The thought that people are actually using this game to organize and play in active games disgusts me, so I decided to post some more logs instead. Adventure #8, Session #1 - Field Trips and Other School Administration Hated ThingsAdventure Cast:
Miranda Ashbarrow and Loki
Lita Edwards and Ormagoden
Lydia Lynch and HAL
Alejandro Roa and Nue
Aiden Gray and Hikari
Robert Wakefield and the United Hob Clans of Nimerigar Plaza
Beatrice Gottlieb and ForneusTL;DR-
If I pretend like I haven't infringed copyright that means I haven't right? Holy moly, this was a lot of players and that was not my intention, stupid players actually thinking I want them to play in my game or something like that. File under: Field trips, bad ideas, and cinematic sequences.
Brer_Lapine: Today is one of the best kinds of school days in the year. As far as quality of this day goes it ranks behind school approved holiday, sick days, excused absences, doctor visits, half days, family mourning days, occult emergency days, and any world shattering event that would imply an immediate end to American society and school days as we know it. IT IS FIELD TRIP DAY!
Brer_Lapine: The 8th grade field trip is the best event because nothing is better than technically being in school but not required to go to it. It is even better because 7th graders do not go on it and seeing as how you are superior 8th graders, it is completely awesome to rub it in their faces.
Brer_Lapine: For those lucky students who have been randomly selected to be in Ms. Chambers homeroom this is awesome because you get to spend all day with your totally awesome homeroom teacher. If you are from Mr. Pliskin's class you have the unfortunate trouble of being split up from your friends and sent to another random group because Mr. Pliskin refused to leave his room after returning fire on a sniper last night.
Miranda hms. Today was field trip day, huh. Going on a field trip could be nice.
Lita is already on the bus, having claimed a back seat. She has her hoodie on, hood up, earbuds in, the eCube she bought with her Christmas money cunningly hidden in the front pocket.
Aiden_Gray is sitting near Lita, with a script in his lap.
Brer_Lapine: But where are you going on this most joyous of field trips? You have heard rumors of the grand places previous classes have gone to for their december trip, such as the Natural History Museum (Now burnt to the ground), the Christian Science Museum (currently closed for fire repairs), the Ascend County auditorium (I already ran an adventure there >:|), and even... the City!
Robert_W: Huh. Another of those nerds from Mr. Pliskin's class. Ah, well. He'd hope that this won't hold back his joy at visiting...
Robert_W: Hey, where ARE we visiting anyway?
Brer_Lapine: Well glad you asked! You're going to the Cleft Valley Museum of Dakotan History!
Lydia is trying her level best to be invisible while (re)reading a heavily dog-eared book about string theory. It's the only book in her space-opium-less Emergency Boredom Kit today, because it's Field Trip Day~
Miranda hms, frowning. Was there much else in town?... She sighed and adjusted her backpack, including the cute little stuffed cat doll thing inside.
Brer_Lapine: Located right in the scenic Cleft Valley Mountains where Jeremiah Johnsire first mysteriously ascended into the heavens.
Robert_W: Ugh. Boring history museum.
Robert_W: Maybe he SHOULD have gone through with that plan to fake sick.
Brer_Lapine: The Hobs wouldn't allow it! For them the act of traveling back to the cliffs would be like returning to their homelands and gloating all about how much better they have it then their primitive cousins.
Lita: Wait? Dakota has history?
Brer_Lapine: Dakota has history!
Lydia: According to the book Lydia's reading it actually has many histories because of the way 11-dimensional membranes work.
Lita: I think you're lying, narrator-chan.
Aiden_Gray: It could always be worse. Maybe.
Aiden_Gray: And inside the backpack, the cat doll peeks out. Or tries to.
Miranda always does her best to ensure the doll has peeking holes, the backpack looking a little ragged as a result... she didn't want anyone picking on her for having the doll at school, after all
Aiden_Gray: Heh heh heh. This trip won't be boring for long, if he has anything to say about it.
Brer_Lapine: HAL had simply stopped existing today but it's probably temporary and someone was probably going to do something to insure it's existence sooner or later.
Lydia: Stupid nonlinear time.
Robert_W isn't really interested in the history of this stupid place. It'll be boring and full of nerds and alternate dimensions.
Robert_W: At least the hobs are happy with lording it over their cousins, though.
Miranda: Hikari didn't bother being in the classroom at the moment - too boring most days, and Aiden might have objected to drawing the eyes of everyone in the room.
Aiden_Gray: Yes. Yes, he would have.
Aiden_Gray: well, less objected and more quietly wilted.
Brer_Lapine: Of course the complete non-existence of HAL has lead to an unfortunate empty seat next to her and who should sit there but the dreaded... Ford Lightning.
Lydia: OHGOD Idon'texistIdon'texistIdon'texist.....
Brer_Lapine: Ford was a mystery wrapped up inside an enigma that had been tied with conundrums forged from pure riddle. They had then put this terrible uncertainty inside the body of the greatest mulletted terror to ever torment Robert Harrison Blake Middle School since Alexine 'The Terror' Champline. He was 14, smelt like burnt copper, and had perfected the art of the swirly.
