07 July 2015 @ 10:04 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump.
NOTES: There's a sense of quiet as you wake from the jump, a silence that seems to stretch into the medbay around you despite the slowly increasing sounds of gravcouches draining, releasing, bodies tumbled to the floor. A lack of any shadowed presences could be a relief, but as you fall into the process of cleaning up and getting dressed, you begin to notice it - there's no confused, uncertain faces in the crowd. No new, scared people, number 045 on their arm.

The bustle is thinner, the medbay a little emptier. People have left, been taken in the jump. But no one new has been brought in.

New arrivals will find messages spray-painted in red across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
08 June 2015 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: Awareness comes to you slowly in the smothering quiet of the blue fluid. In the light piercing through from the medical bay you realise there's a shadow, a figure stood at the glass of your gravcouch, a hand pressed to the surface just above your face. Fear spikes through your gut as waves of alien sensation crash into your mind, a rage that feels endless, all-consuming, furious, molten hatred that you know is for you.

When the fluid drains, door sliding open to deposit you on the medbay floor, you remember it. Remember it coming again and again, like a nightmare that plagued your sleep over and over, leaving you with no respite, no rest. Days. Perhaps even longer.

You remember that the light coming through from behind the shadow was red.

New arrivals will find messages spray-painted in red across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
07 May 2015 @ 09:14 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: As you emerge from the grav couches following the jump, the chill of the medical bay pales in comparison to the hollow feeling that settles deep within your chest. Grim and foreboding, the grip of isolation spreads through you like a gnawing void, as though you've been left behind. That nagging sensation of neglect that comes from someone turning their back on you only worsens as you move through your routines, leaving you feeling distant, disoriented, and unwanted.

New arrivals will find messages spray-painted in red across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
08 April 2015 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: There's a strange sense of contentment that greets you as you wake from the jump. Deep and certain, it doesn't warm you or cloak the unpleasantness of the stasis fluid on your skin and the disorientation spinning in your head. It feels disconcertingly distant, instead, a sense as though an answer has been decided on - and that you won't much like to experience it coming to fruition...

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
07 March 2015 @ 10:18 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: There's a feeling of a just-forgotten nightmare as you fall free from the gravcouch. The cool of the medbay and the stasis fluid on your skin leaves you chilled, but you feel clammy, heart beating too fast, adrenaline pumping. The memory of what's scared you feels so close, like a word on the tip of your tongue, one you can't quite grasp - or something standing, waiting, just on the edge of your vision. As your heartbeat calms to something steadier, you wonder if it's even something you want to remember, or if some things are best left in the dark...

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
07 February 2015 @ 10:13 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: Nothing unusual greets you as you wake from the grav couch this month. Disorientation and discomfort, but those are familiar in the process. As you shower and dress, you find yourself waiting for something to change, but nothing happens - it leaves a curious feeling of lack, as if someone important has turned their attention away from you. But it would be silly to feel bad about an easy jump, wouldn't it?

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
08 January 2015 @ 12:01 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: A feeling of deep dread greets you as you stumble out of the gravcouch, strong enough to hold you still for a long moment, searching your surroundings for the source of your wariness. Nothing becomes apparent, only your fellow passengers waking up. Eventually you gather the resolve to pick yourself up and start moving, the feeling fading slowly as you progress through routine.

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
08 December 2014 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: The gravcouch drops you abruptly, cold and naked on the medbay floor. There's no slowness to your senses this month; the details of your surroundings come through sharp and clear. It seems like there's nothing unusual to struggle with as you go through your post-jump routine, but as more people filter through it starts to become clear that a large number of your fellow passengers aren't waking up...

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
08 November 2014 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: Waking this jump is slow, awareness swimming murky up through the blue of the stasis fluid. There's no figures waiting outside the glass this time, no alarm in the state of medbay, but everything remains feeling distant and blurred. The fog of stasis sleep clings heavily to your mind and senses as you tumble free from the gravcouch, leaves you groggy as you turn to your post-jump routine. A good hot shower should clear it and wake you up, or maybe you'll be leaning on the coffee for the rest of the day.

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
07 October 2014 @ 11:49 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: You wake in darkness: more darkness than you'd expect. As you open your eyes, you swear you see a dark figure through the thick blur of fluid and glass surrounding you. As you watch, it seems to fade and disappear, and you realize the light filtering through the door of your gravity couch is not the bright, steady white light you may have become accustomed to, but dim and red.

As the fluid drains and you're released onto the medbay floor, you notice something on your gravcouch door ‐ on all the gravcouch doors, painted over the faces of their occupants: a simple red smiley face.

