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Evolution Revolution

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Quest
https://twitter.com/GobbleQM
Character info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rz
Dice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3g

General 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, for now)

Badges: 3

Location: Kaitwe, your house

Recently: You had a talk about what you want with Keira, got girl advice from dad, was accidentally sent a video you shouldn't have by Hana, battled Jane to your first tie, and now Dice is evolving
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>>1583730
Wooooo!
We missed you Gobble, hope your exams went well <3
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>>1583730
first for qt natives
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>>1583747
Oh my
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>>1583742
[Thanks! It went good enough! Wish I got a better mark but I'm just happy to pass]
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>>1583756
I've had a lot of time to find lewd pictures during the hiatus
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>>1583760
You should have written smut for extra marks
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Needs more Laki or Laki derivatives.
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>>1583776
Ah, if only...
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Dice smiles up at you as he glows. He just had amazing battle with Jane’s Nidoqueen where he managed to get a tie.

“He’s evolving!” Your brother screams. “Holy Arceus!”

“Joseph Jacob Johnson!” Your mother politely but firmly calls him by his entire name. She’s a pretty easy going person, and doesn’t mind much, but she does hate it when one of you or your siblings blasphemes. “I wish you wouldn’t use that phrase.” She plays with her necklace.

Keira, who was absentmindedly playing with hers, perks her ears.

“Sorry mom! But that’s two evolutions in a day, even though Jane won!”

“It was a tie.” Laki corrects.

“Technically yeah, but...”

Jane smirks, just a little.

You hold Dice as he glows and pulses. He doesn’t seem to have much of a reaction to it at all. You aren’t sure if he doesn’t understand what’s happening, doesn’t care, or is just too worn out from his match.

>Stop him from evolving, at least for now
>Invite your brother over to see
>Just keep telling him how proud you are
>Something else
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>>1583791
>Just keep telling him how proud you are

our family doesn't fuck around with the alliteration
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>>1583791
>>Invite your brother over to see
>>Just keep telling him how proud you are
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>>1583791
>Just keep telling him how proud you are
Who's a good boy?
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Soooo Herb and his brother are both Jojos?

Part 9 got weird
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>>1583791
>Invite your brother over to see
>Just keep telling him how proud you are
Glad to see you back Gobble!
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>>1583791
Bullshit. Herb won, If dice had fainted he wouldn't have been able to evolve.

>Just keep telling him how proud you are
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>>1583791
>Just keep telling him how proud you are

We talked with him about this way back during our first training session with him.
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>>1583791
>Invite your brother over to see, but keep a hand on him.
>Just keep telling him how proud you are
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>>1583791
>>Invite your brother over to see
>> keep telling him how proud you are


Fuck yeah Crocomaw, one step closer to best gator.

Hoep you're having a good night Gobbles!
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>>1583791
>Invite your brother over to see
Hows that lewdbin coming Gobble?
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You talk to Dice about this already, but you guess there’s a parental part of you that worries. You hold Dice in your arms as he evolves. “I’m so proud of you.”

Dice smiles back. He gently nips at your arm.

Your brother is standing off to the side, but peaking over on his tippy toes.

“Come on. It’s okay. He won’t bi...well, he won’t bite hard.”

He lights up and rushes over. But suddenly he stops, turns around, grabs Jane’s hand and pulls her along with him. She’s too surprised to stop him.

The three of you watch Dice go from Totodile to Croconaw in the glowing light.

And before you know it, it’s over. You’re holding a newly evolved pokemon! You’re just glad you’re holding his head and now his whole body. He looks heavy!

“Here!” Your brother gives him a berry.

Dice seems to have a bit more energy now. He scurries out of your arms and Flail’s at a small log.

“You learned Flail!” Jane says, surprised.

“Wow!” Your brother gasps, then inspects the berries. Then he runs back to your mom and dad. “Mom! Dad! Those berries teach Flail!”

You’d chase after him and correct him, but you don’t want to leave your new Croconaw quite yet. You turn back to Dice, but he’s already asleep. You guess he just wanted to show that off.

“Hmph.” Jane approaches even closer. “That was...an impressive display from your pokemon. Congratulations on evolving.” Her tone is civil, but the look on her face when she says it reminds you of the time you were trying to bake too many things at once and accidently used two cups of salt instead of sugar.

“Thanks! It was a great battle.”

“I suppose with a,” she coughs, “tie, nobody owes the other coffee.”

The wind picks up, pushing some of the overhanging tree branches around you.

>Sure. We’ll settle it next time then.
>We’ll have a date and go dutch
>We’ll go dutch as friends
>Something else
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>>1583868
[I feel guilty about how late it is. But it's not forgotten. Most of the stories are mostly done.]
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>>1583898
>We’ll have a date and go dutch

It's only right
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>>1583898
>We’ll go dutch as friends
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>>1583898
>We’ll go dutch
And when she agrees
>Great it's a date
Without any greater meaning or thought behind it but let her take it as she will
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>>1583898
>We’ll have a date and go dutch
I very much want this...
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>>1583898
>We’ll go dutch as friends
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>>1583898
>>We’ll have a date and go dutch
add in some spaghetti
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>>1583898
>>Sure. We’ll settle it next time then.
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>>1583898
Well since settling is gonna lose I'm voting for
>We’ll go dutch as friends

I wanna ask Laki out on a date.
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>>1583898
>We’ll have a date and go dutch
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>>1583942
Same.
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>>1583898
>>We’ll have a date and go dutch
not for route lock and I am not even a big fan of Jane but it just fits; it's a date not a fucking proposal.
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>>1583954
It kinda is when we just had a talk with Dad about asking if we're going to go for someone soon and with the other two still watching.
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>>1583898
>We'll have a date and go dutch.

It's not a route lock, so I'm fine with it.
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>>1583962
I'm pretty sure Gobble will give warning for route locks
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>>1583898
>We’ll go dutch as friends
Hi Gobble!
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So glad it's PIA time! Today has sucked all kinds of ass...
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>>1583898
>We’ll have a date and go dutch
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>>1583730
>Another pokemon quest ruined by waifuism
>its run by gobble
Ah, carry on
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“That sounds like a shame. Why don’t we just go and pay for our own?”

She thinks, dropping her guard and putting her chin between her finger and thumb. “I suppose that follows the letter of the wager as close as possible...”

“Then it’s a date.”

She nods. “Very well, it’s a da-” She freezes. Her face goes through a few different expressions, trying to figure out which one works best. After some blushing, then anger, she settles on a satisfied, smug grin. “Hmph. I see your game. But you won’t get me to spill my training secrets so easily. We will go on this date, have a pleasant evening, you will dress nicely but casual, and there will be an appropriate amount of physical contact and tension.” She smirks again. “And I’ll win. And if you're charming enough I just might let you ask me out again for another defeat.”

You sigh. Was this a mistake? You don’t know what came over you. It just sort of came out of your mouth.

She begins to walk off, but your mom approaches. “Oh good. Jane. I wanted to let you know that we have an air mattress all set out for you and the others.”

“Air mattress?”

“Of course dear. The weather report says it’s going to storm tonight.”

“I couldn’t impose.”

“Well I insist times three.” Your mom says. “Please don’t worry about being polite. And don’t worry, the basement is nowhere near Herb’s room.”

What’s that supposed to mean?”

Your mom pinches your cheek and rushes back over to your dad.

“Well I suppose that makes escorting me back that much easier for you.” Jane says. “I expect you to be dressed and ready tonight.” With that, she heads off.

Laki and Keira come over. Laki is thrilled you were able to tie with Jane. Keira is excitedly inspecting Dice and his new form while he sleeps. He sleeps right through all her prodding and touching.

“So what’s on for the rest of the day?” Laki asks. “More training? Gah! I was close to a tie too.”

Keira offers one of the very few insincere smiles you’ve ever seen on her face. It’s clear she doesn’t do that a lot, because it’s so obvious. “Yeah. You sure were.” She tries to sound encouraging.”

Laki sighs. “Anyway, I’ll be training.” She puts her hands behind her head and walks off.

“I want to ask your parents all about the mainland!” Keira runs off.

You look down to Dice. You could take him to the pokemon center, but he could also just get a bit of rest here and be fine in the morning

>Go with Keira
>Go with Laki
>Hmm, maybe you should do some work around the house
>Hana should be arriving sometime. Try to meet her before she gets here
>Go to the pokemon center
>Something else
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>>1584053
>>Hmm, maybe you should do some work around the house
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>>1584053
>Go with Laki
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>>1584053
>>Go with Laki

Think Dice would rather just lay around and rest than go to a pokemon center when we don't expect anything else fighting wise. Worst comes to shove and we can heal him ourselves.
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>>1584053
>Something else

Wait for Hana, spend some time with our brother and tell him all about our journey
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>>1584053
>Go with Keira
I wanna learn about the mainland too

plus cute misunderstandings and being embarrassed by our parents
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>>1584053
>Go with Laki
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>>1584053
>>Go with Laki
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>>1584053
>Go to pokemon center
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>>1584053
>Go with Keira
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>>1583898
>Hmm, maybe you should do some work around the house
>Try and keep an eye on everyone (Laki, Keira, Jane)

Welcome back Gobble
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>>1584053
>Go with Keira
This way Herb will be at the house when Hana gets here. Also, he can clarify the inevitable misunderstandings Keira will cause with his parents.
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>>1584053

>Go with Keira

I'd like to learn about where we're from please.
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>>1584099
>>1583985
>>1583820
[Glad to be back! I missed this]
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>>1584053
>Go with Keira
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>>1584139
[Looks like the tiebreaker]
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>>1584161
fuark, was gonna vote to go with Laki
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>>1584175
and I was going to vote to go with Keira, so it all works out
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RIP Getting laki out on a date around the town...

Now we'll never get her in a sundress, never ever
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>>1584197
but now we get Keira in a catholic school girl uniform
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>>1584197
Laki will be so jealous about Jane she'll go crazy.
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>>1584197
Maybe there's a chance for tomorrow. If people don't go and try to tick Jane off the list at least, that's obviously what she's insinuating before she left.

Gonna be mighty mad by people if they go that route.
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>>1584197
It'll happen Anon. There's still time on this journey

I'd rather have her sporting some proper latex/dominatrix outfit, but a sundress is fine as well.
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>>1584197
But what if we got caught in the storm?
Wouldn't want her sundress to be ruined now, would you?
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>>1584207
She's dull anon. She wears nothing and I'm not interested.
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>>1584211
I'm not ticking Jane off a list, she's my favorite girl.
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>>1584234
I'm sorry that you have no taste anon

hopefully, someday science will be able to fix your disability
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>>1584223
>Not wanting to dominate Laki

Where she comes from, a man takes what he wants, anon
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>>1584265
Yes but she wants what she wants and thats two (us and valerie) mainlanders in her bed.

Herb is mostly submissive at the moment, but as time goes, we learn from her and we dominate her.
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>>1584263
Anon, you constantly post pictures of an inferior waifu. You need help. But I think you're beyond it.

Walk away from the skull creature, choose the true waifu, choose love.
>>1584265
But that's why we've got to treat her like a princess. I'm sure it flicks her switches.
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“Are you okay to stay around the house while you recover?” You ask your waking Croconaw.

Dice very lazily crawls into the tiny little pond in your backyard, then floats on his back contently. You guess that answers that.

“Wait up!” You run after Keira. You want to be sure you’re there in case the conversation gets to religion. Your mom and Keira are pretty accepting people, but you know how these things can get sometimes. You head to the kitchen where Keira, you mom, and your dad are. You brother is in the open living room.

“I love your hair.” Your mom compliments Keira’s braids.

“Thanks. I wanted to do it up like a mainland girl.”

“And dress like one from a private school, too.” Your dad adds, looking her up and down. Your mom elbows him.

“Is it alright? It’s within my ranking to wear it, right?”

You mom laughs. “You’re just adorable. Yes. It’s fine. Although I don’t know if the administrator’s at the academy that uniform is from would approve, but it’s not a big deal.” Your mom turns her back to fetch the sugar from the top shelf for tea.

“Oh. Just to be safe I better take it off then...” Keira starts lift her shirt.

“Hey!” You rush in, casually stopping Keira. “How’s everyone doing?”

You dad chokes on his tea but waves that he’s alright.

“Oh fine, Honey. I love your facepaint.” Your mom continues. “I’m sorry to be so ignorant, but that’s part of one of the religions here, isn’t it?”

Gobble reaches up to your mom as she prepares lemon slices for tea. She quizzically looks at you and him, and with your nod feeds him the leftovers. He looks thrilled even as he scrunches in his face from the sourness.

