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Botuli: -Minimizes to avoid the attacks-
Hitodama: -Starts firing off Shadow Balls-
"Do.. Do you know any healing moves?"
"Alright, um, yeah no that one would be bad. What did that cat thing say its type was again? Oh, right."
Kaguya jumps at New Moon's Beast with.. A Jump Kick.
"YOU WERE THE GUY THAT GAVE ME GLITTER JUICE!"
Rowan: <You'll get used to it.>
Bartholomew: <Wot's a glitter juice?>
Byleth: I get a lot of people.
-patting Ever on the head again- • _•
Vee: -ceasing her vaguely neon coruscance- <Ack!>
-squirming- <Um, hey, kiddos—it—might be—dangerous in there??>
-whimper- <I don' wanna bite you, either!>
Fraidy: -squish-squishes, in return- <Don't bite!>
Pippy: -peep- <Oooooh, bacterial cultures. Any Pokerus?>
-only slightly furtive- <...y'know, on the down-low?>
Logan: -dry as friggin Orre- Ah. Those skills are...impressive.
Megan: …? :3
Logan: -to Brie- Oh, sorry, sorry.
Addie: -scampering down their arm- <It's cold out today.>
-and she fully drains the excess charge-
Logan: -properly handshaking- It's an old childhood problem. Comes with the name, maybe. ^^;
-to Pef- I've been good! Not getting set on fire, mostly, or getting blasted with science or running around all over the world(s). Getting some "me time".
Addie: -wry- <You don't know the meaning of the term.>
Logan: -boop- Oh hush, you follow me everywhere.
Addie: -wink- <So it's my right to call you out.>
Logan: -can winks be languid? find out right here, right now, on the Ranger Network-
Rookidee: <Sure, if you gimme candy.>
-chirp- <I dunno any of you people!> •♦•
Ever: -is pat, squeaks-
Yeah, I see how Megan made friends with her.
-the Dreepy flock together, startled-
-he sprays a calming watery mist at Fraidy-
PEFE!Every: I don't traffic in performance-enhancers.
Ever: You have Nihilego toxin in your socks.
PEFE!Every: That's for recreational use!
Cytosol: <My recreational use, to clarify.>
PEFE!Every: It's apparently very enjoyable if it can be readily broken down.
-Brie just blinks, and smiles at Logan sunnily-
PEFE!Every: Me time is important.
Ever: (significantly) Very important.
Baby bird. Baby.
-they have some candy, somehow, and trade it to the Rookidee for pets-
Brie: (out the side of her mouth) Traitor.
Ever: (likewise) Dictatrix.
Brie: ...Anyway, Logan, I think Ever's mentioned you!
Tara: -friendly poof-
It's Valentine's Day! A day to celebrate love in all forms!
And today, there's a girl who has been troubled for a long time... is today the day she finally admits it?
Aww, don't be sad... I know you can do it!
She steps up and walks to the girl of her dreams, her beautiful angel, the one she can't stop thinking about...
Noelle: Um, Fortis?
Aww, she's all blushy...
Noelle: ...I um... I have something to say to you...
Come on! You can do it! I believe in you an
No, no, no! You stop that right now!
I already told you this was a bad idea, you do not get to hijack them just because you're feeling lovey-dovey today. Now get off there.
But they'd be so cute together!
Leave Fortis alone, and go pester someone else today.
Noelle: ...Never mind.
-Fortis tilts her head-
Noelle: It's not... it's not important.
-Mezzo gives Noelle a look, and she backs away a bit-
-under the table, Sunny grumbles a bit-
"Excuse me?" Someone working the counter asked, looking at the two redheads enjoying a cup of coffee. "Do you happen to know the band that calls themselves "Shadow Cast" personally?"
"They're our friends; all of them," the boyfriend said. "They're performing tonight, right?"
"Don't just discount New Dawn's Dreamer's like that," his boyfriend said. "Why do you ask?"
"Well, one part curiosity since you seem like you kind of have their... aesthetic," he started. "But I just want to know if either of you have plans to perform. I don't know their lineup, names, who plays what. And you'll have to forgive me for assuming it doesn't include you."
"Ah, don't sweat it," Delilah said, drawing a napkin before pausing. "Do you... have a marker?"
