You are a Magical Girl, and you're about to interrogate an amateur journalist that's been hounding you for quite some time now. Yes, you had an inkling that being Warmaster was going to put you in the limelight, as well as under a few crosshairs - but you never thought it'd be this irritating. This annoying.She ruined your date with Midori. Well, granted, it was going well enough until she passed out after suddenly getting inebriated behind your back, but...you couldn't help but feel like it would've gone down better had it not been for the amateur journalist suddenly sticking her nose into where it didn't fucking belong. Christ, You were willing to let the thing with Kirishima Ruri slide, but this time...this time.... . .No. No. This won't do. You're not Murderface anymore.Calm down, you tell yourself. Deep, slow breaths. No need to get into this angry. It doesn't do a damn thing to help. You're dealing with a civilian here. A very annoying, very connected, and very dangerous civilian - but a civilian nonetheless.You just hope that's enough to help you keep your temper in case your guest proves to be too much of a handful.Probably a good thing you're going into this interrogation without any of Pinky's golden shit, eh?Otherwise this interrogation would be cut off.Right at the fucking knees.
>>29127188Anyway. You reach the Silent Room where NECO's been placed into - and funnily enough, it's the same Silent Room that Midori was placed in, a couple of lifetimes ago. Before all this insanity started - or probably just after it began.And of course, there's someone in front of the door leading to the Silent Room itself. Someone looking very, very irritated herself, as she adjusts how the mechanical beast of a sword is strapped around her waist. Her narrowed eyes swivelling towards you the moment you step closer."Murderface." Not a 'Good morning', or 'morning', or even her customary 'fuck off and DIE'. Just your old name, said without a trace of venom. Or anything else. ...You're not sure how to take that, so you simply nod in return. "How'd the date go?"It went...alright enough. Besides, well, NECO, you suppose."I heard." Miki Sayaka lets out a sigh, and it's here that you finally see just how...tired she looks.As if she didn't get any sleep last night. "I know I'm wasting my time here, but is there any way I can ask you to let her off this one time? I know, you asked me to get her off your back, but you know her type. She'll keep testing until she gets more than just a slap on the wrist, and then she behaves. Just like a cat." She rakes a gloved hand through her hair, glancing at the door behind her, before turning back to you again. "I'll...I'll take it as a big personal favor if you let me take care of this one, Murderface." The Eversor adds quietly, her voice strained. As if it physically hurt her to say so.How do you respond?
>>29127204You can ask. But she probably wants this meeting more than I do.If it's any consolation, I'll probably let her leave with her kneecaps intact.
>>29127204[X] That didn't go so well last time, did it? How are you going to handle things differently now? I want to trust you here, but I'm sensing conflicts of interest at play
>>29127204[x] "Go. Handle it. Just make sure that there is no next time."Guys, remember to stop screwing up.
>>29127204"Sayaka. I don't suppose you want to play "good cop"?I promise I won't even ask her about what it is that she's got on you that's making you so antsy, because frankly I just don't give that much of a fuck."
>>29127204[X] "Oh no. You're not taking this away from me. I'm going to make her -suffer- for what she did last night."Hand her our phone, with Filthy Assistants tweets on it."She's not leaving there until I'm satisfied. Incidentally, do you have any good idol porn I can donate to this worthy cause? The worse, the better."
>>29127204"Sayaka. You tried that once and she didn't stop for long.This can't continue, at this rate she'll keep diving into things like this: endanger our girls, spoil op plans and most likely get herself killed.Just a slap on a wrist won't do, so I think a different tact might be required.I want to see if she can work with us. She gets some access we allow, we get an additional line of information."
>>29127204"Sakata., you're really putting me on the spot with this. Can I at least ask why you're fighting so hard to always field this girl?"
>>29127204"There won't be a next time." Then just walk away. She'll get the point.
REMINDER FROM LAST THREADLook, quite franklyI reckon the best approach with NECO is to just>Walk in>Place The Golden Deagle on the desk, firmly, then start stroking it lovingly>Stare meaningfully at her kneecaps until she starts talkingAnd if we get nowhere>"I'm not going to hurt you, NECO. No, I've got a much worse punishment in store for you...">Hand her our phone with her chirpee page up, with Filthy Assistants promise to make Idol Porn is Real>"I'm going to keep you here for the next month."
>>29127204[x] Either you play the good cop or you don't handle this at all. This is the "more than a slap on the wrist". Be present if you want things to go your way even slightly.
>>29127204Why the fuck, sayaka. Why. Is she an old girlfriend or something? Just how many exes do you have?
>>29127238I'm working, so can't participate much, but good-cop bad cop and the promise that she'll probably have her kneecaps by the end of it. Also, if possible and not provoked, try to recruit the cat as a spy to find prophet/fuck over jyuubey that little nigger incubator cunt
>>29127243You realize that the way that Sayaka is going to take is that we're going to physically torture NECO, don't you? You need to be more explicit because of our Murderface reputation and Sayaka knows that Chiaki Matsuda will likely revert to Murderface again, like she's done all the times before when she lost her memory.Think about things in context, not just what's amusing to you at the time.
>>29127204[x] "Do you trust me?"She shouldn't, but let's see what she answers.
>>29127243[X] This."If I can't have burning retribution, then I shall at least have fun."
>>29127204[X]"Come in with me."
>>29127204"This IS the slap on the wrist."Also, has anyone broken into her phone yet? We HAVE confiscated all her effects, right?
>>29127204[x] "Nice of you to bring the sword I assume you'd use to try to kill me. Such -confidence- in your Warmaster."And then just walk into the room.
>>29127243Yeah, No. Sayaka is going to make things much harder for us if we're openly aggressive about this.>>29127204"I'll be willing to work with you in there, but I can't let you solo this. You're too invested in the girl for my liking, and while I don't plan on kneecapping her as Warmaster I cannot stand by and let my agents get sabotaged over fansites."
>>29127243[X] This.Sayaka will probably approve of us at least trying to be subtle, and this will quite frankly be far more effective than anything physical we could do to her.
>>29127310>Such -confidence- in your WarmasterWith the way that we've been making decisions and acting? We're an erratic mess.
>>29127283>she starts talkingthe trick with Neco isn't getting her to start talking, it's getting her to shut up.[X] Vis-a-vis Sayaka: "Laying aside the NECO situation for a moment, I need to talk to you. About Kyoko. And about Oriko.'I want your read on how to deal with Kyoko, bearing in my my priority is getting Kyoko out of this unwitched."
>>29127243voting against this.
>>29127204[X] She fucked up my date with Midori. I am already doing you a favor by not going in guns blazing. Just what the fuck do you want from me? A saint?
>>29127204[x] What's going on Sayaka? You can come with me if you want to make sure nothing happens.
>>29127321Chiaki's been the best warmaster for ages. Straight-laced, sober (mostly), clean (recently), no sexual tyrannosaurus, no civilian casualties, great publicity.
>>29127298>>29127314Sayaka isn't retarded. She'll understand what we mean when she sees the tweets.
>>29127204This concludes our first voting period. Thank you for your participation
>>29127319>>29127304>>29127270Do you guys not remember what happened the last time we joked about torturing NECO?Of how that completely blew up in our face?Do you need a refresher course?
>>29127204[x] "I already consider it a big personal favor that I haven't ordered you to kill her yourself."
>>29127243Voting for this.
>>29127334>Chiaki's been the best warmaster for ages.This needs to be independently verified by an in-game source. Because our decisions have been erratic and we've broken promises we've made.
>>29127341>we literally start talking about idol pornI think she'll get the message.
>>29127249>>29127285These 2 should do nicely
>>29127353Considering that Kharn has been largely acknowledged as nothing more than figure-head kept around for her combat prowess, yes, I do think we're doing better than that.
>>29127353>This needs to be independently verified by an in-game source.WEll, given that the last Warmaster was Kharn, it's pretty much a given.Unless you count, unofficial, interim Warmaster Mami,
>>29127334"Better Warmaster than Kharn" isn't exactly the greatest praise.
>>29127353Lel, u wot? Don't tie the Wendy thing up into this. I'm a Wendyfag myself but that's just hilarious. Chiaki has for example not kicked off a massive inter-officio war like Murderface / Kharn has. Chiaki managed to get the situation in the stadium defused which could have cost tens of thousands their lives which she didn't even have to do, who the fuck cares if civs die? She's not the police or the national guard, as long as her client survives that would have been the end of the job. But she even put a nice massive meguca fight on top to sweeten the deal. So yeah, I can't say she'd been ding a bad job at all.
>>29127344Man I wish we could order Sayaka to kill NECO. But that would make Kyoko sad and I don't wanna make her sad.
>>29127367>>29127371That's only in comparison to 1 previous Warmaster, not the >best warmaster for ages that was said by >>29127334
>>29127367The Warmaster's job IS to be a figurehead.Seriously, you think Koobs is trusting Chiaki with anything important?Frankly, it makes me feel slightly better to know that he, Mami and Kyoko are dealing with the important things.>>29127381>Chiaki has for example not kicked off a massive inter-officio war like Murderface / Kharn has.YET. Our reign is still young, anon.
>>29127323Yeaaaaah, I still feel that Oriko is way more important right now. A shame we can't just leave NECO in there until this all blows over.
>>29127396Kharn IS the only Warmaster the ninth has had for ages.We don't even know who predated Kharn.
>>29127408Yes we can.
>>29127285>>29127238>>29127294I know voting is closed, but we really should want a good cop on hand. Let her start and ask the easy questions while we make a show of simmering in the background and smoking cigarettes.>>29127334I feel like in many ways we are demonstrably worse at Warmastering than Kharn. One thousand underlings and we can never fucking delegate, for one. We really shouldn't even be doing this ourselves – if we're down here at all we should be behind the two-way mirror feeding questions into the ears of someone else whose job it actually is to interrogate the prisoners down here. Not only because we're paying this hypothetical girl grief seeds for a reason, but because we're The Boss, and The Boss should never be seen handling the riff-raff.
>>29127410>We don't even know who predated Kharn.Maybe we'll find out in a flashback thread from when Malal joined or something.
>>29127377>>29127396>>29127400Go look at some of the writeups painting the universe some more. Most warmasters out there are deranged at least to some degree and power hungry / murderous to a fault. Abbaddon is a warmonger pulling insanity in the middle east, Miss Marigold is basically the USC, Alice regularily summons her special ability which is a fucking witch barrier, Ahriman was Ahriman, Strauss is Strauss. Chiaki is a paragon of virtue next to all of them, she'd basically fit perfectly into the old romanticised image of Yakuza as a gentleman organiation that keeps order in a more underground manner. The only one vaguely measuring up is Madaraki Fran or whatever her name was again.
>>29127417I think the voting just closed for that option
>>29127421>I feel like in many ways we are demonstrably worse at Warmastering than Kharn.Nah. We're still settling in. But we're already better at delegating. Four aides, rather than Kharn's approach of "let Malal deal with pretty much everything".Though admittedly, we don't currently have anyone as hyper efficient to delegate to AS Malal was.
>>29127410Just because we haven't seen them doesn't mean they weren't recent. I thought Kharn had the Warmaster position for less than 2 years?
Thinking about it, we should try to get NECO on our side rather then trying to get her to stop.She is committed to free journalism about magical girls and stuff. Yelling at her to back off would only get her more interested in Chiaki. Like those reporters in Noir who are determined to get 'the truth'Instead we should either try to get her as a contact (as someone who we can feed juicy news on other offico's) or say that she owes us a favour in exchange for her life.
>>29127434We've not decided what her fate is yet, if she's uncooperative than just leaving her to stew is totally on the cards.
>>29127445>less than 2 yearsPractically a lifetime for magical girls.
>>29127445Yep. But after Kharn the post was officially vacant for some time too.So technically yes. We ARE the best Warmaster the officio has had for about three years.
>>29127456>So technically yes. We ARE the best Warmaster the officio has had for about three years.You're saying this like Chiaki is a bad person, incompetent or weak! She isn't.
>>29127447>She is committed to free journalism about magical girls and stuff.You've been reading her propaganda.The fact of the matter is we don't know shit about NECO or why she does what she does.
>>29127447Or we could shoot her in the head and lie our ass off to Sayaka.
>>29127455Meguca measure age in dog years....I have to wonder. What happens to Meguca families? Specifically, Kyoko's...
>>29127474>Specifically, Kyoko's...I believe they were a case study in paternal murder suicide.
>>29127467Weekend at the Officio?
>>29127474Last year's Christmas special implies that Kyouko's back-story remains mostly the same.
>>29127382I think it'd probably make Mami sad too, along with damn near anyone else we've interacted with who isn't a flagrant sociopath.
>>29127447I think if we do try to bring her around to our side, it should be by implying that: 1) Miracles are real, and 2) She could really use one right now. With any luck, she and Kyuubey can handle the rest, cat-to-cat. It's win-win-win for us: we gain an asset, the Magical Girl leaks stop, AND we completely ruin her life.
>>29127499So basically no-one else in the Officio?
>>29127461However, a dispassionate observation would suggest that she is amnesiac, possibly haunted by malign supernatural entities and really pretty badly fucked up by years of alchohol and drug abuse, and on her best day is an emotionally crippled amoral murderer.so, yeah. whatever.
>>29127447I was going to suggest we put a tracking collar on her. But I woke up a but too late for the start.Forcing someone to contract seems morally bankrupt, it's basically a death sentence. Might as well just kill her. Besides, she could do plenty of spy work without a contract. She just needs to not update her sight until after all the information is collected and she is in the clear.
>>29127508>pretty badly fucked upNope! Meguca physiology!
>>29127502Miracles? OHMYGODWECANGOVETINARI>So NECO, do you believe in...angels?
>>29127499Mami would just pretend to be upset. Y'know, like the good non-flagrant sociopath she is.
>>29127532>Instead of a pit, its Idol Porn is RealFund it.
