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mask or menace mods ([personal profile] maskormods) wrote in [community profile] etcelsior2016-07-30 07:44 pm

BOOM BOOM POW


TEST DRIVE MEME
Considering apping into MASK OR MENACE? Want to dip your toes into the setting and get a feel of whether your character will fit into it? Or maybe you're just cruising and want to play around? Then you've come to the right place!

Pick any of the following scenarios below or feel free to make up your own, but don't be afraid to throw yourself at someone else's thread, either!

And remember there's only one rule in Test Drive Meme Club: have fun!

    01. The city of Heropa is what one might expect from a small, bright and cheery place, where locals are friendly enough and local shop owners might offer a free drink to welcome you to their fair city. Some of the locals might thank you for always lending your service to the nation, while others might not say anything -- but if you have something nasty to say, better not say anything at all, right? But on closer inspection of these Silent Stanleys and Stellas, you might notice that some people actually back away from any imPort who quite obviously looks like they aren't "from around the neighborhood". Once in a while, you may hear a voice raised:

    "Can you believe they have the nerve to show their faces? I heard they were responsible for the monsters that caused earthquakes in Philadelphia!"

    Of course, for every claim, there's a rebuttal; you may well hear a competing voice arguing, "No way, they fought those things! It wasn't their fault!"

    ImPorts are a divisive issues, even in pretty Heropa.

    02. De Chima, Virginia, is a large city with a healthy economy, and though it's quieter, there are just as many citizens awed at your very presence. Look at you! Organic wonder! Science and technology are the lifeblood of this city, so you're likely to come across a good many locals taking your picture with the newest of devices. The imPort craze is at an all-time high, and you may find yourself cornered by overzealous imPort fans, media wannabes and opportunists alike, shoving cameras in your face.

    Their questions are likely to be fairly mundane, however; get ready for an interview about your taste in romantic partners, personal underwear choices, favourite foods, and more!

    03. Maurtia Falls, Pennsylvania, is having a rainy day. The streets seem to be running with water, the sky can't seem to stop crying. You might want to check out some consumerism-inclined shelter, be that a smoky and dart-eyed bar full of grumbling locals, or a grimy and industrial coffee shop (full of grumbling locals). Watch your step, newly minted imPort, because if you let on that you're fresh meat then you're bound to find a few people who decide that the only proper welcome for an imPort is a nice set of knuckles to the face.

    04. Nonah, North Carolina, is the liveliest of all cities; loud, busy and there's some kind of energy in the air that gets everyone buzzing with excitement. You may find yourself in the midst of a few closed-off streets for some occasion or another - whether it be a food cart festival, no-car day, or something else! - and surrounded by the hum of people, the waft of food being served on the street, and plenty of attention

    Look there -- someone's demoing a VR roller coaster! Won't you give it a shot?

superposition: ((beings of strategy))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-08-01 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
It's at about this time that a fellow with vertical hair happens by, walking (or more accurately being towed by) a couple of very large, fluffy, enthusiastic white puppies. And while the pups don't know her, they are certainly interested in her. "Kepler, no. Down," he says, but Kepler has not quite mastered Down and Qubit has to grab his actual collar to keep the dog from trying to jump on her.

"I'm terribly sorry. Friendly little monster, isn't he," he grumbles. But when he glances up to her face, he's taken aback. "Goodness. Mako Mori? Is that you?"
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[personal profile] redshoerevenge 2016-08-02 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
Mako smiles down at the dogs for a moment because they are dogs. They cannot help but be curious about everything around them. When the man with the inventive hair says her name, though, she lifts her head to search his face. He is unfamiliar and she tilts her head a little.

"Better friendly than not." She smiles and nods. "I am Mako, yes, but please forgive if I don't recognize you. I have heard that it does happen."
superposition: ((william hartnell eat your heart out))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-08-02 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
Qubit nods, understanding. "Ah. So have I, actually. No, sit." He pressed down on Kepler until the dog took the hint and sat. Not to say it wasn't a tiny bit disappointing, not being remembered, but it wasn't as if he'd been particularly close to her to begin with. "Pardon me, then. I'm Qubit," he says, straightening up. "Newt and Hermann are good friends of mine. Speaking of which, have you got in touch with them? I'm sure they'll be glad to see you."
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[personal profile] redshoerevenge 2016-08-02 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
"I have not yet done so, but I do look forward to it." It is good that he knows of the strangeness that might cause her to have been here earlier and have no memory of it. Mako studies his face for a moment and then nods once, her smile genuine, if small.

"I am pleased to meet you, Qubit, it is an honor to meet a friend of Drs. Geiszler and Gottlieb. They are both well?"
superposition: (So let it be known)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-08-09 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hah, don't let Dr. Geiszler hear you call him that. "Oh, yes. More than well, I'd say. But I'll leave it to them to give you the particulars," he said. For one thing, Newt would kill him if he spoiled any big reveals. "So what are you up to here? Just taking in the sights?"