[video - open]
06 June 2011 at 09:30 pm
[Some fumbling. Some quiet cursing, and the feed clicks on fully.]

[Have a shot of Rider's right shoulder and hands.]

I do not think I am using this device correctly.

I will learn in time, I suppose.

[She pauses to gather her thoughts, and shuffles the camera view around a little bit more. Have a shot of her forehead and hair this time.]

But I have two questions for all that can hear this: one, how may I speak with the person who imprisoned me here? And two...has anyone by the last name of Matou been seen in this facility?

((OOC: this is so I don't end up forgetting. I'll get to replies sloooooowly as finals are...ending sooner than I thought. /derps into infinity/))
06 June 2011 at 08:08 pm
[ Waking up with no recollection of having gone to sleep wasn't strange for Jade. It happened so often that it didn't faze her as much. No, the first thing that came to her mind was "Where am I?". And well, she read the pamphlet after noticing it. She was so not a criminal! Who do these people think they are? Jeeeeeeez...

After playing around with the communicator the little book had described, she decides to actually use it. With a simple button press, the communicator turns on and the image of a young green-eyed girl appears on the screen. ]

Hello? Is anyone there?

[ Oh gosh please let there not be actual murderers here. Please please please please. ]
[Dream Event | Open]
01 June 2011 at 12:33 am
[There's a tiny girl staggering under a mass of fine blankets and fancy pillows. She totters over to a larger pile of similar objects by the railing and tosses what she's carrying into it. Maybe this is the beginning of a Super Special Awesome Pillow Fort? It looks like she dropped a pink frilly pillow somewhere near you.]

[Incidentally, tiny!Nunnally has picked a prime location to throw small squishy things at people on the floor below.]

((OOC: Your character can be either normal age or younger, and tiny!Nunners can be persuaded to leave the pillow fort and the unsuspecting adults alone for other kiddie fun and games.))
[Dream Post]
27 May 2011 at 01:44 am
[ Scene 1 : Open to All]

It's a toy shop that you're in, now. Nothing remarkable about it, save for the utter mess of toys at your feet. Despite the young age of the boy kneeling on the floor, putting something together, the playthings are far from simple. They are action figures and scale models of what would likely be giant robots, if the comparable size to the small vehicles at their feet is any indicator.

The brown-haired boy notices you after a moment and grins wide, blue eyes glimmering with excitement as he pads over. "Hi! Are you here to play, too?" He grabs your hand and plants a red transformable fighter in it. "That's cool, but you have to be the bad guys!" Because the green model he's holding is clearly the hero.

[Scene 2 : Semi-Open]

It's raining. )

(ooc: "Death-buddies" only for the second scene. Existing CR who were taken from as close to dead as they could get by with Marina's rules, or who have since learned they were close to death.

ETA: I might only be tagging one scene at a time because, as you can see, the moods are drastically different. ^^; So please don't be upset if you see tags happening in one thread but not yours!

ETA2: As of 5/28, no more new threads please. I feel rather stretched by what I have, and I am going to have enough trouble working with what I have. Thank you for your understanding!)
[Video | Filtered from Gundam00 cast and Sakura]
26 May 2011 at 07:26 pm
[Her smile is a little -- different today. Efforts have been made to cover it, makeup for the discoloration and a sweep of her bangs, but it doesn't take much observation to see that Lacus has a few injuries to her face.]

Good evening. I'm wondering if anyone might have an extra bed, or space on the floor, for a night or two? [a smile that verges on sheepish] I'm not certain I should go home looking like this.

[Voice | Private to Neil]
Neil? I believe I'll be needed to cover the night shift at headquarters for a few nights.

((OOC: Please give a girl a place to dreamhop crash! Thread leading up to this is still unresolved, so I'm being intentionally vague about her exact injuries but I had to get this post to get out of the way before the event! Neko, if you want corrections made to this please give me a poke <3 ))
[Video | Action | Open]
26 May 2011 at 01:52 pm
[After her shift, Nakama takes Miko out for their usual walk to let her stretch her wings and get some exercise, but this time she's got an idea for how to make sure Miko gets the most out of it. Teaching her to play fetch!

