There's a word for what happened yesterday, on the thirtieth of July.There's a phrase, too- 'first contact,' or something similar.But... the word- the word is more important.The word is, 'breach.' A tragedy has befallen all mankind, and nobody knows it even happened.God help us all.Don't forget about INSIGHT CHECKS! It's simple! Just: >Reply to an EsperQM™ post >Greentext something from within that post that you want to know more about>And (if you wish to make my life easier/get a more relevant bit of insight) ask a question or make a comment- not in greentext- below your greentext!VOTING PROTOCOL:>When voting, put the option you're voting for in greentext, linking back to the post you're voting towards. >If you want to do a write-in, choose the “>Something else? (WRITE-IN!)” option, and put your write-in in greentext below it. >If you wish to support a write-in, vote as you normally would, link back to the post containing the write-in, and include whatever it was that that particular anon... well, wrote!FURTHERMORE, I'd prefer that you do INSIGHT CHECKS and VOTES in separate (but equal) posts!Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/tripcode/!!qoqPha6r78V/type/op/order/asc
YOU are Akari Takamichi, the last, best hope for a universe damned to a Heat Death by the laws of Thermodynamics, and a damn fine Pyrokineticist to boot.You are a member of the organization known as Judgment, albeit still a rather new one, and your time with the law has, thus far, been... exciting.You've saved the world with logic, talking down a pair of crazies and converting them to your side, and being warned of an impending alien invasion. You set them to the task of repurposing their genocidal gas into something to help with this supposed invasion, and that was that.On the 29th, you were visited by a strange-looking white cat-thing. 'Kyuubey,' it called itself.When you realized just /who/ it was, you turned it to ash without a second thought. It spoke directly to your mind, the same way the Eye does.Creepy little freak.You've been training with your cold flame, learning how to fight in close quarters, both from Mato and from Nee-chan. You'd never tell Mato, but Nee-chan's instruction was far more helpful- more based upon leverage and finesse than brute strength, which Mato has in spades.Your ears were 'repaired' on the 28th, reinforced with some sort of something-or-other. Supposedly, you won't be suffering ruptured eardrums again anytime soon.So... there's that.Mato, Fate, and Mokarin all showed up today, to be there for your release. Well, Mato was already with you, but- well, that's to be expected, really.
And then, there's today.July 31st, [REDACTED].The strange-looking, blue-gray biped that stands before you- along with its apparent personal bodyguard of six yellow-and-orange-clad, armored... well, bodyguards, as near as you can tell- its arms spread wide, its three-fingered hands open, so as to present the palms.It has no nose- rather, there's a strange-looking... slit... in its forehead and face, between its eyes, and above its mouth, which is speaking to you.Its hooved feet are planted squarely on the pavement that composes the road in front of the hospital, whose doors you've just stepped through.Mato's right hand finds its way to your left, and, to your surprise, Mokarin's left finds its way to your right.You shoot a sidelong glance at the gynoid, and see that she's holding Fate's hand, too.Fate's already got that axe of hers in her right hand, and there's electricity crackling off of the same arm. “Greetings, Takamichi Akari, Human Pyrokineticist from Earth. I am [INCOMPREHENSIBLE], representative of the Tau Empire, and I extend to you an invitation to join my people and our allies in our quest. We serve the G̸͕͇̈́̌͒̀ͭ̋ͮr͔̝͎̫̫ͪ͒̊̚e̪͉̿͆͊̿̽̾̑a̳̯̳ͥ̒̽̈̔t̸̻̹͉̟ͩͫe̢̪̠̭r̴̳͐ͪ̐̌ ̸̺̭̝͓̓̏͂͌G̻͚̗̺͇̘ͤ̂̚õoͫ̄̉ͨ̈͛̈́͠d̮ͭ̄ͤ , and your power could revolutionize our space-travel technology.“Thus, I extend this invitation to you- and your people- join us, and unite the galaxy under the Tau'va.”
…You shudder at the phrase 'greater good'. Something seemed off about the way he said that.In fact, something seems off about /him/.Mato squeezes your hand.“The Greater Good,” she breathes. “Akari... I think you should accept.”Fate growls. “You can feel there's something shady about this, can't you, Akari-chan? They're ready for a fight. Hell-” she jerks her chin towards the wall of metal things behind the blue-gray guy and his armored buddies. “-I'm pretty sure those aren't friendly hug-machines.”… You hadn't even noticed those. The Eye sends you a feeling of unease.Mokarin tilts her head slightly. “[POTENTIAL THREATS DETECTED.]”>Ask what he really wants.>Accept!>Decline.>Get FIRED UP.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35897964>Ask what he really wants.
>>35897964>Ask what he really wants.Might as well find out what we can before we tell him where he can shove his Greater Good.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35897964>Mato squeezes your hand.>“The Greater Good,” she breathes.Is anything about Mato a little bit off at the moment? Like she's not really at the controls, so to speak?
>>35897964>>Ask what he really wants.Politeness will only take you so far, Aun'va.
>>35898034Nice idea, anon.
>>35897964>Ask what he really wants.We might have to make some discreet calls to a certain Sister friend of ours.
>>35898034>1 >Instinct/IntuitionShe seems like she's... well, off. Your gut tells you it's something to do with the blue dude.You can't quite put your finger on what it is, but you feel like you've seen this sort of thing somewhere before.>>35897978>>35898009>>35898141>>35898214>I WANT THE TRUTH, DAMMIT>>35898023Yeah... nah.Okay, writing!Sorry about the being awful at everything.
