Something Fishyhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice cheat sheet: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral 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 involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. 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, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Totodile)Badges: 2Recently: You battled over a flaming structure for your second badge, and went fishing with Keira and Hana. Hana got zapped by a Chinchou!
>>1197087Oh boy, I hope Hana isn't weak to electric attacks.
>>1197100I'm sure she's well grounded.If they actually are conductive then this will end up being the Hana In Memoriam episode.
“Hana!”You run out to her, but the Chinchou sparks at you. It looks more scared than anything.The Seel all whip their heads towards the danger, and your pokemon are looking too. Keira’s Nincada climbs to the top of her head.Hana, with a hurt and stunned look on her face, falls over onto the sand. Her torso, head, and normal arm flail but ultimately can’t help her keep her balance. Keira takes an unsure step towards Hana. Then another. Chinchou hasn’t noticed her yet.>Run over to Hana right now, disregard Chinchou>Try to knock out Chinchou. Don’t take any chances with it>Stay back, let Keira handle it>Go run to the fishing shack for help>Something else
>>1197116>Keep Chinchou's attention while Keira helps Hana
>>1197116>>Run over to Hana right now, disregard ChinchouActivate Mother Hen protocol
>>1197116>Try to knock out Chinchou. Don’t take any chances with itHey, Gobble. Don't forget to say the thread started on Twitter.
>>1197119This is probably best; aggression will make it attack more and it's stupid to touch someone if we aren't certain if there's still electricity.
>>1197119This sounds good. We need this little guy, misbehaving or not.
>>1197116>>Run over to Hana right now, disregard Chinchou
>>1197116>>1197119>>1197122Actually I support this, as long as we are dealing with chinchou non attacking is fine.
>>1197116>>1197119Yeah, keep it occupied so it can't do any more damage, but don't make it any more aggressive either.I'm gonna be busy for a while, good luck guys!
>>1197116Voting for >>1197119
>>1197116>Run over to Hana right now, disregard Chinchou
>>1197122[Oops! I forgot to actually send it. Thanks.]
>>1197137No worries, Gobble. Glad I could help.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>1197144
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>1197144Praise the dice gods!
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1197144
>>1197147Warm up rolls
>>1197145>>1197146>>1197147Wew, we are mediocre today, bois.
[I'll be right back. Slight delay in next update]
>>1197152it feels like most quests have been rolling pretty badly lately, i think someone messed with the RNG involved with /qst/ dice rolls, or maybe someone slandered the dice fods
>>1197159Just have faith anon.
>>1197159>dice fodsIt's posts like this is why the dice gods are angry, Haha.
[Sorry about that. Kitty ran outside.]
>>1197162no, the dice gods are more mad about people ignoring bad rolls and continuing to do dangerous things right away anyway; it makes them feel like they are not being taken seriously. I doubt they give a fuck about typo's.
>>1197207I'm glad you were able to grab your pussy.
Rolled 3 (1d100)[.]
>>1197212We can't see the dice before we roll them.>>1197220I hope that was Chinchou
>>1197220Man the dice really are shit for everyone today.
>>1197222no, but if you get one or two terrible rolls then you could take it as a sign to not take risky actions.
>>1197220>[.]Sorta looks like a crying face. This made me laugh in conjunction with your roll.
Well todays gonna be an interesting day with these rollsglad i made it in time
seriously these rolls are terrible, somebody needs to sacrifice a goat or something
>>1197232Just gotta find the right pictures the dice gods want.
>>1197232No sacrifice pls.
Rolled 95, 7, 38, 92, 14 = 246 (5d100)Test
“Hey! Hey!” You wave to the Chinchou. Belladonna waves with you, and gives little extra flourishes. Mace looks alarmed at the idea, but flails around too. Dice just absentmindedly joins in without really looking like he understands why. Gobble is giving it his all. “Chinchou! Over here!”Chinchou looks at you and your pokemon waving around and making noise. Belladonna fires Pinn Missile into the air, and Dice spits up some water. No way he’ll miss you.And he doesn’t. But he looks very scared. He unleashes Thunderwave in Keira's direction at random. But missed by a mile as Chinchou trips over the sand and falls on it’s face. This still causes all the Seel to run off, though. You guess they naturally fear an electric type.“I’m okay.” you hear Hana just barely, under the sound of the Seel stampede. Keira is trying to help her up, but unable to lift her and just ends up pulling her feet into the sand. She tries again and falls on top of the poor girl.Chinchou digs it’s face out of the sand and looks back up at you, Keira, and everyone else. It flinches in fear, then starts backing away to the sea.>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”>Try to cut off its escape route, but don’t attack it>Go for a quick knockout, before it can get away! Don’t let Hana down!>Something else
>>1197235so we need higher quality butts
>>1197249>>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”
>>1197248WASTED>>1197249>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”Get down to the ground and give it the open arms gesture
>>1197249>"Don't leave. We're not mad at you.">Herb uses Bait Bribe!
>>1197249>>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”>>Try to cut off its escape route, but don’t attack itI imagine this as more of herb wanting to stand in front of Chinchou to talk rather than cutting off his path to the sea.
>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.
>>1197249>>1197255Actually makes less sense now sine I reread and found out it's walking away backwards, my bad. Just>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”
>>1197249>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”>Try to cut off its escape route, but don’t attack itAlso I think my ID is trying to tell me something.
>>1197249>"Don't leave, we're not mad at you"
Been reading through the old threads and i had a funny thought, what if herb constantly cooking to help pokemon problems gets found out by the islanders and he becomes known as the heroic chef.
>>1197249>”Don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”
>>1197274If we keep having feast for apex predators like on the first island I can see that happening.
Well, got to go to work guys. Be back if this is still running then. Have fun y'all.
>>1197304I feel for you anon I'm working for the next 5 hours and I am reduced to lurking
“Sorry, Hana.” Keira removes her hands from Hana and gets off of her.You squat down and open your arms wide in a welcoming gesture.“Chinchou, don’t leave. We’re not mad at you.”It pauses. It can’t decide if this is a trap or not. But it seems to like your approach and doesn’t run away. It even starts cracking a relieved smile.“I’m a little upset.” Hana huffs hair out of her face. Her voice carries a frustrated edge you haven’t heard from her before. You guess a shock like that would make anyone upset. “But I’ll get over it.” She pushes herself over with what looks liked a decently practiced move so she can face Chinchou. “I don’t want to battle you because I’m mad, Chinchou, but I do want to battle you.”It thinks. You can almost see it’s thoughts because you’re thinking along the same lines. If it’s a trap, why would she announce that? Why not get him to lower his guard and attack?It relaxes just a little, and even moves forward.“My name- uff,” she pulls herself an inch over, “is Hana.”It gets a lot closer. Almost within reach.Her arm suddenly and without control slams into the ground at full force. It throws up sand, a lot of it directly into her own face.Chinchou squeaks and runs for the sea. It runs right by you. No way you’ll be able to cut it off from here with your pokemon, but maybe you can still stop it.>Dive and grab it!>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it’ll come back>Get your pokemon to attack>Something else
>>1197327>>Dive and grab it!
>>1197327>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it'll come backSometimes you gotta just accept that things fucked up.
>>1197327>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it'll come back.
>>1197327>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it’ll come backThe thing is skittish, grabbing it will just get us shocked and make it afraid of us too.
>>1197327She do that because she's a bitch or because it's an electrical short circuit?
>>1197327>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it’ll come backCrap, it broke Hana's arm.
>>1197327>>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it’ll come back
>>1197327>Let it go and tend to Hana. Maybe it’ll come back
Not wanting to somehow make the situation even worse, you decide not to chase after it.Hana watches, then stops stretches her neck and plops her face into the sand.“Is there anything we can do?”“Leave me until the tide comes in.” She sounds completely defeated.Keira giggles at the sarcastic comment. “You’re funny.”Something about the sunny disposition of the young priestess makes Hana push aside her bad mood enough to stop moping. She still sighs, though. “I think I know what’s wrong. Can you get my bag?”Keira nods and runs off to it. You move to be closer to Hana. You aren’t sure what to do and offer a hand. She takes it. Being a bit sturdier than the petite Keira, you’re able to at least pull her forward so she’s sitting up. You do it a little too hard though and she falls with her face in your crotch.You both very quickly scramble to rectify the situation and pretend it didn’t happen. She must still be upset because she’s as red as an heirloom tomato. You aren’t quite sure what she mumbles to herself, but it even sounded like she called someone a huge dick. You hope she’s just blowing off steam.Your pokemon come over to offer her support to lean on. That helps with the awkwardness.“Sorry I blew it.” She tells you. “You put a lot of work into this, too.”You look over over. Her one arm just hanging there, wet sand clinging to her hair and face. Wet shirt. You put your eyes back on the sand on her face.“I don’t have what it takes to be a trainer like you or Polu or Jane. Maybe I should look at something else.”>Whatever she decides, you’ll help her!>Stop that talk right now!>Try to assure her that Chinchou might come back. You have a strong feeling about it.>Say nothing. Just listen.>Something else
>>1197380>>Stop that talk right now!Dice bit me, I got electrocuted by a RAICHU Hana. Sometimes bad things happen, dust yourself up and keep moving.>Try to assure her that Chinchou might come back. You have a strong feeling about it.
>>1197380>Stop that talk right now!>Try to assure her that Chinchou might come back. You have a strong feeling about it.
>Stop that talk right now!
>>1197380>>Stop that talk right now!>>Try to assure her that Chinchou might come back. You have a strong feeling about it.Never give up! Never surrender!
>>1197380>>Stop that talk right now!Dice bit me when we first met, and I got jumped by a gang of pikachus
>>1197380>You can do it Hana. Your pokemon believe in you. We just have to find the right pokemon that blends with you, like finding the right spice for a new recipe. Or perhaps we could look into insulation to prevent electric pokemon from causing your arms to malfunction in the future.
>>1197380>Stop that talk right now!>>Try to assure her that Chinchou might come back. You have a strong feeling about it.Truth or lewd when? Also,>You look over over.One butt please
>>1197388>>1197380Also add a cheesy old quote from some classic scifi to make her laugh
>>1197380>Stop that talk right now!Did we tell her the story about how we got flat-out dropped by a Riachu and ended up tied to a tree? Because that takes the cake as far as embarrassing electric type fuckups go.
>>1197380>Stop that talk right now!Nobody ever became truly great without experiencing failure.Strength is about dusting yourself off and overcoming the obstacles with what you have learned.
>>1197401[Next time it makes sense in story. So probably a little after leaving this island, if everyone wants.]
>>1197421truth or dare in the yacht tonight!!
>>1197421Oh, we do.
>>1197427Alternately, we could just spend the night on the yacht. We haven't spent much time with Hana and Valerie in a bit. So we could always just head over there.
>>1197425Meant to quote this post, not my own.
>>1197432also good. might be good to give Keira some time away from us.and then we could overhear some "things" going on at night
>>1197439I like the sound of that.
I'm not necessarily for or against the Truth or Dare game, but if everyone isn't around to take part, then i don't see the point
>>1197457Truth or dare sounds like something Hana would start.Or Jane if she thought it would help her one up Herb.
>>1197462or val to be more outgoingor laki because she's laki
>>1197464>>1197462Hana would suggest it to Val to help her be more outgoing.
>>1197457Well it could be something done more than once. First time to break the ice or get their imaginations going. The second time could get a bit more 'lewd bin'
>>1197469Or how about the first time gets just lewd enough to be exciting for these crazy kids, then the second time comes when Hana suggests a private game with Herb.
>>1197476Could also do have a private game with Val/Hana, Laki/Val, Hana/Jane(for hilarity purposes) and Herb with any of the above.
>>1197502I'd be happy with a private game involving Herb, Val, and Hana. That would be ideal for me, I think.
>>1197506Sounds good, what with Val playing the wingwoman. You know what game is really good for mixed company and dice-based arbitration? Spinda bottle.
>>1197506I'd prefer it for story/daaw'ing purposes, but the idea of Hana trying to arrange for a private game when Jane barges in and ends up inserting herself was really amusing for me.
