BULiK Posted June 23, 2022 Share Posted June 23, 2022 (edited) OOC: Had the post 90% done, but then I was searching for track with vibes and then my mind found a track that caused my brain to do this and then I :stemmer:'d and rewrote the entire thing on a whim in only thrice the time! IC: Nichou [Ga-Koro, Streets] SOUND EFFECT: Record scratch, indicative of it being time for something entirely different. MUSIC CUE: "We'll Meet Again" by The Ink Spots. Slightly funny in a fourth wall context to some, but importantly they write straight bangers of slow moody vibes that fit, and the real reason is I'm sleep deprived, high on posting energy, and going through a Better Call Saul withdrawal. Hey, that rhymes! EXT. GREAT TAKEA - EVENING A LARGE GROUP OF MATORAN and other assorted PLAYER CHARACTERS are loosely assembled on one of Ga-Koro's lilypads. RANOK, SIGRUS, TOA TIMAK, and AURAX discuss a quest, but they are hardly audible, as we slowly pan and zoom to the subject of this post: the Onu-Matoran NICHOU, who has reached out to give the Fa-Matoran NALE a handshake. The BOOMING VOICE of the FAKE SCREENPLAY NARRATOR gets OLD QUICKLY but it's AMUSING to write. From over NALE's shoulder, we see the confused face of the carpenter. It becomes clear that he is confused by the Fa-Matoran's utterly frozen expression. She is apparently struck by an inexplicable embarrassment. The COURIER NEW font makes it look official which makes it FUNNIER. NALE "Oh, Nale." She laughs nervously and places a hand on her chest. Nichou's outstretched arm doesn't waver as he silently watches and awaits her response to the offer. I also BOOSTED the FONT SIZE to make the post BIGGER and thus BETTER. NALE "Nah-ley." Now it's Nichou who looks somewhat embarrassed. Nale was a simple name, and he bungled it thoughtlessly. He winces and gives a reassuring smile as Nale begins to trip over her words. NICHOU (Thoughts) At least I got that mistake out of the way immediately... NALE (CONT'D) (Faintly, muffled to the audience) "I’m really a friend of Eita and Nara’s (no relation) but I wouldn’t mind getting to know Lekua better, I guess…” SLOW, LONG ZOOM as Nichou politely smiles and nods along as he listens, although confusion is etched around his optics because Nale's train of thought appears more disrupted than the stylistic inconsistencies of this post. Nale continues to leave Nichou's handshake unacknowledged, but he is not frustrated, as he knows that it is not out of disrespect, but because there is evidently a lot on her mind. NICHOU (Thoughts) There is a lot going on... CUT to Nale's optics drifting their focus away from Nichou for a time. Perhaps she isn't tuning out the bustle behind Nichou as well as he was. FOCUS SHIFT from a close up of Nichou to several feet behind him, where RANOK, SIGRUS, TIMAK, and KANOHI loudly discuss something that looks and feels more important. The carpenter's optics dart in that direction momentarily - as Nale has proven, optical contact is overrated anyways - but his gaze shifts back towards Nale when his peripheral vision alerts him that she has done the same. He continues to listen carefully towards the end of the word salad, understanding the intent without necessarily understanding how the order of the words she says actually make that point. NICHOU (Thoughts, faintly) That commotion is why I messed up her name in the first place, after all... NALE (CONT'D) (Louder than before) "...not that-I mean-I'd be fine getting to know you too. Or, yeah. No!" Nichou looks just about ready to turn around and look at the companions, as if he was getting this awkward feeling that he was missing something important behind him or that his buddies were waiting on him, but then SUDDENLY: END MUSIC CUE. By this point you either have dark mode on or you're very persistent. BEGIN MUSIC CUE: BRAZIL APPROVED BEATS Nale grabs Nichou's hand and shakes it vigorously while her run on sentence coalesces into an obvious question: SMASH CUT TO STANDARD POST FORMATTING AS THE BIT HAS BECOME DRAWN OUT BY THIS POINT. “Sorry. Your name is…?” He blinked, proper nouns evading his train of thought momentarily. His name is...? "Nichou." What else was there to say? Uh oh. That meant a pause! Better fill it with something! Preferably something witty! "But if you want to, you can mispronounce or misspell it without consequence," he grinned. He raised the index finger on his left hand. Apparently, they were still shaking hands as if both of them had forgotten how long that was supposed to continue. "Once." Edited June 23, 2022 by BULiK snapped the editor in twain like bane did batman. I am its master now. 9 Quote Visit www.BZPRPG.com to view my project of archiving BZPower's RPGs, and also access the BZPower Roleplaying Wiki BZPRPG Profiles - Ghosts Of Bara Magna Profiles Exo-Force RPG Profiles - Six Kingdoms: Apocalypse (Knichou, Berys, Arnex, The Taku, Exuze) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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