>>29127527Actually, Chiaki ruined her voice from smoking too many cigarettes. There's also been a few instances of her running short on breath from physical exertion. No ill-effects from the alcohol yet, though
>>291275021)Jesus christ how horrifying2)I'm almost certain she's already working for someone else and that the "fan-site" is a cover for distributing harder/more important information like security routines
>>29127527Can resist changes, not necessarily prevent them.See: Kyoko's eye, Chiaki's various scarsIt's a fair bet that Chiaki has done some internal damage over the last couple of years. If she wasn't a Meguca she'd just be dead, period.
>>29127549those issues might lessen now that she's not smoking constantly.
>>29127566>If she wasn't a Meguca she'd just be dead, period.Nah. A normal person could totally take several spears through the torso and smoke with punctured lungs, no problem.
Tardy to the voting party, but what the hell does NECO have on Sallaka?Or is she just that afraid we're going to give a civvie the full Murderface Experience?
>>29127215 >>29127220 >>29127238 >>29127249 >>29127308You stare at her for a few minutes, before shaking your head. No, you're taking care of this one personally. If she'd heard from Kyoko just what really happened, then you don't need to explain yourself to her why it needs to be you. Hell, you're Warmaster, aren't you? You're still not up to snuff on everything that being a Warmaster entails, but you're sure it doesn't involve explaining your decisions to your Equerry."I..." You see her swallowing hard, here, most probably a scathing retort to you pulling rank. It's admirable how she can just do that, though. "Yes, I get where you're coming from, and I'd feel the same way. But Murderface, you just can't--"Can't what? Shoot her kneecaps off and call it a day? Because that wasn't really what you were planning to do - but seeing as Sayaka's all but assumed it'd be your first course of action, then maybe you should give it a second fucking thought, then!It's here, then, that the blue-haired Eversor, normally all too pleased and eager to verbally rip into you - seems to go silent, pale. Contrite....Fucking hell. Did she really think that, then? After the shit that happened back at the Ruri Mission? After the both of you came to an agreement, she still doesn't trust you? "It's...I'm just trying to be sure," Sayaka manages after a moment. "I don't know if and when your amnesia'd wipe everything out again. The important bits. The bits that I actually..." The Eversor breathes out from between clenched teeth, turning away. "Look, I'm just trying to make sure you don't fuck things up, alright, Murderface? I'm not getting into your face because I want to, or because I like ruining your day. I just want you to be someone...better." She turns back to look at you. "I want you to be the person Mami believes you could be. If it makes me look like a bitch, or more than I already am, fine. I don't give a shit."How do you react?
>>29127590I'm assuming the latter, it was implied that NECO and Sayaka were friends once. And she's probably pretty right to be afraid of us giving her the murderface experience given how few people seem to be joking about murdering a civilian for spying on our date.
>>29127598>not puffy vulvaDecuuuuu...
>>29127598[X] Thanks for the vote of confidence.
>>29127598Note that she's far too good for someone named Murderface and simply enter the room.You can add a silent "thanks" to that
>>29127598[X] "Okay, now let's get in there."Shit-eating grin."Partner"
>>29127598just do >>29127249by doing this >>29127532although really, we should be doing >>29127323, since it is a much more immediate problem, and I'm pretty sure Sayaka cares more about Kyoko than NECO.We don't really need any more of THIS particular kind of drama/
>>29127598[x] "It's fine. That's what I asked you to do, after all. No kneecapping. Heh, not that she knows that."
>>29127598We need something completely out of character to get her to chill out. Lets find a marker and draw on the both of our faces or somethin
>>29127598[x] "Yeah, I'm trying too. Talk with Midori on how to handle me when I forget everything again. And I need to talk to you about Kyouko and the Prophet; Mami suggested it so let's do it right after NECO."
>>29127598[X] "You think it's bad dealing with me, you should try BEING me.Last night, I'd cheerfully have ventilated your little pal in there, but I'm TRYING to be professional now that I'm back on the clock, and unless it becomes a matter of life and death, she's probably going to walk out of that cell unperforated and unaided.But right now, I need to talk about your other little friend..."
>>29127598"I need a good cop, are you interested? Also, could we get some nerd from IT to go over her stuff? Something interesting might turn up from her texts or her contact list."
>>29127643>NECO's face when the two of them walk into the interrogation room like that>her face when Chiaki takes out the marker and removes the cap, setting it down on the table between them
>>29127598Stare at her for a while."Is there something I should know about you before going there?"GODDAMNIT STOP CARING, SAYAKA
>>29127598[X]"I appreciate it, I also need to talk to you about The Prophet, either come in with me or wait till I'm done."
>>29127598> "I don't know if and when your amnesia'd wipe everything out again. The important bits. The bits that I actually..." The Eversor breathes out from between clenched teeth, turning away. TSUN TSUN ACTIVATED[X] Inform her of our current plan for Neco (force her to work fir us or she watches her website become porn) and get her opinions on it[X] Ask her how to tell Kyoko about Oriko, and if Kirika would help us out with it.
>>29127598[x] "If you want me to be someone better, why do you still insist on calling me 'Murderface'? You know what? Fine. You can deal with NECO. Make her stop this shit, because she's not getting held in a silent room overnight again."
>>29127590>what the hell does NECO have on Sallaka?Probably not a lot, because letting Murderface loose on NECO could solve a lot of Kyoko's problems, unless she's got some kind of dead man's switch going.Which is a possibility for a journalist involved in this kind of thing, I admit.
>>29127598[X] ...And you think I don't? You think I fucking like being Murderface?I'm trying real goddamned hard to even come close to what Mami thinks I can be and I can't have my second in command think I'm one bad day away from shooting everyone's fucking knees off.
>>29127598>>29127651>>29127633Voting a combination of those
>>29127672But we ARE one bad day, one chucklefuck or angry anon fueled decision, from screwing everything up or blowing off people's kneecaps.We're a menace that has to be watched carefully every day because no one knows when we'll lose our memory again.
>>29127598>>29127660Voting this, but also say "Disappointing Mami is the last thing I want."
>>29127598[X] I want be that person too, I'm doing the best I can.
[X] Fine, you can take care of it. But if we have something like a tracking collar, put it on her. Simply put, I want to know before hand if she is going to be dicking around any of our OPs.[X] And come to my office after you are done. I need to speak to you about The Prophet situation.
>>29127696No goddamnit. We need to meet the cat for ourselves.
>>29127598"You're quite possibly the biggest dipshit I know.""I guess that makes you perfect for the bad cop."
>>29127696[X] "Siberia... fixed a few things.I feel... like I'm just about whole enough again to realize how broken I still am.It's not a good feeling. But it sure beats how I was."
Guys let's be a little nice with Sayakahaving a good relationship with our Equerry will probably help us later
>>29127719>CAT INSIDEDammit Dan, my sides.
>>29127566I think Magical Girls are just a bit less Magical in this setting than PMMM – when he was justifying turning little girls into rocks to Sayaka, Kyuubey seemed to think it would be no big deal for a meguca to recover on her own from catastrophic trauma like having every bone in her body broken or complete exsanguination so long as she still had some magic left (Mami was just unlucky that her Soul Gem happened to sit on the top of her head). Homura turned herself from a sickly, bedridden, nearsighted girl into an athletic badass with perfect vision just like that with magic during her later trips.
>>29127719Curse you Dan, now all I can think of is hatesex.
>>29127688She doesn't know that. wonder how much rope Decu will give us to hang ourselves after the Kyubey thing
>>29127719Just so you know Dan Sayaka has that M-16 plus Katana combination sword from Metal Gear Rising thing.
>>29127734I think the limits of what a Meguka can do are just tested rather more thoroughly in Noir.
>>29127748Thanks. Saved for reference.
>>29127738She doesn't know about the anon's controlling Chiaki's decisions and forgetting facts from two days ago, but she does know that Chiaki has random and sudden amnesia and that we revert to Murderface defaults on reset. Live every single time that's happened in the past that we don't remember but that everyone around us does.As far as Sayaka knows, we might keep our memory for a whole year, or lose it all again in the next hour.
>>29127749finally we are going to meet face to face NECO
>>29127762So Sayaka's greatest fear is to be best couch buddies with Murderface in one second and having her face smashed with a gun in second?Because that IS pretty scary
>>29127773It felt pretty nice having those kneecaps, nya.I'm gonna miss 'em.
>>29127796Nice site you have there.Would be a shame if something were to happen to it.
Every time I read MGNQ I sit here and question what happened in my life that led to intense hatred for a fictional cat journalist person thing being the strongest emotion I've felt for years.
>>29127803Yeah, It would be a cat-astrophe
>>29127811fucking Culexus magic, man.
>>29127811I wonder if this is just how mob mentality works? There's an awful lot of homicidal vitriol against a gag character that took a photo of us kissing someone.
>>29127829And could've announced our location to the four winds, and risked operations.
>>29127829I always put it down to Meta-NECO baiting the anons constantly.
>>29127829honestly, the picture thing is rather co-incidental to the fact that she potentially put several MG's girls lives at risk during the Ruri operation.Violating our personal privacy is less of a deal, but it did kind of wind up fucking with Midori, and potentially putting HER life more directly at risk.>>29127848>I always put it down to Meta-NECO baiting the anons constantly.This too. It doesn't help that Meta-NECO knows full well that perforating her involves disappointing Mami, disobeying Kyubey and fatally annoying Sayaka, making her about as safe as an NPC can get, really short of an unprecented level of murderboning chucklefucks descending from on high to deliver a game-ending but incredibly satisying death.
>>29127848That, and she tripped two of anon's murder switches: fucking with waifu lewds and (consistently) getting the better of us.
>>29127867>unprecented level of murderboning chucklefucks descending from on high to deliver a game-ending but incredibly satisying deathMight as well. The constant 'pls don't kill her' is fucking annoying
>>29127867But it would be so satisfying.
Still working on this. Trying to draw Sayaka continues to annoy me.
>>29127881>The constant 'pls don't kill her' is fucking annoyingOh man, this so much.I hate the build-up around her whole character.I feel like there will be some kind of bullshit (either plot or meta) in case of [x] kill NECOIt is not a good feeling
>>29127916Just think of the cutest girl, then draw her. Congratulations, you've drawn Sayaka.
>>29127917christ how can anyone possibly stand the idea of actual plot happening due to killing NECO. god forbid.
>>29127927But the chart already has Midori anon, why would you make Hatchan draw her twice?
>>29127916Why is Pinky such a cute.>>29127927I usually accept other anon's meguca opinion but motherfucker do you think this is a goddamn game?
>>29127938why WOULDN'T you draw Midori twice?
>>29127881>>29127917I think Deculture might be scrambling due to accidentally provoking all the grimderp noir fans too much into thinking that we really can solve every problem with bullets, when actually pulling a Murderface and shooting everyone over minor slights isn't actually going to be a very good way to play the game. It might be less over NECO and more over "Randomly murdering NPCs will fuck us over and he's trying to tell us in a gentle way".
>>29127917We've been told numerous times in-character that there will be consequences if we kill NECO, from Sayaka and QB. What, you can't handle consequences for actions?
>>29127938Shit son she and Sallaka even have the same height.
>>29127947I've actually been considering drawing a comparison image between Midori and Miracle Midori since they're visually a bit different.Just one of many things on the list.
>>29127956Dan, need image of Murderface giving Sayaka a green wig, pls
>>29127948I don't think that's the problem. While murder-hobos are restless, that's probably just because anons go for the less kill-y option all the time, even Lucius we went maximum capture rather than just wasting her gem. Sure there's a good reason for that, but you know, murderhobo. Then there's the second group that just dislikes NECO, whether as a character or a plot-device (the 'nosy reporter' schtick) and are pissed that there's no apparent way of getting rid of her.
I think we can all agree that the consequences for not killing NECO here and now are far worse than the consequences for killing her; if we don't put a put a bullet in the cat, she'll still be alive.
>>29127916I'm having a retard moment, who's the chick next to Malal? Godoka?
>>29127950I'm fine with consequences, just let me kill the thing.
>>29127970Mirai, Midori's best friend that died in the Barrier Arc
>>29127977Oh, bear girl. My mental image was a bit different.
>>29127963"A Sallaka is fine, too."
>>29127970Mirai, who was Midori's only friend and one of the Saints.
>>29127967Honestly, I just like to empty threaten NECO. It just seems right.It seems like a naturally antagonistic relationship.
>>29127948how dare noir fans enter a quest named magical girl noir quest. the nerve of them. the mere presumption that any fan would possibly want to see murderface murder a face for the first time in fuckingever is simply ridiculous
>>29128000Save the murder for Wendy.We're gonna need it.
>>29128000>Thinking noir means the same thing as "we haven't killed an innocent person in a while, let's punch the ticket of the first one we come across"
>>29127948See, in Noir shooting everyone is usually the reason why the main character is hunted down and left facedown in a ditch. Because they're a stupid douchebag asshole that deserves to be killed and the world will be a better place without them but they're too cowardly to eat a bullet.
>>29128013more like "moralfags are running MGNQ into the ground by not letting murderface kill anyone, ESPECIALLY the people that deserve it"
>>29127967>there's no apparent way of getting rid of her.Every character going 'please don't kill her' is the only thing that annoys me about NECO. Why can't one person take our side for a change? Fuck!
>>29128048I'm pretty sure Kyouko was on our side for this one.
>>29128037In my experience, Noir is usually what happens AFTER someone has left been facedown in a ditch.
>>29127916Not to quibble, but Mami's body looks strangely contorted to me. Also needs more Tiny Pete.
>>29128046Wasn't the general quest consensus that we didn't WANT to be Murderface anymore and that we should clean up our act? I figured "not murdering constantly" was at least as important as not popping painkillers.
>>29128056That Neco on the right?
>>29128059Tiny Pete is at the very bottom of the list, mostly because I'm still traumatized from drawing the Brofist picture. Also, Mami's body is at a mostly side-ways angle.
