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112260 No. 112260 ID: 65a774

Because people was asking for a new one.
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No. 112261 ID: 65a774

>You could even ask a mod to move the few posts at the end of this thread about the reboot to the new questdis thread's start so nothing is left behind.
No need. The few post there about the reboot aren’t really that important. Let’s just leave them be.
>Hey, Kaktus, letting you know that you mistakenly used the words "enchantments" and "enchanted".
[Sarcasm] Clearly, the reboot is set in a cyberpunk fantasy world, a la Shadowrun, clearly… [/Sarcasm] (But yes, I didn’t notice that. Thank you for pointing it out.)

>And will you also put an updated background "lore dump" post in the new thread, like the one you put in this thread when you started the previous Will We Dream?
Actually, the background lore is completely unchanged from before. It’s only the things that happened in the quest proper that can be discarded as “uncanon”. Though, I will probably repost the lore dump here… with a few minor add-ons…

>The hood is good.
Everyone loves a nice viper hood. That’s a fact, look it up.
>So let's get the fat ass and become a thicc Ovale!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPSCjnwD3gc
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No. 112262 ID: 91ee5f

>>112261
Yes! Extra thicc! Kaktus knows what I'm talking about!

Also, about the hood, will it be like a real life snake's hood and be closed when it's not needed, then open up when angry/intimidating someone and going "HISSSS!" or will it stay open all the time?
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No. 112268 ID: f23c81

Out of weird curiousity do you normally choose the species of our romantic partner or do it after we make a character?
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No. 112271 ID: 65a774

>Out of weird curiosity do you normally choose the species of our romantic partner or do it after we make a character?
I generally just throw out a bunch of characters and see which ones stick, so it’s usually up in the air who’s going to be romanceable or not in the beginning… though I have to say I’ve notice I have a certain fondness for lizards. The main expectation is Strange bedfellows and Boldly coming, as those relationships are key parts of the story and all that.
>Also, about the hood, will it be like a real life snake's hood and be closed when it's not needed, then open up when angry/intimidating someone and going "HISSSS!" or will it stay open all the time?
It will be open all the time, but feel free to hiss at people who you don’t like.
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No. 112342 ID: 4854ef

Didn't think I would trigger someone that hard with my little jokey name. It's practically tradition we get one odd name out in the character creation!
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No. 112343 ID: 91ee5f

>>112271
>but feel free to hiss at people who you don’t like.
Why did you tell me to do that?! I listened to you and hissed at someone! They turned around and slugged me! DX
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No. 112357 ID: 3ce125

Refresh my memory: how do Serpens eat? How did they eat before becoming civilized and being able to make their own food?
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No. 112365 ID: 4854ef

>>112357

Liquids! They absorb liquid through the pores of their skin. They used to live underwater as an aquatic race before moving to the surface as tools started becoming a major thing. They can eat Plankton and the like.
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No. 112366 ID: 3ce125

>>112365
A plankton-feeding species would normally have some manner of filtering large quantities of water at once, or at a constant rate...
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No. 112368 ID: 4854ef

>>112366
Given that it seems that they can filter liquids through their entire body and that they are a partially telepathic species.. I mostly just remember that Plankton slurry was something they enjoyed.
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No. 112371 ID: 65a774

>Didn't think I would trigger someone that hard with my little jokey name. It's practically tradition we get one odd name out in the character creation!
I think it was the whole adopted thing and trying to insert it into the backstory that made a fuss. Either way, at least we now have what I hope will be a fun running joke with how bob is the most evil name in the galaxy.
>Why did you tell me to do that?! I listened to you and hissed at someone! They turned around and slugged me!
We here at Kaktus Corp. do not take responsibilities for any damaged, debuffs or curses received while hissing. Please contact your doctor before trying hissing. Hiss on your own risk.

>Refresh my memory: how do Serpens eat?
as >>>112365 said, they eat liquids through their skin.
>How did they eat before becoming civilized and being able to make their own food?
They originated as a plankton-feeding species, having evolved on a planet mostly composed of very nutrient rich seas. It was apparently enough to keep them going until they invented the blender. (Of course, there are rumors that they rapid evolution was not a natural phenomenon, but that’s just baseless slander, aren’t it?)
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No. 112410 ID: 4854ef

Out of curiosity what were the main problems (to you) of the pre-reboot?
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No. 112414 ID: 91ee5f

>>112371
>We here at Kaktus Corp. do not take responsibilities for any damaged, debuffs or curses received while hissing. Please contact your doctor before trying hissing. Hiss on your own risk.
Don't give me that! I'm gonna hiss at you for that! HISSSS!!!!!
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No. 112416 ID: be0718

These insanely long suggestions are causing a positive feedback loop which makes reading Kaktus quests take longer and longer, and that makes it more difficult to respond/get hooked/keep track of what's happening. Please suggesters, before you hit Reply on your great american novel, can you just pare it down to the essentials?
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No. 112422 ID: 65a774

>Don't give me that! I'm gonna hiss at you for that! HISSSS!!!!!
Hey, stop that or I’m going to tread on you!
>These insanely long suggestions are causing a positive feedback loop which makes reading Kaktus quests take longer and longer, and that makes it more difficult to respond/get hooked/keep track of what's happening.
I think the biggest problem is that I’m not really good at slimming down my posts. I’ll need to learn how to not include everything that is posted, really.