Lydia: At least the bus doesn't have a toilet.
Robert_W: A hero for the new generation.
Brer_Lapine: He was like the Che Guevara of East Dakota, all rebel and visionary but with worse teeth and going through puberty.
Brer_Lapine: "Hey Lydiot, whatcha reading?"
Brer_Lapine: [Mega sick ultraburn]
Lydia: "Uh-uhm... The Totally Awesome Universe? I-it's about how subatomic particles are really these tiny v-vibrating strings a-and how there's an extra s-six dimensions folded into the other th-three...."
Robert_W: "No such thing as 6 dimensions, stupid. >:" Ah, the realities of daily 8th grade life can be cruel.
Lydia: "Nuh-uh, there's some math in chapter ten about how dimensional membranes account for the perception of three-dimensional space time..."
Lita looks up and notices Ford sitting next to that nerdy girl from her home room. Uh oh.
Brer_Lapine: There might be a small amount of smoke coming out of Ford's ears but before this can be commented on the elderly Ms. Chambers is clapping for everyone's attention."Kids, I'd like to introduce two transfer students that will be joining us on this trip."
Robert_W: "You read that far into the book? Man, you really ARE a nerd."
Brer_Lapine: [Ultra Rad Burnoclasm!]
Lydia: "But that's where all the math is...."
Brer_Lapine: Two grown adults standing at the front of the bus, both of them are wearing school uniforms that most of you had long ago ditched for regular clothes since nobody seemed to care about it. Both of them are wearing sunglasses...
Brer_Lapine: "I am Amelia Gray."
Brer_Lapine: "I am Liam Brown."Â
Brer_Lapine: "We are both students."
Lita elbows Aiden lightly, and whispers "What's up with Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber?" she still has her headphones on, and didn't hear a word of it.
Brer_Lapine: Liam looks like the kind of man that would kill a president from a grassy knoll. Amelia kind of looks like a sexy librarian...
Aiden_Gray: "Um, they're...supposed to be students"
Lita: "They look like hitmen"
Robert_W: Great, these kids are weirder than normal.
Robert_W: "Aren't hitmen supposed to have some sort of accent or something?"
Lydia wonders if this is the opposite of that episode where the transportalator turned Captain English into a 12 year old. o.o
Beatrice: There is a little blonde girl perched on one of the seats of the bus like a large frilly parrot with a german accent.
Brer_Lapine: "Also we've had to call a parent to assist us on the trip since there are just so many students and Mr. Pliskin pepper sprayed the TA to try to open his door. So I'd like to introduce you to our parent chaperone, Mr. Wakefield."
Brer_Lapine: OhgodRobert! IT IS THE APOCALYPSE, IT HAS FINALLY COME!
Robert_W: .... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~!
Robert_W: Do not mind Robert as he suddenly tries to do his impression of an ostrich.
Robert_W: Parents are always so embarassing. They make lame jokes and accidentally trip over people's monsters. VERY annoying.
Brer_Lapine: The man who enters the bus isn't wearing shoes despite the fact you have had snow come and melt all week. He wears thick coke-bottle glasses that reflect the light in an ominous fashion. "Thank you Ms. Chambers but I only go by... PAULO~!"
Brer_Lapine: "Mr. Wakefield is a very important artist children, he is going be taking this opportunity to uh..."
Brer_Lapine: "Capture the great void of youth!"
Beatrice: Sometimes Father locked stableboys in the pantry. It made meal preparation rather awkward.
Miranda blinks some, glancing over to the two adults, head tilting to one side. "......." she frowns some.
Beatrice: "Oh, well said, sir."
Robert_W: ... SO hiding.
Brer_Lapine: This man gave off a palpable aura of artist.
Lita: "He doesn't seem like a teacher," says the intentionally deaf girl.
Aiden_Gray: "He's a parent chaperone..."
Robert_W: Friends of his father wonder why they can rarely find Robert in pictures. "Why'd ya decide to come, dad?" Despair and whispering don't quite work so well together.
Aiden_Gray: Loki, in the meantime, is watching. Heh...this could be entertaining.
Lita: "A patent rigatone?"
Beatrice: "Are you hear perhaps to teach us of socialism, like the gentlemen from my home town?"
Aiden_Gray just gives up and writes it down for her.
Beatrice: "They looked rather like you."
Lita: "Ahhh...why didn't you say so?"
Brer_Lapine: Paulo does not talk he simply takes his seat by his son. If someone was sitting in it they now have an ARTEEST sitting on their lap.
Aiden_Gray gestures to the headphones in her ears.
Miranda: Hikari takes the opportunity to walk in wearing a rather flimsy (to those with monsters) disguise. "Hello, hello, I am a, er, last-minute addition to the chaperones, because we have such a large group! I am, ah, Ms. Gray, you can call me Hikari or My Lady. I hope we'll all have great fun on this trip." She gives that 'hello, my little darling' wave every child with a parent knows and dreads to Aiden.
