Bringing back thread taglines edition!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: Akaneki, camping outside the Fighting Temple. Also in a dreamscape inside of Keira.Recently: You (eventually) turned down a challenge at the temple against Max, then engaged in aura mixing with Keira, Hana, and Laki.
>>2701829Heck yeah, here we go!
>>2701852>>2701854[Hello! Hope everyone is doing well. I just learned that I'm actually working early tomorrow morning so once again this may end up being a short one. I am in a bit of a mood about what looks like a pattern of last minute schedule changes and other annoyances, so if I'm short with anyone or anything, I'm sorry about that.On the plus side, we're exploring Keira's anger, so let's dive in!]
It's cool, run as long as you want
You crouch down and produce your pan, carefully balancing it on top of the volcano. This will cook nicely.“What are you doing?” The tiny Keira demands to know.“I thought you could use a meal.”“I could.” She agrees introspectively for a moment, before turn her head back up to you in anger. “That sounds just like you. Getting involved, changing things, and it somehow just working out for you no matter what. You think I won’t grow big enough to harm you. You’re wrong.” She threatens. “You can’t trust anger. It can fly out in any direction. Especially at someone who thinks they’re helping.”“Why are you telling me this?”Her eyes narrow in frustration. “Anger is very honest.” There’s a bubbling hatred emanating from her that scares you a little, but something else there as well. A distance sadness, maybe?“Maybe you have some things you need to get out, then. A meal might do you some good.” You say. Somewhere in the back of your head you wonder if you’re projecting a little, or if this is a good idea. You’ve always had issues expressing your anger, or really being in touch with it. You don’t get angry often, but it’s not like you’re incapable of it. You’re just always trying your best to avoid letting it boil over. But maybe that’s not the healthiest option all the time. Maybe she, and you, need to be a little more open about your anger. It’s not inherently bad as an emotion, is it? Didn’t grandpa get angry when he saw injustices? Or is this all just a bad idea and you’re overthinking it?You push your mind over to your food options.>A nice protein dish for building muscle, giving her some strength, if she works for it>Something sweet and soothing. Temper that anger a little while still feeding it>Something full of carbs and energy for the moment. A one time burst of energy.>Something spicy and hot>Something Loanan and delicious>You changed your mind. You won’t feed her after all.>Something else
>>2701925>>A nice protein dish for building muscle, giving her some strength, if she works for itIf she wants to get stronger she can.
>A nice protein dish for building muscle, giving her some strength, if she works for itSomething she can work at to get seems like a good choice to me
>>2701925>A nice protein dish for building muscle, giving her some strength, if she works for itI mean if angers honest.>Do you actually hate me? Or.. that things work out for me?
>>2701925>>A nice protein dish for building muscle, giving her some strength, if she works for it>Something spicy and hot>Something Loanan and delicious
>>2701925>>A nice protein dish for building muscle, giving her some strength, if she works for it
“Where do you get off?” She says between chews. You’d be lying if you said that hearing the hints of satisfaction in her voice that leak out didn’t thrill you. She’s also stuffing her face. “Just disrupting everything? Getting involved? Being so carefree in where you go and never having it come back at you? Do you know how unfair that is?” She bites off a particularly large bite. “I hate how much you take it for granted!”“You’re mad at me because you think I’m living a carefree life?”“Not just that!” She sounds offended at the summary, like she thinks it’s too petty. “You’re doing it while advancing your aura ability. You’re doing it while making a big impression. You’re....doing my role better than me. Everyone looks to you as the one wise beyond their years.”They do? Really?”She grows in size as she eats “Everyone thinks you’re nice, and that you have things figured out. But you don’t! You’re just playing it by eye.”“By ear?”“WHATEVER! YES! THAT!” She angrily chews. “And you get everything! Pokemon you know how to train. Mates who are crazy about you. Shards and the respect of all the elders. You know that part of that is just because they have low expectations from a mainlander, right?”Okay, that hurts a little.“And another thing, besides my obvious jealousy that I feel is still justified!” She says after swallowing. She sure is honest. “That monk was a jerk! We could have had a better conversation. He knew so much. But when he ran into things he couldn’t explain, he just kept hiding behind platitudes and proverbs without any substance! It’s frustrating! That’s not what an elder should be like! They preach to us that we need to be honest, and what do they do?” She chews another big bite. The volcano behind her is growing too. It’s big enough that you no longer need to kneel to adjust your pan on it. “And it’s always too hot out and everyone becomes doesn’t approve if I want to be naked! It wasn’t like that a few generations ago! And I stubbed my toe the other day! And, and...” she seems to be unable to go any farther. The energy and growth she’s gotten has peaked. She stands about half as tall as you, and the volcano needs you to stand up to reach the top.>Keep feeding her>Cut her off>Her jealousy is justified. You agree, you can do things she wants and it’s easier.>Why did things change about nudity?>Her problems making her angry aren’t that big>Something else
>>2702052>I never claimed to have everything figured out. >Do you think Hana and Laki are with me because of low expectations?
>>2702052>Her jealousy is justified. You agree, you can do things she wants and it’s easier.>Why did things change about nudity?>If Anger is honest, does she feel like there’s something we’re neglecting that she wants? What about her thoughts about the Fugs?
>>2702052>everyone becomes doesn't approveis that a butt?
>>2702052>Something elseThe only reason I've been able to do all these things you want is because my friends have been there to support me, to help me grow. Be honest with what you want, just like your anger, and we can help you grow too!
>>2702052>Something else"I wouldn't say your jealousy is unjustified,but to say that I get everything isn't true at all. Jane and Laki are much better at training pokemon than I am."I don't know, I'm kind of awful at this, but I hope you get the point.
>>2702086posting the angry sexy butts huh gobble?
>>2702082>>Something else>The only reason I've been able to do all these things you want is because my friends have been there to support me, to help me grow. Be honest with what you want, just like your anger, and we can help you grow too!I like this one, I'm giving it a vote>Her jealousy is justified. You agree, you can do things she wants and it’s easier.>Why did things change about nudity?
>>2702052>>2702082>The only reason I've been able to do all these things you want is because my friends have been there to support me, to help me grow. Be honest with what you want, just like your anger, and we can help you grow too!This is good. Backing.
I can’t really participate today, just read during my breaks (since I work 3:00-11:00) but I want to say, I like this part of Keira.
“The only reason I've been able to do all these things you want is because my friends have been there to support me, to help me grow. Be honest with what you want, just like your anger, and we can help you grow too!”She looks touched, but only for a moment. Her eyes turn narrow again and she takes on an aggressive stance. A stance to maximize the power of her shouts,“YOU WANT HONESTY? YOU WANT REAL ANGER? HOW’S THIS?” The volcano smokes and bubbles behind her. “I NEVER GOT TO BE NORMAL!” Her scream echoes out. “While kids like you were doing...whatever you do, I was treating the dead. I dressed the dead. I prepared them for the next world. And that, as bad as that was, wasn’t as bad as the soon-to-be-dead. I wanted to help and be advanced and everything I was told was good, so I helped console those dying. They just dumped all their regrets on me. I didn't know what to do! I never knew what to do!” Tears stream down her angry face. “And yes, maybe it’s naive for me to expect everyone in the clergy to be perfect. I get that everyone has flaws. But...why doesn’t the protector recognize me? Haven’t I dedicated my life to this?” She turns and punches a stone, shattering it. You’ve never seen Keira act like that. “I’ve sacrificed so much. I keep strict diets for all the seasons. I never miss a prayer. I never let something go unblessed.” She grits her teeth. “And I thought the vow of celibacy would be easy, but that was before all these stupid!” She kicks at the air in front of you. “Raging!” She kicks again, this time getting your shin. “Hormones!” This time she punches your shoulder. That hurt, somehow. “And you and your...ways. You get to indulge in EVERYTHING! And what do I get? No love from a family. No love from a lover. No love from my patron God!” The volcano’s smoke turns ashy, and sparks begin to form in the clouds. It hasn’t erupted yet, but it looks like it has a lot of pressure built up.“Okay. I agree. You have a lot of justified reasons to be jealous. I-”“STOP IT!” She pushes you. “Stop being so reasonable! Stop...being so perfect!” The ground around the volcano rumbles.“I’m not.”“What makes you angry, then? What are you frustrated about? Are things just too easy when it comes to knowing how to handle your pokemon? Are two girls not enough? Is your hair not perfect? I have anger that’s justified and needs to be kept small. You have no reason to be angry! You don’t know what it’s like!”This side of her can be a little hurtful. You know you should expect that, but still.>She’s right. You don’t know what it’s like>You feel angry that you can’t help her beyond just listening>She’s has a lot of difficult challenges, but it’s forged her into the Keira you know and love>She’s chosen her life. She chooses her path. If she’s that unhappy, she can choose to change it. You’ll support her>Something else
>You feel angry that you can’t help her beyond just listening>She’s has a lot of difficult challenges, but it’s forged her into the Keira you know and lovePoor Keira
>>2702239>She’s chosen her life. She chooses her path. If she’s that unhappy, she can choose to change it. You’ll support her>She’s has a lot of difficult challenges, but it’s forged her into the Keira you know and love
>>2702239>She's right. You don't know what it's like.But that doesn't mean we can't listen and support her.
>>2702239>She’s right. You don’t know what it’s like>You feel angry that you can’t help her beyond just listening
>>2702239>you feel angry when you mess up a recipe that should be easy>when your grandpa was dying and you couldn’t do anything about it>that you weren’t able to connect with anyone when you were on the mainland>You feel angry about how it feels like you’re always having to lean on others to grow, that you can’t do much by yourself.>You feel angry that you can’t help her beyond just listening>She’s has a lot of difficult challenges, but it’s forged her into the Keira you know and love>She’s chosen her life. She chooses her path. If she’s that unhappy, she can choose to change it. You’ll support her
>>2702239>>You feel angry that you can’t help her beyond just listening>>She’s has a lot of difficult challenges, but it’s forged her into the Keira you know and love
>>2702260We don't know what it's like specifically but Herb's had his own share of shit he had to deal with. His mom had a gambling problem that almost split the family. I can't remember but if I recall his dad got up to some less than stellar stuff. His whole life was uprooted for his mom's job and will uproot his new life once it's time to leave.Herb is familiar with the struggle.
