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The New World => The Badlands => Topic started by: ADDY. on March 12, 2019, 10:23:29 AM

Title: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: ADDY. on March 12, 2019, 10:23:29 AM

— usually, addy tried his best to avoid situations that would make him need to socialize. holding conversations with people wasn’t difficult to him, though- the hard part was being nice to people. the redhead could spit insults at people like there was no tomorrow, but to be genuinely kind to someone was what he found difficult. in his previous gang, he’d gotten pretty far by being one of the nastiest shits there-- so far, in the badlands, he wasn’t thriving by any means, but he hadn’t made anyone cry yet from his insults. he’d take that as a way of saying he fit in quite nicely here.

needless to say, if anyone joined him at his late-night, beach-side bonfire, they’d have to deal with a few fiery words. if they couldn’t handle the heat, then fuck ‘em, he at least tried to play nice. he poked at the flames with a stick, just to try and encourage the fire to catch onto more of the logs. it was a decent sized fire, he supposed, but at least a little bonfire beside the ocean could at least give him a sense of calm, for once. after a long day of being pessimistic and giving others a hard time, he supposed it’d be nice to just- do something normal, for once.

he poked the fire a few more times before he simply tossed the stick into the fire, as well, and lowered himself onto the ground. might as well try and see if anyone else was in the mood for late night chatting-- or if they could at least stomach hanging out with addy for longer than they absolutely needed to.

Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: baumann on March 12, 2019, 05:01:00 PM
Joseph himself is not particularly social. That's not to say he is at all unfriendly - he is just the least eloquent man on earth, and every interaction he has with another living being tends to be awkward and confusing. It's especially difficult to speak with people his own age. Lucky for him everyone around here seems to be at least 20 years his junior, right? Kids are so much easier to deal with.

He should be resting. His journey here wasn't that severe, but it did take its toll on him, especially after being mugged. He has nothing to his name but the clothes on his back. Rough. Baumann is too restless to be resting. If he lays down, he'll start thinking, and his legs will jitter, his hands will itch... there will be nothing to grab for, no monitor to nervously check, and he will be alone with himself. It's better to just take a stroll. It'll be good to get to know the place better, anyways.

The beach is arguably the highlight of the Badlands. He'd lived further inland, in a small town whose largest body of water was a tiny pond in the local park. Sometimes, senile old men would grab branches from the grass, sit on the bridge arching over the puddle, and pretend they were fishing. Baumann has travelled some in his lifetime, but the ocean was something he's only seen on thousand-dollar vacations or from high up in an airplane. Never unrestricted, never at night, never alone.

It's as barren as it could possibly be now. He wishes he could've seen this place in its heyday.

It takes him a moment before he spots the fire and the little figure sitting beside it across the sand. Baumann, without even thinking he might be intruding on someone's alone time, limps towards Addy. "Evening," he says, lingering awkwardly for a moment, before making the decision to sit across from him. "What're you doing all alone out here?"
Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐭 on March 14, 2019, 06:48:04 PM
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"There are people down by the beach." Cat sighed, though it very quickly turned into a yawn. They glanced over their shoulder at Molly, who was standing in the archway. They lifted their eyebrows, a silent okay?. She rolled her eyes. "They've got a fire."

Cat faced her properly, their stomach grumbling as their attention shifted entirely away from the sandwich they'd been preparing. "Okay. Is it out of control?" They had a history of not making the best decisions with fires, mainly making it the responsibility of known pyromaniacs to make sure things didn't get out of hand.

She shook her head again. "No, I just wanted to go down and see."

They stared at her blankly for a second, then waved a hand at her. They returned to their food. "Then go. You don't need my permission to go to the beach."

Molly walked over, her hands on her hips. "I know that, I wanted to see if you'd go with me. Bonfires are fun, we should do something fun." They were hungry, and tired, and doing anything other than eating and sleeping didn't sound especially fun, but if she wanted to do this... Well, it didn't sound like she was mad at them anymore.

"So you're done being mad?" They asked, beginning to eat while looking at her expectantly. It didn't seem like her to drop something that had pissed her off, not one bit.

She scowled. "No, but I don't want our whole relationship to be you hiding things and me getting angry at you. So come on, we don't have to stay long." Cat groaned but nodded, and as much as they'd rather be going to sleep, their mom's smile made it worth it. They followed her out of the house and down to the beach, which luckily wasn't very far. It didn't seem much like the party that Molly thought it would turn into, but that suited Cat just fine.

