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What: Look! A Distraction! Festival log part one. The overflow log can be found here and part two of the event can be found here.
When: Days 338-341 (Oct. 8-15)
Where: The castle courtyard.
Rating: PG-13. Anything higher than that should be taken to a private log, please!

[ All barriers are coming down for this five-day event: both the ones between the gods and their Travelers and between the city and its center. The castle courtyard is open to any and all for the next five days. NPC booths with games, snacks, and trinkets fill the space both along and around the entrance with plenty of room to spare for anything the Travelers might want to set up for themselves. Music and food fill the air at a constant, with firepits and decorative torches burning at night to light up the courtyard in an earthy glow and keep everyone warm. There will be plenty of food and entertainment, and the party will last throughout the night each night.

The theme of the festivities will change with every day:
Day 338 (Oct. 8/9)
It's time for a costume party! Travelers will be encouraged by the natives and gods alike to wear costumes both silly and serious! Anyone needing assistance simply need to say the word, and they will be descended upon by enthusiastic natives ready to help and desperate to put the tragedy of Thiazi's attack behind them.

Day 339 (Oct. 10/11)
Familiar scents will waft in the air with the theme of the second day: Home away from Home! The visiting god Honir has made a push to organize food and music straight from the Travelers' worlds, and it will all seem absolutely and utterly authentic. The natives will be cooking and playing music throughout the festival, and will be encouraging Travelers to to teach others about their own world/time's clothing and culture.

Day 340 (Oct. 12/13)
This day is going to follow something of a Samhain celebration. Merlin, with the permission and help from the gods, planted the seed of an oak tree in the centre of the courtyard. By this day, it will have grown as large as though it's been there for a hundred years. Travellers will be welcomed to tie ribbons or letters to the tree for their departed loved ones and friends, whether they've passed on or simply left the city, in remembrance and a final farewell.

However, being far too curious about to whom they're writing, Honir will be going through all of the ribbons and letters when no one's looking. Moved by their losses, he'll be bugging Mimir into helping him perform a spell that will bring a sort of comfort to everyone. Characters can receive up to a maximum of three photographs of themselves with whomever their ribbon is for, regardless of whether or not they ever took a picture with that person or even had the technology to do so. All of these photographs will be candid shots of happy memories that will be waiting for them on the Travelers' pillows.

(We aren't doing approvals for these so please, limit yourselves to only three photographs!)

Day 341 (Oct. 14/15)
This day will introduce a festival game with the gods! As you go around to the various booths and attractions throughout the festival, NPCs will be handing out small treats to anyone they see wearing the colors of their patron god - whether you wore the colour intentionally or not!

The gods themselves will also be hosting another game of sorts: each of Asgard's patrons and allies will have a riddle or trivia question for any Travelers that approach them. Answer these correctly and they will tie a token of their favor (a ribbon in their colour or crest) around your upper arm. These ribbons can be cashed in for prizes at any time during the rest of the festival! (More details can be found under Day 341 HERE.)
The log for the fifth day masquerade can be found here!

The event guide for various events throughout the festival can be found here. Please include your location and the IC day (ex. Day 338 - this can be found in the schedule) in your top-level comment or your subject line when starting a thread! If you want to request a certain god, feel free to ping them and we will do what we can. Otherwise, have fun, and as always - let us know if there's anything you need! ]

beforethewar: (bush7)

Everywhere and everywhen, totally OTA!

[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-10 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
Day 338 - Here and there

[It took a bit of cajoling, but yes, Eight has made an appearance, quiet though it is, at the costume party. He is even dressed up in an old British Navy uniform.

He really wants to keep out of sight of the Natives after what he did, but it's just not possible and he gives it up as ridiculous. In fact, they seem to be perfectly content with Eight's presence and quite happy to forget what happened and show him their wares. He's not quite sure they know just how touched he is that they don't recoil from him.]