“Stop that talk right now!” Your voice comes out more forceful than you intended. “Dice bit me when we first met, and Gobble only helped because I promised food, and Mace ran away after our first encounter.”Hana looks shocked by your outburst. She turns away so her hair covers her eyes from your view. “But I’m not as good as you, okay?” Her voice is a whisper.“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” You do your best to quote that wizard from that movie. You want to tell her that she is good, but you know you can’t convince somebody of that. They have to see it with their own eyes. Mom taught you that when you tried cheering on your little brother.She doesn’t say anything, then she sniffs, and then she lets out a snorty laugh.“The DVD commentary for that one was really good.”You’re not sure what to say and just sort of push air out your nose in a proto-laugh. She turns to you, this time with a smile.“Oh, there’s some sand on your face.” You reach out and brush it off.“Is this it?” Keira says as she drags the bag over and drops it by the two of you.Hana nearly leaps. “Y-yeah. Thanks.”To make things even more humiliating for Hana, Laki and Valerie emerge from the bushes. Val runs over and has to be assured that things are fine, and Laki watches without comment or expression.She takes out some tools and starts messing with her arm and legs. For some reason it seems less invasive to look at her wet shirt cling to her boobs as her arm movements push them together than it does to watch her fiddle with pieces of her limbs.Not that you’d look at poor innocent Hana like that.More than once.Or twice.“Okay. All done.” Hana says, excusing self consciousness. “Sorry, everyone.”Of course everyone tells her it’s fine.(continued)
>>1197529“What happened?” Keira asks, not being able to read the mood. “I’ve heard of machine spirits. Were they upset? I don’t sense anything from them but I don’t know machines.”Hana awkwardly explains that there was a lot of wear and tear on the arm and she knew it needed fixing for a long, but didn’t know the insulation was that gone. She again apologizes for being so negligent and causing everyone to worry.“Do you need to see a mechanical priest?”Her arm moves at a very, very slow pace. Her legs seem okay for now, though. “Umm, no. Well, it’s just the parts. Last time it took forever to get the parts in. I don’t want to stop my journey.”“I can get papa to try to rush things.”Hana really doesn’t want to impose on Valerie more than she has.“You can get anything at Take, if you don’t mind it falling off a truck.” Laki comments.Hana perks up. “You mean...”“It’s not that dangerous.” Keira says. “The temple is really nice.”Laki holds back a comment. You suspect maybe the temple is an exception. You're not that great at reading people, but you feel like your time with her is making you good at reading her, at least.>Let’s all go to Take!>Maybe Valerie should just see what she can do>Wish her luck, promise to do better on the next fishing attempt>Something else
>>1197536>>Let’s all go to Take!Time to go to the hood
>>1197536>"Whatever we have to do, I want to help out."
>>1197536>>Let’s all go to Take!
>>1197536>Maybe Valerie should just see what she can do, but if you want to go to Take I'll go with you!
>>1197536>Let’s all go to Take!ADVENTURE
>>1197536>>1197543Yeah, whatevWe Hana's pick.
>>1197536>Maybe Valerie could see what she could do. If she's offering Hana shouldnt feel that its imposing too much. Of course, she could always make it up to her laterQuick question Gobble - what else do we have to do on the Fisherman's list (the guy we got the rod from). Dont want any lingering debts to build up
>Let’s all go to Take!
>>1197536>Let’s all go to Take!Surely Hana can put an order in for new parts and cancel it if she finds something at Take? Least that way if there's nothing there she doesn't have to wait longer for the parts.
Why is shipping a problem? Surely anywhere equipped with the technology to transfer pokemon be able to do the same with machine parts? I'd definitely buy that the islands haven't been hooked up with those sweet underwater cables connecting to the mainland, assuming it can't be done via satellite.
>>1197536You nerd, Gobble.>Let’s all go to Take!
>>1197552[He told you he'd give you a list.]
>>1197580ah ok. Well since it looks like we're going to the Take. Lets get that list
>>1197536>Maybe Valerie should just see what she can do>Wish her luck, promise to do better on the next fishing attempt
>>1197536Also, tangentially relevant:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqU7W8LdRd4
>>1197572I'm pretty sure that's a pokeball exclusive thing. People still send letters via pelipper post instead of just zapping it.Although, thinking about it, there's really no reason you couldn't have a pokemon hold it and send them both.
>>1197621held item's weren't a thing in old pokemon quest, but this one sort of does at least? Which I find confusing to be honest, though if they are a thing then it's not a bad idea.
>>1197644I think that in third gen mail-as-held-item was an actual mechanic.
>>1197644Last quest was more competitive, and I assume it's easier to tighten up a matchup if you take held items out of the equation. Gobble already made it more abusable by removing the move limit, no reason to add even more shenanigans.This quest's more easygoing, so it feels like battle balance isn't quite so important.
>>1197644Somewhere out there in the world a Pidgey is struggling to hold onto a giant sack of electronic components while getting shoved back into a Pokeball.
“Let’s all go to Take!” You declare. “Umm, if that’s okay with everyone.”“My kind of place.” Laki puts her hands behind her head.“It’ll be an adventure.” Valerie says.“I’d love to see the other parts besides the temple.”Everyone turns to Hana.“Well, if everyone else wants to go...”“Going to Teotake, are ya?” The fisherman from the booth walks over. He looks a lot more hunched over when he’s not behind the little desk of his shack. “Good. You can get me a bolt of Ariados silk, then.”“Teotake?” You whisper to Laki.“Teotake is the island. Taki is the city.” SHe clarifies quietly.“Eh? Time to chat amongst yourselves, huh? Well, given how that hack Aisake teaches you to fish by just waiting around, it should be surprising.” He hands you the list. The bolt of silk is just one of a few items. He says he wants you to help his cousin on another island, fetch a rare gem you’re not sure where to get, and a whole lot of bamboo. Also to prepare a bunch of bait.“Save the bait for last. Still got plenty, despite youngsters just giving it out without catching anything.” He rolls his eyes and walks off. He stops and turns around to bow to Keira. “No offense meant, young priestess.”She giggles. “It’s okay. Go with blessings.” She makes a quick gesture to him before letting him be on his way.“So, does everyone want to ride in the yacht? We can leave tomorrow.”“Good idea.” Laki says. “It won’t take long by boat, and you don’t want to get there at night. Lots of rocks.”“Fabulous! Well, there’s room on the yacht, although someone might need to...share a bunk.” Her voice trails off as she slowly looks up at Laki.“I’m good. I’ll sleep on the beach tonight.” Laki’s response surprises Valerie.“I should go stay with the younger priestesses tonight.” Keira says. “High Priest Makai is probably up to his ears in questions. He’ll appreciate it if I distract them.”“How about you, Herb?” Valerie asks.>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch>You’ll sleep with Laki>You’ll catch up. You want to do some stuff first>Something else
>>1197659>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch>yatch
>>1197659>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch>Try to convince Laki, it'll be fun!
>>1197659>>>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatchMore bonding time with people we don't see as much. Also, possible truth-or-dare.
>>1197659>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch
>>1197659>>You’ll catch up. You want to do some stuff firstFood ingredient acquisition, we need more special ingredients for even greater meals!
>>1197659>You’ll sleep with Laki
>>1197659>>1197674This sounds good.
>>1197659>Sure, you'll sleep on the yatchIf Keira has to go back to the priestess, doesnt that mean there will be enough room? Laki should be able to fit.
>>1197659>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch>Try to convince Laki, it'll be fun!Also is Val the only girl who doesn't know Herb is a 'barbarian'?
no one wants to go looking for rare nocturnal herbs to cook with?
>>1197659>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch>“Teotake is the island. Taki is the city.” SHe clarifies quietly.>SHeI'll take any excuse for a butt Gobble.
>>1197694I think she's a mainlander like us>>1197695Do we know of any? Once we learn a bit more about the islands we can search for them. We have to return anyways.
>>1197659Adding the fact there is a bed for Laki to >>1197678
>>1197699I meant that she is the only girl who doesn't know what Herb is packing. Every girl has had an opportunity to see or feel it except her. Not that I'm pushing for it, I'm a strong Jane supporter
>>1197695I don't think herbs work like that? Like fennel doesn't hide underground during the day. If any ingredient would need to be harvested at night it'd be, like, lightning bugs, or other insects.>>1197698Also,>Taki>Not TakeThat's an additional butt.
>>1197708I'm ok with it as a harem fan including Jane but i do think you are right. Perhaps this needs to be rectified.
>>1197659>>Sure, you’ll sleep on the yatch>convince laki prolly wont win, but hey
>>1197723I wish we could go harem, they are all great but it's not what anons want and I'm also inclined to agree with them as all the girls are all amazing characters and I don't want the screen time for them to be reduced in favor of a harem. If I can't get Jane I will settle for Laki or Hana
>>1197736Hey, Gobble? Can we get an update about what each character thinks of Herb at the end of the thread tonight? We haven't had one of those in a while.
>>1197749[Yes, but you must draw a picture using /qst/'s draw feature. Doesn't matter how crappy it is.]
>>1197758There you go. Herb says something that gets Hana going, she tackles him and does lewd things to him offscreen.Val is watching bewildered.
>>1197783I may steal this to use in a horror game I'm running IRL. Just figured you would want to know it's being appreciated.
“The ship sounds nice.” You don’t mind roughing it, but the thought of a nice, soft bed really sounds great right now. Your journey has been pretty rough on your body. “And Laki, if Keira isn’t coming, that means you won’t have to share a bunk.”“That’s some inescapable logic you’ve got there, Soft Hands.” Laki tells you. “Alright. You pinched my underarm.”“That’s a old timey expression.” Hana tells you.“Old timey?”You say goodbye to Keira for now. She says she’ll be back in the morning.The four of you climb into the boat. You even have a chance to use the shower and get a fancy, fluffy towel. You maybe spend a little extra time in there, but Valerie tells you it’s no problem. You scrub down your pokemon too as an excuse to stay in longer. Nobody minds, except for maybe Mace, but even he enjoys being clean.“It springs up like that naturally?” Valerie asks when you come out.Hana’s arm spazzes. She gets it under control quickly.“My hair? Yeah. I wish it was easier to style.”“It suits you.” She says. “Well, sleep tight. Make yourself at home and feel free to grab any of the drinks in the cabin, except for alcohol in the bar, of course.”“Night!” Hana says. “And Herb, thanks.” Hana doesn’t wait for a response. She closes her door.Huh. You haven’t seen Laki. Maybe she already went to bed?You yawn.>Go to sleep. You have an adventure ahead of you.>Go to the cabin.>Try more healing on your pokemon>Do some studying. You’ve got a lot to learn if you want to compete>Something else
>>1197758Holy shit, I've never noticed that!
>>1197790>Go to the cabin.
>>1197758An attempt at spec-ops Bella (AKA bella wearing herbs goggles) in a sandstorm
>>1197790>Try more healing on your pokemon>Something else>Look up Kontote and their practices online while you have the chance
>>1197790>>Go to the cabin.You should peep on one of the girls, Herb. Who knows what they're doing behind closed doors?
>>1197790>Go to the cabin.Hanging out with Valerie, maybe?
>>1197790>Go to the cabin.>Try more healing on your pokemon
>Try more healing on your pokemon
>>1197790>Try more healing on your pokemon
>>1197784I do, thank you!>Go to the cabinM Y S T E R Y B O X
>>1197790>>Go to the cabin.>>Try more healing on your pokemonGive it a try.
>>1197758Never used this before; lets see if this works.
>>1197808[spoilers] Would Herb really do this? I mean dont get me wrong, totally willing to support but it feels a bit out of character for Herb at the moment. [/spoilers]
>>1197852I doubt it, but I'd like the thought to pop into his head before he pushes it down.
>>1197728Unrelated, but I think this might be my favorite Chicken-chan.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>1197868
>>1197852>Would Herb really do this?Not a chance in hell.>>1197868Rollan
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1197868
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>1197868
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>1197868Whoops
Yeah alright fuck it, lets avoid doing stuff that need rolls tonight.
>>1197873>>1197876>>1197881spooky dream time?>Dark Herb escapes and takes over Herb's body
>>1197790>Do some studying. You’ve got a lot to learn if you want to compete
>>1197893We were rolling for heals. All we did was jack and shit.
>>1197893herb acquires a yandere misdreavus stalker?
>>1197898This. The tank is just dry. Lets go to the cabin
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>1197868just to see what could have been
>>1197903At least I think it was for healing. I missed the vote due to passing out on the keyboard.>>1197904It is a trick, it would have been a 15.
>>1197898Even if we just screw around and hang out with them in the cabin that is fine.Unless, you know, our head explodes or something.
>>1197758The classic counts, right?
>>1197925[Sure! Only because it's so cool]
You decide to go to the cabin to practice healing your pokemon.“Soft Hands. You’re not going to bed?” You’re surprised to see Laki there. She’s looking out the window out at the stars over the sea.“I thought I’d try healing my pokemon.” You close your eyes and put your hands on Mace. You don’t feel any different. You try Dice, then Gobble.You don’t do much. You guess you’re just drained. A good night’s sleep will help your pokemon, but you still think the ones that fought in the gym battle won’t be fully healed even after that.“Impressive.” Laki looks back long enough to watch you droop over. “Hey, Soft Hands!”“Hmm? Sorry." You yawn, barely keeping your eyes open. "So tired.”She smiles down at you, then lifts you up with a grunt. “Tuckered out, huh? I guess you can get away without a massage tonight. Come on.” She starts carrying you down the hall.>Ask what’s on her mind>Ask her to help you get stronger>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)>Just thank her. Keep it simple. You’re pooped.>Something else
>>1197945>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)
>>1197945>Ask her to help you get stronger>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)
>>1197945>>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)C-cute.
>>1197945>>Just thank her. Keep it simple. You’re pooped.
>>1197945>>Ask what’s on her mindThis is a chance for char dev>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)after talking obviously.
>>1197945>>Ask what’s on her mindLet's just go for it
>>1197945>Ask what’s on her mind
>>1197945>Ask whats on her mind>Ask her to help you get stronger>Cuddle maybe get those deets
>>1197945>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)Herb is so non threatening he could probably get away with sleeping in the same bed as all the girls at the same time and no one would say anything
>>1197971until his barbarian side shows.
