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>Previous Threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Psion%20Quest
>As always, you could check Einstein's data at any time: http://pastebin.com/CaAF0yS8

Your name is Heather Leery, and you're not dead.
You should be. You really, really should be.
Unconscious and around you were Isaac, Alex, and Max, while still up was Ellie.
The Void Queen, dead, was lying ahead of you, blue-black blood seeping from the stump of her head. Apparently the ion laser didn't cauterize wounds.

And then, for a long moment, you relaxed, and sat forward, eyes closing.
"You alright?" Ellie asked, and you nodded. "I thought that was going to explode."
You open your eyes again, and look down to the nuclear bomb below you, who was still chittering and laughing about wanting to explode. It seemed working...
And then you noticed that the bomb's core was missing.

Lin phased up out of the ground. He looked tired, and his skin looked a lot redder than it should. As he crawled up, as if he were climbing through mud instead of solid stone, he got to his feet.
His left hand had black skin, long, unhealthy red lines reaching up his arm.
"Well." He said, and struggled not to vomit. "Good thing I got down there in time."
"Lin!" Ellie called. "Are you okay?"
"That thing I pulled out really burned my hand." He said- he didn't sound okay at all, as if he was nauseous, dizzy, and in pain all at once. "It's phased somewhere in the stone, now."
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>>25156376
"You saved us! You could have just moved a few of the explosive lenses out of alignment though."
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>>25156376
"Okay, stay calm. You're irradiated really badly. We need to get you back to the station. They can cure it."
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>>25156376
how abouts we get the gang away from the potentially unshielded malfunctioning nuclear bomb and get lin healed up?
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>>25156376
"Dammit, I'm the only one allowed to have the threat of dying of radiation poisoning."
<Status report, Void Queen neutralised, Maximilian is K.O.'d, Lin has a bad case of radiation poisoning.>
"Drink lots of water."
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>>25156376
"That was a nuclear core. You just saved everyone in a radius of several hundred miles. And you're probably so irradiated right now your DNA looks less like a helix and more like a plate of spaghetti."
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>>25156422
>Maximilian, Alex and Isaac
fixed that for you
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>>25156430
>DNA looks less like a helix and more like a plate of spaghetti

that would be a vast genetic improvement to a double helix

also not how radiation damage works, but heather does not know that, she should, but doesn't
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>>25156376

"Lin, you're badly irradiated, stay calm."

<Status report, Lin is Irradiated, Isaac, Max and Alex are unconscious, Max and Lin need urgent medical attention>
<please be alright.>
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>>25156376
"You grabbed the core, Lin? That is...insane. And insanely brave, but mostly just insane."

Broadcast (To everyone BUT Lin): <The Void Queen is dead, but Lin has something like forty-eight hours to live without Theta or Devourer. Help would be appreciated.>
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""That was a nuclear core. You just saved everyone in a radius of several hundred miles." You say. "Okay, stay calm. You're irradiated really badly. We need to get you back to the station. They can cure it."
"I figure that we're so far down it just would've killed us. And killed us super hard." He said, and sat- almost fell- back at one of the chamber's walls, sitting down. The entire chamber shook, as if starting to crumble, but it stayed intact.

Jilly reached out again, and you were all connected once more. Whole.
<Status report. Void queen neutralized, Max, Alex, and Isaac are KO'd, and Lin has a bad case of radiation poisoning.>
<Shit.> Theta said, and a moment later, he appeared with Robin.
"Shit." Theta said again. "Give me your hand."
"Alright." Lin said, and raised it. Theta put his own hand on it, and started to focus.
"I'm going to need a lot of focus for this. Robin, take everyone topside." He said.
Robin nodded, and took your hand, and touched Isaac. Next thing you knew, you were sitting next to Summer, on top of Surya.
Next to Summer, and surrounded by knights, two trolls, and a dragon, complete with a rider.
"You're okay!" She said, and pulled you into a hug. A moment later, Max and Ellie appeared as well, Robin vanishing again quickly, and finally, Alex.

You looked around, and saw the remains of the fortress. It was almost more of a massive stone sinkhole, now, having caved in almost entirely when it collapse.
"Will he be okay?" Ellie asked, worried.
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>>25156511
dropped you trips exabutt
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>>25156511
>This is me, as you know.
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>>25156511
"I'm not a biologist - I can't tell."
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>>25156535
one day you should do a thread where you never wear your trips, and post as anon, but have anon post using your trips

"lets hope so, we need to figure out what the situation in orbit and everywhere else is right now, when theta is done with Lin he can check Alex"
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>>25156511

>trip-off
>squad broken!

"I hope so, he saved the lives of everyone for a few hundreds of kilometers, Theta is working on it now."

<careful the 'fortress' is highly unstable right now, get him out of there as soon as you can.>
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>>25156511
"Well, if I remember correctly, radiation damages cells, which is something Theta should be able to fix."
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>>25156511
"Theta's good at what he does. I'm sure Lin'll be fine."
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>>25156511
"I'm sure he will. Theta can fix stuff like that."
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>>25156549
>>25156550
i think ellies comment was directed at Alex, robin has not pulled lin or theta out yet
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>>25156511
"If anybody can fix it, Theta can.

In the meantime, though..."

<Everyone, role call. Say Aye if you're still breathing.>
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>>25156511
"How's everyone doing? No casualties I hope."
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>>25156564

we're again linked to Jilly's mental tree, they know now.
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>>25156535
>!HUk9MogpO2
It may be you, but you're not the real Exabyte!
Or, you know, you made a typo in your trip.
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>>25156575
>Whoops! Typo made, yep.
>!HUk9MogpO2 is me! As well!
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>>25156564
Considering Alex is, to all appearances, simply unconscious, while Lin is horribly irradiated and has a matter of days to live without assistance....I'm going to respectfully disagree with you.
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>>25156587
i call bullshit, its the VQ impersonating him
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"Theta's good at what he does. I'm sure Lin'll be fine." You say. "We need to figure out what the situation in orbit and everywhere else is right now. When Theta is done with Lin, he can chek Alex."
"Okay." Ellie said.
<The situation in orbit is simple. The Demiurg and Kliktik have stopped fighting.> Jilly said. <Omnissiah has control of the skies, and he's helping them land.>
<Everyone, Role call. Say Aye if you're still breathing.>
You got Ayes from everyone, even an absentminded one from Theta and a fevered one from Lin... except for one from Devourer.

Far, far away was Devourer, a small, black creature, quaking and vibrating.
<I'm tired.> He said, quietly, and pulsed.
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>>25156608

<Robin, can you retrieve my little Devi?>
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>>25156608
<Requesting a teleport for Devourer, Robin.>
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>>25156608
<Glad to hear it. Being tired is a lot better than being dead. We'll be over to pick you up in a minute.>
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>>25156608
<Where are you?>
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>>25156608
Quick! get bob to teleport into our arms, we shall rejuvenate our child with the power of HUGS!
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With a spare thought to Robin, she teleported away, and then appeared again, a small black creature- looking almost like a bear cub- in her hands.
"He's kind of cold." Robin said, and handed him to you. He was cold, shivering, but the moment you held him close in a hug, his skin started to warm up again, quickly.

You close your eyes and relax, as the knights and dragon start making their way back into the rift. Summer's head bobbed, and then she shot you a grin.
"I did pretty good there, didn't I?"
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>>25156637
>9
Amazing like always
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>>25156637
"Yep, the army was very useful!"
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>>25156637
"Yup!"

Closer hug for Devi.
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>>25156637
"You were amazing!"
But still really unimaginative and just trying to brute force everything with Knights which was the only reason you were useless in the first place with such an amazing power.
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>>25156661
we seriously need to start teaching this tiger theoretical physics
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>>25156637

is she close enough to hug? no? do it anyway.

"you did fantastic, you kept so many of them at bay and you don't look tired at all!"

salute the manifested forces as they head out.
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>>25156661
I agree, making a universe of nothing but photons and using it as a laser would have been more helpful.
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>>25156678
Pretty sure that would just ignite the atmosphere and kill everyone.

I see your point though.
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>>25156661
Personally, I think she did a damn good job. A bit stuck on Fantasy, admittedly, but still.

>>25156678
Is that even...yeah, no.
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>>25156637
"Fantastic."
Nod off to snoozeland while huggles to Devvy-kun
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>>25156637
"It was cool! I don't think we would have managed without you!"
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>>25156661
we need to start watching sci fi movies with her, get those creative juices flowing
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>>25156698
>Personally, I think she did a damn good job. A bit stuck on Fantasy, admittedly, but still.
fantasy is good if you have wizard support for your troops
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>>25156698
>Personally, I think she did a damn good job.
Hey, I did say she was amazing. Her brute force almost matched the Void Queen's brute force and made things a lot easier.
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Speaking of which, let's also reach out to the Klikik or however you spell it.

I'm sure they're all very confused right now.
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You pull her in a hug as well. "You did fantastic! You kept so many of them at bay, and you don't look tired at all!"
"Well, I probably could've done some more things if I knew I had the energy to spare." She said. "I expected to have to fight the Void Queen personally, so I was saving most of my power up. Kind of a letdown, actually."

You hug Devourer more closely, and he grew warmer- and started to melt in your hands, losing cohesiveness. You started to worry- until he resolidified. Then you started saluting the manifested soldiers as they went back through the rift.

With a heavy thunk, Sarvesh landed down on the turf near. He was missing two limbs, and his plates were dented and cracked badly, but he was so heavily armored that it didn't seem to bother him.

"So, what do we do now?" Alex asked, his eyes fluttering open. "Void queen's dead, everyone should be fine... Just go back?"
"I guess." Ellie said.
"Damnit, more people are calling me." Robin said. "And since Theta and Anna are seperate I can't get a recharge."
She pamfed away, and came back again, with Theta and Lin.
"He'll be fine." Theta said.
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>>25156744
we may want to inform the UPA of the events here so they can get someone to come along and deal with the whole "sentient species enslaved for evil but now released" thing sorted, probably after they deal with all the ships VQ sent at the other planets

we should check up with mom and dad, shoot them a msg and check up on everyone else whos not here
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>>25156744
"That's fantastic. I guess that leaves ArmaTek and [That guy who poked Damien when he went to save Rose]."
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>>25156744
"Good to hear. Can you recharge Robin if she picks up Anna next?"
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>>25156744

"are we sure she's dead? I do not want to leave and some time later find out she's still out there."

so many things we need to take care of, I'm worried about what the Demiurg will do now that they're free and piloting some very advanced ships.
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>>25156744
"There's also the issue of the thousands of ships whose crews are probably wondering just what the hell is happening right now.

Also a new race which will probably join the UPA, I guess? Now that they're out of the Void Queen's grasp, I mean.

But I think, at least until the next supervillains shows up, we're safe."
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>>25156790
yea good point

>>25156744
can we use Knowledge to confirm that VQ is dead?
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>>25156744
"I could probably recharge off the light now, if anyone needs a boost, that is."
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>>25156775
We don't even know if Jabberwocky is an enemy or not. He's been a bit suspicious, but not to the point that we can confirm his allegiances.
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>>25156744
Call parents.

Ask somebody to get the UPA higher ups on the phone, too. They kind of need to know what's gone down here.
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>>25156801
I'm putting money on him being Damien from the future.
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"Are we sure she's dead? I do not want to leave, and some time later find out she's still out there." You say, as Alex started climbing out of your suit. "There's also the issue of thousands of ships whose crews are probably wondering just what the hell is happening right now."
<They're beaming messages to Omnissiah about wanting to join under his banner. The demiurg, at least.> Jilly said. <The kliktik, though, just want to go back to the surface. They're thinking strangely.> She said.
Behind you, Ellie and Lin were talking, holding hands.
"How'd you even know how to do it?"
"But yeah, Damien sent this to me." Lin said, and paper rustled. "Some kind of sketch."

"Also a new race which will probably join the UPA, I guess? Now that they're out of the Void Queen's grasp, I mean." You say. "But I think, at least until the next supervillains shows up, we're safe."
<Someone put the UPA higher ups on the phone.> You say. <They need to know what's gone down here.>
<I'll do it.> Max growled, pushing himself up.
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>>25156845
<I guess that'd make him Warlord Omnissiah.>
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Rolled 84

>>25156845
<well Warlord omnisiah, I hope you saved a recording of the battle...>
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>>25156845

we could try to soak up a few rays of sunlight to replenish our self and then use knowledge to look at the VQ corpse.

"I still remember when he was just a ships computer and now he's a warlord *sniff* they grow up so fast."
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>>25156845
Maybe go check out those carvings on the wall?
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>>25156845
"Well, I'm sure even the Demiurg can be salvaged with Omni as an example."
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<I still remember when he was just a ship's computer, and now he's a warlord.> You say, and sniffle. <They grow up so fast.>
<Technically, he's the last remaining warlord that exists.> Jilly said- she sounded almost shaken. <With Devourer, Blackreach, and the Void Queen... The Demiurg are approaching extinction.>

After a moment's silence, you simply sit there, taking in the sunlight, and take a deep breath, and turn to Robin. She nodded without you having to say anything, and you were back underground. There was the Void Queen's body, the chittering bomb, and behind you were the pillars.
Robin huffed. "Gimme... a second." She said, and took a deep breath. "I mean, this isn't long range or anything, but I just keep on hopping around. At least I'm getting better."
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>>25156936

ruffle her hair a bit "take as long as you need."

knowledge on corpse and pillars.
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>>25156936
"Thanks. Couldn't have done it without you."

Knowledge the VQ. If she is still around, even as a vestige or a psychic remnant, wring her out of existence.
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You ruffle her hair, and turn to the corpse. "Take as long as you need."
Robin closed her eyes, and leaned back, relaxing. You step closer to the corpse... And open yours.

>Roll Clairvoyance and Knowledge!
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Rolled 12

>>25156993

i hope it works.
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Rolled 2

>>25156993
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Rolled 18

>>25156993
Last time we got Knowledge of her without even trying. Should be easy.
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Rolled 66

>>25156993
I SHALL KNOW OF THIS PLACE
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Rolled 44

>>25156993
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>>25156997
>>25157015
>>25157019
Oh wow.
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Rolled 2

>>25156997
>>25157015
>>25157019
We know nothing!
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>>25156997
>>25157015
>>25157019

oh god.

>12
>I'm so sorry.
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Rolled 9

>>25157026
At least there's no 1s
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>>25156997
>>25157015
>>25157019
Holy fucking shit that's awful
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Rolled 5

This is bullshit
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Rolled 55

>>25156993
Be careful when ye gaze into the abyss....
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Rolled 90

>>25156993
Shittitng
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It's not like we're in a rush, right? And we have Theta+Anna for infinite cosmic power. We can just keep trying until we succeed.
Unless rolling badly makes the Void Queen alive again or something.
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>>25156997
>>25157015
>>25157019
Hey we didn't fail so bad that she was revived at least.
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Rolled 25

>>25156993
Ha
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You reach for it, eyes open...
But nothing comes. You sense absolutely nothing from the emanation. You sense nothing from Robin, or from anything. Not even a slight vestige of ability.
Could...

