17 April 2012 at 03:11 pm
[Nasuti makes her way to the library to return a few books and pick up a few more. It's still a few good hours before dark, so she settles into a dark corner of the library and turns on her feed, a stack of books towering on each side of her, framing the desk.]
I figured I've waited long enough to get this started, especially with all the changes that've been going on.
I'm going to start up a book club for any of you bibliophiles out there. I think it's a great opportunity for a bit of escapism, intellectual stimulation, and getting to know more about each other!
Consider this the sign-up! As soon as I get enough people (at least six?) and their availability, we'll get started!
[ooc: For ease, feel free to use this form as a guide for what information Nasuti would want in order to organize a book club. It's ooc for organizational purposes, to avoid any confusion.]
17 April 2012 at 09:22 pm
[ He'd come to the library on a whim thanks to a conversation he'd had earlier. It reminded him of something, something he'd been considering ever since he landed in this place. Now the urge to read the entire selection itself was far too tempting. So there he was, volume in hand as he thumbed through the pages in search for that one passage.
You're in for a little poetry today, it seems, inmates. ]
The mind is in its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
What matter where, if I be still the same
And what I should be, all but less than he
Whom thunder hath made greater? Here at least
We shall be free: the Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure and in my choice
To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
[ And the volume is closed with a decisive thud. He takes a moment to set it down before taking his glasses off and wiping them with a handkerchief. ]
I can't help but wonder if any of you have considered that little passage in reference to our plight. It came to mind, earlier. Should we accept our fate as it is and make the most of the situation or should we fight to regain our freedom? It is after all, what we make of this place.
[ And the smallest smile. ]
Call me a curious man.
09 April 2012 at 07:09 pm
[Yomi’s been up for a little while now, pushing back breakfast for the sake of making it to the athletic centre at first light. She’s all smiles for the feed, hands tucked behind her back, but it’s obvious from the faint flush high up on her cheeks that she’s already loosened her muscles – and, okay, maybe the especially observant can spot the dummy she beat a little too hard.
Accidents happen, but now she’s bored with single combat and practicing her forms.]
So who’s up for a quick spar? [Just that, still all smiles and warm voiced, as innocent and unassuming as possible, with the pan of the feed making it obvious where she is.]
Location: Sector 6 / Athletic Complex
05 April 2012 at 08:07 pm
[Oh, hey, it's this guy. Remember this guy? First time he showed up over the network he said something about shoving his foot so far up people's asses that they choke on it, and from the looks of it that's still his general attitude towards everyone who might be watching. Except this is far more serious. This is a matter that takes it a step further, towards the "I will tear your face off and maybe bludgeon you with your own spine" territory. Serious shit.]
Whichever one of you morons decided to hide Nena--ha. Ha, ha, ha. Totally funny. Sure got me! But seriously. Screw you.
[The vitriol in his voice does a pretty good job of hiding the actual--dare he say?--heartbreak of thinking his sister might not be around here anymore. There are few people Michael really cares about, and none he cares about more than his little sis.
He shifts his weight from foot to foot and lets out an exasperated sigh.]
Now listen here, every last bastard who's in on this, you're gonna put her back where you found her and you're gonna do it quick. I'm not messing around here! And if any one of you messed up just one hair on her head I swear I'm gonna trash you just like I did Acumen's bots. Did you see those? Not pretty!
[His voice rises as he speaks until he's just yelling into the device, and he cuts the feed off promptly after.]
Wish prank mingle
13 March 2012 at 02:41 am
( Deep Puck thoughts that mostly amount to 'be more fun, guys' )( The actual spell )[OOC: Feel free to thread amongst yourself, anywhere in the dome! Here's the OOC post for details.]
[ video | action ]
10 March 2012 at 04:49 pm
[ Oz pops up on the screen, smiling and with tea cup in hand, a feast spread out behind him. Yes, he is at the party but there seems to be something missing... ]
Have no fear, there's plenty of cake and meat left at the party, still! You can trust if Alice or Break were still here, there wouldn't be any left. I guess you're just in luck, yes?
[ Yes, this is how he chooses to inform the unfortunate of their absence. Oh well. He was getting used to his friends popping in and out at will. Best to just keep the guest bed ready for the next one. ]
((ooc: Action free to anyone who wants to bother him at Sentience's party. Oz really can't let good food go to waste.))