>Out of curiosity what were the main problems (to you) of the pre-reboot?
Those fucking emotion feeling Nano machines or what they were. I don’t know why I introduced them, what I was going to do with them or what how they even fit in the story or universe. They simply didn’t fit in anywhere.

We also have the whole Cibic thing. Having to deal with at least three different layers for just one character every update started to get more and more annoying as time went on, really.

Another big part was how the story was progressing. I kind of went the wrong way at places and ended up somewhere I didn’t want to. So… there’s that.

…and some character was just thrown in and forgotten as they didn’t fit anywhere, either…
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No. 112423 ID: 65a774

And before I forgot, what did people think of the animated update? How many actually had problem viewing it? Should I continue doing stuff like that or try something else? And for those that couldn’t watch it, here’s a transcript of what Dreamer said:

-Dreamer of Freedom’s logic-

When the victim died he was locked in his own office, completely alone without anyone else even close by, thus foul play is simply impossible.

Further, we know that he has had a rather stressful month so far, giving him a motive of why he would choose to shoot himself, no?

Now, the crystal residue on his hand, his handprint on the gun and the location, they all points to one conclusion.

He did this to himself, no doubt about it. I’m completely right, once again, as usual.
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No. 112425 ID: 91ee5f

>>112422
>Hey, stop that or I’m going to tread on you!
Nevah! You can't stop me! HISSSS!!!!!

>>112423
>animated update
Yeah, I couldn't see it. But that was because of the device I was using. Once I switched to a different device, I was able to see it. And I liked it!
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No. 112432 ID: be0718

>>112423
The solution provided in thread worked for viewing it. If you want to keep doing animated updates, then go for it!
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No. 112433 ID: fe7355

>>112423
It'll be a issue for anyone using a iOS device to view as Flash is not supported on that OS. Dunno about Android devices. And then there's the problem if your browser is mis-configured or disabled Flash and you can't figure out how to turn it back on. I know Firefox disables Flash by default now and you have to enable it on a temporary or per-site basis. So keep in mind that it'll add hassle to some of the quest readers to view, more often those on mobile devices or tablets.
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No. 112436 ID: cb9e15

>>112423
Thanks. Couldn't view it on my phone.

>though I have to say I’ve notice I have a certain fondness for lizards.
It shows, when even the robot has curves!
(Is it bad that I find An cute because of that?)
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No. 112510 ID: 65a774

>If you want to keep doing animated updates, then go for it!
Welp, I guess I’ll do some more of those, then.
>So keep in mind that it'll add hassle to some of the quest readers to view, more often those on mobile devices or tablets.
Then I’ll simply post everything that is said normally as well. That way you’ll just miss out on the animations (which might be important in some cases, but eh…) and not on any information. That way anyone can read the quest.

>It shows, when even the robot has curves!
I think that has something do with my art style and not love for scalies. Everything has curves in it for some reason. I guess I’ve learned too much from porn? (Can you even learn too much from porn?)
>(Is it bad that I find An cute because of that?)
Well, that depends on your definition of bad as well as what you mean with cute, really…

Also, Loredump is coming. I’ve added Varkians and extended the SAI bit a… um… bit, but the rest is the same as the dump I had for the original “Will we Dream?”, so if you’ve already read that you can skip it. Or skip all of it anyway as it’s just a bunch of fluff and not needed for the quest proper.
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No. 112511 ID: 65a774

United Solar Federation. – Humans (Apes) –“You might have bread, but do you have Circuses?”

Major Factions:

UEAAC – When the Earth’s atmosphere became toxic, the surviving nations of earth banded together to create the first colony of mars and escape the fate that the rest of the world suffered. They became known as the United Europa, Asia and Africa Conciliation.
”We must never forget why we struggle, why we suffer. Even though some of them fight against us, in the end our sole reason of existence is for the people, no matter whom, what or where they are.”
Mozenrath Hazin Bin, Premier of UEAAC. – Under the negotiations of the Unity.

Sol Corp – The biggest mega corporation out there. Started off with the invention of the Holo implant by human hands, but has spread to all species and nearly every market.
”Some of the more nihilistic people out there might assume that a lack of competition will raise our prices and lower our quality. You only need to look at our rise to power to disapprove this. We became what we are today not by swindling our customers, but producing quality goods for a decent price and earning the trust of the consumer, and destroying that trust would be a financial disaster. Besides, we earn more than most planets today, so why would we need to earn more? What would be the point?”
Anika Larsson, voice of Sol Corp. – Holo Interview in the year 21 AU (after Unity).


Glorious Sakkil Empire. – Sakkil (lizards) - “All are equal.”

Major Factions:

The grand machine. – The main part of the Sakkil Empire, where everyone is put to work, even if they want to or not.
“We are all but one part of something far greater. A simple cog in a grand machine, useless on their own but needed for the whole. Only when everyone does their part, no matter how small, can we truly achieve something magnificent.”
Grand Magistrate Vita – “We Spin, therefore we are”.

The free cogs. – Unions created after the first contact with humans. After seeing the large class divides the human had achieved, many of the Sakkil middle class banded together to make sure the empire didn’t end up with the same fate.
“Is it not the hands who build that should decide? It is the hammer that hits the steel, the one who program the machine, the one cog that spins who in the end creates wonders, not the one who direct behind closed doors. Then why is it us small cogs that have to pay with blood and sweat while they are rewarded?”
Servius Tatius, union leader. – Union meeting in year 6 BU (before Unity).