Keira beams. “Yeah! But I wanted to ask about yours. What’s ‘Holy Arceus’ mean?”

>Change the subject before they get too deep into this topic
>Actually, you’d always wanted to know why that phrase in particular bugs your mom, but never asked
>Have a side conversation with you dad. How are his projects going?
>Something else
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>>1584292
>>Actually, you’d always wanted to know why that phrase in particular bugs your mom, but never asked
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>>1584292
>>Have a side conversation with you dad. How are his projects going?
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>>1584292
>>Have a side conversation with you dad. How are his projects going?

I imagine that Keira is mature enough and Mum is adult enough to not turn this into a shouting match.
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>>1584292
>Explain how Arceus created existence
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>>1584292
>Actually, you’d always wanted to know why that phrase in particular bugs your mom, but never asked
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>>1584292
>Prepare snacks for everyone
Come on guys be a good host and we should make a treat for Dice, maybe something chewy?
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>>1584292
>Actually, you’d always wanted to know why that phrase in particular bugs your mom, but never asked
woo lore

>>1584289
don't worry, Jane is my second choice. Can't wait for our next date :^)
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>>1583898
>We’ll go dutch as friends
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>>1584292
>Actually, you’d always wanted to know why that phrase in particular bugs your mom, but never asked
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>>1584292

>Have a side conversation with you dad. How are his projects going?
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>>1584337
At least you're not totally hopeless.
She's still can't be better than Laki.
Perfection rules anon
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>>1584292
>>Actually, you’d always wanted to know why that phrase in particular bugs your mom, but never asked

not the most elegant way to enter the conversation but it will do.
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>>1584354
good thing Laki isn't perfect then
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>>1584379
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>>1584379
Truth
>>1584390
I like Laki as much as the next guy, but she has her flaws
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>>1584390
okay anon
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“Actually mom, I never asked, but I never understood that either.” You get up to start fixing snacks. It’s just instinct.

“Oh.” Your mom freezes up for a second. “I never explained that? I suppose it has to do with my schooling. Where we come from, saying something like that is a short version of a swear. ‘By the holy so and so.’” You’d say. But to make a swear by Arceus shows hubris and a lack of respect for him. Our creator’s approval isn’t something you swear by. It always is. Even the most flawed of us.”

“Wow!” Keira basks in that. “I was told mainlanders didn’t have a lot of reverence for their religions, but it sounds like you really respect yours.”

“Of course.” Your mother smiles. “Well, mostly. I married a non-believer. But the church doesn’t look down on that like it did a long time ago.”

“My ears are burning.” Your dad says as he approaches. He gives your mom a kiss on the cheek as he squeezes by. “I believe in you, babe. That, and you said we’d have to get married before we-”

“Dear!” Your mom swats at him, half seriously, half playfully

Keira gives a mischievous giggle. You don’t get it.

“Kidding!” You dad grabs his tea and takes a seat. “So, Keira, You’re a priestess from the Ghost temple, right?”

“Yes! How did you know?”

“Oh, I had my journey here. Beautiful islands. But, and be honest, you’re not a runaway, are you?”

“Oh no. The temple let me. They said I was disruptive and because I kept asking so many questions about the outside world and getting the other girls curious, that they’d test out letting us go on journeys, starting with me.”

“I guess both of your church’s have been getting lax on things.” Dad takes a sip of tea.

Both females offer a terrifying smile and lean in. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

He smiles and shrinks. “Nothing. I uhh, just always respected the upholding of traditions in religion. It’s one of the upsides.”

Oh dad. No. Stop.

“But then we wouldn’t have gotten married.”

“And I wouldn’t be on a journey with Herb!”

Of all the people to step on a landmine here, you wouldn’t expect it to be your dad. He always knows what to say and how to say it. Especially with women.

>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
>They’re all mature. It’ll be fine. Don’t get involved
>Stuff everyone full of food so they can’t talk
>Ask mom more about Arceus (Write in specific questions if you want)
>Ask Keira more about her temple (Write in specific questions if you want)
>Something else
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>>1584492
>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
It's father's day, defend your dad, Herb
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>>1584492
>>Ask mom more about Arceus (Write in specific questions if you want)

Ask mom and Keira what their religions teach about Arceus; see what some similarities and differences are
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>>1584492
>>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
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>>1584492
>>Stuff everyone full of food so they can’t talk
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>>1584492
>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
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>>1584492
>>Stuff everyone full of food so they can’t talk
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>>1584492
>>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
>Stuff everyone full of food so they can’t talk
>Ask Keira more about her temple

I can't remember if it WAS talked about but what about day to day life living in the Ghost Temple? What was that like?
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>>1584492
>>Stuff everyone full of food so they can’t talk
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>>1584492
>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
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>>1584539
>You agree with dad in principle, but you’re glad both things happened
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>>1584558
you linked to the wrong post I think
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>>1584492
>They’re all mature. It’ll be fine. Don’t get involved
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“I agree with dad.”

Glares. Except of course from dad, who looks like you just jumped on a grenade with him.

“I mean, about how it’s important to keep traditions alive. But I’m glad both things happened. I like journeying with you.” You smile to Keira. “And I like, well, existing.”

There are a few chuckles and the tension vanishes. You keep it vanished by giving everyone some chewy snacks. By the time they’re eaten, and everyone laughs at how quickly Gobble it's his and how cute Bella looks after she eats and curls up to sleep, any ill feelings are long gone. But the topic remains the same.

“You believe that Arceus created everyone and everything, right?”

You mom nods. “Yes. Continuously, not just at the beginning.”

“Wow!” Keira is fascinated. “So the mainland God is Arceus? Does he watch over you like our protector watches over us? I wonder if every region has their own. And he creates you? How does that work. Did...he visit your marriage bed?” Keira looks at you, giving you a poke as if you’ll turn into a Pokemon on her.

“No. Arceus creates everyone by igniting your inner spark. Not all couplings have a child, but all children are because of Arceus’ blessings.”

“The inner spark that drives your life force is what the Electric Temple explores!” Keira looks thrilled. “And the inner spark, depending on the translation, that fuels your soul and passion is what our Fire temple explores!”

Your mom smiles. “I’ve read a bit about that. I think that’s why most religions can live side by side. We all have different beliefs, but centered around the same goals and big picture. Nobody needs to force anything on anyone.”

“Well, the Helix Fossil people always want to force it on everyone.”

Your mom bursts into laughter. “I suppose things are the same everywhere.”

“They’re like that on the mainland, too?” Keira starts laughing. “High Priest Makai always said that most mainlander religions are fine and just a different understanding of the same things we believe.” He does? Maybe he just didn’t like you because of you, not because of your being a mainlander. That hurts just a little. “But that Helix Fossil believers are just crazy.”

Your mom laughs even harder. “Oh I shouldn’t laugh. We say the same thing.” she waves a hand as she laughs to add an addendum. “About most other religions, I mean. I guess I don’t have to tell you about the unsaid exceptions. Don’t tell anyone I said that.”

(continue)
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>>1584695
You’re not sure how you feel about them bonding over a mutual distrust of another religion, but you guess you’ll take what you can get. To be honest, you don’t know enough to really have an opinion on it.

The topic changes to weather, island geography, mainland weather and geography, different types of pokemon exclusive to one or the other, and food.

You check the time. You should get ready for tonight soon.

>You had a quick question (write-in)
>Get really dressed up. You want to blow Jane away
>Ask your dad for help. He’ll know what works best
>Spend the rest of the time with your little brother, then toss something on casually before your date
>Something else
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>>1584710
>Ask your dad for help. He’ll know what works best
bonding time!
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>>1584710
>>Get really dressed up. You want to blow Jane away
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>>1584710
>>Ask your dad for help. He’ll know what works best
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>>1584710
>>Get really dressed up. You want to blow Jane away
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>>1584710
>Spend the rest of the time with your little brother, then toss something on casually before your date
we only get so much time with our bro, gotta give him life advice
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>>1584710
>Ask your dad for help. He’ll know what works best

He'll probably take it mostly serious.
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>>1584710
>>Get really dressed up. You want to blow Jane away
Though getting in a 1up date with Jane is not going to end well for anybody involved. Should be fun to watch though, she aint winning this date.
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I can't tell, does Herb think this is a real date or not?
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>>1584776
I felt he meant as friends but Jane took it as a date
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>>1584790
Then why's he getting fashion advice from his dad?
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>>1584776
I interpreted it as him knowing it was a date.
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>>1584809
Because he knows Jane took it as a date
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>>1584710
>Spend the rest of the time with your little brother, then toss something on casually before your date
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>>1584710
>Ask your dad for help. He'll know what works best
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>>1584710
>Spend the rest of the time with your little brother, then toss something on casually before your date
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Just what exactly is this Helix thing anyway?
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>>1584887
old internet meme
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>>1584809
This >>1584814
And while he didn't mean it that way he's not completely against the idea and is going to ask his dad for advice
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>>1584894
>old
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Mormons
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I just realized where Herb gets his mad skillz from. It's his dad.

His dad's Volkner aka The Fourth Hokage.

Herb's part ninja.
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>>1584899
old enough as the fossil its based on
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>>1584900
Spice is cute as shit.
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>>1584908
Probably.
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>>1584917
nah, too tan to be Spice. Could work for Jane if she dyed her hair to suduce disarm Herb
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>>1584939
Could totally be spice! She walks around outside all the time! She'd get Tan!
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>>1584897
It could also be Herb seeing this as an opportunity to practice dating with the bonus of getting more friendly with Jane. I feel he is naive enough to not see a problem with this.
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>>1584942
tan lines mate
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>>1584948
She has them! everything under the sweater is nice and pale.
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You leave your mom and Keira to talk to your dad on the side.

“Dad? Can I ask your help?”

He motions for you to continue as he eats. Dad always appreciated your cooking.

“I want to get really dressed up for this, well, this date I have.”

“Date? Oh. So you finally settled on a girl, huh son?”

“Well, not exactly. I pictured it as more of a casual thing.”

“Oh boy. Well, let me ask you something. Is this girl the type that’s had lots of dates before? Is she used to casual? She the relaxed type?”

“Uh, not exactly.”

“Ah. Son. You’re playing with fire here. Just be careful, alright? Hmm, on that note, you need to be careful.” He emphasizes the last word, and hands you a- oh! That’s a condom.

“Dad!”

“I know. Girls here are all on the miracle birth control of vispum. But still. Just in case.”

“That’s not what I-”

“Now let’s get you dressed up. Wait. No. First, let’s teach you to shave. I thought we’d do that years ago, but I guess that peach fuzz took a while, eh buddy?”

You look in a mirror. You do have peach fuzz! That’s practically a beard! A manly beard! You contain a squeal and lower your voice. “Alright.”

You spend time with your dad learning to shave. It’s a little scary to have a razor at your neck, but once you cut yourself the first time you get over it. It hurts, especially with aftershave, but you can handle it. After all, you’re shaving your manly facial hair!

Next is the clothes. You’re definitely going all out here. Dad has some hair stuff for you once you get your shirt one, but you need to figure out what exactly you’re choosing.

>Something sexy and tight. Maybe you can make it work
>A nice suit. The classic
>Something with a slight island twist. When in Loanah
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.
>Something else
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>>1584954
amazing visual

does she only have the one outfit? It's not even well suited for the islands' climates. Or any climate, to be fair
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>>1584962
>>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.
Jane said casual but we can still look good.

Though we have been workin out...
willing to support >Something sexy and tight. Maybe you can make it work
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>>1584962
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.

You just /know/ this is gonna turn into some competion.

Time for Keikaku
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>>1584962
>>Something with a slight island twist. When in Loanah
it's tempting to go with the tight suit, but Herb isn't a superhero yet
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>>1584962
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.


>>1584968
It's a female Herb. She's probably got outfits for days. I'd just imagine to keep that imagery it all revolves around one piece swimsuit looking deals.
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>>1584948
I'm always surprised to see this picture posted here when the general attitude is usually so anti poké-ality.

Also, that Bannette is so fucking smarmy it hurts.

>>1584962
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.

Don't play with Jane's heart Herb, that's a quick way to lose a friend.
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>>1584962
>>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.
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>>1584990
I didn't realize it was poke-ality until you mentioned it. Now I'm disturbed.
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>>1584962
>>A nice suit. The classic
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>>1584962
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.
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>>1585025
same, now not even the tan lines can distract me from it
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>>1584962
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.
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>>1584962
>Something extremely casual looking, but actually with a lot of thought put into it.
>but with something sexy and tight underneath. Just in case
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You coordinate with your dad. He doesn’t have as much of an interest in fashion as you, saying that it’s much more about attitude than specifics, but he does have good insight on these things.

