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994661 No. 994661 ID: 8483cf

Lazy Wiki: https://questden.org/wiki/Lazy_Fairy

Previous Topic: https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/984338.html
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No. 994662 ID: 8483cf
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994662

FAVORS

Serah
1. At 2:00 P.M. today, provide me with emotional support in the alchemy lab as I take the first step in transmuting silver to gold.
2. Not Assigned
3. Not Assigned

Landi
1. Don’t Bother Me You Stupid Fox
2. Not Assigned
3. Not Assigned
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No. 994663 ID: 8483cf
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994663

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No. 994664 ID: 8483cf
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994664

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No. 994666 ID: e51896

Nooooo, don't you do it. Staaaaaay... Staaaaaay...
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No. 994667 ID: afe7de

Get the Bacon!
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No. 994668 ID: b1b4f3

>>994664
Target acquired. Don't be spotted.
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No. 994669 ID: 12b116

Get the bacon. Fuck being spotted. Also that person is a fucking criminal for throwing away bacon.
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No. 994671 ID: 1d109c

rescue tasty food from the trash!
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No. 994672 ID: 10c07d

Get bacon
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No. 994673 ID: 0fae41

I'm with Dotti on this one. What wastrel throws away perfectly good bacon?
You should work out a leftovers reclamation deal with the cook.
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No. 994675 ID: 8483cf
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994675

>Nooooo, don't you do it. Staaaaaay... Staaaaaay...
>Get the Bacon!
>Target acquired. Don't be spotted.
>Get the bacon. Fuck being spotted. Also that person is a fucking criminal for throwing away bacon.
>rescue tasty food from the trash!
>Get bacon
>I'm with Dotti on this one. What wastrel throws away perfectly good bacon? You should work out a leftovers reclamation deal with the cook.

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
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No. 994677 ID: 12b116

Look Dotti, we're here to help you ok. We are only going to give you very helpful suggestions that will assist you in being a person. We're the spirits that elevate creatures who really want to be people to personhood.

Step 1: acquire bacon.
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No. 994678 ID: e51896

???

You alright? is that you internally/externally screaming, or is someone here screaming?
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No. 994680 ID: 0fae41

Chaaaaarge!
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No. 994681 ID: e6a906

Oh, you can actually hear us directly? We've beem guiding and influencing Fairy and Serah and they never heard us directly. Interesting... Dont worry, we're helping them.

Just like we're helping you. Lets get bacon!
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No. 994684 ID: 8483cf
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994684

>Look Dotti, we're here to help you ok. We are only going to give you very helpful suggestions that will assist you in being a person. We're the spirits that elevate creatures who really want to be people to personhood.
>You alright? is that you internally/externally screaming, or is someone here screaming?
>Oh, you can actually hear us directly? We've beem guiding and influencing Fairy and Serah and they never heard us directly. Interesting... Dont worry, we're helping them.

Wait… I recognize you! You’re the spirits hanging around Serah and Landi! You helped them fight!

Does this mean you know how to get my magic back?

>Bacon
>Bacon

You are wise spirits
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No. 994685 ID: 0fae41

Step 1: acquire bacon.
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No. 994686 ID: 66a9a0

Trash bacon is still bacon 🥓, maybe that can help you get your magic back? At the very least it’ll make you feel better.
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No. 994687 ID: afe7de

Eating Landi would probably give you /some/ powers back. Eating bacon would make you feel good. Maybe you need to go somewhere mana dense and absorb the ambient energies to get your magic back?
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No. 994688 ID: 12b116

>>994684
That's right! We're wise as fuck! Bacon and delicious meats should never be wasted.

You'd better hurry and get that trash bacon before somebody steals it first! Plus Serah will fuss if she sees you take it, but that's just because people have this weird, pointless shame about eating perfectly good food out of the trash. they all want to eat it and are jealous of people who have the gumption to go and eat it.
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No. 994689 ID: 86aaf2

Let's not eat people! There are lots of bad and painful and horrible things that happen to you AFTER one eats people!
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No. 994690 ID: e51896

It is so glad to finally hear what you're saying. Through Fairy and Serah, we couldn't hear you.

