Last time on Comiket Quest... Your name is Ouji Kaiji and you're a retired doujin artist working as a salaryman. You've gone on your twice annual vacation to Comiket, but this year things have become rather... crazy, to say the least. You saw one of your favorite directors, Higeki Enno, on the way there, but he turned out to be an asshole. Now the two of you are in a feud. You made a manga insulting him and he hired a man to buy out all the doujins of your waifu. Eventually you managed to get the doujins of your waifu and prove that you love your waifu more than the man he hired, but in the process your feud with Higeki Enno has only intensified. Today Higeki Enno made a fake cult "kidnap" your favorite cosplayer in an attempt to humiliate you. He's mostly failed, and now you're face to face with him, ready to tear down his delusional egotism.
"Enno, how dumb are you?" You pause for a moment before continuing. "You've wasted so much money for today, and for what? To piss me off? To humiliate me? You failed! Just like you've failed at everything! You're a talentless hack who can't make anything, you're a prick to everyone, and in the end you can't even come out on top against me. Me, an otaku salaryman in his 20s. I'm out of shape, unpopular, and my life's focus is my massive collection of otaku merchandise. But you still failed! You're pathetic!"Higeki Enno's face turns to a scowl and he looks like he has something to say, but you can continue your rant before he can get a chance to speak. "Remember when you were talking about how we should overthrow the shackles of society and how it kills art and all that bullshit? Aren't you the one taking all the earnings you got from society, the ones from these "shackles" you talk about, and used them to fight me? Me, who made art to insult you? You're a fucking hypocrite. A hypocritical hack and a sellout who lost his creative spark!"Higeki Enno slams his fist down on a table before cutting you off, screaming. "A hack! You're the fucking hack! Have you seen your art?! I can make a better story, better art, with all the artistic talent in my asshole! Your work is shit to me! I have money because I made something so good that it was able to profit while defying society! I fuck them over and they thank me for it! I'm the winner! Of everything! A piece of shit like you doesn't understand- you failed! Failed! You failed to become an artist and become a cog within a machine, a meaningless piece to an endless puzzle! I broke my chains and got more fame and fortune than a cog ever would, and society couldn't help but praise me and raise me up for it! No one has the balls to defy me, especially not you!"As Higeki Enno screams veins pop out on his face and he slowly walks towards you. As you're about to respond, a fist comes shooting towards your face, forcing your head back and sending blood flying. Higeki Enno just punched you. Fuck! Fuck this guy! You...>put your fists up and punch him back, only one of you are leaving this warehouse standing!>tell the otaku with you to record in case he punches you again, go to get Navine, and leave. Enno can't do shit, he's just a pathetic old man.>Other
>>3611869>Have the otaku record and just let Enno wail on you. He is old; we can take the beating while continuing to give him a verbal smack down. Then post the video to show his true nature as an arrogant hack.
>>3611869>>put your fists up and punch him back, only one of you are leaving this warehouse standing!I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away, I mustn't run away
>>3611869>tell the otaku with you to record in case he punches you again, go to get Navine, and leave. Enno can't do shit, he's just a pathetic old man.>Tell him that he couldn't even invent a fake cult without plagiarizing Lovecraft, so he maybe should reinspect his asshole.
