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Evelyn O'Connell ([personal profile] nascensibility) wrote in [community profile] entrancelogs2016-05-13 08:09 pm

[ ACTION ] OTA: You'll Never Know How Many Dreams I Dreamed About You

Who: Everyone is welcome, children and adults alike.
Where: First floor, ballroom.
When: Friday the 13th, from 9:00 in the evening on.
Rating: E (for Everyone)
Summary: Semi-formal themed fête.






[Guided by brassy music down an expansive hall residents will enter the first floor ballroom: it has undergone many transformations in its time, and suffered the myriad slings and arrows of Wonderland's event-related torment, but tonight its purpose has shaped it into something glittering and streamlined, the décor as advertised not long before. While socialising does appear to be the primary function, the arrangement of amenities would suggest differently.

The gilded walls border on overly opulent and a dancefloor - ringed with refreshment tables, an open bar, and scattered seating - is pointedly centred, and the brass band for which a Vendor Ticket was exchanged explodes with forceful tunes from a handful of different eras, some of which might be recognisable to those of the twenty-first century.

The only uncertainty is how one might spend the evening.
]





rosswood: (poor brian)

refreshment table U OK THERE ALEX

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Alex is just doing another sweep of the area with his camera, and he -

nearly drops the camera.

Tall, and white-faced, and in a suit, looming over him

oh god oh god it's here it's here and no one even notices how can no one care that it's here and staring at them or maybe he's the only one who can see it is that it was he wrong the whole time why isn't there the digital scratch of static in his head why isn't there screaming how can he be here like this oh god]


Get out. Get out!

[His fingers are numb. Everything's numb. It occurs to him that he might be having an attack of some kind, but he doesn't care he just needs to run but his legs are practically bolted to the ground and he doesn't care if he's making a scene, he just stares at the thing in front of him and shouts, fingers fisting into his hair and pulling]

Get out of my head!
everyonecanbekind: (humans are ; so squishy)

UHHH QUESTION MARK QUESTION MARK QUESTION MARK??

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
[ Papyrus watches him with an extremely blank look on his face for a second, and then reaches out, not sure where to touch this strange, yell-y human. ]

BUT I AM NOT IN YOUR HEAD! [ he gives Alex a curious and worried look. ] ARE YOU ALRIGHT??

[ he's pulling his hair. Is that a normal human greeting? Papyrus laments that he doesn't have hair to pull in response. It makes him feel a little awkward. ]
rosswood: but my lust for blood is (ghosts aren't real)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
[M-man, his heart's really pounding, huh? His ears are really...really ringing...

Only they're not. There's no static on the screen. There's no voices in his head.

In fact, the thing in front of him isn't a thing at all. It's a skeleton. Big, tall, and loud.

He realizes that he's got one hand gripping a camera and another in his hair, and he quickly drops the latter and shoves it in his jacket pockets. He shouldn't have bothered with the stupid formal dress. It's all bullshit.]


S- um, I thought you were someone - someone else.

[His cheeks redden a little as he mumbles it. Rookie mistake. Shouldn't let emotions get the better of him like that.]
everyonecanbekind: (yes hello ; i require friendship)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
IT IS QUITE ALRIGHT, CAMERA HUMAN! [ he places a hand on his elegantly dressed hip, a smile appearing. ]

YOU LOOK VERY NICE! TELL ME, IS THIS THE STANDARD ATTIRE WORN IN THE TIMEFRAME THAT THE INVITATION IS SET? IT IS...STIFF. BUT I FEEL VERY COOL!!

[ he looks excited to be dressed so awesomely. Your freakout is all but forgotten. ]
rosswood: (there's razors in your apple)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
[Jesus. Yeah. Wow, really loud.

...hang on a second. He remembers Sans mentioning another skeleton before, someone named after a similar kind of lame-ass font. The web designer's worst nightmare.]


Uhh...y-yeah, I guess it is.

[He frowns, trying to remember the name Sans told him. It was a couple months ago, and all.]