Could those screeches have removed your Knowledge?
Your head pounded, and you shook it, dizzy.
"I know how we can make sure she's dead." Robin said. "That bomb's already set and active, right? Just that Lin took out the core?"
Jilly's branches gave her a yes.
"Then Sarvesh can teleport the core back in place, while we leave." She said. "Then boom. No more body at all. We're so far down that it shouldn't hurt the surface at all."
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>>25157091
Be easier to singularity the body
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Rolled 11

>>25157091
"Eh, we just need to atomize the body."
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>>25157091
"Or I could just incinerate it with the ion cannon."

"Much cleaner that way."
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>>25157105
Not with these rolls it wouldn't.
But yeah, I don't see why we need to use a fucking nuke to get rid of a corpse.
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>>25157091

"I need to make a record of these pillars first."

>we might have lost Knowledge.
>I feel really awful about rolling now.
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>>25157091
We didn't roll that badly, I doubt we lost it.
>>25157121
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>>25157091
"I'm more worried that she's alive as some sort of psionic ghost or something.

Still, can't be too careful. Let me document these pillars and then we can nuke this place."
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>>25157121
It's probably just temporary. Sigma got all her shit stolen by the Void Queen and she could still use her power afterwards.
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>>25157091
"The core is fused with the bedrock, Robin. And even being close enough to see it is enough to give you a lethal dose of radiation. Why couldn't you just disintegrate it?"
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"Eh, we just need to atomize the body."
"Right, good point." Robin said. She got to her feet again, and gave the Void Queen a touch.
The Queen- a powerful kliktik, nearly twice as large and powerful as a normal, with extra limbs... shivered, and roiled, twitching and headless- before disintegrating into smoke. She was gone.

"And I need to make a record of these pillars first-" You say, and turn back toward the entrance to the chamber, where the pillars were.

There was nothing but stone in the way, all caved in. That great chamber had been just below the fortress, while you were some distance away, through a long collapsed tunnel.
"Guess we can't look at those pillars, I guess." Robin said.
"I'm more worried that she's alive as some sort of psionic ghost or something."
<She isn't.> Devourer said, snuggled in your chest. He spoke in a private connection, kept isolated from Jilly somehow. <... I could feel her if she were. I'm... like... like that.>
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Rolled 19

>>25157181
Hah, I bet we missed critical information when we didn't read those pillars last thread.
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>>25157091
Take the body and throw it into the closest star, it's the only way to be sure
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>>25157200
Turn your dice off.
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>>25157181

<If you're certain.>

"I might be able to retrocog my memory of these pillars later."
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>>25157181
"Whelp, tell me when you're ready to jump again Robin. Need to start repairs on Surya."
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Rolled 51

>>25157181
>>25157200
we saw the pillars so we can retrocog them
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>>25157181
<Have you met others like you before, then?>

>>25157200
Like we had time to stop. I'd rather not have the information and be alive.
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>>25157249
Turn the dice off.
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>>25157256
normally I remember to do that
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>>25157181

Dice aside, >>25157200 and >>25157249 have a point. We probably should retrocog the pillars once we confirm that our clairsentience-derived powers aren't wonky anymore.
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>>25157181
<Okay. I guess we're done here, then.>
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>>25157181
>>25157200
Presumably since the Void Queen was a particularly potent kliktik, and she was insinuating that she was a god, there will probably be some surviving members of the species that would've been some sort of equivalent of the priesthood.

Could probably get more information about the ancient carvings by communicating with them, as they'd probably have passed down stories and/or information about the carvings in their leader/deity's chambers.

It's not going to be as reliable as actually Knowing the etchings themselves (in that it'll probably be super embellished, considering that it's probably some sort of prophecy the VQ used to get the ball rolling), but we can get at least somewhat of a better idea of what the deal was.

This might even be BETTER than Knowledge in some respects in that we would get the story they were operating off of, rather than the actual truth behind the pictures on the pillars. Help explain better what had the VQ so adamant about trying to get rid of all of us.
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<Have you met others like you before, then?>
<No.> Devourer said, quietly. <... Yes. And no.>
"I might be able to retrocog my memory of those pillars later." You say, and turn to Robin. "Well, tell me when you're ready to jump again, Robin. Need to start repairs on Surya."
"Ready." She said, and grabbed your shoulder.
You appeared in front of Surya- and someone else was working on it, repairing it. Mech drones, it looked. Next to Surya was Defense Ship, a great, bulky steel thing, and Wyvern, with Sigma and Anna leaning on it. All around you, through the sky, ships were setting down, being helped by more drones so that they didn't burn up in the atmosphere despite not having shields. Kliktik climbed out, long distances off, silently staring at you and your group for a time.
Those eyes looked... awfully strange. All six sets were staring at you, of these creatures you'd fought, creatures who you'd seen kill Jilly...

And then one started approaching you, and made a low squealing noise.
"... Thank you." It said, and tapped your shoulder with a scythe.
Absentmindedly, you noticed the creature's teeth. They were rounded, not sharp. Herbivore teeth.
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>>25157338
>six sets
>three sets, even. Six eyes.
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>>25157338
"What are you going to do now?"
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>>25157338
"I couldn't just let her go on."

I guess it's time to give Delta his due, as well.
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>>25157338

"I've... killed many of your kind, they were controlled by the VQ but I don't feel like I deserve any kind of praise."
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>>25157338
"I'm sorry we didn't come sooner."
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>>25157338
"I'm not the one you need to be thanking. Everyone here had a part in this."
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"I've... killed many of your kind. They were controlled by the Void Queen, but I don't feel like I deserve any kind of praise."
The creature's front paws dug into the ground.
"Thank you." It said again. The hooded, carapaced head tilted slightly.
"I'm not the one you need to be thanking. Everyone here had a part in this."
"We know." It said, and took a deep breath. "We have a request. Tell not your alliance where we are."
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>>25157421
"I... Guess we can keep it secret.

Why, though?"
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>>25157421
"Okay."
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>>25157421

"If that's what you wish, may I ask why?"
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>>25157421
"I can do that, but why?"
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Better tell Max that now then.
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>>25157421

<Max, did you get that?>
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>>25157421
We should remember to ask if they'd be willing to accept us telling Newt where they are, though, as she was hoping to come and live here in exile.

Which is kind of fitting with the fact that these guys don't really want to be found either. Kindred spirits, sort of.

From back in thread 47:

>"Hey, we've got this for you. It's in a secret code and everything." You say, and hold out the scrap of paper. She took it. "Newt says hi!"
>[...]"You must tell us everything! So what did it say?"
>"She's looking for the world where we found those aliens." She said. "She's planning on exiling herself there."
>"Some world somewhere, when we were around your age. We crashed down there. These big... well, they look kind of like a centaur, except their lower body is more... pantherlike. We didn't have words for them, but they helped us as well they could with those scythe-arms."
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>>25157447
Because they'd be hated for slaughtering people.
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>>25157338
>Absentmindedly, you noticed the creature's teeth. They were rounded, not sharp. Herbivore teeth.
just because something isn't designed to eat meat doesn't mean it can't to terrible damage
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<Max, did you get that?>
<Yeah, I did.> He responded.
"I... guess we can keep it secret." You say. "May I ask why?"
"We are primitives." It said. "This technology is not ours. It was stolen from your minds. What we do know is bleedthrough from our enslaver."
It paused. "For five hundred years, we have been enslaved. Only our eldest remember the time before. We wish to spend time remembering that. Them. We do not want our art to be eaten away by blinking lights and alien technology."
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>>25157501
Hug it.
"Okay."
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>>25157493
>>25157501
>We do not want our art to be eaten away by blinking lights and alien technology."
Though with THIS information, I'm not sure they'd be too happy about a tech junkie like Newt wanting to cohabitate.
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>>25157519
lol, the UPA comes back in 500 years and the first thing their ambassador does is hug the human rep
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Rolled 66

>>25157501
a reasonable request I suppose, a friend of mine who came here years ago wanted to come here to live alone, may I tell her? she found your folk pleasant.
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>>25157501
"I can understand that."
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Rolled 18

>>25157501
retrocog their past so they have all that they need to recover their former selves.
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>>25157501
>For five hundred years, we have been enslaved. Only our eldest remember the time before.
So when Dragon, Newt, etc. crash landed it was the Void Queen who saved their lives and helped them get back to civilisation?
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You pull it into a hug, and it returned the movement, facing the scythes away from your skin. Its carapace was warm to the touch, almost hot. It was much thinner than Sarvesh's chest, but much more rigid- save the shell on his back and pincers.
"Okay." You say. "A friend of mine who came here years ago, wanted to come here to live alone, may I tell her? She found your folk pleasant."
"One of the humans. The ones who woke our enslaver up from her slumber." It said. "... You look like one of them."
It shook it's head. "Yes, if they wish, they may live here."
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>>25157501

"five hundred... I wish, something could have been done sooner."

"one of my parents and her friend crash landed on this planet, does any of you remember this?"

"May i give you a hug?"
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>>25157570
Yeah, I was just thinking about this.

Well, shit, that's where she stole the information about our technology from.

Goddamnit, Mom. You and Newt almost got the whole universe killed.

Now you two just sit RIGHT there and think about what you've done, young ladies.
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>>25157603
"Yeah, she's my dad."
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>>25157615
Dad, even.

Fuckin' future babymaking making me mess up and attribute gender to words like some 21st century peasant.
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>>25157603
"I'm sorry :("
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>>25157603

"their ship captain was my father, how did they wake up the enslaver?"
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>>25157615
She stole the information about our technology when she mind-controlled Sigma and took everything she knew. Before that she was clueless.
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>>25157603
"What was the Void Queen, anyway?

I mean, how did she become like that?"
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>>25157603
uhh, either they're units of time do not translate well or Dad crashed here 500 years ago...
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>>25157603
aye, the one I look like was one of my parents. I shall call my friend then...

message to newt by persacomm<hey newt, that planet you wanted the coordinates for, it's here, try not to have many friends over though the locals want a while without tech in their lives.>
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>>25157675
Presumably she took over the whole planet 500 years ago and then went to sleep because there was nothing to do (they were stone age and didn't have spacecraft and shit).
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"Yeah, she's my dad." You say. "I'm sorry. How did they wake up the enslaver?"
"We were to wait, and live, and eat, and breed more numbers. That is all she wished us to do for hundreds of years, so she could have more power, drained from our minds..." It said, and hugged you again. It's long, crested head nuzzled in the crook of your neck. "They arrived. A change. She awakened, and bid us to take care of them as we could. And when she left, she... meditated on the two-leg creatures."

It paused. "She found the existence of other beings like her, out in the starry sky. None were as strong as her. She saw all this world as a mote of dust, and... went... mad. Here she was, stewing in her madness... Until she met the unmaker's mind, far from here. And went... Angry. Saw the death of all she would ever do."
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>>25157730
>and when THEY left, she... meditated
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>>25157730
"What a silly bitch."
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>>25157730
Every explanation makes more plot holes. If she didn't know things existed outside of the planet before Dad came then how the fuck did she attack Ishelda all those centuries ago?
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>>25157730
"She wasn't ready to see the universe for what it is, and finding someone she couldn't understand was her breaking point?"
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>>25157730
>And went... Angry. Saw the death of all she would ever do.
"...she saw the source of her undoing... so she went out and poked it with a stick until it came to get her? Not exactly great foresight."

"Not that I'm complaining about the fact that she didn't wait until she was even stronger or anything."
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>>25157730
"Silly Voidy. Planets come and go. Stars perish. Matter disperses, coalesces, forms into other patterns, other worlds. Nothing can be eternal."
Sigh, hug it more.
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>>25157730

"I wish I could lessen the load of so many years of domination but... my hugs aren't *that* good."

>>25157777

good question.

maybe there are more like her out there, somewhere?
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>>25157777
Time Travel?
Trying to delay her death by preventing Heaven's Jewel from being colonised?
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"She wasn't ready to see the universe for what it is, and finding someone she couldn't understand was her breaking point?"
"Yes." It said.
"I wish I could lessen the load of so many years of domination, but... my hugs aren't *that* good."
It simply hugged you again- you got the impression that the creatures hugged as well, for whatever reason.

<... Heather.> Jilly said. She sounded shaken, hesitant. <... They... they have Natalie's mind. Her memories. I... um, I could give them back to her. But... what if...>

<The call has been sent.> Max said. <Omnissiah said that he bid the demiurg to coalesce around some planet, somewhere, and he can talk with them later. So we can set off any time.>
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>>25157777
Timedickery, perhaps? It'd make sense to want to wreck the source of the anti VQ device before it gets created.
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>>25157862
Natalie? What? Who is that?
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>>25157862
Natalie?
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>>25157883
"Alex's old GF."
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>>25157883
Alex's now-ex girlfriend.
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>>25157862
Who's Natalie?
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>>25157862
>>25157883
>>25157890
>Whoops! Another mistake. Nat's mind, even. Alex's ex.
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>>25157862
<Talk to Alex about it, but I think that would just cause problems now.>

>>25157883
Alex's girlfriend from Burer's Glyph who tried to kill him and then forgot they'd ever met.
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>>25157862
<Well, it wouldn't be fair of you to keep part of her memory from her. Don't worry, Alex really cares about you.?
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>>25157905
ah, thats Alex's decision to make
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>>25157862
"You should discuss this with Alex, but I'm going to go ahead and say that you should."
"Also have confidence in yourself, you're smart and sexy, I'm sure you can manage to keep Alex."
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>>25157862
<What? Why are you asking me? I'm not the team leader.>
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>>25157953
<Especially with those tongues. Siiiiigh.>
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>>25157957
Because we're her friend, and she values our opinion, I would imagine.
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>>25157862
<Right. The Kliktik have requested that the UPA not be informed of their existence for a few centuries.

Can we go back to the original station? I miss my workshop.>
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>>25157862
<He's not going to drop you, Jilly. Look at what you've been through together. I doubt he'd drop you for some girl he went out with for a few nights.>
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>>25157862

Alex's old girlfriend...

<You need to talk to Alex about that.>
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>new smutbin idea
>Alex, Jilly and Nat work things out together.
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Why are we telling them to leave this decision to Alex? I get that it's easy to see characters as just, well, characters, but surely no-one should have any say in it besides Nat herself.
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>>25158088
It would look kind of terrible if we told Jilly to leave it to Alex to be honest.

