You are a Magical Girl, and you've always wondered what the end would be like.You've imagined worse, certainly. You imagined pain, lots of it, the searing sort that took out your legs from underneath you and reduced you to a crying, pleading mess. You imagined that old cliche coming true - your life flashing in front of your eyes - before everything came to an abrupt and sudden stop, your own internal universe shutting off. And while you were never the religious sort, a tiny bit of you hoped that you would open your eyes afterwards and see someone to...guide you to wherever you were supposed to go. Eternal paradise, fiery damnation or simply oblivion - you wouldn't mind. Just so long as you wouldn't be alone when it happened. It would really, really suck dying alone....Well, it's a good thing Madoka's here with you.You just wish she'd stop crying.You don't like it when pretty girls like her cry.
>>23043090"Midori," You hear her call your name again, hervoice tickling your ear, her breath warm against your face. The pinprick sensation of her tears plinking against your own cheek as she tries her best not to cry too hard, like kids do whenever they're trying to be brave. "Midori, stay with me. I need you to focus. I need...I need to use your Soul Gem for a few moments. Midori, don't close your eyes--"It's not like you haven't accepted death, or the fact that it'll come to you sooner than most people. You knew what you were getting into when you took that contract. When Juubey came up to your room's windowsill and offered you the wish, you couldn't have accepted the contract fast enough.You wanted to make a difference. In your own way, you wanted to be just like the girl you always fantasized about being. You didn't want to simply BE a ramen chef's daughter. You didn't want to simply BE Hanegawa Midori, future owner of Hanegawa's Ramen Restaurant, with flour on her hands and the smell of meat broth in her hair.You wanted to be special.You wanted to be Magical Midori, and you wanted to be loved.Well, your wish was granted, for what it was. Two out of three isn't all that bad.
>>23043093You're tired, though. Really tired. More tired than you've ever felt before.You desperately want to close your eyes and sleep, but...something doesn't want you to. You were doing something, earlier, and...it's important. It's important to you. You don't remember it, but it's very important..."Midori, please. I...I need you. Homura-chan needs you." Another sob. "N-no, not Homura, not anymore. Chiaki needs you."Chiaki. Matsuda Chiaki. Your sempai.Yes. Yes, you need to...you need to save her. From herself. From the nightmare she'd put herself in."I need your permission." Madoka murmurs. "I can't...I can't do anything otherwise."...She doesn't need to ask. Doesn't she?Will it hurt?What are you going to do...?
>>23043090>That title pictureYou bastard.
>>23043090>that openingDECUUUUUUUI am crying tears of rage i hope you're happy
>>23043090>ImageWell I knew this was coming but you're driving the point home so damn hard now.>[x]What are you going to do...?It's probably going to hurt anyway.While I don't speak from experience I'm fairly certain messing with your soul isn't a comfortable experience.
>>23043090Deculture, WHY>[x]What are you going to do...?
>>23043098[X]What are you going to do...?Be brave
>[X] What are you going to do?Then>[X] JUST FUCKING DO IT I WANT TO LIIIIIVE
>>23043098OK, this is one hell of a situation we got ourselves into. Anyway, there is nothing we can do about it now and I am not going to give up on getting Midori back alive until Deculture writes something to the effect of “Midori Hanegawa is dead” Well right now everything is in Madoka Kaname’s hands. She is the one with the power to make this a happy ending, or a bittersweet one.We will have to give her a good reason to keep up alive, better reasons then “We are party members” or “I hugged you and stopped everything from going to shit”.There is one thing we have gained while travelling through Homura’s memories that Madoka is going to be interested in. And that is knowledge of Madoka and Homura’s combined past. While we don’t have complete knowledge; we don’t know about Homura’s timetravelling, we don’t know how Madoka and Homura were separated, we don’t know how Madoka became a goddess witch, and we don’t know how Murderface came to be. However we are the only person who knows Madoka’s true name, we are the only person who knows that Madoka cares deeply about Homura, and we are the only person who knows that Homura sacrificed everything to bring Madoka back.So I propose>[x]We make a deal with Madoka for our life.“Isn’t there another way? Homura would be sad to learn that I gave my life to save her. Just like she was sad when you had to go and she was forced to live on.”That will grab Madoka’s attention. Next we need to put forth the deal.“Sempai has amnesia. She might not recover all her memories even after we put back together. She won’t believe you when you tell her that you shared a past with her. But she will believe me. Please, if you can make it so I can live to see my sempai recombined, I will make her remember the bond you once shared. I will not let her forget you, Madoka. Nor will I let her think of you as only her enemy"
>OP pictureAll aboard the feels train...[x] What are you goin to do...?
Is Decu a healing type writer? We are in a rather shitty situation. There can be no Warmaster without an aide and there is only one aide for Chiaki. GreenGreen must be saved.[x]What are you going to do...?
>>23043090mfw OP imageMidori is going to live thru this, right?Captcha: blepts griefT_T
>>23043098[x]"Of course. Save her. Just... When you're done, can I have... one more moment with her?"
>>23043231Yes, healing type
>>23043098[x]What are you going to do...?>that picDECUI WILL FIND YOUAND I WILL END YOU
>>23043182That's a lot of words for someone who just got their lungs punched out...
>>23043257Its all been prewritten. I lost sleep because I wanted to put this up the moment I this thread goes up. Looks like everyone is going to ignore what I wrote....
>>23043098[X] Do what you need to.-[X] But will you hold my hand while you're doing it?I reject your options and choose my own.
>>23043278I like this,
>>23043098see>>23043278This isn't the time to be coy, or suspicious, or cowardly.This isn't something we can say no to anymore.Also Hiddenhope, that's kind of wordy for someone dying, don't you think? We're not in a bargaining position, here.
>>23043338>wordy for someone dyingheh>We're not in a bargaining position, here.If what Madoka is planning to do is the only thing she can do then no, we are not in a bargaining position. I wrote that because I wanted to show reasons we can give to Madoka to let us live.
Silly edit done last night. Took about five hours. Maybe lighten up the mood a bit, I hope?
Remember guys, if Midori dies and Kharn survives this shit our first deed after waking up as Chiaki again will be to punch Kharn in her fucking face. Repeatedly. There is acting retarded and then there is acting so retarded that you get someone completly uninvolved in your shit killed.Fuck her, we don`t need friends like that.
>being awake for MGNQI just wanna tell you all that you guys are great, thanks for helping to build a great quest.
>>23043392Hat, I know I say this all the time but I love you
>>23043377>not having faith in the Blessed LadyWe don't serve your kind around here. Go find your ramen somewhere else.
>>23043377Given Madoka seems to be brown-eyed and sane right now, I'm sure she wants to help us live, too, for what it's worth.Blessed Lady protects.
I'm presently imagining something a bit like this, but with different colors...
>>23043408I like this one better.
>>23043420The tears are probably tears of joy, not liquid regret because of all the rape GreenGreen will be put through to save her love.
>>23043408Hey! I am trying to help.
>>23043420She said that she wanted everyone to live! Midori is part of everyone!Right?...right?
>>23043439The Doctor Dances? Nobody dies today?
>>23043396It is amazing being in Decu's timezone.
>>23043464What IS Decu's timezone, anyways?
>>23043472GMT+ (7-9) Somewhere in that range.
>>23043439>>23043451>Nobody dies today?>Pinky protecting anything
Midori not making it to 14 Feb 2013.*sadface*
[x]Will it hurt?I note a lot of write ins and not enough replying to Decu.
Well I was hoping to get a few hours of sleep before heading off to work both of my jobs, but fuck that, it's time for SUFFERING!
>>23043098[x] "Alright, just go ahead."
>>23043525We'll make it.
>>23043525Is there a chance for you to speak in non-weeaboo?I have no fucking idea what the hell you`re even talking about.
>>23043098>[X]What are you going to do...?
>>23043622>14 febValentines day.It's too late for that now.
That random mook magical girl we blew the legs off of months ago sure came a long way.
>>23043622Valentines. He's sad that Midori won't make it o Valentines.
>>23043637We will make it! We'll make it all the way! And Midori will be able to eat her black bean sauce noodles this year too!
>>23043658Too bad she already had the pineapple salad.
Is it Decu summoning time yet?