"Good evening, gents. This is Molly. Molly, this is Addy and Dr. Braumann." They pointed to each person as they spoke, then took a bite of their sandwich. "Nice fire you've got going."

//this is such a mess but hi Molly and Cat are here now

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/12/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District
⇥ 02/23/39 ⇥ Attended Hayley and Jackson's wedding

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Essentially taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: ADDY. on March 14, 2019, 10:31:04 PM

— addy had wanted company. he wouldn’t have struck up a bonfire if he hadn’t known it’d draw attention. however, part of him had been mildly surprised when an old man came hobbling over towards him. baumann. huh. he’d never really talked to the man, but had heard his name by word-of-mouth.

“isn’t it a little past your bedtime?” it was the first remark out of his mouth, with the usual not-too-friendly addy douglas charm. addy’s reputation with older, more adult figures wasn’t necessarily the best. however, deciding he shouldn’t drive away company too quickly, he simply settled for answering the man’s question; what was he doing?

 “havin’ a fuckin’ party.”

mainly to save himself from complete loneliness, he supposed. the redhead didn’t want to be alone. his gaze turned over his shoulder to peer at cat and - molly as they appeared. he didn’t really know much about molly, if anything- but he did know that cat was insanely fun to bother from time to time. the moment he’d met him he’d decided to give him hell- because why the fuck not?

"hey, cat- looks like you're finally deciding to be social, for once,” he decided to say about them, glancing at the other with a smirk before turning his gaze back over to the fire. “can’t say you’re off to the best start, but at least you tried. have- fuckin’ booze, or something?”
Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐭 on March 19, 2019, 09:19:06 PM
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If you wanted to be alone, it wouldn't really make sense to put up a beacon as to your location, would it? Something that would attract attention, draw people out, if it wasn't a party and it wasn't a distraction or an attempt to stay warm, why do it?  They didn't know about Baumann, but it definitely was getting late for Cat, who liked getting a minimum of eight hours every night, more if they could get away with it. What could they say? They liked their beauty rest, and if it weren't for this little gathering, they were quite confident they'd be asleep in the next fifteen minutes or so. Oh well. It made Molly happy, and that's what really mattered.

"And you didn't bring drinks?" They shook their head and tsked, but in truth they really couldn't care less. "I don't care. It's not like I'd be drinking anyway." Their mother shot them a skeptical look, not fully believing that the vice didn't actually entice them. "When am I not social, exactly?" It felt like they spent all day talking to people; a lot of it was giving orders, but still. "I have, in the past. Dumbs me down enough to talk to stupid people, I guess, but other than that it's deeply unpleasant." Their most recent brush with mind-addling drink had been especially bad.

//low muse but uhh ta da

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/19/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/16/39 ⇥ Adopted a baby girl
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
⇥ Adopted parent of Molly Valentina Darrow-Lupei (Mo)
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Very much taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: ADDY. on March 21, 2019, 10:33:36 PM

“you don’t talk to people because you want to,” he pointed out, turning his gaze to the fire as he decided, “you talk to them ‘cause you fuckin’ have to.” and if that wasn’t cat in a nutshell, then he didn’t know what was. not that he was all-knowing about the amazing life of cat, but he wasn’t ashamed to admit (to himself and only to himself) that a part of him, deep down, liked them. the man was unpredictable, unlike most people that the redhead happened to meet throughout the years. unpredictable was exciting, and there was nothing better than always being on the tip of your toes.

“want a smoke, then?” he offered as he dug his own pack out, taking a cigarette from the cartridge and lighting it up rather quickly. “or is that something that you find so fuckin’ unpleasant too?” he poked fun at the other, holding the cig in the corner of his mouth as he stuffed his cigarettes and lighter back in his pocket. then, he took a long drag of the stick before blowing the smoke out into the air, the nicotine just putting him at ease more than he would’ve thought.

Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐬𝐭 on March 22, 2019, 04:40:19 PM
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Cat cast a long look at Molly, who was frowning faintly. "And you know that how? Do you have ESP?" Hah, not likely. One could be perceptive, maybe (they were perceptive enough that in the past they'd fooled gullible people into believing they themself had it), but there was nothing truly extraordinary about it. Nothing supernatural.

