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better outrun my bullet >> bar au; open
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:58:58 PM »
"speech" 'thought' text
tw: mentions alcohol, blood, profanity, themes of violence

It was an interesting reflection, why the devil he was working here. He didn't look much like the kind of man who'd be an employee of some rich jackass party boy. Probably from inherited money. But it seemed that he was. It was a relatively long story that he didn't have time to go into today, it was hard enough staying away from alcohol, but to be working in a nightclub that served a lot of said alcohol, that was much worse.

He supposed being sober didn't matter as much now, his life had fallen to shreds with or without it, and even being off the substance now wasn't about to get him his life back. So he was here, security, or something of the like, here at this nightclub. He did a bit of everything, being the bouncer when the person needed a break, bartending, though Creed usually objected to his being near alcohol, she was probably right.

He threw out the occasional drunk, that was the most fun he had working here. Well that and his ongoing bets with Creed on the obvious (and not so obvious) tinder dates that went down. Whoever thought to bring a first date to a noisy nightclub was not all that intelligent. He grinned to himself momentarily before peeling off the wall and grabbing the collar of some outrageously drunk man who had been about to throw a punch.

The man spluttered, "Oi mate! Whas'all this for?" His words were annoyingly slurred, but having been this drunk, Mike knew what the man was about, not that he sympathized with him. Hell, he hadn't ever sympathized with himself while drinking. "Time to go." He said briskly, half escorting, half dragging the man from the premise and shoving him out the door. "Go to hell fat fucker!" Was the winded hiss that the former patron shot back at him. He flashed a grin to the bouncer on duty, and then looked seriously at the long line of people. "Drink responsibly, yeah?"

He winked at no one in particular, before popping back into the building, his hands in his pockets, his features unreadable, and a cheerful whistle escaping his lips. He turned his stride towards the bar where Creed seemed to be talking to another person, whomever it might be, it didn't matter all that much to Mike so long as they stayed away from his goddaughter during her off hours.

He was, perhaps, a tad overprotective, though he never cared to admit it, at least outloud, to anyone. "I'll take a coke if it's not too much trouble." The man requested of his friend, and partner in crime (not that they ever broke the law, no, they would never do that). He pressed his elbows on the edge of the bar and leaned against the surface, waiting for Creed to reply.

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Re: better outrun my bullet >> bar au; open
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 01:28:36 AM »
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Re: better outrun my bullet >> bar au; open
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 08:03:49 PM »
IF I COULD FEEL NOTHING
creed hadn't always wanted to be a bartender. as assumed most kids didn't grow up wanting to be one, they probably came about it by just needing an easy way to make cash. her story was similar to that. being an artist wasn't a very practical way to make a living, it took most people years to become known. so she turned to this - which she didn't mind at all. she liked working at night. plus, watching drunk people make fools of themselves was a nice added bonus.

she was never big on drinking herself. sure, occasionally she'd tap into the wine she had but even that was a rare occasion. creed hated not being in control of what she did. being drunk made you sloppy and that wasn't a fun thing. well, to some people it was. just not for her. she had seen countless awkward situations in the bar to know that's not where she wanted to be.

the tall woman stood behind the bar, leaning against it as her eyes squinted some at the drunk guy who was attempting to hit on her. only a few years ago, she would've been quick to put him in his place but, creed simply just didn't care anymore. she was tired. as long as they didn't bug her too much, she'd let them do all the talking they wanted.

the oh-so-familiar voice of michael rang out and she just turned away from the guy before walking over to stand across from mike instead. "it actually is too much trouble." creed mentioned to him, yet already reaching for a cup. "you're asking a lot from me, old man." she filled the cup up with coke before sliding it over to him. "if i catch you drinking anything with even the slightest bit of alcohol in it i'm gonna kick your ass."

