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I find it somewhat disturbing how quickly things have returned to business-as-usual. It just shows how we've become used to random acts of violence from our Keepers.

...God I hate this place.

Date: 2009-01-29 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...Not completely back to normal. We have a few non-idlers.


Besides, not everyone has always been such to begin with. Some of us find reasonable ways to occupy our time...

Date: 2009-01-29 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...That wasn't exactly what I meant. I know some people here have been trying to make themselves useful. I just wondered if I was the only one who thinks this isn't over. I'm scared to go outside. ...I do it anyway, but still!

But... how do you spend your time, Mr. Stark? I don't actually know.

Date: 2009-02-05 03:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Scared? Nah. Worried? Not really. Anticipating more? Always. Prepared... usually. [sigh]

Projects. Mostly. Usually.

Date: 2009-02-06 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...Projects. Because that's not vague or anything.

Date: 2009-02-07 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[pause] Armor repairs, upgrades, enhanced programming, making various smaller appliances.

Date: 2009-02-08 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Busywork? Or do you expect to accomplish something?

Date: 2009-02-08 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...A bit of both.


There are some useful gadgets... that I have completed, or upgraded.

Date: 2009-02-09 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

...Well, "useful" could mean a lot of things, but I suppose you're too bright to go into detail on your PDA.

Date: 2009-02-12 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, that's reassuring, if not very satisfying to my curiosity. I hope our definitions of "useful" are the same.

Date: 2009-01-29 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Only those idiots who care nothing for their survival have returned to their usual affairs.

Date: 2009-01-29 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well I'm in agreement with you there. ...Excepting those for whom survival is the usual affair.

Date: 2009-01-29 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What is "business as usual" in a poodoo pit, exactly?

Date: 2009-01-29 03:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh. Depends on whose business it is. For some people it's birthdays and weddings and stupid pranks and a billion other worthless ways of frittering away time. For me, it's trying to get out of this "poodoo pit", as you called it.

Date: 2009-01-29 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[ beat of silence ]

People get married here?


Date: 2009-01-30 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You'd be surprised how many people seem perfectly content to stay here. I mean, okay, I've gathered life was crap for some people back where they came from, but you'd think they wouldn't want to live their lives in a prison.

Date: 2009-01-30 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Naturally. I've had my fill of kidnappings and prisons.

Date: 2009-02-02 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...This is the first time anyone's been able to catch me and hold me.

Date: 2009-02-02 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You can't really count the other times. I was a kid. This is starting to steam me. I'll start looking for spare parts tomorrow.

Not just me.. there's people here I promised I'd take home.

Date: 2009-01-30 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Okay. I'll cancel your invitation to the birthday party I just decided I'm going to have next month for myself.

Date: 2009-01-30 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...Well, I should've figured someone would get insulted.

Don't get me wrong, Otogi. I understand people need down time. I've indulged in the odd board game, round of drinks with good company, setting off fireworks, and holiday-recognition meal. And of course, I think your "getting people drunk" party after the Keepers showed up was a stellar idea.

I just get frustrated because... it seems like for so many of the people here, that's all they do. And I can't be like that.

So I won't be throwing myself a birthday party. ...Of course, I don't intend to be here that long.

Date: 2009-01-30 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not everyone here is the sort of person suited for a war. What is wrong about them living their lives the best that they can, when there is nothing else they can do to escape from here? It's what humans do, no matter where they are: they live.

Date: 2009-02-02 09:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hell, I'm not suited for war. That's why I want to leave.

...Look... Otogi... you're a very nice guy, and you've been helpful to me on more than one occasion. But I... I am not nice, and I'm not here to have a social life. I'm going to get out of this place if it kills me. ...And it probably will.

Date: 2009-01-29 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't get it either. Why are people acting like they just accept this madness?

Date: 2009-01-29 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There's something about this place that turns people into mindless sheep. It creeps me out. ...Or maybe that's why they were brought here. Because they're sheep.

...No matter what theory I consider, I can never figure out why they abducted me.

Date: 2009-01-30 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...Uh. ...Herd animal. Known for being stupid, and following each other around. Like... doing whatever all the other sheep are doing.

Date: 2009-01-31 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I see! Like a shaak!

Date: 2009-02-02 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...Sure, why not.

VOICE; Amused.

Date: 2009-02-02 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's not being very nice to the poor shaaks, Ahsoka.

Date: 2009-01-29 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know.

Hey, Ahsoka. Did you want to spar?

We need to keep our skills sharp.

Date: 2009-01-29 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Couldn't hurt, Mini Sky Guy. What form do you use, anyway?

Date: 2009-01-30 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There's nothing mini about me. All my Order has. Three forms.

Date: 2009-01-31 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Three? There's much more than just three. I use Shien, myself.

Date: 2009-01-31 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Most of them were lost in the purges, Ahsoka. I'm knowledgeable in Fast, Medium and Strong.

Date: 2009-01-31 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's not how we label the forms. Tell you what, though, I'll teach you Shien and what I know of Djem So and Ataru.

Date: 2009-01-31 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can do. I'm a fast learner.

Date: 2009-01-29 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're certainly not alone there. But people have a certain inertia, I'm afraid.

Date: 2009-01-29 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
In object in denial tends to stay in denial?

Date: 2009-01-29 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Something like that.

Date: 2009-01-29 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are not the only one who is disturbed by this m'lady. But not everyone is sitting idle ...

Date: 2009-01-29 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Glad I'm not the only one. ...Well, who are you, then? I don't think we've spoken before.

Date: 2009-01-29 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Jonathan Strange, magician-in-ordinary to the Duke of Wellington, at your service m'lady.

Date: 2009-01-30 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At my service, really~? ...Nice to, uh, make your acquaintance, Mr. Strange. What kind of magic do you do?


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