Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebin: http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFigYou are John James Green, mutant vagrant.After meeting Peter at the local park, you discovered that you were being shadowed by a mysterious onlooker. You trailed off and looped around, hoping to discover their identity, and perhaps their allegiances. Now there are birds in your face.Your world becomes a blur of errant feathers and snapping beaks. The cawing plugs your ears – for a second you can only cringe and bunch your hands over them as the sound sends lances through your skull. You know you’re making noises – yelping or something – and you think they’re trying to be words, but even you’re not sure exactly what you’re trying to say. You grasp at mostly air, your claws unsheathing without your full command. The flurry twists tighter around you – you feel tiny, pointed talons raking across any inch of exposed flesh they can find, tearing shallow channels over your skin. They dig into your clothes, tugging this way and that, never giving you a second to orientate yourself. A beak burrows into the soft flesh just above your eye, warmth spreading down your face and pain rattling through your head. For just a second, anger surges through the panic, and you swing your fist hard. You hit something, and there is an almighty crack, bones shuddering under your skin. The storm recedes, spiralling outward, finally giving you a moment...
...A moment in which you perceive a tree falling straight down on you. The next thing you know, you’re in the snow. Your shoulder burns – you think it took the brunt of it. There’s blood seeping through your teeth. Must’ve bitten your lip. Did you bring that tree down? Must have. Must have… punched through it, or something. It’s still on you, pinning you to the earth. You can’t breathe. >Present Time: 6:24 PM>Current Funds: $147.80>[ ] Try to push it off.>[ ] Try wriggle out from under it.>[ ] Cry for help. >[ ] Write in.
>>28717027>>[ ] Try to push it off.>>[ ] Try wriggle out from under it.With my dying breath I curse Geldof!
>>28717027>>[ ] Try to push it off.>>[ ] Try wriggle out from under it.
>>28717027>[ ] Try to push it off.>[ ] Try wriggle out from under it.>[ ] Cry for help. >Panic as well, because birds.
>>28717027>[x] Try wriggle out from under it.Gotta run. Gotta get our shit together.
>>28717051>secondedAlso:>TREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!>TREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!>"FROM HELL'S HEART, I CLAW AT THEE!"
>>28717027>>"This....this is not my day. Also owww">>try to push it off
>>28717107That last bit was a joke, not an actual suggestion, mind you.
>>28717051>>28717062>>28717090>>28717112Strength Check.>DC12>+2 modifier
Rolled 13 + 2>>28717137Rolling
Rolled 18 + 2>>28717137Oh boy.
Rolled 6 + 2>>28717137
>>28717160time to shine
>>28717150>>28717159>>28717160JJ STRONGEST THERE IS
Rolled 6 + 2>>28717161Holly shit what am i doing
>>28717176And then I never roll that well again.
On this episode, JJ learns to cast fist.
Rolled 12 + 2None of this will draw attention to us what so ever.
>>28717183>JJ STRONGEST THERE ISJJ SMASH!JJ STRONK!JJ WILL BREAK YOU
>>28717294It's a good thing we've got invisibility, wallclimbing and enough strenght to jump like a goddamn freak.
>>28717314>It's a good thing we've got invisibility, wallclimbing and enough strenght to jump like a goddamn freak.We're like Spider-Man, kinda.Chameleon Man.
>>28717160>[X] The liftwriggle manoeuvre.>20>success! Gotta get up. Can’t breathe. Chest screaming. You feel your fingers, seeming apart from yourself, scrabble at the wood. It’s not a huge tree. Not some old, gnarled oak – it’s probably just over a ton, maybe. You can do that, right? You can lift it? You punched through it, so you should be able to lift it. You push. Your lungs burn. A moment of seething, roaring tension blisters through your body, and you feel the weight receding, the breath returning to you. You lap greedily at the cold winter air, and roll out from under the tree, letting it slam back down in your place. A short, pained squeak snaps at your ears. You look up. Your follower is crumpled against the snow, the top half of the tree pinning their leg to the ground. Fast, panicked breaths rise like puffs of smoke from under their hood. >[ ] Try to lift the tree off them.>[ ] Try to pull them out from beneath it.>[ ] Cry for help.>[ ] Run away!>[ ] Write in.
>>28717343>>[x] Try to lift the tree off them.>[ ] Write in."...You okay?"
>>28717343>>[ ] Try to lift the tree off them.
>>28717343>[X] Try to lift the tree off them.I bet this is going to be on youtube.
>>28717343>[ ] Try to lift the tree off them."Birds? Seriously? Are you an Alfred Hitchcock fan or something?"
>>28717343>[x] Write in.>Wipe the blood off your face>growl 'Who are you!?'
>>28717343>[ ] Try to lift the tree off them.>"Why were you following us?"
>>28717364>>28717377>>28717380>>28717381>>28717395Test your strength. Again. >DC13>+2 modifier
>>28717343"Calm down I'll get you out of there, are you ok?">>Try to lift the tree off them.
>>28717343>[ ] Try to lift the tree off them.>[ ] "Oh shit-shit-shit i'm sorry... shit-shit-shit-shit..."
Rolled 2 + 2>>28717413pls dice gods
>>28717343>Write in"Oh geez, hold on. Try to steady your breathing, don't freak out and please don't run away or make a scene, I'll get you out of there.">Try to lift the tree off them>Try to pull them out from beneath itTry to lift it just enough to yank them out from under it by the back of their clothes. Maybe push it off?
Rolled 11 + 2>>28717413JJ DIPLOMACY STRONK!
Rolled 9 + 2>>28717413We STRONK!Time to fail.
