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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-03-05 10:00 pm

☆TRACK IIX: BETTER TO PRETEND PT. 1

Who: Famous musicians, hopeful auditioners, and random onlookers.
What: Hit gameshow series “Fairy Trial” is celebrating one of its anniversaries, and it’s invited you onboard. For more deets, check out the OOC post!
When: March 11th.
Where: Sevetop Entertainment’s studio.
Warnings: Mingle log mystery bag.

“It's so much better to pretend
There's something waiting for you here.
Every letter that you wrote
Has found its way to me, my dear.”

☆BETTER TO PRETEND



For musicians in either Pride or Virgo, the job offer is delivered by their managers- a suggestion to accept an invitation from Sevetop to participate in a successful gameshow. (A message that is delivered perhaps a bit more pressingly to some, with the unsaid words of “This is a chance to make it up to us”.) For others, strangers just trying to make a living and wait for their chance to save their loved ones, the message is delivered over their communicators by Gold, with promises that infiltrating this event will aid you in liberating the captives from their label's control. Either way, all roads lead to Sevetop Entertainment.

Sevetop might not have the weight that musical giants Pride Labels and Virgo Entertainment do, but that’s because it’s not into the musical industry. Sevetop is all about television and the big screen. For these purposes, it has its own little area of the city, a bustling kind of Hollywood filled with the more office-like buildings, auditoriums for additions, and even various sets. Whether you’re driven in style via limo, or brought to a regular line of buses, this is where you end up at.

Musicians, of course, end up at the more posh meeting room. A spread of delicate little lunch sandwiches, veggie platters, cupcakes, and assorted beverages are on a table for anyone to snatch up, and regularly refilled. Every celebrity is handed a small folder with papers inside going over both the boring legal things and explaining the purpose of the show. “Royals” are the ones to be “saved”, but they don’t have to make the journey easier on their “Heroes” and are given tools at their disposal to help or hinder. Heroes have one goal to accomplish, ‘rescuing’ their Royal, but it changes depending on the challenge.

Much to your surprise, some of those aspiring Heroes might just look familiar. Don't tell!

☆THE HEROES
In another building, next door, various people picked off the street (some coincidentally, others not so much, thanks to Gold's glamour witchcraft) are being given very much the same kind of presentation… In a room much more cramped, with not nearly enough chairs, on a slideshow. The only refreshments available are small bags of chips (try not to take more than one) and coolers full of bottled water.

After the separate presentations are done with, everyone is allowed to check out the sets for past seasons, which includes what look like giant mushroom tops that are made of very bouncy rubber, climbing walls made of fake vines, pumpkin shaped carriages (horses not included), and other such things.

Of course, it’s not all play. While you’re messing about, you’ve all been given numbers. Once you’ve been called, you’re to stand in front of Fairy Trial’s hosts and commentators: siblings Bella and Maurice Hooks. Both of them are equally friendly, although her more outgoing to his easygoing, but they have plenty of questions for this little audition. Tell them about yourself: hobbies, job, your favorite fairy tale, what you think your best skill is - and then, the most important, you get to display a choice "talent" in front of the audience. It can be whatever you like, as long as it's crowd appropriate.

Be careful, though, because the rock stars you're hoping to work with are watching, too. At the very least, don't make an ass out of yourself. Gold's enchantments are good, but there are some things that even magic can't charm its way through.

After all this, you’ll get a chance to just rest and mingle while your rides come back to take you back to the mall or HQ you were picked up at. Obviously for certain famous names, they’ll probably be the first ones out, but who knows… Maybe there was a traffic delay, and now you have some time to spare waiting around here as well. Just take note that you’re not allowed to wander too far from the Fairy Trial sets. Security is keeping an eye on folks to make sure they don’t steal or wreck anything.

And don’t worry, you’ll be told about the results within a week! They promise.

