INDECISIVE QM EDITION!Sorry for the delay!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 take an unsteady step back and admire your handywork. You did a good job, you think. There's no way that the stupid toolbox is gonna fall off of the stupid too-tall workbench, now! Not with a half-roll of duct-tape securing it in place!You reach a hand up and- after overshooting it once, twice- rub the top of your head, where the box hit you earlier. You are Precia Testarossa, one of the relatively rare Espers with an ability that doesn't really take well to measurement, and you're pretty confident that you've almost got the hang of this whole 'walking' thing.It's the 31st of July, and the aliens have come. You requisitioned this workshop relatively easily, and even managed to walk to it from that strange idol/technopath girl's place. You give the top of your head another rubbing, in a largely-fruitless attempt to dull the aching pain emanating from it, and wonder why anyone would give a synthetic body sensation on the top of the head.…You're also still not entirely certain why anyone would transplant your brain into a little girl- little gynoid?- body.You suspect that blonde girl had something to do with it. Maybe she was jealous of how tall you were? Or your bust? … It's probably not particularly important, at least... not now.You need to create something to use against the aliens. You've got access to just about anything you could possibly justify as 'necessary for the purposes of research and/or development', and you can bring in pretty much whatever teams you want to work with (or for) you in your endeavor.The question is... what? What will you make?>Powered armor>Mechanized walking vehicles>Man-portable weaponry>Implants that amplify psychic powers>Heavy weaponry>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>36189062>Mechanized walking vehiclesSuper robots here we come!
>>36189062>Implants that amplify psychic powers
>>36189062>>Mechanized walking vehiclesI suppose the /m/ is long overdue.
>>36189062>Powered armor"With power armour, rifle and grenade..."
>>36189062I will switch from >>36189146 to >>36189206If it will mitigate the /m/ somewhat.
>>36189270I suppose powered armor is less /m/ than actual mecha, though it's really up to you.
>>36189326Well, I'd prefer the psychic stuff - since this Esper Quest afterall - I am just so sick of the burning finger crap that I would vote for pretty much anything else, even if it is only slightly less /m/.
>>36189366In that specific case, I'm not sure what to tell you, since giving Akari powered armor (if it is in fact for her) would probably only encourage us in that specific area. Go with what you want to see happen is the best advice I can give.
>>36189366Powered armor could be a good mix of /m/ and psychic powers! It's just not my first choice.
>>36189127>>36189201>Mechs>>36189270>>36189206>Power armorOkay, we've a tie.Now... if I were to say that 'super robots' aren't what I mean by 'mechanized walkers,' would that change any votes either way?Additionally, given the nature of Precia's earlier research, powered armor with improvements geared towards psychic power usage is a definite possibility.I'll give anybody who wants to vote a bit longer to decide/change their votes/whatever.
>>36189577Yeah, that would swing both >>36189127and >>36189201towards >>36189062>Powered armorand make it unanimous.
>>36189655O-okay.Even if you don't speak for both of those anons, I guess that'd be at least one of them!Power armor it is!Writing!
>>36189733Considering he's about two feet off to my left at the moment, I'm reasonably sure that he's with me on this one.
>>36189577>Power ArmorBecause powered armor and cyborgs are still /m/ as fuck, just ask Kamen Rider 1 and 2. And Guyver too, I guess.
>>36189768I thought that might be the case, but I didn't want to assume.
>>36189802Fair enough, can't be too careful with an anonymous system.
>>36189802It's just a slow start, Boss.I'm sure more people will join as the session goes on, and if they don't...Well, we'll be here with you.
>>36189884Hey now, there's still four people here, even if one of them is a contrarian, /m/-hating asshole. It's me, I'm that asshole.
>>36190006It's 4chan, we're all contrarian assholes here.
… right. You need to come up with something to counter the aliens' weapons.And, as history shows, the classic counter to better weapons is better armor.Of course, the opposite also tends to be true, but you rather doubt that the aliens brought along their R&D guys on their conquest.The best offense is a good defense, anyways, right?So you need to make armor.Powered armor, of course- unpowered armor isn't exactly a groundbreaking field of study, after all, and there's only so much you can do with it.And, as it stands, you're pretty sure you can't stop a bolt of coherent plasma fired from a guass rifle without thicker plating than an unaugmented human can wear. Even if weight wasn't an issue, it'd almost certainly be unwieldy as all hell.Of course, stopping a projectile isn't the only way to keep it from doing damage. As... someone (you don't remember, but it's probably not important) once said, “Best way to avoid punch- no be there.”And you could certainly make some powered armor that'd help with that.You scratch your chin- and you manage to get it the first try, this time! Hell yeah!You could make something relatively light, but incredibly agile- maybe even flight-capable. Or you could make something moderately-well-armored, and super-humanly strong. You could also make something impervious to anything one could throw at it- it'd be slow, and heavy enough that superhuman strength would be required just to move, let alone lift or throw or hit things.You could probably do something else entirely, too.>Light!>Medium!>Heavy!>Something else! (Write-in!) [I'll have to approve of whatever it is you propose, by the way.]
