10 October 2012 @ 06:11 pm
06 | video  
[It is time for one of those videos you know cannot be an accident. The community is stalking an innocent scene in the Bennett household. Rita is in a short, pale dress with light blue and yellow patterns at the stove. She's reading a pamphlet on hotel management as soft music plays in the background. She sways to it absently as she reads and stirs chocolate pudding that is cooking on the stove.

It's right about now you can wish this was your mother community members.

Some of it gets on the stove so she samples it, keeps stirring away until it's done, and pours it into a bowl. She goes to add another kind of pudding into the chocolate just as a
man walks in. Rita lights up at the sight of him. Those who know her can guess this would be the boyfriend off her reaction alone.]

Hey, you. [He smiles at Rita and heads on over to join her in the kitchen.] Hey, yourself. [Rita continues what she is doing with a coy smile. The man laughs.]

This music again, chocolate pudding again... [He quirks an eyebrow, clearly trying to tease her, but Rita looks up at him. She is alarmed by what he's said.]

Oh shit. [He meets her gaze cautiously.] What? [Rita continues:] I've done this before. [The man straightens up expecting something big. Rita does not fail to deliver.]

I'm pregnant. [The video cuts on his stunned face.]

26 June 2012 @ 11:01 pm
05 | voice  
It's strange, isn't it? Things turned around at home but here... [Rita trails off a moment.] Is anyone here from wherever Selina Kyle lived? Has she had a funeral? I keep feeling like we should do something about that.
23 May 2012 @ 05:30 pm
04 | video  
[It should be obvious right away this is one of those 'the community is stalking me' videos. It starts off with Rita coming home. She calls for her children and gets nothing. She seems disappointed for a moment before starting to put away her things and unbutton her work uniform. She playfully calls out to them again:]

Hello? [An older woman chimes in coldly:] They're in bed. [Color Rita confused, but still cheerful.] Why so early?

Cody is being punished for sneaking away to make a phone call without permission. Astor joined him in a misguided show of support.

Well who was Cody calling? Dexter. The boy was trying to invite him to his school. Can you imagine? [Rita only looks more frustrated as the woman drones on, rubbing her forehead, exhaling before going to sit down.]

Mom, we need to have a talk. [That's right the cold, angry older woman is her mother.] I made a phone call of my own today. I spoke with Aunt Cecila. She told me the school district fired you over a year ago.

[Instant reaction from Mom. She stops what she was doing and looks incredibly annoyed. Rita is clearly feeling the same the longer her mother goes on.] We had philosophical differences. The educational system is falling apart. School should be life itself not a preparation for living. Do you know they give trophy to every child now whether they win or lose?

[Rita finally speaks up in her gentle way despite her obviously thinning patience.] You know I finally get it. It took me a few decades, but it's not just me. Nobody can deal with you. You don't leave room for anyone else to exist.

It's not my fault so many people are willing to settle for mediocrity! Just look at you! [Rita exhales in frustration and looks down at the ground.]

First Paul and then Dexter. Rita, you lack even common sense. And now you're passing on that torch of ordinary down to your children.

[Rita looks up at her. Her voice is hard when she speaks or at least as much as someone like Rita can manage.] Shut the fuck up. Nobody talks that way about my kids that way. [Her mother looks pleased, proud even.] That a girl. That's what I've been waiting to see.

[Rita gets up and laughs because wow. That's crazy.]
You know what? I'm done with you.

No you're not, but you go. You give me hell!
[Her mother sounds like she's waiting for it with swelling pride. Did I mention she was crazy?]

No. No I won't do that. I won't let me turn me into... you. Rita.... Here's what's going to happen. First thing in the morning you're going to pack up and go home. You'll visit us for birthdays and holidays, but you're not going to live with us anymore. [Rita stops there and stares her down. Her mother flounders.] Well... if that's what I have to sacrifice to get you on your feet.

[Rita nods and leaves her mother to her delusions. She's got kids to take off punishment.]

[ooc; Dexter canon move to 2x7. Italics is her mother.]

19 April 2012 @ 06:13 pm
03 | voice | locked from Astor  
[Silence and then a question. Rita sounds tired, frustrated, and maybe just a little hurt.] Do you ever think that maybe what they say about history is true? Even when everything seemed so different?

[It almost seems like she's done when she adds on without thinking.] I'm starting to think I'm the only one who learned anything from it.
21 March 2012 @ 07:14 pm
02 | voice  
[There's the definite sound of scrubbing in the background. Rita sounds distracted, stressed, and is trying really hard to be cheerful despite it.]

