27 February 2014 @ 08:48 pm
It's so strange that we can finally go home...after all this time, we're going to leave...

It's weird. When I first came here, I wanted to go home, go back to my birthday and see the lights and live my dream, but now...now I've done so much, and met so many people and learned so many things...

...I don't want to lose that. I don't want to forget.

...but I think it's time for me and Pascal to go home. I'm not very good with goodbyes, but...everybody here, thank you for being my friend. I've loved living here, even with the curses and the strange happenings and the people leaving. It's been amazing!

But it's time to go and see the lights, I think.

I hope I still remember all of you...thank you.

[ooc: OPEN ACTION AND MINGLE POST. Thank you all so, so much for an amazing roleplaying experience. I LOVE YOU ALL AND WOULD HUG EVERY ONE OF YOU IF I COULD.]
20 February 2014 @ 06:55 pm
Wow, City...it's been ages...

[Rapunzel is older, her hair significantly shorter and browner than it was only a few days previously.]

I'd say I've been thinking of this place, but...well, that's not how this place works, is it. Still, now that I'm back I can safely say I really have missed this place and everybody here.

[She grins, running her fingers through her short hair.]

So, what have I missed?
02 January 2014 @ 09:16 pm
[Rapunzel's dreams used to be predictable. Floating lights lingering just outside a window, outside of the world looking in, that sort of thing. But freedom has let her mind wander, so now her dreams are a bit more...abstract.

She still dreams of the tower, of course. That's where it starts, inside the tower, which is dark, and cold, and very lonely. There are beautiful lights, floating out in the distance. You can see them through the window, but the latch is closed. The lights are just out of reach...they're so close, you can see them and if you just close your eyes, you can imagine being there, underneath them...

Rapunzel is leaning against the window, looking out longingly. She's going to go out and see those lights, dammit...! And if she can't escape the tower in person...she'll find another way to do it.

And so she does. The paintings on the wall suddenly start to light up, coming to life. Lanterns glow and begin to float off the wall. Birds start flying, singing. Trees start to branch out of the wall, hundreds of sons begin to glow on the ceiling...

And the windows fly open. There's a paintbrush by the windowsill. Paints near the paintbrush. What happens next...well, that's up to the dreamer.]

[ooc: Inspired by the lovely paintings on the walls of Punzie's tower, I present to you an interactive dream. You're trapped in the tower. Your goal? Paint your way out to escape, as what you paint will come to life. Because art is an escaaaape~!]
17 December 2013 @ 10:11 pm
Okay, I know it's Christmas and everything, and mistletoe is a Christmas tradition, and that's all well and good! I like that sort of thing, it's sweet!

But, uh...

[She turns her video feed on to reveal that her house is FILLED with mistletoe. It's hanging from the ceiling, from the chimney, from the fridge...and you can't see it, but it's in the shower too.]

I think this might be a little bit of overkill. The Jasmine Dragon had mistletoe everywhere too, today...Reaaally awkward work day, to say the least...
23 November 2013 @ 12:13 pm
It's been a while since we've had a visitor's weekend...and there's so many people here!

Well, welcome to the City, everybody! I'm Rapunzel, and if we've met before, welcome back! If not, well...first time for everything, right?

To all the visitors- The Jasmine Dragon Tea Shop will be having specials all day today. Buy a medium drink, get a free pastry, that sort of thing. Since it's a special occasion and everything.

Well, have fun, and don't worry--you'll all get to go home soon.

[ooc: Open to EEEEVERYBOOOODY. God I love 4th wall weekend.]
14 November 2013 @ 11:30 pm
[Rapunzel is working on dinner, quiet and alone in her apartment, window cracked open a bit...

Which, of course, is enough to let a certain hat float in and perch on her head.]

...well, uh. Hello there....hat.

[She just blinks, confused. This is typical city weird, of course. Flying hats.

Flying hats that talk are a bit more weird.]


[And just as quick as it arrived, the hat leaves through the window in much the same way it came. Rapunzel just sort of...stares, confused, blinking.]

....What just happened? Talking hats...that's a new one, I'll give the City that...
05 November 2013 @ 09:34 pm
Gosh, they're beautiful...

[Rapunzel's just watching the fireworks from her window, smiling slightly.]

I mean, I don't like how dark its been today, but still...the fireworks are so nice...

[Her smile falls a little, looking rather sad for a moment.]

Percy would've loved this.

[Yeahh, she still misses Percy. It's been a while since he's been gone, but...

...But there's no point in being sad about things that can't be changed. So, after a moment, she perks up, pulling away from the window.]

...I think I'm going to go out and see the bonfires. I bet they look more impressive closer, they're just sort of glowy blobs from here.
11 October 2013 @ 09:33 pm

So, I know it's going to be several weeks before Halloween, but...hm. I was thinking that the Dragon should try to do something for the holiday. We got our decorations up, but I can't help but feel that we should do...more?

