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Interdimensional Managers ([personal profile] interdimanagers) wrote in [community profile] interstellar55552016-05-02 01:59 am


Who: Everyone!
What: Vista City amps up for Pride and Virgo's WORLD TOUR with HYPE WEEK.
When: May 1st - May 5th 2055
Where: Various places in Vista City
Warnings: Could be anything.

“Try to make it look like it's all somehow getting better,
'Cause I know how to play it pretty good against the measure.
Everyone started out a little insane,
But we learn pretty quick how to fake it for the game.”


Hype Week is less an official label event, and more something that the media has created in response to a particularly odd situation. Pride and Virgo appear to be functioning in unison - launching separate world tours on practically the same date, launching vast quantities of new material and media events, and making a point of never mentioning or acknowledging the actions of the other. Could this be some kind of collaborative event? A viral marketing campaign? No one is really sure, but the local economy is happy to capitalize on it in order to make it as big of a city-wide ordeal as possible.

For musicians, this means all kinds of event that they have to attend and cooperate with - everything from photo shoots, to signing, to music video premiers. For rescuers, this means one last opportunity to track down those still trapped before they are whisked away on a world spanning journey. Events that will be happening:

► NEW SINGLES: Hot new singles are getting released by bands all over the place. While actual concerts and performances are not actually happening much during the hype period, each band is probably releasing at least one new single and hyping it all to hell with one song performances here and there on TV and the like. You can have fun defining that single for your band, or leave it ambiguous! Up to you.

► PANELS AND INTERVIEWS: Musicians will get carted all over to various talk shows and public question panel events - a lot of questions will be asked about the World Tour and its specifics, of which the musicians themselves seem to know very little. This goes for the veterans as much as it does the fledglings.

► MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERS: In which a bunch of fancy music people go to fancy theaters and watch all the new music videos for the new singles, and then write articles about this. This is also something you are welcome to create specifics for.

► SIGNINGS AND PUBLIC APPEARANCES: While many of the veterans and doing things like autobiographical books signings and what not, the newer musicians are more likely to just be signing millions of World Tour specific posters and CD releases. Its quite likely that they are going to be totally run down after all these appearances and preparations - try to stay awake at the table!

► WORLD TOUR PREMIER: This will be covered in a second log a few days from now. For now, the musicians are just being prepped for a music festival to end all music festivals, that will start May 5th and cover the entire weekend. They've been practicing rigorously all month - they'll have to hope they have the stamina to make it to the actual performance.

All the while, Gold and Silver have been mysteriously absent. Silver has been here and there, handing out supplies and necessary tech, but guidance for rescuers has been minimal. Gold hasn't been seen at all.

Part way into the week, at least, Shep will return with a new batch of rescuers, just in time for the premier! New musicians and band combinations will slowly be announced over this week as well, with some of them being saved for the premier festival itself. That is, any OOC changes made to bands and last minute new members are going to get announced like they are big exciting unveilings, because spin doctoring is what the labels do!

Everyone hearing the new singles will be able to tell that they seem especially ear wormy - extra hip, extra catchy, like the best examples of each bands radio popularity. Rescuers in particular, though, will notice something sort of strange about them. It's more than just song being catchy. People who are not musicians themselves will find themselves being unnaturally charmed by them, as if each time they hear these singles they are being slowly brainwashed into becoming more and more fixated on the artists performing.

Of course, this can be stopped by just not listening to them for a few days, but it's hard to avoid when pretty much every public location has been playing these singles non stop. Along with this effect, there are some particulars:

► PREDATOR DREAMS: The Pride band Predator is the same as the others, in that it has a particularly intrusive single that's just been introduced. There is one difference. It may take a while to notice, but it can be noted that one starts to feel somewhat tired and dazed after listening to it repeatedly, like they are somehow drained. The single is called The Spaces In Between and it is somewhat unusual that Cass, the member who usually primarily focuses on instrumentals and back up singing, is now performing lead.