DECULTURE DECULTURE DECULTURE
>>23043643And Deculture fully expected us to blow her away instead of getting soul gem drunk with her and bonding
>>23043805ALL HAIL THE QUEEN IN GREEN Dammit, this rhymes too well...
>>23043278+ Do what you need to + You pulse to her, unable to say the words yourself, feeling your ability to even breathe recede with every passing moment. The cold heaviness in your chest spreading out further, deeper. + Do what you need to save sempai +"I'll...I'll do everything I can, Midori-chan, I promise." Madoka manages a smile through her tears, as she brings your Soul Gem close to the glowing amber one pinned to her throat. The bauble shining warmly, even with the dried blood crusting over it. "While I still can."You work up a smile of your own, although it amounts to a mere twitching of the corners of your lips. You squint slightly as both Soul Gems begin to glow quite brightly, as if trying to overwhelm the other - and it's with what little left of your consciousness that you pulse out what should be your last words to her.+ Can you hold my hand while you're doing it +This gives her pause, but the smile she gives you is beautiful as it is heartbreaking.+ Of course, Midori-chan. + The pulsed reply is tender and warm. + Anything for Magical Midori, the bravest Magical Girl in the world. +You smile, and close your eyes.This isn't so bad--
>>23043872>+ Anything for Magical Midori, the bravest Magical Girl in the world. +SHE KNOWS.FUCK.HOW THE FUCK DOES SHE KNOW.
>>23043872You open your eyes once more, and all you see is fire.Not the usual amber flame you're used to, though. Nor is it the unnatural crimson fire, red as blood and as hot as plasma, that you've seen Kharn coat both Gorechild and Gorefather with. No, they were purple. The same color as your sempai's eyes, the same flame that gouted from her left eye when she willingly held a golden weapon against the Betrayer in a training session that seems so long ago, now. The same flame that sparked from the armored fragment's glaring, scarred visage, and the same fire that now seemed to fill the entire sky above you.The fire dissipates with a predatory roar from the heavens - and it's only then that you could finally see what's in front of you. And what you see is a war - a war with two sides doing their level best to murder each other. One side fighting with grim, silent determination usually reminiscent of machines - the other fighting with tears in their eyes and acid in their hearts, uncaring of how much they hurt, how much they bled. Fighting because there was nothing else but to fight and make the other side suffer just as much as they are suffering now.Complete and utter bedlam. To your left, Mirai is screaming as she decapitates a caped shadow wielding a massive golden broadsword, the weapon easily dwarfing her own. She splits the remains in two with a downward stroke a heartbeat later, before disappearing once more into the burning melee. Her familiars forming a ring of snarling, roaring death around her, blood frothing from their maws.Malal - her suit now all but burned right through, showing scorched flesh and even bone, the visor half-shattered - barely dodges the crescent-moon blades of twin golden scythes, before pouncing on the shadowy wielder and driving the tempered prong of her crowbar where its mouth should be. A ragged cry and a horrible wrenching sound, and the top of the shadow's skull comes tearing away with a wet, juicy crack.[1/2]
>>23043903She is screaming something as she points towards you - and it's then that you see something break away from the melee. A towering, spiked behemoth, awash in flame, its armored plates blackened by gunshots and carbon scoring. The oversized barrels attached to its arm with screaming bronzed demon-mouths glowing red-hot, while the massive hammer in its other hand crackled with a deadly force. With barely a grunt of effort, the hammer is heaved up and over its shoulder - before it is tossed forward with a roar of servos. The towering maul spinning end over end, before smashing right into the horde of shadows, scattering some and pulverizing others. It turns towards you, the eyeslits of its tusked elephantine helm blazing with an inner crimson light - and with heavy, earth-shaking footsteps, the giant makes its way toward you. Completely unconcerned about the gunfire pinging off its back, on its pauldrons. It is just as unconcerned of the shadowy corpses it's crushing underfoot with every tread, even deigning to kick one to the side, one that looked like a shadow with blades for legs and hands.It comes to a stop in front of you, and you look up at the behemoth with idle wonder. It reaches down with its free hand, reaching for something past you, scooping it up with a gentleness that should have no place in a machine made for war.You blink as you see what it cradles in its brutally-armored arm, and you can't help but take a step back.A limp, lifeless form, shattered beyond recovery. Strands of green hair half-drowned in crimson. You look down, and you see another corpse, one that had been embracing the one Tiny Pete now carried in its arms. Its once pristine white costume now absolutely filthy with blood, making dirt and grime stick to it. Her shield, now a completely broken and shattered thing, is a burning useless disk of metal, still attached to the severed arm that bore it. Homura-chan...?[2/3]
>>23043932>moemura is dead too
>>23043932Welp, everything's fucked.
Bad end incoming.
Calm down noobs, as long as the soul gems are intact, everything can be salvaged.
>>23043976While not entirely true, I'm with this guy. Darkest before dawn, motherfuckers. Y'all are despairing enough for a dozen Madoka timelines.
I have faith in Decu.
Three....The minimum is three.
Calm down guys. Have faith in the Blessed Lady. Everything is going to go just as planned.
>>23043976All this time, I thought that Madoka finally referring to Chiaki by her given name was a sign that she recognized her new persona, given all of the amnesia and living in a different universe.Not that the moemura fragment had bit the dust while mourning for Midori.
>madoka uses midoris soulgem to keep moemura running>when they merge midori lives on inside chiaki
>>23043932"There we go," You hear Madoka murmur, and you turn towards the voice - and you see her crouching beside the body of the girl who only wanted to save her friend. But instead of the pink dress, however, she is wearing a gown of the purest white, elegant and luminous, without a single drop of blood on it. The black ribbons that once tied her hair into two ponytails have also been traded in, it seems, for their chromatic opposite. A bride, blushing and happy, trying to smile beyond her tears.In her cupped gloved hands, she cradles a fragment of a purple Soul Gem, nearly blackened, but still glowing."It's alright," Madoka murmurs again, and it's only then that you realize that she's talking to the lifeless girl on the ground. "Midori-chan isn't angry. You tried your best to protect her. Things will be okay now, Homura-chan."The soul gem fragment seems to glow in reply, and Madoka smiles."I'll make sure to pass the message on, Homura-chan."She closes her silk-gloved fingers over the fragment, before standing up and turning towards you. "Three more to go, I think," Madoka smiles, her amber eyes shining wetly with unshed tears. "Let's get this horrible business done, shall we, Midori-chan?"How do you react?
>>23044013Along these lines, if we lose too many Homus for Chiaki's sanity, maybe we could patch the hole in her head with Midori's leftovers.
>>23044033"What just happened?"
>>23044033I'm not dead yet?
>>23044033>you must kill the homus>to save the homusNo Midori, you are the homus.
>>23044033More or less as thus depicted.
>>23044033"I really hope this is a dream."
>>23043903>>23043932>A limp, lifeless form, shattered beyond recovery. Strands of green hair half-drowned in crimson.>You look down, and you see another corpse, one that had been embracing the one Tiny Pete now carried in its arms. Its once pristine white costume now absolutely filthy with blood, making dirt and grime stick to it. Her shield, now a completely broken and shattered thing, is a burning useless disk of metal, still attached to the severed arm that bore it. I don`t like this! I don`t like this at all!
>>23044033"So. I failed. ... No. No. Stiff upper lip."Square shoulders."I can still save parts of her, can't I?"
>>23044033Lets do it 'Dokes.
>>23044033"Is this bad? This looks bad."
>>23044033[x]Look at yourself. If you're laying down there and dead, then who's standing up and being you????
>>23044033"What do I have to do?"
>>23044033"What...what do I have to do?"At least we can't die any harder, probably.
>>23044150DIE HARD XVI: DIE HARDERER WITH A VENGEANCE-ER, STARRING THE CLONE OF BRUCE WILLIS AND MIRACLE MIDORI!COMING TO THEATERS... SOON.
>>23044033Time for sads?Time for sads.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p38o_M9EdE8Let the sad begin.
>>23044033"What do we need to do?"Dammit, can't we use those two Grief Seeds we've got somehow?
>>23044033It's the end of the anime all over again."I'm sorry Homura-chan, I rushed in without thinking."
>>23043976The Soul Gems can't just be intact, they also have to not have absorbed too much corruption or expended too much magic.This is looking like it's going to be the 'expended too much magic and witched out' situation, or Midori is going to get shoved out of her Soulgem so that the 4 Homura fragments can be shoved into hers.
