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How I Saved History (Fate/Grand Order SI)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Charles Flynn, Apr 22, 2020.

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  1. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Oh shut the fuck up Aristotle. Your so called ideas and philosophies were crap!

    A guy that lived in a barrel had more philosophical and intellectual credibility than you did, you damn sexist, slavery approving bastard!

    Truly she is supremely queenly in her actions and words.

    This is the greatest sentence ever.
     
  2. Lurkwaffle

    Lurkwaffle Know what you're doing yet?

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    Oh yeah, the Mash interlude where Flynn basically asked Roman to necromancy some of the freeze-dried Masters, or barring that necromance his corpse.
    Which is starting to look increasingly necessary, even if no one really wants to be the guy saying "Ok fam, let's zombie this shit up".
     
  3. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    This honestly reminded me of this:



    And now I'm imagining every single Servant kicking Lev in the dick, even if he is in monster form.
     
  4. thefinalwraith

    thefinalwraith Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Huh, while Goetia has a hole through his torso and seems cut off from the demon pillars, I'm not sure if that really means anything as long as Roman is still around and the first Hassan doesn't finish the job. So assuming he does realize that he doesn't really have enough data to see if his plan is a good idea, that could be a really interesting shift in the status quo.

    And a theoretical goodbye to Charles Flynn, kudos to making it to the finish line but.. I kind of hope he doesn't come back. I'm much more sad about Mash, whose death was just completely glossed over for an (admittedly pretty funny) philosophical debate with Goetia, especially if the whole "bringing her back to life" thing is no longer on the table (I'm assuming that if someone is personally claimed by Azrael, that's a bit harder to undo).
     
  5. K70Amam()to

    K70Amam()to Legion of Badassitude Member #24601-Coom Raider

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    I musta've missed that. I'll have to reread this to find that.
     
  6. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    He asked Romani to essentially turn him into a Frankenstein like monster so they can use his body even if he is killed.

    It happened a few chapters ago, during the Mash interlude.
     
  7. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Hey Charles, did Charlie stop Vlad from being Santa?

    How did he do it if he did?

    Would you write an omake about it, because we need to know, and after this chapter some laughs are necessary?
     
  8. Doctor Blood

    Doctor Blood The horror! The horror!

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    Alright - so Azazel kills beast IV, and take's Charlie's head in recompense. Goetia, however, is still alive and may now have developed enough to see that his plan was fundamentally flawed. Did the demon pillars die with Cath Palug, or will they return to Goetia? I don't know enough about the source material to speculate on what's going down here.
     
  9. Princess Celestia

    Princess Celestia Supreme Ruler of all of Equestria.

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    Gotta say contrary to everyone else's opinion, I didn't care one whit that Mash died, kinda because she wasn't in the story all that much and I aint into that "Protect the cinnamon roll!" stuff.

    If Flynn does actually die here then it was a pretty great tragedy, also fuck Scathach, poisoning is a perfectly fine way of dealing with your enemies when Humanity itself is on the line.

    I feel like Flynn is the only character who's been built up as such other than Wodine who would've asked and then told Goatia his plan is flawed so let's go other it.
     
  10. Silver W. King

    Silver W. King King of Adventures

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    Hahaha, I think Scathach is the embodiment of everyone expecting this story to have shounen elements in it. :D

    I...think Nightingale is misunderstanding something.

    Okay Scath, that's taking it too far. No one should insult tea time.

    That's...a way...of...doing things? :confused:

    Yeah, I don't think Fou is in the mood for your shit. I'm more surprised that he only took an arm.

    That is one hell of a fucking trump card. o_O

    By the way, did you just make Goetia into your ally? Does that mean he'll protect humanity after you?
     
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  11. BigNibba69

    BigNibba69 Getting out there.

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    Holy shit what a way to go for what was quite literally just a normal guy
     
  12. Saturn White

    Saturn White Getting out there.

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    Yeah, I don't think Flynn would be of sound mind if he survived. Especially since his friends are already dead. At this point, death would be mercy in my opinion. And even if he survives, I hope Gramps doesn't use some BS loophole to let him go like with Cursed Arm Hassan in the game. At least, let there be a logical and iron-clad reason for it.
    Now, I'm wondering about the lostbelts. If he dies, would his corpse be able to function the same way and deal with those? What of Goetia? Is he no longer a threat now? Will the pseudo singularities other than Shimosa even happen anymore? What will Romani do now? So many questions lol.
     
  13. wryyyyy

    wryyyyy Getting sticky.

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    i think the new chaldean master will be gordolf or sion
     
  14. Truck-Sama

    Truck-Sama An adventure awaits...

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    Man that discussion was very fun to read between Glynn, the medical/philosopher servants, and Goetia. Really want a omake of them completing that discussion and enacting Flynn approved plan
     
  15. HelloThereItsMeGeralt

    HelloThereItsMeGeralt Getting sticky.

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    Marvellous...

    Marvellous...

    Using Hassan like that, a simple yet magnificent keikaku.

    Charles Flynn if you can, please post the entire debate?

    Mash is dead, I mean perma dead?

    Waiting for the sequel.
     
