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70088 No. 70088
February 24th, 2012

It began with two things, a letter and an asshole.

All right, technically it began with the letter, but if it wasn't for the asshole you probably would have simply thrown the letter away thinking it to be junk. Specifically the asshole had been your boss at work, well - your ex-boss now you supposed, given the bastard had got you fired. He was the son of the companies owner, a useless waste of flesh who had been over-promoted simply because his dear ol' pops happened to be the guy everyone wanted to suck up to.

He'd done some stupid shit and you, foolishly, had called him on it. Admittedly it wasn't so foolish when you considered the amount of trouble the shit he had pulled could have caused, but he didn't seem to care as he had come down on you like a ton of bricks for 'humiliating' him in front of his workforce. Bunch of cowards... not one spoke out against him. Not that you really blame them though, you and they both knew that if they had defended you then they'd be the next ones on the chopping block under the bosses axe.

So, there you were. Fumbling with the lock to your apartment - an apartment you now couldn't make rent on - while trying to balance your box of workplace belonging in one arm along with a bag full of alcohol you had bought with some of your now scarce savings. If any night was a night for a person to drink themselves into a stupor, than this had to be it - unemployed, poor and unless you got a source of money within the next week or two, soon to be homeless. Oh, you could probably beg a place at a friend's for a few days but if you wanted to keep a roof over your head you only option then would be to crawl back to your father.

That would just be swapping one asshole for another tough. Your father wasn't technically a bad person, he was practically a pillar of the community back home in the shrine he tended. But he had... he had betrayed you in the worst way possible... And so you had left as soon as you were able to, though it had taken several years to get to that point. He had yelled and ranted, and you had simply walked away and went to the city, to university, and you had not cared to see him since. Your grandfather had talked to you, how the hell you father managed to convince him to leave the ancestral shrine you had no idea, and another row had erupted.

Pff. Like you were going to become a priest like he wanted. So what if it was family tradition? There was no way in hell you were going to become one after what had happened back then... and unless you changed your mind, which wasn't damn likely, there was no way you were going to go crawling back to your father either.

All this inevitably led to the letter.

You'd practically slipped on the damn thing when you came into your apartment since some fool had obviously slid it under your door rather than stick it in your letterbox on the ground floor like they were supposed to. The close call of almost breaking your neck in a fall aside, the letter had been the last thing on your mind at the time and so you had simply picked it up and thrown it onto a nearby surface while you headed off to drink yourself silly.

Except... you couldn't. You'd downed maybe two shots of some cheap liqueur, brandy maybe, and then discovered that you didn't care enough to keep drinking. Instead you had simply watched television for a while - listening to the news spout on about politics this and crimewave that. There was a warning of unusual seismic activity in the mountains up north, but the numbers and warnings they rattled off didn't faze you, around here small earthquakes were pretty common after all.

It wasn't until just after you had begun fixing yourself dinner, just some pan-fried chicken and noodles - you had learned long ago that being able to cook properly made life so much better, that you remembered the letter you had left earlier. Hands still damp from washing them you retrieved the letter and peered at it as you let you let your food sizzle away happily. It didn't seem all that odd, though the address was hand written in elegant flowing letters - not a handwriting style you recognised offhand. The stamp on it was... missing. Which meant that the letter must have been hand delivered then - though who would bother writing a postal address on a letter if they were going to deliver it by hand?

Curious.

Your inspection pauses for a few moments so that you could flip and stir the chicken and noodles in their pan before resuming with the decisive action of simply tearing the letter open. Immediately the scent of... something... over-powered that of the cooking food. It was a familiar sort of scent... earthy with perhaps more than a touch of aromatic woods and, yes, there was definitely the slightly acrid odour of incense. What it meant you didn't really know, but you did know this was the sort of smell that permeated both the wooden countryside houses of your home village and, more disturbingly, it was the smell of a shrine.

You were almost tempted to throw it away then, that smell bringing back memories you didn't want. Something, however, stayed your hand and instead made you poke two fingers inside the envelope and extract the contents from within.

Of course then your chicken started to burn, causing you to discard the letter onto a counter top where it lay until late that night as you fixed yourself a drink to head to bed with. In the end you read the letter while sitting in your bed, enjoying the warmth your blankets provided.

“To the recipient of this message.” it began, in that same neat handwriting that had been on the envelope. “For you to be reading this you have been picked to receive a rather exciting offer.” Once more you almost threw the letter away, thinking it to be junk but... what the hell, you had nothing else to do so you figured there would be no harm in at least reading it through properly. “Bear in mind that this is a one time offer, and that once refused or accepted no change of decision will be brokered. If you wish to take up this offer, please circle any six of the following words - do, please, decide on these in any way you wish.”

Glancing down at the bottom of the letter you note the, rather large, list of words all separated by commas. Then you look back up and almost drop the letter in shock at the next line.

“In future, however, we would prefer it if you read your mail before you got into bed. You really shouldn't leave things too late after all. Now, please, choose if you will.” Gulping at the... spookily precognitive ability of whoever wrote this, you cast your eyes properly over the list of words. There doesn't seem to be any pattern, any rhyme or reason that you can see - just an unconnected list of words to pick from and, oddly, you realize that somewhere along the line you must have taken up a pen from your bedside table.


Pick six.

