Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebin: http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant.A few hours ago, you received a message from Creeper, telling you to show up tonight, at 7 PM, and to bring Laura with you. And, just like that, your otherwise inoffensive day is pretty much ruined. Your knuckles still sting. You shuffle back into the apartment, dumping your provisions in the corridor, where the draft will keep them cool – it doesn’t occur to you that nothing in there has a particular need to stay frozen. Your brain is elsewhere. You should never have gotten involved in all this. You should have scrapped together some money and paid Creeper back. You definitely shouldn’t have stolen for him. It feels… you feel like you’re digging your way out of some underworld, but one look back, one bite off death’s table, and you’re back where you started. This whole thing was a bad– “You left in a hurry.” Layla is sitting on the mattress, munching her way through a packet of potato chips. You nod dumbly in her direction, that being just about the only acknowledgement you can muster right now. Noriko is lying with her head in Layla’s lap – it’s only been a few days since she went cold turkey, and you suspect she’s still not quite 100%. Laura’s still snoring on the couch. You don’t see Gaby or Kevin anywhere.“You alright?” Layla pauses between bites. “You look kinda pale.”>Current Funds: $190.06>Present Time: 11:02 AM>Hunger Level: 1>[ ] Wake up Laura.>[ ] Tell her what happened.>[ ] Brush it off. >[ ] Ask where Gaby is.>[ ] Write in.
>>29024065>>[ ] Wake up Laura.>>[ ] Tell her what happened.
>>29024065>>[ ] Wake up Laura.>>[ ] Tell her what happened.>>[ ] Ask where Gaby is.
>>29024065>[ ] Wake up Laura.Also: Due to the existence of superheroes, mutants and aliens, what movies, books, tv shows, etc. have been changed? Or how are they different in this universe?
Rolled 80>>29024065>>[ ] Wake up Laura.>>[ ] Tell her what happened.>[ ] Ask where Gaby is.
>>29024065>[ ] Wake up Laura.>[ ] Tell her what happened.>[ ] Ask where Gaby is.
>>29024065>[ ] Tell her what happened.Let's not wake her up just yet
I just got into these threads at around the 30 mark, could I get the run down on Creeper?Mutations, exactly whats the story between the two of them. How we got away.
>>29024117they make superheroes more regularly.a Cap America flick gets turned out every yearThor movie coming soon (Hemsworth's and Thor's wrap party made international news)Matt Murdock is getting a film over the ridiculous accusation that he's Daredevil ordeal. starring Michael Fassbender as Murdock and Simon "Wonder Man" Williams as Daredevil
>>29024223Creeper has the same level of invisibility as we currently have and is a drug lord under kingpinhes called creeper for a reasonWe also used to work for him
>>29024228I mean how are tv shows that exist in the real world different with the advent of superheroes and mutants.
>>29024223Why wouldn't you read the backlog first?Go read the backlog.
>>29024223Read it here: suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+quest
>>29024264I dunno ...Sheldon wears a Captain America shirt when he says Barzoople.>>29024223first appearance in thread 3first meeting creeper in a flashback in thread 19you really should consider just reading the archive sometime though.just saying
>>29024287Not that anon, but some folks want to hop in while its active and be able to participate before they know every bit of the story so far. It's a fair question if that is what they are trying to do.
>>29024327>first meeting creeper in a flashback in thread 19my mistake, it was thread #20>>29024378>>29024262Creeper's power is a little different. not so much invisibility as you just don't notice him. Imperceptibility, he can still show up on camera etc.he also does cocaine and does not respect personal space.
>[X] Wake up Laura.>[X] Tell her what happened.>[X] Ask where Gaby is.“I’m…” You swallow. Where are Gaby and Kevin? “I’m fine. I just… there’s just a bit of a problem. With Creeper.” Right. Right. Kevin said he was gonna go look for some stuff he could practice on. So… “Where’s Gaby, Layla?” Her eyes follow you across the room as you trudge over to Laura’s side. You guess you don’t hide your anxiety all too well. “Uh… she Kevin called her on Nori’s phone. She went out to meet him or something. I think he said he’d be back in, like, an hour?” Okay. You kneel down beside Laura, a little wary of disturbing her. You don’t see her sleep like this often – it almost seems a shame to wake her. Current events, however, trump beauty sleep, and you reach out, shaking her shoulder as gently as you can. Soon enough her eyes creak open, pupils wincing at the transition into wakefulness. She stares groggily for a good minute, before finally pulling herself up. “John?” She blinks slowly. “What is the time?” You glance at your watch. “A little past eleven.” Her eyes wander over the room, thoughts circulating behind them. “I see.” “Yeah… uh, I wouldn’t have woken you, but… this is kinda important.” You withdraw the letter and place it on the sofa before her, handling it like some kind of explosive. She stares at it briefly, before looking back up at you. “That shouldn’t be a problem.” What? >[ ] “Of course it’s a problem. You shouldn’t be involved in any of this.”>[ ] “It could be a trap. Your ‘facility’ guys could be waiting.”>[ ] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.” >[ ] Write in.
>>29024438>>[ ] “It could be a trap. Your ‘facility’ guys could be waiting.”>>[ ] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.”
>>29024438>[ ] “It could be a trap. Your ‘facility’ guys could be waiting.”
>>29024117All the Marvel films now have "BASED ON A TRUE STORY" in the trailers.>>29024223Creeper is a mutant drug lord who you used to work for as a mule. His relationship with JJ is rather complicated, so I'd recommend going back and reading his scenes.
>>29024438>>[ ] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.”I doubt mutant supremacist Creeper would work with the Facility let alone talk with them.assuming no deception is at hand...
>>29024065>[ ] Write in1 - if Laura's snoring, she needs more sleep. Give her an hour.2 - To Layla, "No, no I'm really not. But I've worked the worst of it out of my system. I...made a deal, a while ago, to help Kevin and Noriko out...a deal with someone that may as well be my personal devil...anyway, the deal's come due and he's changing the terms last minute to involve Laura and I'm really just not ok with that. But it looks like she needs some more sleep so I guess I'll have to wait to talk to her about this mess."