He's going to try to beat the shit out of you? You can take this. He's just a desperate old man. If you let him beat you up and record it you'll come out on top. After that you'll grab Navine and leave. You signal towards your phone while glancing at the other otaku, hoping he took the hint, and turn back towards Enno. He's staring at you, eyes full of loathing. "I hope you know that you're one of the most useless pieces of shit I've ever had the pleasure to know. You're just one of the worthless otaku horde, and yet you want to overturn and question, me, the great Higeki Enno. The fucker who brought you all out of the stone age with Super Mecha Genesis."As Higeko Enno goes on, he sees the otaku behind you grab his phone and start filming. He sneers before asking the otaku what his favorite anime is. Confused, he responds that it's Nichijou. "If you leak a recording of this to anyone I'll make sure nothing Nichijou related ever comes out again, doujins included. On the other hand, I heard the author would love a season two. Help me and that's a possibility." Higeki Enno then turns back towards you, but you cut him off before he can rant more. "You're pathetic, you know that? You keep talking about society this, society that, but it just seems the whining of a loser. You could never fit in, so you hate anyone who can. Eventually you got some money while pretending to fight society, but it's really just selling out. The art you're so proud of belongs to who you call trash, the doujin artists like us. There's no soul in your art. Hell, you couldn't even make a cult up a cult of your own and just went straight to plagiarizing Lovecraft. Guess you lost your creativity after selling out, am I right?"Higeki Enno punches you again. He's old, but it still hurts. "What the fuck do you think you're saying? I sold out? I sold out?! I tried my whole damn life to succeed, and I finally did. I swept the world with my legend, and I made sure anime would never be the same again. All of your shitty porn comics and endless moeblob series are what selling out looks like. I'm a visionary. A genius. And I'll take down society one day." You smile as you stare back into his hateful eyes. "You're just another cog in the machine Enno. Just like me." In response you feel a fist slam into your face again. You smile back at Enno after he punches you, blood slowly trickling down from your nose to the ground. "You can't accept it, but it's true. We're all the same. If you fight against society you're just a loser trying to stand out. The real winners set the rules, and we just operate within them. You followed them the same as everybody else. You never really fought against society like you claimed to."
Another punch. You're still smiling. "Enno, accept it. This is pathetic." You feel his fist hit you in the gut this time. You cough as he stares at you, gritting his teeth. "I won't accept what you say! I'm the winner for fucks sake! I have made my own rules! I did all this to fuck with you and you can't stop me! You'll never stop me! I can ruin your life and you can't do anything about it!" "If I really couldn't do anything about it then I wouldn't have won twice alr-" You start sputtering as Enno punches you in the gut again. It hurts, but you feel so good. He's lost it. You made him lose it. If this gets spread online who knows what'll happen to his career.You back away as you continue. "We were the same once Enno. We were both artists, just trying to succeed. The only difference was that you sold out when I never did. I stuck to what i believed in and eventually got an office job, while you sold out and made millions. It may seem like you won, but I have what really matters- integrity. Spirit." Higeki Enno walks towards you again, closing the distance. "No! We're not the same! Even if we are, it's not because of art! If we're the same then we're both pieces of shit! Still, I'll fall into hell and become regarded as shit if I can get rid of a nuisance like you!" Enno tries to punch you again, but you dodge this time. You're getting tired of being beaten, and at this point he's not even making sense anymore. Time to end this.You start walking away from Enno, preparing to get Navine. You should enough footage and there's only so much satisfaction you get from psychologically cornering him when he's trying to punch you. As you walk away, however, you hear footsteps outside the warehouse. Suddenly the door slams open and a few buff men in suits walk in. They look towards the three of you inside, confused, as Enno smiles at them. "These two tried to attack me! Get him!" The men look at each other, confused, before they begin rushing towards you. The other otaku seems to make a big decision before loudly yelling and running away from the men. "WAIT! I DON'T CARE ABOUT NICHIJOU SEASON 2! ENNO ATTACKED THIS GUY, I HAVE IT ON FILM AND CAN POST IT BEFORE YOU TACKLE ME!" The men stop, whispering amongst each other, as Enno gnashes his teeth. "I told you can't post that. I will make your life a living hell if you do." You...>use the situation to get the two of you and Navine out of here, the video should be enough to guarantee your safety.>immediately move to bargaining for compensation for the two of you, you can definitely get more out of this than your escape if you try.>Other
>>3612409>use the situation to get the two of you and Navine out of here, the video should be enough to guarantee your safety.>Other: We are Anonymous! We are legion! You cannot hurt us if you don't even know our names!It's mostly to encourage the second otaku because Enno actually knows our name.
>>3612409>>use the situation to get the two of you and Navine out of here, the video should be enough to guarantee your safety.
>>3612409I agree with the other two Anon.>>>use the situation to get the two of you and Navine out of here, the video should be enough to guarantee your safety.Also thanks for still running this quest! I hopped on around the second installment and I'm pleased to see this fandom Comiket shitstorm continue in its glorious obsessive spiral. Your eye for detail is appreciated.
