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[personal profile] dee_lorean81
Happy Easter, everyone! Today's event is less of a party and more of a hunt -- an Easter egg hunt, to be precise. It's a pretty epic one too, as Doc, Marty, and DG-Victor all got eggs and hid them -- and didn't tell each other until after they'd done so. Of course, depending on how many guests they get, they may need all of those extra eggs...

As it stands right now, though, the competition for finding the most oval pieces of colorful plastic is between the current residents of the Inkwell. Dee's in her element, hunting down eggs in the front yard with her Daddy, while DG-Victor has of course teamed up with his wife to search the back. Simon and Lucy have paired up and are scanning the Inkwell itself, along with Marty and Steve & Gary (the latter two in puppy form for mobility's sake). And FV-Victor and BB-Victor are watching the whole thing from the roof, just enjoying the nice weather and the view -- and having snuck a fair amount of the chocolate up there with them.

So! Anybody else want to grab a basket?
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[personal profile] thosetwoturrets
New Year, new experiences, and a new birthday for our favorite foul-mouthed Portal turrets! Red and white streamers and balloons give the bar the appropriate feel, and a big TV with various gaming systems (and the special puppy-ready controllers) has been set up at the back to make the pair feel right at home. Come in, sit down, and maybe see if they can ever stop arguing about which is better -- "Halo" or "Call of Duty."
forgotten_vows: picture of Victor looking slightly down while smiling (feeling quite loved)
[personal profile] forgotten_vows
Hey, look everyone! Halloween is on a Saturday!

LET'S PARTY!

Yes, after an unfortunate gap last year due to the mun having no free time between work and a housesitting gig, the Inkwell Halloween party returns full-swing this year! There's fake cobwebs in the corners, orange and black streamers held up with cutouts of ghosts and black cats lining the tops of the walls, orange balloons with various pumpkin faces painted on them attached to some of the tables and chairs, a big jack-o-lantern featuring the BTTF Logo and flux capacitor (carved by Doc and Marty) sitting in the window, and all sorts of creepy tunes spewing out of the Jukebox. The gang is definitely making up for lost time here. Speaking of which, the costumes this year all seem to revolve around "I thought it was funny/this would be hilarious on you:"

Doc is, of all things, his TAS-counterpart's brief super-hero alter-ego Mega Brainman -- Marty spotted the illustration of it in Vic's Back In Time BTTF timeline book and insisted Doc sport the getup. Dee immediately glomped onto the idea too, to the point of wanting to be Doc's sidekick -- so the gang came up with a silver costume featuring a glow-in-the-dark flux capacitor painted on the chest and traditional domino mask, and dubbed her Fluxeen Capacitor. Marty, for his own part, bowed to the mun's wishes when it came to his costume as recompense for the Brainman, and is dressed up as The Organist, the main villain of the "Lovelace and Babbage Vs The Organist" arc of the Lovelace and Babbage webcomic. He's almost enjoying being a goofy music-themed supervillain a bit too much.

DGVictor has decided to go as another Johnny Depp Tim Burton character this year -- Ichabod Crane from Burton's take on Sleepy Hollow! He's even got the ridiculous/awesome eyewear, courtesy of his scientist counterpart who whipped up his own set for his lepidoptery. Alice matches as Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod's love interest in the film, complete with blond wig and striped dress. The two are amusing each other by pretending the apple bob they've set up in the corner is the scene of a grisly murder.

Lucy decided to get creative this year and call upon a favorite game of the mun's -- she's dressed up as a Sims 2 Plantsim. The body paint and "tattoos" took a while, she'll happily admit, but "look at how cool they are!" Simon, in response, has decided to go as just your everyday Sim -- which, yes, just means he's wearing a clear headband with a plumbob. He's taking the teasing about "laziest costume" with good grace, pointing out it took him only five seconds to get ready for the holiday, "which means more candy-eating time." Steve & Gary are in puppy form for ease of sneaking treats, but their costumes as such, in their own words, were "too meta to pass up!" Yup, they're Portal turrets, sporting the tall oval bodies around their middles and with Gary wearing white "socks" on three feet for the tripod.

