paladin (Level 13)

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Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » Underground Fighting in Osaka (UFO) ooc

@Kuma_From_Argentina: How about the ring's size? 
Is it like a classic boxing arena or somewhat larger than that? 
How much environmental destruction is allowed? 
While Daisuke would try to keep the collateral damage to minimum, I wouldn't be so sure about the other Vicers.
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » Underground Fighting in Osaka (UFO) ooc

@Kuma_From_Argentina: What about swords that are more effective at range than guns?:p
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » All Hell Breaks Loose - OOC

@Kuro_San: Oh, too bad. I was planning to finish the Ebisu Raid scenario once I had enough time to complete Kaine's bio.
 
Anyways, I'm posting the events from Daisuke's viewpoint:
 
 
Ebisu Raid Storyline

  •  Injured by Panther's final technique, Daisuke lied on the cold surface. He helplessly watched as the unknown youth (Taiyou)  made his suicidal last stand.  His Innate Time Control worked on an overdrive, allowing Daisuke to see every detail of Taiyou's heroic last moments. Although his consciousness was rapidly fading. Daisuke fainted with the thought of cursing his own incompetence.
  • Unknown to Daisuke, Taiyou managed to stand up for the second time. Using his last ounces of strength, Taiyou put the Crest of Courage on Daisuke's chest before finally giving his dying breath.
  • Daisuke was drifting in a dark sea of his dreams, replaying all the horrors he had witnessed, the events that made Daisuke wish to become a superhero.
  • Soon, Daisuke heard an ominous voice calling for him.  It was the being that resided within the Crest of Courage. Observing Daisuke's past and motivations through the youth's dreams, the entity had decided that Daisuke was a worthy individual. He offered Daisuke two choices: Die from his obviously fatal wounds caused by Panther. Or accept the Crest and become the new bearer. Daisuke's choice was obvious.
  • Suddenly, Daisuke was engulfed in a huge pillar of orange light. His dying body was miraculously healed and he felt a newfound power.
  • The Numbers were shocked at these turn of events. Daisuke, who was presumed to be dead, suddenly revived with new powers. The boy was almost like a different person.
  • Daisuke looked at the Northern Vampire. He was the person who caused both Taiyou and Phanter's deaths. He became someone whom Daisuke couldn't forgive.
  • Daisuke exchanged words with the Vampire. He asked about the enemy's actions and questioned whether the Northern Vampire even has a human heart. The Vampire cynically answered, admitting that he no longer deserves to be called human.
  • Daisuke got answers for everything he needed to know.  He undid every mental inhibitions Daisuke put on his Tracing ability. Against a complete monster like the Vampire, he no longer needs to hold back.
  • Daisuke's determination combined with his new Crest-related powers overwhelmed the Vampire. Yet in spite of the youth's advantage, their battle went on for long.
  • Finally, Daisuke managed to put down his enemy for the last time. The Vampire was completely at Daisuke's mercy. At the same time the red-haired youth realized something. The one who were lying beneath his feet wasn't a complete monster. Instead, that man was only a broken shell.
  • Realizing his enemy's pitiful state, Daisuke felt for the Vampire. The withered old man already got the punishment he deserved. As such Daisuke had no business with him. The boy spared the Vampire's life and allowed him to escape. At roughly the same time the Eastern Tengu was also forced to retreat.
  • In the aftermath of the battle, Daisuke checked whether his teammates were alive. To his surprise he saw a pair of vampires he never saw before. Lan Fan had to explain the situation in detail before Daisuke could finally disarm himself.
  • Lastly, Daisuke paid his respect for the fallen. He visited Taiyou's corpse and promised to be worthy for the life he had saved. After many minutes of silent mourning, Daisuke asked Harumi to preserve Taiyou's corpse until he visits the boy's family.
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » What would your character do....

Fight it, of course!
Daisuke would first use Rho Aias to block Sahaquiel's energy beam. Meanwhile he would use his structural scan to analyze the enemy's body. After Daisuke had neutralized the enemy's attack he would turn his Reinforcements to overdrive and use the Shield Breaker technique with Durandal to smash Sahaquiel's core to pieces.
 
What would your current character do he/she meets your pre-reboot character?
Would they get along? Or perhaps it would result in a fight?
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » Would You Be Friends With Your Own RP Character?

@Kuro_San: I'm in similar shoes.

