Model Citizens: Unmasked (WIP - Minor Change May 23, 2018)

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nonbinary-inclusive
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#1547

Jesus. At first I didn’t see the hole and I just thought to myself “What a weird pattern, it’s almost like someone wanted the shirt to look like ski- oh. Oh wait.”

Which is definitely something Vincent would do.

What about several drunk, knife-weilding ferrets?

That they are. And that is definitely something they would do.

Purrfect.

Also, may I suggest from the page with that present sweatshirt, a gift from the mc? (“I got it for you because you’re insane.”)

Yeah! (Also, wait, hold up- Did I just suggest something that you turned out to like? Ha! The tables have turned! We need to frame this moment.)

Vincent is actually in very good shape, kinda has to be for his job, haha.

Should you ever decide you want to, I would love to see it!


#1548

Don’t tell him that. He’s going to be more insufferably smug about this like “yes I know it’s a fact but dear MC are you just a tiny bit distracted? Or maybe a whole lot?”


#1549

If V gets any more smug the world would probably just implode. There is no other outcome.


#1550

So I was going to do it tomorrow but I have no self control and the mental image of the Vs with several drunk, knife wielding ferrets was just too good

:scream:

Also I listened to Stop Wondering a few more times and would this be from the MC’s perspective or Ricky’s? I mean it could be either but denial is kind of Ricky’s Thing so :eyes:


#1551

I have the biggest smile on my face when the Informant smiled at my MCs’ awkward attempt at asking information. I thought the Informant would be relatively cold but now I see great potential! :heart_eyes:

In my headcanon the informant is the stoic, silent type but are very sweet once they warm up to the MC. So, for the MC x Informant flirting would be something like:

MC: “umm…Hi. Again.”

Informant: smiles at mc “…you’re here again.”

MC: " uh…yeah…I need some information."

Informant: “…you know the drill. Information for information.”

MC: “Umm…ok”

MC takes a deep breath

MC: “I like pasta.”

Informant: raises eyebrows

MC: “Now that you know what food I like…what kind of food do you like?”

Informant: stares at MC

MC: nervous gulp

Informant: looks out the bar window, notices italian restaurant next door

Informant: points to italian restaurant “…you want to go together?”

MC: “…what?”

Informant: “…I like pasta too.”

MC: :astonished::blush:

So flirting consists of both MC and Informant trading information about each other’s likes and interests to get to know one another better :grin:


#1552

I love this so much- as in, beyond words so much. It’s absolutely positively fantastic and amazing. Everything about this is great and beautiful from the sweaters to the ferret-sized knives that I can only assume one (or all) of the Bayer siblings made themselves for this express purpose. This is amazing. Beautiful. Fantastic. It’s made my day- no, my week.

I’m comin’ for your :crown: (got, like, fifty more things to catch up with if I wanna do that but just you wait!)

Y’know I’ve been wondering about that myself. My first inclination was Ricky talking to a more flirtatious MC, just because there is this note of pompousness to it which is very Ricky, and also sounds like the kinda things the MC can tease him about. Obviously though it depends on the MC, so for some it might work better for the MC than for others.

That’s a very cute scene, isn’t it? I love it too, smiled while writing it!

The Informant is always a difficult one to talk about because so much of his route is just finding the basic things out about him but I can confidently say that he’s definitely one of the kinder characters. Not quite as overtly almost-angelic-in-how-nice-they-are like Eileen and Raf but he can be very sweet as well! (A la awkward greeting scene.)

D’aww, I love this, it’s adorable. And absolutely perfect for a more-shy MC and the Informant.


#1553

I didn’t know the Informant was a RO! Why do you keep doing this to me? First I wanted Raf then Vin came along and swayed me aside and now the Informant is a cutie pie I can smooch too!?

Thank god for multiple playthroughs xD

That was adorable. I’m going to make an awkward MC just like yours too now.

((Also, hi @RenaB :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed: I’m a long time lurker of your story and love it - I love Icarus Sun too btw))


#1554

:smile: Indeed he is! He sadly doesn’t get a lot of love as I can’t talk about most things about him considering, y’know, even his name is a spoiler. (Okay, well, actually, in a story about superheroes and villains thats not that odd, but still.) But I love him. And, yep, he is an RO as well!

(Of course, that’s not saying I can’t answer any questions on him, even those that are spoilery I’m sure I can scrounge up something satisfyingly vague.)

Because it’s fun.

See! You know the chant! You’ll be fine. Now you’ve just got even more fun to look forward to! :grin:

:wave: Hello! Welcome! Come join us in the lovely land of drunk knife-weilding ferrets and adorable/heartbreaking scenarios!

Awww, I’m so flattered you like them both! Thank you so much!


#1555

@RenaB is it too much of spoiler to ask the kinds of tropes we can expect for the Informant romance (or at least some)


#1556

Can anyone regardless of gender romance the Informant?


#1557

Yep! 100%!

Absolutely not too much of a spoiler at all!

