Nakahara Fumi, your oyabun, is threatening to tear your ear off...I AM REBORN IN A HAREM ROMCOM, BUT I'M ONLY A MOB CHARACTER?! 11By: BSGTwitter: https://twitter.com/bisugoQMArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=I+Am+Reborn+in+a+Harem+RomCom%2C+but+I%27m+Only+A+Mob+Character%3F%21The Parable of the Moth : https://pastebin.com/dCj6wYNV
>>2863456You decided to tell the truth."It's cause...there's someone who's on a date that I don't want to interrupt.""Ha? You think I give a shit?""Not that...but it's the class rep, so..."She raises her brow, but then scowls in the end."What, that no-ball guy finally asked her out?">Yes, it's Eiji>No, it's Rei>Give a vague answer>Write in
>>2863464>>Give a vague answer
>>2863464>Give a vague answer
>>2863464>No, it's Rei
>>2863464>Give a vague answerThey're a no-ball alright.
>>2863464"Well...should we really pry on the dating life on the class rep? It's her privacy, so..."Fumi still looks at you with suspicion."I don't disagree, Yamada-kun. But it kind of feels like you're going out of your way on this.""T-That's just your imagination, oyabun."She looks at you for a few more seconds, before shaking her head."If you don't want to tell me, don't. You don't have to be all sneaky about it."She walks away without even looking at you."C'mon, let's go."Somehow, you feel like she's pretty pissed off.>cont'd
>>2863489The bowling alley is nice and secluded, unlike the one in the mall. Though this place does kind of feel like it's going to fall apart at any second, the ambience is nice enough that it sort of adds to the appeal. Almost like an antique item, or a vintage vinyl.Rei is lining up her shot, while I myself have been a bit distracted.I could have sworn that was Yamada-kun in the grocery upstairs.Is it coincidence? Is he following me? Just shopping, maybe?Well, whatever the case-->It's best to avoid them>I should ask him for advice when I have the chance>I should introduce Rei formally (?)>Write in
>>2863497>>I should ask him for advice when I have the chance
>>2863497>I should introduce Rei formally (?)As is only proper. But for the rest of the day's date>It's best to avoid themThis trial run is between Ryou and Rei. Having Yamada there would make things awkward.
>>2863497>>It's best to avoid them
>>2863497>It's best to avoid them
It's best to avoid them is the majority>Writing
>>2863497I think...it would be best to avoid them.Right now, I'm in a date with Rei-chan. It would be a disservice to her if I was thinking of something else while doing so.Besides, maybe he's on a date of his own too...with Hanazawa-san..."Yatta! I got a split!"Rei jogs back to the seats, but when she looks at me, her smile fades a bit."What's wrong, Rei-chan?"She shakes her head. "I think it's me who should be asking that. Is there something wrong?""Eh? What do you mean?""You have this weird look on your face...""Eh?!"I slap my cheeks. What in the world am I doing? I shouldn't be troubling Rei-chan...Rei seats beside me, facing me with upturned eyes."Am I the problem, Ryou-chan? Is going out with me impossible after all?">No, the problem's with me not you>I don't think I can date girls after all>I like Eiji too much, after all>Write in
>>2863522>No, the problem's with me not you>I don't think I can date girls after all
>>2863522>>No, the problem's with me not you
>>2863522>No, the problem's with me not you>B-but it's not like I like feeling this way, o-or anything!
>>2863522"No, the problem's not with you, Rei-chan...it's just me who's being all weird, that's all."She doesn't reply, so I end up sighing and looking down on my drink again."Maybe," Rei-chan speaks again, but slowly. "The problem is...your expectations are not being met?"I turn to face her, and she's sporting an uncharacteristic serene expression."Ryou-chan, tell me...what do you feel about Ei-kun?""Eh? What do you mean?"She doesn't answer back."...I...like him...I guess...""Because?""Because he's...kind...and caring...and gentle...""And what about Yamada-kun?""Eh? Yamada-kun? What does he have to do with anything?"Again, Rei-chan doesn't answer."He's a great friend. I--">MAN-STEALER"...I don't deserve his friendship.""And what about me?""What about you, Rei-chan?""What do you think of me?">Friend>Rival>Potential Partner
>>2863552>I don't know anymore, but I definitely know I wouldn't want to lose you in any way.
>>2863552>>2863555this. I cant see Ryou coming to a firm answer anyway right at this moment.
>>2863552"I'm not sure...to be honest, I myself don't know anymore...But!"I turn to face her, my grasp on the juice can tightening."It...it doesn't mean I won't lose to you though!"She smiles, with a maturity I did not know could be present in Rei-chan."Lose where?""I mean...Eiji...""I've given up on him.""...Eh?"She nods. "I've long given up on him.""...Why?""Because I love you.""...!""And because I love Mariko-chan. And Rinko-chan. I love you all too much. That's why I'm willing to give up on Ei-kun.""...Rei-chan..." "That's just the thing. Sometimes we have to do something that makes our hearts and stomachs hurt, if it means something better would be there for us. I know why you're unhappy. It's because it's not me you want to go on a date with, right?""No, that's...!""It's alright. I understand, Ryou-chan. That's why I'm trying my best to shower you with all the genuine love in my heart.""That's...but why?""So that you could understand that it isn't the only thing you need.""..."No. That's wrong. Everyone needs love, right? If there isn't love, then the whole world wouldn't be able to exist, right?She could say she doesn't need it because Eiji showers her with so much attention...But I have nothing.I'm brusque.I'm violent.I'm selfish.But if I'm loved...I feel Rei-chan's intense gaze on me."Say, Ryou-chan...should I go all out on you?">Yes please>No need
>>2863585"I wouldn't want to lose you"Not "I wouldn't want to lose to you"BSG. What are you doing.
>>2863585Still voing though>Yes please
>>2863597goddammit. i even copy and pasted it on me notepad.
>>2863604It still works out regardless, so I'm content with this QM fiat shit.>>2863585>Yes please
>>2863585>Yes pleaseRELEASE THE /U/ BOAT!
>>2863585I'm not sure where Rei is going with this...But I have no reason to doubt her for even a second."Yes please, Rei-chan. I want you to go all out on me."She smiles, and grabs my hand."Then come with me."-------You feel that Fumi's ignoring you for a while now.Ocassionally she'd reach out a product to you to put in the pushcart, but she hasn't conversed in any way at all.In fact, you found both of yourselves in the supermarket. Weren't you supposed to be bargain hunting?"Catch.""Wha--ow!"You get hit on the head by a two-pack of dishwashing liquid."Stay on your feet, Yamada."She walks off down the aisle again.>Wait for her to talk to you>Take matters into your own hands. Ask what's wrong>Stand in front of her and look her in the eyes>Write in
>>2863622>>Take matters into your own hands. Ask what's wrong>>Stand in front of her and look her in the eyesThese two seem like they'd work well together.
>>2863622I fear I might have gravely misinterpreted what "going all out" meant.>Stand in front of her and look her in the eyes
>>2863622>Stand in front of her and look her in the eyes>Write in: Tell her everything and say you are sorry for not trusting her.
>>2863626They are going to a love hotel.
>>2863622>Stand in front of her and look her in the eyesShe's THE BOSS, and we need to be upfront with her even though we picked the "answer vague as fuck" option before.Also backing the write-in in >>2863627THEN, if we're not the reason for her being troubled, do>Take matters into your own hands. Ask what's wrong>>2863626Just shut up and enjoy it until the universe fucks shit up for the hell of it
>>2863630Well losing her virginity would definitely help class rep in getting some sense out of what she wants or thinks she wants. Her whole deal is "I have to be loved or I'm a useless piece of shit", and Rei's logic in the solution is "give her all the love she can possibly take, then show her there's more to life than just that" - which might backfire and cause her to be even MORE of a love addict and go further with the mountain lovers suicide pact clusterfuck - just what the universe, the show, and BSG wants.
Stand in front of her is majorityI'll include the write in as well>Writing
All this drama and we are not have climbed the Hell Mountain yet.
>>2863622You speed up your pace until you're right in front of Fumi."Move. You're blocking my way."You stand your ground, arms crossed. She looks you in the eye too, but in the end, she sighs and looks away."What do you want.""I'm sorry for not telling the whole truth. I should've been more honest. In fact, I'll tell you ev--"She raises up her hand. "No need. It's obviously not something you want to talk about. I'm not guilt tripping you to tell me. In fact, I could give a rat's ass on what you're trying to hide. Now get out of my way.""Then why are you being like this?""Who gives a shit?""I do. Now what is it?"She scratches her head, muttering curse words at you under her breath."Fumi.""It's cause you obviously don't trust me!""It's not like that, Fumi.""I *know* it's not like that.""So...""I don't know, I'm just frustrated, Yamada! Geez!"She scratches her head wildly."I know there are things you can't tell me. And I know we've only made a pact recently. Before that, we fucking beat each other up, for fuck's sake.""I'm frustrated cause I want you to trust me, and I don't know why I'm so mad about you not telling, and...FUCK!">Wait her outburst out>Comfort her>Write in
>>2863667>Comfort her>Head pat and tell her every thing will be fine.