If your character hears this song several times, they may suffer some weird DREAMS - especially if they received a dose of Gold's magic powder in the Better To Pretend event. If you'd like to receive a dream, please write "DREAM PLEASE" in your subject line, along with a written section describing an instance of your character having regular dreams that I can manipulate. Anywhere else and I might miss it.

► ESCAPED MUSICIANS: Musicians that have escaped and are now in hiding will find themselves particularly mentally manipulated by the singles released by their home label. They will find their minds unusually filled with thoughts of returning to their labels, as well as increased paranoia about being caught. Any remaining programming will be particularly triggered and brought to the surface. They'll be able to push it down with self control and assistance from other characters, but the thoughts will become more invasive the more they listen to it.

“'Cause everybody's so scared,
We don't wanna go there.
We don't wanna make a move,
We got all our lives to lose.
Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out.

I play along,
Like I don't know what's going on.”
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

Agent 3 | Rescuer | OTA

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-03 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
Agent 3 is probably a breath of fresh sea air, unfazed by the musical brainwashing running rampant in the city. The reason for this is that she wears her own headphones constantly when outside to disguise her ears. And, being headphones, she listens to her own music from back home. The melodies of the Squid Sisters, Squid Squad, Hightide Era, Chirpy Chirps, so on and so on.

She's a great person to use as a control when compared to everyone else.

"Hey, what's gotten into everyone?" she asks as she looks at everyone going about their business and going crazy over Hype Week. "Is it a full moon or something? They're acting like hyper zombies."
sharktrash: (diplomatic // no srsly keep your trash)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-04 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh hey it's... a weird kid he vaguely remembers seeing on Fairy Trials footage. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not, but either way Squalo is going to be an ass about it.

"Hey, that's exactly what enough caffeine, drugs and all-nighters do to people." Yeah he's not even trying to be rolemodel-y here. He's walking back toward the panels from the coffee stand, paper cup in hand, and it smells strong.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-05 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
"I dunno. They don't all look like back alley druggies with questionable morals." Why she even knows something like that is a shorter story than one might think. Agent 3 looks again at the people acting overly excited. A song's playing, but she can't hear much of it over her own music.
sharktrash: (smirk // oh please)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-05 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
Well. The weird kid has just won some points.

"Not necessarily all three," he specifies, amused. "How do you know how questionable morals look like?"
woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-05 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"I faced danger and talked to a shady character in an alley. He got me my goggles." It's worth noting that she doesn't have her goggles with her. They're safe back in Inkopolis.
sharktrash: (blank // calm)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-07 09:01 am (UTC)(link)
Looking unimpressed, he takes a drink from his coffee.

"And you made that conclusion from meeting one dude who was actually nice enough to help you."
woomy: icon of an unsure Agent 3 (Water you talkin' about?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-08 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
"Nice? Nice wouldn't have been charging 3 times the shelf price that day or else he'd bin it, and nice would be actually rolling decent abilities instead of having to spend gazillions on the chance you get what you want." But she really wanted those goggles. Her first piece of gear that could hold three abilities. It helped her go tentacle to tentacle with other battlers.

But that doesn't mean she has a very high opinion of Spyke. Spyke is a swindler who somehow still lives in and does business in an alley despite the high amount of cash and Super Sea Snails he brings in. Why? Probably fueling a Super Sea Snail addition. However, there's no other option available.
sharktrash: (blank // lolwut)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-09 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"Ah. So he sold it. My bad." He's about to go on his way when his attention catches on something else she mentioned. "...rolling decent abilities?"

That sounds like something out of a game, and this is supposed to be real life. Then again, real life where music magic appears to be a thing isn't all that different from fantasy anyway.
woomy: icon of a side glancing Agent 3 (Don't be shellfish)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-10 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, you know how things make you stronger or better defended? Well, not everything can do that, and that's kinda a wash. Vista City should work on that part of their fresh styles." The clothes look fresh, but it's a real shame that they don't do anymore more than looks.