>>29127967>>29127967>While murder-hobos are restless, that's probably just because anons go for the less kill-y option all the time, even Lucius we went maximum capture rather than just wasting her gem.Because the Murderhobo is full of retards who apparently cant be even arsed to understand the character they are playing as. Just in case it wasnt apparent enough from the plot: Murderface is not a good thing.Being Murderface was not a good thing. Chiaki Matsuda tries hard to not be Murderface because it fucked up more than it helped. If you havent figured out, only the batshit insane crazy ones arent happy that we are not Murderface anymore.And also noir isnt about leaving a trail od dead bodies behind you, but about trying to do the right thing in a crapsack world full of grey morality where everyone has something he is willing to sell his principles himself for. And Lucious wasnt evil per se, she is mainly misguided and so were her girls. She believes will be resonsible for the second coming of the Antichrist and sure, we could have gone full Last Action Hero on her ass and splattered her and her girls without a thought. But thank good we didnt, because that wouldnt have been the right thing to do.
>>29128072Yes. Which is why Grimderp-anon is butthurt.
>>29128072Nah, we're still cool with killing people, specially the more annoying ones.
>>29128046>moralfags/v/ pls go
>>29128072yeah but 'not murdering constantly' is not the same as 'not murdering at all.' I want some murder damnit Chiaki's been so boring lately with all her moralfagging around. Becoming a watch wearing dildo might make for a good warmaster but its boring
>>29127633 >>29127639 >>29127647 >>29127650 >>29127661You blink at Sayaka in surprise. That's...well. That explains some about her being such a massive bitch to you. Not all of it, but probably 20% of it. The rest is probably just pure, ingrained, 100% natural bitch."Alright, don't let it get to your head, Murderface," Sayaka growls in warning, crossing her arms over her chest.You shake your head. No, it's...well. You appreciate her telling you. But the thing she's doing now? It's exactly why you chose her to be your Equerry. So she stops you from fucking up. So you don't disappoint Mami too, and you don't want that happening. As much as she does."Yeah, well." Either Sayaka's found something very interesting to look at on the floor by your feet, or she's trying to avoid looking at you. The faintest pink tinge staining her cheeks. "I'm just...I'm just trying to do the right thing."Well, the right thing right now, as you believe it, is for her to be the good cop to your bad cop. And if she hadn't figured it out yet, you won't be doing anything violent to NECO. You just want to make sure this shit doesn't happen again - and maybe even gain an asset while doing so."Ah." Sayaka blinks at this, eyes widening. "That's...that sounds good, Murderface. I mean, well...she probably won't go for it, but it's always worth a shot." She nods. "Alright. I'll be your good cop." She lets out what sounds like a relieved sigh. "Kinda weird, actually. I've always been the bad one."Really? To whose good cop?"Kyoko. You wouldn't believe how they just latch onto her after ten minutes with me." Sayaka allows herself a small smile. Well, you can believe it. She's practically the biggest bitch you know.Anyway, is she ready? "I'll try to sweep that under the rug of our fragile friendship, Murderface." The blue-haired Eversor quips dryly, before taking out what appears to be a clear ziplock bag full of...stuff from the depths of her cape. [1/2]
>>29128072I still want to be Murderface sometimes. But only when there is someone like Kharn or Wendy around who can enjoy it with us.
>>29128072i don't think so. It's not so much that we didn't want to be Murderface. It's that we woke up and we were Chiaki.Murderface is a past us we don't really remember, but she's in here, someplace... as the fact that we'd have happily murdered NECO just last night goes to prove.
>>29128079More that it's probably the poofyness of her skirt making her hip look as though it's thrust strangely upward. Or that's how it seems to me, at least.
>>29128113I think the foreleg is too thin compared to the rear one?
>>29128048I always read Kyuubey's warning to leave her alone as a reminder for us to stick to the mission we were being paid to do instead of abandoning everything to run off chasing a cat who hadn't, strictly speaking, leaked anything that wasn't already public knowledge. It was not a blanket ban on ever doing anything about her ever. He even implied that if she ever did become a problem we would handle it then. Well, guess what? It's problem-solving time.
>>29128121No, he said that if NECO ever became a problem then he would take care of it, not Chiaki.I'm pretty sure you're remembering things wrong.
>>29128093"NECO's personal effects. One notepad, one DSLR Camera with the really expensive lens, one smartphone, one stun gun. Purse contains one three-pack box of condoms, a two packs of spearmint gum, a foundation compact, a lip gloss, and a Murder Mayumi keychain." She holds the entire thing to you, and you take it with both hands. "And no, we didn't crack open her things yet. If you want, we can do that, but it'd probably be easier to just ask her."Ah. Right. Maybe you'll do just that, then....Setting aside NECO for a moment, though. After this, you want to talk to her about the Prophet."Yeah? Did you find out who she was, then?"You nod. You tell her the Prophet's real identity, what you learned from Haruka about her, and what you need her help with."...Shit. Oriko? I didn't..." Sayaka frowns, here. "Christ. I should've known she'd get mixed up in this, too. And Kyoko..." She shakes her head. "Right, okay. Let's talk about that later. Maybe during training, yeah?"Training? ...Is that what she brought that Blackberry Croissant Brulee thing for?"Blueberry Cheesecake Brownie," The Eversor corrects. "And of course, what'd you think? That I was going to gut you with this if I saw you shooting off NECO's kneecaps?"...Pretty much."I'd ask you to give me some credit, but I never gave you any in the first place either. So...yeah, I guess." Sayaka shrugs. "Anyway, let's get this over with."Right.[2/3]
>>29128090FYI, we'd have been fine with murdering those MG's soul-gems during the concert.Just Officio protocol means you're supposed to TRY and secure the gems if at all possible. As it turns out, it was.It was really six of one and half a dozen of the other to Chiaki, but it might still turn out to have been the right choice. We'll find out when we get Mami's interrogation report.
i cant wait until we meet the fucking warmaster of the first or some other fucking obscenely powerful magical girl wielding a golden weapon and get our shit kicked in because 90% of the people reading this quest are too fucking scared of the repercussions of using violence to actually fight in a meaningful wayhave we even seen talked to pinky in the past few months?
>>29128150I think we're about due for some Pinky. She's probably waiting for us, since we've been ignoring her for so long
>>29128150We should take the Kharn approach to other Warmasters. Size them up, try to murder each other, then maybe sex.
>>29128150>Thinks we're afraid to fight in a meaningful wayDid you not even remember the ballpark fight? We totally fucked those girls up in hilarious ways, and not busting their gems was pretty much an afterthought.
>>29128160Somehow I doubt we'll be lucky enough to meet her like that. But can always hope!
>>29128160She's probably still mad at us.
>>29128150She wasn't speaking to us for a while.Then the last time she wanted to talk was right before the fucking shit in the Silent Room with Yuma.Then we took off the shield for our date.It's not so much overdue as it just seems like a long time. It's been less than a couple of days in game time, I think?
fuck people we're not advocating killing every innocent civilian we come accross but sometimes violence IS the answerespecially in this universeor have we forgotten everything that happened before our return from siberia
>>29128162did you miss the part where we got fucking ultrastabbed? maybe if we actually dedicated some time to learning about the golden weapons instead of avoiding them like big pussies because they're scary we could get something fucking accomplished without almost dying. like imagine what would have happened if we hadn't had Sayaka. 100% fucked
>>29128150Pinky is the most neglected girl in the whole series, and she has been the most helpful person yet. (Maybe second most helpful, Mami might eb the number one.)
>>29128162Or that time we broke our Officio's only Culexus's fucking helmet in a fistfight?
>>29128150>>29128174Your butthurt is showing.
>>29128140The door to NECO's Silent Room slides open with a metallic hiss, the thick six-inch plate door shoving itself out of the way to allow you passage. You step in along with Sayaka - and note that the anti-magic engine isn't at all turned on, from how both your costumes didn't even so much as fizzle when you crossed the threshold. Standard operating procedure, in any case - if a prisoner's confirmed to be non-contracted, the Silent Room just becomes a regular holding cell, which is more than enough to hold anyone mundane.It's here, then, that you finally set eyes on NECO.She's...well, she's just as Sayaka described to you, back in the Ruri mission. Blonde. High school. Rather filled out, in the same way that Midori and Mami are. Just a bit more athletic, though, someone used to being on the run. Her clothes deceptively simple - a long-sleeved white jacket, a short purple miniskirt, black stockings, leather boots. Something stylish, yet short enough for activity - the kind that involves stalking and dodging Magical Girls, no doubt.Cute, though. Really cute. Just...the kind of cute you should watch out for."Oh, geez, you should have called ahead. I didn't get a chance to clean this place up." NECO remarks as you step forward, Sayaka right behind you. She gestures to the metal-frame bed she's perched on - her right wrist handcuffed to one of its posts. "Are you mad? You look mad, nya." She has a calm, even expression, and her crimson eyes meet yours. Altogether too composed. Like a challenge....Hah. This cat. This fucking cat.How do you react?
>>29128192>broke yuma's helmetexcept we didntif youre implying that slapping an entitled bitch who needed to be put in her place Shinji-style is fighting meaningfully then pls go and stay go
>>29128192oh yeah fucking amazing what an accomplishment you really proved him wrong
>>29128195[x] Punch the bitch. No, not Sayaka.
>>29128195[X] Shoot her
>>29128195[x] Treat her like an honored guest (besides not taking off the chains). Make her wonder what our deal is.
>>29128195[x] (normal) Deagle on the table, sit in the chair and scowl disinterestedly.No words. They're NECO's battleground, and only a fool fights on your opponents turf.
>>29128140>>29128093There's something oddly endearing about the way Chiaki and Sayaka snipe at each other. I'd say it reminds me of an old married couple, but that'd be unfair to Kyouko to ship Miki/Matsuda. Besides, most old couples I know aren't thinking of how to kill each other. Most of the time, anyway.
>>29128195Pistol whip her.Then say "yes"
>>29128173It's been 3 days.>>29128174There are also times where it's not the answer, and even when violence is what we have to do, chucklefucks tend to make it end up as a failure.
>>29128195[X] Not quite mad yet. I was ready to kill you last night, but I've decided that I might as well enjoy this today.
>>29128209WE broke her fucking visor with a headbutt, chucklefuck.
>>29128215>>29128213>>29128222>>29128227Man, you guys are annoying.>>29128218Voting for this.
>>29128195[x] No words, just backhand her.I kinda wish we'd brought a squirt bottle
>>29128195[X]"What I am, is very disappointed in you."
>>29128195Look at her, channel every ounce of the murderface glare that was our habitual expressionLet Sayaka talk, at least to start with
>>29128140>Purse contains one three-pack box of condomsWhy would NECO need those?
>>29128242We could have prepared one before hand.
>>29128195[x] So, I've been considering some ideas on how to deal with you. 1: Killing you, I like this one the best. 2: Shipping you to Kharn as a wedding present, not as fun but still entertaining. and 3: Making you fall in love with me. The last girl I shot in the knees did just that, think I can pull it off again?
Rolled 30, 24 + 18 = 72>>29128218>>[x] (normal) Deagle on the table, sit in the chair and scowl disinterestedly.
>>29128251Kyousuke is one handsome devil.
>>29128242The shield could provide...
>>29128258Then wear the hat.
>>29128241Hey, we agreed with Sayaka that we were the bad cop. We should badcop.
>>29128195[x] Light a cigarette, take a drag, blow smoke in her face. Deadpan voice "Yep."
>>29128235breaking one of probably multiple layers of plexiglass != breaking a highly advanced magical containment suit's headpiece
>>29128195[X] Put on The Hat. Tame the cat.
>>29128195[x] "I'm not mad, though I am disappointed. I'd expected you to be good enough to not get caught."
>>29128195[x]"A little. Is there a reason why I've become your pet project to piss off or something? Help me out here."
>>29128195"You ruined my date and painted a giant target on the girl I was with. Distractions I didn't need during this phase of...I'm not mad. Livid is the word you're looking for Neco-chan."
>>29128195'You are getting to my nerves cat, it's better if you dont test my patience or else your litle site will suffer'or this >>29128248on a side note I was waiting for this!
>>29128272I'm actually hoping that NECO is dumb enough to go for the Deagle.
>>29128274[x] >Light a cigarette, take a drag, blow smoke in her face.I like that part. Dunno if we should say yes or no, but I wanna stay calm and blow smoke in her face.
>>29128277Lets do this.We could use a pet.
We should poke holes in all her condoms before we give them back.
>>29128195[Good Cop]"And you look like you fucked up."
>>29128275you say potato, I say potato
>>29128306You get the Cat, Dan. Truly I feel rage just glancing at its visage.
>>29128306My sidesThe police will be investigating murder through exploding sides soon
>>29128195Let Sayaka start off the questioning while we go through her phone, using magic if needed to bypass any lock, and start reading her texts from last night and the night of the concert.
>>29128195>[X]Set the gun down, give her our scariest look, stay silent, let Sayaka talk. If she talks down to us, punch her.
>>29128195[x] would mind you mind telling me just what the hell you think you're doing?
>>29128195[X]"let me tell you all about, idol porn.That'll throw her off.
[X] "I'd like to announce that I have no intention of killing you."Blow a chunk out of the wall besides her head."...but sometimes, just sometimes, I miss what I'm aiming for."
>>29128306Can we kneecap her now
>>29128195[X] Idol porn time
>>29128195[x] Hurt her just a bit. Punch/Backhand/Pistol Whip...whatever. Just make sure she understands the situation and make Sayaka look like a real good cop.What, you guys think she doesn't know of the good cop/bad cop? Pff, please.The only way to make her worry is by hurting her right off the bat and put some real fear in her.
>>29128195>>29128306i love you most of all, dan
"You remember that fight at the stadium? Wll, they had an opening number. They killed some innocent girl, cut off her head, made it look like someone I care about - you know, Mami, I bet you've had her pancakes - and mailed it to me in a box. Yeah. That was theeir opening number before the fight at the stadium.""So....what do you think they'll do to Midori after they see the picture of me kissing her? Nice shot, excellent camera. I'm sure the picture will look lovely in her shrine. You now, if we can recover a body."