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Re: better outrun my bullet >> bar au; open
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 02:04:59 PM »
Catalyst was here for many of the same reasons Creed was. They were there as a patron, though, not part of the staff. But they liked being out and about at night, avoiding the shitty apartment they shared with their even shittier roommate. They liked watching drunk people make arses of themselves, and they liked convincing inebriated people that they too were drunk, despite never once sipping from a truly alcoholic beverage. Like Creed, they also didn't like losing control of their faculties, so they always drank something else, though they claimed that it was alcoholic. Creed was probably the only (at least one of the only) people that were aware of their little secret.

A wry smile made its way onto their face as they watched the exchange between bartender and bouncer. "I'd pay to see that. Get this man some scotch." They were kidding, and anyone that was familiar enough with them would be able to tell. Not that many people were, though the two people they were talking to had a decent enough chance of detecting the sarcasm in their voice. Even if some part of them was actually willing to cough up some cash to see Creed whoop Michael.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 01/20/19 • 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
Top Dog (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
⇥ 01/02/39 ⇥ Helped fight off Sheogorath's captors
⇥ 12/31/38 ⇥ Discovered Sheogorath's journal

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/PanromanticSingle ⇥ No crushes or maybe crushes
⇥ Not looking but not not looking ⇥ 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
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE

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Re: better outrun my bullet >> bar au; open
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 09:46:14 PM »
"speech" 'thought' text
tw: mentions alcohol, blood, profanity, themes of violence

He was used to Creed's scoldings, even in front of strangers, but it still hurt him that she felt the need to mention it. He had been sober now for a year and a half, and he had no intentions of drinking again. He had support, an AA meeting every week. He was working so damned hard to show that he was not the same man he had once been.

He looked toward Cat as the person spoke, raising an eyebrow at the comment, "Didn't I throw you out last week?" He asked the patron, raising an eyebrow in curiosity. He was pretty sure that he had, he rarely forgot a face (especially when he was kicking said face to the curb). Mike frowned trying to remember if it was actually Cat who he had kicked out.

"You know me Creed, I'm not that stupid." To himself he added I managed to stay alive overseas in the marines for about the length of time you've been out of diapers. But he did not say this part out loud, he was rather fond of his goddaughter, and did not relish the idea of her breaking something over his head, or breaking down his door the following morning if he antagonized her.

He frowned and thought, "A dumbass, idiot, motherfucking moron, yes. But I'm not that stupid." He elaborated, paying no mind to Cat now, at least for now, he was busy interacting with Creed, it was always a good part of coming into work, hanging out with Creed, though sometimes it got... difficult. Like after he'd ruined her painting by sitting on it (or something). She had been rather furious at him, hadn't let him in her apartment since. Also hadn't talked to him for a month or more... it took her brother to calm her down enough to have a civil conversation with Mike.

Ah Jon, too bad the kid was still... wherever the fuck he was right now, last post card he'd gotten, Jon was somewhere in North Europe... Denmark to be exact. God, he almost wished he was traveling with the kid, but no, he had other things to do... like make sure Creed didn't get dragged off to jail... not that she was every sloppy enough to get caught doing anything that'd get her arrested. But Mike was a worrier... at least in regards to Creed.

[this is absolute shit. sorry]
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Re: better outrun my bullet >> bar au; open
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
Cat quirked an eyebrow up at Mike's retort, bringing their glass to their lips. "Doesn't sound like me. Musta been some other handsome devil." They made other people unruly; they didn't become unruly themself. That would be undignified, and not in a fun way they could play off. Undignified and sloppy. Fate forbid.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 01/21/19 • 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
Top Dog (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
⇥ 01/21/39 ⇥ Reunited with their mother
⇥ 01/21/39 ⇥ Fought off Paige's attackers
⇥ 01/13/39 ⇥ Punished Michael for breaking the rules
⇥ 01/08/39 ⇥ Punished Sheogorath for his treachery
⇥ 01/02/39 ⇥ Helped fight off Sheogorath's captors

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/PanromanticSingle ⇥ No crushes or maybe crushes
⇥ Not looking but not not looking ⇥ 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
YOU GOT ME COMING BACK FOR MORE
I'VE NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE