It's August 7th, 2019, the beginning of your twice yearly vacation from work. You wake up around 1 PM to an empty apartment, the massive stacks of doujins and display cases full of merchandise surrounding you lit up only by the dull light of your monitor and a few backlights inside the display cases.You slowly ease your way out of bed before going to brush your teeth and get dressed, grimacing slightly at your growing gut in the mirror. You should do something about that, but this isn't the time. You have more important things to deal with. After waking up and taking care of yourself you turn the lights on and take a look at a large suitcase sitting on the floor of your room. You rummage through the contents, muttering each of them to yourself and trying to remember if you've missed anything. "Clothes, body pillow, water bottle, admission wristband, cell phone, wallet, event catalog..."After double and triple checking your luggage you grin to yourself in satisfaction and carefully put it all back, ready to take the bullet train to Tokyo later today. You'll spend a day relaxing, and then starting on the 9th you'll fight through the hellish battlefields you've gone through every year since 2008. This battlefield is known as Comiket, and right now you're prepared to go to the 2019 NatsuComi, also known as Comiket 96. Every year you enter this hell and every year you come out the victor, piles of doujins and merchandise and pictures of your favorite cosplayers symbols of your victory. You've come out on top for this long because of...>your wealth. While some people might struggle just to get to the event and buy the doujins they want, you've saved up enough money by cutting back on every other expense in order to go all out during Comiket. Your job doesn't pay badly either.>your knowledge. Some people claim to be otaku and come to Comiket knowing about some of the popular circles and their favorite shows and games, but you've spent enough time to know far more than these so-called "otaku". Your knowledge of merchandise, anime, games, manga, and doujin circles is nearly encyclopedic.>your strength. While you may be a bit flabby on the surface, you're pretty well-toned beneath all that. It's easy for you to push your way through the crowds and find your favorite circles before they're sold out.>your reputation. Back in the good ol' days you used to draw doujins and release them at Comiket, although you've stopped now and gotten a job as a salaryman. Still, a lot of the older circles still know you and there are some people willing to do you a favor or save you copies of what they're selling.>OtherI'll check back after I grab lunch and see whether there's still voting going on. I'm not extremely busy so something like a hard minimum of 4 updates a day sounds reasonable if votes permit.Projected runtime of this quest: 1 - 3 threads. It should end after the four days of Comiket and possibly an epilogue.]
>>3444459>your reputation. Back in the good ol' days you used to draw doujins and release them at Comiket, although you've stopped now and gotten a job as a salaryman. Still, a lot of the older circles still know you and there are some people willing to do you a favor or save you copies of what they're selling.
>>3444459>your strength. While you may be a bit flabby on the surface, you're pretty well-toned beneath all that. It's easy for you to push your way through the crowds and find your favorite circles before they're sold out.The weak shall falter
>>3444459>your reputation. Back in the good ol' days you used to draw doujins and release them at Comiket, although you've stopped now and gotten a job as a salaryman. Still, a lot of the older circles still know you and there are some people willing to do you a favor or save you copies of what they're selling.Can you really call 2008 the "good ol' days," though?
>>3444497>>3444505>>3444519>>3444543your reputation is the winning choiceShortly after you finish checking your baggage you lock your apartment up, making sure no one can break in and steal any of your precious merchandise. You'd be ruined if that happened, especially if they took anything related to your precious waifu Vivi-tan. You make your way to the station and arrive 15 minutes early. After a short wait your bullet train arrives and you board, placing down your pillows and cushions across two seats and preparing for a long ride.You settle into a vegatative state quickly, lazing around and eating snacks from the food cart while sipping on a can of cheap beer. As you're nearly about to fall asleep you notice someone out of the corner of your eye- Oh my god, is that the director of Super Mecha Genesis, Higeki Enno! Why is he here?!You quickly cover up your surprise and go back to staring at your food, although you can't help but glancing at Higeki Enno at at the corner of your eye every so often. You were a diehard fan of his when you were a teenager, you'd love to talk with him. You want to shake his hand and get an autograph- wait, no, your hand is sweaty, what if he gets mad? He's just trying to ride on the train too, you might shoot yourself in the foot by fanboying all over him. Dammit, you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. What to do.>Do your best to pretend you didn't notice him and go back to your snacks. You don't want to antagonize one of your favorite directors.>Go up to him and tell him how much of a fan you are, maybe you could get an autograph! Ooh, maybe you'll even get to tell him about your fan theory about his show you made when you were a teenager!>Sit up straight, eat neater, hide the beer, you're too nervous to talk to him but you need to come off as a productive member of society at least.>Other>>3444543The MC is his late 20s so yeah, sounds about right for him.
>>3444608>Sit up straight, eat neater, hide the beer, you're too nervous to talk to him but you need to come off as a productive member of society at least.
>>3444608>Do your best to pretend you didn't notice him and go back to your snacks. You don't want to antagonize one of your favorite directors.
>>3444608>>Go up to him and tell him how much of a fan you are, maybe you could get an autograph! Ooh, maybe you'll even get to tell him about your fan theory about his show you made when you were a teenager!
>>3444614>>3444623>>3444647You hurriedly sit up straight and move yourself into one seat while you hide the beer and try your best to eat without leaving crumbs everywhere. You may be on your vacation and trying to relax, but Higeki Enno is a famous anime director, a man who has it made. He must be used to high society by now and you don't want to offend him by acting like a slob when he has to ride the train instead of using a private jet or whatever he normally does.You're distinctly uncomfortable now that you're micromanaging all of your actions, but at the very least you look like a normal, if slightly overweight, office worker. You discreetly read through one of the few normal looking magazines you have for the rest of the train ride, and Higeki Enno doesn't seem to pay attention to you for the rest of the train ride.As night falls over Japan your nerve-wracking train ride comes to an end, and you can confidently say that you should have made a good impression. That is until you get off the train, Higeki Enno following behind you, apparently getting off at the same stop, and you see him shake his head at you. He says "You looked so carefree when I boarded, the image of a man indulging in his earthly desires. But then you turned into just another average salaryman, a man holding back to conform to society. I had hoped you were a fellow freethinker, one of the artists of a new age. It's a shame."Higeki Enno begins walking off and you silently stare at him, your mouth wide open like an egg. What?! You held yourself back to make a good impression and all he does is call you some working stiff?! Aren't people like that supposed to function like normal members of society and not like... like... well, you! Dammit, dammit! You...>walk up to him and give him a piece of your mind. You're just trying to be conscious of other people and he criticizes you?! Who does he think he is! Who cares if you like his work!>walk up to him and tell him that you were just acting! You are a freethinker, you just happened to be off today!>make your way to your hotel in a rather sullen mood. You're depressed but oh well, you have to get ready for Comiket.>Other
>>3444722>walk up to him and give him a piece of your mind. You're just trying to be conscious of other people and he criticizes you?! Who does he think he is! Who cares if you like his work!Wow, what a presumptuous, narcissistic faggot.
>>3444722>>make your way to your hotel in a rather sullen mood. You're depressed but oh well, you have to get ready for Comiket.
>>3444736No, the others were just being cowards.
>>3444722>walk up to him and give him a piece of your mind. You're just trying to be conscious of other people and he criticizes you?! Who does he think he is! Who cares if you like his work!
>>3444722>make your way to your hotel in a rather sullen mood. You're depressed but oh well, you have to get ready for Comiket.This man was broken by Japanese society
Taking the next vote as a tiebreaker as long as it comes before me heading out to do something in an hour. Otherwise I'll count any votes that come before I get back even if they do cause another tie.
>>3444722Jesus, what a ridiculous prick.>walk up to him and give him a piece of your mind. You're just trying to be conscious of other people and he criticizes you?! Who does he think he is!Maybe also laugh at his absurd nonconformist BS
>>3444736>>3444807>>3444880You're pissed off. You try your hardest to be conscious of the people around you while on your vacation and all you get for it is for one of your favorite directors acting like a presumptuous dick. You're not putting up with this.You dash up towards Higeki Enno and say "Wait a minute, I'm giving you a piece of my mind, even if you are Higeki Enno you can't act like that." Higeki Enno turns back towards you and, seemingly confused, says "Act like what? I'm an artist. I express myself as I see fit. Normal society is merely a barrier to true art even if it's something I work within. Why do you think I started my own studio?" You scowl and say "An artist? I've been an artist as well, and at no point did I think it was my god-given duty to not conform to society. You're such a prick."As you start getting riled up Higeki Enno seemingly doesn't hear you and continues. "I started my own studio as a bastion against society. Inside I can do whatever I want and there are no bosses to pay attention to. As long as I look normal in front of the investors I'm fine. Conforming to society is overrated anyways. I mean, I clipped my toenails on that train and nobody said a word, not even you. The important thing is self-expression." Did he clip his toenails on the train? You didn't notice, you were trying not to stare. Wait, that isn't the problem. You focus again and raise your voice, laying into this pretentious asshole. "Who the fuck do you think you are! You aren't some gift from god who's here to save Japan from our modern society! You're just some narcissistic, pretentious asshole who decided that he mattered more than society! Why do you think everyone pays attention to societal norms? Have you ever thought about it?! It's because without them we'd be in a fucking wasteland. There's no room for art if we're all living in a warzone."As you continue Higeki Enno stares at you impassively before saying "Even if this was a warzone I would make my art. Even if a band of raiders came to kill me my death would be my final work of art, a piece of perfection unfettered by the chains of..." A vein bulges out of your forehead as he keeps talking. Oh my god, this asshole is insufferable. You think you're going to burn your blurays of his series when you get back home. As he continues ranting you feel your phone vibrate. You check it and see a text message from a friend who used to run a circle as well. You haven't seen them for about a year. It says "In Tokyo yet? You're probably tired from the ride over but we should grab some drinks at the usual place." You...>Ignore the text message and keep yelling at this asshole until he either gets the point or leaves. Maybe if you get the attention of others then it'll hurt his reputation.>Leave Higeki Enno with a few parting swears before going to get smashed.>Go back to your hotel you're in no mood to go drinking right after this bullshit. You just want to post on 2chan and relax.>Other
>Leave Higeki Enno with a few parting swears before going to get smashed.including that Asuka is a trash waifu
>>3444916Way to prove his point.>"Your work is shallow and uninspired." Go get smashed.
>>3444916>Leave Higeki Enno with a few parting swears before going to get smashed.
>>3444948+1And by the way, what did you expect from him? Not a rhetorical question
>>3444916Fellas, hold on. We need to try and rein in the rage for a sec. We're trying to get a reaction out of him, right? Well, what pisses off pretentious modern artists the most? The answer, of course, is emotionless logic. How do we shut down his vision of "self-expression"? Maybe say this concept of his is uninspired and potentially harmful to the public?
>>3444977He doesn't care about the public.What we should do is insult his art. MC is nothing if not spiteful after what feels like years of life as a salaryman
You decide to finish this up and angrily yell "You're such a big fucking fancy pretentious artist, huh?! I bet you're real cultured then, right? Here's a classic from America!" before flipping him the bird. You follow it up with "Your art is uninspired garbage anyways. I haven't drawn in years but I put out tons of shit way better than your garbage Super Mecha Genesis. Go fuck yourself."You begin to walk away as you hear a few parting remarks from Higeki Enno like "Your art is better? Well, there isn't an objective measure for art, well, except maybe my measure, but..." and "Show me your art then, I'm sure it can't be better." He actually follows you out of the station, but you do manage to shake him off.You arrive at a small bar with posters about old anime and manga covering the walls. A man in a dingy suit is sitting in a booth in one of the corners, sipping from a small glass of alcohol and reading manga. That's one of your old friends, Tarou. He's one of the people who helped you learn how to draw. You've known him for, what, 15 years now? You go way back. As you enter the bar he notices you and waves. You wave back and sit down across from him.The two of you begin catching up and making small talk as you drinkunhealthy amounts of liquor, but it seems the endless nights of afterwork drinking parties with your coworkers and bosses have trained you well. After an hour you're still mostly sober, but you can't help but rant about that bastard from earlier, Higeki Enno. Tarou laughs at this story and says "Is he really that stuck up? God, what a prick. I'd say something about the way you reacted, but fuck, I'd do that too."As the night continues on the two of you gradually get more and more sloshed and talk more and more shit about Higeki Enno. Eventually Tarou stares at you, a vulgar grin on his face, and says "Dude, dude, I know we haven't drawn in a while but... I have a great idea. We get together all our old friends now that they're done with their stuff and we draw a manga about Higeki Enno being an insufferable asshole. He'llll... he'll... he'll just go around being an asshole to everyone. It'll be great. If we start in the morning and have enough people I can get it to my friend who owns a print shop and have copies made to sell alongside someone else's work. It's... it's a great idea man. It'll be hilarious."You'd be lying if this didn't sound awesome, but even in your drunken state your not sure if this is a great idea. Well, then again, it sounds REALLY fun. You'd even be able to get together with all of your old friends. Sure, you were planning on relaxing and taking a look at Akihibara, but this works too. You...>Give in and tell him sure. You'll check into your hotel and sleep for the night and then meet together in the morning to get this started.>Think on it for a minute before deciding that it'll cause too much trouble. As much as you're tempted to make some "art" slandering that asshole, it's not worth it.>Other
>>3445168>Give in and tell him sure. You'll check into your hotel and sleep for the night and then meet together in the morning to get this started.Let's show this gross nerd some real art.
>>3445168>Give in and tell him sure. You'll check into your hotel and sleep for the night and then meet together in the morning to get this started.>Higeki Enno being a prick becomes #1 in Shonen Jump popularity ratings>mfw
>>3445168>>Give in and tell him sure. You'll check into your hotel and sleep for the night and then meet together in the morning to get this started.The premise alone is outstanding.
Trying to use formatting for this part to make it easier to read, red = Higeki and green = the man he's speaking to over the phoneMeanwhile, in Higeki Enno's hotel roomHigeki Enno is lying on a massive bed covered in expensive looking fabric while talking into an outdated looking cellphone. "And so I ran into this defeated conformist today on the train, and it seems I struck a sore spot. Suffering from society as a whole, he lashed out, and-" "Higeki. Higeki, are you listening to me? You've just been ranting." "- so I took it upon myself to. Eh? Yeah, yeah, I'm listening, what is it?" "You're a fucking asshole. I've been telling you this since college. You're talented, but you're a fucking asshole. There's a reason we've never let you handle an interview on your own. Just don't do this bullshit in public when people are going to recognize you and keep it to the imageboards. Alright?" Higeki pauses for a moment before saying "Alright, alright, I'll take your advice for now, but only because it's you. I'm just promoting the arts." "Okay, thank you. Anyways, is that all or did you call me about something else?" "Well, that was most of it, but... I want you to track this guy down. From the sound of it he's a manga artist and he's been inactive for at least a few years. He had several Vivi-tan stickers plastered onto his luggage but nothing else, so it's probably his 'waifu' or something. This info might not be enough to turn up anything, but could you help me out and get a shortlist of candidates? I think it'd be interesting to look into." An angry voice sounds through the phone as the man says "Higeki, were you fucking listening to me?! You better not be trying to cause an incident just for your stupid pride. I know your art is better than his, there's a reason you're famous and he's probably retired from drawing already and stuck as a salaryman. Hell, maybe he's just a freeter or a NEET. Just calm down, alright?" "I am calm. I just want to read some of his work, ok? I'm not going to blow this up." "Promise?" "Promise." "Alright, I'll get someone to look into it. Good night Higeki, see you in the conference in a few days. Thanks for coming out here on short notice."Higeki Enno hangs up the phone before rolling around for a moment. A smile covers his face before he simply mutters "Maybe my trip back to Tokyo will be more fun than I expected."
>>3445346>"Maybe my trip back to Tokyo will be more fun than I expected."
