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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYSANDRA



Today is your big day! And we hope that you're having the best possible day you can be, here to surround you with love and warmth and all manner of loveliness. You contribute so much to friends and family alike, from offering laughs and love to sparking creativity with your words and insight, and the world wouldn't be the same without you. We hope that our care packages found you well and gave you a hearty laugh or two. ♥

ALSO, EAT SUM CAKE. EAT ALL THE CAKE.

WHILE WEARING A DINOSAUR T-SHIRT.

Clearly this is the way to be.
respectorcist: (pip)
So since I'm going to be surgerized in January on the 9th, it might be more sane for me to rely on private threads rather than incidentally tagging EPs. I'll be doing starts for all of these during the next few days, but I really want to make sure I get at least four for every character I have, so now is a great time for tossing mine at characters they\ve never met before in privates for something more structured.

Gimme all your threads, pls! If you're not sure who you might want for whom, just tell me, and I'll see if I can't brainstorm something for two of our pups.

I know I've already briefly discussed the following with people, if they are still on:


SPOCK
Extremely logical alien half-breed.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

ROBIN GOODFELLOW
Extremely bright, extremely loud, extremely everything.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

GREGORY HOUSE
Extremely rude but brilliant forensic pathologist.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

OKUMURA RIN
Extremely unthreatening son of Satan.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]


LAFAYETTE REYNOLDS
Extremely conflicted about being a witch who sees dead bitches.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

REMUS LUPIN
Extremely nice wizard who happens to be a werewolf.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]


URAHARA KISUKE
Extremely suspicious deceased owner of a cat cafe.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

UZUMAKI NARUTO
Extremely visible ninja with a demon sealed inside.
[ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ]
respectorcist: (bones)



Spock
Likelihood of a drop: None. As long as he has at least Jim around, there's no chance of Spock being someone I don't want to play anymore. However, I need to remind myself that Spock is someone who I need to make a conscious effort to think about putting into situations. He's very introverted. Left to his own devices, he won't socialize unless I post a GP for him every month. Especially during the holidays, he's been quiet, because he just doesn't do holiday spirit. This means that in January and February I have to really remember to tag new characters with him and follow up with the ones he already knows Anyone want to meet Spock?


Robin Goodfellow
Likelihood of a drop: Very low. Robin always ends up really floaty in games, which can sometimes make him difficult to play. Just because he is so easily satisfied and, despite having a slightly gloomy outlook, he's happiest when he's at status quo with the world around him. He doesn't like surprises of any kind. Which means I should start surprising him MORE. I still want to Age Reverse plot Robin and will do that in Jan or Feb pending my surgery results. He's probably getting married in spring, but that really won't affect much. He tends not to talk about his personal life when he could be talking about ... everyone else's personal life. He should meet new chars. Anybody want to meet Robin?


Gregory House
Likelihood of a drop: Moderate. If House doesn't do well in January and February, he's going to be dropped in March. I've already told myself this. He's the hardest char for me to write, with Spock being the second hardest. He takes a lot of mental energy and alertness, which I don't always have He is also not a nice dude. He's mean-spirited and narcissistic and he's just not going to be friendly with other people's characters, and I refuse to pull punches with that regard, so House still really has one friend: Chase. Maybe he'll get there with Will, who he finds very interesting. My goal is to find things for him to do to keep him mentally satisfied, and also to put more energy into him I've spent most of my energy on newer pups. He really needs more character relationships but the best I can ask for from him is frenemies. People don't always like that kind of relationship in RP.


Okumura Rin
Likelihood of a drop: None. Rin is pretty steady for me. He's extremely people-oriented, and extremely service-oriented, so despite being a moody little brat, it's really easy to thread with him. I do want him to get to know the characters he's met a little better, people like Sansa who he is familiar with but doesn't really feel like he's been 'open' or 'close' with. Being closer is important to him, and the more strong friendships he can find, the more satisfied he is. Yukio just showed up in the city, which will be a huge paradigm shift for Rin. He loves Yukio, so he's happy, but Yukio also honestly smothers him. Not that I dislike this. I love the relationship they have, to play out, but that's the honest assessment. Rin can be 'himself' much less with Yukio around, in ways I have to keep in mind. But Yukio also makes his decisions and reactions stronger. Maybe do another plot with him soonish???