Hmmm… I need to research trope names for this…

Turns out, there are a lot of odd tropes out there. I tried to find ones that fit and I’m bending the meanings a bit (but then again the whole thing that started this story was taking a bunch’a superhero tropes and mangling them to try and tackle how they’d actually effect a common person on the street), and I found three main ones that I could (kinda??) fit to the Informant’s romance.

  • Pair the Smart Ones - This one works well because a lot of the Informant’s romance involves, well, working with him, and in doing so the MC gets to show off their own skills in information gathering as does the Informant. And considering how they’re both experienced in that aspect they get to kinda show off their smarts in that regard- this was the best fit I could find for that sort of description so I hope it’s not too far off?

  • Everyone Can See It - The Informant’s romance is one of the slower ones, considering he starts with the most unknowns a lot of it will be slowly opening up to the MC and sort of learning about himself. In doing so he may or may not already have feelings for the MC (depending on your choices, of course) and MC might already have feelings for him. If this si the case then, yeah… this will be pretty true.

  • Another kinda twisted one but Battle Couple-ish??? - Like I said the Informant’s path involves him and the MC working together a lot, and, well, if you don’t have a clear idea of just how dangerous the MC’s job can get I can 100% guarantee you will in the next update. And if you’re working with the Informant then, well, the two of them will be getting through all that jazz together. Hence, Battle Couple.

Obviously there’ll be smaller-tropes weaved into romantic scenes mainly because I’m sucker for things like Kissing in the Rain and all that jazz, but those are less prominent as themes in his romance and more just some fun additions in larger individual scenes! :smile:


#1558

Why do I feel Vincent is also going to be this, what with being a super-cute red-haired menace and all? :sweat_smile:


#1559

:smiley:

48 AM

This ferret’s my favorite.

I bet the Vs have made an entire arsenal of ferret sized weapons

:running_man:

The mental image of Ricky saying “Bitch, please” is just too good :rofl:

:eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes:


#1560

So the Informant is a superhero/supervillain? I mean does he actually have any kind of superpowers or is he just really really good at information gathering?

Sorry if this has been asked before but it’s such a long thread I can’t read it all.


#1561

Instinct. Self-preservation instinct mainly. But yes, you would be absolutely correct in assuming so.

That’s a good ferret (granted, they’re all good ferrets)

Gotta say, this li’l guy has earned a special place in my heart:

06 PM

He looks so happy to have that tiny knife.

I know! I’m not gonna be able to get it outta my head now, haha.

Excuse you, Mister I would’ve hoped you’d realize by now that writing adorably fluffy scenes is second in my heart only to writing drama-filled (probably mildly-heartbreaking) scenes. Of course there’s gonna be a rain-kiss scene for at least one RO! :grin:

The MC doesn’t really know. There’s definitely the possibility that he gets his information through more power-based means, but insofar as the MC can gather, he either found it out himself or it was information that someone else traded him in return for something else.

Do not worry at all! There’s definitely been a lot of different conversations that have happened over the time so if anyone misses anything I am more than happy to repeat/answer things even if they’ve already be asked! You’re all good!


#1562

Okay but who? Is it Raf because this screams Raf (and maybe V since his dramatic ass won’t have it any other way – but it has to be a thunderstorm not a drizzle because why settle at 50% when you can have 100% with extra mood and lighting)

I know the answer is likely “WAIT AND SEE” but can’t blame me for trying :))


#1563

See but now I’ve gotta give an answer to keep you on your toes!

Mmmm well I’ve already said the Informant as one who is up for this possibility. I would definitely include Divorced Raf & Lucy in that pool as well. Other than that I’m not sure about anyone else exactly? (I do agree that V would definitely be the kinda person to go out in the middle of a hurricane just for that dramatic kiss moment.)


#1564

HECK YES! How about the other ROs(what are their preference)?


#1565

I put up some scrap info on the ROs way way way back when, so I’ll just put them up here again! :smile:

V wasn’t in there at the time but V is romanceable by everyone regardless of gender as well.

So in other words most everyone is romanceable by everyone else, the few exceptions being Yolanda and Jacob. Eileen is also asexual, and Ricky is going through a period of self-discovery so his romance will be very very different depending on whether or not your MC is female.

Fun fact on romance as well that I kinda-sorta mentioned briefly when talking about Grace Fideline (Ricky’s ex-wife), but scattered throughout the game are also people who you may be able to flirt with (or even have a brief fling) even if you can’t romance them (for varying different reasons depending on the person.)

(Example using Grace again because I already talked about her: She’s more than willing to have a fling with a male MC in part out of spite towards Ricky, but outside of that the MC is kind of… below her standards.(?) To her money and power are necessary traits for anyone she’d actually pursue romantically, and since the MC doesn’t really have either of those right now she doesn’t really consider him a viable option for a long-term romance.)

EDIT: It also occurred to me that this would be the kinda information I should probably put up in the original post… I’m… gonna go do that…


#1566

Well joke’s on her cause Vee’s ex husband is the most wanted villain out there