“I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard. I want something casual.”

“Good idea. Don’t give the impression that you’re trying to impress her. You set the tone that she owns you and that’s exactly how she’ll see you.”

“Is that really how girls think?”

“It goes for anyone, son. Not consciously, but it’s just how the mind works. You have a responsibility to yourself to treat yourself well, and not like someone else's slave. You train others on how to treat you. Never forget that.”

“It’s just a date, dad.”

“We are the habits we practice, son. But I get your point. I’m laying it on too thick. I’ve been listening to some deep music, trying to get inspiration for my next project.”

Dad does up your hair, gives you a few more tips, and helps you pat on the shoulder. “Oh yeah, son. One more thing. I know your mom is putting the girls in the basement for the night, but if people wander around, well, the house has great soundproofing. Just throwing that out there. And I’ll be keeping you mom busy tonight.”

“Busy how?”

He gives you a strange smile. You don’t get it. He pats on on the back and wishes you luck.

Time to go. You’ve got a bit of a walk if you want to be on time for Jane. You check out into the back yard and see Dice still relaxing, and when you peek into the kitchen you see all your pokemon inside with Keira and mom. You leave out the front door.

Huh. There are a lot of flowers in the garden outside.

>Get going
>Pick some flowers for Jane
>Collect everyone but Dice before you head out
>Collect everyone
>Toss out that condom
>Something else
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>>1585137
>Toss out that condom
>Pick some flowers for Jane
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>>1585137
>Collect everyone
>Get going

If we get flowers, lets get some for each girl
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>>1585137
>>Collect everyone but Dice before you head out
>Pick some flowers for Jane
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>>1585137
>Get going
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>>1585137
>>Get going
>Collect everyone
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>>1585137
>Collect everyone

Herb's dad is a good guy
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>>1585137
>Pick some flowers for Jane
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>>1585137
>Pick some flowers for Jane
>get going
>Collect everyone
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>>1585137
>Collect everyone
>Get going
Only support flowers if we're getting them for everyone.
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>>1585172
>>Pick some flowers for Jane
>Collect everyone
Nobody outdates John Johnson, he is simply the best there is.
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>>1585137
>>Pick some flowers for Jane
>Collect everyone
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>>1585137
>>Pick some flowers for Jane
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>>1585137
>Collect everyone
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>>1585137
>Get going
>>Pick some flowers for Jane
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You’re going to gather up everyone before you leave, including Dice. You just don’t like being separated from them. Maybe you’re overly attached, but you’ve always heard that's really common for trainers.

Huh, you guess you see yourself as a trainer now, don’t you? You guess you have a few badges and battles under your belt, but you’ve mostly seen being a trainer as something you do, not who you are. As time goes on and you do more training and battling, it becomes more natural to think that way.

You collect some flowers while you’re thinking. But you don’t want to go too crazy, or give too much of the wrong idea, so you get a few for everyone. You dip inside, collect all your pokemon in pokeballs for now, and present your mom and Keira with a flower each.

“What’s this for?” Mom asks

“Where are you going?” Keira asks. She happily inspects it and all it’s petals. Keira does love her plants.

“Out with Jane.” You check your hair in the mirror. What’d dad put in there?”

“Oh.” Keira looks confused. Something about how you’re dressed seems to put her off. “Another battle?”

“Just coffee. I’ll be back soon.” You leave one for Laki by the door with a little note, then head out.

“Herb!” Hana comes running. The wind is picking up. Judging by the overcast, you’re in for another storm. “Sorry I took so long. I wasn’t sure where to go.”

“Hana!” She seems a lot more outgoing today. She comes to a sudden stop in front of you and it all seems to fade, though. “Umm, hi.” She reaches to hug, changes her mind, and sticks her hand out for a high five, then a handshake, then a high five again. You can’t really keep up with her changing gestures and whiff it. You both share an awkward laugh.

“Here’s that gem.” She reaches into her bag. “I hope it’s the right kind.”

“That’s exactly it! How’d you find it?”

“Oh, well, a girl has her ways.” She gives a sheepish smile, but then suddenly holds up her hands. “Uhh, not like, that way. It’s the least I could do, since you did everything else helping me get Chinchou.”

“Oh, it wasn’t a big deal.” Well, it was a bit of work, but you don’t mind.

“You look good tonight.” She gives another awkward look, like she’s worried she said something wrong. “And you have flowers...”

>Yup! You’re going on a date with Jane.
>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
>Invite her along. It’ll be a threesome!
>Something else
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>>1585259
>>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
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>>1585259
>>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
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>>1585259
>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry


damn that threesome is tempting
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>>1585259
>>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
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God damn it, why does Hana have to be so awkward and cute? Hits all my buttons... Must resist....
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>>1585259
>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
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>>1585259
>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
>We lost a battle with Jane and have to get coffee with her

Just a hurried explanation should be enough. Hopefully
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>>1585259
>Something else
>"Yeah, Jane and I bet a date on our last battle and tied."
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>>1585259
>Yup! You’re going on a date with Jane.
>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in
>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
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>>1585259
>>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
>>Sorry, gotta run. Here’s a flower! Mom will let you in

gobble for the love of god don't recommend inviting her along, that is just BEGGING to get people mad about their imaginary waifus; you're smarter then that.
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>>1585314
We didnt lose, it was called as a draw
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>>1585314
>>1585259
Seconded.
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>>1585259
>Invite her along. It’ll be a threesome!
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>>1585259
>>1585330
It would probs give us a witcher threesome scenario bad end
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>>1585333
Thanks to dorkbro, most will believe we lost :/
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[Roll some dice, please]
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>>1585259

>Yup! You’re going on a date with Jane.
>Reach into your pocket and give her your house key, apologizing that you’re in a hurry
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>1585368
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>>1585368
Oh dear
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>1585368
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Rolled 8 (1d100)

>>1585368
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>>1585341
no, it would allow the Hana camp (which I am a part of) to sabotage the Jane camp by coming along on the date, people in a waifu war are like vicious dogs only held back by the leash of common decency, you give one of them a free pass off the leash and pretty soon we are in full on dogfight mode.
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Rolled 70 (1d100)

>>1585368
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>>1585368
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>1585368
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>>1585368
WAS IT ENOUGH THO?

67 Does not reassure
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>1585368
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“Oh, thanks. I’m going to meet Jane. We had a bet and wagered coffee but it was a tie and I’m running a little late but here’s a flower. I got one for everyone.”

“Oh.” She takes and admires the flower under the fading sunlight. “I thought for a second that it was a real date. You like had a crush on her or something. And all I could think of was ‘Whaaaaat’?” She laughs a little and reaches her hand out, but awkwardly isn’t sure whether to touch your shoulder or arm and pokes you in the nipple. “Sorry.” She mumbles.

“No problem. Oh yeah, just in case, here’s a key.” You reach into your pocket and pull it out. Just as you do, you feel that condom your dad gave you come out of your pocket with it. You just barely stop it from falling onto the ground, and hand Hana the key. There’s unsure moment where it was outside of the pocket though, and you aren’t sure if she saw it. She doesn’t react, so you assume she didn’t notice. ”Gotta go. See you as soon as I get back.”

“Umm, yeah. Okay. Thanks for the flower. Good luck!” She cringes. “I mean, see you later. I’ll go introduce myself to your mom. Okay, Hana. You can manage that.”

You aren’t sure if you heard that last part correctly. It sounded like she was talking to herself. But you’re close to being late and don’t want to be rude. You hope she doesn’t mind you leaving like this. You didn’t expect her so soon.

You keep the light jog up until you get close, then walk so you can catch your breath. That’s when you spot Jane. She looks amazing. She’s wearing that same sleek black dress she wore before, fancy earrings, lipstick, and she has her hair done up.

She turns and her eyes give only a slight reaction before returning to that confidence, smug aura she always has. “I see. Clever. You know not to compete with me on looking good, and went for the casual look instead.”

“I think you’re reading too much into it.” You politely mumble.

“Is that for me?” She motions to the flower.

>Hand it to her. Just be casual. Let’s get a cup of joe.
>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
>Suggest a short walk first before getting coffee
>Why don’t we get fancier and do dinner somewhere?
>Something else
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>>1585480
>Hand it to her. Just be casual. Let’s get a cup of joe.
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>>1585480
>>Hand it to her. Just be casual. Let’s get a cup of joe.
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>>1585480
>>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
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>>1585480
>>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
>Suggest a short walk first before getting coffee
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>>1585480
>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
>Suggest a short walk first before getting coffee
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>>1585480
>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
>Suggest a short walk first before getting coffe
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>>1585480
>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
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>>1585480
>Hand it to her. Just be casual. Let’s get a cup of joe.
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>>1585480
>>Put it in her hair, talk about it reminding you of her eyes
>>Suggest a short walk first before getting coffee
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>>1585480
>Hand it to her. Just be casual. Let’s get a cup of joe.
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Janefags are out in force tonight considering how many votes there are to try and make this like an actual date. In spite of the fact that Herb is arguably closer to Laki, Jana, and Keira and hasn't tried this with them.
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“Oh yeah.” You gingerly place it into her hair. “I saw how blue and open they were, and it reminded me of your eyes.”

“Hmph. Typical line. You won’t just get me to drop my guard that easily.”

You stop adjusting it into her hair. Maybe you went too far.

“Well don’t stop. Make sure it stays in.” She looks away. “What kind of man offers his date a flower and doesn’t give it?”

You do as you’re told and smile. It really does bring out her eyes. And the way she looks right now, she could model. More than anything, you’re admiring her fashion sense right now. She’s really got an eye for this.

She pulls your arm out, then grabs it. “Come. I’ve selected the perfect coffee shop. Now escort me to it.”

Despite her leaning on your arm and asking you to lead, she pulls you.

“I thought we could take a sure walk first. You know, talk.”

“I didn’t schedule a walk.”

Schedule? “Well if you don’t want to that’s fine.”

“No. I did schedule for some improvisation time later. We can adjust.”

“Okay.” You don't know what else to say to that.

She let’s you take the lead for real this time. You go up to the darker path near the woods. It’s a little out of the way, but it should get you where you want to go eventually.

You can’t help but notice how much exposed shoulder and...chest that dress shows. And with the winds picking up, it’s a bit chilly.

Another thing you notice is the people on this path. For as late and windy as it’s getting, you sure notice a lot. And it’s hard to tell in the dark, but you think you see armbands. Where did you see those before?

>Keep going on the path
>Veer back to the well lit area
>Offer her your sweater
>Head into the woods
>Something else
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>>1585480
>Hand it to her. Just be casual. Let’s get a cup of joe.
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>>1585608
>>Offer her your sweater
>Veer back to the well lit area
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>>1585608
>Veer back to the well lit area
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>>1585608
>Veer back to the well lit area
>Offer her your sweater
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>>1585608
>>Something else
mention to Jane the people in armbands?
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>>1585608
>>Veer back to the well lit area
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>>1585608
>Veer back to the well lit area
>Offer her your sweater
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>>1585608
>Veer back to the well lit area
>Offer her your sweater
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>>1585608
>>1585641
this
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>>1585608
>>Veer back to the well lit area
>>Offer her your sweater
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>>1585608
>Veer back to the well lit area
>Offer her your sweater
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>>1585608
Arm bands are almost always an incredibly bad sign, fuck that. Straight up racists, for sure.

>Veer back to the well lit area
>Offer her your sweater
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>>1585608
>Offer her your sweater
>Keep going on the path
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“Are you cold?”

“No.” She shivers.

“Come on.” You disengage her arm and take your sweater off. “Put it on.”

She hesitates for a second, then takes it. “Hmph. I’m too distracting, aren’t I? You’re disappointing me with how easy you are, Herb.”

“You just looked cold. But yeah, you do look good.” Despite not being a large guy, seeing her in your sweater that’s a few sizes too big makes you feel like one.

She grabs your arm again. “I still have that hoodie you offered me before on Valerie’s ship. You never asked for it back.”

“Sorry?” She makes it sound like you’re the bad guy for that.

You see another person with an armband. Or maybe that’s the same guy you saw before. That prompts you to start steering back to the well lit area.

“Where are we going?”

“I thought I saw a armbands on those people. Did you see them?”

“What? Yes. Of course I noticed them. Are you suggesting I was distracted? You’re getting cocky from one little technical draw. But...where did you see them?”

