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108793 No. 108793 ID: 65a774

I guess this needs a proper thread for this, as it’s not in any of the other canon things I’ve done?
Either way, discuss away about this wannabe Visual Novel.
Who is best girl?
What kind of horrid indecent things do you want to do to them? (Holding hands!? Gods, that lewd!)
Who will win the annual spelling bee at the end?
Etc…

>You know it's kinda amazing how well your art style goes well with the Visual Novel type.
My style consist of drawing the upper body of people and pasting them on static backgrounds… which is exactly what visual novels consist of. Who’d knew they would fit so well together.
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No. 108794 ID: fceae5

>>108793
>What kind of horrid indecent things do you want to do to them?
I wanna give Qarka a manicure.
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No. 108795 ID: 665ed8

Why must we choose best girl? They are all wonderful!
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No. 108798 ID: 0555b9

That... sure is a strange abdomen our third guest's got, there.
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No. 108799 ID: 65a774

> That... sure is a strange abdomen our third guest's got, there.
I’m not super happy how it came out myself, so it’s still up in the air if that will be how she looks in the actual quest. So until her lower half is completely revealed in the quest proper, it’s still possible for it to change a bit.
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No. 108800 ID: c715ba

Qarka is best girl!
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No. 108801 ID: b15da4

Madame is best madame.
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No. 108811 ID: 9876c4

>>108799
Maybe a more gentle curve, so it's not uh.. protruding quite so overtly.

I could stand the Madam's abdomen being about 1/3
shorter, so that she's more disimilar to the overtly serpentine Khrax. The ship may have sailed, already, though
.
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No. 108817 ID: 4854ef

>Who’d knew they would fit so well together.

True enough! Haha
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No. 108832 ID: 8cb228

You accidentally did a double post, QM!
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No. 108836 ID: b15da4

>>108832
You can just report the doublepost yourself instead of bringing it up in the disthread.
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No. 108855 ID: 65a774

>Makes an update before bed, wakes up to 35 new suggestions, most of them from unique users.
Holy shit!

>Why must we choose best girl? They are all wonderful!
Because I’m EVIL!
>You cheeky git, you played us like a fiddle.
EVIL, I TELL YAH! EEEVIIIL!!!
>I wanna give Qarka a manicure.
Then it’s time to ready those power tools!

>Maybe a more gentle curve, so it's not uh.. protruding quite so overtly.
In retrospect, I should have been obvious what was bugging me about it. Hopefully, her new body in the quest will be a bit better.
>I could stand the Madam's abdomen being about 1/3.
Näver! She is long lizard wife and nothing else!
>You accidentally did a double post, QM!
I got an error when I uploaded it, so it made two posts somehow. I can’t delete as well as my password got reseted for some reason. Either way, I reported it when I uploaded it, so hopefully it will be deleted soon enough.
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No. 108856 ID: 1f2066

As a massive fucking xenophile I would just like to say damn your and bless you for making a quest about finding an alien waifu
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No. 108857 ID: 8d4593

I still cannot see how it is physically possible for madam to get dressed. At least in that thing she's wearing.
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No. 108858 ID: b15da4

>>108857
She's quite flexible. She could pull it on over her head and then snake her way through before sticking her rear legs through the holes.
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No. 108864 ID: 9876c4

>35 new suggestions
I certainly don't begrude you your popularity, but I wish those other posters would show such enthusiasm for some plot based quests.
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No. 108866 ID: 4854ef

>>108864
That's pretty much begruding, I mostly just follow certain quest authors at this point. Kaktus being one of them.
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No. 108870 ID: bec5e8

>>108864
Yeah, no kidding. Nothing gets people to post like waifus.
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No. 108872 ID: 8cb228

So, some musings about interstellar civilizations!

So I noticed a few things. This setting seems to have modern technology as a baseline, have robots that respond to vocal commands, and have several civilizations capable of interstellar travel.

Based on current projections, that seems to imply some things that older sorts of space opera and science fiction seems to have ignored, or noticed only semi-regularly.

Here's the concepts:

1.) If your civilization is usefully and interestingly interstellar, you are capable of putting together absurd amounts of energetic, computational, technological and material resources and moving them about and doing useful stuff with them. Otherwise you wouldn't be interstellar in the first place.

2.) To get to this point, you would likely need a highly automated economy, and at least somewhat useful AI or lots of expert systems

3.) At that point, most people and most skills would be unemployable, and most of the normal people would be living large on the plenty and the income and credits that everyone gets just by breathing; thus a true post-scarcity economy

4.) There will always be some sort of wealth and something that only a few people (like those that own all the robots and robot factories) have. Those would be the only people worth taxing, and therefore, auditing.

5.) Most people would be spending very little time doing a vocation or actual job for actual useful (beyond baseline) amounts of money. Maybe a few hours a week. A 'computer programmer' would be, say, mostly, 'part time professional AI nanny/mother/grade school teacher', for example.

6.) Most people would, when not compelled to work for food/shelter/healthcare/etc., probably spend lots of time doing whatever interests them. For a good chunk of the population, that would be sampling pleasures.

7.) Most civilizations by this point would, as a matter of course, make a push to develop vices that aren't harmful, so as to not implode. For example, people are beginning to develop synthehol, like as in star trek synthehol that doesn't get you hung over or addicted but gives you the pleasurable drunkenness and there's a pill that immediately sobers you up from it, from the class of drugs that Valium is a part of. Most other civilizations would no doubt have the same thing. Also video games and sports and obtaining social position would become relatively more important.

