Festival Bestival Editionhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMALL BINS: https://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLatest bin: https://pastebin.com/MnTZZFQuGeneral 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 (Feraligatr)Sorbet (Vulpix)Ghost Pepper (Rotom)Location: The Dark type gym in TerichiRecently: Events finished up at the Dark type gym in Terichi
>>3289801Aww, yeah! Poke-Hype!
“Let’s go!” You say excitedly. You’ve been wondering about this festival for awhile. And you’ll have a chance to see Valerie.“So uh, what can we expect there?” Hana asks.“The festival is about the cycles of the world, and growth. The first day is of the morning, the sixth night is of death, but the sunrise of the seventh morning is about renewal and hope.” Laki answers, then thinks. “Those women that took care of you didn’t really teach you much, did they?”It’s not a critical question, but Hana looks defensive. “They offered to get a tutor and whatever books I wanted, but...”“But you were more interested in movies and games, right?”Hana looks down. “Sorry.”“You didn’t do anything to me. It’s yourself you owe an apology to. Don’t worry though, I’m going to teach you everything.” Laki says, pulling her in by the small of her waist. Hana already looks distracted.When you arrive at the beach to leave for the festival, Laki releases Wailord.“Are you sure you know how to get there at night?” Hana asks.Laki and Abigail almost chuckle. Abigail handles this one. “This is one of the easiest routes in the region. I managed it when I was a little girl.” Abigail offers you a hand onto Wailord. “But don’t worry, Goldentop, we won’t make you do it alone with Dice.”>Thanks. Ocean travel is still intimidating>Why not? You’ve got to learn to get around without help>What’s that supposed to mean?>Something else
>>3289935>Thanks. Ocean travel is still intimidating
>>3289935>Thanks. Ocean travel is still intimidatingMeeting a jab with honest gratitude, the Herb way.
So, I’ve been thinking about experiments we can do with our aura powers, since we’ve decided we need to git gud quick.I think the next logical step is to see what happens to someone who is “healed” (aka has aura energy put into them) when they have no injuries for that aura to act on.I expect to give them a cool supercharged state, where they’ve got extra strength and endurance and maybe their aura becomes visible to more people.I think transferring energy from Wailord to Laki would be a good way to test it out. They’re emotionally close, Wailord has a lot of energy, and Laki is very healthy.
I still wanna knock up Keira. Laki's only pissed because she wants to be first.
“Thanks.” You take her hand and hop onto Wailord. The massive pokemon gives a soft, approving sound in reaction. He must recognize your footstep.”Ocean travel is still intimidating.”Abigail reflects on her joke failing to get the desired result. Instead of being disappointed, she decides she’s satisfied with that response and smiles. “Never change, Herb.” She even gives your hair a little tussle pulling you the rest of the way up. Why does everyone do that?As you take off into the dark ocean, everyone does their usual travel routine. Laki is doing some stretches with her pokemon, Abigail is reading, and Hana is fishing off the side. She’s joked before that she thinks it’s wiser for her to bring the ocean up to her than go down into it. Gardevoir is standing in the middle, staring up at the full moon. She tends to get distracted by bright lights sometimes.>Fish with Hana>Stretch and exercise with Laki and your pokemon>Read like Abigail>Hang with Gardevoir>Do something specific with a pokemon>Something else
>>3290045>Stretch and exercise with Laki and your pokemon>Maybe turn it into a danceIt was a joke?!
>>3290045>Hang with GardevoirI'm interested in hearing thoughts after her protecting us from Fug.
>>3290045Hang with Gardevoirsee what she thinks of the evil fug thing
>>3290036I was thinking that was a major factor for her too. There is a surprisingly simple solution to that. Remember, we described this to Keira as helping a friend, not starting a relationship/family. It’d be pretty shitty if she’s committed to this already and has to go with a backup that she doesn’t know well because we back out. Basically NTR territory for a lot of players.
>>3290045>Stretch and exercise with Laki and your pokemonWe owe her some more time.
>>3290045>Hang with GardevoirGarde or Laki is a touch pick here, but one did just fight a mad dead god with us, so we should check on her.
>>3290045>Stretch and exercise with Laki and your pokemon>Hang with Gardevoir
Do you guys think it would be a good idea to tell Laki about our m.m. sesh with Keira, since it’s relevant to current events in our relationship, or does it not matter since it happened before we were dating anyone and we shouldn’t kiss-and-tell?Then again, Keira did volunteer the info to Laki herself right after, so we know she isn’t expecting discretion.
You walk up to Gardevoir. She doesn’t react and keeps staring up at the moon.You look up too, trying to see what she sees. All you notice though, are clouds, stars, and a big full moon. It’s nice, at the very least. Pretty. And since it’s a warm night you can just stand here staring for a long time. The shimmering of the stars and details of the moon become even clearer as you get away from the lights of the city and deeper into the dark void of the ocean. You stare until a cloud covers it. You look down to see Gardevoir and she’s already staring at you.“Gah!” You jump.“Gah!” She jumps back as well. Then giggles away the excess energy from the fright. You realize you were laughing first, but somehow that makes it funnier.You sigh as the last of it leaves you. Her face is so human-like. She should be the easiest pokemon in the group to read, instead of the hardest.“You wish to know about my state of mind.” She echoes her voice into your head instead of speaking. “In regards to Horrifying Darkness.”You nod.“I wish to know how you feel, first.” She says.>Can’t she read your mind?>You feel responsible for bringing that into her life>You feel grateful and safer having her around>You feel woefully unprepared for dealing with this>You feel unfairly burdened by this challenge>You feel like everything's going to work out, even if it might get scary>You’d rather not talk about it>Something else
>>3290220>You feel responsible for bringing that into her life>You feel grateful and safer having her around>You feel like everything's going to work out, even if it might get scaryI want her to know that though this is our fault, we're not going to shift the blame, and will help her get through this.
>>3290220>>You feel responsible for bringing that into her life>>You feel grateful and safer having her around>>You feel like everything's going to work out, even if it might get scaryI agree with anon on these three choices.
>>3290220>You feel responsible for bringing that into her life>You feel grateful and safer having her around>You feel woefully unprepared for dealing with this>You feel unfairly burdened by this challengeIt’s a lot of emotions!
>>3290220>You feel responsible for bringing that into her life>You feel grateful and safer having her aroundThese at the very least.
See, I think that feeling like it will all work out isn’t quite right. I think hoping that it will all work out is better.
Also>staring at the moonShe’s a fairy alright.We should investigate her mysterious past with the time flower sometime.
>>3290220>You feel responsible for bringing that into her life>You feel grateful and safer having her around>You feel woefully unprepared for dealing with this
“I feel responsible for bringing this into your life. And everyone else's. But I really appreciate how you fished my bacon out of that fire. Sorry you had to get involved.”“Did you intend to arrange these events?”“Well, no.”“Did you have experience and foreknowledge “People often wish to believe we have more power and agency than we do. The events that lead to this are not your fault.”You feel a surprising sense of relief to hear her say that. Mostly because you know she really believes that. “Thanks. You know. As scary as this is, I think it’s all going to work out. I...we’ll figure out. It’s not fair, but that’s life, right?” You smile. You think about that one song dad used to sing that was sad at first but had a happy ending.She says nothing.“What about you? How do you feel about this?”“Fear of that the darkness will block out the sun.” She says without missing a beat.>Not as long as you’re around>The morning always comes again, however dark the night>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scared>Ask if she has any advice on what’s going on with Keira>Something else
>>3290373I think your sentence got cut off, gobs.
>>3290373>The morning always comes again, however dark the night>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scared>Ask if she has any advice on what’s going on with Keira
>>3290373>The morning always comes again, however dark the night>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scared>Ask if she has any advice on what’s going on with KeiraIf nothing else, she probably has a better sense of how Keira would deal with it than we do.
>>3290373>[“Did you have experience and foreknowledge that would have prevented it?""Well, no"]
>>3290373>>The morning always comes again, however dark the night>>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scared>>Ask if she has any advice on what’s going on with Keira
>>3290373>The morning always comes again, however dark the night>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scaredHow's life going, Gobble?
>>3290373>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scared
>>3290387[Long, rough week, but I'm doing alright. How are you?]
>>3290417I built a computer for the first time. It’s been video games this week, but soon I think I’ll start using it for productive purposes.
>>3290417I bought some manga in Japanese for reading practice Yagate Kimi ni Naru, since I'm a shameless yurifag. I'm also thinking about writing up a fantasy story, since I've been told repeatedly by different people that they enjoy my writing. I wouldn't consider myself a good writer, but I guess as long as we all have fun I shouldn't let social anxiety and fear of failure get in my way.
>>3290373>Give her a hug. It’s okay to be scared>Ask if she has any advice on what’s going on with Keira
You give her a hug, carefully avoiding the pointy bit. “It’s okay to be scared. But don’t worry. The morning always comes again, however dark the night” You quote from your dad’s song. It doesn’t sound as natural as when he sings it, but it still feels right.She leans on you more than you had expected. “You misunderstand. You are the sun.”You aren’t sure what to make of that. When you break the hug and look at her, she returns to staring up at the moon. The clouds have vanished.After a moment, you decide to try another subject. “So, I don’t suppose you have any advice on how to handle things with Keira?”“Lay her on her back and take control. She’s nervous and inexperienced, and will want your reassurance that she’s not doing anything wrong.” She doesn’t take her eyes off the moon. “These thoughts have been strong in her mind.”You raise a finger and open your mouth to say that’s not what you meant, but Hana reeling in her catch distracts you. She pulls hard, grunting. Whatever it is, it’s huge! She decides to give some slack, but the pokemon still comes up anyway.Everyone turns and freezes up as a massive, angry looking Gyarados staring at her. Wailord even freezes up too. All of you slowly coast in the water a few feet as the big eyes look down at Hana, and the big mouth spits the fishing hook out.When will this bad luck ever let up?>Walk up and be friendly. Just because it’s upset doesn’t mean it’ll get violent.>Run up and tackle Hana out of the way>Try to be a big distraction>Stay frozen. You have no idea what to do>Stomp on Wailord and tell it to go go go>Get your pokemon after it now before it can act!>Something else
>>3290559Something like this>Walk up and be friendly. Just because it’s upset doesn’t mean it’ll get violent.but much more preemptively apologetic. Gyrados are known to have bad tempers, so maybe we should offer it a gift as a sign of having no ill-will? Don't presume to decide what that gift is by yourself, ask it what it would like and let it decide.
>>3290559>Run up and tackle Hana out of the way
>>3290559>Walk up and be friendly. Just because it’s upset doesn’t mean it’ll get violent.
>>3290559>Walk up and be friendly. Just because it’s upset doesn’t mean it’ll get violent.>>3290036Then the solution is clear. Give Laki what she wants first
“Hi there.” You greet it loudly. You want to draw it’s attention, but also let everyone else hear your voice so they don’t do something that would confuse it. Instead of rushing into action, you calmly and non-threateningly walk forward. Laki, who had her hand up and was about to jump into action, hesitates again.You definitely have it’s attention. Hana is able move again now that she’s not under that gaze. Instead of getting far away, she backs towards you, keeping herself subtley between you and Gyarados.“Sorry about that hook.” You say on her behalf.“Y-yeah.” She adds in. “I wasn’t fishing for you. Not that you’re uh, not great.”The anger coming from the Gyarados is only matched by confusion. It keeps switching looking between you and Hana. You move a little closer, but Hana doesn’t let you get around her.“If anything happens, I’ve got it.” She whispers with surprising stubbornness.The mighty pokemon looks upset at being momentarily ignored. It huffs, and Wailord responds with a meek, submissive noise.>Give Gyarados a gift>Give Gyarados compliments>Ask if it’s had better luck than Hana fishing for food>Pat it on the head>Ask Wailord to slowly swim away while giving Gyarados more apologies>Something else
>>3290802>Give Gyarados compliments>Ask if it’s had better luck than Hana fishing for food
>>3290657I like the way we think. Let's get on it.>>3290802>>Give Gyarados compliments>>Ask if it’s had better luck than Hana fishing for food
>>3290802>Give Gyarados compliments>Ask if it’s had better luck than Hana fishing for foodIf it hasn't, ask it if there's anything we could do to help it.
“Wow, you’re really big!” You say, meaning every word of it. “Massive.” Hana backs you up with a lot of uncertainty in her voice.“I bet you have no problems at all with those tricky currents.”It looks a bit more prideful and less angry.“And look at those shiny scales. I bet you’re eating well for sure.” You look closer, wondering what sort of diet it needs. You forgot yourself for a moment and motion to the fishing rod. “I don’t suppose you can recommend any good fishing spots? I don’t have to guess to figure you’re having better luck than us catching something to eat.”It gives you a funny look, then gestures further ahead.“Thanks.” You say, gratefully.Wailord starts moving again, slowly. You glance over and see Laki at the front directing it.Gyarados watches curiously, confounded at what just happened. It keeps staring as your group slowly drifts away.Hana’s fear has turned to general excitement. Her breathing is intense and she looks full of energy. “I can’t believe that just happened.”>Laki, wait. We were talking>Wave as you leave>Ask Hana not to put herself in front of you like that.>Hey, we’re moving in a different direction from where Gyarados motioned>Let’s hurry>Something else
>>3291069>Wave as you leaveShout out a big thank you!Also, can we get clarification as to whether the line about moving in a different direction is us saying we should do something, or simply an observation?
>>3291069>>3291086I'll support this.