What do you guys think of hosting a Halloween party? We've already got the decorations, I can work off the holiday themed menu we used last year...all we'd need to do is send out invitations and set up some things like games, maybe a contest, encourage people to wear costumes...I think it could be sort of fun, you know?
And I know that things here get sort of...well, bad, in October. They haven't yet, thankfully, but...well, it'd be a nice way to perk people up after what I'm sure is gonna be a tough month.

So, what do you think? You guys wanna do a Halloween costume party?
30 September 2013 @ 10:30 pm
You know, I've been here for...well, a while, and I've got to say, I don't think I've ever see the City do a carnival. At least not one like this, and especially without some creepy ulterior motive...

[She shrugs and grins a bit.]

I think I'm going to go and try all the rides. I've never been on a roller coaster before...and the whole thing looks like a lot of fun.

So, I'm going to the carnival. Everybody who works at the Dragon, you've got a day off! No point in coming in if everybody's going to be somewhere else, right?

[Her grin widens a bit.]

Hope they have cotton candy...that stuff is magical.
02 September 2013 @ 09:22 pm
Hi, City! I've got some new in regards to the Jasmine Dragon!

So, uh...well, Charlie left, so I guess I'm the only one in charge now...and we had to do a lot of repairs and renovations after the worms and the explosion and fire...

But, the renovations and repairs are done! And, well...we're hiring again!

The Jasmine Dragon is looking for people to be servers, help out in the kitchen, and do delivery runs. No experience is necessary, and if you're interested, just come talk to me, or send me a message or something!

It's not just a tea shop anymore. We do baked goods, and lunch, and delivery, and catering too...! So, we need the hands! A lot of our staff has come and gone, which...well, given this place, makes sense, so I guess we're technically always hiring...but I figure it's good to announce it, with the renovations and the reopening and all.

...man, this was a lot easier when Charlie was here to help...
11 August 2013 @ 01:06 pm
[The place: The kitchen of the Hringhorni, the feared pirate ship captained by a bear.

The scene: Rapunzel, the ship's cook/treasure-catcher, is preparing lunch. Now, since they haven't been back to port in a while, and they sacrificed a good deal of their fish stock to both their captain and the kraken they recently encountered, there's not reaaaally a lot for her to work with.

But they've got supplies. Somewhere. So, she's digging through cabinets and chests, pulling out whatever she can find.]

Salt, check...flour, check...I could make a fresh batch of hard tack, but nobody likes that. Hm.

Maybe we have cabbage in here somewhere for sauerkraut...wish I didn't hate saurkraut...

[And so she continues to hunt and think about what to prepare. Mayhaps you wish to join her in the kitchen?]

[ooc: Open to all members of the best/worst pirate crew ever the Hringhorni's crew, as well as whoever else wants to join in. Because pirates. And cooking. Cooking Mama: Pirate Edition.]
30 July 2013 @ 06:45 pm
[Rapunzel's room is dark, lit only by a few candles. The windows are closed, with what appears to be bars covering them. The door, locked. No way out.

Rapunzel is sitting on the middle of her bed, hair wrapped around her like a protective blanket, hands over her ears.]

No, go away, you're not really here...you're at home, you're not here....!

[Mother Gothel's laugh echoes through the room.]

Do you know what I see in this mirror? I see a beautiful, capable young lady...oh, look, you're here too, darling!

Stop it! You're not here, go away!!

Rapunzel, is that any way to talk to your mother?


[Gothel laughs again, and Rapunzel curls in on herself, trying to block out the sound of her mother's laugh, trying to block out the lies and insults her mother tosses at her.]

This is why you can't leave, darling, the world is far too dangerous! Look at you, you're acting so silly right now. If you just stay in the tower, you'll be safe...

[Okay, she's had enough of this crap. Rapunzel makes a bolt towards the door, trying desperately to open it up, but it won't budge.]

Let me out, let me OUT!!

Oh, my flower...you can't leave. It's not safe out there...just stay here, you'll be happy with Mother...

[Rapunzel continues to futilely pull at the door before giving up, breaking down into tears.]
18 July 2013 @ 11:51 pm
[Rapunzel is just staring at her hands, watching with a strange mixture of horror and fascination as they--she--flickers in and out of existence, like a dying lightbulb.]

I...I thought that I was just having a clumsy day, and that was why I kept dropping things, but...

[Her voice is very quiet, and she looks scared as her hands flicker again. She tries to pick something up, anything, just to prove she's okay...and watches as the pencil she goes for falls straight through her palm. Rather literally.]

...I think something's wrong with me...
05 July 2013 @ 12:37 pm
Ah, I didn't think we'd get visitors this weekend...! And of course the Dragon is still undergoing repairs...

Still, welcome to the City! I hope you enjoy your stay, you picked a perfect time to show up! There's a whole bunch of festivities in Xanadu--that's our big garden --, the weather is nice...

