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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) - Not on you
Dice (Croconaw)

Badges: 3

Location: Kaitwe, somewhere in the woods

Recently: There was a storm
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>There was a storm

Well that's one way to look at it
Kerosene it is
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>>1598713
First for not fucking things up with Hana and being a good boyfriend.
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>>1598713
Awwwwww yeah, time for Pokemans!
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>>1598728
Good god you're just unbreakable, aren't you?
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>>1598713
First for Herb is not perfect and needs to vent once in a while
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>>1598726
Sorry anon, we're going to end up backpedalling so hard we'll travel back in time and inspire the wheel.
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>>1598719
Who could have seen it coming?
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>>1598713
Can't fukken wait! Get excite!
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>>1598737
Those of us that voted against the poorly timed routelock
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>>1598713
I still can't believe he won
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Alright, alright, break it up!
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>>1598732
First for downward spiral of self-destruction, doubt, self-loathing and fear.
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>>1598731
Not unbreakable. Just kind of jaded and desensitized to about everything.
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>>1598713
A summary of last thread.
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>>1598747
Well at least we can count on fellow anons for a few laughs
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looking forward to this, hopefully by the end the feeling is positive again.
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[So I hate to dump gigantic walls of text unprompted, but I thought this would help a bit to give some perspective before we jump into how Herb is doing. I meant for it to be a short thing and it got a bit out of control. It's just a short thing from Hana's point of view.

As another head's up I'm a little tired today, so I apologize in advance for slowness and spelling errors.]
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>>1598760
You CAN'T APPEASE ME WITH LEWD

much...
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>>1598755
Glad that Hana won, the better of the two remaining ones.
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>>1598760
I'm not sure how seeing information only Hana would be privy too would help us in Herbs self-discovery, other than Waifufags wanting to rush it and run home, but okay, lets see whatchu got
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>>1598760
Lay it on me Gobble. I'm sick and the only cure is more Pokemon Quest.
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>>1598748
No. And youre mean to doggies
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>>1598760
No worries, just means I can guilt-trip you into more butts. /s
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>>1598773
Hana a shit. A Shiiiiit
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>>1598760
Hit me my dude
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>>1598760
My personal view on Herb.

I think Herb was one of those kids that was just kind of 'there' in his previous home. He maybe had a couple friends but nobody really close, and nobody really noticed him much. He didn't have much going for him and wasn't particularly interesting.

Fast forward to today. He's moved to a beautiful tropic region, suddenly he's popular, girls are offering things he never really thought he'd experience, people think he's awesome after several incredibly lucky breaks. Herb REALLY doesn't want this to end, he doesn't want to go back to being 'that guy'. This, coupled with his natural desire to help others and be useful, is causing him to push himself harder and harder to be what people think he is.

I think he legitimately likes Hana, but really likes Laki, too. Being confessed to by Hana, he kinda jumped at it, never really thinking there was Much chance of Laki being actually interested in him. When he found out she was, everything that had piled up on him so far came crashing down and he had a bit of a panic.

That's my theory.

Reposting for Gobbles opinion.
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>>1598760
I don't think any amount of butts or lewds will help

Anyone else wants some booze while I'm up
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You stand there for a minute, confused, hurt, and completely unsure of what to do next. You’re about to chase after him when shouts out to you. “Don’t. You catch up to him, then it’s his mouth that’ll do the running instead.”

You look down. “I guess you’re right.” What’s she going to say? You center yourself. Come on, you’ve dealt with a lot worse. People on their deathbeds. Their families. That time you farted in front of that whole school of doctors in training who came by. You wonder if it’s normal to make jokes in your own head like that. “He uh, said a lot of stuff.”

“Yeah.” She plays with a pokeball. Bella's pokemon. “He forgot something, too.”

“That doesn’t seem like his normal self.”

“Like you’d know.” Laki almost spits.

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

She steps up to you. Her muscle’d body is intimidating, but not the way she’s intending. What guy wouldn’t be interested in that? “You knew he’d cave if you pressured him.”

There’s so much wrong with that accusation. You don’t know what you want to correct first. You hate it when you’re accused of something you didn’t do! “Well if I knew that, then doesn’t that mean I do know him?” You poke her in the shoulder, hard. You don’t know why, you’re just caught up in the emotion of it all. You immediately regret it.

“That-! You can’t-! Don’t use my own words against me!” She grabs your real arm, spins around you, and pins you against a tree.

“Don't use your- What?” With your other arm and legs, you’re able to grab back and kick yourself free. “Well why did you push us together before?”

“I don’t know!” She takes a swing at you. You block it with your metal arm, causing her to wince and hold her wrist. “Damnit!”

That really did sound like it hurt. “Well calm down!” You grab both her wrists. “Nobody can beat these limbs when they’re charged.”

“First of all, you started it. Second, don’t ever tell a pissed off person to calm down. And...” She starts overpowering your arm. You begin to sweat. “Third of all...”

But her burst of energy doesn’t last, and you get the upper hand again. “See? You-”

“Actions say more than words!” Wham! She headbutts you. You both go down.

(Continued)
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>>1598759
Cautious optimism
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>>1598804
CAT FIGHT
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>>1598804
I shouldn't be laughing this much.
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>>1598804
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
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>>1598804
ACTIVATE THE VIBRATING HAND
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>>1598804
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Oh deary me.

Is this what you wanted anons?
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>>1598804
WAIFU DEATHMATCH!

THIS IS AN AMAZING SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM!
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>>1598804
Please end naked and sweaty, for the love of all that's good and kind, end naked and sweaty.
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>>1598816
Girl on girl? Yes.
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>>1598804
OH SHIT
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>>1598804
>Bella's pokemon
when'd she get a trainer license?
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>>1598804
>You’re about to chase after him when shouts out to you
You’re about to chase after him when Laki shouts out to you

>She plays with a pokeball. Bella's pokemon
She plays with a pokeball. Bella's pokeball

Two butt please

>>1598816
Hell yes this is great
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Waifus shouldn't fight... not like this.
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>>1598804
>“Yeah.” She plays with a pokeball. Bella's pokeball. “He forgot something, too.”
>“That doesn’t seem like his normal self.”
>“Like you’d know.” Laki almost spits.

My heart, the implications, the defensiveness, the vague motherly inclinations, its so good
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>>1598816
I blame the guy who starting clanging on the pan. That drives cats nuts.
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>>1598828
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOT LIIIIIIIIIIKEEEEEEEE THIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSS
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>>1598833
It's worse when you play catfight sounds and they have no idea what the hell is going on and flip out.
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>>1598831
I'll never betray Laki again. This is all my fault
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>>1598828
Anons, my anons, what are we fighting for
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>>1598837
Cats being confused by things in their peripheral vision will never not be funny
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>>1598838
How could we of betrayed the mother of our child in the first place?
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>>1598804
The wind gets knocked out of you from the fall. You worry she’ll keep going, but when your head clears up, you can see that hurt her just as much. You both lay next to each other. The fight’s over. “Ow.”

“Are you concussed?”

You move your head back and forth. “How do I tell?”

“Ah. You’re fine.” She dismisses your question.

"How’s your wrist?” You really don't know what to do here. You're too sore to be too self-conscious, at least.

She rotates it. “Fine.” She winces. She’s lying. “And I guess that’s why I pushed you two together. Because of questions like that. I told him to find a good, nice girl. I knew I didn’t fit the bill.”

“Well, you asked about my head. That's pretty nice.” Now you feel bad. You didn’t mean to let all this hurt happen.

“That was medical. I don’t want to be the person that hospitalized Herb’s new girlfriend.”

You sigh, still laying on the ground “I don’t know if he wants that anymore. You heard what he said.”

She sighs too. “I didn’t help. I kind of freaked out at him. Said a lot of stuff." She looks over to you. "I would have been fine with a little time. Things got out of control.”

“Sorry.” You don’t know what else to say.

“I’m sorry too.”

You both lay there for a bit.

“You don’t like me, do you? I mean, before all this.” You hate being so exposed like this. You should have stayed in somewhere, watched a movie, and twiddled your diddle until you fell asleep.

“I...” She hesitates. “I like being straight forward, Hana. And I’ve been a hypocrite. The truth is I’m, and if you repeat this I’ll lay you out, is that I’m,” she looks away and lowers her voice, “threatened by you.”

“Me? But you’re older, braver, and super, ridiculously hot.

“Oh yay. I’m older. I’m louder and dumber.” She stretches on the the ground. “And way to oversell that hot thing. You sound like you want to do me or something.”

You nervously laugh. “Ha! Yeah. How weird would that be?”

She rolls her eyes. “Anyway. You’re just a better version of me. You’re stronger-”

“I’m a cyborg!”

“You interrupt better-”

“Sorry.” You didn’t expect her to be that quick-witted.

“You keep doing it.” She pauses. When she’s satisfied you won’t talk, she continues. “It doesn’t matter how, it’s still true. And you’ve got a sense of humor, you’re cuter, you’re more sexually aggressive-”

“That’s a good thing?” You cough. “And no I’m not!”

“Yeah huh." She rolls her eyes. "Come on. You’re brave. Everyone else, myself included, we lose our shit over the smallest things. You’ve seen it all and you come out all peppy and perky. Do you have any idea how freaking adorable you are?”

“Oh. Well, thanks. But I admire you.”

“Come on. Don’t say it just because I did.”

(continued)
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>>1598840
Best girl. Or girls.
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>>1598826
>>1598827
[1/2]
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>>1598840
For the only think that matters in life.
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>>1598851
Missing the point, anon

>>1598850
And here it comes...

I was starting to believe Gobble but your moving back into the storm
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>>1598827
[2/2]
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>>1598850
oh man they're gonna bang and herb will be single again
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>>1598850
Someone please remind me why they even bother with John's dumb twink ass
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>>1598850
Wait! I was just kidding when I said they'd fall for each other while Herb was gone!
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>>1598873
bit risky with that one Gobble

>>1598877
barbarian dick
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>>1598850
They're both so good! But o won't be swayed again.


Unless they want to try sharing
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>>1598863
>>1598873
Thanks boss.
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>>1598850
:Thinking:
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Hana & laki bang, & herb goes on to get raped by jane , it's perfect
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>>1598878
Rule#1: don't give the am ideas. (But in this case I'm hoping you did.)
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>>1598894
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Ah, if ONLY I had my computer instead of a tablet right now...

Can someone do me a favour and post Avantasia's Scarecrow?

Kind of hoping something similar happens on Herbs end.
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“I mean it. You’re a natural mother, the way you are with Bella. You’ve got a body like, wow, and you’re so confident.

She laughs, and it turns into a cough. “You think I’m confident? Maybe I’m just telling you this because my head’s still fuzzy, but I just put up a big front. I don’t know what I’m doing most of the time.”

“Well, I guess actions matter more than words.”

She gives you one of her roguish smiles. “Using my own words against me again. You’re alright, Robocop.”

Wow! You thought you were the only one feeling this kinship after the fight. “And you’ve got a thick skull!” Oh crap! You cover your mouth. Was that too far? What are the rules here?

“Damn straight I do!” She sloppily throws a fist up.

Phew. “So what happens now? Are we friends?”

“After that we’re either friends or enemies, and I’ve got too many enemies.”

