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Soulgemmed Mods ([personal profile] soulmods) wrote in [community profile] souljammed2016-06-30 10:59 pm
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July / August Test Drive

Test Drive Meme




Prompts

Arrival: So you've just arrived in Nyoi-Cho. Congratulations! You must be so excited about having your wish granted. Or maybe you're upset that the result wasn't quite what you expected? If that's the case, then that's too bad! There are no take backs and no redoes, so you're stuck with what you have! Maybe you should have been more careful about how you worded that wish...

Oh well. There's no use in dwelling on it. You're a magi now, and that means adjusting to a whole new lifestyle! Maybe one of the townspeople can help you out.

Only... they're acting a bit strangely, aren't they? They're all too happy to show you around, but there's something unsettling about the way they're behaving. Almost cheerfully dissonant. Any questions about the history of the town are met with blank stares and brief silence, before they plaster a smile onto their faces and change the subject. Any attempts to tell them about your duties as a magi or anything else that relates to the magical will get similar reactions.

Isn't there anyone normal here that you can talk to at all?

Home Improvement: The houses that the magi are given access to really are something, aren't they? There's almost no limit to what they can do! Why don't you create the house of your dreams, or maybe recreate and relive your favorite childhood scenes? Invite some spectators over to marvel!

A Corrupted Soul Gem: You neglected to take care of your soul gem, and now you don't feel quite yourself anymore. You feel like you're losing your sense of self - all you seem to be able to focus on is your old regrets and past failures. What's happening to you?

A Day in the Life: Everyday hero by day, magician by night! You've got a busy day ahead of you and no time to waste! Maybe it's school, or maybe it's work, maybe it's both! Being magical doesn't make you exempt from paying those shopping bills!

May Day: Uh-oh. This magical girl stuff looked easier on TV. You're in some serious trouble! Or maybe you see someone else who is! It's time to pull up your socks and show them what you have. Be the hero you've always wanted to be, or give in and be that damsel in distress. There's no shame in needing a little help now and then.

A Successful Mission: Congratulations! You met up with your first Nightmare, and you fought valiantly. You even mastered that tricky power of yours! As if in response to your masterful victory, you feel as though you've unlocked a new power. What sort of power did you get? Is it a useful one, or is it not so useful? Maybe you've mastered it beautifully, and now you're showing off to all of your friends. Maybe you're having a hard time keeping it under wraps, and now you're wreaking havoc across the town without meaning to!

A Dreadful Nightmare: You had an absolutely horrid day. As you drift off to sleep, your mind dwells on all the injustices you've had to endure. In response, your bed swallows you up, and your room shifts into a horrific Nightmarescape. What sort of Nightmare are you? What kind of Nightmarescape do you create? Hopefully your fellow magi can stop you before you cause too much damage!

Wildcard: Feel free to use any information from the FAQ or the World Info page to make your own prompt!
maybefox: (Default)

The Medicine Seller | Mononoke

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-01 01:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[A Successful Mission]

It wasn't as if he was a stranger to battle to begin with. He did have an issue or two with the magical outfit. ... Namely the stockings. Too close fitting. In any case, he'd learned something useful.

Light bombs. How handy, now he wouldn't have to waste precious gun powder anymore. Yes, it did come with a visual downside. One he was apparently just ignoring the hell out of.

Nine flowing, bushy fox tails busily getting in the way of everything. He really doesn't give a shit if they knock drinks over or smack someone upside the head. He's got better things to do than be bothered by that.

Watch your step.
cyclicalconcept: (♐ awesome gherighruie FALLING!!)

[personal profile] cyclicalconcept 2016-07-01 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, that was a good ba--ffuiefihioguuheriGBEFI!!

[Well now she's buried in fox fur. Aaaaaaah-]
gathersnomoss: ({h happy)

Zelgadis Graywords | Slayers

[personal profile] gathersnomoss 2016-07-01 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
A Day in the Life
It is a beautiful day. Zelgadis has time off and he is going to be Aggressively Normal. In the morning, he's going for a walk along the beach. In the afternoon, shopping and running errands. He seems remarkably enthusiastic about things like feeding the birds in the park or wading in the ocean.

Look, he spent years looking for a way to have a human body again, and the novelty of it hasn't worn off. This might be a strange world and he's stuck fighting evil by moonlight, but at least he can contemplate going for a swim without massive amounts of flotation devices.

Come say hello.

May Day
"Damn it..." Of course, the problem with such a wish, is that Zelgadis has spent years being both a sorcerer and being made of stone, so fighting anything means re-learning instincts. Like that he can't shoot fire from his hands and has to rely on mundane weaponry. And that while having one's soul disconnected from one's body has some effects, your skin still can't turn blades. So, Zelgadis is making a strategic retreat, holding his arm, while a Nightmare made of knives is chasing him down.
maybefox: (I'm so very sorry)

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-01 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah. Do be careful. They have a mind of their own.