We're being princess carried! I may have squeed a bit.
>>1197971Then he'd wake up to all of them blushing and trying not to stare at his morning redwood
>>1197971well, he's slept with one so far...
>>1197984Laki during the drug trip counts too.
>>1197925Someone said best rock?>>1197945>Cuddle and let sleep take you (I’ll fill in her thoughts after)
5000 hours 4chan paint
>>1197945>Ask her to help you get stronger
>>1198009>this took long enough gobble came back from being kill
“Laki?” You mumble to the warm presence carrying you.“What’s up, Soft Hands?”“Can you help me get stronger?”“Yeah. I can do that. It’s easy. Well, not easy, but simple. Lots of people have opinions on the best way to train, but if you ask me, all it takes is pushing your muscles until they give out. Push until failure, then rinse and repeat. It takes effort though. But if you don’t really try your hardest, they don’t really fail. Make sense?”“Yeah.” You yawn. “That makes sense.”She hitches you up to get a better grip. You’re jolted back awake. You think you were only out for a second.“Laki?”“Yeah, Soft Hands?”“Are you okay? Is something on your mind?”“Nothing new is on my mind. I guess. I heard what you said to Hana about ability and choices. Pretty corny stuff.” You feel yourself gently lowered on a bed. Your shirt and pants are taken off. You’re too tired to care about it right now. That and you wear really stylish boxers that aren’t that different from your bathing suit. “Just got me thinking about the past.”“But you’re okay?” You can barely keep yourself from drifting off.“Fine. If you don’t really try, you can’t really fail, right?”You wake up the next morning to a gentle hum and rocking. You quickly get up and stub your toe on Mace. “Sorry.” You say as you hop over to your clothes to get dressed.“Herb! You missed it!” Valerie tells you. “There was a spirit.”Keira nods. “Yup! But it might come back.”“Might come back?” Valerie turns pale.Hana seems a little scared too, but she’s still eating her cereal. They explain they left port and let you sleep in. You should be arriving at Teotake soon.>Get some quick training done>Study!>Give Valerie another task to get less shy>Play with your pokemon. Everyone deserves some R&R>Something else
>>1198056>Get some quick training done
>>1198056>Ask about the spirit>Give Valerie another task to get less shy>Play with your pokemon. Everyone deserves some R&R
>>1198056>>Get some quick training doneTeach Gobble Recycle!
>>1198056>>Get some quick training doneI assume this is like, our own personal training.
>>1198056>Play with your pokemon. Everyone deserves some R&R
>>1198056>ask what kind of spirit>play with your pokemon
>>1198068Yeah, this. Why wouldn't we ask about the spirit?
>>1198056>Ask about the spirit>Get some quick training done
>>1198056>Give Valerie another task to get less shy>Play with your pokemon. Everyone deserves some R&RTruth or Dare would help with shyness.
“A spirit?”“A ghost pokemon.” Laki says after spitting into the sink. She puts her toothbrush down and gets more water to rinse her mouth.“Which one was it?”“I didn’t see. But it was screeching. I gave it directions to the next world, but I think it was just more interested in scaring people for now.”“Well, it worked.” Valerie says. “I couldn’t sleep alone last night.”“Me either.” Hana says.Laki stretches. “Yeah, well, don’t expect me to put up with you two every night. I like my space when I sleep.”No she doesn’t.You have some time yet. What sort of training are you going to do?>Personal training (pokemon can join, too)>Teach somebody a move>Really focus on someone’s specific stat>Focus on double battle teamwork>Something else
>>1198139>Teach somebody a move
>>1198139>Teach somebody a moveI pray Hana's Turtle can teach Dice to use Aqua Jet
>>1198139>Personal training (pokemon can join, too)Gotta show Laki we were serious
>>1198139>>Focus on double battle teamworkDO any pokemon give bad luck? We might have one following us.
>>1198139>>Personal training (pokemon can join, too)>>Really focus on someone’s specific statHave Gobble train strength with Herb
>>1198139>>Personal training (pokemon can join, too)>screeching OOOOH MISDREAVUS BOYS
>>1198139>Personal training (pokemon can join, too)Lift with Gobble
>>1198139>>Teach somebody a moveteach gobble recycle!
>>1198148 Absol was the bad luck pokemon since it appears before disasters but i dont remember any ghost with flat out bad luck
>>1198157This.....Can we try to lift Mace while he fires energy upwards to resist?
>>1198139>Personal training (pokemon can join, too)
>>1198155yea sounds like it was a misdreavus
>>1198155are they known for screeching?
>>1198175They're the 'Screech Pokemon'.
>>1198175They're classified as the Screech Pokemon and their descriptions specifically says "It likes playing mischievous tricks such as screaming and wailing to startle people at night."
>>1198175Yep, they go around wailing to scare people. Pretty harmless
>>1198167at 40lbs, I doubt he'd even need to use his jets if Herb's using him like a dumbbell. He could be pretty useful for weighted pullups too.Don't think we can use Gobble for anything, seeing how he probably outweighs Herb by 60 pounds
>>1198193*90 pounds>>1198186>>1198189>>1198191cool. Not my favorite ghostDrifloon represent, but they're pretty good aesthetically
>>1198199Right on. I'm a Litwick/Chandelure fan
>>1198199The not-floppy-hat sells it 100%.
>>1198203I stand by my brobeen with me since Pearl, hasn't let me down yet
>>1198199I just kinda dig the witch theme Aesthetically, Mismagius her evo also gets some neat rarely seen moves, like Magical leaf, lucky chant, mystical fire etc
>>1198217Same, Really like their aesthetic. Still the Mis line of ghosts is cool.
>>1198224could be useful, I'll go with the consensus, but i'm hoping we run into a flock of Drifloon>Mismagius have been known to cast spells to make people fall in love, so some people search for this Pokémon as if their life depended on it. this could be good for lewdbins and fixing Jane
>>1198149This is a fantastic idea. We can be like two old-timey strongmen.
>>1198237>fixing JaneMore like confirming her every suspicion by catching one.>>1198199I prefer Froslass but Misdreavus are pretty damn aesthetic. Would be happy either way.
>>1198139>>1198149I know I'm super late, just back home from work, but i support this vote. This would be super cool.Also do you guys think Laki slept in the same bed as us when Herb passed out or did she go back to her cabin?
>>1198252She slept with the scared girls.
I can totally imagine Gobble evolving on the boat during training and having the thing nearly tip over.
>>1198252I'm thinking it was leaning more towards her own cabin unless she stayed with Hana and Val due to the ghost
>>1198255Oh, that's pretty cute. We need a drawfag for that scene, amiright?
>>1198261The drawfags roam free.
“Laki, can we start training now?”“You were serious, huh? Alright. But no wussing out.”Valerie clasps her hands together. “Oh, are you going to be doing something like morning yoga? I miss my classes.”Laki smiles a little condescendingly. “Herb. Get Belladonna.”You ask Bella to come over. Laki tells you to lift her up and hold her out.“Okay, now what?”“That’s it. Hold her there.”“For how long?” She doesn't weigh much. This should be easy.“Until you can’t anymore. Not until you don’t feel like it, but until you can’t.” She leans to Bella. “If Herb puts you down before I say so, hit him with a Pin Missile, okay?”Bella cheers an affirmative.“Laki!”“Kidding, kidding.” She leans to Bella and winks. “Not kidding.”It gets really hard after a while. You keep it up as hard as you can though. Gobble joins you, doing the same thing Laki’s Meowth. It threatens him with claws but ultimately decides to go with it as the sunlight makes it comfortable and sleepy.Hana says nothing. She just watches and eats her cereal. Valerie gives you a thumbs up before talking to her pokemon about their next contest.“Exercise is good for spiritual energy.” Keira tells you. “A strong body and mind compliment each other.”“Does that mean you want to train too? After this, Herb is moving on to Dice.”Your arms shake and sweat runs down your face. How many minutes has it been? Laki flicks your sagging arm.Keira shies away. “Well, you know. I have to keep an eye out for more spirits...”Laki smiles again. She looks like she's really in her element. She turns back to you. "Today is a warmup. It's going to get a lot harder. I hope you're willing to commit."Your arms are so upset with you right now. They're letting Bella droop.She flashes a small Pin Missile and an evil grin. You raise her back up.[That’s it for tonight. Threads on Saturday and Sunday]
>>1198259big as he would get, it wouldn't do much to a ship the size of Val's yacht. I don't have any schematics, but it sounds like a superyacht, given that it has 4 large individual cabins, and she's rich af. >>1198260I though she stayed with Herb, given he though>No she doesn’t.
>>1198275Thanks for running!
>>1198275Thanks for runninh, Gobble. Looking forward to the next thread. I'm hoping we can get some alone time with Hana and Valerie soon.
>>1198275Okay, I'll be the first one to say it, all the scenes today were amazing. Thanks gobble, have a great night
>>1198278*thought>>1198275thanks for running Gobble
>>1198275Thanks for running, Gobble. Sorry I missed most of it. Can't wait till next session!
>>1198275>No squatsThanks for running, Gobble!
>>1198282>>1198283[Thanks for coming. I'll post an update on everyone's thought's in a bit.]
>>1198275Thanks for running Gobble
>>1198295Oh, man. I forgot about that. Character inner thoughts hype!
>>1198275Did you like all the quality art gobs?
>>1198292it would be very hard for Herb to do Leg Day, considering his pokemon go from 5lbs, 20lbs, 40lbs, then 230lbsBest thing he could do would have Keira or Val sit on his shoulders for squats and work up the waifu weight list from there>>1198275actually, now I'm curious, what's Val's yacht look like? How many crew members are there, what kind of toys(jetskis, hottub, ect) does it have, and so on
>>1198307[Loved it! I save every drawing people post, and that made me so happy, adding those in.]
>>1198320Crew? Nigga I bet it's a self driving yacht! This is Pokemon we got cyborgs and fucking portals to other dimensions, son.
>>1198320>Best thing he could do would have Keira or Val sit on his shoulders for squats and work up the waifu weight list from thereAll of the mons sans Gobble would be a decent start and we could pile on the other's mons, too, in order to adjust. Gals wouldn't be too much more than that.
>>1198327even without a captain, they're gonna need someone working in the engine room. I can't really see Val in coveralls fixing a cracked head in a 130 degree room. Plus a cook and other assorted jobs
>>1198346Hmm, that is a good point. I just prefer to imagine them on the ship by themselves, maybe they have a robot that fixes and prepares foodstuff? I get the impression that Val's dad is like maximum rich.
Thanks for running Gobble, wanted to ask which of Herbs pokemon do you like writing best.
>>1198354Wow! Science really is amazing!
>>1198364Indeed it is, indeed it is.
>>1198354I think it would be nice to see a normal crew, even if we don't interact with them a lot. Learning how to make really good omelets from the cook, getting a lesson on the constellations, ect. Maybe not the constellation one, that would be a nice way to get some info on the native culture from one of the girls, as well as being pretty romantic
Keira: I hope Herb returns to trusting me soon. He seems fine now, but I don’t want to push it. I don’t mind paying your penance. I got in plenty of trouble as an acolyte, but I hate the uncertainty when it comes to people. There are no rules or dogma to follow. Should I talk to him about it? Maybe I should try hugging him or something to see how he reacts. Mainlanders seem to think where you touch over clothes matters a lot instead of skin to skin contact, so I should be careful. I saw how Valerie jumped when Laki pinched her bottom even though she’s wearing shorts.I wish he saw me handle that spirit. That’s what I’m great at.Valerie: I’m glad Herb and I are pushing each other. I’d have no idea he was shy if he didn’t tell me. He did that dinner for everyone, he always seems to make friends wherever he goes. I guess a friendly attitude and a disarming smile goes a long way. I wonder what we’re going to do next? Oh, I can’t believe the talk I had with Hana. But it turned out well. She really opened up and the two of you are much closer now.I wonder if Herb has any idea what his dare led to.Hana: I touched it I touched it I touched it! With my face! Through pants, yes, but that counts to mainlanders, right? Did he notice? How could he not? Does he care? He’s probably fed up with me being so high maintenance. I can’t wait to be able to get the parts and find a way to go anywhere. Once I stop being a burden on everyone, I can start earning their respect. I’m sure not doing it with my training skills.I can’t believe the conversation I had with Valerie. Her confidence is amazing.I hate hate hate hate hate that my stupid body became the center of attention like that. I don't want to be defined by it. I just want to curl up and go into a cave with food and movies and never leave again. But I can't do that now. Not with my pokemon and everyone here with me.And my promise. I can do it. I just need to stop messing things up so much. I'm going to get it together, and prove to Herb, and myself, that I'm a real adventuring trainer, just like everyone else.Jane: What’s his deal? He has to know about what happened to me before. That’s the only reason he’s specifically invite me to coffee, right? How did he figure it out? Did he talk to mom or dad? I asked them but neither knew anything about any John or Herb. He’d use a pseudonym, of course.Am I being crazy?No. John is just someone I can’t afford to lower my guard with. Not that I can do that with anybody. Maybe I’ll learn something over our coffee date.APPOINTMENT! Not date. And I’m going to win it.(continued)
>>1198459That face when Jane is the first girl to get a real date with Herb.
