[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.]
 
 
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.

 
 
06 August 2017 @ 05:03 am
[A young girl appears on the feed, laying on her belly upon her bed. A sporty uniform was hanging on a closet door behind her. She looked comfy resting her chin on a rolly-polly panda doll.]

Hello, everyone. I had fun cheerleading for Nova City at the games. I hope there will be another Olympic games next year. It was lonely not having anyone else with me, though.

But I'm seeing something weird on the network. Some people are talking like they are not themselves. Is there a bug going around?

And, another question. Can anyone give me an example of "rockin' roll" music?
 
 
04 August 2017 @ 12:00 am
[he is sitting in what very much looks like the office of some laid back lecturer with a helpful globe on the desk, though it looks wrong as things keep shifting around, as well as pictures on the desk, shaping away from the camera]

Right so. I lied. I am not Joe Cool. Yes everyone who guessed right gets a cookie and a nice pat yourself on the back for being so clever. Go ahead. I don't mind. Over yourselves? Excellent.

I am the Doctor. There is another man who calls himself the Doctor and he is, in fact, me. You could ask but you'd be wasting your breath. Just don't question it and learn to live a little. Or alternatively ask someone who knows me and see what they will tell you.

Anyway, point is, I am here to help. So if there is something pressing I do have office hours posted outside the big blue police box. Please fill out your name and approximate time of the meeting. Don't hold your breath on the weekends however. If there is an emergency well. I'll find it. Believe me I always do.

However, if you are currently mad at me, that is to say, the Doctor. And by mad I mean furious, angry, want to maim or otherwise want to vent problematic elements of our current relationship, please come and see me and get it out of your system. I am the up to date operating system as it were and the other is still getting the bugs cleared out. But since I was him I can be blamed for all the himming he does.

If you vent your spleen at him instead, I shall be very cross. It's not all that easy keeping ourselves together, you know, especially when there is more than one of me in the same room so, angry as you may be, have consideration.

Anyway! [he drums his hands against the table] That's all I had to say. Staff meeting at ten. Tea at eleven. Twelve is when the fun starts. Oh, and if you know of any good indoor ice skating rinks, let me know. Provided we don't all drown in buckets of angst, it might be fun to get some lead out if you know what I mean.
 
 
03 August 2017 @ 08:58 am
I have a question.

[The young girl speaks as the feed switches of. Rapunzel herself was currently laying on her bed. She had spent the most part looking through the device and had come across the invitation. After pondering on it, she had questions because it was something new for her.]

It's about the costume party because, silly me. Not good with new experiences and all... I mean I have read plenty of books, but they don't quite help me for certain situations as they were mostly story books and fairy tales.

[Someone was starting to mumble, using her free hand to start playing with her blonde locks. After a good couple of minutes, she stops.]

Ah, sorry. I was mumbling. [A beat.] My question comes in two parts. For starters what exactly is a costume? I have little to no idea what one is. Secondly, what is a swimsuit?
 
 
29 July 2017 @ 08:53 pm
[There's muffled childish cursing and a weird angled view of a little blond boy with pointed ears. He's dressed in green and has a shield that's too large for a child, and a sword that's just right.]

This is weird.

[The boy peers at the camera, big blue eyes curious.]


Navi, where are you?
 
 
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 @ 06:18 pm
 What's this?

*There's only another second before Jack figures out the video function, and there he appears on screen - the most pleasant skellington you've ever seen. Or, yes, just a skellington man, who is seemingly quite animated*

Ah hello, people of Genessia Town! What a charming place this is, and what a pleasant introduction! The technology here is really quite something, isn't it? If only I had the time to examine it all! I would very much be interested in speaking with someone who can explain all these clever...mechanisms.

[Action - Various Places in Genessia]

Jack has never been to a place like this, has never been surrounded by so many things he doesn't understand. Not since his visit to Christmas Town. He can be found in various shops or cafes, picking things up in wonder, or else pressing himself against windows to peer into homes, offices, any kind of building, all with bright curiosity on his face.
 
 
24 July 2017 @ 07:37 pm
Hey so, bit of a weird question. Anyone here ever heard of Torchwood, and could maybe point me how to get back to contacting the local branch? That'd be really handy, yeah?

Year and star system coordinates would also be fantastic, but I'm not holdin' my breath waitin'.

[Bites her bottom lip in thought.]

[She doesn't even know which universe this is. Much less how she got here without a dimension cannon or where everyone she was with went. Maybe they're here. But then maybe even saying their name depending on the universe is dangerous. Luckily, she's had 5+ years (give or take for literal dimension rewinds and time in the vortex) of experience in learning how to do codes.]


Here's a fairytale you've probably never heard before.

Once upon a time there was a big bad wolf. She wandered a city of metal filled with metal men. [Too dangerous to even say the world cyberman until she learned more!] She thought she was on a mission to hunt down her lost prince. But she was actually on a mission to find home. Bit like Dorothy from Wizard of Oz if you know it. And one day she met a man who wasn't a prince at all. He was a very brainy professor. There was even another man who started off as a mouse but turned into a lion full of courage, saving worlds he never even knew existed. And a really flirty captain who was probably too pretty for his own good. They weren't off to find a wizard. Just a blue box.

The big bad wolf ran away from home and her pack over and over and over again, but no matter how many times she ran, and how many new friends she made or which universe she fell into, something was always calling her back. 'Pparently you can't escape your family that easily. That or the Big Bad Wolf's mum was seriously terrifying and would fight a werewolf for diamonds and totally win.

Thanks for listening, Ta!
 
