24 October 2012 @ 10:30 pm
Can you tell?  
[Action, 308 Miller]

[It's actually a bit hard to tell just how affected Death is by all of this. After all, baking cookies really fits either persona. Between the grandchildren and the foster children living in the house, there's always someone to eat them]

[Action, Around town]

[Didi generally looks very grandmotherly as she makes her way around town. Sometimes, when she focuses, something of her old self manages to get through. And that something has one goal: Check to make sure no one has done anything foolish.

When she isn't focused, well, she's lived here her whole life. Made friends, raised children, seen them get married, welcomed grandchildren. Always lots of people to go visit and lend a hand to.

Either way, she's at the door]

I thought you might like some jam. It came out really well this year.
19 October 2012 @ 04:48 pm
5th Worm  
[It's been a little while since Kariya got his worms back, and thanks to some timely and largely unexpected assistance from a certain agent of the church, he's on the road to at least a partial recovery.  Ciel was able to purge the Crest Worms from his body, but she couldn't reverse any of the damage they did to his body tissue - not that Kariya seems to care much about that.  In a very real sense, he feels that he's gotten a new lease on life in Mayfield, and he's out taking a walk in the cool fall weather today to enjoy it.  He's wearing his usual hoodie, but is no longer making any efforts to obscure his face - if this is the new normal, he's going to have to learn not to be afraid to show people what he looks like under there.  And even though his hair is still shock-white and he's still blind in one eye and dealing with a heavy limp, Kariya's smile is clearly genuine, reflecting the relief of a man who's just gotten his life back.

Feel free to bump into him anywhere in town as he's wandering, though he will be making at least one specific stop: 310 Miller Street, where his niece Rin Tohsaka lives.]

27 September 2012 @ 09:48 am
6th Relic  
Action One!
[He awoke that morning like any other day. Though there was no real bounce in his step. He had to get over something... and soon. Or it would continue to eat away at him, just like...

Getting ready for the day, he had gone out without much conversation.]

Action Two!
[Locke did go to work that day, but he wasn't in the mood to put up with the job, and left early. He was lurking around on Miller street, but he knew it wouldn't do him any good to dwell on things. Yet, he couldn't help himself.]

Action Three!
[It's becoming late... Locke hadn't gone home yet. No, instead he made his way towards Olney's Tavern. Once inside, he didn't seem like he was ready to order anything. He looked almost... depressed. Though if you encounter him, his attitude changes quickly, because he's not upset about anything!]
26 September 2012 @ 10:17 pm
Death Twenty Two | BEES MY GOD  

[Well school's back in session that means one thing. High school History class with the walking skeleton dressed in black who doesn't so much speak as the words appear in your head, sounding like gravestones falling over. Or you know, Death. He's also teaching you about the Discworld's history. Which is why you're now getting a talk on that time the world almost ended. There's been a few actually, this one is about the time the Sorcerer took over.]



[And he'll be at his desk if you want to ask him any questions. Ignore the scythe leaning against the chalkboard behind him and the strange hour glass thing on his desk, it looks more like the glassblower had the hiccups when they made it.]


[Later on you can find an even stranger sight. ...if you thought that was possible after the above. There is beehive on the lawn of 308 Miller street. Death is tending to the bees. Yes he is wearing one of those funny hats. Yes he looks silly.

There is also a horse sitting on the front lawn. But that's probably less strange then the bone man with the bees.]


[Inside the house. Death is staring at what appears to be a collection of beads blocking the door. He's ...not really sure why they're there. But its distracted him from what he was going to do. So you can find him just looking at them. Rincewind the kitty is of course hiding under the stove from them. Because they moved and that is bad.]
22 August 2012 @ 08:32 pm
Cade's Birthday! (Give gifts to the children of Mayfield!)  
(NOTE: Feel free to post multiple times for the different subjects!)

