Remember when we used to start each thread as someone else? Good. 'Cause we probably won't be doing that very often from here on out, now that I've introduced most everyone. Those of you who want more Akari time, rejoice! Those of you who like the alternate POV times, worry not- I'm not saying we won't switch POV anymore, just that we don't really /need/ to as much anymore. Also, don't forget about INSIGHT CHECKS! Just: >Reply to the post >Roll 1d5>Greentext something from within that post that you want to know more about>And (if you wish to make my life easier/get a more relevant bit of insight) ask a question or make a comment- not in greentext- below your greentext!I'd also like to address/formalize VOTING PROTOCOL:>When voting, put the option you're voting for in greentext, linking back to the post you're voting towards. >If you want to do a write-in, choose the “>Something else? (WRITE-IN!)” option, and put your write-in in greentext below it. >If you wish to support a write-in, vote as you normally would, link back to the post containing the write-in, and include whatever it was that that particular anon... well, wrote!ADDITIONALLY, I'd prefer that you do Insight Checks and votes in different posts, if at all possible.Twitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQMAsk.fm thing: ask.fm/EsperQuestQMArchives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/asc
YOU are Akari Takamichi, and you're beginning to get the feeling that this is gonna be a long day.Which is rather impressive, really, seeing as its hardly mid-morning.Still, it's not like that was a hard call to make- what with a giant robot and a swarm of smaller robot-dinosaurs just around the corner, advancing down the road in a slow, steady set of 'BOOM... BOOM... BOOM's. You figure that something like this would make anyone's day significantly longer, in all fairness.You look at your comrades, checking that everything is in order. Kyouko and Sayaka are stretching and (presumably) casting spells on one another. You find yourself hoping that Kyouko has some sort of 'athleticism' buff. Strength is supporting herself with her giant robot arms and swinging her legs back and forth in a surprisingly carefree (and cute!) manner- her scary murder-blade-tail-thing undulates gently in a sort of swish-swish kind of way, and you get the sense that she's far more used to this sort of thing than you'd like her to be. Chariot is sitting down and assembling what looks to be a humongous gun of some sort, humming a jaunty tune and looking as if all is right with the world. By the looks of it, she's almost done with the weapon.Mami is holding the gently-glowing crystalline 'Psi-stone' that you can't see as anything but super-shady, muttering to herself- after you asked her about her powers, her eyes lit up, and she muttered something along the lines of, 'The brighter the light, the deeper the darkness, and the more blind we become,' gave you a remarkably-determined nod, and looked you straight in the eyes. 'I'll handle it,' she said.And you believe it, too.You've not seen her that determined before.…It's... a welcome change.
Mato places a clawed, gauntleted hand on your shoulder with surprising gentleness.You look up at her, and she quirks her eyebrow and tilts her head quizzically, as if to ask, [Are you alright, Akari? What got into you back there?]Mute though she may be, you can easily tell that she's worried, just looking into her eyes.That's... hard to explain.How do you respond?>'Nothing, nothing... I'm fine.'>'I... guess I just got a little to fired up.' (Awkward laughter)>'Don't worry about it.'>*Shrug*
>>35567881>"The fire got a little greedy, but I've got in under control. We can talk about it later, ok?"
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35567881>a humongous gun of some sortany mechanical bits we recognize or theorize about?
>>35567942>I forgot to include the write-in option
>>35567942*it, not in, anon. Still, I like the phrasing, and it's probably something we're gonna have to talk about at some point.>>"The fire got a little greedy, but I've got it under control. We can talk about it later, ok?">>35567881
Rolled 5 (1d5)>>35567881>you can easily tell that she's worriedIs she worried for us or for those around us?
>>35567967>3You don't recognize the design, but you get the impression that it's not something available to the general populace.Or Anti-Skill. Or, y'know, anyone.Maybe it's custom-made or something.>>35568056>5Based on the way things were earlier... you can rather easily deduce that the answer is a firm, 'yes'.
>>35567881>'I... guess I just got a little to fired up.' (Awkward laughter)
>>35567881>>35567942>"The fire got a little greedy, but I've got in under control. We can talk about it later, ok?"
>>35567942>>35568022>"The fire got a little greedy, but I've got it under control. We can talk about it later, ok?"Something tells me that this probably isn't the best way to allay Mato's concerns, but, hey, what'll ya do?>>35568273punsOkay, writing!Also, thanks for voting, >>35568273 You made ending the vote a lot easier for me, y'know?
>>35568343Eh, at this point I'd rather be honest than dance around the topic.
>>35568376And that's why you always double check.