>>2702280That's fair. I meant it more in the tone of we don't know what problems she's facing, not that we don't know what it's like to have problems.
>>2702288Ah I get it. I was thinking more that she was saying Herb never had any real problems, which he has had plenty of.Come to think of it, most if the crew doesn't exactly know a whole bunch about Herb's past.
>>2702309Hell WE don't know a lot about Herbs past. Only the parts that come up.
You’ve had plenty of problems and frustrations. Moments and situations of anger. You’ve suffered injustices and difficulties. But not the ones she has. “You’re right. I don’t know what it’s like.”“Well! That’s... not very satisfying!” The anger fades a bit. “Feed me more you bastard!”Hearing that come out of Keira’s mouth feels so strange. You let that go and put a hand on her slender shoulder. “But I am frustrated too. I wish I could do more than just listen. I’m frustrated that I know these things have hurt you, but they also helped form you into the person I know I love. It’s very conflicting.”The wind is out of her sails now. “So...so am I. I just. Ugh!” She climbs the roughly six foot tall volcano, standing over the edge. “I have a lot of think about. Go away.”“Are you sure? I cou-”“GO AWAY!” Her eyes become flames and her voice takes on a deep, threatening echo.Your power here is fading. You feel a slight pull back to your body. The weight of your aura mixing exercise is shifting, and you’re going to end up spilling into somewhere or someone else soon.>Wait, you have something else you want to say or do with this angry Keira>Go with the pull away from Keira, steer where you land next>Go to the whirlpool of lust and sexual tension>Go to the beach of passion and drive>Go to the swamp of forgotten ambitions and regrets>The plains of isolation>Somewhere else
>>2702361>Go to the beach of passion and drive
>>2702361>Go with the pull away from KeiraI think we've done enough here, honestly.
>>2702361>Go with the pull away from Keira, steer where you land nextHana next, she seems like she hides her feelings the most.
>>2702361>Kiss the girlthen>Go to the beach of passion and drive
>>2702361>Go to the beach of passion and drive>Kiss the girl
>Go with the pull away from Keira, steer where you land next>Go to the whirlpool of lust and sexual tension
>>2702361>>Go to the swamp of forgotten ambitions and regrets
I feel like we've wandered enough inside Keira's aura, we've meddled enough and helped her work out some stuff. Also,>>2702408Your votes seem to be conflicting. To my understanding the pull away vote means we leave Keira's aura altogether.
>>2702361>Go with the pull away from Keira, steer where you land nextWe're done here. She has to figure stuff out on her own too guys.
>>2702408In that case>Go with the pull away from Keira, steer where you land next
You decide that rather than fight it, you let yourself get washed away in the pull. The four of you are like big containers, and your auras are a liquid, pouring into each of the containers depending on how you lean together.Since you’re leaving under your own power, you have a lot more control over where you land. You also get the sense that you’ve gotten a nice boost of energy somehow. Landing back at yourself would mean being really charged when you wake up tomorrow. But at the same time, splashing down softly in Hana or Laki wouldn’t take that much. Probably.>Fall into Hana>Fall into Laki>Fall back into yourself>Fall into a nearby pokemon, even if that’s trickier>Something else
>>2702476>Fall into Laki
>>2702476>a nice boost of energyprobably the same thing we got last time we aura mixed with Keira.>Fall into HanaShe tends to be really self deprecating. I'd like to help with that, if even a little.
>>2702476>Fall into HanaI feel like Hana doesn't believe us when we tell her things, so i want to see how much has got into her aura.
>>2702476>>Fall into Hana
>>2702490I'm gonna go with this. Laki has just as many issues as Hana, she just usually conceals them a little better.
>>2702476>Fall into Hana
>Fall into Hana
You feel the soft pull, like a rubber cord with only a little bit of stretch. It takes very little effort to steer your way into Hana’s container. Or you suppose, her body.In a big white whoosh, you’re there. You blink a few times before you adjust.It’s not like Keira’s inner self at all. You’re inside of a big building. Large corridors with shiny floors stretch every which way, and doors dot the white walls.“Hello?” You ask. Your voice just echoes back.A distant form that you just barely notice out of the corner of your eyes vanishes around the corner. It looked like it was watching you.You glance around the different hallways to get your bearings. The layout here is a mess. It has a very hospital-like feeling, but it’s not entirely one. It’s like a few different buildings got fused together.You look up at a “you are here” map and try to make sense of it. The lights flicker once in awhile. Not like in a horror movie, but not in a good way either. And the ventilation system is a bt noisy.This is going to be more difficult to navigate. Things aren’t as clear and open as Keira.>Go to the mechanical room. See what the problem is there>Go to sex dungeon in the basement. There’s supposed to be a lock on the door, but there are keys just laying all around, even here.>Go to the cafeteria, bustling with sounds of social chatter>Go to the movie set in the attached building, where illusions, fakery, and acting reign supreme>Go to the courtyard of fresh air and reality>Go to the morgue, where dead things have been left and forgotten>Chase after the figure>Something else
>>2702566>Chase after the figure
>>2702566>Chase after the figureYou can't run from Justice!
>Chase after the figure
>>2702566The idea that there are just keys to Hana's secret sex dungeon laying around everywhere is hilarious.>Chase after the figure
>>2702566>>Chase after the figure
>>2702591Yeah, the keys also got a laugh out of me as well.
>>2702591She knows what she wants
“Hey.” You say softly but urgently as you follow the figure. “Wait up. I just want to talk.”The figure stops running. But she does keep her distance and has one foot in another corridor. She’s also got a little mop and cleaning supplies on a cart. “Oh. Umm, sorry. I didn’t think you’d see me.”“Hana?” You ask.“That’s my name, don’t wear it out.” She nervously jokes and plays with her hair. “But I’m not totally Hana. I’m just the part of her that cleans up. She doesn’t like to risk exposing too much out here. Everything needs to be cleaned and put away into the right room.”“Well, umm, it’s nice to meet you. Any part of Hana, really.” You say, walking a little closer.She blows some of her hair covering her face. “We’ll see if you feel the same by the time you’re done here.” She says sarcastically. “Guess I’ll come with you. Yo shouldn’t walk around here unescorted.Umm, wow, that sounded ominous. That’s not a threat or anything creepy, it’s just got a weird layout. I mean, I’m sure you noticed, I just, yeah.” she gives up stumbling over her own words. “Opening some of these doors makes a mess in the hallway.” She moves behind the cart to push it. One of the wheels jams up a lot and she struggles with it a little.“So, you mostly clean up? You ask.She nods, picking up a key and dropping it into the wastebasket. “I’m a messy girl.” >Ask her a question (write-in)>Go to the mechanical room. See what the problem is there>Go to sex dungeon in the basement. There’s supposed to be a lock on the door, but there are keys just laying all around, even here.>Go to the cafeteria, bustling with sounds of social chatter>Go to the movie set in the attached building, where illusions, fakery, and acting reign supreme>Go to the courtyard of fresh air and reality>Go to the morgue, where dead things have been left and forgotten>Something else
>>2702685>Go to the cafeteria, bustling with sounds of social chatter>hold hands
>Ask her a question (write-in)>Why do you need to clean up after yourself?
>>2702685>Hold her hand.>What room does my stuff go in?
>>2702685>>2702692I'll support.Seems interesting since she's the only one in here most the time.
>>2702692Supporting>>2702689>>2702706Also hold hands
>>2702692I mean, she kind of already explained a bit of it.>She doesn’t like to risk exposing too much out here>>2702689Supporting this.
>>2702685>Go to the courtyard of fresh air and reality>Hold hands so we don't get lost
Kind of a lot to unpack with Keira, but one thing we definitely should do is next time Rayquaza visits we should ask if there's something he can do to reassure her that he's listening.Also might be a good idea to see if we can find any books from the mainland on religious schisms, famous theological arguments, religious history and so forth. People are still people wherever you are, so even though Loanah and its religion have their own circumstances it would still be worth it to see how others handled similar situations.
>>2702757>reassure her that he's listening.>Listening? Listening to what?Uh ooooh.
After this can we finally get around to learning aura drain, you guys keep saying you will but never actually do.
>>2702685We should definitely stop by the movie set, morgue, and probably the courtyard.
>>2702863I've always been against aura drain, and I will continue to vote against it.
You reach out and hold her hand. “Let’s go to the cafeteria.”“Oh. Oh! Heh. Well, okay.” She blushes and gets a little flustered. “I get why she likes you. Even has a little shrine room that- Hey!” she cuts herself off midsentence. “I just thought of something. We should switch hands. That hand gets all sweaty. I mean, I guess it’s probably better than the creepy degloved-Skywalker hand, but...ah what am I doing? Not my job to talk you out of being here. A tour will do that.” She gives a half-hearted exhalation of air to let you know that she’s joking. Mostly joking, anyway. “So yeah. Why the cafeteria?”“Well, I was going to ask about where my stuff goes-”“I can think of a few places.”You continue. “But I figured the cafeteria would be a nice start for a tour and we could figure it out later.”“Well, yeah. Sure. You know, I think Laki was just here. She wasn’t like you at all. Just sort of a vague fog. A feeling. You, you’re so...real. So solid.” She plucks a leaf from your shoulder. “Looks like you’ve been getting around though.” She places it in the wastebasket.“Why do you need to clean up after yourself, anyway?” You ask.Hana takes her hand away. You worry for a second that you said something wrong, but she uses the hand to grab a map and clean up some goo leaking out of one of the nondescript rooms. “Got to keep it sanitary out here. People can see these halls.” She motions to the big open windows. There’s nothing out there except for some grass and trees and vague, empty buildings in all directions. “Privacy only exists behind locked doors. People could get sick or infected, or just grossed out.”“Do you worry a lot about that sort of thing?”“All the time. I’m the biggest budget item in this place. I’m not good at a lot, but I'm good at this, all things considered.” As you approach the cafeteria, the Janitor-Hana closes the drapes for the hallway window nearby. You just notice now that the drapes look like her hair. “Here we are.” She says. “I’ll wait out, but I might have to bail if there’s a mess.”“You’re not coming in?”She shakes her head. “I don’t like going there until night time. It clears out and I can clean in peace.” She squeezes your hand. “I can come in if you really want though. I don’t mind if it’ll make you happy.”You look inside the cafeteria. You see all your shared friends and dozens of people you don’t recognize. All of them chatting with a different Hana. Each Hana has a costume on. None of them look relaxed, but they’re all trying their hardest to look it.>Go to the Hana chatting with the spectral version of you, one on one>Go to the Hana at the big table with all your friends>Go to the Hana talking to the young hospital kids>Go to the Hana sitting alone, wearing ear phones, reading a book>Go to the Hana eating at the table with her pokemon>Invite janitor-Hana in>Something else
>>2702877>Invite janitor-Hana in>Go to the Hana chatting with the spectral version of you, one on one
>>2702877>>Go to the Hana chatting with the spectral version of you, one on one>Invite janitor-Hana in
>Invite janitor-Hana in>Go to the Hana chatting with the spectral version of you, one on one
>>2702877>Go to the Hana talking to the young hospital kids>Something elseAsk Janitor-Hana how come there are so many versions of Hana in this place.
