The continuing adventures of a vampire and her Anon.Twitter:https://twitter.com/QuestGuy1Sibella Quest Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=sibella%20questGhoul Quest Season 0: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B32Wff8dg015OVpoTDdfemVGcVE?usp=sharing"God...you're so good to me Anon." Sibella says leaning against the side of the garage. "I ask you to keep a secret and you keep that secret, even to the point of getting your supervisor mad with you." She flashes you a wan smile. "I'm sorry about all the shit I've caused you and yours.""There's nothing to be sorry about." You touch her shoulder. "And what do you mean "yours"? You're apart of that "yours" you know."She leans her head against you. "God you make me feel good. You welcome me into your home, into your life, you invite me in..."Sibella jerks suddenly from you. "...You invite me in..." She repeats to herself with a note of evident sadness."Sibella, what's wrong?"She shows you that weak, melancholic smile again before sitting down on the concrete ground. "Sit with me. We need to talk."You sit down. "What's up?""Oh...you mean besides the sky?" She gives an awkward chuckle. "Ah...I guess a lot of things...So I guess I'll just come out and say it. Anon, would you die for me?""What?""Just don't think about it. Just answer it. Would you die for me?"SAY? DO?
>>711316>"Yes."I mean, we /are/ Christian-ish. We know for a fact there's a heaven waiting, hell, we've been there. Death is hardly the worst thing that could happen. Damnation, on the otherhand, would suck real real bad.
Oh sweet, here we go, Sibella Quest!Been a while!QG, have you seen some of the recent art drawn of Sibella?
>>711316Considering the nature of our line of work, I think we'd be willing, giving our love for her. The risks are always open.That said, the obvious question to this is why is she asking?And guess what buddies, here is the list as always, WITH ACHIEVEMENTS!The date is rather saddening to look at but, you get the idea.Mechagirl Pitfighter when? We need to face that music at some point.
>>711316>"Yes, I love you.">Pull her closer.
Real quick before we really startI've been holding onto an Abby lewd for almost 2 monthshttp://pastebin.com/xjMt54bGand the first, non lewd part in case you forgothttp://pastebin.com/r7TA0Gui
>>711374...Yeah, that's a good point, why is she asking this?
>>711316"yes, but one-one's going to die, not you,not me, and not your bat, while I'm in charge"
>>711405We aren't in charge.But I like the basic thing, here - maybe instead say "while I'm around"?
>>711316>it's my job to be willing to die
>>711415we kicked our boss's ass, we're in charge
>>711425Yeah but do remember that we actually feel quite bad about it. I mean, it's more or less confirmed that Nayara likes us. She's mothering us.
>>711425But that wasn't for leadership, was it?
>>711419that's quite true.Child-Soldier of God and all that. Even in death, we might be made to serve in another hunter's e-tool.>>711431Assuming Anon knows what being mothered is like.
>>711440He doesn't, and that's what makes it adorable.
>>711439it was for personal capability, but she's a beast person and they establish dominance through fighting. And we fought and we won
>>711374>SpoilerHow many quests is a person allowed to run again? I already have three up.>>711396>Abby lewdMuch thanks anon. Christmas came early.>>711371>Recent drawsI haven't checked the October threads much Too many good storytimes. Enemy Ace! Usagi Yojimbo! Anything good?......"Yes. Death doesn't frighten me. I know what lies beyond. But I couldn't meet my reward knowing I failed to protect you in any way."A pensive darkening passes over her face. You scoot over and pull her close in response. "Sibella, I love you.""Don't!" She gasps and pulls away."Sibella, what's wrong? And what's behind this question really?""Whats wrong is I'm starting to feel like my father and I hate it."She pulls her legs close against herself. She seems to be almost trembling with emotion. You've never seen her this vulnerable, this scared."You invited me into your life and I'm ruining it. That's what my family does." She turns her head away from you. "People invite us in and then we...you know. And me saying I'm sorry, me constantly apologizing for keeping these secrets, it doesn't do anything. It doesn't make it right. My god. You were almost killed by an electronic ghost-vampire monster. That happened because of ME and MY business. What are you doing here anyway vampire hunter? Don't you know we're dangerous people?"SAY? DO?
>>711445And sad.>Naraya trying to get Anon something nice>"Anon, when's your birthday?">"I dunno. Padre, when's my birthday?">"I dunno.">"Abby?">"What's a birthday?">"Like Christmas, but not for Jesus.">"Oh. I dunno.">[Naraya's frustration intensifies]
>>711515Here's one I think Sibella might be willing to try on if we've been good
AWWW RIGHT WE'RE BACK!!!here's page 1 of the diner scene, hope y'all like it
>>711515>"Sibella. Sibella, look at me.">Take her hands>"I'm not afraid to die. Not for you. Not for love. Being hurt protecting someone? That's what I was born to do. For God, for the innocent, for you... it's my purpose. But even if I wasn't, even if I didn't have Abby or Costilla, or my saints, I'd still be here, with you. No matter what."
>>7115154 threads at a time. But you should pace yourself. But I do want us to continue that quest, we were starting to get into a groove.>Say/Do"Sibella, you know why I'm here...or at least, why I WAS here. But, well, that's changed. I know vampires CAN be dangerous. And yet, you've proved to me that you aren't just a dangerous person...Look, do you want to talk about it?"This is all I have for now, if anyone wants to chime in with their two cents.>>711520I guess Nayara is just going to have to turn to god to get an answer.>>711586Awwww yeah! Crunch, you're back!
>>711515>if there's anything I know, it's vampires ruining my life, and that isn't what you're doing
>>711515I thought her dad was getting nicer?Anyway, can we say we'd do the same for Benny, the Padre, Abby, etc?And maybe also throw in some reassurance that, given what we've seen of her, she isn't evil or cruel or anything like that which she seems to fear?She can't really blame herself for what's going on - the world can be a dangerous place, after all....Am I expressing myself well here?Feels like I'm mostly rambling.Also, have another pic
>>711586This is great, Crunch.Sibella looks amazing!
>>711600>"Sibella look at me.">"I am the Vampire now"
>>711619I think this one is new...
>>711619I wonder what happens to Abbey if Anon becomes a vampire.
>>711586Here is page 2>>711601It's good to be back! These threads have good people>>711609Thank you! >>711515>say/do"what am I doing here? I am trying to comfort my girlfriend, no matter how dangerous she thinks she is."
>>711656Oh that's well said.
>>711641I've been here since the pizza store brawl
>>711676Wow, did not mean to quote you, sorry about that.Was just intending to post another picture since QG asked if there were any good ones.
>>711656cute. Hope the comic is completed, cause this is looking great.>Patiently waits for ARTTRANCE.EXE
>>711515Everyone is dangerous. Everyone can hurt anybody else.Sometimes people you trust will hurt you unintentionally. Or on purpose.But, more often than not, I like to think people choose not to hurt others.And that's what makes most things possible, regardless of how dangerous people are, I choose to believe most are good people.And avoid harm where they can.That goes for ghosts, werewolves, and most vampires too.Besides, danger is sort of part of my job description isn't it?
>>711696I haven't forgotten ya, Art trance anon! I'm putting it under spoilers cuz it's not in theme with the questAnd I'm posting it here now cuz I don't know if I'll be able to participate if the new Mech thread is next week I got a lot of overtime last week, and it looks like I'll have to stay late every day this week tooI hope you like it
>>711758Crunch.... that's fucking godlike.
>>711758Worth the wait, nice job!
>>711758Beautiful Crunch. Simply beautfiul. Makes me happy for when we next go into an art trance. I want Ash and Fox Fire to just watch. Not to mention Diana and Yurei whenever they show up.
So we've got a lot of suggestions here, these workable QG?
>>711806Knowing him, he's going to try and incorporate as many as possible. Just takes time.
>>711812the list goes on and on when you include Sherry, and her harem. Lesath is like no bot they've ever seen before.
>>711600>>711601>>711606>>711656"What am I doing here? I am trying to comfort my girlfriend no matter how dangerous she thinks she is. Sibella, look at me..." You take her hands up in yours. "You know why I'm here...or at least, why I WAS here. But well, that's changed. I know vampires CAN be dangerous. If there's anything I know its vampires ruining my life, and that isn't what you're doing...look, do you want to talk about it? You say you're afraid of becoming like your dad, but your dad's been pretty chill sense WW2.""It doesn't change what he did. It doesn't change Mina Harker. She was his first real love, the first person to make him feel...like I feel about you now...""You're saying I'm a demure Victorian woman?" You try to add some humor to the conversation."I'm saying when he met the first person he loved he wanted to enslave her. To control her.""You aren't enslaving me.""Am I? Everything I've asked you to do you do. Every secret I've asked you to kept you've kept. And...and you would die for me...I...I don't want you to be my Renfield...""I'd die for any of my friends-Father Costilla, Abby, Benny, Nayara-""....You know there's this interesting theory one of my brothers has. He's a big history and culture guy. You saw him the other night, the one that looks like a walking thrift store? That was him. Well, his idea is that the cultural idea of a "vampire" has existed way before we were actually created. All around the world communities have this idea of an outsider that infiltrates the community and ruins it. Its how they would apply a face to stuff like disease or an untimely death or bad crops. If you lived in the Mid-East you'd blame the jinn. If you lived in ancient Greece you'd blame the manes. If you lived in Japan you'd blame foxes. So then we show up. A bunch of Italian Renaissance alchemists get together and say "man is the measure of all things. So lets make a man made of all men, lets make the perfect man". And they make these test-tube messiahs. They'd carry the blood of all races, all nations. They'd live forever. They'd learn everything there is to know and become philosopher kings. They'd be like little Christs-"This is my body, this is my blood" and all that. Of course we know what the Church thought about this blasphemy. And all that hunting just encouraged us to feed in secret. It turned what was meant to be a sacred rite into breaking into houses and biting necks. But my brother's idea is that in addition we had the cultural script of the "supernatural outsider" influencing us and the communities around us. We thought of ourselves as predators, people thought of us as predators. We brought folklore to life basically. Now isn't that a comforting thought? That there's nothing wrong with us vampires. Its just culture. People like my brother Lucan think that we can redeem our race, that we can be the super-humans the ancient alchemists believed us to be. But I know the truth." -cont
>>711840Hmm, guess we're going to have to even up the unequal relationship.
>>711908Got any idea how?
>>711921I have a couple ideas...
>>711921I mean, really it seems that we actually do need to push more, and be our own anon.In reality, I don't quite know the answer, we're going to have to wait and see first. But it does seem like Nayara was right. Seems like we have been far too delicate.
>>711840'I've lived with vampires. I AM a vampire. I can't help but know the truth. The truth is that we are predators, and I don't mean in a badass sort of way. You see a lot of vampires like Revanna talk us up as these alpha-creatures, sexually and socially dominant. But that's bullshit. We're leeches. We're mosquitos. Sometimes you get a prideful vampire say something like "humans are our cattle!" but that's a lie. We depend on humans. We need you guys. And you don't need us in return. And I'm not talking about the blood thing. I'm talking about you guys giving us a purpose. We wouldn't have a reason to live without humans. We're obsessed with how they see us and whether they want to worship us or hunt us. Werewolves find their purpose in the pack but we find purpose in humanity. We keep creating images of ourselves for people. You think Lucan wears that mask for us? You think Revanna is a rock star for vampires? We keep comparing ourselves to you, wondering if we're sub-human or super-human. We keep trying...not so much to fit into human society as control it or manipulate it or push it as far away from us as we can. You know how predators hunt? Winnie told me one time. They don't chase down prey. They wait just a little ways off. Just enough to see the prey. That's where vampire are. Just a little ways off from people. And they watch. And they wait. And they find a way into the center-a weakling in the herd. We do that. We recruit outcasts and misfits and people into this gothic medieval alpha-class image we created. Its in our nature to target the trusting, and the good, and the big hearted idiots that...that..." Sibella sniffs. "...That are just so damn trusting, and nice, and make you feel so good to be around..."SAY? DO?
>>711963Say that we don't think she is a leech, talk about all the things vampires have given back, talk about how she gives us purpose.That's all a really interesting take on vampires, by the way.
>>711963>Its in our nature to target the trusting, and the good, and the big hearted idiots that...that..." Sibella sniffs. "...That are just so damn trusting, and nice, and make you feel so good to be around..."Am I reading too far into this or was it Sibella's original intent to "target" us?
>>711963So, she has issues with being a vampire and think she isn't worthy?
>>711963>Hug her, even if she doesn't want to be hugged.>"Sibella, I've spent my whole life fighting. Back in my room, there's a chest, full of vampire fangs that Costilla has had me collect from every vampire I've put down. I'm not proud of it. I don't like it. It's something I do because he asks me to do it. An acquired cruelty, just like your politicking and manipulations and lies.">"Everyone has parts of themselves they don't like. Of their people, their history. And it's okay. I'm here, for you, because I want to be. Because I know that you love me back.">>712031That would definitely be an interesting possibility.>>712032Pretty much.She's been, by her admission, all take and not a lot of give in this relationship.
>>711963I'm not sure there is much more that I can add. But I feel like asking what she might want from us, and also asking if she talks about this with anyone else. Because I feel like that's kind of a big point.
>>711963"What I'm hearing is vampires are eternally clique-y highschool kids convinced they're special and artistic regardless of capacity and read way too much Ayn Rand.""Is that what you are trying to say?">Tease/Hassle"If you were asking me things I considered unreasonable I'd buck it.""I don't want you to come to harm, like I said, or any of my friends- I'm willing to do what I have to protect the people I care about.""That means putting my life on the line for people I've never met. Why wouldn't it include you?""You aren't your father, you know? And you don't have to be. Just be yourself."
>>711963We should try to defuse the situation"You think vampires are superflous? Check out mammals, we could all disappear at the same exact moment and arthropods wouldn't care. I don't know how those people who don't believe in god can exist with that existentian dread over them"As an atheist, the fedora-est that exist, it pains me to do so. But i believe she could be happier if we evangelized her. Find a purpose in God, or something
>>712047>>712032>>712031>>712016"You aren't a leech." You say brushing aside her tears. "Not to me you aren't. And don't sell your people short. You old man has done a hell of a lot of good sense he turned his life around. And you talk about humans giving you guys purpose...you give me purpose."You pull her close."Don't touch me!" She snaps and pulls away but you hold her tight until she stops squirming and collapses sobbing in your arms. "Sibella, I've spent my whole life fighting. Back in my room, there's a chest, full of vampire fangs that Costilla had me collect from every vampire I've put down. I'm not proud of it. I don't like it. Its something I do because he asks me to do it. A required cruelty, just like your politicking and manipulations and lies. Everyone has parts of themselves they don't like. Of their people, their history. And its okay. I'm here for you because I want to be. Because I know that you love me back.""Oh Anon...I didn't think this would happen. When I first met you I...I thought I was going to manipulate you. I thought you would be my enemy and I'd have to seduce all your secrets from you. But I love you Anon. I love you so much it scares me. I'm so afraid...its real love and I've never felt anything like it. I'm so afraid that I'm going to dominate your life like my father dominated Mina's life. I need you Anon, more than I thought any vampire could ever need a human..."SAY? DO?