[A. Phone]
[Cade sounds more chipper than usual, especially compared to how he was last week.]
"Hey everyone! Cade Masters, Adventurer, here, and it is my birthday today! Because of all the weirdness around town, I was thinking of cancelling my little birthday cookout, but I just received a nice little surprise that changed my mind. Clever little Winry Rockbell was able to use the plans I drew up a while back when I was... uhm... smarter for a few days to make a bunch of really neat toys for the children of this town. So, I was thinking instead of you giving me gifts for my birthday, we could go around town together and then..."
[Cade switches to his theatrical voice.]
...and then afterwards we can go back to my place and have a little cookout! Barbecue some steaks, knock back some beers, and just have fun and take out minds off this damn place for awhile.

I figure we'll head out on the toy run around 5 pm, so if you want to help with that, show up before then!"

[B. 305 Miller; before 5 pm]
[Cade has tidied up the house, and prepped tables in the back for the cookout later. In the living room is a table with a big box of toys. Cade has the left the front door open, and eagerly comes to greet anyone who arrives.]

"Hey! Glad you could make it! Can I get you something to drink?"

[C. Anywhere around town]
[Cade is going to the house of every child he knows of that has been stolen from their homes and brought to Mayfield, as well as to the house of any child his party-goers might suggest. He is smiling happily as his group goes door-to-door, perhaps more happy than he has ever looked since coming to this wretched town. Perhaps you are one of the party-goers accompanying him? Or perhaps you are a child, receiving a gift from a group of strange (and possibly slightly drunk) adults who showed up at your door?

[D. 305 Miller; evening]
[After returning from the toy run, Cade will fire up the grill and cook up some meat, while hopefully some of you will lend a hand in getting out the other food (it's already prepped, it just needs to be set out on the tables outside). There is plenty of booze to drink and people to talk to, so have fun!]

[E. 305 Miller; after the party]
[Every party ends with a clean up. Cade is happy to do it on his own, he doesn't even mind if Jenny goes to bed before he does, but at the same time he will also be grateful for any help and a chance to wind down. If you want to talk to Cade in private, this might be your best chance today.]
17 August 2012 @ 09:54 am
46 Δ It's a tsun!  


Hey, listen up. It looks like I'm running the risk of repeating the last grade of high school a third time in this stupid town. [ Honestly, Rin's too lazy to get up that early every day again, so she's ready to get out of this commitment by using another method. ] I've devised a plan since the powers of this town refuse to acknowledge my age. If I get married in the town, I can just sit at home all day long.

[ Brilliant plan in her mind. What's sad is she doesn't sound like she's joking. ]

What does this mean for you? [ HANG UP THE PHONE NOW!! ] If you're an adult man stuck in a house with one of those creeps for a wife, you can stay on the phone with me.

[ What sounds like a pen tapping against a clipboard can be heard in the background. ]

What I need to know is how many jobs you currently hold--[ Oh! ]--and how much money you don't spend on the necessities. If the house is already stocked with precious gems, that would be nice. Additionally, I require information on your culinary and cleaning abilities, as well as that of the children already stuck there. They can take care of themselves, can't they? [ Sounds like the perfect wife, doesn't she? Spoilers: she's not. She comes equipped with two very angry father-like figures and who knows how many heroes willing to fight for her sake. ] Well, start talking. I don't have all day.

[ For the rest of the day, Rin will be bumming around in her house at 310 Miller Street. Researching prospects is a lot of hard work. Or none at all because who in their right mind would even attempt to humor her? ]
22 July 2012 @ 02:33 pm
[phone/action]- Who wants a drink?  
The town has seen fit to return to me my personal bar. I seem to recall promising drinks to several you so feel free to come and collect.

And anyone else who is interested in a beverage of slightly higher quality than is usually available in Mayfield may pay a visit to 311 Miller street at their leisure.

[And Mom will be waiting, reacquainting herself with the many fine offerings in her personal liquor collection.]
01 January 2005 @ 04:54 am
[Action; 306 Miller Street]

[Iceland wakes up in an unfamiliar bed in a somewhat familiar looking house. He's definitely not home. If he was, Mr. Puffin would've woken him up by then. He looks around the room curiously until his eyes fall upon a family picture on the wall. After studying it a bit closer, the realization hit him like a cinder block. A really heavy cinder block.]