You go over where and when you saw them as the two of you enter into the cafe. You find a spot in a dark corner.

“Your parents are very pleasant.” She says, trying to break the silence. “For mainlanders.”

>Ask about her parents
>Insist she give you your hoodie back or pay you back some other way
>Suggest you let all your pokemon out and treat them as well. This is too intimate
>Ask if she wants to double battle a gym some time
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
>There’s a nice song on the radio. Want to dance?
>Something else
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>>1585781
>Suggest you let all your pokemon out and treat them as well. This is too intimate
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
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>>1585781
>Suggest you let all your pokemon out and treat them as well. This is too intimate
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
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>>1585781
>>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
>>There’s a nice song on the radio. Want to dance?
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>>1585781
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
>Insist she give you your hoodie back or pay you back some other way
it seems like she wants us to ask for it back
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>>1585781
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
>There’s a nice song on the radio. Want to dance?
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I like Jane. She'd be great for a 'what-if' scenario.

But she's just not as good as best girl, Laki/Hana.
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>>1585781
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
>There’s a nice song on the radio. Want to dance?
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>>1585781
>>Ask if she wants to double battle a gym some time
>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun
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>>1585781
>>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun

and do not let your pokemon out.
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>>1585781
>>Just talk about whatever comes up. Try to have fun

Herb, are you SURE she doesn't think you're being romantically forward? Are you?
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>>1585813
I am in the Hana camp too, but fair is fair so lets see where this goes.
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>>1585813
I'm between Hana or Keira
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>>1585841
Keira is for friendship, experimental lewds, and fond memories once we settle down with Hana and Laki.
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>>1585856
Keira is for handholding, teaching about the mainland, fertility rituals, and conquering
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>>1585841
I'm pretty much a full-blown Jane man myself, but that's only really because she's been by far the most forward about actually wanting to date us.

Keira is not gf material though I do like her, Laki seems more about just wanting to fool around in the now, and Hana is just kind of awkward and seems to mostly just want fuck too.

Jane however is obviously infatuated with us and wants a legit relationship, even if she's one of the worst at expressing it.

If Jane doesn't work out, I'm falling into team Laki, no contest.

Harems fucking disgust me though, I want to add.
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>>1585841
fullblown hanafag here. i work shit hours and rarely catch an active thread, but i do like how she's developed thus far
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>>1585891
>Harems fucking disgust me though, I want to add.
Yeah, same.
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>>1585891
Eh I think our heart to hearts with Laki were fantastic and I think if we'd actually take her out on a date she'd be more serious. A handful of anons seem to be avoiding that like the plague though.
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>>1585921
Everyone's got their preferences. If Laki ends up winning I won't be bitter, but it hardly means I'll give up on that Hana route.
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>>1585921
RIP my still heart
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>>1585891
I'd like Jane more if she actually trusted us. Until then, she's not even on the potential waifu chart to me. Relationships have to be founded on trust.

My original top choices, HerbXPurity and HerbXPolu seem to have never really been on the table.

Keira is my current top choice, followed by Laki, then Hana. Hana needs another episode with us soon, but not as badly as Val.
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Of all the things you can do, you decide to just chat. There’s no particular subject, you just talk about whatever comes to mind. And somehow, in doing so, you remove all of the tension.

Things range from your old home, to things you’ve been noticing in pokemon battles, to ideas you’ve had for dressing up your pokemon, food, weather, the differences in small things between the mainland and Loanah, and old TV show you both know about, anything. Both you and Jane don’t even notice her guard dropping over the course of it.

And then it happens. She laughs. A genuine, fun laugh. By now she’s gotten plenty warmed up and taken your sweater off, and her dress is once again a bit distracting.

She regales you with a tale about one of her recent battles. She even tells you about a few tricks she used.

“And then we crushed him! Hitmonlee was on fire! Literally! Blaze Kick made all the difference.”

You both laugh. But suddenly she catches herself. It’s like someone just snapping out of a daydream. “I’ve been talking a lot.”

“I’m enjoying it. That was a nice story.”

“No. I mean, I’ve been telling you a lot of strategies. Joh- Herb, be honest, what were your intentions for tonight?” Her eyes scan over yours rapidly.

>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
>Lean in and kiss her
>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
>What her HER intentions for tonight?
>Something else
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>>1585960
>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
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>>1585960
>What her HER intentions for tonight?
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>>1585960
>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
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>>1585960
>>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
>Trying to help my very proud and powerful but paranoid friend enjoy herself.
>What her HER intentions for tonight?
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>>1585960
>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
>What where HER intentions for tonight?
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>>1585960
>>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
>>What her HER intentions for tonight?
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>>1585960
>>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
>What her HER intentions for tonight?
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>>1585960
>>Lean in and kiss her
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see that shit, that's damage control right there. Now how mad will the Janefags be that every waifu got a shot at the lewd but Jane?

I would be pretty livid.
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>>1585960
>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious
>Trying to help my very proud and powerful but paranoid friend enjoy herself.
>What her HER intentions for tonight?

Why not, no?
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>>1585960
>Just a fun night out. Nothing serious.
>What her HER intentions for tonight?

I will not board the Jane train until she stops being so damn suspicious. After that, maybe.
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>>1585960
>Lean in and kiss her
Probably won't get any support for that so I guess I'll vote for other stuff
>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
>What her HER intentions for tonight?

I get sad thinking I'll have to settle and pick Laki or Hana
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>>1585989
Jane is very serious about us, whether she's consciously aware or if its more spurred subconsciously

We can't just lewd/fool around with her and not be as serious, it just doesn't workout in-character
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>>1585960
>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
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>>1586007
maybe not lewd but this was obviously a date to anyone with eyes; this is damage control and the first shot in the waifu war if I had to guess.

Should be fun to watch, though it disappoints me it will likely derail the story.
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>>1585933
>HerbXPolu
Patrician taste. It deserves a non canon lewdbin at the very least. Maybe Polu has a dream (sparked by Keira's offhand comment about us being married) of coming home to his barbarian trap waifu, filled with home-cooked meals and tender passionate love.
Then he wakes up with sticky shorts and can't look Herb in the eye for a week.
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>>1585960
>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
>What her HER intentions for tonight?

I'm a Jane guy, but let's be real. Straight up kissing her is way too forward considering the amount of other relationship shit we have going on. I'm down for fucking, but let's not jump the gun without making the fact that we're currently a non-committed pussy clear.
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>>1585960
>>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
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>>1585960
>You aren’t sure. You just wanted to see where things went
>What her HER intentions for tonight?
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>>1586047
Herb isn't dtf though. He literally just had Laki and Keria hovering over his dick and said, "hol up."
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>>1586055
We're down for a hell of a lot of other shit that's pretty close.
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>>1586063
Yeah didn't say he wasn't. Just that he specifically turned down sex.
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>>1586069
that's because it's more than likely that it'll be a routelock
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>>1586069
I'm pretty much with you.

I do want to screw around, but we're getting to the point where we need to mitigate the cad factor.

Just explaining we've been fucking around and making sure she knows before we make a move would solve it.
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You scratch your cheek. “I’m not sure. Nothing serious. I just wanted to have a fun night out with you. Maybe see where things went. I didn’t want to make you overthink it.”

“I don’t overthink anything.” She folds her arms. “You know what I meant.”

“Hey, we were having fun a minute ago, right? What happened.” You pause and think. “Wait. Where were your intentions?”

He folder arms go up a bit higher, nearly pushing her chest out of her dress. “My intentions were to uncover your intentions. But it sounds like you’re too spineless to have any”

“I’m not spineless. I just don’t like to overthink things like a paranoid person.” You didn’t mean to let that last part out, but she hit a button.

“Shut up.”

“Oh. Sorry. I didn’t mean to be-”

“No. Look.” She motions behind you.

You turn your head. She stops you.

“No don’t just look!”

“But you said-”

“Yes but I didn’t mean it.”

Dad really is right about girls. “What is it? What’s going on?”

“Those people. Team Traditions. They’re here.”

You really want to look now.

“What do we do?”

“We need a plan to get you out.”

“What about you?”

“Are you saying I can’t pass as an islander?” Right. She’s half-islander and pretty sensitive about it.

“Well, your eyes...” They look nice, but you haven’t seen islanders with that colour besides her. You casually lean back to look and see a couple of those people from the path. When you look back, you see Jane fitting in contacts.

“See? I’m fine. But I don’t like the look of this. I’ll make a distraction and you sneak out and go home.”

>Okay
>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
>You don’t think it’s a good idea to split up. Let’s think up another plan
>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
>Something else
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>>1586122
>>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
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>>1586122
>You don’t think it’s a good idea to split up. Let’s think up another plan
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>>1586122
>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
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>>1586122
>You don’t think it’s a good idea to split up.
>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
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>>1586122
>>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
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>>1586122
>You don’t think it’s a good idea to split up. Let’s think up another plan
sneak out the back or something
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>>1586122
>>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night

Johnathan "People aren't bad, right?" Johnson
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>>1586122
>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
>Something else

Why not pair this with letting our pokemon out? Have Mace keep an ear out for them.
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>>1586122
>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
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>>1586122
>>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
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>>1586122
>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
>You don’t think it’s a good idea to split up. Let’s think up another plan

Worst case scenario we get to double battle with Jane, I hope.
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>>1586122
>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
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>>1586159
I mean if it's literally worst case scenario Herb gets shanked in an alley.
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>>1586122
>Wait, we’re being paranoid. Let’s just relax and enjoy the rest of our night
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Man I love the female skull grunt design
>>1586165
I don't think that would happen but that would really be worst case scenario
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>>1586165
at least it will be with some cool obsidian knife
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>>1586122
>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
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>>1586174
Never. Lucky.
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>>1586190
What does Rikka have to do with Herb?
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>>1586165
I'm down for getting Herb stabbed. Maybe we'll finally figure out if we're operating on crazy diamond rules.
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>>1586201
A warning about last time.

>You don’t think it’s a good idea to split up. Let’s think up another plan

Also, sorry I'm late.
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Could Herb heal a stab wound?
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>>1586201
The eye patch anon.
>>1586206
Herb can't get stabbed it'll cause all sorts of chaos and worry.
>>1586225
I don't think that's a wound...
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>>1586122
>>Just leave together. They won’t bother you if you’re leaving
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>>1586216
Herb hasn't been stabbed before though?
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“I don’t think we have anything to worry about. We’re just being paran...we’re worrying too much about it.”

“That’s the upside of being paranoid, idiot. You get to keep doing it. You can’t say the same about being trusting. Now come on. Let’s get you out of here.” She grabs your hand.

“It’ll be fine. Relax. Let’s finish our coffee and enjoy the rest of the evening. Please? I was really having a nice time talking to you like that.”

She hesitates. “This isn’t some elaborate ploy, is it?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I just don’t think people are that bad.”

“What if you’re wrong? Bad things will happen.” Her tone tells you she still thinks you’re an idiot.

“Nothing good will happen if you never trust anybody.”

She looks you in the eyes for a minute, looking for something. Even with those contacts, you can just barely see her natural eye colour when the light hits them just right. For that minute, it’s just you and her, trying to understand each other across a vast universe of different viewpoints.

Then there’s a tap on your shoulder “Hey. You. Mainlander. Turn around.”

[That’s it for tonight. Thanks for coming, everyone. We’re possibly running tomorrow but I’m not sure. If not, we’ll run Monday. I’ll let you know as soon as I can confirm.]
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>>1586227
It's not a wound, it's a butt.
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>>1586234
We're probably fine.
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>>1586234
God fucking damnit a cliffhanger! I love and hate you, Gobble. Mostly love.
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>>1586234
Thanks for running Gobble, it was a fun thread. I look forward to see how Dice adjusts to his new form.
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>>1586232
>>1586234
Tune in next thread.
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>>1586234
"You dropped your wallet."
"Oh thanks!"
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>>1586253

You dropped this.
Oh th-stab
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>>1586234
Thanks for running!

Laki revolution starts now, viva la waifu!
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>>1586234
Thanks for running Gobbles!
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https://strawpoll.com/4aadzwy
https://strawpoll.com/35ddybe
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>>1586264
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVwtccvoQ6c
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>>1586251
>>1586249
>>1586245
[Thanks for coming! Sleep tight!

I missed this so much. I'm stoked as fuck now. I love you guys.]
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Thanks again Goobs

Who are these dudes? Are we supposed to know who they are?
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>>1586122
>Something else
Let them harass us, and let them see what happens.

