A Different Kind of Magic Today!

Reiko drags her newer friend from America, Riley Hunter, along to meet with Hoshi and Moriko! Moriko shows her a magic trick and Reiko explains The Prism Keepers... as a fictional concept for a nice change! Sometimes mundane friends are fun when you don't need to worry about the magical girling!

Date: 2019-05-06
Pose Count: 25
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 01:57:11 104799
It's lunch time and Reiko has tugged along one of her newer friends to meet with some of her older friends! None of Reiko's magical koi are present-- not that Riley could see them anyways. Which she is thankful for. She doesn't want to have to explain sassy koi following her around.

(Sometimes. Riley would had noticed Reiko staring at nothing, overall all the short time she's known Reiko. Muttering to herself. Shooing a nothing away... maybe just a gnat or a fly. It is early spring right?)

"So you met Hoshi a lil bit already I know that!" she smiles. "But you haven't met Moriko yet! She's a magician! And really good! Maybe if you ask nice she'll show you a trick. She's good at that." she says as she walks along, gently giving her long, orange hair a little flip.

"Um... can I ask you questions. About America, Riley-chan?" she asks with wide eyes as she stops a moment. "Is it true that the chicken Colonel was a real person? Or is he just a mascot?" she asks with wide eyes through her glasses as she adjusts them on her nose a moment.

She's Moriko and Hoshi are probably close enough to hear this ridiculous dumb question.

"Was... was he in the army? Is he in the army?" she asks. "....My Grandpa keeps giggling a me everytime I ask." she sulkily admits.
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 02:06:12 104800
Riley was just walking her way down the corridor with Reiko, half listening to the talk of magicians and the like. To be quite honest, it was mostly going in one ear and out the other save for a name the other girl mentioned. She shrugged her shoulders, shifting her pack so it sat more comfortably. Reiko's next question though gave her pause. "Uh... what?" She raised a scarred brow. "Yeah, he was real I reckon. I don't think he was in the army though, just some swanky businessman who looked great in a white suit. Hey on that particular topic though. Christmas KFC. Why, and how? One of the weirdest things I've seen around here."
Hoshi Kogane 2019-05-06 02:13:45 104801
There's a blonde who overhears the question while just around the corner, and takes out her phone to look it up. Phone's put away when she makes it past the corner and she answers the question, "So you know how some countries give people knighthoods as a reward for doing good things? Apparently Kentucky gives people colonelships instead. So he was a proper colonel, but not a military colonel." Pause, "Also, hi."
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 02:16:37 104803
Moriko Hayashi had been running just a little late, but not late enough that she misses that question about the 'chicken colonel'. "Really?" is her only response to that. She's got nothing! Shaking her head she offers a wave to both, regaining her composure quickly enough. "How's it any weirder than finding funny colored eggs in April? Not that I didn't enjoy the candy that usually came with it."

Hoshi's given a wave and a cheery, "Hey! And I actually didn't know that." She pauses, "Why do you know that?" Pause, "Nevermind."
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 02:22:28 104804
Hoshi pipes up and Reiko bounces a little on her heels. "Oh!" she goes with a smile. "So.. like that then. So. An honorary title. Nothing official." she says. She looks to Riley, and smiles. "A popular campaign a long long time ago!... uh... how did the jingle go..."

"Keeentucky! For Christmas!" she spouts, in bad English. She nods a little rapidly. "So it kind of stuck really. It's really good though." she says with wide eyes as she looks over to Moriko.

"Moriko-chan! This is Riley-chan! She's from America!." she says.

"Hoshi knows a buncha stuff. She's super smart." she says with a curt, matter of fact nod. "Moriko's been to America! I think." she says softly as she trails off a little as she isn't sure of that.

She nabs an open picnic table and flops open her lunch bento. Rice! and mini tiny hot dogs with some sort of tomato sauce it seems!

"...What did you guys bring for lunch?" she asks.
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 02:32:29 104805
"I dunno, Kentucky's wei-pfffft..." She put her hand to her mouth, trying to stifle a fit of giggles from the sudden "Kentucky for Christmas!" Riley gave herself a moment, taking a deep breath. "Hehehee... yeah, okay. That's uh, that's summin' right there. I can see how that'd work."

Oop! Introductions! Riley gave a little smile, a wave and a "Pleased to meet ya'" before plonking herself down next to Reiko. "I just got sandwhiches. Dunno what else, uuuh lemme see..." She started rummaging through her pack.
Hoshi Kogane 2019-05-06 02:36:55 104806
"It's like how coca cola made people associate christmas with a fat old man in a red coat." Hoshi adds her opinion to the matter of kentucky for christmas, sits down and gets out her immaculately packed professional lunch and opens it up. "How are you guys doing?" She pauses a moment to glance towards Moriko and answers in a mockingly ominous tone, "Through the dark powers of wikipedia."
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 02:38:45 104807
Moriko Hayashi smiles cheerily and replies to Reiko's comment, "Lived there for the last few years. Further west than I'm guessing you're from though." She says that in English, her accent matching her claim, albeit with a tinge of something more. "You know it's probably like the soda commercials out there, the ones with all the polar bears and Santa." Then she looks to Hoshi and snrks, "Thinking the same thing." In Japanese this time

She takes her seat, settling down heavily and checking her bag, bowl grabbed and chopsticks retrieved, she begins to eat some noodles mixed with something spicy smelling. Very spicy.

