February 2020




RSS Atom
Powered by InsaneJournal

Previous 50

Feb. 18th, 2020



Feb. 4th, 2020


Okay so we got the cruise info last week. Aren't we supposed to be gone by now? Is this a new form of portal torture?

Because I do not approve. Bring back gifts, Portal. That's when you're MVP.

Jan. 21st, 2020


I'm halfway through the great 2020 Kevin Bacon watch. Of what I've seen so far, got to say, Tremors has been the most fun. There's been some duds, of course, and I think I can firmly say I'll never be watching Hollow Man again, but all and all? Been an enjoyable start to the year.

Anyone got a suggestion for which I should do next? No real rhyme or reason to how I've been picking my choices thus far. I've mostly been going off the cover art.

Personally? I'm eying R.I.P.D. Seems a nice tone shift after Stir of Echoes.

Jan. 20th, 2020


I've been getting slowly more used to food that isn't, well, protein bars.

What do people recommend? I've had cakes and those were good. And mac and cheese. Also something called a burger?


Organizing a new business is so much fun. I haven't had this much fun since the FIRST TIME I was Headmaster. I'm going to be accounting for everything.

And maybe once I get to a certain level, I could hire you to be my accountant? That'll be a while, and it's not a full time thing, but you know.

Jan. 2nd, 2020


[Filtered to Eliot Waugh, Kitty Pryde, Tina Cohen-Chang]
So Mr. Waugh is helping me to apply to the theater and dance programs at SUNY Purchase and we set up a date for my dance audition and it’s on February 8th. And now I need a routine and I’m coming up blank because everything feels done to death and I don't know if I should do something original instead. Help?

Dec. 9th, 2019


For those who have gotten items from Santa before, has receiving your houses from home caused more or less heartache?

Nov. 17th, 2019


Cut for picture )

[Emma Frost]
I need your help.

Nov. 15th, 2019


Who all is ready to see my girl, Elsa, unleash her ice powers again and conquer the world next week?

I really need to make myself an Olaf.

Sep. 18th, 2018


[Filtered to Kitty Pryde, Rogue]
The TFD found a pulled alarm in today's inspection. Security footage didn't show anyone physically near the alarm when it was pulled, on any of the days so far. So they've chalked it up to malfunction of our alarm system and fined us.

That should be the end of it on their end provided this doesn't continue. But I think we all know this wasn't a malfunction.
[Filtered to Rogue + Warren Worthington & Betsy Braddock [/ Charles Xavier] (separate filters)]
So looking into the fire alarms we've been having, it seems someone's been remotely pulling them and we don't want to bring the Tumbleweed authorities in anymore than they already have been. We're left with a pretty short list of kids with telekinetic or magical abilities who were around for the three might have been involved in this?
[Filtered to Rogue & Caroline Forbes]
We're looking into the fire alarms. Have you noticed anything off with the elementary kids lately?


[Voice to text; after nightfall]
I am tired of this.

Sep. 16th, 2018


After nightfall - V2T


I need someone to find my smallest pair of glasses.



[Filtered to EPS teachers, students, and guardians]
Alright. So this is a quick census. How many people among us are affected by these fairy curses, particularly in a way that would impede teaching or attending classes in the traditional sense.

Bear in mind, we're an accessible school with creative amplification and remote broadcasting capabilities.
[Filtered to Cable]
Did you make it back alright?


Hello there! I'm Dr. Chakrabarti. While I'm relatively new here and it's a Sunday morning after a ridiculous event, I highly urge anyone that went to the ball yesterday to come in for an once over, even if you were not injured or otherwise affected by last night's events. You may be asymptomatic or may not realize something's off.

Also, it'll give me a chance to get to know everyone here and give me a baseline to work off, in case something in the future happens where you need a doctor in your life. I've been told that people are skittish about blood draws around here, so rest assured, I'll only be doing that and any tests only if you consent to them. You should be getting checked up yearly anyway, so you might as well get it done now. Added bonus: you get to talk to me and I absolutely think I'm hilarious company.