>>712191>I'd have to seduce all your secrets from you.Start reciting embarassing facts about us. Like that time Anon was a kid and was trying to take a peek under Abby's dress or shit like thatLet's be the goof she feels comfortable aroundAlso, before i forget. Last thread there was some discussion about taking Sibella's family name as ours, because we didn't have any. While that's fine and dandy, we do have a family name. We are Anon Costilla after all
>>712191>"You are not your father, Sibella. You have not lived his life, committed his sins, or taken the lives he has.">"You are your own person, with your own life, your own struggles, loves, and faults.">"And I need you too. In a way I never dreamed I'd be lucky enough to see. You're so beautiful and loving and I'm so scared that I'm going to wake up one day and be right back where I was before I met you.">Just hold her, she probably just needs that right now>Dip into that partially lost French accent we've got.
>>712191"If it's any consolation. I'm scared too, Sibella. I'm scared that I could hurt you, that I could anger you in such a way that you wouldn't want to be with me. I'm scared that my actions could hurt you, my friends, my family. People I don't want to hurt. I'm scared that people on my side will hurt your people. And I'm sure you're scared of the other side too. But I also know one other thing Sibella. I love you. I think the two of us know that we love each other. So lets talk about it for a while? Hunter to Queen."May also be time for a kiss. I don't know.
>>712252>Like that time Anon was a kid and was trying to take a peek under Abby's dress or shit like thatSomething other than this would probably be better.>>712263Kissing would be good.
>>712191Well, I don't see you as dominating or anything, except maybe when you're putting on airs in public or the like.You can get forceful, or demanding sometimes I guess...And I could see how me being generally pretty easy going could look weird from the outside...I don't see you as any of that really so much as I think of you a partner in this.I'd be here doing my whole investigator thing either way. You help where you can and help keep me level when things go south.I think that's worth whatever trouble you might bring with you personally.
One more Sibella pic because why not.
>>712267It's embarassing and harmless enough if we were an awkward an horny teenager at the time
>>712262"You aren't your father Sibella." You speak tenderly to her. "You have not lived his life, committed his sins, or taken the lives he has. You are your own person with your own life, your own struggles, loves, and faults..." You decide to turn up the charm, dipping slightly into the French accent you used to have to work to suppress. "And I need you too. I never dreamed I'd be lucky enough to have you. You're so beautiful and loving and I'm so scared I'm going to wake up one day and be right back where I was before I met you."You hold her close and let the moment stretch. You feel her, and she feels you, and there is nothing else in the world."It its any consolation I'm scared too Sibella. I'm scared that I could hurt you, that I could anger you in such a way that you wouldn't want to be with me. I'm scared that my actions could hurt you, my friends, my family-people I never want to hurt.""I feel exactly the same way." Sibella says hugging you tighter. "Exactly the same way.""I'm scared that people on my side will hurt your people. And I'm sure you're scared of the reverse."Sibella nods, too choke up with tears for anything but an "um hm"."But I know one other thing Sibella. I love you. I think the two of us know we love each other. So lets talk about it for a while? Hunter to Queen.">>712267You crush your lips to Sibella's and the two of you tumble to the ground. You feel the smoothness of her body through her silk dress. You smell her hair. You feel your tongue pass by her fangs.Her finger tips grip into your back and Sibella pulls you on top of herself. "I love you." She whispers intimately. "Its the only way I know how to describe it. I love you I love you I love you."The two of you relax. Sibella curls herself on your lap like a cat. You absent mindedly play with her dark purple hair. >>712252"So you wanted to seduce all my secrets from me eh?" You start turning on some of that goofball charm she loves. "Welllll I one time dined and dashed back in Louisiana-couldn't be helped, lost my wallet saving co eds in the bayou from the Masked Mardi-Gras Slasher. And then there was the time I five finger discounted a copy of "Werewolf Bedroom Alpha Duels" ..."Sibella laughs. "Oh stop. You're embarrassing even me!">>712277"You know, I don't see you as dominating or anything, except maybe when you're putting on airs in public or the like. You can get forceful or demanding sometimes I guess...""Hey now!""You get kind of cranky when you're low on blood.""Hmph!" She protests cutely. "Well some of us get low on energy when we do all the work fighting evil.""Oh really? All the work?" You lovingly stroke her cheek."Oh yes all of it. You're so lazy Anon. You ought to take your cue from Gregroy. He knows how to treat one of the noble blood.""You know you're really cute when you're haughty."Sibella grins. "I know, aren't I?"-cont
>>712191>Say/do?"well, I'm not TOTALLY opposed to the seduction...">pause for sibella to punch usAt some point we should ask Sibella about her plans to have Vampires become more humanitarian and beneficial to mankind. It was a point brought up by the electric game ghost and I think sharing that info would make Narya less cranky with us.>>711767>>711785>>711790I live for the anons approval, I'm glad you like it
>>712582>"You know you're really cute when you're haughty."Also kinda hot - then again might not be good to say that
>>712582>>712589"You know you're also pretty cute when you're seductive..."Sibella gives you a playful punch in the arm."Ouch. That hurt!""Oh, is the invincible vampire hunter hurt by the demure little vampire princess?""Demure little vampire princess that tamed the Lord of the Flies.""You know.." Sibella muses with a playful glint in her eye. "I got this idea for something fun we could do this evening...""I'm listening...""Well...how much did you like "Werewolf Bedroom Alpha Duels?""Woah now...I've had that thought to, but I don't think Winnie's boyfriend is into that kind of stuff...""Not that you goof!" She punches you in the arm again. "I mean well...how do you feel about displays of dominance?""Go on...""Its sort of awkward to just talk about it but...would you by any chance have access to a whip?"SAY/DO?THIS SOUNDS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY. YOU'D LOVE TO PLAY SIMON BELMONT TONIGHT.YOU'D PREFER TO TAKE THINGS MORE SLOW FOR NOW. MAYBE JUST SOME LATE NIGHT CUDDLING.YOU'D PREFER SOMETHING LESS KINKY.
>>712684I think you know my answer
>>712684>I think I can find one that doesn't have a dead saint living in it.>Though I'm pretty sure Florian wouldn't mind chipping in.>That's, ah, if you want our first time to be... like that.
>>712684>This sounds up your alley>Laugh about it a bitWell we could, just maybe something a little less kinky and more heavy on the intimacy next time.... So exactly as kinky in a different direction that she might be mostly but not be 100% comfortable with next time
>>712582>Werewolf Bedroom Alpha DuelsBueno.jpgDo we still have that around? Also, i hope she doesn't asks Winnie how we met in too much detail. She might start connecting the points and realize we lost to Wanon
>>712684>THIS SOUNDS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY. YOU'D LOVE TO PLAY SIMON BELMONT TONIGHT.Because duh.
>>712684Laugh about whip, go for cuddle
Go for the whip thing, then realize we are way over our head and drop spaghetti
>>712684Start with cuddling tonight. But mention that there is some interest. And who knows where the night might go...Can she soundproof a room. This is important.I don't think we have a whip. But we can find ways to improvise...
>>712779No, no dropping spaghetti.
>>712805drop all spaghetti
>>712915I think we've gotten suffieciently comfortable to not spaggheti too hard.
>>712891Shouldn't you be worried about your own romance life, Benny?
>>712942spaghoots don't care, spaghoots are tactical missles made to destroy your chance at intercourse
>Next time around>Blindfolds and sensory deprivation for what amounts to kinky trust exercises with your ridiculously self conscious vampire girlfriend.
>>712722>>712713>>712706>>712699"Yeah, I think I can find one that doesn't have a dead saint living in it. Although I'm 90 percent certain Florian wouldn't mind chipping in.""Oh no, no E-tool...this is going to be a classic showdown. Vampire Queen of Darkness vs Heroic slayer...""Sense your'e going to be bad does that mean you're going to wear something nice?""You'll see...">>712785"Can you soundproof the room?""Certainly. I'll borrow on of those sound absorbing machines Lucan uses to avoid driving us all insane with his laboratory experiments.""I'd also like to start things with some cuddling, maybe work up from there.""We can do that. It'll give us something to do while we discuss the...rules of engagement...""-Ahem-"Damn it, there's always something!You look up and see the armored form of Hahaiah floating calmly above you. "You wanted to know when Nayara awoke? She's up, and she wishes to speak to you.""I'll go uh, make things ready at the castle. For you to arrive and help me manage the investigation on my family's end. And things..." Sibella says scrambling to her feet."I'll be seeing you later Queen of Vampires..." You tease.Sibella blushes. "Anon...not in front of him!" In a flash she transforms herself into her cute furry faced bat form and flies squeaking into the evening sky......You find Nayara sitting up on the couch in the warehouse. Abby flutters about her. "Are you sure I can't get you something to drink? Are you sure nothing's broken? Do you have a headache? Don't rise so quickly?""Ah, don't fret over me." Nayara waves her away. "He knocked me out, not drop a nuke on me...ah there you are." Her brightly colored eye turn to you. "Hey there Anon. Looks like you beat me fair and square." She offers you a handshake and you accept."Man...you kicked my tail but good. All three of my saints against all three of yours and I couldn't win a single engagement. You got a right to be proud of yourself.""I'm sorry he overdid it Nayara. Anon can be such a brute at times..." Abby says."It's fine. If anyone overdid anything it was me. I should have cried uncle...well, you licking me doesn't change how I feel about your leadership Anon. But I know now that what you do you do with conviction. That's good. I can get behind that if nothing else. Just...just be careful okay? If things ever get hard, and I know I probably shouldn't be saying this after you owned me but...if its ever too hard...I can take over."SAY? DO?
>>712684Say/Do"I'll be your Simon Belmont tonight, princess">anon thinks of pic related
>>712991We appreciate the sentiment, and maybe say something like we now understand she really only wants what's best for the team; we are all on the same side and we really appreciate her being here.
>>712991I get that, and it's not like I don't want to hear your thoughts on things even if they don't really match up with my views.I think multiple viewpoints tend to be best for reaching conclusions anyway.It's not like it doesn't make sense anyway, from the outside I probably just look like some punk kid in over his head.And...yeah, sometimes it feels that way, but that's why I do things the way I do.It isn't how werecreatures do stuff by a long shot I suppose, but in my own way I still expect my people to have my back you know?At any rate, I do appreciate the concern if nothing else.
>>712991>"I... appreciate it, I guess. I'm glad you understand where I'm coming from when I do what I do, even if you don't always approve. As far as SI allies go, I could have gotten much worse than you, Naraya.">"So.... now what happens?"
>>713055>>712991Addendum: Thanks for trying to look out for me in your own way.
>>712991Thank you. I appreciate the sentiment. I will do the best that I can, and I am sure that if I need to talk with you. I will.Are you sure you don't want or need anything? That fight...it was kind of...heated and well...
>>713035>>713055>>713072"I get that, and its not like I don't want to hear your thoughts on things even if they don't really match up with my views. I understand now that you really only want whats best for the team. We are all on the same side and I really do appreciate you being here.""I still probably look like a total bitch though, right? I come in here to your group and start throwing my weight around and when it comes to walk the talk you stomp me hard.""Not a tall. I know a few things about beast people. From the outside i probably look just like some punk kid way in over his head, a pup needing to be put back in is place for his own good. And yeah...sometimes I feel like that. But I'm set in my path. My conviction is solid."Nayara nods."I really do appreciate your concern. As far as SI allies go I could have gotten much worse than you, Nayara.""I'll try to keep up your faith in me.""So...what's the plan for the investigation?""Well..." Nayara says stretching out on the couch and making you feel uncomfortable in her shorts and sports bra. "The Castle is opening part of itself to the public tomorrow. We know that the Master has some kind of connection to Sibella and her family. He specifically targeted her with those blood mercenaries and Sibella knew the last victim. We can start interviewing members of the family, see if anything shakes loose. And we know she's investigating the statues from her angle. It would help to network with whoever she's recruited from her family to help her...and of course we can do some snooping around."SAY? DO?OPERATION COFFIN INFILTRATION IS GO FOR TOMORROWNO SNEAKING AROUND THE CASTLE. WE KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE LEVEL AND JUST TALK TO HER FAMILY
>>713204Hold off on the snooping. It would be kind of shitty right after that emotional scene about trust and giving up secrets.
>>713204>NO SNEAKING AROUND THE CASTLE. WE KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE LEVEL AND JUST TALK TO HER FAMILY
>>713204>Just talk to them like people doI mean yeah, there's a possibility of going full interrogation scene but that's part of the job.If we just so HAPPEN to overhear things we're not supposed to while mingling? So much the better.
>>713280"happen"Infiltration can be done in a number of ways.One way is to totally be there for legitimate reasons, no lie, nuh uh, not at all.
>>713204>"Can we use the duel to get closer to the Draculas? Ah, information-wise, I mean."
>>713298We haven't announced that duel. Just as a heads up.
>>713204You know, her brother did challenge me to a duel, if I win we can outright just request key information from him without having to snoop too much and get lost in Castle Dracula
>>713334>>713204Might be a good idea to mention.
>>713328Oh! Whoops, sorry, memory slipped.
>>713334>>713344>>713298MENTION DUEL? YES OR NO?
>>713359No. We need to speak with Sibella about this in private. I don't want to go into dueling him. Especially since I don't really wish to kill him.
>>713359I say yes.
>>713359>YESif we fight Lucan without explaining why we're fighting Lucan it might lead to our allies fighting Lucan and possibly getting killed by Lucan.How many times can I say Lucan?
>>713379>Inb4 we start the duel by saying his name three times in the bathroom mirror
>>713359Yes>>713367Doesn't have to be to the death. We can set up rules and shit.
>>713367>>713375>>713379>>713459 3 to 1 in favor of mentioning the duel. I'll leave the voting open until tomorrow.Got to get some sleep now. Threads stay up a longggg time in our new home/ghetto so I'll continue to sporadically update this thread and my other two quests. Keep that tab open!>>713379By the way Crunch, GREAT art in this thread today! Any chance for Winnie vs White Fell art? Maybe even Winnie vs Sibella playing lesbian kiss chicken?
>>713505Okay. Good to know QG. See you later.
>>713505Thanks QuestGuyI'll see what I can do this week, my day job got really hectic with Hurrican Matthe
I mean is there any reason not to mention the duel?I don't think we'd need to kill Lucan - if nothing else, Belial would encourage him to hold back so we don't think he's going for the kill (because if we do he gets attacked by Belial and then bad things happens to him), so the risk would be minimal.
>>713505Thank you for running. Good thing we are on good terms with catmom. Now we have to train Benny's catgf so she doesn't end up making a fool of herself
Real Wendigo Hours are back, baby!
>>713763Let's talk about somethingWhat we'll do when it comes to the duel between Char and WinnieI still propose we send a disguised Belial to harass her, without actually attacking, of course.
>>714287Personally I just think that it would be better just to give Char a heads up on what Winnie is capable of, and her modus operandi instead of directly intervening. Anything more than that is hardly fair and would just piss off all parties involved
Also, does anyone have the descriptions of Fur Fur and the other three demons we say at the end of day 1?Can't seem to find them on the archive
>>714427I see no damage in giving her a few training sessions>>713505Ask Nayara to check out our five We tell her about the duel
>>714287Best chance we've got, I think, is hoping Char could end up with that third badass demon that we'll be meeting soon.Then she'll have a chance.I don't think Belial would want to harass Winnie given they're total fangirls of her.
