It's time for your weekly dose of flaming lilies. And bad puns. Horrible, terrible puns.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, and you're not entirely sure what the heck you just walked in on.The warehouse Miku-nee directed you to is huge- in fact, you're rather certain it's a re-purposed zeppelin hangar. It's shaped like a massive, hollowed-out semi-circle. Like someone took a giant barrel, chopped it in half vertically, plopped it down on the ground, and said “That seems pretty good.”There's a huge construction of shiny metal beams in the middle of the 'room,' and what seems like a dozen piles of random metal bits just scattered all about.Mato squeezes your hand gently and mutters a 'whoa' as she strokes the back of your hand with her thumb.The people working on what you suppose is the skeleton of the huge 'tank' are all over the place, doing god-knows-what with what looks to you like various hunks of scrap.More importantly, Nee-chan is running around the room, holding a cute cyan makeup bag above her head and dodging a pursuing Miku-nee.…“Akane! Give it back!”“You're cuter without it~!”You blink and look up at Mato. “Is your sister not wearing makeup?”Mato shrugs. “I can't ever really tell, to be honest.”You notice several of the workers taking varying levels of interest in the chase, a few of them even taking pictures on their phones.>Help Nee-chan! Makeup is unnecessary!>Help Miku-nee! Necessary or not, makeup gives a girl confidence!>Watch. This is way too good to interrupt.>Have Mato record it. Fans already think the two are a couple. Teasing them with it can only make the two more popular... Also, twirl your imaginary mustache, you diabolical pyromaniac! >Something else? (Write-in!)
>>37467132>Have Mato record it. Fans already think the two are a couple. Teasing them with it can only make the two more popular... Also, twirl your imaginary mustache, you diabolical pyromaniac! Not sharing the cuteness would be a crime!
>>37467132>Watch. This is way too good to interrupt.>Have Mato record it. Fans already think the two are a couple. Teasing them with it can only make the two more popular... I mean, obviously.
>>37467132>Have Mato record it. Fans already think the two are a couple. Teasing them with it can only make the two more popular... Also, twirl your imaginary mustache, you diabolical pyromaniac!
>>37467132>Have Mato record it. Fans already think the two are a couple. Teasing them with it can only make the two more popular... Also, twirl your imaginary mustache, you diabolical pyromaniac! Do we really need to vote for this one? Short of teasing Mato this has to be the easiest choice in the world!
>>37467204>>37467344>>37467423>>37467486>Film this. It's freakin' gold~Okay! Roll d100 for cute!
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>37467526Cute rolls? Oh dear, the failure will be catastrophic.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>37467526We're professional camera-women.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>37467526C'mon cuteness powers! Dare the dice-gods claim Akari~n isn't cute?!
>>37467576>>37467577>>37467608>13>26>16Mother of god.You're solidly in the moe-zone...I didn't anticipate such power....Okay. Writing.
>>37467694>I didn't anticipate such power.With Akari at the wheel? Naught but your own fault then!
Being lewd with Mato when?
“Mato, are you recording this?”You glance up at her to see that she is, in fact, filming the whole thing. “You bet,” she says.You resume watching the two running about, and find that Nee-chan's now running backwards and holding the bag above her head. “You're cute when you're all flustered like this, Miku-chan~!” She sings, laughing every time Miku-nee takes a swipe at the bag and misses.“I'd be cuter with my makeup...!” Miku exclaims, lunging for the bag in Nee-chan's hands, overextending, and tackling your red-haired elder sister to the floor in the process. Miku-nee goes down with her, and they end up in a rather compromising position on the floor, belly-to-belly, eye-to-eye, Miku's underwear only concealed by Nee-chan's knee.And they're maybe two meters away from the door, where you and Mato are still standing.This is perfect.They're in a classic position for this sort of thing. …They're looking into each other's eyes.They could well kiss.…>Keep filming. This. Is. Gold.>Stop! There's a point where it gets to be too much. Also it's fun to be a huge tease.>Interrupt them with a cheery “Say cheese~!”>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>37468080>Keep filming. This. Is. Gold.We can always cut it before releasing in case a sudden onset of conscience occurs.>>37468061Good anon.