>>3291069>Wave as you leave>Ask Hana not to put herself in front of you like that.Thank it and say we will remember its benevolence.
>>3291069>>3291104In that case, I'll add >Hey, we’re moving in a different direction from where Gyarados motionedonto my vote.
“Thank you!” You wave. What a nice pokemon.“Keep going.” Abigail says to Laki under her breath.You and Hana head over there. Her eyes are as wide as can be.“Hey, how come we’re heading in a different direction than where it said the fish were?”Laki raises one eyebrow. “I’m the captain of this Pokemon and I’m not taking us to a spot where Gyarados hunt for food.” She turns back again. “That was really impressive, by the way. Both of you. I didn’t know what to do.”You and Hana beam from the praise.“What the hell was that doing out here?” Abigail is the only one not in a good mood.“I don’t know.” Laki says. “They show up in the deeper waters, but not here. Something must be going on.”After you get further away, everyone relaxes a bit more. Abigail seems especially shaken up. Laki, though, is very cuddly. Before anything happens though, you arrive at the beach.“Alright! Come on.” Laki says, retrieving Wailord and moving towards the muffled sounds and lights of the festival in the distance. “Thanks Wailord, you did well.”“What’s the rush?” Abigail asks. “We have a whole week.”“Exactly! Only one week.” She pulls you and Abigail by the hand. “And I want to clear the air with-”Her sentence stops as a hyperactive blur flies out at wraps around her. “Keira!”“Laki!” she shouts back. Then leaps to you. Her arms and legs wrapped around you draws another raised eyebrow from Laki.Keira slides down you, the leaps back up to face you again. “What’s wrong?”She looks so happy. Laki also senses that and looks a little hesitant to have that talk.>Nothing, we’ll talk later>We need to talk>Blurt it out, get it over with quickly>Something else
>>3291299>>Something elseIt's something that's pretty important we talk about, but we don't really need to talk about it right at this moment. How have you been, Keira?
>>3291299>We need to talkWith Laki and Hana
>>3291299>We need to talk
>>3291299>I had an encounter with that spirit. It went after Hana.
You look to Laki. Her face is stone serious as she nods.“We need to talk.” You say, thinking it’s best to address this now. You take a hold of Hana and Laki’s hands, and motion for Keira to follow.Abigail follows too, but Laki pushes her away by the face.The four of you sit down at a nearby dry clearing.“How have you been?” Hana asks Keira before you get into it.She looks concerned for a moment, but quickly let’s it get washed away by the strong undercurrent of excitement she can’t contain. “I’ve been so wonderful! I feel like I’ve begun a new chapter of my life.” She bounces in her seat. “Most of the elders weren’t very excited about it, but High Priest Makai was surprisingly supportive and handled everything.” She sighs happily. “Oh, thank you so much. I never would have had the courage without knowing you were there to help me.”She hugs you. Laki’s face is covered with uncertainty and hesitation.“Umm, yeah.” Laki barely gets out. “That’s what we wanted to talk to you about.”Keira hugs Laki next. “Don’t think I’m not just as grateful to you. I know this is a big imposition. I promise you I’ll respect any rules or limits you want. You’re one of my best friends and the last thing I want to do is make you feel uncomfortable.”She hugs Hana next. Laki’s stone cold resolve is long gone.“Hana. I don’t want to impose but I have so many questions I want to ask. I thought you’d be the best person to talk to.”Hana gulps. “I don’t mind.”Keira breaks the hug and leans back, smiling. She sniffs. You hadn’t realize she had started crying a little.“Keira, are you alright?” You ask.“Sorry.” She sniffles again. “It’s been an emotional few days. I know I’m being self-centered. I just feel like this huge weight is off my shoulders and I have this new and exciting life ahead, and it’s all thanks to you all giving me the strength to take this leap.” She sighs and gets a hold of herself. “What did you want to talk about?”Laki looks like she can’t quite find the words.>Stay quiet. Let Laki express what she told you before>”Sorry Keira. There was a misunderstanding”>Talk about something else for now>Something else
>>3291560>Stay quiet. Let Laki express what she told you before> There was a misunderstandingHonestly, I’d still like to do this. This can be handled maturely without getting r9ked. I’d like to explain to her that it isn’t something we can agree to without permission from Laki/Hana and we were wrong to agree without them. It should be up to Laki (and Hana, but we know the answer there) whether to proceed.
>>3291560>”Sorry Keira. There was a misunderstanding”>>Something elseExplain that, while our obliviousness and overall thick-headedness led to us promising what we didn't realize, we still want to at least do right by everyone involved and still help if at all possible. If it DOES end up actually being what we originally promised, we should at least make sure everyone understands what is expected and is on board.also, what >>3291632 pretty much said
>>3291560>Now that I think I understand what this involves, I realized it was wrong of me to not include Laki and Hana in the conversation from the beginning.>So let’s start the conversation over and talk, in explicit terms, about what sort of help you want and what we’re all comfortable with, okay?
>>3291560>>3291632Pretty much this.
Laki tries to gather her thoughts while the energetic Keira dangles her legs excitedly and waits.Laki opens her mouth, then closes it, then coughs. “Soft Hands...ahem, he misunderstood what you were asking before.”Keira’s happy wiggling slows down. “What do you mean?”Laki scratches the back of her head. “I really don’t want to be the bad guy here...” She struggles with how to phrase this.“I didn’t realize what you were asking.” You fill in. “I’m sorry, Keira. I didn’t mean to mislead you.”Keira looks heartbroken. “So...you’re not going to help me?”Hana gives Laki a pleading look that you don’t quite understand. Laki looks even more uncertain.“I’m really sorry, Keira.”Keira sniffles “No. It’s my fault. I put you in a very uncomfortable position and acted selfishly. Just like that time during the thunderstorm. I’m a terrible friend.”“No you’re not.” Laki puts a hand on her shoulder. “We...we just didn’t talk about this.”Hana snaps to attention.“You mean we’re going to-”“We’ll talk about it.” Laki says. “That’s all I’m promising right now.”Keira lights right up again, but restrains herself. “I don’t want to cause any more trouble.”“Talking isn’t trouble.” Laki says. “But for now, we could probably use some fun. Let’s hit the festival. We'll talk later tonight after we've had a chance to think.”“Alright.” Keira smiles, giving Laki another big hug. Then Hana. She pauses when she comes to you. She starts a hug motion, then a handshake one, then hesitates even more. She gets over it quick and gives a quick sideways hug and runs off to Abigail."That went well." Hana says.Laki sighs. “I don’t know what I’m doing.”>We’ll figure it out later. Don't worry. Have fun>She handled that really well>She shouldn’t let feeling bad for Keira cause her to neglect her own feelings>Ask why Hana is alright but Keira isn’t>Express again and again how much you didn’t mean to cause a misunderstanding>Something else
>>3291884>She shouldn’t let feeling bad for Keira cause her to neglect her own feelingsIf anything, we're the ones at fault. Laki, Hana, and Keira are all innocent in all of this.
>>3291884>She shouldn’t let feeling bad for Keira cause her to neglect her own feelings>She handled that really wellI think she's handling it alot better than we expected. It shows how much Laki's grown from the start of the quest/relationship. I do want to know why she was okay with Hana but not Keira, but I can't help but be a little worried of the answer
>>3291884>She shouldn’t let feeling bad for Keira cause her to neglect her own feelings>>3291891this guy about sums it up
>>3291884>She handled that really well>Something else"As long as you are honestly expressing how you feel then you are doing your best and that's all we can ask.">Express again and again how much you didn’t mean to cause a misunderstanding>We’ll figure it out later. Don't worry. Have fun
>>3291884>Something elseIt seems too important to put off desu. Ask her what about the whole situation is bothering her. I’m curious if anon is right about this being about her not getting a baby first. Even if it isn’t, we should know what her real feelings are on this.
>>3291884>Well, there’s a lot of newness all around. It’s ok.>She handled that really well>She shouldn’t let feeling bad for Keira cause her to neglect her own feelings
>>3291930I’m expecting something like “I have to be present, he has to use condoms, no kissing him or Hana on the lips.”
>>3291967It’s a fertility ritual though. That kind of complicates things, especially for baby crazy Laki.
>>3291988I don’t think we’re starting at fertility ritual. I think we’re starting at being comfortable with sex in general.
“You handled that really well.” You compliment her.Laki gives a warm, but weak smile. “Thanks, Soft Hands. I still feel bad though. She’s like a cute little Growthlithe that had it’s bone taken away.”Hana restrains herself from saying something.“You shouldn’t let that make you neglect your own feelings, though.” You remind her. “But you really don’t have anything to feel bad about. You, Keira, Hana, you’re all innocent in this. It’s my fault.”Laki pats you on the back. “Nah. I know you, Soft Hands. You’re just sweet and naive. Nobody is at fault here. It’s not like you were teasing some poor younger guy by getting him to give you intense oil massages or something.” She winks. “You owe me one of those tonight, by the way. Still, I feel...I don’t know. It’s complicated. I know I told you we’d tell Keira ‘no,’ and then I go and tell her we’ll talk about it. Sorry about that.”You shrug. “Well, there’s a lot of newness all around. It’s ok.”“Hey, umm...so how is everything feeling about it?” Hana asks. “About Keira?”“Well, we already know how you feel.” Laki jokes. Her tone is soft, tired, but not upset.Hana pouts a little. “That’s not fair. I’ve got more than one track in my mind. No, really, don’t laugh! I know I’m a bit more...you know, eager about sex stuff. But it turns out a healthy sexual relationship is scary and vulnerable and frankly a lot more involved than all those many, many times I’ve thought about it. All the emotions and exposing my body without worrying about making everyone uncomfortable about how weird it is and trying to make sure I’m adding to it and not just being a selfish lover getting off...it’s not actually something I can do with just anyone. I know I’m a huge pervert and what I say about this is pretty tainted by that, but I really do just want to see Keira happy.”Laki listens. “Right. Fine. I respect that. But that just makes me the one standing in the way of Keira’s happiness.” Laki says, assuming you’re already fully in favor.“Well, we haven’t actually asked what Herb wants yet.” Hana says. “But what about you? What makes you feel so against it?”(continued)
>>3292119Laki looks like she just wants to get away from the conversation in general, but she forces herself to confront it head on. “I don’t know! I just... I’m scared about being less special.” She looks at you, then away again. “When I first starting feeling for you I felt like I was your world. Even when we started this whole thing, Hana, I felt like you held me in this special light. I just...I’m worried about my place with both of you.” Laki stands up. “I want to be special to you.”>Make a gesture (write-in encouraged)>Ask how you can prove to Laki that she’s special to you>Assure her she is, and you and Hana will spend the festival proving it>You sort of feel like all the gestures you’ve made to show her she’s special already are being forgotten>Is this about babies?>We’ll talk more later>You don’t actually want to do sexual things with Keira>Something else
>>3292139Hug her. Hug her right now and give her a kiss. She is someone you love, and nothing would ever change that. If she feels this way, all she needs to do is tell you, and we'll prove to her that she is special to us.
>>3292139>Make a gesture (write-in encouraged)Hug her. Hug her right now and give her a kiss.>Assure her she is, and you and Hana will spend the festival proving itLet's tell Laki that whenever she wants us to we are willing to make her feel special. We should tell her we love her and that isn't going to change.
>>3292154Good job anon, I think you got the important points.
>>3292139>"You know I'd fist fight dark Rayquaza for you right?">Assure her she is, and you and Hana will spend the festival proving it.Gonna kidnap Valerie and wrap her up in nothing but bows and deliver her to Laki's bed.
>>3292139>Hug her.>Of course you’re special to me. And, I want to make sure I show it. There’s a thing at this festival where you make something to throw into a reef together, that I thought we would enjoy, for example.
>>3292139>Is this about babies?Also this:>>3292154
You grab Laki and give her a big, warm hug. Then a kiss. Then back to the hug again. “Nothing will ever change that you’re special to me, or that I love you.”Laki melts at hearing those words. Her hard, tough exterior is nowhere to be found as the vulnerable, gentle woman underneath lets you hold and care for her.There’s a soft bump as Hana hugs Laki from behind. “I’m not intruding, right?”“No, but you’re ruining the moment by asking.” Laki jokes.“You’re special to both of us.” You continue to tell Laki. “And we’ll prove it. Whatever you want us to do we’ll spend the festival doing if it makes you feel special. All you need to do is tell us.”Hana nods. "Yup. I'll hog tie Valerie and deliver her to your bed if you want." She thinks. "But Valerie can be talked into a lot. That might not be necess... uh, forget I said that. I just remembered I promised not to say anything.”Laki softly chuckles. “I honestly didn’t want to make this into some big selfish thing. But that’s sweet. If you insist, there’s something you can do for me during the festival.” She reaches into her bag, takes out her vispum birth control, and tosses it to the side. “If you really mean it, then let’s forget about this stuff tonight.”There’s a tiny little smirk on the edge of her lips. One she gets when she’s messing with you sometimes.>Call her bluff and say yes>Say yes, but mean it>Ha. You almost got me. Good prank>Okay, but years from now when you’re ready>That’s not funny to joke about>Well...if it's only one night>Something else
>>3292376>>Okay, but years from now when you’re readybest not to make such a decision lightly in the heat of the moment, but at the same time, make it known that we DO intend to deliver
>>3292376>Call her bluff and say yes>Well...if it's only one nightHerb probably doesn't think either of them are ready for a kid yet, but I have no doubt that if this was a one time thing, just for her to feel the thrill of it all, he'd say yes.
