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Other Games / Monster Revolution: Awakening
« on: August 09, 2017, 07:56:51 pm »
Old thread here.
OOC thread here.
Ask me if you'd like to hop in or contribute or make a character or something. This isn't meant to be exclusive.
Have fun, don't be a dick.

The group that had set its sights for Fell's Grove found a path leading towards their destination, and traveled for a day along it. As they continued they began noticing more aberrations and decay in the surrounding wildlife. Trees held fewer leaves, and started turning to husks the closer they came. Birds stopped singing cheerfully, until one only looked to see crows. The very grass itself seemed to recoil from the sun's rays, turning brown at the same point the first buildings at Fell's Grove could be seen rising out of the distance. The whole trek had taken about a day all told, with the group stopping to rest during the night and arriving to the outskirts a small time before the sun had reached its zenith.

Caius hadn't cared to comment on the changing scenery except to complain about the crows and remark how bad the farmers had been tending to their trees. As always a careless smirk was on his face, and he'd taken every opportunity he was given to annoy Atticus. Thanatone had stuck near the rear of the group, allowing Caius to lead. That didn't stop them from bickering on and off throughout the trip, though they didn't do it constantly (much to the relief of everyone).

The Destroyer stopped before heading into the town proper, looking at a not-so-far-off house next to a barn. The crows at the top of the building stared back at him while something moved around inside. On the other side of town was a remarkably large hill, atop which seemed to be a shrine to the local god. There was some movement from within the intervening buildings of the center of town, but it was remarkably slow for what was to be expected. The guard post was seemingly deserted, as far as anyone could tell from this distance.

Caius turned to the rest of the group with a characteristic smirk. "Who wants to go make friends?"

The dwarven shaman-smith Ajax had labored long and hard for this moment. With the final, sure strike of his tools, his magnum opus was complete. A shamanic warhammer of Dark Steel, festooned with inlaid designs of silver. As he stepped back to fully drink in the sight, he became aware of a rumbling in his belly. His vision blurred for a moment and he tries to recall the last time he had had something to drink. As he looks for something to satiate his thirst, he loses his footing. It dawns on him that something is very wrong, that a dwarf should lose his footing in his own forge, but the stone's cool embrace on his cheek lulls him to sleep, helped in no small part by his fatigue from working on the warhammer.

The last thing he remembers before the darkness enveloped his senses was someone shouting from very far away, and how quickly the shouting had ended.


When Ajax once more opens his eyes, he finds himself in a dark room, surrounded not by good, solid stone, but by some sort of wood. The darkness was nothing to him; all dwarves could see as well in the dark as in light. Well enough to work the rivers of ore under the mountain, at least. A sense of grogginess follows his wakefulness, along with the sense of tight ropes against his wrists. Needless to say, his newly-forged shamanic warhammer was nowhere to be seen.

To his right in this somewhat small confines is a human of adult age. They're sitting down hugging their knees to their chest, whispering something Ajax can't quite make out. They didn't seem to be restrained for whatever reason, though from what the dwarf can see of the human's face, they were likely kept here by fear.

Other Games / Adeptus Evangelion - Scary Skeleton Sharade
« on: October 16, 2016, 10:35:14 pm »
A set of invitations are sent out to the Pilots and their plus-ones, decorations are set up, and a cake is made. The offices are swept and the cubicles are moved, and tables with chairs are set up along the far wall. Longer tables are set up just aside of them, next to a door towards the makeshift storeroom that someone had been working in earlier today, covered with candies and snacks and drinks. Across the room, the speakers and the DJ station, along with a lain-out sheet of a dance floor.

Gerard Josephs looks over the fine handiwork of the office workers and janitors who had stayed late to do what he told them to. He smiles to them as those who no longer wished to stay exit the building and head home. He goes behind the DJ station to mess around with -- ahem, configure the settings so that it worked better. Also that if anyone else touched the music it would play a specific song on repeat. He was sure Anatoly would enjoy it. He smiles broader.

The office workers, NERV staff working mostly administrative positions, meander their way down a set of stairs. Then they disperse to either their vehicle for riding home, or the fastest route to their home. Goodbyes are exchanged between them, and smokes are lit when they exit the premises among a couple. About the building are jack-o-lanterns and inflatable monsters, vampires, and werewolves and the like. The faces on some of the hollowed pumpkins seem deformed or mangled; likely the work of overeager children of the staff. At the front door is a large sign that reads:

Halloween Party Event!
Bring your scare, if you dare...

Please check in at the gate guard before entering the premises, or you may be asked to leave.

As the staffers further disperse, they find themselves looking at ghouls and goblins and gorillas. The city is alive with movement on this Hallow's Eve, despite there being quite a bit of time before trick-or-treating was supposed to begin. Last-minute candy shopping, people traveling to other's abodes for pre-planned parties, and foot traffic to simply see costumes and show off looks. The city is aglow with decorations in windows, in doorways, on roofs and on balconies. Of course, some homes are devoid of such filigree for one reason or another, but it seems that much of the city is participating in the festivities.

Little do they know what tricks they may be treated to, on this night of Halloween...

