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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] dankmemes2017-01-21 10:17 am
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test drive meme #16

Welcome to Hadriel's test drive, and thank you again for your interest in the game! As always, our reserves page is here, and our applications page is here! Reserves open January 24th, and apps are open February 1st. Please remember that there is an app cap of 20 apps.

Two quick points here as well:
1. Any thread made in Hadriel's test drive will be accepted as the sole Action Log sample in the application.
2. All threads made in the test drive can be considered game canon, either through handwaving or through a shared mental experience while coming through the Door!

Test drives will be broken up into specific god mini-events, during which your characters can see how well they fare under the watchful eye of one of the gods. Choose wisely or just simply pick 'em all, and have fun!


[The Door brings in all that is chaotic and evil in the world. This may include you, may include the person next to you... and may include the monster behind you.

Watch out as you explore the streets of Hadriel, because you're not alone, and there's always something lurking in the shadows, waiting to impale you on its giant claws and crunch your bones between its mandibles. That's right, this time the Door is bringing you bugs from Starship Troopers, in all their giant and disgusting glory!

Bugs are, well, giant insects that come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the rank, and are way too tall or too heavy than they have any right to be. They can move quickly, most of them have the ability to fly, and their exo-skeletons means that it's difficult to really hurt them unless you've got some muscles on you. Or a really big boot, I guess.]


[Something's lurking in the dark. Something that really wants to ruin your day by any means necessary- that includes preying on your darkest fears, or just, you know, simply killing you. But that's not a problem, right? You're big and tough! Except, so is this creature out to get you. And it knows all of your weaknesses and insecurities too because, well... it is you.

Doubles of characters will be flooding the city and attempting to ruin the originals lives by whatever means necessary. This generally involves killing the original and then impersonating them, but it can also mean killing people you love or just bringing up your awkward teenage years to traumatize you in front of all your new cool friends.

What can you do to stop it? Well, you could kill them first, that certainly won't require a few trips to therapy later! There's always locking them away, or maybe trying to befriend them because hey, who's better at ruining your life than you?

This is a mini version of our Dead Ringers event this month!]


[Embrace tranquility! Or rather, get pulled, kicking and screaming into an event during which you magically have to find some chill, or else Tranquility will force chill upon you.

For this prompt, characters will find themselves in a state of sudden peace and calm, without much anger or meanness to go around. That guy you hate? Maybe you should give him a peace offering. The chick who stole your girlfriend? Maybe you should congratulate her! Everything is peaceful and everything is... sorta gray.

Don't get me wrong, it's nice to be able to relax, but we have an emotional spectrum for a reason. Pretty soon, the tranquility of this might turn into something a little creepy, even Stepfordish... but it's hard to really care when everything is so damn pleasant, right?]
survivorsguilt: (➽ another sunrise)

Ellie | The Last of Us

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-22 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
one; fear

[The first glimpse she gets of these hideous things allows Ellie just enough time to duck out of sight and hiss-]

What the f-

[She cuts herself off for fear of being heard, as one of the gigantic, butt ugly bugs idles closer. Ellie slowly slides her pistol out of her belt, and takes careful aim. ...But there's no way one shot is gonna take this thing down. Holy shit.

She stays hidden for the moment, eyes darting around for a better option.]

two; confusion

[There's a quiet click as she flicks open her switchblade. Otherwise, it's eerily quiet as Ellie stares down... well, Ellie. Her double seems bored. Impassive. Definitely not at all concerned by the appearance of a weapon.]

Go ahead. Just don't stab me up here, where it really matters. Maybe they'll still be able to cure the dying world with our corpse.

[The double taps it's head. Ellie's lip curls in disgust.]

What the fuck are you?

You, I guess?

[Confusion doesn't do it justice.]

three; tranquility

[A calm has settled over Ellie like a heavy blanket, and it's one she can't seem to shake for anything- but why would she want to, right? It makes a nice change to not be tense or worried about anything for once.

She's kicked back and finishing up one of her favourite Savage Starlight comics, but for once, the abrupt cliffhanger ending spurs no reaction whatsoever. Nada. Zip. Zilch.]

Huh. Guess I'm getting used to having no answers.
skelebro: (never let the smile slip)


[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-22 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[Creepy crawlies snaking their way into the Colosseum along with the slew of new arrivals - yep, this sure is a familiar and touching tale. He's got absolutely no time for it either; unlike some of the creatures that've gotten dragged in before, these things are significantly more hostile.