>>36190272>Light!Mobility is one of our biggest advantages, let's not lose it.
>>36190272>>Light!Speed is power, or so the saying goes.
>>36190272>Other>advanced energy converting - the energy from our enemy's attacks are transformed into electricity to power the armor's massive capacitors, with the excess being dissipated as heat!
>>36190415heat directed at our enemies of course.
>>36190272>Light!Give the normals survivability, then, after we fimish perfecting this kind of armor, we move on to the Heavy for the Superstrong freaks.hopefully, we will have Space Marines ready before we have to take the fight to the stars.
>>36190415Wouldn't all the extra bits make it really heavy though?
>>36190415That... doesn't seem feasible.Like... at all.Even absorbing the heat, which I could see being maybe-possible, wouldn't stop the kinetic impact. I suppose you could probably do shielded armor or something?Repulsion/deflection, rather than absorption and re-emission.I'd say it'd be heavy enough to necessitate the same level of powered-ness as the Medium, but wouldn't get the super-strength, due to having to power the shields as well.
>>36190530I think it'd be better to make portable fortifications out of this idea.Just make a wall with the shielding mechanism behind it.
>>36190316>>36190343>>36190446>>36190472>Light>>36190362Medium>>36190415SPONGE- not approvedOkay, writing!
Precia seems to be a lot more unconcerned with having her brain transplanted into a little robot girl body by her daughter than one would expect of her.
>>36190479not with advanced piezoelectrics that convert kinetic energy directly into electricity>>36190594That's a good idea. Mobile fortress?
>>36190725I dunno, she seems to the kind of person with that level of disconnect with reality that she could just take that in stride. She's annoyed by the practical implications but unconcerned with any sort of body-horror qualms. Kinda makes the whole robo-limbs incident make a bit more sense honestly.
>>36190725>>36190787Yeah. She's more disconcerted with how short she is than anything else.
>>36190826I'd expect her to atleast be a little miffed at her daughter for forcing such an inconvenience upon her.
>>36190876She doesn't realize, anon.Also, she has other things on her mind.Left... right... left... right...
>>36190826Not even a hint of shame or annoyamce that people don't take her seriously since she became a cute little girl?No anger at the people that no longer fear her, but now say, "Aw, she wants to make a cyborg? How cute! Now please get out of the lab, dear. We adults need to work here."?
>>36190982She hasn't encountered that yet, anon.
You settle on something light and quick. You can't go wrong with speed, after all. Besides, what if your heavy armor couldn't stop whatever heavy weapons the aliens might have?You'd be shit outta luck, that's what.No, it's definitely gotta be light.You stumble over to a dry-erase board and, after procuring a step-stool from by the workbench (you forgot to bring it with you the first time, and had to go back) begin sketching out ideas.There's several areas you need to address, you think.Armament, for one- unless punching aliens with super-high-tech equipment happens to strike you as a good idea (it doesn't). You could integrate weapons directly into the armor, or go with more traditional, not-integrated-into-powered armor weaponry. There's also the matter of ranged versus melee...Armor is another, and (hopefully) the most obvious. You'll need to decide out how much armoring the suit needs, and where that armor needs to be concentrated. More armor is more weight, and more weight is less other stuff.There's also subsystems and fancy capabilities to consider. You could make them flight-capable, implement active camouflage systems, or even integrate psi-amplification technology. Of course, there's the limiting factor of power supply, in addition to weight concerns. You'll need to address them all, but you can't really do it all at once.Which will you do first?…This is an important decision... so why do you have the urge to play eenie-meenie-miney-mo? You suppress your sudden and confusing urge, and...>Focus on ARMAMENT first.>Focus on ARMOR and weight distribution and such first.>Focus on COOL GADGETS AND SUBSYSTEMS first.>Play eenie-meenie-miney-mo. It can't hurt. Right?>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>36191047Oh. OH. I just had the funniest idea for a scene.>Precia goes to the lab, feeling happy and smug she just made great advancements in Power Armor technology, ready to make the fools at the laboratory work on her newest creation.>She just finished explaining how it works and who should start working on what when one of the scientists speaks up, asks who her parents are and for her to leave since they're busy.>She protests, they don't listen and she stands there for a minute, unable to believe what is happening to her.>Then she starts crying. The most adorable and moe crying possible.>The scientists say they're sorry, they'll look at her ideas and see if it's possible, she just needs to stop crying, please!>Their faces when her idea is revolutionary and the project is not only feasible but also incredibly efficient.>They praise her and give her headpats.
