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Finding out your daughter, little Melon, was a magical girl dragged you into a very deep rabbit hole.

You're still falling, and you can't see the bottom. Your wife, Liska, has apparently been a kitsune the whole time.

Well, that was going to make visiting the in-laws interesting, but you didn't think it was going to be this crazy.

Right now, you're hanging out in the family's mountain castle, full of youkai... and the entire human population of the small town at the foot of the mountain.

Because there was a flood.

Because the local land goddess is going through a trying time, which manifested as a huge rainstorm.

Because her son told her he'd just killed his father, and taken over as the family head.

Ok, there's got to be a better way to lay out what kind of crazy family you married into.
As far as you can tell, this is something like a timeline of this weird pocket of what appears to be feudal youkai nobility:

Back in the closed country days, the youngest son stowed away with the Dutch, and has been wandering around the world card sharping people.

At some point, your mother in law decided to tie herself down as a land goddess, and people built a shrine for her. You've not really sure how the whole 'becoming a land goddess' thing works, or why she did it, but you're guessing she might not have been in the happiest of marriages.

Then it seems like the rest of the kids - Sachio, Haru, and Liska, went off to do the whole 'grand tour' thing that was all the rage in the 1920s, and got stuck in various places for World War 2.

Sachio fought with the French Resistance, Haru sat it out in a US Japanese internment camp, and your wife, uh, got some secrets out of the Nazis for the OSS. Using methods you'd prefer to not think about.

Their father went and sacked Nanjing, and probably did a lot of other stuff.

Eventually, you met Liska, and that's probably the best part of this whole story.

When you showed up in Japan, it seems like karma came for the old man in a big way. Kelly, your sworn brother and a magic assassin, was here to kill him. But before he could, Sachio showed up and took his father's head.

It's nailed to the wall in the main hall now.

Luckily it's in fox form. The other way would have been a bit too heavy metal for you.

Anyway, Liska took you to meet her mother yesterday or the day before (a lot of the past ~40 hours has been a blur), and Sachio showed up with a peace offering and probably his own summary of events.

Turns out that when someone's a local goddess, emotional turmoil translates into flooding. You're not sure if the sky's crying with her or what, but somehow her shrine maiden managed to organize an evacuation of the town to the mountaintop castle, and argue Sachio into accepting the refugees.

Then there was the grueling work of trying to fight the flood. And there might have been an amateur rock concert to entertain the townspeople.

Visits to the in-laws are always supposed to be awkward, but this?
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We need to add these to our repertoire.
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>>2698672
You've had a hard day. Couple of days. Something.

Actually, you're really not sure how long it's been since you found yourself in a car barreling toward the mountain in front of the biggest thunderheads you've ever seen.

But you are sure that eventually, after fighting a flood and presiding over a strange benefit concert, you found a bed.

And you were damn grateful.

Things didn't work out well after that.

You're back there. You're watching your sister smile and walk into Hell.

You run after her, try to pull her back, but end up stumbling through yourself, falling into an angry blast furnace of a land. Mountains and shards of rock jut up like teeth trying to eat the burning ball in the sky, a sort of twisted parody of a dying sun.

Then you look up at your sister. She's frilly, and screaming, dark lines painting themselves toward her face like veins...

And then you're awake, lying on a floor. Well, technically, you're lying on a futon on the floor. Liska's still sleeping peacefully, but Melon's bed is empty.

You pull yourself together, shrug on some clothes, and walk out into the hall.

It's carpeted in people. You have to be damn careful not to step on any of the sleepers, as you try to find a way out.

How the hell did you make it to the archery range? This place is a fucking maze. At least you're outside. It's a lot easier to get your bearings outside the castle.

[2/3]
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>>2698686
You hear a solid THUNK from one of the targets. Apparently someone's out here already.

That's not an arrow.

That's a fucking sword quivering in the archery target.

Who the hell?

You round the corner, and see a familiar head of blue hair.

"How the fuck did you get here, Sue?" you ask.

"Hitched a ride with Freebs," she says, turning back toward you as she scratches the ferret behind his ears, "he was telling stories when he came back to check on us, and it sounded like you're havin' a real fun vacation. Beautiful place," she says, looking around, "and it's got that 'just washed' smell like after a big rain."

...Yes, Sue would think this was fun.

>I'm actually on my way to check on the aftermath of that rainstorm
>How's the demon killing going?
>Want to go look for Melon?
>This is going to be a short visit, Sue
>WRITE IN
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>>2698696
>How's the demon killing going?
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>>2698696
>>This is going to be a short visit, Sue
Immediate Family, not extended Family.
>>I'm actually on my way to check on the aftermath of that rainstorm
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I have a couple questions just throwing em out

What are our plans on the loop thing?
Do we have any plans on how to achieve immortality or at least lengthen the puny human lifespan?
Whats our midterm goal? After freeing the girls and securing an alternative stable source of power, what next?
How does the wife feel about concubines?

I feel that we should make contingency plans for if we dont manage to solve the loop thing before years end. Ask harriet what could be done. I, for one, approve of seeking immortality so we don't leave the wife lonely for literally all of time. I think those anons who want mgdad to die for 'drama' and 'character development' miss the fact that mgdad will want to pursue the path of immortality once all the immediate issues are taken care of if at all possible. From what we've seen there's surely some magic bullshit that can do the job.
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>>2698696
>I'm actually on my way to check on the aftermath of that rainstorm
>Want to go look for Melon?
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>>2698707
>concubi-
DON'T
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>>2698696
>This is going to be a short visit, Sue
the team is already one girl short, that's just not safe
>I'm actually on my way to check on the aftermath of that rainstorm
if it's still bad, consider calling Harriett to know if she remembers an huge flooding in japan this day in different timelines, the white fox getting killed and his wife crying over it could be a pretty stable event
>How's the demon killing going?
>>How's everyone else doing?
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>>2698710
DO
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>>2698707
For immortality, we should probably talk about it to Bernie or Heinrich
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>>2698699
09:49 - 10:05 Voting period and all.

>>2698707
>loop thing
If you manage to not let the world end, that probably solves itself.
>how to achieve immortality
Well, if you start meditating right now, you might achieve enlightenment fast enough.
>After freeing the girls and securing an alternative stable source of power, what next?
You say that like it's going to be easy.
>How does the wife feel about concubines?
Take a wild guess.
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>>2698717
i'm guessing that she'd accept it at first but would grow to hate it but wouldn't dare to confront us about it and wouldd end up taking a one way trip to japan to become a goddess... or worse
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>>2698696
"'Big rain' doesn't do it justice," you tell her, "I'm actually on my way to check on the aftermath. Want to come?"

"Sure!" she says, walking after you with Freebles on her shoulder.

The two of you walk around the castle. Sue's humming to herself and seems to be in high spirits. And she's walking rather close to you.

"How's the demon killing going?" you ask, hoping to not have to walk in near-silence the whole way. You walk a little closer to the other side of the hallway.

"Getting T.T. to do that was genius!" Sue says, with a skip, "we're finally pulling some good ones now! I didn't think it was going to work after he just got small fry the first time, but they're getting bigger and harder - nothin' we can't take, though."

She smiles up at you.

"I'm a little worried about the team being two girls short," you tell her, walking past that little rock garden. Are those pebbles levitating between Melon and Haru?

Well, at least you know where your daughter is.

"Ah," Sue says, and it looks like she's fixated on you enough that she didn't even notice your daughter's training, "Rachel and Einz are doing great. Besides, T.T. just cleared his," and she laughs, "'emo kid array', so we're good for the night."

Oh. The time difference. And then you realize Sue's got a few splashes of blood on her clothes.

So she's been fighting demons, and then decided to hitch a ride back here with Freebles afterward?

"He's really calling it that?" you ask, trying to picture the red-suited wizard using that as an official name for anything he made.

"Oh yeah," Sue tells you, "it's damn funny how he grumbles about doing something 'so amateurish and low-class'," she finishes with a passable imitation of your sworn brother.

Ok, that's probably a bit entertaining, you think as the two of you stroll out onto the battlements and see the destruction below.

It's not as bad as it could be, is all you can tell yourself.

"Morning, brother!" Sachio says, waving toward you. Reiya Hamasaki's standing there with him. Looks like you weren't the only one that thought about checking on the flood.

"We will need to bring in the government," Reiya says, and she glances at Sue, "for complete recovery."

The blue-haired girl is just staring out over the destruction below, eyes wide. Looks like Freebles didn't give the full story.

"I'll have to go through my father's papers for his contacts," Sachio tells her, then asks, "so who's this? Do I have another niece I didn't know about?"

>Let Sue introduce herself
>She's one of my crew
>She's a friend of Melon's
>Do I look like I have the blue hair gene?
>WRITE IN
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>>2698745
>>She's a friend of Melon's
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>>2698745
>>She's a friend of Melon's
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>>2698745
>Let Sue introduce herself
>get ready to block her mouth if she starts saying "concubine" or something as silly
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>>2698745
>She's a friend of Melon's
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>>2698745
>Do I look like I have the blue hair gene?
>Let Sue introduce herself
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Our hair is fuckin gray. How is he supposed to know if we had blue hair or not?
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>>2698745
"She's a friend of Melon's," you tell him, "hitched a ride with Freebles."

"We are rather at capacity," Sachio says, with a pointed glance down at the valley, "so I hope it will be a short visit. What's your name?" he asks Sue, taking a step forward.

"I'm Sue," she tells him, looking him over and bowing slightly, "do you guys do handshakes?"

Sachio laughs, "of course," he says, as Sue steps up and shakes his hand, "haven't you heard of Japanese businessmen? I'm Sachio, this guy's brother in law. And sworn brother, and all that. And I don't mean to be rude about the visit - any other time I'd be happy to invite you to stay, but under current circumstances..." he says, and gestures at the floodplain with his left hand.

"I'll take you up on it later," Sue says, smiling, "I've never been to Japan before."

"But there's something better we could do," she tells him, her eyes fixed on the sword at his waist.

Sachio's eyes narrow, and then he catches her meaning.

"Well," he says, and that grin shows off too many sharp teeth, "it's not as if anyone's awake yet."

Oh hell. It just sort of happened. And maybe you should have seen it coming. But you can't deny that you're a little interested in how these two stack against each other...

Reiya Hamasaki's standing a little behind Sachio, just like you're standing a little behind Sue. You can't read the look in her eyes, but she's not doing anything to stop it.

>Alright, but when I call it, you two stop
>This had better be 'friendly'
>Hamasaki, let's just back up and watch
>Goddammit, Sue, stop starting this sort of thing!
>WRITE IN
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>>2698775
>Alright, but when I call it, you two stop

If things go well maybe sue will fixate on Sachio instead of us.
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>>2698775
>>Hamasaki, let's just back up and watch
one is a grown adult and the other can regenerate lost limbs. this will be good.
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>>2698775
>Hamasaki, let's just back up and watch
>Alright, but when I call it, you two stop
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>>2698775
>This had better be 'friendly' Sachio has enough property damage to deal with right now
>Get to the spectator section and have a chat with Hamasaki. So uh... I think you let the donation money in the box.
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>>2698775
>This had better be 'friendly'
>Alright, but when I call it, you two stop
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>>2698791
Left* the money in the donation box.
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>>2698775
>Alright, but when I call it, you two stop
>Hamasaki, let's just back up and watch
they're made of the same wood
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Slightly off topic. Kelly was fucked if he had actually managed his hit. I wonder if his employer knew all about that.
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>>2698813
If he didn't negotiate a getaway it's is own dumb fault.
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>>2698814
The problem isn't the getaway. the problem is an actual fucking GOD would be out for his head that he didn't know about and his escape route might have been in her path.
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>>2698717
I'd guess she'd be fine with it as long as they know their place. And she gets a turn.
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>>2698821
land gods are pretty deeply tied to their land, no? he'd "just" have to go far enough fast enough
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>>2698821
She didn't freak out until after Sachio showed. Doubt she even knew it had happened.
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>>2698829
I was figuring that the search parties of Yokai might tip her off. Plus she's the god of the mountain and all that so she might just hear anything that's said on the mountain like a getaway car with a two people talking about their latest hit and confirming it to the client.
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>>2698833
If he didn't thoroughly research his job it's his own dumb fault
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>>2698833
Pretty sure Kelly has killed a small g god or two in his time.

He's like Tom Holt's "Kurt Lundqvist".
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>>2698775
This had better be 'friendly
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>>2698833
I'm certain there was plenty of talk about it that night, and she didn't really seem to care.
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>>2698775
"Alright," you manage to say over the almost palpable atmosphere of killing intent, well, more like 'competitive intent', radiating off of them, "but when I call it, you two stop. And this had better be friendly."

"Don't worry, brother," Sachio says, his grin getting wider, "I'll treat her like my own family."

Considering that you saw him decapitate his father, that's not comforting.

"I can handle myself," Sue tells you, pushing you away. And there's something in the way she moves that tells you that you'd have to put both of them on the ground to have a hope of stopping this.

You nod at Hamasaki, and jerk your head toward a place to sit and watch. She catches your meaning, and the two of you are sitting side-by-side as fast as a definitely not running pace can get you there. The stones of the battlements are actually fairly comfortable.

"I think you left his donation in the box," you tell the shrine maiden.

"I am fast," she tells you, and twitches her sleeve enough that you can see the stack of bills Sachio left at the shrine.

You didn't even see... but were you really paying that much attention to her at the time? Things happened pretty quickly. Did she run back for the money while you weren't looking?

Then you look back at the two combatants. They're just standing there?

But even you can feel that something is happening.

Although you're not really sure what.

"What is she?" Hamasaki asks you, "she challenged him without provocation, and he took her up on it."

"She's a magical girl," you say with a grimace, "they do that."

"Does that translate to 'mahou shoujo'?" the shrine maiden asks you.

"Probably," you tell her, and then things start happening.

Sachio draws his sword, answered by a set of four blades appearing from nowhere around Sue, and one dropping into her hand. She blocks his slash, and then he's on the defensive, parrying the swords that scream at him from the air.

And your brother's grinning even wider than before.

"Let us get to a tower," Hamasaki says, getting up and running. The edge of the battlements is starting to seem like a dangerous place to be, with the clatter of steel on the stones.

A few seconds later, you're looking down at the fight. It's a pinwheel of shining blades, a storm of slashes and counterslashes.

And suddenly, a few youkai are up there on the tower with you.

A tengu flaps down and whispers "is she your daughter? I would take her as a pupil."

Is that tanuki really taking bets?

>You're going to have to ask her yourself
>What's this 'mahou shoujo' thing?
>Just watch
>Hope this isn't enough to distract Melon and Haru from the training
>WRITE IN
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>>2698836
He and Shelby said earlier that he was expecting to sleep in the mountain. I don't think his getaway vehicle was anywhere near and he was planning to avoid search parties in the forest.
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>>2698848
>>What's this 'mahou shoujo' thing?

>>2698849
man I don't care
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>>2698848
>No, one of her friends.
>>She plans on coming back to Japan, maybe she'll be up for it.
>What's this 'mahou shoujo' thing?
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>>2698848
>What's this 'mahou shoujo' thing?
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>>2698848
You're going to have to ask her yourself
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>>2698848
>No, one of her friends.
>You can talk to her about that, but I suspect we will be heading back to the states soon.
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>>2698896
>>2698848
This.
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>>2698848
>What's this 'mahou shoujo' thing?
Do you have a second to talk about our lord and savior "FUCK HELL"?
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>>2698908
What is his cape pinned to?
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>>2698848
"One of her friends," you tell the tengu, "and she's thinking about coming back here, maybe she'd be up for it."

"I may ask her after," the tengu tells you, beady bird eyes following every move of the combat, "if she survives."

That's a dark thought, but you're going to call it before that, right?

"What's this mahou shoujo thing?" you ask Reiya.

Her eyes don't even move from the fight as she answers.

"For love and justice," she mutters, "a modern thing. If I am a staff, with one side held by humans and the other by... the 'supernatural'? then they are a sword, with the hilt in the hands of humanity."

Or held by the rats. It seems like she doesn't have the full picture.

Then you're distracted by shouts from the spectators. You look down, and see Sachio's blade wreathed with fire.

And then Sue goes frilly, and there's a noise from the crowd of youkai around you. Hard to tell if it's positive or not.

There's a crowd gathering below the battlements as well, sleepy-eyed folks rubbing at their faces, and... yeah, that's Haru and Melon in it too. And Liska - you couldn't mistake those ears anywhere.

The thing's become an exhibition, you realize, as a sheet of flame covers the castle wall, answered by a slicing storm of blades appearing from the air.

In the middle of it all, Sue and Sachio are slashing, parrying, almost dancing around each other, locked in a terrifying tango.

They're both bleeding. It seems like each of them has inflicted some superficial wounds on the other.

But Sue's getting pushed back. You don't know if it's experience, or raw power that's making the difference. And Sue was probably tired from fighting demons when she showed up here.

She's still fending Sachio off expertly, but even you can tell the tide has turned. The tanuki behind you is doing a land-office business, and you can hear him adjusting odds.

You think you hear a yell of "the sword!" over the roaring flames.

>Throw the Thousand Year Blade to Sue
>Place bets
>Jump down and get in the mix
>Call it
>WRITE IN
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>>2698913
>>Throw the Thousand Year Blade to Sue
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>>2698913
>Call it

It's distasteful having to use the swords power to win a friendly match.

Tell Sue to git gud scrub if she wants to keep going down this route.
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>>2698913
>Call it
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>>2698913

See >>2698921
As mean as it is, a sword like that isn't supposed to be used outside of extreme circumstances.
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>>2698913
>Call it
no external help, playtime's over.
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>>2698913
>YELL GIT GUD
>GO BIG OR GO HOME

(please go home)
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>>2698912
I guess it's held at the shoulders, pined to the wifebeater?
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>>2698913
>Call it

If you need fucking the sword, You don't deserve it.
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>>2698921
Yeah.
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>>2698912
it's tied to his chest hair with a really thin string
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>>2698913
>Call it
But the question is: how?
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>>2698964
Pop off a shot into the air.

Very American.
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>>2698964
whistle
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>>2698979
Yeah the dadwhistle
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>>2698913
"I'm calling it!" you yell from the tower, "S-"

And your voice is overwhelmed by a torrent of cries, yells, cheers, and anything else a human (or inhuman) throat can utter.

Townspeople enthused by seeing a human stand against the lord of what goes bump in their nights.

Youkai wanting to see their new lord prove himself.

Reiya mutters at you "stopping things now will be bad."

Well, it's not like you could stop them. Seems like the roar of the crowd is dead set against that. Hell, you're pretty sure those two can't even hear you over it.

And there's a flurry of activity below, each contestant plowing into the other, having learned their opponent's fighting style.

Sachio parries a blow, and two swords appear from thin air and skewer his shoulder.

"She knew he would block that way," the Tengu says to himself, "from the blind spot! Wonderful!"

For him, maybe. But you can't really see how either of them winning the deathmatch it looks like this is heading toward is going to lead to a better tomorrow for aynone.

Blades whirl below you, each fighter pushing every advantage they can take. Taking every stab and slice they can through their opponents' guard.

And then, in an instant, their swords are at each other's throats, and they pause. Any move from either of them would end in death.

And they both did it at the same time?

"DONE!" you yell from the tower, "TIE! IT'S OVER!"

You can almost see the tension drain from Sue and Sachio as you vault off the short tower and run toward them.

"You're pretty good," you barely hear Sachio say, "damn glad this was just friendly."

"Same," Sue tells him, as they pull their blades away from each other's necks, "I wouldn't want to see you serious."

"I wouldn't want to see me serious," Sachio tells her, as, uh, did the shrine maiden beat three yuki-onna to his side, and where did she get those bandages?

