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#26 | Back to Top05-12-2010 09:00:20 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

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#27 | Back to Top05-12-2010 09:10:15 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

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#28 | Back to Top05-13-2010 04:36:01 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

ApricotRose wrote:

At this rate he can start a new superrace of his offspring, all of whom will have to be named after Utena characters...

Actually, they'll be named G-ko through Z-ko. Even the boys. http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2889/emotcolbert.gif


Now, I'm going to tear through the masquerade so we can get to some new content.

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1398/00000058.png

D-ko:
Wow... my first masquerade!
So this is a party organized by the Student Council?
Wow, that chandelier is so high up!
The food on the tables is all stuff I've never seen before, too...

Sure, it looks nice now, but just wait until the Red Death shows up.

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/4358/00000064.png

Miki:
Welcome, Himemiya-san, Tenjou-sempai.

D-ko:
My heart just thumped... what a cute boy!
He has such pretty eyes... they're like round crystals.


http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_024.jpg?m=1380881921

Utena:
Hey, Mickey.

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_025.jpg?m=1380881921

Anthy:
Thank you for the invitation.

Miki:
Wow, Himemiya-san, your dress is so pretty!
You look like a blooming flower.

Anthy:
Why, thank you.

Utena:
Yeah, and our masks are only stuck on so well because Himemiya knew how to do it.
(It must be the power of love!)

Miki:
Please, don't make fun of me! (awkward giggle)
(You don't normally come to these balls, Tenjou-sampai.)

Utena:
Yeah, I don't like flitting around at this sort of thing.
Hey, why aren't you wearing a mask, Micky?

Miki:
Because we Student Council members are the hosts.
It would be a problem if the guests couldn't mingle with us.

Indeed, there would be absolutely no way to recognize the Student Council if they wore masks. It's not like they're wearing uniforms.

Miki:
Now, this person is...?

Utena:
Oh, I'll introduce you.
She just transferred here today. Her name is...

D-ko:
Um, Kageno D-ko!

Miki:
Nice to meet you.
I'm Kaoru Miki. I'm a first-year in the Middle School.

Utena:
Mickey here is a fencer and pianist at the national level,
and he's taking university-level courses, too. He's totally brilliant.

D-ko:
Wow...
And he's younger than me. I wonder what I should talk about?

CHOICE:
Praise his beautiful eyes (+1 MIKI)
Make a little joke

Eh, I definitely don't want Miki to be the first one to fall like he did in the first playthrough, so let's do a little eye-praising as insurance.

(Also, my translation of "Kimi Miki" really sucks.)

D-ko:
Wow, you have really pretty eyes.
They're round like jewels.

Miki:
T... that's...

D-ko:
So you're really good at fencing?
My parents did a little fencing, too.

Utena:
Yeah, come to think of it,
there was a sabre in your luggage.

Miki:
Really? So you fence, as well?

D-ko:
No, not at all.
It's not that I'm not interested,
but I guess I've just never gotten around to it.

Miki:
In that case, won't you come visit the Fencing Club?
We have lots of female members, as well.

D-ko:
Thanks!

Miki:
Well, please enjoy yourselves.
I've got to go see to the arrangement of the food, and direct the music.

(he leaves)

"I've got to go do the thing, with the stuff... you know, way, waaaay over there..."

MIKI +1

Utena:
I guess I shouldn't have come after all.
All in all, balls just don't suit me...

D-ko:
Then why did you come?

Utena:
Well, I thought it would be kinda rude to refuse, and...

D-ko:
And?

Utena:
Nothing.

Anthy:
You thought it would be hard for someone to come alone, right?

D-ko:
Th... then you came to keep me company?

Utena:
H... hey, since we came all the way here, let's go pinch some food.
Himemiya, come check it out!

D-ko:
Utena's so kind...!

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_027.jpg?m=1380881922

Touga:
Oh, good, you came.

D-ko:
Woah, he's hot!
He's wearing a uniform like Miki's...
I guess he's in the Student Council, too?
Anyway, Utena, this guy...
why is Ohtori filled entirely with beautiful people?


Utena:
What do you want?

Touga:
What kind of a greeting is "what do you want"?
Your knight has come to ask you for a dance.

Utena:
I guess you're free to ask.

Touga:
Well, well.
And who's this, then?

Utena:
Oh, I'm not going to introduce you to her.
If I introduced her to a playboy like you,
who knows what would happen.

Aw, don't panic, Utena. We wouldn't sleep with him for at least forty-eight hours.

Touga:
Hey, now. I'm the one who sent you an invitation, you know.
(Does that not count for anything?)
Or are you jealous?

Utena:
W... who's jealous!?

