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135483 No. 135483 ID: eedbeb

i make quests too quickly to warrant a discussion thread for each one. going forward all the fun can happen here.

once i'm finished with a quest, i put it in pdf form here: https://tippler.itch.io/

my twitter: https://twitter.com/fishsimp2
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No. 140042 ID: 2c1245

for a second there I thought he had heart eyes.
No. 140044 ID: 9ea24b
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congratulations everyone body trans has become canon
No. 140047 ID: 273c18

Did Body remodel his form back to normal-shaped after spending some time in outer space?
No. 140048 ID: e51896

how many meteors and space debris did Body crash through during her travel in space?
No. 140049 ID: 9ea24b
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body still has the force ghost for interpersonal relations (https://tippler.itch.io/post-mortem). Saul, Mary, and Body's true forms are basically amorphous blobs in space

there was a bit of space debris getting away from earth because of old human satellites and stuff but Body didn't have to go far before getting scooped up
No. 140076 ID: 2c1245

>posts plump and breedable cat monster

No. 140083 ID: 48c015
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It's okay, fam. I've gotchu!
No. 140084 ID: 48c015
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Oh lawd, she is giving birth!
No. 140085 ID: 48c015
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No. 140086 ID: 48c015
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It's a blob!

Such wondrous miracle!
No. 140525 ID: 9ea24b
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Have you ever stayed up late at night wondering what happened to the This isn't working crew? Do you weep knowing that Rhine never got closure in thread 3? Is your name Silly Zealot?

well you're in luck because i just made a 40 page comic epilogue that you can find here: https://tippler.itch.io/this-isnt-workingcomic

there is a lot of speedran porn because part of the creation process was asking all the patrons what kinks they'd like to see
No. 140558 ID: 918cdb

Folks there have some questionable ways of organizing charitis, but overall the ending to this saga was surprisinsingly positive.
No deaths! And barely any screaming!

Thank you for giving your weirdly endearing brainchildren a proper sendoff!
No. 140742 ID: 2f7f6e

since the Pokemon Colosseum games are gen 3, does that mean Orre's an available location in Nostaliga Quest?

...hopefully no one has a snag machine
No. 140744 ID: 9ea24b
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hello comrade, this is a fine question that i answered many moons ago here: >>138862

tldr i never played the poke colleseum games so you could say i don't have nostalgia for them

thank you for giving an excuse for me to post a comic summarizing how i deal with everything in my life
No. 140805 ID: 273c18

Tippler it seems like you're just ignoring what people want to talk to Latios about and are cherrypicking bits and pieces out of suggestions to make him angry.
No. 140809 ID: 9ea24b
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my dear sweet myconid, i've missed you terribly, or i guess that's what i'd say if you were him. everyday i weep that i am separated by my greatest love. my biggest fan...one day i'll have to finish catalyst in the most egregious way just to get him to come back.

latios, latias, and deoxys are not currently your pals. any of them would have shoved stetson if they had been randomly selected to do so and latios was actively looking for an excuse to get rid of you in the most recent update.

if you had sought out latios and latias to befriend before the plan to catch deoxys, things would be different now. i think at one point someone had the idea to get latios or latias to volunteer to be caught by stetson, but in the end people went with the faster option of masterballing deoxys, thus the current animosity from those three.

(pictured, the yuri quest AU where Apple suggests reign supreme)
No. 140810 ID: 273c18

You fucking jackass that's not what I was complaining about. Yes, Latios is not our friend. The problem is you aren't using our suggestions you're just picking them apart to fuel the fire, to make things more difficult for no reason. You don't want us to get what we want, even though we're barely asking for anything.
No. 140811 ID: 273c18

Oh and I guess other people are going to be like "why are you so hostile" so let me spell it out:
Tippler is being patronizing, while sidestepping the issue I brought up.
No. 140812 ID: 273c18

You know, I kinda get why you're being like this. This is the last thread, so there should be some sort of significant closing moment like the resolution of a significant conflict, but there's no more plot threads left to tie up except for our disagreement with the legendaries. So from a writer's perspective it's a good idea to make that into the significant conflict, right? Not something that can be resolved easily?

Except, in the process of doing this you're casting the legendaries as bullies with basically no empathy at all for humans, and Latios is weirdly bad at mind-reading*** if that last update is supposed to be taken seriously and not the quest author version of "Nuh uh I throw up a forcefield so your attack doesn't work".
If they generally dislike humans then that would imply bad history with humans, which would imply they know humans are a THREAT. If they know that then they know escalating the situation (by, for instance, almost killing a child) is a terrible idea. The conflict doesn't make any rational sense, even disregarding the credit card thing.

