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i'm the boss, ceo, queen if you're being dramatic ([personal profile] ceoqueen) wrote in [community profile] insiders2013-01-23 06:08 pm
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Welcome to the [community profile] outsiders test drive meme! You can use this post to tag with characters you're interested in bringing to the game or who you'd like to try out in the setting.

Please set all threads in one of three areas: the landing zone, where your character get off the shuttle upon arrival; the markets, where your character might run into any of the station's alien population; or in the residential district they'll be staying in.

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φ You may use threads from this post as a log sample, so long as it has at least 5 of your comments in action tags or prose.
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neverknocks: (09)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
[ York's been making her way around the markets, asking a few questions but mostly just listening in, trying to get her bearings. There are at least some similarities here that remind her of home, but she's not making any assumptions.

It's crowded and a little noisy in the marketplace, but not so much that York doesn't overhear the woman nearby, and she can't help but crack a grin as she looks over. ]

Think you missed the shuttle to Candyland, sweetheart. I did see one guy frying something on a stick, but I can't promise you it was cake.
electricslash: (pause.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
At least Candyland would be cheaper. What do they think I am, some tourist from Eden Prime?

[ Zoe makes a face, head twisting back and forth to look through the market's wares before turning towards the woman who'd spoken up. She's entirely ready to keep going -- it just isn't right, not having better food around here -- but she stops short at the sight of that armor. ]

Whoa! Where'd you get those? They look... bulky.

[ ...says the girl who runs around the battlefield in superlight armor. ]
neverknocks: (the best parts of lonely)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
[ Well, she sure sounds like a local. York glances down at her armor with a half-frown, almost sighing. Like she hasn't noticed that the Freelancer armor sticks out in an ugly way around here, and what the hell, she kind of feels cheated. Why doesn't her universe have the kind of technology that lets these people wear that ultra-sleek armor? It definitely doesn't weigh two tons by the look of it. ]

Yeah, I'm...startin' to feel a little old-fashioned, here.

[ York glances around, shrugging one shoulder. ]

I'm not exactly from around here.
electricslash: (study.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 02:30 am (UTC)(link)

[ Shrug. Zoe can deal with that. Some people are tourists, after all, and Benji's always telling her not to judge people by how they look. (Though seriously, that armor? Way too heavy.)

But the woman looks friendly enough, and Zoe manages a smile. ]
So where're you from?
neverknocks: (new words for old desires)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
Uh, technically? Earth. But, uh...maybe not the Earth you're thinkin' of. If you're thinking of one.

[ Do they even have an Earth in this universe? Where the shit are they? Space station, okay, she gets it, but where. ]

All right, it's kinda complicated.
electricslash: (pleased.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
No way, you're from Earth?

[ Zoe grins, completely ignoring the rest of it-- it can't be that important. She doesn't like thinking about the state Earth's in right now, and what things must be like back home, but anyone from Earth's good with her. ]
neverknocks: (the best parts of lonely)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, uh, the States. Jersey, actually. Is that weird?

[ Please don't let it be weird. Or let it be weird. One way or the other, York just has to know what the shit kind of universe she's in. ]
electricslash: (study.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
Huh? Why would it be weird?

[ You're kind of weird, is what she'd add, but Zoe has been trying to keep that brain-to-mouth filter working more often. She's had enough lectures from her sister. ]

I don't think it's weird. If you want weird, try Arizona. That's where I grew up.
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
Oh -- huh, really? I dunno, just seemed like you were surprised, me being from Earth.

[ Okay, so being from Earth is not weird. Well, that's good. ]

You spend a lot of time around here?

[ York's still not sure how honest she can be about her situation, but maybe the woman will let a few things slip that'll give her a clue as to where she is. ]
electricslash: (distant.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Well-- you know. You don't see too many people from home these days.

[ The war's a pretty sobering topic, though, and Zoe's been doing her best not to dwell on it. When your day job is fighting the front lines of a galactic war, sometimes you need a break.

She scoffs at the other question, nose wrinkling. ]

What, on Omega? No way. This is not where I would have picked to go on leave.
neverknocks: (mhm. really?)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it's not exactly my top vacation spot, either.

[ At least she knows what this place is called now. She's still not sure what the status of Earth is here, but it doesn't seem like a good idea to ask.

York offers a hand, though, figuring that after this much conversation she might as well introduce herself. ]

I'm York, by the way.
electricslash: (wonder.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)

[ Zoe takes her hand, but her expression just gets more confused, her nose scrunching up. ]

Why's your name York if you're from Jersey?
neverknocks: (count yellow highway lines)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[ what kind of question is that

York shakes her hand anyway, though, letting out a snort. ]

Man, don't ask me. I didn't pick it.
electricslash: (judge.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Zoe shrugs, leaving the topic there, and instead rests her hand on her hip as she looks over the other woman's armor. ]

So what're you doing on Omega? And seriously, have you seen anywhere around here with decent food?
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[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm, uh...still tryin' to figure that out myself. Honestly, I really haven't been here long enough to get a good look around.
electricslash: (study.)

[personal profile] electricslash 2013-01-24 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh. Well, okay.

[ Zoe beams up at her, not bothered by that in the last. ]

Then I guess we're in the same boat. Wanna help me look?
neverknocks: (duct tape and soldered wires)

[personal profile] neverknocks 2013-01-24 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
What, you've never been here before either?

[ York gives her a little grin, though, nodding. ]

Yeah, all right. Not a bad plan, honestly, place like this. Just do me a favor, will you? You see anybody else in armor like this, you let me know.