Previous:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1320645/Char Sheet: http://pastebin.com/fUKdUWLF-Its odd, I think. Everything feels different but nothings changed. All the noises around me fall flat on my ears and turn dull and quiet as my mind wanders to other places. The less skilled and serious soul reapers gossiping and my comrades of the day in today's hollow hunt praises simply don't get through my ears. I'm just too lost in my thoughts. And I'm probably lucky killing comes so naturally to me, or I might've made a mistake from being so distracted today or the ones before it. Everything just...well it doesn't feel right after learning what I now know, what I am. It isn't that anything feels empty, its just there's a gnawing at the back of my mind as I go about my duties silently. I haven't spoken to anyone more than I had to, and I haven't allowed myself much rest or pleasure. I probably should relax a bit and try to get back to my usual self but. But what I learned has shaken me to my core. Tora looks at me with her sole eye, not saying a word as she walks by my side, frowning. I smile, trying to reassure her without speaking as I keep walking. Besides, if I suddenly become depressed people would notice, especially my friends...especially my sister Aya and My student Byakuya since I spend so much time around both. I don't need them being worried about me, I am doing that enough myself and so is Sosuke. I have work to do, duties and I cannot simply let myself fall behind them because of a simple Malaise.Hanging my head, I leave the rest of my group as they begin to split off to go about their days and other duties for today. But still, this turmoil in me isn't...simple. I'm...I'm like the hollows I've been hunting for years...no, in some way I am one of them. And that side of me is dangerous, incredibly so. Without control over it I am little more than a monster on a leash that might break when I need it the most.Without control, I can't claim myself of a master of the arts of a blade, I can't call myself a samuria. And I can't stand either of those, so I need to figure out how to reign in the hollow part of me, however large it is. I need to sharpen it, hone it.I smile and sigh happily, yes, I need to. And its a good thing Aizen finally told me he was ready to start testing how I could do that. I'm just glad he found a safe, secret place where neither of us could be found out about this accidental heresy. Still, we aren't risking waking up my hollow nature until tonight.So I have the whole day to lift the worries of all my friends and try to reach some kind of normality...Maybe I should just relax? Turning down an alleyway, Tora follows after me."Kimi? Is something wrong" She asks as I glance around to look at her "You haven't said a word all day"cont
>>1378438What do I do? Reassure her, and leave Joke around a bit just brush her off Go and spend sometime with a friend of mine (who?) Train while I wait Just eat and drink Practice and drill at the sixth division's barracks Meet up with Aizen earlier  Meditate and think some place quite Just wander around write in
>>1378440> Joke around a bit> Go and spend sometime with a friend of mine (Aya)Evening HM
>>1378438> Reassure her, and leave
Anyone else?>>1378452also hey
>>1378440> Joke around a bit> Go and spend sometime with a friend of mine (Byakua, train him up)
Write in>Tell her what's on our mind.
>>1378438>> Joke around a bit>> Go and spend sometime with a friend of mine (Aya)Sup peeps
"Oh?" I ask, smirking as she looks at me, her single eye filled with concern as I turn around to face her properly, resting my hands over my zanpakuto as I hold it on my shoulders as I lean towards her "Scared I'm trying to take your place? I must apologize that wasn't my intention Tora""I know I'm quite, but usually you have something to say" She says, flashing a smile for just a second "Unlike me""Then clearly I didn't today" I say shrugging as she lowers her head and glances up at me, sighing"Yes" She says bluntly "But you've said little all week, its....strange""Yes it is, but you just said why I wouldn't talk" I cackle as her cheeks turn a little pink "I had nothing to say"She opens her mouth to reply and shakes her head, glaring at me in embarresment now"You know what I mean, I'm worried about what's been giving you nothing to say, is something going on?" she asks, a little angry now"Eh, something is always going on" I sigh, shaking my head "I've just had other things on my mind is all""and what exactly is troubling you?" she asks, stepping towards me as I turn around and start walking awayI can't say that what's made me so quite lately is the fact that the hollow that killed me and ate my comrades and friends is a part of me now. I can't tell her that I'm afraid of what I could become.Haaa, what a pain. So I'll just say this"Lots of things, but it should pass soon" I say happily, glancing back at her as I flash her a smile "So just don't worry about it, okay?""Fine, just...try and figure out your troubles soon, kemuri" She says, as I hear her turn to walk away."Good" I say, nodding my head as I walk along "Good"Now...I can't fix my troubles yet, but I know someone who can keep my mind off of them for a little while at least.Aya, my little bird, always so cheerful she seems to light everything up around herself.A little while with her should help. Stepping into the street I look at the blue sky and smile.And it shouldn't be too hard to find her.The fifth division's barracks gates are open, and I can see a flash of gold running between two dumbstruck shinigami.I smile as Aya, kicks a mustached man in his jaw, before she shunpos away right as he grabs for her"STAND STILL YOU ....little" He growls, huffing as Aizen and...er, Captain whats his name watch their division training.Aya laughs, flipping her tanto around in her palm as the other soul reaper tries to strike herWhat do I do? watch from here Critique her and give her advice, like I do when I train her Ask if I can come in Cheer her on Little what?what were you saying to my sister? Tell the other two shinigami they're losing because they're too inflexible in their styles write in>>1378481worn out>>1378472Also nice picture
>>1378512> watch from here> Critique her and give her advice, like I do when I train her> Cheer her onHope you feel better as the night goes on HM.
>>1378512> watch from here> Critique her and give her advice, like I do when I train her
>>1378512 Critique her and give her advice, like I do when I train her Ask if I can come in
>>1378512>watch from here>Critique her and give her advice, like I do when I train her
Tell other shini's why their losingAsk if I can come in Actually spent some time on that drawing, so no one expect anything I do afterwards to be that good. XD
>>1378535Your work is as impressive as always drawfriend, though it is nice to see you make something a bit more serious.
>>1378535Amazing work by the way
>>1378538>>1378536Thanks you two, as a treat here is a mustachio'd guy getting kicked in the jaw.
>>1378512>> watch from here>> Critique her and give her advice, like I do when I train her>> Cheer her onJust got some cake so todays bretty gud fo me.
I stop where I stand, holding my zanpakuto as my side as I watch her, a stray breeze blowing my white hair against my face as I see her mistake before she does. And so does her opponent."Don't get cocky" I say sternly, acting the teacher again as she barely dodges a quick horizontal swing of the other shinigami's blade "gloating in a battle will only lead to you losing it""Sis?!" She shouts, as she turns to face me and I sigh, holding my hand over my eyes as she yelps, and nearly gets hit by a very quickly chanted Byakurai."Don't get distracted either" I say shaking my head as I look up at her "Keep your focus on the battle, you might nearly be as fast as Captain Yoruichi already, but that doesn't matter when you leave yourself open to attacks so often"She Manages to catch the blade of the mustached man, who looks furious that he's being made a fool of, and that there's someone talking during his spar, since I wouldn't call two against one a fair duel. or a proper one.But with her small body, she's quickly overpowered, and barely rolls out of the way of the second shinigami's blow, dust flying into the air as I smirk."However, I'd say press your advantage, you have them riled up as it is, and with your speed, they'll only fall deeper into their anger" I say, crossing my arms, as she stands, and the mustache man yells out in pain as the skin on his face splits open along the cheek, and Aya appears behind him "And that will make them much easier to pick off, you should know this by now, and if that doesn't work, they're already wearing themselves out so early into the...""COULD YOU BE QUITE!?" the mustached man hisses, finally turning to me as he throws his zanpakuto onto the ground, his face as red as a pool of freshly spilt blood. I narrow my eyes, glaring at him for mistreating his blade like that.He steps back, as he realizes who I am"T...the Kuchiki's hound" He stammers, as the blood suddenly drains from his face like Kotei got a hold of him "What...I didn't know it was you"What do I say? Oh don't be scared, just visiting my sister don't be afraid, I don't bite Yes, my lords have requested your death...seriously though, you do need to work on your form as well Trust me I could tell Good work Aya What are you doing, you're still fighting right .....I apologize for me impudence, but may I spar with the man? write in  well too bad>>1378542Oh god, he's fabulous
>>1378592> Good work Aya> What are you doing, you're still fighting right> Oh don't be scared, just visiting my sister
Write in>I'm not so full of myself that it matters. Keep fighting. All I expect from you to put up a worthy fight for Aya.
>>1378592>don't be afraid, I don't bite>What are you doing, you're still fighting right
Can one of my fellow players fill me in on what Aya looks like?
>>1378592 Oh don't be scared, just visiting my sister don't be afraid, I don't bite Trust me I could tell Good work Aya What are you doing, you're still fighting right
>>1378615If I remember correctly, she looks like a kid with bright blond hair usually done up in a pair of twintails. And she has a constant almost glow of pure optimism and happiness about her.
>>1378621Thanks CU Anon, you're the best
>>1378627I do what I can.
