Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebin: http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigYou are John James Green, homeless mutant.The snow hisses against your flesh. You don’t know if you should be doing this, but you can barely resist – you feel like you’re still inside, still burning.Your gloves are a ropy, burnt mess, rendered all but useless. Your hands aren’t much better. Their palms are still smoking very faintly, skin stripped down into smouldering tatters. It reminds of the way wax drips, running in thick, spitting lines. You’re not sure how bad this is – save that it’s somewhere past the point of ‘very bad’. Tonight you fought something you had no business fighting, and it seems you’ve paid the price. You vaguely remember the blast – you recall the bannisters catching fire, you recall being knocked off your feet. You remember getting up and dragging the two kids to safety, lungs crawling with thick, dark smoke. You think you left them at the sidewalk. Now you’re in an alley almost a block away, dragging your hands through the snow. They feel like lead. Like dead weight. The night is gradually falling apart, an increasing number of sirens cutting into the silence. The pain makes you want to vomit, but there’s not all that much in your stomach. >Hunger Level: 7>Current Funds: $85.50>[ ] Go back, see how things are going.>[ ] Head home.>[ ] Find food, you’re starving.>[ ] Go to a hospital.>[ ] Write in.
>>28176947>[ ] Head home.Maybe they'll have food, plus we're a mutant.Can't go to a hospital.
>>28176947>>[ ] Go back, see how things are going.
>>28176947I missed you, Crusty.Glad you're back.
>>28176947>Head home>Tomorrow is going to be a fun workday once we see the headline.> "Unidentified homeless person saves orphans" of "Homeless Mutant burns down orphanage"
>>28177011>"Unidentified homeless person saves orphans" of "Homeless Mutant burns down orphanage"Either way, I totally suspect this thread being recovery & also us meeting with Parker and talking.
>>28176947>[ ] Head home.
>>28176992I missed you too, internet person.>>28176971>>28176980>>28177011>writing
Try to become invisible. I want to see if we are getting some Astral Plane jetlag. If you can't, BE EXTRA CAREFUL. Our Enhanced Senses will not be functional.Possibly, focusing on the thought of cops catching you could help.No matter what, we gotta hide till the heat cools down.
>>28177031>I missed you too, internet person.
>>28176947>[ ] Head home.>[ ] Write in.Ask somebody to go buy you some food once you get back.
>>28177034*Till the heat is OFF. Damn, I need some coffee
When we get home, we need to scold Layla."You were wrong Layla. There were no ghosts. It was a demon. Totally different."
Got burned by hellfire, still goes to work tomorrow for his minimum wage job.
>>28176947>[ ] Go back, see how things are going.
>>28177082This is why we need universal healthcare.
>>28177088>This is why we need universal healthcare.Yeah!But universal healthcare for universal humans, not mutants!#HitlerBornInWrongTimePeriod
>>28177103Look at the Q&A of earlier threads, his Brain is still around in a new body as Hatemonger. His praise of the semi mutant apartheid in the USA makes many Americans confused and angry.
>>28177115Yeah, I kinda forgot about that but it was more for a quick anti-mutie joke.
>>28177128>A fair point. A very fair point.
>>28177082we need that $60
The most exciting time of the week has come. Also, here's a picture of what I think Creeper looks like.
>>28177206Orphan Mutant street kids don't feed themselves.
>[X] Head home.Gotta get home. Your hands – you need to get off the streets for a while. Can’t go to a hospital. Can’t deal with bills. Do they even accept mutants? For all you know, you could go under, and wake up in a cell. Or with Laura’s handlers at your bedside. No hospitals. You hide your hands under your coat and trudge off through the snow, into the scar. You guess there’s little point anymore – no one could spot the scales through all the burns – but you don’t want attention of any kind right now. What you want is to be home. Michigan, years ago, preferably, but the scar and your hovel and the Mutie Bunch will have to do for now. As you pass under the long, leering shadows of the scar, you wonder if this is how everyone ends up the way they do. One-eyed Odin Joe and Toothless Bill and Scrawny Sam and the rest of the sorry lot. The old hobos, the old guard, the tramps with the gnarled faces and the missing teeth and the spittle everywhere. Is this how they become what they are? They’re young and fit one day and working to get back, back to real life, and then suddenly something happens. Something that destroys them forever, leaving only ruins. You hope not. You really hope not.You don’t know how long the walk is. Eventually you make it back to the crumbling apartment block and slouch your way in, cringing as you ascend the burnt-out stairs, revealing bruises you didn’t yet know you had. You make it to the door – you hear chatter die away as you pass the threshold, and the smell of boiling chicken excites your nostrils – and drag yourself in. You’re greeted by a unified front of horrified stares. You guess you look pretty awful. >[ ] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk.>[ ] “I think I need a doctor or something.”>[ ] “Looks like you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.”>[ ] Write in.
>>28177211It'd be funny if Creeper was this universe's version of Billy Connolly, on the run for murder or some shit.
>>28177220>[x] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk."you...would not believe the fucking day I had..
>>28177220>[ ] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk.>[ ] “I think I need a doctor or something.”>[ ] “Looks like you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.”All three!
>>28177220>>[ ] “Looks like you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.”
>>28177220>>[ ] Write in.Perimeter check first, then,>[ ] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk.
>>28177220>>[ ] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk."By the way, Layla, there was no fucking ghost."
>>28177220Eat while talking>[ ] “I think I need a doctor or something.”>[ ] “Looks like you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.”
>>28177220"So, it wasn't a ghost...well, the kids that had gone coma were ghosting around...but it was a Demon. Demons are not ghosts...though you probably can't go back there now that it's been settled anyway..."
>>28177220>[x] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk.After that>[x] “Looks like you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.”>[x] "OK, gang. Three guesses, first two don't count"
>>28177250That makes it sound like it being a demon was her fault.Try, "By the way, Layla, that was not a ghost."
>>28177283No, no, you do it like a dramatic reveal."By the way, Layla, there was no ghost."*eats in silence for a while*"It was a DEMON!"
"Layla, I think I broke your orphanage."
>[ ] Sit down, get food. You’re too tired and hungry to talk.>[ ] “Looks like you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.”
>>28177294I like it!
>>28177294Too tired for dramatic reveals... Needs more monotone...
"Note to self, never fight demons when hungry."
>>28177333"There was no ghost in that dreary orphanage, for it was A DEMON OF UNTOLD POWER!!!!"Beat"I strangled it."
>>28177343This. Basically we are tired as all hell and kinda depressed from thinking about old homeless dudes and SUDDENLY.... a dramatic fucking reveal. No, just no.
"So, I strangled a demon today.""What did you guys do?"
>>28177374Look, you don't go ghost hunting, find out it's a demon instead, and defeat it, only to give up the perfect opportunity for a DRAMATIC REVEAL.
I hope our healing factor can deal with this btw
>>28177419Crusty said we need 14 hours last time I checked
>>28177419Might take a day or 3. Probably feel a bit better in the morning at least
>>28177444We've got 2nd level healing factor, we should be in working condition tomorrow.
>>28177431I think that must just be for our 2 missing teeth to regrow
>[X] Sit down, get food.>[X] “I think I need a doctor or something.”>[X] “Looks like you’re not going back...”They’re silent. You pull yourself over to the stove and sit down, your battered limbs complaining all the way. The scent of food has you hooked by the nose. The smell is… it’s not great, but you don’t care. You need to eat. You reach out to grab a fork and a gasp implodes the silence – you’re not sure who it is. You don’t care. “John! Your hands!” That’s Noriko. “Yeah.” You say, flatly, trying and failing to pick up one of those stupid plastic forks. Your fingers move like sausages and feel little else but the sharp, painful prickle of air dancing across undone flesh. “I think they need a doctor or something.” Eventually you give up. “I guess you’re not going back to that place after all, Layla.” Hah. Yes, this is all very funny. Your hands are mangled unusable fleshsticks and that’s also funny.Laura eases herself to the floor beside you, picking up your discarded fork. “What happened?” >[ ] Tell everything.>[ ] “I don’t want to talk about it.”>[ ] “I guess the second floor mostly exploded.” >[ ] “I guess there was… some thing pretending to be a ghost. Or something. I don’t really know.”>[ ] Write in.
>>28177474Ask if we can talk about it later. We need food and rest.
I wonder how they'll react to the fact that in addition to invisibility, heatvision, wallclimbing, tazerhands, claws, super sharp senses and beyond human physique they find out that we also have a healing factor. That's quite a list.
>>28177474"Somebody feed me, my hands aren't working."
>>28177474"I strangled a demon."
>>28177474>>28177496"Can we talk about it later. The only thing important right now is, well, Layla was right, and now she's safe. Everyone is."
>>28177474>[x] Tell everything.Layla, you were only half right....
>>28177474>[x] “I guess the second floor mostly exploded.”Then the cliffnotes version>[x] "There was something there, much worse than a ghost. The kids... he was eating the kids from the inside out. Almost got me, too."
>>28177520This and>>[ ] Tell everything.
