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Ruby City Mods ([personal profile] rubycitymods) wrote in [community profile] rubycity_ooc2015-08-30 07:49 pm
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September Test Drive!

Thinking of apping a character but not sure they'll fit in the city walls?

Have no fear, a meme for you is here.

  • Use an RNG to choose a location and prompt, or wait for someone else to tag.

  • Post with your character with their name and canon on top!

  • If you'd like, leave contact info for people to get in contact for plotting and other such shenans.

  • Tag around! Make friends. Don't be afraid to chat OOC while tagging.


1.TRAIN STATION - The place where everyone gets dumped off at. Your first view of Ruby City, complete with informational posters telling you all about where you've ended up.
2. THE BEACH - Lovely year-round, though in the winter months, you're probably not likely to dip your toes in.
3. THE BLACK STALLION - A rather quaint bar. Supposedly, the burgers are great, but you don't see anyone immediately who's willing to serve you. Maybe you're meant to get it yourself.
4. THE OBELISK - The tall monolith in the center of the city marks the gathering place of many events, though right now it seems to be cold and dark.
5. THE CLOCKTOWER - Offering an impressive view of the city, several residents come here to clear their heads, if they don't mind braving the narrow staircase.
6. THE COFFEE JOINT - the front windows are warm and welcoming, and it seems there's always someone friendly enough to fix you a cup when you wander through.
7. THE CATACOMBS - Intrepid, aren't you? Those weird holes may beg exploring, but go too deep and you're going to be in a lot of trouble, considering the viciousness of the creatures held within.
8. THE CITY STREETS - All told, Ruby City is a lovely place, once you get past the fact that several of the buildings look derelict and on the verge of falling down. There's no harm in doing a little sightseeing.
9. THE PARK - You thought it'd be a lovely stroll, but the park is anything but friendly, if those approaching wolf-like creatures are any indication.
10. CHOOSE YOUR OWN - Don't like what we've come up with? Feel like picking your own place? There's a whole host of lovely locations to choose from in the City.


1. NEW ARRIVAL - Step off that train, walk down the street. People usually latch on to newcomers to try and help them out. Even if you look shy, the other residents probably won't be!
2. WATCH TALK - Feeling lost? Disoriented? Don't worry, everyone feels that way on their first day. Fortunately - if the signs at the station are to believed - the watch in your pocket can be used to talk to whoever else might be here.
3. BAD WEATHER - Aw, man. Whether it's snow, or rain, or just plain cold, today was definitely the wrong day to get dumped off in a City in the middle of nowhere.
4. A RUN-IN - Maybe you weren't watching. Maybe they weren't. Either way, you just bumped into someone. Perhaps apologies are in order?
5. HELP, IT HURTS - Clumsy, aren't you? Perhaps wherever the train brought you from wasn't so friendly, or you just tripped and twisted your ankle. Either way, you're in a bit of pain. Hopefully someone will notice your booboos and help patch you up.
6. HUNGRY - It isn't very obvious sometimes that restaurants are what they are, especially in a place like Ruby City. Where can a person go to get a bite to eat around here?
7. MISTAKEN IDENTITY - Hey, there's someone you know! --Or maybe not.
8. BEING FOLLOWED - Maybe you're just being paranoid, or maybe you've got a reason to be afraid. Whatever it is, it feels like there's eyes on you...
9. EVENTS - Feel free to look through our event tag!
10. CHOOSE YOUR OWN - Don't like any of these ideas? Feel free to come up with your own!
floweroftheslums: (Fanart: Not a mermaid)

Aerith Gainsborough | FF7 Compilation| OTA

[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
[The Beach, Turn in Weather]

[The day had been lovely that morning, warm for this late in the year and sunny with just the barest hint of clouds in the sky. Aerith decided that today was probably the last time she'd be able to enjoy the sun on her skin and the sand under her toes.