Winnie quest never ever?
>>714427This seems a lot more fair, yeah.Plus, Winnie is our friend too. If she ever found out, we'd lose a lot of trust.>>715433One day, Anon.
>>715433Just about a year ago my friendBut it will returnAnd you will be behind
>>715446>implying I wasn't there when it started
>>715454Then why did you ask
>>715488BECAUSE IT'S BEEN NEAR A YEAR AND SIBELLA IS A SLUUUUUUT!
>>715624Well we still have Elsa and Tanis to go tooWhen did we even start Sibella? I know this has been the longest one, but I'm enjoying itAnd, speaking of Tanis, I hope QG doesn't let this newfangled Angry/Punk Tanis rub off on him
>>715638I'm pretty sure he'll stick with his original granola girl Tanis.
>>713505Mention the duel
When we spend our private time with Sibella, we should pick a safeword in Enochian. Because if you're going to be a deviant, you might as well use the Language of the Angels for that extra naughtiness.
Good news, kids!It's the collectible card game everyone no one asked for!It's the Ars Goethia CCG! That's right you and your friends can collect and get to know these incredible demons!Learn about who they were and what they can offer you now!Here is Number 35, Marchosias. He wants to be your friend! He was a mighty general of god lower case and now commands thirty legions in hell with the title of Marquis of hell. Wow, now that's an improvement!Did you know he used to have beautiful wings and be really handsome before he was cast out of heaven?Did you know he still hopes to be forgiven and be allowed back? The miserable weakling!Did you know he was betrayed and abandoned by god? that's right! Just like you!And guess what? You actually can talk to him!That's right, on the back of each card there are instructions to contact your favorite demons so you can talk to them and ask them for stuff!Oh, what's with the frowny face? You don't think you are powerful enough to command a demon yourself? Is your family against you making new friends? Well, that's bad. They are just sheep in the herd, decieved by the dancing lightsNo problem! You can come right up to the Church of Satan and one of our friendly members can help you!What are you waiting for? Go get them all! They are 72 new friends That can grant you incredible power and they are waiting for you to find them!
>>715638>Angry/Punk TanisIsn't she like a social worker now?
>>715978I wonder how different things would be if we'd gotten Lucifer instead of Belial.
>>715991Is he in the Ars Goetia?Belial was the most powerful we could get our hands on
>>715992I derped, he super isn't.I was thinking of Baal.
>>715986That is the QG plan, I would assume based on old discussions.There is a art movement going around for Tanis to be angry because she's short forever, the oldest of the ghouls by being a mummy, and treated like a kid. So she's become foul mouthed and foul tempered, it's funny, but not really what I'd want either.
>>716002Y'know. i always found that weird.Let's say you have a character that is 1 gorillon years old but looks 20 or 30 and they start dating a human.Now most people would think this is creepy, but if they spent pretty much all of that time in isolation. Then what is their actual age?The amount of time they have existed, or the time they grew up as a person?How old would Tanis actually be if she spent 90% of her existance in a sarcophagus?
>>716018I always prefered loli Tanis, in part because i never saw any attempt to age her up that wasn't horrible, Also, i am a horrible human being.But this one? This one is really good.Have an exited rubber ducky.
>>716029PlagueofGripes is a man of great talent and terrible mind.
>>716033Oh, Plague! Should have known.That guy is legendary.
>>716047He is a treasure.But, like, one of those terrible ones, like a tin full of baby teeth your great grandparent passed on to you that you keep stored away in the attic and can't find anymore to throw it out.
>>716053What's wrong with him? Other than using that horrible Tumblr theme
>>716119Oh, his brain is just full of horrifying things.Listen to any of his youtube videos for long enough, he has a terrifying imagination.
>>715992Speaking of which, I'm so glad we got Belial.Not only are they awesome, they are also shaping up to be pretty great friends.Might not last if we play mario party, tho
>>716219Hey, Belial!>Which one?What?>Are you talking to me or to me?Uh? No, you in general. Do you want to play a game?>Why would i want to play one of your human games?Becuase i am challenging you?>Good point. What do you want to play?Monopoly
>>715978Does it come with an ARG app?
>>716296No, the church of Satan can't program for shit.Unless you mean it like that SCP that is a demon that fucks around with cellphones and stalks you in real life. Then yes, but that is an unnintended side effect
>>715925>EnochianArp allar Babalond...>>716018This is probably what she looks like when she's playing mediator for the gods.>>715978>Goetic CCGThat's actually really cool.>>715986Yeah, she also helps out Char at her church.>>716138>making youtube videosNot even once. I did an LP of Gameboy Dragon Warrior Monsters back in high school. Never again.>Duel"Well, I don't think we should risk upsetting anyone by sneaking around, especially when I already have a way to earn some respect and maybe win some answers. You see Sibella has a brother named Lucan and he's challenged me to a duel." You say taking out the leader of challenge and giving it to Nayara. "Wait a minute hold on." Nayara bolts straight up and puts her hands on your shoulders. "I am not letting you do something as reckless as fighting a Dracula in a duel!""Hey, don't worry, don't worry." You feel awkward with her fretting over you. What's her deal? Does she still not think you're capable of taking care of yourself even after your fight? "He's letting me decide the terms of engagement. I"m not going to fight him to the death or anything like that.""Well that's a relief....heh, when you put it like that its actually kind of funny. Sibella has an overprotective brother! That's kind of cute.""I don't think its funny..." Abby says wringing her hands. "I mean so its not to the death its still a fight. And Sibella did say her brother is a schemer. I bet he's going to use whatever you do to turn the family against you. If you play nice he'll call you a coward, if you play aggressive he'll call you a vampire hater. If you win he'll court sympathy, if you lose you'll look weak. There's no way we can win at this...I don't even think we can win if you declined the duel, he'll just call you a coward then...""Abby, Abby, chill." You say. "I got this.""Well do you? So you accept his duel tomorrow-what are the rules?" Nayara asks.WHAT WILL THE TERMS OF THE DUEL BE?
>>716352Two circles of 1 meter of diameter are drawn on the floorThe circles are 6 meters apart, counting from the centerEach one goes in a circleThe first to make the other leave their own circle, without resorting to physically attacking their opponent, winsWe sic Belial on himToo scumbag?
>>716352>Yeah, she also helps out Char at her church.Do we know that in-universe? This is important.
>>716367That doesn't fit well with our abilities.
>>716352>Arp allar BabalondThat's lewd.Absolutely should be our Safe Phrase.Bella will be thrilled.Glad to see you remembered to use the right trip this time.Can we ask what duels the Draculas have conducted, historically?Like, straight up lethal combat, races, sex marathons, what?
>>716374What abilities? If we make him piss his pants, there will be no way he'll twist the defeat into something that benefits him.We can then take his tail... Uh, his mask
>>716395our ability is focused on fighting, not trying to out-social some vampire dude.
>>716380How about >Noncf lel
>>716400If we don't out-social him. The our victory, if we win, will be meaningless.
>>716373Anon doesn't know. Benny just knows her as "the nice lady with the burns that fixes really good tea and helps out Char and sometimes gives me relationship advice".Sibella doesn't know. Tanis is involved in helping out a lot of charities and she doesn't keep track of the details.Its one of those things that's flying under the radar. Something for characters to go "aha!" about later when the stumble on the connection.>>716374>>716367We can do it, and Belial can certainly push his ass out of the circle. But if we do we need to make sure its established what a "physical attack" is otherwise expect him to argue that summons count when he loses.SHOULD WE CHALLENGE HIM TO A CIRCLE DUEL?>>716380The duels have typically been of a combative nature and fought among vampires. Rarely have they been to the death, more often they've been to first blood. They typically involve weapons from pistols to rapier to elephant rifles and maxim guns in a couple of very memorable cases. There have also been hypnotic duels of will.>>716400Well duels are sort of where out-fighting and out-social intersect. Or is that war?
>>716352>DuelWe could play like an actual game. A test of skill or luck rather than cowardice or anything else that could be spun against us.
>>716417Like a videogame?Anon's already established his gamer credentials.
>>716424Oh right, I forgot about that. Maybe.
I'd like something where we could subtly remind mister vampire that if he tries any shit (either during the actual duel or trying to run damage control by somehow turning this into him being better than Sibella even if he loses), we might get annoyed enough at him to ask Belial to deal with the problem that is him being around.
>>716411>Belial can certainly push his ass out of the circle.No, i don't mean it like that. If Belial pushed him out of the circle then that could mean he can throw something at us. Like a potion. Alchemists then to have good throwing arms.No, i mean like appearing suddenly and scaring him into backing off.Having an aspect of THE prince of hell suddenly appearing in front of you has to have some effect on you. Even if you are a vampire.>>716411>Anon doesn't know.Oh, that's too bad. Because i've been seeing a lot of strange things about our current mission with Sibella and i want to bring them up to Nayara.This one little fact would be the proberbial "straw that broke the camel's back" But i don't want to metagame
>>716411Nah I don't really like this duel. It hinges too much on Belial doing enough to him.I mean first blood could work, or a traditional wrestling circle style duel where the first one to leave it loses.This is tricky and I don't know what is the best answer.
>>716445Same. I'm terrible about carefully rigging things to my favor in RPG's.Plus, I'm iffy on a physical duel, because as good as we are, Sibella's brother probably didn't just buy those tokens he carries around.
Oh shit, we have to rememeber he probaly has our blood.At least LJN had it.
What if wedo a sort of TRON gladiatorial style thing, like with light cycles?
>>716449Physical conflict means that Belial gets to wreck him.We have a favor from her around, and curbstomping that smug jackass would be good.Possibly combined with a threat of "you better fucking not try and spin this as if you're hot shit or that Sibella sucks or I'll ask Belial to do a repeat of the LJN thing"
>>716457Fuck, we still have him in our heads. We can let him go for a little while so he gets to say >"Don't do it boss. Game over, man. Game over."
>>716457My big worry is, Sibella was able to pretty easily dominate her demons and I don't want him to lock eyes with Belials and suddenly turn her on us, from the inside/soul-out
QG, can we just go "whatever will let me use the trump card of Belial in case he tries anything">>716466Sibella seems special, though?And, well, there's a difference between what she controlled and Belial....Right?
>>716474If you are willing to metagameShe is able to mermerize Abby. but we don't know this for ceirtainBelial seems to be in a whole other level. Or is she?Halalahahalahalal seems convinced he and Abby could take her on in her current state.But we don't really know if that's true, considering neither Hahaiel or Belial would be willing to admit they are at a disadvantage
>>716474Whatever we challenge him to Belial will be able to help us and auto-win the challenge if we want her to. The trick will be either beating him without her for the prestige or getting her to win for us in such a way that won't make him and the audience cry bullshit.>>716466>>716474>>716454There are loose threads...but consider this. If Lucan was able to do what Sibella can regarding demons and angels wouldn't she have told us? At the very least she would have told Abby to stay away from him.So no, Lucan doesn't have Sibella's special powers.DUEL OPTIONS:TRON LIGHT CYCLE DUELA ROUND OF TEAM HERCULOIDS 2FIRST OUT OF THE CIRCLE FIGHTFIRST BLOOD FIGHT Dance off bro, you and me SELECT THE DUEL!
>>716518>FIRST OUT OF THE CIRCLE FIGHTSimple stuff.
>>716518I am tempted to suggest strip poker, if only for the mental image of seeing a proud vampire sitting naked with his mask still on because he prefers to go naked before taking that off.Ah, gonna go with First Blood
>>716518Going with first blood.We've got Belial, he can't mindcontrol demons, boom, we win.
>>716518>FIRST BLOOD FIGHT
>>716518>Dance off.Alternatively, knights of old were legendary for their shit talking duels whose name I forget
>>716891Nah, we can tell off demons, gods, and angels. Vampires are outside our area of expertise.And you know what they say, the devil knows more for being old than for being the devil
Tie between dance off and first blood.>>716891Darn, I know what you're talking about but I can't think of the name either. It syncs well with our "Christian Knight and Vampire Princess" theme.
>>717020First blood. Chaanging my vote.
>>717020Nice, got back just in time to vote dance off
If we vote for the dance off, can we choose Belial as our companion?It has equals amount of non-threatening and threatening, at the same time.
>>717066...Wait would this work?Cause I would've figured we'd look weird to most vampires since they wouldn't be able to notice Belial?
>>717098Can't they make themselves visible if they want?Also, most people there will be from the Dracula bloodline, i am sure they'll be able to see her just fine
>>717236>>717098She can "cheat" by creating a physical representation of herself over her "actual" selves.
>>717268Well, if we can literally dance with the devil, then i change my vote from first blood to dance off
>>717275Will the time of the duel be a moonlit night?I assume Sibella wouldn't be allowed to join in, since she's meant to be the head?
So uh what's the vote at?
>>716518i'm all for strip poker. let's see what he's hiding under the mask
>>717400Vote count I mean.
>>717477We could have challenged to a lucha match. Loser has to take the mask off.Let's see him trying to spin that one in his favor>See? I told you he was dangerous, father!>... He only took your garish mask
>>717506It's more that he's going to try and spin Sibella being incompetent as a ruler, no matter what.Unless we manage to not make him be so stuckup, or something?
Now, young summoners, not every demon is as easy to summon, or to control or to defend against but your new friend Belial has only the best intentions for you!Yes, she might be a little mischevous We are still trying to rebuild Mike and doesn't play by the rules, but what really gets her motor running are steel chariots that spit fire and defy death and safety concernsJust like the one your father bought. With your college fundShe can make tons of friend with quirky powers for you to play! Your parents are getting a divorceAnd the best of all? You get TWICE the Belial for the price of one! I think i just heard your father hitting your motherYour artsy friend comes in a pair!But seriously, if you manage to summon Belial and not end up like your mother. Seriously kid, you should try to summon a demon or get the hell out of there, your father is out of his mind come to the church of Satan. We have a generous offer for you.Fuck it, Mike's a goner. Just snap his neck to spare him the suffering and start with the funerary rites
>>7174003-2 in favor of dance off.
>>717870Man, wish I could vote again, but I voted on mobile earlier.Not a fan of dance off. Too much of a joke for me. But democracy is democracy. So, what will be will be.
>>717917Eh I voted for that fight, but it looks like it isn't happening.Shame, I was rather hoping that we could use Belial to just auto-win.
