01 March 2013 @ 08:55 pm
[Although it's certainly this PB's first time being here, she hardly looks surprised as she glances around, a small smile on her face.]

Hello? Is anyone there?
28 February 2013 @ 12:40 am
[Even though it had been nearly two months since her beloved Zinc had been uprooted from the land of lesbians and sunshine, Gavril still felt the sting of their far-to-soon separation. As of late Gavril had taken to residing in the white house Zinc had once called home, amidst the mechanical insects and the trees she had planted the previous year, the zombie girl had spent far to much time reminiscing about the past year, eating raw meat, and drinking and drinking and drinking. 

Though it would literally take a small tanker truck of booze to get Gavril drunk, she was at least a little buzzed as she played with the little mechanical bug Zinc had left behind in the wake of her sudden departure. Rather serene looking  amidst the house's small garden, having visitors would be a nice change of pace.]
26 February 2013 @ 10:21 pm
[The sight of a girl waking up in the flowers is ordinary now, but Usagi seems determined to sleep right through this non-dream.]
Mmmn... Just five more minutes....
[She turns over in her sleep, flapping her hand at whoever she's dreaming is trying to wake her up.]
23 February 2013 @ 04:21 pm
[When the mirrors show up this time? There's a woman. She's already changed into her normal clothes, and it seems for a reason. There's a bright glow from the middle of her chest beneath them, so she's probably hiding something. She's also got some sunglasses on.]

So, the Gardens, huh? Sorry, no can do. I have a few important appointments later--seeing a guy about the clean energy Stark Tower's using, meeting Pepper to discuss the last phase of the renovations, a suit to work on to save the world in... You know, the normal, every-day things. So, uh, no time for a tea party, I'm booked clear into next year. But hey, if you get in touch with Pepper, I'm sure we can work something out, right, Queenie?

[Because obviously the queen has to be looking at this, right? And it's pretty rude to ignore someone as important as Toni Stark. Though now she'll finally address the rest of the Gardens.]

And the rest of you--what's a girl gotta do to get a shawarma or something around here? Got any good restaurants? Especially ones with cheeseburgers. Been doing a little too much of the around the world thing, I need something American.
17 February 2013 @ 10:45 pm
[ Some will recognize the purple-haired woman shown in the mirror. Though why she's wearing one of those white shifts given to new arrivals might be a bit odd. Wasn't she a "regular" here? ] Eh? Where....?

[ Looking down at herself, and then around, she stood and walked to the edge of the clearing where she had spotted her clothes. Rather than pick up any one piece of her training uniform she just grabs her necklace and hangs it around her neck. ] Mach Caliber, are you there?

«I am active.» [ Comes the reply of a synthesized female voice, coming right from the necklace's teal gem. ]

Where are we?

«Central arrival position.»

[ That might not be a difficult deduction to make, given the surroundings, but still, it's rather odd how confused the woman seems about this. ] Do you detect anyone in range? Caro, Signum, Nanoha, Fate, Erio, ... Tohma? [ Though the latter are male names, and it's there that she laughs a little. ] No. They wouldn't be here at all, would they? [ Oh good. Seems she really does seem to remember this place. And that means the sight of the Vine recording her isn't all that unusual. She bounds on over. ] Hi everyone! It seems I've gone missing for a while. Can someone tell me the date and... maybe... give me a sound-off?

[ Calmer than a moment ago, she sits down in the grass. ] We don't have to talk long. I just want to make sure that everyone's all right.

(( OOC: And we're back! Though just with Subaru for now, and with a bit of a canon update. For those who would have noticed, she disappeared shortly after the start of the new year. o/ ))
14 February 2013 @ 01:34 am
[soooo you all remember the robot cafe, right? Well, even if you don't, they've decided to announce their holiday specials, since it is a special day! The little mechanical creatures have emerged from Antikythera and are distributing flyers as well as sample chocolates, and even small fruity drinks to those who are old enough. But as some veterans might warn you, they're not ordinary treats...]


Milk Chocolate | Some people think classics are the best! This might help you warm up to people a little, if you usually have trouble.