Donning her cutest bathing suit and her dress over the top, the young woman headed to the beach, bag with towel and a few other necessities on her arm. After a few hours of sunning happily with a book, she started to doze. Until the sky suddenly opened up and started pouring down freezing rain.]

Oh no! [She's now huddled under a nearby tree, beach items hanging off her arms and book drenched.] And I was enjoying this book too.

[The Park]

[She'd been warned about the animals in the park, but Aerith has never been one to shy away from a place with nature so bursting to life. Of course, she has her staff and materia with her, but she was seriously hoping she wouldn't have to use it.

However, that growling behind her makes it very obvious that her hopes are nothing more than wishful thinking. She considers running but something tells her that will only make it worse. With a racing heart, she pulls out her staff and readies a fireball to lob at the creature.]
likehim_likeme: (I became this because of you)


[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-24 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Jean-Paul had, likewise, been caught in the rain. He has taken it with a bit less grace than Aerith and is currently in the middle of a stream of Purely Parisian Parlance. Perhaps thankfully for her ears, he's intentionally using the French terms rather than the lingua franca of the city.

He pauses in his complaint when he notices someone caught out in the rain, and then stops in his tracks. Even in Paris in his time, bathing suits are far more modest. He shakes his head a little after just a moment and heads over.]

Would you like my jacket, mam'selle?

[It's a suit jacket, so layered enough that the inside is still relatively dry. At least for the moment.]
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Aerith looks up, trying not to cry about the whole ridiculousness of the situation. And here's this stranger, offering her his coat in this appalling weather. It's enough. It's more than enough.]

Thank you, sir, but I don't think it would be much help right now.

[She drops the sopping book into her bag, slipping her dress on and buttoning it with lightning fast but freezing fingers.]

I forgot that the weather could change so quickly. I should have been better prepared.
likehim_likeme: (pic#7152560)

[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-24 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
Nonsense. I, myself, was caught in it.

[He looks up at the sky. It doesn't look like it's letting up any time soon. He knows they're something like 10 km from the city. They can't really stay here until the weather decides to change.

Well, fine, they could.]

There is a boardwalk. It's not open today, strictly speaking, but it might be a bit drier then waiting the storm out under a tree.
floweroftheslums: (Solo: Shy)

[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
[She laughs lightly under her breath. The people in this city are so nice. It's so different from life back in Midgar. On Gaia.]

I don't normally go to the boardwalk. I forgot that it was there. However, you're probably right that waiting out the storm here is a bad idea. We might get sick if we stay out much longer.

[She holds out her hand for him to take.]

Hi, I'm Aerith.
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-24 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
[If she meant for him to take her hand, that would have gone over his head. He does take her hand, but to kiss the back of it rather than shake it. It's still manners where he's from.]

I am Jean-Paul. It is a pleasure to meet you, Aerith, circumstances not withstanding.
floweroftheslums: (Solo: Oh really?)

[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
[She giggles and blushes at the action. She's never had someone do that before now.]

Charmed as well. Although, I guess the weather's not exactly friendly.

[She shuffles her bag back onto her arm and turns back to her new friend.]

Care to run for it?
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-24 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
It seems to be the sensible option. After you, of course.

[Mainly so he can help her up if she slips in the mud. He might be a bit crass at times and a bit of a drunk, but he's still a gentleman.]
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, it's a time she wishes she'd worn her clunky boots and not her beach sandals. No use crying over spilled milk, right?

And now she's got a very nice and lovely man helping her out. Not that she needs the rescue, but she'll take it.]

On three? One... Two...Three!

[And with that, she's running as fast as she can through the sand, trying to avoid slipping in the murky ground cover and yelling loudly as she's pelted with the cold droplets.]
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-24 08:16 am (UTC)(link)
[He runs with her, although slightly behind in case she falls. He keeps a good pace with her; the wonders of being a dancer all his life. And although his shoes are most certainly not made for running in wet sand, he does manage to keep from falling.

Of course, being a day it's closed, everything is shuttered up when they get there.]
floweroftheslums: (Cloud: This was almost perfect.)

