thecoldshoulder: (I'm holding on to what I know)
Algidus ([personal profile] thecoldshoulder) wrote in [community profile] ataraxionlogs2015-12-10 07:31 pm

And what I know, I must let go.

CHARACTERS: Algidus([personal profile] thecoldshoulder) and various
LOCATION: Various; specific locations contained within.
WARNINGS: N/A, will update as they arise
SUMMARY: Grumpy ice alien being a grump.
NOTES: A big catch-all post; general log for December as well as backdated stuff for certain characters! Open and closed prompts within.

    Encampment - CLOSED to Newt | Backdated to mask event

After the rather startling encounter with Carlise, who would have met a messy fate at the bottom of a cliff's face if not for the ice alien's intervention, Algidus is trudging back to camp as quickly as possible. This is the first evidence of trickery he's seen in this place that is pinging off memories of what his previous captors used to put their prisoners through... bizarre mental manipulation with harmful, potentially even lethal outcomes. He's furious over the thought that despite how far he's been taken, he's not out of the realm of worry of such cruelty yet. He needs to get back to the camp and make sure that those masks are not a widespread occurrence... and if they are, he needs to find the people that have agreed to aid him and warn them.

    Shouting Rock - CLOSED to those who offered to help Algidus search for AJ

Algidus does not know how to deal with the emotions that have been tumbling around inside of him ever since he made that damn post to the network. He'd condemned humanity long ago for their brutality, their savagery... but AJ... she'd been different. She'd had a lot of chances to act a lot of different ways towards him and while her pranks and jabs and sarcastic nature had all been irritating, she'd taken it upon herself to actively help him... both here and in their past. Moreover, she was the only being in this place who he felt had even a chance of understanding some of the worst of the shit he'd been through. He'd been all but convinced that there was a reason they were the only two clones to be brought here, to this terrible, forsaken planet...

... But now he hadn't heard from her in so long and all the possibilities that he was coming up with weren't pleasant ones. Algidus didn't know how to deal with that knowledge. He'd been so ready to keep her at an arms length and say that their relationship was built purely on mutual goals that he hadn't even had time to figure out where he and AJ stood with each other. Now he feels an odd sort of desperation to find her--not just because he's worried about her, which is a bizarre enough feeling given his stance on humans, but because he feels like he owes it to her. He doesn't want to give up on her; he's going to exhaust every possible option until he's absolutely sure that what he's afraid has happened has actually happened.

... Once he hits that point, he doesn't know where that will leave him. It's a part of the reason he's been so reluctant and wary to accept outside help on this. He doesn't want anyone else to see how he's going to deal with this bitter truth, because while he might not know what will be left to him, he knows it will not be pleasant. But he can't turn away now... so he's there, lingering by the shouting rock while he waits for anyone who has offered their aid to show up.

    Jungle - OPEN

Algidus has exhausted every possible course of action and the outcome that he feared the most has turned out to be true. Stripped of the closest thing he's had to a positive relationship in a long time, the alien has reverted to becoming much more reclusive once again. He's stopped coming into camp, save for those brief snatches of time when he needs to charge his networking device... but truth be told he's not even paying all that much attention to it anymore. Every time he thinks of the network or the camp he feels a swell of cold rage and resentment within himself. This is exactly how it had been back in the Box... knowing that there were people living not all that far away that had others to rely on, to be laugh with, to persevere with... and that he could have had the same, had it not been wrested from him. Knowing how it ended before, how it has always ended, Algidus cannot bring himself to reach out again. Being alone is safer. It's always been safer, hasn't it?

So while it's possible that your character sees him in one of the rare moments where he shows his face in camp, it's more likely that they stumble upon the places where his fury has left its mark on the surrounding jungle. Foliage has been wasted and trees have been felled, torn to shreds and coated with quickly-melting frost and ice shards; occasionally they'll even see the corpse of an animal, slaughtered gruesomely through the sheer need to vent some of the ire poisoning his soul. They might even catch a glimpse of sunlight playing off of a dark, faceted icy form or of massive curling spikes as he moves through the jungle. And while maybe they'll simply hear loud hissing as the alien takes out his frustration on the world around him, it's also entirely likely that they'll hear a string of exhausted, defeated cursing if they stumble upon him when he thinks he's alone and at his lowest-- and though he would be embarrassed to be caught out in this state, any support offered to him here will surely be appreciated... and remembered.

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