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by Jabonicus
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

Her beating chest refused to calm, nor the anxious cold-fire that contracted her veins with a countdown tempo that hid how close it was to zero. Her fingers shook with that terror-fueled pulse, and it took her a moment to realize that she was even being spoken to. A machine dryly dispensed cigarette...
by Jabonicus
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

The man was down, and quite suddenly, Ori had control of her senses. Well, control was not the word she'd use, as she felt her arms and legs moved with a righteous speed that they rarely ever graced. Was she going to run? Get help? No, of course not. It never came in time, it never fixed what was br...
by Jabonicus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering

Though it took her a dear moment to find where she had slipped them, her goggles did indeed find themselves stuffed hastily inside some pocket in some action that Apolliona did not recall taking. Stuffing away some unkind word of response, she tried to better compose herself, one hand continuing to ...
by Jabonicus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering

At times Apolliona could lose herself in her work. Find herself walking those tiny threads as if they were a puzzle labyrinth. In those times it all became too real, the separation between the world around her and the work she did with her magic blurring. As her vision faded and changed, seeing thin...
by Jabonicus
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

Fear and self-preservation were powerful instincts, instincts that, through many situations, had kept Ori alive. Through fires and shootings, that sharp primal feeling of doing whatever was necessary to come out alive and as unharmed as possible had fulfilled its ancient role. However, in all those ...
by Jabonicus
Sat May 09, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering

Beastial minds were foreign and truly alien things, where even the familiar crossings of distant relation in either blood or purpose felt impossible to discern simply for the variation of context. The Valorian arts of weaving were devices that peered into and altered the workings of cells and their ...
by Jabonicus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

Chance tumbled and scraped against the ground, and when she came to a stop, she did not rise again. Though disoriented, she was not injured, but she did not want to risk offending the man further. Simply staying down seemed to be the best option, to protect both herself and Ori. Ori herself did not ...
by Jabonicus
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Wild Hearts (SFW)
Topic: [Wild Heart] A Spooky Scary Ride
Replies: 0
Views: 770

[Wild Heart] A Spooky Scary Ride

The atmosphere screamed from outside the thick hull, deafened but still present, softly shaking the ship as it sank towards Eden. A screen softly and politely informed Naomi of various details of the planet and its local government, but largely it all seemed to go over her head. Concepts and technol...
by Jabonicus
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

As the man approached, something in the back of Ori's head silently screamed and flared every single ignored instinct that a sheltered life usually never saw. Goosebumps spread across her skin, and the primal language of unconscious survival came in the cacophony of warning bells as the intense, dea...
by Jabonicus
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: [Interest Check] Aegri Somnia
Replies: 3
Views: 849

[Interest Check] Aegri Somnia

Among the cruelties of existence is the ability for the mind and body to persist, either together or seperate. One may be trapped within their body, mind wide awake as scars and decayed limbs refuse to move. Another may have a body full of health and treasured spirit, but whose mind has rotted into...
by Jabonicus
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering

"I know nothing of what caused these changes!" Apolliona responded as if she had been accused. It was a difficult train of thought to explain, a track of environments and forms of manners and behaviors of intimate that implied the animate. The effect on the non-living by the living, and the mossy st...
by Jabonicus
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost Tombs- B: Slithering

Two of the others in the lab were armed, and the last thing she wanted to do was stand between some unknown organism and two firearms whose users she did not know. She slowed her crawling step, but the thought of staying out of the way changed to something else as the Lab before her shifted once her...
by Jabonicus
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs
Replies: 70
Views: 8249

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs

Apolliona let out a deep breath as things moved and shifted. This ship was something that would take much getting used to, it did not have a system comparable to her thoughts, it had hallways and rooms, but these were not the veins and arteries of Valorian vessels. They held the shapes of passage, b...
by Jabonicus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Knights of Kowloon
Topic: 02 - 03 Kowloon United
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: 02 - 03 Kowloon United

Jill stumbled to her feet and felt a few of her internal organs cry out in protest. She wasn't built for this, and she was painfully aware of it. Stepping forward, a spare Atraxian came too close, and her lashed forward, spewing the ripened blood that filled her mouth directly in his face and eyes, ...
by Jabonicus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood

Ori had seen plenty of terrible things in her life, but there was also a unique sense of panic involved in even the most mundane situations when people looked to her as if she somehow was the authority of what was happening. As Song passed out in the cab, she knew it would be irresponsible to the ca...
by Jabonicus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

Gut-Stripe led the group, who awkwardly lagged behind at first towards the source of the breaths, towards whatever great lung would produce such chilling emissions, that seemed to fuel the movement of the odd scarabs. The strange isopods continued to smack harmlessly into them, as if completely blin...
by Jabonicus
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs
Replies: 70
Views: 8249

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs

Apolliona Au Valentina was not slow by any means, and rather she would consider herself rather sharp, though she knew to boast was far from acceptable away from the strange culture of the Volarian homeworld. There, one's status could be levied to support one's abilities, even if they were never disp...
by Jabonicus
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Knights of Kowloon
Topic: 02 - 03 Kowloon United
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: 02 - 03 Kowloon United

