Halloween 2018: I Really Really Deserve This Drink


Halloween party at the ECFH!

Date: 2018-10-31
Pose Count: 51
Mamoru Chiba 2018-10-31 23:05:26 99507
The Earth Court Frat House is amazing tonight: there's two apartments that these parties generally take place in, and also the roof, and everything's ghosty and spooky and cute-creepy like sparkly purple bats and cotton cobwebs with Spinaraks on them and every creepy hand coming out of nowhere is perfectly manicured. The roof has creepier decorations than the main room, and Jadeite's apartment is pretty chill, but the lights are low and it's candle-lit and there's a sign on the door in the hall that says 'CHILL OUT ROOM' and there's soothing music in there.

There's a lot of food! All kinds of dietary restrictions are taken into account, including donuts-only. There's also all kinds of stuff to drink, and only some of it's alcoholic.

Mamoru felt that at twenty, he was probably too old to go trick-or-treating, which is why he snuck it in with Usagi earlier and then coughed and came home and finished setting up the party he'd announced literally Earlier That Day with a grim determination that seemed like it was entirely composed of I Will Prove I Am A Social Animal Damnit.

It's now the announced time, and Mamoru Chiba is approximately a quarter drunk and planning on coasting that way for a while. Time will tell.

Right now, he's mixing punch with steely resolve. It does not involve Steel Reserve, thankfully.
Naru Osaka 2018-10-31 23:12:32 99508
There's no costume on Naru, but there is sort of a orange and black lolita gothy cute 'witch' look, even if there's no witch's hat. She pops her head through the door, carrying a tray of cupcakes all decorated with orange icing and little black bat decorations sprinkled on top. "You know, we were going to inflict a party on your place if you didn't hold one."
Kyouko Sakura 2018-10-31 23:13:50 99509
    Kyouko is enhalloweened. She, as in years past, does not go for a 'costume' so much as just dressing like a sparkle-goth for the night, but its so wildly out of character that it might as well be a costume, and it's certainly in the spirit. She's dyed her short hair black- just the temporary wash-out kind, but still black, and has on heavy black eyeshadow and black lipstick. She's wearing spider-earrings, a black t-shirt that says "BOO MOTHERF--ER" on the front, and black denim shorts with fishnets underneath and black boots on her feet. Her fingernails are painted black and she has on several black and orange plastic bracelets.

    She bursts in behind Naru, bouncing on her booted feet. "EFF YEAH, BRING ON THE CANDY!" She shouts, probably way too energetically for this early in the evening.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-10-31 23:28:32 99510
Kazuo has defied the sparkle. Or at least, for once, refused to work with Mamoru in tonight's particular attempt at joint costume. Instead, he's lurking as much in the background as he can. Apparently somebody tossed something red in with one of his shirts, since the one he's wearing is oddly ... pink ... at the moment. Also, beige slacks instead of jeans. And a black apron. Obviously this is completely not a costume, particularly not a reference to a video game that he would refuse to admit knowing existed. Instead of greeting, he delves back into the depths of the Food and pushes a pint of ice cream, with a spoon taped to its side, in the general direction of Kyouko.

... apparently he managed to talk someplace into making ice cream with pocky in.
Lacrima 2018-10-31 23:31:27 99511
Castle Duckula, home for many centuries to a dreadful dynasty of vicious vampire ducks: The Counts of Duckula.! Legend has it that these foul beings can be destroyed by a stake through the heart or exposure to sunlight. This does not suffice however, for they may be brought back to life by means of a secret rite that can be performed once a century when the moon is in the Eighth House of Aquarius.

The latest reincarnation did not run according to plan.

The last sentence could sum up Lacrima's entire existence. This cursed necklace was not meant for her. She did not want it. It was meant for someone who wanted power but she was stuck with it and it was horrible.

Rather than introspect on a word in the opening to a Western cartoon her dad introduced to her when she was little-- she decided the best course of action.

Lacrima appears dressed as a vampire duck. Countess Duckula - or Duckcrima, arrives via a dark energy mist on the balcony which somehow is even more spookier on Halloween night. There is a party. She is here for that. "Hi." she says when she enters. Yes she is wearing a duck bill and what amounts to a garish purple tuxedo/dracula setup. "I'm Count Duckula. It seemed apt." she says even more flatly as she looks at Kyouko as she yells 'Eff yea being on the candy'.