8.) Our hero therefore needs to open up his goddamn eyes, start collecting his basic income, realize that he can actually go do pretty much whatever he wants, go get some new clothes printed, get whatever neural cybernetic enhancement or neural lace will actually useful plug him into the local infosphere, plug into whatever AI life-assistant service there is, and go partake of the free 'utterly harmless' intoxicants like the synthehol and pot equivalents, and start to actually really enjoy himself and let loose!
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No. 108874 ID: 74fd8d

oh shit, finally found the discussion so I won't seem like a complete idiot in the quest.
I'm still am one, and that's why vic is my spirit animal.

best girl is a tie between the living weapon in a cute pink dress, and the gamer bug girl. I still love madame, lizard Waifus are my weakness.
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No. 108892 ID: 9145ba

Dang Kaktus, where can I find shark centipedes in Starbound?
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No. 108893 ID: 1d56e7

We should probably take a vote on how okay Vic is with anal
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No. 108894 ID: 2e22fa

>>108893
Thats assuming it factors at all in tuul casual sex. It might be purly for procreational purposes.
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No. 108906 ID: 24dd1a

So what quest was the grave comment likely a reply to?
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No. 108907 ID: 9876c4

>>108906
I took it as Vic abandoning the vestiges of normal anatomy when he left earth. Which isn't untrue.
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No. 108909 ID: c69d27

Ah, it was phrased oddly. I would take it as not liking particular actions, that's why my posts discussed penetration or not penetration. He might be comfortable with a bird sort of male that's pretty (colorful!) and has bits that lead inward, with no penis. And the seeking females thing was just the most likely to not have a penis like appendage to worry about.
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No. 108928 ID: 74fd8d
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108928

Someone plays overwatch it seems.
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No. 108930 ID: bd9dcf

So canonically, did he actually say lots of those suggestions we gave and those were the ones she replied to?
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No. 108973 ID: 9145ba

>>108930
Kaktus never pulls any punches. She heard everything. EVERYTHING. (That she responded to.)
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No. 108981 ID: 8cb228

Yea, but which things of the list of 'cool stuff to talk about' was actually implied to be said for the

'>Okay quick primer on humans...
You start to ramble up all the facts about humans you can come up with which you believe will interest her.'

bit, beyond what was spelled out?
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No. 108990 ID: 65a774

>As a massive fucking xenophile I would just like to say damn you and bless you for making a quest about finding an alien waifu.
As a massive fucking Xenophile myself, I can say damn me for not doing this sooner.
>Dang Kaktus, where can I find shark centipedes in Starbound?
Nowhere, as it’s pretty much just something I threw together in a few minutes in the pixel program I use. The shark head, on the other hand, is apparently part of Starbound’s creature creator or something.
>Someone plays overwatch it seems.
Her logo was the first thing that came to mind when I was trying to come up with something pink and nerdy. On the same note, I’m a bit disappointed that everyone missed the overwatch reference at the start of the quest.

>We should probably take a vote on how okay Vic is with anal.
>Everyone panicking and jumping to conclusions as soon as the word ovipositor is mentioned.
Just according to keikaku. (Note: keikaku means plan.)

>I certainly don't begrude you your popularity, but I wish those other posters would show such enthusiasm for some plot based quests.
To be fair, there will always be more people posting when the question is a clearly defined “choose which character you like the most” kind of deal. I was surprised to see so many people actually discussing which one to choose for other reason than just popularity.
>Nothing gets people to post like waifus.
Also, waifus are best suggestion bait.

>I still cannot see how it is physically possible for madam to get dressed. At least in that thing she's wearing.
Its alien technology, I don’t have to answer shit.
>She's quite flexible.
That’s an understatement if I’ve ever heard one.

>Thus a true post-scarcity economy.
The world the quest is set in is not a post-scarcity economy. While they have robots that can do the more menial tasks at hand (like delivering pizza), the world is consuming more culture than it ever has before, thus creating a lot of demands for more cultural work. Plus, post-scarcity would mean that they can create material and energy from thin air, which they cannot.
>So canonically, did he actually say lots of those suggestions we gave and those were the ones she replied to?
Just assume Vic said everything about humans that you guys suggested… also assume that Xi’ankh is both kind of tipsy and focusing on a game at the same time, so she probably missed some stuff. But yes, she knows more about humans than what was written in the update.
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No. 108994 ID: 74fd8d
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108994

>>108990
>I’m a bit disappointed that everyone missed the overwatch reference at the start of the quest.

you mean the bag of d.varitos, didn't know gremlins were cannon.
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No. 108998 ID: cce27a

Post scarcity: not necessarily material and energy from thin air. More that they've got enough useful automation and economic productivity (and energy to fuel it) that most people have their basic needs, and quite a bit beyond, taken care of as a matter of course. That large swathes of products that are part of economic output are free or mostly free. A hybrid economy would probably have a basic income, a lot of automation, and a decent amount of things for free.
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No. 109026 ID: 1226ae

>>108998
Indeed. I always imagine 'post-scarcity' in Stellaris terms, that being "Our income so grossly outstrips our output that we literally cannot spend resources fast enough to run into difficulties".
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No. 109029 ID: 1d56e7

... I am not sure where the idea of energy and matter from thin air came from... I suppose you just haven't actually looked at that sort of thing much, also could we ask species questions here? Just cause I'm curious
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No. 109037 ID: cce27a

