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Jade Harley ([personal profile] eclecticbassist) wrote2016-01-04 10:17 pm
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snowblind ; ic inbox!


 
"This is Jade-- leave a message!"

0thingsonmymind: (pic#9471494)

Late night 84; @totheark; text

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-02-09 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
thanky ou

*Its just as good without context, right? Clearly she should know why.*
0thingsonmymind: (Watching)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-02-10 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
ido not care a bout ro man ce

*Hm....he doesn't really want to say 'thank you' again...*





fornot tell ing ican
talk
0thingsonmymind: (Operator)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-02-10 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
*Making fun of him? He doesn't really get that concept. Probably for the best.*

no
itis true i cannot i shouldnot
talk


*Not talking because its against the rules still counts as can't, right?*
0thingsonmymind: (Dark)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-02-10 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
yes, thatis cor rect


no, theydo not


usu ally
maskintape: (you know so)

day 93; @TW; text

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-03-05 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Hey you know what all the medical drama is good for

Reminding Tim to stOP BEING A FUCKLORD
]

uh hey
thought you should know
admin delivered a month's worth of meds on request just for me
guess I'm its favorite
it'd be p touching if not for the whole kidnapping thing

p sure brian couldn't request them that way since it's not his prescription so
it's best if he keeps the ones he has
maskintape: (storms and clouds and stuff on it)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-03-06 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
uh you didn't mess anything up
ftr
damn people say *I* blame myself for stuff too much
they ain't seen nothing yet etc

tho uh asking after them didn't put too much strain on everything right
you two are still cool?
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

@totheark, text; Night 92

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-14 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
zell @zd and beckett @mnemosyne
said thatwhen
glit ches err ror
on net work

youwere there
grey
burn ing

?


*He's asking for an explination, but that might not be clear.*
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

that is fine :3

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-15 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
*He cants his head.*

con trol ing ?
how
?


why did
dark ?
0thingsonmymind: (Sitting)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-15 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
cor rup ted ?

*That sounds...maybe familiar.*

tellme a bout
horror terr ors
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-16 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
*Curiouser and curiouser.*

did oth er you have
face name ?
isstill there
?

what do
hor ror ter rors
look like
?
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-17 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
*It's either a great thing or a terrible thing that the Operator doesn't have tentacles like Slendy does.*

but itis
gone
?
0thingsonmymind: (Sitting)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-19 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
shewas
di re ct con trol ?


*He didn't know that was a thing. That's kind of terrifying. Indirect control or being corrupted is totally a different thing and not scary at all.*
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-03-19 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
idonot think i
under stand
maskintape: (that can tell us)

afternoon 104; @TW; text; ur welcome;

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
h
ell o

you know you do not Know you are unKNOWN
we do not know
hel.lo


[ hi jade welcome to bullshitland, population: u ]
maskintape: (right like really really big)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
not tim no name Other yes
it is you are friendoffriend
mansbestfriend?notdog hello
what was as ked of y o u
you are withhim have you Seen
i t


[ difficult to parse, u say

that's a good thing right
]
maskintape: (in like the 1800s or whatever)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
yes

[ hey you know that really unhelpful thing brian does where he gives one word answers and doesn't explain SHIT ]

It

[ ur welcom ]
maskintape: (right like really really big)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
???notanomaly
MⓍre
if youdo not Know It youhavenot SEEN It


[ So why the heckie is she following Brian

Stalking is supposed to be Team Faceless territory

DOES NOT COMPUTE???
]

ye t you follow watch See?what
maskintape: (global warming? please)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[ WOW THAT'S ALARMING ]

p a r a s i t e
???
maskintape: (in like the 1800s or whatever)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
friend

[ Drawbacks to sharing someone else's brain: you don't get to practice typing coherently very often. Perks of sharing someone else's brain: having a basic understanding of what friendship is. THANKS TIM.

Masky also knows such things can go VERY WRONG (tm), though. Time to investigate.
]

why?is it
whatdoyouwant
are y ou like
doctor? ?.


[ young lady what are your intentions with my son ]
maskintape: (right like really really big)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-08 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
go od

[ On all counts. It's not very nice seeing that Tim has been buddying up with Doc Greathair again, okay. But it makes sense that Brian's New Friend Jaderomy doesn't like him, since he's probably all up in her business trying to separate dog from notdog or something. That dick. ]

he it doesnot un de rs ta nd
only fix es
severs
cuts
cannot
therootsgrowdeep we are Here
maskintape: (so luckily for us there's this)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-09 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
??

