Minako Aino Meets Mara Brando!

Minako Aino meets Mara Brando at Game Center Crown. Things get silly, and interesting!

Date: 2016-02-21
Pose Count: 26
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 20:52:59 30353
    It is a relatively decent day outside today, and the arcade is a little more packed that usual. Someone in particular is having an easy time with a specific game in the arcade as well. "Silly cosplayer-chan, your game is way too easy." Can be heard, and of course, this individual is getting a few weird looks.

    Mara herself is playing the new Sailor V arcade game, and of course, she spends some time here when she isn't at home, school, or practicing martial arts with club members. She yawns a little bit, "Can't this game be any better? Games are just getting easier with each passing year..." She then mumbles something, and glances over to someone that is chuckling and pointing at her.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 21:10:34 30354
Minako Aino has a short explanation for gameplayers. "That isn't cosplay. That's a video game. It's on a screen! That isn't how cosplay works!" she says, revealing it like it's some secret knowledge instead of incredibly obvious.

"And that is Sailor V, the best superhero and person and girl and game franchise the world has ever known. She's on, like, all the posters around the room! Pay attention! They're like cheat sheets to her identity. You can just read it!"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 21:14:11 30355
    Mara turns her head, and stares at Minako for a few moments, in which she gets a game over on the new Sailor V game. "No.. My name for her is Cosplayer-chan, unless you want me to degrade it to Otaku-chan?" She smiles innocently to Minako. She knows she just lost a token, but lets it slide this time.

    "Also, I know what a cosplayer is, and I know who Cosplayer-chan is. It doesn't have to be explained to me. I'm not some dumb blonde who goes around telling people that they are wrong." She then gives Minako a toothy smile... SHOTS FIRED!
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 21:31:34 30356
Minako Aino has an expression on her face of pity. "Uhm. You're sorta' wrong. You.... you can't cosplay as yourself," she explains.

"I mean, I guess you can, but... like... in the computer game, she's herself," she says, pointing at the game over screen.

"In the fiction of Sailor V, she's... Sailor V. In the game. That's what she wears and looks like. She isn't a fan dressing up as Sailor V," she says, lowering her voice so nobody overhears.
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 21:35:40 30357
    Mara stands up from the stool that is sitting in front of the arcade machine. Then takes in a deep breath, and slowly releases it trying to keep herself calm. "You most not have heard me..." She turns to face Minako fully, "I said, that is what I call her.. I seen someone cosplaying Sailor V a few weeks ago, and I called that person Cosplayer-chan.. So that is what I am calling Sailor V from now on.."

    "If you would have cleaned your ears out this morning, you probably would have heard me." She slides her hands into her pockets, and wonders what this girl is going to say next.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 21:44:14 30358
"But that nickname doesn't make sense. It would be like calling you Boy-chan," Minako Aino begins, then stops. Looks you over. Thinks about the nickname for a while, hmm'ing and huh'ing a few times.

"Anyway, cosplay is for people who dress up as somebody popular. You don't call the ORIGINAL a cosplayer," she explains.

"And not every who dresses up is a cosplayer. Cosplay is different from things like acting or actually being a person."

"I'm not 'cosplaying as Minako'!"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 21:47:24 30359
    Mara growls in a low tone, "I said it is the nick-name I gave her! I doesn't have to make sense!" She huffs a little bit

    One of the people that works at the arcade comes around to where Minako and Mara are at and says, "Either you two can stop arguing, or you can leave." He crosses his arms staring down the two of them.

    Mara ignores the guy that works there, and just stares at minako, "But what if you could cosplay yourself? Would you?" She narrows her eyes, waiting for Minako.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 21:52:30 30360
Minako Aino raises her palm first to Mara and then to random employees.

"Nope, that's a dumb nickname. Keep trying," she says for Mara.

"And no, I can be loud. I'm important here," she says, with the same hand gesture and a huff.

"And I don't know how you would cosplay as yourself. Do YOU do that?"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 21:56:30 30362
    Mara shakes her head, "No, I do not do it, because it would be silly, but it would also be silly to be running around in broad day-light dressed up as Sailor V."

    Mara gets a bit of an eye twitch seeing Minako's palm in front of her, "You're important? Why are you so important? Huh?" She steps forward to push Minako's hand out of the way. "Also, her nick-name will be Cosplayer-chan, and I will not change my mind on that nick-name. Unless you can think of one sillier."

    The employee primarily standing behind Mara sighs a little bit, "Will you two just leave, you are disturbing the other customers!" Her narrows his eyes, "Unless you want me to call the police and have you escorted out of here."
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 22:00:56 30363
Minako Aino brags that she 'knows the owners' and gets free milkshakes for doing events and bringing people around, which is mostly true as far as truthfulness is concerned.

"I'm important for lots of reasons."

"But... it's silly for SOME people to dress as her. Like you, for instance. You couldn't pull it off!"

"But it isn't silly for HER to do it. 'cuz that's who she is and how she dresses. Duh. And 'Cosplay-chan' is not a 'silly' name. It's just random and made-up and not very good."

"Sorry!" she says, before twisting away to play a game.
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 22:08:39 30364
    Mara sighs a little bit as the employee threatens to call the cops, "Fine, I'll calm down." She glares at Minako as Minako goes to play a game.

    Mara takes in a deep breath as her face turns red as she walks up behind Minako, "You know what, you are right, and I wouldn't be able to pull it off.. I'm too strong to even think about it. I blame doing Karate for a good while."

    Mara looks to see what game Minako is playing, and leans her head to the side.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 22:29:06 30365
Minako Aino reassures Mara that it's OK, dressing up as other people is hard or even dressing up at yourself sometimes.

