03 May 2012 @ 09:55 am
[Derek is on screen looking a little more than frustrated and pissed off. He's holding the hilt of a dagger up, his arm scratched and cut with what looks like bite marks that are hit or miss. The shoulder of his t-shirt is ripped with another bloody bite mark there. And the culprit? On the hilt of the dagger? A football, now seemingly innocent.]

This thing just tried to kill me. [Just as he says the words, the laces of the football grow into fangs again. The football leaps from the knife and Derek drops the device to the floor as he's after it again, on the hunt, or being hunted.]

Damn, this is gonna be one of those days.
Current Mood: irritated
24 April 2012 @ 08:06 am
You know I was just gonna say that yesterday was a nice quiet day. Now the City's turned into a maze. Guess I should be glad I didn't speak too soon. And maybe I should've skipped my morning jog today.

[Yep, the Labyrinth has him and it's turned his morning jog into an adventure. He won't admit to being lost though... not yet anyway.]
Current Mood: lost
18 April 2012 @ 03:03 pm
Yesterday was interesting. Too much of a good thing, right? Seemed harmless to begin with and then it got out of hand pretty quick. Anyway, the point of me on the Network right now is that Friday is my birthday and I'm goin' out. Last year I stayed in and let it slip by. But this year, I think I'll spend it at Victrola. Anyone's free to join me or not. But that's where I'll be at Friday night for drinks and dancing.

[ filtered to Buffy ]
I know you've been goin' through a rough time. Things getting any better?

[ filtered to Mercy ]
Haven't talked to you in awhile, you alright? How's the bike coming along?
Current Mood: calm
22 March 2012 @ 12:31 pm
Just realized that last week, on the sixteenth, it's been two years since I got here. Next month I'll be thirty-nine years old. Just has me thinking about time, I guess. How it flies, how sometimes it feels like it's standing still. Will I still be here when I turn forty? Forty's a big milestone, at least to me it is.

I've seen people come and go, accomplished a lot here. I like that I can help out on the police force when they need me. I'm pretty damn proud of this Youth Center. Kind of wish Xander had been able to stay to see it completed since he helped me start building it. Met a lot of good people here in the City. Seen things I never would have believed were possible back home. I guess here isn't so bad. But what I wouldn't give for more time with people from my home. One of those things you take for granted until you don't have it, I guess.

Anyway, two years. Guess we'll see if I stay around for another one.
Current Mood: contemplative
19 March 2012 @ 01:40 pm
I'm going out for drinks and maybe some dancing tonight if anyone wants to join. I'll be at The Blue Light at seven tonight.

Also, don't guess anyone's seen Faith around, have you?

Hey, we've gotta talk. Police stuff so use a filter here or meet me and we'll have a beer and chat tonight.

Hey Charlie. Finished carving out the tree trunk. Anytime you wanna come by the Center to take some measurements, I'm good with that. I'll be there 'till about six-thirty tonight.

Piglet, got a tree carved out for you. Charlie's gonna make some bedding and pillows for the furniture, maybe some curtains. Might wanna talk to her about what colors you want.
Current Mood: productive
15 March 2012 @ 12:24 pm
[Behind the Youth Center, past the basketball court there are several massive oak trees. Awhile back, Piglet had asked about carving out a tree trunk for a home for himself. And that's exactly what Derek is spending the morning and into his afternoon doing. Having picked one of the trees close to the center out, he's slowly but surely carving out the hollow of it to fashion what will be the first 'room' of the home for Piglet. This is exactly what the video feed shows him doing from the perspective of the device he's left sitting by a toolbox just a yard or two away. Anyone is free to bug him, both in person or over the device.]
Current Mood: productive
02 March 2012 @ 11:48 am
[Derek's been out for his morning jog. It's something he does every morning unless circumstances don't allow it. This is the first time in awhile that circumstances have allowed it and it feels good to be back at it. He's briefly stopped at Cafe Juliet for a few minutes to cool down after his run and grab some coffee. Anyone is free to run into him there.

But while waiting, he turns the video on and offers the network a small grin.
] So I'm not gonna ask for a roll call or anything. Youth Center's back to normal. Kids are okay. Teenagers are okay. I'm alright. Hope everyone else is the same.

[His name is called and he's briefly distracted as he picks up his coffee and moves to sit at a table outside on the patio of the cafe. Once he's settled, he speaks up again.] Combat training classes will start up again tomorrow night. For anyone who has questions about that, I'm stamping a file here that you can download.

Otherwise, hope the day started out as good for you as it did for me. [End video feed.]

Attachment: [ FILE DOWNLOAD ]
Current Mood: energetic
12 February 2012 @ 10:15 am
Hard not to eat one or two of the candies even knowing what they do. Think I'm lucky so far that no one has called me out on anything they've seen. So I guess I'm not gonna be calling the person I saw... felt... out. Just gonna say one thing.

[There's a pause here, Derek weighing his words carefully.] I know it can sometimes feel like you are. I've felt it. I'm pretty sure a lot of people have. But you're not alone.

ooc: Backdated to yesterday!
Current Mood: calm
03 February 2012 @ 12:02 pm
Derek, walking through the City )

[Derek actually initially went out to do errands. But as he went, he lost his overshirt, his undershirt. He's actually feeling pretty good about himself and about life, which is a complete one-eighty to how he's been lately. Errands have been forgotten though, they've been tossed aside for bar hopping since he's having such a good day. He's moving from bar to bar, drinking, flirting and dancing. Run into him in a bar or in the City somewhere between bars.]
Current Mood: flirty
28 January 2012 @ 10:59 am
[Derek is still in a bad place with Cam having left so suddenly. But he's ventured out because he knows who he's seen on days like this before. He isn't really expecting anything or anyone, but he goes out anyway.

He's walking through the square close to the fountain where most people seem to congregate, looking over faces, through the crowds, into the eyes of people happy to see people they know, and those here for the day who look as confused as he remembers feeling when he'd first arrived here.

ooc: yay! 4th wall! No duplicates, but otherwise anything is a go! :)
18 January 2012 @ 11:36 am
Cameron's gone home.

[And that's all he'll say. He probably won't talk too much about it either because Derek doesn't talk about personal things with just anyone and he knew he shouldn't have let himself get that close to anyone in the first place. And yet...]