>>1378621>>1378648I remember it being described as more of Twin tails, kinda like what Hatsune miku has but either way works.
"Oh don't be scared" I say, smiling as he winces and tries not to look at the scars on my face "Just visiting my sister""I wasn't I was simply surprised" He says, trying his best not to look at my face as I frown"Then what are you doing?" I ask as he doesn't move and just stands there like a statue "You're still fighting my sister"He opens his mouth as Aya grins ear to ear, and vanishes away, dust flying into the air as I can barely follow her running at the mustached man. A second later, he's falling to the side, My sister's sandals pressing against his face, and before he can fall all the way, he has another cut on his face. Aya's shoulder gets cut as her other opponent strikes her from behind. I scrunch my nose in disgust, as she spins around, and sparks fly as their blades meet."Ahh, Kimi, you can come inside if you want, no reason to stand in the street like that" Aizen says, smiling widely as his captain looks at him weirdly And I can feel the glare of at least two other shinigamis, both woman. Figures.What do I do? stay outside, and wait for aya to finish Chat with aizen from here sit next to him Ask if I can join the spar Act like I have something to do, and leave write in>>1378648Aya a top cute
>>1378663> Act like I have something to do, and leaveI made it late because of classes but I made thank god.Also Drawanon is here so I'm super excited for this session HM
>>1378663> stay outside, and wait for aya to finish> Chat with aizen from here
>>1378663> Ask if I can join the spar
>>1378663>stay outside, and wait for aya to finish>Chat with aizen from here
Stay outside and wait for AyaPay acute attention to the feeling of others presence
>>1378663>> stay outside, and wait for aya to finish>> Chat with aizen from here
>>1378648That captures how I see Aya near-perfectly GJ Drawanon
>>1378707the Captain is actually shown in BLeach. Look up Shinji Hirako.
>>1378707What did we do to deserve you?This is what the captain we're with actually looks BTW.
>>1378719But with way longer hair I should mention.
"Oh I don't want to intrude, besides I'm not here to stick around, so its fine" I say as he smiles as his captain continues to look at him like he's gone crazy"Always so polite" He says, softly "But there's no reason not to come inside, you've done it before, don't have to worry about politness as much around here as you do around your division, kimi""Oh I know!" I say raising my voice a bit as the sound of steel meeting steel and moving bodies fill the air with the din of battle as Aya continues her fight, using her impressive speed to keep up with two different opponents at once "But still, I don't want to disrupt the sparring, so I'll stay out here""Oh you don't have to fret about that" He chuckles as his captain frowns like a toad and looks up at the sky"Well, Aizen I'm happy you finally got a friend" He says dully "And a real looker at that, but...I'd say you already disrupted the spar quite a bit...Kemuri right?""YES I WOULD SAY SHE HAS!" the mustached man yells, his face coated in blood and dirt now"Oh, Hirako? she isn't your first love?" Aizen says flatly as the captain lays back and picks his nose"Naaah, not the sort of scum that makes moves on another man's girl" He says dully as I suddenly feel alot more jealous and angry glares as the fight suddenly stops "Especially one like her"Aya's pouting and waving her arms around like a bird flapping her wings.What do I do? Deny it Just stand there quietly Laugh, and ask who'd want someone as scarred as me Turn and walk away Oh, trust me, we're just friends  tell the captain he's annoying Ask if people have been spreading rumors again write in >>1378707>>1378700ahahaha
>>1378739> Oh, trust me, we're just friends> Ask if people have been spreading rumors again> Deny it>Deny it FOREVER>>1378733There you go.
>>1378739>realize how your feeling and just laugh it off a bit.
>Put m in their place
>>1378739> Laugh, and ask who'd want someone as scarred as me> Ask if people have been spreading rumors again
I laugh, forcing it since I can't really find it in me to really laugh right now. Running my hand down both of the scars on my face, I chuckle and shake my head as I ask "Who would want someone as scarred as me"Aya, Sosuke, and even the captain frown as I keep laughing, my smile fading to a frown as everything gets real quite all of a sudden."Also, have people been spreading rumors about me again?" I ask, slumping my shoulders and relaxing a bit as Aya, shakes her head, and skips over to me as Aizen adjusts his glasses, looking a little awkward with the looks his captain keeps giving him. "I don't know?" the captain says as Aizen suddenly gets a serious look on his face"I hope they aren't, rumors are such dreadful things" He sighs, smiling as Aya beams up at me and tilts her head to the side"So sis, why did you come here? Do you wanna do something?" She chirps happilyWhat do I do Just hug her Ask if he she'd like to help me train Byakuya take her out to get some lunch Ask her to walk with me for a bit draw my zanpakuto, and challenge her to a duel Tell her I just need her to cheer me up ask her how her last patrol in the mortal world went write in>>1378763Wow, that's pretty spot on man
>>1378787 Ask if he she'd like to help me train Byakuya take her out to get some lunch
>>1378787> Just hug her>For slightly longer than necessary> take her out to get some lunch> Ask her to walk with me for a bit> Tell her I just need her to cheer me up> ask her how her last patrol in the mortal world went
> Ask her to walk with me for a bit. "I'm in a serious mood, so why not talk about something with substance. Maybe it'll get it out of my system. At the very least her cheeriness might have a balancing effect."
>>1378787> Just hug her> Ask her to walk with me for a bit
>>1378763I lol'd so hard at this>>1378787> Ask her to walk with me for a bit
>>1378852You are a fucking treasure. Have I said that before? I feel like I've said that before.
>>137885210 out of 10, would get cut by chin again.
I smile, I might be in a grim mood, but aya's cheer should lighten my day up a bit before I have to go and...well face reality again. Ruffling her hair as she stands there, still smiling as innocent as she can be, only pushing my hand away when she realizes she's still among peers and her crush."Hey stop, I'm not a little kid" She shouts, pouting as I chuckle and slowly pull my hand off her hand, holding onto her hair for a second before I let it drop down onto her face "Also that's kind of embarrassing kimi""Hey, how else am I supposed to show my sisterly love" I say, ruffling her hair again and making her glare at me, shaking a bit as she puffs her cheeks out"STOP IT!" She yells as I laugh, for real this time, before doubts and that constant...dread creeps back into a corner of my mind, but for now I ignore it, I'm happy so there's no reason to focus on it, is there?"As you wish" I say, still smiling as Aya's blue sparkling eyes narrow as she tries to get her hair back into order "Also, want to walk with me for a while, Aya?"She pauses, looking back at the shinigami of her division, who are either laughing or holding back laughter now. She looks back to me, pouting angrily as she starts to blush, her face slowly filling in with red"Sorry" I say bowing my head as she huffs and turns away"Fine I guess' She says shaking her head "I'd be a bad sister if I didn't anyways""Thanks for forgiving me" I say happily as I walk down the street with her at my side."I haven't!" She says, crossing her arms, still pouting a bit as we walk uphill, with not a single building on either side of the roadWhat do I do? just walk and listen to her apologize to her ask how her painting has been going tell her about the hollow I killed today Tease her about aizen ask if she wants to head to the kuchiki estate Think about revealing my secret to herLift her up and carry her on my back thank her for being my sister write in
>>1378880> just walk and listen to her ask how her painting has been going tell her about the hollow I killed today thank her for being my sister
>Just walk and listen to her>After she's got it out of her system, feel her out and consider telling my secret to her. Nice scene OP, I loved it when she said, "I haven't!"
>>1378880>walk and listen to her> ask how her painting has been going
>>1378880> just walk and listen to her> apologize to her> ask how her painting has been going> tell her about the hollow I killed today> thank her for being my sister> Think about revealing my secret to herI think it would be good for Kimi to get this horror off her chest to someone other than Aizen. I don't want to be rude, but human empathy has never been his strong suit. But telling Aya, the most empathetic person in the Seireitei and the one person we can 100% trust to not reveal our issue to anyone, could be the first real step towards healing and reconciliation. >>1378864You're very welcome!
>>1378897Maybe we should wait until we're inside somewhere though before telling her, now that I think about it. Didn't we feel two presences back there? Or did we find out who that was?
>>1378787> take her out to get some lunch> Ask her to walk with me for a bit> Tell her I just need her to cheer me up> ask her how her last patrol in the mortal world went
>>1378893Also thanks Zan, sorry for double post I just missed saying it to you.
>>1378907I think those were just two women jealous of us being friends with Aizen-Sama. And yeah, we need to find the right time and place to actually tell her, but now would probably be a good time to make that decision and take her somewhere private.
>>1378880> just walk and listen to her> ask how her painting has been going> thank her for being my sister> ask if she wants to head to the kuchiki estate
>>1378911No problem senpai, I just call em like I see em.As far as telling little bird about what we learned, idk if now is a good time or not so i'm leavin that up to other peeps unless I suddenly develop strong feelings on it, just remember that according to C46 rules we will be considered and abomination and probably be put to death/experimented on nearly immediately if anyone of importance finds out that doesn't like us or doesn't care. Something to think about.