>>28177523Oh, and another thing. We do kinda need to find Spiderman so we can explain what happened. Otherwise, you have mad mutie bomber with wanted posters all over.
>>28177474>I guess there was... some thing pretending to be a ghost. Or something, I don't really know.
>>28177549There were no witnesses. While this is going to add fuel to the mutie burning pyre, it's not going to mark us personally.
>>28177549Well, 3rd lvl senses gives us a shot of smelling wether he is spidey or not. Then again seeing how there's been a rather lot of things going on with us being burnt by hellfire and whatnot, the chances are we don't remember what spidey smelt like.
>>28177520All for this. Add that he was pretending to be a ghost. Followed by:>[ ] “Then, I guess the second floor mostly exploded.”
>>28177574There're all the kids that were running for it, and the freed ghost kids who got a good look at us.Though we're likely to be described as one of the escaped Boxcar children, lovable tramps.
>>28177474>>[ ] Tell everything.Can't keep them in the dark about something like this.
>>28177549Let's stay away from hero's for right now, we don't want to be seen chilling out with Spiderman when we still have a job to do for Creeper.
>>28177606"It was his fault. and the caretaker got turned into paste by him too."
>>28177474>[ ] Tell everything.They ought to know the full story.
>>28177621Maybe someday, but not tonight.
>>28177634not the same guy , but we've been nothing but full disclosure and transparency with them.
>>28177654We don't need to bother with the details right now, and there are far more important issues here. Like getting good rest and healing.
>>28177654>The invisible guy.>Full transparency with them.Beyond that pun, yeah honesty's been our policy with them.
"If some horrific, inter dimensional, homicidal body possessing creature tells me he's a demon, who am I to disagree with him?"
>>28177474Tell all.Don't be such a bitch. No reason not to.
>[X] Talk about it later.>[X] “I guess the second floor mostly exploded.” >[X] Cliff notes on the situation.>[X] Write in.“I guess the second floor mostly exploded.”Yeah… Sacred Tree, it seems, will be out of business for some time. Which is something it may in fact share in common with you, if your hands are as bad as they seem. “Look…” You begin, turning the night over in your head. The psychedelic hell-ride of wrestling with that thing bleeds into everything else, soiling the crevices of your brain. Every time you think back to that grin, or those barbed impressions of Laura’s eyes, or the wet, cloying sensation of clawing your(?) way inside yourself, you feel like the memories are overstepping their bounds somehow – tearing their way out and infesting everything else, turning everything dim and painful. “I don’t want to talk about it right now. Tomorrow, maybe.” Laura forks out a few strips of chicken for you, placing them on a paper plate. She starts tugging her gloves off. “It… it was the ghost, right?” Inquires Layla, her voice a tentative whisper, as if speaking of it will bring it down on you. Again.You shake your head. “It was something worse. And it wasn’t the kids – it was just, I don’t know…” Its voice echoes through all the black spots in your brain. God. “…eating them, or something.” “Dude, I think you need to get a hospital.” Interjects Kevin. “Like, now.” Noriko nods. “Those are second degree at least, John. You need to get that treated.” >[ ] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals.>[ ] Ask the others’ opinions. >[ ] Urgh fine.>[ ] Write in.
>>28177744>[ ] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals.
>>28177744No hospitals. They'll find out about me being a mutie and send me to a camp.
>>28177744>[x] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals."and end up getting sent to a camp, hell no.'
>>28177744>[x] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals."Even if they treat mutants and don't shoot on sight, we don't nearly have enough money to pay for a visit to the ER. I know this may come as a shock to you guys but there are downsides to being homeless.">[x] Write in.Get some snow for the burns.
>>28177744No hospitals, no coppersFinal Destination
>>28177744>"I don't trust hospitals">"I have accelerated healing">"...stop looking at me like...okay fine, but we gotta go to the one as far from Sacred bonfire as we can get"
>>28177744I don't want to be thrown out for being a mutie guys so no no hospital.
>>28177744>[ ] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals.Also, we have work to do tomorrow.
>>28177744>>[ ] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals.rather not wake up in jail
>>28177744[x] No Docs"I can afford the help, and Laura's friends know me. I show up in a hospital seeking help for horrible burns, and be a Mutant, im screwed in more ways than one.Norikio, i just need some disinfectant and gauze, i'll be fine."
>[ ] No hospitals.>[ ] Write in.“No hospitals.” You mutter.Noriko is the first to protest, leaning in over the stove and frowning deeply at your baked limbs.“John, just look at your hands, they’re”– “No hospitals!” You nearly hiss, clenching your firsts – much to your own displeasure. You take a moment to just breathe. “Look, even if they don’t ship me off to a camp, and even if they actually treat me, we don’t have nearly enough money to pay for a visit to the ER. I know this may come as a surprise to you guys, but there are downsides to being homeless.” You let a little bile slip into your voice at the end there. You honestly – you honestly feel like you’re talking to children, sometimes. In a way you are. They haven’t lived this life like you have. They don’t know just how fucked up and sick the flatscans can get. An uncomfortable, vaguely belligerent silence settles in. Laura slides the plate toward you, offering you her gloves. “Put these on. You can eat with your hands.” >[ ] Accept. >[ ] Just go to sleep. You’ll eat in the morning. >[ ] Mutter that this is a load of bullshit. You need to work tomorrow.>[ ] Write in.
>>28177744>[X] No hospitals. You don’t trust hospitals.>"I heal fast. Maybe not as fast as you, Laura, but still pretty fast."
>>28177953>[ ] Accept. "Thanks"
>>28177953>[X] Accept>"Some dinner and rest and I should be fine."
>>28177967We don't *KNOW* about our healing factor yet seeing as we haven't used it once ever since we got it.
>>28177953>[x] Accept. >[x] Write in."sorry I snapped at you guys. Its I feel like shit and I have to go work tomorrow. We need that $60. And people can be real assholes. I was almost immolated on my first day in NYC.
>>28178008Laura did note we heal at an accelerated rate.
>>28178008We know we've got a little (rank one) from before, I think Laura even commented on it once. Rank 2's gonna surprise us.
>>28178025>>28178035Oh, allrighty then, must have missed it.
>>28178035Can you tell me which thread this was in?
>>28178075#13in the getaway van after we diplomanced Spidey.
>>28178075I think it was the one during the van ride with Laura, where she came up with the idea that our power is adaptation and fondled our hands.
>>28178091>“You’ve also developed the ability to emit electricity, and, though you may not have noticed it, your manual dexterity has increased significantly. Your physical strength, too.”No mention of our healing factor.
>>28178115Hay spoiler that last part you freak.
>>28178143I regret nothing but the fact it has only happened once more since then. She knows what she did. Right behind the getaway driver too.
>>28178115http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27678259/Couldn't find any mention of the healing on 13th thread.
>[X] Accept. >[X] Write in.“Thanks.” You mumble, a little taken a back at yourself, and maybe a little winded by the silence. Getting them on is hell – feels like razors against your skin (or lack of skin, you guess) – but they help you manoeuvre the steaming strips of chicken from the plate to your mouth. They’re grossly lacking in the salt department and somebody hasn’t quite gotten the hang of the spices, but your stomach doesn’t care. “They are somewhat right.” Laura notes, quietly. “If your accelerated healing cannot handle the strain, a professional will be required to treat this. Under coercion, if necessary.” Right. Urgh. You’re not sure you like the idea of… well, actually, you’re not sure what she’s implying there. You guess she means you might have to kidnap a doctor. “Alright.” You sigh. “Sorry about snapping back there. I feel like shit and I have to work tomorrow, hands or no hands. And believe me – people can be some real assholes.” >[ ] Discuss something other [write in] >[ ] Finish up your food and rest.
>>28178164She's one of those lab creations that becomes some sort pervert isn't she.
>>28178179>[ ] Discuss something other [write in]Ask Laura if she knows any like, back alley plastic surgeons or shit like that, just somebody that could fix our hands up a little bit.
>>28178179>[x] Discuss something other [write in] "I know you guys' night wasn't as interesting as mine, but humor anyway.">[x] Finish up your food and rest.
>>28178175Might have been one of the others. I figured the one where she went into the most comprehensive list of our powers was a safe bet. Still, we would have at least noticed it ourselves, given the assorted injuries (minor and otherwise) we've picked up and healed over.
>>28178179>Finish and restNeed that beauty rest
>>28178179>[ ] Finish up your food and rest.Getting too tired for this shit
>>28178215Well the thing is, we haven't exactly picked anything noticeable before.
>>28178143I've got your spoiler right here.
>>28178212I'll back this.
>>28178247Our Invisibilty induced semi-aneurysm?
>>28178259tonight's dream. Starring Laura
>>28178266Yes, but considering normal people don't have invisibility induced aneurysms, it's kinda hard to compare it to anybody. It's not exactly an indicator of healing factor.
Rolled 16>>28178248>>28178269Rolling for fetish, may or may not be JJ's.
inb4 we wake up in a ring of fire or grow some horns or someshit during the night.
>>28178329Magic black fire wings
>>28178404Wouldn't say no to that.