Jill had never considered herself particularly xenophobic. After all, very few people were so brazen as to label themselves as something that people openly criticized as blatantly wrong. Even the harshest advocates of inter-species conflict and segregation of the alien species used different words, ...
by Jabonicus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Knights of Kowloon
Topic: 02 - 03 Kowloon United
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: 02 - 03 Kowloon United

Rage festered in Jill, just as much, or possibly more than just the raw pain she felt coursing through her veins. Inexplicable energy metabolized from the unhygienic shot came just in time for each step to push her forward, her seething hate pushing everything else. Her harness, ruined, her day, rui...
by Jabonicus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

The tunnel they had found themselves in as a cruel shape, like some otherworldy hourglass that some beast had forgotten to flip, stretching into the darkness to and fro, ahead and behind them. The sand they stood on was soft, and in better circumstances could be the kind that one slept upon at the s...
by Jabonicus
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood

Ori was no medical professional, nor at any point in time had she ever considered a job in the field. She was too squeamish, and more astutely, she had already spent enough time in those clinically clean yet uncomfortable rooms that smelt too strongly of disinfectant masking something unpleasant to ...
by Jabonicus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities

Roosters were excellent at communication with foreign groups, that much Ori knew from before. Many specialized in a mixture of advertisements, PR campaigns, and propaganda efforts for the good of, and wants of, Tai Pan as a whole. From what she understood, Sakamoto was far more prolific with those a...
by Jabonicus
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

"Excuse me, I am not a sex robot!" Chance protested at his comment, though the Gartagen hardly stood still long enough for her outcry to sound confident. Ori was perhaps still just as confused, barely able to keep up with the hundred-mile-minute process of Creature's words and actions. She had nearl...
by Jabonicus
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: Wild Hearts 3020 - Valentine's Roulette
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: Wild Hearts 3020 - Valentine's Roulette

I'll throw in Ori Hypatia and Jillian Muse.
by Jabonicus
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

The world let them carelessly fight, it let them carelessly squabble, and even as Chance strode forward, her voice rising to meet the lot of them and push them back into line before one of them shot the other, quite suddenly, decided that it had simply had enough. The rain stopped, and rather it beg...
by Jabonicus
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

“Try not to tear each other apart before we really start all this.” Chance said as she glanced between the machine and the I’ee. “It would remiss to waste time and supplies on squabbles.” She came to a stop as she saw the rest behind them pausing to investigate the grass. Personally, it held little ...
by Jabonicus
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities

It was delightfully reassuring, but that in itself still stirred a bit worry, the fact that it was on the table in the first place made it difficult to surmise what else might be requested of her. Either way, Sakamoto had quickly dismantled that visible wolf of panic that had overtaken her, and she ...
by Jabonicus
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs
Replies: 70
Views: 8249

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs

Even after the extensive time she had spent off her home world, the crowded space stations she sometimes ran into still seemed too alien to be real. Her lab and personal ship at times were at least pure and sterile enough to hold ground in its extreme state, but this place was different, dirty from ...
by Jabonicus
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

She didn't understand, and that was the crux of it. Somehow that seems to thrust some level of responsibility on her, not of revenge or investigation, but simply evacuation. Oh bother. The selfish part of her mind said to her. Must we really leave? She knew it, however, that she could not stay there...
by Jabonicus
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: KRS Carol Octavius
Topic: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs
Replies: 70
Views: 8249

Re: [Carol Octavius] Lost tombs

Strands weaved together as if guided by a needle, a thread they were tied to that guided them through themselves infinitely in bizarre and intricate patterns. The code makes the world, and the world is the code. The world cannot exist outside of its own thread. It was a nearly ancient mantra that ca...
by Jabonicus
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

The world before them was a forlorn thing, harboring the plants they saw but at the same time, it held its weight as if it wished to be rid of its own growth. The air stilled, and the rain paused for mere moments as Chance and Gut-Stripe reached the dirt. It was an emptiness in the air, the kind of ...
by Jabonicus
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

It was a trick, she was still in VR, she decided, for that face to be staring at her through the camera installed just outside her door. It was impossible, even if Creature had somehow survived, how would he find where she lived, an apartment she had just moved into? She left behind enough apartment...
by Jabonicus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: You're a Looker II: Cascadian Nights.

Her arms and legs moved and fluttered in abstract ways, ways that they never truly could. Bends long forgotten and flexes never truly possible, feet gracing the warm puddles of water that rose in response to the equal heat of the strange silent rain. She had a dance class, she remembered, a very lon...
by Jabonicus
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

Chance wanted so dearly to agree with the I’ee as she glanced upon the image of the planet. She could see what the alien meant, it nearly did resemble a wound slashed across meat. She had seen similar, though she dared not mention it. For a brief moment, it seemed like the planet itself called to th...
by Jabonicus
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

Re: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons

The crew was motley, Chance then decided, so rightly motley that she had either doomed the expedition or had given it enough breath to burn from start to finish in enough deals and vids to brand them all famous in a weeks time. Either way, she could wash her hands of it, most certainly. Chance herse...
by Jabonicus
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: In Setting Roleplay
Topic: [The Deep] With Strange Aeons
Replies: 71
Views: 6009