>>3292403To clarify, I don't want her to actually get pregnant, but if this is a safe way for her to feel the thrill she would get knowing she actually /could/ get pregnant, that's fine.
>>3292376>Call her bluff and say yesthen after we get the reaction>Well...if it's only one night"If that's what you really want, Laki, I'll do it. I want you to be happy."I think the risk is worth making Laki happy if that's what she really wants.
>>3292376>Say yes, but mean itWe’re already committed to her and we may be killed by a diety in the coming trials. This would’ve been insane earlier in the quest, but Herb is a man now, if not a spiritual guru. Gonna have to go with the yolo option here.
>>3292376>Okay, but years from now when you’re ready
>>3292376>Call her bluff and say yes
>>3292402My obvious bias here aside, she may not like hearing “years from now” when we are talking about conducting a fertility ritual with a friend.
>>3292376>Say yes, but mean itWe know what the purpose of the fertility thing means, it wont change that Herb still feels like its to early but sometimes a dish cooks faster then expected and you have to take it out of the oven early.or pop it in the oven nudge nudge wink wink that said if no baby's result from this week Herb would breath a big sigh of relief but not be upset by the alternative.
>>3292376>Say yes, but mean itI think that if Laki really wants it to happen, we should let her know that we'll support her decision all the way
“Alright. Yes.” You say, calling her bluff. Mostly. You sort of mean it. Actually, the more you think about it, the more you’re okay with it."I want you to be happy."You both hold each other’s gaze for a minute, trying to assess what the other is thinking.“You’re the best.” She says, giving you a big, long kiss. “I was just messing with you...mostly. But you being willing to do this for me is... it means a lot. It means everything. I know I’m yours forever.”“It’s not that big a deal. I don’t use that stuff and we still do it.” Hana jokes. Despite her comfort with the both of you she still always seems a little uncertain about pressing the envelope sometimes.Laki turns to Hana. “Hana, this affects you too. Is this alright?”“Yup.” Hana says casually. “Feels crazy and scary, but I’m okay with that. I’m not sure why.”Laki looks to you again. “I know why.”Hana smiles. “Yeah, me too.”Even though this was about making Laki feel special, you’re the one feeling like the king of the world right now."You don't have to if you don't want to. You made the gesture. That's good enough for me." Laki takes you by the hand and starts taking you away to a dark, secluded spot under the stars.Even though you know the odds aren’t that great, it’s still a risk. This has a chance of being a life altering moment>Don't do it. It's too risky>Dive in. All moments can be life altering>Something else
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>3292539>Dive in
>>3292539Be willing to do it, but make it known that it's her decision, and either choice is fine with us.
>>3292539>Dive in. All moments can be life alteringShe’s older than us. She has a supportive family structure. She’s undoubtedly given this a lot of thought. She wants this. We’ll be okay. We’ve had a lot of life changing experiences lately. Time for an undeniably positive one.
>>3292539>Don't do it. It's too risky
[Last vote of the night. We'll be running at least once during the week on either Tuesday or Wednesday.I'll be happy to answer questions. I also owe you some bin stories. On the lineup is Polu's little side story, as well as whatever happens tonight. If there's anything else you'd like just let me know. Things have settled a lot so I have time to really dedicate into the quest again.]
>>3292539>Dive in. All moments can be life alteringface first, ain't no babies with oral
>>3292578Thanks for running
>>3292578Great run, Gobble. Thank you! I'm glad to hear life is calming down for you. As for questions, What is Keira up to with Abi?
>>3292539>Dive in. All moments can be life altering
>>3292578Thanks Gobs! My only request in regards to the pastebins is that well, if you have handholding, I won't say no...
>>3292539>>Don't do it. It's too risky
>>3292585[Thanks for coming]>>3292586[Thanks! Right now they're just catching up. Abigail is mostly happy for Keira, but also wants to know about getting inside information about the clergy and who gave Keira a hard time. She likes having her biases confirmed.As a side topic, Abigail wants to ask Keira about her actions at the gym. Abigail really trusts and respects Keira and her opinion. In a lot of ways Keira is who Abigail wishes she could be.]
>>3292613Aww, Keira and Abi bonding sounds super cute.
>>3292613Gobble, why are all of the pictures you have to represent Keira so lewd? She doesn't even have any facepaint!
>>3292625>>3292613Does she still need it now that she’s a fertility priestess?
>>3292640>>3292625[She does not! Although she doesn't feel comfortable removing it in public right now. She might transition slowly with face masks or veils. We'll see how she feels.]
>>3292539>Dive in. All moments can be life alteringI said in a different thread that I’d like to see how a pregnancy would play out in a non-epilogue way. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it in an involved way on this board. It seems like everyone involved is cool with it so I am too.
>>3292539>>Dive in. All moments can be life altering
My dudes, we are unemployed. Our parents aren’t even planning on living here permanently, so we may not have their support. We have nowhere to put a kid and no way to support it.And that’s assuming everything is typical. Some babies need extra work. Like with twins, or a preterm birth, or a disability.I think, if Herb’s upbringing reflects mine (and reflects his attitude so far), then he values a stable home situation for his kids. Like, at least get married first. There’s no real situation I can see for him to be ready for the commitment of a child before the commitment of marriage.I just don’t get this... rejection of family planning. Especially since family planning is exactly the sort of thing I expected fertility priestesses to be about.Can someone explain what view I’m not seeing?
>>3292904Yeah, we are not in a stable situation right now, and are way too young, a pregnancy would be disastrous both in- and out-of-universe. I honestly think another vote should be held for this when the thread goes live again, because I was asleep for the vote, and feel this is far too big risk to take.On that note, if the vote's still or will be open:>>3292539>>Don't do it. It's too risky
Like, I put our odds of pregnancy at around 3%, given a random point in Laki’s cycle.But if we’re playing that game I guess we’re also rolling for whether there’s a miscarriage, (average rates across women are 15-20%), and that’s, uh, super not a story tone I’m going for.I don’t want to play teen pregnant quest guys. Or at least, not as a part of this story.
>go to party>Gobble immediately drops the heavy shitGoddamn man, if I missed this shit I'd lose my mind.>>3292539>Dive in. All moments can be life altering>>3292904Laki has explained several times that the way raising a family works here is different and involves the extended family on both sides more. Herb doesn't and is not expected to provide on his own (at least not until things settle down). On top of that, nine months (assuming she gets knocked up immediately, rather than taking a few tries) is a long as time by quest standards. Odds are that without a timeskip we'd be facing those problems around thread 200.Also, considering she went off birth control literally seconds ago, the odds of pregnancy are still pretty tiny.
They could just mooch off the in-laws a bit.
>>3293107That does make more sense. I guess this’ll be a place where Herb and I differ though, because I would want to be in a place where I didn’t need to, ah, do this: >>3293119
>>3293107>Laki has explained several times that the way raising a family works here is different and involves the extended family on both sides more. Herb doesn't and is not expected to provide on his own (at least not until things settle down).The extended family helping doesn’t mean Herb wouldn’t have any responsibility, and it would still throw a wrench into everything.>On top of that, nine months (assuming she gets knocked up immediately, rather than taking a few tries) is a long as time by quest standards. Odds are that without a timeskip we'd be facing those problems around thread 200.No, we’d be facing those problems the entire time the pregnancy would last. Pregnancies come with a lot of side effects & consequences, it doens’t have no effect on lifestyle until the baby pops out at the end.>Also, considering she went off birth control literally seconds ago, the odds of pregnancy are still pretty tiny.So why take the risk in the first place?
>>3293127>No, we’d be facing those problems the entire time the pregnancy would last.We'd be facing problems, no doubt, but not the specific problems raised like "where do we leave the kid while we're out adventuring". That particular one, and those like it, is a long ways out.>So why take the risk in the first place?One, because it would earn us approximately one million Laki points. Two, because this is a work of fiction and sometimes it's better to do the impulsive, emotional thing instead of the rational, logical response.>>3293125Laki and her family don't consider it mooching, that's the point. By their reasoning your ideas are a prideful rejection of family. It's only mooching if the time spent accepting their help isn't spent establishing your own means of support.
>>3293145I know they don’t, but what about Herb and his family?
>>3293145>Laki and her family don't consider it mooching, that's the point. By their reasoning your ideas are a prideful rejection of family. It's only mooching if the time spent accepting their help isn't spent establishing your own means of support.Herb and his family aren't Islanders, and hold diffrent views on family. And it would come across as shameful to jump into this sort of thing when it's not a responsibility we're actually prepared for.
>>3292904Family planing is a part of the fertility priestesses shit but I don't think it lands in what you quite seem to think. Their whole cultures start point is a catastrophic literal "rocks fall, everyone dies" scenario. So starting of families and strong birth rates are probably the primary goal of the fertility priestesses. Add to that they have their natural birth control super plant which means the risk of over populating the islands in the past wasn't a problem. Now that they are clued in to an extent what "The Mainland" is population wise it becomes a serious political moment. With all the heavy shit involved with us Joining Keira in her things doing this with Laki isn't even a fraction of the complexity.>>3293176I wouldn't be super surprised if we end up with some woopsie racism from his dad what with his own experience on the islands in his younger days. It was implied he was laying some pipe but then came back to civilization.
>>3293210If I remember right, the clergy’s role until recently included limiting the population due to the scarcity of land to put people, not to encourage repopulation.
Aside from all that, we really should talk to Keira and Jane about mad fug asap, like we decided we would earlier.Maybe we’ll talk Lady fug into letting us bring them in on everything in our dreams tonight?
>>3293232Their role has been to control most of the lives and culture at least since the dust up with the normal temple which wasn't that long ago when counting all of their history. With that in mind most population control movements in our real history are really more for controlling people then an actual limit to the livable space available.Anyway it has a lot of connection to natural ebbs and flows of nature. Say a war happens or a natural disaster and it would switch from preserving the limited resources and space of the islands to increasing the population, The new feeling of Loanah being a very small part of a larger whole is definitely going to be effecting the cultural view of whether or not its a time for growth.
>>3293107>>3292845>>3292669>>3292590>>3292581>>3292558>>3292549Just imagine it...
You’re all making good, rational points. The only issue is that you’re doing so from a modern, real world perspective. This is a completely different situation.Think back to the threads where we were around Laki’s family. The comments about her being one of the last ones her age still single. Her mom dropping grandkids comments in front of a guy she just met. Her dad built his own house, no modern issues over insane mortgages seem to be relevant. Laki has made a ton of comments about wanting to do this throughout the quest. This is normal from a cultural perspective.This also comes after personal character developments that were all about being more decisive and more of a man. Looking the woman you love in the eye and saying okay to her not using the birth control and her getting excited only for you to opt not to be too risky is very indecisive.When I saw that this was going to be the last vote of the night, I was worried. I was worried because leaving this open allows people to take a step back and try to make the most calculated and rational decision possible. That’s not in character and that doesn’t reflect the passion of the situation. These are unique circumstances that should be one of those instant decisions.
Not taking the pill for a single night should only allow for an extremely low chance of pregnancy, right? I think I'm fine with taking that risk.We better get with Keira after this, though, we have clearly shown our commitment to Laki.
>>3292656So we could be the first to see her face... I’ll be in my bunk.
>>3293127> So why take the risk in the first place?Adventure is in the title. Why stand up to dangerous Pokémon in the first place?
>>3293463Very well said anon
>>3293463That’s sensical.I do still feel it’s a bit past what I’d consider to be Herb and Laki both compromising on the timeline. If Herb had had, say, an indication that he could quickly get a good paying job as a healer, or won a plot of land, I may be on board.But as is, it feels like he’s not pursuing his own needs much.
>>3294498No doubt. He’s going to need to change that. I’d be interested in following up on a potential new normal temple. Maybe that can fulfill his basic needs of land/shelter while he pursues the power he needs to resist the Fugs.
Having a lot of kids is conductive to starting a family business, like say a Restaurant
>>3294599>>3295170Now see, I had envisioned him introducing aura healing to modern medicine as his career.He has the ability to unlock abilities in others. If he can use his ability to unlock abilities to unlock the ability for others to unlock others abilities, then the ability to unlock abilities can propagate. Then, those people can unlock others abilities to heal, allowing aura healing to exist as a viable treatment.
[Did you guys want to roll for things with Laki or have me decide what happens?]
>>3295420Rolling for things feels weird. You do you
>>3295420Honestly, you've got a good track record when it comes to this stuff, gobble. The less we let RNGesus interfere with this, the better. I trust your judgement.
>>3295420If we roll, then it’d make sense to roll for things like pregnancy complications, or what stage in her cycle she’s in, and I just don’t want that sort of thing.And I don’t really know what would count as our bad luck kicking in here either. Since a pregnancy would add challenges, but having a kid isn’t inherently bad.I think, to go in on the results of the vote, without just ending the journey and going and looking for a job to buy neonatal vitamins with and such, there are some good options.You could take some time, I think, to explore what these three thought at the births of their three little brothers, and what their thoughts on having kids have been. I want to know what Hana’s plans were. Did she want to adopt? Foster? Surrogate? Or let Laki’s next period come late and see how these three react in the mean time.Or other third thing.But yeah, no rolling. I don’t want to roll for medical things like that. Like, realistically, Herb’s in a new area around a lot of people and should probably catch some colds or flu as he adjusts to the local disease map, but that would get in the way of having adventures.
