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The Gardeners ([personal profile] thegardeners) wrote in [community profile] thepits2017-03-26 07:15 am
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Welcome to The Garden's Test Drive Meme! This is a simple TDM for trying out the setting. There will be no murder in this meme (I mean, unless you really want to).

This does not guarantee a reserve in the real game. The Trial Round (which WILL include a murder) will open up 5 more reserve slots at 8pm today on Sunday (GMT+8), and a 5 person waitlist after that if necessary.

Game info here. Have fun!

You've arrived, awoken by the sound of windchimes and the sunlight streaming in through an open window. It's easy to think that you've woken up somewhere safe, until you get up, and a stack of papers slip off your body. What's this? Why, it's a list of every sin you've committed your whole life, ranging from the small things such as food wastage to the big secrets such as murder. It also includes disobedience, lack of filial piety (if applicable), treachery, betrayal, acts of greed... all dated down to the exact date, time and context. For some, the stack of papers is probably enough to fill the whole room. Crap, what do you do with all of this!? And how did they find out in the first place!?

After you've been briefed about how dead you are and how your soul will probably be damned to hell without the whole 'murder someone else and get away with it' ordeal, it might be good to take a break. A short walk to take in the many beautiful places on this island. Just be careful, don't get lost-- hey, these trees are starting to look awfully repetitive, and why are there no Gardeners around...?

If you go towards the direction of the lake, you'll find that there seems to a town in the distance. However, there's no boat to ferry you across the body of water, and there are lots of signs absolutely begging you not to swim. ...Try anyway?

You've received a gift! Or, rather, a present from the people back home who miss you dearly. They've burnt you some joss paper items, and Meng Po has decided to hand them over to you. How nice to know some people still care about you! Some will receive normal items from back home, such as food or trinkets, while others will receive more interesting stuff: such as swords, or poisons. Maybe she has an ulterior motive in surrendering these things to you...? Oh, and someone got an entire car, which can't even fit in the room or any of the walking paths, so she just had it dumped on the roof of the pagoda. Uh... care to claim it? If you can even get up there.

If you have any questions, ask away! Characters can expect to find normal things you would see in a garden-- lots of flowers, fruits, even a few tables with chessboards engraved onto them, so on so forth.

(A note: any thread with 10 comments from you, including top level, can be used as a sample in your app!)
shikiori_no_hane: (- right right...)

Tsurumaru Kuninaga | Touken Ranbu

[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-03-25 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Welcome - A

[ Tsurumaru didn't expect to be opening his eyes to a stack of papers having been dumped all over him and all that. The best part is, he didn't exactly notice until he sat up, yeah, because he's wearing all white and jeez, rude???

Well, whatever. He picks up one that reads:

Pulled a prank on Mit--

To be fair, a lot of these papers start out with 'pulled a prank/pulled a nasty prank', but this is just. Rude, okay. Why is he being doxxed like this???

He opens the door to his room carefully and looks around ..... he needs to find where to get rid of these, stat! ]

Stroll in the Garden - B

[ Tsurumaru huffed, thinking about what that woman said, and were it not for his circumstances he'd think she'd be full of it. But oh well, nothing to do about it now except take a walk around the garden, and even if he may get lost, maybe he can distract himself by springing a surprise on someone.

In fact, if he spots anyone in the garden as well, he will begin to try to creep up on them... he never learns his lesson, it seems. ]

Going for a Swim? - C

[ Tsurumaru peered over the lake to look at the town in the distance. Huh... well. ]

"Do not swim here"...kinda ominous, or is it?

[ Could it be, he was seriously debating swimming across? Honestly, not really, but to an onlooker, he may appear to be. ]
prepossassing: (5)

C; I'll fix my icons soon shhh

[personal profile] prepossassing 2017-03-26 01:18 am (UTC)(link)

[UTTER REJECTION. Sorry, Tsurumaru, Kashuu can't take any chances. Especially when he can't even remember how he died. The matter of fact is, they should generally try to avoid a second death, because, apparently, swords can also go to hell, and Kashuu SHOULD at least try to make sure the one person he recognizes manages to avoid that fate.

Because, well. Hell is bad and reincarnation sounds marginally less so.]

At least, like, throw something in the water first. Maybe it's too rocky to swim, or everything sinks faster in the afterlife.
shikiori_no_hane: (- what's that?)