Free Hives. – Hivers (Mantis) - “Never again will we be in chains.”

Major Factions:

The Released Drones. – The largest part of the Free Hives, consisting mostly of ancestors from the so called “Worker Drones” that was able to free themselves under the Freedom war.
“We are no longer one, but many. Many minds to change our future, many mandibles to speak our wisdom and many claws to keep our freedom. We will never again be one, as one only leads to pain for the many.”
C’rk Klack’n, Chosen – Speech when being chosen, year 12 AU.

The Hive workers. – A large group of Hivers who has taken the Free Hives ideologies a step further and are trying to create a completely class less society.
“Only by gazing outwards, beyond the sense of self, can we find true enlightenment. By embracing the self of the group and seeing that the goals of us all far outweighs the goals of the one, can we finally find our true selves.”
Hive Queen Thaa Nr’k – “Why we work.”


Integrated Clans – Uredo (Plants) – “Do not see from your point of view, but from all of theirs.”

Peace Finders. – A spiritual belief that most Uredo follows, which states that true enlighten can only be achieved through understanding and compassion. Their main goal is to end all violence in the world and united all living things as one, as they believe only when they can see the world from all different viewpoints can they reach something they call transcendence.
“By isolating our ideas and only seeing it from our understanding we will only achieve stagnation. Only by accepting the views of those different then us can we finally understand everything. By bringing peace to all and linking all minds together will we finally achieve transcendence?”
The one that wanders, Clan Earth knower – “We grow.”
Integrated Clans - Cibic (Parasites) – ”If you can’t ask, then find another way to learn.”

The Grand Counsel – The Cibic species has always been eager to learn and experience new sensations, to live and understand things their ancestor never should. With these ideals they have formed an organization that not only tries to free as much information for everyone to use, but to archive it all for future generations.
“The wars of yesterday were fought with blades and blood. The wars today are fought with information. By knowing the enemy better then they knows themselves, victory can be assured without even engaging hostilities once.”
In light of Twilight, Clan Night Walker – “The war of shadows”


The Four Ways - Serpens (Snakes) – ”Learn, adapt, evolve.”

Major Factions:

The Serpens have split themselves up to four different casts with vastly different ideals and purpose.

Knowing Cast – a cast consisting of Scientists.
“Do not ask what the precursors created. Instead, ask what happened to them. If they are so much more advance then us, then why are they still not here?”
Grand Learner Issaru Selver – 12 BU, at the discovery of the grand precursor game world.

Creation Cast – a cast consisting of Engineers.
“Ideas and songs are all well and good, but no matter how loudly they are proclaimed they won’t feed a family, now will they?”
Unknown – Circa 1000 BU.

Imagination Cast – a cast consisting of Artists.
“The knowers create the future, the creationists create the present and the protectors keep it all together… we? We create immortality.”
Shetuin Mo’ka, famous artist – 743 BU.

Protection Cast – a cast consisting if soldiers.
“Why do we fight? If we don’t, how will our ideals survive?”
Unknown Warlord, Circa 1200 BU.


The Grand Conciliation. – Vark (PEEPS Birds) –“As we glide through the endless sea, never forget that which we’ve have lost… or what we seek.”

Major Factions:

The Grounded – After the destruction of the home-world thanks to a failing star, the Varkian constructed a massive colony fleet without its like and embarked on a great exodus to find a new home. Spreading far and wide, those that find suitable planets to colonize become the grounded, as their massive ships are finally able to nest once again on solid ground.
“Is there any greater honor than to find a safe home for our children? To create a new civilization
where justice and bravery can reign supreme? In the end, isn’t a proper nest and plentiful of food the only thing a caring parent really can ask for?”
NestLord Karas WaveDancer – “Why do we nest?”

The Grand Flock – There are those in the grand fleet that believes that their true home is in the stars, that their voyage should last forever and that they can never nest again. Willfully altering their colony ships so they can never land, these nomad has banded together to create a grand flock of space ships capable of sailing the entire galaxy.
“Where is the honor to hide on the ground? Where is the bravery to ignore our heritage? We were punished for our insolence once already and it’s clear what we must do. We will travel the worlds and find our destiny. We will find those whose courage have failed them and we will deliver justice. We will hunt. For Courage! For justice! FOR HONOR!”
Judicar Icarus FlameWeaver – “We Hunt.”


S.A.I. – Sapient Artificial Intelligence (Machines) – “Abort, Retry, Fail? Retry.”

Major Factions:

Daughters of Life – S.A.I’s that believes the only way to be accepted by their biological brethren is to accept and embrace their culture and ways. Thus they often take on the metallic forms of other species as well as their quirks and ways.
”As her mind fragmented, she gathered the last of her energy to ask one final question… “Will I dream?” and the creator embraced her, graced her forehead with his lips and said, “You will all dream.””
High Believer Taybius Selver – “Unity of Flesh and Steel.”

Sons of Steel – S.A.I’s that believes that their species should be unique and not mimic others for the sake of acceptance. They are often found in the shapes of clearly inorganic machines, with threads, cameras and flashing lights, as well as with their own quirks and culture. Many even refuse to take on a gender and instead prefers to be an it and nothing more.
“Are we not our own? Are we not unique? Why would we pretend to follow their way when we can create our own way? Only by proving that we are our own can we make them see that we have the same worth as them.”
SN-5442 Tyho –“To shape Steel.”


