23 September 2017 @ 05:05 pm
[It was as Weiss said.

One day, Regis was here enjoying a peaceful evening at his home and next he was gone. Death had claimed him once more. He had returned to nothingness into the bleak afterlife only to be reawakened yet again. Regis didn't think he would be returned to this land, back to Genessia. He thought his days were done and prophecy fulfilled. Fate had been exceeding cruel towards him, so never once did he think a miracle would occur.

Despite being returned in a rather dishelved state slightly drenched thanks the pier and blood upon his person, Regis only has one person on his mind.

...Correction, two .
]

Do I dare ask if my son is here? [ The last he seen of Noctis, the young man was passed out upon the sofa prior to his disappearance.] His name is Noctis.

Noctis Lucis Caelum.

[His heart will ache if his son is no longer here in this world but Regis is hopeful.]

In turn, is Weiss Schnee still present? If so, I request an audience with her. It's been quite a long time since last paid her a visit.
 
 
Text - Public - Morning
[ Atelier Sakura is Ayame's second clothing store, which had been open for business for some time with relative success. Wanting to change that, Ayame devised a plan to attract more customers by making her store more inviting, and tonight is the night to make those plans a reality. Sending out a text to the network, Ayame invites people from other cities to come visit her refurbished store ]

Good morning, Genessia. Atelier Sakura of Fayren is having a re-opening night at 6:00pm. It is my second store, where I sell traditional Japanese clothing and accessories. You don't have to buy anything, but I encourage you to drop by nonetheless just to see the store along with the newly added light display, and try some Japanese snacks.

Until tonight. Your visit would be much appreciated.

Action - Fayren, Atelier Sakura - Evening
[ As for the store it self. It's built near the outskirts of Fayren where it's nestled in a small wooded area; surrounded by a copse of tall trees. The store lies on top of elevated ground. A slowly ascending path connecting to Fayren's roadways lead people to the store, but now illuminated with glowing pillars of rolled textiles encased in glass tubes. The short path forks slightly, with one leading to the entrance to a traditionally Japanese building, and another to a small fountain with a decorated stone orb that sits above the crystal clear water. Inside the store is a large "genkan", where the customers can interact with the staff on the elevated wooden platforms without having to take off their shoes, unless they're interested in getting fitted with a kimono.

Ayame can be seen wearing a kimono of her own creation. Depending on the hour of the night, she is either indoors talking to her customers with a drink in hand, or outside by the fountain, watching her customers enjoy the scenery, standing by the food stall manned by random men from a subarchway who she hired to serve some Japanese street food. There's okonomiyaki (savory pancake made with flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, and some pork belly), taiyaki (cake with fillings, usually red bean paste but is also available in custard, chocolate, cheese, or sweet potato), takoyaki (ball-shaped wheat-flour snacks with diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion. It's topped with mayonaisse, takoyaki sauce, green laver, and some dried bonito flakes) and yakisoba (stir-fried soba noodles with pork, diced vegetables, and fried egg).
]
 
 
14 September 2017 @ 12:11 pm
[Video]

[The video opens to the familiar sight of the Bay, the device being held by a large bald man in a finely crafted suit. He gazes down at the device, light blue eyes almost seeming to glow in the gloom of the bay, face perfectly neutral.

He continues to stare down at the device in silence, the only sound being the waters of the bay echoing off the stone walls. Finally, just when it seems the recording will only consist of a creepy bald guy staring at the phone, he speaks, his voice deep and calm.]


"Testing."

[Action (Near the Bay and around Genessia)]

He leaves the Bay, comes upon Weiss' hologram, and listens patiently, still showing no signs of emotion. When it's done speaking, he grabs some of the pamphlets and brochures offered and leaves to explore the city. In one gloved hand he carries a black metal briefcase, bearing an interesting symbol in silver.

He'll be exploring the city until well after nightfall, then get a late dinner at wherever's still open and head back to Genessia Commonspace.

((OOC: Cheatcode hint: 47 likes kids and animals, in case you'd like a higher chance of a positive interaction.))
 