>>29024438>>[ ] “Of course it’s a problem. You shouldn’t be involved in any of this.”>>[ ] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.”Is it just me, or is option two starting to sound increasingly paranoid?
>>29024514I think she got a summary of our deal since Laura told them about our encounter with Spider-man at Mr Negative's, I assume she told them why we went there in the first place.
>>29024438>>[ ] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.”
>>29024483>All the Marvel films now have "BASED ON A TRUE STORY" in the trailersAnything else? Like the occasional "evil mutant episode" on Law & Order.And are there any movies, shows or books on how people think Spider-Man originated?
>>29024438>[ ] Write in"It might be. He tends to escalate things, so is is probably going to be a much bigger job than the last, and he tends to...sink his claws into the people he wants. I'm not sure if he's planning to use this job or recruit me or you Laura, or to double cross us both, I just know its going to be more than just a job...Man I hope I'm being paranoid right now."
>>29024438>[x] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.” >[x]More importantly, it's not going to be a single job. Creeper wants to own us, to drag me back into that hell. And this time, he wants you too. I don't want to go back to that kind of life, and I'll be damned if I let you go into that hell
>>29024520paranoia is commonplace here on /tg/and imo, the first response sounds hypocritical. we can take on her problems but the second she wants to help out we say no? real proud nobody picked that one, learned from the last time. my muggas
>>29024546Yeah, but I don't think we told her personally and I got here too late to check before writing. And too late to make a difference (still think we should have let Laura sleep some more)....
>>29024627she can still catch a power nap.its not even noon
>>29024582>"evil mutant episode(s)" on Law & OrderThe mutie perp always escapes custody at the end of the second act and gets shot or semi-creatively killed in the third.
>>2902458224 is about bio-terrorists.Most mutants are portrayed in the media by threatening brown foreigners. One particular actor with a unusual bone structure is always typecast in this role because he looks weird. Sometimes gets death threats from mutants, mutie sympathizers, and the general mentally ill people, alike
>[X] “If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.” You screw up your face in uncomprehending, baffled exasperation. Why in god’s name do you even have to be explaining this? Creeper is a bad guy. Being involved with bad guys is not good, as they are bad. It is a thing on the far side of the room from where good is sitting. It might not even be in the same room. It could be all the way down the stairs. That’s how bad Creeper is.“If he wants you to do something, it can’t be good.” Duh. Big duh, perhaps biggest. Laura stares in silence for a moment. Eventually, she speaks up, her tone quiet and level: “And the things he asks of you, they would be ‘good’?”You squirm a little. “No… but that’s different.” She nods. “It is different.” Huh? “You cannot imagine the things I have done, John. A small task on behalf of this man makes little difference to me.” In the background, Layla stares intently at the two of you, the potato chips crunching between her teeth. >[ ] Point out that he’s just going to keep asking for more.>[ ] Point out that you could try to leave the city.>[ ] Point out that you could try to get rid of him somehow.>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.>[ ] Write in.
>>29024681He escapes by hiding his mutant nature, then disappears. But right before the credits he gets killed off in a sort of "Crime doesn't pay" thing.Or he harasses the police and then in the season finale the main loose cannon cop beats him brutally while yelling something along the lines of "YOU DON'T MESS WITH HUMANITY, MUTIE SCUM!"
>>29024582Captain America's pro mutant statements are largely ignored if not outright in his films.Mutants replace Jews on pol maybe?
>>29024761>>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.Let's move this along.
>>29024582Yeah, you get stuff like that. They tend to be met by a surprising amount of complaints from mutie haters and soccer moms, though, who often insist that mutants shouldn't be on TV at all.Peeps on tumblr complain about mutants triggering them.
>>29024438>>[ ] “Of course it’s a problem. You shouldn’t be involved in any of this.”>>[ ] “It could be a trap. Your ‘facility’ guys could be waiting.”
>>29024761>[ ] Point out that he’s just going to keep asking for more.
>>29024761>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.Why the fuck did we say that shit? Damn hypocrites.>>29024770Mutants are created by Jews to act as a scapegoat as well as a means to get everyone militarized and in a constant 1984 style situation.
>>29024761>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.no point in arguing shes coming with us weather we like it or not
Now I want to see an episode of this universes Law & Order.
>>29024761I'm guessing johns finding it hard since hes used to being the one that has to get his hands dirty and not forcing someone else to.
>>29024761>>[ ] Point out that he’s just going to keep asking for more.>>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.Token obvious argument, followed by capitulation.
>>29024761>>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.>However tell her she shouldn't be doing this.
>>29024761>[x] Accept Laura’s point....true. Its just ...last time we got lucky. there are guys a lot stronger and much less nice than Spider-man
>>29024761>>[x] Point out that he’s just going to keep asking for more.>[x] Write in.>Being associated with him is only gonna bring more crap down on the rest of us by being associated with the associator.But you know in a more convincey way, you write something, your good with words.
>>29024761>[ ] Write in."What if he's teamed up with the Facility?"
>>29024842You're making the suggestion.You write something, faggot.
>>29024761it does occur to me thata) if creeper was working with the facility he would have just led them to the scar. I have no doubt they would find us quickly here.b) he could have been talking about the electric girl since he knows her power, but has no idea what laura is capable of.
>>29024761>[x] Point out that he’s just going to keep asking for more.>[x] Write in.'It's not just bonking heads, either. That's the fun part. No, there's much more. There's the guilt of seeing your neighbourhood go to shit because the a-student is now a methhead, or pop-and-mom stores close because of mobs. I've seen firsthand the effect Creeper can have, the damage Jack did. I... I think it has made it worse for mutants too. Worse for me.'>[x] Accept Laura’s point.
>>29024875Write it out, then.
She's coming with guys. You think she gave a damn about permission last time?
>>29024761>[ ] Accept Laura’s point.
>>29024886*Sigh* Alright just use this speech. I find that it's applicable in solving most situations.
>>29024761>>[ ] Write in.tell her it could be a trap to set for herwasn't that the reason why we're freaking out? Because we think creeper might be working with those guys?