I don't know how many adults are here, but do you ever get a little... nervous when your parent or parents comes to visit? If you do, I could use some tips. I don't think cleaning will be enough this time.

[locked from Astor]

Does this work? Dexter was sure it would... well I guess I have to chance it. [A beat.] I know Astor has been here a while. She's my daughter and... I want to know who's spoken with her. So if you have can you please speak up?

I just had a few questions for you if that's... Please answer?
17 February 2012 @ 05:13 pm
01 | voice  

[At first you hear the sounds typical of the home. There's pots clinking together, cartoons, and children. Out of all this a female voice raises above the rest that maysound familiar to the people of the community. If not, well enjoy the sound of a frazzled single mother talking to her children.]

Cody, turn the TV off. It's time for dinner. [The sound of footsteps and a weary sigh.] Astor, it's time to put the notebook away. You can-

[Silence before quietly and carefully,] You can. [Whatever she sees makes her quiet again before the sound of a chair being pulled can be heard.]

Astor get away from that! Oh my God... is it still writing? 

[ooc; Rita finally discovered that "game" she thinks Astor has been playing is a little too real for her taste.]
25 May 2011 @ 08:03 pm
06 | anon | text  
ooc cut for vague mentions of abuse )

[ooc; Rita will be anon forever unless stated otherwise. Also if mentions of abuse of any kind triggers you, you may want to stay out of this post.]
15 May 2011 @ 07:50 pm
05 | video  
[Rita is standing in what appears to be a small cottage. That wouldn't be so strange if it weren't for the fact she's dressed up as Snow White and cleaning said cottage... with animals helping her in the background. Yeah. She got a very interesting virus.] 

I know I said I would be waiting for you but, something happened. [Rita bites down her lip.] But don't worry I got away safely. These nice men are even letting me stay with them. 

Can you forgive me?

[ooc; Rita is Snow White for the virus. She just got away from the first attempt on her life. :> Since Snow White isn't exactly the brightest of the Disney princesses she didn't think to private this post. It is directed at her prince though. Take a wild guess who that is.]
13 May 2011 @ 02:12 pm
☣ 022  
[Dexter is dressed like Snow White's prince, and yes, he's on a white horse. Creeperfully creeperly listening to a young maiden sing. Video for reference is here.]

That is the woman I'm to marry. Though I've never seen her face, I will make her my queen.

[ooc; Dexter and Rita are affected by the ~fairytale~ virus. Be careful, he may start singing :|| ]
19 April 2011 @ 08:19 pm
04 | voice  
I think that trip to Disneyland was just what I needed. Everything has been going smoothly since I came back. I can't believe it. [Rita pauses as she tries to think of what else to say. It's clear from her voice she's happy unlike her last post.]

Oh! I wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave me advice in my last post. It really meant a lot that you took the time to help me out.

[Private to Dexter]

I know you wanted to hear what was going on so I thought you should know Paul signed the divorce papers. 
06 April 2011 @ 02:27 pm
03 | voice  
[You hear the sounds of Rita moving around before she even speaks. She sounds stressed.]

I don't know what to do. Paul is back and he wants to go to Astor's party. I can't believe they even let him out early after... [Rita sighs.] Now her friend's mothers won't let their children attend. Astor's so upset about it she wants to cancel the party.

I guess what I want to ask is what do you do when someone unexpectedly comes back into your life? Someone you can't get rid of easily. 
15 March 2011 @ 10:22 pm
two | voice  
[Rita is finally making a post to the comm again! She sounds pretty unsure as she address the community.]

I've been trying to learn about self defense. I really don't know if it's for me or even what classes I should sign up for...

Does anyone have any advice? We must have a self defense expert somewhere on here, right?

[private to Spike]

Can I ask a favor of you? [She adds in a little more confidentially.] I'm willing to offer hot chocolate to make it worth your while.
25 January 2011 @ 09:29 pm
one | video  
[You can just hear typing at first followed by a frustrated sigh before the camera switches on. The person it is recording notices right away. She pauses for a moment opening and shutting her mouth a few times as she works out what to say. Finally, an awkward, cheerful blond woman addresses the camera. She brushes back her hair nervously, smiling.]

Uh… hi. My name is Rita. I was wondering what this was doing on my computer… [She catches on the computer screen really quickly before looking back at the camera.] But, I guess I'm not the only one looking at these complaints.

[Rita laughs self consciously.] Has anyone found a way to fix this yet? It's not a problem now since the kids are asleep but, they might be upset in the morning if the computer is still stuck on this page. Any help would be appreciated. 

[She leans over to click the camera off and the feed dies.]