12 August 2017 @ 10:06 am

[Video]
Good morning everyone!~

*There's a very spritely looking young woman beaming into the device. Maybe you recognise her, though she might seem just a little older. She gives a bright wave*

My name is Selphie Tilmitt, and I've just arrived here in this world! Nice to meet ya! Now, I've heard that apparently another Selphie was here before... but she must've been an impostor! So just forget everything she ever said or did, okay?

*Plus a happy head tilt - this person sure is animated*

Anyway, I wanted to say thank you very much to those of you who have been looking after my Aya for me. I know he can be an awkward grump face sometimes, so thanks to the friends he's made that have been keeping him company - I owe you one, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you too!

*Did she just say my Aya? Why yes, she did. And she sure seems comfortable with calling him an 'awkward grump face' though it's said with a great deal of warmth behind it*

[Action]

Having spent several months apart from Aya, Selphie is keen to stick to his side as much as possible right now. She'll explore later. So if anyone is curious about this new woman who has appeared in Aya's life, you'll find her in Attleton, most likely hanging about his flower shop, helping out there and there.
 

 
 
10 August 2017 @ 05:42 pm
 
Who: Captain Jack  and ANYONE
What: Just what it says on the tin
When: August 8 and 9th
Where: Noted in prompts
Why?:  Because Jack is Jack and things need to happen okay
Warnings: One of the prompts is going to contain discussions of needs and possible sex.

Prompts under cut )

 
 
09 August 2017 @ 03:54 am
[The video feed clicks on in just a moment, and when it does, everyone is greeted by a smiling young woman seated with a guitar.]

Hello everyone! I'm Mirajane, and I'm here to sing for you the ballad of Erza Scarlet and her perfect strawberry cheesecake, as requested by our guild master Mavis.

[The song that follows goes like this, starting off slow and sweet, but finishing into a resounding rock anthem crescendo, that was perhaps a little over the top for such a simple subject matter.]

Thank you for listening everyone, tune in next time to hear the misadventures of Happy and Natsu! Oh, and please remember to stop by Fairy Haven in Fayren if you're looking to have a drink, and to hear more songs from me, Mirajane!
 
 


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.

 
 
22 July 2017 @ 08:51 pm
[This is no post from the pod, in fact, he's snuck in a few days ago. He's been watching and observing people in his friendly way, but he hasn't approached anyone yet.

Demyx is bored. He isn't used to having no one to talk to so he activates his device and smiles brightly for the camera.]


Hi! I'm Demyx!

I know you can talk on this thing, so I thought I'd say hi, and do that. This place is pretty interesting, although I didn't think I'd still be here.

[He couldn't just teleport home. Weird.]

Oh well, nothing I can do about it. So, how are you?
 
 
[The lizard-like being that appears on the screen, floating in the skies of Genessia City itself is different from the one that appeared before. Shorter, to the point of being a midget with a pair of black horns sticking out of his head at 45 degree angles and striped pink sections on his arms, legs, tail and sides of his face. But the voice is all too familiar if a bit higher pitched.]

Hello again, my defiant little ants. It is I, Freeza, your Emperor speaking again having at last completed the survey of my new domain. And I think I will put on a demonstration for you all. One to make you realize just how far out of depth all to even try to stand against me.

[He's not going to mention that he has made several attempts at trying to crack the barriers in various places around here these past few days and ended up out of breath, dizzy and on the verge of passing out before his fist could even connect with one them or form a ki blast.]

As I'm sure most of you can tell, I look very different then when I came here. There is a reason for this. I decided to go to trouble of reverting back to my first form for the sake of this little demonstration.

You see, my species is a most remarkable one. We don't need sleep and can go for many years without the need to eat. We can survive horrific wounds that would kill lesser beings. We can endure nearly any environment, even the empty vacuum of space itself. And then there is our transformations...

The form you see before you is the one my kind is born in. However, it isn't our true one. My race possesses an innate and immense reserve of energy that far exceeds most lifeforms in our universe. But because the strain using it all is so great, evolution developed forms to suppress most of it and made it so that only the most naturally gifted among us could unlock said power such as myself. And so...

[He grimaces and a reddish-purple aura flares up around him. His tiny frame suddenly stretching and distorting in size and muscle Strong winds being created around him as his horns curve like that of bulls and limbs elongate and swell to three times their sizes. At last, he stands before the viewers as a towering giant version of his previous diminutive self. Those who can sense Ki or it's nearest equivalent will notice his power has also doubled. Freeza speaks now in a deep gravelly voice.]