>>29025017also, accept her point
>[X] Point out that he’s just going to keep asking for more.>[X] Accept Laura’s point.That look in her eyes. That yawning death. Maybe you can’t imagine it. You sigh. “You’re right, I suppose.” You grumble, undignified in defeat. “He’s just going to start asking for more, though. He’ll try to wring everything he can out of us.” Her stare doesn’t waver. “John Green, have you developed the ability of precognition?” “What? No.” “I assumed as much.” She smiles, just very slightly, and rests a finger upon the back of your hand. “You don’t know what will happen tonight. If you go, I will go too. And if you are correct…” SNIKT. A single, gleaming blade bursts through the soft flesh between her knuckles. “…we will have to deal with it there and then.” >[ ] “‘If’ I go? You think running’s still an option?”>[ ] Phone Kevin. >[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.>[ ] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.>[ ] Write in.
>>29025063>>[ ] “‘If’ I go? You think running’s still an option?”>>[ ] Phone Kevin. >>[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.>>[ ] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.all of them
>>29025063>[ ] Phone Kevin. >[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.>[ ] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.
>>29025063>[ ] “‘If’ I go? You think running’s still an option?”>[ ] Phone Kevin. >[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.>[ ] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.This all of it
>>29025063>[x]Write in. Whatever, screw plans let's go.
>>29025063Can we stop doing this whole hypocritical bullshit with respect to Laura guys? It is seriously getting old.Laura is skilled and can take her of herself and we should trust her.
>>29025063>[x] Draft up a contingency plan.'Maybe Gaby could help with a quick escape, in case things go sour?'
Laura hardly need protection from non facility threats. hell, factor out Spider-man and she could have done the Mr. Negative job solo.she's better at protecting us then we are at protecting her.No more paranoid rambling. stop trying to shield her. She'd just come anyway. She did so last time. Stop worrying and learn to love the black ops clone assassin confidant guardian angel >>29025063>[ ] “‘If’ I go? You think running’s still an option?”>[ ] Phone Kevin. >[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.>[ ] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.they all sound so tempting
>>29025112OP stated she cant take people along with her really. Unless you want the chance of an "accident"
If you're going to pick>[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.Gimme some details on what you'd like to plan for and how.
Meh, fear protects.
>>29025063>Write in"Thank you." We don't deserve a friend like her, so keep it simple but heart felt.>Ask if she found any other places to hide out>draft up a contingency plan for the rest of the group while we're gone.Kevin said he'd be back around 12ish, so wait until 12:30 to check in with him
>>29025108B-B-But muh waifu
>>29025063>[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.The contingency plan should include what the others will do if John and Laura don't come back in one piece.
>>29025167well, Creeper knows where we work so I think we'd have to move to a different NYC borough altogether.maybe deep into Maggia territory
>>29025167>contingency planMake it look like the gang's still at this location but actually ferry them to a new hidey-hole over the course of the day.
>>29025167Have Kevin and Noriko take Layla & Gaby somewhere safe, give them most of our money and tell them to be on the lookout. Plus get the phones ready.
>>29025108Agreed, though I think it's mostly JJ being terrified of having the Creeper steal his first real friend in a long, long time from him.
>>29025167Plan for if there are the facilty guys, if Creeper tries to double cross them where they should meet up and find a new hideout, and if Creeper tries to fuck them over somehow to make them owe him how they should get out of it
>>29025213If worst comes to worst we can throw in our lot with silvermane for a while untill we can move out of state.
>>29025213>the little lizard man who is known for working for Creeper now balls deep in Maggia territoryNo way that can backfire!I'm starting to think the Tabbycat gig may not have been our best move.
>>29025167Obviously we set up a rally point, then invisible it up before hand. And then:>>29025200
>>29025279I've been on that train for the last few threads too late now
>>29025167We should figure out how to get the fuck out of dodge if we end up having to kill Creeper. Kingpin doesn't really like having his officers killed.
>>29025213>>29025219>>29025231I pretty sure no one besides the gang knows where the apartment is. Moving is not necessary.
have Laura and JJ put their phones on vibrate
>>29025279Maybe we can finally relocate from a city that has a major alien incursion or other apocalyptic scenario play out every few months?
>>29025279>>29025298Now that he knows us at least somewhat, it's better I think.Since if we fuck Creeper up in one way or another, we can hide with Silvermane and be sort of an information source and personal musician instead of some hobo bothering him.
>>29025063>>[ ] Draft up a contingency plan.>>[ ] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.Set up a basic deadman routine with the others - if we don't contact them within X amount of time, they rabbit to another location....Actually... anyone considered this might not be about Laura at all? He's probably aware we're fairly close to Kev and Nori, considering how far we're going to help them out. If he's figured out where we live...If Creeper's going after Kev and Nori, getting us and Laura away from them at the same time would be a damned good starting point.And yes, I realise the irony of this coming right after complaining about paranoia.
>>29025213>>29025279There is no reason to think Creeper knows where we work. It's only been one day. And we're not important enough for Maggia to know who we are or that we worked for creeper.
>>29025343We've been in the same room for a week and the Creeper's men know what we, Nori and Kev look like. Pretty sure he knows roughly where we are and can probably find us if push comes to shove.
>>29025387At Invisibility level 4, we can ride stowaway in airplane or something, taking one party member at a time.And then, Latveria.
>>29025411Why is every onbe so set on finding a new place to live. NO ONE KNOWS WHERE WE LIVE. But a separate rally point so they can't follow us to the apartment might be nice.
>>29025411I just don't think Kev and Nori are worth that much to him. I mean, he could train them into being useful, but he doesn't seem the type to willingly invest that much in potential employees.
>>29025457>NO ONE KNOWS WHERE WE LIVE.SPIES NIGGASPIESHe had some crusty fucking hobo find us on the street. He probably knows where we live.
>>29025457Were the only warm fucking body's in a blasted wasteland covered in snow (so the tracks show) a short walk from a bustling city. THEY KNOW WERE IN THE SCAR, and creeper himself stated he likes to keep an eye on us.He dosent need to know what building were living in, because theyll damn well find us within an hour of setting out to look if they try.That is why we need a back up place.
>>29025488This. He's out to get us so it's really not paranoia.
>>29025488Not that hard to find us when we are selling newspapers.