You want to negotiate for more with Enno, but... you don't have the balls. Right now your first priority is to get out, and after that you just want your cosplay photos. After that everything is optional. "Look, Enno, we can work this out." Enno glares at you, but lets you continue. "Neither of us will leak the video, and in exchange you let me go. We'll leave with Navine, and then you as long as you never bother us again we won't post it online. Alright?"Enno continues glaring before sighing. "I don't care that much if the video gets leaked, but some of my coworkers do. You won't post it, and in exchange I won't make your life a living hell. This isn't over though. I won't stop until you've lost!" "Enno, that's not how this is going down, you stop or we're posting the vid-" "I said I don't care. Post it if you want, see what fucking happens. All I guarantee is that you leave today and that I won't go down on you with my full force. I'll still get my payback for your slander." Well, it looks like negotiations are breaking down here. "Alright, deal. Either way, we're anons. You don't know who we are, so it doesn't matter."After finishing your back away with the other otaku while Higeki Enno just sneers at you. Eventually you walk past the obstacle course (which reminds you of Wipeout or SASUKE) and reach where Navine is sitting. Before you can untie her she does something with her hands and stands up, the rope tying her to the chair untied. ...Was she really not tied up? Before you can ask she just shrugs and says "I used to be a magician." You're not sure if you believe that, but the three of you leave the warehouse as Navine begins talking in length about how this was cool but more action would have been better. You think you've had enough damn action for one day jumping off a roof and getting beaten up, but oh well.The three of you make it out the back entrance to the warehouse before booking it to the street and hailing a taxi. Predictably you all want to head back to Comiiket before it closes for the day, so you may as well go together. In the taxi you get the chance to talk to Navine and check 2chan, although the cramped quarters make it too shitty to get decent photos. Good poses take a good environment after all. While you're in the taxi you think about the otaku next to you. You don't even know his name, but he did save your ass by taking that video. Still, do you really trust him with it? If he makes an agreement with Higeki Enno by himself or something happens to him then you could be fucked. You...>ask him for a copy of the video, he's a cool dude but you want insurance.>just chat until you get to Comiket, you should trust him.>try to repeatedly instill in him the pure evil of Higeki Enno. If he knows that his anime could be cancelled and his waifu taken from him then he'll never negotiate with him.>Other>>3614827Thanks for reading it, I'm just happy to use my field of expertise in a quest.
>>3616598>Other: Invithe the other otaku for drinks cause he's a bro.>Invite Navine as well on the off chance she agrees.
Eh, you can leave the matters of the video aside for the time being. He's a cool dude and he helped you out, so he should know what to do. More importantly, you should seal your new friendship as it's done traditionally: with lots and lots of booze. Just like how you end every work day, or how you celebrate getting home. Hm, maybe there's a problem with drinking culture. You don't care though, it gives you an excuse to get drunk. Still, you'll have to hold back, there's still a day left of Comiket.You ask the guy next to you if wants to get drinks and he accepts. As you're formally introducing yourselves to each other, Navine chimes in. "You guys are getting drinks, right? Don't leave me out, I like booze too! Nothing better than a bag of doujins, my feed being full of pictures of me cosplaying, and a cold beer to top it off! Comiket tradition!" Er, well, you were going to invite her but it seems that she invited herself first. You expected her to decline, so that's a pleasant surprise.As you're deciding on what time works best you get a call on your cellphone. You apologize and take the call. "Hello, Ouji Kaiji speaking?" "Hey, it's Sugimoto." "Oh, hey Sugimoto-san. How'd the editing go?" "It's good, we pulled an all-nighter and the episode is approved! Well, to put it more aptly there's almost no one we have to go through, so it will be airing whether the higher-ups like it or not. That's one of the advantages of working on a small team. Anyways, do you want to get some drinks with the crew, the show is airing at 6 PM and we were having a party. Considering I'll probably be taken in by the police within a few days, I may as well enjoy myself now." Oh, yeah, you almost forgot that Sugimoto is might end up in prison because of yesterday's car chase. At the very least he'll be fired. Well, you it'd be unfair to turn him down given the circumstances. You'll just make it one big party. "I was going to grab drinks with a couple of others, but you're free to come along. It's at the usua- wait, only Tarou knows what the usual place is. It's at Black Heaven, I'll text you directions later." "Alright, sounds good. See you then."