Oh no...

[He was here before. Probably not the same exact house, but definitely the same town. Except...it had been at least 37 years since he had to even deal with this place. In a way, he was kind of happy to be back in this town. At home, he had to deal with a financial crisis. So in a way, he was glad for the break.

With a sigh, he got dressed and even tried making a makeshift bow from ripping apart a dreadful looking shirt. He walked over to the kitchen to go make breakfast.

So everyone at 306, there is one line-faced nation now cooking some bacon. All's good right? Except, upon closer inspection, the bacon looks like it's pretty burnt. Ice isn't even noticing as he appears to be caught in his thoughts. You probably might want to stop him before he sets the house on fire.]


Does anyone know if they sell black licorice here? Or does anyone have some they can spare?

[A pause. Was there something he forgot? Oh yeah.]

I'm back. Did I miss much?
12 July 2012 @ 10:29 pm
[Action: Various front doors]

[Death isn't even bothering with the pretense of the makeup case today. She's here to check on everyone. Especially people she knows were close to Eddie, but that was just the cherry on top of the potential trauma sundae, so she's everywhere.]

How are you holding up?

[Action: Backyard of 307 Miller]

[Death is sitting in the backyard with the black bunny rabbit Death gave her for Hogswatch on her lap, thinking. She can kinda see the appeal of the wheat field. Watching it move int he breeze is... soothing.]
11 July 2012 @ 11:13 pm
12th Hat  
[Action; outside 311 Miller Street]

[Regain time for Dad! He's had pretty good luck with these in the past, so he eagerly opens the package, pulling out a PDA and a very official-looking piece of paper. Putting the PDA in his pocket without even sparing it so much as a passing glance, he just stands there on the front lawn staring down at the paper. On his face is a strange expression somewhere between wistful remembrance, bemusement, and vague shame.

He isn't paying much attention to anything else while he's looking at whatever's on the paper, but anyone who wants to look over his shoulder will see that he's holding a restraining order from a district judge barring him from coming within five hundred feet of anyone affiliated in any way with a Cirque du Soleil performance.]

[Text over the Nadesico's wireless network]

[After he's gotten over the shock of the restraining order, Dad has apparently decided to give the old PDA a whirl. To his surprise, Mayfield appears to have a functional wireless network set up, so anyone with a computer, cell phone, or other electronic device set up on the network may see someone with the handle pipefan413 performing a number of incredibly inane updates about ties, pipes, and hats throughout the rest of the day. All of the updates are made under the label 'Serious Business.']

Dadly updates )
17 June 2012 @ 11:02 pm

Rory Williams, if you can hear this I'd like to talk to you. There's a bloke I think you might know that I'm rather interested in. Please contact me as soon as possible.

[305 Miller Street/Early morning]

[Jenny comes down the stairs with a spring in her step. Contrary to her normal suit, she's wearing one of the few dresses that she kept around just in case she was going to have to blend in better. Her hair is done partucularly nice and she's even wearing make up. She moves right into the kitchen and starts cooking breakeast, just for Cade.]
17 June 2012 @ 12:41 pm
44 Δ Father's Day  
A gift left at 769 Bunker )

[Home (MORNING): 310 Miller Street]

[ It's early morning. So early that it's borderline OOC for her to be up, but here she is, not acknowledging anyone around her. In the kitchen, she's either calmly sipping tea or preparing a backpack full of food to last an entire day (as well as any other guests she might run into). Go on and try to call out to her: she won't hear it at all. Provoking her might not be a good idea. ]

[Action B (ALL DAY): Throughout Town]

[ She remembers last year all too well. With the memory of that and Archer's recent droning, she's not in the mood to talk to anyone. Those who are capable of hunting her down through their various methods are free to find her in any of her usual hiding places, but she's not sitting out in the open. That's too much of a risk with anything that might be going on today. Her earplugs are in tight in her ears, hidden underneath a full head of hair, but she'll pull them out if she recognizes any of her gal pals.