>>35568465I TRIPLE CHECKEDAND THEN THERE WAS A VOTEAND THEN I DOUBLE CHECKED AND POSTEDI AM ERROR
>>35568493There was a 7 second gap between posts, that's shorter than the damn auto-timer so I think it's understandable that you missed it. Plus it wasn't going to change anything anyway, which is nice.
You cringe inwardly. You don't exactly want to explain this.You're not even sure /how/ to explain this.You can't lie to her. Even if the truth is really weird. Because she's Mato.… you're going to end up having a talk after this, huh?Oh, well.After all, it could be worse.You could end up fighting even more giant robots or something.You look her straight in those deep, blue, worried eyes, and you tell her the truth.“The...” Okay, yeah, this sounds crazy, and you're only a word in.“The fire got a little... greedy. But I've got it all under control, now!” You blurt the last sentence out, not wanting to let her react fully to the first one before providing your feeble attempt to allay her concerns.Mato's eyebrow arches a bit higher. OH, look! Chariot's finished with her gun-The cold metal of the side of one of Mato's clawed fingers presses against your chin, making you look at her once more, bringing her stern gaze into view again.>'I'll explain later, okay?'>'I... I can't say I understand it, myself.'>'Can we talk about this later?'>>[OPTIONAL]: 'Y'know, when you can actually talk?'>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35568912>'I... I can't say I understand it, myself.'>'Can we talk about this later?'
>>35568912>'Can we talk about this later?'Justice to be done, bots to stomp, you know how it is! It can wait, we got work to do!
>>35568912>>'Can we talk about this later?'I kinda want to include the optional, but I don't think Akari would be that dismissive of Mato's problems. So let's be dismissive of our own problems instead!
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35568912>presses against your chinIs she usually this pushy about stuff? Does it feel abnormal?
>>35569003Eh, I didn't intend it to be dismissive so much as... uncomfortable? The optional shifts the discomfort somewhat from being uncomfortable with the situation/conversation to being uncomfortable with the whole 'Staaaaaaaaaare' method of discussion.
>>35569047Oh ok, that makes more sense. Still got tunnel vision though, we haven't had a good fight in weeks!
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35568912>her stern gazeShould Akari be expecting a long and uncomfortable talk after this is over, or can we potentially shake her off?
>>35569042>33= 'opinion/impression.' Mato's only 'pushy' when she's being a worry-wart, or when you try to dismiss something she thinks is important.It's pretty chilly? Hard, metallic, smooth. Her claw-gauntlet-thingies are only sharp at the fingertips, and not on the sides or the tops/backs/not-the-palm-side, so it's not like she's stabbing your face or anything.Also, you can't help but find Mato a bit more... /something/ ... in the armor. You're not sure what that something is... but you kinda like it. >>35569093>WeeksI think you mean 'days', anonWe're slow, alright?>>35569169>3Again? Geez, dice gods, stop with the bias.You'll probably talk until Mato feels assured that you're okay.The real question is:Is any conversation with Mato really /that/ uncomfortable?No, wait, that's not it.It's a question of how well and how quickly you can explain yourself.>>35568970>>35569003>Aftah. AFTAH. AFTAH. AFTAH.>>35568957I dun geddit.AFTAH.Alright! I'm gonna run to the bathroom real quick, and then I'll get to writing!
>>35569323...I meant "feel abnormal" as in OoC for Mato, but I'm not the type to turn down free data! As long as it's not lewd at least.
>>35569409I think it's safe to say that Mato isn't really the one with the OoC problems, anon
“Mato... can we talk about this later?”She brings her face close to yours, leaning down until you're nose-to-nose, her eyes narrowed.She's wondering if you're just saying that to placate her, and intend to weasel out of it.Wondering if you're willing to lie to her to get out of uncomfortable situations.… probably wondering if you're losing your mind, too.…To be fair, those aren't unreasonable things to wonder. Especially that last one.“I mean it, okay?”She hesitates for a moment, as if unsure whether or not to believe you.She seems to come to a decision rather quickly, though, as she rights herself, towering over you once more, and pulls you into a hug.Your face is mashed rather unceremoniously into her flat, and, thus enveloped (surprisingly gently) by her power-armored arms, she plants a kiss on top of your crown, humming softly from deep within her chest to convey her satisfaction.You wrap your arms around her as well, returning her embrace.After several moments, you part.…Everyone seems to be ready. Do you have anything to say to them before you do this?>[INSERT QUOTE OR REFERENCE] (Write-in!)>Something to get them all FIRED UP! (Write-in!)>Nope. Let's just do this.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35570035>Nope. Let's just do this.
>>35570035>[INSERT QUOTE OR REFERENCE] (Write-in!)>Technically this only applies to about half of us... but transform and roll out!
>>35570035>[INSERT QUOTE OR REFERENCE] (Write-in!)>>LOOK! THE ENEMY IS BURNING RED!And if that's not currently the case, well we can fix that.