>>2702877>>Invite janitor-Hana inWe could probably just sit with janitor-Hana and ask her to talk about the others. She could probably explain how all the masks work and why they came to be since she's seen *every* little secret.
>>2702894Sounds good.>>2702877>Go to the Hana talking to the young hospital kids>Ask Janitor-Hana how come there are so many versions of Hana in this place.
I think the spectral version of Herb is cool too, but I was wondering what Hana was like before she met us so that's why i voted for the hosipital kids.>>2702894>>2702877I'll add to my vote.>Invite janitor-Hana in
>>2702863Vote for phasing, guys! Then let's meditate on enchantment!
>>2702904Rest in Peace J.J.
>>2702901>>2702877I will continue to bandwagon shamelessly!Add on "invite Janitor-Hana in" to my vote as well.
>>2702907Alas poor Crusty, the butt-cancer did him in.
>>2702913Hey, man. Whatever makes you feel good. >>2702915Crusty has changed the way I see the X-men forever. I hope he found peace where ever he is.
>>2702904Man, I just wanted to go the plant route and provide free food to everyone like some hobo JesusWhy do you have to remind me of these things? This isn't the good kind of sad...
>>2702948Nothing is quite as sad as dreams never realized, and dreams that will never be.
>>2702904I just hope the hallows let us back into the house after that fight. It was a little brutal.Anyone think it's sorta strange that he was waiting for us outside the police station?RIP: Monster.
>>2702948I could also remind you that social Charms are mind control and that Nicolette should have won. Also we should add the psionic cannon to the research list.
>>2702957>one of the last lines in the quest was "you just got played by your own summon. Noone can ever know.">and Noone ever will because languid was consumed by the lawn
>>2702958Last one got me a little. Hive Queen quest?I don't recall the first two, fortunately. Maybe the second was PGQ but I bailed on that fairly quickly.
>>2702958Nicolette was best girl.I wonder if we were a golem... or if she was just a dark elf? Or... Moist's quest.
>>2702981Weird you spelled that wrong, I'll fix it.>Marianne was best girl.
>>2702981er not moist. Damp. https://twitter.com/QMdamp
>>2702973First one was Exalted. Huge shitstorm over UMI Charms.Further reminder that you are Queen of the Forest, yes you are.
“Is that me?” You ask Janitor-Hana.She wipes her hands on her janitor uniform. She looks pretty cute it in, despite it being a size too big. Or maybe that’s why. “Umm, yeah. Boy, that’s really embarrassing. Administration says you’re allowed to do whatever you want, but I really think letting you see that is a bad idea.”“How come?”She wipes her hand again. “I mean, you’re great and all, from everything I’ve seen, but even I don’t like seeing all the different costumes. None of them are honest. They’re all just different roles and acts I put on for each person. Including you. Doesn’t that bother you?”You’re not really sure, but you are very curious. “Come in.” You say, offering your hand again. “I could use a guide.”She scratches her cheek and hides her face. “Well, okay. But, please don’t get too upset if you don’t like it.”You take her hand and walk in. The contact seems to relax her a little, which in turn relaxes you. You’re making your way to the table with the spectral version of yourself, but first, you stop at the one with the hospital kids.The Hana there is young. Maybe about twelve or so, but your guess. She’s wearing a fashionable sweater and hospital pants. Little clip-on earrings dangle as she gives a fake laugh to one of the hospital kids gossiping. The thing that really jumps out at you though, is that she’s in a wheelchair with no prosthetics. Besides that, the scarring on her face that you only barely notice under right lighting conditions is very visible here.“When did you get your new limbs?” You ask Janitor Hana. It doesn’t seem like these cafeteria ones can see or hear anything outside of their table.“Since forever. But I didn’t like to wear them then.”“What changed?”“I...didn’t like feeling helpless.”The table erupts into more laughter. The young Hana looks more uncomfortable from that and puts on her mask, which is just her own face, but laughing. Her eyes keep darting to the television. You get the sense that she’d rather not be here.>Sit down and say hi to the kids. Get to know them>Invite this young Hana away from the table>Spectate for a bit then move on. You’re just curious>Ask janitor-Hana a question>Something else
>>2703003>Invite this young Hana away from the tableCollect all the Hana's, get to know all of them, love all of them.
>>2703003>>Invite this young Hana away from the table
>>2703003>Invite this young Hana away from the tableI'm down to get all the Hana at one table.
>>2703003>>Invite this young Hana away from the table>>2703013Backing this general idea. It's like pokemon, but with the multiple masks of a girlfriend instead!More seriously, I'm curious what they say to each other when the masks are down.>>2702991Didn't read Exalted yet. Got backburnered by other ones. RIP RE:Monster.
“Hey.” You say, sitting down next to the young Hana. You plan to make your way around the room.“Oh, hi.” She shyly adjusts her hair.“I’m Herb. You don’t know me yet, but-”“Oh no. I totally do.” She smiles. Huh. She actually let her hair get out of the way of her face. She’s smiling openly. “You’re my future boyfriend. And...wow. I do pretty well for myself in the future. I thought they were exaggerating. You’re cute! Very snappy dresser.”This Hana is so open and outgoing!The Janitor-Hana is making motions behind your back to this one. You can see it in the reflection on some glass. She’s trying to get the younger one to shut up.“So, how’d I manage...you?” She asks, resting her chin on her hand. “Did I just get lucky or what?”“Hana!” Janitor Hana says, trying to get her to be quiet.“What? You guys never let me know anything. You don’t let me near the basement or anything.”“Good. You can stay clean.” The janitor sorts her cleaning cart and grabs her spray bottle.“You’re so obsessed with that! Come on. Let me have this.” The young Hana says as she skooches closer. “You guys are all shy and weird too. I that made it like, fifty times harder. And you don’t need to treat me like a kid. This is memories and self-reflection, not time travel. I’m just as old and mature as everyone else.” She touches your arm, testing for strength and size. “So, did we have a romantic first kiss? What was it like? Omigosh, was it under the moonlight after a fierce but playful pokemon battle? Were there flowers? Fireworks?”Your mind falls back to that time you played truth or dare in the closet, and things got very lewd, very fast.>You’ll tell her when she’s older. Take her to the next table>Tell her about it in detail. You’re curious about what this young, outgoing Hana has to say about how she turns out>Ask why she’s so outgoing compared to the older Hanas>Why was she so interested in the tv?>Something else
>>2703127>>Tell her about it in detail. You’re curious about what this young, outgoing Hana has to say about how she turns out
>>2703127>>Tell her about it in detail. You’re curious about what this young, outgoing Hana has to say about how she turns out>>Ask why she’s so outgoing compared to the older Hanas
>>2703127>Tell her about it in detail. You’re curious about what this young, outgoing Hana has to say about how she turns out
>>2703127>>Tell her about it in detail. You’re curious about what this young, outgoing Hana has to say about how she turns outI mean, I would have wanted the romantic stuff too. Maybe she can yell at the other Hanas and help us get a chance? Hell, if she's really feeling playful, she can strong-arm them into giving *us* the flowers. That ought to make them squirm!
>>2703127>>Why was she so interested in the tv?
>>2703127Oh, and we should tell her a bit about why fell for her since she's interested in how she ended up with us.Personally, I liked her resilience and willingness to help others. It's not easy or always a thankful job, but that doesn't change the fact that it needs to be done. Makes things better when everyone chips in.
>>2703127>I that made it like, fifty times harderNo typos shall escape me!
“Oh, he looks like the romantic type. I bet it was the choice between you and some rich handsome snob who was actually a jerk, and we were going to get married, but you stopped it at the altar. Or did I meet you soon and we were like best friends forever until one day where everything changed and we shared a kiss after an adventure?”“We, uhh, were playing truth or dare, and you and I were sent to a closet together.”The young girl’s shoulders slump and she glances up at the Janitor-Hana with a ‘really?’ face.“Hey, I just clean.” Janitor-Hana says.”But it’s not that bad. We wouldn’t have had the guts to go for it otherwise.”“Wait, we kissed him?” The young one asks. “Did we get some guts implanted too?” She half-laughs. Her self-deprecating sense of humor seems like it was always there. “Go me. What else?”“Well, you uh...” How do you explain it. “With your mouth, on me...” “I...what? What did I do?” She scrunches her face. “Are you trying to say our first kiss was a make-out game in a closet and I blew you?”You scratch behind your head. “I also did things to you.” Your finger absentmindedly moves a little in your other hand.“Ew. I’m so gross! I mean, you’re cute and all, but that’s the worst first kiss story ever.” She doesn’t let that bother her too much. Her smile returns even if some of her enthusiasm is muted. “...So I don’t grow up to be classy. But I sound like I’m kick-butt-take-names assertive and take what I want without being so shy, so that’s pretty cool.”Janitor-Hana looks very interested in adjusting her mop and chewing bubblegum. Looks like you’re going to be the one to do the talking.[I’m afraid I’m going to call in there. I have no idea what my schedule is for the weekend, but I’ll post here when the next thread is as soon as I know. I appreciate everyone’s patience, especially because I thought I’d have a more predictable schedule. I’m hoping it settles down after this next week. People are vacationing so I assume that’s the reason for the chaos and last minute changes.]
