Komasu: (holding multiple rolls of streamers) Where do i put these?
Durithyll: (going through boxes sitting on kitchen counter) just set 'em over there.
(The Apartment is filled with party supplies and decorations. Rolls of streamers and bags of confetti dot the floor and cover every available space on the furniture. Durithyll and Komasu are currently the only ones in the Apartment.)
Komasu: (stacks the rolls on the floor next to the bar stools.) when's Jacob getting back with the ---
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK
Durithyll: that's probably him. get the door will ya?
Komasu: (walks over to the door)
BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM
Komasu: (covering her ears) i got it!! will you quit kicking the door!? (quickly opens the door with a slight vexed expression)
Jacob: (has his leg pulled back and ready for another kick) oh. sorry. wasn't sure if you heard.
Komasu: (sighs and moves out of the way, allowing Jacob to come in)
Jacob: special delivery! one cake for an Armless Nazi?
Durithyll: (smacks him in the back of the head) not on his birthday. (grabs the cake from him) oh!! i love it!! it's huge!
Jacob: exactly! which means there'll be more for me!
Jacob: i mean Daiyori...
Komasu: i'll put the cake in the fridge... (takes it from Durithyll) Is Zatannii going to show up?
Durithyll: yeah! he just has to come a bit - -
Jacob: WHAT!? YOU INVITED HIM!?! WHY!!
Durithyll: because he's a friend?
Jacob: WHAT!? HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT!? HE'S ZATANNII!! THE SADISTIC HOMICIDAL WHACK JOB!!!
Durithyll: (tosses a roll of streamers into Jacob's arms) put these someplace nice.
Jacob: (glares and mumbles as he stalks off to the closet to find the ladder) stupid computer...
Durithyll: (reaches into one of the boxes and pulls out two rolls of duct tape; tosses one to Komasu) here. we can go ahead and start on the streamers too.
Komasu: (fumbles the catch but doesn't drop it) o-ok.
Durithyll: (grabs a roll of streamers and flies up to the roof) i was thinking we could wrap it around the pole of the fan and then tape it the roof in intervals so it droops and stuff, and then just let it hang down the walls. sound good?
Komasu: sure. (flies up after Durithyll and starts wrapping the streamers around the pole)
Daiyori: what was the point of going to the grocery store? We just went a few days ago.
Roake: something about Jacob eating everything. wouldn't put it past him.
Daiyori: hmph. porker.
(Roake and Daiyori are just coming back from the grocery store, Roake carrying two bags in each hand.)
----------Back at the Apartment----------
(Everyone is almost done getting everything ready)
Jacob: (straightening up random furniture from when it got shifted during the preparations and such) you know, i really didn't think it would be that easy to get Daiyori out of the house. I figured we'd have to pretty much bribe him and end up spoiling the entire thing. i mean, come on! we didn't even have to ask him! All we had to do was ask Roake to go the grocery store and Daiyori just tagged along!
Durithyll: (smiles) just makes my job easier. i couldn't properly lie if my life depended on it.
Jacob: boy aint that the truth.
Jacob: sorry. i guess Daiyori's just a bad influence.
----------Inside the apartment complex----------
Roake: (punches the button for the elevator and waits for the doors to open)
Daiyori: (pokes his head in the bag to try and see what's inside)
Roake: (pulls the bag away quickly)
Daiyori: hmph. what was up with the tenderloin? isn't that a bit expensive?
Roake: (sends up a silent prayer as the doors open) come on.
Daiyori: (looks at him suspiciously but follows him inside the elevator)
Roake: ("There is no way he doesn't suspect a surprise birthday party... Durithyll's not very good at hiding her excitement. at all.) sigh (For someone whose so good at reading other people... he can be so oblivious...")
Daiyori: ("He's hiding something...")
(the Elevator doors slowly open to their floor)
------------Inside the Apartment----------
Komasu: i think i heard the elevator doors...
Durithyll: HIDE!! (runs to the light switch and flicks it off)
Jacob: hey! (stumbling around in the dark) couldn't you at least given me a chance to hide fir - -
Durithyll: (grabs his arm and pulls him behind the couch)
----------Right outside the Apartment door-----------
Roake: (rattles the keys inside the lock very loudly, trying to give Durithyll as much of a heads up a possible)
Daiyori: (glances over at Roake)
Roake: (turns the key and opens the door)
Daiyori: (pokes his head inside) hey... why are the lights off? (slithers inside)
Roake: (smiles, and step inside behind him)
Daiyori: hey! what's going--
Durithyll, Jacob, and Komasu: SURPRISE!!!