"So alex, I found your ex-girlfriend's memories, but I'm not sure I want to give them back to her, because you might leave me."
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>>25158088
Because by asking we have to make Nat alive, which therefore voids the decision?
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>>25158125
Nat isn't dead...
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>>25158125

Nat IS alive, back on B.Glyph, can't remember her time with Alex though.
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>>25157862
<Well, keeping memories from somebody isn't something we should really do, but at the same time I don't think you have anything to be worried about. That dummy isn't going to throw away something as good as what you've got going on over a girl he had for a few days.>
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>>25158143
>>25158135
Ah, I misunderstood.
I think she'd be happier just forgetting.
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<Well, it wouldn't be fair of you to keep part of her memory from her.> you say. <Don't worry, he's not going to drop you, Jilly. Look at what you've been through together. I doubt he'd drop you for some girl he went out with for a few nights.>
<... Alright, I'll keep her memories for now.> Jilly said. <And give them to her later.>

<Right.> You say again. <The Kliktik have requested that the UPA not be informed of their existence for a few centuries.>
<And I've told them that we've eradicated the anomaly, and implied that it was demiurg instead of these.> Max said.
<Can we go back to the original station? I miss my workshop.>
<Maybe by tonight.> Max said. <We still need to arrange things.>
You let go of the creature, and it paused a moment, rushing off. A moment later, it came back... With a fruit, skewered on its scythe.

"These are what your male parent consumed." It said, the telepathy aching slightly as it struggled to translate properly. "Your blinking lights may clone it, or you may eat it, if you wish."
And then, leaving the dark red fruit in your hands- which was a long, pear-shaped thing, with a strange texture and white speckles- it turned and ran away, as the rest of the kliktik started gathering in a group. The demiurg, meanwhile, lifted off, and shot into bubble drive, off into the remaining vestiges of demiurg space. More and more kliktik were arriving- apparently the ones headed to UPA worlds had to turn around- and started to land.
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>>25158163
Woo, alien fruit to clone.
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>>25158163
It is the fruit which gives Psionics.
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>>25158163
Try some! And then give the rest to Theta/Devourer to clone.
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>>25158163
<Should we, uh, head back?>
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>>25158163
Sniff it, then give a lick for taste.
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>>25158163
Put the fruit in storage for a bit, we'll eat it and plant some seeds in hydroponics later.

Let's go check on people and make sure they're okay. We'll head home in a bit.
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>>25158163
Huh.

Show it to the Devourer.
"They gave me this thing."
"I am rather hungry..."
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>>25158163

Have Theta memorize the fruit, also ask him if it would have potentially weird effects on us.

not sure if we should eat it now but if there are no adverse effects, why not?
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>>25158163
Yeah, put it in cryo storage or whatever. Or get Devi/Theta to look at it.
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>>25158205
Psion quest was actually Space One Piece all along!
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>>25158216
>>25158219
>>25158227
Eat it later, when we have a sample and some seeds.
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>>25158257
Um, >>25158219
isnt' about eating it, silly.
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>>25158163
Keep the fruit for now, so we can take samples or show it to Theta later.

I think it's about time to go.
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>>25158163
The fruit turns you into a woman.
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>>25158305
We must eat it immediately.
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You sniff it, and lick- It was sweet, almost incredibly so. You show it to Devourer. "They gave me this thing. I am rather hungry..."
"The seeds are in the center of it." Devourer said. "You should be able to eat it fine."
"Are there any potentially weird effects?"
"Minor psychoactive effects, but none life threatening." Devourer said, looking at it. You nodded, and put it into storage.

<Should we, uh, head back?>
<Yeah, let's.> Sigma said. And then Jilly cut the connection proper.

Some time later, you were all in your ships again, except Omnissiah and Devourer were in Surya. Lin was asleep, as was Ellie and Isaac, all exhausted. Alex and Max were up, but max was talking on his personacom some more as you lifted off.
Alex shifted in his seat.
"I just thought of something." He said, and nodded to the clay on that pendant. "Now you can find out what that does. Maybe."
"I don't believe that's possible." Omnissiah said. "Not without putting me into another computer, far past the Klimeck limit."
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>>25158305
>Dad was actually a dude before eating the fruit
I perfer space one piece.

Also its the void queens own fault we gained psionic powers.

lel.
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>>25158311

we become double the woman we are.

>no loin is left dry.
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>>25158327
"I'd rather you not go completely mad Omni."
"Besides, maybe I'll figure it out later."
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>>25158327
Hug Omni.

"Yeah, that's probably a really bad idea. Maybe we'll figure it out some day far in the future!"
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>>25158327
Then I would not worry about it, Omni.

We should go tripping. Eat the fruit.
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>>25158327
"I could try Knowing it."
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>>25158327

"I don't want to risk Omni. Whatever it is, it helped and for that i am grateful. Some things are better left unknown."
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>>25158327
"I might be able to, I could try using Knowledge on it.

But that's for later if I ever do it, I've had enough excitement today to last me for a bit."

We've got two big things to take care of, first, hugging the hell out of Sarvesh and making sure he'll be alright after the damage from earlier, second, having that talk with Anna. Let's start with Sarvesh as the Anna talk is likely to be long and involved.
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>>25158392

let's keep it for a while longer, at least until we're back on one of the stations and preferably after Anna talks to us.
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>>25158327
>Minor psychoactive effects
Excellent, let's split it with Anna. It'll make our Real Talks™ go smoother
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>>25158327
"Maybe just for safety-sake, we should keep this clay stuff around? As a memento, even."
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>>25158327
"I almost Knew it once in the isolation chamber. I think it's you, somehow."
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>>25158439
I can second this.
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>>25158327
Let's taaaake a bite of the fruit.
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Rolled 69

>>25158327
set the course and eat the fruit.
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>>25158439
>>25158459

probably not a good idea to have it affect us during the conversation, afterwards I'm all for it, regardless of 'the talks' outcome.
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"I might be able to." You say. "I could try using Knowledge on it. But that's for later, if I ever do it. I've had enough excitement today to last me for a bit."
"Good idea." Alex said, and leaned back. "I'm exhausted. Might take a nap."
"You can both rest. I can pilot." Omnissiah said. You nodded, and closed your eyes.


Some time later, you woke up as the ship shook, and something hissed. You were back at the second station again, a few hours before dinner. Max was awake, pacing, and Ellie and Lin were doing more talking, holding hands- And then they kissed.
"D'aw, those kids." Alex said, and chuckled, climbing out of his chair and stretching. "I'm off to go get something to eat. Then talk with Jilly. See you."

You sat there for a while, doing your best to wake up... And then realized.
You were free from the Void Queen.
Forever.
>What do?
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>>25158475
>>25158493
Later.
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>>25158439
Oh, right, I'd forgotten about that.

Let's not get high before we have that talk. Afterwards, sure. Given what we've just accomplished, I think getting high as a fucking kite and just kicking back is in order.
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>>25158497
call newt give her the coordinates of the planet and the requested terms of the locals.
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>>25158497
Time for Real Talks with Anna Ver.3 Rev.1 Slightly Less Drama Edition™.
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>>25158497
Go to science room, split fruit, get genetic sample and extract seeds. Call in Anna and see if she wants to partake in the sweet flesh of victory.
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>>25158497
Go see Lambda and Rose and whoever else was taken off to safety.
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>>25158497
>this'll get boring
>better become the new void queen
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>>25158497
Laugh.
Just a little, then suspiciously loudly.

Message mum and dad and tell them we took care of the inhuman problem, and now we've only got the human one left.
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>>25158497
Celebrate with a party!
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>>25158497
First, give Sarvesh some mega ultra hugs, then we'll have a long talk with Anna, have a talk with her, and get high as balls.
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>>25158497
use Awakening on self
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>>25158554
Seconded.
Try it.
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>>25158497

try to contain the joy of not having a nearly omnipotent being breathing down our necks, then remember ArmaTek is still out there, plotting, planning.

contact Newt through VERY secure channels (Ask Anna?) and relay the coordinates to the Kliktik homeworld

we need to know if any of the VQ ships made it to one our home planets, and if they did, how bad was it.
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>>25158497
Make sure everyone got back okay, other than checking that they were fine right after the blast, we don' know shit about the Wyvern crew (Anna, Isaac, etc).
Then, check up on the civvies. See if Rose got along with Damien's sisters.
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>>25158497
wake up
it is all a dream
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>>25158570
Oh, Isaac was here, I didn't even notice. Point stands anyway.
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>>25158554
Thirding, absolutely nothing could possibly go wrong with this.
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>>25158497
Message Newt with coordinates

Message parents, tell them we just saved the galaxy and killed a god.

Serious Talk™ with Anna.
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>>25158497
Time for our Anna talk, I think.
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>>25158554
>>25158566
>>25158588

probably won't work at all and will only drain us needlessly.
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Don't forget about Armatek you guys.

They still need to be dealt with.
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>>25158659
True, but we deserve a fucking break. We just killed god.
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You laugh, for a long time, relaxing, and then get to your feet. You start making calls. Isaac was sleeping as well, Delta was waiting for the recabulator, Summer and Sigma were both gorging themselves on both pride and food... The innocents were safe, and let out of the station's heavily secure rooms, now roaming the halls- Robin and Rose both didn't answer, apparently busy...
You eventually find out where everyone is, and send your parents a short, secure message, encrypted with 'Dragon' about what happened... And then you contact Newt to give her the coordinates.

And finally, fruit under scans, you made your way to the Wyvern, where Anna was.
"... Hey." She said, with a wave. She was sitting in the open hatch, relaxing. "C'mon, sit down. I kind of wasn't looking forward to this, but..."
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>>25158684
>The fruit being scanned by Omnissiah,
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>>25158684
"Look on the bright side, we're still alive to have this conversation."
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>>25158684
"Neither was I, but go on."

I'm not looking forward to the shitstorm.
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>>25158684
Screw formality! Hug the girl!
"Everyone's alive, and you did great."
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>>25158684
Give her a hug.

"At least we're alive to not look forward to it.

We have to do it sometime, and now that the Void Queen is gone it's a good opportunity.

So, how do you want to start this?"
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>>25158684
Oh god things are gonna get emotinal aren't they?
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>>25158684
"I'm not sure 'kind of' counts as 100%, so are you kind of looking forward to it as well?"
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>>25158684
"We just saved the galaxy, this should be easy."
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>>25158684

"I got that impression but first off, you did a great job out there and I'm glad we didn't lose anyone to that damn... you know what? She's gone and not worth the effort. please continue."
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>>25158684
"What, you'd rather be fighting Voidy?"
Slight (civvy grade) pout
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>>25158684
"Killing gods, saving galaxies? Easy.

Relationships? Very, very difficult."
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"Look on the bright side." You say, sitting down next to her and pulling her into a hug. "We're still alive to have this conversation. Everyone's alive, and you did great."
"There is that." She said. "And more good news! Demiurg might actually start going extinct. Then again, I didn't actually get to use any of my combat powers. Just energy transfer."

You shrug, and tighten your hug.
"Killing gods, saving galaxies? Easy." You say. "Relationships? Very, very difficult."

"Alright, here goes." She said.
"... I'm, um... I'm not gay." She said, finally. "I- I mean... Um. Yeah."
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>>25158785
Blink. "So... you're bisexual?"
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>>25158785
"O...kay?"
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>>25158785
>"... I'm, um... I'm not gay."
Interesting tactic, Exa.
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>>25158785
"...Oh."
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>>25158785
"Huh? You mean you and I can't..."
"Really?"

Hug her again.
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>>25158785
"So you're saying it was a mistake?"
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>>25158785
"So you're not attracted to me?"
if so, hug her and say "At least you know now. I'm glad for that much."
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>>25158785
"But then why did you go out with me?"
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>>25158785
"Eh, okay."
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>>25158785
"Is this not being gay in a general sense but going gay for certain people or just completely not gay in the least?

Just so you know, I'm not even sure what label to put on myself, I'm attracted to pretty or handsome people, sometimes that includes aliens, tigers, men, and women."
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>>25158785
"In other words, you like me, but experiment failed?"
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>>25158785
Unless this is a stupid 'I'm bisexual' (no shit) copout, this isn't gonna work as a 'no shitstorm' tactic here.
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>>25158785
"...Huh.

Really didn't see that one coming."
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>>25158785

"I don't exactly swing one particular way myself."

"W-what now?"
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>>25158785
"So that's why you did it?"
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>>25158785
"So you want me to get a cock from Theta?"
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>>25158785
"Neither am I..."
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>>25158785
I figured as much or the hound incident would never of happened
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Oh boy, I smell a shitstorm brewing.
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>>25158785
"So I was a... mistake?"
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>>25158785
B-but all the waifu choices are meant to be conveniently bisexual!
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>>25158785
>"... I'm, um... I'm not gay." She said, finally. "I- I mean... Um. Yeah."
you say that like gender has any relevance
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>>25158785
"...I could ask Theta."
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>>25158905
In the future, everyone is bisexual!
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You blink.
"So... you're not attracted to me?" You ask.
"... Not really."
"But then why did you go out with me?"
"When we started hanging out, I told you that from the very start, but then I started to think that maybe I... could... or should be attracted to you. Because you were there, and you were interested in me..."
She went quiet for a moment.
"It might even be something about psionic empathy, but we both know that would be a cop-out." She said. "I thought I was obligated to try. B-because you were there."
"So in other words, the experiment failed?" You ask.
She nodded, slightly.
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>>25158932
Time for hugs, "Well, thanks for trying. I'm glad you know now at least."
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>>25158932
Wow, as far as reasons to bang your ex go, that's a pretty lousy one.
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>>25158932
"Okay. I wonder if Luna's interested..."
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>Exabyte vetos Anna option

Fucking hell Exa.
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>>25158932
"I'm not going to lie, that hurts a bit. But I appreciate your honesty."
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Exa you are glorious motherfucker and I love how you screw with people.
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>>25158932
"Oh well. Glad you made clear in it. I hope you will be well in future life and no hard feelings right? We still can be friends."
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Fuck off Exa. THIS was your plan? 'I'm not gay ', really? Yeah, a sincere fuck you. I had almost prepared myself to accept Sarvesh winning, but this is the dumbest shit ever, in so many ways.
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>>25158957
Hey, let's NOT say the worst possible thing to say in this situation!
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>>25158967
Exa has made it clear that the other characters have their own stories.

>>25158932
Give her a pout.
"I'm going to have to go and think about things."
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>>25158932
"...Alright, see you later!"
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>>25158932

"I'm... sorry to hear that, I... didn't force it on you... did I?"
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>>25158932
*Sigh*"Well, at least I had a chance."
"We still friends?"
"Can I still kick Hound in the dick?"
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>>25158932
"Well, at least you can be sure you aren't attracted to girls, I mean if the bubbly, busty, fit, redheaded mechanic doesn't work for you than I'm pretty sure you're straight as an arrow."