Gesturing with her free hand she adds, "It's less the source and more the... the why?"
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 02:43:38 104808
Reiko looks somber. "The dread wikipedia!" she says as she looks back to Riley and smiles. She uses her chopsticks to gently nudge a tiny hot dog at Riley. "Try it! Grandpa always packs this for me. I like it a lot." she says. She looks to Hoshi and Moriko again. "Ri--right! I remember now." she smiles at Moriko.

"Could you show Riley-chan a magic trick, Moriko-chan?" she asks with wide eyes. "She's awesome at it." she says as she turns back to Riley and peeks. "What kinda Sandwich?..."

"Grandpa likes eating noodle sammiches. He's weird." she asides. She makes a short face about it.

"....I heard in America there's commercials about bears that use the bathroom and also toilet paper!?" she says with wide eyes at Riley as if looking for confirmation on this. She gently pulls a sketchbook out of her bag and flips to a blank page. Sketch... sketch... what's she drawing now?
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 02:52:51 104809
"What is that?" She looked over at what was being nudged towards her, ham sandwich still in hand. "A uh, hot dog? Or at least, a piece of one. It don't look too scary. Sure, I'll try it. Wait, y'all ain't trying to pull a fast one on me, right? Not gonna bite into this thing and it's apocalypse hot?"

"Wait, magic?" She almost didn't notice Reiko starting to sketch away in the corner there, or the look her way although the talk of the Charmin advert got a chuckle out of her. "Yeah I got no idea what's up with that. I guess it's memorable right? Ain't gonna forget a bear wiping its ass any time soon."
Hoshi Kogane 2019-05-06 03:13:37 104810
"Because Rei-chan asked." Hoshi answers Moriko like it's the most obvious thing in the world. She begins to eat her lunch, and one of her stars pops out, wearing a tophat and waving a tiny wand that also ends in a star. That star begins to float above Riley, examining with curiousity.
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 03:16:34 104811
Moriko Hayashi fishes around in her bag and pulls out her pack of well worn playing cards, a normal pack, not the green backed ones funny enough. Those are kind of pricy to replace, to be fair. Still! She takes a bite of her food, then begins to shuffle the cards, the chopsticks held between her lips.

She spends a few moments shuffling while wondering why bears were chosen, she never did figure that out herself. Setting the deck before Riley, she says, "Shuffle, cut or scramble them how you want." Keeping it a simple enough trick. Moriko's own magical constructs are green backed dragon cards, a type of trick deck. However, in this case, Hoshi's response is just met with the deck fanning out, revealing just the two jokers.
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 03:23:50 104812
Reiko Touyama seems to facepalm at nothing from Riley's perspective, probably. A tiny orange koi appears next to her and mimics this as it shakes it's head. She's kind of glad Riley is mundane and not magical. Sometimes you just need a friend who doesn't know about that stuff. Right?

She gently shows a quick Prism Keeper comic, 4koma style. Panels are as follows!

"Oh no, our hardest enemy yet!" says Prism Keeper Orange. "Indeed!" says Yellow. Green is there, grabbing the brim of her magical top hat.

Second Panel is a big black bear youma.

Third Panel is it with an exclamation mark.

Fourth is the bear running for a porta-potty, showing the Prism Keeper's heads from behind with sweat drops over them.

"Maybe bears just use the bathroom a lot for those commercials." she says intently.

She looks between Moriko and Riley though as Moriko tells Riley to shuffle the deck and such. "Ooooh~"
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 03:28:26 104813
Riley swallowed down a bite of her sandwhich, more quickly so she wouldn't be talking with her mouth full." Mm... Okay, sure. I'll bite. Gimme." She took the cards when offered, shuffling them very carefully. "This is gonna be one of those "is this your card" things, right?" She was still casually, but rather deftly shuffling the cards as she looked over to Reiko, raising an eyebrow at the sudden facepalm then looking down to the sketch she was working on. "What've you got goin' there?" She said, as she split and shuffled the deck back into itself again before handing them back with a smile. "Yeah that there is pretty well shuffled I reckon."
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 03:58:43 104815
Moriko Hayashi rests her chin on her hand and watches the shuffling, seeming quite laconic about it. She takes the shuffled and cut deck. Picks it up and transfers it to her left hand, then faces it towards Riley, gesturing to it with her free hand. "You'll agree that this is thoroughly shuffled right?" Before setting the deck back in the right hand and setting it on the table with the face showing. Spreading it out, the whole deck is now in order, from the hearts suit to the spades. Anyone on her side might catch her pocketing the second deck, but that's half the fun, right?