I'll be down at the Bureau's medical wing all day today, so feel free to call in ahead of time to see how long, short, or non-existent the queue is so you're not waiting around forever. And if you like waiting, bring a book! I recommend Crazy Rich Asians for a fun read. I devoured that and the rest of the books in its series within a week.

EDIT: So far it looks like that people have been affected by the fairies. Things we are seeing so far: Tinkerbellism (Approximately six inches tall), going giant, spewing out the truth, and transforming into animals (wolf, horse, and bird). Possibly a coma like sleep as well, still looking into those cases. Vomiting pearls when trying to speak. Intangibility. Decaying - Those of you suffering from this one, I highly recommend finding a large freezer and sitting in it immediately. Or anyone with ice powers that can cool you down. At the very least, put those ACs to use asap. Mutism.

If you believe you can assist with any of these things, please find the person afflicted on this post and offer your help.

EDIT 2: If there are any animal specialists available, we may have some people that might appreciate you looking them over. Also, any psychologists or therapists being on standby would be appreciated.

Sep. 15th, 2018


1. Maya Lopez
2. Leia Organa
3. Julia Wicker
4. Ben Reilly
5. Gabrielle Delacour
6. Anakin Skywalker
7. Kell Maresh
8. Ronan Lynch
9. Zelda
10. Hermione Granger
11. Illya Kurykin
12. Nadia van Dyne
13. Penny Clearwater
14. Cable
(Potentially Henry Fitzroy)

I take it we are going to the ball, then.

Sep. 13th, 2018


[Filtered to EPS staff]
The Fire Marshall said that today's alarm was false on our end. It could be a student who pulled it, but we can't rule out an electrical problem somewhere.

Keep an eye open either way. I'll get an electrician in.
We still don't know what these invitations mean, but I'm willing to guess we'll find out what they want with thirteen souls in the next 48 hours. So we need to go over a plan beforehand.

Action Points
  • Everyone under 18 needs to go to the island tomorrow after classes. This is not negotiable. Betsy and Megan aren't joking that this could get dangerous.
  • People over 18 who are field confident and wanting to get involved, we should talk 2-3 teams of 4-6. We can use these for rapid response going forward in the event of other attacks.
  • Keep comms on, be aware of your (and your ability's) strengths and weaknesses and stay in your role. We don't need to repeat injuries that happened on the ship.

Sep. 7th, 2018


All I really want to do today is go somewhere I can be served a decent cup of tea and some kind of small baked good and people watch. The best I've managed to do here is a teabag and hot water.

Sep. 4th, 2018


You know what I miss most about home? That September actually MEANT something. Here, it's just more heat. Up north, I might be able to wear a jacket now. And the leaves might start changing. Pumpkin Spice Lattes would be abundant and make it feel even more like fall.

I am seriously on a fall spiral.

What do you think about a weekend trip some time?

Aug. 29th, 2018


[EPS staff]
I need to go out of town for a few days. I'll be back before classes start but I can't promise a quick response on anything that comes up in the meantime.

Aug. 22nd, 2018



[Illyana + Kitty]
So about this Hell place... I would like to see it.


I hope you didn't think you'd get away with your rebranding of the school.

You'll be reporting to the EPS at 8am on Monday. See me in my classroom as soon as you get there. Wear comfortable clothing; you'll be running a lot of errands.

Aug. 19th, 2018


[Filtered to X-men + friends / business associates]
So I'm finally delighted with the reno we've been doing on the the first floor since our little dragon-shaped hole last month. So let's have a little housewarming party on Friday to show it off. 6 pm, the Aerie?

Unless you're a cartoon. Or Bobby.

Aug. 17th, 2018


I want to start out by thanking everyone who helped out with the EPS' summer survival course. It's concluded for now, though anyone still using the EPS' childcare facilities can continue on as per normal. But I'd like to talk about the school year that's coming up.

