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Jul. 4th, 2020 04:28 pm
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In this desert land, I know some rain must fall. )
Taylor Townsend
James Wilson
Wesley Crusher


Feb. 28th, 2014 08:21 pm
anunluckypenny: [rapture inside of me] (Default)
You know what it's like to feel like you've always been somewhere, even if you haven't? That's what I feel like. The City's felt like home since the first day, just about, and all of you are this giant extended family. What I'm getting at is that leaving is definitely not my favorite thing, which is so weird because I get to be alive and go wherever I want. That should basically trump everything else, right? But leaving means making a new home, and I like the one I've had here.

I remember coming here. It was January and I'd just died at home, so I looked like an extra in a horror movie. Steve Rogers, you were the first person I talked to, and you showed me to the Welcome Center. I might as well admit that I had a huge crush on you for... well, I still do, a little, but I'm really, really happy for you and Bucky. I met Wilson and Rosella and Curt and Lucy and Chase and Raikov, and you all remembered me from the last time I was here--or they remembered the other me that was here. Stephen and Euphie did, too. I don't know how that works, exactly. It was strange, and it only got stranger when Euphie told me that I started the Welcome Center. There was even a box of things I'd left behind. I still have all of it. It doesn't feel quite right, since I'm not sure that I'm the same Penny as the Penny they belonged to, but who lets a gorgeous violin go to waste?

That's something I plan on doing more in the future. Violin-playing. Painting, too. Things've been so busy that I forgot how to have hobbies there for a while.

What I really want to say is thank you. I freaked out a couple of times and there were always friends to talk me down or give me vegan comfort food or take me out to get my mind off of things. When I was lost in the City-Desert, Dean--not the one who's here now, the other one--came roaring in with that car of his and saved me from a two-headed worm thing, and when I was handcuffed to a drunk pervert--no offense to Peter, that's just the truth--a bunch of you convinced me not to do anything crazy like cut my hand off. When I thought I was back in high school, you guys were friendly even though I was more spastic than normal. That one time I thought I was a working lady at a saloon? Yeah. There are a lot of people I should thank for not taking me up on my business offers. I drank tea that turned me into a complete jerk and everyone forgave me. And then all of the times I've been totally overwhelmed by newcomers or visitors and didn't have enough people on board to help, it seemed like almost everyone was willing to lend a hand. And Yin? I don't think anyone's ever been as willing to help out as much as you. I really appreciate that.

And this last October... things were really bad there for a while. Thank you for sticking with me.

I want to say something to everyone I know, but then this would last forever and I might miss someone and that'd be awful, so I'm going to find everyone who's still here so I can tell you how great you are and how much I've liked getting to know--or re-know--you. Or you can come to me. Either way, try not to leave without saying goodbye? There're too many times in life when we don't get a chance to say goodbye. I don't want to waste this one.

Take care of yourselves (especially you, Jimmy). Never stop finding a reason to smile even when things get rough, and remember that everything happens. Good, bad--everything, and none of it lasts forever. So really enjoy the good things when you have them, and tell yourself that the bad things'll improve eventually. Don't be afraid to love, even when it hurts.

That's about all I know. If you're staying, I know things can only get better from here on out.

If you're leaving, be safe and be happy, wherever your door takes you.

anunluckypenny: [suddenly I feel this glow] (Smile: Pleased)
[video, early on Saturday]

Hey there, everyone who's visiting! I really hope you're having a good time and finding everyone you want to find.

If anyone needs anything at all, there's a building just off the main square--you know, where the door and the fountain are--called the Welcome Center. Just look for the big blue sign. I've got a bunch of coats and shoes if you didn't bring your parka with you, there's food--courtesy of the Blue Light, which is a really great place--and I can hook you up with a bed since this looks like you'll all be here a couple of days.

And if you don't really need anything, it's totally okay to drop by and hang out. There're chairs and central heating, and I'll have hot chocolate and tea standing by.

Take care, and try to stay warm!

Korra, Yin? If you guys hear this, don't worry about coming in, okay?

[action options]

Friday, February 14th
[The first day is always kind of chaotic, and folks who come by the Welcome Center might have to search long and hard for Penny as she runs around the City to get everything together. The Center's doors will be open whether or not she's there. Handwritten signs taped to walls and cabinet doors will encourage visitors to make themselves at home and help themselves to anything they need. Don't go up the stairs, though! There's a door at the top with a sign requesting that it stay shut. There aren't any Valentine's Day decorations, but the chocolates left out on counter tops and side tables make up for that, right?