"Wait, is he - "
"Yes, it's the same Colton Rever that wrote the Prax Obscura Second Edition."
"I never actually bothered to read it, should I get it?"
"Don't worry about it, he has full rights to it. He could bring in a few autographed copies."
"Thanks, sorry to bother you. I'll leave you to enjoy your coffee."
As he walked away, the two sat in silence for a moment, before Delilah sighed. "I'm glad you decided to stay with us, Roy. I'm sorry you never got to tell Lilina farewell proper. I can't imagine me leaving you behind with no warning to be a single father for Koyasa."
"Don't think about it, then, Delilah," Roy said simply. "Koyasa's become pretty independent on his own... kind of. Raised in captivity, y'know?"
"True, but I feel like I can't give him all the options. What if he wants to live as a wild 'mon? What if he doesn't want to be raised by us?" Delilah put her hands over her head, panicked slightly. "We can never provide everything, but is there anything we're forgetting we can provide?"
Roy considered for a moment. "Why don't we see if we can't convince Colton to take him on his Galar Challenge? He can't live in the apartment or Pokeball forever."
"And combat is better?"
"I didn't say he had to fight, just that he had to accompany him."
Roy couldn't argue with that.
"We don't have any dames~"
"Now it's just another grind," he sighed, looking at the empty stream chat on his phone while he looked at his laptop, a fighting game's main menu being shown.
Ignoring it, he advanced to online play, knowing how dunked he was about to be. He picked a character and went into training, executing the same combo over and over with methodical precision.
As he got matched up, a message appeared.
"Yeah, I gotta do something for publicity. It's not something my boss forces from me, but it’s an obligation from what I hear."
"Well, I don't know. Online play isn't very fun to watch, and [Shiny Hunting] isn't too fun either, for me or for viewers.
"Besides, my bosses are pretty lax about this. We may not take things too seriously but we get the job done."
This Unovan Otaku streamer's pretty chill for playing such an intense fighting game, Gail considered, continuing to type away.
She wasn't listening, as she heard angered squawks from her Hawlucha towards her Corvisquire, two new additions to her team with Xatu's help.
"Ignacio! Vatista!" She exclaimed. "Break it up, you two!"
<I didn't even do anything,> Vatista observed.
<Silencio and watch your beak next time!> Ignacio chirped before walking away.
A number of Swift stars form around Sylveon, batting away what desperate ghosts she can. She comes out looking a little battered, but still standing.
<Damn, that's a lot of ghosts,> Lucario observed, having made it to the room proper. <You're better at handling crowds than I could ever be.>
At Runaway's proposition, Camazotz turns to the Beast, spitting a Flamethrower.
Edited by AbsentCoder on Feb 14th 2020 at 7:42:10 AM
-We've had quite a long focus on a group on a mission to take a heart. So today, let's focus on an individual who gives theirs instead!-
happy valentines day 💖
Edited by BittersweetNSour on Feb 14th 2020 at 9:16:33 AM
Silas stares at the portal and furrows his brows a bit as he looks around it. "So it's like the Mystery Dungeon or Foxverse dimensions... but those are clearly human ruins..."
~How old you think?~ Hacks asked.
<I'd say about... few centuries, they seem pretty well preserved...> Snakeye admitted.
"Seems to be a rule, ruins of society last a long time," Silas admitted.
Roxy shrugged, "We're still going in there right?"
"Oh yeah. You all coming with?" Silas asked the rest of his team.
<No,> Was the response.
<No offense hoss but we're kinda tired a dimension hoppin',> Snakeye admitted.
<I'm gonna stay here and relax on the wing, enjoy the minibar and binge watch the DCAU, maybe even blog about it,> Conroy admitted.
<Grant-Dono, I do not care for a dead and frozen world,> Blackquill said.
<Byleth and I just got used to this reality,> Dimitri added.
Tae shrugged, <Not my problem.>
Amber had a knowing smile, <I'm sticking behind, there's more I wanna do here.>
Bishop popped out, "My unit is still in repair, this world may not be the best way to make use of my skills. I am sorry Captain."
Silas turned to Hacks, ~Do you want to deal with more of my training?~ Hacks asked.
