Wednesday DE: Heroes II.

Oct. 18th, 2017 12:36 pm
ostro_goth: (x Forge - hammering)
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Which persons your character has met in Milliways do they admire most? They might be either heroes from tales or legends, or people whose work they admire for personal reasons. For example, the hero that gets the most awe from Teja is Weyland (despite being fully aware of the man's highly problematic personality) because he's the god of smiths from Teja's people's pantheon; for Father Harman, it's Rae, because she deals with vampires all by herself in a desperately dark crapsack world, with none of the resources he has.

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Oct. 18th, 2017 12:10 am
cottoncandypink: (Casual - Dark Hair Calm)
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Wilford needs to look at something that isn't a book written for a thirteen-year-old. He also needs to get something to eat before he collapses. Unfortunately, this means coming downstairs for a little while.

He could go home, but... no. He's not sure which is worse - staying here, or going back there, but he knows he's less likely to do something stupid here. Less likely to potentially ruin everything he's worked for.

Not that any of it really matters, in the grand scheme of things. Maybe he can go do whatever he wants, and things will still turn out, just as they're supposed to. Or maybe everything's already gone to hell, and this is the end result.

Trying not to think about any of this, and completely failing, Wilford makes his way over to the fireplace with a rice bowl and a fresh bottle of whiskey. And a new pack of cigarettes. If anybody wants to shout at him for smoking inside, they can get shouted at right back.

[ooc: Wilford is not currently experiencing any translation-based failures.]

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Oct. 17th, 2017 04:10 pm

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Oct. 17th, 2017 09:19 pm
fry_sandhu: (age 6-7 frustrated)
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[oom: Fry faces the headmistress to determine whether he or Ben is the bully. His teacher ends up in some hot water too.]

Translation Fail Plot

Oct. 17th, 2017 05:06 pm
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Elrond Peredhil is intrigued.
So many languages.

It is clearly upsetting to a lot of people, so he is mindful of not letting his enthusiasm show.
And of course there is always a risk that it is somehow a part of something sinister.


{ooc: Tolkien' s languages are inspired by real languages but they are not equivalent. Elrond knows most of them at least a little.}

Translation fail

Oct. 17th, 2017 09:33 am
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Varric got some requests from his publisher today. He's extremely suspicious of a few of her claims, but there's not much he can do about his supposedly awful Orlesian sales numbers just at the moment. It'll take him a while to get something written that suits their tastes. Maybe an awful romance serial? Something with a redheaded guard captain?

.... wait, it doesn't smell like the Hanged Man ...

"[Huh. Thought this place and me were on the outs,]" he says, and then pauses. "[Wait a second. When did they get this many different languages in here?]"

[OOC: Varric speaks the common tongue (or trade tongue), which sounds like English but isn't, and Orlesian, which sounds like French but isn't. He recognizes Antivan, Tevene, and Qunlat, but can't actually speak any of them.]

Translation fail

Oct. 17th, 2017 09:21 am
hecu_marine: John Cusack in WW II US Army fatigues and helmet, holding a rifle, looking unimpressed (not impressed)
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... okay, why does the Bar sound way the hell more like paying a visit to Andamooka than Shephard remembers? It hasn't been that long, has it?

It still has beer, right?

[OOC: Shephard speaks English, Mexican Spanish, and Satere-Mawe. He can also say incredibly vulgar and/or blasphemous things in English, Spanish, Satere-Mawe, German, Russian, Arabic, Huttese, Dutch, Quebecois, Brazilian Portuguese, Na'vi, Finnish, and... I've forgotten the others, but he was up to fifteen or sixteen different languages in which he could cuss. He used to run Happy Hours where he offered discounts to people who could teach him new curse words, so there is probably a good chance that he can swear in a language your pup recognizes.]

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Oct. 17th, 2017 09:16 am
whiiiip_laaaash: (DOFP - no goggles Mom's basement)
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It's been a while since Peter was in the bar. He's been busy. Running across the continental United States to track down relatives your mother pissed off isn't always easy.

Also there's the whole thing with Nixon, but that's more of 'watching a train wreck in super slow motion' than 'actively keeping the world's shortest attention span from remembering Milliways'.

