After the many unorthodox situations a well-made cake can involve you in, you’re back at your apartment complex after what feels like years. But it was a week. Technically it wasn’t because Bubble time is different than yours, but your body KNOWS it’s been a week. It’s not like it’s the longest time either way, but the point is…! You forgot the point! You’re back home, you’re a little tired, your beautiful fat cat has decided to greet you on the street after the limousine left, and now…Now you’re watching a former Blueberry struggles to keep her key in her hands. Reasonable questions aside, you wonder how someone can be this clumsy! You have never fumbled your stuff like—!!!You check if you have your stuff! Uff! For a moment there you thought you lost the 50.000 Gor$ you received from Ka-Shing. That was a tiny heart attack… Anyway, your van will look so cool once you do some neat repairs with this money! Heck, you can fund your driving lessons! You’re a big boy now. You’re 18. A legal adult in most places in the world, and more importantly, this place in the world! And currently, in this place in the world, you’re watching a nation-wide renowned artist being clumsy…You wonder if she’ll drop her keys or not. She’s fumbling them too close to the handrail.What happens now?>Debbie drops her keys on the first floor. You’ll pick them up for her.>Debbie is a good girl and manages to grab her keys. No interaction though. But you’ll be back at your apartment sooner!>Debbie drops her keys in an oddly placed hole in the sewage for them to never return. To open no door again. Tragic.>Write In.
>>5652730Information:Twitter: https://twitter.com/QM91mDiscord: https://discord.gg/AmjbaTRArchives: https://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=do+your+best+quest(Rough Grammar ‘till half of the 9th Thread) Incomplete Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-nIx_dvaNCPQ7zLg2BK_ucCyGNM741kAANxqXj7hdDs/edit?usp=sharing Votes: Votes are counted until 25 minutes have passed. This rule doesn't apply to the last reply of the day.Votes that require a dice roll are counted until 15 minutes have passed, so we can speed up the process. Rolls are counted until 10 minutes have passed, so be prepared! (NEW) Dice Mechanic: We always roll 1d100s!Since most people weren’t happy with the system of averaging top four rolls, we’re using best of 2/3/4 depending on the attribute a prompt requires. If Johnny is a genius and it’s a Knowledge based roll, he gets more rolls (Max. 7)! If he sucks, he gets less dice (Min. 2)! When asked for rolls, I will specify how many you’re going to get. Rolling begins after it’s asked. Rolling 100 is a critical! There are no Critical Failures anymore! The difficulty of the roll is tied with the effectiveness of the action. In other words, the harder the option the better the result! Don’t forget that at the end of the day, this is a story-driven quest! What the prompts are describing is more important than the difficulty of the rolls, for results in a fight. Again, rolls are only counted when they are posted within ten minutes of being asked, so watch out!
>>5652730>>Debbie drops her keys on the first floor. You’ll pick them up for her.
>>5652730>Debbie is a good girl and manages to grab her keys. No interaction though. But you’ll be back at your apartment sooner!
>>5652730>Debbie drops her keys on the first floor. You’ll pick them up for her.
>>5652730>Debbie drops her keys in an oddly placed hole in the sewage for them to never return. To open no door again. Tragic.
Oh no! The prophecy you just made up has come to fruition! Clumsy Ambition-P drops her keys to the first floor. Her hand extends through the bars, the defeat in her eyes is palpable. Your heart breaks the moment the cheap steel bounces on the dirt near the pavement. What an unmitigated disaster. But if you’re known for something… it’s not for picking up keys. Are you known for something? Like, everyone on the face of the planet knows that Scarlet is all about her bubble butt, but a level-headed guy like you? Nothing. You have no quirks. Just a regular guy. And you prefer it stay that way.“Meow.” Bradford Jr. wants you to pick up the keys. What a nice boy. You put him inside your hoodie so he can be warm.“Yeah, I will.” You know that being a normal level-headed guy means you need to help people in need. The greater the task, the less likely a regular man would do anything. But recovering a key from the ground is as meager as boring tasks go.After grabbing the key, you go up the stairs until you meet with Deborah halfway through. Time to greet your new neighbor! You remind yourself she’s in apartment 303, right next to Ajna’s, which is right next to yours.“Sir! Partner! Mr. Ando!” Debbie has no idea what to call you. “W-What are you doing here?”“Giving you this back, Debbie.” You hand over the key.“T-Thank you!” Debbie acts way too surprised by this. “Y-You saw me drop it?”“Yeah.” You shrug.“That’s embarrassing… I’ve given the worst of impressions...” Debbie chuckles a little out of nervousness. “How have you been?” Debbie instinctively asks, and realizes it wasn’t the best question. You were together like an hour ago.“I’m good; not much changes in one car ride’s time.” You cheekily respond. “You live here?”“I moved here today.” Debbie crosses her arms, trying to move on from her awkward question.“Then we’re neighbors!” You raise your fist in celebration. You two start going up the stairs. “Welcome to the block!”“W-We are?” Debbie feels positive emotions! You reach the 3rd floor.“I’m in 301.” You point two doors away from the Blueberry’s apartment.“Something out there must be bringing us together.” Debbie looks up to the stars. Oh god, an enemy ability?! Wait, your Level 5 Knowledge is calling you stupid. False alarm. “Well, uh, I’m unpacking, but, uhm, do you want to come over? We need to hash out a plan if you really meant it back then. The music industry isn’t easy!”
>>5652789What do you do?>“We’re both tired, let’s leave it for tomorrow. We’re neighbors, so there’s no rush.” Take things easy.>“Hash out a plan? No time for that, I’ll help you unpack instead.” Try to be a nice neighbor.>“Don’t you wanna come over to my place instead? I’ll cook something for you. I have a cute roommate by the way.” Invite her over to your apartment.>“Sure, let’s figure this out!” Agree with Debbie’s plan.>Write In.(Last reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>5652791>“Hash out a plan? No time for that, I’ll help you unpack instead.” Try to be a nice neighbor.
why didnt they just shove the gun up their stupid fuck ASS
I admire how long this quest has run for while still having no idea what its about
>>5652791>Write-In"We do need to plan, but I've just spent several days away from my apartment and I need to check in with my (cute) roommate first. Let me do that, then we can talk about it while I help you unpack!"
>>5652791changing vote from >>5652890 to >>5652904
>>5652904Sure, maybe we can introduce them too
“We do need to plan, but I’ve just spent several days away from my apartment and I need to check in with my (cute) roommate first.” You need to check how Ruby is doing! “Let me do that, then we can talk about it while I help you unpack!” You’re going to make yourself useful.“Huh? You didn’t notice? Your cute roommate is inside your hoodie!” Debbie is gleefully unaware of the real facts of life as she points at your overweight cat. “You two can come in for a cup of coffee.”“Meow.” The deep voice of the cat echoes through the hallway.“Him? I’m not talking about him.” You shake your head. If it was this big fella, you wouldn’t have to go! “I have an actual roommate.”“A-Ah? You weren’t joking?” Debbie feels terrible about misreading the situation.“It’s fine.” You mean, Hobos are kinda like pets, right? Your knowledge not only disagrees, it tells you not to say this out loud. You wonder how your brain works. “But I guess he counts too.” You display the big-boned feline to Debbie. She’s in awe at his size.“Meow.” Bradford Jr. acts friendly.“Little chubby friend!” Debbie pats the cute cat’s head. “What’s his name?”“Bradford Junior!” You smile as you snuggle with him!“D’aww! And what happened to Bradford Senior?” Debbie asks all enthusiastically.“He’s dead...” You miss the fat bastard.“O-Oh…” Debbie feels like she should’ve seen this coming. “I-I’m very sorry to hear that, Ribbit.” Oh no, she ribbits out of nervousness! It only makes things worse! Good thing you’re silly and therefore unaffected by it. Ambition-P covers her face with both hands, knowing that she screwed this up.“It wasn’t your fault.” You respond like you didn’t hear the last part well. “But thanks. It’s very thoughtful of you. Anyway, I’ll see you in a bit!”“Yes! Come over anytime! I’m very diligent, so I’ll be staying up late!” Debbie sends you off with a bright smile. You know what they say about entertainers masking their emotions, they’re good at it! But you can tell she’ll beat herself up over this conversation. Not like you, who has never fumbled a conversation in your entire life. Don’t ask Susie…After what feels like an eternity, you open your apartment’s door, you let the nice cherry aroma hit your nostrils… It’s good to be home. Wait a minute. Your apartment never smelled this way! Heck, you’re spotting some differences already as you turn on the lights! There are many flowery ornaments around, mostly purple colored. It’s cozy but new! Also, extremely clean, same level as when Nariko used to put this place in order. Those were the days…“Meow.” Bradford Jr. jumps off and walks around like he owns the place. Nothing looks different to him.You wonder where Ruby is. She probably wasn’t expecting you to come back today.
>>5653574What do you do?>Announce your glorious return as loudly as possible!>If Ruby is asleep, it’s better if you drop your things in your room and leave to meet up with Debbie.>Check the fridge. You’re in no mood to cook, but you’re hungry.>Check Ruby’s room! You need to find her!>Ask Bradford Jr. to show you the way to the redhead.>Write In.
