2:47 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna appears
2:47 PM <Aphex_> Stanek is also there apparently!
2:47 PM <Lily> Edith, too, is in ic1
2:48 PM Roget set the topic: Origins IC1 - Common Areas, Dorms | Runs: #homeimprovement | Alt-IC: #tooltime | Commons Radio Music: http://scp.bz/radio | There's a banner in the commons reading "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" with some pink and black balloons. | There's coffee if you didn't think there was we're nubs who don't update topic
2:49 PM <~Roget> The commons radio is playing light jazz, and a newscaster on tv is blathering about celebrations in Paris and London to commemorate the new year.
2:49 PM <~Roget> It feels vaguely festive
2:49 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna wonders if there's booze.
2:49 PM <LadyKatie> What, she's Danish>
2:51 PM <Aphex_> Stanek, similarly, wonders if booze is a thing. He briefly considers that, then remembers that he has to pick up his shift around midnight.
2:52 PM <~Roget> There's a punch bowl with a picture of a winking elf
2:52 PM <Lily> Edith's watching the festivities on tv
2:52 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna tries out the punch.
2:53 PM <~Roget> Perception all
2:53 PM <LadyKatie> 4df+3 oo boy
2:53 PM <Glacon> LadyKatie: oo boy: 4 (4df+3=0, +, +, -)
2:53 PM <Aphex_> He mutters, wryly smiling to himself.
2:54 PM <Aphex_> 4df+3 shiet
2:54 PM <Glacon> Aphex_: shiet: 1 (4df+3=0, -, -, 0)
2:54 PM <Lily> 4df+4 perc
2:54 PM <Glacon> Lily: perc: 4 (4df+4=+, -, -, +)
2:54 PM Roget → ~RogetGMs
2:55 PM <~RogetGMs> As you go to sample some of the punch, Hanna, you can hear bare feet beating against the floor. Edith, you hear it over the telecast. At least one barefoot person is running down the hall towards the commons.
2:55 PM <LadyKatie> "Huh?"
2:55 PM <LadyKatie> She looks at the door
2:55 PM <Lily> Edith looks up at the door, hoping nothing bad's going on
2:57 PM <~RogetGMs> Just as you look up, you see a tottering baby zip by at high speed, shortly followed thereafter by a bald and naked old man with a long, bushy and winding beard going between his legs, twisting around the knee and tapering off at ankle height.
2:57 PM <~RogetGMs> He's cursing at the baby in dutch.
2:57 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna tilts her head to the side.
2:58 PM <Lily> "I am not the only one seeing this, oui?"
2:58 PM <~RogetGMs> You can hear the old man's footsteps recede into the distance as he continues chasing that baby.
2:58 PM <LadyKatie> "If what you're seeing is an old man chasing a baby, then no."
2:59 PM <LadyKatie> ~I need a drink.~
2:59 PM <Aphex_> "… What an odd sight."
3:00 PM <Lily> "I haven't even started drinking yet."
3:00 PM ⇐ %Talonair quit (ria.eht.ni.lat|570111diu#ria.eht.ni.lat|570111diu) Quit: Connection closed for inactivity
3:00 PM <Lily> "…should we investigate this?"
3:00 PM <LadyKatie> "They're running, and I don't want to."
3:00 PM <&Nemi> One Amelie Zelinka comes bumbling into the common room. "Allo! Um, did you see an old man and baby running by?"
3:01 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna nods.
3:01 PM <Lily> "Oui, do you know why?"
3:01 PM <Aphex_> "I would suggest at least reporting the situation. Perhaps someone from the security department could intervene? Hallo, miss Zelinka."
3:02 PM <&Nemi> "Eeh, non, I have no idea. Maybe it is metaphor for the New Years?" Amelie stops near the door and looks to the intercom. She starts that way.
3:03 PM <Lily> "I would not be surprised, the things that happen here."
3:04 PM <~RogetGMs> The footsteps grow louder again. The baby spins into the middle of the room, coming to a rest on its big fat baby butt. It's a blonde haired child with a sash around its shoulder.
3:05 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna tries to not get knocked over.
3:05 PM <Aphex_> "…….my word. How hamfisted, hm? Reminds me of a Leyendecker painting."
3:06 PM <Lily> Edith looks down at it, surprised. "What now, hm?"
