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Dec. 4th, 2019


This might be the most magnificient piece of television I've ever seen.

Hearing my face with an American accent is a bit of a trip. I'm going to practice.

Nov. 30th, 2019


Quentin Coldwater
Have we reached the end of the moping stage yet? Because there's a movie at the cinema about the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and you're going to take me.

Nov. 25th, 2019


(006) Penny 23

Feels a little like we're going though 'see no evil, do hear no evil, speak no evil'.

Think this is something to be worried about? It's hard to tell sometimes.

[Physical Kids Cottage/Magicians types]
We got food stuff for later in the week or should I figure out curries?

Sep. 25th, 2018


I very much enjoyed our weekend together. I absolutely hate that we had to leave. But I owe Quentin a trip and I wanted to see how you felt about that?

Just so you know, I'm still suffering from telling the truth. It's a terrible affliction, but I've made my peace with it because it's brought me to a new stage in my relationship with Gaby and because it's given me clarity on a few things going on in my head.

Like you.

This truth telling business was the reason why I couldn't talk to you before. Eliot's told me that he spoke to you about how whatever it was that I was afraid of ruining was probably a sex thing, and, at the least, not anything terrible. He was right, mostly. It's not terrible and it's more of a love thing and I think I'm ready to admit that I care for you more than a friend.

Gaby is aware of these things and as long as I'm honest with her about what goes on here, we'll play it by ear, but I'm no longer content to hide this truth from you or myself. Frankly, it was making me miserable and while it may still ruin things because I'm not sure how you feel or what you want, I need you to know this before I invited you out to Point Pleasant for the trip we were suppose to have taken last weekend.

So. There it is, cards on the table. And so there are no surprises, I've made this viewable to Gaby. If that's not alright with you, please let me know.

Sep. 21st, 2018


It seems that quite a few curses have lifted. When should I start being concerned that my nocturnal feline adventures might become permanent? Has anyone ever not recovered from some random madness brought on by this place?

Sep. 16th, 2018


It wasn't the fairies. Illya's really gone. If anyone needs any assistance in whatever is happening right now, please let me know. I could use the distraction so I don't punch another hole in the wall.

Sep. 14th, 2018


Apparently New York was still within the reach of the fairies. Illya has disappeared.

Has there been any word from or about those who have been taken?

Sep. 13th, 2018



Since there have been some concerns regarding the dual invite/threat of kidnapping to a ball, I'd like to offer my assistant Janet. Janet is capable of performing quick, non-invasive scans of Tumbleweed for the purposes of accounting for all of the displaced.

In order to get an accurate picture of if anyone has been abducted without notice while they were alone, vulnerable and likely very terrified, please comment here if you plan to flee from town and leave your friends and community behind to fend for themselves.

Thank you.

Sep. 12th, 2018


So like.

Do the iron thing.

Don't eat their food.

Don't drink anything they offer.

Don't make promises.

Don't answer questions.

Basically just don't go to the ball and you're probably good to go.

Sep. 4th, 2018


Has anyone else paid a visit to your home away from home? The place you come from, but in this universe?

My universe isn't all that different from this one, but my home certainly was. A lot can change in fifty years. Finally, the promise of Auferstanden aus Ruinen is fulfilled.

not an ic cut - photo from her trip to Berlin )

Aug. 25th, 2018


I'd like to have a little party at my place this Sunday for Rogue. I'm completely willing to take direction from those that know what she prefers, otherwise, it'll be a pretty standard birthday - cake, food, decorations, music, and alcohol for those of drinking age.

So how old are you turning?

[ooc; Backdated to 8/23.]

Aug. 23rd, 2018


WHO: Napoleon Solo & Gaby Teller
WHAT: Napoleon puts his exceptional travel planning skills to use for his first date with Gaby
WHEN: Friday night, Aug. 3
WHERE: Beaver Creek Resort, Colorado
STATUS: Complete in gdocs

After you, Ms. Teller. )

Aug. 14th, 2018


So I can't talk and it took me twelve tries to type this and I still had to rely on autocorrect to fix things.

I am a tiny cat in my costume. All I can do is meow.

Aug. 6th, 2018


Bravo, Thor! Or is it Loki that sent out the invites? Spectacular delivery system, regardless. What will the dress code be?