“You can make believe that what you say
Is what I want to hear.
I'll keep dancing through this
Beautiful delusional career.”
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (I just can't kelp myself)

Agent 3 | Rescuer | OTA

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-07 08:43 am (UTC)(link)
Before auditions in the waiting room

[ Agent 3 rocks on her heels before leaning against the wall to watch the presentation. She really should be closer up to watch, but she doubts she'd even be able to see. It's so crowded. ]

These stories are really weird.

Audition

[ Right before her audition, Agent 3 makes sure her tentacles are hidden under her hat. Then she walks confidently onto the stage. She hopes that being one of the younger potential contestants will work in her favor. People like an underdogfish, right? ]

Hello! I'm Emma Skidd, and I work at the Press Start Arcade and Laser Tag. My favorite fairy tale is... the Rainmaker?

[ Does that sound enough like a fairy tale that a human would know? ]

I can dance and jump really high, and I have good marksqu--um marksmanship, which is my talent.

[ She looks for some kind of target in her range and throws a small rubber ball at a poster, which causes it to fall. ]

Oops. Sorry! But yeah! I want to fight the bad guys and save the kidnapped royals, so pick me!

After auditions

Excuse me!

[ She says to someone nearby as she points to a glass slipper. Agent 3 needs a crash course in human fairy tales. ]

Why is this shoe made of glass? It looks fresh, but it can't be very comfortable.
snapcrackleburn: (let me rub that in your face now)

After auditions

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-07 10:51 am (UTC)(link)
[ Fancy meeting you here. ]

I believe the slippers in the fairytale are glass because it's such an unusual material for shoes to be made of. Had glass shoes been common in the kingdom, the prince would have much more trouble finding the maiden he was searching for.

[ Pride took care of filling Roy in on the common fairytales of this world. He would have known a very different version had he been his normal self. ]

You don't know the story of Cinderella?
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-08 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
No... I've lived a really shelltered life. I don't know a lot about them. It sounds romantic though. That's how the story goes, right? The prince is looking for his princess?

[ She is so going to look up various human fairy tales if there's romance involved. ]
snapcrackleburn: (I can't think of keywords)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-09 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
Something like that. Cinderella was an ordinary girl though. She had a terrible step-mother and step-sisters who forced her to do all the work of the house and refused to allow her to go to the ball. Cinderella's fairy godmother appeared the night of the ball, dressed her up nice and gave her those famous glass slippers and turned a pumpkin into a carriage to bring here there.

At the ball the prince met Cinderella and fell in love with her but she fled at midnight to make it home before the fairy godmother's spell ended. One of her glass slippers fell off as she ran and the prince went searching for the maiden who fit the shoe.

It's nice a lady like Cinderella, who kept smiling and persisting though life had been hard on her, was able to meet her prince and live happily ever after in the end. [ Or at least those are the qualities he personally likes about the character and the story. Gee wonder why. ]
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (I just can't kelp myself)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-09 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
That's a nice story. The prince got saved by something that helped him find his true love. I should take notes.

[ No. That's backwards, Agent 3. Don't push on your romanticism onto the story. ]
snapcrackleburn: (bouquet)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-10 09:46 am (UTC)(link)
[ He won't disagree with her interpretation. To each his own right? ]

Most versions of the story don't go into detail about the prince or any of his own troubles but he might have been lonely at times before he met Cinderella. Being heir to the throne bears a lot of weight. Someone like Cinderella would inspire the man she's with to continue facing the challenges set before him.

[ Roy. Roy please. ]

Personally, I think the best fairy tales and old stories about love talk about how it helped both people.
woomy: icon of a happy Agent 3 (Inkin' awesome!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-12 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ Yes. Yes! ]

I like the stories with happy endings. If I was in one, I'd do my best to make it happen.

[ She hopes the hosts will pick her to be among the contestants for reasons additional to getting closer to the kidnapped musicians. ]
snapcrackleburn: (smile smirk)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-12 11:10 am (UTC)(link)
I like happy endings too. They're not always possible but that doesn't mean we shouldn't strive to find them in our lives.