[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-03-26 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
... Hey, hey I wasn't going to, alright?

[ I mean Tsurumaru saw the sign that said 'Don't Swim' and he felt even more tempted by it. Which is probably not a good thing, but he restrained himself for a bit so that's good, right?

If it's anyone who may walk backwards into Hell almost immediately it'd be Tsurumaru, though. So Kashuu may have been right to worry. ]

But, do you think there's a pebble or something around here, then? But wait, what if I just stick my hand in...?
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[personal profile] battletips 2017-03-30 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
( Robin isn't an easy person to catch off guard, though, which becomes evident when he suddenly says without so much as a glance back in Tsurumaru's direction, )

Can I help you?

(He sounds pleasant, at least.)
shikiori_no_hane: (- stop detecting me before i surprise u!)


[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-03-30 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ....... ]

... gah.
shikiori_no_hane: (- look at me i'm clever!)


[personal profile] shikiori_no_hane 2017-03-30 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[ .... Damnit. That was totally unfair.

He'll just try to play it off. Yeah, real smooth. ]

Yeah, actually. If only in getting to know who else is around here, and other stuff. So! What's your name? You can call me Tsurumaru.

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handsome jack | borderlands

[personal profile] butlovememore 2017-03-26 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ ... so. That's a pretty long list, huh. Jack has done so much in his life that honestly he's probably got the biggest list here. Such sins range from "unscrewing a coworker's chair and laughing his ass off as they injure themselves" to "strangled someone for not getting his coffee order right" to... "imprisoning his daughter and effectively killing her."

Oh. Welp. ]

That's-- that's stupid. Friggin. Stupid.

[ Ah, he's gripping that paper so hard that it's in danger of being destroyed. ]

thanks, fam.
[ Who would send Handsome Jack presents? Shockingly, a lot of people. He's practically rolling in gifts this whole time, but there are some that are significantly more interesting than others. Like this Hyperion gun he's currently practicing with. He shoots it, then looks incredibly pleased. ]

Nice. See, that's what I'm talkin' about. None of this useless crap I usually get, this-- this is a hell of a present. [ He raises his voice: ] Whoever sent me this gets a promotion when I get out of this dump! And a bonus check! That's a lot of money, you mouthbreathers, so keep 'em comin'!
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[personal profile] brokencode 2017-03-26 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Speaking of said imprisoned daughter, well. It's only by pure circumstance that she stumbles across him, legs quickly like a newborn giraffes. Her skin was far paler than usual, and her own paper was clutched within her hands.]

[Her complexion goes from sickly pale with a hint of nervousness to white-as-a-sheet upon seeing Jack. Immediately, she tried to stumble backward even further, fear lining her eyes.]

[The paper was dropped, sliding over to in a way that had to be almost deliberate.]

'Complicit in the deaths of thousands.'
creepylaugh: (If I turn around I'll find)

thanks, fam

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-03-27 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Woah, that's awesome! I've never seen anything like it! What kind of bullets does it use?! And how many did you get? The cheapskates sending me gifts only gave me one box!
orthodoxes: (a distance.)

kaidan alenko | mass effect

[personal profile] orthodoxes 2017-03-26 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
A; welcome (to hell)
[--well none of this is what he expected.

Kaidan briefly glances at the, uh, list, a lot of which mostly goes 'killed somebody', 'shot somebody', 'blew up somebody', 'threw somebody down seven floors' and other such stuff.

He thinks he should be more worried about this, but when you're in a war killing people is kind of an unfortunate side effect of being on the job. Anyway, the more important question right now is how and why he is even in this--place. Whatever this place is.

After taking some time to get himself out of all that paper he wakes up with Kaidan (eventually) manages to stumble out of his room. He opens the (fancy, ornate) door and pokes his head out cautiously.]


[...better to be safe than to be sorry.

Also, there's still a piece of paper on the top of his head. Don't ask how it's still stuck there.]

C; just keep swimmin'
[That town is very--tempting, certainly, but Kaidan isn't so sure how much he can trust that its real. Or if the people there aren't going to just start going at him with pitchforks and stuff like that on the possibility he does get over there.

Well, first even before all of that--

Kaidan crouches down to stare at a pebble next to his foot for a few moments before he... hovers a hand over it and starts to frown really hard.

