Sorry about the delay!Let's get started post-haste!Sayaka is like a butt-ghost.She takes over every butt she touches.Her lewd cannot be quenched until the last butt standing has been squeezed. Remember, no touchin' Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/ascThe sound of your sword being jammed into its scabbard- the rasp of steel on wood and leather, followed by the CLACK of the crossguard smacking against the end of the sheath- echoes out into the otherwise silent library, even as you toss your phone onto a table and fasten your cape about your neck.“Kyouko,” you say, not even bothering to raise your voice, “gather up your shit. Mami's in trouble.”There's a frantic shuffling, banging, and clanking as Kyouko gathers up her things. “Academy City, right? I won't be able to gather many natural components there...”You nod. Kyouko's a bit disorganized, but she's a right proper wizard when it comes right down to it- unless you're Mami, in which case she's a 'Magical Girl'.You shake your head and give yourself a quick once-over to check that you're ready. Mami seems to think you're a 'magical girl,' too, for whatever reason.Though, to be fair, Kyouko thinks the same thing.…
>>34283182>Sayaka is like a butt-ghost.>She takes over every butt she touches.>Her lewd cannot be quenched until the last butt standing has been squeezed.>Remember, no touchin'Are you for real?
You still don't have the heart to tell her the truth.You love her, after all.You are 'Sayaka Miki,' or so people seem to think, and you're a magical construct created (apparently accidentally) by none other than the red-headed, always-hungry wizard called Kyouko Sakura.More specifically, you're what's called an 'Eidolon'.And Kyouko doesn't seem to have any idea of the fact. Not that anyone else does, mind. All you know is that the /real/ Sayaka Miki went missing a few years back, and you showed up a couple of months after, with what you can only assume are either her memories, or some very high-quality manufactured ones.To be honest, you didn't notice until about a year and a half ago, and you've only been sure of it for a year or so, now.Thing is, creating an Eidolon isn't an easy thing. It's a long and deliberate process, and there's no way Kyouko could've done it by accident.Which means that she's either pretending not to remember, has repressed whatever memories related to the original's disappearance and your creation she might have, or has had her memory altered to omit those things.…You sigh. You really don't like any of those possibilities.The worst one, though, would be:>If Kyouko is pretending not to remember>If Kyouko has repressed memories>If Kyouko's memory has been altered
>>34283217Nope. I just saw someone playing MW2 and realized that I NEEDED to make a joke about it.And I thought just plain old "REMEMBER, NO TOUCHIN'" might not be obvious enough, reference-wise.I WAS IN A HURRY, OKAY?Geez.
>>34283227>If Kyouko is pretending not to remember
>>34283227>If Kyouko's memory has been altered
>>34283227>If Kyouko is pretending not to remember>Eidolon>1.an idealized person or thing.>2.a specter or phantom.On to the depressing shit right out the gate, huh?
>>34283227>If Kyouko is pretending not to rememberDeliberate deceit on her part is much worse than mental damage or being a victim of brainwashing.
Your quest is shit and you're shit for running it.
>>34283278>>34283338>>34283350>If she's being deceitful>>34283326If she can't remember due to shenanigansOkay, got it! Writing!
>>34283338>EidolonI'm fairly sure its a reference to the Pathfinder/D&D term for a form of life-like magic construct.
… Yeah. Any of those would suck big time, but the thought that Kyouko's lying to you- and maybe even to herself, too...You just can't bear it. You can't even imagine /why/ she'd do something like that in the first place!What purpose would it serve?You take a deep breath, then exhale slowly.There's no reason to think Kyouko's lying to you about anything. It's just a possibility. A worst-case scenario.…Your thoughts are interrupted by Kyouko herself calling out to you. “Hey, Sayaka, have you seen the gum arabic anywhere?”You roll your eyes. She's so unorganized! “It's with the other tree-related stuff!”“Oh, right! Duh. Thanks!”Gum arabic... for an invisibility spell?You suppose that could work, but you wouldn't be surprised if Academy City could see right through that sort of thing.Kyouko might know more about it than you, but it can't hurt to ask, right? How stupid would you feel if you went there and it turned out your concerns weren't quite as un-founded as you'd like to think?>Ask what she needs that ingredient for>Ask if she knows whether or not an invisibility spell would work against AC's technology and such>Don't say anything; Kyouko's the real wizard, here!>Something else (Write-in!)
>>34283730>Ask if she knows whether or not an invisibility spell would work against AC's technology and suchThe security is fucking ridiculous and if we don't plan this shit down to the microsecond we're gonna get wrecked. Time to rev up those shadowruns!
>>34283730>Ask if she knows whether or not an invisibility spell would work against AC's technology and such
>>34283730>Ask what she needs that ingredient for
>>34283777>>34283786>>34283832>[Shadowruns intensify]>>34283878Curiosity!Okay, writing!
You can't go making any mistakes, you've heard some crazy shit about this place, and those science-y fuckers get really touchy when magic's involved.“You sure an invisibility spell's gonna work against science and technology and all that bullshit?”Kyouko pokes her head around a shelf and peers at you.“Invisibility? Oh, I see where you could get that from, with the gum arabic an' all. I was thinking a disguise spell, though!” She holds out a scroll with a circle of familiar-looking runes scrawled on it, and you nod appreciatively. That's some pretty god thinking, really. Cameras and such can't see through your stealth if you're not using any! And your appearances being different means they won't be able to recognize you from any sort of database or anything.“Oh, alright. Good idea... but what the hell do you need the gum arabic for?”She laughs. “Mami uses it for some of the sweets she makes, remember? It's super-expensive in Academy City -I guess they don't have acacia trees or something- so I thought it'd be nice to bring her some, yanno?” You grin. “Yeah, that'd be really nice. Good thinking, Kyouko.” … She's not lying to you. She can't be. …That can only mean one of two things: One: Whatever happened with the 'real' Sayaka Miki was so bad that she subconsciously blocked it outTwo: Someone purposefully erased her memories of the 'real' Sayaka Miki…There's nothing else it could mean, is there?>No, that's all, you've thought of everything.>Wait, what about... (Write-in!)
>>34284215>Wait, what about... (Write-in!)>You really are the real Sayaka Miki, and you're mind is the one thats off.
>>34284215>Wait, what about..>>34284259Supporting this, paranoia is fun!
>>34284215Supporting this >>34284259
Ah, there's a flaw in my plan.Allow me to correct it!>All reasonable theories (and also any particularly funny ones, probably) will be accepted! I want to see the paranoia in each and every one of you!SHOW ME YOUR SHADOWRUNS, MY FRIENDS!
>>34284336How terrible...>Wait, what about... (Write-in!)Kyouko is also an Eidolon, and doesn't know that you're also one.
>>34284336I don't see how the "She actually is Sayaka and forgot" unreasonable. It actually makes a lot of sense.
>>34284336Sayaka Miki was kidnapped by the Fae, we'll never know when she'll come back to kill us for taking her place.
>>34284336How about this: Mami really did call for backup, but the one Sayaka and Kyouko got was actually a duplicate set up as part of a trap by Necessarius and/or the Catholic Church (perhaps a joint operation?) to neutralize rogue magicians. They could be walking into a trap at this very moment and have no idea! Quick, call Touma and Hamazura in separately, we're gonna need a double-derail right now!
>>34284395It isn't unreasonable!I've just been proven to be inadequately paranoid in the past, and I intend for Sayaka to be rather paranoid!
>>34284336>Mami might have made the call under duress, we better be ready to go in hot just in case
>>34284465Not really, the beginning of the thread was just after you got off of the phone with her. She was just unsure if she could handle it on her own!>>34284259>>34284283>>34284333>Wait, who's to say I'm not actually Sayaka?>>34284423THE ELVES GOT HERTHE ELVES AND THE FAIRIES>>34284430IT'S ALL A RUSEOkay, writing!
Kyouko was a time traveler who used a time machine to jump to a universe where Sayaka Miki has always existed as an Eidolon, killed her alternate self in the crib, and unwound her history until she became a baby, ready to live out a new life. One of the baby toys in her parents' attic is a cloaked time machine, waiting to respond to her DNA signature.