>>28178404With extra spikes. Made of fire!
>>28178266Maybe its psychosomatic. Remember when Laura suggested our powers aren't finished cooking and our invisibility stemmed from our desire to just disappear? Well maybe since we chose fight over flight, we jettisoned it maybe. Just speculating.
>>28178456Look at this faggot. Not brave enough to look like some kind of hell-spawn in public?
>>28178456If somebody asks just tell them "Don't be silly, magic doesn't exist." That or we just turn them invisible.
>>28178504Everyone just ignores them like, Death in Discworld, because they don't want to see them.
>>28178430being a Gamma level mutant sucks ass man, lets not.
>[X] Discuss something other.>[X] Finish up your food and rest.“Right… I know your night wasn't as interesting as mine, but humour me anyway.”You finish your food as they spin a rousing tale out of getting home, dousing Kevin’s swollen eye with snow, and sort of milling about before putting food on. Eventually you find yourself swooning in and out of proper cognisance, and decided to call it for the night, slouching over to the sofa and pulling a duvet over yourself. You don’t sleep so much as drift. The pain in your hands is too sharp, too grating, to let you seep away into the miasma of nothingness that waits beyond dreaming. So instead you balance between waking and sleeping, the world not shrinking way, but becoming cloudy and indistinct, like so much mist. Shadows move on the edge of perception, dancing from form to form. There are sounds but they stretch over time and space, sometimes shrinking, sometimes swelling, something bursting out into thousands of tiny, muttering pinpricks. Your sister sits beside you, or maybe Laura, or maybe nobody. In your more conscious moments you assert to yourself that this must be where the dead go when there is nowhere else – not memory, or thought, but not action or substance or flesh. You imagine that you can feel them, close but ever fading, seething desperately against the walls of the universe. Eventually, you find yourself being shaken, the material world clamouring into focus around you. The light has changed. Kevin kneeling beside the sofa, periodically tugging at your shoulder. Your mouth feels funny.>[ ] “What is it?” >[ ] “What’s the time?”>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>[ ] Write in.>>28178248>Only_God_Forgives.gif
>>28178534but they already that to us, we're a homeless vagrant.
>>28178538Well, we were on our way to that direction seeing that we've got scales, elf ears and mystical eyes.
>>28178311It's so fucking crazy how hot these gifs are. I don't get it. What... what is this feeling? What's the equivalent of lust, but for lovey-dovey shit like holding hands, resting your chin in the crook of her neck, falling asleep in each other's arms, etc?
>>28178571>>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”
>>28178571>what's the time?>my mouth feels funny.
>>28178571>>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”Did I swallow a bug?
Just a reminder that our powers are locked out.
>>28178571>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”I knew a guy who used to jerk off into someone's mouth if they ever passed out at a party. He got arrested.
>>28178571>[x] “What is it?”please tell me one of them won the lottery. and not Shirley Jackson's The Lottery. One of the good ones, like the Powerball
>>28178571>[ ] “What is it?”
>>28178538Most people would already classify you as a Gamma Level mutant. You have potentially powerful abilities but find it hard to mingle with normal humans due to disfiguring physical traits.
>>28178571>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”
>>28178631Well...Fuck, we are at least hiding it well enough right?
>>28178717of course we are fellow human!
>>28178717Hiding our eyes and wearing covering clothing, yup. But now we've got claws at will.
>>28178717Glasses hide the eyes, hood/hats hide the ears, scales aren't all over the body yet. We can hide it, but at closer look we're easily found out. Also, inb4 AAAH! ITTSU GOJIRAA!!
pls tell me we are not breathing fire and we did not just burn down the derelict building with our snoring
>>28178750We got invisibility, i'm surprised we haven't tried to make those parts invisible.
>>28178757Good thing we sent Laura to find another place to stay eh?
So what do you guys think we got?Also while we wait, guess what is coming back.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLLfLicS6M
>[X] “My mouth feels funny.”“My mouth feels funny.” You declare, as this is important information. Also, your mouth does feel really funny. Just talking is… weird. “Okay…” Kevin seems to stop to consider it for a brief few seconds. “That’s nice, I guess. But it’s time to get up. Work and stuff, right?” You groan, flailing half-blindly for purchase. Eventually to get yourself up, and feel at your jaw experimentally. Something’s off. You can stop licking the inside of your own mouth, like you quite don’t recognize it or something.You check your hands, and are surprised to find that they’re not… that… bad. They still hurt, and the skin is covered in vicious, reddened scars, but the fact that there’s any skin at all is an immense improvement over last night. They move better, too.“I was, uh, thinking of tagging along today.” Kevin says, interrupting himself with a quiet yawn. “I figured, hey, why not go get the same job? We’re almost squared with that Creeper guy, right, so what’s the harm?”Huh. You hadn’t thought of that.>[ ] “That’s not a bad idea.”>[ ] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”>[ ] “I dunno, I don’t trust Creeper at all.”>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>[ ] Write in.
>>28178824>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>[ ] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”
>>28178824>>[ ] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”
>>28178824>>[ ] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”"Because, uh, I'm pretty sure they will be."
>>28178824>>[ ] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”>>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>>[ ] Write in.Where are the others kevin.
>>28178824>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”
>>28178824>[x] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”>[x] “My mouth feels funny.”and not haha funny.>[x] Write in.find a mirror or reflective surface.
>>28178824>>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”
>>28178850only organic stuff.
>>28178824>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>[ ] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”he should be fine if straps on some gloves with Velcro or something.
>>28178850He wears gloves.I more concerned of the possibility of him and Noriko being a headline.
>>28178824[x] Look at your hands, "Well, how bout that."[x] "I've not a bad idea Kevin, Buuuut, wont your powers be a problem? You've been working on it, but thats still Hours out there, bumping into people."
>>28178863This, but we trust Kevin, he is a good kid when not a junkie.
>>28178870>>28178898What is being in close quarters to large numbers of people, where at any moment you might accidentally get your face shoved into someone's neck?
>>28178824>[X] “That’s not a bad idea.”"But this is still to close to that time you got into that scrape. Might want to let the heat die down first."
>>28178854>>28178863These two work for me and can be said at the same time.
>>28178905>t you might accidentally get your face shoved into someone's neck?now your reaching, plus all he needs to do is cover his lower face.
>>28178940Which is fine since we'll be outside in cold as all balls NY.
>>28178824yea thanks I could uz the help
>>28178910Because that was what, yesterday? The whole reason we might want to move and all? Noriko zapped in a store, Laura sniktbubbed a guy, Kevin withered a dude (slightly, as in non lethal)
>>28178955Hmmm.... I don't see the problem if we cover him up properly so skin contact upon bumping on people is almost impossible. Muffler and a hat is a must. If we lack these then it's a no-go.
>>28178968Good pointWe don't want to taze a bitch
>>28179053Gloves even more so. On another note the one I brought up a bit earlier hasn't Kevin been on camera with 2 other mutants severely injuring humans within the past day or so?
Any speculations of what could be our mutant codename?
>[X] “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?”>[X] “My mouth feels funny.”Still, you have your reservations. “You sure your powers won’t be a problem?” He shrugs. “Well, I wear gloves.” A tired grin stretches across his face. “I mean, unless chucking newspapers actually involves lots of people going out of their way to touch up your face, I shouldn’t be looking at any skin contact.” This is true. Nobody wants to touch the hoboflesh (you don’t blame them. They don’t know where you’ve been, but you do). Kevin is a relatively benign and, admittedly, kind of pretty hobo, but a hobo nonetheless. Which means that, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he might as well be covered in bubonic puss.“My mouth feels funny…” You repeat, feeling at the back of your teeth with your tongue. Something is definitely amiss. “Anyhow, I guess you’re right.” You heave yourself off the sofa. Noriko is still asleep, as is Layla. Laura appears to be… doing yoga? Something that involves stretching.“Cool. Your hands look better, by the way.”>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>[ ] “I still don’t think it’s a great idea.” [insert reasoning]>[ ] “Alright then, let’s go.” >[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>[ ] Write in.
>>28179148>Any speculations of what could be our mutant codename?I was thinking Ghost or Specter.
>>28179154Look for a mirror or something and check your mouth
>>28179154>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”I'm gonna pick this option as long as you offer it.
>>28179154>[X] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>[X] "Alright then, let's go."
>>28179137HOLY SHITShe was with Laura thenThis means they're going to be targeting him as well.The only person who can walk alone in the town in a place with cameras safely is us because they don't know what we look like.
>>28179154>>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>>[ ] Write in.Look in a mirror.
>>28179154>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>[ ] “I still don’t think it’s a great idea.” ["The very recent scuffle where that guy lost part of his hand."] "Maybe we should wait a bit more? Make sure everything's kosher and whatnot?"
>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”
>>28179154>yeah, they feel better too.>my mouth feels funny. Can't place why though.
>>28179154>>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>>[ ] “My mouth feels funny.”>>[ ] Write in."are you absolutely nobody from that little 7/11 incident could ID you? Did they have security cameras?">>28179162I nominate "The Outdoorsman"
>>28179162Spook.>>28179203"We need to get more changes of clothes too."
