sciencestyle: (don't stop me marty)
"Doc" Emmett L. Brown ([personal profile] sciencestyle) wrote in [community profile] maskormenacelogs2016-03-10 11:08 pm

home wrecks!

WHO: Doc Brown, any and all residents of De Chima 03, and any and all visitors!
WHERE: De Chima 03
WHEN: Various days mid-March
WHAT: House parties, science shop-talk, friendship, awkward negotiations
WARNINGS: None so far!

[It's remarkable how this odd place is starting to feel like home. Doc is still negotiating storage space for a growing hoard of spare parts, largely confined to his bedroom, and he's still coming home in a disco suit at odd hours of the night, but he's content here. Especially now that his best friend is just one house down.

There's always something strange going on here, whether it's a visit, a night of reading, or a small party in the living room. And he wouldn't have it any other way.]

((feel free to PM me for a starter or add your own!))
resoundingpledge: (kiss the rain)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-13 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Komasan's house was full of surprises.

There'd been the security system at the door, and the sensors . . . the ticking of clocks from upstairs, the hum of electronics and the soft whir of fans. Nothing at all like Nonah 005, where she had one of maybe three laptops in the whole house.

It was nice, too. Quiet, this far away from the city's core, and the hardwood felt warm and smooth under her stocking feet. But the biggest surprise by far was Komasan's housemates.

They were really old.

And it shouldn't be that much of a surprise, Komasan was really old too, but it was . . . weird, just a little, to be in a house with adults when she was so used to teenagers.

The knapsack on her back shifts with a metallic clatter as she stops at the door, bowing a bit. ]

Ahh, apologies for intruding like this.

[ Despite the words, it's said in the same tones cheery you'd use for 'hello', or 'nice to meet you'. Her English is edged with a soft Japanese accent. ]

I'm Sumeragi—Kururu Sumeragi, Komasan's friend. This . . . I've never really been to a 'house party' before, but . . . I brought pajamas? And, um . . . hot chocolate, and marshmallows.
resoundingpledge: (service with a smile)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-15 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
It's very nice to meet you too, Mr. Brown.

[ She takes a seat on the couch, setting her backpack down; it drops solidly, another rattle of metal against metal mixing with a soft swush of plastic. ]

Is this the kind of thing your house does a lot?
resoundingpledge: (smile through it)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-17 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ It's . . . a sobering reminder. Her smile doesn't fade, but it doesn't quite reach her eyes anymore, either. ]

Mm. It's . . . been a lot.

Things like these . . . they're a good idea.
resoundingpledge: (hide your heart under the bed)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-26 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
I . . .

I'm sorry, I don't . . . really know much, about films.

[ Or anything. Movies were part of the 'ordinary teenager' skill set, and any points she'd had to put in it had long since been reallocated to theoretical physics and advanced mechanics. ]

I can try? It's not . . . it's really not often enough at all, that I get to work with people here, so . . . mm! If Mr. Brown would like to, I'll definitely try.
superposition: ((see i told you it would work))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-03-14 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[wow excuse u

Being somewhat more familiar with Japan than he is with some other Earth cultures, Qubit recognizes both the accent and the sound of the name. There kind of is a disproportionate number of Japanese people here, isn't there? - Well, once she's been greeted and such, he adds-]

Which name do you go by? [He's guessing surname, but uhhh he wants to be sure which one actually is her surname.]
resoundingpledge: (headpats)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-15 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
[ That . . . catches her off guard, actually, and there's something really genuine about the small smile she gives him after the surprise clears. ]

It's . . . a little of both. 'Sumeragi' is my family name, but we're in America—if you'd like to call me Kururu, it's fine. Most of the people I've met here do.

Could I ask yours?
superposition: ((william hartnell eat your heart out))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-03-18 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sumeragi it is, then especially considering he's like twice her age. He nods once.]

It's Qubit. I think we've spoken before, haven't we? Back at the end of January.

[New Zealand. I mean theoretically he was along on that mission too except for acute mun failure so idk /wibbly wobbly handy wavey. At any rate, he has personal interest in fellow technopaths, so her powers stood out to him.]
resoundingpledge: (tech specs)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-19 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
Qubit . . . ?

[ It takes her just a moment; it's always different to hear a name you've only really read spoken aloud. ]

Ah! The geocryption algorithm!! Mm, I remember!