For now? There's a duct-tape-colored streak in the Bar working on the biggest pile of French fries he's ever managed to snare at once.

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Oct. 17th, 2017 09:13 am
aaaaaaaagh_sky: (Brotherhood paladin)
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Ellen's not having trouble with the language today, which is just fine by her. She's got enough to deal with at home; there's been news coming up from DC and it's not really the greatest.

Getting a drink first is probably a good idea. She'll stump out to the back later (it's hard to do anything graceful in power armor and she just hasn't felt like taking hers off) and get some range practice in when she gets the chance. She's available either place, though.

Tuesday DE

Oct. 17th, 2017 05:03 am
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What does your character think of birthdays? Do they celebrate? Do they treat others' differently from their own?

translation fail

Oct. 16th, 2017 09:29 pm
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Enjolras was planning to eat lunch with a book on economic theory of an interplanetary collective in what he's fairly (but not totally) certain is another universe from Earth. (There's a little note on the frontispiece saying that it's been reformatted from the original into book form, but he hasn't yet worked out what exactly that original is.)

That was back when the text was readable, not to mention the writing system.

He's talked to other French-speaking friends at this point enough to know what the gist of the problem is, even if he has no idea of what's actually caused this or how to fix it. Neither does anyone else, though, as far as he knows. So it's worth taking some time to sit in the main bar and see if he can learn anything more on the subject, or pass on what he does know to anyone else who hasn't gotten the memo yet.

...He's not really confident in his ability to learn more than anyone else has so far, given that his languages are limited and his understanding of magic is far more so. But it doesn't hurt to try.

Besides, it was lunchtime anyway.

[Enjolras speaks French, along with mediocre Latin, more mediocre ancient Greek, and extremely mediocre English. After that we're down to charades.]

Translation Fail

Oct. 16th, 2017 05:23 pm
freedom_is_grey: (battle plans)
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Ysalwen came in today to get some research done -- and maybe also to take a very long bath and launder all of her travel-stained clothes.

(Dust from the Exalted Plains gets everywhere, you know.)

But the research texts she pulled from the library -- their writing no longer looks familiar. Except for the actual Thedosian documents she has, but the physics texts, and the nuclear reactor diagrams --

She can remember what they used to look like, but that isn't the same thing at all.

"[Damn]," she says in trade tongue, which sounds like English but isn't, really. Maybe someone who's already here knows what this is about?

Liranan looks up from his position under Ysa's chair, yipping sharply. Is something wrong?

[ooc: Ysalwen speaks the common tongue (or trade tongue), which sounds like English but isn't, Orlesian, which sounds like French but isn't, Antivan, which sounds like a cross between Spanish and Italian but isn't either of those, Qunlat, and Tevene, which sounds like Latin but super isn't. 'Sounds like' is not the same as being mutually comprehensible, in this case.]

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Oct. 16th, 2017 01:42 pm
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[OOM: Sabine lives by a motto, if you're going to boast, be sure you can back up your claims.]

A young Mando'a walks in rubbing at her throat as the Front Door closes behind her. Heading to the bar, she croaks out, "Tea. Hot," before her voice cracks and fades. Bar thoughtfully provides a hot cup of Earl Grey with honey and lemon, with a back up carafe. Taking a sip, Sabine sighs in relief as she looks around for familiar faces.

[OOC: Not part of the translation plot, but she's got her own challenges with communication today.]

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Oct. 16th, 2017 08:25 pm
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Guppy's counsellor suggested that he should take up a new nice relaxing hobby. After some contemplation, he narrowed his choices down, and today he's in the gym trying weightlifting.

So far, he is bench pressing an entire 15kg, and has succeeded in not giving himself a hernia.

[ooc: Translation field currently working]

Translation Fail

Oct. 16th, 2017 02:58 pm
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Ferelden's enjoyed a rare bit of quiet the past few weeks, so Alistair hasn't felt the need to sneak into Milliways for a breather. (To him, that's all it's been: a few weeks.) Unfortunately, that changed a couple of hours ago when an advisor deposited a report from the Dalish territories on his desk.

The news is...not good. The sort of not-good that might require an in-person visit.