Dark Chocolate Caramel | Kind of a sticky situation...you've touched someone, but now you can't let go! Maybe a little kiss will loosen things up.

Key Lime Ganache | Sometimes you need a little zing. When you look at her, it's like it's for the first time. There's a spark there that wasn't there before.

Raspberry Creme | Girls just wanna have...cuddle time? Sometimes it's enough just to be close. Warms your heart, doesn't it?

Cashew Turtle | Talk about awkward? You want to tell her how you feel! But you just can't find the right words...in fact, you keep tripping over them.

White Chocolate | I wanna hold your, I wanna hold your ha-a-a-a-and...


Amarula and Eve* | It's sweet, like a kiss. Maybe it could use a little tongue. And once you start, you just don't want to stop...

Godiva Royale* | Chocolate is so decadent. That's how you want her to feel, decadent. You'll do anything to make this the best day she's ever had.

Black Angel* | Feeling a little dangerous? Take a trip on the wild side. Try something you haven't before. If you know what I mean.

Cupid's Kiss* | Oh I'd like to get to know you, yes I would...er. In the biblical sense. No shame in that. Maybe by the end of the night we'll even be on a first-name basis.

*Adults only, please use discretion

{ooc: since, you know, the holiday, I figured an open post was in order, so feel free to post an individual thread for your character or tag around! Also feel free to make up more sweets + side effects. If a thread gets NSFW please either move it to another post or mark it in the subject line! Also it might help to put some preferences in your initial comment/subject if you do or don't want something specific.}
12 February 2013 @ 06:46 pm
[She's been spending the past few days getting to know the Gardens. It's an odd place, and there are some odd things here, but not many that are stranger to her than the building she finds herself standing before now.

It's a greatly reduced and somewhat battle scarred version of a building she knows well, and she's not sure what it's doing here in such an idyllic spot, in the midst of so many green trees and bright flowers. The earth around the structure looks like it was scorched bare at some point, but the grass is already growing there again, covering the old damages. The Vine has wound itself around the building. It doesn't look like anyone's been there in some time.

But it's not completely abandoned. There's a solitary clockwork robot, silver and spider-shaped, as large as a medium-sized dog, pacing around the perimeter of the building. It comes running up to Aerith as she approaches. She starts, fingers tightening on her rod, but it seems it only wants to greet her, so at last, though still a little wary, Aerith pets it. This appears to make it happy, or about as happy as a robot spider can seem. It circles her, remaining at her feet for the time being.

After a long time staring up at the small copy of Shinra Headquarters, Aerith turns to the Vine. It senses her intent and displays a mirror.

Hello everyone. Is anyone out there today? If I don't know you already, my name's Aerith.

[The Gardens are such a quiet place, she's not necessarily sure of getting a reply, but it's worth trying.]

Has anyone else found anything familiar here? This building... I know it, from back home. Do you know how it came to be here?

[But that's not the only question that's been on her mind.]

And I was wondering, what were you all doing, before? Right before you came here, I mean.
11 February 2013 @ 08:29 pm
[It hadn't taken long after her arrival for Vanitas to shred the ridiculous, white dress and grow her normal outfit like a second skin. Commanding darkness had its perks, and now, with the helmet securely in place in place to hide her face, she uses the vine or whatever it is.]

So. Where's this so-called queen? And how do I get back? I have too much to do to be sitting around here, making peace and harmony or whatever.

[She audibly gags at that, actually.]

I'm not some weak little sap.

[She doesn't expect answers, and she feels stupid for even doing it. So she leaves the mirror behind and starts to explore.

Maybe something in this stupid place will appeal to her.]
09 February 2013 @ 10:45 am
[The feed opens to the image of a girl with long blue hair wearing oddly shaped headphones, looking both confused and a bit angry she tries her best to appear cheerful at she addresses the mysterious vine. Older residents may recognize her as the Queen of Bel, a girl who had once lived in the garden and controlled demons via a handheld device. One such demon, a small pixie in a blue body suit and red hair, sits upon her shoulder.]

Just a quick question, this is the Garden right? you know, the one where the Queen wanted everyone to fall for each other.

