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And time goes by [Feb. 17th, 2014|09:00 pm]


William knew he could get answers from just sitting in the garden at the apartments, but he didn't want his girls nor Delilah from calling him silly for his nostalgia, and there were others at the sign that might have a different perspective.

So he was sitting on one of the big Nexus couches that never seemed affected by the weather, a coat bundled around him and a picture in his hand.

"I'm starting to realize what immortality might mean," he finally said. "Not yet, not truly, but my girls are growing- they're thirteen now. Joseph's eight. I can still remember when they were born, and here they are, teenagers and preteens growing into unique young people with opinions of their own. And boy, are the girls expressing those opinions, especially Emily. She's got a girl crush on someone in town, I don't know who, and I doubt Annamarie's far behind her in that area. My babies are growing up and I don't know what to do about it. Anyone else notice this sense of nostalgia as time goes by?"
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[May. 20th, 2013|01:35 am]

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Celena rarely goes to the sign, especially after accidentally getting turned into a cat by a wayward snowball. But she has a question, something nagging at her she wants to hear opinions on from neutral parties before she goes to Van with her suspicions.

"Imagine, if you will," she started, standing primly in an Austurian gown meant for a warm summer day in rich blues, "that someone near you was once considered dangerous. And now you think they seem poised to make things so much worse. What lengths would you go to to stop this person? What sacrifices would you consider acceptable?"
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[Apr. 25th, 2013|01:57 am]

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Lust has appeared again. He's perched on a Nexus Couch, looking around alertly and feeling twitchy. "What the hell has this place done to me? I've started thinking about shit not thought about in years. Decades, even."

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[Apr. 4th, 2013|05:08 pm]

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Today finds Al sitting on one end of a Nexus Couch as he mulled over just what he wanted to ask the Nexus at large. "Brother's doing better than he had been this time last year, although I think he could be better. It's hard to know when to push and when not to. I've been erring on the side of not pushing as hard as I probably should. So I guess my question is how do you know how hard to push someone to try to help them get better?"

He shifted in his seat for a moment. "For those that feels that's too deep to handle, I've been trying to find things that would interest him. Right now, I'm trying to figure out what music he might like, so any recommendations?"

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Yet Another Elric. [Mar. 19th, 2013|02:10 am]

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When Hohenheim found himself in the Nexus, the only sign of his surprise was a blink. He had previously been walking down a road as he travelled between towns, looking for any clue as to the whereabouts of his sons. This was a rather unexpected detour to say the least.

He gave the Sign a neutral look and thought about his question for a moment. "Say that you're looking for someone. Are there any resources in this place that may be of help?"

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[Mar. 18th, 2013|11:16 am]

Yuuka was paying another visit to what is becoming her favorite vacation spot. She had her small stall open for business, (Hey, some people enjoy work) and was smiling widely. "Wonderful days like this are really nice. But it seems that people always find a way to let something bring them down, even on the best days. Is there anything you have that always brings you down when you think about it?"
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[Feb. 24th, 2013|06:19 pm]

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Ed perched on a chair where he can see his surroundings easily. "So. Who else thinks that it's been quiet too long and that things are gonna blow up soon?"

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Oh no, not another one! [Feb. 8th, 2013|07:37 pm]
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A swirling of red alchemical energy forms a mini-tornado by the Sign and deposits an Envy. He gets up and brushes himself off, looking around.

"Well.... this is strange..." he mutters, low enough he hopes nobody can hear. "This isn't her house."

He gets his bearings for a minute. And then laughs at the Sign. "Excuse me, the hell is that?"
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Return Of The Housewife. [Feb. 3rd, 2013|02:57 pm]

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It's a year later, and Izumi has returned again. This time, she's dressed for the weather.

She took a seat, moving carefully, and thought about her question for awhile.

"Last time I was here, it was to ask about an idiot apprentince," she began. "Now I'm here to ask about what one does when there's nothing more for her to teach a former apprentince."

