had_not_lived: (☞ So goodnight unto you all)
Neil Perry ([personal profile] had_not_lived) wrote in [community profile] poly_chromatic2012-02-23 06:27 pm

♕ |[80]| I met a traveller from an antique land...

[VOICE | Glass City (but not for long)]

I know this isn't the safest thing, and I'm sorry if it upsets anyone. But... well.

If you haven't heard, they've said that the price for going over to the Desert is this: every hour spent there means one more day you'll have to stay in the City.

[A long pause.]

Anyway, Todd and Justin and I are going to cross over. For a while, anyway. [Which means as long as they can get away with it, racking up time, but he doesn't feel like he needs to say it.] We'll bring over anything we can get that it seems like people might need-- bottles of water, and food, and things like that-- but if anyone there can hear this, if there's anything special that we wouldn't think of... Try to let us know, and we'll do what we can.

[Another long pause. Then, quietly:]

Good luck, everyone.


[ooc; this would've been posted earlier today, so all comments will be still from Glass as they prep to go over, unless otherwise noted. ♥]
intheblanks: (⚡ WARY)

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[personal profile] intheblanks 2012-02-24 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
[He's not at all focused right now, Neil and, in this incarnation, hasn't met you yet. The sound is buzzy and intermittent.]

-ilson?
intheblanks: (⚡ RESORT)

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[personal profile] intheblanks 2012-02-24 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh this was a bad choice to make, on top of a headache.]

-u left?

-'s wrong with your voi-
intheblanks: (⚡ SHOCK)

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[personal profile] intheblanks 2012-02-24 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
-n't leave ho-

-tients with only House here?-
intheblanks: (⚡ CRASH)

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[personal profile] intheblanks 2012-02-24 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
[It certainly helps with something. And Chase is easy to lipread.]

...Wow.
intheblanks: (⚡ ADORABLE)

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[personal profile] intheblanks 2012-02-24 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
[No, he's not paying attention. Depending on how clear the image is, it might be obvious that the hair he pushes his hands through as he laughs is slick with sweat. But it's at least obvious that he's laughing.]

Wow. When- when did that happen?
othersdie: as fragile as a butterfly in May (Anxious: Anywhere but up)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-24 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Justin is making a list of things they've collected to take with them. Why? Good question.]

We should take salt.
othersdie: every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter (Underwhelmed)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-24 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
There may be a slug problem there.

[Or maybe he's misinterpreting the fragmented posts coming in from the other side.]
othersdie: shadows withering the flowers (!Multipurpose)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-24 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
[He wasn't in the City then, but Justin has read of the previous slug incident.]

I don't know.
othersdie: are you exiled in those bottomless nights? (Calm: Melancholy)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-24 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
Slugs aren't that threatening.

[He won't even remind Neil that he has a gun that he can usually use with some success, because... slugs.]
mumbled_truth: (pic#2068634)

action; hi i'm just gonna butt in here

[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-02-25 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Todd's still not sure about this. Of course he wants to stay in the City longer, but it still seems like a bad idea. They'll be in the way, they'll need protecting, use up resources...

But he's been placated by their idea to bring supplies, at least, providing their trip over with some purpose. So he's got a big bag that he drags out of the bedroom with him, full of his share of the supplies. He only catches the end of the slug conversation.]


Why do we need salt?
othersdie: every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter (Underwhelmed)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-25 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Slugs.

[What, you expected a proper answer?]
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-02-25 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
[He frowns, glancing from Justin to Neil. He'd been convinced, but just barely. Now he's wavering a bit.]

So... we're going to a desert full of mind-controlling slugs.
othersdie: shadows withering the flowers (!Multipurpose)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-25 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
[And Justin looks to Neil as if to be sure he has the correct answer. Neil is the ringleader, after all.]

Yes. And we're taking supplies.
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-02-25 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
I know, but...

[He's torn. On one hand, they're willing to go and they can bring supplies over that are needed. On the other, they're probably a huge liability.]

I just-- I don't want to put anyone else in danger because of us, if we end up in trouble and need help.
othersdie: are you exiled in those bottomless nights? (Blank: No comment)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-25 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
I doubt that will happen.
mumbled_truth: (Always leaves your feet cold)

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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-02-26 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Todd can't help but frown slightly, even as he gives a little tilt of his head as a shrug.]

I guess... I just-- I don't want us to be more trouble than we are help. I mean, we're choosing to be in a situation people have gotten stuck in.
othersdie: as fragile as a butterfly in May (Anxious: Anywhere but up)

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[personal profile] othersdie 2012-02-26 07:32 am (UTC)(link)
We're also choosing to be prepared.
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-02-27 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
[He lets out a breath bordering on a sigh as he nods slightly.]

Yeah. I guess.

I mean, at least we can bring them supplies.
signatures: (❝for a moment. How come you slay)

[personal profile] signatures 2012-02-24 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
That's a stupid idea.
signatures: (❝what happiness consists of.)

[personal profile] signatures 2012-02-24 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
A bit self-sacrificial when things aren't at their finest over here. Though I'm not where where you come from, depending - it may be a walk in the park for you.
signatures: (❝his pebble glasses)

[personal profile] signatures 2012-02-24 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
It's hardly safe. It provides shelter from the elements, but there's more to safety than that.
signatures: (❝confused & it's hard doing any of this)

[personal profile] signatures 2012-02-24 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Suppose it's all on you, then.
signatures: (❝inside them they've all got)

[personal profile] signatures 2012-02-24 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
Of course you do.
signatures: (❝Then Bill got up. He was dressed well;)

[personal profile] signatures 2012-02-26 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Best of luck.
minigolfandsushi: (Confused: Uhhh)

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[personal profile] minigolfandsushi 2012-02-25 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
[What a surprise, Peter is drunk. And kind of gross-looking -- he hasn't left his room since discovering that Ed and Jerry are here. You could consider that an excuse, but Peter's brain-to-mouth filter is broken even when he's sober.]

Are you gay?
minigolfandsushi: (Sarcastic: Yeah let me tell you no)

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[personal profile] minigolfandsushi 2012-02-25 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
Well, you know, City, Emerald City, friend of Dorothy... [realizing how ridiculous he sounds] it was just a question!


So what are you planning on doing out in the desert?
minigolfandsushi: (Angry: Not enough liquor)

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[personal profile] minigolfandsushi 2012-02-25 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, how ALTRUISTIC of you.

[It makes him think of Charley - these stupid fucking teenagers doing stupid noble things. It makes him sick. Perhaps more fair to say, he makes himself sick.]