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Save the Earth Mods ([personal profile] theearth) wrote in [community profile] saveyourbrain2013-05-01 07:40 pm
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TEST DRIVE MEME: Good weather?

I almost literally can't believe it isn't snowing right now just to piss me off.

How it Works
Due to the nature of Save the Earth, it's a more complicated process to play in than most other games. With this in mind, it can't hurt to experiment a little.

Post your character and in the comment share a few details regarding their reincarnation. Repeat if you have multiple ideas you want to try out, as many as you like. It's also suggested that you set a scene and there's a few prompts below to help there, but think outside the box if you like. Then tag around to other threads and help your fellow prospective players to test out their characters and the variations on them. Don't be afraid to presume a little CR to make a scene flow more freely, or to assume an Echo or two. If you have an app, complete or in progress, you might want to link it.

Current players may also use these meme to test out specific future Echoes, or as a general meme. Certain scenarios may even be transferred to game canon if both parties agree and it does not conflict with in game events.

Prompt 1: Location

The Park
The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip whatever go to the park.
Ice Cream Parlour
Don't lie, this is the first place you want to go the moment the sun even half appears.
The Pool
That, or here.
At Home
Because naturally when it's a nice day you want to cower inside.
Barbecue Party
Abandoning all paranoia, everyone has turned up at a barbecue. It's the wildest party imaginable.
Apparently Locke City has one. I bet it's nice.
Country Hike
All that nature out there can be visited too.
The Street
Oh man, this is the worst location prompt ever. I apologise.

Prompt 2: Event
Suddenly, Rain
And here's you in just a white shirt and short shorts.
A Public Echo
One of those places up there triggers an inexplicable Echo. Are you going to have to grab a hat to hide those new horns? Maybe it's even your first.
A Date
I hear nice weather gets people in the mood for romance. I'm against it, personally.
Here on Business
Mysterious goings on have been detected in the area and it's your job to check them out. Some suggested shenanigans could include plants that try to eat people, a red herring new statue or maybe this thing popping out from behind a bush to play a saxophone in an irritating manner. Go nuts.
Getting Used to a New Echo
Maybe this one is a pain in the butt, either if because it's noticeable or hard to control. Or maybe you just like to practice.
Everything is Normal
Things aren't bizarre 24/7, you know.
Alien Invasion
The Martians* are attacking! They want our brains/world/women/hot dogs. Take these freaks out... or cower in terror.

*Martians are not actual Save the Earth villains.
wombed: (Murdered the dance floor call the cops)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-01 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[In canon Jack here is literally Jack the Ripper and a 'Heroic Spirit' summoned to fight in a war over the Holy Grail. Her official class is Assassin and she's all sorts of scary powerful. And eats hearts.

Reincarnated she's an orphaned child forced out on the streets by her prostitute mother, who, with her first echo, has gotten back her silver-white hair and is currently rummaging around in a trash can that's a little too big for her.

Her weight on it, however slight, causes it to fall with a crash and after taking a moment to recover she crouches down over its spilled contents with a deeply concentrated expression.

There may or may not be a knife held tightly in her fist.

(spoiler: there is)
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[personal profile] visionarykitten 2013-05-02 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
((please forgive the lack of icons. I have not made them yet as he is a brand new muse ^^' ))

[The crash sends one of the other local dumpster-divers bolting across the alley, hissing and fluffing up angrily at being disturbed. He hadn't been in that trash can in particular, but the one right next to it, which also went rolling with the topple.

He's a pretty ordinary-looking alley cat: dirty white with patches of black here and there, bright green eyes, leggy and only half-grown, if that. In his own world and time, he's a wizard and a seer. Here, he only just understands the speech of humans and, if he's lucky, manage to speak a little of it... not particularly spectacular.]
wombed: just to make room in the world for how cute you are right now (I feel like I need to kill a puppy)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-02 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
((OOC: It's fine!))

[Jack straightened immediately, fingers clutching desperately to the knife in case she had to defend herself.

But no, it was only a cat. Jak sighed and stared at the cat a moment, before crouching down and holding out her hand

Won't hurt. C'mere kitty... [She sets the knife down in case it frightens the cat more. The idea of diseases doesn't even cross her mind.]
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[personal profile] visionarykitten 2013-05-02 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, he knows those words. A lot of the time they come with someone who does want to hurt him. The cat eyes her, ears half-back and eyes wide, and makes another attempt at actually talking.

