Jul. 11th, 2012 07:10 pm
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Toph, did you invite someone else to stay here? [Lyra's voice sounds politely baffled. There's the sound of a pot bubbling in the background.]

Because there's a woman in staying in the house now, and I want to know if I ought to let her stay here. [More background sounds of something being stirred into the pot.]

Or maybe I ought to set another place at the table.

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Jun. 29th, 2012 09:59 pm
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[Lyra's sitting in the kitchen of Awesome Base, a book open in front of her, and a small, nearly opaque illusion of a polar bear roughly the size of a small dog sitting on the table, covered in rusty iron armor. Someone misses Iorek, but at least Lyra's less of a wreck than she was on Father's Day.]

I got a question- anyone ever seen armored bears in your world? They're- like the polar bears at the zoo, except they can talk and work metal, and they're as smart as people, and they can't ever be deceived, unless they try to act like humans. [Lyra smiles slightly at that particular memory.]

And Julian- thank you for helping me on Father's Day.
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[Lyra's back shows up on the screen. She's screaming, half in terror and half in fury, at a transparent figure that's glaring at her and slowly advancing, with a ghostly snow leopard by it's side.]

Go away- don't come any closer!

[Pantalaimon is hissing and spitting. Lyra's in the kitchen of her house, and several knives, forks, and plates fly out of the sink- and straight through the figure. It's at this point that the communicator shuts off.]


Mar. 18th, 2012 03:37 pm
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Finally. I can't believe this was in my room the whole time! [In the background, Pantalaimon can be heard saying that that's why Lyra should have cleaned her room earlier.]


Anyway, I wanted to ask- is there anyone else in the City who uses illusions? Because ever since- Since Beatrice [And there's a trace of bitterness in Lyra's voice at that name.] I haven't met anyone else with a power like that, and if there's anyone else, I'd like to meet 'em.


Jan. 31st, 2012 12:01 pm
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[You can hear Lyra's footsteps and the sound of traffic- someone's taking a walk.]

So even after everything that happened last summer, after what they did to Vivi and everyone else, Vulcanus is still- it didn't change anything, or stop them at all, did it?

I miss Oxford.
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[Okay, so Lyra? Lyra's looking kind of frazzled, and Pantalaimon is shouting. Why is he shouting? Probably because of the lasers that Lyra's dodging. Neither of them seem to have realized that the camera is recording. They seem to be in a bank full of panicking people and... giant teeth in the ceiling?]

-Get out! You have to get out right now! [Lyra starts shoving people out the door while Pantalaimon starts snarling at her to do something about those teeth, and there's a nasty sound as one of those teeth is yanked out of the ceiling.]

Pan, what are these things? Are they- [The feed cuts off, at this point.]
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[The video opens to Lyra, sitting on a swing in one of the less destroyed parts of the City. She actually seems happy, energetic and relieved- her daemon's tail hasn't stopped twitching.]

So I really ought to thank everyone who helped me when those monsters were loose- I dunno what I would have done without your help.

And this City- even after everything that's happened here, people haven't given up- not just us, but the people from this world are amazing.

But next year, I'm leaving the City for Halloween- I'd rather see new places than fight monsters again.


Oct. 28th, 2011 06:58 pm
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[Awesome Base is looking a little emptier than usual- Lyra's taken anything fragile and put it in the basement, and the windows have been nailed up. She looks at the camera anxiously, and Pantalaimon's looking rather spooked, but Lyra keeps her voice mostly controlled.]

Does anyone need any help getting out of the City? Whatever it is that's coming... It en't any good. Toph, Vivi, are you going to stay?

And what about everyone else? How many people are staying to help?

[Lyra sighs, and leans back, trying to soothe her daemon- though she doesn't seem any calmer than the pine marten.]


Oct. 12th, 2011 09:19 pm
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[Hey, it's Lyra! And she's smiling in that way that all but screams that she's up to something.]

Everyone! Toph and I, we had an idea- we made a haunted house! [and the camera pans around to show... what seems the be a rundown old building, with screaming in the distance, and... Is that a transparent figure in the frame for a split second before turning back to Lyra?]

It's amazing en't it? [Pantalaimon's in the frame now, trying very hard to keep a smile off of his own face.] We're at [address] and it costs ten dollars to get in. [well, they need to get pocket money somehow.]


