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February 4th, 2021


[info]calmdownariel
[info]valloic

[info]calmdownariel
[info]valloic

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[info]calmdownariel
[info]valloic
Thursday
Sabrina & Nick
"so we can always find each other"
The Mortuary - Cerberus Books - The Woods
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[info]whoareyu
[info]valloic

[info]whoareyu
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]whoareyu
[info]valloic
[Filtered to Snowglobe OGs + Papa's Pride Workshop + Murderbot, Fred Weasley, Sabrina Spellman, & Anthony Bridgerton]
You are officially invited to a Chinese New Year celebration at my and Gretchen's apartment.

Traditionally, Chinese New Year is a two-week affair complete with honoring the gods and the ancestors, meant to ensure prosperity and good luck in the coming year. My father's family is from Sichuan (western/southern/southwestern China), but I grew up in California, so I've acquired traditions from all over the place. The most important tradition in pretty much every Lunar New Year celebration, though, is the Reunion Dinner held on New Year's Eve. You invite the whole family, you make enough food to feed a small country, you give lucky red envelopes with money inside (even if it's a tiny amount of money, it's just a thing you do) to the younger people, and then you set off fireworks at midnight to welcome the new year. I went to a reunion dinner in every year of my human life, and since I just got my cooking gear back, I want to have one here.

If you're on this invitation, you're part of my extended Vallo family, either by virtue of living through Dark Vallo with me or being attached to someone who did, or by being a new favorite person from Nice Vallo. If I were my grandmother making this invitation, I would be deeply offended if you refused and would tell every other old lady in China about the terrible heartbreak of ungrateful children with no sense of filial piety. As I am not my grandmother and I can't contact every old lady in China from here, you're free to say no without fear of reprisal.

If you want to come, here's how it goes:
  • Show up at the apartment on the morning of Feb 12 if you want to help make food. I'm willing to teach things like dumpling folding and spring roll wrapping if you don't already know how. This is an equal-opportunity invitation, we don't do "cooking prep is only for ladies" here. You do have to follow my kitchen orders, though. I am lord in my kitchen.
  • If you just want to eat, show up at the apartment around 4 p.m. on Feb 12. This is going to be a lot of food, so we pace ourselves.
  • Wear red if you've got it, for maximum luck.
  • I'll explain the food traditions as we go. I can also teach you to eat with chopsticks if you don't know how, but I'll have forks in reserve just in case.


Give me a yes or no on the invite ASAP so I can start planning how much food to make and how many chairs to borrow. Also tell me if you're allergic to fish or anything like that so I can make sure there's something you can eat.
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[Filtered to Jiang Cheng]
I know you've got family here but it's weird. If you want to bring your people to this, we'll be happy to have them. If you guys already have your own celebration planned, enjoy it. If you want to come and leave your brother et al. to do their own thing, that's also fine. I just didn't want to put them on the invitation without talking to you first.
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[info]whoareyu
[info]valloic

[info]whoareyu
[info]valloic

Log: Murderbot and Morgan


[info]whoareyu
[info]valloic
Morgan Yu
Murderbot
WHO Murderbot and Morgan • WHERE Papa's Pride Workshop • WHEN Tuesday afternoon
What the Kentucky-fried fuck? WARNINGS Discussion of death, eye stuff, tentacles, and butchered sense of reality.
It's only weird if you make it weird. Read more... )

[info]needleworking
[info]valloic

[info]needleworking
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]needleworking
[info]valloic
This is a general notice that I've accepted the responsibility of teaching two courses at the Clinic open to the public beginning next month (March).

First Aid + Sexual Education )

Both classes will be focused on non-magical approaches to medical treatment, as not everyone here has access to magic. If you have questions, please let me know.

[info]scientificus
[info]valloic

[info]scientificus
[info]valloic

private message - sara lance


[info]scientificus
[info]valloic
Greetings, Sara! Is it alright if I call you Sara? If not, please let me know what moniker you prefer.