“I’m glad.” You wait to see if she took that the wrong way before you smile. You can’t help it. As bad as this morning’s been, you at least have a new friend and some cleared air. “What are we going to do about Herb? I mean, you and me and him and...that whole thing.”

“I’ve got no idea about that." She puts her hands behind her head. "I feel bad. I think he’s got a complex about hurting people, and I know what it’s like to crack under the pressure.”

“Yeah.” you’re pretty upset with him, but you do feel bad, too.

“But whatever happens, let’s agree to be cool okay? And also make him sweat. Punish him a bit at the very least.”

You laugh. “That’s so mean!” But also pretty tempting after how he made you feel. You look over to Laki. You’re still scared of whatever comes next, and worried about what Herb’s dad thinks of you, and just general anxiety you get when talking to anyone ever, but still. It’s nice to know you’re in this together.

“Well it’s that or shouting, and I’m all shouted out.” She stretches. “Strange as it sounds, it feels good to get that all this out. What’s the word? Cathartic?”

“Umm I think so.” You really should know this.

“For a shy girl you’re not very smart.” She teases.

She’s teasing you! This is your chance again. Playful banter, just like on a sitcom. “Well you’re an old lady. What’s your excuse?”

“Watch it.” She warns.

Ah! Too far! “Yes ma’am. Sorry ma’am.”

"Ma'am." She repeats, thinking. "Ma'am."

You begin to grow nervous.

[/scene]
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Only Gobble could turn the shitstorm anons created last thread into something this good. Only Gobble.
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>>1598913
I got you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-PkfKZAT6E
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>>1598931
If this doesn't end in a sweaty threesome imma be upset
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>>1598913
[Is this it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-PkfKZAT6E

I just googled it]
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>>1598933
Text dumps with non-agency in a thread are bad form but I was only expecting good things from this.
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>>1598931
Needs more kissing
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>>1598913
>>1598935
>>1598946
>Herb ends up in spooky woods.
>Random pokefriends take care of him and his lost ass.
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>>1598931
Good to see they've started to bury the hatchet.

Fuck poly and harems though.
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>>1598948
this
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Ok not bad. Far better than I had feared.

I'm cautious optimistic, but we still have a was to go.

Herbs development will put everything into focus
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>>1598953
Fuck you
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I just really hope this hasn't reversed going with Hana. It's not out of a dislike for Laki, but it'd feel pretty sucky for every character involved.
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>>1598963
wubeth intensifies
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>>1598963
You know how would do that a poly lover that's who.
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>>1598947
It's exposition for people who aren't Herb. I think your agency is safe.

>>1598967
I don't think it has, fortunately.
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>>1598931
Top quality stuff man
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My aspirations for Herb have long been for him to forego serious relationships and focus on his spiritual powers and exploring.

So, ironically, after the waifu stuff came to a head and left us in this situation I've been left feeling snug as a bug with what's happening. Hopefully we end up as a mountain hermit or something.

Just gotta work on ourselves.
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You run and run and run some more. What did you do? What did you say? Tears stream in your eyes and you try your best not to slip on the wet grass or trip over fallen branches from last night’s storm.

But you’re Herb, so you slip. You almost have yourself balanced out until your foot hits a stick and your come tumbling down a the heavily treed hill, hitting almost everything on the way down. You get the occasional glimpse of the sky, the ground, wood and mud. And when you hit the bottom, you find you’re still being alive.

Guess you wouldn’t be so lucky.

You lie in the mud for a bit. It’s where you belong. You feel terrible. You just panicked. You never wanted to hurt anybody.

You think back on recent events to try to figure out what went so wrong.

A noise takes you out of your thoughts. You force yourself out of the mud with a thick, sucking sound, and take a look.

You see a bunch of Meowth and even some Persians. They look like they’re gathering over something. You can’t exactly see what’s going on from here.

>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon
>Get closer, see if you can spy on what’s going on
>Come out and say hi
>Get your pokemon out and try to scare them off
>Something else
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>>1598975
That's what I meant. Gobble is one of the few QM's who can do it well for the right reasons.

Having a vote on the backstory of a protag and then spending two hours listening to them monologue to an NPC to explain it in detail is not something I ever want to see again, in any shape or form, or dwell on too much in general.
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1598986
>>Come out and say hi
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>>1598986
>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon

Nobody look at me!
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1598986
>>Get closer, see if you can spy on what’s going on
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>>1598986
>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon
Don't let them see our shame.
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1598986
>Something else
Play dead

why even bother?
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>>1598989
Ah, fair enough. I misunderstood what you were saying.
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1598986
>>Just walk away and think, why did you do what you did, reflect a bit
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>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon
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>>1598986
>>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon
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>>1598986
>You lie in the mud for a bit. It’s where you belong.
:(
>Something else
Ignore them. Plant yourself in the mud. Maybe some new, better Herbs will grow out of you.
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>>1598986
>Get closer, see if you can spy on what’s going on
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>>1598986
>Something else

Vow to conquer this pathetic land & never have to choose between people again...First you'll need this herd of meowths to bolster your numbers for the first attack
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>>1598986
>>Get closer, see if you can spy on what’s going on
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>>1599011
This
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
Fuck it.
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>>1599020
I mean, if you're ruling over them and making sure they're okay, you can't hurt them
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>>1599011
And lo, as the prophecies foretold, a golden army arose from the mud, to conquer the laohoans(sp), striking down all with metal frying pan style clubs but this had not come to pass.

Instead they brought forth pancakes
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>>1598986
>Get closer, see if you can spy on what’s going on
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>>1599011
>>1599020
From the cold mud and colder heart, DARK HERB SHALL RISE
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>>1599020
Yea we will need many a Pokémon to begin our barbarian horde
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>>1599020
C-can we do that? Gobble? I don't think Herb hit his head that hard.
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>>1598986
>>1599006
I'll change to
>>Get closer, see if you can spy on what’s going on
OR
>>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon

Just not walking over and saying hi, thats hella OOC right now
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>>1599049
I disagree. It'll be a way of talking to someone (or getting our thoughts out without actually talking to some that will offer unnecessary input)

Kinda like when you talk to a pet
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>>1598946
That's it.
Happy listening.
>>1598935
Thanks anon.
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>>1599011
Expansion: better herbs like rosemary, or thyme. Anything's better than John. (although thinking about cooking does actually cheer you up a bit)
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>>1599020
supporting

if this doesn't win, can we have a lewdbin in the world where it did?

preferably with all the girls wearing native harem clothes
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>>1599055
We have pokemon we can talk too already though, 3 of them
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>>1599063
Yes but sometimes it helps to talk to a stranger.

But then if that's the case, we should talk to Mace.
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>tfw we didn't pick the fishing guru
He was so kind to us.
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>>1598986
>>1599006
>>1599049

Screw it, supporting >>1599020
Because why not, lets get dangerous
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>>1598986
>Sneak away. That’s a lot of wild pokemon
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>>1598986
>Get closer. Better not be Murkrow they're messing with.
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>>1599070
Shit, we still need to give the Fisherman all his equipment don't we?
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>>1599080
I think just the pear/gemstone l or something
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>>1599061
Backing this anon, I want to read about laki & hana being part of the final resistance left against herb, losing, & being dragged into his throne room where he temps them with the finest food and fashion. Showing how happy the others are chained in lingerie at his feet, all mind broken from years of lewds and destruction
Dark herb is a monster

#DarkHerb #TrueHaremRoute #MainlandBarbarian
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>The group encounters Mad (But Fashionable) Overlord Herb
>"SOFT HANDS, what the hell are you doing?!"
>"No, you don't get it! Its so simple, i'm GREAT at advice, so if i just tell EVERYONE what to do, they can't hurt themselves! No one will be hurt EVER again, its so ingenious, how'd i never think of it sooner?"
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>>1599094
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>>1599094
>army of kecleon in equally fashionable uniforms, wielding wooden pans atop their Persian mounts stand besides Herb in all his golden glory

Truly the greatest timeline
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>>1599094
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>>1599094
>>1599106

It writes itself.
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>>1599094
>>1599106
Can't forget the subtly-yet-accentedly fashionable Hydreigon laying at Herb's feet and accepting headscratches.
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1599106
don't forget our Murkrow air force, Sharpedo navy, and Hydreigon mount
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>>1599094
>Laki and Hana summon their Personas.
>Herb transforms into his Shadow form.
>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imbw-fj8coU
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>>1599116
>It's a REALLY angry Victini Gardevoir hybrid thing.
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1599116
>they'll never see it coming
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>>1599113
Yes!

We shall offer the islanders only the finest of pancakes and worryfree worry seed coffee in exchange for their many women as we lead them into a golden age of prosperity
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>>1599113
>"If you see black feathers roll in with breeze, notice the water pokemon hide and become scarce, or hear a dragon's roar in the distance, they say it signals 'His' coming"
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What if while building up his army & slowly going mad, dark herb befriends valerie & uses her dads money & research to make pokeballs that can catch people. He then goes around "catching" everybody. At the end of a pokemon battle for their freedom he wins & banishes them to the pokeball shadowrealm.
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>>1599128
>"It happens more often as more waifus fall to his darkness"
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My working theory is that Herb did something that he feels caused his grandpa's death, and that's why he can't stand to hurt anybody. Massive guilt.
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>>1599140
Maybe the last words he said to Grandpa was part of some fight he can't even remember what it was about.
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>>1599140
That would be rather fitting and also incredibly saddening. It's a terrible enough thing to lose a beloved family member, but to think yourself responsible? Even worse.
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>>1599140
Maybe Herb caused an accident for his first pokemon, and it got sick and died?

Or his grandpa's pokemon. Or his grandpa.
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>>1599140
>>1599142
Oh man, add these to >>1598790
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>>1599140
If Herb wasn't such a good boy, i swear to god he'd fit the role of "Pokemon Movie Villain" perfectly
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>let's see how last thread turned out after I went to bed, surely it couldn't have gotten wor
>fuck

I knew it would come to the sad owl. I knew but dared to hope. I am a fool.
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>>1599151
Jane get off the computer and get back to training your Pokemon.
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>>1599151
Would make for an amusing non-smut altbin.
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>>1599154
that shit is just asking for some smut thrown in
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>>1599140
Like Spider-man
He's certainly got he lucky part down
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>>1599151
We could still be a villain. We could end up joining the team of dudes, and waifu Jane. Ultimate bad end.
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>>1599156
Yeah, I came to that conclusion about ten seconds after hitting the post button.
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>>1599154
We keep piling bin upon bin on Gobble.
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You get up, brush yourself off a little and come out. “Hi.”

They all turn to stare at you. The few near you nearly leap out of their skin. You can finally see what they were gathered around. Shiny metal trinkets and coins. Just like what Murkrow trades for. They must compete for these things.

Their wants are so small and strange. If you turned your money into coins and shiny metal things, you could quadruple their pile or more.

It’s hard not to feel at least a little like a powerful being with that thought.

A deep and terrible though comes over you. What if you’ve been approaching everything wrong? You’re a good guy, right? A nice guy. You always want what’s best for everyone, and you give good advice. Things were going so well when you were the one giving advice to everyone instead of taking it, like your dad’s advice about choosing a girl before you loose them all. What if you were to lead a society. Lead an army! Rule the lands so that you can’t hurt anybody ever again!