[ Despite what disturbing things he had remembered and learned about his real life he was not among the adults who would crush a kid's optimism. ]

Whatever partner you end up with for the game will be lucky to have you with that sort of attitude. I'll be glad if I get to be your royal.
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-13 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm... I think I'd be upset if I was your hero. Not that I don't like you, but... there's someone else I hope gets picked for you~

[ She almost sings and wonders if he's seen "Elizabeth" yet. They're going to study fairy tales together, so they're going to fight hard and win! ]

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hanginginthere: (think i need a devil to help me)

[personal profile] hanginginthere 2016-03-08 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[................]

I think it has to do with the story.

[yeah. that's all Shen's got.]
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-09 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, there's a story about it? Does that long seaweed hanging out the window have a story too?

[ She points a very long lock of hair hanging out of a tower. The hair helps to hide a rope ladder in addition to being related to a long haired princess tale. ]
hanginginthere: (this could take all night)

[personal profile] hanginginthere 2016-03-09 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
'Seaweed'? [he frowns at it - then shaking his head] That's hair. Really...badly styled hair.
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-10 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ When hair is often tentacles, the idea of something growing that long is pretty crazy. Unless you're a jellyfish. A jellyfish could do that. ]

That's some crazy hair! How do they brush it?
hanginginthere: (get things right)

[personal profile] hanginginthere 2016-03-23 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
With a comb.

[he actually smiles at that because lOOK HE'S FUNNY SANS WOULD


okay wait no let's not be funny. there goes his smile]


Um, it- probably takes a lot of work.
woomy: icon of a happy Agent 3 (Inkin' awesome!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-23 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ She laughs, bubbly and watery. ]

It'd be a really big comb. Maybe a lot of limbs holding it up.
hanginginthere: (don't sit down)

is it bad i'm cackling because in this guy's manga canon his girlfriend is a squidgirl....

[personal profile] hanginginthere 2016-03-28 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
[well that's a nice laugh. Shen laughs a little, too, his own a little softer.]

Maybe just a lot of people?
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

Clearly, squids are the best!

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-28 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
A lot of a lot. A whole squad of them. They must have a fanclub.

[ Or a lot of servants, which is kinda like a fanclub. ]

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spokethetruth: (Oh no what happened.)

Before Auditions

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-17 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[Signless is nervous about the auditions coming up, to the point that he almost doesn't process what Agent 3 said. It catches up with him a few moments later, and he reflexively engages the conversation.]

Are your people's much different?
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-18 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. We have a lot of stuff related to the ocean because that's where our ancestors came from.

[ And the idea that someone could never see the ocean is really foreign to her. There's too much ocean in her world. ]
spokethetruth: (Oh no what happened.)

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-29 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Signless pauses, and gives Agent 3 a confused look.]

I thought your people are, ah...allergic to water?
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-29 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
We are. That's how we evolved, but a long time ago, we were ocean squids.

[ It's a Nintendo strange thing, but it's the truth of her species. ]
spokethetruth: (Two seeds in a seed structure.)

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-29 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
[That is so inexplicable. Signless balks for a moment more, and then shakes it off.]

Evolution is so strange! I never fully understood the idea myself. I wonder when they made the transition...and when they started being made of ink. I've never seen a species like yours, to be honest.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-29 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ The water loving Zora became birds after Hyrule was covered by ocean... Nintendo. ]

I dunno. Maybe when the humans melted the ice caps, they did something to water. But it works for us.

[ Back home at least. It doesn't work so well in a world that isn't so liquid based. ]
spokethetruth: (Precision and poise.)

[personal profile] spokethetruth 2016-03-29 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm.

[Signless is quiet for a moment, contemplating that, before finally asking:]

Are you all different colours of ink?
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (I just can't kelp myself)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-29 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. We can be just about any color. When we battle, we pick squad colors. My squad tries to be shades of green, but I've been blue, orange, purple, teal, yellow... so many fresh colors! Splatfests have set colors too to make it easy to tell who covers the most turf.

[ Maybe back at the apartment, she can show off some of that color changing. ]

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