Anyone who does manage to track Penny down might find her friendly enthusiasm a bit forced.]

Saturday, February 15th through Sunday, February 16th
[Everything is in order and Penny will be around, ready to help or chat. Don't want to talk? That's cool, too! There're hot drinks and snacks on hand, and loitering in the common room is more than encouraged. Want some privacy? The Youth Center (currently serving as a hostel for interdimensional travelers), conveniently located a couple of City blocks away, offers that. Just ask Penny for directions and keys.

Or, you know, talk to her. She really does like talking to people, friends and strangers alike.]

anunluckypenny: [rapture inside of me] (CURSE)
[This is not a curse that Penny has experienced before (as far as she can remember). She has no excuse to skip work for the day since she lives directly above a stockpile of clothes for all sexes and sizes, so the Welcome Center is open as usual on Saturday. Should anyone come in, they may find themselves talking to a short, slight man who looks nothing at all like Prince Harry.

Penny is tempted to post to the network to see how everyone else is faring but, halfway through the morning, she decides against it. If she doesn't let everyone in the world know that she's a guy today, she can do something that she's always wanted to do after the Center closes: go to the gay bar.

And so she does, putting on some of the nicer clothes folded up in boxes in the closet and heading for the Wolf's Den that evening. Nothing was preventing her from going to the bar as a woman, of course, but this is better. Penny frequently finds herself attracted to men who turn out to be gay; maybe, as a man, she can make this work. Not that she's looking for a hookup with a stranger or anything, she just--

Okay, she's totally open to it, but surely it's not bad to use a curse to assuage some of the crippling loneliness that comes with going to bed alone basically every night. (Oddly enough, the only times she doesn't end up alone in bed are all, to some extent, curse-related. This is not a pattern that Penny has failed to notice.)]



Dec. 11th, 2013 09:38 pm
anunluckypenny: [please give me a chance to catch my breath] (Thank you)
[Penny needs help. She wants a date and she can't for the life of her seem to find one, so she does the only sensible thing.

She phones a friend.

And this is where the network device clicks on. The scene: Lucy's place. The players:
Penny, dressed in her usual less-than-flattering cardigan, and Lucy, looking just as amazing as always. They look like they're on the verge of a musical montage.]

Is it seriously as easy as wearing different clothes?

[ Clearly a make-over was the obvious solution. Lucy had invited Penny over, made piña coladas in the blender, and put on some pop dance music. Lucy takes a sip of her piña colada and shrugs in response to Penny's question. ]

Different clothes, different shoes and some make-up. Yeah. It's really that easy. Even smart boys are powerless in the face of a short skirt and a pair of heels.

[ Yes, that was a reference to her own genius boyfriend. Sorry. It's true. Lucy grabs a handful of dresses and shoves them at Penny. ]

Go try one on then come out and let me see.

[ Cue the appropriate
music for a montage! ]

No wonder I can't get a date. I always thought guys looked for, like... a nice smile, or a good personality.

[She takes the dresses and, yes, there's actually a montage. It's the City. Things like this happen sometimes. Penny comes out in a couple of dresses that are so-so before finding
the winner. She tugs on the hem uncomfortably.]

I don't look skanky, do I?

[ There is appropriate gasping at the final choice. ]

Penny, you are a hottie. There is no skank here.

[ Lucy retrieves a pair of black high, high heels to go with the dress and steers her toward the vanity to put makeup on her. ]

They're going to drool on your feet. Boys that is. Maybe a couple of girls.

[Penny is no stranger to high heels, but there are high.]

There's no way that'll happen. I'm not a people-drooling-at-my-feet kind of person.

[It doesn't take Lucy long to do Penny's
hair and makeup thanks to the power of makeover music. It's amazing what mascara and a curling iron will do. Penny takes a moment to study Lucy's work in the mirror.]

That's... different. I can hardly tell it's me. [But she smiles, kind of liking what she sees.] There's got to be a part two to this finding a date thing. Do we go out? Where do we go? What do I do?

[ Lucy is obviously pleased with her work. ]

We go out. We have drinks. We kiss each other for free drinks. We dance. You underestimate your hotness. There could be drooling.

That really works? The kissing thing?

[ That makes Lucy laugh. ]

Like a charm. [ She holds her hand out to Penny ] Come on. We'll kiss. We'll drink. I'll show you.