>>37468080>Interrupt them with a cheery “Say cheese~!”
>>37468080>Stop! There's a point where it gets to be too much. Also it's fun to be a huge tease.Too far, Akari is a good girl.
>>37468080>Keep filming. This. Is. Gold.
>>37468091>>37468247>MORE! MOOOOORE! AHAHAHAHA~!>>37468134Make it silly!>>37468135Good girl Akarin strikes again!Alrighty! >Roll d10 to see how good the mood is!
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>37468341I hope it's grrrrreat!
Rolled 5 (1d10)>>37468341
Rolled 9 (1d10)>>37468341Let's see
>>37468472Huh.Do we roll high or low for this?
>>37468496High.The d100 earlier was a sliding scale. Moe on the low end, sappy rabu stuff on the high.
... for the record, the stuff that is used to color the eyelids is mascara, right?Or is that eye-liner? Or... eye-shadow?I'm confused.
>>37468743Why are you asking us, EQM!? This is /tg/!
>>37468818I'll just call it 'eye makeup,' then.Why wouldn't I ask you guys? You know all sorts of random things!
>>37468743No, mascara is the stuff you put on your lashes. You want eye shadow.
>>37468863I bet that anon was called in from /cgl/ or something, you can't fool me!
Mato shoots you a questioning look, and you give her an affirmative nod. She gives you a thumbs-up and returns to recording.Both of their faces are beet-red. They're both panting and breathing heavily, but they're still looking into each other's eyes.Nee-chan presses her knee into Miku-nee's bathing-suit places and says, “You're the cutest, prettiest girl in the world. You don't need to paint your face... All it does is hide how cute you really are.”Miku-nee frowns. Well, tries to frown, at least. Her face is even redder, now. “You... you said you thought my makeup was cute!”Nee-chan giggles. “... Is that what this is about?” Miku-nee makes an angry face, and Nee-chan says, “I just thought it was cute how bad you were at applying it. You wear way too much eye shadow. It makes you look like a little girl who got into her mom's makeup and tried to do it herself.” Miku-nee blinks. “W...what? Really...?” Nee-chan nods, and Miku-nee leans in closer to her face.“Why didn't you tell me earlier?”Nee-chan laughs an awkward laugh- the sort of nervous chuckle one lets out when one paints oneself into a corner, or manages to talk oneself into a metaphorical corner- and mutters something.Miku-nee's voice takes on a tone that you might compare to a razor blade or two left in a pot of honey. “What was that, Akane, dearest? I'm afraid I didn't quite catch it...”Nee-chan laughs again. “It's more fun to tease you with it. You're even cuter when you're angry with me~!”Miku-nee pouts. “You... you big... dumb... dummy!”
Nee-chan grins and wraps her arms around the cyan-haired idol. “You're just too cute,” she says, pulling Miku-nee a little closer to herself with each syllable, “I'm gonna have to eat you up~!”She pulls Miku-nee into a kiss that lasts for an inordinate amount of time.Mato decides that she's got enough and slips her phone back into her pocket, then looks to you and mouths, 'What do we do now?'>Clear your throat. Let the two lovebirds know you're here.>Leave them be. Find someone else to talk to.>Tell them you were recording that. It's the least you can do.>Head elsewhere. You've seen the skeleton of this 'superheavy tank', and you don't figure there's a whole lot you can do to help speed along the process.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>37469201>Head elsewhere. You've seen the skeleton of this 'superheavy tank', and you don't figure there's a whole lot you can do to help speed along the process.I'm sure we don't want our protagonists being scarred sticking around while their sisters do lewd things on the floor.
>>37469201>Leave them be. Find someone else to talk to.''