>>2863667You reach out your hand...And give her a pat on the head."Knock it off, Yamada."Her tongue is sharp, but she doesn't remove your hand from her head."There, there.""Don't fuck with me.""I'm not. I just get that you're frustrated that's all.""Not a reason for you to treat me like a goddamned animal."She still doesn't remove your hand from her head."It's a two-way street, this trust thing. I need to trust you more, and you need to build trust more.""You're saying I'm not trust-worthy?""Not at all. I'm just saying let's work on this together.""...Yeah. Sorry for the silent treatment.""Sorry for being all vague and dodgy."She looks up, and grabs the hand on her head.She doesn't remove it though, instead looking up to you."Yamada, I..."*CRASH*You hear someone bump along one of the shelves.You both look at the source of the noise."I, uh. Hm. Uh. Hm.">cont'd
Who?Also this was timed way to well...
>>2863718Is the Organization watching us?
>>2863728i think that is one of the show producer's plant.
>>2863718Is this all a coincidence? An orchestrated act? It should be a Sunday today, so...it wouldn't be that surprising that she's doing the groceries. It's just by chance that you and Fumi were at the supermarket, a place neither you, her, nor your dad visit much.You exchanged greetings, but after that, not much. For some reason, you're following behind Hanazawa. To be more precise, you're following behind the Hanazawas.Yukio looks back at both of you with a brow raised. He says nothing.Fumi, on the other hand, couldn't stop moving or tapping her feet.>Tell her to chill out, you'll explain everything to her later>Ask Fumi what's wrong>Go over to Hanazawa right now and explain>Write in
>>2863736>Tell Fumi to chill out and hang on a sec.>Send Hanazawa a text explaining the situation in brief, and a need to be quiet about it since we don't want to screw things up in public. Maybe ask to meet up later.>Then explain everything.
>>2863736>>2863746Let's go with this
>>2863736You know what? This is a shitty situation. Not saying anything will make us look guilty and saying something will give her brother a excuse to snap at us.>>2863736>Ask Fumi what's wrong
>>2863755That's why I suggested the text message. We can say what we need without actually opening our mouths and giving him said excuse.
>>2863736Backing >>2863746We're in Lunatic Mode guys, the universe is doing this to us on purpose.>>2863755What >>2863760 said
>>2863760>implying he won't be a noise brat and check his sister phone.But who knows maybe it will work.I was thinking more in giving him some rope to attack and then tell him that we were asking Fumi for advice. Then when he ask what is we give Hanazawa the gift we got for her.
Also. The Oujo is losing her status? That's interested. While we're at it, we should touch base with her. I was hoping to utilize her influence in our plans, but we may have to call an audible.
First the training montage that comes unexpectedly useful, then Fumi is clearly into us, and now a romance-related misunderstanding.Anons, we have Main Character Things happening to us.Something's really not right.
>>2863779Then that's the play. Probably too late now, but:>Text Oujo FIRST. Wait to see him try to check her phone once we're finished.>Then wait for a minute and THEN do >>2863746
>>2863788Current running theory is that we've become an Ensemble Darkhorse. We're popular when we weren't intended to be or shouldn't be, so the Powers That Be are taking notice.
>>2863736You grab Fumi by the shoulder."Oi, Fumi. Fumi!"It takes a while to grab her attention."Chill out, okay? I got this already."You get out your phone and start typing."What are you doing?""Sending a text message...once we're all alone, I could explain things better."You type out a short message asking for the both of you to meet up later so you could more thoroughly explain the situation.You send the message, and see the phone in Hanazawa's pocket light up.She grabs the phone, and reads the message.However..."Oi, dipshit. My sister's right here. Why don't you talk to her right now?"Yukio was also able to read the message over Hanazawa's shoulder.You're just about to reply, when somebody else interrupts."Who you callin' a dipshit?" For some reason, Fumi steps in."I ain't talking to you. I'm talking to Yamada.""I'm aware, dipshit. What I'm saying is you ain't got any right to call him that.""What did you just call me?!""What, your little brain made of shit too, dipshit?"You feel the air between the two electrifying. You-->Step in and mediate the two>Take this opportunity to talk to Hanazawa
>>2863800Well we certanly managed to be more entertaining then the main cast since two of the girls boarded the /u/ boat.
>>2863804>Take this opportunity to talk to HanazawaThis ia fine...we can have a romance start between Fumi and Yukio.
>>2863800This is the kind of things that only happen to the MC, not to side characters, even popular ones.>>2863804>Step in and mediate the twoHanazawa won't appreciate if we let her brother be beaten up.
>You feel the air between the two electrifying. You--Pic related.
>>2863816Nah he Yukio won't hit a girl and Fumi wouldn't hit our girlfriend brother because it would cause trouble to us.
>>2863804>Whisper to Fumi "You think I'm not trusting you, Boss? I'm trusting you right now to have a real nice talk Yukio here for a few minutes, alright?">Take this opportunity to talk to Hanazawa
>>2863804>>Take this opportunity to talk to Hanazawa
>>2863804While the two of them are at each others necks, you took this opportunity to sneak by them and go to where Hanazawa is."Hanazawa...""What is it, Ken-kun?""Er, well...I'm not sure if this is the right time or place to explain all this, but..."You try to summarize everything as quickly as you could. From the start of your 'brotherhood' with Nakahara, all the way to her getting frustrated about the barrier of trust between the two of you.Hanazawa listens carefully, not saying a thing until you finish.By this point in time, Fumi and Yukio are just about at each other's throats. What's limiting them might just be out of consideration for the two of you."I knew it.""Knew what?""That it's something like that. Ever since I got to know Nakahara-san better, she seemed like the type of girl that needed a helping hand.""Yeah.""I just don't know how comfortable I am that helping hand being my boyfriend's, however.""Er...""I'm kidding," Hanazawa smiles when she notices your worried face. "It might be presumptuous to call us friends...but I know her enough to know she values honor highly."You agree with Hanazawa. She even had you perform a ritual just so you could officially be brothers."However,"Hanazawa grabs you by the neck and pulls you closer.She grinds her lips on yours, and kisses you with intensity and passion."Mm...mm..."She pulls away slightly while biting your lower lip, a string of saliva connecting the two of you.The bickering of the two has gone silent.No, it feels like the whole place has gone silent."However," Hanazawa continues while catching breath. "I'm still the girlfriend."(TO BE CONTINUED)
>>2863886I-is our Hana-chan a yandere?
>>2863895No, but she is definately best girl.
>>2863895Nah, she's just an otaku who definitely uses /g/. And once she got a taste of our cock, she refuses to let us go for any other girl. And she would be 100% right: there is no fucking way we'll ever screw this up for her. Not after what we've decided on.>>2863902This.>>2863886I'm just disappointed we didn't kiss her back in the moment, but that's good enough for now. We're going to try our hardest to go for the mountain fucking route, you can count on that.
>>2863886Why is Hanazawa so great? Now i feel bad for not giving her the sakura necklance.
>>2864008We got a bracelet though right? That we still need to give to her?
>>2864035Yeah we still do. But there's one big problem:Our relationship was supposed to be secret. Now everybody in our vicinity at this market knows it. If someone from the Collective is here, then Hanazawa is now a target they will exploit to make us suffer by proxy. If not, then someone that works for the Collective will spread the news to them, and the same result will happen.>inb4 it's fucking Yukio telling his friends about us with his sister>inb4 fhose "friends" of his are members or pawns of the Collective>inb4 he causes his sister suffering and grief just by bitching about us to people, thinking they'll make US suffer and NOT his sisterI fucking bet you we'll have to beat sense into this shitty brother down the line for some reason or another.
>>2863622I wonder what /a/ reaction are. /u/ is probably have a field day with this while /a/ proves that first girl will never always win.>tfw most of /a/ root for Rei to win because she is the most sane person in Eiji harem>Most of /a/ hates the certain mob character who proposed to do a /u/boat>Tezuka fans are now spamming /a/ with "Guys why did she deserves this? Ryou should die in the ditch"
>>2864294But you gotta consider this:What are the things that the viewers seeing in the show? Because some things that we may be privy to as anons controlling Yamada in the quest aren't the same things that viewers see on episodes. How much are the people of that reality getting of Yamada and the suffering he goes through? Eiji is the MC after all, as well as the harem girls.I think BSG should have multiple posts devoted to showing shit from an outside perspective for the quest's benefit - or maybe he enjoys us theorizing blindly with no justifications or answers as to what is true and what isn't.
>>2864348I kinda forgot. When Tezuka feels that some camera isn't trained on her she don't act like she is sleepy. But when something is she goes back to her act. If this is something happening like this we can safely assume that Yamada isn't really have that much of a screentime. On the other hand the show really showcase the harem heroines and Eiji himself that we only just accidentally caught or became a recurring character due to budget concerns that they recycle any mob character to save money.I agree though that we need to see the "4th dimension" of this anime world and their reaction. Even if it's just something like some passing remark of a certain imageboard or a forum.In fact what is the title of the anime show?
>>2863886How is hanazawa so best
>>2864615Because she was not only the first girl we saw the moment we became [Woke], but she was already a [Mob] character with some semblance of personality and sense of self. Plus she goes on /g/. Literally exists for us to keep ourselves sane in the face of the world wanting us dead or worse, even though she has no idea of the things we know about everything going on.The lewd pastebin (which is 100% confirmed canon) cemented her being B E S T.