You shake your head. You didn’t get a concussion on the way down, did you? You know there are intrusive thoughts, but they usually don’t sound so fun or tempting.

The Meowth and Persian faces have gathered themselves and are starting to realize how vastly they outnumber you

>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
>Try to intimidate them so they don’t get any ideas
>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
>Something else
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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What if we drove Gobble to drink?
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599167
Motion to our pokeballs, I was being friendly guys, rather not STOP being friendly, you'd lose.
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>>1599167
>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
Dark Herb is coming.
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>>1599156
> I AM NO LONGER HERB. I AM RELISH, RULER OF MEN. NO MORE SHALL WE HARM EACH OTHER. NO MORE SHALL WE CAUSE PAIN. NOW...THERE IS ONLY LOVE.
I could dig it. Relish was the only synonym thesaurus.com pulled up in time for me to use.
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>>1599167
>>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599152
Fear not fellow anon! For we fight for herbs future and a return to a fun quest filled with good times, laughter and deep fulfilling friendships with our mons.
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
that was... strange
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599167
>>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
Time to start another war boys, we should be good at it by now.
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>>1599167
>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
The rise of Dark Herb
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>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
Trying to force edgyiness already?
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>>1599153
How can i train when "Little Miss Prosthetics" over their took advantage of his big di-HEART, heart!

>>1599167
>>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is

THIS IS COOKING BIRD, REPEAT THIS IS COOKING BIRD, I AM IN THE CAT'S CRADLE, THE GOODS HAVE BEEN LOCATED
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye

We can tell Murkrow later.
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599167
>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599177
No! Its grimdark villain quest, now!
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
>>1599169
I don't know about that but I know I am
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>>1599167
Offer to make them something.
*scrounge for food, seeing as we haven't had breakfast yet*
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599169
You mean our Pokeman? Otherwise, that'd imply the QM isn't already drinking.
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I can just see it now, we actually got further then we thought it takes the girls days to find us. When they catch up we are sitting on a wooden stump surrounded by Murkrow; they have made us their king.
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>>1599167
>>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
I just realized that I always read Herb's name with a H. Do you guys read it with or without a silent H?
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>>1599167
>Something else
Draw the largest shiniest object you have. The frying pan!
Draw them close with it's hypnotic glare & knock one out for easy capture. The rest will flee
Then summon mukrow for free loot and a new pokemon to begin dark herb's path of destruction...

>Seriously though can we get a bin of this as an alternate timeline where this makes herb snap, preferably lewd
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>>1599169
Fair's fair. *downs another glass*

>>1599194
>grimdark
Oh man does that mean Herb is gonna start talking with a gravelly voice "SWEAR TO ME! If it's not too much of a problem, if not that's ok too."
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>>1599203
>We have a fashionable shawl made from their lose feathers

>>1599204
With the H, if only to differentiate it
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>>1599094
>And my new name is Tar Mairon
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>>1599167
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599204
I say the H.
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>>1599167
>Leave and try to summon your Murkrow friend. You know where the Meowth stash is
It's time to become the scheming fiend Jane saw inside of us
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>>1599207
This shall be herb's darkest momentyet , where all of his emotion spews forth, briefly squeezing his lemons so bad he becomes dark herb for a short time
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>>1599203
> "You see, dear kiera, this is how government works on the mainland. My loyal vassals, the murkrow, rule over the persian, who, in turn, rule over the meowth, who seek out shiny things and give them to the persians. Then, the persians give the best bits to the murkrow, who keep most of it but I go into towns to exchange. It's a wonderful process."
> "But...why don't they just attack you?"
> Herb's face grows grave. His eyes deepen for a moment, and look off into the distance. "We do not speak of the Pan, and what it makes me do."
> "Anyway, here's our garden. We have nice big meals every night."
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>>1599204
I say it with an H.
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>>1599209
I NEED "I-I'm totally evil guys, a-and Dark and Deep!" Herb, NOW
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>>1599167
Maybe give them a few shiny coins, then
>Uh, okay. Carry on. Bye
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>>1599223
When the girls eventually find him, maybe. Depends on how far into the woods we go
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>>1599232
WE NEED TO GO DEEPER
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>>1599204
With the H unless we're cooking (makes him seem like a French chef) or maybe even as dark Herb with a poorly drawn on pencil thin mustache
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so when Dark Herb takes over, what physical effects will it have on Herb? All good alter egos change the appearance of their good side when they take over.
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Is gobble gonna make us roll to not get mauled by cats?
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#JaneWasRight
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>>1599233
As long as we avoid the "craaaaaaaawling iiiiiin myyyyy skiiiiin"
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>>1599238
Dark Herb is ALWAYS LUCKY but rolls like shit
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>>1599238
He's even more joyous and friendly, but none of the adorable smiles reach his eyes. Those are just cold and dead, and have a malicious glint to them.

And yeah, the pencil-thin drawn on moustache.

>>1599243
That's no fun, though.
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>>1599243
>not Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawlig in my Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawl
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>>1599247
Can you draw a blonde moustache?
#JaneWasRight
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>>1599243
nah, we'll just end up as an anti-villain

sure we conquered their entire archipelago and instituted a dictatorship, but we're Fug's chosen one and look how happy our harem and the priestesses are!
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Seriously, what the macaroni is all this?

“Uh, okay then. Carry on. Bye.” You start to back away.

There’s a huge Persian that emerges from the group. It stares at you as you leave. Somehow you get the feeling that it’s a bit sharper than the others. Like you can see things turn in it’s head from the look in your eyes.

The others start surrounding you, and for a second your heart races. But the big leader makes a noise and they back down. It gives another order to the others, and they start gathering things up. You guess they don’t like the idea that you know about this.

Well there’s an upside to this. It took your minds off of things for a few minutes.

You wish you had a time machine. You heard there are pokemon that can travel through time. But you don’t have the ego to think you could cook it a meal or sew it a hat nice enough to get that sort of favor.

You sigh as you wander the forest. Your throat hurts from not crying enough. Your back hurts from that tumble. Your heart hurts.

You can't think straight. You need to get yourself sorted.

>Take out your pokemon. Talk to them
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
>Head back. If you can find your way
>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
>Something else
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>>1599252
I mean, the pencil or brush tool would work suitably at a low opacity, but that would take effort.

Unless you meant literally, in which case mustard might kinda work.

>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599255
> Talk to rayquaza
> Don't pray, just talk
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>>1599252
No it must be dark, that's how you know the person has become evil
See: evil Spock
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599255
>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
PRAY TO GRAMPA!
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>>1599255
>>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
>>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.

PRAY TO RAYQUAZA, OH PROTECT US PATRON DEITY
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599255
>Head back. If you can find your way
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>>1599255
>Take out your Pokemon. Talk to them.
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
Time for a vision quest
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>>1599255
>>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
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>>1599255
>Take out your Pokemon. Talk to them.
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>>1599255
>>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>Take out your pokemon. Talk to them

Maybe Mace has some advice
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>>1599255
>>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
commune with Fug
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599255
>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
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>>1599255
>>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599280
I found the wrong answer, guys.
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>>1599282
Now that's just unnecessary.
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599255
>Take out your pokemon. Talk to them
Seems legit
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>>1599255
>take out Mace, he's always a good listener

>But you don’t have the ego to think you could cook it a meal or sew it a hat nice enough to get that sort of favor.
Oh Gobble, you dare doubt Herbs powers?! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
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>>1599283
Speaking of which...
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>>1599283
It's an old meme
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods

INTO THE WOODS
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>>1599255
>Take out your pokemon. Talk to them
>Pray. Maybe mom and Keira are onto something.
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>Calling on fug because you can't handle all of the pussy that you're getting
Feels a tad petty.
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>>1599255
>>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599306
hey, gods don't have much going on. They did this because we're their sitcom
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>>1599306
Have you ever prayed anon? It's about Faith, and about sorting through your own feelings.
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599306
Herb is not in the state to be making rational decisions, besides, people have prayed for less
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>>1599306
He seems alright. I figured we'd just get advice or something, but maybe since he's a godly pokemon he probably wouldn't have that sort of problem, so maybe it is a poor idea.

I'll back getting out our pokemon if praying loses, it's probably a smarter decision anyway.
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>>1599322
>Be told by your god that you have to save the world
BUT I NEED TO TALK ABOUT GIIIIRLS
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Herb should pray for world domination

Does this mean on the next aura mix kiera will find a little seed of darkness in herb?
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>>1598986
>Come out and say hi
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods

Punished Herb: A fallen chef.
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>>1599333
> our aura turns into A MIGHTY DRAGON
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>>1599337
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599337
Sorry. >>1599346 was for >>1599335
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>>1599255
>Walk and wander. Maybe you’ll find inspiration in the woods
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>>1599333
I was kinda hoping Kiera would catch a glimpse of Herb as he ran off and just reel at what a mess his aura was. Then just storm after Laki and Hana yelling "What did you DOOOOOOOOO"
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I wrote a fanbin of Herb's short side-journey alone, as I said earlier today. This is the first part. More's to come.

https://pastebin.com/n233JjCJ
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>>1599359
While I'm ok with Keira popping up, I disagree with the line. Feels too provoked

Something like "What happened?" Would be better
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>>1599372
What? He was obviously meming. Not everything is super serious.
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>>1599377
Sorry didn't catch it. Eating dinner and a bit of a coke and rum buzz
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>People vote while drunk
This is why Valerie, the sensible option, didn't win last night.
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>>1599372
I mean, it kinda would be a natural assumption to make, given her impression of Herb as the nicest of nice guys and how completely fucked Herb's aura is right now according to Gobble last thread.
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>>1599383
I laughed
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>>1599383
Was sober yesterday, drinking today

And we haven't had a real good chance to spend time with Val, which is one of the many things I've been advocating since yesterday's clusterfuck.
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>>1599365
I like it anon, looking forward to the next part
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>>1599390
Again, meming. Keep up.
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You’re tempted to take out your pokemon and talk to them, but you just don’t want them to see you in such a sad state.

So you just walk. You wander and explore. You don’t know what you’re looking for, besides answers. What are you doing? Do you like them both? Is it fair to them to do what you did? Fair to yourself? What would make make everyone happiest? What would prevent the most hurt?

What’s the right thing to do, and is it the same as what you want to do?

Did you already ruin everything?

You need guidance. Help. Something better than whatever goes on in your mess of a head.

While you walk, maybe you’ll pray. But to who? According to mom’s religion, Arceus is the supreme creator, but others take on different responsibilities and domains. You don't remember them all off hand or really understand how the whole thing words. You wonder if maybe you've been negligent in learning your own culture, considering how much the islanders value theirs.

You walk and pray, and the focus of your prayer is;

>Arceus. The supreme being
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian
>Celebi. Maybe you can get insight into future or past events
>Meloetta. You need inspiration
>Anyone who will listen
>Something else
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>>1599395
>>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599395
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian

Time for fug
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
MYSTERY BOX
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>>1599395
>>Anyone who will listen
this can only be a good thing.
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>>1599395
>Something else
Gary: The God of Harems
or just
>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599255
I'm just a loser in the game of love...

Come on Giratina, tempt away.

>Take out your pokemon. Talk to them.