>>23044169Seconding asking about the grief seeds. Might as well see if anything in Midori's inventory can be used to great effect here.
>>23044216For all we know, Midori's inventory is still with her crushed body down there.
>>23044261True, but if Madoka is interacting with the physical(?) world to pick up soul gem fragments, then she might also be able to commandeer the grief seeds and anything else that might come in handy.
>>23044261Little Pete reached past us.Midori is now incorperal.
IT MISSED OUR HITBOX WE'RE OK WE'RE OKplease be ok
>>23044081I think Madoka captured her essence with our soul gem or something. One down, three to go suggests we achieved our goal.>>23044033"Thank you."
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRGHJUST FUCKING DO SOMETHING BALLS TO THE WALL HARD ENOUGH TO PUNCH THROUGHWHY ARE YOU ALL SURRENDERING YOU LITTLE SUCKERSWHERE'S YOUR FIGHTAN SPIRIT[x] Flip shit and go beyond the impossible!
Thinking about it. Kharn is still dying in the middle of the battle.godoka is going to pick up her soul gem and take her to magical girl Valhalla
>>23044495That's the same kind of stupid, short-sighted, and ineffectual post that got us into this mess.This isn't a shounen game where you can coast by on machismo and fighting spirit.
>>23044495Where is this from?As a side note, I wonder if Souji came to the barrier.
>Oh boy, new MGNQ!>OP pic is Midori's hat on top of a bloody smearOh...well that's, uh, somewhat disheartening...
>>23044546It's just sauce from the huge celebratory dinner she makes for everyone, even Malal and Mirai.hue
>>23044544Paths of Hate>>23044538I remember the thing that got us in here being 'lel lets shout FUCK YOU at the uberknight of doom as if we were Donte and there was no other option' while there clearly was still massive room to negotiate.Now everything went to fuck and the situation us unsalvageable anyway so we might as well kick into Shonen overdrive and go to town on these fuckers.
[x]"What's happening? What's going on?">>23044581We're her just to watch right now.
>>23044581its so unfortunate that people thought playing an illusionist class is the same as playing a fighter class. /tg/ disappointed me that day.Though I suppose that act harkens back to our That Guy roots :(
>>23044630I think it was more like some stealth trolls sneaked in a bad answer.
Decu. Decu, please. It's too early in my time zone for feels of this magnitude.>>23044033"What do you mean 'three more to go?' Didn't that Homura just die? I don't like the looks of that fragmented soul gem..."
>>23044033"But, what's going to happen when we get all of sempai's soul gems?"Dammit, we should have asked what she was going to do. We don't know what's going on or how we can improve the situation.
>>23044047 >>23044054 >>23044150What's...what's going on? This...this isn't real, is it? If you're...you saw Tiny Pete carry something, b-but...you're still here--"It's...I don't know how to explain it in so many words, myself," Madoka replies, a frown passing over her delicate features. "I mean, no, I know what I'm doing, it's just that the concept of it isn't something you can easily explain. Incubator technology is already as complicated as it is, and going into the metaphysics of it will take us days, time we don't really have at the moment." She winces slightly. "It's hard enough to stay like this when you've got someone like Faust festering in the back of your mind."...Can't she simplify it for you, then? Something for you to understand, to latch onto, shouldn't be too hard for her to give. The corpse Tiny Pete was carrying, that couldn't be you...can it?"He was carrying the body of the bravest Magical Girl ever to accept a contract from an Incubator, yes." Madoka smiles, smoothing out her skirt. "She jumped into two overlapping Witch Barriers without even so much as a second thought. All to rescue a stupid girl who couldn't leave things well alone, and just be happy about how things turned out." You must have looked a bit angry at this, as Madoka herself seems to giggle, despite the situation. "Well, no. Not stupid. She's...she's not Homura-chan anymore, not like I know her. She's someone else now. I've accepted that." The pink-haired girl looks at you oddly, head tilting slightly to the side, before smiling again. "And she belongs to someone else now, at that."You could feel your cheeks burning - or at least, you felt them tingle slightly - as you open your mouth to try and protest. She holds up a hand before you can speak. "Yes, I know. An explanation. One you can accept." She looks towards the melee, of the flash of golden weapons among the gunfire and the carnage and the violence. Letting out a sigh before turning back to you. [1/2]
Goddamn, is...is she accepting us?Does this mean we have a chance?
>>23044795"Um. Well. The long and short of it is...I borrowed your Soul Gem, for a bit. Put a bit of myself in it, the part that doesn't giggle at the idea of making Homura-chan suffer for everything she's done. The part that wants to set things straight." She places her hand on her chest, gloved fingers splayed across the rather tasteful amount of cleavage afforded by the bridal gown-like dress. "It's me, as you see now, and with the help of your Soul Gem being here, where I'm needed the most...I can do just a bit more good for poor Homura-cha--" Madoka stops as she catches herself. "...I mean, Chiaki-san."Okay. But that doesn't explain why you're here too. "Well, it does. A bit. I think. I..." She looks at you, then back at the vortex of violence at the center of the clearing. There is a deafening report of what sounds like battleship cannons - and it's only after a few moments that you realize that it's only Tiny Pete, firing the gigantic gun attached to his arm, sending earth-shaking blasts right into the melee. "I think it's your attunement to Chiaki-san that makes this possible." Another smile. "Well, I think you'd want to be here for Chiaki-san. To say goodbye, and everything."...Yeah. That's...you'd like that."Don't look so sad, Midori-chan. You did your best." Madoka steps forward to take both your arms. "No crying. Not now. You have to be strong for Chiaki-san. Besides, you helped gather three of them, here! All in one place! You didn't even flinch when Angry Homuchan aimed that scary thing at you! I probably would've wet myself then!" A giggle, forced but sincere, all the same. "I wasn't joking when I called you the bravest. Not anyone could have done what you could." A moment. "I don't think even Magical Midori could've!"[2/3]
>>23044581That's the kind of thinking that got Midori in this situation in the first place. We could've played the situation to Midori's strengths, yet all that was done was to do things to "trip as many death flags as possible". And it ended rather predictably. We may be able to salvage the situation if we don't meta game and do stuff that makes sense. We won't give up, but we shouldn't be stupid either.
>>23044813It'd be nice to say goodbye...-wait, that bitch is stealin' our booty! Goddamn!"You've got to make sure to promise me one thing! Absolutely, definitely!""You've got to finish writing the doujin! In all its sexiness!! And give it to Chiaki-!"
I wanted to see the Magical Midori anime....and the end of the manga series....
Is anyone else getting awkward feelings from how Madoka's been casually referencing all the hentai Midori's been making?
>>23044818>not putting illusions everywhere then going around backstabbing everyone who gets distracted>not abusing what you have for maximum griefingI play SS13, you need to be able to make do with anything that you have and if it's only a fucking toolbox with nothing but a flashlight and a wallet inside it.
>>23044813You manage to work up a smile at this, but you murmur a question even before you notice how silly it is."Of course I know about Magical Midori and Murder Mayumi!" Madoka's smile is bright now, the brightest one you've ever seen. "I have the first editions of the first six volumes, too! O-or, well, a friend who lets me read them from time to time!"...Well. that's something, at least.How do you respond?What did you do to Homura-chan?What happened to you? Who's Faust? Why is she doing this to Chiaki?
>>23044858>[x]What happened to you? Who's Faust? Why is she doing this to Chiaki?
>>23044846No Moemura expy....but from what deculture said. Midori has quite a blacklog for the publisher
>>23044858>What did you do to Homura-chan?>What happened to you? Who's Faust? Why is she doing this to Chiaki?No reason not to ask both. >>23044868Feel dat healing writing.
>>23044855>FilenameMah nigga.Supply Strongest
>>23044858>What did you do to Homura-chan?Not the why. The what is all that matters now.Even beyond the end, Midori is faithful.
>>23044858>[x] "What drove you and Homura apart?"
>>23044858>What did you do to Homura-chan?>What happened to you? Who's Faust? Why is she doing this to Chiaki?I WANT THE TRUTHI DON'T GIVE A FUCK IF I CAN'T HANDLE IT
>>23044855Midori Hanegawa (dead) says, "Fuck this shit, I'm going to multikey"
Ask her how did everything come to this.Maybe tell her if she wants, tell her what your planning in the future volumes.