Lafayette Reynolds
Likelihood of a drop: Low to moderate. I really, really don't want to drop Laffy, because I know, if I do, that will be a character that my overall roster will be wanting for forever, and who I won't find again. All the same, I am most aimless with Lafayette. Not really sure where to send him and what to do with him in Darrow. He needs to start exploring who he is, but in order for him to do that, he needs help becoming more comfortable with the way the world works around him and what he can do, as a medium, and as a witch. He's confident as a black man, and a gay man. But he's not confident about being a witch. He's not used to lacking that confidence, and he has nobody like Jesus in the city to truly encourage him right now with no real ulterior motive. He needs to find people he can be truly comfortable with.


Remus J. Lupin
Likelihood of a drop: Low to moderate. He is just so neutral. He's done better in threads where people put him seriously on edge, or when they challenge him a little, because as a Gryffindor, he rises to challenges. He tends to default to generally sorta nice guy who doesn't want to mention he's a Wizard and a werewolf without a little bit of tension. Nice guy is cool and all, but honestly not likely to lead to much more than pleasant conversation about pretty pleasant things. In order for him to develop beyond a slightly awkward but genuine sense of acquaintanceship and gain real friendship, there has to be pushing going on. Either Remus needs a reason to push for a stronger relationship with others, or I need to throw him at more characters who will go 'digging.'


Urahara Kisuke
Likelihood of a drop: None. Hahaha oh Kisuke. You're a weird one. One of my RP standby chars, my roster just feels empty without him. I've done well=ish in getting him around, but Thanksgiving through New Years is not a great time for him to meet people, because his beliefs are not very Western and Darrow is largely Western in that respect. He's setting up 'shop' in earnest soon, so will be selling supplies for ghosts/ghost hunters/people with psychic abilities/etc He has a very neutral attitude toward the subject, so has no problem handling amateurs or professionals, people who just want to see ghosts, or just want to not see them, or people who hunt them in earnest.

He's got a plot coming up as I've intro'd on the ooc comm with Di. It was meant for November, but my eye surgery has been put off twice now and everything's been so up in the air I've had to avoid starting anything major.


Uzumaki Naruto
Likelihood of a drop: None. Darrow is officially orange enough now. Doing well with Naruto. Making friends is his actual modus operandi so he's easy to toss anywhere, and always shows an interest in others. What I need to do now is make sure to follow up with characters he's briefly met. I do want to throw him at the action hero/superhero types in Darrow more, because despite having crazy supernatural powers, he's been raised in a military complex as a soldier, and it's a deep part of who he is, too. Without being a soldier, Naruto is a little aimless.

There's a rub here, though, that I also should concentrate on playing out more. A lot of the crime fighter types in Darrow, including his girlfriend, Korra, really prefer non-lethal methods of taking down marks. Naruto ... not so much. Most of his fighting style is geared toward overkill, if anything, and although he would rather talk a person down, he knows some people are just not able to be dealt with through aapprehension and imprisonment. There should come a point when Naruto is faced with the option of either letting a violent criminal go in order to not kill, or kill like he's been taught to when capture isn't an option, and face the consequences of explaining his choice to others.

Temari of the Sand
Likelihood of an app: Certain. Whether Di apps one or both of Shikamaru and Gaara, Temari has a direct link to them. I do really want to app her because I could use another introvert on my roster. And because IT IS A SAUSAGE PARTY UP IN HERE. I have not had any ladies yet in Darrow. Temari is a hard-ass who prefers the company of men, but that's another good reason to app her and try to explore female relationships with her, especially how she, a soldier, might relate to the civilian portion of Darrow's ladies.



Natsu Dragneel
Likelihood of an app: Moderate. Plus one Kung=Fu Wizard. Plus one Playing With Fire. Ugh, I just love my shounen teens okay. I really want to app Natsu because I love playing chars from absolute fantasy settings. Natsu will end up in a world where nothing runs on magic, where he came from a world where everything ran on magic, before. He's got a personality that straddles my other boys well. He's smarter than Rin and Naruto, but also more of a Cloud Cuckoolander. He also does not give a fuck about breaking public property and tends to be a walking disaster area, BUT, he will always pay for the damages he causes.

Aang
Likelihood of an app: Moderate. Aang. What can I sday. Aang. He's one I really want to app, but listed as moderate right now because I'd prefer to see if I can't encourage more Avatar-verse canonmates. Especially because I will already have two air element users after Temari and Naruto.

Kurosaki Ichigo
Likelihood of an app: High. It's when that is the issue. Kubo is officially on the last arc of Bleach and Ichigo's having some interesting character development, so I do want to re-app him definitely, but the question is ... when will Kubo let me see what's going on.

Ruby Rose
Likelihood of an app: Your move, Rooster Teeth. Definitely want to app her. But I need more canon and solid background information to feel comfortable apping Ruby just yet.