3:07 PM <~RogetGMs> A few moments later, the old man walks in. Tottering, he falls over, an outstretched hand a few inches from the baby.
3:07 PM <LadyKatie> "…"
3:08 PM <Lily> Edith stands, somewhat concerned. "Monsieur, are you okay?"
3:09 PM <&Nemi> Amelie stares in wonder, and then shakes herself out of it to grab the intercom and ring up security!
3:09 PM <~RogetGMs> There's a keyhole in his back, made of brass. It looks embedded in his body, like a part of him. It's heavily tarnished and old-looking.
3:10 PM <~RogetGMs> The old man looks up towards Edith and mutters something about keys in Dutch
3:10 PM <Lily> "Does anyone speak dutch? I do not, I am afraid."
3:11 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna has no idea what to do.
3:13 PM <~RogetGMs> The baby is holding a small key in its fat little fist.
3:14 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna goes to take the key?
3:14 PM <Aphex_> "…This is outside the range of my expertise ladies, so I apologize… What in the world…"
3:14 PM <Lily> "Is… this wise?"
3:16 PM <~RogetGMs> It's cool to the touch, and has '1958' embossed in it.
3:17 PM <Lily> "If you need him blown up, I can help." Edith smirks. "I am not sure… winding him is the best idea, however."
3:18 PM <LadyKatie> She takes the key, and puts it in the slot on the old guy's back, curious.
3:18 PM <Lily> Edith watches, curious as to what'll happen albiet concerned somewhat
3:20 PM <~RogetGMs> Everyone, pdef as a massive amount of dust blows out as the old man explodes into confetti!
3:22 PM <Lily> 4df+3 o shit
3:22 PM <Glacon> Lily: o shit: 2 (4df+3=+, -, 0, -)
3:22 PM <LadyKatie> 4df+4 huh
3:22 PM <Lily> rip
3:22 PM <Glacon> LadyKatie: huh: 6 (4df+4=0, 0, +, +)
3:22 PM <Aphex_> 4df+4 shit
3:22 PM <Glacon> Aphex_: shit: 3 (4df+4=0, -, +, -)
3:23 PM <&Nemi> 4df+4 Eek!
3:23 PM <Glacon> Nemi: Eek!: 4 (4df+4=0, +, -, 0)
3:25 PM <~RogetGMs> Everyone but Hanna, when the dust clears, you all now have massive white beards, as if you had been growing out whiskers all year. It's your real hair.
3:26 PM <Lily> Edith runs a hand over it and laughs. "Well, that was unexpected. How do I look?"
3:28 PM <Aphex_> "…" Osvald strokes his new beard. "…Hm. Not much different, save for the… well, the beard."
3:29 PM <Lily> "I do not think it suits me very much."
3:29 PM <&Nemi> Amelie looks thoroughly baffled as she feels at her chin. "W-what..?"
3:29 PM <LadyKatie> "…" Hanna goes to her room, and comes back with some sparkling white wine. Time to spike the punch.
3:30 PM <LadyKatie> She's a Dane, she can't help it.
3:30 PM <Aphex_> "Miss Hanna, now? Of all times?"
3:31 PM <LadyKatie> She nods, pouring in the bottle.
3:32 PM <Lily> "I do hope this is not permanant."
3:33 PM <~RogetGMs> It's your real hair, so the bears will stay until it's shaved off and won't grow back if you don't normally have a beard
3:33 PM <Lily> "I'll go find a razor, au revoir." Edith leaves, mildly amused.
3:33 PM <Aphex_> "…I quite like my own beard… though this does not help my overarching feeling of being rather old." He helps himself to the now-spiked punch.
3:34 PM Lily → LilyAFK
3:34 PM <LadyKatie> It tastes like fruit punch and disappointment.
3:35 PM <Aphex_> Stanek feels mildly disappointed at the disappointment-flavored punch. He frowns, then sits around, debating internally about shaving this beard off before going to do just that.
3:39 PM <LadyKatie> Hanna drinks! Who knows what will happen now?
3:40 PM <Aphex_> Who knows!
3:41 PM <LadyKatie> (Me. I know)
3:42 PM <&Nemi> * Amelie whimpers a little as she continues feeling at the enormous white beard.
3:42 PM <&Nemi> "I-I feel.. I feel ridiculous!"
3:44 PM RogetGMs → ~Roget
New Year Beard Time