Oh, I also wanted to point out that Hana joked about how she wasn’t on vispum birth control, but at the beginning of the quest, Keira gave her some to stop her period. So, not sure if you want to retcon one of those things or if it’s a butt or what.
>>3295420I trust you to make whatever happens fit the story.
Oh yeah, and you can get womb transplants these days too. I don’t know if Hana’s a candidate for that.Even if she isn’t, you can still induce lactation in a nonpregnant woman, which might take some pressure off Laki.
Potential outcome: Laki doesn’t get pregnant, Hana decides to freeze some eggs for later surrogacy by Laki.In fact, you can freeze fertilized eggs too. If she did that, so that they could have kids even something happened to Herb or his balls, it would be kinda like the three of them having a kid together now but with the actual pregnancy put off until later.
>>3295170>>3295219I like both of these too. Why not all 3?
>>3295886Well, probably not all at once.
>>3295420I like the idea of us not knowing if we hit the target or not just like in real life.
>>3295420You decide, I'd eather not leave it up to random chance either way.I'll just state for the record that pregnancy is most definitely not my fetish, and I'd rather not deal with that and all the complications it brings in-and-out-of-story. Apparently that's not a common opinion for some reason, but worst that happens is I take another break like when the whole Hana confession shitshow happened way back when.
Honestly if we get a land grant for the invasive species island we can, set up a safari zone a restaurant and a aura clinic all at the same time.
>>3296451That's honestly what I'm hoping for as an endgame myself. Either that or helping reinstate/run the Normal Temple, though I like the Safari Zone idea better.
>>3295420Rather have you decide, Gobble. I trust your judgment.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>3295420I'm fine with an executive decision here. Whichever one you pick is the story you'd rather write, and that means you'll write it best.That said, I'm rolling anyway just for giggles.
>>3295558>Hana decides to freeze some eggs for later surrogacy by Laki.I'll back this just because I know Hana will make some kind of "I wanna get inside you" joke.
>>3296326This might seem crazy considering which site we’re on, but it’s not just about fetishes. It’s exciting in general. Dealing with complications and drama can be fun when it’s in a story setting like this. Enjoy the adventure!
>>3297043I am, I just don't consider it to be an adventure I want to read about. Feels too much like dragging the real world in, if that makes any sense?I also don't feel that anyone involved is ready for that kind of responsibility and... commitment? That's not quite the right word, but I feel like it would be the start of a countdown clock to the end of our travels, and think it's something that should wait until closer to the end, especially with Dark Fug on the loose and taking an interest in us.Either way, fetish probably wasn't quite the right word to use, but it's the only one I could think of.
WOW I'M REALLY ANNOYED I MISSED THIS WEEKEND'S SESSION! Happy with how everything's coming out but still severely annoyed! Very interested to see how the Keira situation is going to come out, even more interested in how this festival overall is going to pan out. I haven't got much to say about the potential kid stuff than what's already been said in this thread.I am only like.... 95% sure that I'd have a joyful heart attack if Keira ended up in their relationship.Also can you imagine Keira getting some kisses from Hana, Laki, or Herb and saying to not worry about it as her facepaint starts running.Thanks for running Gobble! Hope life settles down around you for a while at least.
>>3297152Gah! why you got to give me this heart boner with that spoiler!
>>3295420Has all this feedback been helpful?
Hey Gobble, whatever happened with the poison gym leader? After Herb forced her to talk things out with her brother, she agreed to let her mother set her up on a date with a guy. I was wondering how that went for her.
>>3301499[Yes! Very! I'm sorry I haven't finished the bin, but this gave me a great outline to work with.]>>3301834[The first few weren't great, but she stuck it out despite herself and things picked up. Her outlook on that part of her life went from strongly pessimistic to cautiously optimistic.Thread in an hour or less!]
Festival Start Editionhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMALL BINS: https://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLatest bin: https://pastebin.com/MnTZZFQuGeneral 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 (Feraligatr)Sorbet (Vulpix)Ghost Pepper (Rotom)Location: Eelilee; near the festival grounds
Post-emptive WOO! POKEMANS!
>>3303055How’d you like the Pokémon direct today, Sobble?
You hadn’t intended to delay going to the festival until morning. You’re glad the others didn't seem to mind. Laki just kept you all night. Over and over and over again. You’re very thirsty, your pelvis hurts, you’re completely drained of energy, but despite all that you feel pretty good today.Laki hums and bounces on her feet. You can’t recall ever seeing her this content and happy. Even Abigail looks like she’d rather get infected by the good vibes than try to get Laki riled up today.Hana whispers and giggles with Keira, who has patiently avoided the topic of last night so far. There doesn’t seem to be a rush to press anything.The outside of the festival looks exactly like what you’d imagine a fair in Loanah being like. There’s an assortment of game booths. Some of the games you recognize, some are completely foreign to you. The decorations are all heavily done in the different island styles that you’ve seen, as well as the ones you haven’t become familiar with yet.“Lots of little kids.” Hana comments.“It’s their day.” Laki informs her with a smile. “Different groups get a focus on different days. Today is the day for young children. It’s all about them. We can still enjoy the festival, but all the events today are focused on these cute little munchkins. It’s tradition that we do the game of advice at some point for them, but we can do that at any time.”Abigail raises an eyebrow at how Laki’s acting, but says nothing. The mood is just too good to risk ruining.>Go find some games>Go find some games for your pokemon>Fortune teller!>Chat up the food cart people and see if you can gleam their recipes>Go do the game of advice now>Is that a kissing booth?>Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?>Something else
>>3303112>Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?Been a while since we've seen sis.
>>3303112>Fortune teller!>Is that a kissing booth?>Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?
>>3303112>>Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?
>>3303068[Hi!]>>3303073[I didn't know it was happening and missed it completely.]
>>3303112>Fortune teller!>Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?We can meet up hand have some authentic festival food later on1
>>3303112>Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?
>>3303112>Fortune teller!I’d like to >Call up your sister. Isn’t she supposed to be attending this too?But if she’s actually with Max then that will bring down the mood. Still, she should meet everyone.
“Is that a fortune telling booth?” You ask. “Can we go?”“That would be fun! But that’s not a real fortune teller like at the temples.” Keira laughs. “That’s just someone who plays games and gives vague predictions. But some people believe in that stuff. The clergy is a lot more tolerant of that during the festival.” She thinks for a moment. “But I’m starting to suspect it’s because this is a time of levity and games, so it makes those practices seem less legitimate. Huh.”“You’re awfully pessimistic today.” Abigail comments.Keira looks shocked at the accusation. “I’m just...I have a wider view of things.”You take out your pokedex and call up your sister as you walk to the booth and wait in line. Reception on Eelilee has usually been pretty terrible for you, but the signal gets through clear as day.“Hey squirt!” She answers, almost as chipper as Laki. “How’s it going?”>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group>Just saying hi. Hope we’ll run into you>You have to give her some sort of warning about the Rayquaza's, even if she probably won’t understand>You want to meet her new boyfriend>Something else
>>3303176>>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group>You want to meet her new boyfriend
>>3303176>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group>You want to meet her new boyfriendI mean, we have to give Keira SOME idea of what a normal relationship is like.
>>3303176>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group>You want to meet her new boyfriend
>>3303176>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group>You want to meet her new boyfriend>>3303184What is she going to think when we clonk him over the head with our frying pan for laying hands on our sister?!?
>>3303176>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group >You want to meet her new boyfriend
>>3303176>Let’s meet up so she can spend the day with your group
“Lots!” You tell her with equal enthusiasm. It’s the kind of energy that only comes from being sore and tired. “You’re close, right?”“...close to what?” She smirks.“Oh, sorry. At the festival. We’re here too! We should-”“Meet up!” She finishes your sentence. “I heard you had a girlfriend. I’d love to meet her.”“‘A’!” Abigail laughs in the background. “Oh this is going to be g-” Laki puts her in a headlock. But it’s mechanical. She’s still beaming with positive energy as Abigail chokes between her arm and chest.“I want to meet your boyfriend too!” You announce.“I think you’ll really like him. You guys will get along great.”You make arrangement to meet up. She’ll come to the at the fortune teller booth in a bit.“One at a time, or is this a group fortune?” The woman at the front of the booth asks.You look at the girls and get nothing but shrugs. They don’t seem to have any strong leanings.>Let’s all get separate fortune tellings>Let’s do it as a group>Something else
>>3303268>Let’s do it as a group
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>3303268>Let’s do it as a groupRolling for mystic knowledge.
>>3303268>Something elseTell her fortune
>>3303268>>Let’s do it as a group
“A group fortune sounds fun, doesn’t it?” You ask.Laki smiles contently, seemingly happy with whatever happens.“Yeah, that could be fun.” Hana says.“It’s not real for...ah, what the heck. It *will* be fun.” She agrees with Hana.“You guys have a weird definition of fun, but whatever. I’ve got nothing better to do.” Abigail says.Gobble looks up at you. He seems excited. He holds the tent open for the other pokemon and ushers them in. The much larger Dice rolls in and lays flat on the floor, making an obstacle you have to all walk around. His tongue sticks out as he playfully watches you.“Welcome!” A woman in a corner fortune teller’s getup greets you. “Please, close the curtain and have a seat. Quite the large group.”“Not nervous about this many eyes watching you, are you?” Abigail challenges her.“Abigail!” Hana gives the fortune teller and apologetic look.“It’s fine. I get many skeptics. I’m positive I’ll be able to change your mind before our time is through.”Your group gets comfortable as the woman relights some incenses and prepares her crystal ball. “Now, what is the first thing you wish to know?”“You haven’t seen that already?” Abigail mocks, then covers the back of her head from a whap from Laki that never comes. Seeing that nothing is going to get a rise out of her, she seems to decide to tone it down.“What we ask first says a lot about our state of mind.” She continues.>Will you overcome the...’one’ that is angry with you?>When will you start a family?>What’s our next big challenge?>What will you all do for a living as an adult?>Something else
>>3303341>>When will you start a family?
>>3303341>What’s our next big challenge?All of the rest... seem a bit too heavy to ask right now. This seems to fit more with the mood of the festival, at the moment.
>>3303341>When will you start a family?
>>3303341>>What’s our next big challenge?Leaning towards this as a single question
>>3303341>>What’s our next big challenge?
>>3303341>Something else"Will I be a good dad?"
>>3303341>>3303426Changing my vote to this.
“When will we start a family?” You ask for the group.“Together?” The fortune teller lowers her glasses. “You’re an ambitious young man.”The Laki and Hana exchange looks. Keira avoids everyone’s eyes but tries not to smile. Abigail’s smug aura seems almost palpable.“Hmmm, yes. Yes. I see something.” The woman begins her routine. “Oh? What’s this? A new one on the way.”Laki’s head shoots right up.“Yes. I see it clearly. A new life...a pokemon egg! One of you will receive one soon.”““Lots of people get eggs at the festival. That’s an easy prediction. And he asked about starting a family.” Abigail retorts. “Well, we can see what sort of trainer you are.” The women loses some patience and shoots back. To everyone’s surprise, that seems to silence Abigail as she reflects on her words. “But yes... I can look deeper...yes...hmmm.”“What do you see?” Laki is impatient.“You.” The woman points to Hana. “I see...an unexpected surprise. But not an unwelcome one, in the end. Yes, after much difficulty and doubt, I see you to be the first to start a new human family.”Laki slumps a little. You can tell from her body language that she no longer believes the woman has any insight. But the woman seems to pick up on that. “You will be right after her. Yes, not even a week apart. Like sisters, a strong bond, you will have. As will your children.”Laki and Hana might not believe her, but they seem to like that idea.“Oh... and you, priestess. This is odd. I see quite the matronly aura in your future as well. Yes. A new family shortly after them.”“R-really?” Keira smiles.“Yes...this can’t be right. My apologies, I must looked into the wrong-...I’m unsure what to make of this. I’m sorry. Obviously that’s not correct. Please, forgive my careless speech. Of course there is no charge for this reading.” She gets up, looking confused.Keira looks too surprised and swept up to say anything>Thanks for your time. Have a good day>Wait, please continue>Ask another question>Something else
>>3303341>What’s our next big challenge?
>Something elseGet everyone else to ask a question. I mean, that's why we're here, right? It would be a shame if only Herb asked a question!
>>3303430>>Thanks for your time. Have a good day
>>3303430>Something elseI'm down with herb asking the rest of the group if they want to ask any other questions.
>>3303430>>Wait, please continueBig confused here
>>3303430>Wait, please continue>give Keira a nudge
>>3303430>Wait, please continue>Invite someone else to ask a question.>>3303459She’s probably legit. If she was doing a cold reading, she’d have no way of knowing Keira was becoming a fertility priestess, and wouldn’t insinuate she’s break her normal vows.The reading on Hana may either indicate the sort of IVF/surrogacy like I suggested, or adoption.The Pokémon egg might be one of us receiving an egg at this festival, or us going to that breeder we met to stud out Dice. (Bella might too, but she seemed less sure about the idea.)
>>3303126Well, they do record them and put them on YouTube. It’s only seven minutes.
