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?
 
 
[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.]
 
 
[Gale appears on the feed, looking particularly grumpy. Judging from his surroundings he's not in either Genessia City or Nova City at the moment- in fact, it looks like he's going through Everglade.]

Whoever spoke to "me" yesterday, let it be known it wasn't me. The Gale complaining about his wardrobe was some little princess that was temporarily in my body and they couldn't handle a simple pair of high heels without crying about it.

As such, any stupid ass "changes" that were made in After Life and Hangar Queen are immediately reversed. The only thing I'll think about keeping is having a pink drink available, because for some reason people seemed into that. In the meantime, I'm gonna work on putting a security measure in place in case this happens again so I don't have to undo any future stupidity.

[Yep, someone's cranky over some things that Cassian did. He won't say he was hanging out in Cassian's body in the meantime, he at least had the decency to keep that part of the compromise with the Attleton Guardian upheld. It won't stop him from being passive-aggressive though.

In the meantime, he enters the old church in Everglade. He'd recently purchased it with Grell's permission, making some new plans for a business expansion, but once he steps in, he just... stops.]


.... okay.

Why is there blood all over the floor.

[Someone is even more upset now. What kind of punk ass son of a bitch pulled this?]

Look, the corpse was just a minor inconvenience, but this?! And-- oh god DAMN it! Why is that window broken!?

[A high pitched screech is suddenly heard over the feed, catching Gale's attention and making him slowly look up towards the rafters. He pauses, mouth agape. Is that... oh god damn it. He looks back at his device, looking particularly serious.]

... One, who the hell had some freakish ritual in here without having the decency to ask me first?

Two... if you come across a baby demon in Everglade, do you call an exterminator or the pound?

[That second one is a serious question, okay.]
 
 


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.

 
 
01 August 2017 @ 02:07 pm
[ Iiiiiit's Whitley! He's seated in his office at the Schnee Dust Company, his smile and tone both pleasant and professional. ]

I hope today finds everyone well. For those of you who I haven't yet had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Whitley Schnee - most of you, I'm sure, have seen the holograph of my dear sister Weiss in the Bay. Having recently become the CEO of the Schnee Company here in Genessia, I'm afraid I haven't had much time to speak openly. Suffice it to say I had a lot of records to peruse and catching up to do, but now that I've finished adjusting to the professional side of this position I'd welcome the chance to be of more personal assistance.

[ A little laugh, resting one hand atop the other to clasp them on the desk. ]

After all, the Schnee Company is here to help anyone and everyone adjust to a new life in a new world. Part of that duty is to plan events in each city for all to partake in. So my question is simply, "What would you like to see here in Genessia"? 

No request is too large or too small for consideration. I'm here, and I'm listening.
 
 
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.
 
 
28 July 2017 @ 05:20 pm
[It had taken dear William quite a bit to figure out how to actually work the communicator. Attempting to decipher words that he had never heard of was quite the task but eventually, with a bit of poking about, he managed to turn on the video function.

He blinks a bit and taps the screen, chewing the inside of his lip before finally speaking.]


My name is Will Turner...I suppose all of you have awakened in the same manner that I did, so I'll not articulate that surprise.

I do wish to know where I may find some accommodations beyond those assigned to me.

[Work would come later, he knew. He was a master blacksmith and now had skills for seafaring and repairing ships. There had to be something he could possibly do.]
 
 
Current Mood: anxious
 
 
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.
 
 
27 July 2017 @ 11:36 am
[Thea had emerged from the pod both confused and covered in blood thanks to Ra's Al Ghul's sword. But once she gets her bearings at least somehow she's walking towards what is hopefully shelter but comes onto the feed on a mission of sorts. There's bits of glass in her hair but she's not bleeding which is weird enough right?]

Waking up in a freaky pod covered in blood is not normal so where am I?
 
 
16 July 2017 @ 04:05 am
WHO: Jaune Arc, Emerald Sustrai
WHAT: Harvester Bounty
WHEN: A couple of days after the bounty was posted.
WHERE: Nova City, various locations.
WARNINGS: Violence and gore. The bounty's about black market organs, come on now, what do you think is gonna happen??

