Peter Parker Quest, Issue 14Rules: http://pastebin.com/w5G3aG3YCharacter sheet: http://pastebin.com/q1AqTT5hMy twitter: https://twitter.com/QuestOpArchives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Peter%20Parker%20QuestYou’re Peter Parker- alias Spider-man- and you’ve all got proof that Norman Osborn killed your parents. You received a letter, given to you by your Aunt May, which was written by your mother. It contains a message to tell you to contact Nick fury if things get too dangerous for you as a last resort- it also contains the password for the hard drive. And there you discovered something terrible- your father was making a breakthrough with a cure for cancer and, because he didn’t want to make it into a weapon for Osborne- he, your mother and Eddie’s parents were all killed. Driven by sadness and fury, you finished your costume, well into the morning hours and slept through the day. That was yesterday- today is Monday.Back to school…>[ ]Go>[ ]Call in sick>[ ]Write in
>>27074738Go to school. No reason not to.
>>27074738>[ ]Call in sickThat letter and everything was a lot to process. I think we could use a day to just kind of get our mind off things. I think Aunt May and Uncle Ben would understand.
>>27074738>[ ]GoSchool is important
>>27074738>>[ ]Call in sickFor the reasons >>27074872 said
>call in sickBecause we need some fucking sleep
>>27074949>>27074922>>27074872We slept on Sunday.Also>GoWe might need to show MJ around and stuff.
>>27074949We worked Saturday night/Sunday morning. We slept on Sunday. It's Monday. Unless our sleep cycle is now out of whack, we're fine.
>>27074973Ah missed that. Change >>27074922 to>go to school
>>27074738>[x]GoMaybe Gwen will talk to us today.
>>27074738Call in sick. Take the time off. We're not hurting in our classes. Take a walk, call black cat.
>>27075126Still have no reason to do that.Especially not without a clear head.
>>27075145Our need for action is the exact reason for it.If I were him, I'd literally be trying to take steps for my closure/ revenge. Getting in contact with the most likely source of assistance is a priority, and we haven't made the call yet.
>>27075184...Dude, if anything it just highlighted that Osborn is not to be fucked with, and we need to be methodical, patient, and SMART if we want to take him down.
>>27075217Dude, stop being perfectly logical and make a human decision. Parker's a teenager. A smart one, but still a teenager.Call it a learning experience, making a bad choice every now and then is good for a story.
>>27075355>TO DUMB THINGS BECAUSE TEENAGER LOLOLOLbut thats fucking dumb
>[ ]GoYou get up and get ready. There’s no reason no to go, after all. You head out the door and go- you decide to head to the bus. As you head out the door, you feel your spider-sense buzz as you look and notice Mary Jane heading out of the door, a backpack on her bag. She look in your direction before looking away, her voice so quiet its almost unnoticeable.“…srry. Dn’t knw way…”You let out a sigh, seems like she’ll need your help. Your spider sense seems to continue to buzz, even though the animosity between the two of you has seemed to have died away. Maybe it’s a psychological thing?You lead her to the bus stop and wait for the bus- she doesn’t have a game console- it broke after all- but she does have a book, which she reads on the bench as she waits for the bus.>[ ]Try to make conversation>[ ]Wait for bus quietly>[ ]Go buy a newspaper>[ ]Write in
>>27074738Go to school. We need to talk to Gwen about Osborn and if she won't talk over the phone, we need to talk in person
>>27075414It's human. And it's not like we're going to be inherently stupid in the approach. it's not like we're calling Black cat to start stirring up shit now.She's a thief, she may have some recon assignment for us, or already done it herself.Like I said earlier.. Taking -steps- in getting closure/revenge.
>>27075466>[ ]Go buy a newspaperWhat's going on in the world.
>>27075466>>[ ]Try to make conversationby doing:>[ ]Go buy a newspaper
>>27075355When I was a teenager, I didn't miss a day of school under any circumstances. Ever. Even when relatives died.
>>27075466>[ ]Try to make conversation"Are you, y'know, okay? After the other night, I mean."
>>27075466>[ ]Go buy a newspaper
>>27075519Thats... rather remarkable. And also highly unusual.
>>27075547Yeah, I don't know many people who went through school without a few Mental Health days.
>>27075519I did. I skipped school a few times because I could. But we don't all need to be perfect, and most people don't have absolute flawless attendance. Because it's a human thing. People make mistakes, people find out that their best friend may be keeping tabs on them.This shit is actually beyond average standard.>>27075547I know right? It's crazy.That said, get a newspaper. I'm interested in more info on the world events and the shuttle thing we've gotten snippets of.
>>27075466>[x]Try to make conversation"How are you holding up?"
>>27075466"...Look, about what you said Saturday night?It isn't your fault. Even if trying to walk home on your own wasn't a smart idea, it doesn't mean you somehow deserved what happened to you or brought it upon yourself.So... yeah."
>>27075661Nah. Don't say that, sounds... condescending while trying not to be.Try,"The other day... You all right?"Short, sweet, requires a limited response, won't make her lock up.
>>27075466>>[ ]Try to make conversation
>>27075466>[ ]Go buy a newspaperLet's see if JJJ has anything of use printed up... Not likely but hey...
>>27075712Yeah I guess, I feel like it's important that she understand that, but it's entirely possible that she already does.
>Your spider sense seems to continue to buzzShe has to have some passive aura around her that's causing us trouble... Gotta be a mutant.
>>27075785Or it could be we instinctively regard her as "enemy".That's why we need Gwen, so we can get a second opinion.
>>27075755We just shouldn't lecture her is what I'm trying to say. and it shouldn't sound like a lecture.The best way that we act like an adult is by being civil, friendly, and understanding as a peer.
>>27075839Yeah you make a good point.
>>27074973>We might need to show MJ around and stuff.Brace for incoming parker luck!
>>27075496Now is a terrible time to start acting in-character.This is basicaly Metagaming: The Quest.
>>27075905...Don't bitch because people aren't keen on making retarded decisions.
>>27075466> buy newspaper
>>27075804Pretty much this. Until we get Gwen to confirm, it could be anything from a subconscious psychosomatic response, to demonic possession.
>>27075921I'm not, I'm saying that we've been metagaming from the start, and saying that we need to start acting in-character now is too litte, too late.
>>27075965And which decisions... weren't in character? Because just saying that they are, and providing no reasoning is the idiot's argument, and is dismissed as such.
>>27075905>metagaming>in-character>plotting vengeanceWell, I know who you want to act like.>>27075965Metagaming is mutually exclusive from acting in character.What?
>>27075905Of all the people we know black cat is both the most approachable and the most competent.Its not a waifu thing.In fact explaining that a madman killed our parents will also kill the mood.
>>27075466Buy a newspaper, but read it on the bus. While sitting on the bench, make conversation with HikkikoMary.
>>27076005That's precisely my point, we've so far spent as little time acting like a normal teenager as possible, expecting us to start now is boggling.
>>27076005Oh yeah, >>27076187 here, Actually what I want to do is stay the fuck away from Oscorp for the time being, since trying to mess with them now is pretty much suicide.MAYBE when we actually have the resources/power to do so, but definitly not now, nor in the immediate future.
>>27076012I literally didn't even think of the waifu angle when I suggested calling black cat.She's our best lifeline to have any success in dealing with Oscorp.Gwen is far too.. lawful and good for this sort of work. She's also the police chief's daughter and that will weigh in upon her conscience. Right now, we're just the superpowered boy from school that confessed to her. She has too many priorities that come in higher than our goals.Black Cat? She's curious, morally ambiguous, cunning, agile, seemingly superhuman, and a master of escape. She's also seemingly got more net invested interest in us vs other priorities when compared to Gwen.>>27076187No time like the present. We should call cat after school. Arrange a meeting and exchange what we know. We can entice her with what our target is... Only hinting at it though, and its worth.We wouldn't want to spill the beans on why we're interested in Oscorp... That's not professional.. or good sense.>>27076221We could literally walk inside a ways in plainclothes. We're not "Hot" yet. So we shouldn't have an issue in amassing the most important resource.. knowledge.We also, actually HAVE the power, and a possible accomplice to add onto that... We could do something in the near future with proper planning.