>>35570131>>[INSERT QUOTE OR REFERENCE] (Write-in!)>>>LOOK! THE ENEMY IS BURNING RED!Sure, why not? Certainly gets the point across at least.>>35570035
>>35570078You're no fun!I'll bet you're listening to something like this http://youtu.be/npUk7a90ukY?list=PL6akIKaXBeU3n9u4Bu-MDM5Pel7H-3psi , too!>>35570096kekI'll give extra time for this vote, I think. Both so TENSE TENSION anons can get SO TENSE, and also so we can cultivate as many glorious references as humanly plausible. Feel free to suggest more than one, if you want- we can always do a 'which of these is the best' vote after.It's all about making Akari look cool, after all....right?
>>35570035>[INSERT QUOTE OR REFERENCE] (Write-in!)>Flame on!It's a classic for a reason, right?
>>35570131Isn't that more of a battle-cry?You can't even see the enemy right now.
>>35570188Well, I have a few ideas but I dunno which to go with so I'm just gonna sit this one out since everyone seems to have it well in hand.
>>35570274Not really a battle-cry, more of a general rallying cry and part of the most violent secret handshake ever.
>>35570297Post all of 'em!What if yours are amazing?
>>35570398Ok then. "I know we don't really like each other. Hell, a bunch of us don't even know each other! But that doesn't matter, because right now there's a job to do and we're the only ones who can do it! So can the chatter and let's MOVE OUT!"Alternatively: "None of you are alone! We're in this as a group, so watch each other's asses and remember your training, your teams and what you're fighting for!"Or we could just go for the World of Cardboard speech, since there's probably gonna be a fuckload of collateral damage after all is said and done.
>>35570357>rallyingOkay, but you're not fighting yet.You're getting ready to fight.You're supposed to get them fired up, or at least make sense in context.>>35570261Again, that really doesn't work, here.>>35570554World of Cardboard?The other two have bad words and don't quite fit. Show me this cardboard, anoncardboard's flammable!
>>35570628Hey, if we need to get their blood roaring, there is no finer choice than the School of the Undefeated of the East!
>>35570707I don't know what that means.All I know is, they don't work in the context.C'mon, anons, you're supposed to be racking up a snazzy morale bonus, here.This shit's important, yo.
>>35570628Alright, the original isn't too helpful but here's a modified version: "Girls, I know you're afraid to go at it with maximum power. I know because I have that problem too. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard, always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control even for a moment, or someone could die. But these guys? They can take it, and if we don't use every trick we've got, there's no telling how many people could perish. So why don't we cut loose and show them just how powerful we really are?"
>>35570733Meh, alright. Looks like >>35570799has us covered anyway.
>>35570799Zenryoku zenkai? Sign me up!
>>35570799Hmm. I like it. Sounds like some sorta Justice League type thing. Especially since, the last time you lost control, someone died.Very appropriate.>>35570832>>35570878And you approve of this?http://youtu.be/GgnVr9xUNAEOkay, then.Writing!
>>35571003Yeah, it's from the finale of JLU when Superman cut loose and curbstomped Darkseid in a manner most righteous.
Oh! I just had an idea for a speech when/if Akari hits level 5 and opens up a can of whoop-ass. It would require that we get our heat sense back though.
You're supposed to say something, here, aren't you?…Hmm.Ah!Yes, that'll do just fine.You clear your throat, and everyone's attention is on you.Which is a little unnerving, to be honest.… actually, it's quite unnerving.Still, your will is ironclad. A little stage-fright is nothing compared to fighting a giant robot, you reason, and the nervousness that was building in your gut subsides, limping away like a puppy with its tail between its legs."Girls,” you begin, “I know you're afraid to go at it with maximum power. I know because I have that problem, too.” Mami and Kyouko seem particularly interested after that line. “I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard, always taking constant care not to break something- to break some/one/.” Strength and Mato both nod minutely, in that unconscious, 'PREACH IT, SISTER' sort of way. “I can't allow myself to lose control, even for a moment, because someone could die.” You wince inwardly at the truth of that statement, and note that Sayaka reacts rather visibly towards the end, there. You'd be willing to bet there's a story behind that.You pause for a moment, both to let yourself un-cringe, and to build... tension or something. You look each of the girls in the eyes, see their fire. And then you continue, “...But, these guys? They /can/ take it, and if we don't use every trick we've got... if we don't stop them, there's no telling how much damage they could cause.” Chariot's eyes narrow, and she cycles the action of her oversized gun, pulling back on that little metal handle-thingie and allowing it to slam back into place with a loud CLACK.You grin, crack your knuckles, and allow a softball-sized flame to flare into life in your hand. “So... why don't we cut loose and show them just how powerful we really are?" >LET'S DO THIS.>ARE YOU WITH ME?>WE GO ON THREE.>Something else? (Write-in!)
