Komasan ([personal profile] monge) wrote in [community profile] maskormenacelogs2016-05-15 02:34 pm

The Dog Days of Summer

WHO: Komasan + YOU!
WHERE: De Chima 003
WHEN: Sunday May 15th, after "New Capes on the Block" finishes
WHAT: It's Dog Day! ...Except not really. Komasan's throwing a party to celebrate the wonders of dogs. (Sorry roomies)
WARNINGS: None I can think of, will add some if things change

[Early Sunday morning, imPorts all over the country will be receiving a very...excitable text message.]

You and your dog are invited to celebrate DOG DAY at De Chima's house 003 this evening for fun, snacks, and plenty of games of fetch! Everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged friend for one big doggy playdate! Please come around back into the yard and please avoid the shed.


[Considering the formatting and lack of horrible spelling and grammar, Komasan probably got help writing this out.]


[Should people choose to head over to this made up holiday celebration, guests will be greeted to Komasan's decked out backyard that may or may not have had to be cleaned up after random acts of science. Most of the decorations are the sort of things you'd expect from a children's birthday party, like balloons or cheap streamers with pictures of dogs on them. It's Komasan, what were you expecting?

So what can you do at a party like this?!]


[For those who may have wanted to come early and help Komasan set up, he'll be found in his kitchen baking a good number of cakes. Baking a cake is no problem, but he never realized how hard it is to make so many in a short time. Not only does he have to account for people's variety of tastes, but he also has to set up dog-safe pastries for his canine brethren.

If you do decide to help in this noble task, he'll be in human form for optimal can-actually-reach-stuff-on-the-counters height, so uh...surprise to anyone who hasn't seen that before. Just be sure to knock first before entering, Qubit's security system is...well, let's just say good.]


[The snack table may be decorated in tacky dollar store decorations, but it's large and has a good number of delicious treats for people to snack on while they mingle. As mentioned earlier, there's different flavors of cakes as well as small plates of dog-friendly snacks for your pets, as well as a variety of simple finger foods for you to choose from.

Best of all, there's a bunch of different ice creams in a cooler set up to the side, all cartons Komasan brought from his job as an "unusual ice cream flavor designer." So among the classic chocolates and vanillas, people may find interesting flavors such as "cucumber lime," or "bubble tea," or one that's simply labeled "space."]


[The main celebration, the yard is large enough for everyone's pet to run around and play in. There will be a good number of toys, a tiny baby pool filled with shallow water for dogs to splash in, and a single box. It's literally just a box. There's only so much Komasan can afford, okay?

Although Komasan is a little too sentient to be frolicking with the rest of them, guests may spot his weird pet roomba rolling around in the yard, chasing after balls. How it's not getting its tires caught in the grass is anyone's guess.

If someone's dog can't play nice with others or misbehaves too much (Seriously, he's really trusting you guys with that snack table open around so many animals), they'll be put in doggy time out in a little pen off to the side.]


[The main focus of the party is, of course, the dogs, but other things are bound to come up.]

[[ooc: This is a mingle style log, so feel free to tag around! Komasan will try his hardest to greet anyone who shows up. The text he sends in the morning is a mass text, so your character didn't have to ICly talk to him during his post or even know him to be invited! Other pets are welcomed as well.]]
superposition: ((william hartnell eat your heart out))

Qubit | OTA

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-17 02:01 am (UTC)(link)

[That morning]

[Ah, Sunday. A nice, quiet day off. (Well... quiet is relative, but Kepler and Christmas are behaving a little for once, so.) Qubit's just settled in with some coffee and going over recent news and data when he gets a message from Komasan. Which... is a little weird since he's literally like two rooms away, but he goes ahead and checks it, and...

Oh, GΓΈd. Seriously? He turns around and calls into the hallway-]

[One way or another, it's too early for this.]


[Somehow, though, you just know he's going to get roped into helping with this. Largely in the kitchen, but he can lend a hand as needed elsewhere as well. Feel free to pester him.]

[The Yard]

[Despite what you might think about engineers and cats, Qubit's very much a dog person. He'll even field a round of Fetch every now and again. However, the puppies in residence - four months old and still getting bigger every day - are not very good at Fetch. They sort of do whatever they feel like, and will sometimes even run off with the ball while other dogs are trying to fetch it. Christmas, the girl, is a little better at playing with others, but little boy Kepler is keen on proving he's top dog in this house. Neither of them is particularly well-trained - Doc's been making a valiant attempt, but they've still barely got the hang of Sit. So, uh, sorry for them in advance.

Qubit spends more of the evening socializing with guests (and their dogs) over the course of the evening. Dogs are great conversation starters, after all.]

So who's this? [- he asks, crouching (if needed) to try and pet them.]


[Catch him playin' with doges or whatever you feel like~]
Edited 2016-05-17 02:02 (UTC)
superposition: (The devil will find work)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-18 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, he's smiling, anyway! It is 100% not a genuine smile at all!]

I did! You're throwing a party! ... Today! Here!

[He points downward on "here," raising an eyebrow. Please explain, is what he's trying to imply.]
superposition: (And why?)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-30 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
[Rubs his forehead with a few fingers. He's not exactly mad, but he's decidedly annoyed.]

You know what I mean. You couldn't have sprung this on us a little sooner? How long have you been planning it?
Edited 2016-05-30 03:18 (UTC)
superposition: (For idle hands to do)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-30 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
... Komasan, "dog days" is an expression. It just refers to the hottest part of the year.
superposition: ((tight-lipped))

[personal profile] superposition 2016-05-30 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
[Shrug.] I didn't come up with it. Anyway, at least you've got days. There's no "cat days of winter" or any such nonsense that I've ever heard of. [Sips his coffee.]
superposition: (What difference does it make?)

[personal profile] superposition 2016-06-02 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[Aaaaaaaand now he has coffee up his nose, thanks Komasan. After sputtering for a second, he pinches the bridge of his nose.]

That's not - [cough] Look, that's beside the point. The point is, next time you decide to throw a party, please give the rest of us a few days' warning, all right?