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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2016-03-23 10:19 am

Event log: How Delightful

Who: Anyone and everyone!
What: Delight's resurrection.
Where: Throughout the city, starting in the bar.
When: March 23rd-April 3rd
Warnings: Partying too hard, poor life choices, underage drinking, the worst hangovers of all time.

On the morning of March 23rd, bright and early, Delight is resurrected. Her temple is restored, and her bar appears in the city. What does that mean? Well, obviously it's time to celebrate. We hope everyone brought their party shoes! From March 23rd to March 27th, the party will be mostly contained in and around Delight's bar, with an invitation from the goddess herself. But it won't be long before she decides that's just not good enough - gotta bring the party to the people! From March 28th to April 3rd, the natural light is dimmed and replaced with flashing colored lights, fireworks, and even a few disco balls. Loud music blares through the city, making it hard to sleep, and a wide variety of trouble is available to be gotten into.

Wanna drink away the pain of being trapped in a hellcave? There's unlimited amounts of alcohol of all kinds, and Delight will be happy to supply anything that might be missing. More interested in karaoke-ing your heart out? Hit up one of the jukeboxes. Enjoy gleeful displays of your own mortality? Here's a skateboard and a ramp, have fun. There's just about anything you could desire, as long as what you desire is to party hard and make bad decisions. And hey, if you find yourself getting tired, grab one (or five) of Delight's special energy shots. They'll eliminate your need for sleep, food, water, cure an oncoming hangover and immediately relax any sore muscles you've got for 24 hours per shot! There's no down side! (Except for all the effects coming back to hit you at once when the shot wears off, but whatever.)

After about a week and a half of tequila shots, keg stands, roman candle battles, tagging the city with free spraypaint, inappropriate party games, and balloon hats made to look like rocket ships (wait... that's not a rocket ship), Delight realizes everyone's partied out and starts to wind things down. On April 3rd, she'll clean up the city, removing everything except for a few remaining fireworks and disco balls, stored in her temple. Her bar will still be around, if you can stand to even look at liquor after all the poor choices you made. Otherwise, lay in bed and try to recover from your hangover while the city goes back to normal.

► This log covers March 23rd-April 3rd.
► Feel free to make your own logs, as well
► Please tag headers of threads with content warnings where they apply
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
► Did you party too hard? Please report any character deaths right here!
bekommen: (come laugh get sick.)

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[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-02 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Nick was quick to start drinking once alcohol was made available, but she's built a good tolerance over the years, so she's still able to get around fairly well while indulging in one of her favorite vices. Adam catches her eye, and she stops to watch what he's doing from a short ways off; when the fireworks ignite into explosions of smoke and color and sound, she tucks the partially empty bottle of ... whatever she's carrying into the crook of her arm and loudly applauds.]

Set like a pro.
unknowable: (you say you wanna move on)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-04 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
[He manages to keep from jumping, mostly through force of will. The explosions of the fireworks, combined with his poor hearing, meant that it was basically impossible for Adam to hear anyone come close. And of course he was watching the thing instead of looking around him - not smart. He'll have to be more careful.

But that's really not her fault. He manages a polite smile as his nerves settle.]


Thanks. Want to try one?
bekommen: (come over come quick.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-04 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Hell yeah I do.

[She grins and sets her bottle down on the ground, because alcohol and open flame is a recipe for disaster and she isn't stupid, then comes closer.]

I haven't done fireworks in years. Where'd you find 'em?
unknowable: (Default)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-06 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
There was a box in one of the shops - I saw quite a few of them. You could probably find your own if you wanted.

[But he's happy to share. He holds out the lighter he's been using and gestures toward the box.]

Help yourself.
bekommen: (now you've made an offer.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-07 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah? Guess one of these assholes is finally doing right by us, huh?

[The gods, of course. She holds out her hand to take the lighter from him and steps in toward the box.]

Thanks, man. Oh - I'm Nick. I don't think I've seen you around.
unknowable: (maybe it's the pressure)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-07 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess they have to get it right sometime.