>>3445168>Give in and tell him sure. You'll check into your hotel and sleep for the night and then meet together in the morning to get this started.In case you're waiting for more votes
In the hotel room of our main character, Ouji Kaiji, also known as retired doujin artist "ViviBestGirl""Fuck, this is such a great idea. Tarou always has great ideas." You mutter this to yourself as you finish updating the last of your social media. Having decided on this plan, you opened up every account from your time as a doujin artist, even the ones you barely used, and sent out messages saying you have a new last-minute work for Comiket 96. There weren't many responses, but a few of your dedicated fans say postive things, speculating about another new Vivi-tan doujin since more than half of your works in the past were.You close most of your tabs such as twitter, pixiv, and weibo, leaving open only a single 2chan thread open on your computer. You decided to write a few posts about how much of an asshole Higeki Enno is where you couldn't be identified, but the response is... worse than expected."wwwwww, this is hilariousyeah shitposter-kun, Higeki Enno is such an asshole, tell us moreI bet he fucked your mom too, didn't he?""you're right cvTubvJz, he must've fucked shitposter-kun's momI bet Higeki Enno was behind the 2011 Earthquakes too, right?""wwwwwwwww, Higeki Enno was behind the Subway Sarin Incident"These are the posts closest to taking your side, but... they're clearly joking. Well, at least they aren't insulting you as directly as the rest are. You turn the computer off and flop onto your bed, burying your face into your body pillow and quickly falling to sleep.Your night is full of sweet dreams of retribution, but as you're talking to one of your friends in while dreaming, something odd happens. They freeze up and their eyes glass over before their mouth goes as wide as can be and they scream "DING DING DING! DING DING DING! DING DING DING! DING DING DING!" You snap awake before rudely slamming your phone which you set to wake you up early in the morning. Jesus that thing is loud but at least it works. You rub the sleep out of your eyes and check your messages. Nothing yet, you guess Tarou is still getting things together. Fuck, your head hurts from last night. You need some coffee. You get out of bed and...>Decide to grab something quick for breakfast, maybe a bento and coffee, and then shitpost on 2chan for a little bit until you're needed.>Find some bar that's still open, there's no better way to get rid of a hangover than more alcohol.>Make your way to Tarou's house, he should be up early getting things ready. Maybe you can help or at least hang out for a while over breakfast.>Other>>3445400Nope, I was good. The update just took a while because I was most of the way done and then accidentally refreshed the tab. That's what I get for not using a separate word processor.
>>3445410>Decide to grab something quick for breakfast, maybe a bento and coffee
>>3445410>Make your way to Tarou's house, he should be up early getting things ready. Maybe you can help or at least hang out for a while over breakfast.TOO EXCITED TO LET EVEN 2CHAN AND A HANGOVER RUIN THIS
>>3445410>Make your way to Tarou's house, he should be up early getting things ready. Maybe you can help or at least hang out for a while over breakfast.
>>3444459Is that seriously Tokyo Big Sight?, is that were Comiket is held? > go early 6am and buy lunch at the 7eleven eat out in the warm summer morning> go in for a cup of coffee and fell prepared
>>3445410>make your way to Tarou's house
You decide to head over to Tarou's so that you can get started on this as early as possible. You only have a single day to start and finish this manga so you're going to need to hurry. You quickly put on your clothes and clean up the room a bit before making your way to Tarou's house. Its been at least a year since you were there and longer since you visited his house often. When you lived in Tokyo you went over all the time, but you moved away years ago. Luckily you still remember the way and find it without much trouble.You bang on the door to Tarou's house, slightly jealous as you do so. Every time you come here you're really reminded what the meaning of "house" is and why you live in an "apartment" even though yours is pretty large. If you didn't know better you'd assume Tarou was rich, having a big house in Tokyo. The truth is that the place has belonged to his family for a long time and they'd held onto it for ages, even if they would have made more money selling it off to some realtor. Tarou took over the place since his parents moved to the countryside to retire. Lucky bastard.After a short wait Tarou clumsily opens the door with his elbow, a cell phone held against his ear and a cup of coffee in his other hand. He vaguely gestures to come in and you hear him say over the phone "Yeah, that's Kaiji-san arriving, since he got up early he must be pretty excited. Yeah, come over at 7. Mhm, thanks, I owe you one. Alright, see you later."Tarou puts down the phone as he sits down at his table and says "There's food in the fridge, make yourself at home." As you glance into his fridge and pull out some leftovers he just asks "Hungover?" to watch you nod a painful "yes". Tarou grunts something in adknowledgement and searches around in a cabinet for a minute before handing you a small, unmarked bottle of clear-looking liquid. You stare at it in confusion for a few seconds before Tarou straightforwardly states "Drink it, it'll help." You gulp down the liquid inside and your mouth is immediately filled with a horrible taste, but you manage to gulp it down. You shiver all over and retch slightly before turning to Tarou and gasp out something along the lines of "What the fuck was that?" Tarou shrugs and says "I'm not sure." You look at him in confusion and ask what he means by that. Tarou then sips his coffee before saying "It means that I signed a non-disclosure agreement. Once it goes on market I can tell you. All I know is that it does the trick even if that shit hits like a truck." You say "You're not wrong." and leave put the matter aside before making small talk for a few more minutes."So, Ouji, I've gotten 8 people in so far. Call up a few of your friends, I mostly know people in the yuri crowd but you know a lot of the touhou circles, right? The more manga artists the better, I can fit a lot of people in here if they bring their own equipment. Just make sure they live in Tokyo."
>>3445558The two of you spend the next hour or so calling up a lot of people and get way more positive responses than you expected. The idea is hilarious to a lot of them, even though most of them like Higeki Enno's work, and you end up getting about 25 people to agree. A lot of them can't work all day and some of them seem to be in it more to see everybody again more than because they want to seriously make this manga, but still, their help is appreciated. It's going to be hard to cram them all into Tarou's house, but if they're willing to deal with being cramped and they bring their own materials then it should be fine.You and Tarou go and pick up some groceries to make a massive hotpot for later, even if it might be out of season. You also grab some pick-me-ups in case anybody gets tired after drawing all day and some extra stuff such as screentones and ink just in case somebody runs out. You're done around 6:30 AM since you both woke up at the asscrack of dawn and have enough time to prepare for everybody to arrive.The first few people arrive around 6:45 AM and you and Tarou greet them warmly and chat for a few minutes since you haven't seen each other in years. Then one of them grabs a massive bottle of sake out of his bag and says "I brought some stuff for later, you guys can put it in the fridge. Since we're all getting together we're going to have to drink, right? May as well take this as an excuse to party, I haven't hung out with other artists for a while." You...>respond that yeah, this is a chance to party, you'll save it for tonight.>tell him that Comiket tomorrow and that he should hold off of the booze, you can all party the day Comiket ends.>Other
>>3445563>tell him that Comiket tomorrow and that he should hold off of the booze, you can all party the day Comiket ends.
I'll update once in a few hours before I go to bed and then again 1-3 times in the morning depending on how early I wake up. More consistent updates will be in around 21 hours, after my classes end.
>>3445602Thanks for running! This quest shows a lot of promise.
>>3445563 #>tell him that Comiket tomorrow and that he should hold off of the booze, you can all party the day Comiket ends.
After five minutes of frantic persuasion you manage to convince them to put the alcohol away and save it for the day Comiket ends, one which you have apparently now scheduled a party for with this statement. With this crisis over you greet the next group of people, and the next... and end up having the exact same conversation several times. What do they think, this is a party?! This is an attack on the worst man in the anime industry- Higeki Enno! This is your return to Comiket for the first time in 4 years! Eventually you've made it crystal clear to everyone that there will be no drinking today, and while a few of them call you a buzzkill they seem to understand. It's a good thing you still command some respect around here.After most of the people arrive you get as many as you can seated around Tarou's coffee table and begin discussing what format you're going to use for the manga. There's only around 18 hours for all of you to develop this manga from concept to finish, so you're going to have to start inking and getting pages done immediately after each page of storyboards are finished unless you go for a shorter manga around 20 - 30 pages in length. This would allow for a more solid story, but the shorter length would make it so you have to cut out a lot of the ideas you have in store. You could feasibly do something around 50 - 60 pages long, but if you need to rework the beginning of the story you'll be shit of luck and pretty much everyone here will have to do two pages. It's not a huge stretch, but it's more ambitious to say the least. You think it's feasible if you keep everything under control. Alternatively, you can make a longer manga more easily by not making the manga story-based at all, and instead relying on each author writing their own 4-komas or short two to four page segments. A lot of anthologies rely on this and it would require less coordination, which is important with the time crunch. It would be hard on you and Tarou since you would probably be the ones okaying everyone's storyboards, but as long as you're willing to go through a bit of hellish crunch time you think you can get it done.Eventually you decide to go with...>The safest option: A short 20 to 30 page long story. You're willing to give up ambition for some certainty in the outcome.>The most ambitious option: A longer 50 to 60 page story. It's a bit ambitious, but as long as you make sure you early plot is solid and everyone is willing to put some elbow grease in you can get it done.>The safer long option. A bunch of 4-komas and shorts about Higeki Enno being an asshole sound funny and will allow everybody to show their own character a bit more than in a single story. It may not be your preferred format, but there are some clear upsides.>Other
>>3445465Yeah, Comiket has been held at Big Sight for a long time, there have been changes for the next few due to the 2020 Olympics though. The corporate booths are supposed to be moved to some other convention center nearby due to renovations to part of Tokyo Big Sight and Comiket is being lengthened from 3 days to 4 due to the decreased space. They're also selling attendance bands for the time being to decrease the number of people coming so they'll fit in the smaller space.
>>3445908>>The safer long option. A bunch of 4-komas and shorts about Higeki Enno being an asshole sound funny and will allow everybody to show their own character a bit more than in a single story. It may not be your preferred format, but there are some clear upsides.We can write a 8 page short that leads into a longer story for next Comiket.Pic related: Final Boss who failed to save anime
>>3445908>The safer long option. A bunch of 4-komas and shorts about Higeki Enno being an asshole sound funny and will allow everybody to show their own character a bit more than in a single story. It may not be your preferred format, but there are some clear upsides.We can work on the long one if people like what they see, as >>3445917 said.
>>3445920A tale of how an angry old hack launches into 2 hour long diatribes about how the spirit of Exoman a Showa era tokusatsu superhero that is in no way similar to shape or form to Ultraman has been watered down for kids, while standing in the checkout line at the convenience store. "Sir, this is a L*ws*n's"
>>3445908>The safer long option. A bunch of 4-komas and shorts about Higeki Enno being an asshole sound funny and will allow everybody to show their own character a bit more than in a single story. It may not be your preferred format, but there are some clear upsides.
The discussion comes to an end with an agreement to just get everyone to make 4-komas and shorts of whatever length they're comfortable with while you and Tarou go through all of the storyboards to make sure they fit the theme of the book. Neither Tarou or you want to be stuck looking over storyboards all day so, being the masochists you are, you both decide to do some pages as well. You get a couple of others who have never really been the brightest with their writing but who can draw and decide to cobble together a four page intro for the manga that can properly set the tone and a four page ending that will give it a decent ending while leaving the plot open.As you're about to have everyone get to work someone interrupts you and says "Wait, wait, before we start, shouldn't we decide on a fake name to use instead of Higeki Enno? People usually use those instead in manga, don't they? What about something like Hideaki Anno instead?" You scowl in response and exasperatedly say "Come on man, you don't HAVE to use a fake name, that's a stupid way of thinking. I think he's an asshole and so we'll use his actual name, it'll be fine. Even if we were using a real name we'd think of something else, nobody could possibly be named Hideaki Anno, that just sounds silly. If you're really worried you can keep your name off of it, okay? We're going all the way or we go home!" As you finish your slightly overboard response the room seems to mostly agree with you and you get to work in a pretty jovial mood.As everybody else goes to start storyboarding you begin thinking of a story for the intro with Tarou. You can think of an ending after you see some more of everyone else's work, but this will introduce the reader to the story and help set the theme, so it's crucial. You spend some time tossing ideas back and forth before deciding on...>a story about Higeki Enno angrily ranting about society and the arts at the slightest provacation in a grocery store. The cashier mentions how he's holding up the line and that merely causes him to go onto another rant. Someone in the line behind Higeki Enno mentions how much of an asshole he is and this leads into the rest of the manga.>a story about Higeki Enno being forged from millenia of pretentious artists' resentment against society. When he was born he ranted about how people shouldn't conform to society in order to foster the arts and how doctors don't need to all wear the same outfit to everyone in the delivery room. By the age of 5 he was known as the most insufferable asshole in his hometown and he only grew in annoyance since then.>a more or less true account of him being a pretentious asshole to you at the train station and how this has inspired your work. It may not be as funny as some of the other ideas as you can think of, but it's true, more realistic, and it shows your motivations.>Other
>>3446558>nobody could possibly be named Hideaki AnnoHeh...>>a story about Higeki Enno angrily ranting about society and the arts at the slightest provacation in a grocery store. The cashier mentions how he's holding up the line and that merely causes him to go onto another rant. Someone in the line behind Higeki Enno mentions how much of an asshole he is and this leads into the rest of the manga.DOUBLE HEH, I see you included my "Sir, this is a L*ws*n's" idea...
>>3446558>a story about Higeki Enno angrily ranting about society and the arts at the slightest provacation in a grocery store. The cashier mentions how he's holding up the line and that merely causes him to go onto another rant. Someone in the line behind Higeki Enno mentions how much of an asshole he is and this leads into the rest of the manga.
>>3446558>a story about Higeki Enno angrily ranting about society and the arts at the slightest provacation in a grocery store. The cashier mentions how he's holding up the line and that merely causes him to go onto another rant. Someone in the line behind Higeki Enno mentions how much of an asshole he is and this leads into the rest of the manga.This is my choice at the moment.>a story about Higeki Enno being forged from millenia of pretentious artists' resentment against society. When he was born he ranted about how people shouldn't conform to society in order to foster the arts and how doctors don't need to all wear the same outfit to everyone in the delivery room. By the age of 5 he was known as the most insufferable asshole in his hometown and he only grew in annoyance since then.This is going to be his backstory.>a more or less true account of him being a pretentious asshole to you at the train station and how this has inspired your work. It may not be as funny as some of the other ideas as you can think of, but it's true, more realistic, and it shows your motivations.We can do this in a later issue.
You decide to just start the manga with what's more or less a slice of life about Higeki Enno. You know, normal things like going to pick up groceries and then talking out loud about how capitalism is a sham and how art should be to create and not to exchange for goods, calling an overweight woman and her baby ugly (even if you have no proof that he would do this it seems like a 'Higeki Enno' thing to do in your mind, if only because the baby is an inferior piece of art), and then ranting about society in line before a cashier tries to tell him off, only causing him to act out further. After about half an hour you have a decent storyboard, even if you may need to polish the comedy a little and really nail that "pretentious prick" attitude a little. Around this time a few people come up with storyboards of their own and you begin looking over them.After looking through a few you don't think that they're bad, just that most of them are missing that, well... oomf that would make them great. Maybe they don't get what sort of asshole Higeki Enno is, or how much of one he is. You're going to need to fix this if you want a good product out of this, although these are just friends doing you a favor, so you shouldn't be too hard on them.You glance over the storyboards one more time and...>leave them be, you need to focus on improving the promising segments and that means you need to leave the worse ones to their mediocrity. If you chase two limited edition blurays you'll catch neither and all that.>point out some spots they could improve but try not to be too harsh, everyone else is probably just viewing this as some fun. If you push them too hard they'll probably just quit.>get everyone in the living room, it's time for you to do your best Higeki Enno impersonation and argue with somebody about art. Once they've seen what he's supposed to act like for themselves they should get some more inspiration. It might take some time and maybe it'll offend someone but it should be worth it.>point out everything that you think is wrong and provide some examples to make it more clear what you're getting at. It might come off as harsh but it should get the job done.>OtherHigeki Enno: Capitalism is such a sham. Why must I produce art in order to exchange for goods and services. Isn't the point of art to create?Hideki Enno: You and your baby are ugly. I could draw better characters with my feet.