~Then you're on your own, besides someone needs to watch over these guys while you're out," Hacks said pulling on the scarf and assuming human form.
Silas sighed, it made sense, "Just you and me then Roxy."
Roxy grinned, "Hey come on Stylus, it's Ribbon," she said with a smirk.
I've come across a portal in space, theories are inbound but regardless it shows another world on the other side, one frozen and seemingly dead with ruins of modern civilization. Anyone interested in joining me on a expedition? You may want to pack clothing for your Pokemon forms... and yes I do mean that, the world seems to transform humans into pokemon.
Edited by EchoingSilence on Feb 14th 2020 at 9:59:32 AM
Me: Headlong Flight?! COOL!!!
Edited by AnimeboyIanpower on Feb 14th 2020 at 4:08:38 AM
Kim: "Indeed. One of the last songs the band ever did."
Edited by OPALGARNET16 on Feb 14th 2020 at 3:55:50 PM
Me: So we'll play it for them, too!
Kim: "Indeed we shall." (She adjusts her glasses.) "Now, let's get ourselves ready for the Battle of the Bands. I've already got our trumpet song set and ready..."
Quagsire: (from off-screen) <Did I just hear you mention trumpets... hm...?>
(Suddenly hearing the voice, Kim turns, as do her Pokemon.)
Kim: "Is that...?"
(She eventually realizes the identity of the Pokemon in question, and smiles.)
Orwell: <A watergroundlizpoke!>
Elton: <And not just any Quagsire...>
Kaylan: <That's the one from the Wild Area! How'd it get here?!>
Sinatra: <Must've followed us.>
Freddie: <H-how did no one notice it?!>
(Kim approaches the Quagsire thoughtfully.)
Kim: "Yes, we did say 'trumpets'. Sinatra, my Furret, is doing a trumpet solo for the Battle of the Bands."
Quagsire: <A... Battle of the Bands...? I do appreciate some good rhythm and blues... what's the song that the trumpet solo is for, if I dare ask?>
Kim: "[Vienna]. By [Billy Joel]."
(The Quagsire's jaw drops.)
Quagsire: <No way... he's one of the most classic of classic rock artists to ever exist on the planet! Not to mention my favorite artist of all time...>
Geddy: <Even more than [Rush]?!>
Quagsire: <Even more than [Rush].> (He sighs wistfully.) <[Vienna], man... it's a classic. Who's singing?> (then, turning to Kim) "You?"
Kim: "Alas, I wish I was, but Billy Joel isn't really my taste. I'm thinking of having Sinatra sing it."
Quagsire: (after a bit) <Hm... you mind if it was me instead?>
Kim: (blanching a bit) "You?"
Quagsire: <Well, sure. After all, Sinatra's got his whole trumpet thing goin'. Wouldn't want him to waste breath support.>
(Kim looks up, thinking for a bit.)
Kim: "Well, I have always wanted to catch a Wooper, and a Quagsire is one step better. That and a Quagsire singing [Billy Joel] is a definite plus..."
Elton: <C'mon, Kim! Go for it, why dontcha!>
Sinatra: <He's got a point with the whole breath support thingy.>
Kim: "Hm... Ian?"
Milagros finally got up, scratching his head. He looked relatively unscathed.
Milagros: What happened?
Edited by Routeferret on Feb 14th 2020 at 9:02:14 AM
Doc: -Head in the Greedent section of the stand- <Does it look good?>
Limna: -Head in the Stonjourner section of the stand- <This seems a bit silly.>
Squiggles: -Is in front of them, holding Doc's phone in landscape orientation-
-Is being surrounded by people for what appears to be an interview-
-Ian gives Kim a thumbs-up, indicating that he's all for it.-
-Locke and Jackie are a fair distance from each other in here, sending messages to their parents-
Locke: Dearest, darlingest Momsie and Popsicle...
Jackie: My dear father...
Both:' There's been some confusion over rooming here in Galar...
Jackie: But of course, I'll care for my mons
Locke: But of course, I'll rise above it
Both: or I know that's how you'd want me to respond, yes
There's been some confusion for you see my roommate is...
Locke: Unusually and exceedingly peculiar
And altogether quite impossible to describe...
Jackie: A dingus.