Deep beneath the party hosted by Gerard, Nolan King blinks his eyes open. He'd been in the Command Center, keeping watch. And now his head hurt. And his arms wouldn't move. He was trying to, but they kept on being restricted by something... a zip-tie? His back was to the desk he'd been reading at, and his hands were zip-tied to one of its legs.

He blinks more clarity into his vision, and raises his gaze over to where the clacking of a keyboard furiously typing originated. He saw the NERV Tactical Map, usually used in Eva-scale battles and patterned in a grid, warp and melt. Then his eyes were drawn to the person at the keyboard, and he was treated to a view of a two-tone, patterned costume with a jester's hat with two... puffballs at the end of its matching tips. "Stop what you're doing," he tries to say, but he now realizes his tongue's fat in his mouth, and the sound comes out a burble rather than as words. He blinks again, and shakes his head.

The woman, for it was a woman, the figure outlined in the rapidly morphing orange lights of the Tactical Map, looks over at the source of the noise, her hands still flying over they keys. Her face painted white, her blue eyes accented by the black rim-facemask she's wearing, and a derringer pistol set on the desk all come into focus in turn, and Nolan dimly notes that this is probably the person who knocked him out. He didn't recognize them, though. The woman then smiles brightly at him, and he looks away from her face. That smile was not something he wanted to look at.

"What's wrong, Mista K? Can't handle a little tough love?" The woman titters a little, not looking back at the keys despite rattling at them without pause. "I hope ya don't mind me borrowin' ya fancy computa's, Mista K! I just neva eva seen somethin' so big an' fun befoa!

Nolan blinks, dumbfounded, and looks at her again as she finally focuses on the Tactical Map. It was still shifting, melting, curving in its digital state. "M... Mister K...? Who are you? And what are you..." He shakes his head. It was finally clearing up, and the pain was fading into a lump on the back of his skull. "What are you doing! Y-You're not allowed to be here!"

The woman doesn't respond, utterly focused on the Tactical Map. Nolan also looks, and to his utter surprise, the gridlike shape it had used to been returns, but it wasn't the even, flat plane it had been.

The image now displayed was that of a smiling, toothy jack-o-lantern. In fact, it was quite nice. Nolan stared at it, wondering what Shikame, his partner, would say about the whole situation.

"Aaand, done!" The woman punches a key with finality, and the grids flicker as if they were candle-lit. Nolan wasn't even sure they were supposed to do that. The woman turns back to him, a less scary smile on her face, this one more that of a child delighting in its accomplishments. "Sorry to whack ya so hard on the noggin, Mista K. The name's Harley Quinn, but you might know me as Kriega O'Malley? I dunno, Irish, hawt, and a cat inna sack?"

Nolan is struck with the realization. It must have shown, because Krieger tittered again. "O'Malley? But... why are you here? Why now? And weren't you--"

Krieger puts a finger to the Security Officer's lips, silencing him. "Nu-uh-uh, Puddin'! That's a secret~" She can't help but snort at herself in amusement. "And I really can't help myself~ Halloween is my favorite time of year, after all! You just happened to be the guy I found to keep company."

Krieger pulls out a pair of scissors, and Nolan straightens himself as it comes towards him. He resolves himself to shout for help. Then the scissors pass his chest, and cut the zip-tie that was holding his hands. He opens his mouth to speak, or to call for help, but he can't think of anything. "Why did you do that?"

The woman just shrugs, a happy little grin on her face as she helps him up. "You can't enjoy a holiday sitting down! Ya gotta dance a little! Live a little! Bheith gnéas a lán!" She cackles a little, obviously enjoying her private joke. "How's abouts we dance, Mista K?"

Nolan lets himself be led through a few steps in bafflement by the Irish pycho. He isn't very good at dancing anyway, so it's not as if much changes. “I'm just a little confused... how did you get in here?”

Krieger twirls the young man around gracefully, then releases him. “Silly! That's easy. I walked right in through a helpful little hole made by a certain helpful writer! Now don't worry about the details and tell me a joke!

And so the sun continued to fall in the Land of Eternal Summer, and so the festivities began...

Phillip cracks his knuckles and looks at himself in the mirror. He wasn't sure he looked like this Franke-whatever, but he definitely felt stupid. He was painted green, and he had a collar on that had two... screws? On either side of his neck. The outfit was comfortable, at least, a sort of dress-up getup that was used, frayed at the edges, and faded in places.

He ruined the getup by taking out his phone and checking the message that had come in. It was from Gerard, both from the way the device was blaring a ringtone he didn't have and what the message ID said. He looked over the words that had come in and grunts to himself. “Guess it's time to start. Even though it's way too early...”

Pocketing the phone once more, he turns away from the mirror to the door. He doesn't have a good feeling about the evening, however. Maybe it was something about everyone dressed as monsters. He shakes the concern off.

It's just a party...

Ground Rules
  • As host, I reserve the right to tell you that you're doing Bad Things, though this is mostly in the case that there is someones besides me who dislikes said Bad Things.
  • No sex. No lewding. Please. If you really want to go hog wild, go to PMs. That's not what I'm hosting.
  • Do not try to kill anyone else participating in the event, please. We're here to have fun and if people die, they can't have fun.
  • If your character has a character sheet in the current edition of Adeptus Evangelion, then you might probably maybe be allowed in the E-scale fight that's going to climax this event. I don't want it to drag, y'see? (I promise THINGS for non-Eva persons to do, so should they wish.)
  • Don't be a dick. The Golden Rule.

