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Jul. 11th, 2018


My sister has disappeared. Rose Red, for those who knew her or were beginning to know her. I wish that I could say it gets easier, but it honestly gets more exhausting. It stops feeling like a joyous occasion when she comes back. I'll miss her, but perhaps she is better off in our world.

However, it leaves me in a bit of a bind. I have four shapeshifting children and one zephyr child, and I need child care during the daytime. I begin my day at 9am, but it can often go on beyond normal 9-5 on weekdays. I often have events that I must attend, and while I could chose someone from the town, I'd rather not expose them to the antics of my children which could and likely will include shapeshifting, flying, and my daughter who can control the North Wind.

Is there anyone out there who is looking for a summer position? I would pay generously, and of course would stock the kitchen with all sorts of goodies.

Jul. 4th, 2018


Last night, my daughter arrived in this world. Alive. Unscathed. She has no memory of what happened to her and her mother. I would, for now, prefer to keep it that way and will be seeking a way to block any mentions of my world on the internet from any searches she makes on her tablet. I have not spoken to many of you here and I am perfectly content to keep it that way, but Nina is a great deal more inquisitive and outgoing than I am.

So should you find yourself speaking to her, please refrain from scarring her or you will find yourself in a regrettable position.

We now live in the boathouse.

With Nina's arrival, I find myself trying to explain who Anka Irene is to her. Through my admittedly lacking explanation of other worlds and other Eriks, she understands that she has a sibling.

Would it be too much to ask if Nina can come along to meet Anka Irene the next time I see her?

Jun. 24th, 2018



You okay?

[Filtered Away from Laura and the Kids]

No one tell my wife, but I have no idea where the hell I am.


[Filtered to parents/guardians of young children]

Okay. I know I talked about forming a parents group, and now that I've had some time, I'm actually able to put together a clear plan for it. With school finishing up for the summer, now's the perfect time to at least start getting together so that we can start planning out activities for the summer.

I'm thinking that we could have meetings once or twice a week during the summer, maybe one where we meet up at someone's house, and then another one where maybe we go out and do an activity together as a group. During the school year, maybe cut it down to every other Saturday, depending on what works best for the group. As life happens, you don't have to come to every single get together, but whatever you can do is fine. This is for the benefit of both adults and children. The children have kids their own age to interact with, and the adults can start forming a support group, especially since there are a few of us with infants.

I'm willing to offer up our house as a meeting location, but we could probably rotate between different houses, that way one person isn't constantly hosting meetings. If you don't have the space for it, that's perfectly fine.

I've made a form for people to fill out, that way I can get a head count of who to expect, and we can start getting closer to making this an actual thing.

Jun. 12th, 2018


[Private to Laura]

You and me date tomorrow? After we put the kids to bed? You bring the wine, I'll bring the picnic blanket?

Jun. 10th, 2018


[Filtered to parents/guardians of young children]

I've noticed that there's quite a few of us with young kids in the infant to preteen range. I know that some of us have been here for awhile, but some, like my family, haven't been here very long, and as a result, don't really have much in terms of friends for our children, or a support group of other parents.

Has anyone ever talked of maybe forming a parents and kids group? Like, the parents hang out and talk about our lives or whatever, while the kids all play together? We meet up at maybe different houses or go on outings together, like to museums and the zoo, have cookouts, things like that. Maybe parents who've been around for awhile can give tips to other Displaced parents, and our kids have a group of friends that are in similar situations to theirs.

If other parents wanted to, I certainly wouldn't object to forming a group like this. It'd be nice to have a support group of other parents and it would be nice for my kids to have some friends around their age who are also in the same situation that they are.

Jun. 9th, 2018


[Extended Avengers Family]
ooc: I'm being liberal with the definition. If your character is an Avenger, honorary Avenger, or family/close-friend-who-might-as-well-be-family of an Avenger, they are included in this.

Informal team dinner on the lawn at the Barton farm tomorrow. BBQ pulled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled corn-on-the-cob, coleslaw, mac and cheese, salad. BYOB if you're drinking, but remember there's kids around, so maybe go light on that. You can bring any pot luck stuff you want.

Just figured it'd be good to get together.

Jun. 8th, 2018


Anyone else have kids from the 7 to 10 range? Because while I think I'm amazing, my daughter doesn't think I'm a fun playmate and would like to upgrade me to actual kid.

We saw each other's plans. We know it's doable. And back home, we did do this even if Stone, Jones, and Reyes are from earlier in that timeline and never got to see it for themselves. So my question, I suppose, is how legitimate do we want to get with it? Because that's also doable, but we'd need to not live in Texas to do that if the Displaced want to stay under the radar.

Jun. 3rd, 2018


The pony's got a dedicated run-in shed with storage and a turn-out space now. I think she's also been through about 20 names so far. Fortunately none of them were anything we'll regret in ten years like "Cupcake Sparkles," though there have been a few near misses.