[ Since the bounty had gone up, Emerald had started a new "job." She didn't plan to stay at it long- it was to get close to someone who'd rather suddenly gotten a pair of eyes that really didn't look human. She said cosmetic surgery, but the facts didn't add up, which meant that she was probably her best bet for figuring out who the mystery doctor who fixed her up was. It was probably the person who has been stealing alien organs without permission.

Which is why Emerald Sustrai is dressed in a pencil skirt, her twintails rolled up into a bun at the back of her head with two of those hair chopsticks in it. She wore a smile that said friendly coworker, but internally screamed that she wanted to kill whoever decided this was professional attire. They were the real criminal here. She was rolling into day four of being the new temp and finally making friends with Sinday Barklay, AKA Miss Alien Eyes. She'd just pulled her into the copy room for a little playful work time gossip to warm her up. It was finally time to ask about where she got that "cosmetic surgery" and make up a story about how she was really looking to get her own eyes changed, considering how many people seemed to get freaked out by red ones.

At least, that had been the plan. She hadn't counted on her lead being the same lead that a certain deputy had found in the case, or what would transpire next. ]
 
 
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). }
 
 
08 July 2017 @ 05:14 pm
[Jaune is sitting in his office at Nova City's Guardian Skyrise. When the video starts, he's blaring some loud, classical rock music with unintelligible lyrics, which he quickly turns down. Oops. There's a lengthy looking scroll on his desk and you can see interesting decorating choices such as empty redbull cans, action figures of the other guardians and deputies that look like they were in mid-fight with the Weiss one on top of a book, and a chew toy.]

I think I mentioned before looking for a weapons expert. I kind of rushed into it when I asked that, when I should have spent time mastering and re-learning the basics.

Also, I don't think my armor's going to work for much longer. [He's not wearing it right now. It's way too hot for that.] I got a lot of good answers about breaking rocks, but I've finished the design since then, but I don't want to leave it with just anyone.

So, do you have any favorite blacksmiths? Even better, is anyone who's still here one?
 
 
26 June 2017 @ 06:52 pm

Now that things seemed to have settled down across the cities, Sonico was ready to get her housewarming in full swing. She has never been to one before, nor has she ever attended one, so it’s all very new to her. Still, now that she is more settled in her new home with Cassian and Kay, she is determined to make this a really great housewarming party.

So, all friends of Sonico, Cassian, and Kay, are invited to their brand new home in Attleon for a barbeque and drinks to celebrate friendship, and home. Come along and mingle!~

Early Evening

Where it all begins! The garden is large and includes a small pond, a couple of trees with a hammock between, a wood burning stove in the corner of the patio and, of course, the BBQ. There’s a large grass area and a patio area too, plenty of place to stand and chat. There are a few fold up chairs dotted around too. There’s a table full of foods and burger buns and condiments and, of course, yet another table full of various kinds of cider, beer, and soft drinks. Help yourself, mingle, say hello to the happy hosts and hostess.

Getting Dark

Later on, there’s a definite sense of merriment around the garden. If it’s too cold, there’s always the options of going inside to find a couch or a blanket to stay comfortable. But all the fun is in the garden, where the fairy lights that Sonico has strung up everywhere have been turned on, lending a festive, and almost romantic, glow to the evening. Even if most of the food has gone, it seems to have been replaced with snacks and more cold drinks. The wood burning stove is on now and, when it is dark enough, Sonico appears with matches and boxes of sparklers for her guests to enjoy – not quite fireworks, but fun enough!


Very Late


The evening is winding down, most guests have probably gone home. Still, it’s nice to sit long and late into the dark with friends, or even on your own just to enjoy the atmosphere. When all is said and done, there’s still some clearing up to do.


 

 

 
 
11 June 2017 @ 03:16 pm


JOURNEY TO THE MAW'S CRYSTAL CAVES


At this point, news had been spreading about the flowers- the ones that only grew near crystals in the Maw, that they were what Seek had used on Nova City back in January, even though they were Fayren-native. Those who have made it this far to The Maw and searched for some time will finally find themselves at a cave, deep within. The only light there is whatever they brought with them and the bioluminescent glow of some crystals and fungus within the cave- certainly not enough to guide the way without your own source.