***:(by only reading bits and pieces and assuming the worst instead of, you know, mind-reading a bit more to see if it's that bad... or not assuming the worst because after living so long and reading so many thoughts he would know that people don't act on all their thoughts and people generally want to do the right thing)
IMO psychic types should be generally friendly towards humans, because by being exposed to their unfiltered minds they would be able to see the clear parallels between the minds of humans and the minds of pokemon.
No. 140813 ID: 273c18

Oh right, I should probably ask this here too:
Is there a reason behind blocking all my attempts at fixing/preventing the PC glitch? I have brought up several methods of doing so and none of them were directly addressed in-quest aside from the last comment which was basically "it's not a perfect solution". The goal is to prevent what happened to Gengar from happening to other pokemon. That's it. I don't care about the implication of legendaries being entirely immune to the stasis, because it's clear that they can handle themselves.

I don't agree with pokemon being put in stasis but that is a SEPARATE ISSUE, do you understand?
No. 140815 ID: a7a180

The PC glitch is a nonissue as long as legendaries remain out of the PC box (which they strongly insist on) and no Pokemon are stored in adjacent slots to them. It's already solved. And that's aside from the fact that we already passed a decision gate months ago that put the kibosh to meddling with the PC system.
No. 140816 ID: 273c18

I wasn't aware of the adjacency requirement. Got a link to that?

The decision gate revolved around whether or not to use the PC information to rebel against the humans, not whether to use the PC information at all. The latter case was proved possible when we were able to talk to Lanette about it.
No. 140817 ID: 273c18

Also, since there were no patches after Gengar's incident, that means the problem is not solved and could happen again.
No. 140819 ID: 273c18

Well I guess I don't know if legendaries got more aggressive about keeping eachother out of pokeballs after that...

Ok, I did a quick ctrl+f and found this post
but it's stated as a "theory". Do we have any confirmation of that detail?
No. 140821 ID: f3171e

I understand getting so invested you take things personally, but you gotta chill.

The reason Latios cherry picked thoughts was explained already: he was looking for an excuse to get mad and end the conversation, so of course he's going to use our suggesters' worst intrusive thoughts as an excuse. The answer isn't to get mad, it's to watch our wording and kibosh intrusive thoughts by voting them down. To use discipline as if we were dealing with a literal mind reader, which we are.

The choice was made to take the easy route with the Masterball a long time ago instead of trying to befriend Deoxys before catching him, in hypocrisy to the things we've claimed to be striving for. This is the consequences of our actions.
No. 140822 ID: 273c18

>The choice was made to take the easy route with the Masterball a long time ago instead of trying to befriend Deoxys before catching him, in hypocrisy to the things we've claimed to be striving for.
You might want to think about that a bit more. We're not trying to get trainers to befriend wild pokemon before capturing them, we're trying to get them to treat their captured pokemon better. We made zero effort to prevent Deoxys from being set free, and an attempt was made at getting them to socialize. That's in line with our stated goals.
No. 140955 ID: 273c18

Regarding the Vaporeon situation:

Well personally I think the main problem with this situation is we don't know exactly what the trainer is planning to do about Vaporeon. The fact that she did anything at all at least means she is at least willing to do something for the sake of appearances, which is probably the best we can do at the moment for the more stubborn trainers.
Secondly, mistreatment like this is happening all over the place. Attempting a direct personal intervention will mean we are likely to be seen as truly stepping outside the bounds of the law instead of just associating ourselves with pokemon that do. That reputation will make it much more difficult to do any of the social outreach or negotiation with human authorities, which means less overall prevention of mistreatment.
Even if talking to Flareon results in more bad news, within the bounds of the law all we can do is try to talk to her again, and she's the kind of person apparently who will complain about harassment to the authorities so that's a brick wall. That's my reasoning anyway. We will find more opportunities to engage directly with misbehaving trainers in the future; those who are earnestly willing to listen are the best case scenario.
No. 141032 ID: 2c1245

No. 141168 ID: dd3fe0

....Were you going to let me know I was getting names conflated? I feel like an idiot.
No. 141171 ID: f3171e

It was such an in character thought for us I never considered you might be confused.
No. 141176 ID: 9ea24b
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i also thought it was in character, and the suggestion never used any specific character names so i had no way of knowing.