>>37469201>Head elsewhere. You've seen the skeleton of this 'superheavy tank', and you don't figure there's a whole lot you can do to help speed along the process.>>37469181>Nee-chan presses her knee into Miku-nee's bathing-suit places and saysToo lewd.
>>37469255>>37469388>Head on out. Make like a tree and get the heck outta here!>>37469305Talk to someone else!>>37469388Her quick thinking saved Miku from having her panties all over the internets, anon!Imagine all the conjecture about her panties that such information would kill! Imagine her mother's expression when she finds out her daughter still wears striped underpants that match her hair!No, Nee-chan's a real Japanese hero.Like G.I. Joe, or James Bond. But with pantyshots instead of megalomaniacal villains.Anyways, writing!
>>37469623I'm sure, I'm sure. No way would Akane ever do anything lewd like that normally. Right?
>>37469752Yes, exactly!Akane is a good girl! Promise!
>>37469887I'm sure Akane has never pushed Miju down on the bed at all!
You look at the scene your sister and your girlfriend's sister are making there on the floor, then turn to Mato and gesture to the door. 'Let's skedaddle,' you tell her, communicating in the hand-signals you invented just before fighting that giant robot.Mato nods and signals, 'Ten-four, mi amor. Where to next?'The two of you quietly take your leave as you contemplate your answer.It's a good question, really, if a bit unnecessary.Mato has the phone numbers of just about anyone you could want to visit, so finding someone will be as easy as calling and asking where they are.So... where are you headed?>The office! It's been too long since you've done your job, and there seems to be a lack of Tau activity at the moment! (Mami and the Twins)>To see what your wizard friend/fellow red-haired comrade is up to! (Kyouko, Chariot, and Sayaka)>Fate's 'hideout!' You're worried about her after telling Precia the truth! (Fate, Mokarin, and Minami)>To the lab where Project Sol Aeternam is researched or whatever! (Steve, I guess? Also loads of nerds)>To the Sororitas! Meeting up with them will probably boost their morale, if nothing else! (SoBs, their Battle-Brother, and Strength)>Somewhere else? (Write-in! [And make it a good one! I had to dig through a lot of notes to get this stuff re-solidified in my head, I'll have you know!])
>>37470168>To the Sororitas! Meeting up with them will probably boost their morale, if nothing else! (SoBs, their Battle-Brother, and Strength)
>>37470168>The office! It's been too long since you've done your job, and there seems to be a lack of Tau activity at the moment! (Mami and the Twins)Let's see if we can't find some work!Also I'm off to sleep, night!
>>37470168>The office! It's been too long since you've done your job, and there seems to be a lack of Tau activity at the moment! (Mami and the Twins)Justice!
>>37470168>To the Sororitas! Meeting up with them will probably boost their morale, if nothing else! (SoBs, their Battle-Brother, and StrengthSure, we haven't seen the Sisters iin a while. And Strength, I guess.
>>37470301Nighty-night, anon!>>37470246>>37470565>Sororitas!>>37470301>>37470328>Off to work!Hmm.Roll d626 to see how lucky you are!Yeah.
Rolled 286 (1d626)>>37470624Fine, I'll go it, jeez guys.
>>37471380I gave up on that roll awhile back, anon. I'm writing as we speak!
