timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (+ let's blow shit up.)
[ This entry takes place in the dark. The dark of a hotel room! ...In the day, so the blinds are drawn shut. Why? Because Aradia has received only the world's most fantastic shirt. It glows in the dark! Specifically, it is a Haunter shirt...and lit by the dim glow of the shirt and the light from the gear, Aradia can be seen. Why yes, she is also wearing Dad's fedora, a hat that only a few people would recognize, and her hair is actually not crazy - for which you can thank Kanaya, whose disappointment in this ensemble may be sensed through the screen. Aradia, this is not fashion. ...And no one but Kanaya can even see the fact she's probably wearing her omanyte toe socks, which don't help matters. And those are also from John, come to think of it.

Aradia is also wearing what is probably an unconsciously creepy grin. Whoops. That's what happens when you post from a dark room and have a tendency towards unsettling people sometimes?

After a moment of grinning in silence, she'll actually stop that and talk, though. ]


Hi!!! This is Aradia. [ In case you couldn't tell. ] And this is the best shirt ever! John sent it to me! He has one like it, too, and I said it was amazing and now I have my very own! Isn't that just fantastic? I had to turn out the lights to let you all get the proper effect!

[ ...But now that you've gotten it, she'll actually turn the lights back on. Aradia's sitting crosslegged on a hotel bed, presumably in Mahogany from the music, and in the light her grin is a bit less eerie. Sort of. ]

That's not the only reason I wanted to post, though! Actually, I have something I need help with. See, ghost and fossil pokemon are my absolute favorites! And while getting ghost pokemon just requires catching them, fossil types are...well, a little bit harder. I only have a few species: Kabuto's line, Aerodactyl, and Tirtouga's line. [ Though by reason of people leaving she has two of the first and three of the second. ] And this is not at all a complete collection! Which is sad, because I'd like to study fossil pokemon up close.

So if you have any and could either breed me one or trade me one? I will pay or trade you an egg you'd like! Very specifically I am also looking into getting two Archen! One of those is not for me, but is for Dave, whom also has a sad lack of fossil pokemon that has to be corrected!

I figured it was worth asking, at least! Oh, and before I forget, if you didn't tell me your birthday a few months ago when I asked and we're now friends, you should probably tell me about it now! I don't want to miss someone's birthday on accident. And I think that's pretty much everything? Though on the topic of birthdays, I know of three for this month! And just in case you don't? Equius picked the 9th, Francis Bonnefoy told me his birthday is the 14th, and Misaki's is on the 25th! Be sure to wish them well on those days, okay?
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
restorant
no
whatever
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. ]

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