You hang up and work out the details with the other two. After that you call Tarou and a couple others, figuring that at this point the more people the merrier. When you finish making the arrangements you've already arrived back at Comiket, and you get Navine to let you take a few good photos before you head back inside. Nothing today was a must buy, but an otaku like you won't just buy "must buys"- you'll buy as much as you can! It'd be ridiculous if you couldn't even collect doujins of series you liked and only bought the doujins needed to survive.You head back into the convention grounds and spend the next couple hours speed-walking between tables as fast as humanly possible. By the end of the day you've managed to stuff a bag full of merchandise and are pretty satisfied with your haul. As Comiket ends you...>head to the bar early and check 2chan, it's not like you have anything better to do.>meet up with Tarou and talk about your hauls, you wonder if his purchases have gone well.>meet up with Sugimoto and his crew early, the guy giving you questions seemed like a cool dude. Plus, you've never been inside a TV studio before. Wait, do they even have a studio?>Other
>>3620702>meet up with Tarou and talk about your hauls, you wonder if his purchases have gone well.
Was writing the update earlier today but the electricity went out on me, headache is fucking with me now so I'll rewrite it tomorrow and then try to do another one that night after 4th of July festivities are over. Sorry for taking George R.R. Martin as a role model in work ethic.
>>3620705>>meet up with Tarou and talk about your hauls, you wonder if his purchases have gone well.
You'll head over to Tarou's house and ask him how his buys went. You managed to hurry about and got some good stuff too, so you should compare. You text him telling him that you're coming over before you head over to Black Heaven and hail a cab to his place. You're there in short time, and the door is unlocked. Inside you see Tarou smoking while sorting through several bags full of doujins and other goods from Comiket."Damn, you got a lot. Any especially good buys?" "Mm... yeah, a few. Look at this." Tarou throws a doujin over to you and you catch it before glancing at the cover. Wow, this looks horrible. It's like someone told a five year old and had them draw a hentai doujin. "This is... interesting." "I know, right? I think I was the only one to buy a copy, I almost feel bad for them. I get good doujins all the time, but it's not often you come across something that bad. Oh, that Western body pillow company, Cuddly Octopus, they had a stand this time." "Oh, nice, they had good covers. What'd you pick up?" "I didn't have much cash left so I just got a Senko one." "Senko? She's not as cute as Vivi-tan but she's cute, show me."Tarou takes out a body pillow cover from his bag and hands it over to you. "Art on it is good. Quality is a little worse than most circles though, I guess the two-way tricot is from China or something? Still, pretty good, wish I had picked this up." "Figured, I picked up one for reselling so you're in luck. 10,000 yen and it's yours." Tarou wanted to resell it? Didn't Cuddly Octopus sell all their covers online too? You tell Taoru this and he freezes up before awkwardly muttering something. "Uh... you get the friends discount then, 6000 yen." Well, you still would've gotten it at the marked up price to avoid the wait from shipping, so you'll split the difference and buy it for 8000.Tarou and you both shoot the shit until it's time to go and then you get a taxi to head over to Black Heaven, the bar the two of you always meet up in. You arrive with plenty of time to spare before your TV debut and see that Navine is currently drinking sake in a corner booth. For some reason she's angrily glaring at a Sailor Moon poster. You approach and sit down, Tarou follow behind, and...>awkwardly stare at your phone until you're talked to, this is your go to conversation starter. It's better than trying to start a conversation and sounding like an idiot!>ask what their day job is like, she probably has to suffer through an office job like you, but maybe she's lucky.>ask why she's glaring at the poster. Does she hate Sailor Moon that much?>ask what she bought, she has a few shopping bags next to her that you don't think are from Comiket.>Other
>>3626516>ask why she's glaring at the poster. Does she hate Sailor Moon that much?