>>3446707>leave them be, you need to focus on improving the promising segments and that means you need to leave the worse ones to their mediocrity. If you chase two limited edition blurays you'll catch neither and all that.Dear god do we have a hate Boner for him.
>>3446707>>get everyone in the living room, it's time for you to do your best Higeki Enno impersonation and argue with somebody about art. Once they've seen what he's supposed to act like for themselves they should get some more inspiration. It might take some time and maybe it'll offend someone but it should be worth it.Give people drinks and food at this point. It should be fun for everyone.
>>3446707>>get everyone in the living room, it's time for you to do your best Higeki Enno impersonation and argue with somebody about art. Once they've seen what he's supposed to act like for themselves they should get some more inspiration. It might take some time and maybe it'll offend someone but it should be worth it.
>>3446707>get everyone in the living room, it's time for you to do your best Higeki Enno impersonation and argue with somebody about art. Once they've seen what he's supposed to act like for themselves they should get some more inspiration. It might take some time and maybe it'll offend someone but it should be worth it.Is Hideaki somewhat like pic related?
>>3446729>"Look at the strength in your body, the desire in your heart, I gave you this!"He is our Thulsa Doom.>>3446755No, that's more like his mentor Miwasaki Hayato
>>3446765>He is our Thulsa Doom.That may be but, we're not exactly a Conan are we?
>>3446765>Enno is actually coping with his low self-esteem from being broken down by his mentorShit, man, this has to come up later when Enno is buttmad that our manga is a hit
>>3446823*pushes up glasses*
>>3446707>leave them be, you need to focus on improving the promising segments and that means you need to leave the worse ones to their mediocrity. If you chase two limited edition blurays you'll catch neither and all that.Keep it light
>>3446853*sips* Yep, those were the days... when a guy could work his ass off and make a unique story -- an anime that would last. These days it's just isekai, waifufaggotry and haremshit
You drop the storyboards back onto the table in front of you and gesture to Tarou and the other people who are waiting for you to look over the storyboards to follow you. As you get up you say "I think I have a good idea to clear some misunderstandings up, follow me into the living room. It'll be fun and educational." As you make your way there you yell out "Important meeting in the living room, come on!" and Tarou, although he looks confused, yells something similar as well.Within a few minutes everyone is gathered in the living room. You tell them to clear some space in the center of the room and move over to the now cleared area. You look around for a moment before saying "Alright, Maruo-kun, come over here, we're going to do a little exercise." Maruo seems confused but shrugs and moves over to where you are. You then clap your hands and say "Alright, imagine this. I'm Higeki Enno, famous director of Super Mecha Genesis. You're eating at your favorite ramen place and you just happen to see me sitting a couple seats away from me. What do you do?"Maruo thinks for a moment before saying "...I'd be afraid of bothering him so I guess I'd just become more self-conscious and be careful about how I present myself? I'd want to make a good impression at least. I'd make sure that I ate neatly, that I didn't slurp my noodles, stuff like that." As Maruo answers you grin to yourself. Perfect, you knew he didn't have enough self-confidence to say that he'd ask Higeki Enno for an autograph (nor did you). That makes this scenario easier to play out. "Alright, you'd stick to yourself and pay attention to how you act. I'm now going to pretend you and Higeki Enno have finished eating and pretend to be him. How I act is how the Higeki Enno in real life acts, although you can choose to believe I'm lying about that, but more importantly it's the kind of asshole I want everybody to portray him as."
>>3447614As Maruo stands in front of you, looking confused, you put on your best smug frown and shake your head weakly. You then hold your nose up and say in the most annoying voice you can muster "You looked so carefree eating your noodles when I ordered my food, the very image of a man indulging in his earthly desires. But after that you turned into just another average salaryman, someone who held themselves back in order to conform to the cruel bounds of society. I initially thought you were a fellow freethinker with the way you gulped down your meal, but I was clearly mistaken. How can you be one of the artists who's supposed to lead a new age when you hold back so much on such mundane things?"Having finished your impression of Higeki Enno you look back at Maruo and he seems completely flabbergasted. He seems like he's holding back from laughing. He doesn't say anything after a few seconds so you say "Come on, respond the way you would if Higeki Enno said that to you." Maruo chuckles a few times before saying "Kaiji-kun, I get it, but... would anyone, let alone Higeki Enno, act like this? It just seems ridiculous." You respond to Maruo's question with a flat "Yes. Yes, they would. And even if they wouldn't, just bear with me."The next five minutes are spent mostly as part of an angry diatribe about society and how it undermines the arts while Maruo struggles to respond angrily instead of bursting out laughing. Most of the room is laughing so hard they want to cry at this point, seemingly not having grasped that you're not exaggerating by much if at all, but oh well, it seems they got the point.Everyone scatters and the few people who had finished their storyboards go back to rework them after you enlightening performance. Now that you're free for a little bit you...>Jump ahead to storyboarding the ending. It should be fine to do without having seen the other portions, it's not like they all make a story.>Get a couple of the other people who aren't too busy and start preparing the hotpot for lunch, people will probably get hungry sooner rather than later.> Go over the intro for the manga a bit more with Tarou so that you're completely sure it'll set the tone and be a good introduction for the reader.>Insult Higeki Enno more on 2chan until someone brings you a storyboard to look over.>Other
>>3446853Damn, who leaked the alternate titles, those were supposed to be a secret.>>3446755Nah, more like pic related.
>>3447616>Go over the intro for the manga a bit more with Tarou so that you're completely sure it'll set the tone and be a good introduction for the reader.
>>3447616>Get a couple of the other people who aren't too busy and start preparing the hotpot for lunch, people will probably get hungry sooner rather than later.
>>3447616> Go over the intro for the manga a bit more with Tarou so that you're completely sure it'll set the tone and be a good introduction for the reader.
Was in the middle of writing but it came to a tie, I'll close the votes in 18 minutes if the tie is broken or if it isn't broken then whenever I get a tiebreaking vote.
>>3447725If it's not broken afte 18 minutes then you could just roll 1d2 to decide.
>>3447674>>3447721Think about what's more important in the long run: a good manga, or lunch promptly served.Let's not spend our time working on food when we can be working on the product.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3447734Aye, I can, I just usually prefer not to. Oh well, rolling:1 = >go over the intro...2 = >get a couple of...
You decide to go over the intro with Tarou again until somebody needs you to look over storyboards and continue discussing it with him. Over the next 20 minutes you think you make some significant improvements with some of the jokes and the way the panels are arranged. You hand off the pages to the two who were going to help you draw and then turn your attention towards the rest of the group, who now have a few people finishing up their storyboards.After only a couple of minutes you're given three pages worth of storyboards to look over, and then another two, and so on and so forth. You and Tarou go through them as quickly as you can and luckily they all seem at least passable, even if some of them aren't great. You point out the more noticable mistakes and leave some advice behind on the humor and move onto the next. And the next, and the next, and... It's honestly almost soothing. Looking over this many storyboards reminds you of when you used to want to be an editor for a big magazine. That dream fell through and you become a salaryman, but it's still fun to fantasize.Over the next several hours you slowly exhaust your energies as your mind focuses on powering through the many pages of vastly different storyboards. Sadly your sincere effort isn't enough to get the work out of the way quickly and you're left to proofread storyboards through the morning and into the afternoon. At some point someone hands you a bowl from the hotpot but you don't really process the taste and simply gulp it down while trying to think of things to critique on the page you're looking at. By 2 PM you're finally left without work for a period longer than a minute or two and you've looked over most people's work once or twice by now. There might be another rush later, but you think you've gone through the worst of it. For now you just need to make sure nothing goes wrong.Finally having some free time you...>Take a break for a little bit, get some caffeine, and browse 2chan. You could use it and you're sure you'll have to get back to working soon.>Go around the house and look at how everyone's work is going. You've already been shown the storyboards but you should see how the execution is.>Get Tarou to help you think up the ending, now that you have an idea of what the contents of the manga should be like you should be fine. You just need to power through this work while there's still time.>Other
>>3447797Oh, darn, I meant to include this image.
>>3447797>Get Tarou to help you think up the ending, now that you have an idea of what the contents of the manga should be like you should be fine. You just need to power through this work while there's still time.
>>3447848You put aside thoughts of taking it easy for a few minutes after the slog of looking over storyboards and turn to Tarou. "Are you still ready, we still need to storyboard the ending so that there's time to draw it all today." Tarou simply nods in response before following up with "I still need some coffee though. I'll go grab a couple of cups, the coffee machine should be topped off." You grunt something in the affirmative and begin scribbling ideas onto a piece of paper while trying to ignore an oncoming headache.You have a good idea what the ending should look like given the theme of the manga, but there are still several possibilities. The most obvious one is to tease some sort of sequel, but you're unsure if you'll make one for next Comiket (even if you're angry you don't have a ton of free time and you won't be recruiting 25 people to help you next time) and have no idea what that teaser would be. Maybe you could have Higeki Enno just continue being an asshole like always and do the "and so life continues" on sort of ending? Or maybe you can tie together some references from a few of the others works in the manga and make an ending out of that. It might be harder, but you think it would end up being funnier, and at the very least everybody else would appreciate the effort you put into it. Ultimately this is a team effort after all.Tarou gets back with a couple mugs of coffee and you begin nursing yours while you both discuss which of your ideas sounds the best. You're both a little out of it, but you come to an agreement that...>you should tease some sort of sequel. Maybe you can introduce some sort of bigger threat or tease Higeki Enno planning some sort of act of extreme assholery. Hell, maybe you could even tease your self-insert showing up next time. [Feel free to specify what type of teaser you would prefer.]>you should do the "and so life goes on" ending. Just like how society will continue function Higeki Enno will continue being an insufferable prick; these are just the facts of life. It's an easy to plan ending that you can probably still make funny and it's pretty standard overall.>you should make an ending that references some of the other 4-komas and shorts. Everybody else would appreciate it and if done well it could turn out the best.>Other
>>3447889>you should make an ending that references some of the other 4-komas and shorts. Everybody else would appreciate it and if done well it could turn out the best.
>>3447889>>you should make an ending that references some of the other 4-komas and shorts. Everybody else would appreciate it and if done well it could turn out the best.>>3447633Also I see that you are a QM of culture...
After some deliberation you and Tarou come to the conclusion that an ending that references a lot of the other mangakas' contributions would be for the best. Given that you've told them that you won't be partying tonight and how they're probably having to do more pages than they expected, the least you can do are some callbacks to them in the ending.In between reviewing final drafts of a couple of storyboards and answering a few questions you and Tarou begin writing up a storyboard for the ending. In four pages you manage to cram in quite a few references without making it seem too cramped. Among other things you're able to reference a few 4-komas where Higeki Enno pisses off the first alien to ever land on Earth, one where he goes back in time, and one of your favorites, a 4-koma where Higeki Enno was beaten up by Tike Myson in the ring while trying to lecture him about how he shouldn't be bound by the rules of World Boxing Association.After finishing you turn the ending pages over to the couple of people who agreed just to draw and you go around checking everyone else's work. For the most part it's alright and it's better than you'd expect on such a time crunch. Sure, it's not amazing, but that's a given since you've only had a single day to work on it.As you look around you can tell that everyone's a little stressed, but it doesn't seem too bad. After evaluating the situation you... >help out a bit with stuff like beta and screentones where you can but refrain from making any major comments about people's work. Everybody is being pushed kinda hard and you should just let them do their work.>help everyone by pointing out mistakes where you spot them. They're in work mode right now and it should be fine if you try to help them out.>suggest that you all rent out a karaoke machine and sing once you're all done. It'll be a pain to go out and get it, but it should help cheer everybody up.>Other>>3448019I still haven't watched the whole thing, but aye, I am.
>>3448042>>help out a bit with stuff like beta and screentones where you can but refrain from making any major comments about people's work. Everybody is being pushed kinda hard and you should just let them do their work.
>>3448042>help out a bit with stuff like beta and screentones where you can but refrain from making any major comments about people's work. Everybody is being pushed kinda hard and you should just let them do their work.
>>3448064>>3448079You sit down, grab some screentones and ink, and tell everyone to bring whatever grunt work like screentones and betas they need done to you. Truth to be told you don't mind drawing backgrounds or characters, you've drawn plenty of your own manga before, but you should stick to basic work like this to help everybody out so that your styles don't clash. The manga will obviously have different styles between each segment, but having two different art styles unintentionally used in a single 4-koma would be jarring.As quickly as you make your offer you're passed several half finished pages with screen tone numbers written down and areas to ink in marked. You take a deep breath and get to work, zoning out and embracing the smell of the ink and the ability to use your hands like this again. You honestly done all of this in years and you'd be lying if you said it wasn't a bit jarring, but you're happy even if this much work might normally be a pain.The hours pass in a bit of a blur, the only proof that time has actually passed being the sun slowly moving across the sky outside, the increasing amount of coffee in your system, and most importantly the finished pages slowly piling up. Around 5:30 PM you decide to take a short break and see what the current status is. Taking a look at the finished pages you have about 40, and the unfinished pages total up to 23. 63 pages from 25 people... that means around half have done more than two pages. You're gonna have to pay them back later somehow, they're really pulling through for you. Especially one the oldest guy here, Nabe-kun, who's working on his 4th of 5 pages. He was actually serialized in a weekly magazine for a while, and he said he never really had trouble with the schedule. You guess he still has it, even in his 40s.Since everything is well on track to be finished you...>get everyone who's finished and encourage them to help out so you can finish quickly and then relax.>grab a few people and go and grab dinner for everyone. That hotpot didn't go as far as you'd hoped due to how many people showed up, so you'll want to get some more food.>get some ideas for what to afterwards, you should be able to get done with some time to spare to hang out with everyone. The real party will be the day after Comiket, but it wouldn't hurt to relax after this much crunch time.>Other
>>3448120>grab a few people and go and grab dinner for everyone. That hotpot didn't go as far as you'd hoped due to how many people showed up, so you'll want to get some more food
>>3448120>>grab a few people and go and grab dinner for everyone. That hotpot didn't go as far as you'd hoped due to how many people showed up, so you'll want to get some more food.
>>3448120>grab a few people and go and grab dinner for everyone. That hotpot didn't go as far as you'd hoped due to how many people showed up, so you'll want to get some more food.
>>3448126>>3448157>>3448189You figure that it wouldn't hurt for you to leave for a while and grab dinner for everyone. There's a convience store nearby but you don't think anybody is going to want to go and grab a bento or snack food to eat after working such a long day. Sure, the life of a salaryman and endless drinking parties are hell, but that of a mangaka is harder.You get a couple of people who are already done with their work to help you and head down to Japan's favorite restaurant : Kentucky Fried Chicken. You honestly don't have it often outside of Christmas, but you think it'll work for everyone. Who doesn't like chicken? Maybe everyone would prefer a few beers with it, but oh well, you already put the nix on that. You make your way to the nearest location a few streets away and order a few buckets of chicken and some other sides before turning to your phone to kill some time during the wait.As your web browser loads up you...>get ready to make a few posts on 2chan, the Comiket threads are probably heating up in preparation for the event and you can shitpost again about Higeki Enno to amuse yourself.>check all of your old social media and update your posts with a list of circles your new release will be sold at. It's boring and probably won't have much of an effect but at least you can tell yourself you're doing something useful.>check the news, you need to keep up with it to deal with your coworkers and superiors.>Other
>>3448225>check all of your old social media and update your posts with a list of circles your new release will be sold at. It's boring and probably won't have much of an effect but at least you can tell yourself you're doing something useful.Nobody ever unsubs, it’ll be great.