>>23044858[x]You're using my soul gem as a temporary soul gem for yourself; can you use the two grief seeds in my left pocket as a safety valve to take away some of the stress so we can all come out of this alive?
"Madoka-san. What did happen to you and Homura-san? How.. did this all come to be? I-.. I need to understand so I can help Chiaki. So Chiaki or Homura can help you. There has to be a way to save you, too, from this other..you.The only thing I know is that Homura did something wrong in the past but.. its never too late to do the right thing. Even Chiaki.. Even the person that your Homura-san became now knows that."
>>23044904>HomuHomu: Walpurgisnacht OP pls nerf>whiteknight2001: without grief gem don't evoluate?
>>23044913ThisThis a hundred times
>>23044809Madoka is accepting us. Faust/Pinky might not be so understanding.
>>23044926I like what this guy is saying.Also Gid reads our hentai Doujin?
>>23044913yes, worth to try
>>23044913This.We ain't done yet. We still have our soul gem.
>>23044858GODDAMN>>23044913>>23044913>>23044913>>23044913USE THIS>[x] Abuse Grief Seeds
>>23044944Oh right.We're still not dead.But still, how badly damaged is our body?
>>23044858>[x]What happened to you? Who's Faust? Why is she doing this to Chiaki?We don't need to know what she's doing to Homura, only that it's working.>>23044913Also, this.And would it be possible to activate Nightmare mode even as a mostly dead body? It would probably help out quite a bit in terms of distracting the enemy.
>>23044962Doesn't matter. ROBOT BODY.
>>23044858>What did you do to Homura-chan?I'm certainly curious for exposition about Faust, but we are in something of a crisis situation, and it's not directly-relevant info at the moment.Also, seconding >>23044913.
It's a good suggestion but I suspect us surviving via grief seed means the Chiaki recombination is going to fail - this needs to use our soul gem or something blah blah
>>23044995I DON'T GIVE A FUCKBURNING BRIDGES IS THE LAST THING WE NEED RIGHT NOW
Godoka would probably have not gone through several paragraphs of praise and NOT have noticed the grief seeds in your pocket. Worth asking, but... Yeah. She's not dumb.
>>23044979>would it be possible to activate Nightmare mode even as a mostly dead body?Possible, but the amount of magic it requires, and the resulting corruption of our soul gem, would likely cancel out any benefits from using the grief seeds to handle some of the strain of containing Madoka's power.
>>23044913I have been wracking my brain and I can't think of anyway to break this sequence.We have to try. My first post mentioned "That I won't give up on getting Midori back alive until Deculture writes something to the effect of “Midori Hanegawa is dead”'I vote for this, Chiaki will be said to learn that Midori sacrificed herself. Just like Madoka did for Homura
Madokami personality wants Chiaki to move on. Faust personality wants to punish Homura and keep her to herself. Chiaki thinks she doesn't deserve anyone and is afraid of relationships. RibbonHomu wants to kill everyone to save Madoka. These girls need a psychiatrist. Ask both questions.
>>23045049>These girls need a psychiatrist.AND YOU NOTICE THISNOW
>>23045049>Madokami personality wants Chiaki to move on.>Faust personality wants to punish Homura and keep her to herself.>Chiaki thinks she doesn't deserve anyone and is afraid of relationships.>RibbonHomu wants to kill everyone to save Madoka.>These girls need a psychiatrist.And that scene, my dear friend is the next thing you shall draw.
>>23044809I think we already lost our chance to hook up green and purple because green's dead.On the other hand, Midori's shown herself to be entirely capable of seeing other girls as cute. Including Pink. Maybe she can score Godoka in the afterlife. That'd be one hell of a way to get a wish for love granted.
>>23045049It's kind of hard to conduct a therapy on a bunch of reality bending teenagers
>>23045071She's not quite dead!She's just...corporeally challenged.
>>23045071>because green's dead.Not dead enough yet, motherfucker.
>>23045099YouI like your style
>>23045116But Deculture is Kawamori so yeah
>>23045049>Unhappy Girls that are approached by a magical spacecat and tricked into making a wish fueled by their own karma that will ultimately fuck them over and turn into lovecraftian monstrosities are in fact unhappy and need help.WHO.WOULD.HAVE.KNOWN.
>>23045090It's not difficult. First, put them in an antimagic room.......
>>23045135>Kawamori>google>wikipedia>Ghost in the ShellNOT DEAD ENOUGH YET MOTHERFUCKERWE CAN REBUILD HERWE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY
>>23045147... soak their Soul Gems in Kong Whiskey for a few days ..
>>23045147Which has been established to make them thoroughly uncomfortable. Sounds like a great start to a therapy session.
>>23045167I guess someone's never heard of electro shock therapy.Some things need to be ironed out. By force if necessary.
>>23045161The thing is, in ALL Kawamori works, whoever has green hair is bound for bad end.This is known. Ask /m/. Or even /a/>>23045147This is plenty hard alone
is, is this what healing feels like?
>>23045281You know that feel, when you burn your hand and the sting fades and you put cool water on it and it's pleasantly cool?And then you wait ten minutes and it really starts to burn like fuck?We're at the cool water stage.
>>23045281That still ain't no healing
>>23045281>>23045298>>23045300You have to be hurt before you can be healed.
>>23045337...they said after the torture, before they capped you in the back of the head.
>>23045337Now that was needlessly ominous
>>23045298>>23045300>>23045337my day off suddenly got a whole lot more depressing.>Decu please.
>>23045281Yep. Healing-writing at its best. I feel so happy inside already.
You guys should try play Narcissu.
>>23045441I don't give a fuck about that. I DO give a fuck about this. Go away and find me my happy ending.
>>23045362>needlesslyNo, no, I think it perfectly fits the mood.We want for salvation, we hope against hope that Midori will come out of this and despite being battered and injured, alive and able to finish her manga series. But there's still a part of us that whispers "No hope."
>>23044913Thirding or fourthing this. Also, QB seems to have given Chiaki some Incubator or "admin" privileges as far as the attunement is concerned (remote kill, taking control, etc.). Perhaps something can be done with that?
>>23045514sure, if they they were even in one piece they might have a chance to remote-kill Midori before she can sacrifice herself.
>>23045461>But there's still a part of us that whispers "No hope."It's not "No hope." It's "It's a shame we couldn't have done more. There was so much else that could have been done."
>>23045525I meant something more along the lines of possibly using Chiaki's soul gem as a new anchor for Midori's soul, or perhaps even the remote possibility of forming a new soul gem. Besides, Madoka seems to have a firm grasp of what Incubator magic/tech can do. She may be able to do crazy shit with it, as long as she knows what tools she has at her disposal.
>>23045461NO NO NORAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHTDO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
>>23045617This is someone who's read all our novels and ripped out Chiaki's heart on the plane (or didn't, I forget) after reading Midori's novels. She knows all about everything there.I think she would have at least *tried* to saved Midori if she wanted to. At this point, either she's unable or unwilling to save Midori, and is now intending to save Chiaki.
>>23045655Or it could be because Midori told her to save Chiaki instead.
ButWe did good, right? We did so much. We were even called the bravest. And they were crying over us.So we did good, right?We can rest for a while now, right?We... I mean, everything has Its deadline
>>23045698>going gentlyEven a soldier with only half a pint of blood in his veins can still pull the pins on his grenades.
>>23045698Don't use the 'd' word.Let's...let's just call it hamburger time.
>>23045698We can do more
If we actually get out of this mess and still have a surviving POV character, do you know what we need to do?Jyubei. This entire mess was his fault to begin with. LET'S FUCK HIM UP.
>>23045691Are you really going to say Midori's going to say "no, I changed my mind, I want to live, save me, don't save Homura"?I mean, you can if you want. It's up to you. I think that Midori would be ok with this sort of passing death. She wouldn't be able to live with herself knowing she'd sacrificed the person she loves for her own life.Midori would die when Chiaki dies anyway due to the bonding.
>>23045691>Midori told her to save Chiaki instead.Instead of, you know, trying to work out a third option that allows us to come out alive; maybe not whole, but at least alive.>>23045698We could have prevented this.
