17 Aug 2019

Meimona: Explain your abilities to the simpleton human (but don't say that you think he's a simpleton)

  • Meimona: I'm an angel of fortune! It is my title.
  • Nino: Does that mean you're just incredibly lucky?
  • Meimona: Uhmm, to put it simply, yes kind of!
  • Meimona: Do you know about angelic titles?
  • Nino: Uh, not much.
  • Nino: I guess I know that it's a thing the winged have, that's about it.
  • Nino: There's not a whole lot that I know about you guys.
  • Nino: Mostly because... I guess there's not much winged information that humans care to make readily available during these times?
  • Meimona: Hey, that's still already more than what most people know about us!
  • Nino: Well, humans are more focused on themselves nowadays. With good reason.
  • Meimona: Don't worry, I can explain!
  • Meimona: It's definitely nothing too complex!
  • Meimona: Err, maybe I only think so because I'm a winged...
  • Nino: Hey, I'm not dumb!
  • Nino: I'm sure I can grasp much more complex things just fine.
  • Meimona: Haha, I didn't mean to imply that. :p
  • Meimona: Alright, I'll make it as simple as I can!
  • Nino: ...You have to be taking these jabs on purpose.
  • Meimona: Wh- No I'm not!!!
  • Meimona: I just want to explain this in the best way I can!
  • Nino: Friggin'... Okay, who cares!
  • Nino: Go on, be as complex or as simple as you want.
  • Nino: I'll try to understand.

Nino: Try to understand.

  • Meimona: So, these titles are given to a winged by someone else.
  • Meimona: They are sort of, umm, an expectation or prediction set for a winged...
  • Meimona: Which will, eventually, always come true!
  • Meimona: Even if it has no basis or makes little sense.
  • Nino: Hmm.
  • Nino: That's like a self-fulfilling prophecy, isn't it.
  • Meimona: Maybe? I don't know what that means. :[

  • Nino: It means because someone predicted you'll be a certain way, then that ends up being the case.
  • Nino: It can even just be you believing something negative or positive about yourself, and then it ends up coming true.
  • Nino: So for you, uh, someone thought you'd be VERY lucky I guess?
  • Meimona: Oh! Yes, that's it!
  • Meimona: A self-filling thingy!!
  • Meimona: It is like that exactly! I can't believe there's a term for it!
  • Nino: It's self-fulfilling prophecy, get it right.
  • Meimona: Yeah yeah yeah sure, that!
  • Nino: Although in this case, I'm guessing it's probably less a logical product of belief affecting actions, and more like...
  • Nino: Some weird winged bullshit.
  • Meimona: HEY! It is not... Animal droppings!
  • Meimona: It's more like, COOL destinyfate!
  • Nino: Those words do not sound as cool as you think.
  • Meimona: Psh! To live up to your title, that's the coolest of cools!
  • Meimona: This is just one of the many things in the winged's lives that humans can never understand, I think.
  • Nino: Hey, I understood you! Somewhat, but still.
  • Meimona: Oh, no offense!
  • Meimona: I meant that humans just don't go through the same experience.
  • Meimona: You tend to see this concept as a limitation of your freedom.
  • Nino: It does sound like it.
  • Nino: Uh, no offense?
  • Meimona: None taken, I understand why!

  • Meimona: That's because for the winged, even though the person giving them the title wouldn't know,
  • Meimona: It's a title always fated to fall in-line with the winged's personality!
  • Meimona: It is fated to fit us perfectly when it's time to live up to it.
  • Meimona: So it's not like we're forced to comply by something we don't like!
  • Meimona: Maybe you have a word for this kind of thing too?
  • Nino: Uhh... It's like predestination? But in a controllable way?
  • Nino: Jeez, I am a little lost on what it exactly should be called.
  • Meimona: I wouldn't know what to call it too besides "COOL DESTINYFATE THAT IS ALSO VERY FREE"!
  • Meimona: So we're using that cool term now, me and you. >:]
  • Nino: God. This is why humans don't bother studying the winged, probably.
  • Nino: But I mostly understand everything so far.
  • Meimona: Well, good!
  • Meimona: For me, my mum gave my title.
  • Meimona: Because she needed a bit of good fortune, and just like that...
  • Meimona: When I got older and awoke my abilities,
  • Meimona: BAM! It was all the luck-stuffs, usable in my very own special way!
  • Meimona: And it helped my mum out a ton!!
  • Nino: That's kind of heartwarming.
  • Meimona: :]
  • Meimona: Well, not to ruin it, but actually...
  • Meimona: It's not as easy as it sounds!
  • Meimona: For my luck to work, I always need others around me to do something very important first.
  • Meimona: Right now, I'll need you to do this somethingy for me.
  • Nino: What is the "thingy"?
  • Meimona: I need you to believe in me!
  • Meimona: When you believe I can be lucky enough to do a certain thing,
  • Meimona: Then it'll really happen!