"....huh."
Homura Akemi 2018-10-31 23:34:16 99512
    Party at Mamo's place? Why wouldn't Homura come?

    Tragedy of tragedies, her usual plus one isn't here, but it's not as if Homura doesn't come by herself to visit sometimes.

    She's arrived via balcony, in henshin, as is her usual custom. As she enters, her henshin fades away to reveal her costume: a doctor (or possibly a nurse?) in light green medical scrubs that are covered in bloodsplays.

    It's probably not real blood.

    Probably...
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 00:18:18 99513
"Oh thank the gods," Zoisite I MEAN MAMORU says to Naru fervently, "maybe you can take over running this one, you know how much I hate parties--" He mixes in a canister of something ostensibly food-grade but it literally makes the punch concoction glow green. "And you can make that jerk help you instead. I hear he's calling me some kind of Hierophant. He's making me feel like an Elephino."

Then Lacrima comes in, and he's suddenly setting out glasses of glowing punch. "I wish you'd told me, I might have been Darkwing Duck," he tells her gravely, then waves to Homura, and hesitates at all the blood on her. Then realizes it's part of her costume. Cue awkward smile, which is invisible behind the carnival mask. And abruptly it's too hot in here, which means the carnival mask comes off and reveals... actually pretty damn good contouring to make Mamoru look as much like a really tall Zoisite as possible, along with the wig. But the sparkly uniform's a little over the top. A lot over the top. "The punch isn't spiked. Nobody spike the punch. There's plenty of alcohol in lots of other things."

A beat, and he finally looks full-on at Kyouko. "You look like Janeane Garofalo with short hair."
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-01 00:24:18 99514
    "And you look like a pretty-boy who ran afoul of a Bedazzler youma." Kyouko returns to Mamoru, with good humor, literally bouncing on her feet as she surveys the room. "Place looks good! Oh shit, is that glowing punch? I love glowing punch!" Definitely was a bad idea to give her candy before breakfast, even if it's now after dinner. She grabs a cup of punch.

    Then she notices Kunzite pushing ice cream towards her, and she grins, treading his way. "Aww, nii-chan. You didn't hafta." But she stretches up on the toes of her boots, and plants a kiss on his cheek, because Halloween puts her in a better mood than Christmas. Or maybe just because she wanted to leave a pair of black lip-marks on his cheek to make him look even more ridiculous.

    Then she turns to Homura. "Hey, Homu-ie, how's it hangin'?" A glance towards Lacrima, and a bit of a raised brow at the costume. Apparently she does not watch American TV.
Zoisite 2018-11-01 00:26:38 99515
Sailor Moon has arrived! Except there are some details that are very, very wrong. Like the use of purple. Wherever Sailor Moon's uniform has red fabric, this person has purple. It's also... a lot more extra, immediately apparent to anyone who has ever seen Sailor Moon up close and personal. The skirt is two-layered, and there are excesses of gold trim, and the fabrics in question are all shiny.

She wanders over to Zoisite(?) and smiles at him. "Well, he's not the only one who ran afoul of that particular youma, then." That's... not Sailor Moon's voice. That's Zoisite's voice. For a costume party, he's not even bothering.
Naru Osaka 2018-11-01 00:30:03 99516
"I feel spectacularly underdressed." Naru comments as she takes a cup of glowing punch. After the assurances that it isn't spiked. She snickers softly and gestures to Mamoru. "For someone who hates it, you do the place up well. I was goign to just turn up with cupcakes and declare it was a fifteen minute party and then go back to homework. Your version is far more exciting."

Naru looks curious about the ice cream exchange, and subsequent kiss that follows, bending a little to try and get a look at the ice cream flavour. She might be aiming to avoid actually drinking the punch.
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 00:30:59 99517
    Homura gives Mamoru a calm, confident smile. It's almost a cheshire grin. The kind of grin that's somewhere between 'yeah I know it's creepy, that's the point' and 'gotcha'. Then the mask comes off and the grin is replaced with amazement, then a short chuckle.

    The glowing punch shines in her purple eyes as she wordlessly takes a cup and holds it in both hands. "No spiking? How times change."

