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Test Drive

TEST DRIVE MEME

If you'd like to apply to Snowblind and would like to test the waters first or get a sample set up for your application, this meme is for you! We've even provided some prompts for you to use if you want (but feel free to make up your own). Here's how it works.
✭ Reply to this entry with a character you're considering apping into the game. You can include the name of your character and the fandom in your subject line.
✭ Comment around to others on the meme, whether you're in the game already or not.
✭ Now you have a sample ready for your application!
✭ So go reserve and apply when reservations and applications are open.
✭ Seriously, do it.


Network Prompts
ONE: A LONG WALK HOME
You wake up at 6AM when lockdown ends, cold and tired, like you've been walking miles in the snow. But that's normal, isn't it? What isn't normal is your surroundings. You're in a new building, maybe one you've never seen before, or one you know is far, far away from where you were the night before when you fell asleep. If you were traveling with someone, you notice, also, that you are alone. There's no telling where your traveling companion could be.

When you check the network, you notice that @ADMIN has left a message.

Surveillance encountered an error shortly after 8PM last night and was out of order until shortly after 6AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Whether or not you're confused or concerned about the message, maybe a post to the network will help you re-orient yourself.

TWO: GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE...
Seems you've found a rather valuable commodity. Something like alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes, or perhaps even something medical. Whatever you've found, you have no real interest in it, yourself. But you know that there's a market for it, and you see the opportunity to turn this into a win-win situation. You're not physically around anyone that you know of, so you propose a network-wide trade. And whoever makes the sweetest deal can be the proud owner of their craved luxury.


Action Prompts
THREE: A SYMPHONY OF SOUND
You and your traveling companion thought that the house you decided to stop in for the night seemed normal enough. But lockdown hits, as it does every night, and things start to get strange. Soft sounds of crying; children crying, parents crying, screaming for their own safety. Maybe it's just the sound of the wind rushing so hard through the rubble you fear the ceiling will collapse. Maybe it's your own voice whispering to you to do awful things. Whatever the noise is, it's too much for you to fall asleep, coming to eerie crescendos and ebbing in volume at entirely irregular intervals. Looks like you and whoever you're with are in for a long night.

FOUR: IN DUE TIME
After a grueling day of travel, you and your companion finally come across safe shelter. And it seems to be a nice house, too, with a working fireplace and everything. The only strange part is that you aren't alone--but the other people in the house don't seem to be aware of you. In fact, they don't seem to be aware of anything; they're frozen in time, unmoving, unblinking, not even breathing. They can be touched, but they can't be moved. No matter how hard you try, they're rooted to the spot. They seem to be like you, weighed down with heavy winter wear and backpacks, not like the nondescript shadowy people that wander the town.

Oh well. They're probably harmless, and it isn't like you have time to find a different place to stay.

devoutish: (Beeswax‚ Not Yours‚ Inc.)

four; if this is okay!

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Alfie is decidedly not her traveling companion, but he's been rummaging around in the back rooms of the building, and when he hears someone talking he comes out to investigate.

He gives her a look up and down, then shakes his head.]


You're wasting your time on them.
mercybutton: ((● ¬ ● ))

it's perfectly fine!

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-29 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
Huh?

[They turn around in the direction of his voice. Their grip on the broom handle they had been using as a makeshift seeing cane tightens. Frisk doesn't want to fight. but just in case.

Even though Alfie is directly in their would-be field of vision, they ask:]
Who's there?
Edited 2016-04-29 02:56 (UTC)
devoutish: (Beeswax‚ Not Yours‚ Inc.)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
[He waves a hand back and forth in the air, though he's already starting to suspect blindness. It isn't that dark in the room; they should be able to see him, otherwise.]

There's a bunch of figures, and then there's me.

They're not really there. Ghosts, or something - yeah.
Edited 2016-04-29 03:02 (UTC)
mercybutton: ((● ¬ ● ))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-29 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
[No reaction.]

Ghosts? They seem pretty solid to me.

[pat pat the strange statuesque man.]
devoutish: (I'm not superstitious)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
Call 'em what you want, then.