The 2018-2019 school year will be starting on September 4, 2018.

The Ellie Phimister is a charter school in Council 7 serving grades K-12 started. We're staffed by the displaced for the displaced. We offer small class sizes and are capable of accommodating students with non-traditional educational backgrounds, little or missing schooling, or special accommodations. We are understanding of chaos caused by the portal in ways Tumbleweed High in town may not be and are fully prepared to transition our courses to other settings should the portal take us there. Additionally, we have experience working with powered individuals in a school environment and offer training in superpowered control as needed.

We offer a wide variety of coursework at the high school level, adhering to Texas Education Agency guidelines for college preparedness as well as an elementary and young child program for pre-school aged children.

This year we will be extending our young child program and providing an afterschool program in tandem with the FNRB. Our summer survival program will be converted to a more in-depth course.
Sign ups for classes are starting now.

Additionally, we're looking to replace some faculty positions: namely Computer Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, and in our Elementary school*.

*[OOC Note: Feel free to sign your students up for 6-8 classes. Or people for teaching. If you'd like to add a course, feel free (or ping me) so long as it's quasi-believable.]

[Filtered to Cable]
I was wondering if you'd like to help me teach the survival course.
[Filtered to EPS faculty (updated when people are added)]
Everyone enjoy this week off. We'll open on the 27th to set up classrooms and start on development though we'll try to keep meetings brief enough to get us all out at a decent time.

Does anyone have any questions / concerns?
[Filtered to Emma Frost, Rogue, Kitty Pryde]
Emma-- When you get back in town, we should probably talk about this.

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.

Jul. 28th, 2018


With all the start ups and apps aimed at young professionals, someone should invest in one that connects stress bakers to stress eaters. It's an obvious partnership.

(Don't worry, I'm not either. Actually I came up with that during a grueling break reading in the sunshine.)

I feel like we haven't done anything in a while.

Jul. 26th, 2018


Network Post: Illyana Rasputina

Hey, read up if you're one of these:
  • interdimensional teleporter
  • interdimensional energy channeler
  • demonic/hellish realm-connected
  • something else related I haven't thought of
If you haven't noticed already, there's a hell dimension here. You might have accidentally connected with it or entered it. I suggest you don't do it intentionally. Right now, one of the factions is getting seriously pissed off at several of the others, and it might erupt. It isn't going to spill over here— they have no access— but if you go there, you could get caught up in their drama. Don't do that.

Jul. 21st, 2018


This lock up is a hell of a lot more easy going than the last one.

They told me I wasn't allowed to leave until I found a guardian. Except my parents aren't here. They also said the X-Men are here and that posting about it wasn't going to cause a shit-storm.

I'm Lauren Strucker. I arrived a few hours ago and I'd really like to not be locked up here any longer. How do I find a new guardian?

Jul. 17th, 2018


Lorna Dane was one of them beeps. Hopefully back there ain't as much of a mess as it usually is for us but I ain't too optimistic about that. 80/20 on if'n we're back to going extinct or not.

[Napoleon Solo]
Can we hang out just the two of us before I head out on this family vacation trip later this week?


While I won't say it's actually Butterbeer, the attempt they have at the theme parks isn't half bad. I thought the pumpkin juice was far closer to my memory of home. The best food they had was easily the cornish pasties. I had three helpings of those during the one day we were at Universal. And is it sacrilege to say that I enjoyed the Jurassic Park section the most in Universal? Helena had us ride the water ride a good four times. Not that I was complaining.

As for Disney, I'm really thankful we were in Animal Kingdom the day Hollywood Studios ran into all their issues. I don't want to know how it would have went over if I had to explain why we couldn't enjoy Toy Story Land. That being said, Toy Story Land was sort of brilliant.

This, however, was my favorite part.