So, uh, heya, Ellie. Hope you don't mind that there's a skeleton who's just kinda popped into the space beside you in between blinks. He peers out from behind her hiding place to stare at the slimy, insectoid mass as it scuttles along. He hums a sound that might've been a dryly impressed whistle, if he had the lips to whistle.]

Yikes. Someone get the bugspray, am I right?
survivorsguilt: (➽ girl on fire)


[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-23 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
[It's a good thing she's seen some weird shit already, because otherwise the sight of a sentient skeleton chatting with her casually would likely inspire a yelp, loud enough to grab the attention of every bug in the general vicinity.]


[Ellie lowers the pistol she'd swung to point in his direction, and clutches at her heart over the fabric of her jacket.]

Little warning next time, dude?
skelebro: (kids these days amiright)


[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-23 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
[In hindsight, maybe not the best way to start things off. That's definitely a loud chitter from every bug close enough to hear that startled outburst, and they're drawing closer mighty quick.

She's got a gun. He'd ask what a kid like her is doing holding a gun, but just about every kid he knows has an unnerving penchant for toting around weapons. He don't bother with it. That ain't the priority just now.]

Yeah, okay. 'Cept I think we're about to have some company.
survivorsguilt: (➽ live and let die)


[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-23 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
[She peeks out to confirm it for herself, and quickly ducks down again, groaning to herself.]

Oh maaaaan, seriously?

[It's a good thing he decides now isn't a the best time to bring up the gun. She's a little touchy about the possibility of someone trying to take away her means of self defense.]

We might need to take out the one closest to us, but there's too many to fight them all. You got any ideas?
Edited 2017-01-23 04:43 (UTC)
skelebro: (itches are an abstract concept)

[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-23 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
I might know a shortcut outta here.

[Yeah, those bugs are not lookin' real friendly. Those shiny carapaces look mighty hard to crack, even for a human wielding a gun.]

Can't guarantee they won't follow.
survivorsguilt: (➽ jaws)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-23 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
Really? Okay then, change of plans.

[She stashes the gun, and picks up a stray rock and looks to Sans. They may have just met, and he may unsure about how successful they'll be, but a chance at escape with a stranger is better than nothing.]

I'm gonna distract 'em. And you gotta be ready to lead the way. That good with you?
skelebro: (wanna head to grillby's)

[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-23 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
[He looks at her, vaguely amused, before jerking a thumb over his shoulder. At the solid wall at their backs. Yep. He's 100% serious right here, despite the wide, shit-eating grin.]

'S right this way. No distraction necessary.

survivorsguilt: (➽ girl on fire)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-23 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Dead eyes. Just absolute dead eyes. Ellie's voice grows ever more strained, betraying the panic that's setting in.]

Are you honestly fucking with me right now? Look, I appreciate a joke as much as anyone, but a: this isn't funny, and b: we're about to be bug chow!

[Okay. This is it. She's finally going to die. This is how it all comes to an end.]
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skelebro: (put 'er here)

[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-23 08:30 am (UTC)(link)
[He'd say something like c'mon, just trust me, but somehow he doubts that's liable to go over very well. Ain't like human kids have much of a reason to trust him anyway, right?

Yeah. Nah. He offers a bony hand, winking an eyesocket down. See, he ain't just any old skeleton. He's a ~magic~ skeleton.]

Then we got nothing to lose, huh?
survivorsguilt: (➽ shaun of the dead)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-31 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
[She raises an eyebrow and can't help leaning back just a little at first, more of out of sheer perplexity than anything else.

Ellie doesn't have time to think about the conundrum that is a skeleton with eyesockets, though. Gotta make a decision fast- and it's not like she can get any more screwed, right?]

--Okay. Alright, fine, let's go!

[She reaches out and latches on, no idea whatsoever what to expect.]
Edited 2017-01-31 04:06 (UTC)
skelebro: (pretty rad dude)

[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-31 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
[And go they do. He takes a step, and when his foot comes down, they ain't there anymore. No real telling how or when or why it happened - there's no flash, no fanfare, no warping of the environment. In the space between blinks, they've simply blipped from one place to another.

Takes a second to assess, and...seems they've ended up near Tranquility's temple. Pretty chill place, heh heh.

He glances at the human and grins in a manner that just barely verges on the shit-eating variety.]

