Time: Early in the evening
Location: Urahara Shouten
Tsk. I'd best be shipping Ryuuken off to Hueco Mundo as quickly as possible. Unfortunately for him that won't mean that he's getting rid of me, especially since I'll be inviting myself to tag along with him and Isshin. I've still got a bone to pick with Aizen...
~ ♥ I would never ever ever offer Isshin some pills to sedate you, although they...in theory of course...could have a very pleasant and stunning effect on your otherwise cheerful mood. ♥ ~
*snaps his fingers and suddenly an elevator covered in cobwebs appears in the middle of the store*
~ Gentlemen...let's head to the gate, shall we? ♥ ~
Time: Just after ditching the captain's meeting
Location: Seireitei rooftop
*Stretches out on his back under the late morning sun, and tips his hat low over his eyes.*
THIS is what I need - not a captain's meeting and Byakuya's uptightness... *sighs* ... maybe he'll mellow when he's older.
Though I won't hold my breath.
*Drifts into light sleep, but keeps an ear out for Ikkaku.*
If he really wants to go to Hueco Mundo, and he knows I'm not against the idea, then he should know where to find me...
I assume everyone has noticed the recent standstill, and I apologize for taking so long to do something about it.
And what I am doing is: a participation check. Even before the stoppage, some people were going absentee without leaving hiatus notices, and that needs to be rectified. Also, some players have allowed one or two of their characters to become inactive--I'm guilty of this myself with Aizen.
SO. As of today, everyone who is in a stalled thread has one week to either A) make a post if they are the next in line, or B) reply to this comment that they are still in the game if they are not next up. Anyone whose characters are NOT currently in a thread needs to find a thread to get in, new or old.
If that is not possible, the player needs to give me a valid reason why so that I can put them on hiatus, OR to resign from the game. (Either leave a comment here, or shoot me an email.) Any characters that do not meet the deadline will be considered forfeit, and removed from the game.
LONG STORY SHORT: POST
, OR AT LEAST ACKNOWLEDGE THIS MESSAGE IF YOU CAN'T. START A NEW THREAD IF YOU NEED TO.
Ichigo and Aizen have been updated and Ryuuken is still in, so I am cleared in the participation check.
AT THIS POINT, THESE ARE THE CHARACTERS WHO NEED TO POST IN STALLED THREADS:captain_ukitake
in the thread with Rukia.getaboshi_guy
in the Urahara Shoten thread.ikkaku_ball
in the Soul Society thread (or declare that thread complete and move on to, I dunno, sparring with Byakuya to work off tension).quincy_skillz
is currently up in the Grimmjow/Ichigo fight thread, but that thread has not yet stalled.
AT THIS POINT, THESE ARE THE CHARACTERS WHO NEED TO JOIN THREADS:stray_dog_renji
(You can join Rukia in the call to Ukitake?)u1qui0rra
(Can also join that thread and try to stop her call, or get distracted by Renji?)cybershunsui
, and ikkaku_ball
need to restart if the "captain's meeting" thing is decided to be done with. I would suggest having Ikkaku and Byakuya spar, and Shunsui watch with his hangover.
This will be cross-posted into the OOC comm.
Time: Just after sending Renji and Rukia off to bake pies.
Location: Orihime's holding cell.
*Is humming a jaunty little tune, and fortunately concealing his slavering at the thought of all the pie that should be waiting for him when he gets done with....a little taunting session.*
Ukelala hasn't been properly intimidating the prisoner...there needs to be more psychological warfare! WITH A SMILE!
*Just walking in casually, never mind knocking--that's for mere mortals.*
HELLO THERE, HOSTAGE~~~~! AND HOW ARE WE TODAY, WITH OUR FRIENDS ALL CAPTURED OR DYING <3<3<3?
Time - hard to tell, but after meeting with Aizen-sama
Location - Las Noches kitchen
*Has sleeves tied back and is wearing a ridiculous apron and chef's hat.*
*Stares at counter-ful of ingredients and appliances, then glances dubiously up at Renji, who looks equally confused.*
Ulquiorra looks distracted right now - maybe he won't notice...
*turns her back to him as she pulls out her cel phone and presses "13", which should transfer her directly to Ukitake-taichou.*
Oh please, please, please don't be mad at me for this, taichou - but I've got no one else to call and if there's anyone in the world who knows desserts, you're my only hope....
Location: Generic Hallway in Las Noches
Time: About five minutes after a mutual loss of virginity.