>>717870"I'm going to challenge him to a dance-off!"Nayara and Abdiel look at you like you're crazy."No, think about it. I show strength by showing that I'm above his petty threats and games, that I have contempt for them....and I totally smoke him on the dance floor."Nayara brings her finger to her chin and thinks."Are you for real Anon?" Abby says hovering over you. "A dance off? In front of all of Sibella's family? You know they'll be cameras there! What will Lord Michael think if he sees you...dancing!""No..." Nayara says at last. "No I think he's on to something.""...You can't be serious..." Abby gives a nervous chuckle. "Oh dear. Madness must be spreading.""Its an unconventional solution but this is an unconventional operation. We want to put him in his place, but we don't want to seem too aggressive. We want to defeat him but not seem violent. Above all we want the family to see us as approachable and confident. I say you have to be pretty damn confident to challenge Lucan Dracula to a dance-off. And if a few of them laugh at Anon, then good. We want to seem approachable and non-threatening.""Alright...maybe it could work..." Abby says. "I'm just...I'm just really worried is all. I don't read mortals very well. These social games...I just can't understand them let alone how you win them.""That's alright." Nayara smiles. "It's like that a lot of the time for us as well. We just make it up as we go along.""Still. You better not make an embarrassment of us Anon." Abby shakes a glowing finger in your face. "You represent all of us as leader!""Speaking of all of us...I need to get in touch with Benny." You say. "I know we still go the Impossible College to contact tonight, but their funky crystal ball can wait a little while longer. Benny's on that date and...I want to make sure it goes well for him. I want him focused tomorrow when we go up to the Castle and I want him to be on good terms with Char so that he can help her when...you know...""You sound like we're going to execute her." Nayara says."Well Winnie is going to do everything but.""Hey, listen." Nayara places a hand on your shoulder and gently pulls you down to the couch. "You remember what I told you about walls? Have everyone no matter who they are has walls in their lives that they just can't get past?""I like to think there's a way around any wall whether you go under it or over it or through it.""Well, you went through me. So maybe you can get past all of them. Some people are special like that." Nayara smiles at you warmly. "But not everyone is like you. Some people can't beat their walls.""So what? They just give up?""No. They find another path. You should know the Lord works in mysterious ways. Walls are just his way of saying that the path you thought you were on isn't the one on which you're needed.""She wants to be an SI so bad though. Benny always said she's had trouble fitting in, trouble feeling like she matters..."-cont
>>718116Wait, wait, Michael can see this!?Shit, that means we need to talk about Belial before that happens.
>>718116"She doesn't have to be on the team to belong to us. She doesn't have to be on the team to matter to us. Maybe this is what her wall is for, to tell her that she doesn't have to prove herself to matter to people?""Well...we'll see what happens when Werewolf alpha meets Voodoo Catgirl." You pick yourself off the couch. "Until then I got to check in on my best friend."ENTER BENNY MODE?STAY IN ANON MODE?
>>718136I say we go with Benny mode.
>>718131She doesn't have to LOOK like Belial though. Keep that in mind.
>>718136I'm fine with Benny mode, will we pop back into anon mode from time to time?Prepare for the biggest fluffiest ears and the tiniest little tail.And Benny loves it all
>>718136>STAY IN ANON MODE
>>718153Yes, we can bounce between modes during the date.
>>718136BENNY MODE!BENNY MODE!also someone gimme some draw ideas to work on this week when I'm not doing overtime at my day job.so far I have >Winnie vs White Fell or Winnie and Sibella gay chicken for Quest Guyand other suggestion? I'll try to have as much as I can by next thread
>>718228Your interpretation on any of the new bots in mechagirl. Mousey, Sherry, Grandma, etc.As for Ghoul Quests...I'm not actually sure. Maybe your take on our resident Bobcat girl, or Nayara?
>>718228A flatline vital monitor, in honor of Phantynon.No but seriously, art of Phanty cooking booberry pancakes in a cute apron would be dope.
>>718228Something with Belial?That's a pretty important character.
>>718136Let's take a look at Benny
>Entering Benny modeYou got to admit, the Bluestone is a pretty swanky place. The band on stage looks pretty lively for a bunch of dead guys from the 1930's. The jazz they play is the real deal. And best of all you think its having a soothing effect on Char.Or is that boredom?Please don't be boredom..."So the band's pretty killer isn't it?" You say. "Jazz is pretty big down south right? You ever listen to this kind of stuff?"Char's large ears give an exaggerated little twitch. "You know I like calm music Benny. I can listen to it when I'm doing my channeling.""So uh...you don't like the music? You want to get a different table or..." You shift uncomfortably in your seat. It doesn't help that your suit is no good for all the sweating you're doing."No Benny. Why would I want another table? Do you think I can't enjoy something just because its loud and exciting? Do you think its going to "freak me out?" I LIKE Jazz. It's not my favorite but I LIKE it."Oh jeeze...her green eyes squint at you angrily. It reminds you of how Nayara looked at Anon.You hope he's doing alright. You left him right when the meeting seemed to be really heating up.You hope he's doing better with his catgirl than you are with yours."You know Abby said you're supposed to have a good time tonight right?""You mean the angel you don't believe in? The one you've known for more than a year and never told me the about? The one who is apart of a team I want to join that you don't want me to?"Oh man...you'd kill for Anon to somehow be here. He was always so good getting people on his side. Well, most of the time. More than you anyway.SAY? DO?
>>720940>Apologize, again.>Ask how her work with her spirits has gone, the progress she's made.Jeeze, Benny, you have fucked up.
>>720951ThisIt is going to get worse before it gets better
>>720951Yeah, it pretty much has to be this way.
Man, how are we gonna navigate Benny's idiot ass through this minefield?
>>721100Well Charlotte isn't doing us any favors
>>721138She kind of has every right to be mad at him.I mean, he cut her out of a significant portion of his life and, unknown to her, was totally thinking about trying to get it on with Sibella.Char has her problems, yeah, but he hasn't exactly helped alleviate them.
>>721147>was totally thinking about trying to get it on with Sibella.To be fair, until recently he thought this relationship was going nowhere. And the feeling seemed to be mutual.Why are even these idiots dating anyway, they are disfunctional as heck
>>721157He explained it in an earlier thread. They both feel ashamed of their parents, have been treated as dangerous because of it, and have abilities that make it hard for them to live normal lives.They're clearly passionate about being together, but Benny's idiocy and Char's self-flagellation have put serious wrinkles in the relationship.It's salvageable, but they need to reconcile their issues (her faith and his lack of it, her self-worth, etc.) or it's going to sink, quickly and messily.
>>721173It's not so much Benny being dumb, it is that he tends to misjudge how people will react to his choices>I better not tell my GF i hang out with one of them angels, she was feeling sad about her origins and would probably be scared of meeting her>Whoops, guess not>I shouldn't allow her to join the crew, it is very dangerous>Whoops, looks like she wants to join in>I better not tell her what i am up to, she might get worried sick>Whoops, she was worried anywayIn his defence, he is pretty fucked in the head too. He just hides it better.He wants to carry the world's weight on his shoulders because he wants to prove he is a good guy, but that strain gets to him very frequently
>>721193Yeah, that's more accurate.Plus, to address that Sibella thing, it's pretty clear that, passionate as they are, their sex life isn't exactly stellar. I think QG basically called it "Benny does most of the work and Char lays there like a weepy dead fish".Hopefully, we can fix her confidence issues.
>>721208We have to show Benny that those around him can handle what's going on and that he has no need to protect them that muchAnd Char needs to love herself a little bit and to cut dow with the passive aggressivity. She is pretty judgy too, so there is that.
>>721226that's pretty much it, yeah.
>>720951>>720973"Look." You sigh. "I'm sorry.I'm really really sorry.""About?" She lifts her chin."About lying to you. About being...overprotective of you...""And? Not sorry about not wanting me on the team?""Char...damn it, I just don't think its a good idea is all.""Benny. Think back to our support group. Remember when we first met? Remember the thing we talked about? You told me how much you hated everyone worrying about you, worrying you would blow someone or something up with your powers. And I told you how much I worried about losing control of mine, about becoming like my parents. You told me not to be afraid of myself. So why are you telling me to be now? Why are you telling me I can't do this?""Its not about your powers. Come on Char you know I trust you. You know I've always trusted you.""Then if its not that then what? What's the danger in me being on the team?""The danger...I guess is me." Her ears perk back. "What do you mean?""I thought about telling you lots of times. I mean I know you like angels. And I'd tell myself I can't because of Anon killing those voodoo cats down in Louisiana might set you off but...that was never it.""I'd hope not. I don't have any sympathy for my parents evil cult. I don't have sympathy for anyone that abuses voodoo. So what was it?""The thing is...I go out there, I put all that crazy armor on and fight monsters that turn into smoke and mind control people and are just so out of my league. I just follow Anon and Costilla's lead, you know? They know what to do, I don't. So it feels like a miracle every time I get out of a mission alive. And what helps me get through it all is knowing that you're back at your church waiting for me, save, not involved, totally removed from harm. I can imagine on some level every time I'm fighting that I'm fighting to protect you, to help keep you safe and not involved...And I don't know if I can't do that. I don't know if I can fight knowing that you're mixed up in all this vampire/demon/angel craziness. It's not that I think you're weak Char. It's that I know I am.""...Benny..." She says tenderly as she places brown furry hand over yours. "That's...very sweet. It's stupid and wrong and I hate that its the reason you want to keep me away from all this but...I understand the sentiment. You're not weak Benny. You just want to protect me and...I really do need to say thank you for that."She nervously touches her long black hair. "I'm doing everything that "So you found out your boyfriend is a masked super hero book" says not to do. I'm being such a bitch..."SAY? DO? (Don't worry, Anon is coming on the Belial psychic hotline soon!)
>>721241>Tell her it's okay. She has her own worries, her own troubles to work through.>We just want to make sure that, if she joins the SI's, it's something healthy instead of self-destructive. Being an SI shouldn't be some form of penance for her.
>>721241Nah...It's understandable, it is sorta weird territory and all.So it'd make sense we're both a little...man, I'm not good at words, a little "off" about it a bit from different angles.I mean for me, it's not that I don't think you could, or that you shouldn't, I just.. I just worry, that you'll worry about me, and I'll worry about you, and we'll both be there- and one way or another that'll blow up in our faces somehow.
>>721241"Hey, it's not like i haven't given you a reason to treat me that way And i think i kind of understand why you want to join, in a way. Since i've been with them, i learned how to use" [Makes explosion gesture with his hand] "this thing for good, and that feels really good. I know you can take care of yourself, but i can't help being an idiot"
>>721241"I dunno, babe, I think I'd be a little upset, too, if you kept from me that you were a superhero and were afraid of me joining your version of the super friends"
>>721259>>721266>>721282>>721703"Nah...its understandable. This is sort of weird territory.""Our whole relationship is weird territory. It's okay." She smiles, and you feel better already. You love it when she smiles."And its not like I haven't given you good reason to bitch at me. I deserve it babe. I think I'd be a little upset too if you kept from me that you were a superhero and were afraid of joining your version of the super friends. Although I don't really think I count as a superhero.""Oh stop that! And to think you're the one that's always saying I'm too hard on myself. You're a superhero Benny, like you've always wanted to be.""Nah. Anon and Black Falcon, those guys are super heroes. I just follow them around and do what I can to help.""No...Come on Benny. You made it! I mean you really have. Didn't you always tell me that you wanted to be a super hero like Black Falcon? Well you are! I told you one day you'd be a super hero and you did it! Now don't pretend that isn't an accomplishment. Its not fair for you to always tell me to have some pride just for you to do the humble act on me!"You feel your cheeks star to burn. "You really think I'm a superhero? I mean...its not even a costume I wear, its just a bomb suit we got from the local SWAT team and I don't have a codename or anything and I don't belong to any super team...no one's ever called me a super hero before...""Then I guess that makes me the first...you're my super hero Benny."You fight back a couple of tears. "Thanks babe...that means a lot.""That book I've been reading said its real stressful for someone to out themselves to their loved ones, that I shouldn't take you lying to me to mean anything other than you wanting to protect me. Its just hard you know. It feels like you don't trust me when you have this entire second life even when I know its not the case. They say that the most important thing I can do is to tell you that I'm proud of you so..." Char's large, soft, green eyes captivate you. "Benny, I'm proud of you.""Thanks babe...but this is kind of dancing around the issue isn't it?""I guess it is..." Char frowns. "We do that a lot don't we? I mean about me joining, religion, our relationship...""Well lets not dance around this...Char. You being on the team...why exactly do you want to be on it?""Because...I learn you've done all this to protect me, all the sacrifice, all the danger, and I...well I guess like most things about me it goes back to when I was little. Back at the nunnery they always fussed over me. I had dozens of mothers. "Don't worry Char, God loves you no matter who you are." "Don't worry about the voices in your head, you can control them." "You aren't crazy Char. You're just telepathic.". And when you're young and weird you really do need to hear stuff like that a lot. But when you grow up it starts to become stifling. You want to feel like more than something people protect and help."-cont
>>721985"You want to feel like you're helping people yourself. And I guess being a cat person compounds that feeling, makes you want to feel like you're a part of the "pack". I guess that's why I left for Louisiana when I as a teenager and started learning voodoo. I wanted to be the inverse of my parents. I wanted to take what they cursed me with and make it a blessing.""And you did. You know how many telepaths end up cracked on at the mercy of their own thought forms. Not you. You run a Church. You help people.""Yeah..." Her ears droop a little. "But that's something anyone could have done. It didn't have anything to do with me-with my powers or being a beast person. I tried to do something with those parts of me remember? I tried joining up with those Impossible College guys and that didn't work out. I tried getting involved in the local pack and that didn't work out...I've never gotten to really DO anything with my powers. I've just sort of lived with it..." Char perks up. Her green eyes flash with an inspired energy. "But then you joined Anon's SI cell and you started using your powers to protect the city! And if you can do it then so can l! Remember we were always telling each other that we could control our powers, that one day we'd really use them to help people. This is just the next level of that, this is just putting what we said into practice-together!""Yeah..." You admit. "That makes sense. I can't argue that sense I've joined with them I've learned how to use-" You gesture with your hands, moving them apart like an explosion while making a BWORGGG sound with your mouth. "-for good and it feels really, really good. Char I know you can take care of yourself. Your thought-forms give you almost as many powers as Anon's Saint collection.""Oh don't call them that Benny.""What?""A collection. They're venerable Saints, not Pokemon cards.""Alright. His army of saints.""Don't call them that either.""What? They can't be called an army?""They're gentle and wise...army just doesn't sound right.""Alright, his friends the Saints-"'Well not that either-it sounds too informal."You glare at Char and she starts giggling. "I'm just teasing you now. Cats do that you know. Meow.""Well anyway, I know you can take care of yourself. I'm just worried. I can't help but be an idiot.""And I love you for it.""But I mean...both of us together in a dangerous situation...that's not something we've ever had to deal with. I worry that I'll worry about you and that you'll worry about me and we'll both be worrying about each other and...and one way or another it'll just blow up in our faces.""I think it'll make us stronger fighting side by side. You'll worry yes. I'll worry to.But we'll also be there to keep each other focused and haven't we always done that? Haven't we always encouraged each other to try our best? Hasn't that always worked for us?"SAY? DO?APPROVE OF CHAR JOINING THE SI CELL?DISAPPROVE?
>>722050>APPROVE OF CHAR JOINING THE SI CELL>If it's your choice, I'll support you, no matter what.>But you really thought I was into some S&M kink when I was away...?Tease her about that, because that's fucking funny.
>>722050Approved. That seems like such a good idea from Benny's perspective.
>>722050>Approve"I would prefer that you remained safe, but if you are not content remaining safe, then fighting by my side would be where I would prefer you."