…Wait, what if you really are Sayaka Miki?If that's so, then where'd you go?You shake your head.You need to stop thinking about this.You should be getting ready!…What about the Fae? They kidnap children, right? Maybe the real Sayaka was taken by the Fae?Maybe you're the real Sayaka, and YOU were taken by the Fae!…What about Mami's call? Could it have been a fake? What if the trouble she's in is more urgent than she felt it was safe to let on? The Church took down Kyouko's dad, maybe they want to finish the job? …“Hey, Sayaka?”“Yeah?”“Could you find a book for me?”… “Yeah, sure. What am I lookin' for?”You can't afford to think like this right now.……>You are Mato Tsuruya!>You're not done with Sayaka yet!>You're Akane Takamichi!>You'd rather wait until Akari wakes up!>You're... someone else? (Who?)
>>34284738>You are Mato Tsuruya!
>>34284738>You are Mato Tsuruya!Being Mato is always fun.
>>34284738>>You are Mato Tsuruya!Time for best girl!
>>34284779>>34284806>>34284897>Mato!Alright, then!I'll get WRITE on it!I'm so sorry.
You are Mato Tsuruya, it's the morning of July 24th, and you're feeling pretty comfy right now, holding Akari in your arms the way you are.She's so peaceful and warm and cuddly and... You grin and squeeze her a little tighter against yourself. She mumbles softly in her sleep and presses her face into your neck.You and Akari got home last night without incident, and proceeded to collapse onto her bed the moment you were within collapsing distance.… Apparently Akari woke up at some point, because she's wearing pajamas, and you're-Oh.Oh-ho-ho.You're in your underwear.Akari took your clothes off.Heheheheheheh...She squirms a little against you and adjusts her arms to rest lower on your back. “Mato,” she murmurs, a somewhat uncomfortable-looking expression on her face.What do you do?>Say her name>Reassure her>Wake her up>Something else (Write-in!)
>>34285247>Reassure herBegone nightmares! You have no power here in the temple of cuddles!
>>34285247>Say her name>Reassure her
>>34285324>>34285328>>34285330>[REASSURANCE:] I AM PRESENT, AKARI.I guess we're having a bit of a slow day today, huh?I don't blame ya!Writing!
You stroke her hair and coo, “It's okay. I'm here, and everything's fine, okay?”She shifts uncomfortably. “Mato,” she mutters, “...just killed a man.”You frown. This is... troublesome. You glance around her bedroom for inspiration, but, alas, none comes. “Akari...”She continues, undaunted by your uttering her name,“...threw a card... across my head. Snapped my fingers... now he's dead...”Is the Bohemian Rhapsody thing really necessary?“Maaaaaatoooooooooooo, OOOoooOOOoooooooOOOOoh...”Okay, this is getting ridiculous.>Wake her up>Try to get her to stop>Listen>Something else (Write-in!)
>>34285641>Listenu wot Akari-chan
>>34285641>ListenI wonder where she's going with this.
>>34285641She's messing with us, surely.>Listen
>>34285641>>Something elseSing along.
>>34285723>>34285739>>34285754>Listen>>34285782>Sing alongI suppose we can do a bit of both...This is ridiculousWRITING!
>>34285641>Try to get her to stopDIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE YOU CRYIF I'M STILL NOT AWAKE THIS TIME TOMORROWCARRY ON, CARRY ON. LIKE NOTHING EVEN MATTERS
>>34285866I've been operating under the assumption that 'ridiculous' is business as usual for this quest.
>>34285890AWWWW YEAH>>34285876AWWWW YEAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAHI never said that ridiculous was a bad thing!NOT ONCE!
You... maybe you should sing along. Just a little... “... Didn't mean to make you cry...”Apparently, Akari accepts your input, because she continues, “If I'm not back again this time tomorrow,”“Carry on, carry on, 'cause nothing really matters...”She's not murmuring anymore, but full-on singing, “Too late, my time has come-”“Sent shivers down my spine-”“Body's achin' all the time,”“Goodbye, everybody-” you start, but Akari finishes with the “I've got to go!” before you can.“Gotta leave you all behind-” Again, Akari finishes for you, “-and face the truth! Matoooooo, OOOOooooOOOooooooooOOh! I don't wanna die, sometimes wish-”You know how that line ends, and... you're not keen on letting her finish it.Something tells you that you just can't let her say those last words.>Wake her up before she can finish>Put your hand over her mouth>Ignore your instincts and let her finish>Do something else (Write-in!)>Wake her up/interrupt her with a kissu >>Please only pick one!
>>34286255>Put your hand over her mouth
>>34286255>Put your mouth over her mouth
>>34286255>Put your hand down her mouth
>>34286255>Wake her up/interrupt her with a kissuWhen all else fails, get lewd!
>>34286255>Put your hand over her mouthCommitted to keeping Akari's purity intact. No point in waking her up either, she deserves her rest.
>>34286255>Put your mouth down her hand
>>34286255>>Wake her up/interrupt her with a kissuWell that's one way to stop her from singing.
>>34286255>Wake her up/interrupt her with a kissu It's chaste! Totally chaste!
>>34286284>>34286321Cover mouth with hand>>34286294>>34286315>>34286345>>34286359>Mouth to mouth interruption>>34286300>>34286323Do some finger licking or some tongue poking how lewd! TOTALLY CHASTEWriting~ OOOOoooOOOOoooOOOOooooooh
“-I'd never-”Were you in a more suave and un-panicked mood, you might've said something like 'finish this line at all' or 'say stuff like this again'.But you're not in that sort of state of mind.It's not possible for you to be in that state of mind when Akari's being this... whatever she's being right now.It's all one smooth motion- gently displacing Akari's face from your neck with one hand, catching a glimpse of her open and alert purple eyes for a fraction of a second before quieting her by muffling her mouth with yours- and, mission accomplished! She's too busy kissing to finish the line!Also, she's kissing you!She makes a soft “Nnn” sound and wraps her legs around yours.… She's actually being pretty aggressive, here.Uh, oh geez.She tastes nice. Sweet, you think. She's getting warmer, too. This is hot, heh. She pulls away after what seems simultaneously like a lifetime and a split-second- so long, but too short- and looks into your eyes.…Wisps of steam are simmering out of the corners of her beautiful, sad, eyes. If there was any doubt in your mind before, it's gone now.Akari killed that man.“He... he hurt you, Mato...” She sniffles. “I... I didn't... I was so... /angry/... I just couldn't stop myself. He hurt you, and he... he needed to die.”>???
>>34286869>"No he didn't. I'm glad you wanted to protect me, but that's not your call to make. Judgement is our name, not our duty."
>>34286869Just smile, but don't make any inclination of legitimising her actions.Murder is bad, mkaaay.
>>34286869Supporting >>34286917plus >hug extra-tight and don't let go for anything
>>34286869>We're not executioners, Akari. He didn't need to die and you shouldn't choose to be the one swinging the axe. That was wrong.>voting to kill the guy>now voting to guilt the shit out of Akari for doing itFeels good man
>"No he didn't. I'm glad you wanted to protect me, but that's not your call to make. Judgement is our name, not our duty."Bad Akari. No murder.
>>34286917>>34286978>>34287077>>34286977>It's not our place to determine who lives and who dies, Akari>Still, though, rabu rabu. Writing! Here I was expecting 'It's okay'-s and 'I don't blame you'-s and what-not! I love the way you guys keep me on my toes.
>>34287199I'm still going to vote to brutally kill the shit out of Testerossa and other scumbags, but it felt disingenuous to have Mato being all supportive of it.
>>34287230Hear hear! Mato is way too LG compared to Akari's ends-justify-the-means attitude. Are we even CG at this point or have we finished our slide into neutral territory?
>>34284215Why didn't we just use the normal "You don't feel like being near me" spell that all the other Magicians use to break into AC?
>>34287199Mato has to be sane for both of us now.
>>34286977>>34287193Now, to be fair, she didn't murder the guy.He attacked two officers of the law with clear intent to do them serious harm. IRL, with real people and cops, this might cause some stupid controversy until it came out that 'oh, the criminal was reaching into his jacket for something after the officers shouted at him to freeze five times, and they shot him'. As far as I'm concerned, Akari was perfectly justified in 'opening fire', as it were. You don't fuck around when an officer is holding you at gunpoint/fingerpoint and NOT get shot, that's just not how it works.Still, though, Mato doesn't really know what happened. I like how you guys stayed in character instead of either vilifying her or telling her that she did nothing wrong.I'm proud of you guys.And also writing.I'm doing that, too.