(He almost looks like he's constipated like this, honestly.)]
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[personal profile] butlovememore 2017-03-26 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Hey numbnuts, if you're gonna--

[ wait. no. ]

Waaaaaaaaait wait wait wait. Wait. I got it. No, just-- stay right there. Just take a huge crap on the ground. Don't even bother getting to a bathroom just do it right here. Come on. It'll be hilarious. I'll pay you a lot of money, right now, to crap on the ground of this stupid place.
orthodoxes: (this doesn't line up.)


[personal profile] orthodoxes 2017-03-26 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Kaidan pauses in what he's doing to look up at Jack--and then be very unimpressed because. Seriously.


I don't need any of your money.
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creepylaugh: (I remember that day; that time)

aaaaaaaa :3c

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-03-27 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Yahoooo, hello! Any idea what the hell's going on?

[ That's one fine way to greet the fellow dead, right? ]

Hey, looks like you've still got one of those pesky slips on your head. You're welcome.
orthodoxes: (passing left.)


[personal profile] orthodoxes 2017-03-27 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's certainly one way to greet people, that's for sure.

Kaidan turns around to look at the person who addressed him, blinking at the comment and then reaching up to take said slip of paper and looks at it out of habit.

'Left his lover to die', it reads.

Kaidan frowns and crumples the paper up, tossing it away.]

Thanks. [He mutters before moving on to the other part of the conversation.] And as much as I'd like to tell you an answer, I don't have any myself.

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[personal profile] battletips 2017-03-30 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
( Lucky Kaidan! He's opened his door just as Robin's left his room. He's shaking off some paper from his robes, folding a few select ones and putting them in his pocket for now. When Kaidan's door opens and he offers his hello,
Robin greets him with a casual smile,

Good morning. ( Is it morning? Eh! ) ... Haha, did you just wake up? I think you missed one.

( And he points to his own head to show Kaidan what he means. You missed a sheet, amigo. )
orthodoxes: (classic arm fold.)

[personal profile] orthodoxes 2017-03-31 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Usually when you poke your head out from an unfamiliar room in an unfamiliar environment, the first and last thing you expect is for somebody to actually respond to you.

He has to pause for a moment first, managing not to react too much to it, and simply takes in his words.]

Uh--thanks. [He takes out the paper on his head and gives it a brief glance (Killed by throwing them into an explosive canister) before tossing it away.] And yeah, I guess I just pretty much woke up.

[To... wherever this is.]

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tsumugi aoba / ensemble stars!

[personal profile] exfine 2017-03-26 05:48 am (UTC)(link)

[ With all the papers falling off of him, you'd think that Tsumugi's back at Yumenosaki again, doing all sorts of boring paperwork. But when he picks one up and reads its contents, his blood immediately runs cold.

Wasting food, disobeying his mother -- that's normal and all even though Tsumugi can't help but wince at them anyway, but the one thing that made him freeze up is --

Helped orchestrate the War.

To anyone it'd be pretty vague, but there are more papers with the words oddballs, fine, valkyrie, and all sorts of random words scattered around his person, and Tsumugi feels like he's trapped in the middle of the floor full of broken glass.

He tries his best to look composed, but it's very obvious that he's sweating profusely, his hands slightly shaking as he gathers up these notes. He's... really out of it, so you might want to help him calm down or something? ]


[ Presents? How quaint. Tsumugi certainly didn't expect anyone to give him anything while he's staying on this realm, but it's a pleasant surprise. Even more surprising is that someone from back home managed to gather most if not all his lucky items in a box! ]

Is... this a sign? I really am so lucky...!

[ Feel free to check his lucky charms out! So far he's scrutinized an old coin, a pentagram necklace, a jagged piece of rock, a hairclip, and many others. ]
soundspeachy: (spectating murders is entertainment i gu)


[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-03-26 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone really cares about you.

[ Coming from one of the gardeners, holding a broom. ]

You're very lucky.
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[personal profile] exfine 2017-03-26 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
You really think so? No one at home seems to care about them, so I'm glad someone thought of collecting these for me while I was gone.

[ He reaches into the box again and pulls out... a freshly-made bouquet. ]

How did these get here, though...

