I have long conceded that this is simply a means of entertainment for many, and do not question such a motive. However, I am curious as to which...alternative variations of storytelling are to one's personal preference.
[ie: please don't read the 5-year-old bb bot any more porn plskthnxbai]
[Her eyes also didn't seem to quite look at the camera as she spoke.]
Typical. Showed up just long enough to suffer through summer, and then leaves before we get to have any more fun this winter.
[She knew Jack would appreciate her trying to make a joke out of things. No matter how much she really didn't feel like joking.]
Hopefully, we won't get a rush of new faces anytime soon, because it'll just be me running things around here again for a while. I might be magical, but even I'm not that good.
[Zelos will be honest -- he didn't really know what to think of the fanfiction at the Foreigner Festival when he first realised what it was, and he hasn't gone out of his way to find any more since. There's something about the idea of someone narrating his life that doesn't sit well with him.
But then. But then.
He gets his hands on these.
When the camera turns on, Keeliai gets treated to one of Zelos's smarmiest grins. He's holding a book -- or a paper document that does its best to pass for a book, anyway -- and he waves it at the screen.]
Hello there, all my beautiful hunnies! I have a special treat for everyone today. You know those stories people write about us? [He waves the papers some more.] I hit the jackpot! You'll never guess what I found.
[Some people can maybe guess.]
Hang on, I'm going to read out the best part. If anyone knows who 'Inaev Morenth' is, by the way, I'm happy to pay you to tell me. Okay, so here we go! This one's called The Hot Dust.
[And Zelos clears his throat, repositions the papers, and... proceeds to narrate what is unmistakeably, from the very first word, smut. Perhaps mercifully, people can turn off their consoles whenever they want.]
Something was brought to my attention recently. I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner, but it could be really important.
Is there anyone here who has them? Of things from home, or maybe of something you've realized you're allergic to here. Plants...food...metals...I'm curious to know.
[ Have one smiling ninja on your screens this morning. ]
Good morning, everyone! A few months ago, with the help of my friend Raine, I came up with something similar to an item back on my world: gels!
[ She then proceeds to describe gels, adding: ]
I know that some of the foods and herbs here are different, but I managed to get them pretty close to the apple and lemon flavors for physical healing, and the orange and pineapple flavors for restoring mana--or magic ability.
The sweeter-tasting ones heal the least amount, by the way, but are still good to have around.
And they do work! [ Just don't ask her how she knows. She hasn't even told her friends that. ] However, they don't completely heal, and they don't take care of poisoning or other effects like that; they're only a stop-gap until you can get the help needed.
I will be giving the KPD and the Healers' Guild a supply for emergencies.
[ You know, like when cultists attack?
She'll also be selling them at the Jasmine Dragon for snacks and for those who just want something for traveling. ] If you have any questions, feel free to ask!