Changing our own lifestyle and plans because of those assholes is bullshit, so we should ignore them until they try some shit, and if they do try some shit, Jane is a good battler while we're not explicitly shitty.

We can also use our words.
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>>1586306
And if we get beat up maybe we can get Herb to start carrying a sword.
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I wish we had our cooking equipment on us. (/I hope we do.) Then we could pull a crocodile dundee on this guy.

"That's not a knife. Now THIS is a knife."

We're even foreign and would impress a girl.
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>>1586302
Cheers.

I've really got to get back into showing up at a decent time as well.

'Night Gobble.
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>>1586302
We missed you too, Gobble. Your quests are always the best.
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>>1586341
I don't think Herb would pull a knife on someone
a frying pan however
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Laki is going to show up and spirit Herb away from that nasty plain Jane, she no doubt is working with those thugs to steal Herb's organs and sell them on the market that is black!
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I kind of want to see Herb get into a rational debate with this ruffian and have him reconsider his life choices. That would be a fun way to go about it.
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>>1586855
Bella you know you're not allowed on the internet, Herb is going to give you a stern talking to.
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>>1586855
My god. It makes perfect sense, SAVE HERB LAKI! YOU CANT LET THE SHOTA BE TAKEN FROM YOU!
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>>1586971
You know that if we get in trouble Laki is going to action girl in here SOMEHOW
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>>1587554
>Hana shouts world star
>w-wha
>Laki body checks two dudes
>Hana goes full teminator
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Date Jape

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Quest
https://twitter.com/GobbleQM
Character info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rz
Dice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3g

General 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 (Croconaw)

Badges: 3

Location: Kaitwe, a local cafe
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Jane subtly reaches for something under the table as you turn around. You're face to face with a belt, and need to turn your head up uncomfortably high to see the face of the person who tapped your shoulders.

You see a tall teenager, maybe a few years older than you. He’s got some sort of island clothing on with an armband in Loanan that you can’t read. But you recognize it from that one encounter when shopping at the start of your journey. He looks like he as at least two friends. But he’s not exactly see-through, so you’re not sure if there are more behind him.

“Yeah, you. Your name is Herb, right? You’re that mainlander that stepped in the snows of Eelilee?”

>”Yes.”
>Stand up and face him like a tough guy. “What’s it to you?”
>”Yes but I went to the temple immediately and apologized and even went through the Maema ritual!”
>”Sorry, you have the wrong guy.”
>Throw a pasty in his eyes and run!
>Something else
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>>1588142
>"Yes, my Roselia was going to fall into the snow and hurt herself so I walked into the snow to catch her."
>"But when I found out that I shouldn't have done that I headed to the temple to apologise and go through the Maema ritual to make things right."
Try and play the sympathy card.
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>>1588142
>”Yes.”
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>>1588142
>>”Yes but I went to the temple immediately and apologized and even went through the Maema ritual!”
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>>1588142
>”Yes but I went to the temple immediately and apologized and even went through the Maema ritual!”
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>>1588142
>>1588152
I'll second this one

I think we should avoid sounding 'excited' about the Maema ritual and try to express we were seeking forgiveness for our mistakes.
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>>1588142
>”Yes.”
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Missed another thread. At least this time I have an excuse; Stormblood (obligatory Gobble should do Final Fantasy).

Anyway, I was actually kinda hoping there wouldn't be a Team this time around. This is supposed to be a more relaxed, laid back adventure than the last one, and I didn't really want an antagonist.
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>>1588163
This is literally the start of a new one.
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>>1588163
I'm not sure if these guys are a team, but if they are they're likely to be similar to team skull, a group of people that does at most petty crime and that no one really takes seriously.
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>>1588152
I vote this. Play that sympathy card hard.
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>>1588142
>>1588152
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“Yes, that’s me. But my pokemon was going to fall in and hurt herself so I ran into the snow to try to catch her. I wasn’t really thinking about anything other than keeping her safe. But when I found out that I shouldn't have done that I headed to the temple to apologise and go through the Maema ritual to make things right”

He puts a hand on your shoulder. You gulp.

“See! This is what I’m talking about. A mainlander who respects our customs and assimilates. Someone who tries.” He slaps you on the back, then bows. “Thank you. I wish everyone else followed your example.” He turns to the now growing audience. “Our critics say we’re just mindless thugs. Just trying to give mainlanders a hard time for no reason. But we’re not! We just want Loanah to stay a vibrant culture, and follow our traditions. If this man here can do it, why can't others? Is that an unfair question?”

He called you a man!

“This is the guy my great uncle was talking about. A mainlander that still helped clean up a mess in those invasive pokemon.” He turns back to you. ”And I heard you’ve got some shards from doing good deeds around the islands, right?”

“Umm, yeah. A few. I wasn’t the only one though. My friends and I worked together.”

“Worked together, earning shards!” He proclaims. “Yes! Exactly! Not glory-hunting or imposing your culture on the islands, but integrating, and making your new home a better place. Being part of the community.” He turns to the others. “And that’s what it’s all about. Community. Unity. We have no problem with people like Herb here. In fact, Herb, if you’d like, we’d be happy to have you as a member. We’re just a group of proud Loanan’s who organize community events and try to make our home a better, safer, more united place. What do you say?”

Oh jeez. Everyone’s staring at you now. There’s no immediate threat you can see in the tone of the place, but the peer pressure is strong. The shop itself has a mixed bag of faces. Some who like what he’s saying, some people rolling their eyes, and most people just watching to see what this is all about.

>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
>That’s okay, but thanks.
>This sounds like something Jane would like
>Something else
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>>1588228
>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
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>>1588228
>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
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>>1588228
>>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. But, you want to give it some thought.
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>>1588228
>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
Oh man this sounds like it's gonna be interesting
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>>1588228
>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
Could organise events that revolve around different parts of the culture to get them interested, like the shit people do at medieval fairs.
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>>1588228
>>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
in this episode, Herb joins a gang
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>>1588228
>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!
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>>1588264
>Herb joins a gang
This feels like an Always Sunny title
"I'm just going out for coffee, mom. What's the worst that could happened?"

"Herb joins a gang"
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>>1588279
kek, thought the same thing
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>>1588228
Can I think on it? i'm still on my journey and all you know?
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>>1588228
>That’s okay, but thanks.
>>1588311
This ^
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>>1588228

>Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. Sure!

This is probably an absolutely terrible idea, let's do it.
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>>1588311
Supporting
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>>1588311
Supporting this, we need to be careful.
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>>1588311
as fun as it would be to join a gang i think this is more of the herb way.
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>>1588311
Yeah. I agree with this one.
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>>1588311
This please
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>>1588311
This
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Come on guys what could possibly go wrong
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[Well I was just about to post the update, but it seems like there's some late contention here. Let's do a 5 minute revote. It's not quote-only since we have IDs, but no votes will be accepted that have 1 post. Will Herb join, or ask to think on it?]

>join
>think
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>>1588475
Think
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>>1588475
>>join
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>>1588475
>join
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>>1588475
>>think
Good eye Gobble
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>>1588475
>join
Might as well dive in, we can experience the culture first hand.
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>>1588475
think
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>>1588475
>think
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>>1588475
>Think
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>>1588475
>think
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>>1588475
Think
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>>1588475
Fuck it.
>>join

captcha: hymencourt plzz, what even is this
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>>1588475
>think
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>>1588475
>>think
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>>1588516
An omen
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>>1588475
>think
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>think
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>>1588475
>join
Crap I was late wasn't I
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Poor Gobble had the update all written and ready but anon just had to go and

>think
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“Well, how about it, Herb? Want to join Team Mainsail?”

“That sounds pretty nice. But I don’t know. Can I think about it?”

There’s a pause that lasts a while. He looks disappointed.

“Sure. Here.” He offers you a pamphlet, and even writes his number on it. “If you change your mind, let me know. I’m Kahu, the leader of our growing little group. Don’t worry, we don’t have a lot of obligations. Well, there’s a tiny membership fee, about the cost of a few coffees. It’s just to cover printing costs and that sort of thing. But we have a lot of events. I’d love to have you at our next rally. We’re going to have a few at different islands around the same time.” He points to the pamphlet, showing different times and locations.

“Thanks.” You begin to reach out a hand to shake his, but then you stop yourself, and bow instead.

He bows in turn. The general spectacle seems to have died down and everyone went back to their own conversations. His head comes back up with a smile. You're never good at reading people, but it looks genuine to you. “No pressure. You just keep doing what you’re doing. You’re acting like a true islander.”

Jane sips the last of her coffee, then puts the cup down hard.

“Oh right. You’re a mainlander immigrant too, right?”

Jane clenches her fist, stands up tall, and looks him right in the eyes. “I was raised there. But I’m Loanan!”

Despite being a good foot taller than her, he looks intimidated. He backs away. “Oh. Well. Okay then.”

“And I’ve done a lot, too. I have shards. Just has many as him!” Her voice somehow reminds you of a steam-pipe ready to blow.

>”Well, we were just leaving.” Grab Jane and go before she does something Jane-like
>Ask him if she can sign up too
>Stay out of it. She looks scary
>Talk with him some more about the group
>Something else
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>>1588560
>Talk with him some more about the group
Like what all do you do? I like your concept, I'm just not sure I can be helpful while I am on my journey, you know?
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>>1588560
>”Well, we were just leaving.” Grab Jane and go before she does something Jane-like
I expect rapid fire Herb like excuses while we drag her away
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>>1588560
>>”Well, we were just leaving.” Grab Jane and go before she does something Jane-like
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>>1588560
>>Ask him if she can sign up too
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>>1588560
>Talk with him some more about the group
Maybe we can send him recipes from the other islands to get people interested in the local culture.
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>>1588560
>Talk with him some more about the group
>Make sure to include Jane in the conversation. She might have some good insights due to her experience with both parts of her heritage
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>>1588560
>Ask him if she can sign up too
I don't see any option calming things down, this has the best chance of deflecting the anger,
staying out of it or talking to the guy like nothing happened will just make Jane madder.
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>>1588586
supporting
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>>1588475
>join
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“What else can you tell me and Jane about the group?” You gently push on the small of her back to bring her closer.

Somehow, Jane keeps her pride in check and joins the conversation instead of conquering it. He tells you both about the group, how it was recently founded. Originally it was a youth group of non-priests that still liked to meet up and explore their faith and talk about youth issues. That sort of thing. But a lot of young people were embracing mainland culture. A lot of mainland ideas and religions became more popular, even after that one cruise ship crashed all those years ago, or that industrial accident on Tabo. And as more mainlanders come, more problems come too because they don’t embrace the island culture. So they started trying to influence the elders to slow things down. But there’s a lot of opposition. They do a good amount of volunteer work, mostly around cleaning up trash, working with sick pokemon, helping the poor, and of course, hosting cultural events.

“Everyone says we just hate mainlanders, even mainlander pokemon! But it’s not about hate. We just want to keep our home...our home. That’s all. And anyone that comes here and works towards helping the islands and letting our culture flourish is an islander in my eyes. I just wish we could convince more people of how important that is. Once it's lost, it's gone forever.”

Jane, by the end of this, is looking as close to happy as you’ve seen her. “I’d like to join.”

“Well alright.” He starts handing her a small scroll to sign, gets someone to bring up a member card machine, gives her an armband, and another pamphlet. “And hey, maybe you can convince your boyfriend here to join later on, right?” He jokes. “I’ll let you luvdiscs enjoy the rest of your night, now.”

And with that, he bows and turns to leave.

Jane carefully studies the reading material. She didn’t react at all when he called her your boyfriend. Did she hear that?

>Correct him before he goes. Let’s not spread the wrong idea
>Ask Jane if she heard that, try to see what her reaction is
>Let it go. Let’s go home
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
>Something else
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>>1588705
>>Let it go. Let’s go home
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>>1588705
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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>>1588705
>>Let it go. Let’s go home
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>>1588705
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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>>1588705
>Correct him before he goes. Let’s not spread the wrong idea
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>>1588705
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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>>1588705
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
if not
>Let it go. Let’s go home
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>>1588705
>>Let it go. Let’s go home
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>>1588705
>>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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>>1588705
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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>>1588705
>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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>could have redesigned their gang outfits into something cute.
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>>1588705
>Correct him before he goes. Let’s not spread the wrong idea

Greetings from the land of second shift breaks weeeeee
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>>1588705
>>Ask if she wants to continue the night doing something else
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“So, want to do something else?”

She snaps out of her reading. “Something else?” Her eyes narrow again. “I see. You want to colonize the islander girl, right?”