Touga:
I'm Kiryuu Touga.
I'm the president of the Student Council.
If you have any problems, by all means come to me with them.
Cute girls like yourself are particularly welcome.

D-ko:
He called me cute...!
...I guess that stuff about him being a playboy is probably true.


CHOICE:
Thank him (+1 TOUGA)
Refuse the compliment


D-ko:
You're quite the flatterer.
But I'm cautious of sugar, and sweet words.
They're both the enemy of women.

Touga:
Goodness, I've been rejected!
Tenjou-kun, it's because you introduced me as a playboy.

Utena:
What, are you saying it isn't true?

Touga:
In any case, Tenjou-kun... won't you dance with me?
Not as a replacement for her -
I'm asking you because I really want to.

Utena:
Hmmph... yeah, right.
Anyway, the two of us are going over there.
I'm really hungry.

Free food: the best reason to go to any events in college. (Or, apparently, boarding school.)

D-ko
What am I supposed to do now that I've been separated from Utena?
Where did those two go...
(I thought if I took off my mask, I'd be able to find them over there, but...)


Chu-Chu:
Chuuuuuu!

D-ko:
That voice is...!

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_029.jpg?m=1380882736

Saionji:
What is it?
Do you want this, monkey?

Chu-Chu:
Chu, chuu!

Saionji:
Come on!
If you want it, reach up higher and take it!

D-ko:
It's that guy from this morning!
He's bullying Chu-Chu... what should I do?


CHOICE:
Confront him directly
Turn his attention some other way (+1 SAIONJI)

Well, D-ko wasn't willing to step in when Saionji was assaulting women, but clearly small monkeys are far more important.

D-ko:
It's probably best if I just play fair,
and confront him head-on.
I'll just take off my mask, and... okay!

Hey, stop that!

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_030.jpg?m=1380882736

Saionji:
Who is it!?

D-ko:
What's so fun about picking on people weaker than you?

Saionji:
What's your problem?

D-ko:
I'm Kageno D-ko. I just transfered here today.

Saionji:
Hmmph. Then perhaps you're not aware that
I'm the Student Council Vice President,
captain of the kendo team,
and hero of the campus,
Saionji Kyouichi...
so drop that rude attitude.
Ah, women should act modestly...
like Anthy, for instance.

D-ko:
...but it seemed like Anthy hated you.

Saionji:
What... you know Anthy?
In that case, remember -
(That was simply the shyness of a modest woman.)

D-ko:
...really?

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5943/00000070l.png

Female Guest:
Aaah!

D-ko:
Ah!

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/6109/00000076.png

D-ko:
It... didn't fall?
I thought it fell towards me, but...
A hand?
Someone caught the candlestick.
That hand... it can't be...?


http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/2605/00000068.png

D-ko:
Uh... thank you.

Saionji:
It's no big deal.

D-ko:
Hey, your hand... isn't it burned?
You should go chill it quickly!

Saionji:
I said it was no big deal!
More importantly, you should discipline that monkey more harshly.

We'll revoke his crisper drawer privileges.

[scene break]

D-ko:
I'm in trouble...
I thought those two would totally stand out,
but I don't see them anywhere!
Ah, there's Anthy!
...but where's she going?
Anyway, now that I've found her, I should chase after her!


Guy:
Hey, you. Wanna chat a bit over there?

D-ko:
Huh? Who are these guys?

Guy:
The wind feels really nice up on the balcony.
What happened to your mask? Did you lose it?

D-ko:
What's this... is he trying to pick me up?
I thought balls like this were for gentlemen and ladies.
...darn, I lost track of Anthy!

Excuse me, please let me through.

Guy:
Aww, don't say that!
C'mon, let's go!

D-ko:
Man, he's obstinate!

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_031.jpg?m=1380882737

Juri:
Move it!

D-ko:
Look at those long curls!
But it totally suits her.
She has a good figure,
but she's also handsome.
(It's like straight out of the ancient nobility!)
She has kind of a severe feeling about her,
but I guess she's also a member of the Student Council?


Guy:
[quietly, to others] Hey, this is bad. It's Arisugawa Juri...

Other Guy:
Let's get out of here.

D-ko:
Ah, free at last!
...but I still lost sight of Anthy.

Ah, thank you very much!
My name is Kageno D-ko.

Juri:
Kageno?
Then you're the new resident of the East Dorm.

D-ko:
That's right!
But how did you...

Juri:
You're quite famous among the members of the Student Council.

D-ko:
...famous? What do you mean?

Juri:
You'll understand sooner or later.

D-ko:
What should I do, I've got to talk about something!
A topic... a topic...

Umm, Arisugawa-sempai,
you're really strong and cool, aren't you?
I want to become just like you!

Juri:
I'm... not that strong.