Boys are free to pester her, but they might end up feeling sick for a good week after. Rin doesn't play around when it comes to being told what to do. ]
17 June 2012 @ 10:32 am
3rd Moonrise  

[The pony is stressed and has slipped back to some of her royal mannerisms. Everyone may want to hold the phone further away from their ear.]

Kreutzer? We have something of yours, and we believe we should return it as we were not ourselves when we accepted it.

We also apologize to our subjects for our behavior in the past week. It was unfit for a pony of Canterlot.

[305 Miller]

[After the sun sets, the princess can be seen attempting to work in the garden around the house. She doesn't actually know anything about gardening, but the man of the house is still very tired and she wants to help fix the mess that was made with the zombies. Especially since she helped make it.

The princess is getting very dirty but not having much success.]

[Around town]

[It's late and Princess Luna is going about town, keeping an eye out for trouble. Some habits are hard to break. She's affected by Father's Day, so if there are any men about she will offer to walk them home because she's a helpful pony like that.]

10 June 2012 @ 09:55 pm
[Action: 307 Miller (backdated to the beginning of the event)]

[Death is already dressed in her traditional undead outbreak gear: 80s workout clothes. She's looking for Death and Mason, though for separate reasons]

We have zombies again.

[Action: Around Mayfield]

[Death is trying her usual reaping approach. Except it's not working]

These ones are different...

[Phone (Forward dated to Monday evening)]

[There's a rare note of what might actually be irritation in Death's voice]

If there's anyone else who could possibly regain something that unleashes a plague of undead on the town, could they please let me and Death know now?

[Action: Olney's Tavern (Forward dated to Monday evening)]

[Death is no stranger to Olney's, of course. It's a good place to meet people. She does not, however, usually drink with quite such... purpose.]
07 June 2012 @ 07:07 am
[308 Miller Street]

[Saori wasn't expecting any sort of mail, let alone a package. There was a small box sitting on porch, addressed to her but no return address written on it. Was this one of those regain she heard and read about? Only one way to find out. She picked up the box and shook it. Very light, almost as if it was empty.  The drones in her house were gone at work and at school so opening it now would probably be the best time.]

[She sat down on the porch and opened the box. Poof! A large cloud of smoke  escaped from the box. She coughed and began to wave the smoke away from her face. Instead of the smoke dissipating, it clung onto her fingers and followed their movement. That could only mean..yes! She got one of her powers back! Saori let out a shriek in joy.  Never mind any people passing by, she's begins to play around with the smoke, forming little animated creatures and shapes.]


Well, that was rather interesting to say the very least. Now that things have calmed down, I suppose it's a good time to ask this: Where can I get a job? Yes, I know my choices are limited but I just really need to get out of the house now. My sole housemate's droned and frankly I think I'll go insane if I'm stuck in that house all the time. Not to mention the idea of being a wife to a drone when I'm already married back home is awkward to say the very least.

I don't mind office work but I'd like to do something more hands on like baking or cooking.
05 June 2012 @ 09:24 am
AU Adventure, Part 2!  
((In this Cade's history, his mom grew tired of putting up with her husband's crap when Cade was only 5, and fled with Cade to Caisleain. She enrolled Cade in the academy their, where Cade received a better education and learned how to act the part of real gentleman. He focused on white magic in his studies, and became a healer when he was older.

Cade is now very polite, always opening doors, helping old ladies across the street, and basically being a big boy scout. He is no longer a skirt-chaser, and his accent has changed from sounding slightly Irish to sounding very English (South Hampshire, specifically). He grooms and dresses himself well (usually wearing a suit and tie), and in his spare time he builds toys for the children in town.))

[A. Phone.]
"Good morning everyone! How are you today? I hope all is well! If anyone needs any help with anything or healing or just want a listening ear or anything else, let me know! It'd be my pleasure to help!"

[B. Your house, if you are or have non-drone children.]
"Good day! I've got a new batch of toys made, I thought little ___ might like one!"