[Attached photograph of all the attendees on the final night with fireworks behind them at Magic Kingdom]*

* (OOC - There's too many people on this trip, if you don't want in the photo, let me know <3 )

Jul. 16th, 2018


I've got Bohemian Rhapsody stuck in my head. Over and over. "I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me! He's just a poor boy from a poor family." And then random parts from the operatic section. And I've listened to the song ten times in a row now, and it won't get UNSTUCK.


Or conversely, tell me what's stuck in your head?

Third week in. How do you think it's coming along? Do we need more supplies? I can order them or go pick them up, whichever.


Crash Day Beauty Contest. I know I'm a shoe-in, but can't decide what to wear.

Should I go with classy retro or recognizable fan favorite?

Jul. 15th, 2018


I have started writing a game app, utilizing smart algorithms for storytelling purposes. It only has one adventure so far, and the character builder isn't complete yet (well, it has some limited options but not as many as I'm planning on). But I was hoping for some beta players to give me constructive criticism and feedback. There's plenty I'm not locked in on yet, so you could really improve the game. It has single player only right now, but there will be ways to interact with other players down the line.

Story-wise it's space fantasy with science and magic coexisting. There's a lot of problem solving that is open to you to determine how you would like. Not just one answer. And the longer you play, the more choices you make, the more individualized it becomes. :D

Filtered: Voltron
Hey guys. We've lived through people coming through knowing more of the future (for Shiro, that's how many times, hmm?) as well as two sets of memory updates. Each time there's a lot that has happened, a lot that could affect all of us. Personally, I can say it was great to hear from Lance right away that we found my dad, that he was alive, and that he was okay. But it's heavy stuff, and we don't know what will come next. If our time here has been setting any pattern, it's that we may all, in time, get memories that take time to process, and we probably will not all get them at the same time.

We all get worried. We all wanna help. We all... care about each other. So I thought it may help it go better for everyone if we figure out how we want to handle it. Especially if it's something where we want some time. I don't have an ANSWER. Just the question. If it were you - getting the update, living with someone who does, someone who doesn't - what would you want? And probably, IMO, the biggest emphasis on what do people want when they get the update. Bc that's a lot to process in a moment, a night.

Also, you're all fantastic. <3_<3


I've been busking for the tourists with my ukulele and I made $40 in an hour!

I'm gonna put on these on and see if I can make more people smile.

Jul. 1st, 2018


I was just hit with "Daddy, ask Miss Kitty who she likes from Disney?" So this is me asking you who you like from Disney. For context, she's talking about who she wants to get gifts for and you've come up on the list. She's talking about a plush but I can sway her towards a mug or something else should you not want a soft toy.

And I've not seen you in ages. Is summer treating you well?

I was thinking. Are you adverse to the idea of having weekly tea until school is back in session?


Might want to work on your initial greeting procedures.

Doubt the redhead is around 24/7 and your others are a little slow on the trigger.

Jun. 29th, 2018


I found a game where you wander round catching dinosaurs so you can battle with them. It's like Pokemon Go but... with dinosaurs. And way more supply drops here than there is Pokestops since we're not in a city.

Jun. 28th, 2018


Private Message: Illyana Rasputina to Kitty Pryde

All right, I'm back. None of the demons know anything about that whole faerie situation. They haven't had encounters before. Not surprising; they wouldn't exactly be welcomed in the Faerie Court, for instance. Their table manners are really, really bad.

Jun. 24th, 2018


First an Elf. Now I've got one of the Fae proclaiming his love for me.

Anyone know how to turn one down without offending them?

Jun. 20th, 2018


Did we miss anything?

Jun. 17th, 2018


[Filtered to Friends* and X+ filter]
He came in yesterday, but I'd like everyone to meet Jacob Liam Grey Summers.

cut for image )

Jun. 15th, 2018


It's always been part of the Xavier school to teach us how to use our powers — either to make sure we don't hurt people or that we can protect people. We haven't really been doing that here. That doesn't seem to be an option anymore. There's the whole thing where portals keep opening up over the town and now across the world, and when that happens our children may get separated or want to contribute when we get attacked by krakens and robots and giant spiders and pirates.