>>29025446That... Actually sounds like an awesome place to be. Allow yourself to have your mutations repressed by the good doctor, and BAM free ticket out. But just say that Laura has PTSD, she doesn't have anything like retractable claws, seriously, there's no way.
>[X] “‘If’ I go? You think running’s still an option?”>[X] Ask if Laura found other places to hide out at.>[X] Draft up a contingency plan.“‘If’ I go?” You note, quietly. “You think running’s still an option?”She stares lengthily, as if carefully putting together her response. Her eyes seem to fidget occasionally toward their edges, just very slightly – not something you’re used to seeing from her. Kinda makes you feel like you’ve put her on the spot somehow. “I won’t think any less of you if you choose to run.” She says, eventually. You get the impression that that was Laura’s attempt at a diplomatic answer. “It would be difficult, but not impossible.” “Run? As in, like, out of the city?” Layla has set aside her chips, and his looking rather apprehensively at the two of you. Her arms are crossed, but you can tell she’s just itching to do that thing she does where she clutches her shoulders. Quite the nervous twitch, that. You shake your head. “No… not unless there’s no other option.” That seems to put her somewhat at ease, though you can still smell a small cloud of anxious fear around her. You set about putting together a meagre plan of action with Laura. Firstly, you decide that if anything goes awry, the first thing you should do is contact the others, get them to relocate. Luckily, Laura has singled out two rather innocuous spots – one disused house on the very edge of the scar, and a now-empty subway station nestled further into the wastelands. Laura suggests that the two of you meet up elsewhere before returning home, singling out the diner you ate at not long ago. As you conclude your plans, you hear Gaby’s soft, warbling laughter echoing through the skeletal corridors of the apartment, and she and Kevin bustle in. Time to break the news.>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.>[ ] Put Noriko in charge.>[ ] Put Gaby in charge. >[ ] Put Layla in charge (lel).
>>29025524Wow wow wow, I'm with you mostly, but don't for a second assume we're the only ones desperate enough to live in the Scar. Hell, I'm surprised we haven't had a random encounter based on a territorial dispute. I've kind of just been assuming that Laura's been taking care of that for us, but whatever.
>>29025563>>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.
>>29025563>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.And let Gaby know that if she wants to leave, due to this really dramatic and shitty situation we're all gonna be in, we don't blame her in the least.
>>29025446>>29025534>implying Vic won't haves us dissected the second he learns of our haphazard mutating
>>29025563>Kev's third on the totempoll, he leads and choses his own second in command for when he's at work.
>>29025591>implying Von Doom is malevolent enough to not have any devices capable of non-intrusive scanning and is just a random murderhobo serial killer with knives.
>>29025563>[x] Put Noriko in charge.She could really use the bump in self-esteem.
>>29025563>>[ ] Put Noriko in charge.
>>29025563>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.
>>29025563for the love god why is this little normal looking girl not in foster care?she eats our food and only contribution is getting us kidnapping charges
>>29025637Thisnext group leader has to be a face that can interact with people. Besides she managed to get the hell out of japan on her own, so she is smart.
>>29025658Noriko likes her, and cheers up the place a bit.
>>29025587>>29025590Great ideas!And I don't really trust Noriko at the helm due to lack of power control.
>>29025563>Put Layla in charge
>>29025563>[ ] Put Layla in charge (lel).she needs to do something
>>29025563>>[ ] Put Noriko in charge.The responsibility'll be good for her. Good shock might make her get off her arse and start doing something.If things get too tough, Kev'll cover her.
>[ ] Put Layla in charge (lel).I just want to see what happens.What kind of comedic disaster would happened.
>>29025563>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.He's the only one that's shown any initiative
>>29025748>>29025709>>29025691This is a joke right? >Put Kevin in charge
>>29025752Which is why we need to prod Noriko a bit.
>>29025678And she hasnt shown herself to make great decisions up to this point.
>>29025563>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.Obvious choice
> [ ] Put Laura in charge
>>29025775She's pretty mature for her age and she hasn't done drugs or stole from a powerful mutant criminal. She also hasn't stolen from us, what's the worst that could happen anyways?
>>Put Layla in charge
>>29025563Joke>[ ] Put Layla in charge. But, Seriously>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.
>>29025672>>29025715>>29025795Ya let her skate by this whole time then "test" her when it's a matter of life and death.
>>29025658No idea.I assume she is a known Marvel character and will develop some powers later on, that's why people put up with her shit.I would have kicked her out after she'd been antagonizing and/or disrespecting towards us for the third or so time (warning her the first few times she pulled that shit). Her attitude is shit tier and hasn't improved much. I mean, we came back from her orphanage with 3rd degree burns (it when the skin is boiled of and you can see the flesh and bones [google it]) and nearly died because of her and I don't remember her being sorry or even slightly worried as if our entire group must treat her like a princess and if we die in the process, well, that's just the way it goes.The only reason why we even bothered with her is because /tg/ must almost always play a goody two-shoes nicey guy paladin who cannot say no or hurt anyone's feelings.
>>29025563>[ ] Put Dr. Doom in charge
>>29025563>>[ ] Put Layla in charge (lel).
>>29025775>Put Kevin in charge
>>29025563>>[ ] Put Layla in charge (lel). AWW YEAR!
>>29025867That's a good point. We really do need to prod her though, just not in this sort of situation.
>>29025678I don't trust her because she's a recovering addict and really isn't out of the woods yet. Putting her under the stress of leadership would just be asking her to relapse.
>>29025852>>She also hasn't stolen from us, what's the worst that could happen anyways?
>>29025870You see this? This is a good joke answer because there is not chance in hell OP could take the suggestion seriously.
>>29025893Exactly.Maybe this is the thread where HMQ becomes toxic.
>>29025911Ezee exactly. Which is why I posted it. And if it IS taken seriously, I will be very disappointed and will denounce the person's humanity card.
>>29025563Wasn't going to bother voting since I thought the choice was obvious, but since it seems like it might actually be a close vote:>[ ] Put Kevin in charge.
>>29025964For some reason, faggots are trying to fuck this up.
>>29025950See this? This is a good real answer! Short, serious and to the point. Guaranteed to be counted by Crusty. This is how we should be voting!