Weren't we supposed to be playing bad cop here?
>>29128371Of course. You knew what I was gonna post.
>>29128378Unfortunately people are too busy being dumb to remember that.
>>29128378Didn't Sayaka massively handicap us by making us promise not to kneecap her?Besides, we're still pistol whipping her aren't we?
>>29128378What are we doing wrong?
>>29128378We could take that a little more loosely and just manhandle her until she gives or Sayaka pulls her from our grip, but we're not Kharn
>>29128455if we were really kharn we would molest her
>>29128455Kharn is more clear cut than that. It's either murder or nothing when it comes to violence. No punches pulled. Chiaki can work with middle ground.
>>29128470but can chiaki molest with the best
>>29128472Kharn did show us the tongue thing.
>>29128442A bunch of the votes were leaning more towards being a good cop than a bad cop, and I wanted to point that out.
>>29128472thats itmgnq is overgo home everyone
We should force NECO to contract and then batter her soul gem with cat nip and put it in an animal shelter as she sits tied up nearby.
>>29128504I doubt QB would be cool with that. There are other ways to control people.Plus it would probably lose us points with just about everyone except Pinky. Since it's the same as a very inhumane death sentence.
>>29128504That's it, you're off the force. Turn in your badge.
>>29128504Silver SS w/ HD FL DT and HR reply
>>29128516Letting her leave is also an inhumane death sentence considering she's just going to throw her not-magical ass back into situations on par with shit actual megucas deal with.There is no winning with NECO. No matter what you do, you're killing her and if you do it fast people get mad.
>>29128504welcome to the force, anonhere's your gun and badgefirst things first, hand in your gun and badge, you're off the force
>>29128542It's not our job to protect her. If she wants to throw herself into oncoming traffic how are we responsible?
>>29128504Pretty sure we can't force anyone to sign a contract. However, there's no reason we need to be completely candid about all of the unpleasant aspects of being turned into a magical mineral. About the best we can do is try to plant the idea in her head that it might be something she'd want to do, and let Kyuubey handle it from there.
>>29128306Not smug enough, Dan! Still not smug enough, I feel the warp slowly overtaking me but its still not smug enough.Neco needs to look at least Pic related levels of smug.
>>29128562are you seriously trying to get us to persuade neco to contract
>>29128562Full disclosure before signing is what QB and the other Incubators do in this setting.
>>29128218 >>29128250 >>29128269You meet NECO stare for stare, as you take one of the rusting folding chairs propped up beside the Silent Room wall and unfold it for use. You plant this right in front of NECO, just three feet exactly from her - and it's here that you plant your own ass, placing yourself directly in her line of sight, right in her face. The staring contest between the both of you unbroken, unrelenting.A harsh racking of your Shield, and you place a particularly heavy-looking handcannon on your lap. It's not your Golden Desert Eagle, that's for sure - the metal cold, almost freezing to the touch - but it'll do. Even without looking down on it, you know it's a man-stopper, each of the bronze shells slotted into its chambers easily capable of carving a fist-sized hole into a cat's face.To her credit, NECO doesn't even flinch at the sight of the firearm. Only a brief widening of the eyes, nothing more. ...Well, that and she looked at the hat you're currently wearing for just a split second.Sayaka clears her throat here. "Um, well, I think you know why we're here, Izumi." Your Equerry begins, her voice sedate, calm, collected. Amost kind. "I talked to you about...about giving Warmaster Matsuda here a break. You've been good with that during the Kirishima affair, but you've crossed the line this time." She shakes her head. "Honestly, couldn't you have had given Warmaster Matsuda just a bit more privacy last night? Did you really need to take that picture?"[1/2]
>>29128562I'm pretty sure Sayaka would take care of that ino. And also hate us if we tried to make her contract.
>>29128562>>29128504No.We all know that contracts with Incubators are pretty much a Death Sentence in the long run.
>>29128608She ignores Sayaka for a second. Two. Three. It seems like she's much more interested in having a staring contest with you. Fucking cat."I didn't give a location, and it's not exactly a secret, Sayaka-nyan. What's the big deal, here? Didn't the Warmaster just take her with on vacation like a week ago? And the Waifu Special, pretty much everybody knows about that, nya. People talk." She purrs out the words when she finally speaks and leans back when she's done, as though satisfied with something. "It's probably good PR if people see you having human cares and emotions after the whole turning-some-people-into-bloodstains-on-national-TV thing, too. And I just wasn't ready to send you kittens until you forgot to shoot one. It'd be a waste of kittens."How do you react?
>>29128580I really don't care either way, but it WOULD tie all of our NECO-related problems up if that happened. I'm just saying.>>29128584Kyuubey can handle it however he wants, it's not really our concern once he takes over.
>>29128617[x] Just smile. But not the nice way.
>>29128617[X]casually shoot the wall right next to hershe needs to get it in her head that this shit isn't acceptable, obviously not only does she not get it but she actually thinks she can get away with that type of crap.
>>29128617>And I just wasn't ready to send you kittens until you forgot to shoot one. It'd be a waste of kittens.I feel retarded right now. What the fuck is this cat even talking about.[x] Hit her.
>>29128617[X] Shoot the wall next to her. LEt SAyaka continue talking.
>>29128608>>29128617yet more evidence that NECO is best girlthe smuggest motherfucker this side of japanpic related its her expression rn
>>29128617"It would have been less of a death sentence for Midori if people had been speculating, instead of having proof. I mean, having Mami's head sent to me in a box, that was a swell opening number - some poor girl died for that trick, I'm only glad it wasn't Mami herself this time....but Midori? Yeah, I think Midori is probably going to be the next one. I suspect they'll grab the real thing though. I'll invite you to the funeral. You might need to get someone to push your wheelchair there...."
>>29128617I imagine the gun we got is loud as fuck.[x] Put it right next to her ear and pull the trigger. Helloooooo deafness.
>>29128617Seconding this. We need to break her smugness.>>29128640
>>29128608[X] Chamber a round. Turn to Sayaka and say, "It's getting really hard for me to not just kill her." Then resume the stare.
>>29128654>>29128637Only do this if we're done asking questions. She can't answer if she can't hear what we're saying.
>>29128637This.Man, here I am predicting that when all the talking and threatening may prove to be useless, we then laugh in front of her possibly smug face and show our last trump card, a look at her own Chirpee account
>>29128617Shoot ourself in the leg to show we mean business.
>>29128640>>29128637We should check what we are holding before doing that. Shooting bazookas is not good.
>>29128617[x] pull a shotgun out of the shield.Lets get increasingly destructive things out as this goes on.
>>29128655As I said, I'm leaning towards shooting the wall and letting Sayaka do the talking, preferably letting her explain this >>29128651 so we can move on to threatening and make this a better good cop/bad cop routine
>>29128617[x] Let her go and thank her for the wonderful advice, perhaps after apologizing for the rude behavior.
>>29128664Se can write them down
>>29128617[x] "Everyone knew there was someone, but didn't have a face to go with it. It would have gotten out regardless, but I could have taken care of some loose ends before that eventually happened. Like the rest of the group that the girls who attacked at the stadium. You've gone from an annoyance to a problem, Cat."Flick the safety off, if there is one. Otherwise put our finger on the trigger.
>>29128617[x] Izumi? Tetsuo Izumi? Malal's friend?
>>29128617>kittens[X] <Yeah, it's tragic when people mess with a thing you care about, isn't it.>But think it. Don't say it. Imagine the expression on that face when you casually slide her phone over to her and let her see the fruits of Filthy Assistant's labors.Keep letting giving her enough rope to hang herself. Analyse what she's already said.She knows FAR TOO MUCH and she's letting you know all about it.
>>29128669Yeah! That'll show her!
>>29128617[X] Shoot the wall and explain the finer points of our relationship now being fact instead of speculation.
>>29128617[X]"one time some bitch stole my genuine imported maple syrup. So I shot her.You've managed to piss me off more than she did. Congratulations."
[x] "Three minuets left, Sayaka."Just keep reminding her of the time. Don't tell either one what the countdown is for. Just that you're counting down to something.
>>29128617[x]"You have dealt with Magical Girls in the past and probably have seen your own share of horrible things while snooping around in our world, so you dont get intimidated easily."[x]"Since you like secrets, let me show you my biggest secret,"[x]Grab her hand, turn shield.
>>29128617>>29128651>>29128694voting thisalso>>29128642so true anon
>>29128668I do like that as a final trump card. "I don't even need to do anything. I actually should keep you here for a few days. The less journalistic integrity you have, the less I have to worry about you."
>>29128617[x] Show her the new and improved version of her chirpee. Say that we may as well just let lazy assistant continue their wonderful work while NECO rots in the silent room.
>>29128651Nthing this. Cat doesn't seem to understand the stakes here.
>>29128708just in case you were being serious.voting against this.
>>29128617[x]Just pistolwhip the bitch already.
>>29128651>>29128637Cat needs to learn
>>29128651Yeah, lets roll with this.
>>29128617"You know what NECO, you're right and now that I've slept on it I'm feeling so grateful that I'm going to give you a gift.Lodgings, I'll put you up in here indefinably for no charge. I'll get you a comfy bed, hot water and of course regular update form your Churpie.After all I'm sure you're eager to find out all the goings on in the wonderful world of"Deathly whisper.Idol porn.
>>29128617>>29128707I LIKE this one. Flick safety off, too.guilting her might work better, though.>>29128651sounds good.
>>29128731Cats don't learn from punishment.
>>29128695Yeah, we need to interrogate her on that, but people are too stupid to remember that we need to make the connection in-character. Not to mention there are anons who think we should ignore or work against Malal's plan.
>>29128740This is amazing.
>>29128717No. She has ENTIRELY TOO GOOD a grasp of the stakes, especially for someone supposedly outside the Officio structure.She knows about the waifu special, she knows about Siberia, and she knows about the Ruri mission.Right now she's fishing.
>>29128712>>29128740[x] IDOL PORN! IDOL PORN!
>>29128743Jounalists do learn from ilplied threat and revelation of responsibility. When we ask her "Do you like killing people? Do you like getting my friends, my subordinates, My PEOPLE killed? Does it get you off, killing my family?" she'll get the point.
>>29128764not yet.Just keep quiet, see what else she tries and imagine how that face is going to crumple when she sees IDOL PORN
>>29128764>>29128740>letting the filthy assistant go after ruri or iorithe fucks wrong with you guys?
>>29128740dude isn't a bit early to pull the big guns?>>29128695>>29128752true, good memory anons
>>29128768>o you like killing people? Do you like getting my friends, my subordinates, My PEOPLE killed? Does it get you off, killing my family?"said Murderface".No, that tack isn't going to work.Wait and see what else she's sitting on.
>>29128608>>29128617URGE TO KILLRISING
>>29128775You think they have any better a grasp of consequences than NECO?
>>29128775I want filthy assistant to go after them. I hope fa roots through their trash first.
>>29128775Iori has no current girlfriend.Ruri we do not care about.
>>29128761She has a basic idea of what's going on, yes, but you have to remember that she also has it in her head that magical girl are somehow heroes to be looked up to.She also has no idea of The Prophet business and how her snooping has endangered Midori in particular. I think this should be brought up, yes, but not right now. Though it seems like I'm in the minority here.
>>29128617More smug cat. More!
>>29128775Ruri would enjoy the attention.
Take out our phone. Play idly with it. Look up her chirpee. Don't tell Sayaka what we're doing. Wait a little while. Pause and look at the phone with rising interest. "Hmmmm." nod sagely. When she's at her most smug, ask, "Do you want to borrow this?" Pat the gun. "I'll let you." When she asks why....show her the chirpee.
>>29128780Maybe, but don't think I won't wheel it out again if this continues.
>>29128617I've gotten slow.
>>29128785THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT THIS CAT
>>29128780Malal mentioned that Izumi is an asset we should use. Sayaka told us NECO's name twice. And anons ignore it because they'd rather get in some lels.
>>29128824but you've improved.
Fuck civilians. Fuck this cat. The ones who get you in danger are bad. The ones who do it unwittingly are worse. The ones who don't want to learn are the worst.Death is too good for this cunt but we have little time to waste as it is so it'll have to do. No idea why Sayaka likes this bitch so much. Or QB. Or several others. In fact, that just makes my Shadowrun bells and whistles and warning lights go off.Also she's annoying.She needs .50 cal aspirin, is what I'm saying.
>>29128793>She has a basic idea of what's going on, yes, but you have to remember that she also has it in her head that magical girl are somehow heroes to be looked up to.Do we know that, or are we just assuming that?We need to investigate, and the best way to do that is to largely keep schtum and perhaps, pile on the pressure >>29128707 style and see what else she reveals.
>>29128846Either that, or keep her locked up until the crisis is over... but dead is safer.
>>29128852>until the crisis is over
>>29128708I like the idea of putting the fear of god in her. It's a pity there is no good way to do it.
>>29128846Go and eat a bullet, it's faster and less of a bother to everyone else who will want you dead. That's all you'll end up doing anyway.
>>29128847She is trying to provoke a reaction.So, either don't give her one... or make her dread getting one.
>>29128834We should contract her then. It gives us the most security other than locking her up or bustin' a cap in her ass.
>>29128867Actually, it's easy. She lives in a world of exaggeration, and half-true lie.If she believes HALF of the shit she's heard about us, our best weapon here is her own imagination.
>>29128868>Oh guys look at me being all edgy. Im such a badass.
>>29128881Only one problem with this - what if her wish seriously fucks over the entire officio, or at least us?
>>29128824I want to push her on to that bed.
>>29128867Idol porn'll at least get a delicious reaction out of her.
>>29128793we need to get her to a lower point so we can get her to do spy work on the Prophet for us also I don't se Murderface having enough social tact or patient on this moment to not address the subject sooner than later>>29128823if this and Sayaka's good cop does not work I'm ok with it, but not as a first option >>29128834I for once truly forgot, but I had already planed to make her do spy work for us
>>29128898We can do better than that.We can send her to Kharn.