[ How long is... a while... Tim throws "twenty years" around a lot, right? LET'S GO WITH THAT. ]

??twenty??years??
alongTIMe longer than friend shorter than It
often quiet Watching waiting d or mant
reaching
maskintape: her face is a butt tho unfortunately 8C (if you look at pictures of space)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-09 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
yes reaching for what

[ this fuCKING DOUCHE ]

itis?
????????
?
creates takes watches SEES knows
not ?monster
maskintape: (right like really really big)

video;

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-09 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)


[ It's scribbled over a page from a Dick and Jane book in black marker. THAT'S IT THAT'S THE MESSAGE ]
maskintape: (that can tell us)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-09 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Um, obviously it's Masky??? Why would anyone need to ask when this is a beautiful photorealistic drawing???????????????? Unless they haven't seen the cool masked individual in question, of course, which is about to change in Jade's case. Masky flips the tablet over before switching back to text so there's a decent view of Dat Mask.

And the sideburns seriously the mask continues to be the worst fucking disguise ever how did Jay not immediately know who was behind it like for reals
]

yesandyes
to show
ta ll
maskintape: (right like really really big)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-10 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
notname

ⓍperatⓍr
maskintape: (storms and clouds and stuff on it)

hello this is an action thread because I am too lazy for logging; dwi fucker; morning 111

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-28 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Tim wishes he could say this is the first time he's had to ask a friend if they've made death threats to Clayton. He really does. What the actual fuck has his life become.

Still, he's pretty sure this is a much trickier issue than it had been when talking to Brian about it. Mainly because Jade, you know. Actually gives a fuck. This is going to be awkward as hell.

At. At least she's mute? THAT MIGHT MAKE THINGS EASIER RIGHT HAHAHAHAAAA

He pootles around the hospital until he finds her. And because he's Tim, his expression and body language make it perfectly clear that he is Not Comfortable with the conversation that's about to ensue. Fidgeting and wincing, fuck yeah!!
]

Uh. Jade. Got a sec?
maskintape: (let me just redo some of this)

masochistic tendencies CLEARLY

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-28 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Fucking pissing shitdicks. Fuck. Fuckeroo. ]

Uh, so. So I was just - I got a message, and. I got it a - a few minutes ago, I mean, not just now. I replied to it. So.

[ WOW he wants a smoke right now. Tim's fingers twitch briefly as if flicking the ash from an imaginary cigarette before continuing his bullshit collection of aborted half-sentences that vaguely resemble his share of a conversation. ]

That is to say, uh. Yeah. How do I put this.

 

 

You're not actually planning to murder Clayton, right?

[ SOMEONE GIVE THIS MAN AN AWARD FOR TACT ]
maskintape: (hold on that's not right um)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-28 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Ah. Well.

Yeah okay no that's pretty much the only sensible reaction to being asked that, isn't it.
]

Yeah, I, uh - I told him that wasn't really your, uh. Your style. Made a joke about your bark being worse than your bite and everything. So.

 

 

 

Hey, so, uh. So - grats on being able to talk. Again.

[ YES GOOD THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH A VERY UPSET TEENAGE GIRL IS DEFINITELY TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT IMMEDIATELY

THEY'RE LIKE GOLDFISH RIGHT

THAT'S HOW THEIR BRAINS WORK???
]
maskintape: (we're gonna talk about aliens)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-29 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ Look ok he knows how to deal with giggles. Giggles are safe. Other people crying, on the other hand, is not. HE BARELY KNOWS HOW TO DEAL WITH HIS OWN SOBFESTS OKAY GEEZ ]

Uh, y'know. He didn't say much else. The guy's stressed out of his goddamn mind right now, you know? I mean, you've seen what this place does to people. He's been here from the start, so. Yeah.

[ Like Tim. And there aren't many left from that first batch, are there?

Not the most pleasant thought.
]

He thinks you think he's a monster. Like, that's - that's the level of fried-brain we're talking here.
maskintape: (so you got 20 times 30 minutes)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-04-29 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
Not trying to excuse it. Just - explain it, I guess. He's not a bad guy, he can just be kind of a dumbass.

[ To put it mildly. Really mildly. ]

I think it's like - he had everyone blow up at him over the stuff he was saying, yeah? And he's not used to that, so everything feels like an attack. Or a way bigger deal than it is. To the point that - where, uh, a teenage girl defending a friend is a potential threat. I guess.
maskintape: (get so big)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-01 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh - well.

[ Best to just. Casually shimmy past that whole MAKE SURE YOU TREAD CAREFULLY SO SHE DOESN'T GET PISSED AND HURT YOU thing. Since Tim's pretty sure that Clayton wouldn't think that if he were in his right mind, and it'll likely make Jade rage. Or cry. Or ragecry. ]

Well, y'know. The whole - the Brian thing. You can't really get into that whole - whole situation without mentioning me. Especially with, uh. With Clayton, since he's only involved because I asked him. Way back.

