May. 6th, 2012 08:28 pm
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[Tom is sitting in wereform on a couch. There's a familiar leopard literally sitting right in his lap, and he's idly petting it while smoking.]

You know, I've been here for over a year now, and I can't help feeling like I'm right back where I started... With few friends and even more money troubles.

People here come and go, and lately the ones I know here have all been going. I guess that means I just need to get out more, but it's way easier to just sulk about it for a while.

Anyway, add onto that the fact that this whole new wave of imPort distrust has been killer on the bar lately. Lost over half the regulars, and we have a reputation as "That ImPort Place". Hasn't exactly made for a friendly atmosphere, and it leaves me short on cash but with bills to pay... Again.

[He sighs, realizing that he's just been whining this whole time.]

I guess what I'm asking is if anybody is looking to hire some cheap manual labor or has need of a cat guy with an exceptional sense of smell.

I'll also be taking extra classes at the dojo, so if anybody wants private lessons, we can probably work something out. I'm not a master or anything, but boxing, krav maga, and a few other styles, I was at the very least trained by the best.

[He finishes the cigarette, putting it out in an ashtray, the exhales slowly.] Yep, right back to where I started...


Dec. 2nd, 2011 12:24 am
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I'm cancelling all of my classes at the dojo until further notice, and the bar is going to have to run without me for a while.

[He's slurring his words and his voice is hoarse. He's been drinking nonstop since this post, and has gone through about an entire pack of cigarettes in that time as well.]

If anybody needs me... Yeah, don't.


Oct. 18th, 2011 10:25 pm
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[Tom is sitting on the couch, and it's clear that he's feeling a bit restless. He can't seem to sit still for too long, and there's a dozen or more cigarette butts in and ashtray next to him.]

I wasn't planning to bring this up because I thought it would pass, but it's been a few days now...

I've been feeling restless lately. I haven't been sleeping or even able to focus at the bar. It's not just that, but I'm also hearing things. Not in the crazy way, but even when I'm not in my other form I can still hear the people next door and everybody's heartbeats...

And the noise makes me anxious and... Kind of angry.

[At about this time, Ggio flops down onto the couch, jostling the camera for a moment. He peers up at Tom, nudging his head against the other's shoulder and giving him a puzzled, but intrigued look.

Tom seems a bit startled by the sudden movement, but after a moment he rubs the back of Ggio's neck before focusing on the camera again.]

Pop always said that the best way to solve problems was in the ring. I always ignored him because he always said stuff like that, and I don't like his philosophy, but...

I think he might be right this time. I think I need a fight.

[He doesn't notice it himself, but if you're paying attention, you'll notice his typically blue eyes flash amber, his pupils narrowing and becoming more catlike. The nails on his hand, which is clutching a half empty beer bottle, darken and grow into sharp dagger-like claws which scratch at the bottle's label.

At the mention of a fight, Ggio's eyes light up, and he smiles - but the expression drops for that of surprise just as the feed ends.]


Sep. 11th, 2011 09:29 pm
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Since everyone has been talking about going back to school at Xavier's lately, it's gotten me thinking that, besides the fact that most of the people I spend time with here aren't even old enough to drink yet, maybe it's time for me to man up and finally shed the illustrious title of college dropout.

The only problem though is that I don't think there's an import specific university like the Institute, so I have no idea where to even go. I don't really want to start from scratch and do all the common curriculum bullshit again, but it's not like I can get a transcript from home.

So, I guess what I'm asking is if anyone here has attended a university here and dealt with all of the issues being an import brings?

That, and if anyone has any clues in general on how to go about this? I'm not exactly an ideas guy, after all.


Jul. 24th, 2011 07:45 pm
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[Tom is standing behind the bar and drying off a few beer mugs, the camera propped up on the counter.]

I kind of forgot to mention this because I thought that maybe Selina would change her mind, but since that doesn't look like it's going to happen, I'm now in charge of the bar. At least until Logan comes back, of course.

So, to celebrate and take everyone's minds off the bad stuff going on lately, anyone who comes in for the next week gets their first drink free.

[There a long pause where he takes a moment to finish off what was left of a beer. He looks a bit stressed, but he's trying not to let it affect him too much.]

I'm ready to go back to the beach...

I guess this means I'm supposed to talk business on this thing from now on, but bear with me because I'm definitely not used to this. Anyway, because of this and a few employees being ported out, I think I need to hire a few new ones to help out. I should probably hire a new bartender for when I can't work, but there are other positions available too.

Oh, and I'm still going to teach my classes at the gym during the day, as long as people are interested, so you all better not turn my kids into soldiers too.


Jul. 8th, 2011 09:39 pm
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[The video turns on to show Tom's apartment, which is, once again, more torn up and trashed than usual. He goes straight out to the balcony and sets the comm down with a pack of cigarettes after lighting one.]

