Yay, new thread. We need to archive the old one.
Thanks for the reminder about daylight savings.
Two cats. One is der snd kinda mellow, though she takes a long time to warm up to most prople.
The younger is also kinda skittish, but also playful and constantly forgets that she has claws.
I've been having fun so far, though balancing a meme tone with slightly more serious parts is a bit weird.
>>8539>Shin Super Mahou Shoujo Wars discussion
Oh no. This is going to be the worst entry in the Super Mahou Shoujo Wars series, isn't it?
Thanks for creating the new thread though.
Well, I had a fun series of events. Started feeling under the weather on Thursday, got annoyingly sick on Friday, and I was sick as a dog yesterday, spending all day in bed recovering (and watching Daredevil. It's a good show, I highly recommend it). I had another MCing gig today, despite not having fully recovered. Thanks to the power of Sudafed and Dayquill, I managed to make it through the day. Hilariously, my ex-girlfriend got added at the last minute to sing the national anthem, and I mean that literally. I had already announced the singer for the national anthem, and she was standing in the wing pointing to my ex. I guessed correctly that they were changing a solo to a duet instead of switching singers.
Then I get a dose of imposter syndrome with a bunch of people telling me what an amazing job I did, followed by comments of what a cute pair me and my co-MC made. Spent some time talking to the girl I actually like, and then sat around half-passed out while my parents and the parents of a girl I used to like but never hit it off with were chatting, and joking that they were negotiating the dowry.
I feel like I'm in a harem anime.
And obviously, the correct choice is to sleep with all of them.
…You all knew what I was gonna fucking say, don't act so surprised!
I expected nothing less from you. However, I'm going to sleep with some Nyquill instead.
Enjoy your rest, sounds like you earned it.
Moe needs to get more date flags first.
Feel better soon, man.
But isn't having a cold the perfect opportunity for a girl to fawn over and take care of you, thus building up the relationship?
You all know you've seen many anime with this trope.
More seriously, take care of yourself, dude. Get some rest, have some soup, and watch Bueller's Day Off.
Well, a little blogging.
Three months after moving in, my master bedroom is finally painted, which let me put the furniture in place instead of the "I'm going to paint this weekend" configuration that it's been in since I moved in. That let me unpack some more stuff (almost done unpacking!), and most of the rest I can unpack once I find out where the shelves of my entertainment center disappeared to. Now I just need to buy a dining table and a side board, and I'll have all the necessities. After that, I'll just need some decorations (mirrors, pictures, etc.) and I can say I'm finally moved in.
Good job on the progress, man.
Yeah, nice to hear that's all coming along for you, dude.
Yes, the choice was between allowing TK to transform or fight it. I'm glad my hints conveyed that.
>As for the choice, assuming it's an actual choice in the end.
Of course it is. This quest is not on rails, or at least I try to make it not be. It's more like a highway. You can choose to switch from the main highway to the scenic route, get off on an exit and dick around, or keep going. All roads eventually lead to Rome, but you guys are in control of how to get there.
The only real thing that's scripted is the fight against Queen Beryl. I've already got the dialogue, actions, and insert music ready for that.
Back to the choice that you had from my last post. Staying as Mamoru would have given you a little more story progress. Transforming is going to give you more foreshadowing. Objectively, staying as Mamoru was probably the better choice, but I'm downright giddy that you guys chose to transform.
Just saying, I wouldn't have been surprised if you'd had it go "You stand up straight and brace yourself. You're good." and then Mamoru promptly keeled over.
As for between the two, I'd rather go Kamen. There's really only so much we can do as Mamoru in any given day before we jump over, and since we're playing the two characters thing as legitimately as we can, we can't exactly justify doing shit as either one that they'd only know if they had access to the other's memories.
Okay, so I think it's about time we see about getting back the third thread. We've got the first two archived, but we need the third one and the other discussion thread.
That's okay, enough was there for what I needed to confirm.
I just realized, this quest turned 3 years old just over a month ago. It all started on October 25th 2015.