>>5653575>>Ask Bradford Jr. to show you the way to the redhead.
>>5653574>Announce your glorious return as loudly as possible!
>>5653575>Ask Bradford Jr. to show you the way to the redhead.
>>5653575>>Announce your glorious return as loudly as possible!
You got your buddy back, and he has the intel, so why not ask him?“Bradford Jr., where is Ruby?” You ask the special cat who can float for no discernible reason. “Guide me to her.” He’s a professional, so you must request this as one too!The spy cat nods, then leads the expedition towards unknown grounds! The mysterious ground being your own room. He sits by the door like a good boy and waits for you to do the next move. Your door is almost closed like you always leave it. You spy through the crack for no reason but to be cautious.Inside you see nothing abnormal, except for someone sleeping inside your bed. Or trying to. Whoever she is (It’s Ruby, why are you pretending it might be someone else?), she took her AirPods off and left them on your bedside table to snuggle down.…Why is your cute roommate in your room? It’s small! It’s a miracle that your bed and your desk fit in there! And you went through the trouble of doubling her bed size! What’s up with this?What do you do?>Ruby is clearly tired and wants to go to sleep. Take the hint and don’t disturb her. Get some food, then go to Debbie’s apartment.>Be really petty and take Ruby’s room as your own. Leave your stuff there and act like you’re back home without caring about this room thief.>Turn invisible, sneak inside, and surprise Ruby! For fun!>Open the door wide and announce you’re back!>Write In.
>>5653629>>Open the door wide and announce you’re back!
>>5653629>Turn invisible, sneak inside, and surprise Ruby! For fun!
>>5653629>Ruby is clearly tired and wants to go to sleep. Take the hint and don’t disturb her. Get some food, then go to Debbie’s apartment.
“Ruby! I’m back home!” You open the door as wide as you can!“J-Johnny?!” Ruby has a mixture of emotions, from shock to happiness, and mostly concern! The rosy-tinted cheeks girl tries to hide them all by poorly covering herself under the sheets. She corners herself on the edge of the bed. “It is you…!” It’s like she realized that you’re one of the people she trusts the most! She puts her slippers on, then simultaneously grabs your hand and plants a long kiss on your cheek! “It’s so great to see you! Welcome home!”“D’aww, you really missed me, didn’t you?” You feel very touched by this. You’ll never take people being excited to see you for granted!“B-But of course, I did!” Ruby is actually confused by how little you think she cares about you. “Or am I being too affectionate for your liking...?”“I’m just teasing you a little, Ruby.” You smile as you turn the lights on. It isn’t necessary with your night vision, but surely Ruby will appreciate seeing clearly! The fact that she did all that in the dark says a lot about how excited she was about this reunion!“J-Johnny, w-wait…!” Ruby didn’t want the lights on for whatever reason. “I-I know this might look off, but g-give me a moment to explain this to you…!”“Huh?” You really didn’t assess the situation properly because her mood change left you speechless.“Meow.” Bradford Junior jumps on your bed to enjoy the show.Oh yeah. You have to ask yourself again, why is she sleeping in your room? Why is she wearing your clothes as pajamas? And why your uniform shirt of all things? She’s wearing her own shorts too, but this fact only confuses you more.The redhead steps back into the bed looking a bit paler than before…! The sheets becoming her armor.“Johnny, I have a reasonable explanation for this…!” Ruby doesn’t want you to think of her as some odd person. She HATES dishonesty, so she may have a good excuse. You hope the other beds are fine...What do you do?>“Well, I’m listening.” You don’t know where this is going, but you’ll let her talk!>“I’m hungry, can it wait for a minute?” Act so nonchalant about it to ease Ruby’s worries.>“Hmm, I don’t mind you being a little bit of a pervert.” You don’t care. She got naked for you once. What’s the big deal?>“Happy holidays by the way!” You forgot you missed one of the best holidays of the year…>“As long as you return my bed to me, I don’t care.” You lost your room once and you swore it won’t happen again.>Write In. (Last Reply of the Day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>5653666>“Happy holidays by the way!” You forgot you missed one of the best holidays of the year…
>>5653666>“Hmm, I don’t mind you being a little bit of a pervert.” You don’t care. She got naked for you once. What’s the big deal?
>>5653666>Write-In"Hmm, I don't mind you being a little bit of a pervert...but I'm listening, since you have a reasonable explanation. Sorry I disappeared like that by the way, something unexpected came up."Ruby does HATE dishonesty, I'd like to hear her reasonable explanation!
>>5653666>>“Hmm, I don’t mind you being a little bit of a pervert.” You don’t care. She got naked for you once. What’s the big deal?>“Well, I’m listening.” You don’t know where this is going, but you’ll let her talk!
>>5653666>>“Hmm, I don’t mind you being a little bit of a pervert.” You don’t care. She got naked for you once. What’s the big deal?
“Hmmm, I don’t mind you being a little bit of a pervert.” You reassure with the best of intentions. Why would you? It’s no big deal!“P-Pervert…?” Ruby’s cherry cheeks tint the rest of her face in the same color, not without hints of bewilderment attached. She doesn’t think of herself as lewd despite the overwhelming amount of evidence to the contrary. “D-Did you just call me a pervert...?” The redhead looks down full of shame just like when you had that apron misunderstanding with Scarlet...“A little bit of one, yeah. Just like me! I admitted as much when we played Drawtionary, didn’t I? It’s all good!” You don’t think there’s anything to be ashamed of! It’s a natural thing. Yeah, wording it out as perversion is not the best way to express it, but Ruby is a bright girl, she’ll know what you mean. “Right, Bradford Jr.?”“Meow.” Bradford Junior agrees. He doesn’t mind helping horny people either! Little fella had no qualms about coming in clutch for you and Nina that one time!“J-Johnny, you’re misunderstanding me…!” The former billionaire doesn’t want this label on her at all costs. “The apartment felt so empty, I thought about you and…” She can’t come up with a good explanation anymore.“Ruby, there’s no need to explain.” You put the redhead’s mind at rest.“B-But, Johnny —while I admire your honesty— I must ask; do you really see me that way…?” Ruby’s heart is about to be shattered into tiny little Ruby pieces and you’re the only one who can stop this!You can try to convince her that being horny isn’t the biggest petty crime in the history of humanity (stealing cookies is), or you can reassure her your intentions weren’t going that way, but to make her feel comfortable with herself. Whatever you do, remember: you’re hungry.
>>5654358The options are in the image. (blame the site)
>>5654360>"You're not an actual pervert. But look at the way you're wearing my clothes. It's both cute and sexy. That's how I think of you! Cute and sexy! I love it!" Explain things in the easiest way possible.
>>5654360>“Of course you’re not a perv. I think what you’re doing is adorable!” Try to give her positive vibes.>Hug her>”Sorry, I was just teasing you”
>>5654358>“You’re not an actual pervert. But look at the way you’re wearing my clothes. It’s both cute and sexy. That’s how I think of you! Cute and sexy! I love it!” Explain things in the easiest way possible.
>>5654360>>"You're not an actual pervert. But look at the way you're wearing my clothes. It's both cute and sexy. That's how I think of you! Cute and sexy! I love it!" Explain things in the easiest way possible.
>>5654374>>5654360I'll change to the other
“Of course you’re not a perv, I think what you’re doing is adorable!” You try to be positive and reassuring in the way she probably wants. You’re no mind reader, but you can see the signs, and you don’t want to make her feel uncomfortable.“H-Huh…?” Ruby didn’t expect a sudden change of heart.“Sorry, I was just teasing you.” You help Ruby to get on her feet and hug her! She reciprocates almost instantly, giggling by your ear. It’s endearing! It was a quick one, so you’re back to talking face-to-face.“Do you really think it’s adorable? I heard otherwise.” Ruby doesn’t think it is, but kinda creepy. “I know it’s improper of me to go through your stuff without your permission. But I needed something that reminded me of you.” Is living in this apartment not enough for her?“Meow.” Or Bradford Junior’s presence? He’s your cat! And… uh… you think Ruby has actually spent more time as his owner than you have. You’re awful.“Of course! I wouldn’t lie to you! Maybe tease you a tiny bit.” You reassure yet again. “I know how much you despise liars.”“And I know you well too! You must be hungry. I’ll get something ready.” Ruby runs out of the room, then peeks inside. “I really missed you…”“Missed you too.” You smile as you drop your stuff in your room. “You can keep the shirt, you look good in it.”“Uhm, yes, thank you.” Ruby starts buttoning it properly as she disappears deeper into the apartment. She doesn’t want to look like a random pervert, but a proper one.“Meow.” Bradford is really glad to have you back.You find this strangely comforting… like it’s meant to be. Maybe having a pet is really what makes a home more welcoming.Ruby prepared you a healthy and fulfilling meal! It was good enough for your shitty palate! You’re glad you don’t have to cook again, it’s like the cake drained your entire battery. Uh, well, you did you know what too, so no wonder you’re tired. Thankfully, the food hit the right spot, andyou feel more energized!Seems like Ruby is planning on sleeping back in her room. She’ll keep the shirt tho! She wants to keep talking to you, but you know it’s late. Tomorrow is Saturday, so you don’t expect School, so...What do you do?>Excuse yourself, you’re going to meet with Debbie! Of course, tell Ruby everything about it before you go.>Make an impromptu gift for the new neighbor with Ruby! Together you’ll visit the Blueberry!>Call the meeting off with Debbie and hit the bed. Maybe you’re a little energized, but your body will appreciate it!>Write In.