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Another Sailor Moon lol! (this can't be the first) [Jan. 27th, 2013|05:45 pm]

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So. Anyone wanna pass by the sign right now? There's a bright light glowing by it, a small round crystal that's shining like the moon on a full moon night.

Stare at it too long, though, and you'll become a Sailor Senshi for the next three days.

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We believe the curse must be mistaken.... [Jan. 25th, 2013|08:08 pm]
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So it was a cold, clear winter's day at the Sign. People were milling about and all seemed normal (as normal as the Nexus can get, after all). The sun was out even though it was a bit windy and the winter's chill was dissipated by the amount of people.

That is, until a swirling vortex of glowing hieroglyphs made people jump back as it deposited first a young-looking, platinum blonde man and then a wild-haired teenager in the snow.

The man jumped up and caught his breath, spitting out snow as the boy eyed the new place.

The boy eyed the Sign and snickered. "What happens if I don't ask a question?" he said.

"....." his father gave him a nonplussed look.
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Another question from the flower [Jan. 18th, 2013|07:01 pm]

Yuuka's taken quite a liking to the Nexus. It's true that she prefers fields and the like, but she does enjoy the strange people in this place. Since her earlier arrival, she's taken to selling many types of flowers and plants, many common types, but some that are extremely hard to find. Of course, they're not cut or anything. They're properly taken care of and loved. She smiles and waves at people as they walk by, and finally, after a moment she asks, "So, does anyone have a favorite time of year? A season, be it weather or holiday? And why or why not?"
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A day without rain. [Nov. 10th, 2012|06:05 pm]
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It was a cloudy, but not rainy day; it was warm for this time of year.

Ryou was asleep on a Convenient Nexus Couch a little ways away from the Sign, and one of his attendant ghosts was making a little bit of trouble by taking the Sign literally. She was flying around as a little orb and asking people "A question?" because the sign said "Ask A Question".

Ryou woke up every so often, swatting at her, telling her "Can't you shut up?"

The ghost continued to bug people by asking "A question?" to everyone around.

Eventually Ryou woke up and told her in a very loud, annoyed voice: "You're dead, I can't believe dead people are so loud."
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I've always wondered... [Oct. 7th, 2012|10:25 pm]

It's a cold day in the Nexus. The sun is out, but it's just barely enough to thaw the frost on windows. Yuuka stood near the annoying sign, idly twirling her umbrella while drinking a glass of water.

"Well, since it is tradition around here. If you could change one thing in your past, just one, what would it be?"
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A difficult question [Jun. 18th, 2012|07:55 pm]

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Mokou sits down in front of the sign, and very casually sets it a flame, only to watch it return almost instantly. She sighs quietly. "If only everything were like this sign. It wouldn't be such a curse.. or perhaps it'd be the worst fate. I can never really tell."

She pauses and looks around, then slumps slightly, crossing her legs. "How does one bring the dead back?"
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If I Could Turn Back Time... [May. 31st, 2012|12:59 am]

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A white gas starts leaking out of various cracks in different areas of the Nexus. It stays at about ankle height and slowly drifts around.

Any who have the misfortune to walk through it, gets to have a lower and younger point of view than previously. Hopefully, the unfortunate victim can either find their own way home or have someone they know that's the proper age escort them.

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[May. 29th, 2012|11:08 pm]

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Yuuka walked quietly up to the sign. In her hands, a large sunflower in a pot, which she sets on the ground next to her. She smiles, and looks up at the sun. "My, such a beautiful day, even in this urban setting."

She looks over at the sign, and smiles again. "Ask a question. A quaint tradition. I suppose I shall partake in it. What would you say is your favorite place in nature? Not a single location, but rather, a locale, be it forest or prairie."
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[May. 27th, 2012|06:55 pm]
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Aang is bathing and grooming Appa in the Nexus, far enough from the Sign that no new arrivals will get wet from Sky Bison unless they are exceptionally unlucky. As you can imagine, it's a bit of a production, even if Aang has somehow borrowed buckets and a hose and a lot of pet shampoo. Seriously, a lot.