"Good fuckin' fight," they both say, almost together, as you realize you've somehow become Sue's corner. And someone hands you a couple rolls of bandages.

"Sue!" Melon yells, running over, still panting from climbing the battlement, "I didn't even know you were here!" she finishes wrapping the blue-haired girl in a hug.

Then she takes the bandages from you and begins tending to her friend.

"I did pretty good, huh?" Sue says, looking up at you.

>You did good
>You really wanted the sword for a 'friendly match'?
>There's this tengu that wants to talk to you
>I'm just glad it ended without anyone getting too hurt
>WRITE IN
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>>2698986
>You did good
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>>2698986
>You did good
>I'm just glad it ended without anyone getting too hurt
>You really wanted the sword for a 'friendly match'?
>There's this tengu that wants to talk to you
ALL THE THINGS! In that order if possible?
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>>2698986
>>You really wanted the sword for a 'friendly match'?
>>There's this tengu that wants to talk to you
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>>2698986
>You did good
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>>2698986
>>You did good
>Pat her head. She deserves it.
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>>2698986
>You did good
>Pat her head. She deserves it.
>I'm just glad it ended without anyone getting too hurt
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>>2698986
>You did good
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>>2698986
>You did good
>Pat her head
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>>2698994
>>2698986
Yes. All the things. Tell her we're very proud.
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>>2698986
>You really wanted the sword for a 'friendly match'?
>There's this tengu that wants to talk to you
those
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>>2698986
He still has his arms. I'm dissapointed.
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>>2698986
"You did good," you tell her, and ruffle her hair, "I'm kinda proud of you, actually."

Sue smiles up at you, as melon starts bandaging her arm, and you hope she's not reading too much into it. That's a bit like hoping The War To End All Wars doesn't get a sequel, isn't it?

"Melon," Haru says, cutting through the moment (which you're a little grateful for), "I might have figured it out, after seeing her," he jerks his head at Sue, "fight. Let's get back to it."

Your daughter looks at you, and you mutter "your choice."

"You'll take care of her, right?" Melon asks.

"Yeah," you tell her, and she gets up to follow her uncle back to the garden.

"So Melon's gonna be like that too," Sue says, weakly, as you continue bandaging her, "don't fuck around with that stuff, I'll be fine in a couple of hours," she tells you, sitting up.

"Magically, maybe," you tell her, "but I hope she doesn't catch his attitude."

Sue laughs at you "don't think that's gonna happen. She's too kind. She's not like us," she tells you, grinning and looking between you and Sachio.

Wait, like 'us'? She's lumping you in with him and... herself?

Oh, right, you blew her arms off the first time you met her. Totally in self defense.

"Look at her taking care of him," she says in a whisper, glancing at the shrine maiden, who's busy dealing with your brother in law, "she's too kind too. She probably doesn't even realize the path she's on!" Sue says, and starts laughing until it stops in a pained cough, "fucker got me between the ribs," she says, and then sees the look on your face, "I'll be fine. Gimme an hour."

Magical girls.

Jesus.

"That was a most impressive display," a voice suddenly says at your elbow, in a flurry of black feathers, "I would be glad to take you as a pupil!"

It's the tengu from before.

"What did you think of that fight?" Sue asks him, her eyes lighting up.

"Your greatest failure," the birdman says, "was not gauging your opponent fast enough. once you knew what he could do, you could only..."

They start an animated conversation about swordplay, and you take your chance to get out.

>And you go find Melon and Haru
>And you go ask Liska what she thinks about all this
>And you just sort of wander off
>And you decide to go talk to Sachio and the shrine maiden
>WRITE IN
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>>2699090
>And you decide to go talk to Sachio and the shrine maiden
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>>2699090
>And you go ask Liska what she thinks about all this
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>>2699090
>And you just sort of wander off

Lets see if Mother in Law shows up.
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>>2699090
>>And you go ask Liska what she thinks about all this
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>>2699096
13:37 - 14:00 voting period.

Hope I resolved the 'call it' decently. It didn't seem like those two (or the crowd) would go for that until they felt it really should be called.
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>>2699107

>13:37

noice
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>>2699090
>And you just sort of wander off

Let's be a tourist for a bit.
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>>2699090
I would protect that smile to my very last breath.
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>>2699090
>>And you go find Melon and Haru
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>>2699134
If it's the source you have shit taste.

If it's in this game, same.
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OP, a little bit of feedback:

Please don't write a description of the scene mid sentence. I know that they can be used to add some emphasis to a moment and to give the idea that the character is taking a moment to breathe, but most of the time it tends to break the immersion and the flow of the sentence. It would feel better if you do it after the sentece is over. For example:

"Your greatest failure," the birdman says, "was not gauging your opponent fast enough. once you knew what he could do, you could only..."

and

"Your greatest failure, was not gauging your opponent fast enough." the birdman says. "Once you knew what he could do, you could only..."
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>>2699134
you know, she seems way more reasonable once she is not bloodlusted and actually lusted by those love shotgun rounds freebles made for us.
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>>2699090
You make your way off the battlements, and push your way through the crowd toward where you saw your wife's ears.

That one guy had better not be kneeling to you. Just collapsing under the stress or something.

"What do you think about all this?" you whisper to Liska, once you reach her.

"Holy shit," she says, "you should have been a diplomat. She just showed them all," she continues, waving an arm across the crowd, "that a human can stand against one of... us. On even ground. That's probably done as much as Sachio opening the castle."

Humans living alongside the supernatural?

Is that what you're laying the groundwork for here? Or had they already laid the cultural framework for it, and you happened to be there when the floodgates broke?

"How did you get that to happen?" Liska asks.

"Sue hitched a ride with Freebles," you tell her, "and it just sort of happened. I couldn't really stop them."

"It wasn't fixed?" she asks, eyes narrowing, and then she laughs, "I've got to sass Sachio about that," she says, and heads off toward the battlement.

Leaving you to just wander. So you do.

Most of the castle has woken up now. People are moving around, in little knots, cautious of the various youkai standing around or walking past. Acting like they're in a castle of demons.

There's a very ambitious gambler trying his luck at cards against a tanuki, a frosty-faced yuki-onna, and a couple of tengu. You're not sure if he's winning, but they're all having fun.

And you see some kids bowing at a kappa, who has to go refill the hole in his head after every round. They're laughing at him, but you're pretty sure that's a smile on his froggy face.

Maybe this is a way for people to deal with being drawn into this world. Or perhaps this is a world their folklore prepared them for.

It's not your world, even if you're hip-deep in it.

[1/2]
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>>2699147
the comma in your second example reads like mixing up german grammar with english words. It hinders legibility.
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>>2699182
Both examples are from Haiku´s post, commas and all. The only difference is just that i rearranged the second one so that the birdman's action is after his sentece. if you really have an issue with that, tell Haiku.
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>>2699177
Then you round a corner, and almost bump into a white-haired man.

He sniffs.

"A family reunion?" he asks, in English tinted with several accents, "oh, I think we've met, even if you were memorially impaired for it."

"Not sure I caught your name," you tell him, suspicions rising in your mind.

"I'm going by John now," he says, smiling, "I heard there was something going on back home, so I headed back."

"Good to meet you," you say, realizing who this guy is, "...for the second time. Tell me you're not going to duel me about that royal flush."

He grins, holding up his hands.

"Of course not," he tells you, "I'm just here to salute the new family head, and I think some economic aid might be in order."

"Glad to meet someone who's not trying to murder me," you mutter.

"That is the usual thing, isn't it?" John asks, "but not really my style. Hoyle's my bible. Did you assist my brother with his coup?"

>Not exactly
>I believe there's a card game over there you could get dealt into
>How the hell did you ship out with the Dutch?
>Economic aid?
>WRITE IN
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>>2699201
>Not exactly
>I asked a question and he gave an answer that Sachio really, really didn't like.

>Everyone seems to be remarkably cool about patricide here. Is this just how you do things when you're immortal or was he that big of a dick?
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>>2699201
>Not exactly
More along the lines of stepping out of the way, and letting family sort family matters.
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>>2699201
>Not exactly
>More along the lines of stepping out of the way, and letting family sort family matters.
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>>2699201
>Not exactly
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>>2699201
>Not exactly
>I asked a question and he gave an answer that Sachio really, really didn't like.
>I did keep the assassin waiting to knock them off from doing anything until it was all sorted out.
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>>2699201
>WRITE IN

OUR Brother handled it himself, I just helped tidy up the end a little bit.
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>>2699201
"Not exactly," you tell him, "I asked a question. Sachio really didn't like his answer. Then I just stood off to the side and let Sachio settle family matters. I fobbed off an assassin until it was all sorted out, even. Keep it in the family, right?"

John cocks an eyebrow at you

"No wonder you play good poker," he finally says with a laugh, "first I heard of anything was the flood, and I guessed it was mom."

"Everyone seems pretty cool about parricide," you start, "is that just how you do things when you're immortal -"

John cuts you off, "someone was going to do it one day," he tells you, "honestly," he whispers at you, "my money was on Haru, and I'm going to have a couple of bookies on my back for that."

Wait, this guy was betting on which of his brothers would kill his father?

"Sounds like you won't have any trouble paying them off," you say, and then whisper, "so he was just that much of a dick?"

"Look," he whispers back, "why do you think I shipped out with the Dutch? Why do you think mom bailed on him to become a land goddess?"

Those are kind of decent points.

"A bit surprised it took the Thousand Year Blade that long to convince him, though," John tells you, and then he glances at your belt.

Even a practiced poker face can't hide that look of shock.

"I won it off him a couple weeks ago," you tell the slack-jawed kitsune.

"So even without..." John says, trailing off.

"I TRIED TO GET HIM TO DO IT," the sword says, "I TRIED FOR YEARS. YEARS!"

Yup, you're still in free fall down the rabbit hole here.

John starts laughing, with that peculiar barking edge to it.

"Well," he says, "at least it was him, and not the sword. I've got to see my brother," he finishes, brushing past you.

As soon as John rounds the corner, you hear Sachio's unmistakable voice, even if he is yelling in Japanese.

Then he repeats it in English for good measure: "welcome my brother! Party like the prodigal son's returned! Because he has!"

At least Sachio's ok enough to yell. You weren't really sure, after Sue finished with him.

There's a maelstrom of activity, voices shouting in a language you don't know, youkai flitting everywhere, and some bemused looks on the faces of the human townspeople.

Seems like they're preparing for another feast.

It would have to be a feast to feed this many people.

>In the confusion, find Sachio and ask about what the sword said
>In the confusion, find Melon and Haru
>In the confusion, find Liska and ask her what the hell is wrong with her family
>In the confusion, just go with it and head into... would this be 'brunch'?
>WRITE IN
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>>2699279
>In the confusion, just go with it and head into... would this be 'brunch'?
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>>2699279
>Just step away from it all for a little. Find a quiet place and clear your head.
It has been non-stop crazy and if something important happens they can find us easily enough.
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>>2699279
>In the confusion, get mobbed by all them Japanese ladies who can't speak a lick of English
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>>2699279
>Find a tree and take a siesta. Try out this meditation shit and become enlightened.
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>>2699279
>>In the confusion, just go with it and head into... would this be 'brunch'?
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>>2699279
backing this >>2699290
>>2699311
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>>2699279
>Go to city and buy some weeb items
>Don't stare on a highschool girls
>Stare anyway
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>>2699279
This has been some non-stop crazy. But you've had enough.

Nothing is currently on fire. The town PROBABLY can't get much more destroyed.

After that display earlier, nobody's going to screw with Sue.

There are a lot of responsible and powerful folks around. Well, powerful, if not responsible. And they're mostly reasonable.

You just want to find a nice, quiet place. Hopefully under a tree. Maybe you can reach enlightenment.

So you find a tree in another rock garden, and slump down under it.

If something terrible happens, someone will find you.

Right?
You're not really sure how long you sleep for, but at least it's dreamless.
A hot tongue wakes you up, lapping at your face like a dog. It's a... golden fox?

Once it notices you're awake, it sits back on its haunches like it's very proud of itself.

And then, uh, Melon's sitting there?

"I did it!" she says, "I can fully transform now! Look at my tail!" she says, suddenly changing back into a canine in front of your eyes, and waving her fox tail around.

>That's nice.
>Five more minutes...
>Great job!
>How long have I been asleep?
>WRITE IN
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>>2699279
>>In the confusion, find Melon and Haru
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>>2699366
>>Great job!
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>>2699366
>Great job!
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>>2699366
>Scratch her ears.
>Great job!
>How long have I been asleep?
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>>2699366
>>Great job!
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>>2699366
>Great job!
> 5 more minutes.
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>>2699366
>Eskimo kisses as you scratch her ears
>How long have I been asleep?
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>>2699396
. . . . That's some Trump and Ivanka stuff there.

No touching our daughters you perv.
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>>2699418
stop being a faggot. Now you are going to tell me that you are against parents kising their children on their cheeks?
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>>2699418
The fuck? What? How do you make that connection?
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>>2699418
>Eskimo kisses
>Somehow equates to something not relevant to the quest
>ConfusedBlackMan.gif
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>>2699452
I think anon confused eskimo kisses with french ones?
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>>2699366
>Great job!
>How long have I been asleep?

Once we see the stepbrother, in a joking tone
>Hey, think you can teach me that? I'm thinking a german shepherd
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>>2699466
Yeah we should totally do this
>Not dobberman
Step up anon
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>>2699418
Out... of all the political members you could pick... You chose the two that aren't like that?

Anon please take your advance autism and leave.
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>>2699472
Anon has a PhD in Autism.
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"Great job!" you say, reaching out to the fox, and pulling her into a hug. Then you scratch her behind the ears.

"Dad!" Melon yells, now a human again in your arms, "I told you those were sensitive!"

Oh.

"I'm pretty damn proud of you," you tell her, hugging your daughter.

"You should be," Haru says, detaching himself from the tree behind you, "I've never seen someone get it so fast," he finishes, and walks away.

"Think you could teach me?" you ask his back jocularly, "I'm thinking German Shepherd."

"Only if your mother got frisky with one," he says, glancing back at you, "Hmm. A definite possibility. We're trying foxfire tomorrow, Melon," he calls back over his shoulder, walking out of the rock garden, and Melon's eyes light up.

That's a scary thought. But maybe you should thank the guy sometime. Melon's certainly able to go back to fully human now, you realize, as you pat her head and don't feel a second set of ears.

"Uncle Haru," she tells you, "figured out how the magical girl thing works after he saw Sue fight," she says, leaning back against the tree, "he can't get it off me, but he taught me to get around it, if that makes sense."

Magic's really never going to make sense to you, but you've got the feeling it doesn't even make sense to the people who use it.

"And you should have seen Sue's face!" Melon continues, and you can feel her giggles, "Freebles took her home after that, but she was shocked when she found out I was the 'trained fox' she'd been feeding treats to!"

"Sounds like you've had a fun day," you tell her, as you look at the sky and realize how late it is.

"It's been great," she tells you, snuggling against you, "looks like you had a good day, too. Everyone's been tiptoeing on this side of the castle. You must have been exhausted."

"Guess I was," you say, "seems like they managed to not burn the place down."

Melon laughs.

"Uncle John almost did," she says, "but it was just a card trick."

A card trick with fire? You probably don't want to know.

"It's almost time for dinner," Melon tells you, standing up and letting her ears pop out. Ok, those are really cute.

So you stand up and follow her inside. You didn't reach enlightenment, but at least you're well rested.

And Melon's certainly enjoying this family trip.

You realize all too quickly that you're going to need that rest as you step into the main hall. Someone's brought up a second table to expand the table on the dais, and there are a number of rather important-looking folks seated at it with your 'family'.

That does not look like a fun discussion.

>Sit down and ask Liska what's going on, in a whisper
>Sit down and ask the table what's going on
>Cruise the low tables - whatever's going on up there isn't your business
>Sit down as if nothing's going on
>WRITE IN
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Guys you forgot something
>[X] Touch Fluffy Tail
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>>2699436
>>2699450
>>2699452
>>2699453

I actually meant touching her ears.

Jesus dudes. She said they were *sensitive* take a hint.
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>>2699489
>Sit down and watch the conversation play out.
>Ask Liska what's going on if we still can't decipher what's going on
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>>2699472
I mean, Trumps the only one I know who said he would fuck his daughter so . . .

>>2699489

>Sit down and ask the table what's going on

Time to Gaijin Smash the conversation.
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>>2699489
>Sit down and ask Liska what's going on, in a whisper
>Tell Liska that we might need to chat with Miss Hamasaki about the rats since we think she clearly has a different picture of what they're like.
>Drunkenly sing Stand by Me to Liska at some point afterwards before we go to sleep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwZNL7QVJjE
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>>2699511
There's nothing to go on when we got nothing to describe what would be considered a "Trump and Ivanka stuff there" in your original post m8.
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>>2699489
>Sit down and ask Liska what's going on, in a whisper
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>>2699513
16:38 - 16:50 Voting period or so.

Great, one vote apiece for three incompatible votes.

>>2699490
>>[X] Touch Fluffy Tail
I'm calling "you're my DAD, dad!" on that one.
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>>2699552
I think he met Liska.

At a meal in front of her family. So not tons better.
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>>2699552
Such is life in the zone.
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>>2699489
>Sit down and ask Liska what's going on, in a whisper
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>>2699511
Being sensitive doesn't mean she gets a sexual reaction from it, you pervert. You don't orgasm when you are in a dark room and suddenly someone turns on the light.
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>>2699578
I personally thought she meant it as if they were ticklish.
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>>2699583
in my case i tought that she found the experience somewhat hurtful, like when your arm goes super numb and it hurts when you try to move it or touch it.
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>>2699511
>Be sensitive
>Think sexual right away.

Did you ever fucking get tickled before?
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>>2699511
Think of it like getting an itch you can't reach scratched, it's really nice it's not sexual in any way.
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>>2699578
I've seen too many anime foxgirls act like it's more than just "sensation".
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>>2699489
You sit down at the table, almost unnoticed by the other participants.

Ok, you can't follow the conversation, but it's a heated debate between some old Japanese dudes and Sachio, with the shrine maiden playing some sort of interference. Kelly slips in a couple of laconic remarks, but you're really not sure what they're talking about. John's leaning back, smiling, and whenever he opens his mouth, you can see veins throb on rather dignified-looking temples.

You lean into Liska.

"What's going on?" you whisper in her ear.

"It's about getting the government in to help with the flood recovery," she whispers, "while hiding the fact that this castle is basically a functioning feudal dynasty of youkai, and that, uh, mom caused the flood. And negotiating a treaty between the castle and the town and the local goddess, and what connections of the old head's," she says, nodding at the fox head nailed to the wall behind Sachio, "we can safely leverage. It's complicated."

Yeah, that sounds complicated, all right.

"Wow," you mutter.

"It gets better," Liska whispers, "nobody knows if the portions of the government that know about or respect the supernatural were in bed with dad. So if they roll in, they might take Sachio out in revenge. And after seeing that flood, you have a pretty good idea how well that's going to go with mom."

"THERE'S AN EASY SOLUTION," you hear inside your head.

Oh no. You know what the Thousand Year Blade's going to say.

"MARCH ON EDO!" it says, right on cue, "TAKE THE SHOGUNATE! KIDNAP THE EMPEROR! PUT THE OFFICIALS IN THEIR PLACE! THE OTHER OFFICIALS, NOT YOU."

"I'll take it under advisement," you think at the sword.

"So it's a clusterfuck," you whisper back at Liska, "where we go from one act of god to a supernatural war in a heartbeat. Depending on what the old man's connections are."