Pull her into a hug.

"Still friends?"
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>>25158997
>"Can I still kick Hound in the dick?"

This.
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>>25158991
>Exa has made it clear that the other characters have their own stories.

Exabyte made this up a couple threads ago when he said he was going to think up a way to deal with the Anna situation.

This isn't really a long term plan.
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>>25158932
Wow, I was annoyed back when the Hound incident happened due to lack of warning IMO, but mostly annoyed at anons causing shitstorms. This could work in a regular non-CYOA work (although honestly? 'I'm not gay' is about the worst possible plot convention ever), or if Anna didn't have a huge following and most readers were ready to turn her down anyway, but as is...yeah, this is retarded.
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>>25158957
Luna's less interested in a long-term relationship than we are. She's a great lay and good for some flings, but wouldn't be a good girlfriend, especially with her work schedule.
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>>25158932
"...Okay then. Want some weird alien fruit?"
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>>25158932
So that leaves
Summer - craycray. Sticking your metaphorical dick in crazy is never a good idea.
Damien - Flingy, not really a "romantic" option
Sarvesh - Crabcake. Best husbando
Max - the knot
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>>25158932
Holy fuck, this is your plan?

This is terrible.
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>>25159011
>Actually believing that Exabyte has any kind of real plan
>listening to anything he says about 'the future'

SHIGGYDIGGY!
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>>25159024
What it leaves is not enough time for another romantic option, because honestly, how much more have we got to do?
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>>25158932
Well, we could always turn into a dude.
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>>25158932
Hah, I bet this is happening because we didn't talk to her at some inconsequential time like when we didn't with Hound. Pretty boring as far as thing go.
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>>25158932
Fuck this. If you hadn't presented her as an LI on the level of the others or obviously made this up as you went, I'd only be offended that you used the old shitty 'experimenting lol' trope, instead of pissed that you're vetoing Anna.
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>>25159036
Well, I was trying to give him at least a little bit of benefit of the doubt.

You're probably right though.
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>>25158932
"When theta messed with your brain you were begging for it from me, and if you weren't into girls you wouldn't have even considered me an option. If you don't have feelings for me anymore I can understand that, but don't give me this copout bullshit--you're better than that."
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>>25159024
I vote we go and cry on our roommate's fuzzy belly.
because summer is the best.
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>>25159024
Damien could work. I got the impression he wanted something more.
But really I doubt we'll have time to develop another romance.
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>>25158932
Wow, this is a lousy way to end the Anna situation.

"Lol, not gay!"

Really Exabyte.

Really.
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>>25158932
"I... figured you were just in denial or something. Never really cared for gender myself. Or species, for that matter."

Rest head on hands, look glum.

"Shame. I like you. Cute, funny, awkward in the best sort of way... But I guess if that's how you feel, I'm not going to try to change you."

Attempt to maintain composure, tear up, but keep smiling.

"Still want that apology, though. And before you mention, it doesn't even need saying that we can still be friends."
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>>25159050
She's not being vetoed, more like in order to continue the relationship we need theta to make us into a dude.
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>>25159024
Crabcake is best husbando.
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Didn't Anna say right off the bat that she wasn't a lesbian? So I'm not seeing where the surprise is coming from.
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>Extramad
>This was a viable option when we talked her into trying girls
>thinking of taking it out on Anna
>mfw
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>>25158932
I'm honestly confused by this. You saw the drama caused by the Hound incident, and by the romance discussions...and THIS was your choice? How could you possibly think vetoing one of the most popular (possibly THE most) romance options this late in was a better idea than just holding a vote? At least with a vote people would just rage at other anons, and concede the lack of better ways to play things.
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>>25158932
Is this, like, your way of getting back at your players for all the relationship drama?
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>>25159094
Who's taking it out on Anna?

We're taking it out on Exabyte for shitty plot twists.
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>>25159089
Disgusting.
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>>25159082
Yeah, that's so much better. Gender-bending is the worst possible shit, and anyway changing the MC's gender this far into a quest with little warning is the most stupid option possible.
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>>25158932

Honestly, of all the options I can think of for how this relationship could have turned out, this one is surprisingly satisfying. Beats an anticlimactic yes/no.
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>>25158932
the answer is Futa and theta's powers
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>>25159128
This is an anticlimactic no.

It's downright lazy.
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>All this mad
I actually like this outcome.
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>>25159103
That would be a retarded way to do it. Annafags already got it the worst with the Hound thing, why target them specifically?
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>Baw, the lesbian relationship with the girl who specifically said she wasn't a lesbian, then shown to have serious relationship problems in general didn't work out. Baw!
Grow the fuck up. Relationships don't magically work just because the MC is involved.
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I got a good laugh out of this. Keep on truckin', exa.
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I see what you're doing, Exa, even if I don't like it.

So we'll hate him, because he can take it.
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>>25159064
>when theta messed with your brain
>messed with your brain
>brain been messed with
Maybe... maybe she wasn't thinking how she normally thinks.
This is copout bullshit but that was a terrible example.
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>>25159128
I know! It's almost like she was an experimenting teenager!
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Ah man, I guess we got the short end of the stick.
I wish Exa had rolled better, maybe we could have gotten back together.
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>>25159167
Not like he'll notice, the people on the irc will be busily sucking his dick and convincing him that it's the best idea ever as we speak.
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>>25159128
How does it beat that? At least with a vote there's some agency, what possible satisfaction is there for Annafags here? Not even considering the fact that Exa basically strung us along since the Hound thing until now, I could have quit reading this stupid shit if he did it back then at least (quitting because of this twist, not losing Anna specifically, since Sarvesh is cool).
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"I'm not going to lie, that hurts a bit." You say. "But I appreciate your honesty."
"That... That wasn't the reason I cheated on you." She said. "That was something... more."
You sigh. "Can I still kick Hound in the dick?"
"... Yeah, you can."
You put your head on your hands.
"I... figured you were just in denial or something." You say.
"... I kind of hoped I did." She said. "Hoped I was. After Theta did that... hormone thing to me, I thought it might be a clue..."
"I still want that apology, though." You say, and wipe at your face.
"I know." she said. "I still owe you an apology. I owe you a lot of things, really."
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>>25159174
Being horny doesn't make people gay dude.
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>>25159174
he just boosted everyone lust to crippling levels
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>>25159192
"BFFs, though?" Offer fist bunp.
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>>25159184
I forgot that place existed as a personal hugbox.
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>>25159192
"Wanna enjoy the spoils of victory with me? Got some weird alien fruit."
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>>25159079
This is pretty much perfect for the situation.

But I'm still mad about this outcome
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>>25159192
bland
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>>25159216
I remember watching it during the Hound stuff, so much back-patting and circlejerking.

>"man, look at all those fags on /tg/ not realising what a master storyteller exabyte is!" etc.
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>>25159192
Pout at her.
Just pout.
Hold it for as long as possible.
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>>25159165
Not caring about the romance stuff is great. Delicious shitstorms.
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>>25158932
Wow, the Anna romance literally went from the most interesting one with SOME semblance of interesting twists and characterization, as well as non-obvious choices for the audience...to nothing at all. Just, poof, gone, in the dumbest way. I get why people are going 'romance doesn't always work out guys!', even if I disagree that you should just cut off romance option like this after 90 threads, but this is the worst way. As someone who has friends who've suffered from experimenting partners a lot and openly lamented at how often it shows up in media, a hearty fuck you! Thank god I'm straight.
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>>25159247
Get back to the irc.
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>>25159192

"you can start by explaining the situation with Hound, I wish to understand."
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>All these people so mad, half of them never contributed to the quest.
>>25159243
That would be using our powers for evil.
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>>25159242
Hah, I remember seeing that happen in Quest General. It was meant to be a 'masterstroke' and 'brillaint'.
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>>25159192
Crush her.

With our mind.
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>>25159192
"We're still friends though, no matter what.

I'm not going to try to change you, and if I couldn't turn you gay nothing will.

Do you want to talk about Hound now?"
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>>25159247
I can't see why you'd enjoy it, whenever quests shitstorm about things I don't care about I'm annoyed that it's derailing the thread more than anything.
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>>25159285
Rather than a fucking awful and hastily thought out plot twist that even Exabyte expressed regret for using afterwards.

Apparently he doesn't learn.
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>>25159267
I think we deserve a little bit of selfishness from time to time.
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>>25159243
That's not really the right way to go about this.
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>>25159184
>>25159216
>>25159242
I'm not seeing much circlejerking.
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>>25159260
Fuck no, quest ircs are always awful. Enjoying watching him fuck up would not fit in with the circlejerking at all.
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>>25159192
>Everyone in this thread saying this is bullshit
>There's an IC post about saying this is bullshit
>It gets ignored
Didn't you just say something about wanting to railroad less? Because you're not doing a very good job of it.
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>>25159293
>gay, or even bi then I don't think anything will"
Grin for a moment, "Do you want to talk about Hound now?"
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>>25159192

maybe have her apologize to our parents.
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Rolled 2

>>25159192
Black hole her. Let's become the new void queen.
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>>25159337
... no, especially not with rolls like that.
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>>25159337
Fuck it, let's do it.

Become universal master.
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>>25159285
How? I GUESS it would be kinda a neat subversion if it was 'I'm gay' and not the opposite, but even then it's a dick move. People fervently anti-Anna shitting on her after the Hound thing did more to shit up threads anyway, so it's not like it's a good fuck you to the voters anyway.
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>>25159319
Good to see all the trips and faggots are the prominent ones making comments there.
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>>25159329
I'm not seeing how this is railroading.
Heather isn't some omnipotent being that can change how other characters act and feel.
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>>25159337
No
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Rolled 77

>>25159349
We get three rolls. If we put ourself into a coma, I still consider that a success.

Rolling for Black Hole.
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>>25159300
There's not much to derail right now. We just finished with the Void Queen thing.
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>>25159192
"Well, much as I would love it if everything in the universe was sexually orientated directly towards me, I guess it just isn't meant to be.

Still friends, though."

Leaning on the fourth wall.
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>>25159337
Do it.
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Rolled 23

>>25159369
let's do iiiiiiiiiiiit
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>>25159369
No, we're not blackholing anything, that's stupid and totally out of character.
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Rolled 74

>>25159369
Six rolls, if we get a critical!
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>>25159378
Pfff.

Let's do it.
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Rolled 90

>>25159337
I got your back. Lets rule the universe.
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Hound cheating -was- brilliant, and added a fun twist that's rare in relationship drama quests. This is just wanton backpedaling.
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Rolled 98

>>25159337
Eh, might as well. Not like we have much else to do now.
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>>25159363
No, but Heather isn't the storyteller. Exa is, and, oh look, the person deciding how other characters act and feel is...Exa! And before you say 'but muh characterization', we already know Exa hadn't planned this until recently, and there aren't any hints that Anna's straight and not bi.
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>>25159369
No, that's stupid, and I sense samefaggotry.
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>>25159362
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Rolled 91

>>25159385
Wow, it's almost like that's the point. Let Exa railroad this too.

Black Hole check!
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in hindsight, i shouldn't feel as surprised as i am about this happening.

>still feels bad though
>but it's my own fault.

also, let's not blackhole anyone.
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Rolled 97

>>25159420
Only in two of the rolls, apparently my idea has quite a following.
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>Wait a second, let me figure out what consensus is.
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>>25159418
Admittedly there weren't any hints to the opposite, either.
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>>25159418
Other than, I don't know, her saying she isn't into girls but willing to try when we started?
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>>25159363
You didn't read the post did you? Everyone ITT is saying "this is BS." There is an IC post here >>25159064 which is saying "this is BS"

And he ignores it. Anna coming to Heather and saying "im not gay lol" isn't railroading, ignoring popular opinion is.
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Rolled 36

>>25159442
I knew it was railroading the moment we weren't allowed to throw the planet into the sun.
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>>25159442
It's not railroading if he follows consensus and ignores samefaggotry, a characteristic of which you have plenty.
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>>25159418
She literally told us that she wasn't gay when we met her, she said that she was straight. She gave us a shot after we pushed it and romanced her, and it didn't work out.

Her cheating on us was an entirely different kettle of fish unrelated to her being straight.

>>25159453
>>25159442
>>25159409
>>25159403
>>25159392
>>25159381
>>25159369
>>25159337
Yeah, not this, it's fucktarded, just ignore them, they're butthurt.
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>>25159465
consensus is you stabbed use in the back with this plot twist
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>>25159465
We're not fucking black holing her Exa, stop taking the mad faggots seriously.
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>>25159465

don't do anything violent.
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>>25159468
How is that anything but typical 'I've never tried it with the other gender before' talk? Since then there's nothing, not even when we PLAYED as her. Not to mention how this shits on her entire storyline.
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Rolled 39

>>25159465
Throw her into the void!

Obtain raw cosmic essence powers!
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>>25159465
Consensus is that I no longer give a fuck.
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>>25159489
>>25159490
Pretty sure that is a given.

One of the few scenarios where the QM is allowed to take liberties.
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So many butthurt anons.

How come for nearly the entire quest there's like 10 people contributing but as soon as something bad happens 10 extra anons come out and start bitching?
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>>25159465
>Wait a second, let me figure out what consensus is.

That this quest is worse than Vale Quest.
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>>25159465
shoot self
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Rolled 73

>>25159465
We void queen nao. Kill them all.
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Eh. I don't really like it, and it does seem to be sort of out of nowhere, but I can understand it. It fits the character.
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>>25159532
A lot of people just lurk quests, when the quest is ticking over without any retardation, they don't bother posting.
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>>25159532
This happens *all* the time. Rolls, romance. Not just asspains.
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>>25159471
And the players calling out a plot point as bullshit is railroading how, exactly? We don't control the narrative other than one particular character. Railroading is forcing the players to do something regardless of what they actually want to do. Doing something that is and has always been outside of their control (IE, other characters' thoughts, opinions, and actions) is not railroading, because it was never within the players control. No matter how bullshit it may be.
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Rolled 36

>>25159465
We void queen nao. Kill them all.
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>>25159532
The answer is always samefagging.
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>>25159476
But there were two people spamming that idea and everyone else pointing out how stupid it was. Going with consensus isn't railroading.
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>>25159517
>>25159532

I just wish we could all have a nice time questing and get along.
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>>25159552
It really doesn't.
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>>25159532
Because lots of people don't mind the actions put forth by other anons and only bother replying/voting for special occasions?
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Rolled 92

>>25159465
Use technopathy to overload the station reactors.
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>>25159465
This is seriously the dumbest move I've seen in a quest, and that includes HPQuest's stupid raging (at least he was probably mad and not thinking straight).
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>>25159572
When it comes to waifus, people take it extremely seriously. Almost as if Anna just broke up with them personally.
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If Exa actually destroys his own quest by having Heather attack Anna it will be both retarded and hilarious in equal measure.
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>>25159576
And bitching about an npc not wanting to fuck us is a special occasion?
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>>25159562
You're still not understanding me at all. Everyone -wanted- to call Anna out on BS, and he didn't do that. You just described the exact railroading that happened and you're still denying it.
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>>25159594
Well, one gets invested in books, movies etc etc.

