If you feel that I'm portraying Duck wrong in anyway, feel free to post here anon or not. If you have any suggestions on how I could play her better, I'm open to them. Duck is a very new muse to me and I really hope I do her justice. You can also IM/Plurk/PM me if you feel that would be better.
Rue! Where are you Rue!
[And so at some point she might end up coming up to you and going...]
Excuse me! Have you seen a girl with long black, wavy hair and red eyes. She's extremely talented at dancing and very pretty.
[And when that fails, she's running around crazy, clearly worried and freaking out over her disappearence.]
Maybe... the Malnosso just took her for a little while...?
She saw quite a few people who she'd never seen on the journal or around before, but they all had the same wings as she did. Judging by their appearance (or at least some of them with the basic clothing you come in with), they had to be New Feathers. It took Duck a little while to adjust to a simpler time with replacement journal, but after a few days, she's fitted in okay as if she were also a New Feather. She'd heard about the journal delivery, but she had no actual part in it.
As the days got colder, October seemed to catch up on them again and she couldn't help but think about when she'd first arrived here. Was it really a year that she's been here? Or something close to a year anyways. With all of the wonderful people she's met and experiences she's gone through here, it didn't seem like it was already a year. Upon checking the journal for the usual entries, she realized there was nothing there. She assumed it had something to do with going into the past.
Without thinking, she headed towards where Sheena and her lived, staring at the building. She sat down next to it, staring at this Filial journal.]
So.... I wonder how you're supposed to feel when... you've been to a place for a long time, but it doesn't seem like it?
[Mostly thinking out loud..... Learning more about this time point would probably come in handy at some point while they were here, so she decided to go look around.
EDITED: forgot about the video function not working woops!]
Family... I... wonder what it's like to have one....?
[Glancing up, she finally noticed the feed had been on for a while now.]
O-Oh yeah! I forgot I turned this on....
I have a question for everyone here.... I was just wondering how it would be like to have a family? I've never really had one of my own, but I imagine it would be a wonderful thing. I have so many wonderful friends that I care about, but I can't help but wonder what I'll do after I have to return to my old life....
[For most people, they can take that as is her going home from Luceti, but to those who know about her secret identity(s), she's referring to when Mytho has his heart shards back again and returns to being a duck again.]
What are your families like? Are family traditions different from other families around? I'm... just a little curious. I'd like to hear from you all.
[And with that, she slightly bows her head as if giving her respect as she turns the feed off for now.]
She was beloved by all. There were seven fairy godmothers who presented the infant with a gift. Offering beauty, wit, grace, dance, song, and music to the baby girl, all of those had been wonderful gifts. However one bad witch – who was still angry at being overlooked – presented the infant with her own gift. Placing the infant under an enchantment, the princess would prick her hand on a spindle and eventually die. Luckily one fairy still had her gift, using it to save the infant. However even with her gift to save the infant, the princess would fall into a deep sleep for 100 years; The only way to save the princess was true love’s kiss.
Will such a time come? Or will the princess be doomed to sleep for a century?
If you know Duck, you might notice how she's been missing for a while. It wasn't until she seemed to be dropped out of no where when her journal turned on. It tumbled around until you saw a little bit of her and mostly the scenery around her. She didn't seem to budge much, but all around there were a lot of trees and flowers here and there. Being left in the forest by the Malnosso, she didn't seem to budge at all.
Every now and then you saw animals go by here and there, but Duck never moved an inch. It wasn't much longer until the journal simply shut off on it's own.]
[OOC: For those who haven't noticed my absence, Duck has been mallynapped and won't wake until her "prince charming" shows up to wake her up. This is meant to be backdated maybe to the first, so I apologize for how late this post is. Feel free to search for her and find her in the forest.]
Uhm... So I have a question for everyone....
What do you do when you like somebody...? Like... not just like somebody like friends but... more than that...?
[And there her cheeks turn a light red.]
I-I mean... I guess it's not that big of a deal but...
Uhm... You know what, never mind. Sorry for bothering everyone.
[And then she fumbled to shut it off. Feel free to bug her anyways. Also, she doesn't know she can filter this stuff from people, so have fun with that.]
As she was in the middle of the fifth time of try to make chocolate hearts, the communicator ended up turning on as she tried to look for the recipe she was using. She didn't seem to speak much, but she was fast at work in the kitchen working on molding the chocolate. The kitchen has flour and all sorts of things everywhere as she's cooking. She'll clean it all up later. suddenly one of the bigger hearts snapped in half.]
Ugh! Maybe I should do something else....? I didn't think chocolate would be this hard....
[Going to look back at the recipe with no idea that it was on... You suddenly see mostly just her face.]
What else would work though? I need to get better....
[OOC: Feel free to bug her as she figures out how to make her chocolate... and has no idea that her journal has been on this entire time. She'll pretty much have something for the people she's spoken to enough. If you're a cast mate or a good friend of hers, she's trying to make bigger hearts for you.]
[Duck seemed to be confused when she turned on her journal]
Uhm... Is it just me or.... Is there a bigger influx of people than normal? I'm used to seeing people come often but.... is it normal to have a lot of people at once?
I've been here for a few months now and there's still a lot of things I don't know. Still... This place isn't that bad.
[With nothing more to talk about, she promptly turned off her journal.]
[A little later after this video, you can find in the forest. Winter time was definitely something that Duck wasn't used to, but she found it interesting. So she'll be busy playing in the snow.]
Snow man~ Snow man~ This is a lot of fun.
[Feel free to join her in her winter fun.]
'Do you think they would be happy to see you like this?'
She said it, but at the same time, she'd never actually had a friend disappear in thin air before. She was only a duck, after all. She'd gotten over her initial sadness, but it didn't mean it was particularly... gone. It didn't help that something happened to Mytho and Rue and she can't quite figure out what happened.
To keep her mind off of things, she figured she had to do something she loved. Ballet. Without the help of Princess Tutu. So out in the woods, you might see the girl stretching or attempting to practice to dance. She doesn't really have anything in mind as much as she's just dancing to clear her mind. Her dancing is far from graceful, but for once it was oddly.... calm.]
I can still dance.
[It was spoken lightly, but there was so much emotion... So much feeling put into it without actually saying so.]
Uhm... I'm not sure if this is on or rather... if it's broadcasting or something.... but I guess I should introduce myself.
My name is Duck, and I've just got to this place earlier today. I think they called it Luceti... I think I'll save the questions like how did I get here, but I do have something else to ask.
Would anyone by chance know a few people by the name of Fakir, Rue, Mytho, Uzura, or Drosselmeyer.? This is really important.
[She paused for a moment, clutching her pendent subconsciously.]
I guess that's all I needed to say. Please answer back somehow if you know any of them.
[There, she cuts off the feed.]
[OOC: I apologize for how long this is. I didn't realize it would be that long. My god am I out of touch with journal based games lol!]