 
09 September 2017 @ 02:39 am
[Who]: Anastasia and YOU. red shirts need not attend
[Where]: Holodeck'd, space adventure program.
[When]: Morning
[Warnings]: Womulans! *jazz hands*

[It was probably as good a time as any. After having learned the uses of the Holodeck'd, Anastasia made arrangements to play in it. Seeing her future or reliving her past was out of the question, so she chose a program that fascinated her people. The concept of space travel.

Of course, what kind of a brat would she be if she didn't dress up for the playtime? Anastasia was dressed in a little metallic purple dress with matching knee-high boots as she entered Holodeck'd and started the program.

Finding herself now in a realistic futuristic bridge of a ship sailing silently with panoramic view of a endless black void dotted with shimmering stars and massive planets.

The young lady smiled brightly in childlike wonder, watching one gas giant on the left side of the space ship come into view, slowly get larger until it was unfathomably huge, then shrink back into the distance. Then she looked ahead and saw one of the rocky moons dead in front. She was on a collision course.

Anastasia checked the helm station having absolutely no idea how to steer this space boat. It was just a wild guess to run her hand over the panel, then feeling the ship tilt to the left and narrowly miss the moon. She sighed in relief and put the ship back on its original course; Adventure.

Of course, every cute space ship captain needs some crew to help her out. Who is brave enough to join her for adventure? You can be with her at the start, or join her later exploring planets.]</small>

Alien World 1 )

Alien World 2 )

PIRATES! IN! SPACE! )

Alien World 3 )

Alien World 4 )
 
 
28 August 2017 @ 08:05 am
[ ACTION ]

In Genessia City, wandering around today, is a lanky teenaged hobo former hobo.

He's hitting up all of the grocery stores he can walk to.

Not specifically to buy anything ... if someone runs into him, they'll catch him scowling and looking at prices under his breath. Shinjiro knows how it looks, though, and he'll usually walk out of the store with something. A jar of concentrated miso. Cabbage, vinegar, carrots, onion. He tries to pick things which don't weigh too much, considering his trek about town, but he also tries to pick things which won't spoil too quickly. After all, even though he hasn't found a job just yet, whatever he does find might not give him a lot of time to do more than quick food prep.

He might run into people there, or on his way from store to store.

Eventually, though, he'll end up at an nondescript cafe near Genssia Commons, buying the cheapest tea on its menu. Sitting outside, bags stacked on the ground beside him against the wall, he tries to do some research on the futuristic smart phone. Shinjiro looks frustrated, and it's really very clear he's not used to the device he was given on arrival.

Shinjiro also looks deeply conflicted about something.




[ TEXT ] [ ANONYMOUS ] ((hackable))


how does healthcare work in Genessia?

also have there ever been cases of Apathy Syndrome here?

troll away I guess but a serious answer would be nice.
 
 
Current Mood: determined
Current Location: Genessia City
 
 
25 August 2017 @ 10:56 pm
[It was in the evening hours when the video comes on, Anastasia was wearing her favorite Sylveon-themed nightgown, complete with a Sylveon ear hood up on her head. An actual Sylveon can be seen in the background, sleeping on its back on the girl's bed.]

I have a question about the Holodeck'd. Is it possible to use it to play hypothetical scenarios from your own home world? Like, see what happens if you had done something differently?

Or perhaps see what would happen if one were to confront a coming challenge as one is now?
 
 
If you were to be kidnapped and held for ransom, how much or what would you expect the payment to be?

I'd like to think I'm worth 666 virgins of noble birth.



[Action: Various Locations]

[Grell made sure to stop by both shelters of The Red House Foundation in Genessia City and Everglade. She has to make sure things are running smoothly, that staff are abiding by regulations, and that residents are being treated well. She let the children at either shelter play with her hair, since there's so much of it (it's almost touching the floor). So if anyone catches her with her hair in multiple braids full of ribbons and flowers, then...well point it out!

A few hours after her visit to the shelters (no longer with braids and such) in Nova City, a promotional event is held for her new holographic lingerie line, Hard Light, with herself and two other models on the street in front of the company helping create the technology. A crowd is gathered to watch the display, taking pictures and recording the event. Using a special compact for changing clothing, Grell goes from a red skirt suit to showing off something catering to a darker side with just a few taps, while the other models wear something more delicate and inclusive of the range of sizes the technology could compliment.