[video/action → MINGLE] yeah, that's right
10 March 2012 at 01:16 pm
[The shelter is clearly equipped for a celebration to mark the changing of wardens. Everything is neat and tidy, with decorations and a generous food spread laid over the tables for the taking. There’s also the usual entertainment in the common areas – TVs, video games, movies. Maybe you can talk someone into an impromptu karaoke party. Why not? Sentience doesn’t mind.
There’s a party to be had, so get down with your bad self.
Need an invite? Aren’t quite sure what’s going on? Well, here’s a friendly neighbourhood Judith to explain it to you. The camera feed pans over a glammed up corner of the shelter’s common area before going back to her face. It’s clear she’s pleased by the set-up.
If I had known this was planned, I would have made some special cupcakes.
[Are you wondering what goes into Judith’s special cupcakes? Keep wondering.
I suppose after all the excitement from last night, it’s nice to have some fun and relax. I’m not sure it’s fair to have one party directly following another – but maybe I’ll get to make up for missed opportunities. [She wanted to kick a robot’s face in, okay.
] ((OOC: Mingle post for Sentience’s party in the shelter! The shelter is decorated with streamers and there’s a feast spread! But only three types of ice cream, though. Create threads and tag amongst yourselves! It’s a celebration, anything goes. Backdated slightly to the early evening.
If you want to respond to Judith via video, feel free! There will be a thread for that right here! Notifs are turned off otherwise.))
video | open
05 March 2012 at 10:25 pm
[Alright, well. Snowman had spent long enough flipping out and breaking things and trying to get this dumb chain off her ankle. What the hell. Like she was a common criminal, really.
She flips her communicator on and wow hey Marina I hope you like your weird shiny black alien faces, because here's another one. She appears to be in the hospital, if the background is any indication.
There might be something on fire behind her. It's hard to tell because her big glaring face is taking up most of the view.
Gee, she looks mad.]
From what I can surmise, we've all been imprisoned in some kind of idiotic penitentiary. This much is clear. [She sees you all whining about it ...]
But I am meant to be dead. What is the point of imprisoning me if I were nearly dead anyway? I need to speak to whoever is in charge here, it's just ridiculous --
[Vague destructive noises as she kicks something off-camera. Grrr!! She spends a minute fuming in silence after that, pointed fingers tapping rhythmically against her upper arms.]
Additionally. I need cigarettes.
[Voice / Action]
21 February 2012 at 08:52 pm
[Good morning Marina! Agito is not in the best of moods today. Which clearly means it's an excellent day to make Ventus regret ever deciding to try AT. Nice and probably slightly earlier than strictly necessary. Hope you're an early riser Ven]
Oi, Ventus! Get your ass out to the park. You want to learn how to ride AT, taking up my time, you run when I tell you to. So get out here before I have to fucking find your ass and shred it for wasting my time!
[Agito is not a morning person.
For anyone who feels like watching, or just happens to be in the area, the dark is waiting in the park, already having made a good deal of skid marks and scars in the ground. There's no real reason behind them except for burning off steam and letting Ven know exactly how he's going to end up looking if he annoys Agito. The shark is a harsh trainer. He's leaning on a tree, waiting for the kid and wondering idly how the other people he's taught to AT are doing.
Resting on a bench nearby is the original, who wants to watch out of curiosity. That and he's probably a better target for Agito's irritation than Ven. But Lind isn't particularly caring about that. He's never seen the dark teach before, so he's curious.
They'll be there all day, so drop by any time]
[Swordsmanship Class | Action | Open]
15 February 2012 at 12:08 pm
Alright, everyone. [Ciaphas Cain paces about the training hall as his students gear up and ready themselves for a fun and sweat-filled session learning about how to hit each other with sword-shaped sticks.] Keep the doors closed. If one of those kissing robots gets in here, no funny business, give each other a quick peck and get back to work.
[Not that he expects anyone to want to make out in front of a bunch of ogling classmates, but it has to be said.]
And if you have some sort of romantic revelation, you have my sincere congratulations, but please save it for later. I only have you for an hour three times a week. [Cain grins jovially in order to soften his otherwise apparent lack of empathy with anyone who may or may not
get to touch a boob find romance today.]
[That said, he pulls his practice sword from his belt.] Today’s a spar day, so take care and don’t skimp with your warm-ups. And remember the rules, no giving each other concussions.