This is pokemon quest after all.
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>>1599395
>Celebi
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>>1599395
>>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian
Fug's the only one that's hung out with us
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>>1599395
>>Meloetta. You need inspiration

Will this be where Kat shows up?
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599395
>>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian

I know mystery box will win, but i trust the deity who has championed us
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599395
>Arceus. The supreme being
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian

We're not a religious man, but if you're up there, please save us superman
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>>1599395
>>Anyone who will listen
Was against praying but I just can't turn down a good mystery box.
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>>1599395
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian
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>>1599403
>Claire is nearby on vacation and is hit with Herbs harsh mellow.

Would she feel for the poor kid? Or would she be agitated that he's upset about such a small thing?
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>>1599395
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599395
>Celebi. Maybe you can get insight into future or past events
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen

This is why I wanted to link Scarecrow.

Also, LATE AGAIN.
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
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>>1599395
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian
If I was in Herb's shoes, I'd definitely pray to the deity that actually showed some interest in me.
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>>1599395
>Something else
Mesprit, who gave humans emotion, or latias/latios, gods of the bonds of love.
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Watch us have to roll for mystery box, get yveltal or mewtwo or something that will slap us around
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>>1599423
Changing to
>Rayquaza. You think it might be the island’s guardian
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>>1599419
I don't care who it is, but nothing pisses me off more then someone belittling anothers issues just because they've dealt with worse

If thats a probability shes sounds like a right bitch
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>>1599426
>>1599427
Also good options, but maybe after Giratina sets up some conflict. Shoulder angels fighting would be pretty cool as well.
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>>1599395
>Anyone who will listen
Grampa
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[Roll!]
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>>1599435
I'd be more terrified of a really excitable Meloetta strung up in BDSM gear.
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>>1599440
>>
Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>1599440
Here we go...
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>>1599437
She'd probably be mad at first, then see its a kid and not be as mad at them.
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>>1599435
Mewtwo could be cool actually.

Herb and he have something in common:

They're both emotional wrecks.
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>1599440
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>>1599395
>>Anyone who will listen
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>1599440
Try this again
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>>1599445
HERE WE GO, NEVER LUCKY
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

>>1599440
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>>1599442
Hot.
That's hot.

>>1599445
Nice
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>>1599445
hmm, is it good enough for jirachi?
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>>1599445
NEVER LUCKY
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So my phone sucks pretty bad, it's taking it minutes for just this one msg to scrawl across the page. That perspective at the start just makes me think how all three of them would mesh toghther like clockwork. I'm really hoping that we can put everything aside and recognize how cute they'd be together. Bret ded now, have fun.
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>>1599460
I almost want to see him wish for freedom from the chaos gods that dictate his actions by committee.
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>>1599466
>this was all just a coma dream after Herb got hit by a car
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>>1599468
We actually got jumped by that islander gang

We're only waking up now, surrounded by our pokemons, the girls and family

"And you were there, and you were there..."
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>>1599466
then it would just be Gobble reading a story and not a quest.
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>>1599476
I've got a complex where I hate God sometimes and I think it would be a neat way for a quest to end. Maybe it wouldn't be a great way for this one, but some quest.
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>>1599468
>Herb never moved
>Herb doesn't have siblings
>Herb doesn't have parents
>Just a Grandpa
>A Grandpa who was the last thing he saw
>He wanted to escape, so he went to and island paradise
>In his mind
>But he had to leave behind Grandpa to go there
>Which is why Quest!Herb and everyone within considers him dead
>Because Real!Herb can't interact with him at moment, so he is
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>>1599440
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uMyCa35_mOg
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Or maybe we rolled the equivalent of the Pokémon devil
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>>1599491
>We defeat Giratina in a rock-off
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>>1599491
Dark Herb gets free after we bake giratina some pancakes

then the rise of our empire begins
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>>1599491
THE PAN CONQUERS ALL
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>>1599495
>The girls find us as we're shredding our hearts out
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>>1599499
>When Valerie gets her body given to the devil by our careless rock-off wager
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>>1599491
But we didn't get satan trips of even a 66
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>>1599495
>Give us one chance to rock your socks off

*knit the most awesome and comfortable socks he's ever had, with Through the fire and the flames blaring in the background, and serve him up the finest of our coffee and pancakes
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You keep walking, but you clasp your hands together. You’ve heard all sorts of different ways to pray. To do this, to sit still, to meditate, to bow. Some religions and people say you should do it one way, others say it doesn’t matter. You don’t know, but you feel like you can think and pray best as you walk deep in the forest.

You don’t know who you’re praying to. You just need guidance. You need help. You need to-

“Watch your step.”

You stop in place and open your eyes. A woman in her mid thirties, you’re guessing, kneels down and picks a mushroom you almost stepped on. She’s small, everywhere except her chest. And pale, very pale. Doll-like, almost. But with a smug, sarcastic smirk. Her clothes are a bit frilly for this sort of weather.

“Kat! Check out the size of this one.”

Another woman comes out. She’s got practical travel clothes and despite not doing or saying anything yet, you can feel a strong aura of confidence. She looks the same age, maybe a little older. She's clearly seen a lot. You can just see it in her eyes. “He looks pretty normal, Claire.”

“Har freaking har.” The other woman says. She glances back at you and narrows her eyes. Your head feels tingly. She makes a face.

>Uh, sorry to bother you. Bye
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
>Something else
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>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599519
>>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
>>Uh, sorry to bother you. Bye

D-DENIED
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>>1599519
There are few times I would turn into a fanboy, but right now, I would
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>>1599519
>You’re mainlanders too, right? Are you on vacation?

This is getting weird boys.
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>>1599519
Well hello there cameo
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
oh god, MILF Kat
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>>1599519
Huh so it is Claire. Go me.
>Want help hunting mushrooms?

>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599519
>>Uh, sorry to bother you. Bye
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
HELPFUL HERB! THAT'S-A ME! I DON'T FUCK MY OWN LIFE UP! NOT AT ALL!
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>>1599519
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599519
> we stepped on the mushrooms
> exfoliated some wierd hallucinogenic spores
> we're having some kind of terrible trip and our brain is trying to figure things out
We'll be eaten by gobble soon, mark my words
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>>1599519
>>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation

Ha, knew it
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>>1599519
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599519
What. The. Fuck.
Wow this is going full meta now

>>1599519
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
End the mumbling with
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
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>>1599519

>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
then
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
Anything to keep us distracted.
Also Gobble you are a magnificent bastard, love this cameo.
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So is Robin around the corner? Or is she talking sage advise to Laki and Hana?
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>>1599519
>>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
Seems like a good way to keep his mind off of things.
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599519
>>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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>>1599519
OH SHIT.

>Uh, sorry to bother you. Bye
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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>>1599540
Robins eye is presently being transplanted into Hana's leg, so that she can always be looking at Hana's crotch. By Hana's request, of course.
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>>1599519
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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>>1599519
>Uh, sorry to bother you. Bye
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>>1599519
Actually yeah, add to >>1599545
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation
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I've never read the original pokemon quest, so i guess i'm going to be in for a weird ride, not feeling Claire, if i'm right and she's prodding our mind/reading our thoughts with out consent, pretty rude

Kat seems alright enough

Also, having other people really harshes the solo discovery vibe
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>>1599563
You should read the other quest.
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>>1599563
>Chose to pray and seek out a higher power
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>>1599519
this
>>1599520
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Didn't Hana stay at their orphanage for a while?
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>>1599567
Doesn't get any higher than our past life

This is gonna be a weird end
shame that in any other time, thered be lewd bin possiblities, but with everything goin on, no go
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>>1599563
Claire is pretty high-tier psychic, she has trouble NOT reading minds in the same way you'd have trouble not making eye contact when you see someone's face.
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>>1599574
And she also is a jerk. Most of the time.
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>>1599566
Nah, i'd rather just see how they're like here and see if its worth reading

>>1599567
Spiritualism is usually a part of self-discovery, sometimes

>>1599574
>Making eye contact
>With strangers
>Ever
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>>1599572
It's been implied she's talked to them before. They sponsored her robo-pieces.
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>>1599572
Not that I remember. She got Robintech™®© prosthetics though.
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>>1599519
>Want help hunting mushrooms?
over the course of the hunting
>Mumble and ramble until you spill your guts to these strangers. That’s how big of a mess you are
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>>1599572
Yes. It is distinctly possible that Clair will recognize Hana in our memories.
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>>1599573
Non-canon my friend.
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>>1599579
You don't make eye contact with people?
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>>1599585
Well of course that's always an option
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>>1599587
I have to force myself to do it, which I do whenever I have to socialize.
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>>1599587
This is 4chan
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>>1599587
Never, something about staring into eyes makes feel extensional terror, mostly because it means they can see into my eyes and you have no control over the words your eyes convey
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>>1599519
>You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation

Well.

Alright then.
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>>1599596
You should try to get masks and helmets to go in style. I believe in you, anon.
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>>1599596
You're insane.
>>1599591
You.. have issues too. Probably less than the other guy.
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>>1599596
The word you're looking for is existential.
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Can Herb say something goofy like "Are you my spirit animal" to Kat
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>>1599605
That'd be adorable.
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>>1599601
>When the plebs don't have Reed Richards powers so they can get extensional
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>>1599605
Cute
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>>1599605
I'll vote for this.
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>>1599600
socially well adjusted people don't often spend all theit time reading lewd stories about pokemon trainers on the internet.
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>>1599605
backing
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>>1599605
After we mostly spill our guts and spaghetti all over the place, I hope.
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>>1599519
You're mainlanders right? Are you on vacation?
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>>1599605
Cute. I vote this.

>Claire peeks in his head wondering what the joke is
>Herb is honestly just that out of it right now
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>>1599605
>Kat's Island Adventure, where she gets worshiped by the native white kid
Cute, but not really seamless dialogue, considering the situation.
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>>1599605
I want this more than I ever knew was possible
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>>1599621
OH yea I figure that's a given

Hell I would be surprised if herb treated it like they were figures of his imagination
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>>1599626
Herb is Bork, he's not really "seamless" right now

>>1599628
They probably are

OoOoOoOoOooo~
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>>1599605
Like another anon said, only if after spilling our guts
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>>1599626
Consider some of his rambling and it'll make more sense, especially if he mentions how he prayed for guidance
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>>1599631
Do the girls find us, then, with torn, bloody and muddy clothes incoherently speaking to people that are not there?

Not sure Herb's quite /there/ yet.
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>>1599642
Give it time, we haven't even picked and named Herbshroom yet.
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>>1599642
I like to think we never even left the mud, but are passed out in it, if not for the powerful scene that'd await our awakening
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“You’re mainlanders, right? Are you on vacation?”

The second one, Kat you think, looks over you. “You don’t know who I am, do you?”

You squint. You feel like maybe you’ve seen her before, but you can’t place it. Did your prayer get answered in some strange way? “Are you my spirit animal?”

She laughs. “No. Not unless you’re a real mess.” She reaches out a hand. “I’m Kat. This is Claire. And yes, we’re on vacation. Mostly. We wanted to surprise visit a friend, and my wife wants to check up on someone’s medical situation.”

Claire gives a cool half wave. “You’re a loud guy, Herb.”