>>722156>>722137>>722090>>722082"I'm going to worry like hell about you babe..." You give her hand a squeeze and she smiles knowing what you're about to say. "...But if your heart is telling you to join then join.""I won't let you down Benny! I promise you I'm going to be a big help on the team. I-I-I've been practicing with my thought forms teaching them to be more mobile." She's so excited she's starting to fumble over her own words. "You guys have your own tactics and stuff and you know me whenever I bring out a thought-form I have to focus a second and I don't want to get in the way of any battle formations or plans or anything so I figure I can stay behind everyone and deploy my thought forms to help wherever their needed you think Nayara will approve I mean she wants me to get better with my capoeira and jujitsu and of course I will maybe I'll even start sparring with some local pack members to get stronger but for now I think its a good plan-"SAY? DO?SHUT HER UP WITH A KISS?
>>722242>SHUT HER UP WITH A KISS
>>722242>SHUT HER UP WITH A KISSAnd scritch her ears, we love her ears.Wonder if that's a bad idea in public like this, if you catch the drift?
>>722242>SHUT HER UP WITH A KISS?
>>722249>>722257>>722356You lean forward and shut her up with a kiss. Her breathe hitches a moment in surprise."B-Benny!" She says pulling away, albeit slowly. "What if someone sees?""So what if someone sees?" You reach your hand out and give on of her ears a good scritching.She closes one eye and leans into your hand before catching herself and stopping. "Benny! Stop you big idiot!" Char gently swats your hand away. "We can...have fun later. Lets at least try to get through the appetizer before making them throw us out.""Okay." You say to yourself. Things are looking pretty good so far. She's not mad at you anymore. But there's a lot more you need to talk to her about besides her joining the team. There's the matter of your relationship constantly frozen in this limbo where you're not "actually" dating and yet are clearly dating. Its ridiculous. You're on a date, all dressed up at the Bluestone, and yet you aren't "actually" dating. You got to do something about that. Its going to be stressful enough fighting evil together. And then there's the fact you flirted with Sibella...lewdly, suggestively flirted with Sibella...that was wrong. And yet you don't know if it would be better to not tell Char about it or to not keep it a secret. You keeping secrets from her before didn't work out so well.God you wish Anon could somehow be here to give you advice..."Hey Benny don't freak out or nothing but I'm telepathically contacting you with the help of Belial!"Well. Speak of the devil.You're careful not to startle Char. You quickly glance away to hide the surprise you suddenly feel creeping over you expression."Now don't actually talk. Belial says that's a mistake a lot of people do when they first try telepathy. Just think the words calmly and-""Holy shit telepathy! This is really neat Anon! So is Belial going to be like our Oracle or something?""I've been considering using her in that respect, yeah. This is pretty handy isn't it?""Okay two things though. First how come there's this weird distortion echo thing I'm hearing? Is that just how things sound when you use telepathy?""Naw that's just Belial. You know how they are with the double thing.""Okay, kind of weird but whatever floats their boat. Second thing-we're going to have to talk to Char about having Belial link her telepathically.""...Wait a minute. I thought you were against her joining?""Well man I was but we talked about it and you know what? I'm willing to have her on. We're going to be worrying about each other yeah, but I think we can help each other more than we distract each other. She's been working her adorable little tail off getting her thought-forms ready to help us in battle. I really think this is going to work Anon.">ENTERING ANON MODESAY? DO?TELL BENNY ABOUT WINNIESKIP THAT PART, TALK ABOUT HOW THINGS BETWEEN YOU AND NAYARA ARE BETTER NOW
>>722524>Okay, that's good! Couples encouraging each other is a good thing! Just, ah, be sure to be there for her if she loses.>TELL BENNY ABOUT WINNIE
>>722524>TELL BENNY ABOUT WINNIEHe should know that this is conditional, before he goes and just spills the beans.He should also know that he should under no circumstances talk about this yet until we talk to her as well. She needs to hear this from the cell leader.
>>722524>SKIP THAT PART, TALK ABOUT HOW THINGS BETWEEN YOU AND NAYARA ARE BETTER NOW
>>722524Say/Do"hey man, I'm really happy to hear your being supportive of Char's decision to be a hero! Maybe you and she can get cute power couple names or something">Tell Winnie about Charyou know what, naw let's NOT put this kinda pressure on Benny. the boy kinda deserves a nice evening with his girl>Things between us and Char are better now"although hey, I've gotten on better footing with Nayara after I've stomped her into the ground in a saint fight. She's even supporting my plan to beat Sibella's brother in a dance off!"
>>723486I'm willing to switch votes. I mean, we never actually said that we are accepting her to Benny. So we can explain in more detail when she's actually present.
>>723486Skip dat shiet, Let them have their momentNow i am curious about what Nayara thinks about Benny. She doesn't want Char on the team because of how green she is, but Benny is not much better in that regard.Maybe she is okay with letting Benny be on the team, part because he was already there and part because she empathizes more with Char and cares more about her
>Skip over the "gotta fight a werewolf alpha to get the job" thing. They deserve a good night together."Great to hear that bomb bro. Thinks are looking good on my end as well.""Oh thank God. I thought Nayara was going to beat you up when I left!""Wellllllllll.....I've gotten on better footing with Nayara after we kind of had a training spar...""Well hey, no shame in being her scratching post for the greater good. Take it from a guy with his own catgirl problems.""I won.""Uh...you sure you shouldn't have just let her win?""Yeah. I mean she's a beast person. They're big on the whole Klingon warrior honor thing.""Well did you HAVE to win?""If I would've held back she might've noticed. I've sparred with Winnie enough times to know they hate sandbagging.""Tell me she's okay with losing to you...""Yeah. She doesn't agree with a lot of my decisions but she's fine with working with me in an advisory capacity. She said we were cool when she woke up.""Woke up? What the hell did you do, knock her out?""Well...the fight did get a bit heated...""Damn it Anon!""What? Don't give me that, I've gotten enough from Abby.""Anon, you don't knock out your supervisor! What were you thinking?""Benny trust me here. We're cool with Nayara. We're cool. Besides, I didn't come here to talk about Nayara, that's all well and settled.""If you think so...""Yeah. But I'm here to help you with Char. I know there's a lot of-""Benny?" Char breaks you out of your mental concentration. "Are you okay? You're sort of just kind of spacing out and making faces?"ENTERING BENNY MODESAY? DO?TELL CHAR YOU'RE IN A TELEPATHIC CONVERSATION WITH ANONTELL CHAR YOU WERE UH...THINKING ABOUT A FUNNY JOKE!
>>728159>"Nah, just something on my mind. Nothing important... Well, i was thinking about Anon, i just hope things are okay back there. But" [wave hand dimissively] "Enough of that, i want to know what you are up to. I feel like i've been keeping away."Not actually lies are best lies
does anyone have a link to the other quests like winnie or phantasma?
>>728172This works for me, I think.Long as Char wouldn't suspect something.
>>728364In the OP, i guess.Sibella quest day 1 is lost to the ages. Or at least, i can't find it
>>728372>>728364It's all in the googledrive link in the OP. Sibella Quest Day One is in the folder marked Sibella Quest 2: Countdown to Halloween.
>>728368>>728172"Nah, just something on my mind. Nothing important.""You looked like you were going to strangle someone...""God Benny!" Anon's voice rings and echos in your head. "Get a grip on those facial expressions!""I take it back." You reply. "Telepathic communication SUCKS.""...You weren't thinking about me were you?" Char asks grumpily."No, no. I was thinking about Anon. I'm hoping things are okay back there.""So you're thinking about Nayara?" Char frowns. "Nayara...Abdiel...how come you always have problems with people I admire?""Oh come on. Enough of this already." You emphatically wave your hands. "This is our night together. I want to know what you've been up to. I feel like I've been keeping you away.""If you must know I've been working hard with my thought forms to make them more responsive than they've ever been. If I'm going to be summoning them to help out the group I want them light on their feet. I don't want anything stupid to happen like one of them bumping into Anon as he's firing.""Bone daddy being nice to you?""There you go again! Someone who I admire, my teacher none the less-and if you want to get technical a part of my psyche-and you have to cut them down! I'll have you know he's been a huge help preventing my Ori from combining and recombining against my will. You know how some of them can be...Oshosi in particular.""You trying to create another one? You usually have trouble keeping them separate for awhile when you do that.""Actually yes..." She suddenly turns away.-cont
>>728456"Ah cool! Is it going to be ah..." You bite your tongue before you finish saying "original". You know from experience that she hates you asking if she's going to make a thought-form not based on mythology. She's explained time and time again that she was trained in this system of thought-craft. She was trained to draw upon powerful, primal stories and figures.But you've always seen it as just another way that Char lacks faith in herself, like her preoccupation with angels and God and prayer. Its just more self flagellation, more disguising how wonderful and awesome she really is my bowing to things."...non-mythic?""No. You know it doesn't work like that Benny. I learned to make thought-forms this way-"Here comes the speech again..."This is MY way. This is MY power. The fact that the signs and symbols are used by others does NOT make them less my symbols. It just means they work.""Okay, okay...so who is this one going to be?""I've...not really decided yet. You see I'm trying to unpack the thought-forms I already have to create more."Poor thing can't even create one out of thin air. She has to create it out of a thought form she's already had for years. You know if she just created something it would kick so much ass. You just KNOW."So I was thinking of taking Eshu and making a messenger out of him. I think a messenger Ori could be real handy to have. And I was already working with him...that's part of why it was so easy for Oshosi to combine with his trickster aspect and cause you and Anon so much trouble the other day. But I don't know really. I don't want to just sit back and command an errand boy. I don't think that would be very helpful to you guys overall. So I was thinking...maybe someone really strong, someone really powerful. I think I could take Oshosi and purge some of his chaotic trickster nature to make Saint Sebastian...or even Saint George. But that's sort of blasphemous you know? I really need to stop doing stuff like that, like with Mary...""You can tell her we won't mind. Honest." Anon says. "I mean yeah, its sort of considered disrespectful by the church but its not like a REAL sin." "Or I could play up his forest aspect and create Osanyin. He's a-""Ori of forest. A healer."Nayara smiles. "So you DID read those books I gave you on voodoo...""Naturally.""And there is...a lot of stuff I can do with Mary. A lot. But..." Nayara slowly shakes her head. "I don't think I'm ready. The Baron says I'm not ready."You want to say "Fuck him" but catch yourself."I want to create Oya. She's incredibly useful and incredibly powerful.""I know. I read about her in your books. She's something like a rite of passage for a lot of voodoo practitioners.""Because of her power. Yes." Char sighs. "I was taught how to create my first Ori-Mary, Eshu, and Shango so that I could one day unpack them into more Ori. So far I've only unpacked Eshu to create Oshosi and you know how unstable he is, always -cont
>>728581>Nayara smiles. "So you DID read those books I gave you on voodoo...">"Naturally.">"And there is...a lot of stuff I can do with Mary. A lot. But..." Nayara slowly shakes her head. "I don't think I'm ready. The Baron says I'm not ready."You mean Char, not Nayara, right?
>>728612All catgirls look the same.
>>728581>Its just more self flagellation, more disguising how wonderful and awesome she really is my bowing to things.That sounds very badguy-ish>If you only knew your potential!>>728629>t. catnipperStay mezmerized, werelover
I don't feel like writing more in character pitches for these things. So here's Fur FurIf i had to say something special about this one is that this is the one that is printed lenticularly. As in, those plastic pictures that change depending on the angle you look at themInstead of being consistent, each time you "change" the picture, it depicts him in a new pose. Moving the card back and forth would make Fur Fur twitch and spasm in unpredictable ways, i guess
>>728814I haven't mentioned it before, but I'm seriously impressed at the effort you've put into making these.Well done on that, man.
>>728814that's dope as fuck, thanks Anon!
>>728844Thnak you, anonNow that QG has pointed out that the previous threads can be found on the google docs archive, i finally have all the descriptions at handShould i proceed with Focalor or Bee? Both are pretty amorphous, so that makes it easier
>>728883I think Bee would be best.
>>728883I say FocalorHe's a darling and deserves to come before that buzzing prick
>>728912I think you are right, but now i have something better prepared for good ole Focalor
QG posts when?
>>729954He left 4 hours ago without finishing his previous update.I think it's safe to say something came up
>>730012On the plus side, it gave you time to make that slice of awesomeness!
>>728581>-contAre you lying?
>>730060Why, thank you.So, i already made>Focalor>Beelzebub/Bael>Furfur>Belial>MarchosiasI think i am missing armor dude and the pervert with the spear. Any other demon we've seen that i am forgetting?
>>730115I think that's been every one so far.
So... am I the only one that'd love to see more Abby
>>730179You absolutely are not.Though I'd never say no to more Belial
>>730179Nah, i wouldn't mind having her around being adorably conservative.
>>730197We need to start making that car Or was it a motorcycle?
>>730226I can't get the idea of her making us some new threads out of my head.Nothing wrong with dressing like a man of wealth and taste.
hey thread, work has hammered us with over time and I haven't had the time to work on the requests as much as I'd like to.I've started on Charlotte and Phanty tho, I'm going to work on these two over the weekend
>>730261As long as that idea includes a frilly cravat, count me in.I also want to ask for a better bombsuit for bombro. Specially if it looks dapper outside of combat.
>>730290Say, what program do you use? So far i was using Corel Draw to make the cards, but i am getting a tablet soon for working with raster graphics
>>730298Well I'll be honest I draw and ink everything by hand, I do the coloring and image resizing in photoshop CS4. I've also got Manga Studio but I haven't played with it enough to get good with it.also I like the cards, anon
>>730291>a frilly cravatSo just, like, the Knight's set from Bloodborne?.... Yeah. Yeah, that works for me.
>>728581"And you know how unstable he is, always trying to splice into other archetypes when my back is turned. And what is with the arrows? Always with the arrows, my lord..."You give a little laugh and she smiles."I would never consider any of my Oshi a failure. That would be like calling a part of my soul a failure..." She shakes her head. "No. No "like" about it. It would be. But you know I intended for Oshoshi to be less of a trickster than Eshu, not more. Maybe part of my anxiety crept into him, or the part of me that sees myself as a rebel. That's what the Baron thinks.""He may be right. All this psychic stuff isn't exactly math. There's a lot of subjectivity to it.""So I create the Baron...because clearly the instruction I received in New Orleans wasn't enough. I needed more.""And what a teacher you made...""Benny!""Oh come on. He runs you ragged. He teases you. He messes with you with all those stupid riddles...""He HELPS me! I've gotten so much better combing my Ori with other aspects and archetypes. I've done things I'd never done in New Orleans. Ive surpassed my old teachers in some respects. I've gotten more and more and more control sense creating him..." Her two hands clench into fists as she looks down at the table with a sad expression of frustrated helplessness. "...I don't know why he doesn't want me creating Oya. I don't know why he says I'm not ready...It makes me feel so useless. I should have summoned her way before now given my skills and now when I can really help out with my powers...he says I'm not ready for her..." Char lifts her head up. "So uh...what thought form do you think would be best for the group?" She asks with a wan smile."Any idea Anon?" You ask your brain buddy. "Or rather, do you have good reason I shouldn't encourage her to create Oya?">ENTERING ANON MODESAY? DO?
>>730110>>730060>>730012>>729954Turns out I can't post from anywhere in Shreveport on my phone because someone someone got banned for raiding.By the way, these cards are totally awesome. I don't feel worthy.