So... why do you want to eat trash when it has germs that can make you sick, and get you in trouble with Serah? Why do you want to be human if humans are not allowed to eat trash?
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No. 994692 ID: 094652

I don't even know what 'magic' really is!

>Want bacon
Buy some from a market vendor, then beg the chef to cook your bacon strips.
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No. 994695 ID: 1d109c

get bacon! hurry!
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No. 994696 ID: 8483cf
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994696

>Step 1: acquire bacon.
>Trash bacon is still bacon, maybe that can help you get your magic back? At the very least it’ll make you feel better.
>You'd better hurry and get that trash bacon before somebody steals it first!
>get bacon! hurry!

Oh no! You’re right! I have to hurry!

I stealthily sneak to the trash. I am completely undetected because I am so good at sneaking. Also the mess is empty.

The trash has:
- Bacon!!!
- Lettuce. Ew.
- Toast and peanut butter!!
- Oranges. Meh.
- CANDIED CARAMEL APPLE! It’s got white stuff growing on it.
- Grapes
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No. 994697 ID: e6a906

Psst, Serah will get mad if she or someone catches you eating trash again...

...Which means you should jump and hide inside the trash!

That way, you wont be seen, and the food will come to you without having to move anywhere!
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No. 994699 ID: 10c07d

>>994697
This, eat all the trash
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No. 994700 ID: 0fae41

Grapes and bacon! Toast goes stale.
After food needs are satisfied, check a clock. When do you need to be knocking stuff over in the lab?
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No. 994701 ID: afe7de

BACON BITS - BACON BITS - BACON BITS
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No. 994703 ID: fd4d13

eat trash
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No. 994704 ID: 12b116

>>994697
double this.

Prioritize bacon, apple, grape.
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No. 994705 ID: b1b4f3

>>994696
Don't eat the apple. That white stuff on it is mold, it will make you sick. That's sometimes why people throw away food, because it's rotten.

The other stuff looks fine though.
First priority: bacon.
Second priority: toast and peanut butter.
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No. 994711 ID: 8483cf
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994711

>So... why do you want to eat trash when it has germs that can make you sick, and get you in trouble with Serah? Why do you want to be human if humans are not allowed to eat trash?

But I’m not a person, I haven’t gotten sick from eating trash, and Serah can’t get mad about what she doesn’t see!

>Psst, Serah will get mad if she or someone catches you eating trash again...Which means you should jump and hide inside the trash! That way, you wont be seen, and the food will come to you without having to move anywhere!

That’s just like a foxhole! It’s safe and secure and full of food! I could live inside a trash bin and get fed forever!

I try to get inside and realize that I’m not fox-sized anymore. I’m stuck-halfway-between-fox-and-person-sized. And that makes me upset.

>Bacon Bits
>Bacon and grapes
>Bacon, apple, grapes
>Bacon, toast and peanut butter

But it’s hard to stay upset when there’s delicious food right here! I help myself to the bacon, grapes and toast and feel much better. The toast is stale, but the peanut butter is so sweet!

>After food needs are satisfied, check a clock. When do you need to be knocking stuff over in the lab?

There’s a pretty clock down the street from the adventurer’s guild. Serah says the local clockmakers aren’t as good as from where she’s from, so if I ever wonder what time it is, just bother her when I get hungry and she’ll tell me. She’s really nice!

In fact, I really like living here. There are a lot of nice smells, and there aren’t any bears or wolves. I could probably go down the street to check the time and nothing would try to kill me! In fact, I could go LOTS of places and smell new smells!

Where should I go?
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No. 994716 ID: e51896

So... I've been wondering... how did you get that dress, especially since you can't talk? did someone help you? the dressmaker said a courier was sent on Serah's behalf to get your dress, unless that was you? who helped got you clothes and dressed you the first time you became the form you are now? and if nobody helped you, how did you do it yourself and dress yourself? you didn't go there naked did you? Even the dressmaker was confused and the details was hazy to him.

If someone helped you get the dress, maybe you could try to find them and thank them... with a hug!
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No. 994719 ID: 0fae41

You'd think that, but a lot of humans would try anyway.
Go to the park and find new and exotic trash cans.
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No. 994721 ID: b1b4f3

>>994711
If you're going around town, you need an escort, so people know you're not dangerous.
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No. 994744 ID: afe7de

The adventurers guild, maybe someone will give you another snack!
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No. 994821 ID: 777990

You probably don't have any magic because it's all tied up keeping you all dressed up in this half humanoid transformation.