Anybody can join in! It's a party! On the surface, anyhow.
Trick-or-treating is go! Just don't expect me to go into full details about every little street.
Costumes are encouraged but not required!
I hold control over Nolan King, Krieger O'Malley, Gerard Joesephs (for now), and Phillip Mhaol as characters. Anyone else is fair game for control and use.

Have fun and DON'T TOUCH MY TWIZZLERS. Ahem.

Have fun!

From the GM to You
Hello, everyone, thanks for stopping by! If you aren't involved, I'm terribly sorry, but please don't post. Feel free to read, and see where this cooperative narrative goes!
Everyone else: here it is! This post, up here in particular, will be changing quite a bit, so don't be alarmed if it shifts around while you didn't notice.
House Rules and Stipulations.
The rules are as follows:
1) Do not edit a post you roll dice on. Doing so will foul the roll, and render it as a failure.
2) You have one 'turn' per 'round' outside of combat. This means that you make one post, no matter how large or mediocre, describing an action that your character does, or wants to do, then must wait until all other participating Player Characters have done so, as well.
Talking and dialogue that doesn't involve a check does not fall under this rule, especially between characters. I will arbitrate any smaller actions.
3) OOC, or Out-Of-Character, chat within the confines of the RP itself is discouraged. Should you need to talk to the GM (me) or any other player about rules or arbitration or distance or what have you, a PM over the forums the "Sunrider OOC Deliberations" thread will be used.
4) I ask to be involved in OOC deliberation. I may not always take part, but I wish to see it. Plotting against the GM is a bad idea.
5) Show and tell as much as you can! The more you describe your actions to me and the group at large, the more immersive and grand this cooperative narrative will be! That and I might be willing to give bonuses for good RP...
6) I am declaring Metaphysics banned. I'm not sorry, it just doesn't fit the setting.
On the plus side, my using them as GM will come at great cost to me.
7) Use of social skills on other PCs shall be prohibited.
It doesn't matter that you rolled 30 against their 5 in an argument, you still don't convince them. They have *gasp* agency and free will!

That's all I can think of, but bear in mind that as GM, I will penalize you for overall 'bad behavior.' This penalization may come in many forms, and not always the way you expect.
People Currently Involved
1) mrgw4, or MerGew
2) Blackstarline, or Starliner
3) woolyshambler, or Wooly
4) Pal
5) Deeox2, or Detox
6) Nipa, or Ice, or Heinrike, or Nips
Extra?) AkioKlaus =|= Jynx
History of 'The Party'
When PCs joined and general perviews
Two years ago, the lazy (asshole) Richard joined.
One and a half years ago, the laidback (and impossibly drunk) Anton joined.
One year ago, the clingy (and possibly closet-slutty) Samantha joined The Spartans.
Three months ago, the feral (and absolutely brutal) Elidia joined.
Two months ago, the amnisiac (with a deathwish) Azami joined.
Two weeks ago, the brute (with an anger problem and a child) Jirezon joined.
Trends and commonish knowledge
The Go-To Squad was originally made as a squad of people with 'deep operational' skills, able to do the dirtier jobs The Spartans would actually take, quietly, efficiently, and well. These sorts of jobs had a high rate of attrition, so The Spartans regularly recruited  people of skills that they needed to fill out The Squad again. The Squad was usually kept around eight members.
Jirezon Joins
Azami Joins
Elidia Joins
Samantha Joins
Anton Joins
Richard Joins
Around the time Richard joined, the Squad as it stood was on shaky ground: their old hacker had been experienced, and knew their way around any system they came across. The Squad was reluctant to accept Richard. However, after he hacked into the private datamates of the others, he was quickly shunned.
Two members died in a job breaking into a space station, both of them Ryder pilots. This was devastating to the Squad, as it left them without Ryder support.
After this, there was a contract in the works for a job with the whole company, but it fell through. Rumors said it was a job with PACT, but Michael was giving them a hard time about it.
When Anton came on, Geita joined as well. The two were meant to fill in the positions of the lost Ryder pilots. This worked for a while, and Anton and Geita were made comrades of the five other members of the Squad, and warned that Richard liked looking at personal information.
This went on for a while, until Anton got drunk on a job to raid a small outpost in an asteroid field. He nearly spaced Geita, and Geita's Ryder was wrecked. The job itself barely got done, and Anton was chewed out by Geita, and Michael when they got back to The Spartans.
On another job, it was no one's fault, really, the designated sniper was ambushed in his position. Both he and and his spotter were killed. The Squad were supposed to have been guarding a nondescript lab, but, out-positioned, the Squad was ordered to evacuate the lab and pull out.
By the time Samantha joined, the three remaining members from before Richard joined were full of melancholy. The sniper had also been the one most likely to crack a joke, the one who brought their spirits up. Samantha was given a lackluster welcome, and the Squad was still one man under. They never did find a good spotter.
The whole company was bought out by a Neutral Rim planetary business mogul to safeguard a small space station. Several attacks were made by another mercenary company, The Bloody Panthers. The Squad was mainly a reserve force to be put where the defenses demanded, but none among their number were severely injured. The company at large sustained a number of casualties, and the frigates were damaged as well. Michael understands that business is business, but the company at large feels enmity towards the Panthers, as surely as the Panthers feel towards the Spartans. The space station was held.
In another raid job, the two members designated point men ran into a trap, and came under heavy fire. Samantha, reliving a moment from her past, fought furiously to get to them. Despite these efforts and the efforts of everyone else, one was unconscious and the other was unable to move. Richard and the other member managed to grab the objective, and the Squad beat a hasty retreat. One of them bled out on the way back, and the other was crippled.
The remaining member, a quiet woman named Kusari, absolutely torn up by the loss of so many of her friends, asked to leave the Squad, and The Spartans. Michael convinced her to take some time off instead of leaving outright, but took her off the Squad. This left Geita to be the leader of the Squad, and the team at half strength. Michael hasn't taken any shifty jobs since. The Squad was largely left to their own devices. During this time, the rumor started that Samantha was sleeping with Michael, after someone saw her wandering nude to his room.
Two months passed, then Elidia was found. Geita had fallen firmly into an administrative role, not trusting to go into combat with a sneak, a drunk, and someone unstable. Michael started finding jobs that the current Squad could go on together, a couple unimpressive escort missions.
Azami was found while recruiting for regulars, but her adamant support for PACT (or at least its ideals) set her firmly on a few people's blacklists. She was assigned to the Squad for a few reasons besides, but assigned there nonetheless. With another body in the Squad, Michael found more jobs specifically for them.
A couple of weeks after getting Azami, Michael accepted the job on Geclica. The Squad went on a guard mission to a manor during this time.
Arriving on Geclica, the Squad was left on standby. Most of the regulars went on job, going out and patrolling the streets.
Jirezon was found, toting Test 7 around. He demanded entrance to the company, and so was given to the Squad. Michael has insisted that if they go out on a dangerous job that Eureka, as he calls 7, be left with him.
The current situation:
No job has come for the Squad yet, though everyone met with Michael and Demian when being assigned to the Squad, along with Geita. Richard, Anton, and Samantha know that a job is forthcoming, as Michael didn't let them rest too long when they had this many people.
Everyone gets the feeling that something is going to happen. The situation is charged, emotionally and politically, and The Spartans are caught in the middle.
Character Point Economy
0D-2D = Character Creation
2D-3D = 1 Point/Pip
4D-5D = 2 Points/Pip
5D-6D = 3 Points/Pip