>>23045725No I'm saying the reason Madoka is saving Chiaki and not Midori is because Midori told her to, as expected of Midori
>>23045655Something tells me that Faust played a trick on Godoka and forced her to rip Chiaki's heart out.
>>23045733No.YOU could have. I was at work when you all fucked this up in the last thread.What the FUCK were you faggots thinking?! I know that at least a few of the fuckheads who voted for that option are around right now.EXPLAIN YOURSELVES!
I say we trust in Madokami. Yeah, the outlook seems pretty grim at the moment, but there's still hope.I mean, literally. The very avatar of hope itself is sharing our soul gem right now. Are we really going to just throw up our hands in despair?
>>23045742So... what? Are you saying godoka knows of a way to save Midori AND Chiaki and INSTEAD goes through with a method that gets Midori killed and saves Chiaki?If that's the case, we're just dealing with Faust, in which we're screwed anyway.
>>23045767But Anon, we have to yell and blame each other for things and be assholes.
>>23045758I went to bed before the 'get fucked' vote happened.In retrospect I don't think anything else we would have tried would have ended much better. Endgame Homerun is angry and powerful at a level far beyond our ability to influence.
>>23045767Her usual job consists of shattering soul gems before they turn into witches.I'M PRETTY CONCERNED
>>23045781Are you being intentionally obtuse?
>>23045725Things aren't going to be real great on Chiaki's end of the attunement either, if Midori passes on. From the QB flashback, it seems to take a heavy toll on the surviving party.
>>23045767No, because I'm going to help Midori help herself, not depend on the whims of a goddess who kills Magical Girls before they turn into witches, instead of giving them a way to siphon off their corruption and retire.
>>23045758I was just getting up after having only two hours of sleep. If I was functioning coherently, I would have asked about the rain.
>>23045832>DecultrueYOU HAD ONE JOBAND YOU BLEW IT
>>23045823Well in the QB flashback, he was talking about a two way attunement. The one midori has is one way. I suppose Midori would be the one taking a heavy toll if Chiaki died
>>23045742>as expected of MidoriMore, as expected of an Eversor.Not as what a Callidus would do, which is to have plans within plans, and have a way out.
>>23045832>DecultrueYa blew It
>>23045832faaaaaaaaaagNow he won't appear immediately.
Still, with all things being horrible, the least we could do is ask Madoka to see about dragging Malal back into the world of the living, kicking and screaming.Kharn's going to need someone to help out around Siberia while she puts her arm back on.
>>23045880Admittedly, Midori is a pretty crap callidus."Yes, let's put our target in a nightmare instead of just hiding everything from her vision. And then get our legs shot of.
>>23045758I voted for it, at least in spirit, and I still think if handled differently it would have been a great choice. I was hoping for a leadup rant ending with "If you think I've gone through all this just to have you undo it all, you can get fucked, Sempai," or something of that nature, but that's not the way Deculture took it and there's no point in bitching about it now.I still stand by it, too, whether Midori lives or dies (And she's not dead yet, but everybody's given up hope already, so she may as well already be). Midori standing up to Ribbonhomu shows character growth. This whole sidestory has been more or less a huge celebration of just how much Midori has grown as a character, and this is the climax. Midori suddenly going psychic assassin and going toe to toe with fully-powered murderface wouldn't have been in keeping with her character development; having the balls to stand up to murderface and tell her to solve her shit when she's being a self-destructive idiot is.
>>23045951Who says Kharn is even alive anymore? Last we saw she was bleeding out.
>>23045981Not dead yet = Alive
>>23045968>but everybody's given up hope already, so she may as well already beGETWRECKEDYOU QUITTER
>>23045961This seems more like a limitation of her abilities than a specific tactical failing. It also would have worked perfectly if not for the interference of an EVIL GOD.
>>23045968We haven't given up yet. We're considering our options and waiting for decu.
>>23045966>worst quest when there's a strike witches quest here1/10 try harder
>>23046020He probably forgot about them griefseeds and now has to rewrite everything now that somebody pointed them out
>>23046042SWQ is great, fuck you.
Fuck it I'm trying againNyan Nyan
>>23046050Its either that or he is writing a very large muti-part because he wants to wrap it up before he gets too tired.
>>23046063What kind of a gay-ass summoning is that anyway? How the fuck did you think it up?
>>23046042Arguably, original SW quest was pretty fucking baller until the dogfighting stopped for the sake of 15 threads of comedy hijinks.But still, the war stuff is still pretty great.Dunno about others
>>23046020i still think Midori can pull through and save everybody, but probably not without some serious damage to herself, physically and mentally.
>>23046050I hope that is the case. Miscellaneous items packed away in afterthought can be useful, not unlike canteens of holy water.
>>23046086Oh god just stop, this is embarassing
>>23045991>>23046020When people start saying "We could have prevented this" and "This is all X's fault, what a fuckup" it usually shows a general lack of faith. Keep in mind that Deculture himself hinted that it's still possible to save Midori at the end of the last thread. AFTER everything went to hell. everybody needs to shut the fuck up, quit bitching, and enjoy the quest, regardless of what happens.
>>23046100You've never watched Macross? Where Deculture gets his handle from?
>>23046116I don't think said that. I think what he said was "Anything is possible if you still have faith" or something
>>23046075http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wieStI7kN-IIt's from Macross
>>23046125I do watched Macross.This doesn't change the fact that this all summon thing is pure faggotry. It was fun the first two times but enough is enough
>>23046136exactly. His response to the question "Is is possible for Midori to make it out alive" was "anything is possible if you still have faith." And yet this entire thread has been people bitching and complaining, blaming the people who suggested the course of action that the quest runner went with for something that hasn't even happened yet.
>>23044872 >>23044884 >>23044913You couldn't resist asking those questions. You're not sure just how much time you have left or if she'll even give you a proper answer, but you had to ask. It's...it's not like you have anything left to lose, anyway, right?Madoka's smile falters, just a tiny bit, but she gives you a nod and turns towards what's left of the shy, stuttering girl you rescued from the school. "I...I gave her peace, first of all. She was in a lot of pain, but she's alright now. Then I simply took what we needed to make Chiaki-san whole again. That leaves three other pieces for us to take. After that, I'll take what's left of us, and use it to fuse them all together." She clasps her hands, as if to demonstrate. "And everything else will work themselves out!"Is...is she always positive about this sort of thing? A-anyway, about her...what happened to her? Who's Faust? Why is she doing this to Chiaki?"Faust is...me," Madoka says after a moment, wincing again. "She's a part of Kaname Madoka as the one standing in front of you now. Faust is not supposed to exist, my wish should've taken care of that, but...something Homura-chan did, o-or tried to do, made her possible. What she did, I'm still not sure of, but..." She shakes her head mournfully. "Faust was once just something I used to dream about. Now, she's all but taken over, and I have to ask other Magical Girls to help me manifest sometimes. Like what we're doing now. So Homura-chan must've done something really, really bad for things to get to this state."She lets out a sigh. "Well, she wants to kill Chiaki-san, because she reminds Faust so much of the Homura-chan that started all this. But Faust won't do it right away, even though she could just as easily shatter Chiaki-san's soul gem with a thought. Faust wants her to suffer, to think that she's got a chance. And then..." Madoka spreads her hands, an expression of utter helplessness on her face.[1/2]
>>23046155And you being a wet blanket is also pure faggotry.This is the arse end of the internet. We all checked our dignity at the door.
>>23046155Kinda have to agree with this guy. It's a little tired after the first time it shows up in a thread, if that.
>>23046155Less faggotry than arguing about which quest thread is the worst or whether we are fucked or not and whose fault it is.Plus sometimes it works.
>>23046187Or we can, you know.Discuss the choices and wait for Deculture.
>>23046183>"Well, she wants to kill Chiaki-san, because she reminds Faust so much of the Homura-chan that started all this. But Faust won't do it right away, even though she could just as easily shatter Chiaki-san's soul gem with a thought. Faust wants her to suffer, to think that she's got a chance. And then..." I bet you Pinky supporters feel silly now.... then again. You might not.
>>23046218Everything we could discuss has been discussed at least eight times already.
>>23046218He's clearly playing along with it.
>After that, I'll take what's left of us, and use it to fuse them all together.Well shit.