“Loud? Sorry, I didn’t realize.” You didn’t think you were stepping on a lot of twigs or anything. Maybe you’re searching for pokemon as well as mushrooms. “Do you want help picking mushrooms? I’ve done it before with my friends.” You sigh, remembering going to the caves. Your adventure with Laki especially.

Claire’s giving you a funny look. She exchanges a look with Kat. “Yeah. That sounds good to me. Thanks, Herb.”

You help them pick mushrooms for awhile. They keep exchanging light-hearted insults. It’s not really helping you solve your problems, but it is nice to be in the presence of something like this. You sniff back some extra snot from when you were crying.

“So Herb. What happened to you? Looks like you took a nasty spill, there. Did somebody do that to you?”

Claire shakes her head. “Girl trouble.”

The one you guess is Kat almost rolls her eyes, but she stops. Her confident, outgoing face softens a bit. “That sucks. I’ve been there. I remember getting rejected the first time I asked somebody out.”

>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>You’d rather not talk about it.
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
>Ask about their love stories. Maybe there’s a lesson in those
>Something else
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
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>>1599656
>>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
Gasp! Claire is his spirit animal!
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>>1599656
>>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
>>...Your not hallucinations... are you?
Once we know they aren't and Herb knows he hasn't completely lost it
>>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
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>>1599656
>>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
>Did I get knocked out in that fall?
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation

>Fear their inevitable scorn
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>>1599656
>pick mushrooms
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>>1599656
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation

Claire getting into Herb's head and learning too much could be funny, but for now Herb needs someone to vent to.
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I'm going to laugh hard if it turns out that Jeanine is 100% turns out to be our spirit animal and gives us aura tutoring or something.
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
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>>1599656

>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation

Then, after a beat:

>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?

We're out of it so the perception took a hit.

After a while:

Wait...

>It's the champ.jpeg
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>Claire is Herb
>Herb is Claire
It actually makes sense when you only think about it on the surface layer.
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>>1599685
>>It's the champ.jpeg
I think Herb never finding out would be funnier, but everyone else has a suspicion or knows who it was
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>>1599656
>Wait, how do you know so much about me? Did I tell you my name?
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
Honestly i see Herb explaining like this; just letting the dam break, all while picking shrooms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uytWxYKSupI
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
And then Claire says that maybe Kat is our spirit animal afterall.
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>>1599692
Robin could also be the champ instead. Could go either way.
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>>1599656
Ask if they mind us venting before we let everything out.
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
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>>1599696
>Herb meets Robin and immediately knows who it is
>Never figures out who that lewd milf was, though
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>>1599656
>You sort of have the opposite problem. Explain the whole situation
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>>1599702
If we ask if we can, i get the feeling the snarky little psychic would just spill it because we'd be "Unconcise" or something about it

God, i really don't like Claire, she hasn't really even done anything, she just FEELS like one of those characters

Just the fact i know shes reading our mind makes actions seem so... Fake and Pretending, like she'd be the type of person who'd just say what people want to hear BECAUSE SHE KNOWS what people want to hear
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>>1599718
she didn't do that at all

she was actually quiet abrasive to the point of seeming rude
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>>1599718
That's a lot of assumptions you're making there, friendo. She's an alright girl. Read the other quest if you want details.
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>>1599718
>ike she'd be the type of person who'd just say what people want to hear
More the opposite, if anything.
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>>1599718
Dude you're an asshole. Claire is legit.
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>>1599722
>>1599723
>>1599724
Thats good to hear then

>>1599728
Apparently so
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>>1599718
Read the other quest. Hell. Read this quest. She isn't being like that in the least bit. She's actively trying not to read our thoughts, but we're so loud that she's hearing some.
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>>1599732
Yeah, its just, bad memories of Mind Readers and Psychics in general in other quests that just leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth

The idea that someone else can access your thoughts or even control you without you noticing is just 2spooky4me
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>>1599738
Yeah, you should definitely read the other quest.
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>>1599738
I'd love to run into a mind-reader just to see how uncomfortable I could make them.
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>>1599744
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>>1599744
I'm fond of screwing with Psychics too, but they don't wear signs saying "I'M A PSYCHIC" which is were the apprehension comes from
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>>1599750
You can't tell someone not to think something, what do you expect? hahah
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>>1599750
Not even that. They could be all "Fuck, really?" and I could be all, "No, wait, it gets worse." Doing bad things to them in my mind could come after.
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>>1599755
That makes sense.
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“Is it okay to vent to you guys?”

“It’s pretty much our hobby.” Clair jokes.

“It is?” Kat asks.

“I mean me and Robin. About you. Behind your back.” Clair gives Kat a face. Even you can read that it’s still playful banter. “Go ahead, Herb.” Clair picks another mushroom.

“I umm, sort of have the opposite problem.” You start. And sniff. You start explaining what happened with you and Hana and Laki. And your panicky reaction this morning. “I,” sniff, “didn’t mean to hurt anybody.”

Kat touches your shoulder. “Go on.”

“Go on about what? I bet he’s full of it. I bet he was just trying to get his dick as wet as possible and it blew up on him.”

Kat looks you over. You feel naked under her gaze. “Nah. He’s an honest guy. Trusting, too. Wallet’s all exposed.”

“How have you been running an orphanage so long without knowing how teenage boys think? There’s a reason the tissue budget is so big.” She leans forward, looking right into you. “Oh.”

Kat elbows her. “Well?”

“Shut up.”

You raise your hand. “Umm, hi. Sorry. How do you know so much about me?”

Clair leans in again, and taps you on your head. “Because I’m in here.”

“You’re a psychic?” Wow! Can she hear this? Or this? Oh gosh what if you think something you shouldn’t.

“No. You got knocked out in that fall.” She removes her finger, then turns back to Kat. “Well they don’t like him for his deductive skills. I can tell you that much.”

“Clair! Be nice. And try keep the peaking to a minimum. It’s impolite.”

“It’s just teasing and it’s why you like me. But okay. Jeez. We both know what he’s thinking now anyway. Boys try not to think about one thing when I tell them that.” She looks smug as she stretches, lifting her large chest.

You try not to think of how much her dress clashes with her earrings. They both reflect good taste, just not together like that.

“I...nevermind.” Clair folds her arms, looking defeated for some reason. Then she takes off her earrings. “So you’re an earnest, nice teenage boy more worried about people’s feelings than anything else, Herb. Whoda thunk it. Why don’t you tell those girls how you feel?” Somehow, coming from someone so blunt, that feels like it means more.

“I...I don’t know how I feel.”

Kat puts a hand on your shoulder. “So what are you going to do?”

>What would they do in this situation?
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
>You don’t know, but thanks for letting me vent. Bye
>Something else
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>>1599768
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
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>>1599768
>>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
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>>1599768
>>Guess you’ll just think on it some more
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
I'm curious tho
>What would they do in this situation?
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>>1599768
>Something else
Run away and join up with criminals.
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>>1599768
>>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
And move on from there I guess
We need to have some kind of three-way convo with Hana and Laki and probably cry a lot
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>>1599768
>>What would they do in this situation?
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>>1599768
>>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
>Apologize extra hard to Hana, and ask if she still wants to be our girlfriend after all this
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>>1599768
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more
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>>1599768
I'll vote this.
>>1599778
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first

also
>try keep the peaking to a minimum
should be peeking
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>>1599768
>What would they do i
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more on this situation?
>You don’t know, but thanks for letting me vent.
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>>1599768
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more

And eventually

>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore.
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
>What would they do in this situation?
>Give Claire fashion tips you're sorry.
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>>1599768
>You'll tell them both how you feel about them, and then decide together what your relationships will be like with them.
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>>1599768
>>What would they do in this situation?
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>>1599768
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
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>>1599788
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>>1599768
>“No. You got knocked out in that fall.”

This line seems a little out of nowhere, I'm not sure what she's supposed to be explaining with this.
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>>1599806
It's a bit vague, but I'm pretty sure that was sassy sarcasm for, "You are correct in your assessment."
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>>1599768
>What would they do in this situation?
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first

Made it late but I'm finally here.

Just wanna say that Hana's view makes me want all three of them together even more. They'd be god damn great together.
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>>1599806
>>1599813
She's implying we are dreaming this because of the fall we took down a hill and into mud and that none of this really happening
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>>1599817
Yeah, no kidding.
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>>1599819
No, she isn't.
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>>1599822
It was the implication of the joke, obviously thats not what really happened
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
>Guess you’ll just think on it some more
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>>1599822
It reads more clearly if you mentally delete the >Oh gosh what if you think something you shouldn’t.
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>>1599768
>You’ll go back and apologize and see if they even like you as a friend anymore, first
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>>1599827
No, because she's responding to the psychic question.
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>>1599813
I read it with a sarcastic intonation and it made sense.

Probably why Clair never quite clicked for me, I was reading her dialogue wrong.
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“I want to think on it some more, but the first thing I should do is go back and apologize. I don’t even know if they still want to be friends anymore.”

“Do you make a habit of this sort of thing?”

“Well, no.”

“Then if they don’t want you back, they’re crap friends and you’re better off. You’ll be fine either way.” Clair’s advice is a bit laconic, but it makes sense.

“Out of curiosity, what would you do in my situation?”

They exchange a look. Clair goes first. “I made a harem. It’s pretty sweet.”

“Yeah, that’s totally how it went.” Kat laughs. “Well, actually, sorta. But I’d do what you said. Go back and apologize. Talk it out. This stuff always goes better when it’s out there. Kat pats you on the back. “And I think you’ve got to remember that in a pokemon journey, and life, everything changes. It’s the one constant. And it’s not always for the better, at least in the short term. But if you keep being the kind of person I think you are, you’ll come out on top after everything’s said and done. Don’t do what I would do or especially what Clair would do-”

“Hey!”

“But do what Herb would do. Believe in yourself.”

“Thanks.” She really is nice. And just look at her! Listen to how assured her voice is. You can tell that someone like her has never had confidence or other issues. That’s a woman that’s always had a firm grasp of who she is. “It was nice meeting you.” You place the mushrooms you picked into their basket.

“Good luck!”

>”Bye!” Go directly back home
>”Bye.” Take the long route.
>Wait, you want to ask/say one more thing (write in)
>Something else
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>>1599849
>>”Bye.” Take the long route.
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Go directly back home
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>>1599849
>Wait, you want to ask/say one more thing (write in)
How about a quick battle?
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Go directly back home
time to fix this
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>>1599849
>>”Bye.” Take the long route.
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>>1599849
Take the long route home.
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Go directly back home
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>>1599849
>”Bye.” Take the long route.
>try to avoid lewd thoughts about Kat MILF
>fail
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>>1599857
Oh, and walk home with your pokemon
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.>>1599849
>>”Bye.” Take the long route.

>>1599853
though that would be fun Herb would be crushed in a fucking nanosecond, Kat is a force of goddamn nature.
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Go directly back home
No more beating around the bush!
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Take the long route.

I changed the period to an exclamation point, this is very important.
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>>1599849
>”Bye.” Take the long route.
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>>1599862
We're also missing Bella.
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>”Bye!” Go directly back home
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Go directly back home
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>>1599849
>>”Bye!” Take the long route.