>>36191401>Focus on COOL GADGETS AND SUBSYSTEMS first.Make it work with psychic powers first, that is what AC is best at after all!
>>36191401>>Focus on COOL GADGETS AND SUBSYSTEMS first.This seems like the best way to make it stand out from the City's current dime-a-dozen suits.
>>36191401>Focus on COOL GADGETS AND SUBSYSTEMS first.As much as I want to pick the silly option.
>>36191437>yfw her ability is super-adaptation>she becomes the most adorable thing>Feito-chan's plan backfires entirely, making Precia the most powerful moebot in existence
Has Precia become an evil (or at least morally flexible) version of Komoe?
>>36191401>Focus on COOL GADGETS AND SUBSYSTEMS first.>Something else? (Write-in!)>Give the armor a built-in sword and a small gun, that are to be mounted on the wrists to serve as Last Resort weaponry.>Wait, you could just make them the basic weaponry and make the whole thing modular. Flight packs? EW equipment? All of it can be mounted on a single type of armor without making many different versions.
>>36191401>Focus on ARMOR and weight distribution and such first.We already have weapons, and gadgets are nice but basically useless without armour in the first place.
>>36191570It's perfect! When can we do it?
>>36191603We already have a knife and a revolver, it seems like they would be redundant.
>>36191591I think we(Akari) talked her out of being evil in the last dream thingy we had with her in it.
>>36191689Did we? I thought we just convinced her that her current plan was a terrible idea, redeeming Precia (if such a thing is even possible to begin with) seems like the sort of thing that would take a lot of work.
>>36191570>She adapts too well and becomes overwhelmingly moe.>People never get anything done when she's around, because they're too busy fawning over her.>She can't get anything done.
>>36191591I think it's less morally flexible and more straight up bad at empathy.
>>36191723>people write off her "saving" the world ideas as adorable chuuni make-believe play.
>>36191665But this version of the armor is for the normal soldiers and Espers.Akari is a Protagonist, and that means she gets a special armor specially made for her.
>>36191783How do we know we aren't working on that special suit right now? Grunt work seems like the sort of thing that could happen offscreen, but the players have to help design their own suit.
>>36191440>>36191466>>36191488>>36191603>COOL TOYS>>36191615ARMOR>>36191783... did I say that? I don't think I did, but I'm not sure. >>36191816See?Anon gets it. Writing!
>>36191761>B-but this plan will save us from the aliens!>Sure it will dear. Now, go play with the other kids over there, the adults are busy figuring out how to kill the xeno scum.>*eyes tearing up* But I'm serious!>There, there, don't cry. Look, I'll show your plan to my colleagues later alright?
>>36191846Called it! We're also gonna need a name for that, but that's done better once we know how it operates.
>>36191721I think we sort of determined that she was less 'evil' more incapable of introspection or self-doubt and somewhat lacking in perspective.
>>36191881Also a complete ditz when it comes to what is socially acceptable behaviour.
Tell the neurosurgeon his urgent appointment can fuck right off, I'm late for Esper Quest.
>another delaySorry about that.Apparently we needed to have another fire drill.Y'know.Because reasons.I'll get back to writing, now. I wasn't far into the post, either.
>>36192378>fire drillWell, you know, you gotta be prepared incase Akari decides to make a visit.
