[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.

 
 
 [Video]

*Sonico is smiling and waving in a friendly way at the camera. There's a large wild cat sat purring happily on her lap, but he seems pretty sleepy, only occasionally lifting its head towards the device*

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely day. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. I have been a part of this world for a year now and...I was quite lonely and scared when I first arrived. But now, I have such a wonderful group of friends and I am very happy here. So thank you, everyone, for being so welcoming and supportive. It means a lot.

Tonight, I'll be singing down at Hangar Queen. If you want a drink, just put it on my tab! 

[Action - Hangar Queen]

*There she is, on the stage, doing her thing. In full military outfit, Sonico is giving a very energetic and upbeat performance tonight. There are smiles and thanks between the songs. When she is done, there's time for mingling and chatting and some drinking too*

[Action - Closed to Mobius]

*At the end of the evening, it was time to go home. Sonico would finally have to change from her military uniform and back into her standard casual clothes, and then she'll go and find Mobius to see if he'd accompany her home. She scans the room for him first, because if he's busy and looks like he's having a good time she won't want to grab him away*
 
 
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.
 
 
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). }
 
 
[ Weiss has done a lot in this city and world. She's built her own connections, and she has plenty of them so when she needs back-up musicians for a charity concert it's honestly not that hard to get them together quickly. Nor is it difficult to get a camera crew there for a free charity concert. Donations are optional and can be as low or high as you want, everyone is welcome. The banner that's over town center reads "NOVA IS EVERYONE'S: A LOW-INCOME HOUSING FUNDRAISING CONCERT" She's raising money to help more people be able to afford to live in Nova outside of little holes in the wall. The rich got more living spaces, and that's not how she wants this city to be- a place where only the uppercrust and those pooling their money together can afford. She wants it to be for everyone. On the television, the reporter explains that the City Guardian is hosting and unexpectedly performing and, curiously, seems to have billed herself simply as "Weiss" as a featured artist, leaving out her last name.

There are a couple of other acts ahead of time, all taking place in front of a large mirror that covers the full stage so you can see the musician's backs and yourself in the audience, but eventually Weiss takes the stage. Her piano that Jaune and Dave refurbished for her half a year ago is rolled onto the outdoor stage when it's her turn, and she takes a seat at it. She doesn't greet anyone or explain anything, she just begins playing, then singing. It's beautiful, and the audience seems to quiet down as she does sing. There are other instruments played by other musicians behind her on the stage-- strings, percussion-- classical instruments typically reserved for the upper class. That is until two minutes and twenty seconds into the song, the last part her father heard at his last charity concert featuring her, when stage ninjas bring all of the other musicians electrical guitars and the drummer certainly changes his tune. It's a rock song now.

Weiss stands up, leaving the piano behind her, but approaches the front of the stage as she sings, belting her lyrics out and really becoming more.. alive, than the stiffness she started with at the piano. She's moving with the music, and at some point she starts taking her jewelry off-- they're the jewelry she arrived with, the ones her father bought her. Ridiculously expensive, despite being small and delicate, and she walks over to the edge of the stage where the guy collecting charity is and drops them onto the table, raising her hand up after she does and the song finishes. She didn't need a mic the whole time, her voice is powerful, stronger than she looks. At the end of the song, that abrupt end, the mirror behind the stage completely shatters and falls down behind the stage (luckily there's a very clear panel keeping the gap between the stage and the musicians safe, no worries, it's just for kickass stage effects).

She can stand on her own, and she will, no matter who the mayor is or how much he tries to worm his way into her life when she can't run anymore. It takes a moment for her to catch her breath, but at the end of the song, the whole world is going to see what was once a very rare sight: Weiss Schnee, smiling like she means it, before she stands up straight again and accepts a mic from one of the volunteers. ]


We're here today to raise money to make sure Nova City's a place where everyone is welcome, regardless of how much they make or where they come from as long as they want to be a part of this city without causing harm. This place has become a home to me, even if I'm not from here. Let's not let anyone take that from any of us.

