13 August 2017 @ 07:53 am
[It was truly an odd spectacle for a certain fairy tale villain to show up on the network. Even more unusual was what he has to say.]

Hello, Genessia... I have a small, yet... important request. Important to me, at least. I decided I will start a hobby. I want to collect a photos of everyone here.

So... Anyone willing to sell me a photo or two?
 
 
Action: Kitten in the House Flower Shop- Attleton

[Not expecting to be gone so long, Aya felt not only out of sorts but very...incomplete. The Dream Docks revealed that he had been missing more than a year's worth of memories, and he wasn't okay with that. But with not knowing how to deal with his newfound memories, he did the only thing he knew, which was go to work.]

[So here he is, at his newly opened flower shop, sweeping the front of the store with a broom, lost in his thoughts about what has been revealed to him. He definitely doesn't pay much mind to the gaggles of young girls who tend to stop by to make small purchases, or just stare.]



Text:

Does anyone think our memories are being suppressed purposely?



Private Video to Sonico:

I got your messages. I'm sorry to have made you worry, Sonico. I'm fine, I promise.

[Besides the still healing gash on his neck from his bounty a couple of weeks ago. But otherwise fine!]
 
 
09 August 2017 @ 01:04 pm

*Oh dear, there's a very concerned-looking Sonico on screen, her eyes wide and anxious, and no hint of her usual cheerful look*

Dear everyone, I need your help. My friend has gone missing, and I'm very worried about him. I haven't seen him for days, and there is no response to any calls, or any of the voice messages I have left for him. His device still appears to be working, so he must still be here in this world... He has not been seen at his home or at work.

*She holds up a picture - it's a rather grainy photo with a blurred image of Aya. Someone must have taken it at her housewarming party, but she appears to have zoomed into Aya, who was in the background of the photo. Still, his shape and colouring and vaguely recognisable*

His name is Aya Fujimiya. It isn't like him not to turn up for work, or to reply to his friends. If anyone has seen him, please let me know.

Aya, if you are out there somewhere, please let me know that you are safe.

...thank you, everyone.

*She takes a breath and turns off the feed before she gets too teary eyed*
 

 
 


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 @ 10:41 pm
Who: Sonico and Mobius (with open prompts for you too!)
What: A date and a body switch!
Where: Around Town
When: Body Swap Day

Sonico had been very much looking forward to her date with Mobius. It was a source of excitement as well as much nervousness. She had gone to some lengths to out together an outfit that would be considered cute - a pretty summer dress and a sweet new pair of shoes with a small heel. That was what the woman in the store said she should wear to be sure that the young man would be smitten. Plus a little bit of make up too. Sonico had trusted the woman, and so there she was, hurrying along to make sure she met Mobius at the meeting place in time. If only she knew how very differently this date would turn out...

[Open Prompts fo Others]

A. There are two young people in town, standing quite closely together. They could just be having a perfectly pleasant time, only they seem to be quite determined to get somewhere, walking their way back home to Attleton.

B. What's going on? It seems a disturbance is going on with a rather rude and aggressive NPC. Sonico is standing, poised for a fight. Meanwhile, Mobius is hiding behind her, watching on with scared eyes.

 
 
 [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*
 
 
26 July 2017 @ 12:54 am
What: Catch-all for the Attleton Olympics
When: July 26th till August 2nd
Where: Attleton, Battle Colosseum
Warning: Should be mostly PG-13, with some competitions possibly going up to R?

[The streets of Attleton are buzzing with activity, visitors and residents alike crowding the streets and headings towards the Colosseum. Colorful decorations adorn the streets and parts of the buildings, there are tents and vendors near the Colosseum that sell snacks, soft drinks and plushies for the little ones (or not so little ones).
Read more... )
[OOC: The opening ceremony and competition logs will be posted to this log, but you’re welcome to make your own Olympics-related posts, we just don’t want to spam the comm. Check out the roster and info post. If you haven’t yet, please plot with your competitors and give us the results. Results still outstanding by the 31st will be RNG'd.