Mr. Qubit, the security system here . . . is that your work too?
superposition: ((assume i know something you don't))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-03-25 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[He smiles almost as a reflex, leaning back in the chair and tenting his fingers. For all that he makes a point of not seeking praise for his work, when it's offered he's a glutton for it.]

It is. You like it?
resoundingpledge: (what you feel is what you are)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-26 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She nods, leaning forward a bit and glancing toward one of the almost invisible motion sensors. ]

I do! It has the same . . . mm, kind of . . . understated elegance?

The parts people need to use are really simple to understand, and the parts they don't . . . it's like they're not there to worry them at all, almost. It's really seamless, and it's not overdone but you don't have any blind spots, either . . .

It's really good work.
superposition: ((the implications))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-03-28 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's not exactly the type of wording he was expecting to hear - when people describe his work, it's usually with angular terms like "efficient" and "practical" and "okay but why did you make six of them." "Elegant" isn't a descriptor he hears as often.]

Thank you. [But now he's curious...] You mentioned your powers have an auditory component, right? So you're actually "hearing" how it works?
resoundingpledge: (nothing much important)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-04-02 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahh . . . it's not . . . quite like that.

[ He's not the only one facing unfamiliar terms. Calling her abilities 'powers' when there were so many incredible people here, capable of things she'd never even imagined possible . . . some of her friends could turn into birds now. To say nothing of people who could call fire and lightning, or ones who could move things with nothing but their mind and will . . .

It didn't feel like it was on the same scale at all. ]

I've just . . . been around a lot of security systems. It's just part of the background in the house, right now. You have a lot of electronics here, and clocks . . . the place I've been staying hardly has any, so it's . . . really different.
monge: Answer: All of them (🍦|| [Human] How many hug icons do I need)

[personal profile] monge 2016-03-23 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh hey, it's Komasan's friend! Komasan knows her!

Maybe he should've told his friends that, yes, he lives with a bunch of older men. Older men who were a lot smarter than he was and a little more civilized than a bunch of rowdy teenagers with too much freedom. But that's just it, Komasan didn't really...see that. As far as he's concerned, all these people fall into one category: They're his friends.

And in his perfect world, all his friends should be friends with each other, regardless of age or maturity or fuck boy levels.]

You made it, zura!!

[Compared to her polite introduction, Komasan's welcome is much more lively. As in, he doesn't hesitate to run over and wrap his arms around her in a big hug.

This is how we do things in Castle Komasan.

...Please don't tell anyone he calls it Castle Komasan.]
resoundingpledge: (there with you)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-03-27 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
[ But Castle Komasan is such a wonderful name . . .

Not as wonderful as Komasan's hugs, though. It's always so different when he's human, too . . . Kururu herself is Maya's height, so she actually needs to look up when he's close, but with hugs all that matters is his shoulder under her cheek, his arms around her and the rhythm of his heartbeat blending with her own.

A little shyly, she rests her hands under his shoulder blades, hugging him back. ]

I wouldn't miss it! Not when it's your invitation . . .

Is there anything I can help with, here?
monge: (🍦|| [Human] wow okay not allowed)

[personal profile] monge 2016-03-28 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh. Wow. For the guy who just ran up and hugged a person without thinking about it, Komasan's caught off guard by how close the hug suddenly becomes. Feeling someone rest their head against him, someone's hands on his back, you'd have to feel pretty comfortable with someone to do something like that. He doesn't...mind, and living with Maya has slowly taught him to not make horrible high-pitched noises when it comes to dealing with girls, but he still can't help but second guess this idea. Back home, he wouldn't even dream of doing something like this.

So he tries to take his mind off it.]

Huh? You don't have to help with anything, you're the guest, zura.

[And yet despite how he's trying to "take his mind off it," he still doesn't let go. Which is probably due to him just being a doofus per usual than him wanting to draw out this hug as long as he can.]
resoundingpledge: (what you feel is what you are)

[personal profile] resoundingpledge 2016-04-03 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ Where for her it's just . . . nice. It feels like comfort and welcome and a little bit like safety, almost—not that that should be strange, he is a komainu . . .

But more than that, right now . . . he's her friend. ]


[ She's the one who pulls back a bit first, hands sliding from his back to his sides—no matter how nice, it's a little bit hard to talk that close. ]

It's not much, but I brought some hot chocolate, and marshmallows . . . for your house, even if no one wants any tonight.