>the fortune teller has foreseen that Herb has pumped so much healing arua infused spooge into Hana on so many occasions that she's completely open for business
>>3303459Herb has the magic healing jizz and got Hana pregnant
“Wait. We have more questions.”The woman stops. “You still want a reading?”You give Keira a nudge, and she finally snaps her head out of it. “Yes. Absolutely.”The woman gives Keira a funny look. “I just...predicted you would become a mother.” Keira snorts a laugh she’s been holding back. “It’s alright! I know you didn’t mean to imply I’m going to break my vows. It’s actually surprising how right you might be.”The woman is more confused.“I’ve just changed careers.” Keira tells her in a hushed tone, as if it were a secret. “Fertility priestess.”The woman collapses into her chair in relief. “Hoo. Oh. Wow. What are the odds I...err, nevermind.” She gets back into character and adjusts her strange hat. “Alright. I suppose we can continue. Now, where were we...ah, young man. You... hmm. It seems you’ve already got a fine family going.”Belladonna climbs up onto your lap just as she says that. You give her a pat on the head.“Now, you.” She motions to Abigail. “I see a broken house. Mended, with hard work. The cracks still show a little, and the door and floorboards creek. But it’s home. It’s taken a lot of work. You spent most of your time repairing it from the outside, and but the inside is still warmer, and you come to enjoy it.”Abigail says nothing. She just grunts and looks away, unsatisfied. Or uncomfortable.“What will be our next big challenge.”The woman scrunches her face. “You’ll need to be more specific. Challenges come in many forms, and in a constant flow.”>What’s your next pokemon related challenge?>What’s your next spiritual challenge?>What’s your next relationship challenge?>What’s your next physical challenge?>You have a different question>Something else
>>3303559>What’s your next spiritual challenge?I'd like to ask some other questions, but considering fug...
>>3303559>What’s your next spiritual challenge?
>>3303559>>What’s your next spiritual challenge?Seems pretty important since it'd involve most of the people here more than likely.
Man, people are putting a lot of faith in this lady who probably isn't a real fortune teller or if she is she is very inexperienced. I wonder if one lucky guess is all it takes to sell you guys something.
>>3303583It's just for fun, man. You don't take fortunes at face value. It's all about introspection. The fortune isn't important, it's not a glimpse into the future, it's about the person hearing the fortune thinking about what is important to them and them figuring out what they want to tackle next. No one, but you can figure that kind of stuff.
>>3303583She hit a couple beats which prove she has some talent. I'm more worried having her peek at our spiritual path might put her in the crossfire though.
>>3303559>What’s your next spiritual challenge?So Hana hasn’t been using birth control and we’ve been having sex with her under the assumption that she can’t get pregnant... for a while. This sort of thing actually happens a lot. Keira’s time should be a week after Laki (ritual at the end of this 7 day festival) provided this is real. Wow.
>>3303583She's probably a charlatan but hey, other people are having fun
“What’s our next spiritual challenge?” You ask.“Oh? Now that’s an interesting question. Especially from young people. I knew you had a unique aura about you when you came in.” She butters you up a bit. Taking her time, she settles in and does a lot of humming and setting of tone before continuing with this question. It almost feels like she’s forgotten that anyone else is in the room when her arm shoots up and points at Hana. “You! You will have a difficult question of beliefs. You will be presented with a path you never thought possible. You will consider two very starkly different choices.”“W...what do I choose?” Hana asks.“I only see the challenge.” She responds. Her arm shoots to Abigail. “YOU! Your proud skepticism hides a fear of hope. Your challenge is simple, yet very difficult. You will have to believe.”Abigail rolls her eyes.“You! Your spiritual challenge rests with supporting others. Do you have the strength?”Laki looks a little concerned.“You...have passed yours.” She says to Keira. “What you have left is learning. At some points you will question your choice, but you will never regret it.”Abigail mutters something about that being obvious and not a prediction.“And young blonde man. You...” She turns pale. Her face changes expressions several times “I...”>Nevermind that. Ask another question>Welp, thanks for your time. Bye>What do you see? Please tell me!>Something else
>>3303583Yeah, it’d be weird to completely buy it. Still, she’s the best con of all time if she’s willing to basically insult someone who appears to be a ghost priestess by her interpeting pregnancy just to maintain a facade.
>>3303629>What do you see? Please tell me!
>>3303629>What do you see? Please tell me!>Something elseIt's okay if you can't tell me, for one reason or another.
>>3303629>>What do you see? Please tell me!>But it's totally okay if you can't tell me!I can totally see Herb being really excited and wavering about whether to push or let this moment go.
>>3303629>What do you see? Please tell me!Reassure her, that you probably know what shes seeing and that you just want her interpretation. outside perspective. and maybe a suggested count on how many mind pancakes we should expect to need.
>>3303629>Welp, thanks for your time. ByeProbably best not to worry the group
>>3303629>What do you see?>I think I can guess, but any specifics would be very helpful.
>>3303658The groups read in on it since Jane blabbed the second we told her. And from what the Fug's said seers across the island have been doing their bit here and their implying actual human sacrifices in some instance. its still down low but if the 'charlatan' sees through it that's not really us spilling the beans.
“What do you see? Please, tell me!” You lean in. Laki puts a hand on your back for support.“I see...” She squints.“It’s okay if you can’t tell me.” You blurt out. You’re both concerned for her, but also a little unsure now if you want to know.“It’s...strange. I seem unable to see clearly.”“Static?” Abigail asks. “Maybe you need to adjust the Buneary ears for a better signal.”“Hold on.” She says, using her hands and humming. “Perhaps from a different angle.”“Is it related to the Great-” Keira holds her mouth.“The Great Protector!” She announces.You all gasp. A heavy sense of fear falls over the group.“Yet, something is wrong. Yes. I see a scary situation. One full of...doubt. And concern.” She fudges her face. “Ah. Young man. I sense a great secret that burdens you, relating to religion.”“She’s just reading from information you’ve given out.” Abigail tells you. “Come on guys, you’re not buying this, right?”>Yes! Yes that’s true! What else! Please look closely!>You think Abigail is right but don’t want to be rude. Let’s go>Ask another question>Something else
Poor herb. Leaving a bunch of single mothers behind.
>>3303692>You're not really sure if she's right>Thank her for her time and go if the others don't have questions.
>>3303692>Ask another questionI just need to know what he likes best on his pancakes? I mean the destroyer ate them fresh but some people like fruit compotes or syrups.
>>3303692>Something elseThank her for her time and go if the others don't have questions.
>>3303695Thirding. I really wanted it to be true, but I guess that’s the point. Well played.
>>3303695>>3303697>>3303720>>3303721I'm fine with this, but if she does have the sight she just looked into something really spoopy. the pancake question would 1) make her think we weren't taking her seriously if she is faking or 2) give it a bizarre comical bend that might lighten the spook factor also giving an aspect of our interaction with the entities that might clear up the vision.
You feel confused and unsatisfied. A lot of what she said about the group was more right than matching salt with pepper. But Abigail does bring up a good point. It happened so fast, but you’re pretty sure all the things she told you about your spiritual question were things she could have picked up.Maybe you’re reading too much into this. “Thanks. Does anyone else have any questions?”“How many children will I have?” Laki asks.“It seems you already care for too many.” The woman responds, motioning to Abigail.Laki smiles. “Alright, that was great. But seriously. How many?”The woman looks. After more showy motions and noises, she makes an assessment. “Numbers are difficult. But you are motherly to many beings.”Laki seems satisfied with that. She touches her belly as she settles down in a way that draws your eye a little.Hana asks a few questions about figuring out what she wants to do with her life. She gets vague answers about discovering the answer was there all along and that she’ll see it one day.The group finishes up and exits the tent. You’re temporarily blinded by the strong sunlight that your eyes must now adjust to again.“Hey Squirt!” Your sister’s familiar voice calls out.“Hey!” You say as you squint. You’re still adjusting your vision when her big smiling face turns to surprise as she jumps from a smack on the rear. You look to see the culprit isMax!>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!>Tell him he’ll be sorry when her boyfriend shows up>...what’s going on?>”...”>Force a smile, introduce your girls, and then wait to see what she says in response>Something else
>>3303765>Let her know he's a terrible person and you've nothing to say to him.
>>3303765>>Force a smile, introduce your girls, and then wait to see what she says in response>>3303773Save that for later.
>>3303765>...what’s going on?
>>3303765>Something elseMax! So you're two timing me! did our time together at the grass temple mean nothing!
>>3303765>Force a smile, introduce your girls, and then wait to see what she says in response
>>3303765>>Force a smile, introduce your girls, and then wait to see what she says in response
>>3303765>”Is he your boyfriend?” Get it straight before jumping to conclusions.
>>3303765>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!
>>3303815Sorry can I change my vote?>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!>Punch him on instinct! He slapped your sister’s rear!
>>3303765>>Force a smile, introduce your girls, and then wait to see what she says in responseOf course. Cause some assholes just show up at the worst places and suck the joy outta everything.
You force a smile, keep yourself together, and begin introductions. “This is Hana, Laki, Keira, and Abigail.” You say, taking the hands of Hana and Laki. “Oh, and Gobble, Mace, Belladonna, Dice, Sorbet, Ghost Pepper, Gardevoir, Cubone.” You go on to the other pokemon as well. When you’re done, you make the situation clear. “I’m dating Hana and Laki.”“Uh, they both know?” She jokes. She looks uncomfortable. Especially as she looks over Laki. Still, she offers her hand. “Laki, right? Nice to meet you.”“You too.” Laki says, almost as distracted by Max’s presence as you.“So, uh, I’m not sure how to ask this, but how old...” She changes her mind. “Forget it. Sorry. Mom and dad didn’t tell me much.”Laki doesn’t take offense or flinch. She just puts an arm around you. She reaches over and grabs Hana in close too. “I get it. This is probably a shock to you. He’ll always be your little brother in your eyes. To us, though, he’s every bit a man and a lover.”Hana smiles, blushes, and looks socially embarrassed. She seems torn between wanting to laugh and wanting to hide. Abigail looks like she might buy popcorn from the nearby vendor, and Keira just smiles a big, happy, innocent smile.Your sister looks more confused and surprised than ever before. It vanishes from her face when Max’s hand slips into her back pocket. “Herby-boy. This is a fun coincidence.”No. No no no.“Oh, you know each other?”“We’ve met.” He smiles. It’s a horrible, terrible smile. "On the subject of lovers..."NO NO NO!Hana subtly pats you on the back as a way to let you know she feels for you.>”NO NO NO!”>Take your sister aside for a quick private talk>Take Max aside for a quick private talk>So, uh, let’s go find some games. I guess>Oh look at the time we’re actually busy, bye!>Something else[Last vote of the night]
[Thanks for coming, everybody! We'll pick up on Saturday. We'll be doing shorter sessions like this on weekday work days sometimes, and maintain a once-a-weekend schedule. I won't be able to get the bins done tomorrow, but I'll have more time Friday to work them out. As always, please don't be shy about any suggestions, requests, criticisms, etc]
>>3303861>Take Max aside for a quick private talk>Something elseHave the rest of the group take your sister aside and explain things to her. >>3303874Thanks for writing, Gobble!
>>3303861I'm not sure if we should take him aside and threaten him with the info about him trying to jump our bones or just toss it out there.
>>3303861> yeah max is a cunt and simply by being in a relationship with him has lowered my opinion of you as a human being
>>3303861>Take Max aside for a quick private talk>Something elseHave the rest of the group take your sister aside and explain things to her. >>3303874Thanks for running, Gobble! I knew this was coming for a long time, but it hurts. Haha
>>3303861>Take Max aside for a quick private talktell him in the nicest way possible that he's cruising for a fist down his threat and a ghost pepper up his ass
>>3303861>>Take Max aside for a quick private talk
>>3303861Hmm, personally I'd just go fuck it and lay it all out, but I aint Herb. Seems like the most honest reaction here from him would be>So, uh, let’s go find some games. I guessWhile being ULTRA VIGILANT in how Max treats Herb's sis...Who I'm very annoyed for having forgot her name. Pretty sure it started with a J? But yeah, keep an eye out and later on have a talk with the sis, see how she feels about the dude and how she feels after knowing what their interactions have been like.>>3303874Thanks for running Gobble! Take your time, trust me when I say I understand that lewds take a bit more effort and time than regular stuff.My only real criticism I can think of at the moment is more a failing on my part, can't remember character's names that we haven't seen for a while, the cast is huge and its a bit daunting trying to remember everything we've done or said.
>>3303861>Well she did ask, tell your sister about all the times you've met with Max. ALL of them. Yes even the grass temple incident.
>>3303975I know it's crazy to believe, but our sis probably will think we are off our rocker if we just start talking shit about her boyfriend out of nowhere. I don't think who Max is will come as a surprise to her, and if it does then Max has just done a really good job of being on his best behavior around her and she probably won't believe he is a dirt-bag. It's kinda like how Laki's little brother felt about Herb. We'll just come off as mean and spiteful. I think our best course of action is just having a talk man on man with Max and tell him we will destroy him if he hurts our sister. Ultimately, it's her choice who she dates, so if we try to tear them apart it'll probably just make them want to be together more. We just have to stay in touch with our sister, give our honest opinions when asked for them, and try and be civil with Max even if we don't like him.
>>3303861>Raise an eyebrow and let him say his peace
>>3303861>>Take your sister aside for a quick private talkWow this dude is reaching levels of asshole, I'm embarrassed by
>>3303861>SO! Anyways! How did you two meet? I’ve seen Max flirt, and I’m impressed it seems to have worked.>>3303874What are our siblings’s names?
Honestly, she’s trusting our judgement when it comes to our dating life, so we should extend that same courtesy to her.
>>3303861>Something elseTry to hide our seething rage behind a smile.
I’ve mentioned it before, but we should stick to calling him Maximillian like he prefers. Antagonizing him isn’t a good look.
>>3304137She's clearly got shit taste.