>>23046227>I bet you Pinky supporters feel silly now.... then again. You might not.Oh, like you've never wanted to bring about the agonised suffering and eventual death of your loved one.As long as the majority doesn't *actually do that* it's ok.
>>23046243>implying this won't make midori and madoka Chikai's personas
>>23046176Am I the only one who saw that "Anything is possible if you still have faith" answer to that question as suspiciously like the answer Kyubey gave about saving Sayaka?
Guys.I think we know what spirit's going to inhabit the Golden Deagle now.
>>23046256Because she isn't insane enough right?
>>23046256>Persona + MadokaI am somewhat amused. Chikai has been working on her social links too..
>>23046183>Faust wants her to suffer, to think that she's got a chance. And then..."
>>23046183Come on, being able to use Grief Seeds as a way to save Midori!I still believe!
>>23046183What about the Golden Weapons, then...? Why is she passing them around?"They're actually my idea," Madoka manages a smile, brittle and prideful at the same time. "I...I know, they're horrible, but I've put nearly everything I had left into each of them." The smile falters again. "The rest, I've used up in tricking Faust into believing that it was her idea in the first place, and whoever has the entire set would be able to become powerful enough to be a fun challenge. If Chiaki-san manages to get all of them, she'd be able to...end the cycle and turn everything back the way they're supposed to."But...but isn't that way a bit...convoluted? What if Chiaki didn't stumble upon them as planned? What about the other girls who got the weapons? Couldn't she have done something else a bit more direct?"I couldn't have done anything else, not without Faust finding out," Madoka shakes her head. "B-but I have friends, friends that I could still talk to from time to time, who were kind enough to volunteer, to help Chiaki-san along." She turns to look at Malal, who had just slammed her helmed forehead into the shrieking face of one of the shadows. "Friends are important, you know."You nod at this, a bit dumbly. It's all a bit too much to take, but...you understand somehow. Yes.One last thing, though. Madoka's using your soul gem as a temporary soul gem for herself; can you use the two grief seeds in her left pocket as a safety valve? Just to take away some of the stress so hopefully all of you can all come out of this alive? "Grief seeds?" Madoka echoes, before blinking, and nodding. "O-oh! Yes, that would be good! I...I think I have them here, already...!" She pats the pockets of her voluminous skirt, before withdrawing the metal case containing the grief seeds from one of them. "I was wondering what this was...! Gosh, I haven't seen one of these in ages...!"...No Grief Seeds? But--[2/3]
>>23046256>implying we won't punch everyone we possibly can until we find out how we can give Midori a new bodyAnd if it can't be done, well, at least we took care of our frustration by punching everyone we could along the way.>>23046263There's faith, and then there's GODOKA HERSELF showing up to help fix things. Sure, she's not at max power, but if you need a miracle, Godoka's the best person to ask.
>>23046303"O-oh, um, that was kind of my wish in the first place," Madoka smiles sheepishly. "No more Witches. No more grief seeds. Just...demons, I suppose, although they're that not much of an improvement."Demons. Well, yes, they don't exactly sound like something you'd prefer over Witches."I know, right? Why couldn't it have been Incubators instead?"Well. Now that's something to think about. Kyuubey was nice and all, but you wouldn't mind having a go at Juubey yourself. "Ah, he's a naughty one, but you should've met the old Kyuubey." Madoka makes a face. "Little bastard cat--" She starts to snap, but stops a little too late, cheeks reddening. "U-um, I meant, a horrid little thing!"You would have laughed, if you still had working lungs.It's then that another sound robs your attention. It's the other Homura - the one with the wings of pure hatred - screaming wordless hate as both the armored fragment and Chiaki herself tried their level best to kill her. A single downbeat of her massive golden wings sending Chiaki sprawling, while the armored one only leaned forward, a leopard-wet roar rumbling from her throat as she defied the buffeting wind. The purple flame in her eye blazing, she flings herself at the winged girl, only to be smashed aside by one of the shadows bearing a golden hammer. She hits the ground hard in a crash of metal...and doesn't get up."...Oh, dear. I...I think we should go to her. She won't last much longer." Madoka says. "Midori, come with me, please. I think she'll react violently if she saw me..."How do you react?
>>23046334Go with her, of course. The faster we move the higher our chances of pulling this off.
>>23046334Nervous swallow, "Let's do it."
>>23046334Okay let's goHow will we get the last fragment though? The winged one looks like she will win
>>23046334"Well I ended up like this because of her. Lets help her. She must be in a lot of pain right now"
>>23046334There ain't no rest for the wicked.Sure, It's not like we're in place to suddenly shit on her
>>23046334"How are we going to stop the winged Homura? Won't we need armored Homura for that?"Alright. But don't forget about the Grief Seeds!"
>>23046334Have to go with the plan.Madoka has one. I don't see what else Midori can do.
>>23046334[x]"...Well, there's nothing for it. Magical Midori, and her new friend, here to save the day! Right?"It's time to go.
>>23046334go with her and soothe the, again, angry fragment.Sempai, i'm not gone yet, i'm going to keep my promise!
>>23046334Go with that.>>23046376>>23046376>>23046376>>23046376
>>23046376This sounds good.
>>23046334Swallow all fear, and nod. We're the bravest magical girl ever, right?
>>23046334>"...Oh, dear. I...I think we should go to her. She won't last much longer."This is fucked. That was our tank and DPS in one. Rouse her up, otherwise Tiny Pete alone won't be able to cut it while also protecting Midori's body.
>>23046363This. Let's do this thang.
>>23046415This is perfect.
>>23046334[x] Go along with Madokas Plan"Madoka-san.. So.. you wished for Witches to disappear? A-And it worked? What did Ch-I mean, Akemi Homura-san wish for, then? Do you know what her wish was? She was such an innocent and shy girl when I met her past self her. How did she become like this?!"[x] Point at Ribbon-Homu
>>23046334[x}Apparently we'll be visible now, at least to our opponent, so what we're going to do is to try and Newtype Convince Wing Homura to stop being such a goddamn violent moron. This time, with kindness instead of badassery.
>>23043227>Is Decu a healing type writer?I hereby christen him Decubutcher.
>>23046376>>23046334And don't forget about the hypo-gun!Even if Midori is incorporeal, Madoka might be able to move or affect physical objects. Wing-Homura won't be expecting an injection to the back of her head when all of the other Homura's are in front of her.
>>23043227>>23046510>>23046510What? You guys don`t feel healed like the rest of us? Because I`ve got plenty of healing today.
>>23046510Doesn't sound as snazzy as Urobutcher, but I suppose it works. Also, she's not dead yet. Still waiting on a miracle here.
>>23046531Wing Homura might have some pretty fast reflexes, though. She's a really tough combat-type, after all.
>>23046595Is healing what they call wanting everything to end but knowing it's only going to get worse?Because if it is I totally feel it.
>>23046363I'll second this.
>>23046596Draw more.Perhaps tribute will please Decu enough to spare the Green Goddess.
>>23046596Spoilers: the miracle never happencaptcha: errors dsOffam
>>23046334We'll follow her, of course. It's the natural thing to do.
>>23046595Look on the bright side! So long as Tiny Pete survives, we'll have someone to carry Midori's soul gem to safety! Sure, we may never see her bountiful breasts again, but it's better than nothing.
>>23046596>>23046627Yeah, draw more. I drew something for today's thread already, why haven't you?
>>23046745I still CANT FUCKING BELIEVE that Midori is supposed to have bigger teats than Mami. I mean fuck, she must have DD-cup or something. She must turn heads wherever she goes just because her shirt tents out so much, not to mention the jiggling whenever she's wearing anything but a sports bra.
>>23046745But if Midori loses her breasts, then that means that Mami(or Kharn, if she beats the odds and lives) can seduce away Murderface with ease!
>>23046783Only one answer
>>23046745But a world without that bounty is a world not worth living in.Mami-class mammies are a rare and treasured resource!
>>23046783That's bigger than Kharn, isn't it?
>>23046783i've seen a chart which puts Kyoko as having the largest chest (by a small margin) i can't seem to find it though
>>23046783She specializes in illusions, anon. It would take no effort at all to make her breasts seem much smaller than they really are, meaning that only we would know the truth about them.
>>23046783I think Decu made a text chart at some point about cup size, and Midori was actually behind Mami in size. I'll bet the crew was just trying to stroke her confidence. And Mami's not even really all that huge, unless you get into more fetishy art.