“Colo...I-what?”

“It was a joke. Because I’ve been accepted into the Team, and by extension as an islander.” She offers a forced, unnerving smile. “I’ve read you should engage in one or two sexually charged jokes when on a date.”

“Oh. Haha. Good one.” You don't get it.

“Regardless, your little detour before already used up the improvised time, and this interruption put us off schedule as well. The plan is gone, so...I suppose let’s abandon the plan.” That sounded like it hurt her to say. “Very well. What did you have in mind?”

>Catch a late movie
>Go night fishing
>A walk in the woods
>Another pokemon battle
>Something else
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>>1588823
>Catch a late movie
I wonder what kind of movie
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>>1588823
>>Go night fishing
>>A walk in the woods
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>>1588823
>>A walk in the woods
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Themes of the OG Pokemon Quest:
>Overcoming your history
>Dealing with doubt and regret
>Ensuring the balance is kept between people and pokemon

Themes from Pokemon Island Adventure:
>Progress vs. Tradition
>Cultural Tensions/Relations
>???

Gobble is basically a contemporary philosopher, using this medium to express his concern over the direction human society as a whole is going, and furthermore is attempting to mend that gap by weaving a captivating narrative throughout the whimsical and fantastic world of Pokemon.

8/10, go get something actually published. You're better at this whole story thing than most novelists. I love you Gobble <3
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>>1588823
>>A walk in the woods
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>>1588835
>>Catch a late movie
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>>1588823
>play with pokemon!
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>>1588840
>using this medium to express his concern over the direction human society as a whole is going
Gobble explicitly stated at the start of the quest that they were NOT doing exactly that. I agree Gobble's writing is god tier though.
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>>1588823

Changing >>1588837
supporting >>1588848
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>>1588840
I see PIA as a story about life as an immigrant, as well as a coming-of-age story.
>>1588823

>>1588848
Yeah boy, supporting this.
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>>1588857
The fact that Gobble is able to write a story with those themes, even if he himself has taken no public stance for or against said issues in the real world, is a further testament to his worthiness to be placed alongside professional literary talent.
>>1588879
Aren't all immigrant stories, at their core, a sort of window into how society "appears" to operate in the unfiltered light of fresh eyes?
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>>1588848
Yes. We should do this.
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>>1588848
Fuck it, supporting
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>>1588823
>Catch a late movie
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>>1588823
>Go night fishing
We ain't got no money and this way our Pokemon can play.
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>>1588887
since when has profession literary talent been able to detach themselves from personal issues? That's what's so magical about the internet, the total lack of any kind of censorship allows such works to flourish where otherwise it would be impossible, not to mention the creative opportunities the collective game format permits.
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>>1588887
I wouldn't argue that stories about immigration is more about things like personal identity, the search for a better life, and the need to belong.
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>>1588926
Sorry, I WOULD, not wouldn't. Phone posting.
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>>1588840
>>1588887
[Oh jeez. High praise! I'm just a humble smut peddler]
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>>1588937
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>>1588937
That's like saying Baskin Robin's is a seller of vanilla ice cream. It's true, but misses the bigger picture of Vanilla being one of many flavors offered.
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“I was think we could go play with our pokemon.”

“Play with our pokemon?” She looks a little confused. “You’re trying to see what information you can get from them! Well, good luck. I’ll learn far more.”

You go and find a little battling field and you let your pokemon out onto the grass. For a second when she’s holding her pokeball, you think she’s going to throw it out like she’s going to battle. But she gently tosses them up into the air instead.

Mace and Gobble are just standing around, looking like two construction workers talking about their favorite sports teams or something. Dice is still exhausted, but he moves around a bit. He looks a bit unnerved as Nidoqueen steps up to him, but there’s a nod of respect from the big purple pokemon and he lays back down. Nidoqueen awkwardly joins him to see what’s so special about looking up at the sky.

Fletchinder and Dewpider stand around Jane as Bella approaches her. Bella looks offended at Jane’s dress for some reason, and launches into a tirade. You’re sure if you understood pokemon like Keira does, you’d have to wash her mouth out with soap.

Before you can say anything to her though, Hitmonlee steps in front of you, folds his arms, and glares. He points to the flower in Jane’s hair, then to you. Is he mad about that? Why?

>Ignore him, go stop Bella from berating Jane
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
>You’re a trainer and he’s a Pokemon. You should command him to stand down.
>Ask Jane to get him to back away
>Ignore him and try to start a game and get all the pokemon involved (write-in game suggestions if you want)
>Something else
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>>1588993
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
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>>1588993
>>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
And
>>go stop Bella from berating Jane
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>>1588993
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
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>>1588993
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
>Ignore him and try to start a game and get all the pokemon involved (write-in game suggestions if you want)

Something simple, like catch or tag?
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>>1588993
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
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>>1588993
>>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
>Ignore him and try to start a game and get all the pokemon involved (write-in game suggestions if you want)

Play capture the flag!
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>>1588993
>Go stop Bella from berating Jane
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
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ha ha ha Hitmonlee is pulling a Bella

>>1588993
>Ignore him and try to start a game and get all the pokemon involved
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>>1589018
Yeah. Also stop Bella from being the way she is. It's getting a tad old to have her acting like that.
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>>1588993
>Ignore him, go stop Bella from berating Jane
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
>Ignore him and try to start a game and get all the pokemon involved
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>>1589032
>>1588993
oh and also
>Ignore him, go stop Bella from berating Jane
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>>1588993
How about we get Bella to pick a pretty flower for Hitmonlee?
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it would be fun if gobble translated what the pokemon were saying so we would at least know it, but I guess this is more immersive. I just want a plant monster to call Jane a conniving whore is that so wrong?!
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>>1588993
>Something else
Explain what happened with jane then try to start a game and get all the pokemon involved (Something thats not competitive...like catch or something )
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>>1588993
>Go get a flower for him. He must want one too.
Good girl bella
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“Oh! I know what you’re upset about!” You look around, run to the bushes near the open battle area you’re at and pluck a flower. He’s completely frozen as you place it snugly on his head, securing it with a little fashion accessory. “There we go. Nice and pretty.”

You guess Hitmonlee might be a girl after all. Or maybe a boy that wants to be pretty. Either way, it seems so happy that it’s frozen in place.

You head over to Jane and Bella. Jane is holding Bella off with one hand like a cartoon, and laughing at that and for some reason your interaction with Hitmonlee. It’s that same happy laugh she had earlier. She’s opening up. “And I thought Hitmonlee couldn’t be paralyzed!”

“Bella!” You say. “Stop that. Don’t yell at Jane.”

Bella turns around, looking hurt. She’s just looking out for you. At least, that’s your interpretation of what she’s saying.

“I appreciate that, but you’ve got something else to worry about right now.”

She cocks her head.

“You’re it!” You tap her on the head.

She lights up and turns around, trying to tag Jane. Jane, always quick, flips backwards to avoid being tagged. She can really move! Not like Keira, but still. She’s quick and flexible and has surprising upper body strength as she pulls herself up a branch.

Bella tags Mace. Mace rockets after Fletchinder who got cocky about flying overhead. Flechinder tags Nidoqueen, who tags Dice, who waddles up to the still Hitmonlee. That gets him out of his frozen stupor and he comes racing after you!

>Leap behind Jane
>Run at him and try to juke around
>Run away as fast as you can
>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
>Something else
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>>1589134
>>Leap behind Jane
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>>1589134
>>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589134
>Run at him and try to juke around
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>>1589134
>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589134
>>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589134
>>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589134
>>Leap behind Jane
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>>1589134
>Leap behind Jane
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>>1589134
>>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589134
>>1589146
Changing my vote to

>Leap behind Jane
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>>1589134
>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589186
[Tiebreaker! Now give me some rolls!]
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>>1589134
>>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away
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>>1589134
>Don’t bother trying to get away from him, just try to be close to someone else to tag them right away

Haha time for Romantic comedy
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>1589190
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>1589190
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1589190
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>>1589200
>>1589199
>>1589198
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>>1589200
okay then
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>>1589200
>>1589198
>>1589199
>He tries to kung foo herb.
>Herb is the chosen one, who will be doing the kung fooing thank you.
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>>1589200
YES YES YES
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>>1589198
>>1589200
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>>1589198
>>1589200
Thank goodness. I had almost forgotten in Jane's lewdbin that her Hitmonlee is a bit 'clingy' to Jane. Something tells me he was looking to inflict some damage.
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>Pokemon
>crits all day
>Hive Queen
>crits all day

This is a time of glorious bounty, my brothers! Let us give praise to the dice gods!
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>>1589198
>>1589199
>>1589200
We used these rolls on TAG of all things
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>>1589267
never lucky
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>>1589267
but it might have lewd results
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>>1589277
Plz no.
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>>1589277
Hey, if it finally leads to a scene in which Jane is likable, I'm all for it
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You won’t even bother trying to get away from Hitmonlee. He comes after you fast. But man, he’s swinging those legs out. You narrowly avoid a few that look like they’d be painful and just tap his foot after so he’ll cut that out. Guess he’s overly excited and didn’t realize how much that’d hurt.

You run after Dewpider. It hasn’t been involved yet. Also it’s one of the few things slow enough for you to catch. You tap it on the back.

It leaps in surprise, and automatically fires a Spider Web at you. But you slip back on your feet and it flies over you and at Jane, wrapping tightly around her. You rush to your feet and catch her before she falls.

You hold Jane up with one arm, and with the other hand you remove the webbing from her mouth. Her chest heaves up and down with yours. The webbing still all around her body makes the flesh of her bust stand out even more. She looks clearly impressed, but also suspicious. But there's another flush in her face too.

“That was amazing. What’s your secret, Herb Johnson? What are you?”

>The cook
>Her rival
>Joke. You’re a secret agent
>Just lucky this one time. Don’t read too much into it.
>Kiss her
>Her friend
>Something else
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>>1589293
>>Something else
"Just me."
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>>1589293
>Her friend
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>>1589293
>Kiss her
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>>1589293
this >>1589296
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>>1589293
>Joke. You’re a secret agent
>Just lucky this one time. Don’t read too much into it.
He paranoia will go into overdrive

Then
>her friend
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>>1589293
>The cook
>Her friend
I can't choose so i'm voting for both
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>>1589293
>Kiss her
Also this
>>1589296
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>>1589293
>>Her friend
>The cook

>I just sometimes get random bouts of cool stuff happening to me.
>Like the time I blocked a Kecleon's fury swipes bare handed.
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>>1589293
>>1589296
This.
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>>1589296
I like it

A kiss doesn't feel quite right here yet
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>>1589293
> A romantic acquaintance
> Kiss her
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>>1589293
>kiss her
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>>1589277
Gotta go for the gold
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>>1589293
>Joke. You’re a secret agent
heh, yeah. "joke"
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>>1589293
>The cook
>Her rival
>Her friend
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>>1589323
oh, and
>kiss her
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>>1589293
>The cook

And
>>1589296
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>>1589315
Or if we do go for a kiss it should be interrupted before by a phone ringing or some random passerby
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>>1589293
this >>1589296

also, no kissing porfavor
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>>1589293
>>1589296
This. No kiss.
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I'm just going through all these replies...
I do not envy you right now Gobble
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>>1589293
>The cook
>Kiss her
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>>1589296
I'll back it. Also no making out with the shark, harems and checklists are fucking shit.
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>>1589331
Oh, and no kissy.
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>>1589293
>>Kiss her
it was the challenge and come on, we are never going to get a better chance
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>>1589314
>>1589293
Just in case I needed to specify, no kiss please.
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>>1589293
>Her rival
I wanted to say "secret agent", but knowing Jane she'd believe it.
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>>1589293
>The cook
>Her rival
>Her friend
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>>1589293
>Kiss her
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“I’m just me.”

She stares into your eyes for a moment. “Why do you have to be so...mysterious?”

You laugh. She’s joking, right? You stand her up and peel the webbing off of her. You try not to get too touchy around her legs. Or back. Or chest. Ho boy that dress is tight.

When you’re done, there’s a flash of lightning followed seconds later by a huge boom.

“The storm’s here!” She yells, bringing her pokemon back to their balls. You do the same, being worried that someone might get separated as you and Jane run back home.

You arrive at your door under the overhang, panting and soaked. She pulls a leaf out of your hair that must have been from one of the branches you ran under.

When you catch your breath, she stands up straight, then bows. “It was...not unpleasant. Thank you for a nice evening.”

You’re not sure what to do so you bow back. “Thanks. I had fun too.”

