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meme_orys ([personal profile] meme_orys) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2013-12-31 08:14 pm

New-Year's Party Meme

New-years Party Meme!
Because not everyone kisses at midnight :D

Drinks, music, low lighting. This is the perfect evening for that little black dress or sharp new suit. Come together, everyone, for a toast to the future!

This is straightforward - just post to the meme with your character and play out what they're doing here at the party. Most everyone is lazing about, chitchatting and drinking. Does someone catch your eye, for better or for worse? Why don't you go say hello? It's a perfect night for making new friends - or new enemies - after all...


Need prompts? Have a few to get you started!

 
1. Schmoozing. Maybe you're gossiping with friend about that ugly dress someone wore or rubbing elbows with a boss. Maybe that stranger across the room is looking finer and finer the more you drink.
2. Getting a little too tipsy. You've had too much to drink and the results aren't pretty. It might be time to go home.
3. Pigging out. It's an endless buffet here and you are taking full advantage of it. Is that... bacon-wrapped shrimp??
4. Dancing! There's a dance floor and musicians performing, so don't waste it. Wait a second, is that person over there dancing with your date?! Or maybe someone else has to convince your character to take a step forward.
5. Being an immature party animal. You're just here to have fun and that includes having olive pit-spitting contents with your buddies, singing drunkenly out on the balcony, or fashioning a headband out of your tie.
6. Fireworks! Watch some fireworks or maybe do some stargazing with your sweetheart.
7. A scuffle! Maybe someone ticked you off, insulted your friends or that colorful tie you decided to wear today. Now you're in an all out brawl with them, glass is breaking, and it's a free for all.
8. Midnight kiss! Share a kiss with someone at midnight!
9. Freespace. Perhaps these scenarios aren't pinging you just right. Feel free to make up your own if that's the case.

(Snitched in part from here and altered to fit the New-years.)
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Tavros Nitram | Homestuck | OTA

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-01 09:16 am (UTC)(link)
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

Dancing or Fireworks?

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-01 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well. A party. The Dream Bubbles certainly have picked up an odd sense of humor lately.

Idly, Kanaya toys with her lipstick. After nearly three years on the meteor, crowds make her uncomfortable. The room is packed with strangers, talking, laughing... and then she spies a familiar rack of horns. The relief is staggering.]

Tavros!
adiostorero: (}:))

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-01 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[How he'd managed to find himself a dream bubble with anyone else around to begin with was slightly baffling to him, but out of nowhere he'd ended up in the middle of a crowd of souls both familiar and not, with a drink in hand and an inexplicable sparkly party hat perched on the end of one of his horns.

When he heard his name he turned around, only just barely catching himself before he ended up concussing someone with his horn. He blinked at Kanaya, then smiled brightly.]

oH WOW, hEY kANAYA! dO UH,,, dO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-02 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Kanaya has paused just outside of concussion range. It's a good habit to have, around Tavros.]

I Am As Baffled As You.
Still, I Suppose It Is Better Then My Last Bubble.


[She checks her own head, to discover a shimmering paper crown in bright colors.]

Judging From The Outlandish Haberdashery, It Appears To Be Some Sort Of Festivity!
adiostorero: (nERVOUS SMILE)

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-02 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
[He laughed a little at that, glancing down at a balloon that had just bounced its way past his foot.]

yEAH, tHAT DEFINITELY DOES SEEM TO BE THE CASE,
i HEARD SOMEBODY SAY SOMETHING ABOUT A NEW YEAR? bUT i DON'T SEE HOW THEY CAN KNOW IF IT'S A NEW YEAR OR NOT,
sINCE IT'S A DREAM BUBBLE AND TIME IS KIND OF WEIRD OUT HERE,
aND UH, sINCE MOST OF US HERE ARE DEAD, sO TIME ISN'T REALLY PASSING FOR US ANYWAY,
kIND OF,
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-02 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Agreed, It Seems Peculiar To Celebrate.
Maybe One Of The Humans Is Remembering a Party?


[Though she's spotted some decidedly NON-human attendees, there's not enough bloodspills for it to be Alternian. With that thought, Kanaya relaxes and puts away the lipstick for now. The event does not seem in immediate danger of devolving into a murder spree.]

Actually... I Find It Rather Enticing. At Least It Is A Change Of Pace!

[As if cued, the music picks up to a fast waltz. Kanaya finds herself tapping a foot.]
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[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-03 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
[Glancing down at the movement and breathing a very quiet sigh of relief as the lipstick was put away. He looked around, trying to discern whose party it was, but coming up short once more. Instead he spotted a patio door that had been thrown open to try and cut down the heat of the party some, and pointed it out.]

i HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT FIREWORKS EARLIER, iF YOU WANT TO HEAD OUT THAT WAY,,,

[At the music he paused, eyebrows lifting, and he turned back to Kanaya with a soft smile. He held out a hand to her and put his cup down on the first available surface. He wasn't good at dancing, by any means, but he could certainly bullshit his way through it.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-04 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[At the extended hand, Kanaya gives her first genuine smile.]