Once the expedition party is deep enough into the caves, they'll likely notice that the crystals have shifted behind them and cut off the way that they've come in. They have to go somewhat deep into the crystals to get to the patch of flowers they’re looking for, a veritable field of them. Most of the crystals are white or a pale lavender in color, and once in deeply enough it will become clear that the crystals have been enchanted as they rapidly spike up from their spots on the walls and cut off the entrance, regrowing just as rapidly if broken. A character may be able to get out if they have teleportation or phasing abilities, but they will not be able to bring other characters with them.

The only choice is to go deeper, and some who do will begin to find crystals that look a little different- refined, not bound to the enchanted white and lavender ones, and they’re a vibrant green in color. Careful though- spirits still lurk around certain corners, and with the low light and the Maw's nature.. well, you may want to stick close to someone else. Those aren't the only monsters down there.

DIRECTIONS:
-If you were RNG'd to receive a green crystal, you received a notification last night. Reply with a top-level to this post to receive the content of that crystal. If you do not post a top level by the 17th, your memory crystal will get rerolled to go to someone else who has already posted a top level. The mod NPC account will reply to your post with the memory crystal contents so you will not have any way to receive them unless you reply to the main post. Crystal finders: Cassian Andor, Koishi Komeiji, Link, Kamille "Mobius" Rainer, Belle, and Major Lilywhite.

-Regardless of whether you were RNG'd, anyone who replies with at least 5 comments by July 4th will receive a Fayren charm.

-If you are one of the four people who get to participate in capture, feel free to assume that your person got separated from their group and ended up finding the other three who did as well. That way you can still have main threads with whatever group your character came in if you'd like while we can limit the thread to a semi-reasonable amount of people for a single thread because 5 people in a single thread is already a lot and we do want to make sure that this thread is completed. A specific thread for this will be posted in reply to this post for each of those who joined in to participate. Once again, if you do not reply by the 17th, you will just have your character dropped from the discovery so that we can move on. Because this is an active thread and not just an info drop, the role will not be replaced unless all four characters do not participate.

-Just replying may also give you a chance encounter for other neat stuff in the Maw. A mod may reply with something fun to interact with if it looks like your thread is active based on a daily RNG through the 17th.

-Please feel free to assume that characters eventually find a second way out. They can also take samples of anything they want with them- flowers, crystals, rocks, whatever they may find. If your character wants to do something with something they took, please ask a mod what they'll find out and include the method they are trying to analyze it with. (If you just say 'analyze it' that's not going to tell us whether you'll find something out- if your character says they're looking at something under a microscope or that they're running a test for something specific, however, the mods are more than happy to answer if there's relevant information that your character can discover.)
 
 
11 June 2017 @ 08:40 am
Welp, time to break out.
[Icy was bored, as always. Prison was probably the most boring place she could possibly be in, which isn't all that surprising, they lack in the 'fun' department.

So when things had started to happen, Icy couldn't help but use that chance to check a few things out. Mostly to see where the holes were that she could slip by and do whatever she needed to go to get out. So while others were occupied with the spirits, Icy quickly moved, walking more than running toward what she had hoped was the exit.

It was a while before she found herself outside the prison, looking up at the sky, with a smirk on her face. She was finally out and she couldn't be happier at what appeared to be chao's going on. It was nice.]


Out and about
[First thing Icy wanted to do was simply fly around. She wasn't planning on doing anything personally except watch everything happen. Being chases by spirits, Icy is probably sitting close by and laughing. Scared? Icy is still probably looking amused at your misery. This whole thing was something Icy wished would never end.]
 
 
01 June 2017 @ 08:14 am
Private to Members of Cat's Meow Company aka Cat's Meow, Dog's Paw and Mokona's Magical Cafe

I figured that we all need to have a little bit of team building, a way to get to know one another. I have an idea or two of what we could use in order to bond and also have fun at the same time. It's pretty much either a locked room situation where we figure out clues to escape. Or building towers out of marshmallows and spaghetti.