You want your powers back, take off the pink clothing and go run around in the woods like a fox for a bit.
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No. 994822 ID: 44b878

Remember that you are a half-person now with no magic. Eating the trash might actually hurt you this time.

Besides, if you do what other people told you not to, they feel betrayed and sad. Do you want the people you love to feel bad?
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No. 994838 ID: 8483cf
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994838

>The adventurers guild, maybe someone will give you another snack!

I’m already at the guild, and everyone’s left on their adventures. Plus a lot of them lined up to kill me last week.

>Go to the park and find new and exotic trash cans.

Yes! That is a very good idea. I should smell ALL the smells.

>You'd think that, but a lot of humans would try anyway.
>If you're going around town, you need an escort, so people know you're not dangerous.

I’ll be fine by myself! If I get into trouble, I’ll do the same thing I did in the forest: magic them into obeying me! I’m perfectly capable of handling…
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No. 994839 ID: 8483cf
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994839

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No. 994840 ID: 8483cf
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994840

Never mind. If someone tries to kill me, I’ll just run and hide in a foxhole. There are lots of places I’ll fit. I am very small and…
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No. 994841 ID: 8483cf
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994841

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No. 994842 ID: 8483cf
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994842

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY MAGIC BACK

>You probably don't have any magic because it's all tied up keeping you all dressed up in this half humanoid transformation. You want your powers back, take off the pink clothing and go run around in the woods like a fox for a bit.

But I’ll get eaten! You don’t know a lot about how to survive, do you?

>Remember that you are a half-person now with no magic.

I KNOWWWWW

>Eating the trash might actually hurt you this time. Besides, if you do what other people told you not to, they feel betrayed and sad. Do you want the people you love to feel bad?

But trash has never hurt me before. I’m perfectly healthy. And why would Serah feel bad if I did something that made me feel good and fed me nutritious food? That would be very immature of her to expect me to feel bad and hungry just to make her happy.

>If you're going around town, you need an escort, so people know you're not dangerous.

I could grab Landi, but she used a favor to make me not bother her.

I’M GONNA BE STUCK HERE FOREVER

>So... I've been wondering... how did you get that dress, especially since you can't talk? did someone help you?

I mind whammy’d the dressmaker into giving me this pretty dress, and I mind whammy’d an adventurer into helping me put it on back in the guild and then tried to transform. I ran out magic halfway through transforming and got really upset they saw my stupid half-fox-half-person body, so when they were done helping me dress, I exploded the leftover magic in their head to magic their memory away and make them leave forever.

Then I made myself as cute as I could so Serah wouldn’t kill me. Humans don’t kill cute stuff. Which is why I will be completely fine if I go smell stuff around town.
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No. 994844 ID: 0fae41

I wonder what poor sod you've rendered an amnesiac. Your half fox form is very cute by the way.
Step 2. Find a wizard. Wizards are very accepting of strange things and experts on magic.
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No. 994846 ID: e51896

>I exploded the leftover magic in their head to magic their memory away and make them leave forever.

Umm, hopefully you didnt give that person amnesia and only took that small amount of memory away. I mean, exploding magic sounds a bit much, right? Especially when you said you made them leave forever... that sounded kind of dubious.

Umm... maybe Raelynn can be your escort? I know she was mean to you, but she has trust issues. Maybe you should gain her trust then by finding her a gift. Better to build bonds than let distrust stew, right?
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No. 994847 ID: b1b4f3

Sheesh. Yeah let's go bother a wizard I guess.
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No. 994851 ID: 8483cf
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994851

>Umm... maybe Raelynn can be your escort? I know she was mean to you, but she has trust issues.

Raelynn is SCARY. This is my Raelynn face!

>I wonder what poor sod you've rendered an amnesiac. Your half fox form is very cute by the way.

Thank you!

>Umm, hopefully you didnt give that person amnesia and only took that small amount of memory away. I mean, exploding magic sounds a bit much, right? Especially when you said you made them leave forever... that sounded kind of dubious.