>All them dice rolls>All them successes>Akari a best orator>>35570799I made some further alterations, to make it fit into Akari's cadence a bit better. Make it seem more natural.>>35571297It's certainly possible. You've pretty much fully adjusted to your new level of power, at this point.
>>35571614>LET'S DO THIS.
>>35571614>LET'S DO THIS!I think we already know they're with us.
>>35571726Nobody asks that question seriously, anonit's supposed to get them to give a collective bellow of approval
>>35571674It's cool, Superman and Akari have pretty different styles of speaking and I was basically just mashing them together at that point.
>>35571614>allow a softball-sized flame to flare into life in your hand.Did we get fireball back? Please tell me we just did!
>>35571614>>LET'S DO THIS.Enough talk! Now it is time for BATTLE AND GLORY!
Rolled 1 (1d5)>>35571614>Sayaka reacts rather visiblyReacted how? Physically recoiled, got caught up in a flashback, or what?
>>35571614>see their fireMaybe that's how we break through to Level 5, we take the fire of others and add it to our own.
>>35571819>1You saw some expression you didn't really recognize flash across her face. Your gut tells you that that particular line hit close to home. In its wake, the expression left a hardened mask of determination- you know the sort.>>35571716>>35571726>>35571792CONSIDER THE FRIED CHICKEN: ACQUIREDAlright, writing!
>>35571844That sounds just retarded enough to work considering it's Raildex we're talking about.
“So, Mami-sempai, Kyouko-san, Sayaka-san, Strength, Chariot, Mato- are you ready?”You look to each of the girls as you say her name, and get affirmatives from each of them.“Alright then,” you say, clenching your hand into a fist and smothering the ball of flame, “LET'S DO THIS!”You all burst out into the street in front of the robot-dinosaur procession. Sayaka and Kyouko split off and head down the street begin setting up that trap- carving the rune into the pavement with their weapons, it seems. Mami heads into the middle of the intersection, presumably to do her thing, and the rest of you- Chariot, Strength, Mato, and yourself- form a line between the drill-haired blonde and your foes.You feel rather scrawny, standing next to the metal-plated cyborgs and your metal-plated girlfriend.>ROLL D100 TO SEE HOW MAMI DOES.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>35572202
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>35572202C'mon dice!
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>35572202
For a brief moment, you wonder what it is that Mami's going to do.That brief moment is brought to an abrupt and somewhat unpleasant end by means of a bright flash and a loud BANG, which leave your ears ringing and your eyes stinging as they try to adjust to a light that's no longer there.Even over the ringing in your ears, though, you can hear the odd and disturbing noises made by the smaller robot-dinosaurs- and, as your eyes readjust to normal light, you can see that they're stumbling around and bumping into one another.The big one, though, doesn't seem particularly bothered.It tilts back its head and lets out a garbled, distorted roar- one that prolongs and intensifies the ringing in your ears and makes your head hurt.Mato's got her clawed hands clamped over her own ears, and looks to be in pain. You forget how keen her senses are, sometimes. Chariot, however, seems largely unaffected, and Strength shrugs it off with a shake of her head.>Ask Mato if she's okay.>Open fire (heh) on the small ones, and have Strength and Chariot do the same>Order (who?) to do (what?) [You should probably give orders to everyone if you've got some sort of plan or something, else they'll just decide what to do on their own]>Try to do something to the giant robot? (What?)>Do something else. (Write-in!)
>>35572710>Ask Mato if she's okay.
>>35572710I don't really remember the plan from last thread, but we're on crowd control duty, right? >Open fire (heh) on the small ones, and have Strength and Chariot do the sameTime for some FIREBALL!
>>35572710>Ask Mato if she's okay.>Open fire (heh) on the small ones, and have Strength and Chariot do the same
>>35572710>Order (who?) to do (what?) [You should probably give orders to everyone if you've got some sort of plan or something, else they'll just decide what to do on their own]>Strength and Mato go right, Chariot and I go left so we're not mixing melee and ranged fighters in the same line of fire.
>>35572710>Ask Mato if she's okay.>>35572798>>Strength and Mato go right, Chariot and I go left so we're not mixing melee and ranged fighters in the same line of fire.I like this plan!
>>35572710>>Open fire (heh) on the small ones, and have Strength and Chariot do the sameBurninate things now, huggle Mato later.
>>35572879There's no reason why we can't carry a conversation and a fight at the same time.
>>35572928Explosions, gunfire, and more gunfire?>>35572769>>35572781>>35572867>Mato>>35572772>>35572781>>35572879>FIRE>>35572798>>35572867LET'S SPLIT UP, GANGOkay, writing!