You manage to suppress your urges, and decide to focus on the 'special features' first.There's all sorts of things you could do.Flying wouldn't be too difficult- jetpacks are easy-mode, really. Still, that's less power to be used elsewhere, and more weight. Jetpacks also happen to be rather loud, so something else would have to be made if the stealth approach is to be taken.Stealth is also something to consider- being fast and undetectable is nothing to scoff at, even considering the power drain active camouflage would entail. The dampening of footsteps and such is easy, especially so in a lightweight suit.And then there's the psionics amplifiers. Or Psi-amps, but you think that sounds kinda silly. They... well, they do exactly what one would expect.They amplify psychic powers, making Espers' abilities even more potent. They're lightweight and require almost no power to utilize, but the person wearing the armor has to have the appropriate cranial implants in order for them to work. On top of that, they'd override any sort of targeting system you could mount in a helmet, meaning integrated weapons-fire would be... extremely impaired, and non-integrated weapons-fire would have to be done manually.What do you include?[Pick as many as you like!]>Flight!>Stealth!>Psi-amplifiers!>Something else? (Write-in!) [Requires QM approval!]
>>36192773>Psi-amplifiers!Extra fire powers? Hell yes!
>>36192773>>Flight!>>Psi-amplifiers!These both strike me as the most useful options.
>>36192773>>Flight!>>Stealth!Use a rocketpack for launch, then glide in with a wingsuit for steath!
>lightweight armor, outrun the bastardsUnrelated question, but how do Eldar fare against Tau? I don't remember canon fluff instances of both forces fighting against each other, and the Dawn of War games aren't really an objective measuring tool.Also, how can Precia do all this awesome stuff if she can barely move?
>>36193040I suspect a Craftworld would kick their shit in, but otherwise the Eldar probably don't have any reason to bother.
>>36193040>barely moveShe managed to walk to the lab well enough, it's more just getting used to her new tiny limbs than being that bad. She can manage the thinking, planning and fine manipulation required for this.
>>36193040What do you mean barely move? Looks to me she can move just fine, she's just having a little difficulty because she's still getting used to her new body.
>>36193040Brainstorming doesn't have much to do with your center of balance, that's how.>>36192942The armor'll be light, but not wingsuit light. Also, rocketpack = fuel = heavy and limited. You don't need to fly in space, so a jet is fine. >>36192837flight>>36192874brain powers>>36192896invisibrain>>36192942gotta research silent flying stuff>>36192927>>36193042>FLYING BRAINSOkay, writing!
>>36193209>BrainstormingCan the brains be on fire, or made of metal? Because normal brains falling from the sky doesn't have a lot to it other than a momentary squick value...
You decide to go with both flight-capabilities and the amplifiers. Stealth is nice, too, but the power drain just isn't worth it. You make a note to requisition a bunch of those implants and get a team on the jetpack design/integration, and move on to the next bit.More specifically, you focus on...>WEAPONS>ARMOR
>>36193344>ARMORWe got weapons, we need durability now.
>>36193344>ARMORNot dying is nice.
>>36193344>WEAPONSMove fast, strike hard, don't get hit.
>>36193344>>ARMORRight now survival should be our next priority.
>>36193332>squickTVTropes will ruin your life, anon.
>>36193430The only way TV Tropes ruined my life was introducing me to 4chan and to /tg/.Givem that this led me to discovering this quest, I'd say my life ended up improving.
>>36193577Ironically this quest would be banned from tvtropes due to underaged lesbians.
>>36193629>YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO BE GAY?Or>YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO HAVE A GIRLFRIEND?I knew people who were dating in grade school, for Christ's sake.
>>36193629>banned from tvtropes due to underaged lesbiansEh? There are plenty of articles about series featuring underaged lesbians.
>>36193678The latter, they actually banned the book Lolita for a while because they were bending over for the advertising revenue.
>>36193678>GIRLS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY ONE SLEEPING TOGETHER NAKED?>PURGE THIS OTAKU FILTH!Then there's the recharging scene. Adoralewds is still too lewd for a family friendly site.
>>36193725Screw Lolita.That book is dumb and shady, and anyone who tells you otherwise clearly has a different, and probably valid, opinionIt ruined a perfectly nice name for everyone.Just like Hitler.[/spoiler>>36193742I'm pretty sure there's worse stuff on there than that, but okay.
>>36193725Yeah, I really like TV Tropes, but I was annoyed by some of the things they did to keep getting the Ad money from Google. But I guess it's better than having the site disappear because they can't pay their bills.