don't worry though, it could have a sizeable impact on Steven's impression of you and that's why i put it as an option in the most recent choice

pokemon quest should finish up in a week! im extremely excited. i have promised to finish this short vis novel game im working on (mc pictured) and then i'll start my next bigger quest series which will be as graphically violent as i can stomach
No. 141184 ID: 462d8c

> as graphically violent as i can stomach
This frightens me
No. 141186 ID: c4526f

I am intrigued and wish to know more of this VN
No. 141190 ID: 9ea24b
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it'll have to follow the constraints of suiting the world/setting, so while it'll be gore for gore's sake it'll be within reason(?). at the very least there won't be any sexual violence or any sex at all.

short visual novel will be short, made in renpy, and have fairy waifus. i have like three themes in all media i create so it'll have those three themes. it is all ages but incidentally it's set in the same setting as edgy quest so it's been a good exercise in planning the magic system out a bit beforehand.
No. 141192 ID: 2c1245

who was your most submissive and breedable character?
No. 141196 ID: 273c18

Got caught up after taking a break, looks like we passed up smooching Vaporeon like three or four times??? What is even happening.
No. 141197 ID: dd3fe0


We've been busy!! There's lots of stuff to do!
No. 141223 ID: 9ea24b
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feel free to ask questions about nostalgia quest since it is over and i can dish all of my opinions and secrets. in the meantime i will be grinding fairy lore so i can finish game hopefully within a week
No. 141224 ID: e139aa

> I can finally kill
god ain't that ever a mood
No. 141225 ID: dd3fe0


Did we miss out on some sort of really big plotline that would've furthered our goals?
No. 141226 ID: b6ec4d

I'm feeling the Q&A spirit, so here are some questions for ya:

What is your favorite Pokemon from a later gen that you would have liked an excuse to draw if not for the gen 3 cap?

Who was personally your favorite 'mon to write for?

Do you think the Friendlies get up to anything else interesting down the line? Maybe some grand heists or other big plays to try and change society?

Do you ever wish the audience had picked a different Pokemon for the protagonist to become, or were there any you are incredibly happy not to have been stuck with?

If we were doing Nuzlock rules and you HAD to nickname all your Pokemon, what would you go with? (You can just stick to the most important ones, say Flygon, Smeargle, and Gengar)?
No. 141227 ID: b8122b

Thank you for running the quest!
What kind of obstacles would there have been if the more violent revolution route was chosen?
No. 141228 ID: 9ea24b
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from nostalgia, definitely vaporeon by default. i spent a unmerited amount of time thinking about what submissive constitutes outside of an intimate relationship or a bdsm setting but she still counts as submissive because she does what vania says.

do that mean all captured pokemon are submissive? do we live in a society? i cannot answer these questions.

For the peaceful route naw, I didn't think of anything super different outside of the ideas brainstormed by the suggestors.
No. 141229 ID: 9ea24b
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>Favorite poke from later gens
Chi-yu from scarlet violet because pretty fish and also a very good mon.

>favorite mon to write
Gengar. i like large fruity bastards in fiction

>Do the friendlies get up to anything interesting after the end of the quest?
they keep doing their usual rescue team activities. the members you recruited for the school would help with that

>do i wish flygon had been a different pokemon?
that evolutionary line is about on the cusp of being a little too complicated for my liking since i am very lazy. otherwise i didn't have any problems with it.

>pokemon nicknames off the top of my head
Flygon: Golf
Smeargle: Brush
Gengar: Big Momma
No. 141230 ID: 9ea24b
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>violent revolution, what would it have been like?
here was my vague gameplan:

1. tell friendlies about the PC glitch

2. recruit a legendary out of deoxys latios or latias

3. decide how to make your demands whether by holding lanette hostage or storing a legendary to mess up the pc, or something else

4. shit hits the fan and the league, scott, and steven tell tracy to put smeargle in her ball, stetson to put you in your ball, and/or catch your friends to hold counter hostage.

5. ???

6. you come out on top because you have the numbers advantage and superpowers, but at varying levels of cost

it was alluded to in the first thread that pokemon can actually get permanently injured and die if they keep getting hit after they've fainted, so death was on the table.

humans could also be killed by getting out of badge range and dropping a sufficiently deadly object, say, a rock, on them. i doubt people would have been into that though
No. 141242 ID: d7a0b0

What's with the sexy bug ladies?

