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Recollé Mods ([personal profile] recollecters) wrote in [community profile] repeter2017-08-16 11:47 pm
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AUGUST TDM

TEST DRIVE
AUGUST TEST DRIVE
The city of Recollé.

...yeah. Yeah, it's just sort of a mess...

What will you do today?

I.
What the hell happened here? Perhaps you're new to the city, or perhaps you've finally started to notice just how bad the damage is to the beloved city of Recollé. The convention center is still crumbled in pieces and several local shops have boarded up windows and doors to prepare for reconstruction. Vendors on the street try to urge residents to purchase monster insurance for all of their home and vehicle needs. But the moment you step outside, you'll find yourself greeted by a member of the Recollé Restoration Committee as they thrust a hardhat into your hands and eagerly chatter about your new assignment.

Whether you find yourself in Tisse and assigned to haul pieces of stone around or you're placed over in Apprassage to pour cement, you'll find you aren't alone in these tasks. It's nice to meet your coworkers, isn't it?

II.
But really, what caused all of this? This is completely insane and while some of you may be willing to help rebuild the city, others might wish to solve the mystery. Poking around the various districts, NPCs will explain that monster attacks "sometimes just happen" which seems pretty strange in and of itself. Monsters shouldn't "just happen", should they? And where are these alleged monsters anyway?

Careful what you wish for, though. Exploring too much and straying off-task will lead to finding some things you may not want. These creatures will immediately hone in on new Retrospec users and begin to chase them, though they won't outright attack. While the smaller ones may be destroyed with a bit of effort, it might be wise to either cut your losses or find someone with a bit more experience to take on the larger creatures. Don't worry; there's bound to be someone to help.

III.
By now, you may have heard the rumors from some of your fellow Retrospec users that several members of the network have disappeared. You may even hear the rumors that those members are lost in "unreality" and that the city itself is a bit...unstable. But they're just rumors, right?

Everything seems fine as you go about your day (monsters notwithstanding.) However, any time you pass from one district to another suddenly a list of names scrolls past your line of vision . As the list comes to a halt and lands on one name, you may recognize it as a friend or a stranger. If you're lucky, you may get a holographic video connecting you to someone still in the city. If you're even luckier, you may find someone speaking up inside your head due to a telepathic connection. Go ahead and say hi. You just might get some answers from those who have been lost and those you haven't met yet.

IV.
As the night begins to set upon the city, a warm sleepy feeling rolls through. Whatever you're doing, it's hard to fight off the urge to curl up under a shaded tree and take a nap. After some time it's nearly impossible to ignore any longer and no matter where you are, you'll instantly fall asleep. Strangely, even

The place that you wake up, however, may look very familiar to you. You've seen this place before. In fact, you've lived through this very scene before. Maybe it's the little league game you scored your first home run, or maybe it's your high school prom. These are your memories played back to you, and glancing back you may find that again you aren't alone. Any Retrospec user has the ability to pass through these pockets of time and can stumble right into your memories. The memory pockets can appear no matter where a person is, and they'll be able to view and interact with the memories they see. Take a walk through your childhood neighborhood. Sit through the nightmare of your college entrance exams. These memories are yours as you've lived them. However, try not to change anything about the past. Memories can be quite tricky if meddled with too much.

BONUS.
While the makers of Retrospec are a bit scattered and busy at the moment, it seems as though they have failsafes to keep their systems up and running. The latest update push operates on its own and begins to download to your device. Your profile remains the same as always (your name and your photo), but it appears you won't have access to it until you apply one of the brand new filters to your picture. Seems easy, right?

Maybe you should have given this a second thought. As soon as the filter's applied to your photo, you might find that people are stopping and staring at you as you go about your day. They may or may not comment, but what's evident is that something's going on that you're unaware of. A quick glance in your phone's camera, a storefront window or a mirror will reveal all. That fun filter's now applied itself to your face with no hope of coming off for a while. Have fun!