Rolled 17 + 2>>28717413Rolling
>>28717432>Rolled 11 + 2Oh thank god.
>>28717432>>28717437>>28717438Look at all these PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE ROLLS
>>28717432At least we passed?
>>28717423>>28717432That was close.
new personal rule for rolling for myselfroll under tenskip the next roll
>>28717432>[X] LIFT>[X] Write in>13>perfectly acceptableOh, man. You really weren’t planning on putting someone in hospital. Maybe some kind of amorphous gibbering swarm thing – that you could send to the ER with few grievances. But a real person could mean real Mutated Assault charges. Which are bad things for someone with no lawyer and nothing to invest in one.You stagger over, your shoulder complaining all the way. You think something’s broken in there. As you get closer, your shadow starts tugging harder at their leg, but quickly gives up when something in that area makes a very undesirable sort of popping sound. Euuch, this is looking like dislocation at the very least. You stoop down and dig your claws into the bark. Blood and adrenaline dance under your nose – it’s almost all you can smell. Yours, theirs… you think you can actually tell the two apart, just about. You heave, feeling the muscles in your back tighten. The tree shifts and rises in your grasp, leaving a smattering of branches frayed about in the snow, like severed fingers. With surprising ease you lift the whole wooden mass and toss it aside. It wobbles through the air and comes down on one of its fellows, coming to rest at an awkward, tattered angle. “…You oka”– The air explodes from your lungs. Something hits you flat in the ribs and sends you sailing off your feet. You tumble down into the snow and feel yourself rasp involuntarily, your lungs fluttering in and out of shock. You glance up.Peter Parker is crouched over your visitor, his face contorted in a worry approaching panic.>[ ] Run away, this was clearly a mistake.>[ ] Just rest a moment. This hurts.>[ ] Tell him you weren’t gonna hurt them.>[ ] Write in.
>>28717803>>[ ] Just rest a moment. This hurts.>>[ ] Tell him you weren’t gonna hurt them.
>>28717803>>[ ] Tell him you weren’t gonna hurt them."Dude, don't be a dick."
>>28717823>>28717827Seconded."..The fuck, Parker?"
Do you have enough powers King of Mutants?
>>28717803>[ ] Just rest a moment. This hurts.>[ ] Tell him you weren’t gonna hurt them.>Explain that we had to lift TWO trees.
>>28717803>[x] Write in.>You had backup!? I had you pegged as a well-off teenage mutie. Who are you, Peter?
>>28717803>>[ ] Just rest a moment. This hurts.>>[ ] Tell him you weren’t gonna hurt them.where's Laura at?
>>28717833Thirded"Seriously, did you completely overlook me picking the fucking thing off of them? Also, christ, you hit like a mack truck."
>>28717874right behind him or webbed to the ground
>>28717803ask if there ok
>>28717803What the fuck Peter.
>>28717882This quote entirely.
>>28717882I love this quote
>>28717994With a dash if the fuck thrown in
So Pete most likely had chat tailing us/ watching over.....Pete don't trust us
>>28718059Why would he, we were part of a crew robbing mr. Negative
>>28718059Yea, he clearly didn't do the math there. Elven ears = Good hearingEverybody knows that.
>>28718059She seems kinda forceful. I think she insisted on coming.
>>28717803"I just lost a fight to a flock of birds, a tree, and a scrawny nerd......today cannot get worse."
>>28718212Then the sentinel lands behind us.........
>[X] Just rest a moment. This hurts.>[X] Tell him you weren’t gonna hurt them.“Ow.” You roll over onto your back. You didn’t see what exactly Peter hit you with, but it felt more like sledgehammer than an arm or a leg. Guess you can check ‘circus freak strength’ right alongside that aggressively noticeable (seriously, how has nobody at the Bugle noticed this?) healing on Parker’s list of mutant weirdness. “Christ, man.” A cough rattles up through your chest. More like a wheeze, really. “I wasn’t gonna hurt him. The tree was an accident.” It’s quiet for a moment. You can hear him murmuring to the injured whoever, and them trying not to whimper. Your lip isn’t bleeding anymore. “Sorry.” He sighs. You roll your head back. In the upside-down world your vantage paints for you, Peter is carrying your tail to her feet – yep, her. It’s some short, mousy girl with long dark bangs and bright eyes. There are pigeons crowding round her shoulders, surrounding the two of them in a cloud of warbling babble.Laura kneels nearby, beside the shattered stump that marks your flash of anger. “Look… I’m really sorry, I just reacted.” They plod over the snow toward you. Her left foot doesn’t touch the ground. She’s biting down hard on her lip and fighting back tears. “Um, this is Sophia. My girlfriend.” >[ ] “…I think I broke your girlfriend’s leg.” >[ ] “She should probably be at a hospital.”>[ ] “Is she a mutant too? With the birds and stuff?”>[ ] Write in.
>>28718222and then Kimura shoots some tranq darts into our back
>>28718222"I stand....er lay helplessly on the ground corrected"
>>28718234>>[ ] “…I think I broke your girlfriend’s leg.”
>>28718240While the demon returns and starts to burn us.
>>28718234>[ ] “…I think I broke your girlfriend’s leg.”>[ ] “She should probably be at a hospital.”>[ ] “Is she a mutant too? With the birds and stuff?”
>>28718234>[x] “She should probably be at a hospital.”>[x] Write in.>'Oh, that's right. They don serve 'our' kind.'
>>28718234>>[ ] “She should probably be at a hospital.”>>[ ] “Is she a mutant too? With the birds and stuff?”>[ ] Write in."Does she have any mutie identifying traits? like a fin on her back or spock ears or webbed feet? people tend to notice that shit.