Have a talk with the pokemon.
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>>1599849
>Wait, you want to ask/say one more thing (write in)
any advice for making right with a girl you might've seriously hurt? from a girls perspecive, that is
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>>1599849
>>”Bye.” Take the long route.
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>>1599849
>Bye.” Take the long route.
Every routes the long route. We're lost and muddy.
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>>1599849
>"Thank you for the words. I'll reflect on them." Take the long route
>>1599859
supporting the lewd thoughts, maybe leave Clair with our own groups' lewd memories
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>>1599849
>>1599869(you)
Missed this one, supporting.
>>1599859
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>>1599859
This, tease the Psyker, if she's still listening in
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>>1599849
>"Bye". Take the long route
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>>1599849
>Bye.” Take the long route.
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>>1599859
also supporting
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>>1599849
>”Bye.” Take the long route.

Pokemon? Well, it'd be good to get back to it.

>You can tell that someone like her has never had confidence or other issues. That’s a woman that’s always had a firm grasp of who she is.

Oh Herb, if only you knew.
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>>1599853
Anon, Kat's team is broken as fuck:

An unhittable Kingdra, a Crobat that can go twice in a turn, a crit-machine Garchomp...

And that's not mentioning everyone else.
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>>1599891
I take it Anons went full Smogonfag in the original quest?
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>>1599849
>”Bye!” Go directly back home
Time to get a Robin route-lock for Herb
>>1599891
>Battling to win
You don't even know why Herb battles, do you?
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>>1599891
You think our team will ever get that broken?
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>>1599894
first quest was anime rule of cool
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>>1599891
And they've been training together for years!
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>>1599894
No, Gobble was just very liberal with special training because the quest was higher power
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>>1599897
We never train them. Every third action was train in that quest. Every second one was lewd.
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>>1599894
Not quite, but Kat would kick Cynthia's teeth in in terms of difficulty as a Champion. She'd make Ghetsis cry like a bitch as a boss battle as well.
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>>1599894
We had a butterfree. Thats all you should need to know.
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>>1599902
B-But we train once an island!
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>>1599896
I do, but that's not a battle: it's anal destruction.
>>1599897
If we trained once in a while and caught some more pokemon, maybe.
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>>1599905
We don't have to train more. This is Herb's adventure, not Big Fat Kat Tat's adventure.
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>>1599908
>Snorlax
>Roserade
>Feraligator
>Keldeo 2: Let's Rock for Justice
We aren't on a terrible track.
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>>1599894
not even close

as other anons said, rule of cool

One of my suggestions, to teach gyarados to use Dragon dance as a dodge action was picked, though i dont think we ever got to use it.

Hoping we can teach one of our pokemons to do the same, though i guess it sorta happened with Croc Fu (not the original person who threw out the idea, but helped build on it to make it a drunken master style)

Pokemon Quest is all about have a blast and fun, even if its completely crazy, like barbarian herb and his poke army
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Anybody else getting a sinking feeling?
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>>1599919
Yeah. It's the morphine.
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>>1599919
No, things are looking optimistic from everything I have seen.

>viale QUALITY
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>>1599919
regarding?
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I had an idea.

Instead of going back and picking a girl right away, why not see if they'd like to go out, dinner and a movie type stuff. All three of them.
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>>1599919
It's called the thread ending soon I think

>>1599924
We are still with Hana dude.
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>>1599924
No.
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>>1599923
Putting our emotions into words and moving forwards and not putting our foot in our mouths again and maybe being forced to make a choice and hurting someone all over again.
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>>1599927
Still gonna have to address how we like both Hana and Laki.
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>>1599924
i was thinking something similar with all four (Laki, Hana, Keira, Jane) with a heart to heart at some point
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>>1599924
That's a terrible idea. We're going back to talk to them about the whole ordeal. We're not gonna rule out a three-way relationship or anything, yet.
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>>1599927
You say that only because you can't see the possibilities.
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>>1599931
Keira really isn't a love interest. She's pretty much a bro like Val at this point.
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>>1599929
well, thats partially why i'm hoping the long way back wins out. we need to think and collect ourselves. when the time comes, we'll hopefully know what to do
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>>1599931
Same here. It's too early to be committing to just one of them honestly.
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Huh, holy shit I just realized that if Hana lived at the orphanage for a while with Claire and them she actually has first hand experience with a poly relationship and Laki has wanted to make a harem.


Herb might LITERALLY be the only one with actual reservations about it even if he likes both girls.
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>>1599941
It's not at all though.
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>>1599936
She has interest in Herb as well. Which is why i want to include all the girls in the conversation
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>>1599936
I don't know about you, but I don't masturbate back to back with my "bros".
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She gives you a hug. Gosh, she smells good. And looks good. And feeling someone like that pressed against you is almost angelic. You wonder if Clair is listening to your thoughts.

Oh no. What if you think something lewd about Kat?

Oh no. Now you are thinking something lewd about Kat!

Clair gives you a funny smile. You turn red.

“Thank you! Have a fun vacation!” You say as you hastily make your way out of there. They both wave as you go back into the forest.

You’re muddy, tired, emotionally exhausted, and walking home through the forest. One thing you’re not anymore though, is hopeless. Those two really helped lift your spirits. Like wearing a perfect fitting suit. You decide to go the long route. You guess you’re not in that much of a hurry. You still want to try to sort your thoughts and feelings out.

You wonder if Hana still wants to date you. You hope so. You don’t intend to take that back. You meant it.

>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>But maybe you need some temporary space, first
>You’ll make a grand gesture to win her back, just like a romantic comedy
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
>Something else
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>>1599943
I suppose. It's already going to be cagey as it is but I suppose I'll vote for the most inclusive shit.
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>>1599944
Get better bros then
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>>1599940
Pfft, greatest twist of the year.

>>1599944
Why not? It's not weird if everybody involved is definitely not gay.
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>>1599946
>>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that

It's the truth.
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>>1599946
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>>1599941
I like her better now that she's pretty much our only close friendship that isn't complicated by romance.
>>1599943
Herb doesn't know that.
>>1599944
That's literally just you, freak.
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>>1599946
> Speculating before talking to them isn't a good idea.
> But you also like Laki, and you can't ignore that.
> Just walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599946
>>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599946
>>But maybe you need some temporary space, first
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
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>>1599946
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599946
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens

Burn all haremfags at the stake.
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>>1599946
>>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
It time to talk about feelings and emotions
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>Just walk with your pokemon and see what happens

>inb4 Lakifags still try to burn everything down rather than have any Hana spotlight at all
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>But maybe you need some temporary space, first
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea

A lot on the old noggin.
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[That's the last vote for tonight. I hope you all sleep tight. I'll be around for a short bit.]

>>1599944
[There goes my player fanfic]
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>>1599946
>>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
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>>1599946
>>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>But maybe you need some temporary space, first
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens

>>1599947
Many rivers to cross yet, for young Herb
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>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea

>>1599948
>>1599949
>>1599951
I should have anticipated this reaction when I posted that...
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
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>>1599962
Hey gobble, I said some pretty terrible shit yesterday. I'm sorry

thanks for everything
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>>1599946
>>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599962
Thanks for running Gobble. Still miffed about last session but this thread has definitely given me hope yet.
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>>1599962
What kind of flash bitz can be added to Hana's cyberlimbs?
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>>1599946
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599951
She kinda implied it during their mind meld. When it lead up to her opening the flood gates and their mutual masturbation session.
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>>1599962
Thanks for running!

pic related
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
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>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
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>>1599962
Any forseen time for next thread?
I know it's considered rude but I'm still a little uncomfy from the previous threads and wanna know when we do the waifu talk.
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>>1599962
What would have happened had we chosen Murkrow instead of Hana for the lock?
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599975
Link your post homie.
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>>1599962
Thanks for running Gobble!

any idea when next thread will be?
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>>1599962
Good work tonight Gobble, you did a great job.

And thanks for running
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>>1599962
Gobble you the best. Even though I still feel pain, I'm not gonna let it get me down. You keep up the great story.
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>>1599962
Thanks for running, Gobble!
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
Definitely.
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>>1599962
I'll give you props, this thread has gone mostly better than i had anticipated. That said, I wont sing your praises just yet. i'm still cautious of the coming thread. But i am far more optimistic than i was going into today.
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>>1599984
Literally the best use of that whole pathetic comic.
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>>1599962
The suspense...

Any tips for a novice qm who isn't sure how to move the story forwards?
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>>1599984
It aint cuckolding if Herb screws them both as well!
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>>1599989
troof.
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>>1599987
what, not a fan of furry watersports?
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>>1599977
We'd be swimming in shiny objects and TMs a plenty
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>>1599988
>how to move the story forwards?

That just sounds like a fancy way of asking, "How do I write a story?" Not sure what kind of answer you're hoping for.
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Jeb truly is best girl
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>>1599988
Kill off the waifu. That'd probably enrage the fans enough to want to stick around and spite you.

Problem solved.
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>>1599998
> just shoot an arrow in the waifu's head, done deal, no problem
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>>1599946
Whoops, forgot to actually vote.
>You’ll make a grand gesture to win her back, just like a romantic comedy
This won't win at this rate, but I want hijinks to ensue.
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
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>>1599946
>You’ll make a grand gesture to win her back, just like a romantic comedy
boom box and souffle
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>>1599967
>>1599969
>>1599973
>>1599981
>>1599976
>>1599983
>>1599984
>>1599986
[Thanks for coming. And no hard feelings. In retrospect there's a lot of mistakes a seasoned QM shouldn't make there. Not sure about the next thread is, but probably Sunday. I know that's a long wait, and a lot of anons just want to get back to the whole pokemon part of the pokemon quest. I appreciate everyone's understand.]

>>1599977
[Sorry, what?]
>>1599984
[Glorious]

>>1599988
[Nothing ever goes as planned. But if you're stuck on what to do next specifically, I think the best thing is a literary tool about motivation. 1) Does the character have a goal. 2) What obstacles are in the way of that goal 3) What's the character doing to reach it?

I know that's really simple and probably self-evident, but it's good advice I don't take enough of. Well, not really advice, but more of an auditing tool to use once in awhile to make sure things are focused instead of meandering. Actually, I should probably use that more.

There's also a thing about comedy. I forget the exact quote, but it's about how good humor informs. King of the Hill is amazing at this. "Bobby, if you weren't my son, I'd hug you." is a perfect Hank quote. It tells you that Hank is impressed with Bobby in the story at the moment, but also highlights his views on expressing feelings and his relationship with Bobby as a whole. Its just perfect writing. I wish I could get on that level.]
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>>1599946
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
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>>1599946
>You’ll make a grand gesture to win her back, just like a romantic comedy
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>>1599962
Thanks for running, Gobble! I'm glad it was today, gave us some time to breathe, and not too long to fester.
Herb's got some big talks ahead, but it'll be okay, whatever happens.
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>>1599962
Thanks for running, Gobble!
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[Flash bitz?]
>>1600012
>>1600014
[Thanks! Sleep tight!]
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>>1600018
WOT? YA DUN KNOW 'OW TA SPEAK LOIKE A PROPA ORK NOW? THE FLASHY BITZ YOU SQUIG! DA GIRLY NEEDZ MO DAKKA, STRAP A BOLTA ON 'ER SHOLDA AND BAM, PROPA FLASHY BITZ! COULD ALWAYZ UZ MO DOE!
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>>1600018
Shiny gubbinz even
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>>1600018
could we have gone down the path of Herb the Conqueror?

can it be the next lewdbin?
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>>1600031
Gobble still hasn't finished rule 63!
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>>1600009
Thanks! I think I got weaker on motivation as I continued creating characters, and now I feel like I need a good reason for them to stick together. I'll get there.