Locke: What is this feeling, so sudden, and new?
Jackie: I felt the moment we both split in two.
Locke: My pulse is rushing
Jackie: My head is reeling
Locke: My face is flushing
Both: What is this feeling?
Fervid as a flame, does it have a name?
Locke: For your face
Jackie: Your voice
Locke: Your clothing!
Both: Let's just say—I loathe it all!
Every little trait however small
Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
With simple utter loathing!
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation
It's so pure, so strong!
Though I do admit, it came on fast
Still I do believe that it can last
And I will be loathing, loathing you my whole life long
What is this feeling so sudden and new?
Loathing, unadulterated loathing
I felt the moment we both split in two
For your face, your voice, your clothing
My pulse is rushing, my head is reeling
Let's just say we loathe it all
Oh, what is this feeling?
Every little trait, however small
Does it have a name? Yes
Makes our very flesh begin to crawl
There's a strange exhilaration (Loathing)
In such total detestation (Loathing)
It's so pure, so strong (So strong)
Still I do believe that it can last!
And I will be loathing (Loathing)
For forever, loathing (Loathing)
Truly deeply, loathing you (Loathing, loathing you)
My whole life long (Loathing, unadulterated loathing)
-they are now right next to each other-
-Meanwhile Alex and Davy are sitting back watching-
Alex: Overdramatic exes, am I right?
Davy: <Aye, I'll drink to that.>
Happy Valentine's Day! :)
Kim: (to Milagros) "Oh, nothing... except you were blown back by a Legendary Facepalm, I decided on Rush's [Headlong Flight] as my final song, and I'm just about to catch this Quagsire. You know..." (''She smirks and holds up a PokeBall.) "Nothing really important."
(And with that, she throws the PokeBall, which encapsulates the Quagsire in a split second, before falling to the ground. It promptly shakes three times... before the center glows yellow, signifying capture. Kim smirks, then picks it up.)
Kim: "Excellent. Joel, welcome to the team. Now... if you would come on out, we have a lot of practice to get through."
(And with that, she throws the PokeBall, and Joel comes out and looks around for a moment before turning to Kim.)
Joel: <Joel? That what you named me...?>
Elton: <Yep! Welcome to the group, Joel! Name's Elton.> (he gestures to Freddie) <And this here's Freddie.>
Joel: <As in [John] and [Mercury]. A pleasure.>
Kim: "You can save the introductions for later, Joel. For now, I highly recommend that we get out of here and practice our music."
Sinatra: <I second that vote.>
Dio: <Alright! Let's go PRACTICE—!>
(They leave the Rebel Treble, while Kim turns to Ian, Evelyn, and Milagros.)
Kim: "Ian? Evelyn? Milagros? Please get the instruments. We've got a lot of practice to do."
Edited by OPALGARNET16 on Feb 14th 2020 at 3:57:48 PM
-Kat is doing work on her computer when Cady jumps in.-
Cady: Happy valentines day!
Kat: Wah! Why'd you have to do that?!
Cady: Just because!
Kat: But why is it happy? We're both single!
-Cady pulls out a pink voucher from her pocket and waves it around.-
Cady: Well, I've got this valentines voucher for [a nice local restaurant], but only couples can use it.
Kat: You mean? Really?
Cady: Yup! We pretend to be a couple to get the discount!
Kat: I- well, okay, then. Anything for cheaper food. Just lemme finish this, I've almost got one of the passwords!
Cady: That was fun! Thanks for coming with me.
Kat: Um, the other day, I was buying some of the nice valentine's chocolates and I bought too many.
-She gets a box of chocolates out of her bag.-
Kat: Do you, um, want them?
Cady: Maybe we could share.
Kat: Works for me!
Flash paces the floor in her hotel room, still wearing her pajamas because of course she is. Maisie and Peasy had just arrived from their mid-morning stroll. They kinda just do that.
Maisie, mentally: ~I'm telling you, Penelope. He's up to something.
Flash: Look, I know Shutter. He's basically the low key, not call attention to himself kind of guy. I fell for him specifically because he was the kind of guy who I could spend a lazy afternoon with and just... be me.
Maisie: ~Uh, no it isn't. Not entirely anyway.~
Flash: Oh, never mind. But did you figure out what it was?