Thanks everyone for sticking with me through all of this. As always, I wish I had more time to spend on this. I hope you all enjoy playing this as much as I enjoy running it.
Whoo! Time for an anniversary party! [sets out cakes and drinks]
And there's even a party in the quest right now, so it works.
*drowns the chat in eggnog*
Speaking of throwing a fucking party, oh my god the DLC character announcement for Smash. All of my fucking yes at that.
Motherfucking Joker from Persona 5 out of goddamn nowhere.
We never saw it comiiiiiing~
Also, sorry for the double post, but I am running a quest of my own. No preg content yet, and I'm not sure if there will ever be (it's kinda hit-or-miss on that site, and I need all the active readers I can get), but hopefully you'll all think it's fun.
You guys sure love throwing the quest off the rails. It's a good thing I have no problems rolling with it.>>8643
Good luck with the quest Limits, I hope you get to the preg content faster than I am.
>>8663>off the rails
A good GM can craft a fun game with a fleshed out world and comprehensive story.
A good party can figure out the best ways to fuck all of that up right from the gate.
A better GM can figure out how to still make it work out and the game will get even more fun to match.
A better party will take that as their cue to muck it up even harder.
A great GM will start to account for the party doing their own thing and the story will become amazing.
A great party will start actively throwing wrenches into the works whenever they can just to see what'll happen.
The best GM and parties will take all of this and turn it into an experience they tell stories about for years to come.
Guess which of those stages we're at?
I'd like to, but the caffeine wore off way too long ago to try.
Rails? What rails? There's no rails when you're sailing in uncharted waters, me hearties!
I mean, I logistically can't write the quest with the number of active readers I have per session, and no offense, but play-by-post isn't my style. If I just write something and then leave it alone for long enough to get votes, I'm likely to forget its existence. So "livestreaming" my writing is ideal for me.
Happy holidays to my fellow questers. May they be merry and bright.
Merry Christmas to all!
I hope to god we get to pull something like that at some point.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Also, congratulations on defusing the trap. That was going to be a quick-time event like with Mercury's transformation (first person to reply controls the action), but thanks to defusing the trap, you guys get to have time to figure out how to land.
Random thing I felt like sharing, I found this Nanoha/RWBY crossover fic earlier this evening and started reading it. Right at the end of the chapter I'm on, Nora just cleared the room and hugged Fate out of the blue.
Nora: What? Look at her! She's just so huggable!
See, Nora gets it.
Nora is love. I adore her.
Happy new year, y'all. Hopefully it's good to you.
Happy new year to you too!
As long as it keeps the tone of early RWBY, that sounds amazing. Their different methods of weapon transformation would complemeng each other in an amazing way.
It starts just before Vol2 of RWBY, so it's a lot of school time shenanigans and the Nanoha side sort of powering down a little to match. Mostly. Signum got ahold of Jaune for training, that goes as well as you think it would.
Is this where I cringe on behalf of Jaune?
Feel free, I sure did. Though if it helps, it did him a world of good.
Seriously, when it comes to Jaune, it's like there's two of him. Canon Jaune who kinda is, y'know, Jaune, and Fanfic Jaune who literally just needs a single excuse from any direction to become a fucking badass.
To be fair, by your definitions, Fanfic Jaune is who everyone thought Canon Jaune was, and who everyone wanted him to be.
S3 was just a hard swerve that the series didn't need, only "foreshadowed" through the theme music (and there are quite a few anime where the OP is completely different from the tone of the show), and introduced a crappy yangire dude while unclearly portraying Pyrrha's hard choice (which directly led to her death/the bad guys winning, like Infinity War if the Russos cut out any dialogue about the meaning of the sacrifices that the Avengers were asked to make. In other words, if Infinity War was shit.)
Something tells me you reacted similarly to Pyrrha's death as I did to the last episode of "Red vs. Blue: The Shisno Paradox."
Well, I'm glad that was just Couchy's humor and the site actually being dead.
I had about even odds of it being maintenance or downtime as I did the site dying, honestly.