>>5654421>>Make an impromptu gift for the new neighbor with Ruby! Together you’ll visit the Blueberry!
Since Ruby wants to keep you company, you think it’s a good idea to invite her over to help with Debbie! Or just be around! If she’s tired, you don’t want her to do anything strenuous. With the idea dropped, Ruby is elated to welcome a new neighbor to the apartment complex! The redhead reads your mind and proposes to bring a gift. You think this meal she prepared might work, but maybe you need to push things further and get something else too.You take a moment to think. What does a Blueberry like? Oh! You think you got it! There’s something in your room you can give, you look for it. In the meantime, Ruby changed to a less risque outfit to your dismay. She’ll never not be cute, but how many times will you have the chance to see her wearing your clothes? Not many. Well, it’s not like your school uniform is the most exciting of outfits.You, Ruby, and Bradford Jr. go to Debbie’s apartment. As the forever leading man, you knock on the door. Ah, you remember that one time when you met Ajna and inexplicably tried to kill her with Philonune. Those were the days. You’re feeling too nostalgic about moments from not too long ago! Is that what being an adult is all about?Point is, you’re not planning on murder today.Or any day.That came off a little creepy.Good thing these are your thoughts and nobody else can hear them.How many times have you ever thought that at this point?Philonune chuckles. You don’t like this.Anyway, the door opens…!“Mr. Ando, I’m glad you’re here! I was waiting for you and your adorable pet!” Debbie opens the door without thinking much about it. Then realizes Ruby is standing next to you. “O-Oh, sorry, I didn’t mean to call you a pet, miss not-a-pet…” Immediately awkward. She could’ve played dumb. “I-Is this your cute roommate you talked about, ribbit…?”“Yeah, this is Ruby!” You present her with a smile and ignore the awkwardness.“I’m thrilled to make your acquaintance, dear neighbor. Here’s a present!” Ruby hands over the plastic container with the food. She’s a good girl, so she ignored the comments too. “It’s homemade!”“Thank you, how very thoughtful of you!” Debbie grabs it with a smile.“Meow.” Bradford Jr. makes his presence known.“Oh, there you are, mister! You made me pass a tricky time just now.” Ambition-P wants to blame your fluffy buddy for her troubles as she pets him under the chin… or chins? Can cats have double chins? You’ll blame the collar either way… “Please, come in! I’m still unpacking!”“We’re here to help!” You strut inside for no good reason. Your company follows.“Johnny, excuse me…” Ruby tries to be a little secretive. “Have I seen Deborah before?”Oh yeah, you forgot to mention everything about Debbie being an idol to your cute roommate. How awkward! Whatever Debbie has, seems to be contagious.
>>5654459How do you respond?>“Oh yeah, she’s a super idol or something. From today onwards, I’m helping her with her business.” Be extremely nonchalant about this.>“She’s Ambition-P. Maybe you’ve heard of her before?” Be casual about this without acting too knowledgeable because… well, you didn’t know her before today.>“Probably, Debbie is super famous. She’s Ambition-P, a world-renowned idol.” State the facts as you know them.>“Ruby, really? You don’t know who Ambition-P is? Tskies.” Be really obnoxious for no reason.>“Ask her. It might surprise you.” Wiggle your eyebrows! You have to be mysterious!>Write In.What’s your gift?>A Hoodie. Since people keep using your goddamn clothes.>A Bowling Ball. You have one of those for some reason. Your dad is the reason.>Everyone’s favorite dancing/rhythm game: Pop your Knees N’ Music.>Dorothy’s PC. Wait what.>A Watermelon. Why was that in your room? Ruby must answer.>Write In.(Last Reply of the Day, we return on Saturday!)
>>5654462>Everyone’s favorite dancing/rhythm game: Pop your Knees N’ Music.>“She’s Ambition-P. Maybe you’ve heard of her before?” Be casual about this without acting too knowledgeable because… well, you didn’t know her before today
>>5654462>“Oh yeah, she’s a super idol or something. From today onwards, I’m helping her with her business.” Be extremely nonchalant about this.>Write-In"Actually I was wondering if you might be interested in helping with that. I know you enjoy your job at the convenience store but I think you'd good at managing an idol!">Write-In$20k of Gor-bucks to start the idol business.
>>5654462>“Oh yeah, she’s a super idol or something. From today onwards, I’m helping her with her business.” Be extremely nonchalant about this.>A Watermelon. Why was that in your room? Ruby must answer.watermelon
>>5654462>>“Oh yeah, she’s a super idol or something. From today onwards, I’m helping her with her business.” Be extremely nonchalant about this.>A Watermelon. Why was that in your room? Ruby must answer.
>>5654462>“Oh yeah, she’s a super idol or something. From today onwards, I’m helping her with her business.” Be extremely nonchalant about this.>A Watermelon. Why was that in your room? Ruby must answer.
“Oh yeah, she’s a super idol or something.” You put it simply.“Huh? An idol?” Ruby is befuddled for a moment as she looks around. There’s nothing in this apartment that’s indicative of anything musical. “Yeah. From today onwards, I’m helping her with her business.” You act extremely nonchalantly about this.“You don’t need to hold a job to support us.” Ruby doesn’t want you to overextend.“Nah, I’m doing it because I’d like to. And again, don’t worry, we’re not having money issues.” You reassure the nice redhead. “Debbie, here’s my own gift!” You start talking out loud again. “A watermelon!” You pass it to the blueberry.“WOOAH!” Debbie seems to love it! “T-Thank you, Johnny! This is incredible!”“It’s from both of us really.” You bring the humbleness out after misleading the blueberry. “Why did we have one by the way?” You turn to Ruby.“Oh, a patron of the store gifted it to me.” Ruby smiles. What a kind person! “I know it’s rude to give presents away, but if we all share it, I believe it is all good!”“Absolutely.” You nod! Gifts like these are for everyone to enjoy!“You want to eat it right now?! Yaaay~!” Debbie didn’t expect to have such a special dessert at this time of night! She’s overjoyed! She takes it to the kitchen.“I’ll help you out.” Ruby follows the blueberry!“Meow.” Bradford Jr. looks inside some of the half-open boxes until he sees an empty one to use as his own base. There aren’t as many boxes lying around as one would expect from someone who moved to a new place. Compared to Ajna, Debbie is a lightweight. She probably expected the apartment to be furnished. There’s one that explicitly says it’s for Debbie to deliver to someone else, but you’ll ignore it for now.Since Bradford Jr. messed with some boxes, some interesting items are peeking out…What do you do?>There’s a Photo Album. How antiquated! You must take a look!>Those old goggles. You remember them! Those are the special gadgets the Orphanage of the Blue used to have! Have a look.>There are silly Frog Idol Costumes. A sign on top of the box says ‘Propositions to save us from bankruptcy’. Check out what other environmental storytelling elements are in that box.>Ask Debbie what you can help with to not be a nosy little shit.>Write In.
>>5657015>>Ask Debbie what you can help with to not be a nosy little shit.
>>5657015>There are silly Frog Idol Costumes. A sign on top of the box says ‘Propositions to save us from bankruptcy’. Check out what other environmental storytelling elements are in that box.
>>5657020+1Just look at all that CONTENT
>>5657015>Those old goggles. You remember them! Those are the special gadgets the Orphanage of the Blue used to have! Have a look.
