and get to bust them."
>>35601876> Sure.Daisuke will naturally get a higher education, become a real doctor, but honestly, this is his calling in life (and maybe afterlife)
>>35601876>Hating the Goonies.Eh. She wouldn't be "Good Enough" for me anyway. [Electric Piano intensifies.]> OtherWell I don't plan on dying as one. Know what I mean, Vern?
>>35601876"I think I would like to become a doctor, but I don't see turning a blind eye on the supernatural."
>>35602007We don't plan on dying in general>>35602022Kinda like Egon
>>35602061Pretty much, though I'm not sure about being a scientist, maybe more a surgeon, one who deals with supernatural stuff?Natural yokai healing can't cover everything, after all.
>>35601876> OtherYou do what you gotta do. I mean it's a pretty decent job, you get to meet different people. There's very little politics. It's quite fun.
>>35602106Ecto-biologist perhaps, as well as an actual medical degree.
>>35602022"I think I would like to still become a doctor, but I don't see turning a blind eye on the supernatural." You say. Star shrugs. "At least you have a plan. I...I dunno what I'm going to do. I know Akira plans to stay a Ghostbuster forever, and Sato just loves being a hero no matter what, but..." Star sighs and shakes her head. "I dunno. I'm hungry and rambling.""Starr, you know that we'll always be here to help...I mean. With job stuff. Corporate culture and stuff, right?"Star chuckles. "Sorry, Daisuke...but you're not exactly the world's most comforting human being. Leave that to Sato. You're a good leader, he's a better hum...what the?"A small group of orderlies is entering the room.The head doctor is with them.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>35602344C'mon dice!
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>35602344What >>35602353 said
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>35602344
>>35602353Unfocused eyes...stiffness in movements...and large amounts of drool. Tell-tale signs of possessions. This is bad.You've only got a few seconds before something bad happens.> Grab a chair> Grab a lamp> Grab the Chyme> Other
>>35602542>> Grab the Chyme>OtherTell star, and yell to the rest.We need Yurei for this, she could counter posses them.
>>35602542> Grab the Chyme
>>35602542It's de ja vu all over again!>Grab the ChymeThey could be coming for Yurei in the first place.Wouldn't hurt to try for a chair, too. Seemed to work at Sana's audition. Prioritize the Chyme.
>>35602542> Grab the Chyme> Grab a chair
>>35602660You grab Yurei's Chyme and motion for the others."Stand by for trouble!" You say. "I don't understand...." The Doctor mumbles as he enters the room. "I don't understand...""Hello Ghostbusters." A familiar voice says, and you see a woman with a prosthetic hook for a hand standing behind the others. "So...no powers, no skills, and none of your fancy toys." The kitsune grins. "All that's here is four mortals. I have all of MY abilities, and some lovely people here to help me." She tsks. "It's a shame that you all decided to get violent during your stay here. Now your asses are going to be going away for a LONG ass time...AFTER your hospital stay.""Really?" Sato says. "THIS is your plan?""I know. I was voting for just killing you, but Mae says that 'People will make problems if bodies start showing up. However, the idea that the Ghostbusters got into a fight and got jailed is MUCH more...blah blah blah." She sticks out her tongue. "Anyway, if you fight, you're hurting these dupes. Play nice, and you'll get to spend the Conjunction in a NICE cell."You see a message on the Chyme's screen.- - STALL. TRYING TRICK SYREN TAUGHT ME. - -You see that Akira is looking ready to fight his way out of here.> Get the kitsune to monologue some more.> Get into an 'argument' with Akira> Start to babble> Other
>>35603130>Get the kitsune to monologue some more.Talk. Talk some more. Talk about your plan. Talk about Mae's plan I'd love to hear more of it
>>35603130> Get into an 'argument' with Akira
>>35603130> Get the kitsune to monologue some more.Keep that sucker talking and distracted.
>>35603130> Get the kitsune to monologue some more.This. She's vain and likely to want to talk.
