Still On The First Islandhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics are up in the air. Suggestions are welcome. We'll be trying some new things out so I appreciate your patience as we fine tune it. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. I also want to try a more varied turn system so you and your opponent can do a few things in a row more often. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia) - With ValerieBadges: 1Recently: You meditated, battled Polu, lost Mace as he rocketed off into the distance, got captured by wild pokemon, and found Mace after a long trek.
First for holy shit those feels
Sorry you don't feel well gobble.
It's not very good obviously, never drawn before so I'll only get better though. Please forgive my lack of knowledge of the human anatomy and hope you feel better gobble.Also pretend she has feet and hands, and that I wasn't just too lazy to draw them
I wanted a pickachu
>>1033262We can still get a jolteon.
>>1033260I know this isn't what Keira looks like but it's just how I imagined her in my head
You hold Mace tight for a little longer.“Oh! Right!” You take out a potion and apply it to the small rock pokemon. “There you go.”He perks up a bit. He’s still very tired looking, but a lot better than how he seemed a minute ago. He points to the boldore that’s on a tiny island in the middle of the swamp.“He’s in trouble, huh?”You watch the various blobs under the water circle around. You don’t know who that boldore is or what pokemon those could be, but you have to help.You take out your pokedex to try to get some information, but it fails. It can’t see through the muddy water.Your two pokemon are worn out, and you’re outnumbered by whatever is in the water. There’s got to be maybe 6 or 7 of them, and maybe more you don’t see.You need a plan.>Just swim over there and try to carry it back. Those pokemon probably won’t attack a human>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get away>Maybe you can go back and work something out with those pikachu>Something else
>>1033271>>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get away
>>1033271>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get awayWe should start by chucking something (be it a not-best rock or some food) far off to one side of the water.Also just noticed you're sick. I am sending you strength, so you can bash those keys faster. Hang in there, Gobble.
>>1033271>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get awayChannel our inner meatshield.
>>1033271>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get awayAlso, that's a butt.>can swim get away
>>1033271>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get away
>>1033271>>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim get awayAlso:swim get away.Butt please and hey, I caught the start of this one.
>>1033271>Try to be a distraction so boldore can swim away
You’ve got it! You’ll act as a distraction so that boldore can get away.Standing up, you let the rock pokemon see you. At least, whatever it’s equivalent of seeing it. You try to signal that you’re going to give it a chance to get out of there. You’re not sure if your intentions are clear. It seems to acknowledge something, though.You throw a rock to the far side of the bank to see what happens first. It lands with heavy sounding splunk. A second later, a pokemon flies out of the water, then dives back in after it. It doesn’t look vicious at all.But on the other hand, neither do pikachu.Gobble and Mace aren’t sure what their part in this is>"Stay close to me and back me up if they get close.">"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction.">Put them in their balls. They’re worn out>Have them go make another distraction not too far away to ensure none of the swamp pokemon miss being distracted>Something else
>>1033334>"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction."
I...is there a place where the lewd bins are saved?Asking for a friend...
>>1033334>>"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction."
>>1033334>>"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction."Fuck yeah Mudkips
>>1033334>"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction."Mudkip?Mudkip.
>>1033334>"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction."Presumably we do not like Mudkips and would rather have a gator. Right? Right guys?
>>1033342http://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonThere you go Anon.
>>1033354I like mudkips.... My favorite starter ever prolly
>>1033334>go help boldore once i start making a distraction>tfw i dont want mudkip but im going to get overwhelmed by the majority
>>1033354>>1033378>tfw you're the only guy who's said anything about liking mudkip y-yeah, such a huge majority
>>1033379Honestly Mudkip are pretty alright. They're like honorary half-alligator things. Wouldn't be too broken up over us catching one.
>>1033334>"Go help Boldore once I start making a distraction.">>1033354I prefer the gator but I won't say no to a mudkip.
>>1033390Yeah they are. Especially since Swampert has the fewest weaknesses of any starter as well as decent defenses backed up by a high HP stat and a High attack stat.
“You two go help Boldore once I distract them, okay?Gobble looks to you, unsure about your plan.“I’ll be fine,” you say as you pet him on the head. “Don’t worry.”Gobble believes you. Mace still looks skeptical, but also anxious about the boldore and doesn't have a better plan.You send those two a little upstream, then move a little farther down. You take out your pan and a rock. Okay, here goes.CLANG CLANG CLANG. You pound on it as you march around the edge of the water. You start yelling. “Ah blahbahah! Rabhlagrlh! Look at me! Look at me!”A few blobs swim to the surface and look at you. Some of the farther off ones are still hanging around the island.>Get in the water and get closer.>Throw the rock at the farther ones. They might not like that, though.>Good enough. Signal your pokemon to go help.>Pick a fight with the closer ones. That will draw them all for sure, and you have a head start to run>Something else
>>1033402>>Something else>Pull out some pokefood? They don't seem that dangerous
>>1033402>>1033406I'll back the PokeFood idea. Make sure to keep some on us after we throw it in to help lure the Mudkips out.
>>1033402>>Get in the water and get closer.
>>1033406this seems good
>>1033406More dangerous than it sounds, but we have a frying pan.
>>1033402>Good enough. Signal your pokemon to go help.
>>1033402>Hitting our pan with a rockWords are not adequate.Supporting>>1033406
>>1033402>signal you're pokemon to go help >jump in the watju as soon as they enter it
>>1033406Pokefood sounds great for a distraction.Also stop banging rocks on our good pan holy shit.
>>1033402Going with >>1033406We may as well stick to what we know, especially given how poorly the opposite went last time.
>>1033402>>1033406I also support this
You take out some pokemon food. Hey, it works, right?The first few start approaching cautiously. You toss a small nibble’s worth to the closest. It zooms away before it lands, but comes back quickly and snaps it up. Giving a noise of approval, it comes closer to you. The others follow suit.You toss a few more bits. The farther ones are coming now too. Good. You see Gobble and Mace moving in the back now that the coast is clear.“That’s right. Come and get it.” You toss out some more bits. “Hey. Slow down. There’s plenty for everyone.” You hope.They’re getting really aggressive now. Instead of using the bread to lure them, you’re tossing it to keep them away. “Okay everyone. Calm down.” One leaps out of the water and snaps food from your hand. The others are swamping you. You’ll be surrounded in a second, and what’s left of the pokemon food will be gone very shortly at this pace.>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?>Throw the remaining food up into the air and run!>Use the pan on anyone that gets close! You can’t take any risks>Yell for help!>Something else
>>1033473>>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?
>>1033473>Throw the remaining food up into the air and run!
>>1033473>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?If that doesn't work>Use the pan on anyone that gets close! You can’t take any risksAfter this, we need to find Bella
>>1033473>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?
>>1033473>>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?Hidden Badass no Jutsu
>>1033473>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?And then when we fail our roll->Use the pan on anyone that gets close! You can’t take any risks
>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?>Use the pan on anyone that gets close! You can’t take any risks>You punks think you're tougher than a Hydreigon!?
>>1033473>>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?I really hope we can befriend one, my Swampert was a total bro in Omega
>>1033473>Assert authority and get them to line up. That should work this time, right?Pan as a back up if things go poorly.
>>1033473>Something else>Say if they want the rest one of them will have to battle Gobble for it.
[Dice me up, senpai!]
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>1033501
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1033501
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1033501
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>1033501
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1033501
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1033501I'm not a pie...
>>1033504Nice save Anon.