She's playing the old Sailor V game and being good at it. "Karate generally doesn't make it hard to be fashionable, though. No excuses! Cop up to your limitations and then try to exceed them!"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 22:33:21 30367
    Mara sighs a bit, "I'm not that worried about my looks anyways. It's not like I want the kind of attention you would get. After I'm done with school, I got right home and change." She nods firmly, and seems kind of impressed with how good Minako is at the older version of the Sailor V game.

    "Anyways, my name is Mara."
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 22:34:20 30368
Minako Aino fluffs up her hair. "Ohhh, you think I get lots of attention? I'm flattered! Thanks, Mara-chan." She politely lowers her voice.

"But, I'm sorta' already seeing somebody," she says, extremely apologetically. Theatrically so, even.

"But we can still be friends. Minako! That's me. You probably heard about me if you've been here for a while. If not, I'll show you around to peoples!"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 22:36:22 30369
    Mara mumbles, "I never thought I would meet someone with a larger ego than mine.." She sighs softly, "And I wasn't asking you out either!"

    Mara coughs a little bit, "Sorry. I guess we can be friends." She continues watching Minako playing the older Sailor V game.

    People turn to look at her after that last outburst and Mara's face turns slightly red with embarrassment.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 22:42:01 30370
Minako Aino tries to be resassuring and positive. And only harassing the girl she knows as an obnoxious Puella a little bit, in plausibly deniable ways.

"Don't think of yourself as being shot down. Think of it more as being redirected somewhere more appropriate. And who knows what the future might bring," she says, bright but distracted while doing particularly difficult sections of fighting/dodging.

"After all, there are lots of people who like loud Americans. They're pretty awesome. I went to England once. People think I'm a little US'y." She pronounces it 'youuzie'. It's not a real word.

"But yeah, friends. I'm great with friends. Yeah. Friends. I got like a million of them. Check me out!"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 22:46:32 30371
    Mara just stands there, "You just gave me a very good idea, thanks!" A smile creeps across her lips, and it is more of a creepy smile.

    "I really hope you don't mind. You seem to be a big fan of this Sailor V, right?" She stares at the screen before moving to take a seat at the machine next to Minako's.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 22:52:03 30372
Minako Aino nods her head a few times. "I suppose. I only like quality people. Based on scientific studies and police studies, Sailor V is the best by any metric that matters," she explains.

It sounds reasonable, at least.

"But yeah, I don't mind being a fan. You can be a fan, too. I know some of the stars who do the Sailor V work. It's pretty convenient to know me if you're into being a fan of cool stuff."
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 22:56:06 30373
    Mara shakes her had, "I'm far from a fan of her's. She is kind of annoying the first time I met her." She turns and pops a token into the machine that is next to Minako's. It's the older Sailor V game as well, and she starts to play it.

    "So, platform shooters... They aren't all that difficult, you just have to be aware of your surroundings, and watch patterns. Just kind of like fighting someone in real life, you know?" Mara smiles a bit.

    "So, what's your favorite game here?"
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 22:59:34 30374
Minako Aino makes a big deal about Mara seeing Sailor V. A very big deal. Enough to get other arcade-friends of Minako or passerbyes to listen in or comment about Mara's luck.

"Wow. You saw her. For real. So lucky. That must be great! I wish I could have an ounce of your luck, a quarter of it, an IOTA of it, someday," she says, stars in her eyes (but still staring consistently towards game screens).

"Anyways, yeah, games are fun and easy if you're good and my favorite games are all of them. I like the movey gun game but the V games are the best, even the weird different ones. Or dancing games. I get lots of attention at those, so those are also great!"
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 23:02:59 30375
    Mara turns her attention away from the game she is playing as people stop to stare at her again, "L... lucky?" Her face starts to turn a bit red in embarrassment again, "Umm.. Well.. I.. I guess it was luck." She laughs sheepishly, and turns her head back to the screen just in time to dodge an attack, then sighs.

    "It was at a cafe, and some blind girl bumped into me.. She accused the blind girl of attacking me. I say she has some real nerve..."

    Mara completes the first stage without getting killed.
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 23:07:49 30376
"And you TALKED to Sailor V too. Wow. Lucky lucky. You're doubly-blessed," Minako Aino declares!

Soon, she's finishing up with her game and moving elsewhere to play something dancier, only minimally pushing more attention towards Mara.
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 23:11:33 30377
    Mara mumbles a little bit, and gets up from the game she is playing due to getting just a bit more attention. Of course, game over covers the screen right after she stands up.

    "This is getting dumb.. She harassed a blind girl for attacking me when all she did was bump into me!" Mara shakes her head, "At least she stopped after a bit, and then we went to the blind girl's house to have pizza.. But she didn't apologize!" She marches over to the game that Minako is playing, stares at it, then turns away. "I hope your legs fall off from hopping on that dumb machine too much!"
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 23:14:19 30378
Minako Aino just gives Mara a little wave with her finger. "It's ok. I'm sure she forgave you for whatever it was you were doing. She's a hero and forgiving," Minako claims.

"And... hehe, why are you talking about my legs? You're worse than the boys," she continues, unabated with her comments.
Mara Brando 2016-02-21 23:17:54 30379
    Mara shakes her head, "I should get going as I can feel what little bit I have left of my self control slipping. I can only take this kind of talk for so long." She turns towards the exit and starts to walk.

    "You have a good day, Minako." Mara pushes open the door, and looks back to Minako then narrows her eyes a bit before leaving the arcade. "Hmph!"
Minako Aino 2016-02-21 23:21:07 30380
Minako Aino throws a big, exaggerated kiss to Mara. It helps make her popular and get more attention.

She secretly decides she's going to be Mara's best friend and visit her every single time she's even hanging out nearby the arcade.

"Goodbye, Maraaaaa-chaaaan!"