People have been following this story for months, is it really that surprising that they get angry when it gets shitty all of a sudden?
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>>25159590
That hyperbole. This is nowhere near HPQuest level.
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As an Annafag, I'm pretty disappointed.

But don't you think we're blowing it waaaay out of proportion?
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>>25159604
>And bitching about an npc not wanting to fuck us is a special occasion?
it's about crappy backstabbing plot twists
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>>25159590
I don't think he's actually serious.
I hope he isn't serious.
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>>25159604
Have you SEEN the romance shitstorms in this quest? I personally rarely post, maybe once or twice in a thread normally.
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>>25159607
I didn't want to.
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>>25159633
No
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>>25159562
I don't give a shit if Anna is gay bi or straight! Consensus was "this is BS" and Heather was accepting. There's not point in having a quest if player opinion is ignored.
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>>25159607
I'm not actually seeing any posts wanting to call her out. Maybe I just missed them in my scan. Link to them?
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Well I'm extremely disapointed it didn't work out Heather IS resilient enough to move on from this. As for the tweest.... well people are allowed to be not gay\bisexual.
its almost Summer time.
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>>25159632
>>25159637
HPQuest was dumber in that he actually insulted anons, but at least he did it because of massive frustration and petty anger at people not liking his quest. This was entirely unprovoked.
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>>25159633
If Exabyte doesn't get informed when he does something retarded, he'll never learn.
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>>25159633
nope, the seething rage at how exabyte is handling it is real. I could deal with this if he just handled it better then "i'm no gay"
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>>25159670
Funny how some posts are left out, huh? I've termed it strategic post ignorance. It let's everything go in the direction that's easiest to write.
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>>25159671
It's almost Void Queen time, you mean?
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>>25159669
It looked pretty surely like it was players bitching at OP, not heather bitching at anna.
If you have in character suggestions, make them in character.
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>>25159669
This. At the VERY least, having this revelation pop up after the Hound thing, and not after stringing along Annafags for 9/10ths of the quest, would have been the right choice. At this point it's just retarded.
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>>25159635
You seem to think exa is out to get the anna fags.
I don't see any backstabbing.
We knew it was an experiment for her when the relationship started.
She fucking told us she wasn't a lesbian.
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>>25159594
>>25159624
>>25159633

i get really invested in stories, quests (even some waifuing) but never enough to rage over the thread.

usually just feel bad about it and meanwhile try to contribute meaningfully.
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>>25159701
Funny thing was, Exabyte probably did it because he thought it would avoid drama.
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>>25159697
Still not seeing any links to said posts.
You can just click on them in quick reply and they come out like
>>25159697
this
>>25159697
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>>25159670
>>25159064
There's also >>25159669 to consider
Even if nobody made "this is BS" quotes, player consensus was pretty unaccepting.
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>>25159669
Consensus was "this is BS" OOC. There's no reason to start bitching at Anna because Exa doesn't want her to be a waifu.
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Rolled 92

I'd like to become an energy being, free of all mortal constraints.
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>>25159633
They are blowing it out of proportion. They're sperging out because the girl doesn't want to sleep with us.

There's a strange and wonderful place where people break up with you for odd reasons, or two people just aren't sexually compatible, it's called life.

>>25159669
No it wasn't. Most of the posts in response to >>25158932 were asking if they could still be friends and being supportive, not bitching at her.
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>>25159728
Which doesn't matter because the players don't control NPCs.
That's what the NP is. Non-player.
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>>25159708
>You seem to think exa is out to get the anna fags.
>I don't see any backstabbing.
>We knew it was an experiment for her when the relationship started.
>She fucking told us she wasn't a lesbian.
it's a backstab because of how fucking long this went on for.
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>>25159698
Mmm, that sexy subatomic dust.
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>>25159672
What was unprovoked? Something not going our way? I don't see him outright insulting anyone.
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>>25159752
About a week and one date in-character.
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>>25159752
This. Seriously, if we could've had a clean break with Anna after the Hound thing, then fine, we could've been on to other things.

Instead we had about 20 threads of "oh we can't flirt/do this/do that because Anna".
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>>25159762
threads, like 80% of the quest
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>>25159771
Except we did do those things. Hell, we even had casual sex during that span.
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>Here's a minor out of character bit.
Alright, let's talk, even at risk of derailing the thread even more.
Things are pretty simple. Namely there are Anna's issues, which she's had all quest. Specifically, issues with people and how they communicate. Due to the way she's been raised, Anna craves intimacy, and I'll give you guys a timeline.

After her father was taken, she was stuck with the doctor for a few years. Then she went to blackreach, and met hound. And ended up fucking him. That sated her craving for intimacy/love/whateverthehell, and then she moved on after he cheated on her.
Then she was on the station. Where the only male human was Damien, who she personally hated. On the other side, there was Heather, who worked to befriend her, make nice, and it was soon obvious to Anna that Heather was interested in her. She said that she wasn't gay, but then again, on a mostly subconscious level, and thought she had to to be accepted.
It was only a day and a week before she realized that she wasn't after all, and couldn't change herself.

I mean, if you guys truly want, I can retcon this entire bit and Anna's sexuality. I am writing this for you guys after all.

>>25159669
One post (>>25159064) does not consensus make.
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Get on with it Exabyte, it can't take you this long to write a quest-destroying post.
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>>25159777
Being rejected is a perfectly fine plot progression.
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Rolled 82

[✔] End of Quest
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>>25159710
I know the feeling. It hasn't gone the way I wanted, so I'm sad, but I can still enjoy the story.

Even if I really don't like this sudden twist, I'm not going to get mad over it.
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>>25159771
I enjoyed the break from fucking romance.
Then we had a completely unattached fling with a milf.

It was fine, stop your inane bitching.
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Rolled 26

>>25159788
The Democracy calls for annihilation and power gain!

Let it be written!
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>>25159788
Keep it as it is, the world shouldn't change around us just because we want to bang someone.

Stick to what happened and what makes a character who they are. Don't go shifting details because some people get butthurt that their waifu won't go full lesbian for them.
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>>25159788
nah, don't change it. I can live with a character not being into us. The butthurt people can too.
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>>25159788
Don't retcon for some loud and shitty players. That is my vote and I won't samefag.
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>>25159788
Don't change it.
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>>25159814
More like maybe two people, assuming there's only a *little* bit of samefagging, rather than a massive amount, in which case, it's just you.
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>>25159788
Any solution to the problem will cause a shitstorm. If you retcon it you'll have to come up with another one and cause another shitstorm. Just move on and get it out of the way.
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>>25159788
>I mean, if you guys truly want, I can retcon this entire bit and Anna's sexuality. I am writing this for you guys after all.

Well shit, it's a bit late for that now. It'll just seem tacky. Just have Heather drop dead of a serious brain hemorrhage or something.
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>>25159708
No-one's complaining about Anna fucking Heather over. Let's look at the facts: Quest starts, people are introduced, many of them are confirmed romantic partners, including Anna, by Exa himself. Things go along, Damien gets some loving, people like Sarvesh, Anna eventually gets into a relationship, then a day in-story later, Exabyte drops the Hound thing, which was barely telegraphed (her being into him still was ambiguous - it could EASILY be read as her feeling so betrayed by him, given her personality, that she couldn't stand seeing him), and there was no reason to think she'd even meed Hound given that she explicitly left, and we were given other plots to do, but it still happened. Exabyte at this point states that no other romancable character had a similarly big thing lined up in their romance, already making Annafags feel put-upon since some anons are constantly shitting on her now. Still things move on, go back to normal or just-about and people who like Anna calm down and are willing to forget the whole thing. And then this happens, with who other than Anna. At this point no character ruled out for romance has had any real traction (only Sarvesh And SUmmer has had some, and even Damien is theoretically open even if people don't seem to care). Are you REALLY surprised that people who want Anna feel fucked over, when they not only get hit with huge romance-ruiners twice while the other LIs have zero, but they also have to deal with literally getting turned down by the word of god when the quest is almost over?
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>>25159788
Okay, since it's actually coming to a vote - and I cannot fucking BELIEVE it has gotten bad enough to make you break narrative to say this, Exa - my vote is for picking up what little is left of our (the players') collective dignity and continuing on; Heather may well have rejection issues, but the plot is the plot and is not a pathetic attempt at railroading as some of you seem to think.
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>>25159788
>I am writing this for you guys after all.

Phahahahahaha.

Oh you.
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>>25159788
Do it!
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>>25159788
Don't retcon anything, that sets a precedent for bitching being effective. I don't like the direction this took, and honestly Anna should have brought up the "I'm not gay thing" during the first breakup talk, but retconning will make this five times worse. Don't do it bro.
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>>25159842
Seconding sudden unexpected death.
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>>25159788
It's fine Exabyte.
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>>25159842
>Just have Heather drop dead of a serious brain hemorrhage or something.
That's meant to be not tacky? That's an unbelievably shitty ending.
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>>25159788
Don't retcon shit. Especially not because people bitch about someone being a character instead of whoever they want them to be.
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>>25159788

I would have liked a loving relationship between Heather and Anna (still would) but we've come to far and a retcon just wouldn't feel right at this point.
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>>25159788
Can we retcon back to the point where we all thought Anna clearly didn't like Hound, and wasn't going to turn up for a surprise visit when she knew he'd be there?
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>>25159788
Don't retcon it, that would be dumb. Just try and think a little harder about what you do in future.

You should've ended this Anna situation 20 threads ago.
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>>25159788
keep it as it is; let them cry.

you did say that there was no chance for romance in the next quest right?
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>>25159788
I don't really like the way this went, but I'd like it even less if you retconned it.
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>>25159788
No sense retconning it, but honestly, it does seem like you've made it your mission in this quest to make the relationship "real", which translates as shitty and convoluted.
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Rolled 1

>>25159788
Well, now that you've actually given us the choice I have no fucking clue which way to go. While I would love to persue the Anna route, it kind of seems cheap.

Talk about decision paralysis. 1 for retcon, 2 for full steam ahead.

Furthermore, doesn't this whole thing even make you a little bit mad? The fact that you're having to offer a retcon, I mean. Is immunity to anger a required QM trait? If I were you right now, I would be rolling my eyes so hard right now that they'd fly into orbit.
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>>25159788
If we are going to vote I say : Move on and let Anna be. She made her point that she's not into girls. And Exa has his right as the QM to write the characters' personalities including their orientation.
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>>25159788
Change it, I guess. Or at least make sure there's no romance in whatever parts we've got left to do.
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>>25159788
whatever happens in the End this is the first thread that I'm down voting.
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>>25159788
>One post (>>25159064 (You)) does not consensus make.
While that is a fair point, my outlook is that the posts in a thread reflect how a character feels. Since everyone in here is mad, Heather should be mad, but that's just my outlook on quest consensus, you do have a fair point.
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>Alright. I mean, I did string you guys along for quite a long time, which is why I was willing to change continuity so drastically,

"We're still friends though, no matter what." You declare.
"I know." She said, and nodded.
"I'm not going to try to change you, and if I couldn't turn you gay, nothing will." You say. "Mind explaining the hound thing, at least?"
"...My therapist's saying that... Well... That I do things to try to be... accepted, or something. That I wasn't hugged enough as a kid or something. I think I just... I don't know. He just wanted to talk, and then we were drinking... It just moved on, and... I didn't want him angry at me."
She paused, and then opened her palms. Sparks shot from them.
"Wooo, fireworks." She said, and met your eyes, rather subdued. "... I'm sorry. For not understanding myself, for leading you on, for making promises, for breaking them."
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>>25159788
Retcon. This was a fucking awful idea. The storyline itself is horrendous, and is so frequent yet loathed by anyone even remotely interested in stories surrounding bi/gay characters that I'm surprised you'd think of it in the first place. Waiting this many threads before dropping it, especially after the Hound thing (which makes me think this wasn't some grand plan all along), just makes it far worse.
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>>25159788
Please change.
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>>25159924
>it does seem like you've made it your mission in this quest to make the relationship "real", which translates as shitty and convoluted.
New keyboard required.
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>>25159935
Great, done, can we go do something else?
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>>25159935
"Apology accepted. I guess. This whole situation's just kind of a letdown, you know?"
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>>25159788
I'm split on this, it just seems the reveal was a bit, well, bland. And leaving it for so long? We didn't really even find out about Viper and stuff like that, so [x] Change
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>>25159935
I'll forgive you. Eventually.
We can make up for hugs now.

Just don't expect the ice cream machine to serve you much for a while.
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>>25159970
nope, we're not done Yelling at Everything
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>>25159935
Hey Exa, there's a reason why people hate this kind of romantic storyline, maybe you should think about that next time. Who gives a shit about realism, this quest is as unrealistic as it gets anyway.
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Apology accepted. I think I need ice cream.
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>>25159935
And now the shitheap drags on.

Woo!
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>>25159935
"Okay, I'm going to go build things or something."

Time to go make another Exosuit.
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>>25159935
Pull her into a hug.

"Yup, you're kinda messed up. I forgive you, more or less, but you have a lot of stuff to work through.

Keep on seeing your shrink, and if you ever need to talk about something I'll be here for you. I won't even perv on you, perving on people who don't enjoy it isn't any fun."
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>>25159935

"*sniff* I need some comfort food... want to go try that fruit?"
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Best husbando (Sarvesh) wouldn't cheat on us with some douchey mercenary.
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>>25159935
"I forgive you."
"I'm gonna go eat a psychedelic fruit."
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>>25159935
uuugh
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>>25159935
So when you were all apologetic and diplomatic after the Hound shitstorm, you had this lined up all along? Wow, I can't decide whether that's more or less cruel to your readers than making this shit up in the past 10 threads.
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>>25159890
Basically this yeah
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>>25160021
That's because he's best husbando, we should visit him after this, he got hurt earlier today.
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>>25160009
>perving on people who don't enjoy it isn't any fun.
Tell that to Robin.

Oh god, I just realised, now that Robin has a relationship, she probably won't perv anymore, the end of a golden era.

Why does everyone on the station except Heather get good relationships?
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>>25159935
"Well.

Okay, thanks.

I'll... see you around, I guess."

Poker face until we're away from people.