D-ko:
Huh? But...

Juri:
I'm always thinking that I want to become strong, but...

D-ko:
Sempai, why do you look sad?
She's clasping something by her chest.
A pendant? No, a locket...

Juri:
If you'd like, please come visit the Fencing Hall.
Becoming physically strong helps one gain confidence.

D-ko:
Uh, sure! Thank you very much.

(she leaves)

D-ko:
Arisugawa Juri-san, huh?
As a fellow woman, I really adore her!
She's strong, beautiful, cool...
But, I'm a little bit concerned about that locket by her chest.
It's the kind that has a lover's picture in it, right?


http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/1034/00000071.png

Actually, this particular locket is designed to hold large amounts of angst.

+1 JURI

(sound of fawning girls)

Masked Person:
Young lady... would you kindly dance with me?

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/3641/00000069.png

D-ko:
Huh? Is it the person I met at the Fencing Hall?

Masked Person:
Come.

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_033.jpg?m=1380882737

Masked Person:
Hey, you.
Do you know about the Rose Bride?

D-ko:
Huh?

Masked Person:
To obtain her is to obtain the Power to Revolutionize the World.

D-ko:
...and what does that mean?

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/7947/00000075.png

D-ko:
...that ring!
Are you... a member of the Student Council?

Masked Person:
Duelists aren't limited to members of the Student Council.
The current victor, Tenjou Utena, isn't one either.

D-ko:
Ah...

Masked Person:
But... she'll only be engaged to the Rose Bride for a little longer.

D-ko:
What do you mean? Surely you're not...

Masked Person:
Soon, Tenjou Utena will duel. And she'll lose.
And then...

D-ko:
This person's eyes... they're somehow really scary!
...why...?


Masked Person:
...you will dissapear.

D-ko:
What?

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/6109/00000076.png
(The lights go out. Cue girlish screams, panic, a little crashing.)

Utena:
Are you okay?

D-ko:
...yes. Thank you.

Juri:
...even so, obstructing one of the Student Council's dances is certainly a gutsy move, don't you think?

Miki:
This is no time for admiration, Juri-san!
This was a clear act of opposition to the Student Council.

Touga:
Not so fast, Miki. We haven't determined that yet.

Saionji:
Hey, transfer student. What's that stuck to your back?

D-ko:
Huh?

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7692/00000078.png
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/9755/00000079.png
TO THE ONE ENGAGED:
I WILL BE WAITING IN THE DUELING AREA ON THE 25TH.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1986/00000082.png

Clearly the work of the Phantom Thief, Rose Cloak.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2605/00000083.png

Miki:
The sound of glass breaking that we heard back then was just confused students accidentally knocking glasses off of the tables.
I investigated in that direction, but nothing was wrong in particular. It seems it was just a simple accident.
(Then, in the direction of the switchboard, this circuit breaker was dropped.)

Juri:
But the circuit room should have been locked.

Miki:
It didn't look like the lock was broken or altered.
They probably used a spare key...

Saionji:
Never mind that. The problem is the message that was on this girl's back.
Hey, exchange student. Did you notice someone sticking the card on you?

D-ko:
I...
I wonder when the heck that happened?
If it was much before the lights went out, someone would have noticed...
So, I guess it was just before? Come to think of it, that person...


http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_033.jpg?m=1380882737
[flashback shot of D-ko and Chigusa dancing]

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2899/00000084.png

Utena:
Excuse me. This is all well and good, but why do we have to talk up on this freezing balcony?

Chu-Chu:
Chuu.

Saionji:
Don't put your hands on your hips and cop an attitude, girl!
And monkey, stop imitating her!

Utena:
Hey, it's a free country!

Chu-Chu:
Chuu!

Miki:
I'm sorry, Tenjou-sempai.
For the moment, since it's a Student Council meeting,
we should really use the Student Council room....

Utena:
So it's some kind of school regulation?
I guess it can't be helped, then.

Touga:
No, we just like the atmosphere.

Utena:
What?

Touga:
In any case, it's clear that a strange new participant has entered the dueling game.
Moreover, they've decided to do us the courtesy of announcing their presence.
We should each be duly careful.
Tenjou Utena-kun, you too.

Utena:
Huh? Me too?

Touga:
As the one engaged to the Rose Bride, there's a good possibility that you might be targeted.

Utena:
Man, what a bother.
And why the 25th?
Can't they just duel me immediately, like usual?

Miki:
That's certainly mysterious.
Why did they designate the 25th, three days in advance?

Juri:
Presumably because they think that in three days,
they'll be able to beat Tenjou Utena.

Saionji:
Hey. What do you have to say, transfer student?

D-ko:
I... didn't say...

Utena:
Leave her alone, Saionji.
She has nothing to do with this.