>>34287331Then maybe Mato'll get Akari to actually say what happened before she goes too deep into the 'you did nothing wrong' side of things.
>>34287331Luckily Academy City has advanced beyond Civil Rights. Police brutality for everyone!
AKARI DID NOTHING WRONG.NOTHING WRONG.
>>34287456I didn't realize kalishkanovs were ambidextrous these days...>fukken saved anyways
You shake your head. “I'm glad you wanted to protect me, Akari, and I don't know if you needed to do what you did or not... but I do know this: Judgment is our name, not our duty.”She sniffles again as you pull her into a hug. You stroke her hair gently and hold her until the steam stops coming.“Can you tell me what happened?”She sniffles, then nods....… … … … ……You are Tomoe Mami, 'the Bringer of the Light,' a Level 4 Photokineticist living and dispensing justice in Academy City. It's the morning of the twenty-fourth of July, and you're currently standing in the kitchen of the one and only Tsuruya Miku, helping her with the preparations for Takamichi Akari's birthday.At the moment, you're helping her bake a cake.As you're performing the mysterious and arcane rituals involved in cake-making, Takamichi Akane wanders into the room, watching semi-interestedly as you direct the turquoise-haired idol.Oh, good. You were wanting to tell the both of them what happened last night, and it'll be much easier now that they're in the same room.…The question is, how do you break the news to them? How do you tell them that Akari killed a man last night?>???
>>34287675>Akari killed someone? Are you *sure*?
>>34287675>So how about Akara's 1:0 K/D WOOPS DID I JUST LET THAT SLIP OUT
>>34287675>Ease into it. "So I heard Akari has been having some control issues lately, any truth to that?"
>>34287675>What's got red hair and recently applied justifiable force to a man to such an extent that he's become one with the Strange?>Your sister!
>>34287675Tell it like it is. It's not like it was some random murder of someone who did nothing wrong. Card guy was a dick, but yeah. She killed him dead. Crater dead.
>>34287709Mami's pretty damn sure. She knows firsthand what a Level 4 can do, and she's not as blindingly optimistic as Mato is.>>34287729So smooth! I could've sworn it was Mami herself who said it! Also you misspelled Akari, you big silly-head >>34287748Ease into it>>34287826Mami's got jokesHow about this:>Be extremely blunt>Be more tactful
>>34287900>Tactfully bluntMami's like a graceful pugilist when it comes to delivering news that people might not want to really hear.
>>34287900>Be extremely blunt
>>34287900>Be more tactful
>>34287900>Be more tactfulMami's a classy lady when she wants to be.
>>34287891>>34287915>>34287922Okay, bluntness it is.Writing!
>>34287900>Be more tactful
>>34287952>>34287957Oh, sunnuva->>34287971I'll give it a few more minutes.
>>34287900>Blunt as the falling rubble that should've made the dude Akari killed reconsider his life decisions.
>>34287900>Be more tactfulAkari and Mato's relationship status might be a joking matter but this is some serious shit right here.
>>34287922>>34287998>>34287915blunt>>34287952>>34287957>>34287977>>34288033>>34287915>tactfulM'kay then. Writing!
>>34288068Even the silly quests need a Straight Man and Mami has been playing that role on occasion.
>>34288115She really hasn't. Thinking that she has is what led to the whole "MAMI IS A RAPIST!!!" bullshit.
>>34288135Eh, she was reasonably focused when she chewed out Mato and during the briefing for our first day of work so I'm assuming she can get it together when the situation actually warrants it.
You frown.Should you be blunt, or should you approach the matter with a bit more... tact?You bite your lip. Tact... tact is good.A proper lady is tactful.Now, how to begin-“Tomoe-san,” Akane says, interrupting your thoughts before you can even formulate them, “are you about to tell us that Akari-chan was the one who blew that huge crater in the Strange last night?”You pause, then nod. “That's part of it, yes...” you take a deep breath. “The more important part is that she almost certainly killed a man in the process.”Miku looks up from her batter and grimaces. “Shit.”Akane merely sighs. “I should've expected as much. She's too powerful, now, and not used to the amount of power she's got. Even if she was calm, she'd have problems taking someone down non-lethally, I think.”You nod. That sounds about right. “Mato-chan was unconscious at the time, and Akari-chan was out cold when she woke up. From what Mato-chan told me, it sounds like whoever it was attacked them and injured her enough that Akari-chan flew into a rage and turned him into nothing more than a bad memory.”Miku scratches her chin. “And you think it's because Akari-chan couldn't take the guy down non-lethally...?” She nods after a moment or two. “I think I can work with that...” She glances over at Akane and winks. “Can you take over for me here, Akane-chan? I've got an idea.”Miku rushes out of the room, and Akane takes her place. “I don't suppose Akari left any evidence or anything, did she?”“No. There wasn't anything left of him.”“Well, that's something, isn't it?”… Yes, you suppose it is.>You are Akari>You are Miku>You are someone else...? (Write-in!)
>>34288615>You are MikuAnd we are going to go over every fucking step of this next countermeasure so that we know EXACTLY what it is and how it works.
>>34288615>You are someone else...? (Write-in!)Kyuubey
>>34288615>You are MikuTech time? Tech time!
>>34288646Why would we want to be Kyuubey? He's probably not even doing anything interesting right now.
>>34288664Kyuubey is always doing interesting stuff. He's a hero.
>>34288675Investigating potential contractees is not my idea of entertaining, especially if we could be controlling Miku and getting a front-row view to whatever she's building now.
>>34288615>You are MikuIt was I who chose you and I who had a robotic servant render your form unconscious. I then completed you with cybernetic grace. Your flesh, too, is weak. But you have… potential. Every implant exalts you. Every line of code in your subsystems elevates you from your disgusting flesh.
>>34288701I get the feeling that this is referencing something, but I have no idea what.
>>34288635>>34288649>>34288701>Miku>>34288646>>34288660Kyuubey>>34288701Are you making a System Shock reference right now?Writing!
And now comes the part where everyone votes for the brainiest brain chips to ever chip a brain so as to antagonize the guy who hates Miku.
>>34288867Even better, replace the whole brain with a chip. Flawless victory.
>>34288843Yes. It seemed fitting?
>>34288950Eh, probably not, but, hey!Why not?>>34288910>and then everyone freaks out when I add a brain to your inhibitor chip>just as planned
>>34288843>that image>realize there's no reason the Vividred crew couldn't pay a visit
You hurry into your workshop, your idea already formulating in your mind. You are Miku Tsuruya, a cyborg-idol-technopath-person, and you've got shit to invent!How did you manage to not think of this earlier?Akari needs a weapon! Something that can hit things she can't with her powers, and something she can reliably deliver less-than-lethal force with! Something she can charge with her powers and do anything from mild irritation to small-scale demolitions with!Hmm...What should you use as the base? The autorevolver is the most logical choice, but you could probably fabricate something rifle-grip and entirely-custom if you wanted to...If you do the autorevolver or another weapon you've already got, you can make the modifications necessary in no-time flat, then get to work fabricating the necessary ammunition to put those modifications to use.If you make something custom, it'll take longer and be more difficult, and you'll only be able to do something the size of a small rifle or bigger, but you won't have to make ammunition or anything for it.You could also use one of those semi-automatic pistols you've got lying around, though she wouldn't be able to tell what she was about to fire as easily... which kinda defeats the purpose of the whole exercise, really.… Akane-chan uses a shotgun, and you've got an old-ish lever-action one lying around here somewhere, just waiting to be made into something great...
>>34289345>shotgunOh fuck yes! Flaming shotgun here we come!
Well, you've gotta come to a decision on this- what'll you use as the base of this masterful weapon?>Use the autorevolver. [No particular drawbacks, but no huge benefits, either. Looks badass.]>Fabricate a rifle-grip platform. [Big and bulky, but you can make it work with charge packs instead of ammunition]>Use a semi-auto pistol. [Less powerful than revolver, and the rounds inside aren't visible, meaning you can't see what level of charge they're at- bigger magazine size, though. Not recommended.]>Use the shotgun. [More difficult to conceal and the internal loading mechanism means charge levels won't be visible, but it's easy to use and maintain and, like most shotguns, able to fire a large variety of different shells.]