>>1198459Polu: I hope Herb’s doing well. He’s got some guts, but one of these days he’s going to get himself into more trouble than his good luck can handle. That bone should keep him safe if he remembers to use it though. I really hope I didn't make a mistake trusting him with it.I need to stop worrying about others and worry about myself. My sister is fine, my family is fine, and my new friends are fine. I’m going to blow their minds when I show them the results of our training. It’ll be their turn to catch up to me.It's going to be radical.Laki: Well, Herb definitely lives up to that quote of his. He’s trying his best, at least for now. He’s been a bit slack on his training, in my opinion, but I guess with everything going on I can overlook that. It’s not like I can judge anyone on not trying.Gah. Why’d he have to go and do that? Make me want to do things? Care what people think?Whatever. I’ll just help him out as long as it’s fun.Speaking of fun, I’ve got to tease him some more. I might not have the guts to do that with people that actually have experience, but Herb (and Valerie) let me feel like I know what I’m doing.Yeah. This is better than my plan to get back at Jane by training to beat her in a battle. No way am I going to let myself get humiliated like that again. Losing was bad enough, but the things she said cut way too deep. I’m just going to push Herb, take it easy, and enjoy the comfiness of looking like a cool older girl to him and Valerie. There's something approachable about both of them that makes it easy.I wonder how far I can go before it gets scary? I wonder how far he'll let me?
>>1198470Not to say that Jane isn't a cutie, just seems so unexpected.
>>1198472Aww, those Laki thoughts though. Seems like Laki might finally be coming around. We still got some major hurdles, but things are heating up. Time for some high impact character development.
>>1198459>I wonder if Herb has any idea what his dare led to.My, my Valerie what have you been up to?Loving all this Gobble. Gives a bit of insight but leaves more questions
>>1198459>>1198472As someone who liked the cast of last quest, these characters are all significantly better. I like every single one of them.
>>1198507Agreed, I like this cast a lot. It's actually sorta a problem since i want romance, but I have no idea with who it's going to be. The Herb Bowl is going to be brutal cause I feel like Herb being so friendly is going to get one of the other girls hurt if he goes too long without actually going out with a specific girl. I've seen it happen before.
>>1198459>>1198507Poor Keira. She still doesn't seem to understand our boundaries, but damn if she isn't trying.Valerie's actually doing pretty well. Good on her.Hana should know how proud of her we are for her persistence. She does know a thing or two about our 'pride' now, after all.Jane can't seem to let her guard down at all. That must be exhausting.Polu's doing well too, which is nice. It sounds like he has some things going on we don't know about. I'm sure he'll be elated when he eventually kicks our ass.Laki's getting a bit of her groove back. Wonder what'd happen if we told her to back down from her advances, and when we did we told her "Hey, well at least YOU asked."I'm also a bit concerned about what Jane said to her. In Jane's mind, she's returning fire, but Laki has no idea. That's gotta be tough.>>1198522Herb Bowl was always going to be brutal, what with such a big prize. We can only hope that whoever wins will respect his decision to remain pure until marriage.
>>1198522Hana's the one who seems to have the most obvious crush so far, and she also seems to be the one who's crushing the hardest. Fortunately, I like her the best, so I say we try and get closer to her.Valerie is a closer second than I'd thought she'd ever be, though, so more cute stuff with her is also welcome. Jane is growing on me a little too.
>>1198544The Herb bowl is large enough for everyone to have a serving and seconds, and thirds, and however much they could possibly want.
>>1198597The Herb bowl could feed the islands for a month, people and pokemon.
All these route options got me thinking. If you were a VN option, what would your route be? What's your secret baggage/ fetish appeal/ favorite gift? Any other details?I'm a defeatist, I'm kind of hairy and fairly tall, and I collect rocks. My bad end would probably have me quit school and retreat into myself, working enough to eat and pay utilities, and just putz about on the internet until I'm old.
>>1198762I'm musclefat, which is actually just fine for me. It's the sort of body I think looks best for me, and I'm happy with how I am.I'm a vanillafag at heart, and the best thing about sex is knowing your partner is enjoying it just as much as you are, and that they love you a whole lot. That said, light bdsm can be fun, and I tend to take on a submissive role whenever that's on the table. The stereotype of enjoying the contrast when compared to being I'm charge and assertive outside the bedroom is true in my case, though due to my vanillafag tendencies, gentle femdom is better for me than anything too crazy.As for what sort of route I'd be, I have no idea what sort of archetype I could even assign myself. I had a nasty breakup a few years ago with a girl who I thought was wonderful, but who turned out to be genuinely emotionally abusive, and I haven't seen anyone seriously since. I guess my route would involve me finding someone I felt comfortable opening up to again.
>>1198762we have very different idea's of a bad end pizza man.
>>1198762Baggage: Low self esteem, no real practice making friends.fetish appeal: I don't think I have anything like that....people don't give me gifts anymore cause I don't know what I want. Cash is ok I guess.At least i'm easily entertained so I just need to find something to distract myself with to not wallow in despair. Mecha stuff currently as well as video games and books as staple entertainments. Family used to try getting such things as gifts but I inevitably already had what they got me.Bad? end: successful suicide attempt, technically I only have one half-assed attempt under my belt but I'm sure something will come along that will make ending things really appealing again. I'm basically already living your "bad end" and am thankful i've got it this nice, it can always get worse.i've seen therapists and tried meds, this is normal for me and I don't have some traumatic event to excuse my being the way I am.
>>1198056Considering how low we rolled, this went well, what would a good roll have lead to? I'm worried if we actually ever confront laki about her problems, with how low her self esteem clearly is, she'll break down to tears at how pathetic she feels
>>1198787I don't want any of the girls to cry, it'll make me cry too
>>1198788maybe she has to cry before she can move past her mistakes and grow? She seems like she is using this cool punk act of hers as a kind of defense mechanism to avoid dealing with things and it probably isn't healthy, and stunting to development.
>>1198792True, I wonder what she's actually like without over compensating. I'm interested to see how the group would react if laki was confronted by someone who isn't a naive pushover, would she leave? Try to act tough and get torn apart? Would the group think less of her? I already feel bad for her, I'm glad we're resolved to helping her out of this funk. unsure on herb bowl I think I'd be happy with literally all, although imo val would be the best match for him, jane and laki seem way more interesting, and kieras my favourite
>>1198762Hmmm, interesting question. I'm a former /fit/ guy who lost most of his muscle after college and getting a job. My fetishes are pretty personal, but I'm a switch who enjoys muscled bodies and large tits which is one reason I like Laki so much. I guess my real issues involve my lack of drive, the "you can't fail if you don't try" thing really speaks to me as a person, because I've been there. My bad end would just be not doing anything until I died of whatever killed me, just kind of drifting through life, never committing to anything.
>>1198762>If you were a VN option, what would your route be? What's your secret baggage/ fetish appeal/ favorite gift? Any other details?So my route would probably be the trap route (not the trap you are thinking) basically you trip my flags I'd be actively be pursuing you. Would be problematic if you were going for someone else. Baggage: edgy backstory, abusive mother, broken home, poor socioeconomic background. Still supports my drunk of a mother though no longer live with her. Crazy, but nice roommates. Super busy with work and school, so would find you during my free time.Fetish Appeal: gamer appeal, comics nerd appeal, sorta handsome but very approachable. Dress poorly, but clean up for dates, so possible gap Moe appeal there. Still a virgin, but in mid 20s so some people are into that. Friendly, loud, and a motor mouth when excited otherwise very calm and laid back. Kuuderre appeal because of mostly level headed and calm demeanor.Favorite gift: Food any child would like ie pizza, chicken nuggets, Mac n cheese, etc. Gaming objects, video games, board games, card games, basically anything that's a game other than sports stuff. Comic book nerd items. Movie nerd items. Misc: Pretty secret lewd like Hana. Different body issues from her though, just to skinny and into working out at all, but decently tall. Hana is probably the most like me, but I have pretty alright social skills. I definitely hide my power level except for nerdy t-shirts.
>>1198800That's exactly what Jane is like to Laki. It hurts Laki the stuff that Jane says, but she tries to hide it the best she can. Sounds like Laki wants to become a stronger trainer to get payback from Jane. So we'll see as Jane pushes Laki more if Laki crumbles under the pressure.
>>1199444We need to stick around if there's another Jane/Laki fight. If Jane gets personal we need to lay down what's acceptable behavior. Tell her that just because her hero fell short of her expectations doesn't mean she should lash out.Also, I wonder if I made my VN question too negative? What would your good end look like? I'd like to buy my childhood home and raise a family.
>>1199462Becoming wealthy enough to just live on investments and raising a family in a Hobbiton style village. The running joke in my college's /tg/ group is that we'll all retire to a commune to farm and play Pathfinder. Got a whole plan on what we'll build on it>>1199016>"you can't fail if you don't try"I hope that Laki says something to this effect to Herb during a heart to heart, so he can point out that you can't succeed either
>>1199462my good end is pretty much your bad end, and I have most of it already. If I could find more quests I like or some other form of stories so that the time I was not having fun was minimized then it would be perfect. Not living your grand dreams must suck, but never having them in the first place is pretty great.
>>1199519Literally her whole /fit/ philosophy is improvement through repeated failure. If there's any good counterpoint to use, I think it's that.>>1199590>>1198783I'm glad to hear you guys are living your good ends! I don't do well alone though, and I'd probably stagnate, sleep 12 hours a day and barely eat. Or maybe I'd find purpose in hobbies. I can't really know for certain.
>>1197758I'm a total lurker, but I just had to draw best rock listening to some tunes with his face-ear.
>>1199725The vibrations on his butt are very calming.
>>1199725My sides are in orbit
>>1199462My good end is I finish school, get my degree in computer science and get a job making games. Bad end is basically dropping out of school and working at Starbucks for the rest of my days.I like to think I'd make a good waifu.
>>1199725Saved. You are a hero.
>>1199796>computer science degree>for making gamesWhat kind of games would you one day like to make/work on?
I bet Hana would be a great movie maker. We need to run into a Pokemon film contest or something to get a chance to bring it up.She'd probably make a fun Godzilla/Gamera-esque toku movie.It could also lead into helping easy Laki's worries by having her make films based on and about island legends and culture to help preserve it.
>>1200002Honestly, I hear it's pretty hard to get into the industry at all. I be psyched to get a job in general. I'm the same anon. I'd might have changed cause on wifi now.I personally love RPGs, adventure games, and any kind of game that have narratives. So working on those sorts of games would be amazing.
>>1200128I ask because that's not the kind of thing you need to wait years and a degree to get into. Plenty of indy teams are making big patreon bucks off of adult games or ideas they ran wild with. None of us are realistically going to jump into AAA game production without a ton of experience and connections, either.If it's something you really want to do, just do it. Grab Unity or Unreal and start following tutorials. If you already have programming experience you can be shitting out content in a few weeks. Once you're far enough see if people would like to join in on your project(s). It's very possible to make moolah off of that if you go hard enough.That's different from a minimum wage starting position OFC. Different kind of grind. Point is, you have options.
>>1200220Good advice. I know it's not the most efficient path, but I've always wanted to go to college. I'd be the first in my family to get a Bachelor's degree. I'm also sorta am afriad I won't cut it in games, so I wanted to have skills I could find a wide variety of work with.
>>1200280>I'm also sorta am afriad I won't cut it in games, so I wanted to have skills I could find a wide variety of work with.If you go hard enough on anything you will rock at it. People don't wake up being excellent at something randomly one day. Degree-less family I can understand, and having one definitely does make you more marketable. It really comes down to what you want to do and how soon.Best of luck with whatever you do, either way.
Is it just me, or are there a lot more namefags floating around /qst/ recently?
>>1200904We all have ids, there is virtually no difference between namefags and the general poster.
>>1200904>>1200920NOW WHERE DO I SEND MY UNEARNED HATRED?
>>1200994people who vote differently than you
>>1200994Inwardly, like the rest of us.
>>1200994The waifu wars are never-ending. We could always use more soldiers.
>>1200994the people that like different waifus
>>1200031The movie making was the one part of BW2 that I wish we got to do again, and the idea of Gobble as a chubby sentai hero is too powerful to pass up. We should do it.
>>1200920>virtually no difference>he hasn't noticed the difference yetWell, whatever.>>1201055It's an unpopular opinion, but I really did love the shitty B-movies that you could star in.I was about to say that it's probably not going to happen, but come to think of it a tropical climate is probably pretty desirable for certain types of movies, so I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least a tiny agency that arranged tropical scenes for mainland directors to shoot on.
>>1200920id's change per thread, so even though they can stop samefagging effectively a lot of people problems with namefags are eliminated, mostly that with an identity the content of your post often times ends up meaning less then who it was that said it, something people tend to dislike on a largely anonymous imageboard.personally I don't give a fuck, but that is the issue some people are probably concerned with.
>>1201290There is no proof that the namefag is the same person, so their name is still meaningless. It's not like anyone else is using a trip in the thread. No reason to get bent out of shape about it regardless. I say let people do what they want. I pretty much agree, I just don't give any fucks.