Saionji:
This began the same day she transferred here.
It's too much to be a coincidence.
She could have stuck the card on her back herself and lied about it.
And she might have thought that setting the duel three days ahead would give her time to find your weak point.

D-ko:
That's...!
Suspicion... he's suspicious of me?
I'm just a victim here!
Stop looking at me with those cold eyes!


CHOICE:
I'll catch the real culprit! (+1 UTENA, TOUGA, JURI, MIKI)
Make a joke (+1 GAG POINT)

Pfft. We're not signing up for some wild goose chase that we'd just ignore anyway. Time to be the life of this deadly serious secret meeting.

D-ko:
Alright... to break up all this tension,
I have no choice but to use my special gag!


D-ko: (talking like the matronly proprietress of a bar, or something)
My my, customers, you have such long faces!
Here, to cheer all your daaaaaark moods,
we dance our special "Slippery Mambo!"

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/1513/00001038.png

Haaa, slippy slippery,
slippy slippery,
slippy slippy noodles,
slippy slippy, yuck!

Drawing back a string is the way of the bow,
(The stance of a crane is the Crane Fist, which goes like "achou!")

Haaa, mambo! Uh!

(+1 GAG POINT)

Alright, did it! That should have broken the ice...
but no, everyone's just staring at me...!!!
Shit, I'm so totally embarrassed...!!!


Touga:
Well. Anyway.
We can't conclude that she's the perpetrator.
We should just each take whatever measures we see fit.

Miki:
Alright.

Juri:
We would have done that even if you hadn't said anything.

Saionji:
Yes, such words are irrelevant to someone like me, who's always on his guard.

D-ko:
Looks like the conversation just turned away from me.
My method wasn't very stylish, but anyway,
I guess they're going to just leave it at that.

In fact, none of them will ever be able to look us in the eye again.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/966/00000089.png

D-ko:
Man, just after transferring, I got caught up in serious stuff like this... (yawn)
Well, it's alright. At times like this, it's best to just collapse and go to sleep...
...hey, wait.
I have no bed? What am I supposed to do?

CHOICE:
Sleep together with Utena (+1 UTENA)
Sleep alone

D-ko:
...but I just made friends with Utena today,
so asking to sleep together with her would be a little rude.
No way around it... I guess I'll just have to sleep here by myself.
Fortunately, at least I have this soft blanket.
Gah... the floor is kind of hard, but I'll persevere!
Today was so tiring... it was just one thing after another...


Chu-Chu:
Chuu.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7798/00001039.png

D-ko:
Chu-Chu. You want to sleep with me?

Chu-Chu:
Chuu chuu.

D-ko:
Thanks, Chu-Chu!
Today was tough in lots of ways,
but I'll try my best.

Chu-Chu:
Chuchu chuu.

D-ko:
Huh? You're saying not to worry,
because you'll protect me?
Thank you, Chu-Chu!

Chu-Chu:
Chu.

D-ko:
Because of you, Chu-Chu, I'll be able to sleep well tonight!
In thanks... chu! (note: "chu" is also the sound of a kiss.)

Chu-Chu:
Chuu---

D-ko:
Haha! Aww, you're blushing!
How cute!

D-ko versus Tatsuya in a battle for Chu-Chu's affections.

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#29 | Back to Top05-13-2010 06:35:43 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

D-ko: (talking like the matronly proprietress of a bar, or something)
My my, customers, you have such long faces!
Here, to cheer all your daaaaaark moods,
we dance our special "Slippery Mambo!"

Haaa, slippy slippery,
slippy slippery,
slippy slippy noodles,
slippy slippy, yuck!

Drawing back a string is the way of the bow,
(The stance of a crane is the Crane Fist, which goes like "achou!")

Haaa, mambo! Uh!

That fucking bitch Ikuhara. Always stealing my material. emot-mad


We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.

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#30 | Back to Top05-13-2010 01:44:28 PM

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Registered: 10-26-2009
Posts: 148

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Oh ho ho, I see your plan now, Dalbun. You want to raise a whole troop of shadow players. Very clever.

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#31 | Back to Top05-13-2010 03:10:28 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

I knew it! Akio's got nothing on that monkey.

Dallbun wrote:

We'll revoke his crisper drawer privileges.

No wonder he had to sleep with D-ko. school-sherlock


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#32 | Back to Top05-14-2010 05:21:42 AM

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Posts: 114

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Chu Chu only plays a monkey.  In real life, he's Mokona's understudy.


"Himemiya! I've misjudged you!" "My image of you is ruined."

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#33 | Back to Top05-14-2010 08:09:43 AM

Dallbun
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Registered: 10-19-2006
Posts: 689

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

D-ko settled down for the night with Chu-Chu, counted Keroppons until she fell asleep, and is now ready to face the new day!