Aiden_Gray just slides down in his seat.
Robert_W: Aiden has shared Robert's pain, and now the healing can begin. Or the embarassment.
Lita: "Wow, your mom's really pretty, Aiden" she says as she takes off her headphones.
Lita: "Oh, wait. Not your mom,"
Miranda blinks and shakes her head. "....." She gives the doll a knowing look. She knew he was plotting something (he always was ).
Lita: "That or the fox tail is non-inheritable"
Brer_Lapine: Bastard Pete would make a rude comment but the hobs weren't allowed on the bus and were currently taking their collective revenge by finding places to sit on the axels of the bus and loosening various screws to make annoying little squeaking sounds when the vehicle was in motion.
Lita uses the joke as an excuse to get a look at Aiden's butt.
Robert_W: "Daaaaad!" >.<
Brer_Lapine: "Son, do not support the patriarchy, call me PAULO like an equal!"
Aiden_Gray: Nope, no fox tail.
Aiden_Gray: The doll just stares back.
Aiden_Gray: That innocent look on his face?
Brer_Lapine: Ford Lightning has gone back to picking on Lydia which mostly consists of taking things from her emergency boredom kit.
Aiden_Gray: Only there because it was stitched
Miranda: Lies. Lies, deception, trickery, and possibly thread and buttons
Robert_W: "Okay... um... Paulo..."
Lydia: "H...hey! Those are my flashcards! You're gonna get them out of order!"
Lita sighs and leans over to Ford, hoping to run interference and maybe help him give up his bullying ways "Hey, Ford. I got that thing you wanted"
Brer_Lapine: "Psssh what do you have on these Lydiot, let me guess something dumb."
Lydia: (the cards read 3 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5... etc. One numeral per card.)
Miranda coughs in an attention-gathering manner, staring at Ford "...be nice." She murmurs.
Robert_W: 'I thought you were supposed to be doing some project?"
Brer_Lapine: "Your mother locked me out of the apartment when I decided it needed more... FIRE!"
Robert_W: "So you came here? ._."
Beatrice: "That sounds invigorating."
Miranda: Sensing praise, Hikari bou nces her way over to her seat which coincidentally happens to be next to Aiden and near Lita and wait why are there three seats in that row only but it doesn't block the aisle and oh god that's a brainhurt.
Brer_Lapine: He kicked his feet up and put them on the seat in front of them. "Of course, I thought I could enrich your otherwise meaningless academic careers."
Aiden_Gray: ...how can all three of them fit into one seat?
Aiden_Gray: ....nevermind he doesn't want to know
Brer_Lapine: Ford Lightning raised in his seat and pivoted around to face Miranda. It was like being eye to eye with a tank. "What are you going to do about it?"
Robert_W: How can he manage to be so CHEERY about all this? I mean, its a LIFE he's ruining.
Robert_W: Well, a social life.
Lydia really doesn't wanna play Pi Pickup on the bus, she might lose a card and anyway it'll wreck her time attack score.
Lita: "Hey! Ford! Do you want to waste your time squaring off with a girl or do you want me to give you this CD I burned for you last night?"
Beatrice: "What is squaring off?"
Lita: "I mean, if you want to get into a cat fight, I could always get rid of the CD and buy you a dress instead"
Miranda narrows her eyes, staring at him. "...pathetic, aren't you. Picking on easy targets. That make you feel big inside?"
Aiden_Gray: Oh, this is rich. Loki is just watching, waiting for an opportunity to poke at the situation more.
Robert_W: "Couldn't you have enriched... oh, I dunno. That musem you were talking about a couple of days ago?"
Beatrice: "Is it a cultural dance?"
Brer_Lapine: "Yeah, it does." He sneered at her before getting up to move closer to Lita and her delicious promises of METAL.
Miranda hmpfs and takes the seat he was occupying next to Lydia, giving her a smile.
Brer_Lapine: The bus lurches to a start quite literally as a couple of hobs have taken the momentary lag in departure to loosen all of the real seats so they slide with every moment of the vehicle.
Lita pulls the CD out of her hoodie, it's even got a nice set of liner notes written with small words so it's easy for him to follow.
Beatrice: Weee, that's fun!
Robert_W: Woah! That's actually kinda cool....
Lydia: "Th-thanks. o.o" Lydia is absentmindedly going through her pi deck to make sure it's all in order. "Three point one four one five nine two six five three five eight nine seven nine three..."
Lydia: "Whew. All there. -.- " She puts a rubber band around the deck and sticks it back in her pack.
Brer_Lapine: The bus would scream out that it's a screaming metal death trap but that would be redundant and most the important people in this vehicle had shown a remarkable immunity to most types of damage that weren't a direct result of a monster or being called a NERD.
Miranda smiles. "Good." She smooths out her skirt and sits back as the bus lurches around, setting her backpack near the aisle so Loki can peek out. Better than him crawling out and around and scaring people.
Aiden_Gray: ...so, are the holes in the backpack big enough to crawl out of? Let's try it.