SOTP

Nov. 3rd, 2013 09:28 pm
respectorcist: (sayid)
S P O C K

Current status: More eager than before to start holding his head up and being noticed in the city of Darrow. Jim's found a renewed energy to try to find a way out of the city, and although Spock is a little more pragmatic about things, he definitely agrees that Darrow needs to move on past, you know, fossil fuel burning cars. What Darrow really needs is THORIUM LASER CARS, or something. Also, he got married to Jim Kirk. Quietest most logical RP marriage ever. They did it for the benefits. And love, also love. He's wearing a ring now so chars who would notice are free to notice.

Future plans: Um. Laser thorium cars. A mind-meld with Flavia de Luce. He may end up coasting on the coat-tails of Jim's development for a bit.

Threads wanted: FLAVIA for a mind-meld, get on that Lys. Korra to talk about srs stuff. He could use to meet more people who are really different than him or emotional in Darrow because they bring his personality out.

R O B I N G O O D F E L L O W

Current status: Engaged to Ishiah. Was going to get married in Nov. but maybe move it off for a winter wedding. It would suit Ishiah, although Robin prefers spring and autumn. He's been teaching Cas how to drive and feeling useful, so that's a thing.

Future plans: Get married. An age reversal that will turn his clock back to the 1920s which I had planned for early Nov. but maybe late Nov. instead. Don't want to overwhelm folks he knows with that.

Threads wanted: More people who will hate his obnoxious guts, Robin needs more vitriolic best buds in his life. Maybe get him in some earnest trouble with someone.

G R E G H O U S E

Current status: Pft. Satisfied with his job at the hospital basically, feeling a little closer to Chase, but not wholly comfortable in Darrow still even if he tells himself it's fine. I think he helped sneak Will into the hospital to get a brain scan, so that probably has perked up his slightly destructive mischief levels.

Future plans: Slightly destructive mischief. Do something weird with Faye, like find her in the middle of a monster hunt. My most aimless RN.

Threads wanted: Might be doing a duel EP with Chase soon for karaoke. Other than that, I'd really like for him to get up to some destructive mischief. Any takers??? Anyone want House in general?

O K U M U R A R I N

Current status: Got a girlfriend, lost his v-card, so that's cool. He's in the middle of an Urban Legends thread with Dean and Rukia that will be good for him. He really looks up to both of them more than anyone else in Darrow so far, so the impressions that they leave always go deep with him. He's gotten the attention of the NPC monster hunting population of Darrow and his scret is getting out to a wider audience, so he's had an EP about that and will need to find help keeping himself protected for the future.

Future plans: Work on becoming a better exorcist, keep going to high school, maybe make some more friends with Normals because he really benefits from those relationships.

Threads wanted: Um. IDK I just need to throw him at as many pups as possible and see what sticks.

L A F A Y E T T E R E Y N O L D S

Current status: Has a job at Semele's and is liking Darrow generally. It's safer by far than Bon Temps although he misses Tara and Sam and Arlene and worries about his mom. Other than that, he's been poking around the magic scene in Darrow to see what he can find, since Sookie wants to find a way home.

Future plans: Get him to accept his magic and mediumship and take responsibility for the demon inside of him that he inherited from Jesus (his dead boyfriend, not the son of God). His main motivation for being a better witch will be because it's part of Jesus' legacy, and he wants to bring that part of Jesus into himself.

Threads wanted: Everyone. Gimme all yo pups. He needs to meet people who he can open up to about his own problems, becuse otherwise he's so busy solving everyone else's that they start to eat him away inside. He also needs to meet folks he can just have a cajun margarita and an impromtu dance party with.

R E M U S L U P I N

Current status: He had to go through two full moons in around a week because of his canon point and arrival date, so chiefly he spent the last few weeks recovering from that. It was pretty bad.

Future plans: Start looking into getting a job and taking advantage of the opportunities Darrow allows which the Wizarding World did not to someone in his position. He might look into teaching English Lit or some kind of writing class at the high school or university.

Threads wanted: GIMME EVERYONE. WHO WANTS REMUS. My newest so he needs the most threads to build a support really. Need to backdate a thread with Hermione. He should check up with Kate G. He wasn't confident enough to come see her right away but heard what happened to her, and is conerned.

U R A H A R A K I S U K E

Just apped and not accepted yet, but I really am pleased about all his possibilities. Things I know I want to do are have him pull out Dean Winchester's spritual power, create a living female body for Nuriko, and um ... this plot idea that won't go away where me and Di make Tiffany Charlotte and Hollow and have her attack Darrow.