Busy, Ummm?, Motherly, Boring, Following, Shy, Angry, Swinging, Normal, Hungover, Worthless, Elegant, Refined, Sexy, SPRING!, Loved, Intelligent, Unlucky, Greatest!, Fair, Cheeky, Maid, Strongest!, Flat, Black, Rumia, Musical. Fevered, Envied, Dead, Feminine, Slave, Honest, Speedy, Red, Monstrous, Fairy, Secret, AWESOME!, Excited, Sleepy, Distracted, Efficient, White, Peckish, Amazing, Educational, Fantastic, Working, Scented, Spinning, Balanced, Irritable, Aroused, Loyal, Brilliant,


Votes will be based on volume of individual words. IE: pick six words each, the six words which get the most total votes win. In the case of a tie I will decide the winner at random, voting for this will end... eh... whenever I feel like it. Sometime tomorrow at the latest.

And yes, this is a complete restart of skittles, with some major changes to make shit work this time.
PS: With the exception of the Moriya trio and Reimu - EVERYONE in the OP picture is available in this list.

>> No. 70089
[Z]Strongest!, Spinning, Monstrous, Flat, Loyal, Musical.

Spring makes his selection.
>> No. 70091
Angry
Worthless
Red
Motherly
Boring
Fevered

Trying for Meiling and Mokou.
>> No. 70093
Angry
Worthless
Red
Motherly
Boring
Fevered

Yeah I like this set.
>> No. 70094
>And yes, this is a complete restart of skittles, with some major changes to make shit work this time.

...
>> No. 70095
Motherly
Hungover
Strongest!
Red
Fairy
Loyal

Got a general idea of what these might be. Hopefully we won't have Marisa this time.
>> No. 70097
[X]Ummm? While I have no idea what I'm responding to, an [X]Elegant and [X]Refined girl who is [X]Sexy when [X]Sleepy would be great, keep it a [X]Secret between you and me. Whoever among you that wrote this letter, okay? Right, what am I doing responding on paper, this isn't the internet.

[X] Act amused with your wit for a second or two... bah, time to look for a job. Preferably one without an asshole running the shots.
>> No. 70098
[x] Honest
[x] Hungover
[x] Sleepy
[x] Envied
[x] Fair
[x] Maid

This needs to come out on top.
>> No. 70099
[X] Spinning
[X] Fair
[X] Sleepy
[X] Envied
[X] Musical
[X] Feminine

Not sure about all of these, but should work out fine. Hoping for Hina, Lunasa and Wriggle.
Indecisive voter is indecisive.
>> No. 70100
[x] Educational
[x] Intelligent
[x] Balanced
[x] Worthless
[x] Working
[x] Musical

Hoping for Keine, dunno about the rest, have to go to work might change this later if I can
>> No. 70101
Worthless [China~]
Motherly [Ran~]
Sleepy [Letty~]
Flat, [Suika~}
Brilliant [Eirin~]
Peckish [Nitori~]
>> No. 70102
[x]Hungover
[x]Strongest!
[x]Flat
[x]Speedy
[x]Black
[x]Refined
>> No. 70103
[x] Maid
[x] Elegant
[x] Loyal
[x] Busy
[x] Efficient
[x] Working

Attempting to maximize the chances of getting Ruukoto, VIVIT, Sakuya, and Yumeko.

Four maids.
One cramped house.
No master.
Total mayhem.
>> No. 70104
Envied
Motherly
Intelligent
Loyal
Shy
Worthless
>> No. 70105
[X] Red
[X] Maid
[X] Irritable
[X] Strongest!
[X] Brilliant
[X] Spinning
>> No. 70106
Ummm?
Boring
Normal
Unlucky
Rumia
Loyal
>> No. 70107
Oh...OH GOD

Nigger better include atleast Letty again.
And less then characterized Touhoes as well.
>> No. 70108
>>70100
ADDENDUM: Everyone remember how useful Keine was in keeping the others (well, Marisa) under control? That's definitely important.
>> No. 70110
Angry, Red, Hungover, Monstrous, Irritable, Aroused
>> No. 70111
Motherly
Shy
Hungover
Worthless
Intelligent
Unlucky
>> No. 70112
Rumia
Dead
Monstrous
Scented
Aroused
SPRING!

I just want my lunatic mode.
>> No. 70113
Hm.

[x] Spinning.
[x] Aroused.
[x] Honest.
[x] Motherly.
[x] Dead.
[x] Secret.
>> No. 70115
[ ] Normal
[ ] Worthless
[ ] Intelligent
[ ] Honest
[ ] Efficient
[ ] Educational
>> No. 70119
Rumia
Sleepy (Please be Ms.Whiterock)
Worthless (Mei-Mei~)
Motherly
Spinning
SPRING!
>> No. 70121
Spinning
SPRING! (oh god, do want Lily ;__; )
Loyal (Hopefully, Youmu)
Amazing (Nitori?)
Strongest
Fairy
(Although i may regret this, a Cirno-Daiyousei combo sounds interesting)
>> No. 70122
Loyal? I would expect that to be Momizi.

I wish to know which one leads to Rinnosuke though.
>> No. 70123
Rumia (Rumia)
Musical (Mystia)
Strongest! (Cirno)
SPRING! (Lily)
Fairy (Daiyousei)
Feminine (Wriggle)

Let's go Nineball squad!
>> No. 70124
[X] Ummm?
[X] Worthless
[X] AWESOME!
[X] Secret
[X] Aroused
[X] Fantastic
>> No. 70125
Elegant
Refined
Sexy
Flat
Aroused
Maid

Six words for Sakuya? Interessing.