You narrow your eyes a bit and give the hands you're holding gentle squeezes.They let go, and you step forward a bit and cross your arms.“What is it that you really want?”You almost have to shout, but... not quite. You're forced to half-speak, half-yell.The alien takes a few steps forward, too. “Your people are not yet exploring the stars as we do, so it is no surprise that you are not aware of the... unexpected challenges... of long-range space-travel.” He makes a sweeping gesture to his guards and the mechs, which form tight ranks, behind him. “You see, my people- the Tau- have not developed psychic abilities, and thus cannot travel as efficiently through space as we could if we had. Rather, we have to skip across the fabric of realspace- it is highly inefficient, and requires vast amounts of energy.”“Your ability to generate large amounts of energy, then, would be invaluable to us- and the G̸͕͇̈́̌͒̀ͭ̋ͮr͔̝͎̫̫ͪ͒̊̚e̪͉̿͆͊̿̽̾̑a̳̯̳ͥ̒̽̈̔t̸̻̹͉̟ͩͫe̢̪̠̭r̴̳͐ͪ̐̌ ̸̺̭̝͓̓̏͂͌G̻͚̗̺͇̘ͤ̂̚õoͫ̄̉ͨ̈͛̈́͠d̮ͭ̄ͤ- as would your species as a whole, for its ability to produce the ones you call 'espers'. In joining us, you would be uplifted to a level of technology matching ours, and supported by our ever-expanding interstellar empire.”You find yourself rubbing your temples.He's giving you a headache.…Why is he giving you a headache?>Tell him that you're not the one he should be talking to.>Ask the others if they're getting headaches, too.>Ask him about his... 'hug-machines', as Fate called them.>Ask why psychic powers are required to travel 'efficiently' through space.>Ask how he knows who you are.>Ask Mato to call... (Who? Write-in!)>Tell him... (What? Write-in!)>Ask... (What? Write-in!)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35898702>Tell him that you're not the one he should be talking to.>Ask the others if they're getting headaches, too.>Ask how he knows who you are.>Ask Mato to call... (The Sisters of Battle)Can we do all of these?
>>35898775Mato doesn't have their numbers, because they thought she was creepy as all hell. Also, I think it's probably kind of rude to start another part of a conversation with someone important, then turn to your friends and talk.If you want to do multiple things, put them in the order you wish to do them in. It makes things a whole lot clearer and easier to understand- and write- for me.
>>35898702>>Ask the others if they're getting headaches, too.>>Ask Mato to call... (Onoe and co.)These strike me as the most important items.
>>35898702>Tell him that without a thorough read on the general laws and history of their empire, it wouldn't be reasonable to commit your power to their cause, and you don't really have time for that right now. But if they stay in touch and provide some means of gleaning information about them, maybe you can work something out in the future. To a space-faring people, a few years of waiting should be as nothing, right?
>>35898858Ok, change >>35898775to >Ask the others if they're getting headaches, too. first and then>call The Sisters of BattleI don't think we really have all that much to talk about with the Blue Man Group at this point, so I'll leave out those options.
>>35898702>Ask the others if they're getting headaches, too.
>>35898952You melted your phone ages ago, and haven't really had the chance (or need/desire) to get a new one yet.Especially since it'd need to be fireproofed, which makes most available phones completely impossible, due to their touch-screen nature.
>>35898702>Ask Mato to call... (Mami and friends)>Call the SistersSomething tells me we're gonna need backup, and lots of it.
>>35899018Then I guess we borrow Mato's phone instead. Hopefully she won't mind that.
>>35899079>remembering people's phone numbersYeah, okay, that's a thing that people do! I think.I didn't think of that.Alright, then, yeah.Akari is smart.>>35898867>>35898952>>35898974>Ask about head status>>35898867>>35898952>>35899019>CALL IN REINFORCEMENTS>>35898881USE YOUR LOGIC POWERSOkay, writing.
>>35899018Could just buy a tough AC one.Even Touma's crappy phone can survive the ocean, getting thrown over the speed of sound, and falling dozens of kilometers. Shouldn't be too hard to get a fireproof one. AC builds shit tough.
>>35899241I established that your phone was relatively normal early-on, though, without thinking about it. I don't wanna go back on my establishings, y'know?If I do that, then how can you guys trust me?Still, just bring it up the next time you end up talking to Miku. She'll be able to hook you up, being rich and a technopath an' all.
You turn around to consult the others. “Are you gals getting headaches, too?”Mokarin shakes her head. “NEGATIVE. I AM INCAPABLE OF HEADACHES.”Fate looks concernedly at Mato, who shakes her head. “I'm fine. Actually, I feel great. I mean... we're not alone, Akari- there are other species in the universe, peaceful ones, who want to join everyone together for a common goal. This is wonderful. I feel like there's hope. More hope than ever before.”Fate shakes her head- not in the 'no' way, but in the other, almost... disappointed kind of way? You're not sure how to describe that sort of head-shake, not with words, but you understand it. Isn't that odd?“Psi-stone,” she mutters, “makes me immune to mind-altering influences.” She looks you in the eyes. “If you catch my meaning.”…“Mato,” you say, “can you call Mami for me? I need to talk to her.”…You get the sinking feeling you might end up regretting not letting Mato contract with that space-cat, now. Mato hands you her phone, and Mami greets you, “Akari-chan? Is something the matter?”>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>>Bring everyone (You'll give her the Sisters' numbers)>>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone>>Bring EVERYONE- including Anti-Skill>>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone or can't be brainwashed>Tell her things /could/ be bad, and to be ready.>Warn her about aliens, tell her to be on her guard>Tell her something else? (Write-in!)
>>35899613>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>>Bring everyone (You'll give her the Sisters' numbers)>>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone or can't be brainwashedTechnically I think the Sisters fall under the "can't be brainwashed" category, but I'll include both just in case.
>>35899613>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone
>>35899613>>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>>>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone or can't be brainwashedThe last thing we want to do is give the Tau easily-controlled reinforcements.
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35899613>Fate looks concernedly at MatoJust a general concern, or sizing her up in case of a fight? Because I'm not quite sure how to feel about the latter.
>>35899684Mumi a good with peopleshe'll pick up on the fact that the Sisters are huge Miku fangirls, and, if need be, 'let slip' that Mato is Miku's little sisterthus will their ZEAL and FANATICISM shield their minds from the influence of the foul xenosand also because letting you know Sisters of Battle and making them useless in battle against heresy and alien scum and such would just be un-fun
>>35899613>>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>>>Bring everyone (You'll give her the Sisters' numbers)When in doubt, bury them in corpses as the Imperium demands!
>>35899769Awesome, glad I included them then. This also makes me wonder if the other Sisters are immune to the Tau's control, but the experiments are still going at the moment so I suppose it's a moot point.
>>35899613>>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone
>>35899768>4>Recollection/KnowledgeFate and Mato have been friends for quite awhile, and, if there's one thing Feito-chan can't stand, it's when someone's screwing with the people she cares about.Even moreso when the victim can't do anything about it.
>>35899613>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone or can't be brainwashedIncluding the Sisters of Battle, of course.
>>35899613>Explain the situation- potentially hostile aliens, reinforcements required:>Bring everyone who has a Psi-stone or can't be brainwashed>Call the Sisters, tell them there are actual Blue-skinned Xenos the city and they seem to be brinwashing people imto fallin for some Greater Good Bullshit.
