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May. 26th, 2018


[info]borntoresist



Cool, right?

You know what is cooler?

Experiencing it for yourself.

You've seen the movies. You've read the books. Why not give it a try for yourself? Don't forget that tomorrow, May 27th, we're having our open house at the Pit. We'll be offering free lessons for Wizards and Muggle alike. All are welcome. And if we have enough people, we'll get a pick up game going. Or if you can't make it to our open house, we will be opening officially for lessons on Tuesday, May 29th, and we want you there.

I hope to see many of you tomorrow.

FILTER TO THE WEASLEY FAMILY, PLUS SNOW WHITE & ROCKET
Now, I need an idea of who all is coming on Monday so Snow and I can make sure we've got enough for everyone. I've seen confirmation from some of you already but if you could go ahead and let me know now if you've not confirmed with Snow?

Rocket, let the guardians know they are invited as well.

FILTER TO SABINE WREN
Do you have plans for the holiday on Monday?

Mar. 10th, 2018


[info]paintswithred

Dear family, you have been forewarned.

All the plants are coming back with me. My bedroom is going to be full of them. I have much research to do behind them. Obviously, this is not Muggle town, nor is it Wizard town, so we'll see what kind of plants this place has. Fred is also forewarned. He's not allowed in my room to mess with things, or I'll turn him into an oversized turnip.

In other news, I drew sketches of the area with my new friend, Rachel, for all of you.

Feb. 22nd, 2018


[info]imbittered

(001) Severus Snape

I suppose it is too much to ask that there is a non-headache inducing explanation to all this.

Feb. 18th, 2018


[info]antari

I'd like to thank everyone who was helpful during my arrival yesterday, and apologize to anyone I alarmed.

My name is Kell Maresh. I am a blood magician, which I've come to understand sounds concerning, but I only work with my own blood.

Feb. 17th, 2018


[info]letsfightstuff

NGL, talking to the horses in Rohan is making me miss Blackjack. Who I had basically wished for in that Santa letter and never got. Santa, whatchu got against Pegasi??

Anyway, you should hear about the Funny Tourist stories some of these horses had to share. Most of them were cocky riders who thought they had it when in fact, they didn't. Probably realizing that after they told the horses to run and the riders themselves slid off the back and into poop. Other stuff.... I've been sworn to secrecy, sorry.

Also, for the record.. if the horses try to follow us back to the boat. It's totally not my fault. I totally did not tell them of life back in Tumbleweed or the awesome stables we have back there in either our camp or in the town itself. Totally didn't say any of that!

Feb. 15th, 2018


[info]itschotime

As destinations go, Middle Earth has been pretty sweet so far.

I almost don't mind that I'm missing out on discounted Valentine's Day candy.

Feb. 14th, 2018


[info]syndulla

(005) Hera Syndulla

I made the decision to rent some clothing. I thought it would be interesting to see this world as one of those who typically live here would see it, rather than as an obvious tourist.

It's very different, but I am also curious to rent different outfits, and perhaps see if the experience is very different depending upon the outfit I am wearing.

While I have no familiarity with this place, it is very beautiful, and thus far at least, I have found it quite enjoyable to explore.

Feb. 11th, 2018


[info]cursed_prince

I've obviously missed a very important phenomenon in my cultural studies - and I better get started on catching up. These books are massive.

Feb. 6th, 2018


[info]fuzzy_elf

This Friday, 8:00 pm at Constellation Theater, yours truly will be entertaining you with feats of aerial skill. Be prepared to be AMAZED! One night only, so don't miss it!

[Private to Starfire]
Are you still interested in having dinner with me?

Feb. 5th, 2018


[info]ihateflying

I've gathered the impression that it is customary to introduce one's self using this device upon arrival. My name is Obi-Wan Kenobi. I apologize for the delay in my introduction. I am certain all of you understand the need to reacquaint oneself in this situation.

QUI-GON JINN
Master Qui-Gon?

Feb. 3rd, 2018


[info]wonkytonks

I tripped and nearly fell overboard. My whole life flashed before my eyes. I need to have a lie down.


edit: Bloody fuck, I tripped trying to lie down, too.

Feb. 2nd, 2018


[info]cursed_prince

WHO: George Camarine and Dinah Madani
WHERE: Towel-folding workshop
WHEN: Backdated to Jan 7
WHAT: Learning to fold cute towel animals without destroying anything in the process
RATING: PG
STATUS: log; completed

... )

Feb. 1st, 2018


[info]withthedolphins

I really miss the open water. Swimming in the pool is not the same thing.