I don't mean to take up too much of your time, but after some investigation I have learned the laboratory located at the DOA headquarters is a transplant from your world. I asked some locals who work there now about who is running the lab but they informed me the most recent lab manager vanished. If the position is open, I was wondering if I could pass my credentials to you and apply for the position? I will be teaching Science a couple days a week at the DOA educational facility but maintain hopes to also work in a laboratory utilizing my skills.

Thank you for reading!

Dr. Hank McCoy

P.S. I am in fact attaching a list of published works, in alphabetical order beginning with the subject 'Atoms, Probing Gravity' and ending with 'Zoology of Tapeworms.' Should you require my actual CV I shall attach it in the next message, in parts if necessary.

[info]thedestroyer
[info]valloic

[info]thedestroyer
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]thedestroyer
[info]valloic
So there's a lot of Valentine's Day shit happening, but is there anything specifically for those that don't want to celebrate it? A safe space, away from the fat cupids and chocolates. A hot singles event, maybe?

And anyone teaching at Geliara still? I know there's another magic school, but I was teaching Physical Magic for a hot second at Geliara and I'm not sure how kindly they take to teachers disappearing after a week. So, y'know, having a spy make gentle inquiries would be great.

[info]marshalgivens
[info]valloic

[info]marshalgivens
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]marshalgivens
[info]valloic
My daughter told me this morning over breakfast that I am a fake cowboy as I don't have the right moustache. Tuesday night she said she didn't want to play Monopoly Junior because she was tired of winning all the time.

Turns out roasting people might be genetic and I'm reaping my karma in the form of a sassy offspring.

[info]aspeggysays
[info]valloic

[info]aspeggysays
[info]valloic

Network Post: Peggy [02]


[info]aspeggysays
[info]valloic
One would think that I'd like a vacation, but I'm not the type. It's good to be back at work, in the field, on patrol, however you'd like to phrase it. I've never been the sort of woman to sit around and do needlework or what have you. Though of course if that's your preference, by all means, enjoy.

Fandral

Do you like doughnuts? Or tea? Or both, perhaps?

Mister Anthony Bridgerton

Mister Bridgerton, have you been settling in well? I'm sure it's still overwhelming, so if there's anything I can do to assist you, please let me know.

[info]quicksliver
[info]valloic

[info]quicksliver
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]quicksliver
[info]valloic
You never know how self involved you are until someone's been gone for a week or two and you didn't even notice....This place is pretty savage, huh?

Dadneeto Dad Erik:

Can I bother you with existential life questions yet or do we not do those things?

[info]lastsonof
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[info]lastsonof
[info]valloic

Network: Clark Kent [01]


[info]lastsonof
[info]valloic
Is there someone here by the name of Bruce Wayne?

[info]shadowhand
[info]valloic

[info]shadowhand
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]shadowhand
[info]valloic
I was called a goat today when I gave an extension on an assignment. I don't know yet if that is a good or bad thing.

CALEB
Sydney asked if I would be willing to aid in the event at the Barns on the 14th and I didn't realize until after agreeing what that meant and that I perhaps ought to have checked in with you first. Most of the holidays in Rosohna were saturated with Luxon worship, so I generally ignored or went with the flow, as they say, for the sake of appearance and I seem to still be getting used to the plethora of them here.

[...] Not that I necessarily feel that a specific day is needed to appreciate you and show what you mean to me, as I attempt to express that every day but maybe I -- ah.

I am being ridiculous. Let me start over.

Would you have dinner with me on the 14th? I should be free come the evening, though you could of course spend time at the Barns as well, if you'd like. I don't know if you saw, but there is going to be an area to just pet cats.

[info]thundering
[info]valloic

[info]thundering
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]thundering
[info]valloic
Avoid the patch of forest a mile north of Crossed Quills. My canine companion and I, uh, got into a fight with some creatures that looked like a ratatoskr. A squirrel, I believe you call them.

[ FILTERED TO FANDRAL & VALKYRIE ]
Someone left their hip flask under the bed. It was found by Thori, who decided it looked better melted. So whoever it was, I owe you one.