    She's in the middle of sipping when Kyouko refers to her as 'Homu-ie' and she has to pause to stop herself from spitting it out. Instead, she quietly lets the cup drop and offers the ex-Puella a small friendly wave. "It's going well. I'm having a bloody good time today. How about you, Koko?"
Kazuo Takeba 2018-11-01 00:31:13 99518
Kazuo folds his arms pointedly and glowers at Kyouko, but does not actually dodge. Which means, yes, he does look even more ridiculous. This is perfectly okay, because oh my god is that skirt blue holographic glitter. He is in the very best of company. "Good evening, Countess. Doctor." Sailor Sparkle? He does not risk his life by saying that out loud.
Ami Mizuno 2018-11-01 00:35:41 99519
As Count(ess) Duckula arrives? Someone lurks in the shadows behind her, having arrived shortly after her. Then, from the darkness, a voice announces, low and gravelly and not at all Ami Mizuno's: "I AM THE TERROR THAT FLAPS IN THE NIGHT!" and Ami, dressed in a purple suit with a tando hat in matching colors steps out with a flourish of her purple cape. "I AM THE HERO THAT EATS YOUR ICE CREAM!" directing that at Kyouko, because she can, and then directs the rest at Lacrima. "I AM DARKWING DUCK!" And then she bows with a flourish, grinning and looking around.
Nephrite 2018-11-01 00:41:58 99521
A zombie walks amongst the partygoers, carrying a keg of something that is decidedly not in the punch, for those who desire something that is both alcoholic and lacking in disconcerting green glow. Although, this particular zombie is wearing a Nasa t-shirt, with a space-print tie. It probably makes sense. Maybe.

Once he's finished setting it up in the kitchen, Neil takes up an enormous bowl of fun-sized candy and makes the rounds with it, offering to people as he passes. He actually stops dead when he reaches Sailor Sparkle Moon. "Hey Zoiler Moon, think you've got enough glitter on you? Are you her final form?" He holds out the bowl to the nearest people to pick out their favorites and shoots Kazuo a glance. "Hey Boss. We doing coffee and curry tonight? It's not exactly seasonal, but..."
Lacrima 2018-11-01 00:44:24 99524
Lacrima scoffs. "Two ducks? That's quackers." she says. She manages to keep a straight face, as she just starts to smirk, a little bit. She looks towards Homura and purses her lips. Not real blood. Not that it should be. She wonders what the doctor get up is about.

"Besides-----" she says as she raises a finger. "....someone's already coming as Darkwing~" she teases just after Ami makes her arrival.

She takes one of the cups of punch and sips and just... stares at Zoisite. "...Hi Zoisite. Thank you for your help the other day." when Nephrite passes around a bowl she takes a three musketeers. Then she gives Nephrite a look. A look that says 'I know what you did two weeks ago, and I don't like it', but otherwise keeps her mouth shut on the issue. "Hello, Nephrite." she says.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 00:46:27 99525
"Ran afoul of one? I'm sorry, you seem to have mistaken me for a pretty boy who regrets glitter," Mamoru-Zoi retorts to Kyouko, then grins as she takes a cup of punch. He almost chokes at Homu-ie, but manages to look away in time. Look away... right at Sparkly Zoimoon. His eyes widen, and then theatrically, he mimics Zoi's body language as well as he possibly can, which ain't too shabby, though it looks ridiculous on his stringbean tall frame, and siiiidles even closer. He slinks a hand around Zoimoon's waist and pulls them close, then dipkisses. "Run away with me. Leave my uptight prince behind. Or at least have some punch so Naru knows it's safe."

That takes him right into responding to Naru's compliment, and he's right back to Mamoru's particular party awkwardness, laughing and reaching up to rub the back of his neck under the wig's ponytail. "Heh, thanks. I looked at a bunch of magazines last night when I was trying to figure out whether or not I wanted to do anything. Then I skipped today's classes to go shopping."

He sticks his tongue out at Homura. "Why spike it when some people don't like it AND there's plenty of stuff WITH alcohol in it? Beer's in the cooler over there, I set up a minibar in that corner, and there's regular soda in that cooler along with some really cheap sugary wine."

A pause at Ami's entrance, and Mamoru's eyebrows go up. "Okay, glad I WASN'T Darkwing Duck..."

...and then there's Neph to the rescue with "Okay, and then there's KEG beer, which I'm positive is better than the junk I picked up that's in the cooler."