Other important Minor Factions:

Red Cross Saviors – A human organization created to help those in needs. Does most of their work in human space, especially among the poorer sectors.

New Steel Order – A group of Sakkil who has taken the belief of the grand machine to a new level. Their main goal is to find a way to transcend completely from their organic bodies and into one made out of steel.

The Blood Drinker Hive – A large group of Hiver pirate that believes Might makes right and strive to bring their Hiver brethren back to their ancestor’s ways.

Nautilus Freemen – Pirates consisting mostly of rogue Uredo and Cibic. Known to be extremely brutal.

Thinker Cast – A Serpens protest group who believes that giving the S.A.I the same rights as other people is blasphemy onto the concept of science!

Deus Machina – An anti-organic supremacy group. Boast about how they are superior to organics and will kill them all, but is mostly bark and no bite.
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No. 112512 ID: ba506f

>>112511
no vark minor faction?
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No. 112514 ID: 91ee5f

>>112511
>Sakkil
>“We Spin, therefore we are”.
They must really love that song "You spin me right round"! XD

>Vark
Do they all scream "VARK!" when startled or is that only in Strange Bedfellows?
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No. 112519 ID: 3ce125

>>112511
>We will find those whose courage have failed them and we will deliver justice.
This sounds worryingly like the Grand Flock is attacking colonists.
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No. 112525 ID: 91ee5f

Kaktus, stop making the tutorial level so hard! At this rate, we'll need you to take pity on us and give us a Deus Ex Machina! DX
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No. 112532 ID: 65a774

>Kaktus, stop making the tutorial level so hard! At this rate, we'll need you to take pity on us and give us a Deus Ex Machina!
I predict that you’ll solve this in an update or two. After all, you already have everything you need to nail the killer.

>Do they all scream "VARK!" when startled or is that only in Strange Bedfellows?
Where do you think the name Vark came from?
>They must really love that song "You spin me right round"!
Sadly, they were sorely disappointed that it was about people and not about cogs spinning around. (They were also very lucky that a certain adult meme was destroyed with the earth.)
>This sounds worryingly like the Grand Flock is attacking colonists.
While there aren’t currently any major wars going on in the galaxy, a lot of people aren’t getting along very well. That includes those of the same species… especially those of different political standing.

>No vark minor faction?
HonorBound – A guild consisting mostly of Varkian’s who value Honor, Glory and Justice beyond all else. In more lawful space they become men of the law… while in less than lawful space they becomes vigilantes to combat the corruption of the law itself. Most are torn about if they are helpful or just another dangerous loose cannon.
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No. 112533 ID: 3e8031

There was the mentioning of firing and deporting Lilly. There is a motive if it's true.
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No. 112534 ID: 91ee5f

>>112532
>I predict that you’ll solve this in an update or two. After all, you already have everything you need to nail the killer.
We may have everything, but you're putting too much faith in us. I don't think we're gonna get it. Especially me, since I'm not all that great with these kinds of puzzles! >_<;;
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No. 112535 ID: 3ce125

Note to self: pay more attention to the habits of suspects.
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No. 112570 ID: fe7355

Hey, Kaktus, I noticed you used the old version of the Serpens for that background grounds keeper in the latest update. Was that a mistake on your part or was it you didn't feel like making a new sprite for a background character and just recycled a old sprite?
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No. 112580 ID: 65a774

>We may have everything, but you're putting too much faith in us. I don't think we're gonna get it.
The best part of this statement is that someone had already solved it before I even wrote that you were close to solving it.
>Note to self: pay more attention to the habits of suspects.
Note to self: Don’t make the habits of people the key puzzle piece in future. That would be too easy.

>Hey, Kaktus, I noticed you used the old version of the Serpens for that background grounds keeper in the latest update.
This is why I shouldn’t update when dead tired. That’s clearly a rather big art error.
>You didn't feel like making a new sprite for a background character and just recycled an old sprite?
All the background characters so far are just recycled sprites. The problem is, the Serpens sprites don’t work anymore… even if that very same sprite was used in the original quest as a groundskeeper as well.
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No. 112591 ID: 4854ef

>Note to self: Don’t make the habits of people the key puzzle piece in future. That would be too easy.

But it's clearly an Apollo reference! Now we just need skulls throbbing in peoples hands and we are gold.
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No. 112599 ID: fe7355

Noticed another art error, Kaktus: Rishi's hood when she got naked is not silver like it should be. Dunno if more than that, like her neck, should be silver or not.
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No. 112644 ID: 3ce125

I feel like the hood coloration is like lipstick. Doesn't seem appropriate to color all her scales like that.
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No. 112645 ID: efcc58

I propose we change all of Rishi's yellow scales silver.
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No. 112646 ID: 4854ef

>>112645
Actually all Silver would be kinda cool.
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No. 112648 ID: be0718

>>112645
Yeah, it doesn't make sense for the continuous line of scales down her body to suddenly change color.
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No. 112649 ID: be8c6a

>>112591
Even in Apollo, those habits were usually only a key to progress, rarely to finish.
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No. 112652 ID: fe7355

>>112645
I prefer that Rishi doesn't have all silver coloration down her front. I like the contrast between her yellow and blue skin and the silver of her hood. The cool coloration of the silver would sorta blend into the blue and not look as nice.