[He steps back, giving her room to go through the box.]

Oh - nice to meet you. I'm Adam, I guess you're right, we haven't met before. You might've met one of my friends, though. Ronan and Noah.
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-11 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Nick glances up from the box, squinting as she tries to place those two names with faces. She has met Ronan - several times, in fact, mostly resulting in fisticuffs - and spoken with Noah once, but never got either of their names, so the references don't track for her.]

Doesn't ring a bell. Where would I know 'em from?
unknowable: (I can see no way)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-12 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
[He just tends to assume people have - Noah is much friendlier than him, and while Ronan is far less friendly, he has to have fought with half the people in the city by now. In comparison, Adam tends to keep to himself, distrusting most people.]

Noah's friendly, talkative, a little odd sometimes. Ronan likes to wear black and punch things. He's got a raven.
bekommen: (come over come quick.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-15 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
[The description of Noah still doesn't quite track for her, but Ronan, on the other hand - she laughs loudly, shaking her head.]

No shit? Eric Draven's your pal? Yeah, I know him.
unknowable: (I wanna breathe that fire again)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-16 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
[He totally doesn't get that reference, and isn't quite sure who she's referring to - but hey, at least she presumably knows one of them.]

Uh - well, I don't know which one you mean, but yeah. They're both friends of mine, we're all from the same place.
bekommen: (tip top ready for the rocket.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-16 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
The one with the bird. Seriously, you never seen The Crow? That shit's like, classic by now.

[She lets her head tip to the side, considering Adam. He looks about as human as she does, but maybe that doesn't mean anything.]

Don't tell me you're from some place where TV hasn't been invented yet.
unknowable: (a city wall & a trampoline)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-17 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
No, we've got plenty of TV, I just don't have time to watch it.

[Or an actual TV. He is a little amused, though - that's definitely Ronan she means, then.]

I think that movie was a little before my time anyway. Did you and Ronan fight?
bekommen: (come laugh get sick.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-19 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
Shiiiit, man, I already got one kid here callin' me "grandma," don't go makin' it any worse.

[She doesn't look too irritated about it, though, still grinning. She nods to answer his question about Ronan.]

Sure did. Coupla' times. Kid fights dirty.

[Which actually sounds like a compliment, from the impressed note her voice takes on.]

And, y'know, most guys got qualms about hittin' a girl.

[She shrugs. Obviously not too upset about it; she held her own pretty good.]

What about you? D'you fight him too?
Edited 2016-04-19 01:54 (UTC)
unknowable: (just trying to keep it in line)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-20 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think Ronan has qualms about hitting anything.

[And she doesn't seem upset about it, so he doesn't bother to be annoyed either. It's Ronan - honestly, Adam would have been more surprised to learn that he hadn't fought her. And it seems like she didn't take it too personally, which is good. Maybe Ronan can make a punching friend. Is that a thing?]

No, we don't fight like that. I'm not much good at that sort of thing.

[And Ronan would never lay a hand on him - but she doesn't need to know that.]
bekommen: (come over come quick.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-21 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[Nick laughs again.]

Yeah, he kinda has that kinda look about him.

[She's picked enough fistfights in her life to know that sometimes, you do just have to punch something. Sometimes, there's no other way to express all the fucked-up feelings you have inside. And she could have backed down and walked away from those fights, but she didn't. The language of violence is a thing she intimately understands.]

That's prob'ly a good thing. But hey, if you ever wanna learn how to throw a good punch, my dad taught me when I was a kid, so I can show ya.

[She shrugs.]

Who knows - I heard you're s'posed to a punch a shark if it's attacking you, maybe it'll work on some of these bullshit monsters we got here.
unknowable: (I dreamed that I was perched)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-23 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
That's all right. I have other ways of protecting myself - I'm not really into the physical violence thing. [He smiles a little.] Besides, then Ronan would have less to punch.