>>27076187We were kind of a jerk to MJ from the moment we met her, instead of accepting that we didn't get money, we essentially blackmailed JJJ, Black Cat was able to render us completely ineffectual by taking us to Second Base, even after knowing that Smythe wanted us dead we couldn't resist showboating in front of Flash, and acknowledging our feeling about Gwen was our hardest challenge yet.What exactly do you want?
>>27076303>No time like the present....Yes time like the present.At least get blueprints, or scope the place out some.
It's not that I don't like the The End Spider-Man costume, but guys...There's no way we can wear that under our plainclothes. The skintight model would have allowed for that, but now we have a goddamn jacket to deal with and we won't be able to change on the fly unless we lug it around stuffed in our backpack.
Heres a drawing of our costume.
>>27076303Dude. Smythe wants her dead as well, and you're acting like we're going straight to murderville.Just because our costume is Bad End Spider-Man doesn't mean we have to constantly act like it.
>>27076303We are also genius scientist kid.... so why not just go and intern for oscorp? Harry is our best friend.Norman Osborn will almost certainly agree, and spider sense should steer us away from obvious hazards.Plus we gain more monetary resources, information, and access.While potentially meeting droves of possible allies or rouges.The only downside is our excess of current parker luck.
>>27076445Well, I know what we're wearing if we ever show up in a Kingdom Hearts game.
>>27076426We can always carry the mask and gloves around for emergencies.
>>27076451I have no idea where you got the thought that I'm implying that Oscorp is murderville. We don't want to kill Osborn. We want our parent's research... And to possibly ruin him.And Smythe doesn't know about her, or us.Well, maybe us after the spiderman thing.But Gwen could live a normal human life without any difficulty.>>27076471This. This is thinking. I like this.
>>27076496oh come on its only 3 belts, and they are all on our waist!
>>27076426Technically the jacket is supposed to be reversible, so we can wear that.Though we'd have to never take the jacket off, unless we made some kind of easily removable false covering.Also, do you really want to constantly be wearing spandex? That can't be good for you.
>>27076426I don't think we're at the point where we're planning on rushing off to save the day.
>>27076521I want to kill Osborn. He killed our parents. One turn deserves another. I might change my mind in the moment though.
>>27076471This is really smart. I like it. Hell, if we've been friends with Harry for awhile I'm sure we've met Norman at some point. What is Norman Osbourne's opinion of us?
>>27076536Why do we need 3?Also I feel compelled to post the belt dress
>>27076503So that's what's going to happen? We're going to see a robbery happening, slip into an alley, and... still be in the same shirt and pants we were in before? Yeah, that's not suspicious at all.
>>27076605That's gotta weigh like 50 pounds
>>27076625It's magic, she ain't gotta explain shit.
>>27076550I honestly wonder why we didn't just develop micro web spinners and have them "weave" a costume around us on command. Add die packs and it becomes colored. Add chemical agents that solidify into a kevlar like force distributor amd it becomes armor.
>>27076767Because the current recipe of webbing dissolves in a matter of hours.
>>27076445>looking closely, there's a pack in the back.thats why there's belts>not jacketBecuase long coats are badass
>>27076767That'd be something Tony Stark could do, but we don't have the resources or expertise.
>>27076767That sounds a bit beyond our current capabilities.
>>27076767Probably because we haven't had any time or money to mess around with the designs.
>Try to make conversation>buy a newspaperYou go over and buy a newspaper, deciding to read it later before sitting down next to Mary Jane. You should probably try to make some sort of conversation. “The other day… you alright?”She gives you a look before looking back at her book. Eventually, she shakes her head after you lean back, probably thinking you aren‘t paying attention. “…no. But, thank you.”Her voice is soft, hard to hear over the traffic, but her words are heartfelt. Well, you’re pretty sure. You give her a nod. “No problem. I… probably could have acted better myself.”She doesn’t respond, but the tenseness of her hands grasping the book lessens. Eventually, the bus arrives.>[ ]Sit with Harry>[ ]Sit with Mary Jane>[ ]Sit by yourself- have Mary Jane sit with Harry>[ ]Write in>apologies, things came up
>>27076767I don't think we could make all the rolls that would take.>aunt may walks in on peter covered in white goo unable to move>"it's not what it looks like."
>>27076329Well if we want to act in character, remember that Peter is still traumatized by childhood bullying. Remember that he considered her *worse* than Flash, and basically went into a PTSD fit when she was brought up the first time.That not stuff you get over easily, some aloofness and coldness would be perfectly reasonable in character, remember that trauma victims don't tend to act the most rationally, either.
>>27076808>>[ ]Sit with Mary Jane
>>27076808Sit with Harry>apologies, things came upEverything okay?
>>27076808>>[ ]Sit by yourself- have Mary Jane sit with HarryBecause that would end well.>ask mj is she wants to sit with us on the bus. If no sit with harry
>>27076426You know what would be cool, if it had a hidden zipper that we could unzip to turn the jacket inside-out with a totally new inside and outside layer.Like you unzip the hidden jacket, and pull it through the for SECRET SECOND JACKET!
>>27076445So what, we're Unlimited Spider Works, now?
>>27076808Ask if MJ wants to sit with us. If she's unresponsive or... Rather.. says no. Then we sit with Harry.I'd like to get on better terms with MJ, at the very least.. We DID kind of save her from being raped so...
>>27076808>[ ]Sit with HarryHarry, bro, friend, dude... ...Hi!
>>27076808>[x]Sit with Mary JaneCoscrove brand of charactor development is a go!
>>27076808Sit with 'arry. Clearly MJ doesn't want to talk right now anyway. We'll get back with her later.
See this 'confort MJ stuff' strikes me as jarring, not because I want to see her suffer because of revenge, but she's literally his childhood tormentor.Peter should still be shaken up by this, not instantly turning into a supportive counsoler. If anything he should still be coming to grips with the fact the person who basically made life a living hell is a totally different person, and is *deeply unsettled by it.*Have him be conflicted between 'wanting to hate her, but can't' and 'wanting to comfort her but can't forget.'
>>27076955Yeah, let someone else sit with typhoid mary
Rolled 15>>27076808Don't these types of bus have three seaters?
>>27076989School busses? Not comfortably at highschool age...
>>27076971We saw her almost get raped dude.
>>27076989My school bus could only sit 2 per seat
>>27076818Give MJ a chance, look at Orihime and Chizuru from BQ. One have bad charactor development in canon while the other have almost none. Once Cosgrove got his hand on them, we begin to like them more than before.
>>27076971We already saved her from a bunch of thugs. This is about dealing with our past in a direct fashion. She's alone, here and we're kind.She may have tormented us in the past, but it doesn't seem like she has any intention of doing that.I'd like us to get to know her a bit more.>>27077024>>27077010Yeah, 3 is a squeeze. 2 to a seat and the third person can fuck off.
>>27077033Though MJ is already dramatically different than every other portrayal of the character, and I like it.
>>27077050Kinda reminds me of the current Ultimate Mary Jane. Depressed and wrapped up in her own protective bubble.
>>27076971To summarize, I want Peter work out his *own* isssues with MJ become even attempting to help her with her own. Otherwise you get this wierd disconnect where he's able to instantly get over some shit that had a major impact on his life. >>27077021>>27077033And I'm not saying we should flat out ignore her, what I'm saying is this should be a difficult as fuck situation for her to deal with. Seeing her in trouble does not make him instantly come to terms with his own experiences.>>27077043So? Childhood trauma has long lasting effects, it's not instantly washed away because he saw his torment stuck in a horrible situation. Just because he can sympathize with her, doesn't get rid of his past history with him and make him all better, sympathy isn't a magical psychological wonder cure.