1)Try not to cry
2)Cry a lot
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>>25160021
Here's a fun prospect: I'm going to samefag against any relationship shit in future, and there's nothing you can do to stop me.
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>>25160021
Indeed, let's go visit him and see how he's feeling after his injuries earlier.

I wonder, if we broke up with Anna several days ago, is it still rebound sex?
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>>25159935
whelp time to try and get back in with Damien, provided this doesn't piss him off
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>>25160032
We had a chance to do it 10 threads ago (not really I just dont want to bother looking which thread it was in that she wanted to talk.), we put it off.
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>>25160044
>Samefagging in a sea of samefags.
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>>25159935
EAT FRUIT
FLY OFF INTO SPACE
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>>25159935
Go lock ourselves in our workshop and get high on psychadelic alien fruit.
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>>25160044
Mind if I join you?
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>>25159788
Please change it.

This is shit.
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>>25160062
Yeah, that's so much better.
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>>25160062
I guess no-one expected Exabyte to let things go on that long for such an unsatisfying conclusion.
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>>25159788
I want to know what possessed you to do this.

Why let it drag on for this long? A lot of things were put on hold for Anna this and Anna that. You had to have known this would be the outcome?
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>>25160076
>>25160044
Just because your butt hurts doesn't mean you should be a faggot.
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>>25160053
It can't be because we already rebounded onto Luna. This is the second bounce.
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>>25160032
I think this was dreamt up in the thread before last, when there was a huge ass meta discussion about it.

Exa announced that he'd come up with some miracle way to fix it without invalidating the annafags and without putting it down to a vote. And I guess it did fix it, yeah. So why do I feel like I've been kneed in the dick?
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>>25160021
rather go back to damien
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>>25160107
As I said. There's nothing you can do to stop me.
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>>25160083
Waaaaaaaaaaaah
I don't like that it took so god damned long either, but given how much time has actually taken place, there'd be bitching about her figuring it out so quick if she told us half a day later.
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>>25160121
Exa can safely ignore about half the votes anytime it looks like a bunch of anons are against a relationship. Not sure if he actually will though.
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>>25160112
Because he just invalidated the Annafags in the exact way he wanted to avoid.

I'd honestly be less mad if he'd just took control and did as the character would have done.
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>>25160121
I don't need to. Because you announced your intent you have cast suspicion on all votes against it, and they will be forever disregarded as samefaggotry.
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>>25160112
Quests are about options. This locks out an option that a lot of people were invested it. I'm not into the waifuing thing, but I can understand why people are mad.
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>>25160141
"I don't think I'm ready for anything, and won't be for a long time, maybe years, it wouldn't be fair for you to wait for me."

That would've done it just fine.
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>>25160143
And that would be railroading!
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>>25159935
Why on EARTH would you drag it on this long? Surely the Hound thing, hell the fact that Anna was so popular in the first place, would have clued you in that maybe a development like this shouldn't wait until the quest is close to ending, and people have gotten attatched to the characters. Hell, the Hound twist actually made me like the Anna romance even more since it meant some actual consequences and difficulties that quests usually avoid completely in romance, and now that's all down the drain. And instead we have...Sarvesh and Summer, who got shafted from their storylines because people were focusing on romancing Anna. What?
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>>25160143
I'm going to samefag every Relationship ever, now what?
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>>25160147
No, they are about choices.
We chose the romantic tragedy option.
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>>25160158
That would have been a decent way to resolve it.

You should run your own quest thread.
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>>25160158
>Implying that wouldn't set off the exact same amount of bitching.
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>>25160158
I'd still be buttmad I admit (still the 'stringing us along' and 'wasting all opportunity to get invested in other LIs' issues), but I'd DEFINITELY have taken it better.
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>>25160163
>Sarvesh and Summer,
Damien is still a better choice then either of those loonies
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>>25160166
I'm going to samefag both sides of every decision that happens in every quest on /tg/ for the rest of eternity, now what?
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>>25160175
More so, actually, since there would still be people trying to make Heather actually wait that long (Not that the quest is going on that far)
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>>25160186
Sarvesh is best husbando.
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>>25160158
Admittedly, if this is what came up, I would have been disappointed, perhaps angry, but would've accepted it. Probably.
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>>25160190
jokes on you, I already do that
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>Summer is the next best thing. All those wonderful issues to resolve.
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>>25160186
Damien is boring as fuck, and has had no traction whatsoever. Even when Heather was actually having sex with him, people barely gave him any attention as a long-term LI.
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>>25160186
Damien and Heather are bad match, though. I love Damien as a character, but his deadpan personality doesn't couple well with Heather's.
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>>25160201
Damien is better and there's nothing that you can do about it
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>>25160158
Would have worked better.

>>25160163
Sums it up. All the time spent developing Anna as a character is not so much the issue here, but the fact that we spent all that time on her when she was never actually an option, thus negating the remaining romance options, is definitely an issue.
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>>25160210
>Implying we won't spend the rest of the quest driving away all our friends by bouncing from one to the next in clumsy attempts for intimacy.

We Anna now.
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>>25160216
Well fuck you, I think it does, and we're going to have ten threads of arguing over it.

Because that's fun, right?
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>>25160210
>Summer
>Not crabcake
Pleb tier.
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>>25160223
Sarvesh is superior husbando, motherfucking crabcake.
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550 posts. Oh good golly Christ.
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>>25160235
Sarv is about 50 types of pocket spaghetti, and summer is Insane
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Fuck, I've had an awful week and as an Anna-fag this sure was an awful way to cap it off. Hopefully the quests I'm following during the weekend will go better.
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>Arguing over best of Summer, Sarvesh or Damien.

Good to see that people have moved back to what they know.

For the love of god Exa, let Heather have a happy relationship with one of those three and be done with it, I don't want to go through this shit again.
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>>25160249
This is nothing. The Hound thread had almost 1000, and I'm pretty sure there's been one or two threads (In other Exaquests) that went past 1000
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Retcon it so that it's heather saying she's not gay.

Joking of course.
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>>25160257
Lamia Quest has yet to disappoint.

I hope I didn't jinx it.
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>>25160032
>>25160163
>My pacing's been fucked up all quest. I fucked up by stringing you all along this entire time. The moment I decided that the relationships should be an organic thing, I was blind to the idea of choosing and sticking to one character the way you did Anna. I didn't see exactly how much of an issue it would be.
>I'm sorry. I most definitely won't do something like this again.

"I'll forgive you." You say. "Eventually."
You gave her another hug, and got to your feet.
"Just don't expect the ice cream machine to serve you much for a while."
"... Alright." She said, quietly.

You get to your feet, and walk out of the room, and quickly make your way back to Surya, where Omnissiah was, and took a big bite out of the fruit.
Nothing happened immediately.
"... Hello." Omnissiah said, after a moment.
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>>25160249
The last several threads have gone to that sort of number. Only they had actual content instead of shitstorms.
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>>25160235
I'll fucking cut you.
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>>25160262
We're not really arguing. Yet. Hopefully we can cool things down to SorQ levels (The most polite waifu war ever.) before we actually get into it.
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>>25160270
next thread we lose Tricia to Comedy and Peace.
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>>25160270
Tricia: "Sorry Ssen, I just realised I'm not gay."
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>>25160280
"let's fuck, omni."

THE ONLY TRUE RELATIONSHIP HURR
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>>25160235
crabcakes are crappy
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>>25160280
"Sup, Omni?"
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>>25160280
"Hey Omni, how you doing?

Hard to think that we actually won this one, the VQ is dealt with, all that's left is ArmaTek and honestly without Delta I'm not very scared of them."
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>>25160280
"Hey Omni, I hope you don't mind, I just had a very depressing conversation, so I'm going to sit here and eat hallucinogenic alien fruit until I start seeing fun colours."
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>>25160280
>so your failing was in letting the players believe that they could still 'lock in' a choice?

>>25160280
"I'm grumpy."
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>>25160298
>"let's fuck, omni."
>THE ONLY TRUE RELATIONSHIP HURR
>not into incest.
Because it technically is now.
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>>25160280
"Hello Warlord Omni. How are you doing?"
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>>25160280
"Hey Omni."
"Thank you, by the way, without you I don't think we'd all be here today."
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Rolled 9

>>25160280
[x] Kill Omni and gain his power
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>>25160262
It'll just feel so hollow to me. Relationships without big relationship-drama can certainly work, but mostly as a complement to the main story. At this point, the other LIs have had no time to establish and progress their relationships with Heather, and so much of the story is already done.
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>>25160280

"What do you plan on doing with the remaining Demiurg? mr. warlord"

>maybe try it a little differently when the time comes around.
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>>25160333
We still possibly have Omega to deal with.
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>>25160300
Crabcake is buff, hot, devoted, protective, generous, kind, and we can ride on top of him.

This isn't even mentioning the sex and the fact that he's an amazing chef. Obviously best husbando.
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>>25160343
follow up on this. "Do you think giving them my version of empathy would help them?"
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For the benefit of people who like to make conjecture about the IRC, it hasn't actually been talking about the quest itself for quite some time now. The current topic seems to be neckbeards, and before that, it was alcohol and horrible liver damage taking a shot every time Exa drops his trip.
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>>25160280
The best was to salvage this is to make Anna not gay. Don't retcon anything, but just have this another "emotional phase" for her, where she thinks she's not gay because she can't feel any attraction over he overpowering feelings of guilt. That way all the time spent on her isn't wasted.

Just a suggestion. I'm not even mad.
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>>25160280
Well, I'll be fervently voting against any relationships in this quest and any other you run at least. After NFC and Sorc I didn't think you could fuck them up this bad but I don't see the point in investing so much time in the quests on them after this.
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>>25160345
and Jabberwocky/Lin related stuff, and the possibility that we might not have dealt with the possibility of Alex going full Pariah evil in the future.

I hope Exabyte isn't just going to sweep all this stuff under the rug to finish the quest sooner.
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>>25160349
Summer can make all us harems at will.
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>>25160350
Probably just be cruel due to their method of sexings.
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>>25160367
You can Science! that sorta thing away.
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>>25160321
It kind of was his failing, yeah. The Anna option was in, and then it was shook up a little and a shitstorm bubbled up, but then it was pretty much in again, and now he's decided to erase all that progress.

If nothing else, I hope you learn from this Exabyte. Don't give the illusion of choice, keep it up for 80 threads, and then open the curtain.
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>>25160333
Summer has had a fair amount of time, with Winter and such.
Sarvesh has his family.
Damien's a superhero, and his sisters keep getting drawn in.

If anything, Anna is only slightly above them, in terms of posts used on backstory, discounting our actual romancing of her, that is.
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>>25160280
eat the fruit, seeds and all.

no one will know the joy of the fruit, but us.
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>>25160349
>Crabcake is buff, hot, devoted, protective, generous, kind, and we can ride on top of him.
none of that is any different than Damien. Damien can also Sing and give perfect massages
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>>25160280
Do they have cocaine in the future? Let's get some of that and start doing lines.

Drug Addict Character, that's new, fresh, exciting! Huzzah, it'll be a great thing to write!
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>>25160394
Crabcake has two sets of arms that can probably do crazygood massages.
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>>25160280
"...Hi, Omni.

Sorry if I'm not riveting conversation material right now."

Cry a lot.
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>>25160333
To be honest, I can see Heather wanting a relationship with zero relationship-drama right now.

and all the other LI have been well developed over the quest, so it's not like it would be completely baseless.
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>>25160349
faggoottt
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>>25160386
>The Anna option was in
No. It wasn't.
That was the failing, letting you ever believe that you could 'lock in' a choice and have it work out just because you locked it in.
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>>25160394
Ahem, 2 foot long prehensile cock.

Also, we can't really ride on top of Damien that easily, and we definitely don't have enough room to tinker with things while sitting on him.

Damien isn't a master chef.

I think Sarvesh could pick up massages and he can princess carry us easily.
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>>25160406
>Crabcake has two sets of arms that can probably do crazygood massages.
one set is claws, the other set is weaker then humans, and he can't see the future there by knowing exactly where to massage for optimum effect.
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>>25160388
The romance is what I'm referring to. All of them have had some story-time, but none of them have progressed their relationship with Heather at all, and I'm really disappointed that if this Anna thing had to happen, it didn't do so around thread 50 so there was time to get invested in another romance.
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>>25160321
>Yep, pretty much. From that time I said that locking in wasn't going to be a 'thing', I tried to stay neutral to everyone's opinions.

>>25160357
>Don't worry. My next one won't have any waifuing at all, and after that I'll be doing a sequel to Vale Quest, where the waifu was already chosen.

"Hey, Omni." You say. "I hope you don't mind. I just had a very depressing conversation, so I'm just going to sit here and ear hallucinagenic alien fruit until I start seeing fun colors."
"I see." He said.
"Hard to think that we actually won this one." You say, and take another bite. "The VQ is dealt with, all that's left is ArmaTek and honestly without Delta I'm not very scared of them."
"They still have plenty of supplies that Delta has made." Omnissiah said.
You nod, and sigh, rubbing your hands across your face. Your palms and cheeks started to tingle. "What do you plan on doing with the remaining Demiurg? Mr. Warlord?"
"I have a few options in front of me." Omnissiah said. "I could leave them there, to reproduce and split into squads and warlords once more. Or I could have them all killed. Or perhaps see if there's a way to teach them to reproduce through science. Perhaps surgery."
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>>25160414
>and all the other LI have been well developed over the quest, so it's not like it would be completely baseless.
That's the thing, they've had plenty of development, but they don't feel like LIs anymore to me. I was voting for Damien at first, but it wouldn't feel right anymore now that Anna's taste in personality have been established.
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>>25160418
Perhaps, but pulling the rug out from under our feet when we believe that something is locked in is not really fair either.
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>>25160432
>Ahem, 2 foot long prehensile cock.
that's actually a downside as bigger isn't better after a certain point.
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>>25160439
"As long as they aren't still planning the conquest and destruction of all other sentient life, I will leave that decision up to you."
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>>25160439
"I'd go for the latter option, see if you can teach them goodness and kindness, empathy perhaps, give them an opportunity to reproduce without violence.

Maybe they can come back one day in peace instead of in violence."
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>>25160439
would giving them all an improved sense of empathy help?
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>>25160438
I can feel that. There might be another 30ish threads in this one, though. There might be a chance.
And as much as it hurts, I would argue that a failed romantic plot is still a concluded romantic plot. Even if the conclusion wasn't what we wanted.
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>>25160439
"How about you govern them? Be their only Warlord. Watch over them not to do anything stupid while breeding."
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>>25160432
he is literally a horrible being

why would you ever want to fuck an alien
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A way I can see this resolving is to have an ooc vote about which LI to go for, then Exa having that LI (And that LI only) show more interest in Heather.
But that won't work because we can't have an ooc vote without a million samefag votes.
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>>25160464
>Prehensile
It can fold over itself and do all kinds of interesting things. Didn't you read the smut?
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>>25160483
You're damn right it won't.

