[Not one to be outdone by Smoker, here's another fool unwittingly making a rumor spread farther than it has to.]

"The grapevine's been sporting some colorful flavors lately. If you've no clue what I'm talking about, well and good afternoon. If you do...ah, better address it then.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying there aren't good reasons to kill actors. They were put in the same social stratum as prostitutes for a reason, after all. Earning one's bread as a professional liar takes its toll on the soul eventually. Even, hah, the Buddha wasn't too keen on them.

I'll even admit that an actor dying in their own production is very poetic.

But to get a venereal thrill out of the whole thing is far too obscene and absurd. As always, word on the street is never as serious as I'd like. Take it from one who earns most of my living off such rumors.

Go under the Mercy!

[He hangs up, not quite conscious of the part of the rumor he didn't address. Hey now, absence of evidence...]
 
 
19 August 2017 @ 04:45 pm
Insult injury = _ ?

Does anyone else think the newspaper's puzzles could do with some improvement? Simplistic mysteries that fail to even provide an illusion that they require any complex thought. Anyone with the capability to read at a third-grade level could solve these. A few minor trivia facts and you're granted a hollow prize. Gaining a few coupons does not help a genius in need of stimulation.

And this new bit that's written like something out of a lackluster children's clue book. Riddled with mistakes. It could kill several brain cells reading. Slanderous to the word "enigma." An insult to everyone's intelligence, really. Not that the intelligence levels are particularly high for most of you...
Almost an insult to everyone's.

Whoever is in charge of this is clearly some buffoon. Asinine publishing. We can do better.

What is a riddle you truly felt rewarded for solving? What is a mystery you have agonized over before discovering the answer for? Is there a puzzle you still haven't figured out? A person or situation that continues to vex you?

Would anyone miss that newspaper if something terrible happened to it?
 
 
15 August 2017 @ 06:02 pm
[This is not the first time Yuuko has woken up with no recollection of what's happened to her. This time, the location was very unfamiliar though. There's a vague feeling that she's forgetting something important, but as the minutes tick by, even that begins to fade. After she's left the bay however, she finds a spot to sit down and poke at her new phone. The directions were simple enough.]


Helloooooo? Is this on?

[She begins. However, anyone who can't see ghosts/supernatural things or are generally unaware/don't believe in their existence will only see the scenery behind her and won't be able to hear her, either.]

This definitely isn't my school. I know this pamphlet says this city is called Genessia, but where is it? Another country? I'm a little confused.

[Honestly, she seems pretty calm for the situation she's in.]

So...what can anyone tell me about this place that I haven't already read about?
 
 
13 August 2017 @ 09:27 pm
[As Qubine turns on the feed, he lets out what sounds like a deep, guttural sigh.]

...Under ordinary circumstances, I wouldn't take issue with predators hunting their prey. It's only natural...and necessary for one's survival. But the fact that this so-called "Apex Predator" not only hunts for sport, but had also taken out a dragon has me concerned. Its ruthlessness and cunning remind me of the Beastclans of my own world...although I have no reason to believe that they have found their way into Genessia...yet.

[He pauses for a moment. If the Beastclans did arrive, what would they do? It occurs to him that he doesn't know much about them other than their hatred towards dragonkind.]

...I would investigate this myself, but yet...we don't have enough information to work with.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplative
 
 
12 August 2017 @ 10:06 am

[Video]
Good morning everyone!~

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

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

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

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

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

[Action]

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

 
 
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*
 

 
 
06 August 2017 @ 02:56 pm
[The video feed activates and it's evident that Minori is on the move. She's rather distressed but not panicking. She's not the helpless newb she used to be even if she wasn't even close to as strong as the others. There also seems to be a lot of soft jingling just out of the video feed.]

Please excuse me, is this still Elder Tales? I don't remember hearing about a Genessia City on the Yamato Server... I tried calling everyone on my friends' list but I just get a message about the player not being available.

[Minori looks away to check a street sign and then back at the phone.]

I'd like to thank the girl in white for the informative hologram as well! It was really helpful!

[And the feed ends...]

_________________________________________________________________________

Minori sighed after hanging up. It didn't seem like there was a guild hall in this city for some reason, so maybe she wasn't in the game still. But she was still in her gaming avatar and could pull up the command menu. The city did seem safe enough but Minori kept her staff out just in case. The girl visibly shook herself and started walking again. The hologram had recommended she go to a place called 'Haller Home' and it was as good a place to start as any.
 