F U T U R E

Uzumaki Naruto is after Kisuke, and I have his app half done and am so thrilled just by the idea of playing him again, it's ridiculous. Other options after are Hugo Reyes from Lost, Mohinder Suresh from Heroes, Kurosaki Ichigo reapp, Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail, Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood, Rachel Berry from Glee, and Sakata Gintoki from Gintama. Because I am crazy people.
respectorcist: (ronmione)
Spike Spiegel: I thought you liked jazz.

Jet Black: Don't be dense. I started wailing the blues when the doctor whacked my bottom on the day I was born.

Spike Spiegel: A baby hipster. Very cool.



Cowboy Bebop. You've probably never heard of it.
respectorcist: (sayid)
Because I feel like I should make a WTF is going on with me post, just so I know wtf is going on with me.

State of the Me: Not great. Foot continues to be dodgy, and I've been battling viral pneumonia for some ten days or more now. I'm physically exhausted and the cough wakes me up every hour or two even when I take a cough suppressant. And the doctor told me to avoid taking those as much as possible, even. Could be worse though, all things considered.

State of the Pups:

Robin Goodfellow is doing great. I just re-read that canon through and the voice is strong and the opportunities feel decent.

Spock is also doing great. I need to toss him out there in general again soon, but the voice is strong and I want to involve him in the game.

Bolin I might need a canon re-watch for. Without anything to really antagonize him, he falls flat a lot, and it's just not great fun playing generally pleasant threads where people are generally pleasant. Unless I give him a reason to express himself, he just doesn't. I need to work on that.

Spike Spiegel I need a rewatch for. I may honestly be considering dropping him if I can't get him involved and develop some kind of relationships between characters with him, since I can't really tag around well. He's sociable but surface-level unless he's pushed, and I need to put him in more situations where he's pushed, or he's happy to just float around aimlessly.

Kurosaki Ichigo is being dropped. I haven't done anything with him for a couple months and don't see a lot of opportunity to really do anything more, because he's such a nichey character and with such a generally poor attitude that he's not likely to make friends or allies unless I force him on people.

In the future, I really hope to app:

The next definite is Gregory House, who is probably being followed by Peregrin Took, Aeryn Sun and Hugo Reyes. But I'm going to play things by ear because so many of the ones I have now I'm second-guessing already.
respectorcist: (pepto)



The Joy of Stats: Hans Rosling examines health and wealth. 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes.
respectorcist: (mulder)
Let's talk about endogenous retroviruses (ERVs).

Retroviruses insert their genetic material (RNA) into a host's genome (DNA) in order to reproduce. The cell reads their genetic instructions along with its own and then ends up being instructed to build new viruses. So it makes a fucked up sort of intuitive sense that sometimes a retrovirus sort of gets trapped in the host genome in a reproductive cell ... and ends up passed down from one generation to the next. Right?

Yep.

In fact, ERVs make up as much as 8% of a permanent part of all of our DNA.

Most of these fossil viruses are broken and fragmented and crippled by mutation, but some are intact and can be read and identified today. Some are even suspected to have an active genetic role in evolution.
respectorcist: (bones)
“You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.”
respectorcist: (pip)
Going through my character playlists on iTunes and ran across my old Robin/Ishiah Cal Leandros Series playlist and listened out of nostalgia because Di you still need to bring me an Ish now.

But more publicly relevantly, ugh, I forgot I had this gem on there:

dolly parton - stairway to bootleg heaven (dj earworm remix) from kiya on Vimeo.




YOU SING IT DOLLY. YOU SING IT.
respectorcist: (mulder)
Uuugh, finally getting a chance to watch The Dark Knight Rises and pathetically trying to find myself in the Heinz Field crowd scene with no current success.

Also trying desperately not to break my suspension of belief every five minutes, and I almost made it until I saw the giant UPMC ad on the jumbotron.

Gotham has Giant Eagles? Who knew.

Maybe when John Blake is dahntahn he also stops to buy some new clothes at the Pants N'at. Because how is he supposed to pick up chicks without lookin like a jaggoff if he ain't got no good clothes to wear?


I can't.

Also, my dog had puppies, seven of them, which is two more than the vet thought there was going to be. I can't sleep because I'm wired and don't want anything to happen to them because they're still so tiny. The mother herself is named Nyx, so until they're adopted out, I'm considering going with theme naming, even if it feels a little method.

I think I've narrowed it to the following, now I just have to determine their personalities:

Horme (Eager)
Aura (Breeze)
Arcas (Bear)
Korax (Raven)
Egertes (Vigilant)
Labros (Fierce)
Eubolous (Shooter)

All of them are from a list of 46 ideal names for dogs, written by Xenophon the dog-whisperer. I do what I want.
respectorcist: (swag)



Too much?