Uh Kaktus, that seemed to be a lot out of left field. Usually there would be more hints in the character's thought process to hint he was thinking about this and saw this as the only alternative throughout the night. What gives?
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No. 109039 ID: 34f6b6

>>109037
I think this might be a setup to some self-terminatus-interruptus
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No. 109042 ID: 9876c4

>>109037
Either way, there's no narrative sense in doing it any other way.
Surprising events should be surprises.
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No. 109043 ID: 65a774

>Uh Kaktus, that seemed to be a lot out of left field. Usually there would be more hints in the character's thought process to hint he was thinking about this and saw this as the only alternative throughout the night.
Go back and re-read some of Vic’s inner dialog. He does make allusions to what he has planned more than once. Here’s some examples:

“It might be the liquid courage talking… or just the fact that a man on the gallows will do anything…”
“Tomorrow morning won’t be able to be ruined by a simple hangover, one way or another.”
“…but that’s tomorrow… which is already too late. Unless you find someone else first…”
“Going by how things have been going so far, there won’t be a next time…”

That, and going by everything else he says, you can’t blame him for being deeply depressed.
(It’s also a bit of a reference to Leisure suit Larry 1, where he commits suicide if he’s still a virgin when the night ends.)


>...I am not sure where the idea of energy and matter from thin air came from...
It was more of an exaggeration than anything…
>Our income so grossly outstrips our output that we literally cannot spend resources fast enough to run into difficulties.
While they are way closer to that goal compared to humanity, they still have a way to go. They simply haven’t found a way to reliable harvest enough material / energy for the sheer size of their population yet.
>You mean the bag of d.varitos, didn't know gremlins were cannon.
Gremlins are cannon ever since she got that sit emote.
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No. 109050 ID: cce27a

Kaktus, you've made a very interesting world with very interesting characters, and we've put a lot of effort into this character, and want to see more of the characters and setting. Ending abruptly would leave a bad taste in many of our mouths, previous hints and video game references notwithstanding.
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No. 109058 ID: 398fe1

I think it's an accomplishment that you made some alien races that are alien enough not to really have any sexual features humans find attractive.

Though you're cheating a bit by having 2/3 of them shaped mostly like tubes.
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No. 109059 ID: 9145ba
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109059

>>109058
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No. 109068 ID: 8cb228

>>109058
Speak for yourself!
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No. 109078 ID: 9876c4

>>109058
I like the quest so far, but I kinda agree.
Too much Xeno, not enough phile.
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No. 109079 ID: 1226ae

>>109078
Honestly, I disagree. These aliens are all adorable to a teratophile like me.
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No. 109080 ID: 350a50

>>109058
Look at this normie. Look at him and laugh.
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No. 109081 ID: 0555b9

The only option that's actively repulsive is Qarka.
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No. 109082 ID: fceae5

>>109081
Take that back.
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No. 109084 ID: cce27a

>>109081
None if them are repulsive! They're different.
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No. 109088 ID: 9876c4
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109088

If in the fullness of mission creep, there ends up being a cute blue biped for us filthy casuals, I wouldn't be at all displeased.

Wouldn't even need to be best gril.
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No. 109089 ID: 0b99d7

>>109081
that's where you(r opinion is simply different from mine) kiddo
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No. 109090 ID: 350a50

>>109081
Personally, I find the Madame the least appealing. I can't pick out any one reason, just the way it is.
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No. 109094 ID: 1226ae

>>109090
Perhaps it's her personality.
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No. 109105 ID: 65a774

>Kaktus, you've made a very interesting world with very interesting characters, and we've put a lot of effort into this character, and want to see more of the characters and setting.
I’m glad that people find my new quest interesting and worth reading.
>Ending abruptly would leave a bad taste in many of our mouths, previous hints and video game references notwithstanding.
I’m not going to abruptly end something I like to do like this without good reason. So unless the whole quest goes down in a big ball of flaming glory, Vic will probably be fine… for the most part.

>I think it's an accomplishment that you made some alien races that are alien enough not to really have any sexual features humans find attractive.
I deliberately designed all the aliens to be as far from the standard “human with wrinkles in their forehead” kind of deal you usually see with this kind of things. It’s kind of the point of the quest, to see if you can still find love in such strange environment.
>Though you're cheating a bit by having 2/3 of them shaped mostly like tubes.
But… but… t-tubes? TUBES! TUUUUBEEES!? You can never have enough tubes!
>I like the quest so far, but I kinda agree. Too much Xeno, not enough phile.
I’m sorry that you find them a bit too strange for your liking, but that will probably not change. If anything, things will probably go even more Xeno before it’s all over.
>Honestly, I disagree. These aliens are all adorable to a teratophile like me.
Wait, is teratophile really the right word to describe interest in something alien? Eh, no matter, good to hear that you find them cute.
>If in the fullness of mission creep, there ends up being a cute blue biped for us filthy casuals, I wouldn't be at all displeased.
That would kind of ruin to whole point of the quest. As I said, I deliberately made them weird and strange to really capture the feel of what something alien actually means, that is to say, something that is strange and unfamiliar.
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No. 109108 ID: 3a72a1

Thank you for making them so alien, cause while I do appreciate the other quest that is semi like this, Bika best girl, this one scratches that whole alien thing much more. SPEAKING OF WHICH, are you thinking of doing more in this universe quest wise?
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No. 109110 ID: 8d4593

I enjoy how you've humanized your xeno charachters while still maintaining a believably alien physiology. Too many quests pretend human furries are acceptible aliens. Question though: Will we meet any aliens with totally different mind sets? With different logic, common sense, core values, or perhaps with different mental functions all together? Like what if an alien felt totally different emotions that we lack, or experiances memory differently?
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No. 109111 ID: 4994e9

>>109110
It's funny you should mention that, because the quest you're throwing shade at already explores the alien mindsets to great effect. Would love to see a skut-like exploration of xenopsychology in Xi.
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No. 109113 ID: 1226ae

>>109105
Kaktus, I have a question...


