timelymaid: art by <user name=strovi site=tumblr.com> (+ loves her fedora.)
[ Aradia looks way too cheerful when the feed comes on, considering she appears to be outdoors and in the thick of the chaos, happily in the midst of the rampaging fossil-types. A few fossil types seem to be surrounding her protectively, though - two Kabutops and a Carracosta, with two Aerodactyl in the sky.

In light of the event, everyone except her Gengar partner - who can be seen in her shadow, his grin flickering - was changed over to backup, since it seemed more fair to allow the fossil-types to join her in her explorations.

The chaos apparently bothers her not at all. ]


Isn't this fantastic? [ ...like, not a little bit, she's far too excited for that. ] All of them back from the dead...!

It can be a bit confusing, at first. Coming back from the dead, I mean! No wonder they're upset. But more importantly - aren't they fascinating? And that there's that sort of power here, to bring fossils back to life...Of course, Brock did mention the machine he uses in Pewter, but this isn't that. It's the power from one person, right? It's just fantastic.

I haven't ever managed to see some of these in person before today...! Just notes on their fossils in my books, and that sort of thing. [ And she may or may not have been out since midnight last night, when it started. Because...fossils. ] There's so much to learn before it's done!

Oh, if anyone learns anything interesting or sees anything interesting, please do tell me!! I can only watch so much of it at once. [ There's a great deal of noise off to the side, as one of the Kabutops unleashes a water attack on some approaching Kabutos. Aradia looks off to see what happened, and though she looks intrigued, she's still not concerned or upset. Just...really happy. ]

Well, I'd better go. We're helping out, for now, since it means I can explore a bit more and see how the fossil types are reacting...

Ooooh, what's that?

[ And she's out. HAPPILY. Those in Celadon can find her poking around and trying to study the rampaging hordes - or occasionally lending an assist to stopping them, although her pokentourage is more into that then she is. ]
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=alliebirdseed site=tumblr.com> (+ forms. a thousand deaths.)
[ Aradia's flipped back into "normal" mode, i.e. being a troll - mostly. She's flickering between each version of herself without any real rhyme or reason, although she normally won't flip in a conversation. Therefore people may come across a) Aradia the fairy time-skipping troll, b) Aradia the ghost, c) Aradia the frog spirit, or d) Aradia the robot. She is also sometimes e) still Routeanized human. Depending on which she is at any given time she may or may not have different speaking quirks and personalities - or a lack thereof.

It's sort of a headache, but she's used to juggling things like this anyway. Feel free to catch any of them at any time in any place because why not.

When she turns on video, she's a fairy time-skipping troll as per usual. ]


This again? I wonder how much we'll remember, and how much we'll forget. Either way, this is what I meant by "troll", to those of you who asked. [ A smile, wide and open. ] If you remember, now you'll know!

This really is my favorite form. I've been...hiccuping? I don't know what you'd call it, but this is the best one!
timelymaid: art by <user name=sooheesprite site=tumblr.com> (+ whatcha dooooooin'?)
Hey! I'm not sure if everyone watches the EV News - I do, and they have the catchiest little intro jingle, don't you think? [ Pausing to hum that. You're welcome. ]

Anyway! Is anyone planning to go to this prom thing? And has anyone else managed to procquire a silver ticket? I have to say that seeing all those pokeballs drop from the sky was sort of fun! I actually can't take credit for catching my silver ticket, though - Panini caught it. I think he was sort of having a field day with things to catch from the sky, actually. I'll have to keep that in mind for the future.

I've never been to a dance before. So I entirely plan to go! Besides, it sounds like it's happening in a new place, which is exciting. Have any of you been to dances before, though? I wouldn't mind hearing about them if you have!
timelymaid: art by <user name=merrigo site=tumblr.com> (+ alive. happy.)
Hi, everyone! So, tomorrow is a really important day! It's the twenty-second, which Sollux picked out at his human birthday, because of course he'd pick the twenty-second day of the second month. [ That's said with no small amount of amusement, really. ]

So, if you're a friend of his and happen to be in the Goldenrod area tomorrow, you are cordially invited to a little dinner party! Just let me know if you're interested and I'll be sure to send you the time and location details. There will be cake and excellent company, so I assure you it'll be a good time. And if you're not in the area be sure to tell him happy birthday!

Thank you!

[ And here's the link for those who need it! ]
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. ]
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> (& 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.)
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[ 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?

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[ 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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