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AIN'T NO REST FOR THE WICKED ][ open
« on: June 30, 2019, 11:59:04 AM »
AND CHANCES ARE, THEY WON'T GO FAR | | |
//tw: references to violence & death; talk of revenge / murder

Salem let out a long, drawn-out breath as he stared down at the map. He'd pinned down plenty of potential locations that his crew might visit, but it was all so uncertain; he genuinely had no idea if Shire had decided to change all the meeting places, or if he'd simply sailed as far away as possible from where they'd dropped Salem just in case.

"Stupid- fucking assholes." Salem grumbled, standing up and stretching. His dining room was rather barren, except for the map and sparse furniture; still, he had nothing to decorate it with yet. Maybe he'd nail Casey's skull to the wall, once he actually found the bastard. "I need some air." He said, addressing himself and the empty silence around him.

He headed out his front door, and sat down on the steps after closing the door behind him. He was exhausted, upset and frustrated that he was still no closer to getting his revenge. It'd only been a few days since he'd joined the Badlands, but that was a few days too many. He was antsy and had nothing to occupy his time except plotting and daydreaming about murder and- frankly, it was sorta getting to him.

Head in hands, he mumbled to himself. "What do people do for fun around here?"
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 11:18:49 PM »

— addy felt like he was just - everywhere and anywhere someone might be to come wandering out to butt into his life. and, today, it seemed like salem had unintentionally butted himself into addy’s way - well, metaphorically. the redhead had been sitting outside, simply watching the ocean, a cigarette held between two fingers when salem had come wandering out, sitting on his steps.
 
he had been just close enough to catch the man mumbling about what people did for fun around here. and while addy knew it wasn’t his place, he had been working on his social skills. being nice… it wasn’t in his nature. but he could at least talk to people to try and show that, hey, he wasn’t nice- but he would at least talk to you.
 
“drink,” he commented, keeping his eyes on the man for a moment before turning his gaze back towards the ocean. he brought the cigarette to his lips, mumbling around it, “or smoke.” there were way more things than that, but addy was finding himself pretty fuckin’ funny today. bothering people was on his list of things to do today, apparently.
 
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 02:27:53 PM »
AND CHANCES ARE, THEY WON'T GO FAR | | |
Salem hadn't noticed the other man as he'd stepped outside and- well, they really didn't care where Addy decided to linger. That guy seemed like he was everywhere, or maybe he was actually stalking them? Now that was a fun theory; one that was quickly discarded as stupid, but a fun mental exercise in futility at least.

Salem set his head in his hands and turned his gaze towards the ocean, sighing as Addy spoke. The only things to do were drink or smoke? Jeez, and he'd thought sailing was boring. At least out there he'd had companions to keep him entertained, albeit temporary ones; but on land people seemed to be weird about the whole thing. It was like everybody had made some sort of social code around being boring and distant.

"Ugh, that's upsetting to hear." Salem mumbled, not realizing Addy hadn't meant it seriously. He wanted to believe that the other would tell him the full truth, and not hold back information to amuse themselves; but then again, that might be the most entertaining thing to do around here.

"How do you stand it?" Salem asked, figuring that some conversation was better than none.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 09:44:12 PM »
C  A  T  A  L  Y  S  T
//I'm warning you now my muse is already half dead

Cat was sitting on the roof, but they were very much not having a good time of it. Normally they liked being up there, seldom noticed but able to keep an eye on everything that happened below. Today, however, with the sun beating relentlessly down on their back, they were about done with it. Then they heard Salem's voice, asking what people did for fun, and Addy's response.

"Don't sell us short, Addy." They said, descending with ease from their rooftop perch. "You can go swimming or build a sand castle. You can go to the casino and game and gamble and drink and socialize. You can make your own fun too." Cat tended to keep busy, but most of their recreational time was spent either with their family or in the casino.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 06/30/19 • 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
⇥ 06/29/39 ⇥ Reunited with Louie
⇥ 06/26/39 ⇥ Had a talk with their father
⇥ 06/22/39 ⇥ Gave Creed the Brand

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. One of the easiest to notice is one that stretches down their right cheek. While not a scar, one very notable marking on their chest is the "BL" brand. 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 ⇥ Carries a handgun
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Attack in bold #0d0d0d and tag @/Bryne
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 10:43:48 PM »

— did this guy not have the same sense of humor? as he grumbled about how unpleasant addy’s answer was, all he could do was simply stare at salem, slowly blinking. he guessed his humor went right over the man’s fucking head. how did he stand it? he shrugged, taking a long drag before slowly blowing the smoke out into the air. the redhead felt like he had a witty response to that, but before he could say anything else, catalyst came into the picture actually being useful.
 