>>2703195[Oops! Let me know if this is a reposted butt!]
>>2703211No worries, Gobble. Thanks for running! Also I'm pretty sure you don't celebrate it, but have a good 4th of July tomorrow!
>>2703211I was a bit worried we'd upset her with our answer. Oh well, we'll recover next time.Have a good night, Gobble! Weird schedules are fine as long as you still have the juice to keep going.
Thanks for running gobble! Hope the job treats you well.
>>2703227[Thanks! Happy freedom day! I'm not American but I am a bit of an Ameriboo, and have been half-considering moving there in 5-10 years depending on how life goes and the whole process.]>>2703243[She'll be fine. She's just got a different view of things compared to her older counterparts.]>>2703264[Thanks! Besides the last-second schedule issues, it's pretty nice! I hope your life is going well!]
>>2703279Eh. In spite of the various dumpster fires going on over here, it's not the worst place to move to. If an opportunity makes sense, go for it.
>>2703279Each state almost feels like its own country at times. America is just crazy big. My own state is bigger than a lot of European countries. I like living here, but there is a lot wrong with it. I hope in 5-10 years it's a better place.
>>2703279Join us in freedom-land!
I’m excited to see all the shit the others re-arranged in Herb’s head. I bet his dreamscape is a cozy little den.
>>2703279Maybe wait until after we get rid of Dorito Mussolini?
Newfag here, in response to Laki calling us Soft Hands at the beginning, do we ever call her Mummaries?
>>2703612We do not, though I would like to start using pet names.
>>2703612No we call her something even more embarrassing we call her cute.
>>2703612no, we should thoughalso im curious what others have done in our heads and what lakis insides look like. also what the places in kiera we didnt touch are like. i enjoyed anger
>>2703786I think our head looks like a warm campfire where Herb and all his friends are snuggled up together. And out in the cold dark night is the crying child that Herb thinks he'll turn into if he can't keep everyone close.
>>2704218>Visit herb, all warm loving etc.>Try to leave. Herb becomes... Clingy.
>>2704829"Don't leave me, I don't want to be alone again."I always saw Herb as being very isolated growing up, he was bullied and had a hard time making friends. The way I imagine it is Herb's family were his only friends with his Grandpa being both role-model and best friend. So, when Grandpa passed away it really rocked his world.
>>2704836So in his aura you would probably find his grandpa and a pretty good recreation of the Poke-daycare.
>>2704838>Hey guys you should stay and meet my grandpa! don't worry he'll be back soon.
>>2704218>>2704829>>2704838>Campfire is in the outdoors area of the daycare.>Laki & Hana are in his arms, Keira is curled up at his feet, Jane is sitting a few feet away, still awake, staring into the fire.>Everyone else Herb knows is in the light somewhere.>Little Lonely Herb is in the daycare building, his crying can be heard even from the fire.>Grandpa is in his room in the building, "sleeping".
>>2704861>Mom's off gambling and dad's trying to get her to stop.
>>2704864>>2704861>>2704844>>2704838Now I want a bin of whoever was in Herb's aura. I imagine his father would be more bitter and distant because he had to give up his dream. It's hard to actually end up somewhere Herb doesn't want you to see because things gently nudge you away or loop back to the campfire or a kitchen.
>>2704938That or Herb's busy trying to help you while things are deteriorating in the background.
>>2704836Doesn't he have a sister who likes messing with him and a brother who looks up to him?
>>2704966His brother is super super young and we're not fully aware of the dynamic with this sister. I'd wager spent time caring for his siblings. Granted I could be blowing his mom's gambling problem out of proportion.
>>2704966His sister liked messing with him in a bullying way, not a brother sister way if I recall. He's also had to be the role model for his younger brother. Can't really let him know you're stressing because Mom gambled way the grocery money and Dad's thinking about leaving.
>>2704978A bullying way is a brother-sister way, they're not exclusive.
>>2704983They're really not. There's a massive difference.
>>2704985Well autocorrect butchered that one. Meant to say that they really are mutually exclusive. There's a huge difference between brother sister teasing and bullying.
>>2704996don't we bully gobble tho?
>>2704996Well, Sis might have bullied Herb a little, but also stood up for Herb and loved him as well. I always got the feeling she was trying to toughen herb up a little, but she still loved him.
>>2705230I could see that, but I always got the vibe that she probably would have blamed him for the issues with the family. "Everything was fine until they had Herb" kinda thing. I could go way into my thoughts on this but I'm probably way off base anyway.
>>2705633She probably felt that way a little bit when Herb was born cause babies take all the parents attention, but Herb was a mediator when his little brother was born. She probably saw how Herb treated their new brother and felt bad for how she did to him as Herb was little. Herb was probably a much kinder older sibling. It sounded like the littlest brother cemented their current dynamic of all the siblings looking out for each other and I feel like Herb was the real glue for that change.
>>2705375Good image name!
>>2705775The thing is we don't know how long his mom was dealing with those issues. I imagine his sister would blame Herb for then because when she was younger the issue wasn't there (depending on how long his mom had had a gambling problem this could actually be true, or it was always there and she just wasn't aware as she was a kid herself). I'd like to agree that how Herb treated his little brother helped changed the dynamic with his sister as well. I could see her finding out Herb knew what was going on and still keeping a smile on his face and distracting the little brother from it, and that made her reassess how she acted.
>>2705812Yeah, we learned that Herb got good at cooking and fashion as a big way to save money for him and his family. I imagine little Herb mending the family's clothes, searching thrift stores, and cooking big meals to help the stress and financial burden on his parents.
>>2705983Have we not mentioned this to the girlfriends yet? I mean, Herb isn't the type to bring it up unless asked, but the taking on of everyone's burdens while keeping his own to himself is starting to remind me of Shirou.
>>2706343No I don't think he has. Herb's the type to jump at everyone's problems to ignore his own and feel useful. At this point it's in the past so I don't think he feels the need to bring it up and definitely doesn't want to.
>>2705983That's super sad. Has gobble confirmed any of this?
>>2707874This is information that kinda of been revealed to us and chosen by us by votes over the quest so far, but the exact details have never been specifically been inspected. What I mean is we've ever had a flashback or played through any part of Herb's past. Some of it is intuition and some of it is through context clues. Like we know Herb took up cooking to help his family, but we also know that Herb now loves to cook and loves to care for people. We also know that Herb's Grandpa loved to cook as well, so maybe he had more influence as well but we still don't know much about Herb's past.The thing about fashion I said is almost pure conjecture on my part, but the way Herb looks at clothes and talks about fashion lines up with it. He's always thinking about how to make the most of someone's appearance based on what he has around him. Almost Macgyver-esque with his approach to fashion Herb doesn't care about the most expensive clothes, but how clothes can bring out a person's beauty. plus he's a mean hand at sewing which I think would have gone a long way at re-purposing clothes on the cheap as he grew up.
>>2707897Perhaps there's a bit of hubris in Herb's mindscape as well then. A sort of "I'm the only thing holding all this together" mentality that helps fuel the "must be useful" complex.
>>2712204I think it's possible, but I sorta feel like Herb doesn't have pretty good self esteem. Like the reason he feels the need to be useful is that if he didn't then he would just be a burden on everyone, a waste of space, or even boring.I feel like the hubris bit would stem from an inflated ego that Herb doesn't have, but maybe that kind of mentality is what he fears he'll become.
>>2712204More like “what if they realize they’d be fine without me? Better make myself look useful.”Of course, there are plenty of aspects of Herb outside of his deepest fears that they may choose to explore instead. Or maybe, unlike Herb, they’d feel like exploring/ messing with his headspace without his supervision would be too invasive?
>>2712850It sounded like Laki didn't have a strong presence when she visited Hana, so maybe only Herb and Keira are able to change things cause they are aura users?
>>2712850Well the one time herb thought he couldn't make everyone happy he fled into the woods.
[We're starting up in about an hour or so. Hope everyone is doing well!]
>>2714025Hope you're doing well too, uh, 'g'.
>>2714033[Oops! Autofill usually takes care of that name slot for me. My bad.]
Inside Hanahttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: Akaneki, camping outside the Fighting Temple. Also in a dreamscape inside of Hana
>>2714260Poke-hype! Glad I'm here in time!
Janitor-Hana looks very interested in adjusting her mop and chewing bubblegum. Looks like you’re going to be the one to do the talking.“Well, you are pre-”“Oh damn!” A playful, strong, confident version of Hana’s voice says from behind moments before your eyesight is blocked by something. You reach up and feel a hat on your head. “This is he guy, huh?” She chews bubblegum too, but in a much more open-mouthed, carefree way. “Cute! But not what I expected.” She examines you like a show-pokemon at one of those old breeding shows. “So we fooled around like awkward teenagers. I was never into conventional romance anyway.”Your finally get a chance to take a moment and lift the hat all the way off of yourself and see this new Hana. She’s older. Older than you. Taller than regular Hana by about 2-3 inches, with a defiant, almost borderline punk haircut. Her slightly larger chest is layered by a bathing suit top below a fishnet shirt, below an open, long jacket. Her strong, hard thighs are surprisingly visible under her short skirt. “Nice to meet you!” She shakes your hand. “Or should I be greeting you another way, loverboy?” She kisses you on the cheek, letting her forehead rest against you for a half-instant, and producing a big, entertained smile. The younger version of Hana is enthralled and amazed. The janitor-Hana looks a little annoyed, but also a little on-edge. “This is,” she sighs, “my idealized version of myself. Outgoing, dresses for attention instead of avoiding it, and confident. To an annoying fault.”“You’re not scared of annoying people because you’re nice. You’re scared of being too boring to get away with it.” She winks and opens the janitor’s shirt so it shows a little cleavage. Janitor Hana quickly covers it up in an unoffended, but insecure huff. “She’s the coolest.” Young-Hana says. “So I’m a lot like her when I grow up, right?”You assess the new Hana again quickly before answering. Her hair shows all of her face, her colourful accessories on her plain, worn-out jacket grab attention. She takes her hat back off of you and slaps it back onto her head before giving you a playful wink, and she sits on the chair backwards like a cool kid out of an old movie. Her whole being just excludes confidence and playfulness. She looks like she could grab your hand and take you off into an adventure at any moment, and that she always knows exactly how to handle things.You suppose the question is important because it’s a way of establishing how you see Hana.>Yup. (lie)>Yup. (truth)>Not really>Yeah, not the way she dresses, but basically, once you get to know her. Hana is assertive and cool, deep down.>Not at all, but let me show you how I see Hana (write-in)>Something else
>>2714311>>Yeah, not the way she dresses, but basically, once you get to know her. Hana is assertive and cool, deep down.