>>1033504good job anon
>>1033504Oh thank fuck
>>1033504Nice save anon
>>1033564>imagehow'd you know i'm writing a skull grunt fic you fucking CIA agent
>>1033571Keep us updated, anon
>>1033571damn fine taste anon
“Hey. Hey.” You stand firm instead of continually backing away. A spray of water hits your face. “Hey!”Your voice always sounded a little high pitched and boyish to you, but it’s much lower than theirs. And every year, it gets deeper. Yeah. You’re a man in some cultures. Not a scared boy. These are harmless, cute little pokemon.“Everyone be quiet!” The little water pokemon stop moving and look at you.Awww. they’re so cute! You feel bad for yelling.No! Stay strong.“Alright. Line up. Single file. That’s right. Come on.” You feed the first one in line, then the next. “When you get yours, you go to the back. Got it? Hey! No cutting!”You sneak a glance over to where Boldore is.Was.Good job, team. You aren’t sure where they are, but things are looking good. And just in time, too. You’re running low. The water pokemon have all gotten a decent share. You’re glad they’re so small, because otherwise you might have just whet their appetite.The next one of them approaches, looking for the last bit of food. You give it the last bit and wipe your hands. It zooms to the back of the line.The next one comes. He, or she, you don’t know, was the last one to approach, acting the most cautiously. But you’re all out, now. It got less than the rest.You could cook some more food, but that’d take a lot of trust and probably some luck to assume that nothing else will go wrong. And it’s getting late, too. You’re not sure about staying out here after that Raichu incident. Plus you have your own pokemon to look after.>Sorry. All gone. Bye!>Prepare a feast for all of them.>Ask this one to come with you for now and you’ll feed it later.>Something else.
>>1033596>>Ask this one to come with you for now and you’ll feed it later.
>>1033596>Ask this one to come with you for now and you’ll feed it later.
>>1033596>Ask this one to come with you for now and you’ll feed it later.Our resolve must hold.
>>1033596Do we have any basic ingredients on hand, if not supporting >>1033602
>>1033596>Ask this one to come with you for now and you’ll feed it later.We're catching all our Pokemon N style.
>>1033596>Ask this one to come with you for now and you’ll feed it later.Mudkip get.We need to find Bella though.
>>1033619Bella's with Val
>>1033629Yes, but we still need to find them
>>1033619Bella's safe, we'll reunite with her soon as soon as we can extract Mace, Gobble and the Boldore >>1033629nice pic, anon
>>1033639That shouldn't be too hard, we just need to head back the way we came.On the subject of finding people though, didn't Hana run out into the woods to help search too? At the least we should give her a call to let her know we found Mace and that we're okay.
>>1033648Wonder if Hana caught a Pikachu?
>>1033657hey, that would be pretty good, she'd be able to go off the gridWe should tell her about the pack of Pikachu in the forest, if she hasn't caught one
>>1033664We are going to get her that goddamn fish, even if it's the last thing we do.
>>1033664recommend backing her up or sending her with backup. Those pikachu aren't exactly the kindest
>>1033667Haha, Lanturn in my favorite water Mon, so I wholy support this course of action.
>>1033667I think that we'd have a better chance of catching one at night and out to sea. If we could borrow a skiff from a fisherman or just rent one, I bet we could get better odds to reeling one in
>>1033679In the electric temple there was a chef who specialized in pokemon-specific food, which just screamed bait to me. If we have anything good to offer inreturn, we should try asking her how about that. Helps that the temple is electric, like chinchou.
>>1033270I like that. The more face paint designs we see, the better.
>>1033692If we head back up to the temple, it would be something to pursueBut we learned how to make Baco bread, which was a string of good rolls getting us a really useful food for our pokemon
“That’s it, everyone.” You announce to the line. “All out.”The mood has become pretty relax. Nobody got stuff, but nobody is hungry.You kneel down to the little one in front of you. “Hey. Sorry you didn’t get as much. If you come with me, I’ll feed you some more later.” You think it’s a fair offer.It looks around at the others, who aren’t at all paying attention. Then to the surrounding area, and to you again. You just smile back.“You don’t have to come. I just thought that since you didn’t get as much as the others...” You trail off. You don’t want to force it.“Well. okay, then.” You guess it isn't coming. You stretch and slowly make your way back to where Gobble, Mace, and hopefully Boldore should be.The three of them are soaked, exhausted, and laying on the ground. Gobble gets up to shake off some water. You pat him on the head, then check Mace. Mace gives you a very subtle nod. You understand. He’s glad to see you too, but he just wants to lie down for a minute before you leave.“Hi, Boldore.”Boldore moves away from you, not trusting a human. Mace mutters something to him and rolls over. It’s enough to get Boldore to relax, but not entirely.“So you two are friends, huh?”Boldore nods, keeping it’s distance. It looks too tired to do much, though.Well. This is going nowhere slowly. “Herb!” Valerie yells as she runs over. “My goodness. You look awful. Are you alright?”You glance over. She came out of nowhere! Bella is riding her Lillipup.“Doing fine, thanks!” You catch the energetic Bella as she leaps into your arms. “Bella!” You sneak a glance to the water pokemon as you spin her. They’ve mostly dispersed and stay a safe distance away. They’re slowly floating downstream.Valerie says she’ll call the others and tell them you’re okay. She looks a little tired herself. She talks to who sounds like Hana, but you’re not really paying attention.“Herb. Herb!” She snaps you out of it. “Are we heading all the way back, or camping? I don’t mind either way.” She motions to her compacted super tent. “But the others want to know.”>Let’s find a camping spot>We should walk all the way back>Something else
>>1033714>>Let’s find a camping spot>Bella is riding her Lillipup.man, I wish I was a drawfag
>>1033714>>Let’s find a camping spot
>>1033714>Let’s find a camping spot
>>1033260>>1033270[Saved both of these.]
>>1033714>We should walk all the way backNot that i'm against camping (aka alone time) with Valerie
>>1033714>We should walk all the way backIt's a slog, but something tells me those thunderrats are going to be looking for revenge.
>>1033717>man, I wish I was a drawfagGimme like twenty minutes.>>1033714>Let’s find a camping spot
>>1033714>Let’s find a camping spotIf we walk back, we'd be finding the pikachu again.
Ah well, guess the little mudkip didn't care
>>1033739They'll be other opportunities anon
>>1033746s'all good in the hood. We've been stuck at 3 mon for a while though, not that it's a bad thing mind. Who knows when Murkrow will come around, if he ever does.
>>1033739She'll come to our campsiter-right guys?
>>1033720Aw you made me happy
>>1033748We traded with him rather recently, so I wouldn't be surprised if he's satisfied for now.
>>1033757I meant come around as warm up to the idea of being caught. even though not everyone here wants to catch him.
>>1033739We're still farming reputation. Once the land, sky, and sea knows that we're a friend, maybe it'll be easier to find mon who want to be raised by us.Also>>1033714>nobody got stuff That's a butt.