She’s standing just slightly in the way of you being able to open the door. “Herb, you have a crush on one of the girls, don’t you?”

>That’s personal! You don’t want to talk about it
>Yes.
>No! Whaaat? Ha! No way! Who likes girls?
>No. (for real) You just like everyone as friends
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
>Something else
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Guys we can't just go around kissing every girl.
You boys worry me sometimes.
Your lust for lewds will get herb hurt on day.
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused

Honesty!
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>>1589422
>>Yes.
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>>1589424
We never kissed anyone.
Actually we never did anything with jane
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>>1589422
>>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
Be honest to Jane, she needs it
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>>1589422
>Yes.
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589422
>>Yes.
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>>1589422
>Yes.
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>>1589422
>That’s personal! You don’t want to talk about it
I'd rather not give her ammo to try and use against us.
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
>Decisions are hard, but necessary.
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>>1589422
>Yes
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
>>1589424
I want to kiss Jane, she is my favorite of the girls
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused

>>1589433
Well duh. Stuff like kissing and handholding is really intimate!
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>>1589429
I don't really see that as honesty. I feel like it's a push for harem.
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
Honesty is the best policy
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>>1589422
>No! Whaaat? Ha! No way! Who likes girls?
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>>1589422
>>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589457
So masturbating and oing the mind thing with keira isn't?
Come on man. We are grown up here. A kiss is much less intimate than that.
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589422
>>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589422
>>No! Whaaat? Ha! No way! Who likes girls?
and then when she obviously doesn't buy that
>>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589472
either I've mastered sarcasm or you're a level above me
i can't tell which right now
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You’re confused
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>>1589487
It's a paradox.
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>>1589293
>The cook
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>>1589422
>Maybe more than one. You're confused and don't know what to do.

Late anon is @ uni and late.
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>>1589522
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You sigh. “I don’t know. Maybe more than one. I’m confused. I don’t know what to do! What she doesn’t like me back? What if I hurt someone, or more than one someone? I’ve never had a girlfriend before and I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.” You end up blurting out a lot more than you intended. You brace for Jane to throw it back in your face. Stupid Herb. You should learn by now not to be so vulnerable in front of someone who's always trying to get an advantage over you.

She puts a hand on your shoulder. Here it comes. Some mean remark or accusation.

“Rival to rival; if you’re half as charming with her as you were with me tonight, you’ll be fine, and she’ll give you plenty of children.” She kisses you on the cheek, then opens the door.

She stops as it’s halfway open and turns back to you. “I trust you understand that if you tell anybody about that, you will be having no children.”

You gulp and nod. She enters inside and you follow.

It’s really late. You thought you’d be home way sooner than this. You rush upstairs upstairs, take a very quick shower, put on some fresh, dry clothes, and think about what you’re going to do next. You could sneak down to the girls downstairs, but they might just be sleeping. And it might be intrusive or weird to see Jane again right away.

You could stay up and think. You’re got a lot on your mind. Maybe get yourself a midnight snack.

Or you could just go to bed. It’s been a long day.

>Go downstairs
>Stay up and think
>Bed
>Something else
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>>1589577
>>Stay up and think
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>>1589577
>Stay up and think
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>>1589577
>Bed
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>>1589577
>Stay up and think
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>>1589577
>Go downstairs
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>>1589577
>Go downstairs
We didn't really get a chance to welcome Hana, so we should do that now.
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>>1589577
>Bed
Why would we stay up?
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>>1589577
>Stay up and think
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>>1589577
>>Stay up and think
Snack attack
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>>1589577
>Bed
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>>1589577
Snacktime bby.
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>>1589577
>Bed
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>>1589577
>Bed
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>>1589577
>Bed
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>>1589577
>Stay up and think.

Bonding time?
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>>1589577
>Go downstairs
what other option is there
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>>1589577
>Bed

but not for you Gobble oh no we are not wimping out now, we have miles of road still to go.
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>>1589577
>>Stay up and think

Wouldn;t mind some more introspection from Herb's part about the girls.And maybe so he can think about how an evening out with Laki would be like. Maybe with her in a nice dress.
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>>1589577
>Stay up and think
Stay WOKE young man
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>>1589577
>>Stay up and think
>>
Well Herb got rivalzoned Laki confirmed endgame.
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>>1589577
>Stay up and think
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>>1589657
I doubt Jane will give up that easily
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>>1589657
>Being a rival means that she can't be a love interest either
It's like you didn't follow last smiley's pokemon quest.
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>>1589663
I mean Gobble, my bad.
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>>1589657
I hope Laki is chosen. She won the last couple of staw polls.
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>>1589657
I liked the tender scene we just had and I want more, my fighting spirit has been renewed and I won't give up on Jane
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>>1589682
I prefer jane too, I wouldn't many other girl, except Laki.
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>>1589680
That's because I could only pick one
I'm flipping back and forth between her,
Hana, and Jane
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>>1589680
I personally like Laki the most, but I also kind of want Herb to experience a bit more first before choosing her? It's weird because the fact that she's so open to Herb doing this makes me kind of feel guilty too, simultaneously
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>>1589680
Not just straw polls, she's the one that in story is closest to Herb and there's an obvious attraction between the two. I'm just sad that people decided to have so far had two "dates" with Jane so far when we had a chance to ask Laki out.

Maybe next session... Oh who am I kidding it'll be about Hana since we haven't seen her in a while and anons are indecisive arses who can't even decide on a single girl even if harem is a distinct possibility.
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>>1589691
mind*
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>>1589680
I'm on the fence between Laki and Hana. Keira is cute but doesn't seem serious, and every (rare) time that Jane is nice, she is sure to immediately do something to ruin it. More importantly, I don't even think she's actually into Herb.
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>>1589695
Actually most choices in the start were in favor of Laki, in response to that we had less exposition with other characters.

In the end it's up to each of our opinions really. You shouldn't really call others indecisive for not liking laki and preferring another one.
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>>1589703
>she is sure to immediately do something to ruin it. More importantly, I don't even think she's actually into Herb.

You don't understand Tsundere, do you youngling?
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>>1589692
I mean go for the girl you like, but...
you didn't vote more than once did you? Laki had a huge lead.


>>1589695
I'd really, really, like to ask Laki out. But I have a feeling you're right and it'll be Hana time.

>>1589703
Hana is okay. But I feel like she's a re-tread of Robin.
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>>1589680
I want Hana to win, but I really won't mind if any of the others win either.
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>>1589703
>More importantly, I don't even think she's actually into Herb.
Did you not read Jane's lewdbin? She wants to have mixed race babies with Herb
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>>1589695
"oh noes people have different preferences and opinions then me they must all be indecisive assholes"
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>>1589717
We were literally given an option by our dad to nut up and ask one of the girls out as a girlfriend and anons voted to avoid it.
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>>1589710
she is a bit but Robin was pretty cool and there are enough differences for it to still be interesting for me.
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>>1589703
>I don't even think she's actually into Herb
Are you forgetting the part where she fantasized about being Herbs devoted wife with a whole mess of kids?
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>>1589710
I only voted once on each poll

>>1589707
I'll admit to being indecisive but not in hopes of harem. It's because Gobble is to good at making these characters likable.
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>>1589717
It's the 42nd thread but there's been about 80 sessions now in a quest about relationships and Herb has now had sexy times with most of the female cast while still somehow avoiding committing to even one. Anons are indecisive and I'm not talking about just this quest.
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>>1589723
I don't want harem, I prefer Jane, if she doesn't win then I will just follow the story, in the end it depends of the anons decision.
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>>1589721
I guess. I can honestly say I was 100% turned against her at the boat party. Her making out with Herb felt awful for me straight up NTR type stuff. I know Laki was a party to that but I really didn't enjoy being shoved towards Hana.
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>>1589719
I didn't take that as it's meaning at all

at
all
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>>1589732
the last quest lasted like 4 fucking years. we've got time senpai
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>>1589732
But it's only been like a week or 2 in game
If even that
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>>1589734
It's not NTR in the slightest. Herb and Laki aren't in a relationship, and that happened quite a bit before Herb and Laki did anything at all.

>>1589732

I admit to being indecisive, but mostly because I genuinely like each option.
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>>1589735
“What? Oh come on, son. I’m messing around. Just be careful out there, okay? That Laki girl, that’s the one you mentioned before right? Still feel the same way? You going to ask her out any time soon? Or someone else?”

>You’re too overwhelmed to think about asking anyone out right now
>You have no idea what you’re doing. What's his advice
>Yeah, you know what? You'll ask someone out soon. Time to commit
>Something else

>At All
>At All
>At All
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>>1589715
Are you kidding me?
>And on the wedding night? You’d conceive your first child. Ha! That’d really trap him.
Yeah, right, the whole thing reads like a healthy relationship. Honestly, I don't see Jane and Herb ending up together unless he COMPLETELY changes her personality.
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You decide to stay up and think for awhile. You don’t think you’d be able to get to sleep anyway. You towel off your hair and head down to the kitchen for a snack. Your mind falls to Jane and what she said. You never expect to see such a soft side from her.

You close the fridge door and almost leap out of your skin. Your little brother is there.

“Oh hey.”

“Hey?” You watch as he fixes a sandwich.

“Laki asked me to get her something. Her and Keira have been pinching my cheeks all night.” He sounds a little annoyed. “I told her that she’s almost as cool as Jane and she pinched really hard.”

That sounds...exactly as you should have expected. You pat him on the back. “What about Hana?”

“The quiet girl? She was looking out the window the whole time. Well, she patted me on the head once when the others were doing it, but her hand was really hard and heavy and I asked her to stop. Then they all started talking about dad and if you and I are going to look like him when we’re older.”

Huh. Sounds like he overheard a lot. “Did mom and dad say you could stay up this late?"

“No. But you’re not going to tell on me, right?” He finishes up the sandwich. Before he does, you add a bit of spicing you know Laki likes.

>Go to bed after you deliver that
>Ask him to find something out for you from the girls. (write-in)
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
>Something else
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>>1589753
>not wanting to colonize the islanderor their religious caste
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>>1589748
you seem salty purple anon, you should try to relax. I took heart the part he talked about young love more then anything; it was fairly strait forward. Your quote is open to interpretation in my opinion.
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>>1589722
She fantasized about her version of Herb. The one that's up to something.
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>>1589768
>>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?

Why not! Seems like they're having fun together.
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>>1589768
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
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>>1589768
>Go to bed after you deliver that
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>>1589768
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?

Let's be the cool big bro.
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>>1589768
>>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
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>>1589768
>>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
>But don't stay up to late
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>>1589768
>Go to bed after you deliver that
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>>1589768
>>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
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>>1589768
>Go to bed after you deliver that
>"say goodnight to the girls for me."
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>>1589768
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
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>>1589779
It's not too late to get up to something, you know.
I'm just playing Devil's advocate here, I'm a Laki/Hana threesome fag.
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>>1589768
>Deliver food yourself, then go to bed.

Sleep on it, commit tomorrow.
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>>1589768
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
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>>1589797
>That spoiler
>Add in Kiera and we'd be pic related.
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>>1589768
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
>write in
Ask him to take bella to laki, she'd enjoy a night with her
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>>1589768
>Nah. You’ll pretend you didn’t see him. What’s the harm in one time?
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>>1589811
I recognize that but I don't know the name. Hate that feeling.
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>>1589746
Right I'm saying it sucked for me. I didn't realize how much I liked Laki and Herb together until I saw them with other people.
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I've been torn between Hana, Keira, and even Valerie to a lesser degree for a long time now, but this thread made me like Jane too. I'm one conflicted dude.

I'd be okay with pursuing things further with one of the girls soon, though. I sort of feel bad every time I read about Hana trying really hard to win Herb over, and we just let it pass by. Even if we pick someone else, I feel like we're leading her on a bit.
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>>1589811
I'm conditionally in favor of adding Kiera to the pile, but I just don't quite get the same vibe from her as the others and I'm not sure she'd be down with a four-way relationship. It's not enough for every girl to like Herb, they need to like each other too for something like that to work. I can see Laki and Hana going at it given the right situation.
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>>1589824
I'm pretty sure that no matter who we end up with someone will end up in tears.
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>>1589797
>Laki and Herb offer to help Hana with her assertiveness
>Hana immediately grabs Herb's butt
>Awkward silence for a few seconds
>Hana and Herb blush
>Laki smiles and licks her lips
I didn't realize I wanted this but now I can't live without it
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>>1589824
Valerie never had anything going, Jane's date just went platonic. Kiera's bits seem kind of distant.

as far as I'm concerned the only girls who really have a romantic relationship with Herb are Laki and Hana. And Laki and Herb's heart to hearts have been a pretty damn intimate.
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>>1589830
I'm honestly not thrilled with any multiple partner relationship. I'd rather Herb end up with one of the ladies (or Polu, I'm not a judge of taste) and have that be that.
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>>1589830
I could see that as a start either way. It's going from there that'll be the trick.
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>>1589832
I like Valerie because slightly snooty rich girls are a thing for me, especially because Valerie has that little exhibitionism thing going on. Plus I think she's neat.

