16 October 2017 @ 05:48 pm
October 16th- Nova City Hall, Action - OTA
[ After Yang's incident, Weiss had decided the best course of action to get her ready again once she was out of the hospital was to hop on stocking up on Dust. Which meant she was headed to Fayren, despite the news that Halloween costumes were abound. Last time that happened she briefly was able to firebend, it didn't seem like that big of a problem.

Unfortunately, instead of selecting a random costume, it went for Weiss's actual costume she had selected. It was an olive branch to Jaune after their latest fight, a character from his favorite comic, X-Ray and Vav: The Mad King. (Look, he had the cutest skirt out of everyone.) It's not a complete takeover, so Weiss is still decidedly Weiss, but the personality.. well, that's a little different.

She didn't change out of her costume when she got back to Nova City, instead her priority being visiting the City Council-- the government body that her father couldn't operate without the cooperation of. After a brief meeting, Weiss can be seen walking out of City Hall with a little smirk on her lips and every member of the city council happily.. cuddling puppies and saying things like "Absolutely, Queen Schnee! Thank you!" and "All hail the mad queen!"

It's undeniable they've decided to be on her side of things, though it's questionable how else she got them to agree besides puppy power. Approach her? ]

October 18th- The Throne Room, Video - OTA
[ Where exactly this is is questionable in the video, but the sky in the huge glass wall windows behind it is definitely Nova City. There are definitely people following her every whim and Weiss Schnee is definitely leaning to one side on her throne of blue and silver for a moment before sitting up straight. ]

Citizens of Nova City, my name is Weiss Schnee, and as of yesterday, the City Council has agreed to follow under a new system of government. Sometimes you can't fix what isn't broken, and they've all decided that the appropriate solution to many of Nova City's problems is the installation of a monarchy. My monarchy.

[ And then the City Councilpersons come up one by one and give their blessing on this decision about accepting the Mad Queen Weiss as their ruler. ]

Well, I suppose it's better than Ice Queen.

[ Perhaps those who work in City Hall might find the sudden addition of a throne room on top of the building rather curious, but hey. A queen needs a throne. ]

October 16th-22nd- Power Station - Closed to X-ray & Jaune (once they.. sort things out so they can try to save the day)
[ Despite the odd circumstances of her ascention to the apparent throne, Weiss was still a popular person. Obviously there was dissent about her suddenly becoming a monarch of a city though, but it had been strangely.. well, subdued. Probably because a huge portion of the population was being manipulated by a robotic cow that had been programmed and plugged into the city's power in a hole beneath the station and wifi system utilizing some coding that Weiss had stolen from a case involving the hacking of prosthetics. And all she was doing with it was sending out one clear message to smooth things over: All Hail the Mad Queen.

Needless to say compliance was much easier when you were overwriting a huge chunk of the population to follow your rule. :)

Weiss of course checked in on it every day to make sure that the cow was still secure. Still in the hole. ]

OOC NOTE: Weiss only influenced the NPCs, not PCs. If you play a character I promise you I didn't just do that without your permission. (The coding is for Nova City's system as per a case she worked on when she was city Guardian!)
16 October 2017 @ 02:02 am
[The video starts with Jaune in his apartment.] Hey. Jaune Arc again. Now that I've been taking a break, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about something that's very important to me:

And that's drinking less energy drinks and drinking more water. [He holds up a glass of delicious, cold water, precariously filled to the rim. Look as the beads just glisten in the florescent lights.] Water is an important source of nutrients and energy. Most bodies are composed of...about fifty to ninety percent water? Depending on your species. And without it we can't do as much as well as we normally can. Our brains get sluggish, and our super powers or whatever aren't as super powerful. Which brings me to energy drinks. They're a good source of sugar, and, well, energy, but there's a reasonable limit and it's easy to cross that limit.

Don't be like me and drink ten in one night. Just don't. Don't do that. [His stare becomes haunted, before brightening again.] This message was brought to you by X-Ray and- [Bark! An excited white golden retriever named Snow runs down the hall and into Jaune's leg, thinking it's time for pets, but Jaune was unprepared and he has to catch himself from dropping the glass, upsetting the still surface and spilling some on his shirt and pants--]

[He looks either nauseous or uncomfortable and drops his device as he falls rather suddenly, his dog barking at the video while a frustrated, screeching COME ON!!! echoes in the apartment. Turning the fallen device back to him, his problem is quickly made clear. Jaune is now sporting a bright yellow tail with two broader fins and a smaller one that fans out at the end. Some of the scales seem to grow bright blue, particularly the ones lining the edges, and bringing the camera up it's shown that while the scales don't fully stop there, going up his elbows and some on his neck where his gills are, his normally blue eyes seem even brighter than before. Despite the change in appearance, Jaune just groans and slumps back on the floor while Snow starts investigating the different scents.]