Sometimes, you can’t help yourself and curiosity gets the best of you, and when those times arrive it’s always something silly — and in this instance it’s those damn frog costumes. You gingerly approach the box like an expert phantom thief would because you learned how to do that, and any practice is good practice.You happen to notice on the other boxes a photo album, and the Orphanage of the Blue’s special goggles on another box. But who cares about old tricks and memories? The juicy details are around this pond.On the top of the box with the froggy bits, it reads ‘Propositions to save us from bankruptcy’, this message is torn from it being opened. On the side are some delivery specifications like Debbie’s old address and other details that aren’t important.You delicately rummage through its content, and see many different costumes that are far worse than the one Debbie was wearing during the food battle; and by worse you mean better because they’re far sillier and explicitly frogesque. On top of them all is a document detailing the reasoning behind each proposition (costume), and who designed them. Interestingly, of the dozen names some of them jump out at you: Sven Dolberg (B-WORM), Scarlet Argyle, and Soh Futaki!T-These are fan propositions for a contest! You wonder why frogs of all things. That explains why one looks like B-WORM’s friend Genesis…The document in itself is pretty harsh in tone, putting all the pressure on Amber (Debbie) to not let down her fans and save the company. The language is closer to what you’d hear from a mafiosi.The idol business ran by the mafia? Such a pure form of entertainment clouded by darkness? How can it be...?…You remember that Ka-Shing owns one of the big agencies, so it shouldn’t be surprising even if you didn’t have any context.“What are you reading?” Debbie shows up out of nowhere.“This.” Your courage is way too high to be perturbed by such a pretty face. You raise the document in clear view.“Oh.” Debbie hands you a slice of watermelon. “Doing research?” She's more interested in how you’ll respond than the actual answer.“I guess you could say that.” You chuckle. “Where’s Ruby?”“Cleaning all the dishes. She insisted.” Debbie feels awkward about it. “Ruby said you two are here to help first and foremost, and, uh, no matter what I said she felt worse and worse for me, and was more and more determined to help. Ribbit...” Again Debbie with those sad ribbits. “Aside from being really beautiful, she’s way too nice! So what did you figure out, Mr. Ando?”That question came out of nowhere.
>>5657154How do you respond?>“Just call me Johnny.” Adjust your glasses. Girls love when you adjust your glasses.>“Your previous bosses were the mafia heads, right?” Go for the wild speculation.>“That the Frog theme you have going on was a desperate effort to save the company.” That’s pretty obvious, but you need to keep your answer simple and normal.>“It’s a secret. Let me help you unpack first.” Evade the question for now to have more intrigue for later!>Write In. (Last Reply of the Day, we continue tomorrow! Sorry for the short session!)
>>5657155>“Just call me Johnny.” Adjust your glasses. Girls love when you adjust your glasses.>“That the Frog theme you have going on was a desperate effort to save the company.” That’s pretty obvious, but you need to keep your answer simple and normal.
>>5657155>>“Just call me Johnny.” Adjust your glasses. Girls love when you adjust your glasses.>>5657157Another +1
“Just call me Johnny.” You let her know as you adjust your glasses.“A-Are you sure??” Debbie starts eating her own watermelon piece.“Debbie, I call you Debbie.” And you’d call her Little Debbie if she wasn’t so sensitive.“Because I told you to call me anything you’re comfortable with.” Debbie responds with confusion still.“Well, I don’t mind either. We’ll be partners for a while, so we better get used to one another.” You say.“Hee hee, you’re right! We’ll take the world by blue storm!” Despite all the awkwardness and feelings of unfitness, this Blueberry remains optimistic about your chances. “Now, Johnny, what did you figure out?”“That the Frog theme you have going on was a desperate effort to save the company.” You gently tap on the papers to show how well-read you are.“Oh, you’re correct! But to call it desperate is a bit much. It wasn’t anything that made me uncomfortable.” Debbie feels bad for the talent that came up with the idea to be bashed like that. “It was all for fan engagement and banking on nostalgia.”“Being a frog was a nostalgic act?” You find this kinda funny.“No, dressing as a frog was part of this new act. I, uh, wear normal costumes?” Ambition-P has no idea. You’d say that she goes out of the norm. “My first hit had me ribbiting! It is a song about a place in the countryside surrounded by little ponds with those tiny cronies croaking, and how the tiniest details can remind you of the place you used to belong. My costume was supposed to be evolving from tadpole to frog as the concert went on! It was sweet!”“It sounds nice enough!” Even if you can’t decide if the idea is lame or not, you don’t wonder why her agency went bankrupt anymore if that was their best bet. “What went wrong?”“The idea never materialized in time, before we knew it, the agency filed for bankruptcy.” Debbie looks all sad. One part of you believes this isn’t the entire story, but…“Well, your story won’t end there anymore!” You pump your fist.“You’re right!!!” Debbie’s spirits rise up! She eats her watermelon with purpose. You’ll do the same with less purpose.But first you need to take the dishes to the kitchen and help her unpack!
>>5657933After a couple of hours — aside from minor details Debbie herself has to figure out— you’re done with the apartment!Debbie spent a lot of time giving you two her gratitude for the immense help you’ve given her. The idol wants to return the favor in any way she can (even after you two expressed that it isn’t necessary), so Debbie owes you one!Your assessment is that this blueberry has the bare minimum to have a decently comfortable life in the apartment, and aside from some decorations, the place is almost empty. That ain’t good. And it’s mighty suspicious of someone who should have a lot of money. She’s a star!Speaking of being famous, it really dawned on Ruby how famous Debbie is after she looked her up on the internet. Strangely, the net says her name is Amber. Ambition-P is already her stage name, so is this her backstage name? Anyway, you all are by the squared dining table.“I don’t have the words to express my gratitude for what you two did!” Debbie is hugging you both by the side as you’re sitting by the dining table. Isn’t that a bad thing for a musician to say? “Mr. Johnny, Ms. Ruby, you’re astronomically kind!!! I’m so lucky I moved here!” She couldn’t help herself and went back to calling you miss and mister. Debbie is born to be clumsy.“You’re welcome, Debbie!” Ruby is especially giddy now! She’s a kind girl in general, but helping Ambition-P was an extra plus! The redhead has been a low-key fan of the idol’s music since her high school days! She didn’t realize who Debbie was because of her blue hair, and well, her name being different. As for the hair color stuff, you wonder how that works, they literally have the same face. “But you two need to get on track to get your career going.”“Y-Yeah, we have to discuss that! You two aren’t tired, right?” It’s like the idol doesn’t need to rest. It’s kinda scary, but you can match her tempo.What do you do?>Ask Debbie what your first step for the Idol operation should be.>You’re tired, you can discuss this properly tomorrow.>You propose what the first step should be! (Write In.)>Write In.
>>5657937>You’re tired, you can discuss this properly tomorrow.We got out of the bubble and immediately into a cooking show the next day. Please let Johnny sleep
>>5657937>>Ask Debbie what your first step for the Idol operation should be.Might as well while we're here
>>5657937>Ask Debbie what your first step for the Idol operation should be
“We can have a little discussion, yeah.” You’re Business Ando now. “What’s the first step, Debbie?”“Uhmm…” Debbie is in deep thought. She seems to be happy you’re taking her opinion into account. “We have to drop the biggest bombshell! Come up with the biggest act we can think of, and blow everyone away!”“Like a super concert?” Ruby is excited by this idea.“Yeah, but no!” Debbie continues to struggle explaining herself. “We need to bring out the big guns! Make it bombastic! Huge!”“Like in a super concert…?” Ruby is getting confused.“Yeah, but no!” Debbie shakes her head. “We need to have everyone's eyes on us with a spectacle that captivates everyone’s minds!”“L-Like with a super concert…?” Ruby is getting less sure of herself as she continues saying the same thing over and over.“Yeah, but no!” For some reason, Debbie thinks Ruby is getting her. “Like we need to make a single that tops the charts!!!” Why didn’t she say that from the beginning?“And how do we do that?” You’ll be the one conducting this conversation or else you’ll end up in another loop.“We have many ways!” Debbie’s excitement is rubbing off on you and Ruby. “We can collaborate with another great musician, and get a vibe no one has heard before! Then publish an amazing music video together!”“Like another famous celebrity?” Ruby is thinking about the big stars aligning.“Yeah, but not necessarily!” Debbie nods her head. For a moment there, you thought you were back in the loop. “Maybe someone out there with a new sound! My old label didn’t want me to experiment with other artists, but now I have the chance. We have to take it.”“Anyone in mind?” You wonder.“Uhm, no…” Debbie looks down, then the blue fire comes back to her eyes. “But isn’t that exciting? We can discover someone who needed that little push! Joining with someone famous is fine, and it’ll likely top the charts, but it isn’t as exhilarating, don’t you think? We can be different than anyone else.”“Yes, we can. But where can we find them?” Ruby crosses her arms.“There are always talented people out there hungry for a chance! We have to find them!” The Blueberry has big dreams. “We need to find a great musician willing to collaborate with us, a creative mind to direct the music video, and the funds to make it all a reality!”“That sounds expensive!” You’re the first to notice things are becoming a little bit of a pipe dream.“Trust me, if we find the right people, we won’t need to spend that much money!” Debbie doesn’t want you to leave her optimistic teal train.“She’s right, Johnny! Artists find ways to create their magic with more passion than Gordollars!” Ruby agrees....You don’t know if these two rich gals know what a little sum really is in this world.
>>5658081But what the heck? You promised you’ll try. But it’d be a bad idea if everything would come out of your pocket.…Besides, Ruby and Debbie must have some strong connections, right? You’ll have more pull than your average person! And you have the hunch you know some people who can help. You assume the plan is sound, so…What’s the first step you’ll take for the plan tomorrow morning?>Find that new musician.>Find a celebrity willing to collaborate.>Find someone who can direct the music video.>Find Sponsors.>Tomorrow Morning?! You’re not starting the day with this! You’ll do something else!>Write In.
>>5658083>>Find that new musician.
