27 February 2014 @ 10:07 am

You know what? I'm ready to go home. If this is really it. Living here has been like treading water.

Best of luck to all of you. I hope... Wherever you end up, that it's where you need to be.
17 December 2013 @ 06:23 pm
[ TEXT ]

Look on the bright side: Christmas comes but once a year, generally speaking. That goes for the associated curses as well.


[Though Cameron is doing her best to avoid the mistletoe, it's not worth calling in for; she's dealt with this enough times not to let it get the best of her. If anything, she's feeling a little nostalgic-- it's a distraction that means she might be caught unawares here and there.

Most of the day, she'll be in the hospital-- trying very hard not to kiss anyone contagious-- but she does have to get there and home, walking through the City streets, and of course she needs to eat. So she'll be around to bump into!]
24 November 2013 @ 10:37 am
You're all a little early for Thanksgiving. It's probably for the best that you missed Halloween.

I've always wondered why the City celebrates so many holidays from what I'd consider home, when I don't know if Earth is even the most represented world of origin, here.

But I doubt there's an easy answer for that question.

Does this mean Anonymous has been working on the barriers again?

[ooc; please no duplicates of existing House cast without that player's permission; face-doubles / confusion / other hijinks always welcome. Please be a little gentle about spoilers, Cameron is s3 forever, though she can forget anything she strictly must. Backdating encouraged! <3]
23 October 2013 @ 09:06 pm

[Cameron's at her desk, writing. A crowd of balloons floats just behind her, slightly out of focus, clustering and clamoring and whining over one another so only fragments can be heard.]

You've never been--
--ever love--
--second best if you're lucky
--destroy everyone around you--

[Her writing slows; her knuckles tighten around her pen.]

--downhill from here--
everybody lies
--wrong choices--
--not even your cat likes you

[She looks up, gaze unfocused, and sighs heavily... which is when she notices the recording light, and switches it off. But a few moments later...]

[ TEXT ]

Has anyone managed to pop them?
16 September 2013 @ 03:48 pm
prelude | early this morning )

[ text; ]

All right, Anonymous. I have a piece of your curse. You could have mentioned what would happen, by the way.

Now what?

[ open action; ]

Work is out of the question, of course; going home, apparently, is no easier. Cameron carries the cursed shoes with her until surrendering them to the self-appointed authorities; after, she’s not entirely surprised to find her condition is unchanged.

And so, all morning, all afternoon, and long into the night-- she dances, twirling quickly and erratically through the streets, barely (and not always) able to avoid running into people.

She’s not happy about it.

[ooc; CURSE PIECE FOUND. Feel free to find Cameron near the woods or, later, anywhere in the City proper; she’s trying to get home but really has no control over where she goes. if your character touches her, they will catch the curse, and for 24 hours from time of contact will be cursed to dance in any style you like, without stopping. Also, they will be contagious! General event info post here.]
08 September 2013 @ 06:37 pm
[ Accidental Audio; ]

--course I asked myself why you never came to visit. People do, here, even-- well, you know.

[A pause.]

I know, and that's what I told myself. Which is probably why you're telling me, since I doubt you're really here.

[Another listening pause, and she laughs. Softly, sadly.]

I suppose not. But if you were, maybe I wouldn't have to second-guess myself.

[She lets out a breath, not quite a sigh.]

I am glad to see you. Or to imagine I'm seeing you, if that's all this is.

[A longer pause, and then quieter-- lower in pitch, too, that soft nostalgia failing--]

I know. I know.

[And, fortunately for Cameron, that's where the recording times out.]
05 July 2013 @ 08:13 pm
I expect we're meant to see this as progress. All that promised work on the City's barriers paying off.

For those of you visiting, I can only hope the usual pattern will hold and you'll get to head home in a couple of days.

For the rest of us-- well, there's no reason to make plans until we have a reason.

[ooc: ETA usual 4th wall caveats... )]
13 May 2013 @ 09:38 pm

So help me, you will finish this round of antibiotics or you will live to regret it. I don't care what the other doctor said-- if the other doctor let his patients jump off a bridge, would you do that too? Besides, it came back. Clearly you weren't "better."

[There's a pause, and someone talking in the background. 'Til she cuts him off.]

Don't you take that tone with me young man.

[That might be a mumbled apology.]

Good. Now, you remember to call, all right? I don't want to be waiting up all night worrying about you.

You'll give me gray hairs, I swear.
29 April 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Curses-- if you can call this that-- lasting more than a weekend aren't common, but they happen. This seems extreme, though, even by City standards.

Some of the people in there-- No one deserves--

Is anyone making an effort to get them out?

Maybe it's time to try.
28 March 2013 @ 09:24 am

[As she speaks, the camera is focused on an ordinary carton of eggs. Well, maybe not so ordinary, anywhere else. But that's the City for you.]