“I think everyone is pooped.” You look to your pokemon, but you’re including yourself in that statement, too. “Camping is probably a good idea.”She nods, then reports it back into her pokedex. You hear Laki’s voice respond. You didn’t catch what she said, but it makes Valerie blush.“Well then.” She stands up straight and brushes down her dress. “Shall we?”You’re about to retrieve everyone when Mace gets up. He rushes over to near the swamp.“Mace, where are you going?”You follow up in a casual jog. He’s not going too far or fast. You watch as he drags something out of the muddy water. It’s his Macho Brace! Well, what’s left of it. He drags it to your feet and looks down.“Hey, don’t worry about that thing. I’m just glad you’re okay.”He looks up.“And we’ll figure something out with your energy. I know it.”He doesn’t seem entirely convinced, but he doesn’t look like he wants to talk about it right now. Poor guy looks humiliated.You pick up all your stuff and retrieve him. Just as you’re leaving, you turn to see the little mudkip. It was watching from the reeds.“Did you change your mind?”It makes a noise and follows.You and Valerie walk a decent distance away to find a dry clearing. Mudkip seems to warm up to her immediately. She likes it too.“Aren’t you just the cutest!” She pokes it’s nose.Her tent takes no time at all to set up. You’re a little jealous. You think about what you’re going to do with Mudkup and Boldore. Maybe-“Herb. If I say something, do you promise not to be offended?”You glance over. “Umm, okay.”“You could really use a bath.”You look at yourself. Yeah. She’s right. You’ve had a long day. “Yeah.”She leads you to a stream and tosses you a bar of soap. She even has a clean towel. “I’ll be upstream. Come back to the tent when you’re done, okay?”“Sure!”“And Herb. I’m glad you and Mace are okay.”Gobble harumphs.“You too,” she giggles and pets him. She turns to leave.You feel like you should say something. She’s so calm and prepared. She found Bella, found you, and all you’ve done is mess up her contest dress.>You feel too awkward. It’s bath time!>Wait! Apologize for messing up her contest before>Go back to the tent and prepare a surprise to thank her.>Thank her for coming out for you
>>1033836>>Wait! Apologize for messing up her contest before>Go back to the tent and prepare a surprise to thank her.
>>1033836>Wait! Apologize for messing up her contest beforeI thought Bella was with laki ala last thread?
>>1033836>Thank her for coming out for youFocus on the now, darling.
>>1033836>You feel too awkward. It’s bath time!I don't think there is anything else to apologize for, She understood the situation of Herb running himself ragged and empathized with him. No need for apologies.
>>1033836>Thank her for coming out for you>Apologize for what happened with her dress (even though it technically isnt our fault)>Clean up quickly and prepare a surprise to thank her
>>1033836>Wait! Apologize for messing up her contest before>Go back to the tent after bathing and prepare a surprise to thank her.
>>1033717Stupid half-working Roselia model.
>>1033847nah, we took Bella with us while we were looking for Mace. We split up and she investigated the damaged treewe should probably get Keira to ask her what she did, bet there was something cool at the tree
>>1033836>>You feel too awkward. It’s bath time!
>>1033836>Wait! Apologize for messing up her contest before
>>1033836>You feel too awkward. It’s bath time!
>>1033836>Thank her for coming out for you>You feel too awkward. It’s bath time!
>>1033836>>Thank her for coming out for youawwwwwwww, qt patootie mudkip making friends with val
The thing about apologizing for affecting her contest, I feel, is that it detracts from her own control over her placement. >>1033859Kickass.>>1033865Bella got away when the chu's attacked us.
>>1033859I love it anonhave a butt
>>1033874damn it, yeahI have to post way too many apology butts. Gonna post these, just look at each of them one at a time whenever I mess up
>>1033859Great job dude
>>1033933Herb is cute. Cute!
“Wait!”She turns around quickly, causing a shoulder strap to fall down her slender arm. She gracefully pulls it back up.“Thanks for taking care of Bella. And coming to get me.”She smiles and nods. “Of course! It’s like papa says; we’re all on the same team.”“And I’m sorry. About before. With your dress before the contest.”She sighs, but keeps her smile on. “It’s fine. I don’t think I was going to win anyway. But I appreciate the thought.” She doesn’t sound insincere, but she does sound distant. You don’t think she holds a grudge or anything, but you don’t think she’s being totally honest about how she feels, either. “Don’t worry about it, Herb. You didn’t do anything wrong. Okay?” She leaves towards the small waterfall upstream.You, Mace, Gobble, and Bella get nice and clean in the surprisingly not-cold stream. It’s a little weird to be naked in front of your pokemon, but they don’t seem to care one bit. Well, Bella is looking more than you’re comfortable with at first, but she quickly turns her attention to trying to goad Mace into playing. Mudkip and Boldore watch from the side. Boldore doesn’t seem to want to get anywhere near the water. He and Mace have some sort of conversation.Mudkip approaches.“Want to get cle-”There’s a shriek from upstream! Or was it a laugh? You and all the pokemon turn to face it.You look to Mace and Boldore. They don’t indicate which they think it was. Maybe they can’t tell on account of the rushing water from over there.>Go running! No time to waste>Sneak over. It could be dangerous, or you might be mistaken>Walk over and announce yourself as loudly as you can>Ignore it. She’s probably playing with her pokemon
>>1033976>>Sneak over. It could be dangerous, or you might be mistaken>>1033961I maintain that Barry is the best rival
>>1033976>Put something on, then go running!
>>1033976>>Sneak over. It could be dangerous, or you might be mistaken
>>1033976>Walk over and announce yourself as loudly as you can
>>1033976>Go running! No time to waste
>>1033976>Sneak over. It could be dangerous, or you might be mistakenRaichu bully squad returns!
>>1033976No something else? I wanted to send Bella over to check on her.Or conversely, just yell out and ask if she's okay.
>>1033976>Sneak over. It could be dangerous, or you might be mistaken
>>1033976>Go running! No time to wasteYell that we're on our way so she isn't taken by surprise.
>>1033976>Walk over and announce yourself as loudly as you canScarecrow...uh... Honchkrow (?) tactics
>>1033976>Shirt around waist>Go running!
>>1033976>Sneak over. It could be dangerous, or you might be mistaken.> send in one (or two) pokemon as advanced reconlol at lewd Belladona
>>1033996[My bad. I forgot the >Something else.There's always an implied >Something else if I ever forget it]
>>1033976>, Bella is looking more than you’re comfortable withShe's going to report back to Laki!
>>1034017Bella's lewdbins will be way more accurate than ever now
>>1034017To Laki and with Keira able to understand Bella...
>>1034033The implication is that Herb/Laki lewdbins are erotic fan fiction written by Bella, as she ships her parental figures together?
>>1034037well I guess that makes more sense than what I was thinking
>>1034020Shush you. No pokelewds. Then youre just as bad as the furries. Then its just a slippery slope to conventions, and then we've lost you to Tumblr.Never go full Tumblr, anon. Its a painful experience for the ones around you.
>>1034037Oh wait thats what you meant. You really gotta work on phrasing mate.
>>1034047>he doesn't know Bella is posting in this very thread
>>1034042Here's the national Tumblr hot line 18004529810 Prevention is the first step
>>1034054Please. Ive lost so many to Tumblr already. My ex even began defending someone who described their sexuality as "nonbinary" and then called themselves a starfish.When will this pain end anon? Why must we suffer through the idiocy and retardation of others?
>>1034076don't worry anon, I'm here for you
>>1034042You cannot stop the one true OTP of HerbXLaki. They're meant to be together. It'll be Daddy, Mommy and their beautiful daughter, Belladonna! One big happy family!
>>1034097It's past your bedtime, Bella.
>>1034076[Jesus Christ. I'm so sorry.I lost somebody to that too. Got crazy hardcore tumblr angry over meaningless bullshit all the time. It came to a head with all the constant, completely unsolicited racist rants about white men. Like, all the damn time. Tumblr is the worst thing to happen to the western world since the plague.]
>>1034100First of all, sorry for your loss Gobble. Thats some shit. Secondly, mine wasn't as bad as that. I broke up with her once I started to see and hear the signs of corruption.Still stings when I see a Facebook post about the patriarchy from her though. I really put in effort in that relationship.
>>1034100Also you got dubs to reward you for sharing.
>>1034099No, it's past YOUR bedtime.