I guess I'll go live in the ocean until this is over. Dogs don't eat fish...right?
14 October 2017 @ 02:06 pm
[The camera takes a moment to focus on the correct thing in the room: namely, a roughly hamster sized fishbug, glowing a soft blue with tiny motes of light milling about, no matter how vehemently he tries to shoo them.]

Oh good, everbody else gets horns an' wings an' shit an' I getta be a tiny glowy bug-thing. Whoo. Guess I'mma be huntin' krill 'stead a fish for awhile. Was hopin' this shit'd wear off after a day like the last time this place decided t' dick 'round with my body, buuuuut I reckon this'ns fixin' t' stay awhile, ain't that grand?

[He looks exactly the opposite of happy about it.]

Anyway, if any a y'all's got a brilliant idea a good shit t' do when yer standin' 'bout knee high t' an anklebiter, lemme know. Like t' make the best a shit that comes my way but somehow I jus' ain't feelin' this'n.
Man, we gotta get some shit started, so I'mma start it, right here, right now!

Gonna play a li'l game we call Marry, Shag, Cliff!

For the uninitiated, 's a game were y' make a comment, and then some other asshole's gonna give y' a list a three people, an' y' gotta come back with which one y' wanna spend yer life with, which one y' wanna hook it up with all night long- hell yeah!- an' which one y' wanna ever so gently shove off a really tall cliff. Sharp rocks is definitely at the bottom.

Who's in?

[ooc note: PLEASE TAG EACH OTHER AND GO CRAZY. Namur partially just wants to sit back and popcorn.gif as people embarrass each other ngl.]
04 October 2017 @ 10:31 pm
[and yet another one returning! he was someone that was here briefly, but he had also wanted to try and change everything for the better here. ironwood had been warned about the coming and going of people as well, and he certainly took that into consideration upon waking up here again. no matter, he would just need to continue on.

so, ironwood was now sitting comfortably, looking into the camera with a newly found determination.]

Good day, people of Genessia. I am General Ironwood, and I was once here before. When I was here I attempted to gather up like minded individuals who shared the same views as me. What were those views you ask? Simply to better oneself with a little more training in whatever way one would need.

Of course, this is entirely optional, and we can talk more about if you wish.

[now then!] Also, I am entirely open to talking freely. I just came back after all, I would like to hear updates on everyone, and also hear from newcomers.

Locked; Weiss Schnee

Miss Schnee, would you be so kind as to inform me of any changes that have happened here since I was gone?
04 October 2017 @ 01:25 am
How long have I been gone?! I didn't expect to fall asleep one day and find myself back in a welcome box, but now I've discovered that my tea shop is closed?! What manner of-

[The woman with the blond hair, curls, and white ribbons takes a deep breath to steady her nerves. Turning on her device and just broadcasting her question was probably not the smartest way of getting the answers she sought. Clearly it had been some time, even Robin's book store was empty, but some of the businesses she as familiar with were still running.]

Miss... Amagi? I would ask once again if I might partake of your generous hospitality until I have sorted myself out. I assume you are still here, even if some of my other closest friends and confidants no longer are because your business is still open. Unless of course you had the foresight to write a will and someone else has inherited your business in your absence... which should I re-open my business I likely shall do.

[She heaved a sigh... it felt like the worst of times she'd had when she was a ship captain, or when she'd first started out here.]

Miss Schnee... it seems you were correct about me, I did not stay for as long as I thought I would. Nevertheless, I hope you are well and will continue to offer you an olive branch of peace should you choose to accept it.

[She wasn't sure if the woman had gotten over the whole incident with Battler, the memory of it still fresh in Maribelle's mind, as well as her choosing to not attend the grand opening of her cafe.]

Smoker... if you're still here I could use a friend like you now more than ever. Please contact me if you have any information regarding anyone from the kingdom of Ylisse, or if any of the marines from the grand line are still here. If you do know who I am, I would appreciate seeing a familiar face right now.

[Maribelle comes back on to make a quick addendum now that she's found Robin, and had some more time to think clearly.]

My apologies for my rather rude introduction. My name is Maribelle, lady Maribelle if you prefer a more formal title. I am the duchess of Themis and a court magistrate of Ylisse. If anyone would like to hire me for their law firm or for legal representation they can feel free to contact me here, or at the Amagi Inn where I hopefully shall be staying. That is all.

