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

Aria(1)Also shoot you have to kinda explain how we got here and how Nino(0) died but actually is just randomly running around but you don’t even know that so you should just fake his being alive.

4 years ago

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

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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
Reply to  Annonymous

That might not work since Mei might be the only one with belief-based powers and since Kaji doesn't have a halo.

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?

4 years ago
Reply to  nights

Wait a minute. Nights, you're real?
I kinda thought Oceanfalls pages just appeared at random.

4 years ago
Reply to  nights

It is!