"Basically," your wife whispers to you, "Kelly's offering to take responsibility for the hit, if he gets on a flight out before they tell anyone. John's offering to bankroll the rebuilding effort, but nobody wants to owe him the favor, and the guys from the town think him showing up right now is some plot of Sachio's."

"And that's assuming none of the neighboring youkai decide this is a power vacuum," she finishes.

Fuck.

>I heard there was dinner, and I'm hungry (settle into normal conversation with WRITE IN)
>We're taking Edo, I mean Tokyo. And we're taking it tomorrow.
>We can work this out - Sachio, your dad had files, right? Blackmail list. He's gotta have a thousand years of dirt on everyone.
>Hamasaki, any chance we can play this totally normal when the government shows up?
>WRITE IN
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>>2699647
>We're taking Edo, I mean Tokyo. And we're taking it tomorrow
The sword is making more and more sense as these threads go on
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>>2699647
>We're taking Edo, I mean Tokyo. And we're taking it tomorrow.

WE MUST DO IT FOR THE FAMILY!
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>>2699647
>We're taking Edo, I mean Tokyo. And we're taking it tomorrow.

This sounds like a stupid plan and yes I kinda want to see how it goes.
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>>2699647
>>I heard there was dinner, and I'm hungry (settle into normal conversation with SUE AND MELON)

Godammit you faggots. taking tokio doesn't help in the slightest and might even force a reset
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>>2699647
>Unironically invading Japan for America
AMERICA FYCK YEAH
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>>2699662
17:25 - 17:40ish voting period.

God help me, are we actually doing this?

>>2699511
>>2699578
>>2699592
>>2699625
>>2699639
Liska's comments the first time the MC touched Melon's ears made some implications about what 'sensitive' means. Looks like the MC didn't quite get it.
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>>2699647
>Honey I think I need more booze. The sword is beginning to make perfect sense to me.
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>>2699683
I'll second this
>>2699647
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>>2699647
I want to, if possible, anti-vote for the 'take over japan' thing.
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>>2699647
>We're taking Edo, I mean Tokyo. And we're taking it tomorrow.

>>2699680
Never post an option you’re not willing to write, Boss.
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>>2699647
>>Hamasaki, any chance we can play this totally normal when the government shows up?
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>>2699647
>The best bet is to always follow the money. Fortunately there seems to be an accountant right here.
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>>2699680
you wrote yourself into it, again.
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>>2699692
>Never post an option you’re not willing to write, Boss.
I don't.
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>>2699676
We take em over with financial accountant power. The Tokyo cannot afford to let it be known they were under the thumb of a war criminal responsible for nanking this whole time!
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>>2699707
>>2699715
Listen, while I want to say that those voting to actually listen to the sword is retarded and to ask them nicely to stop being retarded, if our father in law was in some way controlling japan from the shadows, the least we can do is cement our brother in laws place at the head of the table because it's going to turn into game of thrones.
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>>2699719
I was trying to steer them a little but off of the crazy train via actually remembering what our damn job and expertise is.
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>>2699726
we can't go managing an entire country when we already have enough on our plate with the coming apocalypse and everything at home, this is retarded, they need to stop being retarded.
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>>2699647
>Write-in
Slam your hand in table to get the attention of everyone
>I swear to God if I don't hear a fucking consensus between you two I fucking know two nukes aren't enough but I will SEND my sister to level a fucking city so you fucking go ahead a make a deal where everyone fucking gets it got it?

Magical Mafia don mode:ON
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>>2699728
Grandpa should have given the children some civics lessons. We just need to establish what the (financial) routes of power were so that the brothers can handle the rest.
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>>2699729
Oh yeah if they don't listen to reason
>Invade Tokyo put John as new prime minister, Haru as JSDF and Sachio on Japanese Diet
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>>2699731
Exactly I'm fine with this being the 'listen to the sword' deal we can only offer advice and support to our brother in law we cannot get personally involved, we already have a dragon at home and a coming apocalypse, we don't have time or energy to deal with this stupidity.

Speaking of energy we still have contracts of several magical girls we need to deal with, too much on the plate and they're saying 'it's not enough'
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>>2699647
>The best bet is to always follow the money. Fortunately there seems to be an accountant right here.
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>>2699735
Probably a bad idea. The prime minister of japan apparently changes all the time. I presume that means the old one has been killed and replaced by a shapeshifter that relinquishes power to the guy that killed the actual PM.
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>>2699647
"Someone translate for me," you say, standing up. Liska looks up at you, with a look you remember well.

It's the same look she had before she got about twenty people, mostly teenagers, 'blitzed like Poland' in your backyard.

The rest of the folks seated at the table look a little startled, but half of them volunteer to translate for you. You guess that at least a couple of the guys from the town know English, but they're not letting on.

Just have to keep whatever edge they can get, huh?

"I believe there is historical precedent for what I am about to suggest," you say, and wait for Hamasaki to translate.

"Given the danger posed by the current government to us, to our family land, and to the rightful order of things under heaven," you say, and Hamasaki translates. A little slower this time. As if she can't believe where she thinks you're going with this.

"We will march on Edo, I mean Tokyo," you continue, "we will depose the shogun, I mean the prime minister, kidnap the emperor, and create a better government where humans and the supernatural live in peace together!"

Ok, those two guys definitely know English. You can see their eyes go wide halfway through your sentence, along with the other English-speaking members of your family. Everyone else's do after the translation.

Sachio looks like he's been slapped in the face with a fish. John's grin is in danger of splitting his head in half.

Seems like the lower tables aren't listening. That might be best.

"NOW THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!" you hear the sword inside your skull, "GO ON AND GIVE YOUR MARCHING ORDERS, EVEN IF MOST OF YOUR ARMY IS PEASANTS!"

"You have got to be fucking with me," Haru says, after the shock wears off.

>Of course I'm fucking with you - but if you guys can't find an option you like, remember that there's a worse one waiting in the wings.
>Of course I'm fucking with you - Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.
>Of course I'm fucking with you - but I'm not going to sit here while you talk in circles about five different problems instead of tackling them one at a time.
>I'm serious. And we can do it - once I call my forces in.
>WRITE IN
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>>2699647
>>We can work this out - Sachio, your dad had files, right? Blackmail list. He's gotta have a thousand years of dirt on everyone.
He should have some
Point out that it exists and if we cant find it fast enough we.
>>We're taking Edo, I mean Tokyo. And we're taking it tomorrow.
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>>2699774
>>Of course I'm fucking with you - Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.
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>>2699774
>Of course I'm fucking with you - but if you guys can't find an option you like, remember that there's a worse one waiting in the wings.
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>>2699784
Actually changing to this I can get behind doing some account wizardry
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>>2699774
>>2699774
>>Of course I'm fucking with you - but if you guys can't find an option you like, remember that there's a worse one waiting in the wings.
>>Of course I'm fucking with you - Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.
>>Of course I'm fucking with you - but I'm not going to sit here while you talk in circles about five different problems instead of tackling them one at a time.
Pretty sure all three of these can apply since we will just work overtime to follow the money quickly. And the first and third are kinda them same.
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>>2699774
>Of course I'm fucking with you - but I'm not going to sit here while you talk in circles about five different problems instead of tackling them one at a time.
>Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.

We can always go for the emperor if we get nothing, I guess.
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>>2699774
>Of course I'm fucking with you - but I'm not going to sit here while you talk in circles about five different problems instead of tackling them one at a time.
>Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.
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>>2699774
>Of course I'm fucking with you - Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living. Somebody who actually knows local politics to help me figure out if a transaction is a big deal would help out a bit.
If that doesn't work then you can always listen to the sword's advice and try to march on Tokyo since it's better than the alternatives you were worrying about.
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>>2699774
>Of course I'm fucking with you - Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.
>Of course I'm fucking with you - but I'm not going to sit here while you talk in circles about five different problems instead of tackling them one at a time.
A combo of these two, not necessarily in this order.
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>>2699800
Look alive
>Bernie can have his expansion in Japan (he really like Japanese Schoolboys for some reason
>Mary will go to her pilgrimage of Mahou Shoujo
>Sue likes Japan
>Karen probably is a weaboo
>T.T. is also a weaboo
>tfw the only obstacle we cant take over is the entertainment industry where the Artist, Entertainers and VA are protected by a union of Magical Girls, Supernatural Entities and their boss is Cutethulthu who goes Kya Kya desut'ng or that loli Nyarly-chan
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>>2699774
>Of course I'm fucking with you - Sachio, if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living.
An open coup is last resort
I really hope there's we have to resort to it
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>>2699800
this person has my vote
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>>2699774
>I'm serious. And we can do it - once I call my forces in.
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>>2699774
"Of course I'm fucking with you," you say, and hear some sighs of relief. You hear a second round once the shrine maiden finishes translating.

"But I'm not going to sit around while you go in circles on five different problems at once," you tell them, "if you can't find a good solution, remember what the worst one is."

Then you sit down, as Hamasaki translates through your statement.

You get an odd variety of looks. One of the old guys on the other side of the table looks almost... disappointed?

"Sachio," you say, "if we're going to make it out of this, I need your dad's files. I follow the money for a living. And if we can't get square with the outside world, it doesn't matter how we work things out here."

"Sure," he says, still in shock from the earlier announcement, "shall we adjourn to the tunnels?" he asks the table, and then repeats himself (and probably part of your statement) in Japanese.

There's a bit of argument, but son enough, everyone from the high table is walking down into what you're guessing is a World War Two era bunker complex under the castle.

"Were you serious about all that?" Liska whispers, brushing up against you.

"Maybe," you whisper back, "or maybe I need to drink enough that the sword doesn't make sense."

"I've got just the thing," she says, winking at you and nodding down at her hands.

Wait, did she grab all those bottles on the way out of the main hall?

And she's got that grin again.

There are vaults of documents down here. And while you can follow the money, you can't follow Japanese to save your life.

Luckily, there are people who can. It's rather a free-for-all, though. This guy knew about all the skeletons, in all the closets, for a thousand years.

Who they were, why they were in the closet, who to call about their grandfather's sins, the whole nine yards. Following the money isn't even necessary half the time.

And you get the feeling he only kept the documents on the most interesting or useful skeletons...

Hours (and a few bottles) later, the old man who looked disappointed about you not going through on the potential coup is telling you, with broken English and some help from Hamasaki about how he used to be in the Diet, but his party stabbed him in the back, and how he could ruin half the cabinet with this stuff.

You can't pretend to understand Japanese politics, but you get the impression that if a journalist got into this place, there would be some interesting and possibly catastrophic changes.

"IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SIMPLER TO MARCH ON EDO," the sword says into your mind, "RATHER THAN FIGHT THIS WAR OF SCRIBES."

But the important part is that you seem to have the strings of a lot of potential puppets here. A lot of rather important puppets.

>I'm going to say it once - we're using this stuff to make sure we stay safe, not to further our agendas
>Sachio, how do you feel about journalists and historians?
>I think we're covered. And we have a dinner to eat.
>WRITE IN
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>>2699937
>>I'm going to say it once - we're using this stuff to make sure we stay safe, not to further our agendas
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>>2699937
>I'm going to say it once - we're using this stuff to make sure we stay safe, not to further our agendas
>I think we're covered. And we have a dinner to eat.
Food and drink. But focus on FOOD.
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>>2699937
>You have two general options.
>You can let them know that we figured out their secrets that the old head figured out and we are capable of using them. Or we let some journalists and historians have the greatest moment of their careers and use that as way to expand your power if you feel like it or just to send a message that you guys aren't a soft target.
We aren't the head of this castle. Sachio is and we shouldn't be making that decision for him. We'd probably have to catch a plane before the power struggles are finished anyway.
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>>2699937
>I think we're covered. And we have a dinner to eat
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>>2699937
>I think we're c>Sachio, how do you feel about journalists and historians?
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>>2699937
>I'm going to say it once - we're using this stuff to make sure we stay safe, not to further our agendas
>WRITE IN
"Sometimes the simpler solution isn't always the best solution."
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>>2699937
>>2699963
second
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>>2699937
>I think we're covered. And we have a dinner to eat.
> We can focus on finding stability dirst and then deciding what to do.
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>>2699963
Supporting too i mean we already have too much in our plate
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>>2699680
What I don't get is all the people who think tickling a teenager isn't sexual.

Like.

Naw man, that shit's weird and easily becomes sexual. It leads to sex a lot. But where do I think I am, I guess.
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>>2699963
>>2699937
Yeah, we arent MacArthur

We should definitely get a lucky charm or treasure to help us invade hell.

We should also put out an open invite if anyone wants to invade hell with us.
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>>2699937
>>2699963
Supporting this
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>>2700030
I was giving you the benefit of the doubt but it's pretty clear that you're a pervert.
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>>2699937
"Sometimes," you think at the sword, "the simplest solution isn't the best one. We can't kill the entire JSDF."

"WE PROBABLY COULD KILL ENOUGH TO MAKE THEM THINK TWICE."

"I think we're covered," you say to the room in general, "this place would be a field day for anybody with a newspaper."

You're hungry. And judging by the way everyone starts going back upstairs, you're not the only one.

"Sachio," you say, pulling him aside as the rest file out, "you've got a few options with this stuff. You let a few important people know, very subtly, you've got your dad's blackmail list, and you can use it. That should be enough to keep this place safe."

"And door number two?" he mutters at you.

"Use it smartly and become the next emperor or prime minister?" you tell him, "or let some journalists and historians have the best moment of their careers. I'm only going to say it once, but I recommend just using it to make sure we stay safe, not further anyone's agenda."

Wait, when did you start using 'us' to refer to the townspeople of the valley and Sachio's little kingdom of youkai?

"I'll think about it," he tells you, as the two of you walk back through the tunnels, then whispers, "that was... rather a lot to take in back there. Not sure I'm cut out to be a spider in the middle of that kind of web, honestly, not my style."

That's a little bit of an understatement, you think, as the two of you walk back into the main hall.

"So now that's over," Sachio says, addressing the high table at large, "we've got a dinner to eat. And I think we were going to discuss some sort of agreement between us and the townspeople, and how we're going to pretend everything's normal when the government shows up, with the help of some judicious blackmail."

Then he repeats himself in Japanese.

If you keep hanging out with these people, you are really going to have to learn that language. But you hope you don't have to.

If you never come back to Japan, your return will be far too soon.

Well, at least the food's good, you think, beginning to eat as the discussion between the youkai lord and the townspeople gets going again. It seems a lot less desperate this time.

>Get a play by play from somebody
>Just eat and go to bed
>Talk to [WRITE IN SOMEBODY AT THE TABLE] I'm not teleporting anyone else in for you this time.
>Check in with Freebles on how things are on the home front
>WRITE IN
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>>2700058
>>Get a play by play from somebody
Wife.
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>>2700058

>Get a play by play from somebody
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>>2700058
>Get a play by play from somebody

They better channel their best John Madden impression while doing it.
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>>2700049
Oh yeah, definitely. That's why I can recognize when things are inappropriate like the ear touching.

You guys didn't pay attention to how it was recieved.

>>2700058
> >Talk to [WRITE IN SOMEBODY AT THE TABLE]

Invite that Dude who wanted to invade Edo to invade Hell with us.
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>>2700078

> >Talk to [WRITE IN SOMEBODY AT THE TABLE]

Invite that Dude who wanted to invade Edo to invade Hell with us.
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>>2700058
>Bring up Freebles and ask Rei- Hamasaki what exactly what she thinks he is.The love and justice thing she and the rats say seems in stark contrast to the actual contracts given. Ask for her to make sure Sue doesn't get into some cultural obligation clusterfuck with the tengu. (Sue might be wary of contracts by now, but that doesn't mean she knows what might be considered a binding contract to something that isn't a rat)
>Drink a little too much and serenade the wife with a love song.
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>>2700058
>Just eat and go to bed
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>>2700085
I feel bad for the sword, to think it was fonally going to get to march on Edo but then to be denied.
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>>2700089
>>2700058
I'll back this one. It should be informative!

We might not like what we learn, but that's what makes it fun!
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>>2700058
>Write-in
>There is a DDR machine somewhere go Challenge Kelly
>Drag Haru and Liska and have a couple double dance
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>>2700098
I've been kinda wondering why other anons weren't bringing this up with her. Her job is literally what our home city needed to prevent the rats from running amok making the types of contracts that they make. She's the closest thing to a supernatural judge/cop/Dredd in this situation and. as loathe as we probably are to get a little girl involved in this, she might actually be the one we're supposed to call when something's strange is in the neighborhood.
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>>2700105
Maybe that's why they're in America now.
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[META POST]
I'm continuing the thread, but I just took a shower, so the next post will be a bit slow.


I forgot to link the archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Shotgun

Looks like that problem with the last thread solved itself.

This thing needs to be updated for the most recent arc, and some technical details that have been revealed, but it's what I've got for an info sheet: https://pastebin.com/Ci70z8w1

And now, the Questions Nobody Asked Corner:

Why is Reiya Hamasaki (the shrine maiden) the 'default' translator for a lot of the recent scenes? Because she's the most neutral person between Sachio's group, your group, and the townspeople, if not actively favoring the townspeople. Hearing her version of what you're saying is somewhat more credible for them than hearing it from the other bilingual folks at the table.

Why does the MC keep thinking of her as "Rei- Hamasaki"? Because he's been trying to get the 'address her by her surname' thing straight in his head. He's been getting better about it as time goes on.

Could we really have marched on Edo/Tokyo? Yes. It would have basically blown the scope of the quest wide open, and eclipsed a lot of things, but I would have written it. Glad I didn't have to write Attack On Tokyo Quest, though. Also, the Japanese imperial family is supposed to have divine descent, and this is a setting where that's possibly a real thing, so old Akihito might not have been a pushover...

Why are you doing [X]? Because it amuses me.
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>>2700121
Prettymuch. Seems like somebody needs to be tutored on this stuff and set up shop although at this point it's probably like trying to stop drugs in columbia.
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>>2700126
Bernie managed to carve a niche out for himself and the city as a netural zone. Maybe hooking Reiya up with him is what we need to help take it national.
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>>2700124
Nah, somebody mentioned earlier that the emperor had to admit not being divine after WWII instead of the emperor had to claim he wasn't divine. It's an important distinction. The (remaining) imperial treasures on the other hand would probably be real.
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>>2700130
Melon's a half and half. She might work as a shrine maiden in training thanks to that theoretical neutrality to sort out the stuff in the US after the quest is over.
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>>2700153
On the other hand, she's the daughter of the Shotgun Shogun. That miiiiight carry it's own baggage.

What other titles do you think we've picked up by this point?
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>>2700157
Breaker of The Three Sons,Matador of the Minotaur,Seedmaker of the Idoru.
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Is there an archive for this?
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>>2700058
"So," you say to Liska, "want to give a play-by-play?"

She smiles at you as you take a bite.

"The away team opened the half with a nonaggression proposal," she says, "the good old 'don't eat our kids' play. But the home team's pulling out a different playbook, and ran the ball twenty yards past startled defenders with a 'live in harmony' gambit, echoing their success earlier in the game with the 'flood mitigation plan' drive."

You just had to use sports words to ask for a translation, didn't you?

Hamasaki pulls out a book, most of which looks handwritten, and cuts into the discussion.

"Ooh," Liska continues, "ref on the field, ten face penalty for the home team! They were intimidated into helping with the refugees. But she's pulling out a 'history lecture', on the field, wait," Liska asks you suddenly, "can refs make their own plays?"

"I don't think so," you tell her, "but I doubt they're playing NFL rules."

And you're definitely not in kansas anymore.

"The ref's unexpected intervention puts the ball solidly back with the home team," Liska says, "a timely 'you've been worshipping their mother for a thousand years' scores them a, uh what down is it again?"