>Aroused

Do want.
>> No. 70126
Hm. My count as of >>70118 ... except it got deleted? Damnit, this throws everything off.

8 : Motherly, Worthless
6 : Sleepy
5 : Hungover, Intelligent, Red, Spinning
4 : Boring, Strongest, Loyal
3 : Angry, Refined, Maid, Flat, Rumia, Musical, Envied, Honest, Monstrous, Working, Aroused
2 : Shy, Normal, Elegant, SPRING!, Unlucky, Fair, Fevered, Dead, Feminine, Secret, Efficent, Educational, Irritable
1 : Busy, Ummm?, Sexy, Black, Speed, Fairy, Peckish, Scented, Balanced

Guesses on what the other words mean? Maybe I'll post my thoughts on in a bit.
>> No. 70127
[X] Sleepy

Oh, come on! I love Letty! We put all that work towards working to get her! We were focused. This, at least, has to win.

I want my Letty loving...

[X] Rumia
[X] Spinning
[X] Sexy
[X] Scented
[X] Feminine

These just sound interesting to me.
>> No. 70128
[x]Flat
[x]Hungover
[x]Strongest
[x]Intelligent
[x]Refined
[x]Monstrous
>> No. 70131
[X] Aroused - Youkai Moe?
[X] Secret - Possibly Flandre
[X] Ummm? - Utsuho maybe?
[X] Maid - Sakuya
[X] Rumia
[X] Monstrous

Here's to a cast that'll kill us a thousand times.

Spinning - Obviously Hina
SPRING! - Which Lily? I see a white and black. And also "White" and "Black" in the list...
Fairy - Almost certainly Daiyousei
Dead - Yuyuko.
Worthless - Meiling
Honest - Tewi
>> No. 70132
[] boring
[] boring
[] boring
[ ]boring
[] boring!
DO FUCKING WANT PATCHY. The rest, meh. Not so much on the caring side.
>> No. 70134
Motherly - Yeah, probably Ran.
Following - I'd say Daiyousei, but I'd think she'd be Fairy this time around.
Shy - Either Nitori or Kisume
Swinging - Kisume or Yamane
Hungover - Maybe Suika or Yuugi.
Worthless - Probably Meiling like last time.
Intelligent - Nitori or Eiren?
Unlucky - Tewi, I think.
Fair - Sikieiki
Maid - Probably Sakuya, although I can also seem Youmu as this somewhat
Strongest! - Cirno
Flat - Suika? Course, this is Touhou.
Black - Orin?
Rumia - Obviously, this must be Shinki.
Musical - Either Mystia or one of the Prismrivers
Envied - Parsee?
Dead - Yuyuko
Honest - Aya, I think. Could also be Tewi.
Speedy - Could be Aya or Youmu
Red - One of the Scarlets come to mind, but it could also be one of the Aki sisters.
White - Momizi comes to mind, but it could also be Tewi as of one of the IotEaM comics.
Working - I'm guessing this is what Komachi considers herself this time.
Scented - For some reason, I'm thinking Yuka.
Spinning - Hina would be my first choice, although it could be Nitori or Chen.
Balanced - Reisen comes to mind.
Irritable - Lily Black?
Loyal - Momizi
Brillant - Eiren.
>> No. 70135
[X] Spinning
[x] Educational
We totally need either Hina or Keine to help keep at least a resemblance of order.
[X] Rumia
[X] Monstrous
[X] Feminine
[X] Angry
And the suicide options to keep things spicy.
>> No. 70137
[X] Following
[X] Slave
[X] Boring
[X] Red
[X] Spinning
[X] Loyal

I love this. It's like the old Ultima games.
>> No. 70138
Aww, no more Army?

>With the exception of the Moriya trio and Reimu - EVERYONE in the OP picture is available in this list.

Is that so~?
>Motherly, Boring, Following, Shy, Angry, Swinging, Normal, Hungover, Worthless, Elegant, Refined, Sexy, SPRING!, Loved, Intelligent, Unlucky, Greatest!, Fair, Cheeky, Maid, Strongest!, Flat, Black, Rumia, Musical. Fevered, Envied, Dead, Feminine, Slave, Honest, Speedy, Red, Monstrous, Fairy, Secret, AWESOME!, Excited, Sleepy, Distracted, Efficient, White, Peckish, Amazing, Educational, Fantastic, Working, Scented, Spinning, Balanced, Irritable, Aroused, Loyal, Brilliant,

Ok, which one of these is Yukari, Yuyuko, Satori and their pets?

Monstrous - Motherly - Aroused - Dead - Refined

Satori(?) - Ran - boner option -Yuyuko - Yukari(?)
>> No. 70140
[x] Sleepy. (Letty)
[x] Working. (Machi-machi hopefully)
[x] Spinning. (Hina~)
[x] Intelligent. (Eirin~)
[x] Boring. (Patchy~)
[x] Refined. (Alice~)
>> No. 70141
[X]Spinning
[X]Dead
[X]Motherly
[X]Monstrous
[X]Scented
>> No. 70142
>>70139
>>70141

Yo, you guys know that we're voting for six, right?
>> No. 70144
>>70142

Don't care about the last vote, so you may as well just add a '[X]Random' as the last one.
>> No. 70145
[X]Rumia
[X]Unlucky
[X]Motherly
[X]Refined
[X]Flat
[X]Brilliant

Just think of Eirin being much better than us.
>> No. 70146
>>70142

Ah, thanks for correcting.