May. 27th, 2018


Getting sucked through a portal to a strange town in the middle of Texas was definitely not how I wanted to start things off for my new baby. Or being separated from my husband and my two other children.

Anyway, might as well introduce myself. My name is Laura Barton, and it looks like my son Nathaniel and I are going to be here for awhile.

May. 11th, 2018


Targeted advertising is getting creepy.

May. 8th, 2018


[MCU Avengers]

Have you seen Clint? I called him down for breakfast, but ...

May. 5th, 2018


I am pleased with how the plants from our stops on the cruise are doing where I've transplanted them, but Griggory keeps trying to dig some of them up.

Clint, will you help me build better fencing around the gardens?

May. 4th, 2018


Tony reminded me of the time he edited the Dodgers' Wikipedia to say they were planning on moving back to Brooklyn. I want him to know that really gave me trust issues with the internet.

Since we're sharing videos of our Pokemon and random pigs, here's my Pikipek (named Sammy of course) dancing to a song that I'm not embarrassed to like.

[embedded, and imagine it as a Pokebird, kay?]

May. 2nd, 2018



That kleptomaniac cat of Tony's, Yen. He's a thieving sneak. My stuff kept coming up missing, so I finally set up security cameras, and this is what it caught.

[Instead of an Instagram post, pretend it's security footage, and instead of an ordinary Russian Blue cat, pretend it's an Alolan Meowth]

SONOFABITCH! Where are my glasses??! They were right here on my desk a minute ago.


May. 1st, 2018


[Clint Barton (MCU)]

Do you remember when we talked about an art studio, back before the unscheduled cruise?

Apr. 20th, 2018


Laura, the greenhouse you ordered is all set.

Cut for size )

Thanks for the help building it Charlie.

Apr. 12th, 2018


The farm came with my hens and vegetable garden. It's not exactly enough to feed everyone, but if you need a little help over the next few weeks, I can at least promise some fresh eggs. Maybe some fresh vegetables, too, if they grow well enough.

Apr. 11th, 2018


A few announcements.
  • The Ellie Phimister School will be resuming classes full time on Monday, April 16, 8:30 A.M..
  • Students who have yet to register for courses should do so before Monday, current students may wish to revisit their schedules.
  • Anyone needing placement tests should contact us ASAP about setting those up.
  • The Ellie Phimister School is also currently seeking teachers for
    Art History, Music, Band, Journalism, Computer Science, French, Astronomy, Environmental Science, History, Courses not yet offered, and someone for our Early Childhood program (largely a daycare for young, superpowered children)

tl;dr on the Ellie Phimister School )

Apr. 9th, 2018


Did anyone not wake up this morning in some kind of residence that they appear to be living in?

Semi-relatedly, did anyone who was here before wake up somewhere different than where they used to live? That's more just out of curiosity.

Apr. 8th, 2018


post-dated to Monday, April 9th at 9am.

We're back in Tumbleweed, but as some of you may have figured out, the town is completely different than it was the last time we were here. There's an airport now, which my car navigation system pointed out, and it's on the opposite side of town from Fort Neill.

Of course, that's not the most startling or disturbing difference. Fort Neill is a graveyard, and I mean that in the kindest sense of the world. It was locked up when I got there. Got my way in to find a dusty military facility that has not been used in quite some time, and it looks like it didn't happen on purpose.

The military is dead, and I don't mean they cleared out. I mean there is an entire facility full of the skeletal remains of whoever was in there when something happened. That something appears to have been some sort of [...] feeding, possible animal attack. There are definite teeth marks on these bones, and the state of decomposure... it's not new. At least a decade, maybe more so it's not as horrendous as it could be to see.

I have not turned the power on; I don't want to disturb the bodies more than I already have, but I'd like for anyone interested in helping to come down to the facility to move these bodies — telekinesis, magic, or just standard issue gloves — so that we don't taint the bodies with our DNA. We'll have to keep the power off until that happens, and then there should be video monitoring we can check to see what happened, check databases and logs to see if there's any evidence of what might have happened here.

I'm leaving this open so we can discuss what to do. After scrounging around the base, I haven't seen any paperwork or IDs for those of you who arrived on the cruise so that's something we should work on immediately to get people in the system so they can work, get IDs, and whatever else they need. We'll need people who can make IDs and people who can get into the necessary systems for government agencies to make sure the back-end is taken care of in anyone wants to cross state or country lines.

And a warning to some of you who worked at the military before: yes, we knew some of these people if the names on the uniforms check out.

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.

Mar. 23rd, 2018


[Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes (the oldest two), Clint & Laura Barton, Wanda Maximoff (MCU)]
If baby Bucky forgets his room again it's 112. Diagonal from Wanda and about four down from the Bartons. Doesn't look like he's sharing with anyone so far.

[AvAc Daisy Johnson, Maria Hill, Jan van Dyne]
We found Bucky's room, it's #112.

