The Pirates Who Don't Do Anythinghttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first. Infact, you can do more than one move in a row like the anime, but so can your opponents.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Totodile)Badges: 3Recently: After training, you and Polu took on the poison gym and won!
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>>1349132Woo! Not so first for butts!
>>1349169Also Bananas! Hana has been acting kind of weird ever since that nice. Who knew she loved fruit so much?
You can’t believe you beat the gym. And while you had a few tense moments, it wasn’t very close.Keira slides down your body, arms and legs still wrapped around you. She rolls away with the huge smile on her face that even her particularly scary makeup today can’t dampen.“Okay, what’s your real story?” The gym leader asks.“I...I don’t understand.”“The way you grabbed the vial while disguising your aura, the way you battled, and this obviously fake priestess. Who are you all, really?”You did what to your aura?“Fake?” Keira points to herself.“I wasn’t born yesterday, Ghost Priestesses don’t just touch anybody, let alone leave their temple without a good reason.”Keira looks more bemused than offended. She gives you a very rare look of self-awareness.Polu steps forward. “I can promise you, they’re who they say they are.”Her eyes are the only thing really visible under the face mask she put back on. And they’re looking awfully suspicious right now. “You’re going to have to be more convincing than that if you want your badges.” She dangles them out in front of both of you. “You’re the most suspicious of all, Polu. You’re hiding something.”>Snatch them (requires roll)>Just go along with it. Claim to be working some sort of angle.>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powers>Ask Polu about what he’s hiding>Something else
>>1349204>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powers
>>1349204>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powers>Aren't Gym Leaders meant to be gracious in defeat?
>>1349204>>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powers>Also Mace is pretty good at listening, given his face is a giant ear. Your mons were too noisy for him.>Snatch them (requires roll)>See I just go lucky (if we fail) or blatant shock (if we succeed)
>>1349204"Keira's a weirdo (but in a very nice way!), and my aura's been weird ever since I went on a vision quest."
>>1349204>>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powers
>>1349204>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powers>LAY HANDS! (1d4 hp)
>>1349204>>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powersWe can demonstrate our paladin powers on Mace or one of her pokemon. Whichever works for her.That probably raises more questions than answers, but would she believe us if we said that we really don't understand what's so strange about that all? We should be like an open book to her.
>>1349204>Keira’s just unusual and you have some aura powersMaybe also mention being Maema.
Awwwwwwwwww yeah, time for Pokemans!>>1349204Supporting this >>1349319
>>1349319Should we just give her our life story from the start of our journey up until this point? It's pretty fucking unbelievable, but we'd say it with such innocence!
>The pirates that don't do anythinghttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWU1CmrJNc
“Keira’s just a weirdo.” You say. You check to see if she’s offended, but she’s taking that as a compliment. Maybe it’s because you said it with such an upbeat tone. “And my aura’s been weird since I went on a vision quest to become Maema.”Now she’s really giving you the stink eye. “Weird how?”You lean down and heal Mace. It’s not much, but it’s a visible change in his condition. Your head is a little light when you stand back up.She says nothing for a minute. You can’t see her face either. But whatever she’s thinking, she must be okay with it, because she turns to Polu. “And you?”“I’m just a trainer from Kontote traveling with friends and trying to make it as best I can!”She gives him another suspicious look, but let’s it go. “Well, I must say I am impressed regardless. You’ve got quite the talent, both of you.” Polu looks less sure about that, but he’s more than willing to take the compliment. She flips up two shiny objects. Everyone turns their heads up to watch them fly and try to catch them. Polu grabs his and yours falls to the grass. You pick it up and examine it. “These are TMs!”“Venoshock.” She tells you. “Shame I didn’t get a chance to demonstrate it.”“Does this mean we get badges, too?” Polu asks eagerly.She points to your shirts. She pinned badges on them! “Maybe I could use you.” She says, more to herself than anybody else. “How would you three like to pull a job for me?”“What kind of job?”She motions for you all to sit back down to her table. She offers tea, but nobody takes her up on it.“So my brother has a ship down at the pier. On that ship, is a small amulet. It looks exactly like this.” She takes one from around her neck and shows it to you. “But it has a qwilfish on it. I want it.”“But why?” Keira asks.“Because then, I’ll have the ultimate authority to dictate what happens to his ship. And if he gets mine, he control of my gym.”“Why do you want his ship?”She waves the concern away. “I don’t. I just want him to not make port here anymore. Whenever he’s on the island, he tries to take my amulet. As far as I’m concerned, he’d be free to sail around and do whatever it is he does normally.”“It’s so sad when siblings fight.” Keira says, wistfully.“Oh, it’s hardly a fight. More of a...rivalry. He’s always wanted to show that he’s the better thief. But I’m sure if he had control of the gym, he’d get up to all sorts of unsavory abuses. And we don’t want that, do we girls?” She yells back to the bushes.“No, mistress.” A bush answers back.“So what do you say? I’d compensate you, of course.”>Sure, but only if you give us (name something)>Sure, if you give your word she just wants to keep him away>You’ll pass. You don’t want to get involved>Ask a question>Something else
>>1349390>>Sure, if you give your word she just wants to keep him away
>>1349390>But if we steal the amulet doesn't that mean we're the ones who control the ship then?>And if he gets mine, he control of my gym.Missing a "gets" there Gobble.
>>1349390>You’ll pass. You don’t want to get involved.This isn't very paragon. Herb is better than this.
>>1349390>You’ll pass. You don’t want to get involvedBesides having someone else do the stealing hardly proves anything
>>1349390>You’ll pass. You don’t want to get involved
>>1349390>Sure, but only if you give us (name something)Maybe some insight and help with managing poison types (Belladonna). Making her the best she can be
>Ask a questionHas she considered leaving the gym herself? She might not trust her brother with the gym, but I'm sure there are others on the island that could take care of it.
>>1349390>Sure, if you give your word she just wants to keep him awayI'm assuming Herb is wearing a shirt that he's fine with having a pin in after last time.
>>1349390>Sure, if you give your word she just wants to keep him away
>>1349390>You’ll pass. You don’t want to get involvedIgnore previous vote
>>1349413This is a good question.
[Since there were questions and it’s close, I’m going to do a revote on if Herb will take the job.]“Do you promise that you’re just planning on keeping him away?”She leans back. “Well, aren’t you the honest one, young Bro. Yes. If you do this for me, I promise just to keep him away.” She puts her hand up like she’s swearing. “If I can be honest, it’s not just about the gym, though. This island...it’s not good for him. He needs something more wholesome. Something where people won’t lead him down the wrong path more than he’s already gone.”Oh. That’s sweet, in a weird, roundabout sort of way. As an older and younger brother, you understand, though. But still, she could be just saying that, and stealing isn’t really your way.She didn’t explicitly say to steal it. You might be able to find another way. That’s probably a fantasy, though.Gah! You’re so confused!“If we get it, doesn’t that make us in charge of the ship?”She leans in close. “Technically. But you wouldn’t be able to hold it for long. I wouldn’t recommend that course of action.” To emphasize her point, a bush launches a throwing star into the wood table right in front of you.“Come on, will you try to get it for me?”>Yes>No
>>1349495>YesGood guy Herb at your service
>>1349495>YesI guess there isn't harm in trying
>>1349539If it looks bad or feels like a set up, we can always walk away
>>1349495>noIf you and your army of ninjas can't get it, I don't stand a chance!