>>1600018
Gobble, you tease. A gay player fan fiction would be too good.
I just realized both Hana and Laki are into Val.
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>>1600018
>Gobble doesn't know Orcs un da Waagh.

Gobble... U iz a git?
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>>1600022
>>1600018
>>1600035
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
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>>1599946
>But you also like Laki, and you can’t ignore that
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea

I took a few days off work and I still can't catch Gobble while the quest is active, voting anyway because I'm shit.
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>>1599946
>But speculating before talking to them isn’t a good idea
>Forget that stuff for now. Walk with your pokemon and see what happens
Fuck harems and fuck poly, it's the shittest form of wish fufillment.
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>>1600053
>it's the shittest form of wish fufillment.
Then whats the best form of wish fulfillment?
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>>1600083
Multiple, separate harems.
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>>1600086
Ahh, of course, We stay monogamous with Hana, but Hana and Val join Laki's harem, and by proxy we are also dating Laki, and even get Val for the 3 Valfags that exist

Niceeeee~
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>>1600089
Oh! and then Val colonizes Keira in our stead, so Keira is in there too...

And i guess Polu and Jane could hook up, that'd be nice...
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what if Hana like being cucked so we have an excuse to bang Laki in front of her
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>>1600091
Well just have to ask her. Herb does have some good reasons to think it could work. Hana's admitted to being a huge pervert and we've overheard her saying "appreciative" things about Laki. We know Laki's into girls.
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>>1600094
But anon... how will the three of them decide who gets to take Herb's virginity?
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>>1600091
>>1600094
Hana seems much more like a voyeur, not someone into humiliation. She'd most DEFINITELY want to be part of the action somehow.

>>1600053
You're in a quest where the QM has already said that harems are possible, has WRITTEN a quest with a polyamorous couple who we in fact got to see 2 of the three members tonight.
Then there's the fact that you're using wish fulfillment as your argument in a POKEMON QUEST.
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>>1600104
They're ALL virgins(I'm not really counting Hana's past experience, that's something to work through together), something tells me if it happens it'll be messy and quite the ride for everyone.
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>>1600104
As much as I like Hana, never give your first time to used goods.
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Resistance fighters laki and hana vs DARK HERB AND HIS UNSTOPPABLE BARBARIAN HORDE LEWDBIN

Pretty please with a cherry ontop, there's so much good material in this thread
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>>1600107
Well then you could argue that Herb having to roll for battles isn't needed, since we want to be the unstoppable trainer that never fails a roll or loses a battle. That's a shitty form of wish fufillment, just like everyone magically deciding to just let Herb fuck whoever he wants because everyone wants to jump on his dick.
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>>1600143
Wow, you're just a little ray of sunshine aren't you? Harem-end is possible =/= wish-fulfillment (shitty or otherwise).

This isn't real life, it's a Quest, and a Gobble Pokemon Quest at that, so there's precedent for succesfull polyamory relationships. And don't try and bring up "characterization" or some such shit, because if the girls want that, Herb would totally give it to them because he wants them to be happy.
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>>1600009
gobble, because you said glorious to that abomination of a web comic i am going to be paranoid about ntr and other things.
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>>1600115
What are you a virgin? There's nothing wrong with that
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The constant threat of inevitable Waifu wars killed my interest for this quest awhile ago, let me know when we get back to our actual Pokemon adventure.
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>>1601133
How? How are we supposed to let you know?
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>>1601133
The war is over, Hana apparently had a silent majority and the only noise left are salty othergirlfags screeching about rigged votes and unfair elections and haremfags doing what haremfags usually do.
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>>1601133
The war is over son, we're just dealing with the leftover fallout.
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>>1601150
Tweet at gobble waifuwarsareover when it's time for me to come out of hiding
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>>1601153
But it was almost very literally a 50/50 vote. Herb is interested in both girls, Hana asked first that's all. Now there's the chance at both sides getting what they want with a poly relationship.

IRL it's hard to do but there is in universe evidence pointing towards polygamy/harems being an actual thing, why not make almost everyone happy and go with both girls?
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>>1601167
"hey I don't want to hang around and help make things better so I'm just gonna hide until things are better, could somebody come tell me when it is over so I can come back?"

no, you're being selfish
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>>1601171
Well, Herb is the one who isn't really used to the idea at all.

It'd be interesting to see him enter poly with trepidation.

Being in a relationship at all is tough enough. Being in two relationships as your first relationship? And you're not even quite sure how those two feel about each other?

And even if Herb did just ask if a polyamorous relationship, would they even say yes? We the audience know Herb has a lot of love in his heart. But it can easily come across as "I'm not satisfied with one woman." or "Hana isn't enough for me." or "I actually care for Laki and I don't care enough about Hana to let her down quickly and cleanly."

We're not out of the woods yet.

I do want to see Robin's check in with Hana though.
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>>1601186
My contribution to "making things better" would honesty be just more Jane shilling, better to sit under a rock let the shitstorm blow over and deal with the waifu that comes out victorious; it's less stressful and don't feel as bad about muhgirl losing.
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>>1601209
Oh we're most definitely not out of the woods, I'm just saying that there's is a legitimate chance and it's with the two characters who are most likely to be the ones who would be okay with it.

At this point I feel that at the very least Laki would have an idea of when he says that he really likes both girls he doesn't come across as someone who says that carelessly.

I'm honestly not sure how Hana would react though unless she HAS had experience with it at Kat's orphanage. Or if her own lusts would factor into it at all.
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>>1601229
I'm imagining the girls propositioning Herb with poly, and Herb being all "that's really scary but I'm willing to try."

And then Hana and Laki start going on dates, because (I think) poly doesn't really work unless everyone is into everyone.
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>>1601271
Sadly that doesn't seem like the result from their little talk. More like they're going to grill him for answers and then possibly being angry about his answers, any of them.

I hope we get that scene with Herb asking for Bella though. It'll tug at my heartstrings like a bass jazz player.
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>>1601281
Yeah. Really all that's happened is that Herb has braced himself for the actual hard part.
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[I lied. It'll be Saturday, not Sunday. Sorry about that.]
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>>1601498
Even better!

Hey gobble, I've got a question about Herb's perspective. Is polygamy illegal on the mainland, and does the church of Arceus consider it a sin?
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All these people talking about laki and hana becoming a thing and maybe herb getting involved and I just keep thinking, after all this shit. I vote we keep her as far away from waifu stuff as possible, Heck even if the ask herb to join and do have the chance at becoming a poly relationship. After all this i say fuck that lets get good with aura and pokemon and become the best, like no one ever was, screw the waifu they ain't worth all this salt and stress
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>>1601568
Pfft, that'd be a twist.

"Herb we're willing to try a polygamist relationship"

"But that's illegal! And a sin! What kind of a guy do you think I am?" And then Herb goes to train in isolation to become a sacred healer.

I'm down for that too I guess.
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>>1601602
To be honest I am bidding my time until herb has a way to transport himself to islands on his own so we can go off on our own for a while so we can have more time to develop him and his bond between his pokemon. I ain't saying never meet up with the others again, but like a 5 thread mini adventure with herb and his pokemon and none of the others would be nice
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>>1601628
Gobble and Dice both know surf, though they probably aren't ready for long distances yet.

Once Gobble evolves, we can go explore the ruined island
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>>1601530
[On the mainland it's one of those mixed things, depending on the specific area. The church largely isn't for it, but some of the more off-brand denominations and parts are all for it.

One of the reasons it's more acceptable in the islands is that Neaka tends to have a higher birth rate of women. Of course, Akaneki tends to birth more men, but the population of Neaka is way higher due to exponential math.]
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>>1601671
what temple is at Neaka?
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>>1601628
also another thing to note, I want to do this even if herb gets forgiven in like 5 threads from now, because these lot really aren't helping herb in anyway at the moment, they keep telling him he is either a good guy or what a real man should be like, I think a vacation from all of them would do wonders for his mental stress. Heck just have like 2-3 threads where he goes off a does his own thing, ain't got to leave them or anything but god damn if I had to be with these people with a week I would probably take a week off to go and do something like fishing and I hate fishing.
>>1601671
yo gobble are hana and laki going to be in a relationship now, because even tho I like laki if both of them are taken then it will do wonders for the waifu wars
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>>1601675
[The main temple is Psychic]
>>1601687
[As of right now they're post-fight friends]
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>>1601687
>they keep telling him he is either a good guy or what a real man should be like

Yeah, this really, depending on how Laki and Hana respond to Herb coming back, i'd be alright with snapping back at them

Herb has a lot demanded of him but has no way himself to vent, i'm surprised something like this hasn't happened sooner

The more i think about, the worse people our friends seem to become

I believe one anon said it last thread: We need to make them realize he's more than Soft hands, a kind heart, and a Free meal; but he's a person who can break and isn't this perfect Group Mom Figure
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I think the worst thing is, Herb is really coming off like HE'S supposed to be the bad guy in this whole situation, when there isn't really one, though i hope thats not intentional on Gobbles part
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>>1601750
well its most due to them having a lot of baggage and whilst herb has little to none, being there to help people with their own baggage can be very stress inducing, whilst i can understand herb's logic and reasoning as to why he said it would have made a difference if laki asked before hana ( even tho saying that out loud is a bad thing) they also need to realise something, despite herbs personality he is still a human, a teenage one at that, they need to get their heads in the game and realise that even tho they have been through shit, herb is actually more fragile than they are the only one who hasn't been that much a bother is keria, even with her questions. Heck probably teach keria about the mainland is probably at least some sort of stress relief in some form because it ain't too hard to explain. A lot of this can just be summed up with gobble for as good qm as they are seems to have forgot an important thing, it's still to early to be making these important decisions, decisions on like what side are you on and which route to go should be happening like when we are in thread 70 or have about 5 badges, not at the start
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God. Fucking. Dammit.
I hate my job.
I missed routelock and Kat and Clair time.
Just having them in the thread makes me all hotblooded and ready for some balls to the walls battling.

And while I was an anon torn between Laki, Hana, and Jane. I think in the moment of choice I would have voted Laki.
But that's life.
I'm looking forward to many cute and heart warming moments with Hana and maybe a few awkward ones too.
Also I'm hoping we try to take things slow as far as getting lewd goes. I don't think Herb would just jump into bed right after getting his first girlfriend.
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So to twist that guilt knife deeper. We said yes to Hana the same day Laki slipped us the money to help pay Mom.
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I'm totally 100% behind the idea that anytime Herb gets a good blow to the head or something that Barbarian Overlord Dark Herb comes out for awhile and Herb waking up sometime later with no memory of the things that he's done.
And then way later in the quest we can have a Dark Kat moment with him and start tapping into him for battles and what have you
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>>1601834
Definitely, routelock was very rushed, but if this happened later on, i think i'd dislike them even more if they reacted like this when we'd all know each other better and still beat back on Herb like he's some unbreakable stress toy

Herb needs to stand up for himself a bit here
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>>1601750
I think Herb gives an impression of being more together than he really is, and you can't really blame them for not seeing past that. Surfing with Polu, carrying Laki, crit-stomping the poison gym, fighting off keks, not being eaten by Hydriegon, cuddling sharpedo, having three shards, becoming maema, and so on, and so on, and so on.