Yesterday I assumed they'd be back to normal by today, but it looks like we're not so lucky. It does make me wonder what happened to the dozen eggs I had before, though.

[She turns the camera on herself, the angle a bit awkward]

I'm not keeping these. I don't know whether they're going to hatch, but I don't particularly want to find out. If anyone wants them, they're yours.


I wouldn't say no to a dozen hen's eggs in return.
23 February 2013 @ 06:20 pm

[This is just a brief clip of Cameron singing a few bars of A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Down.

Someone in the background laughs, and there's a long-suffering sigh-- Cameron's, of course-- before the transmission cuts out.]

[ooc; action available if you'd be likely to bump into her ;3]
17 February 2013 @ 07:13 pm
I could have sworn we'd just had visitors. Wasn't it December? Or November? Time flies, I suppose.

Speaking of which, today makes four years I've been in the City. I know that's not nearly as long as some, but it's an interesting milestone. It would be an interesting day to leave-- somehow I suspect I'm not that lucky.

What's the longest anyone's ever lived here, does anyone know?

[ooc; please no duplicates of existing House cast without that player's permission; face-doubles / confusion / other hijinks always welcome. Please be gentle about spoilers, Cameron is s3 forever. Backdating encouraged! <3]
27 January 2013 @ 04:18 pm

I do remember, I always used to wonder what it would be like to leave and come back... Whether I'd know where I was, or whether it would seem vaguely familiar but foreign. I know I didn't remember any of this at home... [which is probably for the best. She pauses a long moment before continuing.] It's a little fuzzy, but I know where I am, so it could be worse.

Or maybe I'm only imagining I've left. It wouldn't be the strangest thing to happen, here. That much I'm sure of.

I guess I'll see at midnight. That's still how it works, isn't it?

[ooc; Age Reversal, or rather... fast forwarding. Replies from her blonde account, [personal profile] popsong_wisdom-- just pretend she's, uh, heavily pregnant. Open to action around the City, she's just sight-seeing. Hit me ooc if you've questions or want anything special <3]
21 December 2012 @ 04:26 pm

[After nearly four years in the City, one becomes adept at ignoring all sorts of unpleasant circumstances. It's a point of pride that Cameron rarely cancels her plans due to curse interference; doing so always feels like letting the City win, and she can't abide that.

Today, apart from work, she has a few errands to run; lunch at a café, a quick stop by the bakery. She's doing her best to avoid the scattered bunches of mistletoe, but no one can miss all of them...]
18 November 2012 @ 09:25 pm
[ R E A L W O R L D ] )

[ V I R T U A L L Y ]

[Somewhere, out in the woods, a woman who looks quite a bit like Cameron--though dressed in flowing, enchanted robes-- is standing still, eyes shut, hands poised in a complicated gesture as she channels magic to heal the wounds she took in the course of her last battle. Not far away, a grotesquely giant insect lays on its back, carapace cracked and oozing fluorescent ichor.

With a quiet sigh she opens her eyes and straightens her posture, and with another swift gesture, is enveloped by a shadowy aura. Setting her gaze on another mutant bug-beast, she heads deeper into the woods. So much for holy/disc spec.]

[ooc; feel free to set interaction with her in-game at any point over the weekend, basically anywhere you like; out-of-game interaction would require some serious breaking and entering, obviously, so that's provided just for context ;3 some comments from [personal profile] as_cursed]
04 November 2012 @ 05:51 pm
For those of you who visit-- would you stay if you could? Or are you as eager to go home as most of us who are stuck here?

If you came here by choice-- why? What is it that you stand to gain?

I'm always curious.

[ooc; please no duplicates of existing House cast without that player's permission; face-doubles / confusion / other hijinks always welcome. Try to avoid major spoilers please. Cameron is s3 forever. Backdating encouraged! <3]
27 September 2012 @ 08:28 pm
[Accidental Voice]

I understand this kind of thing is about compromise. But part of compromising is recognizing that some things are too important to fight over.

What I'm saying is-- I won't reconsider on the frozen sperm issue.

[ooc; "marrying" [personal profile] anger_mgmt~]
29 August 2012 @ 12:51 pm
I think these things are trying to help, but I can't be sure. They're not doing a very good job of it. I wonder if my coffee pot will be fixed after midnight.

If anyone sees any in the Hospital, get rid of them.
01 August 2012 @ 09:10 pm
For once, I feel like I ought to say thank you, to whoever comes up with curses.


I could swear they were more comfortable yesterday, though.
30 June 2012 @ 04:48 pm
Time for our seasonal Tourist day, I see.

I almost miss wondering-

Others have already explained the situation for your benefit, so I won't worry about repeating it. Just try to keep out of trouble, and I suppose, try not to worry.

ooc deets! )