[The video starts as most introduction videos to. The screen shows Max's bushy black hair before it moves down to show his face. Green eyes glare at the camera for a moment. The hologram lady is going through her usual speech and clearly Max isn't interested.]

You know, if I hadn't recently been assaulted by magic, I wouldn't believe any of this crap.

[He motions to the magazine stand, which now has all of it's papers tilted to the right and shuffled around. Have fun sorting that out.]

I'm not going to some stupid kid's house either. Fuck that noise. Someone around here has to be okay with breaking child labor-

[Max is interrupted by a very loud and familiar voice to some in the city.]

MAX!

Oh god n-

[Before Max can even finish his sentence, David is picking him up and Max drops the phone. It hits the ground but both can still be seen.]

Oh, Max, it's so great to see you! Are you okay? I know it must be pretty disorienting to be here so suddenly but you're going to be alright! I'll take care of you! Don't worry, the people here are so friendly and welcoming, you'll make so many new friends you won't know what to DO with them all and --

Somebody fucking shoot me.

Max...language.

[With that, the video ends.]
 
 
31 July 2017 @ 08:57 pm
[ The feed turns on to show a young man - a newcomer, given the Bay in the background - who seems, quite naturally, a bit out-of-sorts in a nervous kind of way. Cheerful, though! Always cheerful.

As soon as he begins to speak, some people may notice that he sounds strangely similar to a certain someone else. ]


Um... hello? I mean, hello! Before anything else, my name is David, and it's a pleasure to meet you all - even though I guess I haven't met any of you yet, technically. But still! That nice lady in the hologram seemed welcoming enough, so I'm sure we'll all be super great friends in no time. Definitely!

Thaaaat being said... Is there any way to call back home? Not that this place isn't probably amazing, and all, because I'm sure it is, but I have a bunch of young campers to look after. Sure, Gwen's still there, but she's...

[ Gwen. ]

Well, it's just a lot of work for only one person, you know?

Speaking of camp, I heard we get some sort of temporary residence when we first arrive but are there any woods around here? No offense, I'm sure the accommodations are lovely, but I'm more comfortable in a tent and sleeping bag than any apartment building. You can take the camper out of the camp, but... well, I'm sure you get the idea!

... So!

[ He beams, wide and genuine. ]

Since I don't know any of you yet, how about a fun little icebreaker? Let's do some word association! Just throw me a word and we'll go back and forth as long as we feel like.