[ Which naturally means everything is All Tim's Fault™. OH THAT WACKY SELF-LOATHING FELLA. ]

I guess I should - okay, how much do you, uh. Know. About what happened to him. Us. Me and Brian and everybody.
maskintape: (we're gonna talk about aliens)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-02 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, well, he is a douche. But he's a... a good douche.

[ Wow, that sounds even weirder out loud than it did in Tim's head. SUPER. ]

And, uh, well. Well, then. I guess you know it was, uh. Me? Who asked Clayton to. Like, to save him. Brian. The first one.
maskintape: (huge massive objects in space)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-02 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. Didn't even expect him to show up here. Pretty dumb, since - [cough] - since pretty much all my other dead friends showed up at some p--

[ Time for one of his distressed coughing fits!! Not a super bad one, but enough to make him back off a little while he catches his breath. And think about how this is the worst idea oh god there's a reason all his friends are dead lOOK HE'S EVEN COUGHING IN JADE'S PRESENCE SHE'S GOING TO GET OPERATOR COOTIES ]
maskintape: (and it was invented by)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-02 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[ WHO SAYS BRIAN CAN EVEN SPREAD IT HUH

KNOW WHO ASSUMED THAT

ALEX KRALIE!!!!!! YEAH FUCKER O W N E D

Meaning he steps further back, motioning for her to not get too close, and finally straightens back up. See he's fine THERE'S NO BLOOD OR ANYTHING! FINE.
]

Ugh, sorry. Uh, like I was - I was saying, uh. My fault, not Clayton's, and he wasn't gonna - you know, get. Get rid of the Brian you know or anything. We wanted to maybe just. See if anything of the old Brian was left? Maybe bring it out. Make him like me.

You'd have liked him, for the record. Great guy.
maskintape: (because according to my calculations)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-05 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Whatever Jade's expecting as a response, it's. Probably not an apathetic shrug. ]

Don't care what happens to that thing as long as it gets the hell out of my head and leaves me the fuck alone. For all the shits I give it can skip into the sunset holding hands with Brian and - and fucking spooky tree man. As long as it does it away from me? I'm good.
maskintape: (okay so today)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-05 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Uh, wow, okay. That sure does sound like a whole load of horseshit straight from a terrible webcomic. Or the animes. Or a terrible webcomic that ends in the animes.

Meta!!

Not that Tim's thinking too hard about Captain Planet: Notdog Edition, because there's at least one major problem with this.
]

You know it's dangerous, right? It attacks people. Drags them off to god-knows-where. Beats the shit out of anybody it doesn't like.

[ Or. Just Alex. Who knows. ]

It's violent enough to have landed me in - in a goddamn hospital for half my life because people thought I was a psychopath, and you wanna put it in a robot? Maybe if it was a roomba.
maskintape: (willis drake)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-06 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
You think. That Brian. Could be a good influence.

[ Jade. Jade you sweet winter child. Jade. Jadey Jade Jade Jade.

No.

So very no.
]

The same Brian who got it to beat the hell out of Ale-- some guy. The same Brian who stalks and manipulates people. The same Brian who got my best friend killed, then decorated his corpse with friendly l-- [coughCOUGHCOUGH] - friendly little notes telling me it was my fault.

That Brian.
maskintape: (on the side that says rewi--)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-07 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, see, that would be a sound plan if I gave a shit about what is or isn't good for it. Or Brian, for - for that matter.

[ The last part sounds a little less convincing than he'd like, but he can deal. Tim rubs at his face in frustration before kinda. Half-shrugging, half-sagging. IT'S A VERY TIM GESTURE. ]

All hypothetical anyway, right. And depends on anyone ever getting out of here, or getting their spooky-ass powers back. So.
maskintape: (they all show jupiter as like)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-08 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Now who's making assumptions about how my fucked up brain works.

[ The Tim said "no Jade you are the meddlers." And then Jade was a Clayton.

Except no he's clearly not serious BUT STILL
]

How about we just - we agree on two things. First that I won't rule anything out for now, and secondly that your life is goofed up.

[ where's the lie ]
maskintape: (...yesterday?)

[personal profile] maskintape 2016-05-09 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, the - the day I try to say my life isn't goofed? That's when you know I've really gone nuts.