>>27077082>>27077050It's the chase that's alluring.I want to know about her. But I don't necessarily like her yet.
>>27076808> introduce harry to mj and vice versa.>sit across from them.
>>27077050yeah I don't generally like mj but to my surprise we got Tomoko instead.
>>27077089I can see your point on MJ.However I currently trust Harry even less. I'd rather sit with our tormentor than sit with the child of the man that killed mom and dad,
>>27077110I really don't get the dislike for MJ.
>>27077089I don't think we're going to be able to do that.But I don't think it's out of character for us not to try anyway, even if we aren't actually over the childhood trauma.I mean right now our subconscious is constantly telling us that she's dangerous and we should stay away from her.
>>27077128I wouldn't say I dislike her but I don't like her either. It's more of a meh feeling. I wouldn't mind her so much if peter didn't have like 3 other love interest that I like much better.
>>27077127How can you possibly blame Harry for any of that?
>>27077127>"The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself."Don't pass judgement upon Harry until we find something that worth doing so. Simply being the son of a monster doesn't not mean he should bear his sins.
>>27077160What, you actually still think the danger sense is activating from _her_? If it is, it's certainly a passive threat, but there's other possibilities.
>>27077127Fine then, have him sit with neither. My point is that he can feel sorry with her, but that doesn't mean he also *shouldn't* feel uncomfortable, nerverous or even scared of her, despite her situation.It doesn't matter if he does have super-powers, childhood truma is some serious shit, and this whole incident seems to have brought all those repressed memories to the front.Honestly, if I'm advocating for anything at the moment, I'd be advocating for therapy for Peter at the moment.>I mean right now our subconscious is constantly telling us that she's dangerous and we should stay away from her.This is a prime example, at this point I wouldn't be suprised if his trauma is the reason his super-senses are constantly screaming *HUGE THREAT GET AWAY* even if she's not actually a danger to him.That's so serious fucking shit, right there.>>27077215No, but then again, Peter's not a perfectly rational being, hate can carry over, paranoia that he's an agent for his dad. At this point I wouldn't be suprised he's acting like a PSTD war vet.
>>27077215Because he might be in this school by his father's design to keep tabs on us.>>27077217Don't bible me. Fuck you. >>27077245You make a good point. Though I stand by my decision to sit with her.I especially agree with your last.regarding Harry. I'd be tripping out, paranoid as fuck.
>>27077245I think right now there's some heavy cognitive dissonance, like deep down we're scared of her, but we also know we really shouldn't be.So right now we're just trying to power through it, though that probably won't get us anywhere.
>>27077239It's *been* buzzing about MJ non-stop, even when is situations like *playing video games* it seems perfectly reasonable that he's been mentally scarred enough that he feels like he's in danger from her 24/7, even when he knows he should, even when he knows he has super powers.Mental trauma can really mess people up, and having it happen to a child doesn't make it any better either, especially when said cause has returned, and he's been facing constant exposure to it.
>>27077314Exactly! He knows that she's pretty much a non-threat. Hell he known pre-super Gwen and Flash are much larger threats, but despite that his Spider-Sense is active around her non-stop, said Spider-Sense only activated immediately before Gwen and Flash tried to take hostile action against him.
>>27077318Hell, even when she was about to be raped by three thugs, something STILL told us to be wary of her.
>>27077374Yeah, either MJ's some kind of Doombot, or his past experience have *really* fucked him over.
>>27077411There are a lot of things in Marvel that it could be if it's not just our... unease at being around her again.And to be honest, I'd rather it be both.
>>27077217Don't you quote the Bible at me. Especially not a passage that's contradicted.>"Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in loving kindness and truth; who keeps loving kindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."
>>27077318I'm well aware of that. But I'm also reasonably well up on my Spiderman lore. If Spidey's danger sense buzzed from trauma, it would have buzzed anytime Peter ran across Flash, or the times he encountered Norman Osborn after the dude came back from being dead. Spider Sense warns of danger, not dislike. Unless hanging around her is literally harmful (like, say, her having an aura of bad luck, or her secretly being the Hulk, or having a split personality), then the spider sense activation is coming from elsewhere, like a stalker following her. Short of Peter having suicidal tendences from the trauma of being bullied by her when they were five, there is flatly NO chance that simple trauma is causing the activation.
>>27077512>or the times he encountered Norman Osborn after the dude came back from being dead...It really should have been, because I'm pretty sure pretty much every time they met, Osborn was at least thinking of killing Peter.
>>27077505God really did like killing sons to punish the father. All of egypt's 1st borns. David's son. More if I could be bothered to look
>>27077505>Especially not a passage that's contradicted.What isn't?But we're into comix here. A different brand of fiction and moral structure.Back to the task in hand,
>>27077512This is an excellent argument for upgrading our spider sense at the next opportunity. So we can tell what type of danger we are facing
>>27077512It could be that there is a something about Mary (Jane) that is setting off our Spider Senses, and that our previous trauma is forcing us to be more aware of it than we should be, due to us constantly being in an "alert" state around her.Remember Cosgrove is making his own adjustments to a combined canon from various sources, with his own thoughts thrown in to make things interesting. We have no idea the precise mechanics he's using for our Spider Sense.
>>27076808> sit by ourselvesHopefully we will have the only availabe seat when gwen shows up
>Tie with MJ and Harry, two of which are to go with harry if she says noYou look over at Mary Jane. “Do you want me to sit with you?”She shrugs, looking away and grabs an empty seat. It’s your choice to sit next to her or not- she’s seemingly indifferent. You’re conflicted, part of you doesn’t want to sit with Harry, but he’s your best friend, too.You point over to where Harry’s at. “I’m going to talk with my friend, alright. If you need me, give me a signal. She nods and you move, sitting next to Harry. Your best friend, whose father murdered your parents.Something nasty tries to swell up inside you at that thought.>Roll me a willpower test, 1d20+4, DC15.
>>27077747She takes a different bus, I think.
Rolled 3 + 4>>27077783
Rolled 1 + 4>>27077783Craaap...
Rolled 9>>27077783Uh oh.
Rolled 6 + 4>>27077783
Rolled 20 + 4>>27077808You shit.
>>27077814I know... I'm sorry.
>>27077814So fucking close. Fucking dice gods are at it again
>>27077808"BECAUSE OF YOUR DAD, MY PARENTS ARE DEEEAAAAAADDD!">>27077814Gonna be one of those threads...
>>270778086 Parker Luck....
So how many rolls till we get ichigos luck thing from bleach quest?
>>27077808truly, the dice gods are merciless
>>27077867We're not going down that road.
>>27077867Theres no way Cosgrove is going to let FULL KUBO into parker quest
>>27077867You don't WANT Crit Master.It sounds like it should make things better, but it only makes them MUCH worse.
>>27077783>>27077808...And that's why we should have stuck with MJ.Did you guys not see this coming?
>>27077890What would be the marvel equivalent of FULL KUBO?
Alright, next time we need to roll three twenties in a row so we can get our Parker luck down...
>>27077906It kinda of slipped my mind yeah
>>27077916Yeah we'll get right on that
>>27077925>>27077906Hey. Let's just go sit by MJ after whatever we're about to do.. alright?I wonder if we're just going to lock up, or start strangling her..
>>27077912Maximum Quesadailla Mode
>>27077958>strangling him..for harry.
>>27077953So FULL QUESADA?
>>27077808In the next issue of parker quest-> Norman: Oh peter, finding your aunt may was the EASY part, the fun part is when you finally ask yourself what i've DONE to her.
>>27077985Norman already knows where we live.Therefore.. We need to find out where HE lives and put a bomb in his car... Or cut the breaks...