>>1349495>YesMight as well try. If we can't diplomance or steal it we can just tell her to try herself and leave.
>>1349495>Yes"We'll take a look, but no promises."The last guys Herb turned down were good guys.
You look to your friends. Polu says nothing.Keira puts a hand on your shoulder and gives you a disarming smile. “I’ll help, if you want. It sounds fun!”“Alright. I’ll try.” You tell Kalai. “I can’t promise I’ll succeed, though.”“‘Undersell and overdeliver’ huh? I heard that motto from a mainlander once.” She tells you. “We’ll give you a layout of the ship and a list of crewmembers, but beyond that, you’re on your own.” She claps her hands and an assistant appears the some paper for you. “Good luck.”You and your friends are escorted to where you first arrived on the gym grounds. On the way, Polu takes you aside. “You sure you’re up for this, bro?”“It couldn’t hurt to try, right?”“Yeah, I guess you’re right. I’ll back you up. But what about Keira?”She’s smiling and humming as she walks along. Cutefly flies along with her, going up and down with her pitch. She’s the picture of innocence.>Find an excuse to keep Keira out of it. You and Polu can handle it.>Tell Polu that you and Keira will be fine. He can go.>You’ll handle it on your own.>Ask another friend to help you (specify)>Something else
>>1349634>>Something else>Just do it with both of them you baby
>>1349634>Something else>I'm just gonna try asking him for it. If he knows his sister's pure intentions, he can't say no, right?
>>1349634>Kiera can be look out/ distraction
>>1349634>>Tell Polu that you and Keira will be fine. He can go.Let's make sure we're all healed up and ready to go.
>>1349652Ah wait, scratch that. >With the three of us together, we got this!
>>1349634>>1349643I'll back it.
>>1349643I like it.
>>1349634>>1349643I'll support this too
“With all three of us, we can’t fail!”He tries to look skeptical, but he can’t help but get psyched up. “Yeah bro! Team PolKeiHerb!”Keira runs over with her own attempt. “Team KeiraHerbPol!” “So, what’s the plan?” He asks as you all walk into the pokemon center. “Get some dark clothes and rope and grapple hooks? Oh man, that’d be so radical!”“I was just going to try asking him for it. If he knows his sister's pure intentions, he can't say no, right?”Polu and Keira share a look. He’s making a weird face, but she looks really happy with the idea.“Okay, bro. You try that, and Keira and I will uhh, do a backup plan while you’re talking to him.”“I want to go with Herb.” Keira protests. “I think he has a good plan.”>Great! Good luck, Polu!>Thanks, but she should help Polu>Trust me, Polu. Just come with me and we’ll do it the honest way>Something else
>>1349730>Great! Nothing bad with having a fall back plan. We're counting on you, Polu!
>>1349730>Great! Good luck, Polu!No hard feelings my man.
>>1349741>>1349730Also goddamn, that pic. Normally Mallow doesn't do that to me.
>>1349730>Trust me, Polu. Just come with me. The more of us there are, the more convincing we can be!
>>1349730>Thanks, but she should help PoluOur part of the plan doesn't really need more than one person to work. Polu's might.
>>1349730>Great! Good luck, Polu!He'll never expect to get robbed after we ask for it nicelyAfter all, what kind of idiot thief would tell his mark their target?
>>1349730>Great! Nothing bad with having a fall back plan. We're counting on you, Polu!Besides, Keira doesn't fit in all that well. He'd have an easier time not drawing attention if she isn't with him.We, on the other hand, want to draw all the attention, so she should travel with us.
>>1349764I can think of a way to draw a lot of attention using Keira :^)
>>1349730>Great! Good luck, Polu!
>>1349757Only the greatest of thieves, intentionally publicize their marks! Herb surely must be a Master Thief! That Fiend!
>>1349730>Thanks, but she should help Polu
>>1349366>not posting the superior versionhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3bnJuUl415w>>1349730Po-Ke-John!
“Great! Nothing bad with having a fall back plan. We're counting on you, Polu!”“Good luck, bro!” He grabs his pokemon. “Be careful. Don’t say anything too dangerous, okay?”Huh. You wonder what he meant by that. Oh well. Your pokemon are delivered back to you from the pokemon center, and you and Keira start heading to the docks. According to the info they gave you, he and a lot of his crew tend to hang out at a tavern near there.All sorts of interesting characters walk by as you make your way there. The streetlights become fewer and farther between, and the alleys become narrower and messier. Jeez, this town sure gets scary at night.But somehow, you make it there without incident. The tavern looks right out of some movie. At least, from the outside. A few rough looking sailor types are gathered just around the corner of the entrance playing dice. A loud, manly cheer booms out from the wooden door. The smell of sea salt and stale beer stains permeate the air. Gobble and the others stay close to you.You turn to your Keira. She doesn’t seem concerned in the slightest.“Ready, Keira?”“Yeah!” She reaches her palm out. You instinctively high five it. She looks ecstatic that it worked. “That’s a fun mainlander custom!”>Kick the door open and assertively ask for Captain Pahoa>Enter the side entrance and shyly look around for him>Ask her to take the lead. Nobody wants trouble with a Ghost Priestess, right?>Play a prank on her for once. Tell her it means you’re engaged now.>Something else
>>1349883>Just walk in the front door normally and ask politely around for Captain Pahoa
>>1349883>>Play a prank on her for once. Tell her it means you’re engaged now.
>>1349883>Play a prank on her for once. Tell her it means you’re engaged now.
>>1349883>>Kick the door open and assertively ask for Captain Pahoa
>>1349896>>1349901>>1349905>>1349907This seems a bit odd
>>1349883>Kick the door open and assertively ask for Captain PahoaWho run Barter Town
>>1349896>>1349883>Just walk in the front door normally and ask politely around for Captain PahoaHonestly, why would we do anything different?
>>1349883Changing >>1349922 and Supporting this>>1349896>>1349927Honestly it would just be funny to try and tough our way in, like a dumb kid that's seen waaaay too many movies
>>1349920Oh shit, people are agreeing on something!It must be one person making four posts on six different machines ahead of time to samefag a relatively minor vote!
>>1349950Eh, I'm paranoid, samefagging has happened plenty of times on /qst/ before
>>1349967They've all posted before in this thread, you can see if you hover over the ID. I'm pretty sure you can't change your IP back to a previous one, so that's a pretty good indicator that they're not samefagging.
>>1349974I've got 7 phones all with their own data plans
>>1349883>Just walk in the front door normally and ask politely around for Captain PahoaNo need to be rude about it.(Also, since there might be samefagging going on, I'll note that I just got caught up from the second half of last thread)
>>1349920Well you seem a bit odd but most of us were nice enough not to mention it.
>>1349989It's always good to call out possible samefagging, though it might be a bit too early in the thread to say if it's clearly one way or the other.
>>1350005>Handful of people agree on something that barely matters, all of them have several posts already this early in the thread>FUCKING SAMEFAGS REEEEEEEEEEEEEI mean, come on.
Save that salt for the waifu wars or rolling a 1.