>[X] Put Kevin in charge.Well, they look all happy and shit. Sound it too. They roll in talking that art history language of theirs, Kevin carrying a bundle of various wooden scarps and debris under his arms. Gaby beams at you with those big, gleaming eyes of hers, but the light in them fades rather quickly when the general atmosphere of the apartment envelopes the two latecomers. “You two should sit down.” And so, you explain the situation, watching as Gaby’s expression runs the gamut from shocked, to horrified, to mortified, and back around some. Kevin just sits there looking chronically guilty, though he chimes in more than once to note that he’s kicked his Jack habit. Especially when Gaby’s expression veers towards the edges of horror, and she can only express any further awfulness by cupping those furry hands of hers over her mouth. When the tale is done, you close your eyes, affording it a moment to sink in. Eventually, you have to say something.“Gaby, if you want to leave all this behind, you can. I understand that you want to figure out…” You strain to find the right words. You’re still wrapping your head around the stuff with your father. “…whatever was up with my dad, but whatever it is, I doubt it’s worth your life.” She stares at the floor, chewing her tongue. “…Where would I even go?” She asks, finally. “It’s not so bad here, not compared to other places.” You think you hear a sigh of relief from Kevin. Speaking of whom… “Alright. Kevin, you’re in charge while we’re gone.” He shoots you a panicked look, chortling nervously. “That was a joke, right?” You shake your head. >Meet is scheduled for 7 PM>Present Time: 12:30>[ ] Write in Action.
>>29025869She is a mutant. Originally her powers were to look like a dragon, then some weird reality manipulation shit happened and she became able to bring people back to life without their souls.
>>29026002>Make Layla second in charge in case something happens to Kevin.
>>29026002>>[ ] Write in Action.Look/Discuss a place to hide.Make sure Gaby is doing okay. For a super religious young girl, this fucking revelation might be slightly traumatizing or at least really fucking scary.Train a little bit with Laura. Get some tips on how to know that Creeper is around (like little scents, sounds that we might not have noticed but she has).Maybe get Kevin a weapon of some kind.
>>29026027So she's like a necromancer?Even so, don't understand why people put up with her attitude and didn't set some ground rules. Appears out of nowhere and starts commanding like she owns the place and everyone in it and nobody puts her in her place?Anyway, it not a really big deal to be honest, just bugs me a little that we're playing a doormat and push over.
>29026002"Kevin, you showed initiative and responsibility with your training and getting a job >>29026027the confusing precog! don't forget the time travel cliffnotes brain upload precog!Get some nice food. If things go poorly... well our last meal should be something nice.but not too nice. we're on a budget, I don't care if Galactus is coming
>>29026074She's an orphan, that is enough for JJ, he has that weakness.Also we burned her orphanage down fighting a fucking demon.
>>29026063>>Make Layla second in charge in case something happens to Kevin.This.
>>29026106>Also we burned her orphanage down fighting a fucking demon.Only part of it down. Not hte whole thing.
>>29026123I really doubt it'll open again any time soon though, if at all.
>>29026002>Write in actionTime to talk to Kevin a little bit since he seems to need reassuring. "Sorry to just throw this at you, but we think you're up to it, you've certainly shone a lot of self motivation to improve your power control and start contributing financially to the group, and let's face it, deep down you're a responsible person that can be relied on. I think you're the right choice and if you're that worried Laura and I should be back later tonight, but just in case it takes us a little longer than expected we want a contingency in place and we want you to do what you can to keep everyone out of trouble. You're up to it Kev, and we're proud of you."(too patronizing?)
>>290260741.) she doesn't have any powers2.) because she's clusterfuck in comics, Crusty is gonna give her a new power.3.) JJ is mr. nice guy to down on their luck people.4.) She has nowhere else to go and I'm pretty sure she'd rather never step foot in the haunted orphanage
>>29026086This would be a nice finish.So, Chinese or KFC again?
>>29026155imo yesjust say he's shown initiative and responsibility and its only until we come back.
>>29026106>Also we burned her orphanage down fighting a fucking demon.eh, I mean before that.>She's an orphan, that is enough for JJ, he has that weakness.I would think the opposite. She has a place to stay and people to take care of her. JJ should have probably seen her as a spoiled child that she is who is not grateful for what she has. She at least didn't have mobs trying to kill her or do some shady work for criminals just to survive.>>29026166I don't mind helping people and being nice guy. Her attitude is the problem.I bet if she was some unknown guy, we would have beaten some sense into him long time ago. Being young and female is no fucking excuse. Genders and age play no role here, we are all hobos trying to get by.
>>29026167Chinese, Laura hates KFC remember?
>>29026086Oh yeah, she somehow got sent to the future where she grew up then traveled back in time and met her younger self and uploaded her memory into the girl so that she could know stuff.It's about as timey wimey as you can get.
>>29026123Enough that no one can live there for a long time.
>>29026245she's mellowed out a lot since then.She's sad kid trying to deal with death of her family and her shattered life. I'd be mouthy too if my family died and I got stuck in a haunted orphanage.she's also only person not named Laura that has level 3 in relationships.take a chill pill, grow some thicker skin, and stop being so edgy.
>>29026369I like Layla, different anon by the way, but we're honestly putting her in danger. She doesn't seem to be a mutie so we really need to find her a better place before we get her killed.
>>29026396shes twelve.The average age for mutie powers is 13/14.Until then we have no idea.
>>29026410thirteen* sorrykeep forgetting she lied about her age.