"Hey, Navine?" She turns to you, taking her focus off of the poster. "Yeah?" "Why are you glaring at that poster? Don't like Sailor Moon?" She shakes her head in response. "It's not that, I'm just pretty sure this is fake. Can't you see that the colors are sort of smeared? I don't think this is from aging, this is from a shitty printing." Wait, it's a fake? You've seen this poster plenty of times over the years, but you've never bothered looking closely at it. You look at it more closely and... yeah, this probably is a fake! It's printed on lower quality paper than usual. "Nice catch, I wouldn't have noticed that if you hadn't brought it up." "Eh, it's no big deal. I used to work at mandarake so I got pretty good at looking for fakes and figuring out the grades of merchandise. I run a cosplay cafe now, but it's still a useful skill. So many little shits try to separate hard-working otaku from their money with fakes, so it's good to know."This kicks off the conversation and the three of you start talking about whatever comes to mind. As the conversation goes on you think you can safely assume that Navine's only two passions in life are cosplay and yaoi, so you focus on the former and try to make sure the later doesn't get brought up. You don't want to get shipped by a fujoshi by accident. As the conversation goes on the other otaku who helped you out shows up, followed by a couple friends of yours, and finally Sugimoto and his team.Your group spreads out across several booths since there are just over a dozen people. Sugimoto doesn't mention how you know him and just says he works "in TV", probably because he doesn't want to spoil the surprise. He really does care about the viewers, huh? As 6 PM nears you ask the owner of the bar if you can change the channel, and in response he hands you the remote.Once the Cash Cab Japan intro begins playing Sugimoto and his team pay attention to the TV, drawing the others' focus to it too. You all chat as it starts, and upon the reveal that it's "Comiket Edition" all of the otaku laugh. "Oh boy, Comiket Edition. I bet they're going to go around and ask people about stuff like Dragon Ball and One Piece. They'd be too embarrassed to go deep into the rabbit hole with the questions, right?" Tarou brings this up, and most people seem to agree with his sentiment. You don't chime in, and after a few minutes you appear on screen loudly yelling for Sugimoto to chase after a car. Everyone stares at you, a mixture between confusion and laughter on their faces, and you just tell them to keep watching while you chat.
Their confusion quickly turns into them heavily drinking while they laugh their asses off, the events on screen becoming more and more ridiculous. A couple minutes after you get Sugimoto to run the red light challenge you get a phone call. You glance at the caller ID. Fuck, it's your boss. He's not watching TV this show, is he? You don't want to put up with this, but if you ignore him that could be bad for work. Then again, if he watching this you might be fucked anyways now that you think about it. You never really considered the outcome of this car chase airing on television, but in hindsight this may have not been the best thing for your career. You...>swallow your annoyance and pick up the phone.>ignore the phone call, if you're fucked then a day's difference in when you respond won't help you.>Other
>>3629139>swallow your annoyance and pick up the phone.
>>3629139>>swallow your annoyance and pick up the phone.I'm sure no mention of our occupation and workplace was mentioned.
Urgh... you guess you have to pick up the phone. You want to ignore your boss when you're enjoying yourself like this, but your job probably is it at risk here. Maybe if you pick up now he'll just chew you out and nothing else. You wander away from the group and pick up the phone somewhere where it won't pick up the sound from the TV."Hello, Director Yamada, did a problem come up with the data entry?" "No, it's not that. Are you aware you're on TV right now?" "Er... TV?" You consider lying for a second to cover your ass, but he's clearly not going to believe you if you deny knowing. "I wasn't informed of the exact airing time, but now that you mention it I was on a game show the other day." "...Cash Cab Japan?" "Yes, that's the name of the show sir. Is it airing?" "Yes, and the entire episode so far is about you. I wouldn't be sure how to react to you publicly being to an otaku, but I would have been able to handle it. This though, this is illegal... you are encouraging a man to violate the law. I'm not sure of the legal consequences on your end, but this paints a bad light on our company. Your name is public information on the show, and it may get tied back to us later. Even if it doesn't, what if a client comes over and they recognize you? Won't their trust in us decline?" "...Alright, I get it director. What are you saying? Am I being transferred?" "Look, I'd like you to resign. Thank you for your years of hard work here, but I can't cover your ass on this. Truth to be told I knew you bought Shounen Jump every week and I didn't care, and even if I knew you had been going to Comiket for your vacations I would've looked down on you, but I considering you keep it hidden I wouldn't have done anything. This affects the company though, and if I let you go this will come back to bite me. Please resign."Resign? He wants you to resign. And lose the job you've had since graduating from college. Fuck, do you have to go job hunting again? What if they give you a shit reference? Still, you do hate this job. Maybe it's a good opportunity to find someplace better. Shit, you don't know. You think for a moment before...>resigning, you don't like working here and this is the best way out of the company. You don't like working there, but they haven't fucked you over too much when you worked there.>telling your boss that he'll have to fire you and hanging up. You're not going along with their resignations and such, if you're being fired they'll have to say it out loud.>begging to keep your job, you don't like it but you really don't want to end up on the streets if you can't find a new job. This isn't a game, you resign without even trying to keep your job.>Other
>>3633187>telling your boss that he'll have to fire you and hanging up. You're not going along with their resignations and such, if you're being fired they'll have to say it out loud.We have all that prize money, we aren't pressed for a job right now.