I used the perfect amount of explodey mind magic to make sure they would never make fun of me for how badly I messed up my first transformation.

>Find a wizard. Wizards are very accepting of strange things and experts on magic.
>Sheesh. Yeah let's go bother a wizard I guess.

Okay! I will hug them and make them my friend and then they will have no choice but to help me!

I think there were two wizards in the adventurer’s guild right now… one smells like an arcanist, maybe the kind with with force fields and stuff? The other is… different. I can’t smell them that well and I am confuse.

Which one should I hug? And what kind of magic do they do? Are they human? Tell me wise spirits!
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No. 994852 ID: 0fae41

The weird one, I don't know, and I don't know.
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No. 994858 ID: e51896

the different one, an old Halfling wizard that is staring at their pocketwatch, grumbling something along the lines of "he's late again..." He has some potted plants that are glowing on the table, so he might have earth or plant based magic. I think he could use some cheering up with a hug
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No. 994859 ID: 3c38f8

Why not hang a sign around your neck saying you are fox-spirit working under Lady Serah?
People get less violent when they understand why there is two-legged fox walking around.
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No. 994860 ID: afe7de

The different one's a shapeshifter! You don't know what they are but when you go see them they're also in a fox form like you!

The reason you cant smell them is because by becoming a shapeshifter they lose their sense of smell or being smelled!
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No. 994861 ID: e51896

>>994859
Sadly, I don't think she is literate.

Don't worry, Dotti, the next time we help Serah, we'll give her that idea.
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No. 994869 ID: 3c38f8

>>994861
Not to worry! All we have to do is write a proper message ourselves, send her a mental image of it, and make her copy the symbols on a large enough piece of paper.
She is good at mimicry, after all.
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No. 994994 ID: 8483cf
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994994

>The weird one, I don't know, and I don't know.

>the different one, an old Halfling wizard that is staring at their pocketwatch, grumbling something along the lines of "he's late again..." He has some potted plants that are glowing on the table, so he might have earth or plant based magic. I think he could use some cheering up with a hug

>The different one's a shapeshifter! You don't know what they are but when you go see them they're also in a fox form like you!

I haven’t gotten a good sniff of them yet. Maybe you’re both right! I try and follow the weird smell.

Oh no. There is a sign. Signs must have deep mystical significance to people, because everyone looks at them and does whatever they say.

What does this sign say? Does it tell me how to make friends with the wizard, and what the wizard looks like?

>Why not hang a sign around your neck saying you are fox-spirit working under Lady Serah?

Yes! I should get one of these mystical, powerful signs.

>Sadly, I don't think she is literate.

Noooooooope

>Not to worry! All we have to do is write a proper message ourselves, send her a mental image of it, and make her copy the symbols on a large enough piece of paper. She is good at mimicry, after all.

I am the BEST at mimicry! I drew the wine sign I showed Serah yesterday! I can totally copy whatever powerful, mystical symbols you spirits decide to give me.

I need a sign that will let me go find the wizard and do whatever I want around town, and put everyone at ease that I am a completely fine and cute and not threatening fox!
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No. 995000 ID: 44b878

It says "Wizard out to brunch. Be back precisely when I mean to."

Hmm, seems the wizard went out to eat and will be back..... when he/she means to?

Oh, well. We can use the spare time to find a piece of cardboard or paper like the one on the door to write following symbols (mental image time!):

Hi! My name is Dotti. I am a fox spirit working for Lady Kensington.
I can't write. Someone helped me write this sign.
Please, nice to me.
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No. 995007 ID: 0b553a

The sign says “ Wizard out to brunch. Be back precisely when I mean to.”

Guess they’re out. Might as well take some time to look for some trash, I mean uh cardboard or paper to write a note on. Something like- “Am Serah’s friend. Please no bully.”
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No. 995046 ID: 86aaf2

>>995000

You made some minor errors. It should say this instead (for the first time I'm saying the message to Dotti so she knows what's on it):

Hi! My name is Dotti. I'm a fox spirit working with Lady Kensington.
I can't write. A friend helped me write this sign.
Please be nice to me and give me yummy treats!