Lydia: "Ugh... I don't think I can concentrate on string theory after all that. x_x "
Lita gets kinda used to the sliding back and forth.
Lita: "It's like being on a boat"
Brer_Lapine: The bus driver who you couldn't see the face of but the license had their last name as MAPELTHORPE took a slow left and the bus groaned in protest.
Aiden_Gray: Aiden tries to brace himself with one hand, trying not to slide into either Lita or Hikari.
Miranda: Hikari lurches about disturbingly little as she smiles to Lita. "I'm glad to see people getting along with Aiden. Maybe you'll come over for lunch sometime, miss....?"
Aiden_Gray: Loki crawls out of the backpack and onto the seat. so there is now a little white cat doll sitting on the seat.
Lita: "Lita, ma'am. Lita Edwards. And, uh, I'd love to come to Aiden's..that is, your house...for lunch some time"
Robert_W: "Kinda fun ride."
Lita thinks its best not to talk to her like a monster when there are straights around.
Robert_W is in the mean time sliding around next to his father. He didn't show up for the Family Fun Festival of Bees, why would he show up now? ._.
Aiden_Gray: Now, who would be most entertaining to annoy...
Miranda glances down to the little catwolfthing doll with a slight frown, glancing back to the bully. Well, maybe if it was done -constructively-...
Robert_W: I mean, fun. Festival. Bees! What's not to like?
Brer_Lapine: Paulo is simply staring forward in a true artist's trance. He got this way sometimes and it always ended in an article about him on the internet.
Robert_W: Maybe if Robert thinks "I'm not related to him" enough times he'll vanish in a puff of logic...
Robert_W: Sadly, it doesn't seem to be working.
Miranda: Hikari has something great to offer on the idea of parent removal. Ask Aiden.
Aiden_Gray: And now there is a little cat doll crawling up the seat. or...sideways.
Brer_Lapine: If anything he seems to becoming realer and more intense. Maybe he is FEEDING off of those feelings, Robert?
Aiden_Gray: Aiden tries to focus on his play script.
Lydia: Cat doll. o.o "Is... is that yours?" >.>
Brer_Lapine: The breaks make a terrible screech as the bus starts slowly going up an incline, every single seat in the bus falls back with a THUNK. The sudden shift in gravity is enough to send the soft cat doll flying from the seat into something soft.
Brer_Lapine: Like a lap or something like that.
Miranda shakes her head some.. "Er, sort of..."
The_Lady has joined the channel
The_Lady: The Lady's shadow falls upon the room
Aiden_Gray: !roll 1d5
The_Lady: Aiden_Gray invokes the Lady...
The_Lady: Rolled 5 on 1d5
Miranda: Hikari peers down at the catdollthing sticking out of the front of her kimono-thinly-disguised-as-a-blouse. "Children, I know it's a long trip, but that's no excuse for throwing toys around."
Brer_Lapine: Loki, you haven't been this comfortable since you 'accidently' fell into Sif during the great feast of midwinter.
Aiden_Gray: That had been an accident well worth having.
Aiden_Gray: Even having to run from Thor afterwards had been worth it.
Miranda flinches a bit as Loki goes sailing in a perfect arc, and at that voice. Oh, god...
Beatrice is drawing! May not be best to ask what.
Robert_W: This is gonna be SUCH a long and horrible trip. ._.
Aiden_Gray: And he's totally not moving.
Lydia peeks over the seat. o.o Oh. Oh wow.
Lita notices Lydia peeking at "Mrs. Grey's" cleavage.
Brer_Lapine: Forneus doesn't have to put up with these childish antics! He is having a very animated conversation with Mr. Brown who doesn't seem to appreciate his advances.
Lita arches ab eyebrow.
Miranda: Hikari hmpfs and adjusts the doll's position. "I'm going to be keeping this until whoever threw it apologizes." She sits back in her chair that isn't really there.
Lydia hides! Ohgodshesawmeshe'sgonnasicFordonme
Beatrice: Forneus, pay attention to me :<
Lita: "Don't worry, I don't bite."
Beatrice: Or I'll stab someone.
Brer_Lapine: >Your blood pressure has risen.
Lita offers Lydia her hand.
Aiden_Gray: "That might be a very long time~" now let's see what Miranda does, in this situation, hm. He could totally sit there for a while.
Lydia cautiously extends hers, inwardly prepared for the ignominy that is the Indian Burn.
Beatrice: Well, if Forneus isn't going to entertain her. She's just crawling onto somone else's seat. Let's see, who smells good?
Miranda winces some and glances over at Lydia, peering back briefly and acking at the position Loki had taken. Oh, darn it, why >.<
Lita shakes Lydia's hand "Nice to meet you, I'm Lita"
Aiden_Gray: Aiden is...totally not getting into this.
Aiden_Gray: Why does Hikari have a cat doll...nevermind. just. not.
Miranda: Hikari is quite enjoying the attention her new adornment is acquiring for her.
Lydia: "L-Lydia. o.o" Something is weird, she's not being made to suffer. This is abnormal. o.o
Brer_Lapine: Beatrice: As far as children are concerned, Robert does not smell horrible and he is not giving attention to other people so he can give it to you!