>>2864659>Nothing good can ever come from a place called Hell MountainExcept being with Hanazawa. Alone. On a moonlit night. On a mountain where barely anyone can show up. Where anybody else who might know or care is not there. With absolutely no protection at all.I think you can tell where this is going.
>>2864697At this rate, the necklace wont do.We'll need a ring.
Can somebody hook me up with the Hanazawa lewds link? I must've missed it.
>>2864740That'll come much later in the quest, when we're genuinely close to [True End] and can do our best to knock up Hanazawa before the show ends and the universe is wiped.>>2864750It's https://pastebin.com/LQYrnJhx
>>2864949>Why Eiji doesn't notice me at allFor some reason this is a shitty title.
>>2865239Probably because Eiji is the MC so the title should be from his POV.
>>2865241Could be better though like"Please notice me Eiji-kun" or something I dunno
Running in 2 hours
>>2863886Before you could reply, Hanazawa jogs off to rejoin her brother."Nice to meet you, Yamada-kun. Nakahara-san."Yukio looks as white as a dove. Hanazawa had to push behind him to get him moving again."Ahh, Hana-chi really did it this time, huh?"Fumi rejoins your side, hands behind her head."It's kind of my fault, but...well, we're in for a wild ride now.">Wild ride?>What happened between you and Yukio?>Your fault?>Write in
>>2865657>Wild ride?>What happened between you and Yukio?
>>2865657>What happened between you and Yukio?
>>2865657"What wild ride? And also, what were you and Yukio talking about back there?""Yukio? Ah, that boy."Fumi smirks and shrugs. "He seemed like the upstart type, so I just had a little conversation. It seems you needed the time to talk with Hana-chi.""Thanks.""No problem. But now, we've got a whole new package of troubles..."Fumi goes all serious again, and crosses her arms."I don't think anyone from Koh saw your little public display of affection, but I don't know if that little brother of hers would shut up.""Wait..."You remember all the abuses you have been receiving from being called 'gomasuri'."Hanaz--""Chill out," Fumi interrupts before you could panic more. "Your reputation's been doing better for the most part, thanks to the effort of that ojou girl. It's not optimal, but it shouldn't reflect badly on her."She scratches her head."You, on the other hand...">Can you protect me?>Could you shut up Yukio?>Write in
>>2865700>What do you suggest?
>>2865700>As long as Hanazawa's ok, I'm not worried
>>2865700"What do you suggest we do next then?"Fumi shrugs. "Just do the usual. Wait for it to pass, and not to mention, that ace in the hole the ojou was talking about.""Yeah..."You're still not sure where to find that person, though."Also..."Fumi sighs and leans on the shopping cart you've been sharing."We shouldn't hang out too much, Yamada-kun.""Eh?""Well...I'm trouble. If they see you associating with me, who knows what else might happen."Though you somewhat agree, you still couldn't ignore that sad look in her eyes."Not to mention, it's kind of my fault that Hana-chi got ticked off like that, right? I don't want to trouble a client...so...">You're right, lay low>Brothers stay together thick and thin
>>2865745>Brothers stay together thick and thin
>>2865745>Brothers stay together *through thick and thin
>>2865745>>Brothers stay together thick and thin
>>2865745>Maybe...We'll work on YOUR image, too, then. How about that? You're strong, and even though some people don't like how you show them, you have strong principles. I think with the right moves, people can come to respect that.
>>2865745You reach over and flick her in the forehead."Ow.""Brothers stick through thick and thin, oyabun. I made a pact with you, right? It'll be wrong for me to ignore that."Fumi rubs her forehead, and mutters. "Don't say that after you just kissed your girlfriend...""What was that?""Nothing. Anyway, it wouldn't be much of a problem since I'm not around school much anyway. It's just that we need to be careful who sees us when we're together.""Got it.""Also!"She raises up a finger like a reprimanding school teacher."You need to limit the patting of the head. It pisses me off sometimes.""You're the one who want them.""S-Shut up, you fuckin asshole. Just on occassion, alright?">Why not stop it altogether?>If you say so>Pat her on the head
>>2865773>You got it oyabun
>>2865773>You got it oyabun.Cute.
>>2865773>You got it oyabun.
>>2865773>You got it oyabunFumi is absolute bro tier. We must protect her resting bitch face.
>>2865773>You got it oyabun>Sneak a headpats and run
>>2865773>Ah, it loses effectiveness if I do it too often. I see, I see, that would definitely be a problem.._
>>2865773"Got it, oyabun.""Then it's fine if you get it. Now, let's get out of here and find an actual place with discounts.""Right, right."You walk with Fumi, when..."...!"You stop on your tracks. You feel a familiar presence from somewhere, but..."Yamada?"You look around. You are met with nothing but faces of [Mobs] going about their everyday lives."Is something wrong?""...I thought there was something...""Are you sure?" Fumi looks around herself, hands in pockets. "I don't feel anything."You shake your head. If Fumi couldn't sense anything, then there shouldn't be anything at all. Her senses would be sharper than yours."Nah, it's nothing. Probably just getting hungry.""Ahh. Wanna have a bite? I know a place."You jog and follow over to Fumi.But you couldn't shake the sensation of someone watching you.And the voice of a silent giggle."...Hehe."(TO BE CONTINUED)I'm sorry I thought I could do this longer but I had a long day today, and will have a long day tomorrow as well. I was falling asleep on the keyboard so might as well reorganize my notes for a better run tomorrow (around 1600 UTC or later)
>>2865818I figured the Devil of this world would be showing up again soon, wonder what he's planning.
>>2865818Fuck you, lil' bro. Fuck. You.On a different note, I wonder why Fumi didn't show any jealousy towards Hanazawa, despite kissing us not long ago. Nor did she show any sadness or disappointment that we clearly belong to Hanazawa.It's like she does actually view us as a bro, and simply has a weird view on what this entails.
>>2865829Or maybe Fumi and Hanazawa are okay with a harem ending...
>>2865954But if Hanazawa isn't okay with it, and we try to ask her as if it was our idea, she will kill us.
>>2865954Harem ends a shit and we're not the MC anyways. Part of the point is that happiness isnt at the end of a dick.
>>2865954Harem a S H I T>>2866914>Part of the point is that happiness isnt at the end of a dick.true shit
Heads up, I'll be unavailable until Sept. 10 after today's session.Next run 18:00 UTC
>>2865818Rei walks me through various streets, her fingers intertwined in mine. The looks people gave us creeped me out at first, but the more time goes on, the more I'm comforted by Rei's warm grasp.It wasn't until the roads started to elevate that I knew where Rei was taking me.There's a hill by the south of the town that overlooks the entirety of Yumegawa. There's a shrine nearby, but it seems Rei-chan did not intend to bring me there.Instead, she brought me to the quaint park atop the hill, where the Sakura blossoms during spring.Lover's Park.Rei-chan slows from a mild shuffle to a slow walk. I match her pace until we're side by side. She stops when we reach the edge of the hill. But her fingers do not let go of mine."Did you ever expect to climb this hill with someone, Ryou-chan?"I smile and nod. "I don't think there's a single girl in Yumegawa who hasn't."Rei-chan giggles and looks at me. "Are you disappointed that it had to be me in the end?">A little bit>Not at all>Write in
>>2867421>Not at all
>>2867421>A little bit
1-1, any tie breakers?
>>2867454You should give people some more time. Not everyone has noticed the thread is moving again yet.
>>2867421>>A little bit
A little bit>Writing>>2867456I tend to do 20-30 minutes before closing votes/asking for tie breakers, but yeah we are just starting
>>2867421>>Not at all
>>2867421"A little bit..."I always imagined it would be Eiji...or even if it isn't Eiji, I just never imagined it would be Rei-chan.Maybe I'm not cut out for liking a girl.But it would be wrong for me to not respond to Rei-chan correctly.And isn't this what I want?Someone to love me?...So why am I feeling this way?"Rei-chan.""Yes?""Am I...just not able to function properly? Am I only geared to want what's impossible?"It's impossible for Eiji to like me. It's impossible for a boy, any boy, to like this manstealer. Why do I always want what's out of reach?"Y-You're wrong, Ryou-chan." Rei pulls herself away from the landscape and cups both of my hands in hers. Her hands are much smaller than mine."It's not that you want something that's impossible...love isn't impossible...it's just that you place it on such high a pedestal. So high that it feels impossible."She shakes her head."If confessing to Ei-kun is what you want...then do it. You won't know until you try, right? You're being scared all by yourself, Ryou-chan...">If I confess to Eiji, what about you?>If I confess to Eiji, what if I'm rejected?>If I confess to Eiji, what if it doesn't reach my standards?>Write in
>>2867478>If I confess to Eiji, what about you?
>>2867478>If I confess to Eiji, what if it doesn't reach my standards?Yeah, I think it's time for Ryou to admit the root of her problems. She could've go steady with any of the guys she manstealered, but she didn't. Why? Because she's afraid to actually commit to a relationship. Because it might turn out to be not up to her expectations.
>>2867481Recognizing the problem is the first step to fixing it. Do it, Class Rep!
>>2867478>>2867479Changing my vote to >If I confess to Eiji, what if it doesn't reach my standards?