Mar. 21st, 2018


Excuse me, but I'm having a bit of a panic attack. Again.

Mar. 17th, 2018


i have the bst wif.e

[Posted during the ball after he's gotten a bit tipsy]

Mar. 11th, 2018


So, archers? Are we doing this or not?

Tomorrow, 2pm, Sherwood?

Mar. 7th, 2018


Judging by the alarmist attitudes of people apparently in the know, this isn't a Sherwood Forest or Camelot in the vein of Mel Brooks or Monty Python. Who do we speak to about making that happen?

And I hope we can all agree to the necessity of coming up with a swear jar equivalent or some other punitive measure for anyone who's caught singing that "Let It Go" song from Frozen. I'm guessing corporal punishment is a bit much.

Mar. 4th, 2018


[Filtered to MCU!Avengers/Friends of the Bartons]

There will be cake.

Mar. 1st, 2018


[Clint (MCU)]

It's been almost six months. Do you know what that means for the little terror?

Feb. 26th, 2018


For those of you with inquiring minds, the room service in the brig leaves much to be desired. Also, pack a toothbrush.

Feb. 21st, 2018


Another space portal. Let's not do that again.

Sentient nursebots, huh? I know what it looks like, but this one's not on me. Seriously, though. Someone has dramatically upped their LMD game. What are we talking, here? Thing 1 and Thing 2 are not particularly forthcoming. Programming could use some work.

So tell me, who else is on the guest list for this involuntary pleasure cruise? And is there scotch?

Feb. 16th, 2018


Well this'll be somewhat less of a worry now. I was able to get my hands on one of those fancy mithril shirt thingies.

Feb. 13th, 2018


Voice post


[ETA OOC: All conversations with Hulk in this post happen on Tuesday evening, since Hulk has now turned back into Bruce]


[Laura Barton, Natasha Romanoff]
So...both of you might smack me for this but I may have sort of poked at the drunken Loki and then he may have told me Happy Valentine's Day...

Feb. 12th, 2018


Two weeks isn't enough time for me to paint everything I want to paint here.


Laura, sweetheart, will I get in too much trouble if I try one of the Elven costumes on?


Keep in contact. I'll have all comms open in case anyone needs me. We can assemble if anyone needs help.

Maybe the last day, we could try the Green Dragon in the Shire for food and drinks together?

Venturing off on our own for a few days? Kind of eager to see Lothlorien, but I think I vaguely remember something about magic protecting it from evil. It's a little murky when it comes to unpleasant histories though.

Feb. 10th, 2018


So I think I'm beating my better half to this but...someone might need to pull me away from the Elves when it's time to go.

....Think they'd care if I take one of their bows?


Middle Earth Goal: See if I can get archery lessons from some of the elves.


New goal: paint as much of the Middle Earth scenery that I can when we get there. Also, eat like a hobbit everyday.

Feb. 8th, 2018


Any artists around? Apologies if I missed any similar inquiries, but I'm looking for either ship offered activities related to painting or sketching, perhaps even sculpting though my experience there is limited, or models to draw.

There's only so much dancing and drinking that can be done before it becomes monotonous.

Feb. 2nd, 2018


My husband needs to invent a leash arrow for his youngest.

[Friends of the Bartons (+Papa Barton)]

Now taking applications for qualified overnight babysitters for this weekend. Be advised that Nathaniel may use anything you say or do against you. Yes, the other two are included in the package, but you can reason with them. Mostly.

Feb. 1st, 2018


I think I might try out that desserts class today. I'm not much of a cook, but I need something to do right now.

Jan. 28th, 2018


I'm Colonel James Rhodes and I spent most of the last night getting caught up on the situation. If there's anything I can do to assist with reinforcing security protocols, emergency contingencies, and the like, I'll be happy to assist.

Amadeus Cho, I'm your new suitemate.

Jan. 27th, 2018


[ooc: done with permission :D]

So all medbay and no play makes Tony something something (that something being bored and happy for visitors). Which means I might be a little too nosey, so, anyways...

Paging everyone, does this look belong to some other universe that isn't the huge ass Marvelicious one:

[attached picture of Rhodey from across the medbay]

Asking for a friend. That friend being me.


I may actually kiss T'Challa next time I see him.

Unfiltered, cut for length, discussion about signs of trauma and recovery )

Jan. 26th, 2018


[ Filter: MCU Crew + Any Dupes ]

I would like to request that you all check in with me here as to your status.

Jan. 18th, 2018


So are the Olympic games to be performed in the traditional "nothing but a rubbing of oil" dress code? Asking for a friend.

(The friend is totally me.)

Jan. 16th, 2018


There comes a time in every mother's life when she regrets that her children became mobile and learned to talk.

Now is that time for me with Nathaniel. At least his father won't be short on exercise.

Jan. 11th, 2018


cruise ship not so bad. needs more hula!

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