 
05 August 2017 @ 05:57 pm
[Video]
Hi everyone!

[For once Edith looks happy, almost bouncing. Which makes sense since she's surrounded by books! That's right, she's in the library.]

So the library is going to be open twenty four hours a day now, and I'm doing the night shift here! So I just thought I'd try drumming up business so, would anyone like to be part of a book club?

And what's your favourite book? If you have one that is, I'd love you know.

[Edith picks up a book and passes it from hand to hand, she's now sure how to end this video and she's feeling awkward.]

So... yeah, that's all I wanted to say, goodnight everyone.

[Action for Marco]
Read more... )
 
 
04 August 2017 @ 09:54 pm
Ow my head

So..uh, in case anyone missed the explosion and crap we could use a little help at the bank.

[The arctic fox looks around at the mess, he wasn't sure how long he was out for but it didn't seem to be that long.]

I think everyone's okay except for me and [Helgi coughs.] Some guy who got hit by a sleep dart.

[Yeah that totally wasn't Helgi's fault.]

Can someone tell me if this city has the NHS, I really don't want to spend my newbee money on hospital bills.
 
 
03 August 2017 @ 09:47 pm
[Mira has just woken up and is playing with her smartphone, finding that she catches on fairly quickly, but finding the device to be amusing all the same.]

These things are great, it would probably make getting drinks so much easier if customers could just place their orders in ahead of time. Then again, I kind of prefer the face to face reactions.

[She clicks another thing, and finally realizes that it's a video recorder like some of the magic in her own world.]

Oh! Hello everyone! I'm Mirajane, and I was wondering if anyone here could tell me if they've seen any Fairy Tail mages around? My siblings Elfman or Lissana readily spring to mind, but any members would likely be a welcome sight if I'm going to be here for a while. If not, well I'd be happy to offer my services as a barmaid if anyone is hiring. I have a good five or six years of experience behind the bar, and I can mix just about any drink you'd like.

(Edit hours later): Erza has informed me we do have a branch of Fairy Tail, so I'll be working there. If anyone would like my free month of room and board, please speak to me, and if anyone wants a nice foaming mug of beer, come to the Fairy Tail guild hall! Best quality liquor with the friendliest barmaid~!
 
 
03 August 2017 @ 01:45 pm
[It was really just a matter of time.

He'd have to be visible publicly eventually, he couldn't limit his interactions to a giant shapeshifting cat, his grip on sanity was tenuous as it was anyway.

So here's the video.

A sleek, well dressed tuxedo cat with polished pince nez glasses, oh so dapper in a style that wouldn't have looked out of place on Al Capone.

Neat as a pin and seated comfortably at what appears to be a kitchen table
]

I'll be offering my services to local businesses as a freelance accountant. Apparently, it is impossible to establish my own business, and I've not yet found a reputable accounting agency in the area.

I'm going to keep this initial broadcast curt and to the point, and if anyone has need for my services, you're welcomed to contact me privately for further information. I do have a resume, though I can't imagine contacting any former employers is possible here.

I've had eleven years of experience in the field-

[Eleven years of technically legal experience-]

And I highly doubt you'll find someone better equipped to manage finances and budgeting here.
 
 
Video

Well, this is off to a bad start. Especially with that stupid paperboy breaking my window with another newspaper. Again.

[He even shows the said window, which is now shattered thanks to the said incident.]

But anyways, I got something on my mind lately. The arcade is good and all, but does Genessia, Nova, or Attleton have a skate park or a laser tag or something? I'm kind of bored with just video games and comics around.

Text

[Later, he really wants something ever since the last Olympics sport.]

Does anyone know how do I get a cool motorbike? More importantly, do they allow 12-years-old kids to drive a bike?

Bounty: Death at the Zoo [Action/Solo] [Bounty Link]

Tony doing some justice under the cut )
 
 
01 August 2017 @ 01:20 am
[ After relocating from the bay and listening to the message the young girl in the hologram had given, Hiro hadn't wasted too much time thinking about things before deciding to test out ways to use the device he'd found at his side. Everything was still kind of confusing, but at least the technology was cool! It was probably going to be a really important thing to have.