>>5658083>Find that new musician....wait, aren’t we supposed to stop yet another evil cult from throwing a coup?...NAAAAAH, THIS IS BETTER.
It’s hard to get anyone excited without a finished product, right? You better find that missing piece for the song before even bothering with any other aspect of the project. Business Ando has to find that other star in the firmament, one that will accompany your blue star to shine together into a supernova! Your knowledge says your analogy is nonsensical. You’ll ignore it. “I see. This is about continuing your music career, Debbie. And if you can’t get excited about what you’re creating, why bother? Tomorrow morning, the first thing we’ll do is find that musician!” You know where to start now! “Or group!”“I can hardly wait!” Ruby is excited about Debbie’s new life chapter.“My music…” Debbie’s cheeks turn rosy just by the excitement (This word still has no meaning to you)! “YiaHahaha~! LET’S DO IT!!!”“D-Don’t be so loud, it’s way too late.” You ask nicely.“Oh, I-I’m so very sorry, Mr. Johnny…” The musical blueberry shrinks down.“Hehehe, it’s the right energy. But like Johnny said, it’s late. We should go.” Ruby checks the time on her phone.Woah, it’s way past 12 AM, you had a workhorse day, didn’t you? Resting is a must now, you can feel the juices in your brain malfunctioning, and you don’t want to traumatize these two girls with your foolish shenanigans.“I’ll let you go, guys. Can’t wait for tomorrow! Gaaah~!” Debbie starts bouncing in her chair, full of energy.“It was a pleasure, Deborah!” Ruby acts dignified before leaving. Debbie goes for a quick hug to say goodbye.“See ya in the morning!” You try to fist-bump Debbie, but she holds your hand for a handshake. “I guess paper beats rock.”“G-Good one.” An embarrassed Debbie lets you go. “Have a good blue night's sleep, you two!”“Meow!” Bradford Jr. leaves the crate to be remembered.“Three!” The idol smiles at the cute fluffy cat. She didn’t mind being corrected this time.You three left the anxious Blueberry’s apartment. You hid it well, but you’re excited too! It feels like the new chapter of a new adventure! Like, one you weren’t dragged into but chose for yourself. Back at your apartment, Ruby has an important question for you.“Johnny, why does Deborah say blue so much?” Ruby noticed it.“I don’t know. Should we say purple?” You raise an eyebrow.“Oh! That’d be fun!” Ruby giggles. “I think I understand why she does it now.” The redhead yawns. “Night, Johnny…”“Night, Ruby! Have a good, uh, purple night's sleep!” You smile at her.“Knowing that you’re around again, I am most certainly going to…” Ruby really missed you.“Meow.” Knightford takes over your kingdom of coziness to keep it secure from outside forces.And with that, a long and arduous day comes to an end…
>>5658199It’s Saturday Morning, June 24th! Another grand day awaits you, and your new business! It’s early, almost 8 AM. You didn’t get the usual 8 hours of sleep, but you can work with a couple less. Debbie already left you a message telling you she’s ready when you are. You’ll move onto that as soon as you’re done with breakfast. Ruby will tag along. That’s your plan anyway.The clarity of the morning’s light must’ve done something to you, because the name of a potential musical partner for Ambition-P came to your mind.Who you are looking to add?>YUNG-P. Carol Sung. Yes, having the two biggest rivals making a song together, that’s not only going to make a hit, but it’ll be a statement! A statement that says you’re coming to get her crown.>That Random Street Musician you pushed to keep singing before Judgment Day. That has to be indie enough for Debbie, right? Guy was great! Maybe you’re reaching a bit.>Ajna Ravlic. The fidgeting menace knows how to play the trumpet, right? She’s perfect! What better way to help someone’s anxiety than to be exposed to millions and millions of people?>Ask Craig. Not, like, getting Craig involved in the actual project, but asking who he thinks would be a good idea. If you recall, he was big into the indie movie scene, maybe he has other types of artistic underground knowledge and connections?>Try to find the former Choir Brats! You’re going to make a choir brat reunion! The Blueberries are back in town!>Molfgang ‘Amadeus’ Wozart. He’s… one of the greatest composers of all time, so why not? He seemed nice enough at the cooking duel.>Nina Uccelli. You remember the Karaoke day when you almost killed her, and aside from almost killing her, you recall that she sang beautifully before you killed her. Killed her dead. Dead-deadetty-doo.>Lise Villiers. Well, not Lise, but her entity: Welimor. She has a rockstar look, and her ability had to do with sound vibrations or something! She might be perfect for the role!>A guy named Wauro. You don’t know anything about this man, not even if he exists. But that’s what the sun's rays are telling you.>Olivia Dewitt. There’s no doubt in your mind that Aurora’s little sister will be perfect for the role, so, you won’t specify why you're choosing her.>Richard Wright. You bet this cringe loser knows how to play the bass or some shit.>Yu Yan Liamishi. The pod baby maybe knows synth music or something. You think she’s musically inclined at least. Why? If you asked why, you haven’t paid attention. Shame on you. (There’s no reason.)>Write In. (Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>5658202>>Try to find the former Choir Brats! You’re going to make a choir brat reunion! The Blueberries are back in town!
>>5658202>Ajna Ravlic.Because it'd be fun(ny)Barring that>A guy named WauroBecause it's a mystery box.
>>5658202Why not the Choir Brats AND Waruo?
>>5658202>YUNG-P. Carol Sung. Yes, having the two biggest rivals making a song together, that’s not only going to make a hit, but it’ll be a statement! A statement that says you’re coming to get her crown.The next tomato err blueberry duo
>>5658202>>Ajna Ravlic. The fidgeting menace knows how to play the trumpet, right? She’s perfect! What better way to help someone’s anxiety than to be exposed to millions and millions of people?
>>5658206Changing to >Ajna Ravlic. The fidgeting menace knows how to play the trumpet, right? She’s perfect! What better way to help someone’s anxiety than to be exposed to millions and millions of people?
Indeed, the morning lights enlighten you with a message of fidgeting…After going down for Ruby’s breakfast and feeding Bradford Junior his diet food, you’re ready to take the first step of this musical adventure! Debbie knocks on the door not a minute after you texted her that you and Ruby are ready. After the usual exchange of pleasantries, you determine it’s time to find that collaborator! And you have one decent enough idea… Ajna! She knows how to play the trumpet and lives next door! It just can’t get any better than that!“Woah, is she good?!” Debbie realizes that her question might come off as mean-spirited. She tried to take it back, but you answered without delay.“Probably.” You shrug.“Ah?” The Blueberry star didn’t expect that response.“Johnny, are you sure Ajna can deal with the stress?” Ruby isn’t as sure as you are about this idea as she stares at her key chain with the amulet that Ajna gifted to her. That was the present in a blue box from last time! In hers, it says perseverance.“Probably.” You shrug.“W-Why am I receiving repeated answers from you two?” Ruby finds you two’s behavior a bit perplexing.“I mean, you started it.” You raise an eyebrow. She was the one insisting on a super concert!“Yeah, but no. It wasn’t my intention to repeat myself…” Ruby steals Debbie’s phrase like a dirty criminal.“Oh no… people do hang on to conversations from days past.” It’s like Debbie’s world shattered in front of you. Everyone remembers her awkward interactions, and she can’t live with that fact. “I-I’m sorry if I ever said something to upset you.” You wonder how come this is news to her. Maybe it was something she was actively trying to ignore.“We don’t, silly.” You reassure her! Because, otherwise, you’d be in real trouble…“Tskies! Please, do not call me names, Mr. Johnny! I have a lot of respect for you, but you’re crossing my boundaries!” The little blueberry from the past comes back for a moment.“Then stop being silly.” You fire back. “Putting that aside, Ajna only needs to help produce the song, so it won’t be that stressful to her. Besides, it’s a good opportunity for her to apologize to you about what happened, Ruby! She told me how much she regrets it.”“That’s well in the past, Johnny. She has nothing to apologize for.” Ruby shakes her head. “I’ll be more than happy to have her over to clear up the air if that helps her out.”“Amazing… people are more forgiving than I thought…!” Debbie’s world reassembles in front of you. “What happened between you? Forget I asked. It’s none of my business. Yeah. Yuppie.” Your blueberry is malfunctioning.“Johnny, it’s your call, you’re closer to Ajna than any of us two—” Ruby continues saying, but...
>>5659004“Meow.” Bradford Jr. reminds everyone of his existence.“Three.” Ruby smiles at the smart cat. “What do you say?”Operation recruiting Ajna will start. What do you do?>Go on your own to convince the fidgeting menace to join your party. Anyone else with you and she’ll be overstimulated.>Bring Ruby with you and smooth things over. That’ll ease her worries, and she’ll be more open to doing something more extreme like playing the trumpet. Toot-toot.>Bring Debbie with you. The two collaborating parties need to know if they’ll have any chemistry. And since both are awkward, they might cancel out each other’s awkwardness, and everything will be fine!>Bring Ajna to your apartment. You promised to invite her here, so you’ll do good on your promise and you’ll set up everything in one swift move!>Write In.
