timelymaid: art by <user name=sooheesprite site=tumblr.com> (+ whatcha dooooooin'?)
[ Aradia's pretty clearly somewhere busy - the breeding convention, day 2, as it happens! - when the image goes live. She'll just give the gear a bright smile before starting up. ]

Hey! I've got...three things? Yes, three things today! The first one is pretty obvious. [ But she'll spin the gear around to catch sight of the booth and eggs and her compatriots at the booth at that point in time. ] We've got a booth at the convention, and if you're not in Goldenrod, I've attached a list of what we have to offer! Just in case.

The second one is sort of related! I don't know how many of you know Sollux Captor - tallish, likes blue and red, he types with double I's and swaps twos for s's - but! As it happens he's also really, really good at coding! And because he's also really helpful when he wants to be, he's made a pretty nifty application, which you can download at the end of this transmission. To summarize it, it's a spreadsheet-type thing that allows you to enter your roster - or at least anyone you feel like entering - so anyone else with that application could view it. I admittedly just asked him to make it for me so I'd have an easier time keeping track of ours, but I mentioned it to a few people who seemed interested, so why not? There was a lot of collaboration for this convention, if booths are anything to go by, so I think some people might find it useful!

Entering your roster doesn't mean you have to agree to anything! But if by chance someone has a pokemon you'd like to do something with and you're far away from one another, the lovely Saber - she runs the Breeding Centre! - has agreed to let people use the BC as a staging area. And that's it on that count!

My third thing is rather a long way off - Francis and I were talking about parades, and how it would be neat if there were any, but since there's absolutely no way we'd pull it off in a short period of time, we were considering trying to do something for next Christmas? Oh, and in Kanto and Johto both. Basically we're at the stage of asking people what they think, and asking if anyone wants to be involved!

And I think that's - oh, no, wait! A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ren Jinguji - his birthday was on Valentine's! And everyone should be sure to say happy birthday to Sollux on the twenty-second! And that's really all I have, so I'll end this here.

[ Breeding applications + eggs. ]
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hi again everyone!
so ive learned a bit about valentines day
and in doing so ive found its celebrated differently in different places? :o
and also in some places like japan
theres a corresponding holiday called white day!

so anyway my question today is do you celebrate valentines
and if so how
just out of curiosity
with absolutely no ulterior motive whatsoever

also exactly how many human holidays are there because so far there have been rather a lot of them my goodness
its almost like theres a holiday for every month
and there are at least five ways to celebrate each one
i think i need a chart
timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (+ tell me more! hair back.)
whens your birthday?
im curious
and how do you normally celebrate it at your home?

where im originally from we dont use years or months or any of these things as a time term
a sweep isnt even equivalent to a year
and you have one wriggling day a sweep
although theres not much you do on them compared to human parties which i think are more fun
i cant even begin to figure out how you would equate a wriggling day to a yearly thing anyway
so i just did what jake suggested and picked something else for fun

speaking of!
ive got a list now and since i need to get it to several people this seems appropriate
sans terezi nepeta equius gamzee the birthday calendar is as follows:
february 14 eridan ampora february 22 sollux captor march 25 aradia megido
april 13 john egbert and jane crocker august 31 kanaya maryam
september 21 or 22 karkat vantas because whichever is the equinox!
and then december 1 is jake english and jade harley
december 3 is strider day
and december 4 is lalonde day

so that crosses off everyone i know from home but i do not have the days of everyone i know here
thus this very important question!
if you dont have one we can pick one because this is exciting!

[ as always, if you respond in something else, Aradia will match you. ]
timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (& jake. double pistols and a wink!)
[ That’s right, it’s time for another joint post! ...Ish. Aradia is clearly in the frame - she apparently has a pokemon filming with the gear, although which one isn’t immediately apparent - surrounded by a plethora of neatly sorted eggs. Jake is only semi-clearly in the frame, since he is apparently lying down surrounded by some eggs slightly off to the side. He is flanked by two Wigglytuff - one male, one female. The female is prodding him in the face while the male sort of just stares.