>>35899684>>35899886>>35899736>>35900003>Brainwash-immune only, also Sororitas>>35899713>>35899840Psi-stones only>>35899804>>35899684Bring EveryoneI... think I got all the votes. Probably.Alright, writing! (Might take me a bit longer, due to bathroom break time being NOW and needing to dig up the Sisters' info)
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>35900122Don't worry, Boss, We can wait.Also, Where's the Eye? Did he notice anything odd?
>>35900122>>35900182Good question, where is the Eye of Judgment in all of this?
>>35900182>We can waitI should feel more comforted by that than I am...Is there another quest running at the moment or something?>2>Observation/PerceptionIt's on your person... somewhere.In hammerspace or something.It's uneasy about the whole situation.
>>35900122>>35900182>>35900219Also, did we bring Burning Glory with us?And more importantly, can we load the Eye of Judgement in place of one of the bullets and shoot him as a finisher?
>>35900285It's /tg/ so there's probably at least half a dozen other quests running right now, I know I'm dividing my attention between this and Magical Green Lantern at the moment. Also >>35900294this is a crazy awesome idea and we should totally do it if we get the chance.
>>35900285Well, I can't speak for the others but there's Shadows of Zeon and IS Quest.but I just read them. And they aren't quite as entertaining as yours, Boss.
>>35900294No, good ol' BURNING GLORY is at home, as are Mato's new hammer(s) and her armor.You do have your scary murder-knife, though, and Mokarin seems to keep her staff-thingie on her... though you've no idea where. Additionally, Feito has 'Bardiche' with her.As for loading the Eye of Judgment... it's way too big, and BURNING GLORY doesn't fire projectiles, unless you count photons.>>35900360>pic
>>35900390>Sempai noticed me.Feels good.>As for loading the Eye of Judgment...Then we put him in front of the barrel so the "Bullets" pass through him, either propelling him forward or infusing the bullets with his power. Or something.Also, how about we use the Knife to pull a Shadow Hearts FtNW and make an extended blade?Only its made of Cold Burning Antifire instead of Pure Condensed Physical Hatred and Anger.
>>35900588I think it would be a better use of the Eye to just let it fly around and tear through things.
>>35900588Please stop trying to make terrible, murderous super-attacks.
>>35900682I think anon has the right general idea, it's just that the specific directions are sometimes lacking.
>>35900663Bu-bu-but Finishing strikes!A-and mah Hissatsu!I just want a Cinematic finishing move! Is it too much to ask for an Astral Finish?Also, it's fun to think new crazy moves for Akari.What do you guys think a Hell and Heaven style using our two types of flame?
>>35900800>a Hell and Heaven style using our two types of flame?YES. ALL OF MY YES!
>>35900800Like I said, I like the track you're taking, just not always the specifics.
You give Mami a rundown of the situation, answering her questions along the way, and ask her to get ahold of anyone who can't be brainwashed- whether because they've got a Psi-stone or because of some other thing- as well as those Sororitas cosplayers you met before.Onoe-san, the tallest of them, and their 'leader'; Oshiro-san, the fencer girl; Mihayr- err, Mihaylov-san, the kinda-scary girl with the nose-ring; Tanako-san, the really slender and nimble one; Suzuki-san, the one with the low-level gravity ability; Tsukino-san, who you seem to recall having a rather cool-looking tattoo and rather large muscles; and Kaminski-san, the scrawny Level 3 who actually happens to be your age (which makes her pretty tall, now that you think on it).Mami, judging by the scritch-scritch-ing, wrote their numbers down- you wonder why she doesn't just commit them to memory, but only briefly.“We'll be there as soon as we can, Akari-chan. Try not to do anything hasty, okay?”You agree, and, after goodbyes, hang up. As you hand your phone back to Mato, you notice that Fate is finishing up a phone-call, too. Mokarin seems to catch on to what the two of you are doing, unlike Mato, who is humming a happy tune. The gynoid tilts her head slightly, apparently curious.“Should I contact Mother and request that she disable my safety protocols?”Fate looks at you, an eyebrow raised. “... safety protocols?”“They inhibit my combat output to prevent the inadvertent application of excessive firepower.”…>'Yes, definitely do that.'>'... I'm not certain I like the sound of that.'>'... excessive?'>'No, that sounds a little... dangerous.'>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35901033>'Yes, definitely do that.'Time for zenryoku zenkai!
Rolled 4 (1d5)>>35901033>safety protocolsBased on what we know of Miku, what does she likely mean by that?
>>35901033>'Yes, definitely do that.'
>>35901033>>'Yes, definitely do that.'As much as I worry we might regret this, better to do it and mourn the collateral damage than refuse and risk the freedom of the human race.
>>35901099...They're protocols in place for the sake of safety, anon. I mean, she told you what they do.They keep her from applying TOO MUCH POWAH
>>35901200My question was more along the lines of "what does Miku consider to be excessive power?"
>>35901033>'Yes, definitely do that.'The Internet cannot convey the magnitude of my maniacal laughter.>>35901200No such thing as too much Power.
>>35901245That is one of the things we can ask.Please vote for it, don't make me the only sane man in this quest.
>>35901245I don't think that's the sort of thing you can just... glean. If you want to know what 'excessive' quantifies, the option >'... excessive?'Is probably the way to go. That's why it's an option, y'know?
>>35901304>>35901308Fair point, guess I missed that option. Won't keep me from saying yes to more power though!
>>35901304Sorry, anonyou're the token sane person
>>35901304We made RoboLoli-Precia a thing.It's useless to deny it, you ARE the inly same man, Anon.
>>35901390>Gensei got outdone by a Golden RetrieverI will continue to laugh at this until the sun burns out.
>>35901062>>35901115>>35901178>>35901283>IT WAS HARDLY EVEN A QUESTION>>35901183Sane anon is saneOkay, writing
>>35901485>golden retrieverDon't even start those sorts of things, anon
>>35901603You know, now that I look at it, this gif is a confusing thing.
>>35901684I know, right? I don't watch the show, but... where does her hoodie go?Was the camera showing his collarbone's PoV, or did the girl get shorter when she lost her hooded-ness?How does her hair move like that, given the slapping motion? Why are his teeth still clenched after the slap? Why isn't he staggering to the side?I don't know that the world will ever know, anon
You blink- once, twice- slightly taken aback.Fate shoots you a questioning look, as if uncertain of her own thoughts on the idea.…You nod, partially to suppress your urge to look over your shoulder and inspect the other party. “Yes. Definitely do that.”[Affirmative. Establishing communication... now.]…She stands there silently.…You suppose she's probably not talking aloud.…You frown. You don't think you can ignore Mr. Blue-dude over there for much longer before... well, you're not sure what.But it probably isn't too nice.…>Turn back to face the 'Tau'.>>Tell him you've contacted some... more 'qualified'... people.>>Tell him he should be talking to world leaders or something.>>Ask why he brought so many... friends.>>Try to learn more about... (Write-in!)>Ignore him for just a bit longer.>>Try to get Mato to snap out of it? How? (Write-in!)>>Ask Fate who she was talking to.>>Something else? (Write-in!)>Do something else entirely. (Write-in!)