>>34289377>Use the shotgun. [More difficult to conceal and the internal loading mechanism means charge levels won't be visible, but it's easy to use and maintain and, like most shotguns, able to fire a large variety of different shells.]Just like a vintage sheriff!
>>34289377>>Use the shotgun. [More difficult to conceal and the internal loading mechanism means charge levels won't be visible, but it's easy to use and maintain and, like most shotguns, able to fire a large variety of different shells.]Intimidation is like 90% of the job already and a big fuck-off shotgun will make that a hell of a lot easier.
>>34289377>Use the shotgun. [More difficult to conceal and the internal loading mechanism means charge levels won't be visible, but it's easy to use and maintain and, like most shotguns, able to fire a large variety of different shells.]Disregard stealth, acquire firepower.
>>34289417I don't think a shotgun is going to help much, honestly. If someone isn't scared of the prospect of attacking a walking miniature nuke, they aren't going to be deterred by a shotgun.
>>34289434Ordinary thugs probably won't know that we're a level 4 and this way we can scare them without having to light up.
>>34289417It's not a big gun, though. The autorevolver's the most intimidating one of the bunch. The lever-action shotty's relatively small, and the rifle looks rather derpy. Semi-auto pistols are largely indifferent.The difference in firepower is also minimal, with the exception of the semi-automatics, which are rather piddly in comparison to the .357 and 12 gauge barrels.
>>34289377>Use the autorevolver. [No particular drawbacks, but no huge benefits, either. Looks badass.]
>Use the Autorevolver
>>34289377>Use the autorevolver. [No particular drawbacks, but no huge benefits, either. Looks badass.]
Whichever weapon we choose we should be able to lace fire into the ammunition. Think Dragon's Breath.
>>34289377>>34289476Change my vote for rifle here >>34289409 to being for the revolver, then.
>>34289476Hmm, that's disappointing. I'm still kinda in favor of the shotgun for the various kinds of ammo, but now I'm waffling. Is it boom vs intimidation factor then for our options?
>>34289476Shame the shotgun is a derper. AC shotguns are pretty nice.
>>34289539Not really. The shotgun's too big for you to be able to carry it around without attracting undue attention, even cut-down. It's versatile and easy to use, but nothing particularly special. The autorevolver's not too difficult to use, either, and it's a handgun- meaning it's significantly more concealable, and it's got plenty of punch, in addition to allowing you to see how charged the rounds you've got loaded are.>>34289401>>34289417>>34289433Shotgun!>>34289490>>34289506>>34289507>>34289532Revolver!
>not putting 'Writing!' in the post where I tallied votes>I've brought great dishonor upon my family>I'll commit sudoku
>>34289618If it's good enough for Harry Dresden then it's good enough for us! .357 is best fire delivery mechanism!
>>34289673Shoulda got a Dominator
>>34289790IT'S SO DIFFICULTIT'S LIKE A PUZZLEBUT WITH NUMBERSAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
You look around for the shotgun for a moment or two before deciding it's not worth the trouble- it wouldn't really be any better than the autorevolver, after all, so why even bother?It doesn't really seem all that fair to you, when you think about it. It's almost like there's some sort of deity out there that just didn't balance things very well right there.You shrug, brushing those thoughts aside and focusing on your work. You retrieve the weapon of choice, move it over to your primary workspace, and get to work.Hmm.It doesn't take you long to run into another dilemma:If you want the thing to still be able to fire good old-fashioned bullets, you'll need to make single-use special ammunition for it; if you want to replace the barrel and use re-usable ammunition, it won't be able to use regular bullets.>Make minimal barrel modifications, meaning it will be able to fire any rounds of the appropriate size... but only once per round>Make extensive barrel modifications, meaning it'll only be able to use custom ammo... but each round can be used over and over again, (as long as it's charged before firing, naturally)
>>34289883>Make extensive barrel modifications, meaning it'll only be able to use custom ammo... but each round can be used over and over again, (as long as it's charged before firing, naturally)Hope this is plentyful.
>>34289883>Make extensive barrel modifications, meaning it'll only be able to use custom ammo... but each round can be used over and over again, (as long as it's charged before firing, naturally)Custom ammo is better anyway, especially for nonlethal purposes, plus this way we can conserve resources.
>>34289883If we wanted a lethal option, we'd just use more fire.>Extensive Barrel Mods
>>34289883>>Make extensive barrel modifications, meaning it'll only be able to use custom ammo... but each round can be used over and over again, (as long as it's charged before firing, naturally)Fancy bullets here we come!
>>34289922>>34289932>>34289936>>34289947>Extensive modificationsOkay, writing!
>>34289883>Make extensive barrel modifications, meaning it'll only be able to use custom ammo... but each round can be used over and over again, (as long as it's charged before firing, naturally)
You decide that rechargeable ammo is better, and rationalize that highly-charged rounds would be more powerful (and less stressful on the wrists) than good ol' .357 magnum.The conversion is rather expedient, and you're done with the barrel before you know it.The next order of business is the ammunition-related stuff.If you make the cylinder removable (and fabricate some more of them), you could speed up the reloading process significantly by permanently fixing the six rounds in place and making it so that heating the cylinder would charge all six shots equally. However, it'd also make charging take longer, require carrying around cylinders instead of individual rounds, and make it impossible to have different levels of charge available without reloading.A non-detachable cylinder means each round has to be inserted (and charged) individually. However, it also mitigates charging time (charging each round directly is far more efficient), allows for rounds of varying levels of charge to be in the same cylinder (and therefore more immediately available), and makes it possible to alter the charge of individual rounds directly without opening the cylinder (though it's rather slow and inefficient to do it this way- Akari would be best served charging rounds by holding them in a clenched fist and heating them from all directions).Decisions, decisions.>Removable cylinder(s)>Non-removable cylinder
>>34290219>Removable cylinder(s)Speedloading is probably going to be our biggest concern in a serious brawl. Also, I just realized something - is the revolver Akari's Device? And if it is, will it be an Intelligent or Storage Device?
>>34290219>>Non-removable cylinderSet power level to Stun.
>>34290219>>Removable cylinder(s)We can do different cylinders with different charge levels to suit our needs just fine.
>>34290300Nope. It's just a useful weapon that I thought would be cool to custom-make from Miku's PoV. >>34290300Removable cylinders take significantly longer to charge, though, so you'll only get however-many shots in a fight, and you'd better hope you don't need a higher-powered shot if you're using stun- or vice versa.
>>34290373Can't we just have a cylinder of FUCK YOU and a cylinder of stun? How many cylinders can we charge/carry on us at once anyway? And that's too bad about the revolver not being a device, but having a custom weapon is still plenty cool in and of itself.
>>34290249>>34290300>>34290322>removable>>34290321fixedAlright, roll me up 2d3 to see how many cylinders you've got material enough for!
Rolled 3, 1 = 4 (2d3)>>34290445
Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d3)>>34290445C'mon dice!
I don't really get why we'd need to keep cyllinders of powerful fuck-your-shit ammo. I was under the impression that the point of this gun was to have a thing to shoot at badguys that won't destroy everything.
Rolled 2, 2 = 4 (2d3)>>34290445Dice gods have mercy!
>>34290480I don't think it would be our go-to by any means, but having 1 cylinder with maximum power could be useful in a pinch, especially if we're under attack or otherwise unable to shoot for whatever reason and Mato or somebody else has to turn on the heat.
>>34290456>>34290470>>34290488Average=3.5Alright, now roll me three groups of 4d6 to see how many rounds you've got material for!
Rolled 2, 5, 1, 1 = 9 (4d6)>>34290512Hopefully we have slightly better luck on this one. Let's make some incendiary rounds!
Rolled 6, 6, 4, 6 = 22 (4d6)>>34290512Lots.
Rolled 4, 3, 2, 6 = 15 (4d6)>>34290512
Rolled 6, 3, 4, 5 = 18 (4d6)>>34290512
>>34290512Time for bullets, and hopefully in excessive quantities!
>>34290530Are you a wizard?
>>34290529>>34290530>>34290531Total=46You've got enough for 46 rounds, but only enough cylinder stuffs for 3x6=18 shots!So, y'know, that sucks. Writing!
>>34290512Hmmm... 3.5 cylinders and 15.33 rounds... is this going to be a 5-shot revolver? That would certainly make it stand out a bit.
>>34290582Just have Akari throw the bullets. What could go wrong?