>>3304367>>3304713This is fun seeing these twos total opposite view of the situation.I'm more in the middle. Max is a cunt, he hasn't earned any modicum of our respect. Especialy since his reaction to our sister announcing our relation he pulls his big dick womanizer shit.Our sister is our sister, and we should let her make her own decisions; however those decisions should be informed ones. Either way if Max talks shit to the moon I say!
so What's Herb gonna name his kid?I was thinking naming him after Herb's dad
>>3304917I think it’s a good idea to let her know that while we dislike his company, we are open to the idea that there’s more to him than we’ve seen. That’s why I’d rather we had pulled her aside than him. In the mean time, trying to get along with him is about respecting her.>>3305052And continue the JoJo family line?
>>3305124have you not followed the quest for very long? Hes been a full on turbo cunt since we first met him. The one thing that's been constant is he's an unabashed womanizer and we laid out that we were done with his shit. So for him to start out being out of line earns him no good will.
>>3305124or wait are you memeing and we are supposed to accuse you of being Max?
>>3305230This. I actually just reread our last interactions. Threads 81 and 82. He managed to make a complete ass of himself in the fighting temple, insulted all of the locals and our relationship, and tried to goad us into a fight in attempt to get a kiss from Laki/Hana. Keep in mind, he mentions already having a girlfriend (our sister) at this point. We’d be a shit brother if we didn’t tell her this.
>>3305375Great point. I do think that warrants pulling her aside, not him.
>>3305390Oh, I agree. Hell, that can be said in front of him too. It’s not like we don’t have witnesses. The only point in pulling him aside would be to tell him to stop disrespecting her in public like that. They just look like two foreigners that are getting excessively handsy in the middle of a traditional local festival on the children’s day. That’s pretty shitty.
>>3303861>Something else "Tell me what you're doing with my sister and I hurt you right now. Hurt my sister and I will hunt you down and castrate you; chemically if I'm in a good mood, physically if I'm not. Otherwise, please don't talk to me until you stop being such an unimaginable douchebag."
>>3307093Mm, try dialing it back a bit.
>>3303861>Take your sister aside for a quick private talk
>>3307143I mean, sure, translate it into Herbspeak for a veneer of politeness.But as far as what our words actually mean, I think I'm on point. Max may be the only being Herb legitimately hates, and now it turns out he's fucking Herb's sister? And groping her in front of Herb, at a festival for little kids? If Herb is calm right now it's only because he's passed through the eyewall of anger within the hurricane of loathing and is now atop the still waters of inexpressible rage.
So, we don’t really think he’ll listen to us, nor do we trust him to answer us honestly.So when we pull him aside, let’s just try to read his aura like we used to ask Jeaneane to do for us when we were Kat.
I want to point out that both Laki and Herb's sister have ended up dating guys that look like their little brothers. Abi has to be eating this up.
>>3303897[I've been looking back and can't seem to find what name I gave her. J sounds right because there was a J theme to Herb and his brother and sister, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was and I apparently didn't put it in my notes.]>>3304117[I do have Herb's little brother's name, Joseph.]
>>3310421Well now, I’m very tempted to vote that it should be Joy, or Jennie.
>>3310421Joan or Jolyne.Just hope our family's name isn't Joestar.
>>3310637It's Johnson Herb's name is John Johnson (I think it's Johnathan)
Sister Resister Editionhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMALL BINS: https://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLatest bin: https://pastebin.com/MnTZZFQuGeneral 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 (Feraligatr)Sorbet (Vulpix)Ghost Pepper (Rotom)Location: Eelilee, festival grounds
“We have indeed met.” You say as calmly and even-toned as you can. “Max, a word?”“Oh great. That makes this simpler.” Joan says.“Word.” he says with a smirk and finger guns. “Just joshin’ ya, Herby-boy. Let’s go have a word.”Laki looks like she’s going to punch him before you can talk to him. That almost makes you relieved. You take him aside before anything happens.“You look like you’ve got a lot on your mind.” He says with what’s probably not genuine concern. “Come on then, out with it. We don't have all day.”>Is he doing this to get at you?>If he hurts your sister you’ll break his fucking legs>You respect your sisters choices, but you’ll be watching him>We’ve had our differences, but you’re willing to start fresh as long as he’s willing to show he actually cares>Something else
>>3311084>>We’ve had our differences, but you’re willing to start fresh as long as he’s willing to show he actually cares>>If he hurts your sister you’ll break his fucking legs
>>3311084>>You respect your sisters choices, but you’ll be watching him>>We’ve had our differences, but you’re willing to start fresh as long as he’s willing to show he actually cares
>>3311084>You respect your sisters choices, but you’ll be watching him>We’ve had our differences, but you’re willing to start fresh as long as he’s willing to show he actually cares
>>3311084>We’ve had our differences, but you’re willing to start fresh as long as he’s willing to show he actually cares>If he hurts your sister you’ll break his fucking legs>Something elseI've fought dragons in single combat, stop pushing my buttons.
>>3311084>Try to read his aura.
>>3311084>>We’ve had our differences, but you’re willing to start fresh as long as he’s willing to show he actually cares>>If he hurts your sister you’ll break his fucking legsYeah, this sounds good.
“I know we’ve had our differences.” You begin.“Color coordination being a prime example.” He motions to your shirt and pants.“But.” You press on despite that. “I respect my sister and her choices. I’m willing to start fresh, forget about everything that’s happened between us and let go of any grudges.”He raises an eyebrow. “What sort of trick is that? Are you afraid I’ll tell her about your crossdressing hobby?”“I mean it.” You try to keep your gosh-darned temper down. “If you’re willing to show you actually care about her.”He looks suspicious. His eyes dart between yours. For a moment, his expression softens. He looks relieved. But that doesn’t last long. His eyes narrow and he comes closer. “Heh. Alright.”“Good.” You move back a little. “Glad we had this talk. And Max?”He turns, annoyed. “It's Maxi-”This time you invade his space. “If you hurt my sister, I’ll break your fucking legs.”What did you just say? He looks even more surprised than you are. You can’t believe you just did that!Without a word, you both turn back and head towards the girls.“Hey babe.” You sister gives him a sweet kiss on the cheeks. It looks like she was just getting back from a talk with Laki. “You alright? My little bro here didn’t scare you, did he?” She laughs at the thought.He gives a different kind of laugh. As strange as that moment was for you, it must have been a lot stranger for him. You almost feel like apologizing.Laki and your sister have a weird energy between them. Laki takes your arm and puts on a big smile. “So, there’s a lot of stuff to do today. Do you boys feel like winning us some prizes? Giving advice to the kids? -Could be good dad practice.-” She mutters out quickly. “Find some battles? The big competition isn’t today but there’s still lots of people who do competition battles. Or regular ones. Or even busking.”“I love the festival!” Keira explodes with energy, half-running in place. “Come on! We’re wasting time! We only have a week!”>Go find some games>Go find some games for your pokemon>Let’s find Valerie>Chat up the food cart people and see if you can gleam their recipes>Go do the game of advice now>Find a battle competition>Something else
>>3311314>Ask if we should find Valerie first?
>>3311314>Let’s find Valerie
>>3311314>Let’s find Valerie>Chat up the food cart people and see if you can gleam their recipesFestival foooood
>>3311314>>Let’s find Valerie>>Chat up the food cart people and see if you can gleam their recipes
>>3311314>Go find some games for your pokemon>Let’s find Valerie
“Let’s find Valerie!” You say, planning on checking out some of the food after.“Another girl?” Your sister mutters under her breath.“Uh huh! She’s my best friend!” Hana says, but quickly covers her mouth. “I...Laki, you know what I m...it’s not.”“Oh. I see how it is.” Laki says in a mock-angry tone. “Ha! Relax. I understand. Abigail here is my best friend.”“I’m not sure who that’s sadder for.” Abigail stretches.“I think she’s going to be pretty busy.” Hana says.“We’re just saying hi.” Laki assures her. “Come on. Learn to impose a little.”Hana agrees silently, and the group moves to the area where the big competition will be. There’s a huge tent, and inside is a maze of partitions that cut it off into rooms. Eventually with some asking around, you find Valerie brushing her Herdier.“Hana!” Valerie shouts. “Omigosh! Why didn’t you text me?”“We wanted to surprise you. I know you’re busy, bu-”“I’m never too busy for you guys!” Valerie says, giving most of the group a quick hug. She’s introduced to your sister and Max, but doesn’t really have anything to say to them.Her father, and the man in charge of the company your mom works for, comes in. “Valerie, I’m afraid I must be- Oh. Hello.”“Papa! You’re not going yet, are you?”He looks over your group and doesn’t respond to the question. “Priestess.” He bows to Keira.She giggles. “I’m a fertility priestess now. It’s a lot less formal.” She doesn’t expect him to know how all of that works.“Yes. I’ve heard. Keira, Herb, you’ve been making quite a splash lately.”“You heard about that?” Laki asks.“Papa spends all day dealing with the bigwigs around the island these days. He doesn’t have time for anything else.”“I’m afraid our work has been keeping me busy.” He says. “But enough about me. Is everyone hungry?”Valerie stops brushing. “Really? You have time to eat?”“Yes. I’d love to hear about your travels.” He says to the group, looking at you. “Come on. My treat, everyone.”“I’ll tell you all about what I’ve been up to, sir.” Max says. Jacob doesn’t seem to have heard that.The group goes to the nearby area with all the food vendors. There’s so much, but you’re sure if you take your time eating and inspecting the food you can get some ideas for your own cooking.>Get something spicy, learn about heat>Get something hearty, to improve your constitution-focused food>Get some ice cream, see if you can learn about ice and freezing in general>Get something light, for when you or your pokemon want to be light on your feet>Get something with some electric zest>Is that sign right? Poison food? That sounds dangerous...and educational>Something else
>>3311500>>Get something spicy, learn about heat
>>3311500>Get something hearty, to improve your constitution-focused food
>>3311500>>Is that sign right? Poison food? That sounds dangerous...and educational
>>3311500>Is that sign right? Poison food? That sounds dangerous...and educational
>>3311500>Something elseGet something that melts in your mouth, for when being mellow is where its at.I was thinking spicy but we threatened to break a guys legs. He deserved it but it still a thing we did. and its party time, we got to find the fun and go with the flow.
>>3311500>Get some ice cream, see if you can learn about ice and freezing in generalI’m sure sorbet would appreciate it!
>>3311543That’s that bit of fairy Herb has in him, I suppose.
>>3311556Fairies are the most vicious Pokémon, it’s true
>>3311559The real mr mime was inside you all along, Herb.
So, what’s the consensus on talking about gen 8 here? I know circles where saying much of anything before the games come out can be considered spoilers, but it’s not like there’s any data mines or the like yet.
>>3311635All the starters are super cute, wow the internet was fast on the trigger to make porn of the bunny.
>>3311643They were quick on the trigger for all 3. Don't act like the internet isn't degenerate enough to lewd poor Sobble.
>>3311635The people in those circles are all whiny autists, no offense.Literally everything should be fair game except talking about actual plot developments.
>>3311650Can't say they didn't do a good job though
>>3311635The starters aren't doing much for me, doesn't look like they kept either of the two decent things from let's go, other than the british memes I'm waiting for more info.
“Is...is that sign right? Poison food?”“Most Loanan cooking is poison.” Abigail says, drawing a guilty quiet chuckle from your sister. Max follows with a laugh too after he’s dragged out of his thoughts. He seems distracted.“It’s made from poison ingredients.” Keira tells you. “But it’s safe to eat. It’s all in how it’s prepared. It’s a secret.”Oh. Oh! You need that! “I’ll take that!”“Wow, you’re sure, squirt?” Joan asks.“Soft Hands isn’t a squirt.” Laki comes to your defense unnecessarily. “But that is risky.”“Nobody’s died from it in over six years!” Keira says. “I’ll have some too! It’ll be fun.”Everyone orders their food. Laki gets an awfully big plate, but you guess after last night she’s hungry. Jacob pays for everyone, and even insists on buying for the pokemon. Gobble naturally eats the same thing as you. You notice a few of the ingredients they have around the booth, but you’re not sure how they combine them.You take your first taste. Hmm. Not bad. Really good, actually! You concentrate on figuring out how exactly this is done from the taste and texture.“So what have you been up to?” Hana asks Jacob. She’s doing that thing where she forces herself to be more outgoing. You admire that about her. She’s always trying and pushing herself outside of her comfort zone.“Well, like my daughter’s said, I’ve been spending my time with the people of power on the islands. Business is business, after all.”“You make it sound so cold.” Keira says.He sighs with a nostalgic smile. “Truthfully, and I hope you’ll forgive me for saying this young Keira, but I prefer the company of the other islanders to the high ranking clergy.”She giggles. “I understand completely.”He looks very relaxed. “It’s a shame.”“What is?”“I...oh, just the way business works sometimes. I shouldn’t talk about it. But I’d love to hear all about your journey, Keira. How did you decide to change from a Ghost Priestess? I understand you’re quite the prodigy. You had a real career ahead of you doing what you were doing.”She tells her story, emphasizing your role in influencing her. A lot. Your sister and Max listening makes you feel awfully exposed for some reason.“Fascinating. You’ve really been changing things on the island, Herb. The temples have been taking note.”“We all have.” Max says. “For the better.”“How do you feel about that, Herb?” He ignores Max. He makes it look so easy.>You don’t want to change anything>You’re just being you. It’s not intentional>Well, maybe some things, like some clergy issues, could use a little change>You think he’s overestimating your impact>Are...are people really talking about you?>Change in all things is inevitable>Something else
>>3311670>>You’re just being you. It’s not intentional
>>3311670>You think he’s overestimating your impact>Are...are people really talking about you?>Something else"I mean, honestly, other people are helping the changes along anyways. I'm even pretty sure you might be making than a few of them yourself, Keira!"