Doesn't reach my standards>Writing
>>2867478"But..." My throat tightens. The words don't come out the way I want them to. It feels like I'm choking up."What if...I confess to Eiji...and it isn't what it's all I thought it would be? I don't know if I could stand it..."Rei-chan lets go of my hand, and instead, gives me an embrace."Rei-chan...""I don't know either, Ryou-chan," her voice is muffled on my skin. "I think it would be painful. But you'll never know until you try right?""...But that's what I'm afraid of..." I whisper into her hair. "I'm afraid to know."Rei-chan leans away from my body..."...!"And kisses me in the lips."Rei-chan, what...?""I told you I'll go all out on you, right?" Rei-chan grimaces, but she shakes her head. "Take me, Ryou-chan. I'll give my everything to you. I'll make sure you'll never be hurt. Forget about Ei-kun, and I'll never make you unhappy.">Alright. Be mine. >I can't. You're right, I need to try
>>2867520>>Alright. Be mine./u/ intensfies
>>2867520>>Alright. Be mine.
>>2867520>...I really don't deserve someone like you. I don't know if I could forget Ei-kun...but I think you're right. I...I know you're here for me, always. But I need to ask, because otherwise I'll just be running away...like I always do.>I'm so tired of running.
>>2867520>I can't. You're right, I need to try
>>2867520>Alright. Be mine.
I'm disappointed in you anons. Ryou could have some real character growth here, and you're throwing it away for some yuri.
>>2867520>>I can't. You're right, I need to try
I see 3-3. Any tiebreakers?
>>2867520>I can't. You're right, I need to tryShe doesn't need someone to give her what she wants, she needs to learn that what she wants doesn't exist.
>>2867563And in any case, if she confesses the status quo will be broken regardless of the result, which will allow us to move closer to the [True End]
Alright, I need to try wins>Writing
>>2867555I was trying to make a speech because yeah, I felt the same.
>>2867520"I...I appreciate it a lot, Rei-chan. I mean it. But you're right."I step away from Rei, and hug myself, despite the warm weather. It'll be summer soon."I...need to be braver. Being with you made me realize that I just can't have love be dropped down on my lap. That doesn't mean I dislike you, Rei-chan...but I guess I'm just the type that needs to reach for the impossible."Rei looks at me stunned at first, but I see her eyes relax after a few moments."So then..."I nod. "I'll confess to that idiot. I'll confess to Nakamura Eiji."My heart's pounding so hard that I can't think straight. It feels like I have to run just to release all this pent up adrenalin."I'm sorry, Rei-chan, I have to go--!"I can't take it. I want to run. I don't know if my heart's bursting of fear, or excitement. All I know is I have to release all this energy somewhere."Wait, Ryou-chan!"Before I could dash away, I am stopped by Rei-chan's words."When are you going to confess to him?""Isn't it obvious?"I don't know what expression I have in my face. Am I smiling?"In Hokkaido!">cont'd
>>2867589Another day at school arrives, and you find yourself climbing that familiar hill up to Koh.But it doesn't feel like a normal day.The atmosphere is more intense than usual. You don't think it's a violent or malicious aura...but whatever it may be, it filled the air. You continue to the school, trying to ignore it.Upon reaching your locker, you open it to find...A letter. And with prim handwriting you recognize from before.You exit into the back of the school to find the ojou, Kobayashi Mariko."So, Yamada Ken-kun, despite everything that has happened to you, you still managed to find the time to get a girlfriend?""...So the secret's out huh?""Good grief," Kobayashi flips her hair with an air of royalty. "But now I'm sure you're not after us girls, at least. Silver lining, I suppose.">How bad is the situation?>Are you holding up?>Write in
>>2867605>How bad is the situation?
>>2867605>Are you holding up.
>>2867605>How bad is the situation?>Thanks for your help with your creepy fanclub.
>>2867605>Heard that you've been taking a lot of heat for me at your own expense. Thanks for that. How're you holding up?It's just polite to say thank you.
>>2867605"How bad is the situation, Kobayashi-san?"She flicks her hair, as if bored. "Not that bad, I might say.""What do you mean?"She shrugs. "Your reputation has been fixing itself for a while now it seems, especially since that girl Rinko has stopped spreading rumors about you."And thanks to her effort, it seems, but she doesn't say anything. You notice she looks a bit more tired than usual.She raises her finger matter of factly."However, we still need to work on that. People knowing you have a girlfriend could easily be turned against you. And now that girlfriend of yours will be on the line of fire as well."She shakes her head, allowing her long silver hair to ripple."Have you found that ace-in-the-hole yet? That person with say?">Yes>No>No, but I have a hunch>Write inhow're you holding up got more votes, but I already writ the one above so I'll cycle back to it in a bit.
>>2867655>>No, but I have a pretty good hunch.>I was hoping we wouldn't have to resort to asking, admittedly. But needs must.
>>2867655>Possibly. I have some promising leads to say the least.
>>2867658>>2867661Who do you have in mind anons?
>>2867664I'm bluffing, mostly but I do have some possibles. Fumi, Jogging Friend who's name I forget, Coach...although I feel we need to aim even higher.
>>2867664Coach, and possibly Fumi.
>>2867655"No, but I have some hunches.""Oh?" Her ears perk up upon hearing those words. "Pray do tell."You tell her about the leads you have in mind.But the more you talk about your ideas to her, the more annoyed she looked."Kobayashi-san?""That wouldn't be sufficient.""Why?""For one, you pairing up with that delinquent girl is social suicide. You will destroy all the goodwill built up if they find up you've been dealing with that brute Nakahara Fumi-san."Coach Ogai-san's age difference is what makes him stand out as a teacher, but that might work to your detriment. They'll think you're even more of an ass-kisser than you are now."And I've never even heard of that Murakami girl before, so why would she be relevant? Although..."Kobayashi's brows raised as it seems an idea popped into her head."You said she's from St. Agace, correct?""Yes.""I do not care much for their students...but indeed, some boys and girls here in Koh look up to the St. Agace girls. If you could find one who has enough influence, maybe..."You smile seeing Kobayashi work so hard to help you. You bow down to her."...What is this, Yamada Ken?""Thank you.""For?""I've been hearing that you're taking on some responsibility behind my back. Thank you for that. And thank you for helping me, despite you having no obligation to."She stays silent for a bit, until she scoffs."Whatever could you mean, Yamada Ken? I'm not doing anything special in particular. I only help out when I feel like it. You must be hearing things."You smile at her ojou-sama pride. You keep silent."Ah, now you've annoyed me," she shoos you away with her hand. "Go find out more about St. Agace, you might have a lead there. But you really should leave. If someone sees me with a bug like you, who knows what might happen?"You bow and take your leave.>cont'd
>>2867703The third tsundere in the quest.
>>2867703The bell has already rung while you were making your way to class 2-1. However, even before you have entered, you hear shouting voices. There seems to be a ruckus inside."No.""What do you mean, no?! I have fuckin' rights, class rep!""You also have duties, Fumi. Attending class is one of them, and how are you holding *that* end of the bargain?"You walk in on Ryou and Fumi having an intense argument."How does that matter? I'm here, ain't I? I'm here, and I'm paying. Now do your duty as a class rep.""I am. And the answer's still no.""You little punk--!""What, you wanna test me, you--!""Oi, oi, oi, calm down now!" Eiji and a few others pulls away Ryou in an attempt to stop a fight from brewing. No one was brave enough to hold Fumi back, though."Nakamura-san, what's going on?""Ah, Yamada-kun. Well, you see--""This little diva here," starts Ryou, "Thinks she could suddenly waltz right in whenever she wants and say she'll join in Hokkaido.""I said I'm fuckin' paying.""Well, if you really wanted to join, then maybe you should've been present at the orientations we have had?""Don't need em. How complicated can *your* orientations be?""Well guess what? You're gonna need those *simple* orientations if you want to join the field trip. Oh wait, that opportunity has passed!"The stubbornness of the two of them means this bickering might go on for a long time. So, you-->Side with Ryou on this>Try to help out Fumi>Nevermind, you'll wait it out>Write in
>>2867703Say there is a girl who is an idol like body right? Is she an alumni from St. Agace? She might help.
>>2867733>Try to help out FumiOYABUN!!
>>2867733>Try to help out Fumi
>>2867733"Oi, class rep. You don't have to be that unreasonable."You try to make helping Fumi as non-chalant as possible."Isn't it good she wants to join the field trip now? We should be accepting, not shooing her off. Even if it is Nakahara Fumi."She glares at you and you try to apologize without saying anything.Ryou looks between the two of you, but in the end, sighs out in defeat."I don't wanna see you late at the airport.""You kidding? You know how much this field trip costs?"Ryou shakes her head."Stay in my group. I'll be keeping an eye on you." She removes her gaze and looks back at the entire classroom. "Everyone, go to your groups now. I'll just be grabbing the handouts in the faculty."The students scramble to go to their respective groups. You make your way to the back of the classroom, where Rei and Eiji already are. You pull up a seat..."Oi. Make space."Fumi's right behind you. You step aside to give her space to pull up a chair. You both sit down, Fumi to your left, Tezuka to your right, and Nakamura Eiji in front of you.Fumi then leans her head just at the corner of your shoulder. You stiffen up."Oi, Fumi...!" you hiss."My head hurts cause of the class rep. Let me rest for a bit.""Yeah, but if someone sees us...""I don't mind."And that seems to be the end of that. You glance behind you but instead of suspicious looks, they look at you with looks of pity. They probably think you're being bullied.Tezuka looks at you, wide eyed and full of questions. You promise to explain later to her.Eiji on the other hand is as oblivious as ever."Ok! With the exception of the class rep, we are all here!"Hm?>Well, he's right.>Something doesn't add up
>>2867794>Something doesn't add upDid we see Hanazawa?
