Part One: If you Wish.   Posted by The Genie.Group: 0
The Genie
 GM, 5 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 20:32
Part One: If you Wish
Up upon a large concrete stylobate, between marble painted columns, there was a grand golden frame engraved with shooting stars. It looked like an archway into some fantastic Olympian dimension, if not for the automatic sliding door nestled between.

This was the entrance to the Shooting Star library, 'Where all your dreams come to light™'. It had never really lived up to this promise, not until today. The grass in the park across the way had already lost its green for the winter, small flecks of snow trickled down like confetti, melting at it touched the ground. The kids were out of school, and the library was the last thing on most people's minds on this lonely, quiet day.

Inside, a young librarian unenthusiastically sorted through the latest donations, outgrown stories and unwanted, overpriced textbooks not worth the .5% cash return gained by visiting college campus again that winter. She looked at an old unmarked book, no title. With a sigh, she placed it aside on a table in the reading area, not wanting to deal with it at the moment as she got back to sorting and labeling.
Gorbi Kobayashi
 Dreamer, 5 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 20:54
Part One: If you Wish
Gorbi walks into the library and blows into his hands to warm them from the cold. As he does so he looks up and looks up at the marble columns and looks around at the room. He had seen some fancy buildings before but this seemed to be on a next level. He smiled to cover up the fact he felt out of place. Looking around he spots the librarian and walks over to her.

"Hi it's my first time here." waiting for any social facial cues

"Do I need a library card?"
Nike Necchi
 Trendy Diva, 3 posts
 Walk, walk
 Fashion Baby!
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 21:19
Part One: If you Wish
It wasn't often that Nike went to the Shooting Star library. She usually spent her time working from home, or whenever she had free time browsing through the windows of shops that she passed. The glassy surfaces of the displays and the elegantly posed mannequins inside always seemed to capture her attention and hold it. So much so, that frequently she bought the products that whatever company it was was trying to sell... In her own size of course. She swore it was so that she could review them later, not because she was addicted to the thrill of shopping.

However, she had an idea for a new video - which required quite a bit of research. Fashion through the ages. She was looking at every style she could. From the Roccoco garb of Marie Antionette to the Ganguro style that was so popular in Japan in the 80s. Of course, those two examples were both a bit gaudy for her tastes. No need to be sent to the guillotine because she said "Let them eat cake!" while powdering her wig with flour.

Thus, there was a pile of books on the table in front of her. Old history textbooks, mostly, so she could include reasons for why things were designed the way they were. That would capture the attention of more erudite viewers, which would help grow her audience of course. It totally wasn't because she was actually interested in learning more about the history of the books on the shelves. This was made painfully obvious because, as she read, Nike couldn't help but drift off ever so slightly. Dreams of fame ad fortune filled her pretty little head.

It took a minute, but eventually the blonde shook the unwelcome feeling of lethargy off. At which point, she shut the book that she had been reading (She didn't bother looking at the title after absently jotting it down on her phone, only noting that it had something to do with boots during the British Invasion). From the back of the chair she picked up her firehouse red purse and slung it over her shoulder. Then she began to move.

Nike needed to walk around.
Lucy Cambell
 Magic Seeker, 4 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 22:20
Part One: If you Wish
Lucy was perhaps an odd girl. She was one of the few that was heading right over to a library after school. And this library, the Shooting Star, it was one that she loved. She had moved around a few times thanks to her dad's job, but each and every time she made sure to find the local library. There was always something fun about walking through the shelves, looking for just that right tome for a rainy day. Or a sunny day even! Either way she always loved going through, finding out what books and movies and whatever else it was they had available. Each and every library was different, and she knew that some of them were better than others. But as soon as she walked to this library, as she saw the exterior and the gold framing and the shooting stars, she felt like she was in heaven. It was just like something out of Hogwarts, or one of her fantasy novels! Well, almost. Somewhere deep inside she wished they would have replaced that sliding door with an old oak one or something. It would really sell the mood a lot better. Either way, every time she walked through those arches, every time she passed under that painted ceiling, she felt a tingle of excitement.

She had her backpack on, having just come from school. The day was a little boring, but alright as usual. Her friends weren't with her today, Hannah having something to do and Naomi needing to go home quickly and do homework. That always made things a bit less fun, but being by herself was exciting as well! She whistled a tune from some TV show or other for a few moments before shaking her head. No! This was a library! She had to be quiet! Even if, when it came down to it, the rules weren't terribly important, she wanted to keep the atmosphere of the place. It was like a form of magic to her...albeit not as cool as she would have hoped. She smiled and waved to the librarian before walking over to the return chute.