>>1034122probably shouldn't help Herb make worryseed coffee anymore bellait reduces your power by 50%
You don’t know what to do. She could be in trouble. Or it could be nothing.You hop out of the water and grab the towel. Instead of drying off, you wrap it around your waste.Ow. Ow. Ow. Walking on rocks.As you get a bit closer, you start to get cold feet. Not literally, of course. They’re sore, not cold. But you’re worried.“Bella. I need to ask you something.” You whisper. “I need you to go check things out for me, okay?”Bella listens and nods. There’s a question in that look she’s giving you, too.“Because if she thinks I’m spying on her naked,” you can’t believe you’re saying this “then she’ll be upset with me.” You look around. “Please?”Bella has a devious grin, but she runs off. You get as close as you safely can and waitAnd wait.After a few minutes, you start to peer around. Where did she go?“John!” You turn around and see Valerie standing over you. She’s got a towel wrapped around herself. “I can’t believe you!”Belladonna is grins from behind her leg and giggles.Betrayal!>You heard a scream, you swear!>Ask the pokemon to vouch for you>She won’t believe you. Beg for forgiveness.>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too far>Laugh. She got you good.
>>1034145>>>You heard a scream, you swear!>>Ask the pokemon to vouch for you
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Laugh. She got you good.
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Ask the pokemon to vouch for you
>>1034145>>You heard a scream, you swear!>>Ask the pokemon to vouch for you
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Ask the pokemon to vouch for youalso>Belladonna is grinsThat looks like a butt to me.
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Sigh in relief and immediately retrieve Belladonna "Thank goodness your're safe"
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too farnot cool, Bella
>>1034145>wastebutt>You heard a scream, you swear!bad bella, you can't try to destroy our friendships with people other than Laki
>>1034145>you wrap it around your waste.Ass please.
>>1034145>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too farIt's fun and games up until her antics end up really fucking us over.Best to just nip this in the bud.
>>1034171Do you think that we should have a talk with Bella later and find the root of the issue?
>>1034145Adding >Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too farto >>1034161
>>1034145>She won’t believe you. Beg for forgiveness.Pray...Be humble nowBe snuggle later
>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too far>You heard a scream, you swear!There's a difference between a harmless prank and potentially annihilating a friendship.
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Scold Bella. She’s gone too far
>>1034173Aye, with any luck she'll understand and turn over a new leaf.
>>1034145>>You heard a scream, you swear!>>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too farThat's not the kind of behavior we should approve of
>>1034173I think we should talk with her, but we kind of need Keira to translate. After all, how is Bella supposed to explain that she sees Laki as her mother figure and doesn't want John talking to other girls using variations of the word Roselia?
>>1034100The plague gave us the renessance. Tumblr has given us the decline of western civilization.
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Ask the pokemon to vouch for you>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too far
>>1034145>Immediately scold Bella. She’s gone too far
>>1034145>>You heard a scream, you swear!
>>1034145>You heard a scream, you swear!>Ask the pokemon to vouch for youIf that fails then full kowtow just like in my japanese animes.
>>1034225The kowtow always works, except when it doesn't.
“I swear! I wasn’t trying to look! I heard a scream, so I came over.”She folders her arms and puts her foot up on a slightly higher rock. You try not to pay attention to how form fitting the towel is or how much leg she’s showing. “You thought I was in danger so you decided to sneak around in the bushes?”“I didn’t know for sure! And with the raichu and pikachu that attacked me and how Mace and boldore were stuck before, I-I-I.” Your mind is racing. “I was worried. That’s all. Ask my pokemon!”She looks to Mace and Gobble. Mace emphatically supports you. Gobble is taking it less seriously, but still very much on your side.“Well. Of course your pokemon would agree.” She glances to Mudkip and Boldore.Mudkip, looking concerned about being the center of attention, does nod. Boldore shrugs, but also agrees after Mace makes a noise.Bella snickers.“Bella!” You shout.Valerie sees it too. She looks a lot less angry at you. Instead, she’s more confused. “So...you weren’t peeking?”You put your hands up. “No. I’d never do that to you. Ever. Not in a million years. I-”“Okay! Okay. You made your point. I believe you.”“Are you sure? You sound annoyed. I just really want to be really clear that I’m not trying to see your body-”“I. Get. It.” She inhales. Then she exhales. “But why did Bella act like you were?”Everyone turns to the grass pokemon. “That’s a good question. Bella. You could have done real damage. You shouldn’t lie. Do you understand why what you did was wrong?”She doesn’t seem to be taking you too seriously. She examines her petals.You’re upset, but you’re not really the yelling type. And to be honest, you’ve never really been good at holding a grudge or expressing anger. You feel like Bella is taking advantage of that, though.>Yell at her. Even act like you’re angrier than you are.>You need a punishment. “No dinner for you tonight!”>Just wait until Laki hears about this.>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you now>Something else
>>1034323>>Just wait until Laki hears about this.
>>1034323>"I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed you aren't being as good as you could be."
>>1034323>>Just wait until Laki hears about this.>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you now
[I'm going to have to call it a little short today. Sorry. We'll pick things up Saturday. I want to work on a lewdbin Thursday, but no promises on having it ready. I have to take care of a few things. Thanks for coming, everybody. I'll count votes for next time.]
>>1034323>Just wait until Laki hears about this>Send her back to her pokeball before she can respond. >Later, sit her down and explain patiently, even if she's dismissing you now
>>1034323>>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you now>>1034340Thanks for running gobble, hope you feel better
>>1034340thanks for running Gobblehope you feel better soon
>>1034338>ThisGuilt tripping is immensely effective.Then segue into>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she isn't listening now.
>>1034323>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you now>Yell at her. Even act like you’re angrier than you are.A middle ground between these. This doesn't call for yelling but a patient good guy routine could be too soft. Hard but fair is the best way to handle kids.
>>1034340Thanks again for running, as always Gobble
>>1034323>Just wait until Laki hears about this.>>1034340>pic
>>1034323>Just wait until Laki hears about this.>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you now>>1034340Thanks for running, Gobble. Take it easy and get better.
>>1034340Hope you feel better!Thanks for running
>>1034323Do >>1034338Laki's not going to give a shit, and punishing her will likely just breed resentment.
>>1034323>>1034338I'll support this.and>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you now
>>1034340Thanks for running.>>1034363Also relying on Laki will just mean Bella won't listen to us as much as her.
>>1034347>>1034352>>1034357>>1034360>>1034361>>1034362[Thanks! I love you guys. No, really! You're the best.]
>>1034363To be fair, Herb doesn't know that Laki wouldn't care.
>>1034340Thanks Gobble, great job hanging in there even though you're feeling sick. Hope you feel better soon. Tonight was fun!
>>1034372I agree, James is certainly flaming.
>>1034372>>1034379Oh, no I was too slow for Gobble's love! Notice me, Senpai!Haha, but seriously you are the best Gobble.
>>1034389[Oops. Have your own personal (you) all to yourself!Okay. Good night for real. Thanks everyone!]
>>1034398I am so happy right now!
>>1034354Yeah. I think stern is what to aim for when appeal to better nature fails. I like the sort of "you're not being as good a neighbor as me rogers knows you can be" thing a lot though.
>>1034372Thanks for running. I hope things turn around!
>>1034174That's a very nice butt.
>>1034505I especially like that she's holding an ID.Also, what's gardevoir saying?
>>1034323>Sit her down and explain patiently, even if she’s dismissing you nowSeems Laki was something of a bad influence.
>>1034520I honestly can't remember, give me a bit and I'll see if I can find the fullsized version.
Any hints on what Val's feeling here? I can't seem to into empathy right now. Gobble's hinting that she's holding something back here, but is she upset with us? I'm as lost as Herb here.
>>1034544She could be bewildered by our poorfagness, our zero tact, our obliviousness, harboring a tiny bit of resentment towards the contest, being confused about her sexuality more, or any number of other things.Chances are it's one of the later two. IMO.