Day 339 (Home Away from Home) - Courtyard

[Eight (and hopefully the other Doctors as well, damn it) is actually wearing something he hasn't worn in four lifetimes: traditional Time Lord robes, without the ridiculous collar, in the crimson and gold colors of the Prydonian chapter that his family was a part of.

Unfortunately, Time Lords don't have much in the way of culture. Nothing all that interesting in the way of music or cuisine, at least. They're so dull that their food was produced in food machines in the form of pills. Pills! It's no wonder he loves Earth so much. Time Lord society is all about keeping an eye on Time and pursuing intellectual endeavors. (Or political maneuvering and backstabbing.) Academics are all well and good, but they don't work very well for a party like this one.

But oh, look at all the food from other worlds! The Doctor is adventurous, so he's picking bits and pieces from all the different dishes. It's something of a feat of dexterity to pile up a bunch of food on a plate while trying to maneuver around voluminous robes.]

Day 340 (Samhain) - At the Tree

[The Doctor has never been religious, but the concept of Merlin's little ceremony struck a chord with him. It does seem to be a very cathartic thing at the very least to write a letter to those you've lost.

When Eight arrives at the tree, he starts with a handful of colorful ribbons, one for each native he killed when Thiazi took control of his mind. They, too, needed to be honored, and it felt like the final step in the cleansing of his soul. It won't bring them back, but then nothing will, and at least this made some sort of statement that they weren't just forgotten because they weren't Travelers.

Then he slides out three rolled up sheets of paper: one each for Lucie and Alex, his best friend and his great-grandson, who both died freeing Earth from a Dalek invasion, and one for Charley, the girl he loved, lost, found again in Asgard and lost again when she disappeared. He uses ribbons to tie them to the branches and turns away, swallowing a lump in his throat.]

Edited 2013-10-10 05:45 (UTC)

[personal profile] littlesurvivor 2013-10-10 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
Day 339

[And of course, being nine and usually full of questions anyway, Clementine is curious about Eight's clothes. She herself is wearing her clothes from home that weren't as ruined from being smeared with walker blood and insides, along with her precious cap.]

I've never seen you wear those before. Do all the Time Lords wear them back home?

[She asks as she comes to get herself some food after her own wandering around.]

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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-10 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
[Eight plucks at the robes a bit and makes a face.]

As a matter of fact, they do. They also wear a big, ridiculous collar, but I didn't feel like wearing that as well.

[personal profile] littlesurvivor 2013-10-10 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
A collar?

[Yeah. Clementine is not much a fan of them either. Especially when they go up too high and tight. So she can understand that sentiment.]

I don't really like them either. Is it really that big?
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-10 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
Oh yes, very big.

[He motions with his free hand to show just how far up and out the uncomfortable thing would go if he was wearing it.]

[personal profile] littlesurvivor 2013-10-10 08:38 am (UTC)(link)
That doesn't seem like it would be very comfy. Way too...poofy.

[Might not quite be the right word, but it's close enough that she figures he would understand.]

I like the red though. And gold. That's kind of pretty! My clothes back home weren't like that!

[But then. She's still a kid, so most of her clothes were fairly plain and simple with her parents aware she could get them dirty playing outside anyway.]

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[personal profile] sexyoldgirl 2013-10-10 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
[She, of course, notices those ridiculous robes. It's very hard not to when she hasn't seen them in centuries. The TARDIS moves to find out which Doctor is wearing them. Today is the day they very nearly match because she is wearing a certain blue dress that's not entirely reminiscent of Gallifrey but has certainly been called home by many beings before.]

[Including him.]

[The TARDIS saunters right up to his side and plucks a piece of - something interesting looking off of his plate and pops it into her mouth.]

It's good and you look absolutely ridiculous.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-10 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
And you look lovely, of course.

[He shrugs and looks down at himself.]

Well, when there isn't much music and no fine cuisine on Gallifrey, I decided the only thing I could do for the theme of the day was to wear this silly thing.

I can never figure out how my people could wear these things so often.
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[personal profile] sexyoldgirl 2013-10-10 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
[She laughs, reaching for the booth in front of him to help him pile more food onto his plate because the TARDIS will help him eat it.]