>>35573006This is gonna be an absolute clusterfuck isn't it.
>>35573032Did you really expect it not to?
We'll take this one step at a time, I think. Else it's too much (and confusing to write, let alone read)You dart over to Mato's side. She's unsteady and seemes to be dazed. “Are you okay?!”She only looks up when you place your hand on her back, and she doesn't remove her hands from her ears.>ROLL d10 to see how okay Mato is! Or isn't!
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>35573171
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35573171
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35573171C'mon dice!
... it's average of three rolls, by the way.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35573171
>>35573270Average? What happened to best of three? Oh well, at least the math is easy.
>>35573213>>35573265>>35573276Move two from the eight to the four to get six, and the six doesn't change the six>6!Okay, writing!>>35573289You've not had to make this sort of check before, anon.
You grimace and move her hands away from her head.She doesn't resist, and you immediately notice blood trickling from both of her ears. Her eyes are somewhat unfocused, and she's still wobbling like a person who's had too much to drink.In fact, that comparison was even more accurate than you initially thought, because she looks like she's going to be si-She doubles over and, nudging you out of her way, tosses her cookies all over the ground.“Mato...?”She doesn't turn to face you, but she makes some rather helpful hand signals and gives you a thumbs-up.It seems her eardrums had been either ruptured or perforated, and her unnatural regeneration worsened the illness one would usually experience during recovery from those things- probably because she went through the whole process at once.You promise to cook something awesome after this, and she tives you another thumbs-up....Does that thing's having made Mato throw up make you mad?>WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH>No.
>>35573584>WAAAAAAAAAAAAGHHow is this even a question?!
>>35573584We are no shitty Xenon>IN THE EMPERORS NAME, LET NONE SURVIVE!
>>35573584>>WAAAAAAAAAAAAGHYOU'RE GODDAMN RIGHT IT DOES!
>>35573640>shitty XenoAin't nothing shitty about orks son, they've already won the Game of Life.
>>35573584>No.Mad is not justice!
>>35573640>emperorB-but, anon-kun, you haven't even taken over yet>>35573622>>35573624>>35573647YOU MADE MY WAIFU BLEEDI'LL WRECK YOU, MATEM'kay~I meant to exclaim that, but I squiggled it, instead.WRITAN.
>>35573821You missed >>35573805:D
Your eyelid twitches.Your jaw works up and down.Your fists clench.It took you all of a thought to reach your proverbial boiling point:'That thing hurt her.'You turn away from her after another moment and face your foes.Just seeing them is enough to cause you to erupt into flames.The little ones are still looking like they just got back from a wild party.The big one isn't doing much of anything- it didn't get damaged from Mami's thing... but apparently its operator did.You can hear Mami fussing over Mato behind you, and Chariot and Strength are both looking at you curiously.>Direct them to open fire on the puny babby robot-dinosaurs>Open fire on the puny babby robot-dinosaurs; they'll follow suit>Calm down>SHOW THE BIG ONE THE MEANING OF PAIN>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35574109>SHOW THE BIG ONE THE MEANING OF PAIN
>>35574109>>Open fire on the puny babby robot-dinosaurs; they'll follow suit
>>35574109>SHOW THE BIG ONE THE MEANING OF PAINNow that we've got fireball back, it's time to put it to good use!
>>35574109>>SHOW THE BIG ONE THE MEANING OF PAINLike we said earlier, this is a rare opportunity to cut loose, and now we have extra motivation.
>>35574109>>SHOW THE BIG ONE THE MEANING OF PAIN
>>35574138>>35574193>>35574213>>35574246>INSERT POWER METAL HERE(I think Dragonforce would probably be appropriate- Heart of the Storm, perhaps?I hesitate to say 'Though the Fire and Flames' because, honestly, that song's more triumphant and less RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, and disappointingly lacking when you look at it from a 'I want a song about BURNINATING' sort of point of view)>>35574178BURN ITS BABIESOkay, do you have any preference as to *how* you show the big guy the meaning of PAIN?Powers, Burning Glory, swearing, etc.?
>>35574419Melt his legs away so he crushes the tiny ones when he collapses.
>>35574419Fury of the Storm is always great, at least in my experience. And like I said earlier, I want to toss the mother of all fireballs at him.
>>35574419Might as well go with fireball, we've never gotten much use out of it before but now might be our chance to change all that.
>>35574485>>35574529>FIREBALL>>35574471BRING IT DOWNOkay, gimme a d100 roll to see if you can truly regain the power of explodey balls of fire
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>35574644
>>35574696If the other rolls don't beat that, we'll have to roll on the 'That's not quite how I remember that working' tableWhich is lots of fun...for me.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>35574644
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>35574644C'mon dice!