As always, it was a delight to spend time with you two. We can't let that much time go by in seeing each other, next time. I hope whatever you two are working through, that this weekend helped. And as always, my door is always open and I will be here for you if you need me.

So I don't see a crater anywhere, but I may have missed it. Did your weekend go well?

Peril, I know you said you'd be gone, but are you allowed to check in on here? How are you doing? How's the borscht?

Monday Funday? Wine? I miss you and Miss Anka Irene dearly.

Hello there. So Eliot is telling me that he's currently on your couch, high as a kite. Should I be worried?


Jul. 30th, 2018


I'm lodging a complaint - no one's thrown a party in awhile. Someone fix this.

I'm heading out of town this weekend with Quentin and possibly Margo. I've made some ready to eat meals and they're in the freezer. Just pop them into the oven, the times for how long are on each container.

Jul. 21st, 2018


For any inquiring minds who want to know, my swimming pool companion did eventually leave of his own accord.

[Embedded video of an armadillo swimming in a pool.]

I have not seen him since, and our yard and garbage remain untouched. Take that, naysayers.

It's Illya's birthday on Wednesday. He's quite grumpy about surprises, but perhaps we ought to do something for him anyway. What do you think?

Jul. 15th, 2018


posted this afternoon

Not quite what I was expecting to find when I came down to use the pool, but I understand the impulse.

not an ic cut - an armadillo, chilling on a pool float )

Texas has such peculiar wildlife.


Napoleon, since you insist on following me everywhere I go with this international marketing campaign, some thoughts:

1. I'm pretty sure Gillette paid for that mustache.
2. If you can punch the air and make that noise I will pay you five whole dollars per fist to see it.

Edit: If you would like to see Napoleon attempt to punch the air and make sound effect noises, ten dollar minimum buy in. Proceeds go to a local no kill animal shelter. Comment to leave your pledge.

Jul. 12th, 2018


We return bearing gifts!

Technically we returned last night.

And most of the gifts are wine from Napa Valley.

But that's not the point. The point is aren't you glad to see us?

Jul. 11th, 2018


WHO: Napoleon Solo & Gaby Teller
WHERE: Adrian, TX: Midpoint Café
WHEN: June 21st, 2018 (Backdated)
WHAT: The first stop on their road trip!
STATUS: Complete

’Shall we aim for the Santa Monica Pier?’ )

Jul. 6th, 2018


Road trip adventures. )

Jul. 4th, 2018


I have never celebrated the American Independence Day and I never thought that I would. I never anticipated living in America. But, as the saying is - "When in Rome". Or in Texas, I guess.


How is the road trip?

Jun. 15th, 2018


[Voice to Text]
Anybody want to go into a law partnership with me? I can't work for the City anymore. Yesterday I was appointed a case. Without giving details, he was guilty, plain and simple. He admitted he was. But I'm supposed to defend him in court. It's going against everything that stand for, and I'm ready to throw in the towel.

Gaby? Remember that rock you brought back for Knuckle? He loved it so much that he headbutted it until he learned a new move and shattered it. Now I have hundreds of smaller rocks all over my apartment. I think we need to get our Jangmo-o's together for a play date.

Jun. 12th, 2018


This one or this one?

Gaby, I'm stealing you once school is over for a road trip. I promised to show you America and I'm going to be a man of my word.

Jun. 10th, 2018


Filtered to Gaby
Have you given any consideration to what Napoleon told us?

Jun. 5th, 2018


I need a recommendation for a vacation spot. Any suggestions?

The party is coming to you and Anka Irene. If you have any serious objections, now is the time to make them.

I need your help.

Miss Anka Irene's birthday party was suppose to be for this Saturday. I'm afraid Rogue's not going to be comfortable having it here in Texas any longer because of He Who Must Not Be Named. So the party's going to go to her. I need some assistance moving all the necessary items out there and to help decorate.

Jun. 3rd, 2018


Rogue's going through something right now and it's making me realize that there are some things I don't want not being said before it's too late.

I have some ridiculously strong feelings for you two. I'm certain that it's love. You don't have to say anything in return, but I thought I'd put that out there before I lost my nerve. All I know is that I don't want one of us going somewhere before I had a chance to say that. I expect nothing to come from this, I'm not looking to change our relationships with one another, but I couldn't keep this to myself any longer.