Rolled 8>>27078023or crush his skull like we have super strength?
>>27078023I still say we intern at oscorp. For great plot it must be done.Also... does parker luck decrease with use?Like a villian spends one of our parker luck to gain a bonus equal to current parker luck but parker luck then decreases by one... or does it remain constant until the end of this arc?
>>27078080Pretty sure it remains constant until we destroy it.
>DC15, result 1>automatic failure, parker luck increaseYou stare at Harry, doubt and something malicious plaguing you. You don’t respond as you sit down, closing your eyes. But the scowl on your face says everything.“Hey, Pete, what’s wrong?”You don’t respond but you feel Harry slump next to you as you refuse to respond to him. The ride to school is quiet, plagued by turmoil.How do you get over your friend’s father killing your parents. Worse, you can’t tell him why you’re angry. Hell, can you even trust him? His father’s rich. Why is he going to some crummy school- why is he even your friend?Doubts bubble within you as you get off the bus.>[ ]Ditch>[ ]Go to class>[ ]go lay in the nurse’s office.
>>27078104>>[ ]Go to class
>>27078104>>[ ]DitchCome back at lunch to talk to Gwen
>>27078104Nurse's office. We can't think straight in class as it is.Harry's likely reporting our odd behavior to his father right now...Is MJ in any of our classes? We'll probably find out after we get our shit together.
>>27078104>[ ]DitchI kinda wanna do some street-level Spider-man crime fighting
>>27078104[ ]Go to class
>>27078104>[ ]Go to classAt least we didn't hit him or something.
>>27078131>>27078137I could back up ditching>>27078141I could really back up this.Go beat the shit out of thugs.
>>27078104> go to classWe have enough willpower to make it through a single day
>>27078104Go to class. Be a man.
>>27077977I see no hint of Carlie Cooper
>>27078104>[ ]Go to classIt won't kill us to go to class. then parker luck kicks in & carnage randomly attacks
>>27077505What the fuck? If this is true, how does shit like 'Original Sin' work?Seriosly, hating on someone because of something his extremely distant ancestor did sounds like the pettiest bullshit imaginable.
>>27078104>[ ]DitchPeter might not be focused on class, if Harry is present there. There's a risk that we'll have to do another roll just to stop Peter from snapping.
>>27078158>mfw we've barely even quipped yet
>>27078211Well the whole jesus thing is to get rid of the sin you committed and the sin you inherited.
>>27078104>Go to classWrite up a note to Gwen."Dear Gwen,Sorry for bothering you, but I'm wondering if you're currently doing okay, and why you've been avoiding me like the plague.If it's because the phantom of midtown high has made it clear that having any boys around you is a strict no-no, please rip this paper in half.If it's because you're mad at me and are refusing to speak with me until I at minimum figure out what to apologize for, crumple this note into a ball.If I'm wrong on both counts, and it doesn't have anything to do with me at all, fold the paper in half I guess?In any case, I'm sorry for pestering you and not giving you space, unless it is the first thing in which case I'm sorry for not figuring something like this out sooner."Because we've let this continue for way too long, and both of us need to help each other.
>>27077512Actually the first time Aunt May mentioned Mary Jane, we basically had a PSTD flashback.>You freeze in place as memories assault you, eyes haunted/>Mary Jane Watson.>Before Flash Thompson, there was Mary Jane Watson. In face, you would take years of Flash over her again, anytime. Your childhood was a nightmare when she visited Anna Watson and stayed there with her family. And then, finally, she moved away.>The nightmare was over. IT WAS OVER.That *not* something we ever had about Norman Osborn or Flash. Flash was straight up bullying, and Norman Osborn, while he did terrible things to our parents, has basically never interacted with us personally (Or at best, Harry's father)Not to mention by the time the other two had entered the equation, Peter was a lot older, and likely a lot more resistant to it.
>>27078304Hey I'm atheist I don't believe in it I'm just explaining how it works.
>>27078327This isn't the proper forum for that kind of discussion.
>>27078340Sorry won't happen again.
>>27078315I think it's an overly dramatic memory. Things are always more intense in the past.
>>27078315Simpler explanation- mary jane has rogues powers.
>>27078315I'm pretty sure that was for dramatic effect and dark humor, dude. I figure that's mostly the distorting effect of memory taking a childhood bully and inflating her to be an utter monster in Peter's mind. But even if it wasn't, and MJ really was that absolutely terrifying, the constant Spider Sense buzzing is incredibly suspicious. So far it's only responded to immediate threats, we don't have it down to the point where it can recognize danger that abstractly. At the very least we need to get Gwen's response to MJ, assuming Gwen ever talks to us again. For all we know MJ is radioactive or contagious or something like that. I have a horrible sense that the fact she bit her attacker is going to turn out to be foreshadowing. Like the police find him because he's been hospitalized for some sort of toxin in his bloodstream, with the deterioration strongest around the bite marks. Something like that.
Did something happen to Cosgrove?
>>27078469So? Just because it wasn't as bad in actuality doesn't make it any less traumatizing for him.>>27078547>I'm pretty sure that was for dramatic effect and dark humor, dude.That's pure metagaming. IC his first reaction was intense fear, then obviously something happened in the past to make him fear her. What it was doesn't matter, but the fact that that's his first reaction shows that he's clearly traumatized by her, The fact that his Spider-Sense is constantly warning him about someone, while previously only happening around something dangerous could easily be explained by being so shook up by her that he activated it whever she's nearby.Remember, all the knowledge we have about our spider-sense is from a handful of fights and a very brief experimentation.
>>27078648His internet might have went out again. He seems to have really shit internet
>>27078655I suppose that's a fair point, about the metagaming. I might just be thinking it wasn't truly awful because Cosgrove chose an image from hiimdaisy's Persona 4 comic to accompany that. Hard not to assume it's a comedic thing in that context. But even so, I stand by my point that MJ needs further inquiry. You're right, we have had too limited use of our spider sense to gain full understanding of it. But that just means that this constant response warrants more investigation, not less. We have no idea what's going on with it. We need to know to what degree the spider sense is subject to our personal biases, or it's a far less reliable defense.
>>27078680I'm here, jsut busy is all.writing
>>27078763I'm not saying that we shouldn't test it out more, but from what we know IC, that trauma is a perfectly valid reason as to the cause of it.I'm not saying it is, but it's a perfectly reasonable assumption.
>>27078913That's why we need to have Gwen start talking to us.
>[ ]Go to classTo make your way to class, though you obviously don’t want to be there. Mary Jane’s gone, probably to her locker to the office. Still, you saw her go into the school. Harry- you don’t want to think about him. So, when you arrive to Chemistry, its very awkward.Gwen, not talking to you. You, not talking to Harry.You sit through the day, barely there and finally lunch happens.>[ ]Try to talk with Gwen>[ ]Try to find Mary Jane>[ ]Sit alone>[ ]Eat outside>[ ]Write in
>>27078952>>[ ]Try to talk with Gwen
>>27078952>[ ]Try to find Mary JaneSocial failures stick together
>>27078952Sit alone. Let them come to you.
>>27078952>[ ]Try to find Mary Jane
>>27078952Eat outside. Just seems like the safest thing to do. Peter really does need to be alone right now, coming to school was kind of a mistake.
>>27078952Sit with Tomoko
>>27078952>Eat OutsideLooks like we weren't as ready for this as we thought.
>>27078952Try to talk to Harry, he's your bro.a bro's father has nothing to do with it.
>>27078952>Eat outsideTime to contemplate.
>>27078952>Eat outsideNever tried that before, maybe something interesting could happen.
>>27078952>[ ]Sit aloneor>[ ]Eat outsideDoesn't really matter between those two for me.
>>27078952>[ ]Try to talk with Gwen
We need to talk with Gwen about the Osborn stuff. She doesn't want to talk to us, but that's really not the issue any more.