Edit

So when the ship slows down for the fishing, would anyone mind helping Bella and I to get on and off the boat so we could swim in the ocean for a little while. We might even be able to help your fishing a little?

[info]saint_matthew

[Voice to Text]
So. I guess I ought to explain myself. Maybe some of you already know, or maybe you caught a glimpse of what I was doing when the ship was attacked. I'm not as helpless as you might've initially thought. The short of it, I lost my eyesight when I was nine when these toxic chemicals splashed into my face. Another side effect was that my other senses were heightened - my hearing, my taste, my smell, my sense of touch. I can get around without seeing, but I still can't distinguish details or colors, and I'm not able to tell what's written down on a page or screen.

I'm not used to telling everybody about this, and the whole idea made me nervous. Sorry for misleading everybody.

Jan. 20th, 2018


[info]royalpaininthe

You have got to be kidding me. I was undeniably clear about my distaste for both the ocean and the sun. I've had quite enough of magical portals for the next five hundred years.

Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Admiral of England, Ireland and Normandy, etc. You can call me Henry, Fitzroy, or Your Grace.

[ooc: Pretty much assume that Henry is posting at night, always. His type of vampire is comatose whenever the sun is up.]

Jan. 18th, 2018


[info]withthedolphins

WHO: George Camarine and Cleo Sertori
WHERE: Poolside
WHEN: Jan 17
WHAT: Cleo’s a mermaid
RATING: Should be low-ish?
STATUS: Closed; complete
I don’t consent to any possible science experiments either. In case you were wondering. )

[info]withthedolphins

Well, at least it won't be much longer before we get to see somewhere new?

[George C. & Remy]
So apparently swimming with mermaids is super popular. Oh, Remy. This is George. He knows.

You guys want to swim with a mermaid? It'll be fun, I promise.

Remy, is it easy to sort of not be seen in the water? Is this your place?

Jan. 11th, 2018


[info]fluffy_sessh

This one does not like being confined to a ship.

Jan. 7th, 2018


[info]cursed_prince

They even fold the towels into animal shapes in the cabins. The nobility in my country have a lot to learn about living in luxury.

Jan. 1st, 2018


[info]mister_doctor

Thank you everybody for making this a very happy holiday season. I don't think I've ever had a Christmas quite as nice this, even before became a sorcerer.

[Private to All Magic Users in Tumbleweed]
Holidays are over, it's time to get down to business. I've been considering this for a while, and I'd like to begin the New Year with a proposition. I've mentioned this to a few people already, and have had positive feedback, so I want to make it official.

It would be to all of our advantages if we magic-users formed a coalition. Our goals would primarily be ready to step up to help in case of emergencies, especially if they're of a magical nature; to educate one another about our difference styles of magic, and to educate others who might be interested in taking up magic; to pool our resources in times of need, be they magical items or books; to assist one another in our different paths.

I am offering the Sanctum Sanctorum as the coalition's base of operations, unless anybody else would care to make another suggestion.

Ideally, I'd like to find a sponsor to help fund what we're doing. The coalition should be independent, especially from the military who might place certain restrictions upon us.

If you are interested in joining such a coalition, please comment below.

There are some individuals who, while not strictly magic users, are knowledgeable and accustomed to fighting against magical dangers, such as demons and the like, and would be good to have on our side. Specifically, I'm thinking of Sam Winchester, Integra, and Alucard, but if anybody has other suggestions, I'm like to hear them.

Dec. 28th, 2017


[info]bannerbgood

Are there any other tea lovers that received some for the holidays? If so, care to do a bit of a swap to try some new flavors?

[Friends and Avengers Residents]
I am now in possession of my tea collection, cast iron cookware, and spices from the tower. I am going to take requests to make a few East Asian dishes for people if you have something you've been craving?

Dec. 19th, 2017


[info]elliebloodstone

I have a manor decorated for Christmas.

You have no plans or desire to cook a whole fucking dinner.

I'm hosting a waifs and strays Christmas dinner on Monday. 1pm. You can come a little earlier for refreshments, you can stay a while afterwards for cards and conversation.

Dec. 16th, 2017


[info]fluffy_sessh

This age feels so sedentary.

Dec. 11th, 2017


[info]thehuttslayer

My name is Leia Organa. I can sense Fictio

I believe what they've told me about the situation here, but I'd like more first hand experience. How long have people been here? Is there an average expectancy in which people are likely to be here? What is being done to ensure that we make it back to our home worlds, and how can I assist?