[X]Motherly
[X]Aroused
[X]Flat
[X]Monstrous
[X]Dead
[X]Envied
[X]Rumia

Almost pur Rumia this time. Oops, I guess I did.
>> No. 70150
>[x] Boring. (Patchy~)
>[] boring!
>DO FUCKING WANT PATCHY
Why is Patchy "Boring"? Isn't she better as either "Intelligent" or "Brillant" (although the latter sounds more like Eirin)
>> No. 70152
[X]Flat
[X]Rumia
[X]Strongest
[X]Black
[X]Refined
[X]SPRING!
>> No. 70153
>>70150
'cause remi fucked with Patchy/Meiling/Sakuya's entries.
>> No. 70154
>>70150
s'why Meiling was 'useless' last time.
>> No. 70155
[X] Fevered (Saturday Night Fever Iku)
[X] Peckish (Yuyuko the hungry ghost)
[X] Motherly (Ran?)
[X] Strongest! (Cirno)
[X] Sleepy (Letty)
>> No. 70156
>>70150
you also have to remember, this is how the girls describe THEMSELVES in one word. So there's likely to be quite a bit of exaggeration going on, if someone else hasn't fucked with thier entries.
>> No. 70157
>>70154
Right. But I'd still say "Intelligent" is better for Patchouli. Who else could it be anyways? Nitori seems more like 'shy' to me.

>Red
>White
>Black
Oh. It's the Prismrivers.
>> No. 70158
>>70157
Do want Lunasa.

[X] Spinning
[X] Black
[X] Motherly
[X] Feminine
[X] Sleepy
[X] Envied
>> No. 70159
>>70157
It may be 'better' but it's not what's going to get us patchouli, now is it?
>> No. 70160
[X] Following
[X] Slave
[X] Boring
[X] Red
[X] Spinning
[X] Loyal
>> No. 70161
[X]Elegant
[X]Flat
[X]SPRING!
[X]Speedy
[X]Strongest!
[X]AWESOME!

I think you screwed up Marisa's character far too much the first time around in order for anyone to choose her
>> No. 70165
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70165
>>70161

The Marisa from the last play through had to be Hole of Yago's toddler-Marisa. They acted just like each other.
>> No. 70167
[x] Speedy ('Slut' would have worked too, everyone knows its Aya)
[X] Motherly (Ran)
[x] Unlucky (Hina)
[x] Shy (Nitori? Tewi?)
[x] Brilliant (Eirin?)
[x] Aroused (Its a trap!)
>> No. 70169
Motherly
Intelligent
Educational
Efficient
Balanced
Brilliant

Personally, I think it'd be more interesting if AD was forced to write an interesting story about people who weren't crazy enough to cause a good deal of drama. Sane housemates are GO!
>> No. 70170
Holy fuckmonkeys a lot of voteness. Counting up now since there looks to bw way more than enough.
>> No. 70171
[X] Motherly
[X] Monstrous
[X] Secret
[X] Slave
[X] Busy
[X] Greatest!

Who is "greatest!"?
>> No. 70173
>>70170

See, everybody liked Skittles! You should remember this before giving up or depressing yourself.

And if Flandre has not won, I swear you will suffer.
>> No. 70175
>>70173
>If Letty has not won, I swear you will suffer.

Fixed that for you.
>> No. 70176
>>70175

Actually, you broke it. I don't like Letty that much, she's ok and all, but she's not that appealing. That, and we already have a Letty on RAN.
>> No. 70177
[X] Elegant
[X] Intelligent
[X] Speedy
[X] Red
[X] Educational
[X] Working

And so I cast my votes.
>> No. 70179
[x]Flat
[x]Elegant
[x]Loyal
[x]Speedy
[x]Monstrous
[x]Maid

Never too late to add in more votes!
I hope...
>> No. 70181
>>70088

You know, looking at OP more atently, that's a pretty tall Rumia in there. And look, Rinnosuke! Is Rinnosuke really on the list? Oh fuck, just imagine all the awesomess we missed!
>> No. 70182
>Sleepy

And then Yukari won.
>> No. 70183
[x] Boring
[x] Worthless
[x] Sexy
[x] Angry
[x] Dead
[x] Black

Hm~
>> No. 70191
▶ Strongest!
▶ Motherly
▶ Spinning
▶ Honest
▶ Swinging
▶ Loved
>> No. 70192
[X] Spinning
[X] Educational
[X] Motherly
[X] Feminine
[X] Sleepy
[X] Musical
>> No. 70194
Okay. THAT IS IT.

