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[18:53] Shadowcaller: Hi
[18:53] Murska: hi
[18:53] Happy: hi
[18:56] Happy: “Living is a constant process of
deciding what we are going to do.”

José Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955
Spanish philosopher
[18:56] Shadowcaller: Haha
[18:57] Shadowcaller: I think we have realized that already:P
[18:57] Happy: it seems like our group motto
[18:57] Shadowcaller: Indeed
[18:58] Shadowcaller: I think I'm going to buy a new game tomorrow…
[18:58] Happy: which one?
[18:58] Shadowcaller: Left4dead 2
[18:59] Shadowcaller: Apperently many on gitp play it
[18:59] Happy: so I've heard
[19:06] Shadowcaller: It's already 8 PM here… maybe we should start?
[19:07] Happy: sure
[19:08] Happy: Down in the crowd, most of the club goers are young people. The style is towards very bright hair and skin paint.
[19:08] Happy: And showing as much skin as possible.
[19:09] Shadowcaller: Without being naked I assume?
[19:10] Happy: Compared to Kara, they might as well be. But not actual nudity, no,
[19:11] Shadowcaller: Kara is more concentrated on the stage, or the loge itself then the crowd.
[19:11] Shadowcaller: The priests wear decent clothes at least
[19:12] Happy: There are a few people in the crowd with obvious cybernetics, of the 'Oh hey, look at me, aren't I badass and cutting edge?!' style
[19:12] Happy: Like people today with extreme piercings.
[19:13] Murska: What about the guards in the place Derek checked?
[19:13] Shadowcaller: Well, Kara will look elsewhere, must be quite dark anyway.
[19:16] Shadowcaller: She is here to experience… but she still feels quite uncomfortable with all the flashing lights and half-naked people makes her uncomfortable. Not to mention the cybernetics
[19:17] Happy: In the vip box, the guards seem to be fairly competent.
[19:19] Happy: Some of the cybernetics are quite disgusting. One young man has a video screen built into his cheek, as flexible as natural skin.
[19:19] Shadowcaller: (Not looking there >.>)
[19:19] Happy: (more on the guards in a sec)
[19:20] Shadowcaller: (*Kara enjoys the bliss of ignorance*)
[19:25] Happy: One of the guards, after letting you into the private box, steps outside and closes the door. Presumably he's guarding it from the outside.
[19:25] Murska: (I just found out I have an ICBM after me in WE Oo)
[19:25] Happy: The other guard stays near Mayes and watches the crowd.
[19:25] Happy: (…. an ICBM is after a single spy? How does that even work?)
[19:26] Murska: (International Consortium of Black Market)
[19:26] Shadowcaller: (A spy did it!)
[19:26] Murska: (FYI I am a spy.)
[19:27] Shadowcaller: (Another spy then, or a villian.)
[19:27] Murska: (actually I'm The Bride)
[19:27] Murska: (:P)
[19:27] Happy: (and a lovely bride you are… )
[19:27] Murska: (truly)
[19:27] Happy: (all green and glowy)
[19:28] Murska: (+ Katana)
[19:30] Shadowcaller: All seats are near the edge of the balcony right?
[19:30] Happy: Yes.
[19:30] Shadowcaller: Right, so no moving back
[19:33] Happy: You can, if you want. This is the vip box. It's roomy
[19:33] Happy: There's even a minibar set into the wall
[19:34] Shadowcaller: Kara moves to the vip box then.
[19:34] Happy: ugh… I'm not being clear. The room you are in is the VIP box.
[19:35] Happy: it includes the seats right at the edge to see the show, as well as space behind it for comfort and mingling with the other vips
[19:36] Shadowcaller: Well, Kara will stay in that space until the show starts.
[19:36] Happy: The person tending the bar asks if she wants anything.
[19:37] Shadowcaller: "Eh… do you have something very lightly alcoholic?"
[19:37] Happy: "Certainly. How about a Windy Afternoon?"
[19:37] Shadowcaller: "What exactly is that?"
[19:41] Happy: "Masa berry and apple juice with a shot of vodka. But I can make it a half shot if you'd rather."
[19:41] Shadowcaller: "Yes, please. How much?"
[19:42] Happy: He looks a little surprised. "No charge, of course. You're a guest here."
[19:43] Shadowcaller: "Oh… thanks." Kara adds a bit awkawardly.
[19:44] Murska: Dan looks at the crowd for a while and then moves to the vip space aswell.
[19:45] Happy: Dan might notice that there are a few people in the crowd with more utilitarian parts as well, but those tend to be more discreet, if not completely invisible.
[19:53] Happy: Mayes is speaking to one of the other Immaculates, in another language.
[19:54] Murska: Dan heads to the bar.