Lita: "I like that name. Is it Welsh?"
Beatrice: Craaaawl, hiiiii. "Hello?"
Lydia: "Eternal Voyage 3, I think..."
Lydia: (Lydia asked mom once. Once.)
Lita: "Eternal what?"
Aiden_Gray: "...are you really going to keep that doll..." Aiden asks Hikari weakly.
Lydia: (Lydia has resolved that if she ever clones herself she's going to name her daughter something from a game people have actually heard of. Like Terminal Delusion 6. That's everyone's favorite.)
Lita: "Is that like that video game where kids summon demons with Japanese barbie dolls that have special chips implanted in them?"
Miranda: Hikari laughs in a manner Lydia might recognize from one of those anime. "Until its' owner comes to pick it up, I do believe I will."
Lydia: "Y-yeah. Mom used to get them from Japan before they got imported here.
Brer_Lapine: The internet was the Devil's work and Helena White would allow no such thing to enter her house with it's boundless smut and childish posturing over make believe games!
Lita: "Cool. Your mom speaks Japanese?"
Robert_W: "Um... Hi."
Brer_Lapine: "Son, do you have a lady?" Paulo looks rather impressed. "Is this what you have been sneaking around to bee festivals about?"
Aiden_Gray: "...but..." Aiden protests, barely. "...nevermind"
Robert_W: "... um... " And about now he wishes he was a turtle...
Lita: "Cause I've got these CDs from this Japanese guy who claims he's a demon sent to conquer the world with the power of Metal, and I'd really like to translate them so I can figure out if he's telling the truth or if he's just a big liar like the last guy,"
Lydia: "Yeah, I mean... doesn't everyone? I mean I'm not fluent or anything but I'm still learning, it's just mom has lots of tapes with bad quality so you can't really read the subtitles and so you kind of have to know some to figure out what's going on except for Drake Sphere because it's really kind of obvious most of the time.
Beatrice: "Good heavens, no. My lady is Forneus."
Lita is still disappointed about that last guy.
Miranda: Hikari grins down at Loki. "Besides, it's pretty cute, don't you think? ...for a world-ending calamity."
Lita: "You honestly think that everyone speaks Japanese?"
Lydia: "Well yeah, except for those people mom is always yelling at over the internet for watching dubs."
Lita: "That's /adorable/" she smiles and digs around in the front pouch of her hoodie for that emergency stash of ginger snaps, pop rocks and mt. dew and offers Lydia some of the cookies.
Aiden_Gray: "It's...a world-ending calamity?"
Aiden_Gray: Aiden is just very...wtf.
Robert_W: "For... ah. You're that... librarian guy."
Lydia: o.o Well, she hasn't been made to suffer yet, so... she takes a cookie.
Robert_W: "What've you been doing? I haven't seen you in a while."
Lita offers one to Aiden and Hikari too, she was raised not to bogart.
Lita: "Any time, Llydia"
Miranda oohs and takes one, taking a bite. "Ooh, most delicious... And yes, if he ever gets free."
Aiden_Gray: "...isn't he free now?"
Brer_Lapine: Forneus gives his perfectly white smile and his beautiful tan seems to sparkle in the low light of the bus. "Ah you have me mistaken for my inamoranto, he is a book techniain, the poor dear."
Beatrice: "I'm not a librarian. As I remember.]"
Miranda peers over the back of the seat as well, at Loki, Hikari, Aiden, and Lita.
Robert_W: "Whoops. Sorry."
Brer_Lapine: "Terminally unhip as it were."
Lita gives Miranda a gingersnap too.
Robert_W: "So.. um... how come I haven't seen you around, then?"
Beatrice: "You probably weren't looking very hard."
Aiden_Gray: "Something has to change. Good intentions and defined circles are so boring~ So why not unmake the world then?" the cat-doll smiles. It's...probably not a very nice smile.
Aiden_Gray: So boring, Asgard.
Miranda smiles to Lita and takes it, dropping down once more - enough to keep watching as she munches on the snap out of view. She erfs at Loki. "S-sorry for letting him go, Ms. Gray..."
Robert_W: "Probably not. I mean, I haven't been doing too much lately" other than getting lost in some crazy woods with a rather awesome girl and her annoying ass giant cat...
Beatrice: "Cats don't grow very large." Beatrice frowns.
Lydia resists the urge to inquire about /un/defined circles. Such mathnerdery would surely result in untold degrees of suffering.
Lita writes down what the little cat is saying, those are some totally /awesome/ lyrics.
Miranda: Hikari gives a soft laugh, stretching out some. "Oh, my isn't that just so~ true."
Brer_Lapine: The bus has reached the location. You know it has reached the location because every seat in the bus lurched forward suddenly except for Hikari's own special seat.
Aiden_Gray: And Aiden goes thunk against the seat in front of him. Ow.
Lita: "Are you okay, Aiden?"
Miranda eeps at the thunking, peering down at Aiden. "C-careful..."