It takes a few tries and a lot of repeated explanations (sure, Miko can understand her commands, but she's not the brightest bird out there), but before long, Miko is soaring through the air to retrieve the stick Nakama throws and dropping it back at her feet. You'll see a few seconds of this spectacle, either on your communicator or in person, before Nakama speaks.]

It's pretty cool that we're allowed to have pets here, huh?

Um, I was just wondering what kind of pets other people picked, and why they chose them. So if you wanna talk about it, that's cool.

[And she throws the stick again, Miko taking off from her perch on Nakama's shoulder to catch it.]
17 May 2011 at 11:39 am
[Today, Ammy has decided, is the day to meet new people and catch up with friends. Because there are many people she hasn't seen for awhile and new people she totally needs to meet.

The shelter is the best bet for finding people, and naturally this means Ammy's going to hang around the kitchen. Should you be in there, she is going to sit next to you and give you the best puppy eyes she can, because clearly this should work.

[ Accidental Video | Action | Open ]
12 May 2011 at 05:34 pm
[ When the camera turns on, the view is upside-down. Those who have been here for any length of time will recognize the floor of the shelter kitchen, but they might not recognize the two pairs of feet that are also in the frame. ]

[ The first voice is Touma's; his shoes are the simple sneakers that are spaced close together. For the observant, a packet of ketchup was squished flat under one foot. ] --s an accident!

Like hell I'm going to believe that! [ The second voice, Kanji's, comes from the side where two black boots are spread apart in a very aggressive stance. At his foot, there is a yogurt cup that is dented -- probably from hitting something at high speed. ]

I won't lie like that! [ Touma's defensive. Irritated. He doesn't appreciate being confronted on stupid things he didn't even do. ] Why would throw something? If I wanted to, I would've just hit you or--

Oh yeah?! [ The boots move closer, and there is scuffling from above as shirts are grabbed. ] Punk.

[ This... isn't going to end well. ]

(ooc: So Kanji and Touma are being brats and getting into a fight over something stupid. Video replies will be answered after the fight, but if someone wants to tag in Action style and break them up, please put that somewhere in your tag? Any more than one per "side" would be kind of hard to work with, so anyone else will be after the fight is broken up~!)
10 May 2011 at 09:12 pm
[ Suzaku has been yawning all this morning, ever since he woke up a little late. he's honestly looking a bit rundown, but he's still going strong...!

feel free to run into him early in the morning, at the athletic complex, where he swims a ridiculous number of laps before heading off to Defense Force HQ. he'll then pop home for lunch and come back for the afternoon... ]

((ooc: As everyone's doubtlessly noticed, this post is slowed down significantly by participation in a certain meme. DON'T WORRY, I will totally get to everyone here. ♥))
[Video/Action | Open!] Event-esque~
09 May 2011 at 10:04 pm
The video opens to a church hall, and the soft sound of singing )

[As Lacus continues her song in the background, Neil addresses the camera:]

Good morning, Marina. I'm sure some of you have heard of this project Lacus and I have been working on. [ Gesturing to the scene behind him. ] Starting tomorrow, the church will be open for all who would make use of a place of worship. And, as it's non-denominational, everyone is welcome to come with whatever faith they have. [ He rubs at his neck. ] I'm afraid you'll have to request additional supplies from Acumen but he's usually pretty quick about these things.

[The song ends as Neil's explanation concludes, and Lacus approaches with, what else?, a smile.]

I hope everyone will come by and see the hard work we and the haros have done. We'll be serving refreshments outside. And anyone who might be interested in being a part of a choir, please do let us know!