Note to self: don't lose item or delete from inventory.

It took only a few minutes to figure out the basics of the network posting system. A lot of other people seemed to be introducing themselves, so maybe that meant he should too? It was a first step, anyway. ]


a. text
your text here )

b. video
Read more... )

c. action
Read more... )
 
 
31 July 2017 @ 08:33 pm
[Waking in the Bay Darkwing is in a quite a stir from the cacoon]

Hey! HEY! Which of you jokers is responsible for this? Bushroot! [A pause] Ah - ha! It must be the cleverly cunning fiend - Quaker Jack! [A longer pause] Megavolt? [Another pause and even more uncertainty as Darkwing walks in circles in the Bay] Liquidator?

[Something isn't right and that makes Darkwing a bit nervous; even if he won't admit to be nervous but they'd never miss their cue and there's money a jewel that is clearly stolen and heads towards Genessia which is clearly not St. Canard and freaks out at the mutant aka the human hologram greeting Darkwing and flees quickly.

Maybe he ran into someone?

Or maybe you saw the humanoid duck in purple run clear splat into a wall but rest assured! He's alright.

Or make up something and I'll roll with it]
 
 
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.
 
 
31 July 2017 @ 06:26 pm
[First thing that pops on this screen is this purple cat with a black witch-like hat and a tag. It seems she's still wondering around the arrival area, shaking off whatever water was on her. She tilts her head to one side, curious, tail swagging in the background. She leans closer to the screen poking her nose on it, and bats it with her paw before pulling away. The cat grins happily letting out a laugh.]

Nyahahaha!

Is this thing really on?

[She asks happily, and yes, the cat speaks!]

Hello~! Can anyone hear Blair?
 
 
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?
 
 
29 July 2017 @ 05:51 pm
Uhm... Hello. Nehra I hope I have this device working properly...

[ When the feed clicks on it shows a frazzled girl, sighing and rubbing the back of her neck. Of all things to happen, she wasn't expecting this. Still, she doesn't waste any more time and looks at the device again. In the background it's clear that she hasn't left the bay yet, or even the cave, but it might be apparent that she's still near the holographic projection Weiss left for newcomers. ]

I... I suppose I should say it is nice to meet you all, whoever you may be. I will admit, when I went to bed, I was not expecting to wake up in a strange new world.

[ She pauses, seeming uncertain before trying to shake it off and continuing. ]

Should any of you know the name "Nautilus", please let me know? In the meantime, I suppose I will make my way to communal housing and try to figure things out from there. So, ah... Good to meet you, again, and I suppose I will see some of you soon.

[ And she's going to turn off that video in a hurry, Nehra that was awkward and hard to do.

True to her word she's going to be at the Bay, stepping out of the cave with her things in tow and looking around. At least it looks like it's summer here too, but just what in the world is Genessia? ]
 
 
 [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*
 
 
28 July 2017 @ 10:51 am
System startup... Complete. Begin internal system diagnostic.

[A man decked in blue armor has awakened. A cold, dead stare not giving an iota of a damn.]

Complete. Detected damage to outer layer. All systems nominal. Soma operational. Error. Jet propulsion disabled. Repairs required.

Location: Unknown. Location of allies unknown. New primary objective: Locate and continue protection of "Kohaku." Proceeding with search and rescue.

[Kunzite drops his full weight into the water of the bay as he walked like a man on a mission out into the city. His cold, computing gaze shifts from left to right, taking in the sights and registering what he observed in his internal memory with incredible speed. It only took one passing glance.]

Error. City not on known charts.

[He soon finds and approaches the welcoming hologram. Kunzite proceeds with scanning the device.]

Subject identified. Name: Weiss Schnee. Assessment: Owner of Schnee Company, probable leader of city. Threat level: Unknown. New locations registered: Genessia City. Nova City. Fayren City. Attleton. Everglade.

[He got all that just by scanning the basics of the holo projector. Now he just listens to the explanation.]

Error. Transportation through dimensions not possible. Possible reference to "Spiria Link." Scanning... Complete. Location does not match known Spiria Nexus.

New secondary objective: Search "Weiss Schnee" for questioning.

[Kunzite finished his initial assessment of his surroundings and now has objectives. He can be found running in the direction of the Nova gate. The Mechaknight himself can be found in both Genessia and Nova.]