[ He offers a pretty rubbish smile. IT STILL COUNTS AS A SMILE THO SHUT UP??? ]
0thingsonmymind: (Watching)

Early Morning 118; @totheark; text/action

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-18 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
*If she's awake he'll head over to her before sending the message. If she's not he'll send it and wait around for her to respond. But he has a question.*

didyou
dr ea m?
0thingsonmymind: (Glitches)

i should not be tempted to give him a seizure so she can watch it spark

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-19 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
*The electrical signals in Brian's brain are...off. There's clearly damage there, some of it from multiple, severe seizures and some from...something else. If she'd have any idea what any of that'd look like.

He cants his head. Most people took awhile to wake up, didn't they? But she's usually not this out of it.*

areyou
o kay
?


*He'll get to his questions in a moment.*
0thingsonmymind: (Dark)

ehehe

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-19 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
yes, thatis what i
want ed
to ask
of
d r e a m s


*He watches her closely. She's acting kinda off and he doesn't know if that's something he needs to worry about or not.*
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-19 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
*Well, at least he doesn't worry her anymore but watching.
He nods*

ihad dreams, yes
they were




dif fer ent


oth ers had too
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-20 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
who did speak to ?
that was here be fore
0thingsonmymind: (Sitting)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-20 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
na no mach ine
greg house @hotstudd_xxx was ri gh t

did shesay what
do
?
0thingsonmymind: (pic#9471494)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-21 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
*Oh, food running out sounds bad. He's not sure about NIMA because he really doesn't want to die again. Or let her die again.*

didsay howto
es cap e ?
0thingsonmymind: (Operator)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-21 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
*That's not really surprising. None of the other people they talked to were that helpful.*

then wekeep
look ing


0thingsonmymind: (Sitting)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-21 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
isaw peo ple
here

no one not from
net work


*He's still pretty unclear on what he dreamed last night. What was real and what wasn't.*
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-05-21 02:59 pm (UTC)(link)
idid not dream
void

on ly pla ces peo ple
0thingsonmymind: (Sitting)

@totheark; text/action; Morning 142

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-05 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
*Lots of times Brian is out shortly after lockdown, checking to make sure there are no monsters or other dangers around whatever building they're in. But today he's been on his tablet instead, rather focused on whatever conversations he's having. After one ends he starts up a new one with Jade.*

weare go ing
east south
Edited 2016-08-05 15:10 (UTC)
0thingsonmymind: (pic#9471494)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-06 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
*He nods.*

yes
iwill watch him
i will
t r y
teach you hide sneak not be seen

if youcan then you can
watch
too
ifnot you should to
zell
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-07 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
itis
but iwill do it
keep oth ers a way


*He nods.*

in snow, yes
or rub ble
there areno
tress
but thereare still plac es to
hide
0thingsonmymind: (Dark)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-07 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
*Come on Jade, this is Brian, you should not be surprised.*

no, iam not
ido not know ifit is
safe
iwill not test


*Hopefully. They haven't found much in the way of buildings around here.*
0thingsonmymind: (Default)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-07 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
*He nods.*

yes
ido not want to get
close
itwould be bad tobe not iced
iwe just need tobe close e nough to
see follow
0thingsonmymind: (pic#9471494)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-10 11:51 pm (UTC)(link)
*What am kidding*

idid in life to o
jay and tim and
alex
most ly


*That's not weird or creepy or anything, right? He's sure everybody does it--or, well, tries since so many people here would be terrible.*
0thingsonmymind: (Dark)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-11 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
*He nods.*

alex was danger ous
al ways danger ous
on pur pose not acc i dent lost con trol

jay and tim some times
0thingsonmymind: (I have what you need)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-08-13 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
*Oh shit, he hasn't warned her about Alex???*

alex is bad
he star ted every thing
his fault
he iswas danger ous
do not trust donot help
need ed end


he washere but d i e d
iam not sureif he will
re turn
but if hedoes iwill be read y
0thingsonmymind: (Glowing)

@totheark, text; Morning 160; sorry for introspection spam ^^;

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-09-20 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
where ?

*He forgot about her. How could he have done that? She was Important. But the nagging feelings of everyone being fake, of him being all alone...he wasn't able to fight those, so he put the possible connections he'd had out of his mind. He'd forgotten, at least for awhile, that he had friends in this place.
Beckett's message had helped, but he hadn't cleared from the haze enough to fight it off until morning. It was still there, hiding amongst the static in his mind, but it was weak. And, if he remembered, he could fight it.