>>5659006>>Bring Ruby with you and smooth things over. That’ll ease her worries, and she’ll be more open to doing something more extreme like playing the trumpet. Toot-toot.
>>5659006>Bring Ruby with you and smooth things over. That’ll ease her worries, and she’ll be more open to doing something more extreme like playing the trumpet. Toot-toot.She's good at blowing. Osgood can confirm that.
>>5659006>>Write In.Call her first to let her know we're coming over, so she won't be shocked when we just show up.
>>5659006>>Bring Ajna to your apartment. You promised to invite her here, so you’ll do good on your promise and you’ll set up everything in one swift move!
>>5659030>>5659004>Bring Ruby with you and smooth things over. That’ll ease her worries, and she’ll be more open to doing something more extreme like playing the trumpet. Toot-toot.
“Let’s pay her a visit together, Ruby. I’m gonna give her a call to make sure she’s prepared.” You know the frail girl! She needs her time to come to terms with your sudden ideas.“Huh? And what do I do?” Debbie is confused.“If everything goes well, you’ll be summoned.” You clarify.“I guess I’ll wait in my apartment…” Debbie looks down at her feet, but then, a handsome face shows up.“Meow.” Bradford Jr. wants her to stay with him in the meantime!“You want me to stay here, big buddy?” Debbie starts scratching the cat’s head.“Meow?” Bradford Jr. feels slighted by being called big.“S-Sorry…” This Blueberry feels embarrassed after a chat with a cat.“Meow.” The fluffy cat puts his paw on her leg, signaling that all is good… as long as she keeps petting.“Y-You forgive me? You’re so awesome!” Debbie found a new friend! She’s invited to the kingdom of coziness to watch some entertainment together.“These two are adorable!” Ruby loved watching this friendship develop. She thinks a girl almost 10 years her senior is adorable. Tskies.While this exchange was happening, you got Ajna’s approval. Doesn’t matter if it’s early in the morning, the fidgeting machine is always ready for trouble! You let everyone know, and move on to your next adventure...
>>5659122You knock on Ajna’s apartment door with intent… The door bolt is unfastened, no little gap between you this time around. Still, the fragile girl gingerly opens the door to check if it’s you two, by doing so, she lies her eyes on you, and then……Ajna freezes in time again. Her eyes fixed on your face…“We’re here, Ajna!” You smile. The moment you show your pearly whites, she fidgets for a quick second.“Hey there, Ajna. It’s great seeing you again.” A cordial Ruby tries not to cause a ruckus to make the homeowner feel comfortable.But every sound falls on deaf ears.“Ajna?” Ruby gets concerned immediately. She checks on the slim girl, and she’s figuratively speaking a living wax figure. “Johnny, is this normal?”Ajna is stuck. Much, much worse than last time, but for the same reasons.What do you do?>“Huh, keep an eye on her while I come back to the apartment for a minute.” You think Ajna needs a little space. Maybe it has to do with your handsomeness?>“She’s fiiiiine. It’s typical Ajna, really.” Pick the twig up and act like this is somehow normal. She’ll be back to normal in a minute.>“I think my ugly face scared her.” Try to be humorous. You don’t think Ajna has a crush on you, but she can appreciate handsome people, and you probably overwhelmed her.>“Ajna, you there?” Snap your fingers in front of the stressed girl.>Write In. (Last Reply of the Day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>5659123>>“She’s fiiiiine. It’s typical Ajna, really.” Pick the twig up and act like this is somehow normal. She’ll be back to normal in a minute.She's probably lighter than Bradford Jr. desu
>>5659123>>“She’s fiiiiine. It’s typical Ajna, really.” Pick the twig up and act like this is somehow normal. She’ll be back to normal in a minute.
>>5659123>“I think my ugly face scared her.” Try to be humorous. You don’t think Ajna has a crush on you, but she can appreciate handsome people, and you probably overwhelmed her.Damn Handsomeness 6 making the 90% girl cast suffer anime bitch brain damage from mere exposure to Johnny
“She’s fiiiiine. It’s typical Ajna, really.” You downplay what’s happening as you grab the little twig. “Let’s go!”“It’s better than leaving her there.” Ruby rationalizes that it is for the fidgeting menace’s safety. The redhead can be practical sometimes.Every time you get inside Ajna’s apartment there’s a new little thing, a little trinket that makes everything more cheerful, hints of the hobbies she once left behind creeping back into her life! And one of them is the trumpet! Also, there’s a new plant! Yay for plants!You place the Ajna on a seat and wait for her to give any signs of life. It takes Ruby shaking her a little for her systems to restart. The group greets each other properly, and the fidgeting menace is back to… being a fidgeting menace.“I-I’m s-sorry about t-that…” It’s rare for someone to just freeze on their doorstep, so Ajna is within her right to feel self-conscious about it.“Happens to the best of us.” You reassure the former paranoid girl.“D-Does i-it…?” Ajna feels her reaction was comically absurd.“I can say it has happened to me on a couple of occasions. I’m not an expert, but I feel like it isn’t abnormal for words to not come out of your mouth in certain circumstances.” Ruby reassures by putting her hand on top of the fidgeter’s. “You’re struggling with a lot, Ajna, don’t feel pressured to meet a standard nobody that is well-meaning cares about.”“I-I’m so-sorry f-f-for treating you p-poorly the first ti-time we met…” Ajna moves her hand away to her chest as she avoids eye contact.“Ajna, I never held that against you…” Ruby shakes her head. “I undermined you and your trauma by trying to bring someone you consider your abuser into a positive light, and I apologize.” Ruby looks down. “I tried to inform myself on these topics after our encounter, and I’m horrified about what I made you go through. I’m sorry.”“P-Please, d-d-don’t bla-blame y-yourself, it’s all his fa-fault.” Ajna will always harbor resentment towards Osgood. You thought she let it go to an extent, but it’s a process. It’d be unrealistic of you to expect otherwise.“Y-Yes...” For Ruby it’s not easy to come to terms with the kind of man Osgood was to a lot of people. And in truth, it is difficult for you too, you never actually saw him at his worst. Except at Poker Nights, he was a traitorous piece of shit.
>>5659967“I-I don’t want hi-him to h-hold any po-po-power o-over who I am a-anymore. L-Let’s ne-never t-talk about him a-again, and s-s-s-start o-o-o-over.” Ajna’s involuntary movements are out of control, but she’s withstanding them somehow. “I-If you can s-stomach m-me, d-do you wa-want to be a-a-a-a-a-acquaintances…?”“Absolutely, Ajna.” Ruby smiles at her as she grabs her hand again. “Let’s do our best until we become great friends.”Ajna nods. Oh god, you couldn’t be prouder! Even though Ruby stole one of your catchphrases! Who are you kidding? You’re even happier that she did use your corny phrase! But What’s good?™ is still off limits to everyone.Hey, you almost forgot why you are here to begin with! The music stuff!But before you can bring the topic up, Ajna brings a modified battle robot with a gift on top using a controller. It’s another little gift for Ruby. It’s another token of Ajna’s appreciation! A purple T-shirt! The former billionaire makes a quick trip to the bathroom to change outfits! She loves it and can’t stop gushing about it.…What do you do?>“Aw, I’m so happy for you two! I’ll prepare something delicious for you two!” Decide to forget why you are here.>“I’m glad you two made up. Now, there’s something else I want to talk about. Something magical…” Wiggle your eyebrows. Time to bring Business Ando out!>“You got new gadgets, Ajna?” Ask about this little fella here. You remember Ajna playing with drones, so this is new.>“Hey, Ajna, how good are you with the trumpet?” Test the waters before thinking about the big proposal.>Write In.
>>5659969>>“I’m glad you two made up. Now, there’s something else I want to talk about. Something magical…” Wiggle your eyebrows. Time to bring Business Ando out!
>>5659969>“I’m glad you two made up. Now, there’s something else I want to talk about. Something magical…” Wiggle your eyebrows. Time to bring Business Ando out!
>>5659969>“You got new gadgets, Ajna?” Ask about this little fella here. You remember Ajna playing with drones, so this is new.
>>5659969>“Hey, Ajna, how good are you with the trumpet?” Test the waters before thinking about the big proposal.Sane Johnny Ando that verifies rather than assumes his next door neighbor is top musical talent is in the house.
>>5659969CHANGING FROM >>5659976 TO >>5659993
>>5659993I agree. Backing up.