>>1350014it was hardly a reeeeeeeeing, but you're not wrong. Usually the samefags are more incompetent
>>1350022Unless we're in a battle, I don't mind rolling ones. Sure, we fail, but it's usually in a funny way.
going by how many posts somebody has is not really the best way to detect samefags, I usually don't post unless I have something interesting to say and usually only vote when I think the outcome matters. Which means a vote is often times my first post. I tend to go more by if somebody just does the bare minimum to vote such as not making a small post with it describing their thinking as to why they voted that way; that's hard to fake.
You decide the simple way is best. No need to try something new, scary, and outside of your wheelhouse. You open the door and look around. Keira and your Pokemon follow.The tavern looks exactly like you imagined it, and then some. Rough sailor types, serving girls with frilly dresses and distractingly low-cut tops that make you think back to Laki in that sundress for some reason, and smoke and pokemon making their way between it all.You go to the bartender. He gives you a strange look. “You sure you’re in the right place?”“I think so. I’m looking for Captain Pahoa.”He stops cleaning his glass. “Oh. I see now. You cabin boys are getting younger and younger, though.” He motions his head to a large crowd around a table. “That way.”Wow. That was easier than you expected! You head over to the large crowd and find a small opening to slide through to see what everyone is gathering around for. “And then I swung back to my ship, the booty in one hand, and the other hand on the booty!” He holds a small chest in one arm and slaps the rear end of one of his crewmembers with the other. The thunderous roar of laughter would be jostling you over if you were squished between people.Captain Pohoa is a large, bearded man with a stylish beard and an open leather jacket. He’s got an armband as a bandanna like Polu. He picks up a large mug and downs it in one go before wiping his mouth with his sleeve, somehow managing not to leave a drop or stain his sleeve.>Introduce yourself and ask for his amulet. Just go for it>Introduce yourself and get to know him before asking>Stand around and watch to learn more before doing anything>Something else
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and ask for his amulet. Just go for itThey always appreciate that in cartoons.
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and get to know him before asking
>>1350090>>Introduce yourself and get to know him before askingHerbs caring not entirely naive
>>1350090>>Introduce yourself and get to know him before asking
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and ask for his amulet. Just go for it
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and ask for his amulet. Just go for itCan't see a way for it to fail
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and ask for his amulet. Just go for itWe could always say if we don't like what his sister's planning we could give the amulet back.
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and get to know him before askingMaybe see how our opinion of him matches up with what his sister said about him first.
>>1350090>Introduce yourself and ask for his amulet. Just go for itWhat could possibly go wrong?More seriously though, this'll give him an opportunity to explain his side of things. Don't forget that the gym leader might be pulling a fast one herself.
Worse comes to worse, we pokebattle for it
“Go fetch more, will ya?” He tosses his empty mug into the unprepared hands of one of his subordinates.“Hi.” You quickly take the empty seat next to him, then reach your hand out to shake his. “I’m Herb.”He shakes it, but only in confusion. He looks around to his crew, but nobody has an explanation for your presence. “Hello.” He chuckles a little. His eyes rest on Keira for a second. “I’m not dying, am I?” He jokes.Keira waves off his concern. “Technically we’re all dying, but I’m not here for that.”“Huh. And here I thought I was being escorted to the heavens by a cute little cherub.” He kisses your hand. Bella leaps onto the table to make him back off, causing him to laugh even more. He doesn’t consider you or Keira even remotely threatening.“Heavens?” Keira asks. “You mean the afterlife, right? Is a cherub another word for a Ghost Priest?”“Uhh yeah, sure. Whatever.” He scoots closer to you. “So what’s a young trainer like you doing here?”“I came to ask something from you.” You tell him straight.“Stay and have a drink with me, and I’ll consider it.” He orders you a drink. You ask for water instead. Keira is given a mug as well and inspects it only briefly before chugging it.The two of you end up talking for awhile. He asks all about where you’re from, if you’ve ever been out to sea, if you want to feel his muscles (Wow! Even more impressive than Laki!) and you both end up on the topic of fashion. He actually knows a lot. He even ends up giving you some tips on a few things that might really work for you.“I’ve got a few crates of designer clothes that uhh, my crew and I happened to get on a five finger discount. Why don’t you come to my boat and we can have a fashion show?” That must be some sort of islander slang. He downs his next mug. “Oh yeah, before that, you had a favor you wanted to ask, right?”Oh right. You were so into the conversation you almost forgot. Now, how to phrase this?>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.>Talk about how hollow a life of stealing must be. Surely he’s ready to give it all up, right?>Challenge him for his ship. You saw his bandana, he can’t turn it down>Something else
>>1350254>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.
>>1350254>>Challenge him for his ship. You saw his bandana, he can’t turn it down
>>1350254>>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.
>>1350254>>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.We're terrible at the whole 'subterfuge' thing. Let's go with what we're comfortable with.
>>1350254>>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.Herb getting hit on by a man is doing things to me
>1350254>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.I'd be fine with challenging him too depending on how this turns out.
>>1350254>Your sister sent me to get your amulet because she’s worried about you.Oh my god he's flirting with us. Stay cool, Herb. Just because he's handsome doesn't mean you have to listen to him.
>>1350277Just wait until Hana hears that a big muscly pirate was flirting with Herb
>>1350275Yea but he might declare 'terms' >>1350274>>1350277We need to make sure we stick to water otherwise Herb may succumb to the offer of a fashion show if we lose
>>1350287Wait until Jane hears. I'd love to see how she'll out-man this manly man and win our affections.
>>1350304I... i think i want him to succumb, succumb like i have anon
>>1350304>>1350325I'd be down for the Fashion Show bin
>>1350325god you people are lucky, if this turned hard gay I don't think I would be able to continue. And I love this quest; it would break my heart.
>>1350333Has gobble ever even made a Gay Bin?
>>1350335I think at worstbest it would turn semi-gay. Kind of risque but nothing too overt. Too many anime influences.
>>1350348You mean like everything with Kat ever?
>>1350335I mean, I want it to turn gay, but for Polu, not this guy. I'd be super down for Herb examining his same-sex feelings because of this guy. But I don't see anything physical actually coming out of this. Maybe a homoerotic, noncanon bin at most. How does that sound?>>1350348Yes, but only if you count lesbians.
>>1350348I don't think so. Normally I hate hard gay, but traps aren't gay>>13503532 guys and 2 girls aren't the same
>>1350353I mean Gay-Gay not Lez-Gay
>>1350356Tender bara butt love?
>>1350356as long as the canon was intact I would be fine with it; I wouldn't read the bin but I would survive. I can't speak for everyone like me though, most wouldn't admit it is even an issue which makes the matter tricky to deal with.