She has some nice stuff she's bought for herself, but none of it will be useful during a battle. "But you want to make sure the clothes fit your style. And if they don't, you switch things up."
sharktrash: (blank // calm)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-10 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Uh, I don't think anything short of body armor is gonna make you better defended." Teach him your ways, 3.
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-11 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh there's that too." She tilts her trying to think of a way to show him what she means without compromising her Inkling nature. The best she has on her right now is her Run Speed Up ability with her Hero Headset, but taking those off to show how much it boosted her running would expose her pointed ears... Could she tuck them into her hat like her tentacles? Her hat would be big enough.

"Okay, how about I show you with a sprint?"
sharktrash: (blank // crickets)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-11 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
Show him what, Squalo wants to ask, but hey, this is a brilliant opportunity to take a break and claim he was communicating with the fans or some shit. Also he's got a cup of coffee which always helps when things get boring or weird.

woomy: icon of a smiling Agent 3 (Just keeping swimming)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-13 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Booyah! Okay, so watch me run from..." She points to one light post and then another, placing Squalo in the middle. "... There to there and back. I'll run with my headgear on, and then I'll run without them. Sound good?"
sharktrash: (blank // calm)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-13 11:42 am (UTC)(link) on Earth was headgear going to influence her speed? She's probably pulling his leg. Or maybe it's really heavy or something? But she made it sound like it actually helps. Weird as shit.

"Uh huh," he says, taking another sip from his cup, and steps back a bit to give that racing line more space. Well.
woomy: icon of Agent 3 charging ahead (The agentsea is ready to rock)

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-14 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
She jogs over to the first light post. Then she sprints with all her might, her face showing her seriousness with her performance. As she rounds the second light post, she skids a bit as her momentum throws her off a little. It's back to the to first, and she similarly has trouble coming to a complete stop.

"Now for the non-headgear run!"

3 works carefully to remove her headgear while tugging her hat down over her large pointed ears. Once she's satisfied that they're not showing, she leaves her headgear at the base of the light post. A deep breath, and she sprints again. Her face is just as serious. She's trying just as hard. But there is a difference. She's not as fast.

When she gets back to the light post, she puts on her headgear again and frowns. "I don't like going around without one Run Speed Up Main. I feel like everyone is going to catch me."
sharktrash: (blank // calm)

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-22 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
He watches her, somewhat lazily but not uninterested. Sure, it looks like she's trying just as hard, but there's just no way it works like that, right? That's like putting on a hat and expecting to be stronger. Absolutely no logic behind it. (Because infants with guns were logical, but shh.)

"Well, you're pretty fast," he says noncommitally, because brainwashing has encouraged him to be somewhat civil with kids probably. "But if headphones have anything to do with running, I'm eating this goddamn cup."
woomy: icon of a confused Agent 3 (Are you squidding me?)

Because he's a shark, it may work? idek let's not overthink it

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-22 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
3 thinks for a moment and taps her foot to the pavement. There's got to be another way she can prove it to him. "Hmm... do you wanna see if it works for you? I can let you try wearing them while you run?"

She's not entirely sure if this is something that will work on a human or if this is something that's tied to her physiology. It might be fun to find out. And he if does, he'll find out that the fit is strange, like it would better fit someone with large pointed ears than a human's.

And it would be funny to see him eat his cup.
sharktrash: (blank // lolwut)

unfortunately it's just stylistic kinship

[personal profile] sharktrash 2016-05-26 06:48 pm (UTC)(link)
He looks at her as if it's crazytalk. Running? In this heat? When he's got a bunch more interviews to give? "Don't think so."

But he'll give her a hair ruffle and set the empty coffee cup on top of her head before walking off like the charmer he is.
woomy: icon of a shocked Agent 3 (That's abalone!)

Fake shark =(

[personal profile] woomy 2016-05-27 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
It's less her hair that gets ruffled and more her hat that moves around from the gesture, but the result is the same. She gives a little whinny "Hey!" and knocks the cup off her head.

"Suit yourself. You're missing out!"

Then she scoops up the fallen cup and tosses it like a basketball into a nearby trashcan. Nothing but net.