13 August 2017 @ 02:09 pm
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Scenario: your culinary arts students are looking at you like you're dinner. (You got licked.)

Suggestions?
 
 
13 August 2017 @ 09:30 am
[For once Chiaki wasn't playing a game, instead she was sitting with her Pokemon, the device firmly in her grasp as she looked straight at it, giving off a stern look.]

So, I can finally say that I am planning on having the Game Night within the next few days. Hopefully by next Saturday because... Today might be a bit too soon. [She frowned slightly. She had been so distracted she didn't have enough time to actually set it up either.]

But I have the games all sorted at least. [She turned her device around, showing off the... giant pile of video games she currently had considered. Each of various consoles.]

I also have plans for snack items, but for those who are planning to come can bring their own food or drink, just make sure it's within reason.

[She leant back for a moment, starting to fiddle with the device a bit more.]As for the time, it would start around 4 in the afternoon till late at night. People can come at any time they want and Pokemon are welcome.

I think that is all for the time being. unless any more questions need to be asked. [Give her a moment.]

Oh and if you want to stay over, I'd have to ask Sync beforehand, but I think a slumber party would be fun as well...
 
 
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.

 
 
 *There's a beautiful blonde on the screen, her eyes bright and a hand pressed to her chest*

Good afternoon, everyone!

*At the sound of such a lovely female voice, Jack falls into a small outburst of giggles*

What a thing it is, to have skin and flesh, a heart with a pulse!

*That hand presses a little harder on the breast*

I can hear it! I can feel it!

*Excuse her while those giggles start up again*

[Action - Fayren, later Genessia]

There is a lovely young blonde woman, running and twirling, revelling in the very excitement of being alive. She claps her hands and skips around town, every so often stopping to take gulps of air.

This is so fun that later on, Eleanor can be found in Genessia, seeking a place to dance the night away and take part in all sorts of the joys of being alive!
 
 
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Well, this is off to a bad start. Especially with that stupid paperboy breaking my window with another newspaper. Again.

[He even shows the said window, which is now shattered thanks to the said incident.]

But anyways, I got something on my mind lately. The arcade is good and all, but does Genessia, Nova, or Attleton have a skate park or a laser tag or something? I'm kind of bored with just video games and comics around.

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[Later, he really wants something ever since the last Olympics sport.]

Does anyone know how do I get a cool motorbike? More importantly, do they allow 12-years-old kids to drive a bike?

Bounty: Death at the Zoo [Action/Solo] [Bounty Link]

Tony doing some justice under the cut )
 
 
01 August 2017 @ 01:20 am
[ After relocating from the bay and listening to the message the young girl in the hologram had given, Hiro hadn't wasted too much time thinking about things before deciding to test out ways to use the device he'd found at his side. Everything was still kind of confusing, but at least the technology was cool! It was probably going to be a really important thing to have.

Note to self: don't lose item or delete from inventory.

It took only a few minutes to figure out the basics of the network posting system. A lot of other people seemed to be introducing themselves, so maybe that meant he should too? It was a first step, anyway. ]


a. text
your text here )

b. video
Read more... )

c. action
Read more... )
 
 
29 July 2017 @ 07:37 pm
[The feed clicks on to show a rather confused boy, having just seen the welcome hologram and still not quite sure what just happened. Kidnapped? Wasn't that exactly what he and his surviving friends had just gone through... sort of...? It takes him a few seconds to realize he'd turned on the video feed to ask some questions and instead spaced out. Whoops.]

A-Ah, uh, hi? Sorry, I'm kind of... [He rubs at one of his eyes, taking a quick breath to steady himself. Why did he feel like he'd been in a deep sleep...? Last he remembered, he wasn't even...]

I guess I'm new here? I'm pretty lost, but I guess you all had the same experience when suddenly ending up here. My name is Makoto Naegi. [Best assume he's in a foreign place... well, that's where he is now, right? He'd go with western order, here.] It's nice to meet you all. I guess given the way things are back home, if it's safe here, that's... [... Better? No, he'd still rather be with his friends. He didn't even really get to see what was beyond the front doors of the school. Had she been telling the truth?] Well, that's good, I guess.

[The video feed would linger a bit longer before he'd end it with a goodbye, but he could also be found walking around the Bay, reading the map and asking passersby about this strange new place he'd found himself in.]
 
 
27 July 2017 @ 01:41 pm
[At first there is silence, though something is definitely turned on. Someone is definitely waiting for something. Then, a guitar begins to play


After it fades, there is a breath and then a slow steady strum of chords, as if to provide background noise]


You know, it's a common misconception that the world is a pretty placid place. That every once in a while, something astounding may drop from the sky or drive up out of the ground, changing life as we know it. But change happens continually all around you. From when you're just walking down the street to when you're sleeping. Skin cells die, skin cells are created. Neural networks and pathways connect as you dream or don't and every breath you're inhaling just a little bit of the cosmos.

So, really, with all that change in mind, constantly going around like an ant inside your brain, you can't really expect me to be surprised by the complete change of location. Because, trust me, I'm not. Bit worried about the timing however, since I'm expected places. [a pause] Ah, it can wait. Give me what you've got.

[he begins to play again.]

The name... is Jhhh Joe, by the way... [a hard riff] Joe Cool.
 