Mamoru stares at Lacrima for a second, after her 'quackers' comment, and then covers his mouth with both hands and turns around to laugh against the wall, shoulders shaking. He mumbles something that sounds like 'need more alcohol'.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-11-01 00:47:09 99526
Kazuo glances at the space zombie and lets his eyebrows twitch upward. "We have Kyouko and potentially multiple Moons in attendance. Everything is now seasonal, as long as it's edible."
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-01 00:49:07 99527
    Kyouko eyes Homura, as if debating the reigniting of hostilities, but apparently decides that in the wake of Homu-ie, Koko is fair play. So she just grins and downs the cup of punch in one swig. "Ain't bad. They give out free candy today, did you know that?" She grins a fangy grin, then scoops up her ice cream and heads back towards Naru. On the way, she spies Zoisite's entrance, and calls out, "Lookin' good, hot stuff!" towards him, before spinning past Nephrite and stealing a candy from his bowl, beaming at him in turn. She is definitely in a good mood.

    She re-settles next to Naru and pops the ice cream open, digging in with the spoon. "It's a tradition." She tells Naru, taking a spoonful of ice cream and shoving it into her mouth, continuing to speak with her mouth full. "Cuz of some stuff that.. ahh, I'll tell ya later. Want some?" She holds the pint up to her girlfriend.
Zoisite 2018-11-01 00:54:46 99529
Zoimoon throws his head back and cackles in a decidedly un-Sailor-Moon-like manner, cheekily kissing Mamoru-Zoi on the tip of his nose. "And engage in a passionate and unmiraculous romance with you? You scoundrel!" That is in an unsettlingly accurate Sailor Moon voice, if not diction.

Zoisite acknowledges the comments on his outfit with nods, then gives the Nephrite-zombie a look. "You know, I don't think so. I think I have about 600 more chapters in my manga before I hit that." Wrong genre, but he doesn't care. It's a silly party, not life or death.
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 00:57:00 99530
    Homura turns to watch Darkwing Ami's entrance with a small cheshire smile. She giggles in a sort of creepily playful way that befits the mood of the holiday.

    Homura shrugs at Mamoru. "Well... Madoka-chan still doesn't drink, so it's not like I don't get it." She tilts her head, her grin getting a little wider. "I actually saw it as a sign of maturity, Mamo-kun. Little brother is growing up~. I'm proud."

    A small piece of chocolate candy vanishes from the bowl as Nephrite comes by, and Homura is suddenly chewing on something. No, she's not using time magic. It's just that being 'the quiet girl' comes with certain stealth bonuses.

    She pays little mind to Kyouko's looks, though there's nothing in her demeanor that implies she's here for anything but casual enjoyment. "Honestly? I'd forgotten about the candy until last year. That said, being undead, of course I'd enjoy Halloween."

    Zoimoon gets another chuckle out of her, especially at his antics with Mamosite.
Nephrite 2018-11-01 01:07:34 99533
Neil's grin does not fade at Lacrima's look, though he does take the time to give her a nod of acknowledgement. Her displeasure is noted, she deserves that much. Even when dressed as a duck. "Evening, Lacrima."

He rolls his eyes at the theatrical display between matching shiny Moon and Zoi. "I guess between the two of you, you could just blind enemies with all the glitter."

He snorts at Kazuo. "Okay, point taken." The candy is inspected, and he starts digging through it. "I got a huge haul of candy on my last Canada trip since they don't really do the trick-or-treating thing as much here. Here, Boss." He hands Kazuo a mini Coffee Crisp.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 01:09:56 99534
"Because of affection poaching," Mamoru tells Kyouko archly, rubbing Zoimoon's lipstick off his nose and keeping the arm slung around the cackling short person. Then he snorts indelicately. "I'm really sorry about that. I really am. I was so jealous of you both, it was awful. And that was before..." He shakes his head, then gently disentangles himself from Zoisite and gives Homura a crooked smile. "Keep that maturity thing a secret though, huh?"

Mamosite sneaks past Nephzombie and steals a Crunchie while on his way to the kitchen to beer himself properly.