>>730309That's cool, i never quite learned how to draw by hand, so vectors are all i can handle. Now, if i only could make Illustrator do as i want.Also, thank you.>>730329I was thinking about something more like Miles Edgeworth from Ace Attorney. But, damn!Now that's fancy, but we could do away with the frilly neck
>>730329>Knight Armor BennyI'm liking the sound of that.>>730290>Char and PhantyAces Crunch, absolutely aces.
>>730384Tell her she is getting impatient. If some of her hang ups are messing with her lesser thoughtforms, then imagine what they could do to Oya>>730407Maybe it was the other QM from the Warlock quest that got kicked out of his network? Nah.
>>730384>Maybe the reason he doesn't her to create Oya is so she'll do it anyways. Nothing is ever simple with the Spider, and he certainly loves to see people make their own choices.>>730418A platemale looking set for him would also be dope.Honestly, I just want Anon to look as fancy as possible.
>>730457>Honestly, I just want Anon to look as fancy as possible.Well, since Belial will be the one to give us our suit, i don't know exactly what we'll end up with.We might want to look wicked chivarlious, but end up as lady Gaga
>>730527Depends on what we offer her in return.
>>730384In a way, the Baron has a point in that right now the self doubt Char is feeling could only hurt the chances of creating Oya a success. Of course I don't trust the cryptic bastard and he defiantly isn't improving the situation by being so hard on Char. Perhaps the Baron is threatened by the thought of Char going beyond him and no longer having a reason to keep him around. On the whole Char should take some time to reflect on how far she's come, get some distance from the Baron for a while, and then make her move.
>>730457>>730453Belial, this time a giant rotating black and gold coin spinning faster and faster as she loses herself to wild multi-voiced laughter, casts shadows in your bedroom as she goes."Ohhhhh god...." The younger Belial says as the black side of the coin comes to face you. "She can't even finish her training ha ha ha ha ha!"The gold side faces you in a snap. The elder Belial speaks. "Her skills are...amusingly inefficient.""I'll be the judge of that." You say. "And just so you know comments from the peanut gallery won't factor into my judgement.""Fine!" The black side twists to face you. "Don't listen to me. You're free to make your own decisions. Even if they're wrong.""You are free to decide for yourself. You are cell leader after all." The gold side echos. "Do try to be...judicious however.""Hey Benny..." You think. "You think Char is being a little impatient? If some of her hang ups are messing with her lesser thought-forms, then imagine what they could to Oya...""But her hangups are her lack of confidence, trust me on this one Anon. She needs to go all the way with this. She needs to not hold back. Voodoo practitioners with half her skill have summoned Oya. Trust me here, the only holdup she has is uncertainty. She just needs to power through this shit...""...Another thought Benny. Maybe the reason he doesn't want her to create Oya is so she'll do it anyways?""That's sort of what I was thinking. That feels like something he would do. "I told you not to do it so you'd show backbone and tell me to shove it". Yeah. That sounds right...""Nothing is ever simple with the Spider, and he certainly loves to see people make their own choices.""Yeah. After fucking with their head.">>730637"Okay. Third thought-but first, you doing okay with your expressions Benny?""Yeah. Appetizers are here. I just pop or roll or take a drink when we start "talking".""Good. So anyway third thought-perhaps the good Baron is threatened by the thought of Char going beyond him and no longer having a reason to keep him around.""Its possible. Guy's only job without Char would be as a cheap Halloween decoration.""On the whole though...maybe Char should take some time to reflect on how far she's come, get some distance from the Baron for a while, and then make her move.""So is that what you want me to do? Tell her to get some space from the Baron and then go to work?"SAY? DO?HAVE CHAR CREATE OYAHAVE CHAR CREATE ANOTHER ORIHAVE CHAR GET SOME SPACE FROM THE BARON
>>730671>HAVE CHAR GET SOME SPACE FROM THE BARON>HAVE CHAR CREATE OYASome time to clear her head, so to speak, might offer her a fresh take on what she wants to do.Man, this is a really tricky situation.Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
>>730671Get some space from the Baron (If he can convince her) would be best
>>730671 I already gave my two cents, but again I just think Char needs a fresh perspective, and she's not gonna get that with the Baron looming over her shoulder.
>>730671>Have Char get some space from Baronyou know, this might not be a bad idea. It seems like Char is leaning on the Baron as a crutch, she might become more confident if she doesn't rely on him as much.also I'm guessing that with the baron not around Benny and Char may spend more time together and date more, maybe...
>>730671>HAVE CHAR CREATE OYA
>>730697>>730704>>730808>>730824"Tell her to get some space from the Baron if she can. I think she might be using him as a crutch.""Hell yeah.">ENTERING BENNY MODE"Char. Have you ever thought of spending some time away from the good Baron?"She blinks her large green eyes. "What do you mean?""I mean don't you think you're relying on him a little too much?""He's my teacher...""I"m not saying abandon him...god knows you'll never do that..." You grumble.Char looks like she's ready to slap you so you quickly continue. "I'm just saying there's a lot of psycho-magic teachers in the world. Maybe getting their opinion would do a lot of good?" Maybe it'll give you a fresh perspective?""I already tried the Impossible College...""Well we're about to contact them for this Master business. You could try working with them again. I mean if you're going to be apart of the team you'll be working with them anyway so...""Benny I don't like them. I've told you this already. They're so...reckless with their powers. They experiment with their very souls. I don't like that.""And they don't believe in God right?"Char doesn't answer. "...I could try working with them. In a professional capacity of course.""You know its not just them. There's the pack. They have a couple of people with powers similar to yours. And they can relate to how it feels to be...well you...more than I or any other human can."Char's ears droop. "It's not that I don't like them." She frowns. "I mean they're good people. They've never done anything bad to me. But they know I'm strange. They know I'm strange in all the ways that only they can sense. And they try to hide their discomfort around me but I can tell. I'm sensitive like they are."You frown in sympathy. You know Char isn't exactly popular in the local pack. "You know Winnie is a close friend of ours. You could easily build your rep up by talking to her.""Isn't she a little unpopular herself lately though? I mean after the whole "Wendigo defeated me, made me kiss her feet, and then-" Char's fur stand on end as she shivers. "-took my tail" thing...""She's still alpha.""Yeah. She is. But for how much longer?""Even if she was dethroned she'd still be a great way to help you get into the pack. They love her. Her losing the title isn't going to change that.""Yeah...but what if I just make things worse by befriending her? I mean they're wary of outsiders..."You roll your eyes. "You aren't an "outsider" Char. They consider you a part of the pack. You just don't talk to anyone.""But what if talking to me makes her seem weak or something at a time when she needs be seen as strong?""Char. Stop making excuses. This is just like the Impossible College. We got ties to them so you might as well make the effort to take advantage of those them." You flash Anon a quick psychic phrase: "Am I right Anon?">ENTERING ANON MODEAPPROVE OF CHAR GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH THE LOCAL PACK?DISAPPROVE?
>>731291APPROVEDefinitely put in a good word.
>>731291>APPROVE OF CHAR GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH THE LOCAL PACKStrengthening her self-confidence and building even stronger ties with the local pack can only be a good thing.
>>731291Give it the 'ole phsychic thumbs up
>>731313>Definitely put in a good word.Oh, right. We are in good terms with the pack.We should also ask Winnie about the pack's opinion on Char.There might be some truth to her fears.
>>732299That's true. A known quantity might be good to vouch for her independently of the alpha. That said, ultimately it is going to be an in tribe thing
>>732560>>732299>>731637>>731370>>731314>>731313>>731308You see if you can give Benny the telepathic equivalent of a snappy thumbs up."So uh...am I supposed to suddenly have the impression of a giant hand giving me a thumbs up?""Yeah! Thought I'd experiment a little with the telepathy. Show my two favorite demons girls that I have a creative side.""Two? There is only one Belial!" The black says."The one that is two!" The gold adds."Yeah yeah. Just think of it this way. You're twice as valuable to me.""Oh. In that case its cool.""Then it is acceptable.""Why do I just think of...a hand though? Like I don't get a sense of what it looks like I just think "hand"?""Its a sign/signifier thing. Don't sweat it. So anyway if you can't tell I approve. Lets get Char more involved with the pack. They can be rowdy but they're good people.">ENTERING BENNY MODE"Hang out with Winnie sometime. Maybe you can even spar with her and improve your capoeria and jujitsu. Come on, it'll be fun.""I hope so." Char sighs. "I just don't want to make things awkward for them...""See there you go again?""There I go again what?""There you go again defining what you feel like by other people's opinions. One of these days you need to learn to just not give a damn."Char glares. "And maybe one day YOU will learn to care more about what other people think! Do you remember back at the support group when you were going through your "I'll live out in the woods and never talk to anyone for the rest of my life ever again?"""Yeah..." You say sheepishly.""Don't worry about me. I like living alone. I just get in the way of people and people just get in my way." Char ways in a mopey exaggeration of your voice. "It's like you wanted to be Winnie's boyfriend or something.""Naw." You shake your head. "He's pretty social for a complete nerd. He's got wi fi out there and hangs out with werewolves. I wanted to be alone alone." You reflect sadly. "That was mostly just bluster and postering though. I doubt I would have gone through it. Especially not after I met you.""Good save!" Anon says in your head."You helped me come out of my shell. You helped me stop fighting with Black Falcon and start working with him. You made me a little more like you and I'm better for it. Maybe you should try being a little more like me?""Oh. So instead of getting along with Abdiel I should think she's not a real angel and get her to dislike me?""Does it always have to come back to religion?" You sigh."You know how important it is to me.""Char I'm not asking you not to think she's an angel but...you don't need to fall to your knees when you see her. You don't need to pray to her."Her brow furrows."Listen to me! She's flighty, she's prudish, she's sometimes rude...she's a good person but she's just that, a person with her own flaws and hangups. She's not some sort of superior flawless being."-cont
>>732871Oooooh, you screwed it up, Bernster
>>732871Her brow furrows."This is your problem Benny. This is ALWAYS your problem." She hisses. "I see something beautiful and wonderful and just because you can't see it as well you think it isn't there. It's like you're this big insensitive rock. Why do you think I'm not as strong as I should be because I believe in things greater than myself?""Because you have all this power and all this skill and yet you cripple yourself because...I don't know why you do it, it seems crazy to me." You notice an irrepressible hint of anger creeping into your voice. "You always take your cue from someone else be it God or Abby or the Baron. You always got to get persmission to be great, and even when you are great you say you "owe it to God" or "praise be to God". I don't see him do anything. I see YOU do all the work and throw the credit away."Char just glares. You aren't sure what it takes to get her to say anything so you default to what you do naturally-talk. "Yeah I had help. Yeah I had teachers. But in the end it was ME who mastered my powers. I became my own master and my own man." You pour some salt into your hand and fish out a single granule and hole it up to Char. "You see this?" You make it explode. The customers around you don't pay much notice. They just think you snapped your fingers. "THIS is ME.""Well good for you." Char says icily. "I'm glad you can ego-trip off your powers.""It's not ego-tripping to take pride in yourself.""Ever think that my service to the Lord IS my pride? That I feel proud to work for a higher cause, to love him and be loved in return? Or is pride only something you feel when you're alone?""Damn it Char. You're the most awesome most wonderful person I know and you're the last person to know it.""And you Benny...you Benny..." She shakes with anger all the way to the tips of her fur. "You're just a big insensitive lonely idiot!"You glare at her and she glares back.>ENTERING ANON MODETIME TO HELP BENNY!SAY? DO?
>>732993>Benny can make a single grain of salt sound like a fingersnapHoly shit, i wasn't aware of how powerful he actually was. I knew about his "upper limits", but even at "lower scale" that is pretty good.Also, i haven't the slightest idea of what to say. I don't even believe they should be together anymore. They can't understand eachother at all.I think they might be even happier being apart. Like, giving each other some time.Not a vote, just, holy shit.
>>732993At this point we should just tell Benny to sincerely apologize. No more good will come out of continuing this argumentI mean, it seems to me that Char is the one who keeps bringing it back to a feud. And it's clear that the only reason Benny is arguing is because he genuinely loves and admires her and wants her to feel the same way about herself, but this argument isn't gonna make that happen
>>733119Well, that, or she believes that if she gets too full of herself she will end up as her evil family.That's it!>>732993"Ben, drop it. Remember about her family. She has her reasons to not allow herself to become too self centred."Now that i think about it, all the wisdom that he could be giving Benny right now probably comes from romance novels. Is he reading his favorite ones for reference as he talks with Benny?
>>733223>>733119>>733094>I don't even believe they should be together anymoreAdvising them to see other people IS an option."Benny drop it an apologize! Benny!" You shout for the third time."Oh, huh? You said something Anon?""Benny what are you doing? You know she has reasons to not allow herself to become too self centered, and you keep needling her! Did you not hear me the other times when I told you to cool it?""No. Guess not. Something with the telepathic connection?"You look at your floating double sided demon coin."Hey, we aren't at fault if his emotions get so loud they drown out everything else!""One must be calm in order to hear clearly.""Keep your emotions in check Benny. You can't hear me unless you do so.""Well don't lose your cool. It's not like we don't have these kinds of talks all the time.""...You've had this kind of argument before?""Hell at this point it might even be the exact same argument."Benny smiles at Char. "You know you're cute when you're fussy.""Can it Benny." Char hisses. "I'm not in the mood for flirting.""Well. Smalltalk then or do we keep staring at each other?""Well..." Char takes a sip of water. "If you think of anything interesting to talk about..."You're taken aback by how quickly they seem to drop the fight."You two uh...resolved that fast.""Naw. We never resolve anything. Its how we get over things so fast in the first place." Benny thinks."Wait...so you two are just going to talk about something else?""So Sibella says she knows one of the ghosts in town, a girl by the name of Phanty. She says she's working at a detective agency of all things.""Really?" Char replies. "She come here often? It looks very detective-y""I get more a depression era gangster vibe but i can see it.""Hold on hold on hold on. You two...are just going to let it go?""Well until one of us brings it all back up again yeah. I told you our relationship was complicated.""...And the two of you aren't officially dating?""Like I said, comp-li-cated."You swallow hard. "What do you think Anon? I mean really. You think me and Char can make this work out? Lay it to me straight now."SAY? DO?YES THIS CAN WORK.I THINK THE TWO OF YOU SHOULD SEE OTHER PEOPLE
>>733319>YES THIS CAN WORK.Buuuuuuuut, the two of them are going to have to learn how to resolve things in a more healthy manner. Burying the issue just makes it all the worse when it comes back up again. I don't know how you are really going to do that yet. But it can be done.Besides I am pretty sure that people with different spiritual values have gotten along before.
>>733319>YES THIS CAN WORK.If they can push their problems aside that quick, there might be a chance for them to talk it out at a better time"The truth? Your situation is bad. Not complicated, just bad. Like when Jaco- Eh, what i mean is, it can work out. But ironing your differences is going to be hard. Are you up for it, Benny?"Captcha: Vibradores com.mxWell then!
>>733319>YES THIS CAN WORK.>Gonna be an uphill battle through a snowstorm in the nude, but nobody said anything worth it was easy.>Just... fight her less on the religion thing, maybe? I might be biased, though.>You guys are going to have to stop dancing around the same issues over and over, though. Resolving things is an important aspect of a relationship, I read about it all the time in my, uh... books.