>>1201316the trips really don't come into it, nobody thinks that anyone is not who they say they are because honestly who really give a fuck; nobody is that important except the QM. But take archivebro for example, he has been in pokemon quest for pretty much forever so if he says something then people are more likely to agree to it if he normally has good ideas.But see alot of anonymous folks do not like that, as they strongly believe that all posts should be judged equally on the merit of what they say instead of who it was that said them which tends to mean namefags make them angry.
>>1201355Interesting, I still don't think it's anything to be upset over, but I can understand why someone might be. People can do what they want ultimately, so I really have no stake in the argument.
>>1201316Right, I guess I have to explain it. Namefags and tripfags are notoriously thirsty for attention and validation, and will often become personally invested in arguments because they view it as, among other things, an attack on the identity they've developed. Obviously, not all name/tripfags behave this way, but such a substantial majority of them either do or eventually come to do so that the reputation is commonly seen as deserved among older posters.
>>1201397I mostly have the same viewpoint, I just find it interesting as well and wanted to make sure you understood.
>>1201401>>1201413Thank you, Anons. I enjoy your candor. I feel like people in Gobble's quest tend to pretty decent or at the least have decent tastes in quests. Haha
>>1201429All fun an games until someone loses an eye.
>>1201445But that's when the fun really starts, my Anons.
>>1201445You really think Gobble would do that?Just permanently maim one of the characters because we rolled badly? :^)Herb's luck won't last forever if we keep befriending everything that wants to kill us. Of course, that's why we love him.
>>1201445that brings up an interesting point, I've read Gobbles quests quiet a few times and I've gotten to know their style quite well. Gobble is a really fun QM until you fuck up really badly and could have prevented it, then they generally fuck with you badly just so that it does not fuck up the tension of important rolls in the future. Gobble is fun and lewd and all these things that make it easy to forget they are a QM that would make you roll to see how crippled your pokemon permanently becomes if you fuck up badly enough.But that was the old quest, to get to the point I expected that part when we fucked up in the gym battle to go much much worse because by all rights and gobbles old way of QM'in that was the sort of situation we should really not have gotten away with. It's made me start to think that maybe because the tone of this quest is a lot lighter gobble does not intend to be so unforgiving and that maybe the players can get away with more but if that is a good thing or a bad thing I have no idea.
>>1201355God it's weird being mentioned in conversations here. I think one anon brought up that they hadn't seen me a while when I jumped in at the end of pokemon quest after vanishing for a while, and that was jarring as fuck.Somewhat along the lines of >>1201401, I wanted people to be able to have a general idea of who they were hurling praise/abuse at. It was an identity thing, and I don't really mind that most people are anons or some might slight me for it. I'll do my thing, they'll do theirs, and we'll all quest together if the QM is kind.I also spent years on the archives before ever posting on the boards, so, y'know. There's where the name came from.
>>1201515I think for now it is because these are still gym battles. Last time the Pokemon maiming mostly happened at the E4 stages because these are Pokemon at their near or max potential giving all they had and sometimes even more.
>>1201501nah, that already happened before we met Hana
>>1201534you could have a point and Gobble might just be getting in the mood of the story, though the eye fiasco indicates that it is probably more of a style then it is plot based.>>1201528no intention to slight you archivebro, you were just a convenient namefag to use as an example that happened to have been here forever.
>>1201501Our luck already ran out pretty hard against the Raichu. The only reason we didn't get super fucked up was because they aren't carnivorous species.>>1201555I think it is both. In some situations things are gonna be more dangerous, regardless of when it takes place. As the plot goes on you usually just get those times of danger more often.
>>1201555S'all cool. I think I was the only namefag in these threads for a while until pizzanon rolled around, so I'm definitely a convenient example.As a general question to everyone since my memory is a bit hazy, was there any point prior to the eye episode where we well and truly fucked up? I remember being shocked at the suddenness of it, but maybe that's just because I'd gotten complacent from all the times we had avoided getting into real trouble with our actions and rolls.
>>1199725[I love it. Seriously, thank you.]
>>1201560I'm slightly disappointed Herb didn't get a cool lightning scar from it.
>>1201586I think when Devon got that permanent scar was like the first time I can remember our decisions to push our Mons had a real impactful consequence.
>>1201593Every thread so you don't forget>>1201609Me too
>>1201586>>1201615ah right the Devon incident, but as we rolled well to avoid permeate damage nobody freaked out.I've noticed since the eye incident Gobble has been very explicit about when something is dangerous, though as anons almost always picked the danger option anyway thinking that they could beat the odds it really did not change much.
>>1201631Just imagine if it when the other way and Devon lost a leg, shit would have been real.
>>1201638If Devon had lost a leg, Robin might might have kept her eye.
>>1201638that shit would have been soul crushing.
>>1201642Not to mention we might have gotten a cool robot leg for Devon. Ahh, what could have been.
>>1201631I really do hope we start being at least slightly more cautious with angry wild Pokemon. Not just for Herb's sake, but think about it. All the friends and how close he is.Herb won't be the one getting hurt, it will be the person or Pokemon that takes the hit for him.
>>1201642nah anons would still do dangerous shit, the fact that they continued to do dangerous shit after Robins eye with very clear indicators that the decision could go horribly wrong is proof enough of that. In every reality Robin loses that eye.
>>1201647>just keeps happening until Devon becomes Rex
>>1201648We are really gonna ending developing that healing magic, amiright?
>>1201661We would probably need to start rolling well on healing to do that. None of our attempts since getting healing powers have been spectacular.
>>1201661Focusing on it would be Herb's means of taking responsibility for his risky behaviors.I like it.
>>1201661>>1201672And when words spread Herb has to tell the sick and crippled coming to him he can't heal everything
My my, y'all are busy tonight
>>1201670Growth is all about the accumulation of little improvements. I'm sure we'll be fine.
>>1201681Post thread discussion is pretty fun for this quest. When I did the archive binge last quest I never realized it.
>>1200904I phonepost, so my id changes a lot. People seemed okay with archivebro so I decided this would help with following conversations, and to avoid looking like I'm cheating when the reason my Id has one post is because I walked 50 feet.
>>1201691the change to /qst/ definitely helps post thread discussion. One thread will last a week, with someone being there to respond at almost any time
>>1201678Like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL-3JFornNA
>>1201691Yeah, I really enjoy the players for Gobble's quest. We've got a good vibe going on. I'm really glad it's this way and i think Gobble is mostly to blame for it.
>>1201681got nothing else to do till Gobble sets me up with my next fix, or it could be another QM but there are very very few I like and Gobble is by far the fastest.
>>1201682True, but when we fuck up we really do fuck up.Still, we'll be getting plenty of practice. Maybe if we focused on exploring for a bit we might be able to make a daily habit of keeping our pokemon out of their balls and heal them at the end of every day as training.>>1201691It's a definitely a different feeling, right? Strategizing is the most fun, but I can't do it as much in this quest since I'm too unfamiliar with the source material nowadays.>>1201707This is why I'm here for now and not spread out on the other quests I used to follow. This quest is cozy enough that I don't have to expend energy unless I want to, and I value that deeply by the end of the day.
>>1201703If healing can get that strong then sure.>>1201723The quest makes me happy I can use my autistic Pokemon knowledge to help others.
>>1201703Hopefully Loanah's healthcare system is more robust than ancient Rome's.I've shilled for it before, but I have to ask, how widely practiced are the aura massages Jeneane gave last quest? Because those were the coolest, and I feel they'd fit Herb's M.O. to a T.
>>1201736Maybe we can just reinvent the wheel here. He use aura to heal and we give massages. Not really far off here.
>>1201501If/when we get killed Gobble can just focus on smutbins and making those VN's.
>>1201747Herb cannot die, Anon. Herb lives inside of all of us.
>>1201754Herb can't be inside me, anon. He's too big to fit in there!
>>1201756Oh, don't worry. Herb is gentle, kind, and smart. He can find his way into all of us.
>>1201739I can see that happening, but I think seeking tutorship for our aura powers would be fun too.>>1201747If we get killed we get to play as Herb the Phantump, I assume. Or as Fug, who now needs to convince Giratina to put that pawn's soul back where he got it.
>>1201754>Herb cannot dieThat definitely seems like the sentiment so far. SO FAR.>>1201756>>1201764>George Takei face
>>1201739>>1201766Last I checked, it was still unclear whether Herb's powers were aura, psychic, or something else entirely.
>>1201766more likely the perspective would just switch to whoever wins the waifu wars, at least temporally. I remember Gobble saying that if Kat had successfully an hero'd to save Robin during the eye thing she would have entered a coma and we would take over as Robin trying to save her.
>>1201785Herb's powers are aura. I'm pretty sure that's what Keira said when Herb freaked out about actually having them.
>>1201766I sure can't wait to try and help trainers cook at the campfire, only to be attacked by their Pokemon and chased off.
>>1201791Honestly, I'd really like Herb to be incapacitated or occupied just for the chance to do that. I think I'd most like to play as our older sister, who now needs to protect us from these hooligan kids that let our little brother hurt. Or maybe we'd play as Gobbs, who needs to lead our team to bring Herb's unconscious body to safety.
>>1201793>Guys, you're using all the wrong spices.>Don't just turn the meat over whenever you feel like it, it won't brown evenly if you do that>If the rice stops steaming, you've left it to boil for too long.>I wish I knew how to grab things so I could show you how to cook, but I haven't figured that out yet.>I wish you could hear what I'm saying. It's lonely talking to yourself so much.
>>1201838>Why do I have to have Frisk? Why couldn't it be Harvest?>Where am I?>How long have I been here?>Who are these people? Why do I feel drawn to them?But seriously, that'd probably fuck Keira up if she had to direct us to the beyond.
>>1201290Tripfags that use trips barring a specific, needed use (IE, we need to be able to recognize Gobble, obviously.) generally completely misunderstand the entire point of an anonymous format.One of the main draws of 4chan is that because you're anonymous you essentially have freedom from ego. It doesn't matter who someone is, they could be celebrities or random peasant chucklefucks, it doesn't matter; their posts are considered on an equal basis and are weighed by their content, not the notoriety of the people who wrote it.That's a main point of brotherhood and solidarity around here, even. We're all united in ultimately not being self-gratifying fuckheads due to the fact that it's essentially impossible to gain any long-term personal benefit from what we say.When someone uses a trip for just general posting, what they're signalling is "I want to accrue an identity, because I want to stand out from the crowd and have notoriety. I'm concerned with my self-image, and believe that if I cultivate an image here I should get special attention and consideration. I need people to know who they're talking to because I literally cannot stand the idea that I have to reestablish myself every thread because I don't stand out and have a reputation. I have an innate need to feed my ego."Which makes sense in other places, but not here where the culture is actively hostile to that kind of selfish attitude. Here it's understood that when you name yourself, you're essentially making it a FACT that your every word is going to be pandering in nature: To yourself, and to others in order to increase your esteem. This is something you can see on reddit all the time, and why they're infamous for circle-jerking; because they're all named and there is a voting system, they all have a reputation to establish and people will be more favorable towards them if they validate their egos as well. Therefore, posts often need to start out with shit like "Even though most people here are significantly more intelligent than normal-" in order to rake in a positive reaction. I'm not saying these people do it by design, but the super-structural impact of their system means it's that kind of person who is going to worm their way to the top.People on 4chan are ACTIVELY hostile to that kind of thing, though. The structure here is set up specifically to guard against that. SPECIFICALLY. So when someone just does it anyway, people are going to have a negative reaction and infer that the person doing it is a gigantic cunt.Tripfags are rare here because people usually get inculcated into understanding that it's not really acceptable here pretty fast, so when one DOES crop up they're generally an *especially* attention-whore-y and autistic variety by virtue of the fact that pretty much everyone else would have been dissuaded from doing that. The stereotype about their cunty attitudes crops up from that fact, it's not just made up as an insult.They're just contemptible people
>>1202081Interesting, would you say that these reason are also why namefags catch flack here on 4chan?
>>1202089Namefags aren't as bad because they are fine with people trolling them by taking their name.
>>1202089Well, I was using Tripfag as a catch all term because I literally ran out of characters.I could have typed an entire fucking essay about this shit, but I was trying to fit all the main points into one post because this isn't the place for this topic.
>>1202081well you're not wrong, for the most part at least. There are always exceptions as to why some people might choose to be namefags outside of that though. But I would probably say that is a fairly in depth explanation of the root of the hostility from what I have seen over the years.In the end it really doesn't matter though, everyone here is a weeaboo anywaypic related
>>1202117I dont know why but I couldnt stop laughing, good pic.
Is there a rough schedule for this quest, or is it jus random and I should follow on Twitter? Love this quest
>>1202317Follow twitter, but Gobble usually runs around the same hours. Most of the time it is on weekends, but at the end of threads they give an estimate on when they can next run.
>>1202081I agree with a lot of this, but some tripfags are okay, as it can lend credibility to their posts. Gropey and Hungarian LARPfag are some of the only tripfags that are the exception. Both are very knowledgeable about weapons and armor, and tend to have good info.
>>1202909All of these attractive, barely clothed women and who's Ash looking at? His mother. What's up with this guy?
>>1203041>imply Delia isn't hot affull pleb
>>1203093I want to note that the line beneath her skirt is her ass, pls no ban mods
>>1203093I do accept that she is in fact hot. Still, I've got... moralic barriers holding me back. Weird. I've been on 4chan for years.
>>1203410that's some rookie shit anonyou gotta break down those barriers
>>1203041Yeah, there's a lot messed up about this picture if you give it more thought than absolutely necessary. Age is pretty ambiguous in porn or pokemon alone, so let's give the benefit of the doubt and say it's not weird that Ash or Misty are there. But Bonnie goes too far for me. Latias passes the jack harkness test, so she's fine. But it is weird that Lillie and Lusamine are both there. And is this an open romantic relationship, or just a sex thing? Because if it's the former, there's no chance every single one of them are okay with that, if it's the latter, there's no way there's enough of Ash to go around. Either way Deliah shouldn't be there. And wasn't Malva in team Flare? Is it weird how much institutional power is present between the two champions, legendary pokemon, and numerous gym leaders? Don't they all normally live across the world? Who is taking this photo? Why? If they're not posing for a photo, what is everyone (namely Willow) looking at? Where even are they? Overall, it doesn't really cater to my fetishes.
>>1203871are you honestly over analyzing the lewds?I think that you may have a problem son.
>>1203972no anon, we need to embrace this and post even more improbable lewds
>>1204003or something worse
>>1203972Ive got plenty of problems, thankyouverymuch.>>1204003I'd love to review more softcore porn, but that says file deleted. Let me tell you, some of the best art I've seen has been nested in the shittiest, most tone-deaf story I've ever seen. It's like every time I'm horny I have to spin a wheel to see if I'll also be depressed.
>>1204040had to fix the censor
>>1204040guess I shouldn't judge, I do the same shit just not with lewd pictures. My only worry was if your brand of crazy was actively stopping you from enjoying them then that was a fairly serious problem that you should address.
Gobble I summon you. Start running soon pls we miss you
>>1204070Super comfy. Great image. Out-of-focus background really gives an impression of depth and makes Moon pop out. Sand, sunlight, and soft towel all look super inviting. Moon herself is easily recognizable, her pose shows off her assets well without looking unnatural, and her smile invites me to stay. It's obvious that she's nude sunbathing on a beach in alola, and turning to give us her attention. Her hair and skin have a healthy shine to them which makes them look even softer. Face is a little angular though. Artist signature is easy to find and legible without being intrusive. Even the censor bars are in good fun. Makes me happy, like she and I could fuck right there or just relax in the sun together and it wouldn't matter which. Welcome to Alola/10.>>1204092Everyone's got their own boner killers. One of mine happens to be absurd power fantasies.
>>1204142the way your mind works is fascinating to me.
>>1204168Thanks!(?)If it encourages more people to post their favorite pokebutts, I'll keep doing this until work.
>>1204329:Dyou just made my day Gobble, was not expecting a thread.
Yar Har Fiddley-Deehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice cheat sheet: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gLewdbins:http://pastebin.com/jiYuBSmFhttp://pastebin.com/yr3PkstGhttp://pastebin.com/BZH3pVBWGeneral 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 involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. 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, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Totodile)Badges: 2
>>1204640Excite. All girls best girls
>>1204640reminder to gobble to update your twitter or a lot of players won't show up.
>>1204640Hi gobble!>>1203557Wow the mom is way more attractive than the daughter.
>>1204677You need another shower. Laki worked you to the bone. After holding You think about what next time will be like and for a fraction of a second, you regret asking Laki to help train you. It was more a reflex from your body rejecting the thought of more exercise than a conscious thought.You give Gobble a pat on the head, he joined you even though he hasn’t fully recovered from the gym battle yesterday. You wonder if you should have stopped him, but he seems so happy to do what you do.You get dressed and dry your hair as you come out. The others are on the deck, watching the next island get closer. You’re almost there.“But is it right? To buy something that might have been stolen?”“Not everything on the second hand market is stolen.” Laki says. “And besides, isn’t that what you have insurance for? I’m sure you if this pretty boat of yours sinks, you won’t be paying out of pocket.”“But-”“Relax. Realistically, that stuff is getting sold to somebody. It might as well be for Robocop over here.”Everyone falls silent at the crack at Hana and her cybernetic limbs."What's a Robocop?"Well, maybe not Keira.>Laki! Apologize right now!>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distaction>Take Hana aside and console her. Make sure she’s okay>Something else
>>1204750>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distactionBut honestly, Laki? Robocop? This is the best joke you have?
>>1204750>Laki! Apologize right now!
>>1204750Also...>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distaction>distactionMay I ask for an appealing rear to appease me for this error?
>>1204750>>Laki! Apologize right now!
>>1204750>After holdingButt please!>Laki! Apologize right now!
>>1204750>Laki! Apologize right now!inb4 Hana thinks this is giving her special treatment
>>1204750>>Something elseWait to see Hana's reaction, act appropriately based on that.Like if Hana laughs no foul
>>1204750>>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distactionHana doesn't like people making a big deal over it and Herb knows it.
>>1204750>>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distactionHana wants to be normal. Being over sensitive about wise cracks may make things worse to be honest.E.G. If you rip on your deaf friend about being deaf he's okay with it. If you over-react and bite someone head off for making a deaf joke it goes from normalizing it to making it awkward.
>>1204750>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distactionWe shouldn't coddle Hana, shes a real human bean, too.
>>1204750>Explain to Keira what Robocop is.>Give Laki our best "Seriously?" stareProbably best to try and play this off.
>>1204750>Laki! Apologize right now!ASSERTIVE
>>1204750>”Hey look! Wingull!” Point at a distactionWait and see is the best bet here I think.
We still need to hold up our end of the deal with Val for really asserting a view point.
>>1204818not at the expense of Hana's feelings we don't
>>1204818I've got it. We'll tell Laki she's cute like all the other girls then argue about that.Also >>1204827
>>1204827>>1204833I would vote to do it for any character and we can say that we would stick up for anyone. Laki can't just call everyone blunt nicknames. Like if she called Val moneybags or Polu something bad.
>>1204818We can do that in private with Laki after.
>>1204853She's not being mean though. She's making friendly jibes.If you get into an argument over a non issue you make yourself out to be a massive prick.In this particular case it would probably upset Hana more to be singled out like she can't defend herself or take a light jab
>>1204862But trying to distract everyone with a common bird isn't exactly any better, and just makes us look like a passive aggressive shit.
>>1204862True but they've only known each other a few days, pretty sure that's not long enough to take jabs at someone's physical condition.
>>1204881I think it's better than starting a direct conflict over it and it could just be taken as herb being a cute little air head.
>>1204881still better then being an overly sensitive douchebag that still ends up hurting Hana's feelings for our own sake, it's not the best option but it is the best option we were presented with.
I can only hope this is getting the salt out of people before the rest of the thread.
>>1204900>>1204891There is a write-in option.
>>1204920It was just as bad. It was sit back and watch Hana react. That's going to single her out just as sure as starting the argument would have.
>>1204920write in wouldn't have won, write in doesn't work as an option when you are not FOR an action but AGAINST the opposite action.
>>1204925>>1204938You could have write-in yourself
>>1204951Write in was unlikely to garner enough support.The best option would have probably been the "explain robotcop" Without shooting a glare at laki.
we have been tied for a ridiculous amount of time now, unless somebody else shows up soon this thread is not going to move forward lol.
>>1204973you rang?Good to see ya gobble and fellow anons
>>1204973Gobble likely took the other votes into consideration and is already writing. Otherwise they would have called for a tiebreaker
>>1204142you need to either become a politician or an art critic, you're too good at this>>1204750>Laki! Apologize right now!hope i'm not too late, just got home from the store
>>1204750>Laki! Apologise now!
>>1204750>Laki! Apologize right now!Hana is way prettier than Robocop! And she still has all the important parts and everything!
>>1204990come on mate
“Laki!” You try to storm over. You feel so awkward. But you can’t just do nothing. “Apologize, right now!”Things have gotten really tense. Laki responds to your tone instinctively with a glare, and sticks her chest into yours, keeping eye contact. It’s terrifying and more arousing than it should be.Hana bursts into what comes off as forced laughter. “Robocop! That’s good! The remake isn’t great and misses a lot of the point, but the behind the scenes stuff with the costume and-”“See? Hana can take a joke. What, I can call you Soft Hands and you won’t say anything, but the same doesn’t apply to Hana? Everyone’s got something we can take shots at. You’re Soft Hands. Polu is a surf-dork who has to wear sunglasses because his eyes can’t ever go higher than someone’s chest, Keira is a Mankey who climbs everyone.”Keira laughs. “That’s true. I do.”“And Valerie is...well, she’s got... uhh...” She struggles to see a flaw in Valerie, she gestures up and down her body and face. “Well, she’s little miss perfect.”“Umm, thanks." Valerie smiles, despite herself. "But I don’t think that’s the point. You can’t just make a joke about-”“Whatever. I’m going to go find what we’re looking for.Try not to get offended too much until I get back tonight. Who knows, maybe they have a back alley doctor that can remove sticks from butts.” Laki hitches up a backpack. She hops over the edge of the boat onto the dock. She turns right around and comes back to Hana to awkwardly ask her to write the parts on a piece of paper, then leaves again.“Are you sure I shouldn’t come with you?” Hana shouts.“See?” Laki points both fingers at Hana as she walks backwards “She gets to make jokes about me being dumb!”Hana awkwardly points finger guns back. Her robotic hand is noticeably slow to catch up to her real one.Laki is gone.“So, what should we do?” Valerie asks.>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk>Go look for a pokemon center, and maybe even a trainer battle>Do some shopping!>Train a pokemon. Anybody but Gobble, who has no gas left.>Scope out the gym. You’re in no condition to fight, though.>Go join Laki.>Something else
>>1205067>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silkCalled it. Good job panicky shits.
>>1205077>forced laughter. “Robocop! That’s good!forced is not good, that said this definitely wasn't a good option
>>1205067>>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk
>>1205067>Go look for a pokemon center, people should hopefully be the friendliest there>>1205077Oh suck an ass Mr.Know it all
>>1205077I wanted to more call out Robocop as being fugly and not entirely accurate, but hey, it worked out.>>1205067>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk
>>1205067>>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silkoh well, it just would be pokemon quest without people picking the wrong option without thinking about it thoroughly.
>>1205087wait who am I replying to again fuck, nvm guess I'll bail early i'm too sleepy for this.
>>1205067>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk
>>1205098Get your head out of your ass, both options had ups and downs.
>>1205067>Do some shopping!>>1205077It's less about Hana and more about getting rid of laki.
>>1205119We're not getting rid of anybody. With the way things are shaping up we might eventually add Jane to the group.
>>1205067>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk>>1205077>implying Laki wouldn't crumble like a house of cards if anyone took a dig at her choking at the games
>>1205067>Go look at a pokemon center and heal up>Go shopping for antidotes>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk
>>1205127She didn't rag on Hana for being useless or having dead parents.That'd be the awful one.There's a difference between trying to normalize your disability and beating you up over the worst moment in your life.
>>1205067>Do some shopping!
>>1205141I'd argue that losing 3/4ths of your limbs is worse than choking at the Olympics.
>>1205161I wouldn't disagree. But it wasn't a jab at the accident.Did you not understand what I was saying before?Hana wants to be treated like everyone else. Joking about Laki's size of fitness would be similar to the robo cop joke.Joking about her choking would be similar to joking about Hana's parents accident.
>>1205161Also loss of family and wanted career.
>>1205067>come back to find that Herb's started policing humor among his friends and getting offended for HanaI'm not mad, just deeply disappointed.>Start looking for Ariados territory to get that silk
>>1205197I'm disappointed that people can't see there is no 100% right answer
>>1205175the comparison isn't very good. Laki is proud of her body and muscles, joking about it wouldn't hurt her feelings. Hana is missing her limbs and is insecure about this. It's like calling your friend Pizzaface because he has an acne problem.
>>1205218>Literally crimes against humanity the pic.
>>1205218I meant more in the context of making fun of her for being mannish/unwomanly/not cute.
>>1205213There was definitely a wrong answer though, and that's what was selected.
>>1205229>Liking pineapple on pizza.I bet you kick puppies for fun too.
friends, the vote is long over. Worst option won but that happens, it has happened before and it will happen again. The damage wasn't too bad and in the long run it isn't going to matter so just relax and enjoy the quest.
>>1205241I'm sorry you don't agree, instead of being salty over it I propose we move on.
>>1205248maybe one day when you become an adult, your taste buds will mature and you'll understand how delicious Hawaiian pizza is
>>1205254Calling it the worst option when there are worst things is gonna rile me up though, go fuck yourself matey.
>>1205230problem is that she doesn't see herself as mannish. She doesn't look like a roided up chick with a clit the size of your thumb, so she doesn't feel insecure about being mannishHana thinks that she's ugly because of her prostetics and scars, so giving her a nickname about them isn't cool. It's also a lot more harsh than Soft Hands, and came out of nowhere. She's never given anyone else a nickname, so randomly calling Hana Robocop fell flat
>>1205254Taking hana aside was worse.
>>1205265having people disagree with you riles you up?your life must be hell son.