NO MORE. FINAL WORD. Anything AFTER this will be IGNORED.
We've already had apparent evidence of some multiple posting, and people removing evidence, which has completely fucked up my counting. So now i'm taking a copy of this and doing it from that - NO CHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ALL.
>> No. 70195
[x] Motherly
[x] Boring
[x] Hungover
[x] Worthless
[x] Rumia
[x] Slave

I am interested in how this will turn out.
>> No. 70196
>>70194

Stories with a big choice like this at the beginning always have votespaming going on.
>> No. 70197
[x] Elegant
[x] Worthless
[x] Sexy
[x] Angry
[x] Dead
[x] Black
>> No. 70222
>>70173
> And if Flandre has not won, I swear you will suffer.
This and your children and your children's children, a pox upon thee.
>> No. 70224
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70224
>>70194

but the times, they are 'a changin'
>> No. 70226
17 Motherly
15 Spinning
11 Strongest!
10 Sleepy
10 Rumia
10 Monstrous

If >>70093 is counted, then 'Worthless' is also a 10. Sorta weird to see the Letty option tied for last with so many others though.
>> No. 70227
>>70222
"Secret" only has 4 votes anyways, and I'm positive that's Flandre.
>> No. 70228
>>10 Rumia

Yay!
>> No. 70229
>>70227
A pox upon thee and all of your kin, if this be true. Forever they shall be cursed with the dreaded Hemorrhoids.
>> No. 70230
>>70226
Spinning better be Utsuho, bro. If not, you better lock your doors and windows at night...
>> No. 70231
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70231
>>70230
>Spinning

Round
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever-spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that's turning
Running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

>> No. 70232
>>70226
>Letty option
One problem though. She was sleepy because it wasn't Winter.
>February 24th, 2012
The month wasn't specified before, but it seemed like summer.
>>70182 is probably right.
Yukari > Letty anyways
>> No. 70233
>>70228

Hm, I wonder if we will get a youkai or a writer.
>> No. 70234
The list of words is meaningless to you, though a few seem to pop out at you after staring at them for a while. Maybe they were significant in some way? Or far more likely your eyes were just staring to go funny due to your tiredness and the dim lighting in the room. With some care you gently ring the words which stood out, the faint scratching sound of your pen on paper sounding terribly loud in the silence of your bedroom. Soon enough six words had been circled and you spent a moment to look them over and consider what could have possibly made you choose them.

The first, 'Motherly', sounded reassuring - and sadly you knew damn well why this was but now was not a time to think about that sort of thing as you knew you always had trouble sleeping if you let your mind linger on that for too long. Instead you focus on the next word along, 'Worthless', a pretty good description of how you felt right now you thought. No job, no real friends to speak of, no savings and sooner or later no home either. Worthless was a pretty apt description all right. 'Strongest!' came next, though you couldn't offhand think of any particular reason you'd picked it - which made you feel a little stupid, though you felt you made up for it with 'Rumia' which, to you, sounded like a person's name. If nothing else then at least that one had some kind of indication as to it being related to a person somehow... perhaps all of these were related to people?

You blink at the next entry, 'Monstrous' - if these were representing people, then who would refer to themselves in that way? It seemed perhaps a little sad if you thought about it like that, a real monster would be someone like your ex-boss, an asshole who cared for nothing other than his own image. Not for the first time you wonder what this is all about - would you have to send this list anywhere? Was it just for fun? Some kind of weird psychological test maybe? Eh, you'd work that one out in the morning, for now there was just the last word, 'Spinning'. You'd picked it... oh... because it seemed to spark a vague sense of amusement when you read it, you just couldn't get the image of someone spinning around and around until dizzy out of your head.

All done you carefully place your pen in it's place on your bedside table and check over the letter. Aside from asking you to circle several words there didn't seem to be any other instructions on it - maybe someone was supposed to come and collect it? The letter had been delivered by hand after all so it did make sense that it could be collected the same way.

Well, whatever. You'd done what the letter asked and since you had no idea what you were meant to do next you simply folded it up and placed it on your bedside table. Solving this mystery could wait until the morning.



February 25th, 2012

Morning came and morning went. Despite your expectations no-one came to collect the letter the next morning and by the time lunchtime rolled around you had gotten bored of waiting. You had things to do after all, like go hunt around for a new job for instance. Things that you simply couldn't afford to put off just to wait for a person who might or might not even show up.

Lunch came and lunch went for you, out in town looking for work with absolutely no luck whatsoever. In the end it had started to rain and you had decided to give up for the day rather than to keep wandering around from place to place and getting progressively more soaked in the process. Frankly all you were looking forward to was a hot drink and to drag your blanket out of your bedroom so you could wrap yourself up warm and simply watch television for a while.

Alas, as you were soon to discover, this wasn't going to be happening.

Upon arriving at your apartment block you were greeted by the sight of a large removals van blocking the path to the main entrance. This wasn't too unusual, as people moved in and out all the time around here since most of it was leased out as student accommodation and so only saw use for about two thirds of the year. All it meant was that you had to detour around the van... around the back of the van. You might not normally be a nosy person by nature, but it would be nice to know if this was someone moving out or in and, if so, perhaps find out who. Acting quite casual you stepped around to talk past the open rear of the truck and quickly glanced inside at the piled up furniture. Well, it looked like a bachelor was moving out if you had to make a guess, which meant this wasn't anything of any great importance to...

Wait a minute.

Some of that furniture had looked awfully familiar.

You turned then and rushed back only to find your suspicion confirmed - that wasn't anyone's furniture in the truck, that was your furniture! Not to mention the rest of the crap you owned!

“Ah, you're back.” You spin towards the speaker, a woman who had evidently come out from the apartment building while you were looking into the truck. She's tall, blonde, definitely busty - the sort of woman you'd dream of being intimate with if you'd ever seen her before. She's wearing a black dress - no, that's not quite right, it's not black but rather a very dark purple that's almost black... frankly she seemed to exude the feeling of one of those executives who used to visit your workplace from time to time, she had power and she damn well knew it.

“What,” you begin, slightly at lost for words - had this been a man you probably would have ranted and raged, but the concept of being civil to woman was so ingrained into you from a young age that it was hard to shake off in this situation. “What the hell is going on here!” you settle for, “That's my stuff! My property!”