>>28179203>I nominate "The Outdoorsman"Maybe.Let's get as many possible good names and then vote on them.
>>28179203>7/11 in New York.>Not having cameras.Probably not that lucky.
>>28179203yes his is sorta important
>>28179180thirded.>>28179203I'm more leaning towards our group name being the outsiders, and i feel like our code name would include lizards in it.
>>28179203>>28179180these two work, and i like i said before can be done at the same time.
>>28179245>Nowhere man?De Bobbum Man
>>28179267or go with the classics and call ourselves the invisible man.
>>28179154>>[ ] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>>[ ] “I still don’t think it’s a great idea.” [insert reasoning]after that incident at the store, I think it would be a good idea for you to lay low for a while.
>>28179309Eh, give him a scarf, he will be fine
>>28179319I like it.
I like the Lizard-elf"Is that you Lizard elf?""Don't be silly, everybody knows that Lizard elves don't exist."
>>28179299Or, as the Japanese say, Eruerufu.
>>28179345its so 80's it hurts
>[X] “Yeah. They feel better too.”>[X] “My mouth feels funny.”>[X] Write in.“Yeah, they”– You pause, rooting around for the source of the funky in your mouth. –“They feel better, too. I guess I heal faster than I thought.” Another $60 every day or so certainly wouldn’t go amiss. There is one problem, however, that nearly slipped your mind. “What about that 7/11 trouble last night? You’re sure you weren’t on camera?” Argh what is that wrong feeling? Are you lisping slightly? “I’m pretty sure Nori blew them out, man.” Oh, right, that makes sense. “Everything electrical in that store pretty much went up in smoke. I guess someone could recognize me, but most of those guys should be in hospital, right?” “True.” He doesn’t really stand out, either. There’s no doubt a police report floating about right now with his description all over it, but ‘dark haired teen’ isn’t exactly going to bring the furious gaze of the law bearing down upon you. “My mouth feels fu– ack!” You wheel about as a set of small fingers grasp a hold of your jaw, manoeuvring you around and bringing you face to face with Laura. You guess she’s not doing her stretchy thing anymore. She peers into your mouth, her eyes set into a vaguely annoyed expression.“You’ve regained a pair of teeth on the left side of your mouth.” Oh.>[ ] “Oh. Cool.” >[ ] “That’s weird. Why now?”>[ ] Write in.
>>28179452>[ ] “Oh. Cool.”"Thanks for telling me, Laura."Then go on to our job.
>>28179452>[ ] “Oh. Cool.” >[ ] “That’s weird. Why now?”
>>28179452>>[ ] “Oh. Cool.”>[ ] Write in.Kev, better not risk it.
>>28179452>[ ] “That’s weird. Why now?”
>>28179452>>[ ] “Oh. Cool.” >>[ ] “That’s weird. Why now?”I forgot that crusty told us we would get our teeth back last thread.
>>28179452>[x] “Oh. Cool.” guess today is my lucky day.
>>28179485Tell him we should at least give it a day or so.
>>28179452>>[ ] “Oh. Cool.” >>[ ] “That’s weird. Why now?”Well i just woke up my roommate, because of the teeth part.
I >>28179485>>28179502I still think he will be fine.How long have they been cooped up now?
>>28179590It's been about a day after the incident. We should give it more time
>>28179590Well, we just had a family outing where they wrecked a 7/11 yesterday. They've been let out recently.
>>28179452>[ ] “Oh. Cool.”>[ ] “That’s weird. Why now?”
>>28179615Since we took them in, not since yesterday. No video, no reason to stay in.
>>28179648There's the possibility we might bump into one of the guys from before. Don't want to risk that.
>>28179648We don't know there's no video for sure, hell, it could've been on this morning's news for all we know. Besides, yesterday counts as since we've taken them in.
>[X] “Oh. Cool.” >[X] “That’s weird. Why now?”“Oh.” You pretty much have to force it out. Laura’s grip is surprisingly strong for such a tichy small person. “Cool.” Still, this does beg the question…“That’s kinda weird. Why now?” She pauses in consideration – though, you can’t help but notice, doesn’t let go of your jaw. Kevin appears to have stepped back in a very much “you on your own bro” fashion, giving the two of you a wide berth.“Perhaps your healing factor has accelerated to accommodate your injured state.” She smiles, very faintly. Maybe a little wryly. “I suppose we can add another question to the mystery that is John Green.”Hah. >[ ] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”>[ ] “So, uh, Kevin, I think we should just wait a day or two. Cool?” >[ ] “Could the answer to this big mystery possibly be that I’m just lucky? Have you considered that?”>[ ] Write in.
>>28179672The guys in the hospital after getting cut up by Laura?Unlikely.
>>28179672They are all in the hospital or in police custody.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmHIMKkCqFYWhat we have to worry about is the creeper and lauras handlers finding out.
>>28179686>>[ ] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”
>>28179686>[ ] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”
>>28179686>[ ] Write in."Any new theories or just more questions?"
>>28179686[ ] “So, uh, Kevin, I think we should just wait a day or two, just to be safe. Cool?” >[ ] “Could the answer to this big mystery possibly be that I’m just lucky? I got to meet you after all. Have you considered that?” too flirty?
>>28179686>>[ ] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”This is a given
>>28179686>"You know, if you dont't let go of my face, then I can't leave">"Anyway, time is money,">time to get back to the Mystery of Peter Parker.
>>28179686>“You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”
>>28179686>>[x] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”>>[x] “So, uh, Kevin, I think we should just wait a day or two. Cool?”I'd like the extra cash flow too, but I think we've all had enough excitement last night. Just wait one day. I'm probably just being paranoid, but ounce of prevention, pound of cure.
>>28179686so, you going to let me go or, do something to my mouth?
>>28179765You being too paranoid, i'm more worried about lauras handlers since they are looking for her.
>>28179686>>[ ] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”Also ask her if her handlers will find out about yesterdays incident.
I'll be a few minutes longer than usual this time, guys. Need to put food on.
>>28179782They're included in the paranoia. Wanna keep Kev, Nori, layla, and Laura in a group together if they do try something.then again.... what if trigger scent....
>>28179831>what if trigger scentexplain, you lost me.
>>28179831Yeah, I guess we are keeping Layla then. Unless we find some way to drop her back off, which we should probably look into.
>>28179831>Wanna keep Kev, Nori, layla, and Laura in a groupthats actually bad since they don't know about them, so keeping them close to her will. Also keeping them close to laura will forced her to protect them and have them used as pawns against her is a possibility.
>>28179874Trigger scent means Laura will go into kill mode and will not give a single fuck who you are, she will try to kill you. Which is why I was sorta hoping we picked pheromone control at some point so we could negate the trigger scent.
>>28179874Weapon X's newer projects have olfactory receptors that trigger some sort of blood frenzy. Basically, they have a spray-on cologne that makes Laura kill everybody.
>>28179932should have mentioned it or advocated for it even if its first level is shit and its second isn't much of an improvement.(its a better ability than claws.)>>28179960I'm surprised no has mentioned it until now if its such an important thing.
>>28179976Yea, I really ought to have mentioned to be perfectly honest, but the thing is I don't think we'll ever see us getting it high enough to perform that. You see, I think we'd need like lvl 4 to do it.
>>28179976Laura mentioned it once, iirc, and we've discussed it in one of the earlier threads. Honestly, Laura is so chill and helpful that the darker side of the Weapon X plot hasn't come up yet. Hopefully, we won't see it again for a while, because we can't possibly fight anything that they would send to capture Laura. That'd be like trying to fight a sentinel.
>>28180036>because we can't possibly fight anything that they would send to capture LauraWe managed to incapacitate Kimura. Or at least stun her a bit before running the fuck away.
>>28180036well the little incident from yesterday will alert them, since they would have expected her to leave the city by now.That is until they hear a case of a mutant attack where this guy got his hand/fingers cut cleaned(which is a huge hint) off by this mutant girl who new how to fight.I vote we move the fuck away from the area.
>>28180036 So we need to buff strength and electotouch so we can toss lighting at her.
>>28180075We didn't do shit, we got a lucky 20.
>>28179976I like claws. They give us some flavour and I'm sure they'll come in handy again. I doubt we should put anymore points into it though.
Back. Sorry about that little wait there.>[X] “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”>[X] “So, uh, Kevin, I think we should just wait a day or two. Cool?” “You know, if you don’t let go of my face, I can’t leave.”Her fingers detach slowly. “Sides, I have another mystery to unravel.” You say, partly to yourself. She raises an eyebrow. You are, of course, referring to the Mystery of Peter Parker, probable mutant and Daily Bugle intern. “So, uh, Kevin…” You turn to face him, slipping Laura’s gloves back on. You gotta find a new pair. “I think should just wait a day or two. Cool?” He shrugs.“Guess so. I don’t exactly mind going back to sleep.” …That almost makes you want to change your mind. But you don’t, and after saying goodbye, you head out. Checking your watch, you see that it’s 6:07 – plenty of time to make your way over.>[ ] Go straight to the Bugle.>[ ] Stop to buy new gloves.>[ ] Stop for a quick breakfast.>[ ] Write in.