>>29128895Pretty sure koobs can just say no if the wish is a shit
>>29128895I've told you the alternatives. Pick your poison.
>>29128881>We should contract her thencon·tract (kntrkt)n.1.a. An agreement between two or more parties, especially one that is written and enforceable by law.
>>29128912Actually, he can't.Incubators don't grant wishes. The process of becoming a magical girl grants wishes. Once the contract's made, he can't do shit about the wish.
>>29128881what makes you think she would contract? She's been around Magical Girls for years, if she was willing to be one she would have made her wish a long time ago.I don't think Kyuubey would even make a contract if we used force to convince an unwilling subject.
>>29128926He could include a "if your wish intentionally fucks me, I set the death-squads on you" clause then.
>>29128931This brings up the question....why HASN'T she contracted?
>>29128939So, overall, a waste of energy.>>29128948Because it's a death sentence?
>>29128948Too smart to fall for the trap, too dumb to run awaySo Izumi is a 5 letter word...
>>29128948Maybe because she knows full well what it means to be a Magical Girl, and her journalism is so that they aren't forgotten as many Magical Girls wish in the end.
>>29128926>>29128939Actually, Jyubey has been mentioned to include a "Witch out" clause on his contracts, that the other Incubators disagree with. Even Kyubey included new clauses when we hijacked Midori, like being able to take over her body, find out her location at all times, and being able to remotely kill her. Incubtaors in MGNQ are much more versatile when contracting magical girls than in regular PMMM
>>29128910Why aren't we using her intimate time with Kharn as blackmail? If she says something dumb like we can't stop her from putting incriminating stuff on the internyan, we inform her the reverse is true and ask the betrayer for allllllllllll the juicy details of her affair.
>>29128785>Dat face expression>Dat toothI FEEL THE WARP OVERTAKING ME
>>29128952>>29128960That makes it a weapon. If she knows it's a death senstence and the horror it brings, we could actually threaten her with it. Especially if we tell her "If Midori dies, YOU are replacing her. Personally. Contract, wish and all."
>>29128976>and as bedwarmer>hope you like waifu specials
>>29128960>So Izumi is a 5 letter word...yeah... and we wasted a diary entry on reading about fucking Mami,We need to stpp making our diary reading deciscions while we're tired.>>29128970Because that would give us negotiating power... but we've already got all the power we need in this relationship.The onus is on NECO to say something that'll convince us to let her out of the cell, at least from her perspective.
>>29128981Nah, add that part when she doesn't quite break.
>>29128970According to the plot Kharn didn't actually get NECO, she just threatened to before Malal pulled her leash away. And in any case I don't think we even know that happened.
>>29128999I thought Kharn had her panties in the collection.
>>29128999We don't need to know that happened to know that Kharn likes blondes and NECO is blonde.
>>29128824I dont know. Instead of smug she looks like she wants to fuck on this one. Thats not a bad thing. Hue.
>>29128651"Are you seriously that new?" NECO narrows her eyes at you, the smug grin on her lips smoothening out into a straight-lipped frown. "You do get I'm not, like, your only intel concern, right? Every Officio's got their eyes on every other Officio, and right now, all their eyes are on the new Warmaster whose big magical girl debut was starting a war for no good reason that wiped one of the Officios out completely." She shakes her head at you. "So nyo. You don't get to do that and pretend it's my fault if someone finds out. Being a magical girl is a tough life, nya. There are risks."It's here that the smug, shit-eating grin comes to the fore once more."...That thing with Mami Tomoe-nyan is pretty interesting, though. Can I get more details about that, meow?" It's here that she pats her skirt's pockets. "A-ah, I forgot, Sayaka-nyan took all of my stuff." She shrugs. "Oh, well. I'll just have to try and remember! Good thing I've got really good memory, nya!"Okay. So it was cute the first couple of times, but now it's just getting annoying. Does she really have to make cat noises every other fucking sentence?"Nya? What cat noises, nya?""Izumi." Sayaka says in warning, withering tones. NECO manages to look abashed at that, before nodding."Alright, alright. I'll try to cut down. Nya." She shakes her head. "But you get me, right? If someone like me could snap a photo of you and Green Green, what about Magical Girls? Did you ever think about that?"Grh. She's got a point there, but......Wait. Izumi? That's...that's a bit familiar.Tetsuo Izumi? Is that her name?"That's me-ow!" NECO, or Izumi, replies with a big catty grin. "I'd give you my card, but you've got all my stuff! Master Journalist, Chief Editor and Head Writer of Magical Girls Are Real Dot Com, at your service!" She winks at you, in a motion eerily similar to a certain green-haired idol's.How do you react?
>>29128968He didn't change her wish though.It doesn't prove that he couldn't have, but I don't think it would his style.The clauses are just part of being a Magical Girl, they are her payment for the wish. To actually change the content of the wish would be taking back what she paid for.
>>29129015Sometimes there's not much difference between those two expressions.
>>29129017>anons picking a talky optionterrible results as expected.
>>29128617You are provoking me. Knowing you are at my mercy. Knowing I can kill you at the slightest whim, or just hold you here indefinitely. And you still act like you've got any kind of influence over the outcome of this conversation.What is your goddamn deal, cat?
>>29129017YOU FUCKING BLEW IT, YOU FUCKING CHUCKLEFUCKS.She was fishing for a reaction and you gave her one. And told her about the Mami thing to boot.OK. What can we salvage from this?
Let's give her an IV of whiskey.
>>29129017[X] Shoot the wall next to hear head. "If other magical girls found out about "Green Green" I would kill them. Your time is running out, Sayaka. Should I just let her spend a night without food and come back again tomorrow or kill her now instead of starving her?"
>>29129017[X]"Did you know Malal?"
>>29129017[x] you knew Malal?
ITS IDOL PORN TIEM>>29128740SOMEONE EDIT THIS TO MAKE SENSE IN CONTEXT
>>29129017Okay, who in their right mind picked that option? The "shoot next to her head" option was better.We're the bad cop, you chucklefucks. We do NOT TALK, we threaten.
>>29129017[x] Malal said some stuff about you being useful. Though you're more of an ass than an asset from where I'm standing.then idol porn after she starts raving
>>29129017[x] "I've got some questions for you about Malal. About her, and a certain Prophet."Also, thanks guys for highlighting our ignorance and inability to actually think about the world around us instead of whats only in front of us.
>>29129017>what about Magical Girls? Did you ever think about that?"[X] By the good grace the the blueberry standing next to me is the only reason your fate isn't the same as theirs would be. I would have had Kyoko kill them on the spot. That is why this annoys me so much. This is a drawn out situation on how to deal with something I shouldn't have to care about anymore.
>>29129017I just want her dead and I know it's never going to happen for anything short of her choking Midori to death, so bleh. I have no reason to vote.
>>29129017>[X]"Tell me how you met Malal." Try to figure out what was important enough about her to warrant a mention in the journal
>>29129017You knew Kaneda.It is only in respect to her memory I haven't killed you yetDon't let her see we are surprised at this, play her own game better
>>29129017Forget this, just ask about Malal."Tell me everything you know about Malal. At least then this won't be a waste of time."
>>29129017[X] Kill her.Not worth it. It will never be worth it.
>>29129017Nice Job, ya ChlamydiotsGive the fucking REPORTER of all things PRIVATE INFORMATION.Real smooth.Fucking...Alright, since we're already in this mess,[x]Nice to meet you, I'm your only hope of getting out of here alive.[x]Shoot -right next- to her head.
>>29129017[x] Let Sayaka take over this interrogation. Meanwhile, watch and look menacing.
>>29129017[X] "Ah yes but you see I'm incredibly petty."Can we please just punch her in the face just once, just a little?
>>29129082its fine, everybody assumes that about us anyway. As long we get out of here with NECO reasonably intact and Sayaka not at our throat im going to consider this thread an overall win
>>29129057No, fuck that.Lets just shut her down.[X] "Sayaka, get her the fuck out of here.You, if I EVER see you again, I WILL kill you. No ifs, no buts."Lets see how she responds to the threat of this ending prematurely.
>>29129017I have heard about you Tetsuo Izumibut that is for another time, I didn't want to do this but you leave me no other optionI'll keep you hear and let you assistant do all the work on IDOL PORN that she wants, hell I'll even help her on my free time
>>29129017[x] Shoot her.
>>29129017Let's face it, in a contest of wits, she has us outmatched. We are not going to talk circles around this girl. Now, if we want to provoke her and get her back on the defensive, we need to do something else (and not firearm-related, yet). I say we pull out the bag containing her stuff and start flipping through her photos and reading her texts. Remark on how poor the likeness is on the Murder Mayumi keychain.
>all this violence>>29129100Compromise and do forehead flick/cheek pinch
>>29129104She'll be smug and emboldened by Chiaki's impotence.Diplomacy only works if the other side respects you in a way. Either through hating you enough to take you seriously as a threat and meeting you at the table to avoid it or otherwise. NECO here is smug and cocky.
>>29129094Sayaka isn't suppose to find out about that, don't say it.
>>29129017[x] Rip out her annoying tooth that sticks out.
>>29129111Mindgames aren't going to work after that embarrassment anon, she'll easily see it as an attempt to turn things back in our favor. Similarly, I bet she feels confident we're not gonna kill her now, so threatening with the gun is out too. Other than keeping her locked up and letting the assistant have free reign, I'm out of ideas.
>>29129017"You are aware that the only thing standing between you and being beaten to death with a golfclub by me is Sayaka, yes? The reason I havent done that was because Sayaka begged me on her knees to not do that.So despite knowing that I killed girls younger than you for minor reasons than what you did, you still continue to act before me like you have a deathwish. Why? "
>>29129104Vetoing. Absolutely stupid.
>>29129017>If someone like me could snap a photo of you and Green Green, what about Magical Girls? Did you ever think about that?[X] "I'm a fucking Vindicare, you 'tard. Of COURSE I've thought about Magical Girl Infiltration. Anyplace you can take a picture from, I can take a shot from. And probably from a lot further away, to boot."
>>29129017[x]Here's a service you can fulfill : bugger off
>>29129017[X] "...You know what NECO? I'm feeling rather generous today. I'm going to make you an offer. And if you refuse, well, that's perfectly fine, I'll even give you a gift!Lodgings, I'll put you up in here indefinably for no charge. I'll get you a comfy bed, hot water and of course regular update form your Churpie.After all I'm sure you're eager to find out all the goings on in the wonderful world of"Deathly whisper.Idol porn.
>>29129017At my service, are you? What possible service can you offer me? You obviously have an offer for me. Give it.
>>29129129Probably true, but I want to make sure we at least see what's on her camera and phone before we're done. If nothing else, it might give us the identity of her tipster.
>NECO looks like she could have useful information about people in our past contacts>Anon would rather shoot her or randomly pull tough guy acts without actually asking actual questionsFirst everyone complains that we don't get to be noir detectives, and then once we get the chance to be one everyone's derping the fuck out of it.
>>29129108>>29129096Killing her will never be worth the falloutIt is worse than trying to out talk herVoting for anything but these
>>29129141why?She wants an interview. Shutting her down like this and she's got virtually nothing she can use.NECO likes the sound of her own voice. She's not going to waste a chance to talk. If she's got anything important to say, she'll probably use it to string the "interview" out then.
>embarrassed ourselves>everyone is now relying on violence or threats to get back superiorityYou're just going to end up looking even more idiotic and naive + encourage her to control the situation in her favor.
>>29129155Bitch I will decide when to use my speech!Okay, you can use the speech.
>>29129134[x] This. I like this, we have figured out already that threats wont work on her and I am curious why she is so sure that we wont splatter her all over the wall. Heck, everyone who knows Murderface fully expected us to do so.
>>29129164>>Anon would rather shoot her or randomly pull tough guy acts without actually asking actual questionsShe's spilling plenty of information if you just read between the lines.You just have to let her talk.
>>29129169Because she obviously won't give a damn about such a shallow threat and, in her smug superiority, will think that we are giving up because there's nothing we can throw at her..
>>29129174We won't look like anything to NECO if we kill her. Because she'll be dead. Corpses don't judge.
>>29129017[x]Shoot the wall next to her. Let's just do the bad cop thing and let Sayaka ask the questions, otherwise we're never going to get anywhere.
>>29129017[x]stop talking[x]let our equerry handle things for the moment[x]let neco talk
>>29129155Yeah. It is idol porn time.
>>29129186We'll also destroy our relationship with Sayaka and prove that we are a fucking idiot.
>>29129169Because"Nya nya nya, temper temper my dear warmaster!" etc etc and walk out calmly.And then she'll take what we've given her so far, use it to ruin our image with the other officios, release any personal information she has on us and then stalk harder.All we've given her is a challenge. What we need to give her is fear.>>29129104Vetoing this.
>>29129198Corpses don't judge
>>29129017[x]This this this>>29129192We're not going to get anything done with so much lack of agreement or good ideas on how to handle her.
>>29129155Going for this, as out of all the options it's the least bad.
>>29129155[x] This.Also tell her we'll give a nice interview if she helps out finding the Prophet's hidey hole inna woods.
>>29129155This. Only good answer.
>>29129199>"Nya nya nya, temper temper my dear warmaster!" etc etc and walk out calmly.>And then she'll take what we've given her so far, use it to ruin our image with the other officios, release any personal information she has on us and then stalk harder.Which is telling in and of itself.If SHE does that, she doesn't have shit.If her Malal connection is worth a damn, she has to have something more worthwhile than that to hit us with.Do you see?
>>29129209Now you're thinking like Murderface
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>>29129017>>29129017Good job, guys. Even Sayaka think we're an idiot.
>>29129017"You mean Idol Porn Dot Com ? Nice website. Your assistant writes interesting things. I'd look forward to see what sort of business she'll be running there in the future."
>>29129265that's not news
She got the shot that no other magical girl did, so she should be honored we're treating her like an actual problem instead of just a nosy little busybody, right?
Voting period's already over, guys.