"I don't know and I think the gag's getting old," you say, taking another bite.

"That's a 'our tanuki have been drinking in your bars since you were kids' solidly into the endzone!" Liska finishes triumphantly, "they're still debating the technicalities of jurisdiction and how laws get applied to the two sides, but I'm pretty sure the police chief is absolutely sold on having supernatural help with anything crazy that comes up, and it's just details now. Sachio's at least getting out of this with being the heir to an eccentric family living in that castle on the mountain, instead of being a bedtime scare for naughty children."

Well, that seems to be a step forward, you think, but wait, aren't the cops supposed to be demons or something?

Hamasaki walks over as the discussion between the kitsune brothers and the town elders gets more friendly. Even Haru's smiling, as he makes a theatrical gesture and the others laugh.

"I believe I should thank you for this," the shrine maiden says, "may I sit over here? They have begun telling stories."

And judging by the look on Liska's face, and some of her giggles, the anecdotes have gotten a bit off-color.

"Sure," you tell her, and she takes a seat on the floor next to you.

>You holding up ok?
>I'd like you to meet my bro Freebles, and we've got some questions. Also, do you know what he is?
>Uh, I don't know how to put this politely, but demon cops?
>Think Sue's going to get into any contractual trouble if she takes that tengu up on his offer?
>WRITE IN
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>>2700217
>You holding up ok?
>Think Sue's going to get into any contractual trouble if she takes that tengu up on his offer?
>I'd like you to meet my bro Freebles, and we've got some questions. Also, do you know what he is?
This looks good to me.
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>>2700216
>archive
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Shotgun
It's linked in >>2700124 too. Someone messed up on a chapter, so 'Shotgun' is the only tag that works.

>>2700131
Let's be honest - had you guys really decided to Monster Movie Edo/Tokyo, I was not going to let historical inaccuracy stop me from throwing a divine emperor at you.
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>>2700229
Thanks!
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>>2699366
Did she just lick our face?
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>>2700241
Yes
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>>2700217
>I'd like you to meet my bro Freebles, and we've got some questions. Also, do you know what he is?
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>>2700225
Supporting.
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>>2700229
I wasn't talking about historical inaccuracy. I meant a character in your story who would know if he was divine specifically said that. Sealed the lid pretty tight on a divine emperor.


>>2700217
>Ask if sue has any weird (possibly contractual) obligations if she takes that tengu up on it's offer.
>I'd like you to meet my bro Freebles, and we've got some questions. Also, do you know what he is?

>>2700121
I did some thinking and after considering a bunch of the basic myths and traditions still going around I think the US is the only one that really has lost their equivalent of whatever Reimu is.
Africa still has witch doctors(those roughly translate into paladins in the west) and every other area besides the continental US (and maybe china) takes their supernatural shit seriously on some level. I'd guess it ties into the genocide of the native americans leaving a bit of a vacuum.
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>>2700225
Supporting
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>>2700245
K
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>>2700264
Also the fact that it's not real and while it's the worlds oldest government American culture never really developed the kind of superstition that doesn't get eclipsed by things like going to the moon, or world wars using industrial production to field massive amounts of destruction. I mean, where do you think Americans came from anyways. They originally had all the superstitions. Don't idealize the natives with that hippy benevolent savage BS. They did just as much empire building and genocide as other places.

Of course in game it's probably a conspiracy.
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>>2700285
Uh.. you're reading into things a bit much. Like I'm almost genuinely concerned for you. I can't even call it projection.

America does have cultures and superstitions but they do not have any unified cores of protection and the "supernatural police" probably stayed back home because that's where the creatures they made deals with live. America is a melting pot and that melting pot includes the supernatural.

eg Some Irishman's ancestral deal with faeries doesn't mean jack shit if the faeries are thousands of miles away and knowing how to deal with the ones he lived with doesn't prep him for some indonesian homosexual rape ogre with a 2 foot long cock. (that's a thing)
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>>2700217
"You holding up ok?" you ask Hamasaki.

"I am tired, but I will be fine," she tells you, "I was not exactly trained for something of this nature."

"None of us really were," you say, "but we'll manage. You might know some stuff I don't - is Sue going to get into trouble if she takes that tengu up on his offer?"

"This is not Black Bird," she tells you with an all too straight face, and you can hear Liska giggle behind you.

"I meant contractual trouble," you say with a sigh, "I know some folks who've gotten some really bad deals from the supernatural."

"It would not be like that," Hamasaki says, "it would be like a teacher and a student. That tengu practices the art of the sword, and nothing mystical beyond it."

That's good news at least.

Speaking of bad contracts...

"I'd like you to meet my bro Freebles," you say, and the ferret pops out of your pocket. He's been sleeping there for a while. Apparently, teleporting across the world takes it out of you, particularly if you're pulling other people along.

The ferret bows, and gives what you assume is some sort of polite greeting, which the shrine maiden returns. You could swear you saw him start to reach for a business card, but he catches himself.

Old habits die hard.

"Why do you," Hamasaki asks, switching back to English, "I am being impolite, but I have been wondering why you have yakuza tattoos?"

"Sign of loyalty to my bro here," Freebles says, giving you a playful punch in the arm with his paw.

"Do you know what he is?" you ask her, although she still seems puzzled by his response.

She stares at him for a minute, then reaches out toward his head, stopping with her hand out an inch from it, as if waiting for permission.

Freebles nods, and then the shrine maiden starts petting him.

"I do not know," she tells you, still stroking the ferret, "but he is not from here. Not like," she glances around, taking in the other supernatural creatures and humans in the room, "them. Us."

>Not from here? Like what I call demons?
>Then where is he from?
>Have you met anything like him before?
>You said you weren't trained for this?
>WRITE IN
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>>2700217
>>I'd like you to meet my bro Freebles, and we've got some questions. Also, do you know what he is?
>>Uh, I don't know how to put this politely, but demon cops?
>>Think Sue's going to get into any contractual trouble if she takes that tengu up on his offer?
>>2700217
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>>2700310
>>2700285
I could probably phrase my point better.
Who do you go to in America if you think that there are demons, werewolves, or other crazy shit going around? Your most well known general option is a televangelist and those guys are obviously full of shit.
Other places around the world will have some priest/priestess in a nearby village you can turn to or traditions telling you what shit you're in or even an organized religion. America has your best shot being the MIB not killing you to cover things up.
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>>2700319
>Then where is he from?
>Have you met anything like him before?

Let's get the basics out of the way first.
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>>2700332
Yeah, America gained all the supernatural creatures, but none of the organization and core traditions of anywhere else. The typical american doesn't think of elves or fairies as Fae, for example, and don't know how you're to conduct yourself around them. They don't know anything about vampires or werewolves besides the movies. They don't know about the native beasts either. It's just a big mixed up pot of madness, with none of the order.
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>>2700319
>Then where is he from? He told me he was a japanese businessman in his past life so I figured he roughly fit into something you might have been taught about.
>Have you met anything like him before?
>Freebles, Did your death have anything to do with how you became... like this?
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>>2700342
Supporting, along with
>do you know any other equivilant existing of your job in america/other countries?
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>>2700332
Yeah I wasn't disagreeing with that.

It was your reasoning as to "why" the lost the superstitions from their homeland.

Thise superstitions are part of an identity that their home cultures had that didn't get recreated in America. You can see American Tall Tales develop with supernatural creatures, but most of it simply never sank in as the culture and society grew alongside technology.

Sure there were fad movements like the whole Age of Aquarius thing and wmthe Satanic Panic of the 90s, but not much of the bred in the bone you see elsewhere that continues on in large part because that's what people have simply always done.

I'm not sure where you get the "projection" part from, because I think you misunderstood my post quite badly.

It's funny you mention the MIB because conspiracy theories are pretty much US superstitions. The supernatural aspect is the only thing missing, just replace it with aliens or nazi space technology or whatever.
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>>2700310
Also reminder, those things don't actually exist so you know. There's no actual reinforcement except for cultural explanations for things.
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>>2700344
> Vampires and Werewolves are lies made up to hide the actions of the lizard people!

American superstitions, right there.

>>2700319
> He says he was originally Japanese though. Do you mean he didn't come from this Japan?
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>>2700319

>Not from here? Like what I call demons?
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>>2700353
I think another piece of the puzzle here from a cultural/folklore perspective is that the colonizers/settlers in America were, for the most part, already Christianized, and Christianity does not play nice with supernatural creatures, unless they're too traditional to root out. (Leaving milk out for the fae/brownies/etc., for instance.) Added to that, there's a lot of influence from particular Christian traditions where you are your own mediator with the supernatural (most Protestant traditions go for that), which ties into the philosophical individualism that underlies a lot of American stuff.

This is how you get stories like The Devil And Dan'l Webster, where a folk hero (secular) lawyer argues a man's case with the devil.

That's my two cents on the American superstition thing.
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>>2700361

ILLUMANIT
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>>2700350

LN title would be

> I accidentally worked with the Mi-Go and when I found out they killed my body and put my soul in a Ferret body that needed to be fueled by sacrificing magical girls while saving the world, but they charge me so much for using the body that I can't ever pay them back so I started a rebellion with this dude with a shotgun

Next Isekai twist right there, I was Reborn as a Contractor is the manga title.
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>>2700367
Yeah, it's usually a conflux of events and not any one single cause.
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>>2700353
Those are the modern superstitions.

There are plenty of general supernatural ones i've heard/read about that never really involve going to an "expert" as much as the person themselves outwitting the target with their knowledge, knowing to GTFO (Wait till Martin comes), article entries (eg stories about the hide-behind but no actual detail on how to deal with it),or the person losing even after they outwitted the supernatural Eg Jack scratch being denied entrance to both heaven and hell as a result of his "victory".

American superstition is basically that you're on your own.
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...Oh god, I just had a thought. /x/ is the magical authority for America, isn't it?
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>>2700396
SCP would probably do a better job than whatever might actually be there.
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>>2700396
Then they really need to stop trying to summon demons to get laid and become proper wizards.
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/x/, the SCP database, and Creepypasta, all being legitimate supernatural authorities for North america... My god.
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>>2700407
It's an ominous thing to consider isn't it?
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>>2700407
Lovecraft.
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>>2700407
Also all three of those have gone to shit more than anything else.

> Implying they were ever good.

Gag. Then again most superstitions are even worse, so there's that.
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>>2700416
It is, it very much is... Wait. Wizards of the Coast? Don't tell me that they're legit wizards in this world!
>>2700417
Good lord. I imagine that the Outer Gods don't really have "authorities" against them, so much as scattered madmen and "experts" working against them.
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>>2700431
I'm pretty sure that one is just a fluke
Gary Gygax is infact a Wizard who chose to fake his death to become a Lich
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>>2700319
"Then where is he from?" you ask her, and then look at the ferret, who's climbed into her lap, "and didn't you say you were a Japanese salaryman in a past life, bro?"

"A past life?" Hamasaki asks, as if a lightbulb's going off in her head, "and he claims to have been from here then. How much do you remember?" she asks Freebles.

"A little," he tells her, "not too much. Just working in an office all day. And what I do know is fuzzy. I woke up and I was a rat and they gave me a mission."

"I thought he might fit something you knew about," you say, "if only because of his connection here."

"This is a land of many gods," the shrine maiden tells you, "and many things can happen after death. It almost sounds as if your brother made it some of the way through a cycle of rebirth as the buddhists believe. Although perhaps there was a mistake - he should not remember anything. I do not know that faith as well as I should."

This has officially gotten too weird. You know Hell exists, there might be a heaven, these people believe ancestral spirits hang around, there's a samurai spirit trapped in your sword, and now there's also some wheel of rebirth that might be processing dead folks into rats or something? And it might be malfunctioning?

Is the first thing people see when they die actually a bunch of supernatural entities having a tug of war over their soul?

Well, there's one way to find out, but you think everyone would take a pretty dim view of you offing yourself for an experiment.

But if Hell is a real place, apparently on some other plane, and this rebirth thing is something that also happens on another plane, and dead souls travel from here to Hell (or perhaps other destinations), and things can travel to and from Hell without being dead, is there some pocket in the universe out there, like Hell, that the rats belong to?

Aagh.

"Have I said something helpful?" Hamasaki asks, "you appear to be thinking hard about it. I know little about anything beyond - I prefer to see my gods."

Yes, well, there are certainly advantages to that. And downsides, you remember, thinking about the flood. There are downsides to living with your gods.

>What do you know about things from 'other places than here'?
>Well, I think you've given me a starting point, thanks
>Freebles, do you know where you 'woke up'? And how you got here?
>Can anyone kill me temporarily? I need to check something.
>WRITE IN
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>>2700466
>Well, I think you've given me a starting point, thanks
>What do you know about things from 'other places than here'?
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>>2700466
>Can anyone kill me temporarily? I need to check something.
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>>2700466
>>Can anyone kill me temporarily? I need to check something.
,,,,,,,,sure.....
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>>2700466
>Write in
I think I'm beginning to realize that at this point, every religion is either all truth or has more truth than fiction within it, and that there are several different realms, perhaps hell is a singular realm that is shared across multiple cultures, Norse hel, Christian hell, Greek Hades so on so forth...But like our world it has borders so one section is Norse hel and next door over a border is Hades.
Mind you this is me trying to make sense of how life and death work from what I've seen.
If that is true then Heaven is much in the same sense, you'd have your Muslim heaven where everyone gets virgins and next door to that is Christian heaven with angels and then next door to them is Buddhist heaven where folk gets assigned a new life and reborn...
Maybe I'm overthinking it?
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>>2700466
>Well, I think you've given me a starting point, thanks
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>>2700466
>Can anyone kill me temporarily? I need to check something.
"Or if there's less fatal ways to get my soul to leave my body temporarily, I'm all ears."
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>>2700466
>Freebles, do you know where you 'woke up'? And how you got here?
>Can anyone kill me temporarily? I need to check something.
Let's get this out of the way.
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>>2700466
Since magical girls show up in Japanese anime I'm guessing that some of them might be trying to make people less wary of them in japan.
I'd advise you to make sure young ladies like yourself know better than to accept a contract with creatures like him. His compatriots are extremely nasty with their contracts that they trick girls into agreeing with.
>Can anyone kill me temporarily without setting off the brotherhood alarm? I need to check something. (We're gonna try and call customer service on the afterlife since somebody is clearly being cheated out of souls there)
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>>2700502
>(We're gonna try and call customer service on the afterlife since somebody is clearly being cheated out of souls there)


so owe are basicaly sicking the afterlife's IRS on them? sounds fun
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>>2700502
>(We're gonna try and call customer service on the afterlife since somebody is clearly being cheated out of souls there)
Clever one Anon. I like it.
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>>2700367
>This is how you get stories like The Devil And Dan'l Webster, where a folk hero (secular) lawyer argues a man's case with the devil.
I'm guessing (theorizing) that one originates from a middle ages joke about Jesus summoning Moses or Jacob as his lawyer when dealing with the devil? I'll go read it at a less insane hour of the night.
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>>2700466
>Well, I think you've given me a starting point, thanks

We're not committing suicide here.
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>>2700466
"Well," you tell her, "you've given me a starting point, thanks."

"I know it is not what you are thinking of," Hamasaki says, "but there is a world almost as a... mirror? It is where the gods are when we cannot see them. But it is not really a separate place. It is around us. Difficult to explain."

That sounds familiar.

"You put one foot into it when you fought the wendigo," Liska says behind you, "with the shrooms, remember? It's a different tradition of getting there, but the same sort of thing."

Oh, right. That bad trip.

Makes sense why Liska would no about it, if her mother's hanging out there as part of her whole goddess thing.

"Thanks," the shrine maiden tells Liska, and then with a look of interest, "you said he's been there?"

You can tell without turning around that your wife is grinning.

"No, dear," you say, turning toward her, "we are not sending the girl on a shrooms trip. I know what you're thinking, and we're not doing it."

"You're no fun," Liska says.

Hamasaki looks at you with a puzzled expression, and you hope she didn't quite catch on.

Considering all the stuff that's supposed to be around in there on this island, that could be incredibly dangerous.

"Thinking out loud here," you say, "maybe there's some truth to a lot of religions. Some of the afterlives seem to exist, others might, and there might be chances of going to different ones, hmmm..."

Speaking of incredibly dangerous things, there's only one way to test the theory from earlier.

"Could somebody," you say to the table at large, "kill me temporarily? I need to check something."

Well, that's a lot of people looking at you like you've suddenly grown another head.

"I believe," Kelly Edwards finally says, breaking the silence, "that 'permanent' is sort of the POINT of death. At least in my experience."

Everyone laughs, and drifts back to their conversations.

Well, he's got a point.

"So what do you do?" the shrine maiden asks Freebles, still petting him, and he answers in Japanese.

As the fast conversation goes on (and you catch that 'mahou shoujo' phrase a few times), her expression gets gradually darker. You're guessing that nobody's signing up with a rat on her watch after this.

"There is no point in that here," she says, finally, looking back to you, "any being like that would be killed by a local god when it came in, or by..." she trails off, looking around the room at the motley collection of youkai.

The makes a lot of sense, actually.

"That must be why we only hear of mahou shoujo in a city," she says, "their gods are weaker."

...and if you know magical girls, it's entirely possible the rats have tricked them into killing a few local gods themselves.

Cheerful thought.

And that must be why those wizards picked a city to have their demon throwdown in.

>Let's wrap this up for the night
>Are you guys at the end of the table doing fine?
>You up to making sure things look normal for the government flood recovery guys?
>WRITE IN
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>>2700543
>Lets wrap up for the night
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>>2700543
>Write-In
>For what is worth even if you're the same age as my daughter, you did good.
>Headpat her head
>Yes rub it more
>Hey her hair is so glossy and smooth but not really smooth as your wife
>hug her a little
>until you got dragged out by your little daughter
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>>2700543
>>Let's wrap this up for the night
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>>2700543
>Let's wrap this up for the night
>Resist urge to headpat Hamasaki until the last day we see her again.
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>>2700543
>>Let's wrap this up for the night
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>>2700543
>Didn't one of your gods visit the underworld? There's clearly a path somewhere around here.
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Can someone link the 4plebs archive? I thought last thread ended a LOT earlier than it apparently did.
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>>2700548
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I'm done for the night. Worldbuilding on the fly is tiring. Although I think I'm getting a pretty decent sense of how things fit together now, and put together a half-decent explanation for why rural Japan has a very different 'magical landscape' than we're used to back home.
Next runtime will be on my twitter (and I'll just keep this thread): https://twitter.com/HaikuDeluge

Archive link, for those who missed it: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Shotgun

Info doc (I'll need to update/rewrite this for the Japan Trip Arc. Sachio's info is particularly outdated): https://pastebin.com/Ci70z8w1

As usual, questions/comments/death threats will be answered or ignored as the whim takes me.

>>2700241
>>2700245
>>2700281
Yes.

>>2700555
I heard there's a hole in Greece somewhere, too.

>>2700557
Last thread's still up: >>2678398

Hopefully there aren't still problems with the qst archive.
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>>2700561
Trip to Greece and we kill Zeus when he tries to lay his *** on our daughter?
I wonder why gods get weaker in cities. Cities never stopped the greek/roman gods from doing anything.
Maybe the Japanese gods are just weaker there and it was an assumption? The american gods being weaker in cities makes a sort of sense since it's far away from their strongholds and their influence in in a pocket (eg chinatown) rather than built into the architecture of the whole thing. eg Athens is basically an entire city dedicated to Athena so she wouldn't be weakened there?
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>>2700543
>Thinking about wizards, T.T. and Haru might have some findings to share
now to get the two to talk without things going south...
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>>2700124
>I just took a shower, so the next post will be a bit slow.
I for one welcome our cold-blooded lizard OP.
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>>2700543
>>Let's wrap this up for the night
and >>2700555
second
Anyone notice we didnt get much of a reaction from our wife? I expected her to grab us and say no or something
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>>2700570
>Trip to Greece and we kill Zeus when he tries to lay his *** on our daughter?
That would be a funny plot idea. Particularly considering that the MC has done accounting work for Zeus - estimating his net work for paternity/alimony payments, IIRC.

