Oct. 12th, 2016 09:39 pm
[identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] small_things
Oh, good heavens, now what's going on?!

Date: 2016-10-12 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com

*knows from Gandalf's experience that disembodied voices are generally Not A Good Thing*

*but that ignoring or offending them is also fairly unwise*

Er...yes? May I...help you, at all?

Date: 2016-10-13 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
*not at all sure where to make eye contact*

...Right then. Hugh.

*finally remembers manners*

Bilbo Baggins. At your service.


They call this place The Epilogue, and I don't believe I've yet met anyone who came to be here of their own accord. By any chance was there a great swirling...cloud, sort of business, that appeared just before everything went all...well, here-shaped?

Date: 2016-10-13 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
No, all of us come from other places. I come from Bag End in the Shire. Which is a good deal greener and a good deal less fraught than this place.

But wherever did you live before, where there were no shapes to things? Everything's got a shape. I don't suppose...perhaps...perhaps you lived in a rainbow? *when you don't answer right away, which one assumes passes for disembodied confusion* ...Those bands of colour that appear in the clouds after a good rain?

*looks at own worn, bedraggled clothes*

Well, now you mention it, my poor old togs haven't rightly been themselves since I left home. A good splash of colour certainly wouldn't go amiss.

*holds out faded, crumpled cravat*

Date: 2016-10-13 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
*still very confused, but is glad you seem happy*

Well then. Glad that suits.

*admires cravat*

Oh, that's lovely! Perfectly beautiful. Yes, that's a vast improvement.

*starts to put cravat back on...but then remembers we're a long way from the last good bath, and hopes one's personal musk does not offend recently-embodied colours*

Er...normally this particular textile is worn round the neck. Or would you prefer to ride along in my waistcoat pocket?
Edited Date: 2016-10-13 05:16 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-14 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
*fixes cravat loosely so you can see*

There we are.

Well, as soon as we get the dragons loaded up (indicates [livejournal.com profile] smauglock and [livejournal.com profile] temeraire1805), we're off for Mount Axis. The Oracle there helped us find our friends (http://small-things.livejournal.com/7095.html), and after we each make a second sacrifice in return for her help (http://small-things.livejournal.com/6774.html?thread=164470#t164470), she'll show us all how to get home again. Who knows, she might even be able to help you get back to your rainbow.

I suppose it might help to know some of our company. Over there is [livejournal.com profile] capt_crieff, he's a captain and he flies something called air-o-plains. [livejournal.com profile] sybil_t_psychic is a wizard and can do magic. I see you've already met [livejournal.com profile] thepunygod...he's really a nice enough fellow, but it's best to stay on his good side.

[livejournal.com profile] ollie_omen is something called a synth. Apparently he can be pulled apart (http://small-things.livejournal.com/10264.html) and put back together again (http://small-things.livejournal.com/10847.html?thread=369247#t369247) and come up none the worse for it, which is an enviable state of affairs, if you ask me, especially on an adventure like this. [livejournal.com profile] just_vanessa just joined us recently and is looking for her partner Richard.

And over there on the bison skins are [livejournal.com profile] jwatson71 and [livejournal.com profile] archie_keyes. Doctor Watson's been the only thing keeping most of the prisoners in this place in one piece - oh, yes, we just did a tremendous prison break the day before yesterday (http://small-things.livejournal.com/11215.html) - but he ran afoul of the fellow running the jail (http://small-things.livejournal.com/10681.html?thread=351673#t351673) and almost had his goose cooked for his troubles (http://small-things.livejournal.com/10847.html?thread=374879#t374879).

And Archie...well, we're beginning to think he might have something to do with why we're all here (http://small-things.livejournal.com/10681.html). Though I don't suppose it was really his own idea.

So, there we are. If you feel like you're quite up for some adventure, you've certainly come to the right place.
Edited Date: 2016-10-14 12:59 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-14 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
That's the spirit!

*sees [livejournal.com profile] missmollyhooper approaching (http://small-things.livejournal.com/13667.html?thread=533091#t533091)*

Oh hello, I quite forgot about Molly! You'll like her, she's quite the krrruughhhkh -

*nearly strangles as you spot the giant goth spider woman (http://small-things.livejournal.com/13667.html?thread=532323#t532323)*

Date: 2016-10-13 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepunygod.livejournal.com
*mishears what's going on and is still blue from threatening (http://small-things.livejournal.com/13207.html?thread=529559#t529559) [livejournal.com profile] ollie_omen*

Yes, yes, I can turn blue. It's like you've never seen a Frost Giant before.

Ya bunch of racists.

Date: 2016-10-14 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
*gives you a plaintive 'yes, I know my cravat appears to be sassing you, but it's not really, and in any case it's not really my fault I'm just wearing him and this is not what I thought I would be doing when I woke up this morning' look*

Date: 2016-10-13 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com
What wonderfully precise echoes you do get out in these desert canyons...
Edited Date: 2016-10-13 03:55 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-13 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreamer-easy.livejournal.com


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