>>34290587Not really. Most large-caliber revolvers are 5 shot. (See: Raging Bull, S&W 500, etc)
You tentatively decide on detachable cylinders, and manage to find enough stuff to make... three and a half of them.You briefly consider whether or not a half-cylinder would be doable, but discount the idea quickly. You manage to scrounge up enough material to make 46 rounds, though!That's pretty absurd, actually. You don't usually use these, but, still.You scratch your chin. Maybe if you went with a fixed cylinder, you could fashion some speed-loaders and get the best of both worlds?>Stick with what you've got>GO FOR IT! (Roll d100, best of three!)
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>34290684>GO FOR IT! (Roll d100, best of three!)
>>34290668Huh, I didn't know that. That's kinda cool, actually. Why 5 over 6?
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>34290684>GO FOR IT! (Roll d100, best of three!)Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
>>34290707Because the bullets are too freakin' huge for six to fit!>>34290696Nice!>>34290728HA! Everyone laugh at this anon and his shame.
>>34290707Bigger round=more boom=heavier cylinder reenforcement=more weight. It's most certainly possible to do a 6 rounder, but it would weigh a fuckton.
>>34290755More boom is certainly something I can respect. If only /k/ was this friendly to noobs...
>>34290696>>34290728I-I guess n-nobody else is gonna vote?O-okay, then.Just you wait, someone's gonna roll after I've already started writing and get a 100And I'll LAUGH.Writing!
>>34290851I think things are starting to slow down at this point, I know I at least have maybe another hour in me tops before I crash, but I'll be damned if I don't see this through to the end!
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>34290851>>34290684Ill get that 100
>>34290219>Akari would be best served charging rounds by holding them in a clenched fist and heating them from all directions).That's badass as hell and we will never be able to do it.
>>34290882Yeah. I'm thinking I'll finish it up once we complete the revolver and maybe run earlier tomorrow if I can manage to be awake in time for it.>>34290895All ya gotta do is heat yourself up, that's something you're pretty good at!
Ah, you've got it now! You manage to make that 3.5 cylinders worth of stuff into 5.38383928984 speed-loaders! Awwww yeah.That's way more efficient AND less of a pain in the neck!Now all you gotta do is make those 46 rounds!There's several things you can do with them at this point.>Make each round have four levels of charge (Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red), but have few 'special' functions available. Green=Deterrent (think pepper spray-tier), Yellow=STUN, Orange=Lethal, Red=MAXIMUM POWER>Make each round have three levels of charge- one non-lethal, one special, and one lethal.
>>34290916Sounds like a good idea, we can make some real progress when we aren't missing half our players and the remaining half aren't nearly falling over from exhaustion. At least we got speed-loaders!
>>34291042>Make each round have four levels of charge (Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red), but have few 'special' functions available. Green=Deterrent (think pepper spray-tier), Yellow=STUN, Orange=Lethal, Red=MAXIMUM POWERMaximum customization! Let's be versatile in our dispensation of justice!
>>34291042>>Make each round have three levels of charge- one non-lethal, one special, and one lethal.Simple is best. Easier to avoid fucking up.
>>34291042>Make each round have three levels of charge- one non-lethal, one special, and one lethal.The color coded one looks like too much to consider during a leadstorm.
>>34291072But that's the option with less special functions!
>>342910724 levels>>34291187>>34291203>3, with specialsActually, you all seem to have your opinions backwardsThe 4-color is simpler, the 3-colors are more customizable (though less individually versatile), and the 3-colors are more stuff to consider than the four!SO, now that I've cleared that up, do you want 3 or 4?
>>34291275>3If that's the more customizable option, let's go with that. I'm a big believer in the Batman school of crime-fighting.
>>342912753. Specials are cool.
>>34291312>>34291275...I think we'll just make some of both.That seems like the simplest and most expedient solution24 4-level and the rest 3-levelscience and stuffWriting!
>>34291370That's a good use of our Too Many Rounds. Hooray!
I would let Miku modify my gun.
Oh, right. You have time and materials aplenty! You'll just make some of both!You make 24 of the basic, four-level rounds, henceforth known as JACKS, and make up 12 SPECIAL rounds! You leave 10 rounds worth of materials in case you need to make anything more and call it good!What kinds of specials do you make? You can make two batches of 6 apiece (that means two options!)>BLUE: Yellow, Blue, and Red- Blue fires a laser that ionizes the air around it, creating a plasma channel, then sends an electric shock down the channel! Basically, it SHOOTS LIGHTNING. >PURPLE: Green, Purple, and Orange- Purple fires a super-unpleasant and super-concentrated sound wave at the target, breaking glass and knocking the not-so-sturdy unconscious!>WHITE: Green, White, and Red- White produces a super-bright flash capable of inducing bouts of temporary blindness lasting up to 48 hours in duration!>BLACK: Yellow Black, and Orange- Black fires a concussive blast that can knock people on their bums and break rigid/brittle stuff!
>>34291635>BLUE: Yellow, Blue, and Red- Blue fires a laser that ionizes the air around it, creating a plasma channel, then sends an electric shock down the channel! Basically, it SHOOTS LIGHTNING.>>PURPLE: Green, Purple, and Orange- Purple fires a super-unpleasant and super-concentrated sound wave at the target, breaking glass and knocking the not-so-sturdy unconscious!It shoots lightning?! We must have it! Also, sound seems like a better secondary than blindness or pure concussive force.
>>34291585I would let Miku modify my brain.>BLUE>PURPLEBecause Akari can handle super-bright flashes and concussive blasts herself.
>>34291635>PURPLE: Green, Purple, and Orange- Purple fires a super-unpleasant and super-concentrated sound wave at the target, breaking glass and knocking the not-so-sturdy unconscious!
>>34291661>>34291667>Blue 'n' Purple>>34291669ONLY PURPLEAlright, I think there's just one more thing to do...Writing!
>WHITE>PURPLEWhy do we need lightning? Lightning is kind of deadly. We have plenty of deadly.
>>34291755Because lightning is awesome and you can never have too much awesome. Besides, if Railgun is anything to go by those will be our most-used bullets even for mundane support shit.
You make up 6 BLUES and 6 PURPLES and wipe a bit of sweat off of your brow.It's a good thing you're entitled to that. In Moscow, that would have belonged to everyone!Anyways, there's only one more thing to do...You fireproof the EVERYTHING, especially the wooden grip, and give the cylinder a quick spin.“Now you just need a name,” you mutter.You could probably name it something cool-sounding and justice related, like... Judicator or something.Or you could give it a 'normal' name, like... Vera? Maybe just let Akari name it? Is that bad luck? You're not sure.>You'll call it... (Write-in!)>You'll let Akari name it!
>>34291847>You'll let Akari name it!
>>34291847>You'll let Akari name it!Her weapon will be an extension of her very self, it's only right that she name it.
>>34291847>>You'll let Akari name it!So obvious.>>34291755Because Akari can already blind people with superbright light. Or will be after a little power development.
>>34291864>>34291866>>34291884>Let Akari do it!Alright, then!Lemme just type up one more post...You guys think we'll be able to use this thread in 6-10 hours?I'm not sure how much I should sleep.Anyways, writing!
>>34291989I dunno if it will still be up at that point, you can check if it is and if not you can just make a new one.
>>34291989Maybe? Just make a new thread if it dies. No one will complain.
… You're not good at naming stuff. You'll just let Akari do it when you give it to her. With that settled, you go about preparing a holster and something to carry ammo and speed-loaders in.You decide on a good old-fashioned gun-belt. Nothin' like a revolver on your hip to show that you're THE LAW, right?…Right?Oh well, too late to change it now!
And with that, we're done for now!I'll probably hang around and answer questions for a bit longer before heading off to ZZZ-land, so fire away, either here or in my garden of enchantments: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMAlso, don't forget to vote in the archives (unless you don't want to, that is) at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=RaildexUh, I think that's all for now!Thanks for playing! And never forget: IIIIIIIIIII WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
>>34292162Night QM! I'm sure I have some questions kicking around somewhere but I think I'm starting to hallucinate so they'll have to wait for next time. Good show tonight!
Alright, I'm off to bed.See you on the other side o' the sunrise.
>>34289098Kenjiro would actually make a pretty good bro-scientist now that you mention it. Could the vivids out gay the current cast?Now where'd I put that thread cap about him.