>>3448225>>check all of your old social media and update your posts with a list of circles your new release will be sold at. It's boring and probably won't have much of an effect but at least you can tell yourself you're doing something useful.VIVIBESTGIRL HAS RETURNED!!!111!!!111
>>3448229>>3448241You continue off of your posts from yesterday and add a list of circles where people can buy your new release. This list isn't just one or maybe two locations, but instead consists of 12 spots across three of the four days of Comiket. You're not sure if you're violating any of Comiket's rules by doing this but oh well, you didn't reserve a spot this year so it can't be helped. After you finish updating you check for any replies and see a few posts echoing this sentiment."12 tables????? Is this even allowed?!""Is Vivibestgirl collabing with this many old circles?""did you forget to reserve your own table? wwwwwwwwww, thank your friends"You get a couple replies asking whether you're going to be releasing another Vivitan doujin but ignore them for the time being. You'd rather leave the surprise for tomorrow.After you finish updating your social media and reading through a few replies the food is ready and you cradle a bucket of chicken in your arms as you make your way back to Tarou's house, not having any room left in your hands to fiddle with your phone. The three of you make it back after a short walk and as you enter you say "KFCman is here! Putting the katsu in tonkusatsu!" You realize immediately after the fact that the joke only really works with pork and it's terrible anyways. Oh well, at least you get it.The group of you begin digging in, and even the people who are still working take a break. Everyone begins chatting and Tarou puts some old anime on the TV to play in the background, although you don't recognize it. As everyone eats you...>hurry to finish your food and get back to work, you don't want to risk anything here. The most important thing is to finish this manga on time.>watch the anime and try to figure out what the plot is about, you've never seen it.>chat with everyone else, you haven't had a decent chance to catch up with all the work today.>make a few posts on 2chan, the Comiket threads are probably heating up in preparation for the event and you can shitpost again about Higeki Enno to amuse yourself.>Other
>>3448311>>hurry to finish your food and get back to work, you don't want to risk anything here. The most important thing is to finish this manga on time.The passion that burns in our hearts is reignited!
>>3448311>chat with everyone else, you haven't had a decent chance to catch up with all the work todayWhat a bunch of kings
>>3448311>hurry to finish your food and get back to work, you don't want to risk anything here. The most important thing is to finish this manga on time.As much as I'd like to chat, this manga fuels our confrontation with Enno. It must be perfect!
>>3448311>>chat with everyone else, you haven't had a decent chance to catch up with all the work today.
Update within the next hour.
>>3448311>hurry to finish your food and get back to work, you don't want to risk anything here. The most important thing is to finish this manga on time.Sorry, but we need to get this shit done: a mangaka with a professional team has to break his back just to keep up a weekly schedule, so we need to do as much work as possible every second.We can talk to everyone later, yeah?
You ignore the festive atmosphere and gulp your food food down as quickly as possible. Within 10 minutes you've inhaled enough food for today and find some more work to help with while everyone chats. After another 15 minutes everyone else returns to work and you continue helping with the final stretch.The next several hours pass in relative boredom, inking and cutting and inking and ahhhhh this is getting tiring. It's for the greater good of talking shit about Higeki Enno though, so you have more than enough motivation even if you had to do this for a week straight. The sun switches spots with the moon and by 11 PM everything is done except for a couple of pages you just need to wait for. You look through the nearly finished product and it's not amazing, but it's definitely better than expected given that everybody only worked on it for a single day. You owe everybody one.You walk over to Tarou and ask if it's fine that this is going so late and he nods and says "Yeah, it's fine. As long as we get all the pages there within a few hours it should be ok, my friend was staying up late anyways." You nod and thank him for doing you a big solid and he says "It's fine man, it was fun. It was probably more work than everyone else expected, but after some beers and a party in a few days they'll forget about it."You talk with Tarou for a bit while working out a few minors issues with everyone else; things like whether they want their name put on it and how to split the profits. As for the former it turns out that most people with active circles preferred to be kept off while the retired ones are fine being included besides a few. You and Tarou are listed on the cover while everyone else has their names included by their respective sections. As for the money split, no one really expects it to make money, including you, but you all agree to give the money to Tarou for the printing costs and then split anything leftover by the number of pages drawn. Maybe you'll get enough to buy somebody a drink, who knows.As you wait for the last couple of pages a few people bid their farewells and leave, probably planning to sleep since it's getting late. A few of them, however, start talking about going to karaoke or bowling. You're surprised they have the energy to party after this, but hey, good on them. Before they get out the door one of them, Maruo, glances towards you and says "We're gonna head out and hang out for a couple of hours, you want to join us? Everything here is pretty much done."While you're tempted to join them, it would probably seem flakey to leave now when you're one of the ones who dragged everybody here. There's not really much to do though. You glance at Tarou and he shrugs, seemingly indifferent either way. You...>accept, your work is done here and you don't want to seem like a buzzkill.>decline, you need to stay here until it's done even if you don't really have any work to do.>Other
>>3448907>accept, your work is done here and you don't want to seem like a buzzkill
>>3448921ThisSocialize with the junior and seniors on how life has been treating them and all that shit
>>3448907>>OtherLet them go unwind first, we'll catch up with them later after wrapping up.
Seeing that you're pretty much done and nobody else has any clear problems with it, you may as well accept. You shout back "Yeah, I'll come with you guys, just give me a second to grab my stuff." and shortly after leave with them. The group consists of two men and one woman who were part of older circles and a couple of guys who are still active today. You're familiar with most of them, although one of them is just one of Tarou's friends.As the group of you begin walking you shoot the shit and talk about your current jobs. You'd honestly rather not talk about yours, but you guess it isn't shameful. You... just don't like it. Being a salaryman is a pain in the ass. At least it seems most of them are dealing with the same bull though, although one of them apparently a schoolteacher now.The group of you approach some cheap looking karaoke place and one of your friends says "My brother owns the place, I get a discount. Don't mind the mess, it's actually pretty cool." As you enter the building you get what he means as you can see boxes of random stuff scattered throughout the lobby. Their contents don't really follow any rhyme or reason, so you're wondering if it's like this all the time or if something happened. Maybe you'll ask later.Your friend shakes the hand of the guy in the counter and they banter for a moment before he comes back with a key and says "Room 3, come on, follow me. I ordered some beer too, although Kaiji-kun seems to be holding off on drinking for today. I'm not even going to NatsuComi until the third day so I don't mind getting blitzed." The group of you follow your friend into a normal looking room with a karaoke machine, a table, a couple of couches, and a TV playing some music videos on loop.Everybody chats a little as you flip through a catalog with a list of songs on the table. You haven't done karaoke in a long time so you're not sure what to sing. Eventually you decide on...>just listening to everyone else and chatting, you don't have a great singing voice anyways.>singing some old Jpop song your parents used to listen to.>singing one of your favorite metal songs.>singing some English rock, your English isn't too bad and it'll give everyone a laugh.>singing some old anime opening, nostalgia is a powerful motivator.>OtherSome may say "who gives a shit what song we sing, that doesn't matter", but if there's anything that the Yakuza series has taught me, nothing is more important than karaoke minigames.
>>3448987>>singing some old anime opening, nostalgia is a powerful motivator.Why resist fate?
>>3448987>singing some old anime opening, nostalgia is a powerful motivator.FORTUNATE STAR
>>3448987>singing some old anime opening, nostalgia is a powerful motivator.Ai wo Torimodose!
>>3448987>singing some old anime opening, nostalgia is a powerful motivator.AI YO KIENAIDE MOOO UUUUUM
>>3448991Forgot to add this, obviously this would be from the MC's generation...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt_N8mjrmdw
Not typing up the update right now because I just got back from IRL stuff and now I have something to deal with that will probably last for at least 3-5 hours.Anyways, I was going to roll myself, but screw it:Give me 3 1d100s for how well we're going to sing tonight.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>3449293rollan for voice of the maou
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>3449293
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>3449293ZANKOKU NO TENSHI NO YO NI
You decide that with everybody here you should sing some old anime openings and make everybody nostalgic. You look though the catalog a little bit more before entering a couple of codes and grabbing the mic. Everybody looks at you in anticipation as you hear someone say "Ah, Kaiji-san already figured out what to sing? Me next then." and a few other calls for dibs. You take the center of the room and a low-resolution picture of Ken fills the screen https://youtu.be/BbaaI5xf4y8. A couple of people chuckle as the music starts up and you yell out "YOU WA SHOCK!" It's a little before your time, but who doesn't love Hokuto no Ken? You screech out the song and rock out, and altogether you don't think you did badly. It's a little tiring on your voice though.Your first song is followed up by another of yours, and a couple people jokingly heckle you for it but you claim that it's your right to have two songs as the first one to decide what to sing. It starts up as a familiar opening comes on the TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM3hRFWnTVI and you sing "AI YO KIENAIDDEEE" in as a voice as you can. Maruo laughs and says "What song is this even?" before someone says "It's City Hunter, haven't you watched the classics?" A joking argument starts while you sing and you get called an old man a couple of times. A wry smiles covers your face at these comments and as you finish you say "I'm an old man? I guess you're right, 80s stuff is a little old for someone who was born in 91'. What about Hare Hare Yukai next, that's what someone my age would sing, right? Do you all still remember the dance?" A few people laugh and beg you not to as the next person takes the mic.After you sing you hear Flyers begin playing. https://youtu.be/9wh8FgsEtNQ The one singing is a friend of yours who can't hold a note, and you cringe a little bit but put your hands up anyways. Next you get to hear a pretty good rendition of a song you vaguely recognize https://youtu.be/_mkiGMtbrPM, but in the process the singer butchers the English parts and you give him some shit for it. After a few old Jpop songs it comes back around your turn and you get to fill the room with the longest "JIBUN WO" you've ever held. https://youtu.be/FUH9S44D1BM A couple more hours and a few more rounds of songs https://youtu.be/dt_N8mjrmdw https://youtu.be/hjTAakwP924 https://youtu.be/tg8Jahz6RM4 later you part ways. That's the best time you've had in a while, you're glad you had a chance to hang out. You check your phone for the time and see that's it's already a little past 1 AM. You...>Head back to your hotel room for the night, you need to get some sleep for Comiket tomorrow.>Make your way back to Tarou's house and see if they're done yet or if they need any help.>Other
My GM split the party into a bunch of parts and so I had time to write the update in between him parsing. Whoo.>>3449327You would have sung that a couple days ago, but right now you don't want to sing anything from Super Mecha Genesis. Damn Higeki Enno. grumble grumble
>>3449673>Make your way back to Tarou's house and see if they're done yet or if they need any help
You figure that you should swing by Tarou's and see how everything's doing even if they should be done and haven't indicated they need you. You shoot Tarou a quick text saying that you'll be dropping by before you stop at your hotel and walk over there as quickly as you can, glancing rather suspiciously at the darkness around you, even if it's silly to worry about getting mugged in a good neighborhood like this.After a short walk you're back to Tarou's place and upon entering you're greeted by Tarou and a single one of his friends, the one who insisted on doing five pages, helping him clean up. "You're done?" you ask as you take a seat and look around. Tarou replies "Yup, my friend came and picked up the manga half an hour ago. It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn good given the time constraint. Talk about cutting deadlines close." You nod and say "I'll head back to the hotel then, hopefully I'll see you some time in the next few days." Tarou waves goodbye and says "Yep, maybe we can meet up at some point. We'll probably be too busy picking up doujins and merchandise though."You make your way back to the hotel and make it there around 1:30 AM. You quickly throw your clothes onto the ground, jump into the shower, and then flop down onto your bed and cuddle with your Vivi-tan body pillow before falling asleep.
That afternoon in Higeki Enno's hotel room... "Hey, I heard your nephew was really into Vivi-tan, is that true? Why am I asking? I'm doing some research, don't worry about it. The username is VivitanWaifuMaterial69? Alright, I'll add him and call him later. Yes, you too. Bye." Higeki Enno closes the phone before going over to his computer to type something and entering a voice call shortly after. "Your uncle should have told you I was calling, right? Yes, I am the famous, handsome Higeki Enno. Yes, I know that Super Mecha Genesis is a great anime, I'm the one who directed it, of course it's great. If you tell me about your fan theory I'm hanging up right now, theories don't matter, the correct interpretation is the one I meant while making it. Anyways, Vivi-tan is your... waifu, right?" After saying this Higeki Enno freezes and shudders for a moment before going back to normal. "Alright then, this may seem sudden, but I'm giving you 30 million yen. I need you to go around C96 on day one and buy out all of the Vivi-tan doujins. Yes, buy them out. Leave not a single copy left for anyone else. No, you don't get to keep all of the money you dumbass, if you keep the money you didn't need to spend then I'm going after your fat ass. No, you can't add me as friends after this, I have serious problems with how society seems to require you to become friends with every stranger you talk to- Wait, wait, I'm getting off topic. Buy the doujins, call me back afterwards and send the money leftover to the account I send it from. Sure, you can keep transportation fees, I don't care. No, hopefully we won't talk later. Goodbye."Higeki Enno takes off his headset and closes the computer before muttering "Disgusting." to himself. He then leans back in his chair and smiles before saying "This should lure him out. It'll be entertaining to see how he deals with not being able to get doujins of his precious 'waifu'. A man that dedicated couldn't just let this pass, could he?"
The next morning, Ouji Kaiji's hotel room You wake up at 5 AM, slightly tired but ready for one of your favorite days of the year. You have your schedule for Comiket planned out, and besides just buying merch and enjoying the atmosphere, you have three clear goals:1. Today you need to buy out 15 Vivi-tan doujins that will be released this year. Luckily they're all released the same day, the day the video game booths are going up, so you won't have to worry about missing out on doujins including your waifu after this.2. Tomorrow a couple of your favorite cosplayers will be holding photoshoots at Comiket. You need to get pictures with them. One of them is cosplaying as your beautiful waifu, Vivi-tan, and the other is going as Takumi's 86 from Initial D, which you're interested in seeing to say the least.3. On the third day of Comiket Nobuyaki Fukumoto is holding a talk. You reserved a ticket ahead of time and need to attend it. Ideally you'd be able to get his autograph on your first volumes of Akagi and Kaiji.Having reviewed your goals for Comiket and woken up slightly you...>Head over to Tokyo Big Sight after picking up breakfast and line up early, the attendence is lower this year but you still want to be in as early as possible.>Head over to Tarou's house and see how he's doing after last night, he should be heading over to Comiket too.>Stop at one of Tokyo's most glorious attractions- a maid cafe, and grab breakfast while shitposting on 2chan.>Other
>>3449673Hella late, but>make your way to Tarou houseIt's only fair
>>3450121>tfw thread didn't update. >>3450111>head to Tokyo Big Sight, send a message to Tarou or give him a call in the meanwhile
>>3450111>Head over to Tokyo Big Sight after picking up breakfast and line up early, the attendence is lower this year but you still want to be in as early as possible.
>>3450111>>Head over to Tokyo Big Sight after picking up breakfast and line up early, the attendence is lower this year but you still want to be in as early as possible.This is an annual ritual.>>3450109>go around C96 on day one and buy out all of the Vivi-tan doujinsMuthafucker's playing some 4-dimensional chess game here, but then so are we.
>>3450111>Head over to Tokyo Big Sight after picking up breakfast and line up early, the attendence is lower this year but you still want to be in as early as possible
You gather your things and decide to grab breakfast at a nearby cafe that's open early before going over to Tokyo Big Sight and lining up. You text Tarou "Heading over to Tokyo Big Sight after I eat breakfast, you?", figuring that you can line up with him if he's doing the same.About 10 minutes later you're sitting in an almost deserted cafe drinking a black coffee and waiting for your breakfast. You scroll through news articles until you're too bored to continue and then open 2chan on your phone, glad to see that everybody else is as hyped as you are this Comiket. Well, maybe a little less hyped than you are, you have something special to look forward to this Comiket. Soon your breakfast arrives and you dig into it, devouring the plate of food in less than 10 minutes. After that you wash it down with some water, pay the bill, and leave.You make your way to Tokyo Big Sight, only stopping along the way to pick up a few snacks and drinks for your four hour plus stint in line and for walking around Comiket all day. You arrive at the venue by 5:40 AM and the line is extremely short, meaning you should be one of the first ones in. You sight in relief and take a seat on the ground before starting to look through 2chan again. Maybe you should've brought a chair to sit on, although those are always a pain in the ass to carry around after you're done with the line. Oh well, the ground isn't that bad.As you sit in line you...>catch up on your manga backlog, it's as good a time as any.>play Azur Lane, you're not really into gacha games but the girls, they're cute!>browse 2chan for the foreseeable future, there's lot of shitposting about Higeki Enno to do and no one but you to do it.>try to get some extra sleep for a couple of hours and hope no one cuts you in line until you wake up.>Other
>>3451483>>catch up on your manga backlog, it's as good a time as any.Hopefully we are able to get doujins of our waifu
>>3451483>catch up on your manga backlog, it's as good a time as any.>>3451494I hope so too. Could we do one doujin if we had the time afterward?