Is it for a new quest you're planning or are they for a quest that already exists?
No. 141243 ID: 9ea24b
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if you read back a couple tippler messages i mention i am working on a short VN game with fairy waifus and also creatures that occupies the same setting as next quest, which will be grimdark edge and will start once i finish game.

i only have 3 scenes left of game write and i have all the logic figured so hopefully i can bang it out in ren py pretty quick and get it playtested by an unlucky patron and ready on itch by next tuesday
No. 141246 ID: dd3fe0

How many more concessions could we have gotten in the nonviolent route had we played perfectly?
No. 141247 ID: f3171e

Grimdark bugs is a vibe.
No. 141251 ID: 9ea24b
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It is not at all edgy. Please play it would make me pleased and also give you context for the edgy quest i am starting tomorrow
No. 141255 ID: e139aa

That was nice, I enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing.
No. 141267 ID: b8122b

I second that. The VN was lovely, and the protagonist felt very suggestor-driven haha. Will the characters also appear in the quest?
No. 141269 ID: dd3fe0

I'm curious about the Pokemon Rights stuff that happen after the end of the Pokemon quest, any thoughts on that? Like years later and such?
No. 141270 ID: 9ea24b
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for the pacifist route you could have gotten another minor legal concession if you hadn't tried to resolve the vania vaporeon situation, which is a short term/long term hand off since none of the long term impact of the legal stuff can really be shown in quest.

honestly from my point of view it was pretty ideal, being friends with unethical rich people like scott is worth it because money and helping vaporeon was a good thing to do because preventing exploitation.

the quest is over and it's up to you to interpret what would happen to flygon and his work for pokemon rights years in the future based on the info in the quest.

sadly no, the events occurring in quest have little to do with
rural forest fairy politics. only character with overlap is mysterious red guy on horse. thanks for playing the game!
No. 141293 ID: f3171e

So, were Pliny's traits determined by the things we threw in the well? If we hadn't dumped corpses in, would Pliny lack their toxic oozy qualities?
No. 141295 ID: 9ea24b
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yes, the character creation was inside us all along
No. 141296 ID: f3171e

That's pretty neat! I guess the orc's paintbrush is why Pliny came out so vain. Did the wishes have any influence, or just the things tossed in?
No. 141401 ID: 9ea24b
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this may have already become clear but wishes were based on the characters making them, and pliny is going to encounter the ones that are still alive so they'll influence the story in their unique way
No. 141414 ID: f3171e

I love our perfect gross rotten century-egg cinnamon bun.
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the patrons are already coming to grips with this terrifying revelation but 2024 is when i will become completely unmarketable by only drawing hotted boobs ironically or when under existing contract.

i think it is pretty evident that my default state is drawing my fictional women without feminine traits so this is barely a change. thanks to everyone who's reading worm quest so far! im having a good time with the different art style and slower pacing
No. 141694 ID: 273c18

I'm disappointed we didn't get to see Pliny use a pile of corpses as a protective shell like Legion from castlevania.
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No. 142180 ID: 9ea24b
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thank you for this beautiful creation and being the last regular suggestor on worm quest. your strength is unmatched

now that my discussion thread is bumped I can use this as an excuse to dump infinite oc art that i can't post in fanart
No. 142181 ID: 9ea24b
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lesbian au origin art
No. 142182 ID: 9ea24b
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evelyn pog
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body depression also pog
No. 142184 ID: 36af9c

Sometimes I feel self-conscious my influence steered things in a direction the other suggesters didn't like, but if Jam dangerous why friend shaped.

Alas, poor Icher. Her winning smile and my nightmare monster fetish were not enough to overcome the crime of being mean to Pliny.
No. 142191 ID: 9ea24b
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it is okay to have a suggesting agenda. i also think icher is the ideal man. jam is of comparable morality
No. 142216 ID: 28f26c
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Was listening to some music and found his song.
Actual fanart this time
I might not be a very good influence
I may in fact be a bad influence
No. 142219 ID: d93742
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I felt a momentary inspiration to try making portraits for some of the wishmakers in the style of Disco Elysium skill portraits. I don't know if I have the skill or patience to tackle all of these, but I felt a particular inspiration for this one.

A Lonely Friend - the wishmaker posted by Poltergeist Ethanoic Acid
Always reaching out for anyone willing to reach back. The first person to help him by pulling him out of the well will be his friend.
A corpse lay at the bottom of a dark pit, wisps of smoke trailing from its mouth. A hand reaches up towards light. The opening of a well.
A bucket is a hand, and a smile. Silhouetted wooden posts are eyes. The light is a worm.