Ask if your girlfriend is here!

Um, ignoring that, if anyone remembers me, my name is Tsukasa.

[ooc:Pixies replies will be in pink.]

08 February 2013 @ 05:34 pm
[when she woke it was like being washed up on shore after a shipwreck. Cold, and lonely. She knew, instinctively, that so much time had gone by, slipped past her, but she didn't know how. Not even a memory of darkness, just emptiness. It was different.]

[of course, there was nothing to go back to. But somehow, this place had rescued her once again.]

[with that knowledge came relief--as terrifying as the experience was, it meant that there was hope. She could always come back here. She pulled her cloak on over the white dress, pulling her knees to her chest to think.]

[there were people she needed to see. To reassure them. But she didn't quite feel well enough to walk. Thankfully, a tendril from the Vine crept up and curled gently against her wrist, nudging her. She patted it, then called up a mirror.]

[of course, faced with it, she freezes for a moment, not sure what to say.]

H--hello...I--I'm back. I think. [she tugs her hood down further over her face, embarrassed.]

(ooc: hi guys I missed you)
08 February 2013 @ 04:25 pm
[Frowning into the vine is a young woman. The usual white dress of new arrivals has already swapped out for one might assume are her preferred clothes, which is a military-esc uniform in gaudy red and yellow. It's a little ridiculous as far as outfits go, but she wouldn't trade it for the world right now.]

Um, guys? Are you out there somewhere?

[She glances around her. The Gardens are quiet, and more than a little eerie. Besides the wildlife there isn't a soul in sight.]

Is... there anyone here at all?
08 February 2013 @ 01:29 pm
[The face that appears on the Vine is cheery and bright, and her voice is the same when she starts talking. The woman's outside Seventh Heaven, arms crossed, one of the cats napping in the sun a little ways off.]

Okay, I'll play along for a little bit and believe that kitty cats can tell me what I need to know. [Since it's so ridiculous she might as well have fun with this...whatever it is. They got her clothes and food, at the least.] They can't, however, tell me if this beautiful building by the lake is in use or not, so if they aren't lying this'll get the word out. Who owns it, and if the answer is no one, then I might just go spruce it up-sound good? [It's what she knows, so why not? Though you really shouldn't have to clean in a fantasy.]


[Alternately, if you want to drop by, she'll be there airing the place out and humming songs to herself. She loves company, so don't feel shy about it-if she thinks she can get your attention, she'll try.]
08 February 2013 @ 03:13 pm
[Having returned to the Pagoda after the Doctor left, Kariya wasn't aware of anything strange at first. She was often alone at the Pagoda, except for the dogs. But days passed, and the once lively Vine was still and silent. There were no messages. Hour by hour, she began to feel more alone and more puzzled.

So she left the Pagoda and the dogs that followed her like attendants while she was there. Surely someone was still around? Her shuffling, limping gait was unhurried. She'd been healed somewhat by the snakes, but the worms continued their interior assault, and she was growing worse again, day by day. There was another way to assuage the pain and halt her deterioration, but that wasn't an option she'd chosen to take, so this was her lot. She could bear it. If she died again, she'd be revived again, and it would continue until she was able to find her way home, back to the War. It was odd, to have such a distant feeling about her own death, but things were different here. Death was different.

It was so quiet in the Gardens. Among the trees and flowers, she heard birds calling but no human voices. She felt like the last person in the world. It was an odd, lonely feeling. Kariya made her slow way to the orchard, to the silent arcade, to the lake of blood, and finally, found herself at the pale crumbled ruins at the center of everything. She rested a hand on the cool, white stone to hold herself up. Where was everyone?

And last, she reached out for a tendril of Vine and asked:

Hello, is anyone there?
23 January 2013 @ 02:19 am
A few days ago, she was on top of the world. She had finally been intimate with her girlfriend, she loved the party, had even spoken to Akiha in the baths without it falling into some crazy stupid fight! But a lot can change in a few days, and on this one, Fionna was feeling bloated and achy. It was a certain time of the month, and usually, Fionna would mope but try to be a little bit cheerful. But in that same matter of days, even with the party, came the few days after. She knew Alessa had gone, and that had made her sad, definitely. But then she got news about others. Sanae. Nue. Akira. Her recently pillow fighting friend of awesome, Mugi. But then came the one that felt like a drop kick to the stomach. The one, when hearing it, made her tear out of the tree fort, fists clenched, and made her attack several defenseless trees, grunting and making frustrated noises because this did not make her feel better.