He'll undoubtedly reappear sometime in the next twenty minutes or so.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-11-01 01:17:41 99537
Kazuo takes the candy he's offered and examines the packaging, eyeing Neil for a moment across it. "This doesn't look like the right kind of packaging for coffee," he says, in wary tones mimicked from having listened to people snickering over a certain game for far too many hours when he was ostensibly studying.
Naru Osaka 2018-11-01 01:29:50 99540
Naru leans over to steal some of Kyouko's ice cream. Because she can, more than she really wants more sugar. Unlike everyone else, apparently. She eyes the punch, and hesitantly takes a sip. Unspiked, as promised, and surprisingly tasty. "Hey, this isnt' awful!" She sounds surprised. One doesnt' expect glow to be tasty. She leans over to settle a kiss on Kyouko's cheek, before she, and her drink, heads to go explore up on the roof.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-01 01:35:09 99541
    Kyouko smiles as Naru steals some ice cream. Even if it isn't actually stealing, since she offered it. As Naru gets up to go explore the roof, she rolls her eyes at Mamoru. "It was ages ago dude, don't worry about it. Besides, we've all done dumb stuff while evil, and junk." She dismisses his concern with a wave of her hand, eating another spoonful of ice cream, as he heads into the kitchen.
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 01:41:28 99544
    Mad Dr. Homura leans closer to Mamoru and stage whispers, "I won't tell a soul."

    She then wanders to the cooler for a moment to find sugary wine because her Puella liver knows no fear. When she comes back her cup of glowing punch is half-filled with new wine. She sips it slowly, very slowly, because she still has laughably low tolerance.

    She notices Mamoru vanishing, but that tends to happen at parties. Naru goes, too. Kyouko mentions 'dumb stuff done while evil' and Homura makes very sure to not make eye contact with the former Puella at all.

    "Just as long as we don't have to fight another fried chicken youma."
Kazuo Takeba 2018-11-01 01:43:36 99545
(Thankfully, nobody but Neil will see Kazuo almost drop the candy and have to struggle to keep a straight face at Homura's last words. Unfortunately, Neil is the worst possibility there.)
Nephrite 2018-11-01 01:54:19 99547
Yes. Nephrite saw. He delight is evident in his voice as he mutters, "everything okay there, Boss? I'd offer you coffee, but you'd probably critique it." He sets down the candy bowl and digs out a mini Aero for himself. "More importantly, you have not made one guess as to what my costume is, and that wounds me."
Zoisite 2018-11-01 02:00:08 99549
Zoimoon chuckles and drifts over to Nephrite, smirking in a decidedly un-Moon-like manner. "Maybe that's because some of us would guess a 'waste of space' and leave it at that." He doesn't need to flip a pigtail, but he does. He meanders over to Kazuo and leans heavily against him, a crooked smile on his face.
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 02:02:29 99550
    Dr. Homura shrugs at Nephrite. "Well at first I thought it was a meta commentary about NASA rising from the grave or something."
Lacrima 2018-11-01 02:03:42 99551
Lacrima is eating donuts, mostly paying half attention to conversations. She has to actually slip the duck bill around her neck and let it hang on it's attachment string to eat donuts. She sighs. "I bet he's a space zombie. Or Plan Z from Outer Spaces. Or something." she says as she turns around.

"....wait what was that about fried chicken?" she asks bewilderedly.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 02:09:36 99554
Mamosite leans in the kitchen door with a very full Star Trek pint glass of beer, and given the way he's leaning, it's also not the first. "He's," he says with immense gravity and decorum, "the NASA zombie apocalypse from 2014." His ponytail is artfully dangling over one shoulder, and he lifts his free hand to delicately twirl one of the twin loose curls of long hair in front around and around a finger, then sips his beer.

And then he hears Lacrima and spittakes and has to duck back into the kitchen, hand in front of his mouth and half hunched over, trying not to drip beer on his sparkly uniform.
Nephrite 2018-11-01 02:10:35 99555
Neil points finger guns at Homura. "You. I like the way that you think. Your guess is the closest, and your reward is candy." He grabs something at random from the candy bowl and tosses it to Homura, as if it were not free for the taking regardless. He shoots Mamoru a look, and raises his voice to shout across the room. "Everybody knows that was staged, just like the moon landing! And no, not just any space zombie. I'm the living dead Kepler telescope, may it rest in peace."
Kazuo Takeba 2018-11-01 02:11:57 99556
Kazuo was probably about to answer Nephrite, but his Kazuo's attention is abruptly taken up with unwrapping the Coffee Crisp, breaking it carefully in half, and offering half to Zoimoon. A few careful breaths later, he admits, "I'd expected an IMAGE satel--" ... and then Mamoru is at risk of beer, and Kazuo diverts his attention EVEN HARDER to Zoi. Very carefully. So very carefully. Possibly holding his breath.