>>36193725>read Lolita looking for clues on how to seduce children>both the MC and Lolita herself had so many psychological issues it was an exercise in futility
You decide to focus on the armor portion of the armor, next.Armor, you think, is probably a pretty important factor in armoring things.But you can't put too much on the suits if you want them to be fast- not to mention flight-capable. Naturally, the armor will cover the entire body of the wearer- the decision that has to be made has to do with the distribution of the protection it provides. You could make the portion covering the torso the thickest by far, leaving the limbs and head relatively unprotected.You could also concentrate the armor on both the body and the helmet, leaving only non-important bits un-(relatively)-safe.Of course, you could also distribute the armor evenly across the whole of the suit, making the whole body somewhat protected... -ish.>TORSO>HEAD AND TORSO>EQUAL ARMOR EVERYWHERE>Something else? (Write-in!) [I suppose this one require QM approval, too]
>>36193816I stopped going there when they deleted the Strike Witches page for 'promoting paedophilia', and banned peopled from the forums for questioning that decision or the policy that precipitated it.They may have become less puritan than that again, I honestly don't know.
>>36193921>HEAD AND TORSOGotta protect the think-bits!
>>36193921>EQUAL ARMOR EVERYWHEREI read Black Hawk Down too many times to not push for this.
>>36193921>HEAD AND TORSOSave the important bits!
>>36193921>HEAD AND TORSOCan anyone in tell me how good the Tau Snipers are?If they're not thay good (or nonexistent) I might change to just Torso.
>>36193921>>HEAD AND TORSOReally my primary concern is the head, but I suppose the heart is pretty important too.
>>36194007They're good enough that it doesn't matter where they aim, anon.
>>36194007Tau snipers are good.
>>36194007They're not just good, they're GREAT. Long-range firepower is very much their thing, and targeting is part of that.
>on Tau sniperThey use rail rifles, right? Does our armor offer any protection against that?
>>36194104More like plasma-laser thingies that just use rails somewhere in the design, I think.
>>36194069Their pimp targeting tech mostly compensates for the fact they actually have quite poor eyesight, leaves them at being only a bit better than a human of a similar position.>>36194104That's the issue, the rail rifles are pretty nasty.>>36194157They fire "a hypervelocity, trilium-tipped solid dart" according to lexicanum.
>>36193981>>36193994>>36194007>>36194023>HEAD AND TORSO>>36193985EQUALITYokay, writing!
Right. You should focus as much protection as you can on the areas of the body that /really/ matter.With that out of the way, all that's left for you to decide on is the armament.With the Psi-amps, you can't really integrate ranged weapons, so you're left with these options:[YOU CAN SELECT UP TO TWO- AND YOU CAN HAVE TWO OF THE SAME SORT. BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE TWO SHIELDS. Because that'd be tacky.]>Melee (INTEGRATED)!>Melee!>Ranged!>A Shield?>Something else? (Write-in!) [Good god, what else is there?]
>>36194543>Melee (INTEGRATED)!>ShieldFor maximum Anti-Tau capability.
>>36194543>A Shield?>Something else? (Write-in!) [Good god, what else is there?]Some sort of grapple, like Samus' grappling beam. Or something actually functional, like some sort of high-tech hookshot.
>>36194543>Melee (INTEGRATED)!>A ShieldJust in case we have to get up close and personal.
>>36194605That, much like a whip, is 'melee with reach'.Geez.
>>36194543>>Melee (INTEGRATED)!>>A ShieldThese are the best options for complimenting our powers I think.
>>36194625Well it's for grabban things rather than punchan things, but if you say so.
I'm gonna run out and grab somethin' to eat, so if the votey-period stretches out too long, blame that!
>>36194599>>36194620>>36194650>Integrated melee + shield!>>36194605MELEE plus shield!Okay, writing!There was a line!At 11:20PM! WHAT KINDA FREAK BUYS FOOD AT THIS HO-oh.
>>36194927Rule One of Uni: no matter how fucked up it is, there are at least two people involved, and quite likely more.
… Yeah, shields totally count as weapons!You decide on a shield and integrated-melee combo. You figure that, with the amps, most espers will use their abilities at range, and, for some, a free hand is necessary for power usage. For espers whose abilities are only useful for melee combat, you expect that the amplification and the integrated weapon should be enough for anyone worth his or her salt.And, as for the shield- well, why not have one? With powered armor, a shield'll feel light as a feather- and, more importantly, provide extra protection to most of the body. If nothing else, it'll protect the left arm.All that's left is deciding what sort of integrated weapon to... uh... integrate?You scratch your head, which is an odd thing to do, when you think about it- again, you wonder just why someone would put that much effort into your new, synthetic scalp. You could do something like the 'hidden blade' from those games people seem to like so much, you suppose, or perhaps something more along the lines of 'a gauntlet, but covered in spikes.' You're having trouble coming up with integrated melee weapons.Maybe there just aren't that many out there?You bite your lip and think really hard.…Nope. Nothing.>Retractable blade>Just cover the gauntlet in... (What? Write-in!)>Clearly, the best guantlet-mounted weapon is... (Write-in!) Write-ins encouraged, because I'm drawing a blank on options, here.