"Oh, director, you want me to resign?" "Yes." "Too bad, you'll have to fire me." You hear him hurriedly say something in response but you immediately take your ear away from the phone and hang up. You get another call from him afterwards, and in response you just turn off your phone. You would block his number, but that would be a pain if something involving your last paycheck comes up. You're doing pretty well on money right now, but anything helps.You go back to the table and join your friends, laughing at your appearance on TV and drinking significantly more than before you were fired. Everyone enjoys themselves, and while that's going on... On 2chan "anybody watching cash cab?""no, who the fuck would watch that when there's anime airing""isn't that about to be cancelled?""yeah, but, there's a 'comiket edition' this time""sounds like garbage anon"">comiket editionwwww, cringewhen do we get hentai edition""no, no, it's actually goodlike, it probably wasn't going to be good, but there's a fucking car chase"">car chasedoes he drive an 86""Cash Cab D?"After several minutes of shitposting continue, some people actually tune into the show and the thread quickly speeds up."holy shit, he wasn't lying""why is A-ONE playing in the backgroundhow the fuck did they copyright that anywaysdid ZUN just make extra drinking money off of a game show""wwww, wtf""why do I recognize this otaku""you recognize him?is it your long lost dad who went to buy a pack of cigs and never came back?""wwww, good one""isn't that the vivifag dude from yesterday?""really? sasuga vivifag then""shit, he's rightwwwwwwwww, the most dedicated otaku""fought for his waifuwent on a car chase for his waifuhe is a dedicated soldier in the war for the holy waifu grail"And unbeknownst to you, you become even more of a meme...
You are drunk. Amazingly drunk. You just separated from your friends and are making your way to your hotel room though, hoping to sleep this off and be rid of your hangover by the time Comiket opens. As you turn your phone on to check 2chan, you notice that you have a lot of calls. Some of them are from your boss, but there's two from a number you don't recognize. You call it back, curious, and after a few seconds you it connects. "Hello? Who is this?" "This is Higeki Tanaka, an editor for Seinen King. This is Kaiji-sensei, right?" Sensei? The fuck? You're too drunk to process this. "Ye... yeah, that's me. Why'd you call me?" "Well, given your newfound popularity, I was interested in seeing if you wanted to run a one-shot in Seinen King. We're not a large magazine, but we think we'd fit well with your work. We had a slot we couldn't fill, and the manga would need to be 35 pages done in two months. Are you interested?" Are... are you getting offered actual work doing manga? In an actual magazine? Shit, you never debuted before. You were pretty successful doing doujins, but since your work was at least 70% porn and most of it was about one character, you just never made that leap. After your pause you...>ask what he means by popularity? Does he mean that Vivifag thing? That's not much and it's not connected to your name.>immediately accept, who knows if you'll get another chance.>delay the matter, you're too drunk to make good decisions right now.>Other
>>3637950>immediately accept, who knows if you'll get another chance.We wouldn't be the first hentai artist to jump to clean stuff. Also this is seinen, so we could insert some mature themes anyway if we wanted.