Around 4pm, Grell is at her lingerie shop in Fayren, changing the mannequins in the shop window to display something similar to what was in the promotional event. Yet around 6pm, she can be found napping in that display window, back against the wall and slumped against the window, device in her hand. It's obvious that she was using it before falling asleep...

She's had a long day!]
 
 
08 August 2017 @ 06:42 am
I need volunteers from everyone and anyone willing to plot their lifelines on a chart. There's a pattern to the fluctuations from the universes that I can't quite see yet. Granted, we could take this entire plane as a temporal anomoly, or a place in which time exists only onto itself, which I believe is the most convenient way to look at it, but that leaves the more pressing issue of how the other universes do not apply their timefields evenly.

At first I thought it might have to do with merely each individual, someone running away, or looking for someone, but it appears even that oversimplifies things.

I know a few people mentioned dying in their main timelines, but we also have people who continued their timelines after death. So if you could clarify that correlation and whether you expect a lot to continue in your proper timeline or not.

Anyway, I'm gonna try to chart the pattern, so if you could tell me your age, comparable to lifespan, and whether you have anyone from your related universe here and when you are from in relation to them, and major life events distancing you. I just learned how to do the locking and encoding thing here, so I'll keep any and all anonymity or secrets from friends, yeah?

Thanks!
 
 


After the weeks it took to finish, Ayame's first ever house is ready to open it's golden gate for guests. The groundwork was from the effort of Attleton's hardworking people; but Ayame finished the rest, putting together the floors, the walls, and roofs with nothing but her power. Every door is open for guests to come see every room inside at their own leisure, with the plants at the gardens at full bloom and an open swimming pool in the backyard as the centerpiece of the house. Ayame's Attleton neighbors, and friends in the fashion industry help populate this night of revelry...

The Backyard & Swimming Pool

Directly from the main gate are two large hardwood doors leading to the infinity pool. The roof is yet to be installed along with the walls, so it is for the meantime an outdoor swimming experience and a part of the entire backyard where the party is held. The tea room is yet to be installed, so in it's place is a small platform that acts as a stage for the performers. The bonsai greenhouse is also not built yet as well, allowing for more space in the backyard for guests to use as a patio with the bar, serving up drinks provided by Gale Reinhardt's night clubs After Life and Hangar Queen, including the special cocktails only available in both clubs. Assorted water guns are available for use.

There is a drinking challenge at the bar for anyone over 16. It can be a drinking contest between two or more individuals, with the last person standing is declared the winner. Or it can be a single-player match against the bartender, where he or she provides drinks that gets progressively stronger. If the contestant survives the strongest drink, they win the game. Winners get a prize of a glass trophy of themselves, a commemoratory photo with a certificate of proof that they won, a gift basket of snacks, and bragging rights.

The Dining Area

With it's doors and windows all open, the dining area is temporarily one with the backyard so guests can come and go to sample the Taiwanese feast on display on the dining table and kitchen island. Main dishes include Taiwanese-styled popcorn chicken (marinated with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, five-spice, and white pepper before being fried, making dipping sauces unnecessary), tofu fries, gua bao (pork buns, although available in chicken), black pepper buns (much like the gua bao, only the meat is stuffed inside the bread and is baked in a tandoor), & scallion pancakes (a flaky flatbread treat that comes with just the scallions, or can be used as a wrap for beef and chicken, with the added egg).

Desserts include: Run bing (peanut brittle shavings with scoops of ice cream, wrapped in a spring roll wrapper), red bean & pineapple cakes, finishing off with assorted bubble teas.

There is an eating challenge at the kitchen. Survive eating a full course meal of chicken or lamb curry with Carolina Reapers. Superhumans get an extra helping of the peppers to make it fair as possible. Preparing it requires the cook to wear a gas mask, and even inhaling the aroma of the peppers from a few feet away can cause most people to feel it burn their nose and throat. The contestant must finish the entire meal to win the full prize of a glass trophy of themselves, a t-shirt of proof that they won, a plush toy, and bragging rights. Not finishing only leaves them with participation t-shirt with a gold star that says "I tried".