>>28180146they got changed to be better, but i personally liked the version where they changed into cross bolts,
>[ ] Stop for a quick breakfast.We hungry nigga
>>28180160>[x] Go straight to the Bugle.what is hunger level crusty?
>>28180160Do we have any gloves at the moment?
>>28180160>>[ ] Stop to buy new gloves.>>[ ] Stop for a quick breakfast.>>[ ] Write in.Ask Luara if she thinks the people after her will notice.
>>28180191Laura lent us her'swe should get a new pair after work
>>28180146Eh, the claws got changed a bit. We can slice through steel at lvl 2 so that's something. lvl 5 claws could be used to conduit our invisibility, effectively making us cloaking device dispensers if we get lvl 4 invisibility.Still not updated at pastebin though.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28054059/#p28059785
>>28180160>[ ] Stop for a quick breakfastThe gloves we have should do, unless we're leaking blood into them or something.
>>28179932You'd honestly have needed a very high level of it before it'd be effective there.The triggers scent thing isn't a basic chemical response. Laura has been conditioned to associate that scent with extreme pain/fear, triggering a berserk state.
>>28180212I didn't update it since crusty implied that he made one of his own, but i will if you want.
>>28180218we have no gloves anon.
if we get trigger scented we just need to wash it off.jump in a river or something
>>28180253Yeah we do, Laura handed us hers last night.
>>28180273AND WE JUST GAVE THEM BACK.
>>28180160>gloves, subway for breakfast (their sunrise melt is OP for protein to $ ratio if it's 5 or 6 right now. Then max the veggies and sauce...plus free coffee with a footling breakfast special....if that is a thing that happens in the marvel u?
>>28180306no, we put them back on our hands
>>28180229Yea, that's why I presume you'd need lvl 4 to pull it off.Still, it would be a massive kick in the teeth. "You'll never believe what the hobo did this time?""What, did he learn to shit cinnamon buns?""He made his own counter version of the trigger scent.""...he did what?"
>>28180306>“So, uh, Kevin…” You turn to face him, slipping Laura’s gloves back on. You gotta find a new pair.It dinnae it look like it. They maybe girl's gloves, possibly with claw slits, but we're wearing some.
breakfast (real quick like McDonalds)then workand then finally newgloves
>>28180369>>28180320>>28180339I stand corrected, but i swear i remember we giving the gloves back.
>>28180362Yep. Gloves for us, maybe some new gloves for Laura too? To make up for hers being full of burn-healing leftovers?
>>28180229>>28179452fyi Crusty, Americans say "in the hospital," you guys say "in hospital."2English5me.
If we ever get invisibility level 5, i would love doing this to some one.
>>28180645Run into a glass door? Be a glass door that gets run into?
>>28180547>mfw Americlaps call Mind Talky can't Walky "Professor X"
>>28180676Make a glass door invisible?
>>28180676Cause some one to run into a wall or door.
I want flight
>>28180711>not super strengthFlight is over rated
>>28180728It's...hypnotizing and nauseating at the same time.
Urgh got pulled away again. Sorry guys.>[X] Go straight to the Bugle.>[X] Stop for a quick breakfast.The snow seems to have let up for now. You head out toward the Bugle, stopping occasionally to appreciate how truly tired you are. It takes you a little longer than usual to get out of the scar, and you’re not far into the squawking bustle of New York before you find yourself growing weary of the crowds. You felt alright when you left, but maybe it’s mental fortitude you’re lacking right now, and the constant jabber of the city is pressing in on it. Why couldn’t your hyperactive X-gene have spat out something really useful? Like teleportation. Right now you’d give pretty much anything short of your dick to just click your heels and be at the Bugle. You stop briefly to grab a sandwich, eating it on your way. You barely taste it but it fills a hole. >Hunger Level: 2>Current Funds: $80.50Eventually you find yourself, once again, before the doors to the Bugle. You try to pull yourself up out of the permanent slouch you seem to be adopting and walk in. >[ ] Just get your papers and find your spot.>[ ] Ask after Peter. >[ ] See if you can sniff out Peter.>[ ] Write in.
>>28180711eh i rather have max invisibility and senses.
>>28180728Nothing moves the Blob! phooey!
>>28180771>>[ ] Ask after Peter. >>[ ] See if you can sniff out Peter.
>>28180771>[x]I'm pretty sure we Nose where he'll be.
>>28180771>>[ ] Ask after Peter.This first. Then we do our job.
>>28180771>anything short of your dickI'm glad we have our priorities straight.
>>28180771>Just get your papers and find your spot.
>>28180771>[ ] Just get your papers and find your spot.>[ ] Ask after Peter.
>>28180075With a lucky 20, we managed to temporarily inconvenience a mutate whose powerset is exclusively defensive, and escape because she didn't even bother trying to chase us. Also, she's not even close to the most dangerous thing the Weapon X program could send our way.
>>28180766>>28180781It is strangely hypnotizing huh.>>28180771>>[ ] See if you can sniff out Peter.>>[ ] Write in.See if we can actually see him.
>>28180771>>>[X] Ask after Peter. >>>[X] See if you can sniff out Peter.
>>28180771>[x] Just get your papers and find your spot.>[x] See if you can sniff out Peter.no need to be weird.....well weird through talking
>>28180771>[ ] See if you can sniff out Peter.>[ ] Ask after Peter.
>>28180856he was looking for us yesterday and we need to talk to him, plus he has the weird talent of being somewhere when he is not supposed to be there.
>>28180854W...why? What is this for?
>>28180854Oh god, ew, why, jesus.
>>28180771>ask where Peter is>do not out yourself as a fucking mutant by sniffing around and miraculously finding him somewhere deep in the building.
>>28180876>>28180884Never seen some one being flexible before?
>>28180899you make it sound like we are acting like a dog, plus we did the same thing yesterday and we didn't act like that.
>>28180903Just. Wondering what purpose the gif served in this context. And also that flexible isn't even sexytimes nice.
>>28180992Oh it was hypnotizing as well since you can't look away.
>>28181029Nope, I looked away very quickly. The other one, I merely wanted to look away.
>[X] Ask after Peter. “Hey, Vanessa!” You approach the front desk, waving a little. She glances up at you. “Can I help you?” “Uh, yeah.” You hate doing this. You’ve explained it already, but it just seems… weird. “Know if Parker’s around? I was supposed to meet him today.” “Oh, no, dear.” Urk. You hope you didn’t, like, out him unintentionally or some shit. Or drive him away. That’d be ultimate irony. “He doesn’t usually come in today. You’ll have to catch up tomorrow.” You breathe out a very covert sight of relief. “Well, thanks.” You wave again and head off, picking up your stack and making your way to the exit.Though… the thought hits you, just as you make to leave, that you could still check out the Bugle’s employee information. Find out where you can track him down to. It wouldn’t be hard. >[ ] Go hand out papers.>[ ] Fade out, root around.>[ ] Check today’s headline.>[ ] Write in.>>28180854See, this is why muties belong in camps. They're so gross.
>>28181060>>[ ] Fade out, root around.
>>28181060>[ ] Go hand out papers.>[ ] Check today's headline.
>>28181060>[ ] Go hand out papers.>[ ] Check today’s headline.
>>28181060>>[ ] Go hand out papers.>>[ ] Check today’s headline.>>[ ] Write in.Tell vanessa to tell peter we wanted to talk about something.
>>28181060>Check today’s headline.And since that should only take ten seconds>Go hand out papers.
>>28181095This works for me, we do need to talk to him and i don't want to run into spider man on our next job acting like we broke a promise.
>>28181097Exactly. Plus it's probably relevant since we're prompted to do so.
>>28181060>>[ ] Go hand out papers.>>[ ] Check today’s headline
>>28181060>[ ] Go hand out papers.>[ ] Check the morning headlineHave we asked Vanessa previously for Parker's email? I feel like it might be good to have especially if we can find a way to get guest access to on of the Bugle's computers.
>>28181095"Well, if you see him, tell him i was looking for him? I'll be on my route if he wants to find me."
>>28181095This works, but tell her that we would like to talk to peter tomorrow and to tell him to wait for us.
>>28181095>>[x] Go hand out papers.>>[x] Check today’s headline.>>[x] Write in.Tell vanessa to tell peter we wanted to talk about something.
>>28181120>>28181095Yeah this is how you do it.
>>28181120Yeah, mention this too.
>>28181119Or maybe a public library? Might be more likely for us to be able to use one of those.
>>28181153Unless muties are banned from the library.
>>28181095Tell her that Peter asked to interview us for a school project and we kind of reacted badly because...well...it's not like we're proud of being homeless or having destroyed our own life... But later we reallized that, well, Peter's a good guy and this might be our only chance to really honestly talk about everything with someone that won't judge us for it. (scratch the back of our neck sheepishly) Anyway, just tell him when he gets in tomorrow that we're willing to talk. Please?