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7735/00000099.png

(sounds of students talking)

D-ko:
Alright, it's my second day here!
(Although yesterday, I wasn't able to ease in at my own pace at all...)
I've gotta dive right into classes and club activities and stuff!
The first thing is to start actively talking to my classmates!
But then, who should I talk to...?
Come to think of it, that Wakaba girl said she knew campus really well.
Maybe I should ask her who the interesting people are.

Good morning, Wakaba!

Wakaba:
Oh, good morning!
So what are your impressions of Ohtori after your first day?

D-ko:
Well, I guess it's so gorgeous and luxuriant that it's kind of overwhelming.
I was pretty flustered at the masquerade last night...

Wakaba:
What? You seriously got invited to the ball last night?
That's so cool! I really wanted to go, too...
So, how was it?
Is there anyone you're interested in?

D-ko:
Huh?

Wakaba:
Don't play innocent!
The Student Council members were there last night too, right?
As a girl, there's no way you didn't hanker after someone!
So who do you like?
The Student Council President, Touga?
Or do you prefer the younger Micky?
Or... could it possibly be Juri-oneesama!?

D-ko:
Uh, I...

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7114/00000101.png

CHOICE:
Touga (+1 TOUGA)
Miki (+1 MIKI)
Juri (+1 JURI)
Saionji (+1 SAIONJI)
Utena (+1 UTENA)
The Mysterious Person (+1 CHIGUSA)

Let's see, we like... that guy we brushed off. And... that girl who threatened to destroy us.

D-ko is weird.

D-ko:
Yeah... I thought the Student Council President, Kiryuu-sempai,
was pretty cool.
But, Utena said he's a playboy,
so I guess I'd have a lot of competition...

Wakaba:
Yeah... but from what I hear,
Touga-sempai has recently taken a liking
to this music cafe called "Purple Clove." (紫丁香)
You might be able to meet him if you go there.
I mean, it would probably be tough to get at him at school.

D-ko:
Thanks. "Purple Clove," huh? I'll keep it in mind.

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+1 TOUGA

Man, it's starting to seem like Wakaba's information network rivals Juri's.

...or maybe... Wakaba is Juri's information network. emot-aaa

CHOICE:
(Chigusa)

D-ko:
Yeah... there was someone I noticed.
But since it was a masquerade, I didn't hear their name.

Wakaba:
Oh, I see...! Well, if you give me a description,
I'll try to help you find them!

D-ko:
Thanks! But don't worry about it... I'll be looking myself.
If I don't turn up anything, I'll come to you for help, okay?

Wakaba:
Sure, got it! Just let me know then, okay?

But it was a masquerade, so the person was wearing a tiny mask that covered their eyes! How could we possibly identify them?

Anyway, Chigusa's Rose Meter didn't show up, so I guess she doesn't actually get a point here.

D-ko:
Home room's going to be starting soon...
should I chat with Utena, too?

CHOICE:
Start a conversation with Utena
Leave it at that

Pfft, why would we possibly do that?

D-ko:
Ah, it looks like the teacher is coming...
I guess we don't have time to talk.


(bells)
Teacher:
The bell has rung! Everyone, get in your seats.
Just like yesterday, it seems another new student will be joining our class.
You, please come in.

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8652/chigusa.png

Chigusa:
Hello. My name is Sanjouin Chigusa.
You might not be able to tell, but my sex is female.

I'm trying to convince myself that she's being sarcastic.

Because otherwise, my head would explode.

Chigusa:
I was sick for quite a while, so I'm three years older than the rest of you,
but please treat me favorably.

Girls in the Class:
(Squeals, "she's so cool!" etc. Normal reactions for Ohtori girls.)

D-ko:
That's... the person from yesterday!
And, she resembles the person I danced with at the masquerade, but...
Is she... looking at me?

On the verge of an important realization, D-ko gets distracted by Chigusa's pretty eyes.

Teacher:
For your seat, let's see...
Why don't you sit behind Ishige, there?

Chigusa:
Teacher.
My eyes are a little weak, so if it's possible,
I'd appreciate if I could sit one seat closer.

Teacher:
Oh, is that right.
In that case, Ishige, please switch seats with Sanjouin.

Ishige: (a boy)
Yes, teacher.

D-ko:
Wow, all the girls in the class seem totally infatuated.
Huh? Ishige sat next to me...
So that means the seat she switched to earlier is...

Chigusa will sit in Ishige's seat.
Ishige sits next to me.
Therefore, Chigusa will sit next to me.

Simple logic: just one of our heroine's many useful skills.

Chigusa:
Hello. Kageno-san.