The Living Spaces

With most of the noise being outside, the inside of the house is fairly quiet in comparison. The living room is still a place where people gather to converse without all the noise or risk getting splashed with water. Upstairs are the bedrooms, which are all open for people to come in and observe, with the two master bedrooms connected by the two-floored walk-in closet displaying all of Ayame's massive collection of clothes, bags, hats, shoes, and accessories. You're welcome to touch them or even try some of them on, but don't expect to vandalize it or leave the room with them without alerting the host. She's very protective of her collection.

Perhaps the quietest place in the house is also the most traditional. The guest portion of the house have tatami rooms both up and downstairs, with the latter having an elevated wooden corridor next to a small garden, providing fresh air to those who want to take a break or have a more private conversation.

 
 
06 August 2017 @ 05:03 am
[A young girl appears on the feed, laying on her belly upon her bed. A sporty uniform was hanging on a closet door behind her. She looked comfy resting her chin on a rolly-polly panda doll.]

Hello, everyone. I had fun cheerleading for Nova City at the games. I hope there will be another Olympic games next year. It was lonely not having anyone else with me, though.

But I'm seeing something weird on the network. Some people are talking like they are not themselves. Is there a bug going around?

And, another question. Can anyone give me an example of "rockin' roll" music?
 
 
[It's been a little over a day since Soma left the hospital in a rush, without telling anyone - not even the nurse on duty. That alone had caused something of an uproar, but it was a thing he wasn't willing to deal with just yet. But that didn't mean he didn't have obligations that were important to him.]

[It's early evening, not that you can tell it in the video. Soma's standing in a marble hallway somewhere, with rather opulent furnishings surrounding him. He looks... well, to be frank he looks shell-shocked.]


Ana. I... I'm sorry about the other day. I didn't know it was that bad. I'm feeling better now, and I have you to thank for that, but... something has come up. I don't know if it's good or bad yet - it has the potential to go either way. I can't leave the castle right now. She's... Lisa's in a bad way. She was badly burned when she arrived.

[He takes a moment to gather himself, to take a deep breath and try to focus.] I don't know how, but she's here. Dracula's wife.
 
 
25 July 2017 @ 04:13 am
[Now that Anastasia is completely safe from burning to death from the summer weather, she is taking more opportunities to play outside. Sorry, Satsuki!

Anastasia is with her smaller Pokémon somewhere where is plenty of room and out of people's way. She's dressed as pretty as she usually does, a cat-themed dress with a cat ear hairband. Her goal today is pretty simple. She plans to practice singing. She sets up a radio and hits play, and a adorably obnoxious song begins.

Anastasia's Sylveon was supposed to hold the camera phone and record the girl doing a cat dance and singing along. But it seems it was a public broadcast on the network instead!

Whoops.

Despite this, Anastasia has clearly been practicing and has gotten pretty decent at singing.]


You and I together now, hyuu hyuu~
My heartbeat's hot and getting faster!
Wearing my cute kitty band with you,
Let's go roll around together on the floor~!

Summertime is hot, isn't it? Fuu~ fuu~
Fan plugged in and cooling me down some more.
My ice cream's melting now, drippy~ drippy~
Ahh~ It's just a bit sad to me!
 
 
16 July 2017 @ 07:54 pm
[David starts up the video feed and he looks much better than he did the last time he started it.]

So a belated congratulations to all current Guardians. I’m positive you will all do or continue to do a good job.

[To the next order of business.]

So like many of the other Guardians, I’m putting a call out for anyone interested in being a Deputy Guardian. Your job essentially would boil down to helping to protect Genessia City. For a while now I’ve only had Karla as a Deputy, but I think it is time to fix that. I don’t have any hard requirements for anyone interested in joining, there are many different ways that a person can help out with protecting the city. There are some possible changes that I’m considering for the future and having a full team could help with that.

If you would like to converse over the potential job, we can do so over this device. Otherwise, you can meet me in the Guardian’s Office in Genessia City [Address to the office is here] My door is always open to anyone, so don’t be afraid to drop by.