This is the second form. Most intimidating is it not? My father, the late King Cold was the first to achieve it. And then I went and did him one better...

[Aura flaring up once, Freeza starts to change again. In seconds, he is now a squat monstrosity with an oblong skull, pointed snout, large spikes across his head and down his back and massive organic shoulder pads. The voice, a nasally snarling rasp.]

The third from. Quite the handsome devil, I am in it too. Of course, it's still only a stepping stone to...

[Powering-up a third time, cracks start to appear in the monstrous body finally shattering in a small explosion that seems to shake the entire city down below. From out of the smoke, appears the sleek androgynous form that people here should be well acquainted with. Unfathomable might radiating out of it like a warning sign for thousands of miles.]

The true and final from of my race. And believe it or not, that's far from the end of it.

[From the briefest of seconds, every muscle on his body bulked up in mass and that Ki signature of his goes through the roof and keeps going up... It will feeling like staring right into an all-consuming black hole. And then it ends as soon as it's started as if it was just a bad dream.]

I trust that some of you felt that and understood the implications. But if you didn't... I'll put it in the simplest terms possible. You cannot defeat me. My power is as vast as space itself and you are all specks that will be lost in it. Maybe there are some here who have abilities that can surprise me, perhaps even hurt me quite badly but then you'd have to be able to move at my level of speed to do it.

Are you really willing to risk losing your life and possibly the world you stand on to for that chance or will you be wise and realize how much easier things will be for all of us if you just submit my rule? Either way, I'm sure to get some entertainment from it. If you have a death wish, by all means come at me. I'll be waiting right here.
 
 
[ This is a hard text to send. It's been a couple of days since that talk, and it hasn't gotten any easier. Work has been helping keep her mind off of it, but she still has to ask.

Anonymous texting time is a go! ]


I need to overcome the feelings I have for a close friend. Is there anything any of you can suggest that may help in doing so?

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[ It's a day off, and a rare time when Adela doesn't have her new puppy on her or her digimon at her side. Instead she's decided to explore Nova City a bit, wearing something decidedly more casual than she normally wears. It helps when the weather is hot.

There are a few places she goes to stay out of the sun, from Figurine Fables to visit a familiar friend, to the After Life to visit yet another friend (or perhaps more), to the museum to learn more of all of the cities and the worlds of the inhabitants, to the planetarium, allowing her the fascination of space, and to a simple mall food court that will allow her to cool off and replenish. It all keeps her from staying in the sun for too long, and at the very least is enriching and keeping her mind clear of other problems for the moment.

It's not exactly easy to get around in a wheelchair, but she's made bigger adaptations befpre and experiences like this are still worth the trip. ]


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Private Video to Ace D. Portgas

Because she's made a decision and it's better to do it sooner before she has the chance to chicken out. )
 
 
08 July 2016 @ 12:10 pm
WHO: Anyone who signed up for this event (sign-ups are now closed).
WHAT: Escape Room Dates, brought to you by Aphrodite's Matchmaking!
WHEN: Friday, July 8th around 3pm.
WHERE: Nova City, some warehouse-looking building.
WARNINGS: See individual scenarios for information.

All of the people involved in the escape room dates will arrive in what looks like some kind of abandoned warehouse. Everyone there is then broken up into the following pairs and walked into the warehouse, which looks a lot nicer inside. A couple of NPCs lead your characters to the right areas, then explain the scenario.

Once the scenarios are explained, the doors are locked and the scenario begins! RP with your characters and when your character decides to investigate one of the key items (listed in the scenario under your pair's thread) at which point put the item indicator letter in the subject line along with how your characters decide to interact with the key items! I'll reply with what information they can get from the item or what happens to the item based on whatever your character does.

"Special" events may happen throughout the course of the thread without prompting, so watch out for replies from Emerald. I'll be putting up the scenarios, but once your pair's is posted you're welcome to start the thread.

PAIRS LIST:
Peridot / Konoka
Jefferson / Crystal
Bucky / Hikaru
Tony / Satsuki
Angelo / Yui
Anubis / Levy
Luke / Adela
Bakura / Gale
Smoker / Relena
Namur / Airy
Dave / Ace
Sans / Armin
Ted / Nora
Alice N. / Danny
Arsene / Belle
Alice M. / Blake
Demyx / Karla
 
 
05 July 2016 @ 07:35 pm
If I were to say, I'm not not exactly happy with living by myself right now. Would there be anyone who is willing to take me in for a month at least?