And if Alistair is going to visit the Dalish? That brings a whole new set of problems completely independent of the whole kingly business.

He's by the fire, frowning down at the report (written in common tongue), as Fuzzy naps at his feet. A glass of wine rests on a small table next to his chair. This might become a two-glasses-of-wine report in an hour or so.

[Alistair speaks common tongue (which sounds vaguely like English), 101-level Orlesian (vaguely French), and a smattering of Tevene (vaguely Latin) and Elvhen. Though...let's be real, most of what he knows in Orlesian and Tevene is just curse words.

Fuzzy does not speak, because Fuzzy is a dog, but he responds to commands in common tongue.]

Monday DE: Party time

Oct. 16th, 2017 07:27 am
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Good morning and welcome to another week.

Your character has found themselves at a party, whether intentional or not. How do they feel about this? Do they have a good time or do they have to fake it for propriety's sake? Do they stay to close the party or clear out as soon as they can?

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Oct. 16th, 2017 09:47 am
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Hallo Milliways!

How would YOU like an update?

Apps haven't been processed yet, I've got a project for school that's been taking priority. 
Soon. I hope to have them good and done by mid-week. 

As you may, or maynot, have noticed folks have been using Subject Headings for plots.
Thank you so much for doing this!
We figure this is the best way for people to Yes And, rather than expecting people to Opt Out. 
(I think going forward we might also consider having plot creators make a unified Plot Name for said plot, so subject headings are a bit more formalized. But that's because I'm a bucket of fuss.)

Tag Stuff is still ongoing, just slowly. 
Ever so slowly.

There'll be a thread below if there are any questions or concerns that haven't been addressed.
As always the mod email account is also available...though, because of aforementioned Real Life responses are a touch slower.


This week we have a fresh assortment of:


First to claim, is first to 'tend.
Have at!

Translation Fail Plot

Oct. 15th, 2017 10:46 pm
iprotectyou: Baze giving someone an incredulous look, furrowing his brow (are you serious)
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That's... That's a lot of fish. They're congregating in one spot in the lake, creating a ruckus. Baze is murmuring words in Jedhan to Chirrut, describing the way the creatures slimy, sinuous bodies slide over each other. All Chirrut can hear is splashing anyway, though there is a lot of that.

"[That one had five eyes, I think. I wonder how many of these animals are from Earth?]" Baze says, one arm wrapped around his friend.

"[Well, if they're all in one spot, they should be easy to catch. Do you think they'd make good eating?]" Chirrut asks back, more willing to get into this problem since he probably will not be asked to actually cook any of the said fish.

Baze throws his head back and laughs. "[You chowhound. Always thinking with your stomach.]" Baze clearly approves of this. Chirrut does need to eat, and, though he's been putting on weight since they've arrived at Milliways, it will never be enough for the mother hen.

"[If you want, I could eat less, but I was under the impression that was not appreciated...]" Chirrut retorts, unafraid to sass his much larger friend despite his proximity.

"[Don't you dare,]" Baze says, punching his friend in the chest.

(OOC: Baze and Chirrut can speak Basic, Jedhan, and a thieves cant.)

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Oct. 16th, 2017 12:11 am
arkadia: (Really happy)
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[OOM: "Hey there, Jafar."]

Eden is casually holding several cool rocks that he was given -- a ruby the size of his head, and a slightly smaller emerald -- as he enters today.

He's blissfully unaware of any translation shenanigans afoot, at least at the moment (and besides, the keyblade makes for a pretty handy translator anyway), so he's happy to put the gemstones down on the bartop and set about ordering a veritable mountain of ice cream.

Translation fail

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:32 pm
herr_bookman: (so tired)
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Apparently Wilford gave Autor $1000 for finding his corpse. That's... great. The boy is thoroughly confused about it, but he's not about to look a gift horse in the eyes, or whatever that English idiom is.

For now, Autor is sitting in a corner booth with good sightlines, making a list in German:

  • Painting
  • Gardening - asparagus?
  • Reading? - I can try
  • Crossword puzzles

He's looking for non-self-destructive ways to fill his time. He's open to suggestions.

[OOC: Autor speaks Greek, German, Latin, French, Hebrew, and a smattering of English.]
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