He's not sure he can remember if he's all alone, though. He doesn't think he wants to forget again.*
0thingsonmymind: (pic#9471494)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-09-21 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
iam






*He doesn't know. Its weird and he's not sure what the words for it would be...or how much the nagging feeling is still affecting him.*

iwill be
o kay


i willcome
back
0thingsonmymind: (Dark)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-09-21 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
ihave not

*Davesprite dissappeared at some point yesterday and then he thought the orange birdman had just been a trick of the town so he didn't bother to keep track of him.*

ican look for
when while i re turn
0thingsonmymind: (Dark)

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-09-21 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
iwill come to you
first


*He likes her better. Also he knows where she is, so that makes it a bit easier.*

then if he hasnot
wecan search
to geth er


*Or see his name on the obits, whatever works.*
mrcreamsicles: (050)

@featherydouche; video; day 160 night

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-22 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
[It's late, past lockdown, when Davesprite messages Jade. It's hard not to feel like crap for everything for a variety of reasons, but the one bugging him with her is that he just left. She had to have worried, and worried again once she saw the obituary. She lost him once, right? How was it to lose him again? In the moment, it was so easy to dismiss her as just a glitch in his brain, made up of conflicting thoughts about her and himself.]

[The message itself comes as video, because whether or not Brian's with her, it feels kinder to let her see proof that he's alive. Death has robbed him of words, though; the best he can offer in greeting is a soft caw.]
mrcreamsicles: (013)

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-22 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not even a sup. He gets that out of the way first by tapping his throat then cawing again. It's not the clearest way to communicate, but his options are limited.]

[As for where he is... He could show her the drawing he did of the frozen bird cube getting arrested by a police officer, but it feels more respectful in the moment to let the humor sit. Instead he pulls a set of handcuffs out of an unseen pocket and holds it up into view. It's about as clear in symbolism as he can get without floating off to show her the morgue or the cells.]

[He's alive, though—clearly—and there's no visible sign of harm on him. Mostly he looks tired.]
mrcreamsicles: (020)

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-23 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[He swaps over to text for just a moment:]

mbg., fdjdfgj khjds

[And then back to video. Police station, yes: he gives her a thumbs up with the handcuffs still in hand. Travelwise he already figured he'd have to go north, and while he's already wondering if Brian will be there, he still owes her for disappearing on her. Which would be a whole lot easier to address if he could just say something, and the corner of his mouth twitches on that thought.]

[It takes him a second's thought, then he sets the tablet down temporarily to fetch a couple things from his backpack and put the handcuffs away. A little more fiddling gets the tablet set up by propping it against some objects to better free up his hands. A huffed sigh—god, communicating this way is a pain in the ass and it's only the first night.]

[By now Jade's probably seen the stuffed dog he got; he found it in the house he arrived in and took it for something warm to curl his tail around before he found the curtain, then later took to using it for a pillow. Now he lifts it, points at it, then points to her. This is his Jade marker for the moment. Then he points to himself and moves the finger to the dog: he'll go to her. Next, he grabs up one of the rations he's still got in his pack and moves the dog over to it: 'go get food'. And last, he makes the most interrogative bird noise he can muster. Did she follow? Dear god, he hopes she followed.]
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-24 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Wait for him? That one... feels weird. He shrugs at her loosely; she might have had her own plans, and he doesn't want to impose on them too greatly. As much as he feels guilty for leaving, for dying, in the way that he did, he doesn't exactly feel positive on how he is as a person and friend to her. Even if she doesn't have the background with him from his timeline.]

[He reaches over, picks up his drawing pad, and pages through until he finds the right one to hold up. He's headed north regardless.]
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-24 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[You know who feels stupid now? He does. He slaps his palm against his face, and with his free hand gives her a thumbs up. He'll let her know. And save himself some paper in the future.]
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@featherydouche; late morning 162

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-27 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Today is utter ass on too many levels, and it's barely even started. More static means he can't travel safely, not being able to travel means Bucky might be pissed at him, the screaming and eyes are their own terrible mystery he never asked for, and Brian has told him Jade's sick. Sick how, he doesn't know, but that's why he's messaging her.]

[Namely, with a doodle (drawn on the tablet this time!) of her looking much like a stereotypical cartoon character, thermometer in her mouth and old-fashioned ice pack on her head. Next to it he adds an approximation of Brian with a word bubble, to convey he's the one who told him about it.]
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-28 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Well that sounds patently awful, but also not like any normal illness he's ever heard of. He finds the most generic background he can here in the aquarium gift shop and settles against it, then swaps to video. Not that he'd mind her knowing where he is, but he doesn't like Brian knowing where he is when.]

[He touches his fingers beside his ear, then an eye, because that part's easy to confirm. (And it's awful.) Then he mimes one of her ears with a hand at the top of his head. Does it have anything to do with being part Bec? Because that's the only guess he can come to, for as little as that informs how to fix it.]
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-09-30 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, great. For all he knows he's going to see Calsprite coming after him again, three years after he escaped all his awful, constant cackling and staring and literally everything about him. He squawks his disdain; he'd have a lot more to say about it if he could right now.]