>>29129017>Good thing I've got really good memory, nya!Please NECO, why are you being such a cunt?
>>29129300it's too good a suggestion to waste if we're going the idol porn route.
>>29129265Blame the Paragon half of murderface for deciding to try and be wordy-wordy about this when we shoulda said nothing and gone aggro.Renegade for life.
>>29129265KILL KILL KILL KILL
>>29129305Shed always been a cunt
>>29129316See? She IS a Callidus! She's using magic to cast an illusion that she's a Looney Tunes character!
>>29129265Anon blabbing too much is not new. Too many times during the Ruri arc people tried to say things they really shouldn't.I just can't be bothered to call attention to it anymore
We should take her into timestop to show her what exactly we're dealing with.
>>29129340Fuck off retard.
I'm more mad at Sayaka at this point. NECO is a cunt, but Sayaka is a cunt enabler.
>>29129340We already did that. It went so bad we had to retcon it out.
>>29129340yeah that worked out great last time
>>29129321She's been locked in cell for like 12 hours and you guys are surprised she isn't exactly in an open and giving mood?
>>29129340To be fair, at this point we've fucked this interrogation so bad that I just want toYou know what. Pick up the Deagle and shoot Chiaki in the temple.I can't see how it could POSSIBLY make anything worse at this point.
>>29129357Neko isn't much of a cunt. She's more of a smug brat and is leading us by the nose. The fact that we can't just deal with her is less Sayaka's fault and more us being incompetent.
Question: Does Faust eat people?
>>29129364I think a retcon is what anon is hoping for, anon
>>29129374We /could/ deal with her if Sayaka wasn't threatening to throw a fit over using the most efficient method.
>>29129066 >>29129067 >>29129080 >>29129082 >>29129086 >>29129095...Something's not right, here. Yes, you're angry, and yes, NECO can see that. And from her being obsessed about Magical Girls, she knows just how one can be deadly, even without a gun in her hands. WHy, then, is she so self-assured? What's her fucking deal, here?She's got something up her sleeve, and most likely...most likely it involves Malal. Otherwise the Culexus wouldn't have mentioned her in your journal. Otherwise she wouldn't be this fucking confident that she'd step out of here in one piece.Fine. Fine, you'll play along for now. But only because you want to find out what this amateur journalist has that lets her be smug when hardened yakuza that love to murder kids on weekends would already be crying and pissing all over themselves."...I was in love with her." The catty journalist says, her voice suddenly sullen, suddenly cold. "And then she had to go and save the world. Some people, right? I bet Midorinyan's the same way." She fidgets again on the bed, here, her eyes looking down at her empty hands, fingers curling around what may be a camera that isn't there. A moment later, Izumi glances up at Sayaka, and you see in her eyes just the tiniest hint of something very familiar - of someone that has lost something and has yet to accept that she'd never get it back."What do you wannya know about her, then?" It's here that Izumi brightens up once more, as if that revelation had never taken place. "Her three sizes? Favorite food? Puroresu pick for the year?" You glance at Sayaka too, who merely shrugs. "I...I don't really know, Murderface. I mean, back then Miss Malal met with a lot of people, so..." She shakes her head. "Izumi. You never told me.""You never asked, nya."How do you react?
>>29129374More like we don't really have anything to scare her with right now so we'd be better off trying to make a deal with her but nobody seems to want to do this.
>>29129387"Start at the beginning. You have time."
>>29129365This would look awesome in a darker context
>>29129387"Did Malal left anything for me?"
>>29129387>"...I was in love with her." The catty journalist says, her voice suddenly sullen, suddenly cold. "And then she had to go and save the world.Laugh.Don't even know what you're laughing at. But for some reason it's the funniest thing in the world.
>>29129387Perhaps we should ask Sayaka to leave as per Malal's wishes. Assure her that we're not about to murder.
>>29129387>"You never asked, nya."[x] Punch her in the face for that. "The last time somebody told me I never asked I killed them for it." Then make her explain everything.
>>29129408>"Start at the beginning. You have time."[X] This
>>29129387[x] "Who did Malal say that I would need to keep alive, and who I have to kill. What did she tell you?"
>>29129387>>29129408>>29129425voting this dood
>>29129385I don't consider beating down someone smart enough to talk herself out of trouble with a golf club a "dealing" in the proper meaning. If we actually played the proper roll of a bad cop, keeping quiet and glaring while Sayaka nervously chided her, we could've dealt with this by actually outsmarting her. That would be a lot better for both our reputation and relationships.
>>29129387[X]>>29129408 + >>29129425we can call her in again when NECO starts up the trolling again.
>>29129387......put the gun away. "Help me out here. Why would being in love with Malal be a good reason to let you walk out of here and continue to make a mess out of my operations?"
>>29129425>>29129408Voting for these two.>>29129426Veto.
>>29129425This.>>29129452>......put the gun away.Nope.
>>29129387[x] Seconding these:>>29129408>>29129425
>>29129441Just shooting her would have been problem solved. No more NECO. Done. Goneze. Problem dealt with.But instead we have Sayaka lurking over us.
>>29129412Is this better?
I have to say.This thread has been the one time that I've ever wished for a swarm of murderhobos to sweep down, murderboners waving.Fuck Neco, and fuck Decu for railroading us into not just killing the whore. I may be overreacting a bit here but CHRIST.
>>29129467It's not necessary. It will also reassure Sayaka. And we have worse weapons if we need them.
>>29129422[X] Laugh. Something we've not had recourse to do in years, it wells up like a choking black ichor and spills out.You. have. no. idea.You don't even know what you're laughing at. But whatever it is, it's the sickest, blackest, funniest most twisted joke you've ever heard.Anyone who saw you now, your face contorted in unfamiliar shapes, would swear you'd gone completely mad. Some might even be terrified.FUCKING. MALAL.
Can anyone tell me why Chaki was surprised to learn that Neco's name was Izumi? I am drawing a blank here.
>>29129387Let's go with >>29129408
>>29129476Are you the kind of person that smashes his wine bottle on the counter when he can't find a corkscrew to open it with?
>>29129312>Being this edgy>Liking Mass EffectPlease tell me that you aren`t over 18 years old.
>>29129510Because most anons forgot about it?
>>29129510Malal mentioned her in the flashback recording.
>>29129476And then we'd be back to being Murderface, chucklefuck.
>>29129513I think a bunch of anons here are that way given how everyone wants to literally murder someone for taking a picture of them.
>>29129408>>29129425Going to have to go with these.Vetoing>>29129426
>>29129333Its still better than murderhoboing for no reason. Its sad that even you are to dense to realize that threatening her wont work at all.Yet the Grimderps try to outedge themselves with trying to scare her.
>>29129521Though I've never played Mass Effect, I kinda agree with his assessment? Anon has once again shown that they're all too eager to reveal things that they shouldn't. I'm not even surprised anymore.Players make a big deal out of Chiaki forgetting her promises, but I think the big problem here is how Chiaki has suddenly become EXTREMELY chatty with people she shouldn't be telling squat to.
>>29129549It's more about NECO being insufferably annoying.
>>29129521It's a fitting metaphor for the current split, though I have no investment in the series.We got one group who's vehement that the answer lies at the end of a .44 bullet(renegade), and the other that thinks, like most other NPCs, NECO can be turned into an asset or ally(paragon) by letting her into our private club.
>>29129541It's entirely in character and NECO needs some slaps on the wrists. Meaning good ol socks in the face. If this was any other officio anywhere in the world besides maybe the seventh she'd be lucky to leave with a single limb still attatched to her body.
>>29129387[x]"Her three sizes would be a good start."
>>29129387"That explains how much trouble you cause for me. I won't ask what kind of person Malal was, because by now, I know that she kept the most important parts to herself. I won't ask if she left anything for me, because if it was important, you'd have given it to me already. You've had your fun being smug, now say your piece or shut the fuck up. I have people that I hopefully don't have to kill."Get up and leave immediately. Malal deserved whatever shots she took on you, but only her. Nobody else gets to be smug with Chiaki. We don't exist to make her feel better about how Malal left her out.
>>29129387>Let me show you what Malal was fighting.And take her into timestop.
>>29129567It's not in character right now. For Sayaka's sake, we're trying to deal with this nicely and are doing our best to steer away from Murderface habits. If we're going to punch her, then do it AFTER the session.
Why the fuck haven't we explained that the only reason we haven't gutted this cat is because she has connections inside the officio?That would have been the perfect rebuttal to "a magical girl could do it too"
>>29129562Half of NECO's annoyance feels like it just became a meme at some point, and that in-character we don't have as much reason to be totally enragred as everyone seems to be.
>>29129585A punch in the face *is* nice and miles away from the Murderface way.
>>29129563Pretty sure she's already a member of our private club, I hope she lives long enough to tell us about.
>>29129595This. I'm not seeing what the big deal is.
>>29129585BAD cop, anon, bad cop. Chiaki's hardly shown any of that has she. One has to draw the line somewhere and directly copying a line from Kyuubey back in the bad old cycle is an excellent starting point.
NECO's magical girl transformation into.. Izumi Tetsuo?
>>29129482Well I was thinking drawn more dark like a silhouette and Mami pushing her glasses up with the light reflecting upon them but this is also nice
>>29129595>Half of NECO's annoyance feels like it just became a meme at some point,Are you retarded?
>>29129422>>"...I was in love with her." The catty journalist says, her voice suddenly sullen, suddenly cold. "And then she had to go and save the world.Sounds familiar.Is she us?
>>29129595>>29129603At first I thought it was all a big ha-ha gag about pretenting to have our jimmies rustled, but holy shit somewhere along the line everyone got touchy.
>>29129492Fuck you, it was foreshadowed long ago and there hasn't been any direct ignoring !majority votes to kill herMost the participants are just smart enough to realise that the cat is more useful alive and telling us what we want than dead and us with literally everyone in the ninth pissed at us
>>29129426You are this edgy.
>>29129620No, more like she's a victim of Malal's 'work', like Ekatarina was.
>>29129595That's petty much it. It didn't help that she was introduced in Ruri's arc, where any distraction from Ruri, like hating a minor character to laughable levels, was more fun than the actual mission.
>>29129640>No, more like she's a victim of Malal's 'work', like Ekatarina was.what
>>29129625She took pictures of a makeout session with Midori! That's almost as bad as naked snapshots, that was fucking private, and she threw it onto the WWW. Anon, there's twenty officio and about eighteen of those would have made her dead long before this point. Kitty's got claws but they don't help when she plays with fire.>>29129636You are this /v/. Since when is that edgy? It's a direct quote from pic related out of the original series. If anything can make the reflexive memory snap back and make urges to violence get out of control, it's that.
>>29129562Not really. A bit annoying to have someone prying into your personal life when you aren't used to all the attention, which is probably exactly what Chiaki is feeling, but still.NECO would make a much better friend than a corpse any day though, she's good at her job but most everyone seems to just want to sit there and tell her all kinds of things we shouldn't tell her or just shoot someone trying to make a living even if they are being real smug about all this.Still think we could turn this stuff around, say we'll tell her even more if she helps out with a little problem. Give her a nice interview in exchange for maybe helping out some of our own intel girls in their efforts to hunt down Oriko. Chiaki will have to change some names if it's something that could get someone hurt of course though, but even still a positive approach is going to get her much further with NECO than threatening her, and it'll probably throw her off too since it's about the last thing she'd expect from Chiaki to begin with.Why do you think she's acting like this, she knows Chiaki can't scare her so she's acting like a cunt to make us do something stupid knowing Sayaka's going to stop us before we can actually hurt her most likely.
>>29129640So the idea of a girl in love with Madoka who's spurned so that Madoka can save the world isn't ringing any bells?
>>29129646Malal has a grand design that no one can see. Everyone she interacted with was made part of that design, whether they wanted to be or not. They're victims of a master-planner. Like us, like Ekatarina, like Neco. That's why it sounds familiar. Just one more victim of a plan no one gets but the planner.
Done.I feel better already.
>>29129646Malal manipulated everyone however she could. NECO probably just thinks she's in love, when it was all bullshit all along on Malal's part.
>>29129663We're not Homura though.
>>29129677Everyone stop what you're doing and look at this.
>>29129662>Why do you think she's acting like this, she knows Chiaki can't scare her so she's acting like a cunt to make us do something stupid knowing Sayaka's going to stop us before we can actually hurt her most likely.Then it seems the obvious solution is to actually hurt her and show that she's not in a position to be smug about it.
We should ask Neco if Malal even knew she was in love or if Neco was too much of a coward to say it
>>29129677Dawww.... Yeah, that really calms the soul, doesn't it?
>>29129685...is she? Is Tetsuo Izumi this world's homura?
>>29129690When - if - she gets reticent. Carrot now, stick later.
>>29129701In a mirror of their positions in PMMM, Malal is Homura and Chiaki is Madoka. Think about that a bit.
>>29129670>>29129680Why are you all acting like Malal was some sort of puppetmaster villain?
>>29129687That's the easy way sure. The better way is to, as I said, try and make a deal with her first.If she wants to hold out for better terms or some nonsense like that and pretend she's in some kind of position to negotiate, just leave her down there with something to display her site and Twooter/Chirpee Feed whatever and Website so she can see what her pervert assistant is doing to her decent name in the meantime.Idol Porn
>>29129721Because you didn't read the writeups and are being an ignorant retard. Someone in these threads does have to do the thinking anon! If you're not going to, then we'll have to do that for you.
>>29129721Because Malal was some sort of puppetmaster saviour.
>>29129721She's a puppetmaster hero. Probably.
>>29129701That's an interesting question, and I think the answer is no. But she might be this world's Kaname Junko - forced to not really know what was happening, loving her daughter, then forced to lose it before you understand what was really happening. It would explain her obsession.
>>29129712but the only thing confirmed is that Malal is Kaname's counterpart. As far as I know, we aren't either world's homura, we're Chiaki.damn, it's a good thing I loaded up on LB feels, otherwise I'd also be relying on Hat pics.
