Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

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Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Bayushi Choudai » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:31 am

Okay, so, in-story, Hatsuki will be helping design Choudai's new mask... and in practice, I've been scouring the internet for things that reflect his new perception of his weaknesses.

Got three choices that sort work so far...

1. A little on the nose, but also... kinda cool.Image

2. An Inari reference (has less to do with his infatuation with a soon to be ex-Crane than with the mask he wore at the banquet). Also just looks cool. Image

3. A marginally more subtle avian motif, while still being kinda Scorpy Image

SO. Opinions from the skeleton crew peanut gallery? Suggestions?
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Fukurokujin » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:11 am

#1 might get Choudai some stabbing from a certain aspiring sensei. Unless he gets hitched to a different Crane...
#2 sends an interesting message; devotion to Inari is a weakness?
#3 looks awfully Yogo. It can work, though.

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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Julia » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:19 pm

#2!
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Bayushi Choudai » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:33 pm

Fukurokujin wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:11 am
#2 sends an interesting message; devotion to Inari is a weakness?
In the context of being a Scorpion... it kind of is, for Choudai, since it's part of why he won't poison food. It's also a more subtle nod to matters with Hatsuki, since it calls back to the mask he wore when they first really got to talk at the opening banquet- but isn't nearly as blatant as the first.
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Fukurokujin » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:53 pm

I've got to second Julia's vote, then.
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Tokagure Hanaru » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:08 am

I actually like #3 since it's a Crane become Scorpion that's the weakness. So it's actually even more on the nose, while being more subtle about it.. Which makes sense, given who's making it.

But Inari could also work for that last bit as a reminder of that meeting.

So basically, my vote is not #1. ^^
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Bayushi Shin'ya » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:16 am

1 is prettiest, but I'd consider very carefully whether your character can afford it - he probably doesn't have sufficient confidence in his abilities yet, nor does he have enough of a deathwish ;)

In terms of sheer aesthetics Number 3 takes second place, so it gets my vote.
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Bayushi Choudai » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:25 am

So, that's 4 out of 4 for "Not 1," 2 for 3, 2 for 2...
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Doji Hatsuki » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:35 pm

A month later... There is a birbvote for #3.
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Re: Help Pick Choudai's New Mask

Post by Bayushi Choudai » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:27 am

That puts # 3 slightly in the lead...
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