Robert_W: "Hey~! I didn't say nothing about a cat!" Robert peers at Beatrice oddly, like she's grown a third head.
Beatrice had a parasol hand for a time like this.
Aiden_Gray: "Y-yes, I'm fine." Aiden sits up.
Brer_Lapine: "I'm sorry, I've been tutoring her in the ways of mental interrogation, she has simply thrived in the situation like a maggot in rotten flesh."
Robert_W: "GAH!" WHUMP goes the amateur bully. Don't worry. Chicks dig scars. And it didn't hurt THAT much, right?
Beatrice: "Oh yes, you were speaking of ass giant cats. Does it have hooves?:
Brer_Lapine: Ms. Chambers clapped her hands again. "Children if you can start exiting the bus in an orderly fashion we can begin the field trip."
Lita pulls up her hood and proceeds to exit the bus in an orderly fashion.
Miranda: Hikari stands up, despite Miranda's initial attempts at apologizing for Loki's flying off, and lets Aiden out - taking position to ensure no wedgies were incoming for him under pain of a thousand years of death.
Miranda acks and blinks, before picking up her backpack and standing up, exiting as well
Lydia: Field trip! Lydia is ready to learn stuff that she's probably already read about! o.o
Beatrice trots out.
Aiden_Gray gets off the bus, trying to stay close to Lita.
Robert_W: "I didn't say that. I didn't say anything about the giant annoying freakish cat at all."
Brer_Lapine: Paulo exits and doesn't wait at all for his son but that is okay because there there is a hob welcoming committee waiting for him outside.
Beatrice: "I'll ignore you mentioning it three times already, then."
Robert_W: Well, at least the hobs are here. Looking cute and innocent... well, as cute or innocent as hobs ever manage. Which admittedly isn't very. Especially with Bastard Pete at the helm.
Aiden_Gray: (question: does Hikari still have Loki?)
Brer_Lapine: Bastard Pete, formerly Fire Marshall Pete, is looking very regal in his new winter robes created from the finest mink fur stolen from the ex-opera singer on the 8th floor. "Took ye' long enuff!"
Miranda: Hikari daintily steps around the hobs rather than squishing any underfoot, mainly because having hob between your toes is no fun. She sharply turns around a few paces out, setting the doll's resting place to jiggling about some. "Alright, students, let's make sure we have a safe trip today!"
Miranda tries to figure out how to delicately raise the question of recovering her now-proudly-on-display doll without exposing herself to endless mockery for having the doll in the first place.
Aiden_Gray: The doll in question is not only very comfortable, he is also anticipating the hilarity of how you'll get him back.
Brer_Lapine: [Pete was stripped of his title after causing a fire in Robert's room.]
Miranda grimaces. Darn it, Loki, why aren't you off exposing Ford's insecurities or something...
Robert_W: "Yeah, well, I had a long trip."
Lydia: <.< "Uhm. Excuse me, I think you have my... cat. thing. doll." Lydia has decided her social cred couldn't get any lower anyway, so she'll bite the bullet and claim the stuff animal. However, she means well but she is a terrible liar.
Aiden_Gray: Because exposing yours is just as fun.
Aiden_Gray: Besides, this comes with awesome cleavage to sit in.
Robert_W: "You guys have fun?"
Miranda: Hikari peers down at Lydia. "Oh ho ho, you say this doll is yours, hmm? Finally got rid of that horrible alien doll you were dragging around everywhere?"
Brer_Lapine: "Next time ye' can sit in an engine block and Pete 'll get ya' nice comfy seat!"
Lydia: "He decided not to exist today. He does that sometimes." This, at least, isn't a flat-out lie.
Robert_W: "Hey, I offered you a pocket, and you declined."
Miranda: Hikari pauses. She wasn't expecting the truth. She plucks the doll from her cleavage in an overly flamboyant gesture before depositing it in Lydia's hands. "Here you are. Now, everyone, for safe museum exploration, you should always go in groups of two or more and meet up with the main group every, oh, two hours or so?" ...worst chaperone ever.
Miranda coughs softly and glances aside. "...th-thanks." she mumbles softly.
Beatrice: "Yes, that sounds reasonable."
Brer_Lapine: "Offerin' a pocket is a dread insult ta' a hob! Might as well say OI PETE, YER A NANCY FANCY FIDDLIDOO WHY DON'T YA NANCY ABOUT IN MA' POCKET INSTEAD OF SPRAINING YER TINY BLUE TOOTSIES MY LITTLE SMOOPY WUPPY!"
Brer_Lapine: A couple of hobs begin to laugh at this but quickly shut up as Pete begins to rain blows down on their heads. "Quiet yer stupid extra mouths!"
Lydia: "Thanks. o.o" Wow. That... was probably not supposed to work. But it did. >.> "Sure. I mean, you saved me from Ford Lightning, I owed you. It's the 11th Principle of Spacegroup.
Beatrice: "Well, one could get stepped on."
Beatrice: "If they were of meager posture."
Brer_Lapine: A dark limo comes rolling down the road. It has mysterious windows and it fish tails for a second before coming to a halt without hitting a single 8th grader.