>>28181095I don't want to come off too strong.After a certain point we'll probably seem pretty creepy, which isn't a good look to have.
>>28181188Do they have scanners at the door? Sentinels posts? Could we just ghost in and hopefully not get caught?
>>28181188Kinda doubt the Bugle has computers for non-work or paper boys.
>>28181202we are a hobo we are creepy enough.>>28181199Too complicated o a lie and it relies on him going along with the lie.
>>28181202Like we are a homeless person, before anyone forgets.
>>28181199>>28181220just say we blew him off last time and feel bad about it. We don't even know what its about.
>>28181199Bit much. Best to just be simple, no need to lie, just say we wanted to get back to him about something.
>>28181220>too complicatedProbably, but hobo's lie out of desperation, mental illness or for a host of other reasons all the time. True it doesn't help us at all in the long run (ha, with all Laura's problems we really need to skip town soon) but its the only explanation I think she'd buy that I've been able to come up with since last thread.
>>28181249Yep, we were in a hurry and he needed to get to class. Not much time to talk and all that.
>>28181060>[x] Go hand out papers.no need to fail a stealth roll and lose our job retards.
>>28181307>no need to fail a stealth roll and lose our job retards.I know!
>>28181307who voted for looking through the shit.
>>28181329Wren, but he likes to take risks so...
>>28178190We can only hope.
>>28178190first comes the body hairthen the cigar smokingthen hatred for Scott Summersthen she'll call us "Jean!" during...
>>>[x] Go hand out papers.>>>[x] Check today’s headline.
Big write up or heem sleepy?
>>28181558>Big write up or heem sleepy?Considering it is nearly midnight Britbong time, I think both.
>>28181465James, Jean both start with a J
>[X] Go hand out papers.>[X] Check today’s headline.>[X] Write in.You pause briefly on your way out.“Hey, uh, one more thing.” Vanessa glances back up from… whatever it is desk people do when nobody’s shouting about appointments or whatever. “Mind telling him I was around?” She smiles lopsidedly and nods. You say thanks and head off, mostly just glad that you didn’t scare Parker away from the Bugle. You heft up your stack, the weight pressing down on the sore flesh under your gloves, prompting a cringe or two, and head towards your spot. You make it over there in a little under half an hour, taking your usual place near the mouth of the station, where the storm of morning commuters is already brewing. As you untie the string keeping your pile together, you glance at today’s headline and your jaw slackens. “MUTANT HERO SAVES ORPHANAGE” You’re not fancy enough for coffee, so you mostly just spit out air (maybe a little saliva). Holy shit. You read on. The article doesn’t mention demons, but it does say that a ‘dangerous superhuman’ – possibly a psychic of some – attacked Sacred Tree orphanage late last night. Apparently, this nefarious villain was thwarted by a mysterious Good Samaritan, most likely a mutant. “He distracted the monster while the children got to safety. I’m almost certain he was a mutant.” Says Sarah Haller, 22-year-old medical student volunteering at the orphanage. “He had funny ears.” Are the words of one of the orphanage’s tenants, whose name has been redacted. Apparently, this mysterious hero wasn't wearing a mask, but was willing to put his life on the line either way. His description has been handed over to the police and they are continuing their investigation of the incident.God damn. You hope other papers have been as generous with their vocabulary. Still, you’ll have to go over it in detail later, after you’re done here. >Roll for PAPER PUSHING YAAAAAAY. >D20
By the way do we have a wooden gun in case we run into Magneto?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5-JVvCrGC8
Rolled 18>>28181593We're famous!
Rolled 4>>28181593is this real life?
Rolled 7>>28181593Still feel people noticing us might be a bad thing.
Rolled 6MYSTERIOUS LIZARD ELF APPEARS! READ ALL ABOUT IT.
>>28181593>“MUTANT HERO SAVES ORPHANAGE” I love the Bugle. Happy goodfeels. On the other claw the police has our description. Goddammit.
>>28181593and what does the Bugle have to say about Spiderman?
>>28181639It's ok, we're not so easily caught.
>>28181593buy a copy for ourselves.give it to the gang when they again asked what happened.
>>28181653SPIDERMAN SHOOTS AN ELDERLY COUPLE!
>>28181653He's responsible or working with the guy responsible, most likely.
>>28181691SPIDER-MAN HAS TERRIBLE ACNE!
>>28181653"Dangerous superhuman (possibly spiderman) attacks orphanage."
>>28181728no no noWas Spider-man working with the Dangerous Superhuman?
>>28181749Spiderman gives no comment.
>>28181613>18>great successTime flies. The initial spree of commuters keeps up longer than usual, and you find yourself almost struggling to keep pace. By the time the morning rush is over with you’re down to your last few papers, and it’s not long before the steady ebb and flow of everyday travellers diminish their number to just one. One, which, current events being what they are, you’ve decided to keep to yourself. Tucking the final paper away under your jacket, you glance at your watch.8:30. Record time, pretty much. You guess the villainous Paperstack was no match for a big time Mutant Hero. Though, that said, you can’t help but wonder why the Bugle would put such a… positive spin on events. They’re constantly lashing into every cape, cowl, or masked mystery man to so much as put a foot wrong in New York. You’re pretty sure you did quite a few things wrong – someone like Iron Man would’ve done a way better job, and the paper never cuts him and slack.>[ ] Go get paid. >[ ] Go shopping for gloves.>[ ] Go shopping for [insert].>[ ] Write in.
>>28181858>>[ ] Go get paid. >>[ ] Go shopping for gloves.
>>28181593You wanna sell pictures, use something that catches peoples eyes and wants them to know more!We've got some good Samaritan mutants it seems? That blow it up, Front page stuffWhats that? People might object to giving good publisity to mutants? Funny, i dont see your name on this desk, pack your things. You're fired.
>>28181858>>[ ] Go get paid. >>[ ] Go shopping for gloves.>[ ] Write in.see if we can sniff out peter
>>28181858>[ ] Go get paid.
>>28181653Probably some shit about HYDRA.>>28181465>then she'll call us "Jean!" during...My fucking sidesssss. You actually put a sizeable delay in that last post.
>>28181858My roll did it!>[ ] Go get paid. >[ ] Go shopping for gloves.So, should we get Laura replacement gloves too? Since we probably soaked these in burn-heal goo and blood scabs and shit.
>>28181858>[ ] Go get paid. >[ ] Write in.Ask for peter while you get your shekels.
>>28181867Hello? Remember that picture of Spiderman thwarting an art theft in upstate?Throw it out. The picture quality was terrible, and we dont want to piss off our russian readers with one thrown off a roof. I've got another idea.What was that? You already have half of them printed? Funny, i dont recall the caller I.D reading someone who Gives a damn. You're fired.
>>28181908>should we get Laura replacement gloves too?I think that should be a good idea, though we should make sure if we have the money for it.If not, then we'll promise to buy her some later when we can afford it.
>>28181867...He's just being contrary isn't he?
>>28181922>Spider-man thwarting an art theft>Not leading an art theft.
>>28181900And then it gets really awkward, due to our power's subconscious adaptation mechanism."James? Why are you a redhead? ...And female?""I dunno! I just woke up like this!"
>>28181937When a newspaper is talked about then it's doing it's job right.
>>28181858it makes sense JJJ hates masks and people with big egos playing hero. but some random badly oppressed minority guy helping save a burning orphanage from some monster, well there is feel good news seller.also there haven't been orphanages since the 70s>[ ] Go get paid. >[ ] Go shopping for gloves.us and something for LAURA too
We need take one copy home and show it to our hobo family.
>>28181985Mutants For Jesus: Heroic mutant rescues nuns and orphans for exploding building!
>>28181964>We then change back after being splashed with Hot Water.
>>28181934We've got like, $80+, so we should be fine hitting up a Salvation Army or Goodwill for gloves. Maybe spend more on Laura's gloves than ours, but whatever. Nothing impresses bitches like secondhand hand wear.
>>28181858>Get paid - watch out for cops, just in case>Go buy gloves>maybe get a hat for Nori to hide her hair better>maybe grab something for the rest of the gang or just grab food for the group.
>>28182028>Nothing impresses bitches like secondhand hand wear.It's like holding ghost hands with someone you've never met.
>>28182011Infinitely this. Possibly scrounge one from the trash to save money, but yeah.
We need a pair of those cheapo phones with prepaid cards. We can charge them with our fingers.
Wait, since we actually made it to the front page, doesn't this mean that Xavier might become interested in us?
>>28182128Or the Brotherhood.Maybe.
>>28182128>>28182160Well, there is the slim chance we get tapped or noticed by The Avengers or The Defenders.Or maybe we caught Nextwave's interest?
>>28182160I don't think the brother hood supports saving children unless there are confirmed mutants in the bunch. Xavier might be interested, but he's to busy putting out (and starting) fires that he won't have time to follow up on us. We homeless and on our own...
>>28182160I wonder how creeper would react to the news.
>>28182160>>28182128 or the fucking x project.