Also, feel free to take this time to set up with us any schedules for public services if that's your thing! Priests, and the like, I mean. In the meantime -- we have a cover set up outside with some tables, and the grill is going. We hope to see you soon! [ With a two-finger salute, he disappears from the camera. ]

[ A few minutes later, Neil comes back on the feed, looking surprised, but pleasantly so. ] --oh, it looks like someone has volunteered to hold confessions! Since that room is finished, we'll have that service alone available for the next few hours, if anyone wants to stop by and get something off their chest, privately.

((OOC: Event style! Lacus and/or Neil may answer network replies; ANYONE can action with each other -- crashers included! Cross is going to be working for once, taking confessions for his own amusement. There is a designated thread for this. People are welcome to figure out who he is *if you know him well enough ICly* to recognize him by voice alone. The separate doors lead to other bright rooms that can be used for services that are more private/don't like the atmosphere in the main hall.))
Still not a Gig 011: Tobu-chan! [Video!]
08 May 2011 at 03:49 pm
[the video flips on to show Yui adjusting the view for a moment - it seems she's set it down on a table of some sort. Anyway! She'll settle just a short distance from the feed, before she starts speaking, a wide smile on her face.]

Ne, ne, everyone!

[she pauses a moment, as if to catch people's attention first, then bends over and goes out of view, before returning to view, with a little pig that appears to have-- are those wings?!]

Meet Tobu-chan! Say hi, Tobu-chan!

Pu, puhi! [It goes, almost as if it's greeting people as well]

He's so cute, isn't he?~

Puhi, puhi!

((ooc: the little piglet with wings would be a porcavian pig from Valkyria Chronicles!

Also, /late! This is backdated to late afternoon! :x ))
[ voice/video || open ]
05 May 2011 at 10:36 pm
[ It’s getting to be later in the evening, and for once, he’s considering sleep. There are no nicotine patches to keep him occupied, and the world right now is dull, dull, dull. He needs something stimulating, and the communicator is right there... Normally, he’s not given to speaking to people unless they have information. This is no exception. ]

[ Those listening to the open feed will hear the dark voice pouring through their headset, smokey and slow with the weight of his dilemma. ]

Good evening, Marina Asylum.

Before you ask, yes, I am one of those new inmates assimilated into the fold by your monotonous overlord. However, I’m not interested in preaching my woes of incarceration. I am comfortable with the charges that have been weighed against me and regret nothing.

My name is Sherlock Holmes.

I’ve spent the day exploring your facilities. Anthrax Island, indeed. However, what I’ve seen of you brings questions to mind, those of which I would like to bring to your attention.

Marina's Criminal Survey )

04 May 2011 at 02:32 pm
[ she's in the education center, plunking around on the piano -- dammit, Marianne -- and trying very hard not to play anything that sounds nice. she has one of the flowers from home tucked into her hair.

during a break in her playing, she turns her communicator on and asks: ]

Can we have pizza for dinner? [ "private" settings? what are those? ]
Location: Day 113 / Education Center / Early Afternoon
Not really a Gig 010: A pet! [Action/OPEN!]
21 April 2011 at 09:02 pm
[Yui'll be here at the Pet Shop, having passed by it a few times and ending up staring at the cute critters bounding about from the outside, each animal trying to get her attention to be focused at any single one of themselves - with little success, of course, since Yui gets distracted easily.]

[Either way, she's finally given in to her inner desires this time, and is now inside of the shop itself, surrounded by the throngs of animals, none of which able to specifically catch her attention, as it's being directed at just about all of them, each taking up less than a second, as she pets one, hugs another, and cuddles that one.]

((ooc: Action post! Feel free to try to get her attention while she's inside the pet shop itself. Will be rather late on tags until quite a while from now - sleep comes!))
Location: Sector 2, Pet Cafe, Late Afternoon
[ voice / EVENT ]
18 April 2011 at 06:05 pm
--I can't believe they're celebrating Holi. [He's kind of thrilled about it, and laughs.]