Still can't hurt to have a backup place to go just in case, though. What's a viable option?
So, if Pregchan ever actually goes down, we have a few options.
Backup solutions to get in touch with me:
asstr (the comment form is broken, but my email is at the bottom of each chapter): https://www.asstr.org/~Moe_Overload/
So, follow me to avoid any such issues in the future.
I'm still pretty impressed that you remembered my fiction.live username. (Also, I'm planning on running the latest session of my own quest on there tonight.)
Is Gab like Twitter? The format looks similar.
I have a good mind for useless trivia. It's how I'm juggling the storyline and events for this quest mostly in my head.
As a follow-up to my previous statement, I should be running the latest session of my quest in about an hour. Search for "ficton.live" and "badass blacksmith quest", maybe add "ross", "leemo", and "rufa" if you need to.
It's like twitter, but they're all about free speech and no censorship.
>I think Moe straight up admitted we're off the rails at this point.
Yes, you guys are, and it took a while for me to plot out the new direction you guys decided to go in. It took a while because I didn't expect you guys to charge headfirst into a boss fight without any backup. Admittedly, Karehan is not as strong as Jadeite powered up by a jewel seed, but it's still wasn't a smart idea.
>>8748>wasn't a smart idea
Nonsense! Sure, we're outnumbered and outgunned and in what's clearly an unwinnable boss fight that we just have to survive until the timer runs out and the cutscene kicks in, but what's the worst that could happen, we DIE? HAHAHAHAHA!
All seriousness though, this actually presents us more opportunities than you'd think, Moe. From the villain side of this, we've essentially forced Wood Man's hand quite a bit here. Sure, it means we're staring down the barrel of a MotW, but it also means he's off his game at least a bit because of this. On our end, it's both a perfect chance to talk to a villain without any of the girls nearby and a chance to see how we can stack up in a fight when it's just us and our collective ingenuity standing between us and painful death, re: the ultimate motivation to do better. We're basically the ultimate backup character in Tuxedo Kamen, but making us change up our strategy to fight as a frontliner is a good exercise. And in character, it's a good chance to transfer that hubris lesson from yesterday to Kamen himself. We saw how easily shit can escalate with Sakura and Nanoha, well, now it's happening to us. And above all else, we should never forget this one simple fact.
Blue plays the long game. This is FAR from the worst outcome I predicted happening.
I am not going to lie, I pulled this idea straight from my ass in the middle of writing that post. I got to the part where I was grousing about not having Smoking Bomber, and just went "Wait a tick, we HAVE seen these kinds of attacks before…" and went from there.
Ugh. So I binged through Symphogear AXZ in a few hours last week, and was pretty brutally disappointed by it. Here's hoping the 5th season plot hook leads to something good.
Also, my Badass Blacksmith Quest was put in the Featured Stories of fiction.live. I'm excited, and I'll be running the quest tomorrow, from 5-9:30 PM CST with a break in the middle for food.
Also also, I'm terrified and excited to see if we can pull off Blue's Plan Madlad. Come on, manga power, don't fail us now!
[hums Hibiki's transformation song and proceeds to fall down an earworm rabbit hole]
I'm a bit partial to Maria's Black Gungnir transformation BGM, because it's a bunch of men chanting in a language that could be either Sumerian or some kind of Scandinavian.
It's very imposing. Too bad Maria isn't a deeper character after G.
My bet's on Sumerian. I think most of the transformation songs are Sumerian, or close enough to it.
Nah man, it's Klaatu Verada Ne–*Sneezes*–o.
…I said it! I said it. You all heard it.
A linguist fed all the songs through some programs, and came up with a combo of English, German, Japanese, and bastardized Sumerian.
Apologies for the delays. I've been having trouble focusing lately. I need to get back into the groove soon.
S'cool, mate. I mean, I'm legit nervous about whether or not I may have either become the messiah or just inadvertently doomed everyone into following my lead, but it's cool, no pressure.
…Just kidding there's a lot of pressure.