>>28718234>[ ] “…I think I broke your girlfriend’s leg.” >[ ] “She should probably be at a hospital.”>[ ] “Is she a mutant too? With the birds and stuff?”
>>28718234>She needs a hospital>She a mutant too thenSo she's like us then? Doesn't matter she should go to the hospital to get her leg checked
>>28718254And creep touches us and says "boyo" a hole bunch
>>28718234>[ ] Write in."I'm sorry for maybe breaking your girlfriend's leg." "In my defense, I had absolutely no idea I could bisect trees by punching them."
>>28718271>>28718277nah, she's one of the lucky ones, looks totally normal. except for the animals hanging off her constantly.
>>28718234>Write inWe caused a huge uproar, take her to our hideout to figure out what to do.
>>28718305and it turns out he led Mr Negative to you and you're now also surrounded by his minions.
>>28718314I thought the park was kinda empty
>>28718234"crap that doesn't look good. We should probably get her checked out"
>>28718314The homeless mutant association is no longer accepting members at this point in time.
>>28718329while Wolverine and Gambit double team our sister in the background
>>28718314Considering we just knocked out a tre, and her doing a rendition of the movie 'the birds'.Let's not take any chances.
>>28718358...yeah this day could get worse
>>28718358and then it starts raining. Sideways.
>>28718373Laura tells us she's pregnant and Hellion is the father
>>28718396Then Hellion says he is pregnant and JJ is the father. Also, he demands child support.
>>28718406All the while Noriko, Kevin, Layla and Gaby are snorting Jack with creeper's thugs on our homecamp.
>>28718432and then things go downhill.
>>28718458JJ starts getting drawn by Rob Liefeld
>>28718471>JJ starts getting drawn by Rob LiefeldGrimdark 90's JJ needs to be a thing. At least for a short omake.
>>28718471What Hell have we entered...
>>28718471And ends up being written by Jeph Loeb with Joe Quesada doing the editing.
>>28718494 one of Shoulderpads and pouches
>>28718484I'd rather a Noir JJ who goes by the name of 'Spook'. A FBI agent who goes undercover as a Hobo to infiltrate the Kingpin's drug distribution system. Our foil would naturally be a Scottish ex-laborer highly skilled with blades.
After this I don't want to deal with Peter anymore.
>>28718610nah, JJ Noir is like Wolverine Noir. PI story, with Laura as the girl in need.Noriko and Kevin as their CIs. Layla is someone who gets caught in the crossfire.
>>28718624Yea, the Parker curse is a bitch.
>[X] “She should probably be at a hospital.”>[X] “Is she a mutant too? With the birds and stuff?”You drag yourself up. There’s this buzz, like static, bouncing along your ribs. You think that’s what it feels like when you heal really, really fast. Still hurts for now, though. “Man…” You stutter a little. All that adrenaline has you pretty wired. Still can’t push your claws in – something that Peter’s girlfriend hasn’t failed to noticed, judging by the direction of her stare. “She should probably be at a hospital. Can, uh…” You glance at her. No fins, no pointy teeth, no weird eyes. No slime. “…can you do that? I mean, is she like us? With the birds and everything?” She stares at him a little incredulously. He coughs artificially, and parades out the kind of smile that looks suspended on stilts. “…Yeah. Don’t worry, Chat.” Chat is the dumbest nickname ever. You hope he didn’t think of that. “He knows. He knows I’m a mutant.”They exchange a stare that goes on far too long, before turning back to you. Something was said in silence there. You can feel it. It just… buzzes around them, in the air. You're starting to think that secrets have some tangible element to them. Some taste, or scent.“Hospital should be fine. I, uh…” His eyes dart at the fringes of his vision. You know that look. Escape. Away. Now. “…I’m pretty fast, so I can run her there.” >[ ] Ask if he needs help.>[ ] Get his number.>[ ] Say goodbye. >[ ] Write in.
>>28718624Why? Having a super-hero on our side doesn't seem to bad.Then again Parker luck.
>>28718653No, I mean he is kind of a shit in this.
>>28718663>>[ ] Ask if he needs help.>>[ ] Get his number.
>>28718663>[ ] Ask if he needs help.>[ ] Get his number.But if he says no then>[ ] Say goodbye.
>>28718663>[ ] Say goodbye. >[ ] Write in."I think its safe to say nothing went anybody's way tonight. We just have no luck huh? Oh um.. get well soon."
>>28718663>[ ] Get his number.Exchange numbers
>>28718663>[ ] Ask if he needs help.>[ ] Get his number.If no help is needed:>[ ] Say goodbye.
>>28718663at least give him our drop phone number
Popping out briefly. Next post'll take a few minutes longer than usual.
>>28718663>[x]Write in.>'Can't blame you, for bringing backup and everything. For all you know, I could be turning you in to the authorities for a hot platter'.>'Despite all that happened today, listen. I got your back. I don't think you'd need help with bullies with that arm of yours, but if you ever need anything, don't be a stranger. After all, we are all in this together, right?'
>>28718663"chat was it? Really really sorry about the tree and your leg. Honestly wasn't my intention. Today kinda went sideways on me.">[ ] Ask if he needs help.>[ ] Get his number.
>>28718663"Sorry about the leg, kinda panic'd when I got swarmed...guess we both lashed out unintentionally. I didn't know I had super strength, that's another new one on me," glance at claws, "yeah...these kinda stay out when I'm on edge."
yeah, he's really gonna wanna exchange numbers while his GF has broken leg."I know that hurts bad sweetie, but I gotta exchange numbers with the dude who kinda broke your leg."