>>1034549I mean, it seemed to me she was into boys, I don't see how we would stir her uncomfortable homosexual urges, unless she's itching to ask us about them due to our own obvious gayness. Tact part could be it too though.I hope growing close to Val means examining our own same-sex feelings as well, but I don't expect it. Do you think we have cool scorchmarks from Raichu?
>>1034549>>1034559weren't we only wearing a towel? that might have something to do with it
>>1034559>>1034567Yeah. We're both 95% naked and somewhat wet in the middle of a forest. That's no doubt the closest she's ever been to getting laid and she'd be very aware of it.
>>1034567>>1034570I think we've solved it boys.How does Herb look with his shirt off? Is that island magic doing the trick, giving us that cut look? Abs? Pecs? Are we soaking up that tropical sun, or do we have that porcelain look? Chest hair, or smooth? Supernumerary nipples? Gobble, post a reference please.
>>1034586Laki pointed out a while ago on the beach that we obviously don't get much exercise, but I don't remember her clarifying whether we were just unmuscular or not.
>>1034589Only thing I see is this sort of thing. Not much detail to it. If we actually had a small amount of gut, I wouldn't be surprised though. Fat chefs and all.
>>1034544My interpretation is that she doesn't blame us for the contest, but is probably annoyed that we keep bringing it up. Also, at least for this conversation, the "Not interested in your body" comments from Herb have definitely ticked her off and might bother her more in the future too.Past that I'm not too sure. Wouldn't be surprised if she might suspect that Herb is gay from this. In a past "What everyone thinks of Herb" post she was already starting to lean that way anyway.
>>1034600Yeah, Herb is basically being really annoying and saying how he's not interested in looking at her at all has got to hurt Val's pride. After all she is a pretty girl, that may not have been feeling particularly pretty since she's been in the company of all the other hotties that make up the main cast.Herb has to realize that Val is interested in any of his apologies. At least Laki, Keira, and Jane all know he's interested in the lady folks. Heck those three have all felt a Herb erection one way or the other. So no chance of all the girls thinking Herb's gay I'm afraid.
>>1034323Oh, wait. Drop the full name. That usually gets attention.
>>1034340Hope you feel better Gobble.
>>1034614The best way to fix that for now would be another few apologies, still vehemently denying the peeking, but saying that it doesn't mean that shes not good looking. Actually, shes very good looking, amazing looking even but no of course we weren't peeking. We would never do that, even if the girl was as pretty as her.
>>1034323>>1034338This works very well. Disappointment, especially from a father figure, is a very good deterrant for bad behavior.
>>1035020Eh, I feel she probably doesn't want to be treated as fragile or sheltered. We've apologized a couple times already, and I'm sure we'll have ample opportunity to complement her later. Best thing for our relationship is to get to know each other a bit better, plain and simple.
>>1035226Yeah, it's sort weird Val is the only person in our group that we haven't had a heart to heart with. She might eventually think Herb is avoiding her if we don't at least try to have an honest conversation with Val. Gosh we've made more progress with Jane than Val. I think Val honestly sees through Herb better than the others. As mainlanders you'd think they'd have the most in common, but we've had a lot of misunderstanding with each other. Hopefully a opportunity presents itself for us to get to know Val better.
>>1035344Well, we are bunking with her tonight. Hopefully we can elicit some sort of reaction from her other than "Oh, it's fine, really." Maybe we should ask how she's settling in to Loanah? Or if she's met any cute boys?
>>1035417I'm interested in learning why she came to the islands or why she started her journey. Other questions I'd like to ask are if she has any goals or if she has any any advice raising Pokemon or to ask her about her Mons. Heck or even thank her for being so nice to Hana. I feel like we have so many topics that it is a little difficult to decide what to bring up first.
>>1036708Well, she seems to like Mudkip. Maybe ask if she plans on catching it?
>>1034323Upon further reflection, I think that it's important in this sort of thing to make understanding why the kid did what they did as much of a priority as making them understand why it was wrong. Oftentimes they need to understand what to do instead. In this case, Bella needs to learn that our relationship with other girls doesn't affect our relationship with Laki. But we can't know what Bella needs to learn unless we understand why she's acting this way.
>>1036708A part of me imagines she started her journey to accomplish something on her own. With her family's wealth and status, she's probably always had people in her life to make sure she always succeeded at whatever she did. This could be part of her way to finding independence.As an aside, maybe her strange reaction to the contest is due to her getting an unexpected result. You normally prepare yourself for failure or success, but mediocrity? She may have been hoping for a clear cut answer to help her decide what paths she wants to pursue, and that failed. Now she's as indecisive as before while everyone else seems to be pursuing their own paths.She's probably frustrated. But it's not at Herb, nor herself. She's just drifting right now and it's getting really annoying.
>>1037246That's a really good point too. Honestly, it's easy to forget, but she's probably going through as much as Herb is right now. It's easy for us to know that Herb is trying not to be a doormat, but maybe she is too. We have the benefit of getting other character's perspectives on occasion, but there's still a lot we don't know about their internal lives. She's probably thinking about her body, goals, relationships, and personality as much as we think about ours. That's a lot of lenses through which she may be seeing her current situation through.
>>1036942Hey, I like Val as much as the next guy, but come on Mudkip aren't something you give away
>>1037333as the next guy, I can confirm that I like Val
>>1037333I don't really feel a connection with this Mudkip though. Gobble and Mace fought alongside us before we caught them, and we hatched Bella ourselves.I wonder if Boldore would be interested in us catching it to evolve and release it. I imagine wild trade pokemon either have some sort of alternative option (like living with another species or herd for a while) or what.
>>1037410but Mudkip is the best water type and is high up there on the Ground type competitionNot every pokemon we befriend is gonna have fought with us, as it would be repetitive. I'm obviously biased as hell, but feel like the Mudkip is cute and like him/her
>>1037290She's probably less of a doormat and more polite/proper. She'd fall back on that in the same way we fall back on appeasing others - familiar territory, so to speak. Beyond that, she's probably still trying to figure out an appropriate way to carry herself around people that is both comfortable to her and lets her cultivate relationships with the people she wants, all while avoiding rich girl stereotypes since she thinks they'll hold her back on that last bit.It's a hard balancing act if you don't deal with a lot of varied people and learn for yourself what you like/accept/tolerate/hate in other people beyond a conceptual level.
>>1037469Not a gator. Argument is invalid.But rly, tiers are slightly less valid in this quest. They mean a lot, but we're running off cartoon magic here as much as normal mechanics.
>>1037652Tiers don't actually mean much at all
>>1037693Tiers was the wrong word. Should have said 'strongest' or 'best', but the rest still applies.
>>1037706Yeah, more like a scale. So a Kriketune could match with a Lucario if they are well trained enough. If I understand how Gobble is doing it.
>>1037693No kidding, were training a roggenrola, and he's badass. Speaking of, what's our plan now? Have the macho brace repaired? Train like hell until level 40? See if that A-Graveler can teach him in the ways of explosion? Shop for the tm? Seek self-control in meditation?>>1037469I guess I can sympathize. I really want Keira to give us Shedinja.
>>1037724I think Shedninja is very important for her character growth and hot trash. Like it can only take 1 super effective hit always in anything. In a system like this it would be terrible.As for a plan maybe just train him to use the energy more.
>>1037652I have no idea what the competitive tiers are, a Swampert has always been my best bro since Emerald>>1037724I'd like to teach Mace how to fly using his energy jets like Ironman. No one would expect a rock type to be insanely mobile, and if we can somehow teach him Hyper Beam despite being a stage one pokemon, or any other beam moves, we could have him do some insane tactics
>>1037734Oh, I know it's bad. But it's also occasionally completely unstoppable. Just imagine it tanking hydro pumps and leaf blades and earthquakes and Draco meteors. We could use a ghost anyways.>>1037759I like those ideas, but until we get there I really want to bond with mace through meditation. Both Herb and Mace seem to take to it well. I also like the self-aware, emotionally in-tune side of Herb that it brings out. I also think it'd bring us closer to sensing aura, and I love how Gobble does aura.