He's barefoot and half-dressed, and there's giant clumps of bison fur around from Appa. Momo is off to the side, using Appa's tack as a hiding place.

"Poor Appa. His summer coat is finally coming in, and that always makes a mess. You'll feel better once we get this off, boy."

"Does anyone want to help? We can go for a ride later, after Appa dries off."
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[May. 23rd, 2012|09:25 pm]

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While it's been less than a year in the Nexus, it's been several years for Lust. When he found himself in the Nexus again, he spent time wandering around looking at things, having more than half forgotten about the place.

When he's done doing that, he started pacing back and forth, agitated. "I wish she'd get the fuck over her obsession with him. He's dead and not coming back. Although I suppose it's to my advantage. If she did, she'd probably get bored and get rid of me."

He eyes the Sign from the corner of his eye in order to help reduce the headache looking at it gives him. "I don't even know what the fuck I want to ask. Why the hell do we have to ask something anyway?"

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In days long past for most... [May. 22nd, 2012|03:31 pm]

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Momo had finally gotten permission from her mothers to visit the sign, on the condition that if she ever felt endangered, she'd PIN back to the apartments. Wandering over, she looks around, and then up at the sign.

"Ask a Question."

Such an invitation to a child is just asking to get your ear chatted off usually, but Momo had one pressing question, that she couldn't get a straight answer out of her parents on.

"Why do people kill each other?"
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[May. 17th, 2012|09:40 pm]
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Georgia looks distracted. At least she had problems sitting in one place for long. "Anyone have a map of the portals that lead here? Because I've been here a while and I would really like to go home and tell Shaun that I'm still among the living. Or any other way for me to get back home?"
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[May. 12th, 2012|02:34 pm]

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While Jade took a couple pictures of the sign and the locals, Double H looked around, wandering not far from Jade's side as he looked for possible threats. Military habits died hard, even though the war was over

"Jade, this area seems safe enough."

"Right." She pointed her camera back up at the sign. "Ooh, is that sign awful. Who put that there?"

Double H smiled. "You could always ask, like it says."

Jade rolled her eyes. "Leave it to you to state the obvious." She lowered her camera and looked at the passerbys. "This is weird. Okay, does anyone know where that sign came from? And I suppose while I'm at it, how do you deal with peacetime boredom?"
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[May. 10th, 2012|03:25 pm]

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Alfons was traveling back to the apartment from Amestris after a trip there to work on something in a design that someone had a question about when he saw the Sign and slowed to a stop, a question of his own having occurred to him.

"How do people handle balancing their lives between two or more worlds?"

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[Apr. 1st, 2012|07:21 pm]

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Al decides to take a break from looking for work and settles himself on a chair. He took a look at the sign and spent some time thinking of a question.

"How do you help someone who's been so deeply truamatized by something that it'll take years for him to recover," he finally asks.

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I do what I can't, just because I can. [Feb. 12th, 2012|08:59 pm]

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A girl looks up at the sign from her kneeling position, seemingly confused by it. Small specks of blood cover her face, but it's not hard to figure out that it's not her own. She stands up slowly, holding what those familiar with earth history will recognize as an ak-47, slightly modified with a bayonet on the end, similarly bloodstained. Other then that, she's wearing a relatively casual outfit, consisting of short heels, black trousers, and a white button up blouse, as well as a leather jacket with another holster concealed beneath it. She brushes herself off, seemingly unfazed by a sudden change in surroundings.

"Ask a question?" She says in a melodic voice. "What an interesting mind trick. Alright, I have a question, Puppet master. Where's the trick this time?"
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[Feb. 7th, 2012|10:59 pm]

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Sarah stands at the Sign, hands deep in her pockets as she mulls something over. After a while, she speaks up. "So...you know the phrase 'first world problems'? Where something's only an issue because you have the luxury to consider it one? Has anyone here ever had a 'Nexus problem', where it's the only damn kind of thing that could happen here?"
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[Jan. 24th, 2012|10:35 pm]
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A young man stumbles out of a portal that opens up near The Sign. He's wearing a sort of space suit, with a helmet under his arm. The suit, while it is unmarked, has the look of a military style. No rank or name, or even country is placed on the suit though. His hair is long, and held back in a braid... The braid goes down to his waist. He looks around at his current location.