[All this would be a lot easier if he had words.]

[After a moment he sighs, then caws more softly in what's meant to be sympathy, but who knows how a dumb bird sound comes off on its own. He tries to gesture question, hand held palm-up, curious—does she need anything?—but it's less direct than the ear for her first guardian status had been.]
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@Mnemosyne; voice; Night 163

[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-01 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's rather late at night, long past lockdown and a while after most sensible people would be asleep. Beckett would usually be asleep himself, in a total exhausted collapse kind of way. Instead he sounds alert, if hoarse and tired. A little cautious, too.]

Brian told me you were ill.
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-02 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
This morning, when all the other effects stopped?

[Keeping carefully neutral to begin with. It usually works better to let people get to the hard parts themselves.]
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-02 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I -

[That's a little faster to the hard part than he expected. What does he want? It's hard to put his questions to words that would not take him back to questions he has abandoned.]

I suppose I want to understand. What is it like, being in your position. Being... someone who effectively breeds worlds.
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-03 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Honestly, I'm not sure it can be made less vague.

[He used to be good at asking the right questions, wasn't he?

Damn.]


Let's try and start with the facts. How exactly did you come to be responsible for breeding the, what did you call it, Genesis Frog?
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-06 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Every player in your game. Which creates new universes.

[He remembers a great deal, though it's hard to bring it all up and line it neatly right now. The important details stick out.]

Does the player - choose their aspect? You mentioned choices, vital ones.
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-06 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
How very hero's journey. [Sorry Jade, this is not making him any less bitter about your supposed privileged position in the grand narrative.]

And choosing correctly is, supposedly, how you prove your readiness to wield the power?
Edited 2016-10-06 20:52 (UTC)
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-08 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay with dying?

[He's not surprised; he'd almost be surprised if that weren't the case, in the context of everything else she's telling him. But right now it hits a little too close to home.]

And when you make this Choice, which typically involves your death, are you usually aware that you will wake from it again with spectacular new power over all existence? Because that would rather weigh the scales, you understand.
Edited 2016-10-08 19:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-10 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[Inadvertently, almost in a slip, she gives him the key.

Beckett draws a faint but sharp breath. When he speaks again, it's with a fierce new focus. He has his fangs in the meat of the riddle now, and nothing will detach them if he can help it.]


What do you mean, Heroic or Just? Those forces must be more than "vaguely" sentient if they can make decisions based on such abstract concepts. What do you know about their nature? Do they govern the game in other ways?
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[personal profile] bookofnope 2016-10-13 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's an explosion of information. Force of nature. Reality's self-preservation. The Reckoning, again. Physical god...

He needs to parse it. He needs to calm down.]
So the title "god tier" is literal? What does this godhood imply? Are all who attain this level able to participate in the actual creation of new universes, as you are?

[It still sounds mad when he says it. In fact everything about it is mad in any circumstances.]
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@featherydouche; text; night 164, before the obituary/Bucky fiasco

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-03 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
hey
guess who got his words back
you feeling any better or are you still sick
for what its worth you arent the only one who had weird stuff happening to them so i think it had to be part of that static nonsense


[There is a pause between messages, then:]

also
sorry
for dying like that
and for leaving
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because

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-03 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
what
look no that wasnt your fault
dont blame yourself for me being an idiot jade that was entirely on me
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-03 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
jade im taking responsibility for the thing where i wandered off and got killed by bad weather because it was my fault
if i had stayed put i wouldnt have died
and im saying sorry because i want to say sorry
im not taking that back
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-03 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
it is my fault if im the dipshit who goes dying on people because of it
but fine
good
problem solved i guess
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audio + text;

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-03 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Funny, he's the one who's blaming himself all the time. He takes the subject change gladly.]

Yep, voice is fine. There wasn't anything wrong with my throat. More like... I could think words, but I couldn't get them out, like this big dumb roadblock in my mind.

[Then back to text.]

so where are you now
ill be up at the school in a day or so
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-03 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[That's a funny joke. This is Davesprite we're talking about.]

yeah the wall maps told me about that
and also houses map
so thats where im headed
btw i dont know if you know sora but hes traveling with me too since we both want to restock
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@featherydouche; text; day 167

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-18 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
hey
can we talk about stuff
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-18 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's been trying to think of how best to handle this since Brian first messaged him last night. Now that he's finally messaging her, he still feels adrift. It takes a moment for him to pick out what he wants to say.]

about what happened yesterday
and about brian again
which i know you probably dont want to get into but this is important
and i want to say before anything else that i fucked up in how i handled things
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-18 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yes and no.]