Is the protagonist of this quest literally an Albino Hunchback?

Because if so, I think he deserves his own action figure line.
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No. 109115 ID: 595d54

So, lads, how about them alien cloaca, huh? And where do you think the giant predatory carnivore got the idea for a pink bow in the original post's image? Are they just popular ornaments or is it something they picked up from humans?
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No. 109116 ID: 8d4593

>>109111
But it wasn't shade?
And If you're referring to enemy quest than it sort of does, but mentally every alien is essentially human with one major difference. Which is fine for it's purposes, we see those characters a lot and it helps keep them grounded and relate-able. The same is true for asteroid quest.
That said, this quest has a ton of opportunities to throw us curve balls and I think something completely out of left field could be fun to explore.
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No. 109118 ID: 4854ef

>>109113
Given what the quest is based upon, and the fact that the suit is basically a orange version of his..

http://hulkingreviewer.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/larrylarge.jpg
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No. 109131 ID: 90f3c0

>Other species don't care enough to study humans
>Humans don't have the resources to study other species
>The archive still contains detailed information about human sexual compatibility with all other species, as well as dick size comparisons.

It's nice to know the few people who have studied alien species have got their priorities straight.
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No. 109171 ID: 65a774

>Thank you for making them so alien.
I do try…
>Question though: Will we meet any aliens with totally different mind sets? With different logic, common sense, core values, or perhaps with different mental functions all together?
While I do want to make things as alien and odd as possible, I still have limits to my writing skill. That, and I’m trying to keep the cast at a minimum.
>Are you thinking of doing more in this universe quest wise?
If things keep going as they do now, this quest might get a sequel at some point (with new alien waifu species, maybe with the twist of playing a girl this time or a gay / bi man/woman… or something). First, though, I’d like to finish Strange bedfellows and Will We Dream.

>Is the protagonist of this quest literally an Albino Hunchback?
Albino, yes. Hunchback, no. While he is a bit overweight and unfit, he’s body isn’t deformed in any way. His face, on the other hand… though what extent is up to the reader, as I’m not going to draw him.
>So, lads, how about them alien cloaca, huh?
Technically, only one of them has a cloaca… I’ll let you figure out whom.
>Where do you think the giant predatory carnivore got the idea for a pink bow in the original post's image? Are they just popular ornaments or is it something they picked up from humans?
Khrax thinks pink bows are pretty, so of course Qarka is going to wear one.

>It's nice to know the few people who have studied alien species have got their priorities straight.
Well, you got to focus on what’s important… and that’s clearly how they are in bed.
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No. 109193 ID: 6612fa

>>109115
pink used to be a savage color bake in early human history because men wore pink shirts because the blood stains never fully washed out of their white linens.
maybe pink has the same connotations in their culture
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No. 109194 ID: b7883c

>pink used to be a savage color bake in early human history because men wore pink shirts because the blood stains never fully washed out of their white linens.
Pedantic note: Human blood stains cloth a yellowish brown rather than pink. Pink has still been historically considered relatively masculine, but that's more due to a conceptual closeness to the highly masculine associated red rather than a direct connection with blood. (Of course, at least that's the case with human blood.)
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No. 109201 ID: 4854ef

>Well, there was that one time with the Ortz.
Hello Extremely! I hope you like to *play*. Lets be *special* together. *Spicy games* are always fun.

Probably not what you were going for, but all I could think of was UQM's Orz on that line.
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No. 109211 ID: 24dd1a

>>109201
Oh god, a shout out to the Orz would be great!
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No. 109222 ID: f562b1

Your aliens definitely have their unique traits, but I'm curious: Were you relating to Enemy Quest with the ladies? Madame is a high-class lady, Qarka is part of a powerful, combat loving species, and Xi's species has multiple bodies.
Of course, Madame is a bodymorpher, not an empath/telepath; Qarka purposefully displays a softness and doesn't enjoy putting her violent history foreward; and Xi is more of a one-gender puppeteer, only able to think with one mind and see with one body. I could easily also believe it just being a coincidence.
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No. 109232 ID: 350a50

>>109222
We're just missing a cyborg.
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No. 109240 ID: 9876c4

>>109232
A cute, steel-blue cyborg.
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No. 109241 ID: 4854ef

>>109222
Alot of those are pretty generic alien stereotypes to be honest.
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No. 109267 ID: 7faf12

>>109232
>>109240
Given the alien nature of, well, the aliens, I think it'd more likely be a living rock lady.
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No. 109270 ID: 350a50

>>109267
I can dig it.
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109349

>>109267
Horta when?
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No. 109384 ID: b15da4

If the Raolme are able to shape their bones so easily, does it regenerate quickly as well? Might ornate bonecrafting be a specialty of Raolme artisans?

Also, while games for the blind do exist today (both in audio and text format), I assume the games Xalia's talking about use the neural interface. Is that thing capable of making a blind species see?
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No. 109419 ID: 9876c4
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109419

The struggle is real!
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No. 109420 ID: 67456a

So I just wanted to inform everyone that my headcanon voice for Zalia is offically Tim Curry.