[ That's all she says. Very simple, before they go back to perform other songs. You can watch the full thing on television or just head over to Nova, but Weiss wanted to make absolutely certain that her part was recorded for the network. There's a number for making donations over the phone as well. ]
 
 
05 July 2017 @ 11:37 pm
text  
I’m Cassian Andor, new Guardian of Attleton. I would like to inform you that work in the Guardian’s office continues as per usual. I have my Deputies to thank for the smooth transition, and keeping up law and order after Guardian Blaze’s disappearance. His work for Attleton was admirable, and will be remembered.

We are currently working on several projects to improve the safety in Attleton, and will soon go public with further information.

Dante Sparda and David Jordan will continue to serve as Deputies. K-2SO is going to join us. In case anyone is concerned by our close affiliation, it may reassure you he will serve as volunteer.

I’m looking for one more paid Deputy:
- Combat skills required
- Experience in law enforcement or military preferable
- Out-of-town candidates welcome, but expected to move their main place of residence to Attleton
- Pay grade: 3*
 
 
03 July 2017 @ 09:54 am
[First off, anyone in the general vicinity of the Bay can likely hear a high-pitched horrified scream as Amaya wakes up and realizes she isn't in the comfort of her home. Of course her first reaction is to panic. She hadn't been outside her personal sanctum since her father had found her. While she had her personal phone on her, it didn't seem to have any reception, so she had to find some wayto call the police or...something.

Despite having cramps throughout the vast majority of her body from being crammed into that pod thing, or whatever it was, Amaya slithered as fast as she could to shore, trying to find an inconspicuous spot to look through the contents of the box that was in the pod with her. And of course, none of it looked familiar, but at least one item was a phone! She could use that!]



SOS! Help!
I've been kidnapped!



[That's all she managed to get out. Hopefully it was enough. Maybe her location would've helped though.]
 
 
Who: Mariko Ishiwatari, Gale Reinhardt
What: Droid Warfare Bounty
When: July 3rd
Where: Nova City

[ Taking up the bounty for herself, Mariko wanted to use this to field test something she wasted some money on - which was a protective body armor suit, made of durable fibers that protects from cuts and stabs. Now living with Gale and his girl Friday, Mariko got caught trying to leave the house wearing this black spysuit-looking thing that's the opposite of airy and loose that she usually wears. So after a humorous argument, Mariko got chaperoned by Gale to her first date with some bank-robber and his droids. In an outfit she's really regretting to wear due to the sweltering heat all over Nova City.

After a bit of crude profiling and making use of her basic criminology knowledge, Mariko and Gale managed to pick one likely bank to observe. Surveying the bank that's yet to be touched by the perpetrator, Mariko hides from plain sight by being on a rooftop that she can see the bank's main entrance from. Armed with her rifle, Mariko was in position and is just waiting for the perps to show. If they would.
]

It's really important to me that Konoka never finds out about this.

[ Mariko speaks to Gale through their wireless comms, referring to her catsuit that she's sure the other girl would never let her live down ]
 
 
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.


 

 

 
 
07 June 2017 @ 06:46 pm
After Party - Action - Genessia City
[ The initial quake brought back terrible memories for Mariko, rendering her paralyzed under a table where the party was held. But her panicked state of mind has made her make a terrible decision of rushing to Nova City once she snapped out of her shock, for that's where she feels she would be safe away from all of this. But she underestimated the amount of these invaders lurking outside of the event space, and the distance it would take to Nova City's archway. Not even far from where the party is held, Mariko is pinned down by an intersection with throngs of these spirits being lured by her fear. Despite being dressed to impress, Mariko's fear is evident in the cracking of her usual stoic facade, squeezing the trigger of her magical rifle firing buckshot-like energy rounds, able to push any invading spirit back.