>>36195288>Just cover the gauntlet in... power emittersMake their abilities more useful in melee!
>>36195288>Just cover the gauntlet in... (AIM amplification)Might as well specialize rather than add more features.
>>36195288>>Just cover the gauntlet in power stuffFuck it, if nobody else has anything I'll follow the bandwagon.
>>36195332>>36195359>>36195497>Cover it in... stuff!PSYCHIC STUFF.I like it.Writing!
>>36195563Well, if we weren't on track for Erupting Burning Finger before we sure as hell are now.
>>36195654Oh please, you know you love it.
>>36195654You had ONE JOB.
You'll just put some extra amplifiers on the right gauntlet.That counts, right?You use a marker as a fake mustache and say 'Right!' in your best guy-with-a-mustache voice, then do the same with the marker as a beard, then a unibrow, and then a unicorn horn.Somehow, your pretend-chorus of agreement makes you feel a lot better about that decision.…You're not entirely sure what to think of that, if you're gonna be honest with yourself.For some reason, the thought that that blonde girl wouldn't approve runs through your mind.… You shake your head, and, somehow, the thoughts go away.Things just keep getting stranger and stranger.You need to name the armor, you think. Or you could just give it some numbers and letters and say that they mean something, but never actually assign any further meaning to them.>Clearly, it's the Valkyrie>Clearly, it's [INSERT BETTER NAME HERE]>Meh, just go with the gibberish. [BONUS: (INSERT GIBBERISH HERE) double points if it actually means something!]>... Fate. You're not sure why. Just... Fate.
>>36195797>Clearly, it's Crimson Justice
>>36195797>>Clearly, it's Crimson JusticePacific Rim-style it is, I suppose.
>>36195817That's an appropriate name for Akari's personal armor, sure.But not the standard model.
>>36195797>Clearly, it's [INSERT BETTER NAME HERE]>Armored Light InterCeptor (with) Improved Armaments>ALICIA
>>36195859>improved armamentsLIAR.IMAGINARY armamentsAlso, there is no 'Alicia'. Only Feito-chan
>>36195844Is this the standard model? >>36191846implied we were working on the special suit, unless we misread it. If this is the standard suit, then change >>36195817and >>36195840to >>36195859because he's a cheeky bastard and I like it.
>>36195901It's still a clever reference regardless, though.
>>36195901Well, what about "Fast All-Terrain Enhancer"?
>>36195797Fucking Awesome Techno-Enhancement or FATE for short
>>36196007A bit too explicit, though, and not very military sounding.
>>36196048she's a mad scientist with a robo-loli body i'm not entirely sure she's concerned with that
>>36195933I was more >implying that it wasn't going to be mass-produced. It's also entirely possible that Akari gets the first suit made.Why would you design a custom, one-of-a-kind suit without the input of the person you're making it for?>>36195988Yeah, but I'm trying to trick you guys into character development, so if you want to name it after Precia's daughter, you should name it after the one she actually has!>>36195998>it enhances all terrainsIt's silly, but I kinda like it anyways>>36196007Pottymouth, but... what's with you guys and 'enhancement'?
>>36196113>'enhancement'Starts with an 'e' and sounds more military than 'extreme', 'excessive' or 'extender'.But I just thought of a better one. Fast All-Tau Eliminator.
>>36196113>Why would you design a custom, one-of-a-kind suit without the input of the person you're making it for?Because that's exactly the silly sort of thing that Precia would do? Also, if you're trying to trick us into character development, you should probably try to be at least a little sneakier about it.
>>36196178>All-TauThat sounds awkward. Switch it to "Advanced Tau"
>>36196178>engagement>>36196188>Because crazy... okay, yeah, I'll buy it. Can I get some proper, greentext votes?I mean, I put the rules in the OP post for a reason, y'know?
>>36195797>Armored Light InterCeptor (with) Imaginary ArmamentsAsk and ye shall receive!
>>36196268>Fast Advanced Tau Eliminator
>>36195797>>Armored Light InterCeptor (with) Imaginary ArmamentsThis is still the funniest option.
>>36196321>>36196359>You monster>>36196328>>36196375>Feito...OkayMUSUME it is.Yay, compromise!Writing!