“I wanted to talk to you about your amulet. Your sister send me. She’s worried abo-”He pushes you back. Crewmembers are caught almost as unprepared as you are, but they drop everything and grab your arms so you can’t move. They even grab Keira, although you note that they seem really awkward and unsure about it. Enough that she’s able to squirm loose, crawl up one’s back, and jump to a chandelier out of reach. She can move like some sort of lubed up, long tube shaped water balloon.He pats himself down with one hand and draws a sword on you with another. He finds his amulet safely on his person. “So, she thought she’d use my weakness against me, huh? Real convincing act.”“What? No. She seemed really concerned about you. So I came to ask for your amulet so you wouldn’t be able to make port here anymore. She says it’d keep you from getting in trouble.”He stares at you for a second. Then he chuckles, then laughs. The crew isn’t sure what to do, but slowly join in. Good timing, too, because you spot Bella about to attack his ankle. Gobble takes the opportunity to eat from his plate. Dice got up in the rafters with Keira somehow, and Mace isn’t anywhere to be seen, but you’re not too worried about him.“You’re serious, aren’t you? And you just thought you’d ask for it?” Another round of laughter. Even Keira, who crawls up the chandelier chain to the rafters, giggles a little. It is pretty infectious.“She must be worried. Or weak at the moment. Why else would she try such a desperate move? Sending you is just pathetic.” He makes an apologetic wave with his sword. “No offence.”You understand where he’s coming from, but still. Ouch. “It’s okay.”“I actually like you, Herb. You don’t find many people willing to just state what they want. And even less with as good an eye for fashion. But I’m going to have to keep you under guard.”“What? Why?”“Because me and my crew are going to the gym! Aren’t we, boys?”They cheer.Uh oh.>Wait! Try to convince him to give it up (write in suggested. Also requires a roll)>Have your pokemon cause chaos and run in the confusion (Requires roll, but lower)>Challenge him for his amulet>Well, you tried. It’s up to Polu, now>Something else
>>1350433>>Challenge him for his amuletPokemon battle time
>>1350438He does have a bandana on, he's obligated to accept a challenge.
>>1350433>Challenge him for his amulet
>>1350433>>Challenge him for his amuletsounds like a good plan
>>1350433>Well, you tried. It’s up to Polu, now...pirates vs ninjas?
Anyone else think one of the reasons why Kalia has beef with her brother is a 'my brother stole one of my boyfriends' angle?
>>1350443and a pokemon battle is the best chance we have of getting it from him.
>>1350433>>Challenge him for his amulet>I beat your sister with one gutsy Roggenrola.
>>1350467>Can we word it like "We 'rocked' her world"
>We challenge him>Fight at the docks>Sharpebro fights for us at the eleventh hour(Please please please please)
“I challenge you!” You shout out. The crowd freezes.“What?”“I’m challenging you for your amulet. You can’t back down because of your bandanna, right?”Everyone laughs. You hate that. You’re always getting looked down on in terms of toughness. Sometimes it just gets to you too much for you to let it go. “Hey! I’m serious. I just rocked your sister’s world-” the laughter stops, “with my Roggenrola.” It roars up even louder.He looks at his arm, then to you, then he sighs and dramatically sits down on his chair. “Don’t be foolish, Herb. you think I command this crew with this bandana if I couldn’t battle?”“Maybe he’s challenging you to Taipai.” A crewmen posits. And for his comment, he gets a death glare.“Taipai?”“Yeah, you know, where you have a pokemon race with a bunch of flags along the course, and can use one move every time you pass a flag.” Keira hangs upside down from the rafters. "You don't have that on the mainland?">Yeah! I challenge you to that. Taipai!>You challenge him to a battle>Challenge him to arm wrestling>Challenge him to something else
>>1350570>Challenge him to something elseWho's your most unfashionable man? we'll compete to see who can make him the most fabulous!
>>1350570>Yeah! I challenge you to that. Taipai!Prepare to be stunned by our powerful rocket.
>>1350570>>Yeah! I challenge you to that. Taipai!
>>1350570>Yeah! I challenge you to that. Taipai!
>>1350570Supporting >>1350578>>1350581Mace used up a lot of energy from the gym, I'm not sure he would be in peak condition right now.
>>1350570Voting for >>1350578
>>1350570Good point.Changing>>1350581 to>>1350578 . We win or we learn. It's not often we get to flex our fashion muscles, it's usually cooking.
>>1350587It should go without saying, but supporting fashion challenge
>>1350570I'd be down for >>1350578or the Taipai (although I don't think a race would be best for us right now)
“Who's your most unfashionable man?”“My most what?” He points to the crew member who mentioned Taipai. “I’d have to say it’s the same answer of who’s my dumbest man.”“We’ll have a fashion-off. Whoever can make him look the most fabulous wins.”He looks surprised, but intrigued. “Now now now. That’s a challenge. Alright, Herb. I like the way you think. But if I’m betting my amulet, and the very control of my ship, I need to know what you’re willing to wager.”>You’ll give him a genius money-making idea (worry seed coffee)>You’ll work as a chef on his ship>Whatever he wants. It doesn’t matter, you’ll win!>Something else
>>1350684>>Whatever he wants. It doesn’t matter, you’ll win!
>>1350684>>Whatever he wants. It doesn’t matter, you’ll win!I CAN'T RESIST, HELP ME, SOMEONE
>>1350684>You’ll give him a genius money-making idea (worry seed coffee)Protect the Herb
>>1350684>Something elseI'll be your personal errand boy for a day
>>1350684>Whatever he wants. It doesn’t matter, you’ll win!
>>1350684>Whatever he wants. It doesn’t matter, you’ll win!>>1350701I CANT! ITS TOO GOOD TO PASS UP!
>>1350684>>Something elseMention the magazines we dug up during the trial, material to embarrass his sister with is probably worth its weight in gold.
So this is how Herb is forced into a life of crime..
>>1350684>>You’ll give him a genius money-making idea (worry seed coffee)
>>1350684>>1350714I'll back it, ammo on a sibling is always a good prize.
>>1350714>>1350684I also vote for this.
>>1350684Oh, sure. Offer dirt. Changing >>1350709 to >>1350714.
>>1350684>>1350714Mention the magazines we dug up during the trial, material to embarrass his sister with is probably worth its weight in gold.sorry I'm drunk I cannot into why
>>1350684I'll switch from this >>1350698 to this >>1350714 even if it does sound mean for Herb.
>>1350773And of course I meant from this >>1350703
>>1350773Yeah, didn't feel like it was our stuff to give up, but I suppose mentioning it isn't that bad.
[Revote because the suggestion came in late. Will Herb promise whatever he wants, or offer up the location of the magazines? Last vote of the night]>Anything he wants>Magazines
>>1350793>Anything he wants
>>1350793>>Anything he wants
>>1350793>Anything he wantsCould just mention the mags ones as an example of something
>>1350773I feel Herb wouldnt do such an exploitative tactic. But the point may be moot. I for one am confident in our fashion skills
>>1350819Yeah, but I can understand the "Do anything" might make some people nervous
>>1350793>MagazinesLooks like I got back at just the right time.
>>1350793I-if I vote anything can we get a herb on sailor lewd bin? >Anything he wants
>>1350833I'm hoping for it anyways In the end the sailor finds Herb too innocent and they just do fashion together
>>1350839 What are we going to do on the bed? >>1350793Magazines, phrased as " I'll tell you where your sister hides her diary"
I know i've been corrupted, but the magazines thing seems awfully mean for Purer than Snow Herb
Say Gobble, exactly how niche of a weakness are we filling for this guy?
>>1350889that is a damn good question. Gobble? are we this guys magical realm?
”I can tell you where she has some really embarrassing magazines.”“Oh, Herb.” He waves a finger. “You wonderful little Pikachu!” He pinches your cheek. “You have no idea what a gift it is just to hear that they exist! Well, I certainly can’t say no to that.” He leans in close. “Did she have the fall catalog? It would have this tall drink of water wearing nothing but a Machamp belt.”“I think maybe there was one like that. I can’t really remember. I saw her diary, though.”“Diary?” He looks really interested now.Bella leaps up on the table to make him back off. She relaxes when Keira lands down next to you and the men release you from their grip. “So we have a deal?”He shakes your hand. Keira watches the ritual intently, trying to learn from it. “We have a deal.”You feel a little guilty about what you just did, even if she sent you on a mission to steal. You really want to win now.[Thanks for coming everyone. I was hoping to run more, but I'm just so tired today. It's unlikely we'll be running tomorrow, but we should have time during the week at some point.]