>>2714311>Yup. (truth)Instantly, but then complicate with>Yeah, not the way she dresses, but basically, once you get to know her. Hana is assertive and cool, deep down.
>>2714311>You’ve been getting there.
>>2714340Supporting this. I don't know how true it is that she's assertive.
>>2714354Recall all the standing up to Laki that Hana does, she assertive when she wants to be.
“Yeah.”“Really?” The young Hana’s wide eyes go wider with hope.“Kick-ass.” The ‘cool’ Hana says. She swings her heavy boots up onto another chair so she can lean back. “You’re a lucky boy, then.” You can almost hear a subtle guitar around her, like she has a theme song.“I mean, mostly. She doesn’t dress like that.-”“Bet we don’t spend much time together dressed, right buddy?” The confident one elbows you.“I’m sure he just means I dress more...ladylike. That’s fine.”“Well, you dress more...casually. But you still look beautiful!” You quickly add. “I just mean that, deep down. Hana is very assertive when it matters. She’s becoming more so every day.” You think to Hana standing up to Laki and others whenever she feels she really needs to say something. She never takes the initiative, but she always stands up when she thinks it needs to be done.“Sounds good, but I think I need to push her harder.” The cooler one says before standing up. A sledgehammer has somehow found its way into her hands. She whistles and casually strolls out into the hallway. “What’s she doing?” You ask.“Ugh. She’s Hana’s idealized version of herself. Who she thinks she’d like to be. So she’s doing the opposite of what Hana would do. Hana is scared of making a fuss or causing problems, but this particular Hana is all about it. She’s going to go knock down walls and break stuff, and hope that Hana rebuilds something better.”“Oh. Oh no! Should we stop her?” You suddenly fear the consequences of being here.Janitor-Hana sighs. You see the cool-Hana out in the hallway through the cafeteria door, being lifted and carried away by two figures you can’t quite make out. “Security always stops her, and then she’s put back away somewhere safe. Causing trouble is a bad idea.”All the Hana’s nod and voice agreement. They seemed outside of listening range, but apparently that doesn’t matter much here.“They’re wrong.” The young Hana says. “How else am I supposed to grow if I don’t knock down some walls and clear some space? They’re all just scared. They think it’s too risky”>Young-Hana is right. Let’s hatch a plan to help cool-Hana>Continue around the cafeteria and meet all the others>Tour another part of Hana’s inner-self>Something else
>>2714465>Your not wrong, but you should have more of a plan than just hoping something better gets built in its place. Improvement only comes with effort.
>>2714465>You're not wrong, but you should have more of a plan than just hoping something better gets built in its place. Improvement only comes with effort.Give her a head pat and then lets>Continue around the cafeteria and meet all the others
>>2714465>You’re well-organized. You just need to make a plan to point her at the right stuff.>Hey, let’s see where Laki and I are in here.
“You’re not wrong, but you should have more of a plan than just hoping something better gets built in its place. Improvement only comes with effort.”“What kind of effort?” She asks.“Well, umm, that depends on the specifics. But just figuring out what you have to do and working towards it. You need a plan before you start smashing things. It’s not cool to just take that first step and hope it’ll all work out. That’s just reckless. You’ve got to build up, too.“...Oh. I get it now.” She says.“You do?”“Yeah. I get why I’m with you, now. You’re a grounded guy.” She looks up with wide eyes. “I bet you take good care of me.”Well, you certainly hope so. “Come on, let’s meet everyone else.”The janitor-Hana takes away young-Hana’s plate and other stuff, then follows.“Well, back there were my friends from the hospital. I didn’t get to know most of them that well. They either leave because they got better, or leave because they didn’t.” She sounds a little sad. “I miss Ami the most.”The one she gestures to is maybe a year or two younger than you. She’s in a wheelchair, although she moves her legs a little so she’s probably not bound to it. You don't need to be a doctor to guess that it’s something terminal.You aren't sure what to say. “I-”Janitor-Hana takes over. “But she’s the one that made me promise to go out and live, instead of just staying hidden from the world. And it sounds like I’m doing that at least a little. So., no need for sad words, okay? Moving on.” She points to the next table. “There’s the table with all of the people you know. Laki, Abigail, Keira, Polu, all of them.“ You’re curious to see how they act. “And over there is you and me on a date. Probably a microcosm of our relationship. Probably going to be a mess.” She awkwardly half-laughs. “And over here is me, alone, wearing earphones, reading a book. It’s how I usually like to be.” She points to the table across the aisle. “There’s me and my pokemon. Small table, I know. I never give them what they need. I feel pretty guilty about that.”>Just grab them all and get to know them as you tour the rest of the building>Sit with Hana’s versions of all your mutual frieds>Sit with Hana having a date with you>Sit with the Hana reading alone>Sit with her pokemon. She never talks about them>Wait, you want to sit down with Ami>Something else
>>2714564>Sit with her pokemon. She never talks about themI’ve been wanting to broach this for a while, really.
>>2714564>Sit with Hana having a date with youNeed to give Janitor hana a kiss when we leave.
>>2714564>Sit with her pokemon. She never talks about themYeah, I want to learn more.
>>2714564>>Sit with her pokemon. She never talks about them
You sit down with her pokemon. Trainer-Hana is dressed like a real ace. She’s got the classic pro-gear on, a licensed Pokemon League hat from Kanto, if you’re not mistaken. But her clothes and hat are all sloppy and ill-fitting. She looks a very unsure of herself. “Togep! You’re so cute!.” She cuddles the small egg pokemon for a second, before it hisses and growls at her. She placates it by calling it cute a few more times despite not meaning it any more, and giving it some of her cafeteria lunch.“Oh, hey. A real trainer! Err, I mean, another trainer.” She stands up to greet you.”How are you- Oh no Glaceon, come back!” She runs from the table to chase Glaceon, who just got bored and wandered off. She places the compliant and lethargic Ice pokemon back at the table.Chinchou rolls it’s eyes and gives Hana’s arm a nice little charge as she holds it out for it. After filling up, she pats it on the head and thanks it, but it doesn’t take her seriously and looks underappreciated.Tirtouga lays there, bored and depressed looking. There’s nothing challenging it. Togepi comes to push it off the table, but it’s so heavy that it’s taking a long time and some real effort. Tirtouga is too bored and lazy to be bothered by its slow approach towards the edge.“Heh. Boy. This is embarrassing.” Hana says. “I’ve been meaning to do more for my pokemon, but, well, you know. Things happen.” The trainer-Hana looks distracted by the television. She’s also glancing a lot at the date at the table next to her, and looking back at the one with all your friends. “Uh huh. In a minute, Tirtouga.” She says as it finally begins to vocalize a complaint. She does end up catching it as it’s tipped over the edge, though.Glaceon huffs some ice around your feet out of boredom.“On it.” Janitor-Hana says as she chips it away and cleans it up, tossing the ice into her mop-bucket.>Put up some curtains around this table to keep her from being distracted>Come up with a solution for each pokemon’s issue for the trainer-Hana to follow>Make a mental note of it and move on to the next table. You’ll chat about it with real-Hana in the real world later>Tell this Hana to stop messing around and give them more focus! Don’t mince words, she needs to hear it!>She’s too hard on herself. Her real pokemon aren’t nearly as neglected or troubled>Something else
>>2714677>togepthat's a butt>Make a mental note of it, you'll chat about it with real Hana laterSo she thinks she's this bad of a trainer?>She's too hard on herself. Her real pokemon aren't nearly as neglected or troubled.
>>2714677>Something elseIt’s best to deal with this in the real world, I think, but it shouldn’t hurt to tell her she can reach out to others for advice on pokemon issues, especially if working with other trainers helps her focus on her pokemon more.
>>2714677>Make a mental note of it and move on to the next table. You’ll chat about it with real-Hana in the real world later
>>2714677>>Make a mental note of it and move on to the next table. You’ll chat about it with real-Hana in the real world laterWe can literally train with her in RL.
>>2714697[So it is!Is this a repost or new butt? My butt folder really needs organizing.]
>>2714709I also really like a certain redhead
>>2714716I've always thought of abigail as naughty
>>2714701I'll second this. We can be a bit more subtle about it irl as well.
>She’s too hard on herself. Her real pokemon aren’t nearly as neglected or troubledJust to point out, I didn't vote for this because I don't think it would work. One of the things about depression is that you believe other people hate you almost as much as you do, and breaking even one person free from getting pigeonholed like that is a long-term process. She just won't believe it if we tell her her Pokemon don't see her like that.It might be a good idea to get Keira and/or Gardevoir's help to tell Hana's Pokemon she's worried she's no good for them, ask if there's anything they actually do want her to do for them, and tell them that they need to remember to be obvious about it when they're happy with her because she's not very good at realizing it herself.