LOGISTICS NOTE: All characters will wake to find the medbay in emergency power mode: lights dimmed and red to indicate this status. This will end two hours after the first characters are released. All occupied gravcouches will have a :) painted on them in what looks like some smeared, thick red substance.

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. )
 
 
08 September 2014 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: You wake feeling cold and alone. There is a strange sense of emptiness, and the jump holds no surprises for you. There is nothing buffering the jump sickness and disorientation for you this month, and those still suffering the lingering effects of August's plot may find it more difficult than usual to get through the post-jump routine.

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can't remember any of my life before this flight began. )
 
 
08 August 2014 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: You wake feeling cold and alone. There is a strange sense of emptiness, and the jump holds no surprises for you. There is nothing buffering the jump sickness and disorientation for you this month, and the effects may be difficult to cope with, especially for those who went into Engineering several months ago.

New arrivals will find messages spraypainted across their lockers telling them not to follow their tattoo numbers, and instead to find a room on Floors 001-010.

I can't remember any of my life before this flight began. )
 
 
08 July 2014 @ 12:00 am
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: You wake feeling cold and alone. There is a strange sense of emptiness, and the jump holds no surprises for you. There is nothing buffering the jump sickness and disorientation for you this month, and the effects may be difficult to cope with, especially for those who went into Engineering several months ago.

It may be best to try to take what comfort you can from a hot shower and any friends you find around you, though, and don't pick up your comms too quickly - there's a message waiting on the network, a harsh warning about the real dangers around you, and no one would blame you for remaining in blissful ignorance a little longer...

I can't remember any of my life before this flight began. )
 
 
07 June 2014 @ 09:30 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: The strange comfort of last month's jump remains, despite how arduous getting into the gravcouches may have been. The heightened sensory experiences that had been plaguing so many characters before the jump are gone, and any sickness or disorientation seems distant, barely a problem. You wake feeling well-rested, calm and content, and welcomed. As you fall free from the gravcouch there is the lingering feeling of someone having been there, near you, someone important and dear to you reaching for you, calling for you to go to them.

The feeling is strong enough that you find yourself looking for them, expecting them to be stood in front of you — but there's no one there, only your fellow passengers emerging from the gravcouches around you...

it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. )
 
 
07 May 2014 @ 08:58 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: There is something very easy about waking from the gravcouches this month. The sensation of being watched is absent, and so is much of the sickness - even for those characters who entered Engineering in February. Instead the jump feels comfortable, the stasis fluid warm on your skin, the medbay lights not too harsh as you emerge amongst your fellow passengers. The sensation may be unnerving in its strangeness, but there will be a deep feeling of being well-rested, calm and content, that will not be completely lost no matter how much you question it.

it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. )
 
 
07 April 2014 @ 10:04 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: If this isn't your first jump, you might notice that something's different: You wake to a strange sense of silence. For once, it feels like you're truly alone. There's no sense of being watched, no lingering impressions other than those that come naturally. Instead it's just the rush of the blue fluid and the sounds of your fellow passengers as they're released from the pods.

All characters who entered Engineering during February's plot will continue to suffer more extreme side effects from the jump, same as last month.

it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. )
 
 
07 March 2014 @ 10:02 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: The temperature in the medical bay has finally returned to normal. Unfortunately, however, all characters who entered Engineering during last month's incident will wake to find the side effects of the jump significantly worse than they've been in the past. These characters will experience intense nausea and disorientation, and even those with strong constitutions are likely to be temporarily incapacitated by symptoms including vomiting, confusion, vertigo, temporarily impaired/blurred vision, and temporary cases of tinnitus. At worst, characters may black out for short periods of time. This will gradually fade to bearable levels, though it's possible for it to return during inopportune moments throughout the month. New characters and characters who did not enter Engineering will experience the standard post-jump effects, including nausea, spotty memory, and general disorientation.

it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. )
 
 
07 February 2014 @ 09:55 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: It could just be the standard sensation of air on wet skin, but if you bother to check, you might notice the steam rising from your body, barely there and gone within a minute. By the time you get to the showers, it will be clear that it's not just taking you time to adjust. The room is cold — colder than usual, but no worse than the last jump. While it's nothing dangerous, it's certainly motivation to hurry through the usual routine and get dressed quickly.

it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. )
 
 
07 January 2014 @ 09:46 pm
CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: It's too hot. The stasis fluid feels smothering, uncomfortably warm; when the couches open, the cool air of the medbay is a startling wake-up call. It could just be the expected sensation of air on wet skin, but if you bother to check, you might notice the steam rising from your body, barely there and gone within a minute. By the time you get to the showers, it will be clear that it's not just taking you time to adjust. The room is cold — colder than usual, if this isn't your first jump. While it's nothing dangerous, it's certainly motivation to hurry through the usual routine and get dressed quickly.

it is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane. )