[The feed (intentional or not, who knows!) ends. Penny and Lucy can be found at any semi-reputable bar your character might care to find them at. Yes, there will be drinking and dancing and kissing. After all, Lucy is showing Penny how to woo.]

[ooc: Penny, Lucy. Bump into one or both of them wherever, comment, whatever!]

anunluckypenny: [rapture inside of me] (Cursed: Young)
Penny is a fifth year student in the Hufflepuff House. She's muggle-born (although her parents, sadly, are deceased) and not particularly talented in any certain subject. Her shyness and quiet, gentle personality make her blend into the background, which hasn't led to much in the way of popularity.

She enjoys her various art classes, Divination, and Care of Magical Creatures. Penny has a way with animals and likes to spend time with them whenever possible... even if they're not her animals. She's always eager to help other students, even when she isn't terribly helpful. Her control of magic leaves something to be desired.

Penny has awful luck when it comes to her peers. She's lonely and doesn't know how to go about making good friends or finding a boyfriend. Finding a boyfriend is really important to her. Maybe if she attends enough Quidditch matches, one of the handsome players will notice her.


Nov. 4th, 2013 07:34 pm
anunluckypenny: [every drop of rain] (Nervous)
[Penny has been MIA since October thirteenth. Close friends and workers at the Centers knew about the first disappearance, when she stayed in the hospital until the twenty-third.

Fewer people know about her second disappearance. Suffice it to say, she never returned to work after the first visit.]

Last month was awful. I'm sure plenty of people're still recovering from it... and maybe there're a few who won't ever get over it completely. If you're one of those people, don't hate yourself for not being able to put everything behind you. What's important is that you're still here.

What I mean is... you know, life's hard. There're plenty of good and beautiful things in the world--in all worlds, I mean--but there's also pain and suffering. People get hurt for no reason, people die senselessly or way too young, children starve to death, zombies attack. It sucks. It really does. Almost everyone here has seen awful things... had awful things done to them. But we're all still doing what we can to live.

I'm not going to say that everything happens for a reason or that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger or anything like that. Everything just happens, and some of those things are terrible. Sometimes we can bounce back from terrible things. Sometimes they hurt us so much that we'll never be the same again. Either way, we keep on living. We keep appreciating beautiful things like love and sunrises. No matter how much we hurt or suffer, we hang on because we're strong enough to get through the bad to get to the good. The strength to do that comes from us, not from what happens to us.

It takes courage to live. I think that's what I'm trying to say. A lot of courage.



Oct. 12th, 2013 08:05 pm
anunluckypenny: [don't even have to read it] (Uncertain)
[It's dark inside Penny's room above the Welcome Center. The dim light from the network device is enough to illuminate Penny, who looks even more frazzled than she usually does when the Centers are understaffed. In fact, she looks outright panicked.]

Hey, City? I know I'm not the only seeing things in the mirrors, but is it getting worse for anyone else? Like, are the images getting more... I don't know, vivid? Like they're getting ready to crawl right out? Or am I going crazy?

I mean, if I'm going crazy, I'd really like to know about it. And I'm not totally ruling it out, either. I've just been freaking out all month and nothing's even happened.

[She pauses, turning to her right as if there's something there. Whatever it is encourages her to turn her attention back to the device.]

Okay--um. If... I don't mean to sound totally needy, but is anyone free? I get that it's Saturday and you all probably have plans, I just... you know, if you don't--

[Penny interrupts herself with a terrified squeak. She glances off to the right again, and... off goes the device.]

anunluckypenny: [please give me a chance to catch my breath] (Thank you)
(5) Nathan is the actual best person ever.
(6) Xavier is new to the City. And really? He's not taking it too well.
(7) A curse weekend ages Scott up. Is it bad that she'd totally date older-him?
(7) De-aged Jimmy is pretty darn cute.
(8) Somehow, Penny finds herself flirting with Chase even when he's a priest. The heck.
(9) Roman has some questions about the City. Penny isn't that helpful.
(11) No, Penny doesn't know anything about Star Wars.
(14) Jimmy has been in the City for a year.
(15) So then a curse blew up.
(22) The curse is fixed and Penny thinks Deacon is a little dreamy. Oops.
(23) So this one time Penny was telling Captain America about modern society's exploitation of women...
(24) Penny's worried when Yin doesn't show up for work.