>All these rolls for an energy revolverWhy not just use rubber bullets?
>>34294461Because SCIENCE!That and flexibility is pretty important when dealing with espers.
>>34294461It's a birthday present, you monster.
>>34294461The whole thing is just for 'cool' factor anyway. Why does the revolver have lethal rounds, when the entire point is having a weapon that doesn't kill people ?Because a revolver is pretty sweet. thats way. There isn't much logic behind it, anyone who we can't get with our Heat Ray, won't be much more deterred by the revolver.
>>34294726All someone has to do is be a level 1 pyro to be immune to almost all the things. A super-kill option that isn't massive amounts of fire is a good thing to have. It probably outranges Akari's power, too.
>>34296131It's not like Esper powers are infinite. A level 1 pyro couldn't stand in the center of the sun. They're just powerful enough to withstand their own maximum output.
Oooooh, all this discussion! I'll probably be another 45 minutes to an hour before I can focus enough to actually write anything, but I can definitely answer questions until then!>>34294461Because that's boring and not in any way versatile and/or non-meltable?>>34294576YES.>>34294611EXACTLY.>>34294726Your PRISMATIC RAYS are significantly more powerful than anything but MAX OVERCHARGED rounds. They're also bigger, less precise, and heat-based.Besides, there are people who are just as immune to fire and heat as you are...>>34296131Precisely! >>34296272I might just be crazy, but isn't the center of the sun relatively cool, compared to the surface?A Level 1 pyro can't do much, but they can still walk through a pretty good blaze unscathed- I like to think that the subconscious gives one a 'buffer' of a few orders of magnitude when it comes to being immune to one's own stuff.
You are Akari Takamichi, and today is the 24th of July... probably. You think there's something you're supposed to remember about today, but it's just not coming to you at the moment.It's late morning, now, and Mato's no longer in bed and cuddling you. You blink sleep from your eyes and realize that you probably fell asleep after telling her about... what happened yesterday.It's all a blur after the point where Mato started bleeding- you were seeing red, and not just because there was blood in your eyes... but you remember very clearly how you meticulously disassembled your foe, working your way down from just above his head to a meter or so beneath where his feet had been, systematically destroying him (and everything near him in the process).…You cauterized Mato's wound, you think, and then you passed out.…Oh boy. You can smell something awful.You cringe as you realize exactly what it is.>Go and keep Mato from burning the apartment down. Fireproof or no, Mato's cooking is something else...>Head into the kitchen and ask Mato what she's doing.>Do something else. (Write-in!)
>>34298684>Go and keep Mato from burning the apartment down. Fireproof or no, Mato's cooking is something else...
>>34298684>Go and keep Mato from burning the apartment down. Fireproof or no, Mato's cooking is something else...Time to save the day before breakfast!
>>34298684>Head into the kitchen and ask Mato what she's doing.The other option sounds aggressive. That's bad.
>>34298684>Go into the kitchen and hug Mato from behindCuddle
>>34298766Sure, let's do that.
>>34298684>Head into the kitchen and ask Mato what she's doing.It's Akari's birthday and she's trying to be nice, that's no reason to blow up on her.
>>34298684>>34298757 + >>34298766= satisfied Akari.
>>34298722>>34298748>>34298759>Mato, no burninating!>>34298757>>34298808>>34298757Mato, wat r u doinMato Mato pls>>34298766>>34298806>>34298818I am become cuddlesIT'S A THREE-WAYAWWW YEAHSurprisingly enough, I think I can work with thisWriting!
>>34298844>Three-wayI didn't know Akari was a lewd girl like that.
>>34298684>Go and keep Mato from burning the apartment down. Fireproof or no, Mato's cooking is something else...>>34296131A level one pyro isn't immune against fire and heat, even Akari wasn't completly until recently. And especially not immune against the kinetic force of our Heat Ray.
>>34298844My vote got counted twice and I didn't even have to samefag. Neat.
>>34298905Oh...Huh.Good job!Still, I'm pretty sure there were 3 votes for asking Mato what she was doing... unless I'm just crazy?Oh well!
>>34298951You are correct, so in this very small, specific way, you aren't crazy.
>>34298951There were indeed three if you count the 'ask and cuddle' vote in both categories. Continue with the threesome!
You exit your room quietly and peek into the kitchen, where Mato seems to be cooking up a storm.Which would be cool, if she wasn't the most horrifically-incompetent cook in the known world!You slink up behind her and wrap your arms around her, simultaneously hugging her and pinning her arms against her sides.“Ma-to~” you sing.“A-Akari!” Mato blurts, surprised by your sudden intervention, “W-what are you-”You slowly begin dragging her away from the stove. “Come with me if you want to live.”“... what?”You sigh. “Mato, you're good at a lot of stuff, okay?” You continue pulling her away. “Cooking is one of the things that is not included in that list of stuff that you're good at. Remember what happened last time?”She shudders. “The Great Fried Chicken Debacle...”You nod, even though she's facing away from you and can't see it. “And the time before that?”She shudders even harder. “The Greater Oil Spill of 2010...”She seems to remember just fine.So why did she try again?>Ask her>Ignore it, move her to the table, prepare food>Ask her to help you contain and de-weaponize whatever it was she created>Something else. (Write-in!)
>>34299161>>Ask her>>move her to the table, prepare food
>>34299161>Realize it is your birthday and your girlfriend is trying to cook for youStop being so insensitive Akarin
>>34299161>Ask her>Clean up her mess and make something eatable.
>>34299161>Something else.>>34299211Going with this!
>>34299211Supporting this plus>Help her cook
>>34299189>>34299238Ask, cook>>34299211>>34299240>>34299308Come to a shocking realizationAlright, I think I can work with thisWriting!
>trying to write blunders made whilst cooking a way you haven't cooked in like 6 years>trying to remember what various doo-dads in the kitchen are calledSUFFERING.This update might take a bit longer than normal
>>34299499You need to cook more clearly.
You move her to the table and release her, then head back into the kitchen. “Honestly, Mato,” you grumble, “I don't know why you'd-”You stop as you see what she was making.Vaguely heart-shaped pancakes. There are candles in the topmost one, and 'Happy Birthday, Akari!' is spelled out in chocolate syrup on... all of them.The pancake mix is sitting, still open, by the bowl she stirred the batter in. Beside it is a box of baking soda and a pepper grinder.OTHER DETAILS OMITTED FOR CLARITY…You're not sure what you feel worse about. The whole 'scolding Mato for trying to cook for you on your birthday' thing is pretty bad, but... BAKING SODA AND A PEPPER GRINDER?MATO. WHAT THE HELL.WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING.You sigh. “Mato...”>Apologize>Apologize, but insist she never cooks ever again>... Baking Soda, huh?>Sigh harder. Eat the pancakes. >Something else? (Write-in!)
>>34299629>... Baking Soda, huh?>Thanks for trying.>Hug again.
>>34299629>ApologizeShe can only cook under supervision, but it's a nice gesture. Still not gonna eat that though.
>>34299629>Sigh harder.>HARDER.>Eat the pancakes.
>>34299629>Apologize>Sigh harder. Eat the pancakes. You will eat your waifus horrible pancakes and like it!
>>34299629>>ApologizeSorry Mato, kinda jumped the gun there. Thanks for trying though!
>>34299629>Sigh harder. Eat the pancakes. >Perch on her lap and make her feed youThat way they'll taste good.
>>34299629>baking sodaWell its ahh, not completly wrong, I guess ...>Apologize>Sigh harder. Eat the pancakes. It sounds at least edible, somewhat.
>>34299733>not completely wrongIn name only.>>34299722>taste goodHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAI gotta run some laundry downstairs real quick, I'll be back and tally votes in a few minutes!
>>34299629>ApologizeI'm pretty sure actually eating the pancakes will give us food poisoning, so let's not do that if we can help it.
>>34299774>>not completely wrong>In name only.Well I dunno, we don't really have baking soda here. But someone I know does like making pancakes with baking soda and buttermilk.So its definitly doable, if you like that kind of thing.
>>34299825It does work actually, if you go for more savory ingredients, or fillings, it definitly works. Its just not a common thing.