And now here's the mental image of what that looks like:

Hi! My name is Dotti. I'm a fox spirit working with Lady Kensington.
I can't write. A friend helped me write this sign.
Please be nice to me and give me yummy treats!
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No. 995071 ID: 1d109c

>>995046
this is best sign
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No. 995391 ID: 8483cf
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995391

I go get the paper and colored charcoal Landi gave me four days ago when she needed me to get her wine.

>Hi! My name is Dotti. I'm a fox spirit working with Lady Kensington.
>I can't write. A friend helped me write this sign.
>Please be nice to me and give me yummy treats!

This is a powerful sign. Everyone must obey it and give me yummy treats! I punch holes in the top with my claws and tie it around my neck with a bit of string.

Wise spirits, am I ready to go explore Minga all by myself?
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No. 995392 ID: 094652

No, make yourself extra fluffy first.
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No. 995393 ID: e51896

Yes, and to test this sign out, we shall go to the bakers, or the market.
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No. 995464 ID: 39e3dd

Make your tail extra fluffy, people love fluffy tails! And then head to the baker and make with the puppy eyes for a croissant
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No. 995482 ID: 8483cf
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995482

>No, make yourself extra fluffy first.
>Make your tail extra fluffy, people love fluffy tails!

I fluff myself up! I am MAX FLUFFY! I’ve got my sign! I’m so excited!

I step outside.

Wooooooooooowwww…

So many smells!
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No. 995483 ID: 8483cf
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995483

>Yes, and to test this sign out, we shall go to the bakers, or the market.
>Head to the baker and make with the puppy eyes for a croissant!

I know exactly where to go! I follow my nose to the smell of fresh baked bread and fluffy yummy treats! There is nothing more important right now than that delicious smell.

I arrive at the smell and there is a big fat baker man. There’s a big basket of bread! And pastries behind the counter! And croissants!

“What is this?” the baker man exclaims. “A fox? In my shop? Wearing a dress? Shoo, fox! Shoo! Shoo to you!”

Time to test my sign! I wave my sign and give him my cutest look!

“You are Dotti? A servant of Lady Kensingon?” The baker scoffs. “Does the Lady think my bakery is a house of charity? No! It is not. Begone, Dotti! No bread for you.”

But… but… but… the sign! This isn’t fair! I worked really hard on it! He has to give me treats! The sign says so!
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No. 995485 ID: e8747d

Oh, right. We forgot to mention, the signs do not work on people with an impure heart. But thats okay, we can go from table to table where people are hanging out near the bakery and eating. There should be at least one good person there willing to share their treats.
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No. 995487 ID: 86aaf2

Ah! The sign itself isn't the compulsion effect silly! It is just the declaration of the correct action for them to take once they are compelled. Your cuteness and fluffiness and behavior and way you present yourself (and the amusing noises you make -- beware, only a small subset of fox noises are seen by humans as adorable, it behooves you to quickly learn which those are!) is the compulsion effect -- and much of that is learned! So go and practice how to act adorable in front of people with food that are also able to read your sign.

Remember, it won't work on everyone all the time, but you can learn to get it to work on more people more of the time! And finally, you are still currently sufficiently adorable that you should get a good amount of tasty food for only a minor amount of work, even as unpracticed as you currently are. Now go! There's yummy food on the line!
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No. 995488 ID: b1b4f3

>>995483
"please" means it's optional, Dotti. Your chances for receiving treats are higher with the sign, that's all.

Try somewhere else.
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No. 995489 ID: 86aaf2

>>995488

That's not correct. Whether it says please or not, the behavior is still optional. The please in the sign makes the behavior more likely, as it makes you seem less threatening, which has synergy with your ACTUAL compulsory technique (looking absolutely adorable while in front of someone who has food, who doesn't have a heart made of stone like that horrible baker). I was very careful when I designed that sign! It still has power, you just have to use it right!
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No. 995490 ID: 8483cf
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995490

>Oh, right. We forgot to mention, the signs do not work on people with an impure heart.

I KNOW YOU’RE LYING

>"please" means it's optional, Dotti. Your chances for receiving treats are higher with the sign, that's all.
>Ah! The sign itself isn't the compulsion effect silly! It is just the declaration of the correct action for them to take once they are compelled.