>>1350898Aw man. Well it guess its for the best, i have work early in the morningThanks for running Gobble
>>1350898Thanks for running!
>>1350898Goodnight! Lewd dreams!
>>1350898>You feel a little guiltyPoor Herby-Werby
>>1350898I-is him calling Herb a pikachu flirting?is herb gonna get snapped up by the big bad sailor man?
>>1350898Thanks for running gobble
>>1350921Well, he didnt mention anything about being 'full mass' and/or 'wanting to drop anchor'' yet, but we may be in for some rough waters ahead
>>1350921You know, I never saw the appeal in being called Daddy in bed, but "sailor" sounds like it would be pretty good.So does Mr. Prime minister.Also, chances are a paranoid ninja would have moved her diary by now.I hope these two work everything out in the end. And that Herb gets some funny feelings along the way.
>>1350889>>1350894[Herb has an innocent aura and wears almost everything on his fashionable sleeve. He's clean, well groomed, and shiny. I didn't think about it until this thread, but he really is twinktastic.It's just something that makes aggressive people want to claim him. It's why Laki likes picking on him so much. She'd probably mount a rescue mission for Herb if he were captured by this guy and be unsure if it were more about friendship or jealousy that someone else has her pet Herb.]
>>1350955>not realizing it to nowHerb is the one everyone wants to protect
>>1350953I hope with our pending success, Kalia will show her appreciation in the form of some ah, ah, ah, toxic love
>>1350920She had us drink poison. She can handle some embarrassment if the child she sent to do her dirty work for her can't manage to out cheat a pirate.>>1350955>twinktasticHe really, really is, isn't he? Even I'm starting to get uncomfortable with these feelings. We need some gay, or at least some generous gay-bait. Most of all, we need Herb pondering his exciting and scary new feelings for his male best friend.>>1350969Wait, are we doing "tainted love" or "toxic"?
>>1350973Either way Herb is gonna need a "Pecha" to recover
>>1350973Actually i was making a Tim Curry reference (Ferngully Toxic Love)I dont know why it was the first thing that popped into my head
>>1350955Oh good god she'd do it wouldn't she. Best waifu.
>>1350898Thanks for running, Gobble!Everyone is tired today.
I was hoping no one would bring up how "twinktastic" Herb is, I never wanted the cat to get out of the bag I just had a conversation with my friend about this 7 hours ago. Anyway thanks for running Gobble.
>>1350979>Herb captured and tied up>Laki rescues him and takes him back to the boat>"Thanks, but you can untie me now.">Herb is tossed onto a bed next to a tied up Valerie>lakismile.jpeg
>>1351046Full on Dominatrix Laki 'conquers' mainlander slavesHerb/Laki/Val lewd bin when?!
>>1350955Gentle femdom bin when?
>>1351090I'd rather see a lewd gay bin between Herb and the Sailor, the whole thing staged like a cheesy porno
>>1351122I wanted gay, but not bara. Herb and Polu or bust.If the Herb/Popeye bin focused on Herb, it'd still be pretty good.
And now I'm going to post cute Herbs. Look at this charmer.
>>1351177We need to more shirtless, self-conscious Herb.
>>1351184Cute? Check.Foreign? Check.Underdog? Check.Supportive friend? Check.Blonde? Check.Luck themes? Check.Cares about his family? Check.How did I not notice this?
>>1351184Yes, good.>>1351195Cute isn't a word I'd use to describe Joey, but whatev.
Hey Gobble? Can we have an idea what this undashionable man looks like, so we can start brainstorming what'd look good on him until the next session? Because all I know about fashion is that everyone looks cool in aviators, and I really want to see what other people come up with.Also, I really want to win.
>>1351090[Pretty much any time Laki is put in the mood for it and works up her courage, at this point.]>>1351059[Laki is still working on it]>>1351159>>1351177>>1351184[C-cute!]>>1352670[Broad shoulders, tall, thick. The kind of guy that put his time in at the gym but skipped leg day to drink beer instead. Well built but with a bit of a beer belly. Short black hair and maybe almost a week's worth of stubble. A fit of a fat face, but a strongman's fat face if that makes sense.]
>>1353370Like this guy on the right? I'm picturing a seasonal fisherman.
>>1353452[Sure. A little darker, a little thinner, and a little younger, and I'd say that's good enough.]
>>1353370>[Pretty much any time Laki is put in the mood for it and works up her courage, at this point.]But what if I want one of the other girls to do it instead?
>>1353370when will Hana work up the courage to ask herb to mess around again?
>>1353484I hope so. Man oh man, do I hope so.
I want a (you) from Gobble
>>1353484>>1353494[She's been thinking about it pretty constantly since the closet. She doesn't want Herb to think she's some floozy, but at the same time she really, really, really wants to do that again and again. If Hana is able to let herself believe Herb won't hate her and think less of her, she'd pretty much never binge on it.Keira's had her eyes opened to it now too and she's growing more curious and eager as time goes on.]>>1353473[Who?]>>1353516[Okay.]
>>1353531A+ picture for an A+ girl.>[Who?]Hana, Val, or Jane. Although what I'd really like to see is Val convincing Herb and possibly Keira and Hana to join her in some midnight exhibitionism, complete with Keira removing her face paint as part of it.Combining the two would be great too, although that's really just me dreaming of a world where all my biggest fetishes are combined into the perfect lewdbin.
>>1353531> never bingeIs this a typo?
>>1353562>removing facepaintAbsolutely harem
>>1353572[Yup. I meant never stop, and then tried to backspace it and type that she'd binge.]
>>1353576That's the idea.
>>1353473But anon, Laki is the best girl
>>1353562[Hana would be into it after a lot of assurances she won't send Herb running and built up a lot of trust. She's pretty much always holding back her power level and worried about getting carried away.Val is more submissive, but she'd probably get into it after a talk with Laki or someone hyping her up about it.Jane would default to light femdom at most times, only to submit to being dicked instead as time goes on.]
>>1353632Makes sense, and I'm happy with all those answers; and also with that picture. That might be the best one.What are your thoughts on my hypothetical spoilered ultra-bin?
so who's down to ask Hana for some steady fun?
>>1353651Sure, I'd be down to ask her to watch movies and go shopping more.
>>1353651I think we're going to continue being friends only with every girl up until the last arc, when the playerbase tracks down and starts murdering one another to try and gain a majority.
>>1353651If you mean lewd shit then stop it, Herb is too pure to ask someone about it.
>>1353651I'm game but depending on what 'fun' means anon
>>1353649[Absolutely possible. Although Keira would require a long term setup and convincing, eventually she'd take a chance in the dark and go on and on about how forbidden it is. The first scare would probably make her freak out, but in a smiley "I can't fucking believe I did that" type of way.]
Haven't been posting in live threads mostly do to irl social obligations but just want to say keep it up Gobble I'm loving every second of this quest. Also Jane is best girl, feels good to type that again.