>>27078952>[ ]Try to talk with GwenI highly doubt she'd be interested in experimenting with spider sense at this point though.Use an indirect method like a letter. It was already suggested some posts before. We just need to take the steps to re-establish communication with her.
>>27079038We need to make a new "suck it up" roll at some point.I'm not a fan of doing it right now.
>>27079063Eh she has her own life and problems.
>>27078952Try to talk to Gwen. "Hey, Gwen, I know you're not talking for me for whatever reason, but," *rapidly tap back of head with knuckles* "I kinda get a bad vibe from Mary Jane, and I need to know if it's just me or if it's legit. Then I'll leave you in peace."
>>27079105More like "Hey, Gwen, I know you're not talking to me for what I can only assume are very good reasons, but we need to talk about Harry's dad."
>>27078952> try to talk to gwenIts almost certainly a mistake... but we have to try otherwise this school day is a complete waste. After all Norman Osborn is her problem too
>>27079141>>27079138>>27079105Wait for her to come to us, or leave a note, as mentioned earlier.Trying to make her talk to us in public is only going to make things worse.
>>27079141Actually... no.> talk to gwen.Hey we don't have to talk if you don't want to, but there is a lot of life or death stuff happening, i want to talk to you about it later but you've been avoiding me.If you want to talk meet me after school.> then> eat outsideBecause we need the fresh air.
>>27079138>More like "Hey, Gwen, I know you're not talking to me for what I can only assume are very good reasons, but we need to talk about Harry's dad."Osborn is maybe a threat to us if he finds out information he clearly hasn't, and we have a readily available aid (the head of a major American Intelligence agency) if things start to go south.On the other hand, we are living right next to (and hanging out with) a potential threat. What if the reason for our constant buzz is that she's this universe's Nitro? Or Carnage? Or a Typhoid Mary for a dangerous disease? Or any number of other actually important risks that could end our lives very, very soon?
>>27079217Eh, send her a text, more indirect.
>>27079226We have no reason to think that at all though.Since as far as we know, we're the only game in town when it comes to superpowers.
>>27079241Well, except for Gwen.
>>27079241>We have no reason to think that at all though.>>Since as far as we know, we're the only game in town when it comes to superpowers.Our spider sense is constantly going off around her, and it hasn't lead us wrong before, has it? Even discounting superpowers, she could also be a regular old axe murderer or something.
>>27079241For the most part. We know Captain America existed, and comments made in our father's notes imply that he was genuine and not just propaganda. Professor Xavier is alive, and clearly found something to suggest his mutant evolutionary theory was correct, even if he's later recanted his beliefs on how common they would be. So Pete knows superhumans other than himself exist. But he probably doesn't realistically expect to encounter any.
So eat outside, and either text Gwen or begin to write a note to give to her somehow.
>>27079503But wait until near the end of lunch to do so.
>>27079294We can logically conclude two things.1) the danger mj represents is present regardless of her emotional state, or our emotional state. If this were not the case the spider sense would have altered during our saving her because she didn't know who we were, and we were acting positively towards her.2)our spider sense reacts to real actual danger. Thus MJ is dangerous to us in some fashion. Now the question becomes how close do we have to be? Does she have to be aware of us?Does she have to be awake?
Have her meet us on the roof. Nice and private up there.
>[ ]Try to talk with Gwen>[ ]Eat outsideYou go over to where Gwen’s at, eating. You give her a tired look as she still doesn’t look at you. “Gwen, I’m sure I deserve whatever I did to upset you, but I’ve learned some new stuff. Whenever you have the time, we should talk.”When you finish talking with her, you head outside. You sit out at a table outside, the weather’s getting colder, so not many people eat out here. You sit alone and eat your lunch but after the situation with Gwen and Harry… it tastes like ash in your mouth.You force yourself to eat and then dispose of your trash, waiting for lunch to end.The day seems to drag itself to the end. Finally, you head to your locker as the last bell of the day frees you.>[ ]Go home>[ ]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling better>[ ]take a walk to clear your head>[ ]Find Mary Jane, see if she wants to walk home with you>[ ]Write in
>>27079583We can't do that because she could just be mad at us.
>>27079588>[x]Find Mary Jane, see if she wants to walk home with you
>>27079588>[ ]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling better
>>27079588I don't think we're in the mood to really be around anyone today.Just take a walk.
>>27079588>>[ ]Go homeThis is not our day. Lets grab our costume and do some webslinging to clear our head.
>>27078952Sit alone. Hope Gwen decides to talk sometime.
>>27079627Better than walking.
>>27079610Yeah, I like that. Felix is a nice guy and is outside of any of our drama. Even if we're not going to hang out with him knowing he's doing well will make us feel better. Let's call Felix.
>>27079588>[ ] Take a walk to clear your headIs it time for Peter to find religion?There's a church with a newly arrived priest around. *hint* *hint*
>>27079657>[ ]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling better
>>27079664Pretty sure we're vaguely Jewish?
>>27079588>[ ]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling betterYep, lets see how we can fuck this one up.
>>27079588> call felix see if he's feeling better.Maybe someone is having a better day than us?> do this while taking a walk to clear our head.A talk with felix probably won'twon'ttake too long.
>>27079678He's Christian, he just has some yiddish in his vernacular since he lives in Queens.
I'm pretty sure today has been even worse than Saturday. Which is really saying something.
>>27079738Cant wait until we put on the suit when were in a shitty mood
>>27079774I suggested it, nobody else is interested.
>>27079738Not even close, fucking re-read it. We got more than one nat 1 while in this thread we've only rolled one 1.
>>27079826Still at least we did things on Saturday.
>>27079867Yeah, we won a fight, went out with MJ, made our costume, decrypted the hard drive... Today: nothing good.
>>27079973Yet.Cherish these fragile moments of peace for they are but the calm before the storm. Who sows lightning shall reap thunder.
Huh. We never did read the contents of the newspaper. Silly Parker.
So was tonight a bad night to run?
RIP in peace Cosgrove
>>27079588Tonight, i say we get black cats opinion on our suit, i mean it could look terrible
>>27079588>Call Felix>Find Mary JaneWe can do both, right?How much PL and SP do we have?
>>27079588>>[X]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling better>[X]take a walk to clear your head
Well i had really hoped to have bromanced harry up by this point maybe had him realize that his dad is an insane tool.But i guess we are full of spider rage.Have to say so far I'm loving PPQ.Excellent work with MJ.Excellent work with the black cat.I keep getting the feeling that gwen is a replacement robot sent by her stalker. But that's just wild speculation.So many things I'm looking forward to.Thanks for the quest cos.
>>27081677There is no point of sufficiently bromancing Harry to cure him of the daddy issues that chain him to his horrible fate. The second Norman thinks he's losing control over his boy...well, not good.
I'm still fucking terrified of the possibility that MJ might be a serial killer.
>>27081819Unlikely. She wouldn't exude the sense of danger unless her compulsion kicked in if that were the case. I think she's just a magnet for danger (bad choices, bad attitude and bad luck) and that anyone hanging out in proximity to her gets exposed to what ever drama she attracts or creates.
>>270816476 Parker Luck, 0 Spectacular Points.
>>27079588>[X] Need to clear your head. Leave. Okay, think. You're Peter Parker, thinking is what you do best. Break down the issue. Osborne. Killed your parents, stopped the cure for cancer. What do you want? The Cure, your fathers work. Osborne dead. Not necessarily in that order.Issues with that: Osborne is, at the very least, powerful enough to take out government spies without any sort of backlash.You have no idea where the cure is.Solution...work at OsCorp. Once in side you can find what you need, funnel the information to Black Cat. To hide it you will likely need to take more than just the Cure, so plan for that too.You are bright, there is a good chance you might even be brighter than your father. For that chance Osborne is pretty much guaranteed to hire you.But just in case:Rebefriend Harry, you can find someway of explaining today's anger away.Urgent: Find some way of masking rage.