You aren’t wise spirits at all. You made me write a sign that has an OPTIONAL command?! I don’t know why I ever listened to you. I should take this bread from the basket, right now, and have it all to myself. It’s right there.

And once I have my magic back, I’ll make this horrible man make bread for free. I’ll make him give all his bread to me. Forever.

>Compulsion
>Synergy
>Fox noises

I hate my fox noises. I hate them, hate them, HATE THEM. I want to talk. I want to be understood. I NEED to speak. I need to get my magic back and try to transform all the way into a human. NOW. I will NOT spout off humiliating fox noises like some trained animal, even if it’s to manipulate these horrible people who probably want to kill me.

Each of you have the power to influence Dotti’s spiritual essence. You can inflame her anger, and bring her closer to fire magic. You can encourage her thievery and cunning, and lead her to be unseen and unheard. You can encourage her manipulative side and reconnect her to mind magic. Or you can teach her compassion, and guide her down a treacherous, untraveled path. If Dotti does not like what you are telling her, she can attempt to seal herself off from your influence, and the thread will end.
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No. 995495 ID: 8483cf
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995495

Or... you can guide her down several paths and combine their teachings, or all four paths at once.

Dotti is listening.

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No. 995496 ID: afe7de

Hey dotti, most people don't listen to commands unless you're in a position of authority, or you mind control them, but if you do that then people will eventually try to hunt you down and kill you, maybe since you dont have magic right now you could try being sneaky though, not letting anyone see you, blending into the shadows, getting those tasty treats. Maybe doing stuff like that will get you some new magics you never had before?

Oh, and no one said doing animal squeaks would be a good feeling thing, but sometimes you have to do stuff you dont like, especially if you want free things. PLUS if you manipulate them into liking you by acting like a cute fox, that means you can extort MORE food from them in the future, think about it, being able to bother a man for some sweet sweet croissants every day, maybe get cool things for Serah and Landi too since they're your companions, maybe then Serah and Landi will give you more important jobs too, whoo knooooowwws
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No. 995497 ID: e8747d

But what if you make Serah cry if you hurt these people's feelings? What if you steal their bread and they all blame Serah and she is kicked out of town and can never return? What if the entire town tries to capture you for stealing their stuff?

Please see yourself in this man's point of view, he probably has a family to feed, and needs to make money to give his family a place to live. He had worked so hard to make that bread and all he asks is for money in return. Just like how you worked so hard to get a place to stay with Serah. If you steal it, all his work would be for nothing and he will probably lose his home and cant feed his family, and he will probably try to get revenge on you and Serah. Imagine what it would be like in comparison if after all that hard work of letting you join Serah with your magic, it was suddenly taken away from you and youre left with nothing. You'd be heartbroken, just like how you'd make this person feel if you steal his bread.

Let me ask, what do you know about the difference between good and evil? That is an important thing for humans to know if you want to become fully human and not be a fox anymore.
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No. 995498 ID: 1d109c

ALL FOUR PATHS!

ANGER: This evil man must pay for defying you and your wonderful sign!
CUNNING: Literally make him pay, he's probably expecting you to steal the bread, steal his money instead
MANIPULATION: Pretend the money is your own! and give it to him in exchange for bread
COMPASSION: Appreciate human society, when people commit crimes (this man not giving you bread) they are punished with fines (the money you took) and honest citizen take their hard earned money (taking money is hard!) and use it to buy goods and services (Enjoy your bread)
And that's being more Human too Dotti! isn't human society great?
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No. 995499 ID: 86aaf2

Alright. I'm the one who came up with the last version of that sign. And I'd like to apologize for any misunderstandings that I or my fellow spirits may have caused.

Okay, so my earlier idea was to use your innate natural talents to encourage human behavior; essentially, to follow traditions that canids have been doing for thousands of years; being cute and non-threatening around to humans to get food.

But the techniques the wolves that eventually turned into dogs have discovered go deeper than that. It isn't JUST about looking similar enough to human babies to encourage the human nourishing instinct, it's also about understanding and responding to human body language and being aware of their mental and emotional states to respond relevantly (even if the humans are hiding their feelings from themselves or each other), and it's also about being useful enough around humans that they will feed and groom and pamper you in thanks for the (trivially easy to you, but difficult for humans) 'work' you do.