It comes out half in "cat" and half understandable.]

Aurrouioh do I know h'rauiiaoua trust h'rrii?

[The Speech, the way a wizard in his world speaks to other species, is still coming in fits and starts to him... makes communication tricky, sometimes.]
wombed: The shot I handed him had tacks in it (I almost killed him.)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-02 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jack blinks, surprised and moves closer, forgetting the knife entirely]

You talk...? How can you talk? Are you magic? [She vaguely recalls talking animals in the picture books she'd been able to read in the library once.,/small>]
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[personal profile] visionarykitten 2013-05-02 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, leaving the knife behind is a plus, he supposes. At the approach, though, he sidles a couple steps back of his own.]

Rrrr. Dunno.

[That one came out muddled, but he thinks it gets the point across. He isn't really sure what magic is, after all, so how can he know if he is it? He does know he's different though.]
wombed: that drugs are going to kill you before I do. (You are so lucky)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-02 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[She pauses and rests her arms on top of her knees, peering at him curiously]

Don't know? Don't know.... [She trails off, disappointed]

Don't you have a home?
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[personal profile] visionarykitten 2013-05-03 01:23 am (UTC)(link)

[He flirts his tail aside, in the direction of the trash cans she just knocked over. Alley cat, and all. That's all he "says" about his own home, at least that's understandable.]

Haai'arraoudh. Do you?
wombed: just to make room in the world for how cute you are right now (I feel like I need to kill a puppy)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-04 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Oh... [She realizes that knocking the trash cans over disturbed him and she looks flustered and embarrassed] Sorry, sorry. Didn't mean to...

[At the question Jack nodded] Yes! [Then she hesitates] ...No? Don't know. Not for a bit.
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[personal profile] visionarykitten 2013-05-05 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
[ ... all right, she's winning him over. For an ehhif, she's pretty cute, and apologizing for knocking over the trash cans is very polite. Alley cat or not, he does value politeness.

So he steps a little closer, sniffing at her curiously, asking,]

Why not?

[That comes out entirely understandable. Probably because he kept it short.]
wombed: (Murdered the dance floor call the cops)

sorry for the delay! uwu/

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-06 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Mommy locked the door. [Jack shrugs and hugs her knees, watching him curiously]

Can't go back until she unlocks it again. So I'm here. I was just looking for food, but it's hard.
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no worries! I delayed plenty on my own tag XD

[personal profile] visionarykitten 2013-05-07 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
Locked it?

[Arhu sniffs, somewhere between derisive and confused. The Speech translates "mother" for him, but it doesn't make sense that a mother would do that sort of thing.]

Your dam locked it? Why?
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[personal profile] misgives 2013-05-02 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[ What on earth is a girl that little doing out on the streets like this? Ayden frowns. Normally he doesn't like approaching other homeless people, but she's just a little girl. And it looks like she almost crushed herself with that big trash can, and there can't be very much good in there to eat. Ayden still has half a burger he salvaged out of a dumpster behind a restaurant. It's wrapped in paper in the pocket of his coat.

He was planning on saving it for later, but...

He moves a little closer, crouching down so that he's eye-level with her. ]


That's not how you do it.


[ He sets the wrapped burger down on the ground and nudges it in her direction. ]
wombed: (Guess I've just seen a lot of penises)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-02 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[She's lost in her thoughts too much to notice Ayden when he first approaches her, but she jumps back, startled, the second he talks. Her grip tightens on the knife, holding it close to her like another child might a teddy bear or security blanket.

Her gaze then drops to the burger and she inches closer, her gaze darting between him and the burger like she's not sure which one she should be focusing on. But when her free hand grabs the burger she jumps back quickly, like she expects Ayden to suddenly lash out at her or change his mind.

...It smells good and she smiles a little at last

...Thank you. [a quiet mumble and she peeks shyly at him] I can have it? Really really?

[personal profile] misgives 2013-05-02 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, sure. I can get more.