>>27080893>rest in peace in peaceLol go back to school.
>>27082001I think he meant RP in peaceRolePlay
>>27082009>>27082001>people still fall for thisjesus christ
>>27082019yeah sure it was a joke we /believe/ you.
>>27082034It seriously is
>>27082000Honestly speaking our parents died more than ten years ago.We have already grieved, we have already coped.Our parents are aunt may and uncle ben now.And our attitude towards this revelation should be shocked horror not murderousRage.It doesnt really fit the character or the setting.Hell in many settings the green goblin kills peters friend in front of him. And peter parker still takes the high road.
>>27082227Sort of true, but the thing is, Peter mourned the "accidental" death of his parents. Now that he knows that they were killed, that a single individual was directly responsible for them being taken from him...well, that changes things. Oh I agree that Peter shouldn't go all revenge murder spree on Osborn and that he should still be thinking of Ben and May as his surrogate parents, but for the first time since their death he legitimately has someone to blame. Yeah, I think he should have some anger issues, issues that we must overcome to take the high road or that will drag us onto the downward path. Remember, rage is what you're left with once the shock and horror wears off.
>>27082227>>27082339basically it's one thing to know your parents are dead, it's another to find out the man who did it walked off scott free
>>27082729So it's more like exposing Osborn and ruining his reputation and business than murder him.
Did we /tg/ dice yet?
Rolled 40, 34, 49, 19, 51, 71, 72, 1, 54, 55, 66, 55, 92, 37, 70, 97, 95, 77, 88, 53, 89, 88, 2, 91, 82 = 1528>>27083143
>>27083180>1Confirmed, we are in /tg/ territory
Some thoughts:1: Whatever the spiders did to us, Osborn likely doesn't know that they can do it. Or if he does, he probably hasn't patented it yet. We need all the info we can get on them and the process of what they did to us and Gwen. We file a patent before he does, we legally own those spiders. We take them from him, right in front of him.2: We have our father's research. None of which was patented. All of which Osborn wanted. We file the patents. Start our own company. Make money. With our brains plus the head start of our father's work, we could easily become a sustainable small company. The money would certainly help Aunt May and Uncle Ben.3: We have evidence of Osborn's wrongdoings. We sit on that, collect more. Once Parker Productions Unlimited is up and working, we leak the info to Fury. And to the media. With the government kicking in his door and stockholders jumping ship, Oscorp will collapse. And we'll be there to purchase the choicest bits, smirking in Osborns face.4: The Suit. Osborn hasn't patented it yet either. As a weapon or as a cure for cancer. If we can figure out the mechanics behind it, understand our father's work, we can file the patent and march into Oscorp with a dozen police officers and take it right out of his hands, and there's nothing he can do about it. Better yet, the fact that he hasn't filed any paperwork with the FDA or CDC will mean lots of lengthy, expensive hearings. And since he was attempting to weaponize a living organism, I'm pretty sure the CIA will want some words with him about violating the Geneva Conventions. People take that kind of thing very seriously.We can take his aces-in-the-hole away from him. We can take his company and freedom away from him. We can grind his name and reputation into dust. And we can do it while building a life for ourselves. We'll never be Tony Stark or Reed Richards, but we might be the next Steve Jobs or Max Moddel.
Rolled 5>>27083446...then he kills our family. Seriously, we can do it all that but AFTER we kill him. If hes had people killed before, why wouldn't he now?
>>27083446That's giving away the ball-game though. It might not be enough to connect us to the missing spider, but I think Norman would find it oddly convenient that after our class showed up, the spider was killed, and the kid of the Meddling Parkers started throwing out Patents left and right in things his dad was working on. One or two things we can justify as "solving" independently but all of it? I think that will only serve to get Norman working on killing us rather than ruining his reputation.That's not to say we couldn't work it to our advantage. Foil an early attempt completely with our super powers, and Norman sends the next team out with gliders and other DARPA contracted projects and oops, Oscorp can't cover this up. We can then know if Harry can be trusted, and if he can, try to push him away from his dad. But it just seems too risky at this stage, especially with Gwen's potential stalker problem (which at this point, if she was angry about the Black Cat thing, she should have yelled at us rather than abandoning us like this, so I'm thinking her stalker stepped up the threats against her family and us), and our beef with MJ.My thoughts on a course of action would be to get Gwen a set of Webslingers and fluid, stealth them into her bag with a note to meet us somewhere her follower can't reach and talk it out. She's just as in it as we are, and thus has a right to know our plans when it comes to Oscorp. MJ seems like a long term thing, something we can work on across arcs, and if she is something special we can potentially get a new ally.Norman and Oscorp though, they are the big hitters, we have to be careful with that one.
has anybody else considered that PETER might be the cure? Only reason we survived that spiderbite is because our body is partially made to reintegrate rogue DNA/RNA. Only reason gwen survived is that it had a little of our blood after biting us.
>>27075466>she doesn’t have a game console- it broke after alllel. pleb.
>>27082000We're still a high school student and Osborn isn't an idiot. It's really not a good idea.>>27082227>>27082339>>27082729Another thing is that apparently Osborn is still up to his old tricks right now, assuming Smythe's orders come straight to the top. Like the man who killed our parents would want to kill us AND Gwen if he knows what happened to us.>>27083446...Dude, do you honestly think he'll just let us do that? Are you a moron?>>27084225There is no long-term plan after that, and revenge is a sucker's game.
Why'd you guys archive this thread? It's not like anything really happened.Also I'm kind of worried. I'd expect this from Diarca, but not Cosgrove.
>>27084799Could be his internet acting up again.
>>27084799Maybe he just fell asleep at the keyboard
damn. Parker quest is still going. And here I thought I was going to miss out on a lot
>>27084938If it was, he'd still be able to make a post with his cellphone like he did last time, wouldn't you think?
>>27085034Probably this. He lives in US right? Started the quest pretty late.
J. Jonah Jameson has seen Spiderman, right? I mean, we got money from him. What has he said about it in his paper? Has he started an anti-vigilante crusade yet?
>>27085209Soon enough. It's JJJ's job in any continuity.
>>27085209We know he's coined the phrase "Spider-Man or Spider-Menace", at least. I'm sure once Peter starts being more active he'll start actively smearing him again.
I have a bold proposition.Let's just flat out tell Gwen we were seduced by Black Cat and apologize to her for not resisting like we should have.Because frankly? This is fucking bullshit and if that's not the cause, then I'd rather not have a repeat performance when she DOES find out.
>>27085595That's assuming she even knows we kissed black cat.
>>27085644I acknowledged that as a possibility.But after this nonsense, do you really want to find out what she'll do when she does know?
>>27085695Gwen has had no problem telling us we've done, are planning, or are doing something stupid. We've told her that we liked her /in public/ and now she's barely acknowledging our existence.No, if she saw us making out with Black Cat she'd feel hurt, and confront us about it after a couple of days, that's how Cosgrove has written her. But she's avoiding us like the plague. I'm putting dollars to donuts that she got a text with a picture that made it very clear her stalker will kill somebody if she keeps hanging around us.
Peter parker always gets a job.I say we go intern for oscorp.As far as norman Osborn knows we know NOT A DAMN THING.He would probably think it was hilarious to profit from our work.We are his sons best friend.He would agree almost certainly.It gives us access to high tech labs, extra money, a chance to find out what oscorp is doing, AND Osborn will almost certainly cram us in with whoever is responsible for the remnants of our fathers project.It will also focus his attention on us instead of the black cat or gwen.The only bad thing?Our currently excessive parker luck.
>>27086304But we're not qualified yet.