  • Nino: Huh... Wait.
  • Nino: Is that what you meant earlier when we were running away?
  • Nino: "I can do this because you believe in me", was it.
  • Meimona: Yeah!
  • Meimona: Umm, remember when you first saw me on the mountains?
  • Meimona: When you saw that, in your mind you instantly took it as fact that I could lift something as heavy as a mountain's top.
  • Meimona: As long as you're seeing, you're believing!
  • Meimona: And as long as you believed that to be possible, I could lift anything less or just as heavy in front of you!
  • Meimona: With one hand if I wanted to!
  • Meimona: For example, lifting the much-lighter you. :]
  • Nino: That's...
  • Nino: That's actually a really amazing power, what the hell!!
  • Nino: But hang on! I know I didn't really accept what you were doing.
  • Nino: I knew it in my head that, uh...
  • Nino: The laws of physics wouldn't work that way?
  • Nino: So it was like I was experiencing something so impossible!!
  • Meimona: No no! You only think you didn't accept it.
  • Meimona: In reality, the first impression you saw was stuck with you,
  • Meimona: So it made everything on a smaller scale plausible!
  • Meimona: It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to be believable to you.
  • Nino: That's.. Kind of insane, wow.
  • Nino: But I really definitely thought, and still do think...
  • Nino: That it should be impossible to do everything you did since the first time I saw you!
  • Meimona: Nuh-uh, nope!
  • Meimona: As long as you see the impossible once, you will not reject it internally.
  • Meimona: Even if you think it shouldn't be possible at the same time!
  • Meimona: And the evidence is in how I could do what I wanted the second time around.
  • Meimona: If you hadn't been tricked to believe I could lift heavy things, we wouldn't have been able to escape the seacops!
  • Nino: I... Kind of understand, I think.
  • Nino: But now that I sorta know the process behind it,
  • Nino: Isn't it impossible to do what you did again?
  • Meimona: Nope!
  • Meimona: It's always plausible that I could lift heavy things now,
  • Meimona: Because I'm with someone who believed in it!
  • Nino: Even when I now know that it works because you tricked my mind??
  • Meimona: Yes, even so! :]
  • Nino: This... There's a lot of ways for you to exploit that, isn't there.
  • Meimona: Oh, trust me, I know. >:]
  • Nino: God damn, I want powers as cool as that.
  • Meimona: Hey, don't you ever think it's easy to use these powers!
  • Meimona: I always have to find ways to trick others first!!
  • Nino: That's still a cool power! Well...
  • Nino: There's a lot more I want to ask about, but...
  • Meimona: Yup, we don't have all night, you know.
  • Meimona: Or all day, I'm not sure what time it is...
  • Meimona: But I'd be happy to tell you later!
  • Nino: Okay, I'll DEFINITELY tire you out with questions later.
  • Nino: And you cannot complain! You allowed my bottomless curiosity.
  • Meimona: It's okay, as long as it's making me feel cool and superior.
  • Nino: :|
  • Meimona: >B]
  • Nino: Let's focus on finding a way out.
  • Nino: And uh, I guess I will try to... Believe?
  • Nino: I don't really know how to believe in your luck!
  • Nino: Maybe if I think it hard enough.
  • Meimona: Hmm well, just thinking isn't really believing! Belief is kinda more internal.
  • Meimona: The usual way I make my power work is by demonstration, so...
  • Meimona: If something lucky enough happened to me and you saw it,
  • Meimona: You'd subconsciously believe in my luck!
  • Meimona: And then, I'll be able to make it affect you too!
  • Nino: Oh, so just have yourself be lucky enough.
  • Meimona: That's not how it works, it's not so simple!!
  • Meimona: To begin with, what kind of luck are you looking for?
  • Nino: Uh... The luck of...
  • Nino: Randomly finding things!
  • Nino: We need a boat, or a ship, or something.
  • Nino: Go on, strike the one-in-a-million chance of uhh..