Looking to Reiko and the art she gestures to it and asks curiously, "So if you update this sort of thing, like if you re-draw it all, does it stay consistent?" She's being kind of vague about the question mind you.
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 04:00:25 104816
Reiko Touyama translates Moriko's question as 'If I change a thing in the art, does it change you as a Prism Keeper?'. She coughs. "I try to keep in consistent, just in case things look screwy." she says matter of factly. "Not sure how fans would react." she insists.

She smiles at Riley. "I draw comics. Mostly... Prism Keepers. It's... a game. of... magical. heroes that we used to play when we we're smaller. Now it's mostly a story and comic a friend and I do..." she says meekly.

She shifts a bit gently as she watches the trick with wide eyes as she lets Moriko do her thing.
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 04:09:37 104817
"Yup. That there is shuffled. Swear I've seen this one bef- oooh! Hah, that's awesome!" She grinned, taking another bite of her sandwich. "How'd ya pull that one off? Oh wait, second deck? Betting you had a second deck. Aaaah that was totally it, right?"

Her attention turned briefly to the sketch and the comic, checking how it was going quickly before turning her attention back to the magician. "Was I right?" She looked almost smug, like a detective who had just solved a huge riddle.
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 04:14:48 104818
Moriko Hayashi shrugs and says, "That's half the fun isn't it? Figuring out which of the ways I did it. Usually is done with a cooler though, yeah." She takes the deck and stuffs it back into her pack, then says, "It's easier than trying to do a force right now. Those usually require both hands and talking."

To Reiko, she nods after a moment and thinks she understands. Maybe. "So no updates on designs down the road? Or do they work?"
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 04:19:12 104819
Reiko Touyama answers. "I mean. I could try a new... change if you wanted?" she asks curiously. "But... small. Don't want to have such a drastic change!" she says as she smiles to Riley.

"A magician never reveals her secrets!" she huffs. "I mean that's no fun if you know how the trick works..." she trails off as she looks down at her sketchbook.
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 04:24:59 104820
"It's another deck. Gotta be." She says, before taking another bite. "So uh, what's with the comic? Said it was a game you used to play?" She looked over at the sketch again, trying to figure out what exactly she was drawing. "Superhero thing I take it?"
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 04:28:41 104821
Moriko Hayashi shrugs and grins, "I dunno, two of my favorites are more than happy to explain jokes. There's a different kind of magic in pulling those tricks off even when the person knows how it was done."

Looking to Riley she does add, "I did admit it was a cooler, that's the prepared deck. It's just a quick swap while you're distracted."
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 04:30:08 104822
Reiko Touyama stutters when Riley asks about her comic. "W-well kind of! In Japan, we have 'Magical Girls'. Like girl superheroes I guess, sure!" she says. "And we used to play a make believe game. And now it's just a comic... I draw..." yup. That's totally all it is.

Just a comic. She takes a deep breath.

She smiles at Moriko. "I know, but sometimes it's fun not knowing too..." she says quietly. "I mean.. once in a while." she shrinks down in her seat a bit, hunching forward, holding her sketchbook to her chest a moment.
Riley Hunter 2019-05-06 04:36:04 104823
"Hah! Called it. Didn't know what you meant by "cooler" there though. I was thinkin' you were on about some bigger trick in mind involving one of those blue iceboxes." She rummaged around in her pack some more, pulling out a can of coke, snapping it open and taking a long swig which ended with a satisfied "ah".

"That's pretty cool. I'll be honest, I completely suck at drawing. Just comes out looking like a dang scribble. It's all practice I reckon, not that different to my guitar but..." She just sort of tailed off and shrugged.
Moriko Hayashi 2019-05-06 04:41:44 104824
Moriko Hayashi glances at her phone briefly, pointing over her shoulder, "I've got to get back to class, but I'll see you guys after classes alright? I want to get a few things done and out of the way anyway." She looks to Reiko and adds, "Maybe we could get finish our shopping trip now that you know, break's over and we're not all distracted."
Reiko Touyama 2019-05-06 04:43:26 104825
Reiko Touyama nods a bit. "Well... I can try drying you! It'll be neat, you'll see!" she says to Riley with a smile! Reiko is a prodigy level artist. Her stuff is super impressive. She looks to Moriko as the lunch tone goes off. "Eep! Yes lunch is over!" she says as she packs her stuff quickly. And the leftover rice and tiny hot dogs. She huffs a bit.

"Yes, maybe Riley-chan can come along?" she smiles wide. She looks to Riley. "Moriko needs help shopping for new clothes. I promised to help." she says softly.

"I'll see you tomorrow, guys!" she says as she hops to her feet! And off she goes!