>>2867794>>Something doesn't add up
>>2867794>Something doesn't add up
>>2867794>Something doesn't add upoh fuck...
>>2867794Something doesn't add up. You can't put a finger on it, but...You look around the classroom. Everyone seems to be here. Hanazawa seems focused on chatting with her girl friends.You look back at your table. It seems that everything's alright. Fumi, Rei, Eiji, and...And...?"Toko--">[ERASURE]"W-Where's Tokomichi?"Your voice comes out wrong. Rei and Eiji look at each other."Tokomichi Endou? Your friend?? Where is he?!""Woah dude calm down..."Rei and Eiji try to calm you down but you're panicking. Even Fumi starts to look concerned.Is this it? The one your brother warned you about? Was it [Erasure]? Did he remove Tokomichi Endou's existence from this universe because of you messing up the balance?You got Rei and Ryou to date each other instead of Eiji, you got Kobayashi to protect you to her own detriment, you got Rinko-chan who's still paying for her mistakes...that you started...Is this a threat? A warning? Are you next?*Knock, knock*The door slides open.It's sensei, along with the class rep."Everyone, if I may gather your attention for a moment."The teacher writes something on the board and faces your class again."I'm not sure if you are aware, but one of your classmates Tokomichi Endou is currently participating in our transfer program with Kyoto."...Transfer program?"Well, he's arrived there safely and I'd like to encourage you to write a letter to him when you have the opportunity."Kyoto?...So he wasn't [Erased]?You let out a silent sigh of relief.If the sensei knows who he is, then he is definitely not [Erased].But the sensei is not done talking."I'd also like to announce that his counterpart has just arrived here in Yumegawa. I'd like you to give her the warmest greetings. You can come in now.""Haii~"The door slides open once more, and in comes a trendy girl with short hair. She stands next to the kanji on the board. Her name."Hiya! My name's Iwata Riho. It's nice to meet you all!"She ruffles her hair, as if a bit bashful."So."Her hair of bright orange."Any of y'all [Awake] here?"(TO BE CONTINUED)
>>2867891Oh boy. She said the thing. Out loud. In front of Eiji, the MC, the one the cameras always watch.I wonder how the viewers of the anime are going to react to this sort of term, especially if it comes up as [Awake] in the subtitles and script, brackets and all. If she happens to ask us - and you know she will - I suggest trying to feign ignorance and deflect the attention. "Awake? What does that mean? I mean I've heard of people say things like 'stay woke', but that's mostly online. Are you an otaku or something, Iwata-san?"Also sine Eiji is RIGHT FUCKING HERE, the viewers can clearly see Yamada Ken the [Mob] Character talking to Ryou the class rep with some familiarity, as well as having Nakahara Fumi the sukeban leaning her head on his shoulder, as well as us reacting rather intensely to hearing that Tokomichi the clown character isn't there.I wonder what the viewers will start thinking about Yamada Ken now? /a/? 2chan? Other sites? How are they reacting to this [Mob] Character being so unexpectedly prominent and all over the place? The only people the viewers do not know we have any overt ties to are Kobayashi and Rinko. We have ties to Eiji, we have ties to Ryou, we have ties to Rei, we have ties to Fumi. Surely theories must be flying all over the place about this mysterious recurring significant character called "Yamada Ken"...
>>2867917>What it is there to think about anons the studio is just stingy because they are low on budget they use the same Charater over and over again.
>>2867917Also she may the the meta main gurl who will win the Eijibowl I mean he already knows the ending of the story.
>>2867942>>2867947I think you need to think before you type, man. That's a lot of shitty grammar errors there.
Hmmm...I think what happened here is that our actions have, essentially, caused Endou's position to be very unnecessary. So the Powers That Be wrote him out of the story.In short, I think this is our big Shoo Out The Clowns moment, and things are gonna get a lot more meta and rough from here on in.
>>2868008If the universe fucks us over into the suicide attempt route with Ryou and Rei at Hokkaido, and the audience sees that shit happen, then wew lad is that gonna be a real eye-opener. Remember that we are in Lunatic Mode, and shit will get more and more real with the metaplot.I think this is all deliberate on the part of the show's creators and teams. I think Ken Yamada, the guy we control, isn't REALLY an old weeb who wasted his life to death with his own stupidity and demotivation. He has memories of such a life, because he was given those memories by the show's creators, and made to be an [Awakened] entity to deconstruct AND reconstruct the harem genre itself. He is a pawn of the universe and the masters pulling the strings, just like everybody else. It's like if you live in the Matrix with memories of a life outside the Matrix, but your life outside the Matrix is itself fabricated, and you're really an entity belonging to the Matrix and not an outside dimension. The fact is that Ken Yamada is not a [Mob]. He is not a [Main Character]. He is partially a [Meta].What Ken Yamada really is is a [Proxy Character]. A character that exists to serve a purpose inherent to the fabricated world he lives in, while also serving a direct core moral issue to those viewing into the fake anime world from the outside.If Nakamura Eiji is [God], and our little bro fuckhead is the [Meta Devil], then Ken Yamada is [Anomaly]. I think.
>>2868008Not only does Ken Yamada exist to adhere to AND defy the harem genre conventions from an outside perspective - deconstruction and reconstruction like I said - but he also does the same thing for the isekai genre by virtue of his "past life sins into reincarnation at another world" backstory trope.If there ever is a big reveal about Ken Yamada and his origins in such a way that the viewers and everyone on the outside is made aware of it all in the shocking genre swerve from harem romcom into existentialist Kafkaesque meta-horror, you bet everybody will be hailing this anime as the new Evangelion.Anime will never be the same again.
I missed the thread again.I am really sad.
This'll make the 5th girl outside the main harem we're acquainted with. Just what are those nips planning?
>>2868399To build us up as a secondary harem as we dismantle Eiji's. A harem to surpass Metal Gear.Then shit happens and we tragically lose every girl remotely close to us except for Hanazawa.
>>2868299>shocking genre swerve from harem romcom into existentialist Kafkaesque meta-horrorI'm suddenly reminded of Muv-Luv.I don't want us to experience something Muv-Luv Alternative.
>>2867891>>2867917>>2868287This. This shit right here? This is exactly the sort of move that a regime change would entail. This explicitly *reeks* of some executive meddling. Writing out characters. Introducing new ones. Changing up the character dynamics of the existing cast. Absolute tonal shift that has turned this forgettable harem anime into a commentary of isolation, the search for true friendship, and an examination on what aspects of love and relationships truly make those interactions special. It should be obvious to any of the viewers in meatspace that these changes are a massive signal that the original intent of this anime has been tossed out the production office window alongside the renewal contracts for quite possibly a large part of the original production crew and original creator of the series, who would have probably parted due to, as the anime rags would put it, "irreconcilable differences". Expect this creator to randomly show up in one of the /a/ breads in-meatspace and start dishing about the show and some production aspects before she was seen out of the company.On a brighter note, what anime studio do you see this beast being bankrolled by? The way the narrative has been built and the way the interactions have filled out I think this would be a nice fit for Bones, maybe--otherwise turn it into a feature and give it to CoMix Wave Films for dem a e s t h e t i c s.
>>2869583Produced by GainaxAnimated by: ufotableDirector: The director of Cross Ange
>>2869648I'd definitely watch this anime
>>2869583I think this might be Shaft's style.
>>2870608Complete with anal probing....I mean ass kisser. Truly Mitsuo Fukuda can pull this off.
>>2874029KyoAni is possible with endless8 as inspiration according to the director
>>2874029I'd say we're still a couple head tilts off from being a Shaft property--though we are dangerously close to getting bingo if I'm reading this card right.
>>2875638fucking mark that shit nigga, I can't tell if we have a bingo or half of onealso some of those you can't even know for certain because BSG is vague as shit about the meta-context of the quest for meatspace
>>2875651We're dangerously close to it, albeit with some stretchers how I see it>delayed releasesThat MAAAAAAASIB hiatus we had>text flashesThose moments where we see [Good End] or [Happiness] between dialogue and exposition>staff take psychedelic drugsIt sure as shit seems like it with how things have gone--it's either this or the regime change theory
>>2875684Baseball counts. We had to fight Nakahara Fumi with the baseball bats didn't we? Or was it her using the bats? Either way, it happened.
>>2875708Fumihara has the bat and we tanked the hit. Yamada is one tough motherfucker.
>>2875684I think we have a head tilt moment. Many in fact>When Yamada said that first thing he said when he woke up was Hanazawa>When Kei left to give us a warning about the world specifically [Happiness] [Erasure] and [Bad End].>Nakahara Fumi when confronting us before the fight>and many more
>>2875857Huh I think you're right-WAITHOLY SHIT THAT'S A BINGO >produced by SHAFT the whole timeOh shit, it all makes sense now....
>>2876181hopefully BSG can hint at a studio or do something meta-related tomorrow when we return to our regularly scheduled mind-fuckery
>>2876275>>2876181I look forward to the suffering
>>2876275We already know the meta in meatspace>Produced by Shaft>Directed by BSGThe question is...who are the VA's?