>>35574770>double 7s on dice and postAre you a wizard?
>>35574696>>35574766>>35574770>77>Pretty good>but still on the not!bad/that's-actually-better bit of the table>>35574790And the post before his >>35574766had dubs, too.... as did I >>35574644He really is a wizard!... anyways!>ROLL 2D6 (I'll write after I get that pair of numbers)
Rolled 2, 5 = 7 (2d6)>>35574845C'mon dice!
>>35574845Three sevens in a row, what do I win?
>>35574948Hmm.Tell ya what- gimme two more rolls of 2d6, and I'll let you guys pick which result you want.Just to add a little more fun to things.
Rolled 6, 5 = 11 (2d6)>>35574845
Rolled 1, 4 = 5 (2d6)>>35574845
>>355749082,5>>355750056,5>>355750381,4Oh, man. One of those is really meh. And one's amazing.What'll you choose?>Two and Five>Six and Five>One and Four
>>35575095>One and FourJust write already, we have no way of knowing which one does what, the choice is completly meaningless.
>>35575095>Six and FiveYou are a sadist.
>>35575095>Six and FiveGo big or go home!
>>35575131I think you're probably clever enough to figure it out.That 51 from earlier would've had you rolling 2d8, instead, if that helps.
Either way, I suppose, none of those will alter the initial bits, so I can write while you contemplate!
>>35575185>>I think you're probably clever enough to figure it out.Esper you're being silly again, you know you can't expect anything that even resembles cleverness from anon.
>>35575095>One and FourYou know, we're always shooting for high numbers, but I want to see what happens when we low-ball it here.
You scowl at the big, motionless, metal lizard.You dare it to move. To do anything. To entertain the slightest hope of survival. Just so turning it into a steaming puddle of slag can be that much more satisfying.You seethe at it- you actually glare so hard that you begin to see thin wisps of smoke coming off of its stupid robot face.The sudden roar of Strength and Chariot opening fire on the little dinosaurs is enough to jerk you out of your ineffectual stupor... and make you realize that, more than anything else, you want to blow it to kingdom come.… You know you haven't been able to throw fireballs for the past while.But you're way too angry to care about something as minor as that in the slightest.You cup your hands together in front of yourself and brute-force your way through the process of forming a fireball, filling the gaps in the methods that your subconscious used to perform with copious helpings of fire and heat.… Until you reach a step that you can't just burn your way through. The fireball's already about the size of a basketball, but there's still one more step...The giant metal machine begins to stir, and you have to make a decision: High? Or low? You're not really sure what the difference will be, just that there /will/ be one, and it /will/ be drastic.Which will you choose?>HIGH>LOW
>>35575621>HIGHI said it before and I'll say it again, go big or go home!
>>35575638>>35575656>HIGH>>35575714LowOkay, writing!This should be fun.
>>35575882But fun for who I wonder?
… You can't think of any reason that making a fireball would involve using /less/ fire.Thus, you give it more power... and more, and more, and more and...…It's not getting any bigger.Which is odd, 'cause that's kinda what you expected.More is more, after all.…There's a pause in the gunfire, followed by what sounds like a couple hundred spent casings being ejected all at once.It's almost a rainy sound, really.Just... more metallic. Less wet. And so on.… still, your fireball's being weird.>GIVE IT MORE POWER>Throw it>INSULT ITS MOTHER>Do something silly to it. (Write-in!)
>>35576050>GIVE IT MORE POWERMOAR POWAH!
>>35576050>GIVE IT MORE POWERWhy even have other options?
>>35576050>GIVE IT MORE POWERPOWAH!!!!
>>35576050>>GIVE IT MORE POWEREveryone knows it's not a proper finishing move without at least a couple minutes worth of charge time!
>>35576103Who knows what you guys'll do?For all I know, you wanna lick it or something.
>>35576190Does fire have a flavor? I can't say I've ever tried to test anything like that.
>>35576089>>35576103>>35576111>>35576122>MORE. POWER.Okay! Toss me some hundred-sided dice, okay?
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>35576190>you wanna lick it or something.Thats a great idea, lets do that.>>35576251
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>35576251C'mon dice!
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>35576251
>>35576313>>35576306>>35576305>90HMPH.As time goes on, I lean more and more towards roll-under for unnamed fantasy questAnyways, writing.