 
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?
 
 
19 July 2017 @ 08:26 pm
{ACTION}

[1. The Bay.] )



[3.Fai's cat cafe.] )


{TEXT}


ghhwewhhhhhtsdf445 affge,k,fghz.lk.lññññ...


{>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.]
 
 
19 July 2017 @ 12:16 pm
[Not that Rapunzel has discovered the ways of texting among other things, thanks, Jaune. She decided to do this as a text rather than video. Mostly because if she used video you would realise she was still in the process of moving into the new apartment and it was pretty empty. Minus what actually comes with the apartment. Plus she really wanted to use the smiley faces, okay?]

Thank you to all who have been really helpful when it comes to working. I have secured myself a part time job that requires me to only work three days a week. But because of that, I find myself with some times still. So I've been doing the things I usually would have back home, one of which is painting.

Why am I bringing this up you wonder? Well, it's been suggested more than once that I do this as something to do as well. Sell my paintings. But it would be requests more than selling whatever I paint in my own time. So... let me know if you want a painting done either on a canvas or on a wall :) :) :)


[It was at least thirty minutes or so before she sends out another text, this time it was completely anon.]

Anon Text

I have a question. What are peoples dreams here? Not like... what dream you had last night, but more... something you want to do or achieve. A dream. I'll give you an example.

Back home there was something I wanted to see up close and had been planning to before I found myself here.
 
 
17 July 2017 @ 08:08 pm
[A click. There's darkness, and shuffling, the sound of water being splashed around, and a very soft, very gentle curse.

Then a few seconds of silence... before the screen blasts white. It takes a second for the phone to adjust to the light itself, and when it does, blue skies and an upside down Genessia city are broadcast for a decent minute, before the screen is finally angled up at the holder.

A young man, dressed as if he'd tumbled out of some dark Victorian based funeral parlor, white as a sheet thanks to his own panic and confusion.
]

... It must still be a dream...

[Apparently, he's not entirely aware of what he's looking at or what the hell its doing, because in short order that phone is flipped over to get a good look at some expensive looking boots as he decides to just... take this all one goddamn step at a time and deduce what the ever loving fuck this thing is.]
 
 
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.
 
 
11 July 2017 @ 08:24 am
[Rapunzel still hadn't found a place to live yet and that was mostly due to various problems she has found herself in. Mostly her hair. She did need space for it considering the amount and also she wanted areas where she could paint on the wall if she wanted to. So when she finally got the device on she was sitting in the park.]

I've... been here for a couple weeks now and I've been looking for not only work, which I realised I need to do and ask about that but also about living arrangements. Would anyone happen to know of a good place where I could paint on the walls? Or at least a place I can let down my hair because I really do need the room for it.

[She ran fingers through her hair briefly and not even that reached the end.]

As for work...I've never honestly worked before, so I really don't know where to begin.
 
 
03 July 2017 @ 03:46 pm
Action; The Bay
[Rapunzel didn't remember falling asleep right after she finally left the tower and started on her adventure to see what she always dreamed of seeing up close. The lanterns have been her dream for as long as she could remember.

So when she found herself waking up in something she doesn't remember waking up in she couldn't help but worry ever so slightly. Where was her guide? The one who was meant to show her to the place she was meant to go to. As her bare feet hit the water she paused, looking down slightly. Water. Not exactly something she was expecting when getting out.

With frying pan firmly in her grasp and the items that she woke up with, in her other hand, she slowly made her way out, scared about what to expect in the world. her 150ft of hail slowly but surely trailing behind her. With each step, she moved the frying pan to the left, then to the right quickly when she saw people around.]


Action; Genessia
[Once Rapunzel had heard the hologram, which had scared her when it initially turned on she had made her way around, seemingly a little more excited to see everything around her. Running from window to window looking in, she was excited about simply being out of the tower. However, it wasn't long before she finds herself stopping. She was in a new place and if she didn't get back in three days, her mother would not be happy. That was enough to cause the young blonde to lean against the window.]

She is going to be upset with me? Why did I do it? Maybe I could go back?

[For the rest of the morning at least, the young woman can either be found running around happily trying out new things or she can be found sitting around, mumbling to herself.]

Video
[Whoever was using the device clearly had no idea how to actually use it. So when it switches on all one can see is a giant green eye looking into it. They moved it back for a moment in order to check it out before moving it back to the way it was before.]

I admit I have never seen anything quite like this. But... what actually is it?
 
 
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.
 
 
 [The feed randomly turned on after part of her hair fell on it. At first all you see is blonde hair and a voice singing to herself as she was going about her business. And finally after a little bit, the hair seems to have move and now you can see that Rapunzel has made a few adjustments around her apartment. More specifically areas where she could wrap her hair around to lift her up, open things, move around, and climb. And more impressively, she seems to be using her hair to her advantage as she goes about cleaning her living area. Soon enough, she seems to have finished as she clapped her hands together.]

There! That should do it! I think Pascal would be proud of how clean this is. Too bad he isn't here with me... Or Eugene for that matter...

[And then her expression turns somber for a moment before forcing herself not to think about it.]

Okay! No time to stand around. There's still a lot to do around here.

[So with that Rapunzel went off screen as she started to gather pans and other utensils in the kitchen area. While the area is clear, you might notice that her walls that were a bit more plain before now has more paintings covering them. Suddenly the phone falls to the ground with the movement of her hair knocking it off.]

Woops! What was that?

[Going to check the cause of the noise and..]

Oh! This was on? Sorry about that.

[Turning it off now.]
 
 
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!