>>28182206>I don't think the brother hood supports saving children unless there are confirmed mutants in the bunch.I'm just saying that there's a mutant who took down a psychic intruder and managed to save orphans from a burning building at the same time.He's a mutant who can get shit done under pressure, so the Brotherhood might be interested.
I sure am glad we're using stealth powerset.
>[X] Go get paid. >[X] Go shopping for gloves.Gotta get that money. You make your way back to the Bugle, a little more wary of cops than usual, but feeling something vaguely like a spark of self-worth sputtering up somewhere in your chest. Thank you, J Jonah Jameson. You are quite possibly not such a bad guy. You get there a minute or two before nine, collect your money, and head off. >Current Funds: $140.50Remembering that the gloves you’re wearing are loaners – horrible disgusting loaners that you’ve filled with the vile offscourings of burnt-up mutiehand – you take a short diversion along the local high street, stopping in at one of the various thrift stores you’ve become accustomed to during your time in New York.You drop in to one of the smaller places (less distance to run. Marginally less, but still less) and start sifting about for a nice(ish, you’ll definitely settle for niceish) set of gloves.>RANDOM MOTHERUCKING EVENT ROLL>gimme that D20 boys
>>28182247And I'm just saying that we'd probably get a semi hostile reception from their local contact. The Creeper. Seriously, we need a lower profile.
Rolled 12>>28182303Rolling, nigga.
>>28182308Well, Creeper will probably be looking into whodunit, and he'll likely have a line on a list of mutants in NY.Funny ears will narrow it down.
Rolled 5>>28182303Come on Chet! or Deadpool!
>>28182303>Deadpool disguised as a hobo has tried to infiltrate our hobo family. Laura has been trying to kill him for the past 3 hours...nothing sticks. He's just wearing his costume under a jacket he stole off a hobo, along with a beard he cut off said hobo and glued to his mask. I am calling this now...because why not.
>>28182303Just to confirm, Deadpool is 1 because Deapool Is Number One! Right?
>>28182362Thanks dude. Now he knows we're onto him.
>>28182396but...that will also mean deadpool will know what JJ is going to do before he does it?Shit...this is a fight we can't win...though Deadpool is doing things to stay in the spotlight...he may be willing to play ball with us.Granted just because we're onto him before getting back doesn't mean JJ is.JJ doesn't know shit about most of our discussions.
You saw nothing deadpool.
>>28182467>Crusty having Deadpool talk directly to us. And his thought boxes directly talk to us. Shit gets weird. Especially if he starts talking about Laura's hand-holding fetish. TO HER.
The anticipation is too much
>>28182535I am confused and intrigued by your pic.
>>28182529"Are you insane? Are you talking to voices in your head?""Aaaaaaaaaaand I'm talking to the voices in your head that you can't hear, JJ""I never told you my name,""Details, lets go get chimichangas"
>>28182580>lets go get chimichangas"He has great taste.
>>28182688only if he pays though
>>28182688Chimis are shit tier in anything but mini form.
>>28182706>Chimis are shit tier in anything but mini form.You got those frozen mini-chimichangas for the oven too?
>>28182716Yes, though I usually end up nuking them.
>>28182731>Yes, though I usually end up nuking them.How are they when microwaved? I never tried microwaving them.
Last update for the night, I think, will come soon.
>>28182688>>28182706>>28182716>>28182731>>28182763Soooooo hungry now. I hate you all!
>>28182840>Soooooo hungry now. I hate you all!Bite me.Tss tss
Sorry 'bout the wait. Had to figure out some context for these characters.>>28182309>2Yeah – you grab a pair of fluffy, thoroughly padded gloves hanging around one of the shelves – these’ll do. Not too thick, not too thin. Just about right. You might’ve gone for something with a little more weight to it, but you’re not entirely sure just how much material your… your Spider-Man hands… work through. You don’t want to suddenly find that you’re grounded at exactly the wrong time. Now to pick out a set for Laura. And maybe something Noriko can cover that ridiculous neon hair of hers with? You don't like that just being out in the open.You crouch down, checking some of the lower shelves. Behind you, the bell beside the door rings once, twice, thrice. Sifting through the old tat, you find a bobble hat that looks just about dumb enough to be perfect, and a slimmer pair of gloves to replace the ones you’ve turned into charnel pits. You’re figuring out how much you want to spend when your ears perk up, catching a few select, highly unfavourable words:“…our money, guy. If you don’t, things could get pretty tense in here. You’re catching that drift, right?” The voice is young. And confident. You can smell adrenaline soaking through the air. “Look, I’m not even the owner, I’m a volunteer. This a charity shop, we don’t”– He’s cut off. You hear the quite distinct sound of a scuffle – short one, probably just some grabbing of collars. Petty intimidation, it sounds like.“Well,” the first voice again. “Consider it an act of charity to yourself when you’re digging our money out of that register.” >[ ] Leave quietly.>[ ] Keep listening.>[ ] Turn around, get a look at what’s going on.>[ ] Write in.
>>28182878>>[ ] Turn around, get a look at what’s going on.
>>28182878Archive, when, Crusty?
>>28182878>Turn around, get a look at what’s going on.
>>28182878>>[ ] Keep listening.>>[ ] Turn around, get a look at what’s going on.>>[ ] Write in.go invisible.
>>28182927>go invisible.Security cameras.
>>28182932We don't know if they even have cameras pointed or way.
>>28182927>>28182951>>28182991There are cameras, dumdums. Cameras that have our face on it and will be watching as we disappear.Polite vetoing.
>>28182932ok then get out of view from cameras and then go invisible, but we are already out of view since we are bending down on the floor.
>>28183006>Polite vetoing.Same here. I was >>28182932Also, archive when? We're quite near the end of the line.
>>28182951>Maybe instead we do a skilled beatdown. We are above peak human, and can knock these chuckle heads.
Rolled 10>>28182878>[ ] Turn around, get a look at what’s going on.
>>28183006look.>>28183018>>28182878>You crouch down, checking some of the lower shelves.>>28182303>You drop in to one of the smaller placesShitty cameras confirmed and only aimed at the register too.
>>28182878>leave>fade out>come back in use taze hands
>>28183039I'll back this.
>>28182878OH fuck. Incoming Castle in 3... 2...For now, go invisible.
>>28183107>Incoming CastleOH SHITTHAT'S A POSSIBILITY
>>28183118Fronk Costle, aka The Punisher,But Anon's being silly.Maybe. I'm putting on my raincoat either way.
>>28183118Frank Castle, the Punisher. Kills crooks, and sometimes just people who are somewhat skeevy. Him entering the story would make things grim.
>>28183118FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK...on the other hand, Hey, Frank!
>>28183147So invisible is guaranteed then?
I archived the thread.
>>28183118The punisher has been...normally I'd say "foreshadowed" but in this case I'd say "forewarned" might be more appropriate.
>>28179162Nosferatuand then we get Vampiric Touch ;_;
>>28183152>GrimTry AwesomeHe once shot off a ICBM from a nuclear site in moscow, after killing lods of ruskies.He removed the warhead, and traveled inside it.
>>28183167No I meant an actual raincoat because it's going to be raining blood.
>>28183147>>28183152>>28183165>>28183188I then change my vote to going invisible then if that crazy fuck shows up.
>>28183198I say Grim, because we still have one more favour to do for Creeper.
>>28183198Remember the creeper and how we are sketchy as fuck and have a trained killer as a good friend.
Ugh, whichever of you fucking retards archived this thing done fucked it up. Seriously, are you retarded? Pig fucking Christ.All you had to say was "EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT, MUTANT SAVES ORPHANS!"
>>28183263Meh.I did what I did.
>>28183273There's a special place in hell for people who miscategorize or otherwise bungle archiving.
>>28183290>There's a special place in hell for people who miscategorize or otherwise bungle archiving.I didn't miscategorize anything.We rested and healed, our hands got fucked up and the Punisher may or may not be coming.I was very exact.
>>28183314>the Punisher may or may not be coming.thats where you messed up.
>(1/2)>[X] Listen.>[X] Turn around.You shift subtly, trying not to make yourself conspicuous. For a moment you consider fading out, but these places have security cameras, don’t they? You have your hood and your shades, but with police on the lookout for a mutant matching your description (even if, by some miracle of the human spirit, they just want to pat you on the back), you’re not sure how many chances you want to be taking. Pretending to be interested in whatever crap happens to be strung across the racks in the middle of store, you glance up behind your thankfully entirely reflective glasses. There are three young figures clustered by the desk. The guy at the till is in the clutches of one of them – a tall, dark-haired guy in getup that honestly makes him look a little like he should be pushing Carrie around a few days before she goes nuclear at the prom. It’s just that specific look shared by bullies, jocks and assholes throughout modern (actually, scratch that, this might be a bit of a throwback) media. It’s actually a little unbelievable that anyone really dresses like this.
>>28183263Damn mutants, going about shaving orphans! Something ought to be done about them.
>>28183346The biggest offender, for me, it's :>hand fuckageIt's gross, dry, unnecessarily vulgar.
