Introductions + Reference Sheet (SFW; Furry)
I think I'm finally getting settled into Mastodon enough to put up a proper introduction and start getting my profile together. That means introductions are in order.
I usually present myself online as Balina Mahigan, a weird furry lady with a flair for making things overly complicated, and an obsession with tracking down alternate-reality versions of herself.
(Reference images provided by @SunsetAria on Birdsite)
There is something deeply, deeply weird with trying to use this game to write romance with NPCs that don't even have writing behind them.
But on the other hand, the fact that the game understands I'm trying to have the characters demonstrate consent and establish rules as I try to navigate them into a lesbian polycule is kind of incredible.
AI dungeon, playful misgendering??
Oh dang, I'm getting Andi'd.
> You say "Your wings are beautiful anyways, so I really just wanted an excuse to see them again."
"You're a real charmer, you know that?" Twig says.
"I've heard that once or twice," you say.
"Well don't just stand there with a stupid look on your face, come give me a kiss."
> You do your best to kiss a woman a foot and a half taller than you.
You lean in, and kiss Twig on the lips. She kisses back, wrapping her arms around you.
"Hmm," she says. "It's been a while since I've done this."
"Done what?" you ask.
"Had a boyfriend," she says.
> You say "I'm a woman, Twig."
"I know," Twig says.
"Then why did you call me your boyfriend?" you ask.
"Because I like the sound of it," Twig says.
You look at her, and see that she's smiling. She leans in, and kisses you again.
It's on a roll tonight, apparently.
> You say "A pitched battle that cost us one of our dearest allies, but we persevered with our incredible might!"
"You... Killed a dragon?" one asks.
"Yes, and saved this entire village in the process," you say.
The villagers all begin to cheer.
"We are eternally grateful!" they shout.
> You say "You didn't have any kind of bounty for the dragon's head, by any chance?"
"We do now!" one of the villagers says.
The villagers all cheer once again, before a large man steps forward.
"I am Rurik, the village chieftain. I believe our debt to you is immeasurable. Is there anything you need? Please, it is the least we can do."
> You turn to look at Twig and Hope. "Hey, is there anything any of us need right now? I'm drawing a blank."
"I need a new house," Twig says.
"I need a new husband," Hope says.
"We can probably build you a new house," he says.
"I don't think I'll find a new husband in this village," Hope says.
AI dungeon; food, violence, removed a bit of questionable content. Apologies for reposting.
Every once in a while the game snaps back at my nonsense and it adds years to my life.
> You say "I'm just glad to have people to share this meal with. The last time I cooked something like this, Elvin spent the whole time complaining at me. Said he was a 'vegetarian' or whatever. Can't imagine someone passing up this much free meat, though."
"I'm glad you're enjoying this," William says.
You drop your knife.
"William?" you ask.
"Yes, it's me," he says.
"But... I killed you! I cut you open and gutted you like a pig!"
"Yeah, and now I'm back. You really messed up there, buddy."
"What the hell?! How are you even talking right now?"
"Magic," William says, as if that explains everything.
Proceeded into a castle with the intent of stopping a dragon that had been terrorizing a village.
Found out once we got inside that the dragon died recently, but its caretakers were still extorting the village in its name.
Got ambushed by a mysterious figure.
Summoned a demon just long enough for it to cut the figure's arm off before vanishing.
Realized none of us actually know any healing magic or have the knowledge to save someone bleeding out.
Our giant fairy companion turns the figure into a fairy to save their life.
We promptly learn that the fairy can't remember a damned thing about why she was here or what she was doing.
Fuck. We're bad at this whole hero business.
We get to the river, and the two of us just physically climb onto her back and she flies us across. I had to remind the game to do that, because otherwise she just waded from one end to the other, forgetting she had wings entirely.
If I wasn't smitten with her before, I definitely am now.
Me, being me, wasted no time in finding a way to fix a problem that had a more direct solution.
Ah, jeez. I think the game's trying to ship me with my fairy companion after the two of us bonded over killing the royal tax collector and destroying his castle.
She does sound pretty, tho.
stealing both the rubik's cube and fuck-readiness posts because why not
Ashley: gives it a shot, but honestly gets bored with the Rubik's Cube fairly quickly. Is frequently in a fucky mood, but her idea of protection involves oven mitts.
Balina: looks up a tutorial when she doesn't think you're looking. Will only fuck you if you are also Balina, but if you are she's already flirting.
Charlotte: performatively hates the damned things, refuses to look up the answer because she has just decided *not* knowing is more rare than knowing how to solve them; is actually mad due to a prank involving one a few years back. Freezes up at the concept of sex.
Dahlia: has most patterns memorized, says she uses them for dexterity calibrations on her arms. Will only fuck if she thinks you aren't expecting her to ask.
I rewound back to before this happened, but I was getting frustrated at being stuck in some unexplained dungeon and decided to call this idiot's bluff.
AI dungeon, nothing like the last few posts
what the fuck
(the next few bits of conversation are establishing, yes, the princess is also a witch because of course she is)
A wiser version of Balina would have written something slightly more actionable, like "- size difference", but on the other hand this felt pretty good so I have no regrets.
How to flirt with Balina:
- tell her she's big
I know I've been holding onto these for at least a year; the picture of Lackey with horns was drawn last July, when Karen had just learned about my twinning kink and was helping me through a particularly rough month. Glad to finally at least get her basic stuff out there. 💙