… After some mild indecision, you settle on 'MUSUME'.Not because it's a name you particularly want, but because you don't feel like spending any more time wondering what relevance 'FATE' and 'ALICIA' have to you.The former especially so.You move to write the word up above your drawings... but you're not tall enough!You get up on the tips of your toes and->ROLL D20 TO NOT FACEPLANT.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36196557C'mon dice!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36196557>>36196577Apparently Akari's competence is infectious.
>>36196577Damn you anon, I wanted that dojikko moe!
>>36196577OI, GRAVITY>pic related>>36196594Still need one more roll, as is tradition.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>36196557
>>36196693Thank you.WRITING.I need more grumpy images to post when you guys crit.
>>36196727You'll run out. The dice seem to like whoever is current MC and LOVE Akari.
You wobble unsteadily, manage to scrawl 'MUSUME', and, as you're un-tip-toeing, the stepping-stool shifts suddenly beneath your feet, sending you falling face-first towards the gray, concrete floor.Only for you to bring a leg up and-There's a strangely-jarring, but ultimately rather soft 'POP,' and, suddenly, you've got your sense of balance.You finish dismounting the stool and, with both feet planted firmly on solid ground, lift your skirt to get a better view of your legs, where you think the sound came from.…Your left knee, the one you fell on, looks a bit different than before.…In fact, it now looks just like a mirrored version of your right knee.……Your legs were uneven.…Why didn't you think of that?You sigh, and, turning back to the white-board, you leave yourself a note:'NOTE TO SELF- buy underwear'>YOU ARE AKARI!>YOU ARE MATO!>YOU ARE... someone else entirely. (Who? Write-in!)
>>36196937>YOU ARE AKARI!Finally we actually get to be the protagonist!
>>36196937>YOU ARE AKARI!
>>36196937>YOU ARE MATO!I wanna be best girl for a bit! I hope we can be lewd.>'NOTE TO SELF- buy underwear'Miku has strange priorities when dressing robots. I worry for Mokarin.
>>36196995>I worry for Mokarin.Fate doesn't complain, though.
>>36196972>implying you're not the protagonist the vast majority of the timeYou're gonna hurt my feelings, anon.And, if you intend to do that, at least do it with something that's true, okay?>>36196995All espers are crazy in one way or another.Miku's "quirks" include forgetfulness towards pants and pants-related garmets
>>36196937>>YOU ARE AKARI!The main character always takes priority.
>>36196972>>36196975>>36197068>Akariiiiin!>>36196995Objectively best girlfriendOkay, writing!
>>36197035>Miku's "quirks" include forgetfulness towards pants and pants-related garmentsAt what point did her management discover this and how popular were her shows before that point?
>>36197198She usually only forgets pants/skirts, not underwear.She forgot to pick up underpants for Precia because it was something she'd have needed to write down on a shopping list or something similar- and something that, when absent, she couldn't be reminded by looking down.Generally, Mato and the wardrobe/costume people were pretty good at keeping Miku decent, and, more recently, Akane has taken up 'training' Miku out of the habit by wearing whatever garment Miku forget on her head.
>>36197280>She usually only forgets pants/skirts, not underwear.Best way to do it, I support the concept of pantsu clad idols as the new thing.> Akane has taken up 'training' Miku out of the habit by wearing whatever garment Miku forget on her head.I'm not sure if this is adorable in a lewd way or lewd in an adorable way, but either way, hnnng.
>>36197326>I'm not sure if this is adorable in a lewd way or lewd in an adorable wayKnowing Nee-chan?Both.
You are Akari Takamichi, and you've reached the point in the design process where every word out of Miku's mouth is either insanely technical jargon, or an explanation of said jargon that you understand maybe half of.You think she's probably onto something, here, but you've not the slightest idea what it is. …It's getting pretty late in the evening, too.Really, you'd be remiss if you didn't go and prepare dinner.It's not an excuse.It's just... prudent.Yeah.Prudent.>Stick with it. >Get the heck outta this place before you forget what real words sound like>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>36197326>pantsu clad idolsThe new Strike Witches. The original ones would be in their eighties. Or dead ;_;
>>36197419>Get the heck outta this place before you forget what real words sound like"Sorry, Miku-neesan, but I need to visit dinner and eat Mato"
>>36197419>Get the heck outta this place before you forget what real words sound like>>36197431They live forever in our hearts anon.>>36197450I like you.
>>36197419>Get the heck outta this place before you forget what real words sound likeFood? FOOD!
>>36197419>>Get the heck outta this place before you forget what real words sound likeEating is an important part of anyone's day.
