08 March 2013 @ 06:46 pm
video | (poorly) filtered away from bane  
[The video starts with a woman typing away on a laptop only pausing to check her phone before resuming her work. It almost looks like she has no idea that she's being recorded until she looks straight into the camera.]

Is there any way to pull a video off the community so you can share it elsewhere? I've been trying for hours, but I'm hardly an expert. [She pauses a second, as if realizing something, and then laughs.] I'm sorry. I shouldn't be asking for help without a proper introduction first. My name is Miranda Tate. It's nice to meet all of you.
07 March 2013 @ 11:22 am
[more accidental newspaper clippings]  
cut OOC for image )
22 February 2013 @ 11:21 am
Images )

[Miharu hesitates for a moment before taking the Driver.]

I can do this. I can finally be the Rider I should be.
10 February 2013 @ 07:55 pm
[At first the screen is dark, then you can hear some small scuffling sounds, followed by the some confused whimpers. A click then 11-12's face is illuminated and he looks frightened.]

05 November 2012 @ 08:10 pm
I'd just like to formally apologize to anyone I spoke to during that last virus.

...especially anyone I asked to marry me. [oh god.]

And just for the record, I am not that desperate to get married.
30 October 2012 @ 01:54 pm
[As the video turns on, Ariadne is seen sitting at one of her desks usually used for designing and work. Today however, the desk is completely covered in cut outs from bridal magazines. There are pictures of dresses, shoes, cakes, center pieces, and everything else you can imagine a bride-to-be looking at. Ariadne is hastily scribbling away at a pad of paper, not the least bit concerned by the camera recording her.

Eventually she seems to finish her thought and looks up at the camera. She smiles, though there's something unnerving about it.]

Hello everyone! Sorry about the wait. I've just been very busy. There were so many names to go through. But I've got it all set now and I'm ready to get started. I mean, one of you has to agree eventually.

[She pauses, and looks thoughtful for a moment.]

Do you think it's too much to design a chapel for your wedding?
24 September 2012 @ 06:30 pm
I think I lost my invite to the Inception reunion, aka The Dark Knight Rises. I mean, seriously, I could have been Catwoman!

I hope you guys didn't have too much fun without me. Say you didn't. I'll feel better.
19 August 2012 @ 07:56 pm
[The video starts in Morpheus’s dream agency, Ariadne, Arthur, Eames and Elektra just finished training and they are still in costume. Arthur is wearing a mostly black tuxedo with red accents and red gloves. Arthur turns to the camera.]

It has come to our attention that a lot of the new sailor senshi appearing all around the universe have very little training if any at all. We want to offer our service to those who still need to learn how to use and develop their abilities.

[The camera turns to focus on Ariadne. She is wearing a typical senshi uniform in red and gold colors.]

I’ll be helping out those soldiers whose powers focus on defense and healing. Even if your powers are more for the offense, I can help build some more defensive tactics with you. It always helps to have something.

[Now a focus on Eames. Eames wears a similar tuxedo to Arthur's, except that his accents and gloves are blue.]

Ladies, gentlemen, those of indeterminate gender: when a large, deadly someone is out to kill you or maim you in awful ways, you could stand and fight...but sometimes it's better to disguise yourself so well they don't even realize you're there. For disguise-related skills and spells, I can help you become a human chameleon.

[And a focus on Elektra. She is in a customized black and red senshi outfit. Don't worry though; she still has to wear the mini skirt. She looks less than impressed at Eames bit.]

Or if you plan on actually defeating whoever is trying to suck the life out of your planet and its people this week, I'll be teaching you how to successively do that. Just because we can't dress practically while fighting whatever "great evil" [Yes, she's air quoting.] is around, doesn't mean we can't fight practically.

[And finally back to Arthur.]
And finally I can train those with powers of illusion over environments. Strategy will also be discussed.

[Suddenly Eames leans in, grinning.] And really, where else can you find a place to kick some arse and look so good?

[Arthur frowns slightly and cuts the feed.]

[ooc: red is arthur, purple is ariadne, blue is eames, and green is elektra.]
03 August 2012 @ 02:07 pm
[There is an endless stretch of beach with an ocean that seems to go on forever. Ariadne is kneeling in the sand, arms and legs coated with the wet mud. All of her attention is directed at the building she is modeling from the sand. She doesn't even noticed being filmed as she carves out all of the intricate details that a real building might have. All the while there seems to be an unending sense of peace and tranquility, both in the area, and in Ariadne herself.

She smiles as she makes one final change to the design. Then she sits back and admires her work. As she does, a rumble echoes behind her, though not in a threatening manner. Ariadne does not react at all. Behind her, a mile or so down the shoreline, a live-scale building identical to the sand model that Ariadne had built grows out of the ground until it is complete.

Finally, Ariadne turns and admires the larger building. She smiles.]

05 July 2012 @ 11:15 pm
Since this community is used to dealing with...odd relationship questions I thought I would ask one.

We all know that the community has a habit of cutting people off after a while. Sometimes they return with their memories and other times they return with a completely different set of memories. Sometimes they don't return at all.

My question is, if you were cut off from a person you really, truly cared about how can you find the strength to move on? Or should you even move on at all? Should you keep hoping that maybe someday they'll come back and you can just pick up where you left off?

Isn't thinking like that unrealistic? I'd like to believe it could happen, but I don't know if I can.

[ooc: please assume all tags are anon!]
26 May 2012 @ 02:03 pm
[The video clicks on to an empty kitchen. After a moment the sound of someone clearing their throat can be heard, and then Ariadne’s voice.]

