-1 existential crisis

Apr. 24th, 2017 01:14 pm
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ALRIGHT SO it’s been a long run, but Theon’s headed home. I think he’s gone about as far as he can go here, and it’s about time he goes back to the grey area that is “waiting for GRRM to write more so we can figure out if his life gets better or worse”.

He doesn’t have much of importance that he’s leaving behind, but you are all free to fight over his kraken-laden wardrobe. Robb gets his bow because the lil shit needs to improve his aim.

Thanks you guys for making it a great experience. He was a whole lot of fun to play here. I may be back eventually with someone new--or I'll suck it up and just bring him back, lbr.

text.

Apr. 24th, 2017 07:58 am
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Who: Alex Russo and YOU
Broadcast: Fleetwide text
Action: N/A
When: April 24th

hey
guess what's gonna happen in seven days




[That's it. That's the whole post.]

MINGLE

Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:21 pm
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Who: SS Huntress and visitors!
Broadcast: n/a
Action: SS Huntress
When: as long as we're alive y'all

[do the mingle]

Happy St George's Day!

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:58 pm
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[personal profile] english_dignity posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: Arthur and you
Broadcast: Video
Action: Huntress
When: April 23rd!

Action
[Arthur didn't actually remember his actual birthday, and he'd certainly never mentioned his unofficial one to anyone in the fleet, yet somehow, on the one day he'd stopped back on the Huntress to water his plants, there was a large package for him in the cargo bay. A crate with his own flag splashed over the top and 'Happy Birthday' scrawled over it in bad handwriting.]

How did they- I'm not opening this here.

Video
[Shortly after dragging the crate back to his room, his device has switched on while he pries the box open, the lid all but jumping up as the contents absolutely jammed inside... puffed up. Arthur narrowed his eyes and peered in, staring at the contents.

Stuffed animals. Almost half a dozen varieties of stuffed animals. And all of them looking very, very British.]


Just what am I supposed to do with these?

[Picking one up, he finally notices the comm is on and gives it an exasperated look.]

Alright, who told them?

It's One of Those Weeks

Apr. 23rd, 2017 02:33 pm
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Who: Makie and you
Broadcast: Nope
Action: Planetside / Iskaulit / Twin Roses
When: 16 April - early May, most likely.

A - Business as Usual

[Makie finds this new, skyless world daunting, but given it's not underwater like the last one, she'll take it. She can be found plying her shamisen music in the crowds and taverns, sometimes on her own but often with company, though she's more likely to move swiftly to avoid crowds afterward than stay and talk to them, so you might find her lurking just inside a small cafe or down an alleyway taking a breather. She makes a nominal search for saplings or seeds which might work well for a memorial tree, but she doesn't really have the gardening experience to know which of these will flourish on the Iskaulit. Their care system is entirely different, after all.

As the week wears on, she becomes more relaxed and lets herself enjoy this place a little more. Misty is popular, and that's partly Makie's teaching, and that means she's passed on something worthwhile... and it's a good feeling all round. Later in the week she forgoes wearing her kimono entirely, indulging in the
peasant dresses she picked up so many planets ago, and spends more times just basking in the musical environment down here. Even being vaguely sociable.

Blink and you'll miss it.]


B - Another Perspective

[On 23 April, Makie takes a shortcut between two buildings and promptly disappears. But a small child shuffles out soon afterward, trying very hard not to trip over the hem of an overlong and unfamiliar dress, shamisen still wrapped carefully in both arms and hugged to her chest. It's the only familiar thing here and it looks expensive, so she clings to it like a lifeline and blinks owlishly around the strange world she finds herself in.



There's no sky.  The lights and the crowds are the conflicting sounds are overwhelming, and she soon retreats, clinging close to walls like a ghost until she finds a place to hide.  If the last year has taught her anything, it's how not to get noticed in a dirty street, but the shamisen and the tent of a dress she's wearing do kind of tend to stand out.

There's no sky.  And she remembers a field, and an angry old man, and what happened after, and she's not hurt now, but this place is a miserable cacophony of alien impressions... She shouldn't eat the food here, just in case it means she can't ever go home.  She remembers that part.  (Though honestly, would it really matter?  There's nothing really to go back to--)

If you run into her here, she will eventually leave again.]


C - And Then There Were Assholes

[By the time she's singled out as an easy pickup by a handful of drunken traffickers, Makie is too tired and hungry and miserable to put up a fight.  This is what happens to outcasts, anyway.  She just doesn't care, as long as they don't take the shamisen from her, and so she stumbles along behind one as he pulls her along by the wrist roughly, joking with his friends, heading for their ship.

