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fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »
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//I honestly don't know how to trigger this. blood and spider and bug death?

"What's wrong, Honey? Are you scared?" She had flattened herself against the wall, and did indeed look petrified. Somewhere behind Cat, Gerald was snickering. Asshole, he'd jumped higher than Honey screamed when she saw it. "I've got it under control, you know." They glanced down at their hands, at the tiny black creature looking for a way out of them.

She shook her head, but she was clearly lying.
"Just kill it, Cat, please!"

They walked over closer to her, letting her see the sizable spider scurry across their skin. She pressed harder against the wall and whimpered. "It never did anything to you. It never hurt anyone."

"It lives off of the blood of other bugs, it kills and drains them! It's so fat it probably just killed something!" Indeed, the little bugger was pretty fat, and growing more agitated that they kept blocking every attempt it made at escape.

They smiled and chuckled. "Sounds a little like me." This brought another sound from her, not loud or shrill enough to be a shriek, but nor was it a fearful moan. "So you want me to kill it? Even though it didn't hurt you?"

Honey was sliding away from them along the wall.
"Yes!" Wailing. That's what she was doing, she was wailing.

Cat shrugged. "If you say so." Their fingers closed around the spider and crushed it. It would be unpleasant enough under normal circumstances, but as they would discover with an irrepressible wince, these were not normal circumstances. Apparently this spider had eggs on board, or something, because the moment she was crushed, hundreds of tiny baby spiders erupted from her.

She screamed and fled, and even Gerald was freaked out.
"What the fuck!" Cat tried to keep their composure, at least keep their face straight. At least Honey had ran and Gerald couldn't see their expression, but he could see them trying frantically to get the spiders off of them, crushing whatever ones fell under their shoe. Ah, so that's what people meant when they joked about burning the house down just because there was a spider. Well, as god-awful as this was, at least it added to their myth.


You'd think that after an experience like that, they'd stay the hell away from spiders. At first, they'd tried, but that didn't really work out. Honey would still rather have them take care of spiders than deal with it herself, so they ended up getting desensitized all over again. Besides, it was still sort of fun to freak out the arachnophobes by picking up the creatures that they were oh-so terrified of.

So the day they were hanging out in the casino and heard a scream belonging to a familiar voice, they were quick to jump up and run over. Paige had gotten up onto a table and was staring, fixated, at a moving spot on the wall. Without any hesitation, Cat walked over and got it to crawl into their hands. "Relax, Paige, it's just a spider."

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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Re: fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 09:08:57 AM »

it seemed like addy was always in the casino. i mean, it made totally perfect since. where there were booze, there would be the redhead trailing behind a ways. playing the occasional card game or billiards. it really was a place suitable for the young man. at the bar, he had a drink in hand when he had heard the scream. and could see catalyst rushing towards paige.
 
and all of that was caused by a spider? walking closer, he couldn’t help but grimace slightly as catalyst picked it up. “what the fuck?” he watched as it crawled into catalyst’s hands. “you don’t just pick those fuckin’ bastards up.” addy wasn’t scared of spiders by any means- but he’d rather just step on them with his shoe than let them roam around in his hands.
 
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Re: fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 12:46:35 AM »
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It didn't make sense for Cat to be in the casino, not in the way it did for the others. They didn't drink, they didn't gamble, they didn't even provide good company, nor did they often receive it. But they did still like socializing there, and when they weren't on patrol or doing anything, they liked being somewhere easy to find. That could just as easily be at their house, but knowing how Gav was, they'd spend all day in bed cuddling. Only getting up to care for Mo and basic needs didn't sound all that productive.

Besides. The casino was the best place to people watch. To see the sides of their people they wouldn't otherwise get to see. Who was weak to temptation, and what mistress was irresistible? Was it the drink or the table? For Addy, it seemed to depend on the night. Sometimes it was one, or the other, or both.

"Just because you don't doesn't mean I don't." They said, looking down at the spider and moving their hands so it wouldn't escape or crawl up their sleeve. That was some serious fucking nope. "I do plenty of things you don't."

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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Re: fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 12:20:20 AM »
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She sat on the table, legs crossed and her eyes trained on the spider now in Cat's hand. "You do know some of those things can kill you, right?" She asked with a frown, it wasn't that she was scared of spiders. She was scared of what she knew some of them could do. These things could kill birds, each other, humans with a single bite. It freaked her out. She watched the spider crawl around Cat's hand then looked at Addy "See? He fucking gets it!" she refused to let her legs dangle off the table.

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Re: fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 06:16:54 PM »
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"Sure I do." They replied, eyes still fixed on the arachnid. "But this isn't one of them." Cat lifted their gaze up to her, noting the evident fear even now that the spider was captured and contained. "You do know that not all spiders can kill you, right? Or is this a distrust of me that's keeping you up there?"

Well. They were crazy enough to pick up a fucking spider.

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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Re: fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 03:50:02 PM »
AND CHANCES ARE, THEY WON'T GO FAR | | |
The casino was a great place for many things; drinking, picking up cute people, people-watching, and one could take their pick of reasons why Salem was hanging around there at the present moment. Really, the reason didn't matter; his attention was quickly drawn to the... Situation, over by the wall where Paige had gotten on top of a table for some reason, Addy was there, and Cat seemed to be the center of attention for holding something interesting.

Salem staggered over, leaning forward slightly to catch a peek at what Cat was holding and then flinching and stepping back. "I wouldn't blame her for staying up there; I wouldn't trust you with a spider either, captain." Salem said lightheartedly, trying to mask the fact he was a bit unsettled by the whole situation.

"Sure it's not gonna kill you, but it still might bite you. Best to toss that thing outside." Salem suggested.
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Re: fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair [open]
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 10:57:44 PM »

“i do plenty of things you don’t.”
“like what? ...bein’ a fuckin’ loser?” not one of his best comebacks but. you win some, you lose some. only losers held spiders- or fucking weirdos, at least. he stood there and watched as everyone talked about the spider, simply rolling his eyes and turning his gaze away for a moment. who held spiders, anyway? who was scared of them, though- and jesus christ he never thought he'd be having this train of thought in his life. paige remarked about how it could kill them, and he snidely thought to himself, “maybe it’ll kill everyone here. put me out of my fuckin’ misery…”
 
“gotta agree with salem, here.” the guy was definitely weird, but- hey, at least he had the wits about him to think about putting the spider outside.
 
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