>>35902110>Turn back to face the 'Tau'.>>Ask why he brought so many... friends.
>>35902110>Turn back to face the 'Tau'.>>Tell him he should be talking to world leaders or something.>>Ask why he brought so many... friends.We're just a beat cop, there are more valuable targets to intimidate.
>>35902110>>Turn back to face the 'Tau'.>>Ask why he brought so many... friends.A show of force is not particularly helpful against someone such as us.
>>35902213Sure, I'll back this.
>>35901802She slaps him at several points in the show; this is probably an edit of two of those slaps in order to try and raise these sorts of questions at least, I hope it is.
>>35902213Wonder how that would go.>Normal governments panic>Magical governments probably kill them for being abominations>Crowley doesn't give a shit
>>35902110>Turn back to face the 'Tau'.>>>Tell him he should be talking to world leaders or something.>>>Ask why he brought so many... friends.You're not scaring us and you're not making any sense either. What gives?
>>35902110>Turn back to face the 'Tau'.>Tell him you've contacted some... more 'qualified'... people.>Ask why he brought so many... friends.
>>35902357Yeah, that sounds about right. Crowley is the only one who really matters for our purposes though.
>>35902440Crowley has the ability to resolve every issue presented in the Quest by himself, so I doubt he'll ever be involved in it.He doesn't particularly give a shit about this universe anyways, so he has no real reason to help us. Othinus blew up the Toaru universe once and he basically just went "Aw, that's adorable."
>>35902163>>35902276If I'd known there was a party, I'd have RSVP'd!>>35902213>>35902314>>35902398>Y'know, you could talk to a president or somethin'... and you don't need an escort /that/ big.>>35902405Everybody and their friends are gonna be here soon!Okay, writing!
You take a deep breath, then turn to face the aliens, these 'Tau' who seem to have an unfortunate interest in you.The sunlight glints off of their multitudinous visors and weapon optics (at least, that's what you assume those things are), and it strikes you just how many of those mech-suits there are.…There's... plenty.…The fact that you actually think, 'Maybe this is just a show of force...' strikes you as being rather unfortunate- you know perfectly well that they're not nearly as peaceful as they seem to want you to believe.“So... I can't help but wonder why you're here, talking to little ol' me,” you half-yell, “I've no political power, influence, or anything of the sort.”“On the contrary, Takamichi Akari,” the Tau replies, “you have more power than anyone else on this planet, with perhaps a few exceptions. You should be firmly within the uppermost caste of society.” He pauses. “And, should you join us, you /will/ be. It is worth mentioning, I suppose, that your 'world leaders' are being negotiated with as we speak. It wouldn't be prudent of us to assume that one being speaks for the entire world, after all.”… Castes, huh?Oh boy.You gesture to his cadre of war-machines. “I'm also curious as to the reasons for the size of your... 'escort.' Would you be so kind as to enlighten me?”He regards you neutrally... you think. “We are not fools, nor are we blinded by our idealistic and optimistic views. Compliance through negotiation is not guaranteed.”… Oh boy.Behind you, Fate mutters, “We come in peace. Join or die.”>... you need to stall. But... how? (Write-in!)>Ask what he means by that.>Ask if/why compliance needs to be guaranteed.>Ask about the 'Castes' thing.>Call him out for his bullshit- tell him he and his metal 'friends' can leave, or be made to leave. Their choice.>Ask about something else. (Write-in!)>Do something else. (Write-in!)
>>35903516>Ask if/why compliance needs to be guaranteed.>>Ask about the 'Castes' thing.Hopefully this will stall long enough for reinforcements to arrive, if not we'll just have to start the party early.
>>35903516>>Ask if/why compliance needs to be guaranteed.>>Ask about the 'Castes' thing.I am getting rather bored by his self-righteous babble, but if that's what it takes to keep the peace then so be it.
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35903516>He regards you neutrally... you thinkIs he actually respecting us or merely sizing us up as potential prey?
>>35903516>Ask about the 'Castes' thing.>Call him out for his bullshit- tell him he and his metal 'friends' can leave, or be made to leave. Their choice.
>>35903516>Ask if/why compliance needs to be guaranteed.>Ask about the 'Castes' thing.
>>35903735>3>Opinion/ImpressionNeither.He legitimately wants you to join him. Peacefully.And, if you don't...Well...He seems to believe that his 'greater good' is still great when its 'goodness' is forced upon others through force of arms.
>>35903825Alright, seems to fit my prior suspicions. Let's hope the cavalry shows up before negotiations break down then.
>>35903516>Ask about Castes>As if/why compliance needs to be guaranteedWe need Katze's reaction to aliens asking America to surrender.
>>35903642>>35903707>>35903759>>35903920>Castes and Compliance>>35903920Thanks for putting them in not-default order>>35903745Castes and BULLSHIT>>35903735Also, it's hard to read his face, because he's not human.Sorry for the delay, got sidetracked by things. Writing!
>>35903516>you need to stall(write in)>Would you accept my working for you as a mercenary without requiring me to become a full member of your society? that might give me time to better evaluate whether I would advocate for joining our peoples in the future.
>>359041882 things: first of all, you missed the cutoff by a noticeable margin. Secondly, that is a terrible idea, we can stall without offering ourselves as a servant.
>>35904224first of all, no shit, second of all, a highly paid servant from a massively technologically advanced race that might be able to enslave the planet if we try to stonewall them.
I'm going to have to leave, so I just want to say,Fuck these Xenos.Fuck their mechs, fuck their guns, fuck their spaceships, fuck the blue piles of turd they call faces.And fuck their Greater Good bullshit in particular.See you all later, Brothers. Show these Xeno scum the greatness of our future Empress Takamichi.>among idedtzThats right, Captcha, the Xeno are idiots
>>35904538Hypothetically speaking, working as a mercenary for the Tau could paint us as a traitor if any future conflict happens.And such a conflict is more likely to favor Raildex Earth by a rather large margin.