Oct. 1st, 2011 09:29 pm
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[See Lyra. See Lyra sitting on a bench holding a half eaten toffee apple.]
When I heard about Halloween, it sounded like fun- except stuff kept happening every year. But this time, things will go right![Pantalaimon looks skeptical, although Lyra seems optimistic.] And there's a place that makes really good toffee apples.

Toph, Vivi, I got an idea about what we could do, too! You know about haunted houses, right?


Sep. 19th, 2011 09:02 pm
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[Guess who's sitting at a table in Awesome Base, looking worn out but very, very happy.]

Everyone, look! I figured out how to do it!

[Lyra spreads out her hands, and between them a scene forms- the night sky above a field of ice, with the aurora dancing in the sky. Lyra beams, and then dissolves the illusion.]

Everyone can see it, right? [Unless they're Toph, anyway.]

I couldn't make it show up over the commsg before- I dunno why it changed, though.


Sep. 8th, 2011 10:13 pm
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[There's a sound of shuffling papers before Lyra's voice comes on, and then video clicks on. She's sitting at the kitchen table of Awesome Base halfheartedly working on her math homework. She has no idea that the geometric figures floating in midair that she's conjured to help her work out a geometry problem are visible to anyone else.

School here's so different than getting taught by the Scholars- but at least other kids are around, and I'm learning so many new things!

History still doesn't make any sense though.

[Locked to everyone staying at Awesome Base]

Sirius gave me some magic mirrors- they're small, but they ought to be useful, since they'll let us talk to each other without using the communicators.


Aug. 20th, 2011 08:10 pm
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Has anyone ever gotten ported out and then back in without ever going home? Because I dunno what happened- I was in my room and then I was in the 'porter building.

Toph, Vivi, you still here?


Aug. 8th, 2011 10:41 pm
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[The camera opens to a close up of Lyra and Pan, curled up under blankets and holding a mug of some steaming beverage.]

I hope that's over- I mean, it's sort of nice, knowing that loads of people hate Vulcanus, but what they did didn't help anyone, it just hurt people who didn't deserve to be hurt.

[Lyra sighs, sips her drink, while Pantalaimon nuzzles her neck.]

What's happening- a lot of people are scared. So we got to help 'em master that fear.

And does anyone know a good place to eat that en't too expensive?

[Locked to Dick Grayson

How have you been? There's a few new things I want to show you.

[Locked to Julian Keller]

You want to train sometime?

[Locked to Awesome Force]

I know we've all been having a rough time, so d'you two want to go out and have pizza? Or something else?


Jun. 28th, 2011 04:13 pm
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[Lyra shoots the camera a quick glance, befor turning her attention offscreen for a moment and then looking back at the camera before speaking.]

All right, so how much does anyone know about what happened at Yellowstone? Or who took Vivi and everyone else over the weekend?

And I know everyone's been saying this, but people should be careful and work together- I don't want anyone else to get hurt.

Vivi, is there anything you want me to bring you?

[Locked to Damian and Sirius]

Thank you, both of you. Even if we didn't find them, I'm still going to keep trying to find out what's going on.

[Locked to Vic Sage]

How much does it cost to hire you?

[Locked to Julian]

Do you want to train sometime soon?


Jun. 10th, 2011 10:25 pm
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[The camera opens to Lyra sitting on a park bench. She's holding an ice cream cone that Pantalaimon is occasionally licking.]

So I've been thinking.... There's a lot of stuff that's the same between different worlds, and not just stuff like cities, or even streets and buildings. In Oxford, there's a bit of graffiti that's the same in two worlds and a bench that's in the same place in at least three worlds. So what's the same in this world and your world? And also, I need a favor from someone who can teleport or run really fast.

And I also got a job this summer! I found a theatre that'll pay me to use my powers to make special effects for their plays!

[Locked to Vivi, Dick, and Toph]

So there's something I wanted to show you all- Toph, I'll show you in person later.

[With a big smile, Lyra stands up, bends her knees, and jumps- and then stays suspended in the air for a heartbeat, before floating up another five feet or so before she takes a bite of her ice cream.]