And then the period happened, so Fionna was at her surliest, glowering in the distance, not finding any real reason to want to do anything but sit by herself in the gardens. Her face was blotchy, so draw your own conclusions.
20 January 2013 @ 12:02 pm
[The Vine opens a mirror to anyone passing by it to show the inside of an empty building. A place of finery, there was no movement. No sound. Nothing...

The mirror closes and a few moments later, it opens again, to show the inside of the same building, but a different place. A room untouched. A bed unmade. Trinkets around, but there was a thin layer of dust on them.

Again, the mirror closes and reopens a bit later to show the outside of this building. The gardens. They were untended, but finally there was so movement. Barely visible was a distressed looking Hoppip waving its fronds at something with cries of 'Hoppip! Hoppip!'

A voice responds, quiet but with a cruel edge to it, finally identifying the seemingly abandoned building as the Tohno Mansion.]

Your cries mean nothing to me. She's gone. They're all gone. You should leave, too, before I eat you.

[The Hoppip continues to cry out and draw close until it screams as one frond catches on fire. It flails about, putting the fire out before retreating. To the viewers of the mirror, it was hiding in the garden out of sight of Akiha.]

Go... leave.

[There's movement then as Akiha passes by the mirror, heavy streaks of vermillion running through her black hair. When she glances over at it, there is something distinctly non-human in her eyes. She narrows them, but says nothing, continuing on her way. A few seconds later, the mirror closes.]
[Since her encounter with Yuuka last month, Reimu hasn't been out much. She lost a lot of blood during her thorny kiss, and whenever she talked they opened up. Now that she has mostly healed(though her mouth is still sore and her mouth still looks a bit raw), she is out looking over what madness the queen has done now.

You may find her looking at a painting of (OOC:I'll let you guys decide what she is looking it). She doesn't look to happy about the picture, as she starts to put seals around the area, to try and prevent people from falling into it. Chances of it actually working though are slim.]
15 January 2013 @ 10:41 pm
Good morning, dears! Isn't this just the most wonderful month? There's just something about it that sends a tingle right to the very tips of my soul! In fact, I can feel my beloved muse stirring!

I've been hard at work all day with the canvas. Here, what do you think?

[She steps aside to reveal an oil painting of a mother breastfeeding her child. The brushwork is pretty good, although hastily done.]

Or what about this?

[Two nude female figures embrace in this one.]

Don't you just love art? I've scattered my collection for you all to enjoy, but what I'd most love is for you to add to it! I'd love for some more portraits, especially of you lovely ladies, and I would be ever so grateful if you could provide for me! I'll even make sure you're kept warm, so you can pose for nudes if you like. It is the classical form, after all!

Good luck!
12 January 2013 @ 05:29 pm
OK, I'll make this fucking quick. Have any of you girlys seen Zinc lately? She missed our anniversary a few weeks ago and I haven't seen her since.

I mean It ain't like her to disappear for a long time unless something bad's happened...

[For a moment Gavril stops and stares at the mirror, her face stark white as the weight of that statement hits her like a ton of bricks.]

Goddamn it...
10 January 2013 @ 06:22 pm
Okay, I'm curious. Some of us have been here a while, some more then others. By quite a bit for some. But with all this time spent, I have to wonder but one thing.

Who here has actually gotten themselves in one of those love filled relationships, either currently or before? Here I mean, ones that happened before don't count. Additionally, who here even gives a damn?

If anyone is curious, I haven't found my cherished someone. I know, you all are just so saddened to hear that I am without one to love, but my heart is locked away behind the gates of hell.

[Despite the dripping sarcasm at the end, she felt this was a question that had a long time coming, it just had to be done.]