27 February 2014 @ 12:53 pm
... I should've known it was too good to be true. But... I don't want to leave. T-they have no right to kick us out when they're the ones that dragged us here...! It's not fair!

[Yeah, he isn't happy about leaving everyone. He knows he should return home... return to Volgin but... he's tasted the spice of life and wants more.]

This.. this is stupid.

[He's trying to be more angry about it for the recording but... it's might be obvious to those who really know him that he's actually depressed. Raikov sits leaning over with his hands cover his face]

Why couldn't they have given us more time...? It's not fair. B... because I don't know what to do...

Action//Locked to Nathan )

[OOC: Polllyyyy. ;___; /grabby hands. I'm sorry for the angsty post. Raikov won't be going out much. He's too in denial of what's happening and is just shutting himself up in the mansion. Feel free to have your character harass him to come outside though. He srsly needs it.]
20 February 2014 @ 02:33 pm
[Either Raikov isn't affected or barely any time has passed because he looks exactly the same. Truthfully though he's aged quite a bit. He's at the mansion as usual, sitting on one of the windowsills in his bedroom. The device is set on a nearby desk as it records]

How many years has it been now? Ever since... well... you know... , time feels like it goes by so much more differently than I remember. And to think, I don't look a day over 30...

[He smiles, brushing some of his hair behind his ear]

While it isn't exactly how I imagined my life would go, I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm quite the lucky bastard if I do say so myself.

[The smile grows into a grin and while it's difficult to see clearly, his canine teeth seem a bit pointier than normal]

And the City is equally as lucky, having the two most handsome beings to ever exist watching over it.

[He and Nathan don't actually watch over anything, they just live in it and keep to themselves. But they're still fabulous nonetheless.]
16 February 2014 @ 09:31 pm
I don't see how this is any different than the other times we've had an influx in visitors. The Anonymous Movement acts like this is something completely new. Just because they slapped a door up doesn't make it special.

[Truth be told, he's... unsettled and skeptical about the prospect of returning home. The lack of deities and still the need for curses...? How do they know this won't fuck everything up? Will people be able to stay?

He goes to look out the nearby window, his expression melancholy]

It's been nice to see old friends again at least. It always is. I wonder if they'll stay this time...

[His expression perks up as he realizes something]

Oh. Jack. If you're out there, you should come visit. I'm at Diva's Mansion. I can give you directions. ♥

[OOC: Come at me bro. 8D Everyone and anyone. He'll be hanging around the mansion or xanadu if you want action.]
02 February 2014 @ 11:39 pm

[There's a gorgeous Russian Blue cat with unusually bright blue eyes lounging around on one of the window sills at what appears to be Diva's Mansion. Gee. Wonder who that could be. If a cat can somehow look smug, this one does. He chirps and playfully swats at the device, causing the feed to cut]


[Guess who's out and about trying to charm people for food? That darn Russian cat. He's rubbing against people's legs, making cute sounds, and enjoying all the attention. Being a cat isn't so bad. Free food! Not that he didn't already get that at the mansion but still. Come, receive kitty headbutts and kisses.]

[OOC: Responses will come from [personal profile] thunderthong.]
13 January 2014 @ 07:45 pm
[As the recording starts, Raikov looks worse for wear. He was very tempted to go with audio only but why deprive the City of his beautiful yet tired face?]

I'm assuming this is a curse day because my luck has been complete shit. Get out of bed, only to trip and twist my ankle because my foot was asleep? Hit my head on a cupboard?

[Which has left a nice gash on his forehead]

Spill hot coffee on to my newspaper and my lap? Trip over absolutely nothing on to the hard concrete? And those are only a few of the things that have happened to me throughout the course of the day.

[He rubs his temples]

I hurt, City. I want today to be over with. No one should have to deal with this much bad luck. I know I certainly don't deserve it! I'd love to take a bath but I'd probably end up drowning somehow...
29 December 2013 @ 12:03 am
... And I find myself in the City once again. No matter how many times I'm dragged back, it still always comes as a shock. But I suppose that's to be expected when you land in the goddamn fountain every time.

[He rings out some of his hair]

Only 2 months have gone by while I was back home. Judging from the decorations I'm assuming it's near Christmas or New Years here. Which means it's been half a year since I left. Although it's oddly warm for this time of year...

... Well then.

[He adjusts his soaked uniform and hat, then flashes one of his infamous, charming smiles]

Merry Christmas, City. You've received the best present: Me.
07 July 2013 @ 08:45 pm
I thought the deities were overthrown from what I've heard? I see no difference other than some random circus in town - which is never good. And the flood of people from our home worlds is just another usual curse. Some "rebellion."

[He shakes his head, smirking]

Oh, speaking of that curse - If anyone has shown up from my world, do stop by. I may have just been there myself but... it's always good to see familiar faces.
01 July 2013 @ 07:11 pm
[The recording starts and Raikov is soaking wet and in his uniform. He looks a bit grumpy at first but upon seeing where he is, he seems to lighten up]

Back in the City... I'm certainly not going to complain about that. How long has it been though...? I was only home for a few days...

[He takes off his hat and tries shaking the water out of it]

Nathan? Are you still here?

[OOC: Back from hiatus! Mostly moved in. Now time to catch up. /sobs]
20 May 2013 @ 11:14 pm
[The feed starts and Raikov looks exactly the same. Even his voice sounds the same as before. So why does he appear so upset?]

... I guess the City thought it's been too long since I was afflicted with this. I loathe this curse. ... At least I'm not the only one this time. I'd be quite angry if I went through this alone.