I smirk, and watch her as we walk down the empty stone street leading up the hill, the wind whistling softly behind us as the footsteps of our sandaled feet echo down the empty path in front of us. It sounds like strumming start of a song or the rhythm of a poem, at the very least it breaks up the silence and keeps my mind from wandering to dark places I'd rather not visit. Especially around Aya. "Why" Aya asks, sighing angrily as she glares ahead at nothing "Why do people think you and Aizen are a couple? I mean...you two do train together a bi I guess t and have fought together, but I mean you've done that with all your friends, and no one ever thought there was any kind of romance there""Besides with Byakuya kun"I say dully as Aya shakes her head, blushing a bit"Well that was just rumor mongering, besides he's your student" She huffs shaking her head "People like the imagine relationships like that, so why do they do it for you an aizen? huh?""Maybe because he's taught me a few things?" I say, shrugging my shoulder as Aya snorts and furrows her brow "I wouldn't know""I mean, you two spend a lot of time together, and he..." She cuts herself off, grumbling as I smile and shake my head"Well, don't worry about" I say, patting her on the back as we walk along"I will! I don't like people talking about either of you like that!" She yells, shaking her fist making me laugh"Well you're making yourself angry at nothing, so lets just try to change the subject" I say softly as she pouts and crosses her arms "Fine" She says under her breath as I smile and shake my head"Well how's your painting going?" I ask as she grins and turns to me, her eyes sparkling again."Well I have been having some trouble coming up with a subject of my art, because well there hasn't been much that really caught my attention enough to be my muse, so I've been in a bit of a rut trying to find something can truly capture what I want to paint, since I want to express something ...well emotional with every peace I make, and I really just have not found anything that I haven't drawn already and that makes me feel like I can make people truly appreciate what I draw of it" She says quickly, making my headache a bit as I try to keep up with her "But I think I got some inspiration today...no one ever draws toads right?""Thanks for being my sister Aya?' I say, ruffling my hair as she smirks"Oh, well thank you for the same?" She says. hugging my arm tightlyWhat do I do? just chat with her until the sun begins to fall tell her its rude to draw someone without their permission, especially a captain Well Yoruichi might like being drawn by you Why not draw Byakuya?  Go and train Byakuya with her Visit another one of my friends  Repeat some poetry to try and inspire her write in
>>1379008I completely understand, telling Aya might not be the most logical move. But as far as I can tell the weight of knowing what she is is tearing Kimi apart, and sharing that burden with Aya will help her cope with it. And Aya is the best person to tell IMO, she loves Kimi like a sister, is naturally kind of intimidated by anyone of super high rank (as any same person of her power would be), and isn't really in a position to tell anyone, even accidentally. Compound all of that with the fact that almost no one can really conceive of a Soul Reaper and a Hollow merging, and telling Aya seems like a good choice right now.
>>1379031> tell her its rude to draw someone without their permission, especially a captain Why not draw Byakuya?  Go and train Byakuya with her Repeat some poetry to try and inspire her
>>1379031> just chat with her until the sun begins to fall> Well Yoruichi might like being drawn by you> Repeat some poetry to try and inspire her
>>1379031>just chat with her until the sun begins to fall>Why not draw Byakuya? >Repeat some poetry to try and inspire her
>Repeat some of my poetry>Ask her a probing question, but a VERY subtle one, to see what she'd think of our secret.Also: >It's rude to draw someone without their permissionI'm guilty.
>>1379031> just chat with her until the sun begins to fall>Have you tried drawing Byakuya or Yoruichi?
>>1379058>>Ask her a probing question, but a VERY subtle one, to see what she'd think of our secret.I'll second this, as it works and that art is really really cute.
>>1379071>>Have you tried drawing Byakuya or Yoruichi?I'll add a second this suggestion
>>1379058Fucking fantastic and cute pic
"Well have you thought about drawing Byakuya?" I ask happily as she frowns and then steps back, looking horrified, waving her arms in front of herself as she shakes her head"Yeah no, don't want to lose my head" She says, closing her eyes and staring at the ground as I stop, and grab her arm so she doesn't walk off without me"Oh they would execute you over a drawning" I say bluntly as she turns back to me and laughs nervously"But I don't want to take the risk!" She yelps, as she pulls her wrist out of my hand "Besides, I don't want to annoy the young lord""Oh you could draw him something nice" I say calmly as she shrugs and grins"Yeah, but the temptation to make him look like a fool is too great!" She says, nearly shouting as she steps up to me and grins even wider "And I really don't want to piss off the future head of one of the great families""Tch" I click my tongue and start to walk again, smirking as Aya rushes behind me to catch up "You've done a good job of that already, he wouldn't get any madder than he already has with you, besides he might find it funny even if you can't resist making it a joke""I know, but...still don't want to go sticking my head into a lion's mouth" She laughs, smiling as she walks beside me, her twintails bouncing "I might try it but...well I'll explore other ideas first""Hmm, well how about some poetry to help you along?" I ask as she perks up and listens "Little bird, flitting through the sky, not a care where she goes""IS that about me?" She asks as I nod "Oh oh, another one""Oni wearing a mask, where do you hide, away from the world?" I say, without missing a beat "Blood scented steel, sings in the night, ending another life""Wow, how did you get so good at this Kimi?!" She asks, beaming as she sits down while I rest against the rails of a wooden bridge "Practice, I learned to be able to follow a rhythm easily"I say, maybe a little smug "And well, I kind of found a love for it along the way""So its kind of like me with painting?" She asks cheerfully "Do another!""Alright, alright" I say, closing my eyes to come up with a short stanza for my little sister "Ah. Two sisters walk, the path after death, together forevermore"And before I can open my eyes, I feel Aya hugging me tightly"SO do you forgive me now?" I ask, smirking her as I hug her back"Shut up" She giggles, as she rests her head against my shoulderHaaa...well I was right, aya did brighten my day up, and help me...ignore my troubles for now. But she can't help me for the rest of the day. Me and Aizen have studying to do after all, and I am the subject....and I am glad Aya can't read my mind.-Several hours laterWhat do I do? wait for Aizen outside of the fifth division barracks sneak into his room in smoke form get some dinner and wait for him Take awhile to care for and sharpen my zanpakuto. get a drink before we start write in
>>1379139 get a drink before we start sneak into his room in smoke form
>>1379139> get some dinner and wait for him> Take awhile to care for and sharpen my zanpakuto.> get a drink before we startAnd by that I mean grad some 1800's takeout and then immediately head to the place of Hollow training (which I expect to be the super secret training cave everyone of even vague importance knows about but can never remember when they need to).
>Wait outside barracks. (Want everything to appear squeaky clean)
>>1379139> get some dinner and wait for him> Take awhile to care for and sharpen my zanpakuto.> get a drink before we start
>>1379139> wait for Aizen outside of the fifth division barracksHi HM
Where is aizen? I just spent the last two hours cleaning and caring for my zanpakuto, even wiping it down and going through the process all over again twice to make sure I had done it properly. Not to mention I cut myself on the edge a few times in my hurry to sharpen it in my current sad state.I groan and lay my head on the table, staring at my half eaten meal of fried pork and plain rice,with a side of some pickled vegetables. I've already eaten most of it, and the restraunt is as noisy as ever. But hey at least it makes it easier to keep my mind off what I am. Grabbing my sake dish from off the wooden table I take a swig of it and sigh, staring up at the ceiling as all the sounds around me fill my head and echo in my skull, laughing...conversations, laughing, drinking songs and stomping feat all mixing together as I take another sip of sake."Kimi, what are you doing?" Sosuke asks, sitting next to me "You know today isn't a good day to drink""Tch, like this water is going to get me drunk, its barely alcoholic, I'm just trying to calm my nerves" I sigh as I glance over at him, and see him sitting next to me, hands folded together"Still, you really should drink too much, you need to be at your best tonight" He say quietly under his breath, nearly whispering as I set the dish down "We have a lot of work to do before morning, and I can't have you drunk""I know Aizen" I whisper to him, glancing around to make sure no one is listening in on our private conversation "but this stuff can't even get me drunk from one glass, so its fine""I'm just worried" He says, cleaning his glasses as I sigh and lay back in my chair, draping my arms over the back of it "Kimi, this isn't something that we can allow any kind of mistake to slip into, we must take the upmost care with this...research of ours lest""I know sosuke" I say, pushing my food away as I stand up "But lets stop talking about it, and just do it""Yes, before we draw too much attention to ourselves" He says, putting his hand on my shoulder softly "But remember, you can always back out, if you think its too dangerous""Tch, not trying to control it at all is much worse than anything that could happen" I whisper"I know, but I am talking about you" He whispers, grabbing my hand and sticking close to me as we walk into the cold night air "I don't want to lose you because of this, we can just...study tonight if you aren't sure you can handle...it again""I can" I whisper, turning to him "I can't really be careful about this stuff but...I'm sure you'll keep me safe and out of any trouble""I just hope we aren't treading onto a dangerous path" He says, hanging his head "But I will, no matter what happens tonight, I'll keep you safe""And I'll try to do the same" I say with a smirk "But I really can't make any promises"cont
>>1379245What do I do? just follow him to this....Lab thing of his ask where we're going Wait....I just realized what we sound like to an observer, good thing Aya isn't here to hear us Ask what sort of....studying or training her has in mind for me Break down and ask why he's still trying to help me with this Aizen, you're a true friend ask if there's anyone else he thinks we could trust with this secret Ask if he's going to use that damn bait again write in>>1379203yo>>1379176Also good work
>>1379251> ask where we're going> Ask what sort of....studying or training her has in mind for me> ask if there's anyone else he thinks we could trust with this secret> Ask if he's going to use that damn bait again
>>1379251> just follow him to this....Lab thing of his> Ask what sort of....studying or training her has in mind for me
>>1379245Aizen looks like a young, Japanese Keanu Reeves. Also, thanks for the reference. >>1379251>Aizen, you're a true friend. (Be cold as steel, can't break, can't give in..)>Ask if he's going to use that bait again
>>1379261Fuck.....he kind of does
>>1379251>just follow him to this....Lab thing of his>Ask what sort of....studying or training her has in mind for me
>>1379267>>1379261Don't you mean JOSH GROBIN?Please someone get that reference.