So what's your name, anyway? Futura? Helvetica? [His nose wrinkles.] It's not Wingdings, is it?
everyonecanbekind: (the great ; papyrus!)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ he gives the human a passionate scoff. A hand touches his chest. ]

THE GREAT PAPYRUS!! IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT SUCH AN AMAZING NAME WOULD BE GIVEN TO ME!!

[ ...wingdings? He feels uncomfortable. Just a little. A quick shake off rids him of that little snag. tonight is about having fun. ]

DO YOU ALSO HAVE A NAME?
rosswood: (what'd you shoot this with a potato)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Alex.

[Nose wrinkling intensifies. Oh, yeah, Papyrus. He shouldn't've been able to forget a name like that. The Lanky Kong of fonts.]

...yeah. Papyrus. Should've figured - your brother said it was something like that.
everyonecanbekind: (hell yeah ; rock on)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
I SEE. YES, IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT SANS WOULD SPEAK OF MY GREATNESS! I AM, AFTERALL, VERY GREAT!

SO, CAMERA HUMAN!
[ his switch in topics only lasts a few seconds. sorry, Alex, your name is placed in the magic hat of names and forgotten about. ]

HAVE YOU BEEN DANCING, YET?
rosswood: (your editing lacks continuity)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
Uh...huh...

[He blinks a few times to make sure this is real.

Yep. It's real.

"Camera human". Is this doofus serious?

Wow. And to think Alex was kind of afraid of him at first.]


Uh, nope. I don't dance, really. More of a watcher than a do-er.

[That's a dirty lie. But he wiggles the camera in hand for emphasis.]
everyonecanbekind: (yes i am ; a very cool dude)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[ his gaze softens a bit, and he juts his hip out a little more. His most comfortable stance. A smile grows on his face. ]

THAT SOUNDS VERY MUCH LIKE SOMETHING MY LAZYBONES BROTHER WOULD SAY! DANCING IS VERY FUN! AND VERY EASY!

AND I YOU HAVE SOMEONE AS GREAT AS MYSELF TEACHING YOU, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MESS UP!


[ yep. brace yourself, Alex. Papyrus doesn't see gender profiling and he wants to dance with all his friends, tonight, new and old. The towering skeleton, though not impossibly heavy, is pretty good at getting his way. The power of friendship is a mysterious thing, indeed. ]
rosswood: (what'd you shoot this with a potato)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[His lazybones brother. Right, yeah. How do skeletons even have brothers? Are they grown in labs or something, or do they have skeleton mothers who -

You know what, he's just decided he doesn't care enough about that to pursue that line of thought. Instead he backs up, shaking his head rapidly.]


Uhh - no, no, really, it's - it's cool. I'm, uh, busy - I'm - filming everything. For posterity. See?

[He jiggles the camera in hand and quickly brings it up again.]
everyonecanbekind: (crosswords are ; for chumps!)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
BUT YOU ARE TOO FAR AWAY FROM THE DANCE FLOOR TO FILM THE DANCING!!

[ he's skeptical of you, Alex. But not in a bad way. ]

WE SHOULD GO INVESTIGATE!

FOR POSTERITY!
rosswood: (what'd you shoot this with a potato)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Investigate...the dance floor...?

[Is there any way he can get out of this with his dignity intact?








All right. So maybe that was a stupid question. He can't see this overenthusiastic skeleton leaving him alone anytime soon.]


Uh. I - okay, I guess?
everyonecanbekind: (the energy ; over 9000.)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[ he reaches out and takes Alex' hand, free or not, careful to not hurt his little camera. Papyrus' white, gloved hands are warm to the touch. A small, rectangular protrusion can be seen faintly through the glove, if Alex is looking hard enough.

Not that Papyrus would give him enough time to. Weaving through the crowd of people is becoming easier and easier with each new friend he brings to the dance floor. They step out into the middle, where they have plenty of space to move around without being confined to a small dance.

Papyrus clicks his well-scuffed shoes against the floor and smiles delightedly. ]


DO YOU WANT TO TRY IT YOURSELF? BEFORE YOU FILM OTHERS?

FOR THE SAKE OF POSTERITY?