You are welcome to play out as many matches as you like, but you don't need to RP everything.]
 
 
 
13 July 2017 @ 07:15 am
Who: Ayame Sasaki, K2SO, Sonico, Ran Fujimiya, & Others
What: Tokyo Day Trip
Where: Tokyo Subarchway (Attleton)

[ At Sonico's housewarming party, Ayame got to meet K2SO and had made a mention about taking him to the Tokyo subarchway. At the time, Ayame thought they were going the next day since she was free, but a sudden change of plans have made them move the date back to where everyone can attend. Ayame only found out later that Sonico wanted to come, along with a man she has yet to meet.

Ayame has heard from Gale and Satsuki about her colleague once taking people on a trip here, so that's on her also mind. She knows she can't compete with how sociable her colleague is. He may not be Japanese either but he knows more about Tokyo than she does, being from a small town near Kyoto and all. But she hopes to make up for it in her own way, and hopes that a Tokyo native like Sonico can help her out in coming up with ideas on places to go. All she has planned for this trip is grabbing some items and show off the robots to K2. But now she's taken up the role of designated teleporter, eschewing public transport and traffic and just use her created portals to travel around the city more effectively. Atelier Sakura in Fayren is not officially open yet, so she has all day to hang out.

Ayame brought her cat Hibiki along for the trip, who has been by her side while they wait for the others to show
]

Morning @ Shibuya Crossing

[ Ayame chose this as a meeting spot as it was not only close to where she needed to grab some items from, but it was also one of the most iconic locations of the capital. It's the heart of Tokyo, as many would say, but in hindsight, it seems like a bad choice of place too. The throngs of crowds have gotten thick and not helping with the blazing summer heat, with pedestrians crossing from all directions of the intersection like marbles spilling out of a bag in such organized chaos. Scattered sounds of chatter, car engines and distant horns, and audio from the massive digital billboards on the side of buildings. Ayame isn't bothered by the temperature, but the crowds are a little too much for her. She can be found standing out near the Tsutaya store, first to greet her fellow pendant-wearer with an acknowledging glance and a nod.

If they feel the need to eat before tackling on the day ahead of them, Ayame would be willing to pay and take them elsewhere around the city like the famous Akihabara, or someplace less crowded for some traditional Japanese eats. Or not. There's a McDonalds down the street.
]

Noon @ Miraikan

[ Shielding her human friends from the high noon sun, Ayame brought them to the Miraikan Museum, or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Mostly for K2, since there's a presentation of Honda's Asimo robot going on in here. Aside from that, the expansive museum shows exhibits about Earth, rudimentary doll-like androids, and some basic interactive games and activities mostly aimed at children. Currently, there is an exhibition about cartoon animation history. ]

Afternoon

[ This spot of the day is open, with Ayame leaving it to Sonico to decide where to go next. Being a Tokyoite, Sonico would have a better idea on what places to see. The Miraikan is in Odaiba, which has malls and plenty of entertainment. They even have the Gundam statue there for K2 to see, and an onsen theme park. But they could also go back to the mainland, and possibly see Tokyo from the ground by exploring the hidden gems within the city, or seeing it from atop the roof of the observation deck. Ayame can teleport them there and hide their presence from security after all, and enjoy the breeze along with the view from the top. ]

Evening

[ Even while pressed for time, Ayame eventually convinces herself in making some, just for the sake of hanging out. Feeling generous, she's willing to pay and buy gifts for her new compatriots as souvenirs. There's some restaurants she's been curious to try out, and novelty shops and tourist spots that are better viewed at night that they still need to see before calling it a day. Rain is very likely to occur! ]
 
 
11 July 2017 @ 03:39 pm
[Action - Attleton Guardian Office]

[It was Mobius' first day on the job in Attleton, and he was... drowsy, to say the least. He was used to being able to stay up as late as he wanted since he got here, since he had no banshee in the form of his best friend and commander harping on him (despite the initial fear of someone mentioning him when he'd gotten here in the first place), but he suddenly has to get back to a "get to work at 6 in the morning" routine. Since he still takes residence in Nova City, that means getting up around 4:30 in the morning to make the hour-long walk through Genessia City to Attleton, and that doesn't even include getting out of Nova and to the HQ at Attleton. Add that with 100 degree weather and you've got a recipe for a cranky Mobius.