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[personal profile] battletips 2017-03-30 07:27 pm (UTC)(link)
( Robin picks up a sheet of paper from the ground. Without reading it, he folds it in half so that the message is covered and holds it out to the boy. )

You dropped this. ( He says it casually-- lightly-- like he's just returning a handkerchief someone's dropped on the ground and not a confession of some sort. ) ...It would appear you've dropped a lot, really.

( He laughs once and waves the folded sheet in front of him, )

Here, I'll help.

( Before anyone else can come. )
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[personal profile] exfine 2017-03-31 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
[ Tsumugi's head snaps up, his eyes landing on the note Robin is holding. ]

N-No, it's fine, I don't want to bother you with this--

[ He starts collecting the papers, even reaching up to snatch the one from the other male's hand. His eyes scan the room, looking for something to help dispose of his sins. ]

I think everyone's gotten these too? Or is it just me... Oh dear..

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iria animi | tales of innocence

[personal profile] creepylaugh 2017-03-27 04:44 am (UTC)(link)

[ "Excessive bullying of someone who likes you", "Chowed down a food cart without paying..." (and other instances of gluttony), "Jealousy rages", temper tantrums. So, so many temper tantrums. ]

Geez, as if I didn't say sorry for some of these? And I was totally starving, so that shouldn't count! ... What kind of prank...

[ Angrily muttering to herself, still Iria does not do more than toss them off-- Then of course, each soldier she had to kill in self-defense running away from Ratio. To this, she couldn't say anything. But one paper of murder has the biggest punch of all. Her eyes widen and she pales. The girl hastily crumples it up in her hand then tears it apart for good measure. ]

Hey, hey, anyone up for starting a bonfire? I wouldn't mind this harassment getting burned good and well.

Yooo... that's a pretty far off town. Do you think the people there are as dead as we are?

[ Iria's still not entirely sure how well she's processing this being dead, but trying to treat it as lightheartedly as possible is how she's trying to hide her suspicion of anyone who would... well, kill someone else to get out of this mess. She was sure she'd have no qualms about fighting back in self-defense, but it was ugly to think of their vulnerability even in this place that in appearance was so much nicer than her desert home village. This false sense of security they're trying to build is definitely playing dirty. ]

Oh! Wow, I wonder how they even managed to get these down here.

[ All concern for danger and self-image is out the window as Iria happily picks up her dual pistols and starts spinning one around with her hand. ]

These were pretty expensive equipment, you know! So many hauls of trading monster parts for Gald, totally worth it. --But I guess it would be in pretty poor taste to practice my shooting in such a nice garden, maybe I should do it at the lakeside. Do they even have any spare cans around here? Can't believe a place being too clean is working against me.
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[personal profile] soundspeachy 2017-03-27 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
If you want to burn anything, go do it outside. Maybe in the cobblestone courtyard. Try not to set anything else on fire other than your sins.

[ A young lady holding a broom, full of snark. Though she looks too tired to be more acrid than this. ]

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Robin | Fire Emblem: Awakening

[personal profile] battletips 2017-03-30 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
A.Filial Piety
(Robin awakens to the all too familiar sensation of paper all around him. Waking up, he rubs at his eyes sleepily, pushing his hair back, and listening to the papers shift and shuffle off of him as he sits upright. Did he fall asleep in the middle of planning his strategies and taking inventory last night? As soon as he realizes where he is, he knows that wasn't the case at all, though. He thinks,

Where did I wake up this time... and picks at the papers around him for clues. There are all sorts of things written on the paper.

What is this? (All of the times he's wasted food and the times he's lied to Gaius saying there wasn't any candy when he knew Maribelle had a stash for Lissa nearby... and more serious secrets-- times he's disobeyed his father, things he'd stolen, and the names of people who'd died at his hand.

He folds those papers and sets them aside, letting out a frustrated sigh,
) Really...

What is going on here?

B. There are better places to take a nap, you know
(Let's just say this isn't his first time waking up in a strange place with no recollection of how he got there. After listening to the explanation behind this place, he's taken to the gardens to clear his mind. Letting out a loud sigh, he rubs the back of his neck and mutters to himself,)

Where did I wake up this time?

( There's a story (or two) there and you can feel it. )

(CHALLENGE YOUR FATE, pick your own adventure.)
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