So, time to observe humans with an eye to utilizing the wisdom that your *regularly fed* canid cousins have managed to stumble on. What are people doing? How do they feel about what they're doing? What is stressing them out? What are people failing at which you could trivially barter your services for in exchange for 'yummy treats'? Of course, being sapient you can be better at this (and handle more complex situations!) than any dumb dog... but you have to make the decision to try.
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No. 995501 ID: 86aaf2

(Essentially, I want to combine Manipulation + Compassion paths, specifically. One doesn't have to be working against a person's interests to manipulate them, and compassion helps with understanding people and figuring out ways to not go overboard when encouraging them to help you, and the combination enables equitable barter of services as an option that each alone might not allow for)
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No. 995502 ID: 8d4bb7

>I should take this bread from the basket, right now, and have it all to myself. It’s right there.

Why not also terminate him, that way, all the bread in the store can be yours for the taking, not just the basket
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No. 995503 ID: 6c227a

Oof, Dotti, I feel you. Not being able to communicate clearly and be understood is the WORST. We deal with that all the time too. That's why we've been real excited and falling all over ourselves talking to you with all our confusing and conflicting thoughts. Sorry, don't make noises you don't want to. We'll figure out some magic to make you more human.

I don't know what bit of the magic you were already good at is going to make that happen though. Maybe we need to try and work on developing a new magic skill for you turning in to stuff better. Shit, I don't know, maybe if you consistently respond like a human it will help you turn into one better?

So: Human behavior! It is entirely appropriate to be mad at this guy for being a butt. Glare at the guy REALLY HARD. Stick your tongue out at him, it's a rude gesture. Stomp out the door, and slam it shut behind you. (Bonus points of you do it so hard something falls off the shelf.) Then we need to find you some money. That's those little metal disk things you've probably seen around. If you have some of those you can give them to people in exchange for stuff you actually want. It's a whole thing, it's complicated and weird, but it's VERY satisfying to throw in the face of guys like that who are just making assumptions about you.
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No. 995504 ID: 86aaf2

>>995502

This spirit is lying to you and wants to get you killed and to give all of us a bad name.

Consider the following example scenarios:

Scenario one: You take the bread. The shopkeep, not being an idiot, notices the bread was gone and that you were the only one here right before it was gone. What's the local punishment for theft? In some places, you get your hand cut off.

Scenario two: you attack and murder the shopkeeper, and take all the bread in the shop. The other people in this *communal village where people interact regularly with one another* quickly notice, and promptly have you killed as a savage feral beast, worse than a wild animal..

Scenario three: you get your mind magic back and come back later and compel the baker to give you all the bread you could want. You, not having any understanding of why the baker is baking or where he gets the resources to bake or what the implications of running a business are, cause him to lose his bakery and be unable to bake ever again due to being bankrupt, and then you and he both go hungry

Scenario four: You get in his, and various other villagefolk's good graces such that everyone enjoys your company, and is happy to pay you in food and currency for doing odd jobs that you, with your (eventually) recovered sorts of magic and various shapeshifting abilities and superior anatomy (even if you turn mostly human, try to keep the superior sense of smell and hearing, okay?) can do better than they. You manage to enjoy a wide variety of food and pleasurable experiences, and since you've figured out a way to get paid for helping the villagers with their endeavors, it is not a hardship or ruinous for them to be generous to you. Everyone is happy.
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No. 995505 ID: 1d109c

>>995504
this spirit is also lying, stealing bread from a baker once will NOT make him go bankrupt. he has enough to share.

Also nothing is wrong with Gekkering humans make weird noises all the time, and making special laugh or happy noises is very human, proud of who you are is also very human
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No. 995506 ID: fd1757

It's okay, we can try the sign somewhere else where people likes fox-spirits more.
Or we can come back with money. Where is there money?
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No. 995507 ID: b1b4f3

>>995490
They say that if you trust a fox spirit, it will lead only to your own death. Is that the kind of fox you want to be? A predictable one? Show the world you're something special. Defy that expectation. Play within the rules just enough and you can still get what you want almost all of the time, without becoming *that* kind of fox.