>>733450>>733356>>733339"Yeah. This can work out.""About as well as a hole in the head.""If one allows great interpretation for "work out""Belial says."Hey hey hey! What did I say about comments from the peanut gallery? Now Benny, you two re really going to have to learn to resolve things in a more healthy manner. Burying the issue just makes it all the worse when it comes back up again...I don't know how you're going to sort this stuff out. But I believe it can be done. I mean this situation sounds bad. Not complicated, just bad. Its like when Jaco-Eh, what I mean is this is gonna be an uphill battle through a snowstorm in the nude. But nodboyd said anything worth it was easy. You up for it Benny?""Yeah. I decided awhile back that I was going to fight for this, fight for us to make some sort of progression as a couple. I decided right after I flirted with Sibella and I felt like shit.""Uh...Benny...what exactly are you planning?""...Hey Benny. You're frowning..." Char says sweetly. "Come on. I'm done clawing at you for the night. Cheer up....please?""I was just thinking about something...something on my mind that's been tearing me up from the inside out...something I want to talk to you about..."SAY? DO?TELL BENNY THAT WHAT HE'S ABOUT TO DO IS A BAD IDEASUPPORT BENNY
>>734321I feel like this tell/don't tell decision is a lose/lose
>>734321>TELL BENNY THAT WHAT HE'S ABOUT TO DO IS A BAD IDEAof all the things to be honest about, that is super not one of them right now!
>>734321This is a really tough decision. I lean towards supporting him with the caveat that he should be prepared for the full concequences.I mean its not cheating, but he was leaning towards something bad. He is going to have to prepare to be an adult about this.
>>734466Yeah, if he felt nothing from that experience then i would have suggested he pretended it never happened.But if it is so important to him, then i say we encourage him
>>734321Benny should tell Char what's on his mind
>>734321If Benny is ever going to tell Char about his flirting, now is not the time.If he is ever going to do it, I feel that it should be soon and it should be absolutely honest, but on what is supposed to be a nice date after a lot of stress and right after an unrelated fight is not the time.
>>734360>>734463>>734466>>734526>>734691>>735254"Aw shit Benny...""Don't try to talk me out of it Anon.""Just be careful. It wasn't cheating but you were leaning toward something bad. Your'e going to have to be prepared to-""You know how we aren't "officially dating"?" Benny asks Char."Yeah. Look, I know its stupid Benny." Char says. "I know. But this is the best we can do right now.""The best we can do sucks. We say we aren't dating but we are. What do you call this? What do you call what we do when we're alone together?""We can't say we're exclusive because that implies we've figured out a lot of things we haven't yet. If we were dating then that means talking about what comes after dating. It means talking about religion, and the Baron, and all the stuff we hate talking about.""But we can't keep doing this! We can't keep doing this halfway nonsense.""I know!" Char snaps. "Don't think I don't know. But this...playing or whatever you want to call it, its stable. Its safe. Its been working for us.""Yeah but for how much longer?""As long as it can okay? Is that good enough? If we start testing how far we can push things...we're going to have to compromise on something. And I don't see how we can.""Maybe we haven't compromised yet because we both know deep down that without any real commitment in this relationship we don't have to. Maybe if we-""Stop. Benny, just stop." Char sighs. "You know where a real relationship with real commitment leads? It leads to a family. It leads to a family of half-beast shifters and you know how bad shifters have it. They won't fit in with humans or with beast people. And God knows what will happen if they inherit your power.""We can figure something out. They won't fit in but neither did we. And they'll have something we didn't-good parents.""Really? We can figure something out? We won't even be able to decide if they go to Sunday School. And what if they saw us arguing like we're arguing now? Damn it Benny...I don't want to try an fail these kids. I don't want either of us to become our parents. That would be hell.""So you're saying its a good thing we don't try to make this relationship work? That we just wait for us to get so bored and tired we drift apart like old rope unraveling?""No...No I'm not. But Benny this is the best we can do."Benny takes a deep breathe. "But I know I'm not trying my best..."-cont
>>736094"Okay Benny, if you're going to do this you're going to want to say-" You try to coach Benny through this but are shocked to hear that he simply goes ahead and speaks for himself."I...flirted with Sibella."You wonder if he would have even listened to you if you tried to talk him out of it..."...What...What are you..." Char's voice is low and hurt."Now listen. Nothing's happened between me and her and nothing ever will. But she...she offered to "reward" me after we fought those blood robots together and...and I said yeah...I said yeah because of this stupid halfway thing, because we've been not-dating and...and I hated that this was looking as far as we'd ever get. So I wanted to see if I could test my limits. You know how I am. I'm an idiot who takes things head-on. But I felt horrible after flirting with her. I felt sick. And I knew then and there that we have to make this work babe. We have to make this work because you're the only one I can even imagine myself with...and I'm talking to Mary now, aren't I?""Yes you are Benny.""...Oh shit. Shit shit shit shit shit..." You hear Benny sniff back tears. "I have truly fucked up this time haven't I?""So you flirted with her?" The voice is like Char but stronger, more assertive."Mary I swear it didn't go further than that. Tell Char I'm sorry. Please...just let her hear that if nothing else.""Benny...you truly are a giant idiot.""I know I am...""But you're also a very kind and caring person.""No I'm not. I would have never flirted with her I was.""You do know the two of you never agreed to be "exclusive", right?""I also know how bullshit it all was. It was just another of our stupid little games where we ignore whats right in front of the both of us. We were in a relationship. We mattered to each other. Whatever we called it didn't change what it was."Mary nods. "You know, I tend to be very critical of you. I can't help but be. I was her first Ori. She was young, scared. It was only naturally she created me in the form of a protector.""So are you going to protect her from me?""Actually, I'm going to protect her form herself. What you just did was brave. It showed me a very mature side of yourself. It showed me why Char loves you so much I don't know if the two of you can make it work. But I would like to help you both do it. Don't blow this Benny. Remember, I'm watching you. And I'm sorry Charlotte, but this for your own good. We can talk about it later."Mary closes her eyes and when she opens them Char stares out in bewildered confusion. "Mary!" She gasps. "Mary no, don't leave me-">ENTERING BENNY MODEChar looks at you with fear and confusion and hurt. She rubs tears out of her emerald eyes. SAY? DO?
>>736108Well this has all gone pretty awful. Far better than I expected, though.We've spoken a lot, Mary spoke a bit, Char hasn't formed a response to any of this information yet. Give her a minute say something first.Assuming that she heard everything from "Now listen" to "I'm talking to Mary now, aren't I". Did she?
>>736125She has, Mary filled her in.
>>736125I more or less agree that she has to really say something first. But I also think we should almost put a hand on hers, but retract at the last moment, and place it on the table in front of her instead.If she doesn't say anything, we'll have to make the first move, either saying her name, apologizing, or even saying something akin to pleading for her to say something. I almost what to see us use her full name to prove his seriousness. He's never used her full name before I think.
>>736108>Char, I love you. It drive me crazy how much I love you. And I'm willing to wait until you think you're ready for... whatever you want from this.>But if we wait too long, if we keep playing it safe, I'm scared that... that we won't want it any more. That we'll settle for "safe" over "happy".>....That we won't want to love each other any more.
>>736108Well, now this is going placesHave we attracted the attention of the other patrons?I say we wait for her to come to her senses and say something
>>736125>>736416I agree, Char needs to step up to bat. she brought Mary out to help her out, but Mary clearly wants Char to do this without a buffer.If char brings up any fears about being "serious" about this relationship, we gotta make her not afraid. maybe ask her to have faith in Benny and Charlotte as a couple and what future they can have with each other
>>736125>>736416>>736534>>736553>>736617You look at Char, pleading with your eyes for her to say something."I...I guess it makes sense. She's so much prettier than me, and smarter, and she's so brave and heroic...""Char, babe, didn't Mary tell you I didn't do anything with her?""And I'm so...I'm so...me..." she sobs."Char! I didn't touch her!""You...you promise?""I swear to God.""You don't believe in God.""For this, for you, I do..." You reach across the table and squeeze her hand until she composes herself."...I...I'm looking like a real bitch here, aren't I?" She gives a hollow laugh. "I mean I went as far as to bring out Mary...""Not at all.""But I've been stressing how we aren't a real couple, how we aren't exclusive...and then I just fall to pieces when it looks like I've lost you. There was...there was no rule that said you couldn't flirt with anyone, no rule that said you couldn't leave me...""No. What I did was wrong Char, a stupid desperate action because this twilight zone we're stuck in is driving me nuts. Just because we tell each other we aren't a couple doesn't mean we aren't. The way you feel about me and the way I feel about you isn't something you can argue or reason away. I was a total idiot for ever talking to Sibella.""Benny...I know this relationship isn't the best, and I know I'm not the best girlfriend..." She squeezes your hand back. "But I need you. I need you and don't leave me. Please.""I need you to babe." You say returning the squeeze. "This is what I'm talking about. We can say we aren't dating, we can say that we have no idea what to do with our lives, we can say that we're going to be horrible parents. But what we got, it can't be argued with or reasoned with or managed by anything like words or logic. What we got is love."Char nods slowly, making sure you understand she agrees with you totally."We didn't choose to feel like this. And just because we turn our backs on it doesn't mean it won't still be there. Its going to be there for the rest of our lives no matter what we do. We might as well deal with this burden together. Isn't that how its worked for us in the past? We encouraged each other, pushed each other, even when we individually told ourselves we couldn't handle these powers. Char when I first met you I was an angry asshole with a huge chip on my shoulder. I'd fought shit my entire. I'd fought my parents, the schools, the cops, even Black Falcon just for being my parole officer. And when I grew up and started to want to matter and be useful and saw that wasn't working out too well I was determined that I was going to fight the whole world. I was going to retreat as much as possible from everything and everybody and tell the world "If all you are is something I have to be careful around, if all I can do is hurt you, then I don't want you." -cont
>>737652"But you taught me patience. You taught me faith and trust and hope. You taught me that I could make peace with the world without fighting.""W-wow..." Char wipes a tear out of her eye. "I-I wish I could think of something to say about you as beautiful as that but I...I'm just so choked up and my heart is racing and...you're the best Benny. You're the best and I love you. You're brave and confident and I've always thought of those things as weaknesses, as sinful, harmful, hurtful pride until I saw them in you. You...you made me proud to be who I was like no one else ever did...and...and..."SAY? DO?KISS THE CAT?
>>737709>Kiss her Mid Sentance>Charlotte, I love you.
>>737717Also...WE DID IT!
>>737709>KISS THE CATFucking. Progress.Thank god.
>>737652Now i am curious about something, does Benny have burn marks or scars on him?We know he doesn't have any scratch marks because Char is a potato sack, but now i believe his hands might be mostly scar tissue
>>737709Put a hand behind her her and smash your lips on hers.Make sure that the grip is strong and confindent, he is just that sure touching her won't trugger his abilities.
>>737709>kiss the cat>tell her she's teh best>be anon>say to ourselves "so THAT's why he puts her name on all the galaga high scores"
>>737709>KISS THE CAT!
>>737781Oh shit! I had forgotten about that.Now everything makes sense
>>737709SMOOCH THE CAT!
I want to bully all the girls in this fuckin quest
>>737980Bully Abdiel, she ignores you. Then proceeds to cry when no one is aroundBully Sibella, she laughs at you petty attempts to get a raise out of her. Then proceeds to cry when no one is aroundBully Charlotte, she gets uncomfortable and leaves. Then proceeds to cry when no one is aroundBully Nayara, you get a smack in the back of the head. Then proceeds to cat when no one is around
>>737980You will never bully the girls as well as Quest Guy.>>738088Remember when we decided to duel Nayara because we thought she was an actual house cat that just happened to talk?
>>738135Wat.Who? I must revisit the archives, for some reason i can't remember that
>>738167That... that was me...I really, really failed my reading comprehension...
>>738178It's okay, anon.Your bullying heart was in the right placeI still want to soil anyone in mustard after we beat them
>>738221>that spoilerbut that's weird, anon...
>>738234Not as a fetish thing, anon.Just to humilliate them further.
>>738243But I don't want to humiliate them! I just want to forcibly hold their hands
>>738268Not our friends, you dip!Someone we hate, i mean. Like, say we beat this Master up, then go to a destroyed hotdog stand, take the mustard, and dump it on his face.Because.Unless you mean holding the master's hand
>>738301I mean, I'm not saying no to the idea...
>>738312I guess we could console him after out mustard-based psychological assault
>>738320It will help convince him to change from his evil ways
>>738632He isn't evil. He just wants to purge this wretched world from the filth
>>737709You get out of your chair, not caring who sees. You walk over to Char as she struggles to find the words to say and you do something more meaningful than any words. You offer you her hand and help her gently out of her seat. "Uh...Benny...what are..."You don't give her time to finish. You place a hand firmly behind her back and pull her in close. You smash your lips against hers.You hold her so close you can feel her heart pounding. She loses herself in you, leaning into the kiss as her leg pops up behind her.You know you won't hurt her. She knows you won't hurt her. Her confidence in your ability to control your powers is your confidence.She purrs softly into your mouth sending an electric thrill all throughout your body.The Bluestone erupts in thunderous applause and whistles as the patrons cheer. The two of you break it off, blush, and smile.>ENTERING ANON MODE"So that's why he uses her name for his Galaga high score..." You reflect."I can't believe you talked me into using my incredible cosmic powers to help you with their relationship.""I do believe you owe me some thanks Anon..."Belial says."Thanks Belial. That chariot of yours is going to be extra-special."You watch Char and Benny sit themselves back down and resume eating their meal. A ghost chef with the traditional tall white hat and outrageous mustache presents them with a basket of complimentary wine and cheese, much to their incredibly cute embarrassment.Its great to see them having fun together. You hope this will take some of the sting out of the Winnie thing that has to happen later.>ENTERING BENNY MODEYou think the best thing to compare how you feel right now to is...a lightbulb. You feel like you're full of bright, clean, warm light. You feel happy and excited and embarrassed. You feel so many different emotions and all of them good."We...I mean we still don't know about...the kids I mean." Char says twirling a strand of hair between her claws. "How will they fit in the pack if they have a weirdo mother on top of being shifters?""Baby steps at a time Char, baby steps." You say taking a bracing swig of the wine. "We'll work our way to that. Right now though I think we can agree on one thing. We're a couple. And we're playing this for keeps.""Yes." She smiles brightly and you feel like the super hero she thinks you are. "Its about time we clearly recognized what we are." Char picks up a piece of breadstick and you watch her slowly stick it in your mouth. She giggles as you chew and swallow it."What you do that for?""Just felt like doing that is all...You know us cats. We can be playful...""So is this your way of saying you want to...play a little later tonight?" You ask with a goofy grin on your face."Um-hm." She nods.Her face suddenly turns stern. "Hmph!" She exclaims at something behind you. You turn and see a wide television playing a news broadcast detailing tomorrow's opening of parts of Castle Dracula to the public.-c
>>739409"She's got an awful lot of pride. Look at those crowds carrying pictures of her...""She's a celebrity. They're only half in control of their image. She's Dracula's kid and next in line to lead the family. People will want to be her devoted slaves no matter what she says.""She doesn't seem to be doing much to discourage such...loyalty.""Well its not like she hasn't been busy.""Yeah...busy with other people...""Woah now. Sibella didn't even know you existed when that happened. She's innocent.""It wouldn't have happened in the first place if she wasn't such a...loose woman.""Loose woman?" You raise an eyebrow. You suppose its the more "Christian" version of slut."Well look at how she dresses and how she acts! She's so...so damn confident she can have any man she wants..." Char starts to hiss a little before catching herself doing it and quickly scrambles to grab a napkin to wipe up the spray. "Sorry! Sorry!"SAY? DO?