>>28718833But we did know we were strong, just .not that strong.
>>28718768VetoingWe brought back up but didn't keep them a secret.
>>28718885Yea, I'd say like"Sorry, I didn't know I could bisect trees with my fists."
>>28718909>We brought back upLaura isn't back up. She jsut wanted to come along.
>>28718909Where is she anyway?
>>28719086>Where is she anyway?Learn to read.
>>28718663Holy shit, we can taste secretsDoes this mean we've met Bruno Bucellati?
Chat might be the first person to acquire hater status
>>28719123Fuckin' nat 1s. We gotta make it up to them somehow. Like a hobo 'get well' card or something.
>>28718968Bringing another person is back up.
>[X] Ask if he needs help.>[X] Get his number.Well, you don’t blame him for wanting to split. Even had his girlfriend’s leg not been in need of medical attention, today has been quite the unmitigated disaster. You guess you brought some of that atrocious Green Luck with you, and Parker doesn’t exactly need it. Man, you wish you had Parker Luck. House, job, school, girlfriend... and not even a single scale or claw to balance it out.“Look, I can’t blame you for bringing backup…” You glance over at Chat. Hah, backup. She’s almost as tiny as Laura. “…And I’m sorry about what happened. I didn’t know I could do that.” “You didn’t know you could cut a tree down with your hand?” Interjects Sophia. She appears to be dealing with the no doubt terrific pain with a stiff upper lip. You shrug. “I don’t get into many fights.” Strangest thing about enhanced hearing? The sound of your own heart fluttering just a little when you lie. “…Anyway, if you need any help… I’m here.” Peter pauses. Thoughts flicker through his eyes. Finally, he shakes his head, and tells you it’s no trouble – he can get her to help on his own. You stitch a smile up over your face and he does the same. Before they leave, his girlfriend insists that you exchange numbers, and the two of you awkwardly comply. Eventually, it’s just you beside the icy path, beneath the shadow of the trees. You and Laura. >[ ] “Well, that went well.”>[ ] “Let’s go home.”>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”>[ ] Write in.
>>28719284>>[ ] “Well, that went well.”>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”
>>28719284>[ ] “Let’s go home.”>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”"I can punch trees now. That's a thing."
>>28719284>>[ ] “Well, that went well.”>>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”>>[ ] Write in.I saw you noticed something, so what did you noticed?
>>28719284>>[ ] “Well, that went well.”>>[ ] “Let’s go home.”>>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”
>>28719284>[ ] “Well, that went well.”>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”>[ ] Write in."Turns out I can bisect trees with my bare hands now."
>>28719284"What are your thoughts on the two? You talk about anything interesting with Peter?"
>>28719342this works since we did see her act more paranoid then usual.>>28719367Also this since we felt peters strength first hand.
>>28719284Well that went well...are you hungry? I'm hungry. What was that you said last week about statistical anomalies, because it is clear that this is another one.
>>28719284>[ ] “Well, that went well.”>[ ] “Wanna get something to eat?”>>28719332Every time we discover a power, we should just summarize it and say "that's a thing."
>>28719310>>28719332>>28719342We are a mess right now. We got blood all over our elf face and I think a crow pecked one of our eyes. I don't think any dinner would service us. Let's just head home.Sending Laura solo might work, though.
>>28719400>Sending Laura solo might work, though.Oh yeah, send the girl wanted by a secret military organization alone in the city.Nice idea.
>>28719400we are healing pretty fast this should clear up in a n hour.(the outside that is)
>>28719400We could probably hit a restroom to wash the blood off, the cut should heal by the time we get to one.
>[X] “Well, that went well.”>[X] “Wanna get something to eat?”“Well, that went well.” You wince your way over to where Laura is crouched at the feet of the downed tree, taking a moment to swab a great deal of blood off your shades. You dab at the sore flesh just above your eye, and find that that’s all it is – sore. No incision, no scab. It still stings to touch, but there’s no beak-print up there.For a moment, she seems to almost ignore you, running her fingers along the old, scarred bark. Her eyes are still, fixed in thought.“This tree weighs at least a ton.” She notes, quietly. “You’ve gotten stronger.” You shiver a little – you think something clawed a nasty hole in your coat – and grin weakly. “I’m not complaining. Wanna get something to eat?” She glances up at you, and nods. >[ ] Go back the way you came.>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.
>>28719652>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.
>>28719652>[x] Go through the rest of the park.
>>28719652>Go through the rest of the park.I mean, we're already here. It'd be a waste if we just left.
>>28719652>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.what could possibly go wrong
>>28719652>>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.
>>28719688>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.
>>28719652>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.which ever one is faster
>>28719652>[ ] Go through the rest of the park.>"You mean a figurative ton, right?"
>>28719750shes always been literal with us.So what can we upgrade again?
>>28719652> Go through the rest of the park.Walk and talk with Laura.Maybe while we are strolling, JJ and Laura could even possibly hold hands.
>>28719764Powersetshttp://pastebin.com/zFvxDsKiWhat we havehttp://pastebin.com/UuVeJFig
>>28719750>>28719764a 2,000 lbs tree fell on Chat's leg... I'm pretty dumb but wouldn't it get a lot worse than a broken leg?
talk about how we need more practice with our powers, ask Laura if she'd like to help out sometime
>>28719859There's a fair amount of snow coverage. Shit would sink and settle, it's not like being trapped between it and cement.Also mutant. And fictional.
>>28719764Mostly it's just small talk material. Get her to talk about how STRONK we are.>>28719842I like the way you think.