I sure hope this will be over at midnight. I refuse to put up with this for more than a day!
25 April 2013 @ 12:22 am
This curse always amuses me. How many people have wound up with photos of my lovers and I? I apologize if they're... too "graphic" for you.

I suppose it's rude of me to show these but they'll never return to their proper owners if I don't, right? I certainly found quite a few violent ones this time around.

[He flashes this photo set first.]

Slapping a woman? How scandalous.

[The second is a bit more gorey. He doesn't seem to recognize that it's a photo of Andrew Ryan.]

Oh dear. A suit gone to waste.

[He smirks at the last one, offering a playful salute]

Good job, Steve. If that is indeed the real Hitler, you have even more respect from me now.

Private to Penny//Unhackable; )

Private to Bucky//Viewable to Steve Rogers//Unhackable; )

[OOC: Backdated to yesterday.]
16 April 2013 @ 11:35 pm
[The video feed begins and there's a very handsome young(?) man on screen.

Viewers probably recognize him - and it's quite obvious who's filming this as soon as the person off-screen begins speaking. Not very men have such a high-pitched voice like Raikov does.]

This is Nathan Mahler. I'm sure plenty of you out there know him and are customers of his. He is the owner of She'ol, the Underground strip club.

I bet you're all dying to know how much this man is worth, aren't you? Well, I have news for you: There isn't enough money in this City to buy him. He's mine. All mine. And I rarely share what is mine.

[OOC: Backdated to a few hours ago.]
17 March 2013 @ 04:20 pm
Ohhhhh no. You're not getting me this year, Deities. The first time I ever arrived in the City, I made the mistake of drinking as much as I wanted during this curse. That's not going to happen again!

Besides, vodka is much better than beer. If you're going to have a curse where everyone gets shit-faced, at least use 40%-80% proof vodka.
16 February 2013 @ 11:00 pm
Oh, this curse again.

You can pester me if you bring free food. Having extremely good looks is also accepted. Bonus points if you're from home - as long as I like you, that is.

[OOC: No doubles or telling him what happens to Volgin please! Everything else allowed. He'll be at The Blue Light for people to action with.]
04 February 2013 @ 11:25 pm
[Despite the fighting going on, Raikov needs to get something off his chest, as much as he'd rather just pretend it never happened. He can't afford to act like his Groznyj Grad self in the City though unless he wants everyone to hate him.]


[He glances at the device for a moment before averting his eyes to something far more interesting on the desk. It's pretty obvious he's uncomfortable about doing this, as he mumbles when he finally speaks]

... I'm sorry about the way I acted the other week.
I wasn't... myself.

[Raikov adjusts the collar of his shirt, still not looking into the device. Oh, look. There's something off to the side now!]

I'm back to normal now though. ... At least, I think so.

[And once he feels that's a good enough apology, he cuts the feed in a hurry]
31 January 2013 @ 09:05 pm
You'd figure people would think twice before posting stupid shit on the internet but apparently not. I shouldn't be surprised. And don't even bother trying to blame the Deities. That excuse can't be used all the fucking time.

While we're on the subject of dumbasses, why do people suck at tipping lately? I'm a handsome, professional, yet friendly waiter. Those assholes are lucky I don't spit in their food... at least, not unless they return another day.

[He pinches the bridge of his nose]

Ugh, I don't feel like dealing with anyone for the rest of the week. Some guy tried to stop me on the street to sell me something. I gave him some feedback on his approach. I certainly hope he enjoyed it and appreciated my help. I know I liked it.

[And he mutters something in Russian under his breath before cutting the feed. For those who know the language, it's a very obscene insult about the general masses.]

[OOC: Someone's brattier than usual thanks to the Dark Energy Tea. And punched a guy in the face.]
23 January 2013 @ 04:12 pm
[The video turns on to reveal a shirtless Nathan lounging in bed. He has a smile on his face that says he finds something absolutely hilarious. Of course, a sudden muffled whine might be the cause of it. In fact, that sounds like Raikov whining.]

Now, now, handsome. Be patient a moment. You wanted to wait on breakfast to have this first, after all.

[Smiling at the screen now, he runs a hand through his hair to fix the already perfect locks of gold.]

I have a question for all of you today, an interesting one at that. How does one remove the tongue of another from one's own body? I imagine this is a curse which means waiting until midnight... [A longer whine from Raikov can be heard at that.] ...but I thought I would ask.

Oh, and I have a dress or two ready for a certain goddess. I apologize for how long it took but I needed some time to find the right fabric. Let me know what day you would like me to bring them to you.

By the way, today has me a little anchored to the bed.

[He blows a kiss then hangs up.]
13 January 2013 @ 11:24 pm
Are we quite through with the zombie business? It ruined my New Years and now my presents are all late thanks to it. I don't appreciate that.

[He'd add that it makes him look like an ass butttt... well, you know.]

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go drinking tomorrow after I get my running around done to celebrate the Old New Years because I deserve a large quantity of food and alcohol.

[OOC: Poor Raikov. All his plans being interrupted. I am too lazy to figure out individual gifts ATM but anyone he's interacted with a lot will receive something practical.]
30 December 2012 @ 07:56 am

[Raikov's admiring himself in the mirror... except it's not Raikov: It's Nathan.]

I don't see how this is a bad thing. Infact... I believe I'm going to have quite a bit of fun today.

[He glances at the device, then off-screen somewhere with the biggest and most mischievous grin on his face]

Oh, dorogoy~ I have a wonderful idea!

[Too bad he's forgetting about one thing: Diva. Good luck, Raikov.]

Private to Karl//Unhackable )

[OOC: Bodyswap with Nathan! Replies will be from [personal profile] thunderthong. Ignore the fact that the entry's icon is Raikov. It was too perfect not to use.]