What'd I tell ya?
survivorsguilt: (➽ POW! right in the kisser)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-31 08:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Now granted, Ellie has seen what a lot of humans might consider to be some weird shit in her life. But this is well outside of the parameters of what passes for normal, even for her.

For a moment she just stares into the middle-ground, processing the fact that they are definitely not where they were not two seconds ago. A laugh of disbelief pushes it's way out of Ellie, and her hands fly up to her hair.]

Holy shit! I mean- wow!

[There's no sarcasm in the words, just genuine amazement and a bit of glee at such a clean get away.]

How did you do that?
skelebro: (stop me if you've heard this one)

[personal profile] skelebro 2017-01-31 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Took a shortcut.

[The looks on their faces is always priceless, and he can always play it off with a sink and a nudge and a shrug. Kid's got a foul mouth, but he ain't exactly one to judge where that's concerned, not with the nature of his own thoughts.]

'S like walking, 'cept you cut out the middle man.

['Cause who wants to walk all over the place? That sounds exhausting.]
save_theworld: (Unsure if Frisk-approved.)

three /waggles eyebrows and finger guns

[personal profile] save_theworld 2017-01-22 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[She might be used to not having the answers- and to be fair, Frisk is as well. It's harder to see when they're watching from a distance; barely getting much more than a vague understanding of the larger images, making up the plot in their own head.

Even then, when it gets to the last page, and she closes the book? They can't help but let out a small, disappointed 'aww...'

Hopefully she doesn't mind the company.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ savage starlight)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-23 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh! She has company. Ellie shifts to get a better look at them, grinning when she can see it's a kid.]

Bummer, right?

[She taps at the comic to emphasize her point. Children this age are an incredible rarity where Ellie comes from. She's hard pressed to recall seeing one since she left the orphanage. Strangely, thinking about that doesn't cause the usual twinge today.]

You wanna read the first one? I can lend it to you, but you have to take good care of it.
save_theworld: (❤ For all of the times)

[personal profile] save_theworld 2017-02-04 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oop. They almost duck right out of sight, pausing when her tone (and expression) remain warm and inviting. She taps the comic, and they nod, somewhat hesitantly, before her second question has them taking a step closer.]

Can I?

[They would take good care of it, but- mm. Asriel would really like it. And Chara- Chara might like the colors, or reading the story with him...]

...If I take really good care of it, um. Can my friends see?
alltozero: (* The greatest person.)

three /)///(\

[personal profile] alltozero 2017-01-23 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Asriel's ready. His arms are loaded with a drawing pad, a few loose sheets of construction paper he found lying around, safety scissors (harder to find than regular scissors, but in his household, it always feels worthwhile to go for blunter things), and all the crayons he could get his paws on.

He's in a great mood, the creative juices are Flowing, it's a great day to draw some "Hi, I'm new!" badges for people.

In fact... golly, here's someone he hasn't seen before! She might be someone who's been around for a while, since she seems pretty at ease hanging around with her picture book, but he might as well try, right? He juggles all the crap he's lugging around, freeing one arm enough to wave.]

Howdy! Are you new around here?
survivorsguilt: (➽ goooood morning vietnam)


[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-23 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
[It's not surprising she could pass for someone who's been here at least a little while; Ellie is more than used to making herself comfortable in unfamiliar places.

She sits up properly and offers Asriel a friendly wave in return, taking in all the stuff in his arms with a bemused expression.]

Sure am. You want some help with that?
alltozero: (* Was it fate?)

[personal profile] alltozero 2017-01-26 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Golly, I'd really appreciate that. Um, I hope I'm not interrupting your reading or anything? I can leave you to your picture book if you want, I just wanted to find a nice spot to draw. It's such a nice day out, after all, isn't it?

[The whole "weather is sort of meaningless when you're in a big cave" thing is lost on him. He's used to nice days looking like however the inside of a giant cave always looks, after all.]
survivorsguilt: (➽ the breakfast club)

[personal profile] survivorsguilt 2017-01-31 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
[She kind of snorts. 'Golly'? Holy shit. It's cute, though. Ellie pushes off the couch and sets her comic in her backpack- that thing never leaves her side.]

Sure, I guess. I'm not really sure what passes for a nice day here yet. But nah, you're not interrupting. I've read this thing a bazillion times.

[Time to attempt to help with unloading that precarious pile of stuff.]