Dec. 7th, 2017


[info]itschotime

Gonna be busy so new food truck hours starting next week: Monday to Wednesday from 10 to 2 (or until supplies last.) Follow us on social media here for the most up to date schedule. Now accepting credit cards and e-pay.

And because it's temporarily summer, we are temporarily selling fruit bingu.

Dec. 5th, 2017


[info]agentmadani

They weren't kidding when they said my apartment showed up. It looks mostly the same. Something about it is a little off, but it's definitely my place.

Dec. 4th, 2017


[info]cursed_prince

According to the local calendar, tomorrow is my birthday. But I had celebrated a birthday shortly before arriving here. Am I now a year older, or do I get to relive my 25th birthday?

Dec. 1st, 2017


[info]goodlikesunkist

So who's for sure going to the ball?

And if I actually write a letter to Santa, what do we think the chances are that I get sent Gremlins in the mail or like... idk... turn into whatever I ask for? Do random nice things happen here, in anybody's experience?

Nov. 29th, 2017


[info]minstrel

While engaging in enlightenment relating to the customs and traditions of this festive period I have happened upon a particular custom of which I am perfectly skilled - and admittedly fond of - that I wish partake in.

May I perhaps obtain interest from others regarding a troupe to tread the locale grounds with while crooning carols to amaze and astound the residents of this fair town?

Nov. 13th, 2017


[info]aphra

Hey! Do you need a tune-up on your prosthetic arm or leg? How about your automobile or toaster?

Doctor Aphra specializes in making things better. You want a new hand that can withstand blasters? I'm your doctor! You want someone who can upgrade to make that hand of yours cool off your drink without ice? I'm your girl. You want your droid to shut his mouth more often? I'm your girl..

Nov. 8th, 2017


[info]niceish

WHO: George Camarine and Damon Salvatore
WHERE: The Roadhouse
WHEN: Back when Jo was out of town. (This is how slow Kim is to finish logs.)
WHAT: A spy meets an ex-vampire
RATING: PG
STATUS: completed

... )

Nov. 6th, 2017


[info]thebuffster

Just a heads up, if anyone needs to talk about flaming gremlins, I'm here. I've got a lot of experience dealing with the day after.

Nov. 1st, 2017


[info]mister_doctor

If you've been sent a furry, large eared creature, then for God's sake, please follow the instructions on the box! Don't get it wet, and Don't feed it after midnight. The consequences of doing these things will be nothing short of disastrous for Tumbleweed and all her residents.

I'm thinking of creating a containment area for people to bring their Mogwai to keep them safe. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Oct. 23rd, 2017


[info]mister_doctor

I'm sorry for all the commotion I caused this past week. I lost my head. Literally.

Oct. 14th, 2017


[info]fallenrobin

So apparently the real reason I died was because some asshole programmed his phone to make robocalls when the comic book company asked people to vote on whether a fifteen-year-old kid should be murdered or not.

If anybody's looking for me, I'll be at the bar, breaking my own rules about alcohol.

Oct. 10th, 2017


[info]obscurence

RP log; Credence & George

Who: George Camarine & Credence Barebone
When: Back in late Sept.
Where:Spooktacular
What: Credence and George run into each other while looking at Halloween costumes.
Rating: Low
Status: COMPLETE.




As far as George could tell, Halloween was a lot like Carnival in the Kingdom of Italia, except with a lot of plastic and mass-produced costumes instead of exquisitely hand-made ones. )

Oct. 8th, 2017


[info]alchemy_al

I'm finally back to myself. Thank you Dr. Strange, Winry, and Ed for taking care of me and keeping me safe. I think being a cat has made me want one even more. I didn't think that was possible. They are amazing, all the things they can hear and sense. I felt so connected to my environment.

Is this the sort of thing that happens often here? I hope not.

Oct. 7th, 2017


[info]mister_doctor

This is an update on my earlier investigation.

With help from Vision, we've been able to identify the man who opened Spooktacular. His name is Ethan Rome, and he rented the storefront for two months, but didn't begin moving costumes into the space until the middle of September. The employees he hired say he was odd, but not unkind, and paid well for the part-time work at his shop. We do not have any clear photos of him, but he's described as having blond hair, 5'5' and being 35 years of age. It's clear that the name is an alias - the identification he provided to rent the store are forgeries and don't trace back to anything, and his digital footprint is practically non-existent. I wouldn't be surprised if his appearance was also a disguise, given the man was obviously a skilled sorcerer - somebody of his caliber wouldn't have a problem altering his bodily features. In any case, Ethan has effectively appeared and disappeared without a trace - the last time he was seen was on the day before the Come As You Aren't party.