>>35603130>Get the kitsune to monologue some more.Hello, Stumpy. Long time no see! We've much catching up to do.
"You know," You say. "I've got to say, points to you on wanting to just kill us. It sounds like Mae is falling into all of the pitfalls. Has she even read the Evil Overlord List?""I know!" The Kitsune says. "Mae hates using the Internet. Too much 'western influence' and crap like that." She sighs. "Honestly, I'm not too jazzed about how she's planning on..." She bites her lip. "Oh, I'm NOT going to fall for that! I've READ the damn list. I'm not going to do any of that 'evil plan' nonsense." She gives you a glare and you're rather glad that she doesn't have a gun with her this time.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>35603307DICE!!!
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>35603307Nonsense, we'd never expect you do. You are clearly too smart for that.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>35603307Hope I don't negate the good one.
>>35603327Well, no 4s or 1s so not too bad at least.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>35603307pls
>>35603307Aren't just cute. It makes me want to clap my hands. ...By the way, Stumpy, what's the sound of one hand clapping, i figure you should know
tfw I'm used to reading this on suptg and all this waiting is killing me
"This isn't going to go the way you think it's going to go." Akira says."Well, the way that I think it's going to go ends up with you four in a morgue at the end of the day..." She blinks and licks her lips. "Day...""Dayyyyyyyy-o." She sings.Her eyes glaze over and she looks slightly confused."Daa-aayyy-oooo....day-light come and I wanna go hooome."All the orderlies and the doctor start to sway and snap their fingers.You look at the Chyme. Yurei's got on a black and white striped robe and is banging a bongo. She winks at you.- - SHOWTIME, BABE! - -"Stack banana till the morning come!" The Kitsune sings."Daylight come and I wanna go home..." The other people sing."How long do you have them like this?" You ask Yurei.- - I THINK I CAN DO ONE MORE SONG...MAYBE TWO. - -"Can someone explain to me what's going on?" Akira asks."Where is that music coming from?" Star asks."Daylight come...and I wanna go home." Sato sings and sways along.> Tie up the kitsune while she's singing.> Lead a conga line to put the possessed humans into a locked 'quiet room.' > Calmly leave, it's been 48 hours. You can see that the release papers are in the doctor's hands. > Other
>>35603564> Calmly leave, it's been 48 hours. You can see that the release papers are in the doctor's hands.
>>35603564> Calmly leave, it's been 48 hours. You can see that the release papers are in the doctor's hands. Goodbye. So long. We're on our way.
>>35603564>Calmly leave, it's been 48 hours. You can see that the release papers are in the doctor's hands.TAXI!
> Calmly leave, it's been 48 hours. You can see that the release papers are in the doctor's hands. Yeah fuck that kitsune
"We're leaving." You say.You pluck the clipboard holding the papers from the doctor's hands and sign them. You pass it around and the others all sign...well...you help Sato make an X as he's singing."Back home?" Star asks."I believe so." You sigh."Hang on." Akira says as he puts a trashcan on top of the kitsune's head. "Okay, help me with Sato."You all leave while they're singing 'Jump in the Line.' "Mae's probably run out of time if she's going to such obvious steps." Akira says as you ride back to the Reject Zone on the train."I don't think you've noticed...but so have we." Star says."No." You say. "Don't tell me."Star nods. "Ready or not...we've run out of time. The Conjunction's in less than a week.""FIESTA!" Sato cries out as he sambas towards the end of the line.END EPISODE 39
>>35603899That's right folks, we're going into the Endgame! Next week, the Lunar Conjunction begins, and Tokyo will see it's last few Bloody Nights.NEXT EPISODE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, 3-5PM PST
>>35603899>You all leave while they're singing 'Jump in the Line.'I knew you wouldn't let me down.>>35603912Yay. Back to Thursdays. I felt dumb after waiting so long to check the last thread for the announce time.
Aw man, fell asleep again. Oh well least we're still alive.>Conjunction in LESS than a weekOh god