>>35904538We're not stonewalling, we're conversing, and Ethereals fucking LOVE to talk, so I think we'll be fine. And payment means nothing to a warrior of justice, especially where the Weaboo Space Commies and concerned. >>35904542See you later anon, I'll make sure to spill some extra xeno blood in your name!
“... Is that really necessary? Guaranteed compliance, that is.”“The G̸͕͇̈́̌͒̀ͭ̋ͮr͔̝͎̫̫ͪ͒̊̚e̪͉̿͆͊̿̽̾̑a̳̯̳ͥ̒̽̈̔t̸̻̹͉̟ͩͫe̢̪̠̭r̴̳͐ͪ̐̌ ̸̺̭̝͓̓̏͂͌G̻͚̗̺͇̘ͤ̂̚õoͫ̄̉ͨ̈͛̈́͠d̮ͭ̄ͤ necessitates it- if we cannot all work together, then we have failed. Some species are more stubborn than others, and need to be convinced by means other than negotiation.”… Have you 'Oh boy'-d yet?Yes? … well, that's unfortunate.Oh boy.“You mentioned castes,” you say, “we don't have those here on Earth- not anymore, anyways. Could you elaborate on that?”The Tau nods, seemingly glad to do so. “The Fire Caste are our warriors,” he says, gesturing to his buddies/hug-machines,The Eye warms slightly. [What is a 'caste'?] “The Air Caste are our pilots and navigators, through both the skies and the stars.”[… it's a system of organizing people, so that people are born into their roles in society. They also tend to get smaller and more exclusive as they get more 'important'- so there ends up being a hierarchy. It's... not usually a good system. Oppressive, y'know?]“The Earth Caste are our scientists, engineers, farmers, and constructors.”After digesting it for a bit, the Eye thrums, as if agitated. [Freedom,] it 'says', [is the right of all sentient beings.]“The Water Caste are our diplomats, politicians, negotiators, and merchants.”You fight the urge to smile. [Yes. It is.]“ The Ethereal Caste are our leaders, who direct us for the G̸͕͇̈́̌͒̀ͭ̋ͮr͔̝͎̫̫ͪ͒̊̚e̪͉̿͆͊̿̽̾̑a̳̯̳ͥ̒̽̈̔t̸̻̹͉̟ͩͫe̢̪̠̭r̴̳͐ͪ̐̌ ̸̺̭̝͓̓̏͂͌G̻͚̗̺͇̘ͤ̂̚õoͫ̄̉ͨ̈͛̈́͠d̮ͭ̄ͤ.”
…>Ask if he's a Water Caste- he's here negotiating, after all.>Ask if he's an Ethereal Caste- he seems to be in charge, after all.>Ask if he's a Fire Caste- he seems to have brought a veritable army with him, after all.>Ask if he's an Earth Caste- he seems to be building a heaping pile of bullshit, after all. >Ask him how the Castes came into being- he seems to be rather glad to explain this to you, and it might buy you some time...>Ask him what happens if some of the leaders refuse to join, and others agree.>Ask him something else. (Write-in!)>Something else. (Write-in!)
>>35904650seemed to me some people were suggesting we stonewall. And if a race can offer our race star travel technology in exchange for a few years of work from us, it doesn't exactly matter what we get out of the deal personally.
>>35904764>Ask if he's an Ethereal Caste- he seems to be in charge, after all.>Ask him what happens if some of the leaders refuse to join, and others agree.Let's see if we can't expose some hypocrisy and buy some time all at once.
>>35904764>Ask him how the Castes came into being- he seems to be rather glad to explain this to you, and it might buy you some time...
>>35904803Except that's not how it works, the Tau never offer anything without mind control, forced sterilization and assloads of oppression as the strings attached. They want slaves, not equals, and taking any kind of deal from them would only leave us worse off than we started.
>>35904764ask how castes came into beingKnowledge is power
>>35904764>>Ask if he's an Ethereal Caste- he seems to be in charge, after all.>>Ask him how the Castes came into being- he seems to be rather glad to explain this to you, and it might buy you some time...I would rather we get down to it, but if we have to buy a little more time for our reinforcements to arrive then I suppose we might as well.
>>35904764>Ask if he's an Earth Caste- he seems to be building a heaping pile of bullshit, after all.There are really obvious reasons why the Grater Good philosophy is stupid.Just ask, the greater good for whom?what about doing smaller evils im the name of the greater good?or smaller Good for Greater Evil?Yeah, fuck their stupid brainwashing philosophy. Lets use simple logic to destroy him.and after that we can just use violence.
>>35904846And our character knows this?
>>35904937Do they seem trustworthy to you?
>>35904937No, but we do know this much: >>35904735>After digesting it for a bit, the Eye thrums, as if agitated. [Freedom,] it 'says', [is the right of all sentient beings.]>You fight the urge to smile. [Yes. It is.]We might not know all the details, but it's pretty obvious that we don't want what they're selling.
>>35904872>Sorry, but I already live in a totalitarian state with vast, unknowable power, I don't need another one.
>>35904811>>35904870Ethereal?>>35904811What if...>>35904816>>35904870>>35904896>Castes- how do?>>35904872UNLIMITED SASS WORKSOkay, writing.
>>35904970Actually, yes. They don't seem friendly or likeable, but I wouldn't call them dishonest.
>>35905447Seriously? They already admitted that they don't plan on giving us a choice beyond "join or die" and you trust them?
…Yeah, okay.Time to stall.Fortunately, you know just want to do.“How did the caste system come into being? I'm interested to know the history behind that.”You can practically see his eyes light up. “You see, in the beginning...”Fate sniggers quietly. “Good job, Akari-chan.” She glances down at her phone. “Minami-chan's already here.”You don't turn or otherwise acknowledge her, of course- you're pretending to be really interested in your history lesson.“I'll be damned if I know /where/ she is, though,” Fate mutters.You glance over at Mato, who, just as expected, is listening intently.…Maybe you need to learn how to brainwash people, too? You try to imagine it- saying, 'Mato, you /want/ to study.' …[AUTHORIZATION GRANTED,] Mokarin buzzes, [SAFETY PROTOCOL OVERRIDE... ENGAGED... SAFETY PROTOCOLS... DISENGAGED.] After a few more minutes of listening to the Tau's lecture, Mato's phone boo-doops. “Oh,” she says, looking around as if searching for someone, “Mami-sempai says she's here, and ready whenever you are... but... I don't see her.”Suddenly, it seems like your heart's racing at a thousand beats per minute.The cavalry has arrived, it would seem.The question now is... what do you do?>Tell the Tau...>>You accept.>>You decline.>>LEAVE OR DIE.>CHAAAAAAAAAAAARGE>Get FIRED UP>Announce that peace talks have broken down>Deliver a cool one-liner (Write-in!)>Interrupt the Tau, deliver a cool pre-battle speech (Write-in!)