(ooc: She also has an appointments post here)
03 October 2017 @ 11:21 pm
[The screen is tilted at an odd angle, as if someone just hit the communicator with a wandering hand, but the view it's clear, Cassian Andor's bedroom. The clues of figuring that one are that the camera shows Cassian himself in his bed, jacket lost somewhere on the floor and shirt half undone.]

I will never get tired of having lips.

[The voice comes from Cassian's company: a tall, blond man, who is not only very handsy with him but trying to suck a lovebite into Cassian's neck. That earns him a moan and a stifled laugh.]

Good, because I'll never get tired of your lips.

[He curls his fingers into the man's hair and yanks his head up, pulling him into a rough kiss.]
02 October 2017 @ 11:25 am
[Jaune seems to have exhaled a deep breath just prior to beginning the video. For once, he's not in the Guardian Skyrise, but his apartment. He doesn't know or particularly care what happened to his office, seeing as he quit with no notice. Biting his lip and twisting his hands nervously, it's clearly awkward for him, but he looks cleaner than he did. Healthier.]

I heard the world exploded or something again while I was gone. And Emerald's famous now, making the world exploding less of a shock. So I guess I'm just going to ask if I missed anything important and say hi to all the new arrivals.

Hi all the new arrivals. I'm Jaune.

[A forced shrug of his shoulders, he leans back a little as if to get away from the camera.]

I found another job, one I think that's going to work out. But there are some obstacles-- like officially learning how to drive. [Look he can drive/fly just fine but he's put off taking any tests so he's been driving without a license when he's needed to.]

I don't know as much stuff as some people who've been in Genessia, but I've been here a while and I've read everything the GSRF has about what they've found out. I don't necessarily understand everything, I'm not a scientist, but if you ever have any questions, I'll try to answer them as best as I can in...less scienc-y terms.

[He ends the feed.]

Private to Weiss )
05 September 2017 @ 09:07 pm
[ The video recorded on the network appears to be from the angle of the podium that Weiss is standing at, though it's obvious that it's taking place in an official space. Just as likely, any character would be able to see the same scene on television as a press conference called by Weiss Schnee. What's stranger is that she doesn't seem quite as confident or self-assured as she might normally. This isn't good news. ]

Nova City has become a home to me. Which is what makes this incredibly difficult. The type of person I decided I wanted to be was the type of person who protects others- someone who fights to make things right, and be a better person than people expect of me. Being Nova City's Guardian has let me be that person, but it takes a toll. Everyone has a point at which their bias and self-interest conflicts with being able to do the right thing. I've recently begun to see where that point lies for me. Before I reach it, I'm going to do the right thing one last time for Nova City.

[ Weiss takes a deep breath, her fingers gripping slightly before she releases both them and the breath. ]

Today is my last day as City Guardian. In my place until the next election, Deputies Garrus Vakarian and Mercury Black will be acting as co-Guardians to lead the Nova City Guardian team. They have very different styles so it may be an.. interesting transition, but I think the contrast and balance will ultimately help to keep Nova City a fair and safe place.

[ She's so aware that it's going to be a controversial decision. Mercury is rash, with little leadership experience, but he got things done and he was decisive. He wouldn't play around with unnecessary ventures, and Weiss honestly felt that if he was going to continue down the path he was on, he needed to be motivated to do that. She'd give him the responsibilities and hoped he picked up on it, using his already skillfully trained abilities to support it. Garrus was far more justice-oriented and enthusiastic about the job, and much more intelligent, but he also acted too quickly and ended up on wild goose chases or involved in ridiculous drama somehow. The biggest worry she had about the team-up would be whether they would go too far in the name of justice, but she was hoping the remaining deputies would keep them in check in that aspect. Her other deputies may have been more qualified individually, but they were less likely to be followed by the rest of the team or more likely to be influenced by outside parties. It was the only combination that worked. They elected her, hopefully they trusted her deputies to uphold her standards in her stead. ]

Thank you.

[ And the transmission ends. ]
13 August 2017 @ 02:09 pm
Scenario: your culinary arts students are looking at you like you're dinner. (You got licked.)

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!
08 August 2017 @ 12:39 pm
action for jaune; lunchtime
[ Jaune and Weiss had been getting along for some time now. After their last real fight, it'd taken a while but they were honestly better than ever. And now, she was on her way to go patrol and peeking into his office while he was doing paperwork (or holowork, that she put him up to doing- you know, whatever). ]

You know, I wouldn't mind some company to patrol sector 5 if you want some fresh air and lunch.