[wow he could not sound less concerned, the prick.]

I am sure it will fade with time.
maybefox: (:|)

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-01 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
And while one of them had wished to be normal here... One of them had actually just been trying to maybe kill the hell out of a cute magic asshole. It is still a work in progress.

In the meantime, he's haunting the beach, far too overdressed for it and with zero intention of going near the ocean. And vaguely cranky. He is however, unwaveringly staring at Zelgadis. No one ever told him that wasn't polite apparently.
upadly_aniol: (so that's a Mouri)

A day in the life

[personal profile] upadly_aniol 2016-07-01 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
It's strange to see someone lazing around like this. Shouldn't this stranger be fighting witches and nightmares?

Mitsunari himself spends his days searching for Witches and Nightmares to fight, the more the better. How else can he show the endless gratitude he has for the fact that his Wish has been so perfectly fulfilled?

And so, he just passes Zelgadis by, giving him a glance full of contempt and mutters, "I can see that your wish wasn't worth much, you wasteful fool."

And then he plans to just be on his way, to find the next Witch, Nightmare, anything. After all, the wording of his Wish was such that the Wish is fulfilled - that his Lord is alive - only as long as Mitsunari feels that he, Mitsunari, is continuing to pay the price for it. Which might have been a slight mistake. But Mitsunari Ishida doesn't think it's a mistake. And so, everyday, he's paying. He truly doesn't mind, as he loves fighting in the name of his Lord.
Edited 2016-07-01 20:03 (UTC)
gathersnomoss: ({h neutral)

[personal profile] gathersnomoss 2016-07-01 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Zelgadis was used to getting stares. Now, of course, he didn't have an obvious reason why. Okay, maybe he was being a bit silly, but he's seen people do some damn silly things.

"What?"
gathersnomoss: ({h confident)

Re: A day in the life

[personal profile] gathersnomoss 2016-07-01 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"My wish is worth enough that I'm going to enjoy every day of having it," Zelgadis said. "If I don't use this chance, there was no point in making it at all."

Yes, there was still the matter of making a living, and paying for the wish. But Zelgadis thought he had it under control. He'd set a budget and everything. And he knew eventually all of this would seem routine, but now it felt like he was free and walking on air and he was going to savor this, even if the Rules Police over here wasn't.
maybefox: (I like what you did with the screens)

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-01 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
No, there wouldn't seem to be any reason why he was staring. In fact, when it is noted... He does the exact thing a professional douchebag would do and sllloooowly looks somewhere else. Not even hiding the fact he'd been impolite.

"My apologies. My mind was wandering."
gathersnomoss: ({h neutral)

[personal profile] gathersnomoss 2016-07-01 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Right. Well, it's a good day for it." See Zelgadis awkwardly try to make small talk, a habit he's not had much use for.
maybefox: (Why yes I am mocking you)

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-01 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
And the worst person to practice with too.

"Mm? For staring or for daydreaming, sir? I would imagine the latter is better for more drab days."
cyclicalconcept: (♐ awesome gherighruie FALLING!!)

[personal profile] cyclicalconcept 2016-07-02 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Pff--pffpfffppppppp--

[Please stop whacking her, apparently semi-sentient tails.]

E-excufffppppppffff-!!
maybefox: (... wat)

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-02 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
[The main reason she finally manages to escape... Is that he's quite done with her trying to get a word in edgewise. The tails settle around him, the man not even attempting to look sorry]

My apologies.

You were trying to say something?
cyclicalconcept: (♐ awesome gherighruie FALLING!!)

[personal profile] cyclicalconcept 2016-07-02 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
U-um...yes. Excuse me, your tails...they keep hitting me...
maybefox: (Bored now)

[personal profile] maybefox 2016-07-02 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
So they were.

...

I suppose I'll have to learn to mange them better. Its such an odd thing. I barely notice them.
gathersnomoss: ({h happy)

[personal profile] gathersnomoss 2016-07-02 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Unless you want to be outside," Zelgadis said.
greenmadoka: (meduka is beauty)

hitomi shizuki | puella magi madoka magica

[personal profile] greenmadoka 2016-07-02 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
[wildcard: become meguka]

["Is it piano lessons or Japanese classical dance today?"

"Tea ceremony lessons, actually."

Hitomi's friendships had always been strained. This wasn't to say that she was a bad friend, nor were her friends any less than wonderful. No, it was something a little out of either of their control. Being held to a high academic standard didn't leave much room for friendship to blossom. Even so she found two best friends who had stuck by her since childhood. How could she complain?

There really wasn't room to complain but she couldn't help but envy them. There was never a free moment in her day as there were in the lives of her friends. In fact they had stopped asking her to spend time with them after school. Why bother? She would just say she had calligraphy lessons after class anyway. Hitomi would never hold that against them.