Daiyori: (completely taken back)
Roake: (pats him on the head) Happy Birthday Daiyori. From all of us.
Daiyori: what... wha...
Durithyll: (leaps over the back of the couch) you didn't think we'd have forgotten did you?
Daiyori: I'd almost forgotten... how did you find out anyway?
Durithyll: (looking very smug) well... i have my ways...
Jacob: she begged Boredom. a lot.
Daiyori: and she actually told you?
Durithyll: no... i had to ask Finale... but i still found out!!
Daiyori: i can't believe you guys did all this... i...
Jacob: don't get all mushy on us here. it'd be freaky.
Daiyori: hey! - -
Durithyll: yo! we're here to celebrate, remember!? lets get this party started!!
Zatannii: (walks in the still open door) without me?
Durithyll: Zatannii! i almost though you weren't---
Boredom: (slips in) and what about me?
----------A few hours later----------
After a few... interesting rounds of twister, Halo (which Zatannii was dominating at), and completely stuffing their faces full of food, the party began to wind down. It's now around 3:00 AM and everyone has completely crashed, except Daiyori.
Jacob is sprawled over the floor in between the coffee table and the couch. Durithyll is sleeping on her side facing the back of the couch; wings open and all over Komasu. Zatannii is sitting up and leaning against the wall, arms folded over his chest and legs splayed out in front of him, currently in an "inefficient form of recharge."
Boredom hadn't stayed the night. She had left a few hours prior, and while she would never admit it, had enjoyed herself. Especially when Zatannii brought out the karaoke machine.
Daiyori had sprawled himself over about two thirds of the couch, Roake neatly taking up the rest. Roake slept in a sitting position, his head resting on his fist, which was in turn being supported by the arm of the couch. Daiyori smirked to himself when he thought of the horrible crick Roake would have come morning.
Daiyori found the silence comforting. Surrounded by the people he loved, although he would never admit it, was nice. He honestly had forgotten his birthday. It just wasn't something that was really important with his tribe. Manhood wasn't determined by number of years, but by how well you flew.
Daiyori winced at the thought of flight, but didn't linger on it. Looking around at the people he was surrounded by, he let an honest smile grace his lips. It felt good to smile, not to smirk or smile condescendingly, but to smile out of sheer happiness.
That was what he was - - happy. For the first time, in a long time, he was truly happy. He felt that he could take anything fate could throw at them, so long as they were together.
Daiyori stretched to his full length, he tail resting on top of Roake's foot. Relaxing, he sunk down further into the couch, and allowed sleep to take him. He smiled, one more time, knowing full well that he'd have to be a jerk again come morning.
But it was alright. Because they understood. They were his friends. And they'd always be there.
yo! in case you haven't noticed, i revamped the Archives page! see, if i was sure that you guys READ the "in recent" new box on the homepage, i wouldn't have to dedicate an entire blog entry to telling y'all these things! but since i've already started, might as well keep going.
so... what to talk about... i don't know! let's see... um... hm... what happened today...
Daiyori: woah woah wait... DURITHYLL has NOTHING to talk about? this can't be right...
Durithyll: what? this has happened before--
Daiyori: no! it hasn't! you wait two seconds and then start praddling on and on about something.
Roake: i believe the proper term is "rambling".
Daiyori: yeah yeah yeah. anyway, you ramble for a while and then you start ranting!
Durithyll: oh... i didn't know that!
Roake: see? told ya. you DO know Durithyll the best...
Daiyori: shut up!! it's scary half the time! you want it? you can have it!!
Roake: no...i'm perfectly fine with having you pegged...
Daiyori: no really, you can have her!
Roake: why change things? you can keep her.
Durithyll: hey!! i take offense at th!!
Daiyori: you're supposed to. we're insulting you.
Roake: (steps away from Daiyori)
Durithyll: humph. jerk. had it coming.
Roake: sigh... i'll go get the dust pan...
Jacob: (walks in the front door) yo. (spots Daiyori's ashes) you know, Durithyll, you and Daiyori should really go to couples counseling. all the zapping can't be good for the x-box's circuitry--
Durithyll: (yells at jacob's remains) don't you EVER --EVER!-- SUGGEST SOMETHING SO STUPID!! EVER!!
Roake: it's not that stupid--
Durithyll: huff... huff
Boredom: (slips in right behind Durithyll) congratulations Durithyll. you just zapped your entire cast of characters.