*Offhandedly to Uryuu, as he slings Zangetsu back in place:* Yeah yeah yeah...I'll take it down as much as I CAN...lucky for you Hollow is all pervert-happy and playing nice right now...
*His reiatsu, which is now noticeably less dark than it was while he was screwing Uryuu, retreats several notches as he stands tapping one lip with a finger, surveying their choice of hallways.*
I LIIIIIIIIIKE...THAT ONE!
*Takes off at full speed down the "coolest-looking" corridor.*
((OOC: Uryuu and Ichigo have now completed their log, and anyone in Hueco Mundo is welcome to interrupt their search for Orihime!))
Time: late in the afternoon
Location: Urahara Shouten
*moans as he opens his eyes* *blinks* How did I end up in the storage room? And more importantly...where did that little
Hollow go off to? I'm sure I didn't imagine Bya-kun melting that kettle and making horrible tea. Perhaps I should have saved
a sample....it could have been useful as a poison.
*looks around, notices several empty sake bottles on the floor and sees that the door is locked*
Hmm....maybe I shouldn't lhave gotten myself suckered into a drinking competition with Yoruichi again. You'd think that I'd learned
as much by now. I've just never had any kind of hallucinations after a drinking binge.
~ ♥ Yoruichi-san, I told you that we should have stopped after the tenth bottle... ♥ ~
Time: After leaving the kitchen
Location: Throne Room
*Arrives in the throne room with the two shinigami and Grimmjow*
*Bows* Aizen sama...I bring you two shinigami intruders that have surrendered. They were discovered in the kitchen having a food fight with Grimmjow Jaggerjack.
*Looks sideways at Grimmjow and smirks*
They claim to have information on the rest of their party...however I feel this is unimportant.
Time: Late morning
Location: Outside Captains' Meeting Hall
*is leaning up against a wall outside the Captain's Meeting Hall waiting for Byakuya to show up*
The more I sit around here doing nothing the more I keep thinking about those weird dreams I had. They didn't really feel like dreams, though, and Yumichika seemed to remember at least part of it, which is really weird. I can always ask Kuchiki-taichou, Kyouraku-taichou, and Ukitake-taichou if they remember any of that weird stuff. If they remember some of it, then that means that I must not be going completely crazy.
*pull Houzukimaru out from his belt and sighs*
I will go crazy if I have to stay here without any action! Kuchiki-taichou must have helped Renji and Rukia get to Hueco Mundo, and even though it was a mission to rescue Orihime-chan, there still must be plenty of Hollows and Arrancar there to fight, and that's all I care about!
Time: After leaving Urahara Shouten
Location: The Corner Store
*Once she's in the sun, she stretches and yawns. And then remembers that now is not a good time for a catnap*
Oh, he definitely won't mind. It's his fault we're doing it anyway.
*Walks into the store once they reach it, still amazed by the sliding doors*
Why don't we have doors like that for the shouten? But then maybe it's easier to break in with doors like these, because they don't look like they have locks on them like our doors do. Does that mean this place is always open? So I can come here in the middle of the night when I run out of milk or sake?
Alright! Where to first? Do you know where they keep the sake?
Time: A few hours after Kisuke sent the kids to Hueco Mundo
Location: Urahara Shouten
*Jolts awake* BABY HOLLOWS AREN'T YOUR FRIENDS!
Hm... that was strange. *Looks around and realises that she's lying on the floor in the back room of Urahara Shouten*
I could've sworn we were in a mansion... or something. And Kisuke was a captain? No... that was quite a few decades ago.
KISUKE, WHAT THE HELL DID YOU PUT IN MY
*Waits, and receives no reply*
...Oh, where's he gone?
That bastard. He must've really put something in my sake if he's hiding. Tessai? Jinta? Ururu........?
((OOC: Heh, took us long enough ^^; But yay, Yoru and Ururu are in the game~! And could one of our lovely mods add Tsumugiya Ururu to the tags? ^^;))
Time: After splitting up with Ichigo and Ishida
Location: Las Noches lunchroom/kitchen
*the absurdly long hallway ends at a strange set of metal doors*
*looks down at Rukia and shrugs* Well, I guess we have to go through here.
*he pushes through the double metal doors and just stands there holding them open, completely caught off guard by the room before him; it's a lunchroom or kitchen, and a few Arrancar lackeys (maybe they're chefs?) flee out of a side door*
What are the odds, really? But the Arrancar that were in here ran away, so we could just follow them, I guess.
*walks in and looks around, it's large, but pretty standard; he notices that there are notes taped to walls, fridges, and even a few other things, he sees something on the wall that looks like a schedule and there's a map next to it, so he pulls both off and studies them for a minute before turning to Rukia*
Hey, Rukia, what do you make of this?
