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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2014-01-31 12:09 am

Recharge?

Characters: anyone who signed up to be hooked into the machine for the Recharge? event
Setting: a void
Format: party style
Summary: Those who chose to hook themselves up to the machine find themselves wandering around a void...
Warnings: standard Animus warnings; please put anything specific in subject lines of threads
fionnuisce: (as well as strong)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-01-31 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Waver's arms were crossed tightly over his chest, a desperate attempt to stop himself from shaking. Nightmares were something he was accustomed to and even expected going into this, but that didn't mean the lecturer liked them at all. He failed to repress a shudder as he tried to push away the lingering thoughts of blood, fire, and catastrophe.]

Where- [Realizing his voice sounded weak and shaken, Waver cleared his throat and tried again.] This...isn't another dream, is it?
megazero_to_superhero: Oh I'll show ya some Blaster's Wrath, alright ... (✪ Determined ★ Angry ★ Looking Up)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-01 06:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Have one sourpuss-looking superhero making his way over to you, Waver.]

Nope. Unless I'm havin' dreams about dis place now.

[David's had his own share of nightmares, but they've mostly just made him cranky. Whatever is causing them has had a wealth of bad experiences to draw on. Sort of like that calendar he received in the mail months ago ...]
fionnuisce: (when you've lost yourself completely)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-01 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
So we've escalated the level of insanity? Fantastic.

[Shrugging off the lingering unease the best that he could, Waver frowned and looked around at the lack of scenery.]
megazero_to_superhero: Now where'd that last goon go? (✪ Observing ★ Conversation)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-01 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
'Least it's just nightmares an' nothin' more serious.

[David's paying more attention to the other assembled volunteers, himself. Seeing who all signed up for Riki's power donation drive.]

Imagine if dey didn't let us hang out together, eh? Dat can get creepy.
fionnuisce: (oh my friends forgive me)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-01 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sure we'd be inclined to think we were dead, were that the case. And I mean properly dead, not the usual one-day revival.
megazero_to_superhero: You tell me where, I'll tell you when. (✪ Serious ★ Conversation ★ Listening)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-01 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe—I dunno, I woulda expected to see da pearly gates if dat were true.

[David idly chomps on the cigar, looking thoughtful for a moment.]

Den again ... I got no clue how life after death's s'posed to work in wherever dis tower is.
fionnuisce: (tethered mind freed from the lies)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-01 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
If there's a heaven, I'd place this as 'a location it could not possibly be further from', myself.
megazero_to_superhero: Just yer average ordinary everyday superhero. (✪ Neutral ★ Looking)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-01 07:09 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I've met angels an' demons, so dere's gotta be a Hell worse dan dis.

[David grins humorlessly.]

Maybe punks like Jason're paddin' deir resumes for when dey get dere.
fionnuisce: (could see a world reborn)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-02 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
I'd imagine Jason's got a reserved seat, if he doesn't just up and tip Satan out of his fucking throne.
megazero_to_superhero: Just yer average ordinary everyday superhero. (✪ Neutral ★ Looking)

[personal profile] megazero_to_superhero 2014-02-02 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
[That gets a bitter chuckle out of David.]

Man, I hope not. Or—hey, actually, I hope he does, 'cause I don't imagine da devil'd take that guff lightly.
bashfulshifter: (Hmm)

[personal profile] bashfulshifter 2014-02-01 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rick has already started to wander--the pull is strong compared to his attention span, particularly since that gives him something else to focus on rather than the dreams he's just woken up from. If they are awake...which he doubts they are. Mind-walking is a little weird to think about.]

[Still, Waver's voice is enough to keep him focused long enough to reply.]


...I th--think...no. Um--the p-plane. I m-mean-- [Rick pauses and brings a hand up to his faintly glowing temples.] --the, uh--a-a-astral p-plane...m-maybe? I d-don't...i-it c-c-could be...

[Nope, distracted again. Rick's feet start unconsciously dragging him forward once more.]
fionnuisce: (oh my friends forgive me)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-01 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Might I advise complete sentences, perhaps?

[Not that Waver was any less distracted, looking around in confusion and trying to comprehend this.]
bashfulshifter: (derp derp)

[personal profile] bashfulshifter 2014-02-01 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oops. Rick blushes fierce red and tries again--embarrassment is apparently enough to bring him back to reality.]

...S-Sorry. The, um...a-a-astral p-plane. It's... [...how on earth is he supposed to describe this.] ...b-between, uh...m-minds? I think?
fionnuisce: (oh my friends forgive me)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-02 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
Oh...that's an idea. [One that Waver started to consider carefully before speaking again.]

Some kind of 'collective unconscious' sort of thing, then? I can't say I find it likely, but it does seem like a possibility.
bashfulshifter: (Hmm)

[personal profile] bashfulshifter 2014-02-02 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rick shrugs, then decides that Waver's answer is better than any he could come up with and nods in agreement.]

I-It, uh...w-was s-s-something f-from my w-w-world. I d-d-didn't know i-if it w-would...um...c-carry over? [Can planes of reality even do that? Are they not ubiquitous? That makes Rick's brain hurt a lot more than he's comfortable with.]
glassceiling: (pic#6681743)

[personal profile] glassceiling 2014-02-01 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
...I would have no reason to dream of you, would I?

[Assassin is no less confused and scared than anyone else here, though she is trying hard to stay calm. The only hint at how nervous she actually is is the fact that she has pulled her cloak tight around herself and is stepping away from anyone who comes too close.]
fionnuisce: (could see a world reborn)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-02 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
At the moment I can't recall ever having met you, so I can say the answer is a sound 'no' on both sides.
glassceiling: (pic#6681743)

[personal profile] glassceiling 2014-02-02 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Then whatever this is, it is no nightmare.

...Perhaps it would be better if it was.
fionnuisce: (oh my friends forgive me)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-02 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
I think I prefer this to the persistent nightmares, myself.
glassceiling: (Default)

[personal profile] glassceiling 2014-02-02 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
You can wake up from a nightmare. But...is there a way out of this place?
warriorscribe: (Uncertain)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-02-02 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
Not unless we're all dreaming it at once.

*Given psychoradiation, it's possible, but he feels awake enough.*
fionnuisce: (tethered mind freed from the lies)

[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-02-02 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
At this point, I might believe that a valid possibility. That said--our environment aside, I feel more or less lucid at the moment. The real question, then, would be less 'are we dreaming' and more 'where the fuck are we'?
warriorscribe: (Did I hear you right?)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-02-05 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
That's something I doubt anyone here can answer.

*Enoch glances around at the lights in the darkness that are their fellow volunteers.*

My question is, are we meant to be here?