>>1379287Yeah that looks about right.
>>1379280LOL, that is really good
>>1379280I got you CUA that abridged is funny
>>1379287Do you know what the secret is? I ask cause I know you reread the archives at your own pace and this was a new reveal.
>>1379295>>1379292Yes! I thought I was the only one who watched that one! Episode with the joke I made for those who are interested:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSdE0DgR9W0&t=320s&list=PL853Lf5HtEQyAQZDIn0PdusL7FnsKabd3&index=3Skip to around 5:50
>>1379302No, I only know it could cost us our lives as per >>1379008 but I sort of guessed that it might be that bad before hand. I'm also super unfamiliar with Bleach or it's universe. I played a game in that universe once with my friend but never actually watched the show. *(GUILTY FACE)*
>>1379308I didn't know you were referencing anything other than Josh Groban who looks hilariously like the picture HM put up X)
>>1379311Yeah, this quest actually got me to give Bleach a real try. If you enjoy really weird power-level bullshit that you can binge for days on end I'd recommend it. Aizen is a really neat villain for the most part. I can give you a rundown on what we've got going on, the canon stuff and how it pertains to Kimi specifically. Word of warning, it'll take awhile and spoil a lot of Kimis secret backstory, if that matters. Or you could read up the long version of the canon stuff here: http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/Vizards
>>1379311Ahh the secret is that we are part hollow cause we ripped our own chain and ate a part of the hollow that killed as a Plus (ghost).
>>1379333Fair point, I don't know anything about the guy other than he's a singer or something, it was just a joke from that abridged I found funny.
"Well, what sort of studies or training do you have in mind tonight?" I ask as I follow him down the lantern lit streets, their fire light shining on our face as we walk under them. Sosuke frowns and purses his lips, thinking for a moment or two as he folds his arms into his sleeves. It takes him longer than it usually does to give me an answer, so I stop, folding my arms into my own sleeves to keep them warm on this could night."Well" He says, looking over his shoulder as he lowers his voice to something that's even lower than a whisper, nearly leaning against me to be sure I can ever hear him myself "As a man of science, I'd like to figure out exactly how your existence as this...near hollow works, how to cause the transformation, exactly what it does and changes, and if you can gain power like a normal hollow, but...I don't want to risk that, before I might have, but...no even then I couldn't, it'd be foolish to try to figure out and experiment with something you cannot control. So today, we're going to attempt to see if there's anyway for you to remain yourself in that state, and perhaps make progress in obtaining that control, THEN...then we can experiment and study your nature and capabilities""Don't tell me you're using that damn bait again?" I groan, hanging my head back as he smile weakly, touching his hand to his chest"I'm sorry kimi, but its the only way we can awaken your hollow state for sure" He says sounding guilty, still talking as quite as cat's footsteps "But...I have suspicions there are other ways we can achieve it, if I'm right, maybe it would let you have more control""Tch" I click my tongue as I walk alongWhat do I say? Where are we going anyways? isn't this the way to the Sen Kaimon Hmmph, good to see you're still continuing your research hehe Why would you think that, sosuke? Oh and what would those be we need a name for what kind of creature I am... Hey hey, don't go dissecting me now, Aizen  I wish I could tell someone else about this Wait....gain power like other hollows...don't tell me you're thinking about feeding them to me...ergh I just hope it can be controlled.....Do you think I'm a monster? write in>>1379336And because you managed to get rid of what was binding you to the earthly plane.Namely the fucker who ate saigo sama>>1379295I've been meaning to watch it I think
>>1379336That actually makes this whole session make a lot more sense to me. (not that it didn't make sense before, HM's writing is good enough that I can follow the mood etc.)I was going to read last thread to catch up before playing today but because I ended up having to do something I just made sure I knew what the main character looked like so I could provide you guys with some cool drawings.
>>1379362And we are very thankful you did, but read at your own pace, no reason to rush
>>1379345> Where are we going anyways? isn't this the way to the Sen Kaimon> we need a name for what kind of creature I am...> Hey hey, don't go dissecting me now, Aizen > I wish I could tell someone else about this>I've been meaning to watch it I thinkIt's good shit, and if you need any more reason to watch it it's also where I got the best Bleach song EVERhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k090fjqa04I&list=PL853Lf5HtEQww8vGcRCg15KSJaXgfiYqA&index=2
>>1379345> we need a name for what kind of creature I am...>>1379362Yea enjoy the ride at your pace. You'll appreciate it better. I'm excited over the fact that this might be one of, if the only Hm female that will get a man.
>>1379345...Do you think I'm a monster?"(I feel like I'm his experiment when he talks like that.)">Write in (bait)>Well then, let's get it over with.
>>1379345> I just hope it can be controlled.>>1379345>upmostUtmostAlso I think I might have caught you slipping back into your "mummers" habit in one of your quests, assuming you still meant murmurs and were not talking about a particular type of actor.>>1379336>Ahh the secret is that we are part hollow cause we ripped our own chain and ate a part of the hollow that killed as a Plus (ghost).Kimi was arguably never really a plus, not a normal one at any rate. She was a ball of bitter vengeance tethered to earth by unfinished business, known in some cases as an Onryo, all wadded up and primed to go off; and she did--upside a hollow's face.>>1379336>And because you managed to get rid of what was binding you to the earthly plane.>Namely the fucker who ate saigo samaI thought it was more than just that, I thought it was also the immense sense of betrayal she and the rest of the samurai in the Satsuma rebellion felt at the hands of the "Ryuuketsu no Kotei."That hollow was just the cherry on top
>>1379362I know I've said this before, but most if not all of HM's writing is really great. If you ever have an afternoon with nothing really going on, you should read through his archive for awhile, even if it's just the currently running quests. Trust me, you won't regret it.
>>1379390I've been trying to get betterAlso, spot on with that description of kimiand yes, there was more like you said, actually it was pretty much exactly that, I was just simplifying it
>>1379405Very cool, it had also occurred to me that Kimi was serving as a focal point for a whole lot of the bad juju surrounding Shiroyama.I mean, a whole bunch of people decided they would rather fight and die to show their dismay and outrage than capitulate and forfeit their now defunct honor and station in the reformed Japan.If there is anything that can make an Onryo stronger, than surely concentrating a whole bunch of different individuals bitterness, hatred, sorrows, and regrets into one soul qualifies.And if you haven't guessed by now, yea I'm the verbose, attention whore of an anon who promised some writefaggotry, but I am still not done yet. I am making progress, but I am a born procrastinator and was loaded with tax season work. I hopefully will be much further along next week.
Gah, he's making me feel like some kind of experiment, but I can understand why he's wording it like that. I mean, I am something he was trying to figure out how to make, but...no he just realizes what I am isn't exactly what the old him was looking for. Still he might be a little too excited at the prospect of studying me and what I am. But from what I know of Aizen, that's just the kind of person he is. Still, doesn't make it any less creepy. I shake my head, as we walk side by side through the dark moon and fire lit streets, not saying a word to each other as we make our way through the sleeping Seireitei, not saying a word to eachother as we silently walk along, just in case anyone can over hear us.Until,a stray thought runs through my mind, and I stop. a simple questions forcing me to stop dead in my tracks.What, exactly am I? I look at my hands and frown. I'm not like most other hollows, seeing as I am not possessed by an endless hunger and I am not a normal kind of soul, shinigami or not. Sowhat am I?"Hey Aizen? is there a name for creatures like me?" I whisper, suddenly feeling a little panickedHe glances at me, and shakes his head."No, you are...the only case of something like this I know" He says, looking up at the starry sky and pausing, taking a breath before he continues "But you are...like a certain yokai mortal men believe in I think""An Onryo?" I ask as he nods"Yes, in some ways" He says, shrugging "But I am not sure it fits exactly...maybe you should name it yourself, Kimi, as you are the only one that exists as far as I know"Well? Onryo VizardHollowling Shichūkū *Death hollow* Abomination Yama You choose, not good with names Eh, lets forget about this, since we might be naming something really important write in>>1379403I...is that aizen? did the Keikaku finally get to him?