“combat training. target practice.” a pause. “or be a target for target practice.” looking at the man’s hand, it looked like he’d been target practice for somebody.. yeah, now he was just being an asshole. glancing over at cat, he then hummed before adding, “bet i could kick both of your asses at pool.” which was a challenge that addy wasn’t sure if he’d take up. but i mean, he was going up against a guy without pinkies and a boss who probably didn’t give a shit if they won or not. you never knew, though.
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Re: AIN'T NO REST FOR THE WICKED ][ open
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 07:47:41 PM »
AND CHANCES ARE, THEY WON'T GO FAR | | |
"Was that my roof? How long have you been up there?" Was the first thing to come out of Salem's mouth as Cat descended from the fucking sky, like some sort of leather-clad messiah. Okay, so Cat was at least trying to be helpful, but it paled in comparison to the idea that his earlier stalking theory was slowly gaining traction.

His sense of humor definitely didn't align with the blunt nihilism that seemed to be Addy's forte; not that Salem knew that at the moment, since he was still under the unwavering assumption that Addy had been serious before. Combat practice sounded boring, as did target practice. He did catch Addy glancing at his hands as he spoke about being a target for target practice, and Salem rolled his eyes.

"Mmm, I wouldn't be so confident, bud." Salem said, glancing at Catalyst to see the boss's reaction. "I'll take you up on your offer, why waste this afternoon moping anyways. I'll put up- hmm- a bottle of eight-year aged Merlot, for the gracious winner." Salem offered; after all, it wasn't any fun unless there was a proper prize.

It didn't really matter if he'd never played pool before, or if he actually didn't know the rules of the game; he was a quick learner, it'd be fine.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 06:56:56 PM »
C  A  T  A  L  Y  S  T
Cat rolled their eyes at the Councilman's additions, deciding not to say anything else to that. Then he mentioned that he could beat them at pool. "You say that like I haven't seen you play." They muttered. Indeed, he was pretty good at it, maybe not a phenom, but certainly better than Cat was.

Their gaze shifted back to Salem and they raised an eyebrow. "I dunno, was it?" Right, he was new so he wasn't used to their lurking yet. If it was something that you ever could get used to. Then he took Addy up on the challenge, and a wry grin twisted its way onto their face. "I'll be the referee." That sounded like a low-effort way to participate.

Spoiler: IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU KNOW && INFO && 06/30/19 • 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
⇥ 06/29/39 ⇥ Reunited with Louie
⇥ 06/26/39 ⇥ Had a talk with their father
⇥ 06/22/39 ⇥ Gave Creed the Brand

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. One of the easiest to notice is one that stretches down their right cheek. While not a scar, one very notable marking on their chest is the "BL" brand. 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 ⇥ Carries a handgun
⇥ Will kill/capture/maim in certain circumstances
⇥ Will leave things be in others ⇥ Will start & finish fights
⇥ No kill/capture/maim without permission
⇥ Attack in bold #0d0d0d and tag @/Bryne
⇥ Peaceful powerplay allowed but they may react negatively
⇥ Dislikes almost any sort of touch unless they initiate or agree to it

I've been defeated I begged for what I needed
I suffered now I'm ready for war

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 11:22:25 PM »

— “you say that like i haven’t seen you play.”
“well fuck you, too,” he huffed, kicking the slightest bit of dirt catalyst’s way- no real harm meant in the remark, or the action following after. even he’d admit that he wasn’t the best in pool- but he’d spent plenty of nights out at a bar playing pool for cheap booze and even money back in the day. just slightly better than your average joe.
 
and, now, there was a prize on the table. eight-year aged merlot? merlot wasn’t necessarily up there on his list of favorite drinks, even while he had yet to drink said merlot - wine had never been his favorite in the first place - but that didn’t deter him from taking the offer. cat offered to be a ref, and, “sure. you win and you can have-” he considered what there could be to even offer. he had next to nothing valuable. shrugging, he stood up from his spot. “we’ll figure that out when we get to it.”
 
— in one hand i hold a picture of you
in the other i hold the pieces of my heart