http://flares.livejournal.com/ ([identity profile] flares.livejournal.com) wrote in [community profile] ataraxion2011-12-08 01:09 am

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[ The video feed clicks on to reveal Robert Capa — a man in his mid-thirties with shaggy hair (still damp from the tube where he awoke) and a five o'clock shadow and narrow shoulders covered by the ship's uniform he found in the locker marked with his identifying number. His eyes, bright blue, are particularly striking in that they are wholly calm, despite the latest series of events. The rest of his face is calm as well, the muscles of which never really rearrange themselves much to convey this emotion or that. When he speaks his voice is measured and even, though there is a certain start-stop to the cadence.

His words are prefaced with an inhale. It seems to steady him.
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I guess I should start with the obvious question. We can figure out where to go from there, depending how the answers trend. [ Capa rubs his chin; the scrape of his stubble is audible. ] Is anyone here part of the ship's natural crew?

[ He pauses, letting that inquiry and whatever implications it may carry set in. There's a vague flicker of emotion, maybe worry, in the set of his mouth but it's as understated as the rest of him. ] And maybe, more importantly: can anyone recall how they got here?
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
If there's any original crew, I've yet to find them. It figures.

[She mutters that last part with a bit of disdain.]

And I don't recall anything.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
I... [She squints.] Not like that.

[Because lying is the way to go.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 07:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh good. This will go along just swell, then.]

Yeah, well... having a tube crammed down my throat, or how I even got there in the first place? Not something I think I would want to remember.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 01:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Does it matter why we're here? I might think that getting out would be more important.

Of course, being jettisoned out into space is looking like the only immediate alternative, so I guess that last one's out.

[She can't explain it, but she doesn't want to know why she is here. Dragged onto a space ship for no rhyme or reason? No big deal.]
circumitus: I have big plans. I'm learning spanish this month. (i need an office)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
What if there is no "back" or "out"?

[She doesn't sound worried or scared by this prospect. It's just a matter of curiosity, as any other.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Then I guess that is what I'll do -- explore the eventuality. Make use of my time while I am here.

[Which means more snooping around is to be had.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Figure out what to do while I am in this place. If I am going to be in this place for long, I should get to know what it wants.

[Find a goal, or a mission. Something about needing a mission. Not having one makes her feel purposeless -- lost. It's distressing.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-08 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
No. Do you?

[She could be...! But doubtful.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-09 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
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So this isn't too out there for you, then?
circumitus: I have big plans. I'm learning spanish this month. (i need an office)

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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-09 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. Still, you seem pretty calm about it.

[Not that she's been panicking, whether if this was supposed to be weird or not.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2011-12-09 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Sounds pretty reasonable to me.