>>1379464>Shichūkū *Death hollow*
>>1379464> Shichūkū *Death hollow*Because it sounds cool and not calling it Vizard feels good for some reason.
>>1379464> Shichūkū *Death hollow*
>>1379464>Shichuukuu (may as well go official even though Abonination is hilarious, and Hollowling is sort of cute. Maybe Hollowling as a slang/alternate term?)And yah, that was meant to be Aizen as a monstrosity. Sou desu, Keikaku no shitte.
Hmm, well He does have a point. I am the only one of whatever I am, so it is only polite and right I get the honor to choose what to call myself then.and any other poor soul that somehow ends up like me. I don't stop walking as I think, keeping my head low as Aizen watches me closely, waiting for me to give a name to his dream and life's work, a smile on his lips like usual. I stop, as a somewhat poetic empithany strikes me, as I stand in a pool of moonlight and smirk."Shichūkū" I say, glancing at Aizen to see his reaction "Since I am apparently both shinigami and Hollow"" Shichūkū? Death hollow?" He says, rubbing his chin "Hmm, I like the name, I'll have to put it down in my papers, and who knows perhaps one day it'll be a badge of honor to be called Shichūkū""Perhaps" I say, stuffing my arms in my sleeves as I follow after him"We can only hope, now, follow my lead and don't say a word, we're on a mission to track down a specific hollow tonight, one that has been making patrols difficult" He says calmly, adjusting his glasses "We might not even have to tell this story if they don't ask too many prying questions"I nod, and follow him up the stairs.-What do I do? Explore his facility ask if its a good idea to study/ practice this in the living world Chain myself up, and tell him to break the bait Try and meet the hollow part of me via meditation 1d20+spiritTry and find out another way to turn into a Shichūkū look over Aizen's notes before we start 1d20+int Wait....you captured hollows Prepare myself, mentally and physically Tell aizen about the...problems I am having Why do you still have those research papers? what if someone finds them, sosuke write in>>1379506Good aizen
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1379550> Prepare myself, mentally and physically> Tell aizen about the...problems I am having> look over Aizen's notes before we start 1d20+int
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1379550> Explore his facility> ask if its a good idea to study/ practice this in the living world> Prepare myself, mentally and physically> Try and meet the hollow part of me via meditation 1d20+spiritHey, it's your landlord, open up Hollow-me!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>Try to find another way to turn into a Shichuukuu. "There has to be one.">Also, great point - make sure he is writing his reasearh with CODE words. Gonna roll for finding another way, just in case, cause I feel like that might lead to a roll too. Maybe for the intelligence to think of something. Also thanks, good writing and keep it up. Thanks for putting so much hard work into the options, I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we really appreciate it.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1379550> Explore his facility> ask if its a good idea to study/ practice this in the living world> Prepare myself, mentally and physically> Try and meet the hollow part of me via meditation 1d20+spiritCrit Fails are inevitable
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>1379550> Try and meet the hollow part of me via meditation 1d20+spiritG A S
>>1379587Gas indeed, nice save. >>1379581I second all of this, thank you HM.
>>1379589>I second all of this, thank you HM.>>1379581Aww you're making me blush
>>1379628God I want to hug you right now.
>>1379630My handwriting is actually better in japanese right there.. usually it's just as horribly sloppy as english
>>1379628Your drawings for the thread are on point right now. I love it
>>1379640Glad to hear it, it looks really nice.
>>1379642Yah, I feel a little bad sometimes when there is a good description or mood and I just draw a quick commentary kind of sketch. But I often don't draw the picture that HM is painting for us simply because it would be too much work. I guess it could depend on the night.
"Here it is" Aizen says, walking past another set of trees and bushes, deeper into the forest outside of a small, town of farmers, far away from any true city, a peaceful little patch of farmlands and forests pressed up against something too big to be a hill yet too small to be a mountain "it took me awhile to find a secretive enough place, and a little longer to carve it out and make it...comfortable and efficient for its purpose""Where is it?" I ask as Aizen smirks and grabs the air above a bush and pulls it away to reveal a metal door in the ground "I hid it away with an illusion, since secrecy and security are of utmost importance for what we're doing" He says, crouching down to pull it open "the facility itself is quite deep underground, and I've made sure to prepare for any possibility""That you could come up with at least" I say, crossing my arms as he pulls the door open and smiles"Yes, but Kimi you must remember, I can imagine a great many things" He says stepping out of the way of the stone stairs leading down into the earth "Now after you"I nod, and slowly walk down the stairs, cold dead air washing over me as I descend deeper and deeper underground, pale white lights keeping everything lit up as me and Aizen walk down a featureless and seemingly endless staircase. Until it ends of course, at another metal door, with no apparent way to open it. Aizen pulls an oddly angular....black thing from his coat and presses it into an nearly unnoticable indent in the wall. And then the door swings open as he glances back at me with a smug smile."Impressive" I say as I watch three more doors swing open behind it. "As I said, Security is off the utmost importance for our research" he says, putting his hands behind his back as he walks through the now open doorway, and into a strangely decorated room.There are...Wait are those aya's pictures on the wall? How did he get those."Sosuke?" I ask, looking around the room as he turns back to face me, standing in front of a small table set in the center of the room, covered in stacks of paper and jars of ink "Why are my sister's paintings on the wall? where did you...oh""Yeah, she sends me so many but...well I don't have room in my small room for them, and I figured if you go berserk down here, they might be able to ease you out of being a Shichūkū rather than me needing to resort to violence to restrain you" He says with a warm, hopeful smile on his face "that, and they're beautiful, like your poetry, they give life to this cold place and, serve as a reminder""For why we're doing this, not that we need much of one" I say, smiling happily as I notice the rows of bookshelves along the wall "But they do make the place feel more homely and less like...well the forth division, they bring the life out and make it less...less""Frightening?" Aizen asks as I shrugcont>>1379628Fuuuuck me that is beautiful and cool.>>1379640Oh what does it say?
>>1379649Do you write too, CUA? You seem to be pretty expressive, do you ever do omake?
>>1379659It's fine. Your persona for May for example is hilarious
>>1379663Me, write? (nervous anime laughter)In all seriousness, I've tried before and I did post something on FF once, but a combination of writers block, procrastination, general laziness, and me being ridiculously over-critical of my own work has kind of put a stop to that. Though the first tenth of the second chapter sits on my tab bar to this day...But I do intend to write an omake for the next Monstergirl Legends, because I finally have an idea I like and I want us to have as many rerolls as possible because my paranoia has been tearing me apart all week. And I kind of just like to talk here, as you can clearly see, and I'm lucky enough to have a good vocabulary and spellcheck to help me say what I want to say.
>>1379662I don't know, but they certainly make the place feel safe" I say, staring at what I think is a picture of aizen...dressed like a samuria? a proper one? Doesn't really Hmm, you know, since he wants to make life better for the common man in the soul society, and protect them it kind of fits....for a romanticized version of samuria, the ones from stories"So I take it you like my choice in decoration?" He asks, standing behind me"Of course I do but...are really going to risk all this?" I say, waving and motion my arm around the entire room"Of course not, there's a training, containment and study room I made lower" He says, motioning towards one of Aya's larger works, that is hanging down the wall "Behind the wall scroll "Which should provide us for all we need in our research""I figured as much" I say as I walk over to the scroll and he follows me "Oh you don't need to follow me, I'm just going to prepare myself for this""Oh?' He asks, tilting his head slightly "Hmm, so we aren't going to be testing right away then""Well I'd like to see if I could make contact with my hollow side, if such a thing exists inside of me" I say, touching where my heart should be, and where Aizen said my hollow hole forms when I am a Shichūkū "See if I could reason with it, like I did with Kotei and Bloody""Hmm, well still, plenty of things could go wrong" He says, lifting up the scroll to reveal another stair case "So I'll just stand by, in case I must intervene""Fine, but try not to break my focus" I say dully, as he nods, and leads me deeper into the facility-I wipe sweat from my brow, my white hair hanging messily around my face, since I untied it to practice my swordsman ship and even a bit of kido, while Aizen watched me from the far end of the room, not saying a thing or moving much at all.Alright, that's me prepared physically, now I need to sit down and meditate, and try to steel myself for what I'm about to do.Sitting down, I set my zanpakuto in my lap, closing my eyes as I place my hands on either end of my nodachi and take a deep breath, and let it out, focusing on something inside my chest, not sure what it is. I repeat the cycle several times until....-17+8= 25= success-I feel myself falling somewhere else, and taste smoke, the smell of freshly spilt blood, burning wood and flesh.I gasp, and I'm sitting in a room....no not a room, the center of fort shiroyama, while it burned. I'm alone, except for the fallen charred skeletons of my comrades, and Saigo's armor, standing with his own sword stabbed into his gut...completely motionless.I swallow hard, my eyes struggling to see with all the fog in front of me.What do I do?sit still and wait call out for bloody and kotei Try and seek out my "Hollow self" if one exists Talk to my fallen comrades try to get out of here! Hello? Are you there? I know you are Hmm, maybe I'm just...maybe its just me then write in
>>1379663And in case you meant just writing in Japanese, I tried once as a joke for a class and it was about as messy as my regular handwriting. I'll delete the other thing if that's what you meant, sorry.