Rolled 270 (1d626)>>37471412You can't tell us what to do!!Rolling for God-Empress shenanigans
“We should probably head to the office,” you say after a few moments of contemplation.Mato nods. “Good thinking, Akari,” she chimes as she pats you on the head, “It's been way too long since we've been!”The two of you make your way to the office that serves as the headquarters of Judgment Branch 90, walking side-by-side. It doesn't take you more than a few minutes to arrive, and, when you do, you find it impossible to miss the big, black, heavily- armed and armored vehicle parked out in front of the building. It's hard to say, given it's not covered in gold and/or skulls, but, if you had to guess, you'd say it belonged to the Sisters. The fleur-de-lis on the front armor helps, as do the multiple flamethrowers.You and Mato exchange glances, then shrugs, then head for the door, passing Strength's big robot-fists, that huge hammer that the Sisters' 'brother' used before, and a few crates of middling size on your way inside.…You open the door, and, much to your surprise, the small, dark-skinned form of Strength stumbles backwards through the open doorway and careens into you, almost knocking you off-balance.Fortunately, you catch the tiny cyborg, and, in turn, Mato puts a hand on your back to stabilize you. “S-sorry! I was leaning against the door, and then-”You pat the girl on her head and smile. “It's fine. You didn't do any harm, so don't worry about it!”Mato nods her agreement, then, after a few moments of head-patting, peeks inside. “What's going on in there, Yuu-chan?”Yuu shrugs. “They're having drinks to celebrate finishing making that thing,” she says, gesturing to the armored vehicle with a thumb, “it's really crowded and they're all pretty drunk.” She frowns at that last bit.>Offer to take Strength with you to... wherever it is you end up going?>>Yeah!>>Nah.
>>37471772>Join the Party
>>37471849How irresponsible, anon!>>37472034>Take the girl!Are we slowing down already?Aww. I get one unexpected interruption, and it all goes to sleepy-land, doesn't it?Oh, well.Writing!
>>37472240It happens.it's actually really late where I live and I have college tomorow morning, so I can understand why people would want to sleep already.It's times like these that make me glad I have insomnia.
Mato nods sympathetically. “Wanna come with us, then?”Yuu hesitates a moment, then gives a curt nod. “I-if you don't mind...”You look inside and find just about what you came to expect from Yuu's description: bottles of what you can only assume is strong alcohol, bottles which you can only assume contained strong alcohol not too long ago, and Sisters and senpais staggering about in their drunkenness. There's some rather loudly-playing music you don't recognize, and you're pretty sure that the Twins are trying to sing along in a duet sort of way.You observe for another few seconds, then shrug. Why people find this sort of thing fun, you'll never know.You close the door and turn to face Mato and Yuu. >Take Yuu to the park and get some ice cream or something.>Check in on Fate and Mokarin.>Check in on your magical pals.>Something else? (What? Write-in!)
>>37472695>Take Yuu to the park and get some ice cream or something.
>>37472695>Take Yuu to the park and get some ice cream or something.Spend some time with our new little sister.No, she doesn't get any say in the matter. She is our new Little Sister.
>>37472875>>37472972>Everybody screams!Okay, writing!
>>37473066>Everybody screams!This isn't worrying at all!
>>37472972>She is our new Little Sister.That is something I can get behind.
“How about we go get some ice cream?”Mato smiles. “Sounds good to me,” she says, “What about you, Yuu-chan?”Yuu nods ever-so-slightly. “O-okay.” She casts a sidelong glance at her robot-punchy-fists. “... I guess we can leave those here. They're too heavy for anyone to steal, right?”Mato picks one of the big, metal arms up and hefts it for a few moments, before nodding. “Yep. Most people couldn't move one of those an inch, let alone both of 'em.”That seems to put Yuu somewhat at ease, and, with that taken care of, the three of you head off on a quest for ice cream.…Yuu and Mato are sitting on the same park bench as you, but just far enough away that you don't melt their ice cream with your warmth. You're busily assaulting your ice cream with your tongue in an effort to keep it from dripping all over yourself, whereas the others are taking their time- and having a nice conversation, to boot!“...You're really strong, Mato-chan.”“Yep. It comes with my ability. I'm really, really healthy.” Mato pauses for a moment. “I have really good senses, too. Especially my eyesight, hearing, and smelling.”Yuu blinks. “How come it's 'eyesight' instead of just 'sight'? Why don't the other senses follow that pattern? Eyesight, ear-hearing, nose-smell, tongue-taste, and skin-touch?”…Mato shrugs. “Maybe it's 'cause the other ones sound dumb? I mean, what about your sense of balance, or your sense of temperature? Or the way you can feel the parts of your body and, y'know, where they are?”