>>29129721For a long time it has felt exactly like that. Redacting basically all of our file, leaving cryptic messages for us to interpret, packages full or more cryptic messages. Locked into a timetable so we can't get all the information at once.
>>29129721Because Malal is a puppetmaster. Not a villain, more like someone forced to be a massive dick for the greater good, but a puppetmaster nonetheless.\
>>29129712Except their positions changed over time in PMMM.>>29129721Dunno about the villain, but she's certainly a chessmaster. Haven't you been paying attention? She's fucking EVERYWHERE fiddling with the pawns.
>>29129721Because she did a pretty damn good job of being one, with heroic intent instead of villainous ones?
>>29129742We're Homu enough for most purposes.I tend to think Madoka might have included some Homu when we put us back together in Siberia.
>>29129735>Because you didn't read the writeups and are being an ignorant retard.>says the guy that thinks malal wasn't the hero this world needed
>>29129774MALAL didn't think she was the hero this world needed. She thought Chiaki was. Which is really quite terrifying.
>>29129701You know, even if she's not, it's possible she might know who is.
>>29129796"quite"?That is probably the scariest thing someone has ever said in this quest.
>>29129742You dimwit, look at the bigger picture.In PMMM, Homura was a dark puppetmaster that ahd her own plans and pulled them off in oder to save her best friend. Nobody could see through her methods and get her angle, and even if they would have it wouldn't have helped her much. Madoka in the original series was a memory-damaged pawn that kept stumbling through the loops she was thrown for, the literal center of this universe that everyone's fate is spun around but neither in control nor informed well enough to do much of anything about it.That's Malal and Chiaki in a nutshell, except Malal didn't have Homura's luxury of winding back time to do it all over again. She paid the price of her plans in full, for Chiaki.>>29129757They changed at the very end in basically one half of an episode, don't delude yourself.
>>29129737>>29129739>>29129756>>29129757Exactly, she was/is trying to save the world and we KNOW that she cared about her friends, so saying that she just coldly and mercilessly used other people like>>29129670 >>29129680 said is just plain wrong.
>>29129821It isn't Malal herself admits that her actions are unforgivable and will cause endless suffering, and she will not let her emotions stand in the way of her plan, no matter what. She's cold and merciless. It's just that in her case, that attitude is for the greater good.
Let's draw some more. Maybe another sketch or something
>>29129820>They changed at the very end in basically one half of an episode, don't delude yourself.half an episode, and - according to Word of God - over the course of nearly a hundred loops.Who's deluding themselves?
>>29129845Yeah I really couldn't care much less about the loops. That's extra material, I'm talking about the series. Also nice cherry picking, read the rest of the post.
>>29129841She was cold when doing her job but that doesn't mean that she didn't care.
>>29129845Name one time in the show Madoka intentionally manipulated/attempted to manipulate almost the entire cast barring the last half of the final episode.
>>29129821Oh, I didn't mean that it was cold and calculating. When I said Ekatarina and Neko were victims of a master planner, I meant that they were victims in tragedy, trapped in Malal's necessities and hurting for it. The only way Neco will talk to us about it is on the basis of being in that situation as well, I'm afraid, and I don't think she'd like that Malal singled us out as much as she has. I think Malal know Neco was in love. but Malal couldn't afford to let that stop her. Hence the Junko comparison.
>>29129408 >>29129425Right. It's here that you turn to Sayaka, and hand over your gun to her. Grip first."Eh?" The Eversor blinks at you as she takes your handcannon. "What's going on, Murderface?"You'll take it from here, you tell here. You know what needs to be done. And for it to work, you need to be alone with Izumi."But, I thought we were going to--" Sayaka tries, and you shake your head briefly at her. No, that thing with the bad cop and good cop is done. It's over. It didn't work very well. Journalists who have something up their sleeve isn't as susceptible to that routine as yaks are.But you reassure her that you won't do any murdering once she's left. Or any kneecapping. You just want need to ask NECO something that you need to hear first before anyone else.You've given her your gun anyway, so that should be enough, right?"Bullshit! You've still got...that thing that vomits guns! Murderface, come on, do you think I'd fall for that kind of...." Sayaka's voice trails off as you hold her gaze, and she blushes again. "Y-yeah. Alright. I trust you, Murderface. Just...just don't break it again, okay?"The moment she leaves - the sliding door of the Silent Room once more slamming into place - it's then that you turn back towards NECO, the young woman all but smirking as she watches the proceedings. "Sayapyon's tough to get along with, I knyow. But she's a hero, and there's no one else you'd want watching your back other than a hero."You'll see about that. Now. She can start from the beginning about Malal, then. You've got time, so she can spill what she knows.Izumi nods. She takes a moment, as if to gather her thoughts, before starting.It's...an interesting story. One you're not sure you can believe, but it's...too crazy not to be true.[1/2]
>>29129820woah, no need for ad hominimsMalal is more focused on saving the world, and Madoka didn't exactly have amnesia but I get what you're saying about them being similar. Still, so what? What does it mean if they play these parts? None of that proves anything. We can try to theorize and predict, but there's no cause to go all high and mighty and discount all other possibilities.
>>29129891Apparently, Izumi and Malal had known each other before the latter contracted. A yakuza enforcer, just like her journal entry said, Malal earned her keep by killing sparklies and being good at it. It wasn't something she liked doing, or at least Izumi didn't think so, but Malal always acted like it was something she HAD to do.Then again, Malal seemed to treat everything as something she had to do. Like she had everything figured out from day one. But she always found the time to do stupid shit with Izumi - watch movies, hitting the game centers, and eating really weird food. "Like, she'd try and make the most horrible ice cream sundae or something and she'd call me and go 'Hey, Izumi! You gotta try this, I think it's the worst thing I ever tasted!' And it would be!"Izumi's voice, as animated as it was, falls sombre at the latter half of her tale, as she recounted how Malal disappeared when she contracted. Izumi herself didn't figure it out for years, even though she was positive that Malal was looking out for her in the shadows. At first she just wanted to be a political muckraker - get the dirt on politicians, really gritty journalism that'd make a difference. And Malal would watch her back whenever she'd get in it really deep, like with another gang, another yakuza, or a bunch of sparklies."I guess that's not what you wanna knyow, though, right? She left a lot of stuff behind for a lot of people, as much as she could split it up. Some of it was nicer than others, and some people have parts to play, or something, so that everything works out. So things are as easy as they can be for you.""That's what the diary's for, nya. Bits and pieces of the important things, stuff you'll have to know eventually. Enough to keep you going if things get too grim, or if you have to forget again."How do you react?Get to the part why I shouldn't kill you....Do you have one of the passwords? I'm still missing a few.Other
>>29129900>Malal is more focused on saving the world, and Madoka didn't exactly have amnesia but I get what you're saying about them being similar.that's no secret though. From the very beginning, Madoka and Homura have always been reflections of each other.
>>29129909[x]Other"Have to forget again? That sounds... intentional."
>>29129909[x]So you know about that. Neat.[x]Tell me something new and interesting
>>29129909>[x] Timestop and ask Pinky her opinions on Izumi
>>29129909[X]...Do you have one of the passwords? I'm still missing a few.[X]"What do you mean "have to forget again"?"Remember to try IZUMI sometime too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLV0b8KMAww>Ki-10 biplane: Kaneda>Bf 110: everything that ever got into her way
>>29129909>[X]Get to the part why I shouldn't kill you.Yeah, right. We're not gonna get any more passwords that easily.
>>29129939Well, Culexus can make people forget.
>>29129909passwords then leave. Just leave her in there. Wether or not we follow Malal's script, her input doesn't seem to matter, so SHE doesn't matter. She knows how important this is, if she knows Malal. She'll wait. We've wasted enough time.
>>29129909[x] What do you mean if I have to forget again?
>>29129909>if you have to forget again."What the fuck is that supposed to mean?"Why would I HAVE to forget? What POSSIBLE benefit is there in not knowing what the fuck is going on?
>>29129909[x] Other. Get to the part why I shouldn't just keep you in here forever. Alive. With no internet access, but free weekly reports from Idol Porn Dot Com.
>>29129909[X] what do you mean "have to forget?" I thought it was random
>>29129909[X] Other.....And this is how you got my attention. Where do you fit into this? Because you wanted my attention so badly you risked me shooting you to get it. What is it that is so important that you risked being alone in a deep, dark room with a psychopath?
>>29129909[x] Ask about the passwords.[x] Tell her that since she told us a bit about her problems we'll tell her about ours that the may already know about. We're trying to find the Prophet who's out to kill Green Green, Mami... even us. So if she can help out our intel girls we'll give her an exclusive interview over a bottle of Kong, let her tape it and everything, won't even shoot the camera afterword. We'll have to change some names if it's any info that could get someone hurt but that's just regular security stuff.Light a cigarette while she answers, and if she tries to haggle or say something stupid, pull out our phone and go to her Chirpee feed and say that maybe we ought to leave her down here to think about our terms for awhile, then walk out, regardless of whether or not she starts saying she'll do it. Have Kumatora or someone leave some gadget to display her site's feed and leave her down there with it for a day or something and come back to see if she's more agreeable.
>>29129909[x]Other"And I suppose she gave you a part to play as well. Perhaps we should rethink our relationship."NECO can prove to be an excellent ally
>>29129909[x] Other "I appreciate it's hard to lose someone you love..."[x]Passwords"And if you know any of the codes for designed to 'make thing easier', as you put it, I'd greatly, appreciate it."[x]>>29129995[x]Why should you live"I'm going to need some guarantee you aren't going to be the information leak that leaves the girls under my protection dead and buried, however."
>>29129995[X] "Give me one good reason I shouldn't just put a fucking bullet through my soul gem right now and save everyone a lot of trouble.Malal was fucking insane if she picked me for this gig for any reason other than being totally expendable."
So, I guess we'll try IZUMI as next password then?
>>29130046Possibly.But only if we can't think of anything related to what's coming up next.It's about time we stopped reading old journal entries and got some hints about what's next.
We should ask why Malal never mentioned her last time we saw her.
>>29129909[x] Passwords and Other"What part did Malal give you to play? What do you know about a group of Magical Girls following a Prophet?"
>>29130064Only if she gets bitchy. Carrots right now. Stick only if she gets bitchy. Because that's a gutstab, you're threatening there.
>>29129939[x] This sounds good to me
We're a clone! Clone clone clone.
Alright, pausing for now! Thread to continue tomorrow, same time! Thank you for everyone's participation, feedback is always great!I don't think we have any writeups inbound, so questions asked before I go to sleep!
>>29130138What does Neco taste like?
I'm not sure about all this going straight for questions that interest us. We're letting her know to easily that we need information and she'll use it to gain leverage for negotiations. The 'forget again' line sounds so much like bait. She seems to be unafraid of getting killed so, we need her to come to our terms by showing her we're also willing hurt her life work instead.
>>29130138Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived!Goodnight everyone.
>>29130138Is there anyone at all that Malal didn't know or plan for?
>>29130138Thanks for the thread, Decu!
>>29130138We should have shot something right?
>>29130150Vanilla lip gloss! >>29130165A lot of people. Most of all Mami.>>29130184Hahaha!
>>29130138How do you pick votes, decu? Do you go by absolute majority or do you choose something you like the most? If majority, how do you consider a post a vote?
>>29130184We should have clocked her at least once. Or challenge her to fisticuffs before all of this is over, you don't tangle with magical girls without at least one black eye and one to five teeth missing.
>>29130202>Vanilla lip gloss!Great!how about her other lips
>>29130202But can Malal see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
>>29130154Of course we need information: We're in a semi-permanent state of amnesia, and NECO knows it.No sir, I don't trust this. I don't trust this at all.What's the NECO-QB connection?
>>29130202Can Mami use her magic ribbons to swing across the city like spiderman?
>>29130234mami-san, mami-san, does whatever a mami can
What the fuck is our next move?
>>29130234She does that in Episode 3 of the series.
I feel considerably less frustrated now!
>>29130261Get the answers she's willing to give.Then, we work out who she's -actually- working for and teach her the meaning of fear.
>>29130206Majority! And I try to see similar ones that have the same spirit, and total them up!>>29130221She can! On a good day!>>29130220Still vanilla!>>29130234She can do a lot more with her ribbons. Don't underestimate her!
>>29130313No. When you find out who is workign for, you go after her bosses. Then she will be afraid when she doesn't have them any more. Fear is learned best by what doesn't happen to you, but happens to the ones around you. The Prophet knows this.
I kinda want to start referring to NECO as "Zoomy"
>>29130354No, Kharn uses the same lipstick.
>>29130326>She can do a lot more with her ribbons.But why would she ever want to? It's what I'd do all day if I could.
>>29130340And what happens when you find out that her boss is our boss' boss?
>>29130340I would consider it, but time efficiency. Every day or so we NECO in there Sayaka's chances of going full fool on our ass increases, and letting her out is a bad idea with her anything but devoted to/in total fear of us. And if she really is a sold mouth like I suspect, the former ain't gonna happen.So it'd be better to get the information, make her fear us in the short term, giving us enough time to locate and cut the strings around her, letting the puppet collapse on itself.Have one of our lesser known agents offer her a quick way out of the meguca game forever, maybe free tickets out of town and somewhere to stay while she sets herself up.
>>29130431Correction:*Every day or so we leave NECO...
I love how platinum mad NECO is making people.It's just a quest, you really should relax.
>>29130326We already know that the First Officio is very small, but that's just the number of Magical Girls they have. How big is their mundane information and support structure like on Earth? Can they simply commandeer whatever resources they want from another Officio?How does the Home Office interact with the Officios? Do they just set quota's? Does the First Officio speak and act with the full authority of the Home Office?
I feel disappointed. Like this thread has not delivered.It's not the writing, though. It's all anon and his terrible choices fault.
>>29130767this must be what it feels like to be Mami
>>29130767Gotta say that I agree. Neco needs her face wrecked, it just has to be. It's karmic destiny by now.