You make a mental note of it. It seems like Hana thinks pretty poorly of herself as a trainer. While she’s not really as focused or driven as some other trainers you’ve seen, you never really considered her to be like this. Whatever issues she’s having with training, you’re sure you and Laki can help her out in real life.“If you ever feel like you need advice, feel free to reach out. It’s okay to ask for help from me or other trainers.” You pat the dishevelled, distracted, and confused trainer-Hana on the back and keep going.“Oh. Uh, thanks for stopping by!” She says awkwardly. As she waves, her robotic hand comes loose. She picks it up quickly, but bangs her head on the table when she tries to sit back up straight. That spooks Chinchou, who falls off the table and fires tiny electrical blast into the ceiling.Janitor-Hana cleans it up instantly.You approach the table with all of your friends. There’s Hana, who seems not to different from her trainer self, although she is a bit less clumsy and generally seems to have herself together more. One thing you notice about her is that her eyes are always down. Not at the table, but at about chest-level with the other girls.Laki is a bustier, sexier, more confident version of herself. Her exposed cleavage still somehow leaves her with some class, though. It’s classy, black-dress cleavage, not trashy, tacky cleavage. She laughs loudly, sits with her legs wide, and takes a big hunk of meat off of Hana’s plate and bites it in half. Her other hand grabs your butt posessively. She laughs and chokes a little when you jump. “Hey Soft Hands. You’re giving me a massage later. Non-negotiable.”Keira looks a lot the same, but older and wiser. She too is slightly more shapely and developed. She has on a priestly hat though, and carries herself with more authority. She uses Loanan words once in awhile, and it’s clear that the Hana at this table doesn’t understand them.Abigail has a big mischievous grin, which isn’t accurate. For some reason she’s dressed in a schoolgirl’s uniform. She tosses you a juicebox. “Hey. Take a seat, goldentop.”Polu is at the end of the table. You can’t help but notice how much more handsome his smile is here, and how he’s shirtless. Sure, he’s dressed to surf, but still, he looks really, really good.(continued)
>>2714815Jane is there too. Except she’s like a demon with Jane’s features. She’s got all of her features, but as an alien, demonic creature. Her brows are permanently furrowed. Despite that, she looks oddly attractive. She seems almost approachable until she hisses at Janitor-Hana for getting too close. She doesn’t stop you from getting close, though. In fact, this Jane seems to welcome it.On the other wise, there’s the angelic Valerie. With her white dress, shining hair, and the sunlight from the window, she looks divine and smells of summer. Her laugh almost physically transforms the things around her to look prettier.Then there’s you. Huh, are you that skinny? You’re immaculately dressed, though. Your laugh grates your own ears but seems nice to Hanas. Everyone around the table seems to be generally more interested in anything you have to say as a rule, and you have a sort of distracting bulge in your pants. You watch yourself for a bit. You shoot Hana the occasional wink or glance, but otherwise don’t seem to give her that much attention. You have notable bags under your eyes, which you can only assume is from you having been pushing yourself a bit lately.“Wow. I end up with a lot of sexy friends.” Young-Hana comments.“Messy, too.” Janitor-Hana says as she cleans up the mess around Laki’s section of the table. Laki turns it into a mess again almost instantly.>Sit and pay attention to this Hana. Show her you care>Get to know this strange Jane>Get to know Keira. How does Hana see their relationship?>Get to know Abigail. How does Hana see their relationship?>You’re really interested in learning more about this Laki>Sit with Polu. You miss Polu>Valerie as an angel? You want to learn more about that!>Something else
>>2714820>Get to know this strange Jane>Sit and pay attention to this Hana. Show her you care>Get to know Abigail. How does Hana see their relationship?>Sexy demon janeGoddamn hana
>>2714820>Sit with Polu. You miss PoluI'm voting for anything that maximizes time spent being bros with Polu.
>>2714820>Sit and pay attention to this Hana. Show her you care
>>2714825She's got an imagination. A sexy imagination
>>2714820>Sit and pay attention to this Hana. Show her you careThere's really only one answer here guys. Showing your more interested in other people IN HER OWN PSYCHE is pretty fucked up and will only reinforce that image.
>>2714820>>Sit and pay attention to this Hana. Show her you care
>>2714820>Sit and pay attention to this Hana. Show her you careI’d be up for observing the others, though. Ask her to help by speaking with each of then, so we can see how she sees her interactions with them. We’re afraid of having a heavy hand here, but we can always use this knowledge in the real world.
Has Hana tried sharing her passion and watching movies with her Pokemon? I feel like at least Tirtouga might show some interest.
You take a seat next to Hana. “Hey.”“Hey buddy, what do you think you’re doing?” You turn to see yourself, with Laki on ‘your’ lap, looking angrily at you. “I-, oh, it’s me. Nevermind.” He says before turning his attention back to Laki. Oh, that’s getting a little heated.“Hi.” Hana says with a shy smile. “Oh, you’re a new Herb. Did you come out of the dungeon?”“The dungeon?” Wait, does she mean the sex dungeon with all the keys lying around.“Ha, whaaaat? Dungeon? Pssft.” She tries her hardest to act like it was a joke. “Heh. that’s uh...you already know about it, don’t you?”Janitor-Hana nods on your behalf. Young-Hana looks very interested but very unimpressed by her this version of herself.“So uh, what can I do you for?” She says with that shy, awkward, half-hearted enthusiasm of hers.”You take her hand. “I just wanted to talk. Tell me about your day.”“My day?” She looks flustered. “It’s pretty boring, heh. You probably guessed that already. But what about your day? How’s that going?”>Watch her interact with the others. You’re curious>Heavily flirt with her>Shower her with praise>Just talk about your day. Express your emotions, current events, and concerns>Something else
>>2714894>Heavily flirt with herI feel like this is the attention she wants based on how copy-Herb and copy-Laki are acting, but>Something elseTry to get Hana to open up some too, show her your focus is just on her.
>>2714894>Something elseEncourage her to share. It's not boring at all.
>>2714894>Shower her with praise>Just talk about your day. Express your emotions, current events, and concerns
>>2714894>Well I've gotten to meet you, several of you, so pretty great.>What's up with demon Jane? That's.. is there a word for sexy and scary?
The only thing I'm getting from this is that we need to kiss Hana in public and maybe pinch her ass.
>>2714894>Just talk about your day. Express your emotions, current events, and concernsNormalcy. She thinks shes more boring than the others, but the truth is that 90% of everyhing is boring anyway. Being able to be boring around other people is a sign of comfort. Having her chip in with her boring day while we pay attention would be best.I’d still be up for seeing her interactions with the others, but as a partner/commentator. I’d want her to do most of the self-examination on why she thinks they aren’t boring sometimes too.
>>2714894>Just talk about your day. Express your emotions, current events, and concerns
>>2714894>Something elseEncourage her to share. It's not boring at all.Don't let her deflect that easily. We want to know. She's not boring to us.
>>2714894>>Well I've gotten to meet you, several of you, so pretty great.
“Well I've gotten to meet you, several of you, so pretty great.” you say, getting comfortable.Hana blushes, brushes her hair aside a little, and looks down while giggling. She quickly gets her composure back together and looks up. But there’s a small zit on her face. “Hope you’re not getting sick of me.”“Not possible.” You say, skooching a little closer. You think a little bit more about your day. “Let’s see, what else. Well, I was inside of Keira earlier.”“Huh?”“Oh, mentally. Or, aura wise, or whatever. You know, like this.” You gesture around the room.“I...Herb if you want to bring in Keira, I’m super down for that. Suuuper down. Down like a clown. Like a Diglett using dig.” She fidgets. “Just don’t forget how permissive and cool I am about everything.” She sounds a little nervous in that last sentence.“Umm, oh.” You aren’t sure how to respond to that. “I really just meant for the aura exercise.”She looks confused. “Oh. Oooooh! Right. Sorry. I should have been listening more closely. I’m pretty bad about that.” She turns to give you her full attention. “So, back to your day.”“Oh, right. Earlier I was at the temple, and...” you tell her about your day. You tell her about current events. And ou tell her about your thoughts and feelings. There’s nothing really big in there, but you are glad to be able to let that all out and discuss it.“What's up with demon Jane? Is there a word for sexy and scary?”“Yeah, ‘Jane.’” She snorts. “Ha. Get it? Because even as a scary monster you still want to just bury your face in those tits and... hehe, whoo. It’s hot in here, huh?”You shrug.“So, uh. What else can I do for you?” She says. “We can talk about or do whatever you want.”Well, what about you? I’m here to get to know you better, after all. So tell me a little about yourself.”She looks confused and scared. She pokes her real and fake fingers together. “What could you want to know about me?” This slightly dorkier version of Hana seems incapable of looking you directly in the eyes. She keeps averting her gaze. She’s also got zits that Hana doesn’t, and looks a little sweatier.>Do I do anything to annoy you?>Tell her that she’s more interesting than she thinks>How come there’s a Laki here but not at the date table?>Take her by the hand and continue on>Give me a rundown of your relationship with everyone at the table>Ask her to tell you something she’d be too shy to say in real life>Something else
>>2714894I agree with >>2714960. Don't let her escape by changing the subject.
Whoops. Slowpoked the last vote. Won't this time though.>>2715028>Do I do anything to annoy you?>Tell her that she’s more interesting than she thinks>Give me a rundown of your relationship with everyone at the tableNo idea what best order to do these in is, but I feel like these are the things we want to cover.
>>2715028>Do I do anything to annoy you?I'd also like to know if she seriously wants to bring someone else into the threesome, or if she just thinks that we want her to want that.
>>2715028>Tell her that she’s more interesting than she thinksTake her hand>Ask her to tell you something she’d be too shy to say in real life
>>2715028>>Do I do anything to annoy you?>>Tell her that she’s more interesting than she thinks>Ask her to tell you something she’d be too shy to say in real life
>>2715028>How come there’s a Laki here but not at the date table?>I’m really not sure what Sal-Mates are supposed to be to each other. I really only have Kat, Robin, and Clair for comparison.>Sometimes I’m not sure whether I’m giving you too much space or too little. How am I doing on that?