>>3311670>>You’re just being you. It’s not intentional>>Well, maybe some things, like some clergy issues, could use a little change>>You think he’s overestimating your impact>>Are...are people really talking about you?This seems like a good sum up.
>>3311670>You’re just being you. It’s not intentional>You think he’s overestimating your impact>Change in all things is inevitable
>>3311670>It’s kind of scary. A lot of people don’t want change. If people really are talking about me, I could be representative of that change to them. I don’t want to be the nail that sticks out.>I’ve just got to make sure to not let people see me make any mistakes now, I guess.>This stuff is great, was it slow-cooked?
>>3311670>You’re just being you. It’s not intentional>Well, maybe some things, like some clergy issues, could use a little changeHerb does go out looking to make changes, he just encourages them where he sees they're needed.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YoDh_gHDvkkIt’s a lot of eyes on Herb, apparently.
“Oh, well, it’s not intentional. I’m just being me.” You say, not really wanting to be the subject of any sort of controversy. You try to put your thoughts back to this food. What is this spice mix you’re detecting? You’re positive this was slow-cooked, but-“But it is happening.” He presses. “You, me, we’re people that represent more than ourselves on the islands. Things are changing fast, and that’s making a lot of people uncomfortable.” He sips his drink, looking at nothing in particular. “A large part of my work is easing that discomfort.”You look around the table. Most of the group besides Keira are all talking amongst themselves. You try not to be too distracted at Max’s hand being positioned where it might be on your sister’s leg.“A young man like you, earning shards, making an impression in temples and gyms, going around influencing priestesses and taking...girlfriends.“Are...are people really talking about me?”“Well, not exclusively, but you have become the default example in some discussions. You’re an influencer. There’s already talk about loosening how the Ghost Priestesses are trained and what they’re allowed to do. The worry is, as you’ve demonstrated, mainlanders don’t show them the difference they need to maintain discipline.”Keira shifts in her seat.“Well, maybe some things should change” You say. You’re glad Keira was able to experience new things and decide her fate.He plays with something around his neck. You can’t see it under his shirt, but it’s probably some sort of amulet or necklace. “It’s not a perfect place, but it is unique. Doesn’t it deserve to be preserved by that virtue alone?”>You don’t know. You just want to cook and enjoy your life>You’re not talking about a complete transformation. Just small things>He sounds like some of the racist islanders>If he doesn’t want change, why is his company having him do so much with the people in charge?>Something else
>>3311958>You’re not talking about a complete transformation. Just small things>Something else"I've heard that same philosophy before from others, but I don't really know how much I can support it. After all, at what point does wanting to preserve something unique become selfish, because you're preventing people from changing like they naturally would, even without intervention? I don't really know all the answers, but even so, I don't really think it's my place to dictate what the islands do either way."
>>3311958> The (insert Aztec analogues names here) sacrificed living people on the tops of pyramids. That's unique, shouldn't it be preserved on that merit alone?>Change is inevitable, we can minimize and fight against it, but ever the act of preserving a thing alters it.
>>3311958>You don’t know. You just want to cook and enjoy your life>You’re not talking about a complete transformation. Just small things>things shouldn't be preserved just because they're unique, just like things shouldn't change just for the sake of change. Things should be however works best and makes people happiest.
>>3311995Comparing island culture, whatever its flaws, to literal human sacrifice is both disingenuous and rude as fuck.
>>3311958>Loanah had a rich history of change and growth no matter how isolated it was. Temple politics, the great split, new local philosophers.>The biggest change would be trying to stop that at the point in history when we happen to be alive.>I’ve had the opportunity to pick the ways I want to change and the ways I want to stay the same. I’m happy with that.>Is there something specific on your mind?
>>3311958>>You don’t know. You just want to cook and enjoy your lifeAnd when you combine lettuce and tomato and bacon between two slices of bread you get a tasty sandwich, but that doesn't invalidate the individual ingredients being tasty in their own right.
>>3312046maybe instead of the BLT I should have wrote that we just ate literal poison because of how it was prepared and cooked. but that might be interpreted as wanting to change the local culture to be more palatable.Politics and Religion shouldn't be meal time topics. bad for the digestion.
"I've heard that same philosophy before from others, but I don't really know how much I can support it. After all, at what point does wanting to preserve something unique become selfish, because you're preventing people from changing like they naturally would, even without intervention? I don't really know all the answers, but even so, I don't really think it's my place to dictate what the islands do either way."He considers your words. “You don’t dictate it. You just change it by being you.”“Well, maybe. I don’t know. I just want to cook and enjoy my life. But I’m just saying maybe not everything needs to be preserved. Like cultures that sacrificed people and pokemon at the top of pyramids. Being unique didn’t make those worth preserving.”“We don’t sacrifice anyone.” Keira says. “Well, Kontote might have, a long time ago. But we stopped that.” The realization of what she just said hits her, and she goes back to eating while she thinks. You want to do that too. But you’re not done making your point.You continue. “The islands have changed by themselves and will continue to do so.”“So the change is positive?” He inquires cooly, cutting his meal with a knife and fork properly.“I’m not saying things should change for the sake of change either. Lots of bad stuff has happened when people have gone down that path. Things should...just be done in the best way that makes people happiest. It’s all about finding the right ingredients and best way to put them together.”He smiles. “Sounds simple, doesn’t it?”Keira looks into her bubbly, sugary drink. The kind her parents were probably never exposed to. “Yeah.”He smiles to Keira now. A soft, warm smile. “I’ve been to many places around the world, set up local headquarters, and made sure business could operate smoothly. I’ve seen people and places all embrace the same, indistinguishable, consumer-city model. Differing only by the language the signs are printed in and the faces on the money. But I’ve never seen a place quite like these islands. So...different. I don’t believe that has to be the fate of Loanah. Not here. Not again.” He plays with his necklace a little.You and Keira both exchange a look, concerned about Jacob’s speech and tone.>....kay. (eat and move on)>Ask to see his necklace>Ask him to go into more detail>The islands might continue to get some outside influence, but they’ll be fine. He’s overthinking this>But isn’t his company the driving force behind all the newcomers like yourself?>Something else
>>3312129>Ask him to go into more detailI don't think we can provide meaningful input on something like this without a bit more info.
>>3312129>Ask him to go into more detail
>>3312129>>Ask him to go into more detail>Ask to see his necklace.
>>3312129>Ask to see his necklace>Ask him to go into more detail>Then you have to be as much an influencer as anyone else.
>>3312129>Something elsechange is sometimes like metranome, it swings in one direction then the other but in the end who knows what pops out. like whats been happening at the grass temple.>Ask to see his necklaceAnything to change the subject!inadvertently jump into an even more awkward subject
Let’s hope we can steer this into a “and I should therefore convert my business here into a nonprofit” and not “and I should therefore help the protector sink and hide this place away like Pokélantis.”
>>3312271Or in actuality feed the entire region into the cosmic horror/devouring maw that's been eating all the islands dead for the bast XXXXX years
“Do you have a necklace under there? Can I see it?”He stops looking at nothing. “Oh? Was I fiddling with that again?” He takes it out. It’s a small, golden locket. He opens it up and shows you a picture. “Valerie’s mother. Sweetest woman you’ve ever met. I miss her every day.” He sighs. “You two should cherish your time together. Young love is precious.”Keira fidgets. “We’re not...uh...like that. I mean, maybe we w...I don’t want to give...” If it were a simple matter she’d just correct him, but since Laki left things yet to be decided, she has no idea how to react. “It’s not exactly like that.”“Ah. Sorry to assume. That’s just the rumor about your change of profession. I should know better than to believe things like that.”Keira looks stressed and worried after hearing that. Despite how awkward the other subject was, you figure it’s better than this. “About what you were saying before, with the islands not needing to change. Can you go into more detail?”He looks suddenly alert and awkward himself. “Hmm? No. I’ve been babbling too much. Working too hard, my little Valerie tells me. Stocks would free fall if shareholders heard me going on like that.” He gets up. “Well, enjoy your time at the festival. I must be going.”Valerie, who was chatting with Hana as they both laughed at Dice and Ghost play around, puts her attention back on Jacob. “You’re going already?”“I’m afraid so, pumpkin. Good luck in the contest.” He gives her head a kiss and leaves.She sighs. “Yeah. Thanks.”You put what’s left of your meal away into a container. You’ll figure this out when you can concentrate. You’re positive you’re just a small insight away from getting it.“Shouldn’t you get back to practicing before your big show?” Hana asks Valerie.“...you know what? No. I want to hang with you guys. My pokemon and I could use the break. So let’s have some fun! Come on. What are we doing today?”>Play some games for people>Play some games for pokemon>Enter a Contest Battle>You guys go ahead. You want to study this recipe with Gobble>Woah! Is that a house of mirrors?>Join the advice exchanging tradition>Something else
>>3312293>Play some games for people>Woah! Is that a house of mirrors?
>>3312293>Join the advice exchanging tradition
>>3312293>Woah! Is that a house of mirrors?>Join the advice exchanging traditionMan, poor Jacob. He’s got to be under a lot of stress.
>>3312318If he shows up for any more of the festival we could have Val convince him to sit down for an aura massage. I mean it doesn't have to be sexy massage. I mean it doesn't have to. I mean
>>3312293>Woah! Is that a house of mirrors?>Join the advice exchanging tradition
Hey, can we take a look at unpacking some of that at the end there?The way I had understood things, Keira didn’t really need to do any waffling there on the status of our relationship. Helping her long and hard isn’t a question of whether or not we’ll have a romantic entanglement, just whether or not it’s a favor we can do for her.The waffling makes me think she either is conflating sex with love some, or more likely, was flustered and couldn’t think of a phrase that would be both accurate and discrete on the spot.Also, on the earlier subject, I’d say Keira is our best friend. ...We should probably tell her (and Jane) about having FOUGHT the GP.>>3312362I think you might be making a joke, but even if we don’t perform it, we can still reccomend he get one.
>>3312412Okay I'm failing super hard at figuring it out, who's the GP?
>>3312293>Play some games for pokemon>Woah! Is that a house of mirrors?>Join the advice exchanging traditionAny of these seem like they would be fun!
>>3312424The artist formerly known as the Great Protector, male Fug, dead and angry.
>>3312412Shes kind of left in emotional limbo, is she our friend is she more. She Loves us, but she doesn't know if we Love her. Does that even matter since she probably cant act on it. Either way she doesn't want to presume anything. So the statement was kind of a critical hit.Also Im only half joking since we are totaly capable of nonsexy massages but I wonder if Hana told Val that there even are non-sexy aura massages and the confusion it would cause. not sure how much we've talked about it to her. >>3312424evil fug(Great Protector)
>>3312460See, I had thought it was clear and known that they loved each other, non-romantically, as best friends, and they were just deciding on if it’d be “with benefits”.
>>3312478Ya in our small group. Jacobs statement suggested he thought they were in a relationship and that among the elders that was how it was seen. It's been clear since the start of her rediscovering of herself that she has wanted more then just friends but was content with what she had learned about herself and being just our friend. Then we cocked that up by saying in essence "We can totally still ceremonially bang" when what he thought we were saying was "I'll make you a nice meal, and give you a foot rub. Topping everything off with a pep talk before your big day." Then Laki suggested that maybe she could be taught the secret handshake to enter the Herb fan club officially. So a lot of things are up in the air at the moment.
>>3312543Wait, then Laki did what exactly?
>>3312561>>3291884 Laki opened up the causal drift to a thousand possible futures.
>>3312561Laki's #1 objection to Keira entering the picture is that she wants kids, she wants them first, and she wants to be special. Herb has *vigorously* addressed these concerns, so while she hasn't outright said "we'll talk about bringing Keira into the harem" I think it's very likely that she's open to the idea. We know Hana approves, Keira and Laki get on well, and Keira has good chemistry with Herb. Barring player disapproval or harem comedy misunderstandings (don't you do it Gobble) I see no reason it shouldn't happen.
“Let’s do the advice exchanging tradition.” You say. “And then...hey, is that a house of mirrors?”“Oh!” Keira claps her hands together. “Yes! Mirrors, mazes! It’s so fun! I remember being younger and sneaking away from the group one time and hiding in there. You’ll never have that much fun being lost!”“Great! Let’s do that after!”“Oh man would I like to get lost for a few hours.” Valerie says, sounding a little stressed. “Let’s do it!”“It’s a good idea to do the Tradition of Advice first, then.” Laki says. “Before it gets late.”“How does it work?” Your sister asks.“It’s simple. You write down a piece of advice that you learned the hard way in life, and those are given to the younger children. They get to learn from your mistakes, so each generation is better off than the last. Then, you explain a problem you have to an older person, and they give you advice.”“Why don’t we get anonymous advice like what we give to the little kids?”“Because problems just keep getting more complicated the older you get.” Abigail says. Keira shrugs to show that Abigail’s cynical take is essentially right.“Awww. That sounds nice. I love little kids.” You sister says, causing Max to look a little more uncomfortable.Your group goes to that area, where signs explain the tradition again. Apparently needing signs is new because the islanders seem confused that anyone needs it explained.You have your pen and paper, and a table to write on.What advice do you want to give to an anonymous Loanan kid to have?>Always be direct with romance>Learn to cook>Here’s a some treatise on fashion...>A pokemon’s trust is sometimes slow to earn, but always worth it>Make time to always keep in touch with friends>Something else
>>3312587I dunno, it really seemed like there was two specific conclusions she might have, which is what Keira was originally proposing, or to just not.
