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Nathan Young ([personal profile] notaquaman) wrote in [community profile] animus_network2014-04-04 08:59 pm


[The face that pops onto the terminal screen is far, far too close for comfort. It's squeezed tightly into something trying for scorn, but there's an unmistakable edge of panic beneath those thick brows.]

This is hilarious, Barry! Really, you've outdone yourself!

[He backs up now, enough to actually be visible in all his lanky glory on the video feed.]

I'll be the better man here, I'll admit when I have been punk'd--hey! Look at you! You've completely lived up to your reputation as The Invisible Cunt and we're all very proud.

[He points with accusation at the terminal, as if he's giving it five seconds to confess to a crime it's committed before he becomes very, very disappointed and maybe throws a tantrum.]

But hasn't this...uncomfortably well thought out set-up gone on long enough? I thought we were friends!
doctor_dismemberment: (Default)


[personal profile] doctor_dismemberment 2014-04-05 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, now here's a familiar face. Uncomfortably familiar. It's all Richtofen can do to keep himself from touching his own cheeks to make sure he's still himself.

How stupid. He never thought he'd see Nathan again. How long has it been? Over a year? Yes, a year and a half since he was forced into that Irish brat's smelly little body. Since he was accosted with his memories, agh, since he got Richtofen's in turn--

The disgust on Richtofen's face is palpable when he switches the feed on. He speaks as if he's addressing a particularly gross animal.]

You're back? Und here I was hoping you were dead. Why don't you crawl back into whatever hole you dug yourself up out of, child?
doctor_dismemberment: (Wary)

[personal profile] doctor_dismemberment 2014-04-07 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, he knows how often Nathan can get his rocks off. He never asked for that knowledge, but there it is.

Richtofen has been around long enough to be familiar with the whole "alternate universes" thing, though, so he's aware by this point that this Nathan is a different one than the one he swapped bodies with. (Unless he's just pretending, which is always an option in Richtofen's paranoid mind.) Still, it's a very slight comfort. That means he knows more about Nathan than Nathan knows about him.]

Ja, ja, laugh it up about the sausage, it is not as if I have heard those kinds of remarks five thousand times before! [Richtofen ends, red-faced, on a shout, but he calms himself down in record time. He is the Mood Swing King.]

In any case. You are new here, aren't you? [Considering what he knows about Nathan's life, he doesn't bother asking what his tolerance for otherworldly bullshit is.] I was mistaking you for... well, you know, another you. Would you like the abridged version, or should I allot some time to telling you every mundane detail about this place?
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[personal profile] doctor_dismemberment 2014-04-13 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[Richtofen's eye twitches.]

Oh, trust me, I understand how you feel completely...

[He'll just leap right into the explanation, then. The more he gets to talk, the less he has to hear Nathan flap his lips like an idiot. He sighs.]

Right, well, your world has been destroyed, und an awful little boy named Zo who lives in this place can only save one person from every universe. The joyful caveat is that we all wind up here! [His voice peaks on a high note, and he actually smiles for a second. Then, in an instant, both his face and his tone fall flat again.] Yay.

There are infinite versions of everyone in an infinite number of universes, und it just so happens that there was another version of you here before. He und I were involved in a wonderful experiment together, but luckily for new-you, Jason - he is a scientist, though much less magnificent of one than I am - is now dead. How lucky you are.

[He's pretty sad. It would've been nice for the twat to get dissected by Jason at least once.]
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[personal profile] doctor_dismemberment 2014-04-22 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't be daft! [A vein in Richtofen's forehead throbs.] Noah brought two of each animal onto his ark, not just one. Honestly.

[That is clearly the most important matter that needs to be addressed here. He's not even Christian or Catholic or what the fuck ever, and he knows that. Kids these days.]
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[personal profile] doctor_dismemberment 2014-04-24 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[Richtofen rolls his eyes and groans in disgust.]