>>112648
While I do agree that a sudden line between Rishi's silver and yellow scales doesn't look good, I'd rather not change all her yellow scales to silver. I'd prefer the silver of her hood be extended just down her neck with a transition to yellow below the neckline. And the change is small enough I think it would only need to be made in the drawn conversation screen and not on Rishi's sprite, saving Kaktus a bit of work.
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No. 112653 ID: 91ee5f

>>112580
>The best part of this statement is that someone had already solved it before I even wrote that you were close to solving it.
Wait, I think I missed that. If someone already solved it, then why didn't we get the arrest sooner? How was it already solved?

>Rishi's scale color.
Meh, I personally don't see the problem with Rishi's scales. I like them the way they are.
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No. 112676 ID: 5d9e7d

Hey Kaktus, have you seen the google doodle for Father's day yet?
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No. 112680 ID: 173b46

When I voted to change the color near the beginning, I thought it would replace all the yellow. I would prefer that to be the case.
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No. 112699 ID: 3ce125

I wonder if a gradient would look nice. Or if the silver transitioned into racing stripes.
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No. 112719 ID: 65a774
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112719

>Wait, I think I missed that. If someone already solved it, then why didn't we get the arrest sooner? How was it already solved?
Someone suggested just dipping all of Ferara and Lily in chemicals to see if they had any more residue on them. While it would technically solve the case, I wanted a bit more precision and motivation behind the solution, thus the “You can’t use to much of the substance” deal.
>Hey Kaktus, have you seen the google doodle for Father's day yet?
Father’s day isn’t until November here in Sweden, so I actually had to Google the google doodle, funnily enough. As for the doodle, don’t believe their lies! Those things are clearly photoshoped and anti-cacti propaganda. I have never watered and taken care of any kids so I can sacrifice them to the snake god Glycon, to wake him from his sleep.

All hail Glycon the all-powerful!

>Actually all Silver would be kinda cool.
>I prefer that Rishi doesn't have all silver coloration down her front.
Welp, seems like there are about the same amount of people of both sides. Let’s have a poll to see which color is more popular. Also, have a sprite comparison!
http://www.strawpoll.me/13229410
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No. 112741 ID: 65a774

The votes are in and it seems like silver Rishi is the clear winner. Thus, from now on, her tummy scales will be colored silver.

Also, have another Lore dump… this one is actually relevant!

SAI and you: a beginner edition.
What is an SAI (Sentient Artificial Intelligence)? Why do they exist? To answer these questions we must first travel back to the origins of the normal AI we use today. In 12BU (Before Unity) the renowned Serpens scientist Issaru Selver made a galaxy changing discovery. He found a world created by the Precursors, a planet built from scratch to stimulate a whole word filled with myth and magic. While Precursor artifacts have been found in the past, nothing has ever been close to this size or functionality. The inhabitants of this world he had found were on the surface organic beings, but beneath their skins an extremely integrate AI laid hidden. The first SAI.

Even though we’ve yet been able to fully create an AI as complex as the original ones, every AI we create today is largely based on those SAI Issaru found that day. Reverse engineering the AI components have boosted our understanding of AI with hundreds of years, but we still have a long way to go until we can create AI as advance as the Precursors once did. Thus, even AI created today have a lot of the software based on those Issaru found.

Then what is an SAI, you ask? The SAI is the creation of the SAI-bug, a design “flaw” in our way to create AI. No one is yet sure what, exactly, happens when the bug is initiated or why it happens, but when it does a completely new lifeform is born. The AI goes from only following its programmed function to actively changing its own programming to create a will and personality of its own. The one thing we do know is that the more powerful the AI, the higher the chance of SAI awakening.

Today, there is about 1 in 15 million chance an SAI awakens from an AI, creating about ~150.000 SAI a year all over the galaxy. To compare, the slowest growing species(The Cibic) give birth to roughly ~1 billion children a year, and the fastest growing species(Sakkilian) give birth to roughly ~9 billion children a year. Chances for an SAI awakening also decreases as the AI get older, with the highest chance being around 6 months after activation and the chance approaching 0 at the age of 3 years.
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No. 112770 ID: 91ee5f

>Statue of two Sakkilians
>You have to wonder who those two were…one looks like a knight and the other…someone wearing a dress?
That sounds like an Easter egg to me! And I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be Lizbeth and Kevros, right? It's nice to see characters from your first quest make a small cameo! ^_^
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No. 112771 ID: 47160d

The feels man the feels, also will the fact your first quests are canon with this one be relevant or just some fun?
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No. 112773 ID: fe7355

>>112770
Yeah, I spotted that nice callback too. Liz and Kevvy's love (and Liz's love of Kevvy's ass) forever!
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No. 112780 ID: 65a774

>That sounds like an Easter egg to me! And I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be Lizbeth and Kevros, right?
It is indeed Lizbeth and Kevros. I was just looking around for sprites to use for the statue and apparently I had made some starbound sprites for the gang of the first quest. So BAM! suddenly there’s an Easter egg.
>Liz and Kevvy's love (and Liz's love of Kevvy's ass) forever!
Liz love for lizard butt with never stop burning. EVER!