Welcome to the [community profile] recolle test drive meme! All characters will be begin in-game AU'd as Recollé residents. You may use any of the above prompts for ideas or make up your own depicting your Recollé AU! Prompts do not have to be set in the districts listed above. You can review our list of locations for what's available. Please note that TDM threads can be used as samples, can be kept as game canon, and can also be used for bonus points for future item regains. Share a few minor details of your AU, tag around, and have fun!

For continuity's sake, for the first time we will be stating that the TDM is dated IC 8/17! This is all in one day. Potential applicants/characters on the TDM will revert back to NPC status on 8/18 and will not remember the events of the TDM until the mod-posted Retrospec post goes up 9/1.

Members of Group 2, since the TDM can be considered game-canon, prompts III and IV are open for you to tag around to new players while stuck in your locations outside of the city!

For Prompt III, members of Group 2 may telepathically connect to someone even if there's a video option, but their faces and surroundings will be obscured! Other members of the game + potential applicants may use video if they wish.

For Prompt IV, please remember these are memories from your AU and not your canon! Should characters deviate from these "memories" too much, they will find themselves thrown back to the beginning of the memory to start over!

And finally, the filters provided in the bonus are just examples and you can swap in any others you want.

Your August TDM directory is here, and your AU workshop is here! Our mod questions thread for this TDM is over here!
princelyprincess: (25)

Tori Himemiya | Ensemble Stars!

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-17 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I

[Somehow Tori has found himself enlisted to help with the cleanup. What these people might not have expected, however, is how lazy Tori actually is and how little work he's actually going to do.

You might find him staring hard at something that he doesn't want to do, pointedly not doing it. Or you might even catch his eye and find a small finger pointing at you eagerly.]


You! Come do this for me!

III

[Tori's no idiot (mostly) and he does notice the names flashing by before his eyes. But he doesn't pay it any mind until it lands on a name and a video pops up. And he immediately gets offended.]

What do you want?!

[Whether he recognizes the person or not, it's the same reaction. Sorry.]

Bonus

[There is absolutely no hesitation for Tori in choosing the kitty ears filter. They look cute on him and he's happy with it. And he doesn't pay it any mind until people start staring at him.

At which point he puts his hands on hips and glares at the nearest person.]


What are you looking at?? You got a problem??
adoringpast: (not sure what it means)

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[personal profile] adoringpast 2017-08-17 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[ what the fuck is this brat pointing at. sena flicks the finger that's pointed at him. ]

No.
princelyprincess: (18)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
[HOW DARE. Tori looks immediately offended and stomps a foot.]

What is your problem?? I just want you to help me!!
adoringpast: (snap snap)

[personal profile] adoringpast 2017-08-22 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
Is that how you're supposed to ask for help, you brat? We're just as busy with other crap, you know.
princelyprincess: (53)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
So what! You should be worried about helping me, first and foremost!

[Huff! Puff!]
adoringpast: (real good)

[personal profile] adoringpast 2017-08-22 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Why... If you need help, go get your parents or something.

[ who let a gremlin in here ]

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[personal profile] heavenlyfire 2017-08-17 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Karen catches sight of Tori glaring at his tasks with the strength of a thousand suns and approaches, immediately concerned. Surely, they haven't asked kids to help out with the heavy lifting? Who asked Tori and where can Karen find the person who asked and give him a stern what-for.

For now, she just adjusts her hard hat and crouches down a little to follow his gaze, then flicks it back to Tori. ]


I think it's admirable to try and help out with repairs, but I think it'd be best if you left this to the adults.
princelyprincess: (04)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
[....

Well! Tori will take it!! He looks at Karen and makes his eyes as wide as he can, jutting out his bottom lip.]


R-really? I can't find any adults to help...

[This is a lie. And Tori never intended to actually help. This is a trick. I'm so sorry, Karen.]
chuusai: (pic#11530714)

bonus

[personal profile] chuusai 2017-08-18 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ Mao's not even sure if he should say something. He picked the filter that gave him horns and glowing yellow eyes but that doesn't mean he didn't notice the cat one, which means he also sees the uncanny similarity between that filter and the accessories the kid yelling at him appears to be wearing. ]

No, but I think you might.
princelyprincess: (03)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
[Tori is looking more than a little weirded out right about now.]