Pretty amazing, right? I've been working out how to lift myself up for a while, but I think I've figured it out now!


May. 27th, 2011 08:54 pm
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So apparently things are never, ever going to calm down around here again... Although at least we got a bit of time to recover. What's going to happen to all those people who attacked us? What they did was wrong, but I dunno how we could punish all of 'em.

[Locked to Awesome Base, plus Morimura]

Everyone, I've invited someone else to stay at the house. His name's Sakuya Morimura, and I think he's from Nippon.

Also, the institute's having a dance next month, if any of you want to go. And what does everyone want to eat?

[Locked to Dick and Jade]

Do you two want to train together with me sometime this week? I need to introduce you to each other, anyway.


May. 18th, 2011 08:14 pm
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[Lyra looks pensive. The two dozen people in silly costumes behind her however, look terrified. Not to mention paying no attention to Lyra.]

What are we supposed to do with 'em? I mean, we ought to stop 'em, I know that much, but they're... normal people. Even if they did try to kill me and Pan, I can send them running around in circles to keep 'em out of trouble if I have too, but this lot's just a small part of it.

Oh, and Jade? I can still teach you, if you don't mind a practical lesson.

Everyone who's not getting involved should probably stay inside. Toph, Vivi, let's open up the Base as a safe place for people to hide.


May. 8th, 2011 05:44 pm
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All right, so.... I helped some of the older kids set up a neighborhood watch. Hopefully we won't have some maniac going [and here Lyra makes her voice a little bit deeper and raspier.] 'Hahaha I did this, and now that you're all vulnerable I'm going to TAKE OVER THE CITY!'

Because I'm going to hit the person who says that. I've been running around making sure other kids can take care of themselves.

Toph, Vivi, Sirius, Bobbi, Beatrice, Dick, Robin, everyone else... Are all of you all right? And if anyone needs food or a place to sleep or explanations, I'll help you. I've gotten a lot of help here, so it's only right that I give some back.


May. 5th, 2011 10:01 pm
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So does anyone have an explanation for what happened at the fair? After the pigeons, I don't think I could get angry exactly, but I'd like to know why that happened. Toph, Bobbi, I got you two presents while I was at the fair!

And I... wasn't exactly myself, so I'm sorry if I gave fake money to anyone. I can show you magic tricks to make up for it, if you'd like!

Also, has anyone else's mother ever been 'ported into the City? Would you want them here, even?


Apr. 27th, 2011 09:07 pm
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So that's finally over... too bad the robot got away, but I just heard there's going to be some kind of fair! Toph, Vivi, d'you want to go?

And Dick? I'm defintiely going to invite you to dinner sometime this week. Or pizza, if you want.

[Locked to Beatrice]

I'll be waiting at the park. Also, d'you have any advice about teaching?


Apr. 20th, 2011 08:35 pm
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I've been here more than two years now, I think. And stuff like this is still strange, no matter how long I'm here. But does anyone know how to make this stop? Because this is getting absurd.

It's been good target practice, at least. And thanks to Mister Dresden, the rats can't get into the house. I know a lot of people are stuck inside because of this, but if you want me to bring you anything or help you get anywhere, just ask- Pan and I can handle these pests.

Bobbi, I'm really sorry about your party getting ruined. Dick, if you'd like to stop by sometime this week, I can give you another lesson? Toph's curious about you, anyway.

[Locked to Beatrice]

You know about magic, right? Any idea what's behind this or how to make it stop?
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[Lyra's sitting on a bench in a park. Pantalaimon is curled up in her lap, looking into the communicator as Lyra speaks.]

Ever since Ken got 'ported out, I've been thinking about what I've learned- from him, from Miss Rachel, from Mr. Summers... From a lot of people, really. So what have all of you learned from people who've left? Me... They taught me how to control my powers- and how to make them really useful. And Ken... taught me about controlling myself, instead of just jumping into things.

[Lyra smiles a sad little smile before continuing.]

So what about all of you? What have you learned from people here? And Toph, I got an idea for a new game we can play!

[Locked to Toph and Vivi]

Tonight, let's go patrolling together. Vivi, you can come too, if you want.


Apr. 1st, 2011 09:14 pm
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[The camera clicks on as Lyra wipes some dust from the lens. Behind her her room is visible. Looks like someone was halfway through cleaning up.]