>>3451494>>3451497You figure that you may as well catch up on your manga backlog as you have a very, very long wait in line ahead of you. You begin looking through the manga you've been planning to read and pass on about five of them before you settle on reading Saikyou Densetsu Kurosawa. It's by one of your favorite authors and it's pretty short, so you could be able to finish it in line. Ten minutes later Wow, you can really relate with this main character. Probably a little too much. You need to keep reading, this is good. 7:00 AM Oh god, who do these bastards think they are, the man is just trying to live a peaceful life. Dammit, dammit... 7:30 AM OH YEAH, FUCK THEM UP, GET YOUR REVENGE, FUCK YEAH. 7:33 AM Oh no. 7:36 AM Fuck fuck fuck fuck the main character is fucked. 7:37 AM FUCK YEAH MAIN CHARACTER, YOU'RE AWESOME. 9:53 AM You've just managed to finish the manga far faster then you thought was possible and are now crying in a queue. That ending was so sad, fuck. Well, you need to forget about that, you have some doujins to buy, you can't be sad over fictional characters right now. You saw that there was a sequel, so you'll check it out. Hopefully it's not shit. It's shit At 10:00 AM Comiket opens for the day and within a few minutes you're inside. Waiting in the line that long paid off! Once you're inside you...>Check on your friends who helped you yesterday and see how they're doing. It's the least you can do after they helped you out that much.>Go to buy the doujins of your waifu immediately. It's unlikely that any of them will sell out before the end of the day, but you don't want to take any chances.>Other >>3451497It would take a long time to finish it on top of work, but if you did it after Comiket ended you could have one ready for Comiket 97, yeah. You just haven't prioritized it in recent years because you've been so busy with the bullshit life of a salaryman.
>>3451821>Go to buy the doujins of your waifu immediately. It's unlikely that any of them will sell out before the end of the day, but you don't want to take any chances.ゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴゴ
>>3451821>Go to buy the doujins of your waifu immediately. It's unlikely that any of them will sell out before the end of the day, but you don't want to take any chances.Time to confront the rival Vivi-tan buyer!Also, the waifu's name is killing me. The only Vivi I know is the FF9 character.
You go to buy your doujins first- friendship is temporary, but waifus are forever. You make your way to the first booth and buy your first doujin without even waiting in line, and after that quickly buy the second one. You're feeling pretty proud of yourself for coming so early.While waiting in line at the third booth, however, you see someone about 5 spaces ahead of you carrying a large, aluminum briefcase. You vaguely recognize them from previous Comikets since they're also buying the same Vivitan doujins as you. You don't think much of them besides "Oh, it's them again." except when they reach the front they simply say "I'd like to buy all your copies left." As your mouth gapes open in confusion the woman standing at the table blinks, confusedly, before asking him to repeat himself. He then says "I'd like to buy all the copies left."The woman laughs before saying "There are 389 copies left, you can't buy all of th-" before being cut off by the man opening up his briefcase. You're not sure what's inside, but once the case is opened the woman's eyes light up and her mouth stays wide open. She stutters for a moment before she says "I can't just sell all of the copies left to one person, they're supposed to be spread am-" She's cut off again and he says "I'll pay double the asking price." The woman gulps before hesitantly saying "Alright then... it's all yours sir."As this happens you...>break in with a touching speech about the true meaning of making doujinishi and how you shouldn't sell out.>try to rile up the line about how this isn't fair.>offer 300% of the original price to buy a single copy. The man should be willing to part with one, right? He doesn't NEED all of them.>prepare to follow the man and try to barter with him later.>prepare to follow the man and steal a copy from him when you get a chance.>Other
>>3451978try to rile up the line about how this isn't fair.
>>3451978>>try to rile up the line about how this isn't fair.
Your mind is reeling. How can this asshole suddenly come here with a briefcase full of... what, money, and then suddenly steal away the doujins of your precious waifu? Who does this bastard think he is? You step out of line and loudly clear your throat before saying "How is this fair? We all came to Comiket to buy your doujin and now you're telling us that you're going to sell every single copy to this guy just for the money? I've released at 12 consecutive Comikets and 3 Reitaisais, and as a result I'd consider Tokyo Big Sight to be a second home to me. As someone who shares that second home, why would you disgrace it by acting like this? At the very least you should sell copies to everybody who's currently lined up. Right everyone?"As you raise your voice to end your speech a few people speak up and say "Right! It's not fair that we've had to wait in line and you're just giving us the shaft! At least sell us a copy! I'll pay the same rate he's paying - double the asking price." The entire line begins speaking up and making noise and the people nearby seem to be paying attention and gossipping about what's going on. The woman manning the table turns to the bastard trying to buy every copy and says "Sorry sir, they do have a point? I'll take out 12 copies for everybody else in line and then you can buy the rest, okay?" As the woman gets ready to do so the man puts on a smug smile and says "It's all or nothing."The woman stops moving and says "What?" before the man repeats "It's all or nothing. If you sell them a single copy I'm walking away. I'll even up how much I'm willing to pay- three times the original price for every copy, and not a single copy sold to them. Take it or leave it." The woman trembles in agitation before bowing and saying "Sorry everyone, I'll be taking the deal. Look forward to my work at next Comiket." A few more disgruntled jeers fill the air but no one seems to be willing to go forward to stop him. You...>hurry to the next stand before this bastard can get here, you'll find a way to get a copy later, whether it's off of him or on of the 11 people who already bought one.>try to get everyone angry enough to start an incident, you think the breaking point is close.>prepare to follow the man and barter with him later.>prepare to follow the man and steal a copy from him when you get a chance.>grab a copy off of the table, leave a 2000 yen bill as payment (a bit more than 3x the original price), and then run away. You're getting this doujin no matter what.>Other
>>3452891>hurry to the next stand before this bastard can get here, you'll find a way to get a copy later, whether it's off of him or on of the 11 people who already bought one.Asshole can’t be at two places at once
>>3452891>try to get everyone angry enough to start an incident, you think the breaking point is close.
>>3452891>hurry to the next stand before this bastard can get here, you'll find a way to get a copy later, whether it's off of him or on of the 11 people who already bought one.
>>3452891>hurry to the next stand before this bastard can get here, you'll find a way to get a copy later, whether it's off of him or on of the 11 people who already bought one.If we just try to stay ahead of him, we can make sure we get at least some of the doujins we want.
>>3452891>hurry to the next standUnless Enno kitted out like 6 other people with those cases there's no way he can buy out everything before we snag some stuff.t. went with a group of 3 last year and still came up way short of the to-buy list
>>3452891>>hurry to the next stand before this bastard can get here, you'll find a way to get a copy later, whether it's off of him or on of the 11 people who already bought one.Enno's going to indirectly cause a run on doujin stalls.
>>3452900>>3453317>>3453358>>3453359>>3453475You need to hurry. You don't know if this bastard is going to buy out any other stands, maybe that was just his favorite artist, but you aren't taking any chances. As you're leaving you see a man with a trolley approach the table and begin loading up stacks of doujins. Well, you guess it makes sense, if he has enough money to buy out the table he has enough to hire someone to move the doujins for him. You reach the next table pretty quickly and line up. This is good, he's not here yet.As you stand in line you become more relieved. Nothing is happening, you can still get the rest of your doujins without issue. The line is longer than usual since the last stand just got bought out, but that's fine, you're willing to wait for a little while. You'll have to find a way to get a copy of the other doujin, but you can think about how to do that later. Once you're about halfway through the line you see the bastard from before approaching with his briefcase. You swear under your breath and wait for him to move past the stand, but he then takes a place at the back of the line.Fuck, he's coming here too? Calm down, he can't have enough money to buy out every doujin he wants. Last table was probably a one off deal. Even if he did have enough money, he needs to wait in line with the rest of you. Well, you're not completely sure he couldn't just bribe the people in line to let him cut if he really had a briefcase full of money, but as long as you're in his way you won't be bribed. As you stand there and think you decide to...>move onto the next stand, he might buy this one out and you want to have at least bought something before he does so.>wait for your turn, he's behind you in line so even if he does anything it'll be after you.>start talking shit about him to the other guys in line, fuck that guy.>Other
>>3453713>start talking shit about him to the other guys in line, fuck that guyACHTUNG
>>3453713>>wait for your turn, he's behind you in line so even if he does anything it'll be after you.Let's observe if this guy tries to pull the same shit again, after blowing about a million yen on doujinshi.
>>3453713>wait for your turn, he's behind you in line so even if he does anything it'll be after you.
> start talking shit about him to the other guys in line, fuck that guy
If there's not a tiebreaker I'll roll for the next choice in 22 minutes.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Sorry about that delay, had to take care of something.1 = talk shit2 = wait for your turn
God this guy irritates you. You're tempted to complain about him to the others in the line, possibly to rile them up in case he tries anything later, but it's not worth causing an incident right now. You keep a close eye on him and although he doesn't pay any attention to you, you may as well be staring daggers through him.After a very short wait you see the man pull out a large stack of bills from his briefcase and tap the guy in front of him on the shoulder. He says something and hands him a bill before taking his place, and then this repeats several times as he begins moving up through the line. Is he really going to bribe his way through the line?! This is ridiculous! Oh well, at least he can't bribe you, not unless he offers you enough money to hire someone to kick his ass.When you're 3rd in line the man has made his way behind you and then prepares to bribe you. He waves at you and "Hey, you probably heard me earlier in line, I'll give you 2000 yen to switch spots. What do you say, it's not a bad deal."You scowl and in response...>say that you'll only let him cut in front of you for 1,000,000 yen. He'd never take that, and even if he did you could use that money to outbid him if he acts up later.>say that he should stay in his own spot in line and there are no if ands or buts about it.>give him the finger and ignore him. You're getting this doujin and he can't stop you.>Other
>>3454425>say that you'll only let him cut in front of you for 1,000,000 yen. He'd never take that, and even if he did you could use that money to outbid him if he acts up laterPreferably delivered as antagonistically as possible
>>3454425>say that you'll only let him cut in front of you for 1,000,000 yen. He'd never take that, and even if he did you could use that money to outbid him if he acts up later.
>>3454425>say that you'll only let him cut in front of you for 30,000,000 yen. He'd never take that, and even if he did you could use that money to outbid him if he acts up later.
>>3454425I'll switch to supporting >>3454487
>>3454425>>give him the finger and ignore him. You're getting this doujin and he can't stop you.
A dry smile covers your face as you stare at this smug asshole's face. Bribing you to let him cut in line? Alright then, sure. He can cut in line, but he's going to fork out way more money before you're willing to give him a spot! Your face lights up as you happily respond "You know what, you can cut in front of me! I'll need a little more than 2000 yen though! What about... 1,000,000 yen? That sounds fair, right?"His face turns to a frown and he says "1,000,000.... I have it, but..." Before he can finish speaking you say "You have it? Good then, I'll take it. You know what, nevermind, that number does seem a little off, I know you must be feeling guilty for taking advantage of me. You offered 2000 yen earlier, right? Why don't we add a few more zeroes to that and make it 20,000,000 yen? Or maybe 30,000,000 yen. That sounds fair, right?" As you finish talking the bastard seems shocked by your boldness, but after you finish he regains he senses and says "20,000,000 yen... I can't do that. That's too much."After a second of standing there the man smiles to himself and says "20,000,000 yen is a lot of money. Big money. That's money that you risk your life getting. In comparison, what the fuck are you? Anyways, get out of the way or I can get you out of the way." Did... did he just make a Kaiji reference? Well then, your angry venting just might play off. If you can stall him long enough before he makes some sort of move to get you out of line, although you're not sure what exactly he's planning...You put on an aggressive smile and say "Oh, quoting Fukumoto? What's your name, Tonegawa?" He looks back at you, a smug look mixing together with genuine happiness on his face and says "That would make you Kaiji then?" You chuckle a few times and say "Yes actually, my last name is Kaiji. Ouji Kaiji." "Oh, Kaiji-san then? Why do you think you can stand up against my 'Teiai Corporation' contained with this briefcase? Shouldn't you just give it up and let yourself earn some money on the way out? You're not going to win this gamble." As he continues playing along with your references you notice that the person behind you has bought his doujin and smile to yourself. You've won this one. You turn around and say "You may have thought I wasn't going to win, but sometimes risky gambles pay off. You forgot about what happened during E-Card Tonegawa."You slam your money down on the table and grab a doujin as you hear the man begin swearing behind you. As you leave you hear him launching into his tirade about buying out the stand. You managed to win by appealing to his love of manga, but it won't work again. You need a plan. You...>move to the next table you need to go to, you'll figure something then.>move to the second closest table with a Vivitan doujin, that should buy you a bit of a buffer.>wait nearby and try to trip him and take his briefcase. You not going to keep it- that would be very criminal- but you can hide it somewhere else so he can't spend more.
>>3455251>move to the next table you need to go to, you'll figure something thenMuda muda
>>3455251>move to the next table you need to go to, you'll figure something then.
>>3455251>Go see the security, there's a strange man with a wallet going to each of the booth and buying everything they have.>Call your friends and inform them about what's going on, see if yu can get them to help.Amusingly enough, I didn't find Higeki to be that asshole-ish and I would have prefered to retort that changing/being inspired to change just because a famous person asked you to seems like conformism.
>>3455779I dunno, being berated by a titan of the medium for trying to behave like a socialized human being when fans of said medium have unfortunate depictions of them can come across as pretty assholish...Even if deep down inside he doesn't really believe half the bullshit he rants about.
I'll host a session in around 6 hours, cramming for a test right now.
You begin thinking of a plan, and while you come up with a couple of ideas, you can't think of anything that you're willing to go through with yet. You guess you'll just head to the next stand for now and once that asshole arrives you'll deal with it. You're tied at one win and one loss so far, so this will be the tiebreaker. You weave your way through the crowd as best as you can and arrive at the table of your next Vivitan doujin shortly after.The line begins moving forward and as it does you text your friends and ask about the situation at their tables. Apparently they're doing alright and the manga you made yesterday is actually selling pretty well, although whether it's due to quality or novelty, you have no idea. You smile to yourself a bit at the thought of Higeki Enno seeing your book and begin chuckling under your breath.As you're fantasizing about that shock on that insufferable prick's face you see the bastard from before enter the line, although he looks slightly defeated. You quickly look away from him, hoping he hasn't noticed you yet, and...>Just keep your place in line. He can't force you to leave, even if he seems to think otherwise.>Talk shit about him, after two buy outs some of the people in line may have heard about him and be angry enough to do something.>Discretely get out of line and inform security about the incidents, you're honestly not sure but maybe there's some sort of rule against this.>Call Tarou and convince him to help you pick up some of your doujins, he does have things he needs to buy but you can help him later and his waifu doesn't have some ugly prick with a briefcase putting their dirty hands all over every copy of her doujins.>Other Just like the real Comiket, we're spending most of our decisions in line.
>>3456991>Talk shit about him, after two buy outs some of the people in line may have heard about him and be angry enough to do something
>>3456991>Talk shit about him, after two buy outs some of the people in line may have heard about him and be angry enough to do something.
>>3456991>Other "So are are you a Vivi-tan fanatic as well? She really is the best as you know.All these people put so much appreciation and such love into thier work.But doing what you are, trying to monopolize these great stories and pictures...each made with love for her...those artists and their feelings... to take everything to make her your own...it doesn't work like that way."