[ He eyes that knife of hers, but he's actually sort of glad she has it. If she tries anything on him, well. He's had worse, and he's sure Dr. Strider would fix him back up again. And there are lots of things lurking in this back alley that should never come across a little girl all on her own. He hunkers down where he's crouching, just watching her for the moment, absently chewing on one nail. ]

What're you doing out here?
wombed: just to make room in the world for how cute you are right now (I feel like I need to kill a puppy)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-03 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
Lucky... [She pouts lightly and unwraps the burger, chewing on it slowly as she tries to think of how to respond[

Um, well... Uh... [Her eyes dart to him, then towards one of the alleys, then back down to the burger]

Mother's busy. Really busy. Locked the door. So I left. [Her voice is a bit muffled around the burger and she swallows. She wonders if he might be a cop--somehow, undercover, mom told her about things like that right? And she quickly adds as if reciting an old script] She's a good mother and works hard and sometimes gets tired and has to take a nap for a while.

[Jack pauses again and nervously takes another bite] Dunno when it'll be unlocked again...
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[personal profile] misgives 2013-05-03 12:17 am (UTC)(link)

Oh, that's what Father did. But I'm not allowed to go back anymore. Father's happier without me.

[ Ayden only shrugs at that, frowning a little at the thought of Father and the life he had to leave behind. It makes him shiver, as it always does, and he tries not to let himself think about it overly much. Surely Father is happy now with the lady he found. Ayden was probably always such a burden, no matter how hard he tried to please.

Vaguely, he wonders if the little girl's mother really plans on unlocking that door again. ] you wanna stay with me? I can show you the better food places. And safe places to sleep. It's not good out here for people like you.
wombed: The shot I handed him had tacks in it (I almost killed him.)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-03 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
[She knows her mother is probably happier too, but as she finishes the burger she takes a step back, shying away.]

You're a man... Men are bad. [Men meant mom would lock her out, men meant bruises and yelling. But this one did give her food, and he's spoken kindly to her.

Her knife gives her a sense of calm and she squeezes it again, taking a deep breath.
] You won't hurt me?

[personal profile] misgives 2013-05-03 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
...Father says I'm bad. I'm probably bad sometimes. [ Bad enough to not be wanted anywhere, not even by Father, no matter how hard he tries. ] But I don't hurt anybody.

[ Ayden mumbles this, looking a little uncomfortable. He pauses for a moment, then finally just lifts up his shirt so that Jack can see his scars. ]

If you don't hurt me, I'll keep you safe.

[ He eyes that knife, giving a shrug. She probably couldn't do too much damage to him with it, at least not by his standards of what real damage is, but he'd still rather not do any bleeding soon. ]
wombed: that drugs are going to kill you before I do. (You are so lucky)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-03 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
[The scars make her step forward, curious and intensely interested] Scars... Hurt? Do they hurt? [She reaches out as if about to start poking them, then quickly retreats again, thinking better of it.

She looks down at the knife and her slightly warped reflection in the blade.

...Until Mother unlocks the door again. Okay. [She holds out her hand in a grabbing motion so she can take his hand]

[personal profile] misgives 2013-05-03 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
Most of them don't hurt anymore.

[ Sometimes they still feel like they're burning, though. Just sometimes. He doesn't really mind the feeling anymore. When she retreats, he lets his shirt back down, then stares at her as she goes on to hold out her hand.

He looks down at his own hand, wondering what he should do.


But this is what you're supposed to do with a little kid, right? Hold her hand. So that they don't get lost and hurt in the big cold world. So he reaches out and... gently closes his hand around hers.


It's small and soft and he doesn't really know what to do with it except try not to hold it too hard. ]


What do you wanna do?
wombed: just to make room in the world for how cute you are right now (I feel like I need to kill a puppy)

[personal profile] wombed 2013-05-04 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
[She holds onto his hand and looks around, as if trying to decide] Me? What I want...

[Having seen him with his nail in his mouth earlier she mimics him, though her nails are too short so it's just the tip of her thumb. The knife is brought close to her face as a result, the flat side pressing against her cheek as she thinks]

...Park? There are slides. Went to the park once when it was raining and the tube was dry to sit in.

But I want to play on the slides... [She peeks shyly at him again, flustered and uncertain] Alright?