That is all.
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No. 109425 ID: 398fe1

Zalia best waifu. Though it seems all the waifus are more like casual sex partners.
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No. 109435 ID: 65a774

>Pink used to be a savage color bake in early human history because men wore pink shirts because the blood stains never fully washed out of their white linens.
While I’ve heard that theory as well, the reason why Khrax likes pink / red is because that’s the color of blood on their home planets, simple enough. The color clothes gets when splattered with blood is kind of a moot point for them, as they usually wasn’t wearing a lot fabrics before being uplifted, instead wearing more leather / metal armor for protection. Wearing clothes on their upper bodies for decency is something rather new to them.
>All I could think of was UQM's Orz on that line.
It was supposed to be a bit of a shoutout to the Orz, I just misspelled their name because it’s been ages since I played that game.

>Were you relating to Enemy Quest with the ladies?
The only one influenced consciously by Enemy quest is Xi, as the original idea I had for her was way too close to being Bika and had to be changed. Unconsciously though, I can tell that there are similarities there, but they weren’t meant to be like that.
>We're just missing a cyborg.
Sadly, I don’t think there will be any Cyborgs around. There are species that use machines to interact with the rest of the world, sure, but no real cyborgs. Closes thing so far is the Koye you saw in the Essks’s shop, as they are giant lobster / prawn like beings that needs a big suit filled with water to interact with the surface world.
>I think it'd more likely be a living rock lady.
Rock beings on the other hand… hmm… there might be something like that popping up…
>Alot of those are pretty generic alien stereotypes to be honest.
Or generic waifu material. We have the classy, rich lady with a dirty mind, the shy and meek girl who hides a savage beast behind her shyness and the spunky, tomboyish gamer girl.
>Though it seems all the waifus are more like casual sex partners.
While all three of them are currently looking for something a bit less serious than a full-blown relationship, all three are romanceable, though you will have to work for it.

>If the Raolme are able to shape their bones so easily, does it regenerate quickly as well?
Consider that they seem to be able to increase their bone mass to grow spines and claws, they need to have something like that for it to work, yes. Honestly, I haven’t given it much thought as of yet, as this quest world isn’t supposed to be that serious. Just expect things to not make physical sense at times, alright?
>While games for the blind do exist today, I assume the games Zalia's talking about use the neural interface. Is that thing capable of making a blind species see?
While the Raolme can’t see like humans can, they aren’t as blind as they seems. Sure, they can’t see the screen made for a human, but they’ve had time to invent screens able to show things they actually can comprehend. Remember, they did invent interstellar travel without eyes, after all… they are bound to have a few tricks up their sleeves to make that happen.

>So I just wanted to inform everyone that my headcanon voice for Zalia is officially Tim Curry.
I see you shiver with antici-
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No. 109447 ID: 188451

So, I'm not gonna try to have vik reverse engineer which ingredients to buy based on what the universal pizza is made up of (dough, cheese, sauce) even though it'd be simple. Its more fun experimenting.

Also I made a roux and bechamel myself today cause my milk is close to expiring cause nobody in my house drinks milk. It was pretty good, but a bit too sticky and it needed some other spice(I decided on paprika actually. Odd coincidence) for next time I make it.

I have like 10 old cookbooks that I like to use cause they have how to make nearly everything from scratch. My mixer cookbook has temperatures (internal and oven) by pound for like 6 types of meat, and even has how to truss a chicken. Why this is in a blender cookbook, I do not know.
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No. 109448 ID: 188451

Almost none of that stuff is relevant. I just like cooking. Sorry to blather on.
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No. 109628 ID: 3e8031

>>109420
I didn't throw up in my soul, but it is a bit quezzy :{
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No. 110067 ID: 72ed6b

I'm really enjoying this quest. I like that you went so far from humanoid, and that you put so much effort into cultural differences and background.
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No. 110095 ID: 72ed6b

>>109435
> While all three of them are currently looking for something a bit less serious than a full-blown relationship, all three are romanceable, though you will have to work for it.

And it's worth it. I like that each of these relationships requires some work, and builds up.

It's going to be interesting how your interactions with each of them change as you build up to a more serious relationship.

Also interesting how they feel about the other two. Zalia doesn't seem to mind that at all, and doesn't seem like she'd mind even if things got more serious with her. Xi is cheering us on, but she's a friend (with some teasing) at the moment; it isn't clear how her thoughts on that might change if our relationship with her got more serious. And Qarka doesn't seem to know about the other two at all.
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No. 110204 ID: 8cb228

Kaktus, do you ignore obvious phone autocorrect typos?
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No. 110205 ID: 72ed6b

That teasing with Zalia turned out better than I could have possibly hoped for; thank you for taking that suggestion and running with it.
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No. 110277 ID: fe0956

Enjoy the hiatus; hope to see you back soon.
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No. 110278 ID: 8cb228

I sincerely hope the hiatus is an April Fools thing...
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No. 110279 ID: fe0956

>>110278
I hope so too.

I wonder if the new "reactions" below each post are an April Fool's gag as well, or if they're here to stay.
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No. 110287 ID: 65a774

-pation.

>Kaktus, do you ignore obvious phone autocorrect typos?
If you mean in suggestion, as long as it’s understandable what you’re saying they are fine. If you mean it the quest proper, then I’m sorry, but as much as I’m trying to make sure there aren’t any errors in my vocabulary, English isn’t my first language (or second for that matter) so there’s bound to be some mishaps here and there.
>I sincerely hope the hiatus is an April Fools thing...
The “give me money to see the rest” bit is an April fools thing, sure, but I’m still getting worn out updating Boldly Coming right now. As it’s starting to become a chore to update it, I decided to put it down for a bit so I can spend time on my other two quests instead.