Actually, I Would Enjoy Trying A Dance First. I Am Quite Sure We Will Notice When The Fireworks Commence.

[Which Tavros is this? The one who just received his legs? The one who got to practice walking before dueling with Vriska? She's not sure. But the confidence suggests a later timeline, one who should be able to manage a box step.

She takes his hand, and they make their way to the edge of the floor. The marble gleams gold and black.]


Would You Prefer I Lead, Or Would You Like To Start?

[While Kanaya's never attended a proper ball, she's certainly read enough romance novels Serious Cultural Literature to get the idea. And... perhaps practiced in her room a few times...]

Edited 2014-01-04 14:55 (UTC)
adiostorero: (nERVOUS SMILE)

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-04 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tavros is pretty sure on his feel and really there's no indication as to what those feet are made off. But how much does that matter, as long as he's walking surely on them to begin with?

Holding onto her hand loosely, he takes a step onto the floor. He's been around the dream bubbles for some time and has managed to learn a thing or three since abandoning Vriska and her conquest.]


uH,,, i THINK YOU COULD? sINCE i HAVEN'T REALLY DONE IT BEFORE,
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-05 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Certainly! This Is A Simple Count - One Two Three, One Two Three. Pretend You Feet Are In A Box, And You Need To Step On The Corners.

[Kanaya demonstrates the step, then sets Tavros's arm on her shoulder. Taking his other hand, she starts at how much taller she's grown. Well it... has been a few years.]

[Then the music picks up again. She smiles encouragingly at her partner.]
adiostorero: (sHY SMILE)

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-06 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
[He follows the steps easily then squeezes her hand back encouragingly. He seems to have grown just a bit as well, but not nearly as much as Kanaya has. He returns her smile and starts moving in the step along with the music, or at least as close to it as he can manage. Every so often he glances down at his feet, just to be sure that he's not stepping on her toes.]

mAYBE i SHOULD ASK YOU TO TEACH ME MORE DANCE STEPS,,,"
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-06 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[As Tavros sneaks another peek down, Kanaya catches his chin and pulls his gaze back to hers.]

You Are Doing Splendidly - But Keep Your Eyes Up! You Have Only Missed Steps When Looking At Your Feet.

[Then, Kanaya lifts up Tavros's arm and sweeps under it. A beat, a breath, then a neat spin back into place. Keeping the momentum, the pair begins to rotate- keeping the basic box, but getting braver, starting to move away from the edges.

Kanaya holds up her own arm for Tavros to try the turn. Even with the wider hornspan, there should be just enough clearance!]
adiostorero: (sHY SMILE)

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-06 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's briefly taken off-guard by the turn but keeps his arm up to allow her a full and proper spin then follows her lead as they get more into it, keeping his eyes on her face rather than her feet.

When she lifts their hands up for him to try doing the same, he crouches down a bit and does so a bit more slowly, trying to keep an eye on the very end of his horn just barely visible in his periphery. He still manages to clip the front of her dress and dislodge the paper hat on his horn, catching it on the end of his foot before it can hit the floor.]


hEH,,, mAYBE i SHOULDN'T BE SPINNING AFTER ALL, HUH?
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-06 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kanaya returns the chuckle. Sweeping an arm down, she retrieves the hat, considers, then plops it on the head of another startled dancer. They can find Tavros a better one later!

All this without breaking the beat.]


Perhaps Not Underarm Turns, Then. What About This One?

[Still grasping his hand, she steps out and away, then back in again.]

Now Both At The Same Time.
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[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-07 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[He mimics the motion in time with the music, repeating it once more then lifting his hand up and switching their places in a turn that had his head tilted to put his horns nearly vertical, but completed in such a way as to keep the top one completely out of the way. There is an absurd urge to go "nyoom".].

tHAT'S BETTER, yES,

[There's an announcement after a little while longer that the fireworks would be starting soon, and Tavros glances around for his drink before realizing it's gone,either picked up by someone else or just disposed of in general. Oh well.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-07 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's pleasant to watch Tavros relaxing into the dance, even taking initiative! They are no Troll Patrick Swayze and Troll Jennifer Grey, but they aren't doing half-badly, either!]

[At the announcement, the dancing pauses and people mill about. Kanaya sweeps a curtsey.]


Thank You! That Was Lovely!

[She's a little out of breath. Drinks actually sound wonderful right now!]
adiostorero: (}:))

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-08 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Grinning back at her, Tavros made another brief sweep for where the drinks were kept, then gestured over in that direction. If he couldn't find his drink, then he'll just get a new one. It shouldn't take too long and then they'd be out watching the fireworks display.