Just until I can feel comfortable and I'd make sure to pay for rent and other things. I don't want to feel like a bother, but I feel like this will help me for the time being.

Also for those who enjoy coming to the library often there will hopefully be some new book editions soon. So keep your eyes open for that. I would also like to note that if anyone ever has published work they would like in the library, to please let me know.

 
 
10 June 2016 @ 11:51 am
Um....

This may seem like it's coming out of the blue...ah, well,I'll just ask!

The guys in charge of the cities haven't ever had the tendency to be ruthless, bloody dictators have they?

I mean, that would be crazy! But you know....

[Totally normal question, here. Blame Icy.]
 
 
01 June 2016 @ 01:46 pm
So... Let me get this clear. The guardians are people who nominate themselves and are elected into the position of power to do whatever they want?

So if one were to want to take over, would that mean they would have to take them out in order to do so?
 
 
 
[On flips a screen of a young man listening pensively to the Weiss hologram before him with squinted eyes. It's easy to guess he's only getting more confused as his expression crosses over into annoyed.]

Whaaaaaaaaa?! Man that's a teal deer! Except in words, of course. Geez. They say I can't leave? Well watch this!

[And when he tries to go through the dark corridor he opens, it promptly spits him back out. He looks shocked for a moment. Then he lets out a nervous laugh.]

Well...ah haha...that is something new. At least they can't blame this one on me. Who am I kidding? Saix will probably try. But then, he has to find me first.

[He's silent for a moment. Is he going to panic? Rant? Rave?

Nope.

A grin spreads across his face.]


That's right....[He looks as though a light bulb is slowly going off behind that mulleted façade.] I can't leave and at least for now, no one can find me.

[Demyx kicks back, proceeds to get comfortable and begins to pluck out a few notes on his sitar. He's in no hurry to go anywhere.]

[ooc:Just jump in if you want action. Can play by ear the particulars of the location.]
 
 
24 May 2015 @ 11:50 am


I am curious. Of those of us that have been brought here, how many of you are not human?
 
 
05 April 2015 @ 08:52 am
 WHO: Demyx and guests
WHAT: The two memories his star left behind. Demyx can be found at the edge of the Bay, studying the water with a frown.
WHERE: The Bay
WHEN: April 5th
WARNINGS: Implied death. A curse. The start of something truly evil.

What's in a heart? )
Everything has changed. )
Demyx himself can be found near the Bay. Falling in the hole was disturbing, but he's more interested in what happened to the water here. It isn't like he isn't intimately familiar with his memories. They're both very important, after all. He sits on the shore, playing with the water, forming it into balls and shapes as he thinks about it.
 
 
05 April 2015 @ 02:20 am
FILTERED FROM MERCURY, OPEN TO EVERYONE ELSE
I think I need a place to stay for a while. I haven't been able to sleep here. Everytime I hear a noise, I think it's Mercury coming back for me. He still has his key, and even if he didn't..

[ She shuts her eyes, shaking her head. ]

Cinder disappeared, too, so I'm on my own now. Is there anyone I can stay with? Only until I find a place that's safe to stay on my own, I don't want to hide forever, but for now... I want to be able to sleep at least a couple of nights.

FILTERED TO MERCURY, ROMAN, AND NEO
Going to move out for a bit. It'll look suspicious if nothing happens after staying in the same place where Mercury knows where I am and nothing happens, especially after that display. Text me only while I'm out, if someone spots me talking to any of you I don't think I'm not going to have a good time.
 
 
24 March 2015 @ 01:49 am
[The video feed turns on to show an extreme blurry closeup of some lovely flower-covered cupcakes. Someone has been busy all morning making those flowers~! The image eventually comes into focus as Labrador adjusts the camera properly and you'll soon see a whole kitchen counter covered with cupcakes.]

Would anyone like some cupcakes? I was going to share them with the people at work but I'm afraid I was a little carried away while making them and made way too many!

Ah, I've also added a little something in the flowers that's really good for your skin~!

[Because that's just what he does, make delicious desserts that are also secretly beauty treatments. That's how he stays so pretty and youthful! He's also just in an extremely good mood since his beloved is here as well now~ ♥]

 
 
19 March 2015 @ 08:17 pm
[A] Please bother the stupid swordsman.
[Kenshin had no interest in the phone device, though he had caught on to the instructions given when he'd found himself in this strange place. Maybe it was a little silly of him, but he didn't trust the device anyway. He had no reason to trust anything given to him by the "people" who had brought him to this place, accidental or not. As it was, Kenshin didn't make much of a ruckus when he arrived, and instead chose to stride into the city, sword at his hip, in the least inconspicuous way possible.