D-ko:
G... good morning.
Sorry about yesterday.

Chigusa:
Yesterday?

D-ko:
At the Fencing Hall.

Chigusa:
Ah... surely, this is our first time meeting?

D-ko:
Huh? But...

Teacher:
You guys over there, be quiet!

D-ko:
But I'm sure I met her yesterday at the Fencing Hall...

Chigusa gets that sort of thing all the time. She just has one of those faces, you know?

Next time: which parent was crazy enough to name us "D-ko"?

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#34 | Back to Top05-14-2010 12:51:59 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Dallbun wrote:

Man, it's starting to seem like Wakaba's information network rivals Juri's.

...or maybe... Wakaba is Juri's information network. emot-aaa

One's an angsty lesbian duelist, forever tormented by her unrequited love. The other, a spunky young school girl who pines away for the abusive man she can never have. They fight crime!


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#35 | Back to Top05-14-2010 05:59:55 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Ragnarok wrote:

One's an angsty lesbian duelist, forever tormented by her unrequited love. The other, a spunky young school girl who pines away for the abusive man she can never have. They fight crime!

...I would totally watch this show.


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#36 | Back to Top05-14-2010 06:03:15 PM

gpink
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Ragnarok wrote:

One's an angsty lesbian duelist, forever tormented by her unrequited love. The other, a spunky young school girl who pines away for the abusive man she can never have. They fight crime!

Ugg sounds like another teen titans plot. Don't give them any ideas. emot-wink
Commentary too distractin unable to get into Visual Novel mindset arggh need "bad" music to focus on game in right manner. emot-smile

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#37 | Back to Top05-15-2010 07:25:16 AM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

gpink wrote:

Commentary too distractin unable to get into Visual Novel mindset arggh need "bad" music to focus on game in right manner. emot-smile

...wait, the Visual Novel mindset is breezy sarcasm, right? emot-wink


Let's go talk to the new girl!

(later; bells ring, girls fawn over Chigusa in the background)

D-ko:
(Man, I just transferred here yesterday, but I've already been totally overshadowed...)
But I guess there's nothing to be done if people stare. Here goes!

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_038.jpg?m=1380882738

D-ko:
I just transferred here yesterday, too. Let's be friends, okay?

Chigusa:
Is that right? What's your name?

D-ko:
What? But I thought the first thing she did was call me by my name...!
Uh, it's Kageno D-ko...

Chigusa:
That's a nice name. Who gave it to you?
Was it your father?
Or perhaps, your mother?

CHOICE:
Father (-1 CHIGUSA)
Mother (+1 CHIGUSA)

Our princess-y mother named us. The 'D' stands for "Damsel in Distress!"

D-ko:
My mother named me.

Chigusa;
Oh, your mother...

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8805/00000117q.png

Chigusa:
Your mother is still alive, isn't she?

D-ko:
Huh? Yeah...

Chigusa:
...
[looking softer again] Oh, sorry.
It's just that my mother died long ago, so...

D-ko:
Oh...
I was a little surprised.

Chigusa:
Haha... you looked it.
I'll make it back up to you soon.

D-ko:
No, you don't need to...

Chigusa:
No, I certainly will.
Definitely...

D-ko:
Chigusa-san...?
What was up with those totally scary eyes...?

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/313/00000118.png

She was just so angry at our mother for giving us such a ridiculous name. emot-mad

(The bells ring for the end of class. Students chat in the background.)

D-ko:
It's lunchtime... I wonder what I should do?
The cafeteria was good yesterday...
But come to think of it, Utena said she and the others would be eating outside today...
What should I do?


CHOICE:
Eat outside with Utena and company (+1 UTENA, possible +1 ANTHY)
Eat at the cafeteria (-1 CHIGUSA)

We wouldn't want to bother Chigusa, so let's go eat outside.

D-ko:
Hey, Utena... you said you were eating outside today, right?

Utena:
Yeah. You wanna come with?

D-ko:
Hehe... I thought you'd make that offer.
Thanks. I'll gladly come, I'm honored by your invitation!

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+1 UTENA

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_039.jpg?m=1380882738

Utena:
The weather's nice today, huh?

D-ko:
Yeah! It's the ideal day for a picnic.

Wakaba:
"The ideal day for a picnic"...
That's some pretty fancy Japanese.

Utena:
But that's really how it feels.
Of course, I don't have a lunchbox, just bread, but...

D-ko:
Woah, what an awesome lunchbox!
It has three levels! Awesome...
By any chance, did Utena make it?

Utena:
No, it's Himemiya who made it.

D-ko:
Really? Anthy, you're a really domestic girl, huh?

Anthy:
Yes.

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_040.jpg?m=1380882739

Wakaba:
You should probably wait to admire it until you see what's inside...