Taking hold of her hand, he starts through the crowd to the drink table and offers to pour her one before they step outside into the cooler air.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-08 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[The drink table bursts with choices, all of them brightly colored and fizzing. Accepting a glass from Tavros, Kanaya makes the mistake of taking too big of a gulp.]

Ackpht!

[She sputters as the bubbles burn straight through her nasal tracts. The epitome of grace and class. It is her.]
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[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-09 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
[It's all he can do not to laugh at the look on her face. He at least waits until his back is turned to do so, grabbing a napkin and his own drink and handing the former back to her while taking a sip of the latter.]

yEAH, sOMETIMES THE BUBBLES CAN SNEAK UP ON YOU LIKE THAT,
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-09 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tavros may try to hide it, but Kanaya sees his shoulders shaking. Also, that was definitely a muffled snort!

She accepts the napkin, dabbing her lips with perhaps a slightly injured manner. Then she takes pity on him and smiles.]


It Is Alright To Laugh, You Know. I Imagine My Expression Was Rather Humorous!

[Her sip is more guarded this time. The fizzing proves rather ticklish and pleasant, in small doses!]
adiostorero: (sHY SMILE)

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-10 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[He just gives her a small smile and sips at his own drink, his eyes down. It's been a long time since he's been this social and friendly with anyone, and he's not a hundred percent sure what to do just now. But, they were getting along and having a good time and really that was all he wanted at this point.

Gesturing out toward the balcony of this dream-apartment that they were standing in, Tavros leads the way out through the parting crowd and wonders whether he should have a coat as his shoes crunch in a thin layer of frost on the metal lattice of the floor.]


uH,,, tHIS IS PROBABLY WEIRD TO ASK NOW,
tHOUGH IT'S PROBABLY NOT ANY WEIRDER THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TO ASK SOONER,
wHERE ARE YOU?
i MEAN, YOU'RE NOT DEAD,
aT LEAST, iT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE YOU'RE DEAD.
Edited 2014-01-10 14:01 (UTC)
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-10 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[Leaning against the railing, Kanaya breathes deep. The air burns cold, fresh, so unlike the meteor’s recycled atmosphere. A gust kicks up, sprinkling snowflakes through her curls.]

Not So Strange. I Am Not Dead Yet. Or Still. I Am Not Entirely Sure What State Rainbow Drinkers Fall In.

[She allows her glow to flick on for a moment. Pearly light washes across the filigreed railing and Tavros’s face. Oh, Did he know about the Rainbow Drinker thing?]

Sorry, Is That Surprising News? Everyone Else Always Seems Aware Of This - I Think It Happens To Every Version Of Me.
Edited 2014-01-10 21:08 (UTC)
adiostorero: (i'M NOT SURE ABOUT THIS)

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-10 10:59 pm (UTC)(link)
uH,
oH,
wOW, tHAT'S,,,
nO, i THINK i DIED BEFORE YOU TURNED,
oR ELSE i WASN'T AROUND FOR THAT PART, aND THEN i DIED.


[Suffice to say that, while he'd heard about this happening before, it was certainly something to see it in person. He looks up at a whistling sound overhead, then winces some before smiling at the bright, sparkling display against the black backdrop of the night.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

Sorry late, out of town!

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2014-01-12 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[Apparently that was just a test flare. They watch for a few moments, but for now no more follow.]

You Also Asked "Where"? Currently, The Meteor, With Rose, Karkat, Dave, Terezi... And Gamzee. At The Present, All Are Still Alive -

[- Despite her best efforts, on the last one. Better not to mention THAT to Tavros. This is a party, and she knows they are were are (???) ...fond of one another.]

-But I Am Afraid I Cannot Provide More Exact Coordinates. My Fellow Space Player Has Rather Commandeered The Aspect Lately. I Believe She Is Actively Blocking Me.

[Kanaya considers her drink again, twirling the glass between her claws.]
adiostorero: (i'M NOT SURE ABOUT THIS)

It's alright, everyone seems to be all kinds of busy in the new year ^^

[personal profile] adiostorero 2014-01-13 02:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[He knows at least a little bit of what happened with Gamzee, actually. At his own point in the timeline, he's just left Vriska and her haphazard little crew behind, and of course he heard things in the time before he ditched that whole mess.

In fact he's had a chance to meet Gamzee while he was sleeping, and try to talk to him. With a limited amount of success, but there was only so much a dead Tavros could do.]


yOUR TIMELINE IS KIND OF BEHIND MINE, i THINK,
bUT THAT'S OK,
uH,,,bE CAREFUL, oK?
i'D AT LEAST LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SEE EVERYONE AGAIN SOONER OR LATER,
oR, yOUR VERSION OF ME WOULD,
sO THAT MEANS YOU GUYS CAN'T DIE,
aT LEAST NOT PERMANENTLY.

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