But, he had to keep it in check. Can't have his new boss and peers be annoyed with him day one because he has to make a very miserable trek until he finds a place in Attleton. Mobius has nearly dozed off at a desk more than once, but he's managed to stay awake so far. That's a plus, right? He couldn't exactly let himself fall asleep while getting acquainted with his new line of work.

... his new line of work that is currently without computers. How in the world did the last Guardian manage this? Sure, everything was filed nicely and orderly, but... geez.

Mobius was wondering what he should be doing at the moment, asking the AI in his bracer for advice whenever someone wasn't around. She said something about looking at the list of needed upgrades to see if there was anything he could fetch on his own, which wasn't a bad idea. If there was something he could pick up, then that'd be bonus points for him, right? So he looked the lists over while sipping out of a bottle of iced tea with his Noibat latched onto his head as usual. The list was fairly normal, including the aforementioned needed computers, but... one just... confused him.

So he peered out into the main office, squinting at whoever might be in there.]


Okay, could someone maybe tell me why "Spandex" is listed under priority upgrades?

Private Video - Sonico )
 
 
11 July 2017 @ 04:19 pm

*Living with Attleton's new guardian might one thing - she knew that they were struggling for funds. In the past short while, Sonico had overheard a lot about budgets, and lack of technological equipment. So what's a girl to do? Fundraise! She spoke to her talent agency about the best way to make money, and it seemed that there was an obvious solution: selling photo prints. Apparently, this was the way she made most money the easiest, and so Sonico was willing to try.

On the screen is a rather flustered Sonico, but she's doing her best to swallow her anxiety and to do the best she can for her housemates*

Good afternoon, everyone! I hope you're all having a lovely day! Today, I'm doing a little bit of...raising awareness, and I hope that is okay with you all. Please excuse me.

*So far so good, all cute smiles and a bow at the end. This is where she starts to get gradually more pink*

In order to raise funds for Attleton, and for the benefit of everyone, I have prints for sale.

*Sonico's face is replaced by one of the prints in question. It features Sonico dressed up as some sort of futuristic sci fi babe - clearly in-keeping with the technology theme - plenty of skin on show, and all sorts of metal and lights on her costume*

These are a one time only item. The more you buy, the more you save. There - there are more in this series...

*Now Sonico peeks around the photo of herself, and this time her cheeks are really quite rosy - perhaps the other prints in the series are somewhat more risque*

If - if you want to see more... of me. And uhm, well, of the prints then - you can order them from me and I will send them to any address. I am also happy to meet people if that is more suitable. Uh - oh, and I can sign them, if you wish. Thank you for your time today, and thank you in advance for keeping Attleton and all of us safe.

*There's a shy wave, then she suddenly remembers to blurt out the price - these not are the cheapest photos, it would seem, but who knows, maybe it's an opportunity you don't want to miss*


 

 
 
[ 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. ]
 
 
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.


 

 

 
 
19 June 2017 @ 08:50 pm
 [voice]

Good evening, everyone. I hope that everyone is safe and well following recent...events. I am so grateful for all the people who worked so hard to keep everyone safe. Thank you! I am also incredibly thankful for those who voted so kindly towards, and who have supported my singing. You are all so very kind and generous people.

Now that people are more comfortable, I hope you don't mind me asking - what do people do for a housewarming party? What would make it the loveliest housewarming you have ever been to?

[action a - through towns at night]

Now that Sonico had regular slots at different night clubs, it meant she had to get used to walking home at night. When Cassian wasn't with her, Sonico would wander her way through Nova or Genessia to find the best way back to Attleton. Sometimes she is singing softly to herself, headphones on; other times she would go somewhere to grab something quick and convenient to eat; sometimes trying to juggle a hot takeaway cup while trying to eat a pretzel or a burger at the same time. Why not take her up on a night time stroll?

