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[ If getting up this morning, you thought that you might have a great day blessed with the many smiling faces of the residents of Fortuna, you were sorely, sorely mistaken. In fact, as a scowling man appears on the screen, it might occur to you to shut off your communicator before you get a wall of negativity dropped on you. ]

[ If you are one of the less fortunate few that has yet to be introduced to this one A. Kirkland, then today you will be treated to a special show, courtesy of the United Kingdom of Negative Nancys himself. ]

I don't like this place.

[ Shifting the communicator, Arthur glances behind him, then back down at the screen, still continuing to frown. ]

I've been wandering the outskirts for, God, I'm not even sure how long, and may I tell you something, dear friends? There is nothing to be found. Nothing. Bleed me if I know what attacked me the last time I went wandering, but this time, it was just a leisurely stroll on another bloody planet, that's what it was.

[ He swallows and rubs his eyes, sighing before adjusting the communicator so it is face level with him, attempting to regain an air of professionalism about him. ]

Anyway. Not what I intended to use this network for. My intentions are quite different actually; I wish to put on a play, perhaps the raise the spirits of my fellow inmates. If anyone would be interested in acting, making the sets, lighting, production or even securing a location, I would be most obliged. I have a copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and I'd be happy to transcribe it onto the commmunicators and send all who are interested a copy.

[ As the scowl tugs at the corners of his lips, he nods at the communicator: ] Thank you for your time, as always. [ --Before clicking it off. ]

Date: 2012-01-04 11:41 pm (UTC)
bauhinia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bauhinia
You're seriously putting on a play?

[ Well, this is interesting. ]

Date: 2012-01-04 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
You say that with such doubt to your voice.

Date: 2012-01-05 03:39 pm (UTC)
bauhinia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bauhinia
No doubt. I'm sure you'll do it. What made you decide on that? Just feeling nostalgic for the Bard or something?

Date: 2012-01-04 11:53 pm (UTC)
hullonurse: (I am disappointed.)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
There you are. You could leave a note when you go off like that, you know.

... But a play? Really? [S-she doesn't sound very tempted at all!!]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Yes, a note. I shall be sure to do so before I leave next time. [ that is not sarcasm clearly you are just interpreting what he's saying incorrectly ]

Yes, really. The play I left at your flat; it's still there, isn't it? If not, I did just get another one so. . .

Date: 2012-01-05 12:03 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (There is no future in England's dreaming)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
[She chooses to pretend he's saying that seriously because if he isn't she needs to go hit him and that's so much effort.]

No, it's still here. Were you thinking of a full production or something more simple?

Date: 2012-01-05 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
As lavish as our current environment allows. The utmost level of effort and concentration must be placed into the production of a Shakespearean play, so likely a full production, my dear.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:11 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (Proper English tea.)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
Well, of course, but desperate times and all that.

... Any thoughts on casting so far? [So subtle!]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Ah yes, desperate times. . . [ WELL NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT. . . ]

Eerr, yes actually. Just uem, just one person thus far. I think I might have either a Nick Bottom or a Oberon. Would you be interested in participating, Miss Rosemary?

Date: 2012-01-05 12:22 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (The fascist regime)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
Well, only if you're particularly looking, I'm not fussed either way. Just thought I might offer.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Well I don't have any of the other roles filled yet, so I'm not adverse to the offer. Who would you like to be?

Date: 2012-01-05 12:24 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (Bunny was a pervert.)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse





The fairy queen might be suitable.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Then Titania it is for you, my dear. No one else would be better suited for the role, if I can be so bold as to offer my opinion.

[ This is actually narcissism, believe it or not, and not chivalry. But sshhh, take the compliment Rosemary. ]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:32 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (Another excellent invention!)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
[Don't worry, she's a narcissist too. Hence why the only role she can deem worthy of her is the fairy queen.]

Well, of course. I think I would do well enough, thank you, dear.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
But of course. I shall guarantee you a beautiful costume as well for the play.

[ this is where he doesn't tell her that France might be her husband or her love in the play, right ]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:41 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (It's all about magic.)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
[No, because at this point she actually trusts him to not be a sadistic bastard to another England.]

Don't go to too much trouble, dear. [But looks pleased!]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
[ It wasn't on purpose or anything! He just really wants to see France with the head of an ass... ]

I never intend to.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:44 am (UTC)
hullonurse: (What's all this then?)
From: [personal profile] hullonurse
[That would be nice...]

Hmm. Let me know if you need help with anything else, as well.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Well I wouldn't be opposed to some more help with the actual production and recruitment for the play, if you were so inclined.

Date: 2012-01-04 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Oh a play sounds like fun! I would love to help.
Edited Date: 2012-01-04 11:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-05 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Indeed? Are you familiar with A Midsummer Night's Dream?

Date: 2012-01-05 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Ah I would have to say no. However it sounds interesting!

[ In the end all that Yuki wants to do is to help~ ]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
That's quite all right, I shall send you a copy of the play on your communicator once I type it up. Tell me, do you have any specific talents? Acting? Costuming? Set design, or any artistic talents that could aid us in the production?

Date: 2012-01-05 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Um well I can fight, I can jump from high buildings and I can also sew!

[ Other than that she doesn't really have much talent, but she can follow orders pretty well. ]

I'm not sure about acting I've never done that before.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Fighting and jumping from high buildings are useful skills indeed, but they are also not very useful in terms of plays. Perhaps stunt work, though that may be a bit complicated.

[ With a slight smile. ]

Sewing would be wonderful. Do you know anything about costume design? If not, I'm sure you could come up with something interesting. Most of the costumes are faerie folk anyway.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
I see...those tend to be useful back in my world so it seems.