"Huh. This isn't the hanger." He says quietly to himself, as he brings up his spare hand to rub his hair for a moment. "Damn, I'd hate to be late, I got a big mission planned!" He said, before he looked around a moment more, realizing he wasn't anywhere he even recognized. Just... Where was he? His eyes finally came to rest on the red, blinking sign. "Ask a question? Hey, why not? Where the hell am I?" He asked.
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[Jan. 23rd, 2012|07:11 pm]
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A spark of light from Hohenheim towards Dante was all it took for her to push Envy into the alchemical discharge instead. He fell awkwardly in plain view of the Sign, ending up with a mouth- and fists-full of Nexus dirt.

The portal closed quietly behind him, as he sat up and wiped the dirt off his face, then looked around, surprised and somewhat disoriented.

Ask a Question, the Sign said. He rolled his eyes, still confused.

Okay. Whatever. Couldn't be worse.

"Ask a Question? Why not? Okay, what the hell?" Actually, that was three, but he didn't care.
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Asking a question. [Jan. 23rd, 2012|04:42 pm]
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Bakura is sitting underneath the Sign, playing a game of Senet with himself, and he looks up at all the passerby.

"Do you play games solitarily, or play games with people? Why do you play games your chosen way?"
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We all fall down... [Jan. 22nd, 2012|10:35 pm]

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It was a fairly nice day in the Nexus. The weather was mild, for winter, and there was plenty of hustle and bustle around as people went about their daily lives. The ever obtrusive sign remained, flashing obnoxiously, when a portal close to it opened. For a moment, it looked like it was snowing in that area, and nothing more, when something fell out of it. Landing with a whump, the body of a young woman lies amongst the pile of, upon closer inspection appears to be, ash. There are no visible wounds on the body, save a large burn scar over her right eye, which, while clearly was painful, has healed. Anyone with a nose can smell the stench of burned bodies on her.
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New world, new problems [Jan. 21st, 2012|07:01 pm]
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Hei had been just ready to kill his victim, his pupils glowing with that little red dot, his body emitting his blue aura as he drove his hand down to grab his victim, they vanished and his hand collided with dirt.

Blinking for a moment, he defused his bodies energy and looked about confused as to where he was, before his eyes fell upon a sign, a very odd sign. "Ask a Question? What kind of a sign asks someone to ask a question?" Pondering this, he allowed himself to relax only for a moment before quickly returning to his shifty state of looking about himself, making sure no one was going to sneak up on him.

Moving to stand up now, he slowly moved his right hand into his jacket, not wanting to encounter anything that would throw him for a loop. This place was new to him, and even through it was new, he wondered if the Syndicate had anything to do with this. They had always been looking for new ways of challenging him, and maybe they had finally found the perfect challenge.
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((It's Been Awhile. Time For An LOL!)) [Jan. 18th, 2012|06:59 pm]

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There's currently stuffed animals scattered across the Nexus. They look innocent enough, but this being the Nexus, they cause LOLs. They turn whoever touches them into whatever the animal may be.

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Enter The Housewife. [Jan. 12th, 2012|06:28 pm]

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"--is, honey?" a woman just walking into the Nexus says. When the change of locations registers, she comes to a halt and frowns. "What just happened?"

She looks at the sign, winces at the assault on her retinas and looks away. "A question, hmm? I believe the previous one can be skipped for now."

She folds her arms across her chest, looking distinctly unamused. "What do people think I should do about my idiot apprentice that disobeyed my teachings to run off and become a State Alchemist, therefore putting himself in the hands of the military?"

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[Jan. 5th, 2012|08:28 pm]
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Envy flops down on a convenient nexus stool under the Sign. He's wearing a black skintight jacket over his usual outfit, to take care of whatever cold homunculi feel in winter.