Homura still wins, especially since he couldn't finish the words.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 02:12:58 99557
Mamoru yells from the kitchen, "Neil your costume is SO GOOOOOD!"
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 02:13:09 99558
    Dr. Homura doesn't answer Lacrima directly, instead mumbling something like, "It was finger lickin' good."

    She pours more wine into her cup.

    Then her eyes slightly widen with joy as she accepts her candy prize. All of the candy may be free, but this candy is special because it's a reward!

    She munches the random bit of candy, completely oblivious to Kazuo's situation.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-01 02:14:06 99559
    "You're a nerd is what you are." Kyouko says to Nephrite, affectionately. She only rolls her eyes at the mention of fried chicken youma. Kicking her fishnet-clad legs, she seems more than happy to sit on the couch and work her way through the ice cream which is her halloween tribute, duly delivered. Luckily before Kazuo became incapacitated.
Jadeite 2018-11-01 02:17:58 99560
From the darkness of the chill out room emerges a - well, a sight, that's for sure. Frightening is probably not an accurate descriptor, but it could, ostensibly, be used to describe the nearly seven foot, orange T-rex dinosaur with the tiny arms and the big plastic googly eyes that enters the party and heads for the punch. There's a stick poking out of it's back with a styrofoam rock at the other end and a little plastic window in the neck for Saburo to be able to see out of. The tail wobbles a little bit as he moves.

"Everyone knows that," he says to Kyouko as she passes the couch. "But why is he a nerd this time?"
Nephrite 2018-11-01 02:25:59 99563
"You all knew what you were signing up for when you befriended an astrophysicist!" Neil shouts, as he goes in search of beer. Candy is dandy, etc. He takes a moment to reach up and pat the dinosaur on the head as he passes by.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-01 02:27:27 99564
    "I dunno, something about telescopes." Kyouko replies to Jadinoite as he passes by, looking unphased by the costume, though it might just be because she's distracted by ice cream. It's a good trick to get her to sit down and shut up, really, well done Kazuo.
Lacrima 2018-11-01 02:38:18 99567
Lacrima merely stares at Homura. "...Because it's...." she facefaults and seems to slack. "Ugh..." she shakes her head. "Something tells me no one's gonna tell me." she says. The tone isn't frustrated, just really confused. She sighs and eats another donut. She does eye how it incapacitates Kazuo though. That's somewhat rarish.

...C..can she weaponize this somehow? WAIT WHY ARE YOU EVEN THINKING THAT LACRIMA, Bad, BAD VAMPIRE! she thinks to herself angrily.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 02:42:14 99568
Mamoru finally comes out of the kitchen, and the beer is now half full and there's none down his front, so there's at least that. He first addresses Jadeite's costume by staring at it and finishing his beer, then setting it down on the table with finality. "Damn," he says, impressed. And then he sidles over to Kunzojiro and Zoimoon and inveigles his way between them, one arm around one and the other around the other's shoulders, and says to Lacrima, "While I was evil, I made literally one youma. I made it out of all the fried chicken in the KFC that burned down a few years ago. On Christmas Eve. It was really gross. And-- and--"

He starts trying to talk while trying not to laugh. "And Homu-chan-- and Laisa-- and Cure Gull-- and Moon-- and Venus-- and there was a, a feather hurricane of grease-- and a-- a flamethrower, and-- it was yelling, it had Colonel Sanders' face and it was yelling FINGER-LICKIN' GOOD--"
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 02:47:04 99569
    Homura swishes her winepunch around a little while looking at Lacrima. "Trust me. Knowing won't make it better." She takes a swig of her drink and then sets the cup down.

    Then Mamoru starts telling the story, and Homura flinches slightly at the mention of Laisa's name. She tries to add to the story with a smile, but Homura doesn't really have the experience to fake a smile very well. "It was the most ridiculous youma. It's hard to put into words just how it acted and what it did. It yelled corporate slogans with such... earnest gusto that it was almost admirable. Almost. At least until it sprayed grease everywhere."