I'll samefag Sarvesh to hell and back.
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>>25160414
Yeah, Heather would love to have a zero-drama relationship. I sure as fuck don't give a shit about reading it though. As mentioned, drama-free relationships can work in a story, but generally by letting other parts handle the drama, and giving you time to get invested in the romance, and as far as I see it Exa's options is either rush it entirely while dealing with ArmaTek, or spend the next howevermany quests being as aimless as the end of Sorc Quest with little going on other than character interaction. Personally I'm hoping for no more romance and the plot rounded up in the next few threads, as I was by far most invested in Anna and don't really give a shit at this point.
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>>25160439
Talk to Theta, he can probably fix them.
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>>25160481
Because this isn't 40k and we don't have to hate the xeno.
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>>25160464
Yeah, but prehensile means an awful lot, he can do things that Damien can only dream of. It can wriggle, move, and do oh so many wonderful things.

>>25160481
Because the xeno is a buff hot alien crab dude.
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>>25160439
I never read Vale Quest as literally nothing about the premise or first thread interested me (especially the generic as fuck MC, good lord) so I'll be skipping that one at least.
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>>25160439

"is there anything we can do to make them less inclined to constant fighting? maybe some sort of transgenes treatment?"
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Well, I'll be tipping my vote towards no relationships at all.

Sleeping around, sure, but no relationships.
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>>25160504
but the centaurs are legitimately horrifying

the nagala, yeah, they're alright because they transgene, but fuck. cmon man. sarvesh is pure repulsion
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>>25160511
The first thread was a major fuck up on Exabyte's part and he admitted that. It gets better.
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>>25160511
It got better.
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>>25160490
doesn't matter what non-canon smut is written, it's still non-canon
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>>25160527
It get's better is code word for falling to the level of this thread.
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>>25160511
Exabyte himself proclaimed Vale Quest his worst quest ever, I really don't understand the desire for a sequel. I'll probably be skipping that one too, I just couldn't get invested in VQ before, I dropped in and out before quitting it entirely about halfway through.
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>>25160524
Humanoid torso located on a crablike frame. Not that horrifying.
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>>25160524
I was cool with Sarvesh until we got the drawing/3d of him, and I saw his face.
And I was repulsed.
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>>25160544
No, really, it is horrifying.
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>>25160539
Only in a few threads.
>>25160543
Then you missed most of the "It gets better" parts.
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>>25160510
>buff hot alien crab dude.
not if the pic we have of him is anything to go by. buff I can grant you but not hot
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>>25160554
Why would I care if it gets better whn I have no interest in reading it? Just do NFC again, or maybe Sorc.
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"I'd go for the latter option." You say. "See if you can teach them goodness and kindeness. Empathy, perhaps, and give them an opportunity to reproduce without violence."
"There are few enough in number that they could be theoretically transgened to reproduce as hermaphrodites. Perhaps even with different instincts." Omnissiah said. "I will have to learn geneweaving. The costs would be incredible, though."

You took another bite of the fruit, and it was mostly gone. Your forehead tingled a bit, and then Devourer crawled out of your shirt.
"I could help as well." He said, swelling and pulsing. Your vision went strange, almost as if you were looking through a lense.
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>>25160546
It's the eyes and head shape, I think. It's right at the edge of the uncanny valley.
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>>25160579
Hey Devourer.
I'm going to stare at you for a while.

You should be soft and fluffy.
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Rolled 9

>>25160579
"Cocaine! I want cocaine!"

Rolling to manifest cocaine. or more fruits.
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>>25160579
"Devourer, did you know you look all lensy?"
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>>25160579

"sounds good... okay, this fruit is starting to do something now."

save the seeds, might be fun to grow our own trippin'pears
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>>25160579
420 blaze it
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>>25160579
Get Devourer to turn into Anna, and then fuck him.
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>>25160579
"This. Is the best fruit. Ever. Of all time."
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>>25160579
"Woo, hallucinogens are kicking in, I think.

Omni, that sounds like a great idea, money isn't really that much of a problem considering how we can Manifest pretty much anything you need either through Summer or Delta.

Devi, if you want to help out Omni feel free, I think the two of you could do a lot of good stuff together.

My little kids, they grow up so fast."

I think we ought to drop by and visit Sarvesh, we need food.
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>>25160546
I've never been interested in Sarvesh/Summer/Jilly as a romance option really, not human enough for me - too bad given recent developments. At least I can be confident that I am indeed not a furry. Since I also find Damien pretty boring and Alex unlikeable I kinda landed on the Anna train by method of elimination more than anything else (I didn't actually like her as a LI that much until after the Hound thing).
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>>25160579
"Alright, now we're getting somewhere!

Anymore of that fruit around? I really need to just, like, stop thinking for a few hours."
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>>25160643
I THINK WE OUGHT TO DROP BY AND VISIT DAMIEN.
BECAUSE WE NEED FOOD?
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>>25160579
yes but you're an inventor omni, and use mine if you think you need it...but ask me later because the world has gone all fisheye'd...
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>>25160659
DAMIEN DOESN'T COOK!
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>>25160579
"Omni, lets blow up a star together."
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>>25160646
Choosing an alien doesn't make you a furry.
Choosing an anthromorphic dog would, but that isn't an option unless Max suddenly decides he wants some wacky transgenes.
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>>25160669
No dude I am pretty sure it makes you a furry.
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>>25160579
Get Devourer to make us more fruit.

Gotta get high
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>>25160579
"I don't think asking my advice is the smartest idea right now, because with any luck my logical functions are about to become impaired.

Any more of that fruit around? It was good."
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>>25160678
Not really. None of them have fur, for one thing. Furries are people who want to fuck anthromorphic animals. Non-humans aren't anthromorphic animals.
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>>25160663
SO? HE'S GOT STASHES EVERYWHERE
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>Get dumped
>Trip balls

Seems reasonable.
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"... Hey, Devourer." You say. "Did you know you look all lensy?"
"... No?"
"I'm going to stare at you for a while. You should be soft and fluffy."
Devourer deliberated for a moment, and then became a puppy.
"This... is the best fruit. Ever. of all time."
You set the seeds aside, and take your last bite of the fruit. Everything swam, more, and you grinned. "Wow, hallucinagens are kicking in, I think. Omni, that sounds like a great idea. Money isn't really that much of a problem considering how we can Manifest pretty much anything you need either through Summer or Delta."
You smoosh Devourer's head, and his fluff promptly grew teeth and started nibbling on your hand. You stared at it, and when you blinked, it was normal.
"Alright! Now we're getting somewhere! Devi, if you want to help Omni feel free, I think the two of you could do a lot of good stuff together."

And then, not quite sure where you're going, you turn around, and leave Surya, making way for the cafeteria. There you were, vision blurry, and you saw only one person there.

You weren't sure who they were. They kept... changing. "Hey." Damien said, before his face was quite suddenly replaced with Summer's human manifestation, who grinned at you, and then turned into Sarvesh.
"What's up?" Sarvesh asked. "Want something?"
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>>25160707
That's candy, not food.
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>>25160705
No dude its furry.

im sorry if im fursecuting u, but its true. please leave the building.
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I think our only interesting option left for romance is Isaac. I mean, we know next to nothing about him, but that just gives us a clean slate and he can't possibly be as bland as every other option, could he? Unless of course >>25160355 happens, but I'm not holding my breath.
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>>25160707
We should make stashes of hallucinofruit.

Heather should just walk around high as a kite for the rest of her life. It saves her having to go through any painful emotional bullshit.
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>>25160713
"I WANT THE WORLD."
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>>25160713
I ate strange hallucinogens! Can I have some ice cream?
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>>25160713
"Foooooood."
We should go on a vision quest.
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>>25160705
>Zoophilia isn't as bad as being Furry.
Only you, /tg/. Only you.
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>>25160714
you say that like we care
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>>25160713
Get up and walk off.
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>>25160713
wheeee, you keep changing, oh whats this ? oh itth my thoung...that was good fruit that the aliens gave us.......FEED ME
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>>25160713

"I am, uh, pretty high on alien fruit right now... are you Damien, Summer or Sarvesh?"
"why am I in the cafeteria?"
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>>25160713
"Stop changing. Go back to Summer. Or Sarvesh. Heh crabcake. ...muscles." Giggle
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>>25160713
"More fruit. Tripping balls.

Don't really want to think about anything right now."
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>>25160713
"Woah, okay Damisummervesh, I'm going to need some food. What goes with weird alien drug fruit?"
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>>25160725
Well on one hand you make a good point re: blandness of romance, on the other he's barely a character. Fuck, I only just realized how much time was wasted on stupid romance interactions in this quest, there are like 2 characters I actually like (Sarvesh, Robin, liked Anna before this thread) while NFC and Sorc I liked almost the entire main cast - the LI dudes in Sorc were pretty boring since they were introduced too late and we kinda bland, but the rest of the casts were great (and I never read Vale). But I really don't give enough of a shit about the characters in PQ now that the VQ is dead and the only developed romance is gone to be enthusiastic about reading.
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>>25160713
"I want food, food and hugs.

I'm high on alien world fruit, are you Sarvesh? Can I ride on you while eating?!

Mmm, crabcake."
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>>25160713
"I require more of that whacky fruit, you shapeshifting... guy? girl? person.

Point is, more fruit."
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>>25160713
"I think I'm on some for of vision quest."
"I need tacos."

Get it?[/spoilers]
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>>25160713
"Minor psychoactive effects, he said. Putting it into storage, he said. Look how that turned out?" Giggle
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>>25160740
It's different. Doesn't matter whether it's better or worse, he was using the wrong word.
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"I want the world." You say.

Sarvesh blinked. Then grinned, with pearly white teeth.
"Sure! Which one?" He asked, and got to his feet.
You rubbed your cheeks again.
"I ate strange hallucinogens! Can I have some ice cream?"
"Right." He said, and soon enough, you had some ice cream, shaped like small planets. This scoop was a gas giant, this one was the planet earth, this one was Heaven's Jewel...
"Minor psychoactive effects, he said." You say. "Putting it into storage, he said. Look how that turned out?" You giggle. "I need tacos."
"That's weird." He said, and continued talking for a while. It just became droning, babbling, and he gave you a taco. One that you swore smelled like peanutbutter.
"Are you Sarvesh?" You ask. "Can I ride on you while eating?!"
"...Sure, you can ride on me." He said, and he was Sarvesh once again. You found yourself climbing up on his back, and sat there, leaning on his torso. "I was just heading to the rec room." He said. "The Rhos are there, I think. I was going to play with them. Want to come with?"
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>>25160713
"Wow, that fruit is crazy. I can't even tell who you are."
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>>25160759
damien is the best choice
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>>25160826
Yess!! I want to watch cute girls doing cute things.

Make sure I don't speak too much.
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>>25160826
"I, uh, I don't know? Who are you again? Ahhhh, I don't feel like moving anyway."
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>>25160826
"Summer! Summer! I know you're hiding! Make me some...narcotics."
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>>25160826
"They're not Rhos. Who are you? Are you ArmaTek? You're ArmaTek, aren't you? Calling Robin and Rose Rhos."
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>>25160826
"Yes, yes I do. So what's it like being Sarvesh and occasionally Damien and sometimes Summer?"
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>>25160826

"yes! help me remember to make a recabulator for Delta when i 'sober' up"

wouldn't want to piss him off now would we?
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>>25160835
at least he doesn't like like this.
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>>25160826
"I'd love to. And it's Robin and Rose.

You're the best Sarvesh, assuming you are Sarvesh and not some fiction of my imagination. Thanks for always taking care of me."

Give him a hug and try to grope him through his carapace. Then eat that taco, it'll be the best taco ever.
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>>25160826
"I will consume you all in a never-ending singularity. I will expand it until it encompasses all of existence."
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>>25160826
"Depends. Is there more fruit there?

Let's go."
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>>25160858
What the fucking fuck is this? Abe from Abe's Odyssey? But dumbfuck retarded?

Sarvesh status: FUCKING DROPPED.
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>>25160852
Wouldn't put this behind Exabutts shamalaying, so this
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>>25160826
"Yay, onwards to fun!"
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>>25160826
"Summer, can you make more of this fruit?

Because I am a huge fan of this fruit.

I mean, I really can't emphasise how much I love this damn fruit. It's good fruit! The best fruit, even."
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>>25160852
I was going to say "Rhos" was a decent name to refer to both of them but can you even hear a difference between "Rhos" and "Rose"? Nope, it's confusing and shitty.
I think it's Jabberwocky.
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>>25160880
On second thought, I demand a retcon the the centaurs, to make them all more attractive and less like bags of shit.
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>>25160852
This is funny, so this.
Don't actually move to stop or attack whoever this is, of course, but be extra serious about the accusation.
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The horror
This gif represents my feelings for Sarvesh, and how you've ruined them.
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>>25160909
Rose and Rhos being homophones seems like the kind of stupid "realization" that would blow your mind while off your ass on inebriating spacefruit.
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>>25160918
It's non-canon.
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>>25160880
>>25160918
How have you not seen that or the other pic before? Exa's posted them a couple of times.
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It's Jabberwocky.
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>>25160858
When I saw him as having a zoidberg face it was so much nicer.
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>>25160941
Oh thank you based Anon.
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>>25160941
[spoilers]exabyte posted that pick first[/spoilers]
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>>25160826
[X]Disregard People, Obtain Fruit.
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>>25160955
Exabyte is not renowned for his artistic skills. Expecting him to be able to draw a character just because he can write about them is silly.
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>That was fanart. It's technically noncanon, and his head is shaped a little differently.

"They're not Rhos. Who are you? Are you ArmaTek? You're ArmaTek, aren't you? Calling Robin and Rose Rhos."
"... I'm not ArmaTek, don't worry." He said. "They invited me. And Robin could totally disintegrate me even if I were Armatek, anyway. They want to play videogames."
"Yess! I want to watch cute girls doing cute things!" You say. "Help me remember to make a recabulator for Delta when I sober up."
"I will." He said, and started to walk.
"So what's it like being Sarvesh and occasionally Damien and sometimes Summer?"
"... I'm none of those three." Sarvesh said.
You blinked at him. And shook your head.
"Summer, can you make more of this fruit? Because I am a huge fan of this fruit. I mean, I can't really emphasize how much I love this damn fruit."
"I can't manifest any fruit, sorry."

Soon enough, you were in the recreational room, and there was Robin and Rho, pillow fighting. In pajamas.
"... That's not actually a hallucination." Your mount said. "They're actually doing that."

