12 September 2013 @ 01:18 am
[Seth has gotten about two hours of sleep in as many days, and he's getting super bored of laying face-down in bed trying to pass out. Also maybe slightly delirious from sleep deprivation but those are just details.

So instead he has settled for dragging everyone who looks at the Network down with him. He's sitting up when he starts the video, his hair is sticking out in all sorts of crazy directions and the fact that he's shooting from the shoulders up makes it obvious that he's bare-chested. Look, it's not his fault Werewolves are naturally allergic to shirts, okay?]

Does this spaceship ever land on planets? If it lands on a planet and there's nobody there, do we get to name it? I'd like to know where to formally submit my suggestions, because I'm thinking Sethtopia.

[For someone who is dead tired, he sure is disgustingly chipper. In fact, he practically bounces in place when he remembers to ask:]

Hey, are there any aliens here?
09 September 2013 @ 11:02 am
[For those of you who knew him...

That's what Simon types first. But he decides to reword it, because plenty of people probably knew Nathan, for better or worse - mostly worse. Because Nathan. But that doesn't mean he didn't have other friends.

For those of you who might be concerned, Nathan Young is no longer on the ship.

I know he had a habit of practical jokes. But this isn't one.

[He feels like he should say more, but nothing comes.]
15 August 2013 @ 01:23 pm
[ sherlock's in space. he's more or less come to terms with that, because the facts don't lie, and the facts say space - or at least a working model. he could ask targeted questions about the informational posts and the major players. he probably should, though he's fairly sure he won't get much more than what he's already gotten by reading other people's conversations.

the priority, currently, is the ridiculous reactions people keep having to his name. ]

2 Qs. 1: Have U heard of SHERLOCK HOLMES. If Y, which 1.

[ he's aware of a few. the question is admittedly petty and self-indulgent (and possibly stupid), but it beats working blind. ]


[ unrelated to the first question, obviously. that's it for a few seconds, then: ]

Also ROPE. 200lbs/SWL 10, 5 @ push.
12 August 2013 @ 11:26 pm
Is anybody here a fan of Poe? I got this in my locker last jump:

[There's the sound of a paper rustling. Firo clears his throat.]

"Thy soul shall find itself alone
‘Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy..."

[He continues to read, impatiently speeding up at the end so the lines of the last stanza run together.]

To be honest, I never really got the end back when my friend used to read it. But it’s creepy, isn’t it? Really suits this place.

What I'm wonderin' about is if it's supposed to be some sortta threat or message. 'Cause just comin' out and sayin' it would be too easy, right?
12 August 2013 @ 01:41 pm
[The video clicks on to reveal Poppy, though those of you who have met her before might notice that she's looking considerably different. Not just her hair, but her features as well, have suffered subtle changes, enough to make you question her identity, but maybe not completely disbelieve that Super Belle and Poppy Chadwick might be the same person.]

Right. There we go.

Hello, all. You may know me as Poppy Chadwick.

[Deep breath.]

Those of you who remember my last post... I'm afraid there was a very intention behind my questions. I am considered a superhero in my home world: Super Belle. I don't suppose anyone is familiar with that name.

[anyway-] My real identity is - was a secret, and I'm sure you'll understand why this is a bit difficult for me, but - my time here has led me to believe this is for the best. I've recently joined the security team as Super Belle, so if there's anything you require, I'd be happy to offer my help.

[Pause. This feels awkward, but she got through it. Good for her!]

... I suppose that's it for me. Thank you for listening.
[The second level of the Gardens is in the background and Netherlands? Might as well be the personification of so done with this shit instead, right now, and when he speaks his voice is tight, not tired.]

There's another goddamned dinosaur here.

[His lips thin, and the next part of the rant is way off-script but like he cares. So done.]

The Gardens aren't the ship's fucking playground. They grow food. Make oxygen. Filter the water. Air, and shit. It does not have to house all of your goddamned pets, or be your living room, or test area, or vacation, or - whatever the hell you think it is. It's a pain in the ass to take care of. Without half of you treating it like it's your right to take advantage of and then leave for the department to clean up. The department isn't big. There's four levels and kilometers of produce to take care of. We'd be too fucking overworked even if you assholes didn't tear up the place whenever you fucking felt like it.