True manipulation requires understanding-- understanding what makes people tick. You don't seem to understand how humans work. That's fine, that will take experience. Seeing things from another point of view can give you valuable information, even if you don't care about that point of view. I'll help with the baker.
He's a merchant, that means he cares about money. He gets money by selling bread. He has to spend money, though less, to make bread. If he gives away some bread, he might not get enough money from selling the rest of the bread to be able to make more bread to sell. He fears this, the possibility of not having enough money to keep his business going. It makes him angry when people ask for free bread, because it deprives him of money and makes that fear a little more real.

How can you get past this? Well, you can indicate that Lady Kesington will pay him back. Or you can take something without him knowing. Or you can steal money from someone to pay him. Or you can be enough of a nuisance to customers that he feels it'll be cheaper to give you something so you go away!
Just keep in mind anything you do here will be connected to Lady Kesington. If you steal something, do not get caught.
Hey, maybe you can try getting a customer to buy you something?
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No. 995508 ID: b1b4f3

>>995505
I think you misunderstood what that spirit was saying. Scenario three involved the baker being mind controlled into giving away a LOT of bread. That could certainly bankrupt him, depending on how much money he's got saved up and what his other expenses are.
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No. 995530 ID: 777990

Humans have some serious taboos about "commands". That's why they all keep pointing out you fox spirits are dangerous and shouldn't be trusted.

And they are right, no sentient creatures allow other creatures to use magic to dominate their minds without repercussion. If you want to remain part of Sarah's party, cut that shit out right now.
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No. 995533 ID: 094652

>>995483
He sees only his business. To him, you are not a potential connection to the profitable Lady Kensington, you're just a filthy animal running on the orders of a rebel princess that threatens to change his rigid cycle.
That is what the nobles forge their minions into. They train the masses by starving them, only rewarding them with their necessary food and social approval when they are cruel to those outside of their social circles and obedient to the point of suppressing their own ambitions. Do not expect kindness, it is punished by the rulers around here.
The nobles look at goodness and see only politeness and order. So pretend to be that. In market business, charity is an act of madness; when customers show money or contracts, the other side is obligated to shut up and give them what they want. If either side refuses to give up what they offered in exchange after receiving what they wanted, that's grounds for getting aggressive.
Go back to Serah, and show her pictures of the food you saw at the market, with some squares next to them. Wait for her to make indents on some of the squares and give you coins, then take those coins and show them alongside the pictures, and they'll take the coins and give you food. You can get angry if they take the coins and don't give you food.
Write this script:
"Hello, Lady Kensington would like to buy the items listed on my menu. She was going to give you a tip, but you have treated this servant poorly and they will only give market price."

>>995490
Also, calm down. That guy was being a brat, you shouldn't be worse.
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No. 995535 ID: 9461b5

Oh, you wish to be a master of crime? We could help with that too, but we have to be aware of that, because it limits your choices. So far, we gave you the choice that would make you the least likely to be hated, because society hates crime. Ergo, they'd hate you. Yes, Serah too. It's a limited path, but it's the path of greed.

But we suspected you would prefer the path of freedom. Remember this?

>“Well, then what do you want?” Raelynn presses. “Do you want to live like a human?”
>Dotti nods enthusiastically.

So far, that's what we've sought to help you with. To live freely with them. Did you lie there? Would you prefer to take all that you desire, without regard for others like Serah? To be a shadow of the worst of them?

Or do you wish to live side by side with them? That is the choice you must make.

So what will it be, Dotti? A life of greed? Or a life of freedom?

The choice is yours.
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No. 995537 ID: 86aaf2

>>995505

I was referring in scenario three to the use of mind control to make the baker give up a lot of bread, every day, for the forseeable future, which Dotti has already specifically expressed interest in doing. The results of that could most certainly be him going bankrupt, especially since Dotti does not seem to value minimum use of mental changes, maintaining the target's capacity to have access to their skills and judgment, and the use of finesse in her mind control powers. In contrast, taking a small amount of bread in a single day is scenario one and does not require mind control at all, and does not bankrupt the baker, but breaks the social contract of behavior of the village, and may have excessively harsh penalties WHEN she is caught.

That said, gekkering in particular does resemble a human chuckle quite well!


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