>>1205268>problem is that she doesn't see herself as mannish>Laki: You feel the steam really getting your face. You were ready for anything but cute. Manly, strong, sexy, ugly but still with boobtastic, but not cute...Also just noticed that typo.
>>1205275Having people be so fucking ignorant does. See >>1205274
Come on guys, lets focus on the coming events. We need to keep our heads on straight while looking for this Aridados silk.
>>1205254Probably won't no.Gobble takes out pen and writes down: Bad choice number 376 matters. Underlines it four times.>>1205268Soft hands is pretty harsh actually Herb just lets it slide because he's chill as fuck. Joking about the robot bits is fine. Especially if we can convey that it's because she's normal and attractive. Getting bent out of shape and making into a big deal is a bad choice.I think Laki does have issues Ah yeah >>1205278That was from the paste bin. She puts on a strong front but deep down see above.
>>1205289>Come on guys, lets focus on the coming events.Can't do that when the world is ending, anon.
“I want to get that silk before I do anything else.” You I hate the feeling of having something to do and not doing it. It’ll nag at you the whole time if you try to do something else.“Well, I want to see Take. I mean, really see it! A priestess snuck off temple once and came back with a lot of stories.” Keira says.“Yes.” Valerie says, then nods with a little more confidence. “Yes! I’m not afraid of a little ruffian culture. We can go anywhere Laki goes, isn't that right? We’ll have a girl’s day and go shopping! Hmm, I wonder if they have a good pedicure place...”“I umm, probably shouldn’t leave the ship.” Hana says.“Oh. Do you want me to-” Keira’s offer is cut off by Valerie covering her mouth.“The last thing she wants to do is make a big deal out of it or feel like a burden. She’ll be fine.” Valerie whispers.Keira pulls Valerie’s relaxing hand from her mouth. “You touched me.”“Oh!” Valerie panics. “I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean any disrespect. I completely forgot.”“It’s okay.” Keira whispers back, a look of understanding washes over her face. “I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, or feel different.”“We’ll be back before tonight.” Valerie says. “Let Mr. Schwibbles know if you need anything!”Who?“Gah!” You jump so high you’d think you were Mace. A Mr. Mime somehow snuck up behind you. He’s wearing a little bowtie.You’re terrified of Mr. Mime. The idea that he was on the ship the whole time is too much to handle right now. You try not to establish eye contact.“Take care!” Valerie and Keira leave.Looks like you’re on your own for the forest. You’re already feeling sore as you pick up your surprisingly heavy bag.Hana fidgets, like she has something to say but isn’t sure how to say it.>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Apologize on behalf of Laki. That wasn’t cool>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?>Something else
[Just to make sure there's no confusion; views express by characters are not always the word of God. Valerie's opinion is her own, not a comment on any meta discussion stuff]
>>1205317>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>Compliment her on her looks. She's way, way prettier than robocop.>FOR CONFRONT
>>1205317>>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.
>>1205317>>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!
>>1205317>You I hate the feelingthat's a butt
>>1205317>Ask her to save you from the mime.>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?
>>1205317>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!
>>1205317>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Apologize on behalf of Laki. That wasn’t cool>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?Be awkward.
>>1205317>Ask Hana if there's something on her mind?And before we leave>We'll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!
>>1205317>>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?I assume people aren't planning to catch best spider?>>1205278>>1205297it's not a major part of her characterization that she feels ugly, where Hana does. Laki might not think of herself as cute, but she knows that she is attractive. Hana is constantly trying to cover herself up, even if it means she's wearing heavy clothing in the tropics. Laki is fine with showing off her body
Also guess it looks like Herb lost several siblings to the predations of Mr.Mimes and carnies.
>>1205317>>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of youalso shouldn't that be confronting?that's another butt
>>1205317>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?
>>1205317>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>Try not to show fear>Mimes can smell fear
wait, herb has a fear of mr. mimes? this can only end in someone either making fun of him or completely understanding his fear.
>>1205317>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Apologize on behalf of Laki. That wasn’t cool.>We’ll get a Chinchou yet! Just you wait!But make sure we add that we'd have gotten mad at Laki for making that sort of jab at anyone. I think Herb has probably picked up on Hana not wanting to be treated like porcelain by this point.
>>1205356Not what he voted for, but what he wrote in.
>>1205342>Laki is fine with showing off her bodyExcept she doesn't like showing off her torso because she feels she's let herself go flab and lost her peak physical condition. It's not a major characterization, though, you are correct. Hana is much worse off where it comes to being content with her outward appearance.I'm kind of baffled that you and the other anons feel there needs to be an argument around this. Everything is there in the pastebins.
>>1205317>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>Compliment her on her looks. She's way, way prettier than robocop.
>>1205317>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Apologize on behalf of Laki. That wasn’t cool>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?
>>1205317Also, let's not apologize on Laki's behalf.It's seldom a good idea to put words in another person's mouth, especially when they are angry with you.
>>1205366>>1205321>>1205322This is what i get for copy pasting another post. Please replace my bottom response with>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.
>>1205317>Apologize for confronting Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of you>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Invite her to the forest. What’s the worst that could happen?
>>1205317>Compliment her on her looks. She could probably use it, and that is a nice shirt.>Apologize for confront Laki like that. That wasn’t cool of youHana is strong black woman that don't need no man.
>>1205364She seems happy to show off her torso, or at least the top half
>>1205381>>>1205391Top half, sure does.
>>1205322[I think I'm slowly turning Russian or something.]
>>1205395Does that mean more drunk Gobble soon?
>>1205395So long as you haven't been going hard on the vodka or slavsquats you should be alright.
You keep an eye on Mr. Schwibbles as he vanishes back inside the ship. The way he silently moves and keeps the same smile is unnerving, to say the least.“Sorry about confronting Laki like that. I shouldn’t have done that.” There’s a quarter second of silence. You can’t tolerate it and keep talking. “I-I wouldn’t have said something for her taking a jab at anyone like that. So don’t think it was because I think you’re special or anything.”Ahhh! What are you saying!“I mean, because you are, but not like that. But as a friend, and-”“It’s okay.” She plays with her hair. “I know what you mean.”You choke the need to make sure and keep going on and on. There’s no way you can elaborate in a way that doesn’t embarrass yourself more.“You look really good, by the way.” Oh jeez this is bad timing, isn’t it? It’ll sound insincere. Quick! Elaborate! “I mean, I always think that. But I really like that shirt. It brings out your eye-” You always compliment eyes, and it doesn’t bring out her eyes. It’s the wrong colour, “I mean, it compliments your chest.”If only you were out at sea so you could jump overboard. It’s too shallow here to drown.“Thanks.” You see a smile, despite her hiding her face. “You’re really sweet, Herb. You're not like other boys.”Oh.You’re about to say something else, but you see Mr. Schwibbles looking at you from the cabin window. You say goodbye and leave for now.You head into the forest with your pokemon running all around you.“Stay where I can see you, everyone!” You say as you put your Pokedex away after double checking it. Ariados and Spinarak like shaded forests, so keep going deeper.The tree canopy is heavy. Really heavy. The trees here seem less tropical than the other islands. It almost makes you nostalgic for your old home. The smell, the air approaching the same dryness, which makes everything sound just a little more familiar. You don’t care what anyone says, the moisture in the air and temperature totally changes how things sound.Oh. There are some over there. That was easy. You quickly move behind a large tree and watch them. Your pokemon follow suit and you form a little line of spies.There are only a few Spinarak, and one Ariados. It looks like the Ariados is teaching the others. They’ve spun a decent amount of web, though.>Watch and wait for them to spin more webs>Rush out and scare them off before others show up.>Try to catch one!>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a deal>Something else
>>1205578>>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a deal>Offer bug food, also feed the Gobble.
>>1205578>Ariados and Spinarak like shaded forests, so keep going deeper.so you keep going deeper?>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a deal
>>1205578>Watch and wait for them to spin more webs>Walk out and say hi. maybe you can make a deal
>>1205578>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a dealHerb friend to all spiders!
>>1205578>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a deal
>>1205578>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a dealMaybe look up what sort of food they like (outside of stuff they catch themselves) before going towards them so we can make that for them.
>>1205578>Watch and wait for them to spin more webs>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a deal
>>1205578This took a turn for the adorable. Herb x Hana is clearly the best choice.>>1205589Agreeing with this guy. We have already established ourselves as a friend to spiders.
>>1205578>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a dealBest diplomancer.
>>1205578>>Walk out and say hi. Maybe you can make a deal
I like spiders but watch these spinarak and ariados be like Mirkwood Giant Spiders>what's it saying>KILL HIM, HE'S ALIVE AND FRESH
Oh gobble continued, now let's see what happe- You guys....
>>1205663Good food has a way of smoothing things over.If they mostly eat bugs, then they probably would prefer something with a high protein and very low fat content.
>>1205683I ain't talking about the spiders, what was that shitshow over that awkward whiteknighting?
>>1205578>everything about this postToo much spaghettimode. I physically can't even read this, the secondhand cringe is screwing my eyes shut.
>>1205692Apparently it was a kneejerk reaction by the people who were there at the time.We'll need to apologize to Laki about it.
You walk out and hold out your hands so you look unthreatening. “Hi there. I’m Herb.”They keep their distance. They slowly start spreading around, forming a semi-circle.Mace keeps alert. Bella, too. She doesn’t seem to be a fan of bugs. Gobble, while not being totally oblivious, is acting more like you and being cautiously optimistic. Dice looks like he’s asleep with his eyes open until he finally blinks. He looks up.You look up to see what he’s looking at. It’s an Ariados, lowering a small strand. You step backwards a foot before it lands in your hair.“Hey, I just want to talk. Maybe we can make a trade. I’m looking for some of that silk you make.”They scatter. The ariados above hisses violently before vanishing into the treetops.Not the friendliest response, but at least they didn’t attack. You wonder why they wouldn’t even hear you out.You almost lose sight of all of the, except for the rear end of one off in the distance running behind a tree.>Chase after that one>Fine. Just gather up what they left.>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!>Yell out a proposal to the bushes. They’re probably still listening (write-in)>Something else
>>1205768>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!
>>1205768>>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!Let's forage for some natural ingredients, and maybe some non pokemon insects
>>1205748For sticking up for our friend when someone made a jab at her for something she's already insecure about? Nah.
>>1205768>>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!>Yell out a proposal to the bushes. They’re probably still listening (write-in)delicious food for a little silk
>>1205779We /know/ laki though, that seemed to me like an overreaction.
>>1205768>>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!
>>1205779Yeah you are right making a big deal out of it after she had a heart to heart with us and asked not to make a big deal out of it was the right thing to do>>1205768>>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!
>>1205783I like this canon, I like it alot
>>1205786Robocop was a poor choice of things to call Hana. Herb did overreact, but Laki shouldn't joke about stuff that Hana is insecure about.
>>1205786We know her well enough to know she can be pretty thoughtless at times. It's not the worst character traits, but going too far with a Jan without thinking about it is completely on character for Laki.>>1205797Yes, sticking up for our friend was the right decision. I'm glad you agree.
>>1205823Going too far with a joke rather. I apparently had a stroke just then.
>>1205811I think if we do talk to her about it we just need to stress that Hana isn't herb, who's chill about nicknames. But I'm not sure how to do that without being patronizing to both parties in that little kerfuffle
>>1205768>Time for good old reliable cooking to save the day!>inb4 trap option>>1205779>made a jab at her>implying there was any malice at allIf Hana had a problem with it, we could have explained it to Laki later and she likely would have apologized. Being instantly offended on Hana's behalf assumes far, far too much, and Laki was right to chastise us for doing so.
>>1205823>>1205811Mountains out of molehillsit was pretty obvious Hana was going to laugh it offand her insecurities about it are do to people treating her different and delicately about it just like Herb did by confronting Laki like that
>>1205835Nah, Laki was the one who did something wrong. Did you not see where Hana's reaction was forced laughter after an awkward silence? She was pretty obviously uncomfortable with it.Laki chastised us because deflecting responsibility is a thing she does a lot.
>>1205849>>1205835Honestly, I would have suggested calling Laki's taste shit and saying Terminator was a much better film. Normalizes the joke a little bit, lets Hana start making more film comparisons. It still might've made Hana feel awkward, but we could have apologized in private later like we did here.
>>1205862>Honestly, I would have suggested calling Laki's taste shit and saying Terminator was a much better film.That x100.
>>1205861Except she didn't, don't you banter with your friends? Getting offended for someone, especially a girl is some fedora tipper tier shit.
>>1205849Hana didn't laugh it off right away, she just laughed to break the tension after Herb confronted Laki. Hana doesn't just care about being treated differently, she's thinks that her augmentations and burns make her ugly. If she cared about being treated differently and /didn't/ think she was ugly, we wouldn't see her constantly comparing herself negatively to Val and the other girls
>>1205861Yeah, but if Hana cared we should have let her be the one to say something (or specifically ask us to say something) instead of assuming and being offended for her.It isn't even clear if the forced laughter was due to the joke or if it was a response to Herb's escalation of the situation.