Brer_Lapine: Then it deposits its two passengers, one is short and slightly batman'esque. One is large and does not resemble an 8th grader at all!
Brer_Lapine: For some reason this complete lack of vehicular manslaughter adds a strange quality to reality and for the first time in a couple of hours, HAL is once more a concrete part of reality.
Robert_W: "Okay, okay, next time I'll see if you can sit on the bus with us somehow."
Lydia: "Oh, you decided to exist again, huh? o.o "
Robert_W: .... "Who IS that kid? o.o"
Miranda glances over to HAL.
Brer_Lapine: "Am I really horrible?" HAL doesn't seem angry or upset but its monotone wasn't particularly happy sounding either.
Lydia waves to Alejandro once he gets out of the limo.
Alejandro_Roa: "Hh. Nue, I think our new driver lacks a certain something." Moving over to the others.
Aiden_Gray: Ah, it was that kid from the other day.
Brer_Lapine: "NUE THINK HE LACK KILLER INSTINCT."
Lydia: "Uhm, well. You took apart my mom's old betamax tapes, that was pretty horrible.
Brer_Lapine: "I suppose it was, acceptable then." HAL seems happier.
Aiden_Gray: ...oh, what was this?
Lydia: Now Lydia only has the original un-re-demastered Apus Engagement trilogy on VHS and Laserdisc.
Lita exhales loudly. Everyone else is bringing their monsters, so she reaches into her hoodie's front pouch and produces an eight-track tape that immediately dissolves in her hand, forming an enormous, roiling black cloud from which emerges a beast who's sheer ability to rock renders it beyond description.
Miranda: Hikari continues her oh-so-cheerful lecture on safety. "If a stranger offers you candy, always wait until someone else tries it before having any yourself. Don't mention any strange hallucinations you may have - Snakebutt " said in greeting " - unless you want to visit the school nurse..."
Robert_W: ... o..kay... this unusual exchange momentarily distracted Robert from placating his dangerous little hob friends. Probably should work on that in the future.
Brer_Lapine: The very sight of it causes Nue to shed a single tear. ',___'
Robert_W: How does a guy end up with something like Nue anyway? Is it a tiger? Or a monkey? And what's with that weird snake tail?
Alejandro_Roa: Alejandro remains calm at the sight of the Metal beast, in that vaguely caped crusaderish way. "Stiff upper lip, Nue." And joining his classmates!
Brer_Lapine: "NUE SETTING LIP."
Aiden_Gray: ...what is that. Aiden just...stares at it.
Aiden_Gray: The rocking monster, that is.
Aiden_Gray: "...Um. Lita...?"
Lita: "Aiden, meet Ormagoden, Cremator of the Sky, Guardian of Metal, Whose Voice Is The Roar of Ten Thousand Fans. Ormagoden, Cremator of the Sky, Guardian of Metal, Whose Voice Is The Roar of Ten Thousand Fans, meet Aiden"
Beatrice: "Forneus. Do it."
Brer_Lapine: "...Do what?"
Brer_Lapine: "Must I?"
Miranda blinks at Ormagoden. Okay, this was getting weird. She takes Loki back from Lydia and makes her way towards the entrance in a bit of a daze.
Aiden_Gray: "What's wrong, Miranda~?"
Brer_Lapine: Forneus rolled his majestic eyeballs and sighed. "Very well, Beatrice."
Lydia: "Its breathing sounds like mom's old 8-tracks o.o "
Beatrice: "I'm not about to lose face to a loud cloud of amplified music."
Lita: "Yeah, those are 18 inch sub-woofers tucked behind his wings," she says proudly.
Miranda shakes her head some, needing some distance from the crowd. "..." Too many monsters. And why weren't more people freaking out?
Robert_W: "Okay, so you've ALL got your own monsters? I somehow don't think I'm too surprised anymore. What, does everyone go to our school?"
Lita: "I think it's something in the water"
Aiden_Gray: "Cat got your tongue?"
Lydia: "HAL isn't a monster, he's a visitor. o.o "
Beatrice: "I believe there is something fundamentally wrong with God's design,"
Aiden_Gray: "...I didn't have one before yesterday..." Aiden murmurs quietly.
Beatrice: "But a tampered water supply may also suffice."
Miranda: Also ragnarok was way too close to armageddon which ormagoden was way too close to and letting Loki anywhere near him seemed a phenomenally bad idea.
Aiden_Gray: No, it would be a phenomenally *awesome* idea.
Alejandro_Roa: "Hh. Curious." Goetic demons, monsters embodying genres of music, temporal anomolies, fanservice Japanese spirits, Norse gods... It was the first time he hadn't been bored since his arrival.
Brer_Lapine: The skies darken to a slate color and began to boil with rage as Forneus disappears into the aether. The weather only grows worse into condition into a foreboding storm that could easily herald the end of the quiet valley region that Ascend was nestled in. From the dark skies a single ray of light speared to the ground.