>>23046812>>23046818>>23046844>implying I don't like it>implying I'm not loving itI just haven't seen it visualized at all, the artists here generally draw her with average ones. I'd like to see something by those guys that can really show the difference. Go and draw some tits you faggots.
>>23046818I remember the chart was basically Kharn, Mami, Midori, then I think Sayaka but who cares about her.
>>23046844I have a package for you, sir.
>>23046866It seems to me the likelihood of doing something stupid in this quest raises with cup size.
>>23046884What's that weird extra part near the upper-leftmust be a reject
>>23046884When I thought I was going to get to see Mami's box, that's not what I had in mind
>>23046776I'm at work? And I did do a silly drawing last night
>>23046887Eh, no. That's only Kharn, and only because she's specifically the kind that takes her own twisted version of honour too seriously.
>>23046866This version of Sayaka is worth being cared for.
>>23047016Nah she is still a raging bitchKyouko liking her is enough reason to care about keeping her around though since we like this Kyouko
>>23047067Are you implying the original Kyouko is nor worth caring about?
>>23047089GET BACK TO WORK
>>23046952Ugh. Why do people say that Kharn is being a retard?
>>23047109Because Kharn is being a retard.
>>23047082Not at all but this one is even better than original Kyouko I was only implying we care about Sayaka because we care about Kyouko
>>23047109Kharn is too orky for this world.
going from sad and depressed to breasts in no time.i feel better already.>>23047089i refuse to believe that was real.>deleting it is making me suspicious though.
>>23047112>Because Kharn was being a retard.She's facedown in the mud and missing an arm.I think she's done being a retard for now.Souji will be making sure of that.
>>23047109Think about It.Everything that girl does, It ends in pain and destruction.EVERYTHING
>>23047131>i refuse to believe that was real.shit, what did I miss?
>>23047137Well, yes. She isn't NOW.But she WAS, earlier.
>>23047162oh wait nvm
>>23047082Nah, she was cool. But we could've made MGNQ Sayaka not a bitch had we tried harder.But back then we were trying to save the I girl boat from the desperate situation the 'LICK THE SOULGEM' crowd put us into... and failed.
>>23047162Tried to stir some shit. Forget about It
>>23047109Kharn has been wandering through the barrier stirring shit wherever she could just because she thinks it will make Pinky like her. This would be tolerable if she didn't try to start shit with US, then get her shit slapped both by Midori and Ribbonhomu as a result.
>>23047137She will be done when Chiaki punches her in the fucking face because Midori died thanks to her "Hurr hurr hurr Blessed Lady!"
>>23047179To be fair, trying to earn the favour of the patron goddess of Magical Girls sounds like a good idea.Plus she's mentally damaged and she might've been more than a little warped by her experience with Ahriman and whatever happened to make her retire.
>>23047192Kharn being retarded is tangentially related to Midori's death at best.
>>23047192Slow down, man! Midori will be dead when her soul gem is dust! Don't give up hope just yet, not when we've got Madokami helping her!
>>23047203In short, I'm saying that Kharn is insane, not retarded.
>>23047291She's not insane, just dumb.Always was. She's literally too orky for the safety of this world
>>23046360 >>23046376Of course you'll follow her, but...what about about the winged Homura? She'll need to be brought down, and from the looks of things only the armored fragment could even hope to touch it--Madoka blinks at you, before shaking her head, a small smile on her face. "Who do you think you're talking to? I know I'm not at one hundred percent, but I've got a few tricks up my sleeves." She looks at her hands as she leads you through the battlefield. "Well, no, I don't have sleeves, but--"Alright, alright. Maybe she does have a plan. Just so long as she doesn't forget about the grief seeds!"I won't! They're going to be a lot of help later, really! Let's just-- oh, oh my--"Madoka stops in her tracks, and you very nearly bump into her as the gigantic bulk of Tiny Pete - still cradling the fragile, broken thing protectively in its thickly-armored hand - charges past you in a lumbering run, smashing itself head-on into that tall, armored shadow that had wielded the golden hammer with such deadly efficiency. There's a wet, sickening crunch as one of the automaton's tusks gores straight through the shadow's torso - but Tiny Pete isn't finished, not yet by the looks of things. The twitching corpse is flung to the ground with a jerk of the elephantine helm, the shadow sliding off the tusk it's impaled on with a liquid ease - before being crushed into a bloody smear into the ground by Tiny Pete's gargantuan boot."Where did Homura-cha--er, Chiaki-san get that, I wonder?" Madoka wonders, eyes wide as Tiny Pete disengaged the spent autocannon from his arm - the barrels half-melted, fused together by overuse - before reaching down and grabbing the golden hammer left by the shadow he'd just murdered. "It always surprises me what sort of things she can pull out of her Shield! Reminds me of a girl I met, once, but she had a bag instead!"[1/2]
>>23047401If she was actually dumb, she wouldn't have gotten into the position of Warmaster.
>>23047464But that's the curious part. She theoretically was too dumb for being Warmaster but a Warmaster title is granted for the strongest, not the brightest.That's why she had Malal
>>23047438>Reminds me of a girl I met, once, but she had a bag instead!I feel like I should know who this is referring to, but I can't quite place it...
>>23047523I don't get why she's judged as so strong anyway. I mean yeah she mauls people with a huge sword or chainaxes but if I had to bet between her and a fiddie squad I'd put my money on the fiddie erry time.
>>23047568>WHO CARES WHAT IT REFERENCES, GET IN THE BAG!
>>23047599If she not strong then there's literally no reason to promote someone like Kharn as a fucking second in command.
>>23047438Well, you don't know about that. But a bag, eh? That doesn't sound as cool as your sempai's Shield, if you'll be honest."It's not as cool, I suppose, but it's certainly stylish!" Madoka smiles, leading you carefully past Chiaki, who seemed to be trying to rouse Kharn by kicking her a couple of times, and kicking a bit more when the former Warmaster didn't move. Covering the prone Russian with the golden Desert Eagle, firing blindly at the winged Homura's direction. Spitting epithets and curses with every shot."Homura-chan's always had a temper, so I suppose it's a relief it hasn't changed a bit here," Madoka murmurs, before turning to nod at you. "Um. Midori-chan, if you will." She gestures to the armored fragment lying on the ground in front of the both of you. "You're...you're the person she wants to see now, more than ever. Not me." She shakes her head, a sad smile on her face. "And call her Chiaki."You take a step towards the fragment, before turning towards Madoka. Is she...?"She is." Madoka nods grimly her smile gone, lips pressed into a tight line. "She's...been fighting a long while, Midori-chan. She needs her rest, too."A few more steps, and you finally come to the heap of twisted, blackened metal and burning rage that is the armored fragment. Facedown in the dirt, she is motionless, seemingly not even breathing. You kneel down beside her, in the ever-expanding pool of blood blossoming underneath the fragment, and the moment you touch her armor is the moment you hear her stilting, broken words flicker weakly in your mind.+ no no must get up have to fight couldn't protect midori must have revenge please let me get up please +A string of words, almost melding together into one desperate incantation. Or a prayer.You have just enough to pulse a reply to her. What would it be?
>>23047627It was funny in the thread where it came from.Not so much when you try to inject it everywhere possible.
>>23047655I guess you're right, it's not like Magical Girls measure up to proper military anyway.
>>23047659"It's okay. I'm safe. You can rest now."
>>23047599In this version of Meduca, even the weakest magical girls are still a lot more powerful than the strongest normal humans.
>>23047659+ I'm here, Chiaki-sempai. Let me help you up. +
>>23047659"You've been fighting long enough, Sempai. You can rest now."
>>23047659"Shhh. ...It's okay, you did all you could. You can rest now, Chiaki-senpai..."we valkyrie now
>>23047659I'm here Chiaki.You did your part. Now come with me, we're nearing the end of this chapter
>>23047659+We're not done yet, Chiaki-sempai. Come with me.+
>>23047659Seconding some variant of >>23047708>>23047733>>23047739
>>23047659Shh, you have done well, senpai. For the longest time you have fought alone, now you can finally rest. Leave the rest to us.
>>23047659"Shh, no dreams. Only tears now."