"Gorgeous skin, right?  So pale--"
"And that hair--"
"She'll make a fortune, sell her
to the right place--"

Oh.  The more things change... she's not stupid.  But she just follows, eyes dark.  Frankly at this point, she doesn't give a damn.  It's not like anything different would have happened at home.

...so intervention would be welcome.]


D - Catch-all

[For any time after the events of the 23rd.  One can assume she's exploring, and probably pretty taken with the fox park and all the sneaky quiet places she can poke her nose into on the Iskaulit.  She'll be very polite and try not to get in your way.  I can roll with whatever!]

Iskaulit Directory

Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:25 pm
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Hey Passengers! Just a quick update to let you know that the SS Iskaulit page has been updated to finally include a directory! Hopefully this will help make it easier for players to learn what the Iskaulit has to offer. The Iskaulit page can be found in the "Extras!" section!

If your character has taken ownership of an establishment previously owned by another character, and it's not listed, please comment to that establishment's comment to let us know!

Thanks!

video & action

Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:49 am
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Who: moana and you
Broadcast: yes
Action: paisley
When: post shuffle!

action

[after nearly a week spent on the marsiva, the transition to the paisley's deck is disorienting and sudden. with a shake of her head to clear away any remaining dizziness, she runs a hand over her hair quickly to clear it of any lingering confetti. once that's done, she looks down at the pudding with a frown, and that's when she notices someone. whether it's footsteps coming her way, seeing something out of the corner of her eyes, or hearing a voice calling out to her, her reaction is basically the same. still startled and tense from the sudden change of scenery, she instinctively whirls towards the noise and raises the pudding cup as if she's going to throw it - only to stop when she sees it's just another person. after a moment of pause:]

Um, hey there! I wasn't going to throw it at you, I was just—

[this is fine.]

video

If the green light means it's on... Ha! Got it.

[at some point, after someone shows her the basic function of the communicator, these are the first words to come out of her mouth as she stares down at the camera.]

I was told to talk into this. Can anyone really hear me? [A pause.] If there is anyone listening, I think I understand what's going on, but if anyone can give me the whole explanation - please?

And, if anyone from Motunui can see this - Mom, Dad, Grandma... I'm looking for you! I obviously haven't found you yet, but hopefully that'll change soon.

(no subject)

Apr. 22nd, 2017 02:39 am
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[personal profile] nerdeology posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: Sorey, Mikleo, & visitors
Broadcast: N/A
Action: On the Huntress, elsewhere as needed
When: today!


The SS Hotmess has been sans a captain or first mate for a few weeks now, and they've had some fascinating dreams of home. Suffice to say, it's reunion time.

{Video/Action}

Apr. 21st, 2017 09:03 pm
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Who: Fingon.
Broadcast: Fleetwide.
Action: Meston.
When: Last week of April.

{A playful tune on a harp-like instrument accompanies the sight of one of the remaining Elves. Is that a glowing tree at his back? Yes it is! Fingon's camped himself in one of the wildlife reserves to enjoy the reminder of Aman, especially the light of the various plants, and has taken to playing and singing for any and all who come upon him.

There's a smile on his lips as he plays, blue ribbons are braided into his long dark hair and help keep it back behind pointed ears. Any who happen to look close enough will also see the hilt of a sword just within reach. He's learned his lesson thanks to the raiders.}


Are you all enjoying yourselves in this system of stars so far? The asteroids are rather interesting! {And a little frightening to navigate through the holes just to get to where he wants to go! But worthwhile, so he barrels through as needed.}

Oh I love my Rosie child

Apr. 21st, 2017 10:37 pm
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Who: The crew of the SS Twin Roses and any visitors
Broadcast: N/A
Action: SS Twin Roses
When: The end of April

['Sup, it's a ship mingle. We've lost Adawolfe, Anders and Ravi, but gained Lance, Shovel Knight, and Chuuya.

Enjoy the free pudding and make yourselves at home, newbies.]

Intro

Apr. 21st, 2017 09:22 pm
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[personal profile] prettyimpulsive posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: Euphemia li Britannia and everyone else ever!
Broadcast: Fleetwide
Action: Bloodsport
When: Nowish or maybe laterish

[Action]
[Euphie is still picking confetti out of her long, pink hair as she curiously explores the new ship. She stops in front of one of the fish bowls complete with glowing fish inside and her eyes widen in delight and she clasps her hands together.] Hello! Is anyone else here with us, Mr. Fish? [And then, to be polite, she puffs out her cheeks as is the way of the fish.]

[Video]
Hello, everyone! Please excuse me for being rude by not addressing you all sooner. I was very surprised by, well, everything. [She smiles warmly even if she can't see the people she's addressing just yet.] My name is Euphemia li Britannia, but you're welcome to call me Euphie. I've already learned some of the basics about this place and I understand I'm here as a cook? I've never done that before, but I hope to do my best!