>>28719859Could have squished, but the bodies a bit more resilient than you think. plus she didn't have the whole weight on her.
>>28719652Go through rest of park.Funderful
>>28719849thanks CORE POWERS>INVISIBILITY (LVL3):4 so that we can make ourr friends invisible. >ENHANCED SENSES (LVL3)Level 5, just becuase spider senses are broken. SECONDARY/TERTIARY POWERS>HEALING FACTOR (LVL2)up to 3 is good for this one.>ELECTROSTATIC TOUCH (LVL1)level 3 just for its rendering most electronics useless and fucking people up more.>ENHANCED AGILITY (LVL1) up to level 3 is good for us.>CLAWS & FANGS (LVL1)Only gonna get upgraded after power shift.>ENHANCED STRENGTH (LVL2)I'm good with where its at.>ADHESIVE TOUCH (LVL1)I want to try to get this to level 2 just for use of ease.
nice relaxing walk through the park during winterhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gmiSPMHrWQ
>all this park replies
Suddenly you're surrounded by these guys.What do?
>>28720042What's the worst that could possibly happen?
Rolled 1>>28720155roll a 1
>>28720040All we need is some good hot Chocolate.
>>28720170Did... Did you genuinely roll that out of 20?
Rolled 1>>28720219hover the cursor above "Anonyomous
>>28720219Are... Are you really that stupid?Read the email.
Still waiting for the consequences from that Demon encounter to kick in.
>>28720170Fucker, don't use 1d1
>[X] Go through the rest of the park. >a little reward for fighting through all the crack bitchYou decide to take the scenic route. If you recall correctly – and you really should, considering how long the streets of NY have been your home sweet home – cutting through the park should be just as fast as heading back the way you came. The evening stretches on. What was grey and yellow droops into roaring, defiant red, scattered like flecks of stained glass through the treetops. A great dark veil is descending on its heels, clear and cold, the wind that marches under its banner a harsher, crueller one. It will be a cold night tonight. No snow, and no rain. Just the cold. As you pass beneath the thickening branches, something stammers through the air, your ears perking up. Soft, warm, elusive. Familiar. You breath in sharply as the sound patters down your spine, slipping under your coat, beneath your hood, through your skin and flesh and bone. The trees part into open snow and you stop. You remember where you are now. Just off the path, the ground slops into a gentle bowl, a set of long stone benches impressed upon the earth, descending conically, hypnotically, downward. At the bottom, a broad slab of stone stands as a stage, flanked by two long, curved arches. It’s an amphitheatre (just barely). You remember it being erected two or three years back, right after some giant super disaster. There’s a few folks huddled around the central stage, all wrapped up in warm clothing. Students, probably. In the middle, under the reddening light, sits a piano. Someone’s playing. Beethoven, it sounds like.>[ ] Go down and listen.>[ ] Just keep going.>[ ] See if you can have a go.>[ ] Write in.
>>28720219>>>28720240Or have 4Chan X
>>28720258>>[ ] Go down and listen.>See if you can have a go
Rolled 1>>28720240>>28720239I'm using a phone here. But yeah, I know how to always get a 1.
>>28720258>>[ ] Go down and listen.
>>28720258>[ ] Go down and listen.no need to attract attention to ourselves... but a bit of nostalgia won't hurt
>>28720258>>[ ] Go down and listen.>>[ ] See if you can have a go.>>[ ] Write in."You know i used to play.
>>28720285>But yeah, I know how to always get a 1.You're not fucking special.
>>28720276Seconding this. Make sure we are ably disguised.
>>28720258>[ ] Go down and listen.
>>28720258>[ ] Go down and listen.>[ ] See if you can have a go.
>>28720258>[ ] Go down and listen.then>[ ] See if you can have a go.
>>28720298This, get some hot cocoa and enjoy the music.
>>28720258>[ ] Go down and listen.>[ ] See if you can have a go.would our agility help us out here?
>>28720258>[ ] Go down and listen.>Think about having a go, but worry too much about dropping spaghetti everywhere.
>>28720258>>[ ] Go down and listen.>>[ ] See if you can have a go.>>28720326I would think that our enhanced senses and agility would help out here.
>>28720326Certainly wouldn't hurt.
Damn Beethoven and his siren song...do we really need the attention? Do we have our new found super strength under control? cuz pianos are expensive
>>28720410nat 1 incoming
>>28720363>>28720356>>28720326Well looking athttp://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Your-Piano-Playing-SkillsShows that it takes a lot of hand coordination, and maybe enhanced hearing could help.>>28720410the better question is what do we play.
>>28720410Won't draw much attention just listening and feeling nostalgia.
>>>[ ] Go down and listen.
>>28720258we got super hearing we can be pretty far away
>>28720491i was thinkinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-4wUfZD6ocorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1l0NYQUGHUbut your is pretty good as well.
>>28720491>>28720570Crusty said we know Chopin.
>>28720300Calm down anon, I don't think it was meant like that.
>>28720624doesn't stop us from learning other songs.
>>28720655>>28720664No shit.Just saying one thing that the QM did tell us that we knew.
>>28720570I'd say Ordinary People from the title's irony when performed by a mutie.
Hey a bit off topic, but does anyone know what happened to the circuit board we took from the junkyard?