>>2715028>Do I do anything to annoy you?>Ask her to tell you something she’d be too shy to say in real life
>>2715028>Take her by the hand and continue on
“About myself?” Hana says. “Wow. Jeez. Okay. Well, I like movies, but you already knew that. I like...” she leans in and whispers in your ear. “I like getting banged by you. Like crazy.” She leans back. “What else? Umm, I used to play a lot of games but haven’t touched them since we’ve been travelling. I sort of miss that.”“Can I ask you something?”“I’m all yours.” She says, trying to lean back on her bench. Her hands miss the back and she’s unable to steady herself. She slips a little and then quickly rights herself. “Go ahead.”“Do I do anything to annoy you? Am I doing okay there? Sometimes I’m not sure whether I’m giving you too much space or too little. How am I doing on that? I see that Laki isn’t at our date-table over there, so is that a sign of something?”“Oh. Wow. That’s a heavy line of questions.” She laughs. “Well, not really annoying, but you do miss a lot of signs. I don’t like to impose, so I try to be subtle about hinting what I want and you never really pick it up. I have to be brave to get it through to you.” She looks down. “That’s really my own fault, but I still get annoyed at you when you don’t notice.” She looks down. “Laki’s not at the table because as much as I like her, and I do, we haven’t really had much experience one on one. I know more about how she likes to be licked than I do her favorite color. That’s on me too, though. You’re doing great for space. I worry about how much i give you all the time. I feel overwhelmed sometimes but I’m also like, crazy obsessed with you so I do a lot to keep that from getting creepy. I smell your pillow sometimes.” She blurts out accidentally. I understand if you’re mad or creeped out.” She’s sweating now.“Not at all.” Well, that’s good to know. “I was actually going to ask you to tell me something you’d be too shy to say in real life.”“I’m so the wrong Hana to ask.” She turns away. “But, if it’s you, well, umm..” her eyes dart around. “Okay. I know.” She leans in close. “Even though I totally deny it, I still want to be a gym leader. It doesn’t have to be water, but I feel like that’s what I’d be best at.” She leans back and sighs, as if she just got milk after eating a very spicy pepper. “That was hard. Not very interesting, I know, but I wanted to share something that wasn't lewd for once. You’re probably sick of that.”“You don’t have to worry about every little thing like that. I like hearing what you have to say. You know, you’re more interesting than you think.” You take her hand.“I am?”“Yes, so don’t worry so much about offending. It’s fine.”(continued)
>>2715269She looks down. “Thanks. It’s not that I always just blindly hate myself. I like me, for the most part. But being me takes a lot of work. I just want to run away back to books and movies and games. I’m an introvert, but I feel like I use that as an excuse to avoid confrontation or scary social situations. And so I worry that if I don’t temper praise that I get, or if I just get too careless about how I act, I won’t work as hard to be the me that I like. The me that you like.” She finally gives you a little eye contact. It breaks after only a few seconds, though.You feel a slight weakening of your presence here. It’s tiny, but you know that eventually you will run out of time. You should probably move on from here soon if you want to see other places.>Give her an assertive, lewd parting kiss. It’s what she wants>Kiss her hand and leave like a gentleman. It’s how you were raised>Give her a sweet kiss on the cheek like her ‘cool’ version did to you>One more thing (write-in)>Something else
>>2715269Hey Gobble, was Hana responding to something that got cut off or did she just say "About Myself?" like an interjection?
>>2715274>One more thing (write-in)I'll do my best to be more perceptive, as long as you do your best to be open about yourself. We're in this together.Then>Give her an assertive, lewd parting kiss. It’s what she wants
>>2715274>Give her an assertive, lewd parting kiss. It’s what she wants>Something elseThank you. I want to help you grow too Hana, but remember you don't have to temper or censor yourself around me. The more I find out about you, the more I want to learn.
>>2715274>Give her an assertive, lewd parting kiss. It’s what she wants.Not my normal style, but it really does seem that Hana wants that. I can get over myself for a reason like that.
>>2715274>>Kiss her hand and leave like a gentleman. It’s how you were raised
>>2715274>Give her a sweet kiss on the cheek like her ‘cool’ version did to you
>>2715278[Ah, I fucked that up. Disregard it, please.]
>>2715274>Give her an assertive, lewd parting kiss. It’s what she wants>See you in the morning
Mental note: Maybe ask Laki to take Hana on a date, just the two of them. Bonus points if they can avoid talking about Herb the whole time.
>>2715274>Give her an assertive, lewd parting kiss. It’s what she wants
You get up from the table. There’s a lot you want to say. “Thank you. I want to help you grow too Hana, but remember you don't have to temper or censor yourself around me. The more I find out about you, the more I want to learn. I'll do my best to be more perceptive, as long as you do your best to be open about yourself. We're in this together.”She shyly squirms. “That’s why I l...love you.” She manages. Her sweatiness and zits seem to fade away a bit.You extend your hand and she takes it. When she does, you pull her up and into a deep, long, groping kiss. “Mm?” She’s confused a first, but then she begins to roll with it, and then, she begins to really get into it. Your hands don’t care that you’re in public and neither does her body.It becomes hard to break as she keeps chasing your mouth and pushing into you while you try to back off. You do end it eventually, though.She pants. “Awesome.”As you leave, you notice the Herb that was on the table come over to that Hana and put the moves on her. It does stroke your ego a bit that when he does, he looks a lot more handsome and seems to melt her tuna like nobody’s business.“I guess growing up to be me isn’t all bad.” Young Hana says as she follows. Her eyes unsure of whether to watch you or the you at the table putting the moves on that Hana.You find your way over to the Hana that’s alone and reading next.“Hi.” You say.She glances up for a second, then ignores you.Wow. Rude!>Okay. Move on>Put the moves on her. You know things that no Hana could resist>Read the book she’s reading from over her should>Something else
>>2715382>Something elseAsk her what she's reading.
>>2715382>Okay. Move on
>>2715382>Scooch in next to her and relax with her for a little. If she moves away just give her a kiss on the cheek and be on your way. If she moves in just enjoy the moment with her for awhile.
>>2715382>sit next to her and lean you head on her shoulder
>>2715382>Something elseSit next to her, if doesn't notice us kiss her on the cheek and move on, but if she does notice just spend some quality time with her.
>>2715382>Something elseGonna have a lot of opinions on this one.I’d say (if she lets us), see if we can place her in our lap, hold her close, and read over her shoulder for a bit. Ger comfortable with the quiet.
>Something elseSpeak silence with her. It is her native tongue after all.
I mean. You guys realize it's fine if she likes being alone some times right?
>>2715382>Okay. Move onLet her enjoy herself.
>>2715498Yeah, of course. I feel like the general feeling is, we want her to know that we care about her and then move on if she doesn't want to engage.
>>2715508I mean the parts of her that engage are all over. we just spoke to them. I think this is her alone time self.
>>2715513Sure, but we just spoke to a Hana that said she uses her introverted qualities to avoid having to deal with people. So that aspect might be this hana and it could be worthwhile to speak to her, but if not if it really is just alone time Hana then we can move on, no harm no foul.
>>2715513Herb and Hana can be alone together. Silence between two people can say a lot. Hope that makes sense. But she didn't outright rebuff him.
>>2715382>Something elseMake it clear that we're not ignoring her, but if she doesn't want to interact with us, that's okay.
>>2715521I have no interest speaking with this Hana. I just want this Hana to know that it's fine to not want to be social all the time, but that Herb is there for her regardless. We don't need words here.
>>2715533Sure, that's fine too. that cuts to my original point. We just want Hana to know we care and then move on.
>>2715382>Kiss her, peck on the cheek or top of her head. tell her to have fun. Move on to the dungeon.Im kind of drunk but my brain has suddenly spinning in shadow-runs on what the sex dungeon is and that it might not be what we assumed. mindspaces and philosophies and all that jazz.
>>2715557So Gardevoir wasn't at the pokemon or the friend's table, what's the over/under on her being tied up in the dungeon right now?
>>2715568Haha, thanks for that mental image. I'm not even sure I want to see the dungeon, I like the mystery of it.
>>2715568Oh god. I don't even want to think about that.
>>2715568Shes the one holding the whip
>>2715636Gardevoir turns to you as you enter the dungeon. Shes far more human like, and curvaceous.She bites her lip "The screams, the tiny little red lines, its a map, a map to the sunshine that's inside every single one."
You aren’t really sure what to do. If this were real life, of course you’d just move on. But this is Hana’s aura, and you’re exploring it. So you decide to try something. You sit beside her on this little couch. She doesn’t react at all. She just continues reading and listening.So you wait a little bit, then skooch a little closer.She flips the page.Okay, so far, so good. You get closer still. “I’m going to put my arm around you, if that’s alright.”She gives you a quick flicker of her eyes before returning back to her book. Her shoulder is cold, but she doesn’t oppose it. In time, you make yourself comfortable and warm her up a bit. She seems to appreciate that, in the very small and subtle ways she communicates.In time, you find yourself cuddling with her. She doesn’t talk, at all, and she doesn’t appreciate any actions that take her focus away from her book or listening to her earphones.You sit and cuddle for a bit. She doesn’t seem to want to share the book at first. But after some time, she lets you see it. After a little longer, she even angles it so you can read it.You have no idea what this book is. There’s no cover, and you’ve jumped into the middle of a story. But it’s some sort of fantasy.She flips the page again, and that’s when you notice that it’s being written. The words fill in every time she flips it.Oh gosh! She’s writing a book in her head!“I still haven’t written a book?” The young version asks from over your shoulder, disturbing you and cuddle-Hana. “What have I been doing with my time.”“Bean-flicking, mostly.” Janitor-Hana answers.“What? I’m some sort of farmer?”You cuddle with the reading Hana for a bit longer, but the crowd her is bothering her a little. Still, she gives your hand a nice squeeze before turning the next page. You decide that’s fine by you and leave her to her privacy. She didn’t mind your presence, just demands for attention, and that’s fine.You feel a little colder for having broken contact. Cuddling was really nice. but you should be moving on now.(continue)
>>2715650Date-Hana is dressed up very nicely. Although her body doesn’t look as good as it does in real life. This one has a bit of a potbelly, her scars are much more visible, and she generally just looks worse than in real life. She laughs at a joke you make so hard that part of her drink comes out of her nose. The date-you smoothly hands her a handkerchief.Wow. This version of you is smooth. You had no idea Hana had such a high opinion of you.A hot Laki walks by and both of you at the table turn stop talking and turn your heads. The conversation resumes a second later.“So...” She plays with the ice in her drink. The version of you at the table checks his watch. He looks bored and is growing impatient.You don’t even own a watch!“She’s blowing it.” The Janitor-Hana says as she finds some tissue paper in her cart. “Looks like a night full of crying and masturbation.”“Ew.” Young-Hana says. “And she’s not blowing it. She’ll find something. Come on.”Date Hana manages to grab date-Herb’s attention by running her foot up his leg.>Give her some advice (write-in)>Oh come on! Does she really think the only way to get your attention is sex? You’re a little hurt!>Wait, go back to cuddle-Hana>They’ll work it out. Move on>Take over for Date-Herb>Something else
>>2715655>Oh come on! Does she really think the only way to get your attention is sex? You’re a little hurt!