>>35905747>Tell the Tau...>>>You decline.>>>LEAVE OR DIE.>>Get FIRED UPAt last!
>>35905747>Get FIRED UP>>Deliver a cool one-liner (Write-in!)>Freedom is the right of all sentient beings!Time to kick some ass!
>>35905807Yeah, sounds about right.
>>35905747>>Get FIRED UP>>Announce that peace talks have broken downMy heart is clear as a mirror of still water, yet my hand is a blazing fire.
>>35905747>>35905971>Get FIRED UP>Announce that peace talks have broken downSupporting this purely for the reference.
>>35905747>Get FIRED UP>Announce that peace talks have broken down
>>35905807I REJECT YOUR OFFERLEAVE OR DIE>>35905840>>35906070BURN, BURN, BURNOPTIMUS PRIME GO>>35905971>>35906040>>35906089>PEACE TALKS HAVE BROKEN DOWNhttp://youtu.be/nQgXvmtI_ugOkay, writing.
>>35906222Good to know that we're on the same page, Boss.
Mato frowns. “What's she ready to do, anyways?” Fate smirks. “You'll see,” she mutters.Mokarin has her staff in her hand- you managed to miss her pulling it out again, you guess.Mato pouts a little and crosses her arms. “What does that mean?”You find yourself grinning, too. “It means...” you say, before you erupt into flames, “... that peace talks have... broken down.”You can hear the sparks crackling off of Fate and her weapon over the silence that has settled over the Tau.The speaker seems dumbfounded. The mech-suits begin to stir. The armored Tau flanking the speaker raise their weapons- boxy rifles that look rather unwieldy- and level them at you and your compatriots. [HOSTILITY DETECTED.] Mokarin buzzes, almost sounding angry, [COMBAT MODE... ENGAGED.]Fate's weapon warbles something in English- its head swivels up, and it becomes some sort of laser scythe or something. It's cool, but you question its practicality.Mokarin points her staff... forward. She doesn't really seem to be aiming at anything in particular- just... in their general direction.[STANDING BY.]You release the Eye of Judgment from where you'd been keeping it, and it turns its angry gaze upon the aliens arranged before it.>FIRE THE FIRST SHOT YOURSELF (What'll you use?)>Tell Mokarin to blow 'em away.>Shout 'NOW!'>Tell Fate you'll begin on her mark.>Tell the Eye to do the honors>FIX BAYONETS/CHARGE/BANZAI/etc.>Something else? (Write-in!)I couldn't find my image, sorry about that
>>35906883>Tell the Eye to do the honorsLet's see what other abilities it has, if any.
>>35906883>>Tell Fate you'll begin on her mark.She seems to be the most professional one here, so I will leave it up to her.
>>35906883>Tell the Eye to do the honorsIf it has lasers, now would be the time.
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35906883>Mato frownsDoes it seem like she'll be with us or against us in this here brawl?
>>35906928>>35907065>STARE THEM DOWN>>35907001GO! FATE!CHOP-CHOP.We slowing down already?Anyways, writing!
>>35907237>1>Intuition/InstinctShe won't be against you- she'd never be able to be made to turn on you. But she won't help you, either.She also happens to have no idea what the hell is going on.
>>35907256Dunno, it is getting a bit late I suppose, but it's not like the thread is dead yet by any means.
>>35907256I certainly can't speak for everyone, but I was distracted by a lot of daily resets and updates across various things. It's entirely possible that people are getting tired or pulled away, though I for one am game to keep going for a while still.
You look at the Eye. [Would you like to do the honors?][… honors?]…You blink. [Y'know... the... the initial... thing.][I see...]There's a few moments of awkward pause.[I'd rather not.][Really? Why?]It bobs about a little. [I believe I may be a pacifist.]…That's... what? [...really?][Really.][Uh, okay. Sorry for offering?]The Eye wobbles up and down rather quickly. [I was not offended.]…You... didn't see that one coming.Um.>Do the honors yourself, then.>Mokarin- FIRE!>Fate!>Mami!>Shout:>>NOW!>>CHARGE>>DEATH OR GLORY>>FREEDOM>>FIRE AT WILL>>ATTACK>>SCOURGE AND PURGE>>KILL 'EM ALL>>Something else? (Write-in!)>Something else? Write-in!
>>35907539Huh, didn't see that coming. Does the Eye regret the MechaGodzilla thing?>Do the honors yourself, then.>>>FREEDOMWe must remember what it is that we fight for!
>>35907539>>Fate!>>FREEDOMI still believe that Fate should be the one to lead the charge.
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35907539>[I believe I may be a pacifist.]How firm does it seem in that assertion? Is it a Principle with a capital P or more of an undecided but leaning towards non-violence sort of thing?
>>35907664>3>Opinion/Impression>Also>>Principle? What?You get the impression that it's not sure how it feels, but that it's pretty sure that violence is bad- it's unwilling to possibly be the instigator of a war.
>>35907539>>Do the honors yourself, then.>>>FREEDOMAs if anyone else is fit to open the glorious battle! I want to throw some fire dammit!
>>35907723Ah, sorry if that didn't come across clearly, what I meant was how firm it was in that particular belief, which you answered nicely. We might want to work on that later though, or at the very least discuss it a little.
>>35907539>Do the honors yourself, then.>DEATH OR GLORYTime to go full 40k! Hopefully not literally though, I think Akari's odds are better than 1/6 right now.
>>35907599>>35907736>>35907809>BURNINATE>>35907599>>35907629>>35907736>FREEDOM>>35907629FATE>>35907809DEATH OR GLORYOkay- is there anything you'd like to use in particular? Or anyone you'd prefer to target?
>>35907876Rainbow Ray on the probably-Ethereal, take him down and the Fire Warriors will panic/scatter.
>>35907876I want to use our Black Flame on the speaker, as he currently appears to be both the most valuable and least threatening target.
>>35907876Supporting >>35907946>Black Flame on the speakerWe haven't gotten to use it in combat yet, so let's fix that!
>>35907907>>35907946I don't want to take too long with this, and running at a group of six Fire Warriors doesn't seem particularly wise, so I think we'll go with the PRISMATIC RAYSTASTE THE RAINBOW
Those dudes with the Ethereal are Fire Warriors, right? Armed with plasma rifles?They shoot plasma. Plasma is hot. Heat is Akari's domain. Can Akari do something with/to their guns?