[ She knows he doesn't do well with 'homework' for too long at a time. ]

action for jacques; evening
[ After a hectic afternoon with Jaune, it had taken every ounce of her patience when she got a call from the mayor's assistant that she needed to meet with him. Something about securing an event or something along those lines. Weiss had half a mind to just post-pone but given her current relationship with her father, the last thing she needed to do was aggravate it. She'd just.. have to try to keep her hands to herself. Wear gloves. That would solve the problem, right? It wouldn't, but she isn't aware of that.

So Weiss shows up wearing a dress and a jacket despite the weather not being cold, and light gloves, peeking her head through the mayor's office door tentatively. ]
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?
16 July 2017 @ 04:05 am
WHO: Jaune Arc, Emerald Sustrai
WHAT: Harvester Bounty
WHEN: A couple of days after the bounty was posted.
WHERE: Nova City, various locations.
WARNINGS: Violence and gore. The bounty's about black market organs, come on now, what do you think is gonna happen??

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

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

At least, that had been the plan. She hadn't counted on her lead being the same lead that a certain deputy had found in the case, or what would transpire next. ]
10 July 2017 @ 01:42 pm
Mobius and James Norrington, please report to the Attleton guardian office tomorrow at 6 a.m.

After further rearranging of our budget, it was possible to hire two additional paid Deputies.

I thank all applicants, and would like to invite you to involve yourself in the Attleton neigbourhood watch system. Training citizens to protect their neighbourhood in a more formalized manner than before is going to be one of our priorities, and we would appreciate your support in this.

[Decided to cut it off at 5 days so people know where they stand. OOC it was a RNG choice, but you're welcome to ask for IC explanations.]
08 July 2017 @ 05:14 pm
[Jaune is sitting in his office at Nova City's Guardian Skyrise. When the video starts, he's blaring some loud, classical rock music with unintelligible lyrics, which he quickly turns down. Oops. There's a lengthy looking scroll on his desk and you can see interesting decorating choices such as empty redbull cans, action figures of the other guardians and deputies that look like they were in mid-fight with the Weiss one on top of a book, and a chew toy.]

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

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

So, do you have any favorite blacksmiths? Even better, is anyone who's still here one?
06 July 2017 @ 07:32 pm
[Gaston can be seen hunched over book at a table in the Drunken Monkey His shift had ended and he was enjoying a drink at the same time. He held the book awkwardly in his hands just as he had with the smart phone. He always had a hard time holding something small with his large hands, feeling like he would break the object.

Thankfully he had found a book that was in his language to read. That was the first problem. Then it was finding something interesting enough to read. A book called the Three Musketeers caught his attention. Even then he was having a hard time reading it. Not to mention the attention span for it.

He didn't understand why Belle loved those books so much. She was always carrying one or two around and had her nose stuck in one. She basically hid in them. When he tried to spark a conversation with her over the book she had, she seemed interested for a change. Only, he had failed miserably with the fact he never had read the book.

He eventually slammed the book with an irritated sigh. He was lucky enough to have made it through a few pages before growing bored.]

I don't get it. What is so important about these books? They can never hold my attention long enough to finish one.

[He was talking to himself more then anything, not realizing that he accidentally turned his device on to recording.]
05 July 2017 @ 06:23 pm
Alright... I'm pretty sure it's normal for folks to have the 'what the hell' reaction upon arriving here. I mean, no offence to Weise, or how ever you pronounce your name, sorry. But no offense, being told I was kidnapped in a cheerful voice doesn't fix the fact that I'm not exactly okay with this.

[The video shows a person looking in their young teens with amber eyes and light brown hair, frowning at the camera.]

Is there anyone I can actually talk to, not just a hologram, that can... maybe give me some more answers? I read everything, and I get that I need the necklace...

[She holds up her red necklace, then the manila envelope.]

And that the money helps but... I've still got questions like the how, and why and general what the hell is going on. If anyone's willing to chat with me, I'd be grateful. I do good over electronics, but seeing someone in person wouldn't be too upsetting really.

Uh... if anyone who knows me is out there... please let me know.

05 July 2017 @ 11:37 pm
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*
04 July 2017 @ 09:20 am
[ A multicolored girl can be seen on the feed, as can her female Meowstic sitting on her shoulder. She begins speaking, but not in the usual way. She's using sign language. She's had to take classes to get familiarized with this world's sign language, and luckily Neo learns quickly.

"So when is someone going to develop technology for sign language to text, or even to speech?"

She wonders who will reply with more than a "huh?"