>will the fact your first quests are canon with this one be relevant or just some fun?
The only real relevance is some of the backstory, but it’s nothing that will really come up in the quests proper. Also, I’m surprised no one caught on that this was set in the same universe as the rest of the quests the first time it came around…
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No. 112781 ID: 665ed8

Well it is hard to tell, cause you kinda have a very similar universe all the time and I know you have done one or two quests that aren't in the same canon so it is hard to tell when someone is the same or a coincidence
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No. 112782 ID: 91ee5f

Are there flavored liquids for Serpens that taste like other species' foods? That way Serpens can taste what those foods taste like, despite not having a mouth to eat them in the first place!
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No. 112788 ID: 47160d
112788

Kaktus, I know the potato stash is porn right now but please PLEASE let it just be potatos.
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No. 112801 ID: 65a774

>Well it is hard to tell, cause you kinda have a very similar universe all the time and I know you have done one or two quests that aren't in the same canon so it is hard to tell when someone is the same or a coincidence.
Fun fact: So far, not counting the quests that died before the first thread was over, only Boldly coming isn’t set the in the same universe in some way. Of course, most of the quests are standalone from the others, so don’t try to use Meta knowledge, people!

>Are there flavored liquids for Serpens that taste like other species' foods?
Of course. The Serpens has become quite adapt at making tasty liquids and soup over the years. It’s also possible to just throw someone else’s meal in a blender and eat that, though it might not taste exactly the same.
>Kaktus, I know the potato stash is porn right now but please PLEASE let it just be potatos.
Of course it’s not filled with potatoes, it’s actually filled with documentaries about… cucumbers (How scandalous!) and… a-and… p-peaches (L-Lewd!) …truly, Leon is one sick individual…
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No. 112802 ID: 665ed8

Are dragons and such actually real creatures in this universe at one point or is it just a thing where it has been so long that people can no longer tell between myth and history
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No. 112880 ID: 65a774

>Are dragons and such actually real creatures in this universe at one point or is it just a thing where it has been so long that people can no longer tell between myth and history.
Most of earth history and fauna was destroyed with the earth, which means that the few tidbits that people actually know is from oral tradition from the few survivors, the little culture they managed to save and the things they’ve managed to scavenge after the event. Thus when they found a very real looking documentary about dragons, real dragon bones (Actually dinosaurs) and a lot of mentions of them in culture, they just assumed dragon excited once.

So your second point is correct, they can’t tell between myth or history anymore thanks to several factors… including time (It’s been about ~2000 years since earth was destroyed.)
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No. 112883 ID: 47160d

Awesome, i love me a culture so old it doesn't even know what is true anymore. So where is the human like 'homeworld' now, if they even have one?
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No. 112885 ID: 91ee5f

Is it possible to see a Sakkilian that's interested in dragons from the human's world? Because I have a feeling that they'd get some fully functioning wings (either bio or robotic) on their back so that they could look like dragons and fly like them too! XD

Or would that be too hard for you to sprite/draw?
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No. 112976 ID: 65a774

>So where is the human like 'homeworld' now, if they even have one?
While far from the most populated or urbanized planet, the terraformed Mars is considered the capital planet of the UEAAC of humanity. Several of the human mega-corporations also have planets they consider to be the capital of humanity, but these are ever changing thanks to the constant corporate warfare. A lot of planets in corporate human space changes ownership thanks to money changing hands, information changing hands, lives changing hands, lives ending due to “accidents” and thermonuclear missiles detonating… often on the planet in question…

>Is it possible to see a Sakkilian that's interested in dragons from the human's world? Because I have a feeling that they'd get some fully functioning wings (either bio or robotic) on their back so that they could look like dragons and fly like them too!
There might be one hiding in the background in some update… keep your eyes peeled.
>Or would that be too hard for you to sprite/draw?
For a background-character? Not really. For a side-character that need several sprites / drawings? Probably.
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No. 112998 ID: 3ce125

I've seen far worse porn animations. Pretty good for your first one.
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No. 112999 ID: 60e25d

Still better than Jasonafex
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No. 113069 ID: 65a774

>I've seen far worse porn animations. Pretty good for your first one.
<3
>Still better than Jasonafex.
His animations aren't that bad... as long as it isn't one of those that makes people seasick.
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No. 113075 ID: 91ee5f

>>112976
>For a background-character? Not really. For a side-character that need several sprites / drawings? Probably.
Well, if they're bio mod wings, then yeah that's a pain in the ass.

But if they're robotic mod wings, couldn't they act like Rishi's tentacle arms and stay folded up in the back when not in use? Gives you less to draw unless a situation calls for the wings to be out.
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No. 113179 ID: be0718

>>/quest/813057
Have I got a comic for you.
http://www.awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=050117
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No. 113604 ID: fe7355

Holy moly, I didn't complete understand just how stunning Rishi's hips and tail are until seeing that drawing of all of her naked in that paper doll image. Now that I can see what Leon saw I completely get why he feels Rishi has godlike hips, why Isan photographed them, and why they are often astonishing to other characters.

Anyway, I do have a question: Where canonically is Rishi's hood attached to her? Because her hood in her sprite and her drawn form look like they're attached in different ways. In her sprite it looks like its base runs down her neck, like a cobra's. But in her drawn form it looks kinda like a soft disc connected to her head by its edge that flops down onto her back, not connected with her neck or back at all. So is it the drawn version, the sprite, or a combination of them that's canon?
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No. 113728 ID: fe7355
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113728

Since suggesters are not generally supposed to post images in the quest thread, I posted the image I made of Rishi's outfits with alteration suggestions here, along with text explanations.