>>1353651My ideal situation is that Herb and Keira become an item, but they decide to keep from getting biblical until Keira's achieved total detachment or whatever. In the mean time, Keira asks Hana and maybe Laki if they would serve as sexual surrogates.And when Herb inevitably exhausts them/ they aren't available, she asks Val, Jane, and Polu. And then on their wedding night Herb is a finely tuned loving machine, but finds the embrace of a romantic partner to be the best of all. Keira has her world rocked. And then they have a scandalous amount of children.
>>1353678This pleases me.>>1353702That's not bad either. Keira's second from the bottom for me, but I could live with that.
>>1353370Herb is adorable!>>1353702No! Laki a best! Ghost priestess can go be ghosty somewhere else!
>>1353702[Jesus christ, Pizzanon! My non-specific genitals!
>>1353370Here's hoping Laki succeeds. Though i think Herb might need to bond a bit more with Val to make her more comfortable with the idea.Also after reading some of the insight on Keira, do priestess get locked into their sects? In other words, is she stuck being a Ghost priestess or with her opening up inhibitions can she choose to follow an Love/Passion style group of priestess?
>>1353929Honestly, there's a whole lot I want to learn about the clergy here, not the least of which is what each sect's outlook on their type and philosophy is. Normal temple looks to be conspiracy-tier interesting.Sect changing looks to be a fundamental part of the religion if the male ghost priest who guides the all-female recruits is anything to go by.Again, I feel like Herb should resolve to learn a recipe from every temple. I still want to go back and hit up that tea expert at the electric temple.But we should probably finish paying off our good rod before starting a new main quest.
>>1353873Gobble you damn adorable cinnamon bun that must be protected.
>>1353989Yea we need to finish that side quest
>>1353929[Some sects are more strict about that than others.The political structure is basically an oligarchy (for lack of a better term) of the leaders of each temple. Under them is the Elite Four as a sort of check in power but also enforcers, and then below them are mid-ranking clergy, respected local community leaders, mayors/village elders, etc. Then below them are anyone who is Meama but doesn't hold any particular role, and then misc regular islanders, and then everyone else, and then like criminals and stuff. The concept that everyone has a role to play and being "lower" on the ranking system doesn't mean deserving of disrespect is one that's taught everywhere, but it still happens anyway sometimes. It's a fairly informal system, though, and sometimes priests are gym leaders or village elders as well.To answer your question, it'd be a fairly big deal if Keira left to another sect. It doesn't happen every day, but it can happen. It's like leaving one company for a non-competing company that they do business with, I guess. Most people will wish you luck, but some are all about that company loyalty/feel betrayed.Keira's basically on a trial run of a rumsprigga idea the Ghost temple is trying in order to keep up with the modern world. They figure they can't keep the girls sheltered anymore with the way things are, and want to let them see a bit of the world in the hopes that it deflates the mystique a bit. Right now, Keira is at a crossroads of what path she wants to take. A normal high ranking priestess who does more funeral/death duties, an oracle (someone who can look into the future in drugged out visions. A very rare gift that requires a lot of seclusive training, but grants you a lot of leeway to do weird shit because "oracles are always weird"), leaving all together (not really even something she's ever considered. Her life is all she knows) or leaving to another sect (a possibility, but she doesn't currently see any reason to do that) or something else. She's starting to see the appeal of being a normal girl who has fun and boyfriends and stuff now that she's exposed to it, but she'd never seriously consider something outside her religion. At least, at the moment. It's possible she might have a crises of faith or some other jolt off her path. If she moved up a bit she could start a subsect focusing on the love/joy/passion of life while you're alive, but she'd need a lot of sway and respect to pull that off and be recognized.The Ghost temple is the most mysterious and notable on the islanders since you typically see one when someone died. It tends to make people stand up straight and remember all their mantras and formal greetings and all that. On the flip side, the Grass sect has an almost casual relationship with farmers, since they work together so much. Farmers are more formal in public with them to keep appearances, and casual in private since they see each other so much.]
>>1354026[>protected.Am I not lewd enough?]
>>1354184I've seen some things Gobble, things that would drive less lewd men mad.
>>1354124so how is the clergy selected? Seems like the caste system isn't based on parentage, which is (I think) abnormal for most caste systemsthanks for all the info Gobble, we all love youalso Mallow best girl
>>1354124Hmm interestingWe should definitely have a talk with her about her decision about her path, though she does seem more fixated on the modern world stuff. The old sayin 'Trying to take her back to the farm, now that she's seen Paris' comes to mind. Oracle seems like it would be more her style, not sure about the drugged out visions though. The subset idea sounds cool, though i was more thinking of separate maybe even new temple that focused solely on matters of love/joy/passion or maybe a peace love and understanding focus. Nothing like full on sacred prostitution; Herb and the gang havent turned her into that kind of girl so far but seeing as Keira has been the most open hearted and accepting of Her of all the temple folks, she could be the one that helps bridge the gap between the new mainlanders and the more conservative islanders. Not sure if that nade much sense, but maybe someone will get the idea.Thanks for the info Gobble
>>1354249[Kids are sent there at a young age. So it's not strictly hereditary. Usually there's some sort of test or aptitude shown. Parents see it as a big honor and a way to a nice life for their kids. They can say no, and that happens sometimes, but that's seen as a bit weird to do.On the rare occasion that clergy have kids, they almost always gravitate towards the clergy themselves since their parents are all about that life anyway. So in general, clergy having kids is discouraged in one way or the other through celibacy, seclusion, social pressure, or other ways. They want to avoid a dynasty situation and preferential treatment. It's far from perfect, though. And even when it works out, the low population of the islands means that someone is always related to someone anyway, like a cousin or something.]
Fuuuck I wanna take Keira with us to visit family on the mainland. Has she even been on a plane?
>>1354603pizzanon you need to calm down, I mean I love you and all but god damn chill out sometime bro; it's alright, it's all going to be fine. You do not need to worry about every detail, Gobbles got this; it's his/her job and they are good at it.so just relax
>>1354616Yeah, that's all true. I just get antsy when I don't have anything to obsess over productively. Personally, I don't think of talking about long-term desires as any different than talking about why I'm voting a particular way. Right then, for instance, I'm just gushing about my personal best girl.Laki fans want to be dominated. I want to see Keira react to a long train ride. Or a mainlander graveyard.
>>1354655I get that trust me, but following a QM is not unlike faith. It can be fun to speculate but in the end it is pointless because there is a higher entity, the QM who see's all and knows all and put things in order so that we do not have to. It makes idle speculation a venture into the absurd, things will always turn out alright just like they were always going to.The greatest amount of control you could possibly exert into this reality is a convincing argument during vote time, anything else is pretty much pointless and desperate.
>>1354707well, that and writing noncanon lewdbins
>>1354655>Laki fans want to be dominatedNot really, I'm actually a switch and would like to see both.
>>1354722if it;s non-canon who even gives a fuck, may as well be writing sonic the hedgehog fanfic in my books at least.
I just want to finally have Herb be together with someone officially, and hoping beyond hope that it's Laki. Anything beyond that is gravy.
>>1354655>Laki fans want to be dominated.I do want Herb to get dommed by Laki he'll even by Jane but more so I want Herb to learn from the experience and conquer them
>>1354707No, I trust Gobble. Faith would be needed for someone without an established body of consistently good judgement. Please take this apology Keira anyways.>>1354739>>1354792Ah, I can certainly appreciate that. I drank alcohol for the first time today and it wasn't nearly as interesting as the elementary school psa's depicted. Now I have to scrutinize my own behavior and feelings to see if it's any different than normal. Should I be feeling something? Am I missing parts of people's reasoning that I normally wouldn't? Did I drink too little and it's all in my head?