No worries, man. Focus is tricky. You do what needs doing.
They missed a joke by not having Yamcha be Mercury (because they're both useless).
>>8780>implying that Mercury is useless
You. Me. Pistols at dawn.
…Well, that could've gone a lot better. Damn you, Moe! You just couldn't let us munchkin our way out of it, could you?! COULD YOU!?!
But that's okay, because I have a really good idea of what just happened and, well, I'm perfectly okay with it. This might even aid my long-term plans a bit, as well…
I don't think I made it some sort of ultra convoluted secret, but I do love hearing you guys speculate. So, go ahead and speculate.
It's not, literally anyone who has enough context can figure it out. I'm just glad it happened at all.
You say that (and I'll spoil that I'm 99% sure that you're right), but there's no less than two possibilities, and I'm curious if you guys don't come up with anything else that I hadn't considered.
Well, okay. I guess I'll stop fucking around with it and break it down as I see it. Anyone else wanna pitch in, feel free.
There are only two options I know of when someone says "Lancer" with a capitalization. The one I'm certainly hoping is that it was "Photon Lancer", which means Fate just showed on the scene, hence my excitement because Best Girl. So if I'm right about things, she's about to hand Karehan his own ass and take out that Uzaina for us. Not out of any sense of trying to save us, mind you, she's still a villain at this stage technically, so it's more likely a case of ganking Karehan while his back is turned thinking he might have a Jewel Seed. Either way, it saves our bacon. Maybe she'll stick around, maybe not, but it gives me an angle in the future either way.
OR she could be here not to side with Karehan, but to kick our ass specifically. The odds of this are lower, but it's a possibility. If that's the case, we're probably gonna wake up with Bardiche to our throat and a very stern-faced glare from an adorable girl aimed at us. Or Arf threatening to break our kneecaps, either or.
The second Lancer I know of is FSN, which in this particular case would mean Prisma Ilya. If someone was using the Lancer Card in that particular situation, though, it's almost assuredly to save our ass, because it would mean the Uzaina's eating a Gae Bolg and Karehan'll cut his losses. I'm pretty sure that's not the way Moe's going, just on account of having to add even more girls into the relationship chart, but the possibility does exist.
So much information conveyed with a single capitalized word.
I second this bit of theorizing. I'm trying and failing to think of valid alternatives, unless Moe's giving us his version of a Banpresto Original.
Yup, those are the two things I wanted you to think of. One of those is correct.
While the former is more likely, the latter would be immensely amusing though we'd probably end up being in conflict with harem lord Shirou Emiya
He can bring it. That dumbass doesn't deserve Sakura.
[starts humming the "Unlimited Blade Works" tune]
I am the boner of my sword.
In the interest of heading things off, I'm just gonna go ahead and get all defensive now and get it out of the way by reminding y'all that I said up front the idea was gonna be hit or miss and you guys agreed with me to do it. Don't anyone start acting like they knew from the start it was gonna go wrong or anything, I'd have to start cutting people.
eh, I agreed with it so not like I'd have a leg to stand on anyways.
Honestly, the biggest mistake was deciding to solo a boss as a thief class several posts earlier. I added the monster of the week to give you guys something that had less potential of earning you a game over, but barring some incredibly impressive write-ins, that was a battle to be lost. Fortunately, the mysterious interloper had been scheduled to be in the area before you guys decided to go offroad with my plot.
That's not to say that plan Madlad wasn't audacious, I just can't justify you guys unlocking a season 2 finisher this early in season 1.
Oh, and proof that the mysterious guest was planned from the start?>>8599>Staying as Mamoru would have given you a little more story progress. Transforming is going to give you more foreshadowing. Objectively, staying as Mamoru was probably the better choice, but I'm downright giddy that you guys chose to transform.
I'll get you next time, Moe. Next time.
I've still got my long-term plans!