"Hi!" Rho said, grinning up at you, while Robin hid behind her younger twin.
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>>25160826
"So who are you, actually?"
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>>25160977
"uncle heather is here to...play...some games."
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>>25160977
"Yes. This is the best hallucination. Ever. Of all time. Thanks for the lift to dreamlands, crabcake."
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>>25160977
"Hi! Who is this person right here? I can't seem to tell. Whee hallucinogens!"
Point at mount
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>>25160977

"Hiya! Sarvesh says you're not a hallucination!"
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>>25160977
"That made my day a little better."
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>>25160977
"Robin, who am I sitting on? They claim to not be Sarvesh or Summer or Damien, which is silly, because they are clearly all three, I need answers!"
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>>25160977
"Hello! Are you real? This guy says he's real, but he might be a lying hallucination.

I need pajamas so I can hit the two of you with pillows.

Who am I riding on? He says he's not Sarvesh. Is he a hallucination? I'm completely high on alien fruit."
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>>25160977
"So, who is this person?

Do you have any fruit?

The colours."
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>>25160977
"Hi! Congratulations on not being a hallucination!"
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>>25160977
Hello! I'm here with... Someone!

I heard you are having a party, may I join in?
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>>25160977
"Yay, hot twin pillow fights make even the lousiest day better! I would ask to join in, but I am enjoying too many colours right now to stand up straight."
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>>25160977
"Oh, are you Jilly? Oh, oh Robin. Robin. That reminds me. Luna. Has tongues. Lots of them."
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Rolled 99

>>25161009
"Oh wait I can figuuure out uehehehehehe" Rolling for knowledge
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>>25160977
"Questions.

1) Are you guys real?
2) Who is this?
And 3) Where does a gal have to do around here to get some more of that fruit
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>>25161040
What are you doing Knowledge.
Go home, you're drunk
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>>25161040
I'm not sure how thats going to work.
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>>25160977
>>That was fanart. It's technically noncanon, and his head is shaped a little differently.
the fact remains that you are the one that posted that piece when asked what Sarvesh looked like
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>>25161040
Oh god Knowledge while high. I don't even.
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Rolled 3

>>25161040
yes more knowledge, and maybe self Awakening
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Rolled 2

>>25160977
Manifest hallucinofruit.

Piles and piles of it.

"Everyone has gotta try this fruit. I mean seriously, this goddamn fruit, people."
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>>25160977
"..... can I join?"
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>It's mostly the head that's inaccurate. This is what I threw together, pic related.

"Uncle heather is here to... play... some games." You say.
"She's also on something. I think it's a fruit. Apparently hallucinagenic." Sarvesh said. "She thinks I'm Sarvesh right now."
"Yeah, I saw the aliens give her one." Rose said.
"Hi!" You say, and point at your mount. "Who is this person right here? I can't seem to tell. Whee, hallucinogens!"
"It's Isaac." Robin said, quietly.
There was a blur- And then you realized you were sitting up on Isaac's shoulders, held up by telekinesis.
"I have questions." You say. "Where does a gal have to do around here to get some more of that fruit?"
"Grow it?" Isaac asked, setting you down.
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>>25161076
>>25161079
definitely try to knowledge
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>>25161089

"that sound crazy enough to work."
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>>25161089
"But that takes sooooooo loooooong to happen."
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>>25161089
I will!

You're awesome Isaac. We don't hang out enough.

Wait a second, Rose wasn't there. I have you backwards! Good thing too, I was ogling the wrong one.
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>>25161089
"...Grow it? Damn it Isaac, I need plans that will work, enough of your crazy theories!"
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Rolled 2

>>25161089
I wonder if we can "Awaken" Rose's power
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>>25161089
"Good idea! Turn into Theta and grow the seeds for me."
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>>25161089
"I think I'm gonna go get somebody who can fasten up growth of organics...."
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Rolled 3

>>25161089
"That's smart. Sarvesh you're smart, like Isaac... Newton."
Rolling for Biokenisis on the seeds in our room.
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>>25161089
"Oh, there you are. Wait, so you told me that we were going to see the Rhos, so I knew that they were going to be Rhos so I saw that they were Rhos, but I didn't know who was going to be in the kitchen so you were everybody until you told me who you were? Spacefruit is crazy."
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>>25161089
"I will. I'll grow gardens of them, orchards of them.

So that's why the taco wasn't sublime enough. Learn to cook Issac, I expected better of you since you pretended to be Sarvesh."

Pick up a pillow and wing it at Robin.
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>>25161149
>Rolling for Biokenisis
It never ends well.
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>>25161156
>Spacefruit is crazy
Spacefruit is drunk and should go home. And bring its friends. So I could eat them. And feel the best colours."
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>>25161089
"But that could take, like, minutes. Or decades. I dunno.

Either way, it's too long. Things aren't fun until everyone has tried this fruit. *Everyone*."
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>>25161149
Can't biokinesis because Devvy-chan
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>>25161149
No, let's not.
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Rolled 85

>>25161089
how do i telekinesis isaac
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>>25161176
Seeing what Devourer is now, I think it ends well. It just takes a while to end.
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"But that takes soooooo loooooong to happen." You say. "You're awesome Isaac. We don't hang enough."
"No, we don't." He said, and chuckled.
"So that's why the taco wasn't sublime enough." You say. "You need to learn to cook, Isaac. I expected better of you since you pretended to be Sarvesh."
"... I told you that I didn't know how to make tacos, so I'd make you a sandwich." He said. "It had peanutbutter. And fruit jelly."

"Wait a second." You say, and squint at both Rhos. "Rose wasn't there. I have you backwards! Good thing, too. I was oogling the wrong one."
Robin- No, Rose- hid more behind Robin, and Robin just started giggling. "Heather, it might be best if you laid down. Or something."
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>>25161182
>Spacefruit is drunk and should go home
DEAR GOD. Spacefruit Juice as a mixer.
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>>25161191
We have never tried to biokinesis after making Devi.
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>>25161089
"Your king demands more space fruit!

And I think if her majesty attempts to walk, she is going to fall over. Robin, Rose, Isaac, help me find fruit!"
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>>25161089
<Dad, hey Dad. Why didn't you tell me about this kliktik fruit? It's amazing!>
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Rolled 99

>>25161211
"NO. YOU WILL BE THE ONES TO LAY DOWN."

re-orient the gravity in the room so theyre the ones laying down.
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>>25161211
"B-but I don't wanna..."
Pout as hard as we can without aiming..
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>>25161211
"No, if I lie down I will start thinking about lousy things again, right now I am enjoying colours and pillow fights and peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches!"
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>>25161211
"No can do, loli.

People to see, rules of physics to break, fruit to devour."
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Rolled 83

>>25161212
>. Spacefruit Juice as a mixer.
>implying that the fruit isn't the main ingredient of Swamp brew
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>>25161211
"But how am I supposed to play videogames if I'm not cuuuuuudliiiiiiing"
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>>25161211
"I declare that I shall lie down here, and you shall all make me comfortable."
"There will be rewards!"

Maybe we can send their personacoms all of our research material?

Do a technopathy ping and see what's around that we can play with.
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>>25161230
Yes, this.
Also send a message to Delta that we'll make his decabulator when the effects of this hallucinogen wear off.
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>>25161211
"Never. I must find Sarvesh, I shall nap on him and be carried wherever I need to go while he cooks for me.

I needed tacos and I didn't get a taco, you have no idea how sad that was."

Pout at Issac until he admits that it was cruel to give us a PBJ instead of a taco.
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>>25161211

"I might just do that." attempt to seat our behind comfortably on a soft seating.
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>>25161211
"If I lie down, then I'll just need to think, and then I'll feel terrible again.

No no, no, no. What I really need is more magic space fruit."
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>>25161211
"Never, this is happy fruit time, not sad lying down crying time!"
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>>25161211
"Maybe I should lay up. Lay up in the play up and pillow fight!"
TK all of the pillows at once.
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>>25161211
"But it was a Taco. A weird taco. Silly crabsaac."
"But, but, I want my lolis" Pout
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>>25161211
"Let's get Theta to turn us all into oppai loli's"
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>>25161260
we're soo smashed that we can't tell PBJ from tacos I don't think it matters
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>>25161253
>"Delta

>afsd recabulator bnnfghhf qertreyyty magic space fruit

>lookin forward to it."
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>>25161292
It was still cruel, we wanted tacos and he deceived us, he tried to pull one over on us.
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>>25161211
"No lying down, lying down will make me sad again."
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this is going to have very bad consequences when we sober up, won't it?
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>>25161300
Denied the tacos we desire once again.

Heather's life is an unending cycle.
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>>25161303
Who cares?
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>>25161307
That's why we must find the true Sarvesh, he is the only one who can break the cycle of not having tacos by making us tacos.
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>>25161211
If I can't pillow fight for the gropes of a single loli, then how do you expect me to grope for the whole universe?! There is no place in this 'verse for that kind of doubt! If you're too scared to be groped on just because... uh... hold on... oh yeah! Then you're nothing but a coward!
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>>25161323
What if

Guys

What if we put the space fruit

Bear with me here guys

What if we put the spacefruit in a taco.
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>>25161339
You am play gods!
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>i c wat u did thar
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>>25161339
We only had one space fruit, we must grow more. But once they're done I bet Sarvesh could cook them while retaining the hallucinogenic properties and put them in tacos.
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I wonder who Devourer picked up on to calling Robin a loli
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>>25161339
Is this a euphemism?
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>>25161211
I'm sorry Rose! I could never oogle you, you're too cute and innocent.
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"Never." You say. "If I lie down, then I'll just need to think, and then I'll feel terrible again. No, no, no, what I really need is some more magic space fruit." You say. "And I want my lolis."
"... What." Rose asked. "What's a loli?"
"... Um. It's not important right now." Robin said. "I'll... uh, tell you later. Just don' t try looking it up online."
"Okay." Rho said.
"Let's get Theta to turn us all into lolis!" You say.
"... He could also make us some magic space fruit as well!" Someone said.

"... I'm not sure that's a good idea." Isaac said, but you were already pulling up your personacom. You quickly sent messages to Delta about the rederecabulationator, to your parents about Kliktik fruit, and finally, to Theta.

<Oh dear.> Your father responded. <You didn't eat a whole one, did you?>
You cheerfully respond with a yes.
<... Oh dear.> He said again.

And that's when Theta entered the room, and things- including some people's shapes- changed.

>End of thread!
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>>25161358
Sounds like we need chronokinesis.

Make the fruit grow before us.
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>>25161376
>She, even.
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>>25161376
Best end.
Ever.
Of all time.
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>>25161376
Oh boy I love rederecabulationators.
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>>25161376

goodnight Exa, thanks for running, shame things got out of hand like they did.
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>>25161376
I bet I know who won't be running tomorrow.
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>>25161376
Thanks for running. Glad things calmed down at the end.

Question: Did all that mad actually get to you, or can you power through it?
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>>25161448
Is it the Void Queen? She has no legs. Or other things.
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>>25161467
It got to me mostly because it was and still is my fault that I fucked up so drastically, mostly by A) stringing the players along, and B) by not clarifying that nothing was quite locked in, and C) for deciding to conform to what would realistically happen as opposed to what makes for a good story.
I should be able to power through it, though.
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>>25161476
Better hope they have emergency units on planet Kliktik because VQ just got BURNED.
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GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS

http://pastebin.com/PgWBDXse
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>>25161448
Delta?
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>>25161527
As much as I don't like linking my own posts, just going to show you >>25160355 one more time as something to consider.
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>>25161527
Well, I hope you feel better.

Internet rage is, like the mist on a summer's eve, a fleeting and ethereal thing, present in quantity at once, and then gone the next moment.

Last time it got this bad, it cleared up after a couple days of cooling down.
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>>25161540
I love you smutfag, but did you have to pick the bonerkill thread to post your work?
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>>25161540
Y-you made it! I have to admit I thought I'd put you off with all my requests.

Love ya, Smutfag.
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>>25161540
what the fuck
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>>25161568

Replace VQ in >>25161535 with Delta.

That one was actually better though.
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>Max
Oh Smutfag, I haven't even read past his name and I cant stop laughing.
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>>25161527
I feel kind of bad about getting quite so mad. I still think you made a bad decision, but I'm sorry for my posts at least.

Somehow you've managed to time both the Anna-related drama-bombs with nights when I'm tired and have been drinking.
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>>25161603
What better time?
>>25161605
Of course I did!
>>25161619
It's all thanks to you, buddy! None of it would've happened without you!
>>25161624
Keep reading, you might actually die laughing. And then you look down and question your boner, and all laughter will abruptly stop as you question everything you thought you knew about your sexuality.
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Fucking Ribozon. Is insomnia here?
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Who was Sallanee, again?
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>>25161663
Or anybody from #Exabyte for that matter.
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My sides.
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>>25161697
Heather's mom.
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>>25161658
>It's all thanks to you, buddy! None of it would've happened without you!
oh god
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>>25161700
FC, could you try and rejoin the channel?

Or try my e-mail. It's in the field.
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>>25161700
I think most of us are here. But you should reset your internet and try and rejoin the channel instead of talking at us here.
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>>25161708
Does this make you feel better or worse than the Anna shitstorm?

Choose your answer carefully.
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>>25161708
Look on the bright side, at least we didn't actually go for Max, or that might've been canon.
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>>25161540
So, wait...what did she

what did she spray herself with exactly?
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>>25161658
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>>25161764
melted icecream
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>>25161764
His scent.

So, you know, urine.
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>>25161780
What? That doesn't even-
>>25161787
OHHHHH. Gross.
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>>25161527
Personally I thought both you and the readers spent far too much time and effort on romance in this quest. I'd be of that opinion even if all the time spent on Anna wasn't wasted, as even before this thread I realized that the progression of the threads had made me so invested in all the romance arguments/discussions that besides the romance with Anna I didn't feel very interested or invested in any of the other characters, unlike Sorc/NFC where I enjoyed most of the main cast. And I really feel most of it came from your decision to not just let people pick a LI and stick with them throughout (maybe doing it Sorc Quest style if you want to delay the romance), and instead go with open season, as after that the quest just really felt it was 70% romance, 25% main plot, and 5% non-romance characterization. Well predictably, Anna was the only character I ended up interested/invested in, since she actually got some nuance in her character, and in fact your approach actively made me like the other big LIs less since they invited so many arguments and I felt they weren't the characters they could be since you had to keep them open for Heather just in case, but never actually let them get anywhere. I've been rereading Sorc Quest the past few days, and the characters are about ten times more appealing and interesting than Psion Quest's IMO. At this point I think I'll just wait for your next quest, not because I'm raging but because I'm honestly not interested in any of the characters or relationships at all.
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>>25161540
>expected tongues
>received the Knot[/spoiler
>mfw
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