And yet she couldn't help but wonder-- what was she missing out on?

Of all the possible answers to that question, this isn't what she expected. How could she have expected any of this? That in her absence her closest friends had become frilled vigilantes? It just wasn't logical.

And yet when she discovered the truth, she longed for it. If she could just become a magical girl, she would finally have that common ground that Madoka and Sayaka had. Their own secret that bonded them, without her, she could finally be in on. Perhaps then they could become as close as they once were.

Hitomi didn't want to be left behind. She didn't want her only friends to move on without her, growing closer day by day while she was left to her tea ceremony lessons. She couldn't stand for it.

So she made a contract. The thought of regretting it didn't even grace her mind-- a life of regret was long behind her now.

You may find her observing her new form, admiring herself quietly. Her new weapon is a bit large for her and even she finds herself surprised by it. It's even more of a surprise to find how easily she can wield such a hefty beast of an ax. Such a thing isn't exactly becoming of a small, fragile-looking girl like her, as Hitomi clearly notes herself. She rests her hand against her face delicately, taking it in.]


Oh my... So this is what it is to be a magical girl?

[You don't know the half of it yet, honey. Who wants to fill her in that being a magical girl isn't all pretty dresses?]

[a successful mission]

[Hitomi couldn't have prepared herself for what battle would feel like. She'd never been in a fight before and, to be frank, had never even imagined herself in one. Even the most physically taxing of her lessons didn't train her muscles to be used in this way, either. This experience was an entirely fresh one.

And yet, thanks to those who had joined her in combat, she made it through. In spite of how taxing it was... Hitomi could only describe this feeling in her chest as joy. Nothing in recent memory made her feel as good as she did right now, fighting in the company of the magi she'd grown to call friends.

She smiled, panting and turning to the member of her team nearest her.]


Thank you for fighting beside me! That was ... amazing!

[Maybe a few weeks ago Hitomi would have held back such a forthright display of emotion. But something in her had changed. A lot of things had. And, in all honesty, she loved it.]
upadly_aniol: (Default)

[personal profile] upadly_aniol 2016-07-02 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Ah. So you made some small wish for yourself, is that it? Tch, then I won't waste my time talking to you."

Wishing for oneself sounded like a sort of thing that that man would do, and so, Mitsunari wanted no part of it. To even talk to somebody of the similar personality filled him with an utter disgust.

Tch. The stranger over there wished for himself, and so, when some witch killed him, he would die only for himself, for nobody else. How pathetic. In other words, his whole life would be worth nothing, would achieve nothing.

Mitsunari was different, and he took pride in that.
crosslaced: (Default)

Laurent | the Captive Prince trilogy

[personal profile] crosslaced 2016-07-02 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
Home Improvement
[A new Magi house has appeared in the streets. You might not have noticed that before, but houses have come under fire since recent events made people realize that not checking on your neighbours could be a bad idea. The fact that there's no new face accompanying the appearance of this house just makes it doubly suspicious- what gives? Who's in there? 

The house's new owner eludes the notice of most of the local magi for at least a week. Before finally, on a fine afternoon with clear skies overhead, the door opens. 

You might notice the young man who steps out first- he's certainly eye-catching with his blonde hair and handsome face. There's a distinctly medieval flair to his outfit, long sleeves and tight laces, and boots that suggest he's about to take a daytrip to a forest somewhere. Or you might notice, through the door, like, the horse.

This guy has a horse in his house.

It's a very pretty bay-colored horse. But more importantly, the man is trying to lead it out, which is as you know (or maybe you don't know) a bad idea in these parts, and things don't play out very well. The creature, as skittish as it is, is coaxed by exceeding gentleness into sticking its head and front hooves across the threshold- and as sunlight hits its fine head, the horse shudders.... and crumbles into powder right there on the doorstep.

Oh shit. 

Anyone who feels like meddling has about two seconds to catch the man standing there, dangerously rigid with a dangerous twitch in his jaw, before he turns back into the house and SLAMS the door with exceeding non-gentleness. Then you can catch him inside his house for the next few hours.]

May-day..... wait

[It's late. It's nightmare hour. It's a time dangerous for the town's hapless citizens to go wandering, but here is a blonde strolling along, herded by a small band of feline Familiars. 

One might recognize him as a magi, if they've seen him around and made the necessary deductions- but by the way he's nonchalantly letting the familiars lead him into a Nightmare, surely he must be inexperienced. That's stereotype civilian behavior, right there.

If you call out to him, he's going to ignore you and step right into that Nightmare. The familiars are having a field day. But then they start pushing him towards what's clearly a restraint, a tangle of vines uncoiling to receive a victim, and the blonde frowns.]


Is there any way to persuade you to lead me to your source, instead?