>[X] Encourage Kev.Kevin stews for a bit, taking on the shifty demeanour of a caged animal. For a moment you can’t help but reconsider, but really, who else is there? Noriko honestly seems tougher than him, but you get the impression she’s not often herself right now – you’re not even sure you’ve met the ‘real’ Noriko yet, or if she’s still halfway through the tunnel, still edging tentatively into a reality without lots and lots of drugs. Layla is a non-option, and if Noriko is a shade tougher than Kevin, Gaby veers toward opposite end of the spectrum. “Can I be in charge?” Interjects Layla. “If Kevin gets run over or something?” What a delightful notion. You roll your shoulders and shrug. “Yeah, why not?” “Really?” “No.” You get up to… do something, you guess. You’re not sure what the hell you should be doing. You’ve got a few hours before you need to be off, but you’re not sure you can take much more waiting. That hard, cold anger still seethes in you, coiling in your bones. You just can’t get comfortable. As you think on the matter, Kevin speaks up. “You know… I know Noriko hasn’t really been with it lately, but she’s a much better survivor than I am.” He licks his lips nervously, fidgeting around a little. “I mean, I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for her.” You think for a moment. “Maybe so.” You relent. You suppose he knows her better than you do. “But she’s not in great shape right now, and you’ve been a real help. I think you can handle this.”He leans back against the wall, reclining into deep thought. >[ ] Train with Laura.>[ ] Make sure Gaby is okay.>[ ] Find some stuff the others can use as weapons.>[ ] Go get a nice, possibly final, meal.>[ ] Write in.
>>29026074I think it's more that she tends to self correct and we're not really home often enough to actually enforce any rules we set for her. Besides, she hasn't really done anything stupid enough to warrant us setting any restrictions on her, and the gang seems to accept the mouthiness as part of her hobo vernacular.
>>29026410>>29026428So keep her for a year or two on the very low chance she happens to be a mutant? Give her our contact details and we should be pretty much set on that end. It shouldn't be likely though,
>>29026531>[ ] Make sure Gaby is okay.then>[ ] Get a, possibly final, meal.then>[ ] Train with Laura
>>29026531>[ ] Train with Laura.LIGHT sparring>[ ] Go get a nice, possibly final, mealchinese
>>29026531Find some stuff the others can defend themselves with if possible. Reassure them and have a meal. No sense tiring ourselves out.
>>29026531>[x] Make sure Gaby is okay.>[x] Train with Laura.>[x] Go get a nice, possibly final, meal.Those sound good to me.
>>29026578Second the light sparring. We could use it to work off steam but we won't be much use if we're exhausted.Hopefully this is all over soon it'll be one less thing to worry about.
>>29026531>>[ ] Train with Laura.>>[ ] Make sure Gaby is okay.>>[ ] Find some stuff the others can use as weapons.>>[ ] Go get a nice, possibly final, meal.we can do all of them, right?
>>29026531>>[x] Train with Laura.
>>29026531>Check in on Gaby>Reassure Layla that we aren't going to run out on the gang, but ask her if she's ok with sticking with us if we do ever end up leaving the apartment. After all, the family just wouldn't be the same without her snark and wit.>get Noriko to go discharge somewhere safe while it's still daylight and then rope the rest of the gang into a group individual training session. Everyone does their own thing while encouraging each other.>while their doing that go train with Laura
>>29026531>[ ] Make sure Gaby is okay.>[ ] Go get a nice, possibly final, meal.Get our ducks in a row, then get ready, no sense going out hungry.Training now would probably just leave us tired.
>>29026578Her training sessions end with spars anyway and we are woefully behind the curve on our formal martial ability. I think another round of basic training, branching into offense or defense, is probably a better use of our limited time that just hoping we pick something up while Laura pummels us.
>>29026627I don't think we need weapons though all things considered. I mean we sort of got claws and thunderpunches already, unless we can get some sort of steel wire and a weight at the end of it to use with our tazer hands, I don't think we can get something that's particularily useful.
>>29026531>[ ] Make sure Gaby is okay.then>[ ] Find some stuff the others can use as weapons.Doesn't have to be much, but something is better than nothing.Then if there's still time>[ ] Train with Laura.last I saw, we're almost full. don't need to eat right now.
>>29026718I think it means for everyone else at the place. So Kevin, Layla, and the rest. Assuming I'm reading it right
>>29026718The others won't be with us though. Besides Laura, none of the others have done much fighting.
>>29026740Whoops, I misread that. I suppose Layla, Kevin and Gabby could use some pipes. Noriko can just nuke them outright.
I wonder if shield is after Laura in this universe.
You guys think Laura could use nap?
>>29026531>>[ ] Make sure Gaby is okay.>>[ ] Find some stuff the others can use as weapons.>>[ ] Go get a nice, possibly final, meal.
...>We'll need to go to the beach to use the public showers>We'll need to do this before work>We might as well bring everyone along with us so they start smellin' a little fresherWhat I'm getting at is...>Beach episode imminent
>>29026927I think everyone could use a nap.
>[X] Make sure Gaby is okay.>[X] Eat.>[X] Train with Laura.As you dawdle about, considering exactly how you want to go about driving your life into complete disaster, Kevin quietly excuses himself to the prior bedroom, mumbling something about preferring to practice in silence. Gaby watches him go with a worried expression furrowing her brow. You cough to get her attention. “Uh… you okay there, Gaby?” She freezes up a little, looking vaguely guilty. “I, um…” She looks this way and that – you’ve noticed she has a habit of doing that, even when there couldn’t possibly be anyone nearby. “…are you sure Kevin took, um…” Her voice tightens up, thinning down to barely a whisper. “…drugs?” You nod. “Yeah. Is that a problem?” She seems to struggle in place, suddenly very uncomfortable. “No… I mean, yes, I suppose… He just seemed like such a nice person.” Jeezus. “He is a nice person.” Is pretty much all you can say to that. Checking your watch, you say your goodbyes and very pointedly don’t promise to be back, heading out with Laura. >Roll a D20 for sparring
Rolled 10>>29026959Crack Lizard, Crack
Rolled 15>>29026959Operation crackbitch is a go
Rolled 8>>29026986Well, obviously.
>>29026959"Jack messes with mutant powers...some people get overcharged on it...some use it to control powers they can't normally...but it never ends well"Jack does that, right? Its been a while so I forget.
>>29026986Aw man, you were so close. Too bad, so sad.
>>29026999>>29027011ah nuts.Had I been but a few seconds quicker.
>>29027020You forgot your pic crusty
>>29027051As our failures go, I don't think that one was particularly pic worthy. It was too mediocre.
>>29026959Why did we start off with sparring instead of formal training this time?