During the course of the year, we've been asked to offer defense and survival classes. We've taken this to heart and starting next fall, we will officially be offering those courses. That doesn't help during the summer, so with that said, the Ellie Phimister School is offering a summer program to those 18 and under, Monday through Friday, which will focus on physical fitness, first aid, combat, and survival basics in new environments each week. The classes will start July 2 and end on August 17. They are not mandatory, and students can arrive or leave when suits their (or their guardian's) schedule. This is strictly for those of you who want to learn how best to survive in some of the various situations against some of the potential bad guys who might pop through the portal.

The course will include virtual training in the X-Mansion's Danger Room, under supervision, with field trips as well. Lunch will be provided. The tentative schedule for the course can be found here.

If you'd like to sign up for this program, please contact us on this post. We will need written permission from your guardian, as survival and combat scenarios do have risks. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the course, please contact us here as well. We will have interviews to find those who are best qualified in a variety of ways.

And as a side note, anyone who would like to have dance lessons over the summer, let me know. Of all ages, not just under 18 year olds. I'll be hosting classes at the school for Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced dancers. The classes would be twice a week for each. 6-8pm Monday (Beginners), Wednesday (Intermediate), Friday (Advanced). Then 10am-12pm (Advanced), 1-3pm (Intermediate), 3-5pm (Beginners) on Saturday.

Jun. 8th, 2018


[Filtered to Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost]
I need one of you to step into Rogue's shoes until she's back in her own mind.

We can't have two terrorists running this school, especially with still needing to announce the summer program.
[Filtered to Charles Xavier]
Keep me posted on what's going on down there?

Jun. 3rd, 2018


Network post.

If this is some sort of new experiment it’s a bad one.

I can’t even imagine why in the world they’d be letting us talk to each other and use our powers.

Jun. 1st, 2018


You know, murderous robots and mutant-hating supervillains are pretty common around the X-Mansion. For once, I'd really just like to find a mama cat and her kittens under my bed instead.

You ready for this?

May. 29th, 2018


Network Post: Illyana Rasputina

Why is it some demons are no more mature than human children? Fart jokes. I've got demons making fart jokes, and they aren't even good ones. Better than making murderous mischief, but it's so annoying.

And why did the pod god decide I needed to have a new, extremely pink wardrobe like I'm a teenager all over again?


Why the hell are airplane tickets so expensive?

May. 22nd, 2018


[Thor Odinson]
Is Mjolnir in your possession?

[Betsy Braddock]
I need a favour. The portal's sent me a gift that might be enchanted to affect my mind and I want to test it safely. I know Mjolnir can destroy it so I'm asking Thor as well, but you should be able to shut me down if I try to attack him and you're not about to give birth.

X-Men/Mutants )

May. 17th, 2018


[Dance group]
Meet up: 9pm at my place [address]
Destination: Several different spots around NYC

My Bamf will be able to take people back whenever they're needing to. If ya got questions let me know.

May. 16th, 2018


I know people are a lil all over the place because of the whole power swap thing that's happened to some, but is anyone up for heading to NYC this Friday to go dancing?

If you're worried about powers going outta control my offer to help with that still stands.

So Friday. NYC. Dancing. Who's in?

May. 2nd, 2018


I miss you. I know that things have been awkward since it came out. Your feelings for me. I've been trying to give you space, and I've been trying to figure out my own feelings.

It's complicated. I love you. You're my best friend. Sometimes I feel like there's more, but I've never really thought about it being attraction. I guess because of Piotr. It feels weird to think about you like that, like I'm just interested in any of you. Like it doesn't matter which Rasputin. But it does. You and Piotr are both my best friends, and is it weird if I say I want to try with you?

Previous 50