[Other than at class time, Cain can be found in/around the Athletic Complex! Despite Cain's efforts to keep Mistletoe-kun at bay for class, he is open for kisses ♥ As always, open threading to whack each other with wooden swords is encouraged.]
[Action | ALL THE OPEN ]
13 February 2012 at 07:35 pm
[Hisoka is not happy in the slightest.
He's stuck in a dress, because Break - HE KNOWS IT WAS YOU - stole all of his clothing somehow and replaced everything with female clothing. Of course there was nothing modest or plain, not even a yukata which he would have been used to from when he was still alive, so he was forced to put on something like this.
You'd think he would stay indoors to save himself from the embarrassment, but Hisoka is determined to find Break and
kill him tell him off before demanding to have his clothing back. Besides, that's where invisibilty comes in handy, right?
He'll be out and about, invisible for the most part, but hey, he can't stay like that forever since it uses energy (and people with strong spiritual powers or senses will see him even when he's using this ability) so outside the library and around the shelter he'll be visible, and wandering around the rest of the dome as well.
So, naturally people and bots will be where he is to take advatage of this yes/yes?
BREAK, YOU ARE SO DEAD WHEN HE FINDS YOU]
[video | action]
13 February 2012 at 06:20 pm
[ Miwako is up bright and early today~! As the video feed clicks on, you can see her sitting in a rather loud and chaotic bedroom - this, sir, is her new apartment, and she's here to tell you all about it. ]
Good morning~! Miwako has been super busy-busy lately. I moved into a new apartment in Sector 4~! It's my first time living on my own, and I'm really excited. And look-[ The video shifts to the walls, past a Sex Pistols poster, and to a collection of photographs pinned to the wall. There are photos of Ribbons Almark, Setsuna and his robot statue made of dominoes, photos of Miwako and Nill, photos of Miwako's white kitten Dorian, of koi fish in the pond, and photos of Miwako and Sanji - including an awkward and unflattering picture of the cook, which you're welcome to laugh at. Sorry, Sanji. ]
I got all my photos from the dinner party printed out~ A few days ago, The King and I [ she still doesn't know Tamaki's name... ]
were talking about having a photo shoot with cool-looking people - people with killer style. Would any of you guys be interested~? I'm also thinking of throwing a housewarming party soon, too. I'll send out invitations~
If any of you want to drop by sometime, just let me know! Miwako is all moved in and ready to party! [ And with that, she gives a big grin and a peace sign, and shuts off the feed. To those who know her well, this cheerfulness might have seemed kind of... forced; but to others, this is just an especially enthusiastic girl, it seems.]action;[ While out and about, Miwako can be found one of two ways today: with a huge (and heavy!) sewing machine box, and without. Acu has delivered her sewing machine, and she's out to retrieve it! Find her taking the scenic route through the park, or elsewhere in the Dome on her way to the kiosk! She's been kind of blue and keeping to herself lately, so she'll be happy to see anyone she knows - or doesn't know! Pucker up, Miwako~ ]
13 February 2012 at 03:58 pm
[ well, it's a nice day today. all moved in to a big house, which is a -- really, really weird feeling, not gonna lie. he's got a patrol to do, and a lot of cooking to get done before Flynn can think to try, but that's fine. seems like it'll probably be a pretty quiet day.
oh, little does he know.
he'll be over at Brave Vesperia HQ in the afternoon; in the morning, you might find him in his shiny new house in Sector 5, and you can also find him hanging out in the arcade or maybe just idly scouting out the fight club's arena. come one, come all! ]
((ooc: RNG for the kind of bot that catches you with Yuri, but I'm up for anything! He will be cool about it, and a pretty good kisser. ♥))
[mingle] Mistletoe Bots
13 February 2012 at 04:14 pm
[Lovely day for being in any open, common area of the dome, isn't it? Of course there is a chance of kissing bot, but it's always something in the underwater prison.](OOC: Check out the OOC post for details. Pucker up! Edit: Links for those with loading problems!)
[Action | Closed]
09 February 2012 at 10:27 pm
[Hisoka decided to live in one of the apartments after realizing how crowded the Shelter could be at times. He's living on his own, obviously, and while it isn't big or spectacular, it serves its purpose well.
He's up reading in the late evening, a routine he's been able to keep even after arriving at Marina. The book he's chosen isn't particularly interesting this time around, but he's read the few others that he has in his home at the moment so he has to bear with it for now.