Aside from Daisuke and maybe Kaine I don't think I could be friends with any of my characters.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » OSTs battles

Sol. Technical advancement made ARC System Work's music sound a bit artificial. On the other hand, Keep Yourself Alive II has that real drums and bass feeling, even though it's slightly lacking in terms of variation.

I'm going with Sol.

Alright, time to resurrect this thread:

V.S.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » CMD Part 2: Revenge of the Numbers RP

Duel at No Man's Land - Part 3: Volatile Exchange

 
Series of violent explosions shook the peaceful neighborhood. In a mere instant the entire gas station and its surroundings blew up, engulfing everything in a ball of fire. Of course Daisuke had been caught within the reach of such inferno. "Kih-!" The boy hissed. Waves of intense heat and vibrations flew past him. Fortunately without any serious effect. Daisuke covered himself in his protective overcoat that he only referred as the 'Combat Jacket'. Woven with the combination of many different layers, it was both protective cloth and an exquisite piece of tailorship. Using a blessed burial cloth as a base, it sealed away most forms of magic interference against Daisuke. The middle was a strong fabric of Kevlar, enough to stop a rifle bullet dead on its tracks. In comparison the  top layer served no purpose other than hiding the true details behind this masterpiece, disguising it as a simple overcoat commonly found in the stores. Furthermore Daisuke used his magic to reinforce the 'Combat Jacket', allowing him to survive in the midst of an explosion. 
 
As quickly as it came, the force of the explosion dissipated under a split-second. The series of blast left a large scar on the site. The entire gas station had disappeared without any remains. Daisuke expressed regret over destroying public property but the ends had to justify the means. But it didn't. The young magus easily picked up the enemy's life signature. "Damn it!" Feeling of bitterness and frustration. Despite all that destruction, his opponent was still alive and kicking. The enemy was calmly emerging from his smoke. Even his barely visible silhouette possessed that awful aura of nil. Daisuke couldn't stand that part about the man. It was like all worries in the world couldn't bother that man the slightest bit. His emotions and character were a complete mystery. Almost like Daisuke was fighting against a machine.All of sudden, the enemy assumed a new stance. He looked almost like an Olympic runner before the championship match. "!!" In the next moment the enemy's body became a blur. (He's fast!) Taken a little aback by the opponent's speed, Daisuke had a hard time to perceive the enemy's movements. Despite that he had already knew what was going to happen next. "Darian Gwalchavad!" The magus had called out to summon the shield of Sir Galahad again. This time to block a mixed volley of bullets and particle beam bursts. Hiding behind a shield was a cowardly tactic, Daisuke knew that. But momentarily he needed every bit of time to devise an effective strategy. Impossible as it seemed, the enemy managed to outsmart Daisuke who could boast the ability to think under the effects of the space-time accelerated many-fold. 
 
A combined volley of particle beams and gunshots impacted against the shield but apparently without any visible effect. Replica or not, Darian Gwalchavad was a mystic shield famous for its durability. No mere guns could penetrate it. Seeing the futility of the volley, the enemy had a quick change of tactics. Using feints and daring turns, the opponent was circling around Daisuke like a hungry shark. He was sending short bursts from various directions to test Daisuke's defenses. So far without any success. Despite that Daisuke was well aware that he ended up in a losing battle. Darian Gwalchavad offered excellent protection but at a great cost. Daisuke had to sacrifice any option for offense. The opposing volley was so intense that the young magus found no opportunity for a counterattack.  Meanwhile the enemy was rapidly closing in. 
 
In seconds the distance between the man and Daisuke were reduced to only a few meters. "Huh?" At the same moment the enemy had just disappeared. Daisuke felt a sharp piercing feeling on the back of his neck. "!!" Daisuke made an immediate turn to intercept another stream of projectiles. Apparently, his enemy simply vaulted over Daisuke with a large leap and attempted to shoot the youth from behind. But that was far from the end. Daisuke noticed two strange objects over his head. (Oh crap!) Their shape were slightly odd but Daisuke immediately recognized the purpose of these. That was a pair of explosive grenades!  
 
BOOM! Echoed the sound of twin explosions. Being smart, by the time of the detonation the enemy had already escaped the blast radius. On the other hand Daisuke wasn't that fortunate.  The fireball of the explosion had swallowed him up entirely. Daisuke's death was almost certain. Yet... 
 