>>3456991>>Just keep your place in line. He can't force you to leave, even if he seems to think otherwise.
As he enters the line your annoyance boils over a bit and all you can really think of is your desire to talk shit about him. He's already bought out two tables worth of Vivitan doujins, surely a few people here have heard about that and are annoyed.You turn to the man behind you and ask if he heard about the asshole with a briefcase buying out all the Vivitan doujins. He says he hasn't and you begin regaling him with a slightly exaggerated tale of what happened. As you do you so the man behind him, one of his friends, joins into the conversation and becomes very irate by the end. Apparently he flew out from his job overseas in South Korea to come here and will not take kindly to someone sabatoging his to-buy list like this.As the line moves up the guy moves up the line the same way he did before with his bribes until he reaches the man working overseas in South Korea two spots behind you. You hear the bribe get offered before the man replies "Go fuck yourself, you're not buying out this table too." before following it up with some angry sounding Korean. The man buying out tables seems slightly taken aback but just says "Okay then." and goes to play on his phone or something.You feel victorious and wonder why he's less aggressive than earlier, but it doesn't matter- you'll get your doujin! As you're thinking this you see a member of the staff walk towards your part of the line and a sense of schaudenfruede fills you as you wait to see that bastard get his comeuppance. Why would they come here if it wasn't to deal with him? As you wait for this, however, you see him walk up to the man from South Korea and ask him to come with him. He confusedly asks why, saying that he didn't do anything, and the member of the staff replies that they're checking for counterfeit attendence bands and there's a suspicion that his could be one. After a short protest he leaves the line with him and the bastard from before moves up, a wide smile on his face.After that he asks if he can move ahead of the person behind you and they nervously say "Go ahead.", leaving him just behind you. At this point you're most of the way through the line, but there are still 4 people in front of you. You're not sure if you'll be able to stall like befor, but if you wait for him to try what he did before then you'll probably make it through the line before he can do anything. Of course he may have other methods, but if he does you haven't seen them. You...>Ignore anything he says and stay where you are.>Move two tables up, for now you've lost this battle. If you're stuck with security this guy will buy out at least a few doujins before you're back.>Ask him frankly why he feels the need to do this, this is just ridiculous and ruining everyone else's time.>Reveal your identity and threaten to never make a Vivitan doujin again if he cuts in front of you. It's not a powerful threat since you haven't published anything in a few years, but at least it'll make him stop and think.>Other
>>3457699>>Ask him frankly why he feels the need to do this, this is just ridiculous and ruining everyone else's time.
>>3457699>Ignore anything he says and stay where you are.Let's save the trump card for when we need it.
>>3457699>Ask him frankly why he feels the need to do this, this is just ridiculous and ruining everyone else's time.
>>3457699>Ask him frankly why he feels the need to do this, this is just ridiculous and ruining everyone else's time.Now our knowledge won't be meta.
You stare at him and rub your forehead in exasparation, annoyed by this guy's persistance. What the fuck is wrong with him? Why is this guy obsessed with buying out all the doujins? Is he that obsessed with keeping his waifu or favorite character to himself? You sigh loudly and say "Before I'm doing anything I want you to tell me why you're doing this. Maybe if you have a good enough reason I'll give you my spot in line." That last part is obviously a lie, you'd never let this annoying bastard buy out your waifu's doujins before you got a copy, but it might make him more willing to speak if he thinks he'll get something out of it.The man smiles at you and says "My motivations? Well, I was actually hired to buy out these stands today, but I can't say any more than that. It's not like I mind though- piles of doujins about my precious Vivi-tan filling my house that almost no one else owns? Sounds great. If I really wanted to I could resell these later at a marked up price, although I'll probably end up keeping most of them. Reselling part of them to buy more merchandise I don't have does sound worthwhile though."Someone hired them? They had them come here to do this and buy out a bunch of stands? Who the hell would do that. While you can't figure out the logic behind that, it doesn't seem as if he's lying. While you're talking you've moved up a space and line and the man says "Alright then, I'm not letting you stall again, what will it be: Are you getting out of line or am I going to have to do something myself?"You...>Ignore anything he says and stay where you are.>Move two tables up, for now you've lost this battle. If you're stuck with security this guy will buy out at least a few doujins before you're back.>Ask him what merchandise he doesn't have. You're not going to give him anything, but he might get caught up in talking about it. Maybe you could even barter with him and then scam him later.>Reveal your identity and threaten to never make a Vivitan doujin again if he cuts in front of you. It's not a powerful threat since you haven't published anything in a few years, but at least it'll make him stop and think.>Other
>>3458435>Ask him what merchandise he doesn't have. You're not going to give him anything, but he might get caught up in talking about it. Maybe you could even barter with him and then scam him later.Flex that Vivi-tan knowledge
>>3458435>Ask him what merchandise he doesn't have. You're not going to give him anything, but he might get caught up in talking about it. Maybe you could even barter with him and then scam him later.
>>3458435>>Ask him what merchandise he doesn't have. You're not going to give him anything, but he might get caught up in talking about it. Maybe you could even barter with him and then scam him later.
You ignore the man's question and say "You're missing merchandise? Really?" in a slightly deresive tone before saying "Alright, what are you missing." As you're talking he says "I'm not answering until you get behind m-" and you cut him off and say "Then make this quick, what are you missing." He frowns for a moment before saying "Quite a few things but the higher priority items are the 2003 series of figurines, the limited edition of the second game sold only in Italy, the limited edition poster that was sold in America, and a lot of the rarer doujins from the 2006 to 2010 period. Now move."Currently you have a massive smile on your face. It grew every time he listed off an item, as you have everything he needs. If he said he needed the series of promotional fridge magnets even you'd be out of luck, but pretty much everything else you've collected over the past 15 years as they came out by saving up money from the holidays and doing odd jobs around your neighborhood. You could use this as a bargaining chip later. As you think about this to yourself you see the man near you once more and say "Look, I'm not dragging this out longer, get out of line."In response to his anger you...>Ignore anything he says and stay where you are.>Move two tables up, for now you've lost this battle. If you're stuck with security this guy will buy out at least a few doujins before you're back.>Say some rheotorical question like "What if I had that merchandise?" without actually propositioning anything. It will force him to think even if you have no intention of bargaining with him.>Reveal your identity and threaten to never make a Vivitan doujin again if he cuts in front of you. It's not a powerful threat since you haven't published anything in a few years, but at least it'll make him stop and think.>Other
>>3459023>Say some rheotorical question like "What if I had that merchandise?" without actually propositioning anything. It will force him to think even if you have no intention of bargaining with him.
>>3459023>>Ignore anything he says and stay where you are.
Gonna break the tie with RNG in 41 minutes if there isn't a tiebreaker vote.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3459099>>34590461 = ">Say some rhetorical..."2 = ">Ignore anything he..."
You respond "What if I had the merchandise?" while staring straight at him. You don't say anything further and simply wait for his response. His force morphs between several emotions but after about 15 seconds of indeicision it settles into a neutral expression. He says "I don't care, you're just trying to stall me, I'm doing this now." The man sighs and tries to move past you, but before he can you quickly open up an old picture you took on your smartphone and shove the screen in his face.He initially tries to dodge your hand but stops moving after seeing the picture you're showing him. He gasps before saying "Is that...". You answer the question you know he's going to ask before he has a chance to say it. "Yes, that is the 2003 Vivitan Cheerleader figurine, the 3rd in the series." After standing speechless he begins blabber out something about the figure, but at the same time the people behind you in line finish their purchases. You turn around, ignoring whatever he was about to say, and quickly buy your doujin before waving goodbye. You hear some familiar swearing behind you, but then it's followed up by the sound of a phone ringing.You glance behind you and see that idiot looking at his phone, which means he must've been the one who got a phonecall. He stares at it for a few seconds before turning back to the person at the table and going on their normal tirade about buying the table out. You're about to ignore it and hurry to the next table, but you notice that he's still holding the phone open in his other hand. Maybe he'll answer the call immediately after he's done? If it's important it may be helpful, if it isn't then this phonecall could be your chance to get the next doujin.You decide to...>stay for now and see if you can eavesdrop on his possible phone call.>hurry to the next table, if he's going to make a phone call then that's your chance to get another doujin without dealing with him.>Other
>>3459240>hurry to the next table, if he's going to make a phone call then that's your chance to get another doujin without dealing with him.
>>3459240>hurry to the next table
>>3459240This would be a good time to call security on the dude desu.
>>3459240>>hurry to the next table, if he's going to make a phone call then that's your chance to get another doujin without dealing with him.I'm sure as the super hardcore Vivi-tan lover, our MC has three examples of every piece of merchandise ever made, one for play cumming on, one is in a glass display cabinet and one BNIB and shrink wrapped.Except for the fridge magnets. Damn gacha.
>>3459384He's already demonstrated control over security by having a guy taken out of line to be checked for a counterfeit band. Security is a lose-condition for us.
You resist your curiosity to stay and eavesdrop on him if he takes the phone call and hurry to your next stand. The line from the last table seems to be breaking up more quickly than before, likely because this people have started hearing about this bullshit. God, this is a pain, it could cause the lines at the other stands to increase. You walk as quickly as you can through the crowd and reach the next table after a couple of minutes.You wait in line, nervously waiting for the man from before to enter line and trying to think of a way to counter him. You have a few ideas, but given how irritated he seemed he probably won't let you do that again. Still, you're 2-1: you're currently winning. You just need to keep the momentum going for now and figure out how to deal with him as he appears.As you wait in line you get slightly confused. Where is he? He couldn't have gone to another stand, could he? You hesitantly open up 2chan while watching the back of the line for him to appear, figuring that you should keep up to date with the situation.The thread is mostly normal, but you do find a couple of conversations mentioning the situation."｡･ﾟﾟ*(>д<)*ﾟﾟ･｡ somebody bought out Jax's Vivitan doujin""cvTubvJz, bought out? The doujin sold out that quick?""no, it didn't there were almost 400 copies left. He came in like Kaiba with a metal briefcase and bought every copy. RIP (×﹏×)""wwwww, Kaiba quit playing Duel Monsters and started playing Mecha Soldier Vivi-tan.""wwwwwwww, Kaiba is buying out Game Factory next so he can make Vivi-tan games"Among these posts are updates on what stand he's at, but you don't see any mentioned after that.You put away your phone and continue looking at the back of the line, but he never appears. You buy your doujin without trouble and check it again after you get out of line, but then you get a phonecall from one of the people you worked with yesterday. You answer it and they immediately say "Someone bought every copy of the manga we made!"You hesitantly reply "...What?" and they explain the situation. That annoying, knockoff Kaiba showed up and bought out every copy of the manga about Higeki Enno you made. You could blame your friend, but what are you going to do, they sold out for hundreds of thousands of yen. They could use the money, you're happy for them.Why did he do that? He doesn't know who you are and would much rather buy Vivi-tan doujins, right? Then it hits you. Someone hired him. Could that person be... Higeki Enno? He couldn't be so petty he would do something like this just to mess with you after you argued with him, right? Well, maybe he would be, you're not sure. He's an asshole. It doesn't matter right now though, what matters is stopping this guy. You...>buy your Vivi-tan doujins, you'll be able to get most of them before he comes back.>go to your friend's stands to stop him. You all worked on that manga together and want it to be shared with everyone at Comiket.>Other
>>3460267>go to your friend's stands to stop him. You all worked on that manga together and want it to be shared with everyone at Comiket.Damn bastard
>>3460267>buy your Vivi-tan doujins, you'll be able to get most of them before he comes back.The faggot not only springs to his idol's events to give us time to get the dousing that actually matter, but gives our friends a fuckload of money at no extra cost? How thoughtful!Come on, guys, no need to stop him. We can publish our shit online or at next Comiket if we really need to.
>>3460364*defence, not events*doujins, not dousing Fuck
>>3460364>>3460275>>3460267Fine, that’s true. Maybe call our distributors and remind them to run up the price while we’re queuing?>buy your Vivi-tan doujins, you'll be able to get most of them before he comes back
>>3460267>>buy your Vivi-tan doujins, you'll be able to get most of them before he comes back.
>>3460267>>buy your Vivi-tan doujins, you'll be able to get most of them before he comes back.Call up our buddies whose stands haven’t been bought out yet and get them jack up the price.
He's trying to buy out your doujin? Oh well, who cares. You guys still made it together, and a few of them will be running tables in the following couple of days, so while it won't get out to as many people, you can still have people see it. More importantly, now you can buy your Vivi-tan doujins! But first...You call of your friends and they say "I need to go, I'm running the table right now." Before they can hang up you say "Wait, wait, this is important. If a guy with a massive metal briefcase comes up to your table he's going to try to buy all the copies of the manga we worked on. Up the price when he's near the front. Good luck." You make similar calls to all of your friends selling the manga as you head to the next table, laughing all the way.As you're in the next line you get a text about the same thing happening and smile to yourself. You then buy your doujin and head to the next table, in a good mood (ignoring the one doujin you still need to get a copy of), but then get another text on your phone. You go to check it and it just says that the manga you guys made are being confiscated by security for the time being. Apparently there's some rule you've violated by selling a second, unregistered work at someone else's table without the permission from organizing comittee, and on top of that it's a slanderous work which could get them in trouble. If there's any punishment they'll consider it at a later date.What? Is this the work of Higkei Enno or just security doing their job? You admit, you're not sure if you violated any rules, but this is odd. As you're thinking about this you get several other texts about this happening, meaning security acted on every table at almost the same time. Ok then, this is definitely organized by an outside power. Your suspicions from earlier are confirmed: Higeki Enno is definitely involved, and he doesn't like being insulted. You almost want to laugh your ass off at how childish this is, but at the same time this is a big deal. That asshole is probably going to come back by the time you're done with this line and your manga has been sold to almost no one. In fact, some of your friends could even get fined or something.Having heard about this you...>go with one of them to talk to security and see if you can change their minds.>hurry to the next stand, at the very least you need to win your battle.>OtherAs you do this you...>keep the situation to yourself, this is your battle and you need to deal with it either by yourself or possibly with your friends.>complain on your social media about everything, this sucks.>post on 2chan about the situation and ask for advice, they love drama.>samefag on 2chan and talk about the manga getting taken away by security. It probably won't do much, but you could start some drama at least.>Other
>>3461032>>hurry to the next stand, at the very least you need to win your battle.>samefag on 2chan and talk about the manga getting taken away by security. It probably won't do much, but you could start some drama at least.If Enno wanted people to cast off the shackles of societal norms, he’s getting what he wanted.
>>3461032>hurry to the next stand, at the very least you need to win your battle.>post on 2chan about the situation and ask for advice, they love drama.Samefagging... is that a good idea?
gonna run when I get back from classes in 5 hours, hopefully there's a tiebreak by then>>3461328that's a pretty philosophical question that /qst/ hasn't come to answer on, so i'm afraid I can't answer that
>>3461032>go with one of them to talk to security and see if you can change their minds>samefag on 2chan and talk about the manga getting taken away by security. It probably won't do much, but you could start some drama at leastHigeki Enno memes would be worth it if we poast scans and leakes of the events occur.