Under Review.

Boons and Banes:
5 Points for one rank of Boon and a Bane rank to go with it.
8 Points for one rank of a Boon without a Bane rank.
These must be approved by the GM.

I'll figure it out when it's not banned.

0D-1D = 1D from another zone of investment.
1D-2D = 2 Points/Pip
2D-3D = 3 Points/Pip
3D-4D = 4 Points/Pip
4D-5D = 5 Points/Pip

As a reference, the greatest amount of Character Points recommended to be given at one time is 15.
Overall Backstory and Setting
All of the PCs are contracted with the private military group called The Spartans. How they came to the group varies wildly, but as the motley crew that is the 'party' don't really fit with the rest of the seasoned soldiers, they have been put together as "those guys that get the jobs we don't want but still want to be paid for." Or what they're officially called: The Go-To Squad.

The Spartans are currently being hired out by Geclica, a Neutral Rim planet of middling prosperity, as security against riots sparked by panic. The local officials also have a bounty out for The Spartans: any PACT insurgents or agents they find will give them a hefty sum of cash.
PACT has steadily been marching outward from their core planets, conquering planets with brute force. They've spooked a couple of nearby planets to their ideology, and some of the citizens are thinking that maybe being ruled by PACT wouldn't be so bad.
At their current pace, should PACT not stop, their fleets will arrive in two months. The Spartans also have the contract for that amount of time, and aren't taking extensions no matter how lucrative the offers are.

About The Spartans
The leader of The Spartans is Michael Smythe, a cunning man who's lead the company for a decade, since he inherited the position from his mentor, who retired. He is a competent space captain.
Michael's right-hand man is Demian Kackov, a large man who prefers to let his muscles talk before his mouth. He's the Spartan's foremost commander on the ground, since Michael is usually tied up in other affairs.

The one directly in charge of The Go-To Squad is Geita Kuroitto. He's a no-nonsense ex-soldier from somewhere he would like to not go back to. He doesn't interact much with the Squad much, usually telling them their job, how to get there, and gathering the debrief from them once they're back. For special occasions, he also tells them if they get any extra gear or support for their job.

The Spartans currently have 300 men in their ranks, including support staff, not including the Squad. They have two frigates and a larger freighter as a space force, with a dozen Ryders for escort. The freighter is, as usual, landed in the most convenient local spaceport, while the frigates content themselves patrolling the area, freelancing. The Ryders are stored safely in the freighter, and their pilots are mixed with the usual infantry.

The Squad is usually assigned easy tasks to keep them occupied and off the rest of the company's mind, but they're also counted on for fairly dangerous jobs from time to time. However, no one is surprised when they cause trouble.