>That teasing with Zalia turned out better than I could have possibly hoped for; thank you for taking that suggestion and running with it.
Well, she like being teased… and the quest is all about going the distance, no?
>I'm really enjoying this quest. I like that you went so far from humanoid, and that you put so much effort into cultural differences and background.
I do try my best to make then as alien and interesting as possible. I was just in the mood for something weird when I started this thing.
>Also interesting how they feel about the other two. Zalia doesn't seem to mind that at all, and doesn't seem like she'd mind even if things got more serious with her. Xi is cheering us on, but she's a friend (with some teasing) at the moment; it isn't clear how her thoughts on that might change if our relationship with her got more serious. And Qarka doesn't seem to know about the other two at all.
Both Zalia and Xi don’t see themselves in relationships yet, so thing will change. Let just say that the harem ending won’t be easy… (if even possible…)

>You joke, and I do hope this whole post is an April Fool's gag, but do you have a Patreon or similar? This is really well done.
I don’t have a patreon or the like, no. I simply don’t believe that what I’m doing is popular enough to warrant something like that. Besides, if I actually made one, I would probably just stress myself out that I wasn’t doing enough to warrant getting paid for it…
>Almost none of that stuff is relevant. I just like cooking. Sorry to blather on.
...well, while it was an interesting read, I don’t really know how I should respond to that? I mean… the quest isn’t about food so… it’s kind going to be glossed over?

>"Oreorder now and get the Far tag DLC, containing T'ch'kaq the bartender, for free(1)!
It’s supposed to be “Preorder now and get the Gartag DLC… …for free*!” …so close, I guess?
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No. 110289 ID: 5b5997

>>110287
> It’s supposed to be “Preorder now and get the Gartag DLC… …for free*!” …so close, I guess?

The asterisk I realized as soon as I posted (I'd realized it was a footnote symbol and hadn't tried to figure out what it was, before I realized it was probably the asterisk). But yeah, OP and FG are each just the same base symbol with the accent mark reversed, and I misread the picture.
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No. 110290 ID: 5b5997

>>110287
> I don’t have a patreon or the like, no. I simply don’t believe that what I’m doing is popular enough to warrant something like that. Besides, if I actually made one, I would probably just stress myself out that I wasn’t doing enough to warrant getting paid for it…

To be clear, I'm not suggesting that you should do any more to warrant a Patreon, or stress out about coming up with additional things to offer patrons. I'm suggesting you should put one up solely as a means for paying you to keep doing what you're doing; it's worth it.

Post about it in each of your quests (including in the inevitable announcement you have to make tomorrow to make it clear that your hiatus isn't a gag), and I'd be shocked if you don't get multiple takers.
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No. 110292 ID: 398fe1

>>110287
>chore to update
I noticed you were like, adding dialogue from all the suggestions at once. That seemed to really draw out conversations. Was that the problem?
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No. 110294 ID: f095f8

I do like this quest, and really enjoy your replies and the back and forth of the socializing with the characters! I don't want you to get burned out, though. And a Patreon where you promise nothing in return would be fine!
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No. 110295 ID: 72ed6b

>>110292
There is that. You're always welcome to cherry-pick bits you like, or ignore bits you don't, if that makes it easier for you to weave a narrative.

(As a side observation, quests often have interestingly non-linear dialog. I've noticed that in many quests, the QM will post several things someone says, people will reply to several of them, and the QM's subsequent responses are assumed to be stitched into a linear dialogue as though the main character had responded appropriately to each point as it arose. That's a really fascinating property that I haven't seen in any other form of writing.)
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No. 110296 ID: 72ed6b

>>110294
All of this.
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No. 110303 ID: 8cb228

>>110295

Yea, just pick and choose whichever responses seem to meet your needs! And it's okay if you are more picky/selective, we won't mind!
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No. 110349 ID: 65a774

>I noticed you were like, adding dialogue from all the suggestions at once. That seemed to really draw out conversations. Was that the problem?
Probably. I do have a bad habit of trying to get all the suggestions involved, which is something I need to change. The main reason why I moved to another quest though is that I really wanted to work with something else for a while… I do have two other quests I want to finish up, after all.
>To be clear, I'm not suggesting that you should do any more to warrant a Patreon, or stress out about coming up with additional things to offer patrons. I'm suggesting you should put one up solely as a means for paying you to keep doing what you're doing; it's worth it.
The main problem is that I myself don’t think what I’m doing is worth any money… so if I did put up a Patreon, I would be hunted by the feeling that I’m not doing enough to warrant… well, anything. So if you really want to support me, write a suggestion instead, use the dis thread a bit or make some fan art or the like. I’ll probably appreciate that a lot more than few dollars that I won’t feel like I deserve.
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No. 110847 ID: 70983e
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>>/quest/797507
For a moment I thought she was doing this.
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No. 111283 ID: 3ce125

In before Vic never has sex because suggesters always want to make his first time perfect.
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No. 111660 ID: 3ce125

We've been having dinner with Zahlia for almost two months now. The anticipation is killing me.
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No. 111722 ID: 3ce125

K I L L I N G ME
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No. 111822 ID: ba56e6

I'm curious, what inspired Xi's design? It's familiar.
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No. 111840 ID: 65a774
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111840