Mariko grumbles to herself, frustrated at that she wasn't doing much to really push these things back with the shotgun mode. She can use her guitar to blast these things out of her way, but that's risky and makes her stationary. She can fly, but there's more of these things in the air than on the streets. Buying herself a few precious seconds, she transforms her rifle's shotgun form into a shoulder mounted cannon. A squeeze of the trigger produces large clusters of energy from the cannon's muzzle, pushing back and exploding with a bright azure light like a bomb from a magical rocket launcher. Mariko looks over her shoulder, seeing more people fleeing from the assault on the city. She's hoping one of them is a pendant-wearer or someone with fighting capability, because she can't handle this alone for long
]

Hey, can any of you fight?

Search and Rescue - Audio - Genessia City
[ While her initial goal is to return home to Nova City, Mariko had a change of heart right before she passes through the archway to her new homecity. Gaining a little more confidence in fighting these spirits, Mariko decides to listen to her nagging conscience and do her part for Genessia. So while in a safe zone, Mariko sends an audio to the entire network ]

Anybody stuck in Genessia City and can't get to the safe houses? Let me know asap, I'll come to get you.
 
 
Who: Semi-Open. Ayame has only invited her friends and their Pokemon for the camping part, but any run-ins in the forests or just dropping by for one or two activities before heading home are perfectly fine.
What: Outdoor adventures and camping
When: Early morning of June 3, to evening of June 4.
Where: Forests of Fayren
Warnings: None, but will adjust if something comes up.

Intro:
Ayame had been planning for this trip for some time now ever since she heard about camping in a talk show. Now with the Chimera Infection dying down, she figures it's already safe enough to go for it. Inviting her friends who might be interested in this sort of activity via text message, along with their Pokemon, Ayame went ahead and rented some camping essentials in Genessia City for herself and her party. Shrinking them to pocket-size, they shouldn't have any problems carrying anything to the steep hills of their chosen campsite.

Read more... )
 
 
Private Action - The Bay )

[Accidental Video / Action]

[Somewhere along the way, Rowan's phone had slipped out of his hand and he'd accidentally turned on the video while slipping it into his damp pocket. He had to go clothes shopping as soon as possible now, but first he'd stopped by the supplied lodgings... only for the kid with a faint German accent to squeak in surprise.]

Wait, what do you mean pets aren't allowed? You mean Schwarz and I are out of luck?!

[Noooo, nonononono. This was bad. After getting a full explanation of the very strict "No Pets" policy, Rowan hung his head.]

Uhm... thank you... I guess.

[He turned over his key and started walking away and back into Genessia City's streets, carrying his canine companion.]

I'm not sure what we're gonna do now, buddy. I guess we hope this money will get us something temporary. Except I still need to get some new clothes...

[He pulled the phone back out of his pocket... only for the drenched teen to look at it in surprise and letting out another squeak.]

I-Is this thing on?!


[Anon Text]

[After he had his bearings a little more collected later in the day, there was one last thing he had to test. He'd do this before going to the Schnee Company, just in case. He can worry about the details from that place later.]

This is Unit Number 8482. Requesting response from Sector 098Σ.

Other worldly anomaly detect
ed, threat level unknown.

If any unit from Squadron Grendel Orion is present, report to Malphas immediately.


[It's a shot in the dark, but the people he needs to hear from will understand it... it'll just be complete and utter gibberish to anyone else in this world.]
 
 
Who: Mariko Ishiwatari, Dante Sparda, Gale Reinhardt, Konoka Konoe, Liora, Kanonno, & [Your character. But contact me first please]
What: Holodeck Training Simulation, wrap party in After Life
Where: Holodeck'd - Nova City Branch
When: May 4th, 6PM
Warnings: Violence.
 
 
11 May 2017 @ 11:11 pm
Private - Instrospection )


[Action - Holodeck'd]

[It wasn't often that Blaze would make a trip to Nova City. He actively tried to keep himself to Genessia City and Attleton, so he would always be able to respond quickly to emergencies. Today however, he'd changed his library shift and left the Guardian's office early in the morning to make a trip to visit the holodeck, the one place that he felt would be best to help him train himself both mentally and physically.