Nitpicky Details about The Spartans
There are currently 20 squads of various size within The Spartans.
The 'best' squads among these would be Alpha and Omega, with Deus being reserved for officers.
Ian Kellis is an obnoxious prick who has a particular dislike for Go-To. He's a good enough fighter to warrant his own Squad command.
Everyone involved has 24 hours after this post is made to post their 'hello.' After that point, anyone who hasn't posted shall be dropped. Much sadness, many pain.
With that, let's get to it.

The room is well-sized, and could easily fit fifty more persons than it already did. It was made from clean-cut metal and vacuum-sealed. The furniture could easily be described as spartan, with a single large desk near the front and foldable chairs for the seven current occupants. There are two doors, one to the left of the desk on the long wall, and one near the corner to the right of the desk. In front of all the occupants is a screen set into the wall ahead.

They had been left waiting, and had already sized each other up, or taken in each other's looks.

One of them is a slightly overweight man of average height, who seems comfortable in the space.

Another is a toned man, a head taller than the first, who sports a scar over his left eye.

The next is an undeniably beautiful woman with long white hair, wearing combat armor.

Then, a woman lithe in body and dangerous to look in the eye.

Next in line is a woman with shoulder-length black hair and steel in her gaze.

After her is an intimidatingly tall, intensely-muscled man with a sword handle sticking, apparently, out of his back.

Last, and certainly least, is a little girl, no more than twelve years old, with midnight blue hair down to her waist and bright orange eyes. She swings her legs, sitting on her chair and waiting.

General Chat / Sunrider RP OOC Deliberations
« on: July 02, 2015, 05:24:19 pm »
Hello, welcome, salutations, and all other platitudes.

It is I, Merne, 23, The Man in a Greatcoat. I come to you bearing tidings both great and terrible.

I want to start up a Sunrider- or Rising Angels- themed RolePlay!

*Hears crickets*

What's that I hear? You're super-hyped already? That's great!

I'm going to be using the system Bill Coffin's Septimus, and anyone interested can just reply right here!

The system is pretty simple, and it uses D6's, 6-sided dice, for just about anything. The elements contained include stuff like metaphysics (which is essentially magic), Genemods, Nanomods, crashing and dying flying and driving, a simple-but-robust economy, and many, many enemies.

But, oh where are my manners! There must be some rules, other than those arbitrated by the system, and, by proxy, myself!
Should I be hosting it here, on the forums, the rules are as follows:
1) Do not edit a post you roll dice on. Doing so will foul the roll, and render it as a failure.
2) You have one 'turn' per 'round' outside of combat. This means that you make one post, no matter how large or mediocre, describing an action that your character does, or wants to do, then must wait until all other participating Player Characters have done so, as well.
Talking and dialogue that doesn't involve a check does not fall under this rule, especially between characters. I will arbitrate any smaller actions.
3) OOC, or Out-Of-Character, chat within the confines of the RP itself is discouraged. Should you need to talk to the GM (me) or any other player about rules or arbitration or distance or what have you, a PM over the forums will be used.
Er... or this thread. Seeing as how we can't just let it fall to disuse(?).
4) I ask to be involved in OOC deliberation. I may not always take part, but I wish to see it. Plotting against the GM is a bad idea.
5) Show and tell as much as you can! The more you describe your actions to me and the group at large, the more immersive and grand this cooperative narrative will be! That and I might be willing to give bonuses for good RP...
6) I am declaring Metaphysics banned. I'm not sorry, it just doesn't fit the settings.
On the plus side, my using them as GM will come at great cost to me.

If you wish to make a character, fly it by me after you do so. If you do not, I shall make you one, omitting the actual 'character' bits.

That's all I can think of, but bear in mind that as GM, I will penalize you for overall 'bad behavior.' This penalization may come in many forms, and not always the way you expect.

With that, I declare signups...
1) mrgw4, or MerGew - No Vote
2) Blackstarline, or Starliner - Sunrider
3) woolyshambler, or Wooly - Sunrider
4) Pal - No Vote
5) Verthand, or Verthund - Sunrider
6 5) Deeox2, or Detox - Sunrider
6) Nipa, or Ice, or Heinrike, or Nips - [Joined after voting]
Extra?) AkioKlaus - [Vote Redacted] =|= Jynx - [Vote Redacted]

First come first serve! Sorry to anyone who missed out!
Anyone participating, ask me if you want Da Rules again, and I will PM them to you.

Thanks for reading! Keep in mind that these are signups, the actual RP/game will start when I, as GM, am ready.
Tanks in advance for your patience.

I shall answer any questions you have below!

Anime/Manga / Three friends go to Japan... To get Waifus!
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:09:25 am »
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:24:30 AM]:   We need an intro song...
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:24:53 AM]:   What quality anime has no song?
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:25:13 AM]:   And do we even have a title?

Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:25:27 AM]:   Intro:
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:25:56 AM]:   I like it. But we're so gonna get sued by it...

Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:26:04 AM]:   Outro:
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:26:09 AM]:   ssshhhh
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:26:14 AM]:   placeholders!
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:26:19 AM]:   Roll in a summary of what happened in the previous episode in "Star wars like text"
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:26:27 AM]:   at least until director-sama gets here.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:27:31 AM]:   *Episode begins with the typical anime eye opening PoV*
[May 07, 2015, 06:29:00 AM]:   Merne23 tries calling John, for obviously the upteenth time, from the basement hideout. The dandere is passed out on a separate bed from three others on one side of the room.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:29:42 AM]:   *wait shit, go until that makes sense.*
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:30:34 AM]:   All of a sudden, Duke makes a dramatic entrance through a window nearby.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:30:55 AM]:   "Argh.. my I? " Titor mumbles . He then suddenly remembers he was fighting the crazy yandere before something knocked both of them unconscious. Instinctively he reaches for his blade and trys to stand up, only to notices the blade isnt there and that the cuts on his arm seem to have been bandaged.
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:31:09 AM]:   "Merne! No time to explain! Johnny Titor has been abducted by a smoking hot shrine maiden! We must pursue her down and get her number!"
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:31:52 AM]:   Hearing what seems to be his mobile phone, titor grbs it and sees it's a call from Merne, but fails to answer before the call ends
[May 07, 2015, 06:32:14 AM]:   Merne23 stares at the window Iron broke through was barely big enough to fit, and Iron passes out from stress and injury.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:32:34 AM]:   "Well he must've been drunk as the dandere...
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:33:05 AM]:  "Your friends are hidden not very far from here, at one of my friends house. " says the voice of someone located somewhere behind him.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:33:13 AM]:   ... now I've got to nurse his stupid ass, too! Sorry, John. You're on your own."
[May 07, 2015, 06:35:30 AM]:   Merne23 gathers necessary supplies after settling Iron in a bed and heads to the nearest grocery store, on his way out, he trades pleasntries with the genki, on her way to work.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:35:38 AM]:   John turn and recognizes the girl in the shrine maiden outfit "You... you're the one who knocked both that crazy girl and me out...". The mysterious girl cuts him off before he can continue "If I remember correctly, I saved your sorry life by knocking her out first, idiot"
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:36:14 AM]:  "NO TIME FOR NURSING!" Iron says, sitting up with a large piece of glass jutting out of his forehead. "MUST FIND WAIFU!"
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:36:37 AM]:   *Leaps through another, different window for no real reason.*
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:36:59 AM]:   So much for that sleeping girl right in the room with him.
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:37:54 AM]:   Why, I scoff at your implication sir. I am a gentleman.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:39:43 AM]:   "You must really be a fool, besides and ungrateful idiot, to go and attempt to fight *let's think a name* Kanako " - the Shrine maiden mumbles .Hurt by the scolding, John replies -"Actually, she attacked me as I distracted ehr for a friedn to get away. Anyway , thanks a lot for your help Miss...? "
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:41:25 AM]:   *Kanako the Yander. Sempai is... me...*
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:42:12 AM]:   *Nanami the Dandere.*
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:43:45 AM]:   *Ran the Genki*
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:43:53 AM]:   "Akane " -she interrupts.."And stop thanking me...I just did it to prevent my friend Kanako getting in's not like I cared what happened to you or anything"
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:44:34 AM]:   *Akane the tsundere, shrine maiden*
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:45:14 AM]:   *As Merne returns from his shopping, he would arrive to find the Iron Duke passed out in the midst of a broken window nearby.*
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:46:04 AM]:   "Idiot... Well, whatever, let's get you reunited with those fools you call friends. You really must be hopeless if you hang with guys like that...can't understand how Ran let them in her house"..
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:46:35 AM]:   "... Nope, no questions, a call for an ambulance (that he's paying for) and that's it."
[May 07, 2015, 06:47:03 AM]:   Merne23 dials the ambulance, gets them on the way, then absconds to the basement.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:47:39 AM]:   *Akane and Titor walk out what seems to be a smaller building near a temple and down the stairs, leaving Kanako to rest, at least for the moment . They quickly arrive at Ran's house, only to meet what seems to be an ambulance carrying Duke away"
[May 07, 2015, 06:47:44 AM]:   Merne23 finds the dandere awake. if hungover.
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:49:37 AM]:   *Duke sits up in the ambulance, removing his bandage with a smile. * "Excellent. My ploy to be treated by beautiful Japanese nurses is proceeding perfectly." *All according to keikaku*
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:49:54 AM]:   (Really. The things I write to keep you guys distracted while I'm actually working...)
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:50:05 AM]:   "How did your friend get in such a state ? Did he also attempt to fight Kanako? That would explain why you were still alive when I found you" Akane asked . *John shrugged* "Actually, I faced Kanako in single combat. Duke tends to get hurt a lot of the times. He's..special. Likes to use windows instead of doors and so on."
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:51:47 AM]:   *"And he's also a nurse-outfit fetichist "* John says to himself. "Now you understand why I have to take care of these guys"