>>1354802>Did I drink too little and it's all in my head?Unless you're like 100lbs you'll need a few drinks to start getting buzzed.
>>1354802christ, you probably had one sip of beer like a grown up eh?
>>1354817Okay, see that's good to know.>>1354819Like, 1/4 cup of vodka in a mixed drink. I've got things to do tomorrow and everybody's eyes were on me and I have no idea what my limits are. So I took a moderate line of action.
>>1354802ha ha ha you're drunk too, that's hilarious to me. I'm drinking vodka though so I win :Pyour first time eh? I remember my first time, was at a party I drank some strait wisky and some vodka coolers; was at the cool/only black kids house. Good time.
>>1354829ah, didn't mean to be that condescending. I'm just an experienced alcoholic so I thought it was endearing.
>>1354830>I remember my first time, was at a party I drank some strait wisky and some vodka coolers; was at the cool/only black kids house. Good time.Ditto, except I had 11* shots of vodka and some four loko. Blacked out, woke up with a slightly sore chest in my bed and with no memory of what happened after. All my alcoholic family members probably gave me the wrong idea.>>1354829You did nothing wrong. Continue to drink responsibly.
>>1354833I've never learned to drink shots, but I chug vodka like a fiend, on the note of the first time I remember a bunch of the guys were putting on like that axe spray to not smell like they drank last night the morning after. And one did that trick where they turn the bottle into an impromptu flamethrower.
>>1354832>>1354833Thanks guys, seriously.I know that I've always been a pretty risk-averse, voice-of-caution, slow to mature kind of guy. I'm pretty comfortable with that.Some of my family has had issues with alcohol, and that probably went a long way towards shaping my attitude.Like, I'm considering just not drinking for another three years because the human liver and brain are in developmental stages until you're 24. That's the sort of guy I am.Although, I do get the chance to lower my inhibitions a bit and speak pretty damn freely here. Just another reason I like hanging out with you guys, I suppose.
>>1354849>Axe sprayOh Christ, that takes me back.Amusing, though. I wouldn't have trusted any of my buds around flames and alchohol, even sober.>>1354862>I know that I've always been a pretty risk-averse, voice-of-caution, slow to mature kind of guy. I'm pretty comfortable with that.That is good, just don't forget to live a little every now and then. Being a dumbass and embarrassed for a while is worth the fond memories and amusing stories.
>>1354875Well said.It's something I'm working on. I think I'm doing all right. I could probably stand to benefit from some more ambition.But enough of that, we're here to scrutinize the formative psychology of our waifus, not Pizzas.
>>1354875I live in perpetual amazement that nobody in my group of friends ever lost a limb.
>>1354894I would prefer you obsess about the formative psychology of pizza's to be honest, I cannot into gay not matter how much I try. And if this quest goes down that path I will not be able to follow even though I love it.I would prefer that path be left unsaid to be honest; there is a reason people usually choose female MC's for their quests and it is so this sort of situation never occursI know I really do that you do not mean to wrong me, but please I beg you just drop the gay route and let the waifu war chips fall as they may; I will do the same. Just let this happen how it is going to. Without us.
>>1354927Straight female MCs are so much fun although usually you have to contend with the >reee all female mcs are shits or >reee we don't care how often you say she's straight we want Yuri
>>1354981strait bi or gay females all all fine from my or people like mines viewpoint, it's probably why they are usually chosen as mc's because no matter the players choice it'll be fine to the entire player base. Gobble fucked with the formula and didn't give us the choice this time, I pray it does not leave me outside in the cold so I can actually enjoy the variance.
>>1354927>I would prefer you obsess about the formative psychology of pizza's to be honest, I cannot into gay not matter how much I try.Okay, but only because you asked.Do I have same-sex feelings because I sucked dicks as a young child, or did I suck dicks because of latent same-sex feelings? I can't know. The whole thing is weird for me. I see women who I'm attracted to all the time. Every now and then, mostly among my friends, I see guys who I am attracted to. Faces mostly, but also some muscles and abdomens.I don't know what I would do if I actually found out one of them was attracted to me. It's hard enough getting intimate with a girl. And when I think about a boy doing things I would love to have a girl do, I don't feel the same way. I wouldn't want a guy to suck my dick. But I can masturbate in Dick rating threads. I feel attraction in some ways and repulsion in others. It's really frustrating.So I just call myself "mostly straight" in my head, pretend to be 100% straight to everyone I know, and let my homo out on the Internet.It was weird for a while when they wouldn't let any male who had had sexual contact of any kind with another male donate blood. I had to make up excuses about why I wasn't going to donate. And when I did find out the rules had changed, and I asked the volunteer about the "rule changes," she asked "you mean about men who have sex with other men?" out loud and I was super embarrassed.Once my mom asked "did you know [old neighbor] came out as gay?" And I said "oh wow, and after all those girlfriends." Even though what I was thinking was "Well no shit, I sucked dick."I'm supporting Keira anyways. I doubt there's even enough boylove support here to justify even one noncanon bin. I'm just real vocal about it, so it might seem that way.Even if I think Polu and Herb would be really cute together regardless of anything on the bedroom, I know that the plurality will rule. And that will be in favor of a cute girl.Anyways, I want you to enjoy the quest as much as I am. Don't worry about not being able to into gay. I know It's not wrong for me to vote for what I want. But I can choose to pursue the route that'll be most fun for everyone, instead of magical realming with a pursuit of a gay male relationship. It'll just be difficult because of how cute Herb is.
>>1355039I feel you man, I grew up in an atmosphere of homophobia and though on an intellectual level I know better on a deeper level I can't see gay shit without finding it kind of creepy, and while I wish it wasn't the case it is.While I wouldn't try to sidetrack the path of such things on my own I have to think that there are others in the same position as me that are just not brave and or drunk as me to speak their position.anyway I can at least agree with you that Herb is a cute, though the cute that I find him is entirely non-sexual. Like a puppy, A puppy is cute as fuck but you don't want to fuck it.it's like that.
>>1355099>A puppy is cute as fuck but you don't want to fuck it.
>forcing your sinful, unnatural fantasies upon HerbRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
>>1354707Stop being a killjoyThe quest is a form of entertainment, and the speculation and post update discussion is just as much a part of it as the updates themselves and the lewd pics, let people have their fun It's not even pointless either, the discussion that pizzaanon and similar anons create makes an active and positive community that make this quest a treat to read and (from what gobble's said) run, aswell as gives gobble plenty of ideas for direction, how to flesh out characters and generally run this amazing community heavy quest. If you'd read the post game chat you'd see plenty of additions to the quests that came from these discussions, like the sleep over, polu and jane screen time and the lewdbins Leave anons to the USEFUL and FUN discussion section, don't be a killjoy
>>1354744Because even Gobble writes noncanon lewdbins.