Holi is a festival of colors. I'm not sure if there's religious significance to it or not, other than that it's for spring, but in India people would throw colorful liquid or powder on passersby. And if you say to them, "Pardon me, but it's Holi," they're supposed to forgive you.

It's a lot of fun, if you can relax enough for it. If not... [sly] maybe you should stay indoors today?

((ooc: Respond to his voice post here! Otherwise this is an EVENT POST. Comment here if you want your character to get powdered, or if you want to lurk and throw brightly-colored water at other people, and other people will respond to your comment to oblige! Calling all pranksters, goofballs, and trolls!))
[action/event I open!] TEA PURRTY
15 April 2011 at 06:16 pm
[It's the tea purrty! As listed on the invitations she sent out, when five o'clock rolls around, Nepeta has set up a bunch of blankets in Sector Four with tea things strewn all over them. Every teapot comes in a pastel color with a black cat pattern on it, and they contain such things as Purrl Grey, Rawrjeeling, Cameowmile, Tannya, Raspurry tea, Blooberry tea, and a blend she's labeled "secret blend! :33". There's also a pot with a red stripe painted around the lid that holds red-colored tea, beclaws Nepeta purrmised.

Courtesy of the bots and Kanaya, there are crumpets and tarts and sandwiches and pie and all sorts of other tasty treats scattered between the teapots and teacups.

Just about anyone Nepeta's talked to has been invited, but she won't compurrlain if they purring guests! And if you stumble by on accident? She'll force a cup of tea on you and insist you try a tart. :33]

[[OOC: Event-ish type post, feel free to tag around~. And even though she sent invites, it's open to anyone that would be in Sector 5 near sunset. And the "secret blend" is a ridiculously STRONG lemon tea. "OMFG how can you drink this without sugar" strong lemony flavor. Have fun with that. X33]]
[ action / voice ]
12 April 2011 at 01:00 pm
[Oz is sitting in the grass in the park, his legs crossed and his hands resting lightly on his knees. His eyes are closed, heightening every other sense he has. He's been this way for awhile, losing track of time, so anyone may have noticed him in passing by over the last several hours.

When he opens his eyes, his only movement is to switch his communicator to voice in order to broadcast a question out to the masses.

Say someone was looking to acquire a guitar... suggestions, comments, witty and/or snide remarks?
12 April 2011 at 03:32 pm
[Ammy is lying at the foot of the Guardian Sapling, so for a moment, the video shows a view of the flowers from below before a paw comes into view, and then the communicator is shoved right so she can see~]

Technology is so fidly. A question though...it came to mind a little while ago. How many of you come from worlds of magic? Or is yours one of technology? Or both, or neither? I'm curious~
[Video | Open]
11 April 2011 at 06:24 pm
[Her conversation with Minako the day before taught her something: two worlds can be very, very similar, with only a single difference. That got her thinking about a question she's had for a long time, and only made her more determined to find out the truth. Did anyone else go through what they did? Is there someone else here from a world with the game?]

Um, excuse me... this question might seem weird to people who don't know what I'm talking about, but there is a reason for it.

Does anyone here come from a world with... giant robots?
[video | action]
05 April 2011 at 12:04 am
Hey -- hello? What is this? [she looks around, confused] I was right in the middle of something very important! [she picks up the pamphlet nearby, and starts to read is as quick as she can] This isn't a very good -- prison? But I just did this already! [unintelligible sound of OUTRAGE] And just who are you calling a threat to humanity!? [frantically reading the pamphlet as she speaks. not good not good.

this is. well. she snaps her attention back to the camera, eyes narrow]
You can't keep me here! I've escaped from one of these before, y'know, and it was underground that time! [she sticks her tongue out. JUST YOU WAIT, ACUMEN, SHE'LL SHOW YOU.

well, maybe later. she's run out of steam. she screws the paper up and chucks the stupid thing behind her, before she sinks to the ground, head down to her knees and her hands tangled in her hair. defeated for the moment]
...I could really do with a hug right now.