[May 07, 2015, 06:53:02 AM]:   Merne23 , instead of opening conversation immediately, prepares a seltzer for Nanami. he leaves it by her while he retreats to read a manga he picked out at the store.
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:54:08 AM]:   (Okay, actually done with work for now. Hmm...what to do now...)
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:54:54 AM]:   well, you're currently en-route to the hospital. do some stuff to steal screentime.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:56:20 AM]:   Akane looks surprised at the fact that Merne is reading a manga in Japanese , "John, I know it's quite hard to explain how you can hold conversations in Japanese if you really haven't taken any classes. But being able to read kanji is simply outrageous. Care to explain , baka?"
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:57:20 AM]:   *Duke is wheeled into the recovery room, playing dead until he hears the door close. With a smile, he sits up, removing his bandage to reveal an uninjured forehead. He taps his fingers against each other with a sinister smile.*
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 06:57:39 AM]:  "Excellent. Now just to wait for nurse-chan to--"
[May 07, 2015, 06:57:46 AM]:   Merne23 look sup, surprised and alarmed that someone found their 'safe place' so quickly. Seeing John only heightens this feeling.
[May 07, 2015, 06:57:55 AM]:   John Titor crosses his arms and turns to Akane .. "Let's say the script director is on we had to pull a lot of deus ex machinasto get this working. PLus, this is an anime, nothing makes sense here!"
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:58:38 AM]:   "And I took a bunch of classes online before I came here! is that so hard to believe?
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 06:58:57 AM]:   sure, I don't get everything, but I can still read it."
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 06:59:16 AM]:   "Well , that sounds reasonable enough"
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 07:00:00 AM]:  *Duke is cut off by the door closing, as a male nurse walks in.* "Hello, I am Nurse Kurogawa, I will be your nurse today."
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:00:56 AM]:   Nanami perks up at "reading kanji", and sees what Merne is reading. "Ah!" she exlaims. "That's mine!"
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:01:13 AM]:  "Changing to another topic ,Akane, how did you know Merne and the other guy were here? Ran, Nanami , Kanako and you are close firends?"
[May 07, 2015, 07:02:29 AM]:   Merne23 is scared of what the shrine maiden will think of this statement.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:03:46 AM]:   "Wait, how do you know Kanako and Nanami's..." Merne starts, before his own (limited) metaknowledge stops him.
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:03:57 AM]:   "We all went to the same High school , and go to the same university, despite studying different things. And I was asking about your friend reading that , because that's one of Ran's BL mangas. "
[May 07, 2015, 07:05:35 AM]:   Merne23 looks again and finds that it is, indeed a BL. No wonder the cashier had been so surprised he wasn't embarrassed buying it. "Damned Iron, waking me up too early." Merne used Cast Blame!
[May 07, 2015, 07:07:31 AM]:   John Titor attempts to deviate the conversation from the manga issue and decideds to ask why Kanako has such an..."Aggresive" behaviour . Midaway through the question he jumps forward to avoid Merne's blame cast, and ends up colliding with Anake.Both fall to the floor.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:09:28 AM]:   Nanami takes her seltzer over to Merne. "You don't like it, then?" she asks with a very sad face. "I-wuo-well, I've never read a BL before," Merne stammers. "But I think it's drawn well." Nanami blushes. "Thanks!" She then goes into detail about how she draws. Merne does his best to keep up.
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 07:10:51 AM]:   (Finished for now. I do wish someone would take my keyboard from me. I'm quite exhausted after a day and a half on my feet.)
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:14:35 AM]:  "I'm terribly sorry , Anake-san , it was not my intention to.. *John stops talking as Akane gives him a death stare, and wisely decides to swiftly get off her, not without gettin a couple of punches in the ribs* "I-Idiot! Perv! Get off me!" -Akane shouts as she stands up and attempts to kick John . "Again I'm really sorry . I will make it up to you, I swear! " -Titor mumbles as he bows forward asking for forgiveness.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:19:05 AM]:   The nurse who introduced themself as Kurogawa doesn't seem quite normal to Iron, as a dude. His gait was ever so flowy, or his hips swayed just a bit while he moved, his voice just a bit too high. After Kurogawa was done checking the instruments, he looked at Iron and said, "Gotcha! I'm actually a woman." She shows the chest band to prove it. "Did I trick you? oh, you'll need to spend a day in out hospital, too."
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 07:24:13 AM]:  "Oh, thank god--erm, I mean, I thought I would have to wait longer for someone to examine injuries, that is."
[May 07, 2015, 07:24:33 AM]:  John Titor walks out to the nearest Konbini, after Ran hinted Akane would totally forget the unfortunate incident if he brought her some ice creams. "Hmm, I wonder how Duke is doing...I hope he doesn't go on disturbing the nurses at the hospital... we have enough problems right now to add that to the list".
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:25:40 AM]:   After Nanami goes through, in detail, how the first chapter was drawn, Merne manages to hold enough of the information to say truthfully, "That sounds really hard." Nanami nods. "Like I said, it took me a week to get that chapter drawn. What about the writing?" She asks, and the braces herself as if she's going to be struck.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:28:41 AM]:   'Hoo-boy' Merne thinks. "Well," he says. "It's not the best I've ever read, but I'm sure I'm missing some stuff in translation--" "I knew it!" Nanami cried. "I'm a terrible writer! The first foreigner to read my manga thinks it's terrible!" "H-hey," Merne interjects, "it's not that bad, just a little translation discrepancy."
