You did it! Yes, we have reached the payment threashold for the annual domain name fee. As always, thank you to those of you who donated. I never think to have you put on your character names on the donation form somewhere so I could list you here, but you know who you are. Anyhow, thanks again! And Happy Palla Grande... er... I mean, Halloween!Located 20 minutes outside the Necropolis, MO, city limits. Situated on the shores of Lake Smithville, Shadows Bar has gotten quite the reputation and the locals have dubbed it as a place that "caters to the strange and unusual." All denizens of the World of Darkness are welcome here.
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Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): *A Harley Rental pulls into the lot, parks and the helmet pulled off. Other than the helmet, the rider had no gear. She might not recognize him right away, he's dressed for the cooler weather of the season and less flamboyantly for the region. He's got the more rugged Lumberjack look with the frame and muscles to fill it out like a proper outdoors man before the hipsters took over. Blue and black checkered flannel shirt over a white tee, bluejeans and brown hiking boots. His hair is still shaved at the sides and pulled back in that knotted and braided sort of mohawk. He's taking out his earrings though and the beardlet has been trimmed. He's still tanned looking and his demeanor is eternally cheerful. The only clue it's him and that there's any relation to a certain jackass is his height of 6'3". He sure spots her.* Hey hey, what a day! lookin swell. *He steps on up with open arms for a hug**
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): ((bah. lost my color))
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: She has no idea what he will be arriving in... or on. Naturally she checks out the bike -and- its rider. Rayne cant help grinning a bit, then she realizes that it's him and blinks. Not letting off any embarrassment, because really.. why be embarrassed for checking someone out? She pushes off the hood of her car and stands to her full 5'5". A bit apprehensive at the instant hugging but decides there is nothing wrong with that. "yer sure lookin' great. Almost didnt recognize ya."
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): *She gets a firm, but warm hug, slightly smelling of cars and dust. When he lets go he's grinning that eye crinkle smile* You too. Yer hair's longer. Let's say we get some chow and chew the fat. *his accent is still very Californian, he sounds almost too out of place if it weren't for how Luke speaks*
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: "Im thinking of putting in dreads.. have to test everything at least once.. i guess." She grins and shrugs. "Food sounds like a great idea." Rayne steers her steps toward the restaurant. "So.. what conventions is it that draws you here?"
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): Porn. *he answers easily.* Got a booth on the fetish end. Dreads are fun, but takes a lot of maintenance. I tried em. Like you said, everything least once right? *he gets the door for her and will wave a friendly greeting to the diner staff, who warm to him immediately* Two please!
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: "Oh.. right.. " Rayne blinks at that but doesnt comment further. She nods at the thing about dreads, she's seen the way Luke cares for his and they are the real deal. "If i dont like them i can always remove them." While he is an outward personality, she takes the low key road, trying to not get noticed. With Jareth as company, that might be hard.
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): *they get seated where it might not be the best view but it's quiet. Somewhere in between the breakfast and lunch rush. Jer will order a large breakfast and a hot chocolate. Rayne can place her order and they should have some time to catch up before food arrives** So whatcha been up to?
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: Rayne will order pancakes, simple and good. While she ponders the hot chocolate, she chooses tea instead. "Me?.. learning from my adventures in the Redwoods. Experimenting with my... eh.. skills.. " She sits comfortably leaned back, watching him.
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): Cool, cool. Lookin to join a club yet? that's why ya wanted to hang? Get the lo-down on the stats n see if it suits? *he's leaned back comfortably as well, more like draped in that small chair than sitting.* Guessin here's not the place to getall specific, but I think we're pretty easy to describe in general terms. Leass I can tell you what meaning I found in it.
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: "That is exactly why I wanted to meet up. Get more information. There are a few clubs that feel more right than others... " Eyes scan him, his draped style on the chair. Without even knowing it she is checking his strengths and weaknesses. She has no intention of tricking him, seducing him or try to beat him up, but it is what she does. Assess... "Please do tell.. you sure seem relaxed and happy.. " Said with an amused smile.
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): *He's strength seems obvious as his muscles.Weaknesses...... his cheerful disposition? Hard to tell so early on* Well, I wouldn't have picked Joybringers unless I was interested in bringin joy. Guess that's my thang. Makin people's days, brightening things up. Life ain't all doom an gloom. Sure, shit sucks and right now there's all this bad stuff, but sometimes there's good to be found around iffn ya look. Can't see the stars till it's dark out right? *he shrugs casually* An that's all I do. Juss point em out to peeps that need remindin. Even war has it's R n R. It works for me.
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: It is hard not to smile at his enthusiasm. He sounds like Luke. Rayne is not going to say she wouldnt fit in, because if she decides to, she will. "That is a very good way to look on life. How is it that it always seems to end up being about sex..?" Not at all seeming embarrassed to ask that, but genuinely curious. "I mean.. i can understand why.. but.. is that all there is?"
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): *he grins and shrugs again* Universal ain't it? Sex fels good, doing things that makes people feel good tends to involve sex at some point. But that's not all it's about, just one part of it. Sometimes it's just... you know. tellin someone they're beautiful and that it's ok to cry. Bein that shoulder for em, an then afterwards a hug feels even better. Human connection is a big part. The world can feel so huge and people so small an alone, but then someone else comes along and suddenly things in common turn out to have a whole community to belong to. From Sex fetishists to ... comic book geekery to... I dunno... stamp collecting.
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: The more he tells, the wider her smile becomes. "That sounds a lot better.. Doesnt HAVE to be about sex.. " She casually lets her gaze wander the place. Also a habit she thought she had put aside, but apparently not. Always check for ways out and people who might be either targets or enemies. She emitts a slight chuckles at herself. "What about the substances.. same thing there I guess?"
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): Yup! I was tellin Kev-meister once cuz he was askin me bout this stuff, like how we keeps our brains fulla marbles an I was tellin him how the drugs n stuff can help, but they're just what opens to door, yaknow? Anythin that gets you thinkin in a different way, opens up the senses to new things, it's all about what gets you there than what It is. Disclaimer though, gotta be careful with the mind-bending chemicals cuz sometimes the only thing keepin us tethered to ourselves is conscious will. No consciousness, no will. Wouldn't wanna go space hoppin and lose yer umbilical, roit? Bungee jumpin needs a bungee.
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: The laughter bubbles out of her as she leans her head back. "Kev-meister.. ? Hah!" But she listens to his words with an increasingly serious look in her eyes, even if the smile stays. "yeah.. no consciousness, no will.. I know. But sometimes help is needed to relax or see things in new ways.. I agree with that. Im just a bit.. careful with it all. I was pretty stuck before i ... saw things clearly."
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): Yup yup. It happens. You been Open long? *right then the food arrives and it smells delicious. Their drinks are nice n hot.*
Rayne ~Tesla~ Preston: "I dunno.. half a year.. Im still a baby." Rayne grins at that and goes quiet when their food arrives. "oooh.. this seems delicious.. !" Her stomach growls in anticipation.
Jareth (Diner scene - welcome): Awww... *Bright smile in his blue eyes* but an adorable one. Dun worry kiddo, yer in a good spot to learn the ropes. *then he chirps as he gets a napkin tucked in as a bib* Wooty woot! food is goot. (AANNNND PAUSE)