And as for our tumblr pair? Well, Secundus is doing a "creatures beyond the stars" theme for Halloween, inspired by the mun's earlier love of Bloodborne, so naturally Butterfly Boy's dressed up as a Bloodborne-style Hunter. He's gone for a Father Gascoigne-ish look -- wide-brimmed, slightly-rumpled black hat, grey scarf and black short cloak, black longcoat, grey shirt, and dark grey pants. And as for Forgotten Vows --

Dude. You're seriously a bedsheet ghost?
flightattendantguy: (end credits triumphant)
[personal profile] flightattendantguy
I think everyone involved in this business knows the drill by now -- the Inkwell's got blue and white streamers held up with clips shaped like airplanes; the traditional airplane snacks (peanuts and pretzels) are lined up on the bar in handy dishes, and a plush purple squid wearing a pilot's cap serves as a centerpiece for the birthday boy's table (courtesy of Dee). Come in, eat food, chat, and basically make merry. Simon certainly is.
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[personal profile] thosetwoturrets
Well, it's certainly a new year, and that means a new birthday party! This time for our favorite foul-mouthed turrets! How these two got through GLaDOS's assembly line is anyone's guess. (Except the mun's headcanon is that they were taken off the line as regular turrets and reprogrammed by bored programmers, sooo. . .) Anyway, you all know the drill -- red and white Inkwell, the boys sitting around the bar playfully shining their targeting lasers at everybody, cake, snacks, the works. Come in and welcome the New Year in style!
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[personal profile] flightattendantguy
Spring/Early Summer birthday season is beginning in the Inkwell! And as usual we have our own flight attendant guy to help start the festivities going. The party planners nearly went for a zombie theme just because, but eventually that was decided as possibly being a bit mean to the birthday boy, and instead a plane theme was chosen, with various skylines drawn on the windows and the bar made up to look like a cockpit. (And Bonejangles as the pilot, because Simon LIKES him, and they need to have a bit of fun.) There's snacks and music, so come on down!
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[personal profile] thosetwoturrets
It's a new year, and of course a new birthday for Steve & Gary! If artificial intelligences can even be said to HAVE birthdays, of course. . .then again, one could make a decent argument for their puppy forms having ones. So yes, the Inkwell is done up with red and white balloons and blue and orange streamers for the occasion -- Dee's even made a pair of fake portals on two of the walls using the streamers and some paint -- the soundtrack to the second game is playing on the jukebox, and everybody's ready to have some fun! Go ahead and say hello -- you know you want to.

((OOC: And as of this party, presents are going almost entirely off-screen, as my well is really running dry. Right now the plan is for one present thread between myself each party, typically for a 'big' or unusual present. Otherwise, it's just going to be socializing. Might as well cut down on the selfcest, right?))
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[personal profile] clockwork_doc
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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[personal profile] dee_lorean81
Not only is it Dee's birthday, it's the anniversary of Temporal Experiment #1 -- and the calendar matches up with it being on a Saturday! So that's pretty cool, isn't it? The Inkwell's done up in silver, red, and yellow this time, with little toy DeLoreans on the tables and paper fire trails to hold up the balloons. Just like on Tuesday with Doc, there's fun and merriment to be had, so stop on by!
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[personal profile] misslucysleeches
Yup, after a couple month's break in summer, we're into the fall birthdays again, starting off with Lucy! As usual, the bar is done up in green, although this time Doc's added various bits of greenery (both real and fake, depending on where it's placed) to add a little extra oomph to the decorations. Lucy's perched on the bar, swinging her legs and looking for all the world like a kid in a candy store. Shall you come over and say hello?
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[personal profile] clockwork_doc
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.)
forgotten_vows: picture of Victor looking shy with the text "shy boy" (Victor is the shiest)
[personal profile] forgotten_vows
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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[personal profile] save_us_alice
Oh yes, you know the drill. Birthday times for Alice! We've got blue and white streamers held up with little cardboard Vorpal Blades, and a splash of red confetti across the tables and floor. The jukebox is on too, and playing a medley from both the original game and "Alice: Madness Returns" -- because while this Alice may be from the first game only, she still likes her sequel. Come, eat, drink, and be merry!
flightattendantguy: (end credits triumphant)
[personal profile] flightattendantguy
Because, technically, it is also Easter Monday.

Regardless, we all know the drill by now, don’t we? It’s a birthday, and it’s Simon’s! Honestly, he’s quite satisfied with the mun’s declaration that he’ll never be the victim of an April Fool’s prank here as celebration, but hey – having the Inkwell decorated with Easter egg-patterned balloons and getting presents from his friends is pretty nice too. And who’s going to pass up free cake?

So come in and have some fun! The mun’s only played one prank today, and it’s not even on Dreamwidth – you’re safe.
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[personal profile] thosetwoturrets
A new year has arrived, along with, as usual, a birthday for everyone's favorite foul-mouthed portal turrets. The Inkwell's got some new polish on it, along with lots of white, grey, and red streamers and balloons. There's also an "Aperture Science Turret Redemption Unit" sign hung up above the door outside, which elected some flat "Ha. Ha."s from the boys.

Still, it's a party, it is fun, and everyone is welcome! Let's celebrate!