“Hey, Ajna, how good are you with the trumpet?” You’re going to test the waters first before thinking about dropping the big proposal.“T-The tru-trumpet?” Ajna has a hint of a smile under her stress, she’s always happy when you remember her hobbies. “Uhm… uhm…” Ajna is in deep thought now. “I-I’ve been pra-practicing la-lately.”“Oh, have you?” You think you might have hit the jackpot. Or maybe you’re too stupid to realize there’s a big difference between playing an instrument, being good at it, and (more importantly in your case) being a prolific artist willing to collaborate with Debbie.“That’s wonderful, Ajna!” Ruby gets all encouraging. Ajna doesn’t like being condescended at, but she knows your roommate has good intentions. “Tell us more!”“I-I’ve been re-rekindling my o-old ho-hobbies since I e-enrolled into university away f-from my mom…” Ajna starts explaining as she rubs her arms. “A-And, uhm, Craig en-encourage me to t-try them again, and I p-picked t-the tru-trumpet again be-because of D-Double J.”“Double J?” Your poker night buddy! How can you forget the most forgettable man you know? He gave you water when you needed it, and helped with Ajna on a couple of occasions. You never quite understood how close him and Ajna are, but for him to be the catalyst of this hobby comes as a big surprise. He’s far from being the most expressive of people….“H-H-H-He’s r-really a g-good mu-musician… H-He p-plays the drums.” Ajna starts playing the imaginary instrument like how Double J would. “H-He told me he p-plays for an i-important ba-band or so-something. H-He ne-never tells me more e-even when I a-asked though.” Ajna is now fidgeting in anger!“I thought he was a prosecutor.” Ruby remembers the trial on TV.“Pro-pro-prosecutor…?” Ajna tries to remember. “H-He said h-he a-appeared on T-TV t-the other da-day, but I d-don’t un-understand why he w-would. He d-didn’t ex-explain why when I a-asked…” Ajna is getting mad again!“I’m glad you have picked up music once again, Ajna! I used to play the violin, but I don’t have one with me anymore. I rented one the other day and had a blast.” Ruby tries to keep the conversation going in the right direction. “Tell us, how confident are you in your skills?”“I-I think I’m g-good… Double J t-told me so.” Ajna is proud of her efforts.You have gotten some clues about her abilities, but this chat has opened other avenues you could explore.
>>5660090What do you do?>“Can you play something for us, Ajna?” You want to make REALLY sure that the trembling girl has rhythm to do your proposition.>“Do you remember in which band Double J plays for?” Maybe you can get an adjacent recruitment through this!>“Ajna, have you ever thought about making music your career path?” You don’t want to force her into anything she doesn’t feel strongly for. Idol Ajna though...>“Ruby, do you want to be part of the project as a musician?” It never occurred to you until now. Idol Ruby...>“Anyone with superb musical abilities I should know about?” Maybe you can get extra suggestions!>Write In.
>>5660091>>“Ajna, have you ever thought about making music your career path?” You don’t want to force her into anything she doesn’t feel strongly for. Idol Ajna though...
>>5660091>“Ajna, have you ever thought about making music your career path?” You don’t want to force her into anything she doesn’t feel strongly for. Idol Ajna though...
“Ajna, have you ever considered making music your career path?” You don’t want to force her into anything she doesn’t feel strongly for. But if she does, you want to recruit her!“M-Music…?” Ajna feels like you’re selling her fantasies.“You heard me right: Music.” You cross your arms.“Uhm, I-I did o-once upon a t-t-time…” Ajna reflects on her past.“Not anymore?” You wonder if it’s too late to change the course of her life.“I-It’s unrealistic. I-I don’t have a cha-chance…” Ajna shakes her head. “I-It’s too la-late.”“Any reason why you think that?” You lean forward.“I-I’m… not especially ta-talented, and I-I’m t-t-too old… a-and no-nobody cares about t-the tru-trumpet...” Ajna thinks her pessimistic point of view is realistic. “I-I gave up on i-it w-when my mom threw my f-first t-trumpet into the t-trash…”“That’s terrible. I’m so sorry to hear that.” Ruby didn’t know how Ajna’s passion ended. Ajna indicates that it’s fine with one hand movement.“But do you like it? I understand there’s a difference between a hobby and a job. But do you feel passionate enough to make it a career path?” You insist on your question.“I-I’d be ha-happy pu-pursuing a-any of my hobbies if I c-can…” Ajna shakes her head. “I-I ne-never thought about d-doing o-one thing my en-entire life… I-I don’t g-get c-careers... T-That was b-before t-those eyes c-c-came for me and I c-couldn’t dream of t-tomorrow… But n-now I c-can be myself again… little by l-little...”“Well then, Ajna, I have a proposition!” You stand up with determination.You explain what’s going on with Debbie, and the role Ajna will fulfill if she chooses to collaborate with you!“What do you say?!” You are ready for a big yes.“No.” Ajna shakes her head without even a little fidgeting.“Huh?!” You are in shock! Ruby giggles as she found your reaction so funny.“Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-You haven’t h-heard me p-play!” Ajna pouts aggressively. “W-W-What i-if I’m not u-up to A-Ambition-P-P-P-P-P’s s-s-standards…?”“Oh…” You know, that makes sense! “That’s mainly for Debbie to decide.” You point out. “Besides, I remember when we talked, you were so passionate about everything, I knew you must be good.”
>>5660171“Johnny, you should listen to her play out of courtesy.” Ruby puts her hand over your arm to drive the point.“We’ll do the audition in front of Debbie, how does that sound?” You propose.Ajna’s fidgeting revolutions go out of control with the prospect of doing all of this…!“A-Ajna, please calm down.” Ruby tries to lower the intensity of the trembling. “Are you a fan of her?”“N-N-No, but I know s-she’s a big star…” Ajna shakes her head. “I-I’m i-into m-more u-underground mu-music… like YUNG-P’s b-before she w-went m-mainstream…”“Does that have anything to do with the prompts for horror movies you made?” You ask.“N-Not r-really…” Ajna shakes her head. The underground movie and music scene don’t collaborate that much, huh? That’s stupid.“Ajna, if you want to do this, you’ll have to perform in front of other people.” Ruby has to be the bad cop now. “Everything will be fine if you don’t want to try. We won’t judge.”“Exactly, it’s not do or die.” You nod.“Uhm… I-I… I-I… I… want to try.” Ajna won’t let the chance of making one of her dreams come true slip away without putting in some effort.What do you do?>Bring Debbie over. It’s time for an audition!>Perhaps you should record Ajna with your phone so it’s less stressful for her.>Bring Ajna to your apartment! It’s all for her training!>Write In.The project is growing, but is this all the manpower you need for the next step?>Keep recruiting people.>Just Ajna is fine.>Ask Ruby if she wants to be part of the project as a musician. A Trumpeter, a violinist, and a Blueberry. What an unorthodox group!>Write In.(Last Reply of the Day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>5660173>>Bring Debbie over. It’s time for an audition!>Ask Ruby if she wants to be part of the project as a musician. A Trumpeter, a violinist, and a Blueberry. What an unorthodox group!
>>5660173>Bring Debbie over. It’s time for an audition!>Keep recruiting people.>But also ask Ruby if she wants to be part of the project as a musician. A Trumpeter, a violinist, and a Blueberry. What an unorthodox group!
>>5660173>Bring Debbie over. It’s time for an audition!>Ask Ruby if she wants to be part of the project as a musician. A Trumpeter, a violinist, and a Blueberry. What an unorthodox group!We don’t need too many people, 3 is already a good amount
“And how about you, Ruby? Want to give it a shot too?” You turn to the purplish redhead.“Are you talking to me, Johnny?” Ruby is caught by surprise.“Yeah, I don’t know another Ruby! You said you play the violin, so why not? We’re going to hold auditions anyway.” You raise an eyebrow.“This is a little hasty, isn’t it?” Ruby gives herself some air with the palm of her hand. She’s nervous.“...Heh.” Ajna’s trembling smug smile is calling out the redhead for her cowardice. She’s looking down on Ruby! This fidgeting menace has her bad side!“You have nothing to lose, and I believe in you too!” You point out.“You’re right! There’s no reason for me to be overwrought if I try my very best!” Ruby really likes stealing your catchphrase, huh? You’ll ask for royalties. “I don’t know if I’m good enough, but I’d be worse if I didn’t try.”“Exactly!” You smile.“Y-Y-Yeah, y-you should try.” Ajna agrees that this is the best course of action.“I’ll bring Debbie for the audition then!” It's all coming together. You’re ready for some recruitment.“Now! I must rent a violin! I’ll be back in a jiffy!” Ruby hastily takes her leave without letting either of you give a word before her parting.You forgot that Ruby tends to do that…“Or maybe I’ll bring Debbie here later…” You might want to recruit more people still. “Ajna, do you want some time to practice?”“Y-Y-Y-Yes!” Ajna vibrates!“You don’t mind if I bring more people here?” You feel that you can’t stop recruitment here...“I-I don’t a-as l-long as they aren’t strangers...” Ajna is doing well, but not that well.“I’ll keep that in mind. I’ll text Ruby to come back to your apartment to practice too…” You pull your phone out and shoot her a message through Chat-Now! “I’ll be back in a couple of hours, so take it easy, Ajna!”The fidgeting menace nods.As you scroll down the names in your phone, the little bulb in your head shines! You have an idea about who to recruit!