Brer_Lapine: The chorus began slowly a chant in gothic latin and it grew in power as water geysered out of the ground from which Forneus swam from the very gates of hell in all his Rajiform glory!
Beatrice smiles smugly.
Lita: "Is this going to be an impromptu battle of the bands? Cause I'm pretty sure we could melt your faces off"
Robert_W: "Okay, that's pretty cool, I admit."
Aiden_Gray: Loki yawns, boredly. Always putting on a show, the Goetia.
Alejandro_Roa: "I don't believe that will be nessecary."
Aiden_Gray: ...Aiden, on the other hand, is kind of staring. What.
Brer_Lapine: "Oi, it's our turns then!' Bastard Pete waved his fist at Robert.
Beatrice: "So you say. But Hans taught me how to play hammered dulcimer."
Robert_W: "Sure is, Pete!'
Miranda: Hikari gives Aiden one of those sudden very soft hugs. There was altogether too much attention going to the rock demons and not nearly enough to her. Why did she even bother putting on this form anyway?..
Brer_Lapine: Pete whistled the united hobs all swarmed together out of every nook and cranny dressed in all sorts of terrible things and looking like a tiny blue wave. They all began to crowd together humming some strange Hobbish anthem while running into strange formations.
Brer_Lapine: Later from orbit, a spy satellite would capture a number of images visible from space of a giant blue extended middle finger and other vulgar symbols I simply refuse to write about.
Robert_W: Hob National Anthem.
Brer_Lapine: They'd been practicing, not a single song bird died from hearing it!
Aiden_Gray: ...Aiden is just walking towards the museum now.
Lita shrugs and follows Aiden, Ormagoden trailing behind her.
Beatrice crawls onto Forneus.
Alejandro_Roa: "We are going now, Nue." Alejandro follows the others.
Robert_W: "Not bad guys. That was better than the last time!"
Robert_W: "Don't you think that was p... hey, wait up!"
Brer_Lapine: The Cleft Valley Museum of Dakotan History was built on the cliffside of the mountain range, it held a very beautiful view of the sun dappled middle of ass end nowhere that most of you were born in. There is even a viewing deck to see the place where the mormon founder, Jeremiah Johnsire ascended into the heavens which was touted by the Ascend Clergical Society as the best damn miracle to ever happen in East Dakota.
Lita still thinks that time she actually managed to play a 15 minute drum solo without taking a break was better.
Brer_Lapine: Many academics theorized that if in fact Johnson did ascend into heaven then he was probably 'hanging out' and 'shooting the shit' right this very instant somewhere in the heavenly troposphere a layer of the atmosphere that was religiously charged with a small angelic particle.
Beatrice: How quaint.
Aiden_Gray: Miracles? Hahaha. Was that the best explanation they could come up with? Sweep everything under the veil of the holy and the pure?
Miranda holds Loki close, since he'll just get out of her backpack otherwise and in a museum with who knows how many weird things that's just not a good idea.
Brer_Lapine: The valley really held no comparison to the valley that Father kept his Indonesian tax retreat.
Robert_W: "Okay, this is kinda interesting... but can you throw rocks at stuff from here?"
Brer_Lapine: Mathematicians put the chances that Johnson had in fact been murdered rather than the other options at somewhere around 17.438888% which honestly was pretty good chances that he had in fact had some kind of genuine religious ascension.
Alejandro_Roa: There were a variety of scientific explanations for how they could have murdered him and made it appear to be a miracle. Or perhaps murdered him with a miracle.
Brer_Lapine: Nue was a firm believer that he missed his mother's cooking and just left the valley to visit his mom. Nue had gone on the Matron-Truther tour at least 4 time.
Aiden_Gray: Now, now, he can cause just as much or more trouble with Miranda holding him as he can loose.
Robert_W: Miracle, huh? "Maybe he just had... I dunno. A projector or something."
Beatrice: "How dull. I've seen better locations of purported divine ascenscion."
Brer_Lapine: Brown who was obviously a student even if he wore sunglasses at all hours was standing beside Miranda. "May we speak with you fellow student?"
Brer_Lapine: "As we are students and enjoy many similar activities that could be considered childish or full of fancy."
Miranda glances back to Brown, holding Loki close. "S-sure, I guess." Somehow people who would try such horrible lies didn't seem apt to be shamed anyway...
Brer_Lapine: "In a restricted area, away from children who will mock you if you reveal something that they find mockable."
Brer_Lapine: "Ms. Gray will cover for you as we are tight like that."
Brer_Lapine: The female transfer student waved once. "Yo my dawg."
Aiden_Gray: ... Aiden just stares. What.
Aiden_Gray: Loki snickers.
Robert_W: Does anyone SAY that anymore? Robert didn't think anyone did.
Miranda glances to the others briefly, before following after Brown. "..." They don't seem to realize they don't fit in very well. At all. Ever."
Beatrice: "Sir, you smell like fax machines and Agent Orange."
Brer_Lapine: "NUE IMPLICITLY TRUSTS THESE INDIVIDUALS."
Alejandro_Roa: "And that alone makes me suspicious. Good work, Nue."