...or not enough?
respectorcist: (mulder)
So I am pretty livid right now.

My bottle of Lantus, that I've only gotten two uses out of, fell on the kitchen floor. Freakishly, the bottom of the bottle broke off (I've never seen this happen before in all the years I've been on insulin).

I went to the pharmacy and brought the broken bottle and explained what happened.

The insurance company told the pharmacy it won't cover a new bottle until December 11th.

The medication is 185 dollars out of pocket. That's a car payment to me. Basically, I'll have to do without.

But how the fuck are you going to tell me you won't cover the broken bottle of LIFE-SUSTAINING MEDICATION that I have five refills on until December 11th. Because it's cheaper? You know what costs more than a 200 dollar bottle of insulin?

The hundred thousand dollar surgery to amputate one of my lower extremities that I have a 16 times higher chance of needing than a non-diabetic and that I will probably need later in life if I can't control my blood sugar with the insulin that I need to live.

Fuck you, America.

Fuck you, privatized medicine.



Thank god Obama is still in the White House.
respectorcist: (sayid)
Freaking the fuck out a little.

I've managed to shrug off some sort of seasonal depression or something, but now November is trying to eat me alive.

We're having Thanksgiving dinner here for Andrew's family, his boyfriend, my sister and her boyfriend, and some mutual friends. Which is awesome, except we're freaking out getting the house totally cleaned and taking care of extraneous bullshit, all the while working on a project to turn the basement back into furnished, living space.

(The basement is bad. Very bad. My mother was a hoarder for around twenty years and we're still trying to dig a way out of it. The basement and garage were just the last places left to start.)

Dinner is on Saturday the 17th but I am also in charge of the turkey for dinner at work on Thanksgiving since I'm there all day.

On the menu for home to keep my head on straight:

Whole roast turkey with onion, apple, duck fat, chardonnay and fresh herbs.
Whipped potatoes with garlic and caramelized onion.
Whole wheat bread stuffing with vegetables, mushrooms, apple, cranberries and fresh herbs.
Corn on the cob.
Whole green beans with garlic, slivered almonds and cranberries.
Baby carrots with maple-orange-butter sauce.
Fresh baked dinner rolls with orange butter.
Dutch apple pie.
Pecan pie.
Pumpkin praline pie.
Beer (Sam Adams' Winter Wheat and Blackberry Witbier)
Wine. Also, more wine.

rainy day

Sep. 27th, 2012 04:44 pm
respectorcist: (pip)


It's been raining heavily for the last two days. My dog wants to go outside so bad she's turned the dog crate into a window seat.


gpoy
respectorcist: (terry)
That moment when you're at work about to flip your shit because a completely incompetent new staff member informs you that they're there because God has called them to do this work, and then you suddenly realize with perfect crystal-clarity that you’ve lost your objectivity and are on the precipice of becoming fully immersed in your need to reach out and touch that staff member.

With your fist.

That moment.



However, this: PSY vs. Alex Clare vs. Nicki Minaj vs. Ram Jam vs. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
respectorcist: (sayid)
RP things I need to do:

-tag Ichigo's EP back
-tag Spock into Hannah's EP
-just keep up on finishing older threads in general

I still need one thread for Spock, one for Spike Spiegel and three for Robin Goodfellow. Everyone else is good.

As far as things I want to do go, I am considering an EP for Robin this month because he has nooo other threads. I'm thinking about giving him an item.

Spike Spiegel I definitely want to give an item soon, I'm thinking his spaceship, the Swordfish II. I don't know if I want to do it this month or next month, and whether or not I want to EP it or not. Since a spaceship is probably not entirely relevant to the Darrow PC population at large idk.

Meh.

meta-meme

Aug. 29th, 2012 02:10 pm
respectorcist: (Default)


supervising producer Ryu Ki-Hyun



animator Kwang Il Han


lmfao k-pop


yes
respectorcist: (pip)
To keep the following long-winded meta from being too STIFF and HUMORLESS, have some Zuko:




Because apparently all I do when I have a day off is write meta about roleplaying and stuff. )


The relevant non-meta point of this entire post is that I want to center a plot in Darrow around this happening at some point. Obviously I am going to drag Di into this because she is my perfect wonderful Korra, but also,

----> PLOT? ANYONE? ANYONE WANT TO DO A DRAMATIC ACTION PLOT WITH ME IN DARROW? I NEED BADASSES TO FIGHT AN ENEMY OF SOME KIND AND BE BADASSES. Superpowers need not apply. Only willingness.
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