>>5660992Who is the final piece of this project (music-wise)?>Nobody said this will be the final piece. YOU’LL KEEP RECRUITING!>Double J is a good drummer, Ajna approved, and can be forced to join! Go and find him!>Call Kata. Maybe there’s a Calamity musician! And Kata can help whoever this new Calamity is to ease things up with Ajna.>There’s one stylish man you think might play some music: ‘Perfect’ Billy Buonanotte. Go and save his life so he can join your stupid band!>Nariko might be a terrible painter, but she’s fairly competent at everything else! Maybe she’s musically inclined?! Go for her! She’s Ajna approved!>You know Debbie is Carol’s rival. But you know who might also be Carol’s rival? Yukika or Jesse! Recruit one of them!>Recruit Debbie back into the party, and go to the zoo! You have a hunch something special is going to happen!>Meet with Constance. Ask the Mummy to help you contact Esperanza. Then ask Esperanza to help you contact Mr. Won-Jae. Then ask him if he knows someone who knows how to play music. This is the most reasonable chain of actions of this entire list.>Write In.(Only reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>5660994>>Call Kata. Maybe there’s a Calamity musician! And Kata can help whoever this new Calamity is to ease things up with Ajna.
>>5660994>Call Kata. Maybe there’s a Calamity musician! And Kata can help whoever this new Calamity is to ease things up with Ajna.
>>5660994>Nariko might be a terrible painter, but she’s fairly competent at everything else! Maybe she’s musically inclined?! Go for her! She’s Ajna approved!If not then she can be the manager!
>>5660994>Nariko might be a terrible painter, but she’s fairly competent at everything else! Maybe she’s musically inclined?! Go for her! She’s Ajna approved!Our hobo cow
>>5660994>Nariko might be a terrible painter, but she’s fairly competent at everything else! Maybe she’s musically inclined?! Go for her! She’s Ajna approved!
>>5660994>Nobody said this will be the final piece. YOU’LL KEEP RECRUITING!
After sending the message to Ruby, you escape Ajna’s apartment through the main door (you walked). With the idea fresh in your mind, recruiter Ando has his eyes on a possible new recruit…! And she lives one floor down from yours!You knock on the 201 apartment door and wait for the girls to open up. A shouting contest begins inside to decide who gets the opportunity of greeting you first. The thing is, nobody knows you are here, and the reason they are fighting is because they are lazybones who don’t want to do it. Classic.From what you’re hearing, you think they’re squabbling in a game to decide who opens up the door.…You knock on the door again because this is rude. Someone got distracted by this and lost the match.“It wasn’t fair, Yu Yan!” Nariko shouts back as she opens the door, not realizing it’s you. She’s wearing comfortable clothes indicating that she hasn’t been up for that long. Once her eyes are placed on you, her entire demeanor changes. “D-Dear Johnny!!!” Her heart is throbbing in glee! Too bad, it’s the only vital sign she has, because she froze just like Ajna.“Johnny?!” Yu Yan’s head pops out from Nariko’s thighs and looks up! “OH FUCK it’s really you, stud! People don’t lie when they say the heart grows fonder with distance, ‘cause you’re looking GOOD!”“Aw, thanks! It’s always great to see your sweet smile, Yu!” Golly gee, you weren’t expecting a warm welcome! “You two are as pretty as ever!”“Dude, what are you talkin’ about? We both look like slobs, we just woke up!” Yu Yan disappears from below and pops out between you and the girl statue. “Mainly Nariko. I know you like it when I look a little messy.” Yu Yan wiggles her eyebrows.“You two always look cute to me.” You chuckle.“You like her pre-hibernation style...?” Yu Yan pokes Nariko’s waist. The Edamura doesn’t react to anything! She’s too in love with you to care about anything.“It has charm. Can I come in?” You cordially ask.“If you can herd this cow out of the way, sure.” Yu Yan is getting worried about Nariko’s stillness.What do you do?>Carry Nariko inside.>Push the Nariko inside like a boulder.>Tickle the Nariko to break her trance.>Tell Yu Yan to spank the Nariko.>Write In.
>>5661699>>Tickle the Nariko to break her trance.
>>5661699>Tickle the Nariko to break her trance.
>>5661699>Tickle the Nariko to break her trance.Wake up you stupid bimbo
“Leave it to me!” You wink at the smug smile next to you, clasp your hands, and get to work.You put your hands on Nariko’s shoulder. Her body twitches as the red on her cheeks conquers the rest of her skin. Your face shortens the distance to hers. Your OG Hobo’s eyes look attentively to your every movement but fixate on the tender smile you slowly unveil. Her breath gets unsteady. Your hands go around her shoulder until they stop by the waist right below the armpits…...Now you grin. The excitement on this sloppy girl’s face fades, she knows you very well, and it’s certain this is bad news.The tickling begins! The perplexed face of a lost cow evolves into uncontrollable laughter! She looks away, begging for you to control yourself! Nariko has been brought back to life, but this merely left more flanks exposed for attacks! It wasn’t about moving her out of the way, but making a statement. A statement Yu Yan was glad to put her signature on as she started to contribute to the offensive!“H-Halt this immediately...!!! T-This isn’t how I dreamed of your return...!” Nariko exclaims between the laughing fits even if she’s out of breath. “P-PLEASE, STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoOOP!!! S-StooooooooMoooooooo….!!!”” She dramatically begs as she tries to find refuge on her soft couch. But the siege will never end.The OG Hobo has been left defeated… Amelia is not home for whatever reason or else she would’ve helped Nariko. You think. You don’t know all the hobo mechanics.“Well, that was a blast.” Yu Yan smirks.“Yeah, it was.” You nod.“Uuuh…” The exhausted masochist drinks the glass of water you brought for her.“What brings you here anyway, stud? Missed us?” Yu Yan smirks.“Yeah.” You admit it’s always nice to see your hobos.“But?” This smug young lady can tell you have something under your sleeve. “We’re listening, right, Nariko?”“Yeah…!” Nariko dramatically raises her thumb.What do you do?>Tell Nariko you’re interested in recruiting her for your Idol Project.>Ask Nariko when she got that stupid cow T-shirt.>Be vague first and ask Nariko if she has any interest in music.>Write In.(Last Reply of the Day, we finish the thread tomorrow!)
>>5661738>Be vague first and ask Nariko if she has any interest in music.Scout out first like we did with Ajna. Also ask Yu Yan about synth music as the option in >>5658202 suggested
>>5661738>Write In. (Tell Nariko she looks very cute in her cow shirt)>Be vague first and ask Nariko if she has any interest in music.
>>5661766Supporting this>>5661758And I don't mind this idea but I just want to remind you that Ajna's technically never met Yu Yan before
“First, I wanna point out that you look very cute in your cow shirt, Nariko!” You begin with praises to raise the OG hobo’s spirits after an exhausting torture session.“Thank you, dear Johnny!” Stroking Nariko’s ego fully healed her.“Guess who bought it?” Yu Yan smirks.“I did, with my family’s money.” Nariko glares back.“...Guess whose idea it was to buy it?” Yu Yan maintains her grin despite the new information. “Don’t look at me like that, Nariko, you were the one who wanted to expand your wardrobe to be as big as your tummy is.”“D-DON’T SAY IT LIKE THAT!” Nariko hates being called out. “I-I merely had a desire for more casual clothing. Fashionable attires are far too tight for everyday use.”“And whose fault is that?” Yu Yan won’t stop teasing as she looks at Nariko’s concentrations of fat. The OG Hobo looks away with indignation."It’s pretty great all the same.” You interfere to stop the bullying. “Moving on, Nariko, do you have any interest in music?”“Johnny, she’s an honor student from some fancy hellhole, I bet she plays the cello or some shit.” Yu Yan could bet her life on it. “Tell him I’m right, Nariko.”“My interest in music has nothing to do with my status but with trying to impress my family, Yu.” Nariko retorts. It seems it didn’t work. “But yes, I do play the keyboard.”“Huh, that’s awesome, Nariko. Didn’t know you had that in you.” Yu Yan is fairly impressed.“Y-You think so?” Nariko didn’t expect the smaller hobo to be candid.“I need to hear you play first to be sure. If you blow, you blow.” Yu Yan crosses her arms. “Where’s your keyboard anyway?”“It seems I lost it during my time in the streets... I wanted to buy a new one when we passed by that store, Yu, but I need to make a conscious decision and look into it more thoroughly, but we’ve been so busy I haven’t had the time.” Nariko expresses her regrets.“And you, Yu? Do you play something?” You wonder.“I’m multifaceted, Stud. I can play any instrument I can get my fingers on!” Yu Yan pretends she’s playing the air guitar.“Her attempts to prove it were mixed. The store employee wasn’t thrilled.” Nariko recalls.
>>5662600“Any preferences?” You want more information.“Yup! I actually bought one during our little trip! I asked the store to send it after the holidays. Should arrive any moment now!” The reason Yu Yan is awake this early is to wait for this package!Something tells you that this delivery will bring unexpected repercussions to future events…Sadly this is all we have for this thread! It’s been 150 threads! Thank you for playing so far! We still have much more to go! Until next time!(We’re taking a break this weekend!)
>>5662601I can't believe we've actually hit 150! Thanks for sticking with this for so long!
>>5662601Nice thread mate.