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:28:42 AM]:   *Just as he's opening the door to get back in the house, John senses a wicked presence he knows to well * "Oh come on, not now..." - Titor looks back to see his fears confirmed :Kanako is there, with a sadistic grin on her face, but at least she's not carrying any lethal weapons "Hi, soon-dead-to-be swordsman who stands between me and my loved Merne"
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:29:52 AM]:   Merne sneezes. "Excuse me," he says to Nanami. "Iron must be complaining about how I snore in the hospital."
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:31:20 AM]:   Akane steps into Merne and Nanami's conversation. "That's oddly specific, oyaji."
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:34:03 AM]:   Merne fake cries a little on the outside, and cries a lot on the inside. "I'm the youngest of my friends here... and who are you, Shrine maiden?" "I am Akane," she replied. "I stopped your friend John and Kanako from killing each other yesterday."
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:35:29 AM]:   gah shit, got her name wrong.
[May 07, 2015, 07:37:03 AM]:   John Titor manages to open the door, and enters carrying the ice cream in on hand , and blocking Kanako's attacks with the other . "Tadaima! Ehm...Kanako is also here. I brought some ice cream to try to apologize for my previous actions, Anake-san !"
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 07:38:54 AM]:   Iron sneezes as Kurogawa finishes taking his temperature. He was hardly sure why he needed a temperature check for a few faked cuts, but he wasn't about to argue with a nurse.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:38:59 AM]:   "Kanako!?" Nanami exclaims. "SorryI'vegottagothanksforreadingmymanga." With that bullet train of words, Nanami bolts up the stairs.
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:41:05 AM]:   Merne tries vainly to stop Nanami, but she's gone before he can say anything, ans Akane is too interested in her ice cream to care. He looks back to the manga. The writing was kinda bad. Maybe he could help with that...
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:42:14 AM]:   *Kanako stops attacking John and runs to hug Merne* "I'm here, Merne-kun, aren't you happy to see me again?" . Meanwhile , Anake turns around and looks at the ice cream with prying eyes. "Well John, I guess I can forgive you, after all, you did show you were truly sorry for the incident and it wasn't really your fault *blushes remembering that moment*. Just...don't do it again.. ok? "
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:46:37 AM]:   "Thank you, Akane.By the way,has anybody told you that you look very cute when you blush?" This, of course, made the shrine maiden blush even harder and also earned John a punch on the arm he wasn't carrying the ice cream "St-stop it, you idiot. "
[May 07, 2015, 07:46:42 AM]:   Merne23 is suddenly scared by the prospect of a knife going into his back, but no, it's just boobs this time. "A-ah, Kanako-san," Merne says nervously. "Sashiburi." Kanako notices what manga Merne's holding. "Hey, that's Nanami's, right?" She asked with an edge. "Why did you get this?" Merne, sweating, told her the truth. "The art was really good, and I've never bought a manga for it's art before! Plus I'd read three of the other ones for sale..."
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:48:05 AM]:   Kanako brightened at this. "Oh, that's it? That's good then! Maybe I can show you some of the manga I like..."
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 07:54:16 AM]:   Nurse Kurogawa gives Duke an odd look, seating herself on his bed as she feels his forehead. "Oh dear, Duke-san, you seem to be catching cold." She turns, checking the drawers nearby for a stethiscope. Duke stoicly looks away, trying to remain true to his moral code. "So, erm, Nurse Kurogawa--" She turned with a smile. "Please, call me Aiko." She seats herself on the side of his bed, placing the stethiscope to her ears. Her soft fingers slip the stethiscope around his hospital gown, fingertips holding it in place against his skin. She listened for a moment or two before speaking. "Goodness, your heart rate is abnormally high!"
Iron Duke Isen [May 07, 2015, 07:54:35 AM]:   'I wonder why...'
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 08:00:32 AM]:   After calming down Anake,who had started silently eating the ice cream, John looked up the stairs and couldn't help but wonder how Merne was handling Kanako on his own. Titor still felt the wounds she had inflicted him in their last fight. "Shouldn't we keep an eye on them, just in case Kanako attempts to kill him? " .Anake gave John a long silent stare before answering "He should be OK, it looks like Kanako likes your friend quite a bit.In any case, I brought another staff with me, so in the worst case, It would be two of us to reduce Kanako. So don't worry too much"
What you need to know about the beforetimes:
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:57:59 PM]:basics: get to Japan, Yandere love-first-sights me, John fights her, I get stolen by her and her friend later, Iron and Duke spy on the forced outing, go to a bar and the dandere friend gets drunk, so I abscond and John fights the yandere again
John Titor [May 07, 2015, 07:58:31 PM]:   JOhn gets saved by tsundere Shirne Maiden
Merne23 [May 07, 2015, 07:59:03 PM]:   I end up meeting a genki at one of her jobs and find a place to crash, and yea what John said. With more knocking him out.

General Chat / May the Fourth be with you!
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:21:56 pm »

Any and all Star Wars fans, show thineself and wish upon all "May the Fourth!"

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Introduce Yourself! / Hello.
« on: April 13, 2015, 06:02:06 am »
Hey-o, people of the internet! I am Merne23.

I started on VNs with Katawa Shoujo, and have since read Tsukihime, Comyu, and others besides. I found Sunrider of Steam and checked it out because it was free, and have since dunked 40 hours into it because it's great.

I have a few interests besides, the most pertinent probably being RP and anime. I started watching Princess Tutu recently, and I involve myself with tabletop RPGs (you know, D&D, 40K Roleplay, and Age of Rebellion).

Nice to meet you, and thanks for reading! Any questions you may have can be posted here.

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