She fished through her backpack a moment, and pulled out a large stack of items to return, some comics, a couple of old DVDs, and what appeared to be a much more scholarly work on ancient Egyptian magic. She always had a large stack of them, and she grunted in annoyance as she had to separate them before calmly pushing them into the chute. Taking a deep breath, she pulled off her gloves and stored them in her coat pocket, rubbing her hands together so that they'd heat up. After that it was time to go to work! And by that she meant chilling out and having fun of course. There was something fun about going to a library like this.

She started walking over towards the comics and manga. Surely there would be something there for her to read... She said, peeking at the top shelves and bending down towards the bottom. The girl had a smile on her face. They'd come back! The volumes that were missing! That stupid girl had finally returned them! Gosh, it'd been, like, three weeks that they were gone! Those sorts of people always annoyed her! Don't take out books if you're not going to read them! She fished through the comics for the moment, grabbing a few. Her eyes saw the mysterious book...but she would wait. At least for now.
Gorbi Kobayashi
 Dreamer, 8 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 22:34
Part One: If you Wish
*Assuming that Lucy Cambell is approaching the librarian to check out the books. Gorbi is going to try to see if she has any recognizable manga or books on her. If he does than he will recommend the comic shop he works at. If not I guess he just creepily stares at a 17 year old kid's books and says nothing.

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Kaylee Peabody
 Bored Librarian NPC, 1 post
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 22:48
Part One: If you Wish
The librarian looked at Gorbi disinterestedly and nodded once. Her eyes glanced off to the side and she tilted her head to the computer by the entrance, signaling him to follow. She left behind the stack she was shelving, which included a popular Horror/Magical Girl spin off story issue sandwiched right in the middle

"Yeah, if you don't want to be stuck reading around here all day. You have an ID? Something with an address too." For a librarian, she wasn't very quiet, she didn't seem caring either, knocking the old book off the table as she navigated her way back to the front counter, passing the pacing Nike on the way.

As the book hit the floor, the fluorescent lights immediately overhead of the table flickered a bit.
Gorbi Kobayashi
 Dreamer, 11 posts
Thu 15 Dec 2016
at 22:56
Part One: If you Wish
Gorbi is distracted from trying to form a question to Lucy. He follows the librarian. Momentarially distracted by the flashing lights but since the librarian seemed not to be unnerved by it he decides to also pay it no mind.

"Yeah I have got a Identification Card. No real need for a Driver's License where I'm from. I am staying with a friend at the moment so I don't really have a proof of address. Would that be a problem?"

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Gorbi Kobayashi
 Dreamer, 13 posts
Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 04:06
Part One: If you Wish
As Gorbi sits down near the librarian he turns back over to the girl who was walking up before. From this vantage point he can see some of the titles of the books she is carrying. He makes a quick note in his head before deciding to strike up conversation with a possible customer.

He starts by pointing to one of the comic books in her arms. "Are you a fan of Doctor Strange or are you have you just started reading them." He looks up at Lucy waiting for a response.
Lucy Cambell
 Magic Seeker, 8 posts
Fri 16 Dec 2016
at 16:28
Part One: If you Wish
Lucy looked left and right for a moment as she noticed the fluorescent lights flickering a little. She tilted her head in curiosity for a few seconds, but then just shrugged. Chances are it wasn't anything that serious. Those sorts of lights often flickered or hummed or what have you. It was something that most people never even thought about. Sure she had a couple of fantastic thoughts about how every horror or supernatural movie had a scene with that very sign in it, but this was real life. There was no way that anything exciting would be happening...other than her getting a few new books to read. She looked over as someone seemed to notice her Doctor Strange comics. This was a collection of the old ones. They were...weird to say the least, but she still had fun with them! Still though, she was a little surprised that a man was paying attention to her.

He seemed nice enough, although he did seem a tiny bit strange. Still though, it was best to be polite in these sorts of situations. She nodded and gave a quick smile. "Ah yes, I'm a fan ha ha. I'm reading the more recent comics too, but I've also been looking into some of his older stuff more recently." She said with a nod. "It's actually been harder to get a hold on this particular book ever since the movie came out..." She said, still placing it with the rest through the return chute.