>I wonder why gods get weaker in cities
This is an (in-universe) translation problem: the shrine maiden is talking specifically about the shinto 'kami' style gods she works with/for, like what Liska's mother has become. 'Land gods' if you will. The version I'm going with is that they're pretty tied to a location, and the natural features of the location and agriculture. High-tech modern cities are very unfriendly to beings like this. Also, Hamasaki's basically lived her life in the countryside, so she might be making some assumptions.

This type of god being weaker/gone in the cities may or may not also have something to do with the fact that many major Japanese cities got firebombed to fuck a while back.

If you want to go for the conspiracy theories pieces of this quest can create, it's entirely possible that part of the reason the USA tried so hard to not have to house-to-house the main islands is because there were beings hanging around who could actually cause localized natural disasters and would not be friendly to invaders. This may also be what happened to the attempted Mongol invasion back in the day. It's called 'divine wind' for a reason.

It might also just be something thematic about westernized modernity versus old-style agricultural life. I dunno.

This type of 'god' does not necessarily exist everywhere / in every land. This is where the MC's thoughts about how much more dangerous trying to step into the 'spirit world' would be in Japan come from, because there's a lot more stuff to run into there. He didn't run into thousands of years of ancestral ghosts when he fought the wendigo, but he might have if he'd tried it in Japan.

>Cities never stopped the greek/roman gods from doing anything.
Not every type of 'god' works the way these shinto 'kami' style do. Even in classical mythology, the Greco-Roman ones do a lot of hanging out on Olympus, and they cut way back on dealing with mortals directly after a while.

>american gods
Based on what we know so far (and some of the non-canon/thematic discussions in this thread), I'm guessing America just really isn't very friendly to gods in general. This possibly ties into why Western/American style cities and such aren't wonderfully healthy places for gods.

>>2700596
>our cold-blooded lizard OP.
Fuck, my secret's out.
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>>2700608
>its ok anon my mother is a dragon and my father is a chinese dragon also. And i eat spicy food like its the sweetest thing ever.
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>>2700608
Speaking of ww2 we know well enough what happened on the european front with werewolves and such
but what was the war like in the pacific?
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>>2700615
It was a hodgepodge of supernatural clashing. Lead by their own respective local gods and their believers for example one guy in the Philippines goes deep enemy lines and not a single bullet wound was found nor a history that he was taken care of a medic because he have a lucky charm that makes a bullet ricochet away from him. Apparently he was also one who led and helped the Americans to liberate the POW and dubbed the great escape.
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>>2700615
And yeah the locals God's are so pissed he also plauged the whole area with malaria. Too bad even the friendlies hot caught too that is why HaikuDeluge explanation about invading force friendlies or not does not take care of them.
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>>2700615
Lovecraft.

That's why so many war crimes were committed by the Japs, they were being led by Cultists in the Military.

Pearl Harbor was actually supposed to do double duty as a sacrifice, but they fucked up and didn't generate enough power to really bring anything powerful enough through to be able to compensate for their lack of oil.

Offended as much by this as by Japan's aping of European gov't, their own traditional gods didn't protect them this time with a Divine Wind as eventually the vivilians became an "acceptable sacrifice" with the Emperor being caught in a power struggle with the Cultists near the end. Some Land Gods did choose to ally themselves with the cultists out of opportunism or for survival, but it turns out Nukes kill the land itself.

Meanwhile Youkai in China took the chance to have their own little war for fun and profit.

Also MacArthur is a European Great Dragon who just hangs out in wars for fun. FDR was just a man, but a secret requirement to be President is to also be a Hero.

This requirement was dropped for Clinton as new gods of Money and Media made a pact with home grown Demon cults, whose human members are arguably worse than actual Demons.

9/11 was an attempt to REMOVE DEMON by Bush that was partially successful.

Obama was an attempt to go back as well, but he wasn't willing to make the sacrifice necessary and eventually tried to compromise with them.

Nobody knows what side or goal Trump has. Dude is a confusion mage and a total fucking wildcard. He's either a genius or utterly insane. Some people claim he's actually Nyarlathotep but that's probably wrong. He was clearly Kennedy though.

Trying to stay as neutral about IRL politics as possible, try not to be sensitive little snowflakes if I didn't suck your favorite presidents cock. I'm not even American so I don't give a shit about your insecurities.

Bush Sr. Was the last time there was a truly good man in the WH.
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>>2700729 (You) #
> RE: Trump

This actually fits with the Schizophrenia and the Neo-Nazi shit. Remember, America was actually pretty split on domestically supporting the Nazis until it started to look like they wouldn't get their loans to the Allies paid back, and after finding the Camps well nobody wanted to be seen supporting that shit. But that's why Trump can be a Wildcard in this situation. Has to fight the literal Demons in the Government and loyalty is more important than competence for his Cabinet picks.
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I wonder how much of an improvement melon gets now that she could use MG abilities and (soon) youkai powers.
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>>2700729
This is absolutely fucking brilliant and I love it!

And this just gave me the random thought of Cuthulu or other god-tier not quite gods being, effectively, experiments by whatever became the rats. Just them seeing how much magic a human could take before they broke.

...Yes, I'm saying what if Cthulu is a proto-magical girl, and I realize how pants-on-head retarded that sounds.
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>>2700735
Turns out the Nazis were the good guys, trying to defeat the demons.
The concentration camps were meant as a massive sacrifice to summon Satan, and defeat him once and for all.
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>>2700896
>what if Cthulu is a proto-magical girl
Then she needs a hug.
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>>2700922
I want to do like we did with Pink, and use our purely daddliness to get past Cthulu's maddening aura to hug them.
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>>2700918
> Turns out the Nazis were the good guys,

No, no I don't think we can go that far at all.
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>>2700896
Nah, Ur-magical girls left over from the destruction of other Universes. Warped by strange aeons and inhuman of origin to start with, they're best left sleeping instesd of trying to draw their tainted powers.

But some always doooooo
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>>2700935
Are you a bad enough dude to hug Cthulu?

>>2700896
Or something like them being possessed by the Spirit of America.
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>>2700948
Yeah, sure. Next you'll say the holocaust actually happened.
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>>2700948
why not? every faction has its shades of grey. Maybe some of the nazis were in for the eradication of the jews, while some saw it as a necesary thing to defeat a bigger evil while others were just doing their jobs.
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>>2700972
> while some saw it as a necesary thing to defeat a bigger evil while others were just doing their jobs.

That was literally already the actual reasoning given for the Holocaust, and the whole reason for Nuremburg laws about following orders not excusing guilt.
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>>2700972
>Why not?
I had a long reply written but I'll just tell you to highlight their ID and read their posts in the thread. That should explain everything.
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Well, this isn't what I expected to wake up to.

Fuck me for even opening this can of worms. I'm just trying to write some sort of rollicking urban fantasy thingummy, not the 50-page essay I'd have to set out to try and codify my thoughts on morality and World War II.
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>>2701163
Yeah, you kinda forgot where you were for a second and now you're paying the price...
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>>2701163
Just stick to the facts.
Jews did it
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>>2701163
Just write it all off as Lizard People.

It's easier than sifting /pol/ trolling.

Man I just wanted this to be about Presidents punching supernatural beings with American Fists.
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>>2701186
I've got it, the jews are the demons. They already control the media, it only makes sense
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I had it my head that a lot of the mass killings were used for rituals.
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Https://pastebin.com/erE6eBPh

I wrote a thing. Seems pretty in-character. Hope you enjoy.
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>HaikuDeluge is alive
Holy crap. When your twitter got hacked I muted it because I assumed you were long gone. Glad to have you back, crazy as ever.
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>>2701186
>Jews did it
I hope you're joking
>>2701192
>Just write it all off as Lizard People.
I already have my "DEMONS RULE THE WORLD!" saving throw.
>>2701219
>the jews are the demons
That would be too easy.
>>2701347
That's a pretty good assumption, although we can't count out other things - humans are capable of terrible things even when not being goaded on by supernaturals.
>>2701368
No comment.

That's probably how things would go down, if they did. Well, shit, I guess one of the concubinefags went writefag on me.
>>2701377
That was a fucking weird time. I was off twitter for years, because I only used it for questing, then I came back and had to mass-delete a couple weeks of low-quality porn spam from a bot.

Pretty strange. Not really sure how they got in, and it hasn't been a problem since.

I want only high-quality porn on my twitter.
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>>2701368
nice
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>>2701368
Also reaction images aside, I think you really nailed it. Good job
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>>2701368
This is how you know your successful

When you get smut written about your quest
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>>2701368
Melon please and the reason is she rather offer her own v card to him since he could died 100 years before her. Or Mary who is super attracted to us after that we sit on that couch snowing like a boss. She always Jill herself everynight after then. Or Harriet because if she gonna die and reset might as well try it for the kicks. Or a whole MG Mary harem squad who trapped you in a inter-dimend barrier and took turns with you
Jesus I'm a fucking degenerate
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>>2701553
And very bad at grammar
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>>2701558
I'm very bad in English anon so I don't mind.
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So out of curiosity, how much longer are we going to be in japan? Things seem more-or-less wrapped up, and we left a bunch of teenage girls in our house.

Also, when is that demon from the first thread going to show up again?
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>>2701553
>offer her own v card to him
"He's my dad, me!"
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>>2701571
She's training to become a suitable servant to us.
The bar keeps rising, though.
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>>2701553
You really are.

That's what fantasies are for though I guess.

At least you're able to recognize it enough to not reveal power levels IRL.

It's just degens and edgy wanna-be degen teens here anyways.
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>>2700729
That sounds retarded. About the only good part was the divine wind being lost by japan.
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>>2701584
We're hugging cthulhu no matter what you say.
Cthulhu fhtagn.
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>>2700896
What if Nyarlathotep is what happens when a man signs a magical girl contract.
He is our only home-grown elder god.
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>>2701553
We've seen worse, some of us are worse
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I guess I kind of have to continue after someone wrote their own update, so stay tuned, I guess.

>>2700615
>but what was the war like in the pacific?
Nobody wants to talk about it. I had a couple of grandfathers that were both in that theatre (the real one, not this quest), and we only figured out their service records after they died and we went through their files. They just DID NOT WANT to talk about it.

>>2700729
>MacArthur is a European Great Dragon who just hangs out in wars for fun
I actually was thinking about that as I wrote last night. I'm not sure one way or the other. Humans do crazy things too.

>>2701553
Dare ya to put any of that in red truth. Or gold truth.

>>2701583
>It's just degens and edgy wanna-be degen teens here anyways.
I feel mildly insulted.
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>>2701564
Now I feel bad for insulting you

You took that so cordially
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>>2701584
If I get one idea out of 5 paragraphs than that's still more than you. I'll take it.
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After realizing what I said and IF we ever make rounds on Mary MG squad I think our wife will truly leave us like the fox she is. And also that plan B.
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>>2701636
From what I can tell it was a lot of dirty, very dark fighting, U.S Marines and ANZAC's fighting in harsh tropical conditions against an enemy that didn't fear death, pain or hardship

Just imagine throwing supernatural shit into that mess, a lot more bad ways to go.

In respect for those who had family I won't try to throw in my thoughts on what kind of supernatural forces each side had.
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>>2701636
> It's just degens and . . .

I wasn't excusing myself from that. I also don't think you're really insulted so much as offended because I'm right.

The difference is being self aware of your degeneracy so that you can role play characters that aren't degenerates. In the game, and in real life.

You seem to have a good handle on that concept, but this is the 4chans and some people get so used to letting out their shit here they become like, I don't know the /r9k/ or /pol/ equivalent of gay camp behaviour.

Bunch of flaming faggots that forget how to turn it off to roleplay sometimes.

Then again, my shitposting between story posts probably shows I've been here far too long myself.
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>>2701676
>>2701636
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>>2700543
You pat Hamasaki's head, ruffling her hair.

She looks up at you.

"Ya did good, kid," you tell her, with a final pat, "let's hope we can keep it up."

"I hope," she says, looking over at Sachio, "that we can negotiate good things for this valley."

"That's the spirit," you say, "and do your legends say there's a path into Hell around here?"

Hamasaki recoils a litte.

"If Izanagi could not sustain himself on that path," she asks, "how do you think you could?"

Well, you don't really have a good answer to that. If a god couldn't walk it, how could you?

"I'm enough of a moron," you tell the shrine maiden, "that I'd try anyway."

"Good for you," she says, "I do not know where it is. I know this valley, and I know the goddess of it, and now," she tells you looking around the room, "I know the youkai of it. I only know of a path to the afterlife through legends."

Well, that's a wash. And you trust this girl a lot more than you might someone entrenched in a monastery or larger shrine.

"Good for you," you tell her, patting her on the head, "if that's all you ever need to know."

She gives you an unusually questioning look, but decides to go back to her food.

By this point, the dinner's practically wrapped up, except for a few guys who've started singing songs, and you head off to bed (well, at least the futon-on-the-floor thing these folks call a 'bed'), snuggling into Liska.

>So did we make an improvement here?
>So how do you feel about concubines?
>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?
>So what do you think about that shrine maiden?
>WRITE IN QUESTIONS FOR YOUR WIFE
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>>2701640
Even ignoring that I have been participating in this quest the whole time, that doesn't mean you vomiting up bad ideas is something to be thankful for.
American presidents are heroes as a requirement? Define hero. There seems to be a great deal of smallpox blankets,slavery, mass genocide on multiple occasions,internment camps,manifest destiny due to the white man's burden, warmongering, collateral damage, and the like inherent in that definition of hero.
The requirement dropping at Clinton is far too late when you consider that Nixon was involved in the occult and his own actions.
The Yokai in china having their own little war makes little sense since Japan just lost it's divine backing, which would render them weak to supernatural retaliation by everything. The chinese and Korean Yokai were doing something, but they were clearly irrelevant to the pacific theatre at large or locally defeated by the armies of Japan.

But since you want me to make up an idea in order to matter.

Fucking swarms of tarantulas and locusts that blot out the sun?
The dust bowl was clearly a biblical plague.
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>>2701725
>>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?
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>>2701725
>>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?

I'm very iffy about that concubine comment
I'm personally fine with the monogamous waifu we have
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>>2701676
>I also don't think you're really insulted
No, I meant that response humorously. I'm not offended either, depending on your definition of 'degenerate'.

I've written motorcycle porn, fight scenes described as sex, and apparently enough sexual tension someone writefagged a fuckin' omake for it. I fit a lot of definitions of 'degenerate'.
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>>2701725
>So how do you feel about concubines?
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>>2701725
>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?
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>>2701745
I could see it being said in jest. Though the wife might have more hands on experience with it than we realize.
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>>2701725
>So did we make an improvement here?
>So how do you feel about concubines?
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>>2701765
no
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>>2701725
>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?

>>2701761
i almost forgot that this happened
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>>2701725
>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?
>So did we make an improvement here?
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>>2701801
>>2701765
It's clearly time to start meditating under waterfalls to strengthen our will because the sword is starting to be able to possess us ever so slowly.
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>>2701725
>>So did we make an improvement here?
>>So was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?
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>>2701730
You need to read more classical literature to understand that's what most "Heroes" have been.

Never said they were "Good".

Also I said a good idea, that's why you just gotta pop them out. Work through them. Get criticism.

Like is there a disgraced Nixon, driven out from his position due to falling to dark powers?
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>>2701842
I understand what (and who) the term hero actually comes from.
The idea that the president has to be a hero is also antithetical to the very creation of america and its associated documentation. It's extremely unamerican to the core.
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>>2701725
"So," you ask your wife, under the covers of the futon, "was this how you expected the 'nice little visit to the in-laws' to go?"

It's too dark to see her flush, but you can feel the heat from her face.

"No," Liska whispers at you, "but I'm kind of glad it turned out like this. Sachio's going to be better for them than my old man, and you've smoothed," Liska continues, her voice vibrating along the back of your neck and up into your ear, "a lot of things between the town in the valley and the youkai on the mountain."

You can feel her press against your back, and those pointed teeth graze your earlobe.

"Sachio wanted to be friendly," you whisper, "I just helped them figure out what was necessary to keep our valley intact."

When did you begin talking about everyone here as 'we' and 'our'? You've already been doing it for a while, haven't you?

Family. And a weird halo beyond that. You're never going to understand feudal politics, at least, not rationally.

"And he wouldn't have been able to truck it without you," Liska says, rolling you over and somehow landing on top of you, "you're a human that deals with the supernatural on equal terms," she tells you, rearing up as her hands go lower, "god," she says, leaning up against you and whispering in your ear, "so that's why I married you."

'Equal terms', huh?

>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
>Melon's sleeping in the room - you can't just go for it here, much as you'd want to
>I'm tired. (And I'll sleep better while you're with me.)
>WRITE IN
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>>2701725
>So did we make an improvement here?
>So what do you think about that shrine maiden?
>So, do you want to try for another child?
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>>2701636
>wtf am i reading
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>>2701856
>>Melon's sleeping in the room - you can't just go for it here, much as you'd want to
>>I'm tired. (And I'll sleep better while you're with me.)
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>>2701856
>>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there

>>2701862
>So, do you want to try for another child?

I'm for this too.
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>>2701856
>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
>>2701803
Yes
>>2701814
I just saying it's starting to up bring up good points more and more often
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>>2701856

>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
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>>2701856
>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
>Want to try for a second one, Honey?
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>>2701856
>Complain about the futon not being a proper bed
>be proven wrong
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>>2701856
> Sneak off with Liska to bone outside

Rather get caught there than by our kid. Also it would be hotter.

Also

> Idly wonder if being a land god means Liskas Mom is always watching then immediately repress that thought
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>>2701856
>>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
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>>2701862
17:00 - 17:20 Voting period or so.

Don't take these posts absolutely seriously.

>>2701730
>heroes
That status is always determined by the victors.

They write the histories, no?

>There seems to be a great deal of smallpox blankets,slavery, mass genocide on multiple occasions,internment camps,manifest destiny due to the white man's burden, warmongering, collateral damage, and the like inherent in that definition of hero.
That is how you kill gods. You destroy their people, you take their land.

The colonizers in the Americas did as much as they could to uproot and destroy any native religions/gods. This is part of the reason American-style modernity/postmodernity isn't friendly to gods. Mao Zedong in China? Why do you think he tried to create a state without gods or religion? He was probably fighting the Imperial Mandate and the Celestial Bureaucracy.

And apparently, he won somehow.

Nobody knows how that happened.
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>>2701914
>They write the histories, no?
Not really true. They try to write the history but people still remember.
Eg The Trung sisters of Vietnam. They got raped and were so platinum mad that they assembled an army of kung fu berserker women that kicked China's ass so hard before being defeated that China refuses to admit it ever happened to this day
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>>2701914
> implying he won when its now turned into them being the Fredoom fighters and there HQ is in Tiwan.
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>>2701856
>>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
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Eh Sue is too young and impulsive, only thing I can see that happening is her confronting the wife about that

And the only other person that might consider is Harriet since she is so jadded
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>>2701856
>Ok, you know where this is going, and you're taking Liska all the way there
This is how we unlock our fox form
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>>2701856
You know where this is going.

And, honestly, you're pretty alright with it going there.