[19:54] Happy: "Would you like something to drink, Sir?"
[19:56] Shadowcaller: Kara just looks at her drink for a while, not really sure wherever drink it or not.
[19:56] Murska: 'Sure, what would you recommend?'
[20:01] Shadowcaller: Eventually, she opens up her palstic vision a bit and takes some small sips.
[20:08] Happy: "Our specialty is the Blue Sun Supernova. I can't divulge the recipe, but it is all natural ingredients, like all of our products."
[20:09] Murska: 'I suppose I'll give it a try.'
[20:10] Happy: Kara's drink tastes like a light, refreshing fruit juice with the alcohol barely noticeable.
[20:11] Happy: Dan's is a little sweet, a little tangy, and very alcoholic.
[20:12] Murska: He keeps it at hand but manages to not finish it for ages.
[20:12] Shadowcaller: Kara tries to save her drink as well.
[20:13] Happy: Then neither of you get drunk. Horray for player paranoia :P
[20:14] Shadowcaller: (I doubt Kara would get drunk the first thing she did, this is like her second time she drinks alcohol.)
[20:15] Happy: (She'd be unlikely to get drunk off of one half strength drink, in any event_
[20:15] Murska: Dan doesn't really like being drunk. Especially given the circumstances.
[20:16] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, but she's being overly careful.)
[20:16] Happy: (Anyway…)
[20:18] Shadowcaller: (Well… are we or you supposed to do anything?:P)
[20:20] Happy: (sorry, I'm trying to set the scene >.> )
[20:20] Shadowcaller: (It's okay, take your time… I know I do >.>)
[20:29] Happy: (this chat plus ffrp plus other chat)
[20:30] Happy: (trying not to neglect any of the three)
[20:30] Happy: (oh, and trying to finish a grocery order, but that just needs two more clicks)
[20:31] Shadowcaller: (I never have more then one chat to concentrate on… or well, sometimes I do… eh, nevermind.)
[20:32] Happy: the club: (Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnAIM_f3DRI)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnAIM_f3DRI
[20:32] Shadowcaller: (Oh that o.O)
[20:33] Happy: (you forgot you showed me that?)
[20:33] Shadowcaller: (Nope.)
[20:38] Shadowcaller: (Minus the aliens I suppose?:P)
[20:39] Happy: (yeah. No aliens in the club)
[20:43] Happy: You can hear the excitement from the crowd build as the show prepares to start.
[20:44] Shadowcaller: Kara moves towards the edge of the balcony then.
[20:45] Shadowcaller: And sits down with her drink.
[20:52] Murska: Dan aswell.
[20:57] Happy: And the show starts. Lucia seems to be more alive than you've ever seen her. She draws on the energy of the crowd, and though neither her singing or playing is technically challenging, the energy she brings to the show seems to be the key to the success she's had so far in her career.
[20:58] Shadowcaller: Kara have her eyes fixated on the show, not seeing much else.
[20:59] Happy: And Dan?
[21:00] Shadowcaller: (Murska is marked as busy.)
[21:00] Happy: (then we have to wait here)
[21:00] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, I guess.)
[21:09] Shadowcaller: …
[21:18] Shadowcaller: (Uhg, we haven't moved the plot in about a week. It's always something.)
[21:19] Happy: (sorry…
[21:19] Shadowcaller: (NNot yor fault >.>)
[21:19] Shadowcaller: (The world is just against us…)
[21:23] Happy: it's very close to moving
[21:24] Murska: Dan watches the show, though with less interest.
[21:25] Shadowcaller: *your
[21:28] Murska: brb shower
[21:28] Happy: One of the Immaculates sits down next to Dan. "Not your type of show?" she whispers.
[21:29] Murska: 'It's okay.'
[21:37] Shadowcaller: …
[21:37] Murska: (back)
[21:38] Happy: "How do you know Branson?"
[21:40] Murska: 'Not at all, I must admit. I came here with the show.'
[21:42] Happy: "And yet it doesn't interest you?" she says, smiling.
[21:42] Murska: 'The show is all right but the crowd?' He makes a disgusted expression. 'Ugh.'
[21:50] Happy: 'The /tumah/? At least you don't have to mingle with them here.'
[21:52] Murska: 'Yeah, I was glad of the invitation.'
[22:00] Happy: On the stage, Lucia starts to sing a quiet ballad that she hasn't played before in front of Dan and Kara, called Pillow Whispers. It's a song about love and loss, and she sings it with so much heartbreak in her voice that the crowd is carried along with it, listening in near complete silence. The woman next to Dan even stops talking to listen.
[22:00] Happy: (gah… Lucia = Aegnor -.- )
[22:01] Murska: Dan also turns to listen.