“Your property?” The woman asks, smiling lightly, “I do believe I'll have to check that - may I have your name and occupation? Or, at least, any previous occupation anyway.”


[ ] Select a name and previous occupation for this Anon.


Yes, it's another big write in one - getting it out of the way now.
Don't argue on the votes please, the damn things even got altered after I'd asked for that to cease so these were based on what I had counted when I made that declaration. (plus me having to make a choice on the ties for the last two places)
>> No. 70235
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1

Don't see anything wrong with them.
>> No. 70236
[ ] Rex Legends, PI
>> No. 70237
[x] John Hakurei, brother of Reimu Hakurei.
[x] Hal Freeman, Experimental Weapons Technician.
>> No. 70238
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1

And so the unemployed down-on-his-luck Biomedical Engineer continues on...
>> No. 70239
[X] Name: Vizier
[X] Occupation: Grand Vizier

I WILL BE
IMMOOOOOOOORTAAAAAAAAL
>> No. 70240
[x] Koichi Zenigata.
[x] Police officer.

Fuck yeah.
>> No. 70242
Alexander Grey, former medical intern. His friends called him Lexie after some little known TV show, and that nickname stuck ever since.
>> No. 70243
File 122818016757.png - (72.25KB , 600x600 , letty042b.png ) [iqdb]
70243
No...

No Letty?

;_;

It's... it's okay. I still love you, cold lady.

[X] Ayumu

Don't care about the last name, but Ayumu stems from the characters for "walk" and "dream." I figure if we're descended from a shrine family, we might as well keep in the theme of Reimu's "dream" name.
>> No. 70244
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1

I liked TTR1. So let's keep these.
>> No. 70245
[x] Select a name and previous occupation for this Anon.

>JOHN CONNOR
>INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER
>> No. 70246
>>70242
> Alexander Grey, former medical intern. His friends called him Lexie after some little known TV show, and that nickname stuck ever since.
Not sure if want. This sounds kinda familiar.
>> No. 70247
[x]John Smith
[x]You worked for the CIA. Specifically, you used to CLASSIFIED hostile CLASSIFIED in CLASSIFIED, CLASSIFIED, Canada, and CLASSIFIED.
>> No. 70248
>>70247

CIA wouldn't have had a daddy's boy making fuckups
>> No. 70249
>>70248
You would hope.
>> No. 70250
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70251
>>70236
Scrapping my joke vote.

[ ] Randolph Carter.
[ ] Dreamer.

... what?
>> No. 70252
[\!/] Same name as in TTR1
[\!/] Same occupation as in TTR1

Never worked its way into the other playthrough, so its fair game.
>> No. 70253
>>70251

I like your line of thought.

[x] Richard Upton Pickman
[x] Painter
>> No. 70254
[X] Thomas Stearns Eliot
[X] Writer
>> No. 70255
[X] [name of preexisting character, fictional or nonfictional]
[X] [preexisting character's occupation]
>> No. 70256
[X] Jerry Sizzler
[X] Lounge Singer
>> No. 70257
>>70247
This, definitely this.
>> No. 70258
Getting kinda HP Lovecraft in here.
>> No. 70259
>>70255

It's not like anything but the name and occupation from TTR1 will win.
>> No. 70260
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70261
[x] Alexander Grey
[x] medical intern
His friends called him Lexie after some little known TV show, and that nickname stuck ever since.

Closest thing to an original character, seeing as he isnt actually Lexie. Also, having access to the inside of a hospital might be very useful.
>> No. 70262
[X] Hal Freeman, Experimental Weapons Technician.

How the heck he got kicked out of a prototype weapons facility, we will never know.

someone thought it was time
>> No. 70263
[X] Same as TTR
[X] Copyrighter in a book publish office.
>> No. 70264
the sky is the limit, people.

[ ] Joe the Plumber
[ ] Plumber

[ ] Howard Phillips Lovecraft
[ ] Cult Leader

[ ] Nick Danger
[ ] PI
>> No. 70265
>>70234
[X] Ken Readman
[X] Librarian
You've used ZA PAPER your mother's maiden name ever since you left the shrine.
>> No. 70267
>>70264
Silly doujin. Joe the Plumber doesn't have a plumbers licence.
>> No. 70268
>the sky is the limit, people.

[x] Alfred the Great
[x] King of the English from 871-899
>> No. 70269
[X] Mary Clarissa Christie, heterochromic catgirl writer.
>> No. 70270
[X] Same name as in TTR1
[X] Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70271
> the sky is the limit, people.
Sounds like a plan
[x] Walter C. Dornez
[x] Former butler and "Angel of Death"
>> No. 70273
[ ] Pey Dobear, convicted felon and pedophile

[ ] Brock Samson, body guard and professional weight lifter

[ ] Minnosuke Rorichika, pawn shop dealer and kleptomaniac.
>> No. 70274
[x] Nozomu Itoshiki
[x] After losing his teaching job due to the negative influence he has on his students, he decided to live as a lone hikkikomori. Having cut off ties with his family, he soon discovers the difficulties of being a NEET with no money.
>> No. 70275
[x] Max Longmeat
Hardcore Porno Star
>> No. 70276
[x] Angry Scientist
[x] After finally realizing that his contributions to the military are next to none, he finds himself no longer a Scientist. He still includes "Scientist" as his last name, since he can't remember his original one.