You know, I kind of missed the City. The road trip was interesting in it's own way, but I think that I'd actually start to miss the monthly zombie attacks, beard growing contests, comm infiltrator conspiracies, etc.

I never thought I would be the one to not want the boring everyday life.

Anyway, I'm back finally, and learned that Marceline, Missouri is not worth the trip. Jess, Jess, Johnny, and everyone else? Next time we're doing Disney World.

[After a few minutes of just smoking and looking out over the balcony, he adds:]

Does anybody here play any instruments? I was in a band back in high school and parts of college, and I thought it'd be interesting to see if something like that could be set up again, since I have a bit more free time.

[Encrypted to Selina]

Hey, are you feeling better now?

[He's silent for a few minutes.]

You still serious about what you asked about the other day?


Jul. 3rd, 2011 04:09 pm
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[Someone finally got his hands on a comm device.]

Sorry for the disappearance, everyone. It wasn't related to the other ones, I promise. I just happened to catch the eye of a bored vampire queen while on the way to the store. Long story short, I'm on a road trip with seven other people in an old Volkswagen hippie van.

Despite the kidnapping, it's been... well... Fun probably isn't the best word, but it could have been worse. I've learned nothing of value about robots or pirates, and more about Twilight than I ever wanted to know.

Anyway, if somebody could cover my shifts at the bar and the dojo, I'd appreciate it. I'll be back soon.

[Private to Maxine Hunkel]

Hey, sorry I haven't kept in touch, but I have a surprise for you when I get back. Do you think you'll have some free time?


May. 24th, 2011 10:16 pm
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[The video turns on showing Tom trying to look as unamused as possibly, but it's hard when he's trying to hold back an embarrassed laugh. He's in cat form, but his body seems to have been stuffed into a giant pop-tart, like a stripper popping out of a wedding cake. If that wasn't bad enough, every little movement that he makes leaves a rainbow trail, and the most annoying song ever plays incessantly in the background.

That's right. Tom is a Nyan Cat...]

Okay. Seriously, this isn't funny anymore.

[Contrary to what he says, he breaks out laughing, then lights a cigarette as he tries to calm down. After that, he makes a grab for the camera, trying to take it away from whoever is filming him.]

No, I mean it! Change me back already!

[He takes a long drag from the cigarette, eying his shoulder for a moment before breaking off a piece and eating it.]

Brown cinnamon sugar. Heh, at least I'm delicious.
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[The room isn't too bright, but Tom, in cat form, is still visible on the couch, curled up and hold a couch cushion over his head. He's still wearing a plethora of bright green, shamrock shaped beads around his neck, and he looks like he was showered in gold body glitter. He rolls over, facing away from the camera, revealing a shamrock on his lower back, a few inches above his tail, painted with green glitter paint.]

I need cures for a hangover. Go.

[After a minute.]

Best holiday ever. Anyone have a good story from it?


Mar. 4th, 2011 08:11 pm
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[The inside of Tom's apartment is in shambles. There are huge gashes and claw marks all over the wall and everything. Tom is sitting down on the floor, in his werepanther form and his arms and torso is wrapped up in bandages.]

Freaking broccoli-headed douchebag... [He mad? Oh yeah, he mad.] This is the first time I've ever been banned from a bar.

[He growls, one of his claws is tearing at the carpet beneath him.]

Does anybody here have any work they can offer? Preferably something short term, since I'm not looking to make this a regular thing...

But I need to pay the bartender for all the damages.

So yeah, job. Quick money. Hit me up...

Never thought I'd miss the JSA's bottomless wallet...

[ooc: So, yeah, he was hit with the hateorade and got into a bar fight with Zoro. He's a bit better now, but he might still be terse, depending on the response.]

1; [Video]

Feb. 9th, 2011 07:31 pm
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[The video turns on, but at first there’s just a black screen and some steady, rhythmic clacking. Tom is messing with the phone. After a minute, light filters into the screen, and a black, furry hand pulls back, uncovering the screen, only to reveal a close-up of an amber cat eye. ]

I can't really decide if this network is cheerful or depressing. Half the posts I've seen have been about Valentines Day, and the other half have been about people being injured, trapped, or disappearing. Not exactly the kind of place I was looking forward to.

At least I'm getting a free gift card out of this.

[Finally, he sets the phone down and it’s obvious that he looks more cat than human. He reaches down next to him and pulls a cigarette up to his lips, lights it, then takes a long drag before exhaling slowly.]

This might not even be close to my universe though, huh? I haven’t heard anything about a Justice Society or Justice League around here.

I figure it’s worth a shot asking on this thing, at least. I need to find Power Girl, Star Girl, Hourman... Even Pops- I mean, Wildcat. If those names mean anything to anyone here, I’d appreciate a shout out. Even knowing that someone has heard of Batman would be a huge plus right now.

Other than that, where is a good place to get a beer around here?


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