You'll just lead the charge yourself, then.You crack your knuckles, and the flames that engulf you flash a nice violet color before turning almost entirely into the cold, black flame you so recently developed.You can practically hear the jaws dropping.…You didn't really tell anyone about this, huh?You clear your throat, and point at the speaker.“FOR FREEDOM!” You bellow, before drawing the scary murder-knife and charging at the Tau you suspect was brain-washing your girlfriend.His guards only get off one shot apiece by the time you're in their midst- only one of them even came close, and it seemed to disintegrate on contact with your aura of black flame, which is rather large and extends out behind you somewhat, due to your rapid movement- and, ducking under the weird bladed-thing the speaker swings at you, you swipe him across the torso with your icy knife, causing him to burst into eerie black flame.The second volley is disrupted rather unceremoniously as Fate leaps into the fray, scything down two of the three bodyguards on your right in a single motion. One of the shots flies uncomfortably close to your head, though, and you realize that their weapons aren't nearly as loud as you'd have expected.The roaring of chainsaws- no, chain/swords/- is the next thing you hear- that, and the CLANG CLANG CLANG of huge metal boots pounding against the ground.You turn to see the humongous form of the Sisters' 'Onii-sama', clad in equally huge powered armor, as he smashes into the trio of warriors on your left, wielding a big hammer or something similar.You sidestep a thrust from the speaker's blade-thing, and deliver a few more quick strikes that spell his demise- not due to your knife-work, but because of the cold-fire. Fate dispatches her last opponent as well. The hulking suit of armor that is Tanjiro Abe bellows, his voice distorted somewhat by the speakers in his helmet. It makes him sound more intimidating, you think.
Mokarin tugs on your sleeve, then points to the ranks of mech-thingies lined up before you, the foremost of which are already levelling their guns at you and yours.[PERMISSION TO ENGAGE?]>PERMISSION GRANTED.>No! Fight as a group! All together!
>>35908577>PERMISSION GRANTED.I want to see how closely Miku was able to replicate the original.
>>35908577>>PERMISSION GRANTED.Show us what you can do, Mokarin.
>>35908597>>35908601>>35908615>>35908638Gee, I dunnoI'd better extend the vote to twenty minutes for this oneOkay, writing!Wait, no, gimme some d100 rolls firstI gotta know what happens before it can be written down, after all
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>35908717C'mon dice!
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>35908717Insert prayer/appeal to the dice gods here.
>>35908792The dice gods are mildly annoyed with your bland appeal
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>35908717
>>35908834The dice gods despise it when you neglect to praise, anon>>35908792>>35908729>97Well, she didn't crit.Thank the Dice Overlords for that.Okay, writing!
>>35908864Of course she didn't, Nanoha almost never triumphs with her first shot. The NEXT volley, on the other hand...
>>35908894I thought her MO was "precision beam-spam, followed by Area Bombardment, possibly herding enemy into a Bind spell. Once enemy is stationary, unleash Pink Beam of Doom".
>>35908978Yeah, that sounds about right. Bind plus Starlight Breaker is kind of a overpowered combo now that I think about it.
>>35909069If my memories of the first season are correct, the Bind is an integral part of the Starlight Breaker, as shown when she first used it.the only times the SlB was used without it was when it was used as a Barrier breaker or against targets that were immobile due to other reasons.Or when the diameter of the beam was too big for the target to escape, like when she used it with those five Funnel things in StrikerS.
You nod. “Go for it.” She squints at you. “Err, PERMISSION GRANTED.”She pulls you into a quick hug, then releases you, before jumping into the air and taking flight.…You're not entirely sure /how/ she's flying, but, by god, she's doing it.[ENGAGING.] She levels her staff at the mech-suit-things, which are, in turn, bring their weapons to bear on her.[WEAPONS SYSTEM -DESIGNATION: RAGING HEART- ONLINE AND STANDING BY]The big red orb in the middle of her staff begins to glow with a harsh, pink light.It gets brighter and brighter and brighter, until it almost hurts to look at it.You hear a muttered “Holy shit,” from Fate, who doesn't even seem to realize that she could be looking right up the gynoid's dress, if she was so inclined.You have to agree with the blonde.Mokarin takes her staff into both hands, aims for the central machine of the first row of the big metal boxes, and, in a flash of light so bright that it blinds you for a moment, shoots.…Your eyes are ringing.… No, that's not right.You rub your eyes and watch as reality resolves itself into an image once more.……You rub your eyes again.…That can't be right.Nothing at all seems to have happened. They're all perfectly intact.You here something you won't repeat come from Fate's mouth.You're thinking it, though.What the...
>>35909254>What the...What the What, Dammit?!
DRAMATIC PAUSE…[ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL] Mokarin buzzes.[FIRING FOR EFFECT.]… wait, wha-AAAAAOOOWWWW GOD, WHY?THOSE WERE YOUR EYES.YOU WERE SEEING WITH THOSE.YOU AREN'T NOW, THOUGH.YOU'RE TOO BUSY BEING BLIND.You blink away tears and wait for the white light to subside.You aren't certain, but you're pretty sure you heard similar cries of pain from your comrades.It was hard to tell, what with all the exploding that was going on.[ALL TARGETS ELIMINATED.]You hear the sound of shoes hitting the ground nearby.[PERMISSION TO HUG?]>... Yeah, okay.>I CAN'T SEE>Something else? (Write-in!)I'm sorry for being a dickbut it was necessary
>>35909357>I CAN'T SEE
>>35909357>... Yeah, okay.>I CAN'T SEEWhy not both?
>>35909357>>I CAN'T SEE>>... Yeah, okay.Mere blindness is no excuse for avoiding and/or refusing hugs.
>>35909357>I CAN'T SEE>... Yeah, okay.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>35909357>... Yeah, okay.>I'm sorry for being a dickbut it was necessaryDAMMIT, BOSS! IWAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT WAITING TO SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN!BUT IT'S OKAY, AS LONG AS WE GET ADORABLE HUGS.
>>35909455>pic>>35909377MY EEEEYYYYYEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS>>35909378>>35909396>>35909424>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAoh, fine>>35909455kk have a hugOkay, writing!
>>35909594>that picDoes Akari truly dare to tread on such sacred ground?