Erik's back.

He don't remember being here before.

If'n ya need me, don't.

We'll be back whenever I'm good and ready.


Everybody meet Napoleon! He looks just like his namesake, doesn't he? What an uncanny resemblance.

cut for picture, not an IC cut )

May. 28th, 2018


While I realize that many people here already know how to fight, there may be some who are looking to learn new skills. I am teaching sambo at Howlett Gym. If you have never heard of sambo, it is the Russian martial art. I am 1953 Soviet champion. Mostly sambo is learning how to disarm another person, to get them to the ground and subdue them. Very effective self-defense.

This video has some good examples of sambo techniques. If you are interested in the class or want to learn more, do not hesitate to ask.

Filtered to TMFU
Did you see the car that the portal gave me?

cut for image )

Do you think that all three of us can fit into it?

May. 17th, 2018


I need an expert in clothes to assist me - particularly, jeans.

Gaby, come dancing with me on Friday? Rogue's organizing, but a group of us are going to NYC to find a club to our liking. Illya, you're welcome to come along as well, but I will be stealing Gaby away from you for the night if she'll let me.

I haven't seen much of you on the network, but a few of us are going to New York City this Friday for a night out in the clubs, organized by your sister. Care to join us? Quentin will be there as well.

May. 14th, 2018


Who: Gaby Teller & Napoleon Solo
What: Gaby and Napoleon discuss the nature of family and try to put the past behind them.
Where: Their suite on the cruise ship.
When: The night after the pirate attack.
Warnings: None.

It's been hell of a week, hasn't it? )

May. 10th, 2018


Good job, team. I'll have the money laundered and back to you within two weeks. Celebratory breakfast in the morning at my place.

Job's done. No issues. I'll see you all in the morning for breakfast, if you're hungry. I'm cooking.

Have you ever made love on a million dollars?

[ooc; Forwarddated to tomorrow night.]

May. 8th, 2018


Peril, I would appreciate it, that if you have a problem with me or something I'm doing, that you refrain from involving others in it. Quentin didn't know about the heist and now that he does, he'll be a bundle of nerves and worries until it's over.

Also, I'm cooking dinner tomorrow night when you don't have a shift, so be home then.

Well, at least Illya's making it very easy to get over him. Want to go off school premises for lunch? Because I need something stronger than to drink than anything the vending machines offer.

Dinner tonight? I'm cooking tomorrow for Illya and you as well, but just us tonight?

May. 6th, 2018


DM to Gaby
What do you think of this bank robbery idea of Solo's?

May. 4th, 2018


Things I didn't expect to be hearing today "doll up" "book up" "dog up" and then when I looked in the living room seeing my baby girl levitating her doll, Goodnight Moon, and Sorcha in the air.

The poor Irish wolfhound is currently trying to hide out under my bed.

I'm gonna need to get some extra treats at the store today.

Apr. 28th, 2018


Shout out to Rapax Races, which if you don't already know, is a go-kart track in the Northern part of town. It's owned and operated by Ronan, who totally had his ass handed to him a couple of weeks ago when I went behind the wheel for the first time.

I'm taking on anybody who thinks they can beat me. Yes, this is a challenge.

Apr. 22nd, 2018


>> I caved and let him drive on the way home.

cut for a photo of an unusually smiley Illya )

>> Thanks for letting us spend the weekend with Amelia.


Right so, I ain’t sure when we’ll be actually needing this, but I’ve gone and set up an emergency location for the Displaced for whenever shit hits the fan and we can’t go staying here in Tumbleweed. While I’d really like something like those bracelets we all had on the cruise for teleporting everyone no matter where they might be to be around for use, they just ain’t. Hit me up if’n ya think you can make something like that.

I’ve been working to finish adding up housing options and gotten some people to help limit the path of the local fauna that might’ve caused us all some issues if they were allowed to run around everywhere. It runs on solar power and backup generators. Wind power is getting installed soon once I figure out where would be best to go setting it up. There’s a greenhouse that’s already up and running and livestock are getting settled in this week.

[Pretend there's some pictures inserted here for everyone to see.]

So if’n you’re wanting access to it, what you’re gonna need is a portal set up in your house or your place of business (if its Displaced owned). Put your name down here if ya want in and we’ll get ya set up. Just like on the cruise, only the Displaced will be able to head through them there and back.