No. 142220 ID: d93742
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art naif - wishmaker posted by 443b73
A dream cast into the water. To create beauty from the rough canvas of life. May it prosper and touch the hearts of those who see it.
A paintbrush floats in rippling water, reflecting a dream in the hues of paint that meld with mud and scum.
The ferrule is like a wick left ablaze, defiant of the damp, leaking ghosts of worms. They art yet naive.

No. 142221 ID: d720d5
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Paradox Born - wishmaker posted by kome
Growing and bustling, decaying and crumbling.
Can a thing live, which is allergic to itself?
A worm melts into a city, or a city melts into a worm. On one side the city rises. On the other it falls to ruin. One must imagine the worm happy.
No. 142222 ID: d720d5
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Stitches - wishmaker posted by 273c18
Remember, snitches get stitches.
A worm moves past swiftly, blurring the smoke. It shushes you, and smiles conspiratorially. "This will be our little secret." A knife behind its back, still dripping.
Below, a skeletal corpse.

No. 142225 ID: d720d5
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Some of the details and the nameplate shade felt off anyways. I'll just repost it.

Community Chest - wishmaker posted by Silly Zealot
Ill-gotten gains hoarded selfishly are poison upon the soul. They wished to begin again. It is a wish many share.
Presiding serenely over an old scarred chest, a worm shares with all the needy, broken and wretched who reach out.
At the core of the battered and stained chest, a heart shines, unlocked and open.

No. 142226 ID: d720d5
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Gilded Vanitas - wishmaker posted by 53b46b
All that gleams must surely be adored.
Hands reach in from either side, mouths agape like worms. They vomit generously and consume greedily, as coins dance between them.
No. 142228 ID: d720d5
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Silent Night - wishmaker posted by Donut
So much light and noise above. It is comfortable in the dark. Rest while you can find it.
At the bottom of a well, a spirit slumbers. A worm enveloped in itself, a tail of dreamless sleep shutting out above.
On the other side, an opening looms. A gaping maw. Beyond it are war and nightmares.

No. 142231 ID: d720d5
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Cockroach Soldier - wishmaker posted by Sgt
The past is dead. Stab. Run. Burn. Cheat. Flee. Whatever it takes to see tomorrow.
A crumpled coin, stabbed through by a blade. Legs and antennae twitch with hints of life. Its burnished hide is covered in pockmarks, dead bodies left behind in the better part of valor.
Like hydras, worms sprout from the corpse. Their decapitated heads gnaw at threats real and imagined.

No. 142232 ID: d720d5
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This time with no spelling errors.

The City Wyrm - wishmaker posted by a7a180
She wishes to be taller. Bigger. Stronger. Build up. Until nothing can touch you.
A tiny worm looks up at a beast with dragon horns. Its flesh is a wall, ramparts tall and broad. Smoke rises from chimneys. Inside the wall are homes. People. Children play. They mill grain in giant flowers that spin. This is good.
No. 142233 ID: d720d5
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Everybody's here.

Sandwich - wishmaker posted by Nalthar
"I turned myself into a sandwich, Jam! I'm Sandwich Pliny!"
". . ."
"Climb in and we can be a Jam sandwich!"
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this and all the art below are tremendous! i like your interpretation of all of the wishers.

you have inspired me to make my own tremendous meme
No. 142235 ID: ce3564

Warse tits, Pliny. They harden in response to trauma.
No. 142237 ID: 5ebd37

No. 142238 ID: b709fb

I'm sorry but not sorry I couldn't get Jam sandwich out of my head.
No. 142239 ID: 273c18

Oh Fresh Meat 2 ended. Just about how I expected it to. Those who voted to try to turn the war spirit into a friend were incredibly foolish. I'm guessing they didn't play the related game, because its major theme was that trying to fight against the true nature of things will only result in calamitous failure.
No. 142240 ID: df60a9

I still think we made almost the best possible choices for Pliny the spirit, in the long term. And there were not a lot of good outcomes I could see on the horizon. I'll explain where I saw each route going, and where I suspect they may go in the future if we ever get a part 3.

As soon as Jor started talking about Geoun's king and religion, I had a feeling that Geoun Route would be a really rough route in a very different way.
Best case scenario, working against the corrupt institution from the inside to try and improve things through incremental change- we did that route in Pokemon Quest already and that was a much less crapsack world.
Or, living underground as a cult leader always on the edge of being purged. And let's be real, we as a collective consciousness and Pliny as the individual she grew into did not have the focus and frame of mind to maintain cult secrecy forever.
Worst case scenario, purged immediately after Pliny stops being a useful buffer against Vishelt.
I feel vilified in not going the Geoun Route after the townsfolk looked away from Pliny being murdered in the street, because if they're not going to spare that much effort, I was confident there was no world in which we were going to get the town to go to bat for The Other, Pliny, against the entire Geoun army and inquisition.