>>739446>Suggest she actually meet with Sibella. We work with her pretty extensively and, if Char intends to be an SI, she'll need to at least know one of the more important people in the sphere's she'll be traveling in, if not at least like her.>Plus, Anon vouches for her and even Costilla has moved past holding her at gunpoint.And boy, does Anon vouch for her...
Wow, we're gonna end this thread soon>>739469Going with this.
>>739446>Say/Do>suggest Charlotte get to know Sibella a little more before she decides to really dislike her. Mention that Sibella did pull Benny out of the flooded warehouse the other night>maybe suggest that Sibella has to act confident because she's got so much responsibility foisted on her, and looking worried will have people lose faith in her. Suggest Sibella might actually be freaking out under all the stress>"can have any man she wants" point out that Sibella could never have Benny cuz someone better already has him *proceed to wink at charlotte*Although there is something I'm wondering we can do, we've successfully gotten Benny and Charlotte to admit they're official, what'd it take to get them more uh...confident in bed? QuestGuy did mention Charlotte was a gentle lover, maybe encouraging her to let out her claws once in a while wouldn't be a bad thing?
>>739886>>739694>>739469"You know, she DID save my ass when Focalor attacked.""Well...I never said she was evil..." Char angrily shoves a forkful of food in her mouth and chews. "Maybe she has to act so...confident...because she's got a lot of responsibility foisted on her. She wants to look powerful and sexy. For all we know she's freaking out under all the stress.""She short of is..." Anon thinks in your head. "But don't tell her I told you!""So how many partners do you think she's had? I mean, she's got to be decades old."You hear Anon chuckle."I don't know. Is that really any of our business?""I guess not...I still don't like the idea of her putting her hands on you...""Feeling a little territorial are we?""She just better know that you're off limits. You're the only man in the group besides Anon not in his sixties. Is it wrong that I'm worried she's going to be looking at you like a piece of meat? Just look at that smile of hers on her groupie's t-shirts... She KNOWS she can have any man she wants...""She can't have me. I've got someone better already." You give Char a playful wink."I hope she knows it. For her sake." She stabs a cheese stuffed ravioli. "Otherwise I'd kick her purple butt into next week.""You just need to talk to Sibella, really get to know her. Hang out with her and have some girl time together. Anon says she's nice. Abdiel says she's nice. Even old man Costilla likes her.""Well...if Abdiel says she's good...I guess I can try hanging out with her." She flashes you a catty smile. "It's a shame she's not into martial arts. You have NO idea how much I'd love to roll with her..."SAY? DO?ACTUALLY ANON SAYS SHE DOES KNOW HOW TO FIGHT. PICKED IT UP FROM BEING BESTIES WITH WINNIE. SHE'D BE A GOOD MATCH FOR YOUI THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU TWO FOUGHT OVER VIDEO GAMES...SO WHO BRINGS THE KIDDIE POOL FULL OF JELLY?NO CHAR, COOL IT. SHE'S MORE THAN A BIT OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE AND I DON'T THINK YOU'D LIKE TAPPING OUT TO HER
>>740386She doesn't knownabout the Winnie fight...btw.
>>740367>ACTUALLY ANON SAYS SHE DOES KNOW HOW TO FIGHT. PICKED IT UP FROM BEING BESTIES WITH WINNIE. SHE'D BE A GOOD MATCH FOR YOUWell... this seems like the only good option
>>740367Is Sibella actually that good of a fighter? I'm drawing a blank, I know she lost in hand to hand against Winnie, but how close was she?
>>740436That was less of an actual fight and more of a play-fight, mostly to vent her frustrations without doing actual damage.
>>740462Couldn't we make Char's fight with Sibella the same? No actual damage, no hypnosis, no claws, no thought forms, no demons. Just playful venting?
>>740477Maybe, it all depends on Sibella.She is, however, a little busy arranging things for the upcoming opening, so it'll take a minute to arrange.
>>740477>>740492Yeah. We can set rules and remind Char this is friendly sparring, not war.
>>740367>she knows how to fight from being besties with Winnie, she'd be a good match for you
>>740367Don't encourage her to fight, but mention offhandedly that she can hold her own in a battle due to being Winnie's friend
>>741651>>740560>>740509>>740492>>740477>>740462>>740436>>740432"Actually...she does know how to fight. Winnie is her best friend.""Oh. That's good." Char smirks. "That's really good. I guess I will hang out with her in that case...""Char. Don't get carried away okay? She's our friend. You spar with her you make sure you two play clean. No claws, no thought-forms, no voodoo. Clean."Char fold her arms. "Well if she agrees not to bring in the mist and weird vampire hypnosis, fine. There's no way that pampered little princess can beat me even if her alpha friend taught her some moves...""Char, you don't have to protect me from her. You don't have to protect me from anybody. I'm yours.""...I know." She sighs. "I know. But...damn it, I can't help being a cat. And a woman. My mate was threatened and I'm not going to feel right about it until I hear her tapping the mats..." Char's claws extend as she curls her fingers. "I want to overpower her, I want to really show how strong and capable and confident I am, and I want you to watch me while I do it.""Wow...I've never heard you so...aggressive before Char.""Well..." Char says with an embarrassed tug of her black hair. "...I guess you sort of got me fired up with all that talk about fighting for our relationship.:"Char." You say with finality. "You are not going to fight her over me. If that's what this is then I'm not going to let you.""Ah, no no no! I get that, really I do!" She shakes her paws in front of herself. "This will just be me blowing off some steam...and then when I can think clearly then I'll see about hanging out with her or whatever.""But what if you lose?"Char nearly chokes on her wine. "Pardon?""I said what if she beats you? You know she's not exactly a weakling. She's a good match for you. There's a good chance she'll kick that adorable little tail of yours babe.""Oh..." Char's large ears droop. "You...you really think she can beat me?"SAY? DO?
>>743348We believe in Char, but losing is a possibility worth considering.
>>743348>Basically.SUPPORT HER DECISION TO SPAR WITH SIBELLAORTELL HER THIS IS A BAD IDEA WAITING OT HAPPEN. SHE CAN SPAR WITH SIBELLA WHEN SHE GETS HER JEALOUS FEELINGS UNDER CONTROL. UNTIL THEN WE DON'T APPROVE.
>>743348"I just want to make sure that if worst comes to worst, you'll be able to handle 'Sides, don't you think you can finda better way to blow off steam?"Discourage her from doing something too brash
>>743372>SUPPORT HER DECISION TO SPAR WITH SIBELLAalways support, we just want to make sure a little loss doesn't cripple her self-esteem she's built up
>>743348Also>that adorable little tail of yours babeBad move, Benny. That's like if she called your dick a "pretty little thing"
>>743419Isn't her tail actually just a little nub though, or am I remembering it wrong? Do cat people put tails on a pedestal as much as werewolves do?
>>743619We've been told she is self concious about her short tail
>>743635Oh, alright. That's pretty cute
>>743657Don't bully the bobcat!
>>743619>>743635He tail is a stubby little bobcat tail and she's very self conscious about it. Benny thinks its cute and adorable though.And all beast people love their tails. Not only is it an old, old cultural belief that their souls are in their tails but they're considered to be quite fetching as well. Beast girls love to wrap their long tail around their lovers as they cuddle and Char is miffed that she sort of can't do that. It's like having small breasts.>>743383>>743411TIED VOTE
>>743671>SHE CAN SPAR WITH SIBELLA WHEN SHE GETS HER JEALOUS FEELINGS UNDER CONTROL.
>>743372>TELL HER THIS IS A BAD IDEA WAITING OT HAPPEN. SHE CAN SPAR WITH SIBELLA WHEN SHE GETS HER JEALOUS FEELINGS UNDER CONTROL. UNTIL THEN WE DON'T APPROVE.Pretty much this. Seems like she should get right with her feelings before sticking it to sibella.
>>743671What happens if you softly but firmly tug on a fluffy tail?
>>743701Why else do you think she cries sometimes during sex?Benny is a monster.
>>743348it looks like we're going to discourage Char from sparring from Sibella until she gets her jealous feelings under control.But I would like Benny to mention how hot Char is when she's fired up. Maybe suggest she uses her claws when they're alone?
>>743701It comes off a lot easier than you expected and you have to embark on a ruse cruise of "I-I meant to maim you to show how weak human companionship makes you!" which through a series of misunderstandings and misadventures leads to you being a weeb's maid.
>>743709It is not abuse if there is love>>743731The idea of it coming off as a lizard's tail is hilarious to me
>>743788reminds me of pic related
>>743715>Benny wants to touch fluffy tail>He grabs at it and pulls>You want to wrap it snuggly and lovingly around his hand>But your stupid tail is so short he can barely reach it...>It sort of hurts as he tugs on it...>You bite your tongue. You don't want your stupid tail to ruin the lovemaking...
>>743805>ask about Char using her claws>bring up the tailI'm confused
>>743801I was looking for that picture, but google only gave me articles about battered wives>>743805So, i take it she is not a masochist?
>>743827well, glad I could supply it for youI have a few like that.Like my personal favorite!>>743805Man, Char needs to upgrade from missionary to cowgirl.
>>743821Meant to link to >>743701But we can totally encourage Char to try bringing out her primal side. She'll think clawing Benny is weird...at first...
>>743836Do you have the "We are going to do lots of kinky shit tonight"?I can only supply this one
>>743854you know I do!
>>743842>encouraging Char to bring out her primal side in bedWELP I'VE GOT MY NEW GOAL IN THIS QUEST
>>743878it's a noble goalAbdiel would approve.
>>743886my other goal in this quest is to get Abdiel laid, too. We've got that new Angel hanging around, don't we?>not certain if I want to think of Padre or Nayara for sexual yet
>>743899>HahehahielNope, she and Focalor are destined to be together.For while Sibella can grant him the wings he so desires, only Abby can give him wings in his heartGod, that was cheesy
>>743899It's weird to think of Padre as for sexual, and Nayara's still trying to be Anon's Mom/Big Sister, not that he's realized it yet, the poor thing.I'll admit, I'm still quietly hoping to make it a romantic threesome between Her, Anon, and Sibella.Though >>743915 works for me tooI just want her to get a foot massage
Also, do you guys think we should summon a Marchosias? He told us to speak to one of him about Michael's forgiveness if we ever got the chance
>>743925How about a hydro-massage?
>>743842Here's an interesting idea I just thought of-you could ask Sibella to lose on purpose to Char.ASK SIBELLA TO TAKE A DIVE?We're almost at page 10 and I unfortunately am very busy tonight. Odds are the thread is going to die before I can post again.Halloween is coming up, and I'll be running Capeworld: Statesmen and Sibella Quest this week (I swear Mechagirl will return). Sense its almost Hallloween (and sense brevity is something I need to practice in my writing) I was thinking of running a one-shot or two.I was thinking of one based on 90's kid horror like Are you Afraid of the Dark and Goosebumps where you play as a girl named Chris trapped with your annoying little brother Sam inside a haunted pinball arcade. It'll be like one of those choose your on adventure books. I'll put on my best RL Stine impression. Expect cheap deaths and fake scares.Another is a good old fashioned slasher movie setup. You're a ghost in an abandoned hotel. A very tangible, angry ghost. Ghost Hunters break in to ask you how you died. You're going to show them. Best ending is making sure none of them get out alive.What do you think?[spoilers] Char and Benny's date is about to be interrupted by Moloch and Ariel. Brush up on your poker skills. Its how you fight Moloch,. [/spoiler]>>743925>threesomeOh dear, now I'm thinking about Nayara getting involved in the "Hunter vs Vampire Princess" role playing...I have an idea how something like that could go down...would something like the following interest anyone as a potentially non-canon short?: Nayara vs Sibella with one whip between them that they have to fight over. Winner is the one holding it. Loser is the one getting whipped like a tamed vampire slave girl/panther kitten. Anon gets winner and the loser has to watch tied up until its their turn Who do you want to see win in the story, Nayara or Sibella?
>>743915>tfw you voted for abby
>>743967We could ask her to make it close, or, at the very least, a learning experience.>Dat failed spoilerFuckin called it!Man, shame Abby ins't there for them, seeing her and Ariel reconnect would be... interesting.>Dat actual spoilerExtra lewd!Though, I'd vote Nayara, just because the interactions would be just too much fun~
>>743967Nah, beastfolk have a sixth sense for that shit.And if someone saw Sibella lose like that and took a picture her image would take a dive tooI've never played Poker in my life and i have no idea how to. Would you prefer a partida of Truco? 15 Tantos, of course>>743982>tfw you voted for Abby too and now are getting NTR'd by some hot shot angel dude that can give her better love and sex than you ever could with your punny human body and mindI am not salty at all!
>>743967>Ask Sibella to take a diveyou know, she DID say she owed Benny for helping her out at the pizza parlor, helping build up Char's confidence would be a good way to repay him.>ThreesomeI dunno, it's kinky but making the loser watch seems a little...cruel...
>>744019They only have to watch until it's their turn, QG isn't a monster.... Right?
>>743967>Nayara vs Sibella with one whip between them that they have to fight over. Winner is the one holding it. Loser is the one getting whipped like a tamed vampire slave girl/panther kitten. Anon gets winner and the loser has to watch tied up until its their turn
>>744033>>744019They'd get their turn. The feelings of bound desire and humiliation make the eventual release all the sweeter.Surprised to see Nayara taking the lead in the vote.
>>743967>Who do you want to see win?Nayara. I want to see her ______________________smile.
>>744122At the very least, it'd be hilarious for Abby and Hahaha to float in on>A-Anon! What is this!? Why are Sibella and Nayara wearing collars!?>Well what else would I connect the leashes to, Abby?>Nayara, I demand you stop this... this Godless hedonism at once!>*wet, muffled noise of objection*
>>744122As am I...clearly its Sibella.Save that stuff for a non-canon OVA>Mechagirl will return eventually.I just want to get the horrible shit over with so we can be the savior of bots we want to be. That and I want to not jave our dads hate us.I will be patient
Voting for Sibella
And to shoehorn every known demon in this thread, here's the last one.The gray old man with the phallic symbol
>>743967>Char and Benny's date is about to be interrupted by Moloch and Ariel. Brush up on your poker skills. Its how you fight Moloch,. Alrighty then.With some luck, Char will get to count as Moloch's summoner, that'd be a great powerup and also give us all 3 demon badasses that the Master relied on>SpoilerI'd want Sibella to win.
>>746438>tfw the ultimate poker battle between the Baron and Moloch will happen in your lifetime
>>746438>Char becomes molochs summoner>everytime she invokes him she starts with "the power of Christ compels you"
>>743967>Realize thread is still up>That lewd spoilerI'd want Sibella to win personally