>In before Vic never has sex because suggesters always want to make his first time perfect.
In before Vic never has sex because I’m EVIL!
>We've been having dinner with Zahlia for almost two months now. The anticipation is killing me.
MUHAHAHA!
>K I L L I N G ME
HAHAHA!
>They are already having sex.
Fuck…

>I'm curious, what inspired Xi's design? It's familiar.
<--- (Kind off?)
Actually, she’s more inspired by a porn pic about sweet yellow bug alien / human love… which also is the original inspiration for the quest as well, so there’s that…

Also also, apparently she’s subconsciously inspired by enemy quest a bit, which is something I keep beating myself up for because I don’t want to steal things from an author I like… going to try and take her in a different direction from that in the future…
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No. 111841 ID: ba56e6

>>111840
>Actually, she’s more inspired by a porn pic about sweet yellow bug alien / human love
Clearly we should get Xi a new wrench as a present.
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No. 111843 ID: 65a774

>>111841
Just make sure it’s made out of some expensive lightweight alloy so she can lift it.
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No. 111847 ID: 91ee5f

>>111841
>>111843
The joke...it is lost on me. What's the name of this comic?
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No. 111856 ID: ba56e6

>>111847
Search up meandraco. Expect a very confused fearboner.
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No. 111858 ID: f01501

>>111840
I don't really see much similarity between Xi and Bika.
Xi is a large organic growth that births mindless drones that she can operate remotely.
Bika is a single mind divided among multiple bodies with no central controlling entity.
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No. 111862 ID: 91ee5f

>>111856
Ok.

..........what did I just see? O_O
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No. 111932 ID: 65a774

>Search up meandraco. Expect a very confused fearboner.
Or don’t, because his art is really not for everyone.
>..........what did I just see? O_O
Which is exactly why I didn’t want to link it in the first place.

>I don't really see much similarity between Xi and Bika. Xi is a large organic growth that births mindless drones that she can operate remotely. Bika is a single mind divided among multiple bodies with no central controlling entity.
They are both two really tiny gamer girls with multiple bodies that are in a quest about a human dating aliens by the orders of the government. The base of their character is rather familiar in that way.
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No. 111935 ID: 3ce125

Looks like you got very clear inspiration for Zahlia from the same artist. Maybe Qarka too but her most distinguishing features seem to be original.
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No. 111940 ID: c88e6d

>>111935
You mean her spontaneously detonating eyes?
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No. 111942 ID: 3ce125

>>111940
Like those, yeah.
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No. 111943 ID: ba56e6

>>111932
>>111862
Oops.
I figured anyone following this quest is deviant enough not to be scarred for life. But I guess assumptions and all that.
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No. 111944 ID: 8cb228

So was my suggestion ok? The one with poly fidelity in it. Too dry? What would you suggest instead for that?
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No. 111947 ID: ba56e6

>>111944
When we meet her in person, it might be best to explain that most of Vic's social 'experience' comes from lewd dating sims.
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No. 111954 ID: 70983e

>>111944
I think Xi had already made her stance clear on it and wouldn't respond well to pushing further.

Also, damn people. Offering contact lens cameras to a lizard with no eyes? Crit fail.
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No. 111956 ID: 3ce125

>>111954
Hey man I pointed out the error in logic there and Vic still did it. Not our fault!
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No. 112132 ID: 6dc8e5

It has been an issue before. Vic is a very "say all the things" host, not a "say the consensus" host. Which is fine in general, but sometimes you get stuff like this. (And I grow weary of Zahlia telling us to stop avoiding her question as we cycle through everybody's comments in turn)
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No. 113021 ID: 3ce125

Will there be animation in this quest too?
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No. 113068 ID: 65a774

>Will there be animation in this quest too?
If I feel like making more animations then... maybe?
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No. 114097 ID: 8cb228

For some reason, the last time I saw an update in the thread was like, the end of may. And I've been checking quests regularly. Weird! What happened?
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No. 114180 ID: 8cb228

Hey, the thing about LSD or MDMA is that, in very low doses, as part of an actual therapy session, it can actually help someone who has the functional changes in the brain that cause depression or PTSD... very quickly NOT HAVE THEM. Thereby physically healing the brain, often with only one treatment. Plus, who knows what aliens with weird biokinetic or psychic powers there are! If there's an actual EXPERT, someone trained in it, these sorts of things would be safe to use.

After all, those substances were invented primarily for mental health reasons, they only later became street drugs, and only because of an overzealous ban-happy, anti-communist administration (they could use making drugs that people they didn't like were using illegal as an excuse to raid them and take away their rights, look it up!), that they're illegal in the first place.

It's likely that these things or similar things are used in a therapeutic way because this society has probably gotten to the point where it realizes that a war on drugs and any sort of prohibition is pointless, and that making drugs that are useful available is actually helpful. So that's what I was referring to when I gave my suggestion.
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No. 114185 ID: 371b57

>>114097
So benefit of the doubt that you are legitimately concerned that something happened. The way you put that, to me at least, sounds incredibly assholish
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No. 114192 ID: 65a774

>For some reason, the last time I saw an update in the thread was like, the end of may. And I've been checking quests regularly. Weird! What happened?
I’ve simply not been in the mood for Boldly coming and have instead worked on some of my other quests. If you’re new to my quests then I’ll give you a fair warning that I tend to jump from quest to quest and focus mostly on one at the time depending on my mood, so some quest might be put on a hiatus for a month or two.
>Hey, the thing about LSD or MDMA is that, in very low doses, as part of an actual therapy session, it can actually help someone who has the functional changes in the brain that cause depression or PTSD... very quickly NOT HAVE THEM.
Boldly coming is set in a complete alien culture, thus drugs, the culture behind it and their effects is radically different from our norm. Taking drugs created for aliens species is ill-advised, as you’ll have no idea what they’ll do to your human mind. (Also, don’t try to convince me, try to convince the characters in the quest instead.)
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No. 117392 ID: 3ce125