That's Geoun Route out.
Solo Route, going to bat against both sides outright? That's just the Suicide Route with extra steps.

That leaves the Vishelt Route, befriending the Commander; or the Jam Route, swaying Jam to us and making a swing from Vishelt Route to Solo Route much less impossible in the future.
Now, the other side of Pokemon Quest was the revolution route, the burn it all down fuck the world and build again on the ashes route. And I think that's the route the Commander was in the middle of undertaking. Either that or he was just an ambitious tyrant.
So, is Vishelt Route good for the world or in any way moral? No. Absolutely not, they have warcrimed all over the place continually. I foresee the end point of their goals as leading to a lawless anarchy or a brutal dictatorship.
Is this good for Pliny, who is a spirit who is at least in part composed of elements of war, rot and ruin? Absolutely.
That just leaves the wild card of the Commander, who we still haven't spoken to and know only through Telarin's vague lukewarm explanations. Would the Commander betray and kill Icher/Jam at the end of the campaign? With nothing more to conquer, a war spirit is just a liability, especially Jam who is far more emotional than Icher. Would the Commander be less likely to betray Pliny, who is open to negotiation, is easily swayed by the slightest hint of friendship, and who also has properties of war and ruin but is capable of functioning within society during peacetime? Maybe.
So, Vishelt Route was a maybe for me. Be the tyrant dictator's pet spirit or fuck off back to our city when the world is an anarchic wasteland and build something new ourselves.

Then there's the Jam Route. Icher Route was there, but Icher had the misfortune of being the arc 1 villain while Jam was a newborn spirit that we in a way helped create and shape. That immediately put into peoples' minds hope, attachment, wondering if maybe Pliny could have a friend who she could snuggle without giving them 20 terrible diseases. Also the toxic love friendship story between two weird eldritch spirits was more interesting as a story idea than schmoozing with mortal kings and generals, be it ending in heartwarming or tragedy. Issue is, a lot of us were in the mindset that we can and should 'fix him' and make him behave contrary to his nature. I agree with you on that, that was a major misstep. There's no 'fixing' Jam, he is what he is. Pliny has a little bit of war in her too, but she also has other things, and that roundedness disarmed a lot of us.
I fell into a very similar pitfall to everyone else, of getting too attached to him and letting my guard down, mortal human that I am. We approached Jam and Pliny like a mortal relationship.
I think we had almost the best Jam route, until we backpedaled at the last moment and lost his respect and trust. He was listening to Pliny, exercising restraint, openly asking for advice and ideas, but we went and shoved thumbs into the big raw spot we ourselves made when we gave him severe attachment issues from birth and then made him imprint on Pliny.
Key difference between Vishelt Route and Jam Route would be that we allied with them through Jam, not the Commander. And if the Commander ever pulled a 'you have outlived your usefulness' on Jam after defeating Geoun, we would be in a position to swoop in and fight him together. Then the entire anarchic wasteland of ruin and despair would be Pliny and Jam's land of milk and honey.
Morally reprehensible? Yes. Would Pliny finally have real companionship and a comfortable future accepting her true nature as a spirit? Maybe.

So in the end, Vishelt Route and Jam Route were both viable options for me but I thought Jam was more handsome and enjoyed looking at his scrunkly expressions.

However if angels and god really do exist and Geoun is right and has them on its side that's all out the window and the best ending was the Go Back to Sleep Route at the very start.
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lots of pen drawings from a while ago
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also the chickens are literally real and have not been killed yet. they'll be laying eggs in maybe 2 months and love fresh corn
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also there's some moushley's in here because i made a very short VN game like a month ago (furry pornography):

'wait tippler' you say. 'i thought you weren't drawing tiddies.'

ok you got me the new self-imposed rule is i can draw tiddies when i'm not asked to, checkmate people who like tiddies
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otherwise everything is going fine, ive actually found the perfect balance of webforum mind poison to keep me entertained and informed
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Amazing. The gang's all here!

So many memorable stories in just three years.
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A delicate skill to master. Congratulations to the chickens for surviving being alive.
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i am getting ahead of myself by posting this before finishing last update of clubbing quest please forgive me this transgression

anyway more pen drawings from same batch
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