Part of you wants to head to security and try to work this out, but you honestly wouldn't be able to do much. Plus, more importantly, you still have doujins of your waifu, Vivi-tan, to pick up! You've bought four and missed out on one, but that leaves 10 doujins left! You quickly make your way to the next stand as you open 2chan on your other phone. At least you can do something about the situation and that is... samefagging on 2chan!As you stand in line, waiting to buy the doujin, your fingers fly across the surface of your smartphone, typing two simultaneous posts in two separate windows. You're currently running your posts through several devices you can access remotely in order to have different IPs (and therefore different IDs) when you post , since proxies and VPNs are generally banned. The posts are in a few different relevent threads, giving different but similar accounts of the situation. You even make a couple of replies to yourself to make the situation seem more well-known than it is.Over the next half an hour you buy three doujins and make many, many posts on 2chan. As you do you notice that the Kaiba posting has returned, and that he cleared out five stands in the time you've gone through three lines. He was probably started on the opposite end of the convention floor due to buying out one of your friends or something. Either way, you haven't run into him for a while and your win-loss ratio has gone from 4-1 to 7-6.As you're in the next line your win-loss turns to 7-7, and you see him enter the back of the line as you're most of the way towards the front. You put your phone down, ceasing your unending torrent of samefaggotry and shitposting, and warily stare at him from your spot in line. He doesn't manage to advance fast enough to catch up with you, however, and you come out of the line with the doujin in hand. That means you bought 8 doujins of the 15 you wanted, which on the surface appears like a winning ratio, but... he can still buy all 15. You don't care about others losing out, but you need all of the doujins. 8 isn't enough. You're getting 15. To solve this you decide to...>try to find more info about where ComiketPC archives their works. You know that you've had to hand over a copy of every single doujin you've made to the archive, and they should have a copy of everything here. It won't be easy, but if you can find out where they are then you can steal the doujins you need from the archive.>follow the next person who carts off doujins for that bastard Kaibaman. If they're all going to a central location then it won't be impossible for you to get a copy of all of the doujins you need.>follow that bastard and talk to him. You may be able to barter with him somehow to get your doujins.>Other
>>3462898>follow the next person who carts off doujins for that bastard Kaibaman. If they're all going to a central location then it won't be impossible for you to get a copy of all of the doujins you need.This sonuvabitch will get his
Meanwhile, in the Comic Market Preparatory Committee's tent... A man in his late 30s, dressed in a suit and a tie is currently sitting at a desk. A small horde of people are crowded around him, asking about various matters."Yes, yes, that's fine.""No, you don't need to fine them, just give them a warning.""Body paint? As much as I'd like to allow that, no, get them out of here."He sits there, a bored look on his face, as people hurry around him. He gets up and begins stretching, still answering questions as he walks around the tent, people following behind him. Eventually he spots a large pile of doujins on a nearby sofa, all with identical covers. He interrupts the person talking to him and says "What's that? We don't confiscate manga often." The person he's talking to then stops themselves before someone else answers "Oh, that. That's just a manga that a few people were selling at their table without registering. It also contained slanderous content. We're still considering what the punishment should be."The man mutters something in reply before sitting down and flipping through the manga, still replying to questions. As he gets further into the manga his flipping slows down, and his blank expression turns into a coy smile. He begins laughing, ruining the atmosphere, before saying "This is really too accurate."Someone confusedly says "Sir?" before the man in a suit says "Nothing, nothing, just return this manga to wherever it came from, you have my seal of approval to ignore whoever told you that you needed to take it back. Someone responds "Er, the one who told us to confiscate it was a rather high-ranking authority from a popular studio we work with, and it does violate the rules. Are you sure?" The smile on his face turns to a scowl and he says "Of course I'm sure, I'm the one in charge here. Put them back and if the person comes back and says something you can send them to me. The only rule this violates is not being registered ahead of time. All of the content inside is completely accurate. Give them my apologies for the incident as well."
>>3462898>follow the next person who carts off doujins for that bastard Kaibaman. If they're all going to a central location then it won't be impossible for you to get a copy of all of the doujins you need.
>>3462933>his blank expression turns into a coy smile. He begins laughing>return this manga to wherever it came fromI don't like this
>>3462981>”Put them back and if the person comes back and says something you can send them to me. The only rule this violates is not being registered ahead of time. All of the content inside is completely accurate.”It’s because he knows Enno is an ass.
You think over the few most viable options to get your hands on the other seven doujins before eventually deciding to go after knockoff Kaiba's goons first instead of him. While he does seem pretty dumb, you don't want to try to barter with him- you're not willing to give him anything and he's a massive pain in the ass. You watch as he buys out the table and shortly after the man from before comes with a trolly and begins loading up stacks of doujins on them. After he's done taking all the doujins on the table he begins pushing the trolly, assisted by a second guy dressed in overalls.You follow pretty closely behind the two and due to how cramped Comiket is they don't seem to notice you. As far as you can tell the doujins are bound together into stacks with something that looks like a stronger, plastic version of twine. You're not sure what it's called but you think you've seen it before. A few nervous minutes pass as you squeeze through the crowd and they strongarm their way through it with their trolley, parting the sea of people much like an angry Moses.Eventually the two reach an alternate exit that you've never actually seen before, but which should lead to an alleyway based on where it is. There's nobody else using it right now, so it may be obvious if you follow them, but going through another exit and trying to catch up with them could take too long. You...>decide to let them go now and wait until the next time he buys out a stand. Then you can get ahead of them and find a place to hide in the alleyway.>follow after them.>go through another exit and get to the alleyway as quickly as you can.>Other
>>3463230>follow after them.He who dares....
>>3463230>follow after them.
>>3462933>>3462981>>3463005Holy shit, is that guy the OtaKing??? Can’t be because he seems too young.>>3463230>go through another exit and get to the alleyway as quickly as you can.SNEAKING MISSION
You shrug and decide that if you're noticed it's not the end of the world. The two push the door open and exit into the alleyway, and you follow behind them a short time after, glancing out the door first. You see them walking down the alley, out of sight, and quickly follow after them. You hide behind walls and dumpsters, preparing to sneak behind them for a while, but they reach their destination after less than a minute and your hopes of a cool stealth section are dashed.The two of them stop at a minivan with the back seats pushed down and a bunch of boxes in the back and begin unloading the doujinshi from their trolly. While the car isn't large enough to hold all of the manga that bastard bought today, it's probably holding 2 or 3 tables worth. The two working for him will probably have to empty it soon, but you'll have no way to follow them after that if they drive the car away somewhere. Damn. You...>quickly figure out where the nearest exit to the street is and find a taxi driver who's willing to watch the exit as long as you pay for his time. You've always wanted to yell "Follow that car!" and this is your chance.>wait here and see if the two of them give you an opportunity to grab some doujins from the trunk. You won't get everything you need that way, but it'll still be a big step forward.>walk up to the two of them and tell them that this batch is supposed to be delivered somewhere else so that the first place doesn't fill up and then give them Tarou's address. You don't even know the first or last name of the guy you're fighting against or how big his house is, but if you act confident it could work.>Other>>3463425Not unless the OtaKing found the fountain of youth after retiring from Gainax
>>3463773>quickly figure out where the nearest exit to the street is and find a taxi driver who's willing to watch the exit as long as you pay for his time. You've always wanted to yell "Follow that car!" and this is your chance.
>>3463773>>quickly figure out where the nearest exit to the street is and find a taxi driver who's willing to watch the exit as long as you pay for his time. You've always wanted to yell "Follow that car!" and this is your chance.I hope this culminates in MC fighting Enno while dressed in Not!Ultraman suits against a city diorama
Alright, can I get a 3 1d100 on finding a taxi driver who's willing to put up with something that sounds like it's going to lead to a possible car chase.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>3464149
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>3464149
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>3464149
Updating after I grab lunch.
Alright, these guys are probably leaving soon. You need to figure out where this alleyway exits into the street and find a taxi quick. You carefully move forward, dashing between scarce pieces of cover, and eventually you breathe a sigh of relief when you get a glance of the street. You recognize where it is, you can be there within a couple of minutes. You slowly sneak away before breaking into a run and going through another exit that leads into the street.You're sweaty and out of breath from running to get to the exit of the alleyway before they're ready to leave, but you're not done yet. You still need a taxi. You try to hail one and manage to get one almost immediately, but once you tell them that you need them to wait by this alleyway and then follow the car that comes out they laugh at you and close the door. You say that you'll pay 50% extra but they leave, forcing you to find another taxi.The next five minutes are spent hailing down cabs and having them run off after they hear what you want. You've offered them double the payment at this point, but none of them seem interested in dealing with you. You almost want to give up, but you need to get a taxi. Your car isn't in this prefecture, let alone within walking distance. As you hail down another taxi you see the car begin slowly moving out of the alleyway, and you jump in without giving the driver a chance to say anything before saying "I need you to follow the car coming out of that alleyway!"
>>3465036The cab driver, to your surprise, says "Alright! Follow that car it is! First, though..." As he trails off the taxi fills up with bright lights and music that sounds vaguely familiar. The taxi driver turns around and yells "I'm Sawada Sumitomo and this is Cash Cab: Japan! It's a TV game show that takes place right here in my taxi! Would you like to play!"Cash Cab?! You've seen that show once or twice before, but... it still airs?! Why do you have to be the only unlucky bastard who might get thrown out by his taxi driver during a car chase?! You want to decline, but noting how soon the car is going to leave, you grit your teeth and yell "Yes Sugimoto-san, I'd like to play!" A big smile fills his face before he yells "Alright then, you have until we stop following that car to rack up as much cash as you can. What's your name?" You quickly reply "Ouji Kaiji." Sugimoto-san says "Alright then, Kaiji-san, I'm going to ask you trivia questions until we reach our destination with varying cash values, and for every one you get wrong you'll get a strike! Once you have three strikes you're out and you'll be kicked out of this car with no money! If you survive until the end you'll come out of here with whatever money you earn and a free ride! The only other caveat is that you have two shoutouts, meaning you can stop and choose someone off the street to help you answer the questions!"As the game show's host finishes talking the car leaves the alleyway in front of you and the taxi begins moving after it. Sugimoto-san says, keeping his eye on the road the entire time, "Time to start the 5000 yen questions! This is the Comiket Edition, meaning that all our questions will be about anime and manga today! Now for the first question...">Try to interrupt Sugimoto-san by talking about how familiar you are with Comiket for a moment. He should let you get it out since it might be entertaining for TV and the longer you delay the questions the better chance you have of surviving.>Get ready to answer the first question.>Other
>>3465041>Get ready to answer the first question.We've trained for this all of our life.
>>3465041>Get ready to answer the first question.
>>3465041>>Get ready to answer the first question.All that shitposting was training for this moment.
"The first question is: In Dragon Ball Z, what alien species are Goku and Vegeta a part of!" As he finishes the question you're slightly shocked. THIS is a 5000 yen question? This is ridiculously easy. Who did they think they were picking up in the taxi, foreigners? You almost immediately respond "Goku and Vegeta are both Saiyans." and the driver yells "That's correct, you now have 5000 yen!" before the taxi lights up again and the music plays.The 'car chase' continues rather uneventfully for the next few questions as they're ridiculously easy and both cars are stuck in pretty bad traffic. After you finish a question about Captain Tsubasa the driver yells something about moving up to the 10000 yen questions and begins doing so. They're slightly harder, but you still think your average person could get some of these right. You mean, who doesn't know about things like Hyperdimension Neptunia and Bakemonogatari? Over the course of five 10000 yen questions you're beginning to get excited about the extra payday, but you focus on the road as well, making sure the driver doesn't get distracted from chasing after the car by asking you questions. Luckily he doesn't, and the two cars begin to move out of the gridlock and into a more sparse area of the city. As this is happening the host excitedly moves onto 20000 yen questions, and while you don't think your average citizen could get them anymore, they're all common knowledge to you. As the car continues you answer questions such as "What line from the Sword Art Online light novels has become famous online and is a meme on imageboards such as 2chan." TWO YEARS WORTH OF SEMEN MADE A GLOPPING NOISE AS IT FLEW ENDLESSLY INTO ASUNA and "What 2000s anime is well-known for its rampant advertisement of pizza chain Dominos." Code GeassAs you're feeling confident in yourself and the situation, the driver stops at a red light, while the car you're following happens to go past it. The driver excitedly turns around and yells "It's time for a RED LIGHT CHALLENGE!" and you...>hurriedly yell that you need to keep following that car and that you're willing to do the red light challenge while he's illegally speeding through that intersection. Tickets are on you, you're making money today anyways.>remind him that he needs to go through that intersection when the red light ends and not a moment after.>Other
>>3465754>hurriedly yell that you need to keep following that car and that you're willing to do the red light challenge while he's illegally speeding through that intersection. Tickets are on you, you're making money today anyways.GOGOGOGOGO
>>3465754>hurriedly yell that you need to keep following that car and that you're willing to do the red light challenge while he's illegally speeding through that intersection. Tickets are on you, you're making money today anyways
>>3465754>hurriedly yell that you need to keep following that car and that you're willing to do the red light challenge while he's illegally speeding through that intersection. Tickets are on you, you're making money today anyways.GAS GAS GAS, I need you to step on the gas!
As the driver slows down you yell "THEY'RE GETTING AWAY, YOU NEED TO KEEP FOLLOWING THEM! TICKETS ARE ON ME!" before encouraging him to run the intersection. He looks at you, rather shocked, and you quickly say "Go, go, if anyone asks you can edit this part out or say that it was staged after the fact. Just run it, it's safe right now!" He freezes up for a moment but after that he steps on the gas and pushes through the intersection before being greeted by a hail of angry swearing and car horns honking at him. You can hear him say "I hope you're right, this better be good for the ratings! I don't want to be canceled!" as you push through traffic.You quickly catch up with the car you were following as Sugimoto-san screams out the "red light challenge" at a breakneck pace. "WHAT MANGA ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING IN WEEKLY SHOUNEN JUMP?!" You reply with the current serialized manga and the one-shot they published last week, taking around 20 seconds to do, and the driver seems rather shocked. He looks over a list and says "That's... that's correct. You even got the one-shot. To be honest that's pretty much the hardest red light challenge I had, I didn't think you'd be able to do it."The car continues moving ahead, now slower since you're past the red light, and both of you breathe a sigh of relief when you realize the police aren't after you. Sugimoto-san turns around towards you again, a massive smile on his face, and says "Alright then Kaiji-san, it seems our questions are no match for you! But fear not, for we have an expert at the studio I can call! How would you like to up the ante and go onto 30000 yen questions!"You reply that...>this is really too important, you'll stick with the ones he has. You can't afford to get kicked out of the car for answering a few wrong.>of course you'll go up to 30000 yen questions, you've already had this guy put his driver's license on the line for ratings back there, so the least you can do is cooperate and up the ante. Besides, you're not really afraid that you'll get them wrong. It may as well be free money.>Other
>>3466168>of course you'll go up to 30000 yen questions, you've already had this guy put his driver's license on the line for ratings back there, so the least you can do is cooperate and up the ante. Besides, you're not really afraid that you'll get them wrong. It may as well be free money.At this point, I'm almost more invested in the cash cab game than in catching the doujins. Let's win some big money!
>>3466168>>of course you'll go up to 30000 yen questions, you've already had this guy put his driver's license on the line for ratings back there, so the least you can do is cooperate and up the ante. Besides, you're not really afraid that you'll get them wrong. It may as well be free money.
>>3466168>of course you'll go up to 30000 yen questions, you've already had this guy put his driver's license on the line for ratings back there, so the least you can do is cooperate and up the ante. Besides, you're not really afraid that you'll get them wrong. It may as well be free money
You slam your hand down on your seat and say "Alright then Sugimoto-san, it's time to move onto 30000 yen questions! I put your career on the line back there so the least I can do is pay you back by putting my doujins on the line!" Sugimoto-san enthusiastically replies "Alright then! Now while I get ahold my expert from the studio, tell me more about the situation! How is this car chase related to getting doujins? What happened?"In response to his question you...>tell him about that Kaiba bastard buying out the stands and how you need to get all the doujins of your waifu Vivi-tan with him ruining everything.>tell him everything, blaming the situation on Higeki Enno hiring that bastard acting like Kaiba. You may end up looking insane on national television, but you don't give a fuck. It's the truth!>Other
>>3466275>tell him everything, blaming the situation on Higeki Enno hiring that bastard acting like Kaiba. You may end up looking insane on national television, but you don't give a fuck. It's the truth!
>>3466275>tell him about that Kaiba bastard buying out the stands and how you need to get all the doujins of your waifu Vivi-tan with him ruining everything.This hilarity is ready for prime time!