On a different note, I am thinking about opening up an MMORPG style branch of Holodeck’d. Granted, there is no Online aspect of it, so I guess it’d just be an MMRPG. You’d be your character and be able to adopt the look of your character model, use your own physical movements to engage in combat, ect. I suppose this is an interest check for that as well.
 
 
16 July 2017 @ 10:21 pm
[As opposed to his usual aggressively sounding network posts, today Grievous has an air of almost melancholy contemplation about him.]

When is it time to cease grieving for something that has been lost?
 
 
14 July 2017 @ 12:39 pm
ANON MEME


It's been over a year since our last honestly honest anonymous chat. We can all be honest (or honestly have fun) and not have to worry about what anyone else thinks when our identities aren't tied to what we're saying. Same rules as last time so I'm just copy/pasting:
    1. Only reply with anonymous text! If you say something logged in, I'll freeze the thread and put a bounty on your head for ruining everyone's fun.

    2. Put thread topics in the subject line. Don't get off topic, if you want to talk about something else start a new thread. I'll throw a few discussion topics up, but you can feel free to bring up your own, namedrop people to talk about them, whatever you want.

    3. If you bring up personal problems don't whine when people give you answers you don't like.
Those are the only rules, get going.


{ OOC NOTE: All replies to this post are automatically considered anonymous unless otherwise stated in the subject line. If you intentionally have your character reply while 'logged in' Emerald really will freeze the thread. Whether she actually does the bounty part depends on how much she really wants to annoy your character. This is essentially an IC anon meme, except it's actually in-game because Emerald is bored and wasting time at work (sorry Johnny, the kiddos at the arcade only waited a couple of minutes while she posted- she promises they were being twits anyway). }
 
 
[Text OTA]

[There's no easy way to say this. Might as well get directly to the point.]

This second spirit attack revealed that the pokemon that we've been given are as real as the sprites; that is, the majority of the population without necklaces.

[He considers adding an "I'm sorry", but decides to leave it at that. He'll add something cheerier.]

If anyone has been drained by said spirits and would like aid, let me know. I should be at one's disposal soon.

Private texts to Anastasia, Satsuki, and Augustine )

[Action, closed.]

The original pokemon were better )

Private Texts
Anastasia )

Bracken )

Moon )

Konoka )

Magician )

Sans )

Strength )

Sonico )

Star )

Sync )

Professor Augustine Sycamore )

Tony )

To all )

[Action, closed]
Back to the grindstone: extermination bounty )
 
 
04 July 2017 @ 02:03 am
[Action] Waking Up - Not in Animus nor Solum

[Waking up in strange places becomes a norm for a 15-years-old werewolf teen like Ryder. It might because that his fainting spells and the after effects of his transformations may cause his best friend or mentor to drag him either to the hospital or his own home at the dojo to recuperate. Except for this time, he starts to notice that he's not waking up in his bedroom or a hospital room, but finds himself in a strange cocoon with a white box on his chest.

Obviously, his reaction to all of this is just a scream of horror at the thought that he might have kidnapped by someone. Not only that, after he managed to calm down and opened the cocoon to get out, he then sees his own reflection, revealing that he somehow reverted back into his human form. He is confused about it at first since he did notice that his Lunae Lumen amulet is still in his pocket. But once he steps out of the cave and sees the modernized city in front of him, he realizes that he is not in Somnium City. In fact, he's not even in Animus anymore.]


W-W-WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?!!!

[Judging by how loud Ryder scream, anyone might hear it (and get disturbed by it) if they pass by. I suggest you better calm him down before he gets a panic attack.]

[Video] A Few Points

[Eventually after he saw the holographic welcome, he realized that not only he's in some kind of another realm or world, but the fact neither his family, Venta nor his mentor, Kurago is nowhere to be found and that he might be stuck in Genessia for a while. Yet now he thinks about it, he feels that his whole situation might be akin to those 'Isekai' light novel genre he recently heard about. Regardless, those facts make him more scared and worried that he might not able to see them again.