"Equal?" you ask, breaking out from under Liska and getting on top somehow, "you think these are equal terms?"

"No," Liska whispers at you, "but I like them anyway."

"Fuck me," she breathes into your ear.

Her eyes are shining, and you think about taking this outside, until you remember the carpet of refugees from the flood out there.

...That would just be a little too exhibitionist for your tastes.

Alright, you were perhaps going to complain about the floor futon as not being a proper bed, but, uh, it certainly works for this.

And you don't really remember where things end and where you fall into a deep sleep.

God, at least you don't dream about your sister again.

Not like THAT, the dream where you follow her into Hell.

>When you wake up, Melon's already gone
>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
>You just sort of casually wake up, Liska sprawled across you
>WRITE IN
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>>2701914
I got a feeling that some of the Celestial Beaurocracy got pushed out to taiwan and South-East Asia, where they and Islam have an uneasy relationship.
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>>2702031
>>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
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>>2702031
>You just sort of casually wake up, Liska sprawled across you
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>>2702031
>You just sort of casually wake up, Liska sprawled across you
Can we relax for the day?
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>>2702031
>>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
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>>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
>"And you're gonna be a big sister. Sooner or later.

>>2702005
>This is how we unlock our fox form
But anon, we're already a fox.
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>>2702038
17:44 - 17:55 Voting period and all that

At this point, I should probably stay out of commenting on the thread for a bit.

As I should have all along.

>>2702050
>But anon, we're already a fox.
A silver fox.
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>>2702031
>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
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>>2702031
>When you wake up, Melon's already gone
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>>2702031
>>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
"Oh My god MOM!, he is my DAD!!
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>>2702031
>>When you wake up, Melon's already standing over you and beginning on a "he's my dad..."
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>>2702031
>You just sort of casually wake up, Liska sprawled across you
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>>2702031
>You wake up to your daugther's school ringing your phone at 2am
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>>2702031
> You wake up holding Freebles.
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>>2702031
You're rudely awakened by a "HE'S MY DAD, uh, MOM!" from Melon.

Oh, right, she was sleeping in the room.

"And how do you think you got here?" Liska asks, half asleep, and still sprawled across you.

Your daughter goes red.

"You know," your wife says, stretching out against you, "I did give most of that slideshow from experience."

Then she leans up, toward Melon, as shock flashes across your daughter's face (and your wife's elbow digs into your chest).

"And this guy," Liska says, poking you with a finger, "was the first one I thought would be a decent father."

"Considering the roster," you mutter, thinking about a few of the things you've learned recently, "I'm not flattered."

"Hush," Liska says, looking back at you with a grin, "considering the roster, you should be. You're the only one who could kill a wendigo."

Melon's just standing there, looking back and forth between you and Liska. Granted, it's not a long distance, barely a flicker of the eyes.

But you can see in her eyes that her world's been turned topsy-turvy.

>Ok, I'm going to give my own talk [WRITE IN, BUT I'M GOING TO EDIT THE SHIT OUT OF THESE]
>We both did some stuff before we settled down.
>Didn't you have training with Haru today?
>I fucked your mom.
>WRITE IN
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>>2702145
>We both did some stuff before we settled down.
>Didn't you have training with Haru today?
>...Uh, so Melon... How would you feel about having a little brother or sister?
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>>2702157
supporting
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>>2702157
18:17 - 18:27 Voting period and such.
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>>2702145
>>We both did some stuff before we settled down.
>>But what are your thoughts on a sibling?

>I fucked your mom.
Excuse me as I bust a gut after we busted a nut in our wife. I can't help but hear the lyrics of "Stacey's Mom" but it's "Melon's Mom" instead.
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>>2702145
>We both did some stuff before we settled down.
Some more than others, like a lot more, but that's besides the point
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>>2702145
I'm not flattered...
>big guy who could kill a wendigo
For you.

>Ok, I'm going to give my own talk [WRITE IN, BUT I'M GOING TO EDIT THE SHIT OUT OF THESE]
>I mean I'm not your damn kid, you don't have to protect me from the female cooties. Well maybe those from crazy magical girls...
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>>2702145
>Didn't you have training with Haru today?
>...Uh, so Melon... How would you feel about having a little brother or sister?
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>>2702145
>But you can see in her eyes that her world's been turned topsy-turvy.

i love that expression; when the kid realizes that mom and dad aren't asexual, boring beings that create kids by mitosis. I can already imagine Melon calling her friends and asking them if they knew their parents have sex.
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>>2702232
She's so precious, like an innocent little angel that decided to become our daughter.
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>>2702145
It's ok to freak out a little honey. In the end it doesn't matter since you still love us.
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>>2702157
Kek, sounds funny, supporting.
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>>2702145
>We both did some stuff before we settled down.


>>2702176
Oh mate we should have that playing on the plane home or when we deive but to our house
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>>2702145
>>Didn't you have training with Haru today?
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>>2702145
Oh hell. You're going to have to give some sort of defence of all this that doesn't lead into Melon thinking it's ok to do half, uh, a quarter, uh, an eighth, a sixteenth, well, really, any of the shit you pulled when you were her age.

Oh HELL.

Humor's the only refuge here.

"I'm a big guy," you say, looking at Liska, "for you."

You wife collapses in giggles on your chest, "if I pull that off -" she begins, her hand wandering downward.

"If I pull these off," you say, tweaking Liska's ears, "would you die?" and she yelps.

"It would be extremely painful," your wife tells you, grinning, "nobody cared who I was until I put on the ears."

Wait, aren't her folk BORN with ears?

"We both," you say, looking up at Melon, "messed around a bit before we settled down."

"And you're messing around a lot after you 'settled down'!" your daughter almost yells at you, "I'd be surprised if you two didn't pull Sue into your bed or something!"

You take a glance at Liska, and that smile is far too wide. Alright, well there's the answer to the 'concubine question' you never asked. But that's a predatory grin if you've ever seen one.

You're not really sure about Sue's chances of survival if she ever does end up...

No, she's young enough to be your daughter. She's you daughter's friend. You're just not going to think about the possibility that she might end up there.

Wait, did Melon just suggest that?

"We're married," Liska says, looking over at Melon, "it's a license to -"

And you cut her off.

"Didn't you have training with uncle Haru today?" you ask, as innocently as you can with a naked kitsune draped over you.

Ok, that's not very innocent at all, and the bedsheet's gotten pulled around a lot...

"You're not fobbing me off, dad," Melon tells you, crossing her arms.

>Uh... Melon, how do you feel about having a little brother or sister?
>Uh... Melon, this is sort of how it all works. That IS how you got here.
>Uh... Melon, we're married, we're sexually active adults, it's sort of how things go. That IS how you got here.
>Uh... Melon's mom has got it goin' on
>WRITE IN
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>>2702365
>Uh... Melon's mom has got it goin' on
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>>2702365
>>Uh... Melon's mom has got it goin' on
Yes.
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>>2702365
Start with...
>Uh... Melon, we're married, we're sexually active adults, it's sort of how things go. That IS how you got here.
Leading to...
>Besides... Melon's mom has got it goin' on.
And ending with...
>Say, Melon, how do you feel about having a little brother or sister?
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>>2702365
>Uh... Melon's mom has got it goin' on
>This is sort of how it all works. That IS how you got here.
>Uh... how do you feel about having a little brother or sister?

I just want a baby sibling for Melon to dote on.
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>>2702365
>>Uh... Melon, this is sort of how it all works. That IS how you got here.
>>Uh... Melon, we're married, we're sexually active adults, it's sort of how things go. That IS how you got here.
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>>2702365
>Uh... Melon, we're married, i'd say this is what happens in an healthy marriage between healthy people...
>how do you feel about having a little brother or sister?
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>>2702390
Supporting!
We will scarr our daughter so badly that Shelby wont get ANY until like the 3rd year of marriage because our horrible dad-jokes will keep running through her head along with our laughing face whenever the subject of sex comes up.

Dad's have their own form of curses and magic.
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>>2702377
19:12 - 19:25 voting period and all that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4

I'm still not sure why I did any of this, but I warned you horny fucks that Melon was in the room.
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>>2702413
I didn't even get a chance to vote, I think they assumed that if they took that option Melon would mysteriously not be there. Or they are stupid. Ohwell.
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>>2702413
should have told our wife to be quiet, woops
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>>2702365
Melon honey, As much as I dislike the idea ever happening until spontaneously have an instinctual need for grandkids since i'm your dad, you're probably going to end up doing this with some guy or girl you fall in love with eventually. Do you really want to give me the authority to interrupt you during all of that because I find it icky?
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>>2702413
Nigga I was asleep during this whole "Do you fug waifu in front of everyone or not" choice for like 8 to 12 hours. I have yet to develop the ability to sleepshitpost so I can't help my fellow niggas in that area.
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>>2702365
>Uh... Melon's mom has got it goin' on
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>>2702431
Anons literally cannot avoid an opportunity to get their imaginary dicks wet.
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>>2702456
It's amazing how easy anons are to manipulate. Normal people would have just cuddled. Liska probably has been using some sort of magical vitality supplements to make us extra horny.
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>>2702413
give us the chance, and 8/10 times we will go for the incest/harem rute
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>>2702409
I can support this
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>>2702456
That's why you have to lock the qmc down early on with a waifu open to threesomes
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>>2702390
Supporting this too...messing with daughters is fun
we can also offer hands on training with liska too
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>>2702390
supporting
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>>2702365
"Melon's mom," you say, with the straightest face you can muster, "has got it goin' on."

"Dad are you really?" Melon asks, but you just pause as Liska wraps herself around you and waves her tails graciously.

Then you hear electric guitars from outside your room. Jokes are dangerous when you're staying in a castle with a bunch of people who have supernatural hearing.

And electric guitars.

"She's all I want," you tell your daughter, "and I waited for so long."

You can feel Liska giggle against you, as the idiots outside continue with the chorus, and Melon's jaw drops.

"Melon, can't you see," you tell your daughter, "this is just how it goes."

"I know it might be right," you say, "but I'm in love with Melon's mom."

Alright, the idiots outside are fucking around with the guitar solo now.

"We're married," you tell your gobsmacked daughter, "we're adults, healthy marriage, look, how do you think you got here?"

And you manage to catch the guitars for a last go at "I'm in love with Melon's mom!" and you give Liska a squeeze.

"So," Liska asks your blushing daughter, to the sound of rushing footsteps clearing out of the corridor, "how do you feel about a little brother or sister?"

"I.. uh," she stammers, "I've got lessons with uncle Haru!" she yells and bolts from the room.

3... 2... 1...

"AND WHAT WERE YOU DOING WITH THAT GUITAR, UNCLE!?!?" you hear from the corridor.

He was one of the guitarists the other night, wasn't he?

>So, Liska, do you think that's going to keep Melon out of trouble?
>So, what do you think of that shrine maiden?
>So, what do you think the next step is for getting this all straightened out?
>So, how about going back to bed?
>WRITE IN
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>>2702551
>So, Liska, do you think that's going to keep Melon out of trouble?
>So, what do you think the next step is for getting this all straightened out?
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>>2702551
So, how about going back to bed?
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Rolled 31, 74 = 105 (2d100)

>>2702551
>>So, how about we put another bun in your oven *lewd smile intensifies*

Rolling for copulation and also <50 male >50 female
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>>2702551
>Write In
I noticed that grin when Melon made that comment about Sue, should I be worried that she gave you ideas?
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>>2702551
>So, Liska, do you think that's going to keep Melon out of trouble?
>So, what do you think the next step is for getting this all straightened out?
>You know I was being serious about making another kid you know...
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>>2702559
19:55 - 20:05 voting period.

We're all in love with Melon's mom.
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>>2702572
>>2702551
Wait, let me change that last one to
>I don't know about you but I'm down for making another kid
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>>2702551
>So, Liska, do you think that's going to keep Melon out of trouble?
>So, what do you think the next step is for getting this all straightened out?
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>>2702551
>So, Liska, do you think that's going to keep Melon out of trouble?

>So, what do you think the next step is for getting this all straightened out?
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>>2702569
read
>>2701368
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>>2702599
oh I know, don't worry I know.
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>>2702588
Not to be that guy but I think we should think about an additional kid after we evade imminent death that awaits us in a year. You know, the whole world ending thing.
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Fuck, I just missed this, oh well.
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>>2702634
Why not both? Maybe we can have some SYMBOLISM about the baby's birth being a new beginning after we defeat the world ending event.
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>>2702551
>So, what do you think of that shrine maiden?
>So, what do you think the next step is for getting this all straightened out?
>So, how about going back to bed?
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>>2702641
maybe in case our wife has to help fight a world eating serpent or something of that caliber?
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>>2702656
That's a fair enough argument I suppose. Although with the amount of screwing our wife we should not be shocked by our wife's potential second pregnancy.
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>>2702551
Well, it's probably better that he's trying to make fun of you with a guitar than some other ways. And at least he's got a humorous side that isn't malicious.

Although Melon might go at him again...

Ah, who cares.

"What do you think about another kid after we straighten this out?" you whisper into your wife's ear.

"You know what I think already," she says, suddenly on top of you, "I just wish I had better biology for it," Liska tells you, twitching her ears, "Melon's an exception - I should have had a litter."

You're not really sure if that's on you or her. Are your 'swimmers' like the battleships on the wrong side of the Russo-Japanese war? Considering you've only had one kid in twenty or so years of trying, they're definitely not the Midway fleet.

Well, you are pushing fifty.

Or is it her? 'Should have had a litter' - seems Liska might be almost infertile for her race, if she's only had Melon so far.

There's no point in wondering. It'll happen if it happens. And you just hope it won't be born into one of the apocalypses Harriet's seen.

And you're not getting magical 'help' on it until after that's averted.

"You're fine, dear," you say, scratching her behind the ears, "Melon's a damn good kid. You think that little... musical lecture's going to keep her out of trouble?"

"Hah!" she barks, "for a bit. She'll break Shelby's hips one day," Liska tells you, lying against you in the bed, "if he doesn't figure things out fast enough."

Wait a second. You thought Kelly's redheaded son was interested, but Melon didn't know?

And your wife thinks Melon's interested, but the kid's too dense?

This is starting to sound too much like two halves of a fission bomb's core.

Or a bad romcom plot.

>That guy's unstable as hell - tried to streetrace me, and seems like he's looking for death as hard as Sue
>You think that's going to be good for her?
>Wait, our little Melon would do that?
>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
>WRITE IN
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>>2702749
>You think that's going to be good for her?
>Wait, our little Melon would do that?
>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
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>>2702749
>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something
Dun dun dun
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>>2702749
>That guy's unstable as hell - tried to streetrace me, and seems like he's looking for death as hard as Sue
>You think that's going to be good for her?
>Wait, our little Melon would do that?
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>>2702749
>You think that's going to be good for her?
>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.

>>2702760
of course she would, look how her mother is
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>>2702749
>>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
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>>2702749
>You think that's going to be good for her?
>Wait, our little Melon would do that?
>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
Oh my, these options.
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>>2702749
>That guy's unstable as hell - tried to streetrace me, and seems like he's looking for death as hard as Sue
>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
If he didn't have a death wish the size of the grand canyon then sure I can see it. He's just gotta curb that boner for death.
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>>2702777
Wel her mother is into younger guys
Since shes like 14 times our age
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>>2702760
20:42 - 20:52 Voting period.

>>2702792
>Oh my, these options.
That's why there's a fucking [WRITE IN] option.
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>>2702804
>>>2702749
>>That guy's unstable as hell - tried to streetrace me, and seems like he's looking for death as hard as Sue
>>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
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>>2702749
He's got a good heart, but he needs to sort out whatever his issues are first. I can feel em from a mile away.
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>>2702749
>>You think that's going to be good for her?
>>Wait, our little Melon would do that?
>>Could be worse. She could be into older men or something.
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>>2702749
"You sure that's gonna be good for her?" you ask into one of Liska's fluffy ears, "guy's unstable as hell, tried to streetrace me, and he's..." you try to think of a good way the phrase the next piece, "he's looking for death as hard as Sue is."

"Most of us are looking for death," your wife tells you, "until we find someone we want to hang on to. Why do you think I was drinking myself blind in San Diego?"

That's a sobering thought. But after a few hundred years, and some of the things she'd been involved with...

"He's a Natural," she says, "right? Odds are, he doesn't make it to thirty. Either he bites off more than he can chew, or a demon pops in to take him. Doesn't make a difference if he's looking for death or not."

"You're really not making a good case for Melon getting invested in him," you tell her. "seeing as our daughter's probably got a few hundred years in her."

"All the more reason she should be happy for some of them," Liska says, and you can see the tendons in her neck tighten, "long lifespans aren't all they're cracked up to be," she tells you, rising from the bed, and you wonder how many men ran away from their fox-brides, rather than kitsune running away from them.

"I love you," she says, claws erupting from her fingertips, "this has been the best twenty years of my life. And you're a damn good father to Melon," she tells you, eyes fading back into her face, "but I've been around for a long fucking time. And I'll be around after you die. Even if Melon only gets a few good years of of it," Liska says, and you can see tears in those empty eyes, "it's going to be worth it a hundred years from now. She'll still remember."

"Well," you tell your wife, cracking a smile, "at least she's not into older men or something."

And Liska starts giggling. The facade of an avenging goddess crumbles under her laughter.

"I really married you for the jokes," she whispers in your ear, "and, well, I can't deny you were a bad boy I thought I could redeem or something. And you had the core of being a good dad inside you somewhere. But everything after that's just been icing on the cake."

"Glad I could deliver," you tell her, as Liska snuggles back up to you.

>I'm pretty sure we shouldn't intervene in Melon's love life, then
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
>I'm guessing they're serving breakfast. You want to...?
>WRITE IN
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>>2702962
>>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
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>>2702962
>>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2702962
>>I'm guessing they're serving breakfast. You want to...?
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>>2702962
>>>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2702962
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2702962
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2702962
>>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed

>>If Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - you 'll probably hear my jokes many more years in the future.
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>>2702962
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
if possible, a way that doesn't involve dragon dicks
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>>2702962
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
>I'm guessing they're serving breakfast. You want to...?
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>>2702962
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?

I mean hell, if Berine and Heinrich can pull it off then why can't we?
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>>2702962
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2702962
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
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>>2702962
>>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
>>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
>>I'm guessing they're serving breakfast. You want to...?
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>>2702962
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
If/when we finally get bored with it, we'll march our family out in the outer realm and fight some Lovecraftian deities. It's as good an end as any, assuming we actually *want* to die. We'd probably win otherwise...
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
Attempt distraction when she agrees, suggest Harriet or Mary instead since they're less likely to accept. Stumble when we realize we just added to the fire like a dumbass. Ponder that it's almost like our actions are decided by a set of fickle gods sometimes.
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>>2702967
21:31 - 21:45 Voting period.

Pic related, per pacts with dragons.

And yes, there were anons in former threads that memed about it.
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>>2702962
>>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
>>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2702962
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed

>>I'm guessing they're serving breakfast. You want to...?
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>>2702962
>You looked rather... excited about getting Sue into our bed
>Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2703006
I'm still proud of the fact that our Caim memes came true.
I'm not however proud of the fact that our precious backyard got turned into a bloodsport arena, but I gotta deal with it like a man instead of a whimpering babby that gave away his ability to sing to "bring his waifu back from the dead"
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>>2702810
No, I meant that in a positive way, if it sounded like I was shitting on your writing skills, that's the opposite of my intentions.
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>>2703005
Oh this is good, supporting
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>>2702962
Heinrich's been with Bernie for about 1100 years - is there a way to?
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>>2703005
Supporting
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>>2702962
>>2703005
I vote this
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"Heinrich's been with Bernie for something like eleven hundred years," you tell her, "want to hear my jokes for over a millenia?"