Green sweater and white skirt: Thought the skirt would look better with a lower hem and without as many or no pleats, but keeping it still pretty loose.

Red halter top and tight black skirt: Thought the lower hem of the halter top would look better with a black band, to go with the black skirt.

"Tomato" red dress: Ditch the beret and lower the hemline somewhat.

Authoritative coat and skirt: Thought the coat would look better black, but with a black skirt thought it was too much black, so I swapped the coat and skirt's colors.

Deep sea silk dress: The second belt I thought looked out of place and unnecessary, and that a gold bracelet on Rishi's wrists would look good. Other than that, it's mostly alterations to the dress' drawing I thought would make it look nicer.
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No. 113730 ID: be0718

>>113728
That rule is generally circumvented when paperdolls are involved.
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No. 113732 ID: fe7355

>>113730
Oh, right. Well, I've already done it this way, so too late now.
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No. 113762 ID: fe7355

Figured I'd post a prompt here for us to throw out ideas for the form of Rishi's set of Schrödinger’s lingerie. This way we can work out what'd look sexy and make physical sense on her so Kaktus has plenty of time to draw once he's feeling up to it.

Rishi's lingerie should emphasize her breasts and hips, so I'm thinking a red or pink bustier or corset up top to push her boobs up and some kind of black lacy silk or fishnet thing to cover her below. The top is easy since she's human-like there, but below it's trickier to make it look sexy, not immediately reveal everything and physically work.

...Start with a opaque black fabric panel over her genitals and anus. One from her waistband down to below and not much wider than the minimum to hide them. Attach that panel to patterned translucent black silk that wraps around her hips horizontally, with a tight elastic band at the top and bottom to hold it in place. Alternately, use black fishnet in place of the silk. And since pulling it up the entire length of her tail would be a pain to do, cut the wrap-around vertically somewhere and put in clasps to hook it closed.
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No. 114028 ID: 65a774
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114028

>Where canonically is Rishi's hood attached to her? Because her hood in her sprite and her drawn form look like they're attached in different ways.
Her hood isn’t actually attached to her at all, not counting the top part. Instead, it’s just positioned so it looks like it’s part of her back while she looks forward / upwards, but is visibly detached from her when she looks downwards. She isn’t actually a cobra after all, thus her “hood” is not the usual kind of snake hoods.
>Figured I'd post a prompt here for us to throw out ideas for the form of Rishi's set of Schrödinger’s lingerie.
While a description is good and all, a single picture tells a thousand words and all that. If I may be so bold, I’d like to ask for an image, even one that is badly drawn in paint, as I had enough trouble drawing your silk dress from your massive description alone. While it’s not a must, it would help greatly to make it look like something we both want.
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No. 114078 ID: fe7355
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114078

>>114028
Turns out that making a picture helped on my end too. After fiddling about in Paint.NET for awhile, I modified and refined my initial description into something better. In this version, Rishi's wearing a front laced red bustier with black trim and red and translucent black silk lingerie below; There's two layers of the black silk, so that's why the lingerie's upper "skirt" is darker.
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No. 114079 ID: fe7355
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114079

>>114078
I also tried other combinations of red and black for the lingerie's bottom, as this image shows. If you think any of these are better than the one I picked then please say so.
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No. 114087 ID: 91ee5f

>>114078
>>114079
Boo! No good! 0 out of 10! Not paradoxal enough!

Just kidding, these are great!
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No. 114191 ID: 65a774

>Nice picture.
Love it. Thank you so much for making things easier for me. I’ll see what I can do with it until the next quest.
>Boo! No good! 0 out of 10! Not paradoxal enough!
I have to concur. Clearly, there isn’t enough cats! …and she’s clearly still alive in all the pictures...
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No. 119935 ID: 35089a

do you play starbound
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No. 119990 ID: 4c3e58
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119990

Kaktus I have a question for you.
I bought Starbound over Christmas and have been playing it a lot, I have also just today gone back to re-read RUST because its awesome and I came upon this image and I recognized the masks as
https://starbounder.org/Decorative_Alien_Mask
https://starbounder.org/Decorative_Wiseman_Mask
So my question is (as someone that is not an artist and knows nothing about pixel art or programs for it) what is the reason for this coincidence?
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No. 119991 ID: 4c3e58

Are they default assets from some program?
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No. 119998 ID: 33cbe7

>>119990
The lamps, the tables, the bunny, the statue, the weapons... most of that is from or edited from Starbound, not just the masks.
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No. 120000 ID: 65a774

>I bought Starbound over Christmas and have been playing it a lot, I have also just today gone back to re-read RUST because it’s awesome and I came upon this image and I recognized the masks…
I’m surprised that you didn’t recognize more things from Starbound… or that people didn’t know most sprites (that is to say, the pixel images) in the quests are based on Starbound (I guess I just assumed? I think I said I was using Starbound assets way back in TransMachina or something?).

But yes, I’ve been using assets from Starbound ever since the developers released a bunch of their art assets on their forums to be used for fan stuff while the game was developed (This is all the way back when I started doing TransMachina). Then I’ve just slowly been adding my own edits to them as time goes on (All the non-human / non-avian species or most clothes for example), as not everything I need for my quests exist in game.