[He waves. Mid-wave a sword materializes into his hands, the rest of his Magi outfit fading in along with it, and by the end of the gesture he's cut all the familiars down.

A sigh. A mumble under his breath. Then he notices you, and his lips press into a thin line; there's no relief on his face, only intensely blue-eyed scrutiny.]


Wildcard

[In the daytime you might notice the new arrival at various parts of town, chatting up the locals in an accented Nyoi-Choean. If not for his blonde hair you might pass him over for a local himself. 

In the evenings, he's sneaking around fighting Nightmares and taking notes. You may also find him breaking into where the Magi have stored their info.]
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Mission Success

[personal profile] oniondaughter 2016-07-02 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
[If Hitomi still had any doubts that being a magical girl was more than wearing pretty dresses, she need only look at the armored figure that had just fought the nightmare at her side. It had been a hard-fought battle, to be certain, but fortunately Sieglinde was a far more experienced warrior than Hitomi.

She smiles beneath her oversized helmet back at Hitomi, her face unable to be seen but her voice carrying much of the same relief and happiness that Hitomi's did.
]

Ah, think nothing of it - I was only doing my duty as a knight and as a fellow magi. It's our responsibility to keep such things in check, after all.

[Her voice is softer and younger than one might expect to come from a suit of armor such as her's. Clearly the voice of a teenage girl, only a few years older than Hitomi at the most.]

Apologies for not introducing myself sooner, I was a bit preoccupied with the Nightmare. [She extends a gauntlet-clad hand to the younger girl in a gesture of welcome and friendship.] I'm Sieglinde of Catarina, it's good to meet you.
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A Successful Mission

[personal profile] lonesomebreaker 2016-07-02 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
Shizuki was pretty cool too. I guess~

[Murasakibara looks down at her. Literally, not disrespectfully, he's just over a foot taller. That was what had made most of his basketball matches at home so boring. Magical fights were a totally different animal - instead of worrying that trying too hard would injure his opponents, crushing the enemy was precisely the goal. Sometimes the smallest foes even turn out to be the most dangerous. He'd gotten a really big adrenaline rush swinging around a hammer and smashing things.

Speaking of his curiosity about the rules of their magical world. His eyebrows are raised as he slowly tilts the hammer over to tap the handle of Hitomi's axe.]


Seriously. How do you even hold that?

[Because Murasakibara knows how he holds his hammer: With hands that are larger than Hitomi's head.]
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successful mission!

[personal profile] upadly_aniol 2016-07-02 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
"It wasn't amazing at all, girl. It was the least I could do for Hideyoshi-sama. Never even try thinking I did it for you. And so, your gratitude is wasted."

At that, his sword disappears, and so does his armour. He gives her an irritated look. Just because they fought together, she thought he spared her a thought? That he was helping her - some immaterial stranger to him?? What arrogance, what hypocrisy! She was a fool. Her wish was probably as small as she was.
greenmadoka: (get back motherfucker you dont know me l)

[personal profile] greenmadoka 2016-07-02 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
[Even if it's phrased in a back-handed manner, she blushes a little at the compliment. Others have said she was cool before, though in this context it feels much different. It feels like she truly earned this praise in a way that is truly her own.

But Hitomi blinks, surprised, holding her battle axe almost self-conciously in front of herself.]


How do I..?

[She processes that question out loud before looking down at the weapon in her hands.]

To be honest I'm... not entirely sure. I didn't think I had the strength to handle something like this, but it doesn't feel like much at all.
greenmadoka: (GIRLS CANT LOVE GIRLS)

[personal profile] greenmadoka 2016-07-02 06:17 am (UTC)(link)
[Those doubts are certainly blown out of the water the moment the armored girl speaks, thank you for solidifying that. Hitomi's eyes widen and her hand unconsciously comes up to rest against her lips. Of any voice she could have anticipated coming from that, this was pretty much the last one. Oh how the tables have turned.

In any event she shakes those thoughts loose and extends her hand out to Sieglinde.]


No, I'm sorry! I'm Shizuki Hitomi, it's good to meet you as well.

[An uncomfortable pause.]

I'm... sorry I didn't expect you to be...

[A girl? A teen? person? The list goes on.]
lonesomebreaker: (Talk)

In my first draft I wrote frills instead of thrills

[personal profile] lonesomebreaker 2016-07-02 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Okay. [Murasakibara accepts this non-explanation with a nod. It's magic. Whether Hitomi is magically stronger or the weapon is magically lighter doesn't really matter; weapons aren't for sharing. Though on the other hand, it would be pretty inconvenient if he smashed an enemy and then she thought she could do the same thing...] Hrm.

Maybe some other time we should test out our weapons and see if they work the same. [Some other time, not "now that this is over, let's do this right away". A flat tone of his voice suggests that he's had enough thrills for one day.]