It had been hard, considering the idiotic bumbling he'd done. It was part facade, a habit he'd gotten used to when he was wandering -- a way to keep people at a comfortable arms length and keep himself seeming anything but dangerous. It seemed to have worked.

He'd kept to himself, found a way to stretch the money he'd been given and avoided the more confusing technological aspects of the city. Luckily he hadn't set the place he was staying on fire by not understanding how to plug in a blender.

As it was, Kenshin had found himself in Fayren today, staring up at the building in front of him. Of course, the monk had spouted off his usual warning, and Kenshin -- smart as he was -- had chosen not to enter. It was for the best, really. It did not mean that the building didn't still interest him -- but he allowed himself to peer at it curiously in order to sate that feeling. Later, he would explore Fayren more, since it was at least borderline closer to feeling familiar like Tokyo.

With his hands tucked in his sleeves so it didn't look like he had arms at all, Kenshin stood still, serious, narrowed purple eyes staring up at the cloister quietly.]


Such a strange place. [One he does not trust, considering he still has yet to let down his guard.]


[B] Later, Fayren Streets
[For the most part, Kenshin's focus is on finding somewhere to stay for the night. At least until he hears some rather insistent and loud mewing at his feet.]

Oro? [He looks down, blinking now wide, curious eyes at he gray and white kitten twining around his feet.] A.... where is your mother? [He stops an crouches down to pick up the kitten once he determines that mom cat is nowhere in sight, more or less tucking him inside his shirt so his little head poked out.]

Maaa.... perhaps this one can spare a moment to find a warm place for the both of us until a better caretaker is found for you. [How much more room would a kitten take up?]
 
 
[ It's not the first time he's woken up somewhere he thought he shouldn't be, but it is the first time he was just left alone to walk around freely. Weirdly enough, that makes it more disorienting than the other time. His eye doesn't hurt and it should, it hasn't stopped for years... but there's nothing. There is absolutely nothing other than what feels like freedom and then again isn't. It's a farce, a mockery. 'You are free, you are safe' is what this place seems to want to tell him, yet he's trapped. It's dishonest and disgusting.

Also large unfamiliar in terms of get-up and technology, which is just another distractor. Kohaku feels out of place walking the streets and it makes him feel on edge. He keeps walking for hours just to avoid sitting and thinking, but soon enough has to acknowledge that there is nowhere he has to go. Nobody is here with him to boss him around and in a world seemingly without zombies, an anti-zombie musician is out of a job. He's been tossed away from everything he loathed but also everything that gave him purpose. It's that wretched feeling of aimlessness that finally gets him to pick up his videophone and fiddle with the commands until he gets it. It's dark out when he makes his broadcast, just to be doing something other than shoving around people on sidewalks. ]


So this is it then? Settling down in a nice little utopia pretending it's not a prison? This place gives me the creeps. 

[ And now he's talking to... some thing. He regrets it instantly, feeling only like he's already adapting. He makes a disgusted 'ugh'-noise and goes to plant his hand over the camera and shut off the video without any real goodbye. Arriving in style? Going great. Yeah no.
Sitting on a wall in Garden Park, violin case by his side, and plays with a knife absentmindedly. He imagined it'd feel better to get away from the orchestra. It doesn't. ]

 
 
09 March 2015 @ 09:12 pm
[The video comes to life with the face of a strange creature peering at it as if it were some new discovery, because it is. The image shakes a little. It seems feminine in nature, although aside from a mouth that appears to be sewn shut, the rest of its features are obscured by a pink hat. What passes for its hand taps at the screen.]

What are you doing with that? That's not a toy!

[The voice should be much more familiar, and behind it, appears Demyx. Suddenly the room is spinning as though someone is turning the camera around and around.]

Hey! Give that back! Gah!

[Demyx can be seen every few movements attempting to rescue his device from the creature.]

You're supposed to be doing chores! I'm not playing with you right now.

[Demyx yelps as he misses and lands on the ground clumsily. The room stops spinning as the creature plays with the device victoriously.]

Wait...I order you to give that back to me.

[The creature doesn't miss a beat, Demyx finally gets ahold of it. Behind him it can be seen sliding around as if on skates, all over the room. He exhales. He should have made it an order in the first place.]

Sorry about that!