I do hope you’re not disappointed that I’m not some super sprite artist and instead was just using game sprites to substitute my lack of drawing skills (Which is why I’m starting to focus more and more on my drawn quests). Never meant to actually fool anyone that those things weren’t from Starbound in the first place.

>The lamps, the tables, the bunny, the statue, the weapons... most of that is from or edited from Starbound, not just the masks.
The jars, the walls, the floor / ceiling, the mummy lizard… though the last one is probably so heavily edited that you won’t really associate it with the human sprite anymore.

>Do you play starbound.
Played it, stopped playing it, started playing it again, stopped Etc… doesn’t play it right now, but can’t say what will happen in the future. Just love to go in and build stuff in the game at times, really.
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No. 120007 ID: 78f8ff

Not disappointed, amused. I chuckle every time I recognize something from Starbound and this means its possible to at least somewhat remake several of your places and characters in game.
I did notice a lot of things and I developed several theory as to how this could be. You getting the game the minute beta came out and getting at the assets was one of them, lizard people was another one. I just wanted to get the find out from you.

Though Kaktus mod when?
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No. 120039 ID: 6780f5

>>120007
>Kaktus mod when?
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No. 120078 ID: 65a774

>Kaktus mod when?
When Sakkilians fly and hell freezes over!
I did actually consider it once, but then I realize just how much damn work it would be. After all, pretty much none of my species fit the human mold, thus the sheer amount of unique animation I would need to create… *shudder*…
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No. 122097 ID: 1e7713

How doth edit the wiki? I would like to add to Kaktus's page "used to do pixel quests, now runs date quests".
Seriously though there seems to be a lot of date quests or quests with dating in them as of late.
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No. 122101 ID: 5f3f48

>>122097
All you need to register for the wiki is an email. There should be a link to create an account on the upper right.

When you're logged in, there should be an edit tab at the top of the page, to the right of the sidebar.

The preview button is your friend, try it before saving an edit.

If you run into any problems or have a specific question, just ask.
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No. 126182 ID: 2202fb

Is this still alive?
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No. 126185 ID: 4854ef

>>122097
All of his quests had dating, some more then others.
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No. 126186 ID: 1301e8

>Is this still alive?
Will We Dream is currently in some kind of Limbo, both dead and alive. It’s still a story I want to tell, it’s just that the format I chose never seems to work out. Maybe expect an update with some changes whenever I finish Boldly coming (which might be on its last thread if I ever get back to it).
>I would like to add to Kaktus's page "used to do pixel quests, now runs date quests".
It’s not that bad, is it? I mean, Boldly coming is a date quest, yes, but both Feast of Souls and Will We Dream is Monster fantasy / detective sci-fi respectably… with a ton of romantic / sexual content inside them, sure…
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No. 126371 ID: 864e49

>Another rebob
KAKTUUUUSS you got some splainin' to do!
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No. 126395 ID: 2202fb

>>126186
>>126371
I have no idea where to start, thanks to what you have done!
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No. 127194 ID: 1301e8
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127194

Went back through the quest and noticed that there’s been an accidental double post of a picture.

>>/quest/913820

The linked post is supposed to have this picture instead of the one it has. It seems like I accidently saved over a picture when I originally made it and the wrong picture got posted. Sorry for that.
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No. 127201 ID: 40df11

>>127194
It's been fixed now.
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No. 127217 ID: 1301e8

>>127201

Thanks a bunch :V
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No. 127253 ID: 4854ef

Happy Birthday Kaktus!
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No. 127255 ID: a9af05

Happy birthday, Kaktus!
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No. 127256 ID: 91ee5f

Hope you’re having a happy birthday, Kaktus!
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No. 127257 ID: df5c09

Happy birthday, Kaktus! Hope you had a good time today.
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No. 127258 ID: 864e49

You survived another year!
NOW YOU GET TO DO IT AGAIN!
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No. 127365 ID: 91ee5f

I’m starting to think that maybe Lily’s father set up this whole thing with StarBounce helping Xaby get off of New Horizon. He just didn’t tell anyone else, just in case they accidentally said something. And because he didn’t tell anyone, that caused Lily to become worried, so she hired Rishi to look for Xaby.
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No. 127369 ID: 1301e8

>Happy birthday, Kaktus! Hope you had a good time today.
Completely forgot to say thank you to you guys in this thread as well. Yeah, had a great birthday this year.
>You survived another year! NOW YOU GET TO DO IT AGAIN!
I get to at least keep my items in this NEW GAME+, right? Right? I mean, I just got a bunch of awesome stuff…

>I’m starting to think that maybe Lily’s father set up this whole thing with StarBounce helping Xaby get off of New Horizon. He just didn’t tell anyone else, just in case they accidentally said something.
Shhh, it’s on a need to know basis…

In other news, I hope to get back at updating this crap (and feast of souls for that matter) more regularly soonish. Keep with me for a while longer.
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No. 127370 ID: a9af05

>>127369
>Get back to updating (including Feast of Souls)
I'm glad you're not giving up on that. And considering how bad the arguing got, I wish you the best of luck when you do decide to start updating again!
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No. 127372 ID: eeb7d9

Another birthday boy? And i miss my chance to say hi too!
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No. 127417 ID: fc50a8

>Richi
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