  • Nino: Finding an upside-down cake.
  • Meimona: What! That's totally random!
  • Meimona: Why would an upside down cake be here!!
  • Nino: I dunno, I think my hunger is speaking.
  • Nino: I burped earlier and it smelled like baked goods for some reason.
  • Nino: Kinda like muffins.
  • Nino: Sorry, that's kind of gross.
  • Meimona: Eww gross! But...
  • Meimona: It sounds kind of good, actually
  • Nino: I know right?!?!
  • Nino: I could go for a whole cake right now!
  • Nino: No, shit, wait, don't distract me with food talk!
  • Meimona: You brought it up. :[
  • Nino: Well, forget about it!
  • Nino: So how about...
  • Nino: The chance of finding a coin on the ground?
  • Nino: We could use it to buy something to eat.
  • Meimona: That's a dumb idea!
  • Meimona: Finding a coin doesn't need special luck.
  • Nino: What! Yes it does!
  • Nino: Piss off, it's a brilliant idea.
  • Meimona: Do humans just have really low standards of what a lucky break is??
  • Meimona: And also, you're going back to food again. :[
  • Nino: Money is always good and special, you're just weird!
  • Nino: The problem is that I don't know what boundaries you need to make your luck work.
  • Meimona: Okay, ummm...
  • Meimona: It needs to be something rare, but not totally implausible,
  • Meimona: And not so common and unspecial!
  • Nino: The upside-down cake isn't-
  • Meimona: Don't bring it up again!
  • Meimona: There really is no reason for that to just be lying on the ground in the open!
  • Meimona: If it's implausible in my head, it won't happen!
  • Nino: I can't believe you don't believe in upside-down cakes.
  • Meimona: I can't believe you don't believe in me!
  • Nino: I-I'm trying, I swear!
  • Meimona: Also, why is it even upside-down!?
  • Nino: I just wanted it to sound weird enough for your luck!

  • Nino: I told you, maybe I can just think it hard enough to believe in it.
  • Nino: And you can keep on trying to make something lucky happen.
  • Meimona: Errr, I guess...?
  • Meimona: I'm not confident that'll work, though.
  • Nino: This is kind of a stupid situation, but let's go for it!
  • Nino: Let's find a boat and make like a tree.
  • Meimona: A tree?
  • Nino: Yeah, because, uh... Leaf, like leave.
  • Meimona: Ohh, okay.
  • Nino: Don't make me explain it! Now it's not funny!
  • Meimona: That's supposed to be funny?
  • Nino: Shut up.
  • Meimona: >:p
  • Nino: Let's get a move on.
  • Nino: I'm praying for your luck powers to bring me the mightiest of boats.
  • Meimona: As you should!

  • ???: One: Why the hell do you want to take a monster with you.
  • ???: Two: Why the hell are you hanging around a monster.
  • ???: Three: Why the hell is the monster acting all cool with this.
  • ???: And four: Why is a hellhound beast your pet?
  • ???: And if you're going to ask to take it with you too, that's issue #5.
  • Aria: A-Aaa...
  • ???: So?
Aria: These are all very good questions. But this is not a good place to discuss this. You should go find somewhere safe first.
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4 years ago

Aria(1):We really should have thought of this. Five’s(5) a monster and even though you have illusory type abilities we weren’t even strong enough to resist the ghosts. Other stealth types would notice Five(5) being a monster. Plus people may think of you as a traitor if you have a dog like Ludwig(2) especially if you’re harboring a monster, we were all doomed from the start. Perhaps you should train to use your ability to help your friends successfully.

4 years ago

Nino:while running try checking Mei again. Maybe the voices in your head will make a note of her FORTUNE.

The One Guy
The One Guy
4 years ago

> Next scene with Nino and Meimona: Open with the two of them eating upside-down cake.

4 years ago

Nino:just for fun try crippling winged by limiting your senses or becoming a disbeliever. This may prove useful against Kaji or Corona.

4 years ago

Nino and Meimona> Find an upside down pineapple upside down cake, then discuss if it really is upside down or not.
Cake> Land upside down on Kaji's head.

Aria> These are all very good questions. But this is not a good place to discuss this. You should go find somewhere safe first.

4 years ago

Spirits: One of your friends are dead so... TIME TO GET SPOOKY

4 years ago

Sorry to ask but it has been almost 2 months since they updated this so I’m worried that something has happened to the writer. Does anyone know how they are?