>>34299657>>34299733... Baking soda?>>34299663>>34299718>>34299823>>34299684>>34299733>Sowwy, Mato>>34299679>>34299684>>34299722>>34299733>BONED Appetit! >>34299825>>34299909Don't you judge me.Okay! WRITAN'!
You sigh again. “I'm sorry, Mato. I didn't realize-”You look over at her. She's making that face.You know the one.Your stomach twists and ties itself in a knot at the sight.… Oh boy.You're really gonna do this, huh?You look at the abomination that has the nerve to call itself a stack of pancakes and sigh once more, steeling yourself the way a person does before doing something insane and reckless, something that puts their life on the line for the greater good.You sigh one final time, for good measure, and quickly prepare something edible for Mato.…Your life flashes before your eyes, and, before you know it, you're sititng at the table across from Mato. Neither of you has touched what's in front of you.“Akari... you don't have to-”You squeeze your eyes shut as she says this, and shush her softly before she can finish.That's the final nail in the coffin, you know.Now you HAVE to do this.…You light the candles with a fingertip, for good measure. It wouldn't do to fail to follow proper form.You blow the candles out and remove them from the 'pancakes' numbly, then raise your utensils.>Do it. Your will is iron; your resolve, limitless. You do this not because it is easy, nor because it is hard; you do this because it is the right thing to do!>Pussy out. You never asked for this. You'd have to be crazy to go through with it! It's practically suicide! Sorry, toots, but you don't wanna die today.
>>34300386>Do it. Your will is iron; your resolve, limitless. You do this not because it is easy, nor because it is hard; you do this because it is the right thing to do!RIP Akari
>>34300386>Do it. Your will is iron; your resolve, limitless. You do this not because it is easy, nor because it is hard; you do this because it is the right thing to do!Heat up your stomach to burn anything actually poisonous coming its way.
>>34300386>Do it. Your will is iron; your resolve, limitless. You do this not because it is easy, nor because it is hard; you do this because it is the right thing to do!Oh goddammit, this is a bad idea but we're committed now.
>>34300425YES. DO THIS. We can make the poison evaporate before it has a chance to do its work!
>>34300386>Do it. Your will is iron; your resolve, limitless. You do this not because it is easy, nor because it is hard; you do this because it is the right thing to do!As if it were even a question. We have done more reckless shit for far less noble causes.
>>34300425>>34300446WEAKIS THIS THE FULL MEASURE OF YOUR RESOLVE?CHEATING?
>>34300386>Do it. Your will is iron; your resolve, limitless. You do this not because it is easy, nor because it is hard; you do this because it is the right thing to do!Afflicted with vomiting and diarrhea is the best way to spend a birthday!
>>34300499I'm fairly sure the relevant part is the taste, not what happens to it in our intestines.
>>34300499We're still eating the damn thing, we're just making sure it doesn't take us out of commission. It's not cheating dammit!
>>34300499Our resolve is to spend a birthday with Mato and not have her regret making pancakes for us. We are doing it for her!
>>34300523>>34300524It's the thought that counts!>>34300540[Eyes narrow]Acceptable... but I'm watchin' you...>>34300425>>34300429>>34300446>>34300468>>34300501COUNT NOT THE DAYSCOUNT NOT THE HOURSCOUNT ONLY THE NUMBER OF PANCAKES YOU HAVE EATENOkay, writing.
>>34300590>not counting my voteo-okay
Mato, there is literally a fire in my mouth.Look. Isn't it pretty?
>>34300602Which one was it?Did you greentext the option?I CAN'T BE THIS CONSISTENTLY BAD
>>34300620Is it wrong that I want Akari to spit fire like Mario?Where is that Mario cosplay outfit
>>34300706You can make it up with skinship.
You plunge your steely knife into the thick ...carapace of the pancake-esque beast, then follow up with a jab from your fork.You grimace as you pull away the material that will compose your first bite.What is this feeling? Acceptance? Resignation? …>Roll 1d100
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>34300831You can do it Akari, don't let your waifu down.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>34300831Alright.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>34300831It is LOVE!
>>34300896HahahahahaOh god. Poor Mato.
>>34300896I'll just put the dice down now.before we die for real
>>34297736Actually no, the center of the sun is about 16 million K. The surface of the sun is around 6000 K.You're probably thinking of the corona (the area surrounding the sun) which is around 3 million K.And I guess, sorta. Saiai's armor is generally equal to maybe that of an APC, but she was able to tank thousands of nitrogen spears stronger than shots from a tank since they're close to her power. Sent her flying a few blocks, but still.
>>34300845>>34300846>>34300896Well I'll be damned.It IS love!Okay, then.>>34300935>kelvinEW At least it's not CelsiusCelsius is pants-on-head retarded
>>34300984I bet you use Fahrenheit like a dweeb, kid!
>>34300984Kelvin is love, Kelvin is life.
>>34301013At least degrees fahrenheit are 'degrees' for a reason!>Hurr, let's make a percentile scale between freezing and boiling>let's call 'em 'degrees' because fahrenheit does!
>>34301049What else would you call them? Percentages don't have a unit do they???
>>34301049But percentages were never a thing when creating the Celsius scale, unless you think every scale that goes from 1 to 100 uses percentages.Also the term degree has nothing to do with Fahrenheit, precedes it by at least 150 years, and is used for multiple scales not just temperature (geometry being an obvious one).
>>34301126They only don't have a unit because NOBODY BOTHEREDAnyways, I think I'm done laughing at your misfortune, so I'll get to writing!
>>34301191Allow me to ask you this: What does 'per cent' mean?Next you'll tell me that pennies and change don't make up CENTS because there are 100 of them per dollar or something!
>>34301271Percentage scales are used for scales denoting units as fractions of 100. The Celsius scale does not do this, as while 0 and 100 are important points on the scale, no temperature is ever described as a fraction of 100. If anything, 0 is the more important number.For easy check, google 'celsius percentage' or the like and marvel at zero relevant results.
>arguing temepraturepls write
Akari pls don't get so sick you miss your entire birthdayplsespecially don't get the shits
>>34301465I agree, let's at least argue over something relevant.
>>34301554>“FOR HATE'S SAKE,”Not "FOR LOVES SAKE".What a failure.
>Farenheit was also originally defined by 0 (cool brine) and 100 (human body temp)>But Celsius is retarded because percentageI'm not sure I follow your logic, care to explain?
Your battle with the pancakes is a long and arduous one, one that will be rendered in song for future generations, so that they may know of your great struggle.About halfway through, you realize something.The reason you're doing this.It's the fifth element.Love.YOU BRANDISH YOUR FORK AND KNIFE, RESOLVE FILLING YOUR BEING ENTIRELY. YOU'LL DO IT! FOR LOVE!Each bite is like a punch in the mouth.It's so, so AWFUL.By the time you've only a quarter of the starting portion left, you're barely hanging on. You wonder if this is how Ahab felt. “Towards thee I roll...”…There's only a few bites left.“To the last, I grapple with thee,” you mutter.Almost there.“From Hell's heart,” you hiss as you choke down another bite, “I STAB AT THEE!”ONE MORE TO GO!“FOR LOVE'S SAKE,” you bellow, shoving the last bit into your mouth, “I SPIT MY LAST BREATH AT THEE!”……
>>34301595I've no idea what you're talking about! >>34301616>because percentagenot>because degrees You're silly, anon
>>34301638And meanwhile Mato has made some more.
>>34301663>I've no idea what you're talking about!Must have been my imagination. You would never make a blunder like that, sorry.
>>34301663If you can't explain, that's fine.I'm sure it makes sense to you, somehow.
>>34301716I know, right! You're such a goofball!>>34301719I AM TRYING TO WRITE CUTE GIRLS DOING CUTE FOOD POISONING, ANONI DON'T HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN THAT FAHRENHEIT'S DEGREES ARE BECAUSE CIRCLESFOOD POISONING IS REALLY DIFFICULT TO CUTE-IFY, YOU KNOW
>>34301770>FAHRENHEIT'S DEGREES ARE BECAUSE CIRCLESWell now I gotta know.
...Miku laughs. “Good thing I had a stomach pump lying around, huh?”You groan, and Fate snickers. “Hey, try not to do anything else crazy on your birthday, okay, Akari-chan?”Mokarin nods her assent. “Yes. I would be very disappointed if my favorite aunt perished on the anniversary of her birth.”The robot and the cyborg see themselves out, citing a need to get some work done or some-such, and Miku plops herself down on the couch beside you and sighs. “Our sisters are somethin' else, huh?”>... “somethin' else”?>Yeah.>Other. (Write-in!)