You give it more and more and more power. So focused are you on making this stupid fireball get bigger (which it doesn't, by the way), that you don't even notice as Mechagodzilla decides to gift its malevolent, soulless glare unto you.You can feel /something/ happening within the STILL basketball-sized ball of flame.You just have no clue whatsoever as to what the thing that happens to be happening happens to be.A high-pitched whine emanates from the giant robotic lizard, and you look up from your work for maybe two seconds- just long enough to mutter something to the effect of 'cool your jets, I'll kill you here in a minute'- before continuing to add MORE POWER.And, when it fires prismatic beams from its eyes, you don't even flinch.…Probably because Mami scattered them into harmless (but very pretty) flashes of colored light.…The machine roars, and Chariot and Strength open fire again.And THIS FIREBALL WON'T GET ANY BIGGER.IT'S REALLY BEGINNING TO IRK YOU.>TRY TO SMOOSH IT SMALLER>TRY TO STRETCH IT OUT>DROP IT>THROW IT>DO SOMETHING ELSE TO IT (What?)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35576646>Something else? (Write-in!)>MechaGodzilla's mouth is now the hoop and it's time to dunk!
>>35576646>TRY TO SMOOSH IT SMALLERMay as well try.
>>35576646>TRY TO SMOOSH IT SMALLERSTUPID FIREBALL I WILL CRUSH YOU SO I CAN CRUSH THE DINOSAUR
>>35576646>>35576683...You're out of your goddamn mind, aren't you? Fortunately, I have the perfect picture for just such a situation already prepared! >>MechaGodzilla's mouth is now the hoop and it's time to dunk!
>>35576646>TRY TO SMOOSH IT SMALLERConcentrated POWAH!
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>35576646>basketball-sizedDoes it appear to possess any other basketball-like qualities?
>>35576742>3In your opinion, it's the same color as basketballs /should/ be- a nice fiery reddish-orange, rather than that ugly bright orange or that ugly brown-orange crap.Additionally, it's inanimate, round, and doesn't respond to insults.Also, it won't get any bigger when you add more stuff to it, which is kinda basketball-like... probably.
>>35576861Well then, I guess we won't know if we can dribble with it unless we try! And hell, even if it doesn't work we get a free rocket jump out of it!
>>35576683>>35576720COME ON AND SLAM>>35576711>>35576713>>35576729>IF YOU WON'T GET BIGGER, I'LL MAKE YOU SMALLER INSTEADGimme 2d10 to see how well you do in this most smashing endeavour.
Rolled 5, 7 = 12 (2d10)>>35576970C'mon dice!
Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d10)>>35576970
Rolled 10, 5 = 15 (2d10)>>35576970
>>35577024god dammit shit guys sorry
>>35576982>>35577024>>35577027>1,1>Literally the smallest possible resultThis just keeps getting sillier and sillier.Writing!
>>35577024>>35577089Looks like that just might have been a good roll after all!
You narrow your eyes at your fiery, basketball-sized tormentor.And, in a horrible moment of inspiration, you bring your hands closer and closer together, pressing it smaller and smaller until it's the size of a marble.One of those larger marbles, mind, but, still. A freakin' marble.It's almost humming, now. Pulsating, glowing softly, and thrumming with power.…>More power?>Screw it- throw it at the big fella and see what happens.>Do something really silly- or perhaps downright stupid? (What?)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35577258>Screw it- throw it at the big fella and see what happens.Before someone steals our kill.
>>35577258>Do something really silly- or perhaps downright stupid? (What?)>Activate the Space Jam protocol!
>>35577258>>Screw it- throw it at the big fella and see what happens.I'm running out of steam and want to resolve this before I crash, so let's see how this plays out!
>>35577258>Screw it- throw it at the big fella and see what happens.
>>35577304>>35577403Hello, Goliath.CALL ME DAVID>>35577382TINY BASKETBALLOkay, gimme a d4 roll to determine one last thing...
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>35577462C'mon dice!
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>35577462
>>35577482Oh boy.That's fun.Okay, writing.
You take the fiery marble of do-nothingness into your hand, and roll it around a bit.Solid.As hard as an actual marble.… huh.You shrug and go through the wind-up motions that Nee-chan taught you- you raise your hands from chest level to above your head, bring up your off-leg, bring your throwing arm back, and...>THROW A FASTBALL>THROW A SPLITTER>THROW IT LIKE AN AXE>THROW IT LIKE... something else? (Write-in!)
>>35577625>THROW IT LIKE... a Hadoken!
>>35577625>>35577657Why was this not a default?>>THROW IT LIKE... a Hadoken!
… Wait, no, you're doing it all wrong!That's now how you throw a hadouken at all! Nee-chan would be disappointed, you think.You correct your stance and go through the animatio- err, that is, the motions, and propel your little marble of uselessness flying towards the machine with surprising accuracy and force.In fact, you'd call the accuracy and force with which you just delivered that tiny little ball... improbable, if not downright impossible.…The marble hits the Mechagodzilla-wannabe right in the middle of its torso and...>Sticks upon impact>Goes right on through>Hisses and smokes, obscuring your view of what happens next>Does... something odd. Scary odd.