Yuu wiggles her fingers. “That last one... I can feel where my arms and tail are, and they're not even really my body-parts.” She glances down at her tail. “How... how does that work?”Mato scratches her chin. “Maybe you have some sort of... sense of... butt-wiggle?”You can't help but snort at that, and the look on Yuu's face is priceless.“... butt... wiggle?”You're not sure what to do- or think- about this conversation.>Just leave it be.>Interrupt and explain that the traditional senses aren't the only ones.>Ask what having a tail is like. (Is it rude? You're not sure.)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>37473860>Ask what having a tail is like. (Is it rude? You're not sure.)
>>37473860I'm torn between letting the cute continue amd showing off how intelligent and wise Akari is, but...>Just leave it be.Also, where the heck is the Eye of Judgement?Did he take a vacation? Is he on a trip in search of Enlightenment? What kind of powers and knowledege did he gain after his quest in search of true spiritual understanding?
>>37474001It's still chilling between Mami's mammies.So it's probably something between a vacation and a quest for enlightenment.
>>37473860>Just leave it be.
>>37473938TELL THE TALE OF THAT TAIL>>37474001>>37474068>Leave it be. Okay, writing!
>>37474063Apparently, even sentient Spheres of Fire can appreciate the greatness of Mami's Great Mammies....Wait, I just realized that the Ye is pulling a Boota and Mami is his Yoko.And if Mami is Yoko, that means the Twins are Kamina and Kittan, meaning both are going to die and later reappear as ghosts or something to motivate the protagonists.I have no Idea how the fuck my train of logic went there, maybe I should go to sleep?Nah.
You decide to let the conversation carry on.You've still got ice cream to eat, after all.…“... Mato-chan, I don't think butt-wiggle is a sense...”Mato gives a thoughtful 'hmmm,' then asks, “What's having a tail like? Is your tail like a cat's? Or a dog's? Or maybe a monkey's or something?”Yuu blinks. “I... um.” She blinks some more. “It's hard to describe? I mean, what would you say if I asked you what it's like to have flesh-and-bone arms and legs, or what it's like to be tall?”Mato shrugs. “It's pretty natural, I guess? Being tall's a pain sometimes, though. I kinda miss being able to go back and forth... it's nice to not need haircuts all the time anymore, though.”There's a pause in conversation for a few moments, until Mato speaks up again. “Does your tail wag when you're happy? What about if I rub your belly or scratch behind your ears?”Yuu's face turns bright red, and she manages to stammer something about scorpions before sinking back into silence.You finish your ice cream and let out a contented sigh. You didn't spill a single drop.…You get the feeling, though, that Mato's gonna give poor Yuu-chan a heart attack if she keeps asking those sorts of questions.>Interject; change the subject (Any particular subject you want to cover?)>Interject; ask if she has to wear special underwear.>Interject; say/ask (Write-in!)>Stay out of it. This is fascinating.>Tell Mato she's gonna kill poor Yuu-chan with these questions.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>37474763>Tell Mato she's gonna kill poor Yuu-chan with these questions.its really slow
>>37474763>Stay out of it. This is fascinating.>Quietly record it for posterity.
>>37475019>Mato pls>>37475052>Fascinating...I think we'll call it a day after this next post.Anyways, I'll try to work with this. Writing!
You're about to nudge Mato and tell her to ease up when Yuu pipes up again. “Mato-chan, why do you wear a bikini, short shorts, and your coat all the time?”Mato tilts her head. “Eh?”“If you're wearing your coat, then you're either cold, or cool enough that you don't mind the extra warmth it provides, right? If that's accurate, then... why wear so little clothing? Why not wear pants and a shirt or something?”Mato blinks.…“I... but... I... what?”Yuu frowns. “... Mato-chan?”“... Why don't you wear pants, Yuu-chan?”“... because I have a metal tail that's really sharp?”…Mato looks down at the aforementioned sharp metal tail. …“Ah. Indeed.”
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