>>2876738Are we talking the native VA's or the dub?This is important.
>>2876181Shaft head tilt moment>You were about to return to your seat when a question pops in your head.>"Say, Hanazawa-san.">"Hm?">"Since you asked me, I think it would be fair to ask back. How do you feel about me? Do you like me?">She turns around, smiles, and steps towards you. So close you could smell the shampoo she used this morning.>She reaches out her hand smooths out your bangs. The soft sensation of her fingertips brush against your forehead.>"Who knows?">She leaves you behind as you stand there, stunned.
>>2876827Remember: anime logic dictates that pregnancy CANNOT happen to high schoolers. Well, unless it's THAT kind of seinen or real shit. Seeing as we're in Lunatic Mode for the universe, anything bad can and will happen. I still wanna go for the mountaintop outdoors sex with Hanazawa once we get to Hell Mountain and no one we know an heroes themselves
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>>2879273I just want to say this quest made me play DokiDoki Literature club. So i will be protected from the next suffering/plot twist.
What if OP was Dan Salvato all along?
>>2879350then id ask him to play the guitar for us. Or speedrun yoshi's island
>>2879353I mean in Twitter he said that he has to finish some projects in VN maybe its the DDLC.>>2879273Ok BSG who directed the season 1 and now season 2? Who produced this? Did we get shaft'd? What are the reaction in nii-chan and yon-chan?
>>2879350There are few things I won't give up to have his programming expertise. DDLC made my own personal project feel impotent hahaha>>2879358Traditionally speaking, readers do not have direct access to the writers when it comes to asking them questions. I might come off as overly vague at times (OK, most of the time) but that is because we're not even halfway yet.If I'm not answering in specifics it could mean that 1. It doesn't really relate, 2. It's been mentioned before, and 3. Its yet to be mentioned.It's also as much what's not being said than it is what is being said.
>>2879394Nah don't worry it's very fun to shadowrun and panic every now and then.
>>2867891"Any of y'all [Awake] here?"The new student Iwata Riho asks the question with no hesitation whatsoever.Your classmates seem confused, and are looking at each other to see if anyone else got it.You-->Try to play it off as a joke>Stay as incognito as possible>Pull her out of the classroom right now>Raise your hand>Write in
>>2879537>Stay as incognito as possibleNope not falling for the trap little bro.
>>2879537>Stay as incognito as possible
>>2879540>>2879543What they said
>>2879537You try to lower your head far more than you have already. If she has the audacity to be able to say that aloud while Nakamura Eiji is here, then she's not someone you want to be messing with."Eh? What are you saying, Iwata-san?" The also confused class rep asks the newcomer the obvious question.Iwata Riho scans the classroom, before returning to the class rep, scratching her head."I thought I was gonna try and make a joke to make a good impression."She does come from Kyoto, and at times her kansai accent leaked.Some of the students did an awkward laugh, and Iwata performed a mini-bow as a thank you."Why are y'all seated like this anyway? They do the seats facing forward in Kyoto.""Ah, that's not it," Ryou says. "We're going to be in Hokkaido next week so the groups are talking about the details.""Ehh, that's so cool! I could join, right?"The class rep scratches her head. "I don't see why not?""Oh, but miss country bimbo gets a pass..." Fumi mutters."Could I get a group too?"The class rep looks at the teacher, who in turn nods."Sure! You could be in my group. The guy who transferred was with us anyway.">Stop the class rep>Ask Fumi for help>Ask Eiji for help>Pray that she doesn't recognize you>Write in
>>2879559>Ask Fumi for help>Pray that she doesn't recognize you
>>2879559>>Ask Fumi for help>>Pray that she doesn't recognize you>>Write inIf she does recognize us, pretend we don't recognize her.
>>2879559>>Ask Eiji for help>>Pray that she doesn't recognize you
>>2879559>Pray that she doesn't recognize you
Is anything we can ask Fumi to hide us with a head lock or something lol.
Ask Fumi + pray she doesn't recognize you majority vote>Writing
>>2879559You turn to ask for Fumi for help...But she's already ahead of you."Hold it right there, class rep."The class rep eye rolls as she sees Fumi come up once again."What is it now?""Our group is crowded enough as it is already, and your adding in another member?""You use the word 'our' so liberally there, Fumi.""You know what I fuckin' mean."Iwata Riho looks at the both of them, curious. And in the middle of their bickering, she interrupts."Hey, have you both been fighting over a guy recently?"The question was enough to dumbfound the two into silence."Ah! My bad, I didn't mean to phrase it so awkwardly. I was more asking, like...""Do you like anyone, both of you?">Interrupt the conversation>Wait for the answers>Ask Eiji to interrupt the questions>Write in
>>2879584>Ask Eiji to interrupt the questions
>>2879584>That's kinda personal for a newcomer, don't you think? Why so pushy?
I think ask Eiji got majority votes>Writing
If you want to stop her asking questions, start flipping questions back at her.
>>2879602Yeah but we are a mob so...unless we want to reveal ourselfs we can't be the one doing the questions.
>>2879584If we interrupt by falling to the floor, we would just get attention by ourselvesI would rathe rintervene ourselves, tell her that she is being too pushy, see if that gives us points with the collectiveHave an answer and a poker face prepared for when she tell us if it is us they are interested in. Something like: No? (uttered in a confused tone, like we think the question is to stupid to consider)
>>2879609Yeah now that i think about it asking Eiji to do stuff gon a put us in more trouble with the collective isn't?
>>2879584"Nakamura-san," you lean in closer to Nakamura Eiji."I think there's gonna be trouble if we let this go on. Would you mind...?"Eiji looks up to the trio in the front and nods. He gets out of the desk and puts a hand on the class rep and the transfer student."Hey now, you're kind of making a scene here. And Iwata-san, I know you're new here and all, but...those are sensitive questions that you are asking. It's ok to be friendly, but..."Iwata Riho looks up to him, then to the hand to her shoulder, then back to him."...Ehe. Aren't *you* being the one awfully friendly?""O-Oh!" Nakamura Eiji instantly pulls away. "I'm sorry.""Don't be..."Iwata then comes closer to Eiji. Almost too close."I-Iwata-san?""You think this girls unfamiliar with a little physical touch, hm?""I-Indecent!" The class rep blushes from ear to ear, almost to the point that you could see smoke coming out. "Hang on a minute, Iwata-san, the school rules--""Hey, you don't have a girlfriend, right? You're really cute.""Uh...I...thank...ha?"She giggles, grabs his hand, and wraps it around herself."Why don't you show me around the school? Like the secret places few know about?""Oi! Get back here, Iwata Riho!""Goodbye~""O-Oi! Iwata-san, stop...!"And with that, Iwata whisks Eiji away out the classroom.>cont'd
>>2879619"When they get back, oh someone's going to get skinned alright...skinned and impaled, and..."By the time Hikaru Ryou and Fumi rejoined your group, she's been exuding a demonic aura around her."Iwata-chan or Ei-kun?" Rei asks."Both."Ryou turns to you, and you swear you could hear bones cracking as she moves her neck."Oi, Yamada. Should I go give chase to those infidels or should I wait for their return for a more satisfying vengeance?">Wait here, we have a field trip to discuss>Have at em, class rep>Write in
>>2879624>Wait here, we have a field trip to discuss
>>2879624>>Wait here, we have a field trip to discuss
>>2879624>Have at em, class rep
>>2879624>Take your time.
>>2879624>Wait here, we have a field trip to discussWonder if she will get bullied for messing with the main cast
>this girl confesses to Eiji. Eiji is to much of a weakling to say no>Iwata and Eiji date until they get to the Hell Mountain .
>>2879624"Eh, class rep...don't we have a field trip to discuss?"Ryou contemplates what you said versus the idea of running out and giving chase to them, and she sighs out. It looks like she's as duty-bound as always."Alright, alright...come in closer, you three..."The remaining members - you, Fumi, and Rei - come closer as Ryou starts to explain the details of your trip."We'll be meeting at 7AM sharp at the airport in Tokyo, so that we could leave at 9:30, and be there at Hokkaido at around 12 noon."From there, we'll be making our way to Lake Asa, where we're going to go on a hike to the picnic grounds. When we get down, we're going to head to Takemoto Inn for the night."Next day is the hike to Jigokuyama, which is around walking distance from the inn. Which should take us all day..."And then free time for the final day in Hokkaido! Not bad isn't it?"Ryou smiles, as if proud of herself for knowing so much about the trip. Only Tezuka seemed really impressed though."Feel free to ask me anything, I *am* the class rep after all.">The inn>Laka Asa>Jigokuyama>Flight time>I don't really have any questions>Write in
>>2879706>The inn>Laka Asa>Will we have bananas as a snack
>>2879706>Everything except flight time
>>2879706>The inn>Laka Asa
>>2879706>The inn>Laka Asa>Jigokuyama
>>2879706>The inn>Laka Asa>Write in: "You mentioned picnic? Do we need to bring our own stuff then? Also are we walking toward the places or we using bus?"
sorry emergency happened. I've been trying to reconcile a brand new schedule and things have gotten a bit spooky. I'll update again in a few after things have settled down
sorry i cant continue the run today. the reason i disappeared yesterday (and cant do today) is related to academics. and with midterms coming up, im not sure if i could continue the near-daily run ive been doing recently.however, ill still try to do so until the end of september. after that, i'll make sure to get in at least 2 runs a week *at the worst* going forward.thanks for keeping up with me bois. maybe ill get working on a new pastebin while im at it. ;) Run tomorrow. Probably at a later time.