[x] Shirou Nanaya
[x] After ending up in a hospital after trying to do "Unlimited Dissection Works" on a zoo animal, he decides to quit his job as a Church exorcist. He finds solace in finally opening a small takoyaki stand near his apartment, but some jackass smashed it with a bat a few days ago. With his livelihood gone, he must now trudge through difficult days.
>> No. 70277
[x] Nathaniel Belmont
[x] Part-time Vampire Hunter. Since Dracula hasn't reincarnated in the last few years, Nathan found himself doing odd jobs and part-time work to survive. The Church has stopped sending him money and has issued him orders to stop being such a "deadbeat" when there aren't any vampires.
>> No. 70278
[x] Ichigo Kurosaki
[x] Part Time Shinigami
>> No. 70279
>>70243
...Where did it say there was no Letty? I'm not finding anything to that effect.
>> No. 70280
[x] Sebastian Michaelis
[x] Superior Butler
>> No. 70281
>>70279
Motherly, Worthless, Strongest!, Rumia, Monstrous, Spinning.

Now, which of those is likely Letty?
>> No. 70282
[x] Lord Victor Nefarius
[x] Raid Boss
>> No. 70283
[x] Alexander Grey
[x] former medical student

Nicknames includer: Xander, Lexie, Rider, Alex, Grant, Greyscale, Jean, Wellington, Earl Grey, Sasha, Alexa, Silver, Scots, Gandalf, Deadbeat, Great!, Alien, "The guy who owes me rent", and Morris.

Yeah, he's had it tough growing up.
>> No. 70284
>>70282
Bow-chika lok'tar
>> No. 70285
[x] Sigurd
[x] Skald
>> No. 70286
>>70281

Well...

I'm hopeful for Letty being Motherly, at least. Maybe. Because, you know, with Cirno...

;_;
>> No. 70287
[x] Tatsuhiro Satō
[x] NEET

We will teach them the wonderful world of Otaku culture, cup ramen, MMORPGs, drugs, and conventions.
>> No. 70290
[x] Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye
[x] Former hairdresser. He did his work well, but the customers didn't like the way he looked at them.
>> No. 70291
[x] ZUNnosuke
[x] Programmer
>> No. 70292
[x] K1
[x] Part-time baseball player. Lost his job after an incident that involved a female acquaintance and a little girl.
>> No. 70293
[x] Lewis Carroll
[x] Librarian

He was fired when he was caught trying to talk little girls into "analytical critique". He is currently banned from all libraries and educational institutions.
>> No. 70295
File 122818662573.jpg - (145.14KB , 650x1280 , 1227481985933.jpg ) [iqdb]
70295
Haha. Oh Wow.
Sure is not calling the votes in here.
>> No. 70296
[x] Edgar Allan Poe
[x] Amateur Mystery writer

You blame your father for having a three-letter last name. You blame your mother for loving this writer. Incidently, you seek to become a professional writer someday and have your works published. You write under the pen name "Okuu".
>> No. 70297
File 122818706651.jpg - (39.39KB , 410x514 , abe-vigoda.jpg ) [iqdb]
70297
[x] Abe Vigoda
occupation: old jew
>> No. 70298
[x] Takakazu Abe
[x] Auto Mechanic
>> No. 70299
[x] Monkey with a typewriter
[x] Professional Screenplay writer
>> No. 70300
[x] Aki Eda
[x] Doujin Artist

ZUN is a stingy bastard and he hasn't sent you money in months.
>> No. 70301
[x] Alexander Grey
[x] medical intern
It's not going to win, but fuck yeah Lexie.
>> No. 70302
[x] "That guy"; a name, who needs a name?
[x] None; a job, who needs a job?
>> No. 70303
>>70298
[x] Takakazu Abe
[x] Auto Mechanic
UHO
>> No. 70304
[x] Vladimir Propp
[x] Literary scholar

You spend your days at the University, despite having being fired for 38 years because the paperwork said you were dead. They stopped giving you salary a few weeks ago after the authorities discovered blatant misuse of government funds in the Mathematics department.
>> No. 70307
[x] Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski
[x] Unemployed

Some Chinese girl in a weird costume barges into your house and threatens to cut off your Johnson, while her tortoise pees on your fucking rug.
>> No. 70308
[x] Valentin Scarlet
[x] Game Programmer
>> No. 70309
>>70255
[x] <name of pre-existing or semi-original character>
[x] <actual or funny occupation that relates to said character>

<insert short backstory for lulz>

...
> Anonymous
> Originality
Choose one.
>> No. 70310
[x] Jacob Swanson / Seven
[x] Teacher / Former Undercover KGB agent

Fucking English department kicked you out because they didn't want the students to pick up your "East European" accent. Fuck them.
>> No. 70311
[x] Shirou Nanaya
[x] After ending up in a hospital after trying to do "Unlimited Dissection Works" on a zoo animal, he decides to quit his job as a Church exorcist. He finds solace in finally opening a small takoyaki stand near his apartment, but some jackass smashed it with a bat a few days ago. With his livelihood gone, he must now trudge through difficult days.
>> No. 70312
>>70309
Ok.