>>3312604>Always be direct with romance>A pokemon’s trust is sometimes slow to earn, but always worth it>“Awww. That sounds nice. I love little kids.” You sister says, causing Max to look a little more uncomfortable.Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
>>3312604>>A pokemon’s trust is sometimes slow to earn, but always worth it
>>3312604>Something else"People can be doing bad things for good reasons, and sometimes, they'll be doing the right thing."
>>3312604>Always be direct with romanceHaving listened to hundreds of hours of advice shows, THIS.
>>3312604>Here’s a some treatise on fashion...>>3312618I'm now worried that our threat to Max might backfire where he won't break up wither her because he's worried we might take that as hurting her and result in leg breakage.
>>3312604>>Always be direct with romance>A pokemon’s trust is sometimes slow to earn, but always worth it
>>3312604>Learn to cookFits best after a discussion about keeping culture alive.
>>3312649>Small treatise[My bad]
>>3312602While I don’t super disapprove of the outcome, I do disagree with:>I think it's very likely that she's open to [romance Keira]. We know Hana approves,I think we know Hana approves of the sexual aspect of the relationship. But I wouldn’t go further than that.>>3312618Maybe he isn’t super comfortable around kids? If so, I hope he can be honest about it.>>3312649Well, I think the fear will fade with some time. Until then, let him sweat.
>>3312604>Learn to cook, it’s always helpful.
So Ive been rereading from the beginning just to refresh myself on things and I'm just about to reach when Keira molested us. She brought it up at the start of this thread but I don't know if anyone knows about it and if it should be a part of the upcoming discussion with the girls and Keira.Also 13 threads in and no moms name yet.
>>3312709No need. It’s already been covered. Bringing it up would be weird.
You write down your anonymous advice. You decide on a two parter. That’s allowed in the rules, right?“Always be direct in romance. And with pokemon, remember that they can take a lot time to let you earn your trust. But it’s always worth it.”Satisfied with keeping it brief, you give the folded paper to one of the volunteers putting them in little baggies that include a few sweets and small toys. You’re then ushered into a small booth. There’s just a stool and a table there. Then, after a moment, a middle aged woman comes in with a cup of steaming tea.“Well now, young man. What’s something you could use some advice on?” She says with a smile. “Don’t be shy. There’s no judgement here.”>You feel like too many people have too many expectations of you>You may have just intentionally become a dad and have no idea how to handle that>You’ve had a powerful enemy and you’re scared>Max didn’t like your shirt and pants combo. Is it bad?>Your sister is dating a jerk>Something else
[I'm afraid that's all for tonight. We'll have a thread Tuesday or Wednesday. The bin is almost done and will be ready before that thread.Thanks for coming!]
>>3312726>You may have just intentionally become a dad and have no idea how to handle thatThis is kind of smack dab in the middle of the "shit we are dealing with" scale
>>3312726>You may have just intentionally become a dad and have no idea how to handle that
>>3312726>>You may have just intentionally become a dad and have no idea how to handle that>>3312730Thanks for running, Gobble!
>>3312726>Your sister is dating a jerk>You may have just intentionally become a dad and have no idea how to handle that>Max didn’t like your shirt and pants combo. Is it bad? Or is he just a jerk?In this order.
>>3312726>You feel like too many people have too many expectations of youLike, you're gonna try and live up to them, you won't just disappoint them like that! ...But it seems like it just keeps piling up, you know?>>3312730Thanks for writing, Gobble!
You know, there was a time Keira would have said “you obviously didn’t put your wife in the ghost hole, do you want me to channel her spirit?” She’s certainly grown some sense for mainlander comfort zones.
>>3312891She's grown a lot since the start of the quest!
>>3315504The artist's name is Ikuchan Kaoru
>>3312891>>3314664So much has happened and I'm seeing some things I totally missed when being a player rather then a reader. I just realized that evil fug tried to recruit Laki but because of Herb being herb the other priests didn't think it was a real prophecy since we had just had happy fun pancake time with the Destroyer. My hope is that our relationship has made her candidacy for evil fug voided, but I cant help but shadow run a little bit that shes actually and evil fug spy just waiting to strike!
Just saying, I haven't got anything against another Fire/FIghting starter.
Hey Gobble, we use Mao/Moon/Candela/Zinnia/Lily/Misty to represent the girls in broad strokes, how accurate are the eye colors and hair color/style for those? How have everyone’s tans progressed? What have people been wearing? I’ve been thinking it’s been a while since we’ve played dress-up and bought some new clothes, but I realized I’m not super sure what the state of affairs is.
You know, I don't think this is the first time somebody's talked about people talking about Herb. I think a good bin would be to show us some of that first-hand. I'd really like to see what sort of impact we're having on people like that.
>>3317658[Eye/hair colours are a bit iffy. I don't see any reason to deviate from the designs on those too much, though. I imagine Laki's hair a bit more like Korra after the haircut, growing out a bit from the shorter hair she started with in the Candela design. I also picture her more in less stuffy clothes. She didn't initially like showing her body too much, but she's grown more comfortable and embraced her feminine aspects like she's making up for lost time. Not enough to put too much effort into her tank-top tanlines, though.Hana I see as getting much more comfortable in clothing, too. She's in a good place with her body, but still feels it can make other people uncomfortable or feel bad for her and she doesn't like that. She's become more open in it both in dress and attitude by just making jokes to put people at ease. She's the least tanned out of the full-blooded Loanan girls, but still got darker than she was before the start of the quest. Like Herb, she's adapted. She's liking skirts and stockings, and feels like she's got a way of holding them in place down pat, finally. She used to do only pants, but now that she's gotten used to this she can't go back.Keira's combination of facepaint, masks, body paint, and other coverings has left her pretty pale too, despite being the person in the group who hates clothes the most. Her paint art has had a lot less focus lately, but now that she's committed to a path she's going to do more creative designs. She's unsure about revealing her face despite no longer needing to hide it. Still, she's been more willing to trust just masks during downtime and in camp. She's also looking forward to experimenting more with dresses. Fertility priestesses' usually wearing loose and flowy things, but there's no real dress code. She wants flowers. Lots of flowers.Abigail has managed to avoid tanning for the most part using mystical ginger danger-instincts. Still, she's not immune and has managed to get some light ones. She wears loose, spaghetti strap tops and likes torn fishnet on her arms and legs, but that's also where the light tanlines happen and she feels a bit silly because of it. She'd never admit it but thinks Polu's leather jacket is the coolest and wants one too. She can't find one that doesn't look like an oversized trench-coat on her, though. And the heat is too much.Valerie tries to stay as untanned as possible. She doesn't like to admit it to herself, but her super pale skin and blonde hair get her a lot of attention. She dresses almost exactly like the art.Herb is looking more and more Aussie as time goes on. But prep-Aussie. His hair is getting a bit shaggy, which would normally never happen.Jane is getting a good tan from training outside all day. She's also been trying to even it out and make it perfect, just like her hair. She likes practical clothes and is going so far as to develop a taste for jumpsuits over a bathing suit for ease of travel and swimming.]
>>3321116>Herb is looking more and more Aussie as time goes on. But prep-Aussie. His hair is getting a bit shaggy, which would normally never happen.CRIKEY, I really want to write more of Herb being a Pokemon Hunter with the girls acting as his camera crew.
>>3321116>mystical ginger danger-instinctsThis needs a ™
Still re-reading. Some of you guys are pretty funny.
>You may have just intentionally become a dad and have no idea how to handle that”Not with a local girl I hope? Those interracial relationships never work out you know.”>”Aand we’re done here.”
>>3312726>You feel like too many people have too many expectations of youThe other choices all feel like things Herb actually has a pretty good handle on, aside from the one where it won't be believed and probably isn't a good idea to talk about with a random person.I feel like “Always be direct in romance. And with pokemon, remember that they can take a lot time to let you earn your trust. But it’s always worth it.” is the sort of statement that can be misinterpreted really easily into something I don't think Herb intended to say.>>3321116Hana prefers skirts because they're easy-access, doesn't she.Also I think she should repaint her artificial limbs to be browner and call it a spray-on tan.Still hoping she can eventually get a set of legs that would let her swim again. Maybe as a present from her moms? Also wondering if she ever got a firmware update for her new robo-arm to let it do the vibrating thing that both she and Mace liked (albeit presumably for different reasons).It would be really amusing for Abigail and Valerie to bond over the difficulty of maintaining their complexion in the face of the Loanan sun.Keira I think might always retain some small amount of face paint in public as a way to remember her roots in the Ghost Temple. And probably would keep in practice with the full pattern just in case she needs to temporarily perform her old duties again.If Herb is going full Aussie, does that mean he's going to get one of those hats with corks dangling from it? And on the subject of shaggy hair, is he actually needing to shave regularly now or is facial hair still not really a thing for him?Jane, well, I just had the amusing idea of her having a practical jumpsuit/swimsuit ensemble that's what she normally wears and then a set of outfits calculated to throw off different types of opponents. Something skimpy to distract people who are attracted to her and make people underestimate her as a vapid bimbo, something traditionally Loanan to confuse people who would expect a more mainlander fighting style and enrage either side of the anti-miscegenation crowd, something professional trainer-ish for fights where she wants to ensure she's taken seriously, and so on and so forth.Laki... actually, one thing I can think of that might have been related to her body issues is that I don't recall her being described as fully naked in any of the lewdbins. That might have changed by this point, at least on the occasions where it's just her, Herb, and Hana in the room. For somewhat less lewd thoughts, she might start wearing dresses and stomach-baring outfits more frequently to start getting used to them before she eventually gets pregnant and needs to switch to them by default.
>>3322316I've just finninshed grass temple arc and am surprised that was over a year ago already. That and that Abigail still feels like shes the new one in the group even though she's been in more threads then not. So many subtle foreboding and possible dark portents that I missed that seem to suggest that the islands are undergoing some sort of uncomfortable change. Out of season migrations, normally friendly pokemon being agressie, the most recent being the gyarados being in shallower water. is a spoopy. That or the islands are going through an awkward teenage phase and cool mom Herb just has to make sure the pizza rolls are stocked up for the growing archipelago.>>3325157Laki is full naked as far as I can tell in both "Becoming Naked" and "Team Work"
I want Herb to be the first one Keira reveals her face to
>>3325157Re:HanaI think the easy access is just a bonus.We’ve discussed swim parts with Hana before, but her parts that are internal and don’t attach would still weigh her down. A Float Stone (a held item which halves the holder’s weight) might work though.And if the paint is removable, why not use it for sick tattoo designs instead? Just painting it skin color is an option, but I don’t think hiding that she has prosthetics is something we should suggest.And the arm isn’t new. It was updated to not vibrate so that it doesn’t damage itself.>>3325817I think if she shows the three of us at once, it bodes better for her romantic inclusion.Of course, I think any expansion should be conditional on the whole harem being courted by the new person.>>3325565I’ve been assuming that the ecological weirdness has been knock-on effects of the Fugs getting ready for whatever they’re doing.
>>3325157> eventually gets pregnant> eventually No turning back now. Even if she wasn’t from the first try, why go back to using birth control if she might be?
>>3326036You are a genius. How big are float stones? Maybe we can get her a necklace made with one. Or a ring...
>>3326228ankle bracelet? a pair of ankle bracelets and a bangle if the arm and legs can be effected separately?
>>3326600Sure, if that’s how they work. I just assumed they were of the magical affects the whole body variety.
>>3326228Well, they’re technically small enough for a Joltic to carry around, so, I’d say manageably small.
>>3326228Well I’ve got another idea:Herb gets a cape that is reversible to become an apron. Black on one side pink on the other.
Wait a minute...Herb...Carries vegemite on his person...Part Fairy(bread) type...Australian...WE MUST THROW SOME SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE!
While I'm thinking of things...Is "Rocks Fall" a physical or Special move?And all this worry about city sprawl, when that's what proper zoning laws are for. Boat-zones (like Aether paradise) could go a long ways too.
Is this thread archived?
[Here's that bin!https://pastebin.com/vHpVuADv]
>>3329737Nice.Thanks for the hard work Gooble.
>>3329737Thanks, Gobble! That bin was full of great lewd and so honestly heart warming moments. It's good that Laki is being more honest with Herb, Hana, and herself. I feel like she's on the road to happiness for sure!
>>3329737Aw, they really do work well together.Also, do still not see this thread in the archive.
>>3329737>https://pastebin.com/vHpVuADvSo good, and only a couple typos too.Only thing it was missing was having Hana get behind them to provide motion assist once they were to tired to keep thrusting on their own.
>>3330273No way, my dude. Sounds cool, but your dick ends up way too sore before that point. I’ve been there before. Blowjobs in particular get sensitive at that point too, so nice touch there Gobble.
>>3325565Yeah, for some reason I was just thinking of the bins where we had an audience. Bit of a whoops on my part, but can't go back and edit posts on 4chan so there's no fixing it.
>>3329737Hana’s out here being the real fertility priestess.
>>3331132So if Herb is Johnathan, and his siblings are Joan and Joseph, are his parents Joshua and Josephine?