"I want to eat my goddamn sandwich." Okay, this was not helping the cause of "fun and social", but at the moment, they were too tired to care. "I'll have one." Molly interjected, prompting Cat to stare at her in disbelief. "Since when do you smoke?" They had seen her drink on occasion, but never put those lung-blackening cancer sticks to her lips. "I don't think that's a can of worms you want to open, Scott." Floored. That's it. They were positively fucking floored.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 03/22/19 • show
GENERAL   welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
⇥ Given name is Scott Mathew Darrow ⇥ Goes only by Catalyst or Cat
⇥ Assigned male at birth ⇥ Agender ⇥ They/Them pronouns only
Twenty-one ⇥ Born 11/27/17 ⇥ Sagittarius ⇥ Real time aging
Boss (leader) of the Badlands ⇥ Ex prisoner of the Badlands
⇥ Ex cultist (Mourningstar) ⇥ Ex member of the Young Rogues

RECENT EVENTS   done my time and served my sentence
⇥ 03/21/93 ⇥ Named the baby Mo
⇥ 03/16/39 ⇥ Adopted a baby girl
⇥ 03/12/39 ⇥ Took Jeremy to Northstar and tortured him
⇥ 03/09/39 ⇥ Was stabbed by Mike
⇥ 03/03/39 ⇥ Took over Northstar District

APPEARANCE   dress me up and watch me die
⇥ Catalyst is 6'2" tall; they possess a lean and muscular body, one that has a variety of old scars adorning it. They have two piercings, one in their tongue and the other in the cartilage of their left ear. They typically dress in dark colors (favoring jackets with some sort of writing on the back), and their hair is black. They're not all dark, however, as they have pale blue eyes that peer out from beneath medium-sized eyebrows.

PERSONALITY   if it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
⇥ Catalyst is ambitious, with the cunning and ruthlessness to reach their goals by any means necessary. They can be brutal when they feel it is needed, however when it's not they won't bother. They tend to be rather aloof and apathetic to most things and people, with some very rare exceptions. Provided those around them don't cross a few specific lines, they're content to leave them be, though they've been known to take an interest in some people, which seldom has a positive end for whoever their interest is in. They can be manipulative, and will often encourage people to make bad decisions. Those that stick by them will be rewarded, but those that do not will be cast out, as they've been outcast for their entire life and have learned to appreciate loyalty wherever they can find it. Even during the most stressful of situations, they usually keep a firm grip on their temper and keep their calm, though when they do snap and lose their temper, it is uncontrollable. They're remarkably observant, often able to deign much from subtle clues in what people say, how they say it and how they act.

RELATIONS   dynasty decapitated, you just might see a ghost tonight
⇥ Molly Darrow x Austin Darrow ⇥ No siblings
⇥ Adopted parent of Molly Valentina Darrow-Lupei (Mo)
Pansexual/Panromantic ⇥ Very much taken ⇥ One Crush
⇥ Not looking but it happened ⇥ Rarely forms romantic attachment
⇥ Holds most people at arms length and doesn't get close

INTERACTION   i'm taking back the c r o w n
Hard physicallyHard mentally ⇥ Doesn't let their guard down
⇥ Is most comfortable with close ranged-weapons ⇥ Dislikes guns
Brass knuckles ⇥ A variety of knives ⇥ Blunt objects like bats
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it
Title: Re: [ we could tame the wild - o, bonfire ]
Post by: ADDY. on March 22, 2019, 10:36:43 PM

“esp? is that a - fuckin’ disease or something?” addy had street smarts, but when it came to anything else, he liked to say that he simply lacked much of a formal education. however, simply shrugging it off, he simply took a puff of smoke. “i just know everything, cat. you should know that by now.” ha. what a joke.

the redhead hadn’t really interacted with molly much- but her actually interjecting, wanting to have a cigarette much to cat’s disbelief. he couldn’t help but laugh to himself at cat’s look of complete shock. oh, this night was just getting better and better by the moment. “you know what, molly? you’re alright,” he mused as he held out a cigarette for her to take. “here.” he held his lighter out for her to light her cigarette before gesturing to cat as he pocketed it. “maybe you should take more after her.”