Of course we aren't. You could not even get someone pregnant here. Did I forget to mention that your body is not particularly organic anymore? [He taps a finger to his chin.] I think I did, actually...

[In hindsight, it's obvious why he's never heard of a pregnancy scare in this place despite the numerous marriages and disgusting relationships. Shooting collar fluid into more collar fluid isn't the best way to make babies.]
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-04-09 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
*Oh. He remembers this face. It's the madman who raved nonsense about bizarre "cults" in the tower at the terminals. He supposes he should leave the greeting to Richtofen, given how unpleasant he'd been, but...*

There was another version of yourself here before. He was a raving madman, wrapped up in frightening delusions. *His features soften in sympathy.* I should hope you're was rather saddening to see.

It's a long story, one I've had to tell often, so please, forgive my bluntness. *With an apologetic smile, his voice takes on the very tone of someone who's said this sort of thing all too often, over and over.* This isn't a 'setup'. This is a tower called Animus, and, unfortunately, that note is true. I...don't know if he's still saying we should all be happy here, however. That's what he wished of us before...before he understood...before we understood, in fact.
warriorscribe: (Uncertain)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-04-15 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
*...Yeah, this is the same guy. This is pretty pathetic already.*

No...I have no idea what that is. "Animus" means "soul".

*And he doesn't think he can trust any description of this "anime" he might provide, either.*
warriorscribe: (To walk a long road)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-04-23 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
"Tower of Souls", if you want it to sound more menacing, though I don't know why you would. The "he" I mentioned is the one who wrote the letter, it's probably still on your nightstand. His name is Zo, and he's the youngest and kindest of our hosts here.
warriorscribe: (Oh but...)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-04-25 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nazi"? I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the term.

*And not commenting on the "pedophile" part because he's pretty sure this person throws false accusations at everything he sees. He remembers the "furry" tirade. In fact, he's probably not going to trust any explanations about this "Nazi" business he hears from him, either.*

But Zo truly cares for our well being and doesn't torture us the way the others do.
warriorscribe: (Uncertain)

this isn't awkward in the slightest...sorry for all this

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-04-28 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
*He doesn't know what "Jewish" is either. Kind of hard to know the word when you're born well before Judah.

But rather than asking about any of these things (a world war? A war between worlds, or a war encompassing all of one world? Both sound terrifying.), he finds himself caught off guard by how plausible all this was. It wasn't like the claim of a tent made of books, or the spastic, disjointed generalizations about "furries" in general. People killing one another for their beliefs was most certainly a thing that happened, unfortunate though it was, and the sudden change in tone wasn't something he'd heard when he was going on about the "furries". And a war on a world or multi-world scale? He could see how such a thing might happen - worlds as countries or chains of alliances.

But while he might cautiously entertain this idea as a sane one grounded in reality for all these things, there was still the matter of the accusation.*

I...ah. I'm afraid I haven't met anyone here who was volatile enough towards anyone else for their faith to kill them.

*And a quick check reveals...Richtofen as the only other person who had been speaking to him as of this point in the conversation. Richtofen didn't even seem to care what anyone believed...

Another false accusation, it seemed. He couldn't even imagine Richtofen even hiding any vitriol. He was far too transparent with it, honestly.*
Edited (clarification because that last sentence sounded weird) 2014-04-28 06:07 (UTC)
crouching_sin: (stop irritating me)

video; hello there

[personal profile] crouching_sin 2014-04-28 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
He's definitely a Nazi, or at least associated with them. The uniform is unmistakable.

And don't mind Enoch. He was born well before there was a Germany. If I'm guessing correctly, I believe he's from about five thousand years before you.
crouching_sin: (unkempt and alone)

I am so sorry for him.

[personal profile] crouching_sin 2014-04-30 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
... In a sense. There are many strange people here, from different times and different worlds. What holds true in your world likely does not hold true in others, and nothing from your world really holds true here.