"Dragons are..." Liska starts off, "different. They're halfway into the other world when they're born. And the contracts they make with mortals, well, the pacts, that's what they call them, they take something. And neither party knows what until it's done," she continues, whispering into your ear, "I'm betting Heinrich can't have children."

That's not really much of a drawback, considering the relationship he seems to have with Bernie.

"I can't do that," Liska tells you, "I'm not a dragon. And I want your kids."

You never would have figured that out. Either one of those things.

Not in a million years.

...At some point, the sarcasm in your head is going to shut off, right?

"Well," you whisper into the fluff of her ear, "you looked a bit excited when Melon talked about Sue getting in our bed."

"OF COURSE SHE WAS," you hear through your temples, "ANY FIRST WIFE WORTH HER SALT WOULD WANT YOU TO EXPAND YOUR DYNASTY!"

That was about the last time and place you'd ever want to hear the Sengoku Spook's opinion on something. And the sword's hanging on the fucking wall!

Hell, it's been watching.

"I, uh," Liska starts, and then relaxes on the bed next to you, "seven hundred years is a long time, and I've been on every side of every line."

That's almost a rhyme.

But you're pretty sure you know what's coming next.

"I'd fuck her," Liska whispers, "I'd fuck her with you, I'd make you fuck her, I'd make her fuck me" she says, her voice echoing huskily in her throat, then she rears up to look you in the eyes, "but it would get damn messy afterward, emotionally, if nothing else," your wife tells you, "and I didn't think you'd be ok with it," she finishes.

You're just going to ignore the fact that your wife just said she'd, uh, screw one of Melon's friends. A girl young enough to be your daughter, and definitely young enough to be hers.

"What about Harriet or Mary?" you ask, hoping to fend things off with unlikely candidates.

Liska lays back down against you and says "I kind of want to be there for Harriet's introduction to cock - pretty sure she's a lesbian. And you stack up pretty well against a minotaur."

Well, that's comforting. Sort of.

Wait, you didn't even ask about Karen, and Liska volunteered that?

"And I've never been with a goddess," she says.

That's a lot to take in at once. Your wife is telling you she'd, well, go for it with any of them?

"But I, uh," your wife whispers to you, "look, I'd rather be with you. And... I don't think you'd be down for any of that. And things would get pretty complicated afterward."

You don't really have a reply. You've been trying very hard to not think about that ...side of your daughter's friends.

"Can't really fault you," you tell your wife, "but I think they're serving breakfast now."

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>>2703172
Isn’t the reason we didn’t suggest Karen is because we thought she’s interested in the Minotaur?
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>>2703194
I left her out because I figured she'd be the most likely to go for it after Sue. She'd probably get a laugh out of banging her friend's parents.
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You get up, and Liska looks at you. You're not really sure whether that was the best course here, but at least you've made it clear you're not disgusted.

The two of you throw on your clothes, and your wife fixes your tie for you.

"You look better than any of those idiots in the main hall," Liska tells you, as you step out of your room, arm-in-arm.

You're head's still reeling a little as you walk down the corridor.

Then you step out into the main hall.

You can hear Sachio yelling in Japanese, then he repeats himself in English: "the man who made it happen, my brother!"

Cheers.

Well, better than boos. You notice that the shrine maiden's seated by his right hand.

The motley crew of humans and youkai are assembled around the lower tables, and the old dudes from last night are still at the high table.

Well, it looks like nobody's gotten eaten.

>Sachio, what did I make happen?
>Hamasaki, did something happen?
>Kelly, when's your flight out?
>Alright, when do the government guys get here?
>WRITE IN
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>>2703202
>>Sachio, what did I make happen?
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>>2703202
>>Sachio, what did I make happen?
Much as I like Hamasaki, may as well get our bro to talk us up some.

I'm guessing this is some "uniting the disparate races" thing?

Can we take them to Hell with us?
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>>2703202
>>Sachio, what did I make happen?
>>Hamasaki, did something happen?

Well if someone has to be the concubine it will be Harriet or Sue considering wife made interestkng points
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>>2703202
>Sachio, what did I make happen?
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>>2703202
>Sachio, what did I make happen?
>>2703172
she into some shiiit, we should probably clarify our position on this so we don't get some weird crap happening. Also fucking sue is probably a fast track to melon rage
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>>2703223
>>2703226
Harriet is technically in her 40's if i remember well, that'd be amusing

but i'm in the "we have thought but our wife is the only one for us" camp
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>>2703216
22:50 - 23:00 Voting period and all that.

>>2701368
>>2702971
>>2702980
>>2702982
>>2702997
>>2702999
>>2703000
>>2703011
>>2703012
>>2703016
>>2703005
I hope you are all very happy.

Yes, apparently your dadliness is all that stands between you and a lot of teenage pussy. Are you a bad enough dude to take the high road? Other folks might get to Loch Lomond before you, but please, please, take the high road, even if others get to Scotland afore ye.
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We need to show them all the "fatherly" love they never received.
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>>2703202
>>Sachio, what did I make happen?

God, I can't believe I didn't realize it before. The contracts with rats don't always grant the girls magic, sometimes they already have it. Mary always had the "goddess" in her. She's one a new God of North America.
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>>2703248
Eh with Sue I want to wait a couple of years to see if she either matured or still has feelings despite getting older at the very least.

However I’m okay with Harriet for some weird teaskn
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>>2703248
Part of it is just to mess with you, Haiku. Part of it is to mess with the MC.

If I were to honestly swing us for anything romance-related, it'd be to pair up others. Always pair the spares!

>>2703256
Maybe with the vacuum of godliness in North America, people are simply imbued with the power as godliness tries to express itself somehow. Maybe there's a more fundamental force that *requires* divinity in a region to balance things out.
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>>2703248
I'm assuming you're asking nicely that we don't lewd the magical girls, I can agree with this, but I believe is Sue made another push for the D, I think the wife might crack and push her to us.

Harriet on the other hand well...If her situation is well known I suppose it's really not as...mentally dangerous considering she's basically almost as old as we are after 30 tries I'd put her maybe at mentally 20+ years old.

But my main point is that it has to make sense within the world and with the characters personalities I will get so mad if it's forced.

While I don't prefer us enhancing our marriage with teenage pussy, if it goes naturally I can't stop it, but damned if I won't dig my heels in if it's forced.
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>>2703266

instead of directly loving all the girs we play matchmaker dad? I can dig this
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>>2703248
Life is short in the fast lane
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>>2703268
>I think the wife might crack and push her to us.
Some fucker already wrote that. There's no point in me re-writing it.

I am too influenced by everything posted in thread.
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>>2703268
Fuck it, just set Harriet up with the nice Miko.
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>>2703248
A teenage girl looking for parental male attention and affection is a dangerous thing.

We have to channel our dadliness and understand that any feelings of attraction to us are mostly their desire for their own fathers love and approval. There is a reason that a LOT of poorly adjusted girls who become strippers have daddy issues. Sex appeal becomes one of the only ways for them to achieve some kind of affection from older men (and a lot of money).

In the end inviting any of them into our bed would be a pretty scummy thing. Both towards our wife, towards our daughter, and towards them. As well as it would likely make us feel like shit afterwards, possibly Liska too. Just because some fantasy revs your motor doesn't mean you wont feel sick with yourself afterwards.
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>>2703278
Eh like I said it depends and my opinions the closest for that to happen is either Sue or Harriet and even then MC won’t touch them since their teenagers.

At the very least a few years must passed
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>>2703286
Thing is we only have a year so unless the quest continues after the apocalypse that's not happening.
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>>2703276
>>2703266

funny you should mention this i considered pushing Sue towards our brother in law after their duel
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>>2703276
>Mary x Harriet
>Karen x Minotaur
>Need to find a replacement for Sue, maybe Sue x Hamasaki? >>2703292 Nvm, that works.
>Melon x FUCKING NO ONE CAUSE WE'RE HER DAD AND HER LIFE IS SADNESS until she's old enough to move out of the house and live her own life.
>Shelby x Hamasaki to remove Shelby as an option for Melon.
>Tengu x Yuki-onna
There are so many characters I'm forgetting right now. Help me out, anons.
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Rev up your lewdbin cause HaikuDeluge greenlit lewding the mahou shoujo daughterus.
INCLUDING MELON
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>>2703268
>>2703284
What these guys said. I got on since it looked like a humourous vote, but if someone forces it down without consideration I would refuse strongly along with these guys.
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>>2703298
No I don't do shipping, get this fleet of shit out of here.
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>>2703299
What
No
NO!
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>>2703298
>>2703299
I didn't ask for this boner, but god damn.
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>>2703299
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAH
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>>2703302
You might want to accept it. Being a dad is deciding which ships you'll accept involving your kids, after all. To top it of, most of Melon's friends don't seem to have good families, so we might fill in for their shoes as well.

Seriously though, if we keep doing dad stuff it'll work out in the end. We'll be fine even if we don't break out flowcharts.
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>>2703248
Worry not, I won't be voting for such filth. Until our stamina reaches god level, where Fox Waifu needs help to keep up with us.
Seriously though, if it happens naturally and grows from a situation in a way that makes sense, I won't object. But I still want DAD Quest over a harem quest.
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>>2703324
I did not join this quest to be nosy parental match-maker, get this shipping shit out of here especially with that minotaur crap we already dealt with that I don't want to see that bull again or his ass is grass with buckshot.
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>>2703324
This is that forcing shit that I was talking about it extends not just to ourselves and the wife but all characters.
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>>2703248
Goddamn horny bastards can't be arsed to let us be a proper example for our daughter. If in the afterlife we find out she went full Mebd it's all your fault.
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I agree I want that fucking Minotaur out of our house or if he show up I'll kill him, mount his head on our wall.

only us can lewd the Karen
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>>2703349
Kitsune by default go full medb. kitsune are youkai hedonists.
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>>2703353
>spoiler
Yeah, no, let's keep this as "Dad Quest" not "Jailbait Quest."

And even then, she made the first move, he went along. She's a teenager. Just tell her to not leg lock him and tell him to pull out or have pills on standby or hell, have T.T. whip up some womb blocking magic bullshit like an enchanted IUD. We might be a Foxy DILF, but only our Foxy MILF of a wife gets a ride.
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>>2703385
That doesn't matter I don't want to hear about this minotaur in this quest outside of it helping us fight the apocalypse big bad, outside of that I see it, I'm voting to kill it.
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"Sachio," you say, as you sit down at the table, "what did I make happen?"

He looks at you for a couple seconds, the bursts out laughing.

"You're joking," he gasps, as he recovers, "you don't realize it?"

"Not really," you tell him, "I don't really think I did of much anything. I just came to visit my in-laws."

Kelly gives you a LOOK, then hides his face behind a coat sleeve.

Sachio mutters something in Japanese to Hamasaki, and she hides her mouth behind the voluminous sleeve of her outfit, but you could swear she's shaking with giggles.

"Brother," Sachio says in agonizingly formal tones, "the grease never realizes how it makes the gears turn."

Is this more eastern mystic stuff?

"If you hadn't invited Hamasaki-sama into that car," he says, spreading his hands, "and if I hadn't been lord of the mountain then, and you had not offered hospitality on my behalf, well," he says, waving an arm at the crowd, "half these people wouldn't be here. They'd be dead."

The shrine maiden translates, as Sachio gets up and signals for you to follow him into the corridor.

Well, you've gotten a couple bites of breakfast, at least. You follow him.

"Look," says, as he draws you through the maze that is his castle, "we're having a brotherly discussion. Now, about those stocks..."

And then he mouths "the walls have ears here."

You nod.

Considering that you got a fucking backup chorus on 'Stacy's Mom', when you quoted a line in your own bedroom, he's not wrong.

"Dow's pretty steady today," you tell him, "but some of those specialty picks..." you trail off.

Sachio grins.

After a couple of minutes of that sort of thing, the two of you are alone in a rock garden.

"You taking that sword," Sachio says in a low tone, nodding at the Thousand Year Blade shoved through your belt, "best thing that ever happened to me."

"What?" you ask him, "I thought it was a family heirloom."

"It is," your brother in law, and sworn brother, tells you, "but as long as I had it, I'd never know if what I did was something I really wanted, or something the sword was trying to push me into."

"IT WAS FOR HIS OWN GOOD," pounds through your temples.

"Once I lost it to you," Sachio says, his voice dropping to a whisper, "then I knew that I, I, and not the sword, I was the one that wanted to put my dad down."

Holy shit. You accidentally a coup d'etat? With a drunken fight?

Isn't it usually getting the bloodthirsty talking sword that causes people to do shit like that, not losing it?

"I TRIED FOR YEARS," you hear in your head, "HE DIDN'T BUY IT. HE WOULD NOT BELIEVE ME."

"That pulled the trigger on this," Sachio whispers, "once I realized it was my own will, and not that thing," he finishes with a dark glance at the sword.

>I'm guessing you don't want it back.
>Are you being straight with the townspeople?
>If I invade Hell, can I count on you to come with me, brother?
>Guess I'm a little more than grease, huh?
>LIQUID!!!!!!!!
>WRITE IN
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>>2703405
>>LIQUID!!!!!!!!
>I'm guessing you don't want it back.
>Guess I'm a little more than grease, huh?
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>>2703405
>>>LIQUID!!!!!!!!
>>I'm guessing you don't want it back.
>>Guess I'm a little more than grease, huh?
sure
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>>2703405
>I'm guessing you don't want it back.
>Are you being straight with the townspeople?
>Guess I'm a little more than grease, huh?
>If I invade Hell, can I count on you to come with me, brother?
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>>2703405
>>I'm guessing you don't want it back.
>>For the next trick, we need to have a guys night and get you a nice woman.
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>>2703414
Sure, supporting
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>>2703405
>>Guess I'm a little more than grease, huh?
>>Are you being straight with the townspeople?
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>>2703405
>LIQUID!!!!!!!!
>If I invade Hell, can I count on you to come with me, brother?
>Guess I'm a little more than grease, huh?
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>>2703411
>>>LIQUID!!!!!!!!


not familer with metla gear lore, why is this an option
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Also, Melon is so spending her summers in Japan to learn how to bridge the gaps between the surreal and mundane people.

She's getting her own side-story anime. Becoming the returnee, halfu with blond hair, half-kitsune girl traveling the country, picking up wisdom while helping deal with the super natural with locals.
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>>2703405

>I'm guessing you don't want it back
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>Are you being straight with the townspeople?
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>>2703405
"LIIIQUIIIIIIIID!" you yell, backing up a pace.

"SOLID!" Sachio screams, under the bright morning sun.

"KANEDAAA!" erupts from your throat. It feels right.

Well, it feels more right than having a fight atop a burning nuclear armed tank.

The sword assures you that's your other option here. Seems like it's modernizing in scary ways.

"TETSUOOOO!" Sachio yells at you.

"I'm not going city-destroying tumor on you," you tell the new kitsune lord. Akira was a weird fucking movie, and you're pretty sure that private felt cheated when there wasn't any porn on that bootleg VHS tape.

You still watched the shit out of it. Hell, you only got so many tapes on base.

"And I'm guessing you don't want the sword back," you say, walking toward Sachio.

"You won it off me, remember?" he asks you, stepping toward you, "keep it. And that 'Sue' girl could probably do some damage with it, if you want to loan it out. You're no swordsman."

"I hear she passed the trials," you tell him, "ALL the trials."

"WITH FLYING COLORS," you hear inside your skull, "NEVER HAVE I BEEN HELD BY SUCH A SWORDSMA - WOMAN!"

"No wonder she was such a fun fight," Sachio says, "if it had been for real, she might have taken me out. She's pretty scary."

You can agree with him, but for different reasons.

Wait, a youkai, a guy that fought in the French resistance, is calling her scary?

"Seems like I'm a little more than 'grease', huh?" you ask him.

"I wanted to save face back there," Sachio says with a smirk, waving a hand at the castle.

"Saving face aside," you say in a low tone, stepping up to him, "you being straight with the townspeople?"

He gets that serious look on his face again.

"I don't want another few hundred years of cold war with the them," he whispers to you, "I will NOT be my father."

"Given what I've heard," you whisper back to him, "that's a decent plan."

"I'll use his files to keep the government from getting too snoopy on us, though," Sachio whispers, and you can feel his hot breath on your ear, "that's a rotten tree."

>You're just talking about the 'rot' we uncovered?
>What do think about that shrine maiden - Hamasaki?
>After this, are me and mine still welcome here?
>If I invade Hell, are you in?
>WRITE IN
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>>2703486

why are we even quating metal gear again?
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>>2703486
>What do think about that shrine maiden - Hamasaki?
>After this, are me and mine still welcome here?
As fun as it would be to let him into the "Raid Hell" Crew, Sachio seems to have a lot on his plate concerning his rulership of his dad's properties and such.
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>>2703486
>>You're just talking about the 'rot' we uncovered?
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>>2703486
>What do think about that shrine maiden - Hamasaki?
Rember no taxes for you if you take over edo
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>>2703493
00:32 - 00:42 Voting period.

>>2703432
>why is this an option
>>2703490
>why are we even quoting metal gear again?
It's a joke, based loosely off the 'brother' thing the MC's got going on with Sachio. (And the fact that the sword did the same routine with a copy.) I didn't expect it to take off like that.

I did have an explanation for the Akira reference, though!
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>>2703486
>If I invade Hell, are you in?
>You're just talking about the 'rot' we uncovered?
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>>2703493
Supporting that raid crew part.
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>>2703486
>>You're just talking about the 'rot' we uncovered?
>>After this, are me and mine still welcome here?
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>>2703358
Actually... they're associated with weddings and devoted lovers. If Melon goes that path it's because she's been corrupted.
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RAID HELL INSTANCE DUNGEON

PARTY 1
>Dad
>Liska
>TT
>Kelly
>Shelby

Party 2
>Mary
>Harriet
>Sue
>Karen
>Melon

PARTY 3 (Optional)
>Kelly Wife
>Einz
>Rachel
>TT Wife
>TT imouto

Party 4 (Optional)
>Sachio
>Haru
>Hamasaki(probably)
>Bernie (for fun lulz)
>Heinrich (also for fun)

How is my list?
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>>2703486
"You just talkin' about the 'rot' we uncovered?" you whisper in your brother's fuzzy ear.

"Fuck you," he says, a bit too loudly, then whispers "some of that looks like the shit I saw in occupied France. They don't fit in any category the shinto folks deal with, but a curé would call them demons."

"I might be funding our good friend back there," Sachio says, nodding his head toward the main hall, "getting back into government a few years from now. At least I know he's not one. Saw him when he was in diapers!" your brother finishes, slapping his leg.

So it's here too. Maybe the shrine maiden was right about cities lacking protection against them.

Speaking of which...

"And what do you think of her?" you ask, as the two of you pace around the garden.

"Oh," Sachio says, "Hamasaki-san?"

That was a rather indeterminate 'her' you tossed to him, and he assumed you were talking about the shrine maiden? Interesting.

"She's got a good head," Sachio says, "even if she's never been out of the countryside. Really stepped up during the whole flood thing. And she's been caring for mom's shrine for five years, so I can't say anything bad about her, hey?"

He finishes with a grin.

You've seen that grin before, on Liska's face.