>>34301770So because fahrenheit used degrees, nothing else can.What do people get at university, a Kopfoolr?
>>34301848Don't mock my Kopfoolr in Math, anon.>>34301840>"Mato is a good girl."
>>34301840>Yeah.Can't really argue that at this point.
>>34301810212 - 32 = 180Thus, freezing and boiling are at opposite sides of circular thermometersthe ones that look like clocks, y'know?>>34301848No, Celsius is silly because it's not something that relates to circlesthere's no 'degrees' there!... Why do I have so few pictures of Miku?
>>34301840>The robot and the cyborg see themselves out, citing a need to get some work done or some-suchHaha, I'll bet they're going to get 'work' done.>>... “somethin' else”?>MOKARIN AND FATE WHERE ARE MY PRESENTS FROM YOU
>>34301840>Yeah.Its pretty true.
>>34301924I think we are in Akanes perspective now, for .. reasons.
>>34301840>Other. (Write-in!)Clearly, we have actually died.
>>34301922>Thus, freezing and boiling are at opposite sides of circular thermometers>the ones that look like clocks, y'know?My grandpa had one of those.I never got what the advantage of one is supposed to be. Straight thermometers raus.
>>34301949Nope. Still Akari. Re-read Fate's line.
>>34301987Actually the "you groan" part gives it away. I misunderstood because of Mikus line sounds strange adressing Akari.
>>34301977They're WAY easier to make!And you don't have to read a meniscus, either!>>34301949Those reasons are probably really silly!>>34301952https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhUQlFOK3Z4&list=FLVE8f1YlHEP4t5HkbaSbQ3gNot quite...>>34301881Mato is a good girl>>34301910>>34301913>>34301926>Yep.>>34301924... Whaddya mean, 'Somethin' else'? YOU TALKIN' SHIT 'BOUT MY WAIFU?Anyways, writing!
I want to know what a robot considers an appropriate gift so badly.
You exhale slowly.“... Yeah. That they are.”She pats you on the shoulder and grins. “But that's what's so great about them, isn't it?” You nod. That's certainly true.They're a pair of very... unique individuals.The two of you discuss how crazy your respective sisters are, swapping stories and so on and so forth. After awhile, you notice Miku's got an odd expression on her face.Like she wants to say something, but isn't sure whether she should or not.>Ask her if something's bothering her.>Leave it be.>>Ask why Mokarin gave you this weird top thing>>Ask why Fate gave you a knife>Something else (Write-in!)
>>34302273>After awhile, you notice Miku's got an oddOk now I'm confused. Why is Miku talking about "our sisters", to Akari ?
>>34302273>>Ask her if something's bothering her.>>Ask why Mokarin gave you this weird top thingI'd ask about the knife but knives are straightforward. This top might be a robo-top that Miku can identify. Or it might just be a top.
>>34302273>>Ask why Mokarin gave you this weird top thing>>Ask why Fate gave you a knifeWE NEED TO KNOW!>Ask her if something's bothering her.Yeah, thats kinda relevant too, I guess.
>>34302301Miku has a sister, Mato.Akari has a sister, Akane.Together, they are people with sisters.
>>34302301... because both of you have strange sisters? She's an awkward nerd trying to delicately approach a topic, anon.
>>34302365>approach>not broachI'm just lacking in the gud department today, huh?Sorry 'bout that.
>>34302332>>>Ask why Mokarin gave you this weird top thing>>>Ask why Fate gave you a knife>>Ask her if something's bothering her.
>>34302365>She's an awkward nerd trying to delicately approach a topic, anon.Is... is she about to give us the I will kill you if you make her cry talk or similar?I do not want that talk from someone who can implant brainchips at will.
>>34302365>She's an awkward nerd trying to delicately approach a topicIf its supposed to sound really awkward, then it makes sense.
>>34302320>>34302332>>34302409>choosing opposite directions to take the conversationDangit, guysI'll figure something out, I guess.>>34302493No. She knows you won't make Mato cry. You killed a man for her and ATE HER COOKING.Miku's awaiting the wedding day>>34302511Yay!Okay, then. Writing!
>>34302583>I'll figure something out, I guess.Have her ignore the awkward by trying to redirect the topic, only to have it become too much for her.
“Is there something bothering you?”She hesitates, then shakes her head. “I, uh, I just don't really know how to bring this up. Sorry...” She trails off.Ah, okay. You've had conversations like this before. You've just gotta let them get comfortable enough to broach the subject. “Don't worry about it,” you say, offering her a thousand-watt smile, “take your time. I'm in no hurry!”She nods. “Okay... thanks.”“No problem!” You reach into the pocket of your State Alchemist coat and produce the gifts Mokarin and Fate gave you- a weird top and a rather wicked-looking knife, respectively. “What's up with these, anyways? I don't mean to be rude, but... a top and a scary knife?”Miku blinks. “Oh! Mokarin's been fascinated by tops for awhile, now. I think it's something to do with her flight functionality. She's really interested in gyroscopic stabilization, I suppose.” She smiles, like a proud mother, which you guess she kind of is?Huh. That's pretty cool, you guess. She likes you enough to give you something she really likes.… You never expected a robot to be such a sweetheart.“And the knife...” She shrugs and slips the blade partway out of its sheath, where the light catches on it's edge and flashes in a way that is almost... intimidating? “I think Fate-chan just really likes edged weapons, and figures everyone should have one, or something.”She points to the blade and grins. “See that?”… You don't see anything. Just cold, black metal. “Nope.”“Exactly! No markings! Fate-chan machined this herself- it's one-of-a-kind, fireproof, and probably won't need sharpening anytime soon.”“Oh... that's- that's pretty cool, actually.”
She sheathes the knife again and hands it back to you. “... If you think those were weird, though...” She glances away from you and pauses.Ah, is she finally going for it? You put a reassuring hand on her shoulder. “I'm listening.”She swallows, nods, and continues, “Uh, you might wanna be ready for Mato-chan and Akane-chan's gifts, y'know?” She laughs awkwardly. “The important thing to remember is, Mato's not trying to propose, alright? She's just...”>“Propose...?” FREAK OUT.>Ask what Nee-chan did this time>Reassure her that you're used to this sort of thing by now.
>>34303365>“Propose...?” FREAK OUT.We don't even have a wedding-dress!
>>34303365>Reassure her that you're used to this sort of thing by now.
>>34303365>Reassure her that you're used to this sort of thing by now.We are prepared! I hope.
>>34303365>“Propose...?” FREAK OUT.Then calm down.>Reassure her that you're used to this sort of thing by now.
>>34303446WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT>>34303520>>34303592>Akarin is unfazed>>34303643Minor freak out -> tranquil pondOkay, writing!
You panic for a brief moment before regaining your composure.“... I wouldn't expect anything less,” you say evenly, and Miku nods.“Mato-chan just doesn't understand the heart of a maiden,” she notes, “and Akane-chan's a big weirdo.”You snicker at that. “That 'big weirdo' is your girlfriend, you know.”“Hey! She's MY big weirdo, thank you very much, and she can be really cool if the moment's right!”…The rest of the conversation is relatively normal, and, after a few minutes more, Mato and Nee-chan come into the room, Nee-chan bearing the cake and Mato carrying a couple of nicely-wrapped presents in her arms.You listen to, rather than endure, their remarkably-pleasant rendition of 'Happy Birthday to You', which is so good that you find yourself suspecting that Miku made them practice beforehand, and then it's time for you to blow out your candles and make a wish...What do you wish for?>???
>>34303956> MORE POW- Just kidding. More fun and happiness in Judgement and school, instead of suicidal wirdos trying to kill your waifu and crazy dream ladies.
>>34303956>Horizontal tango time with MatoNo? Alrighty!>That everyone stays happy!
>>34303956>FateXMokarin OTP make it happen! Oh and, more happyness with Mato, but you can do that yourself.
>>34304011UNLIMITED PO- err, fun and happiness and stuff!>>34304064Se- err, happiness!>>34304139LET MY SHIP SAIL STRAIGHT, O LORD>>34304201ICE CREAMAlright, lemme just get to writing, then!Let me know if we start to fall off the board, too, I suppose.