Before the fireball could finally settle, a pair of foreign objects cut through the screen of smoke and explosions. These were spinning like a pair of deadly circular saws, flying towards the general direction of Falken.  And they weren't alone. With only a slight delay two additional blades were flying against Falken. Their design was familiar to something the mercenary saw a while ago. Yes, 3 sets of Kanshous and Bakuyas were flying at supersonic speeds to catch him. Given the weapons' identity that could mean only one thing... 
   
Finally, the fireball had cleared up thus revealing the figure of a young boy. Indeed. Daisuke had managed to survive. But how? Sound of clamping could be heard as something heavy and metallic landed behind the youth. It was no mere shield but Darian Gwalchavad. Feeling the immediate danger, the legendary shield of Sir Galahad forced Daisuke to move thus he had managed to block away the explosion in the very last minute. Albeit only through sheer luck but the youth managed to survive the mercenary's trap in one piece. The smoke slowly began to clear, revealing Daisuke's face. His eyes were burning with  "My name is Emiya Daisuke, Japanese. I'm here to investigate a strange cult in the vicinity. You aren't just the run of the mill gun for hire. Who are you? And why did you kill all the innocents in Lukevile?" Out of the blue Daisuke suddenly introduced himself. The exotic weapons and skills of the mercenary made him intrigued. It was a bit embarrassing but Daisuke had to admit that his enemy was far more experienced in the art of warfare. Be it tactics, ranged combat or even close quarters combat the enemy always managed to maintain his superiority. And those guns...they were far above the ordinary. Daisuke was familiar with the term of the so-called 'super technology', devices created by highly advanced science. They are Humanity's answer against the growing number of 'super beings'.  The enemy's weapons were the same. They weren't connected to any of the known manufacturers. Likely every weapon of his were a product of some secret organization.  
 
Having discerned for all those, Daisuke was prepared for the worst. (Limiter---OFF. Trace inhibitions cancelled. Setting all circuits to maximum!) "I am the bone of my sword!" The youth had exclaimed and released a powerful aura. Each and every one of his circuits were producing magic energy on full throttle. Playtime was over. Daisuke's enemy was someone not to be taken lightly. "Kanshou! Bakuya!" The youth had called, summoning his two most trustworthy swords. He crossed the blades before his chest, ready to intercept the incoming gunshots.
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » CMD Part 2: Revenge of the Numbers OCC

@Falken: Ah, sorry. I just got flooded for this week.

Excuse me for my slow progrress.

Anyways, after that explosion I figure there would be no problems regarding the gas station anymore.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » if your character had no powers what would he/she be?

Without his powers Daisuke has several possibilities for his profession:

  • Car mechanic - Daisuke was always interested in machines
  • Cook - Preferably in a small Japanese restaurant. Again, it has something to do with Daisuke's interest
  • Archer - Daisuke had quite some knack for bows. So if he had pursued his hobby for longer he might become a national champion
  • Mercenary/Soldier - Daisuke isn't someone who would turn his head away when people are in danger. If there would be a great war, Daisuke would surely enlist as a soldier or otherwise find his way to the battlefield.
  • War relief aid transporter - On the same trail of thought Daisuke has a burning desire to help people in need. As such he would eagerly volunteer for jobs that could help the unfortunate victims of a war's aftermath. Same about the starving and the poor.
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate the team above you

9, it's an oddly fitting team.

Next:

From left to right:

Albiereo Imma

Takamichi T. Takahata

Konoemon Konoe

Eishun Konoe

Kurt Godel

Evangeline A. K. McDowell

All of them from Negima.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate the amv above you :D

@Fehafare: 9/10 
 
Currently I'm too lazy to give my exact opinions for why. 
Although allow me to post a MAD with similar theme: 
  
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate the amv above you :D

7/10

The basic concept was good but KurayamiR should've focused on Beatrice more as she has more useful scenes to this kind of song. There were also certain problems with the synch and the overall feeling but otherwise it wasn't bad.

@Fehafare: The ironic part is that it's the exact thing I'm doing right now.

Pulling out vids from my playlists.

Next:

Let's stick with the horror theme for a bit longer.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate The Battle Scene Above You

7/10

Everything was nice until Shirou called up UBW...

The following scene was intense yet seriously lacking in impact. So much that it even became a 4chan meme

"Summon UBW

Fight Gilgamesh in melee"

Or something along those lines.

Next:

Because I'm on a slight streak, I'm posting a Gundam 00 vid, again.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate the amv above you :D

7/10

The AMV's set-up was good but nothing outstanding. Also it had a few problems with the synch.