>>28183314You probably shouldn't have mentioned Castle since that's a random event roll reference. Besides we're still on page 9, no need to archive yet.
>>28183346>>28183384>>28183393Oh well! Better luck next time, eh?
>(2/2)He’s accompanied by a pretty blonde girl wearing bright pink shades and more bracelets than a small Pharaoic dynasty, probably a year or two younger than you. She looks thoroughly bored. The guy beside her… is huge. More than huge, actually. He’s colossal. You're pretty sure his arms are thicker than your waist. You can’t see him particularly clearly, as he’s covered up beneath a jumper of possibly the largest size on the market, but it’s safe to say that he’s the hugest, swolest human being you’ve ever come across. You appear to be seeing some kind of shakedown. Someone is shaking down a thrift store.Seriously? "...You really want to be listening to Jules, man." Notes the girl, a sing-song quality in her voice. "He's on, like, a one second fuse. One little thing and then... tickticktick..." She cups her hands, and then tracks them outward in mimicry of an explosion."...boom!" >[ ] Intervene [insert method].>[ ] Fuck that, just leave without paying.>[ ] Keep listening/watching.>[ ] Write in.
>>28183356This decription of the punk says a lot, whilst being technically vague. I'm actually imagining him as looking like The Fonz.
>>28183424>>[ ] Keep listening/watching.
>>28183424>Intervene [insert method].Bum fight at the thrift shop!
>>28183424>[ ] Keep listening/watching.I don't see how we can intervene with that colossal motherfucker there.
>>28183424>[x] Fuck that, just leave without paying.And then come back and pay I guess.
Rolled 9>>28183424>tickticktick booomFuckin'....I see you, Crusty. I see you.
>>28183493care to enlighten us?
Rolled 8>>28183424Jules....Megaton?>[ ] Intervene [insert method].Diplomacy
Rolled 9>>28183424>InterveneGo invisible, sneak up behind the girl and the big dood. Then SHOCK HANDS! Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana SHOCK HANDS!
>>28183500Fuckin A diplomacy."A thrift store? Really? You might as just rob a 7/11."
>>28183500Yeah, diplomacy seems good. Don't let on the fact that we're a mutie, unless we think it will really help the situation. Just tell them that we've been there, but it just doesn't work out in the long run.
>>28183499Tabitha Smith, alias Time Bomb, Boom-Boom, Boomer, and Meltdown.I think you can get the picture.
>>28183425You're not at all thinking in the wrong direction. Imagine a younger, better looking, somewhat more modern Fonz... and you have this guy.
>>28183575>He looks like the FonzFind a leather jacket. Right now. Proceed to communicate through "Eeeeeeyyyy" and "Woah." for the rest of the day.
>>28183424>>[ ] Intervene [insert method].Fade and electric stun the big guy
>>28183608I don't think we really want to waste our cash on a jacket we wont be wearing.
I really feel like punching the giant guy kenshiro style
>>28183682>I really feel like punching the giant guy kenshiro styleWe probably know who the giant guy is, or at least have a clue.The mutant nephew of the Eastern European/Russian guy we worked with on the Mr. Negative job.
Intervention via diplomacy seems to have the most votes. Any particular way you guys want to go about this?
>>28183712Awkward and reasoning.
>>28183712Just generally exasperation?
Rolled 18>>28183712Reason with them, why rob a thrift store of all places
Wait, is the big guy our heavy powerset?
>>28183712>>28183734>>28183735"You guys wanted to rob a store. Fine, I ain't gonna stop ya, but..." sigh "Why rob a thrift store?! A charity, non-profit store?! Why not rob Forever 21 or some place with overpriced goods that sell for lots of money?"
>>28183761>is the big guy our heavy powerset?No, the heavy powerset is our sister.
>>28183762Who said we arent going to stop them?Diplomacy is just so we don't have to use tazerhands right now.
>>28183762"What've you got to say on the economic situation?""Well, im a hobo, and this stores target demographic. I.E. i've got $20 in my pocket, and thats IT."
>>28183573Huh. I guess that works. I'd sort of assumed these guys were Morlocks.>>28183712Calm, but not arrogant. "C'mon, really? Robbing a thrift store? That's like...half a step above scaring schoolkids for their lunch money. I'm not sure what circumstances got you three to here, but lemme tell you from experience, this ain't a fun path to tread down."
>>28183712>Appeal to their sense of reason and fashion?>Baring that, commend their criminal mastermind tactics for knocking over a thriftshop. Really? Have you been listening to Mackelmore nonstop or something? Love the guy, but just because he made a popular song, doesn't mean actual thrift stores are popular or going to have a decent take.
>>28183824>Liking Mackelmore.>Not just listening to be caressed by the dulcet tones of that large negro gentleman.
>>28183712>>28183712"Might I propose an alternate course of action?""Before you perform any illegal activities, I believe that it would be within your best interest to know that thrift shops don't have much to take and that you'd be performing this act after the camera successfully got a shot of your face." "I'd like to you consider these facts first before you proceed."
>>28183712"You guys are doing this all wrong! First you have to check to makes sure there aren't any bystanders that'll call the cops on you. Like that woman that just left through the back with her daughter. She had her phone out by the way."
>>28183926Probably switch to the cashier immediately afterwards and ask how much the gloves are in the most nonchalant manner possible
So...>Our face when, we realize we taunt evildoers just like spiderman
>>28183945Next, you make sure that you don't have security cameras snapping pics of your faces, like the ones on the ceiling right now. Honestly, its like this is your first time doing this or something.I like this plan.
>>28181937Jameson is pro-mutant and anti-vigilante, which is a perfectly reasonable position, and this article singing our praises is highly consistent with it.
>>28184081Yeah, so either new thread or end it now.
>>28183969>"Shit, we've copied Spiderman's sense of humor"
>>28184081We cool. There are 7 other threads before we get dropped.
>>28184097>"Shit, we've copied Spiderman's sense of humor""I feel like I should write for Leno or something."
>(1/2)>[X] InterveneMan, this is just sad. And incredibly inopportune, too. Your hands actually feel a great deal better than they did just this morning, but they still sting. You’re not sure you want to punch Mr. Growth Hormones over there with your fists feeling like bagels left out in the sun.You clear your voice loudly. The Fonz of the 21st century turns around, loosening his grip on the unlucky volunteer, and raises an eyebrow at you. He’s younger than you thought he was – seventeen, probably, maybe even sixteen. He’s just tall for his age. His gigantic companion shifts towards you too, but only slightly, leaving the face that hides under that ecliptic hood of his a mystery. You’re not sure you can smell any sweat on him, or hormones, or adrenaline. In fact… you’re not sure he even has a heartbeat. The girl stares at you through half-lidded eyes, and blows out a bright sphere of gum. Oh my God could she be any more 90’s?“Okay, guys… why are you robbing a thrift store?” It’s a valid question. It’s a really valid question. “I mean, just, why? Why not rob Forever 21 or some place with overpriced goods that sell for lots of money? You know who this store caters to? Me. And all the money I have to my name is the twenty in my back pocket.”
>(2/2)This sounds vaguely snarky, doesn’t it? Maybe you absorbed more from Spider-Man than running along walls. God, you hope not, you don’t want to turn into a midget. The apparent leader of the group shoots you a look of utter disdain. You’re used to disdain, but you get the impression that your hobo-ness isn’t actually a factor here, and you’d be getting the same stare no matter your yearly income. “This isn’t a robbery.” He turns back to the guy behind the desk, who shrinks away slightly. “We protect this place from dangerous mutants. Don’t we?” His companions giggle. The big guy sounds like he’s compacting trash through his oesophagus. “If we weren’t around, I get the feeling that bunch of scary mutants would just trash the whole place. But we are around, so that doesn’t happen. And if the owner wants it to keep not happening, we have to be paid for our services. Sounds fair, right?” The gum bubble pops, as if to mark his words. ------------------------------------------------------------->THREAD 22: END>Congratulations! Your hands are a bit better.>Congratulations! You're a MUTANT HERO!>Congratulations! You're not a coward!Homeless Mutant Quest is likely to return on Monday. Keep up with that twitter I never pay any attention to: https://twitter.com/CrustyJay
>>28184213>"...Twenty in my back pocket"Whelp, there goes our lunch money...
>>28184231This might get ugly
>>28184231well that's just Funderful.If that's Tabitha, what is she doing here? Shouldn't she be kicking it with Next Wave?Argh, the big guy is Rockslide...isn't he.No idea who Jules is.
>>28184289>the big guy is Rockslide...isn't he.Which one?
>>28184233all our moneys is in our shoesif they ask were the 20 is after beating us up we say we wanted to feel like a big shot.then curll up into a ball and cry
>>28184303New X-Men Rockslide
Lift an eyebrow"I thought all the stores in this area paid protection money to creeper already?"and then we got another bunch of muties running from creeper's wrath.
>>28184315>New X-Men RockslideI meant which big guy.
>>28184342The one who doesn't smell like he has hormones or squishy bits.