The Big Oof


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Scene Title The Big Oof
Synopsis Seren connects with Wright and Elliot over Discord
Date June 22, 2021

@⠀Rad Maenad |
sbevansToday at 3:17 PM
Hey! I kind of seriously spaced and realized I don't know what I did with the jacket I put your card into— but I remembered I still have you on here, so, less worries.
Wanted to check in and see how things were going? Have you heard from Elliot recently?
RadMaenadToday at 3:20 PM
hi! i'm glad you reached out to me, i forgot that we were both in the Angel server
things are going ok. settling in in KC, currently thinking of ways to deface my boring-ass government office they've given me. Elliot is doing ok too, mostly in a holding pattern right now but I can contact him if you'd like him to be involved in the conversation (not doing that is ok too if you would rather not start a group chat)
how about you? how are you doing?
sbevansToday at 3:25 pm
Didn't even know a group chat could be a thing for… you know.
I'm hanging in there. Feel like my hands are going to fall apart with how much needs generated so quickly for this project. But it's
It's good, you know?
To not have to think about everything.
Anyway, a little art never hurt anything (re: your office) and a group chat (re: Elliot) makes things a party, so
RadMaenadToday at 3:28 PM
i'm just going to use his phone to type out what he says to me. It should make things clearer and also I am so fucking bored right now

@⠀No Angel |
RadMaenad added 321contact to the group. 06/22/2021 3:39 PM
RadMaenad changed the channel name: No Angel 06/22/2021 3:30 PM
321contactToday at 3:31 PM
Hi Seren, this is Elliot
Glad to hear from you
RadMaenadToday at 3:32 PM
let me know if this is weird and i'll banish him to the pit
sbevansToday at 3:34
yeah it's a little weird when you know what's behind it 😂
but hey, I brought this on myself, here
Suddenly genuinely have no idea what to say though
sbevansToday at 3:38
I mean the obvious is, "Hope you're doing well. I'm doing my best over here."
Baird turned into something weird the other day and I took 30 to draw it because he looked fucking ridiculous.
So that's something novel and undepressing, for sure
321contactToday at 3:40
Picasso weird or misleading b-list horror movie box art weird
I’m doing ok. Lots of waiting. Missing home
RadMaenadToday at 3:42
is Baird a boop-on-the-snoot kind of guy, because if so, 1 pls
also i realize discord isn’t the greatest format for it but it’s ok to not feel great about things. we’re not going to boot you out for the hard things, w’re going through a lot of it too
solidarity in the face of The Big Oof
sbevansToday at 3:45
listen, the problem is he's not got a Snoot to Boop at the moment. it's a beak. like a mouth.
Have you ever seen a potoo bird??? I can't look at him right now, and he's mad at me because he didn't choose to wake up like this, but nonetheless… 😂
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RadMaenadToday at 3:46 PM
i’m sure he’s the regalist of all potoo-kind
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321contactToday at 3:46 PM
Maybe he just needs a little hat
RadMaenadToday at 3:47 PM
I’ve been wondering if he ever has forms with opposable thumbs and if so, does this make him ungovernable?
sbevansToday at 3:48 PM
He's much more tame than some of my other friends have been, though. I can't remember if you ever met Larkspur, but she was an absolute menace to stray strings and out of place hairs. Sweaters were not safe. Neither were channel selections she didn't favor.
I proposed him the idea of a little hat. He is too mad at me still to consider it.
wow working from home has tanked my productivity today
RadMaenadToday at 3:51 PM
tell him he’s a cutey potooty
i’d ask how your project is going but then the person in the room next to me who is Definitely Not Spying would probably kick in my door and shoot me
it’s cool that they let you work from home though. i asked if i could work from home but they said that defeats the purpose of moving me to KC
it’s surprisingly boring here, though in all fairness i’ve been here less than 24 hours
321contactToday at 3:53 PM
Do you get days off
Or are your days off all working from home now
sbevansToday at 3:53 PM
ahahaha 🥲
I'm trying not to burn myself out. I couldn't work in the office today, though.
I couldn't handle pretending like everything was fine when it's… not. I'm not going to be able to keep facing people who don't know, I don't think.
I don't think Everleigh's aware of it all even though I know she acts as the therapist for a couple of Raytech folks. I mean, eventually, I feel like she will.
But I don't think I'd wish this on anyone.
This was so much more different when it didn't have a timeline. I've known for a long time this was coming. I had a dream once that wasn't a dream, one that a lot of people had, and ever since then, it's been kind of like this… waiting? This knowing that one day everything was going to go sideways again. I decided at the time to not let it bother me too much because…
sbevansToday at 4:05 PM
I don't know. We were raindrops challenging a flood. And then Detroit happened, and things nearly ended then but
321contactToday at 4:10 PM
I understand the weight of feeling all of that
It’s a lot
And it’s really, honestly frightening
It’s kind of weird to me that you’ve been involved in this longer than we have, because we are Action Duo
I’m truly in awe of the fact that you were right there in Detroit, helping make things not end
RadMaenadToday at 4:12 PM
it’s true, you are more badass than we are
sbevansToday at 4:14 PM
who's been telling you two weird lies
321contactToday at 4:14 PM
Well, back when we were mere bus randos, you told me you were there, so, assuming it was lies, you
RadMaenadToday at 4:14 PM
we do not believe that it is lies though. i don’t want to have to fight you on this because i’m not sure i could take you but if you want to pretend you aren’t awesome as like a cover for something i’ll play along
for now
sbevansToday at 4:16 PM
The only thing I did out there was put myself in danger I probably shouldn't have, and caused others from Raytech to come looking for me. We ended up in the crossfire for some of what happened, yeah.
Saw a miracle get turned into a horror, and wished with all my heart that it would stop without more death.
Maybe it worked. The thing in Eve stopped killing. But a second later, someone stabbed Eve and killed her, so…
I haven't been back to Detroit since. idk about ever going back to that park again, honestly.
RadMaenadToday at 4:23 PM
if it makes you feel any better, Eve is doing as fine as Eve ever does right now
she is famous for not remaining stabbed
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321contactToday at 4:24 PM
I don’t want you to think I’m downplaying the badness of Detroit or how difficult it was to experience
I wasn’t there and I don’t know what it was like at all other than the reports I’ve read since
But I know it takes real strength to come through something like that and still function
So you should be proud of yourself
I’m confident we can make it through this one too and still live full lives when we’re done
sbevansToday at 4:28 PM
Barring the obvious, of course.
I'm just still holding out hope we hear from 💃
321contactToday at 4:29 PM
I hope for that fervently
321contactToday at 4:30 PM
Hope doesn’t come easy to me, but I have so much of it now
She promised to do whatever it takes to make it back, and I trust her
sbevansToday at 4:31 PM
I'm really glad you've been able to find it. It's hard to hold onto. Precious. But contagious, too, in the best of ways.
Baird says he's hoping, too.
Maybe we can spirit bomb this thing to help her get back to us.
sbevansToday at 4:40 PM
I actually just found this thing that's really great related to this. It's crazy it popped up right right then on my feed
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Just seems incredibly relevant
That's her, all right 💜
321contactToday at 4:42 PM
It really is
Thank you
sbevansToday at 4:45
np, it did me some good too!
Baird is telling me I should get a nap if I actually plan to get any work done later… kind of reset. I'm off for now
I'll try to pop back in sometime soon. Hope everything goes well on both your ends. Fingers crossed

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