[AUCade has found out about most of the young boys and girls in Mayfield in his AU Mayfield history, and has made a regular habit of making toys and giving them out from time to time.
Cade is towing a cart full of different intricate clockwork toys of many different types: tiny turtles that really swim, brass dragonflies that really fly, trains, submarines, and a variety of other things.

[C. Coffee shop.]
[It's tea time! Cade is enjoying a cup by himself, but he'd happily welcome any company!]

[D. 305 Miller.]
[Cade is relaxing happily at home, reflecting on how well these past few days have been going for him, even if a lot of people have been acting strangely lately.

He is currently listening to the radio as he relaxes on the couch, but if any housemates come by, he'll be eager to attend to them.]
04 June 2012 @ 09:02 pm
43 Δ Reversed Fate  
AU information and additional links )

[Action A (EARLY MORNING): 310 Miller Street]

[ Rin's not sure when she's fallen asleep, but when she wakes up, she certainly does feel it. The way her pajamas stick to her make her feel sick, despite the thin straps that barely cling. She's half dressed with bottoms that can hardly be called shorts, but the sweat that dampen her sheets makes her skin crawl. Another dark dream of blurs and overwhelming pleasure. The only thing that frustrates her is the fact that her Servant may have seen it, the girl rolling over onto her face to bury it in her pillow. Her alarm continues to go off, loud enough to wake up anyone else in the house, and she doesn't seem to be making any movement to turn it off. ]

[Action B (MORNING): Rec Center]

[ Now that there was a lack of school to attend, Rin found herself with a lot of free time. Maybe it was habit due to the first "father" she had in Mayfield, but as per usual, she left the house in the morning to spend the day out. What better way to do that than at the swimming pool at the Rec Center? She's a bit reluctant to enter though. The last time she was here was whenever one of the big heads of Mayfield was found dying and that conversation she shared with them kept itself in the back of her mind. A silent reminder that people will never leave this town no matter what. So she'll be lingering in various places such as outside the doors, the girl's showers, and the doorway to the pool. ]

[Action C (AFTERNOON): The Record Store]

[ Her adventures at the pool didn't last very long, so it was time for the next best thing: shopping. With little interest in baking, gardening, and sewing, this left her very few places she could go for actual entertainment. It's during her uneventful walk through Downtown does she notice the record shop. She'll be picking through the records, trying to make as many classical choices as she can because she was raised... wait, how was she raised again? She remembered it being classy, but she was a Matou. She can be found standing in confusion or giving the evil eye towards some rock record as she moves to the register. ]

Private phone calls to Yuna Akashi, Hakuno Kishinami, and Garviel Loken )

[Phone (NIGHT): Filtered from drones]

I've got only one question for you tonight, Mayfield. Why are people calling me 'Tohsaka' and not by my proper last name? It's unsettling because the man who is the head of the family is now within this place and I really don't feel like drudging up bad memories. Although a proper confrontation would be a bit of fun. Lancer, are you free?
03 June 2012 @ 09:19 pm
11th Hat - It's Good to Own Land  
AU Information )

[Today, Dad and Mom can be seen on the porch of 311 Miller Street, sitting in rocking chairs and sipping mint juleps.  Dad appears to be wearing a fake mustache and beard - because what classy gent should be without some equally classy facial hair - and a white seersucker suit.  Mom is decked out in a long dress with a full skirt, and a pink shawl in place of her usual scarf.  The two are enjoying the nice calm summer's day, just rocking together and commenting on the weather.]

Warm today.


Warm yesterday.


Supposed to be warm tomorrow.

[Rock.  Sip.

They'll go on like this all day, really.  Looks like there's a third rocking chair set up on the porch, for anyone who feels like joining them.  Be careful, though - there's a whoopie cushion on it.  There is also a nice fresh pecan pie sitting on the table next to the empty chair.  Make of that what you will.]

02 June 2012 @ 12:12 pm
AU Adventure Part 1!  
[BACKDATED to June 1]
((In this Cade's history, his mom grew tired of putting up with her husband's crap when Cade was only 5, and fled with Cade to Caisleain. She enrolled Cade in the academy their, where Cade received a better education and learned how to act the part of real gentleman. He focused on white magic in his studies, and became a healer when he was older.

