15 September 2017 @ 08:51 pm
Open | Network + Action  
NETWORK
All right, my sister has decided that I have two choices: I can get off my ass and make some new friends or I can find somewhere else to live. Since I'm terrible at the former and not interested in the latter, I guess I'm going to need some help.

What is there to do around here?


[ Because, quite honestly, he's been keeping largely to himself, so as not to third wheel Buffy and Alcide...but he's also been more than a little clingy; he can't help it. Laura's alive. That novelty isn't going to fade any time soon.

This message is going to have to do. Her exact suggestion was that he get off his ass and "get laid" but he's still not ready to move past the unspoken...whatever he had with Katniss back in Alpha Complex. ]

ACTION
Admittedly, this place is a lot more relaxing than Beacon Hills or the Alpha Complex had been and Derek really can't complain. It's nice being able to just be himself and find that no one gives a rat's ass. He doesn't really run around saving the city with his sister, mostly because he's still so conditioned against letting himself be who he really is, but he likes the idea that he could if he could just muster up the energy and confidence to do it without being afraid of being hunted for the sake of being hunted.

Or thrown in jail for being a traitor for literally anything that he might say or do.

Walking through town and just sort of looking at the sights in spite of the fact that he's seen them all a hundred times, Derek allows himself to take things in with a fresh set of eyes. The people are friendly here. The streets smell like the coffee shops and eateries he passes, rather than nothing at all because he hadn't had his sense of smell.

Maybe he could settle here. Maybe once he gets over Katniss and just moves on, then he can actually settle down here. Maybe he'll meet another woman; maybe she'll be The One, if he's especially lucky. Derek is finding more and more that he could get used to it here. He just has to let himself.
He can do that. Right?
 
 
 
25 May 2017 @ 11:12 pm
Network + Action= Open | This is definitely not a book review  
Network
[ There's a blonde on the screen. She's got her long, curly hair pulled over one shoulder and she's leaning in a little on her elbows. She waves at the screen. ] So, this is definitely not a book review. In fact, I'm sort of wondering what I'm going to do my vlogs over if it's not books. Maybe I'll just talk about them in a general sense. Books are good. Portable magic. Yadda yadda. it's not the same, is it? [ She sighs dramatically. ] Aslan and I are at the book store, in our proper bodies. Come see us at Subtext and have an iced coffee. Gracie out.


Action
For those that take Gracie up on her offer of books and iced coffee, they'll find her curled up in a big, squishy armchair near the front of the shop. She's reading a book and has an iced coffee at hand. There's a grey and white Scottish Fold cat dozing in the front window. She'd had a fun few days in Dani's body, zipping around, running into things and generally making a pest of herself, but she's grateful to be in her own body again.

When the bell over the door rings out, Gracie looks up with a smile on her face. "Hey, have a look around and if I can help you with anything, let me know."

Unless, of course, she knows you, then she'll be out of her chair, coffee abandoned on an end table to dole out hugs.
 
 
12 November 2016 @ 12:00 am
Bonfire Mingle Post || OTA  

Around the time the sun is starting to set in the early to mid-evening on Saturday, 11/12 as promised, Lydia will (hopefully with the help of Allison and a couple of others) have set up a bonfire on the beach. She's brought several bags of marshmallows, boxes of graham crackers, bars of chocolate, and s'more skewers so that s'mores can totally be a thing. There's also plenty of blankets and towels spread around, because she wants to be sure everyone is comfortable. Jill has offered to bring the alcohol.

Lydia can be found making her way around, greeting and mingling with anyone who arrives and throughout the night. She'll be doing her best to appear approachable so that anyone who maybe hasn't ever been to a bonfire and has questions will feel comfortable approaching her to do that.

[ ooc: please feel free to respond directly to this with your own top comments to play out stuff in here or you can use this as a prompt to make your own logs elsewhere, totally up to you. If you'd like to play with Lydia, please consider this her top comment. Mods, let me know if I need to make any changes to this.]
 
 
12 March 2016 @ 03:48 pm
Closed to Lydia Martin  
Derek isn't sure what to make of this place. The idea of multiple dimensions seems far-fetched, despite the fact that he's a werewolf, his girlfriend is a banshee, and they live in a town that has a supernatural beacon calling any number of creatures from myth and legend to it. Whatever is going on, his number one priority is ensuring Lydia's safety and he's on his way to find her now. It doesn't take him long to pick up her scent and he tries to understand how it's possible that she's been here for several days when he saw her an hour ago.

The town itself is idyllic, or would be, if he chose to visit instead of randomly finding himself here. He supposes he should be grateful that Lydia is here. She's a grounding force and her presence will keep him from attempting to find whoever is responsible and torturing them for information.

When he spots Lydia, he smiles in spite of the circumstances. She is beautiful as always and it still amazes him that they are together. Their relationship had such an inauspicious beginning and the rest of the pack clearly doesn't understand it, but it just works and that's all that matters to Derek. He jogs the last few feet to her and greets her by wrapping his arms around her and kissing her cheek. He doesn't see or smell any injuries, so it seems she is okay, at least physically.
 
 
09 March 2016 @ 09:12 pm
 
[Derek is used to weird things happening, but opening the door to his loft and finding himself in what appeared to be some kind of seaside village was a whole new kind of weird, as was discovering he has a PDA he's never seen.]

Uh, can anyone explain exactly where I am? I've never heard of Itinere and I'm not sure how I got here?