[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
[She stops running so quickly once she's on the wooden planks. She's already wet, right? Might as well get some sightseeing in while she can.

However, it's nothing very fancy or interesting. It reminds her a bit of the Midgar Slums actually.]

This sort of reminds me of where I grew up. Except it's cleaner. And less...industrial, I guess.
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-26 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
[He slows so that he's walking beside her.]

We never went to boardwalks growing up. I grew up in Paris, so it was built up, a bit like Ruby City is. Except a lot more people and better maintained.
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-26 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
[She blinks at him, confused as to his emphasis on the strange word. Perhaps it was a city?]

Well...I grew up in the slums of a large city called Midgar. The best places to live were up on the plate, but the slums... They were on the surface of the planet. It was home.

[Sort of. Midgar was a cesspool of pollution and corruption but it had its bright spots too.]
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-26 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
Up on the plate? I don't follow.
floweroftheslums: (Solo: Slum living)

[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-26 06:09 am (UTC)(link)
[She taps a finger against her lips as she tries to describe how Midgar worked.]

Well, the city sits on two levels. The slums, where most of the people lived, the poor and infirm and disillusioned. And then there was the city on the plates where all the wealthy people who worked for Shin-Ra lived.

It was hard to get real sunlight down in the slums because of the way city was built and it wasn't very safe, between the monsters and the lowlifes running around. But that's where I lived.

[And loved.]
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-26 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
And do you... miss that?
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-26 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
[She laughs, pushing her long bangs out of her eyes before answering.]

A bit. There were times when I was happy there, but it was better once I left the city and could breathe for the first time in my life. But, it was my home, where I grew up and my mother lives there still.
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[personal profile] likehim_likeme 2015-09-27 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds like all the more reason not to return.

[He's bitter, and a little jealous. His relationship with his mother is not good. At all.]
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-27 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Her mood drops, and she wraps her arms around her middle before speaking again.]

I can't go back.

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[personal profile] hoperulesdespairdrools 2015-09-24 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, I'm sorry! I guess that was my luck in work again. [Komaeda, meanwhile, is soaked to the bone. His big coat didn't seem to help this time.

He doesn't seem too upset by it though. For some reason.]
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-24 11:00 am (UTC)(link)
[Aerith looks at the boy, surprised at his clothes and his sudden appearance. Nothing makes sense. Of course, that could be the fact that she's shivering in the cold rain with someone who moves too silently. Or it just could be that she's in this place at all.]

I don't think luck has anything to do with the weather.

[Of course, her own luck isn't always the best either.]
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[personal profile] hoperulesdespairdrools 2015-09-26 11:31 am (UTC)(link)
When I'm around it probably does.

In fact, it's been such a great day that I wouldn't be surprised if a storm came.
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[personal profile] floweroftheslums 2015-09-26 11:50 am (UTC)(link)
No, that's too negative. Honestly, from what I know of this place, I'm sure the weather has less to do with our luck and more to do with the capriciousness of those in charge.

[She smiles at him, trying very hard to stay positive. Until she sneezes.]

I think we should head back to town. That's the smart thing to do.
hoperulesdespairdrools: (Stepford smiling my way out)

[personal profile] hoperulesdespairdrools 2015-09-27 04:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[He could argue that it's his bad luck that those in charge decided to do that. Or they decided to put bad luck on him. Either way, his ultimate luck is probably connected somehow.

But it's probably good to go back.]
You're right. It's not sensible to stay here. Hopefully, the rain won't follow our trail when we make our way back.
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The Park!

[personal profile] replicannot 2015-09-27 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[Luke had come to the park precisely because he'd heard of the monsters there. He hadn't gotten much chance to train lately, so the park seemed like his best bet.]

[When he sees someone about to be attacked, he can't help but rush over, slicing through the wolves in his path. He doesn't take care of all of them, but enough to seriously diminish the threat.]

[Once he finally makes his way to the brunette, he smiles.]

Need some help?