[x] Roderick Gallahad
[x] Manic-Depressive Postman

After they discovered your psychological disorder, they fired you for "miscellaneous" reasons. But you feel much better after throwing that mailbox into the post office. Who cares if you have shattered glass imbedded into your hands? You got lulz!
>> No. 70313
[x] Justinian Moriya
[x] CEO of Moriya industries

Fuck. You. Economics.
>> No. 70321
[x] Peter Parker
[x] Freelance Photographer
>> No. 70323
[x] Jiggly Puff
[x] Jiggly Puff

*jiggly jiggly puff~*
>> No. 70324
... and I'm out of ideas.

Also, inb4 TTR1 old name/job wins.
>> No. 70325
[x] Johannes Krauser II
[x] Detroit Metal City band leader
>> No. 70326
... So we're going with "[X] Same name and occupation as in TTR1" right?

Although I am partial to "[X] Hal Freeman, Experimental Weapons Technician."
>> No. 70327
>>70326
Looks like it, unless one of the write-ins suddenly gets more than 10 votes.
>> No. 70328
File 122819091492.jpg - (31.51KB , 375x300 , z106089493.jpg ) [iqdb]
70328
[x] Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andri Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III
[x] Used to be an outlaw with a bounty on his head... you wish. You were a sad little manga artist.
>> No. 70329
[Z] Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andri Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III
[Z] Used to be an outlaw with a bounty on his head... you wish. You were a sad little manga artist.

This.
>> No. 70330
[b] Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andri Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III
[b] Same occupation as in TTR1
Changing vote.
>> No. 70331
[x] Valentinez Alkalinella Xifax Sicidabohertz Gombigobilla Blue Stradivari Talentrent Pierre Andri Charton-Haymoss Ivanovici Baldeus George Doitzel Kaiser III
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70334
>>70328 >>70329 >>70330 >>70331
Dear god.

[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70335
File 122819312212.jpg - (98.64KB , 500x375 , shar_event01.jpg ) [iqdb]
70335
>>70269
[X] Mary Clarissa Christie, heterochromic catgirl writer.
>> No. 70337
[x] Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfernschplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-
apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-
kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nürnburger-bratwurstle-gerspurten-mitz-weimache-
luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shoenendanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm

[x] Composer
>> No. 70338
File 122819402388.jpg - (31.15KB , 325x380 , 1203707264825.jpg ) [iqdb]
70338
[X] Zengar Zambolt
[X] Cleaves evil

He's also very good with kids.
>> No. 70340
[x] Sōjirō Izumi
[x] being awesome

After Konata finally grew up to be a successful voice actress/manga artist/television host, her father continued with his writing career. Unfortunately, without his loli inspiration, he hasn't published a single thing for more than 8 months.
>> No. 70349
[x] Rob Schneider
[x] Da Derp Dee Derp Da Teetley Derpee Derpee Dumb

Rob Schneider derp de derp! Derp de derpity derpy derp! Until one day, a derp a derp a derpa derp! Derpa derp ta teetley tum! From the creators of "Der", and "Tum ta tittaly tum ta too", Rob Schneider is...
>> No. 70353
[x] John Henry Eden
[x] Charismatic Politician
>> No. 70354
[X] Nwabudike Morgan
[X] Unity Franchise Holder
>> No. 70355
[x] Murder Guy
[x] Murder Guy

Murder Guy murders.
>> No. 70356
File 122820162278.jpg - (250.32KB , 640x528 , c4dea49ebaa88d56ed95c27705f8183a.jpg ) [iqdb]
70356
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1

Let's get this over with, two post and already a pretty full thread, I'm sure AD'll have a headache counting.

Unless someone do it for him, but I doubt that happening with the still incoming flood of votes.

Anyway, to express my sadness of another failed attempt to include Wriggle, I shall give her the attention outside of the story.
>> No. 70358
A Winter Firefly is fine too.
>> No. 70359
{X} Same name as in TTR1
{X} Same occupation as in TTR1

Best option is best
>> No. 70361
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1

Option option is option?
>> No. 70362
Server Notice

To all Graze voters:
Please be aware that after voting is closed, you will be required to post the source that the name you submitted was taken from
>> No. 70363
▶ Same name as in TTR1
▶ Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70369
>>70362
Sure boss. If any of them actually win, that is.
>> No. 70376
[X] Optimus Prime
[X] Robot Jesus

The boss' kid? Starscream.
>> No. 70377
>>70376
>[X] Liberty Prime
>[X] Capitalist Jesus

Fixed for you.
>> No. 70378
[ ] Erik Burton
[ ] Office bitch

That was his official title, other than that I like the name.

In case, however, that Erik doesn't win default to:
[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1
>> No. 70380
[x]Frederick Lynn
[x]part time package handler at UPS

at least it's a job a guy running away from his farther back in the shrine could actually get. Good, honest work, and lost that could go wrong if someone's pet kid got overpromoted.
>> No. 70381
>Let's get this over with, two post and already a pretty full thread, I'm sure AD'll have a headache counting.

>Unless someone do it for him, but I doubt that happening with the still incoming flood of votes.

13 as of >>70378 for previous name and occupation, even the verbal diarrhea option only had 4, Alexander Grey had 3 I think, Hal Freeman and Takakazu Abe might've had 2. It doesn't take too long if you don't bother counting everything else.

[x] Same name as in TTR1
[x] Same occupation as in TTR1

Okay, 14 now. Adjust upwards if there's anything between >>70378 and this post.
>> No. 70386
[X] Same name as in TTR1
[X] Same occupation as in TTR1

This is enough.
>> No. 70392
[x] Same name as in TTGL
[x] Same occupation as in TTGL

Definitely the only way to go.