[He's about to move on back into one of the other rooms, but then he stops, turning back to them.]

You can't see?
mercybutton: ((´-`))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-29 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
No. I need this.

[Tapping the broom handle they have. If he's just going to wander off, they're going to try and explore the room by themself.]
devoutish: (our PTA meeting ended in bloodshed)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
For tapping in front of you, right?

[He reflexively mimes the motion, even though they can't see.]

Feeling around.
mercybutton: ((´-`))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-29 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that kind of thing. And I haven't used the tablet either. Um, I think it's a tablet.
Edited 2016-04-29 04:15 (UTC)
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[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
That's what they call it.

[He's not familiar with the modern use of the word, so the reference goes over his head.]

Where'd you find your stick, then? You bring it from home, like I did mine?

[He taps his cane on the ground, so they can hear the sound.]

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-29 04:25 am (UTC)(link)


Scavenged. Didn't have one when I first got here.
devoutish: (our PTA meeting ended in bloodshed)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
What'd you use at home?

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-29 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)


A tree branch.

[… yeah.]
devoutish: (Beeswax‚ Not Yours‚ Inc.)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-29 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Broom's better. Sturdier.

[He grunts, and taps his own cane thoughtfully on the ground again, trying to picture it as a tree branch.]

Made for holding.
mercybutton: ((*´・v・))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-30 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
Less splinters, too.
devoutish: (our PTA meeting ended in bloodshed)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-30 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Alfie hmms an agreement - and then, having exhausted that topic of conversation, abruptly changes the subject.]

You all on your own out here, really?
mercybutton: ((● ¬ ● ))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-04-30 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I've survived on mostly luck so far. I can't even use the tablet thing.
devoutish: (Beeswax‚ Not Yours‚ Inc.)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-04-30 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
Eh? Why not? Hasn't it got--

[He looks down at his own, fiddling.]

-- Vocal function, or something.
mercybutton: (( •᷅ 人 •᷅ ))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-05-01 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Has it? I didn't realize. That... 's gonna make things a lot easier.

Huh.

[Now this is awkward. They pull out their own tablet from their pack, sweater over their fingers because cold metal and glass is cold.]

How do I do it?
devoutish: (Beeswax‚ Not Yours‚ Inc.)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-05-01 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Little square at the top. It's not a proper button; it's all smooth glass.

[Clearly he isn't familiar with touchscreens, either.]

There.

[He reaches over and starts the network app for them, and then turns on for the Personal Assistant for good measure. He could walk them through it himself, but he's not really patient enough for that.]

Find someone. You won't survive on luck forever.
mercybutton: (( •᷅ 人 •᷅ ))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-05-01 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, I understand.

Uh, scuse me for a moment.

[Hey poke around the tablet options with the boice control commands. Video, text messaging, camera, notes… they at least get to the point of getting themselves a screen name ("Frisk") on the Norf network.]
devoutish: (our PTA meeting ended in bloodshed)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-05-01 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
[And Alfie goes off to root around for supplies a little more - mostly in other rooms, but ducking back into this one occasionally. He photographs the writing on the walls, his tablet making little clicking sounds with each picture taken.]
mercybutton: ((● ¬ ● ))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-05-01 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[There's not much to do on the tablet for now, so they put it away and start poking around the room.]

So that person I bumped into- how long do you think they've been here?
devoutish: (like booze ever killed anyone)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-05-01 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[He glances over at them briefly.]

Don't know. Impossible to say. They were here when I came, but I'd never been here before today.
Edited 2016-05-01 19:48 (UTC)
mercybutton: (( ´△`))

[personal profile] mercybutton 2016-05-02 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Have they... moved at all?

[Because at this point they've realized they haven't heard anything coming from the guy they bumped into. No cough, no adjusting his position, shuffle of clothes, even any semblance of breathing (although that last one is a bit of a stretch to lean on).]
devoutish: (Beeswax‚ Not Yours‚ Inc.)

[personal profile] devoutish 2016-05-02 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Nope.

[Alfie seems pretty unconcerned about this.]

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