Anyway, I hope you all have a good stay. I'd tell you to stop by the Jasmine Dragon for food and tea, but we're going through repairs...again...
But there's plenty of other places to go, and I'll be out and about. If you've been here before and you want to say hi, I'll be here!

[ooc: Just because the Dragon is closed doesn't mean Rapunzel won't be in the area of the tea shop. She will be, and she'll probably have snacks with her for hungry guests. And she'll be out and about in other parts of the City too, enjoying the nice day, so come say hi!

21 June 2013 @ 09:29 pm
...huh. You know, with everything that's been going on this month...heck, everything this past week, I totally forgot about my birthday. Guess with everything that's been happening, doing birthday stuff was sort of secondary.

Still, I think I'm gonna bake cupcakes or something, while the day is quiet and curse free. Goodness knows that won't last...!

Almost three years here...three years, three birthday...and still no floating lanterns. Ah well.
10 June 2013 @ 10:07 pm
Okay, I was fine with the worms. They're big, and sort of creepy, yeah...and okay, so one of them lunged at me earlier this morning, but apart from that, I was sort of okay with them...! I mean, we've had worse than really big space worms here...

But I will not...I repeat, I will NOT. Have them in the kitchen of the Dragon! They're eating everything....and not just the food!

Charlie, if you get a chance, you think you could help me deal with these things? Squishing them doesn't seem to be stopping them, and one of them tried to eat my frying pan...

Uh....everybody else, I'd recommend maybe not coming in to the Jasmine Dragon today, until I can get these worms under control...
03 June 2013 @ 11:37 pm
[Today has not been fun for Rapunzel. Normally, she can avoid tripping over her hair, and while she does have a little bit of clumsiness to her, she's never had NEARLY as many accidents as she's had today.

Naturally, this has been sort of terrible for business. With Charlie gone for the day, Rapunzel has been managing the kitchen and tables by herself...and it's frankly a miracle she hasn't managed to injure herself or piss off any of the customers.]

Okay...you can do this, Punzie. You've taken care of big orders before with no trouble, and you can do it again today! And...we'll just pretend those other accidents didn't happen, and we'll move on. Deal? Deal.

[Rapunzel, carrying several plates of food on her arms, slowly and carefully heads out of the kitchen, mindful of where she's stepping. She's not having anymore acci--

And just as she's starting to get confident of where she's walking, she stumbles and goes crashing to the ground, plates breaking and food going all over the place.]

Oh, gosh...! I'm so sorry, I...what is wrong with me today... I'm so sorry, everybody...I'll go clean this up right away...!

[Well, at least none of the customers seem to be angry. In fact, they seem to be rather sympathetic, saying nice things and supporting her as Rapunzel gets up to grab a mop, stumbling over her feet as she goes.]

[ooc: The trope!]
21 May 2013 @ 07:49 pm
[A young man dressed all in purple, sporting an incredibly familiar head of rediculously blonde hair, is hanging from the ceiling in a makeshift hair harness, painting.]

You know, Pascal, this isn't really so bad! I mean, it was weird at first, but its not so different! It's easier to lie on my chest and paint now, too, that's a plus...!

[His voice may be deeper, and he may be a man, but it's definitely Rapunzel grinning down at a chameleon sitting on the floor, who gives him a look, turning red.]

Oh, don't be so embarrassed, Pascal, it's still me. Things will be back to normal by tomorrow, I'm sure! Besides...you're such a pretty girl chameleon, you know!

[Pascal, who appears to be sporting larger eyelashes, goes bright pink, squawking at Rapunzel before running off.]

I meant that as a good thing!! Oh, come back...!

[ooc: backdated to the 20th, because I'm an idiot and I forgot what day it was. Punzie looks like this and sounds like Leonardo da Vinci from Assassin's Creed. Just because.]
15 April 2013 @ 10:03 pm
[Rapunzel is still very shaken up from this past weekend, and its obvious from the way she's holding her frying pan close that she's not going out unarmed anytime soon.]

S...so...I've been thinking...I like having Dennis and Zucker around, they're good animal friends...and of course, I've got Pascal, he's wonderful...

But...But it hasn't been the same since Serrure and Leah left...

So I'm looking for a new roommate! Somebody who doesn't mind that I paint on the walls.
01 April 2013 @ 09:43 pm
[Rapunzel's apartment has been awfully quiet since her roommates left the City. She's got a guest keeping her occupied now, though, a scaly little guest who set her shower curtains on fire this morning.

So now, Rapunzel and the dragon that she's started to call Dennis are sitting in her living room, just staring at each other.]

Okay, Dennis. You're bigger tonight than you were last night, and you're just gonna keep getting bigger, aren't you?

[Dennis responds by blowing a smoke ring and chirping. Rapunzel just smiles sightly, shaking her head.]

I take it that's a yes? I'm gonna assume that's a yes. We're going to need to find a way to shrink you before you get too big...

[Dennis just blows a little flame, and Rapunzel laughs.]

You owe me new shower curtains, you know.