>>3466275>tell him about that Kaiba bastard buying out the stands and how you need to get all the doujins of your waifu Vivi-tan with him ruining everything.This is better for his ratings desu
>>3466400Although, add in passing that Higeki Enno paid him to do it due to a beef between you two.
>>3466275>>tell him about that Kaiba bastard buying out the stands and how you need to get all the doujins of your waifu Vivi-tan with him ruining everything.>>tell him everything, blaming the situation on Higeki Enno hiring that bastard acting like Kaiba. You may end up looking insane on national television, but you don't give a fuck. It's the truth!Is this the real lifeOr is this an animeCaught in a landslideIsekai’d to a new reality
"Well, we're chasing this car because this bastard at Comiket who's acting like a knockoff Kaiba is buying out all the doujins of my waifu. Here's what's happening..." You explain the situation as briefly as you can, but it still takes a few minutes, and Sugimoto-san seems very confused by the end of this. He asks if you're messing with him, but you confirm that you aren't, and eventually he accepts the explanation, althoguh he still seems to doubt you slightly. You mention in passing that Higeki Enno may have done it because he's angry at you for some reason, but leave out the details."At the end of it Sugimoto-san seems to look towards a camera and says "Alright then, that's the situation straight from the horse's mouth! We're in a car chase today in order to help this man get doujins of his.. waifu! Alright, I've got our expert from the studio on the phone now, let me put him on speaker. And while I'm at it, it's a couple of episode early, but this seems like the perfect time to go all out!" As Sugimoto-san says this he presses a button and a small disco ball appears from the taxi's ceiling, adding to all the lights that are already there. "It's the first time we've done 30000 yen questions on this show, so it only makes sense to add to the atmosphere."A few seconds later you hear a grainy, rough voice come from in front of you, which is assumedly Sugimoto-san's "expert". It's probably a guy around your age or a little older, and they say "Hello? I'm on speaker now? Ok then, ok then, I've got some questions ready." He clears his throat before saying "Alright, the first 30000 yen question...who is the composer for..." You listen to the question careful and frown. The difficulty has definitely gone up. Still, he's underestimating you. After he answers the question you say without much of a pause "That's UVERworld. What, do you think I haven't seen Blood+?" There's a slight pause before the person on the other side of the line says "Correct. I guess I can take off the training wheels then."As the two of you go down the road in high spirits, lights flashing in the back along with a disco ball, and some groovy music playing over the car's speakers, something happens a short distance away...
Inside the car you're following "Yeah, they're definitely following us. I didn't notice before, but they cut through a red light and then dropped down a disco ball? It's like they want us to notice them. Should we do something?" The other man in the car shrugs before he says "I guess we call the boss?"The sound of a phone's dial tone fills the car shortly after before a voice which our main character, Ouji Kaiji, would find familiar fills the car. It's the bastard that bought out all the doujins he wanted today, Fujitaka Kurosawa, also known as "knockoff Kaiba". "What do you guys need? You're not at my house yet, are you?" "Er, no, I'm not. The deal is, somebody is following us in a taxi with a disco ball hanging from the ceiling. What should we do?" "Following you? Shake them off then." A hesistant voice comes from the employee as he says "Boss, that's kind of dangerous, are you sure? We aren't really trained for car chases." Kurosawa sighs before saying "You guys aren't being paid that much for this, I get it. Now that you're followed the situation has changed though. I'll give you guys a bonus of 100000 yen each if you shake them off."Both of the men in the car grin and one of them says "Alright then boss, we'll shake them off! We'll call you with the good news later."
>>3466550We RUNNING IN THE 90’S now!
As you finish answering a question about the voice actor for a certain character in an eroge, you hear Sugimoto-san mutter something. You loudly say "Speak up, I couldn't hear you from back here, your music is pretty loud." Sugimoto then hesistantly says "Well... it's just that the car we're following started speeding up. A lot. I think they're at least 30 over the speed limit and getting faster." You bolt upright after hearing that and say "I'll make sure I'm buckled up tight then, catch up with them! We've already done this much, we're not going to lose them here, right?!" Sugimoto-san grits his teeth and says "Yeah, I guess so." before you can see his body stiffen up slightly. He turns to the phone mounted next to him and says "It's a good thing you're asking the questions, because I won't be able to. Keep asking them no matter what happens, this is a game show first and foremost." Sugimoto-san then turns towards a camera and points at it with one hand, loudly saying "IT'S THE JOB OF A GAMESHOW HOST TO MAKE SURE THE SHOW GOES ON! THE VIEWERS AND THE PLAYERS MUST HAVE FUN, NO MATTER WHAT IT ENTAILS!" After a moment Sugimoto-san calms down again, glueing his eyes to the road. The voice from the phone says "...Alright then." and the your car begins speeding past the cars to the left and the right of you as well.As the car speeds up you say "Quick, let me plug in my AUX cord before this gets serious." Sugimoto-san says "What? The music is fine, don't focus on that, we don't have the copyright for whatever song you want to play anyways." while still focusing on the road. You shake your head (although he can't see it) and say "No, no, you don't get it. You're not going to catch up with them unless you have this music on your side. This is my perfect Touhou Eurobeat playlist. It won't cost much to copyright either, they're all remixes by circles who go to Comiket, I even know one or two of them."Before Sugimoto can say anything else you grab your phone, turn the playlist on, and shove the AUX cord into the proper hole in the front, struggling against the bounds of your seatbelt in the process. You plug it in, and an electronic beat begins playing as the car continues speeding up and weaving through traffic aggressively. https://youtu.be/DNjYcwlntqg As you speed up you think you can see Sugimoto-san's face break into a grin in the front mirror as he says "You're right! This does make you go faster!" At the same time the man on the phone starts asking another questions and you continue moving forward at breakneck speed.
Over the next couple of minutes it becomes clear to everyone else that you and the car you're following are engaging in a car chase as both of you exit onto the highway and begin passive other cars haphazardly, hanging onto each other's tails. As you answer questions in what can only be described as a taxi undergoing an earthquake and a rave at the same time, Sugimoto-san sings along with the music you have on and moves his head back and forth.After a few questions, however, you get stumped. The man on the phone asks what hentai artist made a certain series of doujins, and while you have a few good candidates, you're not sure which one it is. You can get three questions wrong, so it's not the end of the world, but you'd still prefer to get it right. You yell to the driver...>your answer, you're not certain about the answer but it doesn't matter for now. (give me a 1d4, the correct answer corresponds to a number I chose, not specifically the highest or lowest.)>that you want to use your mobile shoutout! You have one street shoutout and one phonecall you can make, and you think Tarou would know who drew those hentai doujins!>OtherSorry about that much text without a choice, I'll try to make sure this is a quest and not a visual novel.
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>3466614>your answer, you're not certain about the answer but it doesn't matter for now. (give me a 1d4, the correct answer corresponds to a number I chose, not specifically the highest or lowest.)Don't worry, quests improve as they approach visual novels.
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>3466614>your answer, you're not certain about the answer but it doesn't matter for now. (give me a 1d4, the correct answer corresponds to a number I chose, not specifically the highest or lowest.)>>3466614As a former QM, I’ll tell you that updates with more quality content are better then short, plot-moving ones.
You really aren't sure about the answer to this question, but you think you're going to bite the bullet and guess. You can get two questions wrong so you don't want to use your mobile shoutout up yet. Plus, in hindsight, calling Tarou about a hentai artist on a televised game show may embarrass him, even if nobody realizes it's him. You hesitantly yell "I've narrowed it down to a few choices but I'm not sure, is it Gran mosu?" The person speaking over the phone says "Nope, I finally got you! Gran mosu's work is very good though, that Satania doujin... Anyways, the next question."Sugimoto-san yells "OUR INVICIBLE CONTESTANT HAS FINALLY GOTTEN A QUESTION WRONG IN THIS VERY SPECIAL EPISODE OF CASH CAB: JAPAN! LET'S SEE IF HE CAN KEEP GOING UNTIL THE END OF THIS CAR CHASE, OR FOR THAT MATTER, IF WE SURVIVE UNTIL THEN!"As he finishes you notice that his eyes are completely glued to the road and his knuckles are white, his hands gripping the wheel like it's a lifeline on a sinking ship. He looks terrified. You can't help but admire Sugimoto-san right now- he cares about this game show and the viewers as much as you care about your waifu, Vivi-tan. You get the next two questions correct and exit onto a less populated road, causing the chase to break the speed limit even further. As the cars continue down the road, the cab now shaking slightly, you can faintly hear a siren in the distance. You point this out to Sugimoto-san and he says "A siren? Well that's obviously the police! Don't worry though, at the speed we're going, they won't catch up. You're the one who proposed this, now that we've gone this far we can't back out!" As Sugimoto says this he puts the pedal even further to the metal, both cars zooming forwards along a nearly empty road while Eurobeat blares in your ears. The police still worry you. They won't catch up now, but it's obvious who's driving this taxi cab. Even if they don't figure it out now, Sugimoto-san is doomed once the episode airs. While Sugimoto may not go to prision, he'll lose his license, which would ruin him. It's the Cash Cab, not the Cash Chariot or the Bank Bicycle. You...>tell Sugimoto-san that it's fine if he wants to stop, if he turns himself in maybe there's a chance that the police will just suspend his license for a short time or fine him instead of revoking it for an indefinite period of time.>quickly use your mobile shoutout to make a phonecall to Tarou in case he needs to pay bail for you later.>Thank him and go back to playing. You ran into the perfect taxi at the perfect time, as almost nobody would go through a car chase this wild in order to help you, even if his focus here is on the viewers and the show instead of you.>say nothing and continue with the game show. Sugimoto-san knows what he committed to when he started this car chase and he decided that it's worthwhile for the health of the show as a whole. You shouldn't bring it up like it matters- to him, this is the natural thing to do.>Other
>>3466928>Thank him and go back to playing. You ran into the perfect taxi at the perfect time, as almost nobody would go through a car chase this wild in order to help you, even if his focus here is on the viewers and the show instead of you.Sugimoto: truly a legend.
>>3466928>say nothing and continue with the game show. Sugimoto-san knows what he committed to when he started this car chase and he decided that it's worthwhile for the health of the show as a whole. You shouldn't bring it up like it matters- to him, this is the natural thing to do.
>>3466928>say nothing and continue with the game show. Sugimoto-san knows what he committed to when he started this car chase and he decided that it's worthwhile for the health of the show as a whole. You shouldn't bring it up like it matters- to him, this is the natural thing to do.DO YOU RIKEMY CAR
You resist the urge to say something and stay silent about the situation in the back seat. This is all for the sake of the show, and Sugimoto-san obviously knows what he's giving up in exchange for this super episode. The most respectful thing you can do is keeping acting in interest of it and care about the viewers even 1/1000th the amount you care about Vivi-tan.You continue answering questions as the cars zoom down the road, the sound of sirens dissappearing into the distance. None of the questions stump you as much as the one about that hentai artist before, although you think some of them should. Despite that, you answer them correctly, question after question. You're almost like an athlete that's entered the zone, forced into a peak state through a flood of adrenaline poring through your body.You fail to notice the passage of time, and after what could be either a couple of minutes or a couple of hours you reach an apartment building in what appears to be one of the cheapest and most 'rural' parts of the city, if you can actually call any part of Tokyo that. Still, the point is that the housing costs are clearly better here than in the other parts of the city. Whoever lives in this building probably works a normal office job and can get a pretty large apartment to hold merch in, same as you.You see the two people driving the other car exit it and begin vomiting on the ground. You unbuckle your seatbelt and prepare to exit the taxi, but as you do Sugimoto-san turns around and stops you, grabbing your shoulder gently. He enthusiastically says "Congratulations Kaiji-san, you've reached your destination and won 590,000 yen in the process. I have one more important question for you though: Would you like to answer a final double or nothing question?" You stop for a moment and think. You do remember this part of the show. 590,000 yen is honestly a really good payday, but you've been on a roll. Plus, it would probably be more exciting for the viewers, and you do owe Sugimoto-san one. You respond that...>you need to take care of this first and ask if it's fine if you decide afterwards.>yes, you'd love to do the double or nothing question!>no, you're honestly in need of the payday and don't want to take the risk.>Other
>>3467145>yes, you'd love to do the double or nothing question!Sugimoto-San, it’s been an honor
>>3467145>yes, you'd love to do the double or nothing question!
You turn around and say "Sugimoto-san, it's been an honor, I'd love to do the double or nothing question." before shaking his hand. He smiles and sits back down before saying "Alright then, our expert back at the studio, he's doing the double or nothing question. Give him something hard, he's been saling through these." The sound over the phone is replaced with static for a few seconds and you hear the person on the other side muttering. It's a bit of an uncomfortable silence now that the eurobeat is done with and all of those lights in the taxi are turned, off but you don't mind it. It's calming after all that stress.You glance out your window and see that the other two are still puking their guts out, and focus back on the phone again, figuring that they won't be able to do anything with the doujins for at least a few minutes. As you sit there you hear the man's voice return over the phone as he slowly says "I have a question. Given everything you've been saying today I'm certain you won't know this one, right? Which artist has released more than ten Vivi-tan doujins at various Comikets, including works such as 'Vivi-tan And Me', 'A Day At The Beach', and a cross-over doujin between the Mecha Soldier Vivi-tan franchise and Super Mecha Genesis."You burst out laughing and have to cover your mouth for a moment. You can't stop your outrageous laughter for at least 20 seconds before you say "Really, that's what you're going to ask? I appreciate the free money, but you could at least try to disguise the gesture of goodwill a bit more! That's me, the retired doujin artist ViviBestGirl! I did release something at this Comiket though, you should check it out." As you finish talking you hear the man on the phone burst out laughing as he says "It's you? Really you? Ahahahaha, that's hilarious. I figured you'd definitely heard of them, but I didn't expect to be that on target. Well then, congratulations ViviBestGirl-sensei, you've won 1,180,000 yen today. I hope you've enjoyed your time on Cash Cab."You laugh and say that you did, and you're not lying. This has been fun. Stressful, but fun. Anyways, it's time to take care of this. You have some doujins to get and then you have to deal with security confiscating your doujins. You still have a ton of stuff left to do right now, let alone might what come up in the near future with Higeki Enno harassing you. End of Comiket Quest: Episode #1
I'll end the thread here, I was thinking of going until the end of the first day of Comiket but it could drop off the board before then and this is honestly a great stopping point. Feel free to shitpost below and give me your impressions on the quest so far and how you guys have liked it, I'm always open to feedback.My twitter is at https://twitter.com/QmWalrus and I'll post the next thread there and on the /qtg/ (and here if the thread is still up, i'll only be taking a break for a couple of days to take care of some homework ahead of time).Also, can I archive the thread now or will that cut off any posts afterwards, I'm not sure.Also, thanks for being great players, it's been a lot of fun so far.
>>3467255Archive now, it’ll be fine. Also, thanks for being a great QM. Very fun, very active quest.
Alright, archive made.I totally didn't make a typo. This TOTALLY isn't the second time I've made major typoes while making/archiving a thread, and I certainly don't proofread all of my posts 2-3 times because I make them so often. Oh well, it's not that big of a deal.
>>3467238This was insanely excellent! I regret not jumping in earlier.The irony in Enno fighting us with capitalism while we're fighting him with art is delicious.
>>3467287QM, I just want to tell you that even if I was sleeping through the entire car chase, this is one of the most fun, high-quality quests I've ever had the great pleasure of reading, and that I can't wait to come back for more.
This was fantastic!I look forwards to more!
>>3467238>>3467255Thanks for this insane and awesome quest!
Next thread will be made on the 30th (Tuesday) at around 8 PM GMT (3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern).
>>3471091Looking forward to it, this has the perfect blend of "everyday stuff" and complete balls-to-the-wall insanity that one could find in stuff like Nichijou, it's really fun to read!
>>3474125Thanks and thanks for running.