    Homura has a sullen moment, before adding, "It was also the first hint we had that Mamo-kun was still alive, so I'm not sure we'd ever forget it even if it wasn't... SO GOOD!"
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-01 02:49:09 99570
    "I wasn't there for that one. I might have still been evil at the time? I don't remember." Kyouko says, as she gets up from the couch, her ice cream pint empty. She walks over to toss it into the trash before turning to regard the assembly. "I'm gonna go find Naru. Ya'll don't cause a ruckus down here. At least until I get back." A wide grin, and then she is turning to walk up the stairs to the roof in search of her girlfriend.
Jadeite 2018-11-01 02:54:32 99572
The dinosaur snorts at the pat and achieves punch in time to fumble it at the story of the chicken youma, nearly spattering the couch with punch. Sure, he's heard the story before - but this isn't a story that gets boring with time. He snorts, and the gesture shakes the inflatable costume so the head wobbles. The punch isn't drunken because he just realized that he doesn't have a mouth hole for this thing. Whoops.

"I wasn't there for it, but the things I heard - and smelled - in the aftermath were truly amazing. I'll never match Dendy's heights."
Lacrima 2018-11-01 03:02:49 99574
Lacrima is listening with a straight face as much as she can as she sips some punch and then snorts a bit. "Of course. You make a youma and it's utterly ridiculous and everyone is going to remember it." she says. "I'm glad I haven't made any horrid monsters yet." she says. "...erm. I mean at least. To attack people. There's a reason I know I can do it.." she says. "Afterall."

There's a name there that isn't familiar to her. 'Laisa'. But people seem to be sullen about it. She knows a faked smile when she sees it too. So she isn't pressing that point. Maybe later, but not right now.

She eyes Jadeite trying to drink punch and she just... begins to giggle. "...You didn't really think that through, did you, Jadeite?..." she asks.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-01 03:05:02 99575
EDIT THIS LATER-------------

In the moment of silence there, rose petals blow in through the open balcony doors, and a shadow standing on the railing declares imperiously, "How dare you bring that up while trying to steal the moon before she's ready! As her paramour, I, Tuxedo Kamen, cannot allow this!"

A spotlight from nowhere turns on, shining on the silhouetted figure and lighting up more glitter than should actually be possible for a tuxedo tailcoat thing and cape and top hat. A very very long loose lock of blonde hair has escaped from the top hat, and waves dramatically in the breeze along with the glittery black and red cape.

In a GRANDIOSE MOVE, Tuxedo Kamen WINK WINK swoops down into the party and scoops Zoimoon up into her arms. She hiss-whispers to Mamoru, "COUCH, buster," then turns away huffily, carrying Zoimoon even if she's awfully short for a Tuxedo Mask.

Then, before the hat can fall completely off (does it have a cute bat applique on the side or is that the lighting?), Moon Mask leaps back up to the balcony railing, then bounces. Literally bounces off the railing in addition to bouncing from the party. (There might be hair braiding later! ...right?!)
Homura Akemi 2018-11-01 03:07:50 99577
    Dr. Homura blinks at Tuxedo Moon, looks down at her drink, and then over to Mamosite. "I know I'm a lightweight, but... that actually happened, right?"
Lacrima 2018-11-01 03:09:37 99578
Lacrima looks down at her drink and also back up. "I can't get drunk and I just saw that, so no it happened." she asides on the offhand to Homura.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-11-01 03:13:54 99579
Kazuo stands there, staring, as the glitter is stolen right out from next to him. It is entirely possible that some important system in his brain is stuck in a reboot loop.

... well, not necessarily all of it. "Pardon me," he says to Mamoru. "I want to go find out if that was Naru drawing a spotlight. And if so, which way she solved the power issues." Cue Sojiro making an attempt to make a break for the roof. Possibly to minimize the number of people witnessing him losing his feet from laughing.
Jadeite 2018-11-01 03:15:50 99580
"No, I really -" Sailor Tuxedo appears on the scene, offers a speech, and then steals away with the Zoimoon. He looks down at the glowing punch in his hand, and at the sober vampire, less sober Zoisoru, and winedrunk doctor, and then the escaping Kazujiro and turns his back to the group, probably whacking somebody with his tail. "Can one of you unzip this thing? I really, really deserve this drink."