>>29027159we grasped the theory but not so much the practice
>>29026106>Also we burned her orphanage down fighting a fucking demon.I just found the perfect song for the homecoming scene of that thread.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Uab6qzM9s
>(1/2)>>29026976>12“Hey…” A thought dawns on you as you and Laura descend the worn, blackened steps down to the scar. You feel Laura’s gaze swivel into your back. “You mind if we have a quick match, like last time? I…” You want to hit something. You want to let some of that anger out before it grows to a deafening pitch blaring at the forefront of your brain. You want to get it out of your system before you see Creeper, because if you don’t, you might just strangle him where he stands. And as fucking great you’re sure that would feel – as fucking wonderful as it’d be to feel his throat squirming and his life slipping away between your fingers – you know it’d be a terrible idea. You know it’d just mean more trouble. “…kind of want to get warmed up before we do this thing.” She is silent for a while, only your soft steps despoiling the withered quiet of the scar. You feel her staring at you, deciphering. Does she know? Can she smell it? “As you wish.” She mutters, her voice tiny and cold, like a dagger.
>(2/2)You spend the next hour or two pretty much getting thrown around by her, becoming intimately acquainted with the snow that carpets the scar. At first you try your best to use your strength against her, trying to get a good grip on your opponent, but you soon learn that without the ability to actually touch her, all your strength means next to nothing. You eventually feel yourself settling in to a sort of rhythm, growing acquainted with the way she moves, the way she feints, the way she counters. You can’t match her, but you’re beginning to see the clues in her body language. Eventually, you call it quits, and the two of you wander out into the closing evening. You suggest a bite to eat before you brave death and destruction, and she goes along with it, seeming to relish the opportunity to spend more time out of the apartment. You guess it can get pretty stifling. You settle on a little Chinese place just a stone’s throw from the edge of the scar. You ignore the obvious stares you receive from real people customers and order all the dumplings you could ever want. You gorge your face and teach a perplexed Laura how to use chopsticks, while, in the corner of your eye, the clock ticks ever onward…Eventually it’s time to go. You try not to think of that awful, static-ridden face and its bloodshot eyes, and you head for the docks. -------------------------------------------------------------------->THREAD 35: END>Congratulations! You made some plans!>Congratulations! You didn’t appoint Layla as group leader! >Congratulations! KEVIN FORD is now TRUSTED.Homeless Mutant Quest will return shortly after Christmas. Check the twitter for more accurate predictions: https://twitter.com/CrustyJay
>>29027484When will the Christmas Episode happen?And it better be a flashback to like 8-year old JJ and his family during Christmas, before he wakes up and realizes he was just dreaming.
Oh, as usual, I'm around for a short while to answer questions and such. This thread was a little slow due to multitasking. Sorry 'bout that.
>>29027532Who would win in a fight PPQ Parker or HMQ Parker
>>29027484How god squad is Gaby? like 700 club donor religious? "She'd be a purifier if she wasn't a mutie"?and what would have happened if the demon back at Sacred Tree won?
>>29027532>This thread was a little slowThreads being slow and not much going on during them is my only criticism/problem with this quest.Everything else is fucking great.
>>29027524Hopefully soon. It will certainly be after RL Christmas, though.>>29027559I need to get caught up on PPQ, but I'd say they're about even. HMQ has a little more classic hero spirit, whereas PPQ Parker has the cautious forethought of /tg/'s paranoid hivemind.
>>29027484So, did we get anything not Laura specific out of that training session? Because as written it seems like we mostly wasted about four hours of prep time.
>>29027484>Dumplings>Not Kung Pao Chickenyou fucked up JJ
>>29027608Granted the paranoid Hivemind has helped Parker more often then hurt him
>>29027572She's very religious. She isn't Purifier tier, but she can't accept stuff like evolution being real.>>29027580Yeah, I concur with those criticisms. Round about the orphanage arc the threads started to get more and more decompressed without me really realizing that I was settling into that kind of style. I'm trying to fix that.
>>29027630You just got some practical experience with facing a real, highly-trained fighter. Think of it as reflex training; you're learning how best to react to things.
>>29027608>Hopefully soon. It will certainly be after RL Christmas, though.That's fine.
>>29027722Ok, just checking. If you're going to accept training subtype votes before calling for them would you mind adding the key word "(How?)" to the end of the action prompt? I'd really appreciate that in the future.
>>29027668>I'm trying to fix that.Glad to hear it! Otherwise, keep up the good work, Crusty!
>>29027668I find it funy considering she is now otter girl
>>29027608>after Christmas "Christmas Special"Maybe we could do a new year's special or have Gaby explain Three Kings Day (El Dia de Los Reyes Magos) to the gang? No need to do an actual Christmas special, ya know?
>>29027668How religious can you be when you've got guys like Thor and Dr. Strange flying around?
>>29027668Gaby probably won't take learning JJ used be drug mule well would she? also, I ask again what if the demon guy won at the orphanage? game over?
>>29027840Honestly, fuck her. I don't care much about her calling us devil people, and she's way to judgemental for being a hobo.
>>29027758Sure. I'll keep that in mind.>>29027817A rather cool idea. I could do both, really. I never actually considered that we'd be coming up to Christmas in roughly the same timeframe as the thread. I only dropped you in December because it's more depressing and harder to survive.>>29027832Strange being magic isn't public knowledge. People rationalize Thor as a powerful alien. Or, some sects seriously think he's an angel of the lord.
>>29027832Ah, but you see, obstacles to faith are there to test the faithful. Belief comfirmed by miracles is cheap, faith inspite of science or gods or "facts"? Faith tempered by a Godless reality? Now that is pure and worthy of the Lord our God etc. etc. etc. that's what the nuns used to tell me anyway.
>>29027899Where does Gabby side with
>>29027899>dropped you in December because it's more depressing and harder to surviveYeah, speaking of that I'm pretty sure that this time of year dawn's an hour later in NYC than you set it as last thread.
>>29027883I'm friends with a very religious guy. the trick is take a page from their book and turn the other cheek when they get on that soapbox.>>29027899Christmas time has the highest suicide rate
>>29027840You get some leeway with Gaby on account of being related to the Great Doctor Joshua Green. You can't be all bad. And while general godless behaviour does mess with her a bit, she only got so peturbed by Kevin being a druggie because she thinks he's a fine looking young man.>>29027954She thinks he's an alien.>>29027964BLAH. But noted.