Maisie: ~He got out of range as soon as I read his mind. ~
Flash: Well, it isn't something big. Probably just a nice dinner out somewhere in Motostoke or the usual flowers-and-chocolate routine. I'd like to hope for something a bit more grand but we're talking about a guy who's not... extra. If you know what I mean. Think that Halliburton person, but actually my type. And he's not like the Tommies in that he doesn't try too hard and fail. And besides, I already told him that he didn't have to get me anything.
Maisie: ~You were lying. Arceus, why do humans do that?!~
Maisie: ~You haven't gotten him anything, have you?~
Flash: Wait, that's not how it usually works. I mean, San Valentino is usually a— Oh shit.
Shutter paces around. He's dressed a bit more formally than usual, wearing a dapper blazer, sweater vest, and tie.
Shutter: Okay, so first off Scoutey, good job tipping me off to Maisie and Peasy wandering around. They heard too much but she probably won't believe them.
Scout is wearing a ribbon.
Scout: <Happy chirping>
Shutter: Yep. And since I called everyone up until and including our meteorologist, everything's good to go. Anything else I missed?
Gimbal, via phone: You called your grandfather, borrowed the Bellossom from your brother, and made 17 different arrangements that I kept meticulous track of and got you a sweet set of bargains to boot. And how's the guitar going.
Shutter takes out an acoustic guitar and starts playing a Latin riff.
Gimbal: All that practice is paying off. And you thought playing the guitar was a bad idea.
Shutter: Gee, thanks. And you got good with the bargain hunting.
Gimbal: I mean, once my memories started, the odd human concepts started making a whole lot more sense. We're definitely good to go. Also, you need to invite Flash for a casual sightseeing trip.
Shutter: Gotcha. Thanks, DP. Seriously, though. Doing all this was a logistical nightmare. You really helped me a lot today. I wouldn't be able to get anything sorted without you.
Gimbal: You're welcome. You mind if I spend the afternoon on [Netflix]?
Shutter: You know, Gimb, you've had my back for so long I hardly think it's fair to have you tag along again. Heck, you seem to have a lot on your mind. You have any other plans? Want to hang out with anyone in particular?
Gimbal: Really, I'm fine, Gavin.
Shutter: Why don't you take a day off? You, know. Just chill and get your thoughts together. I'll call in Tommy for a favor.
Gimbal: I don't need a babysitter.
Shutter: You're his babysitter. Plus, I've a feeling that you need someone to talk to and he's just the boy for the job.
Gimbal: Fine. I do appreciate being around intellectual company from time to time.
Shutter glowered at the rotom in his phone, knowing that he couldn't argue against that burn because of context. He began composing a few messages.
Gimbal: Bring her back by 9 and don't do any funny business.
Gimbal: Wow. I am the mom friend.
Shutter: You noticed?
Gimbal: Come on. You know damned well you need one of those in your life.
To: Penelope <3
Hey, babe. Buon San Valentino. Wanna go sightseeing and get some lunch?
-Noelle is lying in bed, hugging a Togekiss-
Noelle: -sigh- I think I just get crushes on people too easily, Airy. First Mezzy and Lily, and now Fortis... what do I do?
Airy: <You hug me~>
Noelle: I can't help it, though! She's an amazing friend and I want what's best for her and...
Airy: <Friends are nice~>
Noelle: I tried to confess to her this morning and I... I couldn't. I was too scared. But I just want to tell her how I feel, because she deserves the world and I want her to be happy and... I'm such a mess.
Airy: <You're okay, you give good hugs!>
Noelle: Thanks, Airy. I think I needed this.
Noelle's Cuddle Quest! ♥
Humans: -Mimmy -Psyche♥ -Diane♥ -Skye♥ -Alyssa♥ -Fortis♥ -Mezzo -Lily -Maybe the other Lily? -New team members? -Scarlette
Pokémon: -Friendly Lycanroc -Yunie -Astral -Sunny -Other cutes? -Airy!
Me: I couldn't agree more!
-Ian sets out the instruments with Evelyn's help.-
Ian's phone buzzes.
Where ya at? We got a venue set up proper for the two of us. Sorry I didn't say anything earlier... ^^;
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