D-ko:
Huh? What do you mean?

Wakaba:
Well, go ahead and open it up.

D-ko:
Is it okay if I open it, Anthy?

Anthy:
Yes, go ahead.

D-ko:
Let's see, the first dish is...
taiyaki?

Utena:
Woah, that looks delicious!

D-ko:
Uh, and the next dish is...?
Candied apricots?

Anthy:
That's right.

D-ko:
So the last dish is surely...

Wakaba:
Hey, aren't those sauce rice crackers? (Note: the sauce in question is Worchestershire-like)
How nostalgic!

http://ohtori.nu/gallery/var/resizes/Game/Screenshots/Game_Cap_041.jpg?m=1380882739

Anthy:
They taste very good, don't they?
I have plum sauce, as well.

D-ko:
What the heck.
What the heck is up with this lunchbox.


Utena:
Come to think of it, what about your lunchbox?
I don't see it... did you forget it?

Anthy:
If you'd like, feel free to eat from mine.

D-ko:
Thanks, Anthy, but...

CHOICE:
Accept Anthy's lunch (+1 SECRET ANTHY POINT)
Persevere through your hunger

D-ko:
Thanks for the offer, but I'm fine.
I was thinking I'd go on a diet.

Good idea. You can't attend Ohtori unless you maintain a BMI of 17 or less. school-eng101

Utena:
(Well, I'm not going to tell you you can't, but...)

D-ko:
Don't worry about me, go ahead and eat!

Utena:
Yeah? Well, okay then... itadakimasu!

D-ko:
I said I'd pass, but... I'm so hungry!
My... my stomach is growling...


Anthy:
My, Chu-Chu! That banana looks delicious.

Chu-Chu:
Chu.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2488/00001047.png

D-ko:
(There! Chu-Chu can't tell on me...)
Yeah, he's just an animal!
I should be able to get it off of him somehow.
Sorry, Chu-Chu...
You just had the bad fortune to catch the eye of a superior human!
I want that banana!


http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2415/00001048.png

D-ko:
Douryaaaaaaa!

Chu-Chu:
Chuuu!

(a brief struggle)

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6114/00001052.png

Utena:
Huh? What happened to her?

Wakaba:
It's strange... she was here just a moment ago.

Anthy:
Chu-Chu, do you know?

Chu-Chu:
Chuchuchuchuchu.

D-ko:
Dammit, Chu-Chu!
Couldn't you have just given me
one?

...at this rate, I should probably rename this thread "The Super Awesome Adventures of D-ko and Chu-Chu."

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#38 | Back to Top05-15-2010 10:27:30 AM

Ruggahissy
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Fighting a monkey, hu? We really are turning into a shadow girl this round.

If you threw a Wakaba in there and made it the super awesome adventures of D-ko, Chu Chu and Wakaba we'd have a great little game where our protagonist got into wacky adventures instead of almost getting killed every other minute and having questionable sex

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#39 | Back to Top05-15-2010 01:31:43 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

That does sound great, but there's no reason to rule out the questionable sex just yet!

Something I didn't notice the first time; Utena, Wakaba and D-ko all have their shoes paired neatly behind them, while Anthy's are strewn off to the side. emot-smile

Trying to steal food from Chu-Chu is hardly chivalrous. How come he never pulled moves like that on Saionji?


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#40 | Back to Top05-15-2010 04:51:45 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Ragnarok wrote:

Trying to steal food from Chu-Chu is hardly chivalrous. How come he never pulled moves like that on Saionji?

...he liked the attention? emot-gonk ...well, everyone else in this series needs therapy, I suppose the monkey probably does too? emot-rofl


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#41 | Back to Top05-15-2010 05:12:59 PM

Trench Kamen
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

FUCK YEAH MIKAGE.

I am so happy we are doing this again. emot-dance

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#42 | Back to Top05-15-2010 10:12:22 PM

starstruck355
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From: Baltimore
Registered: 05-12-2010
Posts: 15

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Holy crap i love this thread! I've been lurking for the past two installments but I just wanted to thank you Dallbun for making these!!! Never fails to brighten my day emot-smile

I also wanted to express my confusion at Chigusa's odd clothing and "ambiguous" gender. I know this point has been repeated before...but seriously how does anyone mistake her for a man??? She's wearing a freaking corset! The only man I've ever seen in a corset is Tim Curry and while he looks mighty fine there is no way I'd ever mistake him for being a woman.

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#43 | Back to Top05-16-2010 02:59:14 AM

Dallbun
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Although she's delirious with hunger, D-ko manages to stagger back to class.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3741/00000506.png

[the bells ring, signaling the start of class]

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7735/00000099.png

Teacher:
Then, for this question... Sanjouin.