honestly i still am
but i shouldnt have said it the way i did
so
sorry
the thing about brian is that he messaged me last night with a warning
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-18 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
no look dont get upset
please dont get upset

it was some clips of those eyes from the static the other day
plus a picture of you and a disjointed bit of text that amounted to telling me not to hurt you again
then some numbers that decode out to say i am watching

and im not mad at you for being upset then because that was my fault
just i dont want him to
i dont know
but its unnerving as hell and i dont trust him
i thought you said he only pulls this on people who are dangerous
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-18 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
sociable isnt the word id use but i dont want to start another argument

[He ends up holding back a lot of what he'd say because of that.]

are you sure about this
talking to him

and should i ask about how you died or just put it down to norfinbury is terrible
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-18 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[He rubs his hand over his face.]

i really gotta admit i dont know why you trust him so much
or if he listens as much as you say he does
but i guess
if youre certain about this then go ahead and talk to him
just tell me what happens when you do
and can you keep me updated on where you guys are headed

at least the one sora and i saw wasnt that
god those things were bad enough in paradox space without having to die to some wintry apparition of one
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2016-10-19 05:29 pm (UTC)(link)
seriously will you tell me how the talk with him goes
i kinda want to know since it does concern my safety


[Confirmation would help more than a transparent dodge. Don't think he missed that.]

thats a good plan though
wasnt that how your house ran back on your island
im guessing if anyone can fix it its probably you
and even besides finding stuff you might be able to learn something useful
like maybe how power was routed
if thats a thing you could figure out
might point to other important places in town
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Nightish 187

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-11 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
*She's probably noticed that he's been slower at exploring since they got into the split tunnels. In general it seemed like a good idea to be more cautious in this area, but Brian has been lagging more than he needs to. Its been getting worse the last few days, since he's been eating even less in favor of letting her eat more. (He didn't used to eat as much as he did here, so, logically, it should have been fine. But he didn't think to factor MN poisoning into the equation.) Hopefully they'll be able to find somewhere to restock soon, but for now he was just going to have to deal with it.

He pauses once they reach the apartment they're going to spend the night in and, once he's sure they're alone, lets himself flop against the wall. That wasn't so odd lately, but the fact that he pulls his hood down and might be panting is.*
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-13 05:19 pm (UTC)(link)
...hot

*The process of getting that one word out sparks off a coughing fit, so it'll be a moment till he responds to the rest. At least he doesn't split up anything this time.*

Ieat e nough. Like be fore.
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-15 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
*And that is why he'll always give water to people who are ill or injured. He takes the water bottle and opens it but doesn't drink yet.*

Call?

*Who would she call...oh, probably a doctor. No. That wasn't needed.*

No. Itis oh kay. Ijust....
rest.


*He pulls his mask up enough to uncover his mouth so he can drink.*
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-17 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
*He shakes his head at the blanket and shrugs his own off his shoulders. Blankets were too hot for right now.*

We must. Iwill be a ble.

*He starts to take a drink but is stopped by another coughing fit. This one ends in his coughing up blood and mucus. The blood was fine, normal to him, but the mucus was weird. It threw him every time it happened, so he spends a few moments just staring at it.*
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-19 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
*He looks back towards her as she speaks.*

Slow...yes, iwe can
slow


*He ignores the handkerchief and the mess like he always does when he spits up blood and leans back against the wall. He fingers his mask but doesn't pull it back down over his mouth. He should...but the cold air felt good.*
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-20 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
*Oh. That's what that was for. He tenses up, but lets her clean his face off. There's dried mucus near his nose as well, as that's been running on and off lately. That mask really needs a wash.*

Why?
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2016-12-21 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
*Gross? He doesn't really get that concept anymore. But he can tell its something she's serious about so he won't push it now. That was too much trouble, anyway. No promises on later, though.

He lets her finish before replying.*

Thereare some place es with hot wat er. Some times.

*Normally that'd sound wonderful...but not so much right now.*
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@featherydouche; text; night 202

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2017-01-27 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
[It's after lockdown that Davesprite messages Jade, after the chaos appears to have calmed down. If she's made it inside safely, then surely it would be by now.]

hey
shit just went pretty haywire today so i want to make sure youre alright
our group is ok
we just couldnt hear for a while
but i dont trust that to be all that happened to people
did you get the whole deal with andromeda telling you to run and the weird lit up path
also here are some dog pictures


[There are a number of them attached. Some are of Dug from when he was traveling with him (including with the makeshift pink bra hat on and occasionally with Homura in the background), and the rest are of Clint's dog Lucky. Lucky particularly looks like he's been through some rough times before, but all the old injuries are long since healed.]
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2017-01-31 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
thats lucky
hes clints dog and he showed up after we got out of the maze
but moving on what the fuck
what happened
has he talked to a doctor because i dont know the first thing about fixing a dislocated jaw
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[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2017-02-07 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
what the hell is wrong with this place