It's not like he couldn't just teleport to the library and get another but... He's allowed lazy moments, isn't he?
He's just about to maybe make some tea or something for himself, when there's a sudden sound, like a thud of some sort from his bedroom.
Somehow he doesn't get a good feeling about this, but he heads toward it from the living room anyway since he's too far to sense anything. His demeanor is a little unsettled, suspicious of what the sound was, but it could just be his imagination, right?
Nonetheless, he calls out:] ... Hello?
[action; voice; open]
09 February 2012 at 03:03 pm
[ today in the park area of sector 4, one can find a certain redheaded witch who is currently figuring out that there's a cap to her magic. and she doesn't like it. ]
What? I can't- But that's not even a big spell!
[ oookay trying something new, then. she tries a barrier-
nope, nosebleed. she stops as her head starts spinning and she falls to the grass below her. ]
Can I not do anything here?
[ determined to figure out if it's ALL of her magic still or just part of it, she tries levitation. oh, well, that works, for all the good it'll do her. she just keeps sitting there, face turned down in what could pass as a sulk. this bites.
eventually, she turns on the voice feed. ] Has anyone else had trouble with their natural powers here? Even after the ball-and-chain thing?
video + action;
07 February 2012 at 05:09 pm
[ His own hand reaches up, fingers lightly stroking the cloth patch that had affixed itself where his right eye should be. A momentary look of irritation and a furrow to his brow appears but he soon dismisses it, lowering his hand as he does. With a single breath, he considers every bit of information rather abruptly force fed to him before he finally glances at the device he has.
So it's come to this. While he had been careful in covering his tracks, only leaving clues obvious to his beloved, it seemed the law came for everyone. No matter how twisted its sense of justice was. However, it doesn't surprise him. It would have taken an extraordinarily sophisticated system to have captured him. So much more to have been able to tend to his burns (minor stings now, not so much that it bothered him) and seal him off.
But there was still a trickle of power remaining.
One tiny string he could pull that seemed so familiar. Connected to a certain... doll.
Wonderful. A small message drifts through the ether in hopes to hit a particular blond shinigami. Just two words. Simple and in a familiar voice to Hisoka's mind: Hello, boy.
But there would be time for a proper hello. For know, the matter at hand. ]
Incarceration. Quite the interesting situation I seem to have landed myself in.
[ A pause as he considers what else to say. But the thoughtfulness is replaced by a rather small smile. ]
I suppose it would be only proper to introduce myself to my fellow inmates. I am Kazutaka Muraki, a doctor by profession from where I was taken from specializing in cardiology and pediatrics.
Perhaps Acumen has a twisted sense of justice to bring a man such as myself to prison.
[ video + action ]
06 February 2012 at 10:48 pm
[ Panic has long passed into curiosity for Kaylee and her new predicament. Sure she's been kidnapped, but: ]
This Acumen feller said something about a beach. With-- real sand and all? Don't think my heart could take it, bein' kidnapped and then lied to about a beach.
[ And curiouser... ]
Hope it's all right I don't have a swimming outfit...
[Action | Video]
06 February 2012 at 09:18 pm
[Oh hey, there's an unfamiliar face on video. He's just finish viewing his welcome message and now the boy seems a bit...disorient.
Gareki is wandering around in Sector 2, and he seems to have taken a particular interest in the bots roaming around. Well, actually, he doesn't bother to hide his fascination with them. Every time one passes, that's where his attention is turning towards.]
So when I was told I was going to be sent to prison... I was expecting something different. I expected a dirty, gloomier looking place....
[There's not much else he can think of saying right now. So drop him a greeting and make him feel at ease with his new...er... "home"?
And if anybody happens to be in Sector 2, you can find him bot stalking. Because Gareki has nothing better to do than follow them around.]
DEVIL'S COMPASS POKER NIGHT MINGLE THREAD - ttly open
19 January 2012 at 06:09 pm
[Welcome to the Devil's Compass, it's Poker Night.
The record player might be playing something jazzy in the background, there's (plenty of) smoke wafting in the air and the taps are just waiting to be... tapped. For those who quit the game or didn't come to play in the first place, the pool table and dart board are free. But why wouldn't you come to play poker on Poker Night? Scared of all... the big bad cheats?]