[ She laughs a bit. ]

Well I did sew the clothing I'm wearing.

[ Hence the uniform. ]

I'm sure I can come up with something, just tell me what you want and I'll try to finish a sample or something.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
What talent! Indeed, if you've created the clothing you're currently wearing, I'm sure you can create anything. Though perhaps I should try locating some fabric first?

[ With a wave of the hand/ ] Well, if you could put together a faerie Queen's costume, I would be most appreciative.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Right! You could try to look for colorful colors while I look for string.

Any colors in mind or can I just choose?

Date: 2012-01-05 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
I can't say I do, honestly. I'm sorry I'm unable to offer more creative direction regarding that.

Regardless, I shall find a variety of fabric for you to choose from. Perhaps green and gold? That's rather faerie-like.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Green and gold huh? It all depends on the shades, because if you pick a nasty green or a really bright gold the colors would end up crashing against each other.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
[ what is colour coordination what do you do with that ]

I see. I shall attempt to locate a vast array of fabric then, so that you may have many shades to choose from.

[ Because he sure as Hell can't do it. ]

Date: 2012-01-05 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Sounds like a plan!

[ Well at least she can handle that much. ]

Say may I ask your name? After all it looks like we'll be seeing each other a lot.

Date: 2012-01-05 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
That it does. [ He raises a brow, realising he's been quite rude to withhold that from her, and yet to ask all these favours of her. His cheeks redden a bit. ]

O-oh yes, um, well, yes, [ Clearing his throat: ] My name is Arthur Kirkland. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, miss . . . ?

Date: 2012-01-05 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] occulter.livejournal.com
Yuki! Yuki Cross! A pleasure to meet you Mr. Kirkland.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eastmontecarlo.livejournal.com
Well, well, Mr. England. We haven't been able to speak just yet, at least not in this place. I trust that you're well? [ The scowl just... it isn't going to affect him. ]

A play sounds like a great idea. Everyone needs a little entertainment now and again; I'll help you with anything that you would like.

Date: 2012-01-05 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Oh dear. Macau. You as well... [ A sigh, and he rubs his hand against his cheek. ] Christ, now I'm almost bloody well sure there's no one left. . . [ Shaking that notion off: ] 'Well' is a subjective state of being, one that I cannot currently say I am in.

Wonderful. Do you have anything specific to offer to the production or shall I just draft you into a role?

Date: 2012-01-05 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eastmontecarlo.livejournal.com
“There is a good dog and a bad dog fighting within each of us. The one that is going to win is the one we feed the most"... Isn't that right?

I'm afraid I'm not quite as skilled at production as Hong Kong is, though I'm not bad at hosting things. Perhaps a narrator?

Date: 2012-01-05 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-west.livejournal.com
[Not something Edmund thinks will ever happen- waking up to grinning faces, that is. Not here. Still, he's thinking it spoke rather low of the man if he can't at least resemble some neutrality before addressing the network. And going on expedition alone isn't really the brightest idea, either. But somehow he thinks this man knows that, or at least he should, so he keeps silent on that, but:] It's a planet, sir. There's bound to be something found.

[Okay, now that's enough. Ed allows himself a fleeting moment of boyhood and wrinkles his nose in distaste- ew, Shakespeare. But then there's a smirk ghosting on his lips and his expression changes. A play was a good idea to "raise the spirits", sure.] And has anyone volunteered yet?

Date: 2012-01-05 02:56 am (UTC)
starspangledhero: (LOUD NOISES)
From: [personal profile] starspangledhero
I CAN HELP!

Date: 2012-01-05 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
I was waiting for you to answer. I'd like you to be my producer for this play; we've had some interesting collaborations in the past in regards to film, I would hope the same would be true with plays. What do you say, Alfred?

[ AKA I'M GIVING YOU A REALLY IMPORTANT POSITION NOW YOU SHOULD GROVEL AND APPRECIATE ME AND WANT TO BE MY FRIEND ]

Date: 2012-01-05 11:25 pm (UTC)
starspangledhero: (I think you'll find that I'm universally)
From: [personal profile] starspangledhero
[ aka AMERICA I NEED YOU TO TURN THIS DUSTY OLD PLAY INTO A BROADWAY MUSICAL. YES ENGLAND I WILL RAIN MY GENEROSITY UPON YOU IN SUCH A STUNNING DISPLAY THAT YOU WILL SURELY BECOME OVERWHELMED WITH RESPECT AND ADORATION FOR ME. AS YOU SHOULD. YOU'RE WELCOME. ]

Right on! See, this is why we me make a great team! [ the unspoken words are "because you come up with ideas and I make them better" ] I've got a lot of theater in me, as ya know, so I'm sure a collaborative play ain't gonna be anything but awesome. And I've got some new stuff on the stage in recent years so I've got some pretty good ideas under my belt. I also saw that movie The Producers so I feel like I've got all the experience I need.

And, if ya don't already have a cast in mind, I've always been complimented for my acting skills. Hint hint.

Date: 2012-01-05 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meilihua.livejournal.com
I guess there are enough people who speak English to watch the play too...Can I help with costumes?

Date: 2012-01-05 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noblemen.livejournal.com
Indeed, it would seem so. The lines are very important, but I assure you, even for those who are unable to comprehend English, the play will be very entertaining.

Yes, in fact, the assistance would be much appreciated! I seem to remember you being quite skilled in crafting garments, are you not, Taiwan?

Date: 2012-01-06 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meilihua.livejournal.com
Well, I try my best anyway! When are we going to start? I should really review the play before I start trying to make costumes!
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