Unless of course you have your own ideas.


Public Text

With me arranging a team building exercise for those who work at one of my cafes, I started to make various treats using marshmallows and it's surprising just how much you can make. Ice cream, biscuits, cheesecake, tarts, tiny shot glasses that you can eat afterwards. The list is pretty long, so expect new additions to the menu's soon and some samples.

Some samples of which I actually have right now if anyone wants to actually try something. Or even have a drink in one case.
 
 
28 May 2017 @ 12:43 pm
who the hell even nominated me for heroic??
its because im the only around here with a sweet cape right?
what are you guys even ON
whats your criteria for that

anyway so speaking of heroic shit
summer is coming for realsies and its my job as hella amazing media overlord to provide you with movies full of literally all the explosions and mind numbing violence
and maybe some actual good movies too idk well see how it goes
we need to pump out some sweet blockbusters everyone can watch the fuck out of
get hyped genessia

casting is open for these various masterpieces
let me know if anything on this list is something you wanna do
- wanna blow up some shit and let me film it in exchange for money
- want to be in a movie
- can act
- probably cant act but wanna try anyway
- know how to operate film equipment
- willing to pretend to do stupid shit for money
- willing to be a human crash test dummy / stuntman
- wanna collab for the greatest soundtrack in existence
- got crazy plot ideas youre willing to sell to me
- have a really hot bod / face
- can open this soda for me its giving me a hard time
 
 
21 May 2017 @ 03:16 am
just found this while looking at some online recipe books



is this really the man you all want to vote for as best cook???
 
 
08 May 2017 @ 02:54 am
Here's a fun math question!

Bade Bilson suffers from low attention span and periods of severely reduced inhibition.

Bade Bilson also has a very lucrative job at a high paying gigaroo making tons and tons of money for essentially motor boating women and goosing men at a night club.

If Bade Bilson's paycheck is breaking four figures this week, how much of town can Bade Bilson afford to cover in toilet paper before Bade Bilson runs out of money or is caught by resident cranky Fun Police, Sourpuss McNotCool?

Send your answers to P.O Box 404 at Teepee Town, Genessia.
 
 
07 May 2017 @ 12:55 pm
A. [ANON TEXT]

If anyone needs a body guard, Silver Squadron Security just recently hired a few good ones. They have a trial period going on: the first 96 hours of security are on the house, and if you like their services, you can get a discount on the hourly rates.

Better act fast! :)



B. [Video]

[ A video comes up, showing an Alolan Meowth going against a Bewear. The Meowth looks like it's taking a beating, but still able to fight, but Bewear seems very well off in terms of health. The Meowth goes for a Bite attack, landing a hit on the Bewear's arm, but...it doesn't even flinch. The only reason it even knows the Meowth bit it is the fact that it's hanging from it's arm by its teeth.

Instead, the Bewear just knocks the Moewth unconscious with a bop to the head. There is a sigh before Neo recalls the Meowth to the pokeball.

Hours later, the feed comes on, and it shows Meowstic talking to the now healed Meowth in a heated tale that only pokemon could understand. It was a harrowing tale of how she, with Neo, rose up from the ashes of defeat to become really great trainers!! So they're training the new pokemons to be tough like them!! SO SUCK IT UP!! [And there is a harsh tap to the nose by Meowstic to emphasize the last point, which the Meowth rubs.

The camera turns around, showing Neo looking a little confused before shrugging her shoulders in surrender. Who knows what pokemon talk to each other about. That's when the feed ends.]

C. [Action] After Life

[ Taking on the guise of a beautiful blonde haired woman for her job as a VIP host at After Life. Once in a while, she emerges from the VIP room for a break, wanting to entice customers to come in for a extra fee and have a good time. Especially when there are drinking contests. That's when she can pickpocket participants who are too intoxicated to know what's even happening.

Besdies that, she's not much of a talker, but she can promise a good time.
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