[act]the place starts to glow a dull blue[/act]
"So what do you say; third time lucky?"
"Please let me get through this in one piece."
[act]MK & Seth materialise out of the blue light[/act]
Seth: ... So where are we now? [act]takes a look at surroundings[/act] Hey, this looks a bit like the science labs back at school. Are we in Chestnut? Oo, what time is it; perhaps there's still time to meet Nissa and the others.
MK: ... Good thing I know you're joking about wanting to leave me.
Seth: Oh - leave you no! I mean they can join the festivities! |:|
MK: ^.^ Well, I suppose I should appreciate the attempt at sparing my feelings. I am curious though, how were you planning on getting home?
Seth; Walking - [act]notices he's still in his outfit[/act] Uh, okay I see your point.
MK: And besides, I don't think we're in Chestnut. I actually think we've stumbled into the bar!
Seth: The bar? You mean like where they serve alcoholic drinks?
MK: [act]gives Seth a stern look[/act] For some of us yes; you mister - no.
Seth: [act]meekly[/act] Yes ma'am.
MK: ;D [act]looks at surroundings[/act] Interesting decorators this year.
Seth: Well, it's certainly more 'party like' then the last place we visited.
MK: Aww, are you saying it was horrible?
Seth: No, you can just see here what our Crystal payments are going to. [act]reference is lost on Seth[/act]
MK: True, true true though you'd think they'd done something about the smell.
Seth: [act]Assumes a seat on one of the 'bar stools'[/act] Okay, well MK. This has been fun - really it has, but can we take a moment to sit down and stop for a second.
MK: [act]notices Seth looks buggered[/act] Oh yes, oh I'm sorry - I forget that everyone is not used to the craziness that is Obernet. [act]takes the seat next to Seth[/act]
Seth: :-/ Obernet?
MK: Well, Obernewtyn.net We're a fansite for the works of Isobelle Caromdy - she's an Australian author.
Seth: Oh; that's nice - any books I would have heard of?
MK: ~:| Uh, Sci-fi fantasy is her main style.
Seth: Ah - so I can see where the Sci-Fi theme came from
MK; Well, it was just this year's theme. Last year it was dress up as an inanimate object
and the year before was ... I can't actually remember, but the one before that was masquerade
. I have photos if you'd like to click on the links. In fact, as my date you've got to help me go gathering shots from other members
to compose the photo!
Seth: Happy to help. ;D
MK: :O Really! You're not just saying that?
Seth: No - I really would be happy to help. [act]is sincere[/act]
MK: :D Wow [act]score![/act] - you're such
an improvement on my dates in previous years. Oh no, Anyi was quite a sweetie back in 2007... but 2009 [act]shudders[/act] I should have known things were going to take a turn when I armed Malik with a spork...
Seth: Um okay. Well, can I ask the big question: What is exactly is all this?
MK: Ah the Mystics' Ball
<-- more info can be found here.
Seth: ... cools. Well, since we're sitting here having a nice conversation and all care to give me the overview?
MK: Well, in a nutshell it's pretty much a time for us Obernetters to interact with our characters from our favourite fandoms. It's a good opportunity (not only to fangirl over our favourite characters :P but) to get to know some of the lesser characters in Isobelle's works. Meeting new people is fun!
Seth: Obernetters... fandoms... lesser characters. Uh - okay let's pretend I'm still with you...
MK: ^.^; It can get a little crazy at times -
Seth: Yep - with you for that one.
MK: ::) - but for the most part it's a chance for members to mingle, engage in some creative writing and perhaps most importantly :P working with other members from all over the place to put together one hell of a show!
Seth: Okay... I think I sorta understand.
MK: Really? :D
Seth: Mmm, sort of
MK: ~:| Fair enough.
Seth: But I do like my shiny purple atom ball and you seem like a nice enough person. Besides, I think it'd be good for me to get and a meet new people. After the defeating the Kraken I think I shall appreciate time away from real life.
MK: ;D Then you have certainly come to the right place!