Durithyll: (eye twitch)
Boredom: (slips back in) you know, you can't hit me. I'll just slip out of this reality and right back in! it's just not--
Boredom: (slips back in behind the couch) --going to happen. so--
Boredom: (slips in behind the kitchen counter) you should just give up already. really--
Boredom: (slips in write in front of Durithyll) --you should.
Durithyll: (panting heavily) just... go away... alright?
Boredom: (smiles) fine. i think i satiated my boredom, plus Artist Block's on the move again. but, before i leave... (snaps fingers)
(roake, jacob, and daiyori are all back. and the charred marks on the floor from Durithyll's attempts at zapping Boredom are gone)
jacob: --and i can't have you guys breaking the-- (realizes he just got zapped) what!? i can't believe you zapped me!!
Roake: hey, she zapped me too.
Jacob: woah! seriously!? i didn't know she could do that...
Daiyori: hey, she zapped me too!!
Jacob: yeah, but that always happens.
Daiyori: hey!! it does not!!
Boredom: people!! break it up!! (roake, daiyori, and jacob stop talking when they finally notice Boredom) ok, with that begin said... (snaps her fingers and slips out)
Roake: is it safe to assume that Boredom un-zapped us?
Durithyll: uh yeah.
Durithyll: anyway, (back to the Unsuspecting Victims) please tell me if you guys actually read the Recent News on the homepage!
yello (no, not as in the colour, as in the drawled "hello").
as the title says, i'm just updating cause i feel like it!
Boredom: than why am i here?
Durithyll: because. you haven't been here in FOREVER and i think you should at LEAST say hi to the Unsuspecting Victims.
Boredom: well, i WOULD have been here but SOMEONE had to FORGET about me for FOUR WEEKS!!
Durithyll: dang it! i KNEW you were going to bring that up!! can we have this argument LATER!?
Boredom: No, you kinda cut me off in the Guest Book comments!!
Durithyll: just... shut up! ok! lemme talk the Unsuspecting Victims!
Boredom: than i can go?
Durithyll: no! ok, back to the update! well, i know what i'm doing with for the next Featured Fandom, but i'm hesitant to update because my laptop's internet is still down, thus cutting me off from the files i have saved for my site. Oh! i recently watched a few episodes for some show on Sci-fi that was on a marathon. the protagonist is a girl and i actually--
Boredom: sigh (examines fingernails) can i go now?
Durithyll: (eye twitches, but ignores Boredom) --really liked it! sadly, it has a HORRIBLY Mary Sue title... 'Dark Angel"... yeah, i know, sucks. but she main character, Max--
Boredom: who names their daughter max?
Durithyll: --is NOT annoying! while yes, her back story and the fact that she was genetically engineered with a CAT isn't very original, her personality actually is!
Boredom: HEY! i DON'T appreciate begin ignored!
Durithyll: (turns around quickly to face Boredom) and i don't appreciate being asked stupid questions!!
Boredom: (looks surprised) excuse me?
Durithyll: (pinches the bridge of her nose) grrrrr... just go... (waves off)
Boredom: hmph. bye! (snaps fingers and slips out)
Daiyori: (slithers in from behind the small hallway where the door is aka, his favourite sleeping spot) yawn.
Durithyll: hey, daiyori. how long have you been asleep?
Daiyori: hour or two.
jacob: (comes in from bathroom) why didn't Boredom leave earlier?
Daiyori: because she like us but doesn't want to admit it.
jacob: oh. and you know this how?
Daiyori: puh-lease. you can see it all over her face.
jacob: i thought you were supposed to be the anti-social, bad with people guy?
Daiyori: i am. it's just not that hard to read people. and i'm not really anti-social; people just kind of annoy me.
jacob: and that's not anti-social? and what about the "bad with people"?
Daiyori: oh. that's just because i don't care whether or not they like me. so i tend to be direct.
Roake: and sometimes harsh.
jacob: where'd you come from!?
jacob: must you be so enigmatic?
Durithyll: ok, why didn't you guys come out BEFORE Boredom left!? you guys could have alleviated some of the awkwardness!
Daiyori: because, we don't tend to like being collateral damage when you guys get into a cat fight.