[He has to take a moment just to shudder at the thought of it.]

guess thats why we were relatively ok
we stayed on the path
didnt even see anything weird
but ive been thinking for a while now that andromeda is pretty heavily involved in this
stuff relating back to her keeps popping up
people seeing her in dreams or hints about her history popping up
the weird eyes we all got that the admin couldnt see
now this
winter said shes likely at town hall if shes still around somewhere so i guess well see in the long run
just take care of yourselves in the meanwhile
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@featherydouche; text; night 206

[personal profile] mrcreamsicles 2017-02-07 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Getting locked outside is terrible. Worse, really, is telling people. There's so many friends who deserve a heads up, and it's hard to put to mind who all needs the warning best, but Jade is on the list from the start. Even if it brings up guilt for the first time he died—how he wandered off, thinking she wasn't real, and froze in the snow—it seems crueler to leave her to the surprise of the obituary. It takes a little to work up his nerve, still; his message to her comes after he's fired off a few to others, to put himself in whatever the right mindset is for something this morbid.]

this has got to be the shittiest heads up anyones ever received
so sorry in advance for what im about to say
but clint and i are locked out tonight
i dont know where you guys are around here but were somewhere east past that big scrap pile in the north
its just more scrap but a big stupid wall of it
so
you know
dont come out this way
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day 215; @zd; text

[personal profile] swatsflies 2017-03-05 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
Hey.
Brian hasn't been sending any messages.
Is his jaw okay? Did he get sick?
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; voice

[personal profile] swatsflies 2017-03-07 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Oh shit.

No no no no. He thought maybe the broken jaw was getting to him. Maybe he was too busy looking into something more in that building. Brian being dead again didn't cross his mind.

It's takes him sending more messages to Brian again, before he responds again. ]

How? How did it happen?
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[personal profile] swatsflies 2017-03-10 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Shit. [ He won't. He knows it's terrible to even see. He knows it haunts you for days and months after just watching it happen. ]

Sorry, Jade. Should have- I should have check on you earlier. [ He's struggling with keeping his emotions back. ] You. Where are you?
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[personal profile] swatsflies 2017-03-13 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
It's fine. I understand why you wouldn't have. I know what's it like to lose friends.

[ And it doesn't get any easier. He hasn't found any way to numb it out. ]

We're heading that way next.
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[personal profile] swatsflies 2017-03-16 04:23 am (UTC)(link)
We should be at the bus station at the gate tonight. Then we'll be down at the room where Winter contacted Bri- [ Whoops. ]
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[personal profile] swatsflies 2017-03-26 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
I know. [ He doesn't sound like he believes it though. ]

He'll... he has to come back. He has to find the ark, right? [ Just going to repeat that to himself to make sure he believes it. ] We'll be there soon. We'll see you soon.
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@totheark; text; Day 217

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2017-03-08 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
*There's a lot he wants to say to her, but for now its best to leave it simple.*

i'm back

*And apparently has picked up some extra typing skills.*
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also video, holy shit

[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2017-03-12 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
*He doesn't respond for a few hours, after taking some time to freak the fuck out and then get to somewhere to stay overnight, but when he does its in video. This is Jade, and Jade deserves to know what's going on.

His hood is still up (cause its cold) but his mask is off. He doesn't look so great under it. His face is rather gaunt and terribly pale (lack of proper nutrition or sunlight for years will do that). His hair is messy and clearly cut by himself with no style other than to keep it short. He has a similarly scruffy and patchy start of a beard that's only barely beyond its five-o'clock-shadow phase but already obviously uneven.
His eyes are rather hollow and haunted, but he smiles anyway. Its kind of awkward but its real, he's more relived than he thought he could be to learn she's alright.

His voice is still hoarse though. Getting your sanity back doesn't east years of speaking as little as possible.*

I'm--I'm different, but I'm alright. Back down in the entrance area, in the fire station. I'm coming right back.
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[personal profile] 0thingsonmymind 2017-03-25 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
*He smiles a bit.*

Yeah, I remember everything I remember normally. I'm just...I-I don't know. Kind of rebooted for a little bit.

*He's not really sure how to say what comes next. After a moment of trying to figure it out he just goes with it.*

I wanted--while I can, at least--I wanted to say thank you. For everything you've done and are doing to me. It means a lot, even normally. So, ah...thanks.

*Was that a good way to put it? Was it enough? Fuck, he doesn't know. Why is he nervous? This was just Jade. His friend. The person he owed so much to for willing to deal with him....maybe that was it.*