>>2715655>>Oh come on! Does she really think the only way to get your attention is sex? You’re a little hurt!
>>2715655>>They’ll work it out. Move onShe's doin good.After all of this I kinda just hope to cuddle the fuck out of all the girls.
>>2715655throw popcorn at the couple. both are falling down on the job. I mean we're just skimming the surface of this communal Hana hivemind and its interesting as fuck.
>>2715693We can get younger hana to throw popcorn too.Janitor hana has to clean it up tho.
>>2715693>>2715655Backing, seems like a giggle.
>>2715693Guys, guys, guys. Hana. Is. Just. Like. Herb. A bunch of anons are running her and telling her what to do.
>Herb is getting drained as he stays out in people's heads>Laki was faint when she came into HanaWhat are the odds that she took a poke around Herb's subconscious while we were inside Keira? And what are the odds of getting a pastebin of that event?
>>2715706That makes way too much sense. Explains why she trying to LEWD everyone and everything.
You fold your arms. “Oh come on! Does she really think the only way to get your attention is sex?” You ask janitor-Hana. You’re hurt. You’re not just interested in that stuff.“Don’t ask me. I’m just clean-up. Date-Hana isn’t easy to read.”You watch for a bit more. The Herb there seems distracted and slightly uninterested in date-Hana. She ups her game by moving her chair around to be right next to him so she can use her hand under the table directly. Her insecurity does seem to vanish though. She’s changed into a much prettier, sexier, better looking version of herself.She definitely has Date-Herb’s attention, though.Is this what she wants out of the date, or what she thinks you want? Or is it the only way she feels she can keep your attention. Oh man, what if it’s the only way you can can keep hers? Is her interest in you hinged on sex? You know that’s not the only thing that makes you get along, but would she be with you if that aspect of your relationship wasn’t so....if it didn’t make her curl her toes and roll her eyes into the back of her head?No. No. You can’t think that way.Jeez, this whole thing is really bringing up some uncomfortable questions. You could just be letting your imagination or insecurities run wild. Keira did tell you that things aren’t literal when it comes to aura. It’s not memories or mind-reading. It’s just feelings. Maybe Hana feels like she hasn’t had any other sort of date, so this is just her ‘feeling’ how it usually goes.Her hand under the table and the face you’re making are both very obvious now. It’s a good thing this isn’t real.“Wow. I just go for it, huh?” Young Hana says, eyes wide. “Fearless.”>Make a mental note to have a non-lewd date with Hana and move on>You guess Hana just wants more lewd time and less wasted time on dates. You can accommodate>No no no. Sit down and get these two talking about their hopes and dreams, even if it takes a while>Cover Young-Hana’s eyes>Something else
>>2715769>Make a mental note to have a non-lewd date with Hana and move on
>>2715769>>Make a mental note to have a non-lewd date with Hana and move on
>>2715769>Make a mental note to have a non lewd date with Hana, or at least discuss it with her, and move on.
>>2715769>Make a mental note to have a more socially involved date with Hana and move onNot necessarily non-lewd, just talk about it.
>>2715769>Make a mental note to have a non-lewd date with Hana and move onLet Young-Hana know that this is only a part of the relationship. You think about more than sex!
>>2715769>Make a mental note to have a non-lewd date with Hana and move on>Cover young Hana's eyes>>leave a gap in your fingers so she can see anyway
You make a mental note about maybe having a non-lewd date in the future, and to talk to Hana about this. You try to cover young-Hana’s eyes as date-Hana drops her face below the table. “Uhh, just so you know, this is only one part of the relationship. There’s more than just sex.”“Uh huh.” Young Hana says, peering between the gaps in your hand.You sigh. It’s no use. You are a little hurt and confused, but you also can’t really deny that date-Herb is having a great time right now.You move on. “Back to the hallway.” Janitor-Hana says. “Where are we going now?”That’s a good question. You-Boom! Boom! Big, gigantic feet walk by the hallway window. “What’s that?” You put yourself in front of young-Hana.“Oh. The Titans Yeah, they’re cool. They don’t cause any problems, besides being big and intimidating.” Janitor-Hana says. “If you want to get their attention, you can try showing amazing skill, but it’s a lot easier and more reliable just to get hurt or start a fire. They’ll respond pretty much instantly to those.”You’re so confused. You slowly move closer to the window to take a better look. Way up in the sky, you see the giant’s feet belongs to Kat. There’s a Robin in the background, and a few others you assume are Hana’s other caretakers and adults who cared for her.Oh!Oh.Woah. You feel a different shaking. It only lasts for a moment, but you can tell you’re growing a little weaker here. You won’t be able to stay forever. You need to decide where you’re going to go next>Go to the mechanical room. See what the problem is there>Go to sex dungeon in the basement. There’s supposed to be a lock on the door, but there are keys just laying all around, even here.>Go to the movie set in the attached building, where illusions, fakery, and acting reign supreme>Go to the courtyard of fresh air and reality>Go to the morgue, where dead things have been left and forgotten>Do something amazing to get the titan’s attention (write-in)>Start a fire to get the titan’s attention>Something else
>>2715865>Go to the movie set in the attached building, where illusions, fakery, and acting reign supreme
>>2715865>>Go to sex dungeon in the basement. There’s supposed to be a lock on the door, but there are keys just laying all around, even here.>CURIOSITY PIQUED
>>2715865>Go to the morgue, where dead things have been left and forgottenNot sure if I’d be able to stay up to make it, but I’d like to see what Hana keeps actually buried.The sex dungeon doesn’t count, after all.
>>2715865>Go to the movie set in the attached building, where illusions, fakery, and acting reign supreme>Go to the morgue, where dead things have been left and forgottenone of these
>>2715865>Go to the morgue, where dead things have been left and forgotten
[I'm afraid that's it for tonight. We'll be running again on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening.I'm getting lasik on Friday and I'm unsure what that means for running next weekend. My understanding is that the first three days are pretty bad, but it's not like I need a lot of eye-sight to run.I hope everyone is enjoying themselves. This arc has been longer than I expected, but as long as nobody is growing tired of it, that's great by me.]
>>2715897Thanks for running Gobble!
>>2715903[Thanks for coming!]
>>2715897Thanks for running!
>>2715897>>2715908Thanks for running, Gobble. i really like the aurascpae/mindscape scenes that we do in your quests. It's a unique perspective we don't get to see very often and helps us learn more about Herb's views on the world and the views of how our companions see/feel about the world.
>>2715865>Go to sex dungeon in the basement. There’s supposed to be a lock on the door, but there are keys just laying all around, even here.I refuse to accept that this might not happen. I let you ignore my whirlpool of lust writein before, I'm not doing it again! There will be brain lewds!
>>2715897Think I could get an hint on >>2715710?
Sex dungeon is the trap option, morgue is where we get that good sad shit like forsaken dreams
>>2715865>Go to the mechanical room. See what the problem is there.Keyword "See". Don't fudge with nothing, just take a gander.
>>2715897Wait, if gobble gets their eyes fixed, how will I get my daily dose of butts from their typos?
>>2716835Worry not, the butts must flow.
>>2717686damnit dude now I'm seeing gobble as a navigator
[So there might be a delay on the thread. I hurt myself a bit at work. Nothing serious, but it's slowing down me down while I try to tackle some sudden issues with all this rain and computer (unrelated). Things have gone slightly haywire today. I'll see if I can get things wrapped up, but if we do run today, it'll be delayed and short. It's not looking likely, but I'll try my best and let you know for sure once I try some things and see how they go.Also, I will always post butts. I have them stored online for backup. Butts are serious business.]
[Welp, this is going to take some time. I'm afraid there's no thread today. I'll try to make it up to you guys. I was looking forward to this all day.]
>>2720845You'll get em next time Gobble! Any updates on the bins you've been working on?
>>2720772>>2720845Don't worry about it, Gobble. Just rest up.None of us want you to make things worse for yourself trying to run hurt.We'll be here when you've recovered.
>>2720772>>2720845Hope you have an easy surgery, Gobble! Good luck with your lasik! Also don't worry about your schedule. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.
Take care of yourself, Gobble!
>>2721785>>2721737[Thanks! Today is a bit busy doing the last minute stuff. You guys are the best. I really, truly mean that.]
>>2715949>>2715710[Would everyone prefer a write-up of Laki's aura mixing, or would you like to play it out as either Laki or Herb's own aura reacting to her presence?]
>>2726158Oh, I'm tempted to just have the write up since it would be faster, but let's complete the trifecta.>I vote to play it out.
>>2726158I'll go with write-up. We've spent a lot of time here already (both aura mixing and at this temple) and I'd like to get a move on.I'm guessing the Lasik went well Gobble?
>>2726158Play it out. I'd always wonder if we didn't.
>>2726158A write-up might be better, but I can’t help but feel the pull of playing as, for instance, just Herb’s anger. Write up seems better, much the way you picked Herb’s aura type. It’ll move the arc along, and it isn’t really a time where controlling Herb makes sense, nor is a perspective swap necessary.Tldr; bin.
>>2726158If it's Laki in Herb's head, a write-up.
>>2726265[So far so good! Got a check up today. We will be running tomorrow unless I have some crazy infection.]
>>2727470Gobble is your new work like evil buzz saw factory stuff? Or.. are you working for the Canadian cdc? Are you patient zero? You're not allowed to get crazy infections gobble.
>>2732646[I've been falling apart lately. Just a series of things all at once.I had a weird fainting spell yesterday and got all groggy and weird. So if today the thread is a bit more full of mistakes, forgive me.Also, thread soon!]
>>2733190Don't worry Gobble, we all love you. You just relax and take care of yourself, we won't mind some typos.