>(1/2)>[X] Go down and listen.>[X] See if you can have a go.“Is something wrong?” Laura’s voice scatters the notes. You blink, and feel reality momentarily slip back in around the music. You can feel your own pulse all askew. You wonder if Laura can feel it too. “Uh, no…” It tiptoes through your veins. You can’t help but swallow a sigh, or a something. “No, I was just listening. Do you mind if we go down? Just for a little while.” She holds you in her gaze for a moment, before nodding very slightly. You two make your way down the stone slabs, the notes lightening your footsteps. The huddled shapes come into focus – definitely students, maybe a music society or something. Big glasses and anachronistically colourful scarves. Sporty beards, piercings. You smile a little smugly. Would you be like this if you stayed at school? If you went to university? You can’t even imagine what you’d study. You hang toward the back of the crowd. They’re not particularly great, really. But you just enjoy the notes – the individual notes – perhaps the same way a workman loves his tools. Each one is a familiar spark of something close to you. Something that has remained. Little bits and pieces that you can assemble in your head, that worm their way into your memories, that lift you, just very slightly, out of New York.
>>28720734which is why i chose it.
>(2/2)The piece comes to an end. A few people clap, someone cheers. There’s some awkward laughing. “Excuse me…” They look at you. A few of them jumped a little – something you’re used to. You feel their eyes bore into you, feel them make a story for you. For your greasy blonde hair, for your sunglasses at night, for your ratty hood and your torn coat and your jeans that could have been worn by several generations of Greens. “Do you mind if I have a go?” They glance around at each other. Eventually, someone with the distinct scent of pot clinging to their breath speaks up:“Uh… sure, dude.” You nod, and step up onto the stage. You feel yourself tighten up, your shoulders crawling inwards. The player – some ratty teenage chick with bright blonde white girl dreads and thick glasses – slides off the seat. You take her place. You lick your lips. Mouth’s dry.>[ ] Play.>[ ] Don’t play.
>>28720845>>[ ] Play.
>>28720845We've come this far, of course we'll>Play
Rolled 1>>28720845>>[ ] Play.
>>28720845>>[ ] Playfuck it, we're already herein coming failure
>>28720845This is it. This is our moment.>[x] Play.
>>28720845>>[ ] Play.Don't be a crack bitch, don't be a crack bitch
>>28720845preferably, the Siege of Madrigal. maybe this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lko7b7mZCk&feature=related
>>28720845> PlayGod, please don't tell me >>28720875 is a valid roll, we've escaped the crack bitching thus far.
>>28720845>[ ] Play.
>>28720845Play you glorious Lizard-Elf, play!Spaghetti better not be dropped. Oh god, we're still bloody and shit.
Rolled 18>>28720875Hulk smash
You have chosen to put yourself out in front of these people and [X] PLAY. What do you think of when doing so? ONE thought or memory or person. Bear in mind, this will determine what piece you perform and the modifier you receive.
>>28720901I'd rather this one.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQVTf1cLcv8&hd=1
>>28720972Our mother teaching us to play.(I don't think we're resentful of the lessons, given our seeming love or admiration for it)
>>28720972of our family back then and our new one now.(i'm hoping this nets us ordinary people.)
>>28720972think of lake Michigan vacation
>>28720972Struggling to rise above our hobo fate
>>28721018I'm okay with that. If it is possible. If not, >>28720999
>>28720972Family.Think of family, new and old.Our mother who taught us to play, raised us and loved us.Our big strong sister who sacrificed and saved us.Our friends now under our wing, looking to us as a figure of guidance as we looked to our mother.Family.
>>28720972http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rg-fxzpk1Gg Maybe?Or just family, our old one and the one we've made recently.
>famillyRoll a D20.
Rolled 2>>28721141dice don;t fail me now
Rolled 17>>28721141Oh boy.
Rolled 15>>28721141For family.
>>28721191>17 sweet.Or 15. Either way, pretty good.
At least we're not a crack bitch when it really counts.
>>28721141>FamilyYou guys are so corny.
>>28721415what's wrong with corn?
>>28721415I don't know how 'not' to be corny when given this prompt.>>28720972I guess we could have gone for humor, but we've had lots of that already.
>>28721415It is the most important thing to JJ, the family he has lost and the family he has built for himself.
>>28721415I think this song suits JJ's run with Creeper .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn5tiuZU4JI&hd=1
>>28721449Slammin keys for his mama would have been better, just concepts don't really boost us any, would have been better to be more specific.
>>28721434Let me share a kernel of truth with you. Navigating through that pun was a maize like I've never seen before. I suggest you shuck your cob before all that is left of your pun legacy is a husk.
>>28721569So much pun.It's like you've taken corn and made a meal of it.
>>28721569I don't have a pic suicidal enough for how that made me feel.
>>28721569damn, I got creamed
>>28721605You've been canned.
>>28721569That was a thing of beauty anon, if I could give a Medal, I would..
>>28721569What an earful.
to help pass the time till Crusty finishes and I find it sorta relevant, an anon on /co/ is storytiming X-23 the target right now>>>/co/56746641
>>28721569Man, why you gotta be so cheesy? It's that kinda airy-dairy thinking that makes the other countries think that Amoorica is fill of pale-skinned, weak-chested, milk-drinking momma's boys.
>>28721702>X-23: The TargetIs that a good one?
>>28721773I liked it. but why not see for yourself?