W-what? What's that supposed to mean??

[He puffs out a cheek.]

Why are you looking at me? And what's wrong with your face?
chuusai: (pic#11530713)

[personal profile] chuusai 2017-08-22 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Mao feels kind of bad about how this kid is reacting but also wow, he can give out as good as he's getting and worse. Mao wasn't even mean! ]

Are you new here? Or is there an app on your phone you didn't put there?

[ He's never really had to explain Retrospec before but there's a first time for everything. ]
princelyprincess: (18)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-24 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Tori narrows his eyes.]

...yes? But you didn't answer my question!!

[Dude, he's working on it. Chill.]
chuusai: (pic#11530715)

[personal profile] chuusai 2017-08-24 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ Of course he's the kind of kid who says yes to an 'A or B' question, because nothing in Mao's life is easy. He's not going to ask again because the kid seems to be getting angrier, but he also sort of wants him to figure it out himself. ]

And did you have to pick something on your phone before you could use it?

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[personal profile] titanize 2017-08-18 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Eren was just about to hightail out of here with anger already boiling his blood when a finger is pointed right at his face. Immediately, his features scrunch into a foul, displeased frown, smacking the arm away from his face with a temper already shot up to the heavens. ]

—?! [ This young man has little patience for that, already bulldozing over him with an indomitable air and shoving him away from his path. It was already annoying for officials to do it, but some bright eyed brat? No. ] Do it yourself, dipshit!
princelyprincess: (05)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
[...! Tori puts up literally no fight.

And immediately bursts into the loudest tears he can manage.]


I!! C-C-CAAAN'T!!

[A lie. As are the tears. But they are loud and very childish.]
titanize: (pic#11636655)

[personal profile] titanize 2017-08-22 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[ oh my god

he literally doesn't have time for this. how old was this baby-face, even? He can't be that far off the teen chart, but . . . God is he getting secondhand embarrassment for possibly being in the same age group, being older aside.

Heaving a snit breath, Eren begins walking past, shoving his shoulder through him. He seriously doesn't have time for this, neither does a whiner deserve anymore of his time. ]
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[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-24 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Unfortunately for Eren, Tori is a stubborn little piece of garbage. After being shoved, he fakes pain in his arm and promptly runs back around to be in front of the other again.]

H-hey! What'd you do that for?!

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Bonus

[personal profile] strayknight 2017-08-19 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
[The small boy tilting his head back a forth at his phone was obviously on some kind of app...but it was just dependent on which app. Ritsu just sits with his chin in his hand until the other starts to glare at him.]

Me? No problem...just curious if you would notice what's happening.
princelyprincess: (15)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Tori pouts, crossing his arms.]

...what thing am I supposed to notice?? You watching me? I noticed that.
strayknight: (pic#11533763)

[personal profile] strayknight 2017-08-23 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Today was filled with testy people.]

Good job~! You figured me out.
princelyprincess: (18)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-24 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
[He stomps a foot.]

You don't make any sense!!

[Why is he so mad??]

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constellates: (★ psycho sexy super magic)

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[personal profile] constellates 2017-08-20 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
[OFFENDED - Anya immediately startles, sitting up at being addressed so harshly.]

Oh! Извините! I am sorry - I did not mean to bother you...

[this is sort of a big accident???]
princelyprincess: (15)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-22 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
[He narrows his eyes at her.]

Then why are you talking to me? You just showed up outta nowhere!
constellates: (★ loverholic robotronic)

[personal profile] constellates 2017-08-22 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah! Mm? Accident...?

[She winces - she didn't mean to trouble anyone, whoops. But she shakes her head, trying to explain with her limited vocabulary.]

I do not know... how to go? Прости... Sorry.
princelyprincess: (03)

[personal profile] princelyprincess 2017-08-24 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
[A pout forms on his lips.]

Well... I don't know either! So you should figure it out.

[Because that's Too Much Work for him.]

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