But to answer your question: I was alive during World War Two in my world. And the first World War. And every war, because reincarnation is a bitch when you can remember everything from every life.

And before you start with the 'that's insane' or 'you're crazy' talk, drop it. We're on a tight deadline until - well. We're not certain what, but likely the end of our ability to exist here or anywhere. Shove your disbelief to the side and help, or get out of the way. Either way no one has the time to sit here and babysit you through the five stages of grief or the five stages of whining.
warriorscribe: (Oh but...)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-05-01 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
*Normally, Enoch might chide Naoya for his callous words, but honestly, he's grateful for his intervention. Nathan isn't the sort he'd want to talk to for long periods of time, but his conscience leaves him unable to just leave him.*

But I've never seen any signs of hatred in him for-...

*And that's when it clicks. Uniforms mean some degree of organization. Could they have become so entrenched that...*

Unless it was something which one could be born into without agreeing?

*Enlighten him, Naoya.*
crouching_sin: (they ain't gonna catch you when you fall)

[personal profile] crouching_sin 2014-05-01 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
In theory, yes. The war didn't last long enough for someone of his age to be born into it, however. And while I'm told there were few options for those in Germany to avoid being caught up in it, he strikes me as the sort of person who would have joined willingly in order to take advantage of their... lax policies towards treatment of experimental subjects.

[Richtofen you do kinda come off as a crazy mad scientist, okay.]
brbtalkingtogod: (Default)

video; forever late

[personal profile] brbtalkingtogod 2014-05-02 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Sound rather like you're a bigmouth. Much talking, nothing behind it.

[Look who decided to join the conversation.]

Immortality won't be of much use to anyone if things are going to turn nasty.

And it's not 5000 years. It been 360.000... no, 14.000 years.
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[personal profile] crouching_sin 2014-05-03 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
It's a different immortality than the one you're thinking of, probably -

[Oh. Lucifel.]

Your sense of time is unreliable. Time doesn't mean anything to someone like you.
warriorscribe: (Amusement)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-05-03 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
*Well, that might explain why Nathan's crazy. Poor guy. He hopes he never gets to be like him.

Lucifel's appearance never fails to relax him, though, and a small smile goes to his guardian.*

It's true. His sense of time has always been odd.

*Sorry, Lucifel. He'll make it up to you somehow.*

But I suppose if he's the "big mouth", you're the new "looks", aren't you, Lucifel?

*That's how.

Except wait. What?*

And just how long have you been immortal?
crouching_sin: (unkempt and alone)

[personal profile] crouching_sin 2014-05-03 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
... It's a curse, not a superpower. But you sound young. You'll learn.
warriorscribe: (Gazing into eternity)

[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-05-03 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
Half a are young. You haven't even lived a lifetime yet.

*He sighs heavily.* You'll see, in time. Once we've time at all.
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[personal profile] brbtalkingtogod 2014-05-03 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
Time doesn't have much of a meaning if you have always been able to walk through it as you like.

[He had to learn that during his stay here. But they're gonna have to talk about that Enoch. But to get back at the kid...]

And it seems no one taught you respect to your elders. Half a year of immortality makes you nothing but a baby compared to others.
crouching_sin: (and this is crazy)

[personal profile] crouching_sin 2014-05-03 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Exactly. You're not even fully grown. You're nothing but a brat.
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2014-05-09 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course you're an adult by normal standards. But you apparently have to improve your listening skills - we only spoke in terms of your immortality. You've only seen a part of what it means to be immortal.
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[personal profile] brbtalkingtogod 2014-05-10 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"In a manner of speaking"... that isn't much of a clear statement, is it? Looking like an adult doesn't make you one. And acting the way you are is immature. Not really the trait of an adult, unless the definition in your world is different from the one I'm familiar with.

[You are welcome Nathan.]

Or what do you say?

[Naoya and Enoch are free to add something to his words if they wish.]
Edited (typo) 2014-05-10 23:12 (UTC)