>>23047659>>23047659"Thank you... Thank you... Please, you've done enough. I don't want this. Please get some rest. I'll be waiting when you wake up. "
>>23047794I prefer this one
Alright, I think I'm tapped out! Sorry for all the postponements, work really did a number on me this week. But I'll run a thread tomorrow night, same time as this thread, to wrap this arc up!Your participation and comments are greatly appreciated! I'll try to answer a few questions before I sleep!
>>23047659I don't suppose it would be possible to work in a Magical Midori hug somehow?
>>23047880Don't wear yourself out too much!
>>23047880On a scale of 1 to Completely Fucked, how dead is Midori?
>>23047739We are indeed valkyrie now.I can't believe I drew and posted this a few hours before Midori died. It was prophetic fanart.
Okay, now that this thread is over, time to psyche you up for the next one!>surrendering>again+We're not done here. Your sins are not paid for. Come with me. Purgatory isn't over just yet.+That's what we're going to say. You know why?WE HAVE NOTCOME THIS FARTO DIE NOWAND NEITHER HAVE YOU
>>23047659+Come on, Chiaki-sempai. Let me help. Time to get up, we've got two more of you to get.+
>>23047880Is Pinky going to show up again any time soon?
>>23047880Is Midori's fate set in stone now?
>>23047880>Thread at same time tomorrow...Well, I don't generally get up early on Saturdays, but I suppose I might make an exception this once.Loving your work, as always! You've really got me on the edge of my seat with this arc.
>>23047881It can be done!>>23047888I won't, haha!>>23047901On a scale of 1 to Completely Fucked, probably a five!>>23047926Hahaha, well, she's with you right now, but she's in one of her 'good' days!>>23047929What you believe you can achieve!>>23047964Ah, thank you! I'm sorry for all the delays, really, but sometimes the words just can't come out right D: Thank you for your participation!
Is anyone going to notice how Chiaki has her shield in the opposite arm as to Homura?
>>23047914>>23047914>>23047914>>23047914KEEP THIS IN MINDYOU NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET
>>23048024>On a scale of 1 to Completely Fucked, probably a five!That actually doesn't sound too bad. Certainly more optimistic than most people in this thread have been assuming.
this is not the end for Midori, no, her wonderful story is just beginning!>i believe!
>>23047907Can you repost the fanart?
>>23047914But we're supposed to be encouraging the fragments to "let go" So that Madokami can fuse them before Faust takes over again. This is what Malal kept hinting at. If we encourage her to keep fighting, then that just gives Faust more time to become the dominant personality again.
I don't want to go back to Chiaki's POV.I feel closer to Midori's character than I ever did to Chiaki's.I can't be the only one
>>23048126Midori...reacts to things a lot more like I would, so it's easy to connect with her. But I think Chiaki will be interesting to see, once she's got all of her mind in place, finally.Along with Midori's.
>>23048126I kind of get where you're coming from, but that might have more to do with the fact that I'm more like Midori than Chiaki IRL and thus can identify with her character more.However, it really wouldn't be right not to go back to Chiaki's PoV. She is the main heroine of the quest, after all.
>>23048024>What you believe you can achieve!SO STOP WITH THE FUCKING DOOM AND GLOOM, SHITLORDS.
>>23048024You're the best, Deculture.
>>23048067Mahou shoujo don't die until their soul gems are destroyed. Midori's soul gem isn't destroyed, so she's still got a very solid chance of survival, especially since it's in Madokami's hands rather than just rolling around on the ground where it can get stepped on. Though, she doesn't have her body at the moment, so she can't PHYSICALLY do anything, which puts her score a bit higher on the "fucked" scale.
>>23048126Midori is the best but I wouldn't mind getting back to Chiaki's POV either.
>>23048110No, you don't get my reference. The image I posted should have given you a hint but I guess no one but me played that game.Sure, she's going to die. We all know that. It's right that way. But she needs to earn it first and chip in where she's needed the most and where she can do her best: stabbing Homura in the back now she's sure Insane Chiaki is down.Purgatory is earning your Heaven, and if this barrier is not Chiakis personal little purgatory then I don't know what it is.
>>23048210>Believing GM>everYou're such a good player, anon-kun. I wish I had you in my group
>>23048268What you are saying is in no way related to that game. Walker didn't earn shit he was just an idiot.
>>23048159Personally I'm curious to see how much of the events in this barrier that Chiaki will remember, and how it affects her. All three of the non-insane fragments seemed a lot warmer and more loving than murderface did.
>>23047661The only thing injected here is your assumption I'm the OP of that thread.NOW GET IN THE BAG
>>23048277I just want people to stop being asshats and screaming about how their story is ruined forever, or that the opposition is trolls, or BUT MUH DOKAS
>>23048283Okay, this time the insanity defence is true.It was even revealed that Walker was suffering from PTSD due to that incident in the backstory where he nearly died. This situation just made him go off the deep end.
>>23047880>Run a thread tomorrow nightSee you next week, Decu.
>>23048317When did I ever imply such a thing?All I'm saying is that, while it was certainly funny in the original thread, it's not funny when it's shoved into every other place imaginable, regardless of who's doing the shoving. I don't care if you came up with it originally, contributed to the variations on it in the original thread, or simply heard about it after the fact, the point stands that it's not funny when you try to shove it into every conceivable context.
>>23048330I was more referring to the fact that the devs stated tha a valid interpretation of the game is that Walker only lived till the helicopter sequence you get to play as an intro and that everything after that is him reliving the things he did in Dubai and even going further than the moment he died until he reaches the tower and Konrad and his failures are unraveled before him. It was all his personal purgatory, only what happened to the helo crash really happened (but offscreen anyway, so you can't really tell what was true and what wasn't anyway. This is evidenced by you seeing gigantic Konrad posters as early as Chapter One scattered over the city which could never have existed in the first place.
>>23048399I'm serious! :'D
>>23048409If a meguca with a magic murder bag isn't the right situation to make that joke, then when the fuck is?Stop being such a sperglord and GET INTHEBAG!
>>23048519It isn't even a joke, it's just a reference, and an incredibly hamfisted one at that. Please stop.
>>23048451Are we close to the end?
>>23048625I don't even know what this discussion is on about but you sound like you're a maximum nofunallowed person. If he wants to make his joke, no matter how shitty it is, let him. Spend the time you gain by not flaming people scooping the copious amounts of sand out of your vagina.
>>23048672Shouting down forced memes is a time-honored 4chan tradition.
>>23048689Making memes by the space-shuttle load is, too. Your point?
>>23047880>I'll run a thread tomorrow night
REMEMBER DRAWFAGSI WANT TO SEE SOME REAL BOUNCY JUBBLIES THE NEXT TIME AROUNDDEM TITTAYS MUST BE COMPARED AND I DO WANT MIDORI TO OUTMUG MAMI IF JUST FOR THE MADNESS FACTOR
>>23048709Without sufficient shouting-down to keep repetition in check and filter out the chaff, you wind up with a cesspool of repetition where all the humor that may have originally existed in a meme is crushed out by running the joke into the ground, and memes that were never funny in the first place take hold and fester despite having no right to do so.You can't maintain a garden solely by planting seeds. Weeding and pruning are also necessary.
>>23048871>You can't maintain a garden solely by planting seeds. Weeding and pruning are also necessary.Ladies and gentlemen, the most self-centered fag in the entire thread. Who died and made you king? No one but you has a problem with those posts, a few guys even had fun with it. They are not the problem, you are.
>>23049000>wahh my reposted jokes aren't funny>waahh i have no sense of comedic timing and i lack the creativity to come up with new material>waaaahhh anyone who criticizes me is a self-centered fag
>>23049150Autism incarnate, you should become a movie critic.
>>23049000I'm not the only one on /tg/ who objects to overuse of the "GET IN THE BAG" joke. Not even in this thread, for that matter. (Only these are my posts: >>23047661, >>23048409, >>23048689, >>23048871).And regardless, I'm not claiming to be the one true arbiter of good meme use. 4chan is a de facto democracy as far as memes are concerned, where we cast our votes by our responses to the meme. I'm simply voicing my opinion contra this particular use of the joke. Naturally, I think my opinion is correct (otherwise I wouldn't hold it, let alone voice it), but that doesn't mean I'm crowning myself king of all memes. My point with the gardening analogy stands regardless of whether the "gardener" is a single individual or a collective consensus.