>>36197450>Miku-neesanNot yet, anon.Not quite.>>36197450>>36197473>>36197528>>36197555Do you want to deliver >>36197450's line, or just skedaddle?I can do either.
>>36197674Say it, it'll be hilarious and possibly have implications!
>>36197674I do like the line. Torturing Akarin with verbal slipups is fun.
…You're not sure if it was a slip of the tongue, or a product of having technobabble spouted at you for two hours straight, or just a good old-fashioned Freudian slip.But you're sure of what you said. It seems like it was aeons ago, but, in reality, the final word just finished leaving your lips.“Sorry, Miku-neesan, I need to visit dinner and eat Mato.”Miku blinks.Maybe if you try again... damage control, right?It can't possibly hurt to try. “I-I mean, I need to check on dinner for everybody and eat Mato to make sure she sleeps well!”…You were wrong.Horribly, horribly wrong.It truly /can/ hurt to try.Miku's face grows redder and redder as you stare at one another in awkward silence.“... Akari-chan...” she places the strange-looking component in her hand down on the workbench beside her and spreads her arms. “Come here, sweetheart,” she says, and, as if driven by embarrassment, you comply, moving towards her until she wraps you up in a hug.“It's okay, Akari-chan,” she coos, as one of her hands finds its way to your head and begins gently stroking your hair, “You've had a long day, and a long week, and you're stressed and tired, and you made a simple mistake,” she's rocking you slowly from side to side, patting your head, and no longer talking, instead whispering to you. “There's nothing to be ashamed of. I didn't hear a thing, so there's no reason to make that face. Okay?”You nod ever-so-slightly, and she gives you a gentle squeeze. “If you need to go get some rest, then go ahead, alright? I'll have Akane-chan pick something up for dinner while she's out.”>HOME-COOKED MEAL OR BUST.>M-maybe you could use a lie-down...>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>36198102>HOME-COOKED MEAL OR BUST.Time to dig ourselves even deeper!
>>36198102>>HOME-COOKED MEAL OR BUST.Just because we're doing terribly doesn't mean we should stop now.
>>36198102>M-maybe you could use a lie-down...Miku is a good nee-san.
>>36198121>>36198133>CHEF AKARIN>>36198203Listen to future-big-sis, okay?Alright, writing!
She releases you from the hug, and regards you with a smile. “Make sure you don't push yourself too hard, okay? Sheer force-of-will can only account for so much, y'know?”You manage to inform her that you're gonna make dinner anyways, and, after some 'Are you sure?' type questions, she lets you go.You make your way to the-No, that's the bathroom, not the kitchen.You make your way to the actual kitchen, this time, and, after a few minutes of orienting yourself, you're pretty sure you've got this.>ROLL D100 TO BE AWAKE ENOUGH TO COOK
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>36198457COOKING HARDER AND FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>36198457C'mon dice!
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>36198457DICE GODS!
>>36198495YOU HAD ONE JOB, ANON.>>36198480>>36198484Thanks, anonsthat woulda been a cute way to end thisbut noooooanon had to put on his big boy high-roller pants and be competent and not-sleepy.Writing.
>>36198510Honestly, I don't know what you were expecting given our track record.
>>36198530it took me five minutes to find this imageI hope it was worth it, anon.
You blink the sleep away, in much the same way that a hibernating bear without eyelids doesn't.…That didn't make any sense, did it?You shrug and begin preparing food.You use Mato as a sort of 'carrot-on-a-stick'.Mato will be hungry when she wakes up. Mato will be hungry if she can't eat. If you don't cook for Mato, she'll eat unhealthy food, and that's terrible.You imagine the world without the perfect flatness that is Mato, and the sheer revulsion you feel at the prospect is enough to scar you for life... or wake you up.Either way.So motivated, you continue preparing foods.And, before you know it... you're done.Finished.Mission complete.You head to the front room to rouse Mato, and make it as far as the couch before you decide that being conscious is for people who don't have flat to cuddle with, and join Mato in couch-sleep.To Mato's credit, she murmurs your name and wraps her arms around you on contact.Good job, Mato.Good... jo-zzzzzzzzzzz
There you have it, comrades.Thread 23.Thanks for playing and stuffAlso goodnightI'll try to answer questions you guys have before I falll asleep. But I maketh no promises
>>36198768Night Boss, I'm sure we'll have questions to ask when it's not 4:30 in the morning.
>>36198768Good night, thanks for running!