>>1379703>Seek the hollow self
>>1379703> call out for bloody and kotei> Try and seek out my "Hollow self" if one exists> Hello? Are you there? I know you are
>>1379703> Try and seek out my "Hollow self" if one exists> Talk to my fallen comrades
>>1379662It just says 'Shichuukuu' or my best guess at how it would be spelled. The first character is shi from Shinu (death) and the other two are hollow. Also the painting part gave me the feels.>>1379703>Write in>Don't use my eyes. Relax. I have to focus. I have to gain control of myself, and keep it.
>>1379703>call out for bloody and kotei>Try and seek out my "Hollow self" if one exists
>>1379696>>and I want us to have as many rerolls as possible because my paranoia has been tearing me apart all week.lol! I bet you're good at writing. You're well spoken like you said, good vocab.
>>1379703< Also.Need to draw shorthair version at least once
>>1379703>Follow your instinctsThe only real option
>>1379737>I bet you're good at writing. You're well spoken like you said, good vocab.Thank you draw anon, I have no idea what I did/said to earn that praise, but thank you. And I'm being completely serious about MGLQ, I've been letting what happened last thread affect me more than it should, and I worry about the actions people will take.
>>1379703>Follow your instincts
>>1379751Are you talking about being turned into a kid or did I miss something?
>>1379755Pretty sure it's also the puck thing
>>1379765Man I'm afraid I missed something or am being retarded or something I didn't see anything terrible happen last session.
>>1379770Oh no sorry you're right that didn't happen last thread
I stand up, dressed in broken and battered armor. A set which I recognize, very intimately. it is the last armor I wore in my life, complete with th three massive holes in the chestpiece created by the three bullets that put me down and took me out of the battle to lay surrounded by my dead friends and ...closest thing I had to a real family as my blood joined there's and the mud those traitorous dogs called theirs. I breath out, feeling my warm breath wash back over my face, stopped by the mask covering it. Shaking my head, I try to walk forward and feeling a burning crushing pain in my chest as blood drips down it.I clutch it, gritting my teeth as I keep walking and eventually learn to bear with that old pain. Hmm, Bloody and Kotei aren't around, that makes me a little suspicious to be honest, given how they act. But Still this other side of me, or perhaps just me is probably seperate from them entirely. at least I hope it is. If it even exists, maybe all that's here right now is me. But I can feel something else, like an entirely different body that is connected to mine. I can feel the heat of the flames and the smoke washing up against a face that isn't mine. Blood flows down my arm and dies it red as I feel my hands burn, but they aren't. I keep walking, ignoring the strange sensation as the roof begins to collapse above me, rafters and supports falling from the ceiling behind me crashing into the floor with earthshaking bangs and thuds just like....those canons. I shake my head, furrowing my brow as I try to breath through this endless sea of smoke and embers in front of me.I growl, wheezing as my lungs start to feel like they're burning as the fort slowly burns away around me, the flames licking at me as I cover my eyes to stop them from being filled with ashes, smoke and burning embers.I pause, as I see a vague shadow in the distance, as all of Shiroyama is swallowed and vanishes in flames.roll 1d20+Endurance
>>1379755Yeah, that whole thing and more specifically Mays reaction to it really bothers me. Like thinking about it makes me almost physically ill. And let me clarify, I'm not complaining about the situation or how we got ourself into it (Though I thought the roll was just Rowan playing a harmless friend prank on us), it makes total sense given who Faith is and how we treated her. But how May took that and the fact that it's fucking with peoples perception of us make me worried. And, most importantly, I'm worried that people will opt to show mercy instead of strength, and that I won't be able to convince people otherwise. But it'll be fine by next thread once we resolve that whole shitshow, I'm just over hyping it in my head and I haven't been able to talk to anyone about it, so all the worst thoughts have kind of just been festering in the back of my head all week. Sorry for the blog-post, I haven't had the chance to vent these thoughts at all before now.
Rolled 20 (1d20)
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1379778
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1379778>>1379782>>1379784Damn, draw anon deserves his first roll to go through! Reroll please?
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1379778
>>1379781I think your taking what is probably supposed to be a cracky filler 'episode' (that shows the trials we went through to get a good weapon)And just taking it too seriously no offense but I'm probably going to vote to 'befriend' the other dragon vigorously.In shorter words it's just a joke bro. Everything will be fine....most likely
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1379778I told you Crit fails were inevitable
>>1379800I know I am and I agree with your sentiment, but I can't let that happen. I'm taking it way too personally, but there are a few reason why May should not let her humiliation go unpunished.
>>1379784can we spend luck to remove/reroll the 1?
>>1379812We're still beating her up. I just don't want May to take it too personally for something she did.Forgive and forget y'know?
>>1379820YEP roll 1 1d20 NAH nah, a 23 is fiiine
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1379824>YEP
>>1379826ELL, OH, ELL.
>>1379826I regret Everything
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1379824YEP roll 1 1d20BELIEVE IT
>>1379833>>1379826>>1379833>>1379784< the only explanation
>>1379826>>1379833AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!I regret Everything even more now!
>>1379823>We're still beating her up.Yeah obviously, anything else would be really out of character for May. But forgive and forget? Hell fucking no. Look, I'd rather not derail the thread with my bullshit anymore than I already have, but if anyone's interested I'll explain what I want to do to Faith and the exact reasons I want to do it (which is not entirely fueled by anger, I promise) at the end of the thread. And sorry if I freaked out a little there, I'd still like to have a civil discussion if I can have one. >>1379821and you are still really based Draw Anon.
>>1379833I'm not even reading this, I just wanna say that's amazing!
Can someone else roll tho? If I remember correctly Rerolls CANT be critfails.
>>1379824> NAH nah, a 23 is fiiineThe world can still be saved!!
>>1379833>>1379826THIS IS THE SHIT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. Holy fuck, what do we do now HM? We still have art rerolls, right?
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>1379824I'mma just... see if something amazing happens or not.
Rolled 18 (1d20)Since I rolled the first nat 20, I'll try to rectify our situation.
>>1379851I mean, you didn't roll a one for once. That's pretty amazing.
I'm gonna go see If I can burn off some of my bad luck by playing RNG based games for a bit...I don't want to massacre anymore innocent 20's
>>1379860Really? I thought it was literally the most mundane thing that could have happened. Which is kind of amazing given the rolls we just got... Huh.
<Also(Sorry but one of you had to be a girl for variety's sake.)
Haven't you ruled it in the past that 1's don't count on rerolls since it defeats the whole point of rerolling HM?
>>1379871>TFW you are the hero quest deserved.
>>1379876I don't know the sheer amount of 'heroism' might have caused a black hole due to its high density.Therefore ripping a fabric in the reality that is Da Rulez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z39lS2eSKQ-I cover my face, feeling burning shards of metal sheared off broken and ruined blades cutting into my face as a great wind blows past me, feeding the flames with what little of the fort is still standing, the lost property of the dead flying past me like a sea of razors, cutting my arms and my legs as I walk forward despite it all. Black smoke curls around me like great grasping claws, as the flames cling to my flesh and hold on as I feel my flesh begin to sear and burn. But I still keep on walking in the endless plain of fire, broken bodies, ashes and choking smoke.And then I see it, like a oni stepping through a battlefield, a black shape...a silhouette around my size obscured by smoke. Four horns rise from its head, and its arms in claws that look like blades, and its legs do similar. The thi...the other me is hunched over, and I think I can see fur growing from it but the heat obscures it, as does the smoke. It stands up fully, stretching and grinning. Purple eyes glow in the darkness, fang like teeth shine in the light, wolf like ears rise up and a long, ragged tail curls around its legs, matted with long since dried bloodA low, distorted laugh echos in my skull as the hollow me rushes towards me, falling on all fours as the flames begin to part as she charges me like a hungry wolf.What do I do? Hold my arms up, and get ready to take a hit 1d20+endurance calmly sit down and wait try and greet her PUNCH THE BITCH 1d20+strength Hmm....So that's what I Would've looked like You reek of blood Tch, don't think you scare me RUN 1d20+mobility Turn to smoke 1d20+spirit write in
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1379905> Hmm....So that's what I Would've looked like> Tch, don't think you scare me> calmly sit down and wait> PUNCH THE BITCH 1d20+strengthLike a misbehaving dog that's trying to bite your damn hand.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1379905> calmly sit down and wait> try and greet her> Hmm....So that's what I Would've looked like> Turn to smoke 1d20+spirit
>>1379836Given the rolls the past week and a half. I think you could buy it.Soeaking serriously though. This is what happens when you throw away a 23. Like...geez...