>>1037759Mega swampert had a niche with rain teams as a swift swim sweeper, but right now the meta is still in flux so who knows if it will remain viable.
>>1037652In this quest the anime rules apply just about any Pokemon can become a combat beast with the right training and a little bit of personal flair. Heck Zubat really isn't all that stellar stat wise, but Vlad wrecked face with the training we did with him.Also Lanturn is best Water mon and that is all.
>>1037814Crobat is actually pretty good.
>>1037823>CrobatYeah, his final evolution was good, but even back when he was a Zubat we were taking done all sorts of Mons.
>>1037831Imagine how godly he is with Leech Life buffed now.
>>1037842Yeah, that shit would be nasty. Guess there is reason why Kat's still the champ.
>>1037814Good, maybe we'll get to see Castform, Spinda, and Seaking then.
>>1037863Spinda is just boring.
>>1037863with how our team is shaping up, a Castform would be really useful for double battles. Even better, it can learn more than 4 moves, so we can stock them(I always assumed they were genderless, but bulbapedia says they have a 50/50 ratio) with weather moves. Plus, we'd have a use for the nevermeltice Crowbro gave us.Unless we wanted to just use the ice to keep our water cold while we're hiking, which would definitely be worth it
>>1037875Spinda's great. Drunk boxing, access to assist, cute spot patterns, access to contrary + skill swap (in gen 6), teeter dance. Oh, and shuckle's good to. In gen II it could ferment berries into rare candies.
>>1037892>wanting another normal and rock type
>>1037898I'd like one a lot if we met cool ones, but I'd be satisfied with cameos as gym pokemon or something.
>>1037863I'd like to meet a Wishiwashi if Mudkip goes to Val. Nobody excepts Wishiwashi to go aggro on them, plus it's a cute little fish. Honestly there are tons of cool water mons that I'd be okay with.
>>1037910I dunno. We don't really need a water type. Bella and Mace already cover everything water does. Not that wishiwashi isn't cool and all, but it doesn't really do anything for me.
>>1037956Water is the most flexible type, as well as having one of the best defensive typings in the game thanks to ground/water. They also get a slew of support moves made much better in this system
>>1037973Every pokemon benefits from this system. And wishiwashi gets the support of what, aqua ring and helping hand? If we want a bulky, mono-water supporter I'd much rather go for pyukumuku, who reflects johns pacifism and produces a nice moisturizer/aloe.
>>1037975I don't like the sea cucumber, I mean it's kinda cute, but other than that? eh
>>1037975>use a pyukumukuNo, I'd really rather not.
>>1037975>I'd much rather go for pyukumukuGobble said no pokefugging.
>>1037984Of course not. I'm saving all my fugging for Polu. Pyuku is for pure and innocent and organ vomiting.
>>1037975So in our current party for Herb we need coverage for Fighting, Poison, Electric, and Dragon. Fairy covers three of those types, so we should probably consider really any fairy mon.
>>1037996A-Vulpix never ever
>>1037996Personally my vote is for Mimikyu. I'm rooting for the eldritch monster, he's so cute!
>>1037996Yeah, fairy is what we need the most, (assuming we don't get Bella that dazzling gleam tm and call it good), followed by ground (assuming we don't teach gobble/mace the ground moves they can learn and call it good) followed by ghost or dark (assuming we don't teach gobble ghost/dark moves he can learn and call it good.)I would like a mawile. I used to see it as an overhyped waifumon way back when, but now I've grown warmer to it.
>>1038001Mawile was a waifu mon?
>>1038001Yeah, it has the cute china doll look to it. I'd be fine with that mon. We'll see what we encounter first.
>Hana and Herb taking Laki out on a date. >The older and muscular woman has an arm around both their shoulders.>Herb and Hana are holding hands behind that>They eat at a cafe, letting their pokemon play together and occasionally tossing them pieces from their plates, gobble enjoying some personal baco bread.>Eventually they go the store and convince Laki to go completely girly in a sundress.>In revenge Laki purchases some "special" items from a nearby adult shop.>That night none of them get any sleep, Laki takes charge from the get go but slowly falls to the Plaintain and Vibroarm.>The bed is in splinters afterwards and everyone enjoys a satisfying and lovely breakfast after cleaning up.
>>1038009Cute, though I don't want to go polyamory route this time.
>>1037996>we should probably consider really any fairy mon.
>>1038015I honestly have no anti fairy biases
>>1038015Put that thing back where it came from or so help meI'm actually neutral on it. If it were male, though, it'd be a good reflection of John reconciling his desire to be seen in a masculine light with his girlier habits/actions.
>>1038015I don't dislike this mon and this quest will have no pokefucking, so I don't have anything to worry about from other players, so no problems here. I really wanted that cutiefly we meet but maybe we'll meet another?
>>1038015That's a good one and >>1038026has a good point in regards to character reasons, but I think we should get a Floette.
>>1038036I like Flabébé, I would support this. Just as trivia, it's also one of the few female only pokemon.
>>1038036>>1038046I'm kinda eh on that whole line. It's just kinda generic
>>1038036Florges is all right. Doesn't jump out at me though. Having a bunch of grass moves doesn't mean much when we already have Bella. Same reasoning why I'm not too keen on Carbink. I like it, but we already have mace. I'm also a little less keen on gardevoir because it makes reuniclus less likely, but that's much less of an issue.We want a smaller party this time, and that means people want to avoid repeat types and single types more, and that means some cool pokemon are devalued a bit for the sake of a tighter story. It's worth it I think.
>>1038049Yeah, that's why I thought Mimikyu would be cool. covers types that aren't super strong right now. Unfortunately it doesn't learn it's fairy move till late. Maybe we can find a TM?
>>1038057Honestly, if we're talking type coverage and speed of good moves, mawile probably trumps mimikyu. Play Rough isn't even a tm. And if we got the tm for dazzling gleam, we could just teach it to Bella.
>>1038061What was that TM we got that was dirtied up? did we ever get that back?
>>1038071Not yet, the guy who messed up Herb's pokedex is restoring the TM quickly in exchange for us not telling anybody about him messing up. Maybe when we make it back to the temple? Or a few days after that.
>>1038071We let that particular plot point drop when we went sprinting into the forest. I guess that just means we'll get another chance to do things at the temple before we leave the island. Personally, is like us to decide in-character that we want to study under those chefs at least once each, but we may need to wait until we have knowledge of value to trade.
>>1038079>>1038080right, right I forgot. Hopefully gobble doesn't forget either
>>1038081Gobble takes notes. I doubt too much will be forgotten, and if it is, it will likely be forgotten by us. How many of us remember that Keira owes us a favor?Speaking of her, I want to help Polu and Keira grow closer. They seem kind of afraid of each other.
>>1038093Fear is mostly on Polu's end and pretty much solely due to Keira being a priestess and him practicing what her religion considers heresy. On Keira's end, the main thing holding her back would be that she was told growing up not to trust people from Polu's island.So they probably don't have any real problems between each other as people, but the first steps might be a bit rough.