>(1/2)>17>+3>20The silence waits politely, hanging over the night in a hundred vying shades. The shape in front of you sits like a huge, haughty shadow, lounging in that orbital space between what is comfortable and what is strange. Slowly, tentatively, you slide the barest touch of your fingertip along the keys. It courses up your arm like an electrical arc, coiling up in your chest, fuming there, crackling and spitting and pressing at the borders of what you are. It has to be released. It has to be a complete circuit. It needs you to be its conduit.You pull off your gloves. Your hands are shaking. It’s taking every inch of willpower to keep your claws sheathed. How can you play like this? How? How can you –Your breath shudders in and out. You remember these nerves. You remember being nervous before a performance, being attacked by that sudden, inexplicable surge of unbecoming. That seeking for some excuse, some reason to be elsewhere, some reason why the piano is faulty or you don’t have the right type of seat or anything. You remember tucking it away in that pit beneath your gut, that steadfast place that has fallen for so, so long into decrepitude. You hear a note. You’re realize that you’re playing. You seethe in your skin, behind your eyes, in your heart. You can’t do this. The space between notes stretches out into a dark, cold lightyear of time and space and screaming. You hear the second quiver of sound, and the third, and the fourth, and the cosmic expanse between them gradually shrinks, gradually brightens, swimming around you, through you, from your fingertips.
>(2/2)>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OFHXmiZP38You feel your mother’s hands an inch from yours, their thin, fragile warmth rising from the bedrock of your memory. Her nails occasionally brush at your knuckles, and she smiles. She tells you that you’re not just anyone and she holds you tight, she burns into nothing from the inside out, from that searing globule in her head, but every day that you visit her she holds your hand, and even when her mind begins to slip and her thoughts seem to splinter at the walls of her mind, she still knows your face, still knows your name. The day she died you sat with your sister all night.You slam your fingers down on the keys. The notes leap into crashing heights and fall like hammers. Your sister becomes a porcelain giant and hurls you across the glimmering, night-time infinity. The fire blots out the stars and there is nothing but raging dark.You walk. The notes walk you away into the horizon, far, far from home. You envelop yourself in green eyes and walk along a tightrope of searing, electric blue. You feel yourself breathe and it comes out cold, winding, stretching, and you sketch in the air everything that makes the scar home. Those are the last notes. Those are the end. You fall away into a final spiral and let yourself drift toward the finality of things, let yourself sail, let yourself go.You take your hands off the piano and feel yourself sigh. There is an applause of long, sacred silence. You feel the cold cloak all of you, the far and the wide, the living and the dead. -------------------------------------------------------------------->THREAD 30: END>Congratulations! X-Point! >Congratulations! You broke Chat’s leg!>Congratulations! You were perfect.I’d like HMQ to return on Monday. The end of Chapter 1 looms. Keep up via twitter: https://twitter.com/CrustyJay
>>28721591>>28721596>>28721605>>28721625>>28721642>>28721643>>28721703I take it back anon, I am proud of you. You've really grown as a comic. Take my word for it, puns are my stalk and trade.
Holy shit man, are you Alan Moo- nah scratch that, are you Neil Fucking Gaiman?
>>28722020how many x-points do we have and how many threads away are we to the end of chapter 1?
Now the questionDo we want to save for a 3 cost power or do we want to spend it for a 2 cost one.Personally, I'm vouching for banking
>>28722105We got two now apparently.
>>28722105>how many x-points do we have and how many threads away are we to the end of chapter 1?Dude, thread one ended a long while ago.Honestly, I dunno. But we do have one X-point.
I think we should save up for Invisibility 4.making somebody else invisible feels like a better decision atmI want Spidey level senses too but we can't ignore the bread and butter of our core set>>287221052 as of this thread
>>28722117Guess I was wrong.>>28722115>Personally, I'm vouching for bankingI agree. Let's save it for Enhanced Senses or Invisibility 4.
>>28722085Ahhhh, that's a warm glowy feeling.>>28722105You have two now. Imma post the list of powers momentarily. How many threads till chapter 1 ends depends on the choices you make. Things are about to shift in gear, though.
>>28722105We currently have 2x points.This means we could get one of the following.ELECTROSTATIC TOUCH (LVL2)ENHANCED AGILITY (LVL2)CLAWS & FANGS (LVL2)ADHESIVE TOUCH (LVL2)Or we could bank it and get Sense or invis 4
>>28722161I'd say bank, because senses.
There are three types of powers you can purchase in Homeless Mutant Quest! CORE POWERS, which are the bread and butter of your powerset, SECONDARY POWERS, which are additional abilities or powers from other sets that are also appropriate to yours, and TERTIARY POWERS, which are powers only tangentially related to yours. All can be purchased and levelled, but Tertiary Powers can never be maxed out. Powers have five levels… except when they don’t.The powers currently available to you are:CORE POWERS:>Invisibility Lvl4>Enhanced Senses Lvl4SECONDARY POWERS:>Enhanced Agility Lvl2>Claws & Fangs Lvl2>Adhesive Touch Lvl2>Electrostatic Touch Lvl2TERTIARY POWERS:>Enhanced Strength Lvl3>Healing Factor Lvl3You have two points to spend. First level powers cost one point, second level powers cost two, and so on. The exceptions are your Core Powers, which cost one less than usual.
Holy shit, that was good.
>>28722161bankinvis 4think of the potential of SURPRISE X-23 !!!!and we could sneak Layla into the thor movie as a christmas present as an orphan and we don't have to spend any money!
>>28722178It's the sensible thing to do.
>>28722214Bwank it please
>>28722221This so much. It's hardly stealing when you see the prices at the concession stand.
Yea, I'm for banking or enhanced agility
Putting it in the piggy bank!..Hang on, is 'piggy bank' a social class joke?
>>28722332Put it in Lizard bank.
Welp, consensus seems to be that banking is the sensible option. Point banked.I feel that, seeing as a change in the wind is fast approaching, I should warn you that the next X-Point will be the last you can gain within this chapter.I'll be around to answer questions and stuff for a while. Though, I will grab a tea first.
>>28722036Come on, was that one too high fructose for you?Don't flake out on me now, guys.