>>2881702That's fine. You keeping us posted on the shit going on and not flaking like other shitter QMs might puts you high in my book. Stay alive, stay safe, stay [Woke].
>>2881784This. I think I can say your characters are some of the better ones I've seen over the years and lord knows I want to see this to the end. Even if it takes months.
>>2879706>>2879706"Could you tell me more about Lake Asa and the inn?"Ryou smiles and nods."The lake itself is part of a national park. A bus will drive us from the airport towards there, but we'd have to hike to get to the camping area. Then, we'll be cooking our own lunch when we get there. We could even fish! Isn't that fun?""Sounds like a pain," said Fumi.Ryou glances at her with a death glare but continues."The inn, on the other hand, may not be one of the fanciest ryokans out there, but its still not bad. It's pretty old, but it has underwent furnishings recently so it could accomodate our number pretty well. Plus!" The class rep puts up a finger, almost with an arrogance."I've heard their hot springs are pretty great.">You know so much class rep, have you been there?>Are the hot springs mixed bath?>Write in
>>2884959Forgot me trip
>>2884959>Should we pack any swimming clothes for the lake, or will the water be too cold for that?
>>2884959>Write in: "Try to imagine Hanazawa in a bikini. Fail to do so and imagine Hanazawa in a bikini."
>>2884959>Should we pack any swimming clothes for the lake, or will the water be too cold for that?>Try to imagine Hanazawa in a bikini. Fail to do so and vividly imagine Hanazawa in a bikini.
>>2884959"Should we pack any swimming clothes for the lake, class rep? Or will the water be too cold for that?"An image of your girlfriend in a scant swimwear comes to mind.Ryou blinks for a second, before breaking into a giggle."Eh? Did I say something wrong, class rep?""Yes, silly Yamada-kun! It's less will the water be too cold, and more the water will be too *hot*. Lake Asa is a volcanic lake, so though a wade might not be too bad, going for a swim is not that ideal. You might as well just wait til we check in at the inn."And with that, the dream is shattered."And I almost forgot," Ryou adds. "Don't dip on the hot springs at Jigokuyama, alright?""Why not, class rep?""The mountain's still an active volcano. Some of the hot springs there are scalding, so better be careful alright? There's a reason it's called Hell Mountain, after all."You nod, taking that into account. Fumi seems interested, but is staying quiet for the most part. Seems that somehow an interest to join has really grew on her.And Rei-chan without Eiji is silent.>cont'd
>>2885117It's lunch time. You turn to your left...Only to catch a glance of Hanazawa leaving the room.These past few days it seems she's been disappearing ever since the bell rings.You stand up, prepared to follow her this time, when someone plops down on your table."...Fumi.""Oi. Come with me."Though they were the usual sukeban's words, it seems to be softer and with a duller edge. There's still some venom of course, and Nakahara Fumi's stare seems to bore into your soul...But she's also fidgeting for some reason.>Follow her>Follow Hanazawa>Ask what's up>Write in
>>2885140>>Follow Hanazawa>>Ask what's upWalk 'n talk?
>>2885140>Follow her>Ask what's up
>>2885140>Apologize to the Oyabun, we have to do our duty as a man>Follow Hanazawa>Ask what's up
as much as I want Fumi to walk with us and talk as we follow Hanazawa, I'd rather not risk the Collective jumping the gun at that
>>2885171>>2885151i would rather follow Fumi and have people think she is "bullying" us.
>>2885140"Uh, what's up?"Fumi stays silent. She looks like she wants to say something, but she's keeping to herself."Er, sorry. But I really have to give chase to Hanazawa, so..."She stands up from the table, mutters something under her breath...And lets fly a kick straight to your face>Roll 1d100 for block (best roll)
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>2885226
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>2885226
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Rolled 75 (1d100)>>2885226Either way, this'll keep up the image that we're being bullied by her.
>>2885226Yes! Perfect Fumi! Now she just need to drag us out if the classroom.>>2885234>>2885241If someone ask we wanted to get kicked okay?
>>2885250Guess we got back in being the guy that gets the bad end of the physical jokes.
>>2885226>75You put up your arm in a crossed motion, blocking your face from the kick.However, the force of it and the suddenness of the attack makes you fly back a bit."When I order you to do things, city shit, you follow them. Got that?!"The venom in her voice now comes back with a vengeance. She's fuming, and walking straight at you.Your classmates around you back away, terrified at the sight of Nakahara Fumi.You-->Tackle her before things get out of hand>Run out of the classroom>Throw a chair at her>Write in
>>2885296>Run out of the classroomWe are not in league with her, we swear! (hopefully the Collective gets the idea)
>>2885296>Run out of the classroom>Write in: "run like a nigger that stealed a pie from another nigger."
>>2885296>Run out of the classroom
>>2885296>>Run out of the classroom
>>2885296You dash out of the classroom."Get back here!"Your run to nowhere in particular, but...You feel a presence from beside you. Though you're in the soccer team, you're clearly not as fast as you think you are. Or, at the very least, Fumi is way faster than you.She runs until she's in front of you by 3 meters, before turning."Ah, crap--!"You turn around to run the other direction. She follows suit.This happens for a few more times, making you turn to a different direction, or go up a different floor.The teachers reprimand you when you run past, and you almost hit one too, but none of them give chase."Ha...Ha..."At last the chase seems to be dying out. You find yourself on a set of staircases, leading up to the roof.And Nakahara Fumi's stopped giving you chase. Instead, she opts to walk beside you."Geez, kobun," she says while shaking her head. "Do you always have to make things complicated?">cont'd
>>2885296>Write-In>Just let her drag you outJust give up anon Fumi best girl
>>2885396>that spoilerHeretic. Hanazawa deserves two children before the universe absorbs us into nothingness for our shenanigans. I hope you get cursed by skeletons
Say Jigokuyama is an active volcano right?HOLY THIS THIS IS SOME FINAL DESTINATION SHIT WHERE EVERYONE DIES ONE BY ONE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAbad end will make the volcano burst
>>2885386It's a bright and sunny day out, but you feel icky from running this much. You plop down by the fence, still panting from the run."Well..." You say in between breaths. "You got me...what do...you want?"Fumi fixes her hair, then reaches something out before looking away."Here."It's a bentou."...Eh?""...So you did forget."You try to remember what in the world she's talking about."Ah, right...!"You recall an incident back in the grocery where you were talking about cooking and bentous. You did say something about a competition..."I-I'm sorry! I wasn't able to prepare anything, so uh...er...">Let's hold it another day>Let's share it for today>Write in
>>2885430>Let's share it for today
>>2885430>Let's share it for todayWe can bring ours in tomorrow. Or cook a meal for her while in Hokkaido.
>>2885430>>Let's share it for todayIts a harem why not. Lets build affection points for everyone.
>>2885430>It's fine, it's fine. Things have been weird. Let's hold it another day
>>2885430"Uh...maybe we could share it for today?"Fumi glares at you for a second, before kicking you in the shin."Ow."It wasn't that hard a kick.She plops down beside you and starts to open up the bentou. Knowing her, you thought that it would be a lunch box full of meat or something...But no. Inside is a well balanced bentou, with equal parts vegetables, meat, and rice. You see egg rolls, sausage octopi...the whole thing's presentation is remarkable. You have to admit she beats you in that regard.You also notice that she has two sets of chopsticks with her.She catches you looking, and shakes her head."I had a hunch you'd forget.""...Oh. Sorry for being unreliable.""Don't be. Itadakimasu."You follow her, and start to dig in on the lunchbox.It's small, but you are able to hold one end, while Fumi holds the other.You have to admit that the cooking is good. Just the right amount of oil, nothing's overcooked or overseasoned. You could stand a little more liberal use of salt, but you don't voice it out for now.You've been eating in silence, and somehow, it seems wrong. You try to think up of a topic-->Did Hanazawa ask you to distance me from her?>Why the sudden interest in Hokkaido?>Are you going to be in school from now on?>Write in
>>2885529>>Why the sudden interest in Hokkaido?
>>2885529>Why the sudden interest in Hokkaido?
>>2885529>Write in:"The collective knows about me and Hanazawa...i guess you were right about her brother."
>>2885529>>2885529"Why the sudden interest in Hokkaido, Fumi?""What do you mean sudden.""I meant...you were never the type to like these kinds of social activities.""Based on what?" Fumi says. "Based on me being a sukeban?""...Partially, yeah."She sighs and grabs some rice with her chopsticks."I guess I'm not. But I'm still a high school girl, Yamada. I want to enjoy my youth too."She takes another bite, and you watch her. You do forget sometimes that she's just 18 years old."I just got around to saving up for it, that's all. So now I could come."Nakahara Fumi is the eldest among seven siblings. It must come off as selfish to wish to go to a field trip like this when it could go to food or bills. Maybe she does still feel guilty about it.You start to wonder about the blood red hair dye. Is this a form of rebellion for her, you wonder?"...Thanks for the meal.""Thanks for the meal."Fumi cleans up the bentou you've eaten and gets up."You're going already? But you just ate.""And if I get seen here with you? All that reputation'll go to waste." She says with a tongue out. "Later, kobun. You owe me a meal.She ducks out toward the door. You wonder if the conversation put a damper on the meal, but you feel like Fumi's not the type to let something like that get her down. You decide to rest for a bit.The door closes."Found ya~">cont'd
Uh Iwata also has the skill to pop up were ever she wants to?