Cade is now very polite, always opening doors, helping old ladies across the street, and basically being a big boy scout. He is no longer a skirt-chaser, and his accent has changed from sounding slightly Irish to sounding very English (South Hampshire, specifically). He grooms and dresses himself well (usually wearing a suit and tie), and in his spare time he builds toys for the children in town.))

A. [305 Miller]
[Cade is lying in the warm bed happy and content. Unconsciously, he scoots in closer to Jenny, and holds her in his arms in the "spoons" position. He smells her hair and sighs contentedly, then his eyes snap open and his heart drops into his stomach.

Oh dear! How did he get here! This is most improper! Jenny will not be pleased about this!]

B. [Around Town]
[Cade is walking around town, smiling and whistling brightly. At any given opportunity, Cade will be helping out where he can like a big old boy scout. Need help across the street? He's there! Kite stuck in a tree? He'll get it! Need help carrying your groceries! No problem! Want to borrow $5? Sure!
No matter what he is doing, he'll be very polite and proper about it, and talk in the most charming Southern English accent.]

C. [Jonathon's Tools]
[Cade is buying a variety of things, mostly tools for fine work, little springs, cogs, and other bits. Is he making a clock? Care to ask him what he is up to?]

D. [Phone]
[For those who don't have memories of AU Cade, you probably won't recognize Cade with the Southern English accent.]

"Hello all! I'm looking for a good supply of clockwork pieces, cogs and springs and such. I tried over at Jonathon's, they had some of what I needed, but otherwise I seem to be out of luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!"

E. [Your house]
[Cade is just dropping by to see how you're doing! It is important to be a good neighbor!]

"Good day friend, how are you today?"

F. [Annie's Flowers]
[Cade has decided to buy some flowers for Jenny. What should he get. Roses seem like a bit too much. Maybe he could use some advice on this?]

"Excuse me, I could use some advice on flower selection! If it isn't a bother, that is!"

G. [Grocery Store]
[Cade is buying the following things at the grocery store today: white wine, spaghetti noodles, tomato sauce, basil, garlic, oregano, marjoram, parsley, ground pepper, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, ground beef, unsalted butter, a loaf of bread, cake flour, sugar, cocoa powder, a brick of semi-sweet chocolate, baking soda, baking powder, salt (kosher, if they have it), buttermilk, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, cream, whipped cream, and some strawberries.

If you want to talk to him, he'll be very friendly, and happy to talk about cooking and baking!]

H. [305 Miller - Again.]
[Cade is home early and cooking up a storm. A chocolate cake is in the oven, and spaghetti sauce is on the stove. Cade is hand-making some meatballs. The whole house smells delicious.]
01 June 2012 @ 11:45 am
Word Two: The shape of heat on a road, the shape of the smell of apples  
Sumer Is Icumen In )

[Housemates: Tiffany Aching, no the Summer Lady is walking through the house. She's wearing yellow and orange and most tellingly. Not her witches hat. She pauses too look at a few of the "tech" things in the house and smirk. Humans.]

[Park: There is a teenage girl examining the plant life in the park. Checking on things in a methodical fashion as though she's been sent to inspect them. If you know her, she's dressed differently as explained above, and she even seems to be holding herself differently. There is something odd about this teenage girl.]

[Around Town: If you're walking by said Teenage girl you might notice that the air around you is suddenly a great deal warmer. Not Spring heat...more like.....well Summer.]

[Phone: The Summer Lady picks up the phone. Her voice is Tiffany's, but with a hiss behind it and less....humanness.]

Summer is coming. Even this ...place can not change that.

It's.... unnatural without the dance but I'll make do.

[OOC: Tiffany is from an AU where after the events of Wintersmith she was forced to permanently become the Summer Lady who is the personification of Summer. She's been doing this for three years now. The old Summer Lady vanished, the Feegles are still searching for her.]