[And the truth is that Ronan tried to teach him, once, and it didn't go that well. Adam's been hit too many times for him to ever really be comfortable getting physical with someone like that. He has Cabeswater to protect him, and Ronan, and a gun stashed somewhere just in case.]

Thanks for the offer, though. Probably if I tried to punch a monster I'd just get my fist eaten.
bekommen: (now you've made an offer.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-23 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's the opposite for Nick - she's been hit too many times to feel anything but comfortable with violence. She's had no one but herself to protect her for a very long time. She shrugs easily, though - not her problem, really.]

Suit yourself, kid. You ready for this thing to go off?

[She gestures to indicate the firework she's set up, thumb on the wheel of the lighter.]
unknowable: (mass of blood and foam)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-24 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
[It's only very recently that Adam's had anyone who gave even half a shit about whether he was hurt or not. He's still getting used to it - but he knows, above all else, he doesn't want to turn into his father. Violence is too dangerous.]

Yeah. Go for it, let's see how it looks.

[He steps back, bracing for the sound and light, ready to see a show.]
bekommen: (come laugh get sick.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-24 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
All right, here goes.

[She nods, and flicks the lighter open, holding the flame to the starter until it catches, then scrambling back a safe enough distance to not get caught in the explosion. The firework zooms up into the sky and explodes with a loud boom and a shower of glittering rainbow shards of light. Nick grins, whooping loudly.]

That was awesome! Here, you do one now.

[She holds the lighter back out for Adam to take.]
unknowable: (windows thick with frost)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-25 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
[He grins, not so expressive as her but still pretty clearly enjoying the show. Adam doesn't relax and do things just for the sake of them very often, and he's not really doing that now - he's paying attention to how it explodes, whether it'll be useful. But it's still nice.]

That was pretty good.

[He takes the lighter back.]

None of these gods are remotely trustworthy, but I guess at least Delight's not actively torturing us.

[He kneels down, looking through the dwindling box of fireworks.]
bekommen: (now you've made an offer.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-25 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
No shit, it's a nice change of pace from the horrorshow this place usually is.

[The alcohol is definitely a welcome addition, so long as it doesn't turn people into monsters like the food did a while back. But Nick's not thinking about that now; that's too depressing to even consider.]

Say, how many more of these assholes d'y'think we'll get before we have the full set?
unknowable: (tell me what you find)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-26 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
The gods?

[He's thought about this, because he's Adam Parrish and thinking things over, taking them apart and putting them back together, making connections - those are the things he's good at. So he has an answer for her.]

Well, we have four. Fear and Hope, Rage, and Delight. They let us pick from three, so there are at least two more, Love and Confusion. Fear and Hope obviously parallel each other, and it seems like Rage and Love sort of do, but Delight and Confusion? I don't see a parallel there.

[He rummages through the box, picks out a firework.]

So there are probably more than just two more.
bekommen: (gimme shelter.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-26 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[His answer is impressive; Nick's never put much forethought into anything, much less something of this magnitude. It's not that she's stupid, she just never had much encouragement toward putting her mind to work in this way.]

Huh ... well, it sounds like it's gonna be a clusterfuck no matter which way you slice it. I mean, it was bad enough back when we just had the first two assholes to deal with, y'know?
unknowable: (could call my heart its home)

[personal profile] unknowable 2016-04-27 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Ronan's no different - Adam would never call him stupid, but he doesn't think the same way Adam does. He's used to it, he doesn't look down on others just because they don't have the same sort of analytical viewpoint he has.]

Yeah. At least Delight and Hope don't seem interested in torturing us, but it still doesn't seem like there's any good option.
bekommen: (tip top ready for the rocket.)

[personal profile] bekommen 2016-04-27 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah ...

[Nick trusts any of the gods - even Delight, for all the nice things she's provided - about as far as she could throw them.]

Well, you know what the anarchists say - "no gods, no masters."

[She shrugs. She's not really an anarchist, but she's heard enough rhetoric.]

Anyway, good talkin' to you. Thanks for letting me set one of those off.

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