From the main thread, moving it here so as not to take up too many more posts
>Not everyone knows where the bus is going. Some of us *cough*me*cough* haven't seen Sailor Moon.
tl;dr The whole plot of the episode is that Jadeite's working at Rei's shrine and getting them to sell "love amulets" that hypnotize people into getting on the 66 bus at 6PM which the youma of the week cosplaying as a bus driver then hauls off into the warp zone and drops them in a pocket dimension for them to drain energy from at leisure. It's totally isolated from the rest of everything and it basically takes getting pulled along for the ride in order to actually get in there, so if we were to go in right now we'd be pretty much in the same bind we were in with the Uzaina, up against a MotW with no support and lacking a deus ex to save our asses this time.
…Well, that's not entirely true, the deus ex from the actual episode was that this was also Rei's introduction, so Sailor Mars could potentially be what pulls our ass out of the fire, pardon the pun, but frankly that isn't a gamble I think we're capable of making right now.
>Two encounters with Usagi that went to canon,
>that whole thing with Nagisa at the chanella store,
Nagisa and Saki. And if I do say so myself, I quite like how I turned a Sailor Moon filler episode into a Splash Star foreshadowing event.
>we in character know Honoka,
>Saki and Mai this morning,
>and most importantly, we came across them all doing their little training thing the other day that got Sakura brained by a soccer ball and stepped in to check on her when that happened
Everyone except Saki and Mai.
>and then ran into Honoka and Nagisa in the forest just before all shit went down there, so we have actual context that yes, all these girls have been hanging out and investigating weird shit going on around town.
The post limit on the latest thread has reached the limit, so I'm sticking my vote here: Option two, politely asking the women to leave to talk to the police, but adding "I realize you're deeply upset, but now is not the time to be throwing around accusations like that. Your children need you to have clear heads for their sake."
Thanks for the heads up. Here's thread 5. >>>/d/56352
>"There's nothing we can do now." Usagi states sadly, and her cat seems to meow in agreement. She turns to leave.
Haha. That's what I get for watching the episode muted (because it was the middle of the night and I didn't want to wake my roommates). It's Luna that said that. No wonder it seemed a little out of character for Usagi.
Still, it wouldn't have worked if it was Luna that said it in my post, because of the present company.
You still alive Moe?
Somewhat. Alternating between really busy, and not feeling my muse. Started writing something up tonight, maybe I'll get it done later today, when it's not the middle of the night.
Give it all the time ya need, man. I'm struggling to write myself, so I know whatcha mean. We can do it!
No worries. Like Fem said take as much time as you need. I was just worried since we hadn't heard from you in a while.
The Muse can be a right awful cunt, please believe. Meditate on GOD son, and practice the Supreme Mathematics to achieve WISDOM.
A small confession with the newest post. >>>/d/58050
I had to fudge the timing a bit, and you sort of got railroaded. Deciding to wait would have gotten you the Crystal version of this scene, but it would have taken longer for the bus to arrive. Long enough for you to find a good hiding spot to watch.
I don't like fudging the world like this, but I sort of wrote myself into a pickle.
Also, since I love seeing if anyone an guess my foreshadowing. What's that cute puppy doing at the shrine?
I never trust dogs, no matter how small or cute they are. The only exception to this rule is Ein, and he's in a completely different genre.
Sorry for delays. I've been busy, and then playing Particle Fleet when I'm not busy. I'll try to get an update out Sunday night.
No worries Moe. Hope you've been having fun with the game at least.
[tiredly waves from where I've half melted over the desk] No rush, man. We'll be here.
YAAAAAAAS ANOTHER CONVERT.
Real talk though, you do you, and we'll sit here eagerly awaiting your next post.
Take care of yourself first. We'll he waiting. And like the Mascot I am, I'll find something to eat while I wait.
And I'm back, after a whole freaking month.
Since my last post, things have been going swell, and that's not sarcasm of any kind.
Congrats on your good fortune. :-)
One more day until my vacation. Just one. More. Daaaayyyy….
And of course I'm recovering from a con cold. [sigh] Ah well. I knew it was a risk.
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It's alright. Moe kinda vanished again anyways.