  16. ArKFallen

    ArKFallen _____

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    In order to stop the Human Order Incineration Ritual Flynn made a BEAST1 Correction Ritual to turn it back into the Human Order Correction Ritual? Seems legit. He even did it the same way we do so in real life (communicating consensus). If this is the end it was a wild ride that I mucho enjoyed. Thank you Charles Flynn
     
  17. wryyyyy

    wryyyyy Getting sticky.

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    can you beat all 7 singularities with only mashu like in the anime
     
  18. Hammers_Bjorn

    Hammers_Bjorn The Bear with the Hammer

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    ... I just realized something. Beyond using his incredible wealth of historical knowledge to find weaknesses in his opponents, fast-talking people to screw them over, and just plain using ruthless, underhand methodology that no right-minded Fate protag would ever lower themselves into...

    The greatest, most effective, most used tactic that Master Charles Flynn used to save the World from the Grand Order is... tactical Hassan deployment. It started with Cursed Arm, then Hundred Faces, and even Serenity got to join the fun with her being critical to help assassinate Alter Cu.

    And here, in the end of it all, the crazy bastard actually outdid himself by unleashing the top dog of all Hassans, King Hassan himself, at a Beast.

    Magnificently done. No shonen bullshit, no power of friendship shenanigans... just plain, straight out out-keikaku-ing everyone for the win. Not bad for a random mundane. Ritsuka Fujimaru, take notes. This is how you save the world while only being a 'normal' human.
     
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  19. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Probably not, and he already beat all 7 using different Servants, and the same goes for Ritsuka if I remember correctly.
     
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  20. wryyyyy

    wryyyyy Getting sticky.

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  21. Tobi

    Tobi Versed in the lewd.

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    Damn this is epic. Loved how he basically befriended one beast in favor of the canon one.
     
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    Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    I drift between light and dark, floating freely, lighter than a feather. I sink below, at peace.

    It’s over. I did it.

    And then, somehow, I see something. A great light that shines through the darkness into which I descend, a beam of existence. Of meaning.

    I AM THE ALIEN GOD. HUMANITY’S TIME HAS COME TO A CLOSE. I HAVE CHOSEN YOU, AND SEVEN OTHERS, TO DECIDE WHAT COMES AFTER.

    I think it over. And then I give her the only answer I ever could.

    No.

    Surprise. Confusion.

    IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS, YOU WILL HAVE NO WAY OUT. YOU ARE DEAD. THIS IS YOUR ONLY WAY BACK.

    Even so, I will not betray my people.

    YOUR PEOPLE’S FATE IS INEVITABLE.

    Yes. They will destroy you without a doubt. Now leave me to my rest and prepare for them to send you to join me.

    Rage. A hatred to split the stars asunder. And then the presence is gone, and I return to my sleep, content.

    They’ll be greater than I ever was.

    ---​

    I walk down the street, staring at the little blue house, so familiar I could see it in my sleep. And then I cross the street, and make my way to the door, every step feeling heavier than a mountain.

    It’s the same as I remember it. I ring the doorbell, and hear the dogs start to bark, as tears trickle down my face.

    And as the door begins to open, I know it, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

    It’s over.

    I’m home.
     
  23. Charles Flynn

    Charles Flynn Not too sore, are you?

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    It's been a journey and a half, but How I Saved History is finally done. Thanks for sticking with me.

    A sequel, entitled How I Screwed Up Big Time, starring the inimitable Kirchtaria Wodime, will enter development whenever Cosmos in the Lostbelt wraps up. I hope to see you then.
     
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  24. Darko

    Darko Experienced.

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    Well...This has been an enjoyable experience.

    Hope we continue it with the sequel.

    Good luck.
     
  25. Me. Joka-r

    Me. Joka-r Making the rounds.

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    Ohhhhh..... honestly my first finished fic on qq.
    BTW when cosmos ends as in... in jp or na? Cause am looking forward for the next one.
     
  26. Tobi

    Tobi Versed in the lewd.

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    This has been one hell of a ride thank you.
     
  27. wryyyyy

    wryyyyy Getting sticky.

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    out o all place a fgo story will be finished its in the sfw section of qq
    edit: also is it weird that flynn really likes his dog
     
  28. K70Amam()to

    K70Amam()to Legion of Badassitude Member #24601-Coom Raider

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    Love the flipping off of olga's corrupter and / or corpsejacker.

    that sir was worth going through all of this...

    Shame about mash though.
     
  29. Saturn White

    Saturn White Getting out there.

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    This was really good. Thanks.
    So, is Wodime gonna be the protagonist next time around? I honestly wouldn't mind. I really liked the guy.
     
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  30. ThreeTridents333

    ThreeTridents333 Your first time is always over so quickly, isn't it?

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    Will we also be getting a post-epilogue of how Chaldea is reacting/doing after the Goetia battle? Do the pseudo singularities (Besides Shimosa) not happen anymore because canon’s “Demon Pillars escaping after Goetia’s defeat” got diverted by Fou taking control of all them? Or are these things you will explored in the sequel?
    Also, Romani is still alive with the ring since he didn’t have to intercept Goetia, right?

    Either way, it’s been a fun ride! Thanks for writing this
     
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