[ as unlike it as it may be for Papyrus to use something so trivial against another, it's only meant in fun. Added bonus, posterity is a fun word to say. His hands fall on his hips. ]
rosswood: (tell him we're shooting a student film)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
What the hell are you - aaAAAAAHHHHHHHHH -

[And before he knows it, he's being whisked through the crowd and has ended up in the one spot he very definitely doesn't want to be: the center of the dance floor. He blanches to a shade of white to match Papyrus's. Oh Jesus.]

Uh, nope, no, I - I don't dance, uh, like at all.
everyonecanbekind: (souls ; why yes)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-14 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
EVERYONE CAN DANCE! WORRY NOT, CAMERA HUMAN, I, YOUR NEW GREAT FRIEND PAPYRUS, SHALL SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE!

[ by...ushering Alex's vision to Papyrus' shoes. ]

QUICKLY, STAND ON MY SHOES! AND TAKE MY HANDS!
rosswood: if you don't have friends (how to make a movie)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-14 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Why is he interpreting everything as a personal challenge.

Help. Someone help. He cannot handle this.]


No, uh, I'm good! I've gotta - I've gotta thing, really, I'm -

[Alex Kralie isn't a man who's rendered speechless by a great deal of things.

Being seized by an extremely tall, extremely optimistic skeleton in a suit and thrust into the middle of a 1920's-esque dancefloor, apparently, is one of the few things that can leave him gaping in abject horror, wholly devoid of any snarky comebacks.]
everyonecanbekind: (the greatness ; down the road)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-15 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ he reaches out and takes Alex's hands.

too late.

They're going. Papyrus only knows how to lead in dances, and Alex is, quite frankly, the tallest person that Papyrus has danced with so far. He quickly lifts Alex's unsuspecting arm in the air and gives him a wide berth to attempt for a very graceful spin.

The tall skeleton holds onto the human's hands firmly. No escape for the weak minded, after all. ♥ ]
rosswood: (what'd you shoot this with a potato)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-15 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh shiiiIIII -

[And before he knows it, he's...well, he's not gonna call it "dancing". It's more like "calculated spinning," and he is not okay with this. He's barely remaining upright and he can't wrench free because, as it turns out, skeletons are pretty freaking strong.]

What're you - what're you doing?
everyonecanbekind: (dance ; musically.)

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-18 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
[ he's kind of distracted, Alex, very sorry. ]

DANCING!

[ a very, er, simple answer. Papyrus seems pretty happy with himself. ] CAMERA HUMAN!YOU ARE A VERY GOOD DANCER! NOT AS GREAT AS ME, BUT STILL VERY GOOD!
Edited 2016-05-18 01:51 (UTC)
rosswood: (what'd you shoot this with a potato)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-18 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
You really wanna call this dancing?

[Honestly, he's not sure what part of this is classifiable as the worst part, because there are a lot of "worst parts" to this: the part where Papyrus bears an unnerving resemblance to the worst thing that ever happened to him, the part where he's stuck in the middle of a dance floor and therefore highly visible to everyone, or the part where he can't get away.]

Quit calling me that.
everyonecanbekind: (together ; we shall stand victorious)

PREPARE YOURSELF

[personal profile] everyonecanbekind 2016-05-26 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
OH, NO!! [ he looks genuinely concerned for a moment. The dancing slows, but doesn't stop. ]

HOW HUMBLE OF YOU TO SAY THAT! OF COURSE...OF COURSE, OUR DANCING IS MORE THAN JUST DANCING!!

[ *Papyrus seems to be filled anew with energy! His large hands lifts both his own and Alex's hand into the air.

Serious dancing time. ]
IT IS TIME TO SHOW THE DANCING FLOOR HOW GREAT AT DANCING WE ARE!!!
rosswood: (there's razors in your apple)

LORD ALMIGHTY

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-05-26 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
This isn't dancing!

[He's being towed around by a skeleton help, someone anyone HELP. Can a single negative thought even penetrate that thick skull of his? Or is everything too full of rainbows and lollipops for him to process?

Alex doesn't know. And he doesn't care, either. He wants out. He's also frantically changing tacks.]


Look, uh - I'm feeling kind of - kind of tired? So how about we sit down, huh? Take a break from - dancing.

[He doesn't even bother to disguise the scorn that curls the last word into a snarl.]