>We've got breakfast to eat
>I thought she was pretty solid
>Be careful she doesn't banish you or something
>'Mediating between the human and the supernatural', huh?
>WRITE IN
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>>2703553
>>Be careful she doesn't banish you or something
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>>2703553
>Be careful she doesn't banish you or something
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>>2703553
>Be careful she doesn't banish you or something
>'Mediating between the human and the supernatural', huh?
>We've got breakfast to eat

TIEM FOR WAFFLES!
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>>2703553
>Be careful she doesn't banish you or something
>'Mediating between the human and the supernatural', huh?
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>>2703553
Mediating between the human and the supernatural', huh?
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>>2703553
>'Mediating between the human and the supernatural', huh?
>Be careful she doesn't banish you or something
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>>2703553
She's too young for you dude. At least wait until she's an adult. (not my real vote. I'm just joking. I swear.)
>>2703553
>She's seems like she has more of a burden on herself than anyone that age should have, not that I can't say the same about Melon and her friends.
>I noticed a few hints over the last few days. Your old man have something to do with the uh.. unfortunate situation that made her shrine maiden? It must take alot of courage to show up here after that.
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>>2703553
>>'Mediating between the human and the supernatural', huh?
>>We've got breakfast to eat
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"Mediating between the human and the supernatural, huh?" you ask, very neutrally.

You're probably on hilariously thin ice here, unless he's joshing you.

Which is always a possibility.

"She's been doing a better job than anyone in the past few hundred years," Sachio tells you, "you should have seen the time they sent onmyoji to kick us out."

That's a real thing?

Given the group of youkai you've seen here, you're pretty sure those guys were lucky if their families got their heads back.

"I jumped the islands pretty soon after that," he continues, "not a fan of how my father handled things - he didn't take kindly to interference in his affairs."

You never would have guessed. But you wonder what sort of hand your brother had in running interference back then.

"And I'm guessing he was on particularly poor terms with anyone serving the land goddess?" you ask, extremely innocently.

The two of you turn back to pace across the stone garden again.

"What," Sachio asks you, with the brightness of an anglerfish's light, "would ever make you think that?"

That's bait. That's bait and you know it. You can see the hook.

So you walk alongside him in silence.

"You know enough of the story," he says, "but when I talked about about a few hundred years of cold war with the local shinto establishment, I wasn't joking."

"That got anything to do with the current shrine maiden's situation?" you mutter at him.

"Last one retired peacefully, as far as I know," he whispers to you, "I think she's living with relatives on a pension. That cold war went ice age after MacArthur came in, or so I hear. But he's definitely the reason there's just a shrine and a maiden for mom instead of a real setup with priests. I haven't visited much since I left."

Can't really fault him for that.

"Hamasaki's carrying one hell of a burden," you tell him, "particularly for someone that young." Although you can't really place her age accurately, and it's probably better than Melon's deal.

Unless..., you think, eyeing your brother. That would be a way to expand his power. And you're wondering.

"Less of one now that the old man's gone," Sachio mutters, "I heard she came up with a complaint against a kappa when she was new. That had to take guts."

"And did it get...?" you ask.

"No idea," Sachio whispers, "I've asked around a bit. One of them got executed, that's for sure, but it's anyone's guess whether it was the culprit or just someone dad thought was getting uppity."

Sounds like it fits with the rest of what you've seen of the old fox's files.

"Be careful she doesn't banish you or something," you tell him.

He gives you a sideways glance, but keeps walking.

>I heard there was breakfast inside
>I heard there's some history in this country with marriages consolidating feudal powerbases? Sounds like you've been around long enough to see some.
>I heard something about tengu teaching martial arts?
>Would you have marched on Tokyo with me last night?
>WRITE IN
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>>2703669
>Would you have marched on Tokyo with me last night?
>I heard there was breakfast inside
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>>2703669
>he's definitely the reason
Just to be clear, the 'he' here refers to the MC's father in law, not MacArthur. On a re-read, I'm not sure that's clear.
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>>2703669
>>I heard there was breakfast inside
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>>2703669
>I heard something about tengu teaching martial arts?
>I heard there was breakfast inside, please tell me you got waffles.
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>>2703669
It gonna be safe for me to take Melon and Liska outside of your territory before I go back? I was hoping I'd have time to see more of Japan, maybe take her to Disneyland or something.I don't find fighting as.. fun as you do when i'm trying to do something else.
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>>2703669
>>I heard there was breakfast inside
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>>2703669
>>Would you have marched on Tokyo with me last night?
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I'm knackered. Going to bed.

As usual, archive link: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Shotgun Whoever described last thread as "Finally visit the in-laws, none of it goes well.", fantastic.

Next runtime on my twitter, also a usual: https://twitter.com/HaikuDeluge

Questions/comments/death threats/etc. will be answered or ignored as I see fit.

This has been a weird run today. I mean, I feel like it's been weirder than usual.
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>>2703726
maybe because of some folk wanting to sleep with Sue and or the other girls.
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>>2703734
I mean, I wouldn't mind Sue eventually getting IC pulled into a long-term threesome with MC-Dad and Best Waifu.

I just don't want any of that to happen right now (or most likely within the scope of the quest). I could maybe see happening in the future, once she's had time to emotionally mature and is old enough to either get herself emancipated (if her home life is really that bad) or plain move out of her parents place (and, y'know, see if she doesn't just get over her crush). Which probably wouldn't happen until some sort of epilogue anyways.
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>>2703744
>>2703734
Maybe it's just me but I'm not a big fan of the whole "Make a Harem" thing. It just feels so blase like it'll make what we have turn generic extremely fast.
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>>2703744
>>2703768
Personally I'm happy with best fox waifu, i dunno why everyone else isn't content.
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>>2703744
This.
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I haven't seen anyone say they aren't content with best wife, and I'm not seeking a harem or anything. The only reason I have an opinion on Sue is because she's actively interested in that, and Liska is quite interested as well.

The only strong feelings I have regarding a relationship with Sue is that while Liska may be okay with it, Sue's too young and emotionally immature to be making that decision regardless. If it does happen, it likely wouldn't be until years later in a post-game epilogue.
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The biggest thing that concerns me on relationship with sue is that we dont even know /that/ much about her. Heck, we don't even know the situation with her and her parents. Even if sue is willing this seems just too premature. she really needs time to think this over while we learn more about sue(and the rest of our big family for the matter. You know, like that bit with T.T. or Karen/Harriet. Can't learn from Mary since she refused but that's an option if she changes her mind)
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>>2703803
> Heck, we don't even know the situation with her and her parents.

We know her dad is some bigshot who has poor phone skills. He will probably be troublesome down the road.
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>>2703865
That's Karen not Sue.
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>>2703865
Wasn't that a call with karen's dad? Also, that doesn't invalidate my suggestion.
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>>2703774
No complaints here. Honestly feel we should be sexed right out, I don't know why anyone thinks we have dick to spare even.

Maybe that's because I tend to date insecure women who try to use sex to compensate and have overdeveloped sex drives. It's actually really difficult to deal with when any sort of intimate touching revs their engine and then you HAVE to fuck them hard.

I'm serious, it's honestly emotionally and physically exhausting.

I cannot imagine dating two women like that.
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>>2703868
>>2703869
Oh you're right. Still. We should be looking into the kids lives a bit more.

Also invading Hell.
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>>2703870
>>2703870
For me I just want Sue to experience what a wonderful daddy is not to dick her. We should scold her like a daddy we are and teach how a daughter should act. So please please anon don't think with your dick.

Also take your smut away here this is a Christian sanctioned quest.
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Think there is too much sex things and not enough dad things.
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>>2703871
>>2703873
Yeah. If anything we need to find out how she developed her personality.
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>>2703871
We gotta get off namek first.
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>>2703873
I literally just said we probably have insufficient amounts of dicking to keep up with our wife and anyone else long-term. Harem-fags don't know what that's like, not just for the MC but how frustrated that makes the women either because in harem anime the women are all slavish waifu-bait with barely any independent thought or personality.

Which is why even long-term it would be better for us to support Sue at least trying to date other guys instead of ending up with us and Liska just because we're the only one to ever treat her like a person. Because THAT is our Dadly obligation, even to our own daughter.

Especially depending on her own dad, we should get HIM to fix his head and be a better dad.

Maybe she already has a good guy as a dad, but he's so obsessed with martial arts that he's shounen level dense just like us.

Remember Melon was getting sucked deep into this BS as well, we got lucky with our situation to be able to intervene.

It's not all bad home lives, sometimes people just aren't good at communicating with each other.

I realize 4chan has some exposure bias, but most parents really do love their kids even if they are assholes about things. It's not like there's an instruction manual for dealing with kids.

God forbid she has a dead older brother who was supposed to be the dojo inheritor but ended up being too wild abd got killed and now she's trying to live the same life to compensate and the whole situation is too painful for her parents to really lock that shit down. Like if she says things are fine they accept it because they're scared of pushing her away and losing their only other child.

Ending up with her getting weird vibes of acceptance along with inadequacy because she knows they SHOULD be calling her out on stuff, leading to more acting out, leading to her parents trying tonbe MORE accepting etc.

That sort of thing happens all the time and it's really hard for people to break out of that cycle on their own. It's also literally impossible for an outsider to force a fix because people's emotions about family can be defensive to say the least. At best you bring the situation up and offer to helo them resolve it themselves.
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>>2703880
> YFW you realize being a Dad is our Boat and we're stuck on it for life not just ten years.

We should have some crises intervals. The issue is that the girls, and reaply everyone around is, is such a better option for fixing that.

Whereas our ability is pretty much being abnormally sane and a little naive about how the whole magical world works, but without the passive desire to get along or "respect their cultural values" of friendly stabbings and such because fuck that shit if our daughter has to live in it.
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We should just trick Sue into bed and snuggle with her instead, with Liska and her fluffy tails om the other side.
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>>2703889
That seems like a plan that won't end the way you might think it would.
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>>2703889
I thought that space was reserved only for melon?
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>>2703894
>>2703890
She just needs some paternal love.
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Am I the only one that's kinda disappointed we didn't march on Tokyo?
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>>2703911

no, there was that one dude in the story who was disspointed too
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We're not fucking Sue, were fucking up her parents if they don't shape up after a stern conversation.
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>>2703911
Yes. Because we're going to march on Hell so no time for small game.
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>>2703900
and there are other ways to o it.
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>>2703949
Children only know what they've been taught about love.

Maybe with dick is the only way some anons daddy's loved them.
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I just realized something, we were too busy rubbing ears we forgot to feel the mofu.

>>2703952
That's kinda disconcerting
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>>2703966
It's kind of likely with some of the write-ins
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>>2703669

>I heard there's some history in this country with marriages consolidating feudal powerbases? Sounds like you've been around long enough to see some.

>would you have marched with me.
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It's super fucking hypocritical to be thinking about fucking any of the girls after how pissed off we were at that minotaur.
Being a dad and adult means we should also be mature enough to know better as well. We clearly have a massive amount of anons suddenly thinking with their dicks instead of their dadheart.
This will also clearly result in something retarded happening to the brother/sisterhood bonds like (possibly literally) exploding them in our faces.
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>>2704003
I'll play devil's advocate for a while.
it wouldn't be hypocritical to us, because we are an adult that not only has the consentment from his wife, but we have the clarity of mind to not fuck in the middle of a reunion where your boss and a potential enemy is. Lets be honest here; we wouldn't have been as piseed off if karen had fucked the minotaur in her "off work" hours.
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>>2704021
This I don’t care if Karen fucked a Minotaur so long as it wasn’t during work or if she got pregnant
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>>2704003
While I agree that right now is not the time, I think that we sorted out that thing with the minotaur pretty peacefully. Didn't even kill him, which is what everyone seemed to expect. These kids have gone through a lot of shit, which I suspect has caused them to mature faster than most people. Could also have traumatized them. And what about Harriet? She's thirty plus years old mentally, which, as some anon said earlier, prolly means about 20 years maturity wise. She may actually even be older than you. So the age and maturity thing is an invalid argument. I suggest that if the prospective concubine seems to be of sound mind and is not just acting on her daddy issues then let her (and the wife) have her fun. We are very attached to everyone in the mg squad already anyway, so there's no problems wrt long term commitments.
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>>2704021
A proper father doesn't fuck his daughter's teenage friend with daddy issues, even if his wife is a hedonist.
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>>2704028
Yes they do, its your job to help your teenage daughters friend into adulthood if she wants it.
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>>2704028
but that is not related to being a hypocrite
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>>2704026
They clearly aren't mature enough if they're trying to sneak into the middle of a married relationship and Harriet still has a teenage brain as was pointed out several threads ago when our simply being a mature adult made us have more progress in a few days than she had in several years. Harriet is old but she still THINKS like a teenager. Reimu seems like (probably different from actually is) the only actually mature one so far in this quest and the rest are simply children playing at being adults because they are forced to. It's a flagrant abuse of our daddy position and if we were that eager to bang other females we'd have cheated on our wife before today and she'd have left us.
TLDR you're thinking with your dick.
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>>2704039
> Technically it's hebephilia, the argument

You're going to get exposed and locked up eventually if you keep trying to justify fucking kids, buddy.
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>>2704101
>Its morality anon again.

Man I sure wish I could have a stick up my ass all the time even when it comes to fake things.
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>>2703669
>I met that one suspiciously sane yuki-onna in your court that was friendly and not trying to hurt anyone. It's a wonder she had stuck around. Are the neighboring landlords just as grumpy or just not welcoming? Will they be jealous that you're starting to get a nice deal with the humans? Will we have to rule on magical Edo too?
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>>2704108
(You)
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>>2703880
>We gotta get off namek
I was wondering whether Namek, Soul Society, or THE BOAT was going to get referenced first as a joke about the Visiting the In-Laws Arc.

>>2703884
>our Boat and we're stuck on it for life
THE BOAT comes in at second place.
>The issue is that the girls, and really everyone around is, is such a better option for fixing that.
Writing a story where the MC is possibly the weakest one of the cast (although he's no slouch) is an interesting challenge.
>"respect their cultural values" of friendly stabbings
I was actually a little surprised when you guys let Sue fight Sachio earlier. The MC's adjusting a little.

>>2703883
>the women are all slavish waifu-bait with barely any independent thought or personality.
Fuck, I hate that. The worst part of so many VNs is that once a girl becomes the Route Girl, she loses most of what makes her a cool character in general.

>>2704039
>porn plots: the post
Not that there's anything wrong with porn plots, but they usually get pretty boring pretty fast.

>>2704070
>the only actually mature one so far in this quest
Oddly enough, she's a lot like the MC in some ways - they're both normal humans trying to deal with the supernatural. She got the advantage of coming into an existing (fairly) stable system, instead of getting thrown into the deep end of a broken system like the MC.
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>>2704126
My sides
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>>2704126
Is this Sexy Losers?
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This is magical DAD quest, not make our daughter think we're a sexual predator and hate us to cause a stock market collapse in dadenomics quest.
>>2704126
I probably forgot to add an exasperated sigh to my vote when it happened. The main reasons why we let it happen (imo) was that both Sachio and Sue were clearly ok with it, the only property damage was their own,they both actually like swordfights so vetoing is like telling MJ and Magic Johnson (I know i'm dating myself a bit) that they can't play a 1v1 basketball game, and there were none of the other responsible adult reasons not to in the way. So it's less magical psychopathy and more like two people with a weird definition of saying hello.
It's better that they learn to do that with properly consenting individuals than randomly attacking people who might not be as durable as they are in the middle of a street.

I have my own weirdo addition to the theory as to why gods in America are weaker as you seem to have plotted out.
It has to date back to the conquistadors. The Aztecs practiced a massive amount of blood sacrifice, but it was mostly to prevent the sun from being blotted out and everyone dying. In order to conquer them you need to also be able to dispose of Coyolxauhqui before the blood sacrifices get too low as that's one of the gods/demons that is/was going to eat the sun if they stopped buffing their hummingbird god with sacrifices. After the major world enders got finished off by the alliance against the Aztecs, the Colombian exchange did a number on the remaining gods on both continents since popularity is slightly related to power and/or whatever the gods consider to be wealth. We saw that evidence when we did the accounting for Zeus and his wealth was measured in some sort of deity points that went down once he wasn't as worshiped.
What happened after that is anyone's guess, but the Aztecs perfectly illustrate just how dangerous it is to rapidly break down an unknown culture without taking the dangerous shit down first.
population in the Americas might have lowered but the misc afterlife warriors that might exist getting a sudden surge also could help defeat anything similar to Coyolxauhqui in North America while there was no clear European threat.

PS . The physical location to Mayan hell was found a few years ago so that's at least 3 prime locations if we don't just ask Kelly's daughter to reconfigure the portal to hell into a portal to Buddist/shinto bureaucracy so that we can learn the patented Yama-lock.
There's also some story that I find funny about an Indian brave that (my memory is extremely bad here, probably making completely false information that's actually less impressive than the real story) outran a bunch of horses without sleeping for a week straight while also fighting and proceeded to taunt them when he somehow was across a giant fucking river.
The official record states that he is clearly a wizard which is why they gave up trying to chase him.
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>>2704189
Accepting them swordfighting isn't the same as approving of it.
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>>2704189
I also think that Coyote has been slowly getting power creep on the down low this whole time.
America has never been able to get rid of coyotes no matter how hard they tried, they're now cross breeding with dogs to infiltrate cities even harder, anyone with a passing knowledge of native American myth knows of coyote, and he's a fucking trickster which generally makes him both the hardest type of god to defeat. the most dangerous, and the most loved by mankind.
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>>2704185
It's called short cuts
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>>2704185
>Sexy Losers
Thats a titlei haven't heard in a long time...
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>>2704189
>stock market collapse in dadenomics
That's a great euphemism. Writing a character who COULD do something and decides not to because he thinks it would be wrong, or he's not interested, or he's being responsible is more interesting than not having the opportunity in the first place, or just taking the opportunity straight. I think that applies to the contemplated Attack on Tokyo as well.

>I probably forgot to add an exasperated sigh to my vote when it happened.
I think that attitude was implied from the dialogue chosen.

>So it's less magical psychopathy and more like two people with a weird definition of saying hello.
Look, they're learning! Fuck, is that accidentally a theme in this quest? Actually, Sue's calmed down a lot from her first appearance. Although it might not be obvious, Sachio's actively trying to act more stable, now that he's attempting to live up to being the family head. When you first met him, he was a guy with a murder-happy sword in his head and a rather strained set of family relationships, drinking himself to death while contemplating parricide.

>>2704279
>That's a title I haven't heard in a long time...
It's still funny as fuck. I think there are several of us in here who still remember it fondly, judging by a Kenta's horny mom joke someone made in an earlier thread about Liska. Now that I think about it, it's even more relevant now.

This one's from Sun-Ken Rock, I believe, a series that has been a quasi-influence on this quest. Why do I have multiple screencaps on this topic?
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>>2704326
Bruh I've had that same screencap in a folder just labeled "unusable reactions" for years now. Can't believe I didn't post it.
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>>2704326
>Sue's calmed down a lot from her first appearance.
i'm assuming that that happened because we hit her with magical girl bullets that mixed up with her bloodlust and altered her lust. Now that the effects have worn out she still wants us, but not reaching the "deepthroat the shotgun" levels.
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>>2704414
I thought it was because we gave the kids a stable influence and they weren't fighting alone against monsters until they too became one, and that they have a chance of living long enough to have regrets now.
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>>2704114
She's probably one of those children from yukki onna stories where a guy gets spared by a yukki-onna, doesn't realize the wife he later gets is said yukki onna, then accidentally fucks it up, and the yukki onna takes the kids with her?
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I stopped at thread 3 thinking that this quest would end but now i see that anons are arguing if we dick the MG team that our daughter has is....very arousing.

Oh well enjoy.

This is my first and probably my last smut because i'm not a writer myself

https://pastebin.com/KzKViSHm
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>>2704814
The world becomes a brighter place every time a new work is added to it
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>>2704814

I don't think I could add something vanilla like that. My attempts to write something veer towards grimdark however I start.
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