[22:02] Shadowcaller: (
)
[22:04] Happy: The song ends, and Lucia stands for a moment in the spotlight, her head slightly bowed, and tears running down her face.
[22:05] Shadowcaller: Kara is crying a bit herself, taken in by the music and Lucias own tears.
[22:10] Happy: Branson is quite entranced as well.
[22:10] Happy: But the show goes on to more upbeat stuff.
[22:12] Shadowcaller: Kara is now in a much better mood then she was when she entered the show, she have even forgot about all the flashing lights and cyberpunks.
[22:13] Happy: After a little while, Branson leaves the box.
[22:17] Shadowcaller: Kara applauds, if she didn't have her suit, her hands would hurt.
[22:21] Murska: Dan applauds aswell, though calmly.
[22:22] Happy: The show goes on, but Branson doesn't return.
[22:24] Shadowcaller: Kara would hardly notice that he is gone really.
[22:28] Murska: Dan sips the drink slightly and continues watching the show, though he looks around at what the other VIPs are doing.
[22:34] Happy: The two other Immaculates are talking to each other. They hardly seem to notice there's a show. The third is the woman sitting with you.
[22:41] Shadowcaller: …
[22:41] Shadowcaller: (Are we supposed to act?)
[22:43] Happy: I'm waiting for Murska to say what he's doing
[22:43] Shadowcaller: (Oh.)
[22:45] Murska: Watching the show, what else
[22:53] Shadowcaller: —
[22:53] Happy: (sec)
[22:58] Happy: Branson finally returns to the box, just in time for the final number.
[23:00] Shadowcaller: (Do we need to act?:P)
[23:00] Murska: Dan glances at him, then turns his attention back to the show.
[23:00] Happy: (You don't ever /need/ to act, I just pause to give you the opportunity to :P )
[23:01] Happy: All the lights and effects and such go off like before, but with the effect of the crowd, it's really dazzling.
[23:02] Shadowcaller: Kara blinks and looks around a bit, assuming it's a part of the show.
[23:02] Happy: (What do you mean?)
[23:03] Shadowcaller: (Well… looks to the sides?)
[23:04] Shadowcaller: (Which part don't you understand?)
[23:05] Murska: (The lights and effects are a part of the show so I assume she was wondering why you mentioned Kara assumed so)
[23:06] Happy: (yeah )
[23:06] Shadowcaller: (Well, she dose?:P)
[23:07] Shadowcaller: Don't think about it^^
[23:08] Happy: The part that's not a part of the show is when one of the lights tips off the edge of the stage into the crowd.
[23:11] Happy: It takes a moment for the screams to be heard over the performance and the general cheering of the crowd, but the guard watching the crowd is already in action, speaking into a radio.
[23:12] Murska: Dan looks at the situation, trying to see if there's trouble, whether it was an accident, is there going to be a fire or something like that.
[23:13] Happy: 1. Yes 2. No way to tell 3. Possibly, though it's hard to tell through all the fire effects that were already happening
[23:14] Shadowcaller: Kara is just shocked and looks around, first at the crowd, then inside the lodge.
[23:17] Murska: He stands up. 'What's going on?'
[23:20] Happy: Branson is over at the window looking down at the situation. "Get the house lights up, now!" he barks. The overhead lights come on (gah… too many types of lights… you know what I mean, right? Not the show lights, but lights you can actually see by…)
[23:21] Happy: And you can see smoke rising from the place where the stage light crashed. People are in full panic mode now, trying to leave and causing a stampede.
[23:21] Shadowcaller: (Yeah, it's not important.)
[23:21] Murska: How's Lucia doing?
[23:25] Happy: Lucia is being hustled off the stage by a security guard, up a set of emergency steps that have lowered to the stage. It looks like she'll emerge somewhere on the level where your box is.
[23:25] Shadowcaller: Kara sits up and turns to the others.
[23:27] Happy: "We're going to need to evacuate," the woman who was sitting with Dan says. "No, I'm sure it's safe here. They'll have the fire out in a moment," another of the Immaculates counters.
[23:28] Shadowcaller: "What happend?" Kara asks.
[23:31] Happy: "Lighting malfunction," Branson says. "Don't worry, we'll get Lucia out safely.
[23:31] Murska: 'Good.
[23:33] Shadowcaller: "RUined the show a bit…"
[23:34] Happy: (so… no opinion on whether or not you should evacuate? :p )
[23:34] Murska: Dan is keeping an eye on the situation down below
[23:34] Shadowcaller: "I prefere to stay really."
[23:36] Shadowcaller: "I'm sure they clear things up and with all the chaos going on, we might be safer where we are."
[23:41] Shadowcaller: …
[23:42] Happy: (brain is going numb… continue tomorrow?)
[23:42] Murska: k

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