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1379905> PUNCH THE BITCH 1d20+strength
>>1379915You didn'tthe roll was to last in the fucking storm of fire, smoke and other shit
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1379905Options, difficult. Do I play it objective and cool? (That's what I would have looked like) or is it more awesome to PUNCH! And would THAT be the right way to take control? I'm gonna go with clever. >Turn to smoke
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1379905> Hmm....So that's what I Would've looked like> Tch, don't think you scare me> calmly sit down and wait> PUNCH THE BITCH 1d20+strengthSo scared of a Crit Fail...
>>1379925Yeah, I don't think beating her into submission will be the best option here. We should try and talk her down and convince her that she is a part of us while we dance around her, only striking to prove a point, or when otherwise necessary.
>>1379931But it's a hollow.....She already knows she's a part of us...
Also is it just me or is it freaky that we would've looked like, <that
Forgot wolf ears, plus some added freaki ness
>>1379944Eh, I'm trying to remember how Ichigo beat his Inner Hollow. I know at least some of it involved talking it down as well as kicking it's ass. But then again, White was was more polite than this Oni we're dealing with...
>>1379949Nah it isn't just you but all hollows look ugly until Adjuchas stage.
>>1379931We're showing dominance obviously.
>>1379960Those marks on the sides of it's face makes it look like it's blushing....Mah sides, Send halp.
Hmm, so that's what I would've looked like? I tilt my head as one by one the fires go out one by one, this tomb of a fort turning dark as I calmly sit down, slowly as my burning but unburnt skin aches and hurts like hell. Crossing my legs, I fold my hands together and look up at the figure running at me, covered in white fur, but not entirely, some of her still looks...human, like her face or body...er most of it at least. Funny....looks I was always a dog of war after all, or maybe a hungry wolf. Either way it is pretty fitting I have to admit. I blink taking a deep breath as I can feel her burning breath washing against my face as her claws rip through the already burnt and ruined floor boards.With a howling, wailing laugh somewhat like my own screaming and a hollows, she throws herself at me, smiling like she just saw an old friend after so many years.So I wait until she's nearly tackled me to stand up suddenly, and with all the power of an angry god slam my fist into her face, my knuckles ripping on her fangs as I turn and grab onto one of her horns with my other hands and use my momentum to slam her into the ground, shaking itShe just laughs and sits up, looking at me with a face very much like mine but with wolf like fangs instead of teeth, leaning close as her ears turn and pick up every sound in the fort, from crackling fire, to collapsing supports."Is that how you treat an old friend, yourself" She sneers as I glare at her"Not wearing the mask this time?" I ask frowning as she does the same"Tch, nothing to hide, we're both kimi" She says, giggling as she leans close to me "I'm the you you were supposed to be, if your damn luck and SAaaaaaaaaigo sama didn't save you...haaa so pathetic, chasing after a dead man's ideals when he's already a part of you, why are you holding back what you are...why? wouldn't it be so easy to"She grins as I silently look at her as she stands up, her neck cracking back into place with a sickening wet sound"LLllllleeeet lose, we could be so much stronger together but....you push me away, trying to strive to be something that....doesn't exist anymore, why can't you just....have some fun?" She rants as I sigh and stand up, facing her"Oh shut it you oni, those who find pleasure in killing are animals" I say, crossing my arms, looking down at her from the top of my mask "But you do" she cackles as I Shrug"I don't relish death, I enjoy fighting and battle to prove myself, men just happen to die when they challenge me, I do not hunger for bloodshed" "But you do, a part of your soul birth Kotei and bloody" She giggles, licking her lips "and how they hunger and thirst, I must admit, even for a hollow we are....gluttonous""Oh shut it oni" I spit as she just closes her mouth and sneers."Oh you drink like one, you have no place to call someone else oni" She says, turning away and brushing me off "But lets stop arguing, and play a little, huh? Sosuke sure is fun to fight, one of the real cont
>>1379995That is amazing. You are amazing. The sheer number of different thoughts that picture brings up is amazing.
>>1379991challenges for our combined power, you know you loved fighting him as much as I did, it excites you doesn't it?"I frown and say nothing, just narrowing my arms as she stretches her claws and chuckles"He's a friend and a worthy opponent, in fact he is one of my betters" I say as calmly as I can"Hehehe, so you fancy him then" She says, flicking my nose, or trying to before I step back "Come on, betters? We're practically a god of war, we spent out life soaked in blood, and continued to wash ourselves in the stuff after death, admit it, we're better than him""Pride before the fall" I say bluntly as she frowns"Haa, so you'd rather just talk instead of getting another chance to show Aizen exactly why he got interested in us in the first place? its only fair the dog he's been raising bites his hand once in awhile" She sneers "Or would that be old man ginrei""Rude little thing aren't you" I huff as she shrugs"So are you, when you aren't trying to be polite" She says, grinning widely "Come on, lets go wild for awhile,he said he'd protect you anywaaaaays""no, I came here to conquer you" I say calmly "And bring you under control, so I don't have to worry about being a monster""Eheh, we were born a monster, remember how father looked at us when we were born, called us...oni spawn didn't he?" She says sadly "What he did to our mother, doesn't that make you mad? I mean sosuke just wants you for research but if you want a fight"Her claws flash and manage to grab them before they can rip into my flesh"I'll just beat you to a bloody pulp and take the helm for a while myself" She hisses, sneering at me as her eyes glow purple-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_OcKMD5d3w-And we'll end hereI've archived and will answer questions->>1379949Well kimi's hollow mask is oni like.>>1379995Kawaii Kowaidesu
>>1380001>>1380002>>1380009Thnx, do you guys think we screwed up? I think CUA had the right idea with the sort of 'dance' form of domination. Where we talk her down as much as we punch to prove a point. Now it looks like she's going to try and make us fight Sosuke..
>>1380015Thanks for the game Headmaster! You put a lot of hard work into it man. (Pretty much a full work day even though you said you were worn out @~ @)
>>1380020Vizards need to either conquer or come to a compromise with their hollow halvesBut as you've seen Hollows are rather bloodthirsty and respect strength more than anything elseThis is further exacerbated by Kimi's need for a challenge which means we'd never reach a true compromise without kicking ourselves shit in first. Ultimately I'm not expecting Kimi to fully master her Hollow side right now, just take the steps towards it and deepen the bond afterwards over time
>>1380015Thanks for the thread Hm.I've been looking forward to this for over a week
>>1380015Great thread as always HM, thanks for running. And I'll try and explain my thoughts for MGLQ and dealing with Faith if anyone's interested, I'll probably be more coherent and well spoken tonight anyway.>>1380020We can still do that, just smoke around and only hurt her to emphasize a point, or to deal a finishing blow. Giving her exactly what she wants get's us nowhere.
>>1380036Thanks for explaining, you guys know this stuff really well so I can't think of that sort of thing.
>>1380048>I'll try and explain my thoughts for MGLQ and dealing with Faith ifI'll listen to it. I sort of felt what you meant when you were talking about it earlier today.
>>1380059Goodnight Drawfriend.Thanks for the art
>>1380066Alright, thanks for letting me get this off my chest. Word of warning, this'll be long and probably stupid sounding, but I believe this is important to May's future. I'll make a new post so I can link it to the next MGLQ if I have to, back in a minute.
>>1380070You're welcome, as always :)
>>1380059have a good sleep amigo, thanks for all the fucking amazing art!
>>1380070>>1380080I'm sticking around for a sec to hear Caught up, just retiring the drawing tablet, but thanks both and I guess I can say good night back now, so Good Night and thanks everyone!