Aug. 20th, 2013 08:08 pm
anunluckypenny: [so they say] (Waiting)
There's a lot of love going around today and I'm all for that. The thing is? I can't tell you what to do to get someone to love you back. I know I'm always saying that I'm completely happy to help anyone who needs it, but I'm not exactly qualified to help out here. Seriously. I've never, ever been able to keep a boyfriend, and most of my relationships have been pretty disastrous. So if you're planning on swinging by the Welcome Center for help of the romantic variety, you might want to rethink your options.

What I can do is tell you what not to do, okay? Here you go:

First, don't ask Penny for relationship advice.

Second, don't stalk whoever it is you're into. I'm serious about this. Even if you're a really sweet person, whoever you're stalking is gonna think that you're creepy if they catch you.

Third, don't be a total jerk. That should probably go without saying, but I've met a lot of guys who could use the reminder. Don't talk about yourself all the time, listen, and keep the conversation appropriate. So, like... don't talk about your sex life in a super-public place. That's important.

Last, don't act like someone you're not because you think you'll be more impressive that way. If the person you like can't love you for who you are, then you're probably not the best match, right?

That's all I've got. Wait--no... one more thing. Don't throw yourself at some stranger just because he stopped a runaway van from mowing you down or whatever. No one makes good decisions right after a near-death experience. Get to know people a little before deciding that you're in love with them. It'll make life a whole lot easier, I promise.


anunluckypenny: [I cannot believe my eyes] (Believe there's good)
(4) Penny worries about Jimmy. What else is new?
(5) Neil's recovered from last month's sickness.
(6) Harry Kim goes for the fountain arrival.
(6) Another City newbie!
(7) Scott's really on top of this vet clinic thing.


Jul. 15th, 2013 11:37 pm
anunluckypenny: [every drop of rain] (Nervous)
How's everyone holding up after those earthquakes? The crazy never really let up after the fighting. I keep expecting something else to happen. I'm not sure what, but with the ticking getting louder and quieter--I'm not the only one who's been hearing that, right?--it just feels like there's something else gearing up.

Maybe not. We're about due for some downtime. Although we are still in that slump that always comes after visitor weekends, so maybe this is our downtime.

This probably goes without saying, but if anyone needs anything--seriously, anything---the Welcome Center's doors are pretty much always open.


anunluckypenny: [suddenly I feel this glow] (Smile: Pleased)
(1) Bucky is actually threatening to shoot people.*
(4) Penny confirms her membership to Jimmy's fan club.*
(5) Stiles is probably not someplace safe.
(7) So there's a revolution...
(7) ...And Penny is alive, thanks to Chase (and this).
(13) Yin is in jail. So is Penny.*
(14) Joan receives job advice from Penny, who is in jail.
(24) Chase is saying something about fish.
(25) Mercy can't stop talking.
(25) Lin doesn't approve of the revolution.
(26) Jimmy thinks he's a bad person just because he killed some people.*
(26) The rebellion is heating up and participants should... participate.
(28) Stiles chose a bad place to hang out.
(29) The rebels won. Now what?


May. 30th, 2013 06:31 pm
anunluckypenny: [I guess he's pretty okay] (Confused: Say what?)
[As early evening stretches shadows and forces the temperature down from Unpleasantly Hot to Basically Tolerable, Penny finishes scraping the last traces of graffiti from the Welcome Center's facade. She picks up a small stack of posters and addresses the network.]

Okay. I'm all for getting involved in what's going on in the community and freedom's a great thing, but it's been a week and I'm still picking these [a demonstrative wave of the posters] up. The graffiti's not too bad. The flyers, though? I don't know where anything in the City comes from or if we need to worry about conserving natural resources, but in most places, all of this anti-deity Cityzen stuff would be putting a dent in the tree population.

I'm not saying that stirring up some rebellion is bad. I just don't think we need to go around wallpapering the City with posters when we can talk about it. Save some trees--or whatever it is paper gets made out of here.

Oh! And sorry, but I'm not interested in any uprisings right now. Just trees. The curses've been weird enough this month without annoying the deities, right?


IC Contact

May. 20th, 2013 11:42 pm
anunluckypenny: [rapture inside of me] (Default)

"Hey, you've reached Penny! ...Well, Penny's voicemail, at least.
Just leave a message and I'll get right back to you!"

[ooc: Open to any and all of your IC networking needs. ♥]


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