>>27086313Doesnt matter.Osborn will "bend the rules" for us.Why?Because one we are harry's friend and that gives him a chance to ridicule his son for being lazy, and two we are a parker. Maybe we know something or have our fathers knack for science.He will hand us what we need.Even if its only so he can try to kill us later.
>>27086275and it's not that whole 'we confessed to her and she ran off awkwardly' thing?
>>27086621Maybe, but I'm willing to bet that it might be Flash and his friends putting some pressure on her to keep us separated.
>>27086639...Dude, this is something SO much worse than Flash.I'm pretty sure Gwen said that this has happened before, hasn't she?
>>27086404C'mon man.We can't even -act- nice to Norman's son, even though we intellectually know he had nothing to do with anything about this.And you want to work for the man who murdered our parents?Are you high?
>>27086621Not with how Cos has written her. If it was her being uneasy with being around us now that we "like" her, she'd have more responses, even if she doesn't talk. Blushing, the cliche "make eye contact then look away awkwardly", that doesn't happen.So yeah, with how Cosgrove has written Gwen, it's not that she's upset or confused with us. It's that the stalker that's been calling her phone and leaving threatening notes in her locker has stepped up his game.>>27086730Yes, whenever she gets close to a boy.
>>27086833But both Gwen and us can bench press cars, can't we?How can the Stalker of Midtown High still terrify her that much?
>>27086885It hits you a more emotional level.We havent even seen some of the things said in the notes.
>>2707958>[ ]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling betterthen>[ ]take a walk to clear your head
>>27086885By hiding his identity, and in no way ever directly threatening her. If she got a picture of her dad framed by a rifle scope and "you're only making this worse for yourself", you really think she's going to risk her father's life casually and not do what the notes are telling her?
>>27086772No i want access to oscorp at any time of the day and night.I want a chance to see what oscorp DID to us.I want access to what this madman is doing with our fathers work.And i want to shut it all down.Not by murderraeging but by planning.If we can give black cat building schematics a doorpass employee badge guard routes etc. Think what she can get from him. How much she can COST him.Plus we get to meet a boatload of villiansad allies
Please don't be dead, Cos. Not when we're set to go full ENDS OF THE EARTH on Norman and Smythe.
>>27087069...Ah, you're retarded.You think he'll actually just give us access to sensitive material and won't be constantly watching us.And Osborn said the Black Cat would be a fool to cross him, do you doubt his words?
>>27086989You know, I'm starting to think we royally fucked up by going with "I won't let anything happen to the girl I like" instead of "Gwen, this is serious. You and maybe other people could really be in danger. We have to go to the authorities with this. Now." In hindsight that would have been the more responsible thing to do.
>>27086989>>27086943Hm, Gwen Stacy can't do anything, and neither can Peter Parker.But can Spider-Man?
>>27087200Not without counter stalking her to find the actual stalker (my money's on Eddie actually). With our current PL, we're pretty much guaranteed to be spotted by Gwen's dad or the cops and pegged as the villain here...
>>27087236Eh, most of the calls have been from the school phone though.You think he's been paying off a bunch of students to make those phone calls and leave those notes?Also you'd think our Spider-Sense would go off when we told him that we liked Gwen Stacy, if that were the case.
>>27087193Her dad IS the authorities, and I'm pretty sure he knows about it?
>>27087236No, with our current PL, the stalker has a better chance of discovering our counter stalk and placing evidence to insinuate us. Which will then mean discovering we are Spider-man.
>>27087236I don't think that's how Parker Luck works?But who knows, it might be.
>>27087236But it seems clear that if it is a stalker, and she's just not really immature when it comes to being angry at someone, then we can't just do -nothing-.Since this clearly won't solve itself, and I'd say her problems are a lot more serious than ours, since Osborn still isn't a direct threat to us yet.
>>27087125That's exactly the point.He will be watching us.Not anyone else.As far as anyone else is concerned our parents dying is ancient news.He doesn't know we are spiderman. He doesn't know anything aabout us.And i would rather do this on our terms with expert backup than wait until the green goblin is breathing down our necksBesides its an interesting proactive plan with the potential for good payoff.We don't even have to worry about our parents since cos gave us fury as a get your loved ones out of danger card.
Part of me wants to call Black Cat and ask if she hired someone to mess with Gwen Stacy so Cat could later impersonate her and have a good reason to see her "dad", but that person got way too into their work.If she wonders why we care, we can just say that it's probably a good idea to be on as good a standing with the police as possible, for now at least.
Oh, OP, where art thou?
Cosgrove is either writing up a storm, his internet must be down, or both.Either way, the wait is excruciating.
>>27087291wait, maybe we could use a different suit to tail them?
...Maybe we can just like... ask Mary Jane to pass Gwen a note or something?I mean the stalker is only concerned about boys being near Gwen, and MJ isn't one.
>>27088153The question on my mind, however...Does Mary Jane tolerate us enough to act as a gofer between us and Gwen? Just because we saved her life doesn't mean she'll do whatever we ask her to do. As far as we know, she's still the same introverted, antisocial mess of a person. Granted, she might not hate us as much as she did, but still.
>>27088219Not all the time, more as a one-time thing to verify if it is because of the Phantom of Midtown High, and she isn't just angry with us.
So do we have any clue why Gwen is avoiding us?
>>27088253You know, it's probably a terrible idea but I was wondering about using Gwen to find an appropriate self defense course for MJ to take. If Gwen still does martial arts (not the impression I have, but you never know) see is she could take MJ to her gym, that kind of thing. That why we can safely let the our danger singularity neighbor out of our sight long enough to get things done without worrying about terrible things happening to her. Also, MJ become less defenseless and in constant need of saving.Probably will have to wait for the stalker situation to be resolved, but thoughts?
>>27088450Just speculation at present.
>>27088517Might work, depends on if MJ is into it.
>>27088450A: She's mad that we made her dad look stupidB: She's mad we didn't really care about catching Black CatC: She's mad that Black Cat kissed us (she was following us that night to keep an eye out on us)D: The person or persons that have been harassing her really stepped up their game after we foolishly confessed our feelings to her right in front of the locker where people slipped threatening notes, probably not a fan of us for that
>>27088586>C: She's mad that Black Cat kissed us (she was following us that night to keep an eye out on us)Has this been confirmed? Also, the fact she would be mad at us over A-C seems like something she would confront us over. D seems to be the major reason she is avoiding us at the moment.
>>27088586Why we even confess to her in the first place when we didn't have enough points for yet, I don't know.Besides we all know the Felix route is the one true route!Just kidding....maybe
>>27088620>Has this been confirmed?No, but it is one of the four most likely possibilities.
>>27088620Nothing has been confirmed. She isn't talking to us, remember?...now maybe if a female, spider themed hero happened to show up in the paper we'd know how (masked) and when (lucky dice while on patrol) it was safe to have a conversation.
>>27088651Because we pussied out last night, and we wanted to try again, not really thinking of the potential consequences.
>>27088654>>27088670Oh, ok. I thought I missed us spotting something suspicious. I still think that the stalker thing is the most likely, as someone said earlier in this thread, the way Cos has written her she would have most likely confronted us otherwise even if we both end up spilling spaghetti everywhere.
>>27088913>fell asleep, then had to work when I got up, back and writing. Sorry for delays everyone
>>27088948The Messiah returns!
>>27088948Can we see what the newspaper we bought says?
>[ ]Call Felix, see if he’s feeling betterYou head, like you usually do to go call Felix from the school phone for half a moment before pausing. You don’t really need to do that anymore- you have your own phone. You could just call him on your way back now.But, you could also look into the calls from the school phone if you used it. That is, if they’re still happening. You don’t know- Gwen’s not said a word to you.>[ ]Head to school phones>[ ]walk come and call>[ ]Write in
>>27089067>>[ ]Head to school phonesmaybe we'll bump into the stalker?
>>27089067>Head to school phonesMight as well.
>>27089067School phone. Let's no waste minutes on our cellphone plan.
