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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 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! ]
snapcrackleburn: (ahahaha)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-15 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ Roy blinks at her, confused for a moment before he puts it all together. ]

Ah. You mean Elizabeth? Did she come to the auditions?
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (I just can't kelp myself)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-16 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes! She's here!

[ As if there could be any other person! ]
snapcrackleburn: (listening)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-18 10:34 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. [ He rubs the back of his neck. What an intense conversation they had had last time. But wait. Riza on a game show? ]

I'm surprised. -Happy of course. I suppose any little bit of time we get together is good. [ Without the rescue mission context it's a bit odd. ]

woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-19 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
Say... how much do you know about these fairy tales? Do you have any tips for someone who doesn't know too many?

[ She's both asking for herself and for Riza. Will he be a helpful Royal or a troublemaker? ]
snapcrackleburn: (with the waifu)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-20 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
I know the most common ones. Was there a specific story you were curious about?

[ He's not sure how this will help those who are there to save him besides getting a leg up on the game show but why not humor 3 for a while? ]
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-21 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
[ Because if they don't know that they need to rub a magic lamp or avoid spindles or talking furniture doesn't mean they are possessed, they could get the objectives wrong and fail to rescue the Royal! ]

Um... all of them...?
snapcrackleburn: (dot eyes)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-03-29 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
All of them? I don't think I'll have time to go over all of them. Can you give me one to start with?

[ Yeah you're going to have to take a trip to the library 3. ]
woomy: icon of a shocked Agent 3 (That's abalone!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-03-29 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
But if I don't know them, how can I pick one?

[ Squidkid and Riza are certainly tag teaming the library. ]
snapcrackleburn: and <user name=fullmetaliconrequests site=tumblr.com> (your basic Roy)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-04-02 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ Roy gestures towards the props and costumes on the set around them. ]

Choose something you see here that interests you.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-04-03 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
[ "Interests" here just means something she can describe well enough to get him to look at it. Some of these things are just plain weird to her. ]

What's that sword doing in that stone? Isn't that going to break it?
snapcrackleburn: (just as planned)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-04-03 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
It's supposed to be in the stone so it stays in place. That's the Sword in the Stone from the Arthurian Legends about King Arthur, the first king of Ancient Brittania.

In that story, it's said only the true king, the young man meant to unite the kingdom, is able to pull the sword from the stone. Many try but in the end Arthur pulls the sword out, fulfilling the legend.

[ Roy looks very pleased as he tells the story. It's one he really likes, brainwashing tastes all aside. ]

Such a simple start to becoming the man who would change his kingdom for the better. It would be nice if real life worked like that and made the calling so clear.

woomy: icon of a side glancing Agent 3 (Don't be shellfish)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-04-07 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
Wow... He got to be king just because he could pull the sword out? It must have been a magical sword.

[ She thinks for a moment. Maybe it's not the sword. ]

Or a magical rock.
snapcrackleburn: (ahahaha)

[personal profile] snapcrackleburn 2016-04-08 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Yes. Excalibur. A magic sword which apparently had some sort of way of identifying the person holding it. I don't recall if it had any other magical abilities but it was Arthur's sword the rest of his life.
woomy: icon of a surprised Agent 3 (Holy shrimp!)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-04-09 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
[ Agent 3's mouth makes an O shape as he answers her question. Then she looks around for another strange prop. And she finds one. ]

Holy shrimp! What's wrong with that whale?!

[ She points to a backdrop that's a cross-section of a whale's insides. It looks like it has swallowed a number of things, including a boat. ]