[The Deep] With Strange Aeons

”Among all fascinations is the method in which we decide how the world functions. As you stand upon your dirt you must realize the truth of passing sun. An hour cannot decide a day, nor a day for its week. You see an inch and try to presume a mile. Can you explore the ocean in a puddle? Does the se...
by Jabonicus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: [Interest Check] The Deep
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

Re: [Interest Check] The Deep

It seemed that, for the time being, people were more than happy to seek out the source of the NovaLine signal. Never had it directly spoken about its own existence, transmissions and codes sent asking it to explain itself or what it was doing remained unanswered, yet the signal continued its foreign...
by Jabonicus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood

Ori was not a tanned person, she obviously did not spend much time out in the sun, nor did she appear to be the kind of individual to spend time and money on a tanning salon. However, despite her pale skin, there was a certain way that someone's skin paled when reacting to shock. It wasn't just the ...
by Jabonicus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood

The idea of a frosted, cold and windy planet almost perfectly explained the odd fashion sense that Ori carried about her. Her clothes were plain, nothing extravagant and consisting of largely normal and non-obtrusive colors plastered across equally inoffensive designs. The clothes themselves, howeve...
by Jabonicus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood

The cup was large, almost comically large when compared to the frail frame of the woman who had purchased it. It seemed like it would hold enough caffeine to power the young woman for a week at the minimum, but it was apparent that even the most harmless of individuals needed their vices. After all,...
by Jabonicus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Setting Discussion
Topic: [Interest Check] The Deep
Replies: 13
Views: 2116

[Interest Check] The Deep

It began with a transmission. A sudden, constant signal broadcast throughout space, to every planet, to every corner it could possibly reach. In its early days, no one heard it; it did not wander from signal to signal, nor did it reach to ones pre-existing. Then the signal-surfers found it, and it w...
by Jabonicus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood

It was almost a jackpot in its own way, to ask someone who not only looked nice, but acted in such a polite manner as well. Perhaps it was nothing out of the ordinary, but to be out of her head for the last few days, and to finally gain some semblance of reprieve, and then be greeted by the kind wor...
by Jabonicus
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Caffeine and Blood
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: [Piyapon] Coffee and Blood

Ori's dreams chased her, and in the pockets of the galaxy that she once considered home she found no peace. In her dens she felt discomfort, and her bedroom kept her awake. And so, Ori did exactly what she did best, regardless of the situation. She ran from her problems. She packed up, kept what she...
by Jabonicus
Sat May 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities

Of course, the interview would some time from now. How long? Ori wasn't quite sure, she had no experience in that kind of event, it could be days, weeks, even longer. Ori sheepishly dropped her gaze, the intensity of Sakamoto's own too confrontational, even if they were as enchanting as they were. S...
by Jabonicus
Sat May 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Knights of Kowloon
Topic: 2 - 06 Creatures of the Past
Replies: 18
Views: 4486

Re: 2 - 06 Creatures of the Past

The searing pain had settled, but it did not cease. Jill... Did not look good, not that she had before, but that extra shot had seemed to mess with her body even further. Her veins bulged from taut skin as if she were severely dehydrated, and even the veins themselves seemed to be poorly colored. He...
by Jabonicus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities

Paying by the hour was something Ori was cautious over, she had seen plenty of jobs that offered pay-by-the-hour with incredible rates, but the catch always snuck up on her when it was revealed that the amount of hours she would actually work was very low. It also left an unknown involved, as it ope...
by Jabonicus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities

Mentally, Ori had to remind herself why it wasn't a good idea to frivolously spend money the moment she got here. After all, while she wasn't short on money, it would be a pain to have come all this way for a loss in profit. With a breath, she began, trying to make herself look presentable and calm ...
by Jabonicus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Kowloon Territories
Topic: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Re: [Piyapon] Business Opportunities

Ori tried to choose the planets she visited carefully, and Piyapon was no exception. A Kowlooni province, it was a place that had seen a lot of change and now, was a melting pot of aliens and cultures. What drew her here today, despite worries of unforeseen turbulence, was something that many people...
by Jabonicus
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Wild Hearts (SFW)
Topic: [Wild Heart] Breaking the Ice
Replies: 10
Views: 3295

Re: [Wild Heart] Breaking the Ice

Ki's attempts at humor at least managed to get a smirk and a brief exhale from Jill before she responded. "Let's go with seafood then, I haven't eaten much of it... Ever." It was largely because she never lived in a place where seafood was easy to come by. On her home planet, the planet was mostly a...
by Jabonicus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Wild Hearts (SFW)
Topic: [Wild Heart] Breaking the Ice
Replies: 10
Views: 3295

Re: [Wild Heart] Breaking the Ice

"I'm used to cold weather, and I don't really do too well in hot weather, but overall I've kind of lost my affection for colder climates." As comfortable as they were for her, the cold no longer held the same comforting embrace as it used to. The cold meant thicker clothing, the crunch of snow and t...