But unlike before, he didn't panic as he quickly wonders if this world might be the same as Animus when it comes to its time and reality. With that, he decides to use his new smartphone to solve this. While he doesn't use the video chat function more often in Solum, he does have any knowledge of how a spiritual call works back in Animus.]


Um... Hello?

Yeah, I'm sorry about my scream if you heard it earlier... I'm actually new to this city or world as you called it, but I have some questions regarding about it. Well, weird ones since they might be crazy.

First off, is this world's time very different than my own? Like 1 week in one world is equivalent to 1 year?

Two, does this world have any full moon phases like my world? Cause I might need a full moon for myself and my charm.

And three, I managed to learn more about Fayren from one of the brochures, but can anyone tell me more about that city?

As for my reasons for asking those questions, I will let you know at the later date. I... just want to get this over with before I'm even more confused about all of this.
 
 
02 July 2017 @ 03:52 am
[The worst month of the year is here. The Summer heatwave. Anastasia hates being stuck inside, unable to set foot out of the house because of the traits of her people.


However, after seeing a cute cartoon about penguins, she got an idea.

Dressed in a pure white sundress, complete with a pretty ribbon hat and parasol, she hid in the shade of the apartment door as she had her Glaceon build the foundation for a igloo right there on the lawn, or whatever is in front of the Heavens Court Apartments.

Once it was finished, she used her own Ice and Water magic to help her Glaceon build her igloo into a little ice castle, fit for a snow princess.

The interior was hollow with a ice table and ice chairs for two. It was about 7 feet tall and 13 feet around. The exterior upwards to 10 feet tall and 14 feet around. So now Princess Anastasia took her spot in her ice castle which stuck out like a lit-up sore thumb.]


(Video)

[Anastasia appears on the network, showing off a pretty smile. She was obviously proud of herself.]

I built an ice castle! I didn't know my magic can be used for anything other than destroying. So now I can sit outside and not worry about the heat hurting me.

[She will need Glaceon to help keep it standing, of course.]
 
 
01 July 2017 @ 08:12 pm
Congratulations to the new and returning Guardians.

For those who do not know of me, I am General Grievous, one of the Deputies of Nova City under the Guardianship of Weiss Schnee.

I hope we all can work together in the future to maintain the safety and security of all the districts within Genessia and the surrounding towns and cities. Any dissent should be discussed before it escalates. Threats will be dealt with accordingly.
 
 
30 June 2017 @ 05:53 pm
[When the feed turns on, Cassian and Bodhi are sitting outside in the garden after cleaning and putting away the decorations of the home-warming party. By the small pond, Cassian‘s mudkip pokemon plays and splashes around while the vanillite freezes water droplets in mid air and turns them into ice while giggling.

Kay, the one who set the camera, comes into view holding his cat Fest in one hand and ice teas in the other. The image of a group of 'radical terrorists' Palpatine acused them to be doesn't fit them. Instead, this is a view that says: We are comfortable. This is our life now. We're not about to bring a war here.

The droid doesn't sit down but stays close to Cassian, petting the cat, and finally looks up at the camera.]


It had come to our attention that with the arrival of people from our world some things need to be explained. We would like to shed some light on the issue and ease any possible confusion about our endeavors back home.

Thank you, Kay. [Cassian gives him a smile that shows more warmth than he would let on in public under normal circumstances.] Emperor Palpatine‘s accusations against us members of the Rebel Alliance, or Alliance to Restore the Republic, were heavy. I understand if some of you are alarmed, but we have no intentions to wage war here. We understand that to battle here won’t save any lives at home.

[He pauses, struggling to hold on to the placidity he has been wrangled into for this broadcast.] Make no mistake, lives are being lost at home every day. The Empire is no benevolent government spanning the stars, it‘s a cruel dictatorship which will sacrifice millions, even billions of lives to keep its citizens enslaved. When we died fighting it, we died trying to stop a new weapon which could destroy entire planets with one shot. They have no qualms to use it. We fell victim to it.

But it‘s one word against another, and we don’t expect you to take sides. We just ask that we may live our new lives in peace. My duty is to protect and guard Attleton. That includes any Imperial citizens who choose to make it their home.


[OOC: Specify if you'd like a reply from someone specific]