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nepetaleijon ([personal profile] nepetaleijon) wrote2016-10-13 10:41 pm

[Conversations with Dead People] there's a point to all this dreaming

There's been a chill in the air these past nights, increasing steadily. The enchanted forest below Nepeta's mountain cave is turning all the colors of fire, including some that require burning some very complicated chemical salts.

Inside the cave it's warm, though. Nepeta is flopped contentedly on a pile of plush stuffed animals, tapping at her tablet and kicking her heels idly in the air above her. She's got a fresh pot of tea, and she's got a plate of cheese toasts ... and she's got company.
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-14 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Dave is staring up at her shipping wall. "i'm telling you nepeta you add a little compression to this and it would be a work of fucking art

"not that it isn't already but like this is function over form here. you could make this hella ironic i see lots of possibility"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-14 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
"nah you just have to dig down into the depths of the internet where the really weird fanfic lives and then you'll understand"

He floats a little to get a better look at the top.

"is that cordelia. who's the dude with the braid

"okay never mind you have apparently risen above me in the realm of irony i bow down to the fucking queen there is no way aradia and your horse diamonds dude hooked up"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-14 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
"man i really thought she had better taste"

A pause.

"i mean uh not that you have shitty taste in romance partners i just wouldn't

"fuck

"just tell me doesn't do the sweating thing with you or do you have a pile made of towels"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-14 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"i dunno i think i kinda have an idea

"but you trolls always are bringing new and exciting ways to fuck up romance to the table so maybe you could still surprise me"


He drops back down to hover just above the ground.

"oh wait never mind my last fuck to give just flew out the window. pchooo there it goes poor thing's probably gonna freeze to death out there in the wild"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-16 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
"it would get messy if my non-existent fucks tried to drink tea since they'd spill it all over the goddamn floor

"then again it would probably do that if i tried it too so i shouldn't be so discriminatory"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-16 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
"uh 'cause i'm a fucking ghost??"

Dave tilts his head and watches her.

"did you forget or something"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-16 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
"the ghost club isn't exactly exclusive around here you're a member too and you're behind on your club dues

"i wonder if there's a treasurer of the ghost club fuck i wonder if there's a vice president now there's a shitty job"


Dave shakes his head.

"then again i've gotta be at least double dead so i'm not really sure what's up or why i'm still here like

"existing

"sort of anyway. are you dreaming"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-16 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
"sorry," Dave says.

"how long have i been gone"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-16 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
"I've never really been clear on how all that shit works especially since you're not even in the game right now. there are so many useless options it's amazing. this could be a dreambubble and i'm just like a weird memory. maybe ghosts that don't die in the game can still float around and visit. maybe this is just a normal goddamn dream you're having that would be crazy"

He shrugs. "it's cool this isn't a mystery that needs solving we can just chill"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-16 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"you are killing me with the anticipation here i can hardly stand it

"don't test to see if a dude can triple die from this level of pure excitement it's too cruel"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-19 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Dave's dubious squint isn't quite visible behind his glasses in the low light of the cave. But when in Rome...

"i'm a little rusty," he says. "it was pretty much courtblock drama all day every day with terezi and that was like more than a year ago even without the time fuckery around here

"i am the rustiest bicycle of roleplaying right now. some asshole left me out in the rain all night and didn't even put a plastic bag over the fucking seat."
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-19 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
"okay i am not actually roleplaying as a goddamn bicycle i'd just like to get that out there"

There's a pause.

"unless it's a tandem bicycle. with racing stripes

"fuck no okay save us from ourselves and give me scenario here"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-19 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
"i'm not usually the lead when it comes to this stuff"

Jade and Terezi would drag him into it, and he would complain endlessly, but go along with it almost every time.

"more like the obnoxious sidekick"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-19 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Dave blinks. that does seem like something i'd say

"or something karkat would say"


Mentioning Karkat brings back the memory of their sojourn in the cells, and his late night ramblings.

"oh shit yes and you're captain of the sneaky fucks"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-19 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"hell yes"

Dave pulls a piece of blue chalk out of one of his pockets. He finds a blank area of the wall and begins filling in a star field and some space ships that likely bear no resemblance to any troll ship ever built. Especially since they have horns.

"okay so here's the enemy formation"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-20 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
"you're the lead on this mission," he says. "give us some details what are we working with here

"this had better not be another infiltration only mission captain my men are getting restless and pretty soon they're just gonna start beating the crap out of each other to get some relaxation"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-20 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
"fuck wait hang on i need my motivation in this scene what am i commander of"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-20 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
"if i'm representing humanity in this i guess it's gotta be the ragtag band of fuck-ups that's pretty standard in situations like this you gotta fit the theme and get some man against himself in there"

Dave nods.

"right okay show me your flight path so we can distract all those motherfuckers while you make your grand entrance"

He starts adding in a transport ship for their side, hidden behind what is probably a moon. Its engines may be a little...phallic.
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-21 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
"shit i have got that fucking covered if you add in bad skateboarding and irony it's all julie andrews up in that bitch

"raindrops on roses and rap-offs with kittens making distractions and giving ass-kickings are my favorite fucking things"


He's drawing a planet now, sketching in clouds and oceans. "what is your final target captain"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-21 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
"that is hella bold"

Dave gives her a dramatically stern look.

"is your team really ready for a mission this critical to our final success we don't have room for any fuck ups this is srs bsns"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-21 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
"don't forget captain you're rolling with knights now danger is our goddamn middle name

"also obnoxious

"and dead sexy

"basically our names won't fit in web forms or on credit cards because we're so fucking badass"


Dave puts his chalk away and sits back on his heels to take a look at their battle plan.

"besides," he says, rapid fire boasting fading into something almost solemn. "we're more expendable"
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[personal profile] stridersgonnastride 2016-10-24 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
"yeah sure i know it feels so empty without me"

Dave's voice is fading into a quiet murmur, and the colors of his god tier outfit are draining away, becoming gray and muted.

"make it count captain we're only gonna get one shot at this"