>>1355039Gotta say, this wasn't the sort of conversation I expected to come up and be so civil, but I'm happy about it. And for the record, I totally feel you, man. I was raised Catholic, and for a long time I felt like I and to convince myself that I didn't like dudes.As of just a couple years ago, I've accepted that I'm bi, and to her credit, my mom was super supportive of me when I worked up the courage to tell her. I haven't told anyone else in my family, but most of my friends know, and I'm in a pretty damn good relationship with a guy I knew for a long time who's response to me coming out to him was more or less a sigh of relief.Not sure what this had to do with anything, but as long as we're sharing, I figured I may as well chime in and let you know your situation isn't unusual, and that in all likelihood, things are going to turn out just fine for you, man.
>>1355767I was in a much more confused place about the whole thing a couple of years ago, but I talked to a counselor about it and that really helped.When I said I called myself "mostly straight" in my head, I didn't mean that I was repressing anything. I genuinely just feel a moderate amount of attraction towards some men.There was never any religious guilt to it. I just know that if I said "Oh, I have gay feelings but not enough to actually act on them" I'd look like I just wanted attention. Even though it's genuine.So I've resolved to enjoy what feelings I have and not force anything. I'll be honest about it if I'm ever in a serious relationship. Until then, as long as I'm honest with myself, I don't really feel any need to tell anyone else about it.I'm glad to hear things went well for you too.
>>1355826Makes sense, bro.
>>1355616and I see no value in them, I appreciate that other people do but for me if it's not canon it does not matter in the slightest.
It's shit like this that makes me glad to be, for the most part, asexual. Not completely so, but enough to not get entangled in shit like this.
>>1356638For the most part? What's the difference between being mostly asexual and having a low sex drive/libido? I'm curious.
>>1356638You do you, I guess. I enjoy it.
This is probably the most heartfelt thread downtime I've seen in a while.I can't say I've ever been attracted to dudes beyond wondering what it would be like to blow a guy, and around the time I could easily assume 'probably not all that hot' I moved on.That said, I've expanded my porn tastes in far stranger directions. If I ever did cast stones, the falling glass would crush me before I had the chance to bleed out from all the cuts.>>1356638>>1356649Backing this question. I knew someone who was asexual that absolutely loved yaoi manga, and she was never able to explain it clearly enough for me to get.
>>1356649It's a designation that makes sense to me. Saying that I have a low sex drive or libido wouldn't be true as such, but I don't get attracted to people. It's undirected. The idea of sex acts turns me on, but actual people don't. So porn is good enough for me.
>>1356657Ok cool, thanks for explaining it.>>1356654I'm with you on not throwing stones. I've enjoyed enough monster girl porn that when I see stuff like "breasts on knees" and whatnot I'm like "ok, this does nothing for me, but you do you."
>>1356672Yeah, I'm right there with you. I think that's really the only way to be.
>>1356657>>1356672Or, alternatively, I'm in the grey area. Low levels of attraction. I'm not ruling that one out. Only physical attraction, mind; I've had emotional crushes in the past. Apparently some people call them squishes, because they're not as hard as crushes or something silly like that. It's a kind of "I want to hang out with them forever and stay up all night talking about awesome stuff" kind of feeling.>>1356654Related to the above, sorta: it might be similar to my own taste for yuri manga. I must be the only guy for whom lesbian sex does nothing for; no dicks involved means I can't sympathise with it. I just love it for the emotional content. Although it might be different; yuri is apparently not as sexual as yaoi in general, I don't read enough yaoi to know.
>>1356679Yuri does seem to have a lot more time invested in the romance. When I go on my romance kicks, I occasionally search for that tag in particular for my stories.
>>1356679>no dicks involved means I can't sympathise with it. That's more common than you'd expect.
>>1356696and some people (me for example) have the opposite problem, which is why it is best just to let the chips fall as they may, Gobble and the popular vote will know whats best. Fighting over it will accomplish nothing productive.
Did some thinking, Captain muscle said his most unfashionable man was akin to being his dumbest, so it is possible that he'll not take the model's feeling as seriously for this match. If this is the case then Herb could very realistically win by just being considered and caring.
>>1357602One way we win is by letting him stay as is. Because the most important part is that you like the way you look.
>>1357606Too easy. We need to make him look like he never knew he wanted to look.
>>1357803Thanks for sharing the homework answers
>>1357809Actually, I'm not certain what merit any of this has. I was hoping one of you guys could check my answers.
>>1357837Don't look at me.
>>1357837>>1358714didn't watch the videos, but I was thinking the key is to own the beer belly, not try to hide it.He's a sailor, we should play that up when trying to fashion him up. plain white t-shirt with a navy blue blazer and tan/khaki dockers. brown loafers, brown belt, and one of these hats but in white with a black bill.With his build he would come across as stylish and manly at the same time so we don't make it look like his clothes clash with him as a person
>>1359532I'd say switch the colors of the shirt and blazer. Make the blazer something muted like grey/brown/black, and the undershirt blue. Otherwise it all looks pretty good.
>>1359532Like this guy.
Or like this guy?
I'm noticing a pattern with the wood stove pipes. I wonder if this guy smokes?
Thread tomorrow according to Gobbles twitter.
>>1361560This verison of Pop-eye looks a lot like a real buff Neil Patrick Harris.
Wait, have I been thinking about this challenge wrong? We said we were going to try to make him "the most fabulous" -does that have a specific meaning other than "good-looking" or "stylish?" Like, will we not get points for using "tough" or "smart" moves at a "cool" competition?
>>1361704Depends on who ends up judging who wins, I'd recommend Keira for the job since she has a position of respect, but it's probably a question we should ask.
>>1361638Thread cancelled. :(
>>1361728but does she really know all that much about fashion?She also isn't very impartial, as she wants the D from one of the contestantsWhat if we assembled a panel of judges made up of Keira, a crewmate, and an odd number of random bar denisens
>>1364462If it's anything like "Cheers" it'll be hard to find truly random patrons.Maybe we could pull some people from the street? Or maybe there's an authority that bandanna challenges usually go to for judging.I'm sure Popeye has something in mind. If we do get to pick one of the judges, we could have Laki bring Val down.Actually, I'm really wondering just how much exposure this guy has had to mainland culture vs Loanan. It'd be tough if we end up dressing in mainlander style to please people with islander aesthetic standards.
>>1364587Well the guy is a pirate and seems to be handling mainland fashion as one of his goods so i'd have to say that his knowledge is somewhat higher than the average islander, but hey maybe it's like in France in our world where everyone is obsessed with what Hollywood made the mainland looked like in the 80s and everyone wants Letterman jackets or something like that.>>1364462I don't think it really matters if the judges know anything about fashion, the contest might just end up being who made this guy look the best and in that regard anyone could serve as a judge and it's just a crap-shoot in regard to those judge or judges personal tastes in fashion. I wouldn't be opposed to a three person or five person judging panel. Even split of Keria, crew-members, and bar patrons or random people could all work.
Easter is reminding me how much I want another egg.And in my mind, it doesn't hatch for thirty threads.
Thread in a few hours! Our fashion show will be Easter themed!
Gobble, nobody is buying pizzas and I'm super bored. Please resurect from the kill.It would be an Easter miracle.
>>1371804[Okay! Thread soon]
>>1371879YES YES YES
[Slight delay. Give me a little longer]
>>1371804Funny enough my work ordered pizza for us. And yay for thread today
>>1372043Eh, I got off work early anyways. Slow as hell today.Guess they don't want to pay 3 guys to sit around not delivering pizza.Spring traffic probably has something to do with the slow business too.