>>27089067>[ ]Head to school phonesWe might just get lucky.And by that I mean we might fail at everything.
>>27089067>[ ]Head to school phonesThe stalker still doesn't know we have a phone.Use the newspaper to pretend we're looking at job ads or something.
>>27089067>[ ]Head to school phones
>>27089116Always good to have an explanation not related to intrigue. Let's do it.
>[x] School Phone And can we see if MJ is about too?
>>27089116Our cell phone that supposedly only Gwen knows about? Probably not worth mentioning. At least not unless we start giving out that number.
>Roll me a perception check- 1d20+4. DC22.If you don't want to be spotted, also roll me, separately, a hard stealth check- 1d20+3, DC16
>>27089298Did we call her with our new phone?Because how would she know to block us?
Rolled 14 + 4>>27089314Fuck, I know I'm going to critfail.
Rolled 8 + 4>>27089314The curse continues.
Rolled 5 + 4>>27089314
Rolled 3 + 4>>27089314Perception
Rolled 19 + 4>>27089314Not entirely sure how to do separate dice rolls with /tg/ dice, hope this works.
Rolled 13 + 4>>27089314You're really good stalker.
Rolled 8 + 3>>27089314
>>2708933018, not good enough, but not disastrous.Should we also roll for stealth?
Rolled 18 + 3>>27089314Stealth
Rolled 7 + 3>>27089314Stealth roll here.
Rolled 12 + 3>>27089362Yeah, might as well. Stealthing.
>>27089330>>27089364Welp, we didn't see nothing, but no one saw us either.
>>27089388So the question is: Will Cosgrove write this as both us and the stalker being terribly unobservant, or the both of us being MASTERS OF STEALTH?
>[ ]Head to school phones>perception-dc22, result18-faulire by less than five>avoid being seen- dc16, result 21- SuccessYou head to the phones, making sure you look busy. You pull out the want ads from the paper you bought earlier and look occupied while waiting to use the phone. You aren’t able to do much without being seen- but you do catch one thing.There’s a member of the football team on the phone. You don’t recognize the person, but they seem to not be on the phone for long, though they seem to linger for a second when they finish the call- doing what, though, you can‘t tell. They step out and look around and stare at you, but you are currently circling ads, tapping your pen against your chin, so they stop paying attention and walk off.After a few moments you approach the phone.>[ ]call felix>[ ]look around the phone>[ ]head back>[ ]write in
Rolled 17, 5 + 4 = 26>>27089314
>>27089500>[ ]call felix>[ ]look around the phone
>>27089500The school phone should have a redial function shouldn't it?Unless the reason they lingered was to call another place to throw people off.
>>27089500If redial is an option, use it.
>>27089500>look around the phoneIf we can't notice anything, may as well call Felix.
>>27089500>>[ ]look around the phone
>>27089500>[ ]look around the phone>[ ]call felixThis order.
>[ ]call felix>[ ]look around the phone>[ ]Try to redialYou use the redial function on the phone to quickly call the number they called last. Two rings, then a familiar voice mail message-Gwen’s phone.You hang up and look around the phone- you don’t see anything obvious, just a small crevice by the side of the phone that’s easy to overlook. You shake your head and call Felix.There’s a few rings before Felix picks up, he sounds tired. “Hello?”“Hey, Felix, it’s Peter. How are you feeling?”You voice is sympathetic and Felix’s voice comes across the line, softly. “I’m going to be fine now, Peter. Thanks for asking. Um…. Would you be ale to come over? I’m not good for studying, but I’d like to talk with someone and you and I are friends, we are, right? Well, I thought you might help me out.”Felix’s voice is embarrassed and nervous.>[ ]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a little>[ ]Can’t make it tonight, does tomorrow work?>[ ]Um, I’m busy, sorry.>[ ]Not interested>[ ]Write in
>>27089805>>[ ]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a little
>>27089805> I Have to head to the store, be back in a little
>>27089805>[ ]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a little>>27089818No problem Cos
>>27089805>Sure not a problemSo we've got a lead, now we just need a plan.
>>27089805>[ ]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a littleLet's see if there's one still one social lifeline we can hang on to.Or ruin, if the usual pattern happens.
>>27089805>Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a littleI don't think confronting that football player would end well, not yet anyway.
>>27089836Eh, if anything it seems like the only strained thing with Gwen is how long it took us to figure out that she wasn't just angry at us.
>>27089818Hahaha, this is really easy to misinterpret as you voting in your own quest if you only glance over this post.>[ ]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a littleAlso, we might want to tell Gwen someone on the football team is harassing her with the calls from school.
>>27089805>>[X]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a littleNot like we have anything better to do, other than feeling sorry for ourselves.
>>27089850Someone's probably monitoring her cell phone.Or it's gotten so awful that she can't muster the will to even look at it anymore.So either we ask MJ how she feels as being a medium, or we sneak over to Gwen's house at night and knock on her window.
>>27089805>[ ]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a littleSocial link, go?
>>27089805Wait, do we have to get MJ back home safely?> Sure, but I might be a bit. Had to show a new neighbor around today and I promised her aunt I'd look out for her for the first few days."(try to come off as somewhere between mildly frustrated and vaguely bemused with the situation)If we don't have to worry about the self-destructing girl next door, just agree without mentioning her.Also, on the way home we need to pick up supplies to plant a camera in that phone booth crack.
>>27089805Sure, not a problem. I'll be over in a little
>>27089875We could try to solve that mystery with Gwen, but that'd be hard to do without revealing that we have superpowers, and I'm not sure if we can bullshit an excuse for Spider-Man to care.
>>27089907I don't think we said that?
>>27089918Or were told that, rather?
>>27089805>[X]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a little>[X]Follow the football player
>>27089911As mentioned, I think placing a wireless camera and/or listening device in that crack by the phone booth (maybe hook it to a motion sensor if its battery powered and make sure the recording are appropriately time stamped) might be the safer, if significantly more involved way to go.
>>27089911I think the course of action for that would be to just pass her a note saying we have a lead on the guy who's been calling her at some point and let her come to us when she wants to deal with it.
>>27089922We weren't, but it was semi implied that aunt May and her friend Ann want us to keep an eye on MJ (being friendly would be better, but they aren't going to force that). That girl is not in a good place right now and I'm giving an exaggerated but not entirely fabricated excuse for us to be running just late enough to make sure she gets on the right bus and gets off at the right stop.Without us I fully expect her to end up on the wrong side of town again. If I'm right about her, she turns into our responsibility lesson, if that other anon is right, NYC has a new serial killer in the loose (still don't see MJ Carnage as a possibility, but whatever).
>>27090035>NYC has a new serial killer in the looseCassidy showed up in a previous thread. We even talked to him.Though yeah, we probably should give MJ at least the directions back to her place.
>>27089931Follow em! Seconded, this could be the sovovabitch hounding Gwen.Forget waifuing, she's our friend.
>>27090035I suppose that's true, but I think she might have already left again?...We really need to get her cell number.
>>27090103Yeah, but the problem is that we don't have a "and then what".Like is he heading off to discuss his evil plans with the ringleader?
>>27090130...this is Spiderman.
>>27090130If we can get enough to recognize the guy, we can pass a note off to Gwen about himOr sic Harry on him.
>>27090164Yes?I mean sure we can terrify the guy into telling us everything, but not without advertising that we have superpowers.
>>27090184Eh I think we already lost him, also I know the weak link to target.
>>27090198no I mean>Like is he heading off to discuss his evil plans with the ringleader?will totally happen.
>>27089805>>[x]Sure, not a problem. I’ll be over in a littleDon't follow the football player, he's not a priority right now. Sure, he's harassing our friend/love-interest, but he's been doing this for weeks now. One more day isn't going to matter much, especially now we know what he looks like. We can pass the info to Gwen when we see her and let her decide on what to do.