The majority of his day would be spent here, training himself in whatever scenario he could possibly think of- infiltration, hostage situations, supernatural invasions. If any would prove too difficult to him, or show the potential to take his life, Blaze had his
Mismagius at the helm to end the simulations.

One such simulation would be ended prematurely after Blaze had replicated Icy's attack as closely as he could, and without the aid of the people he had before, it'd gone pretty poorly. He'd been thrown to the ground by the creature and immobilized, but before it could manage a follow up attack it would vanish along with its surroundings. Laying in the now empty room, Blaze would stay there for a few minutes to catch his breath while his
Flareon hurried over to his side, dragging a bag of supplies Blaze had packed in advance. Blaze let out a heavy sigh as he sat up, shaking his head.]

No, I'm not happy with that result. We need to run it again.


[Text]

[It would be sunset by the time Blaze would leave the holodeck, and it was there he realized just how painfully unprepared he really was. His equipment was by far the biggest issue, and since he especially knew that Thirteen was on his same level with access to the same equipment, there was no way Blaze could accept it. If he wanted to keep civilians, his deputy and even himself safe, changes needed to be made.]

If someone would be willing to aid me, I desperately need to purchase new equipment. Given the circumstances, I can only assume that Nova City would be my best bet for it.

S
tandard guns aren't going to cut it anymore.
 
 
Text - Public
[ With her last bounty hunt ending up in a gunfight and Icy's recent attack on Attleton, Genessia's dangers have finally revealed themselves and made Mariko see how unprepared she really is. She's confident in her powers for the most part, because back home they managed to save her bacon more times than she can count. But this is not her world. She'll need to start adapting for real, and she cannot do that by remaining obscure. Deciding to step out of her comfort zone, she sends a public text in hopes of meeting someone and learning something new: ]

Looking for people to train with and partner or team up at the Holodeck. Not looking to pick a fight with anyone here, just putting that out there before you get any ideas. Recent events just made me want to step my game up. I fight with firearms as my main weapon of choice and my combat experience is short and against "supernatural" enemies. I'm not a regular human like the natives of Genessia City, physically speaking. Disparities in our abilities can be a turn-off though and some of you might have questions, so let's hash things out first if you're unsure and schedule a time. I'd definitely appreciate it
 
 
04 May 2017 @ 12:04 pm
Remember the awards I mentioned, well I have some possible awards.

However I am not choosing who gets put on the nominations, that will be down to you. Please note that Best Guardian and Deputy won't need any because everyone who is a Guardian and Deputy is already automatically on the list.

But I do still need nominations for the following:

Best Dressed Male and Female
Best Cook
Best Dancer
Best Singer
Most Generous
Best Joker
Most Heroic
Cutest Couple
Best Network Poster
Best Newbie
Most Helpful
Best Friend To Have
Most Charming Smile
Most Likely To Kick Your Ass If You Meet Them In A Dark Alley
Most Badassed

We will also have a sort of like worst categories to, which will be as follows:

Worst Dressed
Unluckiest Person
Most Annoying
Most Likely To Get Punched In The Face
Most Likely To Be Forever Single
Most Likely To Accidentally Cause A War

If anyone else has anymore award possibilities they would like to add let me know. But for now have at you with nominations. To note I will be accepting nominations for the next two weeks and nominations will be announced shortly after I close off.

So good luck all~


[It was a couple more hours before Krista even turned on the device again, ruffling her hair slightly as she leaned back against her sofa.]

Alright, I should really come out and ask.... More so with something I saw recently, so I gotta ask peoples honest opinions. [She took a small breath for a moment, looking down at the device.]

What do people honestly think about those who choose every aspect of another persons life? I mean like everything? I'm asking for... personal reasons.
 