>>3638389Btw this is 100% Enno's new trap, but I want to accept anyway.
There's no option but to accept. This is your big break! You're not sure how some shitposting about you on 2chan got you this chance, but even if it's only in a small magazine you'll accept! You always wanted to be a mangaka, so this is like something out of a dream for you. The excitement sobers you up slightly and you mutter some words of acceptance. "Alright, great! Is this a good time to work out the details?" "I apologize, no, I'll contact you in the morning. Alright then Kaiji-sensei, I'll be your editor at Seinen King. I'd be happy if you continued to work with us even after the one shot is over and I'm looking forward to seeing your work." "Alright then, thank you for the offer. I'll call you back in the morning." You hang up, still slightly in disbelief. Did you really just get work in a serialized magazine? This... wow! If you knew it was this easy you would've made a spectacle of yourself and become a meme earlier.You giddily wander back to the hotel and pass out on your bed. You wake up in the morning with a pounding headache. Fuck, you must have gotten really, really drunk. After you get up you check your phone, and see that you have quite a few missed calls and texts. Let's see... missed calls from two numbers, and three texts. Alright, you'll leave the calls for now, what are the texts. The first one is from Tarou, and it's just a video. Confused, you play it, and immediately you wish you hadn't. It's a video of you. Dancing. Apparently while you were drunk last night you got up on a table and did the Hare Hare Yukai dance while singing Super Driver by accident. Great, you'll... you'll just forget this exists. If Tarou lets you. The other two texts are from Navine and that otaku you met trying to take down Enno's "cult", Hiro. According to the text from Hiro you argued over whether flat chests or big breasts were better last night and he texted you to let you know that while he doesn't agree, he respects your opinion. You don't even remember what side you took, so you'll just leave this one. The one from Navine is... thanking you for going shopping with her at Otome Road. What? When did you do that? Didn't you head straight back here after leaving the bar? Confused, you try to remember, and you do vaguely remember being woken up and taken somewhere. Alright, you guess you did go out then. Otome Road though? Why did she have to drag you out to that damned Fujoshi Street? Well, at least you didn't buy any-... wait... what if you did buy something? Hoping it's not true, you check your wallet and find that there's less money than you remember. You fearfully look over your hotel room before finding a bag of yaoi doujins in the corner. You are straight. You do not read yaoi. You've never even been interested in reading yaoi. Drunk shopping is a confusing phenomena.
After making sure you did nothing else weird last night you call back the two numbers you missed calls from. Both of them are the editorial departments of small magazines. One is asking if you're interested in doing a one-shot, and the other wants you to work with one of their editors to create a working storyboard for serialization. This... maybe you shouldn't have jumped on the offer with Seinen King so easily. You tell them both that you're already working on a one-shot but get the numbers of editors in their department in case you want to work with them in the future. Once you're done taking care of your calls you take some aspirin, eat breakfast, and then check 2chan. There's still some time left until Comiket opens for the day, so you should just try to rest off your hangover. When you open 2chan, you're immediately struck by something... there are pictures of you here. A lot of them. You're pretty sure these are all from Cash Cab originally, but quite a few are edited into memes. You assumed it was just the Vivifag thing that got you a call from Seinen King, but it looks like that Cash Cab: Japan episode is what really got you attention. You find mentions of your doujin and sarcastic shitposting about how Higeki Enno is literally Satan, as well as two threads specifically about you. Wow, this is... far beyond what you expected. You...>read through all the threads you can and save the fanart, this is cool but you'd rather stay uninvolved. You really don't deserve this much attention.>make a thread and say hi, if you're getting these offers from your popularity then it wouldn't hurt to post a bit as yourself instead of as an anon.>Other
>>3644130>read through all the threads you can and save the fanart, this is cool but you'd rather stay uninvolved. You really don't deserve this much attention.Don't post, we have no way to prove our identity and would be shitposted at anyway.>Destroy the yaoiThis is paramount.
Writing the next update before I go to sleep, I'll make a new thread for it. The next thread should get to the end unless something unexpected happens, thanks to anyone who's read this far!