Aradia is apparently ignoring the fact that Jake fainted dead away for the time being, because there is Business to attend to and anyway he’ll be fine man. Just ignore him! Unless you, you know, can’t. ]

Hi! This is Aradia, again, and - [ ...Oh, wait, right. She veers away from introducing Jake, since he’s not exactly in a useful state right now. The Wigglytuff are now clearly debating something in the background, the female having given up her poking attempts for lost. ] - as it happens, Jake and I have rather a lot of eggs available right now! I’ll be attaching a text document for download at the end of this with the species spread and basic price points, but if you want something and can’t afford it, let us - sorry, let me know and we can absolutely work something out!

I’ve also sort of got some idea of the things they ought to be capable of, but this is our first batch, so...live and learn! Hopefully I’ll learn a lot from this. Oh, and if you’d like to place an order, just be sure to give your location, too! That’s always really -

[ Her brief explanation is interrupted by an incredibly loud slapping sound as in the background both Wigglytuff execute Wake-Up Slap on Jake.

Oh dear. ]
- Tourmaline, Kunzite! [ Aaaand Aradia’s going to check on this after giving a “kill” gesture to whatever happens to be behind the camera. HONESTLY, YOU TWO.

Attached is the aforementioned EGG LIST, which has 139 eggs available. There are still lots left, and as Aradia said - price is negotiable. Now she has to go find some ice for Jake. :| ]
timelymaid: art by <user name=hazya site=tumblr.com> (+ i am become death.)
[ Aradia's sitting at a table with a sizeable stack of books and her binder opened to red-inked notes that can't be read clearly on the screen. She's got the pokegear propped up against something, and she smiles absently, clearly ordering her thoughts. ]

Hello! This is Aradia. I've been doing some reading - well, I suppose it's rather a lot of reading? - about the legends of this place. Jade, thank you again for that book! I actually read a reference to it there, and then it took me a little while to locate other mentions of the topic - it's been nearly two weeks? - because I suppose I'm really in the wrong region for this, but -

Hm. I'm rambling. Anyway! Here's a story that some of you might find interesting.

A long time ago, there was a pokémon known as Regigigas. It seems to be part of a creation myth, like a few others - the task Regigigas completed was pulling the continents into place. When it had completed that task, it created three golems in its image: one from an icy mountain, one from rocks, and from one magma. Regice, Regirock, and Registeel. For a time they were worshiped by the people of the land, but this would not last. They were so powerful that the people grew afraid, and took action.

Using magic they sealed away the master of the golems, Regigigas. The three golems it had created were spirited away to a new land, for if they were to come together Regigigas could rise again, and the people of that land feared that would mean endless destruction. The golems were all sealed away, their locations lost or forgotten.

[ Aradia falls silent for a minute or two, making a note in her binder, before looking back up. ] I'll admit it isn't exactly overflowing with details, but I thought I'd share anyway. The legend itself is apparently native to a place called Hoenn. "We built this" - that was in the translations they released. I wonder what it refers to in specific? The placement of the continents? This world's civilization? I really want to go to Blackthorn sometime soon to see for myself! Oh, and the rest, if you weren't following the news, I guess: "Man ends, pokémon ends, everything ends. New worlds inherit new dreams." We've certainly got worlds aplenty represented here, anyway.

This place does have something of a knack for cryptic messages, though. "Our words shall remain here for the ages. Thus we shall erect a pokémon statue outside. They possess great insight and refuse the outside world. We humans must learn to walk in harmony with them. We depart for their sakes."

I wonder how many more of these little messages are hidden around the realm. I suppose we'll just have to find out! At least reading about this makes it easier to know what to keep an eye out for when we're exploring! Although reading about all of this also makes my "to see" list absurdly long, so maybe I ought to stop until I've caught up with that.
timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (- distressed.)
jake jane or someone else
would you please feed everyone and exercise them maybe
at least for today
i will pokesit for you in return later on
and also there is a resteraunt
thats not how you spell that
there is an eating place across from the inn
take that spelling
right an eating place
which will be expecting me for the evening shift
could someone please convey to them that i will not be in attendance
why can i spell attendance but not the other word
i would do these things myself but i do not think vertical is a direction that agrees with me currently
is vertical a direction
maybe its more an orientation
why can i spell everything but the eating place word
this is stupid nevermind about the vertical parts or the spelling parts just mind about the other parts
timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (& jake. double pistols and a wink!)
[ When the video comes on it’s pretty clear that Aradia is pointing it at something not her. Mostly because what is on the screen? Is Jake English, freaking out with two baby pokemon - a buneary and a wooper - in his lap while two eggs are clearly in the process of hatching before him. The baby pokemon are being fairly noisy and clearly want attention and possibly to be fed. There’s some quiet laughter from behind the gear, but Aradia’s not making fun of the situation. She’s just. Amused. And excited!! Baby pokemon are totally her thing, okay. ]

They keep hatching! What do I do?! I’m quickly running out of arms to hold them with over here!