[It's not all smiles and bouncy pink hair. Dealing with the reality of suddenly being taken away just as she felt so close to giving the people of Area 11 something important and finding a space where her family could finally be together along with her knight was hard and not over, but she wants to be brave and hopeful. Other people must feel the same way she does, and maybe in this way she can help them too.]

Since I don't need to ask you those questions, maybe we can just get to know each other. What's your name and what's your favorite part about being here? So far, for me, it's getting to see the stars like this. I remember lying out on the grass when I was young staring up at them and it always felt like a sparkling blanket.

Two, Actually

Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:15 am
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Who: Katie and you
Broadcast: Fleetwide
Action: Vanquish
When: Now-ish? Though this should have been put up like a month ago, whoops

Hey I've got a question:

Who else has the personnel augment?
What do you do with it?
Are we really meant to act like counsellors?
Do you act as your ship's therapists?
Or do you just really like the nice room you get?
What do you do with the nice room?
I turned mine into a blanket fort.
Should I post a sign saying THE DOCTOR IS 
|IN|


[Actually, it hasn't been a blanket fort in months now, but psh. IT IS IN SPIRIT, OKAY.]

This is obviously a very important and singular question.
Less important: do you know anything about souls?  Know any soul magic?

Are you ready to SHUFFLE?

Apr. 21st, 2017 08:21 pm
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New Passengers will find themselves teleported to the bridge of their new ship with no warning! Everyone loves a surprise! There'll be a flutter of confetti, a playful and welcoming musical tune, and small tray with cups of chocolate-flavored pudding desserts sent along to celebrate. Welcome to your new ship passengers!


NEW PASSENGERS
Euphemia li Britannia → SS Bloodsport
Moana → SS Paisley
Seymour Krelborn → SS Red Fish
Lance Hunter → SS Twin Roses
Shovel Knight → SS Twin Roses
Chuuya Nakahara → SS Twin Roses

DROPS
Ravi Chakrabarti -x- SS Twin Roses

TRANSFERS
None.

NEW OFFICERS
Isabela → Pilot = SS Heron

RESIGNING OFFICERS
None.

Current Crew Roster

small mafia man

Apr. 21st, 2017 06:31 pm
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Hello, hello! I'm new to the fleet! I'm Haru, and I'm bringing you Chuuya Nakahara, from Bungo Stray Dogs!

Chuuya is an ability user who loves wine and hats. He has the ability to manipulate gravity, and can do cool things with it like stand on the ceiling (without his hat falling off!!), make craters with his kicks, float in the air temporarily, and stop bullets from hitting him. If he can touch it, he can do something with it, is how it works in a nutshell! He was in the mafia, meaning he's done a lot of killing, and has seen enough dead bodies to last him a lifetime. He's really confident in himself and his abilities, just don't call him short (please do it anyway ;D). He doesn't like that, even if it's true!

There are posts for both HMD and permissions (working on it) easily accessible on this account if you need it. As for me, you can reach me by PM or plurk at [plurk.com profile] hatsuharu. I have played with many of you before! \o/ Let's have some fun!

April AC & Upgrade Reminder

Apr. 21st, 2017 09:11 am
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Hello Passengers! Activity check is going to start on 4/28, so please make sure that your characters' activity requirements are listed next to their names on the April AC spreadsheet.

As a reminder, Upgrades are completely optional, but we'll be processing any and all orders at the end of the month.

open » action

Apr. 21st, 2017 09:50 am
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[personal profile] mucked posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: Peggy + you
Broadcast: N/A
Action: Starstruck, Iskaulit
When: All day.

[ as compelling an attraction as the asteroids can be, peggy wakes up on what could have been april 21st and promptly decides that a captain's work is never done. despite a short holiday on one of the less glitzy asteroids, she storms her way back onto the starstruck around midday. she'd have preferred to be back earlier, of course, but a certain stubborn steve rogers had delayed her more than usual this morning.

because, you see, today is peggy carter's birthday. and up until recently, she'd thought this particular piece of sensitive intel might have remained under wraps. certainly, she's never announced it to the fleet (not had it announced for her) but over the last year there'd been an influx of individuals who might otherwise be privy to that sacred knowledge.

and so surviving the day becomes a little trickier. her first precaution is to not even address the network -- indeed, she hasn't got her device with her at all. so if some friend or ally does try and contact peggy, they may be forced to seek her out in person instead. after all, it's rare that she should persist with so much radio silence. visitors and crew on the starstruck will find her in her quarters trying very hard to dodge the likes of both steve rogers and edwin jarvis. and trying to busy herself with 'paperwork', though closer inspections might prove she's doing little more than working on a few hobby ciphers. and let's not forget the copious trips to the kitchen for tea, of course.