[HUFF. He scowls and crosses his arms, and yeah, he's going to keep right on with the telling the entire ship how he really feels, in vividly pissy detail.]

Stop treating the gardens like they're yours. Because you all suck at owning shit. [Well - a flicker, unsure.] Most of you, I mean.

[Yep and then he's back to business.]

If it doesn't stop, I'm finding a way to lock out anyone who isn't in the department.
30 May 2013 @ 07:16 pm
If you were a superhero, what would you want your power be? And would you tell anyone about it?

I used to read a lot of comic books.

[And by 'used to' he really means right before he came here.]

I guess I've just always liked superheroes. They have powers, gifts, things that make them special. But there's always pain too. They lose people that they love, or they have to hide their true identity. Their lives are never perfect.

Maybe I should've started by asking if you would WANT to be a superhero.
02 May 2013 @ 04:51 pm
[ it's time for a musical interlude on the network. for a second, it probably sounds like it caught a radio signal mid-song. hal's accent slips through once or twice, but for the most part it’s an uncanny mimicry of the 1950's original. ]

-back to Constantinople, no you can't go back to Constantinople; now it's Istanbul not Constantinople.

[ he stops abruptly, segues smoothly into speaking. there's no video, but it's easy to hear the grin in his voice. ]

Good evening, Tranquility. I'd like to personally thank you for last week's entertainment, and offer my sincere congratulations on your deft handling of the pirate incursion. I'm sure we can all sleep soundly knowing what we're capable of when we put our minds together. Or our teeth. Or claws, or guns; a fair few swords, if I'm not mistaken.

[ it’s said with an edge that keeps it from being genuine. which it isn't, obviously. it's a thinly guised mockery of the disorder and violence, but the amusement and thanks seem true enough. he picks up the lyrics again a beat later, and he only cuts the feed as an afterthought; he doesn't particularly care if people can hear him. ]

Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks'-
01 May 2013 @ 08:22 pm
[...there's a second of white noise, because-- well, this is weird. It's like online chatrooms, which Mitchell has never been keen on, to say the least. One on one communication hasn't been so bad--better, actually, considering he's been mostly holed up in his room, avoiding human/werewolf contact. But, right--necessity--]

If people are going t' go through those tubes and get onto that other ship, do their phones keep on working? These devices, I mean. Do they go that far? If they do, and if this can be heard over there, I'm making a request. Space pirates had to have cigarettes on them, yeah, and I'm in need of cigarettes. Sanctioned looting can include a bit of personal stuff, yeah-- and it's sort of a, a desperate need. Please and thanks in advance.

[Like very desperate. Like the more he talks about it, the more strained his voice goes. Vampires with nicotine addictions, it's a hard life. A pause, then, he might finish there--but instead he sucks in a breath. Right. Normal.]

Actually, there's a lot of questions on how things work around here, and not all of it is out of our control. Like--so there's a cast of, what, a hundred plus of us, and we have t' trade for things that we need, if someone else has got them. But if you don't have anything t' trade, is it just-- begging for it? Hoping for a bit of Christian charity? Every man for himself? Not that I'd be much surprised by that one, given the... [Maybe it's better not to finish that one, in light of recent events, but given his low faith in humanity, and given his own recent exploints, none this is really all that surprising. So, wry once more:] ...given the situation.

[An awkward pause.]

Anyways. Thanks again.
10 April 2013 @ 09:56 am
[Simon's not exactly used to filming himself, but the video is still perfectly centered when he begins. He sits down, briefly returning to that old habit of making sure that his bangs are swept perfectly to one side before he starts to speak.]

[His orange jumpsuit hangs in the background. He’s wearing the generic ship one because it's cool. ...If you're Simon, it's cool.]

I've been aboard this spaceship for two days now. So far I've heard a lot of what to do and what not to do. But can anyone tell me why I was chosen?

[Simon glances about nervously, but his eyes are glossy with excitement when he looks back.]

I'd also like to know if there are any extraterrestrials on board. Like in Star Voyage 13.

[Yeah, he has the box set of 1 through 12 too.]

I-I mean you no harm, I've just always wanted to meet one.