That is why I chose to go with the theme 'home away from home away from home". Much better than those stuffy things.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-10 08:06 am (UTC)(link)
As usual, my old girl, you are far more clever than I am.

[He grins and pops another bite into his mouth, nodding in appreciation.]
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[personal profile] sexyoldgirl 2013-10-10 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
Can't imagine why anyone would wear such a thing willingly. Often I wondered if it was one of the many reasons you ran away.

[It would be enough to make her escape Gallifrey.]

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[personal profile] badwolf 2013-10-10 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ At some point through his gandering, Little Red Riding Rose appears at his side, hood up but far enough on her crown to not obscure her face. She seems perfectly content to watch him worry and relax and attempt again at normalcy within the vicinity of the natives. Not that she blames him. ]

You look handsome.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-10 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
[He turns at the sound of her voice and finds himself struck dumb for a moment.]

Rose, hello!

[...yes, his voice does sound a bit strangled and squeaky, why do you ask?]

You look...beautiful.
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[personal profile] badwolf 2013-10-10 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ Men. She will never understand; she's not dressed to the nines or anything of the like. Hell, she's not even in a short dress. Not that she doesn't appreciate the flattery, by all means, keep it coming. ]

I thought the outfit was a bit dashing, yeah. Nine's runnin' around as a wolf, somewhere- fuzzy ears and everything.

[ Evidently, Little Red is very amused. ]
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-11 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
[He still thinks she looks beautiful, but then, she could be wearing a burlap sack and he'd still think it.

The corner of Eight's mouth twitches a little at her words.]

You managed to get him into a costume, then? And matching your own, too!
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[personal profile] badwolf 2013-10-11 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
Not sure how I did, but it definitely happened. [ Beaming. ] He's creepin' around like a wolf, too. Thinks he's so impressive.

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[personal profile] comeonthensexy 2013-10-12 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[ And here comes Eleven with the same robes. Except with the ridiculous collar. Joining Eight by some random booth. ]

Shied away, did you?
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-14 07:35 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to say that I'm just smarter.

At least I'm not the only one who had the idea to wear the robes. Now you can get laughed at with me.
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[personal profile] comeonthensexy 2013-10-15 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
That's the fun part of it.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-18 05:56 am (UTC)(link)

You know, while I don't mind being laughed at, I'd hardly call that "the fun part of it".
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[personal profile] comeonthensexy 2013-10-19 09:32 am (UTC)(link)
Why not?

[ What is with his other selves tho. ]

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[personal profile] proudofwhatiam 2013-10-16 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[Evy isn't sure it's her place to add any letters to the tree; she's been here only a few days and knows no one who left the city. But she's lost people in coming here, and before that, too. And in the end, the temptation is too great. She writes a short note to her parents, her brother, and her...well, whatever Rick is. Was going to be. She was brought to Asgard before she found out.

The act of writing the letters is nearly enough in itself, and she really didn't lose any of them here...and Jonathan and Rick are both still alive, anyway. So she hangs back, letters in her hands, watching a curly-haired man tie his own remembrances to a branch, trying to decide whether it might be better just to keep the notes for herself.]
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-18 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Eight is in his own little world in his head as he walks away, not noticing the woman watching him until he almost runs into her. He skids to a halt and blinks several times, pulling himself back to reality.]

Oh, I'm sorry. I was miles away.

[His eyes drift down to the letters in her hands, still un-delivered, and he tilts his head.]

Having second thoughts?
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[personal profile] proudofwhatiam 2013-10-24 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose I was, too, a bit. It's all right.

[At his question, she glances down at them, the names clearly visible. She shuffles them together, feeling a bit silly.]

A few. They're...not people I knew here. I'm not sure whether they really...belong.
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[personal profile] beforethewar 2013-10-24 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
They are people you miss. Of course they belong. Two of my letters were for people who...who I lost before coming here.

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