>>2885674From the doorway walks in Iwata Riho. Her smile is sweet. Maybe too sweet."Hiya. I'm in your class from today onwards!""Nice to meet you," you stand up to leave, but she puts out a hand."Please. Indulge me for a bit, Yamada Ken."You find yourself sitting back down. Her smile, though still the same, emits an aura of intimidation. She grins. "Thanks!"She paces around the rooftop, admiring the scenery. "Nakamura Eiji toured me 'round the campus, said this spot is one of the best places to eat when it's nice out. Is that true?""...I can't say I eat here often.""Too bad~ Well, the weather's always like this in Kyoto so..."She says this with an apathetic shrug."...Is there something you need from me, Iwata-san?""Maybeee. But not now, to be honest, I'm more interested in you."She smirks, and turns to you."See, for someone who should be [Asleep], you've been awfully interesting.">I have no idea what you're talking about>How much do you know>Who are you>Write in
>>2885702>How much do you know
>>2885702>Write-In>Asleep? im wide awake thoughDONT BITE THE BAIT GUYS FFS PLEASE DONT DO IT!!
>>2885702>Let's cut the formalities. Why are you here? What is your intent?
>>2885702>>Write-In>>Asleep? im wide awake though
>>2885702Backing >>2885708 but also>"And what did you mean by awake? I've heard of people saying stuff like "stay woke" online. Are you an otaku by any chance, Iwata-san?"
>>2885708Switching to this.
>>2885713>>2885708Mixing these two would be good
>>2885706>>2885709Wonder if she is still behaving the way she is (as a character) because there are cameras following hee.
>>2885716NONOT THISSHE WILL COMPREHEND THE BRACKETS AND THIS WILL OUT US
>>2885725Eh so she is trying to spin us as the villain?
>>2885728I have no clue but we need to merely pretend to be retarded as hard as we can and hope this works.
>>2885738Unironically this. Fake ignorance is our strength in the face of this bitch.
>>2885702"Asleep? But Iwata-san, it's the middle of the day. I'm wide awake."You pretend to have no idea about what she's saying."Is it some sort of otaku thing? Like that 'stay woke' meme on the internet?""Hmm~ Not really? But whatever, it's not a big deal." She laughs and sits right down in front of you."But it seems you're knowledgeable in that otaku stuff, Yamada Ken.""S-Somewhat.""Well then. You've heard of the harem romcom genre, yes?""Shonen Jump has one sometimes...""Good! Well, get a load of this..."She leans in and winks. "I've been sent to fulfill a harem!">What are you talking about?>Who are you?>Write in
>>2885752>>Write in"Hah! And who's designated waifu are you supposed to be then."PLAY ALONG
>>2885752>Write-In>Fullfill a harem? Are you writing a novel Iwata-sanCHOO CHOO THE IGNORANT TRAIN GOES TRHOUGH!!
>>2885752>Write in: "Eh? You are quite progressive Iwata-san. Didn't know girls wanted to have a male harem. Wait? You are not asking me out are you?"
>implying she isn't trying to make her own harem.
>>2885752backing >>2885766 but also>"I'm afraid I'm already spoken for, in a manner of speaking..." Sensible chuckle.
>"Shonen Jump has one sometimes..."So how many people in meat space are disgusted by Yamada shit taste or his low entry level?
>>2885766>>2885771Both of these,fucking gold.
>>2885777I dunno, but your 777 trips is a good sign that our retardation ploy is working on meatspace viewers too
>>2885752"You are quite progressive Iwata-san. I didn't know girls wanted to have a male harem...wait, you're not asking me out are you?"You raise up both your hand in protest. "I'm afraid I'm already spoken for, in a manner of speaking...""Ah, no, no! I'm not interested in you at all, Yamada Ken-kun. I'm only interested in one guy.""...Nakamura-san?""While he was touring me around, I tripped over, and Eiji-kun catched me without a second thought. Though his hands landed in such a lecherous way...I don't know, Yamada Ken-kun, I think this is love at first sight.""U-Uh-huh...""But it turns out there are other girls that are interested in him! I mean, of course, such a kind and hard-working guy like him...I mean, there aren't any guys like that just about anywhere, right?""Erm, sure?""That's why I'm here to fulfill his harem..." She put up her fingers in a victory pose. "By winning! Cool, right?"Whoever she may be, she seems to know a lot about the world around you."Though, what you say is interesting...you have a girlfriend, Yamada Ken-kun?""...That's right.""Well, I've been sent for another reason, here actually."She plays with her orange hair cut short. The trendy Iwata Riho starts to emanate a different presence.A dark presence."I'm also here to punish the [Damned]," she says."Maybe I'll start with breaking you and Hanazawa Mayumi up."(TO BE CONTINUED)
>>2885825This isn't just our bro in a female disguise, it if?If so, I'm as disgusted as I am aroused.
>>2885828Then it technically isn't counting as cheating if we fuck the edginess out of them. Because real talk this shit is real fucking edgy 4noraisin.Also what is BSG's new schedule?
>>2885845I...what?Brothers don't do that to each other, anon.And it would definitely be cheating!
>>2885865Well I'm starting to get annoyed at all this shit being thrown our way. I think we might have to drop the facade and tell them to get out of our way for [True End], or at least try to get her and our edgelord brother to fuck each other senseless - that's if they're not the same individual. I feel like the two would be good fits for each other, and most importantly end up OUT OF OUR FUCKING BUSINESS GOD FUCKING DAMN LET US DO OUR THING WITH A SMALL OUNCE OF PEACE YOU FUCKING EDGY CUNT
>>2885825Interesting.Also a move I wouldn't recommend.
>>2885885The moment anything bad happens to Hanazawa and we know who did it whether through their gloating, or whatever anime stupidity they are compelled by the universe to do to rub it in our faces - we are going full relentless [Punished] Ken Yamada. Make no mistake.
>>2885884I feel similarly. Only I'm wondering how we can get her out of the picture permanently.I'm wondering if we can't call a meeting of the group and just dogpile her immediately. Just flat out 'She just got here and said she wants Eiji' for herself and is willing to do anything to get him. I'll leave it to you girls to do with this info as you wish.'Inform Hanazawa of what's about to happen. And we start setting up contingencies.
>>2885825Oh this girl was definitely added in by the Season 2 staff to inject a bit more drama into this show. She's actively self-aware and blatantly flaunts her meta-knowledge around even harder than Kei does.I can already tell this girl's gonna be the Scrappy Doo of this fucking cast.>>2885884As annoying as she is and as seemingly unfair as the universe seems at the moment, it would put us at disadvantage to display our self-awareness. Far as this new girl can tell we're just a very genre savvy [Mob] still and not a protagonist. That is quite ossibly the only advantage we have against her at this time. >>2885414Now that you bring that up I'd say it is less a bad end scenario and more something like a narrative frame--think the comet from Your Name. Exception being that instead of there being a time travel gimmick it's gonna play a role as a narrative climax. Way I can see it going is either (1) volcano goes into active cycle and prompts town evac, have to get as many of our friends out as possible or suffer some very important Character Deaths (READ: Ryou/Rei/Hanazawa on the chopping block, choose one to save and damn the others unless you asspull a Third Option); (2) volcano goes active just as in first prompt, Eiji and some of the girls are left behind, have to choose who to save, other choices get crushed by pyroclastic flows.In that case, it'd be hopeful to assume she's one of the choices left behind, so we can actively choose to not rescue her.
>>2886258I fuckin love time travel gimmicks in stories, especially when you have to utilize knowledge only gained in failed timelines in order to achieve the perfect ending.999 did it hella well.
>>2886258Let's put our genre savviness to work and have Yamada prepare beforehand for likely troubles. How could one prepare for a volcano eruption though?
I wonder if we can just sling this girl toward the collective or make her believe the collective is being influenced/commanded by the [Damned].
There's a pretty bad storm here. Expecting cut of power in the next 48 hours. Might not be able to run in that span of time. I'll post here and on Twitter as soon as I'm positive that I could run for a consistent amount of time.
>>2886747Okay BSG stay safe and don't let Thor/Zeus get you.
>>2886747>StormOk you live in PH right? Don't worry we have severe tropical storm here.
>>2886747Stay safe and good luck.
>>2885825She's the most dangerous character, even more so than the [Devil], because to her we lose our only advantage, genre-savviness. Moreover, if we mess with her too much, we can llse agency as has happened in the man-stealer scene. We need to keep the fuck away from her, and talk to Hamazawa about the crazy girl wgo wants to brrak us apart
>>2885884I actually read that in Father's voice. God I miss that show.
>>2888905Pay attention you snot-nosed brat! These numbers aren't gonna check themselves!
>>2890031Whatever you say Father sir! Just don't make me eat the broccoli!!!
Just realized we're in page 9 boys, new thread?
>>2892921Yeah, probably a good idea.