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For *dramatic crack of thunder* SUPER MEGA ULTRA BIRTHDAY! AKA what happened when I decided to go ahead and let Victor and Marty have the same birthday, before picking up two more Victor muses (and technically a second Marty, though he doesn't quite count as he's part of a rarely-used group journal). Of course, we all know the drill by now -- bar decorated in blue, white, red, and orange; BTTF and Corpse Bride soundtracks on the jukebox; little DeLoreans and toy skeletons serving as table centerpieces. Come in and be prepared to say "Happy Birthday" at least four times. :P
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"So -- I understand it hasn't been the nicest of holiday seasons for you?"

Forgotten looks up from his cup of hot chocolate into a familiar-yet-not pair of green eyes. He quickly scans the rest of the figure -- bulging apron pockets and a belt with lots of little pouches and loops. Secundus Alice then -- the Alice from Butterfly Boy's fanfic reality. "Why would you say that?" he asks her, raising an eyebrow. "Has Butterfly Boy been spreading malicious rumors about me?"

"No -- he's just said that you lost your game, haven't been to a lot of memes lately -- certainly not a lot of friendly ones -- and since the mun's been sick you've been missing out on a good chunk of the Christmas spirit," Secundus Alice replies, sitting down next to him.

Forgotten half-shrugs. "All true, but. . .it's not like I can change any of that. Mallow Hallow was on a slow death spiral anyway, Vic's been busy with fanfic, and I can't exactly blame her for a cold. And I played Santa with my friends today. Many of them have seemed quite appreciative." He smiles as he thinks of the hug Luffy gave him, and the other expressions of delight apparently waiting for him when he gets to his usual stomping grounds. Including hopefully one from Alice. . .oh, that would make his Christmas. . .

"Still, it hardly seems fair," Secundus Alice says, interrupting his thoughts.

"This from someone whose journal gets used once in a blue moon."

Secundus Alice's lips quirk up. "Good point. No matter what, you have the pleasure of being Vic's golden boy."

"Lucky me," Forgotten deadpans, taking a good long sip of hot cocoa.

The feel of lips against his cheek nearly makes him dump the steaming liquid all over his front. He turns to see Secundus Alice smiling at him, playful and yet very warm. "Just never forget you've got a lot of friends in your corner," she whispers. "I know it's hard for you to believe sometimes -- but you are very well loved."

Forgotten stares at her a moment. . .then slowly, returns the grin. "Thanks." He holds up his cup. "Merry Christmas, Alice."

"Merry Christmas, Victor."
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Halloween! It is here. It is awesome. And awesome holidays deserve some truly awesome parties! As per usual, the Inkwell is all decked out and ready to go – black and orange streamers, paper bats hanging from the ceiling, fake blood on the window, and a jack-o-lantern sitting by the front door outside – one that is carved with a pie shape and what looks like a razor on it. There is a reason for this – this year’s theme for most of the residents is Sweeney Todd. You can thank Lucy for the idea – she herself is dressed up as Mrs. Lovett. Simon has taken on the role of Beadle Bamford, putting on his best shifty-eyed look. DG-Victor has of course become Sweeney himself, with Alice serving as his long-lost Lucy. (Yes, there was an element of amusement about Alice dressing herself up as a Lucy.) Doc is serving as the evil Judge Turpin, and Marty as lesser antagonist Adolfo Pirelli (the “piss and ink” guy). Dee is crossdressing as the unfortunate Toby, and Steve & Gary are dressed up in their puppy forms as pies with arms and legs sticking out of them (and having probably way too much fun as such).

There are two hold-outs on the theme – the two Victors who main haunt these days is tumblr. Butterfly Boy has run with the mun’s old idea for an Avengers AU based on her primary two crossover universes and is dressed up as a steampunk Iron Man. And Forgotten Vows has taken to heart a crossover idea Vic’s friend Reenie had over there and dressed up as Nathan Wallace, aka the Repo Man, from Repo!: The Genetic Opera. There’s been a few nervous looks their way as nobody can tell if the weaponry they’re carrying is real or not. (Not that they would ever turn such on their friends, but – accidents happen.)

At any rate, there’s plenty of good food, good tunes, and good fun to be had, so go ahead and drop by! Happy Halloween!
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60-something, 70-something -- it seems to change depending on which bits of the canon you go by (TAS, movies, Game). And of course this Doc has to account for a) time spent not on earth, b) time spent in Chicago, & c) time spent in a pocket universe whose personal timestream was really messed up for a while there.

Well, while determining Doc's age may be an exercise in futility at this point, determining his birthday is easy -- it's today! The Inkwell is decked out in the usual streamers -- orange & brown -- with red and yellow balloons and a few cute cut-outs of gears helping to hold everything up. BTTF's theme is playing on the jukebox, and goodies are set out on the bar itself. You all know the drill by now, so let's get to giving presents!
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Yes, today is the Inkwell's fifth anniversary! On this date in 2008, the mun granted Clockwork Doc the title to the place, figuring that, should things go wrong RP-wise, having him in command of the vaguely-imagined place she was using as a muse hangout would be good for keeping him around.

It's proven to be a lot more than that, hasn't it? The population's jumped up to ten regulars and a bunch of visitors, the place has gotten a solid construction (helped by some Sims-related blueprints), and it's essentially become the home away from home for all of the RP muses. So five years of having it around is more than adequate reason to celebrate!

And celebrating they are -- the Inkwell is hung with rainbow-colored streamers and balloons, and a big sign declaring "FIVE YEARS" in shimmery silver letters. The jukebox is on and playing a medley of songs from the soundtracks of BTTF, Corpse Bride, and both Alice games. The tables all have new tablecloths, and a bunch of the chairs have ribbons tied on them, thanks to Dee. And the bar -- well, it's clear to see Doc and March have gone all-out with the food. There's large bowls of potato chips, popcorn, and pretzels, a huge plate piled with sandwiches (chicken and chicken salad on one end, turkey and ham in the middle, tuna and cucumber at the other end), and various kinds of cake and pie ready for serving. There's also a "build your own" sundae station, with nuts, various kinds of syrups, whipped cream, different kinds of mini-candy, sugar cones (either for crushing and mixing or for using as hats for face sundaes), bananas for banana splits, and a little mini-freezer keeping the chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cookie dough, and Snickers-style ice cream cool. Basically, whatever the hell you'd like to eat, it's available.

So yeah, come and celebrate with the gang! (And hurry, because with three Victors around these days, the sweets probably won't last long.)
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Yes, today is all about the birthday of the newest member of the Inkwell group -- Forgotten Vows! Why are we neglecting Marty McFly, DG-Victor, and Butterfly Boy?

Largely because everyone realized we were up to FOUR people with the same birthday (SIX if you count Tie-Twister and Secundus Marty), and everyone said, "Oh HELL no." It's just too much trouble at this point to keep track of everyone. So, to simplify things, the party is being focused on the guy who has yet to get one.

So! The Inkwell is not only done up in Corpse Bride-flavor blue, but "Alice"-flavor red as well today. The jukebox is playing bits from the "Alice" soundtrack -- primarily anything that strongly features piano, with a few other pieces Forgotten likes as well. And sprinkled liberally around on the unoccupied tables is butterfly confetti, as that applies to both series equally. Forgotten himself is at the traditional birthday table, looking a little shy, but happy to be so loved. Won't you come by and make sure to welcome him to the family properly?

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