There has been some...minor chaos in our house today. I can only guess it’s thanks to another virus. I’m afraid I haven’t had much time to check the community posts...

[There’s a shifting sound and then clothes resembling something Ariadne’s might wear, appear to be floating in front of the camera.]

To start with. I’m invisible. And then Arthur...

[She’s cut off as Eames walks into the background, looking rather pleased with himself. He’s got a pan in one hand, an egg in the other.]

Eames, what are you doing?

Have a look at this.

[Eames takes the pan flat on his palm and cracks the egg into the pan. He concentrates on the pan and suddenly a flame envelopes his entire arm, heating up the pan and cooking the egg. Unfortunately, some of the fire catches on to a nearby dish towel.]

Hey, watch out! [Ariadne's shape is up and hurrying towards the burning towel. But wouldn't you know her luck? There is a GIANT HOLE in the middle of the kitchen floor now. Unaware, she steps right into it and falls. Seeing as she has thoroughly lost her concentration, she is visible once more.

Out of nowhere two comically long arms stretch out and catch the invisible Ariadne and pull her back on to solid floor. Ariadne sits on the floor, trying to catch her breath. Meanwhile Eames has managed to put out the small fire, and Arthur and Elektra walk into view. Arthur's arms are now retracting into their normal length.

Elektra hurries over to Ariadne, looking rather apologetic.]

I'm so sorry, Ariadne. I didn't know it would happen in the kitchen.

It's okay. I'm alright. Thanks, Arthur.

Of course. Now, what do we say we all take a break with these powers. We don't want any more accidents.

[Ariadne glances back at the camera and realizes she left it on. She hurries to her feet, with some help from Elektra and moves back to the computer.]

Like I said: chaos.

[And she turns off the camera.]

[ooc: red=ariadne, green=eames, purple=elektra, blue=arthur]
07 May 2012 @ 08:11 pm
Has anyone heard from Arthur at all? I got a postcard, but he didn't write anything...

On a related note: How long should you give someone space before you go looking for them to drag them back home?
23 April 2012 @ 07:09 pm
[The video turns on, showing an empty desk chair.]

[A small, off screen voice can be heard.] Got it! [After that, a ten-year-old girl crawls up on to the chair and sits down very neatly. She looks up at the camera with a serious look.]

Hello. If anyone can see or hear this, I've been kidnapped. I heard strange voices outside of this room, so I haven't tried leaving it yet. There's no phone in here, so I can't call the police. If someone could please call them for me, it would help a lot. My name is Ariadne Williams. My parents are definitely looking for me by now.

[Now that she's gotten all of that out, she looks a bit nervous.]

Please help?
18 March 2012 @ 04:06 pm
[As the video first turns on all you can see is a bed with a very large lump of blankets and pillows at the center. After a moment a grumble emerges from the lump and the blankets begin to shift. Veeeeeery carefully Ariadne's face peeks out of the tangled mess. She has dark circles under her eyes and her hair is all knotted and frizzy. Immediately she groans and clamps her eyes shut tight.]

Too bright...

[Her hand snatches at the blankets and covers her face once more. Another groan and she peeks out again.]

It's recording me, isn't it?

[Ariadne had a bit too much St. Patrick's Day fun yesterday, and yes, she is under the influence of the virus.]
01 March 2012 @ 11:08 pm
Has anyone seen or talked to Merlin lately?

I haven't heard from him since Valentine's Day. I tried to go see him, but my worldhopping device didn't work. It can get me anywhere else, but not to him.

...do you think the community has cut him off?

[Ariadne is purposely avoiding video because she is FREAKING OUT. Even if her words don't show it.]
20 November 2011 @ 07:31 pm
[video; locked to Ariadne]  
[Merlin looks kind of smug. His surroundings is not the familiar Camelot or medieval backdrop. He's actually in a 21st century looking apartment, sans Ariadne since he waited until she had stepped out for the day. There's a roast chicken dinner waiting on the table with all sorts of garnishing, side dishes, vegetables, potatoes. A practical fest for two people. With candles.]

Hope she likes it.
12 September 2011 @ 04:52 pm
[locked from Camelot folks; hackable to Merlin though.]  
I have a favor to ask. Does anyone have a method of worldhopping that isn't an innate ability? A charm or machine of some kind? I'm looking to get one for myself if it's possible. I need something that would get me out of a world instantly if danger ever popped up. I'm willing repay whoever can help me.

Thanks in advance.
29 June 2011 @ 11:06 pm
So...does anyone here happen to own a beach?

Jane has this idea that a big party might throw off the virus cycle so we're trying to see if she's right. The only thing is we don't really have the place for it. Anyone willing to share a bit of property for the experiment? I mean, who can turn down a beach party for science?
15 June 2011 @ 01:44 pm
Well, since Arthur's already given you most of the story I thought I should fill you in on the rest. I work with Arthur and Eames inside of people's dreams. I design and build the dreams we work in; bending the reality of the dream to whatever I want or need it to be.
20 May 2011 @ 11:22 pm
[video][backdated to friday morning Paris time]  
[Ariadne looks pretty dolled up tonight! Her hair has been curled, her make-up is perfect and she's wearing lovely dress. Perched precariously on the top of her head is a black graduation cap. In the background you can see her graduation gown hanging by her bedroom door.]

Well, wish me luck everyone. Today I'll be an official college graduate. I can't believe it's already time.