[ There’s some more laughter, but Aradia props the gear up nearby so it still has a shot and comes around front to sit down by the eggs. ]

Well, we’re lucky I have two arms, too, right? And I’ve got some food mixed up, too. Don’t worry!! You’re doing great. Look how cute they are!

[ She sounds fairly at ease, and apparently chose a good time to sit down, because it looks like we’re getting a baby bulbasaur into the mix. Hey there, little one! Aradia’s just going to reach over for the bulbasaur, going to clean it off as she hums. Jake sighs as he fights the buneary off from trying to steal his glasses. Those are off-limits to ALL Pokemon. ]

You’re a lifesaver and I don’t know what I’d do without you, Aradia. I didn’t expect four of them to hatch all at once, though!

[ He suddenly gives her a mock suspicious look. ]

Are any of yours hatching today, too?

No, I’ve got a few more days before any hatch. The Pichu eggs should hatch...in three or four days? And that’s the soonest. [ So they’ll have even more baby pokemon in three or four days. Yeah. Speaking of, there is one last egg...] Oh, that’s the Swablu egg, right? [ She’s excited to see the Swablu. She’s never seen one in person before. ]

Ah, yes, that’s certainly--

[ Oh. That’s definitely not a blue Swablu. ]

... [ Jake kind of. Stares at it. Aradia is also sort of staring at it, a thoughtful little frown on her face. She picks up the pokemon, juggling bulbasaur over gently, and the Swablu seems to be healthy, despite the colour... ]

He seems to be fine - I’m not sure why he’s yellow. I’ve never seen much variation in the colours for species so far! [ At all, really. Baby Swablu sorry you’re being manhandled, but at least she’s being gentle about it. And, oh. Maybe she should break out the pokesnacks...with no free hands. Give her a second to settle you in her lap and reach back for the stuff she prepared. Weird colours or no, pokemon need to eat! ]

Ohmygosh I have a Tweety Bird!!

[ No, Jake didn’t hear a word of what Aradia said. He’s too preoccupied with the fact that he’s got what looks like a canary. ]

I thought it was a Swablu? But it’s a Tweety Bird pokebeast? [ People who never watched cartoons as children, even the Troll equivalents: Aradia Megido.

While Jake starts to correct her, the pokegear falls off of the table it was on, cutting off. Whoops.

Red is Aradia, green is Jake! Replies will come from either Aradia or Jake, but probably both; thread-jacking will happen and is fine. Any friends in Violet can alternately hit up Jake's room in person if they know where it is and want in on all this baby pokemon action. ]
timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (~ fairy wings.)
[ Someone's certainly happy today. Aradia has absolutely no clue what's going on, but she knows when it's going on to exact degrees and she's a god tier troll again. Life is good! Although she's also apparently doing spontaneous teleportation, at least going places is a lot easier! She has all the time in the world.

May as well ask about whatever is happening, even if it's mostly happy. ]

This isn't normal, right? I've been to several different places without staying for very long, and I stopped taking my map out about five stops ago. I don't think I can check them off as places I've been if I only stay for a handful of minutes at a time, right?

Oh, but I'm a fairy again! Well, a troll. [ If that was not incredibly obvious from the video. Gray skin with a reddish tint when she flushes, curling horns, and yellow whites of the eye... ] I missed flying!

Is everyone else doing okay?

[ Alternately, catch Aradia as she's ported through to different places, although you might have to make do with a quick chat. Hopefully she doesn't catch you in an awkward position. She'll eventually end up at Violet City, where she'll be for most of the event. Happy lazy coincidences! She'll be flitting around town and poking at anything interesting and talking to whoever. Indy the Gastly is going to be out and flying with her for the duration of the event, because she pretty much never puts him in his pokeball. ]

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