Keira definitely has a thing for Herb, no question. She's just not sure how to best approach that, especially since she's not totally sure where she stands with him right now.

Jane is pretty obviously developing a crush on Herb, but is trying to convince herself she doesn't have one.

Hana is in the same boat as Keira, only she's more overt about it because she's spilling her spaghetti roughly 200% of the time.

Laki is close to Herb, but she seems to just be looking for a friend with benefits right now, instead of a committed significant other. Nothing wrong with that, but I don't really consider her a romantic contender the way Hana and Keira are.
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>>1589843
Who said anything about a RELATIONSHIP?
This is all about improving Hana's selfesteem!
With the power of lewd
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>>1589832
Yeah, I was pushing for Keira for a long while but now it's starting to seem weird. Like she can be, childish, I guess? I know that's because she's curious, and energetic, and those aren't bad things to be, but I'm starting to wonder if the cultural gap is a bit too wide. We had to tell her not to strip in our living room, after all. I think for me now it's Laki>Hana/Keira>>others, but it's a close race between those three.
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Ultimately it's all a moot point, since Herb's virginity will end up being stolen by the poison gym lady
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>>1589862
Although, if we don't end up making a move soon, Laki might end up adding us to her harem with one or two of the girls. And then we'll eventually get a hit scene if talking about monogamy and what we want out of our relationship.
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>>1589853
>Valerie has that little exhibitionism thing going on

I've never understood this, not even from the flashback/story she told, when was that a thing, is it just a meme?

I am sincerely confused
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>>1589832
i feel like Laki is destined for bigger things in life, ya know? it would almost be a shame for her to end up wife'd. Hana on the other hand seems like she'd be better off for it
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>>1589879
Gobble confirmed it a while back. But my point was that I like Valerie less because she fits with Herb and more because she ticks a lot of my own boxes.
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>>1589853
I think the only reason Laki isn't romanic is because Herb hasn't ask her out. He's been on dates with Jane. Jane... He's done stuff with Hana.

But for some reason hasn't asked Laki out. It's a crime after their heart to hearts.


>>1589881
I feel like that's a total bullshit response. How on earth does being Herb's wife, the most supportive guy on the planet, stunt someone from bigger things in life?
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>>1589892
Yeah, maybe. I've always preferred the idea of Laki being a close friend instead of a romantic partner, but to each their own. I don't dislike her. I just think she works better as a friend.

You're right that claiming she'd be stunted by getting married is bullshit, though.
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>>1589862
I don't know. I feel like Laki and Herb complete each other without detracting.

Herb does have feminine traits and Laki has ones that could be construed as manly. But they don't see the negative aspects. They only see the positive.
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>>1589881
because marrying someone means you're a loser and all the cool characters stay single forever?

>>1589892
The way she basically gives Herb permission to see if he'd prefer the other girls, no questions asked, instead of giving him an ultimatum or something? Laki's just so goddamn UNDERSTANDING, it just makes me feel bad.
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>>1589892
Laki hasn't really put herself up for dates. She's even said that she's just interested in the physical side of things.

Besides, Keira is best girl
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I'm not present enough to select any options, but I really want to colonize Jane, guys.

Don't let me down.
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>>1589904
In fairness, I don't think any of the girls have any problem with Herb's feminine traits. They're a pretty accepting group.
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>>1589881
Yeah, Herb is team "Mom". If anyone's staying home to take care of the house and kids and junk it'd probably be him.

Oooh that's a thought
>Herb owns a cafe/restaurant
>House is built above or behind it
>Gobbles helping with cooking and barbecuing
>Dice and Mace act as entertainment
>Bella's the casual waitress who likes flirting with other trainer's pokemon.
>>1589906
A big part of that is because she's putting up a front and has a lot of self worth issues, she doesn't think she's good enough for Herb.
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>>1589892
i guess its an experience thing, ive known a lot of aggressive badass chicks that became housecats after settling down- wouldnt want her to lose her spunk.
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“Nah. I’ll pretend I didn’t see you.” You reach into your pocket and take out Bella’s pokeball. “But say goodnight to the girls for me, and take Belladonna down to Laki for me. And don’t stay up too late!”

He runs off with the plate and ball. You smile. Poor guy doesn’t know what he’s in for.

Ah, you’re just kidding. The girls are great.

Too great. You sigh. And pretty. And they all smell good in a different way. And sometimes you get confused about if you’re just being a normal, healthy boy, a fool with a crush, or something else. Where does like end and lust begin? Most of the time it’s clear, but sometimes it’s not.

The thunder and lightening and wind are all picking up as you enter your room and strip down to your boxers. You look into the mirror at your own face, thinking maybe you’ll find some clarity there.

There’s a light rap at the door. “Herb? Are you still up?”

Lightning strikes and you see the outline. It’s Hana.

[That’s it for tonight. I’ll be heading to bed. There’s a decent chance we’ll continue tomorrow but it’s not entirely certain. I'm sure anons are getting fed up with girl drama too so we'll see about changing that up]
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>>1589917
Thanks for running Gobble!
>Next session tomorrow
>Work second shift
>Serious relationship stuff


SUFFFFEERRRRIIINNNGGGGG
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>>1589917
>I'm sure anons are getting fed up with girl drama too so we'll see about changing that up
don't worry about us shitposters Gobble, you do you ;)
thanks for running!
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>>1589917
Dammit Hana I swear on me mum you better not be taking Herb's first time.


>>1589912
I agree, but I don't think he's actually spoken about it or addressed it with anyone other than Laki.

>>1589906
What she says and what she actually wants aren't always the same thing. While Hana has body issues Laki seems to have emotional issues.
>>1589915
Herb is 100% the guy for her to continue or do whatever the hell she wants.
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>>1589917
On the contrary Gobbo, I'm eating this shit up. I eagerly await the coming spaghetti.
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>>1589917
Thanks for running, Gobble. Also, that's a very nice picture of chicken-chan.

Girl drama is okay by me as long as we start to move forward with it soon.
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>>1589917
Thanks for running Gobble!
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Laki sees herself as bad for Herb, and Hana sees him as out of her league.

I don't like harem but I don't want either of them to be hurt. They both deserve Herb.
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>>1589917
Thanks for running gobble, also oh lord girl drama.

You have to handle it carefully, you know for a fact that if you have Hana confess right now people will just vote to appease her. This group is so wishy washy on the girls it's bound to happen.
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>>1589941
That'd drive me up a wall. I hate the 'but I don't want to make someone saaad'
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>>1589917
> I'm sure anons are getting fed up with girl drama too so

Not true at all, at least personally. I would not want it to be all girl drama but you do the girl drama well; could go for some more if you feel like it. Don't worry about anons arguing (myself included), we're anons it's what we do.
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>>1589917
The girls are great! But yes, I am ready for a healthy dose of PERSONAL GOALS. Getting recipes, seeing new islands, paying off that rod, doing the ceremony for getting the shard the kek man iou'd to us. Finding a healing sensei. Learning to fight with a sword.

Whoever Herb ends up with, I don't want him losing his v-card to anyone before that. I want it to happen inside of a committed relationship. I guess that's my fetish?
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>>1589944
That's exactly what's going to happen, it'll be a shitshow, unless people from enough of the other camps are there to shut it down.
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>>1589926
Her lust for blondes doesn't help much, it makes her seem like she's just going for the golden combo

hopefully Val can make her understand that relationships aren't just about sex.
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>>1589941
>>1589944
I mean, I think most people who'd vote in favor of that would do so because they like Hana.
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>>1589948
you sick fuck
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Laki feels so much like the "Canon/Heavily-Implied" Love Interest:

>Almost broke something important to the protagonist
>Was the first person we spent one-on-one time with
>Was there when we caught Gobble, our first pokemon
>Has the whole "Opposites Attract" thing, extremely literally
>We've spent the most time with her, hands down thus shes most fleshed out character among the cast
>Is the "Mother" of one of our pokemon
>Was there when we had our whole vision quest
>We've gotten on one knee for her, even if in an Innocent manner
>Frequent and often sensual physical contact

Laki just reeks of First Girl Pushed to the Moon Syndrome, and as a result, to me she just seems... boring, plain, cliche; dare i say "Forced" even.

I'm not saying shes a bad character or unworthy waifu, but just, some part of me can't stand her, which is odd, considering Muscle Girls are my jam.

WELP, Thats my contribution to the drama, now i'm going to leave and get drunk, good thread Gobble
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>>1589917
Thanks for running. Bloody uni geting in the way I'm not going to miss when it's done though.
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>>1589954
Nah senpai, she's in enough peoples 2 slot to get an easy win with something like that.

Sympathy votes and damaged waifus are a real thing.
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>>1589917
Girl drama is the best drama.
It's the third best part of the quest.
1. seeing the world and meeting people
2. bonding with friends and pokemon
3. girl drama
4. cooking
5. battling
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LAST. training stuff.
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>>1589917
awesome thread gobbs. So what's hana thinking? Is she trying to mess around with herb or will we have some insightful late night talks?

I'd kill for some more development if seems like she's boiled down to lewd and movies lately
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>>1589953
If we're reducing them to shallowness like that then:
Kiera is just in it because boys and sex are new and fun.

Hana just wants acceptance and Herb is the only guy who hasn't balked at robot bits. Also sex.

Valieire: No one knows she didn't get far.

Jane: She's weird and obsessive and herb happens to be her fixation at the moment.

>>1589959
They've all got aspects of that. It's basically a VN guy.
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Heaven or Hell: Hana or Laki. We're in the Waifu end game here.
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>>1589959
good summary, normally I'd like the concept, but she doesn't really click.

with all the girl drama, it might just be best to host an orgy on Val's yatch and get to repopulating the destroyed island
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>>1589959
I feel like Laki would be best if Herb dated someone else, like Hana or Kiera, and then they broke up, then Herb and Laki get together after both growing as people.
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>>1589959
I mean, I could do that for any of the other girls, they all have their associated VN quirks.
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>>1589983
I disagree and you know how this shit works. If he dates anyone it's forever and ever.

Or worse Hana or Laki becomes Claire. Always around and 'in' the relationship but never actually fitting in.
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>>1589995
yeah, that's the downside. They'll never get that chance to grow, because /tg/ can never let a relationship end unless the other person is a total monster.
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>>1589995
Oh quiet, Claire would've been a more core part of the relationship long ago except for how she wanted it to be kept casual for so long. If she'd been more romantic/less down on herself she'd have been a much more "included" feeling character.

Am I the only one who remembers how Claire comforted Robin while Kat was trapped for months in that prison near the end?
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>>1589963
Eh, I dunno, I think plenty of people like her best.
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>>1589999
could always kill off the current waifu with traps in ancient ruins until we end up with Polu
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>>1589959
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>>1590004
I try to black out the end part; didn't like it.
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>>1590004
I liked Claire more than Robin by far.
I felt like she and Kat had more in common.
But she was definitely a hanger on.

If It's going to be Hana Laki I'd like it to start that way and be much more real.
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>>1589959
We voted for almost all of those.

Anons like Laki and choose to spend time with her. She's not forced, she's popular.
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>>1590022
It's like when people were calling Kiera and Laki rapists.
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>>1590006
Listen, I kind of want Herb to fuck every single one of the people he's travelling with before we settle, and that INCLUDES Polu. Fuck it. Why not?
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Watching people talk in circles about how they'd 'totally be okay with any result (So long as it's MY result!)' is kind of funny.

It's like you're all afraid that if you don't talk at length about your chosen waifu in an endless conversation that goes nowhere it hasn't gone before, she'll fade away.
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>>1590126
yeah it is pretty funny, I understand why people get obsessed with waifu shit and I am glad I've never been afflicted.
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>>1590126
>>1590153
The waifu shit is why I'm voting in this quest less and less. It just isn't fun to read all that shit
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>>1590162
just avoid reading posts other the gobbles unless you're bored; that's what I do.
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>>1590028
Just Kiera.
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