After conferring with my fellow magic-users in town, we've determined that the only costumes that caused the transformations came from Spooktacular. As many of you might have already surmised, the transformations are not permanent, and once the transformation has ended, the costume becomes entirely mundane. However, the costumes that remain in Spooktacular are still cursed. So to prevent any more chaos, we have closed the shop and sealed it with a variety of magical wards to keep the magic contained until we are able to dispel the curses. All other costumes, not bought at Spooktacular, are safe to wear.

If you would like to return the costume that was bought at Spooktacular, we will accept them, and store them safely within the shop.

I, myself, am purchasing my Halloween costume online, and having it shipped.

[Private to Magic-Users]
The nature of the magic used for the curses are not malevolent, and it occurs to me as I was writing this, that this is more the work of a Trickster. Thor suggested to me that this seemed to be something Loki would do, but this was before Loki appeared. But I also considered this work could be Prankish in nature, along the lines of Weasley Wizard Wheezes.

Oct. 5th, 2017


[info]spoilers_

Network Post

Alright, so this place isn't quite the amateur hour that it appeared at first glance. Either that or I have completely lost my touch.

Fortunately, I know the whole solitary confinement drill. Looks like it's just me, this hilariously quaint computer, and some kind of film database. Any suggestions on what to watch? What will either give us something to talk about when I do get out of here or lend a bit of clarity to this place, wherever this place is?

Oct. 4th, 2017


[info]mister_doctor

I have been able to trace the source of the magic that's caused all these transformations. Spooktacular, the costume shop that gave out the free gift certificates for costumes before the party. Somebody definitely wanted do cause trouble, and tempted us to fall into their trap with free, cursed costumes. I've been to the shop - the owner is missing, and the employees, Tumbleweed locals, don't know anything about him, or his location. The remaining costumes in his shop are all enchanted, and I suspect will still be able to transform you if you wear them.

The most curious thing about the magic in the shop - it feels like it's getting stronger.

My fellow sorcerers and magic-users, I'd like your opinions. Are you able to meet me at the shop? Let me know when. I'm continuing to monitor the situation.

[Private to Winry Rockbell and Edward Elric]
I'm responding to the Lost Cat poster that I saw in town. I think I may have found him. Grey, overweight, friendly. He came up to me out of an alley, where he'd been hiding among the dumpsters, and started rubbing my leg with his head in affection. I brought him home with me. He had a taste for human food, especially pizza and donuts.

Oct. 2nd, 2017


[info]burningwings

[...] Does anyone know if my friends will get in trouble for being in the pool for a little while? They've turned into mermaids and they can't exactly walk on land.

Also, I might need help watching their kids if this lasts more than a day.

Sep. 23rd, 2017


[info]fallenrobin

So I googled myself in a moment of boredom, and now I feel like Jessica Rabbit. "I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

Sep. 21st, 2017


[info]thebuffster

Who's going to the Bronze tomorrow night? I feel the need to wear something autumn-like and drink cider. But you know, not along, because that's sad. Stabbing my pumpkin alone is pretty great though.

Sep. 19th, 2017


[info]myronwagtail_

Yorkshire Gold is a godsend.

FILTERED FROM MUGGLES
I've finally calmed down to the point where I can shift again.
Though being in quarantine is still bollocks. One more day and I'm free.

Sep. 18th, 2017


[info]zombiemode

Okay, so here's the thing. Some of you have talked to me and know this, and some of you don't, but...

I'm a zombie.

And I know. There's a lot of bad things about it, so I'm going to open up the floor for questions. Ask me anything, and I'll answer.

Sep. 17th, 2017


[info]cursed_prince

This is not how I thought my day was going to go, but since I'm here, I might as well introduce myself.

If titles are important to you, I am Lord George Drayton ade Martel ade Camarine, Lord of Longshire, Steward of the Southern Provinces of the Kingdom of Adrianaglia.

If titles are not important, I'm George, and I once watched the entirety of the original Star Wars trilogy without a bathroom break.

I'd like to use the duration of my quarantine to better understand this world's culture. I've watched a few key movies and read some Kafka, but I know there's still a lot more to it. What are your recommendations for books and movies I should know about?