Time: Just after the intercom announcements.
Location: Inoue’s quarters in Hueco Mundo.
*Shudders at both announcements*
Aizen sama was so disturbing back there...I must try to forget about it. That girl!!! how dare she make demands! Especially when Aizen sama is in a bad mood
*Moves out of the shadows and stares at Inoue unimpressed*
That intercom is not there for your selfish demands woman. In future please refrain from poisoning our ears with your hideous voice.
Actually...her voice is quite pleasant
Location: Ikkaku's room
*wakes up and feels worse than he ever remembers feeling before; he imagines this might be what he would feel like if he drank a cask of sake and then sparred with Zaraki-taichou and then Yachiru jumped on him for a few hours and then he drank another cask of sake, which very well might have happened, but he can't remember if it did*
Why do I keep thinking about someone carrying me, and driving a van, and making out with some girl? Those things would have to be dreams, but when I remember them it feels like I actually did them. But those things didn't happen in the material world, and we've been back for awhile now, so what the hell?
*tries to move, but his body won't budge and it takes him quite awhile to focus and assess his situation, which is, that Yumi is lying on top of him, which in itself is quite strange; normally he would probably yell at Yumi to get off, but he doesn't because his head hurts too much*
Oi, what the hell are you doing?
Because if you're in the mood to try something new, I'm really not up for it right now.
((OOC: April and I discussed that Yumi would be lying on top of Ikkaku.))
Time: Right after the fresh meat enters Las Noches
Red velvet pimpcouchThrone room
*Is running in circles and screaming until he nearly trips over his white pimpcoat, and then comes to his senses. Fuming at having his
INCREDIBLY STUPID HORRIBLY TRAGIC teenage years mocked, he storms over to the intercom and smacks the button.*
ANYONE WHO SO MUCH AS MENTIONS ACNE WITHIN THESE WALLS WILL SUFFER A FATE WORSE THAN SLEEPING WITH URAHARA.
*ahem* HAVE A NICE DAY~~~~!
Time: Just after entering Las Noches, just before splitting up.
Location: A massively oversized white marble hallway...ho hum. Needs wallpaper and curtains
*Looks around, and realizes that he's not a little kid, he's an angsty teenager, and he's not in the big fancy house anymore.*
AWWWWWWWWWWWW, BUT I NEVER GOT TO FINISH PLAYING TRANSFORMERS!
*Hugs Zangetsu tightly.* At least I have YOU back, ojii-san. Ohhhhhhhh, missed you so much...
Time: Several hours after Uryuu said, "Screw this, I'm going to Hueco Mundo."
Location: An undisclosed location, that looks a lot like a room under the Karakura General Hospital.
*Blinks up at the reika gin ceiling, quite sure that he was not staring at that a few minutes ago, but unable to untangle the memories swirling through his brain to decide what exactly it is he should be looking at.*
Uryuu.....? *Sensing another reiatsu in the vicinity.* Isshin....?
*Tries sitting up, but discovers that this is liable to make him lose his lunch quite violently, so that idea is abandoned.* ...Think I'll just stay here for now.
*As he's trying to ignore the nausea, something occurs to him.* What the hell. What the HELL. WHAT THE HELL. MY HAIR WAS NOT WEIRD, IT WAS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE--AND I ALWAYS KEPT IT NICE AND NEAT.
Location: Gotei 13 Captain's meeting
*Is trudging his way to the meeting hall, hat pulled low to shield his eyes from the blinding morning sun.*
Oh my head...
*Pulls hat down even lower*
Whatever I drank last night... it must have been poison. Did I wander into the 12th Division again?... Owwww...
*Doesn't think much of the recent events, because alcohol (and other poisons) will make people have really strange dreams, and make them feel the utter crap the next morning. Plus, he regularly has sexy dreams about Jyuushiro, or about Jyuushiro eating lots and lots of food.*
*Enters the meeting hall and takes his place, standing a bit unsteadily. Figures he'll get his answer about drinking poisons in the 12th Division lab if Mayuri starts screeching at him.*
Oh please, let me die if he starts talking to me in that shrill voice of his. Ohhhh the pain....
For those who haven't seen it yet, I have posted details of the new plot arc in the OOC comm. Please read them and let me know if you have any questions ASAP.
ADMIN POST--REQUIRED READING.