>>35578006>Hisses and smokes, obscuring your view of what happens nextGotta have a proper explosion at the end!
>>35578006>Does... something odd. Scary odd.THE MYSTERY BOX
>>35578006>>Hisses and smokes, obscuring your view of what happens nextKABOOM motherfucker!
>>35578006>Does... something odd. Scary odd.SHINY. BUTTON!
>>35578006>Does... something odd. Scary odd.Alright, let's see how deep the rabbit hole goes.
>>35578006>Does... something odd. Scary odd.I want it to suck the robot in. Like a black hole. Just as tiny fireball.
>>35578033>>35578074SLOW-BURNING BALL OF TOXIC GAS (good thing that didn't win, huh?)>>35578048>>35578080>>35578196>>35578217RED PILL? BLUE PILL?>I'LL TAKE BOTHOh man, this'll be interesting.Roll 3d3 for shenanigans.
Rolled 3, 3, 1 = 7 (3d3)>>35578262
Rolled 1, 1, 2 = 4 (3d3)>>35578262C'mon dice!
Rolled 3, 3, 3 = 9 (3d3)>>35578262Let's see now...
>>35578326Oh boy, I wonder what this does!
>>35578326>>35578287>>35578272>>35578326THREE THREES.Oh, man.That's way too fun to be legalWriting!
… The little ball hit the machine, and then...Well, you're not really certain.There was a funny-sounding THWUMP, a flash of light, and an odd whistling sound... then came the screeching of metal being torn apart, the eerie silence that dissipated mere moments after it began... and, finally, the fiery explosion that engulfed...Well, it was big enough that you couldn't actually see what happened past it.It /was/, however, loud enough that you can't hear a thing.So... that's always fun.In fact, the last thing you heard was Mami- she said, “What the fu-”You blink away tears- fire may not bother you, but the acrid smoke irritates your eyes just like everyone else's. And then, things got stranger.The ball came back.It flew 'past' you, and seems to have taken on the role of 'Akari's moon'.You've got a marble of doom orbiting you.…What.…You rub your eyes.Still there.…… You don't even care anymore.You do, however, sense a 'can we keep it' joke coming on. Which, naturally, would bring up 'what's its name?'You'll call it...>Miley>Improba-ball>Fred>The Eye of (What? Write-in!)>Something else? (Write-in!)
>>35578624>The Eye of Judgment
>>35578624>>35578662>>The Eye of JudgmentSure, why not?
>>35578624may as well >>35578662>The Eye of Judgement
>>35578624>>35578662Seems fine, better than what I came up with.
>>35578662>>35578709>>35578729>>35578746>The Eye of JudgmentOculus judicii?That's appropriately metal, and also fitting, I think.Good job, anon.Writing!
FUN FACT: If you hadn't come to a decision, it would've been dubbed 'The Third Bun' by Mato.You follow the orb of destruction with your eyes, and find that it's the one doing the following... when did that change?…This is weird. You can move it with your mind, now. …It kinda reminds you of the Eye of Sauron.…Ah, there's a name.THE EYE OF JUDGMENT. That'll do just fine.You make it bob up and down, side-to-side, and-A pair of metal arms wrap themselves around you from behind.A charred Strength and an explosion-swept Chariot approach, and Mami, after fussing over Strength for a few moments, turns to you and begins moving her mouth.Between being unable to hear her, and having a doting Mato rubbing her cheek affectionately- and perhaps a bit possessively- against the top of your head, you have no idea what Mami's trying to say.Fortunately, she's a photokineticist, so she can just show you.…
Ah.The fuzz are on their way, and she's going to send Sayaka, Kyouko, Chariot, and Strength back to her apartment- they're not Judgment, after all, and you get the feeling that wizards aren't exactly tolerated here. Or anywhere.She wants to have Mato take them there- both because Mato's armor might raise questions, and because she really should get something to eat ASAP. Also, she likes to keep her transformations a secret as much as she can- and generally does a remarkably good job.She goes on to indicate that you and her should stay and take whatever blame, credit, or whatever that might be laid upon you- especially since you've got a tiny death star and presumably-ruptured eardrums.After all, this'll be the fastest way to get your ears fixed- and to find out what that ball is.She tilts her head and inquires if you know what it is.You shrug (at least, as much as one can when in a CLASS 7 MATO-HUG).…And, now... you wait.…At least Mami lets you use her lap as a pillow.…It's so... pillow-y and soft.Why, you could just fall asl-ZZZZZZZZZ
>>35579105Night QM! At least, I hope this is a wrap, because I'm crashing either way.
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