>>1038036>implying Slurpuff wouldn't be perfect for usCan go fast and is a food reference
I liked the darkness of the old quest. Gripped me from the start. I actually like the bits with Hornbeam in my unpopular opinion. I don't want to have multiple girlfriends, though. Tbh, Clair was somewhat of a Laki (not entirely, but they're both sarcastic smartasses) and Hana is like Robin (though I kind of like Hana better, don't shoot me). Kiera a cute. Kiera a obvlious. I'm really eager to see more of Val. She seems pretty boring atm, but Jeanine was, too, and I liked her character as she went on more.All in all, this quest is severely light-hearted compared to the old one. At times it gets a little boring, but I think that's just because I like darker themes.Best waifu is either Hana or Kiera. I reeeally like Hana and I would love to see her Dom (bc I know she could totally do it. Again, like Robin), but I'd love to see her sub and Herb take his time with her, reminding her of how beautiful she is.
>>1038760Well we haven't even left the first island yet. I'm sure we will have some darker times. Probably not Hornbeam's level, but you know.
>>1038130Again, it's a fairy monotype with grass moves we don't need. Plus swirling will likely be pretty tough to evolve. Even though I'm not too keen on them, I'd rather have snubbul or spritzee or snubbul than swirlix. And if it didn't have to be mono fairy, I'd also go for Azurill or Mime Jr.>>1038760When we get serious, and I'm sure we will eventually, I'd like it to see it much more focused. Rather than national power struggles, is like to see our friends overcoming their personal demons.Jane letting her guard down. Val finding purpose. Laki moving on and forgiving herself. Keira learning her place in the world outside her temple. Hana pursuing her water gym leader dream. Those are the plot threads that we're already invested in, and they can be taken seriously because of it.
>>1037724Why would she just give away her pokemon?
>>1038814Keira can't train ghosts. I guessed she'd give it away at least as readily as she'd release it.
>>1038830We have yet to see. I'm sure it will be a very big plot dead.
>>1038760Speaking of darker themes, I'd honestly like to learn more about Kontote in a way that doesn't potentially out Polu as a practitioner.From the sounds of things, what they practice is seen as really fucked up by the rest of the islanders, so they pretend that they don't do it anymore.And seeing as it's something that can presumably be invoked by breaking a specially-prepared object, I'm wondering if it's anything like shadow pokemon stuff or worshiping a dark legendary/dark spirits or something.
>>1038835Yeah. I've been wanting to ask her what her plan is. Whatever ends up happening, I just don't want it to happen off-screen.>>1038840My prediction is that they just keep doing what the normal temple had done, and it was the wrongful banning of those practices by Eelilee that made them do so in secret and appear shady. It'll probably turn out less simple though.
>>1038794I'm very interested in seeing how Keira will develop over the quest, getting exposed to so much when her entire life's been controlled and now she suddenly has so much freedom. I'm not even interested in her and Herb getting together(Laki had me since the start) but it'll be fun to see her coming of age. I hope Jane is always our rival, but hopefully she'll become more friendly over time...She's already started to but she's still very paranoid. Maybe Polu would be a good influence if they hung out more?I hope Herb can be someone Hana can rely on as well, she seems to have missed out on a lot of chances in life because of the accident and it'd be nice if she can find life long friends with the group.Laki's honestly kind of tough, she's disappointed in herself and probably feels like the nation's disappointed in her. I'm sure there will be more chances to figure out more of her side over time but I hope we're given the choice to help with her drinking problem.Completely unrelated and I know it's unpopular. I just hope there's a chance for at least a three-way relationship in the quest. Having it happen here doesn't feel samey at all in comparison to the first quest to me. I know they don't work out often or well in real life but this is meant to be a fantastical story, not everything has to relate to reality the same way. I don't know why but triangle relationships just work so well to me in stories. In the end I hope every character is given a resolution we can be happy with.
>>1039260I'll admit, I like variations on classic romance. What I most want to see though is pairs that don't go anywhere. Most first relationships don't last forever.Still not into a trio though. It's not bad, but I've had my fill.
>>1039631>Most first relationships don't last forever.This Laki and Herb's will!
>>1039970That's the spirit!
>>1039970Bella, I hate to tell you this, but Laki is a drunk and it's time for you to start bonding with your new momlook, she's a grass type too!
>>1040142speaking of types what were our speculations on laki, hana, polu and janes aura typings?I'm guessing hana has normal and/or steel?Jane has dragon and maybe dark or poison (prideful, paranoid)Polu seems like water.no idea on laki...oh and val uh....
>>1040142That's not my mother! I look nothing like that warthog!
>>1040256To be fair you look nothing like Laki either.
>>1040227Jane is Dragon certainly, probably Poison though, since she's less mean spirited for the sake of it and just warped.Polu is water and maybe Lightning, very energetic and energized but goes with the flow. Might be fire though for his manly passion.Laki seems to be Dark/Fighting. She's physical takes pride in her body and being tough and a "badass" but has MAJOR self worth issues like someone else we knew from quest one.Val is probably Normal in all honesty.>>1040256So how do you type? Do you just bash your flowers on the keyboard until it works, do you have hands in them? Do you use you feet?
>>1040280I figure she types by firing low velocity pin missles into the keys she wants
>>1040227Laki is fighting/fireVal, Normal/fairyAnd come on mate, Hana's not steel just cause she's got robolegs. I'd say fighting and something else>>1040280I'm guessing tapdancing
>>1040227Laki is probably fire/fightingVal is fairy/something (maybe normal?)Jane I think is dragon/fire (or something aggressive)Hana I'd actually think is like psychic/something, having all manner of mental fantasies but having to hide her power level at all timesPolu is probably water at least, but there's a hidden side to him we know little about
>>1040295the steel bit was intended as a minor tasteless joke, given the energy she shows off when pumped up i'd say fighting or electric...
>>1040295>>1040298The problem is fire is usually ambitious and energetic, Laki isn't noticeably more energetic than most and has NO ambition. She might have been fire when she was younger but now it's guttered out and is naught but ashes. She's Dark because of her love of bullying AND massive depression.Val could probably be fairy and/or normal.Still maintain Jane is dragon/poison which is caustic, much like her attitude.>>1040310I could see electric, maybe.
>>1040332I always assumed that Kat was poison because of her selfhatred, cause her mind was a shithole filled with toxic memories.Which means Laki is a Croagunk. Even the chest wraps work
>>1040387Poison just means you're poison to your freinds and or yourself constantly. She's less toxic about it and more woe it me, which is why I said Dark. Hopefully Gobble makes a ruling on this.
>>1040406I'd argue that alcoholism is poison to the sufferer and their friends, even though Laki hasn't had any massive problems with it yetKat was fire/dark at the end of her quest, but she ended up making friends with the evil her in her dreams. Seems like most mental problems would cause someone to have a poisonous aura, rather than Dark. Dark was more about how she was morally grey, at least that's how I saw it
>>1040433I'd argue it's dictated by how destructive you are to not only yourself but to everyone around you.
>>1040488I wouldn't be surprised if every type came with both good and bad sides.Dragon, which can mean a force of will and sense of prideful determination, could also be suceptible to hubris and elitism.Normal, which could mean centeredness, zen, calm, and worldliness, could also be susceptible to inaction, indecision, and stagnation.Fairy has seelie and unseely. Grass has both a side which provides nourishment and a side that takes it. Fire has passion and recklessness. Poison has cleverness and treachery. And so on.Again, I really want to learn more about auto in-character.
>she got drunk once>she's immediately an alcoholicplbs do not label us as alcoholicslaki and I enjoy a fine a craft ale *twirls mustache as my cape billows indignantly from my perfectly sculpted shoulders*
>>1040752Yeah, obviously Herb hasn't seen enough to come to the conclusion that she's an alcoholic, but gettin sloshed because she doesn't want to think about her loss is a bit of a red flag, and we will see if that develops into anything serious.
>>1040752when was the last time you got drunk because you lost a game to a teenager?
>>1040865Never.I'm not quite old enough to drink.