So this is where you've been all this time!

Also, does anyone know any places that'll hire someone who's nearly fourteen but can look older if she has to?

[Locked to Bobbi]

Um... I was wondering if you could help me train?

[Locked to Beatrice]

It's been a while since I talked to you. D'you want to have tea?
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I have no bloody idea who just tried to kill me, or why, but next time, I'll be on my guard- and I swear, if you do it in the middle of a bunch of innocent people, I'll- [Time to bluff!] I'll make you claw your own eyes out, is what I'll do!

And I dropped all my groceries, too.

[Locked to Beatrice, Bobbi, Sirius and Bakura]

I- He took me completely by surprise and I- I'm scared.
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You know, could everyone stop hurting each other? I know it's practically a sport around here, but I'm really, really getting sick of it.

[Locked to Toph, Ken, Bakura, Sirius, and Bobbi]

Valentine's Day is coming up, en't it. Let's say... You have a friend. Someone you really, really care about. But he's shy, and he has some problems, but he's a kind person, even if he doesn't believe it.

How do you- How do you show him that you'll always care, even if he doesn't think he deserves someone caring about him? How do I make him see that I'm not ever going to give up on him, or let him drive me away? That even if the time we have together en't forever, I still want to spend as much of it as I can with him?

And because Pan's glaring at me now; yes, I'm talking about Yoite. I... I've known him for a while, and... He's more than just one of my dearest friends by now.

[Locked to Beatrice]

Anything you want me to bring you?

[Locked to Yoite]

I'm sorry if I've made you worry. And I- I made something for you.


Feb. 6th, 2011 11:06 pm
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Cut for length )

[ooc; Bold text is Yoite speaking/stuff Liwei typed!]
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Since all the advertisements make it hard to forget, apparently people are making a fuss over some kind of bowl? I didn't know bowls had specific days, and Pan and I'd rather go see Chinatown on the third anyway. Lunar New Year sounds interesting.

Valentine's Day on the other hand, just seems silly, but I en't going to complain about that. Holidays like that are just an excuse for sweets anyway.

[Locked to Awesome Base residents, excluding Yoite]

You know about that weird carnival that's been showing up after dark in the park, right?

Toph? I finished putting together your present. It's outside your door! [It's a collection of different rocks and metals Lyra thought Toph might find interesting.]

[Locked to Beatrice]

You've been going to that circus too, en't you?
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Hah... Well, it's a relief that mess is over; now does anyone have any idea why it happened in the first place?

So now for something philosophical... vaguely anyway.

How do you feel about religion, and what's it like in your world? Is it like in my world, where it's something that's done considerably more harm than good, or is it the other way around? Are the stories just things you're told, or can you actually meet the gods and angels they're about? Because even though a lot of worlds seem to have a religion close to mine... there still seem to be some differences.

[Locked to people invited to the party]

Since it seems everything has stopped acting like a defective clockwork, I figure we can hold the party on Friday, if that fits with everyone's schedules? And it's just going to be to watch some movies, if anyone asks.

[Locked to Awesome Base]

I'm going to throw a party with some friends I invited- it's happening on Friday, and we're going to watch some films and have snacks?

Yoite, what sort of films do you like? Ken, Toph, do you two have any suggestions?


Jan. 15th, 2011 03:41 pm
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[Lyra and Pantalaimon are staring, entranced, at two shadows. One is a boy- about the same age as Lyra, judging by the height. The other is a cat.]

Will, Kirjava... We missed you so much- And you're here...

[The shadow makes a hissing sound, and Lyra smiles, though tears are building up in her eyes. She reaches out, trying to embrace the shadow, but her fingers meet nothing but air as her daemon tries to nuzzle the cat-shadow.]

Are you real? You en't a ghost... or are you just a memory?

[Lyra's hands fall to her side, and she's definitely crying now as Pantalaimon makes a mournful keening sound.]

I kept my promise, you know. Even in this world, I went to the botanical garden at midsummer for an hour, just like we promised. The bench is here in this world too... It's not fair, I can see you, but I can't touch you at all...

[Lyra's pretty much broken down into tears at this point, and between sobs, the feed cuts out.]


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