Sadly, it was under the "pick your favorite series and put some music under it" category. It would've been pretty good in 2003 but nowadays the competition is just too strong.

Next, a Gundam 00 themed AMV:

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » CMD Part 2: Revenge of the Numbers OCC

@Kuma_From_Argentina:

  • Except that there was no mention that Falken would shoot right after he threw the bottle. Actually, he threw the bottle in hopes of distracting Daisuke. Which didn't happen. Indeed, you mentioned that Falken quickly brought out his weapons but there was a certain space where I could insert that short line. If you're fed up with something that small then it's your problem. It was a must to avoid the RP to turn bland. Remember, talking is (realtively) free action. Exactly for that purpose. I can change that part though, since apparently I have to rewrite my entire post anyways.
  • I love how you didn't try to refute my point about bars could be potentially found within the extended territory of gas stations. Anyways, I am going to change that part as well because it obviously benefits both my character and yours. I only realized after preparing for Daisuke's second post that I accidentally picked the worst possible place for a battleground. So I tried to have the best use of my misfortune.
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » CMD Part 2: Revenge of the Numbers OCC

@Kuma_From_Argentina:

  • I still don't get how does it go for my benefit. Daisuke was still surprised for the sudden appearance of Falken's weapons. Falken was still the first to initialize his attack. And Falken still unleashed his explosive glove attack the moment after he used his shotgun. Daisuke gained nothing, aside from additional "conversation". Exactly where did I get any sort of advantage?
  • Alright
  • I see. I didn't know that from the description you left in Falken's bio. Anyways, that small part makes little change. Like I said it was for dramatic effect. Who knows? Maybe the booming sound was because of the massive heat forced the surrounding air to rapidly expand. Heat explosion. They also produce vibrations.
  • Like I said certain gas stations also have a bar nearby. Although that part is something I'm the most willing to change. Given that fighting in a gas station put Daisuke into severe disadvantage and actually caused me a good deal of headaches.
Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate the amv above you :D

@Fehafare: That was the first time someone complained to me about an AMV being too flashy.:p

Seriously, that's like half of the intention for these vids.Especially for action-oriented AMVs like the one I previously posted.

You have to be extra careful to catch all the details.

Although if you'd have said that the effects can distract from the visuals then I have to agree.

The point was more on the AMV's feeling, though.

Anyways, back to rating:

9/10

I don't even have to watch the video, I know that MAD well enough and I've watched it a good number of times in the past already. The music matches the visuals very well. Although I feel like that the song itself is which ultimately limits that vid from getting the score of 10. Not as if it's bad. No. But it limits the MAD's overall potential.

Next:

Now, that's what I call excellent job with cuts.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » CMD Part 2: Revenge of the Numbers OCC

@Kuma_From_Argentina: Well:

  • Your strategy was built on Daisuke being distracted by the bottle. It didn't happen for reasons I described in the RP. So there was a tailor-made change in the scene.
  • I see. I theorized that the gauntlet still produced a shockwave-like effect, given you said the vibrations would disorient Daisuke.Still, there's barely anything that it changes.
  • The attack has enough kinetic energy to rip an entire MBT to shreds. Of course it has enough force to send vibrations echoing through the air. Especially given if it impacts with something strong enough to completely stop the projectiles. Besides, that was only for dramatic effect. I don't get why are you picky about it. There's exactly zero gain from the thing if I change it.
  • I already said in my first post that Daisuke stopped at the fuel station. He noticed Falken's presence after he stepped off the motorbike. As such unless Falken greeted Daisuke from like 30-50 meters, he's very likely at the fuel station. It's not uncommon for a more sophisticated fuel station to have its own bar stop for thirsty drivers.

Although, if you have problems with any of these, I can change them.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Off-Topic » Rate the amv above you :D

The video itself is good but like with my previous AMV it suffers from the shift effect between two anime series with different (even if similar) visuals.

It can be adjusted with the right effects but it goes without saying that it's a difficult task.

There was some problems with the synch between the chosen visuals and the sounds as well but those weren't that severe.

8/10

Next:

One of the few Gurren lagann AMVs that I can approve of.

Not because of the series but it's just the fact GL AMVs generally focus on an overused theme. This one's an unique gem.

Post by paladin (1,195 posts) See mini bio Level 13

RPG » CMD Part 2: Revenge of the Numbers OCC

@Falken: Posted. 
Daisuke plans to blow up the entire fuel station with you.:p
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