Durithyll: (eye twitch)
jacob: hm. i guess that by the "i just don't care whether or not they like me" he actually meant, "i just have no idea how to keep my mouth shut."
i was originally going to publish a long, dramatic, and drawn story arc in my blog, but as it turns out, it's hard to write a story when your form of inspiration is GONE. it was seriously NOT one of my brighter moves to have BOREDOM to get poofed away...
anyway, with Boredom back, i'm going to be publishing the story in increments and with the help of Kete, my very close friend and fellow fangirl/artist/author.
i am so glad that summer is finally HERE!! it's strange waking up on a week day and realizing, "hey, i don't have to get up! i can stay in bed! i can finally get a life!!" of course for me, "getting a life" means casting the one i currently have into the darkest of fangirlish pits. seriously. you know how in tv shows, movies, books, etc. there's ALWAYS that geek who has NO LIFE, and spends his time watching Star Trek re-runs and hunting down mint condition comic issues on e-bay or something? yeah, well that's me. except i'm currently spending all my time watching justice league (one of my child hood loves that me and my sister are reviving) on youtube, and watching stargate atlantis on DVD. oh, and reading transformers comics (and some of them ARE in mint condition and we DID in fact get them off the internet).
that's my life. ok, not really, i have competition cheer practice tomorrow, but still!! i am a geek! not a nerd -- nerds are completely hopeless -- simply a geek.
sigh, well people, that's really all for now! i'll be working "Iniquities of the Forgotten" (i think that's what i'm calling the Boredom story arc. it makes sense if you knew where we might be going, and sounds pretty dramatic , eh?) now that Boredom's back with her trusty Glove of Insperation.... which can be quite painful at times....
oh well, see ya my dear and unsuspecting victims!
Durithyll: ah yes. as you can see, i am addressing the issue of "Epic Comment Postings."
These are stories that just seem to erupt from comments that me and my Buddy, Kete, post here. You see, what happens is that Kete usually posts a response to one of my Blog entries using her amazing characters, and then i post a response to her response using my characters, and then it all snowballs into the mess that we have now! personally, i love em! they pop up on the site every now and then, and can get pretty lengthy at times. "My Sister's Birthday" Blog entry being one of them.
Boredom: hey! Artist Block started it!
Durithyll: You're supposed to be somewhere else right now, making things much more dramatic.
Boredom: fine. going now. (snaps her fingers and "slips" out)
Durithyll: just forget about that! she still off making things dramatic! Anyway, back onto the original subject... actually, that was the original subject! Boredom's.... somewhere. see!? that's what i'm talking about!! a harmless little comment--
Boredom: so not harmless! she was totally trying to pick a fight with me!
Durithyll: AWAY, BOREDOM! MAKING THINGS DRAMATIC!
Boredom: sheesh... just cause you asked so nicely... (Slips out)
Durithyll: as i was saying, a harmless little comment turned into THAT!! okay. i'm done. just thought that i should warn you guys about the "Epic Comment Postings"....
see ya later than!
Hello my Dear and Unsuspecting Victims!
Seeing as how this is my first blog-obviously, it's sorta labeled- i felt that i should introduce myself! ...but i already did that on the homepage..... hmmm.... whatever. Moving on! this site is going to be completely insane and.... wait, i already said that too. well, dang it!! i left nothing interesting to discuss in my FIRST blog entry.... humph. slag it.
well than, i guess that me and my characters are just--
Daiyori: "my characters and i."
Durithyll: (glare) oh shut up why don't you.
Daiyori: (shrug) my job as a Grammar Nazi i guess.
Durithyll: Fine. whatever. but i REFUSE to say "sneaked!" that word is just plain gross and sounds WRONG!
Daiyori: i won't argue with you there--
Durithyll: Then i can say "snuck?"
Daiyori: --but i will correct you.
Durithyll: you're a loser butt.... anyway, my dear Unsuspecting Victims--
Roake: you know, if you keep saying "unsuspecting victims" people are gonna start, you know, suspecting things.
Durithyll: shut it will you! grr! you guys all suck!! ok! i'm gonna go now! you guys just go explore the site or something!!
Jacob: but what about me?
Boredom: (clears throat)
Jacob: and Boredom! whose to "dignified" to admit that she wants to be in your Blog entries too!
Durithyll: SHUT IT! NOW! you guys can be in the next one!
Daiyori: aw slag. theres going to be more of these?
Durithyll: you betcha Daiyori!! and guess what? YOU'LL BE IN ALL OF THEM!!
Daiyori: you are one sadistic little--
(Daiyori is now a glaring, and rather unhappy, pile of ash)
Roake: (pokes Daiyori) well now, that's a pleasant way to kick off a website; the artist vaporizes one of the main characters with lighting.