Things have been stalled for awhile, and it's high time we (meaning, me) got them back on track.( List of characters who need to postCollapse )
A house-keeping issue: due to the slowness of gameplay in recent months, archive posts have been completely neglected. I would like to see everyone at least make progress on catching up with them (for new players that have not done them before, feel free to ask me or Charlie for pointers)). Links to the archive post should be submitted to this thread
by April 4th.
The other issue I need to discuss with you guys is a planning one--the deaging arc seems to have pretty much run its course, and I would like suggestions about how we ought to close it and move on to the next arc. If we don't have any good suggestions in about 2 weeks' time, I'll just have the Center 46 do a little plot manipulation so that we can move on.
The next arc is going to have a "manga catch-up" theme, in honor of lolz_bleach
passing its one-year anniversary! (Soooo much crack under the bridge...) The game diverged from manga canon right after chapter 213, and obviously a LOT has happened in the manga since then. So, the next arc is going to be devoted to making up some of the difference. Since we have only Gin, Tousen, Grimmjow, and Ulquiorra as residents of Hueco Mundo, we're not going to be able to go all the way up to the current battles in the manga. Somewhere around chapter 248 is what we'll shoot for. More details will be forthcoming within the next week or so.
INPUT ON ANY OF THIS WOULD BE WELCOMED.
ADMIN OUT, LADIES.
Time: After Isshin herds the chibis inside, and Ryuuken locates Uryuu.
Location: The second floor of the mansion, where the children's room with all the toys is.
*Ichigo comes running up the stairs and bursts in the door of the room.*
FOUND IT FOUND IT TOLJA I KNEW WHERE IT WAS!!! *He doesn't mention that the first door he tried on the second floor was a bathroom.*
LOOK at all the stuff in here, an' there's the Legos and the Transformers right where we left 'em!
I CALL THE BLACK ONE WITH THE BIG SWORD!
*Dives in, happy as a dog in a room full of bones.*
Time: Shortly after handing Ichigo, Rukia, and Orihime over to Isshin.
Location: The outer edges of the mansion's garden.
*Is beating through the brush at the edge of the woods, near where he found Uryuu and Ichigo last time.*
*With a good deal more panic than he was showing Isshin:* OTOTO-KUN? IT'S ME...PLEASE, THIS ISN'T THE BEST TIME FOR HIDE AND SEEK...
((OOC: Other characters are welcome to drop in while he's looking for Uryuu, as Kiyala won't be back for a little while yet.))
: Afternoon, straight after leaving the Library
*Bursts out into the garden, running like a madman. He doesn't know where he's going but it doesn't matter much at this point*
ICHIGOOO!!Oh dammit, dammit, dammit!! How could I do this? How could I forget my own son? Masaki's going to kill me... Wait a minute, she's not here. She can't know.
Whaaaaa, Masaki isn't here!!
*Keeps running in random direction*ICHIGOOOOO!!
*Looks at the mangled electric kettle with an extremely frustrated expression on his face. He's been stuck in the kitchen on his own all this time, willing to prove Yoruichi wrong and show her that he can do something, but all he's achieved so far is prepare the teapot and mug*
I don't understand... This thing is obviously designed to have water in it; the water was in there when I found it! And I managed to get the flames up the way she did. So why... It doesn't make sense; why did it...melt?? Now I can't even try to use the water it contained and put it in another pot...
*glares at the electric kettle, feeling increasingly tempted to send it flying across the room since there's no one to see*
[OOC: I'm so mean... AND it's his birthday today *LOL*]
Location: The Children's Playground
Time: Afternoon, after the incident with Shunsui
*runs outside past the pool and then stops when she reaches the playground; parts of it look familiar, but very elaborate, there are swings and a slide--is that a fake rock wall?
--but she focuses her attention on a large tree-house*Wow, that's amazing! But aren't I a little too old for something like that? Hmm, it does look really big, though, and it doesn't look like anyone else is around, so it shouldn't matter, I guess.
*climbs up the ladder into the tree house, making sure to pull it up behind her, then sits at the edge with her feet dangling off and pulls some tiny firecrackers out of her kimono, using a fire kidou to light them and then throws them randomly to the ground*
*saying as she throws each one* Stupid Kyouraku!Gah! I still can't believe he said those things to me! What was he thinking? Has he lost his mind being in this weird place?
*her moods quickly improves with the satisfying sound of each firecracker popping, when she's through with them she takes in the view from the tree-house*This is really nice, and it's quiet too. But everything's so strange here. I guess it's because we're in the mortal world. And it's strange that no one seems to know why we're here or how to get back.
*sighs* And why isn't Kaien here too?