>>1205875>>1205894>sticking up for someone is fedora-tipping>even when they're the sort of person who wouldn't stick up for themselvesOkay
Holy fuck the vote was done awhile ago. It wasn't a good option, but it wasn't the worst. Move on already
>>1205916Except it wasn't sticking up for anyone, it was getting offended. She wasn't being bullied or hurt, or anything like that. Laki was including her into her circle, and Herb got offended without knowing how Hana would react.
>>1205916You didn't even know if she wanted to be stuck up for or not over such a relatively minor thing, you just assumed. It was obviously intended as an act of camaraderie, and instantly attacking Laki over it was definitely disproportionate.
>>1205862but Herb doesn't have bad taste in movies>>1205875theres a difference between banter and being mean. You don't call your friends Pizzaface because they have bad acne or Paul Blart because he's fat. Soft Hands is banter, because it's not something that Herb really cares about. Robocop plays off Hana's insecurities, so it's not fun banter
>>1205945Yeah man, you're right. It was so unreasonable to assume Hana would be uncomfortable about a joke about her cybernetics when she's been shown to be self-conscious about them before.Look, if you guys think sticking up for your friend is fedora-tipping, that's your business. Clearly I'm not going to change your mind about it.>>1205959Exactly this.
>>1205959>>1205977Whether it's fun banter or not is Hana's prerogative, not Herb's.If she found it hurtful and mean and explained that she would prefer that Laki didn't say that, then we would be right to correct her, but we didn't even gauge her reaction before jumping down Laki's throat.
>>1205959It's Hana's place to tell Laki about it, not ours. We needed to let her be offended and not ASSUME it was offensive. We know Laki, know she didn't mean anything malicious, we had no idea how Hana would take it.
>>1206005Assuming things are offensive for others and reacting angrily is totally hip nowadays. Don't you want to be hip and cool?
Time to stop
>>1206030you just assumed I wanted to be hip, you bigoted shitlord.
Clearly I'm just too much of a Skeleton Jew Wizard to understand.
>>1206047I'd commit seppuku but that would be cultural appropriation and make me a double shitlord.Y'all need to chill.
>>1206031agreed, time to post your best pictures everybody
“Hey! I’m going to cook a meal.”Gobble is already pulling on your pant leg. You assure him you’ll make something for him, too.“And if anyone wants some, all I ask is a little silk in return. You guys want lots of protein, right?” You start up a fire and get to work making a heavy stew. You think it’s good with what you have, but you add some leaves you saw them munching on before for good measure after tasting one. Yeah, that’ll work. A little weird, but you know the flavors being used right now work well with that tangy bitterness. You just need to compensate with a few things.And just like that, they start approaching. You motion for Mace and Bella to stand down as the bravest one approaches. You stick the ladle out far and let it have some.The others, seeing no trap being sprung so far, work up the bravery to try now, too. Everyone but Ariados eventually joins in. You have to pour the thick stew, or really more of a curry at this point, onto leaves and serve them that way. The little pokemon love it though.Bella acts like an enforcer, reminding them to pony up the silk. She can be a little pushy about it, but you can’t argue with what she collects.A good meal really can solve just about anything. You doubt there will ever come a time when this backfires. You gather the silk up into your bag, but there’s more than you can fit. You have to roll it into a bundle and use some of the strings of it to tie everything together. You’re not the best with knots, but that should do for just carrying it. You let your pokemon help themselves, and finish up a little special version for each of them while you’re at it with the remainder.“What do we got here?”You look to see a few shady looking characters. There are three men and a woman, sporting a torn sailor shirt, eye patch, scraggly beard, and even golden earrings. You’d think it was almost unreal if they didn’t spook you.“Told you I smelled something good. Hey kid, watcha making?”The sound of a branch being stepped on makes them all turn around. You notice they quickly hide a large chest one of them was carrying behind their backs. Their coordination without even looking is impressive. It’s slyly pushed into a thick bush just as the officer gets close.“Nice try, Falgo. But we’ve got eyes everywhere. You and your crew won’t be getting away with anything.” It’s an officer! Spiffy uniform, too. A nice mix of official looking with a touch of Loanah flair. You can’t help but be a little jealous of it. He’s got a handsome Arcanine with him, too. It’s majestic!(continued)
>>1206093“We’re not trying to get away with anything.” The one called Falgo says, putting on a smooth act. “We’re just a couple of law-abiding friends going for a walk in the woods. Tell ‘em, Chatot.“Rawk! He won’t catch us if we cut through here.”Falgo offers an apologetic smile.“Alright. Let's see what’s in your pockets. You’re all technically on parole still, don’t give me anything about rights.”“Aww, come on. You’re my brother in law. If you can’t trust family, who can you trust?” Falgo and the others submit to a search. The officer finds nothing.“You all got lucky. But don’t think your luck will hold out.” He turns to you. “You with them, son?”Arcanine sniffs towards your stew.>Tell him about the chest they hide>No. Can you walk me to town?>No, but you’re fine, thanks>Uhh, yeah. Sure>Something else
>>1206080I mean, I think everyone's been pretty chill. The bottom line is that we just have very different ideas of when someone should stand up for their friend. Again, clearly I'm not going to change your minds, and implying people who disagree with you are suhjwuhs isn't going to persuade anyone.
>>1206112>No, but you’re fine, thanks
>>1206112>>No, but you’re fine, thanks
>>1206112>>No, but you’re fine, thanksJust happened to be around
>>1206112>No. Can you walk me to town?We are done here. We are just going to get harassed by these butt pirates if we don't leave with the officer.
>>1206112>No, but you’re fine, thanks>cooking for spiders in exchange for silk.
>>1206096Oh, nice.>>1206112>Tell him about the chest they hide>No. Can you walk me to town?Eh, I'm a sucker for a man in uniform.
>>1206112>>No, but you’re fine, thanksnot our problem, this seems like the kind of place everyone is stealing from everyone so this shit has nothing to do with us.
>>1206112>No. Can you walk me to town?>>1206114The discussion has been kind of circular, and like you said, changing opinions over the Internet is pretty fruitless. Gobble was taking a while so I thought I'd poke at them.
>>1206112>>No, but you’re fine, thanks>chest they hideshouldn't that be hid?
>>1206112>>No, but you’re fine, thanks>>Something elseGive soup to the big puppy
>>1206140I like your initiative Anon, but snitches get stitches. Maybe we can do this when the pirates are watching us.
>>1206112>No, just happened to be around>Tell him about the chest they hid
>>1206155yes soup the puppy
>>1206093>You doubt there will ever come a time when this backfiresBackfiring flag raised; exercise caution in future instances.>>1206112>Tell him about the chest they hideMaking enemies is how true heroes operate, right?
>>1206149Fair enough on both counts, yeah.
>>1206155I thought about doing this as well, but it's pretty bad manners to feed someone else's pet without permission. So maybe we can do this if we ask first? Also police dogs normal go through special training and aren't suppose to be given treats at all basically.
>>1206112Woo, just got home from work! I'm so glad I got to vote a little bit in tonight's thread!
>>1206112>No, but you’re fine, thanksAnd maybe offer some food assuming any is left.
>>1206155ask first, but definitely give the puppy soupSo if he arrests them, we gonna check out the chest's content, right?
>>1206155Must give pupper food, supporting
>>1206112>>1206155Feed doggos erry day
“I’m fine. Just collecting silk. Or, trading food for silk, I guess.” You motion to the pot. “Is it okay for your Arcanine to have some?”He looks at it, then you. “The bug pokemon around here don’t trust easy. What’s in the soup?”You go down the list of ingredients in dizzying detail, and the cooking procedure. Timing exactly when to add things in is important. You don’t just need to keep track of how long it takes something to soften, but also how the other ingredients change all the variables.“Okay. Okay. Well, if you’re offering, Arcanine can have a ladle.”Arcanine leaps over and licks the full ladle clean. He jumps towards the pot, but Gobble stands in his way. That’s his leftover dish to lick.“Arcanine. Don’t be rude. Leave...”“Herb.”“Leave Herb and his pokemon alone. Come on. I promise we’ll get you some good treats once we find out what these soon-to-be jailpidgeys are up to. Thanks for the soup, Herb. Stay out of trouble now, ya hear?” He winks to the others and leaves.The skinny one gives a gesture you’re unfamiliar with to his back. “What an insufferable, fascist, power-tripping-”“Okay. Okay. He can be a bit much, but that’s my wife’s brother. And he did save our butts before, remember? The Spoink incident?”“Oh man.” The big one slaps his knee. “With the crates, and... and your face when...” His laughter overpowers whatever words he was trying to use.They all laugh and laugh. You almost think they forgot about you as Falgo wipes a tear from his eye. “Ah. Good times. Hey, you’re pretty alright, kid. I’m Falgo. What’s your name again. Herb?”“Umm. Yes.” No use lying about it.“Thanks for keeping quiet.” He fetches the chest from the bush. “How’d you like to earn a shard?”“Falgo. You can’t be serious.”“Come on. Herb here isn’t a snitch, and captain hardass is right. We won’t smuggle anything past him as long as he’s watching.” He turns back to you. “Here’s the deal, Herb. You deliver this here chest over to the Crusty Krabby to my man Sludge Bomb Pete before tomorrow night, and you’ll get yourself a genuine, no-kidding, actual Take island shard. Whaddya say?” He holds out the chest with a padlock on it.As odd as it seems, the shard and his offer seem absolutely real. You’re gut says it’s fine, but your head is screaming at you how unlikely that is.>Okay!>Err, no thanks.>Something else
>>1206367>>Err, no thanks.
>>1206367>>Okay!these seem like reasonable and trust worthy chaps
>>1206367>Err, no thanksWe've got what we came for, Herb's not an accessory
>>1206367>Err, no thanks.
>>1206367>>Something elsewhats in the chest?
>>1206367>>Err, no thanks.Don't think Herb would want one if it meant getting it that way, he seems to not even really care about the shards to begin with.
>>1206399Yeah actually I'll got with this
>>1206367>Err, no thanks.>We've got to make some deliveries of our own.
>>1206367>>1206399>Err, no thanks.>What's in the box, though?
>>1206367>Err, no thanks.We're just passing through, and just how would we hide a chest anyways?
>>1206367>Err, no thanks.I also wouldn't mind asking what's in it before hand out of curiosity, but regardless of what they say this seems too sketchy.
>>1206367>Err, no thanksRemember the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true...
>>1206367>>Err, no thanks.>I appreciate the offer though sir.
>>1206367>“Here’s the deal, Herb. You deliver this here chest over to the Crusty KrabbyDoes thus mean we've graduated from Weenie Hut Junior's?
>>1206367>>Something elseWhat's in the box? Err, chest.
“Umm, well. I already have a delivery to make.” You point to the silk, trying to turn down the offer as diplomatically as you can.“Yeesh, really? Not every day you get offered a shard. Well, okay then.” He stands up straight and scratches his chin, thinking.“Umm, what’s in the box, if you don’t mind me asking?”“A present for officer hardass.” The big one says.That sounds ominous.“Nice. Way to spill the beans.” The skinny one slaps him upside the head.Falgo sighs and fetches a key from his pocket, unlocking the chest. “Might as well show you.”It’s a bunch of medals. They look old. Badges, too.“Family heirlooms. His family has been nothing but cops or military men or anything that requires a real unfun outlook on life and telling others what to do. See, ship he was on went down decades ago. He left them so he could rescue the passengers and pokemon. My friends and I...well, we have a talent for finding things at sea. Took some trouble, but we recovered them. There’s a surprise birthday party being setup by my wife, his sister right now. Pete’s helping.” He locks it back up. “Anyway, that’s way more than you asked. Guess I’m just excited. He hates my guts and he’s going to flip out when he gets these.”“What are we supposed to do now?” The woman asks.“We’ll figure something out. Come on. Good luck on your pokemon journey, Herbo.” He pats you on the back.Herbo? You don’t even know what to say to that. His Chatot repeats it a few times.They leave.You give Gobble an extra bit of bread and stretch. The silk gathering was a lot easier than you thought. What next?>Go to town>Spend the rest of the day with Hana by the boat>Wander the forest some more, see what else you find>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find some>Something else
>>1206623Aw we shouldn't judge people now I feel bad.>Wander the forest some more, see what else you find
>>1206623>>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find someMight as well try to knock it out now
>>1206623FFFFFFFUUNow I want to catch up and help them. You're breaking my heart, Gobble.That's my >Something elsevote.Catch up and help them. Don't even take the shard. They're good guys.
>>1206623>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find some
>>1206623>Go to townWell seems like this was a 'red herring'. Oh well. No big loss with the shard
>>1206623>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find some>>1206637>>1206649Even chances he's full of shit and it's a bunch of cocaine.
>>1206623>>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find some
>>1206623>>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find somemeh it's fine, it was really none of our business and we had no way of knowing their intentions.
>>1206623>>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find someOh well, shards don't matter anyways
>>1206623>Gathering bamboo was on that list. Try to find some>Wander the forest some more, see what else you findHm, guess those guys weren't too bad. Ah well, not that big a deal either way. May as well try clearing off some of our other errands while we're out here.
>>1206664>>1206695Don't shards need to be approved by the temple anyways? I think lying to a cop isn't gonna be enough.
>>1206695Well they can be exchanged for evolution stones and TMs but you have to find buyers