>>35909594JUST A SINGLE HUG WON'T CUT IT, BOSS. I NEED MORE HUGS. AT LEA- fuck it, all caps is annoying to read, Not to mention it makes me look like an obnoxious prick.Anyway, I want to see Spehss-Mahreen-dude whose name I forgot get dog piled by his Battle-Sisters after the battle, while a confused Mato cries and hugs us and a jealous Fate hugs Mokarin, who is still hugging us, just for the lulz and adorablez.
“Okay, fine,” you grumble, spreading your arms wide, and being thankful you sheathed your knife before watching the fireworks.[YAY.]You're pulled into what feels like two people's sides, and entangled in what you can only guess is one of Fate's arms and one of Mokarin's arms.…It's funny, you decide, how Mokarin's so much more... comforting? When she hugs you.Maybe because her arms are fleshy, as compared to the unnaturally-cold and unfeeling (which, ironically, isn't true- her arms clearly have /some/ sensory input, at least in the hands, as she's able to function very well with them) black metal of Fate's augmetic limbs.You wrap your arms around them, too, and, moments later, you feel a pair of large, soft, warm /things/ enveloping your head, even as the rest of Mami pulls you all into a hug.“That was amazing, girls,” Mami says, with the cheery voice of someone who can see. Oh, Mami- so good at hiding your-WAIT.…SHE HAS LIGHT POWERS.SHE TOTALLY /CAN/ SEE.You hear a sniffle, and, as your vision is resolving into blurs of barely not-white, rather than what you'd see if you held waterproof printer-paper in front of your face in a snowstorm, the inhumanly-strong arms of Mato pick the four of you up in some sort of abominable super-hug. “A-Akari-” Mato whimpers.You reach out to pat her on the head, before realizing that you still can't see- fortunately, Mami picks up on your intention and guides your hand to the center of Mato's pigtailed head, where you rub gently in a circle, cooing all the way. “Shh, shh,” you say, ever-so-softly, “it's okay, Mato. It's okay.”Mato calms down as you pat, slowly but surely. “Okay, okay, I get it, and I hate to ruin the moment,” Fate gripes, “but if I'm held at this angle for much longer, two things are going to happen. And they include me shocking everyone, and me puking my guts out. Only, not in that order.”Mato sniffles again.“I can't see to put you down.”“Oh, come on. What the f-”
>>35909690>>35909895...Group Hugs are also acceptable!
And, with that, I'd say we're done!Good thing Fate didn't say f-I MEAN, be sure to visit the archives http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildex and drop some votes onto the threads, to weight them down so they'll sink to the bottom of the ocean and feed the octopi!Also, ask questions or something, either here, or in THE LAND OF ASKING, WHERE QUESTIONS ARE ASKED AND SORT-OF ANSWERED ask.fm/EsperQuestQMOr, y'know, you can ask questions hereI'll be around for awhileEither way!Goodnight, and thanks for playing (and bearing with me)!I look forward to seeing you all next time!Oh, I guess I should link to the bird, too? https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQM
>>35909966Good run, I get the feeling that the battle's over but the war has just begun!
>>35909966Good show tonight, I appreciate that you picked up on the reference, unless that was just blind luck. I do hope there's going to be more combat next time though.
>>35909966Thanks for the thread, Boss. It was incredibly entertaining.I'm still waiting for the day we can talk down those Xenos and explain why the Greater Good is bullshit.Possibly with words, but likely with Burning and Fire. And UnFire.Also, what kinds of Finishing Strikes would fit Akari? I'm partial to a Hell and Heaven style one, but I kinda want to make one using the Burning Glory.
>>35910086What's to keep us from developing both? We can have different finishing moves depending on the situation, since Hell and Heaven is more suited for melee combat and Burning Glory is only good for ranged attacks.
>>35910086I still want us to properly re-learn Fireball so we can do something akin to a Stoner Sunshine, but the other ideas work too. Shine Spark and J-Phoenix are also pretty cool, though I don't even know where to begin as far as duplicating them.
>>35910044I did some research>>35910086FLATTERER>>35910117>>35910153I RECOGNIZE NONE OF THESE TERMS, BY THE WAYUNLESS SHINESPARKING IS FROM METROIDIN WHICH CASEI QUESTION YOUR SANITYBECAUSE SAMUS IS GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED, POWER-ARMORED AMAZON, AND AKARI IS SCRAWNY AND NOT CAPABLE OF RUNNING FASTER THAN SOUND
>>35910180Nope, those are all various /m/-related references, not Metroid, though I suppose Samus could be considered /m/-ish material on the low end of the scale. Feel free to continue questioning my sanity though, given that Shine Spark and J-Phoenix are both extremely impractical kamikaze attacks that I just happen to find awesome.
>>35910180Do you even GaoGaiGar?Or Getter Robo?Or Mazinger?
>>35910180... wait, that's not the image I posted.What evenwhatI wanted to post something relatedlike thiswhich is what i meant to post
>>35910197>MazingerUnless I miss my mark, I don't believe anyone has referenced Mazinger yet. And no, I don't think Boss into /m/ for the most part.
>>35910233I forgot if the Stoner Sunshine and the Shine Spark were from Mazinger or from Getter. All these finishers start getting confusing after a while okay SHUT UP, DON'T JUDGE ME
>>35910233I didn't even know /m/ was a thingthoughhonestlyI still don'tI just believe your words
>>35910304Eh, it's cool, most people don't even recognize the classics at all these days so I'll give you a pass. I think would be pretty hilarious if Akari turned into a one-girl SRW cast, though how one could execute the Final Dynamic Special all on one's lonesome is completely beyond me.
>>35910348You know, it's right there in the listing if you want to check it out. Just a few spaces over from /tg/... you know you want to...
>>35910233>>35910348Isn't Godzilla /m/-related?And I doubt there is anyone in the western hemisphere who hasn't watched Power Rangers, and that IS /m/-related, mostly because they also discuss Tokusatsu (and Digimon) along with Mecha.Furthermore, EsperQM linked the Shining Finger theme earlier, and there is nothing more /m/ than Gundam.That means he Did know /m/ was a thing, and therefore he was messing with us.Well played, Boss. Now, about that Stoner Sunshine...
>>35910425>recognize that a reference that's repeatedly made is from gundam>look up the song that plays when the thing is usedI literally just now went to /m/ for the first time
>>35910425He linked the Burning Gundam theme, and I suspect that my own insistence is at least half responsible for that (hell, I even included the English translation of the song's title in one of my posts). Fair point about the rest of that though.
>>35910425>nothing more /m/ than GundamI would debate that, mostly in favor of the old bastards from Dynamic Productions, but it's getting rather late for such things. Good talk fellow /m/an!