 
25 July 2017 @ 12:20 pm
[Same story different cover, is what he's already deduced.

The piecing together of what's happened, again, is the only thing keeping this feed from being interspaced with gunfire.

You should all be thankful.

As it is, he's deeply annoyed, but not terrified nor confused as he pointedly ignores a child staring directly at him, unblinking, as their ice cream cone melts into their hand.

There's a reason he's not turning the video feed on, he knows this stupid game
]

I've already collected the requisite information from that filthy cave and the supplied pamphlets, endeavor not to tell me anything that isn't already contained within either of these.

I've really only a small collection of questions, starting with: Does the name Holli Would strike anyone as familiar, and ending with a request for employment.

I'd consider them both of equal importance.
 
 
24 July 2017 @ 01:20 pm
I noticed that people don't normally do this kind of thing, but I wanted to know who was willing to join me on a gaming night?

I usually have gaming nights at home with roommates from time to time in which we stay up for as long as possible playing any and all kinds of games. We have a huge variety of snacks and food to eat and drinks to have while gaming.

It will be fun, I can assure you. If you are interested let me know. The date for the gaming night will be the 29th of July.

Now I have asked that I do have another question. To those who are my friends I am wondering, what is it about me that you like exactly?

I am just curious about something, that's all.
 
 
21 July 2017 @ 05:24 pm
[When he first wakes, he doesn't attempt to open the coffin, instead, he spends time wondering if everything over the past five years had been just another dream...another nightmare, that that is reality. The soft interior of his coffin is strange, though, and it gets his attention. This isn't his coffin. It was far too luxurious to be the one he'd been confined to for 30 years.

The cover slides open, and the pale man inside takes a look around, frowning down at the things he's been left with before stepping out into the waters surrounding the coffin, metallic boots sliding easily enough through the pool.
]

Mmm.

[The only sound he makes at first as he off-handedly pockets the bills and makes his way to the ramp and up to the street level. Crimson eyes dark as a hand moves to his hip and a very large three-barreled pistol at his him. He doesn't draw the weapon, but relaxes quickly enough, clearly seeing that the danger has passed. The holographic glow makes his face, partially obscured by the wide color of a tattered red opera cape, seem to glow in the low light of the early evening. He tilts his head to the side once the recording comes to a close, turning his gaze toward the map stand, thin eye-brows lowering as he turns toward it.]

...maps. Captives. [He lets out a quiet sigh.] What's next?
 
 
19 July 2017 @ 08:26 pm
{ACTION}

[1. The Bay.] )



[3.Fai's cat cafe.] )


{TEXT}


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{>Video}


[After the incomprehensible text, the device switches to video when the right button gets hit by accident. What can be seen on the screen is mostly just blackness and what seems to be a....giant tongue. And very sharp fangs, closing upon the camera. There's a crunching noise, a loud beep and then all that can be seen is a blur.

Dray got started and stopped gnawing on the communicator when it made an angry noise at him. Perhaps the weird thing is alive. He peers down at it and finally, a steady image can be seen. It's not all clear if the person looking down at the camera is male or female but it's sure covered in light golden hair and has two big ears on its head.]
 
 
18 July 2017 @ 09:23 pm
[Belle looks a little unsure as she addresses the network.]

Excuse me. My name is Belle.

I apologize for addressing everyone so soon. My roommate, Ildikó odala, has vanished. I haven't seen her for a few days now and... I'm worried. I fear she's left for good.

If that is the case I need to find housing else-ware or someone interested in housing with me.

Please let me know. Thank you for your attention and time.
 
 
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.
 
 
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). }
 
 
10 July 2017 @ 01:34 pm
[Chiaki had managed to position the device so that it was facing her television and in part facing the side of her face. The girl herself had a controller in her hand and her Pokemon sitting next to her preparing themselves for a gaming session.]

Mimikyu, can you go check if everything is set up. Thank you.

[Smiling gently at the Pokemon, the Pokemon in question went to check while the other two were fast asleep on the other side. After a moment if looking they come back.]

Okay, great. That means I can start streaming soon.

[Once she was sure she started testing a few things, buttons movement and the like before putting the controller down and paying attention to the phone.]

Hello. My name is Chiaki Nanami. I'm a gamer and because of that, I play games when not working in the arcade. I also stream it so people can watch, but... I like to ask people what games they would like to see played around here and I can see what I can do.

[She paused for as moment.]

But for today the game I am playing is called Smash Kangaroo. It's really fun but can frustrate some people.

[Chiaki hadn't really done a full playthrough of it yet, which is why it was chosen as her game for playing today.]

At least that is what I have heard from natives around here anyway.
 
 
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 @ 01:43 am
[The video starts with a certain spy boy back in K&H Homes petting his Sound Wave Pokemon. And thankfully for the first time since he arrived here, he is just glad that he's back in his room after that spirit attack a few weeks ago.

However, he does have one dilemma right now, which is the reason behind his latest video.]


So looks like those crazy spirits are gone. That's good news.

Although the bad news is how can I even defend myself...

So, does anyone recommend me somewhere to buy some weapons for me to use? Or better yet, help me use magic or stuff?

[Even though he will get some rejections, he has to cry and beg for this, knowing that telling that he's a secret agent in public is very bad news.]
 
 
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.


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