for visitors and crew: it seems steve's left the odd 'hint' and trinket around the ship. flowers here, candles there, and there's at least one cake chilling in the kitchen. perhaps more. when asked about it, the captain feigns innocence.

later, when that diversion fails, she heads to the iskaulit. first to the firing range, where she squeezes off just enough shots to counterbalance the creeping sensation of domesticity. and that done, she stops by the space bar for a drink of whatever-the-devil most resembles whiskey. ]

002 || Video;

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:33 am
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Who: Maggie Greene (Rhee)
Broadcast: video;
Action: Planetside
When: Now

[Maggie has been doing her usual habit of keeping busy working in the lab, with a side of exploring the new terrain that they've found themselves on. For once she's actually taking some time to relax and it's a nice change when compared to how immersed she was in working to help those sick on the last major planet they were on.]

I was wondering - given the circumstances on one of the most recent planets - if there are other worlds like it that have sick people? Infected and the like. Not that there'd be any connection, but it'd be interesting to hear people's stories. Also this place seems less indigenous than the last one and I vaguely remember someone mentioning they wanted to start a school? It'd be a good idea to gather supplies while we can and for all of us to pitch in to make that happen. Even if a lot of us are a bit too old for the school thing, I don't think it's a bad idea. There's art supplies all over so we can make use of things like paper and pencils and they'll probably have textbooks to help give it a start?

[She looks thoughtful.]

It's just a thought.

Video.

Apr. 19th, 2017 02:15 am
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[personal profile] collegedropout posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: Sam Winchester
Broadcast: Video.
Action: Bloodsport.
When: Now-ish!

VIDEO BROADCAST A.

[Sam has been mostly doing his usual thing - that is, collecting information about the new place, primarily the unnatural wild life. He even got a pet rock for shits and giggles, though he has kind of abandoned it on his little desk in his room, which he's finally sitting down at after a long day of working. He's humored himself in buying something more rocker-style, all thanks to some of the interesting shops down on the asteroid belts. With a grin he says -- ]

Well? Let's hear it: weird crap you've bought, go.

[He slides the pet rock box over, chuckling.]

... These were popular for a short time on earth, in the 70's. Some guy just... chatted with some buds in a bar about how hard it was to take care of actual pets, so he made these and sold over a million of them -- in fact, it made him a millionaire. Pretty impressively weird, right? Maybe even the most successful selling of weird. Unless you guys can top that.

At least Beanie Babies are kind of cute on a shelf. A pet rock -- who knows.

But now I can fit in with everyone who has an animal aboard. I bet you guys 20 credits mine is easier to potty train.

ADDITIONAL BROADCAST: ANTI-POSSESSION LESSON )

(no subject)

Apr. 18th, 2017 10:47 pm
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[personal profile] castrationfist posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: A ~mysterious anonymous text post~ and you!
Broadcast: Anonymous text
Action: The Vanquish, if you can figure her out.
When: Now!

[Caster's bored, and she hasn't started a war in a while, so at some point when no one's looking too hard, an anonymous text post appears on the network:]

Which are cuter, cats or dogs?

Video;

Apr. 18th, 2017 11:12 pm
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[personal profile] servantnotserving posting in [community profile] driftfleet
Who: Lumiére and you!
Broadcast: Fleetwide
Action: Wonderduck
When: Today!

[Since arriving at the Fleet, Lumiére has tended towards just using the voice function to communicate with people outside of the Wonderduck. It makes his life considerably easier. He doesn't have to navigate the mine-field of questions that come with just looking at him. He can talk to people like a normal person, and it's great.

Today, though, he needs to actually address the problem of his general...him-ness, and as such, he'll switch the video on. He casts the screen a warm smile all the same, giving a little wave of a candle-hand.
]

Bonjour, my fellow Fleet members. This is quite an interesting planet, no? I hear the concerts here are really something to experience. I might have to test out the waters myself. It has been a while since I got to enjoy one.

[It's not the kind of concert he's used to, but after a decade of no concerts at all, he'll sure as heck give this new kind a try.]

But! I had another reason for speaking to you today. I have heard there are several people in the Fleet who are experienced with magic. I was hoping I could speak to them, especially if they know anything about curses- because as you can see [he chuckles, gesturing to himself] I have something that might interest their magically inclined minds.

[Filtered to Winn]

As promised. Here I am, settled on the Wonderduck and checking in. [Like three weeks too late but ya'll can't expect miracles. If you wanted good time-keeping, you should have befriended the clock]

[Otherwise, Lumiére can be found happily hopping around the table of the Wonderduck, carefully setting it so it at least looks like an actual, fancy dinner table and not a metal slab where people sit and eat. They may be in space, but they can still have a little culinary refinement, god.