[action b - busking in Genessia gardens]

Okay, so it's not busking as such, but when the days are nice, Sonico can be found in the gardens in her summer clothes, relaxing by the pond maybe, or else strumming songs as she sits crossed legged on a bench with her acoustic guitar. Come see and hear the cutest female and best singer, so say recent awards.
 
 
[He couldn't believe his luck, but in honesty, he really could.]

When I left, the campaigning was finally over. Now I'm brought back and they're beginning again. Is this normal?

[At least he has a time frame of how long he had been gone.]
 
 
05 June 2017 @ 08:59 am
WHO: Everyone
WHAT: It's the Genessia awards, bitches. Oh and a after party where things get real. You know with the earthquakes and spirits and the like.
WHEN: Monday 5th June
WHERE: Genessia
WARNINGS: Spirits, earthquakes, possible swearing from Krista. Who knows.

Before the awards
[Everyone is gathered who wanted to come. Things were ready and prepared, everything was perfectly in it's place. All that was needed now were the guests of honor. Red carpet laid out for everyone, interested paparazzi standing on the sidelines ready to take pictures and once one was past, a nice cosy area for people to mingle and talk until it was time. One can get a drink or something to eat, mingle with everyone else or simply get your picture taken. Have fun.]

[OOC: To note, we won't be doing the actual awards in this log so the results will be posted: here.]

After Party
[Tables were set up, nicely decorated. Buffet table set up down one side of the hall while the bar was placed on the other side. A dance floor was even in the back where people could dance the night away if they wanted to. There was also a podium set at the back into the center where the tables were facing. The young blonde herself, the host of the whole thing Krista was standing by it after at least thirty minutes into the party, she taps the glass she held lightly before coughing into the microphone.]

Ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls. Welcome to the after party. I hope you enjoyed the awards and congratulations once again to the winners, even if honestly some of them were questionable but that is my opinion. Anyway, that is not why I am standing here for. I wanted to thank everyone for coming, if it wasn't for any of you, I very much doubt this would have even happened. [She gave off the sweetest smile she could possibly do.]

I also wanted to add... [She was about to speak again when there was something strange going on. It was at least enough for the young girl to give pause as she knew what that feeling was. It was an earthquake.]

Okay everyone, this appears to be an earthquake, please do not panic and get under the tables.

[Which seemed simple enough at least. For those who might not be inside the building at the time might notice the sky is different it brighter for around 20 seconds before finally the sky crackles, sparks, and eventually it seems to stop.

That can't be good. Not at all. It wasn't long before there seemed to be something. What's that coming down from the sky? Is it a bird is it a plane. No... They look like freaky spirits. That really isn't good.]
 
 
27 May 2017 @ 10:46 pm
 *There is a soft intake of breath before Sonico begins. Her thoughts are muddled and there's an edge to her voice - this is clearly not a rehearsed message, but the comments of a woman very recently hit with some bad news*

I just... I wish. I just wish there was some way, some how, just some small something.. that would mean that people could say goodbye. Disappearing. Vanishing into thin air. It just... I'm sorry, but it isn't fair.

*There's a pause, then a breath, but clearly she decides not to say anything further, and clicks off the feed*
 
 
xxxxx[ Private to: All Velvet Lust Employees ]

I won't be in in any official capacity for at least a week

Wade's driving, don't make him pull the club over

Andor

that means you


[Hell yeah he just sicced Deadpool on Andor in particular. Isn't being the least favorite employee the most fun?]



xxxxx[ Private to: Dorian Pavus ]

it's done

he... chose to come back


[So no, you're not down a job, apparently.]



xxxxx[ Private to: Szelhamos ]

it's done... and he chose to come back

[A pause.]

still like you

[It's almost juvenile to say that last bit, but... it's also equally weirdly relevant? In light of recent conversations.]
 
 
Current Music: Jaymes Young - I’ll Be Good
 
 
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???