>>1380073Ok, so the way I see it, May is a magnet for trouble, a bad combination of her personality and being a powerful dragon. She's attracted a lot of enemies and assholes to her from seemingly nowhere, and I don't think that'll change anytime soon, if ever. But no is our chance to set a standard, and a warning to anyone else who want's to fuck with Mays life. As of now, Faith has humiliate May the most out of anyone she's fought in the past. Clara ganged up on her with her harem, Daniel tried to beat her down and break her horns, Puck tried to do... something other than make us drunk I'm sure. But every time, May has beat the ever loving shit out of her opponents before they could bring her down. Not this time. Because Faith is a petty little bitch with a Neapolean and cuteness complex, she tried to get revenge on May through trickery and humiliation. And unfortunately it worked. And it's not just fucking with May, it's fucking with everyone around her too. And if the only punishment for all of that BULLSHIT is an ass kicking and forcing her to be nice, what the hell kind of message is that going to to send to people? To people like Danielle, who want May to submit to her? To people like those dragon hunting asshats, who want to break her will and mind or some shit? To the countless potential friends an enemies that Tartarus City holds in it's depths? I'll tell you what: that May is weak and merciful to those who deserve none at all, and that she and her loved ones are easy targets for anyone to go after as they please. I can't let that happen if we can avoid it, and there is a simple way to send a clear message to the rest of the city, one that says STOP FUCKING WITH ME AND MY FRIENDS. And we do that by breaking Faiths horns, and utterly crushing her. Once we find her, we cannot show mercy to someone who would humiliate May for her own amusement like that, because if some midget can get away with something like that, who can't? But if we tear off her horns after a long and painful beat down (and I've been watching a Yakuza 0 LP, so expect some colorful write ins where appropriate), we'l tell the world that we are May FUCKMOTHERING Mcnarren, and anyone who messes with us is going to regret it. In short, we need to break off Faiths horns, the symbol of a dragons pride, to show that we won't stand for any more bullshit. Thank you for listening to my mad ranting, and I'm begging you all here, don't let May be weak when she needs to be strong.
>>1380130I obviously don't know the context for most of the quest, so when I came in it seems more episodic. Like a bit of a comedy with some passion scenes. So I guess having all the backstory that you do makes you feel on a bigger picture scale about everything that's going on.
>>1380130To play Devil's advocate now. Let me say that your concerns are valid and understandable howeverThe magic spell is centered around May not on her friends. She could be with anyone else and they'd find her adorable.Moreover the dragon had just had a fellow dragon, a peer (which I can't imagine comes by all that frequently) Mock her and treat her like a child in front of someone she knew.So she tried to prove herself, unfortunately due to Bullshit rolls and May's natural toughness all of her attacks were ineffective.So she challenged us to a duel and worked her magic to both punish us and even up the incoming fight which I can't blame her for thinking she's about to lose.You can't play the honor card either because we were given examples of May 'cheating' or playing dirty to even up fights against monstergirls when she didn't have the strength to do so.Finally our reputation is very firmly in the don't fuck with us stage perhaps not enough for the stronger legends but enough for most of the common folk we meet regularly.I do not believe that beating someone objectively far weaker to half death will prove anything to those farther up enough to matter.
>>1380130I couldn't say for example of May should or shouldn't rip off faith's horns or anything like that from my own perspective. Like as an outsider looking in, that seems really harsh and like you'd get more enemies doing that, than handling her like a 'kid'. But from an insider perspective it sounds like the hierarchy of this world, as a monster, etc. matters - could bring enemies down on us etc. and also our character's actual personality is not the merciful type, right, so I'm guessing you're probably also factoring that in. I know it would be sort of cheating but I wonder what HM thinks.
>>1380146While that's probably true to some extent, I admit that I'm also taking this shit really personally and this whole thing with Faith is a trope I hate with every fiber of my being. People like her never ever get the justice they deserve when they pull this shit, they never experience the pain and humiliation due to them. it's always "haha I guess we learned our lesson" or a light beating or something like that. And Mays freak out during the end of the thread hurt me on a level I'm not entirely comfortable admitting. But I still believe everything I just said. This is by far the worst thing that's been done to May, and if we don't establish our strength now, we are going to regret it in the future.
>>1380151Not to mention the fact that it's kind of been established that May is trying to prove to not be a bully and a, for lack of a better word, monster.Beating someone half to death and breaking their horn sends a message, but not the message you actually would want, nor do I think it's something May would do.But, this is all I'll say on the matter, because I know that I'll just get upset as this debate continues.
>>1380157Kind of ironic that huhMay always wanted to be a monstergirl to keep up but she doesn't want to be a monster.
>>1380156I understand. It's the feeling of humiliation, and that evil seems to prosper. I get the same feeling about people that are genuine bullies. I personally believe in God, so I don't think evil gets away with it forever. But in a game-world I guess it's a rafo situation.
>>1380151Thank you for being civil about this, I'll try to explain myself further.>She could be with anyone else and they'd find her adorable.That's the point, it's fucking with her friends perception of her, and that makes everything worse. I imagine she's going to scream at Yvvy a little before she realizes it was the spell making her act like that, for the most part anyway. >So she challenged us to a duel and worked her magic to both punish usWe challenged her actually. Important difference there. She wanted to fight us, and we gave her a time and place. She used that information to humiliate us in front of our friends, and then ran off to her swamp laughing. She's a cowardly bitch who knew we would destroy her in a fair fight, so she made our life hell for awhile to get her way.>You can't play the honor card eitherI never said we could, but that was May before she grew her scales. She's trying to be a better person, if only a little at a time. May trying to make a genuine effort to better herself, and Faith decided to shit all over that.>I do not believe that beating someone objectively far weaker to half death will prove anything to those farther up enough to matter.It's not the power or prestige that matters here, it's the principle. Faith screwed with us on a deeply personal level (from May's rant at the end of last thread again) and if we let that sort of shit stand, anyone will think they can do whatever to us scott free. But if we stomp this out with fury and power, people will know that there are lines they should not cross. And breaking horns is something dragons do to each other to show dominance. If we take Faiths pride from her, in the way that dragons do, we will show the others that we are more than willing to make anyone who thinks they can hurt us suffer for it. I'm not saying May or anyone will enjoy it, but it will let people know that she won't sit around and let people have their fun with her without consequences.
>>1380176How about trick for trick? May is smart, and it seems fitting of the game from what I've seen. What if may comes up with her own prank, equally silly against Faith, it would be revenge only in Faith's eyes and to everyone else it will still show that she both didn't take Faith seriously, yet still gets revenge.A sort of win-win.
Anyhoo, I really do have to go to bed now. Night again, everyone! .-~Drawfriend out~-.
>>1380189That's more of what I was talking about before actually, sorry. The message May sends has to be loud and clear, and the only way to send it is to tear off Faiths horns. But that's enough ill-contained rage for one night. Good night drawfriend, and I do hope to see you and your amazing work in the next thread.
>>1380176I agree with most of you said in some way but the fact of the matter is that both May and Faith touched each other's complexes. It was probably just as humiliating for Faith if not more so because she doesn't seem like she has anyone that she's friends with and wants respect. She probably doesn't even get wants wrong with the first part cause it's temporary and it's what May was doing to her anyway.For May I'd imagine being treated as weak stings far more now that she is no longer human and has power.You can't say either one of them is evil or needs to be punished cause both of them were bullies even if they both didn't understand the extent of it.
>>1380194Goodnight drawfriend take care
>>1380203>cause it's temporaryI don't think it is though, HM said that the only ways to remove the curse were to apologize (NEVER) or to beat the shit out of her. So she clearly wants to point and laugh at us before demanding an apology. And I never got that feeling from Faith, I doubt she want's anything more than her cursed hoard, just like the old days. And once again, if we show any kind of weakness or mercy to a foe who hurt us like that we'll never live it down. But I've said this as well as I can I think, and I'm too tired to continue arguing anyway. So goodnight, and may we have the strength to stand up for ourselves when the time comes.
>>1380223Yea alright goodnight CUA take care
>>1379782>>1379784>>1379826>>1379833Hi guys I'm back what did I mi-you have to got to be fucking kidding me.
>>1380036I have a sneaking suspicion that Kimi's act of personifying her "hollow" side as some sort of separate entity is more of an affectation than it is with Vizards or Ichigo. In other words: her other self was being completely honest when it claimed that they were one and the same. This is just Kimi inside her own mind and forcing things to make sense by generating a foreign entity that lets her keep her notion of self. She refuses to, or is not yet ready to, accept and identify with those facets of her existence. I mean, she just is not yet on board with the idea that some significant part of her very being is vengeful, vindictive, destructive, and downright monstrous.So yea, to reiterate on themes already touched on in this and other threads: Kimi is a special case. Consider for example that all the Vizards were turned by an outside influence, Aizen's experiment, and were then stabilized using Kisuke's Hogyoku such that there was a defining line preventing their essence from being completely muddled between Shinigami and Hollow thus preventing what the series calls "soul suicide," the inevitable outcome of mixing shinigami and hollow in the canon--normally anyways. So since vizard got hollowness forced on them then kept somewhat separate, it made more sense for them to have a somewhat dissociated hollow self. Ichigo, similarly, has some weird special hollow of Aizen's design inhabiting his soul as a distinct entity. Kimi was always different from the outset and nobody gave her hollow powers. Bottom line is, mastering her hollow powers may very well involve accepting that there ISN'T an other, conveniently separate hollow self that she can dissociate from, it's all just Kimi.Tyler's not home.
>>1380543Hmm, apparently my post warrants an Aizen. I'm not sure how I feel about this.