>>29130862>anon made bad choices>Neco needs her face wreckedwhy anyan why
>>29130862That opportunity has passed
>>29130877Just because. A slap on the wrist is what Sayaka called it. So this is it? Put her in a room for a while and make her contemplate her actions? What is this, kindergarden? She uploaded hot Midori lovings onto the inernet, no matter how many rethoric she can pull out of her ass about other megucas being able to do much worse- that needs to be paid for. It's what she did and what she needs to stand up for. So either get her into a fist fight for honor or throw her to Kharn- then film that, and upload it to the web also over her own account.
>>29130767>>29130817>>29130830This sums up my sentiments and frustrations with today's thread pretty accurately. All that was asked of anon was a simple good cop/bad cop routine. Glare a little, shoot up the wall some, while Sayaka talks.It should have been cathartic and stress relief.Instead, it went pathetically and ended in a rather humiliating note. I am very disappointed in all of you.
>>29130862Neco's not the issue. Shit like >>29130030Does "I appreciate it's hard to lose someone you love..." sound like Chiaki? Does it sound hardboiled? Is it noir?But it's hard to blame Decu when it feels like he's bending over backwards to try and make the scene work despite the retardation.
If only we'd kept quiet and let the other two do the talking...
>>29130862>>29130932It's not NECO's fault you're being stupid, impulsive, violent, and need a scapegoat so you feel better about yourself.
>>29130964>>29130964Read >>29128083We are not trying to be Murderface, I wish you people would finally alos get that little fact right.
>>29131011Murderface would have killed her.All that was asked here was to scare her a little, but people couldn't even get that right.It's hard not to feel a little disheartened when people can't even get a good cop/bad cop interrogation right just because they have to blab out every little detail to the overtly curious journalist.
You know that one DMPC that is far too untouchable for It's own good?That's NECO.We were expicitibly forbidden to touch her and we don't even have a good reason to restrain ourselves. Which is kind of bullshit, considering the ongoing themes and a main character whose entire shtick is to be a hard-boiled war veteran with brain problems.And character development is hardly an excuse when we're still fucking brutal in any given encounter and NECO is far more infuriating than any crazy bitch we've encountered so far.
>>29131043This is exactly how I feel about this entire situation.All we've been told is not to hurt her and we haven't even been given a decent fucking reason as to why. I reckon that annoys me more than NECO herself.
>>29131043>>29131064Then...hurt her? This isn't hard, folks. Yes, it'll piss Sayaka off. They're friends. Nothing is stopping Chiaki from hurting her but anon.
>>29131082>Nothing is stopping Chiaki from hurting her but anon.And here we have the entire problem.
>>29131043>You know that one DMPC that is far too untouchable for It's own good?>That's NECO.That's the biggest problem here. It's Decu's friend character and the constant "Don't kill her!" has been thrown around so much that now anon is afraid to even touch her.
>>29131082Its everyones blase attitude towards her thats really pissing me off.
>>29131030How dense are you? Did you really not get it how it was pretty much mate clear from the beginning that intimidation tactics would not work? You cannot intimidate someone who doesnt take you seriously in the first place. Get that through that thick skull of yours. It doesnt work. Then suddenly shifting back to violence or the threat of violence without having anything to back that up, will not suddenly make her shit her pants, it will show her the she got a rise out of us. Neco had the control over this visit since we walked you dont wrestle that control out of her hands by all bark and no bite. You are as bad as those grimderp chucklefucks.
>>29131030>>29130957>>29130932So we can agree that shit's fucked because anon decided to go full frontal faggot and trying to recruit her into the 'party' so to speak.Since NECO seems to be willing to talk at the moment, I'd suggest going along with it until she stops giving info/being useful, then we begin a proper interrogation to find out shit like whom she actually works for, making sure she backs the fuck away from our officio, etc.Suggestions/Objections?
>>29131159I'm betting I can tell you who she's doing this for.Malal
>>29131132>>29131136Then either deal with it or jump of a bridge and kill yourself instead if bitching that you dont like a character that apparently the majority of people does like. You are pretty much acting like a THATGUY.
>>29131159It sounds good, but good fucking luck getting anon to go along with it considering that they're going full retard.
>>29131150And you know -why- we weren't taken seriously? Because we said all this shit >>29128651Instead of just firing the damn shot.
>>29131159What I'd like to know is what we plan to do if she really does have connections to the First Officio, the ones who can tell us to jump and we ask how high. And if she actually doesn't work for anyone but the other Officios have chosen through their Incubators not to take any actions towards her?
>>29131159>So we can agree that shit's fucked because anon decided to go full frontal faggot and trying to recruit her into the 'party' so to speak.No but we can agree that you are a fucking retard that is too stupid to read.No one is trying to recruit her, she knows shit about Malal, we want to know about Malal, its as easy as that. But nooooo, thats not noir enough, right? Lets go torture her or kill her for the valuable information she has instead of.. oh, I dont know, actually talking to her like we are doing now!?
>>29131181Thanks - we'll need it. If I can't make it, might be worth posting early on in the thread to at least try and get people in line early on.>>29131172You seriously think she isn't using the shit she gathered on us to make up a whole cover story to get out scott free
>>29131179ALL HAIL KING EDGY EDGERTON THE EDGY-EIGHTH
>>29131188No you humongous fucking faggot. Not because of that. Its because she had control over the situation since we wifrst stepped into the fucking room. Did you fucking read what I just said? Taking the shot would have changed nothing. Nothing at all. She called our bluff even before we made it.
>>29131226Not entirely. But it's plausible. Especially given what Malal told us about her.
Quite frankly I reckon we SHOULD HAVE DONE WHAT WE PLANNED TO DO LAST THREADWHICH WAS >>29127283
>>29131249Honestly I reckon she's bullshitting.I mean really. 'I was in love with her'? You're buying that?
>>29131231Sorry, that title is already reserved for you and all the retards who think that violence will get her to talk while ignoring all the people that will be pissed at us. I dont have nearly as much edges as you, Bismuth.
All I got from this thread was Less DMPCs
>>29131188Actually she told us something far more important in response. "Any magical girl could do that." No, no they couldn't. We have defenses against that. But SHE could. She DID. Because she wanted our attention. That's why she did it in the first place. To get our attention. Because of Malal. And because we didn't go in shooting, because we acted stupid, she thinks she has the upper hand. She's even willing to talk to us. Without her guardian angel in the room. If you can't think four steps ahead you're in the wrong fucking business.
>>29131268It's sufficient to hear her out, at least. She's talking, so we'll let her talk. She could just be a good actor, but if she isn't, she's probably someone Malal primed to tell us something we need to hear.So we're as well listening for now.
>>29131319>>29131316Yeah, we can still salvage this.Appear to hang off her every word like a gullible fuck, let her dig herself deeper and deeper, then tell her that it was a cool story, bro and either punch her in the gut or drop the Idol Porn bomb.
>>29131208Hey Genius.>>29127447You know who else we told a bunch of shit we shouldn't have to in order to try and get on our side?Fabio("oh hey can you help be assinate this boxer plox?"), Misaka AND Sayaka (Taking out Kirika), Kirika (even if it was to stab her in the back later - glad to see that went well), Midori- I could go on. Bottom line, pattern recognition helps. You aren't.Also speaking of reading, from the post you quoted, >until she stops giving info...I.E. When talking to her stops working.>>29131200I personally suspect she works for Yakuza of some kind, but if she's officio we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.>>29131360Doing this is a good idea.
>>29131316>And because we didn't go in shooting, because we acted stupid, she thinks she has the upper handGoing in shooting is acting stupid. >If you can't think four steps ahead you're in the wrong fucking business.Uh-huh, yet you are completly unable to tell when violence does nothing. Gotta love "experts" like you. Mr. Smartypants.
>>29131319Of course, if she really did love Malal, she probably despises us utterly. She's shown enough knowledge of Malal to know that Malal was trying to make this easier for us, even at her own expense.
>>29131082What about hurting her psychologically?>show her what filthy assistant is doing>ohshitfuck lemme gyo>oh no, you got us interested in what you know about malal, please, tell us more>i spilled my catguts, nya'm outta here>first apologize to us and sallaka>nya'm supr sry cyan I have my chirpee control back>since we're both here, let's do that interview>bla bla bla EX rank everything forever, ok interview over, commence beating of filthy assistant>hey don't you want to give midorin a proper interview>awawawawa>have you met kumatora>k done>hey, isn't it time for lunch? wait here in the silent room while we get you something to eat>oh nyoooooand so on and so forth
>>29131395>Uh-huh, yet you are completly unable to tell when violence does nothing. Gotta love "experts" like you. Mr. Smartypants.I knew violence wasn't going to work when we walked in and she was expecting us to shoot her.
>>29131316>No, no they couldn'tActually yes, yes they could. A Callidus, for example, could. And we have not gotten any information in-character as to the state of the Ninth's counter-intelligence efforts or how good our security is in regards to fending off the spying efforts of other Officios. We don't know how good it is and you're assuming things.
Let's just put NECO on the Never Again list with Ruri
>>29131484I have the bad premonition anything that is being torn around this heavily has some sort of role to play in the story.
>>29131477We should probably get on that after thisMight be worth checking for illusions to, just in case.
>>29131477Eh, maybe. Regardless, he have her where we want her: alone, with no guardian angel, and willing to talk. I'm satisfied with that.
>>29131515Which is exactly why there are people who are so eager to kill her.She can't have plot revolve around her if she's dead.
It's honestly not that hard to salvage this. The main problem is lack of viciousness hard to pull a bad cop routine when you aren't doing anything threatening. All we have to do is play with her a bit make her think we are buying into everything she says then when she least expects it do something frighting to catch her off guard.
>>29131528It doesn't seem to have stopped Malal.
>>29131529"Wow, NECO-san, your story has touched my heart that I just -have- to offer you my hospitality! You can stay here as long as you need to! Oh, and if you want to check your chirpee I've got my phone right he-">Show her chirpee just long enough for her filthy assistants tweets to register"Oh -no-, I just remembered that I have something really important to do! I'll see you around, NECO! But I'm afraid my schedule's a bit busy - might take MONTHS for me to get back to you!"
I am not at this point convinced that attempting to out-troll Neco is a sensible move.It's starting an arse kicking contest with a porcupine.
>>29131529Preferably something like slamming her face head first into the wall by her hair while she is in the middle of acting smug. Then we can let Bluebitch jump in to help while we are busy grinding her face into a wall.
>>29131583Well how lucky that we got jackboots with iron toecaps and porcupines have no proper legs to kick with.
>>29131568>>29131529Note that QB is perfectly capable ad willign to let her go at the drop of a hat. Sayaka would probably set her free. We don't know what her relationship is with Sayaka, except it's not blackmail; apparently they've had 'girl-talk' before, and you don't do that with people you're being blackmailed by, and Sayaka doesn't want us to hurt her.
>>29131636I am so fucking sick of this bitch.
>>29131636Yeah. That's why I would recommend something like slamming her face into the wall instead of actually hurting her. Something that shows we mean our threats but not enough to cause permanent harm. At the moment I think she doesn't think we will go though with our threats so we need to dispel the delusion and let Sayaka do the rest.
>>29131595>>29131597It's like no one remembers how hard it is to actually do this to journalists. These people go into wars, prisons, Somalia, and cope with shit like the threat of interrogation and pain all the time, in real life. She's used to doing that where magical girls are concerned. We cannot intimidate her with violence. It won't work on her any more than it works in real life. All it does in real life is force you to bury the body somewhere without what you really wanted, which is someone who does your work for you. Worse, it will turn her against us and she'll go to our enemies with information they can use instead. Violence will do jack shit for us except fuck us over.
>>29131667Let her talk and have her say, take the information, and ignore the fuck out of her. It's that easy.
>>29131717It's like no one remembers that magical girls get away with wiping out a city with biological weapons without any sort of repercussions. One journo is so abnormally smalltime it's unfunny, these officios kill politicians and lobbyists by the dozen daily.
>>29131445>promise to let her go if she does a thing>break promise>hurts, don't it?
>>29131717So what the hell should we do with her?The only option I can see to get her out of our hair is kill her. As anon showed today, there's no way in hell we're gonna out talk her (ESPECIALLY with that short-ass time limit, which makes it impossible to have a decent argument), roughing her up won't work, and even Idol Porn probably won't work since Kyubey don't really care and Sallaka'd probably break her out.
>>29131759Stick a note on the door that says the girl is in time-out. Warmaster's orders.
>>29131717Yeah. The key I think is getting her off balance. Being Violent for the sake of it won't work but we need to keep her guessing and change the situation. Then give her something useful once she is off guard. The problem right now is that the anons here are playing too much into her hands and what she expects. Do the unexpected and play with her expectations.
>>29131806Thats never going to happen.
>>29131806So we waifu her? I don't think she'd see that coming.I don't endorse this.
>>29131759>>29131755>>29131806This. Physical violence means NOTHING. We can't kill her. We can't hurt her. But we have magic. And all we have to do is make her believe the one thing that will scare the piss out of her. We can have her memories of Malal wiped out of her head. We can do to her what's been done to us. And she KNOWS how badly that fucked us up. What will it do to her?
>>29131855>>29131821>>29131806...The hatWE NEED TO WEAR THE FUCKING HAT
>>29131887We are, though. It's not working.
>>29131887Holy fuck. This would be like the only time I can think of where wearing the hat would be useful.
>>29131905Actually, she looked at it just after she looked at our gun. It IS working, even if only slightly.
>>29131905Are we?>>29131908I fucking voted for it but everyone ignored it.
>>29131806I know how I sound but violence IS the best option here.You can't have your body and face getting destroyed and still thinking "oh man, that's exactly how I planned this".We can't win with psychological warfare of any kind.The best course of action is either locking her in a cell for fucking ever or forcing her to think how to stop the pain and what amount of info would grant her that.Consequences be damned. As far as we know, all we'll going to get is stern talking from coobs and Sayaka bitch points.>>29131887...Or we can try seducing the fuck out of her.