All three ladies are kindof scary for Vic if you think about it. Zalia has teeth and a too-large jaw, Qarka has those ultraviolent urges, and Xi has toxic fluids and wants to put it in his butt.
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No. 117402 ID: 2fe26a

>>117392
"Expresses a desire to kill and/or maim you" is an order of scary beyond pointy bits and toxic spit.
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No. 117407 ID: 41c9bc

>>117402
The Khrax allowed on the station are aware of how fragile non-Khrax are, and that they can't treat them like they would other Khrax. The whole world of cardboard speech and all that.
It's also why they apparently have their claw arms cut off when engaging with non-Khrax partners, so they don't accidentally get slicey dicey in the heat of the moment with somebody who can't regenerate.

In Qarka's case, her being into bondage as a submissive is a plus in that regard, and they probably have bondage gear made specifically for Khrax. The big squick for Vic is the whole 'cutting off her arms' thing, temporary though it may be.
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No. 117954 ID: 3ce125

Is the bartender going to be a real option for romance? She's not in the title image for the main thread OR the questdis.
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No. 118330 ID: d9cd96

Just started reading and I still can't stop giggling at the bredgött. Apparently there's an alien species populated by gothenburgians.
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No. 119021 ID: fe7355

Where'd all the suggesters vanish to after this update? I read this quest but don't usually suggest in it, but I felt I had to 'cause there was only one suggestion by someone inattentive and one joke one.
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No. 119698 ID: 2fe26a

I feel there must be some better way to introduce VR players to death than that. They could have used a natural disaster or some other kind of accident instead of an unwinnable fight; nobody likes those in games.
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No. 119701 ID: 65a774
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>Just started reading and I still can't stop giggling at the bredgött. Apparently there's an alien species populated by gothenburgians.
I’m pretty sure gothenburgians are aliens to begin with. I even have a picture to prove it! I’m not sure exactly what it is, but it’s clearly not human.

>I feel there must be some better way to introduce VR players to death than that. They could have used a natural disaster or some other kind of accident instead of an unwinnable fight; nobody likes those in games.
The VR introduction changes depending on which game you chose, thus a sword and sorcery one ends with a sword through your face. Or maybe I’m just making all this up as I just thought it would be funny to link the two quests after I saw someone comment about it.
>Is the bartender going to be a real option for romance? She's not in the title image for the main thread OR the questdis.
She’s not a possible romance, but she is a possible… “extra scene”. Or was possible, as it didn’t seem that many readers showed any interest of her.

>All three ladies are kindof scary for Vic if you think about it. Zalia has teeth and a too-large jaw, Qarka has those ultraviolent urges, and Xi has toxic fluids and wants to put it in his butt.
That’s kind of the point of the quest. All three ladies are very alien, so alien in fact that they are even dangerous. Can you overcome the danger and still find love, though?
>The Khrax allowed on the station are aware of how fragile non-Khrax are, and that they can't treat them like they would other Khrax.
Remember, the Khrax are generally more afraid of you then you are of them. The mere possibility of actually permanently harming someone scares the shit out of them, as it’s kind of a new concept.
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No. 119702 ID: 4854ef

When you are used to tearing off someone's arm in an argument and discover that "No, they don't grow back" has to be pretty terrifying for a sentient species that actually isn't a chaotic evil race.
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No. 119730 ID: 6780f5

>>119701
That looks like a German mistaking Norwegians for the Swedes.
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No. 121659 ID: b79be5

>The story of Strange bedfellows continues
>Briannah with child
Thank you Kaktus

Also am I the only who has realized our character is Sloth from the Goonies?
>comments on round nose and lack of hair
>comment about eyes not being symmetrical
Though there where also comments about being short and round.......we're Danny Fucking DeVito.
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No. 121749 ID: 8edb2d

Hey Kaktus, are you aware of Teraurge yet? It looks relevant to your interests.
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No. 121777 ID: ad51b8

thought you'd be saving the zanny stuff for the 1st of April. Safe to say didn't see that coming and got a good chuckle from me.
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No. 121840 ID: 178474

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_jLi21etY
vargskelethor ladies and gentlemen.
A man of many........somethings
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No. 121904 ID: 65a774

>Hey Kaktus, are you aware of Teraurge yet? It looks relevant to your interests.
You’re asking the guy who freely admitted that his quest was inspired by a picture made by the very same artist who created Teraurge. Yes, yes I know of it.
Also Shyni best waifu.
>Briannah with child? Thank you Kaktus.
Spoiler: That’s not the last you’ll see of them.

>Thought you'd be saving the zanny stuff for the 1st of April.
The quest accidently ended before 1st of April so… welp…
>vargskelethor ladies and gentlemen. A man of many........somethings…
I have to admit I had not seen that one before. As they mentioned in the thread, I was probably more inspired of Antfish’s abridged series… or at least what I can remember of it. It’s been years since I saw it.
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No. 122328 ID: 0eda7a

What brought this particular chapter of the quest so abruptly to a close?
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No. 123902 ID: e97f18

Looking forward to this coming back someday.
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No. 124172 ID: 93a079

Great to see this running again.
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