He stares at the passerby before asking a question.

"Have you ever had life set a problem before you that seemed too hard to solve?"
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[Oct. 30th, 2011|06:28 am]
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You might not recognize her since her appearance has changed since the last time you saw her and not only her appearance, but her cheerful disposition. She is indeed Rubette La Lette, but her unique blue hair and mauve eyes mask her usual appearance. She seems to be going through a bit of a rough patch.

"How...tell me how I can get the real me back?" It's kind of a vague question and she's pretty sure it's impossible, but she can't think of anything else off the bat.
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(original character, open) [Oct. 29th, 2011|11:52 pm]
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Ira is pretty sure he got here through a dreamstate. Or if not quite a dreamstate, then certainly something that isn't in any way related to the ordinary corporeal world back in Nevada. Maybe something like the out-of-place, out-of-time shared mental spaces Jersey was working on. Before... well, when Jersey had the telepathic capacity to work on anything like that.

Now, Ira thinks (not entirely charitably) he seems to mostly have the capacity to bitch.

He's a rational human being. Bit emotional sometimes, sure, but mostly rational, and has an MSc in psychology (well, telepathic psychology, but he doesn't tell most people the first word) to prove it. If you can call psychology rational, when the entire discipline's had to deal with the likes of Freud. You take what you can get. Anyway, the ongoing monologue rationale in his head is pointing out that this is obviously a construct of his own mind, because that sign's screaming out what he's wanted to do for days. Ask a question. Or rather, several questions. And ask them of people who aren't so closely involved with the whole situation.

It's entirely possible he's gone crazy, here, he realises, but right now he'll roll with it.

"Okay," he says genially to the locals at large. "Here's a question. If you got your boyfriend into a mess -- sort of, though technically speaking he got himself into it, I won't bore you with the gory details -- anyway, having already broken up once, how godawful is it to be considering leaving him again?"
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Asking a simple question. ((Open)) [Oct. 19th, 2011|09:23 am]
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Junpei had been in the Nexus long enough to know about the sign. That in mind, he stood near it, and looked around for a moment, before starting.

"So, is it just a part of life to inevitably question one's own worth at some point?"
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a hero will save us just in time [Oct. 9th, 2011|07:36 pm]

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There's a man in a brown cloak and green clothes sleeping on the back of a horse that's meandering towards the sign. Epona looked around, snorted, and stopped by the sign rather abruptly, waking the man on her back.

Link snapped awake, blinking somewhat blearily. "Did we get to Termina already, Epona?" he asked, yawning. Then he took stock of his surroundings. "Where are we?" He slid off of Epona's back, one hand on his sword hilt as he investigated the area, Epona sticking close.

Then he noticed the sign. "Ask a question," he echoed, reading out loud. "What, besides the obvious 'where am I'?" He looked around. "All right. I guess this is customary around here, better stick with local customs. Have you ever been away from home for a long time? What's it like going back?"
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(OPEN) Where have I fallen? I can't get back up. [Oct. 7th, 2011|08:50 pm]
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Sola fell from the sky, face planting into the pole of a sign. She lifted her head in agony,reading the sign. "Ask a Question" it read. "Fine. Where there hell am I? I was singing on stage when I landed here. Don't be afraid, I only bite my husband," she bit her cheek, waiting for a reply.
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rubette la lette intro [Oct. 6th, 2011|06:13 pm]
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Out of a fear of looking stupid, Rubette is hesitant to ask her question upon arrival. There's no one to ask after all, but why would there be a gargantuan sign smack dab in the middle of the city if you aren't supposed to ask questions. Normally there is a booth or some sort of chamber of commerce located in big cities...speaking of which this is unlike any kind of city she's ever seen.

"Well this is just...alright fine, fine...ask a question huh? Well I have...more than one actually so be ready for it. What is this place...?...Oh and, well I know it's impossible to cure an idiot, but is it impossible to magically reverse aging? That's probably a strange question...it's probably futile anyway, but I guess there's no harm in asking...a sign."
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