>>1040865I get drunk every time after FNM, does that count?
>>1040883Next thing you're going to say is that you can't even smoke.
>>1040883You're not missing much, hangovers aren't fun>>1040945I have no idea what FNM. so... yes
>>1041179Friday night magic >>1040883I feel old
>>1041290I've played Magic with friends using their extra decks, but never got into it
>>1041378Right there with you on the magic thing.Laki a best tho.
>>1041457i must respectfully disagree, as scientific data shows that Keira and Jane are the best girls
>>1041557>jane best girlIve see that you've been reading those steven hawking papersGreat taste anon
>>1041557Keira is okay. A good second or third on the roster.Jane is human garbage.
>>1041599The worst part is that if we drop her off a cliff she'll just come back like Delmer, guaranteed.
>>1041599Nah mate, Jane just needs to be redeemed by Herb's plantain. Remind her that it's part of native culture to lust after mainlanders, as shown by their priesthood anddisgraced celebrities.
>>1042106Nope. Can't stand her. She can change now all she wants.I'd rather Herb's plantain stoke the fire of said ex celebrity.
>>1042120But said ex celebrity is human garbage and a disgrace to her nationAt least Jane hasn't been a bitch to a child like the celebrity
>>1042274To be fair said child twists what everyone says to her in the worst possible way and is incredibly paranoid to boot. Perhaps she took a benign comment the exact wrong way?
>>1042274Laki wasn't a bitch to a child. Jane takes every word and action as a slight against her. She has a seeming inability to understand other peoples motivations and goals. Everything must have to do with her.Laki is the best her nation has ever produced. She's the only athlete that has made it to the Olympics.
>>1042274>At least Jane hasn't been a bitch to a childThat's a pretty massive assumption there.
Daily reminder that best priestess and best cyborg are also best companions in general.
>>1042302Having your hero blow you off after refusing to even compete probably doesn't help. Add in a divorce after the celebrity bails on the olympics and you get a pretty fucked up psyche. in the irl olympics, every nation gets to send people, even if there's no way they'll win, right? After all, Mexico still competes in the Winter Olympics. Is there a minimum standard that has to be met?
>>1042336daily reminder we have laki for good. Hail the victorious laki shippers, HAIL
>>1042352Laki did compete, she just fucked up so bad she lost all her confidence and didn't try again. As for what she said? That's through the lens of Jane, which is twisted.
>>1042352>Having your hero blow you off after refusing to even compete probably doesn't help. Add in a divorce after the celebrity bails on the olympics and you get a pretty fucked up psyche.Not really. People go through far worse and still function at a much higher level than Jane. She's pretty comically over-the-top.
>>1042380For now. Best girl will still win in the end>>1042391Jane is an unreliable narrator, but she doesn't seem like she'd have anything to gain by lying to Herb. She said herself that he could have found the info she told him if he looked for it. We can assume that the story she told us is true, and Laki did give up despite still being in the competition.
>>1042380Daily reminder everyone's waifu is shitI'll help ship best athlete if we go that route. Until the route-lock happens, though, I will will not yield ground.
>>1042434She doesn't have anything to gain from lying to Herb. Hell she doesn't have anything to gain from lying to herself. But she does. She keeps telling herself everyone is out to get her and that Herb is a monster.She's pinned her parents divorce on Laki not winning a metal in the Olympics. She's not dealing with a full deck.
>>1042434>For now. Best girl will still win in the endWe already have best girl for good.
>>1042434I am saying she took what Laki said, to her specifically, wrong, or twisted it, because Jane's mind is fucked. She treats half of what we say to her as a personal challenge. As for Laki, she DID try, she failed badly, and then did not use her second try, which is exactly how Jane described it. What Jane fails to realize is Laki probably had her confidence shot to shit from that first fail.
is it just that the other groups are less vocal or are the Laki shippers incredibly annoying?
>>1042481If people bitched and whined less there'd be less Laki posting in return.
>>1042481Laki isn't even my fave, just one anon willfully misrepresenting things annoys me.
>>1042481Probably that Laki shippers are just on right now. We've had a fair smattering of other shippers floating around.
Stop badmouthing Laki! Won't somebody please think of the children!
>>1042481Where have you been? Every group has been prominent at one point post thread. It's traditional shit posting at this point. I usually keep it in spoilers because I'm messing around.
>>1042481It doesn't become an issue until people start with the stupid shit.Example A: Laki is a drunk monster!Example B: Kiera is a rapist!
Speaking of alcohol...
>>1042670Of course Keira isn't a rapist. What she did was only fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Like how when Jane groped our pin missile it was misdemeanor sexual assault. (I think.) These crimes have no minimum sentence, if convicted they could get a warning or small fine. Jane's threat to break our dick was illegal too, but whatever.Overall, I like Keira and Jane but I'm still a pedantic asshole.
>>1042700[This is a truthpost. LOGH should be mandatory in school instead of Catcher In the Rye.]
>>1042489>>1042495>>1042502>>1042646>>1042670>replying to le single post bait
>>1043598Huh, so it is. Not in the habit of checking post counts.
>>1043598I kinda forgot people did that, at least in this quest.
>>1043598But it was good bait, anon! And we were in shitposting mode!We'll go back to normal once Gobble joins us again, though I may be lurking then since I'm a little out of my depth with pokemon at this point.
>>1041071Hey man, I can quit not smoking any time I want to. I just don't want to.But see, I've been thinking more about aura. I'm wondering if type advantages have at all affected the culture? Like, if the patience which water represents is considered to defeat the recklessness of fire. Or the freedom of flying conquers the rootedness of grass. Or the decisiveness of fighting beats the indecisive centeredness of normal. And a well-rounded person uses the virtues of types strong to their aura to overcome the vices of their aura, and in doing so conqueres themselves.
Thread tomorrow! Who excite?Gobble confimed harm ending possible
>>1047189>harm endingThat sounds terrible. I don't want us to end because Herb got too hurt.
>>1047189Nobody said it was impossible, just that they didn't want it. Am excite though
>>1047189Am decently excite.
>>1047189Wait, confirmed where? I missed it.
>>1047241They mean harem ending.>>1047239How would it not be if the players worked for one?
>>1047252I know that, where did gobble confirm anything?
>>1047262I've been talking to Gobble directly and she got drunk and blurted some stuff out
>>1047287That could be said for every post thread.>>1047262Has Gobble ever denied anything? All I can think of is Pokefucking and even then she wrote a lewdbin with it.
So I learned about a move I didn't know about before. Only staryu and tentacruel learn it, but it can be bred from them to omanyte, and from omanyte to stunfisk, and from stunfisk to castform or ghastly.It transforms the user into the target's type. Now, fire, water, electric, grass, ice, poison, psychic, dark, and steel all resist themselves, so it would be good to use against those types.Ghastly would benefit from the psychic and dark weakness flips. Castform, my darling, could ignore the weakness dictation from the weather. I want a castform with reflect type.
>>1047409>only now knowing reflect typeI bet you don't even know Aero Ass and Rototiller
>>1047443ah yes german aerial ace and the useless ground type move that functions as a workup boost for all grass types on the field.don't forget about tearful look which lowers enemy atk and spa atk
>>1047443> Not know Aero-AssWhat do you mean, Skyla's great.
Heads up, that quest on /aco/ is on indefinite hold again, so no qualms whatsoever if gobble wants to experiment with a full lewd quest.
>>1047455I also love Quash
>>1047541>Skyla's greatShe's an absolute bitch in every medium but the games.
>>1048287Well guess which one is canon
>>1048287She's not a bitch in the manga.
>>1048287I just meant she was cute. I can't say I know much of anything of her personality.
>http://www.strawpoll.me/1211680It's time we setytle this once and for all!