Chigusa:
Yes. It's "a+3".

Teacher:
Correct!

Classmates:
[murmuring]

Teacher:
(So for this problem, you expand it like this...)
Kageno, if you add this part and this part, what's the sum?

D-ko:
Um, yes!
What should I do...
I think it's "a+18," but I'm not sure...
Ahh, everybody is staring!
If I mess up here, they're all going to laugh...
they'll see what a huge gap there is between Chigusa and me...
What should I do, what should I do...!?


Chigusa:
[quietly] 38.

D-ko:
That voice just now... was that Chigusa?
Did she just tell me the answer?

CHOICE:
Answer "38" (CHIGUSA +1)
Answer "a+18"

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/4407/19930927.gif

D-ko:
It's 38.

Teacher:
38?
Didn't you hear Sanjouin's answer a moment ago?
(We're adding to 'a+3,' so why did you drop the 'a'?)
At your previous school, did you not have math class?

(the other students laugh)

D-ko:
It was wrong!?
But I just repeated what Chigusa-san told me...
(Chigusa-san isn't isn't reacting...)
Was it just my imagination?


Teacher:
Alright, sit down.

D-ko:
Okay...
But I was sure I heard Chigusa-san's voice...

D-ko, D-ko, D-ko... if the voices in your head told you to jump off a cliff, would you?

(Answer: yes, but at least she would have considered one or two other options.)

+1 CHIGUSA

(the bells signal the end of class; scene fades out)

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http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3637/00001057.png
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1889/00001059.png

Look at that beautiful four-point drain! Looks like Saionji will probably be the first one to disappear into the White Fencing Hall of Doom. I'll be curious to see if anyone else cares.

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7735/00000099.png

D-ko:
Ah, it's finally over...
Looks like the classes at Ohtori Academy are pretty high-level, too.
Now, I should go make the rounds and check out the clubs right away.
Which club should I visit first...?

CHOICE:
Fencing Club (possible JURI +1 or +2, or MIKI +1)
Kendo Club (possible SAIONJI +3 and CHIGUSA +1)
Newspaper Club (none)
(Literature Club) (CHIGUSA -1)

Next time: we fence with Miki. Kozue ensues.

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#44 | Back to Top05-16-2010 08:00:16 AM

Giovanna
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

My god it's like her mission in life is to fail horribly. emot-gonk


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#45 | Back to Top05-16-2010 12:29:46 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

She has become the Anti Sue! emot-aaa


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#46 | Back to Top05-16-2010 01:37:21 PM

dlaire
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Clarice wrote:

Ragnarok wrote:

One's an angsty lesbian duelist, forever tormented by her unrequited love. The other, a spunky young school girl who pines away for the abusive man she can never have. They fight crime!

...I would totally watch this show.

emot-rofl
Me too.

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#47 | Back to Top05-16-2010 06:03:16 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Yes yes Kozue! O: Although I was kind of curious to what would happen if we ate in the cafeteria..


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And you've just gotta keep on keeping on"

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#48 | Back to Top05-16-2010 06:33:25 PM

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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

starstruck355 wrote:

Holy crap i love this thread! I've been lurking for the past two installments but I just wanted to thank you Dallbun for making these!!! Never fails to brighten my day emot-smile

Hey, I forgot to welcome you to the thread! Hopefully we'll have some voting coming up so you can get the whole experience. And feel free to post elsewhere on the forums while you're here. emot-smile

Giovanna wrote:

My god it's like her mission in life is to fail horribly. emot-gonk

The fact that everything's going so badly for her this time around is a testament to the wisdom of our previous choices.

SleepDebtFairy wrote:

Although I was kind of curious to what would happen if we ate in the cafeteria..

This happens.

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#49 | Back to Top05-16-2010 07:48:32 PM

Ruggahissy
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Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

"Kozue ensues". That could been sex or violence. Either way, I'm down.

Thanks for giving us the wrong answer Chigusa. Jerk emot-mad

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#50 | Back to Top05-16-2010 08:45:42 PM

starstruck355
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From: Baltimore
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Posts: 15

Re: Let's Play! Utena, Round 3: The Path Before Us Has Been Prepared

Dallbun wrote:
Hey, I forgot to welcome you to the thread! Hopefully we'll have some voting coming up so you can get the whole experience. And feel free to post elsewhere on the forums while you're here. emot-smile

Thank you and will do emot-biggrin Btw major excitement for voting...and "Kozue ensues" of course

Ruggahissy wrote:
"Kozue ensues". That could been sex or violence. Either way, I'm down.

Or maybe violent sex? Yes yes? I could definitely see Kozue being into that. Maybe that's how Miki learned to call people "master"...

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