Hopefully it won't need to be used, but better to have something in place than not.

Apr. 21st, 2018


While Leo and I are enjoying our one on one lessons, I would love to have more students to teach.

So EPS students who think German is overrated (all the love to you, Rogue and Gaby!), come to my French class.

Apr. 18th, 2018


Has anyone traveled with their Pokemon yet? It's become apparent that the residents of Tumbleweed are willing to look the other way when it comes to the peculiarities among those of us that are displaced, but does that extend beyond the town limits?

What would you say to a weekend away, just the two of us? It occurs to me that it's been three months since you and I became a you and I, and maybe we ought to celebrate.


tw for drug use and ptsd in comments

What do you jerks all do when you can't sleep?

You still wanted the rocking chair, yeah? You didn't pop yet? Chair's got your name on it.


I'm sorry I yelled at you. I'm sorry for the whole thing. Thank you.

I still want to do the shop with you, I was lying when I said I wasn't going to talk to you anymore. We should come up with a name for it. That Warren guy's going to want a good show.

You guys are doctors, right? What do you do for insomnia? Real bad insomnia, in my opinion. Can you help me out?


I and Jangmo-o have bonded closely, especially after the unscrupulous attack a few days ago.

Apr. 15th, 2018



While you are dealing with the disturbances others have posted about, please be advised to avoid [address] as there are also violent, terrifying monsters who appear to have been recently displaced here.

I'm sure it'll work itself out. At present they only appear to be threatening the lives and property of the locals.

Thank you.

[Michael captured a photo of a gang of the creatures in Council 6.]

Apr. 12th, 2018


WHO: 18+ Displaced Adults
WHEN: April 13th, 2018 - Evening (Forwarddated)
WHAT: A little get together for the Displaced adults who need a break from the doom and gloom, as well as a small birthday surprise for two birthday boys.
WARNINGS: Drinking

And at approximately at 9:30 PM, two cakes were brought out for Penny Adiyodi & Quentin Coldwater... )


For those who are not already regulars and familiar with the Howlett Gym schedule, I teach a class in nonmagical defense against magic, a particular specialty of mine and one that I would argue is exceptionally useful in a place like this. It is open anyone, including magical folk, who can alternate between magical sparring and nonmagical sparring, to help others practice and to learn the skills themselves to fight without their magic.

In fact, I would greatly appreciate more magic folk joining in, to give students a wide range of types of magic to learn to defend themselves against. Alina helps me regularly with her light magic, but as she is not allowed to actually cut anyone in half, she sometimes gets bored with blinding people.

If you have an ability that is technically non-magical but makes you more powerful than the average person, I might be willing to work you in as well. Let me know if you're interested, and we can discuss your abilities beforehand so that I can formulate a lesson plan. This has always been on a volunteer basis, or rather you would be considered a regular participant in the class; however, I might be willing to pay a few people out of my own pocket if they bring important skills to the table, especially since I know money is a concern for everyone right now. If that's something you're interested in, we can discuss it further, and of course the gym owner, Laura, would have to sign off on it as well.

The class meets Monday through Friday, 4 PM - 5:30 PM. I hope to see you there.

Apr. 11th, 2018


evite sent out to 18+ members of the displaced )

Apr. 10th, 2018


So you're staying with me, I won't hear any arguments about it.

Next order of business... there's a lot going on. Clearly. But I feel like we - as in the community - could benefit from an evening of being social. Where people can mingle and exchange thoughts on jobs and what they may do here now that we're in Texas.

And since the pool is here, it only makes sense that I combine the slumber party I wanted with a pool party. Thoughts?

Just checking in. Please don't overwork yourselves.

*ooc; If you've talked to him on a regular basis, you're a friend. If you've slept with him, you're a friend. If you're still unsure, ask!

Apr. 5th, 2018


Do we have to throw balls at them? It seems mean. Especially for the shy ones. They spend all that time hiding from people and then as soon as someone finds them they get things thrown at them and locked in a little ball. Why can't we just feed it until it feels safer?


I like it.

Apr. 4th, 2018


I know I ought to be taking it easy for a little while longer, but I'm not going to miss this chance! Does anybody want to go looking for Pokemon with me?

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