>This C sharp minor portion...affects one like an oppressive dream; the re-entrance of the opening D flat major, which dispels the dreadful nightmare, comes upon one with the smiling freshness of dear, familiar nature – only after these horrors of the imagination can its serene beauty be fully appreciatedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude,_Op._28,_No._15_(Chopin)Impeccable choice Crusty
So here's the question. lvl 4 senses or lvl 4 invis?Personally, I'm leaning towards invis.
>>28722448>>28722481I say senses.
>>28722448with Crusty's announcement of one more X point available >>28722370>InvisibilityLevel 4 Can bring another person into the invisibility effect.>Enhanced SensesLevel 4 Another step higher all round.Invisibility 4 is the clear choice, it gives the best effect of the two level 4 powers
>>28722448I want senses 5. Invis 4 might be handy as well, but JJ-Sense man.
>>28722561>>28722539>>28722481>>28722448our core powers will still be there after the change, just a bit different.
>>28722370Hey a bit off topic, but does anyone know what happened to the circuit board we took from the junkyard?
>>28722600so i'm reading the /co/ dump, at what point in x-23 life is this in.
>>28722583I know but I assume we might be locked out of points for a bit and if that scenario occurs, I'd prefer a more immediate bonus instead of getting caught reaching for the stars.I aspire for spidey sense precog senses too, but I feel possible events will breed a short term necessity for hiding /covert actions and it is better to have and not need then need and not have.>>28722600>We're good at at least one thing. Is it breaking Chat's leg?
>>28722655It's still around. Noriko is just shit at motivating herself.>>28722674I haven't read her ongoing, so I don't know if it expands on things a bit. But basically this is her after her extended family gets attacked by Kimura. However, she never tracked down Logan, so the whole thing with SHIELD never went down.
>>28722655Still there, just standing around. Noriko doesn't want to train because she misses the point of that training - is not about shooting all your juice and feeling good about the mess you made, but showing restraint and getting a better handle on your powers -.
God I love these threads. I enjoy Crusty's writing like I haven't enjoyed writing in years. Sitting in front a fire place and reading an HMQ thread makes me feel like the whole world is okay.
>>28722736so>>>/co/56749415 after this, but before this>>>/co/56749436
>>28722743Thanks. Good to know you're enjoying it.>>28722772Yes.She's mentioned that she was looking for someone, and that someone was Wolverine. He's not where he would be according to 616, however, so tracking him wasn't as easy.
>>28722808What's Laura's reaction to JJ busting out Chopin?
>>28722868she got herself some wet panties for shore.
>>28722868You will have to find out on the next exciting episode of HMQ.
>>28722974What songs would other people/memories gotten?
>>28723042There were three possible songs assigned to a number of options. All Chopin. The others were http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZUw78FXpG4andhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1RPMatKJxg
>>28722974When's the next episode?
>>28723187Did people applause or were they quiet?
>>28722932Let's count the list shall we?He can turn invisibleHe produces electricityHe has retractable fangs and clawsHe climbs on wallsHe can heal himselfHe can bisect trees with his bare handsHe has a good noseHe has thermal vision and ridiculously good eyesightHe has ridiculously good hearingHe cooksHe plays pianoHe has warm hands and green eyes
>>28723258They were silent. For now.
>>28723270I thought we had blue eyes.
>>28723334UNCANNY EYES: JJ Green's eyes are noticeably inhuman, possessing slit pupils and an obvious corona of blue-to-green discoloration extending from the edge of the iris outwards.
>>28723334This is pretty close to what JJ's eyes look like.>>28723270Sounds dreamy. What's his net worth?
>>28723270Not to mention that James Green isn't much of a stretch from Jean Grey.
>>28723365Blue at the center to green outwards, no whites?
>>28723311>They were silent. For now.Ah okay. Just making sure.
>>28723270Forgot the elf ears
>>28723311>>28723400D-Did we do anything mutie like? did our hood fall over? the claws scratch the ivory?it was just some chopin...
>>28723388Vaguely. The transition from blue to green and green to blue isn't entirely conically consistent.>>28723382Eager to get your bub unwillingly snikt for some convoluted space cosmic reasons?
>>28723479Is pete pissed at us.Also is Blackcat a thing?
>>28723474Nothing like that. It was a world class performance.You are crying, though.
>>28723498Black Cat exists.Peter is just jumpy, for reasons.
>>28723270Not to mention he strangled the fuck out of a demon because he attacked an orphanage, so I'd say he's pretty great with kids.
>>28723577how many people have seen pete without his spidey mask?I remember in Ultimate a lot of people go to see
Fuckin x-23 comic makin me all teary eyed.Am I being a bitch or is this shit legitimately sad?
>>28723641I will not answer his question. Obviously, Chat knows.
>>28723605That alone? Pic related.
>>28723577Is Chat also angry at us? Why did she follow us?Also why am I imagining that she is not a big fan of the cat.
>>28723717She was Petes backup.
>>28723668>Obviously, Chat knows.That long silence was obvious.
>>28723717>why does bird lady hate the cat lady that wants to fuck her boyfriend?
>>28723717Don't be silly, her mutant power is that she is great with animals.
Let me guess, there is some big name in the audience and we just impressed him/her.
>>28723668Thank you for running this Quest.It is always ever so enjoyable
>>28723904Both being a bitch and legitimately sad then.okay.jpg
>>28723869>Wilson Fisk loves his classical music.>....Or at the very least, his niece does.
>>28723668Thank you for running the Quest. As always it been enjoyable.
>>28724022everyone has at least a little bitch in them