Herb keeps doing impressive things, but he's kind of at the end of his rope and panicking every one of those times, or at least very lucky.

If I were Herb, I'd probably have a panic attack brewing still from that time an authority figure got me to DRINK POISON, let alone the times I almost got eaten by a pokemon, etc. And now people might expect that sort of thing from me?
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>>1602005
>you can't really blame them for not seeing past that
I honestly don't blame them, but knowing what Herb's going through, i can't help but be annoyied by Laki, and, to a slightly less extent, Hana's reactions

You'd think they'd be just a bit more understanding for the person who's always there for them to lean on and never complains about it
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>>1602031
If it were Polu or Keira or something I think they would be just that. But Hana and Laki are directly and personally involved.

I wonder what those two are planning?
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>>1602031
And i understand that veers into the "nice guy" mentality, but Herb isn't one of those fake sleaze bags and is GENUINELY a nice guy, its hard not to sympathize with him
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>>1601961
Well shit. This just rustles my jimmies again after I'd finally managed to settle them.
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Fun fact: If this quest ends up being the same length as the previous one, we are now roughly a quarter of the way through!
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>>1602525
I forget, when did Kat routelock again?
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>>1601961
So we should have gone to Laki due to the money?
What does that say about herb? Are we in for the money? That isn't guilt knife. She did it because she is a good friend, not because she likes us (even if she does like us, I'm sure she would have done it if it was pure friendship).

I voted for Hana, but I do appreciate laki too. Don't be too butthurt over it.
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>>1602585
Um, immediately? But arguably thread 4 where we started getting intimate, or thread 27 where we set ground rules for our relationship, or in the most technical sense 162 when we decide whether or not to marry Clair too.

I don't recall gobble using the term "route lock" in a story post back then. Some of the drama, for me, came from knowing that sometimes people break up, and Kat very pointedly knowing that that could include Robin leaving her.
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>>1602655
Really? Damn, i need to reread the old quest
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>>1602655
I just realized who Herb should have prayed to...
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>>1602714
Can somebody edit the right faces/names over this?
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>>1602720
Older Woman: Keira
Older Man: Polu
Veronica: Laki
Betty: Hana
Archie: Herb
Redhead: Jane
Jughead: Maximilian
Hamburger: Blond Dye Bottle
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>>1602778
>not making Jughead Gobble
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>>1602783
Fair Point
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>>1602714
>>1602720
>>1602778
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>>1602788
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDqR2-e-ypM
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>>1602655
Actually yeah. If I had one complaint to aim towards Gobble, it would be the line

>(will result in a vote to determine routelock)

not just because I didn't want the choose now vote, but because to me it implies that neither we, nor the girl we choose, can/will terminate the relationship. I know that the term comes from dating sims where, without resets/save states, but since the "do anything you choose" nature of the quest is so important to the medium, it tastes bad.

And I know that actually locking the route isn't without advantages. It keeps anons who aren't on board with the romance from sabotaging it in favor of no-mans-land squabbling again.

Ultimately Gobble still allowed us to steer the quest instead of locking us into a simpler romance, because overall Gobble knows what's up.
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So I know almost for a fact I'm going to regret this/shoot my own foot with posting this but I kinda hope that the Hana PoV may have swayed some people over as well as the info dumps that Gobble has posted. Probably doesn't help most people won't be checking the thread now that it's so large and Gobble won't be running till Saturday(Yay I can actually be here for the full run!)

Personally I'm hoping for Hana X Herb X Laki with a dim chance at Kiera joining them depending on how she further develops with the group(It'd be really cute to see her take off the facepaint).

http://www.strawpoll.me/13262990

Try to be civil.
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>>1603504
I always hated that strawpolls don't seem to have a "select all that apply" setting.

Poor Herb. Paradoxical as it may be, I wonder sometimes if he'd be better off without us.
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>>1603530
Actually, the strawpoll could if I allowed multiple voting and just made a big list of characters.

I just posted the top three seriously and the Dark Herb one as a joke.
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>>1603539
Yeah but I would have put HXH and HXHXL if I could have, I feel like that would have been most representative of my thoughts.
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>>1603554
Sorry, HXL and HXHXL

I confused myself.
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>>1603504
But I think Herb and the audience really are in alignment. We're both pretty fucking evenly torn.

Poor boy.
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>>1603570
It also doesn't help that we had more IPs than usual in that last thread. So what may end up happening one day is most of the hanafags are gone and the others want to break up. Since it was a 50/50 and a good number of people claimed they missed the vote.
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>>1603727
It also doesn't help that the whole thing ends up with this air of suspicion. There's no way to distinguish new IDs in an important vote because of lurkers or because of cheaters. Or to tell if someone who says "I would have voted for laki" or "I regret my choice" are telling the truth. And the people who missed the vote but would have voted Hana anyways: are they not there or do they just not have a reason to mention it?

Lots of people said there were spite voters for Hana, but nobody said it was them. And even if they did, does that matter?

If there did just by chance happen to be a disproportionate number of Laki fans who were busy, should that even matter? Or should we just roll with who was able to show up during those ten minutes?

And then there are the questions about to what extent Herb is us and to what extent we're supposed to be role playing a character whose goals or opinions can be different from our own. What does it say that we have options like
>"I believe you" (lie)
>"I believe you" (truth) ?

A lot of the time Herb can say or do something and the players can have totally different interpretations of his motivations for it. But if we're Herb, and we disagree about what happened, then what's canon?

I think that the whole experience is a good angle to look at what a quest is and how the ways they are operated affect what they are.
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>>1603727
And even in the straw poll there's no way to tell if the poly supporters would have HanaXHerb or LakiXHerb as their second choice.

And in the real process of elimination route lock vote, there wasn't a harem or combination option, and in a vote like that, nobody wants to waste their vote on a write in that likely won't see any backers.
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>>1603780
In the end, everyone would ultimately be happier if Laki and Hana got with Herb. There was no shitstorm in the original, there are a few complainers now, but there's in story evidence pointing towards it being able to work out. If some people are so worked up that they want to quit over there being TWO HOT CHICKS going after them I just... I fail to see where they're coming from.
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>>1603787
I was a monogamy advocate from the beginning, and I wanted Herb to have his first lewd experience be inside the context of a committed relationship.

But I will admit, I'd be happier with poly than with no Laki romance, and I don't have to have my monogamy fetish forced in.

But on the other hand, I really want to do votes for Herb that are in character as possible, and I can't really imagine him asking for poly. He doesn't really have any experience outside of an aside from Kat that would normalize a poly relationship either.

My current plan for voting is to have Herb be what he usually is: Honest, willing to be emotionally vulnerable, and caring. Have him put it all out there that he's realized that he loves them both and ask if they even want to associate with him still, now that they know how he really is.
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>>1603798
Exactly what I'm going to do as well. I want him to be completely honest in liking them both and hoping they're willing to still be friends.

I honestly think it'd be pretty fun if the polyamory was brought up by one of them, maybe not now but in the near future because I can't see Hana not traveling with Herb now and I REALLY want to know what they're going to do the next time massages come up.
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I'm really not a fan of polygamy or harems, but I think there is a possibility for including Laki in some instances without going full ham.

Like, Herb and Hana are a couple, but sometimes they invite Laki for some sexytimes. She isn't a part of the relationship, but she is a friend they trust and are attracted to when the two of them occasionally want a 3rd.

If i were to have my way Herb would just go solo with whoever he ended up picking, but both Herb and Hana are attracted to Laki so I can at least understand them occasionally propositioning her as a friend with benefits. I find that way more stomach-able than full blown poly or harem (which never feels realistic to me).
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>>1603813
But then it just becomes the hangeron issue from last quest that people seem so set on. If she's kept on the fringes it feels more fake to me than her being there with them for everything when it's an established thing that can happen in universe.
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>>1603813
Eh... I can see how poly would seem unrealistic. But for me, teenagers being able to keep platonic sex as only platonic seems even less realistic to me. I know that's just a matter of taste.

And lewding Laki without that sweet sweet romantic emotional attachment would feel like just rubbing salt in the wounds to me. Not being involved is better than third wheeling.
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>>1603816
>>1603815

I agree, it's not really a good solution, and it definitely isn't what I'm be aiming for, but if the votes fall in the direction of Laki getting lewded in the future it's the only way I would be able to justify it.

On the plus side though, Gobble is an awesome QM and i'm sure we'll be getting non-cannon bins for all the girls with Herb so everyone should get some catharsis eventually. (I know that I am excited for an eventual Jane-bin AU where they kissed on that date and things went different from there)
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>>1603826
I need my boylove...
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>>1603826
AU bins aint enough for me, they ultimately feel fake and also taunting for something that'll never be.
At least when it's with characters I really really enjoy, and in this case it's Laki and Hana being with Herb.
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>>1603830
Of course, how rude of me to forget Polu. I hope we get a boylove bin in the future as well (I'll probably pass on it myself though)
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COMPLETELY unrelated to girl issues, I'm just thinking about the two remaining spots on Herb's team.

From the discussion about if he should get an ice pokemon and if we should try to catch that Misdreavus or not. Listed the two big ice contenders, be free to make your own if you think another pokemon should be included.

Fucked up poll, here's the new one.

http://www.strawpoll.me/13267935/r
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>>1603813
I'd rather have Laki as a romance option with Hana. Her scenes with Herb were absolutely fantastic. Anything less would feel horribly cheap.
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Do you guys want to bring the girls an apology soufflé? Because I want to fire Chekhov's gun.
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>>1605560
I don't know if we'll have time to make it before the encounter. Making it afterwards doesn't feel right, especially if we don't make the soufflé right.

Man, I'm nervous about tomorrow. I'm gonna be at work for the beginning part of the tread and afraid of what mess I'm going to walk into this time
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>>1605650
I do not envy Herb right now.
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>>1605857
I do. It looks like anons will vote to have him balls deep into two fetishtastic brown girls
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>>1606739
Gods I hope so. Not the balls deep part though, that'd probably hurt both of them. You don't just slam that much into someone who's never done a little training for that kind of penetration.

I'd much rather a nice night out first, sort out everything together. Of course this is all assuming we even reach the point where Gobble would give us a chance at being with said two awesome ladies.
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>>1606739
Just because we vote for that (assuming we even do) doesn't mean Hana and Laki will accept that. Laki may decide that any Harem she's in will be as the leader, and Hana may decide that she's had enough of accepting runner-up and needs someone dedicated to her. Just because poly is normalized to her doesn't mean she's into it.

Maybe talking to them will go badly and they won't want anything to do with us.

Maybe they'll give us a few days to ourself to pick one or the other or neither.

Maybe Herb should have prayed to Mewtwo and asked to be put in his cloning machine, so that each one of them could have an Herb.

If anything though, I expect our talk with them to be a reflection of our talk with Keira. She was totally ready to be disowned, but deci