 
27 April 2017 @ 08:48 pm
 *Since healing some more, Sonico has been trying hard to get back to everyday life. Not just work and hiding at home, but living a normal life. Or something like it. Trying to get out and about more, she can be found:

A) Nova City Mall
Sonico is looking for some new clothing - everything from hoodies and skirts to underwear. Between times, Sonico sits at the mall food court, alone as she quietly eats some fries, or sips on a coffee.

B) Some Bar in Genessia or Nova City
Again alone, Sonico can be found sitting at a table or in a booth, sipping at a beer bottle through a straw. Her headphones are usually on, and she looks much more engrossed in her music than her surroundings.

C) The Library
Sonico wound up with some overdue books, living like a hermit like that. So she takes a backpack with her to return them, then goes on a hunt for some new things to read. She might even try out the fiction section this time.

[Voice Option]
Hello, everyone. Sonico here. First, I'd like to say thank you to everyone for being so kind to me lately. It very much appreciate it. Second, I'd like to ask if anyone might be interested if I had a gig in a smaller venue, playing acoustic instead? It's not my usual but...I thought perhaps it would be nice to try. 
Thank you.


 
 
Action - Disgruntled Worker Bounty - Public (in Genessia City)
[ Mariko's been keeping to herself ever since she arrived here, only talking to Konoka, Dante, and a few others she recognizes in her previous time here. She took this bounty just for the extra money and for the thrill of investigating she couldn't get at the Holodeck. She didn't expect this to escalate so soon, as the target of her bounty is apparently found by a local crime group and is protected by them. A shoot-out ensue when the guards of the disgruntled employee sensed that Mariko is on their tail, rendering a small block of street into a danger zone. Armed with rifles and live combat training, they manage to make this tough even for a superhuman like Mariko.

She could just use her magic to make this easy, but there's too many people in these buildings and she doesn't have enough money to cover the property damage she'd cause. Feigning a retreat, Mariko covers herself with a barrage of shots from her magical rifle. Bright magic-circles flashing from the muzzle starts a symphony of gun fire that could be heard a few blocks away. Mariko starts running once she made a good distance, warning any soul she encounters
]

Run! Get out of here! Go!

[ Mariko demanded just as a stray bullet from a longer ranged rifle got her on the shoulder. Luckily bullets only give her some discomfort. It still hurts like hell, but not enough to put her out of commission just yet. Mariko gets knocked down, but she quickly recovers on her knees to fire back ]


Text - Post-Bounty - Public
[ Well that hunt should keep her snoopy curiosity down for a while. Now a little high on painkillers, Mariko realizes that she's been feeling particularly deprived on human contact. She feels like she's been here forever, and yet she only knows certain people who aren't always there to talk. So she takes a chance and makes her presence felt through the network again: ]

A little weird to ask out of the blue, but any of you here play video games? What are your favorites? Kinda been looking to play some new games, I need a break from my usual ones (ノ≧ڡ≦)
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 09:45 pm
[video]
*For the first time in a long time, Sonico finally appears on screen. The bruising on her cheeks has mostly gone, and the cut on the lip is now only a small red line. She bows deeply on the screen and appears very serious in her approach*

I would like to say thank you, very much, deeply, from the bottom of my heart, towards those of you who cared for me and supported me while I was unwell. I am on the mend, and I appreciate all of your good thoughts.

I may still not be able to return to my usual work for some time...thanks to my injuries...but I would like to extend an open invitation for those who would like singing lessons. Please be in touch.

[action - grass areas of Genessia and Nova City]
Finally, Sonico feels able to leave her apartment. She is dressed differently from usual, however, in a long sleeved cardigan and a skirt that reaches down to her ankles - the best way to hide all her scars.  She appears to be slinking through the parks and wooded areas of town, apparently on a Pokemon hunt, her own in tow.

[audio for nightmares - late at night/early morning]

*The voice broadcasting is a shaky and timid whisper, clearly a girl in distress*

Is anyone...awake? I could use someone to talk to...