>>29027917By that logic, why would you need the bible in the first place? Wouldn't belief be enough then?
>>29028025We might have to be mediator here. Kevin is a nice guy, just had trouble coping with his powers
Crusty, have you ever run a quest before? This is too good to be your first run through.
>>29028025>she thinks he's a fine looking young man.And he's got a case of shag rug fever himself.
>>29028060Nope. Consider me thoroughly flattered, though.
>>29028025Not going to lie mate, that's pretty adorable.
>>29028025is Kevin a furry? How much does he like Sonic the Hedgehog?
>>29027899>People rationalize Thor as a powerful alien.People like Jack Kirby.
>>29028025>because she thinks he's (spoiled)We probably should frame him in the position of Job for her. You know, the lord takes everything, curses him to have everything he touches go sideways on him, but unlike Job Kev was really young when his test started, so she should cut him a bit of slack about flubbing a bit at the beginning. Besides, he's putting himself back together now etc.Not that hard to talk to Believers once you know enough about their frame of reference to get past the language barrier.
>>29028102I'm pretty damn impressed that you can make such a good quest on your first try.
>>29028118Hah. Gaby isn't entirely covered in fur.
>>29028193I'm sure Kevin will find that out soon.
>>29028193>>29028206lets see, he nine seconds of safe skin to skin contact and he's teen virgin.....yep plenty of time.also is JJ a virgin?
>>29028193On scale of 1 to 10, how fucked would you consider JJ to be in this next assignment?
>>29028102This is my favorite quest I'm following, I'm relatively new to this but I'm still following 6 or so. You do good work Crusty, keep it up.
>>29028238Nope. >>29028276That really depends on the choices you make. Considering the choices you generally make, though, I'd say... a solid 7?
>>29028193...the things you learn during the post thread banter...
>>29028320>...a solid 7?Whelp, we're fucked.
>>29028320>That really depends on the choices you make. Considering the choices you generally make, though, I'd say... a solid 7?Oh yay.
>>29028179>>29028287Oh, I feel so floaty and wanted.Glad you guys are enjoying it.
>>29028320That's pretty up there
>>29028238Really awkward question....
>>29028384Much more if we asked if we asked the same about the rest of the gang as well.....Should we?
>>29028320I assume the lucky girl/confused young man's identity might one day be revealed via flashback?
>>29028320How fucked are the others?
>>29028432unless it was back in old Green estate, this old flame could still be around.possibly working for Creeper
>>29028432It probably will be, yes. I believe I mentioned that JJ's first encounter with alcohol would be a flashback? They come hand in hand.
>>29028469you don't have to tell me who, just tell me it wasn't Toad or Creeper.
>>29028500Well that's an interesting answer.
>>29028380Out of all the quests my favourites are Rena Hero Quest and Homeless mutant quest.
>>29028564More likely some middle aged prostitute. [not saying he knew she was a prostitute at the time.]
>>29028618Who said it was a women?
>>29028564I get the feeling it was eitherA.) A prostituteB.) A criminal accompliceC.) Creeper
>>29028564Mortimer didn't work for Creeper then. And no, it wasn't Creeps himself.>>29028596>floating intensifies
>>29028596>Rena Hero QuestWhat's that one like? I'm very new to this and have been reading them like crazy.I got to say that this one has the best community. Some of the others are pretty bad actually.
I love how in this quest everybody knows that shit is going to hit the fan big time at some point. Right now we're just preparing ourselves for the coming storm with the best of our abilities.
>>29028665Pretty good, a bit harsh on the yuri at times but even that is far and few inbetween and pretty fun.
>>29028655So it was him?>>29028706We're a mutant in the marvel universe. That like having our gay interracial wedding at at KKK cookout
>>29028768I'm sure Geldoff would have been a stunning first time (seriously, dem brilliant blue eyes), but no. He didn't work for Creeper back then either.
Archive when, Crusty?
>>29028665Rena Hero Quest is kawaii as fuck. It's a story about a girl who got forcibly recruited into being a superhero despite not having any powers. She tries and fails horribly to keep her ranking low so she doesn't have to fight dangerous villains that kill heroes.
>>29028320>Based on marvel universeThere is a 80% chance it was emma frost or maybe she hulk?
>>29028896First time with Shulkie would be fucking terrifying.SHULKIE DEMAND SNU-SNU.
>>29028896It would have had to have been the greatest binge ever for that to happen.
>>29028768I know! It's just brilliant is what it is! Only thing that's keeping us alive is a thin layer of plywood keeping them from seeing what's happening on the other side. We're absolutely fucked as soon as the priest declares them as Man and Husband. ...or if somebody decides to peek through many of the holes in the plywood, whichever comes first.
>>29028857Whoops, almost forgot. Thread archived.>>29028863That actually sounds great.
>>29028896Quick! Name 10 people Emma Frost hasn't slept with.
>>29028927>or if somebody decides to peek through many of the holes in the plywood, whichever cums first.They're called glory holes also ftfy
>>290289951. Troy Killkelly2. Ian Kendell3. Doug4. Sebastian Shaw5. Namor6. Iron Man7. Kitty Pryde8. Magneto9. Banshee10. IcemanNailed it.
I wish I had enough drawfag skills to actually attempt to make a picture of JJ.
>>29028981It's actually running right now.
>>29028981pretty cool. the QM draws too. only 14 threads (including the one running right now)light hearted fun with some feels
Thank you for the Lizard Adventures, I hope you have a merry christmas or whatever religious equivalent you prefer.
if things ever just get better, like money, housing, basic human rights.we should totally legally adopt Layla
>>29030610Pretty sure mutants don't have the right for adoption.
>>29030890Kind of like gay couples
>>29030890>if things ever just get better, like money, housing, basic human rights.
>>29030919adoption is not a basic human right tho, it's a rather selective process. Usually you have to be married to even be able to apply.
around whiskey and Lizard elfbetter watch yourself
MAGNETO WAS RIGHT
>>29035163Magneto is still alive by the way.
>>29035314and he's still right!